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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning. i'm charles osgood and this is sunday morning. after all the hoopla and speculation and elaborate secrecy, it has finally come to pass. chelsi clinton and marc mezvinsky are just married. like most of you we weren't invited to yesterday's ceremony. undaunted we sent our tracy smith to rhinebeck new york to see what she could see from the side lines.
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>> reporter: it was the wedding everyone was watching. but only a select few actually got to see. >> this wedding turned out to be exactly what the clintons said it would be: a private family wedding for family and friends of chelsi and marc. >> reporter: the clinton- mezvinsky wedding, something old,ing in something new, something verified, some things completely untrue later on sunday morning. >> osgood: although the father of the bride answers to the honorary title mr. president, it is barack obama who holds the position now and bears its responsibilities. this week he took stock with our colleague harry smith of the early show. >> hello, detroit! >> reporter: after 18 months in office, president barack obama knows that many americans are not happy with his job performance. but what grade would the president give himself? do you feel sometimes like your administration is not given the credit it deserves? >> yes. >> reporter: a conversation with the president later on
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sunday morning. >> osgood: doo wop is a form of pop music that was going on strong long before president obama was born. this morning jeff greenfield catches up with some of its best-loved practitioners. >> you don't remember me but i remember you. 'twas not so long ago you broke my heart in two. tears on my pillow, main in my heart. >> reporter: later on sunday morning, old-time rock'n'roll half a century later. >> oh, baby. >> osgood: hef is the nickname of hugh hefner the founder of a magazine some folks used to claim they read only for the interviews. this morning bill wind chill kerr will interview hef. >> reporter: just say the name hugh huff er in and chances are you'll get a reaction. loath him or love him, the fact is at 84, the quintessential playboy is still grabbing the spotlight,
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still shaking, still shocking. you are like hip and happening again, hot again. how the playboy keeps playing later this sunday morning. >> osgood: morley safer shows us the starting paintings of otto dix. terry mccartney takes us along with the life-saving dogs on afghanistan's front lines. steve hartman has a chilling report from the depths of winter and more. but first the headlines for this sunday morning the first day of august 2010. on day 104 of the oil rig disaster in the gulf of mexico, b.p. engineers say they could start pumping mud and cement into the blown-out well as early as tomorrow. and interior secretary ken salazar says he's considering now revising or even lifting the drilling moratorium in the gulf. in michigan officials say they have located the pipeline break that has allowed hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil to leak into the kalamazoo river.
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this weekend marks the first anniversary of the arrest of three americans seized by iran while hiking along its border and charged with spying. their mothers organized demonstrations to mark the day including this one in front of iran iran's mission to the u.n. here in new york. zsa zsa gabor's publicist says that doctors in los angeles plan to let her return home later this week. she's been hospitalized for treatment of a broken hip. now 93. in northwest pakistan around the kybar pasmon soons have triggered flooding. the pakistani army has been deployed to rescue an estimated 27,000 people who have fled the rising waters. as for our own weather across the country, today will be warm with storms in the east and the plains and upper midwest. in the days ahead july's heat, humidity and storms are now just memories. that's mostly because we'll be pre-occupied with august's heat, humidity and storms.
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>> osgood: for one newlyweded couple the familiar phrase "just married" doesn't quite convey the full nature of what they, their families and countless onlookers have just experienced. our tracy smith spent the day
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yesterday in rhinebeck, new york. >> reporter: surely, you've heard by now. chelsea victoria clinton, the only child of the 42nd president and the current secretary of state, was married to her long-time beau, vest banker marc immediate vin ski. it happened last night at astor court, a lavish sfaet on the east bank of the hudson river about 90 miles north of new york city. in a statement the family said they couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. the groom is the son of two former members of congress, one of whom ed mezvinsky served time for fraud. that may raise some eyebrows, but then again the bride has some experience with unwelcome attention. "new york times" white house correspondent sheryl gaiman
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stoleberg. >> she lived in the white house at a time that was very difficult for her parents. everybody remembers her walking to the helicopter holding the hand of each parent in the days after her father confessed to an affair with monica lewinsky. people wondered back then, how is this kid going to turn out? you know what? she's turned out really great. she's a beautiful young woman. i think it's a happy ending. people like happy endings. >> reporter: it was also a very private affair. the information blackout hasn't been lifted entirely yet. but here is what we know. or at least think we know. the bride wore a vera wang gown. her mother was an... her father supported a noticeably slimed down frame. >> this wedding turned out exactly what the clintons said it would. a private family wedding for family and friends of chelsea and marc. >> reporter: editor in chief of bride magazine.
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no oprah. >> no oprah. no barbra streisand. no big, big, big celebrity names unless they were family friends. >> reporter: let's talk about the really important stuff. the dress. >> it makes perfect sense she would wear a ball gown. it's big, beautiful and flowing, right for the space. just absolutely perfect for her as american royalty. >> reporter: but chelsea's wedding might be remembered not so much for its grandeur but for its secrecy. jim langon is the executive editor of the hudson valley news. how tight of a lid has been kept on this thing? >> extraordinarily tight. confidentiality agreements with teeth if violated. >> reporter: for anybody involveded in the wedding essentially. >> anybody. anybody. under penalty of death. i don't know what they had in there but it worked. >> reporter: in fact security was so tight it became almost comical. >> did you hear about this? they leaked secret documents on the internet about the afghanistan war? did you hear about that? don't worry. the plans for chelsea
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clinton's wedding are still top secret. mum's the word. >> reporter: of course, it is possible to shut the media out entirely. in 1996, john kennedy jr. and his bride caroline did just that, exchanging their vows in a georgia church. more recently first daughter jenna bush announced her location in advance but kept the media at bay releasing photos the next day. a generation ago first family weddings were must-see television. in 1966, even before lucy baines johnson married patrick nugent, the press had every minute detail down cold. >> lucy johnson herself on the arm of the president of the united states will start down this long central aisle. it's a long aisle. at the usual bridal pace of
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step pause step pause, it will take her something on the order of four minutes to get all the way down to the altar rail. >> tricia nixon is reported to have practiced today with a bed sheet for a train to keep her wedding dress a surprise. >> reporter: in 1971 the nixon family also played along with the media but only to a point. the white house allowed cameras to shoot the elaborate decorations and the spectacle of a sitting president walking his daughter down the aisle. but when the actual rose garden ceremony began they pulled the plug. >> these are basically the last of the electronic camera shots until after the ceremony. >> reporter: presidential historian doug weed. >> we can assume and people do assume that richard nixon was a very private person. he didn't want to have anybody see him cry. >> reporter: and if president
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nixon teared up that day, he certainly wasn't the first father to do so. when nelly grant got married in 1874, her war-hardened dad, president grant was a wreck. >> grant, as you know, was a great general. he had seen a lot of blood. he had seen tents full of arms and legs amputated. but when his daughter was married he went. he looked at the floor and he went throughout. they said he wouldn't make eye contact with anybody. looked at his shoes, his boots and went through the whole ceremony. >> reporter: president clinton said he would try to stay dry- eyed as he walked his daughter down the aislement for those of us on the outside looking in it's still unclear whether he succeeded. the clintons did succeed at their primary goal: to give their daughter the wedding she wanted with the people she
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wanted and with the media at arm's length. >> osgood: next, a car that's had its ups and downs. there's oil out there we've got to capture. my job is to hunt it down. i'm fred lemond, and i'm in charge of bp's efforts to remove oil from these waters. bp has taken full responsibility for the cleanup and that includes
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>> osgood: now a page from our sunday morning almanac. august 1, 1941, 69 years ago today. rollout day for a legendary vehicle. for that was the day the jeep went into mass production. anticipating america's entry into world war ii, the military had asked detroit to build a sturdy, battlefield ready car. >> can this be an automobile, men wondered? looks more like a four wheel beatle one of them said. >> osgood: stylish or not, the new four-wheel drive model pass all its road tests and was pressed into active military service, a story told from the vehicle's point of view in this 1943 army film. >> they gave me a nickname. from the words general purpose, they took the g and the p. they called me jeep. >> osgood: though some accounts say the name jeep
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actually came from a pop eye comic strip character. there's no disputing that the war-time jeep was put to any number of general purposes. transportation of real live generals and other dignitaries among them. >> i traveled with general macarthur in new guinea. i went out with presidents. i was with mr. roosevelt in casablanca. >> osgood: 600,000 jeeps saw service during world war ii. the rugged dependability won them countless g.i. fans. at war's end, the civilian version of the jeep was put on sale. a hearty set of wheels that has gone through several redesigns and changes of corporate ownership over the years. now manufactured by chrysler, the jeep has most recently survived a challenge from that other iconic military-inspired
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this is a self-portrait of the german artist otto dix, and here is is a portrait of otto dix by our morley safer. >> reporter: the german word for it is the spirit, the outlook, the age. and otto dix, an artist of humble beginnings, spend most of his life trying to capture it in the germany of barely 20. the degradation of war, post war despair, the combination of hope and decadence that flowered in the doomed weimar republic, its fancy fashions, its broth he wills, his erotic head long rush to even greater disaster, all reflected in
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these images on view at new york's neue galerie. and here is the director. >> most of his drawings and paintings have a certain edge, even brutality to them. but then there are a few that are very gentle. >> i think what makes this artist so very interesting is that he is able to style itically change. he was really an artist that was interested in the moment. >> reporter: dix was born in 1891, the son of an iron worker and a seamstress. he studied at the school of the arts in dress deny but when war broke out in 1914 he joined the army. this was to be the war that ends all wars. but it was unbelievable carnage on both sides. 15 million died in the four years of war. dix, who led a machine-gun squad, was wounded several times. but the deepest wounds were
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what he saw. >> it was almost as though he was challenging, you know, his own destiny. he could say either he was borderline crazy or he was just so unbelieveably courageous that he really endured it for such a long period of time. >> reporter: the years in the trenches inspired hundreds of drawings. unsensored panorama of the true faces of war. the images of war. they're both repellant and mesmerizing at the same time. can't take your eyes off them. >> yes. of course it's very timely. i mean, you know, we are at war in different parts of the world. this is something that i think people can still relate to today. >> reporter: the faces of the man and especially the eyes. that is known as the thousand- mile stare. that look is kind of a universal look. >> yeah. that's i think why people are
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still so drawn to that. >> reporter: the images haunted his life. in 1924 he produced 50 etchings that apart from the weapons could be a catalogue of any war in any era. the worms, the only true victors. the agonies universal. he wasn't consciously trying to make an anti-war statement. >> no, he was not. >> reporter: you don't make pictures like that without the result being anti-war. >> no. that's true. the artist has a certain need for truth. he felt that people had shunned away from showing the uglyness of humanity. that was part of his quest is to just show it all. >> reporter: post war berlin was a cauldron of in your face creativity. he painted fellow artists like the actor hin rick george and
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journalist sylvia von harden. dix seemed to revel in uglyness, crime scene sex murders and prostitutes. it was tabloid journalism as cultural commentary. the preponderance of the work was sex, death and violence. >> yes. er rot sism, sexuality, showing forbidden things, showing ugly things had a fascination. you know, in the height of the weimar republic,, berlin was the center. >> reporter: this was the period of cabaret. >> that's right. there was no better artist who depicted that era than otto dix. you can see that in the portraits here in this exhibition. >> reporter: portraits like this of anita berber. she was the iconic vamp of berlin in the '20s. outrageous in every way.
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silent film star, nude dancer. endless affairs with men and women. cognac and cocaine addict. often dressed in furs and jewels and little else. she is on canvas the star of the show. just as she was in life. >> the red dress was actually black, but dix painted it red just to make her look like the sort of epitome of sin. >> reporter: the scarlet woman. >> yes, of course, also. she was 26 at the time. dix painted her to look as though she was 66. within three years she died. >> reporter: by then dix was considered the premiere german portrait painter. he was part of the new objectivity movement, essentially it was brutalism. his models were musicians and poets, lawyers, doctors, mother and child. his portraits could be tender but mostly they were unflatter
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like this one. why would anyone want their portrait to be painted by others like this? i mean this is.... >> you don't like it. >> reporter: well, i like it as a painting but i don't know know if i would like him painting my portrait like that. >> well, this was a very interesting man. a psychiatrist. he used hypnosis. i think that's one of the reasons why his eyes are one of the focal points of the picture. >> reporter: but his favorite face was his own. was he a vein man? >> by all means, he was a vein man. there isn't a doubt in my mind. he slicked his hair back, wore narrow neckties, always impeccably dressed. i think he loved the ladies. i mean, yeah, definitely was vein. >> reporter: he painted himself over and over again. a soldier. the artist with his muse. a family man. and his wife martha but most
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of his work had a nasty edge. renee price says that even in the early '20s, a pour tent of what was to come became evident in dix's work as in this portrait of dr. fritz glacier, a lawyer and art patron. >> this is really the prediction in a situation of a german jew in 1922 with this metaphoric winter outside and a loss that seems to be a construction site and in a certain sense he's being frozen out of his existence. >> reporter: in 1933 hitler came to power. dix, along with dozens of other artists, was declared degenerate. he retreated to the countryside where he painted sweet pastoral landscapes and inoffensive religious paintings. >> the man had a family. he wanted to survive. he gave a message. in the last painting in our
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exhibition is 1939. it's saint christopher. this large figure carrying the little christ child through a river. and the message, of course, is that we will get through this. we will pass through safer shores. we will move on. >> reporter: otto dix survived the war and he continued to paint but was largely forgotten. he died in 1969. as a young man he declared with a certain bravado, either i will become famous or notorious. now 40 years after his death, he has achieved both. he also left us a powerful legacy of human followy at its very worst. ♪ hello, baby >> osgood: the sounds of doo wop just ahead. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ you don't remember me >> it's sunday morning on cbs and here again is charles osgood. >> mason: that's little anthony and the imperials singing "tears on my pillow." one of the signature tunes of doo wop music, a song that made its debut in the summer of 1958, a summer song if ever
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there was one. jeff green field takes us back. hello, baby. it's a sound that was first popular before two thirds of americans were even born. so why on a summer saturday evening in new york city in a sold-out crowd of all ages turn out to hear music from the first era of rock'n'roll? music now known as doo wop. ♪. >> thank you.
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doo-wop was better than the beatles. >> i love it because the lyrics were simple, the song short and the message here. >> it's hip now. >> reporter: hip? well, some of these singers have gray in their hair and medicare cards in their pockets but the music they perform, some of them for more than half a century helped shape and reflect the generation of americans born during world war ii who came of age just after mid century, including this american. ♪ i only have eyes... > see that forehead? that's me waiting in line for a rock'n'roll show with the new york paramount in 1958. does it feel a little odd to be singing this music of young love to people who have grandchildren who are old enough to vote? i don't think any of us ever thought we'd be sitting here 50 years later. >> reporter: jay siegel is lead singer of the tokens.
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♪ it worked. >> what a great job we have. we're making these people so happy because it makes them think back when they were in high school. >> it takes me back. i love the feeling. because the songs meant a lot. the lyrics were great. the sound was pleasant to the ear. the voices so beautiful. >> people are still excited about the music. you still see that interest, that glow in their eyes. ♪ there could never be a portrait of my love ♪ >> harmony. good harmony music. never gets old. there's something about it. >> reporter: that good harmony defined the so-called doo wop sounds of groups like the clovers. ♪ love potion number nine > the flamingos.
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♪ dry your eyes >> reporter: the moon glows ♪ oh, yeah, yes, ♪ baby, baby, how i want you ♪ >> reporter: franky lyman and the teenagers ♪ you're the only one, two, three, four ♪ > but the term was actually coined more than a decade after the movie became popular when it was called rock'n'roll. ♪ say you want me >> i was in high school 1956. >> reporter: don k.reed has spent a lifetime with the music of his youth. >> it was the first time that the teenager had his own music. the parents didn't like it. it was that more appealing i think. >> reporter: mid century america is often painted as a nation of placid conformists in a post depression post war world snoft how much is that doggie in the window? ♪ >> reporter: obsessed with material comfort, swaying to
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the easy comforting sounds of patty page. perry como. ♪ mambo ♪ standing the corner ♪ watching all the girls go by ♪ > but there was a growing undercurrent of discontent. you could see it in movies like blackboard jungle with sidney poitier and.... >> what's your name? >> greg miller. >> do you want me to spell it out for you so you're not confused. >> you don't have to do that. >> why are you trying to be so rude. >> reporter: and the wild one with marlon brando? >> i don't like cops. let's get out of here. ♪ only you > and from the clubs and the street corners and the subways of urban america, a different sound was beginning to flow into the wider, whiter america.
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>> hello, everybody. how are you all tonight? this is the old king of the moon dogers. >> reporter: when a cleveland disc jockey goon playing so- called race music, rhythm and blues, to his white teen-aged audiences the reaction was explosive. ♪ >> reporter: a dance he hosted back in 1953 in cleveland drew thousands of teenagers, black and white. and when alan moved to new york in 1954 his radio broad casts, his live stage shows and his movies provided the fuel for the rock'n'roll explosion. ♪ you don't remember me ♪ but i remember you >> reporter: that explosion helped fuel the dreams of stardom for countless young people. >> dude, what's up, babe? >> reporter: among them clarence collins and anthony gordine who grew up in the fort green projects of brooklyn.
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>> yeah, this is it. >> reporter: they spent afternoons looking for an echo at the subway station. >> head down to the subway. stand there and there would be lots of groups down there. >> after school because all of the trains come together and the kids are coming from different high schools. >> they would stop down there. all the girls were there. we stopped down there and listend to the harmony of each guy. of course we were looking at the girl tooz. >> reporter: when they heard a song on the radio, they would try it out on their own. you'll fulfill a lifelong fantasy of mine. not going took there, guys. with clarence's entrepreneurial drive and with anthony's distinctive tenor voice the dreams of show business became real ♪ if we could start anew ♪ i wouldn't hesitate >> reporter: little anthony and the imperials later just anthony and the imperials became one of rock'n'roll's enduring groups with songs like "tears on my pillow."
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♪ tears on my pillow >> reporter: schimi schimi cocoa bop. going out of my head ♪ going out of my head over you ♪ >> reporter: songs they still perform. ♪ you don't know what i'm going through ♪ >> i'm amazed that people will tell me, you know, this happened to me then. i had billy joel come to me and said you don't know how many girls i got. you defied me to play this music. you hear things like that. from people in the audience come up to you and say i remember i was with my first girl charlotte or whatever, boy or this or that. it's profound. you really feel worth. ♪ good night, sweetheart ♪ it's time to go > it is a fact that those of us who were on the morning side of the mountain were on
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the... when rock was young are now on the twilight side of the hill. but when you remember that this music was once seen as a passing fad sure to be gone in a year or two, the crowds and the cheers have... half a century on surely say something about its enduring power. ♪ i hate to leave you ♪ good night, sweetheart ♪ good night >> osgood: next, a fighting man's best friend. [ man ] ♪ well, we get along ♪ yeah, we really do - ♪ and there's nothing wrong - [ bird squawks ] ♪ with what i feel for you ♪ i could hang around till the leaves are brown and the summer's gone ♪ [ announcer ] when you're not worried about potential dangers, the world can be a far less threatening place.
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my friend baxter here is only a puppy. it's way too early to say what he'll be when he grows up. properly traind some puppies do grow up to be very serious, even life-saving work. as our terry mccarthy discovered in afghanistan. >> good boy. >> reporter: one man and his dog. an image of trust and friendship as old as time. but the friendship between lance corporal jordan ritter and his dog is special. the trust is absolute. tigger is part of a new program for the marines. he's specially trained to sniff out explosives, buriednd grounds in i.e.d., intro viesed explosive devices which are responsible for two thirds of u.s. fatalities in afghanistan. as ritter goes on patrol he relies on his dog to protect his life. >> he's not too bad. he's not panting right now. eight-hour patrol is a long
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time. any time i'm sitting here in one place, he's lying down. >> reporter: sounds like a smart dog. ritter has had a tough journey. he became a dog handler last october and was originally given another dog mo. we filmed ritter and mo training back in california earlier this year. >> atta boy. good boy, yeah. good boy. >> reporter: up to the point where ritter realized mo had a problem. >> mo is not going to work out. >> reporter: no. why is that? >> he had a hard time with one of the odors one of the scents that we have. >> reporter: mo was not alerting to one of the explosives the taliban use. potentially a fatal error. >> it was really tough. i mean after i had mo for, you know, a little bit more than six months, thinking about it, it's like how much we bonded. in my head it's like, well, do i really trust him with my life, with the marines' life?
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you know, that's when i have to say no. i don't. >> reporter: ritter knew he had no choice. a number of the marines were herd skeptical of the dog program. >> some of the guys don't like it. they've never seen these dogs work before. >> reporter: even his wife was nervous. >> i don't know how i feel about the dog. they could lose their scent or they could pass right over something. that's my husband's life. >> reporter: ritter turned mo in. just two weeks before he was due to be deployed he was given his new dog tigger. he had to put in overtime to get tigger ready to work with him in the peeled. >> the first days we got here i had to hand feed him or else he wouldn't eat at all. >> reporter: the dogs can get all the training in the world but it isn't until the marines get them here into the field in afghanistan that they can find out whether they react with the appropriate discipline and whether they alert to the smell of the explosives that the taliban are using in their bombs.
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turned out the dogs pretty quickly proved themselves as we saw when we went out with one of ritter's fellow dog handlers lance corporal garrett and his dog dixie. >> she's alerted twice right here. that was the shrapnel from a previous i.e.d. she knows exactly what she's doing. she got the scent. >> reporter: this one had blown up several weeks before but the dog still alerted to the scent. these dogs have 220 million smelling receptors in their noses. 40 times more than humans. the dogs, of course, only protect against bombs. five weeks after we filmed ziegler he was shot in the neck by a taliban fighter. luckily the injury was not life threatening. he's recovering well. but elsewhere in the battalion's dog program tragedy struck. >> we were out in front in patrol searching for i.e.d.s. >> reporter: this corporal and
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his dog tar were walking across a field when they approached a foot bridge. >> i got next to tar. i guess tar all of a sudden smelled the odor of the i.e.d., and the i.e.d.went off. it threw me back. it killed my dog tar. >> reporter: by alerting to the i.e.d., tar gave melbourne and the restate patrol just enough advance warning to stop them walking into the kill zone of the blast. >> tar not only saved my life but he saved the patrol behind me. >> reporter: melbourne was immediatey vaked back to the u.s. he has lost an eye but otherwise is ex-spegted to make a full recovery. he feels torn, happy he and the other marines are alive. sad that his dog is not. >> he basically was a marine. tar and i went through a lot together. it feels the same way as losing a buddy of mine. he was my buddy out there in
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afghanistan. >> a lot of people have dogs at home. you can understand that love and that bond. but you're out there working in combat conditions or law enforcement working canine, there's a bond there that's just really difficult to put into words. >> reporter: dan miller has been working with dogs in the marines and law enforcement for 41 years. he supervises the battalion's dog program doing everything possible to keep the dog alive and healthy. >> the marines have been trained to care for their dogs on a daily basis, to keep track of whether they have injuries on their paws, any eye injuries or any type of infections. you have to monitor that very closely. >> reporter: their biggest problem is keeping the dogs hydrated in temperatures that reach 130 degrees. >> actually we've been giving them i.v.s, just a regular bag that you or me would take. you can put it in the top of their fur. right here you just lift it up.
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it goes underneath their skin. kind of creates like a came he will pack almost inside of them. as the dog needs fluids, it just drains into their body. >> reporter: they have even trained the medics in the battalion to do basic vet work in case the dogs need it. and the marines, being marines, actually give each dog a rank. one level higher than their handler. you're a lance corporal. what rank does tigger have? >> he's a corporal. >> reporter: one rank above you. why is that? >> a lot of guys say they have a rank above you because you can't beat them up. you can't do stuff like that. it's just kind of fun. the dog is a lot smarter than i am. i can't put my nose to the ground and find those things. >> reporter: a mark of respect. >> yeah. >> reporter: and there is one more final issue that complicates this relationship between this man and his dog. it's temporary. when you're done with your deployment here?
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what happens to tigger. >> he comes back. the day we get there, we get off the plane, they take the dogs back. >> reporter: the marine corps needs to pass the dogs on to other handlers who are rotating back into the field. that seems really tough. >> it is. i've already had to give up one dog. now another. we knew that going into this program. it does suck but we have to deal with it. >> reporter: all the dog handlers dread the day when they'll have to say good buy to their dogs but they'll never forget the debt they owe to these four legged marines whose only job is to keep them alive. >> i've been very clear that we are going to move forward.... >> osgood: up next this,,,, fiber one chewy bar.
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a year-and-a-half into his presidency, barack obama is facing some tough challenges now at home and abroad. he talked about them the other day in an interview with harry smith of the early show. >> hello, detroit! >> reporter: friday afternoon, michigan, a general motors plant. >> today for the first time since 2004, all three u.s. auto makers are operating at a profit. first time in six years. >> reporter: president obama was in the motor city to toot his own horn. to tell the story that without his leadership, things would be worse. >> u.s. auto makers have added 55,000 jobs since last june. the strongest job growth in more than ten years in the auto industry. >> reporter: do you feel sometimes like your administration is not given the credit it deserves? >> yes.
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look, but here's the reason. we've gone through the worst economic downturn since the great depression. no other recession comes close. people have every right to be scared, to be angry, to be frustrated. i don't expect the american people to be satisfied when we're only half of the way back. >> reporter: with approval ratings in the 40s, an economy that is displaying a failure to thrive, and unemployment numbers that barely budge, the president is back on the road. >> barack obama. >> reporter: and back on the air. with humor. >> should snooky run as mayor of waz ill a? >> i've got to admit i don't know who snooky is. >> reporter: resuming his role as explainer in chief. >> here's what happened. first of all, the recession was much worse than i think anybody anticipated. this has been an extraordinary downturn.
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that means that if you're in a deeper hole it's going to take longer to come back. and if we can now say to ourselves despite the traumas of the last two years, things are actually poised to rebound strong and we can get confidence back, i'm confident actually that we're going to grow faster. >> reporter: but u.s. corporations are sitting on piles of cash. nearly there 2 trillion worth. waiting for that goldilocks moment when it's just right to invest again. >> but the noise out there in the world is the reason all these corporations are sitting on this almost $2 trillion of cash they say it's obama's fault. he's a regulator. he likes big government. we don't know what he's going to do with taxes. it's all you. you're the thing that's stopping the economic engine from really turning over. >> you know, one of the things when you're president is folks are going to, you know, direct attention when things aren't going right for them at you. >> reporter: if there is a
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perception gap between the president's sagging popularity ratings and a performance the white house believes is praise worthy, it is soon to be put to the test. >> you have congressional elections coming up in just a couple of months. whether you like it or not this ends up being a referendum on you. if you have to give yourself an assessment for these first 18 months how would you grade yourself? >> look it's incomplete because until the economy has rebounded fully and people are feeling better, we've got a long way to go. but when i look back on what we've accomplished in the last 18 months-- preventing the country sinking into a great depression, stabilizing the financial markets, saving the u.s. auto industry, and by the way passing health care i'd say that's a pretty good track record. but until the unemployment rate is down and the economy is where it needs to be i'm not going to be satisfied.
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>> congratulations, mr. president. >> reporter: maybe the promise that was assigned him on that cold, clear january day exceeded the reality ahead. a near depression. and a discouraging war still left to fight. >> nobody thinks that afghanistan is going to be a model jeffersonian democracy. what we're looking to do is difficult. very difficult. but it's a fairly modest goal which is don't allow terrorists to operate from this region. don't allow them to create big training camps and the... to plan attacks against the u.s. homeland with impugnity. that can be accomplished. >> reporter: as we end july it's the most deadly month for u.s. troops since the war began in 2001. for the families, the men and women who are being sent to afghanistan, can you promise those families that the sacrifice of their loved ones
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is worth the fight? >> if i didn't think that it is important for our national security to finish the job in afghanistan, then i would pull them all out today because i have to sign letters to these family members when a loved one is lost. >> reporter: we often think of politics as a sport. but no one would confuse governing with a game. the stakes are too high. still, the president is not all work and no play. when your day is closing down from the standpoint of operating as commander in chief and all the worries of day-to day government what is the one thing you most look forward to when you leave the oval office and head into the family quarters? >> that's easy. sitting down with my girls for dinner. it reminds me of why i do what
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i do. because i want to make sure that when they've got kids that, you know, we've got an america that is strong. i think we will. >> reporter: yet problems abound. the gulf oil spill, immigration reform. he will speak about both tomorrow morning on the early show. >> osgood: and coming up here on sunday morning, the plus side of extreme heat. really. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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for most of the country it's already been a long, hot summer. still that's no reason to lose your cool or so say josh landis and mitch butler of the fast draw. >> insanely hot on a summer day? well that heat could be good for you. there's the medical research. studies found that people who worked in air conditioned offices catch colds more often and go to the doctor more often than people who work outside. >> air conditioning can make you fatter. your body does burn more calories when it's fighting off that summer heat on its
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own. and you're not getting much exercise sitting there in your fancy comfortable cool. and when you're just sitting there in that cool air, you're more likely to eat more. >> there's evidence that children do better if you just let them sweat. their immune systems benefit from exposure to germs annaler generals while running around outside. doctors say keeping them cooped up in that processed air could increase their chances of developing allergies. why does it seem hotter in cities? not just all that concrete absorbing the sun's rays, there are thousands of acs removing heat from rooms and dumping it on to the streets. let's count the coolaling costs in cold, hard cash. quote, the 20% of america's electric bill goes into raising and lowering temperatures inside our homes and businesses. from health to the economy. it's a high price to pay to avoid a little sweat. >> but then again it's important to stay in your comfort zone.
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>> osgood: next catching up with playboy hugh hefner. and later, a tale of two seasons from steve hartman. ♪ [ man ] if it was simply about money, every bank loan would be a guarantee of success. at ge capital, loaning money is the start of the relationship, not the end. i work with polaris every day. at ge capital, we succeed only when they do.
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hi and welcome to playboy's pent house. >> it's sunday morning a cbs and here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: yes, that's hugh huff er in, all right. hef for short hosting his playboy after dark tv show back in the '60s. the show took the form of a fun-filled party, a party that has apparently never stoppeded. bill whitaker now with a sunday profile. >> reporter: we all know hugh hefner. playboy, heed onist. a party animal. still running wild at age 84. living large at his storied l.a. playground, the famous or depending on your point of view intimate playboy mansion. >> it's my home. yes. wouldn't want to live anywhere else. it's shangri-la.
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like the original one the rumor is you don't get old here. >> reporter: there could be something to that. hugh huff er in is hot. a whole new generation thinks he's cool. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: tuning in to his bevy of beauty-based reality tv shows. multiplying like rabbits on cable tv. his trademark playboy clubs whose cotton tailed bunnies first popped into pop culture 50 years ago and once served the hippest crowd in town are bouncing back after decades of decline with a new club in las vegas, others planned for miami, london, mexico, and other places. >> yes, the bunny is back. and you know how bunnies are. they do proliferate. >> reporter: you are like hip and happening again. >> hot again. pretty good at 84. i'm glad i hung around to see it.
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>> reporter: and what a sight. a worldwide empire that exploded from hefner's fert i'll imagination, deepest desires and $1,000 from his mother. playboy magazine hit the stands in 1953 with marilyn monroe wearing nothing but a come hither look. eisenhower's america was shocked and titillated and changed forever. >> we were there to ignite the flame that became a sexual revolution. i think i take some pride in that. >> reporter: people must have thought you were lewd and lascivious and a corruptor of young morals. >> some did and some seemed to still think so today. >> reporter: the magazine and that, oh, so well cultivated lifestyle made him the envy of many a man. now, is it hard to keep this image going? i mean, you're polished. you're clean. >> actually it's very easy. i don't have to put on a tie.
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getting dressed is putting on my pjs. >> reporter: but it also made him the enemy of many men and more women. >> the day that you were willing to come out here with a cotton tail attached to your rear end. >> reporter: the criticisms? he's heard them all. >> you're not celebrating women. you're degrading them. it's not for, you know, the joy of sex. it's sexist. >> the very nature of playboy and my life i think touched very close to the heart of things that are controversial in america. sex and wealth and success. and throwing a good party. >> here is a man who has outraged feminists, outraged the christian right, outraged the conservatives, and doesn't care. that's his job. >> reporter: film maker bridge it berman spent three years
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making her new documentary hugh hefner, playboy, activist, rebel. she says the playboy still loves to shop with the pajamas and the parties. >> and all the women. an amazing number of women. women love him. he loves women. >> reporter: he has had a constant running battle with feminists. don't they have a point? >> absolutely they have a point. >> reporter: but, she says,. >> there is so much more to him. so much more about him. >> reporter: beneath those pajamas beats the heart of a rebel, an iconochraft who has been tearing down barriers for decades. at a time when america was black and white, hefner's earlier tivo shows brought the races together. casually and comfortably as if to say doesn't everyone live like this? in the '60s when playboy
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franchises in miami and new orleans refused to admit black patrons.... >> he bought back the license of those clubs at a loss. and then black, white, doesn't matter. everybody was welcome. >> reporter: around the center fold, the magazine published controversial authors, discussed controversial topics. >> we know about the sexual revolution. people are less aware of the part related to racial equality. gaiman rights. the changing of drug laws. we were the amicus curia, friend of the court in roe versus wade that gave women the right to choose. >> all these big, important issues he was there. all these little things. they make up the total of what this man is. >> first valentine to my mother. >> reporter: all these little things that hefner has been keeping all his life. >> my first plane. >> reporter: a lot of history here.
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artifacts and mementos from his earliest years to the present meticulously filed away in 2,323 leather-bound scrapbooks. i might have volume one. maybe volume 2. if it's not in his scrapbooks, it's on his wall. >> everybody. everybody comes to the playboy mansion. >> reporter: clooney and magic. nicholson and beatty. >> it's good to be alive. >> reporter: there is a whiff of nostalgia about the old mansion. any regrets? >> a few, sure. i wouldn't have taken the company public. the playboy brand might be hot again but the flagship magazine is flagging. monthly circulation down from the giddy heights of more than seven million 40 years ago to about a million-and-a-half now. he's fighting to regain full
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financial control. he never gave it creative control. >> i do oversee what goes into the magazine. pick the covers, pick the play mates, the cartoons, the letters. very involved. >> reporter: and still active. this is the master bedroom. >> it's the boys' room. >> reporter: the twice married twice divorced 80-year-old is an unabashed proponent of viagra. >> couldn't have had seven girl friends without viagra. i don't want to create a false impression that i have partying like i did back in the 1970s. i had multiple girl friends for a period of time. i met a very good one that i'm in relationship with now. very happy krystal harris. >> reporter: play mate of the month in december lives with hef at the mansion with his menageries and memories. >> i am 24. >> reporter: 24. >> yep. hef is 84. that's 60 years.
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i don't know. i don't notice his age. at all. if anything he's like a big kid. >> reporter: which is the hefner he likes you to see. but the hefner he would like you to remember? >> i would like to be remembered as somebody who did something positive to change the social sexual values of my time. >> you cannot ever say he has not made a difference and he is not an amazing icon. >> reporter: america is different because of hugh hefner to which he'd say vive ladifferent. >> the whole concept of the... that somehow playboy turns women into sex objects that's part of who they are. thank goodness. the attraction to the two sexes that gives us civilizations. >> reporter: for that he has no regrets. and no plans to stop. so the future is more bunnies, more clubs, more tv. more, more.
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out a way to jam my year. now to be sure, they're not thinking about ben stein, my own old self. but they are thinking about how to trade stocks or bonds or commodities or options or some darn thing that will move the markets and make money. they're not economists. they don't sell their millions of shares every few seconds. if they did a study of the world's economies and came out with careful measured results. no, no, they are gamblers. they gamble on will the other traders will trade in the same direction they trade. if they do and if the trend gains momentum, they go along with the crowd until the crowd shouts switch. and then they switch to doing other things. they can turn markets upsidedown with their massive money power and their trading scheme. when they do, when they move the markets on some trivial bit of news like something meaningless that happened in athens or lisbon they would scare the witts out of governments and legislators and central bankers to think that traders might actually know something even though
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>> osgood: just how hot was the month of july? hot enough for some folks to lose their sense of'' perspective according to our steve hartman. >> reporter: this year july was a three-letter word. >> h-o-t. >> hot. >> reporter: and people are not happy. of course folks always whine about the weather but i've noticed this summer the complaints seemed especially heated. >> mother nature is effective today. >> reporter: and overstated. >> i feel like i'm melting. >> i felt like i was going to die. >> reporter: you would think there was lava in the streets. >> i'm so hot. i wish it was winter. >> reporter: oh, do you now some. >> way too hot out here. >> reporter: how easily we forget just how much worse it could be. which is why i went back in time today to remind us not only of what the weather could be like but what it will be like all too soon. welcome back. to the dead of winter. >> what. >> what do you have to say to
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the people of the summer. >> appreciate every moment. >> you're not missing anything right now. it's miserable out. you don't want to be here. >> reporter: remember this? remember waking up to mount honda? last winter was the worgsate since 1978. with record cold stretching all the way to the gulf. mountains froze in raleigh. this was arkansas. need i show more? >> springtime, please hurry up. god, i can't take this weather. >> reporter: it's a classic example of the grass is always greener or more wonderfully dormant on the other side of the tree. i mean doesn't that look refreshing? doesn't that look refreshing? i mean wouldn't be great to be just able to walk on over and warm up, cool off. in theory, yes. but like whenever you want something you can't have, getting it or not is the last thing you really need. what we really need is to accept that humans are relatively delicate creatures. our comfort zone is a narrow sliver between 68 and 78 degrees.
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