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>> always a treat. >> and don't forget that the news continues all day on cbsn bay area. cbs this morning can good morning to our viewers in the west and welcome to "cbs this morning." it is tuesday, august 3rd, 2021. i'm gayle king. that's anthony mason. that's david begnaud. tony is still on baby leave. let's go. doctors fighting the delta variant say these are the darkest days of the pandemic as many americans still refuse to get vaccinated. how some medical workers face what she accomplished on the balance beam this morning plus five-time tokyo olympic medalist caleb dressel joins us at th table with his new hardware. >> can't wait for that. here's today's eye opener. it's your world in 90 seconds.
a come back from simone biles. what she accomplished on the balance beam. five time tokyo gold medallist caeleb dressel joins us at the table with his new hardware. >> looking forward to that. here is today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> 70% of american adults have at least one shot of the vaccine but the number of new covid cases is higher now than during last summer's peak. >> we desperately want to be done with this pandemic, covid-19 is clearly not done with us. south carolina senator lindsey graham has tested positive for covid despite being vaccinated. two more law enforcement officers who responded to the january 6th riot have taken their own lives. they are now the third and fourth officers to defend the capitol to do so. the white house is
pressuring state and local governments to protect renters. >> this after the moratorium expired. >> i'm screwed. pretty much screwed. >> emmy award winning actress kathy griffin tweeted she's being treated for lung cancer. >> a praying mantis. >> that's an alien. >> all that matters. >> the olympics. simone biles returns to competition taking part in the balance beam after dropping out of the all around and three other events. >> simone finished with bronze medal. >> on "cbs this morning." >> there a cat on the field? yeah. the yankees couldn't handle the orioles or this elusive cat. >> this is faster than anybody on the yankees. >> the yankee's ground crew treats it like it's a live grenade. he would be an rbi double later in the game. >> that's an e for the grounds crew. >> we did it. >> leave it to the man in blue. >> this morning's eye opener is presented by progressive making
it easy to bundle insurance. >> the cat was saying, where is the exit? i just want to get out of here. >> random. the more worked up it got. >> we welcome you to "cbs this morning." we'll start with the return of simone biles to gymnastics competition nearly one week after she dropped out of several events. the defending all around gymnastics champion finished with a bronze medal this morning. it was her only event after mental health issues forced her out of competition. gymnasts from china won the gold and silver. jamie yuccas is in tokyo. i'm so glad she got a medal of any color. what's the reaction to her performance today? >> reporter: we all feel this way. she looked relaxed on the podium as she accepted the bronze medal. she waved to the camera and crowd. her fellow athletes and coaches were majorly cheering her on.bi
on her chest and let out a sigh of relief as she nailed her dismount from the beam to win a bronze medal. a welcome ending to a nearly week long break from the olympics after struggling with her mental health. >> i asked her, hey, girl, how are you really doing? she's like, i'm ready, i'm good. >> rachel moore is biles be' be friend. i spoke to her before biles took to the beam. >> she's talked about how important her friends and family are to her and she usually has her parents in the stands to look up to. has she talked about that, missing everybody? >> yeah. she misses all of us. the minute you get home i swear i'll bring you the pizza. she misses our girl time, our family times. >> simone biles is like the rest of us. she wants pizza when she gets home from japan? >> that's all she wants. >> sure to have watched her friend's last chance, moore had one message.
>> she's not in any of this alone. she has so many people behind her. i'm just so proud of her for continuing on and deciding to compete. >> reporter: meanwhile, the u.s. is continuing the quest to rake in more medals than any other country. team u.s.a.'s men's basketball rallied from behind overtaking spain with 29 points from kevin durant as he led them onto the semi-finals. >> he's got it! and that will do it. >> team u.s.a. emerged from the women's beach volleyball finals with a thrilling win over germany. >> the 400, allyson felix third from the left. allyson femin inals. >> now take a look. here's the latest medal count with the u.s. and china fighting for the top spot.
with her bronze medal win, simone biles has seven olympics medals herself. >> wow, jamie. simone biles. i sure hope she feels good or better today. team u.s.a. has a lot to celebrate and be proud of too, don't they? >> absolutely. we were able to listen to a press conference. she sounds confident and happy in the best head space possible. >> jamie yuccas. i heard from reliable sources, john tower, that it's your birthday today. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. thank you. appreciate it. >> i hope you'll get a piece of cake or something during this day. thank you, jamie yuccas. >> you know, gayle, i get two days. i get japan and the u.s. i get two this year. >> something tells me your mom will have something specl you when b thkyu, >> coming up in our next hour, olympic swimmer, that's caleb
olympic swimmer, that's caeleb dressel will join us at the table. he won five medals in tokyo. >> now for the fight against the coronavirus. the u.s. has reached president biden's original vaccination goal. 70% of american adults have now been partially vaccinated but it's not a time for celebration, especially in areas where many people still refuse to get the shots. one of those states is louisiana. take a listen to dr. katherine o'neill. she was the chief medical officer at the largest hospital in the state. here she is talking about the state's vaccination. >> it's not helping enough because it's not happening fast enough. and when you come inside our walls, it is quite obvious to you that these are the darkest days of this pandemic. >> she went on to say her hospital in baton rouge they are out of beds. 17 states still have vaccination rates under 50%. that includes louisiana and missouri and that is where we
find maria this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, david. the show me state has seen enough. here at cox health, they tell me they are struggling to keep up with the highest number of covid patients they have seen since the start of the epidemic. they have brought in a new morgue and are doubling their oxygen and they have rising cases and rising deaths. >> for weeks i would have told you i'm not sure we could take care of 100 patients and now we're at 187. >> steve edwards says some people are putting hospitals on their heels and in some cases are even blaming health care workers under the notion that hospitals are profiting from the pandemic. >> it's disappointing, right? i liken it to people returning from war and someone spitting in eir eythate ofur nurses feel. one of our nurses said that's
literally happened to her. >> springfield, missouri, has seen a dramatic rise of covid cases with cases doubling in less than a month. with the vaccination rate hovering just above 40%, springfield's public schools are requiring all students and staff wear masks when school starts up again in three weeks. katie towns is the director of green county health department. >> this time around the disease has affected those who are unvaccinated which has made this disease really translate into a younger demographic. >> reporter: like immunocompromised jack clingenbeard who was the first to be diagnosed with covid during his senior year and one of the first to get vaccinated in early february. >> how i saw it was if i get it, then i can do -- i can go back to normal things.
if i don't, i'm still back to ogssing forwar >> not everyone y feels that way. his mom has been fighting vaccine hesitancy in her own home for months. >> it split our family. i have one son that will not get vaccinated and i hope he's watching. i don't know what the split is. it seems to me like there's no in between. you're either absolutely or absolutely not. and i've yet to figure out what the absolutely not is about. >> reporter: we are seeing that kind of split all over the country right now. here in missouri health officials are doing all they can to combat that misinformation. they are trying to flood social media and work with local partners to get the information out. they are beefing up their incentives. one of the incentives is a state-funded raffle. whatever they are doing here in missouri, it has seemed to work or the power of mom.
last night we got a text message. she said her last holdout son has decided to get vaccinated and he's promised to do it today. anthony? >> good news, maria. a federal ban on evictions during the pandemic just expired and the impact can be seen in courtrooms across america. tenants behind on rent want to keep their homes. landlords want to be paid and none of them can understand why the government won't help. we are at the white house. what are officials there saying? >> reporter: good morning, anthony. administration officials say they are actively looking for a legal path to renew that eviction ban after the supreme court said it would be up to congress. the white house is coming up short urging states and cities to take action. >> right now i don't know. i have no plan. i'm screwed. >> reporter: louis has three weeks to find a new home after
a rhode island judge ruled in favor of his landlord who evicted him. now the 43-year-old landscaper says he has nowhere to go. >> i feel helpless. i feel like i can't do anything. >> reporter: he's among the estimated 3.6 million renters who say they are likely to be forced from their homes since the federal eviction moratorium expired over the weekend. after congress failed to pass legislation to extend the ban, house speaker nancy pelosi urged the cdc to do it, but on monday the white house said the agency has been unable to find legal authority despite an aggressive attempt. >> the president's not only kicked the tires, he has double, triple, quadruple checd. generling w's in char of the administration's covid-19 relief plans called on state and local governments to adopt their own eviction measures like in california and new jersey. sperling also called them out for being too slow to distribute nearly $47 billion of federal
aid. >> the president is clear, if some states and localities can get this out efficiently and effectively, there's no reason every state and locality can't. >> it's like this hot potato game. >> cory bush once homeless herself blasted her colleagues and the white house. >> this is not the pta coming in taking care of this. these are people who are paid to represent. >> gene sperling says excessive cautiousness and conservatism is one reason why he thinks state and local governments have been so slow to issue those funds. his message, this is not the time to be overly careful because people need that money right now. david? >> thank you for highlighting this. nearly seven months after the assault on the capitol washington d.c.'s metropolitan police department lost two officers to suicide.
that's raised the total to 4 by the attack of supporters of president trump. kris van cleave is looking at the impact. kris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is heartbreaking. think back one week ago. we were watching as officers battled back their emotions as they provided harrowing testimony about their terrifying experiences during the attack on the capitol on january 6th. now we're learning the dc police department is mourning the loss of two of their own, an 18 year veteran and 5 year veteran both lost to suicide. officer gunther hashida was found dead at his home according to dc police on thursday.
he was assigned to the emergency response team. according to the obituary, he died just shy of his 44th birthday. officer kyle deprytag was found dead. i recently spoke with d.c. police officer michael fanone about the impacts of the insurrection on him. >> how has it affected you now? >> there was a time where i dealt with severe and i still experience severe depression, you know, almost debilitating. early on i had bouts of just absolute rage. i think that was like the overwhelming emotion that i experienced, like pretty early on. or just like unbelievable sadness. almost unexplained at the time. you know -- >> the justice department has charged more than 550 people in relation to the attack on the capitol on january 6th and the house select committee is continuing its investigation into what happened. gayle. >> thank you very much, kris. turning to climate change and the worsening drought, more than 46% of the state of
california is considered to be in exceptional drought. that's up over 5% three months ago. some communities are running out of water and are forced to rely on water trucks after their wells dried up. carter evans traveled to the popular northern california tourist town of . carter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. walking through the 170-year-old town is like taking a step back in time. the same can be said for its water supply here. you see most homes and businesses, well, they use an old well somewhere on the property for their water and the drought has caused many of those wells to run dry. this is what it's come to. businesses like the allegria inn trucking in water so guests can take a shower. >> right now about $600 for 3500 gallons. >> that lasts you about a week you're saying? >> that's lasting about a week. >> inn owner conserves as much as he can using dirty dish water for the flowers and buying new
lightweight sheets for guest beds. >> you can get more of them into one load of wash and you can cut your water use significantly by going to these sheets. >> reporter: most people across the united states cannot imagine a situation where they turn on the tap and no water comes out. >> that's what happens to julian wells. >> right now there's just no water. >> three nights a week the kitchen is dark and the dining rooms empty. he already pays $3600 a month to fill up this water tank. >> looks like about half i'd say. >> so that will get us through 2 1/2 days of business. >> why don't you just get more water trucked in? >> the problem with that is these towns on the coast are starting to shut off the sale of water. >> so the trucks can't get water to bring to you. >> yeah. >> is this an emergency? >> absolutely. >> ryan roads is in charge of groundwater management for the
town. >> without rainfall the aquifers are being depleted. >> everything is on the table for a solution, even bringing water by train from 40 miles away. but can neighboring communities spare any? >> people are scared. they don't know what the future is going to bring and they're not likely to want to give up what reserves of water they have. >> because they could be the next town in this trouble? >> they absolutely could be. >> if too many towns shut off the spigot -- >> what happens then? >> we're out of luck. we'll have to start shutting down. >> what's the solution? >> i don't know. i really don't know. >> how can you run a business and live like this? >> well, it's not sustainable, let's just say that. >> reporter: so a big problem here is getting tourists. some 2,000 of them a day to understand just how critical this crisis is. there are signs all over town warning people to conserve water. some businesses are closing their bathrooms and putting port-a-potties outside.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." there are new questions about how police handle mental health calls following disturbing video of a sheriff's deputy restraining an 18-year-old. the deputy was responding to a 911 call that the teenager, nikaya trigg was jumping in front of cars and threatening suicide but she was not doing either when he approached her. our national correspondent spoke with the teenager's mother. hi, good morning. >> the teenager's mother, as you all can imagine, was highly upset by this. the kauffman county sheriff's department is conducting an internal investigation. the deputy is currently on administrative leave. the family says he deserves to
be fired after the assault and questioning why he responded in the first place. we want to warn you some of the video you're about to see is disturbing. >> what's wrong? >> reporter: newly released body cam footage shows a sheriff's deputy following a barefoot 18-year-old as she was walking home last tuesday. >> what's your address? >> reporter: the sheriff's office had received calls about a young lady in the neighborhood attempting suicide by jumping into oncoming traffic. >> there's a young lady, african-american lady walking in the middle of the street. i'm keeping an eye on her because i don't want anything to happen to her. >> three people had to swerve out of the y, m ined. escalate he tries to stop the visibly upset teen from walking away. >> we got a call you were jumping out in front of calls. >> can i go? >> where do you live? skbl down there.
>> you can't go anywhere. >> why? >> okay? >> let me call my sister. i don't want to get hurt. >> i'm not going to hurt you. okay. stop pulling away. >> i don't want you to hurt me. >> if you keep pulling away i've got to put you in handcuffs. >> martin's body camera falls to the ground. for more than two minutes the officer is on top of trigg. >> i can't breathe. get off of me. i can't breathe. >> she was probably afraid that she was about to be arrested or worse. he was expecting a person who was in a crisis to be able to calm down and follow commands and i don't know how realistic that is. >> lisa daily is with the treatment advocacy ntert hheng with police. >> what do you think could have been done differently? >> you can have first responders that are not police or that the police are available but they aren't the primary response so
you might have somebody who's really trained in de-escalating -- >> the sheriff's office said martin was following protocol adding that in an effort to prevent the female from running into traffic or sustaining an injury, deputy martin executed a controlled technique. it's called a top mount. it is commonly used in jew jit sue and allows the deputy to control the lower body without impeding breathing. nikki ray is her mother. >> if that is a statement that would have been a move he needed to do when she was still on the main road attempting to run in front of cars. when he got out of his vehicle and approached my daughter she was on the sidewalk and about to cross the street headed home. >> when she arrived on scene she heard her daughter saying she couldn't breathe. >> do you wonder what would have happened had you not gotten there sooner? >> there is one thing that i don't even want to think about. >> why do she need handcuffs?
>> trigg was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation and released 15 minutes later. >> if someone is in mental distress, law enforcen reond to criminal in mental distress. >> kim t. cole is the family's attorney and echos the concerns about law enforcement and situations involving mental health. >> they do not have the training for it. they're called out when someone has broken the law. this is not the same as a teenage girl who is having an emotional moment. >> reporter: when trigg complained the handcuffs were too tight. ray couldn't understand why she was handcuffed. she reached to rub her daughter's wrists to calm her down but police say ray struck the deputy. the video is not clear what's happened. ray has been charged with
assault on a public servant. another concern for ray, she got a call from the sheriff's office that deputy martin tested positive for covid. >> deputy martin who was on top of her daughter. >> has her daughter been tested yet? >> her daughter has been tested. the mother's results came in. they're negative. she's still awaiting her daughter's results. this is -- you know, you cover these stories all the time. >> yes. >> you're thankful that we have the video. >> yes. >> so we can ask the questions. this is under investigation and the officer's on administrative leave. >> i'm thankful. i'm so glad the girl is alive. >> yeah. >> but i don't understand why hindsight is 2020, why didn't he just walk behind her and see where she's going. >> walk her home. >> she's clearly upset and afraid. >> this is a perfectf ing ter allegation anyone else. erlf
>> the fact that the mother was trying to de-escalate the situation. she was very aware of the optics and she got down to the same level as that deputy to say, what's going on? >> use of handcuffs is just inexplicable. >> i think a lot can be learned here. thank you. coming up, we will take you to florida's space coast. see why the stakes are so high for today's test flight of boeing's brand-new space ship. we'll see what that bad boy looks like. come on back. hauls like an f-150, thinks like an f-150, and powers like an f-150, it must be an f-150, hybrid. the 2021 f-150 powerboost hybrid with 570 lb ft of torque and 12,700 lbs of max available towing. ♪ irresistibly delicious. ♪ with 570 lb ft of torque ♪ pour some almond breeze. ♪
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high stakes test flight are the starliner space flight. nobody will be in the capsule but boeing needs to proof the starliner can fly safely to and from the space station before astronauts are cleared for trips. mark strassmann has the story. >> good morning to you. boeing's starliner flies autono autonomously, but 18 months ago software issues derailed the first flight. today's launch is the company's expensive doov-over. the main customer is nasa and nasa will be watching closely. >> 3, 2, 1. and liftoff! >> reporter: space is hard. so hard it can make even the biggest aerospace company in the world feel small. >> now passing through max steam. >> reporter: for boeing that was december 2019. >> and we have good indication of separation of the orp
capsule. >> reporter: minutes after separating from the rocket's second stage boeing's starliner flew into trouble. its on board engineseer boostin spacecraft into orbit. that did not happen. >> we do have an off nominal insertion reported. >> reporter: another problem, flight controllers could not communicate with starliner. by the time they could, it was too late. without enough fuel to reach the international space station, starliner returned to earth. >> starliner touches down on the desert in new mexico. >> reporter: they recommended 80 actions before starliner flies against. >> reporter: chris ferguson has spent the last decade developing boeing starliner. >> reporter: was it humbling? >> i think humbling is a good word to use. everyone took a step back and look and see where we came up short and see where we needed to sort of bolster.
company wide there was a lot of introspection. >> reporter: in 2014oeing multi-billion dollar contracts to ferry its astronauts to and from the i.s.s. both companies suffered set backs. >> look at them go. >> reporter: but spacex has flown ten astronauts over three flights to the i.s.s. in the last year. >> do you still believe having a second option is necessary? >> absolutely. >> reporter: bill nelson is nasa's administrator. >> what if we had only selected boeing? we would still be on the ground. we would still be relying on the russians. i think the proof's in the pudding. >> reporter: nobody will follow this flight more closely than the people training to fly on the first crewed flight like mike fink. >> from what we can see and all the testing we've done on the ground, we think it should go well. boeing has put a lot of effort and a lot of their heart into
this spacecraft and we're looking forward to watching it and enjoying it with them. >> reporter: the new and improved starliner rolled out of boeing's factory and off to the launch pad. the capsule was hoisted on top of the atlas 5 rocket ready for today's launch, boeing's chance to redeem its space reputation. >> is there a fair amount of pressure on the company to nail this one? >> there is a perceptible need to go out and be highly successful. some of the pressure is self-induced. they want to see us be very successful as well. >> reporter: boeing will spend $400 million repeating this test flight. if today's launch is a go, starliner will dock to the i.s.s. tomorrow, spend a couple of days there and come back to earth on monday. if all goes well, boeing could begin flying people by the end of this year. anthony, a lot riding on this rocket for boeing. >> 400 million.
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♪ yep, it's still tuesday, august 3rd, 2021. that's anthony mason, that's david begnaud and tony still on baby leave. that's a good thing. simone biles makes her big return to the olympic spotlight. how she returned on her own terms. caeleb dressel came out with five gold medals. he is here in our studio. we're going to talk to an athlete who is a trailblazer for nursing mothers seeking olympic >>tirst here'today's eye 8:00.
imon biltiompetition nearly one week after she dropped out of several events. >> simone biles now has seven olympic medals, the most by any american female gymnast. hospital workers tell me they are struggling to keep up with the highest numbers of covid patients they have seen since the start of the pandemic. a week ago, officers provided harrowing testimony about their terrifying experiences on january 6. now the d.c. police department is mourning a loss of two of their own to suicide. officials say they are actively looking for a legal path to renew that eviction ban, but so far the white house is coming up short, urging states and cities to take action. a woman accidentally dropped her sunglasses in an enclosure at a zoo in i undersndonesia. this is now an affectionate icon. she flicked away her baby's hand when he tried to take them off
her face. >> the zoo people prompted her to throw them back. >> i love that video because she knew exactly what to do. somebody dropped their glasses. i think that's so cute. the baby watching, too. we welcome you back to "cbs this morning." we begin with olympic champion simone biles is back, have you heard, after a rocky start to the games in tokyo. you know she missed a full week of competition due to some mental health concerns, but now she will leave her second olympics with not one, but two medals, one silver with the team and the bronze for herself on the balance beam. go, simone. jamie yuccas is in tokyo for us. happy birthday to you. >> i appreciate that, gayle, but it was a remarkable comeback for biles who now has seven olympda female gymnast in u.s. history.
her performance was especially impressive given that her reason for dropping out in the first place was the twisties, when gymnasts have difficulty knowing where they are in the air due to a mental block. in a press conference after the sd s didot want to jeopardize her mental health for the sport, so she waited until she felt she was ready to compete. >> to bring attention to mental health, i think it should be talked about a lot more, especially with athletes because i know some of us are going through the same things and we're always told to push through it, but we're all a little bit older now and we can speak for ourselves. at the end of the day, we're not just entertainment, we're humans, and there are things going on behind the scenes that we're trying to juggle with as well. wilhelm crushed his own record yesterday, getting the
gold. you can see the shock on his face as he crossed the finish line in just 40 seconds, shaving 6 seconds off the previous time for the men's 400. anthony? >> i love what simone biles said, we're not just entertainment, we're humans. in tokyo again, thanks, jamie. rock climbing made its olympic debut. they call it sport climbing at the games. four years ago professional rock climber alex honnold became the first person to climb the 3,000-foot cliff at el capitan in yosemite national park without any ropes. his historic feat was captured in the academy award-winning documentary "free solo." he's now the co-host of a new podcast, climbing gold. alex honnold joins us. good morning. thank you for being with us. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> can you tell me, i'm curious how you feel the impact for
being in the olympics for climbing will go over. >> that's exactly what we look at"cmbing gold," what the olympics will mean do for climb. it's hard to know if the olympic bump will be any bigger than climbing is already seeing due to the growth in gyms and climbing in general. >> the u.s. sent four climbers to tokyo. who will be particularly watching out for? >> i've been watching the male qualificatiohi morning already, duffey has been doing very well, and we'll see how he does. i would say team usa is outperforming expectations already.
>> alex, you know there has to be people watching who are thinking, this guy is crazy, he climbs this with nothing? what does it take to want to do that? talk to those of us who are sitting there going, yeah, no way i'm doing that. >> i would say it's more complicated than you might think. free climbing is the cap of climbing for me, and i've been climbing myself for 25 years. so, you know, you watch a little clip and you're like, that looks crazy, but you have to put it in the proper context of years of practice, a lifetime of dedication to this and a constant pursuit of stead u ier --know, basically pushing through challenges as i go. >> is there a fear? >> sure, there's a fear when you start. that's why it takes 25 years of practice and preparation, all those things. i'm just as a prayefraid of fal off something as anybody else. the key is making sure i won't fall off. >> how do you get to that point,
alex? i'm trying to figure out what it takes, because i can't even imagine what it would take to learn how to do this. what do you focus on to make this happen? >> well, i think a lot of it is just desensitizing myself over time, basically becoming comfortable in that position, steadily increasing my exposure to those kinds of areas, progressively increasing the load, doing things that are similar and slightly harder and slightly harder, and getting to the place where you're doing something that is actually quite hard. >> i read that you essentially memorized 3,000 feet of climbing for el capitan, is that right? >> yeah, that is basically true in that case, and that's because el capitan was such a big challenge for me that that's kind of what it required. that's not always the case. it's not like every t rigoroly, bu in my cas e capltike it >> what exactly are you m
memorizing? when i look at it, it looks all the same to me. help us understand how you do what you do. >> in the spirit of climbing in the olympics, i feel like this is a good analogy, because so much of climbing is the problem solving, figuring out where to put each hand, where to put your feet and basically figuring out how to climb the problem. i was memorizing right hand, left hand, how to stay balanced on my feet, and that's what the olympics are struggling with basically as we speak. >> we've all heard people say on television, don't try this at home. what do you say to people who want to try what you do? is this something anyone can do? what type of person does it take? >> i say if someone gives it 25 years of practice, go right ahead. you just need enough preparation to do it. >> alex, what's next to you? how do you top el cap? >> it's hard to say. i'm working on a few climbing projects. i'm here in my garage training as much as possible. i've been working on the podcast and following the olympics
closely. basically i'm just pursuing my own personal climbing projects. >> do you wish you had a shot at the olympics? >> not really. >> what kind of training goes on in ♪ this is a cbs news special report. new york state attorney general, lutishau james, is having a news conference on allegations of sexual misconduct on governor andrew cuomo. >> i'll make a brief statement and then turn it over to miss clark and to mr. kim, who will delve into the investigation's findings. the independent investigation has concluded. and governor andrewn dng so,
specifically, the investigations found that governor andrew cuomo sexually harassed current and former new york state employees by engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and offensive nature that created a hostile work environment for women. the investigators independently cooperated and -- corroborated and substantiated these facts through interviews and evidence, including contemporaneous notes and communication. this evidence will be made available to the public, along with the report. aber of women puhagesexual har cuomo. and on march 1st of this year,
the governor's office made a referral to my office, pursuant to state executive law 638 regarding these allegations. executive law section 6338 permits the new york attorney general's office, with the approve of the governor, or when directed by the governor, to inquire into matters concerning the public peace, the public safety, and public justice. this referral issued by the governor enabled by office to appoint independent, outside investigators to look into these allegations. and on march 8th, 2021, anne clark and june kim, they were officially deputized as special deputies. miss clark and mr. kim and their respective firms were chosen to lead this investigation because of their decades of work at the highest levels. their deep expertise on matters
in question. and their careers fighting to uphold the rule of law. >> anne clark is a partner where she focuses on employment law issue on behalf of employees at trial and appellate level said. and during her more than 30-year career, miss clark has represented clients in a variety of employment, sexual harassment and other discrimination cases in the private sector in government. she has deep experience with retaliation, whistle-blower, breach of contract and compensation and benefit cases. june kim is a clearly, gotly, steam and hamilton, llp, and for more than two decades he has worked at the highest levels of government and private practice. from march 2017 to january 2018,
he served as the acting united states attorney for the southern district of new york. as the most senior federal law enforcement officer in the district, he over saw all criminal and civil litigation conducted on behalf of the united states. before becoming acting united states attorney, mr. kim served in various leadership positions in the office, including deputy united states attorney, chief of the criminal division and chief counsel to the united states attorney. mr. kim and miss clark are experienced, credible and deeply respected professionals. and together they insure this investigation was both independent and thorough. over the course of the five-month investigation, the investigators spoke to 179
individuals. including complainants, current and former members of the executive chamber, state troopers, additional state employees, and others who interacted regularly with the governor. in addition, they reviewed more than 74,000 pieces of evidence. including documents, emails, texts, audio files. and pictures. these interviews and pieces of evidence reveal a deeply disturbing, yet clear picture. governor cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees in violation of both federal and state laws. the independent investigation found governor cuomo harassed multiple women, many of whom were young women. by engaging in unwanted groping.
kisses, hugging, and by making inappropriate comments. further, the governor and his senior team took actions to retaliate against at least one former employee for coming forward with her story. her truth. governor cuomo's administration fostered a toxic workplace that enabled harassment and created a hostile work environment where staffers did not feel comefortable coming forward given the fear and power dynamics. the investigators found governor cuomo's actions and those of the executive chamber violated multiple state and federal laws. as well as the executive chamber's own written policies. this investigation has revealed conduct that corrodes the very
fabric and character of our state government. and shines light on injustice that can be present at the highest levels of government. but nun of this, none of this would have been illuminated if not for the heroic women who came forward. and i am inspired by all the brave women who came forward but more importantly, i believe them. and i thank them for their bravery. and i thank the independent investigators for their professionalism, despite the atacts and for their dogged determination. that brought us to the truth. and now we will hear from june kim and ann clark, who will walk
us through the report in their findings. >> a devastating indictment of governor cuomo by leticia james, accusing him of sexually harassing multiple women and violating multiple state and federal laws. jericka. >> reporter: this was a very extensive investigation as leticia james, the state attorney general noted, this was five months long, 179 former individuals interviewed and over 74,000 pieces of emails, text messages, documents to corroborate what these women said happened. you may remember the exclusive interview with one of the victims, charlotte bennet, who said the governor, at 25 years
old, had asked her about her sex life, if she ever had sex with older men, saying it was inappropriate. everything we heard today is what we've been reporting and hearing for the last several months, that women said they were sexually harassed, comments. and this was a toxic work environment, which is what we heard from letici james. governor cuomo said he did nothing wrong. in fact, an interview that he reread it said i was eager to get to the facts. well, the facts today point to what the attorney general said, that the governor of new york state harassed women, violated their rights and these were state and federal crimes that were committed. >> we should note at one point that governor said he felt embarrassed and apologized for
making anyone feel uncomefort lk. but he has denied any wrong doing. ricky, we heard the attorney general say the governor violated multiple federal and state laws. what could this lead to for the governor? >> other than dealing with sexual discrimination and retaliation, you're dealing with the crime of forcible touching in the state of new york. if it occurred and is proven within four years of indictment and groping have to do with touching someone in their private areas, could get to the level of touching of the back to the but ocs.
and the allegation of groping a woman's breast that has been in the public as an allegation. in addition, we have to consider the poslkt of the federal government if they look at this. is this a civil rights violation? can itby within the statute of limitations? however, when we're dealing with the governor, anthony, we're not only dealing with criminal trials and civil cases, but we're dealing with his political future because ultimately there is the question of impeachment by the new york legislature, who is spokesperson on the assembly side had said the report of leticia james would not be sufficient by itself. that it would be one element of consideration.
if they went forward with impeachment, they would look at other things, such as the book deal, if there were imprurities writing the book. and deal with the question of the nursing home scandal. so, the governor is literally fighting for his political life. certainly we know that as of today. >> and he could have faced charges down the road. once again an independent investigation by the new york state attorney general has found governor cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, violated multiple federal and state laws with unwelcome nonwanted tohioms and creating what they call a hostile work environment. you can watch it or download our app on cell phone or connected tv. there will be more tonight on
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's that time again. time to bring you some stories that are the talk of the table this morning. david's kicking it off. >> here we go. my talk of the table looks at the dating trend. i'm talking about video chatting before you actually meet someone in real life. so dating apps are adjusting to that. tinder says almost half of its users had a video chat with a match during the pandemic. 40% of them they say plan to continue meeting. the app recently announced new tools to allow users to get acquainted online. 2020 was the busiest all year. >> i met my partner on dating
app. >> i used to never admit it. >> but if they would have had video chatting, it would have saved me so much time. >> i would think so. >> think about it. >> david, i didn't know that's how you guys met. i would so do it if i wasn't on television. >> gayle, the first time i chatted with jeremy. can we talk on the phone? he goes, no. he almost ended it there because he didn't want to talk on the phone. i want to see what you look like, i want to visit with you over the phone. >> i think this is veally good. >> i wish i had the courage to do it. >> are you on an app? >> no. >> no. >> but i'm saying if i wasn't on tv i would do it. i would do it. i would do it. can you do it and use a fake name? use a fake picture? >> my name is imani. i have a birthday wish for legendary singer tony bennett. he turns 95 today. he is celebrating by performing with lady gaga tonight and
thursday at radio city music hall. the shows are sold out. new york state proclaimed today tony bennett day. he was born and raised in the city. bennett and lady gaga have a new album coming out. earlier this year back in february we spoke with his wife who said the 18-time grammy winner rehearses twice a week. >> he sings for about an hour or 75 minutes, sings the whole show because if somebody calls up and says, hey, there's a theater, you can come sing, he'll be ready. >> he is so ready. >> susan did that interview because tony bennett had been diagnosed with alzheimer's. he stays ready. so the concert tonight should be great with him and gaga. >> every day in new york is tony bennett day as far as i'm concerned. >> you're so right. he is a treasure. >> he's a gem. have you ever been to a
baseball game praying for a rally and -- >> no. >> maybe you -- oh, come on, gayle. maybe you put your rally cap on. >> no. >> this gives new meaning to the word rally cap. take a look. >> uh-oh, what is that. >> it's a maniatis praying for a rally. >> he still has his buddy with him out on center field. >> along for the ride. >> that is a praying maniatis on the top of the hat of outfielder victor robles. it hitched a ride while he was in the dugout before the ninth inning. he appeared fine with his new partner. he made sure the maniatis knew how many outs there were. the insect did not bring any luck to the nats who gave up five runs in the ninth and lost to the phillies 7-5. it was not clear whether he knew on the cap. maniatis knew he wa- >> that's what you mean by a rally. rally to get better. >> yes. >> i thought you meant a rally, when you go to a rally.
♪ >> upper yellow lain. dressel trying to hold off in lane five and caleb dressel will get it done again. another gold for dressel and the united states! olympic record to finish off his individual events here in tokyo. >> another gold for dressel and the united states! and with that stunning performance, olympic swimmer caleb dressel won yet another gold medal in tokyo. he also set a new olympic record for the race finishing the 50 meter freestyle in just over 21 seconds drop the microphone. in all the 24-year-old won five gold medals in these games. that puts him in the elite company of stars like michael phelps. in addition to setting olympic records he set a new individual record in the 100 meter
butterfly final. he joins us at the table. good morning to you, caleb. >> congratulations. what an olympics. >> we were so excited for you to be here because i'm wondering, what's it like floating on cloud 9. i would imagine you're still processing it. >> definitely still processing. i still haven't gotten home yet. i got to home soil. florida is my home. just a short flight away. then it will hit me harder when i can settle in. >> i always wondered what it was like we were watching meagan saying, i love you so much. the tears streaming down your face in that moment. what were you thinking? we were all so cheering for you. >> there's a lot riding on that one moment. i mean, 24 years of my life boiling down to one specific moment for one specific week for a race that lasts 40 something seconds. so there's a lot riding on that one moment. to be able to share that with meagan, my mom and dad back home, everyone team dressel. everyone had the dressel shirts in orlando at the watch party.
it was reelially special. >> was it hard not having them with you over in tokyo? >> yeah. certainly i would prefer them to be there but if i'm being quite honest, i don't talk to anyone pretty much at swim meets. >> i don't text, i don't talk so it was more so after the meet i would have liked to have them immediately. i had to wait. >> i certainly became -- when you said i'm not racing for medals, i'm racing for my country. can you talk about what that means for you? for a lot of people medals, medals, medals. that didn't seem to be your motivation. >> i have never been this way. wanting to be one person in particular, there's been a lot of comparisons between me and michael. >> michael phelps? >> yeah. i understand it. i just think it's irrelevant. it shouldn't pertain to my swim career, theeel li i'm capable of reaching. that's what it's about, reaching my potential. >> most of us will never mow what it's like being a gold medalist. you have a chest like superman
and then i read a quote from you that suddenly makes you relatable to all of us and it was this, this is not easy. it's not an easy week at all. i would say the majority of them were not. you can't sleep right. you can't nap. you're shaking all the time. i probably lost 10 pounds. i'm going to weigh myself when i get back and eat some food. first of all, thank you for being honest. >> yeah. >> second, tell us more about that. >> yeah. it's a lot easier to do these interviews when you're honest, don't have to hide anything. it's a week of hell if i'm being quite honest. being on the podium is enjoyable but the majority of what -- not just myself, not just swimmers, i think majority of all athletes. it's not really fun the core of the whole process. you go your whole life for one moment that boils down to a race that lasts a couple seconds. if you're a little bit off that day, i wasn't perfect in any race. i wasn't perfect, you know, mindset wise going into any event. every ready room is different,
every year is completely different. there's parts of it that suck but at no point in that quote did i say none of it was worth it. it was a great learning experience. every part i do enjoy. >> pressure is fine but it's when you turn it into stress that it becomes a problem. what do you mean? >> pressure is fine. i can't do anything about what people expect me to do. it's irrelevant. i don't care what people expect me to do at these games. it's all about me. it might sound a little selfish but it's what i want to accomplish and reaching my potential. everybody else's opinion, they can kick rocks. it shouldn't pertain to me. >> when you think of olympians, we don't think about vulnerability. when you hear simone biles and lean into it, did you feel it gave you permission to be vulnerable. >> every athlete handles it different and for the majority of -- for every athlete, no one else's opinion should matter. it's up to the individual. simone, what she did, it was her
choice and it shouldn't pertain to anyone but her. so i think a lot of people shouldn't open their mouth. if you're against her, it shouldn't -- it shouldn't like affect you in any way, shape, form what this one particular athlete is doing. >> did you talk to her at all while you were there? >> i didn't see any of the gymnasts. i'm not sure if they were in the village at all. i do remember in rio -- she doesn't remember this because i was -- no one knew who i was in rio. i think i sat next to her at lunch one of the days. some of the gymnasts ate with some of the swimmers. >> what did you learn about yourself during this time, during this process? >> i learned that i gave myself credit where credit is due. >> yeah. >> it's tough. you have to refocus. you have the next race up in 15, 20 minutes. forget about it, pat yourself on the back and move on. >> can you show us what you have there? >> yeah. meagan helped me pack. >> thank you, meagan. thank you. nkts snuck those in. >> they did a good job.
>> beautiful. >> wow. >> let me see this. >> wow, wow. >> i've never held an olympic gold medal. >> i am struck by your humility. you seem to be humble by what you've accomplished. this is great and wonderful. i get the impression this doesn't define houthi of yourself and who you are? >> no. the fun part is i got to be part of the race. anybody would kill to be in my situation. an olympic final competing for your country going for a gold medal. anyone would want to be in a situation. i don't need that for me to be able to remember what the fun part was for me. >> do you equate this to life changing? >> no. no. >> why not? >> i don't want my life to change. >> you like it the way it is? >> i liked my life the way it is. if i'm being honest, the sport was more fun before everybody knew my name. >> people are so proud of you, cheering you on. how you represent us.
and a champion. we have a marathon runner a runner who pushed for a big change. >> reporter: olympic run her love of running until january when she gave birth to her daughter zoey. >> what have the last six months been like for you, becoming a mom? >> i just keep wondering like how was i able, normal and complete without my daughter? >> reporter: but the olympics without her daughter is exactly what she was facing after the international olympic committee announced in march breast feeting moms could not bring them to tokyo due to covid protocols. a ruling that would impact aliphine, alex morgan and a number of other athletes around the world. >> it worked with my mind to say in 2021 we are telling mothers if you decide to be a mom then you can't go to work. >> the top qualifying woman in
the 2021 marathon trials faced an unimaginable decision, leave zoey behind for ten days or give up her lifelong dream of going for gold. >> it was such a terrible choice to have to make. >> as a parent, you know, everything that i do is a teaching moment like if i decided not to go, what would i tell zoey when she got older? would i tell her i didn't go to the olympics because i wanted to be with her? that's a lot to put on the baby. >> she detailed her anguish on social media alongside photos of breast feeding zoey. she and her partner tim decided to have a baby after last year's games were postponed. but she will run the olympic marathon seven months after giving birth is extraordinary. determination that led her to appeal to the head of the ioc asking its decision be reversed. soon after it was.
aliphine and other moms could bring their babies to doek yes. in her last days before heading to the olympics we met her in flagstaff. >> and it's a beautiful two-mile loop. >> reporter: where she says she's enjoyed some of the best runs of her life in between zoey's feetings and delivering lessons she hopes will some day inspire her daughter. >> want to go run? >> i want her to know that even when she's facing the biggest challenge of her life, she can be resilient and she can do it. >> reporter: no matter where she finishes in tokyo, there can be little dispute, she's already a winner. for "cbs this morning," i'm janet shamlian in flagstaff, arizona. >> i have to say i think these olympic games have been a game changer. we're talking less about heroes and strategies and more about what it means to be human. >> yeah. >> we haven't done that before. >> how beautiful. >> and i loved what caleb
dressel said before which was the victory for him was being there. it meant everything to him just to be part of that final race. the medal was less important. >> very unusual to hear an athlete, certainly an olympic athlete speak the way i thought caleb did. normally et cetera aides how many medals can you win. how many golds can you win. he has such a chill attitude about that. i hope he stays that way. >> when the medals surfaced on the table suddenly he immediately passed it off. i would have been sitting there caressing zblem how about that he didn't even come to the medal. he only got them because his wife said we have the medals. bring them out. >> that was not top of mind. >> i probably would have been wearing all five. >> i definitely would have been wearing all five. >> the celebrity is something that comes along with it. it's not something he leans into or loves. he couldn't wait to get the hell out of here and go get something done. >> for aliphine that's a victory already. >> it strikes me in 2021 we have
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