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her message tonight, to those who treated her and those now battling for their lives? >> don't lose hope. just fight. fight. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: here at l.a.x., up to three nonstop flights still arrive every day from the u.k. it's still unclear how effective the vaccines are to the new strain. and, tonight, we're learning about the first severe allergic reaction to the moderna vaccine, it's a doctor in boston. major? >> garrett: lilia luciano, thank you. utility crews spent christmas day scrambliling to reststore pr to more ththan 200,00000 homes d businesseses in the nonortheast. a popowerful chrhristmas eveve m dumped s snow acrossss the midw, caususing numerorous accidenentn icy roads. pittsburgh broke its christmas day snowfall record, with nearly four inches of snow on the ground. farther east, howling winds knocked down trees and power
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lines, and driving rain caused widespread flooding. now to paris, where, for the first time since the notre dame cathedral was heavily damaged in a fire, a christmas choir, wearing hard hats, rang in the holiday. more than 20 months after the fire, the 850-year-old cathedral is slowly being rebuilt, with the help of donations from america. here is cbs's roxana saberi. >> reporter: through this gaping hole in the heart of paris come sounds of christmas-- ♪ ♪ and a symbol of resilience and hope. ♪ ♪ this is the first time the notre-dame choir is singing inside the cathedral since a fire tore through it in april last year. the coronavirus pandemic has slowed reconstruction, but last month, crews finished removing 200 tons of melted metal scaffolding that the flames had welded to the building. >> it was a big success. >> reporter: would you say it was a turning point?
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>> it was a turning point in a way, because we know that the building itself now is not anymore at risk. >> reporter: even before the blaze, michel picaud was raising money to rescue the cathedral, months later, images of the fire's destruction ignited private donations. he says nearly 20,000 americans have pledged around $30 million so far. you have a lot of fans in america. >> a lot of fans. they are very faithful to the project and, evidently, even more than before the fire. >> reporter: they'll help cover the cost of restoring the chapel and stained glass windows. as for the iconic spire, after modern designs like these sparked controversy, the french president promised the replacement will resemble the one that went down in flames. the cathedral is set to reopen, at least partially, in 2024. ♪ ♪ so, for now, fans and the faithful will celebrate notre
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dame's splendor in spirit. roxana saberi, cbs news, london. >> garrett: there is still much more news ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news." a message of hope and music to heal the soul, from opera star andrea bocelli, and his special guest. plus, cbs's steve hartman, helping a secret santa carry on a very special holiday tradition. s hahave strongngly recommemended to dods to trereat acute, , non-low bk mumuscle and j joint painn with topopical nsaidids firs. a a formulatioion they rececommn be foundnd in salonpnpas. a formululation theyey recommenn be f found in sasalonpas. salonpasas. it's s good medic. hisasamitsu. sprintining past evevery leak in ourur softest,, smoooothest fabrbric.
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♪ silent night holy night ♪ all is calm >> garrett: if there were ever a year that needed a little christmas magic, it was this one, and andrea bocelli has given that gift to millions around the world. cbs evening news anchor norah o'donnell spoke with him about music's power to heal. ♪ amazing grace >> o'donnell: the music of andrea bocelli brought us comfort and hope when we needed it most. ♪ ♪ >> o'donnell: at the start of the pandemic, his easter songs, performed in an empty cathedral, filled hearts around the world.
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♪ ♪ >> it was important to give this prayer to everybody. and to try to give hope and optimism. >> o'donnell: his message for the holidays is, there is alalws hope. it i is the theme e of his new m and hihis christmas s concert. ththe concert explores the wondr of christmas through the eyes of his eight-year-old daughter, virginia. what's it like being on stage together? >> for me? >> o'donnell: yes. >> it means a lot. i like it. ♪ but it goes like this... >> o'donnell: father and daughter surprised us with a more spiritual rendition of leonard cohen's "hallelujah." ♪ the baffled king composing hallelujah ♪ >> o'donnell: do you think there's something about the pandemic that unites us all? >> of course, the sufferings. ♪ hallelujah hallelujah ♪
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>> o'donnell: and from bocelli, perhaps the sweetest song of all. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ >> "amazing grace" is the song of a man that found, at a certain moment of his terrible life, he found the faith. and that's beautiful. >> o'donnell: so beautiful. thank you. and merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> thank you. >> garrett: norah o'donnell reporting. "on the road" with cbs's steve hartman is next. he's helping a secret santa deliver holiday cheer to essential workers. whwhen they're sick, t they get t comfortablble anywhere and spreread germs e everywhe.
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i felt bad for kimberly because i lied to kimberly. they told you i was doing a story about essential workers, right? >> correct. >> reporter: we're not doing a story about essential workers. truth be told... >> oh? >> reporter: ...i had to lie to everyone i spoke to for this story, and when they discovered my real intent... >> i'm sorry, i'm at a loss. >> reporter: ...most were speechless. lips aquiver. many in tears. my partner in this joyful deception was an anonymous wealthy businessman known to me only as "secret santa." in a normal year, secret santa personally hands out hundreds of $100 bills to random strangers. >> oh, my god! >> crazy! >> reporter: but this year, the novel coronavirus called for a novel sleigh ride, so he mailed packages to carefully selected essential workers across the nation. >> and inside that is a sealed envelope that says, "do not open
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until instructed to do so by steve hartman at cbs." >> reporter: his targets included ashton dooley, a sanitation worker from sarasota, florida, whose brand-new bride has cancer. >> she let me shave her head that first time. that's when i knew i wanted to marry her. >> reporter: elgin thrower, a security guard from kansas city, with a special needs son and a dream to be a police officer. >> in law enforcement, i can make a difference. >> reporter: and danielle dip, a waitress from pittsburgh, who's way behind on rent. >> it has been a pretty bad year, but somehow, somewhere, something's going to work out. >> reporter: on that note, i'd like to introduce somebody to you. >> okay... ? >> hi, this is secret santa. >> reporter: danielle's bad year was about to get a whole lot better. >> open up that sealed envelope. >> okay. >> reporter: everyone's bad year was about to get a whole lot better. >> oh, my gosh. there's money in there, you guys. >> there's $1,000. >> whoa! >> reporter: this season, secret
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santa gave away about $100,000 total to total strangers. >> oh, my god! >> and that's to help make your christmas just a little bit better. >> oh, my god. i can't believe this. >> reporter: but, of course, the money isn't the real gift here. >> thank you. >> you know, kindness, when freely given with no expectation in return, is, in fact, unconditional love. and that's really what we're giving them. >> reporter: and what does it feel like to receive such a gift? well, sometimes being speechless... >> i'm sorry. >> reporter: ...says it all. >> are you okay? >> reporter: steve hartman, cbs news. >> i'm sorry. >> reporter: "on the road." >> garrett: lips aquiver. mine, too. and we'll be right back. we love the new apartment. the natural light is amazing.
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access.wgbh.org (triumphant music) hi, everyone. (phones ringing) and welcome to the legal help center. today, we have legal professionals standing by to answer your questions and give you a free consultation. so if you've been injured in an accident that was not your fault, and you don't have an attorney, give us a call right now and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. now, this is a service to you, the viewers. there are legal professionals available right now offering you a completely free consultation. so if you've been injured in an accident and you're sitting at home right now thinking of how you're going to pay those medical bills or get your car fixed, we can help. go ahead, take action. pick up that phone right now. we have legal professionals standing by,
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answer your questions and let you know how much your case is potentially worth. i'm gina baelish, along with spokesman rob reese. so, rob, let's tell the folks at home right now, what we're doing here today and really who should be giving us a call. well first, gina, i want to thank you for having us here today. we always love answering the viewers' questions, and this is a great service you're providing. now, as far as who should be calling in today, anyone who has been injured in an accident. it was not your fault. you do not have an attorney. well, now you can do something about it. just give us a call right now. we'll answer all of your questions. we're gonna give you a free consultation, and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. great. thanks, rob. now let's go to a video testimonial from a current client of the legal help center, dr. lauren miller. rob, do you want to go ahead and introduce? absolutely. lauren is an eye doctor. she was in a really bad car accident while driving with her daughter. she saw our commercial. she called in and was immediately connected with one of our legal professionals.
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now we got her all of her medical bills paid. we got her car fixed, and she even got a large settlement for her pain and suffering. thanks, rob. all right, jim, go ahead and play the tape. my daughter and i were driving home. we were at a red light when someone rear-ended us. we were taken by ambulance to the hospital, and both of us were in physical therapy for months. we saw the commercial for legal help center and decided to give them a call. working in the medical field, i know how complicated insurance companies can be. legal help center made it so easy. from my entire family, thank you, legal help center. thank you for sharing, lauren. i'm so happy to hear that we were able to get you the help that you need. that's exactly why we do this. i agree. lauren, i'm glad you healed up nicely from your accident. we wish you the very best. okay, rob, i'm seeing lots of calls coming in. so what kind of calls are you getting today? well, gina, we're getting calls from all kinds of accidents today, from car accidents to slip and falls, truck accidents, work accidents and motorcycle accidents, which are very scary because those are typically quite serious in nature. but the most common by far has been car accidents.
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so i encourage everyone watching at home. if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you don't have an attorney, give us a call right now, and we'll answer all of your questions. we'll give you a free consultation, and we'll let you know what your case is potentially worth. if any of our viewers at home right now have been injured in an accident and you're not at fault, and you don't have an attorney, call right now. we do have legal professionals available to answer your questions and let you know how much your case is potentially worth. you can reach us by calling the number on your screen or you can submit a question via email at help@legalhelpcenter.com, or go ahead and visit legalhelpcenter.com and submit a question there. you never know, we may actually read your question on the air. all right, so now we have a video question submitted from sarah. all right, sarah, what's your question? hi, my name's sarah. and my question is, do you charge any upfront fees? sarah, that's a great question.
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and the answer is no, you do not pay any upfront fees ever. the call is free. the consultation is free, and you don't pay unless we win your case. so i encourage everyone watching at home. if you've been injured in an accident that was not your fault, and you do not have an attorney, you're overwhelmed. you don't know what to do next, give us a call right now. we'll answer all of your questions, and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. stay with us. we'll be right back. (phones ringing) (people chatting) (triumphant music) hi, folks. we're back. and this is the legal help center where we have legal professionals standing by to answer your questions and give you a free consultation. so if you've been injured in an accident that was not your fault, and you don't have an attorney, give us a call right now. we'll answer your questions, and let you know how much your case is potentially worth. you can reach us by calling the number right on your screen, or by email,
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at help@legalhelpcenter.com. you can also visit legalhelpcenter.com and submit a question there. all right, so rob, let me ask you why someone really should call an attorney after they've been injured in an accident, instead of just trying to go ahead and negotiate with the insurance company themselves? that's a great question, gina. if you need surgery, you're not going to do your own surgery on yourself, are you? you want a trained surgeon and quite frankly, you want the best surgeon. well, the same goes for a car accident. there are many pitfalls and countless things that could go wrong and ruin your case. you need someone with experience, who's been through this many times and who knows what you can expect. this way, you end up with the best possible outcome and most amount of money for your settlement. so i encourage all of you viewers at home. if you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you do not have an attorney, give us a call right now, and we'll answer all of your questions. we'll also give you a free consultation and let you know how much your case is potentially worth. great point. you know, after someone has been injured
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in an accident, it's a very scary time. your car is wrecked, you're injured and you're in pain. you may have to miss work, and your medical bills are piling up. all of these things make for a very stressful and overwhelming situation, but that's where we come in. we'll let you know what you can expect. we'll make sure that all of your medical bills are paid, and we'll start putting your life back together. so i encourage viewers at home. if you've been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you don't have an attorney, you don't know what to do next, give us a call right now. we'll answer all of your questions with a free consultation and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. (phones ringing) thanks, rob. so now i really want to ask you about some of the other calls we've been getting today, and it refers to johnson & johnson's baby powder. and this is specifically for people who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, even uterine cancer. can these people be compensated? great question, gina. we've had several calls about this today, and the answer is yes. so if you or someone you know used johnson & johnson's
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baby powder and were later diagnosed with ovarian cancer or uterine cancer, you could be entitled to significant compensation. so i encourage everyone at home to think. chances are, you know someone, even if they passed away, who used johnson & johnson's baby powder and were later diagnosed with ovarian cancer or uterine cancer. they could be entitled to significant compensation. now the consultation is free. so give us a call on the number on your screen. or if you prefer to email us at help@legalhelpcenter.com or you can visit legalhelpcenter.com, and you can submit a question there. everything is completely confidential. and, again, the consultation is free. so i encourage the viewers at home. if you or someone you love used johnson & johnson's baby powder and were later diagnosed with ovarian or uterine cancer, you could be entitled to significant cash compensation. all right, so now let's go to the phones. we have brian on the line. brian, what's your question today? brian: hi, my name is brian, and my question is, is the consultation really free?
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great question, brian, and thank you for calling in today. and the answer is yes, the consultation is completely free. i'll have someone get on the phone with you right away and answer your questions immediately. not only is the consultation free, we don't get paid unless we win your case. so you have nothing to lose. i encourage all viewers at home, if you've been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you do not have an attorney. you're not sure what to do next. give us a call right now and we'll answer all of your questions with a free consultation, and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. (phones ringing) we'll be right back. (phones ringing) (people chattering) (triumphant music) hi, folks, we're back, and if you're just joining us, this is the legal help center. this is where we have legal professionals available to answer your questions
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and let you know what your case is potentially worth. the call is free, and you can reach us by dialing the number on your screen. or you can email us or even submit a question at legalhelpcenter.com. let's go to the phones. we do have a caller on the line now. what's your question? ashley: hi, my name's ashley. and my question is how does the process work? do i need to go into the attorney's office, or can we do everything remotely? well, ashley, that's a great question. you can do everything remotely by phone, email, text message or we can do a zoom or a facetime meeting with you as well. we can also come out to meet you near your home or at a coffee shop nearby. there's absolutely no need to come into the office anymore, unless you want to, of course. so if you're at home and you've been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you do not have an attorney. give us a call right now. we'll answer all of your questions with a free consultation and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. okay, rob, so now i have another scenario for you, and probably a lot of people at home can relate to this.
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they're in an accident, they've been injured, and the other party doesn't have insurance. i mean, is there really anything they can do? oh absolutely. there is, gina. as a matter of fact, the attorneys tell me that if someone is injured in an accident and that person has um, or uninsured motorist coverage, well, then they're covered. and that's something that we look into for all of our clients to make sure that you do not get taken advantage of. so i encourage all of the viewers at home. if you or someone you know have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, even if it was by an uninsured motorist, and you don't have an attorney, give us a call right now. we'll answer your questions with a free consultation, and we'll let you know how much your case is potentially worth. okay, rob, so there are many people probably in the audience right now who have been in accidents, possibly injured, and they've already received an offer from the insurance company, but that offer is so low. they can't pay any bills with that. so is there really anything they can do? well absolutely, gina. as a matter of fact, that's why you want to call in right now. if you were injured in an accident that was not your fault,
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and the insurance company has made some ridiculously low offer, it's probably not enough to get your medical bills paid. it's probably not even enough to get your car fixed. you probably have a job and a family. and the last thing that you want to do right now is to spend your free time negotiating with this insurance company. so i encourage all the viewers at home. take that first step, do something about it and give us a call right now. we'll answer all the questions you might have, and we'll let you know how much money you can get for your accident and how quickly. thanks, rob. now let's go ahead and hear from another past client, michael, about his motorcycle accident. jim, play the clip. i was injured in a motorcycle crash, and my medical bills were piling up. the insurance company wasn't returning my phone calls and i didn't know what to do. luckily, my wife saw a commercial for the legal help center and she called for a free consultation. they helped me with all my medical bills and even got me more than i was expecting

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