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good morning to our viewers in the west. sit wednesday, december 4, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." heavy snow and historic cold a prewinter blast rolls through the west. it is now impacting much of the nation. >> a rabbi complained over and over to an airline. the supreme court is listening. the frequent flier case that could affect travelers nationwide. patrick rick warren is in with a coauthor of a book that's helping thousands lose weight. >> we begin with your world in 90 seconds. >> the next couple of days is supposed to get down to 15
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below. >> a dangerous freeze grips half the country. >> a severe winter like storm could bring two feet of snow to the rockies. >> many cities can expect to be 20 to 40 degrees below normal. >> the worst storm in quite a few years. >> the engineer on the deadly commuter train crash told investigators he was quote, in a daze as he approached the sharp curve. >> he caught himself too late. >> president joe biden arrived in beijing to talk to the vice president. he publicly rebuked china in recent days. >> two sky divers dead after colliding during a jump south of phoenix. >> $18 billion in red. the city of detroit gets the go ahead to file for bankruptcy. >> labor unions plan to appeal. >> there's going to be pain for a lot of different people.
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>> lawson arrived preparing to give evidence in the trial of her two former assist ents. >> the space shuttle has launched. >> all that -- >> for some reason he threw it into the crowd. that's one of the stranger things you'll see. >> you've had a lot of success without a mush tach. you look like a baby lam. >> the capitol is brighter after getting holiday glitz. >> three, two, one. on "cbs this morning." an international report card for schools has four grades for u.s. students. in math it was well below average. >> luckily american students will never understand because they're 85th in reading.
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welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning norah. again bad weather. >> it is there. good morning to you char. i we begin with the winter storm threatening millions of americans. rocky mountains and northern plains, heavy snow up you to 15 inches that could fall in denver today. winter storm warnings are in ten states. our station wcco is in minneapolis. >> reporter: good morning charlie and norah. the snow has been falling in downtown minneapolis and throughout much of the state overnight. most drivers in downtown minneapolis appearing to using caution. there's a winter storm in effect until tomorrow morning. this has blanketed parts of
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northern minnesota with 26 inches of snow. four drivers have been killed in weather related crashes this week. dozens of schools are closed or delayed throughout the state today. police are urging drivers to stay off the roads if they can. visibility is reduced to less than a mile in some places. the combination of strong winds and heavy snow could result inoutages. the snow is expected throughout the day. there will be plenty left to shovel before the deep freeze sets in. >> reporter: high temperatures over the weekend are expected to be single digits. >> in minneapolis, this storm is giving drivers problems in the far west also. several inches on the ground in re reno nevada bracing for coldest temperatures of the year. our chicago station wbbm is
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tracking it all. >> talking about a major storm system plunge through the rockies and across parts of dakotas, minnesota and wisconsin. it wraps up in the rockies but continues for much of wednesday for wisconsin and minnesota. almost two feet in the central rockies. already a foot in northern minnesota. they could see six to 12 inches today. after the snow comes the cold. we're talking about 20 to 40 degrees below temperatures today. record lows across parts of the growing regions of california. dangerous cold will continue filtering in across the eastern half of the united states slowly this week. this sets up a late week ice storm potentially texas to pennsylvania that could start midday tomorrow. charlie, norah. >> megan is in chicago.
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there's still no official cause for the deadly derailment accident. the investigation is focused on the engineer rockefeller. jeff is at the scene in the bronx. good morning. >> reporter: good morning charlie, norah, our viewers out west. rockefeller, the engineer met with investigators last night and told them he experienced a quote, hypnotic daze before the train veered off the tracks. the i shall if officials discovered the train was traveling three times the speed limit. william rockefeller jr. wasn't completely focused according to law enforcement officials and rail union chief. the engineer said he slipped into a daze just before the crash. >> he zoned out. had one of those whoa where you drive the car, stair at the same thing so long.
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he zoned. he caught himself but too late. >> tuesday the ntsb said alcohol tests for rockefeller and the crew came back negative. they wouldn't comment on his state of mind but found no sign of mechanical trouble. >> there's no indication the brake systems were not functioning properly. >> just two weeks before the crash the ntsb says rockefeller switched from night shift to day shift. he clocked in sunday 5:04 a.m. second day of a workweek. he typically worked nine how are shifts and was supposed to make two round trips that day. >> there's indication he would have gotten full restored sleep. >> rockefeller hasn't been seen publicly since the crash. the former supervisor and friend came to his defense. >> it was everyday practices for
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him. >> there's been a tremendous amount of work over the days to clear the tracks. now some commuter services have resumed this morning in this area. charlie, norah. >> all right, jeff thank you. vice president joe biden met with the president of china two hours in beijing longer than expected. biden is calling for trust in the high level face to face talks are china over the self defense zone. >> reporter: the vice president arrived in china today where he continued unexpectedly difficult diplomatic dance. one of his first stops was the u.s. embassy in beijing where he met visa applicants. he spoke candidly with the hundreds lined up.
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biden reiterated u.s. opposition to china's new air defense zone as he met with japan's prime minister in tokyo tuesday. china's zone overlaps with one policed already by japan which includes air space over islands in the east china sea claimed by both countries. >> this action has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculations. just ahead of the vice president's visit, china's defense ministry said it would continue to enforce the zone and is, quote, fully capable of exercising control. >> biden stopped short of calling on china to revoke the zone. why? >> they're not going to. you know they're not going to. then you look weak. >> jim mcgregor is an author and business man set to take part in economic meetings with the vice president tomorrow. >> how does this conflict over
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the air defense zone change biden's visit? >> it derails the visit for what it was supposed to be. this was supposed to be about economics. now we have this air defense thing overshadowing it. >> reporter: the vice president and china's president are scheduled to have dinner tonight. the event is off limits to the press. the question is behind closed doors, will the two leaders be able to set a side the decisive issues making headlines and instead make head way on issues including north korea, the economy, and trade where china and the united states might cooperate? for "cbs this morning," seth doane, beijing. >> this morning unions and retirees in detroit prepare appeals. a federal judge ruled tuesday the motor city can cut pensions clearing the way for detroit to enter bankruptcy. this decision is a major blow putting municipal workers on
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edge and cities across the country. dean reynolds is in detroit. good morning. >> reporter: good many. detroit officials are talking about a fresh start through bankruptcy. that will involve very tough cuts and many public sector retirees here are bracing for painful sacrifices that could set a precedence around the country. >> do you feel betrayed? >> i feel betrayed shortchanged. i feel angry. i feel a lot of different things now. >> get you moving and then try the treadmill. >> david allen was a firefighter 20 years before the on the job accident left him barely able to stand. he's been getting a monthly pension of $3,000 from the city but he knows that's coming to an end. >> the reality is there's not enough hundred to address the situation no matter what we do. >> allen is among the 23,000 public retirees facing an uncertain future. >> if they cut my pension to
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what they're talking about, 16 cents on the dollar there's another empty house in the city of detroit. i can't afford it. >> the fact is that detroit cannot pay its bills or provide basic services. the judge said it's in solvent. the short handed police force takes 58 minutes on average to respond to a call for help. the national average is 11 minutes. at any one time two-thirds of the city's 36 ambulances are not running. >> this is a national humiliation isn't it? >> it's a bad day. it's also a bad day for other cities and counties following detroit. >> consider the 25 major u.s. cities said to be short, combined $125 billion of what they owe in retirement benefits. if detroit is allowed to cut pension benefit, critics fear others might be likely to
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consider bankruptcy an option to do the same. >> what we do today affect those that come after us even next year. >> reporter: no other major u.s. city is in deep a hole as detroit. with $18 billion in debt everybody agreed something had to be done to save the city. charlie, norah. >> all right dean thank you. next week the senate will act on a gun control bill passed by the house on tuesday. it extends the existing law that bans guns able to get around metal detectors or x-ray machines including those made from plastic 3d printers. an investigative journalist showed how easy it is to slip a plastic gun through security. they became within yards of prime minister benjamin netanyahu. they face fierce opposition.
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nancy nancy nancy nancy cordes is on capitol hill. >> house republicans actually extended the ban as is yesterday. some senate democrats argue that dangerous new technology has rendered it obsolete. >> those in favor say i. those opposed, no. >> the bill the house passed tuesday prohibits the manufacture of guns that contain less than 3.7 ounces of metal. renewing a ban dating back to 1988. democrats say that leaves a loophole that needs to be closed. a plastic gun with detachable metal parts could be disassemble disassembled they say. the ban needs to require all guns require a piece of metal that cannot be removed. >> gun right supporters say you're creating a problem now. >> who wants to be the first
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every person person to be injured or killed by a bullet fired by a plastic gun? nobody. why don't we protect the american people from that possibility. >> the national rifle association says the nra strongly opposes any expansion of the fire arms act. >> the debate took on significance this year after a texas man, cody wilson managed to build a mostly plastic gun using a home 3d printer. the state department was so concerned others might try it they ordered him to remove the blueprints from his website. chuck schumer is pushing the ban on the bill next week. >> every antiterror oimp groupism group says closing the loophole is
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required. >> if the senate fails or ends up being different from the house version, a fragile compromise or hot button issue could fall apart. >> thanks nancy. this morning the supreme court is weighing the legal rights of a rabbi fighting with the airline over frequent flyer miles. this case could have implications for anyone wants to complain about service. >> good morning. >> so what does this all mean? >> first of all i have to say isn't it crazy? tli of the supreme court deciding cases like obama care. here we are, a guy from minnesota who was really annoyed ant his service on the airline complained repeatedly. northwest booted him off the frequent flyer program. in america, what did he do? he sued.
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>> why did the court hear this? >> it involves serious complains about airlines a 1978 law says take that to the department of transportation. you can't file suits all over the country. juries in other states can't set policies. that's what northwest lawyers argued yesterday in saying if you've got a complaint take it to the department of transportation. don't file a lawsuit. >> this is fascinating that a rabbi that complained about the frequent flyer program, they booted him off. what does hit mean for the rest of us? >> i think the justice seems skeptical although sympathetic. we all complain about airlines. we don't complain that much. it won't have impact on much people. we go on twitter, talk to neighbors, don't file a lawsuit. it could give the airlines more power. >> jan, while we have you, what happened with alabama?
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>> oh. you know what i left the house this morning to do the show. this is the first time i've been in public actually. i'm wearing red. norah, i appreciate the support. can i just say roll tide. >> or rolled tide. >> charlie. >> thanks jan. got to go. >> this morning investigators in arizona are trying to figure out why two experienced sky divers collided in midair. they ended up plunging to their deaths. a group of 200 jumpers were trying to set a record tuesday. they fell and two sky divers ran into each other with 200 feet left to go. their shoots collapsed. it's time to ho you this morning's headlines from around the globe. los angeles times look at the meningitis outbreak at in california. a fourth student became ill. sofrom
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fraternityies were urged not to hold parties to spread the disease. a bea con has been detected and a family of five was a board when the plane disappeared. the software executive from california reported a frosty start to the day this morning. the coldest temperatures of the season have rolled in and will stick around for some time to come. mostly clear skies now over russian hill toward the golden gate bridge. that weak offshore wind bringing some dry cold air to the bay area right now, many of those temperatures in the 20s and 30s. as we head toward the afternoon, highs only in the 40s and 50s. i think an even colder start to the day tomorrow, maybe some showers on friday.
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weather. a courtroom battle for an iconic portrait of the actress farrah fawcett. see what's behind the fight of her long partner ryan o'neal. a single ounce of bourbon can sale for $50. police are trying to solve what
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald we are now seeing some of the coldest temperatures of the season settling in over the bay area. let's get you out there live right now. clear and cold from our mount vaca cam. clear skies continuing all day long but even with the sunshine, these temperatures are going to stay very cool. out along the coastline, get this, we are even seeing some frost out toward the beaches. that gives you an idea of just how cold that air is with arctic air overhead. today and tomorrow morning it will be colder. out the door, yes, you have some sunshine now. but the temperatures running into the 30s and 40s in many spots down in the 20s into santa rosa. i think as we look toward the afternoon, well, the freeze warning in effect now and also into tomorrow morning, and these temperatures even in the
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afternoon hours going to be chilly plan on highs only into the 40s and the low 50s. next couple of days, some colder air moves in even more freezing temperatures for tomorrow. then maybe showers and low snow levels on friday. looks like temperatures start to moderate on sunday. we are going to check your "kcbs traffic" when we come back.
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good morning. getting a mass transit check right now getting word of some delays for ace train 3. a signal issue in livermore right now. trains are a half hour late at least. train 5 having a similar issue. bart systemwide is on time. out we go taking a check of our sensors. crash westbound 4 before 680 causing slowdowns there and san mateo bridge traffic more crewed. another update in a half hour.
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look at this spectacular time lapsed photography of the earth. it's taken by the crew of the international space station. the crew stitches together high-definition images from space exec diggss. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour a christmas tree crisis. one of the most popular types of trees is being killed by a fungus. we'll look at what that means for your holiday symbol in your home. plugs,s, mystery solved. it's been hidden from history for decades. see how the u.s. used it to beef up its own military mite. that's ahead. on friday mementos from the
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late farrah fawcett will be going up for auction. one item will not be up for bid. that's a painting that's at the center of a legal battle. the case pits her former partner ryan o'neal against a powerful university. >> reporter: ryan o'neal left a los angeles courthouse after another battle to keep a painting by andy warhol. it was seen hung in his bedroom. it's one of two that warhol painted in 1980. >> for the first 18 years they each had a portrait in their home. and between 2001 and 2006 before she was diagnosed with cancer that portrait went back and forth. >> reporter: when fawcett died of cancer in 2009 she left her art collection with the university of texas which has one of the warhol portraits and is suing ryan o'neal for the other. >> both of those warhol pajts
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were in her condominium at the time of her death and they were in there at the time of her death. it ought to go to the university of texas because it was part of her living trust. >> fawcett became a star in the 1970s hit tv show in "charlie's angels." ryan o'neal was the lead in the heart breaking "love story." >> has that played a role in how this developed. >> it obviously had some effect on it because she didn't mention ryan o'neal in her living will. not a word. not even an ashtray. >> reporter: o'neilal admits he took it. fawcett herself took out insurance on her painting, which she renewed weeks before her death. >> for the first 23 years, it was only insured. when it was located in her
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condominium for the most part that's when it was insured. >> reporter: the actress talks about both pajts. >> how many did he make of you in. >> two. >> two wow. >> well he made probably three. well, i don't know. i have two. i have one in my place. >> oh, really? >> reporter: o'neal's attorney says the reality show does not reflect reality. >> ryan o'neal has made it clear he's not going to sell this portrait. he's going to give it to his son and that his son can decide what to do with it. >> reporter: even the value of the portrait is disputed. the university says it's worth $12 million. o'neal says it's been appraised at $900,000. john blackstone, "cbs this morning," los angeles. and this is not going to be a very merry chris
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fewer options this year as crops in many states face a looming threat from nature. since 1949 families have been coming to bob's trees in galway new york, to pick out their christmas tree. david eaton grows the farm and grows balsam pines, korean and frazer firs. >> that's about 14, 15 feet right there. >> reporter: the frazier is his hottest seller. >> whereas the frazer fir is extremely soft pliable, easy to decorate and it just doesn't drop its needles. >> reporter: but the species native to north carolina is
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temper mental. and there's a growing susceptible to root rot. eaton's cut down 400 of the infected trees this year alone costing him at least $20,000. >> this tree was still healthy until late this summer and i see now it's turning off color. >> reporter: brian is a plant pathologist studied the fungus at the university. >> this has grown throughout wherever the frazier fir has grown. >> reporter: one suggests that the leading producer oregon could loose up to $304 million a year in fungus and in its native state, north carolina, lost crops could total more than f million a year. david eaton cannot continue to plant on
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es made it to the lot, chances are they're not infected. you can see the difference. >> thank you. >> christmas tree farming is a big deal down there for a lot of people. people. think about this when you see the story. the great thing you would go is go with your father, cut the tree and bring it in. here you go to someplace like michelle is standing in front of and you p
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chip reid is at the sonar national air & space mum. good morning. >> reporter: good morn charlie. the submarine found off the coast of hawaii was a technological marvel for its time. believe it or not it was always an aircraft carrier. the minutesurfaced it would be ready to take off. fortunately for the u.s. the navy conquered the submarines and they surrendered to the u.s. before this plane flew a single mission. the wreckage was discovered off the coast of oahu nearly half a mile deep. it was a declaration of researchers. the i--400's location was found on the ocean floor.
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james delgado was there. >> three of us crowded into a tiny six-fight atmosphere and dropped into the darkness and out of the darkness there it was. a huge submarine sitting on the bottom. >> reporter: it was one of three everbility. it carried three small bombers and was capable of sails one time. it was conceived by the admiral who masterminded the attack on pearl harbor. he wanted to use it to attack the cities and in the panama hotel hotel. >> they never were able to carry out that mission and at the end of the war they were caught at high seas and surrendered neil as gunpoint to navy forces. >> reporter: it finally sunk off the coast of hawaii. the u.s. wanted to hide the sub's secret technology from the
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soviet union. ultimately i-40 won pave the way for the next generation of american submarines in particular american sub maliks that would take the atomic bomb because they recognized in these subs what they had wit theable to put not a plane but a missile. >> you know the curiosity about world war ii is endless and then they find stories like that. >> it is. the search this morning for [ male announcer ] this is jim,
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residency at madison square garden. billy joel said he'll perform at the new york city venue once a month as long as the fans want him. shows january through april are already sold out. >> another thing for us to go to. >> yeah. i'm in. >> all right. i'll go. it's not easy getting bourbon. whiskey fans will find it even harder today after
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searched craigslist and the blog. no dice. they're still missing. police are now racing the stakes. on monday the frankfort sheriff's deputy pap yvan winkle announced a reward. >> i'm expecting to to make a huge business. >> bourbon is a big business in kentucky. there are more barrels produced than there are people. but pappy sells it each year making it one of the most prized and rare bourbons in the world. one bottle aged for more than 20 years can retail for more than $200. >> it's very hard to find. i find it one of the highly regarded best bourbons in the country. >> reporter: he's a bourbon expert. >> partly it's the matter of the
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lore they built up. it's the story behind it and making it something everybody wants and nobody can find. >> reporter: it's made more rare in light of the recent theft. it's worth around $26,000 but could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars for thosele thoseling to pay for it. >> the black market and grey market for whiskey is pretty robust and someone with connections could probably unload it relatively easy. >> reporter: kenneth mccoy owns bar in manhattan that as of now serves three different ages of pappy van winkle. he says customers call every day asking if he carries the bourbon. one ounce sells for 50 bucks. >> it's become the brad pitt of bourbon. >> reporter: sit it's disappeared from the distillery of kentucky whisker lovers
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tore a few bars last night. and guess what. a frosty start to the day this morning. the coldest temperatures of the season have rolled in and will stick around for some time to come. mostly clear skies now over russian hill toward the golden gate bridge. i think an even colder start to the day tomorrow, maybe some showers on friday.
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald and good morning to you. it is 7:56. i'm juliette goodrich. bitter cold is bearing down on the bay area. plenty of places could drop well below freezing and that has people bringing out hats and gloves. a freeze warning is in effect until thursday. also search teams looking for a san jose family are hopeful weather conditions will improve today. the pilot and his family disappeared sun while flying from oregon to montana. today more people and planes will join the search. 50 searchers and five airplanes will be involved in today's effort. traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. out to oakland right now. they are working to clear what sounds like a four-car crash out of lanes northbound 880. it's by that 23rd exit and traffic obviously backs up towards 66 just past the oakland coliseum. so heavy delays there. otherwise, the san mateo bridge moving at the speed limit this morning out of hayward no problem getting over the high- rise. and out towards the bay bridge, conditions are actually improving backed up towards 880 overcrossing. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> all right. skies mostly clear this morning. that cold arctic air now settling in overhead. and yeah, these temperatures have been falling. we have seen some frost even out near the coastline this morning. taking you to ocean beach, nice and clear going to stay that way all day long but these temperatures are cold. 31 right now in santa rosa. 32 and freezing in concord. 36 in san jose. this afternoon, highs only in the 40s and the 50s. i think an even colder night tonight, early tomorrow morning, chance of showers on friday. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you did. yes yo no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you
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♪ good morning, gayle, good morning, charlie, good morning, everybody. it is 8:00 a.m. in the west and welcome back to "cbs this morning." dangerous cold weather spreads across much of the u.s. snow the falling from the rockies to michigan and parts of minnesota have more than two feet on the ground. anthony mason looks at a bankruptcy ruling allowing detroit to cut pensions for retired workers. but other cities will also feel the impact. and first on "cbs this morning" pastor rick warren and his co-authors tell their diet success story. but first here's a look at today's eye-opener @ 8:00. >> a major storm system plowing through the rockies. also up across parts of the
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dakotas, already falling across parts of minnesota. >> rockefeller met with ntsb investigators last night. he told them that he experienced a, quote, hypnotic-like daze just before the train veered off the tracks. >> the questions behind closed doors, will the two leaders be able to set aside divisive issues. >> they're talking about a fresh start through bankruptcy but that will involve some very tough cuts. >> look at this spectacular time lapse photographer of the earth. it's a montage of video and photos taken by the crew of the international space station. >> the annual tradition picking out the perfect christmas tree but people may have fewer options this year. >> the bourbon is still missing. police say they're now raising the stakes. >> we're just trying to bring pappy home. >> what happened with alabama? >> running all the way back! auburn's going to win the football game! auburn's going to win the football game!
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>> oh. >> come on. >> i left the house this morning to do the show. this is the first time i've been in public, actually. ♪ i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. the first day of winter is more than two weeks away but a deadly storm this morning is gripping much of the country. >> low temperatures are hitting 20 below zero in parts of the dakotas. snow and ice are making driving difficult in many areas and the cold weather is now pushing east. our station wcco is in minneapolis. >> this storm has already dumped two feet of snow in northern minnesota, and it's proved to be deadly. four people have already been killed and the weather is expected to continue through tomorrow morning, but we're not the only area that's dealing with this weather. heavy snow moving from the rockies blanketed colorado residents with snow overnight.
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today temperatures will drop into the single digits in some areas. denver could get up to 15 inches of snow. highways stretching from utah to the northern great plains were in bad shape yesterday as the snow decreased visibility schools closed early and some flights were canceled. the cold weather there is expected to continue throughout next week. this storm has already proved to be a major inconvenience for most of the country, and it's only early december. charlie, norah, gayle? >> and the engineer in a deadly new york city train crash is telling investigators he was in a daze just before the accident. four people died sunday when the train derailed at high speed. one of the damaged rail lines was reopened this morning after repairs. the lawyer for william rockefeller says the driver admits losing his focus as he sped toward a severe curve. the attorney calls it a terrible accident. officials say the brakes on the train were working properly when
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the trip began. >> this morning, debt-burdened cities around the country are studying a major court decision. a federal judge in michigan ruled on tuesday that detroit can cut public pensions as it enters bankruptcy. the milestone could affect the retirements of current and former federal workers. there are 100,000 creditors owed money. the city's debt stands at $18 billion. anthony mason is here. what's the significance of this? >> the significance is basically union workers now around the country are getting the message that even if the constitution in the state, which michigan does supposedly, protects your pension, if the city files chapter 9, federal law can precede that. the court has said they're in deep trouble and everything needs to be looked at. >> what's the chance of reversal on appeal? >> there is definitely going to be an appeal. the city is allowed to proceed
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with this bankruptcy. they intend to have a plan by january. it likely will include some cuts to pensions. >> how did it get this bad, anthony and where does it leave the people of detroit? >> he said they've been marching their way here for 60 years. that's true. the population of detroit once the fourth largest city decline by 63%. the tax base erodes it was mismanaged and ends up like this. >> there are a number of other cities across the country that face shortfalls. do you think you'll see other cities starting to declare bankruptcy? >> i don't think it's anything anybody wants to do detroit's situation is particularly dire. but this is a noose that's tightening around city and state's necks for decades. and the recession pulled it tight. a pension plan is supposed to be 80% funded. there are 34 states in this country that are under that barometer. only one state, wisconsin, has a fully funded pension plan.
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you're looking at the numbers we are $1.3 trillion short in states of what we need. >> for retirees when you hear this, this is really scary. >> basically this is something we've had to confront for a long time and we're finally hit with it. but the truth is states can't pay this bill. and they're going to have to do something about it. they're starting to. illinois just yesterday passed legislation they're $100 billion in the hole. >> if the states can't, what's happened? >> what has to happen is workers have to contribute more and the state has to contribute more and benefits have to be cut. that process is beginning, but it will take a while. >> i thought the auto industry was doing better in detroit. >> the auto industry is doing better. but the auto industry was cut way back during the recession, so it's coming back from a really bad place. >> and new kinds of collective bargaining agreement. >> and much of the auto industry has moved out of detroit. >> an incredibly story. >> thank you sir. britain's prince harry is keeping his sense of humor as he
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continues his grueling trek to the south pole for charity this morning. he found the time to call a group of soldiers preparing for a charity rowing race in the canary islands. they even joked about whose trip is tougher. >> when do you start? >> we plan to row 3,000 miles, a little bit further than yours, but not so pleased with the weather. a little unpredictable at the moment. >> rowing 3,000 miles is a hell of a lot easier than walking. >> especially if you've got a broken toe. >> i'm not really allowed to mention the broken toe. >> that's why prince harry is truly every time i see him i like him. one of the wounded veterans on harry's south pole team the
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group started its journey sunday after bizlizzards delayed the trip. >> we interviewed them and we're rooting for them. we're getting a never before seen look from queen mary. they reveal a side of her you may not know. charley d'agata. >> reporter: how things might have been different. her majesty's name in bright lights rather than her face on the money here. her photos show she's pretty comfortable in the spotlight as a teenager too. she wasn't yet queen but here's then-princess elizabeth playing a starring role of the prince in cinderella. the pictures captured her teenaged years as she performed in a series of school plays along with her little sister princess margaret. they've never been made public before. they were taken 70 years ago at
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windy ysor castle outside london. they were taken there to escape the air raids of world war ii. they played to a small privileged audience and the funds went to the troops. they're seen performing pantomimes of farcical take on traditional stories where girl usually plays boy. that's why she's the prince and later the lead role of aladdin. >> to see these images of her as a young girl dressing up as aladdin, as boy character, really shows the other side of her that we obviously don't get to see in her formal duties. >> maybe it runs in the family. like charles pulling the fresh prince of the turntables. ♪ living on a prayer ♪ >> prince william willing to prove he skipped singing lessons at a charity event last week. and as for harry, really any excuse to get jiggy will do.
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those old pictures help show why, when it comes to putting on a royal performance, the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree. the photos come from a collection from a fellow actor and a family friend. there are 60 photos in the collection, one actually signed by elizabeth. they're scheduled to go under the hammer at $25,000 at an auction next week. >> thank you, charley d'agata. we can say we've seen charlie do that harry dance move. you do a pretty good imitation. >> better. >> another reason why you love harry. >> yes. >> he's a lot of fun. >> he knows how to shake it. >> our
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armen keteyian and "60 minutes" sports is here this morning. he's been traveling all around the world of sports memorabilia. what did you find? >> well good stuff, gayle, fans go crazy for game-used items,
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that can mean anything from uniforms, yes, to dirt. >> what? >> we'll show you how far some dealers will go to bring the playing field to your home. >> that's ahead on "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. ♪ is as versatile as our ocean spray cranberries, which is why were declaring it the unofficial official fruit of the holidays! the fig's gonna be so bummed. [ laughs ] for holiday tips and recipes go to welcome to toyotathon. how can i help? hey, jan. i love the tundra i got last year. i'm here to get the new one. the new redesign is pretty tough. tundra's the toughest truck i've ever had. my son's getting my old one. sweet. am i getting the boat, too? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] right now during toyotathon, get 0% apr
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here in our studio 57 with some doctors and pastor rick warren. >> all united by one purpose. >> that's right. >> losing weight. >> get healthy. purpose-drirn fitness. >> you say seven in ten americans are overweight. there's no quick fix or magic pill. >> everything deals with food and fitness. people are a lot more complex. it's not just what you eat but what you chew that causes you to eat more. we add in three more factors. faith, friends and >> we're going to have more with you guys coming up. the co-authors of "the daniel plan," that's ahead on "cbs this morning." plan." that's ahead on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: cbs "morning rounds" sponsored by coffee-mate. coffee's perfect mate. with only four simple ingredients
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>> what do you think? >> it looks good on you. >> can i borrow -- >> i can't afford it. >> if you had a green jacket would you like to wear it around cocktail parties? >> no, no. i'd show it to people in my home. >> i think green is his color, don't you, norah? >> yeah. >> that senioris charlie. that's the coveted green jacket
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given to the winner of the masters. in september it sold at auction. by any, the sportings memorabilia market is booming. that's part of the show on showtime. armen, good morning. >> good morning. with the holiday shopping season in full swing, odds are you're thinking of buying your favorite sports fan an autographed bat, ball, or other sports memorabilia. the hottest and most prized collectible market are so-called game used itemings worn by a real player in a real game. as we discover, you'll be surprised at the lengths some people will go to get them. fl hall of famer jerry rice hasn't caught a pass in nearly a decade, but his stuff and his signature are still moving fast. >> you see that nice beautiful handwriting. >> between signing scores of jerseys and helmets in the back
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room posing for pictures with fans and his 200-per-autograph public signing session, rice cleared nearly $25,000 in less than two hours in chantilly. >> i love my life man. >> a hall of famer can make a substantial amount of money it. is a license to now say i'm going to make money in the collectible busy for a lot of years to come. >> but it's the items from games that are the talk. in chantilly, new jersey, those are the jerseys with the bats and shoes that are the most. >> these are the holy relics of that part of the religion. >> this is amazing. >> grant practices his religion in chicago. at a chain of local restaurants he owns after a late cubs broadcaster harry carey.
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they're part eatery part shrine, to the most sacred moments of chicago sports. >> i nirng you went back to the last ten years or so no one's gone after more chicago related memorabilia than me. >> in this year he took it to an entirely new level after the chicago blackhawks won the stanley cup. >> i was trying to look around. what would be something that would be symbolized. when andrew shaw got injured during game six, he almost got knocked out. the puck hit him in the face blood everywhere. >> center for the team. >> won't out. but he's such ta tough time he came back and play and had a miraculous rinne. >> in the report err's way there was no better way to memorialize the that win than to pay $65,000 for the stitches used to close the cut on his face. >> did you calculate this at all, that i'm about to buy
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stitches from a hockey player? >> just a little bit. >> just a little bit? >> a lot of people thing they're gross. you don't know what's on stitches. >> that's my question. >> ebay was putting out one of the most unusual things they've ever auctioned off. >> folks, it's not just stitches. one fan paid nearly $11,000 for trimmings from the world series mvp david ortiz. now that's a christmas present. >> can i say that's just gross, stitches and beard trimmings. dirchltd strokes for different folks. how do you know you're getting the real deal. >> it's all about awe then it iscy. major legal baseball is awe thent indicating items with holograms which cannot be fooled. go to reliable dealers. going on ebay and going on the option sites it's a hit and miss. >> i saw a jersey of meekal
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jordan. >> it was off by one size. >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning. it's :25. i'm juliette goodrich. a fire gutted a mobile home in san jose overnight. it started in a mobile home park on monterey road. even when the fire was out firefighters had a difficult time finding the person who lived inside. the cause of the fire is under investigation. and the owner of an award winning san francisco restaurant has died. judy rodgers the chef and co- owner of zuni cafe died after a long battle with cancer. rodgers worked at zuni for more than 25 years. she won many awards but was most famous for her roast chicken. rodgers was 57. traffic and weather lawrence it's cold.
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>> yeah. very chilly. the coldest temperatures of the season setting in over the bay area. we have ice showing up on cars and frost on lawns. we have mostly clear skies to the coastline right now. that arctic air sitting overhead temperatures down to the 20s in the valleys. now still breezing in santa rosa at 31. 32 right at the freezing mark in concord. and 36 degrees in san jose. as we look toward the afternoon, highs will be on the chilly side. only in the 40s and the low 50s. i think we are then in for a colder night tonight into tomorrow morning. and a colder day too. on friday, it looks like we could see some showers and very low snow levels and then drying out and probably warming up just a tad as we head in toward sunday. we are going to check out your "kcbs traffic" when we come back.
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good morning. in redwood city, we are watching good sized delays along the peninsula. a motorcycle crash with injuries reported. two lanes are blocked. northbound 101 by woodside road and the delays begin by university avenue coming out of palo alto. 280 is probably a better option right now. here's a live look outside. northbound 880 is jammed up. there was an accident approaching 23rd. everything is now cleared to the right-hand shoulder. but the delays begin right around 66 near the oakland coliseum. southbound moving well as you head towards hayward. ace trains are delayed about a half hour after some signal issues in livermore.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour pastor rick warren is in studio 57 with some pounds. he's part of an unlikely trio that helped his congregation loose 135 pounds. >> plus do, you remember this moment from the final season of "breaking bad?" >> yeah. >> my question is walter white still out there? >> no, he's not. >> you sound very sure. >> i am. >> i recognize that guy with charlie. and that guy right there is amc
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president josh saban. he's also in our toyota green room. we'll learn why he took a gamble on a meth making chemistry teacher and what's cooking for a spin-off. yes, a spin-off. >> will charlie rose return as an actor, we'll see. right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines. the yankees with poaching their fielder. it's a seven-year deal worth $153 million. he followed stars who "new york times" looks at the friends, relatives and journalists attending the funeral of peter kaplan. he also served as executive producer of my pbs program. he died last friday of lymphoma. peter kaplan was 59 and gave new meaning to what it meant to be a
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great editor. follow up to a story we told you about yesterday, about actor paul walker who was killed saturday in a car crash. nine years ago a california couple met walker at a jewelry store and that led to an amazing moment. >> hewe started looking at rings and what not and he kept wanting me to go bigger and i said no look at the prices. >> when we were talking we exchanged names and kind of talked about what each of us did. >> when he found out kyle just came back from iraq, i remember seeing the look in his face. it kind of transformed. one of the ladies came out holding a bag and just simply said, here is your ring. the most generous anyone has ever done for me. >> gives you the chills. the couple always suspected it was walker who bought the ring for them paying $9,000. the jewelry store owner confirmed their suspicions this week.
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>> what is so great, he had not told anybody he had done it including his father. "denver post" looks at a pair of bronco fans who invited superstar peyton manning to their wedding. the quarterback returned the reply card and then manning checked respectfully declined and also signed his name and wrote best wishes. that's a classy thing to do. the cdc says nearly half of all americans suffer from a chronic disease, so that inspired pastor warren to join forces to create the daniel plan. 40 days to a healthier life. it really is a lifestyle program developed back in 2011. in the first year more than 15,000 church members lost more than 250,000 pounds. they join us for an interview you'll see first on cbs this morning. gentlemen, really good to see you. >> thanks gale good to be back
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with you guys. you started the book "wow everybody's fat." two paragraphs later you said i'm fat, too. >> i had to get up in front of the church and say, guys i only gained two to three pounds a year but i've been your pastor for 30 years so i need to lose 90 pounds. >> you were doing a baptism. >> it wasn't a very spiritual thought. i was doing a baptism and the kind of church that puts people under water. i literally was bringing people up and that day i baptized 850 people. took me about four hours. not a very spiritual thought, we are all fat. we all used to be thin and i thought, but, i'm fat. i got up on sunday and said look i'm going to get some well-known doctors to help me get in shape and i asked if anybody wanted to join me.
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i thought a couple hundred people signed up and 12,000 signed up the first day and 15,000. and we lost 250,000 pounds the first year. >> what is the daniel plan? >> it adds three typical things. most programs deal with food and exercise. okay. but we say human beings are a lot more complex than that. there are emotional reasons why you eat and spiritual reasons why you eat and mental reasons. so, we added faith and focus and friends or accountability and changing the way you think and a spiritual motivation adding that thing. those are the things that will keep you going because most diets are built on will power. will power will keep you going for a long period of time. it doesn't work. you eventually give up. >> i think this is such a great idea because so many people struggle with their weight and the church the community is a great way for people to get together around a shared goal. >> that's what we found.
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people who actually did the program together lost twice as much together as people who did it alone. the power of the community. the community was the medicine. >> you don't want to disappoint your friends. >> it's powerful how you can help each other. they exercised together and that accountability, the love factor was what helped people change. the positive peer pressure. >> the pastor calls friends the secret sauce. the brain is connected to your waste. >> well your brain pushes you away from the table telling you had enough or your brain that gives you permission to have the third doughnut. >> but when you gain weight you lose brain power. >> 140 studies that say as your weight goes up the actual physical size and function of your brain goes down. which should scare the fat off anyway. the health of your brain determines who you are, how success you are. you can reverse it.
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there is evidence we have if you damaged your brain through bad behaviors. >> you can grow your brain bad by eating better. >> how do you avoid the yo-yo experience you had. >> i lost a son after 27 years of mental illness and i kind of had a triple whammy. i was in the hospital for a back problem and then i couldn't exercise and then i didn't sleep for six months and i had members bringing me food every day in larger quantities than i could possibly eat. i lost 65 of the 90 i wanted to lose right away. during the six months after matthew i gained 35 back and i lost 30 of that already and i'm back on the program. i'm going to be the first guy to prove this works twice. part of it is the motivation. as daniel said looking good wasn't enough to motivate me. and living longer diddant antn't motivate me. i'm going to die and go to
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heaven. >> what is prescriptive in the plan. you said you have a detox. >> most of us are getting industrial processed foods that has hijacked our taste buds and metabolism and getting off the junk food and the sugar and processed food and quitting dairy and gluten for ten days gives you a jump start to restart your metabolism. it wasn't a weight loss program, although people lost hundreds of pounds. it's a program for creating health. as a side effect, the disease goes away and the side effect you lose weight. it's a life-long plan. >> just to start, your taste buds make themselves new every ten days which is why starting with ten days is just perfect. >> everyone will tell you and you're a psychiatrist the hardest part about losing weight sometimes you can exercise and eat healthier, really a lot of mental blocking of sticking to a plan. >> that's the focus. >> this thing that is always out of control. >> things happen in your life
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you know. you have challenges in your life that really get you off track. >> we're human, it's true. >> we actually teach people not to believe every stupid thought they have. so getting your thoughts clear, clean, accurate like your food is -- >> critical. >> understand two things. detox will give you a fresh start and have your brain or in fact, your taste buds programmed. the second question for me always, what can you eat? >> real food. >> i'm saying eat in moderation. >> real food. >> in other words, he said earlier something about eat what grows. >> if it grows on a plant, eat it. if it's built on a plant, don't eat it. >> if it was made by man, stay away. if it was made by nature probably a good thing. >> this program is about abundance. the recipes are amazing. and when you get rid of the processed foods, your taste buds come back and then things begin to taste wonderful. >> i want to go back to talk
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about matthew for a second. you talk so beautifully about him in your book and the setback and many people have setbacks and it's okay. in addition, you wanted to talk about mental health and what your family went through. >> well that's why we say the faith and the focus are two of the secret sauces you use along with friends that make this different. you have to change your mindset. if i have a boat and it's heading across the lake and autopilot says go east and i want that boat to go west. i have two opportunity to change it. i can grab the steering wheel and physically force it to go the other way, that's will power. eventually i get tired and let go of the steering wheel and i go off the diet and start smoking, whatever. the other way is to change the auto pilot. we talk about this on the daniel plan. the bible calls it being renewed in the spirit of your mind. be transformed by the way you think. not just changing your behavior it's changing your thoughts which takes it out of will power and puts it more into changing
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the auto pilot. >> the most important words to health then what? ask any question and then say, then what? >> god made your body, geezjesus died for your body, you better take care of it. >> thank you. >> the daniel plan goes on sale now. >> oh, man. >> and the man who found a home for zombies. zombies on primetime tv. zombies are doing very well. the man behind that is in our toyota green room. breaking rules
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>> everyone has made it this far. we've all done the worst kinds of things just to stay alive. but we can still come back. we're not too far gone. we get to come back. i know we all can change. >> "the walking dead" is the highest rated cable television series in history. more than 16 million people watched this fourth season premiere in october. it beat sunday night football in viewers 18 to 49 years old.
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josh sapan is the man behind the colossal hit and also responsible for "mad men" and "breaking bad" and oversees "sundance channel" and all of that and he is here. welcome. >> you're such a slouch. do something with your life. >> because you're very nice to me. >> did you go to law school, too? >> no, i did not go to law school. >> "walking dead." what's the phenomenon? what is it make you say america wants to see this? >> i work with wise people who said, america wants to see this. i listen to the wise people that i work with. and i think what they saw, it was a great book by robert kirkman and the opportunity to move into a different world and have the characters come alive. >> josh, let's talk about the numbers that charlie just said. 16 million. you beat sunday night football. the numbers on this show are amazing. when you got the number what in the world did you think? did you even think this was
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possible in cable tv? >> we were very surprised. we didn't think it would do a number like that because it is a big, fat historic number and we thought the show was building season four and there was a big crescendo of interest but, no the numbers surprised me. >> did you think it had a hit? the people creep me out when i am looking at it. i know i need to get past it. did you think this could possibly be a hit? >> when i personally went to a bunch of comic book stores and wandered around and looked at all the great zombie movies because i thought, really zombies. they'rice icky and scary and everyone had enthusiasm who i worked with ask they were absolutely right and the zombies looked pretty good. the thing is if you watched a little bit i don't know if you have. the characters become what keep people in. the zombies are sort of subsidiary and they create tension. it really is somewhat
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heartbreaking and wonderful characters in the way -- >> all goes down to the story. >> follows the hits of "breaking bad" and "mad men" what do you think in terms of drama finding a really strong home on cable? >> well, i think it does seem that there is a change in the wind. and that serialized dramas particularly on our channel and on many other channels. fx, hbo, showtime stars are capturing the attention of the world and i think it's in part because of technology. we talked about this in the past. people do have the opportunity to catch up and they do it when they want. they do it at 11:00 at night or midnight and watch the first three or four because they were referred to a friend and then they watch sunday at 10:00. >> first, what is going to happen to "breaking bad." what kind of spinoff is in your mind? >> we are doing a show really in the mind of the creator, vince gillgon and peter gould his
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writing partner. it follows the life of the character saul. >> in terms of deciding on hits you know i was just in seattle where jeff bessos has all these people that he uses to react to pilots and telling what is good. you guys seem to do it by instinct by what? >> i am familiar with what amazon has done and it is more quantitative. >> right. >> and i think we certainly by comparison are a whole lot more on the side of judgment. so, a team of people. >> what is judgment? >> judgment is a team of development executives mostly los angeles and some in new york just determined based on their judgment what is the best.
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. your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald and good morning to you, i'm juliette goodrich. it's 8:55. here are your news headlines this morning. a fire gutted a mobile home in san jose overnight. it started in the mobile home park on monterey road. even when the fire was out, firefighters had a difficult time finding the person who lived inside. the cause of the fire is under investigation. also, search teams looking for a san jose family are hopeful weather conditions will improve today. the pilot and his family disappeared sunday while flying from oregon to montana. today more people and planes will join the search. 50 searchers and five airplanes will be involved in the efforts. bitter cold is bearing down on the bay area. plenty of places could drop well below freezing and that has people bringing out winter clothes. a freeze warning is in effect until thursday. lawrence is going to fill us in on our weather. lawrence. >> very cold around the bay
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area. that arctic air just settling in now. very chilly morning today. some of those numbers down in the 20s and 30s, even colder as we head in toward tonight and early tomorrow morning. out the door we go, lots of frost still in some of the valleys, looking toward mount diablo, nice clear skies though and that's the way it's going to stay all day long but you're seeing a weak offshore wind and that's going to bring that dry cold air to the bay area. highs this afternoon, well below average. only in the 40s and the low 50s. and that is it. colder night tonight into tomorrow morning. and a colder day ahead, as well. then a chance of some cold showers toward friday. partly cloudy on saturday, slightly warmer into sunday. we're going to check out your "kcbs traffic" coming up next. a kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ ♪ mom's posting pictures on wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪
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♪ what made it genius ♪ ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday ♪ good morning. we have some breaking bart news. right now crews are working to remove a disabled train from the tracks. it's got smoking brakes and right now, they are having to single track between the oakland station and rockridge. oakland firefighters just tweeted that five to ten people are being treated right now for smoke inhalation. and they may be evacuating the rockridge bart station. so obviously this is causing some major delays both directions of the pittsburg-bay point line. we'll continue to keep you posted and have more on the noon news.
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