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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning. i'm charles osgood and this is sunday morning. children who don't know their biological fathers grow up under a cloud of uncertainty. no wonder so many seek to learn their true family ties.
their birth to a sperm donor the internet and new sense of openness are to solve the mystery. mark strassmann will report our cover story. >> this is probably the most unusual family reunion you'll ever see. many of these brothers and sisters have never actually met each other before. some of them have never met their father. sperm donor no. 2053. >> how many potential kids are out there from a single donor? >> we know of group that somewhere around 200. >> the new way defining family. ahead on "sunday morning." >> osgood: we have questions this morning from norman lear the veteran tv producer who appears to have no thoughts of retiring.
>> norman lear the man behind some of tv's most ground breaking sitcoms is 93 years old. and still at it. >> i am clearly older than a lot of people. but am i old, not yet. >> norman lear still stretching himself at 93. later on "sunday morning." >> good. >> osgood: introducing rhiannon giddens the singer from north carolina whose frame is spreading far and wide. martha teichner will do the honors. >> rhiannon giddens was already a grammy winner. but then legendary record producer offered to put out her
>> what exactly has t-born burnett done for you? >> pushing. >> ahead this "sunday morning" the rise of rhiannon giddens. >> osgood: up, up and away could be the motto of the folks who fly the goodyear blimps. after many years in service they are being replaced by a new class of air ship. lee cowan will take us aboard. >> the goodyear blimp is a slice of floating apple pie. it is pure americana. >> there's nothing like the goodyear blimp. >> but making a change in the skies phasing out the blimps in favor of something else. go? >> of course. it's sad. >> how goodyear plans to continue the tradition later on "sunday morning"?
the latest on the recapture of the mexican druglord known as el chapo. rita braver shows us letters from the hand of earnest hemingway. steve hartman watches a teenage weight lifting star on the rise. and more. but first headlines for this sunday morning the 10th of january, 2016. first things first. nobody won last knit's powerball lottery. so, the jackpot has risen to $1.3 billion. next drawing is wednesday night. good luck. secret interview gave to actor sean penn was released by "rolling stone" helped mexican authorities to track down the notorious druglord el chapo. mexican officials are saying that mexico may be willing to states. again, ben tracy will have more on this mow men tear leave.
celebrates the country's claim of hydrogen bomb. was met by show of force to the south and american b52 carrying nuclear weapons flew low over sec before returning to the base. here is today's weather. going to be cold across the plains and midwest. today's playoff game between vikings and the seahawks in minnesota could be the coldest in nfl history. rain and snow will fall from kentucky into maine. for the week ahead more cold, rain and snow for many of us. not so much california, though. next, el chapo,
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what this campaign is about is to demand that we create an economy that works for all of us rather than a handful of billionaires. if you work 40 hours a week in america, you should not live in poverty. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. >> osgood: as we told you there's a new development in the arrest of the escaped mexican druglord el chapo. "rolling stone" released the story by shawn penn who interviewed him at the escapeees hide out. the magazine held it until now. ben tracy takes a closer look. >> this is the world's most notorious druglord saying he's not responsible for the world's drug problem. what's more remarkable that he's
by actor sean penn. the exclusive interview in "rolling stone" magazine is latest strike twist in the saga of
joaquin guzman known as el chapo, or shorty in spanish. cartel, controlling nearly half of the illegal drug trade between mexico and the united states. he's believed to be responsible for the deaths of more than 34,000 people. mexican authorities say the secret in ii view with sean penn led to his capture on friday. penn met with the fugitive cartel leader this past fall. he later submitted questions to him via text. among the revelation el chapo says he got into the drug trade to provide for his family. that he hasn't used drugs for 20 years says he doesn't go looking for trouble but simply defends himself.
in the form of mexican marines who descended on the town. they stormed the white house and found some of his men with stash of weapon including rocket propelled grenade launcher. el chapo escaped but was later captured brought to this hotel. he was wearing a dirty under shirt and appeared to be unharmed. but a firefight with the drug kingpin's bodyguards left five of them dead. el chapo had escaped mexican prison not once, but twice. so on friday night the mexican government made a very public show of his capture. parading him across the car mac and on to a waiting helicopter. but this was el chapo six months ago in his prison cell. the surveillance video shows him walking into his shower stall, that's where he disappeared down this mile long tunnel and hopped on this retro-fitted motorcycle. the rolling stone interview
flown to germany. last year "60 minutes" bill whitaker reported, and the ingenious places he's built his drug tunnels and escape routes. during the last manhunt, his pursuers discovered this. >> look at this. >> a tunnel entrance also concealed in the plumbing, in this case underneath the shop. >> sean penn says he was in undated with offers from hollywood but ultimately entrusted mexican actress to make a film about his life. while he won't be heading to hollywood, el chapo could very well likely be extradited to the united states. where he is wanted on drug charges in six states. >> chapo said that his worst fears being extradited to the united states. >> andrew is expert on ex coat the wilson center in washington. >> a lot of pressure in mexico is extradite him to the united
and i think mexican officials are going to be very interested in looking at that option. >> but for now, that helicopter el chapo got on fry die night took him back to the very same prison from which he escaped. >> osgood: next. fatherhood many times over. >> sort of young men, 18-0 needed for sperm donation. >> osgood: later, u7, up and away. everyone needs a bff. even your smile. colgate optic white toothpaste goes beyond surface stains to whiten over 3 shades. in fact, it whitens more v than the leading express whitening strip. it' s your smile bff. whiten more just by brushing.
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>> osgood: the interpreter family ties is more than a bit ambiguous for children conceived with the help of a sperm donor. and finally being able to give meaning to the phrase can be a life-changing experience for all concerned. our cover story reported by mark strassmann. >> what are your thoughts going into this. nervous? >> a little bit nervous, yeah. todd white surities walking into the unknown. >> what if they turned out to be really strange and shy, they don't look up they're like antisocial or something. >> four kids are waiting for him a half mile away. >> i don't know what to do. >> one of them is 20 year old sarah malley. >> what makes you nervous? >> what do you say when you're meeting your biological family for the first time. i don't know. >> todd whitehurst is their
the one they're about to meet. he's 49-year-old computer engineer who works for google. in 1998 then a stanford grad the school paper. >> a big ad saying, young men 18-30 needed for sperm donation. it? >> i guess my feeling, the folks who end up going to a sperm bank really want children quite badly. why wouldn't you want that. why wouldn't you want to help those people out? >> whitehurst has two children of his own from previous marriage never expected to meet any of his donor children. sperm banks follow a protocol. all donor dads sign an agreement to remain anonymous. the families on the receiving end are only given basic background information about their donor. his age, ethnicity, height, birth place, education, so on. clinic give them ha unique i.d.
gateway to improbable meetings like the one white surities about to have. >> it's a bit nerve-racking. >> it never would have happened if not for one woman. >> it's innate human desire to want to know where we come from. >> wendy camer is the mother of donor son. she saw how curious he was to learn about his father and found it online database called, the donor sibling registry. it's a networking site for children who want to connect by matching their donor father's i.d. number. 47,000 people have registered including 2300 donor dads. laugh. i want to see him smile. i want to know what he thinks is funny. i want to -- i want to look into hand. >> carey phelps felt that way. >> i have always known that i was donor child. you can imagine a parent with 2-year-old and kid is asking,
>> phelps, the daughter of a single mother, was 14 when she found her donor father. phelps had little information about him but spent two weeks plugging what she did know into an online search. she found seven possible matches. one photo stood out. >> that moment when i saw his face for the first tomb. incredible. her donor dad was todd whitehurst, she e-mailed him, they met, became closer eventually even took vacations together with some of his other donor children. like this trip to cape cod last july. >> i feel that it's the right thing to do f. the children want to meet then it's important i think to be available to meet. >> get ready to watch an extraordinary family moment.
four of whom whitehurst had never met before who are also meeting their siblings for the first time. yeah, it gets complicated. >> what is this moment like for each of you? >> it's awesome. >> this is insane. >> sarah malley a student had learned six months earlier that she and her twin sister jenna were donor babies. she contacted whitehurst through the donor sibling registry and he helped arrange this family gathering. >> what was it like? >> overwhelming. i was worried, like we hugged a whole big thing. >> do you feel father's pride? >> oh, absolutely. when i hear her talking about a hug i want to give her a hug again. >> the reproductive industry
donor dads and their children to meet. >> nobody keeps track of the donors. nobody keeps track of the kids. there's no tracking whatsoever. >> wendy kramer says sperm banks ask mothers to report donor births but it is not required. and no organization links dint clip particulars track the total number of births from a single donor i.d. >> how many potential kids are out there from a single donor? >> nobody really knows. the largest group that we have on our website, we know of a group that somewhere around 200. >> 200 kids. >> right. i don't know about you, but if i knew that i was -- i had 200 half brothers and sisters i would feel like i was part of a herd. it would feel odd. >> whitehurst donated to the same clinic for four years. how many times would you guess, ballpark? >> probably on the order of 400 times.
>> 400 times. >> yeah. >> and consider this, a single donation at a sperm bank can produce as many as 24 sellable vials. whitehurst's 400 donations could have produced 9600 vials for his clip sible to sell. >> how many donor children do you know that you have? >> i have 2. >> 22 kids. >> that i know of. >> you could have family touch football game have enough players for both sides. >> maybe compete with other families, too. >> does that seem a little crazy? >> it does seem crazy. >> but on this cape cod long weekend, there was no sign anyone felt like part of a herd. just a clear curiosity from eight half siblings about each other and about their donor father. >> going forward do you feel a responsibility for their lives?
it's responsibility i feel as an uncle. i realize i'm not their parent. their parents are primarily responsible for them. but if their parents are unable to help them then i would step in and do what i could. you feel love, you want to protect them, you want them to have happy life. but they have all turned out to be really quite remarkable children. >> carey phelps now studies computer science at stanford, just like her donor dad. >> i never felt like there was something missing because i've been so lucky. i'm so wanted, that's something that i think a lot of kids can't say for certain. so being able to meet all of these totally different, but at the same time very related siblings is such an incredible
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the all-new tacoma. toyota. let's go places. >> osgood: now a fridge our sunday morning almanac. january 10, 1949. 67 years ago today. today rca victor unveiled a new breed of phonograph record. the 45. the 7 inches across with 1 1/2 inch hole in the middle. new record played at 45 revolutions per minute. with greater fidelity and clarity than the old 78 rpm.
will agree that rca victor's 45 rpm record is finest and best ever made. >> not everyone agreed including the folks at arch rival columbia records which was promoting new record of its own played at 33 1/3rd rpm. columbia's chairman, we're unable to fathom the purple of the record's revolving at 45 rpm. for columbia couldn't fathom it, generation or two of american young people certainly did. the small size and modest price, the 45 became the stanford for top 40 hit songs not to mention mainstay for the malt shop jukebox. through the 60s, from elvis to the beatles and beyond. millions of american teens first played their favorite songs on a
eventually, however, technology turned against the pint-sized record. >> the first truly sensible approach to tape. >> cassette tapes, cds and online streaming services all eclipsed the 45. and it's 33 1/3rd big brother as well. relegating vinyl records of all types to that most dreaded of categories, music your parents or even your grandparents listened to. but old style record lovers take heart. there's a bit of vinyl revival currently underway with sales of 33 1/3rd lps of 52% between 2013 and 2014. proof positive that what goes around comes around.
so if it is not a good play, perhaps that is what is the matter with it. >> in the 1938, the "new york times" said it was a good play, one of many works where hemingway explored the agony of war. >> he experienced war on many different fronts. >> sean hemingway is enest's grandson, born after his grandfather's death shawn is steeped in family history. >> bumped into ernest hemingway. >> he understands why hemingway is considered one of the most in influential writers of the 20th century. with a series of landmark works that earned him the nobel prize for literature. >> he illuminated the human condition. >> that's absolutely true. he was able to capture emotions in a very direct way, that you read it and you feel it.
interest in ernest hemingway. in the wake of the recent attacks on paris, a moveable feast, his love letter to the city of light, sold out on amazon. hemingway first traveled to paris in the 1920s, part of the lost generation of ex pay tree @writers and artists. >> he introduced himself to gertrude stein, and picasso and miro. >> declan kiely is curator of a new hemingway exhibit that's been parking them in at manhattan's morgan library. he says it was the 1926 novel "the sun also rises" that put ernest hemingway on the map. this is a telegram from -- >> this is dorothy parker writing from new york to hemingway in paris. she says, baby, your book is
isn't it swell? love, dottie. >> made into a film stamping ava gardner entitled the story of a world war 1 veteran with a devastating war injury. >> most shocking thing a man has ever heard. you are going to be -- >> one person who appeared not to fall in love with "the son also rises" was his own mother. >> yeah. i think it could be said that she actively reviled the book. she said every page fills me with a sick loathing. >> undeterred, hemingway developed a reputation for living it up to write it down. a lover of fine liquor, beautiful women, he was married
is it true that you're 98 years old? >> can you believe that? >> no, i can't believe it. >> hemingway biography ae hotchner shared many of those adventures. >> he became a father figure. >> they met in 1948. >> at that point it seems that he was interested in shooting big game, hunting, bull fighting. that wasn't ernest. i mean ernest was not a bull fighting guy. >> neither was hotchner. which one are you? >> the guy in the middle. >> hemingway somehow convinced him to get into a bull ring in spain, yes, with real bulls, and this is the suit? >> that's the suit. >> even buying him this matador suit. >> just remember, it makes the suit look bad.
>> i could no more back out of that than fly. >> you couldn't say no to enest hemingway? >> no. ernest was made for yes. >> luckily there were no mishaps. hemingway never let his fun interfere with his work. >> i work on a -- rewriting the constant searching for a better phrase, bet are word. >> hemingway was completely ruthless with himself. would throw away what other briers would probably have held on to and tried to use. >> in later years, hemingway spent much of his time in key west and havana, often aboard his boat. his novel of a fisherman's epic struggle "the old man and the sea" won a pulitzer prize in 1953. the nobel came a year later. but -- this is when the plunge into madness is beginning?
>> in his latest book, hotchner describes hemingway's increasing depression and paranoia. leading up to his death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 16. it was front page news. the story of a man whose life and work still have the power to move us. >> through it all this was incredible man. a truly a genius of his kind who had an attitude toward living and life that was like no other that i have ever known. before or after. he was an original. and when. >> osgood: ahead. flying high. >> stick your arm out. >> yes.
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giddens was like a musical explosion on stage. what happened next was like an explosion in her life. [ cheering and applause ] >> did you understand the impact of that performance? >> no, no. i had no idea. and i really didn't know until out. i was just like, okay, okay. and then, you know, the conversation with t-bone happened. >> t-bone burnett, the legendary record producer asked giddens whether he could produce her first solo album. >> i've been doing this 50 years now. it's no mystery any more who is
>> the album has been nominated for a grammy. >> i had this list of songs. and i said, well, what do you think about this? he said, great. this was on scale of nothing that i had experienced. i didn't realize what i was getting into. it was a long process of trying to figure out how to make this work without feeling like i was abandoning the chocolate drops. >> in 2005, giddens along with dom and justin robinson started the critically acclaimed grammy winning carolina chocolate drops.
american piece of the history of traditional american muse you can. >> we all had really strong mission to uncover this music, to show it to the world. >> for giddens it's been personal. >> my dad's white. my mom's black and i have struggled with being mixed race. i kind of have found my identity through music. through the muse you can of north carolina and realized that that's my identity. >> but opera not the roots music of her native north carolina was why she left greensboro to study at oberlin college in ohio. yes, opera. why did you end up an opera singer? >> as much as i loved doing it there's so much other stuff, other music that i was getting
i'm so grateful for the training. >> right now, though, she's trying to recognize the rhiannon giddens who is emerging. the down home country girl has grown up and gone glam. the carolina chocolate drops are along for the ride. but giddens is the only original member left and there's no doubt it's her show. >> look. >> touring is nothing new for giddens. between concerts, she grabs moments with her family. here on the campus of the
barbara, during a series of shows on the west coast. her husband, michael laffan and their son, kweeveen and daughter efa travel with her as much as possible. the rest of the time they live in ireland where laffan was born so that the kids will learn irish. on the road, home is a chartered bus. something new, a step up after years of the family and the band driving themselves from concert to concert in rented mini vans. star bus. >> the rock star bus, yes. 12 people on a rock star bus. wait, 13? >> when laffan put his own musical career on hold to make
>> i'm the primary caregiver. i make sure that they have something to eat. >> they agree her career was the priority. >> don't want to slow down now if you ride the wave you might get up further faster. >> last spring she was at the white house belting out a gospel number. the pbs broadcast, but rhiannon giddens was barefoot. you perform in bare feet? >> uh-huh. for me the bare feet are grounding i'm connected to the earth a way that i cannot be any other way. so, as far as she's come and no
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disaster 1937. claimed 36 lives put an end to travel. it's flammable. by contrast the goodyear blimps filled with nonflammable helium have been soaring up, up and away for decades. lee cowan takes us aloft in the latest full size model. >> enjoy your flight. >> it took 93 years of waiting, but alice finally checked this off her bucket list. she climbed into her seat beneath more than 200,000 cubic feet of helium a few moments later alice was headed into the wild blue yonder in the goodyear blimp. it's a rare seat indeed aboard a floating icon. a friend charles kuralt had the same flesh you are nearly 40 years ago.
only he could. >> lovely psychological change on a man, since you know you're not going anywhere fast you become content to go slow. cars pass you by. even seagulls pass you by. none of it seems to matter. >> things haven't changed much since that ride of kuralt's, in fact the goodyear blimps themselves aren't all that different than when they first took to the skies back in 1925. >> it looks pretty vintage. >> it is. it's made out of real wood. you don't find that in aviation any more. >> taylor lavertj one of our pilot only one of only three women worldwide known to fly an air ship. >> luke being in convertible. >> pretty old school flying. cruising speed is only lumbering 35 miles an hour. all taylor has to steer it are cables and pulleys and lot of brute strength.
>> there's a lot of pressure for when you want to make an actual turn, yeah, if you want to pick it up. >> you've got to put all your weight on it. >> a good work out. >> yeah. >> it's all thrillingly quaint. but to some at goodyear the blimps were starting to become
a little too quaint. the time had regretfully come to phase these faithful servants of the air out of service. you grow attached it to. you've done a lot of big events, taken you across the country, to one day everyone say, okay, pull the plug. it's heartbreaking. >> matt st. john flew the last flight of the spirit of america this past summer before she was retired with dignity. >> it was a tough week for us. tougher still for goodyear's ceo richard camer who had big decision to make. >> what do you think would have happened if you hadn't decided to end the program. >> something i don't want to find out.
see the blimp in the skies any more. >> instead, he decided to invest millions of goodyear's marketing money into replacing the old blimps with these, the nt model. it's a new generation of
airship. 50 feet longer about 40 miles an hour faster, capable of cruising at freeway speed. its engines can swivel in place making it far more maneuverable than it's older cousins. inside a kelp stop. technically that makes these new goodyear blimps not really blimpa at all but semi rigid air ships. >> about only thing is the same is the helium lifts the thing. everything else is different. >> the pilot welcomed us aboard. the updated gondola has room for nearly double. complete with a bay window
that seat back there, that is amazing. >> we call that the picture window, because everybody sits back there and takes pictures. it's a beautiful view. there's nothing else like it in aviation. >> gone are the old manual flight controls. replaced with joysticks that operate the airship electronically. is it easy to fly? >> it's different. different to fly. it's not physically challenging. once you get the concepts down, it's not so bad to fly. >> goodyear is building three of these new nt models at this massive hanger in akron, ohio. each is being assembled piece by piece. from parts sent over from a zeppelin company in germany. we know goodyear mainly for its tires, i cost has actually been in the blimp business most of its corporate life. what is all of this?
lost arc room. >> eddie is goodyear's airship historian. in here are the remnants of the company so trusted in early aeronautics it was put under contract to build airships for the u.s. navy. amelia earhart even christened one of them. it's most famous for the uss akron and the ussmacon as big as ocean liners. >> they can look over the horizon. there was no radar looking over the horizon. there was no satellite. >> passengers, too, soon found airships luxurious way to cross atlantic. the hindenburg disaster in 1937 brought an end to it all. >> it's a horrific day, ladies and gentlemen, there are smoke and flames. oh, the humanity.
had little use for airships. but goodyear found a new purpose for its floating billboards. as camera flat forms. >> good, lord, these cameras were huge. >> they were heavy, too. >> basically studio camera in the blimp. >> the first blimp cast was the rose parade back in 1955. from then on, goodyear's aerial tv coverage redefined the way we saw major events, says goodyear's scott baughmaz this was revolutionary. >> incredibly revolutionary and the technology at the time was being developed as we needed it. up. >> we were discovering as we went, absolutely. >> today, goodyear air ships remain the most recognizable eye in the sky above major sporting events, especially college football. we were up for six hours hovering above the miami-clemson game back in october a. goodyear blimp will be watching over
they take on alabama for the college football national championship. for chief pilot jerry hissem it's as good as it gets. >> does it ever get a little tedious just going around a stadium over and over. >> noz really? hours. >> could you really? >> yeah. it's fun. >> there's just one of the old models left, the spirit of innovation, based near los angeles. the one that brought alice gratias back to earth. her ride wasn't just a bucket list moment. present. >> it was wonderful. >> was it everything you thoughtivity was going to be? >> it was. what a birthday. >> what a birthday and what a machine. old mr. new goodyear's floating ambassadors has both secured and preserved the low and slow style of flying, an intimate, friendly
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>> osgood: heavy lifting looks easy. >> at the olympic training center in colorado springs american weight lifters carry a heavy burden, u.s. men's team hasn't won a gold medal in 56 years. but the coach zygmntu smalcerz says that may be ending thanks to one incredible lifter. >> miss hustles are fantastic. >> where is this hercules? you won't believe. here at beaufort high school in south carolina. this 15-year-old cj cummings looks like just another kid.
just another kid. until three years ago when he walked into his first national men's tournament. >> thought i was just like a spectator. >> thought you were a spectator. >> i think so. >> how did you do? >> i got second. >> you got second. >> yes. >> at the age 126. since then he has been dubbed the lebron james much u.s. weight lifting. but even that may be selling him short. last august this 5'4", 150 pound kid attempted the unimagable. >> this is 385 pounds? >> yes. >> picture a kitchen stove on each end of that bar. no american in his weight class had ever done that much in clean and jerk. it's astounding. not until cj came along. >> an american men's record.
coach said a lot of people didn't believe the report. >> i can understand that. because if i wasn't there, i'm telling you. to that end a local professor of sports medicine set up a bunch of cameras and sensors to try to figure out exactly how cj is doing this. but he found nothing special in his technique. proving that cj was either sent here directly from the planet krypton. offer he's just plain strong. and get this. coaches say he's still at least ten years away from reaching his full potential. probably another four until his first olympics. until then he'll be busy inspiring young weight lifters across the country. >> that's what i'm talking 'it. and exercising
a great deal of patience. >> i'll take it as far as i can go. hopefully get a gold medal for the u.s. >> have you thought about a wheaties box? >> what is that? >> what is a wheaties box? >> yeah.
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>> 50 cents, some thanks. >> don't like it? >> i like it. >> why don't i -- it's "sunday morning" on cbs here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: 1970's hit is wop of the break through tv shows norman lear produced. he's still at it as mo rocca has discovered. >> do you prefer senior citizens, the elderly or old people? >> i prefer older. >> older? >> older, yeah. elderly has a connotation. i am clearly older than a lot of people. but am i old? not yet. >> good morning.
during the austin film festival the king of television, 93-year-old norman lear was at it again. >> guess who died? by norman lear. >> he brought toga group of actors for a reading of his newest television comedy. >> guess who died? >> is a comedy about his contemporaries. >> how are you doing? >> terrific. cantaloupe without xanax. can't get out of bed without celebrex. other than that i'm terrific. >> i've been at this for some time as i was aging. people of my age? >> lear says he noticed that older characters were relegated to marginal roles on tv. >> there were no shows about us. about our lives.
problems. you'd think that norman lear would have no problem getting his script produced. after all, this is the man who gave us landmark comedies like "maude" "good times." >> give me one good reason why you married me. >> you was pregnant. >> "all in the family." but since writing his script for "guess who died" five years ago a total of zero network executives has shown interest. television executives think that young people only want to watch other young people. >> they're the same television executives that didn't think archie should say this or that. >> god had intended white people to dance with colored people. >> you can't deal with menopause, you can't deal with
>> just tell me where it is. i'm doing the right thing. not having the baby. >> can't deal with economics. >> i didn't have no people out there marching and protesting. >> no, his uncle got it for him. >> they're not always right. >> finding the funny in the serious began early for lear when he was growing up working class in connecticut. you're nine years old you find out that your father going to prison. what is that like? >> it's terrible. it's terrible. i adored him. >> his father, convicted of selling fake bonds, was sent away to prison for three years. lear still remembers a neighbor's "words of wisdom." >> puts his hand on my shoulder and says, well, you're the man of the house now, norman.
nine years old i'm hearing that. i thought, well, teaches me a lot about the foolishness of the human condition. ultimately it taught me that there's humor everywhere in every situation. >> lear's world view was also shaped by trips to new york city looking out the train window into the apartments of harlem. >> the tenments were like, they felt like they were eight feet away. probably 30 feet. they were very close. the windows leading into the apartments were, you know, very visible and life inside those windows and largely african american. and i used to wonder about them. >> who were these families? >> who were these families? what were they thinking? what were their problems. i also had something in common with them. i knew by then that as a jewish kid there were people who hated me simply for that reason. and i understood certainly by
worse than i had it. >> a few years later lear would look out different windows and see african americans. this time high in the skies over europe. >> how you doing, buddy? >> i hug. >> during world war ii lear was radio operator and gunner, flying more than 50 bombing missions over germany and italy. his escort during some of these dangerous flights, the flamed all-black tuskegee airmen. >> 70 years later. >> a few months ago lear met one of them, professor roscoe brown face to face for the first time. >> i sat down -- i shot down a jet over berlin on a mix that you were on. >> yes. >> march 24, 1945. >> how amazing is it that the
over berlin, no less. >> over berlin. the same day. >> of the tuskegee airmen. >> both men were honored at vet an's day ceremonies in new york city and honored to be with each other. mixes? >> we flew about 100 feet over the bombers. we'd drop down right close to them and our job was to protect them from the enemy fighters. >> i'm probably standing here with him because he was there. >> where does the tension sort of build up for you? >> head to toe. >> today lear is still in fighting shape. most mornings he's up early, stretching and strengthening himself for the day ahead. >> i get applause doing this. >> he probably deserves a standing ovation. >> it does feel good. >> it feels great.
type. he's updating his hit show "one day at a time u. for netflix. this time with a latino cast. >> for what, the good life. >> he has no intention of pulling the plug on his newest project "guess who died?" >> i hope to see it on the air. >> if there is a television executive who can green light a show watching us right now are you available for a meeting? >> oh, yeah. all he has to do is throw up a window and scream, there aren't enough old people on television. i'm not going to take it any more. >> osgood: coming up, what's
to look back and ahead to begin, joe schlesinger. >> the first week of 2016 was the worst ever start to a year for u.s. stocks. with major indexes down over 6%. the cause of the new year's sell off was anxiety over a slow down in chinese growth which sent stocks plummeting roughly 10% over five days. but while the pace of growth inclinen the world's second largest economy is important, this country is not greatly dependent on he can ports to china. yes, there are some companies that rely on the region for sales and earning, but not enough. even with a rotten first week for stocks, to trigger fear, is that the u.s. economy is falling over a cliff. so what's a retirement safer to do? the answer is nothing. you are in this for the long term and that boarding the invest or roller coaster means accepting the ups and the downs.
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>> osgood: how to explain the remarkable subjects says to date of drum. some thoughts from the chief national correspondent of the "new york times" magazine. >> if you're watching television this morning, chances are donald trump will be in your face somewhere. he's been interviewed on some media outlet nearly every day for the last six months often more than once. he can be blustery. >> we taking our country back. we're going to get rid of the stupid people. >> and compelling. >> i love you folks. >> of course controversial. >> we will build a wall that is going to be a real wall, believe me. >> but trump's abiding that he delivers. not substance, always eyeballs. he is box office personified the broadcaster's deal with the did he have it. >> why do you talk so much about the polls?
>> this isn't to say that trump has not tapped into a justifiable frustration among american voters. >> the american dream is dead. we're going to make it bigger and better and stronger than ever before. >> but his appeal to the republican electorate exists separate from the spell he has cast upon the once solemn gate keepers of the fourth estate. think of the media as addicts and trump as heroin. maybe it's the other way around. trump is the addict and attention to his heroin. >> the press is not an honest group of people. >> it's unholy company dependence either way. like most arrangement is comfortable and possibly quite unhealthy. >> consider hear that? >> the media have always walked a tight rope between journalism and entertainment. trump assess senn dehas tripped that balance in favor of the latter. >> president of the united states. donald j. trump. >> we journalists claim to hate ourselves over this.
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>> osgood: here's a look at the week ahead on our "sunday morning" calendar. on monday, jury selection begins in the trial of caesar goodson the second baltimore police officer to be tried in the death of freddie grey last april. on tuesday night president obama delivers his final state of the union address. wednesday is steven foster memorial day, marking the 152nd anniversary of the death of the popular composure who is widely regarded as the father of american music. thursday sees the announcement of this year's academy award nominees. on friday, american astronaut tim kopra and british astronaut tim peake are scheduled to perform a space walk outside the international space station. and on saturday, the north
in detroit opens to the public. to john dickerson in washington for look what's ahead on "face the nation." good morning, john. >> dickerson: good morning, we'll talk to hillary clinton about new revelations on her e-mail story, issue gun control and democratic race. then on republican side we'll talk to chris christie and rand paul and we'll have special conversation with house speaker paul ryan about the issue of poverty. >> osgood: thank you, we'll be watching. next week here on "sunday morning." >> this was most to clean that mess again and again. >> osgood: how the real joy worked her miracles. rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist move to a biologic, ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz is a small pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz can reduce joint pain and swelling in as little as two weeks, and help stop further joint damage. xeljanz can lower your ability to fight infections,
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