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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is december 31st, new year's eve. welcome to "cbs this morning: saturday." a new cyberattack in the u.s. with to be ties to russia. details on what was targeted this time. plus as the u.s. hands down punishment to russia, president-elect trump and vladimir putin congratulate each other in a series of exchanges. securing the city. how authorities are trying to protect one of the world's biggest parties. as millions take to the skies with a new holiday drone, what they don't know could cost them thousands or put them in jail.
we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. donald trump praising vladimir putin tweeting this. great move on delay by v. putin. i always knew he was very smart. >> putin takes a pass tit for tat expulsions. >> he says we won't do that. >> he has a celebration at the kremlin. >> these are both smart, shrewd guys who are sizing each other up in the ring. >> russian hack e beyond the election. >> they may have access to a power grid in vermont. >> the first country here to welcome in the new year. >> the eyes of the world will be on the new year's eve ball as it drops in times square. more than a million revelers will be there. >> dramatic rescues at knott's berry farm. >> one rescue after toanother.
21 people. >> stuck there since 2:00. >> new england is covered in deep snow. lovely to look at but not so nice to shovel. >> don't let it run into us. >> it's a moose on the loose! the beast decided to take a jog in montana! >> all that. closing after 78 years. >> some people waited five hours >> and all that matters. >> isaiah. deep three. oh! 50 points for isiah thomas! >> on "cbs this morning: saturday." >> wow! >> finds hill. and he's in. touchdown! sideline! touchdown! michigan. their first lead of the game! to the end zone. it is caught. touchdown! seminoles are going for the win. here is the extra point. it is blocked! and it's going all the way. knocked up in the air and intercepted.
what a football game. a one-point thriller won by florida state! ♪ welcome to the weekend, everyone. i'm anthony mason along with reena ninan. welcome. alex wagner is off this morning. we have a lineup of guests including martin freeman who is taking audiences from the office to middle earth and hear from him as he brings back his most fame role in the hit series "sherlock." >> chef jose andreas is known for his big culinary empire and. tight. we will join him for a special new year eve's dish. >> gallant is going up against beyonce and rihanna next month. a far cry from his early days in music. we will talk to him about his newfound success and he will perform in our "saturday
session." we begin with our top story. another cyber attack in the united states with possible ties to russia. the target is an electric utility in vermont. burlington electric says malware code associated with a russian hacking operation was found in one of its computers. the company said it discovered the possible breach after the department of homeland security issued an alert to utility companies thursday night. it's not known when the code entered the computer of the vermont utility. but the discovery underscores just how vulnerable the nation's electric grid is to potential hackers. >> the company issued a statement on friday saying, quote, we detected the malware in a single burlington electric laptop and not connected to our organization's grid system and took immediate action to alert the federal authorities fost finding. the same report from the department of homeland security talked about russian for cyber
attacks on the democratic national committee and hillary clinton's campaign chairman to upend the election. jeff pegues has more. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence agencies believe russian hacking units often used other people's computer networks to hide their malicious activity. newly declassified documents show that u.s. investigators suspect that russian intelligence services have access to compromised computer infrastructure in as many as 60 countries. according to this joint analysis, u.s. intelligence agencies have been tracking specific russian signatures, or fingerprints, of malicious cyberactivity for years and led them to focus on one culprit in connection with the cyberattack that affected democratic party officials. >> it was very clear from day one that this was russia. >> reporter: kell ward the executive director of the congressional campaign committee said she and other democratic
party officials were notified of the cyberattack on june 14th but by then, it was too late. the hackers had already stolen valuable opposition research for congressional races and the information was about to show up in republican ads. >> the material that was leaked was weaponized in a way to affect our most important races at the most important time. >> reporter: it was weaponized. >> the hackers released the materials and put them on the internet. >> reporter: cybersecurity experts and u.s. officials say the tactic is classic russian information war fare and uses in countries around the world including ukraine and turkey. with the blessing of vladimir putin rurgs intelligence sources are working to make a playbook which plans for planned cyberattacks to release embarrassing documents or cause other disruptions. president obama has ordered a
report on the russian cyberattacks and it is expected to be completed sometime in the next few weeks. u.s. officials tell cbs news that through a combination of forensic evidence and human intelligence, it will reveal new details about the cyberattacks that have yet to come to light. for "cbs this morning," jeff pegues, washington. president-elect donald trump praised russian president vladimir putin for not immediately retaliating about new sanctions imposed by the obama administration. on friday russian diplomats in maryland were seen packing up to leave after their expulsion from the u.s. 35 russian diplomats were told they have to leave the u.s. by today. >> trump tweeted praise for putin's quote, great move for delay on retaliation against american diplomats. he said i always knew he was very smart. the russian embassy retweeted what trump wrote.
paula reed has more. >> reporter: donald trump will have authority to overturn the new sanctions but poopgs fr opposition. >> it was plainly a mixture of many motivations but no dispute over the underlying fact of russian responsibility for doing this. >> reporter: democratic congressman adam shift insists there is bipartisan support for sanctions against russia and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle would support further action. >> if you have a powerful bipartisan consensus in congress that more needs to be done to deter russia that is difficult for the president-elect to ignore or to stop. >> reporter: top aides of mr. trump calling the sanctions a political move by the obama administration. >> all we heard all through the election was russia russia russia. whenever it came to anything donald trump said or did. >> we agree that foreign government shouldn't be hacking american institutions, period. >> reporter: but top republicans
say the u.s. retaliation against russia is justified. in a statement thursday, house speaker paul ryan said the action by the administration is overdue and serves as a prime example of this administration's ineffective foreign policy. senate majority leader concurred and writing sanctions against the russian intelligence services are a good initial state but, however, late in coming. >> i think putin is a kind of guy if you get in a brawl with him he keeps brawling. >> reporter: michael o'hanlon says the president-elect's approach to the kremlin could actually help the u.s. >> i give trump some credit for recognizing that most problems in the world, we actually need to cooperate with russia or at least minimize our disagreements. >> reporter: the president-elect will meet with intelligence officials next week to learn more details about the hacking investigation. his team says after that briefing, he may have a more formal response to the actions taken by the obama administration. >> paula, thank you.
we are joined by "the washington post" column icht ca columnist katherine rampel. do you think this could survive the pressure from the republican party? >> so far the pressure from the republican party has not been particularly great, i would add. you have john mccain and lindsey graham, you know, pushing for even tougher sanctions but you have a lot of congressional republicans basically saying that what russia did was excusable because it produced truthful information which may or on may not be accurate but, of course, it's a very dangerous logic to use to say, well, as long as the information is truthful, we don't care if they hack us, if they engage in essentially cyber war fare. >> we will have hearings on the hacking do you think that is an attempt to reset relations with russia? >> potentially. the options are pretty bad. trump, during the campaign, was
sensitive about being called putin's puppet. wave number of stories that make it look pretty bad, right, if a number of the attacks that russia has attempted on the integrity of our electoral system. trump seems to have a lot of admiration for putin. >> we know during the campaign trail donald trump pushed creating jobs and re-evaluating the economy. what else do you think he'll push through the first 100 days? >> early on maybe see a major tax cut come through and republicans in the congress and senate are very much on board with. we may also see some sort of major infrastructure overhaul or investment which would probably be done through the tax system as well. and i would also look for something to happen on obamacare, the affordable care act. exactly what that looks like remains to be seen. >> there is a lot of talk about
repealing obamacare over some kind of time frame. that is murky but any indication when they might make that happen? >> my best guess they will try to repeal it in name at the very least right away. when it will actually come into effect could be a couple of years from now. health care is very, very complicated. it's very easy to break and while the affordable care act, itself, as a brand, is unpopular, most of the things that the affordable care act does are quite popular and americans don't necessarily realize that the one is associated with the other. so if republicans immediately repeal the subsidies or the protections for those with preexisting conditions, et cetera, you know, the republicans, themselves, might receive a lot of blowback as a result. >> thank you so much. today is the last day of 2016. of course, new year's celebrations are taking place all across the world. in some places it is already 2017.
in new zealand, the new year was welcomed with fireworks. one of the biggest parties will happen here in new york in times square where security will be very tight. marlie hall is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the first revelers are trickling in and already a sizeable police presence. officials say they are not acting in reaction to a specific threat but out of an abundance of caution. >> if you think something is happening that makes you worried, go tell an officer. and there is going to be no lack of officers to find in times square on december 31st. >> reporter: about 7,000 new york city police officers will be patrolling the times square crowd tonight, some in uniform, some undercover. >> a lot you will see and, as per usual, a lot you will not see. and that is that combination that keeps us safe. >> reporter: the nypd's task is keeping safety the estimated 2 million people that are expected to jam than area one mile long and two blocks wide.
in the wake of deadly truck attacks in nice, france, and berlin, germany, police are placing 65 sand trucks weighing 40 tons each in strategic locations around times square and they are doubling the number of blocker vehicles tichlt it creates a hardened perimeter so it won't allow a vehicle to get in there like and replicate the nice attack. >> 3-2-1! happy new year! >> reporter: on friday, the final preparations were made for tonight's main event. the ball drop signaling the start of the new year. >> i feel good about it. >> reporter: nicole and her family are visiting from pennsylvania. she says the extra security makes her feel safer. >> with all of the presence of port authority and around and the cameras, yeah, it does. >> if we let the terrorists win and stop us enjoying anything -- any great event that we have here in our country, then they win. >> reporter: if you plan to be here to watch that famous ball make its annual descent, you'll
have to be searched by police and there are no backpacks, large bags, umbrellas or alcohol allowed. reena, there are no restroom facilities! >> that's why i wouldn't be there! marlie hall in times square in new york, thank you. the new year is expected to begin with rain or snow across many parts of the nation. snow is the last thing parts of new england need right now where ground from a late week storm. thousands of people still have no power after snow and ice brought down power lines. let's check in with meteorologist ed curran of our chicago station wbbm-tv. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are taking a look at new england right now. we do have wintries up until sunday morning. future cast shows you the snow that moves in there tonight for new year's eve. south in the warmer temperatures, we have rain and down in new orleans, they could have flooding rains down there. 3 to 4 inches possible tonight. in los angeles, the rains are diminishing as we go into the nighttime hours and into
tomorrow. the northwest, you see snow as the storm system begins and starts tracking across the country through the week. behind this, it pulls in colder air and sends the temperatures plummeting around the nation. today's high 25 in fargo and 39 in kansas city and 70 in dallas. by the time we get to thursday, 44 in dallas, 23 in kansas city, 4 degrees below zero in fargo. so get ready for the cold in the new year! >> fargo is getting hit hard. meteorologist ed curran of our chicago station wbbm continue tv, thank you. >> reporter: kennedy cousin michael skakel may face a possible return to prison after his murder conviction was reinstated. connecticut state supreme court issued a 4-3 decision on friday. it rejected a lower court ruling that skakel's trial lawyer did not adequately represent him in the killing of martha moxley back in 1975. skakel was convicted in 2002 and
sentenced to 20 years to life but freed in 2013. it is not clear whether skakel will remain free if he appeals the ruling. 21 adventure seekers back on the ground this morning after they got stuck on an amusement park ride in california. firefighters used ropes and harnesses to rescue the people. they were there six hours on friday at knott's berry farm. the cause of the breakdown has not been determined. missing fine print on one of the season's hottest holiday gifts. since december 21, 2015, the government is commanding to know who is taking to the skies with drones. >> reporter: 15-year-old keelan guard has been practicing with this small drone outside phoenix. >> kind of have to stay on your toes. >> reporter: he got this much bigger one as a gift this holiday season. part of an estimated 1.2 million drones given as gifts, up 112%
from 2015. but before drones weighing just over half a pound or more take flight, the owner needs to register with the faa or face the potential of huge fines. the faa expects 2.5 million drones sold this year. so far more than 615,000 hobbyists have registered. that is part of an effort by regulators to get drone users to follow the rules including flying below 400 feet and away from airports. more than 1800 drones have been spotted around airports up about 50% from 2015. just this month an inspector general report criticized the faa's oversight of drone safety for not being pro active. do you think the bulk of consumers know they even have to register their drone? >> well, the number suggest that no. >> reporter: michael droback is
a lawyer. >> enforcements and penalties and sounds like the federal government is taking care of us and protecting our skies. the reality they are not allowing for the kind of commercial operations we do want while, at the same time, not providing real guidance how we can be good stewards of this technology. >> reporter: the faa has koffocd on educating drone users instead of issuing fines. while the ffa can seek civil fines the much more substantial penalties can only bestmas but about the registration. >> we went on assignment and i learned how to pilot a drone. it's incredible the footage you can get. i'm a big believer. time to show you some of this morning's headlines. a north carolina is buying the state's incoming governor some time.
democrat ray cooper filed a lawsuit on friday aiming to block a republican-backed law that ends the control governors have over statewide and county election boards. the judge is blocking its implementation for at least a week so the measure can be reviewed more closely. cooper is scheduled to be sworn in after midnight tonight. "the new york times" reports wildlife advocates are applauding china's announcement it will ban ivory trade by the end of next year. the decision follows years of pressure by conservation groups on china. and fears that the world's largest ivory trade was contributing to the extinction populations of elephants in africa. they have wiped out in years past for poachers looking for ivory. someone created a fake british broadcasting corporation account and falsely announced that queen elizabeth was dead.
she has been fighting a cold and not able to attend a traditional christmas day service this year. the fake news lit up social media twice. first with remembrances of the queen, followed by criticism of the quick reactions to the false information. "usa today" reports that a pilot accused of trying to fly an indonesian budget airline while drunk has been fired even though the pilot did not raise suspicions, stumbling through airport security. passengers became suspicious and they walked off the flight after hearing his slurred words before takeoff. the airline brought in a replacement pilot for the flight. the new york "daily news" reports the famed carnegie deli here in new york is no more. the restaurant known for its huge sandwiches, especially pastrami, closed its doors last night. some customers braved lines as long as six hours on friday in hopes of grabbing one last bite. the owner even turned down onetime last-minute offer 10 million to buy the place.
they don't need a perfect palette to figure out cheap wine and knockoffs. how the experts are trying to put the cork into counterfeiting. >> hit roles range from the kind and cheerful to mean and despicable. we will talk to actor martin freeman as he begins a new season of "sherlock." i'm looking forward to that. we will be right back. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." ♪ ,,,,,,,,
>> it was also interesting as she talked about princess leia, iconic status of a role is a hard mantle for so many actors to carry but she loved her and continued to love her until the day that she passed. >> well, i think so. you know, she said in a recent interview in "rolling stone", you know, that she loved princess leia. princess leia was feisty and killed jabba, the hut. many remember what she had to wear when she was a captive of jaba the hut but she go revenge. >> choked him out. >> i didn't know until i was reading about her passing she had a whole other history as a writer, not just of books but also a script doctor. >> reporter: yeah. >> she fixed movies. >> she fixed movies, including
some of the big blockbusters of the '80s and '90s. her legacy, obviously, we remember princess leia as a great iconic role in this pop culture fixture that she was, but she was a terrific writer. very funny. very honest. i think she was really a pioneer in turning some of the more painful experiences of her life with addiction, with bipolar disorder into humorous frank writing. you know, both novels and memoirs. >> is that what she brought to the scripts -- >> i suspect so. you never know whose fingerprints are where. i think a human element and i think a feminist element that a lot of the sort of the toughness and candor and brassiness and humor that we see in women in pop culture today, i think she has an influence on a lot of that. ,,,,,,,,
♪ for the first time ever in the u.s., a wind farm is now harvesting energy from the strong winds blowing over the atlantic ocean. >> it's the nation's first offshore wind farm and up and running near block island, rhode island. jericka duncan reports. >> it is awesome, isn't it? >> yeah, it is awesome. >> it's spectacular. the first of its kind in the u.s. >> reporter: 15 miles off on the coast of rhode island, the 600 foot turbine stand anchored in 90 feet of atlantic waters and they are expected to generate enough energy to power 17,000 homes. jeff grybowski is the ceo of
deep water wind which built the wind farm. >> we see offshore wind producing a lot of energy for the united states and particularly here on the east coast and the northeast where the wind is really strong. >> reporter: the turbines will most benefit block island. because of its location, 45 minutes by boat from the mainland, it currently gets its oil and gas shipped in. residents pay a premium at peak times, nearly 60 cents per kilowatt. the wind farm is expected to cut that cost to about 24 cents. that is great news for 68-year-old steve draper. his family runs one of the oldest businesses on the island, the 1661 inn. >> our bill last year was somewhere around $200,000. you try everything to cut your cost, but it's a major factor in doing business here. >> reporter: while countries like denmark have been using offshore wind farms since the early '90s, u.s.-based projects have been stalled because of court fights over environmental fears and protests over the turbines blocking beach-front views. >> it took a long time to get here. >> reporter: how long? >> it took us eight years to build this project.
>> reporter: other projects are in the works. potentially bringing 200 more wind turbines to the area within the next ten years. steve draper expects people will get used to the new scenery. >> we all got used to telephone poles and telephone wires in our views and they are not beautiful. >> reporter: a view of the future, powering the future. for "cbs this morning: saturday," jericka duncan. off the coast of block island. >> it's been really hard to get these windmill legislation passed to get them up and running. >> a big battle in the northeast. a lot of people don't like the intrusion of the way they look but the energy is very important and ongoing battle and interesting to see where one has finally been one. coming up the u.s. unveiled heavy sanctions against russia for allegedly meddling in the election to help donald trump. what the future could mean for the future of u.s./russian relations. first a look at the weekend weather.
up next, medical news in our "morning rounds," including a rare medical condition rinked to marijuana which is more common as more states legalize the drug. dr. jon lapook on some of the biggest health issues in 2016 that will continue on into the new year, including zika and america's opioid addiction. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." ♪
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marijuana has been legal for four years. and medical marijuana even longer. 16 years. doctors there are staying vigilant of potential marijuana-related health problems and jon has a look at one of them. >> the first question he asked was i taking hot showers to find relief. when he asked me that question, i basically fell into tears because i knew he had an answer. for unclear reasons, cha the nausea and vomiting are relieved by hot showers or baths. >> they will often present to the emergency department three, four, five different times before we can sort this out. >> reporter: dr. kenneth herd is
an emergency room physician in aurora, colorado. he co-authored a study showing since 2009 when medical marijuana became lel the emergency room visits nearly doubled and in 2012 the state legalized recreational marijuana. >> it was certainly something before legalization we almost never saw and now we are seeing it quite frequently. >> reporter: outside of colorado, when a patient does end up in an emergency like this one, the diagnosis is often missed. partly because doctors don't know about chs and partly because patients don't want to admit to using a substance that is illegal. chs can lead to dehydration and kidney failure but usually resolves within days of stopping drug use. that is what happened with crowder who has been off all forms of marijuana for seven months. >> now all kinds of ambition has come back. i desire so much more in life and at 37 years old, it's a little late to do it, but better
now than never. >> you know, this syndrome is probably very underrecognized, y underdiagnosed because only known the last ten years so nobody knows how common it is. i want to emphasize it's not just in states that are legalized recreational marijuana. >> i don't think a lot of people have even heard of this. have you, jon? >> i had not heard of it. yet again, cbs news teaching me something. i think it's important to note not just about the risks but about the possible benefits of marijuana. i mean, you're talking about this amazing system that is all throughout your body, yet, it's involved in all sorts of thing, pain perception, mood and even immunity. there are, obviously, going to be some potential medical uses for it. but we need a lot more research. >> moving on to the next topic. 2016 it's impossible to discuss the big health stories of the year however, few received much attention as zika has in the 2017 spotlight. what do you think still needs to be done when it comes to zika?
>> a ton. this is a huge thing. the first mosquito-born illness ever known to cause a birth defect and the first mosquito-born illness to be transmitted. the last year we have learned a ton and heard about micro encephaly and other things are happening and it's the tip of the iceberg. i spoke to the cdc recently. they said it is still ongoing transmission in miami, dade, and also in texas, in brownsville. and a yellow warning there which says that pregnant women should postpone to travel there. i say google to find the latest. i also spoke to tony fauci. there is no effective treatment right now. so many questions. what are the other madison
square garden -- manifestation right now. >> one of the things that has to get communicated is it's sexually transmitted and it's until the semen in a couple of cases for six months. how long can it persist? how best to protect ourselves and how frequent is sexual transmission? we have been blaming the mosquito the whole time. how about sexual transmission? >> another major crisis is the opioid crisis. >> right. >> for the first time the surgeon general released a report on the substance abuse epidemic. president obama signed a 21st century cures act that puts funding toward this. what do we need to do? >> we are way beyond the 8 ball here and need to get going and a billion bucks to help the states dress this but more than 250 people died in 2015 of opioid addiction. 3,000 americans have died. we have to do better in terms of pain control and doctors to learn a lot more how to prescribe these and not to overprescribe them.
>> for the first time the u.n. actually held a meeting on anti-microbial resistance and what is it and does it start with prescriptions? >> it totally does. cdc saying so many prescriptions written each year are unnecessary and it's a problem with colitis a severe form of diarrhea. colds are caused by virus and not treatable by antibiotics. i'm going to educate you about this and you don't want the bugs in your own body to guess resistant. we have to be careful about this and also a big role of overuse of antibiotics in the farming industry. so we still have a lot left to go. >> i'm sure we will be talking about all of this in 2017. >> i'm sure we will. >> thank you, dr. jon lapook. up next, response to russia. a allow how the u.s. is confronting vladimir putin's
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♪ convoys of russian diplomats left their vacation retreats outside of new york and maryland on friday. >> penalties are in response to alleged cyber attacks carried out by russia during the presidential campaign. for a closer look at the sanctions and how the u.s. is confronting vladimir putin's government in the cyberage we are joined by kimberly martin who is from columbia university in new york and a specialist also on u.s./russia relations. also with us is james norton, president and founder of play action strategies, a cybersecurity firm. good morning. james, start with you quickly. what appears to be a hack of a vermont utility that we are now learning about, a report in "the
washington post" today, what do you make of that that is being attributed to russia? >> i think that overall 2016 is going to be the year that u.s. government and congress woke up to the fact that we are under cyberattack. i think the reporting last night of the u.s. electric grid in vermont basically tells us we are vulnerable and the electric grid is vulnerable and the fact they have been here a long time and something that has occurred over the last number of years and that systems like skata need to be secured and we need to take a hard look at this. i think the report that was released by the department of homeland security and the department of justice essentially tells us here is a smoking gun. we do have adversaries out to take down the u.s. and its electric grid and these type of things and a warning shot for all of us. >> kimberly, the sanctions against russia, do you think they are enough and solid enough to really put the pressure on the russian government? >> a couple of things to think about. the fact that the code was released allowed the vermont hacking to be discovered and so it's already had that positive
impact. also, talking about what russia is doing and attributing it to specific russian intelligence agencies can empower allies like france and germany and netherlands have their electrical systems under attack to similarly report things and take actions and limits to what the u.s. can do. we obey international law so we can't go around hacking the russian civilian power grid. as a result we have to take small steps. but i think these small steps can have an effect and i think they might actually lead to an agreement with russia under trump. >> an agreement regarding what specifically? >> regarding cyberactivities. we saw in 2015 that when obama threatened sanctions against china and named and shamed the people in the chinese military intelligence organization who were responsible for some hacking in the united states, we actually seemed to get some movement from china on limiting that hacking and on reaching an agreement with obama to limit cyberactivities because they realized it was in both countries' interests not to have
these very dangerous cyberattacks happening. and now with an incoming president in the united states who wants to have cooperation with russia, maybe we can convince putin to do the same thing so maybe obama actually gave putin and trump a gift by introducing a possibility for this new kind of agreement. >> interesting. james, you worked in the department of homeland security for many years. i was struck by this statement that was released by jointly by officials and it said this russian election hacking part of a decade-long campaign on cyberoperations targeting u.s. citizens and the u.s. government. is there a sense in the intelligence community enough hasn't been done the past decade for this particular issue? >> yes. . report released by homeland security and department of justice was a significant release and for the first time i think dhs, along with the fbi, is able to really stand up there with this report that says, hey, look. we are under attack. we have adversaries here that want to see us harm and that there really is war fare occurring virtually electronic
war fare is real and a warning shot for everybody and absolute wake-up call for us to look to secure our networks nationwide, and i think that, you know, even last night's reporting is just tip of the iceberg in terms of the electric grid and things like that and especially citizens. a massive education campaign needs to occur in 2017 and maybe that is something that the next administration will have to do. but individual citizens, governments, especially state and locals, you know, we saw the national guard being called out to try to secure an election and that is probably not the answer. and so, you know, how we fix this, i think, is a step forward, but i think that the paper essentially gives congress an opportunity to move forward. >> james and kimberly, thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> thank you. coming up, the last day of 2016 begins, final work under way to ensure tonight's iconic ball drop here tonight in new york times square goes off without a hit.
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square. to celebrate the first time squares new year eve's party with rooftop fireworks at midnight. three years later, the fireworks were banned but the ball was in. ox ordered a giant time ball modeled on a 19th century time telling system used by mariners. the original ball was made of iron and wood and covered with 25 watt light glbs. the ball itself has been replaced several times over the years. and most recently in 2014. the current ball is a 12-foot sphere made up of 2600 waterford crystals illuminated by over 32,000 l.e.d. lights and weighs in at nearly six tons. other cities have put their own spin on the new year's eve ball drop. indianapolis, home of the indy 500, drops a race car onto georgia stej strereet. in bethlehem, pennsylvania, they drop a peach. the folks in key west, florida,
not to be outdone, mark the new year by watching drag star sutury drop in a giant fiberglass high-heeled shoe each year. >> 3-2-1. happy new year! >> i like the race car. my favorite. nothing quite replaces the ball. have you ever been to times square? >> i have. it's cold. it's best watched on television. >> i like the tv version of it myself. i'm looking forward to it. all right. up next, she received the gift of life decades ago from an 8-year-old killed in a tragedy. the reaction when she met the donor's family for the first time 22 years later. for some of you, your local news is next. the rest, stick around. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." ♪
>> reporter: nearly all of taylor's songs are personal and heartfelt reflections. ♪ nothing was going right >> reporter: but his first and only single to top billboard's hot 100 was written by his friend carole king. ♪ you got a friend >> reporter: we talked about "you got a friend." she said, he showed me the confidence. he completely mentored me as a performer. a really beautiful tribute. >> that's a lovely thing to say. yeah. carole was a huge talent. she is genuine. she is very genuine. >> reporter: you've sold a hundred million records. >> that's -- i've heard that figure bounced about. that's hard to believe.
it's a lot of records. >> reporter: yeah. and lots of grammys. and now the kennedy center honors. >> james, we salute you. we love you. and we want you to know in all of us, you've got a friend. >> reporter: what does it mean to you? >> i've been part of this event so many times in the past. i often did wonder whether or not that they would ever tap me for it. >> reporter: you're like, hello, james taylor here. hello! >> i thought, suddenly -- >> reporter: i've seen fire and rain! >> that's right. remember me? you got a friend? yeah. ♪ i want to stop and thank you baby ♪ >> reporter: of course, i'm honored. i'm very glad, as it turns out, that i get to do it in the company of my favorite president, barack obama. people, in general, when they hear about the kennedy center honors, that really seems to get people's attention.,,,,,,,,
♪ happy new year's eve, everyone. welcome to "cbs this morning: saturday." i'm anthony mason. >> i'm reena ninan. alex wagner is off this morning. this hour we prepare to pop our bubbly we introduce you to a man whose job is to catch fake bottles of vintage spirits. we will tell you how it's done and how you can protect yourself. >> he is the many of many faces and morgan freeman hero to many. we sit down with him and see what he brings to these beloved characters. >> jose andreas is a beloved chef and we will talk to him and learn about his unique new year's eve tradition. celebrating new year's eve
2017 has already arrived in some places. a spectacular display in sydney, australia, is ushering in the new year right now. >> here in new york, preparations are under way for one of the biggest celebrations of all. marlie hall is in times square. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. some revelers are already here. an estimated 2 million people are expected to fill this area, which is only one mile long and two blocks wide. so new york city police are making their presence felt. about 7,000 officers will patrol this area tonight. the nypd is taking such precaution even though there is no specific threat of terrorism. they are placing 65 sand trucks, each weighing 40 tons, in strategic locations around times square. they are also doubling the number of blocker vehicles. police in european cities like madrid and paris are taking similar measures. this is all in response to
deadly truck attacks in nice, france, and berlin, germany. on friday, the waterford crystal ball that will drop to usher in 2017 was raised up high above times square. if you want to be here to catch a glimpse of it making its annual descent you have to be searched by police and you are advised to get here by late in the afternoon. backpacks and large bags and umbrellas and alcohol are banned. one more thing. there are no restroom facilities! >> marlie hall in times square, that is an interesting scene tonight. thank you. snow shovels and umbrellas will get a workout at the start of the new year with millions of people bracing for either snow or rain or both. new england is still plowing through a late week storm that left two feet on the ground. thousands of people still have no power after snow and ice brought down power lines. let's check in with meteorologist ed curran of our chicago station wbbm-tv.
good morning, ed. >> reporter: in the northeast, we have winter weather advisories that are up for snow that comes in tonight and was with you for new year's eve. to the south, you see rain and heavy rains down near new orleans where they could see 3 or 4 inches of rain tonight. los angeles gets a break from the rain as we head through the overnight hours into tomorrow. to the northwest, snow. the beginning of a storm system that moves across the country. the important thing about this is the cold air draws in behind it. today's highs 25 in fargo, 70 in dallas. by the time we get to thursday, 44 in dallas. minus 4 in fargo. reena? >> meteorologist ed curran of wbbm-tv, thank you. flirt with 20,000 have to wait until the new year. investors in a selling mood on friday and final trading of the year, sending the markets modestly lower but the mood is bullish. after the start dow jones
industrials was up 13% in 2016. >> the past year the u.s. economy added 1.7 million jobs in the private sector and hourly wages increased nearly 3%. what does this mean for 2017? here is jill wagner, a correspondent for cbs "moneywatch." good morning. >> good morning. >> the consumer confidence has hit 13-year high right now. where is the optimism coming from, do you think? >> before the election, consumer confidence was up and a lot of that has to do with the how far is market and job market. unemployment rate at its lowest since before the financial crisis. you can't underestimate the impact that donald trump winning the white house has had, not only on the stock markets, but people are feeling like change is coming. they are feeling hopeful. he talks a lot about adding jobs, manufacturing, and bringing that back to the united states. so there is a feeling he is going to be a lot more pro business and that has people feeling confident. >> he is talking about renegotiating trade and tariff
agreements. what impact will that have on the market? >> this is a big wildcard and a lot of talk out there. he has been tough, at least in talk, on mexico and also china. and those are two of the united states biggest trading partners. there has been discussion of possibly putting a tariff on goods that are import to the united states and that could mean that americans will be paying more for everything from cars to clothing. >> yeah. >> so that could have a very, very big impact. there is thinking that this is just tough talk and part of a negotiating tactic and that this is a way for his administration to negotiate better trade deals. one thing that a lot of the investors say is any type of trade war could be potentially disastrous. >> right. the fed, at the same time, have signaled interest rates going up this year maybe as many as three to four times. what do you think that will have as an impact on the economy? >> so far the fed has raised fed rates twice since the financial crisis. once a couple of weeks ago and last december.
that means people are paying more from mortgage rates to car loans and also credit card rates. so so far there has only been two increases. the talk now is that there could possibly be three next year. and that will have a big impact on what people are paying. first loss of her career to holly holmes. in california, volunteers are finishing this week finishing 40 floats ahead of the 28th annual rose parade on monday. more than ten years donate life floats have celebrate the lives of donors, their families and those who they have helped save. this year, two of the families
riding aboard have been in each other's lives for decades, but only met each other for the first time this week. carter evans has their story. >> reporter: katie portal has waited 22 years to thank this family. >> oh, my gosh. it's so nice to meet you! >> reporter: she says their son is the most influential person in her life, even though they have never met. >> your 8-year-old blond, blue-eyed little handsome man child. >> reporter: p.j. wolf's parents say she was selfless and looked for ways to help others and offered to donate a kidney after watching a news report as a young child. >> p.j. came in and he said, you know, mom? i've got two kidneys and i only need one. >> reporter: p.j. was killed while riding his bike in 1991. >> we didn't have any doubt. we knew what this little boy wanted! >> reporter: his parents donated his organs. >> we couldn't help our baby,
but we could help someone else's baby. >> i wasn't expected to survive the first couple of days. >> reporter: portal was born with congenital heart defects. she endured two heart surgeries but they were only temporary solutions. then at just 4 years old, she underwent open-heart surgery, receiving a donor heart valve that changed her life. it was p.j.'s. >> my entire life, from that moment, was a gift from my donor. >> reporter: she always wanted to thank the donor's family, so she tracked down old hospital records and, through a medical organization, she sent them a letter. >> for some reason, i always imagined my donor was older, had lived more life than that. i am so sorry. in your worst moments, you selflessly thought of others and that is why i am alive today. he is the most influential person in high life. my angel. and my hero. >> reporter: the two families exchanged notes for six months. then they were invited to ride
together on the donate life float in this year's rose parade and they are finally meeting for the first time. >> i think i got some things in common with p.j. >> i can already tell! >> reporter: the wolf family, who has given the ultimate gift, feels they have also received so much in return. >> don't you ever, ever underestimate the fact that you are our hero. you have fulfilled my child's dreams. how could we not be anything but proud? >> reporter: for "cbs this morning: saturday," carter evans, los angeles. >> wow. what a lovely story! >> you just underestimate sometimes the impact of organ donation and how it can help immense little another family. >> it's amazing what the family did and i love the letter she wrote. here is a look at the weekend weather.
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you go left. go right. kick. just like this. >> no. >> e hee! shamo. >> michael jackson. your facts. >> that was martin freeman's breakout role in the british version of "the office" but more people first discovered him in the u.s. for his roles in love actually the hobbit and fargo. now he is back in a role that has brought him more acclaim and even more fans in "sherlock." our alex wagner sat down with the actor recently in new york. >> reporter: when it comes to building a cult following. >> i'm going on an adventure. >> reporter: actor martin freeman always seems to find himself in just the right places. the middle earth. >> excuse me but just in case you haven't noticed there is an army of elves out there! >> reporter: fargo, north
dakota. >> did you really him? oh, my god, is sam dead? >> reporter: or working along the original michael scott in a uk office. >> tim is a good man. >> reporter: is there a difference in the way that americans and brits understand humor in your experience? >> a little bit, i think. i mean, bearing in mind like a lot of british people, much of our favorite comedy and humor is american. it just has been. it's more likely for an american to straight-facedly say that is hilarious. that is so funny. that thing. where royals go, great. i've had that from americans. that's really funny, really clever. >> reporter: perhaps his biggest success to date has been "sherlock." >> i swear! you must. >> reporter: he plays dr. watson, alongside benedict's
famed detective sherlock holmes. >> no, it's not! it's not okay! i saw it! i was wrong! certainly you pave a hit immediately and it was like a band coming in straight at number one sort of thing. people loved it. good night. >> reporter: freeman can play a huge range from sweetly enduring. >> oh! >> reporter: to down right awful. >> you're going to hit me? >> reporter: how do you approach roles of otherwise despicable people. >> i think when i was younger and heard actors say you should never judge your character but i think it's your job as an actor to give your character the best shot they can have, rather than underscore them. that is my thinking always is play people with humanity because every single person has it. >> reporter: this range comes not just from the scripts themselves. >> what is going to happen? >> same thing ought to happen to you. psychological evaluation and
extradition. >> reporter: but his spring from emotion within. >> i'd like to kiss you. >> reporter: i read an interview you once said, nice, decent guy casts a long shout-out. and, yet, other interviews describe an air of simmering discontentment and very angry man! someone that has these emotions underneath the surface, you know? as they are with us all. >> yeah. >> reporter: tell me. >> for me, they are not beneath the surface. a lot of the time, they are at the surface. the top, the middle and the bottom, you know? i'm same as everybody else, i guess. but, no. i know even more so than a lot of people. i do have quite a well of anger and discontent and that is something i don't say light heartedly and i sort of wish i didn't have that but i know it goes in the works somewhere. for whatever strengths i have or don't have as an actor, that is
in there. get any sleep? >> christ, no. >> reporter: as he begins the year with a new season of "sherlock" martin freeman is feeling one thing most of all -- fortunate. >> like most people would say, if you are lucky enough to work in something that you do for free and have done for free and will do for free again, if you are paid handsomely to do the thing that you love, you know, you better not complain too much about stuff. >> reporter: sounds like a good gig. >> it is a good gig, yeah. it really is. where is my latte? >> i'm looking forward to the new season. >> i like the advice he gave to make your passion your provis n profession. >> if you can do that, the secret of life, right? >> thanks to our friends at the lands club for hosting that series. up next, it's a 300 billion
♪ with the global wine industry worth over $300 billion, it's not surprising that con artists are attempting to get a cut of the action. the high-end of the fine wine market where individual bottles can be worth tens of thousands of dollars, counterfeiting with kbe a highly lucrative crime. jonathan vigliotti visited one of the ole wine merchants. >> inside looks like a library with some wines on these shelves
as old as litary classics and prize easily reach thousands of dollars. it's liquid currency and counterfeiters are cashing in. that is where philip steps in. how many bottles are here in this warehouse? >> in this warehouse, we have approaching 3 million bottles. >> reporter: 3 million? >> expensive bottle of wine with what to you and i at first glance would look like a pretty simple label. >> reporter: as a wine authenticator it is his job to make sure the label on it says it is to be. as he explained on to me at this wine warehouse outside of london, looks can often be deceiving. how often did a counterfeit bottle cross your eyes? >> thankfully rarely but whether it does it's very often highly rare value. >> reporter: the 15 million dollar fine wine industry is a juicy target for counterfeiters. in 2013, a french newspaper claimed as much as 20% of some were fraud and in china where
the luxury wine market has exploded in recent years tens of thousands of bottles of fake famous wines have been confiscated by police and destroyed. milan's role is to spot fakes before they enter the warehouse shelves and potentially damage the company's perfect reputation. >> you start ticking off red flags. does the capsule look right? does the label look right and does the paper on the label look correct? is it correct for its age? we have enough red flags, we know we have a problem. >> reporter: milan says every detail of this 1961 bottle of bordeaux was spot on, except for one. >> where we should have the word french word for printed in france, they have not only misspelled the word, but they also missed a letter off in the printing. >> reporter: the bottle is believed to be the handiwork of rudy, a master counterfeiter who, in 2011, was sentenced to ten years in prison for selling over 50 million dollars of fake wine bottled in his california
home. among his victims, billionaire william koch in 2005 discovered 211 bottles he purchased were worthless. scams like that have led wine makers to outfit their newer bottles with special labels. >> look at those. see that? >> reporter: like money, a blue light and a magnifying glass reveal clues from chinese specs to even words invisible to the naked eye. william and george, so who are those people? >> they are sons of the owners. so they just put their children's names around the outside of the label as a little tribute to their children, but also an and anti-counterfeiting label. to recognize that in such fine print is difficult to do. >> reporter: the bottles are also crucial. after the barry brothers wine tastings empty bottles of priceless vintages are smashed in case one pulled one from the garbage to reuse or sell on ebay. when a wine is suspect, the final step is to send it to this
bordea bordea bordeaux all about r bordeaux lab. it's the same bad news that was delivered to koch about his collector's vintage. but for the everyday battle they rely on philip milan and his team as the first line of defense against the fraudsters. so far, milan believes the lines are holding. for "cbs this morning: saturday," jonathan vigliotti, london. >> wow. amazing the links that the con artists will go and to the degree. i guess money to be made so it always draws counterfeiters, right? >> smashing the bottling is pretty dramatic. >> are you a big wine guy? >> no, more bourbon. can you imagine if what you bought was fake? incredible. >> the dish is coming up next. how washington, d.c. is known as the restaurant capitol of the nation.
we will sit down with him coming up. >> it all began in 1970 at the los angeles nightclub where don henley met glenn frey. >> he walked up to me one night and troubadour and started talking to me. the troubadour bar was the center of the universe at that point in time. ♪ >> after playing backup to linda ronstadt, frey convinced henley. to form a band of their own. their first hit made the charts the next year. ♪ take it easy >> reporter: interesting hairdos back then. >> yeah. >> reporter: did you get tired of perming your hair? >> i didn't perm my hair. >> yeah, you did. >> no i didn't.
>> reporter: go ahead. tell me. what did you use? it was like an afro. >> i would get -- shampoo. i just had curly hair. ♪ on a dark desert highway wind in my hair ♪ >> "hotel california" is such a classic. have no idea what it means but i like it. >> yeah, me neither. radio was different in those days. >> reporter: don, stop! you don't know what it means? >> i have some idea. >> can you give me two sentences what the hell it means? >> not in two sentences, no. >> okay, three. ♪ as she stood in the doorway heard the mission bells ♪ >> i always say it's a journey from innocence to experience. ♪ this could be heaven and this could be hell ♪ >> it's not really about california. it's about america. it's about the dark underbelly of the american dream. it's about excess. it's about narcissism. it's about the music business. it's about a lot of different things. it could have a million interpretations. ,,,,,,,,
♪ we have an extra special new year's dish or many dishes, actually. a spread with chef jose andreas. a former sailor and spanish navy is now on a mission to feed people. >> whether at his new mini bar or fast casual chain beef steak or kitchens for the less fortunate, his passion for food and life is unmistakable. alex wagner sat down with andreas in his adopted hometown washington, d.c. to celebrate the holiday spanish style. >> reporter: it's the most beautiful caviar i've ever seen. this is how you ring in the new year with chef jose andreas.
>> this is how i like to eat it. you put it in your hand right here. >> reporter: amazing! >> i know people are going to have a time but what is on the menu? new year's eve! >> reporter: sure. >> we need to say we had a great year and we are going to go into the next year even better. >> reporter: the eternal optimist oversees an empire of 27 restaurants, including ten in washington, d.c. he invited me to one where he began his takeover of the washington dining scene 24 years ago. jose, this is an incredible spread. >> to ask me. show me. new year's eve in your country. >> reporter: on the menu? traditional tappsa and lobster salad in a special dressing and norwegian shell fish that is beloved in his home country of spain. >> are you hungry. >> reporter: i'm always hungry.
>> we drop the egg yolks into a syrup, water and sugar. and at the end, you get this like here. >> reporter: candied egg yolk? >> it is candying egg yolk. i love these! such a crazy mix! >> reporter: the combination of the flavors is amazing! like this meal, andreas' cuisine is steep in tradition but famous for his experimentation. his moyears spent with looking r a chef in northeastern spain. andreas immigrated to america in 1991 and eventually settling in the nation's capital. you have a restaurant on that corner. a restaurant right there. a restaurant right here. restaurants can define a neighborhood. what was this place like before you got here? >> well, this entire area was almost nothing happening.
at 4:00 p.m., we go dark. no cars. no people in the streets. >> reporter: over nearly two and a half decade, andreas helped turn the district into a dining capital. >> restaurants can become years of change and i love that our chefs and restaurant people, we do that part in america to keep moving america forward. >> reporter: but in a city where everything is political, even restaura restauranteurs can get caught in trouble. >> you were criticized for not opening a restaurant in the trump hotel. >> what i can tell i always dream about popg a restaurant there. >> reporter: he became an american citizen three years ago. he pulled out of the hotel project over candidate trump's remarks about mexican immigrants. the two men are currently in a legal standoff. >> we always need to be celebrating the success of others. unfortunately, for me, was not
the right environment to open a restaurant for personal reasons. but at the end, i always wish everybody the best because when others do well, the community does well. good? >> reporter: andreas still thinks food can bring all parties to the table. >> been already 24 years here. i've seen democrats, i've seen republicans, i've been able to feed all of them. i've been able to feed different administrations. but as a restauranteur i continue to do what i do. restaurant is about different backgrounds and you're sharing a plate of food, even if not at the same table but being in the same place, you send an amazing unique way of bringing people together. >> reporter: in that spirit, chef jose andreas introduced us
to the unique way spaniards toast the new year with cava, their sparkling wine, and a dozen grapes. >> it's about to arrive. in spain, we only count the times but everybody will grab 12 grapes. >> 12 in here for each month? >> the things you give thanks for. >> reporter: does this happen across spain? >> all across spain. >> reporter: everywhere, 12? >> 11. 10. >> reporter: 10. >> 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. >> reporter: owe man! 1. happy new year! >> happy new year! this is the first time in my life i'm able to eat the 12
grapes. >> reporter: oh, my god! >> it's a beautiful tradition. >> reporter: and very festive. thank you for your time. >> to you. happy new year. people of america, happy new year. people of america, happy new year! >> happy new year, jose! i love that tradition. >> i love that. i'm curious. about alex leave the caviar behind so we could break in her office and get some? when i was a college student he opened up heleo and gave us broke college students to pretend to be sophisticated foodies for a night. >> i love how he says a good restaurant can change a neighborhood. so true and he really has. here is a look at the weekend weather.
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very just for my ears only, this is therapy for me type of, you know, with that kind of mentality. >> reporter: what it you got? >> i got the sense of -- sense of freedom and it just made me feel like i was really, you know, getting over something or i was really making headway and working on a problem or an issue. and just that feeling of self-improvement really tract e attracted me and pushed me forward. >> reporter: raised in maryland he studied music at new york university and graduating in just three years. but when he tried to break into the business, he was told his lyrics were too odd. >> after the fifth or sixth, you know, meeting that i had with, you know, some, i just realized that this isn't for me. >> reporter: did you look at the music business and just say, i'm not going to fit? >> i said that eventually, yeah. but people, you know, kept telling me that i wasn't
fitting. >> reporter: they told you you weren't fitting? >> oh, yeah, of course. >> reporter: so gallant went west to los angeles for a fresh start. quietly making music his own way and releasing it on the internet. what were you going for? >> a sculpture of myself. i was going to making a mirror image that i could really sit back and analyze and i think that when i put out, you know, my first ep on the internet, it was -- it was the first time that i actually started to see a face in that sculpture. ♪ >> reporter: gallant started doing shows in small l.a. clubs. in your first kind of showcase, about ten people showed up, is that right? >> yeah. most of the audience was -- it was pretty small. i'd say like four -- ten was a max! >> reporter: 10:00 wten was tha? >> yeah, ten was the maximum but
lucky if hi 11. >> reporter: but he got a record deal and word began to spread. he performed this past spring and seal making an appearance was the festival's final moments. what happened to you on stage? >> i think things that i felt and couldn't express start to creep out. i think i'm always looking for that self-therapy and i guess what i do on stage is the closest thing to that self-therapy. >> now from his debut album, here is grammy nominated gallant with his single "weight in gold." ♪
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narrator: today on "lucky dog," court is in session as a gentle poodle mix vies to become a child advocate alongside her new owner, but until olive can prove she's got the temperament for the job, the jury remains out on her adoption. brandon: if i feel that olive has the potential to bite a kid, the deal is off. brandon: i'm brandon mcmillan, and i've dedicated my life to saving the lonely, unwanted dogs that are living without hope. my mission is to make sure these amazing animals find a purpose, a family, and a place to call home.