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♪ good morning. it's tuesday, december 27th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." president-elect trump fires back after president obama claims he could have won a third term. chaos at shopping malls across the country. large brawls have shoppers running for the exits and the grand canyon leaves a family stranded in treacherous conditions. the mother tells us how she survived a nearly 25-mile hike. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> it always sounded trumpian. if i ran again, you would prior
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to all of this winning, i'm barack obama and i would keep on winning. >> president obama says he could have won an third term but mr. trump says no way. >> he was so out of touch during the whole election. >> could he have won? yes. >> the prime minister of japan making an historic visit to pearl harbor. he will meet with president obama at the memorial. >> oh, ain't getting through that. >> the storm from the west to east is making it difficult for thousands of travelers to get home. >> it's horrible. just sitting there. two hours behind schedule. >> a pretty hard runner. >> the russian ministry claims that the plane has been recovered. all 92 people on board were killed. >> a massive sinkhole would be linked to a possible sewage problem. >> it's not a matter of if but when that house is going to crumble into the ground. >> a bizarre rash of riots in
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nine different states. >> a billion dollar smash and grab in new york city. thieves go right for the pricey fur coats. >> all that -- >> b.a.s.e. jumping off a cliff and something goes terribly wrong. >> i'm good. good. >> he's going to throw and wide open for a dallas touchdown. >> the dallas cowboys go to 13-2. and "all that mattered" -- >> a surprise home visit for one of the super fans. he's a world war ii vet and reportedly the oldest swifty. ♪ >> on "cbs this morning" -- >> bogdanovic gets it in. ohm! 35 has won it for brooklyn. randy foye is the hero. he beats the buzzer. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by
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toyota. toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs and welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm josh elliott. with margaret brennan and vladimir duthiers. charlie rose, gayle king and norah o'donnell are deservedly offer. president-elect donald trump shocked the world when he defeated hillary clinton last month. now he said he would have beaten president obama. the president said in an interview that he could have defeated mr. trump if he'd be able to run for a third term. he said his hope and change message would have resonated again with voters. >> the president-elect fired back on twitter writing there's no way he would have lost. mr. trump wrote in a follow-up tweet, the world was gloomy before i won. there was no hope. julianna goldman looks at the transition. good morning. >> good morning, just a few months ago that president obama pledged to make president-elect trump's transition to the white
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house as easy as possible. but ever since the two have met the president and his successor have publicly veered between playing nice and throwing punches. >> if you think you're winning, then you have a tendency just like in sports maybe to play it safer. >> reporter: while admitting to monday morning quarterbacking president obama told david axelrod on his podcast that hillary clinton underestimated working class america. the president said he would have been able to beat donald trump with a message of diversity and tolerance. >> if i would have run again and articulated, i think i could have mobilized a majority of the american people to rally it. there is a sense obviously, that some communities have been left behind from the recovery and people feeling anxious about that. i think she looked at, well given my opponent and things he's saying we should have focused on that.
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donald trump said president obama said he thinks he would have won against me. he should say that, but i say no way. >> i ask haved him what he would think of this one and that one. >> reporter: earlier this month, he said he's consulted the president on cabinet picks. >> i will always make myself available to him just as previous presidents have made themselves available to me as issues have come up. >> reporter: but on foreign affairs -- >> since there's only one president at a time -- >> reporter: -- the two have been less than diplomatic. >> what i've advised the president-elect, of course the board you want to make sure you're doing that in a simmatsy attic way. >> reporter: mr. trump tweets if russia or some other entity was hacking why did the white house wait so long to act? why did they only complain after hillary lost? and just this week, mr. trump criticized the united nations
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from abstaining from the united nations resolution condemning the settlements in the west bank. tweeting, as to the u.n., things will be different after january 20th. now, this is a delicate dance for president obama who doesn't want to see his biggest accomplishments gutted. margaret, president-elect trump resumes his working vacation from his mar-a-lago camp today. mr. trump yesterday mocked the u.n. security council for friday's vote condemning those israeli settlements. he tweeted, quote, right now, it's just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is blasting the obama administration for not vetoing the resolution. netanyahu suspended the working ties with nations that voted for the resolution. in hawaii this morning, president obama is hosting a tribute 75 years in the making. ♪
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japan's prime minister shinzo abe laid a wreath at the national memorial of the pacific yesterday. many servicemen killed in the pearl harbor attack are buried there. later today, abe will become the first japanese prime minister to make an official visit to the "u.s.s. arizona" memorial. chip reid is traveling with the president in honolulu, a few miles east of pearl harbor. chip, good morning. >> reporter: today's memorial is intended to strengthen the japan/u.s. ties as the leaders pay respects to thousands who died. they will encourage the world to remember this history, so that it is never repeated. the surprise attack by the japanese on december 7th, 1491, pearl harbor, killed more than 2, 400 people.
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1077 perished. president obama made an historic visit to hiroshima, mr. obama said he wanted to remind the world of agony of nuclear war. >> we have a shared responsibility to look directly into the eye of history. and ask, what we must do differently to curb such suffering again. >> reporter: earlier this month, the japanese prime minister said his visit to hawaii would be an opportunity for reconciliation, caroline kennedy, the u.s. ambassador to japan told us this is about both nations finding peace. >> and what they really are doing is showing their sacrifices. >> reporter: the tributes are an important step forward according to retired admiral dennis blair the former commander of pacific forces. >> it's not that history will be
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forgotten. but it will be as an historic event that's led to greater things. not as something that will mar on the history of both countries. >> reporter: with that shared history, the two countries move into a new year and new administration. president abe met with president-elect trump. >> i think the alliance is so strong. it has so much bipartisan support. i think president trump, i think that he'll recognize that. >> reporter: president-elect trump criticized japan during the campaign on trade. and for not paying enough for its own defense. but ambassador kennedy said the relationship must and will remain strong during a trump administration. vlad. >> chip reid in honolulu. thanks, chip. police are investigating a string of fights that broke out in malls across the country. the brawls happened yesterday in the post christmas crush on one
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of the busiest shopping days. look at that video. a dozen cities from elizabeth, new jersey, to ft. worth, texas. in some cases, police responded to reports of gunfire. jericka duncan is here with what led to the violence. >> good morning. postings on social media may have paid attention to the fights monday night. while they all happened within a few hours of each other, it's still unclear whether they happened by chance or were planned. >> reporter: dozens of police officers rushed in to respond to this fight at the south valley mall outside of chicago. confused and panicked shoppers scrambled for building exits. police say nearly 1,000 teens gathered at the mall before the brawl started at 6:30 last night. the mall closed for over an hour. in a shopping center in elizabeth, new jersey, officers armed with long rifles searched the food court.
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someone reportedly shouted gun after a chair slammed. runs ran for the exits. video shows corridored stopped as shoppers tries to get out. at least eight people were injured. in ft. worth, texas, officers responded to reports of an active shooter, although it turned out there was no gunman. >> anytime we're hearing a mall shooting the day after christmas, we have tons of people, you know, holiday shopping, of course, the response is going to be just like that. we're going to get in here as fast as we can. >> reporter: police are still unsure about why nearly a dozen brawls happened around the country. in at least one situation, authorities say social media may have played a role. >> running, screaming. i seen a girl get trampled over. it was squary. it was really scary for real. >> reporter: at the mall in ohio, the mall was placed on lockdown. and officers used pepper spray to disperse a large crowd after a fight. >> we didn't know what was going on. but at that point, we pulled
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everyone into the shop. we wanted to make sure they were safe and at least contain it a little bit. >> well, police made a number of arrests across the country because of the fights. many of the malls were closed or evacuated last night during a police investigation. they plan on being open again this morning to handle the post-christmas shopping. margaret. severe weather could cause major headaches for millions of holiday travelers. a storm system carrying a mix of rain and snow is passing through the east coast this morning. parts of the great plains are digging out, after a storm brought blizzard conditions. minot, north dakota, got more than 20 inches of snow. bad weather has delayed more than 3800 flights across the u.s. since yesterday. more than 400 flights have been cancelled. demarcos morgan is at newark liberty international in new jersey, one of the many airports dealing with delays. demarco, anyone getting out of there this morning? >> reporter: they're trying.
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just take a look at the place here. in fact, look at the crowds here behind me, 1.7 million people are expected to travel through here this holiday season. that's just a fraction of the millions of people on the move across the country. but an outbreak of severe weather could bring travel for so many to a standstill. in the sky -- >> seats were bumpy, we got a little motion sickness. >> reporter: and on the streets. severe weather has turned travel into a frustrating ordeal. >> i don't even know what's going on. i don't know if i'll be able to catch a flight today. >> reporter: in minot, north dakota, whiteout conditions and piling snow forced airport officials to completely shut down monday and early this morning. more than 400 delayed in minute ndelay ed in minneapolis. some passengers spent the night there. >> there's nothing i can do. i just have to wait.
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>> reporter: the misery was felt on the east coast at newark's liberty international, where there were more than 180 delays and cancellations. >> you feel like you've experienced the worst? >> yes, i feel like it's got to go up from here. can't go down. >> reporter: conditions weren't much better on the roads. dense fog brought traffic to a slow crawl on virginia's interstate 77. >> it's horrible. you're just sitting there. we're two hours behind schedule. >> reporter: as the new year approaches there could be even more trouble in store for passengers. later this week, significant snowfall is expected in parts of new england. and heavy rain from washington, d.c. to new york. josh. >> it officially never stops. demarco, thank you. well, hackers attacked sony computer network two years ago and now word of a sony hack. the twitter account falsely announced that singer britney spears had died. she is in fact alive.
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the inaccurate report also appeared on bob dylan's account. a hacker group said it broke into sony's account to correct that report. it denies any connection to the original hack. they describe themselves as vulnerability saeassessors. cn cnet's dan ackerman is here. twitter account had been compromised and the situation has been rectified. and yet, this is the second time for sony. there are any comparisons to draw? >> there's a lot we can take from this. it's a little bit about, you know, fake news and information being distributed through the official channel. sony music verified twitter account, that's clearly false. but if you look at it for more than two seconds, you can see it's lower case letters, the
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punctuation is weird. >> how easy is it to hack a twitter account? >> apparently very easy. >> with large-scale hacking that happened with sony? >> especially with these hacks that they've been responsible for, those are low-level, low-tech things. they look for a list of leaked pass words that are found. a password that someone has used in more than one place. really the password is the biggest vulnerability there is. >> so they denied that they were not behind the attack. they were trying to stop the spread about britney spears. >> you so the fake tweet and then they're saying it's not real. and signing this one with our hash tag. they've done similar things before. they've hacked accounts belonging to executives at yahoo! and googles and marvel comics and twitter.
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they seem to focus a lot on high-profile celebrity and brand accounts. >> is this something to do for the doing? this normal? >> it almost seems that way if you're a group of kids. by posting something interesting or fake news. and if you put your name in it, you're able to brag about it and claim you're a security group. by the way, you can go to the website and we'll assess the security four which is kind of their gimmick. >> they got their narrative. advertising. dan ackerman, thank you, my friend. police in east tennessee have captured five of the six prisoners who went on a christmas breakout. they're still searching for the 54-year-old david wain frasier. the inmates pulled a stainless steel toilet from the wall. and then escaped through the 20-inch hole behind it. yeah, look at that picture.
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a local sheriff said the bolts connecting the toilet to the wall had rusted after a water leak. the entire escapade and escape only took about six minutes. russian searchers recover a black box this morning from a military plane that crashed into the black sea. rescuers displayed the flight recorder in a bucket of water. sunday's crash killed all 92 people on board including members of a world famous military choir. the recorder was find about one mile offshore from sochi, the city where the flielgght took offer. 160 people in goa, india, had a close call. the plane was headed to mumbai when it ran offer the runway and spun completely around. the passengers left the boeing 737 using the emergency slides. the airline said 12 people were injured, though none of them seriously. one man said after the plane skidded, quote, smoke started
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coming out. chaos ensued. and my foot was fractured, end quote. >> oh, my goodness. >> i'd be freaking out. we get on planes for our jobs, every time i'm on there, i'm freaking out. but nobody knows that, except it's in my head. investigators say human error caused a charter jet carrying a brazilian soccer team to run outside of fuel and crash. 71 people were killed last month. six people survived. the investigation found out that the plane failed without fuel. the crew didn't report engine failures until it was too late. george michael was a global superstar who gave away much of the money he earned. ahead, why so many stories about his charity work are coming out, after his
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save her stranded family during a desperate 26-mile hike near the grand canyon. >> i was afraid to fall asleep because in my mind, if you fall asleep, you freeze to death. >> ahead, one woman's efforts to protect her family and how she survived becoming stranded in deep snow. >> the news is back in the morning right here on "cbs this morning." irregular heartbeat afib, a type of not caused by a heart valve problem. but no matter what path i take, i go for my best. so if there's something better than warfarin, i'll go for that too. eliquis. eliquis reduced the risk of stroke better than warfarin, plus had less major bleeding than warfarin. eliquis had both. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding. don't take eliquis if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. while taking eliquis, you may bruise more easily...
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". go morning,od i'm rahel solomon. firefighters have controlled a fire in lawncrest, sparked when a tanker hit another vehicle and a gas station. chopper three, over the speedway gas station on the 6300 block of oxford avenue. the tanker narrowly missed an gas pump. one person was injured, that person is in stable condition, at einstein. >> switching the forecast with meteorologist, katie fralinger. >> rahel, weaver temperatures flirting with 606 already in some locations, but, you do have a trade off. that comes in the way of this latest cold front. now, just rain showers, and they are scat nerds nature, but they're out there, starting to dot the area windshields, and certainly the radar, as well, as the day goes on it, does clear out. may find yourself also not only noticing the breeze, but
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needing to flick those windshield wipers. but the high hit 62, come tomorrow, pat, back to dose of reality. >> want to get you caught up on that accident than fire that rahel was telling you about, katie, in lawncrest, oxford at levick street. accident and fire has the intersection shutdown. slow go in that area in northeast philly. going out to dresher. susquehanna drive virginia drive accident there. not slowing anything down just yet. keep it in mind if you are going through that area. a an accident as well route 30 westbound past route 82 out past downingtown. one lane is blocked there. rahel, back over to you. >> pat, thank you. our next update is at 7:55, up next on cbs this morning, a pennsylvania family is rescued from the snow near the grand canyon. some call it christmas miracle. i'm rahel
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♪ if you're shopping on christmas eve, you don't have a lot of time. but these guys, they're not shopping. they're stealing. nypd is looking for three robbers who got away with more than $1 million worth of fur coats. they broke into that fur store in manhattan before dawn on saturday. the manager says they knew what they were looking for. the thieves went for the most expensive coats. and get this, some of them are worth more than $100,000 each. >> wow. >> fur coats. >> that glass just shattered. >> yes. in related news that's a lot -- or you can buy a hot fur coat. >> my $100,000 fur -- >> it's in the mail. welcome back to "cbs this morning," coming up in this half
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hour, the unsung generosity of george michael. the pop music mega star who died helping those in need. a look at the personal promise that may have driven him so much. plus, the massive sinkhole swallowing a michigan neighborhood. nearly two dozen families are out of their homes for the holidays. ahead what the city is doing to try to save the mall. time to show you the headlines. the chicago tribune reports on that city's violent christmas weekend. some friday afternoon through monday, at least 61 people were shot. 11 died. police say much of the violence happened in areas with historic gang conflicts. this year in chicago, more than 4,000 people have been shot. more than 700 were killed. speaking of mail, josh, the boston globe said deadly synthetic opioids are getting into the u.s. by mail. about 340 million unchecked mail
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pass through the postals is and customs each year. electronic screening was authorized by congress 14 years ago but it still isn't fully implemented. nearly 1 million packages enter the country without any way to reveal that opioids are inside. new report shows that cheetahs may be sprinting towards extinction. it finds that there are only about 7100 left in the wild. that is dune from an estimated 100,000 that lived more than 100 years ago. the cheetah population is threaten by a loss of habitat. attacks from people and loss of prey. >> i don't want to live in the world where we don't have those big cats. and the l.a. times says george michael is being remembered for not only his music but his generosity. he appeared in many concerts including this one for aids awareness. ♪ somebody to love
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the individual know shows him rehearsing that classic queen song "somebody to love" in front of david bowie, another music legend who sadly passed away. his former partner kenny goss said in a statement, i loved him very, very much. he was an extremely kind mand. jim axelrod is here with more. >> good morning, much of george michael's life was fodder for the tabloids but there was a side of him that rarely made head line, philanthropy. he did most of it without fanfare. ♪ freedom >> reporter: george michael's freedom '90s marked his growth from international pop star and sex symbol to an artist with a
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conscience. over the years, he quietly gave millions to charities. ♪ >> reporter: he donated royalties for "don't let the sun go down on me" his duet with elton john. ♪ don't let the sun go down on me ♪ >> reporter: to britain's leading charity for people with hiv and aids. ♪ ♪ jesus to a child >> reporter: earnings from another duet "jesus to a child" went to a kids in need. billboard's senior editor says the singer had become disillusioned with his fame, later in life. ♪ last christmas i gave you my heart ♪ >> it's very possible, given both what happened in his life, his mother died of cancer. his first long-term partner
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dieds of aids-related illnesses may have think about what he was doing. >> i think it was just as much an exercise for the chinese as for us. >> reporter: michael showed an early outlook in wham. ♪ i don't want the freedom >> reporter: with the duo to china in 1985, they brought pop music to the country for the first time. in 2011, he became the first star to appear in carpool karaoke with james corden. even that was done to benefit a charity, comic relief, which republics impoverished people around the world. the singer also gave to project angel food which delivers hot meals to people around the world. the group tweeted thank you, george michael for your love and support. we will miss you. >> one woman tweeted george
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michael worked anonymously at a homeless shelter i was volunteering at. i've never told anyone. he asked we didn't. >> what a great legacy. >> you could spend hours yesterday on social media reading about similar tales of what a great man he was. thank you. well, a huge sinkhole threatens homes in a detroit suburb this morning. engineers and local officials are working to secure the dangerous crater. nearly two dozen homes in frazier, michigan, were evacuated over the weekend. a pipe collapse underground could be the cause. tony due due koppcop dokoupil s threat. >> it could be months before people are allowed back in homes before the sinkhole is repaired. in the meantime, residents are just hoping their homes don't collapse. officials in frazier, michigan, are urging people to avoid a
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sinkhole the size of five nba basketball courts. >> you think you're standing in an area that you believe is safe based on your own judgment, you may be making a serious mistake. so, please honor all of the safety measures that are placed out there. do not get close to that project. >> reporter: the crater now threatening up to 22 homes developed near the neighborhood early christmas eve morning prompting evacuation and a partial shutdown of a heavily traveled road. >> we have a situation we don't want to become a tragedy. >> reporter: from above, bricks could be seen falling off this house. and from the ground, the sinkhole is buckling sidewalks. >> a lot going around our restaurant. >> reporter: t.j. owns green lantern pizza across the street. >> just to get involved around christmas. >> reporter: this isn't the first time a sinkhole has threatened the community. in 2004, a sewer collapse caused
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a 30-feet deep sinkhole about a quarter mile down the road from the current site. >> i'm concerned. >> reporter: engineers say the latest incident won't harm the water supply because the water behind the sinkhole has been isolated and shutoff. >> there's concern about sewer backup and that's the focus. >> and there are concerns, however, about environmentsal damage to a nearby river as emergency works start pumping out the sewage to prevent flooding. and some of that fluid could be toxic. the city in the meantime is under a state of emergency. >> disturbing on so many levels. thank you for that. well, a family searching for the grand canyon gets stranded after gps and them found the wrong mothe wrong road, how a mother endured a treacherous hike describes how she survived and the one thing that kept her going.
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♪ a pennsylvania family is sharing a truly incredible story of survival. the klein family became stranded last week on their way to the grand canyon. karen klein left her husband and 10-year-old son to begin a long and dangerous journey in search of help. john blackstone has their harrowing story of surviving freezing temperatures and treacherous conditions. >> mentally, it's sort of all sinking in as far as the scope of the whole ordeal. >> reporter: her husband eric by her side, 46-year-old karen klein said it all began last thursday afternoon. the family of three was on vacation from pennsylvania
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making their first trip to the grand canyon. >> we set out that morning not realizing may lie ahead. the major roads were closed and impassible. >> reporter: they said their gps put them on an alternate route that seemed passable. >> the road was paved and became a little more harried. it got stuck in the mud. >> reporter: they decided that karen fit and trained with survival techniques would go for help. >> it was simple. karen is our problem solver, she's got experience. she's super intelligent. >> reporter: but soon eric started to worry. >> it really didn't feel like there was no point of no return until it started to snow, it was nighttime and karen was not in the car any longer. >> reporter: karen headed south walking for 11 hours until she found an evergreen tree for shelter.
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>> i was afraid to fall asleep. in my mind, if you fall asleep, you freeze to death. >> reporter: at daylight she saw a sign to the grand canyon's visitor center and kept hiking through deep snow. >> my shoe had filled up with snow. i couldn't put my shoe back on so i was walking on my sock and having to physically lift my left leg to pull it forwards. >> reporter: after walking 26 miles she eventually sought refuge in an empty cabin in the grand canyon's north rim. even as she ate twigs and drank melted snow to stay alive karen thought of one thing. >> i kept thinking i have to do this for my son. >> reporter: meanwhile, her son never lost help. >> she just thought she was on anned have venture. >> reporter: by friday morning with no sign of his wife, eric hiked for higher ground until he could call for help on his cell
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phone. that set off a massive search and rescue effort more than 36 hours after the ordeal began. >> just incredible. just awesome. i mean, certainly, your priorities definitely heighten. you know, that's all you're thinking of is the safety of your family. it's the best thing that could ever happen. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," john blackstone. >> john, thank you. the entire family did receive medical attention after the rescue. karen klein suffered frostbite to her feet. her husband and their son were also treated and released from the hospital. >> glad that ended. >> remarkable story. >> you were saying earlier, never trust gps. i've become one of these survivalists, whenever i travel, even if to the beach, in my car, i've got fire starters, compasses. >> that's your army training. >> if it doesn't work out, margaret, you're walking.
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live in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, i'm jim donovan, the search is on for south jersey grandmother, and her great granddaughter, last heard from on christmas eve. seventy-one year old barbara briley and fifth year old la myra briley were bound for north carolina, they haven't been heard from since, calling home outside richmond, virginia, and that was on saturday. we send it right over to katie for a look at today's forecast. >> forecast today one that's changeable. we are tracking cold front passage, even as we speak, bringing with it some showers, somewhat scattered in nature, some every woke to up stellar sunrise, but, that's not the case outside palmyra cove nature parkment obviously see the tell tail raindrops, look at the values here, 353 on the thermometer, very significant wind out of the west, southwest.
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and then go out to cape may courthouse, and you have bright sunshine, so changeable conditions around the region, even in cape may courthouse, you may finds few showers this morning, then we clear it out. sixty-two meantime, and by tomorrow, dose of reality. >> speaking of the showers, see them here on the ben franklin bridge camera, you can see the flag right there, belonging, blowing pretty hard, winds blowing all morning long, so some wet conditions on the brennan in the philadelphia area, and, columbus boulevard, still two right lanes block, one lane getting by penndot says they'll begin work rogue than once again today. jim, back over to you. >> thank you, pat. next update is at 8: 25, coming up on cbs this morning, record setting around the world voyage by sailboat. i'm jim donovan. make it a good day.
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♪ it is tuesday, december 27th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including donald trump and others reacting to a u.n. vote against israel. our ian bremmer looks at how israel is retaliating and why the u.s. didn't block the vote. but first here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> ever since the two have met since the election. the president and his successor have made between playing nice and throwing punches. >> it helps threaten the u.s.-japan ties. >> while it all happened within a few hours of each other, it's still unclear whether they happened at chance or planned.
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look behind me, that's a fraction of millions of people on the move across the country. severe weather can bring travel to a standstill. >> the twitter account announced falsely that singer britney spears had died. >> if you look at it for more than a few seconds you can see it's all lower case, all the punctuation. >> social media was flooding with tales of his generosity. >> you could spend hours reading about how great he was. >> did he just shoot that gap or what! big-time players make big-time plays. >> wade jumps back, 1.2 left. ♪ i'm margaret brennan with josh elliott and vladimir duthiers. charlie, gayle and norah are
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off. president-elect trump is firing back at president obama's claim that he could have won a third term. the two men had a friendly meeting after the election. but their relationship has grown rockier. especially over american foreign policy. president obama also now says he's confident he would have won, if he'd been able to run again. >> mr. obama made the comments during an interview with david axelrod, his friend and former adviser. >> the majority does buy into the notion of a one america that is tolerant and diverse. and open and full of energy and dynamism. and -- and the problem is it doesn't always manifest itself in politics, right? you know, i am confident in this vision, because i'm confident
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that if i -- if i had run again, and articulated it, i think i could have mobilized the majority of the american people to rally behind it. >> mr. trump tweeted in response, president obama says he thinks he would have won against me. he should say that, but i say no way. jobs leaving, isis, obamacare et cetera. >> and president-elect trump tweeted about his foundation which he promised to shut down. he wrote, i gave millions of dollars to djt foundation, raised or received millions more and all of which is given to charity and media won't report. he has refused to release his tax returns but tax filings from the foundation itself show that from 2009 to 2014, mr. trump did not give any money to the charity. >> the website showed he gave
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$30,000 in 2008. as for his claim that all the money goes to charity in 2015, the foundation admitted to self-dealing, that is using charity funds for your own benefit, a violation of irs rules. israel says it's suspended working ties for countries who voted for u.n. resolution. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is furious at world powers and other countries over friday's vote. the resolution condemns jewish settlements in the occupied west bank and east jerusalem. and said they are a violation of international humanitarian law. now, the u.s. could have vetoed it but abstained which allowed the measure to pass. ian bremmer is founding president of eurasia group. ian, good morning. i think furious is the right word. benjamin netanyahu has taken to
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twitter. he has spoken out strongly against this. if it's simply a symbolic vote what is he so angry about? >> well, i's a manufactured anger. netanyahu is a lot less popular in israel now than a couple years ago during the election. also, the majority and the connection with the israeli parliament right now is literally one seat. so this is a way to manufacture outrage at the international community. he's a patriot standing up against all of these other countries. he's the one that can defend israeli patriotism. no question, that's useful for him at home right now. but for, you know, in response to a vote taken against israel, with obama abstaining literally four weeks before trump comes in and undoes it all, it's pretty weak from the united states. >> but now he says he's going to continue building settlements despite all of this. and perhaps has the support of the president-elect. >> he does have the support of the president-elect.
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he will have the support of the president-elect's choice for ambassador to israel. but he doesn't have the support of a lot of israeli people. the issue is that the two-state solution secretary of state john kerry was trying very hard to get a peace deal, that is going newt absolutely nowhere. and the fact that the americans still don't have anything constructive to put on the table it feels like a lot of these issues. it's syria. it's libya, it's ukraine. the world has come to a place that we really don't like and we're not ready to come to terms with that. >> you have mentioned that donald trump have tweeted things will be different after january 20th immediately following the u.s. abstention here. how different are we docking? >> difference will be that the united states is not going to be providing as much support to the united nations. i expect that will be politicized. trump is not going to like the multilateral solutions, binding the united states with obligations that we don't necessarily want to fulfill. so, he's going to use american
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funding as a stick to get outcomes that he would prefer. but in israel itself, under obama, under bush, or trump or hillary clinton, israel is the best friend. and not even close. after obama works out with netanyahu a $38 billion defense deal for ten years, the biggest the u.s. has ever given to any country, there's no question this is being overhyped. and united states, it tends to be more radicalized with solutions on the ground. it's true with israel too. this will be a lot to do about much less in other countries of the world. >> ian, it's no secret that president obama and netanyahu didn't have an especially warm relationship. how much of this is personal? >> a little bit. there's no question that netanyahu didn't like obama at all and it's mutual. what's interesting is that at no point does that allow the actual
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fundamentals of the relationship to get undermined. >> $38 billion worth. >> not only that, but the coordination that the americans and israelis get together on cyber. cyber attacks, sharing inteligence. defense coordination. netanyahu has been supportive of that. he hasn't allowed his concerns with obama or vice versa to impact that relationship. >> and 100,000 settlements built since obama came to office. he took that personally and said as much. >> there's no question, remember, when biden made his trip to israel, literally on the day -- i think you were there, actually. i remember you reporting about this at the time. that they decided to announce there was going to be new settlements on the day. what an embarrassment to the united states. and obama is not going to forget that either. i do think there is a little personal peak playing out here. >> another announcement like that on the tiles today.
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ian bremmer, we thank you for analysis, appreciate it. an english composer turned the story of cinderella into an opera. >> i was 8 and i was collecting material for it when i wrote arias. it was always in the back of my mind. >> ahead, how
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the eagles were never considered a hair band, thankfully, though, sometimes, they kind of look like it. >> had interesting hairdos back then. >> yeah. >> did you get tired of perming your hair? what was your take on that? >> i didn't perm my hair. >> yeah, you did. >> no i didn't. shampoo. i just had curly hair. i'd just get in the shower, i'd
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get out, this is what happens. >> yeah. >> i feel your pain. ahead, eagles don henley tells gayle about much of the band's successes and regrets. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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>> a very young classical composer in england is now living her very own fairy tale. alma deutcher began playing the piano when she was 2. and the violin a year later. and now, she has written and composed her first opera at just 11 years of age. her achievements are now drawing comparisons of another child prodigy of repute amadeus mozart. seth doane spoke with her during rehearsals. ♪ >> reporter: in a rehearsal packed with talent, one performer sticks out, and not just because she's 11 years old. or because she effortlessly
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switches between playing the violin and the piano. alma deutcher composed this music, an entire opera. >> and then here. >> reporter: coming up with the original score and plot lines for her version of "cinderella" took a lot of work, she admits, but she juggled as any child prodigy would. >> well, i actually started when i was 8. and i collected lots of materials for it and i wrote arias. and it was always in the back of my mind when i was writing. >> reporter: did we mention she's 11? >> she started singing essentially before she started speaking. >> reporter: her dad told us alma always had creativity bubbling insides of her like a volcano. >> i think the greatest moment was when we realized she was singing. >> in the beginning, my parents
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talked i was just trying to remember something in my head, a melody. i'd say, no, no, it's my own melody. >> reporter: sheizati says the melodies come to her when she's the most relaxed oftentimes that's playing with her younger sister helen outside of vienna. magic skipping rope. why is it magic. >> well, you see i wave it around like this and i tell stories in my mind. a melody sometimes springs into my head. >> reporter: that's how she came up with parts of your opera. tell me about your cinderella. she's different? >> yes, it's a completely different story, because you see, the whole thing takes place in an opera house. >> reporter: which is why alma's cinderella is the composer. she wanted her title character to have braids and not just be pretty. >> my cinderella i think it's a little silly that cinderella was
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found by a shoe. why a shoe? and in my story, the prince finds her with a melody. so before cinderella speaks, she sings at the beginning a ballad. stop. and then it continues. and he'll never find her. and he looks all around the kingdom and sing the beginning of the melody, and only the girl who can finish it. >> reporter: her dream was to have her opera european debut in vienna. voila. a viennese group brought her her. did you ever think you'd be seeing your own opera performance?
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>> if someone told me years ago my opera would be performed in vienna, the capital of music, i would have laughed. i would have thought it was a joke. when she wasn't talking with us, we found she grabs a book. she said she reads 100 a year. you don't have an iphone? >> no. >> reporter: an ipad? >> no. >> reporter: a computer? >> no. i find it interesting to read a book and actually imagine how to be and skipping rope. >> reporter: this should probably be a lesson for all of us, we're lost in our phones. >> yeah, i think it just ruins the mind. >> reporter: i agree. i still do. ♪ >> reporter: alma explains she has an imaginary music school in her brain. when she skips with that rope, she fears the work of those make-believe composers and mostly takes what she likes. she bridges two worlds.
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and lucky for the rest of us, shares what she hears, turning makebelief real. for "cbs this morning," seth doane, vienna, austria. >> wow. yeah, wow. there is hope for us yet. >> yes. >> skip your rope. >> plus using the phone ruins the mind. next, virtual excitement. how this year's hottest christmas gift is entertaining more than just the person wearing the goggles. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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♪ ahh! >> a lot of young people, young and old, actually, found virtual reality headsets under the christmas tree. they're giving us a gift with the first time reactions with the new technology. that is just terrific. meanwhile, a patch of desert in the west is undergoing a beautiful transformation. and it may be the national parks best kept secret. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." your local news is next, as we
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good morning, i'm rahel solomon. the temple owls will play in this afternoon's military bowl. recently completed win over wake forest, head coach set school record with 11 wins, lesley van arsdall will have live report later today from annapolis. now, checking the forecast with katie fehlinger. should be relatively nice day. maybe some showers? >> some shares actually throughout right now, thankfully you said it, they'll be getting out of here with time. for now actually still very, very mild air in place. nice trade off if we have to call it. that will flirting with 60 already in dover, we expect to actually hit the low 60s even here in philadelphia, but, there are again some showers out there right now. they'll be with us for the next few hours, although it is still mild. the other variable of note
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here today, the wind. that is very noticeable. it has been peaking as high as the 20's throughout the morning, and we've even seen higher gusts than that, but with time, not only dot skies clear, but the breeze tapers off. ends up with some sunshine here, so only gets better with time. also gets colder every passing day, take a look, 45 back in the sunshine, that's dose of late december reality. and reinforcing cold front comes on thursday, and to knock us back to 39 at best come friday. pat? >> kate, let's keep you up to date on stuff happening this morning. one every which is a fire, this is chopper, earlier this morning, at oxford and levick streets in lawncrest, where a tractor-trailer crashed into a gas station, causing a fire, and the area still being block off by some fire department activity. so, if you are going through this area, it will be slow go. also, 42, excuse me, a.c. expressway, there is an accident eastbound before the service plaza, traffic there still moving in this area, but just a precaution it is out
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there in the left lane, rahel? >> next up-state at 8: 55, ahead on cbs this morning, conversation with rock-and-roll hall of famer hendley. i'm rahel solomon. good morning.
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour -- utah's canyonlands and arches national parks are natural wonders but an innovative program is help ogg to restore some of their original beauty. how park rangers are creating islands of recovery in the middle of the desert. plus, members of the eagles experienced huge success and devastating loss during their years. the kennedy center is celebrating their musical contributions to our life and times. ahead, co-founder don henley reveals why he's in fact a big fan of silence. right now, it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the washington post" reminds us some good news about health that
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might have been overshadowed in 2016. smoking rates fell to record lows, cancer rates are down, although the disease remains america's number two killer behind heart disease. teen pregnancy rates drop this year and promises new vaccineses for hiv and ebola. cbs los angeles said it was ruined by rotten tamales. one customer was crying because they couldn't get the tamales. the and new york daily news is saying dogs may go gray from anxiety just like humans. they look to 400 dogs and the ones that had more gray in their muzzle were more afraid of loud noises and unfamiliar people and
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animals. this morning, you're ongoing series america the beautiful focuses on utah where the mountains are best known as ski destinations. but in the winter in canyonlands and arches national parks you can find a place where it gets warmer. jeff gore recently went there to see how they will restore the aine shents land scape. >> reporter: they look like strangers who have been here for 65 million years. red rises in the desert that accept sunlight in mind-bending ways. you can see any shape you want but it's hard not to see one of the most beautiful places on the earth. what is it about the desert? >> for me, it's always been wide open spaces. you know, you're very small, also any problems you might have are small. it's a good place to put in perspective. >> reporter: it's restorative. >> i think so. >> reporter: there are times
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even the desert needs restored. after a decades of cattle trampling, native grass doesn't grow and wildlife can't survive which is why canyonlands and arches national park are involved in an innovative program using something called con-ma. >> what is that? >> it's sport for connectivity mod mod fier. >> reporter: it didn't roll off the tongue? >> no, it doesn't. they modify the connectivity of the areas of the grasslands that has not recovered from past uses. >> reporter: it's a big idea. the x shaped connect seeds and moisture creating what multip
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multiplies over and over. >> we're in one of the areas that's in need of restoration. why having islands of recovery out here on the landscape, we're able to get perennial grass established into the systems again. >> reporter: so far, scientists say conmods have a 90% success rate. we got an up close look at the program during the slow season here, one of the best times to visit. what is it about this place in the wintertime? >> i think in the winter, everything slows down. and you can almost feel and hear the rocks taking a deep breath. and there's a sense of solitude and stillness that is pretty special. >> reporter: alison has been a ranger at arches since 2012. >> the shelter that connects into this place that every time i left, i came back. and it feels at home. >> reporter: this park is home for more than 2,000 natural stone gateways. including the world famous delicate arch. all formed by relentless and
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timeless exercise of erosion. it moves slowly, even though the turnstiles don't. attendance at arches has gone from 1900 people in 1940 to 1.5 million today. getting a look and listen at the park in moments like this is rare. >> you can hear the birds singing. right now, we can hear them. you know, on a busy day, spring, summer, fall, there would be a lot of voices here. >> reporter: yeah, just listen. >> like i said, you wouldn't hear that at other times of the year sitting in this valley. >> reporter: this seems like the natural parks services best kept secret. >> yes, don't tell anyone about december and january. we're not on television, are we? >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," jeff glor, arches natural park in utah. >> it's such a great theory. >> it looks like he had fun doing it. >> for sure.
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and the bird had its cue. well done, bird. speaking of birds, even eagles co-founder don henley has trouble explained what "hotel califo
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♪ take it easy take it easy
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♪ don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy ♪ kings of leon playing a tribute to the eagles at the kennedy center honor. which airs tonight on cbs. don henley, of course, co-founded the eagles back in the 1970s and the group helped rock for decades. after a 15-year split, the band returned to the road without looking back. gayle king met henley at walden woods in massachusetts, the conservation area that he helped preserve. he talked candidly about the loss of his friend glenn frey, the challenges of success that took them on their journey. >> now, mr. henley, if you're around in your car and the eagles song comes on, what do you do? >> i usually turn it. >> do you? i turn it up.
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>> good, that's what you're supposed to do. ♪ >> after 44 years -- ♪ welcome to the hotel california ♪ >> -- you just really don't want to hear it when you're off. when i'm off duty. i'd rather listen to somebody else. or just silence is good. you don't get much of it these days anywhere. so, i'm a big fan of silence. ♪ i like the way your sparkly earrings glow ♪ >> he may be a fan of silence but with the eagles, don henley created some of the most popular signs in american music. ♪ life in the fast lane . >> you guys have a song. ♪ life in the fast lane ♪ you really were sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. the eagles seemed to be life in the fast line. did you feel like that, like that? >> everybody was doing it. >> doing what, don?
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living that kind of lifestyle. ♪ >> yeah, it was what everybody was doing which doesn't make it right necessarily. looking back on it, there's some regrets about that. we probably could have been more productive. although we were pretty productive considering. ♪ >> they sure were. the eagles have sold more than 150 million records worldwide. and they remain the best-selling american band of all time. ♪ one of these nights >> it all began in 1970 at the los angeles nightclub where don henley met glenn fry. >> he walked up to me one night and troubadour and started talking to me. the troubadour bar was the center of the universe at that point in time. ♪ >> after playing backup to linda
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ronstadt, fry convinced henley. their first hit made the charts the next year. ♪ take it easy . >> did you get tired of -- >> i didn't -- >> yeah, you did. >> no i didn't. i would get -- shampoo. i just had curly hair. ♪ on a dark deserted highway wind in my hair ♪ >> "hotel california" is such a classic but i like it. >> yeah, me neither. radio was different in those days. >> don, stop, you don't know what it means. >> i have some idea. >> can you give me two sentences what the hell it means? >> not in two sentences, no. >> okay, three. ♪ as she stood in the doorway heard the mission bells ♪ >> i always say it's a journey
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from innocence to experience. ♪ this could be heaven and this could be hell ♪ . >> it's not really about california. it's about america. it's about the dark underbelly of the american dream. it's about excess. it's about narcissism. it's about the music business. you can make your own interpretation. ♪ welcome to the hotel california ♪ . >> i'll just do a speed dial about the memories, you just tell me what comes to you name them. >> okay. >> sonny. >> a really good musician. a guy who didn't like fame at all. ♪ take it to the limit . >> randy markham. >> very sensitive guy. very talented. a farm boy like me. he was the only guy who could sing that high. >> john? >> incredible guitar player.
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♪ one of the best in the business. >> joe walsh. >> again, another amazing guitar player. and a very fun in guy. he brought a lot of good humor and he was sort of a wildcard. ♪ >> tim. >> a great singer, fine bass player. ♪ up all night . >> the only person with that kind of a voice, high voice like that who could have replaced randy. ♪ he was just a hired hand . >> glenn frey, what you had to say about him? >> he was an unique individual. he came up like i did, rock 'n' roll bands playing in high school. he had a '55 chevy named gladys
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that we used to ride around in. we were just -- we were a good fit, you know. i had strengths that made up for his weaknesses. and he had strengths that made up for my weaknesses. >> you first. ♪ >> henley and frey co-wrote most of the band's music. their success leading bun deejay to call them america's mccartney and lennon. >> the thing is to see how long we can stay up here at the top of the mountain. it's windy up here. >> we'll do it as long as the song is. >> the group called me up and said i need to do my own thing for a while. you know, and that was it. >> and you said, okay? >> i said okay. whatever. >> were you made about that? >> no. no. i knew it was coming. you know, we all knew it was coming. it couldn't continue the way it was going. >> can you just take us through
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the events on the road to -- >> after what henley calls a 14-year hiatus -- >> no. [ laughter ] >> -- the eagles enjoyed two more decades of making music and filling arenas. ♪ take it easy take it easy >> came to an end last year, after glenn frey became ill. he died in january. >> it was unexpected and sudden and tragic. and, you know, it was basically the end of the band, i think. >> eagles. >> don henley went to the kennedy center to accept the prestigious award with band mate joe walsh and timothy b. schmidt. >> vince gill. >> we also watched a tribute to
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glenn frey. >> do you miss him? >> yeah, sure. >> do you? >> yeah. in these past several years, we haven't been around each other that much. i miss him. and i miss knowing that he's just on the planet. ♪ you got to let somebody love you ♪ . >> you can imagine the eagles continue in any form? >> not at this point in time, no. it doesn't seem feasible to me. glenn was such a pivotal part -- i mean, he was the leader of the band, you know. and it would be pretty strange to go without him. >> an incredible interview by gayle there. >> good job. >> and we sat here and we were mesmerized and we sang the lyrics to every single song. >> i have that one too.
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>> exactly. >> you were there. what was it like? >> it was great. people were just singing along in their seats. they had so many stars performing these hits not just vince gill but kings of leon. it's worth a watch. you can see it tonight. the 39th annual kennedy center honors tonight on cbs. these two, twins. china's newest celebrities. up next, well, the world gets to meet them.
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these twin giant panda cubs are getting a wave of new attention the chinese introduced the pair to the public yesterday. the male cubs each weigh more than 8 pounds. and campaign is under way to
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good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> breeze surge very noticeable out there, that may be behind rans today firefighters out there, jim, something white noticeable, across the entire region, do have showers, as well, colds front crossing through, all rain showers, though, you'll notice they are pretty scattered in nature. let's talk about that win. it really is kind of a
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variety, depending where you are, it is slackened up little bit. still going pretty strong here at philadelphia international airport. it is right out of the southwest. 20 miles per hour, that is something that's going to wayne with time. still get used to the 60s, and then back to the 40's where we should be by tomorrow, crashing to 35 through the overnight. thursday another colds front crops along to reinforce the chill. stuck at 39 friday. by the way, specially north of the city on thursday, we do have a tiny chance right now, pat, you'll love this, for some snow. >> how about that? i'm fan of snow. not a fan every this, northeast philadelphia, lawncrest, video from chopper three earlier on this morning, every an accident that caused a fire at a gas station, at the intersection of oxford avenue, and levick. that is still going on right now. there is an injury to report. intersection is still blocked oxford avenue at levick in lawncrest, also, overturned car bryn mawr, darby borough,
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sprawl road, bryn mawr. so the alternate here, eastbound before the harleys service plaza, left lane blocked, jim? >> that's "eyewitness news" for now, join us for "eyewitness news" at noon. i'm jim donovan, make it a great day.
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