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(From CBS News Channel)
Byline: Gayle King, Charlie Rose
GAYLE KING: Here`s a story that caught our eye this morning. A Boston woman tries to ride her wheelchair up the escalator last Friday-- CHARLIE ROSE: Oopsey. GAYLE KING: --you could see, not a good move. It did not work. She fell backwards. But, thankfully, she was not seriously injured. CHARLIE ROSE: It happened right early on. GAYLE KING: Yes. Early on, a lot of people came, as you see to help her, but the good news is, as we said, Charlie, she`s okay. But that`s tough to watch. Tough to watch. Welcome back to CBS THIS MORNING. CHARLIE ROSE: Nelson Mandela turns ninety-four today. And people across South Africa and the world are making-- marking this day with celebrations. Before we speak with his grandson, Mark Phillips has a look at the festivities surrounding the special day. (Begin VT)
MARK PHILLIPS (CBS News Correspondent; Qunu, South Africa): School assembly is different on Nelson Mandela`s ninety-fourth birthday. Here at the No-Moscow School, about a mile down the hill from the Mandela home, they stood in lines forming the number ninety-four, and they sang. This may be International Mandela Day but here in Qunu it`s a local event. This little town is the Mandela ancestral home. And they have an understandable connection to the man who came back to spend the end of his life in the place he grew up. NOFOTO MADYIBI: March, march, march-- MARK PHILLIPS: But the idea is for virtually every school in the country to sing out greetings to Mandela. The man they call Madiba, his affectionate and respectful tribal name. NOFOTO MADYIBI: It`s a happy day. Around the world, around South Africa, around Qunu, around the Eastern Cape. MARK PHILLIPS: The idea is also for people to do sixty-seven minutes of community work. A minute for each year Mandela devoted to public service. Here the school kids went out into the village to read to residents. Conveniently, today`s reading was a book about Mandela. (Boy speaking foreign language)
MARK PHILLIPS: It`s a scene repeated all over the country: A new generation learning the Mandela story, the story of their past, but because of him, also the story of the promise of their future. The reverence for Nelson Mandela, of course, goes far beyond South Africa. Many world leaders, including President Obama, sent good wishes and one former leader, Bill Clinton, came in person. Mandela himself isn`t seen in public anymore. He`s confined to his house where he receives guests. The tributes are made outside. Is he one of your heroes?
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: Well, I don`t think he wanted to be a hero. I think he wanted to lead his country into freedom and unity and it was heroic and when the price turned out to be very high, he just kept paying it. MARK PHILLIPS: And now people are trying to pay it back. Giving their time in a small way, the way he gave so much of his. For CBS THIS MORNING, I`m Mark Phillips in Qunu, South Africa. (End VT)
CHARLIE ROSE: And with us now from inside the family compound in Qunu, South Africa, is Nelson Mandela`s grandson. GAYLE KING: Kweku Mandela is joining us now live. Good morning to you, Kweku. KWEKU MANDELA (Grandson): Good morning. How are …