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>> oh! that's ingenious! >> grab that plate for me, because you got to see this. now, when i take the lasagna out, i know you're gonna want to see this ooey, gooey lasagna. >> look at the layers! >> look at that. it's absolutely gorgeous. >> oh, and the cheese. >> that is lasagna for like 12 people. all right, how about a chicken pot pie? i'm gonna start the chicken on the stovetop. you add these for me. >> okay. you know, this is a great idea for leftovers, isn't it? >> yeah. you know, we always have some leftover chicken, or maybe you just have some raw chicken that you want to cook and brown on the bottom of the pan. >> i'll take that for you. >> thank you. now we're gonna add just some cream soup. >> wow. ooh! listen to it go! >> sounds good, right? >> right. >> all right, so, now, i'm just gonna give it a stir. >> okay. >> even when i'm stirring this hot, creamed chicken, nothing is sticking to the pan. >> it's not. yeah. looking good. >> now, help me out. >> oh, yeah, yeah! of course. >> we're gonna put in these biscuits. >> some biscuits. >> look at that. >> never thought of doing this. >> [ laughs ] this is how to do it the easy way. >> right. i like it. >> all right. now i'm gonna take it right into the oven. >> nice! >> we're gonna cook this at 375.
made for you. >> tv magic! >> oh, look at this. >> that's gorgeous. i'll get the oven for you. >> oh, those biscuits are golden-brown. >> they certainly are. >> look at that. >> [ gasps ] that's pretty! >> all right. now, that handle's hot, 'cause i just took it out of the oven. >> okay. >> oh, man. are you kidding me? >> that looks fantastic. >> all right, let's get another biscuit on here. what do you think? >> oh, absolutely. >> oh, yeah. let's get this one. look at that. >> haven't had pot pie since i was a kid. and, let me tell you, it wasn't homemade. it was the kind that you bought in the freezer department. >> yeah. you don't want to eat that. >> no good. >> look at that. oh, man. >> ts >> 'cause i said i wanted to get rid of every appliance in your cabinet and all of your other pots and pans, we had to give you this fry basket. look at that beautiful fried chicken. >> yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. my favorite part is the crispy! >> oh! >> i'm sorry. >> you know what? that's where it all counts right there. >> mm-hmm! >> how about some snacks? >> okay, snacks. >> all right. >> surely, you need oil for popcorn. >> not in my pan. >> no way! >> look at that. all right. so, i have the heat on there.
now, in order to air-pop our popcorn, we have to put the lid on. so let's let that go, 'cause i have another dish i want to get rid of in your cabinet. >> okay. >> how about your deep-dish pie dish? >> shut the front door. >> [ laughs ] that's right. >> you're making a pie in there? >> i am making a pie in here. >> oh, no way! >> let me show you how easy it is to do. all right. >> okay. >> so, you hold that plate for me. >> gotcha. >> now, i take four pieces of pie dough. and you get this in any supermarket. >> beautiful! >> lay them all down like this. and then... >> no way! . apples, right? >> whoa! >> or you can just use five regular cans. >> look at the capacity, the size of this thing! >> look at that. i mean, can you imagine? look at that. all right, now, help me out. >> okay. >> all we have to do is fold these over, just like this, yeah. >> fold it over. okay. >> 1...2...3. >> that's it? [ gasps ] >> you get the fourth one. >> oh, my gosh. >> it doesn't even have to be perfect. >> right. >> can you open that? thank you. >> yeah. you know i can. >> now i'm gonna bake this at 375 degrees. >> okay. >> and, denise, you know me. you know i had to have one ready
>> that is, yes! >> that's apple pie? >> this apple pie for like 16 people. look at this. are you serious right now? >> unbelievable. >> come on! >> look at that. [ laughs ] >> all right. now, take a look at my caramel sauce in here. >> oh, yeah! yes. >> watch what happens when i pull across. this is like the stickiest substance in the entire world. >> wow. >> look at that. >> yeah. that looks really good. >> that's beautiful, right? okay, so, now, i'm gonna give you a little for your apple pie. >> awesome. you know what i like? in a square pan, you've got a little pour spout built right in. >> hey, you that's something i didn't even think of. >> ah. >> don't eat that yet. [ laughs ] >> okay. still i can't eat it. >> now what we're gonna do is we're gonna pour my peanuts. >> oh, some peanuts? put them in first? >> yeah. remember that snack we used to eat when we were kids? >> yes! of course. >> that's right. i'm gonna get the caramel sauce all over that. >> oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. can i stir that up for you? >> oh, man. i wish you would. >> okay. >> now, look at how my caramel is sheeting off the pan. look at this. >> oh! >> all right. you know what? i think you earned yourself a piece of apple pie with caramel sauce. what do you think?
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skier is lost in an avalanche this weekend. it happened in western nevada at mount rose ski resort near lake tahoe. mireya villarreal has the the latest. >> reporter: the search for the missing skier ended today after crews found a body in aegt to ten feet of snow. the 64-year-old man was last seen on the jackpot e, expert slope that wasn't ready for skiers yet. saturday, as a storm moved in, officials say the avalanche danger was high. bob harmon with the sheriff's office says two skiers went around a gate and hiked to the top. >> this was a closed area. and, the skiers obviously made a decision that they wanted to, to make a run there. and, you know, obviously, this did not work for the best. >> reporter: experts with sierra avalanche center say the missing
avalanche. the skier who escaped called for help. after more than two feet of snow fell. saturday's search was cut short. the skiers did not have safety gear, like beeping beacon. the scent was picked up by search dogs who led crews to the body. elaine, the medical examiner's office will take over the investigation. and work to confirm the identity and the notify the family. >> mireya villarreal, mireya, thank you. bombs killed dozens overseas this weekend. in a christian cathedral. and targeting people outside a soccer stadium. holly williams is there. >> reporter: a kurdish mill stan group, kurdistan freedom falcons claimed responsibility for the deadly attack which seems to have targeted police officers. 30 of those killed were members of the police force according to the turkish authorities. and today was a national day of
the first explosion at around 10. 30. last night was a car bomb. followed 45 seconds later by a suicide bomber, detonating their device in a nearby park. according to turkish officials. turkey's deputy prime minister said the car bomb may have used nearly 900 pound of explosives. and the blals coust could be he from several miles away. this follows a spate of devastating bombings in turkey over the last year. some attributed others also claimed by kurdish militants. who were involved in a decade's long conflict with the government here. and there was another lethal attack in cairo today. a bombing near the egyptian capital's main coptic christian cathedral and it killed at least 25 including children, and left dozens wounded. there has been no claim of responsibility so far. but elaine, islamic militants have targeted egypt's christian
holly williams in istanbul. holly, thank you. in kenya, the driver of a gas tanker truck lost control and slammed into several cars. it exploded into flames killing nearly 40 people. in nigeria, 160 people were killed this weekend when the roof of a church collapsed. the church was still under construction. but hundreds were allowed inside yesterday for a ceremony to or dane a bishop. at the vatican today, p francis parade for victims of this weekend's terror attacks and also for the people of war torn aleppo. francis says he praise for them every day. coming up, our report from inside aleppo. a city under siege on the verge
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over the weekend isis apparently reclaimed ancient city of palmyra. forces drove the group out of the city back in march. but isis stormed back while the assad regime was focused on recapturing the northern city of aleppo. aleppo is syria's largest city. once home to millions of people. anti-government rebels backed by the u.s., took control in but syrian and russian forces appeared to be on the verge of taking it back. debora patta has been documenting the fall of aleppo. this is the face of the war in syria. exhausted and terrified civilians, fleeing the syrian and russian bombs, unleashed on their homes in opposition held eastern aleppo. people who are so weary of war, so tired of waiting for it to be over.
told us it was too dangerous to ever make a run for it. and so they stayed behind. >> nothing to eat. nothing to, to, to cook. no medicine. no schools. no, no, hospitals. everything was, very, very bad. >> reporter: when the syrian army finally takes back a neighborhood, look at what's left. those who make it up in make shift shelters. these are people who have never taken a side in this war, but like mustafa al muhandez they want it to be over. do you think this is the best way to solve the problems of syria. the country has been flattened. >> i can't lie the situation is terrible he tells us. but there is no other way. it has to be done. it is the civilians who have
and russian bombs and in a bitter eerirony they have to act food and shelter from the same russian military who has been destroying their homes. then there are the children who have grown up in the war. 13-year-old amal told me how she stopped going to school two years ago when a shell landed in the distance. she barely flinches. >> reporter: did you hear that explosion? >> i did. >> reporter: does it bother you? >> all too about. >> no. >> reporter: amidst all this pain there was one moment of joy that stood out, mohammad dahman cannot contain himself. this is the first time he has seen his mother. zulia in five years. my soul, she sobs. you are everything to me, my son. and another son joins in. it has been five years since the war divided aleppo and ripped this family apart.
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in addition to overseeing relations with other countries, the next secretary of state will have to address accusations of wasteful spending at the state department. cbs news obtained the traft of a congressional report on how much the u.s. is spending to build new embassies. margaret brennan. >> reporter: the u.s. striking embassy, a steel framed cube surrounded by glass will exceed its more than $1 billion projection according to house overnight committee chair. >> i feel very misled by the state department. if we aren't opening the doors in february, the cost of the u.s. taxpayer is about $100,000 a day to stay in a facility that we used to own. >> reporter: the facility, existing u.s. embassy will be used to house our personnel until the new london embassy is ready. a six month lease agreement
$22 million. the oversight, found quibbling over a glass wall in indonesia cost tens of millions in change order requests. nearly $3 million spent on art at u.s. embassy in pakistan. one of the biggest bills came from mexico. where the u.s. government paid $120 million for 15 acre lot. and $56 million on the design of diplomatic mission. nothing has been built there yet. chavetz, said costs will climb above $943 million estimate. >> something has to change. they're building them slower. coming in over budget. they're not necessarily as secure. and they're so ostentatious. >> for the next secretary of the list, top of the list? >> glad we have mr. trump coming in. he will get it and know how to fix it. in a hurry. >> reporter: the strict security standards of building a post for classified diplomating work
project. state department spokesman mark toner. >> reporter: do you have any kind of time line as to when the embassies will be both secure and finished? >> all i can say is that, you know, our diplomating security bureau and overseas buildings operations bureau and our management bureau work hand in hand to ensure that safety is foremost, first and foremost. >> reporter: state department officials told us that new safety standards require upgrading these embassies. and how the buildings look, does affect perception o the end of the day, the state department says all these projects will remain within budget. margaret brennan, cbs news, the white house. up next, special correspondent james brown takes us to church, two churches actually. healing the divide between their
why close in macon, georgia, where cbs news special correspondent, james brown has the story of two churches trying to heal the divide between their congregations. >> put your hand together! >> sunday morning and first baptist church is making a joyful noise. just around the baptist church of christ is starting its worship.
time for their congregations to got to know each other. because not only do their churches share a name, but they share a history. in 1826 there was only one first baptist church in may con. white slave owners worshipped in the front with their slaves in the back. but by 1845, church records show that the slaves outnumbered their owners 2-1. so, a separate church was formed. most people are familiar with what dr. martin luther king jr. said the most segregated hour in america is worship hour. is that still the case? >> reality is it still is. i also think we wouldn't worry about so much of the one hour a week being divided if we weren't so divided the other hours of the week. >> reporter: after the tragic murders at a charlton church last year, the two pastors got their two churches together for
about race and its impact on the community. >> we were the only nonafrican-american people in the room. >> reporter: on this night just before thanksgiving, church members met to break bred. and walls that have separated them for years. and one daughter said, that was my first consciousness. >> for three hours they shared funny stories and sad ones too. and by the end of the night, the two we talked to members of both
city. i'm elaine quijano. welcome to the "overnight news." more questions about russia's possible interference in the election surfaced this weekend. along with concerns about the man said to be president elect trump's top choice for secretary of state. exxon mobile ceo rex tillerson has close business ties with moscow. mr. trump's own relationship throughout the campaign. here is errol barnett. >> reporter: president elect donald trump today said the report is political. >> i think the democrats are putting it out because they suffered one of greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country. >> it is clear the russians interfered. >> reporter: on cbs, senior
detailed plans for a bipartisan investigation. >> going to ask senator lindsay graham as smart as any bed on thor to to be the chair with a really smart democrat. we will go to work on it. we will go to work. >> reporter: senator marco rubio is voicing concerns over trump's possible choice of exxon mobile ceo rex tillerson for secretary of state. a man who was awarded the order of friendship by the kremlin. rubio wrote -- being a friend of vladamir is not attribute hoping for from a secretary of state. on abc this morning, president elect trump's chief of staff defended tillerson. >> the fact that he actually has a relationship with people look vladamir putin and others across the globe is something that shouldn't be -- we shouldn't be embarrassed by it. >> reporter: with preibus leaving adds chair of the rnc, a
romney's niece, and could soften the blow if her uncle is not chosen as secretary of state. not clear when mr. trump will announce america's top diplomat. >> errol barnett in washington. thank you. john dickerson of face the nation got two different views on the russian hacking charges spoke to the chairman of the senate armed services committee, john mccain, and kellyanne conway, senior adviser to president elect. >> the president elect says the notion of russians trying to b involved in the election is ridiculous. what do you make of the disconnect? >> i don't know what to make of it. it's clear that the russians interfeared. whether they intended to interfere to the degree that they were trying to elect a can. i think that is subject. facts are stubborn things. they did hack into this campaign. and they did it -- i think, with some -- apt least, what steamed to be effective, of sort of,
information. and were they hacking the republicans the same way? the republican national committee? and if so, why didn't they, there is a whole lot of, use out there. it requires an investigation. the president has ordered an investigation. you are not going to find all this out in the next month between, between, administrations, it's final with me if he starts an investigation. but it is going to require -- congressional involvement. it is going to indepth and the way, the russians have interfered in a lot of other elections. the russians have hacked into some of our most secret military information. the russians have been active using as a tool as part of vladamir putin's ambition to regain russian prominence and dominance in some parts of the world. >> the president elect would not interfere in the legislative branch in that way. but he has made very clear, in,
confusion. no on-the-record sources coming to a bright line conclusion about what happened here. he thinks people are trying to relitigate the election. people look senator mccain say that he has an interest in making sure that, foreign government hasn't tried to interfere with our look torl process. i respect him enormously for saying that. but there are others who aren't so, aren't so high minded about cybersecurity. this is the lateest atempt, first, jim comey's now we'll have a recount. then, cia, now russian interference. i would till you there does seem to be a lack of certainty among agencies, no on the source records. that's maybe why congressional investigations are at hand. you see it clear how he views this. we don't want any foreign government. >> he said it is ridiculous. seemed to be critical of the idea it is worth looking into. >> but let's be fair to him.
what's ridiculous is it was to help him become president of the united states. there is no evidence. >> conflicting reports over whether an agreement has been reached to evacuate rebel forces from the besieged city of aleppo. rebel held neighborhood in syria's largest city have been under heavy bombardment with anti-government forces now crammed into an area about 2 miles square. the u.s. plan would allow the rebels and their families to have an honorable departure. moscow denies any final agreement has been debora patta is there. >> reporter: this is the face of the war. civilians, fleeing the russian bombs unleashed on their homes in eastern aleppo. people who are so weary of war, so tired of waiting for it to be over.
make a run for it. they stayed behind. >> nothing to eat, nothing to cook. no medicine. no schools, no hospitals. everything was very, very bad. when seertian army finally takes back a neighborhood. look at what is left. those who make it out often end up in make shift shelters. these are people who have never taken a side in this war, but like mustafa al muhandez they want it to be over. do you think this is the best way to solve the problems of syria. the country has been flattened. >> i can't lie the situation is terrible he tells us. but there is no other way. it has to be done. it is the civilians who have borne the brunt of the syrian and russian bombs and in a bitter irony they have to accept food and shelter from the same russian military who has been
then there are the children who have grown up in the war. 13-year-old amal told me how she stopped going to school two years ago when a shell landed in the distance. she barely flinches. >> reporter: did you hear that explosion? >> i did. >> reporter: does it bother you? >> all too familiar to worry about. >> no. >> reporter: amidst all this pain there was one moment of joy that stood out, mohammad dahman this is the first time he has seen his mother. zulia in five years. my soul, she sobs. you are everything to me, my son. and another son joins in. it has been five years since the war divided aleppo and ripped this family apart. for them, at least, it is at last finally team to go home together. debora patta, cbs news, aleppo.
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americans with disabilities act was designed to make everyday life more accessible to millions. the act has rules that all businesses must follow. if they've don't they can be sued. but the act is also spawned an industry of so-called drive-by lawsuits. andersen cooper has the story >> reporter: at first glance this convenience store in fort lauderdale, florida may appear to be in compliance with americans with disabilities act. parking space for disabled and an access ramp to the store. american with disabilities act has thousand of technical regulations and this store is in violation. >> what we see are typical red
>> this has to be 8 feet. this has to be 5 afeet. >> reporter: attorney nolan klein says that disabled parking sign is also in the wrong spot. it doesn't say the words van accessible. that access ramp isn't right either. what's wrong with it? >> under the law this is not an access ramp. this has to be on an accessible route which is the area that they tried to create here. this is supposed to be 5 feet long. the store said no disabled customer ever complained about the rapp, sign or parking space, but that didn't stop him from having to hire attorney nolan klein when he got sued. >> reporter: the person who sued you you don't believe they were a customer. >> no, no. >> reporter: they drove by or stopped outside. >> that's what i believe. the lawyer just driving around. >> reporter: it is called a drive-by lawsuit. when a lawyer or disabled person notices violations outside a business and files suit.
person who sued him was a ream customer because the the man claimed he encountered barriers inside the store that didn't exist. >> to me i feel it is not fair. to me i feel like that is stealing. we work hard for our money. these people driving around in the car. and violation here. >> reporter: do you know other store owners who have been sued? >> two guys i know in broward they got sued twice. >> same lawyer? >> same lawyer, same guy. >> reporter: if you think drive-by lawsuits hatch from the comfort of a enforce a law. there is another kind of lawsuit that requires less work. lawyers call them google lawsuits. >> what's a google lawsuit? >> google lawsuit is where the suspicion at least is that the property was spotted on google, google earth, google maps, whatever the case could be. you could see things from google. see if there is a pool lift or not. >> reporter: a pool lift is a seat that can help disabled people get in and out of the water. since 2012, all hotels and
disabled. which in most cases means having a lift permanently attached to the side of their pool. this its what a pool lift looks like from google earth. in the comfort of your own home with the few clicks of a mouse you can see if a pool near you has one. if they don't appear to have a pool lift, like many hotel pools we looked up. you can file a lawsuit. just look that. harry runs the adobe en hotel, in hollywood, fla flchlt he has a pool lift now. he didn't know he was required to install one in what he got sueded in what he suspects was a google lawsuit. >> did a disabled person come and want to use the pool? >> at no time we had a person on the property that requested it or in a room that requested it. >> reporter: turned out the same man who sued him sued dozens of motel owners also for pool lift violations. >> it was about 60-something
>> 60 plus. >> from the same attorney? >> same attorney and the same client. >> last count that attorney has sued nearly 600 businesses in just the last two years. many for not having pool lifts. perry postham ended up paying $3,000 to buy a lift that so far no one has ever used. he also spent thousand of dollars in attorneys fees. he told us he believes the lawsuits are sometimes simply a money making venture for lawyers because under federal law, sets of attorneys fees. and if you don't settle, it can end up costing you hundreds of thousand of dollars in court. >> it is a game for attorneys. that's what it is. >> reporter: every private business in america that is open to the public, millions of shops, restaurants, movie theaters, grocery stores, laundry mats. nail salons and more have to be compliant with americans with disabilities act. business owners we spoke to said it is almost impossible to be
because the requirements are very specific. and there are thousands of them. you can find them in the 275 page manual that details everything from the exact height of a mirror in a bathroom, to the maximum thickness of carpeting, to the angle at which water can come out of a drinking fountain. every door way, every door handle, every surface you walk on, every light switch, outlet, counter, you name it, are all covered by the americans with disabilities act. tin theory, businesses only need to comply if it is readily achievable to do so. but in reality, if you are not meeting every single requirement, you can be sued without warning. essentially you are saying that -- after 25 years, there is really no excuse for any biz nos not to be compliant. >> people say that they need a grace period. i would say 25 years is a grace period enough. >> the retired chief of the department of justice's disability rights section.
disabilities act. >> is the law as written too specific, a mirror has to be 40 inches off the ground? opposed to, 39, or, 41? >> my first answer is no. it's not. specificity is needed. inches matter. if you have a lip on a curb ramp, a wheelchair user is likely to tumble into the street and injure him or herself. >> reporter: he points out the number of lawsuits is small compared to the tens of millions of americans who have sorm form of disability. are some people taking advantage of the law? >> i think some people are. there are some people who are engaging in what i think people have called shakedowns or frivolous lawsuits where they are not really looking at significant change for people with disabilities. they're looking to use the law to make money. >> reporter: when americans with
written, the department of justice was concerned about people take advantage of this part of the law. they intentionally did not include monetary damages for plaintiffs in federal lawsuits. the problem is, now many states do provide for damages. and john wodach says that led to abuse. most notably in kcalifornia. where with limited exceptions business owners have to pay not only lawyers fees and remodeling costs but minimum of $4,000 in damages each time a disabled customer visits a business with a violation. that can add up to hundred of thousand of dollars in some cases. attorney tom frankovic one of the top filers of disability access lawsuits in california. >> businesses here hate you. >> will i would say that. >> how many lawsuits have you filed? >> 2,000, 2,500. i don't keep track. >> reporter: do you know how much you have made in the 2,000 cases you filed?
wouldn't dare to say. >> millions. >> i would say that. >> reporter: couple million. >> could be. >> reporter: is it fair to say you are scaring people to comply with the law? >> i hope. >> you hope? >> i hope. >> reporter: so when people call you an extortionist, when people call you shack you artist you say what? >> i'm acting as private attorney general and enforcing a law that precludes discrimination by you against people with disabilities. >> reporter: when you are filing hundreds of lawsuits for one client, its that fair? >> you know it is more than fair, andersen. what people don't realize is that -- i represent activists. what you find is that it takes courage to be an activist. >> reporter: not everyone is an activist. some attorneys are being accused of recruiting disabled clients
daniel delgado owns a medical equipment repair shop in california. in a wheelchair due to childhood polio and has a learning disability. he dent know much about americans with disabilities act until he was approached by attorneys, randy and tonya moore. what did they say to you? >> he goes, how would you look to make $100,000, $200,000 a year. he goes all you got to do is ada. i said what the heck is dad. >> he says he was told he would make would help improve access for the disabled. they were sag to you, not only were you going to make this money. actually going to improve life for disabled people. >> exactly. >> reporter: that's important to you? >> more important to me than anything. >> reporter: daniel delgado told us, they sent him to businesses he would not have visit itted with instructions to buy something and get a receipt. he signed off as plaintiff on dozens of cases. and says he was asked to recruit
including john morales to file lawsuits as well. >> what kind of businesses did you visit, john? >> variety. i went to grocery stores. i went to restaurants. i want to a couple of -- just, like different stores. she would tell me, look for, accessible seating. if there is a table for the handicap. or a restroom that you can go into. she told me what to look for. so i started doing that.
the nobel prizes were handed out this weekend in norway. but the most famous honoree was missing. bob dylan skipped the ceremony saying he had a prior commitment. ? ? >> reporter: bob gave vis oice to a generation. dylan has been elusive. so much so a movie made in 2007. >> the title "i'm not there." and today bob dylan wasn't here in stockholm sweden. supposed to accept nobel prize in literature for creating new poetic expressions in a career spanneding six decades. ? and what do you do now my blue eyed son ?
performance couldn't outshine the performance. dylan explained he was too busy with commitments. >> the thing about the nobel prize is that it is just one more notch on the belt if you like. because he has got the medal of honor. two doctorates. >> reporter: while a nobel may be a notch. a 2004 terviewn 60 minutes. the first interview in 19 years offers insight into his relook tans to a >> what was the toughest part for you personally? >> it was like being in an edgar allen poe story. you are not that person, everybody thinks you are. they call you that, the prophet, the savior, i never wanted to be a prophet or savior. elvis, maybe. >> critics call dylan's absence rude. the nobel committee said they respect his decision. dylan initially silent for weeks after the prize was announced called the award hard to
steve hartman uncovered a special military operation "on the road." >> reporter: for as long has he can remember, 19-year-old, richi sharma has been fascinated with world war ii. it wasn't until recently that he real ied this history is still >> there are real super hero, world war ii vets out there. and the i want to meet them. in 2014 as a junior in high school, richi made it his mission. >> i ditched so many days of high school to do an interview. >> reporter: skipping school to interview vets? >> yeah, started ride might bike to the local senior home. i interviewed those guys. i started driving. >> reporter: today he tries to meet one a day. >> every single day. >> reporter: drives all over southern california searching
vet he can find. >> i had a lot of missions. >> reporter: marine tank commander, ernie eisley. >> they were going to make a big camp and attack us at night. >> reporter: richi talks to the guys for hours and gives the recording to the families. he interviewed 210 combat vets. remarkable total. monumental failure as far as he is concerned. he says we are losing 400 world war ii vets a day. he can't talk t enough. >> reporter: it is amazing how much history and knowledge is encased in each one of these individuals. and how much is lost when one of them dies without sharing their story. the fact is i weak ake up to obituaries, guys i want to interview. i have to find out that they died. >> reporter: at this point i should tell you, richi doesn't come from a military family. his parents emigrated here from india. yet he cares more about our
teenager i have ever met. >> my name is -- >> in addition to his daily interview he calls at least five world war ii vets a day. just to thank them for their service and sacrifice. >> it means a great deal to me that you were willing to endure all of that so that i could be here today. >> well, thank you very much. thank you. >> reporter: thanking veterans and preserving their legacies is so important to richi he is delaying college, starting a go mission across the country. >> this is a map of all the
captioning funded by cbs ? ? it's monday, december 12th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." i don't know need to be told, chris, the same thing every day, every morning, same words. nothing has changed. let's go over it again. >> opting out. the president-elect declines daily intelligence briefings, while questioning the cia's conclusion russia worked to get him elected. >> it could be russia. i don't really think it is, but who knows? i don't know either. they don't know and i don't know. already this morning, a blast of wintry weather has