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morning" is coming up next. more with charlie rose in his interview with bashar assad. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, september 10th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." one day after syrian president bashar al assad tells me he may or may not have chemical weapons, his country now says it is ready to surrender its stockpile. >> we'll talk to senator john mccain about the new proposal to avoid air strikes. plus scott pelley on his interview with president obama. and a huge battle out west. californians say they're losing their water in the name of wine. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> what we're seeing has only come about because of the credible threat of u.s. military action. >> the crisis in syria takes a diplomatic detour. >> syria will accept the russian
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proposal. syria's chemical weapons will be placed under international control. >> the president shouldn't really be drawing red lines, and i hope he's learned hi lesson. >> look into the camera talk directly to president bashar al assad, tell him specifically what you think he must do. >> i don't need to talk to the camera. >> overnight a wildfire near san francisco doubled in size. the 3,700 acres, 100 homes evacuated. >> flooding fears persist today in the southwest, yesterday in phoenix, about 2 1/2 inches of rain submerged several cars there. >> he's shooting. >> more drama for george zimmerman. his estranged wife called 911 saying he was threatening her with a gun. so far no charges have been filed. >> what are you going to tell me? >> he should pay me. >> one person is missing after a house explosion in northwest indiana. debris scattered 75 yards away. >> today's the day we find out if the rumors about apple are
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true. the tech giant expected to unveil two new iphones. >> rafa nadal has won the u.s. open for a second time! >> and the houston texans have stunned the chargers! >> managers went at it had to be restrained. show walter hollering at girardi, screaming at him. >> and "all that mattered." >> what is wrong with you? that's what i want a response to. >> i heard the question. i guess -- >> find out if anthony weiner sticks around. >> her latest music video, miley cyrus appears naked on a wrecking ball. the video for her new song "metaphor." >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning norah. >> gorge charlie.
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welcome back. looking forward to hearing more about your trip to damascus. >> new developments from syria. the country says it is ready to deal on chemical weapons. the news comes hours before president obama takes his case to the american people. >> monday the president suggested he might support a plan requiring syria to give up its chemical weapons. he told cbs news it was a potentially positive development. margaret brennan is in washington. >> reporter: don't need a private conversation public. in the last few hours, syria's foreign minister said his country will accept the new proposal in order to avoid, in his words, u.s. aggression. but still no detailed plan on how to verify or count the transfer of syria's chemical weapons. when one is presented, the u.s. will take a hard look at it. the plan to allow international monitors to take control of syria's chemical weapons was first discussed behind closed doors by presidents obama and
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putin at the g-20 summit in russia last week. it was revealed publicly for the first time monday by secretary kerry in response to a question from cbs news. is there anything at this point that his government could do or offer that would stop impact? >> sure. he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week turn it over all of it. >> reporter: kerry's remarks prompted russian foreign minister sergey lavrov to float a similar proposal to the syrian government which quickly embraced it. former secretary of state hillary clinton called it an important step. in her first public remarks on the current crisis clinton warned the russians not to use the promise of a potential deal as a distraction to postpone a true resolution. >> this cannot be another excuse for delay or obstruction. and russia has to support the international community's
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efforts sincerely or be held to account. >> on capitol hill where the president's plan to strike syria gets less popular by the day, members of congress on both sides of the debate were skeptical but said the russian proposal was worth exploring. washington democrat adam smith is undecided on how he'll vote. >> if syria were to give up all of their chemical weapons, i mean, that would be the best possible result. >> reporter: illinois republican adam kinzinger is one of the few in his party to publicly back president obama. >> if the this is a serious discussion about disarming assad, then it may be a win-win without military strikes but the clock's definitely ticking. >> reporter: western diplomats tell me that france and the u.s. are very skeptical that syria will actually comply. and today france will ask the u.n. to enforce it militarily. but we know there's intense diplomacy under way, and that may delay any use of armed force or possibly win over some of the countries who have been reluctant to pledge support for action. this sudden potential has also
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allowed congress to postpone a vote on the president's call for military strikes. that vote was originally scheduled for wednesday. >> margaret thank you. charlie, even before these discussions became public president obama and president putin discussed this in st. petersburg in a 20-minute aside. you asked president assad about this. >> i asked him would he be willing to surrender his chemical weapons if, in fact, the president would not engage would not go forward with an air strike. and here's what he said. the president is prepared to strike and perhaps will get the authorization of congress or not. the question then is would you give up chemical weapons if it would prevent the president from authorizing a strike? is that a deal you would accept? >> again, you always imply that we have chemical weapons. >> i have to because that's the assumption of the president. >> yeah. >> that is his assumption and he is the one who will order the strike. >> it's his problem, the
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assumption. but we would do anything to prevent the region from another crazy war. >> anything to prevent the region from another crazy war. >> yes e. >> you recognize the consequences for you if there is a strike. >> it's not about us. it's about the region. >> it's about your country, your people. >> of course. my country. we are part of the decision. it cannot be discussed as syria. it should be part of the region. that's how we have to look at it. >> i read that he was prepared to consider if it would not lead to an attack on syria. >> and we'll see whether -- you know scott pelley asked the president about this. we'll talk to scott shortly. we'll see whether we can verify and how long this would actually take. >> to make it happen. there is a new cbs news/"new york times" poll this morning that finds the vast majority of americans, 61%, oppose a u.s.
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military strike on syria. only 30% support it. that is just some of the resistance president obama faces as he e speaks to the nation tonight. "cbs evening news" anchor scott pelley sat down with the president to talk about syria. scott, good morning. one of the first questions you asked the president, what do you think he thinks of this russian proposal that would have syria perhaps turn over or show some of its chemical weapons? >> well norah, when i met with the president late yesterday, he looked a little bit relieved to my eye to at least have the possibility of avoiding this military strike which he clearly does not want to pursue against the wishes of the american people if he doesn't have to. however, the president of course was showing a great deal of skepticism. he said this has to be verifiable. it has to be enforceable. he said over the next several days we're going to see how realistic all of this is. when we sat down with mr. obama in the blue room of the white house, we started with this news that russia and syria were
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proposing a diplomatic way out of this jam. what do you see in a diplomatic deal? >> well, the key is to paraphrase ronald reagan, that we don't just trust but we also verify verify. and so the importance is to make sure that the international community has confidence that these chemical weapons are under control, that they are not being used, that potentially they are removed from syria, and that they are destroyed. >> is the only agreement you would accept one in which we can be assured that all of syria's chemical weapons are destroyed? >> you know, i think it's premature for me to start drafting language. i think i want to see what exactly is being proposed and in the interim it is very important for congress and the american people to recognize that we would not be getting even
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ticklers like this if it weren't for the fact that we were serious about potentially taking action in the absence of some sort of movement. and so we need to keep the pressure on. >> the people aren't with you. >> yeah, well not yet, and as i said i understand that. i'll have a chance to talk to the american people directly tomorrow. i don't expect it will suddenly swing the polls wildly in the direction of another military engagement. if you ask the average person including my household, do we need another military engagement, i think the answer generally is going to be but what i'm going to try to propose is we have a very specific objective, a very narrow military option and one that will not lead into some large-scale invasion of syria or involvement or boots on the ground, nothing like that. this isn't like iraq. it's not like afghanistan. it's not even like libya.
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then hopefully people will recognize why i think this is so important. >> assad essentially put you on notice today. in the interview with charlie rose he said of the united states if you strike somewhere, you have to expect the repercussions somewhere else in a different form in a way that you don't expect. he brought up 9/11 as an example of the kind of thing america did not expect. do you take that as a threat? >> well, i mean i think it was intended as a threat. i don't take it as a credible threat in the sense that mr. assad doesn't have the capacity to strike us in a significant way. our embassies in the region u.s. personnel in the region they're always potentially vulnerable to asymmetrical attacks, but the truth of the matter is those threats already exist from a whole range of groups. and we understand what those threats are and take those precautions very seriously. >> when you hear the president talk about an asymmetrical threat that's eventually pentagon talk for a terrorist
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threat. so the president tonight will be speaking to the nation at 9:00 eastern time. of course we'll be carrying that for you here on cbs news. the idea is he hopes to be able to sway the american people and the 500 or so people who work under this dome behind me that it is appropriate to continue the military pressure. he believes that only with the threat of a military strike will this idea of syria destroying its chemical weapons actually be fulfilled. charlie? >> scott my impression is having talked with the president, that you sensed that he knows he has a very hard sell. the country seems to be divided over this. and the idea of some kind of compromise would give him and the syrians a way out. >> absolutely. an off ramp, if you will. i mean certainly the president was looking for something like that. the president has been trying to sell this charlie, as you know for the last several days and from the head count that we have on capitol hill he's only been
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losing ground. for example, yesterday, three senators came out against this. only one senator came out for it. so the president realizes that this is not something that the american people are interested in pursuing not something that congress is very excited about at least in terms of the military option. the president told us that even in his own household there wasn't a lot of support for the military option. but the president believes that the threat of military action is the thing that caused this diplomatic -- i want to say breakthrough, but we really don't know that it's a breakthrough yet because we don't know what the details are, but this diplomatic option to suddenly come forward. and the president is going to ask his secretary of state to get with the russians and try to nail down the details on what he hopes will be a deal. >> scott pelley thank you. it was interesting, charlie, as the president said to scott, even in his own household, that
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there is disagreement. the president in another interview also mentioned michelle obama essentially is opposed to military engagement. striking. >> it is the top -- where did this proposal come from scott? we may have covered that but this idea that it has given such life to this. >> well, charlie, you know, major garrett, our chief white house correspondent, was talking to his sources at the white house yesterday. and major told us that this idea came up from the russian president, vladimir putin, in a discussion that president putin and president obama had last week at the g-20 economic summit which was in st. petersburg russia. so apparently the president has known about this for several days. the world didn't know about it until our margaret brennan asked her question of the secretary of state yesterday. >> thanks, scott. >> thanks, scott. the president also indicated they talked about this a year ago too in a los cabos summit.
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scott will bring you live coverage of president obama's address to the nation tonight at 6:00 p.m. on cbs. senator john mccain is a longtime supporter of military intervention in syria. he joins us from capitol hill. senator, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what do you make about all the news about some compromise put forward by the russians and the state department that might forbid a military strike? >> well, i have a couple of thoughts charlie. one is that perhaps this would not have come about if it hadn't been for the threat of the military strike so there is some credibility to that course of action. but second of all, i'm very skeptical, and we should be since bashar al assad has refused to acknowledge that he even has chemical weapons. but i think the best test right away would be the syrian acceptance of international monitors to go to these chemical
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weapons sites and get them under control immediately, while the details of whatever disposal and other modalities are being considered and agreed upon. if he's serious, then let the monitors in there right away. we know where these chemical weapons sites are and get them under control immediately. and finally, some of us are already working on a modification to the congressional resolution that would require strict time lines and strict guidelines that would have to be met as part of the authorization for the president. and have no doubt that the numbers that you just saw are because of an incoherence about the message as to exactly what the united states is trying to do in syria. when the secretary of state says that a strike would be quote, unbelievably small then what does that mean? and, again, i still strongly believe that the only way bashar
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al assad leaves power is if there's momentum change which leads to negotiations and his departure. >> senator mccain, i read through and watched all the interviews that the president did yesterday. and i was struck that as the president is trying to sell the case for a military air strike he repeatedly talked about how that is not one of his top options. he prefers a diplomatic option. he said "i continue to believe there is not a military solution to the underlying conflict which is in part sectarian." do you believe this new russian syrian deal will delay a strike? >> i think -- obviously it has to now norah, as far as congress is concerned, because we have to see how this plays out. again, put me down as extremely skeptical. but he could not pursue this option would be a mistake.
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but, you know, again, 100,000 people have been massacred, a million children are refugees this is spreading into a regional conflict high school jeopardizing syria, lebanon, iraq is turning into a killing field for al qaeda and others and so we must in my view continue our effort to support those who are seeking to unseat -- negotiate the withdrawal departure of bashar al assad. >> senator john mccain, thank you very much. time for this morning's headlines. "usa today" czyz the senate judiciary committee will have landmark hearings today, the subject, legalizing marijuana, coming after the justice department announced it would no longer interfere with state laws that decriminalize pot. >> the "des moines register" looks at a controversial iowa gun law sparking a nationwide debate. a change in the law allows blind people to carry guns in public because a physical disability is not among the reasons a gun
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closures due to the fire there by mount diablo a lot of people are going to have to find alternates and highway 4 is obviously one of them backed upcoming off the antioch bridge. also we have had a series of multi-vehicle crashes, backed up from san leandro to union city in the southbound lanes. that is traffic. here's lawrence. >> some patchy fog around the bay area this morning. sweeping further onshore. so these temperatures going to be coming down. here's a live look from pleasanton. clouds made their way in that direction. humidity is on the rise. looks like cooler temperatures coming your way too still 80s and 90s inland 60s at the coast.
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well there's still one person we haven't heard from in the syrian bomb debate. the perspective bombee. what do you think the guy that's bombing him is thinking about the bomber? charlie rose sat down in an interview about the very subject. i'm just going to write down what i think he's going to say. >> it's going to get worse any foolish strike of stupid war. >> oh -- i had please bomb me. [ laughter ] >> i love jon back. >> you're in the news everywhere. police respond to another incident involving george
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zimmerman. this time his estranged wife is the one calling 911. we'll look at the newest case involving the man acquitted of killing trayvon martin. and the top colleges and universities, the magazine crunched the numbers for nearly 1800 schools. the decisions behind the decision making this year to show us who makes the grades. we'll see how charlie's duke did against georgetown. >> what do you think? >> they actually did better. >> i was wondering where you're coming from. an austin texas, woman with cancer hopes twitter can help save her life. it's part of her way of pressuring a pharmaceutical company into giving her an experimental drug. anna werner looks at the battle. >> looking good. >> reporter: 45-year-old andrea sloan is fighting a seven-year battle against ovarian cancer and losing.
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>> i've had several rounds of traditional chemotherapy. i've had two full rounds of radiation. i've had five major surgeries. >> reporter: all of them in seven years? >> yes. >> reporter: now sloan's oncologist, dr. charles levenback said she needs something new. he thinks her chances for survival is an environmental drug called bmn 673 made by biomarin pharmaceutical. >> andrea needs that it get her back from the relapses. that's why it's so compelling to find her something novel that's different from what she had before. >> reporter: the problem, sloan can't get into a clinical trial for that drug. but the fda does offer another route for patients like sloan, something called compassionate use. which allows drug companies to
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offer experimental drugs outside of clinical trials for desperate patients. this offers new hope for you? >> awe amazing hope yes. >> reporter: the company said no. in an e-mail to sloan chief medical officer henry fuchs wrote despite the companies's promising results we do not know whether it would and in whom it works. john and mary are andrea's parents. >> i don't understand why. >> it makes a mockery in my view in a statement that there is such as thing as compassionate use of drugs. >> reporter: biomarin declined our request for an on-camera interview. in a statement, it said its focus is on doing the greatest good for the great of the number of patients. and although it does support kags knit use, the company says
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it's too early to know if the experimental therapy is safe or effective or will even prolong life. dr. levenback said biomarin response is one he hears all too often. >> i cannot recall in the past ten years a patient who got compassionate use as a drug. >> reporter: not one patient in ten years? >> i can't recall it. i also haven't had a patient, as outspoken as there is determined to make a difference as andrea sloan either. >> reporter: sloan's twitter campaign has gotten the attention of people like wynonna judd and newt gingrich. her petition on has collected more than 30,000 signatures. >> at the end of my life i just want it to be said that i took the course i was given. i found joy in every one.
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and when it got really tough, i just held my head up and i kept my hope. and i just inspired people to never give up. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," ana werner dallas. >> it's one of those times where you say if everybody lays their cards on the table is there a way to allow this person if they understand the risk all of that, that they can somehow have one chance. >> i know andrea sloan is fighting for a life. and she's fighting for a way to save her life. >> and do it with dignity as she said. we turn now to new trouble for george zimmerman. the former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the shooting death of trayvon martin. well, he's had another run-in with police. in a dramatic 911 call zimmerman's estranged wife told a dispatcher that her husband threatened her with a gun. later, investigators say she
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told them she never saw the gun and she's now not pressing charges. mark strassmann is in lake mary florida. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's not clear whether george zimmerman was actually armed when he went to see her parents' home yesterday. when shellie zimmerman dialed 911, is he certainly made it sound like she was afraid for her life. >> i don't know what he's capable of. >> reporter: shellie zimmerman sobbing told a 911 dispatcher that george zimmerman seen here had attacked her father and was armed with a gun. >> he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying step closer. >> step closer what? >> and he's going to shoot us. dad, get inside the house. >> reporter: she also claims that zimmerman punched her father in the nose. it could be broken. if we could have an ambulance
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come. moments later, she broken down. >> okay -- correct? >> yes. >> she said that she was being threatened with a hand gun. and it was threatened behavior. >> reporter: she later claims she never actually saw the gun. george zimmerman's lawyer mark o'mara said the weapon was hole sistered and under zimmerman's shirt the whole time. >> he absolutely was not threatening with any firearm. i know on the 911 they were saying one thing. >> reporter: this happened less than two miles from the city of sanford, where less than two month as george zimmerman was acquitted of murder. since then he's been pulled over twice for speeding. o'meara said the stress of the trial has taken a toll. >> it's a tragedy what happened that night and a tragedy ever since. that tragedy is now playing out in the marriage.
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>> reporter: george zimmerman was involved in an incident of domestic violence once before in 2005 with a former fiancee who filed restraining orders against each other. police are still investigating yesterday's confrontation. but charlie and norah, again, so far, no charges. >> mark strassmann thank you. and $200,000. that's how much it can cost to send your kids to college. well, if you want to make your money count "u.s. news and world report" is out with the new rules. brian kelly is in the green room. he's got the results. that's next on "cbs this morning." [ male announcer ] this is jim, a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has afib atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts jim at a greater risk of stroke. for years jim's medicine tied him to a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but now, with once-a-day xarelto®, jim's on the
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call the "victoria azarenka" -- i think she's from belarus. victoria azarenka talks to animals. ♪ >> ooh. >> eee! [ applause ] ♪ >> he has nothing on the man who we watched last night grunting and grunting and grunting. >> it's not just the women, the men are quite loud on the court as well. this morning "u.s. news and world report" is out with its 2014 list of the best colleges and universities in the country. editor brian kelly is with us. good morning. >> morning. >> do you have a copy of the magazine for me? >> you know it's really not out yet. we're really all internet. the magazine will be out in a few weeks. we launched last night at midnight. we had a million people coming to us this morning, most of them china and india. most of america is not awake
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yet. >> who is number one? >> princeton edged out harvard. they've been jock condition over the years. princeton by a nose. mostly interesting, the alumni giving. way for they give money to the school which is a key indicator of how happy they are. >> when you look at those colleges that seem to have momentum, what do you find? >> well, you know we're foolings with the rankings all this to adjust for changes throughout. graduation rate becomes really important. you're starting to see schools that do well with that georgetown, my alma mater, has been rising, they do well in graduation rate. >> do they give a lot? >> they don't have a lot of money which is an interesting phenomenon. some of the other schools, duke your alma mater, has lots of money. >> they do. >> that's a strong suit. money not spent on salad bars and dors but money spent on education.
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>> getting the best professors? >> exactly. >> duke is number seven. georgetown is number 20. my alma mater. brian, you're also a georgetown grad. the editor there's no bias involved? >> i cannot influence it if i wanted to. >> what do you use to rank these colleges and universities? >> we've been doing this for 30 years. we look at the incoming students, we look at graduation rates. freshmen, how many freshmen, a lot of schools that's a big cutoff. if you fall off in the freshman year, something's wrong. either they're not admitting the right kids or taking care of the ones there. faculty salary a whole basket of things. >> the combination of research and teaching? >> exactly. it's a magic formula but it works. >> but is it accurate? >> yes, it's accurate. yes, we stand by the numbers. there have been a few instances where schools where fool with them. you know it's not many.
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it is again, millions of data points a year. 99 pt 99.9% are right. >> this has always been a big moneymaker and item for "u.s. news and world report"? >> yes, we rank 30 different things. we rank colleges law schools. it's the kind of things that people look forward to. it's not just a trivial list. >> didn't the president get involved with this? >> he wants to competes with. we're all for it. we welcome the competition. he wants to use it as a tool for steering federal policy. he agrees and we agree. there's a big problem on higher education. i mean the system is broken. these top schools are in some ways the exception, the bottom half, a lot of problems. and something has to be done. too expensive. kidsen graduating. the numbers are a way to get to a better answer. >> student debt is sti
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looks like temperatures will be cooling down around the bay area. outside seeing more low clouds and fog surging further onshore. so that is good news for the firefighters. humidities will be up and temperatures will be cooler for firefighters fighting that morgan fire. high pressure, well, it's out there today but kind of weakening somewhat. stronger sea breeze in effect so the temperatures going to be coming down. 60s coastside with some lingering clouds, some 80s and 90s well inland. next couple of days, will be cooler then slowing warm up through saturday. gripping worldwide reaction to charlie's exclusive interview with syrian leader bashar al assad. this morning, charlie tell us what it took to get into the capital of damascus. and assad tells charlie the influence of his father who led a mess kerr of his own. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." ♪
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. cooler weather may be helping fire crews on mount diablo. the morgan fire is at 45% containment. so far the fire has burned more than 3200 acres. that's less than what they originally estimated. a 56-year-old man who was trapped inside an apartment fire in berkeley has died. fire crews got andrew goodwin out of the burning building off oregon street this morning. he later died at a hospital. now they are trying to determine what started the fire. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. we have a series of problems in the east bay.
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a traffic alert westbound 580 by strobridge backing up to the y. southbound 880 was a mess from san leandro towards union city. we had three separate multi- vehicle crashes. everything is cleared but look at this the backups extend into oakland now. this is a live look at the oakland coliseum. so we are seeing our usual northbound delays but that southbound backup is due to all those crashes continuing like i said down past the union city exit. that is traffic. for your latest forecast, here's lawrence. delays at sfo because of the cloud cover up to an hour on arriving flights. let's get youout there right now just some patchy fog in toward the san jose area. looking good toward the afternoon. we are going to see a whole lot of sunshine. the good news is we'll see some cooler temperatures outside and then it looks like higher humidity the next couple of days. that will help the firefighters fight that fire at mount diablo. temperatures by the afternoon still some 80s maybe some 90s well inland. 70s and 80s around the bay and 60s at the coast. cooler tomorrow then warming back up on thursday.
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good morning charlie. good morning, gail. it's :00 a.m. in the morning. welcome back to "cbs this morning." syria's foreign minister says his country will accept russia's offer to hand over its chemical weapons. there are many questions this morning. we veal more of charlie's exclusive interview with bashar al assad. neighbors in one area of wine known for grapes feel like they're the ones getting crushed. last night's u.s. open did not disappointment. rafael nadal talks about his rally to beat i don't vac djokovic. syria's foreign minister
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says they'll access russia's proposal. there's still no detailed plan. >> would you give up chemical weapons if it would prevent the president from authorizing a strike? >> the president of course was showing a great deal of skepticism. he says this has to be verifiable. it has to be enforceable. >> the best test would be the syrian acceptance of international monitors to go to these chemical weapon sites immediately. >> an experimental drug could save her life but drugmaker won't give it to her. >> i'd like to understand why. i don't understand. it's her last hope. >> it's unclear whether george zimmerman was actually armed when he went to see his wife at his parent's home. >> i don't know what he's capable of. i'm really really scared. >> princeton number one. >> princeton edged out harvard. >> an epic finish at the u.s. open. nadal took home the trophy.
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the president realizes this is not something the american people are interested in pursuing. >> americans are afraid of long-term involvement. like george clooney, he doesn't want it either. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. potentially major developments coming out of syria. the country's foreign minister says his country will accept the russian proposal to put chemical weapons on international control. >> white house correspondent jay carney adds, quote, this is not something you can simply take the assad regime's word for. it has to be followed up by direct and credible action. >> president obama speaks to the nation tonight at 6:00 pacific time. a new poll finds 69% of americans say the president should not proceed with strikes on syria if congress says no. only 25% say he should. among democrats, 64% are against military action.
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that number rises to 74% among republicans. nancy cordes is on capitol hill this morning. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, gayle, norah, and charlie. members of congress are very intrigued by this idea of syria handing over chemical weapons. they see it as a way out of a risky and unpopular military endeavor. there were some senators who said, look this is the sign that just the threat of a military strike is working, all the more reason for members of congress to vote yes on this resolution. so far most of their colleagues don't appear to be listening to them. take a look at the latest numbers. as of yesterday, there was one senator who told us they were going to vote yes. there were six senators who said they were going to vote no. and one of those was originally a yes who changed their vote. as it stands this morning, there are 23 senators in the yes column, 23 in the no column.
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it's tied. now, the original plan was for the senate to vote tomorrow but senate leader harry reid announced last night he is going to hold off on scheduling that vote. he says he wants to wait to see where things stand after senate democrats and senate republicans meet with the president for lunch in a couple of hours here on capitol hill and after they hear what he has to say in his televised address. and there are many members who want to postpone things a day or two any way to see how things shake out with this syrian offer to turn over its chemical weapons. if they don't have to take a vote at all, many of them would welcome it. it's a very difficult vote with many of their constituents opposed. norah, charlie gayle? >> extraordinary. we hear the president after sort of receiving the idea in my conversation that he might be acceptak accepted it has a life of it own. >> they have tactically acknowledged that they do have chemical weapons since they will
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be willing to turn them over. >> there's thoughtful analysis in the papers today actually verifying and getting these chemical weapons is a lengthy, prolonged process. i bet that's why the president tonight might say that's why i need this authority from congress. >> it was interesting in the interview he kept denying they don't have chemical weapons. >> he didn't deny. he said he'd neither confirm or deny. in 1982 syria's president assad, the father of the current president, ruled the country for three decades. it's estimated anywhere from 10,000 to 40,000 people were killed in the month-long siege. on sunday i asked bashar al assad about his father's influence on what's happening today. >> you and i talked about this today. we remember hama and your father. he ruthlessly set out to
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eliminate the muslim brotherhood. are you simply being your father's son here? >> i don't know what you mean by ruthless because -- >> you know what happened by hama. >> i've never heard about soft war. have you heard of soft war? any war is ruthless. when you fight terrorists you fight like any other war. >> the lessons you have here are the lessons you learned from your father what he did in hama, which it is said influenced you greatly. >> said what? sorry? >> it is said that what you father did at hama influenced you greatly in terms of your understanding of what you have to do. >> the question what would you do as american if the terrorist invading your country from different areas and started killing tens of thousands. >> you keep saying he's a terrorist. in fact it is a popular
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revolution people believe against you that was part of the arab spring that was influence bid the other countries. >> revolution should be syrian. it can't be a resolution from abroad. >> it started here. >> those people that started here, they support the government. that's what you don't know. you don't know as american you don't know as reporter. that's why talking about what happened at the very beginning is completely different from what's happening now. it's not the same. there's very high dynamic, things that are changing on daily basis. completely different image. those people that want the revolution, they are cooperating with us. >> i'm asking you again, is it in fact you being your father's son and you believe the only way to drive out people is to eliminate them to same way your father did? >> in being independent, yes. in fighting terrorism, yes. in defending the syrian people and the country, yes. >> and his father killed tens of
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thousands of people with gas. >> exactly. >> given the ruthlessness of this regime why should we believe syria's foreign minister when they say they're willing to surrender control of chemical weapons. >> back to the point you raised. it would be with u.n. inspectors which prove to be very difficult in iraq as you obviously know. so at some point it's trust but verify as reagan used to say. it was fascinating and frightening to watch the two of you together. he went toe to toe with you at every step. all day long yesterday people kept stopping me on the street asking me how did charlie rose get that interview. and other than "i am charlie rose," i wasn't sure what answer was. how did it happen? how did it come together? very quickly, i hear. >> indeed. we didn't finally get it done until literally days before. it took place because i had asked for an interview. we had talked with jeff hague, the chairman of cbs and
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executive producer about the possibility of doing this. then it seemed to be going nowhere because of different hang-ups. then because of the pbs program, we said why don't we give you an unedited interview, which is the same thing i did with the president of the united states. >> that appealed to them. >> once we got there, willing to -- they didn't make any effort to change content. they didn't have any interest. there was nothing off the record. they didn't have any sense of saying you can't go here can't talk about here. none. it was the president -- this is going to be a very tough interview. they said the president would like for you to be that way. >> they said he was so calm and composed on camera. everyone kept saying he seems, dare i say normal he seems very in control, very calm. what was he like off camera? >> same way. absolute. >> how did you get into damascus? it's not easy to get there. >> first of all, you can't fly in. every time evidence' been there
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before, i have flown in. we flew to beirut. the cbs news organization was enormously helpful because they have people on the ground in damascus and beirut. they make these trips back and forth. we flew into beirut jeff bayer, paul needham and me. we drove into one check point after another, got to the border and we met on the other side, got our visas and drove into damascus. one hour later we were talking with officials of the syrian government. >> were you wearing bulletproof vests? >> we had them but we weren't wearing them. >> you had satellite phones? >> it took forever for them to examine the satellite phones. finally we had to leave them and pick them up on the way back. we didn't have armed guard, all those kinds of things. >> i think it's important to point out, not only the difficulty in getting into damascus. there are no american
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journalists in syria except for elizabeth palmer in terms of reporting what's really going on there is difficult. >> we were making that case as hard as we could, that they needed to do more of that and especially for cbs colleagues who were there now. >> i have to say it was one of those days yesterday where you go, i work with charlie rose yes, i do. in 37 career tche in 37 car rhee matches,
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a popular california wine is coming at a price. you'll see why some people are boycotting local wineries over water. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by lifestylist. find out how you can light up your life.
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a battle is brewing in california's wine country. some people say they're being left high and dry because of an explosion of wineries. as bill whitaker shows us that's leading to a fight over the area's one and only water source. >> reporter: paso robles a long california coast is known for gentle hills and climate, it's world class vineyards and wine. >> it's very good. >> reporter: now there's beautiful places embroiled in an ugly dispute over -- >> water. >> water.
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>> we all draw water from the aim region. >> reporter: this verdant region over an huge underground lake that would keep water flowing forever. that's what elaine hagan was told after she moved here. but this summer she let her green lawn go brown after learning that it would go dry. >> you can water to your heart's content. >> reporter: that's what you told you? >> what's changed? >> reporter: what's changed? >> so many vineyards moving in. >> reporter: wine put paso robles on the map. jerry jerry grows 24 varieties. >> we're kind of a victim of our own success. >> reporter: it's crazy to think that in essence water would suck the life out of their business.
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>> it's the vital product yet, the crops growing here 20 or 30 years ago used a lot more water. >> reporter: most vineyards use drip moderation. his neighbors tom and kathleen maas recycle their water. >> we've reduced it by 50% and we continue to pursue the efficiencies we can find. >> reporter: but growing grapes and growing population is stressing the aquifer. the water level has dropped 16 feet in 11 years. add to that a three-year drought and you've got a crisis. >> our groundwater basin only gets reflen mished from rainfall. last year we got three inches. >> reporter: construction worker juan gavilanes predicts what happened to him will happen to others. >> your well has run completely dry? >> yes, completely dry. >> reporter: he said it started when a vineyard was starts a
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year ago. now a hose to a well is his family's only source of water. he can't afford a new well. you couldn't move? >> answer me this would you buy this house without water? >> reporter: with bot cotting wineries county supervisor issued a 45-daytimeout on new development and vines. all agree water must be conserved and shared but how? there's no agreement. >> this is a small community. we each each other at the grocery store and football games on friday night. we have to work it out. >> reporter: certainly, nobody can drink to that. for "cbs this morning," bill whitaker california. >> i think that final bite was correct, we have to find a way to work it out. they have to
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 8:25 your time. let's take a look at some bay area headlines now. one man is killed this morning in an apartment fire happened in berkeley overnight. the victim, 56-year-old andrew james goodwin, the fire on oregon street broke out early this morning on the building's top floor. at least one other person was injured in that fire. some developing news regarding the crisis in syria. the syrian government just announced it has accepted russia's proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control. president obama has been planning to make the case for military action to stop the syrian government from using chemical weapons. he will talk to the nation later tonight. all eyes are on apple today. the company is expected to announce two new models of its
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iphone. the iphone 5s expected to have a faster processor, a better camera. the company may also announce a cheaper version of the iphone that could come in multiple colors and would be plastic instead of aluminum. traffic and weather coming up too on your tuesday right after this. the tide's coming in! this is my favorite one. it's upside down. oh, sorry. (woman vo) it takes him places he's always wanted to go. that's why we bought a subaru. (announcer) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. finish quantum was voted product of the year, better homes and garden's best new dishwasher detergent and it has the good housekeeping seal. giving it more honors than ever before. take the finish shine challenge and see what it can do for you.
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good morning. we have a lot of gridlock out in the east bay. check this out. traffic alert in castro valley is now cleared. but westbound 580 is super backed up all the way through the castro valley y. but this is really our hotspot.
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we have had a series of crashes along southbound 880 from san leandro all the way down past union city now towards newark. so that's a look at the drive. it is all red traffic sensors from oakland down to about dakota road. there was a crash actually by the dakota road exit for a while. avoid it if you can. that's traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> all right. starting out with a little more fog around the bay area and looks like cooler temperatures on the way as high pressure kind of weakens. we have a stronger sea breeze kicking in. still a mix of sun and clouds out over the bay right now. the temperatures are in the 50s and the 60s. good news for the firefighters. humidity is up, the temperatures are going to be down today. so they will hopefully be able to get a handle on that fire. still, temperatures by the afternoon moving to the 80s still some 90s inland. we'll see 70s and 80s around the bay. maybe a couple of lingering clouds and 60s out toward the coastline. next couple of days the temperatures continuing to drop off then warm slowly on thursday and friday then it
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looks like we'll cool off on sunday into monday.
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back and enjoy. i'm happy to say i feel very lucky. >> very lucky and a little skill. >> a lot of skill. he's the best player today. in men's tennis. >> the rocket. >> we could see that. >> there were some familiar faces among the 23,000 fans. to my right at arthur ashe stadium to my right. hey, who are these two sitting in the stands. >> norah o'donnell and charlie rose among those in attendance. >> what are you saying? yeah what were you saying norah? >> i said charlie, i'm going to go sit with david beckham. >> between leo and david beckham. >> yeah. no, i would choose charlie rose over both of them. >> sean connery was in the stands. >> it's the first time going to see a u.s. open match, i thought
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gosh, i wish i had been there with gayle the day before and seen serena. >> they're both great. you can't miss with either one. welcome back everybody. to "cbs this morning." right now, it is time to show you this morning's headlines. the "the new york times" says pope francis is reaching out to the faithful by phone. this morning he called to comfort a pregnant italian who wrote him her boyfriend unsuccessfully pressured her to have an abortion. the pope offered to baptize the baby. francis is now being called "the cold call pope." tsa is launching a program to speed up the security lines. more than one in american who flies will be picked at random. they'll be allowed to keep shoes and coats on and keep laptops in their bags. the program is expected to start by the end of the year. and the los angeles times
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""said that tim tebow is being offered a three year contract to play arena ball. it's called kiss. rock band kiss. the team said he could earn millions. one of the best known hotel brands is teaming up with the man who pioneered the boutique hotels. ian schrager is teaming up with the marriott. you're seeing first on "cbs this morning." with us now the aforementioned ian schrager and marriott ceo arne sorenson. welcome. what's it all about between these genius and large international hotel chain? >> i think it's a marriage of extraordinary skills. ian brings this keen eye for special boutique experience around design. he can describe it better than i can.
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so i'll let him do that. it's a place where he's -- >> what does marriott bring? >> marriott brings real discipline around service. skashlgs the power of reservations systems. world service. and culture. you put that culture with what ian brings we can have it all. >> tell us what you think a great hotel ought to do? >> elevate an experience. make you special. make you feel great. in visible design. >> how do we do that? how do we build special? >> it's a type of alchemy by announcing the details, you walk about and you feel special about it. >> you get a feeling when you walk into the lobby of a hotel where you go i want to stay here. i wonder how this actually started because years ago ian schrager, you said the marriott hotels is like the walmart of hotels. when you compare it to walmart
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no matter what you think of the brand, you have to respect it. do you feel differently about marriott? you must. >> i do. i've learned their expertise and their execution with creativity it's kind of one plus one makes three. it's incredibly exciting. >> you never think of marriott as trendy and hip. you, ian, are considered very hip and trendy. how do you mold it together? >> arne sorenson was leading this company and evolving with popular changes that i think a great company has to do. >> what about that arne to gayle's question how much did marriott need to enhance the experience in a hotel? and how many hotels will you do this in? >> we looked at this space for years, maybe a decade in wondering whether or not this was a substantial space in the industry.
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or whether this was a niche area that we needed to pay attention to. we decided, of course we knew ian for about a decade before we started looking into this. what we saw was an element of every customer's demands. so edition will be the most extreme for us. whether you look at the ritz-carlton ritz-carlton, everybody is looking for a richer experience than 10 or 15 years ago because they can have a richer experience. >> most people choose marriott because it's affordable. and you have a range all the way to ritz-carlton. >> edition is going to be luxury hotels but they're going to be luxury hotels that offer both extraordinary design and great service. that's one of the weaknesses we saw in this space. was too often for great design you had to compromise service. a great lobby but -- >> were you all picking out
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fabric swatches and colors? did you say i want a certain color scheme and a certain look. fabric is very important, ian, you know exactly what i mean? >> you know it's not really about the price. it's about the value. the experience you that want that's what set us apart from every hotel out there. >> and the look that you're going for. that's why i'm hung up about the fabrics. i do think the look creates a certain feel. what was the look you were going for? >> we wanted a no look. invisible design. we wanted something really really simple, when you walked in you felt really great and it wasn't so precious and it wasn't what will i call design on steroids. >> two questions, one is where do you find the ideas? i mean want to create an experience. where do you find it? do you travel? do you go everywhere you can? what is it that gives you i osmosis basically this -- >> on the street, charlie, all the ideas are out on the street
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in a very kind of raw way. and you kind of have to grab on to something that other people don't see and interpret it. >> and does it necessarily have to be that more expensive to be that more creative and more interesting and exponential? >> absolutely not. the three that we're doing on our balance sheet, the editions miami, new york, and london. they're all very expensive real estate markets. they also benefit from being great hotel markets. >> can't wait. can't wait for the new york. >> ian schrager arne sorenson great to have you both here. thank you so much. >> good looking tie, too. gloria estefan and her husband emilio are in our toyota green room this morning. good morning. we're going to talk
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it the rhythm is gonna get you ♪ ♪ the rhythm is gonna getcha the rhythm is gonna getcha ♪ gloria estefan and her husband are the team behind years of hit music. their success opened doors for latin stars like ricki martin jennifer lopez and shakira. now she's doing the standards. it's gloria's 27th album and the 31st of her career. gloria and emilio join us at the table. emilio emilio, you couldn't help yourself, the music is on and you're -- >> it's 35 years. it's almost impossible to play that on the radio. now we hear a whole different sound and we're so excited about that. >> and a lot of hair in that video. talk about a different shot i go to california i listened to it up i listened to it back.
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your voice is so perfect for that type of music. you say it's full circle for you? >> it is it's full circle. a lot of people say it's something that deviate from what i do but not really, my ballads came to being, these standards, songs like this not only from cuba but johnny mathis sinatra, and gene autry, moonriver, it's a wonderful world. it's truly my heart. >> you say this has been on the back burner for a long time? >> it has, when we first played "conga" on "the tonight show" with johnny carson. they asked us to do two. they said do you have something that people know well. i said well i'd like to do "good morning heartache."
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it was great. i sat at the piano with shelli berg who played piano. he's the dean of my alma matta. he asked me to sit in as a trustee for the people. and i said what about good morning heart. do you know that one. he transformed the idea. >> how long have you two been together? >> well we've been together -- >> 35? >> marriage. >> she makes the whole decision on her career. i make my own decision. of course, we consult each other. i think it's communication and respect and love. i think it's very difficult to work with your wife. >> i can imagine. >> 35 years. we love each other. >> listen you've been dating gloria since you were 17. >> he was my first and only. >> the only man she's ever been with. the first time i heard that i
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went really? >> listen you never know anybody else. you don't know. >> but at one point, how do you lose the husband part -- how do you navigate the manager part and the husband part? because sometimes, those overlap and they're not always in sync. >> it took a while. you're right they're not always in sync. he's got a good commercial mind and an ear for what people love. he works very much along those lines. especially in the beginning when they'd offer me all this money do an endorsement for a product. and i didn't particularly like the product. i'd say to him, hmm, i'm not going to do it. he said i'd eat the can for a quarter of the money they're giving me. >> and now the estefans are grandparents too. >> how cool is that. >> our son nayeb had a baby 14 months old, they lived 3,000
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miles away in l.a. for a long time but now they're back. >> and playing music in cuba what's going on there? >> well you know a lot of great music for years and years. the thing sometimes when you live in a communist country, you cannot sing or write whatever you want. in that country -- it's very much -- >> freedom of expression. >> there's a lot of rappers that are breaking ground there and they're kind of bucking the system and they're getting a lot of following from cubans. if you really don't toe the political line there you have no chance of being played on public which they own all the stations. it's tough. it was shut down for a long time. even when they did baena vista, that social album. it was the glories of the old cuban music and nobody knew about them. tough. >> wow, still making it happen after all these years.
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>> thank you so much. >> congratulations to you guys. >> thank you. >> "the standard" goes on sale today. with this year's u.s. open in the history books we'll show you how its former home is finding a future. that story is next. tomorrow on "cbs this morning," dale earnhardt jr. will be here in studio
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>> reporter: that's right before flushing meadows there was forest hills, specifically, this side of the tennis side where they used to play the u.s. open. most arenas stadiums of this vintage have long been knocked down in view of progress. thankfully, not this place. there is no question where the current center of the american tennis universe is located. but just three miles from the billie jean king national tennis center in flushing meadows, amid the train tracks and apartment buildings of queens sits the former center of the american tennis universe the stadium at the west side tennis club in forest hills. >> look where we're surrounded by -- >> reporter: there's a train going by. >> train going by and high-rise buildings. >> reporter: this has become a real oasis? >> yes. >> reporter: jim sheridan has worked here as the head grounds
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keeper for three decades after his father did it for 45 years. sheridan likes flushing meadows but he loves forest hills. >> it was a different feel. it felt you were in a place that's a little bit slower relaxed, civilized. over there it's a little rushed and hurried. >> reporter: the 16,000-seat stadium was built in just four months and host of the national tennis championships from 1923 to 19 instead of. jimmy connors, chris evert, billie jean king they all won opens here at forest hills. althea gibson won a first woman's grand slam here. arthur ashe. >> were you here where arthur ashe won? >> yes. >> reporter: jimmy connors? >> yes. >> reporter: jackie robinson the kendis mohammed ally.
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they all watched big time tennis. alfred hitchcock liked tennis so much he put it in a movie "strangers on a train." eventually it would outgrow forest hills. there were no superboxes or places to park. >> the celebrities and tennis players found out we have a bathroom here. we had a lot of high-powered people using our maintenance bathroom. >> reporter: this treasure gathered thick layers of dust. developers dug for the land. and twice this magnificent structure almost became kondos. if this stadium had been knocked down, what would have been lost? >> i think the essence of forest hills. and if you equate it somewhat, to wimbledon, this was their wimbledon. ♪ >> reporter: but the past provided a future. the stadium had also doubled as an a-list concert venue.
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the who, the beatles, the rolling stones all played forest hills. >> i was in the back of the stage and here comes mick jagger with a heineken in his hand. i said, hi, mick. he said how are you doing, mate? >> reporter: and last month for the first time in 16 years, they held a concert here. mumford & sons a british band packed the place. do you think it's going to make it? >> i hope this is the start of definitely coming back as a facility for concerts. with a lot of history. and i think it has -- still has a lot to give. >> reporter: and it looks like it will get the chance to get it. now the full tennis exhibitions featuring elite players. who knows, maybe one day a top
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald hi, everyone. good morning. 8:55 on your tuesday morning. i'm frank mallicoat. we got your bay area headlines now. so far, the morgan fire atop mount diablo has burned more than 3200 acres. the fire now 45% contained though and cal fire says the change in weather and winds helped fire crews keep those flames at bay the last 24 hours. one man is killed this morning in appear apartment fire in berkeley. -- in an apartment fire in berkeley, 56-year-old james goodwin. the fire on oregon street broke out early this morning on the building's top floor. at least one other person was injured in that fire. >> and all eyes on apple today in cupertino. the company expected to announce two new models of its iphone. the iphone 5s is expected to have a faster processor and a better camera and some other
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gadgets. the company may also announce a cheaper version of the iphone that could come in many colors and will be made out of plastic instead of aluminum. how about the weather? let's check in with lawrence to find out what's cooking. >> we are going to see temperatures coming down a few degrees outside. low clouds and fog have spread onshore. and well, looks like a stronger push and that means we are going to see those temperatures down, should help the firefighters fighting that fire at mount diablo. still, a stronger sea breeze for today. the temperatures are going to be dropping and that's some good news probably coming down over the next couple of days. still highs running up in the 80s and a few 90s inland. you will see 70s and 80s around the bay and 60s coastside. next couple of days the temperatures will continue to drop off. then warming back up a little bit on thursday, friday and saturday. before cooling back down sunday and monday. your "timesaver traffic" is coming up next.
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good morning. highway 4 still jammed up with local road closures around the mount diablo fire. marsh creek, deer valley so that's means people are heading towards highway 4 instead. it's very sluggish all the way towards bay point. northbound 880 jammed up. southbound improving. we had a series of crashes from san leandro all the way down into union city. and a new overturn crash eastbound lanes in hercules.
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