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terror threat, authorities on three continents trying to figure out who put package on explosives on cardo planes out of yemen bounded for the u.s. are there more still out from? we'll talk with america's director of homeland security, janet na pal ton. the president stumps in last-minutes campaigning. will next week bring a change of power on capitol hill? a live report with the late jest. a rally to restore sanity. this morning thousands gather as comedy central's jon stewart and stephen colbert stage their rally at the capital.
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how about a little halloween on the plaza this morning? we've got killer costumes to keep your kids safe and plenty of tricking and treats early this saturday morning, october of tricking and treats early this saturday morning, october 30th, 2010 captioning funded by cbs . captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, everyone. >> good morning. happy halloween weekend, everybody. >> to you and to everyone out there, as well. you ready po for this? this will be big today. >> i think i am. >> hundreds of kids on the plaza in costume and so many great events for them out there including a pumpkin which is about 1500 pounds. >> over a thousand pounds out there. you see it right there. they will carve it up. poor little pumpkin. people will have pumpkin cake and pie. >> i wish we could say no pumpkins were harmed but sadly would be a lie. >> also the big reveal.
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i'm going to admit i kind of mailed it in this from the costume standpoint but there is the vault. >> there will be a transformation inside that. >> not a hint? >> no. >> michael jackson. >> no. >> jermaine. >> no. >> janet. >> reggie. >> get past it, move on. first our big ongoing story this morning the attempted toryist attacks in the u.s., the search continuing for suspicious cargo after two packages with explosives mailed fwr yemen bounds for the u.s. were found on cargo planes in dubai and england. it triggered worldwide fears of a new al qaeda terror campaign. we have reports this morning. we we begin with homeland security correspondent bob orr in our washington bureau with the latest for us this morning. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. u.s. officials strongly believe the attempted terrorist attack was likely launched by al qaeda in the arabian peninsula.
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this was discovered on a u.s. cargo plane in england. a second on a fedex jet in dubai both bound for chicago synagogues -- concealed in printer cartridges. the president warned americans that danger was real. >> initial examination of those packages has determined that they do apparently contain explosive material. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news, the devices tested positive for petn, the same explosive compound used in last year's christmas day attack in detroit. his so-called underwear bomb was built by members of al qaeda in arabian peninsula, the same ye pen-based terror group authorities believe is behind the latest devices. >> they were not letters, they were larger than. think about bread boxes or so in terms of, you know, maybe size. we don't know yet how they were intended to be activated. >> reporter: the pair of
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suspicious packages never made it to the u.s. but their discovery sent security forces here scrambling. authorities swept three ups cards go jets after landing in philadelphia and newark. a passenger plane from dubai believed carrying a package from yemen was escorted into new york by fighter jets. and police searched the ups truck in balloon but no other dangers were discored. >> the specific tip which led to the discovery of the potential bombs overseas came from saudi arabia. intelligence also suggests there could be other dangerous packages still in the pipeline out there somewhere. so, officials now are looking for and examining every parcel recently shipped from yemen. chris? >> bob orr, thank you. the plot to ship explosives on cards go planes appears a deliberate attempt to exploit a major problem in airport security. armen keteyian has that part of the story for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, chris.
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the latest terror scare has given renewed interest to what many experts believe the biggest loophole in aviation security. on any given day about 37500 tons of packages are shipped on cards go planes in this country. in addition, another 12 .5 thousand tons of cards go sentence on passenger planes. at new york airports, that's about 5500 tons a day. 4400 tons a day at lax. more than 2700 at chicago's o'hare. and while 100% of cargo on commercial flights is inspected in some way, only a fraction is inspected on cards go flights. >> it is basically relying upon, well, we know this other person sending it and will trust them they are not sending us a bomb. but, you know, that's not a security system. you know, that's a security joke. >> you think this will leave on a flight tomorrow? >> reporter: in october 2006, cbs news sent six led-lined
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boxes that could have contained a bomb. but, instead, held high-speed film on commercial and cargo flights from london, rio, paris, and the washington, d.c. area. the packages were designed to tell us whether they had been opened or x-rayed by security. just one of the six packages we sent was opened or inspected. the tsa refuses to tell us just how much all the cards go on planes is inspected. as of now, chris, if you're on an all-cargo flight, there is no rule as to how much of that plane is screened. >> armen keteyian, thank you. joining us with the latest on the terror threats from the cargo planes united states secretary of homeland security ja national nepal tan no. madam secretary, good morning. can you confirm, are there more packages out there at this time? >> well, what we're doing now is watching every package that
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emanates from yemen. and we're work having closely with our international partners, who, of course, were an important part of detecting this particular plot enabling us to identify the two packages for certain, the one in dubai and the one that's currently being examined in the uk. >> i hate to oversimplify this, but this tip from the saudis, if we had not gotten this, is it that easy a terrorist in yemen can fedex 20 packages and hope one gets through and makes it to the united states? >> well, there are a number of screening layers that go on for cargo. and they start with good intel gathering. so, for example, here we had good intel gathering, we had a good partnership with the saudis. we have systems in place so the minute anything is raised, we are able to work internationally with our private sector partners, identify packages and get them right into forensic
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examination. >> do you feel, though, enough inspections are done? we've just had a report, there are lapses out there, i mean, no one's perfect. but do you feel enough is done both with cargo planes at ports of call? >> yes. we are doing a lot both with cargo planes and at ports of call. but, that is not to say that we're not always looking for ways to do more and, in fact, we are working across the international spectrum to do more where cargo is concerned. >> let me ask you this, yemen has been on the terrorist map since 2000. we emphasize and place so much attention on afghanistan and spend billions of dollars there each week. is enough attention focused on yemen and al qaeda in yemen at this point, do you feel? >> well, al qaeda in yemen has been one of our focuses for the last few years. it continues to be. this particular plot does have the hallmarks of an aqua plot.
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we will trace it to its ultimate source and will be relentless doing so. >> did the system work here, in your estimation? >> no, i think people need to understand that there is a system and the system requires intel gathering, information sharing. it requires the ability to immediately move when some information develops and it requires the ability to actually track and screen and all of those things were in place and we were able to immediately track those two packages, as i said before. segregate them. they are under forensic analysis and then move forward almost immediately and institute new rules for all cargo emanating from yemen. >> madam secretary, let me ask you this, though, do you sit there this morning and say if we had not gotten this tip chances are these explosives very well may have made their way to the united states and a disaster averted at this point? >> ultimately, we believe that,
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in this case, the plot certainly was disrupted but we're not sitting back. we are being very, very vigilant. we don't know that this was the entire universe of the plot. that's why we've taken many of the measures we've taken over the past 48 hours. >> madam secretary, thank you for answering our questions this morning. >> thank you. >> all right. rebecca, over to you. thank you. joining us from london, cbs news correspondent mark phillips with a closer look at yemen, the latest ref fung for terrorists in training. good morning, mark. >> good morning, replica. yemen has slowly but surely become another front line in the battle with islamic militancy. al qaeda in the arabian peninsula or aqap, based in yemen, is described by security officials as be currently the most active terrorist franchise and the u.s. -borne al qaeda leader an war alma lick key, among other plots is based there, as well. in other words aqap has become aqhq. the capitol of yemen, the exotic
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city of sana, is about as far as the central government's authority stretches. the country's beleaguered president -- is fighting three internal wars with religious and regional-based militants and vast areas of the hin terland have become prime al qaeda training ground, exactly the way afghanistan was before 9/11. as the military pressure as curtailed al qaeda's ability to train along the afghan-pakistan border region, where the leadership is thought to be hiding, militants have shifted to the more welcoming sands of yemen and, to some extent, somalia. it's also closer to traditional funding sources from sympathizers elsewhere in the arabian peninsula. >> so, it's a sanctuary for organizations like al qaeda. they can train there. they can base themselves there. they can plan there. they can do their logistics efforts to equip themselves there and then they can move from there to whatever they want
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to operate. >> they have done so before. the detroit christmas underwear bomb plot was hatched in yemen. jihadi websites are full of bomb ideas from picture frames to cassette players. and, of course, yemen is where the u z cole was attacked ten years ago there is increasing cooperation between the u.s. and yemeni authorities but the commitment particularly in financial terms is only a small fraction of the money being poured into pakistan, for example. the yemen government is also dependent, to some extent on the support of the same tribes harboring will militants. rebecca? >> thank you. joining us now from washington to discuss al qaeda's growing influence in yemen and what it means for our national security, cbs news national security analyst juan sir raet. great to see you. thanks for being with us this morning. >> good this morning. >> start with why yemen is such a hotbed for terrorism . >> for a long time al qaeda has had a presence in yemen.
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the 10-year anniversary of the uss cole attack just happened the ancestral home of osama bin laden's family. yemen, in many ways has deep roots and ties with the extremist islamic movement in addition a trar tory country that isn't in full control, mountainous in some parts, desert in others and hard for the government to have full control over the territory, in some ways an idel setting. >> we just heard one of our focuses in the united states is yemen but is it at a point we can say yemen should be a bigger focus as far as afghanistan or pakistan as far as routing out terrorism. >> i wouldn't say that. the al qaeda core still resides, we think, in western pakistan and in that border region between afghanistan and pakistan. but clearly the al qaeda presence in yemen has grown more and more serious. this latest attempted attack,
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the december 25th attack, are examples of that. and clearly, they've got fighters numbering up to 600. ther sdae attracting western recruits, they're training them, trying to deploy them. this is becoming a staging ground for al qaeda to launch global attacks. and so, it has to be an area of focus for the u.s. government. >> the explosives that were contained in these packages yesterday were particularly complex. is yemen in a position that it is sophisticated enough to pull off a truly large-scale u.s. attack? >> oh, i think they are. and i think the problem here is that the affiliate there in yemen is made up of seasoned, hardened al qaeda operatives, the leader is a long-time bin laden ally trained by al qaeda. the fighters that they have along with them, the expertise, is real. and so, the attempt that you see to probe our defenses, i think, are very real attempts by al qaeda in arabian peninsula to
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find our vulnerabilities and actually attack us and i think we've got to be quite conscious of that and defend against it. >> juan zarate, thank you if being with us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> now what else is making news this morning, whit johnson is at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. straight to breaking news this morning. an eastern afghanistan, 30 insurgents were killed during a bold attack on a nay owe base deep in taliban control territory. assailants struck the post from all sides with small arms, rocket-propelled ge nadz and mortars. five coalition soldiers were injured. most nato forces in that region are americans. tuesday's midterm elections just three days away with control of congress hanging in the balance, republicans are trying to hold onto their leads while democrats led by president obama plan a major blitz over the weekend. senior white house correspondent bill plaents is live at the white house for us this morning. bill, good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning to you, whit. the president takes off an a hectic, down to the wire campaign blitz. pennsylvania, connecticut, illinois, ohio. the object is to get independents, who voted for him in 2008, back to the polls to vote for democrats this year. last night, the president was in virginia, campaigning for freshman democrat tom periello. his only appearance for a member of the house. why? despite being in a republican-leaning district has wholeheartedly supported the obama agenda. >> his first allegiance is not to party labels. it's to the people of his district and the people of virginia. >> reporter: former president bill clinton will appear at no fewer than 15 rallies in eight states before tuesday to support democratic candidates. and michelle obama, who has approval ratings considerably higher than her husband's, will be back out campaigning in pennsylvania and nevada on monday. the stakes are especially high in nevada, where a new poll has
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senate majority leader harry reid narrowly trading the tea party favorite sharron angle who got a boost saturday night from senator john mccain. >> the 51st vote to give republicans majority in the united states senate will come right here from the state of nevada. >> reporter: reid released a new ad accusing her of running from the truth. >> harry reid, fighting for us. sharron angle, pathological. >> reporter: every major poll and indicator suggests the democrats will lose the house on tuesday. they may hold onto the senate, but the question becomes, what, if anything, can get done in the next two years? whit? >> all right, bill, we'll be watching. thank you at the white house for us. today the nation's capital is bracing for the rally to restore sanity and/or fear. it's been organized by comedy central's jon stuart and stephen colbert there. are shoe to be laughs but their ultimate goals remain unclear.
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our kors dercht is live from the national mall with more. good morning. >> good morning. stewart and colbert actually have a permit for 60,000 people to rally for sanity and/or fear. so, who's appearing on this stage today is still part secret. but we're told it's going to be entertainers and not politicians. who's actually coming to this rally? almost all the folks we found said they hope it's about the moderates of america. >> it is happening, people! it is happening. >> reporter: like all of jon stewart's comedy, the very name of today's rally is a political joke. >> to restore sanity and/or fear! >> reporter: a joke his audience understood and is now responding to. ron hahn and his wife, vickie, organized three busloads of people to come from oak oak, a 60-hour trip ron says to stand up for political sanity. >> we've got to learn to talk to each other and learn how to not
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be crazy and angry and let that be our only voice. >> reporter: stewart seems to have touched what you might call the anti-anger nerve. in a year when the president was called a liar and when fox's glenn beck labeled the president a power-hungry socialist and a nazi, stewart took beck on. >> no one should tell us what we need to start doing. >> here's what you need to start doing. [ laughter ] >> reporter: fans going to the rally told us they wanted less name calling in the media and more accomplishment in washington. >> there's too much anger going on in political speech. >> reporter: stewart says the rally will not be political but the president appeared on his show a full half hour and democrats hope it energizes their base in the same way beck's rally energized conservatives. stewart has joked the key difference will be in the hand-held signs. >> i disagree with you, but i'm pretty sure you're not hitler.
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>> reporter: outside of the politics of all this, though, this rally will certainly show what a cultural force jon stewart has become, a comedian riling people up to try to calm things down. whit? >> all right. thank you. meanwhile in reno, nevada a gunman faces three counts of attempted murder after allegedly opening fire at co-workers inside a walmart store. 45-year-old john dennis gallant sur renned after a six-hour standoff. police say he was about it lose his job. two of his three victims remain in serious condition. and finally, a medical first, researchers at wake forest university used human cells to grow a miniature liver. the tiny organ, only an inch in diameter is too small to work for a human but researchers say the first step towards growing larger livers for people who need a transplant. about 20 past the hour. lonnie quinn with a first check of the weather. no costume today, no halloween
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flare, nothing for you. >> it is so early in the morning. give it time, would you. >> we'll see. we'll see. got my fingers crossed. >> i know he does. we're wet in the west today, northern plains have a big-time chill, and there is yet another hurricane out there. let's take a peek at the satellite imagery, not all that impressive but you see this area of rotating cloud cover, watch it right there, that's hurricane sharry not for anybody except the fish in the lan fick ocean. we'll watch that weaken continuing to push off east, northeast. watch this storm, tropical storm to mass, about 20 miles from barbados really picked up its act overnight with 70-mile-per-hour winds as we speak. once git to 74 another category 1 hurricane and once we get to to mass, we only have two more names left in this hurricane season and have to go to the greek alphabet which we've only done once before, in 2005. that's a quick look at the national picture. here's a closer look at the weather for your weekend.
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make it a great day wherever you are. rebecca, chris, i did research for you guys. the hottest spot to go trick-or-treating this year will be midland, texas where the trick-or-treaters will be out in mid 80s. chilliest spot, williston, north dakota probably used to this growing up in minnesota yamplsts. >> trick-or-treaters in the lower 30s. >> i had to wear a winter coat over my costume, the worst. anyway. >> you won't be able to use your cheerleader costume in midland. >> thanks very much, lonnie. coming up we'll talk about notre dame story declan sullivan, 20-year-old junior filming football practice. there was an accident there, i'm sure you heard about. the tower he was filming from
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tipped over. we'll talk to of his best friends coming. >> up a tragic story. halloween is fun for kids but also dangerous. we'll have tips for you coming up here on "the early show" on cbs. our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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the face painting has begun. the music has begun. halloween tomorrow is starting to get a little scary on the plaza. happy halloween, everybody, welcome to "the early show" on a saturday morning. so much going on on the plaza za right now, a huge event. we're inside but pretty soon will make our way out there. >> we will. and it'll be very spooky. >> what can people expect? >> spook-tacular. >> we'll have safety tips. not is this a whole lot of fun but most dangerous. >> one of the most for of the year. [ male announcer ] with jerry brown, it's just one dishonest smear
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welcome back once again. what are we calling this again? >> it's spook-tacular. >> it is a great adjective and says it all. >> thank you for joining us. we'll be right back. obviously the big event we'll find out what rebecca will be, the big reveal, since this is her first year, first involvement with this show. last year we went overboard. what about you? >> we talked about this last weekend. i'm going to be the cowardly lion. >> while rebecca emerges, you are going to be. >> no, no, on the show i'm keeping it cool saying i wore my halloween flare right here, but no costume popping out on this show. >> really?
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>> are you home-made costume people or the store-bought deal. >> whatever i get to. >> the last-minute costume deal person. >> me, too. >> like the very, very, last mpt. >> i remember as a kid i went out as a hobo, the stick with the little -- >> kmapsack. >> for whiskers, i put vaseline on my face but had an allergic rash to it. >> and were exfoliated. >> that was a bad soar before you even told us the story. >> i thought it was a good idea. >> were you special, right from -- >> this is was when i was about 8. >> something of a face right now. i don't want to give us hints? >> no hints coming because it is just too good to tell you. >> we have another shot of the vault out there? we keep -- this is big, this is big doin's. coming up in the next hour. >> look at that, big vault. >> we're opening that vault. either rebecca jarvis will emerge in full costume, it's very big news. >> surprising. >> come back to the
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[ boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. [ cheering ] the party is on the plaza. welcome back to "the early show," i'm rebecca jarvis. >> wouldn't be hole wean without michael jackson. talk about a great pumpkin, we do not you to try this at home. this morning we are carving a 1400-pound pumpkin, from what we've been told is on pgh, pumpkin growth hormones. >> it doesn't do wonders for your complexion as you see but pretty impressive. >> that's a lot of pumpkin, that's right. black friday, always the day
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after thanksgiving, this year it is coming early. we'll tell you where you can find black friday deals starting this weekend. a month before everybody else. >> how to keep your children safe this halloween, very important. halloween obviously sadly one of the most dangerous nights of the year, as well. fun for the kids but also very, very dangerous. we'll have great safety tips all parents out there want to listen to for this halloween, which is tomorrow. first, though, our top story this half hour a sad day in indiana as the university of notre dame football team suits up to take on oklahoma still mourning the loss of declan sullivan. he died when a lift collapsed. an investigation under way and our correspondents has the latest on this tragedy. >> reporter: the fighting irish football team will take the field the first time today after the tragic death of 20-year-old junior declan sullivan, played in his honor with a moment of silence before kickoff, players
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will wear decals on their helmets. >> what matters is taking these young men, honoring declan's memory and getting ourselves in a position to move forward. >> reporter: a cloud of grief and sorrow still engulfs the campus. the pep rally was canceled friday night and there are many lingering questions surrounding sullivan's death. should he have been filming under such severe weather conditions? and why did the team practice outdoors wednesday were you indoors the day before due to the same high winds? while on the lift, sullivan eerily tweeted about dying. gusts of wind, up to 60 miles an hour. well today will be fun at work. i guess i've lived long enough, he wrote in one message adding holy blank, holy blank, this is terrifying. >> there's a lot to learn here and we will learn it all. >> the indiana workplace safety agency and the university are investigating the incident and they promise a stern review of their policies. little consolation for the sullivan family and a campus
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community left to mourn and look back fondly on a precious life cut short. >> telling through the lens of a camera is how declan lived. it is not how he died. >> joining us exclusively from the notre dame campus in south bend, indiana his best friends, chris and maurice. thanks for joining us. we appreciate you joining us and know it's been a difficult couple of days. now that you've had a couple of days to sit on this and see and understand exactly what happened, chris, i'll start with you, do you feel that someone should have stepped up to the plate and said, you know what, declan, you should not be up that high during conditions like this? >> well, you know, it was, of course, an extremely windy day and declan actually told me before practice the current weather conditions, it was an extremely windy day. the day before, we had a tornado alert. and i believe he told me that
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they were only supposed to go up halfway on the lift. and so, that was the safety p precautions. >> maurice, let me ask you, does it seem -- i don't know -- the university, i know, is being questioned for being negligent here, the head coach, brian kelly, there's a lot of questions about whether he should have made the decision because it is his responsibility to look after not only the players but everyone involved with the football program. do you think that he should have said something, he should have made sure declan was in a safer position? >> i don't know. i'm not sure whose job it is to make those decisions, but it's just a freak accident. there's really nothing you can do to try and prevent it, there's really no use going back with what-ifs. >> chris, i know were you there. could you see the tower swing, did you know declan was in danger? >> you're right. i was there. i was in practice and i happened to look up and there was a huge gust of wind and i saw the tower
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tip over. and i saw it land over the fence and, at that point, i ran over to the street and i stood by him for a couple minutes. i was ten feet away. and i waited until the ambulance came and, at that point, i rushed over to memorial hospital and it was at that point that i -- they told me that he didn't make it. >> how tough has been for you the last couple of days to not only see that but to lose one of your best friends like this? >> you know what, it's a terrible incident. declan sullivan was my best friend at notre dame and, you know, we had so many good times together and i got the chance to be his roommate. we were going to live together next year. and, you just, you can't prepare for things like these. it's just a horrible circumstance and i want to go ahead and pray for his family and make sure everyone keeps them in their prayers.
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>> maurice can, i ask you, so many thousands of people have turned out in support of declan and his family. what does that say about what type of young man he was? >> yeah. um, there's like a thousand people at his mass and like another thousand outside. declan was really outgoing person, he made his goal to try to remember the names of everybody he met. there's been a really good community atmosphere on campus, especially in fisher hall where people have come out to support him a lot. >> chris, let me ask you a final question, we heard the athletic director mention in the segment we showed before coming to you guys about taking care of the young men at notre dame. do you feel everything was done to take care of all the young men with declan being the name i'm singling out here? it just seems as though, i don't know, a smarter decision should have been made by the head coach or somebody at that field? >> you know, regardless of a position or a decision should have been made or a certain action, it won't take -- it
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won't take back the fact that declan's no longer with us. and it's extremely upsetting but what we have to do now is just keep him in our hearts and keep looking forward and we'll all get through this. >> chris and maurice, thank you for taking the time this morning. our condolences. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> all right. now let's head outside to lonnie quinn with another check of the weather for us this morning. >> you got it, chris. good morning, everybody, look at this, we've got a little bunny, a howdy partner. swing over this way, i've got lots of folks in their jammies out here dressed up, something called p.j.s for the cure. if you go to www.pjs for the cure dot org. you even took your st. bernard and dressed him as a llapsa al
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sadz. it is like 20s in the south from midland to dallas to corpus christi to lake charles, mid 80s lots of sunshine not only today but tomorrow, as well. you'll see it all under beautiful quick skies. that's a quick look at one little portion of the country. here's a closer look at the weather for your weekend. ohh, there's a face for halloween right there, looking good. rebecca, my friend, it's all yours. >> that's adorable. up next, always the day after thanksgiving but not this year. black friday is coming early and we'll tell you where and when to get a jump on your holiday shopping. this is "the early show" on cbs. [ male announcer ] monopoly is back at mcdonald's.
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black friday the day after thank giving the super bowl of shopping, the official kickoff of the hole die shopping season. as a sign of the economic times, retailers are pushing them as never before. some as early as this weekend. great to have you with us, eric. >> nice to be here. >> obviously retailers are doing this because the economy has been tough. their business has been problematic. who is starting out this weekend and where can we expect these deals. >> all the big retailers are doing something to advance sales into november. but, let's start with the biggest of all, walmart. walmart is concentrating on its toys, its what -- the toyland, books and that sale starts on the 7th through the 24th. stops around thanksgiving. sears may be the first, it's already started and its sale goes through the end of the day. it is called black friday now. target starts the sunday before
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thanksgiving. toys r us is also doing a toys catalog. that starts on the sunday before thanksgiving, as well. >> jcpenney, another retailer -- >> four single-day sales including one they call the biggest sale day of all. >> it is funny. i actually saw a commercial a couple days ago for j.c. penny talking doorbusters, traditionally the language we hear around black friday. are the deals you get right now this time of year, are they going to be as good as the deals you get on the traditional black friday? >> some will be but it is selective. the real discounting doesn't start until the real black friday starts. just because something is called black friday now or the black fray day sale in advance doesn't necessarily mean a great price. so do research. >> also online a lot of retailers, of course are, doing deals. >> well, that's right. about 40% of shoppers are saying they will do some of their shopping this holiday online. it is very important to the online retailers, too.
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happy. >> we so appreciate it and so glad you can join us for this. for more, go to cbs thank you and over to you, wraggs. >> coming up, healthwatch, halloween is to be scary but can be dangerous, even deadly for your children. our experts have tips in technology every parent can use to keep their kid safe during this trick-or-treating season. you're watching "the early show" here on cbs. we'll be right back. hey, babe. oh, hi, honey! so i went to the doctor today, then picked up a few extra things for the baby. oh, boy... i used our slate card with blueprint. we can design our own plan to avoid interest by paying off diapers and things each month. and for the bigger stuff, we can pay down our balance faster to save money on interest. bigger? bigger. slate from chase gives you extraordinary control
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hartstehartstein -- good morning to both you. >> hi. >> a big question parents ask. is there a signature time, okay, you are free to do now. >> i think 12 is a good cut-off but know your kid. some aren't ready at 12. you want to make sure this re. >> we are not talking about letting them go on halloween night. different groupings parents need to take into consideration. >> go out with people they know, kids they know. not a huge group because they end up getting in trouble than more of the smaller groups. you want to know who they will be with and where they are going to be. you want to know what route they are taking, what houses they are going to so if you need to find them for any reason you can. >> so good to have a chap reason. i'm a big advocate of a chaperone. what do parents need, though, to tell the kids, to kind of get them prepared for the first couple halloweens on the road with just their friends. >> absolutely. they want to set up the rules,
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what are the rules, what behavior do they expect. are they going to be, the curfew, and talk about the expectations of the behaviors for their kids, on their own, showing they're responsible, what do you expect them to do and how do you expect them to do. >> thank you very much. katie, talk about tracking devices, when i have kids i'm literally going to have a computer chip implanted in them because i'll want to know where they are every minute of the day but not far from that, tracking devices because it keeping track of this em is paramount. >> if you don't want to insert a wireless chip into your kids there are different gps tracking devices. this is perfect, zoompack you can put anywhere and be covert but a great example to put on a bracelet, or on a child t. will actually let you know where they are at all times. you have to check your gps location but it will will also set up safety zones. if they outside, you will get an alert via text message or
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e-mail. new technologies, personal tracking devices that are cool and look great and kids will wear. >> exactly. hook o on the backpack or costume or something. >> exactly. >> the locateor things we are talking about. >> one of the most undervalued things with mobile services. family locateor plans, ten buck as month you can get one. what that does via text message or e-mail you can know where your kid is at all times. if you set up an area they can't leave, you get a text message or e-mail alert anytime they step outside of them for. like ten bucks i think that is the least expensive way with a teenager all over the place. >> all about feeling safe. >> exactly. >> we'll get to that in a second but you have the ipad thing here. >> you know i'm crazy about apps. i want to show some favorites. a number have gps tracking capabilities. why is that so cool? for two bucks or five bucks, this one gps, tracker, for four dollars you can see exactly where i am using an app.
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pretty cool technology. >> what do you think the kids will think about all this, know they go are watched every second of the day and parents can know exactly where they are? >> you don't make the parents watch you, be a good kid. >> but still a tremendous comfort. >> yes. >> this stuff here, i guess we can let the things think it is more fun and cool than an actual tracking device. >> this might look crazy, from high technologies to flashing devices. four times more likely on halloween to get hit as a pedestrian or get in trouble. the least inexpensive things ranging from a dollar, we have bracelets, get the flashing things that will make your kids stand out trick-or-treating. i put reflective tape and put it on their bag, too. things that say here i am so you don't get in trouble . >> this is has to make parents feel a heck of a lot safer -- better about letting their kids go out tlimplts exactly. >> thank you so much. great ideas. not to mention they are fashionable, as well. dr. hartstein, katie, thank you very much. for more, head to our website.
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it is all there for you. later on "the early show" we have clever, crafty and cheap costume ideas. do you have yours? >> i do. >> i'm going the last-minute route. but not these kids. boy, these are premeditated costumes. they've been thinking about this long and hard and look great. we have got some great, well, costumes on the cheap. you don't even have to leave the house. find stuff around the house. we'll show when you we come back. this is "the early show" on cbs. smile there, young man! [ rain falling ] [ birds chirping, fire crackling ] with 100% natural roasted arabica beans... ♪ ...and natural vanilla flavor. [ spraying ] a lot goes into the instant it takes to make delicious starbucks via vanilla instant coffee. also available in mocha, caramel, and cinnamon spice. pick some up at your local starbucks. ♪♪ a flavor paradisesha, caof delicious fishes ♪♪ice.
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he starred in a movie where he was basically a 70-year-old vigilante. >> yeah. >> for some of you, your local news is next. for others, stay with us. the kiddies on the plaza. >> so cute. >> total spook-tacular in new york on plat savmt it feels like halloween. kids are getting their faces painted. lonnie will join them. he will partake in face painting in minutes out there but the kids a great, great time soimplts much activity and so much to do. >> we can barely do our jobs out there, which is great. the kids are having a blast. >> early saturday morning, you should see the buckets of candy. >> i know. >> how much have you had so far. >> the gourmet jelly beans, i love them. >> the dark chot lat -- >> when you get that buttered popcorn one that sort of takes you out of the fruity stage. >> that's the thing, gourmets are great but you get these weird flavors you wonder how did that make it in the mix.
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>> got to go standard. >> he's crazy, you know. >> who doesn't love those? here you go, kids. >> they go great. >> how about trick-ortreating as a kid how excite dd you get when you went to the house that actually gave you the full -- >> full size. >> the full-size bars. >> or king size. >> that had two or these reese's cups. >> if we had cell phones back then mine would be blowing up. >> i used to go late at night when the kids went home and they would leave the bowl out there and you could come and take the whole thing. >> let me take those off your hands. >> after i got my driver's license. >> what about the box of raisins? >> or fruit? anybody who would give an apple, it would be like throw it back at the house. >> i remember the kandy korns, as well. >> i love them! >> oh, no. >> we'll have to agree to
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morning, october 30th, 2010. >> cue the halloween music. >> happy halloween, everybody. everyone is celebrating with us. welcome back to "the early show." i'm rebecca jarvis in for erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. >> we might be feeling that massive pumpkin. >> tony, can you give me spooky-cam. >> chris loves it a bit too much. >> we have plenty of kids out here and their parents getting their faces painted, about a 1400-pound pumpkin we'll carve up. >> kind of ridiculous. >> what's the real big event this morning? >> i don't know. >> tell them. >> you tell them. >> no, it's the big reveal. right to our right right now is the golden vaut. >> a secret in that vault. >> guess what, the big reveal this morning will be rebecca's costume. she's never dressed up for halloween. we are making it a very big, big
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deal out of it this morning a sheltered childhood, blossomed and emerged as on a adult and will have the costume of all costumes. >> my debutante ball. >> so proud of you. >> thank you so much. >> whit johnson is standing by at the news desk for his coming out ball. good morning. >> a lot of hype, guys. this better be a good costume. stay tuned. thank you. good morning once again. straight our top story authorities in the u.s. ae yen machine search for the terrorist wos tried to send two mail bombs to chicago-area synagogues on cargo plane raising concerns of a possible new wave of terror. hour homeland security correspondents bob orr is in our washington bureau. good morning. >> good morning. >> what have we learned about who may be responsible for the plot? >> reporter: we know the packages came from yemen a home base for a very dangerous al die ka branch. officials have not yet connected
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all of the dots but there is every reason to believe that al qaeda in the peninsula is the group behind the latest devices, the same group, by the way, that brought us the failed christmas day attack. this is a lethal group and we think now this threat was real, whit. >> all right. homeland security correspondents bob orr in our washington bureau, thank you. >> the midterm elections are just three days away. president obama is hitting the campaign trail hard this weekend in an effort to keep congress in democratic hands. he will stump in key states, pennsylvania, connecticut, illinois, and ohio. republicans are favored to win control of the house, while democrats are expected to retain the senate. meanwhile, on the national mall in washington today, thousands of people are expected to aattend the rally for restore sanity and/or fear. comediennes jon stewart and stephen colbert organized the event. the title is a play off glenn beck's rally to restore honor.
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in is ronald mcdonald a republican? employees at a mcdonned's in canton, ohio received a hand bill with their checks urging voters to vote for republican candidates. they claimed raises in benefits would continue only if, quote, right people were elected. mcdonald's corporate headquar r headquarters says they don't officially endorse any candidate and the franchise owner has apologized. time for another check of weather with lonnie quinn. we head back outside where all the action is, all the face painting fun. >> all kinds of face painting fun and halloween stuff. the kids are right now getting their faces painted. however do you know it is not just about painting the faces. look at this little guys hands. a little pumpkin. >> messed up. >> you can fix the mistake if made? >> yeah. >> good for you. let's check out other faces. oh, yeah, right in here we've got lies miss dracula and next door i'm guessing miss captain america. look at this right here, pretty
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spooky. look in that camera. can you hand me that mirror? hand me that mirror for a second, i don't think you've seen yourself yet. how do you look? >> good. >> pretty spooky to me. let's talk about spooky weather out there. i want to talk halloween towns, these are spooky spots and creepy temperatures, halloween towns, who is the hottest pumpkin, texas. the coldest, look at this one as i stand next to skelator, deadman's corner, maine. the best, spiderweb, south carolina, sunshine and 72. outside of the northern rockies, i see precipitation for halloween, elsewhere a wide variety of temperatures but everyone basically dry in the 30s around the northern dakotas and 80s for florida and texas. that's a quick look at the national picture. here's a closer look now at the weather for your weekend.
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>> announcer: this weather segment sponsored by macy's. >> can you guess the character? pippy longstocking right there. chris, all yours. >> this week the parents of mily cry russ announced they are divorcing a surprising end to a
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miley began sexualizing her squeaky clean image. while her parents have always supported her choices they brought unwanted attention to them. >> they really seem to be united, as far as their parenting and their opinions on the controversy. but, that constant scrutiny and it certainly seemed to have put a strain on the marriage. >> reporter: strains that may have sacrificed their marriage for their daughter's success. bill whitaker, cbs news, hollywood. >> joining us with more on the story, earl show special entertainment contributor jill
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dobson. good morning. did anybody see this one coming? >> no, i didn't see this one coming. you always hope marriages will work out especially with children, older and younger than miley but i think part of what happened the stress of being in the public eye. i interviewed a psychologist who said there is a real stress in raising these kids. we saw her pose at 15 for "vanity fir" wrapped in a sheet. they took a lot of flack for that saying where is billy ray and her mother? everything was scrutinized. >> i don't want to make you play psychologist but is that wo, i guess, one of the many strains, not just a kid who got -- she's got a little bit of fame. i mean, this is megastar, mega-wattage. >> there are a lot of strains with the hollywood lifestyle. we see families don't know what to do with it as it comes in and
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when more in the family have that lifestyle the more stressly. billy ray was in the business, miley was in the business and her mother was her manager. the money, sudden fame and travel going to concerts, the film sets, they are pulled in different directions is stressful. >> tough to have a normal life. you talked about the mother being the manager type thing, is that an issue we hear about this all the time back to britney spears and some of these others, i guess, it seems to add another element to the mix, which is not necessarily always good. >> it is one more element. the mother is criticized even more heavily by the public and media every time something goes wrong. with mily, as she's grown up through the years she did a performance many called a pole dance, criticized earlier this month by the parents television council for a racy music video not only do people say where is her mother? but she's her manager and criticized for in a couple of
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ways. >> that photo shoot from a i canple years back. talk about parents of stars that actually have made it. >> well, there are a different ones that have made it through and ones that haven't. leann rimes, as soon as she made it big her parents were pulled two different directions. her song "blue" released in 1996 and within a year the parents split up. also, lindsay lohan with the "the parent trap" a lot of people like alyssa milano, and hayle joel osmet, he's parents are okay. >> we always hear about marriages without kids being involved but hollywood couples them falling into a trp of the pressures and the attention. but now, i guess when you mix the kids into it, i guess everybody thinks, how bad can it be the kids are making so much money the parns have nothing to worry about it. >> that can be part of the problem. some parents may want to split up but don't have the financial resources to have two homes and pay for a divorce.
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the child makes money and the family can afford to split up. sometimes just making that money can be the problem. >> i guess the next chapter of the story exactly how the finances are divvied up. there is a lot of money at stake. >> the media will keep a close eye on that and also how mily is doing, our hearts go out to her and other children. we know keer-wise she will do well and a lot of her fans know how she feels, going through the same thing. >> thank you. good to see you this morning. rebecca. >> coming up next, yes, halloween is just hours away. if your child doesn't have a costume yet, don't panic, we have last-minute ideas for killer costumes, stuff you can . "tthis is "the early show" on c. [ male announcer ] do your contact lenses feel as good at the end of the day as they do at the beginning?
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imagination and a few items lying around the house. shannon eis is here with last-minutes budget ideas for killer cuss tomb costumes. when you say things laying around the house, you really mean it. mean it. >> it's really about that last-minute solution if your costume, you had a malfunction and need to replace it or forgot or like creativity. >> let's bring kids out. a lot of kids at home are saying stay out of the kitchen. we have our first he's a pilot, correct? >> a pilot. and pilot is a babe magnent. basically a basic black or gray outfit they are comfortable in and you just pin or attach d o olls to it. he's got a bit of signage.
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his whole thing, swagger with his hat, the girls are all drawn to him. >> i actually thought we were waiting on a pilot. >> pilot, the babe magnet. >> so cute. we also have lucah, the jelly bean. >> this costume has been around for a long time. very simple. we used a dry cleaning bag but you can use clear plastic bags, little balloons and blow it up and she's a bag of jelly beans. >> how cute. >> here she comes. >> none filled with water, i hope. >> no, no, we're good. pretty easy to put together, they can actually move in it and it is colorful. >> and gourmet, lonnie would like that. >> how does that feel? nice and heavy? you look great, it is a adorable. >> you can step over there sweetie. >> who do we have next? >> ro, a geisha. >> wearing women's satin pajamas
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and chopsticks from a take-out in her hair. it is simple, she made her own fan out of construction paper and easy, breezesy. >> the question, is does she like the costume. >> we'll let you know later. >> off camera. well trained. next we have remi. >> show us your bat wings. made out of a black-hooded sweatshirt and umbrella. we cut one up and pinned it underneath and she's bat and warm and comfortable in her own clothes. >> i love the idea of the umbrella, fantastic. >> it is a street umbrella, we get them for five dollars in new york and they have a second life as a bat costume. >> yeah. can you fly? spread those wings. get a running start. >> thanks, remy. >> awesome. looks great. >> last, i think we have amelia, my greatest work of art. >> the reynolds wrap. >> she is a robot. you see the pie tin, cds for her
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ears and basic battery pack and aluminum foil and she's all set. simple put together. >> look at. >> this magical. >> we've been talking about rebecca's costume. we could wrap you in this and save a little money. >> i could be a burrito. before we let this little guy go. look at this, how do you like that costume? >> um, i think it's you a some. >> she thinks it's awesome. we do, too. >> you know what also is. >> katie linendoll. >> where she is? is she around. >> she's made a pretty spectacular costume. >> all right. she's awesome but not with us right now. guess, what i think chris has kind of called it in, phoned it in this holiday. i'm trying to figure out what you can do for halloween. >> what could i possibly have lying around the house? >> lying around the house. as a matter of fact, when you are talking about reynolds wrap and all those things, i decided, you know, what maybe if i, don't know, keep this in my locker. not really a halloween costume
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because i dress like this every day but could potentially be my costume. okay maybe i'll just put this on. >> on that note, for more on making these great costumes at home log on to our website. shannon eis, thank you so much. >> thanks much, guys. >> great job, kids. >> up next, michael kaine on love, money, his amazing career, the legendary icon. this is "the early show" on cbs. ♪ [ female announcer ] getting in the halloween spirit is so easy, it's scary,
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michael caine's legendary career has spanned over 50 years and during that time starred in countless films and won between oscars and written a best-selling memoir, enjoying his second act and has written a second memoir about it, which hit bookshelves this week. sir michael caine, good morning. good to have you with us. >> good morning. good to be here. >> what inspired you to go back
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to the drawing board and write a second time. >> i got to a space in my career i think i was 56, 57, 58, you know, just beginning to crumble. and a producer sent me a script and i sent it back saying the part's too small. he sent it back and said you're not supposed to read the lover, but the father. so my career as a romantic leading man was over then you've got to decide are you going to quit the business or are you going to go to little parts and character parts? and i quit the business. >> what was the comeback movie, in terms of your career, this you see as the thing that put you back on the map and made you feel comfortable about pursuing your career again. >> the picture was a little picture, harvey weinstein did called "little boys" and i won a british academy award for that. that brought me back then i did "the cider house rules" and won a second academy award and went on and on and on. these things kept happening to me. i'm 57, 58, not exactly an old crock, you know, but no one
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wants me to do something, they didn't want me to make love to young girls and i said, okay, i won't. i'll make love to old girls. >> on that note -- okay, on that note, i'm not going to touch that one. >> we're not going there it is an early morning show, right. >> i'm curious to know in terms of the rules you had that you feel are the best roles you loved the most, not for money, what would those be. >> they would be "educating rita" well one film" dirty rotten scoundrels" the best fun i had on a movie a picture i did with steve martin. >> incredible scenery. >> in the south of france. but the two most from me from an actor's points of view, i'm a ter rinl critic of americas the worst critic i've ever had the two i got it right where i was a character, the fa thes away from my real self which is a punk from the projects which is what i am really but i played a professor of literature in
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"educating rita" and london times correspondents in "the quite american" really playing graeme green. these two characters are very far away from me. i looked at those movies with my rotten critical eye and you'd thought i was the person i was playing and you never saw me. those were my two personal acting successes. >> anything you did that was only for the money, not for the -- >> terrible film called "the swarm." >> why was it terrible. >> about bees attacking people. >> sounds like a great premise, i don't know why it didn't work out. >> if you make a special effects film and they don't work, you get the blame. my friend went out, a new young british actor in hollywood finished "towering inferno" with the twoo biggest stars in the world, paul newman and steve mcqueen. his next he says, i want you to star in my next movie. i said what's it about? he said bees. i was sghtly suspicious but i
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thought let's go with it and see what happens. >> let me ask you this a tradition for early coffee we ask our guests who, anyone in the world they could have early coffee with, who would that person be. >> early coffee, i'm getting in trouble with my wife here. >> we know she would be your first choice but who would be your second choice. >> my second choice would be my grandson. i'm a brand new grandfather, you see, i'm a real pain in the butt, don't get me talking about grandchildren. i never had any. i'm quite old. i'm 77 and i never had any grandchildren until i was 75. i thought i wasn't going to have any. in about two years my daughter gave me three. but i became besided with my grandchildren. >> we appreciate you being with us. we are besided with you. michael caine, thank you for joining us for early coffee. >> thank you very much. >> we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs.
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>> you know why people are honking the horns for, right? >> oh, yeah. >> would you look at the size of this thing. >> a good looking pumpkin. >> holy cough. >> almost done, too. >> yap. >> yeah, right? that's going to be a lot of carving right. >> there in case you haven't heard, folks, we have a 1400-pound pumpkin on the plaza this morning to celebrate halloween. this is not a record-breaking pumpkin. 1800 pounds is the world record. >> yeah. >> you can check with guinness on that, because they've got officially documented. 1800 pounds. this is a close second. 1400 pounds of pumpkin. do you know how much pumpkin pie that is? in the greatest part about this, is this is fifth avenue here in
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new york city. i mean, we're right in the middle of the flow of traffic right now. actually going to stop traffic for just a bit. if we can. i don't want any cabs or cars within -- >> i don't want you to be a youtube video, chris. >> why do we need 1418-pounds pumpkins? >> too easy. this is a work of art. >> without a doubt. >> the heavy machinery in there. >> power tools, that was awesome. >> a man's pumpkin right there. >> honk if you love pumpkin. honk the horn. honk the horn. nobody -- remember this, rebecca -- when the truckers used to go by? all right. this is good stuff. plenty going on here on the plaza this morning. we'll talk more with the master carver. >> mike is carving up on it. >> he's got his work cut out for him. hopefully having a wonderful prelude to halloween. we thank you for joining us on
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>> trick-or orders treat! >> ohhhh. >> such a great morning here just hours away from the official start of halloween. we've already begun. welcome back to "the early show." >> the music. >> on our spook-tacular on the plaza. if that doesn't get you charged up and in the mood. i'm chris wragge, a little different with lonnie quinn, it doesn't take the fact i'm standing with you something different is going on, rebecca jarvis isn't going on. >> a fire. >> we have security guards and this huge vault on the plaza. we've been talking all morning about rebecca jarvis, first time ever costume on national television coming up in seconds
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but first? >> all kinds of good stuff coming up, scary fare ahead in our ch"chef on a shoestring," a monstrous menu. plus top 20 billboard stars michael franti and spearhead will be rocking our second cusp. >> are you ready, the big reveal, rebecca jarvis. >> they're ready. >> the suspense is killing me. rebecca, you're in the vault right now. we've got the drum roll. ladies and gentlemen, rebecca jarvis in her very first national television costume. open up that vault, open up that vault. let's see what we got. let's see what we got. >> i'm mrs. moneybags or, like i call it, sally stimulus dollars. chris, a little stimulus for you? >> cash money. >> this is for your black friday shopping. >> cash money. >> make sure you get to it
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early. >> look at you, nice job. i will take that. >> here. thanks for all your hard work, boys. >> i will take that. >> i really appreciate it. you are doing great work, you really are. >> she's in character. >> i like it, nice job. >> you are not going to ask me any questions? >> what would you like me to ask? come this way yimplsts moneybags, chris? just because it is too darn hot. >> too damn hot. a very good points. security, how tough to make sure you were able to keep moneybags under lock and key all morning? >> awful work. >> tough stuff, tough stuff. >> nice job, also. >> gold, value, nice value on that. >> 1300 plus an ounce these days. >> lonnie quinn could use cash money himself. >> always, if you are passing it out. check out the big picture behind me there, all about the great pumpkin and i'm here with a couple of very important guys when it comes to that pumpkin, one, steve conley, the man responsible for the growing the 1400-pounder and master carver
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michael nazziello. we'll talk to both. first, how do you grow or what do you grow to grow a 1400-pound pumpkin and why. >> i learned everything i know from the great pumpkin commonwealth, the gpc and southern new england giant pumpkin growers. >> honestly, do you pump it up with hormones, enjecting it? >> there is a genetic pack in the seed that knows what to do, that's half the battle. i know the other half, how to feed it. >> is it fed with hormones, honestly? >> it is fed with micro fungal from rti. >> you work seoul with power tools on something like this? >> something like this, you have to, a very large saw. >> it looks great. >> thank you; i love the idea you carve out the bottom to put the candle as opposed the top. we always used to cut the top off now apparently cut the bottom off. let's talk about the weather picture out there. all about halloween. take a look at some of these towns, pumpkins across the usa,
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pumpkin center, louisiana, 74, purch kintown, tennessee, 71, pumpkin, georgia, 76 but new york state really loves them. that's a quick look at the entire country. here's a closer look at the weather for the pumpkin in your weekend. hmm. all right. we are finishing up with the pumpkins. i always used to cut the top off, rebecca, and use it as a handle but now you cut the bottom off and put it underneath and it looks so much cooler. rebecca, it's all yours. >> thank you, loney. up next our "chef on a shoestring," he has blue hair
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electric blue hair and second place finish on gordon ramsey's reality show "hell's kitchen" this week we doubled our budget. great to have you with us trick or treat. >> we are making the most amazing halloween food, bat wings which are smoked duck, devilish eggs, spooky kun kung pokung pow kung pow calimari. you can put whatever you want on top but i love crabmeat, olive oil, dijon mustard, fresh herbs, of course solt and pepper and fresh lemon juice. just give that a stir. this is going to go right on top each. >> this is just underneath a standard devilled egg. >> starred, just a bit better. a little bit devilish. some fresh crab salad, of course
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bacon bits everywhere and chive oil here i'm going to drizzle over the top. >> beautiful. what are you calling these for the halloween special. >> crab devilish eggs. >> all right. to the next thing. >> here, we are going to make this awesome, one of my favorite things ever a calamari, here is the kung pow sauce starting with sesame oil, ginger, onion, saute that for ten seconds, fresh scallion. deglaze with this sherry. a lot of times you'll find it in a chinese cooking. >> okay. >> here a bit of hoisan and oyster sauce. and a little bit of water. you can use chicken or vegetable stock. >> to break it down a little? >> totely. cook it up for a minute and thicken it with a bit of corn starch. >> hmm. now that it is liquefied, you
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have corn starch with water. >> equal parts with water and add it. as it boils it gets thick. then we come down here, it becomes thicker. >> this becomes in this. >> it stays in your fridge for a couple of weeks, really delicious. in the pan, a bit of olive oil, carrot, celery and onions also called mirpaux. >> french. you can actually buy it in the store, i've seen it. >> i'm sure you probably can. >> i'll throw in fresh mush rools, saute for ten seconds and the calamri. >> that's were it looks like before it goes on your plate. >> spooky, isn't it? >> it s. >> we'll cook that for just a second and add some of the sauce. stir that around. and then over here while that's cooking. >> how do you know, as far as the seafood goes you've cooked it long enough. >> if you overcook it they are
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like rubber bands. it is sort of tough to cook but one of my favorite things. i have coconut rice i steamed in a banana leaf. >> how do you do it? >> wrap it, coconut milk, mango, steam it for a couple of seconds. so, that's just about done. always in kungpao, you have fresh peanuts, so you have a little in there and a little for the garnish. >> that's beautiful. >> sort of goes right in. and then here, garnish more of the peanuts. >> fancy. >> very fancy. >> it's halloween. >> i love it. my favorite part of the meal, these mint, what, the bacardi and. >> candy corn mohitos, when i think of halloween i think, of course of candy corn and rum. >> obviously. the two go well together. >> some lime soda water. normally they are mint, lime and sugar but here i made a candy corn sugar and will put that in,
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fresh mint, some fresh squeezed lime juice. some icecubes. and then i think the best part. >> does it matter, you are using bacardi? >> i like it, it is great. but you can use any kind. >> did i hear "rum"? >> scares me a little bit. >> just a tad. >> that goes in. >> there's one already made, guys, but i can't reach it. >> i want that. >> garnish. >> a bit of candy corn. >> i love candy corn. >> now we'll figure out what we are voting on for next week for our "chef on a shoestring." you decide. choices eggplant parmasean or vegetarian tacos. remember, you don't have to text, just dial. for no-meat loaf, simply call:
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welcome back try to imagine rebecca is not dressed in 100 dollar bills this morning in our "second cup cafe" a true renaissance man, michael prfran, a triple threat. >> he and spearhead with their latest a dumb which hit 17 on billboard's highest debut of their long careerss. here's michael franti and spearhead with the title track "the sound of sunshine."
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♪ ♪ >> michael franti. >> that's good. >> great work. >> thank you very much. >> thank you irchgs you a smichlts i feel overdressed. i've got shoes on. celebrating ten years of being barefoot. >> ten years of being barefoot and started playing music in countries where kids couldn't afford to wear truce i went home and said let me try that three days to see what it is like. this year as our tenth anniversary is here i part they with a great organization souls for souls dot org and they provide critically needed footware to people from natural disasters or people who need foot. our goal this year is 100,000 pairs of shoes. >> i'm sure it won't be hard. >> you've had some of your own
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natural disasters again this year. your appendix again. >> they ruptured last year at this time and this week i was passing a kidney stone which is no fun to be on tour and doing that but i'm happy to be here, happy it's halloween and the giants are in the world series, our home town. >> you and him both. >> yeah. >> superb. >> does it bother at all she's dressed in hundred dollar bills, are you guys okay? >> does that inspire, the sound of money in the song. >> thank you, guys, thanks everyone for being out this morning. don't move an encore performance with michael. you are watching "the early show" here on cbs. ♪ just one bite opens a world of delight... ♪ ♪ with tasty grilled flavor and goodness to savor ♪ ♪ friskies grillers blend. ♪ feed the senses.
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going on. >> katie, you reemerged as pacman. >> great sound effects. >> we hope everybody has a great halloween. next week, a chance to live their dream jobs, a heart-warming series and special dreams come true. you don't want to miss it all next week on "the early show." >> if you haven't planned your holiday vacation there are steals and deals. we'll tell you why to find them. >> before we go, everybody have a nice halloween? [ cheering ] >> losing your hats. >> thanks for family and kids for joining us on the plaza. have a wonderful halloween. we'll see you next week on "the early show." now, another performance from mike franti and spearhead. >> you know you love it! >> happy halloween. >> here we go. this one goes out to you and yours on halloween, y'all.
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