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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: i'm charles osgood this is "sunday morning." today is flag day. the adoption the first american flag on this date back in 1777. in the heat of the american revolution. a different kind of revolution is underway a scientific revolution on artificial
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intelligence ai for short. will change all of our lives for the better. our skeptics who are skeptical as david pogue will report in our cover story. >> for a hundred years the only place could you see walking thinking robots has been in the movies. but now advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are advancing, the worry is they will be too smart. >> no limit. >> coming up on "sunday morning" the presence and worrisome future of intelligent. >> osgood: helen mirren won for her portrayal of keep elizabeth. and the queen on broadway.
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along the way she granted an audience to lee cow juan. >> oscar winner lee mirren. after all she's made career playing towering british figures. >> churchill to me. extraordinary. >> yes and beyond, i'm not done yet. >> it's our understanding of power. >> helen mirren, expanding her realm to broadway ahead on "sunday morning." >> osgood: note this morning that the record producer behind hits mark ronson he talks with anthony mason. >> he's produced for adele paul
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mccartney and amy winehouse. but now mark ronson has his own monster hit. ♪ >> how is it to have a number one hit? >> something that i never ever thought was even remotely attainable. >> ahead on "sunday morning," mark ronson and the year's biggest smash. >> osgood: time travel by vintage automobile is altogether possible it's happening in what might be appear to be very unlikely place, just ask elizabeth palmer. >> out for a nostalgic spin in the islamic republic. iran's american classic car lovers give us a glimpse of their treasure. >> i see a model t. >> yeah? it is. and this is another consider
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that is in restoration. >> the key on the seat. >> later on "sunday morning." >> mo rocca talks with george saunders. steve heart map introduces us to a man who is truly driven. we remember actor christopher lee. but first here are the headlines or this sunday morning the 1th of june. the search for two convicted killers who escaped from a prison in upstate new york is now in it's ninth day. police are focusing on woods and fields near the prison. there have been no new leads. hillary rodham clinton kicked off her road to the president today she's in iowa. queen elizabeth marked her
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birthday yesterday. of 23 month old prince george in the arms of his father on the balcony. the her majesty's celebration may have been up staged by last in and out's pear, the george kirby, age 103 and his 91-year-old bride doreen luckie after living together george popped the question on valentine's day the newlyweds age is 194. tigers lions hippopotamus escaped from the zoo in former soviet georgia after heavy flooding. they were recaptured. now the weather rain continues across parts of the upper ohio river valley and sections of the northeast, usually warm in the pacific northwest. the week ahead occasional
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showers in the northeast sunny in the northwest and hot and summery in the southwest. next robots. friend or foe? later -- >> time travel. >> on the fast track.
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. >> osgood: it could turn out to be mankind's biggest technological leap forward. artificial intelligence, ai far short. unless all the ai in doubt robots decide to take over for us some day. our cover story is reported by david pogue of yahoo! tech. down. >> taught us about robots. some day walk on two feet like people. and second most of them will eventually turn on us. but in real life, always seem to be 20 years away. well, don't look now.
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last weekend these robots competed in a competition run by darpa, the military advanced technology division. you may have heard of some of the previous projects gps the thing called the internet. darpa offered $3.5 million in prizes for robots that can navigate a disaster-rescue sca scenario. the robots have to perform tasks like driving turning off a valve. drilling out a wall. crossing a pile of rubble and climbing stairs. the crowd went wild. it is an ex heardary thing. when the robot does well, and it scores a point. everyone cheers. then of course when the robot
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teeters then suddenly falls. everybody goes "oh" and they sympathize with it. >> gill pratt is the head. darpa robotics challenge. >> in coming years first of all most important thing is reliability will go up. prices will go down. we'll find more and more uses for them. >> yes just walking is a major accomplishment. >> we're still a long way from science fiction. >> the mit professor.
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>> our robot sits in the passenger seat because he's too big. >> that would be this one. basically getting out of the car. it lad to go through the rest of the competition with its right arm broken. >> he finished the course one handed earning respectable seven out of eight points. >> a few similar competitions have convinced the world that robots are capable of doing real things in the real world. that has led to massive new investments from google. apple, uber, you name it. and that is going to mean acceleration of technology. things are going to go really fast here on out. >> want to see something cool? >> alex garland would agree.
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he's the writer-director of "ex mana" a movie that considers what robot technology might be like. >> all of a sudden a thing again this year in popular culture. why do you suppose that has happened? >> i don't know. i've thought about that. may not be ai i think more to do with technology and fear of technology. >> do you have a name? >> ava. >> we all have cell phones and tablets and lab tops and computers. and we don't really understand how these things work. but they seem to understand how we work. and that makes us feel you can easy. >> of course. >> most movies where there is a very smart robot like yours
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turn out to be menacing or threatening in some way. if indeed does not turn out to be purseful. >> actually in this case i don't think the robot is evil. what i think is the robot is like us. it's sentien and that robot has been unreasonably imprisoned and like us wants to be out. we have a bad history. with not respecting them. we don't want to keep make the same kinds of mistakes. >> is a question researchers debate. but getting there will require more than advances in robotics but break throughs in ai, artificial intelligence. have to teach machines how to think. >> let me say something which most people think of is remarkable human-like intelligence i say when is the
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next cleveland indians game. >> indians-white sox game starts at 5:10 p.m. >> if anyone knows how close we are is dag kittlaus, siri also began life as a darpa project. >> first thing that happens you need to change and understand the sounds that you said and turn them into words. that's the first step. then words need to be understood so there's a artificial intelligence inside that understands the context. >> sometimes i've noticed siri seems to have a sense of humor. what is the best smart phone? >> there are other phones? >> someone anticipated and wrote, it's not really a personality. >> people were going to ask funny questions, we spent quite a bit of time preparing siri to
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be funny have a dry wiz as impressive as siri is she's not actually thinking. everything she says was written in advance by a programmer. but after the team left apple they began working on something much much more ambitious with much more in tell sense it's called viv. >> say something like, find me a great place to go to take my kids to the caribbean and the last week of february. >> in a split second viv will consult several different services on the web stores, travel agencies databases to execute much more complicated commands. >> system would know your kids are -- last trips that you took, approximately how much budget you like to spend on those types of vacations. begin a dialogue. >> all sounds great but not to everyone. >> artificial intelligence if we succeed in getting true ai that
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is smarter than us would be the most powerful technology ever. be the best thing ever or worst thing. and it's up to us now to see which way it's going to go. >> mit professor so concerned he started a group called the future of life institute to consider the dangers of ai. >> the basic concern very simple. if you can make a machine which can out compete human on all tasks then by definition it's better than us at programming ai. first thing it can do improve its own software. now it's even smarter. it can do it again and again and again. >> you're not saying going to develop emotions and turn on us willingly, right? is there -- >> that's right. there are lot of misconceptions one of the most common ones somehow make robot really smart,
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suddenly become evil and going focil all the people. that's completely ridiculous. intelligence means that you're good at accomplishing your goals whatever they are playing chess, getting rich. just make sure that its goals are aligned with our human goals you'll be fine. >> all the experts agree that recent leaps in robot fix and ai should make us both excited and cautious. >> in the short term we're safe in having to worry about super intelligence. we're talking a hundred years from now before we need to be worried. >> artificial intelligence contains benefits, not down to the ai which of those we encounter going to be down to us. >> robots, artificial intelligence are going to change the way we interact with
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technology, no question. that's good. that's a good thing. we're going to have to adapt or going to love what happens. >> osgood: ahead -- ♪ meet the world's newest energy superpower. surprised? in fact, america is now the world's number one natural gas producer... and we could soon become number one in oil. because hydraulic fracturing technology is safely recovering lots more oil and natural gas. supporting millions of new jobs. billions in tax revenue... and a new century of american energy security. the new energy superpower? it's red, white and blue. log on to learn more.
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why am i so awake? did you know your brain has a wake system... and a sleep system? science suggests when you have insomnia, the neurotransmitters in your wake system may be too strong, which may be preventing you from getting the sleep you need. talk to your doctor about ways to manage your insomnia. if you can't put a feeling into words, why try? at 62,000 brush movements per minute philips sonicare leaves your mouth with a level of clean like you've never felt before. innovation and you. philips sonicare. >> osgood: now a page from our sunday morning almanac. june 14, 19 4.
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61 years ago today the americans took time out to hunker down. >> this is times square, new york, prior to the start of the civil defense drill highlighting operation alert. >> the nationwide drill was driven by fears of a soviet nuclear attack. fierce so powerful that even jaded new yorkers were willing to comply. >> less than two minutes after the signal the streets were cleared. times square is deserted. >> osgood: not that new york was the only target. far from it. >> other theoretical bombs were dropped -- >> 20 cities conducted public exercise including washington. president eisenhower was seeing his part. >> here to fairy the president to a secret relocation center. >> reflected overall level of nuclear anxiety of the times. an anxiety that found its way
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into the nation's school rooms. >> be like bert, when there's a flash, duck and cover and do it fast. >> osgood: this taught whole generation of school children to be prepared for an atomic attack that could come at any time. >> you and i don't have shells to crawl into we have to cover up in our own way. >> what are you supposed to do when you see the flash? >> duck and cover! >> how effective all that ducking and covering would have been was in doubt even then. even though the nationwide drill on that long ago june morning was judged a success, civil defense officials calculated that at least two million new yorkers would have died in a real attack. nationwide the toll would have exceeded 12 million. fortunately those estimates have never been put to the test.
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>> osgood: now from tehran all about time travel. to a part of the american past that some of you may remember. here is elizabeth palmer. >> amir bagheri is taking me for a spin in his 1965 mustang. with a stack of 45s for the on board turn table. this is american nostalgia in the heart of tehran. the american ones are very special to the eye rainians. >> this quality and powerful engine. >> american cars specifically mustangs are life long passion for bagheri. who first fell in love with his father's when he was just a kid. the engine -- >> now a successful businessman
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he owns several. including a rare 1969 shelby cobra. it's being painstakingly and expensively restored. are you spending too much money on it? >> yes very much. too much? >> yes. >> it was the revolution that put an end to american car sales in iran. before that they were a common sight in traffic right through the 1950s and '60s up to 1979. these days middle class eye rainians drive cars manufactured at home. on ultra modern assembly lines in the huge khodro car plant south of the capital. while the wealthy buy luxury european cars. but cyrusa business consultant believes american cars could make a big come back if sanctions were lifted. >> a combination purchase being romantic romantically involved
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with the american brands but also the fact that in many industries american companies are the best. >> survivors from the heyday of the u.s. auto manufacturing live on here. prized and polished and paraded now and again in alleys organized by the car federation of iran. >> this is the -- for older owners they are powerful lena stall quick. he treasures his '67 barracuda. but this is his trophy. a '72 chevy chevell just like one he owned when he was an engineering student in california. do you remember how many miles to the gallon you got? >> well, i don't care. this is a matter of love, you know. >> in 1959 president eisenhower rode through streets in a silver
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cadillac el dorado which was a gift to the then shah. >> oh, my. this is a piece of history. >> it sure is. >> almost six decades later here it is. it was rediscovered in pieces and rescued by a collector. >> the history of the car -- red of the iran classic car committee. isivity going to be on the road again? >> yes of course. what would restoration be if the car didn't run any more. >> this is 1968 dodge charger. this is the muscle car icon. >> the car made famous in the chase seen from "bullit" over in the corner sits the grand daddy of them all. i think i see a model ii. >> it is. this is another car in restoration. >> what year? >> '20s.
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>> someone left the key on the seat. >> why not. >> time travel. >> iranian division to american eye cons is loyal as it is unexpected. just listen to this. that's the sound of a passion so powerful even toll particulars can't get in the way. >> sirens. bells. >> osgood: still to come. >> horns. >> osgood: encore for the mighty. but first. mark ronson.
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♪ >> osgood: locked out of heaven was a huge hit for bruno mars as well as producer mark ronson. he has other hits on the chart with anthony mason we take ♪ >> it's the song that spent 14
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weeks at number one this year. for longest run at the top so far this century. ♪ bruno mars sings lead on "uptown funk" but the artist mind it almost hides in the background of his own video. he's 39-year-old producer and guitar wrist mark ronson. >> how does it feel to have number one song? >> it's something that i never ever, thought was even remotely attainable. >> "uptown funk" which started as jam session did not have an easy birth. >> it was really when bruno came up with the bass line.
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you know, the hook that opens the song that the song really gelled together then with the horns after that. and now it's like my time to deliver. i need to find a guitar part that's memorable and special. i cut -- i think it was 60 takes that i never happened. i fainted like, in the middle of doing guitar takes. >> you fainted? >> yeah. >> why were you working so hard? >> just felt like it needed to be fought for. ♪ >> until "uptown funk" ronson largely worked in the shadows of artists he produced like adele. ♪ paul mccartney. and amy winehouse. ♪
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>> you've been coming here a long time? >> it was 2006. >> he was largely unknown when he coproduced winehouse's second album at london's studios. >> we did all of the recording for all of the strings for "back to black." >> how did you and amy connect? >> she was in new york, i was living in new york at the time. >> a producer friend sent her over to his house. >> actually she was standing outside i was like, amy? she was like, yeah. you could tell she was confused. she later told me she thought mark ronson was some, as she said, some jewish guy with a beard. >> the two would spend the next week working on songs.
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♪ >> the chorus of "rehab" came from a walk you guys took. >> yeah. we were walking around -- telling me a bit of her history. kind of in this dark time. whole family came over they tried to make me go to rehab i was like no, no, no. it just sounded like a hook right away. i was like, i know this really like a bit gimmicky, try to write a song with that thing you know. >> back to black could go on to sell 20 million copies win five grammys. winehouse and ronson had been talking about working together again in 2011. when the singer died suddenly of alcohol poisoning. she was 27.
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>> your name was so closely linked to her how difficult was it to watch her decline. >> it was difficult, but at the same time, could i have done more. or like should i have been more forceful. or whatever it is. >> when you asked yourself those questions what did you decide? >> i feel like i've always had a little bit of guilty, you know, like it's the record that made me a career. and i didn't have to go through any of the turmoil and heartache that she had to write those songs, right? i just provided some nice arrangements and band performances and produced it, you know? i don't know. i don't know. i just miss my friend. >> like winehouse ronson was born to jewish parents in london, where he lived until he was eight. >> i moved to new york and i had this funny accent.
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the kids in school would keys me. i feel like an english new yorker. >> after his parents split his mother socialite anne dexter married mick jones lead guitarist of the band foreigner. >> i was always producer records, my step dad had a little home studio when i was 17. >> but dying would be his way into the music business. >> when i decided to come dj here it was yoyo and this is the booth. >> ronson made his name at clubs in new york. and this one in london. what did you like about being back sneer. >> well, i couldn't dance to save my life. and, b i really loved playing music. it just becomes this dense sweat
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box and the kids when they hear a song that they love they are leaning over like everyone's almost over this glass. >> his wide knowledge of music made him a popular producer. but he also had hit albums on his own. "version" went platinum led by single "valerie" also sung by amy winehouse. ♪ but ronson's follow up sold poorly so when he started work on uptown special his career was on the line. do you think part of the reason you were putting so much pressure on yourself was to you feel like you needed this? >> yeah. i any so. i kind of wept through this sort of intense writer's block, i was just like in the studio every
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day not coming up with anything. >> were you worried that sort of getting left behind? >> absolutely. that's how music was. you have a short shelf life. ♪ >> "uptown funk" has extend is his expiration date. but mark ronson is already looking past his biggest hit. are you enjoying it? >> enjoying is -- i am enjoying it. i don't know. i'm not a big enjoyer. i appreciate it. >> is it that much of a phenomenon. >> it's amazing. i'm always thinking, what is the next song? it is great to enjoy sit back and look at that stuffer. what actually makes me the happiest when i'm in the studio creating music.
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>> osgood: ahead. towering. all that jazz. ...with non-insulin victoza. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza. he said victoza works differently than pills and comes in a pen. victoza is proven to lower blood sugar and a1c. it's taken once a day, any time. and the needle is thin. victoza is not for weight loss but it may help you lose some weight. victoza is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. it is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes and should not be used in people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. victoza has not been studied with mealtime insulin. victoza is not insulin. do not take victoza if you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome
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non-insulin victoza. it's covered by most health plans. >> osgood: it happened this past week. the passing of two very different men of talent. jazz saxaphonist ornette coleman died thursday in new york of cardiac arrest. coleman pioneered the style he called harmolodics improvising
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off a melody rather than off chord changes. in the 1966 documentary coleman credit his independent ways to the poverty of his childhood. >> i grew up hungry, so i can be hungry now. that's when i started trying to not worry about whether what it was doing had any value or whether it was good or bad but to do it. >> osgood: he won a pulitzer prize in 007. >> without this man standing next to me. >> as well as lifetime achievement grammy award. ornette coleman was 856789 and we learned of the death in london of film actor christopher lee. standing more than six feet tall lee was often cast as the villain. he played the monster in the 1957 film "the curse of
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frankenstein." also played count dracula no fewer than ten times. more recently lee played the evil wizard saruman in the "lord of the rings" and "hobbit" plims. a veteran of roughly 250 film and tv roles he was knighted in 2009. sir christopher lee was 93.
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>> osgood: make music in small
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electronic like this one. on a mighty wurlitzer something else again. the giant instrument pipe dreams are made of as connor knighton now shows us. >> silent movies were never really designed to be silent. cue the wurlitzer. >> the wurlitzer all the other brands that were manufactured. were made specifically to be accompany silent movies. >> it's known as the mighty wurlitzer it comes with a full range of sound. >> sirens, bells horns drums cymbals, castanets, everything
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you could think of in an orchestra. >> bill field is the owner of the old tune music hall in california. he provides sound tracks to black and white movies on an organ that is anything but. >> the parts glow in the dark and are painted like black light painty is that? >> draw attention. expose parts of the organ that were never seen. people get to see moving what they're hearing. some time thought it was a horrible thing to do. tearable to paint a piece of wurlitzer wood with a color. >> the mighty wurlitzer is the stradivarius of the other an.
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for the past 47 years field has played his wurlitzer providing them the trip back in time. >> not only because of how weaver followed the original intent of recreating the '20s. >> in the early 1900s movie theaters were palaces with ornate decorations plush seating and live orchestras accompanying films. theater organs like the mighty wurlitzer were designed to replace those orchestras, one instrument that could make the sounds of dozens. so playing something like this is like conducting your own orchestra. >> it is. certainly. >> field knows the instrument so well that he can improvise while accompanying silent movies taking his crews from the screen.
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or from this aspiring screen writer. >> cowboys start to fall in love you see the sweetheart. then she gets kidnapped by the villain. ♪ then the villain gets a pie thrown in his face. ♪ that's amazing. audiences of all ages seem to hang on every note. >> such a critical -- i was in tears afterwards just got to me so emotion family i just was overcome.
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>> to them doesn't plan on taking a bow any time soon. how long do you intend to keep playing here? >> long as i can play. i just love it. i like to make the audience lover it. >> a mighty love. >> osgood: next. don't try this at home.
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ago when walter at the age of 91 decided to do something drastically daring. >> you ready grandpa? >> he strapped himself inside radio junk car and prepare to cross off the only thing on his bucket list. >> i'm glad he gets to do what he always wanted to do. >> just what was that? you won't believe. >> three. >> back to that in a minute. but first i've got to tell you how this got started. about a year and half ago walter was riding in the car with his granddaughter becky when he said something really staining. he said, have you ever wondered what would happen if you drove through a garage door. >> i told her it was one of my fantasies. i'd just love putting it in reverse and backing right through the door. >> becky says a smile came across his face. >> you didn't see him react to things like that ever before. >> after hearing how much it would mean, they found him a car and garage that needed a new
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door anyway. >> everybody is ready. everybody is watching. >> everybody out of the way? >> yes. >> so with the coast clear walter thomas went from pinochle to white knuckle. >> oh clam. >> when he emerged the smile was back. in spades. >> it was like he was a little boy again. >> the video has now gone viral. although walter has inspired many he is mostly inspired himself. in fact during our interview with his granddaughter walter interrupted saying something about skydiving. >> i haven't heard one yet. >> oh, my, gosh. >> sounds like a follow up. here we go. >> osgood: still to come. >> helen mirren.
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>> we women are forgotten more about cruelty that you could ever remember. what we do not like is lies. >> it's "sunday morning" on cbs. here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: helen mirren played no nonsense queen ever england in the 2006hbo mini series " elizabeth sst" she's won screen and honors, the dame helen mirren. >> i've been a dame now for quite a long time. i kind of forget, yes, i do. >> unstill somebody addresses you as dame. >> oh, yeah, that's right. i forgot that. >> dame helen may not always remember being recognized by royalty. >> die tee first self second.
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that's how i was brought up. that's all i've ever known. >> she certainly recognized as royalty. her portrayal of elizabeth ii as the scene and her slew of awards including an oscar for best actress. >> anyone who knows the british people more than i do, mr. blair. nor who has greater faith in wisdom and judgment. >> when it came time to meet her majesty in person. none of those accolades really mattered. >> i was paranoid with fear and embarrassment. what we call queenitis you become this babbling idiot. you get queenitis you start saying things like, it was such fun, wasn't it? you just say these ridiculous things. >> she didn't dare ask what the queen thought of her portrayal. that's just not done.
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>> to this day i don't know if she's ever seen it or what she thought of it or anything. >> mirren still calls london home. she lives here with her husband director taylor hackford, spends her time gardening when she's not on the road. >> because we move around all the time i'm forever planting things that i never see flower. >> she's away from home again this year in new york city. bringing her majesty to broadway. >> the great thing it looks like buckingham palace. here it is. >> i only ever wanted to be ordinary. >> well, in which way do you consider you have failed in that ambition? >> the play is "the audience." >> you proofed yourself a great ally to me, to this family. which is why i'm keen to help you now. why don't you resign?
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>> it goes behind the doors of buckingham palace and into the private meetings between queen liz both and her prime ministers. >> you know thinking about all your previous pms. how many? >> twelve, the dirty dozen. >> mirren has already won the alivier award for her sold out run of the production in london's west wend. last week she took home a tony. >> baby, this is for you you know y. that's nothing rude incidentally. >> fitting she says because american audiences are her favorite. >> american audiences sit forward, you know, what are you going to do for us. english audiences sit back, what are you going to do for us, you know. it's a very different attitude. >> over the course of her 63 year reign queen elizabeth has held an audience with her prime ministers once a week. they are purposely very private.
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>> this family has given every minute of every day in service to the british people. have you heard me complain. >> but your subjects are now complaining. >> my honor and my duty. every once in awhile i must be allowed to draw the line. >> do you feel the portrayal has changed over the years? >> no. i don't think so. because she hasn't changed. that's the point of the queen in a way is this incredible consistency. >> what was her achievement the historians will ask. well, she lived long, showed up, cut ribbons, knew when to keep her head down and her mouth shut. a postage stamp with a pulse. >> it's not the first queen elizabeth mirren has played. >> i know i have the body of a week and feeble woman but i have the heart and stomach of a king.
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>> as elizabeth i mirren slipped into character in part by slipping into elaborate period costumes. >> half of of my trailer was full of jewelry in the morning i'd go, i think i'll wear that, that, that and that. let's put those on. and then put that in the hair. you could just load yourself up like a christmas tree. >> maybe it was her aristocratic roots. her grandfather was a czarist officer stranded in england after the russian ref nukes she was born ilyena mironov and grew up in essex. she took early interest in acting especially shakespeare. >> what was it about shakespeare that grabbed you? >> where do you start with that? >> the language. >> no, not actually the language. the thought that the language is carrying. the understandingss about life.
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they're so amazing. >> her interest in the stage concerned her parents at first. but after a stunning performance as, what else, a queen in cleopatra, she was invited to join the prestige gus royal shakespeare company. >> like riding a big powerful horse. it's like, oh, my, god. i can't do this. and suddenly i could control the horse,. >> since then she's gone on to play all manner of strong women. she has ruled subjects and gosford park, served them. >> i'm the perfect servant i have no life. >> in the action franchise "red" mirren wields a different kind of authority. and she won rave revise for her
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portrayal of alcoholic detective in the british tv series "prime suspect." >> it would be a huge miscalculation to try to undermine my authority. >> often the roles are heavy on intellect as well as sex appeal. >> enjoy yourself. take care. >> early on mirren got a reputation as the thinking man's sex symbol. the title never quite been able to shake. did you ever get sick of people taking about it. >> of course, it's annoying, yes, absolutely. here you are asking me about it yet again. >> here i am. >> every time. it's inevitable. >> in the '60s and '70s she says sexism came with the territory. >> it took women quite a long time i think to fight their way out of that. and learn the wonderful words
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[bleep] off. >> do you think you learned those early enough? >> no, i didn't learn them early enough, no. >> she could hold her own when early interviewer suggested that she was more seductress than serious actress mirren was quick to put him in his place. >> do you find that that can best be described as your equipment hundreders you in that pursuit. >> i'd like you to explain what you mean by my equipment. >> people -- well, your physical attributes. >> you mean hyphenners? >> . i was impressed with myself. i thought wow, you were quite funny, you didn't lose your temper and you handled it quite well actually" i was surprised. >> she was 30 then. she'll be 70 next month. the academy award winner has been around long enough to know that the red carpet treatment doesn't always last in hollywood which is why she still savers
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her moment. >> this fantastic merry go round, you know, there's all color and lights and people and you are off at the end. you have mud on your hands hand feet thinking, what happened to me. >> an unbroken line from churchill to me. extraordinary. >> oh, yes, and beyond. i'm not done yet. >> she now adds her first tony award to her list of crowning achievements. but she hopes there's still more to come. >> the fun is to learn. just keep that returning process going. >> still is for you? >> absolutely.
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>> for you grads the dark chasm of yawning uncertainty. but don't worry. you don't have to face the future for like two hours. >> osgood: that is the future cbs steven colbert who one of many notables to have speeches. by george. by george saundersa short story writer here is mo rocca. >> nice to meet you. >> he might be the most celebrated short story writer of his generation. >> please join knee now to welcome professor george saunders. >> but when george saunders was asked to address graduates at syracuse university, he was stumped. >> i thought, you know, why am i giving a speech to a bunch of kids who are better educated than i was. what do i have?
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what i had was basically time. i had these years of living. what i regret most in my life are failures of kindness. those moments when another human being was right there in front of me suffering and i responded sensibly. reservedly. mildly. >> the message saunders finally came up with was disarmingly simple. >> it's a little facile hard to implement i'd say as goal in life you can do worse than, try to be kinder. >> becoming kinder and more loving. >> yeah. i had early draft i had a line unless it's not and you're going to be a bitter old part. i thought that day, i would leave it out. >> the speech turned into a best seller for saunders. >> i work on story i'll have just have some events --
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>> but it's in fiction that he's made his mark. george saunders knows what makes for a good story. >> there's a person here and person there this one is thinking, i'm having a great day. i'm so happy. this one is thinking i never got what i deserved. you put even the slightest contact between them that's going to cause sparks. >> in winter saunders brought us to a snowy field in syracuse, new york. this place was the setting for the title tori of his collection "tenth of december" in that story a little boy crosses paths with a man who has decided to kill himself. car is parked here. an old man dying comes out here. >> right. he has this vision that he'll go up there somewhere and sit and ease his way out. the little boy is just out goofing around, this vivid fantasy life. >> when he falls into an icy pond he switches to thoughts of suicide to desperate attempt to save his life. >> he had to get the kid warmed
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up, how to do it. lie on top of him. like popsicle on pop stick call. >> our congratulations to george saunders. >> george saunders' stories made him critical favorite. they're dark, funny and compassionate. with the store reef of saunders own life they take surprising twists and turns. >> you came to writing pretty late. >> finishing high school saunders seemed least likely to become a famous writer. >> i didn't think college was in my future. i knew a guy who knew a guy in the earring tells guy said i think we can be the opening act. okay, that would be cool. >> he ended up of all places the colorado school of mines. then got job scouting for natural resources in the jungles of indonesia. but deep down he wanted to be a writer.
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he figured if he mined his travel from material well that would surely make him the next hemingway. >> it's the reason i'm no good as writer because i haven't done anything yet. so then that was great education to go there have lot of experiences. and going that's not actually a story. it's just some typing. >> came back to the u.s. now married and with two young daughters to support he had to make a living. he got a job as a writer of technical reports. >> an office park? >> not in tibet or the jungles of africa it was in rochester. it was corporate woods it was called. >> he tried his best to write fiction during breaks. around this time you end up writing the great american novel. >> yeah. >> well, not exactly. >> had 700 page manuscript that
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was titled -- which i think means -- gave it to my wife i was so happy. i can't believe i accomplished this. she took it to read. i peeked around the corner she must have been on page three she just with her head in her hands gossoon intelligible. >> he'd been doing another kind ever writing back at the office park when was bored. one night his wife stumbled on that work. >> i was just writing these little poems like dr. seuss limb ricks. i went out to do something i heard paula laughing, genuinely laughing. i hadn't had anyone read something i'd written with genuine pleasure in about six years. i thought dummy that's what it is. >> he found his voice. >> just like a little light wept on that this is the life that we're living right now. most americans my age were living. if you want find something to say about it or capped fine a wade to bring that keep human
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stuff to it that's not the world's fault. it's your fault. >> finally at the age of 37, saunders published his first collection of short stories. he's won increasing acclaim with each book and essay. the guy who barely got into college now teaches writing to university students. hundreds of syracuse graduate students compete to get into his small class. is it pretty invigorating to be on the campus around all these young people? >> it is. it's nerve-racking. you with this level of students you can never phone it in. >> but for all his success george saunders still finds allotted to fret over, like every time he looks at his latest story. >> i look at ten-page thing that i've written i always have a feeling, i don't know. who wants to read ten pages of you?
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can you get it in seven they might be able to tolerate. >> osgood: coming up. >> one of his most famous battles. >> osgood: waterloo, 200 years and counting. y to hit some balls? sure. ooh! hey buddy, what's up? this is what it can be like to have shingles. aw man. a painful, blistering rash. i keep thinking how did he get this, he's in such good shape. if you had chickenpox, the shingles virus is already inside you. 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their lifetime. your immune system weakens as you get older and it loses its ability to keep the shingles virus in check. after almost 3 weeks, i just really wanted to give it a shot. the shingles rash can last up to 30
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days. you know i'm not feeling it today. don't worry about it buddy. we'll do it another day. don't wait until you or someone you care about develops shingles. talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your risk. >> osgood: here is a look at the week ahead on our sunday morning calendar. monday is global wind day.
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with events around the world to publicize the benefits of wind-generated power. tuesday sees the opening in los angeles of the e3 electronic entertainment expo. leading trade show for computer and video games. wednesday is bunker hill day in massachusetts. marking the 240th anniversary of the american battle with the british troops in charlestown section of boston. thursday marks the beginning of the muslim festival of ramadan which calls for month-long dawn to during fast. friday is the first day of the warrior games in quantico, virginia the juan wall sports competition that brings together wounded, ill and injured servicemen and veterans. and just in time for the summer beach season saturday is the 40th anniversary of the release of "jaws" which pitted a seaside vacation town against one very hungry shark.
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>> osgood: this thursday marks the 200th napoleon defeat of the battle of waterloo. it was costly victory. as we are reminded by the author. >> 200 years ago the 33-year-old irishman wrote a letter to his wife. it was a letter that many soldiers have written hope will never be delivered but only posted if the writer died in battle. major heyland wrote, my mary, let the recollection console you that the happiest days of my life have been from your love and affection and that i die loving only you. what dear children, my mary, i leave you. my marion i can't gentlest girl, my anne, my john, let my children console you my love, my mary. arthur heyland died the next day and i very much doubt that his
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death was tranquil. he was one of the thousands who fell on sunday, june 18th, 1815, at the blood bath in belgium we know as the battle of waterloo. it is one of history's most famous battles astonishingly there are towns all across the united states from alabama to kansas from louisiana to new hampshire all named waterloo even though america had no part in that day's fighting. yet perhaps the folk who named those towns recognized that history had changed on that fatal sunday. for 50 years there had been worldwide struggle between france and britain for leadership of the world. american revolution was part of that. george washington learned his military skills, and defeated britain and france was america's ally. yet their victory in the 13 colonies did not end the wider war which saw both moscow and washington burned. then at waterloo it was suddenly
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over. napoleon was defeated there was a new world order. so yes waterloo is worth remembering but perhaps 200 years later what we should remember is that the young men and women we send to war leave behind them husbands, wives sons daughters, lovers and friends. waterloo changed the world but it utterly changed the world of mary marion that, anne and john heyland, waterloo is history but our veterans and their families are still with us. we must not forget them. >> osgood: commentary from bernard cornwell. john dickerson in washington for look what's ahead on "face the nation." good morning. >> dickerson: hillary clinton campaign wants to hear no analogies about waterloo. but bernie sanders hopes to be one to take on hillary clinton. lindsey graham on the republican side.
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senator from south carolina then talk to clinton's campaign manager and wrap it up with a political roundtable. >> osgood: thank you. next week here on "sunday morning." >> i do. i ride this about three mornings a week. >> talk about golden old tee. >> folks that believe in the golden rule. here i go, bye-bye. >> osgood: talks with pat boone. for more than 30 million patients? or that our software helps over 20 million smartphone users remotely configure e-mail every month? or how about processing nearly $5 billion in electronic toll payments a year? in fact, today's xerox is working in surprising ways to help companies simplify the way work gets done and life gets lived. with xerox, you're ready for real business.
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