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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning, charles osgood is off today i'm lee cowan thi is "sunday morning." sadly enough we're beginning this morning with a look at a crime wave. perpetrator are night stalkers, greedy, unscrupulous, targeting a vulnerable creature just for cash. takes us to africa for this
morning's cover story. >> with 25,000 elephants killed every year, ip places like this rangers and scientists and conservationists are doing everything they can, everything in their power to keep herds like this safe from poachers. >> we can't keep putting this level of resources in to the protection of elephants forever. price on his head is $2,000 to the gunman. >> the ivory poaching crisis that threatens the surveil of african elephants later this "sunday morning." >> if there is one place ip america that can claim to be the home of all that jazz, it's the surprisingly unchanged new orleans landmark that lesley stahl will be taking us to visit. >> that's an old trombone case. old clarinet case. >> it's not just the sign. everything at the new orleans preservation hall is old. you haven't changed it.
renovated ever? >> we don't know where we would start or what we would do. you don't change something that's already perfect. >> later on "sunday morning" the preservation hall jazz band here where it all began in new orleans. >> elaine stritch has been wowing broadway audiences for more than two-thirds of a century now. as you'll see she can still more than hold her own with a television interviewer like me. >> what do you think when you look at that? >> i'm pretty hot stuff. >> at 89 elaine stritch remains as brassy and bold as she ever was. >> are you married? >> i am, yes. >> oh, shoot. >> our conversation with the broadway legend as her life now hits the big screen, a little later.
♪ >> spring is in full bloom in one city, we'll stop by to smell the flowers. >> the philadelphia flower show has sprung again. and this year they're putting culture back in horticulture. >> our goal here is to absolutely wow people make them reach for their cameras to come in to the show. >> later on "sunday morning". art in full bloom. >> with bill geist we'll tour the museum of not so fine art. anthony mason looks back on the career of bruce lee. steve hartman has story of a man and a goose. and more. first here are the headlines for sunday morning the 9th of march, 2014. planes and ships are continuing the search for malaysian boeing 777 missing over the south china
sea with 239 aboard. get latest from our seth doan. >> the hunt is expanding as rescue teams widen their search. 22 aircraft and 40 ships have been deployed to search the area of the south china sea where the flight enroute to beijing lost contact with controllers. at a press conference this morning officials revealed that radar suggested the plane may have turned back before it disappeared. malaysia airlines says the pilots of the boeing 777 aircraft never sent a distress call. investigators are reviewing security camera video from the airport focusing on two passengers who were on board that flight traveling on stolen passports. at a beijing hotel not far from the airport emotional family members are conducting their own
search for answers. this woman didn't give us her name, said her sister, 20-year-old, was on that flight. the family cannot take it she told us. i can't break the news to our 84-year-old father. the flight was supposed to land a day and a half ago. malaysia airlines warned families to prepare for the worst. why can't they find the plane, she asked? science and technology are so developed, how can a thing as large as a plane just be missing? family members at this hotel are asking many questions and receiving few answers. some here are simply hoping for a miracle. one woman even told us, confirmation of a crash wouldal lou some closure. for cbs "sunday morning" i'm seth doan in beijing. >> there are reports from ukraine that dozens of
additional military vehicles filled with armed soldiers have arrived in crimea. russia denies the troops are active, but license plates on the trucks indicate that they are. at the end of three day meeting in washington, conservative republicans voted, kentucky senator rand paul was first choice. texas senator ted cruz ran a distant second. with the iowa caucuses a mere two years off, there's a poll showing that hillary clinton is the far and away favorite to run for democrats on the g.o.p. side, wisconsin congressman paul ryan is the front runner. here is today's weather. sunny skies and mild temperatures are in store much of the nation. scattered clouds in the northeast. rain will soak portions of the west coast. it will be mostly sunny in the southeast and southwest in the week ahead. showers for the northwest and chance of snow in parts of the east. but spring is right around the
threatening the survival of the african elephant. the caution, may be difficult to watch. it comes to us from the cbs news contributor since joined the group conservation international. >> as cloudless day yields to moon lit night in the savannah in northern kenya, armed with automatic weapons begins their nightly patrol. >> tonight, the team is on edge, says commander john. >> poaching during full moon. >> it's deadly business. six kenyan rangers and three times as many poachers have been killed in gunbattles the last two years. >> they go up to the high ground what they call observation point then sit here all night long and scour the valleys looking for
any sign of movement or gunshot. >> night vision goggles helps spot elephants. and see potential human threats. for this night at least it was all quiet for nature's so-called great masterpiece. the african elephant is the largest mammal to walk the earth. majestic creature that shares many noble characteristics with humans. strong family unit, maternal bond, intelligent, longevity and, yes, terrific memory. also like us, they seem to grieve and appear to mourn their dead. a trait which tragically has been on display far too often of late. some 25,000 elephants a year are now being lost to poachers in africa. how bad is it here? >> it's the worst that it's
been. in the last three years. steady deterioration and getting worse. >> kenyan born ian craig leads conservation efforts for the trust, innovative partnership of nearly 20 wildlife conserve van sees. in years past the typical pitcher was a solitary local simply trying to feed his family. today though, foreign criminal sand cats with sophisticated weapons. in an episode an estimated 300 elephants were gunned down in cameroon. right inside a national park. who is behind it? >> china is driving this or coming from the far east. 90% of the ivory being picked up in airport or port of entry and exit is with chinese nationals. >> despite banning the harvest
and sale of ivory it remains a powerful status symbol incline this and the far east where it's commonly used to make artwork and religious icons. the economic boom has pushed ivory prices through the roof. and rejuvenated the poaching economy in africa. what is the price on his head? >> price on his head is about $2,000 to the gunman. >> several years worth of wages on that elephant. >> on that elephant. people are prepared to risk their lives. >> you hear about these ivory wars but it doesn't seem real until you come across this. and the stinking mass of elephant has been shot by automatic weapons, no chance at all, not just one, but six. one here, one there, further over there. then it comes flooding right at you you can't escape the fact that people are willing to kill
something this big just for a tooth. there are some encouraging signs. this past january, china six tons of ivory. in kenya, has enacted tougher anti-poaching laws. this smuggler faces seven years in jail. but the poaching continues and protecting elephants has become an arms race. kenya spent tens of millions of dollars a year on 3,000 member wildlife ranger. tracking dogs detect ivory. digital radio signals now connect rangeers with observation posts throughout the country. and gps collars can catch family groups of elephants in realtime.
built underpasses allowing elephants to travel safely. just as important is getting locals invested in wildlife. many areas they don't just lead tours they run the preserves. tours and profits help communities understand that living elephants can be more valuable than dead ones. >> seen better security for themselves. money being generated for tourism. going in to education. so where these benefits are working. >> it takes time, time is not on the elephants' side f. a high of 1.3 million african elephants to the late 1970s poaching reduced populations to critical levels in the 1980s. the numbers are plummeting again. there are only about 500,000
elephants left. if poaching continues unchecked, african elephants could be functionally extinction in our lifetime. this is mountain, a six ton local legend who has been targeted by poach was for his massive tusk. is today it's a kenyan veterinarian armed with a tranquilizer dart who is on the opportunity, stalking, waiting for an open shot. an extraordinary attempt to save the life of just one animal. this magnificent bull elephant had interaction with poachers. in one instance alone he's been shot eight times, he has survived. now conservationists and rangers are doing something dramatic. taking off part of his tusks in the hopes that it will make him less of a target. the operation was over quickly,
eventually the noble giant wobbled to his feet and headed back to the bush to hopefully live out his days in peace. but the stress of thousands like him remain, unless the lust for ivory is controlled the elephant may not survive. >> the supply here is finite. this isn't gold or diamonds this is even more precious. this has been grown by an animal. killing that animal to supply that demand. >> a turn for the better just ahead. [ male announcer ] let the rich robust flavor
>> now a page from our "sunday morning" almanac. march 9, 1985. 29 years ago today. the day champions of pristine american landscape hit the road. that was the day a group in tyler can texas, put up some very first adopt a highway sign. committing its members to cleaning up litter along a two mile stretch of highway at no cost to taxpayers. adopt a highway idea was quickly adopted by other states around the country, though not without
controversy. facing opposition for its white supremacists views the ku klux klan had to go to court to win the right to sponsor a stretch of highway in missouri. missouri responded by renaming the highway for civil rights pioneer, rosa parks. over the years, volunteer groups and individuals have every background and persuasion proudly adopted highways coast to coast. adopted highways have worked their way in to the popular culture, too. providing a gag for the shoe comic strip as well as this cartoon from "the new yorker." >> there it is. >> adopt a highway theme even showed up in an episode of "seinfeld." >> i am a proud parent of the expressway. >> that adopt a highway thing. >> i'm part of the solution now. >> ended up taking his pride of
ownership. real life volunteers who work along our roadside are serious and dedicated. willing to clean up the messes others leave behind for nothing more than the recognition bestowed by a simple sign. >> coming up -- this looks like a slice of springtime. >> the flowers that bloom in spring. we're almost there. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections
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not fashion week it's flower week, absolutely. >> the philadelphia flower show is in full bloom. >> our goal here is to absolutely wow people make them reach for their cameras to come in to the show. >> sam is the director. >> we want them to become part of the artwork. >> this year they're putting culture back in horticulture. this is the entrance. >> yes. >> this is the wow moment. >> ? what you see when you first walk in. >> from the moment you enter, art surrounds you. >> alexander is our inspiration. amazing philadelphia artist known for his mobile work. >> but this is made up of thousands of flowers. ten acres of the pennsylvania convention center have been transformed in to a springtime wonderland.
emphasis on wonder. >> so, one of the things you notice right away, that is a pink tree. >> that is a pink tree. >> you can do this. you can pretty much do anything creatively that you think might further your expression. >> correct. >> spray paint your tree. >> absolutely. probably not the best thing to do at your home. >> these exhibits aren't the work of home gardeners. but the show has its roots in gardens across philadelphia. started in 1829 by the pennsylvania horticulture society, the philadelphia flower show is the oldest in the world. today it attracts thousands and earns about a million dollars. the show also holds a national competition. >> this year the show designers are paired up with museums from all over the country.
we're not recreating paintings, we're looking at the artist's work then transforming and creating an inspired garden. >> and compete in number of categories. >> this is the olympics of horticulture. it's the top of the country, competing against the best, when you win here you're a national star. >> during the competition, judges are separated from visitors and noise is kept to a minimum. >> we're not allowed to disturb gleam absolutely not. >> very quiet business. >> absolutely. >> this is like a slice of springtime. >> during a break we managed to talk with katie moss-warner who has judged for more than 15 years. she told us how it's done at this exhibit based on the paintings of a pennsylvania art dynasty. >> this area was so important for the family, it was this
natural terrain. they even put the sounds of the spring birds. >> yes, isn't that great? >> it smells like we're on a little woodland -- what do you think judges have to judge is how many senses do you experience in the garden. do you hear, can you touch, the sight and sound. >> real garden has all the senses. >> in your opinion this is a real masterpiece. >> it is. >> she wasn't alone. judges named the exhibit best in show landscape. designers, judges and visitors alike say they can't help but be wowed by the commitment, creativity and craftsmanship on display. but in the end it's the bulb and the blooms that makes the
philadelphia flower show truly blossom. >> cowan: still to come, art that's so bad it's -- well, it's just bad. but first -- >> i'm going to the sink, all right? there you go. >> cowan: lesley stahl and all that jazz. girl: dad, it says it right here on the menu. man: oh. woman: hey, welcome to denny's.
find all the greats. that's where they're playing now. >> it's "sunday morning" on cbs. here again is lee cowan. >> cowan: he knew all there was to know about all that jazz what he had to say about preservation hall jazz band back in 1970 is still true today. lesley stahl of "60 minutes" has proof. ♪ >> the preservation hall band has been improvising new orleans brass band jazz for over 50 years. ♪
as they tour the world they have become missionaries for the music of the old south. we went to see them at their home base. >> that's an old trombone case. old clarinet case. >> it's not just a sign. everything at the new orleans preservation hall is old. the building was built in 1750 and doesn't look much different today. there's no air conditioning, no stage, audiences sit on hard benches or on the floor. ♪ >> you haven't changed it. i guess it's quite deliberate. ever renovated ever? >> you know, we don't know what we would start or do.
don't change something that's already perfect. ♪ >> ben is the leader of the band. it of his jazz loving parents, allan and andre who while in new orleans on their honeymoon in 1961 turned what had been an art gallery in to the american ins by talks known as preservation hall. they even lived in the back. >> this is the -- where they first started living here at the hall. >> what is this? >> my dad, he was a tuba player, i don't know where this started or how it started but sometimes started collecting. >> allan didn't start out as a tuba player or a tuba player collector he had just graduated from the wharton school of
finance in philadelphia when he and sandra met they were only in their 20s when they took over the hall. >> my mother was the one who sat with a wicker basket collecting the dollar bills. >> the ticket taker. >> and voucher. >> who did she have to keep out. >> in 1961, could be very scary place. especially for somebody that was celebrating african american culture. >> was it a dangerous thing to do? >> i any it was very dangerous. this was the only place in new orleans where blacks and whites were congregating openly, where there were mixed bands. that's what they referred to, black and white musicians performing to. >> really unusual in the early '60s. >> revolutionary. >> unusual throughout the whole south and illegal in louisiana which passed a law in 1956
outlawing integrated entertainment. allan broke that when he joined the band on tuba. sandra says both had to face the music for that. >> now that i would be at night court. >> tell us about that. >> we don't mix cream with our coffee in this here town. >> we don't mix cream with our coffee. >> in this here town. >> but judge babelon in this here town couldn't stop the jaffe. after the federal civil rights act was passed in 1964 the hall became a popular tourist spot. the band started making records and touring the world. when allen jaffe died in 1987 sandra kept the hall and touring band alive while ben went to
oberland college to stud auto music and play in a band. >> one guy was from detroit, from new york, san francisco. we started to play the saints go marching in it was awful. sounded terrible. something immediately clicked inside of me and i realized that something i had grown up with that came so naturally to me. was a mystery to most people. >> like a mosquitoe bite. >> it bit me. i felt a responsibility to come back be a part that have tradition. ♪ >> now he runs the hall and the band and he's the guy on tuba. >> you went in to the family business. >> i went in to the family business, yeah, as lone as there
is music in new orleans it will continue to be a family. >> the line up of musicians has changed many times over the last 50-plus years. these men make up current touring and recording band. >> play here in new orleans in 1942 during the war. i was about 11 years old. >> 81-year-old charlie gabriel plays clarinet and sings. >> i'm the last of those from 1942. >> you played at 11 years old? >> that's right. all the other guys was in the war. >> trumpet player inherited his spot. >> this trumpet chair has been in my family for many years. he passed away in 2008. >> there's a lot of that passing down the generations here.
take larnell at 37 the youngster. >> my grandmother's older brother, joseph butler was one of the first bass players used to play here. >> piano player just got lucky. >> i came as a substitute when the pianist became ill that was in 1982. i've been here ever since. >> you played with his father? >> yes, i did. >> chip off the old block? >> yes. that's for sure. ♪ >> chip off the old block ben wants to make sure there will always be a next generation of musicians. he's running an after school program at the hall where youngsters are taught by the old masters. do you have to learn this music, new orleans jazz, from someone who played it?
>> it's like a family recipe. you have to stand next to your grandmother and actually be a pinch of this and spoonful of that and exactly how it's done. you have to live it and breathe it. >> i have a request, i have some money. i'm going for the big one. that's philip? i'm going for the saints. there you go. ♪ what's important about preservation hall? >> i don't know anywhere elsewhere you can go and you can listen to a clarinet player whose family has been playing music in new orleans for seven generations. that's an incredible thing. that's something that i'm proud to be a part of. that's something i pinch myself that i get to do this. i ghetto play tuba for a living.
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♪ >> cowan: it happened this week. the passing of a quintessential triple talent, actor, singer, dancer, sheila mcrae. best known for being last to play ralph cramdon's long suffering wife alice in "the many mooners" she was married 24 years to mr. mcrae from "oklahoma." ♪ >> popular in her own right she guest starred on many a tv shows even appearing as herself in 1955 episode of "i love lucy." >> we're having a fashion show for charity. the wives of the stars are going to model the gowns. >> how nice. >> one of the girls dropped out. >> i'd love to.
[ laughter ] >> in february 1964, they performed together on "the ed sullivan show." ♪ >> they shared the bill that night with another big name act. the beatles. she went on to play small roles in number of movies in later years appeared regularly on the soap "general hospital." commenting on her mother's death, daughter heather mcray said this. she had a great life, my mom. she was quite a broad. sheila mcray was 92. >> cowan: ahead -- from the very first moment, this guy is so,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> cowan: millions around the world have seen bruce lee in action on the screen. but his remarkable career was actually much more brief than some people may realize. here is anthony mason. >> in his film like "the way of the dragon" where he has an epic fight in the roman colosseum with chuck norris bruce lee let his moves do most of the talking. >> a motion picture is motion. i mean, you got to keep the dialogue down to the minimum. >> as he said in a 1971 interview, in a no-holds barred fight you better use every part of your body. >> when you do punch, you got to put your whole hip in to it and
snap it. >> one of the most influential marshal artists of the 20th century, lee became the first international asian film hero. a phenomenon who four decades after his sudden death at age 32 remains an icon. >> when i was a kid i grew up in the '60s, if i knew there was going to be an asian character in a tv show or movie i would generally go out of my way not to watch it. >> before bruce lee, says play wright and screen writer david henry huang, american audiences were fed stereotypical asian characters. like charlie chan who was actually played by a white actor. >> no coincidence, that's what i was thinking. now what? >> but in 1966, lee was cast as the high kicking sidekick, kato.
in the tv detective series? the green hornet." >> that was huge. whyt every week i can still remember the theme song very well. >> huang, best known for tony award winning play "m butterfly" has wanted to tell the story of lee's life. >> everybody knows him as the star and the martial arts guy, with the yell. but nobody knows how he got there. >> i do not like hollywood. >> last month his new play "kung fu" opened in new york's signature theater. >> what part of bruce lee surprised you the most? >> i began approaching bruce lee with the idea of him being a symbol, almost. i thought, well, he is sort of the symbol of the the rise of the new china.
what surprised me was the degree to which he had to struggle. >> born in san francisco, lee grew up in hong kong. the son of a cantonese opera and film star. as a child lee appeared in 20 chinese films. >> his first starring role was in a movie called "the kid." he played alongside his father in that film. but after lee got involved with street gangs in hong kong, his father shipped him off to america where would settle in seattle. >> meeting bruce lee back then was not meeting bruce lee much later. he was just a cute chinese guy. >> linda lee cadwell was linda emery when she met lee at the university of washington. >> he was dynamic from the very
first moment i met him, i said this guy is something else. >> they would marry and have two children. lee would teach martial arts classes, his students included actor steve mcqueen and james coburn. >> he ran, he biked, he lifted weights. he did his kund fu. >> in 1971, lee famously described his unique fighting style. which he called gkun do. >> like water. you put water in to a cup it becomes the cup. you put water in to a bottle, it becomes the bottle. in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. water can flow or it can crash. the water, my friend. >> his skills landed lee the role on "the green hornet."
kato proved more memorable than the show. the series was cancelled after just one season. hollywood couldn't see lee as a star. >> don't speak english? >> when abc was casting kung fu series about marshal artist monk in the old west -- lee was considered for the lead. but the part went instead to david caradine. >> when he was passed over for the lead role it was devastating. it was -- this is just old hollywood all over again. >> rejected by hollywood, lee returned to hong kong where he was offered the lead in "the big boss." his wife still remembers opening night. >> the film was over and it was
perfectly quiet. all of a sudden there was an uproar, cheering, clapping, raising him up on their arms carrying him out of the theater. they loved it. they loved him. >> after his next film, the chinese connection was an even bigger hit. hollywood couldn't ignore lee any more. warner brothers cast him in "enter the dragon" by 1973, he was becoming a global superstar. when suddenly he died of a brain seizure. >> it was devastating. unbelievable. still is. >> tens of thousands would turn out in hong kong to say goodbye to their beloved little dragon. for a time lee's son, brandon, seemed destined to fill his
father's shoes as a martial arts star but he died in a freak accident on a film set in 1993. >> my father always said everything he learned about life he learned through the practice of martial arts. >> his daughter, shannon, today heads the bruce lee foundation which honors her father's legacy. >> he walked his own path and did it in such a profound and memorable way that it struck a chord with people of all different backgrounds. >> he made only a handful of films. but with his fists of fury, bruce lee made a lasting impression. play wright, david henry huang. >> why do you think his stature has grown in the last 20 years? >> he's the underdog. he's being oppressed at some point he fights back and he succeeds and triumphs, that is austerer that a lot of people can embrace.
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in a public park just one of many geese who lived here. but where as the others stuck this their own species, mario had ha different allegiance. >> how was your night? >> they walk around the park together. like they're in love. it's wonderful. >> people would look at us like, what is this? >> never seen a guy walking with a goose? >> it's pretty much a fact. >> it wasn't that he fed the goose, he didn't even coax it. for whatever reason mario just liked him. started following him and eventually even became protective of him. >> be nice, don't bite the dog. >> if you think that's devotion. look what used to happen when dominick tried to leave. he'd take off on that scooter and mario would be right there. right by his side. obviously this was a problem. on most days dominick had no choice but to turn around, go back in to the park and wait for mario to fall asleep.
has it changed up in any way? >> i used to think birds were dumb. this has changed all that. >> after our story first aired mario got so famous officials took him out of the park and put him in the zoo for his own protection, that meant he couldn't get back to see his friend which is why his friend now comes here. virtually every morning for the past three years, dominick has stopped by to visit. mario couldn't be happier. what's in all this for dominick? why would a guy devote so much of his retirement to a goose? well, you know how i told you he used to be a salesman. you hear what he used to sell. >> i used to sell rotisseries -- that's my atonement -- >> for telling the row at this time rees. >> that's what i'm thinking i'll see you tomorrow.
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>> mother, you look lovely. >> see you brought the bag that my bastard grandchild will come in. >> merry christmas, mrs. donohue. >> is she drunk? when you're pregnant one bottle of wine a day, that's it. >> it's sundae american on cbs. here again is lee cowan. >> cowan: that's elaine stritch in "30 rock" turns out that is pretty much her style in real life as i quickly found out when i was invited to stop by for a chat. >> oh, my, god, look at that. she's 89 years old. >> do you feel 89? >> no! i'm sorry you asked. >> cowan: to sit down with broadway legend elaine stritch like being treated to a
one-woman show where nothing is off limits and it's quickly clear who is in charge. >> you are -- let me finish. you are one good looking fella, i'll tell you the truth. >> cowan: years ago we could have been a thing, you and me? >> oh, my, god, yes! are you crazy? >> cowan: coming from the mouthy blonde who took broadway by storm. ♪ for an astounding 70 years, elaine stritch captivated audiences from "sail away" to "bus stop" and edward alby's "a delicate balance." >> i apologize that my nature is such to bring out in you the full force of your brutality. >> stritch was poignant, funny,
most of all, just down right brassy. >> i'm loaded with talent. >> cowan: you're not shy about saying that? >> no. i'm loaded. i love music. i love a rhythm. i love all that stuff. and i loved musical comedy. i thought -- ♪ >> cowan: that throaty, unmistakable voice became synonymous with steven sondheim especially rendition of the ladies who lunch. immortalized in documentary of the same name. >> that's one hell of a good fake, i want to you come in and listen to it. >> i never held a tony award before. >> cowan: she's won countless
awards including the tony and three emmys, most recent for nbc's "30 rock." >> you and women, disaster, divorce, broken engagements. i assume her piece. >> playedal bleak baldwin's firecracker of a mort. >> all i want is for you to be happy? >> when did you ever care about happiness. >> don't talk to me like that. i breast fed you for nine years. >> time, however, is intruding in to her life in not so delicate man are. yet in true elaine stritch trial she's decided to make aging a performance. >> you look good. your hair looks good for a change. >> she agreed to let film maker document her life off stage in project fittingly called "elaine stritch: shoot me." >> an an miami to aging in a
way. she makes a statement like, this is who we are. this is what happens in your life and need to accept it at every stage. >> cameras followed her everywhere. as stritch was preparing for one of her final shows at the famed cafe carlisle in new york. ♪ >> it's really an open invitation, that i think takes incredible amount of courage to expose yourself that way. and typical of elaine, balls. >> all out. >> it's as unfiltered as you might imagine. >> i did virginia wolf on broadway for the first time in my life i had an orgasm. >> did you really have an orgasm on stage your first one while you were on stage? >> would you make that up? whoo! >> you really did? >> damn right i did.
>> i'm happy! i'm happy i'm singing these songs. >> she is scoldingly frank, the film is also poignant m. times heartbreaking. as it documents stritch's slow decline. diabetes taking its toll for one. >> oh, my, god, let me have some orange juice right away. >> her failing memory left her with inability to remember lyrics. and that seems to frustrate her most of all. >> ♪ momma's got to go -- momma's got to -- momma's letting go ♪ i don't think i've had a happy, happy life, i don't think i have. >> you don't? all the success, all the -- >> success doesn't mean a damn thing. >> not the first time stritch has put the bumpy parts of her life up in lights. >> it's like the prostitute once said, it's not the work, it's
the stares. >> in 20002 her show elaine stritch at liberty took new york by storm. it was confessional of sorts just her and a stool, opening up about life, love and her infamous battle with alcohol. >> you're scared, you drink, you're not scared. what is the problem? >> you didn't go on stage without having a drink. >> no, i think drinking is part of performing. >> you were confident you had the talent -- >> frightened to death. i had to be entertaining. i had to be enter taping the folks. i had to. >> a lot of pleasure. oh, is it ever. ♪ >> she says she took her first drink at just 13. at her home in detroit. she was raised devout catholic,
convent girl who hat 17 headed for new york. intent on making it as someone else on stage. >> i loved the escape of being another human being. >> like pretending. >> what a word. yes. >> because why? >> because i didn't like where i was. >> her acting school classmates, however, seemed to like her just fine. everyone from marlon brando to kirk douglas. >> he fell in love with me. he'll tell you that today. and he's still alive. to tell you. >> want to talk about your date with marlon brando? >> no. i've talked about it too much. nothing happened. >> he wanted something to happen. >> i don't know. i didn't know anything about that. >> you were a good virginal catholic. >> i didn't know how to make love. i knew how it meant to fall in love. >> her one and only husband was
actor john ben. but when he died of cancer at just 5 stritch again escaped in to a bottle. she eventually stopped drinking. but in explaining that decision to our own charles osgood in 1996 less about her health more about her career. >> i have a very good reason for stopping drinking, i think, i wanted to find out if i had any talent au natural. i wanted to find out if i could really act. if i really could interpret a song. ♪ >> she remained sober for more than 20 years. but recently decided that she could handle one drink a night. usually a cosmo. but her haunting insecurities remain, even now.
at that new york premiere of new documentary she was welcomed with open arms. >> elaine stritch! >> but it wasn't until that film ended she got the standing ovation that she truly felt she delivered. >> and seeing the audience and watching you watching me. this is just too much. i'm telling you. for this life long performer, it's still all about the audience. >> what is it like when everybody starts applauding? >> it's -- a necessity. got to happen. or else it's not worth it. >> stritch decided to leave new york last year for good. and return home to detroit where she's closer to family who all take very good care of her. >> think this is one of your last times back in new york? >> oh, no.
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here is bill geist. >> why fly to paris there is a fine copy here at the museum of bad art. it's in the basement fittingly of the somerville, massachusetts, movie theater. >> we are the world's leading authority on bad art. only museum that collects exhibits, celebrates bad art. >> louise is permanent acting interim director. >> oh, boy, something else. >> this is the other room. sister is banished to the corner and is still teasing kitty. this is man in a puffy disco hat. >> is he crying or somebody spill coffee? >> there were neon lights in it. think of tribute to "we are the world." the child there is not as attractive as you might hope. instead of being a bathtub with the original they put him in a coconut made him miniature.
>> the man in the coconut shell. >> i've seen worst at contemporary art museum. >> lady with big pants. and she also has big feet. >> since there are no bad art institutes how did louise a former radio host learn bad art appreciation? >> it's like pornography it's hard to define but i know it when i see it. one of those things you look at it and go -- wait, what? bad art is first of all art. that's really important that it's sincere and original and something went wrong in way that's interesting. >> so, what is not bad art? >> we're not about can i have. no black velvet no dogs playing poker. not interesting in anything that is boring. >> where does it come from? >> we rescue from the public waste system. yard sales, flea markets, donated from all over the world. >> what is here?
>> curator michael frank talked to donor adam lawson. >> certainly vexing enough. >> i am excited that you liked it. my wife just told me i had to get rid of it. >> that's cool. the fact that it's a collage. >> few works meet the museum's low standards. >> people sometimes send us pieces that were deliberately made to be bad, you can see right through that. it's fake bad art and it shows. >> scandalous. museum has three exhibits in the boston area including all animal display at the new england wildlife center. bruno is popular. here is one you may even recognize. no? >> we just finished an exhibit in taiwan going to send it to another city in taiwan in the summer. >> a lot of bad art in this world. >> there is. >> art warehouse? they have enough bad art to
mount dozens of exhibits. >> that's very nice. >> this is mr. money bags. >> that's stunning. >> he's compelling. >> this is in her boudoir. the painting was made with the content of her make up case. this is lucy in the field with flowers. don't know if she's sitting or standing and the wind seems to be blowing in two directions. >> this be considered a master work of bad art? >> absolutely. founding piece. this is what started it all. >> found where? >> in the trash. >> this is breakable. >> exactly. anything over a million dollars. >> with such precious masterpieces security is of course a concern. >> eileen that got a lot of attention when it was stolen. ten years went by. we got a call from someone who
was looking for a ransom for the piece. >> the ransom wasn't paid. but the thief returned eileen anyway. as an artist ever sued for defamation? >> most artists are happy to find that their work is in our museum. the reason is, because artists are trying to communicate something. and we are exhibiting and celebrating the works. >> celebrating? >> celebrating an artist's right to fail. >> it does look like he's crying. >> that points to a bright future here at the museum of bad art. especially if you're thinking of moving an old 401(k) to a fidelity ira. it gives you a wide range of investment options... and the free help you need to make sure your investments fit your goals -- and what you're really investing for.
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>> cowan: here is a look at the week ahead on our "sunday morning" calendar. monday court hearing in toronto for justin bieber accused of hitting a limo driver several times in the back of the head in december. on tuesday, the toll vision academy in ducts its newest hall of fame members. actress julia louise dreyfess, producer terry kelly, jay leno, executive rupert murdoch and late audio pioneer ray dolden.
wednesday is the next court date for cure 'tis reev,s charged with second degree murder of chad olson during an argument over texting. the 25th anniversary of the original proposal to create what we now know as the worldwide web. friday 3-14 is pie day honoring the greek letter that represents the ratio, the circle, circumference to the diameter which is approximately 3.14. and saturday is the 50th anniversary of liz both taylor's marriage to richard burton, their first marriage, that is. and now to washington where charlie rose is filling in for bob schieffer this morning on "face the nation." morning, charlie. >> on "face the nation" former secretary of date jim bakker, form vice president dick cheney, general jim jones and congressman paul ryan.
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i'm anne makovec. i'm phil matier. i'm mark good morning. 7:30, sundays, march 9th. thank you for joining us. we have a lot of news to get to in our next hour. >> speaking of, it is the next hour. hope you remembered to turn your clx forward. the -- clocks forward. the san francisco police officer that was shot, is expected to be ok but he was shot yesterday and there was a wild chase that spanned three counties. we have new information on what happened overnight. three arrests were made. >> and you may recall last year there was an attack, a gunfire attack on one of the electric substations, pg&e in san jose. >> they wondered if it was a terrorist attack. >> the heated debate. now the question is how safe is
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