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have a great day everyone. ♪ good morning to you, our viewers in the west. welcome to "cbs this morning." it's thursday, october 29th, 2020. i'll gayle king with anthony mason and tony dokoupil. president trump and joe biden take their campaign to a pivotal battleground state with just five days to go. how both candidates are making a big push for the latino vote. >> hurricane zeta slams the gulf coast with high winds, torrential rain and storm surge. see the deadly impact of the fiftfth named storm to hit the region this year. the white house task force warns of an unrelenting spread of the coronavirus in much of the country. hospitals are struggling to keep up even as the president tells crowds we're rounding the turn. and seeking justice for breonna taylor. her mother requests a new grand
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jury after our interview with two jurors. and gayle speaks to the president of louisville's police union about the investigation. >> first, here's today's "eye opener." it's your world in 90 seconds. >> zeta makes landfall as a powerful category 2 and tens of thousands have already lost power. >> this is not a drill. >> the surge is coming in all across coastal mississippi. stronger winds. >> zeta is the fifth named storm to slam that area just this season. >> the threat for tornadoes. look at this. this thing is flying! >> what the hell do you have to lose? vote for trump. >> both candidates will turn their attention to another key swing state. two candidates will hold campaign events in florida. >> the longer he's in charge, the more reckless he gets. it's enough. >> states are reporting record high covid hospitalizations. >> if things do not change on the course we're on, there's going to be a whole lot of pain in this country. >> germany and france to impose
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making it easy purchase insurance. >> ding-dong or twinkie? >> depends on where you live. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." just five days before election day, president trump and joe biden are both campaigning today. in the perennial battleground state of florida. the latest cbs news polling shows a tight race in that state. biden's edge is within the margin of error. >> the economy is one big factor in the race. this morning the government said the nation's gross domestic product grew at a record pace of just over 33% in the last quarter. but to put that in context, that follows a massive plunge in the spring and analysts say the economy is facing new threats in the coronavirus crisis. in other economic news this morning, the labor department said 751,000 people claimed jobless benefits for the first time last week. that is the lowest number since march. ed o'keefe is following the candidates in campaign 2020.
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>> we are going to win arizona, and we are going to win four more years. >> reporter: while in arizona on wednesday, president trump exuded confidence trying to pump up his base and latino voters. >> going to win a record share of the hispanic vote this election day. >> reporter: but the president trails joe biden among latino voters considerably both nationwide and in arizona. like the rest of the country, most voters in the grand canyon state don't approve of the president's handling of the coronavirus as cases continue to rise. >> i'm not running on a false promise of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch. >> reporter: after casting his valley early back in delaware, he met with public health officials about how the pandemic is disproportionately affecting minorities. he's slamming the virus while acknowledging there's work to be done. >> we'll start on day one doing the right things. we'll let science drive our
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decisions. we'll deal honestly with the american people. and we'll never, ever, ever quit. >> reporter: as biden focuses on convincing voters he can manage the pandemic, his running mate kamala harris is boosting turnout among minorities. also in arizona, she met with black leaders in phoenix and latina business owners in tucson. >> we've seen how women and small businesses have suffered in the midst of the covid virus. but joe and i are committed to supporting them and giving them more resources. >> reporter: meanwhile in a potential preview of legal fights yet to come, the supreme court allowed extension periods for allowing mail-in ballots to continue in north carolina and pennsylvania. that means pennsylvania officials can still count ballots cast by election day and received within three days. in north carolina, ballots can be accepted up to nine days after election day. in both states, republicans had sued to block the extensions. if you are one of those
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americans still holding on to an absentee ballot and have yet to fill it out and send it in, officials across the country are now urging you to fill it out and drop it off at an elections location or in one of those ballot drop boxes or to just vote in person instead. meanwhile, cbs news has learned that today biden will commit that if he wins the white house, he would sign an executive order on day one of his presidency to establish a federal task force to reunite those 545 immigrant children who have been separated from their families. his campaign will air this ad across digital platforms targeting latino voters in arizona, florida, north carolina, pennsylvania and nevada. it's a notable last-minute campaign promise to a key voting bloc, but on a subject of great importance to many americans, tony. >> very important note there at the end. also important reminder, ed, to people who have that mail-in ballot. you're inside the line now. you'll want to walk it in, find a drop box or as you said go on
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election day and vote the old-fashioned way. turning to the gulf region which is weathering the powerful punch of yet another storm. hurricane zeta has killed at least three people with high winds, heavy rain and ten feet of storm surge in some areas. that includes this casino parking lot in mississippi where some cars were inundated. >> reporter: zeta made landfall in louisiana as a category 2 hurricane. packing winds up to 110 miles an hour. destroying this trailer and damaging so much more. overnight, more than half a million people were without power across the state. the storm inundated some areas with flash flooding, sheered the awning off a gas station, blue a building's wall open and caused an apartment's wall to collapse injuring one person inside. >> we have since lost one of our
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residents. >> reporter: the mayor of new orleans warned people to let safety officials assess the damage after one person died touching a downed power line. the storm later downgraded to a category 1, slamming mississippi and causing another death in bi loxi where zeta's powerful winds knocked the steeple off of this church and rising floodwaters prompted first responders to evacuate several people. >> the house was flooding. the water was coming in really fast. and we didn't know what to do. we all just gathered around and prayed and hoped everything was okay. >> this is on highway 90. >> reporter: the flooding was so severe, a sailboat was among the debrew is to wash on to the highway. >> stuff is blowing through that i departmeidn't understand, but noises were horrendous. 2020 yet again. >> reporter: 2020 again is right. i want to show you some of the
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damage done by this storm here in new orleans. look at this apartment complex. the roof collapsed. there's a window and bricks from this wall now on the ground. zeta was the 27th named storm of an unrelenting hurricane season. another concern now, the presidential election. louisiana's governor said polling places will be prioritized for power, and president trump has already approved disaster declarations for louisiana and mississippi. >> boy, danya, those pictures really tell the story. so much to deal with at this time. thank you very much. the surge in coronavirus cases is taking a very heavy toll, especially in the midwest. the u.s. recorded nearly 79,000 new cases yesterday. the number of deaths rose by nearly 1,000. our lead national correspondent david begnaud is now in st. paul, minnesota. david, good morning to you. you've talked to doctors across the midwest. what are they saying to you? >> gayle, i spoke to a doctor here at a hospital in st. paul who treats covid patients in the icu. his son treats covid patients going into hospice care and his
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daughter is also treating covid patients. the elder doctor says, i don't know what else to do to get through to people who don't believe the virus is real. he said, david, when people are diagnosed with cancer and they don't believe the diagnosis, it doesn't have the potential to harm other people. but coronavirus does, and it is spreading rampantly across the midwest. from the great plains to the great lakes, hospitals continue to warn that the surge of new coronavirus cases is pushing their resources to the limit. the latest example is right here in st. paul, minnesota. dr. avi nahum says his hospital is seeing more than 100 coronavirus patients every day and doctors are exhausted trying to keep up. have you found yourself lacking some empathy for people? >> i have caught myself feeling that way and pushed it aside because i have to take care of the patient. >> and why do you feel that way initially? >> because it is difficult to
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realize that somebody who doesn't believe in it is putting other people at risk. >> reporter: the pandemic is pushing restaurant owners like paddy whelan to make tough decisions. he'll close his bar until the spring because he's not going to be able to use his outdoor patio to safely serve customers. >> i can't fight something that's invisible. you know what i mean? if i could take covid out in an alley and give it a left hook, i would. >> reporter: the virus continues to claim lives like 65-year-old sharon hunt, a retired schoolteacher from millford, ohio, just outside cincinnati. she was hospitalized with coronavirus at the end of august. she never came home from the hospital. she died september 25th. we spoke to her son and daughter-in-law jeremy and christina hunt, who say many people in their own community still do not believe the virus is even real. >> when they go around and say, it's less than 1%. when that less than 1% is your
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mother or your sister or your nana, or your friend or your teacher, it opens your eyes. this isn't a percentage. it's somebody's family member. >> ms. hunt's family tells us they believe she contracted the virus from a therapist who was coming into her home to treat her. and, gayle, it's notable. hunt's family says her husband was one of the people who didn't believe the virus. he went on the local news saying he thought the virus was a hoax. but now that his wife died from it, he very much believes it and takes every precaution to protect himself. he even has a lung disease and is one of the most vulnerable. >> so many layers to that story. it's a shame it has to hit home for some people to finally get it. i love paddy whelan's response. if we could all take covid in the alley and give it a left hook. we would all try. we would all do that. people have to take this seriously. david beg naud, thank you again. the wave of new cases in
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europe is forcing france and germany to go back into lockdown. france's president said last night the new spike would be harder and deadlier than the first. germany's chancellor said this morning that the country's hospitals could be overwhelmed in a few weeks. elizabeth palmer has more. >> reporter: enjoying the last few hours of freedom with friends, parisians watched their president deliver the bad news. emmanuel macron told the country a new lockdown had to be a brutal break on rocketing covid infections. as of midnight tonight, bars, restaurants and nonessential businesses will close until december. though schools and factories will stay open. but police will check that anyone out on the street has a good reason to leave home. planes have been flying severely ill patients to hospitals in other parts of france that can take them. and more than half of intensive care beds are already full.
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in barcelona, restaurant workers protested against closures in spain that have thrown many of them out of work. but there's no chance european leaders can ease restrictions now with more than a million new infections over the last week. that's nearly half of all new cases on earth. even germany, where masks and, above all, efficient testing had kept the infection rate low is risking losing control. for the first time, a partial lockdown there will close restaurants, bars and movie theaters until december. now here in the uk, large areas are already under very strict lockdown. but the infection seems to be skyrocketing anyway. so scientists and even some politicians are saying the only thing that's going to slow it down is a national lockdown. anthony? >> very discouraging there. elizabeth, also breaking news this morning out of france where there was a deadly knife attack. what more can you tell us about that? >> details are still coming in.
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we know that it took place in nice on the mediterranean at the notre dame church. the police say that the attacker was a lone man. they think he was -- they have told us that three people have been killed. several more were injured. and some witnesses say that the man was shouting allahu akbar at the time of the attack. there has been now a terrorist investigation launched. this follows security being beefed up around all kinds of religious sites in france. president macron a few weeks ago gave a speech defending not only freedom of speech but the right to publish cartoons of the prophet mohammed. and, of course, protests spread across the muslim world almost immediately. then two weeks ago, a teacher in the outskirts of paris was actually decapitated after he showed and discussed those
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cartoons in his classroom. anthony? >> horrible story. liz palmer in london, thank you. turning to the death of a teenager at the hands of police in illinois. newly released police camera footage reveals some of what happened before an officer fired the deadly shots last week in waukegan. marcellus stinette was killed and his girlfriend rouwounded. williams said they did nothing wrong. police say they were unarmed but the two tried to hit an officer with their car. that officer has since been fired. adriana diaz reports. >> reporter: body camera footage shows an officer approach tafara williams and marcelis stinnette in a parked car and identify them by name. >> you're marcelis, right? you're under arrest. >> why? >> because i said. >> marcelis, you're under arrest. >> because he got a warrant. >> the officer didn't say what the warrant was for. and marcelis' girlfriend in the
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driver's seat takes off. >> hey, hey, hey! >> they just ran me over. >>ast one point, the car reverses off camera. then you hear a crash and roughly six gunshots. >> ran me over. >> reporter: only after the shooting did that second officer turn on his body camera. >> i was right behind you and you almost tried to run me over. >> reporter: the police department says that officer's life may have been in danger. >> the vehicle that he was investigating began to reverse towards the officer. >> reporter: williams said she lost control of the car. family members drawing an emotional press conference wednesday where stinnette's grandmother broke down. they questioned the timing of the body camera activation. >> this officer had his, oh, crap moment after the shooting and pushed the button.
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so he knew to push the button and shortly thereafter say, you tried to run me over. >> reporter: according to the mayor's office, the officer was fired in part for failing to properly activate his body camera. a breach of department policy. williams is in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds to the abdomen and hand. >> i told them please don't shoot. i have a baby. we have a baby. we don't want to die. and the officer dragged me away from marcelis. they laid marcelis on the ground and covered him up with a blanket while he was still breathing. >> reporter: he later died at the hospital. for "cbs this morning," adriana diaz, chicago. >> that's why it's so important to have the body cams, but it's really maddening to hear that, okay, i didn't turn it on or i
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turned it on right after everything happened. it defeats the whole purpose. >> it does. >> got to be a way to do this without people dying. >> had to be
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welcome back. taylor's mother filed for a new grand jury and an independent prosecutor to investigate her death. this follows the interview with two grand juries in the case. they said they were never given the opportunity to hand out manslaughter charges. ryan nichols, the president of the fraternal order of police chapter that represents the metro police department of investigation and he responded
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to what breonna taylor's boyfriend said when the home was raided. >> a police officer was critically injured and a young woman was fatally injured and, you know, the long, thorough investigation ensued and that's the process that should happen. >> you know, there are two sides of course to every story. but what is not in dispute is that breonna taylor is dead. that she was killed in a hail of police gun fire. but let's go to kenneth walker and his encounter with police. 32 shots fired that night after he fired what he said was one warning shot. not knowing what was happening in his apartment. >> so i do believe that the officers were definitely justified in returning fire. >> 32 shots, ryan? >> well, in a situation like that when you return fire to stop a threat, typically, you may not be aware of how many
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rounds someone else is firing, how many other officers are firing, and perhaps you may not have an accurate count of the rounds you fired in a high-stress situation like that. >> how do you explain the incident report from the night that said there was no forced entry in the apartment. we know that's not true. they said that there were no shots that were fired when breonna taylor was hit at least five times. >> obviously the information had not been completely filled out in the portion of the incident report that was released. not by any means suggesting that the police were saying none of those things occurred because it was obvious they had. not being part of the investigation i think probably the report should not have been released at that time. >> you have the attorneys for kenneth walker claiming cover-up. you have the grand jurors who talked to us a couple of days ago. >> they covered it up. that's what the evidence that i saw. and i feel like there should have been lots more charges.
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>> i want to get your response to their belief that there was -- that there was and is a cover-up by the louisville police department about what happened that night. >> i don't believe there's a cover-up of anything that occurred. i can definitely say affirmatively that no one mistakes on anything were made, obviously not. but i don't believe there was any type of cover-up and if there was, that that would definitely be found out by the many entities that are conducting these investigations. >> are you comfortable, ryan, with the grand jury's findings in the case? >> i have faith that the attorney general did a thorough and complete investigation and has a competent, qualified staff to do that. >> you're calling attorney general cameron's investigation a complete and thorough investigation. other people would disagree with you about that. that's the why you hear about this case, the more questions are being raised. >> yes, i understand that. there are still entities looking into things from other aspects of the investigation. if they conclude that it was a
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tragic incident, that -- but nothing illegal happened, then we have to be willing to deal with that and move forward from that also. > you don't believe this has -- race played a role here at all? >> no, i don't think this occurred as any type of racial issue or this was determined by race somehow. >> do you think outside of this case that the louisville police department has a problem with racial bias? >> no. i think we're a very diverse department. we try to stay up with the national best practices. >> in 2020, 45% of the arrests have been black people but they only make up 23% of the louisville population. you go from that to the tragedies that occur. how do you explain that? >> well, so i don't have all of the specific numbers of -- if you're talking shooting tragedies or anything like that.
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>> well, we can agree there's a difference in the number when it comes to black victims and the white victims when it comes to the hands of the police. can we at least agree on that? >> sure. so the circumstances that lead up to every specific incident whether it's an officer involved shooting here or anywhere else, an investigation occurs. >> how do you explain how many police officers do not seem to be held accountable in these type of incidents? >> well, i would say that once the investigations occur that police should be held accountable. >> but they're not though, ryan nichols, they're not held accountable. >> well, ma'am, if the law here is such that nothing illegal occurred on either side of that door that night and our attorney general did find some charges to pursue and is going to pursue those charges as it relates to one officer, how is the accountability not occurring? >> what's the morale of your
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police department these days? >> so morale is low here. they want to be here and they don't want citizens to have to live in fear of violence of any kind. >> right. >> so it's very frustrating. >> it is frustrating and an attorney for sergeant john mattingly said that attorney general cameron conducted a careful, thorough investigation and came to the right decision. nichols said when it comes to change his union is always interested in fair and balanced reforms and officer mattingly was the one when kenneth walker fired the warning shot, it hit mattingly in the leg and the ballistics report said it's inconclusive. i thought we had a good conversation and never good when people go ma'am, but i think we had a good conversation. you have that story in the news again from marcellis stinnett
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when the body cam wasn't activated and people get frustrated on both sides. the police are frustrated, the community is frustrated. we go round and round and nothing changes. >> to the point that the two grand jurors made yesterday, they don't believe that the government and -- it jibes with what they saw. >> exactly. >> there's a discrepancy there. >> walker fires one shot, 32 come back and the union says, well, that's how it goes. people should vote because criminal law is written by general assembleabliies you can change the law. the effort to reunite 500 children after their parents cannot be found at the u.s./mexico board. you're watching "cbs this morning." on... ...with rinvoq. rinvoq a once-daily pill...
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although the trump administration's child separation policy is no longer active, the aclu recently revealed court appointed lawyers couldn't find the parents of 545 separated children. it's a problem the group justice in motion is trying desperately to solve. >> we are the ones tasked with finding the parents who have been deported after their children were taken away from them at the border. >> executive director kathleen caron works closely with attorneys on the ground likedora. >> these parents want to be unified. the question is how can they get reunified. >> acting homeland security secretary chad wolf argues the parents made the decision to stay separated when given the choice. the reunification efforts come as another trump administration policy is making it harder for those seeking asylum. in 2019, the trump administration decided that asylum seekers from other countries must remain in mexico while waiting for their cases to be heard. papproach will help to end the
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time now for what to watch. we're keeping with a political theme this morning. we have a jfk fan, cooper of california says, ask not what your country would do for you. ask what you would do for vlad. i don't know. i guess you could tune in. that's the answer, right? >> thank you very much, cooper. i like how you paused, tony, to deliver it. the gravitas of jfk. we appreciate that. thank you very much, cooper. here are a few stories we think you'll be talking about today. the fbi says hospitals struggling with the coronavirus are now at a higher risk from cybercriminals. hackers from eastern europe have already hit at least five hospitals with ransom ware attacks. the attacks lock up hospital data and the criminals then demand up to $10 million to release it. one high-tech company a calls it the most significant
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cybersecurity threat we have ever seen in the united states. federal officials warn that it could affect hundreds of hospitals. the heads of facebook, twitter, and google were grilled at a congressional hearing over efforts to fight misinformation ahead of the election. republican senators accuse facebook's mark zuckerberg and twitter's jack dorsey of silencing conservative voices, including president trump, by restricting or deleting content on their sites. in the meantime, democrats accuse the social media ceos of not doing enough to crack down on misleading information. dorsey said twitter's efforts to cut down on misinformation is not based on politics. >> all of our policies are focused on making sure people feel safe to express themselves, and when we see abuse, harassment, misleading information, these are all threats against that. >> this story is not going away. >> all right, to the story that everybody is talking about right now. major league baseball is investigating justin turner of the los angeles dodgers for breaching coronavirus protocols. he was removed from tuesday's
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game after testing positive for covid-19. but then, a short time later, turner was on the field celebrating after the dodgers clinched the world series. at one point, turner pulled down his mask and pose for a picture next to dodgers manager dave roberts who is a cancer survival. major league baseball says turner refused instructions from security to leave the field, risking the safety of others. he could now face a fine, suspension, or both. i think people sometimes forget, when you wear the mask, it's not about you. it's protecting those around you. >> i know, but i think he's gambling like this is going to go away, and for all of my lifetime, i want that photo with my teammates. i was part of that team. >> he said it was asymptomatic, too. >> you could still have spread, though. >> you could still spread it. >> while i hate for particularly a star as big as justin turner to miss a huge celebration, i'm thinking about all the people who canceled weddings and other celebrations or couldn't see their friends. >> no one is having thanksgiving this year.
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>> exactly. he could have stood on the field but away from his teammates. it's wrong but i get it and i know it's wrong. i know it's wrong. >> it is disappointing. >> hope he's better. >> yeah, we hope he gets better. >> and he's still with the dodgers. >> and nobody else gets sick. that's what we hope. >> thanks, vlad. >> ahead, we'll ask white house chief of staff mark meadows about the election and the president's claim the pandemic is rounding the turn, even as cases and deaths are on the rise. that's coming up. t they heard... ..."you have cancer." how their world stopped and when they found a way to face it. for some, this is where their keytruda story begins. keytruda- a breakthrough immunotherapy that may treat certain cancers. one of those cancers is advanced nonsquamous, non-small cell lung cancer where keytruda is approved to be used with certain chemotherapies as your first treatment if you do not have an abnormal "egfr" or "alk" gene. keytruda helps your immune system fight cancer, but can also cause your immune system
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yep, it's thursday, october 29th, 2020. october 29, 2020. welcome back to cbs this morning. i'm gayle king along with tony dokoupil and anthony mason. president trump says we are around the curve. we'll talk about that. >> every vote counts. kerry washington will cohost and encouraging all to vote. >> sky high surge to climate change. following a world famous snowboarder trying to unite the country to save the great outdoors. >> curious. but first today's eye openers at
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8:00. just five days before the election day, both campaigning in the battleground state of florida. >> in florida before heading to north carolina. >> zeta was the recent unrelenting storm. >> a deadly knife attack. >> details are still coming in. >> we know it took place in nice and some witnesses say the man was shouting. >> to the doctor, when people are diagnosed with cancer and they are in denial of the diagnosis, it doesn't harm over people. >> more than half of the 2016 vote is already in. >> so far, biden is off to a good start because 2020 has been a record shattering year for early voting for young people. that is dope to the wap my
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tubular young lings. >> don't do that again but we get the point. we begin with the latest on tropical storm zeta which has killed at least three people after slamming into the gulf coast. the storm made land fall last night as a category 2 storm. blue this trailer across a high way. high waters even pushed a boat on to the road. one man in new orleans died when he was electrocuted by a low-hanging wire. another died in biloxi, mississippi. now barrelling across the states at 40 miles an hour. wind gusts up to 80 miles an hour reported outside of greenville. five days left to campaign before election day, president trump and democratic nominee joe
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biden are not wasting any time. biden had a virtual meeting with health experts in his home state of delaware and trump held rallies in arizona where he said this. >> a stave vaccine is coming momentarily that eradicates the virus and we are rounding the corner. >> that claim does not matchup with the guidance of the president's own task force. it has warn of an unrelnting community spread in upper midwest, west. reporting 78,000 new cases of the virus yesterday alone. mark meadows is here with us. we have a record case count, hospitalizations surging and record number of people dying every day, what is the president talking about when he says we
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are rounding the curve? >> we've been making great progress with regards to they are p-- therapeutics and vaccines. the progress of two particular companies making vaccines. some 100 million viles we expect to be deployed in the next 60 days. we do believe we are rounding the corner in terms of approval. we've had since february and march, we've had this coronavirus affecting every family around the globe and yet we still have to make sure we allow science and our medical experts to come up with a treatment to address it in a meaningful way. we are seeing right now in europe, even a surge higher than what we are seeing here in america. those mitigation efforts we are
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taking along with vaccines and therapeutics will allow us to return to normal in the next coming months. >> i hear you saying hopeful but that isn't the message the president is putting forward. i'll clarify the white house position. we are all hopeful for a vaccine. in the meantime, does the white house still want people to socially distance, wear a mask and wash their hands? >> without a doubt. i can tell you i've probably used more purell than any american here in the last seven or eight months, making sure we socially distance and wear a mask when you can't do that. when you are in those environments. we continue to get tested. we are testing a lot more people. with he get a lot more cases that are asymptomatic. that's the problem with this virus is we look at this is sometimes we have a spread from
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asymptomatic people. so you could have no symptoms. i could have no symptoms and yet we are spreading to loved ones or friends. so as we with look at -- that's why the therapeutics -- >> you are absolutely right. >> they are important. >> the reason i want to jump in here, i just want to clarify. i'm glad to hear you say you are using purell and wearing a mask but that is not the message being sent by the president. it is confusing for people. the president, the vice president's office, they are not following their own guidelines. can you see how that's a problem for people? >> i can tell you i'm following the guidelines and a numbr of us are following. >> a number of us. >> obviously a number of us continue to look at this particular environment and it is an unusual environment that we
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have. so as we try to make sure we come into could be tact with other people, making sure that we socially distance as much as possible, wearing masks when we can't, we strongly encourage that. i strongly encourage you watching this morning is if you can carry a little container of purrell. just think about it in a restaurant environment. you are drinking from a drinking glass, that has probably been filled by a waiter or waitress that has touched every other glass. i'm hyper vigilant when we look at that. we don't think of the ways we can potentially become effective. >> with 13 states hitting highs. what is the administration strategy to get us to this point. the head of the hospital system
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in oklahoma said a few days ago, i feel we are entering a very, very dark winter. >> i can tell you it is the therapeutics and vaccines. we know what doesn't work. long term lockdowns and shutting down our economy and making sure everybody stays inside their house doesn't work. we tried that. it didn't work in europe. we are seeing a greater outbreak because of that in europe. they locked everything down and now that they are opening things up, they are over 100,000 cases in europe. we know what doesn't work, so let's try to learn from the past seven or eight months to make sure we adjust to that. listen, everybody wants to get back to a normal way of life. when we look at that. you know, you've got moms and dads tuned in right now. when are their kids going to go back to school? do they have to miss those weddings and funerals?
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we are trying to find a way to do that. the president is working around the clock. he's encouraged and demanded his entire staff to do that. in the weeks to come, november and december, we'll have some great announcements that will give the american people hope. >> in the editorial in the new england journal of medicine entitled dying in a vacuum signed by all editors said your administration has taken a crisis and turned it into a tragedy. what is your reaction to that? >> i would disagree with that when you look at what we have. look no further than the state of new york and the number of deaths that happened in new york city early on in this process and how it spread, what happened. slo slowing the spread was a critical part of the strategy. not only flattening the curve
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but making sure people had a hospital bed. look at new york versus other states. we've been able to see that death rate continued to go down. we will not stop. one death is too much. we are not going to stop until the death rate is less than that of a flu. hopefully that vaccine will help us get there. >> mr. meadows, the dropping death rate is cold comfort if the case rate is going up. >> i would strongly disagree with you. obviously if the case count is going up and we are finding that the fatalities go down -- >> mr. meadows, we are facing a 9/11 fatality rate every few days now, the american people are going to make a decision based on your administration of controlling and containing the virus versus what the biden plan
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would be. you've laid it out. it is very clear. it is a stark one. >> there is no one that believes one death is too many more than me or my wife or our family. any time you lose a loved one, it is critical. it is important we address that. the president has expressed that over and over again. >> we have to take a break here, mr. meadows. we would have you back again soon. good luck on these final days
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april after the pandemic hit this country. about half of them have been rehired or gotten new jobs. but many others are still struggling for new roles in a very tough job market. here are some of their stories. >> at work, i was a net coordinator. >> i have been a bartender for ten years. >> i thought my job was very safe, the hospitality industry. >> i was a flight attendant for six years. >> everything is closing. now it's afukting everything. i'm like, how am i going to survive. >> i kind of decided that maybe it was time for me to kind of move on. and i'm just working on building my drone photography business. >> i got on linke eedlinkedin, instagram, on facebook, and started looking for opportunities. >> i have been working for the same company for 20 years. it's a whole new experience. >> i decided to officially make the career change, but i have to say i'm finally thriving. i do real estate full time now. >> i think the anxiety of you
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failing when the world has stopped kind of goes away because you're just like, well, everybody else is in the same position. >> we have to remember this is not forever. but this is an opportunity to come back with more passion and more lust for life, i think. >> steven and jenna have transitioned into new careers, but scott and christina are still looking for the right job. a new survey out this morning from linkedin reveals 84% of people who lost a job in the pandemic said there's a negative stigma to being unemployed and 67% believe that stigma affects their ability to get hired. we are joined with the details of the survey you'll hear first on "cbs this morning." dan, welcome. nice to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> this is a tough time for people as we saw. scott had been in the same company for 20 years, feel like he's got a whole new experience.
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you surveyed 2,000 people who lost their jobs during the pandemic. how are those folks feeling right now? >> well, the number one thing that they're feeling is fear and anxiety, which of course, you are if you don't have a job right now. and i think then f you look deeper into the numbers, the other things they're feeling are embarrassment and they're ashamed of not having a job. and an amazing 46% said they have lied about being unemployed. there's this stigma that being unemployed, that looking for work is something to be embarrassed about, that it's going to hurt you. if there's one takeaway from the survey, it's that that stigma is unfounded. that is not something that is true. people do not mind if you're unemployed. >> i'm surprised add that because with so many people going through this at the same time, and it's obviously nobody's fault, it's just what happened, the embarrassment surprised me. i thought there would be some comfort in knowing so many others were going through it. >> i think that we have all heard that adage, the best way
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to find a job is by having a job. there's this sense y have to keep working. i'm only going to get my next job if i'm already currently employed. we talk as part of the survey, we talk to hiring managers. 96% of hiring managers said they would hire someone who is unemployed. that stigma is something we put on ourselves that doesn't have to be there. >> what are the hiring managers looking for right now? >> number one, they're looking for skills. they want to see that you have the skills that theyee these jobs. they want to see resourcefulness. so just showing you're doing something, even if you don't have work, if you are gaining skills, if you are taking classes, if you are volunteering places, all of those are really important. you have to show you are doing something with your time. being able to explain it, and then you need to show what -- how you think. i think a lot of hiring managers want to make sure they're hiring the best candidates. they look at your profile, see where you have worked. that's important. they look at your skills, but they want to know what's going
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on in your head. the more you're posting, the more you're talking about what you're good at, what you have learned, how you think, that will give them a sense of what you're like in the work place. they want to see that you're about 48% said they look at public posts to make a determination of whether this is someone they want to bring in. >> quickly, dan, if you're in one of those hard-hit industries, aviation, hospitality, how do you make a pivot at this point? >> number one, know what your skills are. make sure that you understand what you're good at. one of my favorite examples is of these transferrable skills is talked to an insurance company at one point. they said when they're trying to hire insurance adjusters, they try to hire bartenders because they have a skill of getting people to tell stories. you have these skills. know what your skills are. build those skills. make sure that you're out there. >> dan roth, thank you so much. >> ahead, a sneak peek at a cbs news special. alicia keys, america ferrera, and kerry washington host every vote counts, a
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fires everywhere" and she's using that voice to urge people to vote. ahead, she'll tell us hat good morning. it's 8:25. as we look at the roadways, still busy along the freeway. traffic is backed up as you head in the area along 880 on the north bound side. it looks like things are sluggish out of union city. heads up for the hayward area. san mateo bridge, things are looking okay but there may be brake lights near the toll plaza. a beautiful day across the bay area, sunshine, mild temperatures, calm to light conditions. it's a chilly start to our day as we head through the aftern n. as a nurse, i've faced the fear
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of being stretched too thin to do my job right. and it's not just health care workers. our teachers and school staff are going the extra mile for our kids. our firefighters are taking on unthinkable missions to keep us safe. how can we keep giving billions in tax breaks to rich corporations when our communities need that money? prop 15 closes corporate loopholes and invests in our schools, health care, and public safety. help us do our jobs. vote yes on 15.
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morning." and it's that time again. time to bring you some of the stories that are the talk of the table this morning. and tony is up first. >> so i'm talking about a movie that a lot of people were talking ability, and apparently also watching. the new borat movie. had a very big opening weekend. >> i want to see this. >> 1.6 million u.s. households streamed borat. it's called borat's subsequent movie film, on amazon prime video from thursday to sunday. that's according to a tv analytics provider. that number, this is what's interesting, topped the mulan w an estimated viewers. amazon doesn't provide particular streaming numbers, they don't get into detail, but it has said tens of millions of viewers around the globe have
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tuned in. this is evidence of the fact that if the president talks about you, people will tune in. "60 minutes" found that out on sunday. >> my daughter was going to watch "mulan" andec$3 she didn'. my son had a party with a couple friends to watch "borat" which was free. >> free if you have -- >> if you have the service. so yeah, he sent me a note, said big thumbs up. >> i have not seen it. i have to take a look. >> i love sacha baron cohen. he's very, very funny. >> adults can get a little buzzed on halloween. smart, too, and we have the guide on the candy that goes best with your favorite drinks. the new york wine and grape foundation released ideal pairings, they say, for boozy halloween. we're not recommending that you get boozed, but we're saying if you do, this might work. it recommends white wine with skittles. and red wine with snickers. for beer lovers, a growler guy says a porter goes best with
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reese's peanut butter cups. you can also try, how do you say this, patty? hefeweizen. what is that, a beer? >> a beer. >> hefeweizen with twix pars or brownale with kit kats. >> and you, of course, don't drink. >> i mix candy with candy. >> there you go. >> i don't put those two together. >> just trying to help. >> i want to take you behind the scenes to something special that happened at the iconic bluebird cafe in nashville, yesterday. take a look. ♪ if you don't like it, get the hell out ♪ ♪ that's what they yell when i open my mouth ♪ >> that's maren morris taping a performance of her song for the benefit concert play on, which will air on cbs december 5th. also at the bluebird yesterday,
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sheryl crow, yola and the high women, there they are warming up in the makeup room. the high women includes maren morris, it includes amanda shiers and brandi carlile. play on will also feature performances from bon jovi, snoop dogg, slick rick, andra day, machine gun kelly, gary clark jr., and jon batiste. it will benefit the naacp legal defense and educational fund, and full disclosure, i'm one of th executive producers. please tune in december 5th. you get more information on if you wonder about all those folks and everybody. kevin bacon is one of the hosts. his six degrees charitable organization is part of this, too, and we thank all of the artists. >> anthony, you buried the lead. >> you like being the executive producer? >> my wife said to me, this is what has gotten you through the pandemic. because literally, it's like, if i'm not doing a zoom call for this show, i'm doing one for this concert.
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and it's been really interesting. z we have been working on this since april. >> you're one of the best when it comes to music. >> the artists have come through. we're grateful. >> i think cbs is on a roll, by the way, when it comes to concerts. listen to this, actress kerry washington is perhaps best known for playing crisis management expert olivia pope on the hit series "scandal." on that show, she played a bad ass. off camera, she is a bad ass. you she's teaming up with alicia keys and america ferrera to host tonight's cbs special "every vote counts" a celebration of democracy. this nonpartisan event will celebrate the power of voting. it will feature appearances from chris rock, jennifer lopez, kelly clarkson, lin-manuel miranda, and of course, kerry washington joins us now. she'll be participating -- hey, kerry washington. look at you.
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so you say you want to remind people, because i love the lineup, by the way. you said you want to remind people when it comes to voting, what? >> really, this night is about celebrating the voter. this is a time when people have a lot of anxiety and stress about the upcoming election. so alicia keys and america ferrera and i wanted to create an atmosphere of hope and love and celebration. >> and fun. because it actually is this wonderful joy that we get to vote. >> yeah, and i said, you want to create fun, too, when it comes to voting. >> yeah, and fun. that's right. and also, i think there's a lot of focus on the candidates right now, and some people are passionate about the candidates. i am passionate about some of the candidates. but we wanted to make sure that the passion tonight was centered around the voter. like, some people are feeling really excited about candidates, some people aren't. the point is you need to be excited about you and your family and your community and your city and your state. you can impact real change in this country and in your life.
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so getting excited about you, the viewer and your power, that's what tonight is all about. it's really a celebration of all americans and the ability we have to be part of change. >> you know what i like about it, is that we the people really mean something, kerry. that's what i think when i think about the program that you're involved in tonight. it's we the people that make the difference. and i think sometimes people forget that. i want to talk about voting. i went to vote yesterday. the line, they said, would have been two and a half hours if i had gotten at the end, so i decided i'm going to go home and come back with a chair and try again on friday or saturday because i'm definitely going to vote. most people see long lines and get excited because they think, yes, people are enthusiastic. you look at the long lines and say it's a form of voter suppression. what does that mean? what do you mean by that? >> to me, there's a lot of research that says nobody should be standing in line to vote more than 30 minutes. in a functioning democracy, voting should not be a huge
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challenge. but unfortunately, in a lot of communities, in a lot of neighborhoods, it is. there are long lines. that's another reason why we wanted to make this special tonight, because it may not always be easy and simple, but it's so important, and it can be fun. people are sending pizza to the polls. you can meet people in the polls. it's safe to go if you wear a mask. and you keep your social distancing. we just wanted to create some relief around voting because, listen, there are a lot of things you may want to change about how easy or difficult it is to vote, but the best way to do that is to vote. >> yeah. >> you have to participate. and remember that basically voting means that we're the boss. right? like, when we pay our taxes, we pay our elected officials' salaries. and so they work for us. but when we don't show up and vote, it's like we're asleep at the job. we're not bossing up. voting is our opportunity to, like, express our voice, express our values. say who we are and what we want
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our country to be. and we just really wanted to have a night to remind people about that. >> kerry, you make that case so well. the american people are the boss. our vote does count. we're in charge. i mean, the white house, the most powerful office in the land, we decide who goes into that office. so why do so few people who have the opportunity to vote do so? i think we're just over 50%, compared to our peers in the world, our participation rate in our democracy is very low. why? >> well, again, that's one of the reasons why we really wanted to do this special, because actually, this year, people are voting in record, historic numbers. >> 76 million people already have voted early. already, yeah. >> that's a reason to party. that is a reason to celebrate. and listen, i know we like to come forward and say here are all the big stars, leo dicaprio and jennifer lopez, all of those folks are in the special, but one of the things i'm excited about is the special is filled with just americans. everyday americans. folks who are voting for the first time.
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we have that -- did you guys see that clip of the amazing woman, bee. she's over 100 years old. she went to vote covered in a hazmat suit? she's on the special. i get to interview her along with other first-time voters. we have people out in the field to register voters. we have people who are participating in the democracy, a celebration of them. >> i can't wait to see it, kerry. i want to ask you one olivia pope question before you go, because olivia pope became a verb when people said she's the olivia pope of, fill in the blank of whatever business they were talking about. do you miss her? i know you moved on to other things and you're doing very well, but where does she stand with you? because you really became an iconic figure in tvland? >> you're so sweet to ask. you know, i don't miss her. i have been thinking about her a lot lately, though, because i was laughing with some friends that when i read the first episode of "scandal" and i just fell in love with this character. she's so aspirational and powerful. she's so bad ass, i don't know
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if you can say that in the morning, but she is. i knew she was flawed. that she was sleeping with a married man, but i still thought, i want to be this woman on television. and the episode that broke me, that made me cry about her, was when she stole the election. >> oh, yes. >> that was the moment where i was like, oh, no. i thought, what an interesting thing to learn about myself, and it points me toward my values, that it was so important to me that she be, you know, in defense of a free and fair, just election, which i think there's something that really lines up for that with me. so, you know, when i think about the special tonight, it's not only that every vote counts but also that we have to count every vote. >> you're absolutely right. >> and people are not feeling like maybe we can have full confidence in our systems, we can have full confidence in each other. >> all right, kerry. we're going to have to leave it there. and no stealing elections here. thank you very much. thank you for taking the time and getting up early. we really, really appreciate that. >> thank you. >> you can watch every vote counts, a celebration of
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unites us as americans is far greater than what divides us. this morning, we take you to the top of california's sierra nevada to meet a snowboarder with a simple but radical idea. bring people together over their love of the outdoors. and maybe save the planet at the same time. jonathan vigliotti introduces us to the world famous athlete who has become a global activist. >> the key to hiking with kids is lots of food. >> pro snowboarder jeremy jones is getting his family ready for an epic hike in the mountains of california. >> you're not allowed to complain about being cold when we're at 11,000 feet. >> for jones, high elevations and low temperatures are nothing to complain about. he's spent the past three decades chasing the best powder on the planet. along the way, winning the big mountain rider of the year title
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11 times. but over those years, he also noticed something disturbing. >> i was seeing changes to the mountains, and they coincided with what the world scientific community was saying, is the planet is warming and we need to do something about it. i had no idea that the front lines would be here in washington, d.c. >> he started a nonprofit called protect our winters to unite the outdoor sporting community and put bipartisan pressure on lawmakers to find climate solutions. a coalition he calls the outdoor state. >> there's actually 50 million people that really identify around the outdoors. that's this bonding thing that we come together on. it's a number that if we come together is a massive voting bloc. >> we're headed up glacier canyon. >> that bloc includes scientists like dr. tom painter, a climatologist who is tracking the decline of the last few glaciers here in the yosemite region of california. >> 1975, where do you think this
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glacier would have ended? >> in '75, it stilled looked like a glacier. it doesn't anymore. >> we're here with your childre and family. why is it important for you to bring them on this journey? >> the science is telling me that my kids kids could be the last generation of skiers and snowboarders in lake tahoe. how do you tell that to a kid? >> a recent "new york times" poll showed that climate is the most divisive issue in our country. >> jones is also focusing on how you tell that to voters. especially conservative ones. some of whom are still denying the established science behind climate change. and that inspired the new documentary "purple mountains" where he traveled to the swing state of nevada to found common ground between red and blue. >> climate talk, it's lumped in with a bunch of other policies are mostly on the liberal agenda. >> this guy danny, i met him because his truck had a friends of coal sticker on it, and right underneath it was a keep tahoe
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blue sticker. i was like, you know how to keep tahoe blue is to cut down on burning coal. >> not surprisingly, he finds that common ground way up on a mountain. >> you wouldn't think that hard rock mountaineer from northeast nevada, pro snowboarder from california would meet up, but it's the type of communication and interaction that i think we need. >> it turns out we are a lot closer on many of these issues. >> yeah. >> you can actually snowboard off the top. >> back at the top of our hike -- so this is the shot back in 1883 from this same spot. >> it's time for a sobering reality check. >> the dana glacier has lost about 85% of the total mass. in the coming two decades, this will be gone. >> california gets 60% of its water from snow melt. two decades from now, their perfect aquifer is shut off.
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>> that's right. >> despite such dire predictions, jones is hopeful that politicians who disagree on just about everything else can reach across the aisle and tackle the one issue that impacts the entire planet. >> we know which way the summit is. we don't have all the answers, but we absolutely need to start walking towards that summit. >> for "cbs this morning," jonathan vigliotti in the high sierra of california. >> boy. >> thank you, mr. jones. and the message that he's sending. >> one thing you see here is it's not just an environmental issue. it's an economic issue. it's a survival issue. >> that is true, and mr. jones is a great song by the counting crows. we'll be right back. stay with us. >> yes, it is. >> it is a good song, actually. prop 19 helps california's most vulnerable.
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five days and counting. plenty of time to vote. anthony, you already did. >> last night. >> i tried yesterday. it was two and a hofl hours.
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