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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, this is "sunday morning" the day after christmas. hope you had a memorable one with family, friends and presents by the tree. and photographs of course, these days largely of the digital variety. wasn't so long ago that the treasured moments were kodak moments. more specifically kodachrome.
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jim axel l rod will be reporting. the. >> the way millions of us treasured our memories for 75 years. kodachrome it had its own song. but the music is over in just a few days there will be no more of those drillian pictures developed ever. >> kodachrome was an important part of history of our families. >> later on "sunday morning." >> osgood: then to hollywood. the legendary hotel subject of a new movie. bill chit consider checks in to the chateau marmont. >> where the stars hang out or hide out or sometimes act out. a place both decadent and discrete.
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now the famed chateau marmont is star of the new film "somewhere." >> can you get room service. >> a visit later on "sunday morning." >> osgood: one of our holiday traditions to pay tribute to those who left us in the year that's all gone by, there are many to remember. they tore across the big screen. filled the small screen with laughter. they sang for us, danced for us, some gave us their all. they showed us the way with their words and actions. this morning, we remember those who left us in 2010. and when we toast them, lift a
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glass of punch. also on this weekend, reminds us ever the common ground share by different religions. the holiday movies, and prima ballerina. first, here are the headlines for this sunday morning the 26th of december, 2010. shaping us as very white day after christmas up andean the east coast. predicting up to ten inches of snow for washington. then head north wards to new york and boston. weather has forced cancellations of flights across the east, delta scrubbed hundreds of atlanta departures yesterday. several airlines passengers will allow many to change flights without penalty as long as they fly by december 29. the big snow could hurt major retailers getting ready for the final six days of shopping.
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the last days of the year can account for 15% of all holiday spending. eight tourists were killed in egypt outside aswan the bus side swiped the parked truck on the road. president and mrs. obama spend can the holiday weekend in hawaii with friends, white house says mr. obama spent christmas relaxing and watching basketball on tv. a dinner time visit with troops at marine corps base. a new government health care regulation issued this month allows medicare to pay for voluntary end of life planning, the health care overhaul legislation earlier this year and republicans labeled the counseling death panels. finally, "playboy" magazine hue hefner is engaged. 84-year-old is engaged to 24-year-old chris hall air
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harris. more on today's wetter from virginia up to maine expect as much as foot and half of snow today and tonight will be clear in the midwest and rainy out west. rain and snow will linger in the north for awhile followed by subzero temperatures. coming up -- a fading snapshot. and later, we check in,,,,
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[ female announcer ] keurig has over 200 varieties of gourmet coffee and tea to choose from. ♪ keurig is the way to brew fresh, delicious coffee in under a minute. way to brew. [ female announcer ] so with keurig, every cup tastes like it's brewed just for you. ♪ because it is. choose. brew. enjoy. keurig. >> osgood: a memory of
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christmas past, the snapshot taken with film. but the film in question, kodachrome, is in itself about to become a memory. our cover story is reported by jim axelrod. >> some place on the back. >> photographer kent miller is up before sunrise to make sure everything's perfect for his shoot. >> perfect. >> he wants to capture a triathlete at the foot of the george washington bridge just across the river from manhattan in just the right light at dawn. >> this is a great opportunity to photograph him in really special way. body facing that way then spin back around. >> professional photographer for more than 20 years, kent shoots mostly digital now.
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>> you can't see the picture. >> but this is a job for film. >> now we got it. got to love the sound of a film camera. >> jim: not just any film, kodachrome. >> just reproduces colors in a way that most other films never did and lasts forever. something that's difficult to shooting digital until you bring it in to photo shop and do owl your work. the camera doesn't have that density and that dynamic range as the kodachrome does just naturally. love it. >> reporter: the shoot goes great. >> beautiful colors. >> reporter: but it's a poignant day for kent miller because these rolls of kodachrome are the last roll he'll ever shoot. >> i've just been saving it for
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a special time. this is the special time. >> for 75 years, kodachrome has given millions of us those nice bright colors. ♪ kodachrome, gives us nice bright colors ♪ tar dar. >> the first mass marketed color film, it was popular enough not just to inspire its own song. but have state park in utah named after it as well. the film of choice for profession folksal documenting history. as well as generations of amateurs preserving their most treasured memories. todd is the cure raritier of technology at the eastmon house, kodak's museum in rochester, new york. >> it's a baby boom product after world war ii availability of new automobiles, national parks were open.
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people were able to actually have some time to travel and of course now there's this new color film which you can use to document your family vacations. then of core come back and show your friends and neighbors your slides on your carousel or actually your projector. ♪ you remember the times of your life ♪ >> reporter: but technology caught up to kodachrome in a digital world no longer enough demand for kodak to keep making the film. and even if you have a roll squirreled away, after this coming friday, december 30th, you or kent miller or anyone else, won't be able to get it developed. because on december 30th, wayne's photo right here in kansas will stop processing kodachrome. so what, you say, you'll just take yours somewhere else? no, you won't.
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maybe the best person to explain is duane himself who started the business 56 years ago. >> not going to be any place left to process no. place in the world to process, we're the very last in the world, the entire planet. >> wayne's son, grant, runs things now. >> we're going to be running our last rolls of film on december 30 then retire this piece of equipment. >> reporter: and kodachrome isn't a do it yourself kind of film. those long lasting brilliant colors are the results of the unique developing process involving special chemicals only kodak makes. or made, to be precise. kodachrome's nothing you can develop in your basement -- >> no. the real difference between kodachrome and all the other color films is that the dye, is that mike up the image you see in the film in kodachrome don't
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get incorporated in to the film until it's actually developed. >> reporter: they're still doing 700 rolls a day from all over the world. but they only have enough chemicals to last another week. you get closer to the 30th is part of you feeling nostalgic, poignant? >> it's going to be a really sad day. it was an important part of our business and kodachrome was an important part of the history of all of photographer. it was the first consumer color film that was available, lots of really iconic images of the 20th century were captured on kodachrome. >> steve mccurry captured one. the 12-year-old afghan girl on the cover of national geographic in 1984. >> incredible. >> reporter: actually he captured two, when he went back and found her 17 years rater. both were shot on kodachrome. >> this was probably the
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greatest film that was ever made, no other film in the world could have done this. >> reporter: when kodak announced it was discontinuing kodachrome last year, steve mccurry had an idea. >> i called my contact, my friends said, i'd like to get the last roll and do a project with it to honor this passing of this iconic film. >> over the years, steve had spent lots of time taking pictures in india. he had the perfect subjects in mind. >> a nomadic community which i spent a week with and traveled with them and photographed the way of life. because again like kodachrome their way of life is vanishing. >> reporter: he used most of the last roll of kodachrome ever produced, but saved just couple of frames which he shot in
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parsons just before dropping the film off at duane's. >> this is the very last image you make with kodachrome? >> this is actually a civil war cemetery in parsons, kansas. i thought this would be a perfect kind of ending to the roll of kodachrome. a cemetery is a passing of an era. >> progress is defined as an advancement or improvement. but in some ways, it's hard to see how a world without kodachrome qualifies as either. ♪ >> osgood: ahead, tis the season. >> osgood: one of the most
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enduring christmas mysteries is out santa manages to squeeze his belly down the smallest chimneys. rather concerns the day itself. how exactly did christmas become christmas? how do we know that jesus was born on december the 25th? the answer is, we don't. no one does. bible says nothing about a specific birthday, according to historians christmas observances took place in april and may, it wasn't until the 4th century
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that pope julius 1st declared the 25th of december to be the date of the nativity. popular theory that the church wanted it to coincide with the festival of sol invictus the roman god of the conquered sun. today, some 2,000 years after that, two billion people the world over have been calling december 25th, christmas the the day to mark with prayer, gifts and song. ♪ next, common ground. yeah, you'll get used to it.
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course one of holy days. a good time for reminder that religion, is that times divide us have history in common. >> i will make mistakes and that god will forgive me. >> this is a faith club bringing neighbors together on a quiet block in buffalo, new york. >> as a christian we're taught that we must forgive because christ forgave us. >> muslims, jews and christians finding themselves through knowing each other's faith. >> i think it's amazing all of our focus is to try to understand each other better. >> this group was started bylorn in search of an answer. >> why is -- we're so similar. >> her mission of faith even
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took her to jerusalem. city that symbolizes all which unites us and sometimes divides us. >> the golden rule has been developed independently in every single one of the world traditions. >> she's renowned religious historian. >> said to be the essence of faith. >> during the holidays we're reminded to love thy neighbor. but in the headlines and throughout history religion often seems less than a force for good. from the muslim conquests to catholic crusade, to the genocide of today. >> the religion which should be making a major contribution to the chief task of our time which is to fulfill a global community
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where people can live together in harmony and respect. are seen as part of the problem for obvious reasons. >> but is religion really to blame. armstrong, a former nun, isn't so sure. >> the problem has been human aggression, human greed, human ambition, human ego. the world faith actually all began with a principle -- >> probing the common root of the three religious tradition, christianity, judaism and islam is the goal of an exhibit at the new york public library. >> yes, there have been rough times, easy to talk about those. much more interesting, i think, to talk about what they have in common, the traditions they share. i think that as people know more about other faith traditions besides their own they will see that the people standing next to them are on the street are not that different from them.
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>> david is one ever the curators of the exhibit and a scholar of his jewish faith. >> among the commonalities of these three faith traditions that they all take their inspiration from the belief of a single man 3700 years ago, abe bra ma'am. >> look closely, the story of abraham's life is predicted in the margins of this hebrew text. right next to it a similar drawing in an arabic text. the similarities continue, christians, jews and muslims are all monotheistic, all believe in one god and share the idea that god's word seem to them through revelation. each relies on a text, a bible, the torah or the koran to provide history and inspiration. so much in common, yet -- >> we find ourselves now in a time where the world is pretty much mired in conflict in many places and there is tension
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between members of these three faiths that after all are ee seven almostly cousins. >> for americans, of course, that tension came to the forefront in 2001. >> after the events of 9/11 i worried about the future of my children being american born, i new one thing, i need them to be american muslim and proud. >> at the time new yorker ronya felt isolated. she reached out to suzanne oliver, a christian. their kids shared the same school. >> then here was this lovely muslim woman at my bus stop she wasn't looking like the jihad that we were seeing. >> oliver asked the friend of a friend, a jewish woman to join in. >> we were all strangers to each other. which made the conversations all the more interesting and heightened because there wasn't a friendship of faith. >> the faith club became the backbone of a book. that inspired other faith clubs,
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like the one we saw in buffalo. >> we have to be encouraged to talk about it because the fears rand stereotypes continue to grow. >> and, says colin armstrong, one thing can lead to another. >> it's the silent majority got active, instead of talking about their religion started doing what their religions tell them to do, they could change the world. >> cooperation they value within every particular faith tradition. >> he is the founder of the chicago-based interfaith youth corps which promotes dialogue and action on 150 college campuses nationwide. >> why focus on youth, on college? >> i think about martin luther king, junior, who herd about ghandi when he was a student decided at that point that he was going to find the dimensions
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of his own christian tradition, which connected with the service and peace-making dimensions of ghandi hindu tradition. >> why not just say, giving back is important, volunteering is important, why see it through religion. >> my religion of islam inspires me to serve others. and poll after poll shows that the united states a huge number of its citizens are inspired to do good work for other people through their religion. >> religion as the force for good, just like the bible tells us. and the koran and the torah. >> different faith traditions can live in the same way together and get along, that can be a lesson. >> just remember, the golden rule.
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>> unless we learn to treat all people, all nations as we would wish to be treated ourselves, we're not going to have a viable world to hand down to our children. later, hail and farewe, >> it's sunday morning on cbs,
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here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: "lost in translation" one direct won an oscar in 2004. now she's at it again making a movie where a hotel plays a starring role. we check in to the legendary chateau marmont.
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>> almost as long as there has been a hollywood there's been the castle on the hill. the chateau marmont perched above sunset boulevard. >> because of the geographical location and very comfortable accommodations, it really became the hollywood hotel almost from the beginning of hollywood itself. >> reporter: film maker and "vanity fair" contributor is a chateau regular. he says as long as there's been a chateau marmont, hollywood has found it the perfect place to hang out and act out. >> for whatever reason it's been a place where you can disappear right in the middle of hollywood. >> marilyn monroe hung out here, so did elizabeth taylor. that's gene harlow on the pat toe, bogey in the garden.
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lauren hutton. more recently cameron diaz, paris hilton, generations of hollywood celebrities drawn by the chateau's alluring mix of decadence and discretion. >> the chateau is about discretion, about privacy and it's about allowing people to be who they feel they need to be. >> reporter: andre owns the chateau marmont. >> this is a hotel with a storied history. what are some of the best stories about this place? >> we don't really discuss people's stories. they're out there but they never come from us. >> the tales are legend. johnny depp once claimed he and former girlfriend, model kate moss made love in every room. scarlet johanes and benecio del toro may or may not have had a
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tryst in the elevate. britney spears was barred for a time. ♪ welcome to the hotel california ♪ >> those in the band denies it the story insists that inspired "hotel california." >> you could say it's a notel motel with high thread count sheets. >> so this hotel, this is your inspiration, your muse? >> this was the starting point for the movie. >> director sophia cope la is one of the stars of "somewhere" which one top prize at the venice film festival. it's an intimate, almost microscopic look at the world of johnny macro a movie star living at the chateau marmont lost in a world of excess. parties, women, the trappings of hollywood success and he's miserable. >> american culture that is
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filled with celebrity, sounds fun with sports cars and women and what is it like all the time. >> that's not what it's like for a movie star? >> i've never had that many girls. >> steven dorff plays johnny, the hotel is more than a location, it's the palpable presence in the movie, until johnny's young daughter enters his life the hotel is his only anchor. >> hi, dad. >> coming here a lot in my 20s when i lived in l.a. and even as a kid i remember visiting the hotel and there's always so many stories around the hotel. when i was writing this movie i started with the character as a lost actor, i thought of course he'd live at the chateau marmont. >> like the character he plays, indeed like many young actors, steven dorfff lived at the
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chateau after making his first movie. >> i had my first photo shoot here with bruce weber, i had my 21st birthday party that i got to stay in last night. >> the story of this old hotel rivals that of many of its guests. it was born as a deluxe apartment building just at the start of great depression in 1929. too pricey for renters, developers turned it in that a hotel. studio head, harry cohn told his stars, william holden and glenn ford, if you must get in trouble, do it at the chateau. and they did. robert mitchuh was arrested for drug use while living here. jim morrison of the doors was injured falling or leaping from a fourth floor window. and then in 1982, comedian john belushi was found dead of an overdose of cocaine and heroin in one of the chateau's secluded
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bungalows, securing for a new generation the hotel's reputation. at once famous and infamous. >> how long did it take to you renovate this? >> when andre bought the seven story faux gothic chateau 20 years ago it was in distress and disrepair and about to be demolished. he refurbished the grand dame, replacing the old stuff with new stuff that looks owed. returning it to its former shabby chic glory, the furniture delightfully mismatched, the atmosphere like a stage set from a familiar old movie. >> we've tried to do is bring it to life without imparting sense that it's changed. >> it's a style, call it gothic glamour, that seems never to go out of style. the old place as seductive and
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popular as when led zepplin famously ran the motorcycle up and down the hallways. >> it's perfect imperfection when it was redone and redesigned they didn't gloss it up too much. they left it rough around the edges. >> and ever though discreet. can you get pole dancers and room service at this hotel? >> i saw that in the movie, it's a wonderful theme. i presume you can do that. >> you don't know? >> i don't know. >> in the world of hollywood, the chateau marmont perched above sunset boulevard plays the role of discreet hide away with imperfect perfection. a volkswagen home
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>> osgood: "the nutcracker" has long been a christmas tradition in new york this season a ballet goes on minus one very noted prima ballerina. the story of darcy's final bow. ♪ >> she always made it look so easy. just watch darcy in the 1993 film "the nutcracker." and you almost believe she's made of spun sugar rather than muscle and bone. >> i just loved to work. i loved to try to make my pirouettes butter, my jumps better.
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♪ >> for 30 years, longer than most current ballerinas have been alive, dararcy danced for the renowned new york city ballet. but she wasn't born wearing a tutu she grew up in southern california wanting to be just like her four older brothers, until family trip to see rudolph in "sleeping beauty" changed everything. >> when he came out my brother started to giggle because he was wearing tights. and they thought it was, you know, a little too much of a showing. i remember thinking, what are they laughing at? how could they laugh, it's so beautiful. >> it's fair to say that darci had the last laugh.
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she started studying ballet when she was still in elementary school. and at 16 became the youngest dancer to join the new york city ballet. kissler was the last ballerina to be hand picked by the legendary founder and choreography george ballanchi. for those who don't a toe shoe, george was to dance what stravinski was to music. mr. b as he was known transformed ballet totally using music and dancers as never before. >> look at that. isn't that gorgeous. >> jacques was one of mr. b's proteges. here in the summer of 1980 -- he's teaching darci kissler a
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ballanchi move. >> now turn. >> of course, who could not love that. >> there is that wholesome, healthy, athletic simplicity with the magical something. >> he was gravely ill, never got the chance to choreograph a ballet for kissler but he pushed her in to nearly every leading role there was. >> he said, she's fantastic and i'm going to make her a star. and i'm not going to wait. >> mr. b asked peter martin, the handsome lead dancer in his mid 50s to be darci's partner. >> ballanchin paired you? >> yes. he put my hand in your hand and said, i've matched many marriages. now i'm matching the two of you. then i had to go out and dance with him.
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>> eventually the two of them realized his insight. in 1991, nearly a decade after mr. b died, peter martin and darci kissler eloped. >> why? >> i've always been simple. >> hardly. [ laughter ] >> but their life together got off to a bit of a rough start. shortly after they were married, kissler accused martin of assault then dropped the charges. four years later, there was the house fire started by candles on a christmas tree from which a very pregnant kissler barely escaped. >> the fire was traveling faster than i could run. >> we were out that have house within, i would say, two minutes. then it blew up. >> how was your day at school today? >> good. >> today, they live a relatively calm life in suburban new york with their 14-year-old daughter,
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talisha who wants to be an actress. but there are plenty of other young girls dreaming of being ballerinas. kissler teaches some of them at the school of american ballet. that and the fact that she found herself sharing the stage with girls younger than her daughter helped kissler decide to retire. >> when you stand around and you realize, wow, i've taught this one, i've taught that one. each watched them all grow up and you're on stage with them you realize it's your time. [ applause ] >> earlier this year at age 46, darci kissler gave her final performance. and in between the bows and confetti and flowers, she came down off her toes and walked over to kiss her daughter. a very down to earth exit for
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the last ballenchein ballerina. [ applause ] >> osgood: ,, ♪ [ female announcer ] keurig has over 200 varieties of gourmet coffee and tea to choose from. ♪ keurig is the way to brew fresh, delicious coffee in under a minute. way to brew. [ female announcer ] so with keurig, every cup tastes like it's brewed just for you. ♪ because it is. choose. brew. enjoy. keurig. >> osgood: santa is not the
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only one with a naughty or nice list. >> ever since i can remember, the best time to go to the movies was between christmas and new year's when kids are out of school and even if you're working it's not like work, but a lead in to new year's eve and making whoopi, seeing a big movie on december 26, 27, 28, it's such a treat. unless -- it's "tron" legacy which looks like disco night and gives you a hang over without the champagne. or "little fockers" that would
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be great if the subject were supposed to be aging, unhappy actors out to make one last score and making asses of themselves. >> people who make toasts. >> or "how do you know" a rare chick flick with a brain. about complex people making grown up decisions but so over long and cartoonishly over acted i began to hope for a mass kill tore start pounding nails in people's heads. what to see. what to see. a few weeks back i recommended "the fighter" and "the king's speech" now at theater near you making visions of gold statues in your head. also the "black swan" a tour de force which gave some people the impression i think it's a good movie instead of what it is, which is a brilliantly made dumb movie. but enough negativity.
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there's a new "gulliver's travels" with jack black mugging it up. >> were you the president? >> i was known as president the awesome? >> but fun for kids who like the difference in scale between little people with british accents and a giggly giant with questionable hygiene. another big face puller, jim carrey, takes a huge risk in "i love you philip morris" as closeted gay conman. it's an odd mix of the campy and maudlin but carrey is something, the desperate of clowns he uses that desperation to create amazing amount of sympathy for a moon who dons one mask after another. in "rabbit hole" nicole kidman and erin eckhart playing an
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affluent couple with a loss of a child. i've had my fill of dead kid movies from this one doesn't settle for easy -- >> it's no one's fault -- >> it's raw, bitter, some times funny and kidman, who is forehead actually moves again is a revelation. >> what do you want from me? >> you missed your shot -- >> my shot? >> finally, this version "true grit" which happily defies categorization is very bleak but also very funny. and it in a dead pan, ghoulish way. it's a little contest to see which actor can be more grotesque, clef bridges or josh brolin's villain. like so much of the movies this season it's a toss up. ♪ ,,,,,,,,,,
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>> osgood: coming up, a remembrance of people past. >> osgood: each year as we
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move in to this final week is a time for looking back, taking stock. and time for remembering those who have left us. a time to say hail and farewell. >> did you know if you can keep your head all about you and blaming it on if you can trust yourself -- i can't, i'm a little man, i'm a little man. >> osgood: not so little, dennis hopper. your accomplishments loomed large on the big screen, particularly when you directed "easy rider." >> you want to know what i think? i think this crack pot idea that's what i think. >> osgood: you took american cinema on one wild ride. ♪ born to be wild your characters had so much character even when things got a little uncontrolled. >> don't just stand there, kill something. >> as of now i am in control here in the white house -- >> osgood: in the heat of the
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moment sect of moment al hague was in hot water. in 1981 shortly after the attempt on ronald reagan's life, retired four star general seemed to leapfrog the chain of success. an honest mistake, he said, but something he knew would be hard to forget. >> sorry. love means never having to say you're sorry. >> osgood: on the subject of unforgettable lines "love sorry" author eric seigel died this year. >> ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. >> osgood: then there were those unforgettable words delivered by president john f. kennedy 50 years ago next month. but they were written in partnership with ted sorenson the president's trusted advisor. >> the torch has been passed to a new generation of americans -- >> osgood: when kennedy was
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caught down, ted carried on the spirit of camelot until his death this year. ♪ don't know why there's no sun up in the sky, stormy weather ♪ >> osgood: len arc horne had her own gift of turning a phrase, what she can do with a tune. but as an african american woman perhaps her greatest gift was the strength to carry on through a life that was stormy indeed. >> we were so busy trying to get in the front door instead of the back that i really didn't have time to sit down and enjoy all this thing i was doing. ♪ >> osgood: we'll miss you, his horne. if you were around back in the
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1950s you simply couldn't miss the fashion craze inspired by davey crockett. made thes parker a household name. you might not know art by name, but odds are you recognize his creation. >> stay where you are, i'll be right down. >> gumby, that multi-faceted, multi-talented man of clay. louis borjoa had singular possession, the sculptures like this giant spider made one of a kind in the art world. on to the world of fast food where mass production is the name of the game. but let's not forget jimmy dean cooked up a few hits as well. remember this one? ♪ big bad john john forsythe
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had a voice of his own. >> good morning, angels. >> osgood: with classy grey mane he was irresistible to the ladies of dynasty. >> understand how a man can hurt -- >> they're not here for you. weird al yankovic is on the plane. >> osgood: leslie nielson used his leading man looks. who else can be so straight and crack us up. >> can you fly this plane and land it? >> surely you can't serious? >> i am serious, don't call me shirley. >> osgood: it seems no mission was impossible for peter graves. come to think of it, when did he ever turn one down? >> the tape will self destruct in five seconds. >> osgood: for the
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infantrymen who fought in world war ii dangerous mixes were a matter of fact, not fiction. vernon baker always answered the call of duty to save his platoon from enemy fire in april of 1945. >> says the president and mrs. clinton request the pleasure of your company at ceremony to be held at the white house on monday morning -- >> osgood: because he was black, it would be another 52 years before baker received our nation's highest recognition for valor on the battlefield. the medal of honor. thank you, vernon baker. comes in all forms -- >> i'm not the hero. i only did my duty, help people who need help. >> osgood: she died this year. we have her to thank for preserving the diary of a young jewish girl who wrote of her life in nazi occupied amsterdam.
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the girl and her family were taken away to the camps, she rescued the diary hoping the girl would reclaim it after the war. the girl, a north carolina frank, did not survive. but her words and her memory endure. we owe that to her. we owe so much to shows who fight in the ongoing war in afghanistan, who still face violence in iraq. more than 500 service members have died in combat this year. their sacrifice affects us one and all. all the problems we face down here on earth, there is solice in the beauty of the evans, astronomer recognized that atoms make up the stars make up our
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bodies as well. cosmic reminder that even down here we are all made of stardust. it's not always easy for us to recognize our common humanity, struggle for equality is still far from over. we say goodbye to those who fought the good fight. >> did you enjoy it? >> every moment. >> osgood: patricia neal fought her own private battle in the public eye. she over came a crippling stroke, giving her career a second act. when his career as jockey came
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to an end, dick frances came galloping back for his own chapter two. he became a best selling mystery writer, proof you can be short in stature and still be long on talent. >> what you talk inabout willis? >> osgood: gary coleman he pack add lot of heart in to his small frame but childhood fame led to a troubled life. >> book 'em dan-o. >> osgood: "hawaii five-0" actor and tv mom barbara billingsley. tom bosley left us but with plenty of happy days. >> came here to strike it rich. find a bonanza now he's dead. >> and pernell roberts rides no more. ers the last of the cartwrights.
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only saw some man's face if you stuck around for the credits. but steven was another star of the small screen creating tv hits from the "rockford files" to "the a team." speaking of team players, george landa came through in a clutch. he played pro football for 26 seasons. a legend of longevity. dorothy was a legend in women's baseball. an inspiration for the film "a league of their own." >> there's no crying in baseball! >> osgood: you had to be tough to work for george steinbecker. >> i am a leader who does notwas he never let anyone forget -- >> if you don't like it, you're
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fired. >> this is cbs moscow calling -- >> osgood: and our friends and colleagues who left us this year. harold dowe cbs news, new york. >> osgood: the last years of her life elizabeth edwards was often in the headlines. the strong-willed wife of a wayward politician. >> i'm sorry for you. >> i want to come back. >> no. >> will you think about it? >> no, martin. >> osgood: jill clayburn made her mark as unmarried woman. a touch stone of women's liberation in the 1970s. >> you are one hell of a -- >> didn't i tell you? >> osgood: sexual liberation and consequences was the subject ever "bob and carol and ted and alice" one of its stars, robert culp died this year.
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♪ and still, "penitentiary d house" was the brainchild of bob guccioni. it wrote articles but the center folds are the real center of attention. sicker eddie fisher got plenty of attention with his romances with some of hollywood's loveliest leading ladies. by the way that's isley on the bass with the rest of the isley brothers. of course these ladies need no introduction. >> hello there. ♪ >> osgood: now wait just a minute. that's no lady. >> who? , me? >> osgood: that's tony curtis. >> when i'm with a girl it does
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absolutely nothing with me. >> have you tried? >> i'm trying all the time. >> i had all that dark hair and blue eye a nice figure jumping around kissing girls. how could you not go for me. i even went for me. >> osgood: comic book fans went for harvey pecor, still he lived a most ordinary life writing all about it in "american sloan dor." for preserving the splendor of our coastlines, we have stuart udall to thank. as secretary of the interior he established many of our national sea shores. protecting wonders like these from sea to shining sea.
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dane jones southerland was a shining star of the opera stage, known as lon. don meredith and merlin olson were talents on the football field. talented pitch men, too. >> she'll be thrilled you remembered her with a gift from your ftd florist. >> you'll ab lipton tea lover, too. >> osgood: bob, he had quite a knack for pitching. fast balls, curveballs and sinkers. >> and it's gone. >> osgood: slugger, bobby thompson hit this home run in 1951 it was the shot heard around the world. >> the giants win the pennant! >> for heaven sake inspector come to the point. >> don't tangle with -- >> you cannot believe -- >> osgood: shot in the dark established blake edwards as
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masterful comic director with peter sellers, his films left us tickled pink. >> we must find that woman. >> osgood: these men were mass tess, too. they served us with distinction. ♪ if you don't know me by now, you will never, never -- >> osgood: we say goodbye to singer teddy pendergrass. we know his songs very well. by now you picked up plenty of answers to your next game of trivial pursuit one of its creators, chris haney died this year, too. before there was karaoke, we sang along with mitch.
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seems like only yesterday we were following mitch miller. bouncing balls were the ticket to fame for this leader, ucla basketball coach john wooden and nba player leonard at 7.5 neat tall. phil gordon reached higher, he was father of the massive radio telescope in puerto rico. if extra terrestrials ever ring us up, that's where we will take their call. kevin mccarthy warned us about menacing aliens in "invasion of the body snatchers." but not every flying saucer boweds ill, inspired by ufo mania of the 1950s, inventor fred morrison came up with his
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gift to kids of all ages, the frisbee. >> what do you dream about? >> being art linkleather. >> osgood: art always knew how to get kids to open up and it was always fun to watch especially if they were your kids. >> your a diplomat. >> no, i'm a catholic baptist. >> osgood: author j.d. salinger recognized that young people possessed wisdom and just as often they lose it as they grow older. though he long ago fled the public eye his books still speak to us like old friends. solomon brook was known as the king of rock and soul. we remember him best with a song.
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♪ everybody needs somebody -- everybody wants somebody to love ♪ >> osgood: doesn't take the wisdom of solomon to know that. you and you, to all of them we say, thank you. hail and farewell. dog: bacon? gotta get that bacon!
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dog: bacon? time for holding on to sweet memories. ben stein suggests it's also a good time of ridding ourselves of bitter ones. >> 'tis the season to be jolly, lo, ho, ho. however for many of us it's also the season to clean out our homes and throw out old unneeded icky stuff. also the season to give gifts,
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so naturally i have an idea or two. why don't we all clean out our homes inside our hearts and heads of some things that are really heavy and take up a lot of space. resentments and grudges and anger. why don't we throw away our bad feelings of anything that we feel angry about because he or she belittled us, toss away our remembered hurts and aches of people who did not treat us right. they're just people after all, they're made up of all the things ha make people maddening, just the same as you and i are. you'll be amazed how much sunnier and roomier it is in your head and heart if you just get rid of everything that's blocking the light. it isn't even heavy lifting of then comes the best part as gift to everyone in your life, give the gift of forgiveness. it's a great gift. forgive the people that treated you mean on the job, forgive the people who fired you. i got fired from a job i really liked a couple of years ago for absolutely no reason and this year i'm making the gift of
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forgiveness to the people who fired me and wishing them well. i like doing it, it's really gift for me. i forgive the people close to me who stood me up for meals or never thanked me for keeping them from being homeless and lied to me to get money out of me. i forgive the personality of made of fantasies about me in the media and spread them around like manure. i like forgiving, it makes me feel like i'm lightly better person than the ordinary person i am. going to forgive myself for my usual sins, wild over eating, extravagant gestures, yelling at my poor old dog and happens to sleep next to me. i'll pray not to do it ever again. just try it, throw out your old resentments and give the gift of forgiveness, everyone, even yourself. it really will make you feelly like ho, ho, ho. really, truly, anyone, anyone? merry christmas. >> osgood: nexe
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punch. gum protection toothpaste.
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made entirely of ice. as to what is in the bowl we're pleased as punch now to welcome
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contributor katie lee to drink in the many wonders of punch itself. >> tis the season for punch. >> very good. >> at hip holiday parties and swanky downtown bars -- >> magic in a bowl here. >> mixed by expert mixologists like tad karduchi. >> punch man cometh. >> this winter punch is a hit. >> tonight is very cold out this is a holiday party. we're doing punches that are pretty hearty and warming. >> of course, for many of us, punch conjures up images of hot summer days, picnics on the beach -- or maybe you remember this ad. >> want a nice hawaiian punch
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berry-berry? >> or maybe, your punch is like migrate aunt pat's. spiked with a secret ingredient. >> now some people like to put alcohol in it. >> do you ever put alcohol in it? >> i haven't, no. >> her signature touch, lime sherbet. >> how many years do you think you've been making punch? >> i would say at least 50. >> the history of this libation actually extends back hundreds of years. but partly because punch used to have a bit more of a kick, it's origins are a bit hazy. >> the history of booze i would say is history told by drunk people. as far as we can tell, punch is a sailor's drink, english sailors ran out of beer and wine only thing left on ship was little kegs of brandy and they found a way to take that and
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make that in to something that they could all share without falling out of the rigging. >> david is a cocktail historian who has plumed the depths of the punch bowl. >> they sweetenedsweetenned it up and put citrus in there, it cured their scurvy it kept them alive and jolly. a bottle of 12-year-old irish hits tee. >> he says punch actually helped spread the popularity of distilled spirits. >> this was really the drink that brought spirits drinking to the world. brought it out of being medicinal and everybody drinking it wrecks reachesally. that was the birth of mixology. the modern art of the mixed drink. >> you heard right, it was punch that gave us the cocktail. and one ladle at a time, it went
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global. when did punch make its way to our country? >> as early as 1670, the legislatures used to have bowls of punch, when they met i think congress should get in to, it couldn't hurt, right? >> and sherbet is just the tip of the iceberg. there are ice punch bowls, flaming punches even champagne punches. so here's a toast to punch. the beverage that revolutionized the way we drink. >> merry christmas. >> osgood: katie lee of "the early show" we go to bob schieffer in washington for preview "face the nation."
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merry christmas, bob. >> schieffer: we'll start with an old cbs news tradition, the correspondent's roundtable we'll end with new holiday verse, twas the day after christmas. >> osgood: thank you. we'll be watching. next week here on sunday morning -- >> what's the biggest misconception about you? >> oh, there are many misconceptions about me. i think that where do we begin? >> in step with paula abdul. to need a day job. bug
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sunday morning lost in a winter wonderland. at glacier national park in montana. ó
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