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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> good morning. i'm charles osgood and this is "sunday morning." in theory at least most of us believe in giving a second chance to individuals who have done wrong. in the case of a criminal wrong, we think that second chance has to be earned. but the individuals trying to win that second chance, the challenge is made a bit easier when they have a loyal champion on their side. as barry petersen will report in our cover story. >> tennessee sentenced david
harris to 20 years in prison for armed robbery. >> the cell door slams. what goes through your mind? is your life over? >> in the early stages, that is the mindset is that door closes and it probably will never open again. >> but the door did open, and she is just one of the ways his life has changed. >> there's definitely no hallmark card that says, "by the way, i was in prison for a long time." >> i love you. >> later on "sunday morning," a second chance for david harris. >> when you hear a hit song sung by famous singer and you know the singer didn't write that song but you can't for the life of you remember who did, that's familiar story to the man our russ mitchell will be taking us to visit this morning. >> you no doubt know his songs. ♪ by the time i get to phoenix ♪ >> but do you know the man who wrote the music? >> it went...
♪ oh my christmas tree isn't very big. ♪ in fact it's kind of small >> see, after all these years, i remember that. ♪ up, up and away >> later on sunday morning the stories behind the songs of jimmy webb. >> jason bateman is a film and tv actor who is getting a double dose of exposure these days. what goes with that is a grilling this morning from our own mo rocca. >> jason bateman is on a roll with star turns in two summer movies. >> i wish i had your life. >> i wish i had your life. >> he's been acting since he was a kid with a 30-year career that's had more ups than downs and a lifetime of hollywood stories. >> he's never done a sex scene. >> um, well, mo, i'm uncomfortable talking about that. god, you're going to pull that, aren't you? that's going to be the little tease on this thing.
>> jason bateman tells some later on "sunday morning." >> bene, vidi vici -- i came, i saw, i conquered claimed julius caesar. this man makes no claim to conquering, but he sees. bill geist will show us. >> maine is vacationland, filled with unique roadside attractions, none more so than wayne murphy's live chainsaw art show. we'll meet the father of chainsaw art, although we may not hear him, later on "sunday morning." >> we'll admire some classic fountain pens with rita braver, witness weddings past and present at the office of new york city clerk, herald a genuine lion and more. first, here are the headlines for sunday morning, the 31st of july 2011. it now appears some progress is
being made towards a debt limit compromise to avoid default by the federal government. nancy cordes is with us from washington with the latest. good morning, nancy. >> good morning, charlie. here are the contours of a tentative deal between congressional republicans and the white house as they're being described to us this morning. first, the debt ceiling would be raised this week by about $2.4 trillion. and that would likely get the country through the end of 2012 as the president had been requesting. now, it would be tied to at least $2.4 trillion in spending cuts to be made in two stages, $1 trillion now and the rest to be identified by a bipartisan committee of lawmakers in a few months. the deal would also require both the house and the senate to vote on a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. that's something republicans have been calling for, though it is unlikely to pass because any amendment to the constitution requires a two-thirds majority. now, one thing we haven't heard about are any revenues, increased tax revenues as part of this deal. that would be a major victory for republicans because they
have always insisted that revenues should not be on the table. charlie? >> nancy, what happens now? >> well, as soon as the deal is finalized, leaders will have to go back to their rank and file, both republicans and democrats, and make sure this has enough support to pass. then they have to put it into legislation fairly quickly and vote on it if they want to meet the tuesday deadline. >> nancy cordes at the capitol, thank you. there's word a verdict has been reached in the iranian government's case against two american hikers jailed since 2009, shane bauer, josh fattal and sarah shourd were charged with spying after crossing the iranian border two years ago. shourd was released on medical grounds last year. the court has a week to announc its decision. 30 civilians are reported dead after a government crackdown in hamas, seara. dozens more were injured in a barrage of tank shells and gunfire. it appeared the death toll will climb much higher. finally, on a much happier note,
we have another royal wedding to tell you about, queen elizabeth's granddaughter zara phillips married athlete mike tindall yesterday. the nuptials took place in edinburgh. among the guests, prince william and wife kate and the queen herself. here's today's weather. july will end as it began with scorching heat and thunderstorms scattered from coast to coast. august will pick up where july left off. expect more heat and more humidity during the week ahead. >> i'm here to take away that excuse that the system is set up to get you in, that ex-cons can't make it. >> next, one man's second chance. and later, actor jason bateman, two summer movies.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> we don't always get a second chance in life, which is why an account of one man's turnaround has been so intriguing to us. as barry petersen reports in our cover story, it all began with this letter in our inbox. >> "to whom it may concern, for about half of my life i have been touting the wisdom and whimsy packed into each episode of cbs news "sunday morning"." >> inside that envelope was a type-written letter that melissa harris wrote about her husband david. >> "two years ago i met the man of my dreams." >> about his past. >> "he was an ex-con, imprisoned
for 17 years in the tennessee department of corrections." >> but also about the david of today. >> "i have seen him work 50 to 60 hours a week at an office, attend school and teach pre-release classes to inmates who will soon reenter our society. he deserves to know that people pay attention when someone is doing good, not bad." >> the story intrigued us so much, we came to nashville, tennessee, to find out more about the crime, the ex-con and the woman who loves him. >> "thanks for reading and thanks for the weekly entertainment. sincerely, melissa harris." >> you're going to make me tier tear up. >> this is the first time i've seen or heard this letter. >> really? >> yeah. >> what did you think of what she said? >> very emotional and moving because that letter encapsulates not just a ten or 12-year journey but probably a lifetime journey. >> at 39, david harris' past is written on a million faces in
prison. raised by a single mother in a poor family, he turned good grades and football prowess into athletic and academic scholarships at a tennessee state college. but he couldn't hack it. he dropped out the first semester, worked a few jobs for several years, married, had a child, divorced and then turned to alcohol and drugs and committed nine armed robberies within five weeks to feed his habit, holding up places like this subway. >> typically two or three individuals walk in the door, one, two, three or none may actually have a gun to show. >> did you ever have a gun to show? >> occasionally. >> so you were armed? >> sure, absolutely. >> tie people up? >> sometimes. >> he was arrested in 1997 and sentenced to 20 years. >> you walk into this place. the cell door slams.
what goes through your mind? is your life over? >> definitely. in the early stages, that is the mind seth is that door closes and it probably will never open again. >> but david changed his story. he took correspondence college courses in prison, getting halfway through a degree when he was paroled and walked out of this gate in 2004. two days later, he found a full-time job cleaning up garbage at this restaurant, and on his days off, he went to college full time. it was a second chance, and he vowed to make good, beginning we finishing college. [phone ringing] >> hello. can i help you? >> then law school at night for four years while working at a paralegal and receptionist by day for a group of lawyers. >> if found guilty, yeah. >> i trust him explicitly. >> a group, including bret gibson, a former cop, now an
attorney. >> it gives us a little bit of hope because so many of our cases just seem hopeless, the people seem hopeless. we do everything we can to sort of give them a second chance or give them a third chance sometimes and they blow it. this is a guy who did a horrible thing. he took his second chance and he's made the absolute best of it so far. i know lawyers that wouldn't do as good a job as he will. >> there have been some bumps on the road back. a few years ago while working at battered women's center, harris dated several of its client, a violation of policy. he was asked to resign. david took responsibility for the incident, though some say his misstep may have been the result of inadequate training. >> did you see that? >> today that all seems like ancient history. two years ago he met melissa when he responded to her posting on our free blog. they got together, fell in love, but he waited five months before telling her about his prison
past. >> i wasn't annoyed at all, and i don't know if there is a protocol to follow to tell someone like that. there is definitely no hallmark card that says, "by the way, i was in prison for a long time." >> why so long? were you afraid that she'd walk away? >> of course because if this person with whom i'm sitting now knew my background, would they be talking to me? would they be looking me in the eye? would they run away screaming? that motivates every... your thought process in every new relationship. >> but melissa didn't walk away. last october they were married. now she runs her own house cleaning business, money that helped when she decided to go back to college. like david, she became the first in her family to get a degree with a little push. >> one thing david takes away from you is an excuse. every time. which is infuriating but awesome because, you know, he says, why don't you get your degree, and so i, like i like to do, i said,
we don't have any money. he said, well, apply for a loan. well, i don't have the time. you can make time, just go two days a week. everything you tell david, he's like, no, you can do it. he doesn't want to hear your crap. >> and that is the message, no excuses, that david has taken into virtually every tennessee prison for the last seven years. >> i'm here to take away that excuse that the system is set up to get you in, that ex-cons can't make it. i stand here before you seven years out of prison. since then bachelor's degree, law degree. nobody helped me with that stuff. working. i'm still on parole, y'all. i'm right here as a parolee. >> he shares how his then-three-year-old daughter visited him when he was in jail. he was behind thick glass. she thought he was like a snake in the glass cage at the zoo, dangerous. >> can you see the brilliance in that connection? it's absolutely right. she couldn't get to me because i'm a dangerous criminal. i take accountability for
putting her in that position at age three. i take accountability for putting my mother in the position of bringing her to that filthy, stinking visitation room. i take accountability for the injuries i inflicted on on the victims of my crime. >> victims, that is his critical lesson. >> you can see for the first time if they're talking about a victim or something that the first time the offender really realize, oh, i really did have a victim. i really did cause pain. i really did create havoc in the community. >> jis crosby is assistant commissioner for rehabilitation services with the tennessee department of corrections. by some estimates, up to two-thirds of ex-cons nationally end up back in prison within three years. tennessee's rate is only about one-third, and cosby hopes harris can help make it even lower. -peace iraqed a mile in their shoes. he's been there. they can directly relate to him. they know he's experienced what they've experienced. that's the value of having david
come back and talk to the offenders. >> david got his law degree in december. but the hurdles were not over. with the now-pregnant melissa cheering him on, david two weeks ago faced a hearing before the tennessee bar association to decide if this ex-con was worthy, if he has changed enough to be a lawyer and thus be allowed to take the bar exam. >> i love you. i love you. >> he knew judgment days like this come often for a man with a prison record. >> today is the day. >> the hearing was held behind closed doors. as melissa waited and waited. >> i just want to know. >> until finally the decision. >> they're going to let him take it. [cheering] >> last week david took the two-day bar exam. he will hear if he passed some time in the fall. and, as always, he can handle success but also face failure.
what do you do? >> i will be a father and a husband. i will go into a mcdonald's and flip burgers if i need to to put food on the table. i will dig ditches. >> someone once wrote the darkness in life serves a purpose, to show us that there is redemption. for david, prison was the darkness. redemption was work and ambition and finally love. >> his is the most important story to tell, that people do work tirelessly and against great odds to make amends for their burden to society. >> ahead... [lion roars] the roar heard around the world. >> this portion of sunday morning is sponsored by: specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice...
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earlier as a silent lion for goldwin features. when goldwin combined to form metrogoldwyn mayer, leo became huge. greta garbo may have wanted to be alone, but here she is side by side with leo in this 1925 publicity shot. at least five different lions have played the part of leo over the years, each with his own distinctive roar and hairstyle. they introduced many of the most memorable films of holiday's heydey. ♪ you're off to see the wiz the wonderful wizard of oz ♪ >> the leos were the target of some good-naturered spoofing, as well, from tom and jerry cartoons. [cat meows] to the credits for mary tyler moore's production company to steve martin's first pink
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>> for plenty of folks in our busy modern age, a pen is just an inexpensive, disposable item. not so for the craftsmen our rita braver has
seen at work. >> when i'm repairing grandfather's or grandmother's pen, i'm basically giving back a piece of their heritage to the owners. >> richard bender is known as "the pen doctor." >> you can see the ink there. >> once a developer of high-tech computer software, he now rescues low-tech tools of communication, working in his new hampshire studio. >> and if you look at...
>> oh. >> it was probably dropped and came down on a desk or a floor like that. >> his specialty is the nib or the point, which governs how a pen writes. >> fortunately this kind of thing isn't difficult to repair. >> not for him. no wonder
he has a four-month backlog of work. turns out there aren't many nib doctors. so you're one of the few, huh? >> i'm one of perhaps half a dozen in the world. >> what do you have? >> i have a becksly fine point. it's too broad and too wet. the and though you may never have heard of richard bender, he's a celebrity in the world of pens. yes, in this age of texting and e-mail and throw-away ball points, there is a world of fountain pens. >> you can put so much more character to your signature with a fountain pen than you can with a ball point. >> all on display at the annual
washington pen show. with 220 dealers, it's considered the biggest in the nation. >> they're just excited about pens. they come here and they talk about pens. >> bob johnson, who runs this show, says there's a lot of pen history here, starting with these from the late 1800s. they have no ink supply but must be dipped for each use. are those gold? >> oh, yeah, they're all gold. >> first successful fountain pen with an ink supply inside is credited to lewis waterman. he opened a factory in new york in 1883 and soon the whole country had a passion for pens. were there just scores of pen manufacturers? >> there were hundreds. >> rob morrison specializes in vintage fountain pens. >> it writes very smoothly. made in the 30s by parker. >> but there are plenty of new ones here, too, from -- some
costing thousands of dollars. >> i own this one, this one, this one. i have this one. >> real estate developer kareem salam says the pen show is better than football. >> i always win when i come here. >> and his suburban maryland home is filled with his trophies, a whole room devoted to his pen collection. there's one that pays homage to the da vinci code, several that celebrate the constellations, a whole section of montblanc pens in honor of writers. >> this one here is f. scott fitzgerald. >> so it's sort of a jazz-age pen. >> a 1920 jazz-age pen, and it has ivory with black onyx. this is 250-year-old bamboo. this pen here was about $14,000. >> my gosh. >> this is one of one.
it's a yellow jade with a purple jade on top. i had this one made specifically for me. he did a crystal, but i loved the purple. and so i had him do one for me with the clear crystal, swarovski crystal, and this right here has an 18-carat gold feed. >> kareem actually added up what he spent on some 400 pens. >> when i saw the bother number and it was over $500,000, i was like, what in the world did we do? >> but he says nothing beats the feel of a good fountain pen. and then there's the way friends react to his collection. >> it ranges from "you must be nutsz" to "i could have found a better use of that money." and then three is "how do i get started." >> all you need is one. ♪ would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon ♪
♪ it's sunday morning on cbs and here again is charles osgood. >> that's glen campbell singing his 1969 hit record "galveston." sound familiar? not surprising. after all it was a very big hit. jimmy webb wrote that and many more songs you know. russ mitchell now with a summer song. >> jim, do me favor. would you give me a list of artists who have recorded your songs over the years. >> well, i could try. the four tops. the supremes. mr. sinatra. tony bennett. liza minnelli. >> it seems like everyone has sung the songs of jimmy webb. >> linda ronstadt, way lon nelson, kristian stoferson, joe cocker. a few big names in there. >> and he had a few big songs in there, songs that dominated the charts back then and are
considered classics today. ♪ didn't we >> do you remember first song you wrote? here's how precocious jimmy webb was. his first song, which he wrote when he was 12... ♪ it's someone else i've known it all the time ♪ >> was later recorded by art garfunkel. ♪ webb wrote that song growing up in oklahoma. his father was baptist preacher. jimmy played piano in church. when he was 18, his family moved to southern california. a year later his mother died and his father decided to return to the midwest. but as he told an audience at new york university, jimmy informed his dad he wasn't going back. >> he had $44 in his pocket and
he said, i can't believe you're doing this to me, son, and he handed me all his monoand got in the car and drove off. >> young jimmy made the rounds of the l.a. music industry. his sheet music shoved in a paper bag. his first sale to motown records was a christmas song. >> there's a christmas tree. >> i wrote a song for the supreme, a christmas album called "christmas tree." >> i remember it well. >> i do. i find it utterly incredible that, and incredible that you remember it. but it went... ♪ oh my christmas tree isn't very big ♪ in fact it's kind of small >> see, after all these years i remember that. are you proud of that song? >> i'm not. not very. >> why not? >> well, it's no "white christmas. " >> but another song, recorded by
the 5th dimension, was something to be proud of. ♪ up, up and away my beautiful, my beautiful ♪ "up, up and away," huge hit. what did that do for you personally? >> well, it transforms your life. at first it seems like magical thing because i remember from going $600 a year, which is not a lot of money to, $60,000 a year, which begins to be a lot of money, to $600,000 a year. i bought 11 corvettes and i bought my dad a cadillac. i played elvis presley for a while. >> webb was launching songs that soared up the charts in the late '60s. each song with a story behind it. "by the time i get to phoenix" was about webb's rejection of a girlfriend. ♪ by the time i get to phoenix
she'll be ♪ >> but at first the song itself was rejected. >> i took it into the guys at motown, and they said, we don't hear it. we don't get it. you know. i think it's because they wanted a chorus. they were big on choruses. >> here's what they wanted. ♪ and by the time i get to phoenix ♪ she'll be crying the supremes go "crying." >> motown's no led to a partnership that would help define webb's career. ♪ by the time i get to phoenix she'll be rising ♪ >> he had always idolized singer glen campbell. when campbell recorded "by the time i get to phoenix," it became one of the most performed songs of the era, but it only whetted campbell's appetite.
>> glen called me up from the studio and said, "listen, can you write me another "by the time i get to phoenix." >> just like that. >> i said, no, i can't, i already wrote "by the time i get to phoenix." we were just joking around. he said, "well, can you write me a song about place?" >> the place webb came up with was wichita. but there was one problem. >> i didn't have the third verse. i got to the part where it goes, ♪ and i need you more than want you ♪ ♪ and i want you for all time and the wichita lineman ♪ is still on the line and then what i did is i just
played. i sent it over there, and i didn't hear about it for weeks. and i thought, i questions they didn't like i. i ran into glen somewhere, and i said, well, i guess you didn't like that, and he said, "no, no, you mean "wichita lineman." he says, we cut that. i said, "you did? cause it wasn't finished." and he said, "it is now." ♪ galveston, oh, galveston >> his next glen campbell song about a place was "galveston," but campbell's interpretation wasn't exactly in keeping with the song's mood. galveston was a reaction to the war in vietnam, the story of a soldier missing his girlfriend back home. >> glen did it like this: ♪ galveston, oh galveston galveston ♪ it was almost patriotic, you know. >> exactly.
>> and the way it was written was really... [slower] ♪ oh, galveston >> and now we get to the rather strange, very long piece de resistance that is "mcarthur's park." actor richard harris first put it on the charts. later donna summer took it to the disco, giving webb his only number-one hit. ♪ the song is filled with oblique metaphors about a romance gone bad. ♪ someone left the cake out in the rain ♪ i don't think that i can take it ♪ cause it took so long to bake it ♪ >> lyrics like that made "macarthur park" a classic,
but also a song people love to hate. humourist dave barry named it the number-one bad song of all time, but webb continues to perform it himself without apologies. [cheering and applause] these days he's something of a songwriter emeritus. >> i can't tell you how much we enjoyed your show. >> thank you. ♪ i put it in the music >> he's still writing and commands such respect that for a collection of his best-loved songs last year, the studio was filled with stars, ranging from willie joel... ♪ and i need you more than want you ♪ >> to linda ronstadt. ♪ but the ending always comes at last ♪ >> to, of course, glen campbell. ♪ by the time i make old
albuquerque ♪ she'll be working >> despite campbell's recent announcement that he has alzheimer's, webb and campbell still occasionally perform together. ♪ up, up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon ♪ >> but mostly after he's heard everyone else sing them, webb likes to sing his songs his way, and if his wife laura is any guide, that might be the best way of all to hear a song by jimmy webb. ♪ i bruise you and you bruise me ♪ >> do you have favorite song of your husband's? >> i do. when jimmy sings "all i know," you hear these words "all i know" coming out of him, and i tell you nine times our of ten i cry every time.
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i've never tasted anything so delicious! tim: [ laughing ] you got it! male announcer: for five generations, with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. >> 26-year-old american star anthony kim back from injury. he's the leader at the greenbriar classic later today on cbs. >> now a look at the national debt showdown by the numbers. right now the debt is at its legal ceiling, $14.3 trillion, up from $1 trillion in 1981. of that, $3.6 trillion is owed to us, the public. including financial institution, pension funds and individuals. if you own a u.s. savings bond,
you're part of the debt. the federal government owes another $6.2 trillion to the federal government, including $1.6 trillion to the federal reserve system and almost $5 trillion to various government trust funds, including social security. nearly one-third of the remaining debt is owed to foreign countries with china topping the list. so in what sort of shape is the government to pay off this debt? as of friday, the treasury had just $39 billion in cash on hand. by tuesday august 2nd, deadline day, that balance drops to $26 billion, and by wednesday, the 3rd, the government will have just under $15 billion available with $23 billion in social security checks to send out. there's new hope now that negotiators on capitol hill and at the white house have reached a deal to raise the debt ceiling, avoiding the unimaginable. and on a subject of unimaginable, consider this: yesterday we learned that apple,
>> marriage new york style was the title of a report cbs news broadcast back in 1988 about weddings at the city clerk's office. with marriage in new york city very much in the news this past week, we thought we'd show you that story again, along with a post-script. >> i don't know. >> raise your right hand please. do you both solemnly swear or
affirm that these are your legal signatures and the statements are true to the best of your knowledge? >> yes. >> yes. >> okay. that's $10 please. >> so romantic. >> is credit card good enough? >> please have a seat and wait for your name to be called. >> i was really pleased. i'm probably selling my soul for $10. >> oh, a credit card. >> a divorce decree. >> aren't you glad you found me. >> we're now issuing 85,000 licenses a year in new york city. certainly the aids epidemic may be one of the causes for it. >> romance lives in the city of new york.
people sense it's a little more dangerous to be free wheeling as people may have been in the '70s. >> i'm too old to try to run around. i don't have wheels no more to jump on the bike and go down. >> yes, you. can >> no. >> yes, you. can >> one-stop shopping. >> you have to find out if there is room in the church that we could wait in. you know, like you're late. we're not little kids anymore. >> we probably have seen more of a variety of people than even motor vehicles because at least if you're going to get a driver's license, you at least have to have access to a car and you have to have intentions of learning how to drive, whereas here all you need is the $10 and somebody who loves you. >> we're just pacing. >> what menu? >> the mother my menu and i did
the other day on wednesday afternoon. >> i thought you were going to talk about the menu with me. >> you couldn't be there. >> you didn't even ask me on the phone. >> john, i did everything possible. >> you're pretty relaxed actually. >> what, about doing this? sweetie, i love you. there's no big issue. the things i'll be nervous about are... >> i can't believe you didn't discuss the menu. >> i tried to make it for today. >> i was looking forward to helping you select the food. >> i know, i was looking forward to your helping me. >> well, we can still go out and have lunch no matter what. >> if you want to be married, this is the place. >> over here, sir. the bride and one witness, sir. the bride and one witness.
i think it's about time i retired because i've seen it all. then i'll write my book. >> like the day the model came in with the paper dress on, and he gave her such a bearhug it just ripped. but the undergarments was beautiful underneath, so it didn't matter too much. $5 please. when i call you again, you go inside. >> yes, sir. >> give me a kiss, eddie. >> i love you. i love you. i love you. >> donald and evelyn. donald and evelyn, go inside please. >> i'm starting to get... >> you're starting to get the jitters? >> yeah. >> whatever you do, don't faint
on me now. >> i feel more secure being married. it's nice to have that little paper. >> if it gets done... >> no if it gets done. it will get done. remember. >> it will. >> okay. >> and then we've got three days after that. [laughing] >> do either of you know any reason why you both should not be legally joined in marriage. >> we paid $10 across the hall. now you got to pay $5. that's $15. then i said, well, if you went to st. patrick's, you'd pay more than that. >> do you james take patricia? do you benjamin take rebecca? do you tanner take sharon. do you bruno take jamie in holy matrimony as long as you both shall live? you don't have to go out and get the business. the business comes to you.
like i say, it's pleasant and the train lets me out right under the building. do you reynaldo take anna in holy matt mowny as long as you both shall live? >> i don't know what to say. >> do you want to get married? >> i do. >> i do. >> do you katherine take richard in holy matrimony for as long as you both shall live? >> yes, i do. >> i do. >> i do. >> and as you both have consented in wedlock and have acknowledged it before this company, i do by virtue of the authority vested in my by the laws of the state of new york now pronounce you husband and wife. congratulations. >> thank you. >> kiss your bride, daniel.
okay. >> do i still have to fix you some lamb tonight? >> yes, baby, because i'm hungry. potato, black-eyed peas. >> potatoes and black-eyed peas? >> yes, i'm hungry. all this running around to get married. i'm hungry. >> this is what i'm going to have to do all the days of my life? >> yes, baby, because i love you. >> oh, mama. >> right. ♪ how the world can change it can change ♪ due to one little word married ♪ married see a palace ♪ to one little word until
married ♪ and the whole that was there ♪ suddenly ceases to be for you wake ♪ look around and say somebody wonderful ♪ married me [cheering] >> married. >> welcome, everybody. today's the day you can do no wrong. we are gathered here today to witness the exchanging of marriage vows. do you, do you, do you solemnly declare to take george to be your lawfully wedded spouse? >> i do.
>> absolutely. >> most definitely. >> do you promise to love, honor, cherish and keep her, cherish and keep him? >> yes, i do. >> for as long as you both shall live? >> i do. >> i do. >> as a symbol of your promise, please place a ring on the young lady's finger. ♪ look around and say somebody wonderful ♪ >> by the powers vested in me by the laws of the great state of new york... ♪ somebody wonderful married me ♪ >> i now pronounce you man and wife. it is my honor and my pleasure to hand you your marriage certificate. >> thank you so much. >> congratulations to both of you, and may the three of you live happily ever after. congratulations. >> thank you. >> have a beautiful life
>> it happens this week, the last day on the job for a man who has always put me in my place. victor retires today after nearly 50 years of designing sets for cbs television shows, including this one. >> here begins something new. >> along with a new type of news broadcast, my predecessor, charles kuralt, introduced an innovative new set on that first sunday morning back in january 1979. the set was originally intended for a sports show, and victor tells us he had to think for a while about how to translate
sports into the design. >> then i said, baseball, and i said, that's kind of compact. there's home base here. there's first base here. >> when that sports show never made it on the air, "sunday morning" founding producer chad boshield claimed the design for another new show, just a few slight alterations. out went the sports imagery and in came the sun, gracing the clear plexiglas panels that have become our signature look. >> it wasn't scenery that you were looking at. it was just there, almost floating across a horizon. it sort of echoed the feeling of what the show was all about. the set did not upstage the show. >> nor does it to this day. a television classic. our thanks to victor for his wonderful design and our heartfelt wishes for much happiness in retirement. >> i wish i had your life. >> i wish i had your life.
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oh, that's why. >> it's sunday morning. here again is charles osgood. >> that's jason bateman in "arrested development. " it's in the early stages of being developed into a movie. he's already in two movies this summer, and he's getting plenty of recognition. our mo rocca has tracked him down for some questions and answers. >> you are insanely gorgeous. >> did we get that? did we get that clearly? "you are insanely cool" i think is what he said. >> jason bateman is everywhere these days. >> all right. >> but he's not letting it go to his head. >> there you go. >> this summer is a special time because you're in two movies. >> it's very special, mo. it's very special. >> what is it like seeing your face everywhere? >> that part i'm not a big fan of. don't get me wrong. i am narcissist. but you don't want to wear out your welcome. >> i have finally decided who i want to be our new vice president of sales. me. >> the first of his summer
movie, "horrible bosses," has already grossed more than $90 million in the u.s. the dark comedy about three underlings so abusedded by their employers they decide, naturally, to kill them. >> how are we supposed to fake three accidents? >> among these three, bateman is the voice of reason, a role he's come to master. >> what if it's an undercover cop. what if he -- we can't afford it. he gets pissed off and kills us. >> could that happen? >> the audience needs to represented in what is an often an absurd situation. that's the character i usually get. i'm the tour guide for the audience. >> what are you doing? you're not going to ring the doorbell. >> that's not easy to do. >> well, i'm not doing hard work. we're in the scientists here. >> but in the soon-to-be-released very r-rated "the change up," bateman gets the break the mold, playing a
straight-arrow lawyer who changes bodies with his playboy buddy. both: i wish i had your life. >> we pee in a magic fountain and switch live, as you do. >> as happens. >> that's what happens. so very organically, i get a chance to play the loud freaky guy that usually the character i play reacts to. >> there's more to being a lawyer than what you see on tv. >> yeah. >> i object! >> oh, my god. >> okay. >> bateman credits his mother, a british former flight attendant, for his dry wit, and his father, a writer and producer, for the acting bug. he started auditioning when he was ten, and in 1981 at age 12 landed the part of james cooper ingalls. "little house on the prairie." >> your personal favorite. i can see it in your eyes. >> i love "little house on the prairie." >> $15! what are you going to spend it all on, james? >> i don't know.
>> soon after, bateman's older sister justine was cast as the superficial mallory on "family ties." >> which outfit do you like best, the one i have on now, okay, or one of the first six i tried on? >> correct me if i'm wrong here, but you and your sister at one point were financially supporting the family? >> no, i think that's overstating it. but there was a contribution to the pot from both of us. it wasn't uncommon for parents to manage kids, and that was sort of the situation at the time. >> there would be more successful tv shows, "silver spoons." >> good evening, miss somer. >> "it's your move." "the hogan family." >> what's the up side of being a child star? >> you get to skip a lot of school and girls will talk to you. >> really? >> bateman became a teen heart-throb and at 18 seemed destined for movie stardom.
let's talk about "teen wolf 2." >> great. great. finally. >> "teen wolf 2" was his first starring film role. >> oh, my god. >> but "teen wolf 2" -- [howling] >> -- was a dog. >> it was bad then. it is bad today. if you stick around long enough, you'll have some things in your past that are fun to look at. >> what's it like when a movie tanks? >> well, it's tough. but, you know, you blame it on somebody else and you move on, mo. >> bateman proved on but without the success he'd had as a teenager. there were failed pilots and short-lived series, and a tv movie with katharine hepburn. >> people leave. it's fact of life. some people die. some walk out. some are pushed away. but we go on. >> what did she tell you? >> she told me a lot of things.
she told me to stop chewing gum. she told me to cut my hair. she told me to stop acting at one point, not as a career choice but in a particular scene. she said, cut, cut, cut, stop acting. i said, what do you mean? she said, just say it. just say the lines. all right, let's gosh, let's roll. and i did. and she said, there. that's good. >> when he wasn't playing a part, he was just playing. hard. >> the '90s was a lot of playing. >> when you say "playing," by the way, how hard were you partying? >> i was going out, drinking and doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. it was fun. it was blast, but at a certain time it's kind of not cute anymore, and you catch up and you want sort of the adult stuff. >> i don't want to blaib it, but why not. to go from "teen wolf 2" to where you are today, how the heck did you turn it around? >> i just got lucky. i got a good job. i got "arrested development." >> my lovely wife lucy. >> the sitcom "arrested
development" focused on the dysfunctional blute family with bateman as the sane center. >> they're going to keep dad in prison at least until this gets all sorted out. also the attorney says they're going to have to put a halt on the company's expense account. >> interesting. i would have expected that after they're keeping dad in jail. >> jason bateman, "arrested development." >> it lasted just two and a half season, but the part earned him a golden globe award and rebooted his career. in keeping with the show's tone, bateman 2.0 was funny in a wry, understated way. >> not a lot of people watched "arrested development. " >> right. >> but it still helped you. >> yeah. the people in hollywood watched it, which was great for future employment. any suggestions? >> with a new lease on show business life, bateman chose carefully, taking mostly supporting rose and working with people he admired in films like
"up in the air," "the kingdom," and ""juno"." >> what? >> i'm getting place in the city. it's something i've been wanting to do for a long time. >> you're great in "juno." >> thank you. that's it. full stop. period. that's the extent of the things you like? >> that's one of the thing... >> there was an ellipses on the end. >> you're great in "juno," dot, dot, dot, not you're great in "juno," end of story. >> thank you, mo. >> now 42 with his wild years behind him, bateman is married with a four-year-old daughter. is this a good place to raise a daughter? >> his father-in-law knows a little something about being a teen idol. your father-in-law is... >> paul anka. >> that's pretty cool. >> he's great. i pick his brain as much as possible because he went through all this well before i did, and we have a great time. >> settle in. relax. you're here for the long haul.
>> 30 years into his hollywood career, jason bateman is hoping for 30 more. mindful of the lessons he's learned along the way. he's a weird head trip and you don't want the buy the attitude you need to be renting. what i'm focused on is making choices that lend themselves to a longer career. >> is it slow and steady wins the race? >> for me it is. i love it. i'm a very, very lucky guy to still be working today. >> what we're seeing is a stupendous pile-up of immensely careless people. >> ben stein on the debt crisis next. when you've lost interest in everyt aches and pains, fatigue. when it becomes hard to ignore that you need help. that's the day you do something.
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so we made ocean spray cranberry juice cocktail with a splash of lime. it's so refreshing, your taste buds will thank you. mm... oh, you're welcome. what? my taste buds -- they're thanking me. uh-huh. >> feeling the urge to sound off about the national debt debate? so is our contributor ben stein. >> there is a telling scene in
the great gatsby where jordan baker, the shady golf pro says, "i hate careless people. it takes two to make an accident." >> the days are now dwindling down to a precious few. >> in president obama's words, "we are almost out of time." >> the debt stalemate in washington... >> this comes to mind because of the dught, tax, debt ceiling crisis the nation is going through. what we are seeing is a stupendous pile-up of immensely careless people who have been heading for trouble for more than a decade now. there's no doubt that bill clinton for all of his issues left the federal budget on sound financial footing. it was undone by the bursting of the internet bubble, the two wars following 9/11, but mostly because of the folly of supply-side economics, which falsely assured americans they could have their cake it a eat it, too. there never was any convincing data to bake it up, and the result of supply-side tax cuts were immense government deficits under bush 43. there was also another problem,
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>> he came, he saw, and bill geist went to see what he saw. >> when the wooden wildlife returns to rural roadsides, summer has arrived in america's vacation land. chainsaw art, considered rather crude by connoisseurs of the fine art, remains popular among tourists. >> here goes a bear. >> a few of whom will ask themselves, "what were we thinking," when they get home. ray murphy claims the title "father of chainsaw art." originating the genre 59 years and more than 60,000 pieces ago. >> these things are all over the world. >> yes. i've got work on actually seven continents. >> antarctica? >> yes. there is a penguin in about art camp. there is a polar bear in the north pole, and all the places
in between. >> these artists, i can't draw a straight line, and he does this with a chainsaw. i mean, you know. >> jim is a collector of ray's work. >> i got the harbor seal, the ship's captain, the skunk. >> oh, yeah, the skunk. >> and the big eagle. >> he bought so many sculptures from us we could afford a vacation to go to arizona. he paid for my vacation trip. >> sensing the louve might not be interested, ray drove his art to the people for 25 years. >> i dove that bus a million miles. i was all over the united states and can ca with it. it was even in mexico and central america. >> in the '90s he settled here in hancock, maine, opening a studio and gallery. but ray has bigger plans.
hi built a theater that seats 400 for live chainsaw art shows. >> i'm the kind of guy that would step out on the end of the plank and step off and see what the hell happens. >> every summer evening, ray steps into his sound-proof booth and for 90 minutes performs chainsaw marvels. especially if attendance at this show was 18. at age 69, ray still has eagle eyes and the steady hands of a surgeon. ♪ i can hear you coming. >> he saw words on popsicle sticks and attempted to notch numbers one through 20 on a toothpick. as a rapt audience looked on. [applause] >> mission impossibility.
>> do you think you have a gift? >> i have a touch that no one else possesses. >> a emphasizes the reel in his chainsaw art, saying there are many pretenders out there. >> there are some of these, you talk about chainsaw carvers, they don't even own a chainsaw, but they're chainsaw carver. now, to me that's a little bit artificial. >> you know how they always say build it and they will come? well, sometimes they don't. we stuck around for the next show, where the official attendance was... >> second time in a week. fantastic. >> well, this guy. bill ze rck. >> i just like to be fascinated by different things, you know? >> not that others didn't consider attending. [applause]
ray always picks an audience member for the personalized belt buckle act, and my odds weren't good. i didn't know we were going to stray into family planning. >> no blood on it at all, not a drop of blood. >> both nights the few who did come to ray's show seemed to really like it. >> very interesting. >> he's wonderful. >> you'd expect to hear at least one kid say, "dad, are we really in a metal warehouse watching a man trying to write numbers on a mustard seed with chainsaw?" i mean, it is family vacation. what better time to introduce youngsters to the fine arts. >> an appreciation from our bill geist. now bob schieffer in washington
for a look at what's ahead on "face the nation." good morning, bob. >> good morning, charles. well, it look like there could be a deal to stave off financial default. we'll talk to the top negotiators, republican mitch mcconnell and senator chuck schumer of new york. >> thank you, bob schieffer. we'll be watching. next week here on "sunday morning"... big-name architects in one small town by design. a living, breathing intelligence ♪ machines have a voice. ♪ medical history follows you. it's the at&t network -- a network of possibilities... committed to delivering the most advanced mobile broadband experience to help move business... forward. ♪
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