CBS Sunday Morning on December 5, 2010
The news for December 5: A Saturday session of Congress. Possible deals on tax cuts vis-a-vis extension of unemployment benefits. Debts of billions by state and local governments. Wikileaks. Iran declares nuclear independence. Fires in Israel. College football, Oregon and Auburn.
David Martin and Allan Pizzy did the CBS Sunday Morning cover story, which was on wikileaks. Martin presented a story on wikileaks featuring Bradley Manning. The "homeless hacker" (Llamo) was contacted by Manning. "Collateral murder" video. Tom Blanton: Granular detail of information. Quarter million documents. The sense of power was addicting to Manning. How? Reform from 9/11. No one at the front was denied information that might be useful. Obviously, that aperture went to wide. Roam at will through cable. Download information onto a CD. Sneaker net. Walking it over. His actions were endangering lives. Exfiltrating documents. Manning received technical assistance in covering activities. "God knows what happens know." Pizzy did Assange. Stevens blames US government for attack on wikileaks. Declan McCullough says Julian is a hero in internet community. Paranoia is his conditioned response. Assange will not testify on behalf of Manning. Putin/Berlusconi connection in energy. Assange warning in event of Assange demise: Info released to 100,000 people
Almanac. Dec. 5, 1933, end of prohibition. Acting Secretary of State William Phillips signed 21st amendment, repealing 18th amendment. The prohibiton of alcohol only made it more attractive. Chicago's Al Capone featured in 1987 film Untouchables. By 1933, the futility of prohibition was apparent to everyone.
Fifth night of Hanukkah , the festival of lights. 1887 Manhattan synagoguge: Eldrige Street synagogue located in Chinatown. A museum open to all. In 1950s, the worship area was closed. After a 20 year effort, restored to its old glory. Kiki Smith: stained glass window. Deborah Gans. Giant layered jig saw puzzle. Some stars are gold leaf. Museum at Eldridge Street
Rita Braver did a story on Steve Martin and art. Art is one of Steve Martin's passions, discussed at Whitney Museum. "Wall Power." 1991: LA Story had references to art. There's a lot of thought in art. There's a lot of sex in art. There's intrigue, fakey, microcosm of real world. Lacy Yager character in Martin's book. Martin's private art collection was once on display at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Finding the idea, finding the words for it, then finding the exact words for it. Discussion of Edward Hopper lighthouse painting. No matter how much you study it, you never really get it. Great paintings live on because they are not explicable. Novella "Shop Girl." Barton Talley, the art dealer. Pulitzer or Oscar? What would hurt my friends more? Won a grammy for playing the banjo. [There was no mention of the incident with Steve Martin at the 92nd Street Y. See Comedian Conversation Falls Flat at 92nd Street Y and Steve Martin Didn't Wear Arrow Through Head At 92nd St Y!]
Tracy Smith on Pipe Dream. The sound of a pipe organ in flight. 29 year old Cameron Carpenter. First solo organist in history to be nominated for a Grammy. The "bad boy" of the pipe organ. 6 years at Julliard. From rural Pennsylvania. KittyBall, the cat. Needs 5000 calories per day. Drinks a gallon of whole milk per day. Has invented a pipe free electronic touring organ.
Thank you for putting up with CBS Sunday Morning. Quell any violence that may break out.
Osgood mentioned an article in the journal Nature: 3, and 23 zeros total stars which introduced a story on Monico, Wisconsin's Frank Kovac on the star attraction of remote planetarium. This reprised a story previously shown on CBS News [Steve Hartman].
Harry Smith on "The Meat Goes On" about Jewish delis. Each dish, cavalcade of calories and cholesterol. 2nd Ave. Deli. , which is on 33rd and 3rd. Also, Katz's and Carnegie Deli. Today there are only a handful of Jewish deli's. The American dream embodied in a sandwich . Sax book on Save the Deli. Cultural battle against histoy. Brooklyn's Mile End. Jewish soul food.
Katie Couric did a piece onMatthew Morrison, who plays Will Shuster, the teacher on Glee. Taking requests from Bruce Springsteen for a picture with his daughters. Gleeks. When your dreams come true, you have to make new dreams. Egg White in London. Justin Timberlake meets Michael Boublais. The Herdmans go to camp. Buena Park Youth Theater in Orange County. Played the beagle in Snoopy. Nobody threw a slushy at him. Orange County High School of the Arts. Played soccer since age 4. Footloose, Hairspray, Lights and Piazza, South Pacific. Ryan Murphy. Will Shuster: Gene Kelly at age 32. Mr. Triple-Threat.
Mo Rocca on wikileaks. Foreign leaders know how to party. Ukrainian nurse. "World leaders just like us." a chip on their shoulder, like the nation of Canada. Putin, bromance. Russian/Italian energy connection. insecure, weak, volatile, erratic. can't grasp the most rudimentary principles of state building.
Pulse: poll says 47% not interested at all in wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Michelle Miller on Window Wonderland. Christmas window displays, a window of opportunity. Windows were the primary form of marketing. Great way of attracting people to the store. In 1899, Macy's used mechanical figurines in windows. Paul Oshevsky, Macy's director of windows. At Bloomis, 100 digital screens. Lord & Taylor: customers holiday memories. Saks: three-D projectors on side of building. Barney's: foodie theme. Have a foodie holiday [but no high tech at Barney's]
Moment of nature: Australia's Kangaroo Island.
**Of the delis in New York:
Mile End, 7A Hoyt Street, Brooklyn
2nd Ave Deli, 162 East 33rd Street, Manhattan
Katz's Deli, 205 East Houston Street, Manhattan
Carnegie Deli, 854 7th Avenue, Manhattan
Pastrami at Katz's; chopped liver at 2nd Ave Deli; cabbage rolls at Ben's Best in Rego Park, Queens; matzo ball soup at Ben's Kosher Delicatessen; hush puppies (little wieners wrapped in knish dough) at Liebman's Deli in the Bronx.