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good morning. it is tuesday, october 17th 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." breaking news from syria. there are multiple reports that the isis capital raqqa has fallen. holly williams is there where u.s. backed forces are celebrating. >> the president promises to take action to stop the opioid epidemic following a 60 minutes washington post investigation. democrats are urging his nomination for drug czar. tom marino sponsored the legislation that weakened the dea and millions of women say me too online. former fox news anchor is in studio 57 with her play book to
help women fight back. >> plus, dozens of cities are competing for amazon's new headquarters and up to 50,000 new jobs. the best chance of winning and why some cities say it's not worth the price. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's you opener. -- eye opener. >> we're at least as i'm concerned closer than we've been before. >> i have a very good relationship with steve bannon. i like steve a lot. steve is doing what steve thinks is the right thing. >> and he's standing next to mitch mcconnell while he's saying it. >> winners make policy and losers go home. >> time is just about up for isis in raqqa. >> kurdish forces retaking the isis strong hold. >> troubles continue to mount for harvey weinstein. >> the company's board is meeting to discuss po sensualtential
sale of the movie studio. >> a collision of two collapsed stars resulting in a huge shock wave that rippled across the universe. >> more people are getting to go home in northern california. >> firefighters say they're making progress but the danger is far from over. >> all that. >> yankees win it as the big rookie broke through tonight. >> and all that matters. >> senator john mccain is taking the nation to task for what he calls half baked spurious nationalism. >> we will not thrive in oworld where our leadership and ideals are absent. we wouldn't deserve to. >> on cbs this morning. >> these guys incredible. the fraternity at the university of central oklahoma posted this video of their homecoming routine on facebook. they're going to raise money for the special olympics and this is how they're getting the word
out. welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is off so jeff glor is with us. always good to have you. we we again with a dramatic turning point in the fight against isis. u.s. backed forces are celebrating the defeat of isis in its former strong hold of raqqa. >> there are multiple reports that the city has fallen. fighters from the syrian democratic forces are dancing and they are chanting in the streets. >> losing raqqa is a major blow for isis. the group once called the city its capital. holly williams is inside raqqa with the military and the challenge is still ahead. >> reporter: good morning. from the very heart of raqqa, this place used to be an ordinary traffic circle but then isis turned into a place where they carried out public executions. they posted the evidence of
those horrific killings on the internet. now, the circle was retaken by these u.s. backed syrian forces last night and yesterday we witnessed them on the streets of raqqa celebrating. they were in a victorious mood after a full month long battle. it is a bizarre feeling to be here because during the three plus years that isis was in control of raqqa, if i had somehow made it into isis territory i would almost certainly have been taken captive and very likely killed. now, there are thought to be isis fighters still lurking and building in buildings and in tunnels here in raqqa and it could take months until the city is finally cleared of explosives that were laid by isis. then they will somehow have to find a way to rebuild this shattered city. where there is hardly a building that is unscathed. some buildings like this one over here have been left pulverized by fighting. others like the one behind me have been flattened by u.s. air strikes. nearly all of the residents from
raqqa, perhaps all of them have left the city and many are in refugee camps. it is a terrible irony that in order to retake raqqa from isis they've had to destroy it. >> that is ironic but a very big day there. thank you very much. holly williams reporting. president trump is promising to take action against the opioid epidemic after an investigation by 60 minutes and the washington post. >> i did see the report. we're going to look into the report. we're going to take it very seriously because we're going to have a major announcement probably next week on the drug crisis and on the opioid massive problem. >> mr. trump is expected to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency next week. the president also said he might consider replacing his drug czar nominee, pennsylvania congressman tom marino. he sponsored a new law that weakened the drug enforcement administration's control over opioid drug distributors. in 2016 more than 64,000
americans died from drug overdoses. most from opioids. that's the year that the law took effect. nancy is on capitol hill with the response from congress. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, many members were blind sided. they say they had no idea that the bill they passed unanimously last year may have tied the dea's hands. now, some of the bill's authors say the problems are being overblown but others can see there are going to be theee changes. >> reporter: lawmakers areng to figure out how they unwutingly passed a bill that weakened the dea. the law makes it harder for drug enforcement officers to block suspicious shipments of opioids that can flood the black market and fuel addiction. >> there should have been a giant flashing red light. >> missouri democrat introduced a bill monday to repeal the law. >> i think it's fairly clear some of them were trying to work with the drug companies.
>> but orrin hatch defended the law and his role in writing it. >> anyone who claims that i or anyone else steam rolled the dea on this bill seetheris either ignorant or woefully uninformed. >> california democrat said when she met with the acting head of thed the bill would not negatively impact their work. >> tom marino going to be the drug czar. he's going to do a great job. >> the bill's chief author is facing the most scrutiny. pennsylvania republican tom marino has since been tapped by president trump to lead the nation's drug control efforts. on monday west virginia democrat sent letter to president trump urging him to pull marino's nomination. >> there's nobody inos sincere or be effective. >> mr. trump said he's reviewing it's 1% negative to doing what we want to do i will make a change, yes. >> reporter: marino's nomination has been pending before the
senate judiciary committee since he was nominated in september. cbs news was told that the confirmation hearing has not been scheduled yet because marino has not returned a questionnaire issued to him by the committee. >> thank you very much. we wanted to find out just how much the farmphceuticalá-e congress. spent clo $2.4 billion over the past decade. gun rights lobbying last year totaled about $10.5 million. that is just about 4% of what the pharmaceutical industry spent. the president wants to show the world that he can work with senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. the two men met reporters in the rose garden yesterday. the president said he and mcconnell are quote, closer than ever before. he appeared after mr. trump's former chief strategist steve bannon declared a season of war against the establishment. major garrett was there asking all the questions. >> reporter: it was just a week
ago that a senior senate republican referred to this white house as an adult daycare center. that meant the president and mitch mcconnell needed a photo op and they needed it badly. steve bannon waiting in the wings with threats of retribution against mcconnell and other wayward republicans. >> he's a friend of mine and committed to getting things passed. >> reporter: that friend is stooefz bannon. >> it's a seasonal war against a gop establishment. >> the main target, mitch mcconnell. >> they've all left you. we've cut your oxygen off, >> reporter: for the president bannon is a threat before his cabinet. >> i know how he feels. depends on who you're talking about. there are some republicans frankly that should be ashamed of themselves. >> reporter: and then ignore less than two lourshours later. mcconnell scorned by the
president in august. >> i'm very disappointed in mitch. >> reporter: now a man of the hour. >> we have the same agenda. we've been friends and acquaintances for a long time. >> reporter: the commander in chief was also asked why he with held public comment on four u.s. soldiers killed in a u.s. ambush. the president said letters will soon be sent to the families. he then said this about his predecessor. >> if you look at president obama and other presidents most of them didn't make calls, a lot of them didn't make calls. >> reporter: officials for presidents obama, george w. bush and clinton told cbs all three made call to families of the fallen. the attorney general tweeted stop the damn lying. you're the president. white house press secretary said last night the prt, quote, wasn't criticizing predecessors but stating a fact. sanders said they've used
various methods and the point the president was trying to make is not every predecessor called every grieving military family. >> all right. thank you very much. senator john mccain is warning against american isolationism. the arizona republican made the remarks yesterday during his acceptance speech for the liberty award which honors a lifetime of service and sacrifice. former vice president joe biden presented the award in philadelphia. >> to fear the world we've organized and led the three quarters of a century to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, and our duty to remain the last best hope of earth, for the sake of some half baked spurious nationalism, cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems -- >> and that appeared aimed at president trump. mccain who is being treated for brain cancer spent 22 years in the navy and was a prisoner of
war in vietnam. the wine steveneinstein company's board of directors will discuss the possible sale amid the scandal surrounding harvey weinstein. a close confidant to president trump has emerged as a potential buyer. more than 50 women accuse weinstein of sexual harassment or assault. >> a big day for the company. harvey's brother bob weinstein spent with weekend condemning harvey and insisted he wasn't going to unload the company they belt together but the other two remaining board members have other ideas and are desperately seeking a way out. as the number of harvey weinstein's accusers grows the studio he founded is in financial free fall. >> the company as it is has become so toxic that they can't continue business. >> ben fritz of the wall street journal spoke to a weinstein
company official who estimates the company could no be worth $300 million. last year harvey weinstein estimated his company was worth at least $700 million. due to a power house library that includes the films lion the imitation game and the television hit "project runway." into colony capital, a firm offering a buyout that would save the company. >> it's probably declining in value every day. >> board members have refused to say what they knew about his decades of alleged abusive behavior. >> it was the easy option to turn a blind eye. >> reporter: behavior who dated his brother. >> weem were scared of him company possible sale comes with a twist. the man at the helm of colony
capital is tom bar rick. >> i have only amazing things to tell you about donald. >> a close ally of president trump. >> you can only imagine that he and some of his friends have a little glee that they are buying the studio run by this very prominent hillary clinton supporter. >> reporter: harvey weinstein continues to deny any allegations of nonconsensual sex. he has also had a previous business relation with bar rick. he was one of the investors who bought the weinstein's previous company mira max from disney. the question is what did the board know and when. >> all sorts of plot twists in this sad saga. the death toll is still rising from northern california's wildfires. 4 is people are confirmed dead. they range in age from 14 to 100. wildfires destroyed some 57 homes and businesses.
we're in santa rosa where a husband held his wife for hours in a pool trying to keep her alive. good morning. >> reporter: well good morning. serge and rescue crews are going through burnt out homes just like this. they are looking for victims and they are looking for hazardous material that might make it difficult for people to return home. we spoke with one woman who says her parents took refuge from the wildfires in a swimming pool for several hours. only one of them made it out alive. >> it was escape or die. >> reporter: monica and hr friends were in her friend's home when they smelled smoke. >> within a minute there were 30 foot flames on both sides of the house. >> reporter: it was after mid fight. her parents followed her in a convoy of cars. the fire made visibility so poor she couldn't see that her parents car got stuck behind her forcing the couple to flee on foot into a nearby pool.
>> it was a miracle my father survived it. i wish my mom had the stamina to make it a little bit longer. >> reporter: he suffered second degree burns holding on to his wife in a pool for at least five hours until her lungs gave out. >> she passed so peacefully in his arms and it was so pleasing that it wasn't anything but peace. >> reporter: more than 40 confirmed deaths from the 71-year-old daniel southard sent a text message to his son who lost his mother at the age of two just before the firesroy and donna had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. kai sh youngest of the victims. his family badly injured. >> maybe they ran out of the house. real good thorough sweeping before we allow the general public back in. >> there are still more than 100 people unaccounted for and as crews go through all of this rubble they are being extremely careful about when and where
o make in this process as well. gayle? >> very tough story. thank you very much. there is an update this complaints over carbon monoxide in ford more than 1.3 million explorers. this comes just days after ford announced it's offering free inspections and repairs. but the company insists this its explorers are we're outside atlanta,rgia with the latest on this story.eporter: good morning. the senate for auto safety is calling on ford to recall all of his 2011 to 2017 ford explorer suvs. this is something we've been reporting on for months now. the national highway trafficis uu. than 2,700 complaints about possible carbon monoxide seeping into the cabin of ford explorers. that includes reports of 41 injuries and three accidents that may also be linked. in july police in austin texas, parked more than 400 explorers after nearly two dozen officers were found to have
carbon monoxide in their ford has been repairing the police cruisers at no cost but the issues are separate from the complaints in civilian models and are due to modifications of the vehicles after they were purchased like responding emergency lights. responding to the call for recall ford says the company is confident in our current methods for quickly identifying and addressing potential vehicle issues so instead of a recall ford will be sending letters to owners of 2011 to 2014 ford explorers to bring their cars into dealerships for possible repairs. the wifi network in your home may have some dangerous curt problems. ahead the newly discovered flaw that opens almost every wifi co
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amazon >> goods morning, i'm rahel solomon, resident back in their ants this morning, but it was a frightening night for victims of cherry hill apartment fire, one person being treated for smoke inhalation, the fire broke out on the fifth floor of the colonial ants, and then spread to the 67th. three and the were damaged. no word yet on a cause. >> we send it over to chelsey and a check on today's forecast chilly forecast. >> my gosh, it is. look at the numbers we start out your tuesday morning getting you out the door around 43 degrees in philadelphia, 38 degrees in wilmington, it is 39 in dover down the shore, 44 wildwood, and 38 degrees, brr right now atlantic city. headed into the afternoon still cool day fall like, up ear's, low 60s forecasting high around 61 degrees in
philadelphia, we will see some slow warming throughout the week eventually, in the midst 70s by friday. now we send over to meisha for traffic. >> chilly, thank you so much. we still have live chopper three, right now over an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a vehicle on the turnpike eastbound at neshaminy falls right lane block, blocking the onramp as well, still pedestrians out on foot and the clean up underway , heads up, i would say avoid area if you consideration if you can't definitely give yourself extra time. plus accident out there, too vehicle rather, schuylkill eastbound, at 30th street. rahel, over to you. >> meisha, thank youment next update at 7:55, up next cbs this morning philadelphia in the running to be amazon's second headquarters, i'm rahel solomon, good morning. cbs eye on the community... presented by target. urban agriculture and community greening are helping cities become more sustainable for the future. and that's why target has partnered with the nonprofit greensgrow in philadelphia. the novel idea was... can we put a
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here's a fly ball into right. back on the track, judge has got it for the out. and that big 6'7" body slammed into the wall in right and he was able to hang on. >> hang on that wall slamming catch was just one of two sparkling catches by aaron judge. three of the american league championship series. he also hit a three-run home run. the the yankees 8-1. game four is tonight at yankee stadium and i saw interviews with some of the guys this morning. they said when you're home you get that hometown cooking and the hometown fans so they are
ready. >> jack glor is over the moon this morning. a lot of playoff baseball to go including cubs/dodgers series. >> who is your son rooting for. >> the yankees. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things that you should know this morning. the lawmakers behind a bill weakening the drug enforcement administration are responding to the 60 minutes washington post investigation into the opioid epidemic. congresswoman marsha black burn said through a spokes person quote, if there are any unintended consequences from this bipartisan legislation they should be addressed immediately. and cosponsor peter welch calls the report deeply troubling. cyber security experts are warning about a newly discovered vulnerability in nearly every wifi network. we asked cbs news contributor nicolas thompson why it's so
serious. >> this is worse because it's at the core of something we thought was safe and at the core of thing that is universal. >> microsoft already has a fix. google promises a patch within weeks. and the producer's guild of america voted to begin the termination process for harvey wine sfooin. the guild said in a statement quote, the pga calls on community to work tether to make sure sexual abuse and harassment are eradicated from the industry. the vote comes two days after the motion picture academy revoked his membership. a huge number of sexual assault and harassment survivors are sharing their stories onlizñcne. media and painted a picture of just how many people endure sexual abuse and harassment every day. why these women are coming forward. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know these survivors are sharing their personal stories of harassment and assault online. many of the women spoke and are
reliving painful personal traumas while hoping to break the cycle. >> i decided to call it >> massive response to #me too demonstrated what many women a have faced rape. >> it took me years to label what happened to me as sexual assault. >> rep would even dare suspect that i've been raped but i have. it happened to me. i've been touched inappropriate libido nors and come ly by it's o incrediblyay what are we >> these personal stories are yssa said the light of this is that so many people have the opportunity now to share what they've been holding inside. >> amazing how many women we spoke to on the phone, through twitter who shared their story for the first time and said they felt so empowered by being able to say me too but it's a sad
story to tell but there are so many people that have that experience. >> hajj holding that in and then real iedsing i'm not alone, we know that and other people are supporting you and cheering you on to speak up. but what important for the men to speak up and say this is big part of this conversation. >> well said. >> thank you very much. cities across north america are vying for attention from the world world's largest online retailer. why some mayors want nothing to do with the contest. we also invite you to subskriepsub subscribe to our "cbs this morning" pod cast. you are watching "cbs this morning."
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dozens of cities are putting the final touches on bids to become the seconds of amazon. the online giant announced last month its newion could involve a $5 billion capital investment and 50,000 jobs. amazon wants a diverse city with a large talent pool and a high quality of life. but some say that the company is
creating an unfair bidding war for tax breaks. which cities have the best shot of winning the company's attention? >> amazon has narrowed its search to cities in north america with an international airport and a million people overall. top tier universities. austin a place like new york with its large and diverse work force. all these cities have until thursday to get amazon's attention and some of their leaders have been using social media to do it. >> how do i get amazon to take notice of kansas city? >> kansas city mayor answered his own challenge by slipping kansas city factoids into reviews of a thousand amazon products. >> at 14.99 these wind chimes are music to my ears. >> reporter: frisco texas mayor from jerry jones. >> we've got it.
>> reporter: and really anything goes when vying for the attention of the world's largest online retailer. which is why tucson sent a 21 foot 21 foot birmingham planted these boxes around town. >> where is the most interesting company in the world going to locate? >> obviously washington, d.c. >> reporter: more than 30 cities are expected to submit proposals. dallas, flaent atlanta and d.c. checked most of boxes. so we asked our colleagues why those stand out. >> everything is bigger in texas except for the taxes. in texas there is no state income or estate tax. here in dallas amazon hopefuls say it's easy to do business and the cost of living is cheap. >> the nation's capital has a lot to offer and certainly has an interest in dc. he owns the washington post and he reportedly just dropped
$23 million on this historic home. it's said to be the largest in washington. >> reporter: atlanta also has big starting with the world's busiest airport and amazon has a lot of cargo to ship. georgia tech would offer it support and this city was built for business. recently both mercedes benz and porsche relocated its headquarters to atlanta. >> reporter: but still they're not getting involved. in a wall street journal op ed sam called that a bad deal for city taxpayers. san antonio mayor added blindly giving away the farm isn't our style. >> i think amazon is going to come out ahead. it's not really clear if the cities will. >> amshe warns that amazon's second city could suffer some of the same issues now plaguing its first.
>> there are real tradeoffs in being the winner. seattle now experiences high ine inequality, not enough affordable housing to house workers. growth can have its down size. >> is there a guarantee that if amazon comes here the average rent is not going to go up? >> no way to guarantee it. >> there are people out there wh don't want 50,000 new residents and a whole lot of traffic on the roads. >> you know listen, we are a growing city and we are charged with managing that growth. >> reporter: he's confident in his city's charms touting 300 days of sunshine a year and the rocky mountains. >> it's one of the safest top ten cities in the country so it's a relatively safe fun active lifestyle. >> reporter: but no city is perfect. >> how's the wifi? >> great. not as great as seattle. >> and no country is perfect either. amazon's second head kwaertquarters
might not land in the united states at all. canada's immigration policies could help with international altent. amazon is expected to make its decision sometime next year. >> it's got to be in the united states. >> maybe detroit. detroit had a bid that will involve windsor city just over the river there in canada. >> i heard detroit was in the running. i think that would be great. >> could happen. >> buffalo. >> detroit. >> thank you, tony. up next a look at this morning's other headlines including the space lab about to crash to earth. ahead, how massive churches could come down anywhere. plus former fox news anchor gretchen carlson will be here with her new book on ending sexual harassment. how she says men need to join the fight to be
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up during reentry but some pieces weighing up to 220 pounds, that's big, could crash on to our planet's surface. >> this is an odd story. the brownsville herald reports a man may have stolen $1.2 million in fajitas over nine years. a worker at a juvenile justice center is under arrest. hi allegedly ordered orders to the center and sold them. the workers found his fridge full of fajitas. >> all that creativity should have before put to better use. cutting edge science lab is buried nearly a mile beneath the earth. >> as you can tell from the way i'm dressed it's not just another day at the office. who dresses like this?
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of the most poierful men in television. what made you come forward? >> well, courage is a building process. it's not a light switch that you turn on overnight and i think that's really important especially with this issue because women are labeled drubl makers, the b word and nothing good. they're not believed when they come forward so it takes immense courage. it's an excruciating choice but i realized that my career, my american dream of 27 years of hard work was going to come to an end and it wasn't my choice and i decided that i had to speak up. if i didn't who was going to do it and i didn't want my children to face the same indignities that i had faced. >> you also say that many women -- any woman who has spoken up and it's not just tv news, you said it crosses all kinds of businesses where there is an issue, but you point out in your book that any woman who has spoken up is no longer in her chosen career. i thought that was very
interesting and surprising. >> isn't that shocking and horrifying horrifying? it's an equal opportunity epidemic. i started hearing from thousands of women and they were waitresses, they were bankers, teachers, flight attendants many of whom have thanked me over the last year because they have all faced this pervasive issue. this is a silent epidemic in our country. >> but the perpetrators are still in place. >> because we have chosen as a culture to silence the victims either with settlements where you're gagged from ever saying what happened to you or enforced arbitration which is a part of employment contracts now and here's the key, it's secret. so these are the ways in which we've chosen to resolve sexual harassment in our country and we need to understand that. >> explain that for those of us that don't know about these arbitrations. >> so contracts now a clause that means that you're giving up your 7th amendment right when you sign it to go to an open jury process. listen, when we start new jobs none of us expect to get into
disputes. i know i didn't but if you do it's going to be resolved through arbitration but here's the key. it's secret. you can never tell anyone what you're doing. no one will ever know about it. 20% of the time only the employee wins that much. >> you say silence is the most powerful weapon of the harasser. >> guess what happens then? the woman gets fired. she never goes back to her chosen career and the harasser is left in the work place to continue harassing. >> which is the case with your settlement. >> the case with my settlement is that i can continue to talk about this issue which i've been doing so much work on it for 15 months. i just can't dell you the nitty-gritty details but you can look at it online what my complaint is. >> when you spoke out some of your colleagues publicly doubted your stories and they defended roger ales at the time. this guy is doing 8 million things a day. you relally think he's chasing her around? i know you can't speak about
specifics but were you prepared for the reaction from even women that you worked with? >> yes. >> you were? >> yes. because look at how we react when women have the courage to come forward. we need to change this and we are. look at what's happening with the harvey weinstein story. >> you call that a tipping point. you call that a watershed moment. why? >> because women are putting their names and their faces to this issue. it's not just anonymity anymore. i really believe it's horrifying as those revelations were that i'm optimistic that the hard work i've been doing for the last 15 months is paying off and the gift of courage is contagious contagious. it passes along one woman at a time and look where we are. the #metoo trending for the last two days and now men are putting out their own hash tags to say, they want to be on board. and we need men to help us. >> that -- that is very important that they're part of this conversation. there's a great article in the
hollywood reporter by crista vernoff. she said this entire culture is come police sit. we make this all about harvey we've already lost and i've heard many people say we're focusing on that but please look at the bigger picture of what is happening in all industries. do you agree with that? >> i agree with that because the thousands of women who reached out to me those stories were never told and i became a voice for them in being able to publicly tell my story. i hope all those women will find the courage to also tell their stories and that we will tell them for them to eradicate this problem. >> what are the places in the work place to tell your stories, human resources. but in the book you say they're like the kgb. >> my lawyer actually called them that and i want to reach out to all the human resource people who do want to help. but i advocate in the book that there are maybe better ways to solve this issue.
hire an independent person who's not getting their paycheck from possibly the harasser and also we need to encourage more bystander straining.training. >> do you think for the 30 years going on with the allegations of harvey weinstein and other stories, people knew about it. there were enablers and the company covered it up. we need to encourage bystanders to also come forward. >> i've heard people say we knew he might have been a brute or a bully when it came about his movies. we might have known he was a philanderer but we didn't know that. i've heard many people say we didn't know it was that extreme. >> i'm sure that other people knew that. i'm sure that they did because this is the way in which it works and this is how we cover it up. >> you watched when the billy bush cape tamepe came out during the campaign. you watched this with your kids.
>> the first time i didn't watch it with my kids. i felt it was imperative that i showed my 12 and 14-year-old kids that this is not how you treat human beings and i think it was a teaching moment for millions of parents across america. at least i hope it was that they could show their children that this is not how you respect women because look, its starts with our kids young. this is why i have an entire chapter on how i believe we should parent our kids in an equal fashion because it's really more about our sons. how are we raising them? to respect women when they eventually get into the work place and that video tape, i don't care what your politics are, sexual harassment is apolitical and everyone should care about it. they don't say are you a republican or a democrat? they just do it. and this is why we should all care about it and human decency supersedes any policy in my mind. >> you went through a rough time. was it all worth it when you
look back at it? you didn't hear from people you expected to hear from. you felt alone many times. as you sit here today, was it all worth it iffer you to go through this sf. >> it was, gayle, because if there's one constant thing about me, i always take on a challenge head on and i never give up. and i know that i have been a voice for so many women who never had one. and now i'm seeing that something good is coming of this. and i really hope that i can change laws on capitol hill as well and get rid of the secrecy so that we take this issue out of the shadows and help so many others. >> gretchen carlson, thank you. >> thanks for having me.- >> really good to see you. >> thank you. proceeds from be fierce will go to the gift of courage fund. the book is on sale today wherever you like to buy your books. nasa witnesses a collision of stars in deep space for the very first time. how the spectacular explosion could teach us about the origins of our most precious metals and
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corps of stars thaloded as supernovas and a collision could help scientists understand where gold comes from and how the universe continues to expand. >> things come together they can explode and make great things. >> magic happens, nora. >> all right. google >> good morning, i'm rahel solomon, search on for wawa customer caught on camera, scalding hot water on a clerk 1300 block of east erie i avenue, philadelphia juniata section, neither the staff nor corporate officials will elaborult, if you recognize theia police want to hear >> we send it over to chelsey and a check on today's forecast. >> good morning, to you at home, yes, chilly start to the day, take a look at some of the temperatures across the
delaware valley, 43 degrees, right now in philadelphia. getting you out the door millville, right around 42, 40 in wilmington, 36 degrees currently, man chilly throughout in reading. here's what you can expected to. high temperatures, generally up ear's, lower 60s forecasting high around 61 degrees in philadelphia with sunshine, from the poconos, to the shore your eyewitness weather seven day forecast looks like we will see slow warming trends, throughout the week, and eventually making it to the mid 70s as you head into your friday and saturday, sunshine through next week. now a check on traffic with meisha. good morning. >> chelsey, good morning to you, good morning to all of you at home. still looking pretty busy out there, some sun glare as well , accident her south at route 413, two left lanes are block. backups, almost as far as the eye can see. avoid this area if you add at least a hour on your commute right now. also, an accident here, 309 at toll gate road. also southbound lanesained blocked. you will have to use alternate northeast extension 413 is your best bet. accident just cleared on the
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difference between individual animals. >> a world is hdirection. small towns built around a single industry run the risk of having to reinvent themselves if the employer closes up shop. that's what happened in thesmall south dakota city of lead. it was once home to the largest gold mine in north america. but when it closed the town took a big hit. hundreds lost their jobs and many left in search of work but the future of lead could hinge on people going back underground to dig into a very different matter. >> reporter: good morning. lead was a company town without a company. but then some very smart people realized there was something maybe even more valuable than gold sitting underneath the homes and streets. the gaping hole in the middle of lead south dakota is a reminder of the golden age that the mayor can't ignore. >> when we look at this enormous
hole in the ground what story does that tell us about lead? >> well this is what -- what you can see from the mining activity for 130 years. there's 300 miles of underground workings down there. >> reporter: the home state gold mine was the largest and deepest gold mine in north america producing more than 40 million ounces of gold. at its peak it employed 2,200 people and supported a vibrant community with virtually no unemployment. >> the guys put a little heater on their deck. >> the city commissioner was a geologist. >> lead was the economic engine of south dakota. these are the highest paid salaries in south dakota. we drove all of the economy in the local area. gold was booming 44 years ago. when cbs last visited the mine
in lead. but after years of increasing production costs and declining prices, the mine shut down in the early 2,000s. hundreds of people lost their jobs.scott. >> so when you heard home stake was closing, how did you process that? >> it's pretty that. i mean it was -- it was try to find another job, you know, but there isn't a lot of jobs for miners in thisarea. >> another mining a shutdown mine. lead could have taken a dive. but it avoided that fate by taking a dive. nearly a mile beneath the surface. after suiting up in protective clothes, boots and hard hats we crowded into an elevator like cage. and descended 4,850 feet below the surface. along for the ride david and
luke scott who both got new jobs at the old mine. >> in this country, when the good jobs go away in a place like a mine they usually don't come back. >> yep, it's very lucky. i'm just fortunate that i get to come back here and do what i like to do. i like to be underground. >> reporter: taking place in the deepest clean room in the again, we changed. this time into special sterile suits. to see where a mining for the secrets of the universe. >> it's not enough to just glove up. if you're going to work in here you've got to actually then go through these rubber arms? >> yes, and then put another pair of gloves on. >> gloves on top of the gloves? >> yes gloves on top of the gloves.
>> welcome to the.oq underground res facility so far the earth that all the radiation and noise from the sun is filters out, creating a place where researchers can work in an ultrapure envi here a chemist grows the world's purest copper to use in experiments. >> in this room you are wrestling with the most fundamental questions of humanity. >> correct. of why matter exists in the universe. if at the time of the big bang you had equal knots of matter and anti matter they should have met and annihilated each other, so why are we here? rather than shrinking, lead is now growing. all on account of some masterful repurposing. >> the next stage of the underground lab, exploring these concepts will be conducted here where we're heading. >> exactly. >> over the next decade a new billion dollar international
physics project will be built half a mile from the first lab. in another part of the old home stakes mine. >> the next phase of this cutting edge research will actually unf other side. >> correct. >> just about 200 feet away. >> reporter: and another influx of scientists and visitors will be expected in lead which is still trying to fill empty store fronts and revive its economy. >> we hope that this starts to become a business district again around science. home stake was here for a long time. they provided jobs security the lab is going to be here for a long time. there already jobs there already security. what those jobs are, i don't know. >> but there's still some gold in these hills. >> yes. >> reporter: now scientists just knew home stake would be perfect for this kind of
research because half a century ago, a chemist named ray davis convinced the mine owners to let him build a small lab underground and the work he did there later won him a nobel prize. >> fascinating stuff. >> glad to be back up here though. >> you didn't feel claustrophobic down there? >> a little bit but i knew i was coming back up. >> da vinci was considered a misfit to say the least. a new book is based on 7,000 pages of notes that he wrote and the book's author walter isaacson is in our green room with what the notes reveal and what he says
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yeah that's okay. alright miles. i love you. (phone hangs up) ♪ ♪ ♪ yeah i love you too. ♪ ♪ ♪ renaissance art u.s.ist da vinci is famous. his works often combine science and art and though he died he's left a lasting um pact on our world and pop culture today. >> i'm almost afraid to ask, but who is this? >> i'm leonardo da vinci. >> he was the greatest artist
and inventor. there's the mona lisa. we must be in da vinci's studio. ♪ ♪ >> well see, she appears larger from the left than on the right. historically the left was female, the right was male. >> see what really matters, what really matters is what you believe. wow. those eyes really do follow you around, don't they? >> mona lisa. ♪ ♪ >> behold the last supper, the dinner christ had with his disciples the night before he was crucified. >> leonardo gives us the chalis. >> why are you sitting on one de of
the table? huh? >> best selling author walter isaacson has written books about leonardo da vinci. it's published by shyman and shus shoouser. >> it's so great to see the history that crosses all genres but let's talk about leonardo because you describe him as a man of eye catching brewty.eauty and a genius, but a different kind of genius. >> a wonderful drawing. you said that was his self-portrait. >> it fits his description totally and it is an icon of connscience. this is a drawing in which you get every proportion exactly right.
230 measurements to get it right but he also does something of unnecessary beauty as he's standing there naked in the earth and in the universe figuring how do we fit in. >> how is this genius different from other geniuses though? >> some people like mozart say great genius but in a particular field. what's interesting is when you can cross fields. he thoughts of himself as an engineer, a scientist, somebody who loved geology. his notebooks are filled with all of his love of math and science and nature but also art. and so i think real creativity comes when you can see the cross currents of nature as opposed to getting all siloed. >> testifies an expert in so many things and yet he had no formal education. >> i think it was lucky he was lucky to be out of wedlock which meant he couldn't go to the university so he became a self-taught person. he became a disciple of experiments and experience. this is the beginning of the
scientific method in a way where people say well let me test the wisdom i've been so the printing comes ything and he's a person inory, he most about everything you could possibly know. >> it's the method in some ways but you write about his to do o do list. he wrote about wthis figure out this. >> why is the sky blue, what does the tongue of a woodpecker look like? every day we get a list of the things he wants to learn and it's inspiring. >> and the book is based on more than 7,000 pages of notebooks. what learn in the course of this that we didn't know before. >> the cool thing about the notebooks is that after 500 years we can still flip through them and say day by day what he was doing and paper was slightly expensive so on any particular page he's maybe drawing a sketch of the last supper but then he's doing a math experiment and then mountains and then the swirls and curls until you see
how his mind leaps across. >> that paper is jam packed. i loved the mona lisa story. >> the fetus in the womb. >> it's very detailed too. >> beautiful. >> when you talk about the mona lisa, you said he used to bring in musicians to make her smile but he would go to the morgue and see the formation of a smile. >> what do you find in the notebook we have page after page of him dissecting the human face showing every muscle every nerve, whether the nerve comes from the brain or the spinal cord and then after a few pages of it the first slight sketch of mona lisa's smile. so we see how the science connects to the artnd it's inspiring. >> part of it's eerie. >> it is but you know he just had this passionate curiosity for curiosity's sake and so he's doing anatomy dissections but he realizes that the beauty of the human body --
>> where does that driver come from? it was just innate for him? >> i don't think so. i think there's certain innate geniuses. einstein is one of them but i think with leonardo da vinci, he pushes himself to be more curious. as nora said you read those lists of things he wants to learn and that's why he's a more accessible genius than some of the others i've written about because we can do that too. like he would just say why is the sky blue? it would be in his notebook. >> you've compared him to steve jobs. we've been saying all morning you're going to tell us why the two -- >> well when steve jobs integrates his products at the end he would show the intersection of two streets, liberal arts and technology. if you can stand at the intersection of the humanities and science, of arts and engineering that's where creativity occurs. that's what da vinci is all about. >> ten years of research.
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paulsboro's a very proud community. it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for `em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning.
steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back. chris brown: a fighter for the working men and women of atlantic county. brown fought for what's right by taking on trenton special interests and standing up to chris christie's takeover of atlantic city. he fought to protect jobs in our region and to defeat the north jersey casinos. and now brown is working to keep atlantic county affordable for families and retirees. let's keep chris brown fighting for us. chris brown for state senate he's on our side.
>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning everyone, i'm jim donovan officials say most residents will be able to go back into their apartments, salve a fire in a chilly hill apartment building, the fire broke out after mid at the colonial ants on cooper landing road, one person is being treated for smoking inhalation fire broke out from the fifth floor and spread to the sixth. three and the were damaged and no words on any cause. now we switch over to chelsey for a look at today's forecast >> good morning. we're starting out the day temperatures on a chilly note. take a look. 43 degrees right now in philadelphia. forty-five in wildwood. getting you out the door in atlantic city at 40 degrees, in the 30's at places like
reading, knowledge pocono right now around 39 degrees. for today high temperature up ear's, lower 60s plenty of sunshine, going to feel very fall-like, then slow warming trends will take place throughout the week. 70 degrees on wednesday, in the mid 70s as we head into friday. fall complete sunshine across the board, today, into the start of next weekends. now over to meisha for a look at traffic. >> look at all of that sun out there. all right, chelsey thank you so much. good morning to all every you. outside, we do have accident, route one northbound at pennsylvania avenue block that left lane slow moving around this area, and pack the sunglasses, dealing with sun up slow downs as you will, then 309 at tailgate road, accident still out there all southbound lanes still blocked , one northbound lane, still blocked. use the alternate northeast extension or route 313 your best bet. see almost bumper to bumper conditions through here, 20 miles per hour, so plus the ramp opening now new ramp
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