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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> pauley: good morning. i'm jane pauley and this is "sunday morning." among the many benefits of life in the computer age is having a world of information at our fingertips. one of the down sides, however, is that all that information needs to be protected. which is where all those passwords come in. you know, the passwords we're always forgetting and resetting.
those passwords. the subject of our "sunday morning" cover story reported by susan spencer. >> a new cbs news poll says one in four of us forgets and has to reset a computer password at least once a month. sound familiar? what is it about passwords that elicits this feeling of, you know, you want to take the computer and throw it out the window? >> we deal with them so frequently. and it's so frequently a frustrating experience. >> honestly, do you remember all your passwords? ahead on "sunday morning." >> pauley: our sundae profile this morning features damien lewis, an actor with many distinctive roles that have one thing in common, as jim axelrod will show us. >> what have i done wrong? >> really? >> from billions to homeland to band of brothers. how does a blue blooded brit
play red blooded americans so well? >> but it's much more than that. >> there is a physicality. i think there is a macismo about an american male. >> creating some of the most memorable american roles on tv. try right here in london. damien lewis, ahead on "sunday morning." >> pauley: that's time of year when potholes turns streets into obstacle courses. but lee cowan found a man who transforms them into a real road show. >> artists don't traditiona tray play in traffic. but we found one whose canvas takes him there anyway. >> i'm always worried about the cops, you know? i'm too old to be arrested. i've got twin boys. >> the street artist literally works in the street. ahead on "sunday morning." >> pauley: after which we'll
follow the bouncing ball and discover the other passion of america's premiere crossword puzzle master. >> will shortz is a rock star of the mussel word. as editor of the "new york times" crossword puzzle which celebrated its 75 anniversary this past wednesday, he is a word fanatic. but his real obsession is something completely different. a puzzle master with a passion for ping-pong coming up on "sunday morning." >> pauley: martha teichner explains why canada is putting out the welcome mat for syrian ref few fees. rita braver chats with celebrated writer gay talese. steve mart man introduces us to a girl scout who is living proof that honesty is the best policy and more. first, the headlines for this sunday morning, the 19th of february, 2017.
president trump is spending the weekend at his palm beach resort. yesterday he marked one month in office with a campaign rally in melbourne, florida. the president said he wanted to be with the people who elected him. this morning, sun for john mccain is warning that suppressing a free press is in his words, how dictators get started. mccain's response came to a question about president trump's tweet on friday calling the news media, quote, the enemy of the american people. vice president mike pence is attending a security summit in germany. yesterday pence called the american commitment to nato unwavering. he also said russia would be held accountable for its actions in ukraine. the man known as the blind sheik has died in a federal prison in north carolina at age 78. omar rahman was serving a life
sentence for plotting terror attacks on the world trade center and other new york landmarks in 1990s. space x will try again this morning a launch a rocket carrying supplies to the international space station. lift off is scheduled for late in this hour. southern california is cleaning up after a pacific storm dumped up to eight inches of rain. the storm led to at least three deaths, flooded roads and a giant sinkhole that swallowed two cars. there's more rain in store for california in today's weather. the folks in the midwest and east will enjoy widespread warm temperatures. spin places up to 0 degrees above normal. tomorrow, presidents' day, stormy in california and the plains. but elsewhere, spring is in the air.
just can't seem to remember. but could they become a thing of the past? susan spencer is hoping the answer is yes. >> "new york times" reporter ian urbina gets paid to ask questions, but there is one question he never really expected anyone to answer. you would just go up to a total stranger and ask them, what's your password? >> i would just ask, do you have any passwords that are special to you? can you tell me the story behind them. >> so you kind of snuck up on them? >> yeah, i guess. >> he snuck up on strangers on airplanes, on parents at the playground for four years wherever he was, he would plead and cajole and usually get their secret password. >> what's funny is, these people were really open and willing, sometimes even eager to tell me their full story and their password. >> one theory, people are so fed up with creating and remembering
the things, that revealing them feels a lot like revenge. >> i call them digital nudists, people just disrobe, i'm so sick of this, here's my password. >> what is it about passwords that elicits this feeling of, you want to take the computer and throw it out the window? >> we deal with them so frequently. and it's so frequently a frustrating experience. >> frustrating, but apparently fascinating to lorrie crane who are is so into passwords she designed a dress sport somebody favorites. >> gemini, tinkerbell. >> a former chief technology officer at the federal trade commission she has written more than 15 scientific papers on passwords. she knows they're a pain. >> we have so many rules about how they have to be complicated and hard to guess. then we're supposed to have a different one for every account we have.
>> clear cleon we can't cope a.cbs news poll found that roughly one in four people has to reset a forgotten computer password at least once a month. >> and we're not supposed to write them down. that's just really difficult for people to deal with. >> and so the password process often goes, reset it and then forget it. even though we always tell ourselves, this one i will remember, because after all this one is so clever. chances are that you won't and it isn't. >> the attackers, you know, first they guess your name. then they guess your name with a one. then they guess your name with exclamation point. because those are the most common things people do. >> to generate unguessable passwords, cranor recommends using a computer program that creates passwords for you. she says most people are clueless about security. >> here is the choice of password with a capital a and
capital o. or password with an at sign. >> just how clueless was clear to me when i took cranor's password test. >> definitely that one, the second one. >> seemed easy. just pick the safest password. >> that's actually wrong. >> what? >> you scored four out of five. >> i just did an interview with you and i only scored four out of seven, no wonder people can't do this. >> it's hard for people. >> what is the most unhackable password? >> random characters. >> one that's long and random. >> for chris collins and julie shore study passwords at the university of ontario, institute of technology in canada. >> because we're writing them every day, people want to have something that means something to them. >> which is exactly what they found when they combed through a database of 2 million stolen passwords, most used real words
love, topping the list. >> lovelove, truelove, love bug. people have no imagination glenn couragingly perhaps the word love appeared 2 times more often than the word hate. other popular choices, baby, hot, girl, dog and a few vulgar suggestions of something you can you can go to to yourself. >> we as humans don't sit well with randomized. >> i don't want to be known as jq4. >> feels like -- duly noted. >> in fact research for his article "the secret life of passwords" convinced ian urbina that they often are keys to an intensely personal story. >> this topic is almost like a portal into a very deep place. >> take the mother urbina met at a playground. >> she told me that her son had
committed suicide. and she had discovered his password written some, where the password was lamda1969. she quickly figured out that lambda and 1969 were both specific things in gay history. and it got her realizing that her son had been gay. >> meaningful passwords are hard to keep track of. >> didn't bill gates say 15 years ago that passwords were going to be obsolete? >> we had driverless cars, why is this so hard? >> it seems to be a very hard problem. in our cbs news poll an optimistic 80% said they expect as words will be replaced. but with what? >> a lot of people will use a fingerprint on their phone. it's not actually that secure. >> your finger sprint actually something you leave everywhere. they're not actually secrets. >> carl martin's fingerprints are all over a very different idea. he founded nymi a technology
start up in toronto with the mission to make passwords obsolete. >> what we've discover asked that the electrocardiogram, so this is the heart rhythms a great way to identify people. the pattern of the rhythm is different for every person. >> really? i don't think most people know that. but they soon will, he says. martin's wristband uses your heart rhythm to identify you to your computer. >> it says, tap your nymi band twice to sign in. say tap. i'm in. >> that's it? >> that's it. >> no passwords. >> no passwords. >> no remembering your second grade teacher's middle name. >> just you and your wristband. >> if the band is stolen it automatically shuts down as i discovered when i nabbed his. >> so you touch it. you're going to be there for awhile. because your ecg does not match my ecg. >> it's susan. >> come on, it won't do it. >> but for now even the man who
vows to make passwords extinct needs one to get into his computer. >> so i do out of necessity. because the world has not moved, you know, beyond passwords. we're still there. we're pushing it. >> what about you? what are your password habits? >> i do tend to have sentimental ones. i won't say more than that otherwise i'll have to give them. >> i or kill me. >> right, exactly. >> i'm going to write down my password you're going to tell me if it's any good. okay? >> this street actually a pretty decent password here. >> when we turn the cameras off i'll tell you where it comes from. ♪ >> pauley: next, a prize in every box. to being extremely yellow would probably gross me out!
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>> pauley: potholes are the bane of many a driver's existence this time of year. except for a chicago man who has turned them into a road show. here's lee cowan. >> the light at the end of our long winter tunnel is ahead. but, so are the calling cards winter leaves behind. the black holes of the asphalt galaxy.
that by spring can swallow a car whole. >> oooh. >> that's going to take an extra bag of concrete it's so deep. >> before the snow and ice made goose bumps out of our roads, we found jim bachor doing a little traffic triage. his neighborhood in chicago is full of these urban craters. so many in fact that jim decided to start fixing them. himself. >> i just want to get my work done and get out. i'm not interesting in having people watch me. >> especially the watchful gaze of the chicago police. >> i'm always worry read bout the cops, you know? i'm too old to be arrested, i've got twin boys. >> it's true his gestures of goodwill aren't city council in this casely legal, but no one's really bothered him, because jim isn't just filling chicago's potholes he's turning them into
works of art. >> it's fun to see it re-owe ledge. >> like this rendering of a rumpled cheeto bag made out of marble and glass. >> this is looking pretty. just that little bit of unexpected joy which is a fun thing for me. >> his street mosaics have been appearing all around the city for years now. dozens of them dotting the roads. former potholes that are now frames for flowers, for popsicles and creamsicles and few that state the obvious, like this pothole that proudly screams, it's not a pothole any more. >> this is probably my most popular piece. >> more people see than if it was in gallery. >> that's a good point. >> a graphic artist, jim's passion for mosaics started on a trip to pompeii, italy, where he realized if art was made of glass and marble to survive an ancient volcano, it could
survive traffic. in fact they hold up remarkably well. much to the surprise and delight of passers by. >> it's great. it looks beautiful. i laugh every time i see it. >> jim spends 8-10 hours crafting each piece. all in his basement studio. carefully chipping away the the colored glass then setting each tiny piece in place. >> some moments of terror, because it can all go to hell in a second. >> it's held together by nothing but cheese cloth. and placing it on top of wet concrete is a process that's not entirely forgiving. as it dries, jim peels the cheese cloth back. it's a painstakingly slow and detailed procedure. especially when you consider the fact that jim's doing it all on his knees in the middle of
traffic. you ever feel a little vulnerable out here? >> yes, yes, i do. >> he just tries not to inhale too much. >> there's a hazard. but the most nerve-racking part may be leaving his work behind to dry overnight. he nervously watched cars zoom around his cones with almost reckless disregard, but somehow, they survive, at least until they're paved back over. >> it used to bum me out at first but it's the price i pay for playing in the street, you know. >> that's why he posts his works on instagram, at least there, there's a little social media permanence. he has thousands of followers who anxiously wait for him to most his newest installation. after all, there are plenty of potholes that could use an are artistic lift, too many to ever get to in a single lifetime. so the next time you curse one for destroying your car's
alignment or blowing a tire, try to look at them the way jim does, not just as bumps in the road, but an opportunity to do something truly inspiring. >> pauley: still to come. >> all these little stories are really big stories if you think big about little people. >> we catch up with author gay talese. >> the rain in spain falls mainly on the plain. >> pauley: and later. >> now can you urn that into new york? >> when the rain in spain falls mainly on the plain. >> "dill i don't know" star damien lewis.
>> pauley: rita braver talks with a write who has gained quite a reputation and quite a following by pushing the envelope. >> frank sinatra has a cold may be the most celebrated american magazine story of the past 050 years. >> picasso without paint, ferrari without fuel. the common cold robs sinatra as of voice. >> the words were written by gay talese. and the story caused a sensation when it was published in
"esquire" in 1966. a deeply revealing profile, even though sinatra would never grant talese an interview. so, he sought out those who called, the little people, the ones who knew the superstar best. how many people do you figure you ended up interviewing? >> about 75 or 80. >> you got details that no one had ever known tarik that there was a woman who specific job it was to carry a case with all his hair pieces. >> yeah. >> no one had ever heard that before. >> i hadn't either. all these little stories are really big stories if you think big about little people. that's what i like to do. >> the stories has just been republished in a new anthology of talese's work called "high notes." he's considered a leader of a movement known as new journalism. that took root in the 1960s and '70s writers who tried to break the boundaries of traditional reporting. >> you tried to bring some of
the techniques and excitement from telling a fiction story. >> true. >> into nonfiction? >> absolutely right. but i also wanted the real name and real facts. >> talese who owns this stylish manhattan townhouse could be saw care 2:00 material -- character in one of his own stories. he's a clothes horse with a wall of closets. >> the closet here has all dark suits. these are evening suits. i would not wear what i'm wearing now in the evening necessarily. >> no surprise, young gaetano talese, his full name, wore clothes hand made by his father, an immigrant italian tailor. but talese says it was his mother's ocean city, new jersey, dress shop that he learned to listen. >> i was tan eavesdropper. i was ten, 11 helping out in the store. >> he started covering sports for a local paper while still in high school.
after college got work first as a copy boy then as a sports writing for the "new york times." drawing praise for his off-beat stories. >> for example, i'd write a profile of the guy who goes to the prize fights and rings the bell between rounds. >> within a few years, he left to write full time for magazin magazines. soon, articles expanded into books. his 1969 best teller "the sing come and the power" turned a piercing eye on his old employer, the "new york times." you pulled back the curtain of what before then had been a very private, closely held world. >> it's true. held. >> did you lose any friends because ever it? >> well, i certainly did have some enemies, but the point was, in knows days, journalism was accustomed to writing about the world, built knotted was the world write about them.
>> in honor thy father, got so close to his subjects that people questioned whether he was making some of it up. but talese keeps details of everyone of his interviews, in a basement office he calls, the bunker. the records of every story collected in boxes covered with collages, he makes himself. there are files covering every period of his life. 1980, best and worst year of my life. is that true? >> yeah. so far. it was the first year i knew what it's like to be rich. and it's the first year i knew what it's like to be so denounced as a writer that my presence was, in many cases, voided and certainly avoided. >> that was because word got out about his unorthodox reporting methods for thy neighbor's wife,
his blockbuster study of the changing sexual mores in america. you managed a massage parlor. >> that's true. >> you took up residence at a kind of nudist collie, swingers resort, is that right? >> not kind of, it is really was. everything you say. >> you acknowledged your own sexual escapades. >> i wrote about it. >> he still remembers that his brand of participatory journalism proceed joked a lot of skeptical questions. >> what right did you have being a married man with two young daughters, how do you justify living this decadent, disgusting, unforgivable life, all under the pretext of being a journalist? what about your poor laboring wife? that laboring wife knew what i was doing. does it make it justified? no. i don't know. but i'm a writer, that's it. >> that was his wife nan talese,
the calm to his storm. they have been married for almost 58 years. she's a literary star in her own right, a respected publisher with her own imprint for konoff. her take on her husband's bad boy behavior. he says if you go to an orgy you can't just watch an orgy. >> no, no. i think he was always there. i used to giggle buzz i used to think he was on the telephone, a wall phone with no clothes on. i had promised that i would never do anything to in tear fear with his writing. a i always knew he loved me. i didn't think anything made any difference. >> why do you think this marriage has endured all these many years? >> i have never found anyone as interesting as he is. i mean, he really is interesting. >> interesting and controversial. his most recent book is "the voyeur's motel" about a motel owner who claimed to spy on his guests. the lead character asseverate
tee has been questioned. but talese says he stands by the book. and just last year, he drew fire at a boston university conference, when he couldn't name any women writers of his generation who had influenced him. talese says he misspoke, and decries today's gotcha journalism. >> i didn't mean a thing that i said. i can't erase the quote. i can't flee the charge. and i'm so angry about it and so defenseless and helpless. >> but don't pity gay talese, at 85 he's still getting magazine assignments, and working on a new book about his marriage. and he still loves his style of reporting. >> you know, for 60 years, i still have not lost my sense of wonder, amazement at how extraordinary the ordinary person is if you know them well. and i try to know them well, and
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>> pauley: it happened this past week, yesterday. the passing of a woman who did nothing less than change the course of american history. norma mccorve yes, died at an assisted living center in katy, texas, of heart disease. while the name might not wrong a bell it was under the sued name jane roe that she became
involved in one. most far-reaching lawsuits of the 120th century, roe v. wade. >> we must link arm in arm to protect and uphold the right to safe and legal abortion. >> mccorvey was 22-year-old unwed mother when she became pregnant again in 1969. abortion was illegal is in tex texas. so she filed suit against the state, represented by dallas county district attorney henry wade. roe v. wade made it all the way to the u.s. supreme court which issued its decision on january 22, 1973. >> landmark ruling the supreme court today legalized abortionz. >> by then norma has already given birth and put her daughter up for adoption. but the law gave millions of women the right to choose. as for mccorvey she later
underwent a religious conversion and would ultimately regret her earlier position. >> i'm on what i call the right side of the movement now because i'm fighting for life instead of death. >> you think roe v. wade will be overturned? >> yes. i hope so. >> pauley: the law has been a flash point ever since and is sure to be front and center next month when confirmation hearings begin for president trump's supreme court nominee, neil gorsuch. norma mccorvey forever immortalized as jane roe was 69 years old. ahead, from puzzles to ping-pong.
>> pauley: wednesday marks a 75th anniversary of the "new york times" crossword puzzle. a puzzle we might point out that's featured all three anchors of "sunday morning," myself included as clues. as for the man who has edited the puzzles since 199, he has the distinction of being a master of word play. and as barry petersen now reveals, master of a very different sort of game. >> will shortz's passion is crossword puzzles and ocean world class. ed iting the daily puzzle in the "new york times." authoring or editing more than 500 crossword puzzle books. solving a crossword is like putting the world in order. you don't get that satisfaction much in every day life. >> his success has him constantly in demand, traveling
the world as the renoun puzzlemaster. that should be enough to fill every hour of every day. but he's got another passion. shortz might describe it as two words, eight letters. >> when i'm walking into a club and i hear the sound of ping-pong balls, that is one of my favorite sounds in the world. >> he started playing as a kid in the family basement and by high school he was getting good with the trophies to prove it. >> 1966, this was my first prize. >> how old were you? >> i was 14. >> but that same year the teenage shortz sold his first crossword puzzle and a career was launched. he would be three decades later in 2001, when shortz rediscovered his love of the game.
playing a few games a week evolved into an every day habit. >> it's all levels, all ages, both men and women. >> then in 2011 he opened his own westchester table tennis center in the new york city suburb of pleasantville, new york, where he lives. one most nights there is a never-ending diversity of ages and talents in one shared love. >> when you're in a match you're looking at your opponent's weaknesses and considering your own and trying to maximize your game against the other person. >> so there's an intellectual challenge to this. i mean, i they we just think pong pong is getting the ball back to the other person, not so easy. >> no, it's not. >> today at age 64, shortz is ranked in the on this 25% of table tennis players over age 60 in the country. not as good as kai zhang who is
among america's top 25 players. kai's family wand him to become american citizen to train and compete here. when no other host family would take him in, shortz did as guardian and mentor. who better to help in kai's dreams to some day compete in the olympics. >> on average i play about two hours a day. >> while kai chases his dream, will shortz has a dream of his own. he wants to set a record for the longest consecutive number of days playing table tennis. call it a challenge. call it an obsession, to date shortz has played in more than 250 table tennis clubs around the world. >> the smallest club was in goa, india, they had one table. it was actually a pretty good facility but there was no air conditioning, it was in the summer, i was just dripping wet after a few minutes. >> he is so intent on achieving
his goal that a few years ago shortz began meticulously planning his travels, mapping out available clubs even bringing along his own playing partner to make sure he always has an opponent. it was on a trip to eastern europe last october where we caught up with him playing in schwechat, austria. >> today is day 1,474 consecutive days of table tennis. >> which meant he had been playing ping upon every day for more than four years. >> i'd like to wish you good solving, good luck and let the games begin. >> then it was on to senec in slovakia where he presided over the opening ceremony of the sudoku key particulars for the world puzzle federation, an
organization he owe founded. then across the border to bratislava and chance at setting yet another personal record. shortz wanted to play in two countries on the same day. he'd located three clubs but number one was closed and so was number two. there was still number three, but his chances looked doomed because every table was reserved. >> so, it didn't look like i could play. i came in anyway and there were five guys who reserved three tables, they needed one more person to play, so i lucked out. >> like this? >> keep it pretty close to the wall, yeah, that's good. >> back at home, you can always find him back at his club. >> the exercise part comes from chasing the ball. >> there's a lot of that, yeah. >> why is this relaxing as doing a puzzle? >> the reason this is so
relaxing just like cross words, is that you get completely wrapped up in the game. you forget everything else in the world. and when you're done you relax, you refresh, you're ready to go back to everything else. >> this "sunday morning" makes 1600 days and counting. a streak so unique he will one day submit it as a brand new category worthy of a guinness world record. >> pauley: next. >> why so important to you? >> because if you're not honest who are you? >> pauley: steve hartman with the whole truth about girl scout cookies.
very customizable. you can choose the back, you can choose the arm, you can choose the leg. we couldn't be any happier. >> pauley: that's time of year when girl scouts like christine, angelina and celeste who is the daughter of our "sunday morning" editor george pozderic, are busy indeed selling all those cookies which so many of us find irresistible.
though not so much charlotte mccourt. steve hartman has the story about the importance of whole truth. >> of all the things a little girl can appear to be, 11-year-old charlotte mccourt from south orange, new jersey, says the most important of these is to be truthful. >> yes, it's like a core feeling. >> why so important to you? >> because if you're not honest, then what are you? >> charlotte says the first eight words of the girl scout law are, "i will do my best to be honest." so when it came time to peddle her girl scout cookies she decided to tell her customers the whole truth. in this letter to one customer that went viral on the internet she wrote, "the girl scout organization can sometimes use always advertisement. she then graded the cookies. she gave the do si do the five for unoriginal bland flavor. saving most of her venom or the dreaded toffeetastic. she gave it a one for being, a
bleak, flavorless gluten free wasteland. >> we through out the box. we tried everything, tried dunking it in tea. in hot chocolate just gross. >> as you might expect, brutal honesty like that can have a dramatic impact on sales. charlotte was hoping to sell 300 boxes this year. but she got no where near that. no where near. >> that's you? >> that is all me. >> when we visited last week she had already sold more than 23,000 boxes, a girl scout record. how do you explain this? >> truth in advertising. >> apparently honesty has become such an aberration, the truth so sadly missed that when all these people read charlotte's letter they felt compelled to support her. >> i sold thousands of samoas and thousands of thin minutes. >> any toffeetastics. >> to my grandmother it.
was before charlotte wrote the letter. >> just one box? >> she gave them to her friend who -- >> has a dog? >> no. gluten allergy. >> so there is your hope, america. that even in a world of fake news and alternative facts, honesty can and will prevail. >> pauley: still to come a quintessentially american british actor. >> everyone wants to be a lion. >> kaine jimmian lewis. and, with open arms. are you kidding? this is celebrity hair i thought it was just for, like, dandruff there's life in it, there's stuff going on this is so free ah, it's just so smooth. like i wish that you could feel it. new head & shoulders. cleans, protects and moisturizes to... ...get up to 100% flake-free and unbelievably beautiful hair
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sear fleece band of brothers." lewis has made quite a name for himself playing a number of all-american roles. even though, as jim axelrod explains, there's nothing all-american about him. >> nice spread. >> yeah. this is the axelrod residence. >> it's one of them. on the north shore of long island actor damien lewis is showing us around the fictional home of hedge-fund mogul bobby axelrod. >> come here. >> he's the character lewis plays in "billions" premiere its second season on cbs-owned sho showtime tonight. >> plot spoiler right over here. i'm not going to tell you why. >> i understand. >> it's no surprise that lewis has created another indelibly american blue-collar character. >> just hanging out a carrot there for people. has to do that is nsa work with
his wife. >> i understand. >> it's his wheel house, what he loves most about acting on tv. the chance to explore a characterization complexity that a two-hour feature film doesn't always provide. >> is this guy a hero or a villain? >> well, he's going to be both in different measures. this high end, novelistic form of tv is preparerred with despicable people who do marvelous things and marvelous people who do despicable things. >> lewis has portrayed both marvelous people war hero dick winters in hbo's "band of brothers." >> i need to be fully able both physically and mentally to honor my duties. >> and despicable like double, sometimes triple agent nick brody in "homeland." >> when i pull a deal off the table i leave nagaskai behind.
>> together with bobby axelrod these are three of the most compelling american characters of this new golden age. but what is surprising is damien lewis is not american at all. >> it's funny you've just brought this up because when i was getting changed i reminded myself to do it in english. >> which english? >> in my london accent. >> that's right, damien lewis is a brit. does it take you awhile to slide back into the british life? >> yeah. there's a period of adjustment. re-entry. >> not just a brit but an upper crust brit at that. an officer of the order of the british empire. his grandfather was the lord mayor of london. lewis was raised with his three siblings in the posh st. john's wood section of london. a year after this picture at the age of 8, he was sent off to boarding school. that's him in the middle of this cricket team photo at eton a
seat of british privilege that towns both prince william and prince harry as alumni. >> all the greats have come through here. >> we sat down with him at london's historic haymarket theater where he is spending his hiatus from "billions" starring in "the goat. and the blue-blooded brit told us how he transformed into a red-blooded american. >> the irony is that coming from a white collar british background, i tend to play blue-collar americans. >> what do you understand about blue collar americans that allows you to do that? >> there is a physicality. i think there is a machismo about an american male who is, robust, athletic, able to build things and he takes care of stuff and it's a point of pride. >> you've done it now. you've captured me. >> but his ability to think, feel or move like an american,
wouldn't mean a thing if damien lewis didn't possess an almost freakish ability to sound american. >> it's much more than that. it's finding a player, an intonation of an accent. it's often in a rhythm, a speed. you find those consistently everybody immediately goes, got it. >> can you give me a for instance? >> if we can take the rain in spain falls mainly on the plain. >> the rain in spain falls mainly on the plain. >> can you urn that into new york. >> when the rain in spain falls mainly on the plain. that's more bobby, that's more yonkers. there's a bit of a ba theda-bi theda-bing. that's the deal. no negotiation. i'm counting to five. then it's off the table. one. >> a classically trained shakespearian actor, lewis' big break came during a broadway production of "hamlet" that steven spielberg happened to see in 1995. four years later, when tom hanks
and spielberg were casting "band of brothers" they flew lewis to l.a. for a mind blower of an audition. >> tom was in the middle of filming "castaway. so tom was barely visible. tom read all the parts. i had really fun hour. the casting director said, well done, damien, that was fantastic, go back to your hotel. i went out and i got absolutely hammered in celebration. i went to bed at 4:00 in the morning. of course i got a call at 8:00. steven spielberg's going to come in and see you with tom. i jumped in the shower and just wept. they gave me the role that day. >> your life changed. >> how would you like to go to boot camp in april? >> while that lead to three emmy and four golden globe nominations over the next 16 years, being one of his generation's leading men on
television still doesn't insulate him from the question. >> a journal cyst said to me after i had just accepted "billion" he said, why did you take it, you didn't need to. once you have a big hit on tv then you can go make a become a film star. >> i'm going to shut you down. >> at 46, lewis may have the delicate balance of life just where he wants it. especially as his marriage has to accommodate not one but two a-list acting careers. his wife is actress helen m mccrory in the harry potter series. they have two kids, a 10-year-old daughter and-year-old son. so far lewis the question is about entirely different. >> you balance two big careers in your home. so how does this all work? >> i can't breathe. you asked me, you've asked me the question, how do we balance
it? we are of course very busy. people i think are a bit stupefied by the fact that i keep going backwards and forwards to america. oh, my, god, how do you do it? it must be awful. but the truth is, the life i have at the moment is sort of brilliant. >> which means lewis is more than satisfied to focus on american tv and american voices. >> been here awhile? >> do you want that grand scale cinematic success? do you need to be a movie star? >> well, i think, yeah, sometimes you -- you wake up thinking about that. oh, i wonder if i missed an opportunity to make big, big movies. you know, i made some big movi movies. and they have not always been the rewarding experience that making a big tv show at this particular time has been.
>> ♪ i get knocked down. >> what matters now for damien lewis isn't the big screen, it's the big picture. >> would i have traded making "band of brothers" for making something else? the answer's categorically, no. would i have traded "homeland" for anything else? no. would i trade "billions" for anything else? no. >> pauley: next. >> i once accidentally replied all sent an e-mail complaining about my then boyfriend to a bunch of strangers. >> pauley: hot button issue. ... she likes the bed soft. he's more hardcore. you can both adjust the bed for the best sleep of your life. save 50% on the ultimate limited edition bed, plus 24-month financing. go to sleepnumber.com for a store near you.
>> pauley: back to computers now. this time, the subject is e-mail etiquette. we have a cautionary tale from our faith salie. >> what i'm about to tell you is not an opinion; it is a public service announcement. it's time to reply all responsibly. please, for the love of all things holy and efficient, consider hitting "reply all" for your emails on which someone is cc'd.
"cc" stands for carbon copy. it means all the people in the "cc" column are getting the same information as the folks in the "to" line. so even if you're not in charge, you're informed. cc means everyone's fate is now entangled. when you hit "reply all," you're including all the folks on the cc train. you're keeping people in the loop so no one spends his life copying and forwarding. no one has to say, "phil moved our meeting to 9.45? nobody told me." and no one has to say, "wait. i thought you were bringing the sleeping bags." your reply all behavior can say a lot about you. i once accidentally replied all and sent an email complaining about my then-boyfriend to a bunch of strangers. it was meant for my friend who was a bride, but i ended up addressing her entire wedding party. her marriage lasted; my relationship didn't. i was young and trigger happy. here's a simple guideline: if five names or fewer are cc'd, just go nuts and hit "reply
all." but if more than five folks appear in the cc line, pause. give it a thought. some people are promiscuous and cc dozens of people who don't need to know each other's business. when your daughter's second grade teacher cc's all the parents in the class about the upcoming field trip, do you need to hit reply all so that 43 adults know your daughter objects to taxidermy in dioramas on ethical grounds? okay, also if you're ever bcc'd, do not go near reply all. bcc is "blind carbon copy." it means you're a fly on the wall, dude! if you hit reply all, it's beyond bad etiquette to out the person who gave you the super power of invisibility. it's like screaming "i'm a spy!" look, we all know al gore invented email so we could save time and save paper. to save trees. that includes phone trees. let's get it together and hit reply all responsibly. cc you later.
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that somehow this jim estill had brought them to canada. >> you are a great man. >> even in a country eager to welcome syrian refugees, estill had upped the ante. a prominent canadian entrepreneur and businessman, he put up his own money, a million and a half canadian dollars. $1.1 million u.s. >> long live canada. >> to resettle 58 syrian families, 250 people in guelph, a small university city an hour west of toronto. why? because he was haunted by the pictures on television of syrian cities reduced to rubble and syrian people dying as they tried to escape to some place else. >> you don't want to grow old
and say you stood by and did nothing. it's the right thing to do. >> 68% of canadians support their government's acceptance of syrian refugees in contrast, 54% of american voters said the u.s. has no responsibility to take syrians. >> the fundamental argument against syrian refugees in the united states is the fear of terrorism. are you afraid? >> i would be wrong to say that there isn't some fear. but statistically, the fear is completely unfounded. i believe the best way to breed world citizens is to bring them into our community and give them hope. >> we can't come back to syria and here in turkey the life is so hard. >> the e-mails are halt wrenching. >> i get 10 a day. i've got enwell over a thousand.
some of them are three pages long with horror stories. >> help, help, please help, my life in real danger. >> please help. >> syrians contact jim estill directly because in canada, individuals can sponsor refugees if they agree to fully support them for a year. since november 2015, canada has admitted 40,000 syrians, 16,000 of those privately sponsored. all were vetted by the canadian government, a process that typically takes six to nine months. the hard part is deciding who to choose. >> it's actually a terrible process. it's awful. we try to pick people who we think will settle well. being able to support themselves. >> the ideal refugee situation would be a family with children? >> yeah. mom and dad with children and i also like extended families.
>> each family is assigned an arabic speaking mentor. and at least three english speaking mentors, like dan m maitland from among the 800 volunteers, estill has recruited to help the refugees adjust. >> who gets more out of this experience? >> i do. >> you do? >> i do. >> more than ahmad. >> he's like older brother to me. >> older brother? >> yeah. >> estill likes to say he runs his refugee program like a business. >> 2 inches. >> in fact, with some of the new arrivals like ahead abad to work temporarily at danby the appliance manufacturing company he runs. >> find. >> he even gives them time during the work day to attend english classes at the factory. >> i said to him, thank you for
what you do for us, but i need to work. i need to meet from my hand. i don't want anything. give me fish every day. i need to learn me fishing. >> don't give me the fish i need to do the fishing, right. >> ahmed abad and his wife roula arrived in november from the city of holmes they owned a clothing factory destroyed now. this was their neighborhood. this their apartment. they spent nearly three years in lebanon living in one room with their two sons. one son is still stuck there. see that sign? the exciting new retailer in this guelph mall is going to be ahmed. >> i think this is a dream. >> a dream come true, thanks to
the back of of jim estill, who believes ahmed and his family can and should be running a business again. you're wearing a little canadian flag on your sweater, why? >> because i love this country. >> already? >> yeah. i promise my god and myself that i'm going to be very good to this country hearings like she protects me, i'll protect her. >> and then there's firas al-muhammad. if being sponsored by jim estill wasn't good enough. things got even better for him when he he was toll his family, wife alaa and daughter lilyan, could live in this comfortable apartment free until the end of june. when did you arrive, what day?
>> 12-12-2016. >> a day you'll never forget. >> a golden number. >> they were handed this notebook. >> a comprehensive directory of useful information. even pictures of mentors. >> his name, his phone number, e-mails. >> they couldn't believe it when they found their refrigerator filled with syrian food. were you surprised by the welcome, the friendliness, did that surprise you? >> it's amazing. everywhere you go you feel you are welcome in canada. >> firas was an oil geologist in syria. alaa, a teacher. their damascus home is in ruins. the war drove them first to the oil fields of iraq and then after isis attacks, to turkey. lilyan is speaking mostly english now.
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>> pauley: here's a look at the week ahead on our "sunday morning" calendar. monday is presidents' day. the post office and financial markets are closed. stores, on the other hand, are wide open. on tuesday we say farewell to bao bao the popular giant panda has been on loan to the smithsonian national zoo since her birth in 2013. as agreed, she's heading home to china. wednesday, the conservative political action conference, cpac, gets underway outside washington. vice president mike pence is among the scheduled speakers. thursday, the curtain goes up on a rerifle of "sunday in the park with george" at the newly restored hudson theater on broadway. annaleigh ash ford and jake gyllenhall star. friday, diana: her fashion story. a new exhibition of clothes worn by princess diana opens in
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captioning sponsored by cbs >> dickerson: today on "face the nation", plagued with personnel problems and drowning in damaging leaks to the press, president trump goes back to being candidate. >> one month into office, president trump held a campaign rally last night florida. but the president had an comforting ending to uncomfortable week in washington. >> i am here because i want to be among my friends and among the people. >> dickerson: and he gave a status report on his presidency. >> the white house is running so smoothly. >> dickerson: but is it? we will talk to white house chief of staff reince priebus and then turn to key republican voices on foreign policy. south carolina senator lindsey graham and house intelligence committee chairman devin nunes,