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good morning. it is wednesday, march 14, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. more trouble for mitt romney. rick santorum pulls off two big wins in mississippi and alabama. so what does this mean for the fight for the gop nomination. also we'll talk to leon panetta. i'm erica hill. the dow soars along with temperatures around the nation. plus, we'll talk to george clooney as he prepares to testify for congress and meet with president obama. i'm gayle king. prince harry tells us how the work of his mother, princess diana influenced his own humanitarian efforts.
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when i see you at 8:00, jason segel stops by. first, as we do every day, we begin with today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. we did it again. >> rick santorum sweeps the south winning primaries in mississippi and alabama. >> we're going to win this nomination before that convention. >> this air of inevitability that romney has -- >> if you're the front-runner and keep coming in third, you're not much of a front-runner. i'm the one guy in this race who can beat barack obama. >> from my perspective, he has to get rid of those stupid blue jeans. >> some men don't know how to wear jeans. >> some men do. but mitt romney doesn't. >> a transformer fire plunges boston's back bay and tens of thousands into darkness. >> chaos in the city. >> the blaze forced the nearby hilton and business toss evacuate. >> the darkest i've ever seen with the most amount of people
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i've ever seen. this is really crazy. breaking news for you. a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred off the coast in northeastern japan. people near the coast are advised to immediately evacuate to higher ground. >> defense secretary leon panetta is in afghanistan this morning in the wake of the shooting of 16 afghan civilians. 28 people, including 22 children have been killed in a bus crash in switzerland. >> a market first today. the dow closing above the key 13,000 level, the nasdaq closing above the key 3,000 mark. >> the class action lawsuit says apple should be sorry about siri. encyclopedia britannia after 244 years of publishing will now be available online own only. we have a winner in the iditarod sled dog race. the youngest ever to cross the finish line. >> look at the foul ball here. got to be careful. >> that's a great play.
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>> all that and all that matters. >> my bracket. >> he's going to teach my cricket. >> he's going to teach my cricket. >> on "cbs this morning." captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." rick santorum is waking up after celebrating dual victories in the south. the former pennsylvania senator won both the alabama and mississippi primaries tuesday night. mitt romney came in third in both states. >> here's a closer look. in alabama, santorum took 35% of the vote, newt gingrich finished second at 29% a hair above mitt romney. in mississippi santorum had 33% of the vote. gingrich had 31 and romney had 30%. romney pulled out a victory in the hawaii caucus. jan crawford has more from us from alabama. >> good morning, erica.
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rick santorum has been strongly suggesting for a while now that gingrich should just get out of this race so he can be the only one to take on mitt romney. now this southern sweep is going to make those arguments even stronger. >> we did it again. >> santorum had a victory in alabama when he found out he had won mississippi. >> we did? >> two big wins tuesday night. santorum made it clear to gingrich he should get out of race and let him take on romney. >> gingrich went all out in alabama and mississippi, two states he predicted he would win and that were seen as crucial to continuing his campaign. pressure on him to drop out now will be enormous. last night, he was resolute saying the media decided too soon that romney was the nominee and that he's staying in until the convention in tampa. >> i emphasize going to tampa because one of the things tonight proved is that the elite
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media's effort to convince the nation that mitt romney is inevitable just collapsed. >> in his speech last night, gingrich hammered romney and suggested his motivation was to keep romney from getting the nomination. >> i do not believe that a massachusetts moderate who created romney-care as the forerunner of obama care is going to be in a position to win any debates this fall. >> but the road is now unclear for gingrich, who admits he must retool his strategy and figure out where to campaign next. romney continues to pile up the delegates. he'll get a share from alabama and mississippi and overnight he won two more victories in american samoa and hawaii. he now heads to the midwest. >> how many in this audience call it missouri. >> romney of course, there sounding confident.
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but gingrich is defiant despite those losses last night. obviously, he's saying he's going to stay in this race overnight. he sent supporters an e-mail saying he wasn't going to quit, asking for money and almost sounds personal. we were at a speech last night and he congratulated csantorum. he suggested that he couldn't win in november. but the question for gingrich now is how he's going to withstand this enormous pressure, all of niece calls on him to get out of this race. >> jan, thank you very much. john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> so we have some momentum of rick santorum. we have delegate mass. which is more important at this moment in the primary campaign? >> it's a lot more fun to have momentum. everybody cheers and yell for you. they want to talk to you and be seen with you. that's what rick santorum has. but the math is what's going to determine things at the end. that's the one hopeful sort of a
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cold hope but it's the most hopeful thing that mitt romney can hold on to. he did win those other primaries, the contests in hawaii and american samoa. at the end of this, even though rick santorum had the big night, the actual numbers, the delegates will go -- mitt romney will get more than rick santorum. >> how much pressure and who will bring the pressure on newt gingrich, if they do, to have him withdraw from the race? >> there will be a lot of pressure from conservative its. but they've been pushing on gingrich for a while. the question is whether he runs out of money. that's usually what stops the campaign. so if he -- his big backer sheldon adelson decides not to write any more checks for his super pac. that might put pressure on him. it's a question of who would be the committee to go to gingrich and tell him to stop. he's a pretty proud figure and he's not going to listen to somebody telling him to sit aside. his argument is he can beat
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barack obama in a debate in the fall. he's going to make that argument in tampa. >> his hope is there's a brokered convention where he'll still have a chance? >> yes. it's a long shot for him. the idea would be that he'd be able to convince a whole number of delegates and say, look, i know you've gone to mitt romney. he'll have more delegates than anybody else. that's almost a certainty. gingrich will say, yes, i know you went to romney before but i can beat barack obama. >> you talk about mass momentum, but how important is the message when it comes to someone like mitt romney even if he has the numbers behind him, his message is still apparently getting lost. >> it is getting lost. he needs an opportunity to come out and have a momentum moment. his best hope is probably in illinois. he needs to be able to say, there is -- there are some people in the party who do like my message and they do cheer when i talk and i do have supporters. because right now, all the image, all the storyline is behind rick santorum. he's got the noisy and excited
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part of the party behind him at the moment. >> john dickerson, thank you so much. >> sure, charlie. it is still winter for another week. you wouldn't know it from the thermometer. temperatures are from 20 to 35 degrees above normal for mid-march. lonnie quinn of "cbs this morning" saturday is here to tell us how hot it's going to get. lonnie, no complaints from my end. >> oh, really? we have to pay for it somehow. it's going to be an ak spring in this portion of the country. this is st. louis missouri. is it going to be a record setter? for st. louis, i see that happening. if you look across the northern plains, portions of the mid-atlantic and the northeast, you're looking at 83 today in topeka, 83 st. louis, 85 in little rock, 80 cincinnati, 79 d.c., 70 new york city. not all of these numbers are record setters. but they're shaded in red. little rock be a record, chicago. minneapolis, 72 degrees. how much above average are we
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talking about here? every single town on this map will be between 20 up to 32 degrees above average and if you like this kind of warmth, it stays in place right through your weekend. charlie, erica, that's it. we have to pay for in somehow. it will be an active spring is what i'm thinking. >> lonnie, thank you. leon panetta arrived in afghanistan this morning on an unannounced visit days after an american soldier allegedly went on a shooting rampage killing 16 afghan civilians. >> the investigation into that shooting continues as we learn details about the gunman. david martin reports there may have been alcohol involved. cbs's mandy clark is in kabul this morning. >> today panetta addressed afghan and u.s. troops at camp leather neck in helmand province. panetta emphasized the need to continue to work together, telling the crowd the primary
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u.s. mission is to make the transition to afghan security and control so the taliban can never make afghanistan a stronghold again. panetta will also hold meetings with several high ranking officials, including afghan president hamid karzai. the hope is to revive the troubled partnership. yesterday, a delegation that included two of karzai's brothers came under attack while visiting the site of the rampage. the ambush is seen as taliban retaliation for the killings by the american soldier. today, that same delegation came under attack in kandahar city. this time from a motorcycle bomb that exploded around 600 yards away. it killed an afghan intelligence officer and wounded two others. for "cbs this morning," this is mandy clark in kabul. 28 people, 22 of them children, were killed had a bus crashed in the swiss alps. the bus slammed into the side of a mountain tunnel in southwest switzerland on tuesday night. it was bringing belgium students home from a ski trip.
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the driver was also killed. it is unclear what caused the crash. this morning a powerful earthquake rocked the same area of northern japan that was devastated just over one year ago. the quake was centered off the northernmost island with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8. last year, a 9.0 quake triggered that massive tsunami and nuclear crisis leaving as many as 20,000 people dead. now to wall street, which is coming off a very strong day on tuesday. the dow hit its highest level in more than four years. the that is dak closed about 3,000 for the first time in over 11 years. >> pretty impressive. among the factors driving the stocks higher, solid retail sales in february and positive news from the fed on unemployment and bank stress tests. senior writer robin farzad of bloomberg business week is here to break it down. >> there's a lot of talk about the stress tests. for most of us, that's lost in the ether.
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what's the important take away for people at home and how it relates to the average person? >> the banks are led by jpmorgan, jamie -- came out and said we've gotten our groove back. so much so that we can pay huge dividends and big buybacks again and thumbed their nose at bernanke and said you're not the boss of me anymore. i can do what i want with the cash. >> passing the stress test, because citigroup did not pass. >> that's right. but this was really a draconian scenario where you took something like unemployment at 13%, home prices falling another 20%, the stock market falling 50%. the fed really learned its lesson had taking things for granted so much in 2006 and 2007. what if we embedded these worst case scenarios. have you repaired your balance sheets and gotten religion in a way you can survive another heldish depression. most of them can. >> what's happening in the
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markets, is that more a reflection of the stress test and what's happening with the financial sector or an economic recovery, what the fed has said and the fact that retail sales are up? >> the markets, of course, like to price in what's going to happen in the next 6 to 12 to 18 months to 2 years. in fact, there are green chutes of an economic recovery. we've seen jobless claims fall and employment eek up. the important thing shah it's not new that companies are sitting on record amounts of cash. i think wall street vindicated that yesterday. >> what's driving up the prices in the stock market? >> look, interest rates are extremely low. you're not getting anything on a bank account can. real estate is still in the dumps and people see that corporations in the united states are husbanding all this cash. by and large, they're throwing money at a stock market that thaef neglected for the better part of a decade. >> if banks are doing well, will they be lending more money? >> that is the $65 trillion question. yesterday they were signaling effectively was telegraphing
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that we don't have to lend more money. this is not like 2008 where we have to sign on the dotted line. if we take your tarp money, we're going to plow in back into the economy. we can do what we want with that cash. now, that's great if you're a bank shareholder. it's great if you are a company, if you're a wall street person wanting to be gainfully employed. it's not great if you're on the outside looking in. someone who can't get a loan or i was on my best behavior and bailed out these institutions. but they're not cutting out a check to me now. >> thank you, good to have you here. >> crews are working to restore power in boston. a transformer fire left 20,000 people without electricity, disrupted travel and forced evacuations. national correspond kent jim axelrod is in boston this morning. jim, good morning. >> good morning, erica. the fire was first reported about 6:30 last night. it started in 115,000 volt transformer behind the hilton hotel here in a part of downtown boston known as back bay.
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thick black smoke covered over downtown boston tuesday night after an electrical fire broke out leaving a large section of the city in the dark. >> our condo building lost power completely. i went on the roof deck and looked over and i saw just massive black plumes of smoke. >> the fire erupted from a substation behind the back bay hilton hotel and then spread to a second substation triggering the massive blackout. at first, officials feared the smoke could be toxic. >> people i need you to turn around. let's go. >> hundreds of hotel guests were evacuated and later moved to a nearby sheraton. >> we're stopped here. can't go downtown. couldn't get a taxi. >> no serious injuries were reported. no reports of looting either. police shut down surrounding streets as a precaution. >> this is a massive outage. we've activated a large number of offices. >> firefighters cut their way into the substation to gain control of the fire.
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utility company en star began assessing the damage promising to bring in generators to get things up and running. >> we're all working hard on this and make sure we're all back online as quickly as possible. >> overnight they restored power to 8,000 customers and hope to have the lights on for everyone sometime later today. >> jim, thank you very much. time to show you some of the headlines from around the globe. if you plan to fly this summer, expect sky high ticket prices. tiblgt prices have jumped twice already this year. usa today reports airlines will continue to increase fares in an effort to recoup higher fuel cost. alleged boston crime boss whitej boulanger wrote his memoirs. my life in the irish mafia wars. this is the last day for executive director greg smith writing on today's op-ed page. smith is leaving because of what he calls a toxic and destructive
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environment where the interest of clients are sidelined in favor of profits. and from london's daily mail, reports the world's tallest man has finally stopped growing. he stands at 8'3". due to a disorder that produces a growth hormone. he is now receiving treatment, though, that controls the all right. good morning. it is about 18 minutes after the hour, 56 degrees on tv hill. forecast today calls for a high of 76. absolutely beautiful. yesterday 83 downtown. 80 at bwi. tonight another mild night. an overnight low of 51. tomorrow beautiful. sunshine. 76 degrees. going to be a high. maybe some showers on friday. we will clear it out but keep it muld as we move this national weather report sponsored by coffee mate natural
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? while broad spectrum spf 30 helps prevent future damage. and i believe the new segment, we're on to something. we're officially out of news. >> here's what we're working on first after 4:00. why victoria beckham says she's just like every other mother and could tight clothes be harming your health. we'll have a new report and the
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surprising number of people in one country who admit to sleeping with a teddy bear. >> i think we're officially out of news. >> oh, david letterman. laugh if you must. but confession, charlie if you're the "cbs this morning" -- two out of those three stories were actually done on this show. >> we're never out of news. >> we are never out of news. i know you push hard for the victoria beckham story but we couldn't fit it in. >> another time for victoria. we have more of our special conversation with prince harry, take that. with our seth doane. our final installment. he talks about his mother and a charity dedicated to her. this morning president obama it weighing. >> we're watching this close at the white house. >> the economy is still the
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biggest issue by far. >> tell me where you think this race is now. >> original reporting now 26 minutes past 7:00. the sun is up and being reflected off the bay. another gorgeous get up and go, sharon has traffic right after marty's first warning weather. >> let's take a look at the forecast for the dade, right now mid-upper 50s, 76 degrees going to be the high this day, got to 80 at bwi marshal yesterday. honestly we could see it approach 80 this afternoon. now, here is sharon gibala, wjz tv traffic control. >> hey there, marty, good morning, everyone, if you are about to head out watch for new accident on west cold spring lane, we still have that accident at the state toll plaza blocking lane, state police hope to f it clear and
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another accident there a tragedy tore trailer blocking that. 7 minutes there average speed, thrive 35 miles per hour your average speeds there. this is brought to you by home paramount pest control. back over to you. >> thank you. in the news this morning with gasoline prices topping four dollars a gallon at some player land gas stations already the governor is to make his formal push to increase the taxes on gasoline today, monique griego has the story. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, they the governor is expected to testify in support of raising the gas tax but high prices could derail it. it is rising but the governor says they need to raise it to
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build bridges and repair roads and bridges, aaa says now is not the time. the senate president says maybe later. >> he has been charged with killing his son. detectives say he used a sword like weapon to stab andrew fisher to death. heywood is being held without bail this morning. maryland state police after shooting a man after he pointed a fake gun at them in cecil county yesterday when two officers responded to arrest christopher thomas at his home in northeast. thomas threatened the officer was with appeared to begun and that is when they shot him in the leg. thomas was wanted on warrants from several different departments. a ship is once again there, the ship returned there yesterday. months have been spent repairing the ship. she is scheduled to officially be relaunched next month.
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and stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. up next we continue our sit down with prince harry ,,,,,,
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look at that. >> hands waving in the air. he is your iditarod champion. >> as you just heard shall the iditarod champ, he's 25. the youngest ever winner of the race. he and his nine dogs crossed the finish line in nome, alaska, on tuesday. something i've always wanted to see in person. welcome back to "cbs this morning." prince harry's successful tour of the caribbean may have come to an end but many think his role as a diplomat is just beginning. seth doane is here with a final look at his interview with the prince that you'll only see on "cbs this morning." good morning again. >> good morning, charlie. wherever the prince goes, the cameras follow. when i sat down with him in
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brazil, he made it clear that he intends to use all that attention for good causes, specifically to raise money for a charity he holds close to his heart. combining his two greatest passions, sport and his charity sent balance, he picked up his mallet on sunday. the prince co-founded his charity, which works for the african nation in 2006. he dedicated it in part to his mother, princess diana. >> she loved africa. you know, i felt as though it was fitting to have an african charity. though, when it all kicked off, it wasn't really based around her, it was more based around the fact that i had this connection to the children. that's really as simple as it was. >> that connection was sparked when the prince was just 19. he traveled to the tiny landlocked country during his gap year from school. with roughly a quarter of its
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population suffering from hiv/aids, prince harry was shocked to learn of the hundreds of thousands of aids orphans and the so-called herd boys sent off to work as shepherds to support their families. some as young as five. so with the money he and his charity have raised, they've established schools for the herd boys where life lessons and vocational training are provided. he's able to help and also to be almost anonymous. >> is that refreshing? >> of course it is. it's very refreshing. you know, each kid has qualities and kids in africa, kids outside home as such and have so much to offer. and the smallest of things and they're grateful for it. just being there and spending time with them, talking to them and playing with them, they -- that goes so far. the tact that when you've
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been -- take some time out of your busy schedule wherever you are to spend time with them means the world to them. >> members of the royal family rarely open up to reporters. but the prince wanted to discuss his charity. throughout his ten-day tour, we saw how this 27-year-old was a master at manipulating the media. he balanced expectations of royal behavior, desires to the throngs of people assembled sog real. >> you got to give something back. obviously, knowing all the cameras are there, it's not what i'm doing. i'm fully aware of the shots that they want. usain bolt for instance. >> was at that planned? >> it wasn't planned at all. i knew he would ask me to do it. i didn't really want to do it. it's not my kind of thing. i knew -- they were going to want it. let's give it to them. >> sure enough. it becomes a bigger story than
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it might have been otherwise. >> after sunday's charity polo match, a reporter was more interested in the shoes he sported on his trip. asking if he had taken fashion advice from his sister-in-law kate. >> she's not giving me tips as of yet. i was fighting to bring them out sooner. knowing i was going to -- >> the prince's full-time job is not all public appearances and raising money. but working as an apache helicopter pilot in the british army. he's been deployed to afghanistan before. he admits that he wants to go back. >> i've been there once to serve my country. i enjoyed it because i was with my friends and everyone has a part to play. all these people talking stories of he's been trained as apache pilot. he's never going to see action or get to the frontlines. these people live in a ridiculous world to even think that. i mean, we can't -- especially our army nowadays, you can't
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train people and then not put them into the position they need, the role they need to play. me personally, as i said, i want to serve my country. i've done it once. i feeley should get the opportunity to do it again. >> helicopters repeatedly interrupted our interview. but not ones carrying military personnel but charity supporters with deep pockets. >> that one is landing right here. >> it's the sound of engines in the background. i asked about his own high-profile childhood. >> you grew up in a family where both your mother and father were active in charity. as a kid, do you remember dinner table conversations about that? did that motivate you in any way. >> probably not. dinner conversations was the worst bit about being a child and listening to the boring people around me. you can imagine the dinner party i had to go to at a young age. >> what were they like? >> pretty dull. i mean, yes, conversations with
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my mother, father, grandparents as i've known grown up has driven me towards wanting to try and make a difference as much as possible. my brother and myself, we're all -- i can only speak for myself. auto we're privileged in the position we are. but with privilege comes responsibility is what they say. it's amazing what the -- what effect that can have on a country, on a charity or whatever. slowly coming to terms with an and accepting the fact that the name can make a huge difference. therefore, you've got to use it. >> again, an interesting conversation. ms. hill was saying what a grateful man. >> mr. rose is saying how grateful -- he says he's grateful. i agree. is this in some way that we're seeing a bit of princess diana and what she showed under pressure so many different times. >> i think you saw that so many times in the ten days as we followed him. remember the pictures of him in
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that hospital. he seemed to try to connect with the kids. he touched them, he leaned into their cribs, into their hospital beds and really seemed to try to find ways to really connect. >> in a genuine way, too. which is what diana was noted for. >> when he came to us, he was rushing from other things. this program is so carefully timed. we had a few minutes with him. after this, i said what will he be doing? he said he'll go here, there will be a glass of water on this table. he's going to drink from a glass of water, and go to this room. he's managing a lot. >> he clearly likes the military. he gets to fly the apache helicopters. >> it's funny what we pick up in america compared to london where they follow every move much more carefully. some expect that what he said today might get traction tomorrow in london. we, of course, sat down with him before that terrible incident in afghanistan over the weekend. but there's clearly a frustration that he has. he says i want to be on the frontlines. i'm not just doing this to kind of tick this box.
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>> the only reason they worry, somehow he might be the target of kidnapping or attacks? >> of course. absolutely. speaking of things that were in our interview yesterday, did you see the headline there -- >> in london, it's all the talk about, harry can't find a girl. >> what did he mean by that? >> it's interesting. >> a lot of people don't believe it, like erica hill. >> you don't either, charlie. come on. >> the prince, the third in line. >> he doesn't believe it's a hard thing for him. >> he's not in a tough spot. when you lead that kind of existence. but i don't think he has a difficult time getting a date. that i don't think. >> our executive producer says please. who are we kidding? >> it must be somewhere deep down inside. i didn't even ask about his love life. i actually asked does your life live up to the fairytale. >> a better question. >> he said no. he went into the direction of how difficult it is to find a woman who will take on this whole responsibility. not just to fall in love with
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this person but have the responsibilities of the royal family. >> you made us all proud my young man. >> thanks very much, charlie. >> nice stuff. seth, thank u. david cameron, meantime is here in the united states visiting president obama and he got a taste of something very american especially during this month. bill plante takes a look at the special bond the u.s. has with england. and tomorrow, comedian will ferrell talks about his new movie that's all in spanish. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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an open house in silicon valley, they're met at the door with the bad news. someone else beat them to it. >> welcome. to let you know, the house sold already. you're welcome to come in and have ayala day. >> when people -- the battle between buyers is driving up prices. >> definitely seen the prices go up. i did not expect the prices to go up so much so fast in such a short period of time. >> the master has a pretty spectacular window out to the park. >> patricia hee has been house hunting for months. she's made several offers at hundreds of thousands above the asking price i. >> so far we haven't gotten anything. >> there are plenty of other disappointed buyers in silicon valley. there were 38 offers on this house listed at almost $1.2 $1.6 million. almost 40% over asking.
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20 offers listed a the just over a million and sold for more than $1.5 million. this one at $1.4 million and sold for almost $2 million. >> home prices are appreciating so rapidly. i feel bad for my clients. >> ken deleon a real estate agent says it's partly the promise that facebook will produce a new crop of millionaires when it starts selling shares to the public. >> literally, february 1st when facebook filed for the ipo is when things started jumping. >> it's not just facebook, much of the tech industry here is thriving says realtor marcy moyer. we have google, apple, linked-in. on and on and on. >> that means this is not a housing bubble. >> there's nothing artificial about it. it's people have the money. >> in the battle to buy, one of moyer's clients sarah cina finally had an offer accepted. >> there's so much competition here to buy houses. i think hopefully it will turn out to be a good investment. >> then i would put flowers.
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>> here, even a small house is a big investment. this one will be over $300,000. >> i like the idea of owning a house. so i can paint the walls whatever color i want. >> and it may as well be a bright color. in one of the few bright spots in american real estate. >> the washer and dryer are outside. >> john blackstone in san francisco. >> charlie, even in 1998 when i moved to san francisco, it was as the dot com boom was taking off. to get a rental apartment, you had to go with your checkbook in hand and pay hundreds of dollars above. for most of us at the time, it was tough to do when you think about the prices. hard to get a piece of that american dream for a lot of people. hi, good morning, temperatures right now just shy of 60. it is going to be a beautiful beautiful day. not unlike yesterday. way above normal. 83 was the high at downtown
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four minutes before 8:00 with the sun shining brightly in the outer harbor. >> 76 is the high. mostly sunny, nice temperatures right now. cruising right toward 60 degrees. this is another super afternoon. now, here is sharon at wjz tv traffic control. good morning. >> hi, marty, good morning, everyone, overall not a horrible commute but problems, including an accident on the beltway outer loop. another accident west cold spring lane, and those are your drive times, 95 southbound gunpowder bridge to falls road
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-- i am sorry to 895. there is a look at 795 at franklin. this traffic report is brought to you by home paramount pest control. back over to you, don. >> thank you. in the news this morning prices at the pump continue to rise but today the governor is expected to make his case for increasing the state tax on what you pay at the pump. it is monique griego who has the story. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. today the governor is expected to testify in support of raising the gas tax. but already high prices could derail his plan. the average cost for a gallon of gas here in maryland is 23 cents higher than it was just one month ago but governor o'malley says the state needs to raise the gas tax to build better roads and bridges, however aaa says now is not the time to hit drivers with an extra tax and senate president michaeler agrees saying it is unlikely they will pass a hike
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the card that they play at their last resort. it is the ultimate sign of cower did he say. if i said i'm not just a columnist, i'm a comedian. put a clown nose on, they hide under the helmet of oh, i'm a comedian so i can get away with that. >> okay. first of all, comedians don't wear helmets. i don't know where you're going to see comedy. but it's not a helmeted art form. >> not all comedians wear helmets? >> well, we can say that will ferrell will be here tomorrow.
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don't know if he's wearing the helmet. we'll see. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rosa long with erica hill. the white house is seeing the latest british invasion. president obama hosted a lavish welcoming ceremony for british prime minister david cameron. >> they spent downtime in dayton, ohio yesterday. to watch the ncaa tournament between mississippi valley state and western kentucky. the u.s. and the uk have, of course, enjoyed a special relationship throughout the years. senior white house correspondent bill plante has more on that story. a relationship not necessarily built on basketball, bill? >> no. the tradition continues. there is a major welcoming ceremony this morning for prime minister cameron on the white house full lawn. it's the full monty. a military troupe review. even though cameron is officially not a head of state, he's a head of government. this is only the fifth time this administration has rolled out the red carpet this way. and as you just mentioned, that
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wasn't all. prime minister cameron had scarcely touched down in washington when the president whisked him away to dayton, ohio a few hours later to see something uniquely american. march madness. >> was our president helping you follow the game. >> he's giving me tips and help me fill out my bracket. >> he's going to teach me cricket. >> not every foreign leader shares a ride on air force one and a hot dog on their casual night out with the president. >> it's reflective of the kind of relationship we have with the united kingdom and the previous presidents had with previous prime ministers. >> they call it the special relationship. a bond between the u.s. and britain that goes beyond mutual interest. >> we have shared ideals, a shared vision, but more than anything else, we have a shared outlook of the heart. >> the special relationship goes back decades. franklin roosevelt and winston churchill were so close that churchill stayed in the white
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house for weeks after pearl harbor. ronald reagan and margaret thatcher shared the same principles and dance moves. when saddam hussein invaded kuwait, she was close enough to president bush that he said look george, it's no time to go wobbly. >> i'm sick of it because he's seven years younger than i am and has no gray hair. >> blair remained close to the second president bush who invited the blairs to camp david to get to know one another and find out what they had in common. >> we both use coal gait toothpaste. >> blair stood by george w. bush as he invaded iraq, even as some in britain mocked blair as --? the comedy love actually. >> no one -- i would be prepared to be much stronger and the president should be prepared for that. >> the special relationship has had its share of up as and downs. >> in 1812, it was a british who
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burned the capital who burned the white house. >> forgiven them for burning the white house? >> almost. >> well, the torching of the white house won't be on the agenda today. but there are a number of major issues for the u.s. and britain. iran, syria, the pace of troop withdrawal from afghanistan, trade. it will be kwut a day. charlie, erica, gayle? >> you got us all. thank you bill. george clooney is one of the biggest movie stars in the world. oil, genocide and civil war is -- >> george is back from the sudan testifying today for the senate foreign relations committee. first he's with us in washington along with his colleague john prendergast, co-founder of the project. good morning. >> good morning. >> tell me what you're going to tell the president. what you'll tell the secretary of state and what you will tell the foreign relations committee this morning about the urgency in the sudan.
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>> there is an urgency. particularly in the nuba mountains where there seems to be the same signs that we saw in the beginning of darfur, which is government bombing innocent civilians. we were there and saw it firsthand. so we're going to talk about the urgency of some form of involvement. that doesn't mean military and it doesn't mean money necessarily. what it means is good, strong robust diplomacy hopefully with china. >> you two just returned from the sudan. nice to see you again as well. >> ha did you see in the sudan. we heard about rocket shelling. how close were you to danger? >> well, we saw the signs of war that -- we experienced for a few days what the people in sudan are experiencing on a daily basis. they have airplanes dropping
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bombs out of the sky. they have rockets shot by the main towns controlled by the government. they're being starved in a policy of denial of humanitarian access. systematic abduction of civilians for -- by the sudan army. >> it's all the same things that we saw in darfur happening again in the nuba mountains. >> what do you hope to accomplish today in washing fon? what do you hope, george is the outcome? the definition of success is what? >> there are a couple of things going on. the house is starting a bill an the senate is putting one together that we hope is as robust. and the beginnings are this. we want to try to choke off this government of sudan. we want to chase where their money is. they're not buying the weapons is sudanese pounds. they have off shore. we'd like to chase the money, like with terrorists, make it impossible for them to spend it. number one. we'd like to go to china on a humanitarian level, but the fact is china has a $20 billion oil
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infrastructure in the sudan. they get 6% of their oil import from sudan and the sudan cut that off right now. we think that gives us a unique opportunity to work with the chinese to say, listen, let's all work on cross-border problems with the north together. and i think that we have an opportunity now a window of an opportunity to do that. >> john, both of you have people that you know in the administration. you'll be speaking to the president, as i said and the secretary of state and members of congress. is there any resistance to what you want them to do? are you satisfied with the obama administration so far? >> their direction is perfectly correct. the president is very interested in this issue and he's noted the detail. all we're going to do is reinforce the direction and say there are a few more tools that can be used, like sanctions enforcement, like a deeper strategic partnership with china that we can -- that the united states can undertake.
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this is a far away crisis with lots of competition around the world. so we're not overly ambitious. there are a few things the united states can do. if we do them well, it increases the chance for peace in the sudan. >> george, what's the likelihood of civil war? >> there's a chance. there's always a chance. that's the unfortunate thing constantly there. there is a chance of a civil war. but what we're looking at right now is, we also have a window of an opportunity to avoid it. so our job is to try to point everything in that direction. we don't know if we can succeed. we don't know what the outcome will be. but we have to make that effort. >> george, i know you're testifying today. are you ready? it's hard to think of george clooney getting nervous about anything. are you feeling a little nervous, butterflies as you go on capitol hill today? >> well, i mean, you're always -- the funny thing is i think every time we do anything, give a speech or do anything, you're actually a little bit nervous. you would be unhealthy if you
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weren't. >> true. >> it will be interesting to speak in front of the senate. senator kerry invited us to do it. i'm anxious to do it because there are sympathetic ears there. i think that's an important time to do this. >> i'm nervous for him. >> he's nervous for me. i mean, in fairness, understand this. when these people are bombing the way they are, committing rape, again as a form of war shall these are ar crimes. these are on innocent victims. the geneva convention is very clear about this. these are war crime. our job now is to try to put a stop to the war crimes. >> george, i can't help but notice a little bit of a beard there. is that for a role or your ongoing effort to look cuter than you already do? >> it's my ongoing effort, you know that. gayle. >> that's what i thought. what makes charlie rose such a good friend before we go? what is it, george clooney?
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let me count the ways. >> let me tell you this about, charlie. oh, no, don't. please don't. >> what you don't know is i played basketball with charlie. he was a duke. i'm the kentucky guy. and he -- in his basketball game, he cheats. he fouls. >> and you foul. >> i play like a good kentucky guy. >> let me make the point here. i was playing with a young woman and he was playing with a 6'4" colleaue. >> the young woman was better. >> that's right. than all of us. >> charlie rose cheats. that's the headline. thank you george clooney. >> it is. >> good to see you both. good luck today. >> thanks, george and john. >> thank you. good morning. temperatures now shooting a little bit above 60. what a fine day start. sunshine now, clears sky through the day.
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going to go for a high of 76 degrees. yesterday by the way got to 80 at bwi marshal. 51 clear overnight. tomorrow another day in the mid- 70s. looking like some showers going to sneak in here on friday. i think slow clearing st. patrick's day but not too sure we will have to deal with rain, we all know that keeping a cool head is a good thing. but now we hear that keeping your hands cool may get you a better workout. what does that mean? we'll explain what your palms have to do with your perspiration. later on, we'll make a long story short by saying how the letter l led to an oops by the santorum campaign. you're watching "cbs this morning." uncover stronger, younger looking skin.
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as we looked around the web this morning, we found a few reasons to make a long story short. the youngest contestant ever in the scripps national spelling bee is a six-year-old girl. according to the vancouver sun, lori beat out elementary and middle school rivals in virginia last week. she won with a spanish origin word meaning cowboy. >> stop the presses. the encyclopedia britannica
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published its last book. you may understand why. remember this one? >> i mean, hey, everybody knows this is the greatest encyclopedia in the world. helped me get a b-plus. >> why not an a? >> too much information. skroefr kill. >> the new york times says britannica will focus on online editions. not shocking. but sad. >> did many book reports. thank you encyclopedia britannica. the atlantic explains santorum's staff meant to send out his public schedule. you can guess where this is going. not in a good place. it involves lady parts. instead it said "pubic" schedule. everybody has a right to get married. according to ad amg, they've decided to change the name of their oh, my apple pie to
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apple-y ever after. it's in an effort to legalize same sex marriage. a mother in iowa let her 11-year-old daughter drive her pickup truck. the mom and her two friends were reportedly out drinking and the young girl was their designated driver. yikes. police pulled them over tuesday morning at 3:00 a.m. let's start with that. after seeing the truck swerving across the road. the mom is in jail. charged with child abuse. the little girl is in protective custody. that's one of the long story shorts. >> we were talking about, this isn't the first time we've seen this. a girl who was nine. her dad. >> yes. you think parents behaving badly, erica. >> good to have a designated driver. not your child. you may remember jason segel from freaks and geeks. but he's on comedy's a list. the funny guy is here to talk about his busy career in both tv
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when he's not busy being one of the stars of the hit cbs comedy show, how i met your mother, jason segel is making movies. >> his new one is about a geyser chg for meaning of life. i'd called jeff, who lives at home. we'll talk to him about that. also, what it's like to work with the muppets. maybe a few more things. >> jeff is 30, erica. >> living at home with his mother. >> yeah. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." your local news is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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25 past 8:00 another day with plenty of sunshine, temperatures and feeling goo. sharon with wrap up the rush after marty auto weather. >> 76 is the high, low 60s right now, overnight tonight call it 51, clear, more sunshine, more mid-70s tomorrow. now, here is sharon gibala wjz tv traffic control. >> hi marty, good morning, everyone, still have that accident on the outer loop of the beltway on the top side at bellaire rode on the shoulder, a new accident on 50 in the westbound direction at baydale drive blocking the left lane, another new 1 on 95 southbound, watch for delays 5 minutes on
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the harrisburg expressway and 21 minutes on the jfx. 95 south, a 15 minute set back from white marsh boulevard down to 895. a live look outside that is 83 at york road, there is another shot, which is not coming up and we will tell you this is brought to you by the cochrane firm. don, back over to you. >> thank you. in the news this morning the governor will try to sell lawmakers on his plan to increase taxes on gasoline in this state and the idea is not sitting well with too many drivers, monique griego has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, today the governor is expected to testify in support of raising the gas tax but already high prices could derail his plan. the price is higher now than it
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was one month ago but the governor says he needs to raise the taxes but aaa says now is not the time and mike miller agree, suggesting having a special session later. >> police are offering $25,000 for any information into the disappearance of kelly rothwell, friends say they last saw her when she was on her way to break up with her boyfriend. a collaboration between police and professionals led police to 19-year-old al alexander song, they were able to track him down three through ip address, he faces charges that carry a maximum of six
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what do you do in the basement? you're not cleepg it. >> you're right. i don't. did you get the wood glue? >> what are you talking about? >> i left a note on the kitchen counter. >> i haven't been upstairs. >> one of the shutters is broken on the pantry. >> i'm busy. >> all i want for my birthday is for you to get off that couch, go to the -- you come home, fix the shutter. before i get home or you're going to find someplace else to live. >> fine. >> fine. >> good. you got it? do you understand? >> yes, mom. okay. >> i love you. >> okay. love you bye. >> we know and love jason segel in the sitcom, how i met your mother, he's back on big screen
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in jeff, who lives at home. >> he says he does some acting. one man's search for the meaning of life on his way to buy a tube of glue. jason segel joins us this morning. >> good to see you both again. always a pleasure. >> i'm asking on erica's behalf. not that she can't speak for herself. i saw for getting sarah marshall. i know you don't mind a little nudity. will you be removing your clothes? >> as soon as they -- >> i got nothing, honey after that. >> you're welcome. i love the title of your movie. jeff, who lives at home. >> it's a guy who really does believe in signs. i believe in signs too. i believe everything happens for a reason, sometimes you see something and if you're not paying attention you'll miss it. >> jeff clearly believes in signs in his life. >> he does. unfortunately, he used it as an excuse to wait. which is not the best strategy. i had that period from 21 to 25. i was out of work. the sign was for me to be cast
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in something. >> were you living in your mom's basement? >> no a one-bedroom apartment. not unlike jeff, though. it wasn't until i decided to start writing that i took the bull by the horns and my life changed. jeff is not the same. he's content to sit there and live unhealthily and wait for the universe to present itself. >> i don't know if you can say that on daytime tv. >> a little -- we don't want to give too much away. >> it's fiction. >> it's a really lovely movie. unexpected. before i put the dvd in, i didn't read anything. i wanted to be surprised. >> me too, erica. >> jason segel is funny. we love him. i was waiting for you to be funny. >> when you see me and ed helms on a poster, you assume it's a hangover type mash hp up. no. it's a movie by tone. if you're not familiar, they have a movie called cyrus and
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other smaller films. >> jonah hill. >> capturing slices of life and bring out the best performances this their actors. it's an honest tone. the tone of life. >> it's beautiful. it's beautiful at the end. i was saying to gayle at the end. the movie finished nice. i had a smile on my face that hey, this really works. >> thanks. >> i felt that too. >> we like the movie, jason. >> i'm glad. it is a very sweet movie. you know, there's a lot of themes running through. one is waiting for your destiny. the other thing is when you're young, you're bound to your siblings by blood, you live in the same household. when you become old oar, you have a choice as to whether or not you're going to be friends. you could not be friend with your siblings. this is a day of reckoning between two brothers of whether or not they want to be in each other's lives. it's also the day in a mundane family's life where it goes down. this is the day where it all happens. >> for all of them.
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for susan sarandon, ed helms who plays your brother. it's a bad day for all of them. in the end of the movie, you walk -- turn off the tape -- we got a screener, you feel good about what you saw. i have to say, i've been mitt smitten with you for a long time. >> likewise. >> have you really? >> of course. >> how so? >> you look amazing by the way. >> thank you, jason. let's talk about the muppets. this is the thing. i went with another adult to see the muppets because he wanted to see it. it was so entertaining and then i -- regardless of your age, then i was reading that you've liked the muppets forever a long time. you had muppets at your house. still? >> more so now. >> should i be concerned? >> probably. everyone else seems to be. they were my first comic influence. i think as a young comedian, they're monty python and saturday night live for a kid.
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it taught me -- when you're young, he's tom hanks, he's jimmy stewart. he's the every man. it's who i wanted to be as an actor. it seemed to me unjust that the kids of this generation didn't have the muppets that we grew up with. i set out to bring them back. >> as a mother of two little boys, i thank you. thanks. >> i have fond memories of the muppets. you're also, of course, known for your work, your lovely relationship with jed app to you. >> yes. he was my first real mentor. he said something profound to me. and not necessarily so nice. but he said listen, you're kind of a weird dude. so the only way you're going to make it is if you start writing your own material. it was the best advice i could have gotten. >> did you think you were a weird dude? what did he mean by that? i i'm sure it was affectionately. >> i've been 6'4" since i was 12. there was a period where i'm like 22 years old and i'm way too tall to play a kid anymore. i'm too young to play a lawyer
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or a doctor. i was sort of stuck in this middle ground as this awkward guy. then he pointed out, like albert brooks and people like that, they wrote their own films. that's how they got to where they wanted to be. it really changed everything. i wrote sarah marshall. >> that's how we got that. its so cool. you've already lived three of your dreams. you wanted to be on letterman. wanted to host saturday night live. >> and i wanted to work with the muppets. i did them all in one week. >> that happened all in one week? >> yeah. >> i didn't know that part. >> i had already done the muppet movie, but that week i did all three of those things, was on letterman, hosted snl with the muppets. >> how do you follow that up? >> you follow it up with jeffrey lives at home. potentially the greatest film ever made. >> i like it. >> if you do say so yourself. i also read that he used to wear a superman cape under his clothes from the time -- >> just in case there was
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danger. there's another running theme in jeffry lives at home. which is amazing. you'll appreciate. it's shot in new orleans which has the best food. >> i don't know why you didn't gain 300 pounds. >> i did gain quite a bit of weight. it takes place over one day, the movie. we shot chronologically. it's a heartwarming story about a guy who gains 40 pounds slowly over one day. >> what could be better if you could tell us how to lose 40 pounds in one day, you would be on to something. >> believe me, if i could, i'd have a different career. >> if you figure it out, let us know. >> come back any time. >> thank you. i look forward to it. >> continued success. >> jeffly lives at home opens in theaters this friday. we did mean it. come back any time. it's a compelling story of a slum in a shadow of luxury hotel. pulitzer prize winning journalist katherine boo is here to tell us about the lives of dignity in the midst of poverty
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india is a country of increasing wealth and power. one-third of the poor people live there. katherine boo spent three years there in makeshift slum at the edge of mumbai's airport. >> her best selling book, "behind the beautiful forevers lies death and hope in a mumbai undercity" tells a hopeful and heartbreaking story to the people she met along the way. katherine boo, we welcome you. this is her first book. winner of the pulitzer prize. go, you. >> they give it to anybody these days. >> i think not. where did the idea come from, from this story? >> i met my husband in 2001. he was born in delhi. so i was working on -- in the united states about how people get out of poverty. i finished my work in cutoff of
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louisiana or texas and go running to india. here was this country, it was prospering but 60% of the people lived in slums. how do you get out of poverty when you're born in the slums? that's a question that obsessed me. so suddenly i started reporting. >> i was thinking, even the word slum doesn't really do it justice. about how the people you write about are living when you describe it. >> people are living on top of or inside these homes that they've built themselves. it all sits on a vast lake of sewage and petrochemicals. people get malaria, nonetheless they get up every morning and do their best to make their way into the middle class. they know that the wealth of a country is out there. the slum is surrounded by luxury hotels. they're desperate to figure out how to cross that barrier and become part of it.
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>> you know what she does, she finds people. she finds characters. >> real people, yeah. >> tell us who you met. >> the book begins with a boy named abdul hussein. abdul is -- he makes his living buying and selling the things that richer people throw away. recyclable garbage. you got your snarled cassette tape, empty water bottles. the stuff that's thrown away is his way. he's been doing this since he was six years old. and he's become a sorting machine and lifted a family of 11 out of poverty when the book begins. then he's falsely accused in a terrible tragedy. >> a cued of a terrible thing. >> terrible tragedy of beating and set on fire a disabled woman. >> you want us to come out of reading this book with an understanding of how people survive. >> and not just survive. how people reinvent themselves and use their imaginations to get around obstacles that you might think were insurmountable. when you're talking about in
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country or in india, you're talking about corruption or you're talking about government indifference. that's not the end of the story. that's the beginning of the story. every day people are working their way around and trying to live with dignity. even in conditions that might seem absolutely horrific. >> how did you get them to trust you? because you've gotta mazing stories with the people that you met. i think it's very difficult to build up trust. do you speak their language? >> no i worked with an amazing woman who was a translator. she's incredible. how do you get anybody to trust you? people in the slums, like people everywhere, they make their own judgments. who knows what they said about me behind my back. >> you know what they knew, they knew you listened to them. >> i think that's true. that i would say. i think one of the best reporting tools we have is silence. shutting our mouths and watching and getting out of the way. >> don't be afraid of silence. you come out of this with these characters an and the drama of a
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terrible crime and intimidation that takes place. you want us to understand also the dignity. what's the dignity? >> i mean, that people -- i think that's so much of writing about poverty tends to make you want to pity people. people don't want pity. people want to be respected for their capacities. for their -- whether it's moral or intellectual. people want to be seen as the complex people that they are. i think that that's at least what i try to do is to give the reader -- to introduce the reader to people who are not just suffering but they're thinking, they're deciding. >> does this experience change you? this experience of being there, knowing them, does it change your politics? does it change your sense of urgency about the world? >> i think, i mean, i think that almost every story i do, i come away with this urgent feeling
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that we squander so much moral and intellectual capability in our communities. what a difference, how much better the world would be if we could husband some of that enormous power instead of throwing it away. >> i congratulate you. you went to the country, you fell in love with a man, you fell in love with a country and a people. what does your husband say about the book? >> he's proud. >> he should be. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, katherine boo. thanks. behind the beautiful forevers is available in bookstores and also online. she wants to play big time college football very, very badly. we'll meet the determined homecoming queen with quite a kick when "cbs this morning" continues. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the white house decked out this morning for ceremonies to welcome british prime minister david cameron. big event this evening. an important dinner, our own charlie rose will be attending as well. look forward to your full report. >> david cameron, samantha cameron at the white house. >> all kinds of good stuff. you can ask him about his tennis match. >> george clooney i think. >> george weinstein. >> you better come back with some information. we need that. >> we'll see charlie later on. >> can't imagine why i'm coming. but i'll be there. >> charlie is always a good addition to any event. a rome coming queen turned football plafr player. for mo ison, its her bg dream. >> as mark strassmann reports,
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she's doing all she can to make it a reality. >> mo ison wants to play big time college football. at lsu people watch her kick and wonder what she wonders. can she do it? >> i have the skill, i have this ability. but can i produce consistently at the highest level possible with only one year of training under my belt? that's the real challenge. >> it's not as though you're trying to make a rinky dink college football program. this is as big as it gets. >> i'm trying to make the football team the number one football team in the nation. >> mo knows kicking. the greatst goalie in history for lsu women's soccer. as an all-american freshman, she booted this goal and made espn's top ten plays of the week. she has 30 career shutouts and was crowned lsu's homecoming queen. but her success is only part of what drives her.
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>> my life personally has been a roller coaster. a lot of ups and downs. >> she lost her father in her sophomore year. >> how important was your dad to you? >> my dad is my best friend. my hero. >> but her father had financial troubles and other demons. >> january 3rd, 2009, my dad put a gun to his heart and pulled the trigger. so he just gave up. it really broke me. >> then you went from a broken heart to a broken body. >> right. >> nine months after losing her dad, she almost lost her life. >> driving home to atlanta, lose control of my vehicle, flip it three times, wrap it around a tree. i was broken. i broke my neck, i broke the ribs down the left side of my body. i was able to pull through. they were great motivating factors in what i'm doing now. >> she started practicing a year
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ago hoping to become the team's backup kicker and she says it's no publicity stunt. >> what are the risks? >> certainly i think the first thing that comes to people's mind is the risk of injury. i'm a big girl, 6'1", 190 pounds. that's not typical for a female. so i think that it might hurt. but i can take a hit and get right back up and continue to compete. >> to her shall the reward was trying. >> this is a pursuit, a passionate pursuit. the thing that's most important to me and has been so amazing so far in this process are the people that see that and are inspired by this it. >> her leg is a cannon. but her technique needs work. head coach les miles tells her she won't be on the spring squad. >> i said she could not make the team. she said do i get another opportunity if i get better. i said sure. >> i am not giving up.
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i will continue to train in, working out with the guys in the facility. continuing to train on my own and through the summer. i'll give it another go in august and we'll see from there. >> football is a game of perseverance through adversity and mo isom knows about that. for "cbs this morning," mark strassmann in baton rouge, louisiana. >> i don't know how good her kick is, but she's got one big heart, huh? >> what an incredible life story too. she seems like such a strong person even as she talks about her father taking his life and everything else she's faced. >> been through so much and we're pulling for her. can we say what a nice guy jason segel is. when he was leaving, we said are we going to find out the end to how i met your mother? he said he's hoping that's coming. we're talking about how great he is. his mother told him years ago, be careful when you go out in public because how you behave is a reflection on me. isn't that good advice. >> he always thinks approximate that. good guy. >> george clooney tonight, john
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prendergast. >> charlie rose is all right too. >> thank you very much. the news is next. we'll see you tom,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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at five minutes until 9:00 it remains a bright day start, kind of like the ones we are getting used to nowadays, marty is over in the first warning weather. >> let's go ahead and take a look at the forecast, 76 is the high, two shy of your normal daytime high of 51 now, clear all night, more sunshine tomorrow with a high of 76, we will cloud up, post some showers in by friday, slow clearing by st. patrick's day, friday and saturday temperatures mid-70s, sunday and monday 73 degrees, both days, don, take it away. >> thank you very much, in the news the governor will make a push to increase the taxes on gasoline today. with gasoline prices rising drivers aren't happy with the idea to say the least. monique griego has the story. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, today the governor is exhibited to testify in support
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of raising the gas tax. but already high prices could derail his plan. the average cost for a gallon of gas here in maryland is 23 cents higher than it was one month ago but governor o'malley says the state needs to raise the gas tax to build better roads and bridges, however aaa says now is not the time to hit drivers with app extra tax and senate president mike miller agrees saying it is unlike this session. he suggests having a special session later this year. don, back to you. >> thank you very much. baltimore county police have released new information on a recent murder. 54-year-old james heywood has been charged with the dealt of his girlfriend's son. police say heywood stabbed andrew fisher to death inside a home on windsor mill road. he has been charged with first degree murder, no motive has been established. maryland state police shoot a man after he points a fake gun at them. it happened yesterday when troopers tried to arrest three- year-old christopher thomas outside of his home in
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northeast in cecil county. he pointed a gun at troopers and they shot him in the leg, he was wanted by several police departments. a man is sentenced to a decade in prison for shooting a 10-year-old, he was trying to another plan and missed and hit the 10-year-old. the 10-year-old did survive. he has been stenszed to life in prison but could get out on pa error parole after 55 years. the family of a woman was supporting that bill. today the first 100 slot machines will arrive at the new casino, teams will move them into the mall. the casino will feature slot
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