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fired. >> the chairman of boeing, david calhoun has been named the new ceo. members of pentagon saying not to use the home dna tests. they pose security risks. >> two children missing out of idaho. the mother and stepfather wanted for questioning. chuck schumer details documents he believes senators must see to conduct a fair impeachment trial. >> hard to imagine a trial not having documents and witnesses. crews are trying to contain a 600-gallon oil spill in the galapagos islands. a little boy has a story to tell after a close encounter with a tiger. >> -- and all that matters --
>> astronauts sent this holiday greeting from space. >> and, of course, they wore some crazy christmas sweaters. >> happy holidays. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> the celebrity sing-off, 25 years in the making. more than 50 celebs teaming up to sing mariah carey's "baby, all i want for christmas is you." ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ captioning funded by cbs >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. >> announclaces. s go places.oing that. > you're close to that. no, jericka. i think you're almost up there.
, i don't know about that, dana, thank you. welcome to "cbs this morning." ing millions of americans face a funtlet of bad weather as they hit the roads. roads got waterlogged in south carolina, and at least one onedent backed up traffic on a slick highway in alabama. ic ont there's better news for people flying today in this intorically busy day for ravel. mola lenghi is at the airport. mola, i was joking if you had , i wasne home from there. ow sit looking? >> reporter: they've got a cot set up for me in the corner. >> i thought so. >> reporter: about 6 million people are expected to pass through the airports. here at newark, it's no different. despite how it looks, aaa says today's actually supposed to be the least traveled day this week, and there are certainly a lot of people hoping it stays that way, especially after yesterday's inclement weather created so many travel headaches
throughout the country. while many americans settled in to celebrate the holidays -- th americansght an airplane must have hit the house. >> reporter: -- vince meghrouni meghrotree that hit his home. heavy rains and winds swept across southern california. it also trapped a homeless man beneath its trunk, but fire crews successfully freed him. ecross the country, rainfall in south carolina led to flooding nd some people had to evacuate after a burst dam caused the water level to rise up to 6 caused ise upflooding even forced a feet. shutdown of ft. lauderdale a ernational airport. ternationang to long lines and longly 500 domestic flight delays. >> it literally took us 30 inutes to go across the loop-d-loop across the airport
>> it and our uber driver was so annoyed because he had to sit was so all the traffic. h reporter: and airports were warned one passenger with measles had gone to all three wa destinations three weeks ago, tocago, richmond, and austin. >> it could rut in 400 cases. that's why we're trying to get on top of this. >> reporter: of course, travel is expected to pick back up. get this. today is the cheapest day to travel with the average ticket, $527. the day after christmas prices pick back up, $692, vlad. >> wow. mola, appreciate it. jeff berardelli is tracking the ad. cast for christmas eve and hristmas day. what's it going to look like? >> pretty warm across the country.
it's bee i want to start with this. it's been raining very hard. it's starting to let up in places like charleston and savannah. it will clear up. 15 one thing, coastal flooding. seas, 10 to 15 feet. 1 1 to 3 feet of coastal flooding. watch out for that. thathe other side of the country, we have some storming. nevertheless, the mountains ainsing snow in time for time for. they've hae had plenty of snow of snow, so they didn't exactly need it. it.veling across the country, it will be warm in the east and snow. watch these temperatures. 71 today in nashville, 64, nashta, 71 in dallas. 64,ing the day tomorrow, look at chicago. 53. 73 in nashville. du who sees a white christmas? >> it's the intermountain midwest and places over here. most everyone will enjoy christmas. >> it's merry christmas, everyone. dwest andg says it will try to heplace trust with a new executive. christ
withis after the firing of embattled dennis muilenburg ex yesterday. battledatement boeing calls the move necessary and calls it full transparency. muilenburg was questioned for months over the two boeing 737 max jet air crashes. >> reporter: after two 737 max ned forshes killed 346 people in five months, boeing's ceo dennis mont theenburg said he was committed to fixing the problem. >> we flow are some dennisments. >> reporter: regulators banned the planes the flying in march. or so you think the 737 max will be up in the air soon? >> i do. march. p priority for my company. >> reporter: instead the company was forced to suspend production after faa said boeing's 2019 imeline was unrealistic.
>> you have not told us the whole truth, and these families are suffering because of it. nder preter: under pressure from lawmakeed lawmakers and eartbroken families to step aside, muilenburg repeatedly insisted he was right for the company where he started as an thern. startedyou submitted your resignation?signation? >> congressman, i have not. i don't see running away from a challenge, resigning is the ight solution. >> reporter: michael stumo who lost his daughter in the >> w e inopian crash welcomed muilenburg's forced resignation as a first step. >> we need people in there that know how to make boeing a great company so it doesn't kill people so it can survive the next 100 years. walking >> by resigning, muilenburg is walking away with an exit package worth tens of millions
of dollars. for "cbs this morning," kris van lions , mesa, arizona. cbs business travel analyst peter green bank of america is with us. what does it mean? >> it's going to stay grounded for more than likely through april of next year, so there's been a lot of disruption. what d will it fly again? tu bet. how quickly and how quickly will april america's confidence return to want to fly the plane. will it's not just the u.s. cgulators but the foreign regulators. lane.ve already made public statements they're not going to forer stamp it. ready madee don't care if the faa recertifies it. f tre going to recertify it on our level. togine a plane not being able to land in 40 some other onntries. >> why are they making the
decision now and not three, four months ago? >> muilenburg was the face of the crisis and he did not handle it well. hey maklobbying president trump and the government not to ground the plane after other countries had done so. he was the one who argued they should recertify it faster. it got to the point where it was between boeing and the agency who was to regulate it. so with all of this going on, it overnmme for a change. recertife ask you about david calhoun, the new ceo. e was chairman of the board. >> for the moment it was to n, the nthe markets and stabilize the company. he was on track to become the ceo about 15 years ago.
o aboun't get the job, but he's been on the board for the last 5 years. he comes from finance, member of fromstone, and he's got to fight the ship. they've been losing so much money. $9 billion just alone not to mone mention the job and the suppliers, and a 20% hit on the stock. alkyou talk about jobs. he resbout the rest of them? >> we have three companies operating 737 max, we have them. american, united, and southwest. when the plane gets back in the air, if you as a flyer don't want to fly on it, they will accommodate you with no penalty. it won't be on your time line or route. >> i think this is a lesson to line orrlines who may know aout certain issues to make oure they have certain things in mayk and in place. they havets into the culture of eck andationship between the
faa, the manufacturer, and the the nufacturer it's been way too close for way too long. you cannot dictate to the faa. they're not your partner. agency. a regulatory agency. much. er greenberg, thank you so such. thecongress is taking its fight into the holidays. lawyer for the house judiciary committee said democrats are open to impeaching president trump again if new information agueses. in a letter to colleagues senate atmocratic leader chuck schumer wrote that leaving new evidence e,t of a senate trial, quote, would be to turn a willfully lind eye to the facts. ught brought pushback from his republican counterpart majority leader mitch mcconnell. chip reid is traveling with the president who's at his resort in palm beach, florida. chip, is the president responding to this at all? >> we might hear about this
later today. he'll be holding a video conference with members of military and perhaps take a few questions from the press. in the meantime, the president is battling over how his impeachment trial should impe ing tod. >> it's going to seem to most of am trialican people that it is a eadertrial. doublocratic leader chuck schumer doubled down on his will sfor key white house decisnts he believes will shed light on the decision to freeze >>d then release millions in aid t ukraine. >> it's hard to imagine a trial wi not having documents and witnesses. actingcrats want at least four staff ms to testify at the senate trial including acting chief of staff mick mulvaney and former national security adviser john bolton. viser johnn't ruled out let'sses. hisve said let's handle this ase just like we did with president clinton. >> >> during president clinton's openinhment trial there were wening arguments, a written questioning period, and then
senators decided which witnesses to call. mcconnell also responded. do you think elizabeth warren is impartial? bernie sanders? >> no. >> so let's quit this parade. >> this is a political exercise. >> mcconnell says congress can't chehahead until house speaker nancy pelosi submits the oficles of impeachment, cheh she has yet to do. senator lindsey graham threatened to cut pelosi out of the process entirely, tweeting, if she refuses, we should take the matter into our own hands. we're in charge of the senate, not pelosi or schumer. >> but they said it's not an option but have no choice but to wait for nancy pelosi to act. tha? forhip, thank you. >> a search for two children from idaho has taken an alarming turn. the parents are missing too.
7-year-old joshua j.j. vallow nd 17-year-old tylee ryan have not been seen for months. poli police believe lori vallow and stepfather chad daybell could have answers. it could lead to the death of answers.s wife. errol barnett is following the story. arnetts bizarre. there are twists and turns and police are asking for help. listen up, you may know omething. s ande say parents were uncooperative when trying to find the children and that was mfore the parents vanished. this is j.j. vallow singing on a bus with his grandfather six months before he disappeared. monthsyear-old with autism and his sister tylee ryan were last the 7- his sin rexburg, idaho, on tovember 23rd. investigators only discovered vember 2e missing when another case was cracked wide open.
a librarian in the town tammy inbell died in her home. tammys initially thought to have died of natural causes but later sheriff's deputies thought atural ch may be suspicious. her body was exhumed for an autopsy and those details are pending. chad daybell got married to lori vallow. in the course of investigating tammy's death police were made llow. of the missing kids. concerned relatives reached out to police after not hearing from j.j. for weeks. investigators conducted a kelfare check on tammy. they said that j.j. was with a wh family friend in arizona. when investigators returned the ext day with search warrants, vallow and daybell were gone. >> i don't know why they're doing what they're doing. >> according to local tv station
>> kstu, brandon boudreaux used to be married to the niece and said they're tied to cult-like beliefs. he feels like that may be playing a role. >> i don't know what happened to hose kids. they're not talking. >> i know it's tough to follow, .ut there's more. tough tlooking into lori's death. her ex-husband was killed by that brother, that brother is also dead. ilice are urging anyone who knows about the whereabouts of the missing children to immediately call 911, this being the 911,se stretching from utah to arizona and as you have seen, a c very complicated. >> it sounds like a "48 hours" mystery. "48there is. at the center of it, the young >> thes autism. fhe police are imploring everyone to contact missing and exploited children if you know boy ha anything connected to this istery.
ing youchilling, absolutely chilling. >> you just want those kids to be okay. that ing you very much. crews are working to contain an oil spill in the pristine waters around the galapagos islands. a crane fell on a boat. queen elizabeth's husband will be home for christmas. ahead t latest on the 98-year-old's health and why the queen is calling this past year bumpy. but first at 7:19, time to well, merry christmas eve to you. it is a cold start to the day. temps are running in the 30s and even the 40s. we will be freezing and
subfreezing this morning. as we head through the afternoon, mostly sunny skies, an isolated shower as possible. ahead of our next weather system, widespread rain returns tonight and overnight with scattered showers for your wednesday and christmas day. daytime highs, 52 in san francisco. 53 in oakland 35 for san jose. scattered showers for wednesday. drier the rest of the week.
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♪ have a holy jolly christmas and in case you didn't hear ♪ >> that's the navy band. ahead, some of the musicians tell us why they're playing and serving our country. >> i was living in l.a., and doing that daily grind of the singer life and started to realize i wanted to be part of something a little bigger than myself. >> there's easier ways to join a band. boot camp? >> i was terrified to go to boot camp, so i trained a lot and was really ready.
>> i'm with paula. there are better ways than boot camp. >> announcer: this is a kpix 5 news morning update. it is 7:20 six i'm kenny choi. a six car crash in san jose left three people in the hospital. this happen at 9:00 last night at kadle road and highway 85. no word yet what caused it or how serious the injuries were. a fire in san francisco's richmond district left a man dead yesterday afternoon. three apartment units are too damaged for their residence to return this money. and alameda county supervisors have officially approved half of the oakland coliseum's site. that is after building a new stadium at howard terminal.
let's check the roads with gianna. >> and let's do it. we're still dealing with this traffic alert. if you plan on taking the bay bridge, give yourself a few extra minutes. it is really our only trouble spot right now. a couple cars tangled up here. it is right around treasure island. two lanes blocked. if you look at our maps are you can see that stretch of red there across the span. slowed ride there. you can track the toll plaza. you don't have any delays. it will take about 28 minutes to do so to go from the maze over towards 101. mary? okay, gianna. you're is a beautiful sunrise on our mountain camera. isn't that a pretty sight? we will see the clouds stream in as we head throughout the day. it is a cool start for sure. definitely bundle up this morning. with areas in the fog, even freezing fog, a possibility for the north bay as you start off the day. isolated shower for today. ahead of our next storm system. widespread rain returns tonight into the overnight hours. scattered showers for tomorrow for christmas day. look to mid-50s this afternoon. get gifts for everyone on your list and save
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language. and a modern twist on a christmas favorite, the "nutcracker." >> sum up in a couple of words what doing this show is like for you. >> incredible. >> amazing. >> spectacular and it's worth it. >> i love those kids. >> adorable. >> they're so adorable. >> did you try some of the moves? >> i did not try some of the moves. i was a tap dancer. when i was a kid, i used to tap. they looked at me. i couldn't do it. i did a cartwheel and impressed them. i'm out. >> we forward to that piece later. welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm jericka duncan with dana jacobson and vladier duthiers. gayle, anthony, and tony are off. we look at a dna genetics test taken by hundreds of thousands of them.
seven had surgery. one said she was left debilitated and unable to have more children. but the family learned years later the results known as the brca test might have actually been wrong. their story first appeared in "the wall street journal." jamie yuccas has been looking at the facts for women considering genetic testing. you can't help but ask how did this happen. >> i know. it's shocking. genetic testing is a critical part of assessing cancer risks as well, but it's also an evolving skrierngs and as more people get tested and the technology improves, so do the re unfortately in thisase the sciencesus.volved a few years t late. >> the results were positive. it was very alorming. >> katy was in her 30s, married with a young son when she decided to take the risk. it determined she had a brca jean which significantly raises
your risk of developing breast cancer. after struggling on what to do, she underwent surgery. >> did this end up changing your life? >> absolutely. during the entire recovery process, it was nine months before i was cleared to pick up my child. i wasn't able to do bath time with him. i wasn't able to make dinner for him. i oncen't able to pick him up or hug him for a very long time. >> reporter: her mother, sisters, aunts, cousins all had the mutation too. four years later, the company said her risk had changed. >> it felt like i needed to do these tests to save the family and the reality that i didn't need to do any of that was really heavy. >> reporter: the company says such reclassifications are
really rare and as the science evolves, we scrutinize it. >> this is a dynamic field where we're learning something every day. >> reporter: cbs news medical consultant dr. david agus says the more people who take the tests, the tests are improving. >> every person that's tested, we then follow the outcome. the database gets stronger and we have more information. >> reporter: the reclassifications are uncome common. ma th mathes says for her the consequences are ever lasting. >> i can't have children. the weight of that is a really big burden. what do i do each day? i have to get up and keep going. i'm a mom and a wife and a teacher, so you just keep going. >> dr. agus says at-risk
patients should get this genetic test. he recommends going to a cancer national institute center where counselors can answer your questions. katy told me since she no longer has the cancer classification, she's worried insurance won't cover her follow-up surgeries. >> wow. your heart goes out to katy and all of her family members. it's one thing to have a mistake on one person, but six others? disturbing. >> it's unbelievable. >> and the idea that when you get a test result back no matter what it is, i think dr. agus said this. you have to keep asking questions. not that they wouldn't have got an different answer, but just don't take that. investigate that as well. >> my heart is just breaking for her and her family. thank you very much for that, jamie. we appreciate that. a christmas symbol is in danger because of climate change. we're going to take yo north of
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this morning our eye on earth series explores how climate change threatens a symbol of christmas. this is the time for santa's reindeer to step out, but herds of real reindeer over the north pole are shrinking. over the past 20 years wild reindeer and caribou populations have plummeted by more than 2 million. mark phillips went to a place called santa's hometown to find out why. >> reporter: good morning from northern finland, about 300 miles north of the arctic circle. reindeer country, that's them in the distance over there. but this isn't about santa claus ho, ho, ho kinds of reindeer. this reindeer story is no laughing matter. it's more than a thousand miles from up here in the high arctic of finland to the north pole as the reindeer flies.
but that hasn't stopped the finns from naming this the capital of blackland santa's hometown where rudolph's cousins provide sleigh rides, albeit on the ground. and where you know who welcomes children of all ages. but all is not what it seems in this winter wonderland. so rudolph here, real name yermo, is a healthy young reindeer. but hundreds of thousands of others are in real trouble. to find the real reindeer and the real trouble, you've got to go about 250 miles north of santa's village. and then drive a snow mobile another 30 or so miles across a tundra in temperatures approaching zero. but winter, even up here, isn't what it used to be. our guide is andte from the
ancient sami people who have been here since the dawn of time and the climate here in the lapland is changing. >> it's warm weather, then snow going to be -- >> it melts? >> it melts. >> yeah. >> and the next day is -- >> freezes. does it happen more often now where you have rain or warm weather and then the snow melts? does that happen more in the last few years than it used to? >> yeah, last ten years. >> reporter: and this is the result. reindeer are dying. a big die off was discovered on the arctic islands last summer. and the huge wild herds of caribou, same animal, which roam across alaska and northern canada have been reduced by half, according to a recent government report. so they dig down through the snow? >> yeah, and andte knows why. >> this is what they're looking for. >> right. >> reporter: the reindeer feed
even threw through the winter on liken, a mossy plant they dig down through the snow to get at, except when all that thousanding and refreezing means they can't. when the snow turns to ice, what happens to the reindeer? >> we have to feed them. >> because they can't dig for the food. >> no. no. we have to give them extra food. >> reporter: up here in the land of the northern lights, it's a constant battle. andte lives in a village of just ten houses, five families, no power, no running water. the most remote village in finland, he says, which is saying something. and every day he travels up to 60 miles each way through the few hours of dim winter light to find the herd and check it's okay. >> how many reindeer do you herd? how many do you have? >> i have some reindeers, but it's same thing if i ask you how much you have money in the bank. >> reporter: to you, the reindeer are your money in the
bank? >> my reindeer is my whole -- >> reporter: whatever you're worth? >> my whole worth. >> reporter: they run about 5,000 animals and right now it's reindeer roundup time. andte and his wonder dog ben-uh gather the scattered herd and drive them south to where they can bring them feed and where a few are sold off to the reindeer meat market. it's how they make their living. it's a gorgeous and frigid dance of man, animal, and machine. it's very hard work up here. p>> yeah, it is. it is hard work some days. >> reporter: why don't you leave and go work in the city or something? >> i don't know. this is my life. >> reporter: these reindeer in finland are the lucky ones. they have the sami herders to look after them. for tens of thousands of other ones elsewhere, the human influence hasn't been so kind. >> wow, who knew. >> wow. >> all that work. >> sad story for the reindeer. >> yes, but they are such majestic creatures.
that's on my bucket list to see reindeer in the wild like that. >> talk about being born into your job right there. >> mark calls it the frigid dance of man, animal, and machine. very cool. thank you, mark. >> all right. it could be a wet christmas in venice, not a white one. ahead, in what would watch, why santa had to trade in his snow boots. there goes assistant for some rain boots. plus, u.s. troops stationed in syria got a surprise holiday treat. good tuesday morning to you. it is a cold start to the day. bundle up with temps in the 30s and 40s, even freezing, subfreezing conditions. and with patchy fog for the north bay, could see some freezing fog and icy conditions. as we head through the afternoon, looking at mostest cloudy skies. an isolated shower is possible. let mid-50s later today. there we go on futurecast isolated shower. cloudy skies. there we go with that
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all right. it's time not to dance but time to watch. >> we do a little dance. it's all good. here are a few stories we think you'll be talking about tore. a new rounds of intense flooding is hitting venice right before christmas. take look at st. mark's square where people were wading through the high water yesterday. the tide peaked at roughly 5 feet. this happened, of course, as venice was reeling from last year's flood. it was the highest in more than 50 years. the images here are astounding. a 1,000-year-old city that is being inundated with water. museums are suffering, tourism is down, hotels. >> millions of dollars in damage. >> yes. some people say they haven't seen anything like this in over 50 years. prince philip is back home to celebrate christmas after spending four nights at a london
hospital. queen elizabeth's 98-year-old husband walked out of the hospital without any help this morning. buckingham palace said he was treated for a pre-existing condition. they wouldn't say what that is. phil philip's release comes ahead of the queen easierly message. she says this could be a bumpy year which could have ties to brexit, her son's ties to jeffrey epstein. a lot of things. speaking of photos, how adorable is this? right? so you are looking at prince harry and meghan's christmas card, and that is 7-month-old archie front and center stealing the show. >> i'm guessing they did not have to use shutterfly. >> let me get up in front of this picture here. so adorable. >> and back here at home or at least our troops who are abroad,
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>> announcer: this is a kpix 5 news morning update. good morning. it is 7:56. i'm gianna franco. if you're getting an early start to the day, hitting the roadways, it is not bad at all. here is a look at the overview map of the bay area. look at that green. you're looking pretty good as you work your way along 280, 101. if you're heading towards sfo, things are pretty quiet on the freeway. you can but on taking 880, toward oakland airport, things look good. on that north or southbound side of 880. san mateo bridge, a clear ride, easy conditions here. and if you plan on taking the richmond/san rafael bridge, traffic very light here.
in fact, not a lot of cars working their way. no metering lights. an earlier traffic alert. it has now been cleared out of lanes. hi, gianna, and merry christmas eve to you. we are starting off with dry conditions. it is cold, though. sort of bundle up as you head out the door. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge cam with that sunshine. we will see the clouds stream in today. la cloudy skies and isolated shower is possible. but the rain returns, especially tonight and overnight. with the heaviest rain overnight and scattered showers for your wednesday. daytime highs, though, for today, 52 in san francisco. 53, oakland and fremont. 55 in tennessee. and 52 for concord. so on futurecast, you can see the isolated shower is possible today. there we go with that widespread rain pushing in tonight and overnight. here we are tomorrow morning. he was start. a drier weather thursday, friday, and saturday.
♪ ♪ i don't want a lot for christmas ♪ >> good morning to our viewers in the west. it's tuesday, december 24th, 2019. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm jericka duncan. these two dancing next to me, gayle, tony and anthony are off. holiday travelers face wet weather on both coasts and the west could have snow. >> i'm vladimir duthiers. former prisoners set free by a change in the law tell jericka what it's like to be home. >> the u.s. navy band bringing joy to the world over the holidays. >> today's eye opener at 8:00. >> millions of americans face a gauntlet of bad weather as they hit the road on christmas eve, especially in the southeast. >> 6 million people are expected to pass through new york area airports making that last-minute
scramble, that holiday scramble. >> it has been raining very hard overnight. seas 10 to 15 feet, watch out for that. >> what do you think boeing decided to make this decision now and not three or four months ago? >> they should have programs. muilenberg was the public face of the crisis. >> it's bizarre, there are twists and turns and police say the parents were uncooperative when trying to find the children, that was before the parents vanished. earlier this morning, the president did a video conference with members of the military around the world and he commented on impeachment. he said that nancy pelosi is doing a great disservice to the country. >> at the pacers game, halftime, half court shot f he gets it in, free chick-fil-a for the year. >> here we go. >> oh! oh, my goodness. he's going home with chick-fil-a for the year. >> the guy's reaction is just priceless.
>> wow. >> i would be celebrating like that too. >> presented by toyota, let's go places. >> definitely my fave. >> for a year. >> for a year. >> at some point you get sick of it? >> i'm not opposed. >> we're like no, i don't think so. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is one last chance for a white christmas in the mountain west. high elevation areas from california to colorado could see more than a foot of snow by christmas morning. but there's only heavy rain closer to sea level with another storm system on the way. >> storms in southern california already have downed trees and created dangerous road conditions. another system in the southeast disrupted travel plans. flooding in fort lauderdale canceled and delayed flight, a dam broke in south carolina flooding streets and neighborhoods. conditions are improving in the southeast although flash flooding is possible. >> thousands of former prisoners who thought they would spend christmas behind bars are free thanks to the help of the first step act. president trump signed the
legislation into law last september. it increases the number of good conduct time credits an inmate can earn per year and built on the fair sentencing act of 2010 signed by former president obama which reduced penalties for crack cocaine offensives. -- offenses. we spoke with two former inmates who say they're still adjusting to their newfound freedom. >> before president trump signed the first step act into law, did you expect to spend the rest of your life behind bars? >> i did, but i didn't because i never gave up fighting. >> reporter: 48-year-old bryan johnson says it feels good to be back in his old neighborhood in baltimore. nearly 20 years ago, johnson was convibtsds of money laundering and drug distribution. he was sentenced to life in federal prison. but when president trump signed off on first step act last december, it meant johnson and thousands of others were
eligible for an earlier release or a reduced sentence. on july 9th, johnson took his first step out of prison. >> who did you first lay eyes on when you got out of prison? >> the first person i seen was my oldest daughter. >> how old is she? >> 31. >> you missed most of her upbringing? >> 20 years of it. when she pulled up, it was like an unbelievable feeling until i could hug her. >> reporter: he says he makes about $500 per week working full time for a delivery company. >> from prison life to this life, i think the assumption is you're free, must be so excited, it's so great. >> it's great, but what comes with the greatness is reality. now you're back out here. when you're incarcerated basically everything is free, food is free, sleeping is free, in the free world as they say, got to pay for everything. >> has that been the biggest challenge for you? >> actually, no. technology has been the biggest
challenge for me. right now, i have a phone, but i couldn't tell you how to work everything on the phone. >> reporter: even harder than that, finding out he has a son. >> since i've been home i found out i have a son that's 26 years old. he is incarcerated in the federal system. >> for what? >> 12 years for carjacking. >> does that hurt? >> yes, it does. because i feel like if i was here, that definitely wouldn't happen. >> reporter: recently johnson traveled to washington, d.c., with the criminal justice reform group cut 50 which aims to reduce the prison population by half. he shared his story with lawmakers, fighting on behalf of others who are still locked up. >> there's a lot we have left to do. >> reporter: holly harris, a conservative and executive director of the justice action network, pushed to pass the first step act. >> if you had told me 20 years ago that i would be working with the aclu and the naacp, i would
have called you crazy. >> reporter: according to the prison policy initiative, the united states has the highest incarceration rate and the largest prison population worldwide with about 2.3 million inmates. >> this is truly an american issue. when you're in prison you're locked in. but when you return to society, you're locked out. you're locked out of a productive life. >> reporter: clover perez of long island, new york, that's exactly what she feared after being releaseded from federal prison almost a year early. she served eight years for immigration fraud. >> my biggest concern was finding a job. i thought that i may not be marketable and how was i going to catch up. >> reporter: she found a job as an office manager at a law firm. her biggest struggle she says, coming to grips with her oldest son's death. he was shot and killed about a year before she was arrested. >> when i come home, i'm waiting
for andre to show up and he doesn't show up. it's a battle that i'm fighting and i fight it every day. >> reporter: every day as more inmates work to take their first step out of the system, the next step is making sure they don't go back. >> are you a danger to society? should people be concerned about you? >> people should not be concerned about me. i don't have nothing to hide for nobody. i don't intimidate nobody. goy to work and go home. i know i'm a totally different person in this day and able. >> reporter: johnson says prosecutors are trying to appeal his release and he's not alone. a reuters investigation found dozens of cases where the justice department tried to keep offenders in prison, most of those attempts were unsuccessful. you know, the takeaway really here it's not an easy transition. >> no. >> the first step is obviously getting your freedom, but the next step is as we say at the end of the piece, really staying
out of that system. >> right. >> you need the support to do that. >> when you realize as you said that 140,000 people could be potentially affected by this legislation that president trump has signed, it will be an enduring hallmark of president trump's legacy. >> absolutely. when you think about the bipartisan support that it has, that's why it was so huge because even holly harris, who you heard in that piece, she said that this was something people told her this is going to take 10 or 15 years to pass and here we are today and criminal justice reform, whether you're republican or democrat, people are coming together and saying this is an issue we need to do more about it. >> first step. you've got to worry about that next step and jobs and skills. >> exactly. >> need to be worked on once they're out. >> absolutely. really important reporting. thanks for that. ahead, why your risk of a heart attack sky rockets on christmas eve and what doctors say you can do to stay healthy during the holidays. and it's not hitting the eggnog.
merry christmas eve to you. it does a cold start to the day. comes running in the 30s and the 40s. even freezing and subfreezing conditions this morning. as we head through the afternoon, mostly sunny skies. an isolated shower is possible. ahead of our next weather system, widespread rain returns tonight and overnight. scattered showers for your wednesday and christmas day. daytime highs, 53 in san francisco. 53 okay. 55 for san jose. scattered showers wednesday. drier the rest of the week.
an inspiring version of the nutcracker is breaking racial barriers. >> ballet isn't 15th century aristocracy anymore. anybody can do ballet and anybody can be a family. ahead a retired ballet star shows how all forms of dance from hip-hop to flamenco have a role to play in the telling of a christmas classic. you're watching "cbs this morning." morning."
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♪ ♪ is the king of israel every year around christmas, the united states navy band performs a holiday concert in our nation's capital. the band is a large group of highly trained and highly talented servicemen and women. paula reid spent the morning with them at the navy yard in washington before their winter show. paula, they sound amazing, as they do every year. >> amazing! and i wasn't sure what to expect, because we attended their first rehearsal before the holiday show. i was blown away. >> awesome! ♪ joy to the world the lord is come ♪ >> reporter: it's not the barrage you'd expect to hear coming from a military installation. but these aren't your typical sailors, and this is not your
typical band. >> they are some of the finest musicians that you're going to hear in the country, and they're serving their country with their talent. ♪ >> reporter: the navy band has been around informally almost as long as the navy. serving through song at presidential inaugurations, funerals, and other government functions. ♪ jingle, jingle, holly jolly ♪ it's the best time of the year ♪ >> reporter: captain ken collins is the band's commander. >> can i have a bell part on this? there's a bell solo right there. we need to get it to you. ♪ >> reporter: his standards are military-grade, reflected in what you hear and see on stage. what's it like to watch various generations of musicians come through the band and grow? that must be very rewarding. >> the most rewarding thing for me, honestly, is getting the opportunity to work with these outstanding individuals and
watch them all serve and succeed and grow. ♪ have yourself a merry little christmas ♪ >> reporter: musician first class chelsi vanderpol is one of those faces. >> i was living in l.a. doing that daily grind of the singer life, and at one point was working at a pirate-themed dinner adventure and started to realize i wanted to be part of something maybe a little bigger than myself. >> chelsi, there's easier ways to join a band. boot camp? >> i was terrified to go to boot camp, so i really trained a lot and was ready. once they found out i was a singer, it was just every single day there was a slew of random people from other buildings that were like, sing us a song. ♪ >> reporter: two decades ago, senior chief musician michael belinkie nearly began a career as an attorney. ♪ to hear sleigh bells in the snow ♪
♪ >> i think some of my early musical training was singing in the car. and then when i got older, i was finding myself singing prince and michael jackson songs and realizing that everybody can't do that. and so, the more i did it, the more people wanted me to do it more, and so, singing falsetto has just been something i've been -- i get to do in my job. >> when i walked into rehearsal today -- ♪ -- i noticed people of all ages -- men, women, people of all races. there's such a great comradery in this group. >> well, music is a universal language, and it connects us all. it's the reason why we're here and it's the tool that we use to connect the navy to the people. ♪ >> reporter: musician first class david smith plays trumpet in the band's brass section. the band's 170 members and its 11 ensembles perform more than
1,300 shows per year all around the globe. ♪ oh hear the angel voices >> it was my first year, we learned a japanese piece. we had selected a song that was written in honor of those that they lost in the giant tsunami in 2011. the japanese people there, they just started weeping, and they came up to us and they shake our hands afterwards through broken english. they're thanking us for honoring them, honoring their people, honoring their country. we shared an experience, established good faith, and we just, we created a relationship, and that was like, i can't imagine anything more impactful. ♪ >> and these servicemen are not typically subject to combat
deployment the way other sailors in the navy are. and it's so interesting because first they audition for the band, and then if they make it, they join the navy. because i was wondering about what happens if you don't make the band, and i joke with chelsi, there are easier ways -- >> we all agree with you on that. >> don't have to go to boot camp. but as you saw, you can understand why people want this opportunity and why tingts to their show sold out in about seven minutes. >> great piece. you don't just cover the white house. >> no, there's joy in washington, too. >> paula, thank you. >> thanks, paula. a diverse "nutcracker" is a holiday tradition in boston. how the "urban nutcracker" updates the christmas classic and changes the lives in the process of some of the dancers. lives in the process of some of the dancers. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morn s >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota, with a special message about a heartwarming homecoming. hey guys it's breakfast!
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>> announcer: this is a kpix 5 news morning update. good morning. i'm gianna franco. it is a 25. pretty easy on the roadways right now if you're heading out the door but you should be good to go for the most part, especially this. look at is. the live camera here at the bay bridge. it is very quiet. no metering lights. in fact, we had an earlier trouble spot on the upper deck. traffic is free-flowing this morning. pretty much the case on all of our dairy area bridges. no delays across the san mateo bridge. that is an easy ride between 880 and 101. here's a live look at the richmond san rafael bridge.
traffic is very light through there as well. if you plan on taking the golden gate this morning, things are looking pretty good also. no delays out of marin county as you head into san francisco. that is an easy commute. let's check your drive times year. 37 down to the golden gate bridge. that is only 21 minutes. that macarthur maze to francis san francisco, that will take you seven minutes. we are looking at play no sunshine for the moment. and cold conditions to start off the day. so definitely bundle up if you're heading out there. but here is a pitiful view with our camera of that sunshine. things are going to check. so mostly cloudy skies and isolated showers possible as we head through today. but widespread rain returns tonight and overnight. the heaviest rain overnight with wet weather and scattered showers for tomorrow and christmas day. in the meantime, let mid-50s for afternoon highs. cobelo average temps. he we go on futurecast. and then you can see some isolated showers in the afternoon with mostly sunny skies. here comes that widespread rain tonight overnight and into tomorrow. a wet start. some scattered, scattered showers in the afternoon tomorrow. drier weather thursday, friday, and saturday. ken --
welcome back to "cbs this morning." we love that song. >> it tells us what to do. >> it tells us what to do. it's time to bring you some of those stories that are the "talk of the table" this morning. this is where we each pick a story that we like to share with all of you, so who's kicking it off? it's going to be miss jericka. what's going on? ♪ talk about it talk about it talk about it ♪ >> do you guys like going to the zoo? >> yeah. >> a trip to the zoo was supposed to be fun for families, but it was a frightening close
call for one little boy who caught the attention of a tiger. take a look. it was just a sheet of glass that saved him from disaster. he was posing for a photo in front of an enclose euro when the full-sized siberian tiger -- his dad said he reacted pretty calmly to what happened. his dad posted this. my son was on the menu in dublin zoo. it had a million views. thankfully he's okay. that's why you like the zoo. you can see these amazing creatures, but you're safe. >> over and over again. >> i'm going stick with the animal theme. i'm going to go after you. this is in milwaukee. a bus driver came to the rescue reuniting two lost dogs with their family. it's jamie grabowski. she spotted these dogs and yelled at them and said it's time to come home. she brought them on the bus with her and waited for the police. they were 2 1/2 miles from home. it was 20 degrees and they were able to reunite their dogs with
family. if you have a pet, microchip them. this is how they were able to get home, but look at how cute and how sweet. >> just in time for the holidays. >> now they're safe. >> she said she's sort of the dog whisperer, so it worked out well for her. >> good advice. i've got a really touching story in the wake of a horrible tragedy. it's a tribute for a young hero we reported on earlier this year. you may remember riley howe. he was the 21-year-old who was killed when he rushed a gunman who opened fire in a classroom. it gained national attention and how his lifelong love of "star wars" began circulating in may. the funeral home handling howe's arrangements were handed a letter from lucas company behind "star wars." it was addressed to the howe family. it read in part ryan's courage
and selflessness brings out the jedi in all of us. on sunday the family learned a new "star wars" dictionary contains an entry ri-lee howell. the letter ends, it says, again, all of our deepest condolences. the force will be with riley and all of you. >> we know how much you love "star wars" and how much it means to you. >> what a wonderful tribute by lucasfilm. so good of them to do that. >> beautiful, beautiful, vlad. now to something else that is just as interesting. doctors warn us to take extra care of our health this time of year. researchers find the risk of a heart attack jumps 37% today on
christmas eve. 37%. and we're told they're most likely to happen around 10:00 p.m. right after dinner, so really scary stuff. dr. christopher kelly and dr. rich eisenberg wrote the book "am i dying? should i freak out or chill out?" they're here to tell us what to do to stay healthy during the holidays. >> good morning. thanks for having us on. >> everybody's got to be wondering, why does the holiday season put healthy people at risk? >> today is the day of increasing your chances by 37%? arguing with relatives, eating more and unhealthy food, traveling without medicine and increases the risk. >> family members? roasting that turkey and all the stuff that goes into trying to make people feel comfortable and welcome. >> yes.
exploring your cousins' political views on december 24th might not be the best idea. >> you break down in the book, back and neck, gentlemen parts, lady parts, bathroom trouble. what you do think is the biggest takeaway that people find themselves dealing with not just around the holidays but in general when they think something is wrong? >> i think the problem is we all google our symptoms and when you google your symptoms, you go down the rabbit hole. you think the leg pain is a clot that's going to cause a hearst attack or clot in your youngs. our book helps you triage, whether you should chill out, make a doctor's appointment. >> you mentioned leg pain and one of the things around this tomb of year, this is genuinely my fear. when is leg pain more than just leg pain and when is it something you have to worry about?
>> yeah. so leg pain can happen all the time to any of us, and the thing we worry about is a blood clot because that can have fatal complications. so if you're been sedentary for a good part of the day on a train or plane and notice pain in one leg and it looks swollen or red, that's a good sign there could be a blood clot in there and that's a medical emergency. if on the other hand you're feeling crampy in both legs from being on your feet all day long cooking a turkey or whatever your family does, that's more likely to be benign. >> turkey's cook and you start to destroy your mom's cooking and you feel a little pain in the chest. when do you realize that's something serious or you probably should have taken it easy and not had that fourth helping. >> that's a great question. if you have chest pain that
lasts for a few seconds and goes away or changes, it's probably a muscle spasm. >> if you have chest pains associated with palpitations or shortness of breath, sorry to be a grinch, but call 911. better safe than sorry. >> don't ignore your symptoms. people don't want to spoil the party or go to the emergency room and so they try to wait things out, but that's a big mistake because heart disease -- a heart attack doesn't wait. so the only thing worse than ruining this christmas is ruining all christmases because you got seriously success or even died. don't ignore symptoms. >> what about the sore throat. we all have tea here. >> there's that tickle. >> especially in the winter there's dry air so a lot of times you wake up with a sore throat.
just drink some water and see if it goes away. but obviously this is flu season. people get a lot of colds when you travel on a plane or train. all it takes is one person to cough and everyone else is exposed. >> thanks, vlad. >> clearly if you have a sore throat and coverage you probably should -- >> fever. >> fever, chills -- >> a lot of laughs but really good advice in this book and a great way to frame it for everyone out there. >> yes. good tuesday morning to you. it is a cold start to the day. bundle up with temps in the 30s and 40s, even freezing, subfreezing conditions. and with patchy fog for the
north bay, could see some freezing fog and icy conditions. know, is we head through the afternoon, looking at mostly cloudy skies, an isolated showers possible. there we go on futurecast. with an isolated shower. cloudy skies, and there we go with that widespread rain tonight overnight and into tomorrow.
stay away from any downed wire, call 911 and call pg&e right after so we can both respond out and keep the public safe. 11-year-old charlotte neverez is breaking racial barriers with her performance as marie in the "nutcracker." she's the first black woman ever to play that role. tony williams has broken barriers for more than half a century. his urban "nutcracker" in boston incorporates dance styles from hip-hop to flamenco to mexican folk. it all supports the mission, diversity through dance. >> the first show is like, oh,
my god, is this going to fail? but the applause was just tremendous. >> reporter: this holiday season marks 19 years of boston's urban "nutcracker," cast and crew as diverse as the choreography and music. >> you have diversity in the dance styles, diversity in the music, diversity in the cast on the stage because we're a multi racial, multicultural cast, and also in the audience. >> was that your intent or is that how this has happened? >> it was sort of a dream. it just happened. >> reporter: the show's creator, tony williams, became the boston ballet's first african-american principal dancer in the late '60s, a driving force in his desire to give opportunity to underrepresented youth. >> i started to dance late. i was 16. but before that as a very young kid i was in street gangs here in boston and getting into
trouble. so dance sort of saved my life. >> that's no little thing. >> that's true. i summoned the guys in the gang. most of the guys are dead or some went to jail. so i was really force gnat. >> jason jordan, new dance never this year's show also considers himself fortunate. >> as a dancer who comes from an urban neighborhood, it just made sense to me. it was like being home. and since i was trained classically, it just molded it together in a way that it felt really natural for me. >> reporter: jordan teaches dance at a boston public school in an underserved community. by recruiting some of his students for the show, he's given it new flavor and his kids a new outlook. >> what have you found about these kids, bringing them into dance and bringing them to the fold here? >> that's the most important
thing to me, having these kids -- when they're done with me, i teach k through 8. when they're done with eighth grade, they're beautiful dancers, where do they go. >> now they have a place. >> now they have a place in professional dancing. >> reporter: it's a place that didn't seem to exist for erica lamb when she was dancing as a young girl in boston. she wasn't offered the lead role of marie in the "nutcracker" because she was black. >> that was the first time hayed to think about my skin color. it was boston in the '70s. bussing tensions were pretty high. my mom was brought into the director's office and they said, you know, we love your daughter, she's very talented but it's a period piece, this is boston, we don't know how people are going to react. >> reporter: in this urban
rendition, lamb is playing the role of clara's mother. >> in this day and age, ballet isn't like 15th century aristocracy anymore. anybody can be part of that family. >> part of that family is a wide-ranging group of young dancers. >> show of hands, how many of you had seen the classic "nutcracker" before you started doing urban "nutcracker." >> every year my parents would take me but then he came along in my life and then, yeah, so i seen his show. i'm like, mom, i've got to do this or i'm going to die. >> it was like different for me and made me want to start doing it. my mom was like nagging me like, hey, dow 'do you want to do this? do you want to do the urban "nutcracker?" i thought, aisle try it and i've been here ever since. >> if you were to sum up what
doing this show was like, what would you say? >> amazing. >> incredible. >> incred -- spectacular. and it's worth it. >> sharing that joy makes it all worthwhile for tony williams. >> because of 3,000 people there might be one little girl or one little boy that's going to be transformed and is going to save one life, and that -- >> the way it saved your life. >> yes, yes, yes. yeah. so that's -- that's why i do it. it's like, i'm not a spring chicken anymore, but it's the young kids. it's like, how can i not do this for them. they look forward to it every year. >> again, almost 20 years of this. and in an effort for him to bring dance to all kids, there's
a new program and a dance apprenticeship. it will be for kids who show promise and can't afford high levels of dance training. >> i feel like we talk about this a lot, but it's the idea that when you see somebody who looks like you doing something suddenly say i can do that. >> especially with this and opening up the styles of dance, it's opened up the minds to ballet, because if you're brought in by the tapper, by flamenco, an then you see the ballet, you may be intrigued. >> i'm love when he tells you he teaches kids to schools that are underserved and gets them into this program. one thing to have a parent introduce you to it. it's another to have a teacher bring you along for a ride. that's wonderful. >> it brings us back to the story what's the next step? it's great that you introduce them, but how do you take the next step. this is the next step. this can be something you can think about doing professionally. >> i love it. love it. >> great piece. >> very well done. on today's piece, pod directors discuss their new
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