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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, december 28th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." into the garbage, you fly boy! >> the role of princess leia and "star wars" brought carrie fisher stardom but her actions off screen will be her true legacy. never again. the message the prime minister of japan delivers during his historic visit to pearl harbor. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you.
i-i'm wendy gillette in for anne-marie green. for millions of fans, carrie fisher will always be princess leia. the confident "star wars" leader with those futuristic hair buns. she died suffered after suffering a heart attack on friday. she was 60 years old. fisher's costars are sharing their grief. harrison ford who played hans solo offered this. carrie was one of a kind, brilliant, original. funny and emotionally fearless. she lived her life bravely. mark hamel tweeted, no word. #devastated. carrie was the brightest light in every room she entered. i will miss her dearly said peter mayhew. here is a look at her life on screen and off. >> what the hell of are doing? >> somebody has to save our skins! into the garbage, you fly boy!
>> reporter: when the world first got to know carrie fisher, she was also royalty. princess leia in the 1977 film "star wars." >> i love you. >> i know. >> reporter: fisher was a rare princess. revered for her beauty and her take no prisoners personality. she went on to play the iconic role three more times, including just last year in "the force awakens. her career in hollywood spanned more than four decades and she flirted with warren beatty in "shampoo." >> they are not! i'm not like my mother! >> reporter: and was meg ryan's gal pal in "when harry met lee sally." >> i don't think he is going to leave her. >> nobody thinks he is going to leave her. debbie and eddie are finally mr.
and mrs. >> reporter: carrie fisher was born in show business in 1956. the daughter of eddie fisher and actress debbie reynolds. in our biography, she wrote about her mother and her own duck addiction. in 1990 the book became a hit film starring merle streep and shirley maclaine. >> i did not lift my skirt! it twirled up! >> this is my house. >> reporter: in 2009 on tbs. >> i'm proud that i've been able to get through this stuff and i've been able to -- i can't overcome it, but i can use it instead of -- i have problems. problems don't have me. i'm not afraid of anything. >> reporter: carrie fisher was 60 years old. ben tracy, cbs news, los
angeles. it's reported fisher completed her work on "star wars" episode 8 before her death. the eighth film in the series is due in theaters at the end of next year. fisher reprized her role in episode seven ""star wars: the force awakens"" last year. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will look at carrie fisher's struggles with bipolar disorder and addiction and a mental health advocate. during a visit to pearl harbor, prime minister of japan shinzo abe. it was the first official visit of a japanese prime minister who pledged japan will never wage war again. chip reid reports from pearl harbor. >> reporter: at the "uss arizona" memorial, honored the sailors who perished when the ship was bombed on december 7th,
1941. in all 2400 americans died in the surprise japanese attack on pearl harbor that drew the united states into world war ii. >> translator: we must never repeat the horrors of war again. >> wars can end. the most bitter of adversaries can become the strongest of allies. >> reporter: seven months ago, president obama became the first sitting u.s. president to visit hiroshima, where the u.s. dropped an atomic bomb in 1945 that helped force japan to surrender. more than 100,000 japanese were killed. while there were no jeez, tapol it is to help close the still lingering wound of war. president-elect donald trump criticized japan during the campaign for not paying the u.s. enough for its defense and even suggesting that japan develop its own nuclear weapons.
we asked u.s. ambassador to japan caroline kennedy, who attended the ceremony, if she is concerned about u.s. japanese relations during a trump presidency. >> i think the alliance is so strong and it has so much bipartisan support. president trump, i think he'll recognize that. >> reporter: sterling kale is a survivor of the pearl harbor attack. >> they never said they were sorry for pearl harbor, but if they see him over there going to the "arizona" memorial, the action is better than the words. >> reporter: there is one aspect of this reconciliation that is perhaps regularable and that is that there are so few pearl harbor survivors alive to see it. chip reid, cbs news, pearl harbor. later this morning, secretary of state john kerry will again outlikely his efforts at a peace deal. he'll talk today about end is the israeli/palestinian conflict
with the possible solution of creating two states. israeli has charged the united states orchestrated a u.n. vote condemning israeli settlement building in the occupied territories. a charge the u.s. denies. president-elect donald trump made two more appointments to his administration. thomas bossert will be the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. he previously served as deputy assistant for homeland security under president george w. bush. and justin greenblatt will be charge international negotiation. trump tower was cleared yesterday afternoon. people were seen running as officers waved them to exits. turns out the backpack contained children's toys and was harmless.
trump lives in the trump tower and has offices there but at his florida estate at the time. another round of post-holiday shopping mall disturbances. there have been more than a dozen incidents like these since monday. it's unclear if they are linked. now to the weather this morning. a winter storm watch is posted for new england, while another significant storm system hits the pacific northwest. powerful wind and heavy snow are forecast for higher elevations in washington state. rain is expected in parts of the southeast. and that storm system that pummeled the northern plains has moved into new england. folks in the dakotas are digging out. in bismarck, residents helped a truckdriver escape the high snow. it may take days before the electricity is restored. the preliminary findings from the flight data recorder
from that crashed russian military plane may be available as early as today. the so-called black box was recovered yesterday in the black sea. the russian jet crashed minutes after taking off from the russian city of sochi early sunday. all 92 people on board were skilled. there are unconfirmed reports that the plane had a problem with its flaps. investigators are also looking at pilot error and bad fuel as a possible cause. coming up on the "morning news." amazon echo may assist in a murder case. how the gadget may lead to clues. and a boy is barred from the boy scouts. this is the "cbs morning news." that's the difference between ordinary everyday and exquisitely delicious in an everyday sort of way. because with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. (achoo!)you can pick up s did cold & flu virusesof way. from things in your home for up to 48 hours? it's like having a sick family member
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a branding message linked to carrie fisher's death goes sour. cinnabon said r.i.p. carrie fisher. you'll always have the best "buns" hit in the galaxy. hit by online backlash the company said our tweet was genuinely meant as a tribute but we shouldn't have posted it. we are truly sorry. on the cbs "moneywatch." the busiest day for returns in the united states. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. on wall street light trading follows the long holiday weekend. the dow is inching closer to the 20,000 mark and the nasdaq finished at a new record high. the dow added 11 points yesterday. the s&p gained five, the nasdaq finished 20 points higher. federal prosecutors charge three chinese citizens with insider trading. it's alleged the three men made
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. what is going on, buddy? >> 10-year-old taylor deckert gets his christmas wish. quarterback cam newton visited him in the atlanta hospital where taylor will soon undergo major heart surgery. newton wore his auburn jersey because taylor is a fan of the tigers. newton chartered a plane to see taylor before his operation. the buffalo bills bring down the curtain on rex ryan's act with a game to go in the season. the head coach was fired yesterday, along with his twin brother rob who ran the bills hapless defense 37 the team was 15-16 under ryan. the bills have not made the playoffs in 17 years. lebron james receives another honor for bringing the nba title to cleveland.
the cavalier star is the associated press male athlete of the year. james rallied the cavs post heavily favored golden state last spring to give the city its first pro championship in 52 years. the crystal ball is ready for its new year eve's close-up. the new waterford chrissal triangles were lit yesterday. the ball will be dropped saturday night to ring in 2017. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," kennedy center honoree james taylor. i'm wendy gillette. this is the "cbs morning news."
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off the coast of rhode island, wind energy is being harvested to light homes. jericka duncan takes a closer look. >> it's awesome, isn't it? it's spectacular. the first of its kind in the u.s. >> reporter: 15 miles off on the coast of rhode island, the 600 foot turbine stand anchored in 90 feet of atlantic water and expected to generate power to 17,000 homes. jeff rebowski is the president of deep water wind. >> we see offshore wind producing a lot of energy for the united states and particularly here on the east coast and the coast. >> reporter: it will block rhode island. because of its location, 45
minutes by boat from the mainland, it currently gets its oil and gas shipped in. residents pay a premium at peak times nearly 60 cents per ki kilowatt. the wind farm is expected to cut that cost by about 24 cents. that is great news for 68-year-old steve draper. his family runs one of the oldest business on the island, the 1661 inn. >> you try everything to cust your cost but a major factor in doing business here. >> reporter: countries like denmark have been using wind farms since the early '90s, u.s.-based projects have been stalled because of court fights over environmental fears and protest over the turbines blocking beach-front views. other projects are in the works. potentially bringing 200 more wind turbines to the area within the next ten years. strief draper expects people
will get used to the new scenery. >> we all got used to telephone poles and telephone wires in our views and they are not beautiful. >> reporter: a view of the future, powering the future. jericka duncan, cbs news, off the coast of block island. here is another look at this morning's top stories. president obama called japanese prime minister shinzo abe's visit to pearl harbor historic. abe placed a wreath at the "uss arizona" memorial. more than 2,400 americans were killed when japan attacked pearl harbor in 1941. carrie fisher who played princess leia in the "star wars" series is being remembered as a talented actress, writer, and comedian. she died yesterday at the age of 60. she fell ill during a flight last week. fisher battled druk addiction and mental illness. her twars co-star harrison ford
called her funny and emotionally fareless. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more than on kiry fisher and a look at the personal struggles throughout her life. plus facebook's fight to voice technology. we will have the year's most notable tech moments and the trends to watch. and we will show you how a california dad transformed his yard into a playhood against a pushback against helicoptering. that is the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. i'm wendy gillette. thanks for watching. have a great day.
well, melissa rodriguez has been missing for nearly four years, this morning search for the delaware county mother returns to her home in collindale, clues that led authorities to begin digging in her home's basement. new this morning bullets fly inside of a southwest philadelphia bar, what investigators say the victim was doing with his attacker before the gun fire. and for the the second night the in a row a wild scene inside a philadelphia mall, we will tell you why police were anticipating, the chaos. well, today is wednesday december 28th, good morning i'm's jim donovan. aim rahel solomon. let's get started with weather and traffic with katie and pat >> roads are looking, so far, so good, nice and dry out there. >> yeah, it looksik