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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is tuesday, april 30th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." a turning point in american sports. the nba's jason collins tells the world he is gay. will it make a difference on or off the court? the widow of a boston terror suspect comes under scrutiny and jon miller tells us what they are doing with the suspect's gps device. there's proof that private space travel could be coming sooner than you think. >> we begin with today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. >> i think he's going to make a
huge impact on a lot of people. i think really send a great message for society and our culture. >> 34-year-old free agent made the announcement in "sports illustrated." >> i expect there to be more people coming out now. i hope there's not that much backlash. >> if you are openly living that type of lifestyle, the bible says that's a sin. >> anybody who thinks they never played with a gay player is an idiot. i think they should get to be who they want to be. >> female dna has been found on a bomb fragment from the boston marathon. >> the fbi is said to have asked the widow of tamerlan tsarnaev for genetic samples. >> congressional candidate elizabeth colbert bush jabbing mark sanford over his affair. >> when we talk about protecting taxpayers, it doesn't talk about
taking the money you say and leave the country for a personal purpose. >> i couldn't hear what she said. >> two single engine planes collided killing one pilot and the other landed on a golf course. >> the rocket powered flight. >> screw everybody. we're going into space. >> all that. >> deep to right. this may do it. it is gone! bottom of the 19th. >> are you talking to yourself or me? >> i'm talking to you in there but you're right here so you heard it twice. >> and all that matters. >> this 69-yard touchdown run made him an instant star. >> he met the president in the oval office. >> even more shocking he came out as player for the washington wizards. you got to wonder how his parents took it. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by prudential.
welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. >> a lot to cover this morning. we begin with this. a revelation like no other longtime nba center jason collins announces to the world he is gay. >> and this morning reaction is pouring in from the sports world and beyond. james brown of cbs sports is in washington. j.b., good morning. >> good morning, norah and charlie. you know for sure it is considered the third rail of professional sports and no current athlete in the nba, nfl, nhl or major league baseball has ever come out as gay. until now. i'm a 34-year-old center. i'm black and i'm gay. with those three short sentences, jason collins made history with his first person article in "sports illustrated" on monday. >> i think that he wanted to have a forum where he could tell his story start to finish. >> reporter: executive editor jon wertheim was in the room last week as collins told his
story for nearly four hours. >> there were a range of emotions. sometimes it was poignant and humor. he was never nervous or gun shy. he was very casual. >> reporter: there was a wave of positive reaction from nba stars like two-time mvp steve nash. >> i think it's great that jason is strong enough to come out. >> reporter: to the rich famous and powerful who took to social media to offer support. the president also called collins personally with words of encouragement. >> the importance to that is when you have someone like a kobe bryant or paul pierce that say i accept this person he's a brother of mine everyone else will fall in line. >> reporter: wade davis is a former nfl player who made headlines when he came out last year. he spoke to jason collins after the announcement. >> i think the thing i took from it is jason still wanted to play the sport of basketball. he understands the impact that he's having but he also understands the fact that he's still an athlete.
>> jason collins taking it to the basket for two. >> reporter: collins has played for six teams in 12 years but he's currently a free agent and therefore a man without a team next year. >> his free agency will be interesting. he was playing two weeks ago. this is certainly a serviceable player. on the other hand he's 34 years old. i think a team that needs a backup center who was interested in him yesterday, will be interested in him tomorrow. >> reporter: today jason collins' word resonate as he makes history in the world the sports. "if i am my way, someone else would have already done this. nobody has which is why i'm raising my hand." there is one interesting piece of information and that is that jason has a twin brother who was also an nba player and jason only revealed that he is gay to his brother just last summer. so it will be interesting to see how this evolves and certainly the questions now will collins actually make a roster next season? and will his revelation translate into other gay athletes coming out in the other
three major sports? charlie, norah? >> j.b. thanks. with us "the new york times" sports columnist bill rhoden. what's your reaction to this? >> the first reaction is i'm wrestling with this. it was great. if it saves any kid on the playground from being teased or beaten because of sexuality, that's great. it's all kind of good. i always feel it's kind of silly in 2013 that this kind of stuff -- people will look back on it years later and say are you kidding me? i think it's a positive thing. >> do you think it will start other people coming forward because of jason's courage? >> no. i think that parade will be off for a couple decades because that locker room culture is a grand wall when it comes to this. for all of the positive stuff we heard coming back there's been a lot of undercurrent.
mike wallace of the dolphins tweeted something like all of these beautiful women -- so there's a lot of fundamental kind of christian kind of people who otherwise may be pro-black and this but when you get to this kind of stuff, they draw the line. i don't think it will be a parade. remember, jason is near the end of his career by the way. >> brittany griener has come out as gay. number one pick for the wnba. why is that not a story? >> greatest college player in the history of women's basketball. makes the announcement that she's gay and of course. that was the thing. of course she's gay. probably half of them are probably gay. one guy comes out and we're here and it's news. i think that a, it shows how long we have to go in terms of this equality in the nba between men and women. >> jason collins is a free agent. what do you think the chances that that he'll get picked up by a team? >> right now i think they're
great. all of a sudden it's become a political thing where he may not have had a job and now it's like some team -- i think david stern will get involved. he has to play somewhere next year. >> fans will react how? >> i think some are going to like him. i think he will get a couple boos. there are people that really do have issues with this. i think next year is going to be fascinating. >> charles barkley makes a point that people who have some issue will be crucified -- >> if we're going to have an honest dialogue let's follow the truth where it leads. >> as always, thanks, bill. >> we'll get reaction from cubin later this morning. there's a new focus this morning on the widow of suspect tamerlan tsarnaev. investigators may have found a
vital clue. bob orr is in washington. bob, good morning. >> good morning. investigators now tell us they identified female dna on a fragment of one of the bombs used in boston. it's not clear what any of that means. the dna could have come from an injured spectator or from a clerk who sold some of the materials used in the bombs. there's also a chance it could lead the fbi to a female accomplice. fbi agents monday visited the rhode island family home of katherine russell, the widow of accused bomber tamerlan tsarnaev. sources say agents were there to collect a dna sample from russell to compare it against the female dna found on a bomb fragment at the blast scene. investigators say a lab test could help them determine if russell ever had contact with the device. investigators say russell is not a suspect and has not been charged in the plot. her attorney has said she's fully cooperating with the investigation. at the same time fbi investigators are in russia and dagestan trying to find out if
tamerlan and his younger brother, dzhokhar had any foreign terror connections. of particular interest a russian born canadian militant named william plotnikov. he was a boxer and both men were in dagestan last summer. he was killed in a shootout just days before tsarnaev returned to the united states. so far investigators don't know if plotnikov and tsarnaev ever met and there's no evidence that they had connection to a wider conspiracy. tsarnaev has not answered any questions since being read his rights a week ago. dzhokhar tsarnaev's defense team added a death penalty opponent in attorney judith clark. she's represented high-profile defendants including ted kaczynski and jared loughner.
both avoided the death penalty and it would be no surprise if tsarnaev seeks a cooperation deal to do the same. charlie, norah? >> bob orr, thank you. with us now john miller. former assistant fbi director. john, good morning. >> good morning. >> so the fbi spent several hours at the home of tamerlan's widow yesterday. taking dna evidence. do they think she was involved? >> they don't know. they have female dna on a bomb and it was a bomb that came from parts of it probably came from the apartment where they lived and this becomes a critical moment because if that's her dna, their relationship with her may change and the question is what do you do with that? she's already represented by a lawyer. it certainly becomes a circumstantial that says she may have handled the device or parts of the device and that opens the door she may have known. >> has she been cooperative thus far with investigators? >> she's been cooperative to the extent that lawyers are talking to investigators and they took dna samples but i would suggest
they probably have a court order to do that. >> if he tested this bomb in or near boston, how do they find out where he did it? >> that's a big question. what they found in the apartment was blackpowder and parts but not the work bench you would need to have to make these bombs. they are still looking for that other place. one way is they recovered a gps device belonging to these guys after the big shootout in the carjacked vehicle. that could tell them some things depending on what they saved and what they got rid of. trips way outside of the city where they could test the bomb or take you to a location where they could have made that bomb. even if they wiped everything out, they're going back through the systems of cell phone carrier 60 days 30 days 90 days is there a trip to the woods or some remote area because even if you follow the instructions perfectly, you don't put those two devices down on the marathon without having taken them somewhere first and tested them out to make sure
does my mine charge function with this initiateor and does my remote control make it go? >> thank you for the information. the unseen documentary video showing tamerlan tsarnaev. his boxing coach reveals more about the dead suspect's teenage years. that's coming up on "cbs this morning." a motorcyclist was killed in an attack aziz rails israeli reports say a police officer is the first deadly air strike by israel since the cease-fire was reached in november. a deadly bomb blast in syria's capital this morning. 13 people were killed and 70 others injured. the explosion hit the central part of the city. second blast in as many days. a new cbs/"the new york times" poll is out this morning showing 62% of americans do not want believe the united states has a responsibility to intervene in
the civil war. 24% think that it does. cbs news learned the obama administration is delivering aid to the region today. margaret brennan is at the state department. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie and norah. cbs news learned the first shipment of u.s. aid to the armed syrian rebels happened today. delivered to the supreme military council including military food rations and medical supplies. while the administration says it's helping the rebels help takes quite a while to get there. the request for gas masks and chemical weapons trains has not been filled by the u.s. or european governments. >> margaret there's a piece in the paper this morning in "the wall street journal" about secretary kerry meeting with other arab leaders. what do they want? >> reporter: publicly secretary kerry did not address the syrian situation. behind closed doors senior administration officials say that he spoke to six arab minute
ministers. what that means isn't clear. israel has made clear their intelligence minister told me they will get militarily involved if the syrian regime transfers weapons to terror groups but short of that at this point they say it's not clear who is winning this war but it is clear who is losing it. syrian civilians. >> so what other options do they have then if that's the context? >> reporter: the syrian rebels have asked the u.s. for military training. something like republican bob corker supports. they've not asked for military intervention which is something that mccain and graham advocated. they looked at bombing runways. they looked at no-fly zones but reluctant to take those options because it would likely involve further u.s. troops. >> margaret brennan, thank you. an update on the health of former south african president
nelson mandela. this is the first video of mandela in nine months. he did not talk and appeared weak. his head is propped up by a pillow. he's seen with the south african president. he was released from the hospital more than three weeks ago. he was treated for a lung infection. nelson mandela is 94 years old. the dow opens this morning up more than 100 points but stock regulators are looking at the fallout from a twitter hacking last week that led to a bogus report of an attack on the white house. fake or not, it sent the stock market into a nosedive. it wiped out $200 billion worth of value from the dow in just minutes. cbs news contributor and analyst, mellody hobson joins us now. good morning. i'm glad you're here. this story has far reaching consequences. i know you've been talking to regulators. what are they most concerned about? what are they going to do? >> okay. so they are very concerned about something called high frequency trading. this is where financial companies have written computer programs that scour the web for
any kind of information and they execute trades in milliseconds based upon it. we're not talking about millions. we're talking about billions of trades. billions of dollars. >> computers making these decisions? >> computers. so the commodities futures trading commission is having a meeting today with about two dozen of the largest high frequency traders to try to figure out what kind of safeguards they can put in place to protect on these issues. >> what might they be? >> the basic thing they are thinking about is you cannot rule make around cyberattacks. it's not possible. so what they are trying to do because they recognize they can't rule make around technology is prosecute. so if they find out that there have been any kind of ill gotten gains from cyberattacks, they will prosecute to the full extent of the law and use prosecution as the deterrent so they will be studying trading anomalies that occur around these cyberattacks. >> this is just the beginning of this.
as you told us the fcc now loosened restrictions that allow companies to report their financial earnings on twitter. what's to say someone doesn't hack and report erroneous earnings on twitter? >> there's nothing to say that. also someone could write a fake press release and send that out too. what they have done which i think is a good thing is they put some rules around using twitter and linkedin and facebook which didn't exist before. we've been operating in the dark for several years. now that there are rules, people understand how to follow them. i think that's actually a good thing to lock that down. >> all right. mellody hobson thank you. and there are some tired baseball fans in california this morning. brandon moss of the oakland a's hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 19th. the bottom of the 19th. oakland beat the los angeles angels 10-8 and marathon game lasted 6 hours and 32 minutes ending early this morning. it was the longest game ever played in oakland and the
longest game in angels history. a couple people still in the stands. just a few. >> how long was it? >> six hours. >> time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" says the fbi is looking tointo gifts that paid 15,000 catering bill for wedding of mcdonnell's daughter and questions about gifts to the governor's wife. >> jan brewer signed a law that bans the city of tucson from destroying guns surrendered through buyback programs. any guns collected by the city must be sold going into the city treshasury treasury. leila fowler was stabbed to death at home on saturday. her brother saw an intrude we are a long gray beard leaving the house."the wall street journal"
disgraced former governor mark sanford's new political fight against personal. >> you don't go through the experience i did without a new found humility. caffeine is in some of your kids' favorite snacks. now the federal government wants answers. a blast into the future. sir richard branson's rocket makes supersonic history. could it help all of us get closer to space travel? the news is back in the morning here on "cbs this morning."
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>> as new york city says good-bye to another great athlete, we prepared this touching farewell. let's take a look at tim tebow's new york jets career. ♪ nobody does it better ♪ >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour the final frontier may not be so final. sir richard branson's spaceship 2 breaks the sound barrier. we'll show you why it could be one giant leap toward commercial flight in space. your kids may get a bigger
caffeine jolt than you think. not from coffee or soda but from snacks. the fda is launching an investigation. that's ahead. and former south carolina governor mark sanford tried to take another step toward political redemption last night. in 2009 he lied about taking a trip to argentina to visit his mistress. he's now trying to win next week's election for a seat in congress. >> sanford is going against elizabeth colbert busch in their one and only debate. at times it got spirited. nancy cordes is in charleston. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. everyone wondered whether that infamous trip to argentina would come up in the first and only debate and it did. in fact sanford even referenced it himself a couple of times. sanford's democratic opponent elizabeth colbert busch brought it up first in an answer about sanford's record as governor. >> when we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for a personal purpose.
>> she went there, governor sanford. >> i couldn't hear what she said. >> reporter: sanford went there too. >> you don't go through the experience i had in 2009 without a greater level of humanityility. >> reporter: he tried to cover up that visit with a story about hiking the appalachian trail. his attempts to move on hit a road block two weeks ago when his ex-wife filed a trespassing complaint in february when she ran into him leaving her house. sanford took out a full page ad to explain he was simply watching the super bowl with one of his four sons. how do you convince voters when you go into the voting booth not to focus on your marital history? >> i've been through two elections. you saw what happened in the primary. >> reporter: sanford bested 15 other republicans in the primary and is now trying to shift the
focus to the democrat colbert busch. the sister of comedian stephen colbert by highlighting some of her liberal backers. >> reporter: colbert busch is funded by special interest money. >> reporter: sanford even toted a cardboard cutout of nancy pelosi to an event. when he mentioned pelosi again half a dozen times last night. >> nancy pelosi. nancy pelosi. >> reporter: colbert busch was ready for it. >> i want to be very clear mark. nobody tells me what to do except the people of south carolina's first district. >> i'm an independent tough businesswoman. >> reporter: it's the case that this democrat has to make if she wants to have a chance to win in this district which stretches from charleston down the coast of south carolina and went for mitt romney in the presidential election by 18 points. this election, norah and charlie, comes up in just one week. >> we'll be watching.
nancy cordes thank you. coffee drinkers get juices flowing with caffeine but caffeine is making its way into gum, trail mix and potato chips and that has the fda asking questions. dr. holly phillips is with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> i think it has moms asking a lot of questions too. why this sudden burst in products that have caffeine in them? >> it really comes down to consumer trends. it's so interesting to think it was just back in the 50s when the fda first approved added caffeine into food and drinks. now, for decades the only thing that had added caffeine was soda. in the last ten years, that's changed. energy drinks really changed the landscape and now foods are following so the fda has to sort of rethink its approach. >> how much caffeine is in these products? >> let's put it in perspective. the new jellybeans that have caffeine have 50 milligrams per serving. caffeinated gum has 40 milligrams per serving whereas a small cup of coffee has between
90 and 150 milligrams. at first glance it doesn't seem like you're getting that much. here's the catch. who has one serving of jellybeans? that's about five beans. it's like trying to have one potato chip. you end up eating way more. >> what is the risk to kids with that much caffeine? are there guidelines for caffeine in children? >> there is no safe established amount of caffeine in kids. that's why the fda investigation is really focusing on kids. we also know that high doses can affect their newer lo nur logic system. with adults they can take in 100 milligrams without issues. after that we see headaches and heart irregularyies and even heart attacks. >> what precautions should you take? >> you have to look at the labels closely. one of the things the fda is going to think about is doing
stronger labeling across the bottle. look at the labels. just because it says energy boost doesn't mean it comes from natural vitamins and minerals. >> dr. holly phillips thank you. >> great to be here. for the first time since the concord, a privately built vehicle beat the strong barrier. it flew at supersonic speed at a test flight over california on monday. as john blackstone reports, branson says it could carry passengers into space by next year. >> reporter: shortly after sunrise, high above the desert spaceship 2 went supersonic. >> i've had magnificent days in my life. this must be the most magnificent of all today. >> reporter: that's quite a statement from a man who has had adventures around the globe while making billions of dollars building the virgin empire. spaceship 2 was lifted to 47,000
feet. after it was dropped, the motor ignited for the first time. the burn lasted only 16 seconds but spaceship 2 reached 55,000 feet and broke the sound barrier. >> over the next few months we'll go from breaking the sound barrier to breaking it twice to breaking it three times and at the end of the year we'll be ready to go to space and obviously that's the ultimate goal. >> reporter: going more than three times the speed of sound, spaceship 2 would travel 2.5,000 miles an hour. the spacecraft won't go into space but passengers will get a sense of space travel. >> they'll look out giant windows and when they're ready they'll pull themselves back into their seats and buckle in and get ready for return to earth. >> reporter: 580 people have already signed up for flights that cost $200,000 a ticket.
you're going to be on one of the first flights with some important people? >> i'm going to be on one of the first flights with the most important people in this world which happen to be my children. i'm sure they'll have a little bit of nerves that it's going to be a voyage of their lives. >> reporter: branson suspects they'll make that flight before the end of the year. >> we'll fulfill this dream. it's a dream come true. >> reporter: always a man of soaring ambition branson's hopes perhaps have never before quite been this high. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, san francisco. >> would you do it, charlie? >> if you loaned me 200,000. >> i bet you could get a journalist ticket onboard that flight. >> i would do it. >> now to this story as we continue to follow the investigation out of boston. we have chilling video of the boston bombing suspect. it shows tamerlan tsarnaev. we'll look at how his life may have gone into a spiral of destruction. that's ahead on "cbs this morning."
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one of the marathon bombing suspects wanted to be a boxer. tamerlan tsarnaev saw his dream fall apart. he was disqualified from competing. "entertainment tonight" uncovered an unfinished documentary. rob marciano talk to his former boxing coach. >> can't wait you know. >> reporter: tamerlan waiting to fight. calm. calculated. talking to the camera as if ice water ran through his veins. this exclusive video from an unfinished documentary reveals the power of the man. the sport is violent but tamerlan's boston area trainer told me the chechen never appeared angry when he fought
but did tamerlan have a secret agenda that had nothing to do with boxing. at the time you thought he was just being unemotional and respectful. what do you think now? >> i think he was being unemotional and if at that point he had already hatched a plan he's doing what he had to do. appear to blend in. i think let's face it. if you were a terrorist, wouldn't you want to turn your body into a weapon? i mean he turned himself into a weapon. >> tsarnaev is in seclusion in russia but was visible in the gym early in tamerlan's boxing career. >> he would sometimes ride a bike and tamerlan would run next to him. he came to the gym and trained tamerlan a few times. it was really nice to watch father/son like that. >> reporter: tamerlan and his brother are accused of killing three and wounding more than 200 in the boston bombings.
while dzhokhar is held in a medical center outside boston he remembers the teen coming to his gym. >> he was hitting puberty and was a wrestler. he boxes like his brother and he can wrestle -- >> you wanted to train him? >> i wanted him to fight. >> seems like he had a good punch and was a good fighter. >> a strong kid. he was technical fighter. he knew what he was doing. he was the best in that ring and he won the new england golden gloves twice. >> what do we know about him because seeing him under that kind of context? >> we saw that he was calculating. he's cool under pressure. he's unemotional. and these are all aspects of not only a good fighter but somebody that could do such a dafterly deed and unemotional killing like he did in boston. >> you spoke with another fighter who broke tamerlan's nose. how did he react and what was
his relationship after that? >> he sparred with a lot of guys in that gym one of which is a professional fighter. that professional felt like tamerlan was getting a little too cocky and they don't normally hit hard during sparring but the professional felt the need to teach this kid a lesson and knocked him down and broke his nose and that felt good at the time and feels even better now. he did what a lot of americans would like the chance to do but tamerlan's reaction was he laid on the ground bleeding laughing. that gives you another insight. >> before he was disqualified, did he embrace the united states and the u.s. culture? >> he seems to. he didn't have a lot of money. scrapped up enough to have an old but fancy car. he tried to wear fancy clothes. it was this conflicted interest that he had. he was classically trained pianist. he could sit down at a piano and play. at the same time he enjoyed
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♪ good morning to you. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." a pro basketball player says he's gay. mark cuban calls jason collins a pioneer. the dallas mavericks owner will be here and daytime's tv giant dr. phil mcgraw joins us in studio 57 and the queen retires in favor of a new king but not where you think. the latest on an historic day in the netherlands. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> no current athlete in the nba, nfl nhl or major league baseball has ever come out as
gay until now. >> it's a revelation like no other. longtime nba center jason collins announces to the world he is gay. >> i think it's a positive thing. i think it's silly in 2013 that this kind of stuff -- people will look back on it years later and say are you kidding me? >> female identified on one of the fragments of the bomb used in boston. >> this becomes a critical moment. if that's her dna their relationship with her may change. >> cbs news learned the first shipment of u.s. aid to the armed syrian rebels happened today. >> how do you convince voters when they go into the voting booth not to focus on your marital history. >> we'll be on the first flight with important people. >> i'll be on the first flight with the most important people in this world which happen to be my children. >> would you do it charlie? >> would you loan me 200,000? >> it's considered the third rail of professional sports. >> reaction from the sports world and beyond.
>> give him credit for being the openly gay pro athlete or hello --. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. jason collins is saying thank you to his supporters this morning. nba veteran revealed in "sports illustrated" that he is gay. >> he's the first active player in a major american professional league to come out. among those supporting collins, nba commissioner david stern. >> i think we're going to get past everything in a good way and it will become a nonissue. he's a great member of our family and after the immediate media frenzy all right, so what. it will help the next athlete that wants to do the same thing. >> collins wrote last night on twitter all of the support i've received today is truly inspirational. i knew i was choosing the road less traveled but i'm not walking it alone. >> new evidence in the boston
bombings suggest a woman could have been involved in the plot. officials say female dna was found on a bomb fragment. they say it may have come from a victim or from someone who helped build the bomb. yesterday the fbi collected a dna sample from the widow of bomb suspect tamerlan tsarnaev. meanwhile senior correspondent john miller reports investigators have a gps device used by the suspects and it may reveal a location where they may have tested an explosive. dozens of people risk their lives every year trying to climb mt. everest. this morning some of them say they nearly died in a brawl halfway up the mountain. seth doane spoke to the climbers just a few hours ago. >> reporter: those who attempt to summit the world's highest peak prepare to battle nature but this weekend three climbers say they faced a human foe. >> they just tried to kill us. >> the sherpas tried to kill you?
>> yes. >> reporter: this swiss mountain mountaineer said they turned against them. they said they would kill you. did you believe them? >> yes. i got hit. >> reporter: they claimed the high altitude brawl was touched off when they tried to climb around a group of sherpas working to fix a rope to the side of the mountain. the sherpas yelled the climbers knocked ice down on them and injured one of their team. this all unfolded near the summit at an altitude of 22,000 feet when three climbers returned to camp two they claim a mob was waiting. they describe the encounter in a written statement. 100 sherpas gathered together. they became instantly
aggressive. >> they said you're not leaving. they would kill all three of us. they also told us you cannot come back ever on that mountain. >> reporter: their lives were saved by another group of westerner. a photographer who was one of the three climbers says there are long simmering tensions at the top of the world. you talk about a gap between the sherpas and the westerners what is that gap? why does that exist? >> in any kind of situation where you have westerners and locals there's always a divide between the two and in this case it's financial and cultural. >> reporter: we've not heard the sherpas side of the story but a tourism ministry official says it was all a miscommunication that has been worked out. the climbers told us they were headed down the mountain today not sure if they would ever return. for "cbs this morning," seth
doane, beijing. >> people know the way down. >> very scary story. i want to hear the sherpas side. there's more to that story. interesting story this morning. the dutch are celebrating an event this morning that british may never see. prince charles is there to witness it. the queen of the netherlands gave up the crown to her oldest son. he's the country's first king since 1890. holly williams is in amsterdam. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie, norah and gayle. when we retire from our job, it's a big day in all of our lives. if you're the queen of your country, it's an historical moment. for 33 years queen beatrix served her people. she was a much loved monarch known affectionately as queen
bee. they witnessed her resign from the job. she left with a bang. and a retirement party that will go well into the night. it's a celebration tinged with regret because many here say they'll miss their queen. >> we're really sad that she's leaving. >> reporter: in britain, prince charles will probably only become king after his mother queen elizabeth ii passes away. in the netherlands it's a tradition for monarchs to retire when they reach old age. the new king is beatrix's son. his queen, maxima is an argentinean born economist and a new heir to the throne is their 9-year-old daughter catharina
amalia, who will now be known as princess of orange. he's been groomed to be king since the moment he was born. for many years he had a reputation as a playboy prince reportedly dating a lingerie model but then he settled down and his glamorous life gave a boost to the royal family just as kate, the duchess of cambridge has in britain. but a dutch historian told us the new king could find that his mother is a hard act to follow. >> he is more or less not king by grace of god but by grace of the people and if he loses this connection with the people then his power will be diminished and republican movement will get stronger. >> reporter: in tough economic times many are losing popularity but the dutch royal family has a reputation for being down to earth. king william alexander and queen
maxima will help them hold onto the support of their people. >> all right holly. thank you. do you think prince charles is sitting at home going, hey, mom, are you taking any notes? a great story happening in the netherlands. something interesting. he used to date a lingerie model. is that a bad thing, charlie? >> no. >> is it a bad thing, norah? >> i don't know. i'm sure it's fine.
>> mark cuban is never afraid to say what's on his mind. we'll ask him what it means for the nba to have its first openly gay player. mark cuban joins us in studio 57. plus, all that mattered back in 1997. the comedian who made history by saying two words. do you remember who it was? what were the words? the answer when "cbs this morning" returns. [ female announcer ] a classic meatloaf recipe from stouffer's starts with ground beef onions and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. made with care, for you or your family. [ female announcer ] it's deliciously dark just before dawn. it's a rainy morning becoming a caramel drizzle. with folgers gourmet selections' rich roasts and flavors, you can
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all that mattered 16 years ago, ellen degeneres came out on prime team tv. 42 million viewers watched as she struggled to get something off her chest. >> i'm so afraid to tell people. i'm gay. >> while ellen had already confirmed she was gay in a "time" magazine article weeks earlier, she wanted to use her series. >> amazing. >> how long ago did they say? could you roll back the prompter. how long ago did they say? >> very good question.
>> things are going fine for ellen. >> 14 years. >> wow. >> we'll talk about that. i remember that too, like yesterday. >> we'll talk about that because dr. phil is going to join us in studio 57. he's going to talk about his television reunion have oprah and his thoughts on nba's first openly gay player. dr. phil is next. hi there, dr. phil. good morning. >> good morning. >> we're here on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by biomet.
oprah, news of the day. let's start with jason collins who just announced yesterday that he was gay. what do you think it's like, what the impact when a person reveals a secret that's that deep and that secret for so long and effect it has on you. >> it comes in phases. one of the things that i can glean from everything he's had to say and he's been very forthcoming about so much is that he lied to himself about this for a long time. really resisted and really had expectations of what he was supposed to do. that's a phase of real internal struggle that i think is horrible. then once you do admit it to yourself, whatever it might be and you live the lie, that's a second phase that's really terrible and then when you decide to go public okay now you've got all of this scrutiny. give this guy a moment of peace. how long has this been going on. one struggle or another. one, two, three. it's been terrible for him i
could imagine. >> he's said every time he reveals it he feels better. he's told family members and some friends. i can only imagine what a burden must be lifted for him today. >> can you imagine? it's relaced edreplaced now with a lot of scrutiny. it's become a role model, spokesperson trailblazer. he has to be cogaware of how he moves forward. >> he just told his brother which is a measure of how much he was keeping this secret. do you think it changes professional sports since he's the first to do this at least in the nba, nfl, and mlb? >> you have to have an honest dialogue about this. some people will have a bad reaction to this. i don't know what they think. i mean look this guy -- i wrote it down. he has been in two high school
state championships. he's been to the final four. he's been to the elite eight. he's been in nine playoffs in 12 seasons. this guy is all about getting his job done. he's all about doing business. i mean if people have a problem with this, what do they think is going to happen that he's going to flirt around a locker room or something? get over yourself. >> suppose you were advising mark sanford who is running for his old congressional seat. >> let me have some water. >> what would dr. phil tell mark? >> he knows that this is going to be controversial. he has a debate. he brought it up in the debate. he said look this is a time that created a lot of humility in me and i had to come out with this. he's doing what he can do. you have to embrace it. embrace the weakness. give it some dialogue and move forward. that's the only thing you can do. he brought it up. i thought he was smart to do it. >> you bring it up. make sure it's not an tell fentel
elephant in the room. >> it was good to see you and oprah back on tv together in a way that we haven't seen in a long time. i got nostalgic watching you. some day is not a day of the week and difference between a dream and a goal is a time line. >> we walked through studio a where we did the "oprah" show for so many years. it's been reconfigured. i felt kind of violated. how could you change the studio? we went into studio b which was a fabulous setup. it really was nostalgic. it's where i started. i was there for five years. >> you started and run with it. now you are number one and bestselling author. congratulations. name of the book is "life code." new rules for the real world. >> things are changing.
it's 25 minutes past 8. that's spaghetti junction downtown. sharon's here to wrap up the rush after marty's first morning weather. let's take a look at first warning doppler weather radar. we have this light mist in the area and it's not a light mist. there's some very light shower activity. steady heavy rain is out of the equation. occasionally rain drizzle today. mid-upper 60s now. and here's sharon at traffic control. it's a morning you want to give yourself more time. lots of delays out there. mostly because of the rain. a couple accidents as well. one of them on northbound richy highway near arnold road. and the another one downtown on
russell street. and an accident at moe laskey highway at east monument, and annapolis, south haven, speeds remain in the teens on the top and the west sides of the beltway, big inner loop delays, 95 southbound in the 20s. that's a look at the west side, not so great there at i-70. this traffic report is are brought to you by premium outlets, hagerstown, discover savings of 25 to 65% every day. for locations visit premium outlets.com. the man said to be behind a criminal empire behind bars appears in federal court, mike schuh has the latest. >> reporter: good morning don, good morning everyone, the alleged leader who federal prosecutors say ran this jail from behind bars got a day in court. once federal charges were filed davon white was transferred to a prison in cumberland, he was brought back to baltimore in
federal court where he pleaded not guilty to a series of charges, he got the guards to get him drugs, alcohol, credit cards and the cell phones and the things he needed toran gang behind bars. and an officer 8 months pregnant with white's child. she's one of four officers he's alleged to have had impregnated. i'm mike schuh reporting downtown back to you. a fellow officer appears to have killed himself and get in a serious accident. brian johnson appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound before his marked police car struck another vehicle on route 100 in pasadena on saturday. the driver of the other car is not seriously hurt. the mother of one of the young are friend of a baltimore teen who was found dead in an allie pleads guilty to a role in the case. veronica alford pled guilty helping to fine monae turnage's body. she helped her son and another
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and your day better. coffee-mate. coffee's perfect mate. nestle. good food, good life. ♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour mark cuban is here in studio 57. the owner of the dallas mavericks has said the first openly gay player in the nba could make a fortune. we'll talk with cuban about jason collins' decision to come out. >> high tech cars, could new features create a hazard for drivers? we'll show you what the government is telling car makers. >> right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says some children are on track for a heart attack. they look at good cholesterol to bad. researchers at cincinnati children's hospital found hardening of the arteries can start as early as 9 years old.
the arizona republic says air force 2 is stuck in flagstaff. the jet carries vice president joe biden but has grounded since friday. the plane's engine sucked in debris wilehile landing. the vice president returned to washington on another air force plane. knox was convicted and later acquitted in the 2009 murder of her roommate meredith. she claims that dna in the case was mishandled and unreliable. there's a new poll from "60 minutes" and "vanity fair." when americans were asked if they would take a free vacation to north korea, sadly 68% said no way. i would say home. 24% said yes for the experience. and 6% said yes, it's free. when asked which celebrity you would least like to sit next to on a plane, 28% think kim
kardashian is the least desirable followed by chris brown, charlie sheen, richard simms simmons, joan rivers and mel gibson. >> i'm guessing kim kardashian would need two seats. >> she's pregnant. that's not nice. >> i didn't mean about that. >> still not nice. >> it's not an insult. >> it all depends. you're right. >> let's look at the lincoln center in new york. in just a few moments the nominations for the 2013 tony awards will be announced. that last guy we were just talking to mo rocca, he's here. you made debut five years ago and that's why you're here. >> i was really good. i was in the spelling bee. a wonderful musical. don't turn the channel.
it involves famous people and prizes. it won't be boring. >> you were really good. >> thank you. >> i loved that play. you know the schedule of broadway. you have written for broadway too. >> that's right. it is a tough schedule. it's eight shows a week. okay. that's only 16 17 hours during the week. but it really takes it out of you. i have a friend who has to do backhand springs for 2 1/2 hours a night. he goes home afterwards and eats a tub of ice cream. he told me to keep the weight on. it's tough. and the awards mean a lot. >> what are we going to see? >> we're looking to see which musical gets the most nominations. and also how the celebrities fare. a lot of big names. >> let's go now to the nominations. two-time tony award winner seton foster will make the
announcement. [ applause ] >> good morning. welcome, everyone, to the new york public library for the performing arts at lincoln center. we're here this morning to announce the nominees for the 67th an tony awards. and now for the nominees. the nominees for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play are, tom hanks, lucky guy, nathan lane tracy lets david highpierce and tom sturage. >> good so far. >> thank you. >> nominees for best performance by an actress in a leading role laura metcalf,morton.
>> okay. i'll pick up where you left off. the nominees for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical are, berti carville, fantana, rob mcclure, billy porter stark sands. >> that was good. >> thank you. i felt secure. the nominees for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical are bettina miller laura ozness.
>> best revival of a play are "golden boy, orphans and virginia wolf. annie, pippen and rogers and hammerstein cinderella. >> the nominees for best musical are bring it on the musical. a christmas story, the musical. kinky boots, matilda, the musical. >> anything that surprised you? >> the most nominations for
musical, kinky boots 13 over overover over matilda, which had 12. katie holmes wasn't nominated. alp alp al pacino was overlooked. >> it's so interesting that you have big names in hollywood that don't make it on broadway. i think a lot of people thought that bette midler was a shoe in for her performance. >> there's something to be said that people who aren't wildly famous in theater get acknowledged. the trend is still increasing with big famous people being brought in. obviously bette midler is a great performer and was on broadway on "fiddler on the
roof" a long time ago. it's nice that just because you're wildly famous doesn't guarantee you a nomination. >> excited for tom hanks. that play means a lot to him. >> the play was nominated. >> very excited. >> nominations mean a lot. movie reviews are here. theater reviews are here. they really matter. if you're a theater and your show closes you could sleep in central park within a couple weeks. there's not a lot of money. >> you have the passion. >> yeah. exactly. which makes it worth it. >> so mo what would you recommend to go see? i want to see "matilda." it's not adorable. it's about the little girl with bad parents. point of view of crucifixion from mary's point of view and i should point out that "matilda"
would have met the nominations but couldn't because there are four women in the lead role. >> you can watch the 67th annual tony awards on sunday june 9th, here on cbs. mark cuban is with us in studio. we'll get his reaction to the big story in sports this morning. the announcement by jaceonson collins. >> let's get reaction to the tony's as well. how can something deadly be good for you? we'll look at the benefits of snake venom. mo is not doing that story. we may ask him back just to get his perspective. that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning."
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center confirmed yesterday he is gay. the announcement is a first for players still active in an american team sport. with us now mark cuban, owner of the dallas mavericks. welcome. >> thank you. >> what's the significance of this do you think for major sports? >> it's set the platform for athlete in professional sports to realize that you can be you. it's acceptable to come out and to be yourself. i think it's great. >> this is a very significant deal for him to do this because it may give an opportunity for other people to follow suit. >> no question. there are now openly gay athletes in high school and college and it really i think they might have looked at it as being a ceiling to go into professional sports because of the fear. i think that's gone now because of jason. he deserves a lot of credit. >> he's getting a lot of support. the president tweeted him. the first lady. david stern. friends and family. charles barkley said something interesting. if you feel differently, it's okay for you to speak up and you shouldn't be criticized. what do you think of that? >> he's right. we're in a different generation now. this isn't the world war ii
generation. this isn't the baby boomers. this is a whole new world where you be yourself. you are able to communicate in so many different ways whether facebook page other social media, you are expected to come out and say who you are. charles is exactly right. >> do you think others will come out? >> yes. no question about it. >> why are you so sure? >> i just think that the support element either you win or lose and support elements are there at a younger age and there aren't -- i'll give you a perfect example. one was raised by two moms. it's crazy. he doesn't get any grief and doesn't have any problem with it and he's proud of that fact. >> bill rhoden said he doesn't think that will happen because locker room culture is still the locker room culture. >> when is the last time bill was in a locker room? if you can win, they don't care
if you're from planet mars. it really has changed. the only place you're going to see hate continue is on twitter. i think we have to be very careful not to take what people say on twitter literally because it's so unanimous. >> collins says i want to play for the mavericks, you say? >> fine. if you can play you can play. period. end of story. >> you think he'll be picked up? >> i don't know. jason has been a journeyman. teams have had him have loved him but he's a backup center. and it's not like those are super difficult to find. where he's gone he's performed well. any team with that need won't hesitate. >> we're in the playoffs. who is going to win? >> you have a game on thursday. it's 3-2. you have a game on thursday. >> i don't know. it's interesting with all of the injuries but you have to say that miami defending champs are the favorite. >> what's the shirt? >> live live. it's one of my businesses about live television. i love the shirt. live live. be yourself. be who you are. >> there was a note this week
that huffington post was going to start broadcasting. will we see a lot of that with online people finding access on cable television? >> you'll see folks transfer from online because doing live television as you guys know better than anybody really drives social media and social media drives live tv. it's well integrated. that doesn't happen online. so i think we'll see online content providers transition to tv. this is the first step. >> why did you decide that partnership? you're known to do all sorts of different things. you like thinking outside of the box. why did you pick them? >> they were open to change. they were open to trying new and different things and it's an experiment. we'll see what happens. i really think that the online audience and the television audience particularly during the day is a very distinct audience. if you are out of your home you're going to use a phone or tablet. in your office you'll use a pc. in your home as you know television is the primary
device. i think they were open to recognizing that. people love to watch television. >> the fact is people are more and more watching television online especially on tablets. >> you want to get the easiest way to watch a show. you want to live live. >> i like that. >> we didn't intend to make this a commercial for you. >> i like it. i'll give you a tag line. by the time you see it on youtube, you've already missed it. you have missed the conversation. >> if you don't want "cbs this morning," you've missed it. >> that's what i tell everybody. >> and he scores. >> shoots and scores. >> nothing but net. thank you, mark cuban. good luck thursday night. >> it's not us. we got bumped. we're done. way to rub it in. thanks, gayle. >> i'm always cheering you on. can a new car have too many features? we'll see how technology could make your commute more dangerous ahead on "cbs this morning."
>> the news from congress last week was so surprising and so welcome. >> both houses of congress moved quickly to give federal aviation administration more flexibility in cutting their budget allowing them to bring back air traffic controllers staffing to 100%. >> a few hours after voting members left capitol hill and headed to the airport for a week-long recess. >> right. >> it's the problem from the sequester that affects them. they don't care about meals on
wheels unless it's rolling down an aisle. >> people say jon stewart is dead on with that. driving while distracted can kill. we know that. in 2011 it was blamed for more than 3,000 deadly crashes. now attention is turning to car makers. government officials worry high tech cars can add to the risk. brian cooley good morning. part of the fun of a cool car is having a very cool dash. that always leads to distracting bells and whistles. >> we see federal guidelines voluntary guidelines so soft soft. lots of carrots. a few sticks. the idea is they give automakers a few basic guidelines. first of all, get rid of text entry while you're driving. you would enter text for things like destination or nowadays to even reply to a text. that's showing up in the dash. they say no video playback in the front row whatsoever.
which can happen right now. and also no support for web apps which we're seeing. facebook and twitter and yelp and open table are now in some dashboards. in dashboards. car makers will vary almost by region of the world whether they let you do this when you're driving or not. german cars let you know whatever you want to do. american cars are different with legal teams that advise them. >> what about talking through bluetooth technology. >> the idea that talking on the phone is distracting is mostly about cognitive distraction and not hands free thing. that was the first red herring early on. it's not about having both hands on the wheel as much as having both lobes of the brain on the task. that's the distracting part about a conversation. conversations will vary widely based on the emotional content of them. we get wrapped up in some conversations. angry. in a fight. your mind goes elsewhere. something fairly routine maybe not so much. >> should this be mandatory? >> i think we're going to see that the government is going to
avoid that charlie. in the past mandatory regulations about technology have failed pretty miserably. the government is not great at figuring out tech. they learned that. these are voluntary guidelines that they are asking the automakers to adopt over the next three model years and this is the first of three phases. this has to do with tech installed by car makers. next phase will affect tech we bring on phones and tablets. next report i talk to you about will be looking at us and our smartphones. >> we all think we can do it. research shows that we cannot talk and drive. we can't text and drive. what is it going to take for people to get help? >> the stigma has to raise. it went from being wrong with lower case w to wrong in upper case w in a space of less than ten years. part of that was madd was involved. this is going to be part of that story. >> brian cooley, thank you. >> that does it for us.
yep. take a look at first warning doppler. we had this area of light rain press through the region. it started here about 4:30 this morning, but a bit of a break. there will be occasional drizzle and rain through the day, with the high of 64. by the way, in the upper 50s right now. 46, occasional rain and drizzle tonight. tomorrow a bit of a change. by the afternoon, maybe a couple of peaks of sun. not a bad thing. high of 70. thursday through sunday, not a big change in the forecast, don? >> thank you.
this morning. a man behind bars, mike schuh stays on this story. >> reporter: good morning, don and everyone. the alleged leader who federal prosecutors ran this jail from behind bars not a day in court. once federal charges were filed, white was transferred to a prison. he was brought back to baltimore to a federal court and he pled not guilty to a series of charges. alleging he got the guards to get him cell phones, drugs, and debit cards and pleading not guilty an officer 8 months pregnant with white's child. he is one of four officers he has impregnated. mike schuh, reporting live, back to you. thank you. the detective in the barnes murder case is charged with assault and bat ar. nicholson assaulted two people in a home in northeast
baltimore. he led the such for barnes a year earlier. he is suspended without pay. a man convicted of beheadings has been sentenced to life in prison. perez was convicted a third time in the 2004 slayings of the three young children in a northeast baltimore apartment. he will be eligible for parole in 10 to 12 years after a codefendant will be retried next month. the mother of one of the friends of a baltimore teen who was found dead in the alley pleads guilty. he pled guilty for helping her son hide the 13-year-old's body. the death was an accident, but she helped her son and another friend hide the body in an alley. sentences is sed for june 13th. now for the first time, the baltimore city police department is taking nonviolent
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