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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it's december 23rd, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning: saturday." a holiday delivery in the form of a massive storm. details on the mess covering more than a dozen states. plus from flying to family to hitting the road for that final gift. we'll check in on the travel crunch across the country. signed, sealed, and delivered in time for christmas. president trump's promise for a tax bill comes through. and they built a billion-dollar home for their team, but it also
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bridges across the industry. a look inside the nfl home that reached more important goals beyond the stadium walls. but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. it was a madhouse upstairs. a lot of people are traveling now. >> getting home for the holidays as winter takes hold. >> bad weather could get in the way for shoppers and travelers. millions dreaming of a white christmas will get it. >> also tracking a lot of cold air coming down from canada. the harshest will be across the northwest. >> a christmas attack foiled. an ex-marine planned to target san francisco. >> you never expect someone to do it, especially your own brother or son. >> president trump's already arrived at his christmas destination, leaving for sunny florida after signing the tax cut law into bill. >> this i
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rocket. >> lift-off. >> the launch appears to be a shiny streak that was seen throughout southern california. >> what the heck is that? no. did you see that? >> it's crazy, dude. >> it looks like a giant sleigh pulling reindeer. >> a giant splash at miami beach. >> oh, no. >> the deadly wildfire, now the largest recorded in history. >> nice day to blow up a couple of buildings in lincoln, nebraska. >> and all that matters. >> the christmas theme. >> check it out. the christmas glow throughout new york city. that's the empire state building. one world traip trade center lit up with green and red lights. >> it looks like a candy cane twirling on top. >> on "cbs this morning: saturday." >> here we go.
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atlanta's out of time-outs. the desperation shot by collins out of nowhere and thunder wins, thunder wins, thunder wins! welcome to the weekend, everyone. i'm anthony mason in with alex jacobson in for alex wagner. thunder won. >> it was a thunderous christmas. >> a lot of people are expecting a white christmas. we've got a wet one. the holiday push is being threatened by a bout of weather. it threatens to slow down christmas plans for millions. >> in missouri heavy snow stopped traffic and led to numerous crashes. several vehicles spun out. the bad weather is happening as a record number of americans are planning some sort of holiday
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expected to travel between now and new year's day. that includes more than 97 million on the roads. for the latest on the forecast, we go to ed curran, meteorologist of our chicago station wbbm-tv. good morning. >> good morning. the timing could not be worse for people traveling. all the rain we saw sliding up to the northeast here where it will be snow and icing as well as rain, and that's why we have winter weather advisories that are up through the day today. winter storm warning up here in the pink area on top of maine here, they could see up to 10 inches of snow across that area. another system moving across the country brings snow as we head into christmas eve in the afternoon. it's in the chicago area. then off to the northeast again. there's more snow that comes your way up there. so we're taking a look at a winter storm warning out here in the denver area that goes until late tonight, and then as we move to the east until noon on sunday, winter weather
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temperatures really dive. arctic air comes in. 9 degrees in billings for today, 31 in chicago. and as we head into christmas day, zero at billions, minus 7. merry christmas, anthony. >> merry christmas indeed, ed curran of our chicago station. >> it's already begun. >> zero. minus 7. that's impressive, ed. thank you. wbbm-tv. thanks, ed. the winter weather is a hurtle for 6 million americans who plan to travel by plane of the next several days. over 655 flights have been delayed and 240 canceled. roxana saberi is at newark's liberty, new jersey. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. over the next several days this airport will be one of the busiest in the country, but so far people here are telling us
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they're in a pretty good mood. aaa expects nearly 6.5 million americans to fly between now and new year's day. many more will be hitting the road. the holiday rush has begun across the country. >> i think it's gotten as good as it can go under the circumstances. >> with a record number of americans expected to travel. >> overall travel has increased about 3% compared to last year. >> reporter: while the travel holiday period is just getting under way, some people have already had their fill. >> my flight left milwaukee. it was a 5:30 departure. i thought it would be really easy, but it was not. >> i'm hoping to avoid the chaos, but i think it's just beginning. >> reporter: early friday morning fire alarms forced people to evacuate dallas love field airport dlag dozens of flights. at l.a.x. carsra
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the terminal from the morning rush to terrell afternoon sfloo we were prepared. we woke up to make sure we get through the traffic. >> reporter: winter weather across the northeast will pose a continuous threat to travelers throughout the weekend. >> about 70% of the united states is subject to ice and snow, so you need to be aware of that before you hit the roads. slow down. >> reporter: weather conditions are already beginning to show like these frost-covered cars filling denver's parking lot. but despite the icy roads, lock lines, and crowded airports, millions are planning to get home for the holidays. aaa say if you're flying, you should arrive two hours ahead of time for domestic flights. if you're driving, leave early in the morning to avoid heavy traffic. the best days to travel are on the holidays themselves. >> roxana saberi. thank you. i'm glad i'm not in that line behind you. for those
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traveling, you have a little more time to finish up holiday shopping. take note, mr. mason. >> really? this is the last one? >> known as super saturday. it's often the biggest day of the year for sales. they estimate more than half of all americans plan to shop today and 51% of last-minute shoppers say they plan to do their purchasing online. that's not stopping some retailers such as kohl's and toys "r" us keeping their doors open all night before finally closing on christmas eve. >> fbi has foiled a plot to terrorize a popular shopping spot. he attempted to provide materiel support to isis. the 26-year-old was allegedly plotting a suicide attack on pier 39, a destination on san francisco's waterfront known for hosting large crowds of tourists.
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what do we know? >> reporter: well, anthony, it comes a week after a sting operation. he was inspired by isis and the recent halloween truck attack in new york. according to newly unsealed court documents, he told an undercover fbi source that he wanted to inflict casualties through the use of a vehicle and firearms and he believed pier 39 in san francisco would be an ideal target. jamison is a 26-year-old tow truck driver in me december toe, california. he's also a former marine, but he was discharged for failing to disclose a history of asthma. he was going to use it to support the cause of isis. he was arrested after the fbi executed a search warrant on his home. they uncovered firearms, explosive materials, and a note taking credit for the planned attack. >> paula, you warned that jamison was possibly tipped off about the fal
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according to court documents on december 18, an fbi agent with an identifiable phone number mistakenly called jamison's phone number and it hung up. he called the number back. it identify the employee by name but it didn't specify he was calling an fbi employee. later he called to set up a meeting but he was rebuffed. he was later told by jamison thought he couldn't do this and that he had reconsidered. so it appears that he may have been aware that he might be under surveillance and no longer wanted to talk to these sources. >> all right. paula reid in washington, thank you. president trump celebrated the first major legislative victory on friday before heading off to florida for the holidays. mr. trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul bill into law three days before the christmas day deadline that republicans set for themselves. >> it was his 92nd bill
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into law during his first year in office. the president is spending the holidays at his south florida resort and is hoping to carry this momentum into his second year in office. chip reid is in palm beach. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president rushed signing the bill without a major ceremony because he wanted to keep his promise to sign it before christmas. he also signed a bill to keep the government open for just one month which guarantees a major battle over spending in january. >> it's not fancy, but it's the oval office. >> reporter: at the last minute president trump moved up signing the tax bill originally set for january. >> i watched the news and they were all saying will he keep his promise and will he sign it by christmas. i called downstairs and i said get it ready, we have to sign it now. >> reporter: signing a hard fought bill into law and assuring most americans they will begin to see t
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down starting in february. most americans will see their tax drop temporarily, but the biggest benefits will go to corporations whose cuts are permanent. the new law also includes a repeal of obamacare's individual mandate. president trump tweeted the most hated part of obamacare is the individual mandate which is being terminated under our just signed tax cut bill. a sentiment echoed by majority leader mitch mcconnell. >> i'd love to see other changes and we're moving toward bills to pass. >> next on the agenda, infrastructure. mr. trump believes it can get done with bipartisan support. >> we're going to have tremendous democrat support on infrastructu infrastructure, you know. i could have started with infrastructure. i wanted to save the easy one for down the road. we'll be having ite
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quickly. >> reporter: but the president cannot simply pass an infrastructure bill without democratic support and they want to pass a bill on immigration first. the president will meet with congressional leaders in january when he returns to washington to discuss legislative priorities for 2018. anthony? >> chip reid with the president in florida. thank you, chip. we've got a lot to talk about this morning. we're joined by a staff writer at "slate." good morning. >> good morning. >> let's talk about the president's biggest legislative victory. how critical do you think it was to get it done before the end of the year? >> it was a big deal not just for the trump administration but for the republican party in general. this is going to be the third or fourth biggest tax cut in history. if you're a fan, you feel pretty good. obviously the administration has had a lot of fits and starts with the agenda. i
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unqualified success, and it was very important for them, i think, to show they were able to succeed legislatively on something. >> polls show there are a lot of americans not happy with this. does this have the potential to come back and bite them? >> i think it's already biting them. 47% of americans in plurality say they approve. at best americans are pretty evenly split on this. it's worse for republicans. there are a lot of americans who think their taxes are going to go up. >> do you think they'll see a shift though? >> it definitely might. you're not going to see the full effect of this on the american taxpayer until they file their taxes in 2019. they're going to have to trust the republicans. when they poll the parties who trust on taxes, democrats have taken the lead oha
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years. >> what does that mean for the midterms, because that's going to be before they see the full effect. >> yeah. i think basically we already know what democratic messaging is going to be. we saw nancy pelosi said this attempted to create a permanent plutocracy. it's going to be a big issue if democrats succeed in making it one and keeping a spotlight on it. obviously the midterms are about an eternity from now. but you could be hard-pressed to craft a better bill than this one. the skew of the benefits toward the wealthiest, it's not something to explain in a populous political climate. they're going to have a hard time. >> we heard chip reid talking about the gop's interest and the president's tr in particular in looking at infrastructure and spending. he said he's not likely to get democratic votes,
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needs. >> absolutely. >> are we leading up to a year in midterms where there's going to be no bipartisan corporation whatsoever? >> there are still important issues where we could see action. with the stopgap funding bill that was just passed this week, they punted on c.h.i.p., the children's health insurance program and also daca. they both have a fair amount of bipartisan support in actually achieving some sort of solution. they're already negotiatinnegot. as far as c.h.i.p. goes, they're basically as an impasse how to fund things, but these are basically issues where there's time pressure to come to some kind of solution. 122 people loose their se their status a day. with c.h.i.p., i mean they're afraid, you know, as many as 2 million people could lose funding. january, thankfully,
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able to pass a stopgap funding measure until mafrmt these are two issues where there's a lot of pressure. i think that's a thing that can draw democrats and republicans closer. >> thank you very much for the latest. a powerful tropical storm hit the southern philippines unleashing mudslides and killing at least 75 people. dozens more are missing. power and communications are cut off. one local mayor said a search and rescue operation is under way for more than 30 people who were swept away by flash floods in a fishing village. authorities in south korea are trying to determine the cause of a fire in an 8-story building that killed 29 and injured others. the fast-moving fire may have started in the ground level of the parking lot. there are also reports some of the emergency stairs were used for storage and were blocked. in california, that massive wildfire that burned
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homes in santa barbara and ventura counties is now the largest in state recorded history. state fire officials say the thomas fire has consumed about 427 square miles. thousands of firefighters have been battling the blaze for almost three weeks. the fire killed at least two people. the miss america organization has placed its ceo on indefinite suspension. it comes 24 hours after the apparent leak of e-mails by sam haskell revealed his criticism of the appearance, intellect, and even the sex lives of former miss americas. he said in his statement, it's, quote, a mistake of words. the miss america board said it's conducting an investigation into the alleged inappropriate communications and how they were shared. police in green bay, wisconsin, says a fired food service worker is in custody this morning after allegedly using his vehicle to attack a former colleague at lambeau
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lot friday and tried to mow him down, ramming several cars in the process. the chase eventually shifted inside. >> at some point the suspect drove his vehicle down the ramp, up a ramp that leads into lambeau field and into the field itself, not on the playing field but in the storage rooms nearby and crashed his vehicle into a storage room inside. >> no one was hurt in the attack. tonight's vikings/packers game is still a go at lambeau field. >> that's a very scary incident. >> and sacred ground. >> yes. "usa today" reports the trump administration will provide lethal weapons to ukraine to fight russian-backed separatists. the new arms include anti-tank missiles. the fighting in ukraine haskilled more than 10,000 people in the past three years. a russian spokesman said the
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process for peace in ukraine. "the new york times" reports federal prosecutors are seeking bank records in groups associated with jared kushner's family's real estate business. deutsche bank reportedly lent millions of dollars. president trump's son-in-law was chief executive until january and still owns a stake? the company. the inquiry is not related to the russian inquiry led by robert mueller. garcetti usually responds to reporter inquiries by stating he's focused on his day job. he seemed to make an exception when he responded to an interview in spanish, i am thinking about it. baltimore
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dik nash said the anthem protest is hurting home game attendance. in a letter to season ticket holders, cass noted that the number of no-shows started to swell immediately after that game, which the ravens lost to the jacksonville jaguars, 47-7. the bbc reports princess michael of kent has apologized for wearing what's called a racist brooch in front of prince harry's fiancee this week. the brooch in question depicts an african woman in the 17th or 18th century. the spokesman said the princess is sorry and distressed that it caused offense. and nebraska's "new york times" reports of an elderly couple who allegedly transported
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police say patrick and barbara giron had 60 pounds of marijuana in the bed of their pickup truck. they were driving it to vermont and were planning to give it from fence jumpers to building intruders, there have been far too many close calls aet the white house. ahead we'll see how the secret service is testing its readiness for the next security preach. >>an
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oh, my god, oh, my god, oh, my god. >> lots of oh, mys and oh, my god. he made a splash-down landing near biscayne bay. he emerged from the plane without injury and swam to safety. there were no other passengers on board. >> glad that had a happy ending. >> yeah. an inside look at apple's incredible new canvas. that was one of "wired magazine's" most read articles. plus it's a building filled with incredible technology. dana will pay a visit to atlanta's new sports stadium and the impact it's
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a white christmas there in portland, maine. welcome back to "cbs this morning: saturday." still to come, incredible cases of incredible aircraft. still ahead, we'll take another look at the once-secret government program that documented ufo sightings, including some by fighter pilots that aren't so easy to dismiss. plus, a renowned surgeon's latest save isn't a patient. it's the beloved new york circus he's brought back from financial failure. we'll see his amazing and unexpected connection in circus life. and from holiday specials to annual commercials, sometimes the warm glow of the holidays comes from your tv screen. we'll look back
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cheer and how it's being updated for our times. but we begin this half hour with keeping the people inside the white house safe. for the first time the secret service is using dogs in part of its response drills to would-be intruders. >> the new effort comes after several security breaches at the executive mansion. chief white house correspondent major gafrt with the first interview with the new secret service director. >> reporter: before dawn at the white house with president trump inside, the residence, a silent night, suddenly roared toward daybre daybreak. a secret service dog alarmed by a would-be intruder rushed the target. part of what the secret service called the first ever live security drill on white house grounds. in his first network news interview, secret service director tex alles told us
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agents need to simulate realtime scenarios. >> you fight like you train. then you train like you fight. we're trying to provide realistic training that would be similar to what would happen if there's app emergency on the white house grounds. >> reporter: there was an emergency in september 2014 when fence-jumper omar gonzalez with a knife in his back pocket raced across the north lawn and into the residence. gonzalez, an army veteran, suffered from mental illness like many fence jumpers apprehended by the secret service. >> and you have to admire the restranltd of officers. the last thing we want do is have to use lethal force, but they're well prepared do it on the grounds, i'll just say that. >> reporter: alles said his agency has been able to reduce fence jumers by adding bike racks along the fence line, but it's a different kind of tletd that has him on alert. >> the most danchtsworthy would be a complex form of
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>> reporter: the service also faces other challenges. >> it is a no-fail mission, and the agency gets the job done no matter what. >> do you have the resources you need for the agency? >> of course, we have funding needs. we've laid those out to congress and the administration. >> reporter: from 2011 to 2015 the secret service, according to a congressional report, lost 10% of its work-force largely due to budget constraints and atrikz. >> i think we understand the sizing of the agency is not currently adequate. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning: saturday," major garrett, the white house. >> that's a skrob that would keep me awake at night. >> he said it there. no fail mission but you have fewer resources. delicate balance that you walk. >> sure is. coming up, it's a game-changer of a stadium. why the atlanta falcons' new home is unlike any before it both in design and its intended impa
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will robots be coming for all of our jobs? that was the topic or at least one of them in "wired magazine's" most read articles of the year. ahead we'll hear about that and others on the list including a look inside apple's new campus. it's a spaceship-like structure that may be the world's most advanced office building. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." ♪ when heartburn hits fight back fast with tums chewy bites. fast relief in every bite.
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as the hunt for russia's most notorious hacker to culture stories look a look at amazon's army of retired workers. those are just some of the stories that made "wired magazine's" list of the top 12 most red of 2017. here to discuss the articles, nick thompson. >> how are you? >> i'm great. let's talk about the face news coming out of macedonia for profit. why did that resonate with people so much? and then i guess the question is can we come bait it now? >> all right. that story came out in the beginning of the year. it was just after the election. it was all about, wait, is that fake news? we sent a reporter to macedonia to a teenager who created a lot of this fake news. he's a totally compelling guy. he doesn't care of the stories. he was looking at a way. there's all these crazy
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>> the second story we wanted to touch on was a story about robots taking over human jobs. >> yes. >> which is obviously something that's talked about a lot, people have considers about. how real actually is it? >> what the article argued is if you look at the data, it doesn't seem like that's happening. one of the examples that stuck is atms. atms come along around all the bank tellers say, they're going to lose their jobs. what it means is the bank tellers do slightly more interesting things and there will more bank tellers than ten years ago. maybe down the line the tellers loose their job. but right now we have a synergistic relationship with robots. we're doing okay. another story we saw, a journalist created a dad-bot to keep his dad alive. >> this is so interesting. this is one of the most emotionally resonating. people say they like click bait. they don't like click bait.
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they like emotional stories that tell us where the future's going. that shows it. these are the most read stories. this particular one, there's a journalist. his father is dying. he takes lots of recordings of his father and he buildings a chat-bot that can sound like his father so his children will remember him. so the story's about how to construct it. a journalist with coding skills. where is this going? we have so many things recording our voices. like there will be bots that sound like us, act like us. >> for those who don't know what chat-bot is, tell us. >> i type something in and it responds the way you would, something about your childhood, things you've said. it talks like you, sounds like you, in a way, it is you. >> anybody who's ever lost you, that voice, losing the voice is one of the biggest things. >> is that great or deeply creepy? that's one of the interesting tensions in the story. he plays it for his
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piece. >> wow. you really can keep somebody alive that way. it's extraordinary. also one of the biggest stories of the year and i think we had you on to talk about this is going inside apple's new facility. >> right. >> most people would to love see it. >> they spent $5 billion. it's like a doughnut or a skyscraper on its u really need a four-story door made out of glass? and he said it depends on how you define the word "need." apple has all the money in the world. they don't know what to do with it. so they built the most extraordinary headquarters on earth. it there's not a single exposed screw. it's the total apple product. >> better to look good. is this sort of setting the bar >>r other companies?
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high. no one else has that much money, no one else can do it. and there are all sorts of critics. but it's pretty amazing. >> do the batteries in the building long? >> they last longer every year. >> nick thompson of "wired magazine." merry christmas. >> merry christmas to you too. >> many ufo sightings can be easily dismissed. but what if the witnesses are air force pilots backed up by video evidence? up next, we'll look at the government program that documented credible cases of incredible objects spotted in american skies. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." jack and jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. all because of a burst water pipe in their house that ruined the hardwood floors in their kitchen. luckily the geico insurance agency had helped them with homeowners insurance
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excitement in southern california. the company's "falcon nine" rocket lifted off from vandenberg air force base at sun set friday. the rocket's glowing con trail coupled with the setting sun caused an unusual streak across the sky. that lead some to wonder on social media if it was an object from out of this world. >> it sure looked like it. earlier this week "the new york times" and politico revealed the existence of a secret government program to investigate ufo sightings. >> it was especially focused on encounters by members of the military like this one, experienced by a u.s. navy pilot off the california coast. >> look at this thing. >> the program began in 2007 and ended five years later. but its former head luis el zon dough is convinced something is out there. >> what we're seeing is
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something that's not traditional aircraft. it's not a drone. not something we can easily say, oh, that's an airport or that belongs to this country or that country. in fact, my submission is that what we're looking at is truly by definition exotic technologies beyond next generation technologies. >> here with more about this pentagon program and the ufo phenomenon is time science editor jeffrey kluger. jeffrey, good morning. >> good morning. >> how surprised were you about this pentagon program? a surprise program with a $22 million budget. >> i was surprised but pleased. that's chump change. but what they're dining and what we've been doing for as long as we've been looking for these kinds of things is simply looking for flying objects that are where they don't -- they're not supposed to be. now, that could be
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threat. we should be looking at it. but on the one-in-a-million/billion chance that it is e.t., we kind of want to know that too. >> is this the revelation that conspiracy theorists have been wondering all along? >> it's impossible to know. remember what they would argue in these cases is that the government knows "a" and that it's covering something up. i don't think this is what they're looking for. all they're looking for, all that's being said here is that the government is doing due diligence. we need to know what objects are that haven't been logged properly. and on the off chance they're e.t., all right, we should know that. >> the program said it ended in 2012. did it really? >> these things have elastic deadlines and it did not end in 2012. the pentagon has a lot of people working on it.
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officially on pentagon's books, there are still people there keeping an eye on these things and analyzing the data that comes in, and they should. >> jeffrey, what's your take on the navy footage that they saw as an ufo. >> i am going to acknowledge it's unusual and intriguing. >> it's not a frisbee. >> it's not a frisbee. but intriguing does not mean extra terrestrial. we have to remember we've always things that looked extraordinary and had extra ordinary things. john glenn thought he had fireflies outsize of his space capsule and it appeared to be ice crystals. remember the advanced research project agency, the skunk works in which they come up with cutting-edge technology, we don't know what they're doing at any moment. we don't know what russian skunk works have or china skunk works have. but this technology d
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be, something that would be beyond what any of us have. >> we should note that this project that the government has was not the first time they've taken on ufos. >> >> no, they haven't. they started looking in 1947 when the fames roswell incident happened from 1952 to 1969. there was the project blue book operation. there are currently other operations going on now. but it's also worth remembering project blue book had investigated 12,000 different potential sightings, only 702 did not have a direct answer, and that doesn't mean they were e.t. it just means they couldn't figure out what they were. >> you come to this from a scientific background. what do you think ufos actually are? >> i generally think -- i do so want to believe they're e.t. because it would make the world a more interesting place. i just don't think they are at this point. there are way too many out there, millions upon trillio
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and the fact that these folks would find their way across the skies when we have an airplane flying, it's a jump shot. >>time magazine's jeffrey clueser. thank you so much. >> thank you. two days before christmas, we're going to look back to seasons's greetings that warmed the hearts of tv viewers. and we'll see how this has been updated for our times. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday."
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the hand drawn an mission first aired on this network in 1966. it was the work of an artist known for his "new yorker" covers. the series of drawings that blekman did served for the basis of the classic cartoon. the artwork was simple, and so because the story. but it won the hearts of millions with its universal holiday message of good will. ♪ >> reporter: now cbs is paying homage to the vintage cartoon with a new set of holiday greetings that share in the essence and message of the original. ♪ cbs along with the swedish design firm brick and anchor point animation spent months creating five new holiday promos that feature animated creatures finding the true meaning o
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the new animated greetings made their debut on thanksgiving day and will run until the end of december. but because of its minute-long running time, cbs only aired the original once this year. >> it remains one of my favorite ads ever. >> i was going to say, there's something in the sim police the i of that that's so amazing. >> it's just lovely. they stopped running it for a while, but it became so popular on youtube, they brought it back. >> the good things we get from youtube. >> that's right. >> absolutely beautiful. speaking of holiday traditions, a california family has set up their christmas tree once again, and you won't believe how long this living pine has been part of the family. for some of you, your local news is next. the rest of you, stick around. you're watching "cbs this
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welcome to "cbs this morning: saturday." i'm anthony mason. >> and i'm dana jacobson in for alex wagner. coming up this hour we'll take you inside the nfl's newest stadium in atlanta and talk with the falcons' team owner about everything from its groundbreaking concession prices to his plans to bring positive change to the city's poorest neighborhoods. and then a dedicated doctor helped the big apple circus survive a financial death. meet the man who's not afraid of a few high-wire act. and with christmas just two days away, time to bust out the punch with the punch brothers. the highly acclaimed band joins
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us for a holiday treat on "saturday sessions." >> we're not going to want to miss that. but first our top story this half hour. winter weather's impact on holiday travel. a snowstorm reaching from texas to the northeast is slowing down the christmas plans for millions. >> for the latest on the forecast, we go to ed curran, meteorologist for our chicago station wbbm-tv. ed, good morning. >> well, the storm system that brought so much rain to the mid south continues to move to the northeast. futurecast shows you it moves to the northeast with snow and rain and icing possible as well. that's why in this area we have a winter weather advisory throughout today and tonight. winter storm warning way up north of maine here. they could get ten inches of snow up there. the second system moving across the country brings snow to areas like chicago by sunday afternoon and then it, too, rides up into the northeast bringing snow thfo
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well as you can see. we're looking at winter storm warning that's in the denver area throughout the day on saturday, moves to the east here through sunday, middle of the day, and areas around iowa and continues on its way. but look at what happens to temperatures. temperatures dive with arctic air rushing in. 9 degrees in billings for today. 20 in fargo and 31 in chicago. for christmas day, though, we're looking at 0 at billings, minus 7 in fargo. dana? >> build a fiefrmt meteorologist ed curran from our chicago station wbbm-tv. thank you. despite the weather more than 107 million americans will be way for today and new year's day. aaa attributes this to lower gasoline prices and a strong economy. but that, of course, means more traffic congestion. >> take i
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travel outside the normal travel times. early in the morning. but avoid traveling overnight and would normally be asleep. micro sleep where you drift off can interfere with your travel. >> more than 6 million are expected to fly this holiday season. more than 65 flights have been delayed, more than 200 others have been canceled. the fbi says it's foiled a terror plot in san francisco on christmas day. jamison was charged with attempting to provide materiel support to isis. >> the 26-year-old former marine was allegedly planning a suicid. cbs correspondent paula reid has more from our washington bureau. >> anthony, this arrest comes after an undercover sting operation that unfolded the past several years. the fbi uncovered that jamison was inspired by isis and that
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recent halloween truck attack in new york. he told undercover fb i sources that he wanted to inflict casualties through the use of a vehicle and firearms and that he believed pier 39 in san francisco would be an ideal target. jamison is a 26-year-old tow truck driver born in me december toe, california. he's also a former marine, but he was discharged for failing to inform them of his as ma. he used his military training and fighting and combat to support isis. they uncovered firearms, explosive materials, and a note taking credit for the planned attack. anthony? >> paula reid in washington. thank you, paula. federal investigators are moving closer to ruling out
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to take at least a year to complete. former astronaut bruce mccanliss has died. he was the first person to fry freely and untethered in space. he was famously captured in this 1974 photograph flying with a hefty jet pack alone and above the earth. he wound up traveling more than 300 feet way from the space shuttle challenger during that spacewalk. bruce mccanliss was 80 years old. here's something that londoners haven't heard in months. [ bell tolling ] the beautiful sound of big ben ringing out f
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since august. the bell's been silent since the four-year renovation began on the palace of westminster's tower. it will sound off only during the holidays through new year's day. >> i can't imagine being there and not hearing it's an inside look at the nfl's newest stadium that's changing more than just team pride. up next we'll talk with atlanta's falcons owner arthur blank about everything from its groundbreaking design to its
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. with a 9-5 record, the atlanta falcons head into tomorrow's game with the new orleans saints in the thick of the nfl's postseason race. while team owner arthur blank has built the falcons into a championship contender, he's also been the driving force behind the construction of a world-class stadium for the team to play in. but blank isn't finished with his rebuilding plan. he hopes the stadium will be the catalyst for change for an entire city. mercedes-benz
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$1.5 billion state-of-the-art home to the nfl's falcons and major league soccer's atlanta united. from its elaborately designed eight-panel retractable roof to its awe-inspiring 1,100-foot halo scoreboard, it may look like a sporting cathedral, but according to the falcons president and ceo rich mckay, it was built to be more like a community center. >> our thooir was not look at what stadium location, where we might put a stadium for the best economics. let's realize we're going to put the stadium downtown and right in the heart of downtown. >> reporter: the stadium is bordered by a thriving commercial district to the north and a dilapidated neighborhood to the west. over the years everybody has thought or said build a stadium here, it will bring money
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city. is that true? >> it doesn't work. not true. so what we were saying to people was this stadium can be catalyst for change. we can bring everybody to the table. we can make an impact on the west side. but it won't just be because we built the building. >> reporter: once home to civil rights legends like martin luther king and julian bond atlanta's historic west side has bun one of the poorest neighborhoods. >> you know, probably 30 years ago it had a population of 55,000 people. now it's about 10% of that now. all the things you look for in a healthy neighborhood they had and then for whatever reason it's gone downhill. >> they started dedicating substantial money and resources to the west side neighborhood. $37 million has already been committed. that has song long time res ends worrying abo
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indication. others still worry changes will never come. >> how much skepticism did you get from a community that obviously had been promised a lot? >> a lot. >> how do you deal with that? >> i think our early behavior was different. we weren't there to write checks. we were there to understand the issues and respond to the issues and reresponsibility to them in a way that's really meaning ffl. >> this neighborhood is literally overlooking the neighborhood behind us. >> it really has the best view of the stadium in the city. >> reporter: frank fehr nan does was part of that response. hired to serve as a community liaison for the foundation's west side development project. >> you can see buildings that are abandoned, busted out lights. >> reporter: fernandez took us through the neighborhood. >> if you were a childr
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born into poverty, you only have a 4% chance of moving out of poverty the higher income brackets. our commitment is geoff fi should not constitute destiny. >> reporter: atlanta's ymca has relocated its headquarters to the west side. sponsors in the stadium were strongly encouraged to invest in the community as well like chick-fil-a. >> and they're going to employ 80 impeachment from the community at this store. all of our corporate partners, all 13 of them have committed to working with us on the west side and have committed nearly $15 million. >> one of the things frank sid to us, it's not going if there and saying we're fixing this -- >> no. >> -- this place will do this. it's doing it together. >> and they have to buy into it. at the end of the day, the answer can't be what we're
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make sense for us and these two don't make sense for us. we'll do the two that makes sense for them. >> what's your measurement here? >> like westside works, a neighborhood program started by the foundation providing job training in fields like technology, nursing, construction, and culinary arts. according to the group, more than 500 people have already been placed in jobs that have brought in $10.5 million in income. people like westside resident toni thomas who one day hopes to have her own food truck. >> do you think it will change your attitude? >> yeah because now people have hope now. at first they wasn't having hope. now you have a lot of people having hope. >> reporter: thomas works at the west nest in mercedes benz stadium, operated by fellow graduates. they offer prices you don't see in most professional sporting facilit
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dogs, and refillable sodas. >> where did that idea come from to just say let's give people food that's affordable in a stadium? >> number one i was always annoyed and irritated as a father having gone to stadiums and events and paying ridiculous prices for everything in the building. so i'd hear fans, just people around me complaining about it all the time. so i said to our management team we need to price it every day the same way they would pay anywhere else they went in the city of atlanta. >> you're a business man. this sounds like this could also help your bottom line in some ways. >> i think over time we'll see that. our volumes are up dramatically from what they were. you know, dana, one of the reasons we wanted to do this was not just for mercedes-benz stadium. it's that if we can rationalize and show people it's not only the right thing for the fans but the right thing for the business as well, we're hoping it will set an example for other people
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throughout the united states. >> reporter: blank says doing the right thing is also at the heart of the westside development project. as for measuring those results -- so when is the westside a success? >> well, it's -- i think it's directionally a success now. over the next three to five yours you'll continue to see progress as we move toward long-term solutions. . i'm very optimistic. >> you know, it's interesting. all the pricing in the stadium made headlines when it opened. that's a huge thing for all the fans. but that development is making a difference. so many people there were promised things before and need the help now. this is physical help. they're working toke and that's the important thick. >> planting a lot of seeds there and hopefully it will grow. from one spectacle to another, the circus. we'll see how one beloved show survived a near-death financial experience with the help of a
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it's been a troubled year for the circus. "the greatest show on earth" the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus shut down after 146 years. here in new york, the big apple circus filed for bankruptcy last year. but it turns out big apple fans are getting an encore, thanks in part to some last-minute medical help. under the big top in new york's lincoln center, the big apple circus is marking its 40th anniversary, but it almost had nothing to celebrate. after declining ticket
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november. then just when the circus needed a lifeline, it found a doctor. >> i think that to let this disappear would have been a crime. >> reporter: dr. neil kahanovitz and a team of investors bought big apple circus at a bankruptcy auction and this holiday season have brought it back to life. there are some people saying you're saving the circus. do you feel that way? >> no person can single-handedly save the circus, but i think as a group, as a big apple circus family, we have saved the circus. >> reporter: what does a surgeon know about running a circus? follow the doctor into his trailer, and you'll find he knows a lot. >> this is actually the trampoline act, and that's me on the bottom. >> that's you on the bottom. >> yeah. >> reporter: he spent five years on the road in the circus life, working his way from
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clown to trapeze artist while he was studying for his medical degree. >> were you a good trapeze artist? >> no. but i used to tell people i was the greste flyer in medicine today. >> there aren't a lot of sur gin trapeze artists. >> that's why i was the best. >> reporter: there's no exaggerating his credentials as one of the country's leading spinal surgeons. dr. kahanovitz has operated on three supreme court justices. >> that's actually pretty cool. >> yeah. it was scary. but it was cool. >> you could throw off the balance of the court with one slip of the knife. >> yeah. i've heard that joke before. >> reporter: the 68-year-old surgeon was about to retire when the call came about big apple. when he agreed to take the job, no surprise, he went looking for the best aerial acts. >> and this year for the first time ever, this is cir
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history, the two most daring feats in the air are being done under the same tent. >> reporter: the flying tunizianis are performing the quadruple somersault on the trapeze, and the fabulous wallendas are performing the seven-person pyramid on the high-wire. it's risky business. in february nik wallenda and his team suffered an accident in training. >> we were again trying to up the ante, raise the limits. we were making an eight-person pyramid four layers high that was 28 feed up. unfortunately we began to lose our balance and we don't know why or particularly what happened. >> reporter: five members hit the ground. his sister lijana was most seriously injured. >> and your sister's doing okay? >> my sister ee doing incredibly well. this happened in februarynd and she's already back on the wire.
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circus industry has to start pushing the limits. >> it hasn't kept up with the times. >> how do you stay relevant? >> you have to keep those people fascinated. >> in two weeks the big apple circus will pack up its tent at lincoln center and head for atlanta and dr. kahanovitz will go with them. >> is it harder running a circus than you thought? >> that's probably the greatest understatement i've ever heard. it eave never worked so hard in my life. this puts medical school to shame. >> how does it feel to come back to the circus after all this time? >> there have been some moenlts where i've been able to sit and watch the show and realize, wow, we did this. >> do you feel like you're closing a circle for yourself in some way? >> you know, it's not so much a circle. i feel like i'm going home. >> yeah? >> to me it's how many people get to run away with
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twice? it's nice to be home. >> it's so great he can do that again. a lot of the aerial performers are trying to convince him to go up on the tra tease again. as you might expect his wife is suggesting that's not such a good idea. >> i like what he said. it's everyone's dream to run away with the circus. >> it was so great to see the tent go up. i was so happy. it's great that it's backes. talk about keeping up with the holiday spirit and keeping it alive, keeping up with dreams, we're going to visit a california family and their beloved christmas tree that beans around longer than their children. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday."
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welcome back to "cbs this morning: saturday." the christmas tree at the rhode island state house didn't quite make it to the holiday. we're sad to say earlier this week it had to be replaced because its needles dried up and some branches were bare. >> but one southern california family is having much better luck with their tree. mireya villarreal has their story. >> reporter: joe and gina mistretta bought this potted scotch pine 34 years ago when it was about 3 feet tall. >> it
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small it could only hold one string of lights and when the holiday was over, out it went. not to the trash or recycling bin, but to a new year-round home in the yard. >> it's got its own shape, it's got its own character, but it's still growing. >> reporter: a few years later joe and gina had two little boys who grew to love christmas morning around their tiny tree. now 27 and 31, it's the only christmas tree michael and joseph have ever known. >> if someone is more traditional for a triangular tree, that's great. but it's really what the tree represents. >> it's like people, you know. it has good years, bad years. but, you know, even when we thought it wasn't going to make it, we were like, what can you do. they said, you can't get rid of this tree, dad. this is our tree. >> reporter: while it looks more like a christmas bush, with a little tlc, it continues to thrive. >> i enjoy trimming it, i go out there, spend a little time with it.
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you doing good? don't worry. i'm going to clean you up a little bit. >> he's a tree talker. >> yeah, i'm a tree talker now. >> reporter: he's repotted the tree four times. it even survived a fire. the home's front door had to be doubled in size so the nearly 300 pound tree can still be rolled in. >> there is no perfect life, there is no perfect tree and we light that way. the ornaments are not put in the perfect spot but they mean something to us. this is from 1940 from my mom's tree. here's one from lake tahoe. joe made this in kindergarten. >> reporter: the tree is a time capsule of their lives. it was here when gina's parents were alive and shared the holidays with them. it was here when michael was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 13 and five years later when he went into remission. >> it's really a family member. you bring it in and you go,
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come on. i've taken care of you the whole year. now it's your turn. >> reporter: it will continue to be here as the family makes new memories. >> there's so many people who have touched this, our lives, and have been part of that tree. we're getting older and the tree's getting older. >> reporter: for he's one of the most celebrated chefs in the world.
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this morning on "the dish," a man credited with revolutionizing scanned naivian cuisi cuisine. growing up in the '60s, clause myer said food in his native denmark was often frozen, canned, and tateless. >> later working in france, he fell in love with great cooking and wanted to bring it home. in 2003 he co-founded copenhagen's "noma." we're thrilled to have you. tell us what you have. >> you have a beat root tatar with horse radish cream. beautiful fingerling potatoes, anasted duck packed with prunes
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caramelized potatoes, braised red cabbage. >> and a malt cider. i have to go back to this line. frozen, canned, and tasteless was how you described food growing up. >> packed with trans fatty acids and stale bread crumbs. it was horrible. the darkest period of any food history and my mother absolutely didn't want to cook. >> so where did you -- what lit the fire for you? >> i think it was the discrepancy of lifting the culinary darkness in denmark and then one year, basking in light. >> where did you take it? once yu had that light, where did you go from there? >> fired up by that light and also i come from a divorced family. my mother became an alcoholic, my father left the building. so exposed to
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food in france, i got like almost like a calling. i wanted to go home to my native country to change food, basically to restart love in the famlies. >> when you tried to change things initially what was the reaction? >> i mean the first 20 years, i did it like an entrepreneur. i more than single-handedly tried to work on imper fekszs. i stumbled across without too much of an impact. then i decided to take a top down approach in 2003 and the idea was to kind of try to build a movement around this cuisine ideology. we ask ourselves a question, if in this food desert we're going to create one of the greatest food cultures in the world, what is it we're bringing to the plate? what are we bringing to the table? what are we doing for the world. then we decided to create a restaurant that would live out this philosophy in the most extreme way >> and very ambitiou
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it in first second. but the point was not to win over every individual in denmark but to win over the most important stakeholders. so we managed to unbolt government research institutions, food companies and basically slowly build momentum. it was difficult to be against the regime movement. >> you talk about that movement. but it's also been about social change for you too. >> coming from this childhood, i always wanted to try to be somebody who would help people in need. i just didn't exactly know how to do it in a smart quay. but in 2010 i found the melting pot foundation, which became my vehicle for bringing crucial resources to struggling neighborhoods. >> claus, ultimately what brought you to new york? >> i learned about restaurants and opening a food hall in the iconic grand central terminal and i cout
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head. i have four women around me, four girls, three daughters and a wife who are deeply in love with new york city and it's the greatest city in the world. i mean there was no way not to do it. >> we're glad they're in love with new york city and glad you came. >> that's right. as you sign the dish, i would ask you if you could have a dish with anyone, past or present, who would it be? >> barack obama and so would martin luther king. >> that's a very good list. >> we like that. thank you, chef meyer, thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. >> you can find more on in the season of red, white, and green, how about blue. up next the punch brothers are here to play us some music for the holidays plus a special perform. stick around. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday."
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this morning in our saturday session, some holiday punch from the punch brothers. the bluegrass giants first got together in 2006 and soon became one of the genre's premier acts. >> this morning with a little help from special guest aoife o'donovan, they're going to play us a modern holiday classic originally recorded by the pogues. this is "fairytail of new york." ♪ it's christmas eve babe in the drunk tank an old man said to me won't make another one ♪ ♪ and then he sang a song that rare old mountain dew i turned m
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and dreamed about you ♪ ♪ got on a lucky one came in 18-1 i've got a feeling this year's for me and you ♪ ♪ so happy christmas i love you baby i can see a better time when all our dreams come true ♪ ♪ ♪ they've got cars big as bars ♪ ♪ they've got rivers of gold
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you ♪ ♪ it owes no place for the old ♪ you promised me broadway was waiting for me ♪ ♪ you were hand? you were pretty ♪ ♪ queen of new york city when the band finishing playing ♪ ♪ then danced through the night the boys of the nypd choir were singing "galloway bay ♪ ♪ and the bells were ridging out for christmas day ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i could have been someone but so could anyone you took my dreams from me
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when i first found you ♪ ♪ i kept them with me babe i put them with my own can't make it all alone i've built my dreams around you ♪ ♪ ♪ and the boys of the nypd choir were singing "galway bay" and the bells were ringing out for christmas day ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ and the boys of the nypd choir were singing
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the bells were ringing out for christmas day ♪ >> don't go away. we'll be right back with more music from the fabulous punch brothers and eva o'donovan. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." >> announcer: "saturday sessions" are sponsored by blue buffalo. you love your pets lime fakly, so feed them like family with blue. he's a nascar champion who's faced thousands of drivers. she's a world-class swimmer who's stared down the best in her sport. but for both of them, the most challenging opponent was...
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♪ ♪ have a great weekend and a wonderful holiday season. >> merry christmas. we leave you now with an original christmas song off his new album. thanks for listening. douglas fir. ♪
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♪ for unto us a child was born that day rejoice ooh, ooh ♪ ♪ so a lot of people sing and christians say then darling in the early morning unto us was born a little girl last may ♪ ♪
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light up her face then we're strapping it to the car ♪ ♪ ♪ for we trim it by the fireplace with the light of the world that our little girl is showing us ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ooh, ooh ♪ unto us ten million children were born last
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♪ rejoice and the government shall rest upon their shoulders bless birthday their names ♪ ♪ wonderful counselor one one wonderful ♪ ♪ no sooner does a fir grow tall in clara's dream then we lose our little girl and gain a sugar plum fairy ♪ ♪ dancing through her kingdom in a brownstone hall as the celesta rings from the tv on the walls ♪ ♪ to the hearst of the world that our little girl's been showing us ♪
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♪ ♪ for unto us is born this day in the city of david a savior which is christ the lord ♪ ♪ whatever we may think of that from syria to
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let every child be
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narrator: today on lucky dog, a timid chihuahua with an unhappy past. brandon: when i went in to pet her she winced her eyes, dropped her body, she was scared. narrator: and a woman with a traumatic past of her own. diane: when i first had my brain injury the whole left side of my body was completely paralyzed and i was in a wheelchair. narrator: if they can overcome a few obstacles they'll have a bright future together. brandon: take the leash and just start walking, go ahead. diane: okay, come on lucy. [music - intrbrandon: i'm brandon mcmillan and i've dedicated my life to saving the lonely, unwanted dogs that are living without hope.


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