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have a great wednesday. good morning to you viewers in the west and welcome to cbs "this morning." it's wednesday, january 6, 2021. i'm gayle king with anthony mason and tony dokoupil. breaking news, an historic election in georgia. democrats capture one of the two runoff seats that will decide who controls the senate. we'll talk with senator-elect raphael warnock. president trump pressures vice president mike pence to defy the constitution and refuse to confirm joe biden's electoral victory. the latest on the gop efforts and the protests expected today on capitol hill. the covid outbreak overwhelms health care workers and california hospitals are running out of oxygen supplies. we'll go inside one hospital where doctors say many young people are dying. and outrage in kenosha.
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jacob blake's family calls for justice after the police officer who shot him seven times is not charged. but first, here's today's "eye opener: your world in 90 seconds." >> the improbable journey that led me to this place in this historic moment in america could only happen here. >> history is being made in georgia. >> cbs news has projected democrat raphael warnock a winner against kelly loeffler. the other race is still too close to call. >> we will fight hard right through the finish, and we will respect the will of the people. >> before congress certifies the electoral college results, protesters are gathering in washington to show their support for president donald trump. >> it's a mass spreader event. there you go! >> prosecutors announcing no one will be charged in the police shooting that left jacob blake paralyzed. >> this is bigger and greater than little jake. it really is!
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>> everybody keeps getting covid. it's getting worse and worse. >> one of every five people tested in los angeles county is positive. >> we're waiting two, three, four hours minimum. >> hip-hop legend dr. dre is in a los angeles hospital after reportedly suffering a brain aneurysm. >> all that -- >> a 15-month-old girl already has a huge following on social media thanks to her skateboarding skills. >> -- and all that matters. >> alabama senior wide receiver devonte smith was named the heisman trophy winner. >> to all the young kids out there that's not the biggest, not the strongest, just keep pushing. >> on cbs "this morning." >> the state of georgia went to the polls to vote in two runoff elections to ultimately decide which party controls the senate. if republicans win either race they will control the senate. if republicans lose the race, they'll still say we won and we'll all be pretty much back where we started. >> and i -- do we have this? is this in? i'm being told "the late show"
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is now ready to project that we tape the show at 6:00, and i have no idea who won. >> announcer: this morning's "eye-opener" is presented by progressive, making it easy to bundle insurance. thank you for that, stephen colbert. we actually do some have idea who won. we can help you! >> what a night. >> it's still stunning, stunning news. welcome to "cbs this morning." that's where we begin. bring out your favorite georgia song because that's what we're georgia the first black senator in the democratic party has won. >> in the other contest, democrat jon ossoff claimed victory in his race against republican senator david perdue. cbs news estimates the race is still too close to call. this is where the senate stands right now. by the way, on the ossoff race, leading by about 17,000 votes, although with many more still to be counted. democrats need to win both races to contain control.
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our senior correspondent mark strassmann is decatur, georgia, just outside of atlanta. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. election officials say roughly 65,000 uncounted ballots left in the state of georgia. most of them from metro atlanta, counties that lean democrat. likely the ballots to pad the leads of the two democratic candidates. and the secretary of state here says we all should know more by noon today. >> we proved that with hope, hard work and the people by our side, anything is possible. >> reporter: democratic candidate reverend raphael warnock said he's headed to the senate to work for all georgians, but incumbent kelly loeffler still see as path to victory and promised to keep fighting. >> we have some work to do here. this is a game of inches. we're going to win this election and we're going to save this country. that's right. that's right.
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>> reporter: the race between incumbent republican david perdue and democrat jon ossoff is even tighter. 4.6 million georgians cast %-pb that will determine control of the senate. the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact mattered most to voters. a cbs news exit poll found more than half of voters said they experienced financial hardship due to the pandemic. more than $340 million were poured into the races over two months. despite president trump's baseless claims of election fraud in georgia in the presidential election. >> there's no way we lost georgia. there's no way. [ cheers and applause ] a rigged -- that was a rigged election. >> reporter: cbs news found seven in ten georgia voters felt confident the votes cast in this election will be counted fairly. georgia's secretary of state, brad raffensperger. >> we're a very competitive state, and we obviously have big turnout, and both parties have fought hard to get their vote out. we'll have to wait and see how this all shakes out.
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>> reporter: this state-wide count is going so much faster than the one georgia had back in november. elections officials say the reason is because the runoff was so much shorter. gayle? >> yeah. mark, boy, quite a night in georgia and the story continues. thank you, sir. we spoke to senator-elect warnock earlier this morning after his victory message to supporters over night. in that speech he remembered his mother's journey and said his successful senate campaign brought him full circle. >> my mother, who as a teenager growing up in waycross, georgia, used to pick somebody else's cotton. but the other day, because this is america, the 82-year-old hands that used to pick somebody else's cotton went to the polls and picked her youngest son to be a united states senator. >> boy, the reverend raphael warnock, senior pastor of atlanta's ebenezer baptist
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church, the his totoric parish e led by the reverend martin luther king jr. good morning, and congratulations to you, reverend, senator-elect warnock. listen, you delivered that speech about 2:30 this morning but something tells me you are not tired today. you know why? you were part of a political your victory last night cracked democratic senator from the state of georgia. please, tell me what this moment means to you. >> good morning, gayle. it's wonderful to be here with you, and i'm just so very rateful to the people georgia. they sent a strong and clear message last night when they sent a person who grew up in public housing, one of 12 children in my family, i'm the first college graduate, that i am serving in the united states senate in a few days, pushes against a grain of so many expectations, but this is america, and i want
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some young person who's watching this to know that anything is possible. >> how did this happen? because many people thought this was not possible. it was a very nasty at times campaign, very rough and tumble. was it stacey abrams, was it the black turnout? some people are saying thank you, this morning, president trump for being president trump? i'm not dismissing anything or downplaying anything that you brought to the table, but how did this happen? >> good old-fashioned hard work. we've been working at this for a long time. when i say that, i mean really working to help the people of georgia to get their voice in the electoral process. >> congress is so divided right now. you know, they say racially, economically, some people even say ethically. how are you going to be able to reach across party lines as a pastor, and why do you want to get involved right now at this time? >> we must. we really cannot afford to be divided. the problems that face us as a country are large.
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they are not insurmountable, but they are insurmountable if we don't come together, push past the forces of division and distraction that are going on right now. >> your opponent, kelly loeffler, has not conceded. have you heard from her? >> no, i haven't heard from her but i'm hearing from the people of georgia. and people are feeling a sense of hope this morning. >> will you still preach on sundays? will you still preach on sundays? >> oh, absolutely. listen, the last thing i want to do is spend all of my time only talking to politicians. i'm afraid that i might accidentally become one, and i intend to be a public servant, so i'm going to stay connected to my church and larger community. >> you know, the last time you were here, reverend, you were performing the eulogy, you were leading the ceremony for john lewis at his funeral services. you were pastor of his church. i'm wondering, because i've been
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thinking about him a lot these last couple of days, because he used to say your vote is the most important weapon -- nonviolent weapon that you have and to use it. what do you think he would say about your election today? >> i've been thinking a lot about john lewis. i had the honor, as you said, to serve as his pastor. i actually met him years ago when i was a student at morehouse college. and i hope not so much to stand in his shoes, because, you know, i don't think that's something that anyone can do. stand in someone's shoes. people ask me about that all the time as pastor of ebenezer with dr. king. but i hope to act to that tradition. here he was a person who managed to bring people together across racial lines, across partisan lines. his was a kind of moral authority that was immersed in the struggle of a people who never lost hope and always kept the faith.
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>> uh-huh. >> we need that in this dark moment in america, and somehow i feel him and other ancestors ushering us along. >> something tells me he's really watching you today. thank you very much for your time, and congratulations again. >> great to be with you. meanwhile the final act of the presidential race unfolds today on capitol hill. congress will open and count the electoral college votes as required by the constitution to officially ratify joe biden as our next president. vice president mike pence will preside. though president trump is pushing him to change the outcome, he has no constitutional authority to do so. nancy cordes is on capitol hill for us on this unusual day, what it's shaping up to be, anyway. very unusual. nancy, good morning to you. >> reporter: very unusual, tony. you know, in recent years this is a process that has lasted maybe 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 35 minutes at the most. challenging the elech college votes citing election fraud for
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which there is no evidence and the pressure on other republicans even the vice president, to join this cause is getting very intense. >> all: traitor! traitor! >> reporter: utah republican mitt romney heading back to washington was confronted by pro-trump supporters yesterday. >> you're a joke. absolute joke. disgusting shame. >> reporter: north dakota's kevin cramer also got an earful because he, too, will not challenge the electoral results today. >> all you do is count. is that all you do? >> the easiest vote in the world for me would be to object. no down side, except to my conscience and my oath to the constitution. >> reporter: the joint session of congress to count electoral votes is normally a formality. >> the state of arizona. >> the state of colorado. >> the state of iowa. >> reporter: lawmakers read the results from each state. >> donald j. trump of the state of new york received 11 votes for president. >> reporter: vice president announces the final tally.
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>> barack obama of the state of illinois has received for president of the united states 365 votes. [ applause ] >> the chair declares the joint session dissolved. >> reporter: but today, at least 13 senate republicans and roughly 100 house republicans plan to contest the results from three to six battleground states, citing unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud. they won't have the votes to overturn the results. so president trump is now urging his vice president, mike pence, to take matters into his own hands today, tweeting falsely that the vice president has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors. mr. trump is denying reports that pence told him he doesn't believe he can do that, saying the vice president and i are in total agreement, but even one of the senators leading the challenge today acknowledges the vice president does not have the power to
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decide the election on his own. >> i don't think the vice president actually counts under the law. i mean, he's sort of just there. >> reporter: despite the president's insistence, a senior administration official tells cbs news that the vice president does not believe that he has the power to overturn or throw out electoral votes. to put a point on that, former president george w. bush announced last night that he is looking forward to attending the inauguration of president-elect joe biden on january 20th. anthony? >> great to see him in washington again, nancy. thank you. this morning, president trump plans to speak to thousands of his supporters who are in washington to protest the election results. there are increasing warnings about some of those supporters potentially spreading violence in the capital.
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jeff beg rnaud is out the white house. what's going on now? >> reporter: i am surrounded. maybe you can see the white house behind me all the way over there. president trump called supporters to washington. looks like they've shown up in large numbers. people coming to this area since early this morning. you see they've packed this area. we are expecting about tens of thousands of people. it look it's like they might hit that number today, and as you mentioned, there is concern about security there, but if you look here, look around, you don't see police officers. they're really on the perimeter of this event. the hope is that there will not be any violence today. as long as they can separate counterprotesters from protesters, perhaps that will be the case. tony? >> all right. hope that separation continues. thank you very much. turning now to the covid crisis. the u.s. has suffered its
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deadliest day of the pandemic so far. nationwide, 3,775 lives were confirmed lost yesterday alone. more than 131,000 people are currently hospitalized with the virus in this country nap is also a record. our lead 0 national correspondent david begnaud is in los angeles for us. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, tony. and good morning, everyone. look, i know politics is the story of the day, but coronavirus has not slowed down. every 15 minutes here in los angeles county someone is dieing with coronavirus. >> dr. christenson. >> reporter: we were allowed to enter this icu unit. martin luther king jr. community
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hospital here in south l.a. where almost every patient is on a ventilator. that's according to critical care physician roger christenson. >> just tonight i have pronounced four patients deceased, only one of whom was older than the age of 65. >> reporter: at a normal nonpandemic time, you would pronounce one to two people a month? >> that's about right. >> reporter: and you did four overnight? >> correct. these are younger, healthier patients who are dying. they may not be the picture of health, but certainly somebody who's walking around at 55 with diabetes is not expected to die from a viral pneumonia. [ siren ] >> reporter: the crisis inside california's hospitals is spilling out onto the curb where ambulances and emts are being forced to hold their patients as hospitals look around for open beds. >> it used to be a seven to ten-minute drive to a hospital. now we're waiting, two, three, four hours minimum. >> reporter: emts in l.a. county have been directed to conserve oxygen. told to only use it on patients who have blood oxygen levels that are below 90%. as resources are running critically low. this comes as more than 20% of the coronavirus tests in l.a. county are coming back positive. [ chanting ]
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there are still residents determined to ignore public health guidelines, from maskless protests in malls and grocery stores. to underground parties over new year's. and it's demoralizing to the nurses, like dannelle wildy. >> sometimes it feels like all this work we're doing is for nothing because everybody keeps getting covid and it's getting worse and worse and worse. people are calling us liars. they don't think covid is real, but it's a real thing. >> reporter: unbelievable nurses are having to go through that. i want to tell you about chuck stacy. chuck's in a hospital in florida this morning. he didn't believe the virus was real. didn't wear a mask. from his hospital bed chuck recorded this video. >> just wear a mask. do it for your children, for your loved ones.
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do it for yourself. >> reporter: i'm happy to tell you chuck is doing better this morning. i have a feeling if chuck could talk to you he would probably say, "don't be a chuck." >> we're all saying don't be a chuck. it's a shame
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ahead, cbs news has exclusively obtained a recording of a threat against the u.s. capitol that may have been timed for today's electoral count in congress. plus, the response after prosecutors announce no charges against the officer who shot and paralyzed jacob blake. we'll be right back. to help young homeowners who are turning into their parents. now, remember, they're not programs. they're tv shows. you woke up early. no one cares. yes. so, i was using something called homequote explorer from progressive to easily compare home insurance rates. was i hashtagging? progressive can't help you from becoming your parents, but we can help you compare rates on home insurance with homequote explorer.
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. good morning. it is 7:26. today all residents at laguna honda in san francisco will receive their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine. it's the largest nursing home in the state with more than 700 residents. today health care workers at ucfs will get their second doses of the pfizer vaccine. as of this morning about 1100 doses a day are being given to health care workers at the hospital. kaiser san jose has confirmed that at least 60 people have now tested positive for coronavirus due to an outbreak in the hospital's er. the incident stems from an air
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." there were peaceful protests overnight in kenosha, wisconsin, after no criminal charges were filed against the police officer who shot jacob blake. officer rusten sheskey is his name. he shot blake during a domestic dispute call back in august. the 29-year-old man was left paralyzed from the waist down. the latest protests follow a wave of demonstrations after the shooting when some of them turned violent. mol mo mola lenghi is in kenosha. how is the family reacting to the decision? >> reporter: folks here in kenosha braced for more potential unrest in the prosecutor's decision not to charge those officers. as you can see business owners boarding up their shops,
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protecting their shops. so far things have remained relatively quiet here in kenosha, although blake's family, they say they're going to continue to fight until they get justice for jacob. we're going to warn you some of the images you're about to see could be graphic. >> they allow a police officer to rain down terror on our communities. it's injust. >> reporter: jacob blake's uncle spoke moments after d.a. michael graveley said he would not criminally charge officer rusten sheskey for shooting blake seven times. >> as americans and as citizens of kenosha and the world as a whole must get this right, not just for little jake, but for all the little jakes this will impact. >> reporter: graveley said none of the officers at the scene would be charged, as he could not disprove officer sheskey's claim of self-defense when he and the other officers responded to a domestic dispute last august. the d.a. said the officers knew of a warrant for blake for previous violence and described
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the struggle during his attempted arrest, which included tasing blake multiple times with no effect. >> multiple officers tried to grab his arms and secure him so he could be cuffed. he admits at one point officers were trying to handcuff me, but i was able to get up. >> reporter: prosecutors say blake tried to enter a vehicle holding a knife. cell phone video captured sheskey shooting blake in the back. blake's three young children were in the back seat. >> it is absolutely incontrovertible that jacob blake was armed with a knife during this encounter. jacob blake in all of the times that he spoke to dci admits he possessed a knife. >> reporter: we spoke with blake's father about his son having a weapon. >> he was moving away from the officer. he wasn't a threat to that officer. >> as illustrated by his back being pointed towards the officer, is that what you're saying? >> as illustrated by where the bullets entered. >> reporter: investigators say they found a knife on the floor of the car. >> how is jacob doing?
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>> he's dealing with his situation appropriately. he's where he should be after being shot seven times. >> reporter: then 17-year-old kyle rittenhouse is called with shooting three people during the early days of protests with an assault rifle, killing two. on tuesday the 18-year-old rittenhouse entered a not guilty plea to all charges in a virtual court hearing, claiming self-defense. he remains free on a $2 million bond. >> issues of bail remain in full force and effect. do you understand that, mr. rittenhouse? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: well, the governor has called in the national guard to help manage any potential unrest. the department of justice says their civil rights investigation into jacob blake's shooting is ongoing. meanwhile, the officers involved in blake's shooting remain on administrative leave. gayle. >> all right, mola, thank you very much. that's another bitter pill for the blake family to swallow.
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listen, i know whenever police are called to a domestic disturbance, it's always thought to be a volatile, dicey situation, we understand that. but it's hard to understand how somebody can be shot in the back that many times. family says the knife was in the car on the floor, the police officers say another story. still, he had a knife, they had guns and he's shot in the back. >> the shooting in the back is the difficult part. >> and the number of bullets. >> i never understand the number of bullets. federal authorities are investigating a threat against the u.s. capitol. it was broadcast over radio frequencies used by pilots. it may have been designed to suggest attacking the building today as congress counts the electoral college votes. the message obtained exclusively by cbs news said the attack would avenge iranian general qassem soleimani. catherine herridge has our report. >> we are flying a plane into the capitol wednesday.
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>> reporter: that threat against the capitol was heard by multiple air traffic controllers in new york monday. those sources tell cbs news the government does not believe it's credible. it came one day after crowds gathered in iran to mark the anniversary of general qassem soleimani's death. >> the u.s. military executed a flawless precision strike that killed soleimani and terminated his evil reign of terror forever. >> reporter: last year's strike launched days of mourning, anti-american protests, and iranian counter strikes that targeted two u.s. military bases in iraq, inflicting damage but no deaths. soleimani was a revered figure in iran and among its allies. that nation's parliament designated the u.s. military and pentagon as terrorist organizations following his death. in reference to the anniversary, secretary of state mike pompeo said tuesday the u.s. is on guard and always ready to deter iranian attacks.
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as for the digitized voice recording, sources tell cbs news the pentagon and other agencies have been briefed. the faa says it's working with law enforcement and the fbi is not commenting. for "cbs this morning," i'm catherine herridge in washington. still to come, america's vaccine rollout has been dangerously slow in most places. why this happened and how states are now trying to fix it. and a reminder, you can always get the morning's news by subscribing to the "cbs this morning" podcast. you'll get the day's top stories in less than 20 minutes. we'll be right back. when you want to power up, go pro at subway® for double the protein on footlong subs and the new protein bowls. and if you want to go pro like marshawn, don't let anything get in your way. here we go! yeah, appreciate you, man! whatsup, alice! hey, marshawn! good call! go pro and get double the protein for just $2 more on your favorite sub
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america's rollout of the coronavirus vaccine is way behind schedule. some who have qualified for the vaccine have been left waiting hours for their first shot and yet millions more doses have yet to be distributed at all. manuel bojorquez is at jackson memorial hospital in miami-dade county, florida. manny, good morning to you. why is this happening? >> reporter: well, good morning. part of the problem is many states and counties are just now setting up the systems they need to roll out the vaccine. here at jackson memorial in miami, the hospital launched its online registration portal for people 65 and over yesterday. within two hours, all 12,000 slots have been filled, and that high demand is playing out all over the country. hundreds of senior citizens across florida have camped out overnight all week, desperate to get a covid-19 vaccine. >> i didn't enjoy sleeping in the car to get the shot, but it
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was well worth it. >> reporter: florida has only administered about 23% of its more than 1 million doses. some seniors have gotten so desperate, they reached out to a reporter for the "tallahassee democrat" for help signing up. she took to facebook asking for patience writing i have 75 messages to return and my voice mailbox is full, but i will do my best to get back to you. >> covid is a war, and then they sent out the supplies to every small town and said now figure out how you're going to fight the war. >> reporter: barry witt said he called the reservation hotline 95 times to try to make an appointment. he got through once, only to be disconnected. >> it started asking some questions, but it was a robo call. >> reporter: after its registration phone line jammed, one county turned to event bright, a website best known for selling concert tickets. >> i don't think that anyone was prepared for the phone lines to
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just seize up like they did. >> reporter: but even that plan is causing trouble. at least two counties warn seniors about fake eventbrite accounts charging people to register. in arizona the national guard is training retired medical professionals and current medical students to give the vaccine in order to speed up the effort. and in new york, governor andrew cuomo says thousands of sites, including new york city's largest convention center, will eventually be used to distribute the vaccine. >> again, we need the supply to do that, but we are already setting those up. >> reporter: despite the slow vaccine rollout, the nation's top infectious disease experts struck a positive tone on tuesday. dr. anthony fauci said he believes things are starting to pick up and that the u.s. could get to the point where it is vaccinating at least a million people per day. gayle. >> that would be good news, manny. they got to figure this out. thank you very much. coming up next, vladimir
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vraylar helps smooth the ups and downs. time now for what to watch. vlad, georgia is on my mind, but you've got three opportunities now to change that. what do you have for us? >> rolling down the river. tina turner and ike. good morning. here are a few stories you'll be talking about today. pennsylvania's opening state senate session took an explosive turn after republicans refused to swear in a democratic member who narrowly won re-election in november. watch this. >> the gentleman in question has been certified, gone to court, won those claims and so i'm not sure why we're debating those at all. >> there's nothing about this day that is appropriate. nothing. this is about pennsylvania, not democrats or republicans. it's not about winning, it's about protecting our democracy. >> let me break down what happened. senator anthony williams lost his cool after a motion was called to not seat his fellow democratic colleague, jim
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brewster. state senate election officials confirmed brewster won a new term by 69 votes over his republican rival, nicole ziccarelli. republicans who hold a senate majority refused to swear him in pointing to s.e.ziccarelli's lat which is still pending. brewster said this doesn't look good for our government, doesn't look good for pennsylvania. we're americans. >> with the mask on i couldn't tell who was hollering. >> but the important thing is that brewster's win was confirmed by the pennsylvania department of state, so while his opponent is challenging it, he should still be seated. >> that's right. that's exactly right. we'll see how it plays out in the next couple of days. meanwhile, this sort of -- when i saw this headline, i freaked out a little. dr. dre, though, says he is doing great after he was rushed to a hospital following signs of suffering a possible brain aneurysm. the 55-year-old got sick on monday and was placed in intensive care at cedars-sinai medical center in los angeles. people close to him say dr. dre
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is stable and lucid. the hip-hop icon took to instagram last night, thanking the great medical professionals caring for him. dr. dre added he'll be out of the hospital and back home soon. our dr. david agus says dr. dre should make a full recovery, but he's not out of the woods yet. this affects at least 6.5 million people in the united states that have an unruptured brain aneurysm. >> i was so distressed when i saw that but i'm glad he's feeling okay. >> and the fact that he's even communicating on instagram says you're doing okay. you hear brain aneurysm and you think, uh-oh, this ain't good. >> nothing but a g thing. >> i listened to so much dr. dre mowing the lawn in the early '90s. that's all i can think about. >> that's an image i want to see. >> got the walkman going, the lawn mower, the long hair. >> nothing but a g thing, i like that. >> that's right.
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wait until you see who can give pro skateboarders a run for their money some day. this is 1-year-old, she's 1, holly gray. holly gray is her name in action. this adorable little girl from australia has some epic skills for any age. she learned how to master the board with the help of her dad when she was just 10 months old. i feel so inadequate. >> well, look, you feel inadequate? i feel silly. i've been sending grandma a video of teddy on a scooter with three wheels. >> she's racked up 7 million views on tiktok, growing fan base of 600,000 followers. >> apparently she was standing on the board at home and he just gave her a push down the hall. >> and she's into it. >> and i love the fact that he's always right behind her. >> universal pasture of protective dad there. >> you know that posture. >> that little crab walk. whoa, whoa, whoa. >> you can tell she's fearless and it doesn't bother her at
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all. i love that. and if she does fall, she doesn't have far to go. >> and she's got a little helmet. >> what were you going to say, anthony? >> i love her dad right behind her. and he said i was so shocked and amazed at her coordination and balance right at 10 months. extraordinary. all right, vlad, thanks. ahead, the latest from georgia senate elections that could help decide the future of the biden administration. >> announcer: today's "what to watch" is sponsored by toyota. let's go places. you coming? seriously? it is way too comfortable in here. the all-new sienna. toyota. let's go places. and then what happened? where's our family from? was he my age? so nana and pops eloped? ...and then what happened, daddy?
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. good morning. it's 7:56. a vigil will be held today for the two women struck and killed in a san francisco crosswalk on new year's eve. the parolee accused of hitting them pleaded not guilty. prosecutors say that troy mcalister was under the influence when he ran a red light in a stolen car. alameda county is pushing for a year long delay to its federally mandated count of homeless residents. counties required to conduct counts of unhoused residents every two years in january to receive federal homeless assistance funds. san mateo's board president wants to shut down in person
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♪ it is wednesday, january 6, 2021. welcome back to cbs this morning. i'm gayle king, tony decopele and anthony mason. >> warnock to be georgia's first black senator. >> and information for preg than women. looking at the risks and benefits. first, today's eye opener at
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eight. breaking news from georgia where democrats have picked up at least one senate seat in the highly charged election. >> 17 georgia counties are still tallying the final number. >> your opponent kelly loeffler has not conceded. have you heard from her? >> no, i have not heard from her but i am hearing from the people of georgia and feeling a sense of hope this morning. >> it could go longer than 12 hours as a group of republicans challenge the vote. >> i spoke to one man this morning who said it is about the future. >> politics is the priority but covid hasn't slowed down one bit. in los angeles county, someone is dying from covid every 15 minutes. >> in research news, finding a
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central image of the sea nymph. we have found the world's first starbucks. >> people wonder what is that starbucks logo. welcome back. democrats are on the verge of controlling the u.s. senate based on that runoff election in georgia last night. cbs news projects that raphael warnock has defeated incumbent kelly loeffler. >> the race between jon ossoff and david purdue said to be still too close to call. republicans hold 50 seats and democrats hold 49. if a democrat wins kamala harris
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as vice president will break the 50/50 tie. >> good morning. here in the county, they had a technical glitch. workers have to manually scan thousands of dballots. given the current political climate and what is at stake is something we are keeping an eye on. right now, the democrat leads republican purdue by roughly 16,000 votes. ossoff took the lead and padded that lead overnight as votes came in from heavily democrat areas like metro atlanta and where i am now in dekalb county. >> warnack outperforming the
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expected numbers. >> the problems that face us as a country are large. they are not insurmountable. push pass the forces of division and distraction that are going on right now. as he did in his own election, president trump is calling on voter fraud. tweeting and retweeting most of which twitter flagged as disputed. washington correspondent with us now. nobody considers the state of georgia to be a blue state yet here we are on the edge of a sweep of democrats for senate. how does that come to past and what does it mean? >> let's look at the raphael
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warnock race. he outperformed in the african-american vote. as you know, a vote is a voice. there were a lot of voices in the runoff. the reason you can look at georgia and say people were taunted by the president who said what happened didn't happen. they said, you know what, we are going to prove it happened by showing up to vote yet again. when you look at the turnout, it is almost identical, slightly larger than the november result. those voters who had intent to put democrats over the top in november did it get. republicans did not match that level. one other move, remember in november, democrats with biden's agreement did not go out and door knock because of covid-19.
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i wasn't in georgia, they said democrats did do that. door knocked and got in people's face personally about the importance of turning out. >> word this morning that republican leaders are very upset at president trump calling it a trump implosion in georgia. how much do you think the president has to blame for potentially two losses in this state? >> i've spoke to people who said they needed a five-week campaign on block biden. president trump deprived them of that message for the entire five weeks. if they had that, they believe they would have won. the president deprived them with that, he confused them with the race whether georgia's procedures are legal and proper.
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they are. and with the last $2,000 stimulus check idea, it created confusion and chaos. all of that worked to loeffler and purdue's disadvantage. >> you talked about growing division to the republican party as the trump term ends here. if ossoff holds on and both democrats take the control of the senate, what will that do to the division of the republican party? >> intensify them dramatically. that would have cost senate majority mcconnell to tactics they didn't think was necessary. democrats can control the calendar. that will be important for appointees for biden and judges. it will be difficult to pass legislation. you will still need 60 votes. look at collins and joe manchin.
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they were the glue that put together the deal oven the last stimulus. those moderate voices will be the de facto leaders in a narrowly divided senate. you can't get more narrowly divided than 50/50. it means democrats won two runoff races in a place they weren't expected to do. that will be a boost to all democrats. >> do you think mike pence is feeling tremendous pressure. he's being asked to do something legally he can't do, he has no authority to do. the president is pressuring him to change the outcome of this election when he is supposed to certify it today? also president trump has said, if you don't do it, i'm not going to like you. >> it is a brutal lesson for the vice president about what is the actual value of loyalty to donald trump. the law is clear, the
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constitution is clear. the vice president knows that. he is operating today in a largely ceremony capacity. he does not have the powers president trump is alleging he has. president trump is setting him up to fail as part of the republican fight on his behalf that puts the vice president politically in a risky situation. but the constitution is the long game for this country and so is the rule of law. mike pence will follow that. >> reminds me of that beegee's song, how deep is your love? >> to what? the constitution, rule of law or one person? >> constitutionally, pence can't do it. and he knows that. >> what is remarkable is the idea that following the constitution and the rule of law is somehow an act of betrayal.
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i've never seen that before in american politics. i hope i never see it again. >> ahead and first this morning, we talk with the first black woman to coach in professional baseball about her journey and how she
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many pregnant women are questioning whether to get the coronavirus vaccine. right now there's only limited data on how safe it is for them. the cdc says women have a low risk of getting severe illnesses from covid, but that risk is significantly greater for pregnant women. cbs news senior medical correspondent dr. tara narula
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spoke with a pregnant nurse about why she decided to get the vaccine. >> the theoretical risks of the vaccine did not outweigh the known risks of covid. >> reporter: meagan garibay is a registered nurse and invention preventionist at comanche county memorial hospital at lawton, oklahoma. she's eight and a half months pregnant and received her first dose of the pfizer vaccine last month. >> i've got a much higher chance of suffering severe consequences or even death from covid than i do from suffering severe consequences from this vaccine. >> reporter: garibay had a mild reaction from the vaccine and will receive her final dose today. >> did you initially have any hesitation about getting the vaccine while pregnant? >> initially i would say there was some hesitation just because i mean at the very beginning, i kind of felt like everyone else did, that the vaccine may have been a little bit rushed. but once i had the data in my
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hands, that hesitation went away. >> reporter: garibay says the clinical trial research done on nonpregnant women convinced her to get the vaccine, but there is no safety or efficacy data on how pregnant women and nursing mothers will respond to these vaccines because they were excluded from clinical trials. the cdc says pregnant women can choose to get vaccinated, and the american college of obstetricians and gynecologists advises that covid-19 vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant women. but for 31-year-old taiwo odusanya the lack of data concerns her. she's 35 weeks pregnant with her first child and says she wouldn't get the vaccine if it was offered. >> we don't know what long-term effects even look like for pregnant women as a whole so we certainly don't know what long-term effects look like for fetuses. >> reporter: pregnancy already comes with its own anxieties and risks. but now for women like odusanya, the pandemic and new vaccines add another layer of concern. >> but i think the other side of
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that too is weighing the risk of what if you are pregnant and you do get covid. i think if i were in month three i'd be more inclined to take it just because we see so many horrible things happening to, you know, adult people who have covid. >> reporter: the evacuati. >> the vaccine is the best way of preventing covid-19. >> reporter: dr. laura riley says even with the lack of data, the benefits of the vaccines are very likely to outweigh the risk of covid-19. >> the biology of how this vaccine works does not make us think in any way this vaccine is going to be any less safe or any less efficacious in pregnancy than it is in nonpregnant individuals. >> dr. tara narula joins us now. tara, good morning. i can see how this is such a difficult choice for women here. what is the best advice for
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pregnant women and nursing mothers at this point? >> it is a difficult decision. anthony, it's one that really is a personal decision. we talk about shared decision-making, which means that a woman should sit down with our ob-gyn and have a discussion about the risks and benefits. what is her risk of exposure, is she a frontline worker, is she in a job where she's out in the community with high transmission. how far along is she in the pregnancy? what are her underlying medical conditions that might put her at higher risk? then there should be a frank discussion about what the risks of covid to pregnant women in general are and what data or lack of data we have in terms of lack of safety. so it is that back and forth discussion with her provider that's going to help her make that personal choice. >> dr. tara narula, thanks. movie mogul tyler perry went the extra mile to vote in the senate runoff races in georgia. what he did to get to an election that he called too important to miss. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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come out real slow. just another stooge, mr. whatever your name was. >> actually it's james stock, london financial times. >> you can tell the police. >> actually it's james bond. fans are paying tribute to actress tanya roberts who starred in the james bond film. according to her pub list, roberts died monday she landed a role in the final season of the hit tv show "charlie's angels." she played donna's mother on "that '70s show." her publicist said she died monday morning to prematurely
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report her death. stars have shared tributes on social media. >> that was a little awkward. you think when it comes from the publicist that you can safely report that she died and then to say no, she didn't, and a day later, yeah, she did. it was very sad. >> it was clear she was in trouble. >> she was in very bad shape. >> finally remembered by many, though. >> yes. all right. for the first time a black woman will join the ranks of professional baseball coaches. ahead, and this is a first -- >> you like that, tony dokoupil. >> bianca smith tells us how her hiring can inspire other women of color. >> go, bianca. >> first, local news coming at you next.
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. good morning. it's 8:25. today all residents at laguna honda hospital will receive their first dose of the coronavirus. it's the largest skilled nursing home in the state with more than 700 residents. marin county officials hope to start vaccinations by the end of the month. that includes teachers. the goal is to vaccinate 70 to 80% of all child care and school staff. today free coronavirus testing, hot meals and food box distribution will be provided at the community church for christ. testing will be from noon to seven. food service begins at 11.
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if you are taking that 880 ride toward the san mateo bridge things looking okay through oakland area but near heyward we have a few brake lights from an earlier trouble spot. all lines are now open but still a little sluggish. across the bridge no delays. its quiet as you work toward 101. no delays on 101 itself and a like look at the bay bridge. a pretty easy ride if you are going out of the east bay into san francisco. no delays at the toll plaza. it's a chilly start to our day. dry for now but that will be changing. now daytime highs in the mid to upper 50's to low 60's. it's time out the showers as we head through the day on future cast. here we are at 10:00 a.m. with that rain arriving first for the north bay. the north bay you have a better chance of seeing this wet weather. this cold front falls apart as we head through the rest of the day. we are lookin
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's time to bring you some of the stories that we call talk of the table. tony dokoupil is up first. >> i have a very interesting story. a belated remembrance of went to the same church.
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her father introduced them and she did chores for this 93-year-old widower. she didn't have a lot of money, the family was poor. it was suggested that marrying him could help her get off the farm and she would get his pension from the union army. >> wow. >> she never applied for it because of a dispute, according to her, with one of his children and so she went on to live her honorable life. but that is how it happened, gayle, to answer the question. and it is a remarkable connection to something that happened 156 years ago, the civil war. >> i still don't like a 17-year-old marrying a 93. i hate to ask this question, but did they have children? >> they did not have children and she never remarried and never had children. she said he was incredibly kind and nice and charitable and was just trying to give her a leg up in life. her family seems to agree. it was not like that. >> okay, okay, i feel better. continuing our celebration of old ladies, because, listen, i hope to be an old lady one of these days. >> one of these days. >> this woman in minnesota, she's a true survivor. you just heard about viola, she
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is 107 years old. her name is tillie diving. she survived the 1918 flu outbreak and covid-19. she says both of those. the most painful part of this pandemic was staying inside her room. >> i opened the door one day and wanted to go out and see what was going on. the nurse hollered, tillie, get back in your room! >> don't you love her? yes. >> that imitation. >> i do too. diving recently got the covid vaccine shot. you go, miss diving. she said it didn't hurt, she's feeling strong. the great grandmother also beat cancer when she was in her 90s. she says the keys to life are laughter, faith and taking things day by day. when people ask her what's her secret to living as long as she has, she says she has a cocktail every night at 5:00. >> what kind of cocktail, i want to know. >> her son says that her dad used to say, his dad used to say she's a cowboy drinker which
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means she used to drink whiskey and waters. is that a good combination? >> you avoid a hangover if you do that, stay hydrated. >> well, it's working for tillie diving. >> i love that name, tillie diving. it sounds like days of old. i've got a little anecdote about the election. we've been talking about turnout a lot this morning. tyler perry, who lives in atlanta, wanted to vote in georgia's senate runoff but he says he never got his absentee ballot. on monday he tweeted i flew home because i didn't get it and said the election was too important to miss. yesterday perry posted a video after he made it to the polls on election day. >> i just left voting in person. y'all get out and vote. get out and vote, get out and vote, get out and vote. >> perry said that he tweeted before this, is anyone else having this problem, i ordered by absentee ballot december 2nd. i'm told it was mailed on the 4th, i still don't have it. he was answered by stacey abrams
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who said go to the polls and vote yourself in person, and he did. >> and he did. i bet he was on a movie set or something. that shows you how important it is. you go, tyler, it's a great message. we have almost like a fourth talk of the table because this is a very talkable story. from that historic election to history in major league baseball, the first time ever a black woman will take the diamond as a professional baseball coach. 29-year-old bianca smith will join the boston red sox this upcoming season as a minor league coach. it comes just over 60 years after the red sox became the final major league team to integrate. think about that. dana jacobson spoke with smith about her historic hire, an interview you're seeing first on "cbs this morning." dana, good morning to you. tell me everything. >> good morning. there's a lot to tell, tony. bionica smith's love of the game dates back to when she was just a little girl. her mother introduced her to it and some of her earliest memories are watching the world series with her father. despite that passion, she obviously never saw anyone who
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looked like her on the field. now all she has to do is look in the mirror. >> people think, you know, it's just because i'm a woman. well, then i'll just go out and prove them wrong. >> proving people wrong may as well be bianca smith's catch phrase. her path into one of sport's most exclusive clubs was paved with anything but gold. >> i love the idea that we ask representation matters. but there's also the idea that just because you don't see it doesn't mean you can't do it, because somebody has to be the first. phappen. it's never going to >> reporter: smith grew up playing soccer before turning to softball in high school. she was fast and talented. but an injury during her senior year seemingly ended her chances of playing in college at dartmouth. >> i picked cheerleading instead. so i decided to cheer and started working for the dartmouth baseball team. i ran into the softball coach going to visit the baseball coach. she said, hey, do you want to try out for the team? i wasn't going to say no. so i tried out and made it.
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>> wow. it's like fate was directing you there. >> yeah, it was crazy. i never expected that to happen. >> reporter: smith's love of the game developed as she starred on the dartmouth softball team and the club baseball team. she'd go on to earn a dual business law degree in sports law and sports management at case western university, all while working as the team's director of baseball operations. she had dreams of joining a major league baseball front office. baseball internships in the commissioner's office and with two major league clubs were next, but she realized her passion wasn't in the office, it was on the field itself, coaching. >> there are times where i definitely felt like i wanted to give up. it's like that period between the commissioner's office and the reds, i actually worked eight jobs at one time. one of them being a volunteer coach just so i could pay for an apartment. >> why didn't you give up? >> my parents. surprisingly, there are times when they even said why don't you just go ahead and take the
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bar, go practice law for a bit. but they saw how much i wanted to do this. they saw the drive and the passion, how much i loved coaching. and they were willing to do whatever was necessary to help me. >> reporter: that support was all she needed. for the past two years, smith served as an assistant coach and hitting core natuordinator at c university in wisconsin. their moniker, the pioneers. >> they're saying first black female coach in major league baseball. for you what is this about? >> it means more now than it did before. this is not what i was thinking when i accepted the offer. when i accepted, i was just thinking i get to coach. i knew it was going to be a pretty big deal. this actually ended up being -- i didn't realize how big this was to people. but to me this is just an opportunity to hopefully inspire other women, other women of color who are interested in this game, who might even have the idea that they want to coach but
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because they never have seen somebody that looks like them doing it, it never occurred that they could do it too. >> smith told me that her gender has actually been more of a challenge in baseball than her race, but added that she can't differentiate between the two because as soon as someone sees her, they obviously see both. as for women in baseball, she's joining a handful of coaches. the first hired just last year. she told me she looks forward to the day when hirings like theirs don't make headlines, gayle, they are just the norm. >> i love everything about her in this story. thank you, dana. think about that, guys. eight jobs, two degrees, you go, bianca. >> a dual business law degree, that's impressive. i love that her parents when she was in a moment where she wasn't sure what she was going to do said, no, stick with this. >> you know what i'm going to do? i'm going to send her a ring light today because something tells me she's going to be doing a lot of interviews. it was hard not to see her whole
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face. i'm going to send that out today. congrats. how hundreds of prison inmates worked together to keep a high school student on track, you could say. first at 8:38, 8:39 exactly, i
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from the weeknd, i like that. this morning we're sharing a story about the power of redemption and paying it forward. the u.s. has 20% of the prison population. one program is tackling mass incarceration by focusing on empathy and restorative justice. omar villafranca shows us how an unlikely partnership forged behind bars helped a high school student in need and it all began in a prison book club. >> it was incredibly refreshing to have young men come into a space with us and see us as what we are, which is people. >> reporter: for the past seven years, students in salinas, california, have been part of a book club at an unlikely place, soledad prison. former inmate jason brian says the discussion went beyond plot lines and protagonists. >> when i encountered the young men, i was just encouraged to see the good choices that they
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were making at such a young age when i was not. >> reporter: when he was 20 years old, bryant was sentenced to 26 years to life for his involvement in a 1999 robbery that resulted in a shooting death. behind bars, bryant was looking for ways to be of service. then at book club, he heard about ernest gordon's "miracle on the river kwai." in the book prisoners of war created a culture of sacrifice and called it mucking for each other. inspired by the pows, bryant and his co-defendant hatched a plan. >> he leaned over and he said that is exactly what we need to do. we need to muck for a young man. >> reporter: the brothers in blue, as they were called, decided to raise money for other prisoners to create a scholarship fund for a palma student in need. almost 800 inmates, many working jobs like sweeping, clerking, or
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making furniture, raised $32,000 over the course of three years. >> so the base pay for incarcerated people in the state of california is 8 cents an hour. >> an hour? >> an hour. and incarcerated people were so drawn to the idea of going a mile deep in a young man's life that they were giving up their month's pay to contribute. >> they were anywhere from 50 cents to $100 here and there. >> reporter: mia miraddou and jim micheletti founded the program. >> when students go in they're a little afraid. they go in thinking monster and come out thinking a man, a human being. they have done bad things but there's no throwa way people here. >> reporter: when they learned about the plan, they knew who should receive the scholarship.
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cy green's father had a heart transplant, his mother lost their vision and both parents lost their jobs. >> that was a financial burden with all the medical bills and stuff. >> reprter: green was shocked to learn inmates who he had never met had come together to pay for his tuition so he could continue going to private school. >> i was mind blown. and then immediately i was just grateful. >> reporter: green is now 19 and in college. he graduated from palma school last year with bryant by his side. >> is there any level of personal redemption in getting involved in something like this? >> i mean you're talking to someone who committed a crime that cannot be undone. the harm. so i don't know about redemption. i can say this, i know that those of us who have truly transformed our lives are committed to add value in any way that we possibly can. >> reporter: after 20 years behind bars, last march california governor gavin newsom
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granted bryant clemency. he's using his second chance to mentor students like cy green, who know he also has a responsibility to continue paying it forward. >> and having that -- i guess them in the back of my mind all the time. they put all this effort and all this work into me, so i have to honor that and carry that legacy on. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," omar villafranca, dallas. >> wow. >> thank you, omar villafranca, dallas. there's so many layers to that story. >> it just kept getting deeper and deeper. >> it did. i love cy green saying he was mind blown and then grateful. the other instructor who said they have done bad things but they're not bad people and the lessons that have been learned by everybody involved. >> and the prisoners making 8 cents an hour. how much work went into giving him that scholar shshipcholarsh >> and to give the money to a person you don't know. >> what an investment. >> nice.
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he said he had been saving for years to pay off the entire loan and it's a heart warming video. it's been viewed on tiktok nearly 2.5 million times. his father was overcome with emotion, says he's got the best son in the world. he also added throwing the keys back to his son. no, actually, the house is yours. it's already in the will. i thought that was great. >> he paid off literally every penny of his mortgage. >> and it was not a short-term endeavor. it was four years on vine, ten years on youtube and now he's got subscribers on tiktok. >> apparently the dad does tiktok videos too. he has like 200,000 followers of his own. >> yeah. >> but he's 24 years old. to be able to do that for your parents. i think whether your parents -- you want your parents to be proud of you, and as a son, you want to be proud of your parents. there's nothing more rewarding than that when you feel good about it. >> so now parents need to think twice when they're telling their kids, get off the phone, no more social media today, unless,
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unless, you're saving for my mortgage. >> that's a nice way to end this "cbs this morning" broadcast. that wil do it for ♪ [mallet banging] ♪ [drums banging] ♪ [inhales] [exhales] [mallet banging] [drums banging] [inhales] ♪
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. good morning. it's 8a 55:00. today health care workers at ucsf will get their second dose of the vaccine. about 1100 doses a day are being given. santa clara has used up much of its vaccine supply but it's just a fraction of the goal with about 140,000 health care workers and seniors on the priority list. san jose just voted to rename a stretch of bird avenue, south montgomery and north and south autumn street after president obama. the boulevard will run between 280 and west saint john. it is not clear when the name
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change will take effect. we are tracking an accident southbound 101 at university. most of the activity is off to the right side of the roadway. if you are going out the door you will see just a pocket of slowing. northbound 101 out of the south bay checking in with no delays. the south bay we have a clear ride. all checking in problem free as well as the san mateo bridge. all right. a chilly start to the day. we are going to see that weak cold front push through. looking at temperatures mid to upper 50's to low 60's. there we go on future cast. you can see by 10:00 a.m. the rain pushing across the north bay. here we go as we look to 1:00 p.m. this weather system really fizzles apart. not expecting a lot of rain even for the south bay, hardly
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