Sunday, January 05, 2014

CBS Sunday Morning on January 5, 2014

Charles Osgood introduced the stories for January 5, 2014. Good health and exercise. Rita Braver does the cover story on yoga. Alec Baldwin is interviewed. "A Real Stretch." Second, Nancy Giles on Tootsie Rolls. Third, Tracy Smith James Carville and Mary Matalin. Fourth, Mo Rocca on Tom Hanks' co-star. Steve Hartman on operation donut.

News: Polar vortex. Barack Obama returns to Washington. Vatican announced Pope Francis will go to Israel. Barbara Bush discharged from hospital. Phil Everly died on Friday at age 74. Wild card day in NFL. Weather: sunshine in southwest.

Rita Braver interviews Alec and Hilaria Baldwin on yoga. Deborah Diamond is curator of an exhibit on yoga. Sanskrit: to join or to unite. Thoreau became interested in yoga. Howard Thurston on suspended rope trick. 1938 film by Krishna Macharia. Now 20 million Americans say they do yoga. Dr. Lorenzo Cohen at M.D. Anderson in Houston. Biobehaviorial change in the body. Americans spend 5.7 billion on yoga.

Almanac. January 5, 1914. Henry Ford shared profits with his workers. Workers salary raised to $5.00 per day. Profits of Ford to $59 million in one year. In 1938, Fair Labor Standards Act set minimum wage at $0.25 per hour. Now, 21 states have state minimum wage laws. Washingon State has $9.32 per hour.

David Terricama on luggage. Museum of baggage was opened in France two years ago. Traveling ironing board. Luis Vitton. The Rolen's workshop is one of six remaining trunk making companies.

William "Bill" Overstreet, who flew plane through Eiffel Tower, died at age 92. From NPR: In 1944, American fighter pilot William Overstreet of the 357th Fighter Group was on a mission in Nazi-occupied territory. Flying his P-51 Mustang, Overstreet was escorting American bombers through France when a dogfight broke out. Overstreet broke away to pursue an enemy German plane. (...) It's plenty of room to go under the Eiffel Tower.

Ben Tracy on Sara Sareilles. Sara: I swear like a sailor. I enjoy being sassy and crass. "Love Song." Tongue in cheek. Be nasty in a passive/agressive way. "Brave" Did Roar copy Brave? Note: “I can’t say that I think that they don’t sound similar. I’ve known Katy a really long time, and we’re friends.” Bareilles politely stated that the success of “Roar” has only helped her, and she’s glad that people seem to be talking about her song even more these days. “Roar” has “only really [been] good for my song,” she said. “So thank you Katy Perry for that.”
Sara appeared at Gengis Cohen in LA. [ ]

Nancy Giles. Tootsie Pop: how many licks? "Candy Professor." According to Giles, Tootsie goes back to 1896: Leo Hirschfeld. Great Lakes Review does not get much information from Tootsie. Total sales 549 million in 2012. Tootsie factory in Chicago. 62 million tootsie rolls per day.

Sadly, Nancy Giles repeated the questionable story that Tootsies go back to 1896; the evidence against this is the trademark application for "Tootsie" which asserts the first use in commerce was September 1908. The application for Leo Hirschfeld's US Patent No. 903,088 was filed May 18, 1907. See Tootsie Roll Tragedy: The Real Leo Hirschfeld Story and Tough Tootsie, and How It Got To Be That Way.
In 1896 Hirschfeld was not selling Tootsies out of his store. He was a salaried employee of Stern & Saalberg. As trivia, Tootsie was the nickname of Hirschfeld's daughter; Hirschfeld later committed suicide.

[One came away from the Giles piece with the impression that Tootsie is highly secretive. Note that Tootsie vigorously defends its trademark rights, with its first use in commerce in 1908. See Complaint against Snarfdog
From a book review in the New York Times: Today's candy makers can't afford the openness of the old days. Manufacturers have to worry about marketing plans, production technology, advertising budgets, shelf space and takeovers. The result: Consumers in the nineties can get more information out of Dow Chemical Co. than they can out of Tootsie Roll, Hershey, Mars or any of the other 300 confectionery firms that make up America's $14-billion candy market. (...) Ellen Gordon, president of Tootsie Roll Industries, states as fact that her company would have disappeared long ago had she and her husband, company chairman Melvin Gordon, not owned the majority of Tootsie Roll's voting stock.

Mo Rocca interviews Barkhad Abdi of "Captain Phillips". Minneapolis has largest population of Somalis in US. Civil war in Somalia broke out in 1991.

Steve Hartman on Chris Rosotti (diagnosed with ALS). Applied for job as donut delivery man. Plan to steal Krispy Kreme donut truck. Krispy Kreme heard about plan on Facebook and gave Chris use of Krispy truck. If dying taught him anything, it taught him how to live. If I can't impact people, this whole thing is a waste.

Tracy Smith interviews James Carville in New Orleans. Carville teaches at Tulane University. Book Love & War.

[Weather alert for northeast appeared on screen around 10:07am]

Phil Everly discussed by Bill Flanagan. Straight line to Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles. In the 1950s, Simon and Garfunkel, and Lennon and McCartney modeled themselves on the Everly Brothers. The Everly's were the Beatles Beatles. Nora Jones released album of Everly's covers. "Sweetest DNA of rock and roll."

Calendar of events: Havasu Balloon Festival.

Week ahead. Monday: Senate returns. Tuesday: Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wed: People's Choice Thurs: Kate Middleton birthday Sat.: panda in DC.

Conner Knight on seeing the future. Back to the Future II was set in 2015, which is next year. Hoverboards? Robocop. Where we're going we don't need roads.

Next week: Actress June Squibb [of the movie Nebraska] and restaurant critic.

Moment of nature. Spiriva. Coral in Southern Florida at Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary.

Show ends with Everly Brothers doing Bye Bye Love.

[60th anniversary year for Face the Nation. Actually, started Nov. 7, 1954. Joe McCarthy was the first guest. Frank Gibney ]


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