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for lime calcium and rust, lime-a-way is a must. captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning. i'm charles osgood and this is sunday morning. just in time for spring, the labor department reported friday that employment increased by 216,000 jobs last month. while the jobless rate dropped by 1 tenth of a percent. that's encouraging news to be sure. but for job seekers of a certain age, an ominous question remains: are they on track to be permanently out of
work and out of luck? that's what tracy smith will be examining in today's sunday morning cover story. >> reporter: hard core unemployment is getting old. >> i need it. >> reporter: are you surprised by how many people you see that look like they're your age? >> i am. i really am. my age and older even. >> reporter: the tough job market is toughest on older workers. do you think your experience works against you? >> sad to say but yes. >> reporter: out of work and running out of time. later on sunday morning. >> osgood: 43 years ago tomorrow the f.b.i. launch a worldwide manhunt of full-scale pursuit of an a sass inwhose single shot had just brought down a man who held no office but whose vision and courage changed the course of american history. this morning mark strassmann will look back at a crime that shocked a nation. >> reporter: more than four decades later, mystery still shrouds the motives of dr. martin luther king's a
sass in, james earl ray. >> you didn't do it. >> no, i didn't do it. >> reporter: some say blame for that lies squarely with ray himself. >> it was all a big game to him. he went to his grave with a lot of secrets and half secrets and lies and half lies, all muddled up together. >> reporter: the stalking of the dreamer later on sunday morning. >> osgood: chris rock gets lots of laughs and sometimes gasps about anywhere he performs. he's now putting himself to the test on a different sort of stage, the broadway stage. which is where our harry smith caught him in the act. >> come on. i mean really? is that really really true? i worked out too over at the y. i'm.... >> reporter: comedian chris rock may be new to broadway but he sure knows the ways of television. this will run presumably before this opens. >> never know. . you never know when this piece is going to run. >> reporter: that's right. >> the play could get boring. they push it back. i shoot a cop.
it runs tomorrow. >> reporter: (laughing) >> run that piece on the plane. >> reporter: that piece on the play with chris rock later on sunday morning. >> osgood: talk about a loosey goosey, this morning steve hartman will tell a tale of water fowl loyal and a little gender confused. >> reporter: take a gander at these love birds. atta girl. this is about a couple who has been meeting up at this park every day for about a year. him and it. >> they walk around the park together like they're in love. it's wonderful. >> people would look at us like what is this? >> reporter: what? they've never seen a guy walking with a goose before. >> that's pretty much a fact. >> reporter: what brought them together and what's now keeping them apart. later on sunday morning. >> osgood: we'll also give a listen to a guitarist
mechanical one man band, test drive the new breed of board games, ask who is giving benjamin a bad name? and more. but first the headlines for this sunday morning the third of april, 2011. southwest airlines yesterday grounded 7:37 jet aircraft similar to the one that was forced to make an emergency landing in arizona on friday after the hole appeared in its fuselage. the emergency action led to hundreds of flight cancellations. southwest says the aircraft had passed all the required federal inspections. the united states has ended combat missions in libya turning over air support for the rebels to other nato countries. a hand-off comes one day after a friendly fire incident took the lives of 13 rebels who were advancing during an air strike. there are reports of a massacre in the african nation of ivory coast. aid workers say over the past week a thousand people were killed in a single town. civil war broke out in the country after a disputed
election four months ago. anger over the burning of a koran at a church in florida has fueled another day of violence in afghanistan. at least nine people have died in khandahar. on friday crowds stormed the u.n. compound and killed seven foreign workers. charlie sheen opened a 20 city tour in detroit last night to a standing ovation. it was not last... it was not to last, however. the crowd soon began to boo sheen and many in the audience walked out. at the ncaa basketball tournament yesterday was a day for the dogs. the huskies of connecticut managed to survive a second half rally by the kentucky wild cats, winning a squeaker 56-55. u-conn will go on to play the butler bulldogs for the national title. butler upended upstart virginia commonwealth, 70-62. tomorrow night's championship game here on cbs promises to be a real dog fight. we and many of you have been logging in to watch two bald
eagles ink baiting three eggs in a nest high off the ground in a cotton wood tree in iowa. yesterday one of the eagles hatched. two more are on the way. here's today's weather. april showers in the form of thunderstorms will pop up throughout the midwest. sunshine will prevail most everywhere else. in the week ahead expect more wet weather in the country's mid section along with some warm and welcome sunshine along the coasts. >> i'm looking to change my career. i would like to know what you might have to offer. >> osgood: next, middle aged and caught in the middle. >> guess what. i'm an idiot.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
are america's long-term unemployed out of luck? for all its good news the latest jobs report showed the average duration of unemployment actually went up in march to 39 weeks. that's long enough for many older unemployed to add another year to their problem: their age. our cover story is reported now by tracy smith. >> reporter: long-term joblessness is getting old. at a recent orlando job fair, more than 2,000 showed up to apply for mostly entry-level jobs, but quite a few looked chreser to retirement age. >> thank you.
>> good luck. >> oh, i need it. >> reporter: how old are you? >> 58. >> reporter: executive assistant pete von thought she would never retire from her old job. now she's looking for a new one. when you come to one of these kinds of things, are you surprised by how many people you see that look like they're your age. >> i am. my age and older even. there's a lot of us out there looking. >> reporter: statistically people over age 50 are actually less likely to be laid off, but for those who do get the axe, the going has never been tougher. >> do you need my resume? >> attach your resume to your.... >> reporter: laid off workers 34 and younger have a 36% chance of finding a new job within a year. but for those in their 50s, it's only 24%. and past age 62? it drops even more. >> people over 50 are really in a hard spot these days
because employers are very cautious to take on not only the salaries but the benefits that they expect. >> reporter: jordan goodman is an author and personal finance expert. >> in many cases people 50-plus cannot replace the kind of job they had before. even though they have lots of experience, experience is less valuable to employers today than being cheap. >> were you looking to get back into the industry? >> reporter: that's not news to sam wade, the former office manager has been looking since she was laid off a year ago. and she just turned 50. >> i think it's my age. i do. i think it's my age. i think it's working against me. i have friends mile age that are struggling. we're all near that 50 bracket or over that 50 bracket. there are so many young people coming out today that will do the job for a lot less. >> reporter: that's more than just a hunch. texas a&m professor joanne sent out 4,000 fictitious resumes for jobs she found in the help wanted ads with high school graduation dates that
ranged from 1959 to 1986. and you guessed it, employers were more likely to go for the younger applicants. 40% more likely. wade says she's now willing to accept any job just to get back in the game. that's becoming the rule for workers of a certain age. in the new unemployables, a joint study by boston college and rutgers university, researchers found that a growing number of people 50-plus are involuntarily working part time or more troubling getting so discouraged that they just drop out of the work force altogether. sqoo if these people don't get jobs, this becomes an issue for all of us. >> it definitely does. it's a society, an issue for society. >> reporter: jacqueline james is research director at boston college. is it possible that some of these older workers will never work again? >> i'd like to say that people will find jobs.
they just need to keep trying. but it is possible that people will not be able to. >> reporter: and will spend the rest of their lives not working, unemployed. >> making ends meet as best they can. >> we are creating a new underclass of 50-plus generation that are not able to support themselves. they're going to be having a huge burden on the government because these baby boomers as they age have not saved enough, do not have enough health care to be able to maintain themselves. >> reporter: so they keep looking. in a have shriveled job market that's a far cry from what they might remember when a smile and a handshake could get you in the door. >> we're going to top about creating your job search plan and how to brand and stand out. >> reporter: sandy's organization holds job fairs in orlando every two months. >> i think that a lot of people who are in the older ages-- older, i say that and i'm 44-- are having challenges because it's really a different world than it was
the last time they job searched. they're finding that it's taking longer. they're also being forced to go online which they may have never done before. >> reporter: do you feel old? >> no. >> reporter: gary boxal lost his job in january of '09. after 17 years in sales at a salem oregon car dealership. now a man who built a career on personal contacts spends hours alone looking for a job online. did you know facebook linked-in, any of these things before you started your job search? >> i started hearing these names some years back. facelift afternoon what's the latest one? twitter or something? where do these people come up with these names? it wasn't too long ago i don't think that they just called it communication. >> reporter: boxal just turned 65, but retirement now is not an option.
like a third of his fellow americans, he's had to crack open his nest egg. >> i was able to save some money in that direction. that's what i've been living on. >> reporter: and how much longer can you live on that? >> probably another two months, six days and 17 minutes. something like that. i'm just kidding. >> reporter: but you're not counting. seriously like two months, do you think? >> approximately, yeah. >> reporter: and if the waiting is tough on him, it's torture for his two daughters. >> i'm worried they're going to lose their house. you know, he's been out of work for almost a year-and-a-half. this is ridiculous. someone needs to hire him. >> reporter: what's it like for you guys to see him go through this? >> it's really frustrating for me because i don't like to see his frustration or hear his frustration. i want to do everything i can to help him. >> reporter: are you pretty sure in your gut that you will work again? >> as long as i am physically able, i will work.
>> reporter: and he may be able to work longer than he thinks. boston college's jacqueline james. >> we looked at data over a 15- year period and found that the changes that occur to people from even age 65 to age 79 were not dramatic. >> reporter: at 79. >> at 79. >> reporter: you're almost as vital as you are at 65? is that fair to say? >> that's fair to say. >> reporter: do you think people realize that out in america today? >> i think older people are having that experience. they keep expecting to fall apart and when they don't, it's a gift. >> reporter: but for now, boxal still has to keep looking. >> i know there's a few people out there that i know personally that are kind of take on the "poor me" attitude. i'm not taking on that attitude. this is still the best damned country in the world. i'll still send out resumes just in case. i think that's kind of like going fishing.
but i think if you really want to catch the fish, you're going to have to get in your boat and you're going to have to row over to the business and knock on the door. >> reporter: shortly after our interview, gary boxal knocked on a few more doors and found a part-time job in auto sales. it's not aideal but at age 65 it's a start. >> osgood: don't touch that dial. the golden age of tv guide is next. tas much as possible to future generations. at northern trust, we know what works and what doesn't. as one of the nation's largest wealth managers, we can help you manage the complexities of transferring wealth. seeking to minimize taxes while helping maximize what's passed along. because you just never know how big those future generations might be. ♪
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definitive answer to the question what's on? tv guide's circulation peaked in the 1980s at around 20 million. and in many of subscribers home a missing issue was nothing short of a calamity as dramatized in this 1993 episode of seinfeld. >> how do you just walk into a house and take a tv guide? how does she expect you to watch tv? am i just supposed to turn on it and wander aimlessly around the dial? >> osgood: over time tv technology turned on tv guide magazine. the burden of printing multiple cable channel listings grew and grew even as cable tv systems started providing their own built-in program guides. these days you can always find out what's on tv on tv. after years of declining circulation and ownership changes, tv guide magazine was sold in 2008 to a private
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metheny has been tinkering with. here's russ mitchell. >> has there ever been anything like this done before on this scale? >> there's never been anything that i know of quite like this. and there may never be again. i don't know. >> reporter: honestly, it's nothing short of amazing. pat metheny and his drumming, air blowing whirling musical robots. a one-man band like you've never seen before. all they want to know is what do you want me to play? when do you want me to play it? how loud do you want me to play it and when do you want me to stop? so, i mean, essentially, you know, everything i play, it's following me very quickly.
>> reporter: it's a whole new way of making music that starts with a little boy growing up in missouri. >> by the time i got to be 10 or 11 the last thing on earth my parents wanted me to do was play the electric guitar which made it irresistible to me. >> reporter: and metheny's playing became irresistible to audiences. he's become one of the world's leading guitarists, and has won 17 grammys. when he sat down with the late billy taylor for a sunday morning interview in 1986, he had already established two other things, his hair style and a fascination with electronic music. >> yeah, one thing i've been experimenting with lately is just taking animal sounds and seeing what they sound like as musical instruments. this is one that's a donkey which oddly enough has a real
blues sound. a pretty funky guy. >> reporter: the natural blues in his voice. but metheny always wanted to do more than just make cute sounds on a computer. that too you can trace back to his childhood. >> my grandfather had a player piano in his basement. as a little kid i used to make a bee-line there. it's always been fascinating to me. that fascination has never gone away. >> reporter: as an adument, metheny became fascinated which orchestraials, all in one instruments that were popular 100 years ago. and that's where this story really begins. metheny decided to put together his own state of the art orchestraeon from scratch with no guarantee it would work let alone make beautiful music.
a cross-country scavenger hunt led to an avant-garde robotic instrument maker named eric singer working out of the basement of his house in pittsburgh. singer supplied his proudest creation, a guitar box. >> can't really call it a guitar or a robot because it doesn't look like either of those things. >> reporter: metheny also called on calkins out in california who spent the last four decades making fantastic automated instruments at his company called rag time. >> he needed a bass guitar and didn't have one. he was desperate. he called me up and said, "ken, i need one right away." >> reporter: but still something was missing. tell me about these bottles here. >> i realized i had all this stuff that was like smacking and hitting and plucking and keyboard type things and didn't really have any air. i always loved the thing of like when you blow across a bottle, you know, that sound.
>> reporter: an old family-run company in chicago called peterson had just what he needed. they make parts for pipe organs and electronic tuners, but just for fun, they had made a handful of what they call bottle organs, which literally blow air across the tops of bottles. >> most have been built out of beer bottles but we've done them with wine bottles and also vodka bottles. >> reporter: pat says they faced another challenge. >> he wanted a bottle organ that he could tour the world with. we had never done that before. >> these instruments especially are just beautiful. i mean, you know, that sound of having like polyphonic, you know, really hip cords, it's such a great sound. and, you know, it responds to what i play beautifully. >> reporter: as instruments arrived metheny assembled them
in a small room in his manhattan apt many. and then moved it all to an empty church to rehearse. there eric singer watched with a mixture of pride and trepidation as metheny put his prize guitar-bot through its paces. >> the thing is robust though. it can hang with that is just a miracle of engineering really. >> reporter: and finally after all the dreaming, building and composing and after recording it for posterity, it was time to put orchestraeon to the test. on the brink of a worldwide tour metheny admitted to some jitters. >> it was scary. it really is. i've had... i mean, the few hours that i actually do sleep at night i'm not sleeping. mainly because of the amount of moving parts because i know there will be nights that things don't work.
>> reporter: the night we saw him in london everything was working perfectly. a sellout crowd heard not just a stage full of robots but one exceptional guitarist and a musical experience exactly as its creator intended. but then at the very end of the show, it happened. >> this is the moment that would keep me up all night. this is it. >> reporter: the bottles didn't break and those guitar- bots behaved themselves. in fact the orchestraeon worked flawlessly throughout the tour but on this night there was an electrical problem in the theater. >> when that happens, solo guitar, baby. that's it. pat metheny unplugged. it could come down to that. >> reporter: so it did. the orchestraeon was temporarily silenced but pat metheny's guitar was still
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>> it's sunday morning on cbs and here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: 43 years ago tomorrow dr. martin luther king, jr., was shot to death while standing on the balconyy of a memphis motel. even 43 years later those of us who remember that day also remembered the terrible days that followed and the months- long manhunt for his killer. followed by a year's long effort to understand the mind set of the man who pulled the trigger. mark strassmann takes us back. ♪ i like to dream > the year 1968, a turning point in the story of america. a time when the country seemed to be spinning out of control. divided by race, by generation,
by politics. and so much of that turmoil bled from a single terrible day. april 4, 1968. when a sniper's bullet took the life of civil rights leader martin luther king, jr. >> martin luther king 20 minutes ago died. (crowd groaning). >> reporter: for the next 48 hours, the nation burned. riots swept 168 cities. >> washington, chicago, detroit, boston, new york, these are just a few of the cities in which the negro anguish over dr. king's murder presumably by a white man expressed itself in violent destruction. >> reporter: federal troops were called in to patrol the streets of the nation's ghettos. even to guard the capital in washington d.c. >> so far at least 19 persons have been killed. the annual award of the oscars
in hollywood has been postponed as well as the opening game of the american league and the national league. >> reporter: yet as the fire storm raged, the person at the center of it all was making a quiet get-away. >> an all points bulletin for a well dressed young white man seen running from the scene. >> reporter: it took two months and the largest manhunt in u.s. history to track down the killer. james earl ray. yet even now the motives and the man behind the assassination remain very much a mystery. which is probably just how james earl ray would have wanted it. >> i describe ray a little bit like a squid. he puts up had ink cloud around him of all this complexity of personality. by the time you figure out where he is, he's actually gone. this is the motel where king and abernathy and his entourage were staying. >> reporter: this author spent more than two years compiling a detailed portrait of ray, untangling the web of false identities and conflicting
claims spun by a man who spent most of his adult life behind prison bars. although he pled guilty to king's murder hoping to avoid the death penalty, ray changed his story almost immediately. for the rest of his life he professed his innocence as he did in this 1977 interview with dan rather. >> someone has to be insane to, you know, get involved in want publicity, killing someone for publicity. i can't conceive anyone... there is people like that but i can't conceive of anyone wanting that type of publicity. >> reporter: you didn't do it? >> no, i didn't do it. >> reporter: is there any doubt in your mind that james earl ray killed martin luther king. >> no doubt whatsoever. it was all a big game to him. he went to his grave with a lot of secrets and half secrets and lies and half lies all muddled up together. >> reporter: james earl ray was born and raised in poverty along the banks of the
mississippi river. he was considered the brightest among nine siblings, but devoted himself to a life of petty crime. winding up in missouri state prison for armed robbery. that is, until early one morning in 1967 when ray made a daring escape. hiding in a shipment of bread from the prison bakery. using a series of aliases ray embarked on a restless journey across mexico and the united states. >> there's a sense of almost desperation when he's out of prison, he gets into self-help books, hypnosis. he takes a locksmithing class. dancing lessons. he thinks he might want to become a porn director. he's constantly changing his name but he's, you know, he's still the same guy underneath it all. a very disturbed and very lost soul trying to figure out his place in the world. >> reporter: although by nature a loner, in 1968, the fugitive ray became an active volunteer for george wallace's
bid for the presidency. >> all you pseudo intellectuals who have been trying to run the country the last few years you see you don't know how to run it. we're going to change some direction after november 5. >> reporter: the former bof nor of alabama, a die-hard segregationist, appealed to many like ray for whom racism was a simple fact of life. >> i think demagogues often fail to understand sort of what their poison does. they create an environment where lost souls can feel like they're empowered to do something like this and that, you know, the culture will smile on their crime. >> reporter: contrast wallace's 1968 campaign to king's poor people's campaign. >> free at last. >> reporter: after years of civil rights successes. >> thank god all mighty, we are tree at last. >> reporter: king was focusing his philosophy of nonviolent protest on the issue of poverty in america. >> we must always make it clear that in our society there is the violence of
poverty. there is the violence of slums. there is the violence of inferior education. it is a kind of psychological and spiritual violence that's much more injurious and external physical violence that we see. >> reporter: when the black garbage collectors of memphis tennessee went on strike to protest low wages and inhumane conditions, king came to help. >> when dr. king came there, there was a light. that would shine into the darkness. >> reporter: the rev. lesley moore was one of the striking workers whose message was simple yet eloquent. ♪ ain't going to let nobody >> the sign that we wore back in '69, we were a man. we were men. we stood up. that song took in our hearts. that song stuck in our minds. ain't going to let nobody turn me round. >> reporter: in early spring,
1968, james earl ray began to shadow king's movements across the south. while king led rallies, ray prepared for the crime, buying a powerful remington deer- hunting rifle with a magnifying scope. >> he's allowed me to go up to the mountain. >> reporter: the night of april 3, king spoke words that echo to this day. >> and i've seen the promised land. i may not get there with you. but i want you to know tonight that we have as a people will get to the promised land. >> reporter: the next day armed with information he read in local newspapers, ray found a cheap rooming house directly across an alley from king's memphis motel. just 200 feet from king's hotel door. >> this is a temporary restraining order and a complaint that we are serving upon each of you individuals that were named. >> reporter: while king and his entourage wrangleed for a
permit to stage a march, ray spyed on them with binoculars and then a little before 6:00 p.m., ray saw his chance. >> he looked out the back of his window. completely exposed. i think a lot of people don't understand he had no body guards. he had no police detail. he didn't want any of those things because it sort of violated his sense of gandhi and ethics to have someone in his entourage with weapons or anything like that. people ask, how could someone so powerful be killed in that way? he had no protection whatsoever. the ent length of time dr. king stood here. this is a sniper's dream. a sniper's dream. also just, you know, but for this, that or the other it would have been completely different. >> reporter: it took just one shot. while witnesses pointed toward the rooming house window, ray wrapped the rifle and his belongings in a blanket and dashed for the door as seen in
this 1976 cbs news recreation but when he spotted police nearby ray dropped his bundle and fled. what made you come over here? >> oh, i just was hunting. i was aware of this rooming house up here. it was a position where a shot could be fired. >> reporter: memphis police lieutenant james papia was on the scene within minutes. >> there was a green blanket. >> reporter: he believes that ray, who had served in the army, could have easily targeted king. how difficult of a shot was that given the distance? >> not hard at all for that can shoot a rifle. it would be an easy shot. >> reporter: while ray seemed to have made a clean get-away, he had left behind all the evidence that would later convince him to take a guilty plea. wrapped in that blanket was not only the murder weapon with ray's fingerprints but underwear with laundry tags that could be linked to him and a transistor radio personalized with his i.d.-
number from the missouri penitentiary. while the f.b.i. analyzed the evidence, field agents hunted desperately for the man. >> james earl ray, escaped convict from missouri state penitentiary, and crime suspect in the murder. >> reporter: the f.b.i.'s chief j. edgar hoover had long viewed king as a troublemaker, his movement a threat to law and order. but hoover's reputation was on the line. and the f.b.i.'s efforts to get ray were relentless. >> during the 60 days he's on the lam he's the most wanted man in america. so this guy who had craved anonimity all his life suddenly got all the attention he could handle. >> reporter: ray made it to canada where he managed to obtain a fraud leapt passport. from there he traveled to britain and portugal hoping to find passage to the white- dominated african nation of rhodesia now known as zimbabwe. ray hoped to collect a numerous bounty that racist had placed on the life of dr. king.
in his mind killing king, notoriety would be one reward but money could be another. >> i think his thinking was that he would get to rhodesia, a place that had no extradition treaty with the united states, that the rhodesians would smile on his crime and he would be welcomed as a hero. then he could work on getting, connecting with the bounty money that any be out there. he just didn't have time. >> reporter: after two months on the run, ray's luck ran out. he had been desperate for money and robbed a bank in london. he was caught trying to board a plane with a pistol. on june 8, 1968, the manhunt was over. >> the man who called himself raymond george snade was brought from london airport here to the police station. >> reporter: in the years that followed, conspiracy theories flourished about ray's motives, whether he had been hired by others. though ray pointedly denied that he was a contract killer. >> that was out of my league.
i don't really think i have a constitution for all that type of stuff. i don't say that as a virtue. actually it might be a good thing in this type of society. >> reporter: still he offered no credible explanations for his actions after king's murder. he repeatedly attempted to blake out of prison. >> james earl ray serving 99 years for the assassination of martin luther king jr. died today. >> reporter: james earl ray died of liver failure in 1998, maintaining his innocence to the end. some skeptics still cling to other theories. but hampton sides believes the truth behind the murder of martin luther king is far simpler. >> people find it very hard to believe that such a great man could be brought down by such a hollow and puny person. i think that we want to believe that it takes some
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>> osgood: it happened this week. the passing of a scientist with undeniable stick to itiveness. we learned of the death at age 94 of harry wesley cool ridge the inventor of super glue. ♪ stuck on you >> as an eastman kodak chemist during world war ii he was trying to develop a clear plastic gun site for the military. in a video, hoover recalled what happened when he stumbled
upon a substance known as cyanoacrlotlate. >> the problem was everything was sticking to everything. finally the government canceled the contract. >> osgood: only after the war did he come to realize the chemical's true value. >> now i could say i had magic glue that could stick all kinds of things together. >> reporter: the result was the product that eventually came to known as super glue which gary moore demonstrated on his tv show. >> the only thing between my 150 pounds and that wire will be one drop of glue. >> osgood: the sticking power highlighted on that early tv show was demonstrated many times over in countless commercials over the years. >> i invented super glue. >> reporter: in 2010, he received the national medical... medal technology of innovation from president obama. an honor whose permanence rivals that of dr. hoover's
>> osgood: chess, one of the great board games, has its roots in india and spread to persian some 1500 years ago. if you're interested in something a little more contemporary, mo rocca has a few more suggestions. >> reporter: if you're tired of life, sick of candy land, if you're bored with board games you haven't been to gencon. each year as many as 30,000 gamers crawl out of their
basements and converge on indianapolis to roll, to play, even role play. up for a game of radus? how about pandemic? power grid, anyone? are there rolling blackouts? >> nothing like that. >> reporter: if these titles are new to you that's because they're imports from europe. in the age of the video game, they reinvigorated board game sales. settlers of katan with players building rival colonies on a fictional island has sold 18 million copies. >> i can't bluff a computer. i can't see a computer's eyes and i can't, you know,... it's just not the same as playing with other people. >> reporter: robert cardy directs marketing for settlers of katan. >> from my point of view in our world a lot of times we've lost a lot of our social interaction. we don't hang out, to use at the phrase, at the corner pub
with our buddies from the block anymore. >> we play this game every sunday night. the family comes over. >> i'd rather play a board game over a video game. when you do win, you get to see the frustration. >> sorry, guys. >> reporter: those video games still dominate the gaming market, they're not locked in mortal combat with board games. board games have on-line even ipad versions. and vice versa. angry bird. the fly-away hit smart phone app is now a board game. video did not kill the board game? >> video did not. >> reporter: scott nicholson is a professor at syracuse university and an avid board gamer. >> if you actually look at the data from the last two years that board games and a segment of the toy industry have continued to grow. now the size of the market is much smaller but because
they're an investment, if you have this game and in ten years i can still play this game, we can play board games from 100 years ago. you know, we would have a hard time playing the video game that was made 15 years ago if you went to your typical house, you know, you couldn't even hook this thing up to the tv. >> reporter: he points out that board games have been around for thousands of years. >> one of my favorite games is go, which was a chinese board game that's been around for a very long time but there's even games that trace back to egypt. >> reporter: most of the classic board games today date from the early 20thson... century. >> candy land was designed as a game during the time of polio to keep kids inside so they wouldn't go out and spread polio or catch it from other kids. early versions of candy land show the kids throwing off crutches and other canes and things and entering a world of candy. it was an escapism game. >> reporter: be honest. is there any classic board game that you kind of hate? >> monopoly.
>> reporter: really? >> yes. >> reporter: so what sets these new euro games apart? >> i'm fighting you for strawberries. i'm going to eat my kiwi. >> reporter: by eating your kiwi, what just happened? first they're uncomplicated. piece of cake, for instance, is easy as pie to learn. the goal is simply to collect the most slices of each variety of pie. i'm concerned about ted getting all that kiwi. but an emphasis on strategy instead of dumb luck. oh, oh, i didn't mean to do that. it makes for tough deliberation. >> you have to make a decision. >> reporter: that's fine. and they're quick. >> i think 30 to 45 minutes with an explanation once you know what you're doing 15 to 30. >> reporter: it's a short game. >> yeah. >> reporter: another hallmark. they're non-elimination games. everyone stays in the whole time. >> you want to keep everybody in the game and having fun for the whole thing. >> reporter: i'm not having
fun because i'm getting trounced. beth hily teaches at an elementary school outside of chicago. she says learning to be a good loser is important. >> did you will guys get stuck? there are times where a kid loses and they might naturally get upset. that's fair. they're kids. but we'll use that an opportunity to step them through, you know, what are you feeling? why are you feeling that way? how can you problem solve this? those are skills that kids should learn to really be successful at any age. >> reporter: do you not like playing board games with people for whom winning is everything. >> that's right. someone who is uber competitive like that that the winning is the most important thing is someone i'm probably not going to enjoy playing the game with because they won't be interested in the socialization. >> reporter: i have to restrain myself. as a big fan of trivia games i knew i would groove on this game like trivial pursuit.
what was the last song written by oscar hammerstein? maybe i grooved a little too much. >> mary poppins. >> reporter: listen. i'll give you a clue. i'll be a nice guy about this. if you get this right i'll pick a bouquet of these for you. bless my ohm land forever. >> i don't know. >> reporter: it's edelweiss. >> how could i for get. >> reporter: learning how to play well for others apparently is a lifelong lesson. >> which old testament prophet is also revered in islam by the name of musa? >> part the waters. it's moses. is it ugly that i'm gloating? >> really and truly it's not very attractive. >> osgood: next, who makes more money?
now here's an at random look at the week just passed. by the numbers. we begin on the highway. the national highway traffic safety administration reported just under 33,000 traffic deaths last year. a terrible toll to be sure. but still a sharp 25% decline from the number of deaths recorded in 2005. all tolled, 2010 was the safest year on the roads since 1949! new census figures put india's population at 1.2 billion people, not far behind china's 1.3 billion. india will surpass china as the world's most populous country by 2030. and according to figures compiled by usa today, median pay for chief executives at 158 top corporations,
including salary, bonuses and options, was 8.6 million dollars in 2010. up 27% from 2009. by contrast, the average major league ball player was making just $3.3 million this season up a mere 1% from last season. not that every ball player comes up short. yankee alex rodriguez is set to make $32 million. more than all but four of those 158 corporate ceos. just ahead, the next stage in chris rock's career. and later, is what's good for the goose still good for the gander? well-being.
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>> thank you. you know, women are just like the police. they can have all the evidence in the world but they want the confession. >> reporter: he is brash. >> my house costs millions of dollars. don't hate the player. hate the game. >> reporter: he is brilliant. >> that's right. you don't like gays, you're going to have a gay son. you don't like puerto ricans, your daughter is going to come home with one. >> reporter: and often a bonfire of profanity. >> i mean, they don't grade fathers but if your daughter is a stripper, you (beep) up. when i'm talking to young comics i tell them don't curse. i swear i tell them all the time because the money is not cursing. i'm doing fine. i have a big house. but ray romano would laugh at my house. ray romano would be like, are you kidding? you want me to live in that? >> reporter: because the real money is in clean.
>> the real money is in clean, baby. >> reporter: fear not. chris rock the master of stand- up comedy is not cleaning up his act, per se. but for the next couple of months he will be appearing on broadway. in a play using language his fans will find familiar. >> i'm also learning how to speak french. i'm taking a (beep) archeryry class. >> reporter: there's the title of the play. it's the mother.... >> yeah, it has two stars, whatever those two letters are. >> reporter: doing a play is a deliberate and risky move out of rock's comfort zone. >> now i realize how big broadway is. in the last four months, i'm like, wow, they just don't let anybody do this. (laughing) what's up with the hat? >> what hat? >> that hat right there. >> reporter: the play is a pitch black dark comedy. >> that's not your hat?
>> reporter: about five new yorkers connected by lust and addiction. >> i'm just a (beep n (grown man trying to make my way in the world best i can. >> it's like raging bull without the boxing. that's what kind of is. it's kind of a real adult version of a honeymooners episode. >> reporter: is there anything you've done that prepared you for this in any way, shape or form? >> the closest i would come to this is saturday night live. it's weird too. i was looking for the cue card guy the first week of rehearsalal. i'm like surely they'll have cards at some point. surely, al pacino is not just out there there must be a monitor or something, a teleprompter somewhere, right? i mean, we'll learn it, yeah, but there's some back-up, right? >> by a way i'm ralph. >> reporter: rock, who plays ralph dee an amoural aa sponsor said he welcomed the opportunity to be part of an
ensemble. >> you're in prison looking at a photo. i was in motel 6 looking at the real thing and the real thing is we were both happy. i was happy. you were happy. fact. >> in a weird way this is like the acting school i never got to go to. i'm very interested in seeing how this affects the rest of my work. because in a weird way it feels like i knew nothing. i almost want to buy back all my movies. i'm sorry, america. i didn't know what i was doing. >> reporter: rock's first movie, a bit part as the playboy mansion parking lot attendant in the 1987 eddie murphy blockbuster beverly hills cop 2. >> check this out. i get $10 for cars. i get $20 for limos. what the hell is this? >> reporter: rock idolized murphy. he says murphy was one of the first comics to play to people his own age.
>> and i'm going to eat it all. i'm going to.... >> reporter: in a crazy show business kind of way, it was murphy who gave rock his start. there's a story that says that you were in line to buy tickets for an eddie murphy show like at radio city or something. >> true story. the line was so long-- this is before, you know, before the internet, before, you know, back when they had lines, right? and i'm in a line and i'm reading the times and i see an ad, you know, this thing for the comedy clubs. i said, i just walked from like something... just had a little epiphany. i walked from radio city to catch riding star and signed my name for audition night was that night. i've been doing stand-up ever since. we don't even have salad dressing. everybody got salad dressing. no black salad dressing. you know what black salad
dressing is? >> reporter: if all humor is based in grievance then rock has never had a shortage of material. irreverent, incorrect and spot on. >> there ain't a white man in this room that would change places for me. none of you. none of you would change places with me, and i'm rich. >> reporter: and rooted in experiences he had as a child. being bussed out of his brooklyn neighborhood to a predominantly white school. >> i to get up every morning at 6:00 in the morning to go to school and compete with white kids that didn't have to wake up until 8:00. that's not fair. i have a teacher going chris can't read. no, i'm going, chris is (beep) tired. >> reporter: his four comedy albums and five hbo specials once earned him the title of entertainment weekly's funniest man in america. but being funny has its limitations. >> i would say this when you're a comedian, people just
have an automatic opinion about you. especially if you use profanity in your work. like you don't curse at your kids. like you don't curse at your kids. like pass the m.f.cereal. people think that's what you are sometimes. >> reporter: so rock sought to counter that by writing, producing and directing his own films. >> i've got one more thing to say. >> reporter: like the 2003 come dehead of state. >> big and bright. ♪ deep in the heart of texas ♪ >> head of state showed you there was once a point in the very, you know,.... >> reporter: recent past. >> in the very recent past that they thought of a black man being president was funny. so the company gave me millions of dollars to make a movie about it. like here. >> reporter: to make fun of that idea. >> ha-ha-ha.
>> how many of you work in a city you can't afford to live in? that ain't right. >> reporter: and just five years later.... >> if senator mccain is elected we'll have another president who wants to privatize part of your social security. that ain't right. >> reporter: rock was also the creator, executive producer, and narrator for the award- winning television show "everybody hates chris." >> this man greg couldn't play sports. we talked about him all the time. >> reporter: an auto biographical look at his teenage years which is now in syndication and runs everywhere from malaysia to macedonia. in 2005, rock hosted the oscars to less than rave reviews. since then, he's kept a somewhat lower profile. rock, now 46, describes this time in his life as rebooting. >> you've got to be really good to last.
you really do. you're not going to get by just on being popular. i'm really just trying to learn and get better. being rich is not about having a lot money. being rich is about having lots of options. >> reporter: for now, option one is eight shows a week on broadway. and then? >> i'm trying to, you know, be in a position where i can do a lot of different things. and they all kind of funnel through comedy. i'm not getting super pretentious. i'm not about to. >> reporter: you're not going to do shakespeare in the park. >> i'm thinking about doing tyler perry in the park. how is that? trying to figure out which one. host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more
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through no fault of his own benjamin franklin's first name seems to have fallen into disrepute. here's our contributor tim noah. >> this is a $100 bill. it's the currency of criminals, and sociopaths. other people may use it but nobody else needs it. a.t.m.s almost never stock it. why does the u.s. treasury continue to print it? in this age of credit cards and debit cards you don't see a lot of c-notes in america. but foreigners love them. 65% of all $100 bills are held by foreigners overseas. the c-note may be america's most successful export. guess what? foreigners have fishy reasons for holding on to their benjamins too. let's review some base ikz. america's economic bargain with the rest of the world, especially china, goes as follows: they give us automobiles and computers and baby strollers. we give them dollars, the most stable currency in if world.
now usually foreigners don't stash green backs under their mattresses. foreigners want bank deposits which generate interest and treasury notes which generate more interest and maybe even some real estate or stock in u.s.-based corporations, which have the potential to create more wealth still. some foreigners though would prefer to hang on to paper dollars because-- shhhh-- they don't want nick to know they have american bucks. occasionally their motives aren't dishonest. if you h.i.v. in a corrupt country that is likely to seize your wealth you might have good reasons to hide your c-notes from the authorities but most foreigners it seems a best guess are in the hands of not very nice people: dictators, drug lords, warlords, oligarchs, terrorists. the u.s. recently redesigned the c-note to make life harder for counterfeiters operating in north korea and elsewhere but the easiest way to shut down high denomination counterfeiters is to stop issuing high dough
denomination currency. request do we keep printing $100 bills? the c-note is available to foreign dictators and criminals another paper currency would have to take its place. the leading candidate would be the 500 euro note. it has been nicknamed the bin laden. should the u.s. stop making $100 the bin laden could become the preferred can can currency of america's criminal class. surely if we banned our benjamins the europeans could be shamed into banning their bin ladens. it's happened before. back in 1969, the u.s. government started worrying about the sketchy doings of people who trafficked in $500 bills. you know what it did? it stopped making them. are you ready? >> osgood: coming up a man and goose. his family knows what to expect. hun, mike's coming -- let's get crackin'.
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lucy goosey is a term tailor made for the two steve hartman has had his eye on. >> reporter: when dawn breaks in echo park near downtown los angeles the geese that live here begin their daily routines. some go for a swim. some hunt and peck for food. and one we found just standing there by the side of the road patiently waiting for her mate to return. on his scooter. (beep, beep, beep) >> as soon as she sees me she'll come. >> reporter: she is a goose named maria. >> are you ready. >> reporter: he is a retired businessman named dominic. >> how are you, baby. >> reporter: together they have become the talk of echo park. >> how was your night, maria? >> they walk around the park together like they're in love. it's wonderful. >> reporter:. >> people would look at us like what is this. >> reporter: they've never seen a guy walking with goose
before? >> that's pretty a fact. >> reporter: it all began about a year ago when maria simply started following dominic. he wasn't feeding her. he wasn't coaxing her. he was just one of probably 1,000 people who walk around the lake every day. but there was something about his waddle that did it for maria. she's been submiten ever since. >> the other geese are not allowed to be near me on account of maria. she gets mad. >> reporter: it's not just other geese. >> i've seen her go up and scare the heck out of pit bulls. >> reporter: maria doesn't want any species stealing her man. >> maria, be nice. don't bite the dog. >> reporter: if she had her druthers she'd never let him out of her sight. >> she would fly all the home with me. >> reporter: she would? >> absolutely. no doubt in my mind. >> reporter: he knows because she's tried. many times. he'll take off on his scooter and maria will be right there, right by his side. unfortunately, although dom is a bachelor, he says he's not
ready for a live-in goose friend so he returns to the park and either has someone keep maria behind the gate long enough for him to sneak away or often times he'll simply sit at a bench and wait for maria to fall asleep before he leaves. has it changed you in any way? are you different person in any way. >> i quit eating poultry. i used to think birds were dumb. this has changed all that. >> reporter: but the real change was yet to come. just a few days after we shot this footage of them together. >> isn't she an angel. >> reporter: they weren't. although it happened a little sooner than expected, dom knew she would eventually have to be temporarily relocated here to the l.a. zoo. she has to stay here while the city completes a two-year restoration of echo park that includes draining the lake. she's now in quarantine for a month. zoo policy. but obviously a big problem for a goose in a relationship. >> when they develop a bond with a certain person they can have problems when that person
is gone and not there on a regular basis. >> reporter: which is why zoo vet curtis ing says the zoo granted maria privilege rarely extended to animals in quarantine: visitation right a. >> how are you, baby. >> reporter: dominic is allowed to visit twice a week. >> you can see the response when dominic comes which is great. >> reporter: together they now walk the length of maria's tiny two-room apartment. when they get to the end, they turn around and walk back. >> come on. >> reporter: in that sense nothing has changed between them. although the vet here has discovered something new about maria. namely, that she is a he. maria is a mario not that it matters to anyone. >> atta girl. i mean, atta boy. >> i think dominic has some sort of animal magnetism that has caused mario to bond to him. once that occurs that bonding can be a lifetime thing. i think we're seeing it now. >> reporter: same sex, different specie. but still total commitment. >> i am going to go.
>> reporter: they've always said love knows no bounds. >> and i will see you you next week. >> reporter: but now we have proof of it. >> i promise. >> reporter: thanks to one devoted love bird and a goose. >> osgood: a story from our steve hartman. now to bob schieffer in washington for a look at what's ahead on face the nation. good morning, bob. >> schieffer: good morning, charles. here we go again. is the government going to have to shut down because congress can't agree on a budget? we'll ask the senate majority leader harry reid about it. >> osgood: bob schieffer. thank you. we'll be watching. and next week here on sunday morning, animal attraction. bree♪ ♪ that's logistics ♪ ♪ a-di-os, cheerio, au revoir ♪ ♪ off it goes, that's logistics ♪ ♪ over seas, over land, on the web, on demand ♪
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