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how california's dry season is making the battle even harder. >> and betty buckley. our conversation about her extraordinary life on and off the stage. we begin this hour with the aftermath of another mass shooting in america. a drifter walked into a movie theater and 20 minutes into the movie he pulled out a gun and opened fire. he committed suicide. we're learning more about the victims and the gunman. jonathan martin is in lafayette. jonathan. >> reporter: hi david. there is a whole lot they don't
know. one, they want to know why he is here in lafayette louisiana he is from the alabama area. authorities are focusing not just on louisiana but going to alabama to find out more about houser, who few him who spoke to him. piece together a time line and ultimately a motive. john russell houser, a 59-year-old drifter who left a series of antigovernment writings online. >> we looked at the blogs. he makes rants about situations around the united states, around the world. >> police in lafayette louisiana said he opened fire with a season 22 caliber pistol. killing macy rowe and jillian
johnson. >> we heard shots we took off running and did not look back. >> as i get to the front i see a middle aged woman with blood coming from her legs. >> with officers surrounding the theater houser saw no way out. >> he intended to escape. he had the car parked outside an exit door, emergency exit door outside the theater. we think the early or immediate intervention by law enforcement prevented him from being able to leave the building so he reentered the theater and that's when he shot himself. >> we also know that houser was turned down for a concealed weapons permit in phoenix city, alabama, where he lived earlier this year. >> at the time he applied for the permit he had an arson
arrest as well as a domestic violence report. >> the court ordered houser not to contact his wife who was afraid of his volatile mental state. we learned that the .45 caliber was purchased legally in phoenix city alabama. any time mass shootings like this happen, we hear about gun control, louisiana governor bobby jindal was asked numerous questions about gun control but avoided those questions and said it was time for the community to pray. david. >> jonathan what is the community saying about the victims? >> two young women jillian johnson, 33, all around creative woman and macy brow, described as a really professional young
woman, we got information about the nine people who were taken to the hospital after the shooting. we understand if there is any good news in all of this is four people david have been released from the hospital but five still remain there one we understand right now in critical condition. >> jonathan martin reporting from lafayette louisiana, thank you. authorities in louisiana say they will go over every detail of john russell houser's life. jonathan betz has also been looking into houser's past and joins us jonathan. >> david, is he described as a drifter, unstable, raising concerns about how to keep troubled people away from weapons. one day after the shooting the question that so many people have is that how john houser a person with a long history of mental illness was still able to get a gun and open fire in a crowded movie theater. >> everyone was just running down the stairs, freaking out climbing over chairs and people and everyone was screaming and
it was awful. >> reporter: in 2006 he was denied a schemed concealed weapons permit. his family had him committed in 2008 and 2009 calling him a danger. alabama officials voiced their frustration about the difficulty of dealing with case like houser, where there is a mental factor. >> the cuts around the state is allowing a lot of these people that should not be walking around to be out in the community and that's a scary scenario that we're dealing with every day. >> reporter: alabama does not require a permit or license to buy or own a gun yet serious mental illnesses should be spotted in background checks. >> i do see in '08 and '09 he was treated for mental illness so that should have stopped him from buying a weapon. >> reporter: why he earned up
in lafayette 500 miles from his home in alabama is unclear. >> he seems to be estranged from his family members. we talked to the family members who haven't seen him or don't have very much contact with him. it seems like he was kind of drifting along. >> reporter: this is america's third mass shooting in nearly five weeks. again highlighting a concern about mental illness and the ease of obtaining weapons. be seen in shootings in aurora colorado or in newtown connect connecticut where doctors concerned about adam lanza's stability. >> the one area where i feel i've been most frustrated most stymied is the united states of america is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common
sense, gun safety laws. >> and police chief in lafayette said houser bought that 40 caliber semi automatic pawn shop and the purchase was indeed legal. david. >> jonathan betz, thank you. dr. jeffrey lieberman has served as a president of the american psychiatric association. good to have you with us. we heard that john houser suffered from mental illness there was a restraining order in 2008 that said he had bipolar disorder and man ig depressive state. how often do you hear about these disorders? >> it seems like it's increasing but the reality is that people with mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia account for very small portion of the violent
crimes in the united states, less than 4%. however, the civilian massacres that we are unfortunately seeing untreated people who have severe mental illnesses account for a higher proportion and these crimes are distinct because they don't conform to usual motivations. they are not crimes of greed or theft or something done wantonly without any clear motivation and that's the telltale sign of when it's usually perpetrated by somebody with mental illness. >> nothing about bipolar disorder or manic depress ufness that is of grave concern but when it's married with threats against family members those threats are themselves the red flag. >> that's right, or radical or biased political ideology, so houser was apparently a devotee
of white supremacist movements. people with mental illness are often susceptible to that, they embrace these ideologies and include them in their dilutional thition. mentalthinking. they would no likely have greater potential for these issues than somebody with hypertension or diebth. >> isdiabetes. >> is there anything we can do? >> that's a rhetorical question. our society in the united states, guilty of this is no more guilty than many other countries in the world have completely failed whether it comes to providing -- when it comes to providing effective mental health care. and in most cases this only results in people suffering unnecessarily or maybe being homeless. but the tips of the iceberg that really get our attention are
things like this. treed for mental illness for a week or for a month but years -- >> are you hearing this in law enforcement in the courts as well? >> slum. >> they wish there were some mental health component when this comes on the police radar? >> absolutely. three weeks ago i gave a lecture to the manhattan district attorney's office, 400 attorneys part of that office and they are dying for some kind of education and assistance in managing a growing problem of people with mental illnesses untreated, who are getting into trouble with the law and coming under their jurisdiction. >> dr. jeffrey lieberman the chair of the department of psychiatry. thank you for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> president obama is in kenya tonight. it is his first visit to his father's home land since taking office. at the airport in nairobi the president was greeted are
attending an economic summit and meet with kenyan leaders. tonight he had dinner with members of his extended family. andrew simmons is in nairobi and what are some of the expectations of president obama's visit? >> david, amongst all of the euphoria here of people, they want to see a peaceful life, they won't be away from the fear terror from al shabaab. that's what they really want. there is a big expectation that obama will bring more trade. there is a buoyant economy developing here but a bigger divide between the rich and the poor. there are going to be talks from the government aside from the entrepreneurship summit and there's a lot of hope that there will be deals struck on security and indeed strayed. for instance power. so many kenyans don't have
electricity. they want more power. they want more business generated and of course, when you look at the economy right now, there is some encouraging trends. and a lot of investment in infrastructure going on right now. >> how much pride is there in kenya for fact that president obama has family ties to the country and of course just the visit of the president of the united states to a place like kenya is a pretty big deal. >> well, massive pride. the entire kenyan media are describing this as obama's homecoming. itof course he wasn't born here. this is home land of his father who came from the west kenyan village of kogela, mama sarah granny as she known i spoke to her a few days ago. she did say that it wasn't the case that her grandson as she referred to him would be visiting kogelo because of his agenda this was a business trip.
but she along with other relatives will be meeting him. yes, he is regarded as really a part of this country. but there is a rather sad factor, and that is that this has happened so late. this is the fourth african visit that obama will be making. and in fact, that's more than any other sitting u.s. president and it's come late. >> andrew, what is the reaction been to the visit? >> absolutely fantastic. where he moves to after this, it is everywhere, u.s. marines were here many days ahead of the president's arrival. there are special forces deployed. the kenyan security have perimeters around the main u.s. security. it is absolutely colossal. and it's really quite restrictive in terms of the president's agenda. as he said before, leaving the u.s., that really, he wishes he
could be a private citizen here so that he could move about. but he'll be restricted to conference rooms and hotels. and that is the case with his visit. he's not going to get out into the bush it would appear and he's not going to actually really smell the air and get the feel of africa. he has been here many times before his presidency and i'm sure once his second term is over he'll be coming out again. >> andrew simmons reporting from nairobi, kenya, thank you. coming up the request for a justice department inquiry into the hillary clinton e-mail controversy. we'll explore what it could mean for her presidential aspirations. plus are companies like uber good for the employees? we'll talk about the gig economy.
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economy. but as the presidential season kicks into gear, the economy is, some younger workers are finding it easier to book short term gigs. be michaelmichael shure is here, michael pfn. >> both hillary clinton and jeb bush have done that and politicians are trying to get a handle on what this brand-new economy is all about. there's a reason why republican presidential candidate would be campaigning in what is perhaps the most liberal city in america. and why that candidate former florida governor jeb bush would use an uber to get around san francisco. the city is ground zero for a new kind of economy the gig or
sharing, economy. >> i think both democrats and republicans want the technology, they want to embrace the growth in jobs that technology can bring about. >> reporter: david hale is the ceo of gig walk, a company be that matches workers with ten minutes or ten hours he and co-founder matt crampleton says the sector of the economy is growing at such a fast pace. they saw the opportunity. >> the idea of gig came from what a musician does. we made sense to kind of calling it gig-walk, somebody going to a place and performing a gig. >> these gigs or jobs are causing democratic front runner hillary clinton the yied of on demand. >> this on demand or so-called gig economy is creating exciting
opportunities and unleashing innovation but it's also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future. >> on this, jeb bush greez grease jeb bush greez agrees with his opponent. now two main figures have entered the conversation, political analysts say make this a national conversation not just one be be focused on a certain area of the economy. >> on the heart lands, this is an economy that has not yet resonated with most americans. it is a coastal thing
millennial thing. >> by 2020, 40% of america's workforce will be contract workers. we noticed by chance there is no shortage in this whereby market. we found out when uber cancelled on us. >> to notice how quickly in this gig economy someone was able to take the job after the other guy couldn't. >> how are you? >> fine. >> people piecing together a living with on demand work. jorge perez has been driving with uber for three months after 12 year career at fedex. >> i used to work 16 hours a night. my daughter was four years old and she had barely started kindergarten. >> perez says he loves the job
and while now he has to provide his own health insurance and plan for his retirement, there are other payoffs. >> with uber there are no benefits but the benefit for me is i can choose my own time and it's a lot better than minimum wage work. >> perez admits it's not full time work for him. he works as a financial advisor before he starts driving he doesn't plan to do this long term and driving an uber gives him freedom to spend time with his family and follow other goals. >> i'm trying to travel to europe in a couple of months, probably by the end of september so no one's going to hire me. >> christian just graduated from college. his dad supplemented his income to pay for christian's tuition. >> you don't think this would provide that?
>> no, no. >> these models are not without their detractors, a pool of american workers without benefits or job security is a problem that needs addressing. david hale feels this is the country forced to keep up with technology. >> globalization and technology are trends that we cannot reverse. it is moving forward. our view of that is people need good jobs and technology thoughtfully implemented can actually give people that are using that technology better choices and better access to work. >> reporter: all of this explains why it is also a burgeoning political issue and one that republicans see as an opportunity. >> because where there's money there's politics. and where there's innovation economy now there's politics. >> gig walkers and those like them are ahead of the curve and tapping into the new workforce. the question now is which presidential candidate can get ahead of that same curve. and david you see these guys,
they're people gig walkers have 750,000 that they have at gig walk. a lot of people are doing work like this. one of the most interesting things i heard was what david heal toldhale told me. some do a 9 to 5 job and they do a gig walk on their way to work so they put $20 in their pocket on the way to work. >> the flexibility, is that the common thread that run through people who fill these gigs? >> yes, i think it's very exciting. it's cash you work for yourself you're not working for a boss. but there are pitfalls and those are some of the pitfalls that hillary clinton was talking about. if you are an uber driver and you break your ankle there's no workers comp, no coverage for days off because of injury. there are legal things that need to be worked out but it is something again the people at gig walk talked about it. you have to keep up with the
economy. people have to find their way around both legally and technologically. >> i want to think about how does this issue in your estimation cut in the 2016 presidential campaign? >> you know, nobody knows more about politics certainly in california than carla marinucci that we spoke to in the piece. she thinks there's opportunities for democrats and republicans and jeb bush paying attention to workers is very important because he is also at the same time appealing to silicon valley where all of this comes out. they are on the same turf and staking it out and it's fascinating and not going to go away. michael shure, have a great weekend, thank you. >> thanks david. >> dawn gearhart joinings us in
seattle. what do you feel about this, the flexibility to work on a short term basis and provide a little bit of cash on top of what you may be doing. >> i think this is great for people to go out and supplement their income. that is something we have seen a lot. unfortunately, really the majority of those doing this work are doing it for their full time job. >> is that the problem? you're promises you can make $70,000 but some reports indicate you have to work harder than -- for that $70,000 than you did a few years ago. >> that's right. some drivers were under the impression of making a living wage or something more than that. they need big investments for cars, got those cars started working and found that the take home was much less than that. >> what would you suggest changing if you had the authority to convince uber to do something different or authorities to put in
regulation, what would it be. >> i think that there's a really simple way for technology to advance at the same time as policies that make sense. i think if we have drivers at the forefront talking about what's important to them and put in basic protections, a lot of the things that we have worked for that exist in current law workers comp like we heard in another piece of this segment basic insurance basic safety and some standard for minimum income that these drivers can expect are all things that technology can work with government to get towards and to allow people to make a living wage doing this job. >> i know those are some of the issues that you and many of your colleagues have been pushing with uber. what is their response, what have you heard back from them? >> we haven't heard much. one of the drivers had a cpa friar his taxes for him and the cpa said he made less than $3 an hour in 2014. it was their choice to work for
>> hello everybody and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm david schuster in new york. just ahead. clinton e-mails. the push to open a federal investigation. did hillary clinton's private e-mail server compromise government secrets? fair like. the biggest airlines accused of raising prices in the days after the deadly amtrak train crash. plus, songs and stories. betty buckley the actress and singer talks about her
incredible career and her new collaboration with t bone burnett. and u.s. presidential politics hillary clinton's campaign has taken another hit over the private account she used for state department e-mails. the matter is receiving a law enforcement review and could lead to a criminal investigation. >> it's wonderful being back here at nyu. >> on a day when hillary clinton hoped to focus on wall street reform the controversy over her e-mail issues, resurfaced and took a dramatic return. officials at the department of justice confirmed that an independent investigator, known as an inspector-general recently asked the department to begin a federal inquiry. the issue was whether or not mrs. clinton's use of a private e-mail server causer her caused her
or anyone else to mishandle e-mail. >> i'm certainly aware of the clarification requirements and did not send classified material. >> but the inspector exphenl general reportedly told the justice department that mrs. clinton's server contained hundreds of possible classified e-mails. all had been done so after the fact and not at the time they were transmitted. later on friday clinton weighed in herself. >> because there have been a lot of inaccuracies. >> she criticized media reports without saying how they were wrong and she pledged to cooperate with a congressional committee. >> we are all accountable to the american people to get facts right and i will do my part. >> clinton though has refused to turn over her private e-mail server. house spieker john boehner said,
on friday, if clinton has nothing to hide she can prove it by turning over her server to authorities and allowing them to examine the complete record. justice officials say no decision has been made whether the inspector-general referral will become a criminal investigation. the questions come at an already sensitive time for hillary clinton's presidential campaign. earlier this year a quinnipiac poll viewed clinton as untrustworthy. and fown found that clinton would currently lose these swing states to are scott walker and jeb bush and bernie sanders would return as well or better than her. on top of it all republicans are making sure nobody misses the latest clinton e-mail news. clinton supporters on friday accused the media of being in
conclusion with the gop. either way the clinton campaign may have bigger problems if the e-mail controversy keeps going. >> joe watkins, do you believe the media and the gop and the media are conspiring to get hillary clinton? >> no, i don't. this is certainly an investigation that's serious and will take place. i don't think it is going to derail secretary clinton. it's not going to derail her or knock her out of her standing as the front runner on the democratic side of the aisle. ultimately you'll get this passed but it's a serious investigation. >> does it hurt? look if you had one of your candidates you were advising in a race and looking at 62% of the voters of your own party think that this candidate is not trustworthy, and then there's a headline that says clinton sent classified e-mail from private server and that comes after she
denied it, that would be trouble to you right? >> well i would want this article to come out in july of the year of before the presidential race. so coming out in july of 2015 is much better than coming out in february of 2016. the actual presidential election year. she has a lot of time to rebound from this, from the polling numbers, from the distrust that many americans have of her. you want to know these things so you can combat them and change the public perception of this. this is still early. >> joe, it was mentioned in the piece that bernie sanders the progressive challenger to hillary clinton would do as better are or better than her as a republican strategist how do you view bernie sanders and the potential of running against him versus chirm? hillary clinton? >> bernie sanders is a very
smart man and i have no thoughts that bernie sanders would end up as a democratic nominee. if he did it would be easier for republicans in 2016 but he's got a base of supporters and he may be getting smarter picking up some steam. but i don't think he has any way to claim the democratic nomination. >> sounds like there is clinton fatigue that even democratic voters are expressing. how toss the republican party deal with that? let's assume hillary clinton becomes the nominee is that something you lick forward to trying to exploit or something you fear? >> i think challenge for any republican, especially for the republican nominee for the presidency would be to get his or her message out to the american people and to be in a position to web the election from the electoral college
standpoint. you've got to be able to do better than past republicans in elections, you've got to broaden the base of the party and win the hearts of not only core party members but latinos lgbt community, women of independence, you have got to win those over to be viable if you are a republican. you can't fows focus on hillary clinton, but getting your own message out and make sure you have a broad enough coalition of voters to win certainly in the electoral college in those important swing states. >> as far as drawing the contrast against hillary clinton how well or poorly do you do against clinton controversy? >> to date none of the controversies have stuck to her. she's had a number of controversies over time. a long fairly substantial career herself in politics not just as
first lady but as a u.s. senator from the state of new york and certainly as secretary of state. she's been able to get past any of the real challenges that she's had with past troubles. so i think that what you have to do is you have to differentiate yourself if you are a republican nominee from secretary clinton and then share your vision for the country going forward as the republican nominee. and that vision has to be broad based. it's got to include everybody all americans. >> joe one more question. i've heard the clintons described as having a quote unquote weird marriage. is that something a republican campaign should bring up or should draw any attention to if you are running against her? >> i think you got to be careful about how you deal with secretary clinton. if she does win the nomination she would be the first woman running for presidency of the united states and if you want to alienate women then you would attack her in a frivolous way.
i think you have to be careful and make your differences with her on issues of substance. president clinton is a popular person, ex president very well liked by a lot of americans. he is as human as the rest of us and has his challenges. i wouldn't go after them, after their marriage or after former president clinton. i would be president of the united states and why i want to be president of the united states. >> joe watkins thanks for coming on. >> thanks david great to be with you. >> one of the charges against rick perry has been thrown out. last summer perry was indicted for public corruption and coercion when he tried to get rid of a district attorney convicted of drunken driving. coming from the statement that investigating perry his actions amounted to free speech and the
action should be dismiss. the abuse of power charge against perry still stands. secretary of state john kerry traveled to new york city to try to get support. the only way iran could not immediately build a nuclear bomb. >> the fact is if we don't accept this agreement if we don't keep with this agreement and put it to the test, year 15 or year 20 comes tomorrow. literally. be because iran already has enough nuclear material for ten to 12 bombs. >> kerry rejected the argument that the deal would endanger israel. on the contrary, he said it would make israel safer. the federal government is look into whether several major airlines are guilty of price gouging following the amtrak train derailment in may. mike viqueria has the story.
>> the department of transportation saying they were investigating price gouging by five major airlines, after the amtrak train derailment. simply because potential passengers had fewer option of he and they could get away with it. that's the investigation that's the underlying implication that a letter the department of transportation send sent to five airlines. delta, are american, united, jet blue delta says it lowered fares on its heavily traveled shuttle, back and forth boston to new york, lowered prices by 50%. both delta and american said they added capacity both in
number of flights and the size of the airlines to compensate, delta said it was honoring amtrak tickets that couldn't be used when amtrak was out of business following the crash. >> mike viqueria in washington. that massive drought in california is making it easier for west nile virus to spread. lisa bernard reports. >> mosquito fish can only eat so much larvae setting traps for adult mosquitos that have alluded the fish. >> so is this one of your traps? >> yes, this is simply a fan here collected in the fan and caught in the net. >> reporter: 33 california counties have evidence of west nile virus right now confirmed by testing mosquitos and dead
birds. that is two more counties than did this same time last year according to the state department of public health. a 79-year-old woman who died of the disease is the first report reported casualty of the disease. luce is a,. >> to prevent any future infections. >> robert examines mosquito samples and his colleague examines a zed birth. 39 decide of west nile virus last year, nearly eight others were infected but survived, according to vicky kramer who heads up the vector born
diseases agency in the state. >> we have about 70 local vector control agencies and it's their job to find mosquitos conduct mofnghtmosquito control. if we didn't have that network i'm sure we would have a lot more disease in california. >> this is one of the spots the veskt control district is fogging. technicians fog the bushes and the areas to kill the mosquitos. the water behind these grasses is not flowing as freely as it would in a year that had ample rainfall and that could increase the risk of west nile spreading. it seems counterintuitive but the lack of water is actually a problem for those trying to contain the disease. the drought this year is expected according to some to make the season worse. >> contrary to popular belief,
if we are in a drought why are we seeing so many mosquitos? if they don't have water to breed? the free flowing waters are now stagnant and becoming sources themselves. >> attracting birds that have fewer other places to go. when an infected mosquito bites the bird the bird passes the virus on to the next mosquito it is connected to and so on and so on. >> birds and mosquitos will tend ocongregate in the same area, increasing the likelihood that a mosquito will find a birth to bite amplifying that cycle. >> sorting out by species and gender. >> collecting samples of thousands in just one day. >> throughout the entire united states it is a disease that's
here to stay. >> reporter: 80% of those infected will be fine and won't even know they've had west nile virus but using insect repellent and avoiding the bite is the only way to be sure you avoid something more than an itchy nuisance. >> mostly in africa, that could change. tonight at 9:30 eastern we'll take an in depth look at the first licensed malaria vaccine how effective it can be and how quickly it can reach those. >> on al jazeera america. >> tens of thousands of people there are still living in desperate conditions, in danger of landslides. the government says it is trying to help the move but the process is going slow. sabina shrestha has more.
>> just outside nepal's where capital kathmandu a village all of them have lost their homes. landslides have destroyed most areas around the village and the river last been eroding whatever remains of their land. share escape the worst of it until she got here. >> my sister give birth here in the tent. we didn't have the money or the transport to take her to the hospital but five days on she went mad. she would refuse to wear clothes, scream and hit me. she didn't remember how many children she had. now that she is on medication she's better. every time she would take the baby she would almost strangle her. we were scared that she would kill the baby. >> reporter: a local volunteer took over the hospital and is now under psychiatric treatment. there has been no collateral be psychological
assessment. now her and her son have diarrhea. many of these people have been suffering from stomach related problems. it's been raining like this every day and some of the tent are barely waterproof. the drains are rather poor and there is only one functional toilet for the more than 200 people living here. across kathmandu more than 200,000 people are living in conditions similar to this. around 50,000 households have been told they would have to trailer betemporarily be relocated. the process would start by july 15 but so far those who have moved have mostly moved on their own. people here are getting desperate as more villagers come to seek refuge. >> translator: there is no way to go back to our village.
yesterday two more families came here authorities have refused to help us. they said we have to go to our village to get the $150 to buy tin snips. how can we go there? >> entitled to get all the be issues in the particular place. it is not true you lost your house and you're asking for money northbound kathmandu. it will be not manageable because kathmandu has to look into its own problem its own population. >> these people here say they're afraid for their future but they don't have much time to talk. if these drains remain clogged for much longer the their tents will be flooded. they have also run out of money. they wonder their luck of finding a temporary home might
also run out. sabina shrestha al jazeera be kathmandu. >> nasa has released new photos of pluto. the best image ever seen of the dwarf planet. the photo shows the differences in the terrain of pluto. researchers were most excited about showing pluto's atmosphere. the data transmission from new horizons is now complete. now comes technical data with new photos expected in september. next, tony award winning actress betty buckley talks to al jazeera about how it was like to star in be broadway stories like cats and television eight is enough.
>> the push for renewable energy in germany is running into opposition. antonio mora is here with that story. antonio. >> david, angela merkel has plans to bring nor wind power. long term plan for renewable energy but germans are paying some of the highest utility rates in europe. the support for clean energy remains strong. >> for the roounl renewable investment comes from private people. that's very interesting to see
on the one hand. on on the other hand, some complain about high cost of electricity. >> power lines and cables going through some of the most remote and picturesque areas of germany. officials are trying oresolve that. next hour and the big international news of the day and there's a lot of it. >> antonio, thank you. tony award winning actress betty buckley has been called the voice of broadway. headlined shows like sunset boulevard, 1776 and cats. her version of the song memory turned it into a classic. john siegenthaler caught up with buckley and asked her when she began her passion of broadway. >> pajama game with bob fosse. and that --
>> steam heat ♪ ♪ steam heat >> i didn't realize this was what i wanted to do. >> bob fosse. >> what was your first role? >> 1776. i got that part my first day in new york city. my agent who had seen me when i was a junior in college insisted i come to new york and i called and said from the barb donizon hotel for women. they said go now. they said who are you? i said betty lynn buckley. they said where are you from? i said fort worth texas. they said when did you get in? i said today. they said it's like a movie. >> the cats role, did you expect it to be a hit?
>> in london, that was very successful. >> open up enter in ♪ >> and then barbara streisand had recorded it. her recording came out when we were opening in new york. ♪ every street land needs to wait ♪ >> that was daunting i got to sing as good as everybody is expecting after hearing barbara streisand and the great elaine page. it had a certain taste of i have to get it right. ♪ memory turn your face to the moonlight ♪ ♪ let your memory lead you ♪ >> can you talk about performing on stage and what it takes energy wise from a human being like yourself to do those incredible songs every night twice on some days? >> eight times a week. it takes everything you've got
and more you know? depending on the demand of the show. the musical sunset boulevard which i was very privileged to get to do a year in london and a year on broadway. i was so thrilled to get to play the because for years i was like a limb race -- little race horse they took out and said, oh she can run really fast but she never run the races. it demand he everything i could give and more. >> what do you see on the stage? >> it's very interesting your peripheral vision widens out and you become extremely sensitive to everything in the space everybody, you feel everything and you can see everything. >> can you see their faces? >> yeah of course until about midway back in the house. people don't understand that they're completely visible to the artist. is ♪ come on come on it's getting late ♪ >> when you look back at your
career and what you've done what does it mean to you? >> i -- you know, i love the theater. i love musical theater. i've loved it since i was a child. in the week before the tonies when i was nominatewhen i was in cats, it was really uncanny because i was walking around the streets of new york and i was oh what if i don't win? because we had eight nominations and i thought i was going to be stupid one that doesn't win and let the team down you know? and so that week, everywhere i went i rant into by magic you know one of the people that had opened doors of stunt for me just like all these people i got to run into them just one at a time and thank them for opening doors for me. because it was all -- it's all about that. >> i'm all for you body and soul >> we wish you many, many more years of success. >> it's great to see you. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> can you see betty buckley in
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