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tv draumas, comes to an end. >> you want to cook crystal meth. >> bracking bad penes we lose one show, but there's a host of others. >> and zombies binging on us. >> falture film on tv? >> it's on tv, but definitely here. >> we go on the red carpet to see if tv is golden again ahead on sunday morning. >> charles: it's campaign season for many politicians across the land, including an outspoken candidate made in new jersey, whose many supporters will be leading all 50 states in one day. >> the hard charging governor of new jersey is not afraid of a little name calling. >> it's a nice day on topic. are you stupid?
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on topic. >> chris christie says there's one label he doesn't deserve. are you notice, bu>> no, butime a fight. >> a word or two with chris christie later on sunday sunday. >> high voltage is part of metallica's success. anthony demonstrates. >> reporter: they were the biggest selling rock act of the 90s. then they nearly fell apart. >> what was going on with you guys at that time? >> we were lost. dic >> reporter: but they found themselves dpaen, and as the founding members hit their 50s, could it be that t monsters of metal have mellowed? later on sunda sunday morning,
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metallica. >> director ron howard with a new film, and he had to take an accelerated course in an unfamiliar field to get to the finish line. we talk about >> ron howard's latest movie is motor racing, whether it's here -- >> woe have a problem. >> or outer space or academeia. there's a common theme? >> you were ahead of the start. >> great machinery you're driving. learning on the job with ron howard later on "sunday morning". >> chip reid checks out the approximate theial library of george washington, and the new film, gravity. and the dance craze known as twerking. the head lights for this sunday morning, september
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29th, 2013. >> well into the night with the house of representatives. we have the latest from washington. >> late last night, house republicans passed a new version of the stop gap measure to fund the government until december 15. it added two amendments. the second md repeal a tax on medical devices as part of the legislation. and the house approved a separate measure that will ensure u.s. troops get paid even if the dpft shuts down, and the republicans say the measure leaves intact most parts of the health care law that have taken effect. with time running out, the bill goes back to the senate where harry reid calls the gop bill pointless. even if it passes the senate and gets to the president's desk, he will veto it. the senate doesn't return to work until tomorrow moerk, leaving one day to reach an
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agreement and avoid a government shut down. >> charles: thank you. experts looking into the deaths of 19 firefighters battling a juep wildfire in arizona have issued their report. they cite a number of issues. chief among them, improperly programmed radios that blocked communications with the men just before flames overtook them. >> ended a career pitching a complete game against the houston astros last night. andy pettit who was 41, and a 2-1 victory. >> thousands of people have convergeed on pierce nebraska this weekend. to bid to a large crop of vintage chevys. they belong to a dealer who had new and used cars in a warehouse and on his farm. >> stormy in the midwest, cooler in the mid-section, and
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a beautiful fall day in the east that continues in the week ahead as we pation into october with more showers, breezy in the northern plains and sunny in the south. >> it has become the dominant culture of the time. >> a new season on television. >> and later. >> do you think the republicans should be forcing a shutdown of the government if they don't get their way? [ male announcer ] at northrop grumman,
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>> television's first gold ebb age played out decades ago in the 50s. on sets like this one topped by rabbit ears. the second golden age is being ushered in with this nigh season, prime time. the cover story is reported now by lee cowan. ♪just sit back and hear a tale of a fateful trip. >> reporter: as we may have loved those seven cast aways, none of us rushed home to watch the season finale of gilligan's island. >> or fantasy island. it was growing in a vast waste land. a criticism lechled the tv in 1961. by this the fcc chairman but
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if the tv landscape was considered bad back then, think of how bad tsd today. there are channels we never heard, and channels we don't know we have, channel that is stream instead of air. >> are you supposeed to ask that question? i read that you're not supposeed to ask that. >> you read that >> you mean a new study for prisons? >> and yet, far from a vast waste land, the boob tube has never been better. >> it's opened up a lot of opportunities creativity. >> you don't have his charm. >> actress julia dreyfuss isn't alone in praise. >> television is having a second golden age. >> reporter: it also comes from those who we've watched grow up on the tv red carpet.
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like all in the family, rob reiner. >> you know you are incomprehensible? >> maybe so, but i make sense. >> even rob reiner says never had tv offered such a wealth of nutrients. >> back in the 50s, that was the birth of television, and roit now things are happening on television that are far beyond what you even see in movies. >> television isn't just a guilty pleasure. >> used to be the water cooler show. >> it's almost a social requirement. >> it has become the to be fair, you have to watch television for the critics. >> one of the reasons tv got so good is because people got sick of their project not being made in hollywood. so we saw a flood of actors and writers gushing into tv. >> and the explosion in choices.
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ism in order to get attention, take risks. and they pushed tv past the boundaries we've become use to for the past 30 or 40 years. >> case in point, tonight's much anticipated finale of amc's breaking bad. >> walter white. >> that's the point. tv has grown up says three time emmy winner, ryan craig. >> you can't put on magnum p.i. and expect that to succeed in this day and age. >> geting on, and we step through. >> reporter: these days the draumas getting the most buds are character studies that actually rierm an investment
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in the audience, some stick it out week by week, and others binge on a whole season all at once. netflix, starring kevin spacy. >> treating the same way you treat a novel. audiences >> we're not nominating you for secretary of state. >> the nature of promises, linda, is that they remain immune to changing circumstances. >> it takes commitment to delve into the underbelly. >> i've never been in love. >> she won't get married because she's never been in love. that's sad. >> and the boardwalk empire. >> how do we get to know each other better? >> i don't like what i'm
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hearing. >> absolutely. prove that the audiences are really intelligent and engaged and want to be challenged. >> terrence witter is the executive producer of boardwalk empire, and knows of what he speaks. >> this is a very caneful situation. >> the shows like wire, game of drove. and the murderous dexter all became audience and critical darlings. >> whatever you want to call t. organized crime. >> to write those changes. >> sounds like a real conversation as oppose to
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point counterpoint punch line which is generally the dialogue you get in a knelt work show. >> but even network tv is changing. >> the good wives. the now canceled friday night lielts and modern family, all ohave won critical acclaim. >> and the writing has gotten better and so much of tv doesn't even look like tv anymore. it looks like a big budget feature film. >> amc's walking dead. it's the picture of a zombie apocalypse with no small undertaking. the make up is realistic. >> zombies scare me. >> look in the mirror. >> it still freaks me out when i look in the mirror. >> 40 hours of the series so far.
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>> and the past season show. >> for co-executive producer and special effects master, greg nickatero. the small screen isn't small anymore. >> the fact thaw can take 32 episodes and tell your story and draw these characters out, what filmmaker owriter, what director or producer doesn't want the opportunity to develop his character with that amount of depth. >> reporter: where due see things going from here? does it get better? >> the fact is there are networks out there looking for this kind of material. i think we're just seeing the beginning. >> reporter: certainly not everything on tv is golden in this new age. >> honey boo boo may be a pop culture darling. but -- >> momma.
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>> there's something for everyone in the vastness of tv these days. and perhaps, a little less weight. present company included >> charles: coming up. coming back, magic johnson off the course, in the spotlight.
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>> 21 years ago today, the date that magic johnson told basketball fans just what they wanted to hear? >> i'm coming back to the lakers, and i'm playing again. >> charles: it was a dramatic reversal from the previous november. it stunned people in the sports world and beyond. >> because of the hiv virus, i will have to retire from the lakers. >> charles: magic johnson was poiseed to begin his 13th season with the lakers when a physical revealed in the fall of 1991 he was infected with
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hiv. at a time of lingering fear and ignorance about the virus, he won widespread support, including from an old boston celtics rival turned friend. >> the first call i got was larry bird. first call. he's crying, checking on me. >> charles: in a sunday morning interview, magic johnson and larry bird look back on that phone call with jim axelrod. >> picked up the phone -- at the time i thought it was a death sentence. >> charles: as the world now knows, magic johnson has proven that fear wrong. he took no part in the 1991, -92 regular season, but played in the all-star season and won mvp honors. >> you're the most [applause] . >> he was also a member of the
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u.s. dream team at the 1992 summer olympics. though he reversed himself again and didn't play in the 92-93 season afterall, magic johnson wasn't through with basketball just yet. he coached the lakers briefly in 1994 and finally did make his return as a player in 1996. before retiring for good. >> today in 1994, magic johnson is very much alive. >> and the foundation he created to promote hiv aids awareness. we cannot tell a lie. and the george washington presidential library next. said i had diabetes.
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>> these are just a few of the hundreds and hundreds of books written about george washington. >> you see the books owned by george washington, vu to go to his mount vernon home, and the new presidential home that opened this past friday. chip reid takes us on a tour >> i believe george washington
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was at man who without the nation wouldn't have been created. >> she chairs the mournt vernon's ladies association to preserve george washington's estate and legacy. >> he led us to freedom, gave us power and came home to his beloved mt. vernon. >> and washington wrote a friend it was his dream to build a library to hold his papers and books. >> reporter: 200 years later, the official opening of his presidential library, a short walk from his mt. vernon home. >> the lost $100 million all raised by the ladies association, not a penny of taxpayer money. >> curt is the president of the association. >> this is the library, and
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where the scholars will come to study washington. >> reporter: looking down from the walls are six founding fathers as they appeared at the time of the constitutional convention. >> some would say franklin was wiseer and jefferson was more intellectually complex, but washington was a man of action, and if he led it, things would get done. >> part of the mission is separating fact from fiction. >> did he cut down a cherry tree? >> no. >> did he throw a silver dollar across the potomac? >> no, that's also a myth. >> reporter: the heart of the library is washington's personal collection of books and papers. and this is george washington's actual copy? >> yes. >> washington had little
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formal education. but he read voraciously, novels include don quixote, and tax policy to farming. >> this is a special book. >> acts of congress was purchased at congress last year for $9.8 million anded kls the then brand new u.s. constitution. this is the actual copy of the constitution that george washington read to see what his powers as president were? >> that's exactly right. he's the first person to hold this office, and and we can see him writing in the indenltation as a way of organizing. >> martha washington destroy his letters after he died, but this one was found years later in the peculiar of a desk drawer. washington wrote it as he was leaving to take command of the continental army. ti. shows the emotion and the connection between martha and george. he writes, my dearest, i
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retained a section for you which neither time nor distance can change. >> wow. real romantic. >> beautiful sentiment. >> reporter: the library says more than 5,000 books have been written about george washington, but curt says there's still a lot to learn. for example, how his early acceptance of slavery changed slowly over time. >> by the end of his life, he realized that he needed to free the slaves and it was evolving where he thought they should live as free men and women. >> reporter: the lipraer, he predicts will reveal surprises about washington. for example, he owned the largest distillery in america. mt. vernon still makes and sells his potent brand of whiskey. >> hip, hip. >> that will put hair on your
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chest. >> it will, absolutely. >> the george washington we know, and the one we don't know. how open to scholarly inspection at the library, the father of our country. >> charles: still to come. will me he or won't he? new jersey's chris christie. >> you just hardly can turn him down. >> charles: and, need a new one? >> thank you so much.
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>> it's the nude season on "sunday morning" and mears charles osgood. >> charles: he's a politician made in new jersey. we're talking about republican governor, chris christie. we caught up with him for questions and answers. >> great. >> how are you? >> you get a bad pngt of me on the internet anywhere. how we doing? >>reporter: watch chris christie work the crowd at the jersey store, and he looks
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like a typical politician. but the new jersey governor would be the first to tell you proudly that there's nothing typical about him? >> i tell you what i think most politicians sound like, and what citizens think, that charlie brown's teacher t. all sounds the same. >> it's a nice day on topic. are you stupid? >> on topic. next question. >> and if they did, he wouldn't let them get away >> thank you, and i'm sorry for the idiot >> as a republican governor of a demstate. >> stupid remits. >> he can be abrasive. >> i don't have time to sully myself with this garbage. >> reporter: he seldom misses words or spared feelings. >> she should be embarrassed at what a jerk she is. >> idiot, stupid, crazy. these are all words.
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a person in a leadership position should be using? >> you think so. >> idiot? >> sure. if they're an idiot, they're an idiot. >> are you a bully? >> no, i'm not a bully. but what i am is a fighter. >> what's the difference? >> i think a bully is abusive, and a fighter is somebody who is willing to mix it up to defend his or her point of view. >> reporter: most americans got a glims of that fighting spirit last fall when super storm sandy battered new jersey causing $30 billion in damage to the shore. >> it's beyond anything i thought i'd ever see. >> christy comforted residents who lost homes and raled
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against congress when relief money didn't come fast enough. >> our people are played as a pawn. >> reporter: what do you think sandy did yr your image? >> it give people an opportunity to see something they didn't see before. >> reporter: what? >> compassion. >> reporter: some people didn't like to see this, the warm reception he gave president obama in the days leading up to the presidential election. chris christie embraced president obama. >> i cannot think the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> reporter: you really don't think that helped him win the election sfi. no. >> reporter: people must have nudged you saying don't be so nice to him? >> nudging is a nice way to put it. they were badgering me. and quite frankly, i was tired
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of t >> if you can forget it -- >> how are you? >> see you. >> reporter: right now christy is fighting for re-election in november ahead by 30 points and has a 66% approval rating. each though polls find most disapprove of his issues. like he doesn't believe in same sex marriage? >> but my view is, put it on the ballot and let the people decide. >> reporter: on friday, a judge ruled new jersey must allow same sex paerng. christie was greeted by
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protesters on the minimum waimg bill. but conflict is a comfort zone. so this is where you spent the first five years of your life? >> yes, it is. my mom went to that high school. this is her neighborhood. >> reporter: chris christie was born in newark, but the family moved away because of failing schools. his mom was sicilian and a democrat, and his dad is irish and a republican. >> they aurpged openly, loudly in the house between each other and with us. it was the atmosphere in the home. so when you see your role models feel passionately about the things they believe in -- >> you going to fix this for us? >> you didn't think so, did you? >> reporter: the four story walk up where he lives is now a vacant lot, but christie's
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memories are vivid, especially his mother who died nine years ago. the presence is so large in your life. >> she today is still the most dominant force in my life, still. coming here with you makes me feel her presence. even more, even more. >> reporter: christie met mary pat foster in college, both catholics, they married in 1986 and have four kids. with her blessing, christie entered politics as a county legislator in 1994. when he lost his bid for re-election three years later, he nearly walked away for good. >> after i lost, i never thought i'd be a candidate for anything again. i just thought maybe this isn't for me. >> reporter: why? >> because i lost. >> reporter: and you wanted to walk away?
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>> it wasn't the hurt that did it. you always want to do things your successful at. it caused me to reflect and think if this is the right thing to do. >> reporter: he turned, and eight years later, chris christie jumped back into politics. >> hey, new jersey, we >> running if for governor and winning. as governor christie has made waves cutting taxes for wealthy and cutting tenure for teachers, but also known to compromise, and says politicians in washington should do the same. >> do you think republicans should be forces a shutdown of the government if they don't get their way? >> no, there has to be a solution, and i don't think we should be doing that. and to be fair, i don't think responsible republican leerpds are advocating a shutdown of
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the government. >> reporter: do you think it's irspm. >> it's irresponsible if you're advocating shutting it down that by definition is ail failure. vu to work it out. >> you should be supportive >> reporter: in new jersey he found common ground with democrats, like recommending rehabilitation instead of prison for first time drug offenders. >> who among us vice president made a bad choice in life? how are you. >> reporter: at this rehab center in palter son and wherever the governor does. >> i'm trying. >> reporter: people weigh in on his weight. >> i'll stay away from the donuts. >> made jokes about you. >> reporter: it has been a favorite subject of late night comedians. sometimes with the governor playing along. but the 51-year-old took it
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serious enough to have lap band surgery earlier this year. >> i will say, you know, i'm more than halfway to my goal. >> reporter: and there's speculation that christie has another goal, the white house in 2016. >> people ask am i going to stay in new jersey? i say that's what i intend to do. >> reporter: so you'll sefshl owl the full term? >> that's a decision i'll make down the road. >> reporter: the people of new jersey want to know if you're going to stick around. >> how do you know that? how you do you know that? >>reporter: you think people don't care if you run for president in 2016? >> i think most of them don't. i'm not making that decision now. it would be stupid to make it now. if i were to make that decision now, it would be stupid. >> where's the camera? >>reporter: of course, there's still plenty of time for chris christie to decide whethe wheth
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run for higher office. and plenty of time for americans to decide whether they like what they see. >> look at my record, look at what i've done. judge me for who i am. i've done it before, i've lived with wining and losing. whey realize is, if you're yourself, next day the sun comes up no matter what happens. >> reporter: even if you lose? >> sure. it's sad, but it comes up. >> charles: twerking. a definition. >> reporter: we went and asked people a simple question. how
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>> charles: there's something called twerking. it's graphic, shocking, this caught the attention of our contributor. >> all right, let's get it over with. let's talk about twerking so we can begin to live in a perfect twerking america. if you don't know what it is, it's a suggestive dance move you're about to see. you hustle your kids out of the room, and here's how the dictionary defines it.
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if moefrg an freeman knows about it, you should too. >> to dance in a sexually provocative manner, involving thrusting hip movements, squatting dance. >> reporter: twerking has been around for at least 20 years. but it recently hijacked the national conversation. in new york city, hundreds set the guinness record for the most people twerking simultaneously. talk show host, jimmy kimmel reveals himself to be the master mind behind a viral twerk video in which a booty shaking causes bodily harm. and provocature, miley cyrus created a twerk day on the mtv music awards.
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crit too racy, too desperate, and too derivative. ask some calling her racist appropriating black culture. but america wrote it up, writing more articles about miley's dancing than syria. twerking takes place in a long line of dance moves deemed immoral, even apocalyptic. the waltz was called sinful because of close connect between dance partners. in 1914, the tango earned a papal denunsiation for being damaging to the soul. and elvis' pelvis instigating juvenile delinquency. i don't think twerky spells the end of youthful decency, though i shudder to see what move comes next. as a woman, i understand the
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need for young ladys to express owning their sexuality, but twerking doesn't appear at all self-possessed. as a mother, i don't want any girl twerking near my kid at barmitzvah. >> and you can't smell twerk without we. we can look the other way. if we ignore t it will twerk itself out. >> charles: coming up. >> we realized we
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>> charles: that's enter sand man. one of the high voltage hit that is put metallica on the charts again and again. they talk about the good times and the bad with anthony mason. for the record.
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>> reporter: as if the world's biggest heavy metal band wasn't big enough. in their new film, metallica through the never. james hatfield, kirkhamoc, and rob erpt trujillo are blown up to epic size in imax 3-d. where are you going with that? >> poverty. we're going for poverty. let's bank roll our own movie, 3-d, and imack. >> this cost a lot of money >> have you seen yourself in 3-d yet? >> i have. i look way better. >> i look much bigger. ♪nothing else matters
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>> reporter: in the rock world, of course, metallica is already epic. the colossas of heavy memgts. one of the most successful of all times. eight grammys, five straight number one albums and 110 million records sold. hatfield, the lead singer and guitarist has a motto on his fingers. >> riff life. you know, the riff. it's all about the riff. that's where the song starts. >> reporter: when he and orrick formed the banld in l.a. in 1981, they were an unlikely pair. the danish born orrick open hoped to be a tennis player like his father. >> at one point the danish team consisted of my dad, uncle and granddad. so orrick is a tennis dynasty in denmark, and of course, i was going to continue in that tradition. >> reporter: when that didn't work out, he turned to music.
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that's how he found hadfield who picked up the guitar as a teenager after his father left the family. you went through -- >> primarily automobiles, but in the back, there were musicians seeking banlds and banlds seeking musicians. >> reporter: what did you think when you >> i never met somebody from denmark, let alone europe, and he talked funny, and he smelled funny, simple >> we were so different from each other. and james' fervor -- >> an extremely interesting person. in his mind he was a rock star already. >> reporter: their brainier brand of heavy metal built a following. but in 1986 on tour in sweden,
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their bus skidded off the road. killing bass player cliff burton. >> and your brother dies. he was a brotheritous. when someone is killed in your camp, you never prepared. never. >> reporter: the band kept going. and in 1991, metallica became truly massive. the black album would sell more than 16 million copies and help make metallica the biggest selling rock act of the 90s. hblgts for the group is an inconspicuous building in san raphael, california. >> we rehearse, and my drums back there, and play in a circle. >> reporter: the business of metallica is organized by a staff of a dozen workers. >> they run our fan club. they run our websites, they run our merchandise.
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>> look at this thing here. >> a metallica -- >> metallica likes to control its own destiny which is why in 2000 -- >> nafta hijacked our music without asking. >> reporter: the band filed suit against napster, the website that allowed fans to dox*up load music for free. there was a significant backlash against you >> it was a difficult time, and i took a lot of hits, and i'm still 15 years later -- the guys that sued napster. >> what ramgtsed the banld was the departure of bass player, jason nustead. >> we weren't fully equipped for why. why would jason leave the biggest band in the world. and the cameras were rollingly. >> i realized now that i barely knew you before. >> and all of a sudden life as we knew it melted down. >> controlled by the rules you set. i think you're controlled by
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people. >> reporter: it was all captured in the documentary, some kind of monster. and got so ugly, the band's management called in a therapist. >> we accomplished together, and become healers of ourselves. >> you're part of the most famous therapy session in the rock world, [laughter] what was going on with you guys at that time? >> yeah. we were scared that we were so big at that point -- we were so big, we didn't know what to do next. we were believing our own hype. we were swollen in the head, shrunken in the heart, i would say. we were lost. >> reporter: metallica regrouped. hadfield took a hiatus to dry out from a drnging problem.
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and trujillo was brought in. (technical problem) >> he draws hardcore fans. from around the world. >> metallica. >> reporter: before taking the stage, the band gets ready in its tuning and attitude trailer. >> this place is like our sanctuary. no one else comes in here. >> reporter: for the four members, all parents, metallica itself has become a kind of sanctuary.
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and after 32 years together, james hadfield, and james who both turned 50 this year say this is a different band. >> in the 80s and 90s, metallica was very military precision chain that bolted across the land and took no prisoners, and somehow in the last 10 years, we all sort of woke up and we looked in each other's eyes and talked about how much we love each other and love doing what we do, and nowadays, metallica is joyful. >> charles: ahead. swept away.
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in business, they say nothing happens until somebody sells
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something, and we are on the road in little rock. >> i was doing real good this morning. >> at 81, he doesn't need to work. being legally blind. he never had to work much. but melvin pickens still works. >> i just can't sit around and not do nothing. >> as a traveling salesman. >> i enjoy the people. >> reporter: with the help of a caretaker friend, melvin goes to businesses in littlerock, arkansas asking owners and customers to buy one of his brooms. >> could you use a broom? >> i'm sure we could. >> reporter: $10 brooms. how many years have you been doing this? >> 20 or 25 years. ime just estimating. >> reporter: you estimate way off. i hear you've been doing this 63 years? >> i've been doing it so long. >> reporter: according to family, melvin started selling brooms around 1950. works six days a week to
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support his wife and four children. his wife since died and the kids are grown, but that work ethic just will not go away. >> thank you. >> reporter: some say he's the best salesman they've ever seen. >> he has a special magic. and then his persistence. with 10 or 15 of these on his shoulder, you can hardly turn him down. >> not that people don't try to say no. >> i've already got one. >> you whan? you know what you ought to do is buy today, and then have it next week. >> sale closed. >> i don't think you can approach him sxnt buy one. >> she got one, he got one. at this point x*mgts rock is one of the best swept citys in the world or one of the kindest. or maybe people here simply like having him around as a living example. >> you can't quit.
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a quilter never wins and a winner never quits. >> did i ask you did you want to buy a broom? >> how am i going to get a broom on an airplane? >> i don't know about that. >> charles: ahead. director ron howard and a brand new track. and astronauts in pairil, the new movie, gravity.
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>> didn't you ever give anybody anything just for the pleasure of it, and something you didn't want anything in return for? >> sure. yesterday i gave jimmy something. >> now that's fine. what did you give him? >> a sock in the head. >> it's "sunday morning" on cbs, and here again is charles osgood. >> charles: ron howard was barely beginning his career in his days on the andy griffith show. these days he's grown sxup highly successful director with a new movie out just in time are if the new season. >> ron phillips talks with ron howard in lond >> reporter: it's not hard to
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pick an appropriate spot to talk to ron howard about a movie. >> i could not miss this chance he could have picked a grand ca needial for the da vinci code. or a college campus for a beautiful mind. or a space museum for apollo 13. for his latest movie, a super car show is the place, because the movie is about -- this. an incredible battle. >> ron howard entered the high octane world of motor racing and has an admission to make. until he made this movie he knew next to nothing >> and this stuff around here or the course. >> i appreciate cars enough to recognize, but i wouldn't invest in a car like this.
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in fact, it would be a waste of machinery to have me driving it. and i didn't know much about formula 1 except that it was cool and sexy and very dangerous. >> qualify. >> reporter: the movie, rush, is not just about racing. it's about the death defying rivalry between two legendary drivers. james hunt, the life in the fast lane pedal to the metal who knew no fear. >> getting there in the day, and playing chicken with everyone else. >> reporter: and nicky louda, the cold calculating australian withab overbite played by a remarkable look alike. >> one of the handsomeest men on the planet.
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icon, playboy. and who is the, opponent who stands in his way, this austrian myopic rat. perfect. perfect. >> reporter: the movieimably about car racing, but formula 1, the brand that's hugely popular in the rest of the world but always had difficulty cracking the american market, it's a modern bloody gladitorial arein a. the film is set in the 70s when a driver'sness cha of dying over a career approached a staggering 1 in 5. nicky's louda's fiery crash in the 1976 german grand prix in which he was severely burned and so close to death he received the last rites is the
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centerpiece of the movie. a severely scarred louda was shockingly back racing just six weeks later. if it wasn't actually true, people wouldn't >> you wouldn't write a script this way. if it was fiction, you wouldn't have the finale work in such a surprising and emotional way. how is an audience going to respond to this? >> reporter: houston, we have a problem. hourpd has had had this problem before in outer space. apollo 13 told the story of the near disaster explosion of the 1970 moon mission. >> i had a test screening for apollo 13 very early on. >> reporter: and the test audience, like the general audience afterwards loveed it, except for one. >> i went to that card first, of course. >> what could he not like? >> a 23-year-old male. and how come everybody else likes it and this guy doesn't.
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terrible. he said more hollywood b.s. they would never survive. he didn't be it was a true story. >> reporter: some scafrpd their heads and wonder the at ron howard's own true story. as ronnie howard, he was opie, the perfect little kid on the 1960s andy griffeth show. >> i haven't got any homework today? >> how come? >> they kement asking questions up to theble ring, and the teacher didn't have time to give us homework. ♪monday, tuesday, >> reporter: but as tv adolescence, howard became ritchie cunningham on happy days. >> prom queen, she would pick miss sapling. >> reporter: in the movies, america's favorite teenager was in america's favorite teenage movie, american graffiti. >> finally getting out of this turkey, and now you want to crawl back in, right?
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>> >> reporter: but the son of a show biz family wanted more, and more came rolling along. >> i'm ron howard. this is granld theft auto. >> reporter: when the producers wanted him for the 1977 car chase movie, he said he'd do it if he could >> here's the deal. i had the american graffiti happy daips profile, and then a low budget movie. it was enough of a start to help finance it, and then as a trade out, i got to direct it. and leverage my way in there. you leverage your way in a lot of places. >> it doesn't quite ever stop. ♪hello darkness my old friend. >> reporter: it's wa he wanted to do ever since he saw the graduate, dustin hoffman seduced by ann bancroft, an
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older woman, a movie that affected a lot of lives. >> you're trying to seduels -- >> i started watching the graduated over and over again, and i began thinking about the way mike nichols shot things which certainly had nothing it do with the photographs of the andy >> what was it about the graduate that a lot of people of a certain age -- like our age -- were very impressed by that movie, not just for the obvious reason? >> l it was at that moment rebellious, hilarious, and the movie was great. >> it looked and sounded and felt very different from everything else. >> reporter: coming up to 60, and the 30 movie mark, and two oscars in his pocket, there's barely a type of film he hasn't done, from the true story like apollo 13 to
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fairytales like how the grinch stole christmas. not everything has been high minded. >> and i care. what is the deal? >> there's been a couple of movies i've taken on, because i thought there's really an audience for this, and i think i know how to do it. and this would be great business. a couple of instances -- >> reporter: which ones were those? >> i probably felt that way about the grinch. >> reporter: it did provide an opportunity for the ron howard trademark, sneaking his family into the movie. that's his father. his daughter brice. his wife sheryl. >> my only superstition is that it doesn't have to be a big part, but i want her in the films, and she has been. >> reporter: and if it works t works. rush has been a box office hit in britain, but will have a
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tougher run in the nascar dominated u.s. where it topes nationwide this weekend. rush, for ron howard isn't just the name of the latest movie. it's what he gets making them. >> this is what i do, and i can't think of a better day than getting up with a set of story telling problems to face. and an interesting group of people to face them with. >> charles: just ahead, follow the sun.
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>> charles: it's happening right now. a new place in the sun for our "sunday morning" sun. just in time for the new season, we've moved it to the lower right-hand corner of the screen just a little lower and further to the right. same thing for the yx*bs eye thaw see in all the lower
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right in all of the cbs news programs. don't get too technical. the fact that more and more of you are switching over to high definition tv. it's a much wider picture. it opens up a little more room for the pictures. those of you without high def sets will hardly notice a difference. the tweak to the picture has just begun. a slight switch for the place of the sun, we're moving it slightly off to the side. now that the picture is so wide. you don't have a gnaw set, no need to despair. as you see, that lucky old sun is still there. >> david edlestein weighs in is still there. >> david edlestein weighs in on the new film, gravity.
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>> charles: here's a look at the week ahead on our "sunday morning" calendar. on monday, a retrial begins in florence italy in the case of amanda knox, and raphael, accused in a murder of meredith. knox says she will not leave seattle to attend. tuesday is first day of open
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enrollment in open insurance exchanges under the affordable care act. wednesday sees a hearing in federal court in the chapter 9 brments filing by the city of detroit which has debts of more than $18 billion o. thursday, every alaskan who has lived in the state for at least a year receives $900 from the alaska fund created in 1976 after oil was discovered on the north slope. on friday, the labor department issues the latest jobs report. and on saturday, the american humane association proclaims this here's hero dog awards. back to the present, and the new space thriller called gravity which has critic david edelstein over the moon. >> reporter: the plot is basic. two astronauts played by sandra bullock, and george clooney get in space. speeding debris from a russian
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exploded satellite disintegrates their shuttle and kills the rest of the crew. so the shell shocked medical engineer bullock, and gregarious mission commander clooney have to find a working shuttle to get home, maybe on the nearby russian space station, preferably before that lethal debris hurdles around the earth again in 90 minutes. dwinldling oxygen, remnant fuel, and it's a mess up there. >> do you copy? >>reporter: moving through the cliff hanger is a spirit quul odyssey, a woman dead inside, must let go of despair. find her faith, deep in a sense, reborn. the verdict? gravity is corn ball as all get out, totally formula, and incredibly apaizingly stunningly incredible. i'm out of superbulatives. the key is mess.
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hear me out. this isn't anode to my tenth grade geometry teacher. when you watch, you're aware of multivariables and algrhythms. >> we have to go. >> the effects supervisor tim weber strut their stuff in fluid shots, mathematical miracles. >> permission to retrieve dr. stone. >> it's all dnl inside a computer. but still camera moving, shuttle moving, earth rotation. starps rotation. characters in zero gravity. the momentum of a body as it collides with another body with a head jolting womp. i saw gravity in 3-d, and so should you. silt as close as you dare to the biggest screen possible in a seat like the one i had that rocked back and forth as i recoiled from the impact of light and sound.
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>> where's home, dr. stone? >> illinois. >> reporter: the actors make it intimate. kloon sea hoot. but it's bullock's movie. she's our most down to earth superstar, which makes her the perfect person to connect with us from outer space. her gravity ballet is exquisite. there's a fusion of faith and math that makes the corny old hollywood style gravity a dazzling bombardment for the heart and brain. it's not just state state-of-the-art, soots the higher core. >> charles: review from david edelstein. now head to bob schieffer in washington for a look at what's coming up on face the nation. >> as we fet close tore
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shutting down the government, we talk to rand paul and dick durban. >> charles: and next we're here on "sunday morning". >> captain phillips, can you >> charles: meet the real captain phillips. and janice joplin's life story opens on broadway.
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>> charles: woe leave you at glacier national park in northwest montana.
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>> schieffer: today on face the nation two, major stories this weekend, congress takes us a step closer to shutting down the government. as the u.s. and iran take a step toward better relations. house republicans are taking it up a notch, keeping the government open now depends on postponing obamacare. >> it is no secret that the tea party republicans came here not as public servants but to destroy and designate our government. >> for heaven's sake have as much flexibility with the republicans as you do with the russianrussian and iranians that shouldn't be too much to ask. >> schieffer: the white house says don't blame us. >> we are not for negotiating with a people with a bomb strapped on their chest. >> schieffer: as the news got worse at the capital the president and the iranian president hooked up on a historic phone call about solving their nuclear standoff. we will get analysis on that from former national


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