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>> thank you. thank you so much. new individually released shows dramatic rescue in staunton, virginia, firefighters raced in to pull a man to safety. with more on this tonight, here's michelle miller. >> reporter: stanton, virginia, fire fighters arrived off to the home engulfed in flames. their fight captured on helmet cameras. they would soon extinguish the fire. but it was this next moment, not often captured on tape. that shows just what the first responders are up against. >> all right. >> using flash lights to navigate dark hallways. filled with toxic smoke. fire fighters eventually emerge
with a victim. unconscious, but alive. >> and the stanton fire department really wanted people to see this video to show just how dangerous the conditions are that the firefighters face every day. jeff, as for the victim, he is resting, recovering at home. that house was his girlfriend's. >> never forget the dangerous conditions they put themselves in. mid shem. thank you. >> america's largest bank making a major invest. in the nation's capital. j.p. morgan chase announcing plans to open 70 new branches in washington, d.c., virginia, and maryland. ceo jamie diamond said it will create 700 new jobs right away. the bank says it will give out $4 billion in home and business loans and $25 million in philanthropic investments. we spoke in d.c. today with diamond, arguably the nation's best known banker about this, the state of the economy, and the direction of this country. >> if we open, branches here,
that's 20, 30, 40 jobs. off awe might surprise many to learn until this year, the nation's biggest bank had zero branches inside the beltway. >> 70 branches, 700 employees. big investment here. why here, why now? >> so, jp morgan, we have 5,000 branchs around the country. you know because of some regulatory reform, tax reform, we have capital, we want to go and expand. we announced we will go into 15 markets. this will beal one of the first. we will go with philanthropy, business lending, mortgage lending, housing, full faith, force of jp morgan help these communities. >> jp morgan chase saw its biggest ever quarterly profits. prompting questions how much banks are getting versus the customers they serve. wages are up. bonuses have been given. one concern is that the vast majority of the benefits from this tax reform has gone to companies and executives and
share buy backs. is that fair? >> don't think it has gone to executives, per se. immediate benefit, there will be immediate benefits, companies doing now to help grow, expand, wages and stuff look that. over time, capital gets reinvested. that drives productivity and wages. >> are benefits of tax reform being distributed in your estimation fairly? >> over time it will. but i said very hard to do it day one. remember for me to open 500 branchs, need real estate. tellers, branches, sign leases. i couldn't do it overnight. >> this has been a long time of sustained sol id growth. how long can it go before the next recession? >> your viewers should understand. nine years of growth. among the longest. consumers are in good shape. capital markets wide open. housing is in short supply now. which means more will be built. if it can go on a while. >> you don't think a recession happens later this year, next year. >> i hate to forecast things like that. we will eventually have another
recession. i do know what will cause it. don't think it will happen thye or next year. i have been disappointed in the progress we have made in the country. these public policy, use have hurt the growth of america dramatically. hurting future of america. hurting future jobs. hurting the poor more than they hurt the rich. if we can do better job in public policy the country would be far better off. >> next, scientists warn millions living in a tectonic millions living in a tectonic time bomb and a main your so, what's new? we just switched to geico and got more. more? they've been saving folks money for over 75 years. a company you can trust. geico even helped us with homeowners insurance.
scientists call it tectonic time bomb. the hayward fault runs through east bay of san francisco right through oakland. a new study looked into potentially devastating impact of a major earthquake on the hayward fault. carter evans shows us the worst case scenario. >> reporter: it was one of the deadliest disasters ever to hit the u.s. on this very day in 1906, the great san francisco earthquake killed more than 3,000 and destroyed half the city. as bad as it was, and as bad as subsequent earthquakes have been, the bay area is now bracing for something even worse. >> it is coming. it is not if, it is when. >> a new report from the u.s. geological survey says the biggest danger may be the hayward fault, because 2 million people live directly on top of it. as seen in this animation, the
hayward fault could unleash magnitude 7.0 earthquake, capable of catastrophic damage. more than 800 deaths. 18,000 injuries. and with gas lines severed and water pipes broken, hundreds of fires could ignite. burning at least, 50,000 homes. >> staggering numbers. they're not unchangeable. we can save lives. and reduce risk by taking action now. >> cities haven't ignored the threat. thousands of buildings retrofitted. when uc berkeley learned the fault ran underneath its football stadium. the school installed seismic blocks and rebuilt most of the stands. >> are you saying if we got struck by a big earthquake here we could see the stadium split in half? >> so, yeah, fault rupture would come blasting through here at 7,000 miles an hour. and offset the football field. so all those nice straight lines, would be offset off to the right. >> and the fault line comes right up through the stands
here. this is where the stadium will split. when the big one hits. over the last 1900 years, there have been 12 major quakes along the fault line. they happen on average, once every 150 years. this year, marks exactly 150 years since the last quake. jeff. >> what a story. what a picture there. carter evans, thank you very much. up next here, gone in a split second. ♪ for all the noses that stuff up around daisies. for all the eyes that get itchy and watery near pugs. for all the people who sneeze around dust. there's flonase sensimist allergy relief. it relieves all your worst symptoms including nasal congestion, which most pills don't. it's more complete allergy relief. and all from a gentle mist you can barely feel. flonase sensimist helps block 6 key inflammatory substances. most pills only block one.
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practically at first sight. >> i married the first man i ever kissed she would say. when i tell this to my children, they just about throw up. and while they did their best to keep pace with modern life, over the next 73 years. this couple, married longer than any other in presidential history, remained an old-fashioned love story. >> i love you precious. with all my heart. >> the two exchanged love letters throughout their relationship, including one george sent while serving in world war ii that he shared on the "oprah winfrey show." >> to know you love me means my life. >> very nice. >> thank you, barbara. >> thank you. still feel the same way. >> thank you. >> throughout most of his presidency she was the more popular one. polling 40 points hyperthan him. >> i always feel wonderful when i get to talk about the strongest, the most decent, the most caring, the wisest man i know.
>> their six kids produced widest range of parental emotions imaginable. watching the son become president, and a 3-year-old daughter, die of leukemia. through it all, poppy and bar celebrated and endured together. their son jeb. >> the way i describe it is they could be at a dinner table and look at each other and they're talking to one another without saying a word. that's what happens when you are, when you are in love. >> throughout their long loving marriage, barbara bush had her husband's back, kept his feet firmly planted, and even to the very end, made sure to hold his hand. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. that is the "overnight news" for thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jeff glor.
>> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." hi, welcome to the "overnight news." i'm demarco morgan. cia director mike pompeo faces uphill battle in his nomination to become secretary of state. that didn't stop him from making a top secret visit to meet with kim jong-un. pompeo reportedly laying the ground work for an historic summit meeting that will bring together kim and president trump. major garrett has the story. >> after two days of meeting with japanese prime minister, shinzo abe, the leaders held a press conference at the president's resort, mar a lago. >> i will be meeting with kim jong-un to discuss the denuclearization of the korean
peninsula. hopefully that meeting will be a great success. and we are looking forward to it. >> over lunch, president trump described cia director mike pompeo's recent secret trip to north korea. >> he just left north korea, had a great meeting with kim jong-un. and got along with him really well. really great. >> on twitter mr. trump said the face to face occurred last week. the white house later said it happened over easter. pompeo taken the lead on outreach to north korea, the meeting was held to lay the ground work for a summit between president trump and kim jong-un some time in the coming months. five locations all outside of the u.s. are being considered. but it is unclear how far kim is willing to travel given that north korea lacks reliable aircraft to fly long distances. >> working hard to get to every senator. >> pompeo is the president secretary of state nominee and facing confirmation battle in the senate. >> we'll see what happens. a lot of people are predicting, other things.
i have a feeling it will work out very well. >> kentucky's rand paul, a key vote to getting the nomination out of committee has announced his opposition. the president called paul today and urged him to meet with pompeo. >> at this point it would take a great deal to move me. out of respect to the president i will meet with him. >> investigators may have found the cause of a deadly accident aboard a southwest airlines jet. one passenger died when an engine exploded sending shrapnel through the window. the pilot who brought the crippled jet down, is being hailed as a hero. >> your airplane physically on fire? >> not on fire. part of it is missing. >> reporter: investigators describe a 22 minute flight of terror as the southwest 737 left engine blew out at 32,500 feet sending the plane into a 41 degree bank to the left. the ntsb believes metal fatigue led to a fan blade breaking in
flight ripping through the engine sending debris into the wing and through cabin window. board chairman, robert sunwalt. >> how concerned are you about the safety of 737s in general? >> we are very concerned about this event. why did this happen? as trying to extrapolate that out to the fleet of 737s, i think that's unwarranted at this point. >> reporter: pieces of the engine cover were ripped off coming down as far as 75 miles from the philadelphia airport. southwest says the 18-year-old boeing 737 was inspected just two days before the accident. the ntsb will review maintenance history. >> they said there is a hole, and some one went out. >> passengers are calling captain tammy joe schultz a hero for safely landing the plane. schultz who one passenger said had nerves of steel was one of the first women to become a navy fighter pilot. >> she was cool, calm, put together. in the face of a crisis. that is tammy jo, how she is wired.
>> when the window burst, 43-year-old, jennifer reardan, married mother of two from new mexico was partially sucked out of the plane. the first passenger on a u.s. airliner to die in an accident. since 2009. >> when the captain brought that 737 into land here in philadelphia, it was going 190 miles an hour. 25% faster than where you would ideally want to be at landing. now the ntsb is going to compare what happened here with eerily similar southwest airlines engine failure that happened back in 2016. >> they call firefighters the bravest. mihelle miller has the story of some of the bravest at their best. >> reporter: stanton, virginia, fire fighters arrived off to the home engulfed in flames. their fight captured on helmet cameras. they would soon extinguish the fire. but it was this next moment, not often captured on tape.
that shows just what the first responders are up against. >> all right. >> using flash lights to navigate dark hallways. filled with toxic smoke. fire fighters eventually emerge with a victim. unconscious, but alive. >> and the stanton fire department really wanted people to see this video to show just how dangerous the conditions are that the firefighters face every day. >> a private funeral planned for saturday in houston for former first lady barbara bush. the wife of the 41st president, and the mother of the 43rd, died tuesday. when she was at her home surrounded by family and friend. on friday, barbara bush's body will be brought to this church, saint martin's church behind me, to lie in repose, her husband, former president, george hw bush.
today release aid statement saying, quote, we have faith she is in heaven. we know life will go on. so cross the bushs off your worry list. >> the white bouquet of flowers hung on the front gates signaled the family's loss. >> i love her dearly. >> so did the first public words of son jeb bush. he spoke at an event this morning. >> i'm so blessed to be her son. she taught us to serve others. she taught us to be civil. she taught us to love your family with your heart and soul. >> in houston, the place the bush family called home for more than 60 years, neighbors dropped off flowers and paused to remember her legacy. >> the beauty of her is she was so humble. in washington, d.c. flags on capitol hill and the white house flew at half staff. president trump late today. >> her strength and toughness really embodied the spirit of our country. >> today, their eldest son, former president george w. bush talked about his last visit with
his mother on saturday. he recalled her famous sense of humor was still there. >> of the doctor came in, she turned to the doctor, said you want to know why george w. is the way he is. the doctor looked surprised. because i drank and smoked when i was pregnant with him. >> at the bush presidential library in college station, texas, visitors offered condolences. mrs. bush will be buried here on saturday. next to her daughter robin, who died at age 3 of leukemia. in a 2013 interview, mrs. bush explained why she would be ready when her time came. >> i have no fear of death. which is a huge comfort because we are getting darn close. and, i don't have a fear of death for my precious george or for myself. as i know -- because i know there is a great god. >> what a woman. jeff, the funeral will place saturday. private funeral. first lady melania trump will be here, the obamas and clintons will be here. after the funeral.
we are looking back this morning on the remarkable life of former first lady barbara bush. she died tuesday at age of 92. for 73 of years, she was married to george h.w. bush. the 41st president of the united states. jim axelrod reports now on a love story that lasted nearly 3/4 century. george herbert walker bush and barbara pierce met in 1941 at a school dance. he was 17 she was just 16. he told a friend, she was the most beautiful girl on the dance floor. barbara bush was 19 when she married her navy pilot, home on leave from world war ii. i married the first man i ever
kissed, barbara bush used to say. when i tell this to my children. they just about throw up. while they did their best to keep pace with modern life, over the next 37 years, this couple, remained an old-fashioned love story. >> i fell in love with him, practically at first sight. probably. went home and told my mother about him. she was, should have been the head of the cia. she knew everything about him the next morning. he is just a -- he is a very giving, he has never once said no to me. >> the two exchanged love letters throughout their relationship including when george said in 1943, while serving in world war ii. they shared it on "the oprah winfrey show." >> i love you, precious. with all my heart. and to know you love me means my life. how often have i thought about
the immeasurable joy that will be ours someday. how lucky our children will be to have a mother like you. this is pretty, preview of coming attractions i will tell you. >> very nice. >> thank you, barb. >> thank you. off awe still feel the same way. >> they were married longer than any couple in presidential history. >> one of the reasonize made the most important decision of my life to marry george bush is because he made me laugh. >> at times, barbara push polled 40 times higher than her husband. and used her capital to the support him. >> you make me feel wonderful. but then i always feel wonderful when i got to talk about the strongest, the most decent, the most caring, the wisest, yes, and the healthiest, man i know. >> their six consider produced the widest range of parental emotions imaginable.
watching one son become president. >> thank you very much. off awe another the governor of florida. >> and burying a daughter, robin who died of leukemia at age of 3. through it all, poppy and bar as they called each other, celebrated and endured, together. >> the way i describe it, they could be at a dinner table. and look at each other and talking to one another without saying a word. that's what happens when -- >> that's nice. >> when you are in love. >> barbara bush guarded her husband's back. kempt his feet firmly planted on the ground and at the end of their long, loving marriage, made sure to hold his hand. george bush, wrote that love letter to his then fiancee on the same day that their engagement announcement was published in the newspaper. and in it the former president also writes, bar, you have made my life full of everything i could ever dream of. my complete happiness should be
a token of my love for you. >> cbs news political contrbob schieffer, covered the bush family contributions to our nation for 40 years. and he got the first interview with mrs. bush when her husband decided to run for president. bob shared his memories of barbara bush on cbs this morning. >> you think about barbara bush, the one thing comes to mind is her kids calling her the enforcer. >> she really was. i mean, any one of them would tell you that, that, you know their father, they, respected him greatly. and they, they always worried about disappointing him. but they were scared of her. and i can tell you, that, for a fact. i mean, they loved her to death. but she was the one who made the rules in the family. and she was the one -- who enforced them. and, i am telling you, she could stare down a gritz bear. at the same time she loved children. and she loved to be around them. when visitors used to come to
kennebunkport in the summertime. sit, a 10, 12-year-old child next to the president of the united states. and she was interested in all children. especially heroine children and grandchildren. >> what struck you about the 1988 interview, when you interviewed her when her husband was running for president? >> well, she was, she was, she knew who she was. she was -- very comfortable with herself. and she was not afraid to say out loud what other people might be thinking. i mean, there had been a big story going around news peek, had run a cover, that george bush was a wimp. it said, overcoming the wimp factor. i asked her about it. in that interview. she said he is not a wimp. but if he is, we need a lot of wimps because, because he is one tough wimp. >> bob, she may have born in new york. us texans like to claim her as one of our own. talk about the role she played as confidant and adviser to her
husband. >> well she was a confidant who gave her advice to the president. she was not going ton television. and spelling out what he ought to do or ought not to do. but what i always remember her for is she didn't suffer fools gladly. and she at some point, could be very off putting to people. if she didn't agree with them. but, she was the mom. she was the one in charge of that family. and, and -- you know, this long life that they had, one of the things that, together i think a lot of people don't know about. when george bush, george h.w. bush, her husband was playing baseball, at yale, she loved baseball. and she used to keep all of his, she kept score. and she had all of his -- the box scores of all the games he played at yale. she taught george w. bush how to keep score in baseball. and, then when the grandkids came along, she, she, she taught
them how to keep score. she still had, suppose some where in her property there, she still has all of the box scores of george w. bush baseball games when he played in the little league. she was really a fan. right of until the end. off off >> i absolutely love hearing the stories, bob. in the final days of her life. we learned while battling heart failure she did also enjoy her favorite bourbon. what does that tell us about barbara bush? >> i don't think she would be ashamed for you to know that. bah, that's, that e the kind of person she was. she was who she was. and, and, as i say, she was quite a formidable person. breathe freely fast with vicks sinex. my congestion's gone. i can breathe again! i can breathe again! vicks sinex... breathe on.
by now you have heard several of the thousand tv and radio ad for the famous my pillow. this morning, we are introduced to the man behind all that pillow talk. >> looks like you are not sleeping well. >> mike lindell spend $1.5 million a week on commercials to make sure that you know about his pillow. >> i personally guarantee that my pillow will be the most comfortable pillow you ever own. >> he sold more than 41 million. incredible success, you bet. astonishing considering the back
story. >> i had a dream which i believe is right from god about my pillow. i dreamt the logo first. the name my pillow. >> reporter: the dream came true. >> sometimes i pinch myself. are you real? >> before any of this could exist, back in 2004, mike lindell, a man with lifelong sleeping issues had to invent the pillow of his dreams. >> it took about, oh about a year. i kept trying different things. my youngest son, come home, tear up foams. >> reporter: their moment, when they combined different sized foam chunks. >> all three sizes are in every pillow. wherever you move it they interlock together. you have the most amazing adjustable pillow in history. >> at first he sewed the pillows himself. the big box stores had no interest. >> we were right over here. back in december of 2004.
>> so he set up a table at his neighborhood mall. >> look a lemonade stand only pillows. >> exactly like that. and then we sold out. only about 80pillows. >> reporter: over a month. >> sales picked up. mike lindell had a problem. a beg one. >> i was a cocaine addict since the mid 1980s. that switched to crack cocaine in the early 2000s. >> what duollar a week habit a week? >> $500 to $1,000. down to nothing. living day by day. we were losing our house. my mom of 20 years, she left. >> this picture was taken the night his crack dealers, yes, his dealers, staged an intervention. in the spring of 2008. >> the one guy says meek has been up for 14 days. he said we are shutting you off. you are not getting anything. >> reporter: the following year he quit. cold. >> do not change that channel.
bah the next half-hour is going to change your life. >> reporter: it changed his life. >> that infomercial launched october 7, 2011, 3:00 a.m. in the morning. at that time i had five, ten employees. and, 40 days later i had 500. >> wow. >> reporter: he has around 1,46 now. >> you know instinctively how much to put in. >> reporter: most of them working in two huge factories outside minneapolis. but wait. as they say in infomercials. there's more. lindell says at any one time, 20% to 30%, my pillows employees are second chancers or like him, former addicts. among them, chelsea frenchou. >> i was a heroin addict for about eight years. and i was in and out of jail. all i did was call here. right away they said you are hire. most places won't even give me a chance. because of my background.
>> reporter: mike lindell considers his business a vehicle for a greater calling. his success a gift from god. >> reporter: that light is? >> sent right from heaven. >> ah. >> reporter: he is proud his pillows are made in america. >> when i get behind something, i am 100% all in. >> reporter: and enthusiastic supporter of president donald trump. >> how is the pillow business? >> awesome. >> reporter: when the better business bureau dropped my pillow from an a plus rating to an f, claiming that a long running buy one get one offer was really a regular price. lindell dismissed the demotion saying he was targeted because of his political views. >> they brought the level of my pillow fame up, up here. so they helped me. thank you, bbb. ha-ha. >> reporter: about politics, mike lindell is unapologetic. about pillows. he is passionate.
it is easy to see. especially if whistling is part of your job. steve hartman found such a man on the road in washington, d.c. for many people there is nothing like a good whistle to pass the time. but for 54-year-old, chris olman, whistling is hardly a distraction. this four time international whistling champion is partner in the carlisle group. an investment firm. he has been in washington 30 years. working at the highest levels in the private and public sectors. and along the way he has earned a reputation as perhaps d.c.'s only universally admired, whistle blower. >> george w. bush. john kasich, george h.w. bush. >> he performed for them all.
>> supreme court justices. >> to rave reviews. >> people seek it out. to me that kind of encapsulates the power of the pucker. unfortunate leap his whistling hasn't always been used in harmony. back in '95, then house majority leader, dick armey summoned chris to a tense budget negotiation. he wanted a song. but it wasn't come together or we can work it out. it was dixie. and the government shut down shortly after. >> so you could argue that these li lips shut down the federal government. needless to say chris won't do that again. but 20 years later he is not just not whistling dixie anymore. today using his talents almost exclusively for the most apolitical purpose of all. >> prepare yourself here we go. >> it transcends the partisanship of washington. >> virtually every day up to
eight times a day, chris whistles happy birthday. for free, to people all over d.c. >> happy birthday. >> whether they work, in cubicles or oval offices, democrat or republican. >> happy birthday. >> the whistle helps me get beyond the politics. i am going to love you. i am going to honor you. because of you. >> that its the bottom line. is that we have forgot tune love each other. we have forgotten to respect each other. that is the problem. >> to that end he wrote a book. encouraging others to find their special gift. and use it to change lives. he says, what americ need right now isn't a big fix. what it need is a million small gestures. it might be wise for our leaders to think of the whistler. while they work. ♪ ♪ steve hartman, on the road, in washington. and that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you the news
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