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on colorado good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday april 9, 2015. welcome to cbs "this morning." another scandal for the secret service, a supervisor's accused of making unwanted sexual advances on a subordinate. >> and boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev guilty on all counts. why a death sentence may be a long shot. and a giant of journalism saying good-bye. cbs news legend bob sheafferchieffer retiring. and today's "eye-opener: your world in 90 seconds." >> softball-sized hail hit my
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windshield and the wind sheed bufrt sheedbusted out. fear weather hits the nation's midsection. >> through detroit through the midsouth. >> the boston marathon bombing trial now moves into the penalty phase. >> i don't believe there will ever be justice. >> every officer on the street in uniform will have a body camera. >> police in south carolina acting quickly after that deadly shooting. >> the man fired. >> decisions in this life. >> you know the concerns that by lifting sanctions it mean as stronger, more capable iran. >> they've been doing what they're doing with the sanctions in place. >> the secret service dealing with another embarrassing scandal. a senior supervise sir accuses of assaulting a female employee. this summer i'm going to retire. >> saying farewell to a cbs news news legend. bob schieffer. >> i've often said if my life
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wcome welcome to cbs "this morning." gayle king son assignment. jeff glor of our digital network joins us. new and disturbing allegations of misconduct this morning in the secret service. a senior supervisor is on leave accused of assault. a female enemployee says her boss made unwanted sexual advances after a party last week. >> the alesanother blow. bill plante at the white house. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the agent in question one of the first officials director clancy promoted when he took control of the department in october. new leadership was supposed to clean up the secret service but these allegations only add to the considerable troubles of an agency plagued by charges of misconduct. javiar morales, a senior in the secret service.
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according to a report by "the washington post," the female employee says morales tried to kiss her and grabbed her arms when she resisted. adding that the two scuffled before morales finally relented. in a statement, secret service director joseph clancy called the allegations disturbing saying, any threats or violence that endanger our employees in the workplace are unacceptable and not tolerated. this incident is the latest embarrassment for the service. last month two senior agents allegedly intoxicated drove an agency car into an active bomb threat investigation outside the white house. >> over the past several months i've made extensive personnel changes in senior leadership in an effort to bring about positive change. >> reporter: during a series of appearances before congress last month, director clancy told lawmakers changing the culture of the secret service wouldn't happen overnight. >> this is a new look we're trying to reinvigorate the look of the secret service. and unfortunately, i can't -- i don't have a magic wand.
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>> reporter: morales has been put on leave and has had his security clearance suspended. the investigation has been turned over to the inspector general at the department of homeland security, who is also looking into four other cases. >> bill plante thank you very much. this morning prosecutors have a guilty verdict in the boston marathon bombing trial. it took jurors less than two days to convict dzhokhar tsarnaev on 30 federal counts. that same jury will determine if tsarnaev should face the death penalty. in boston with emotional reaction to yesterday's verdict. good morning. >> reporter: really did. good morning, jeff yeah those verdicts sparked a lot of emotion among the people whose lives were so changed by this terrorist attack but there seems to be a consistent theme among them regardless whether dzhokhar tsarnaev gets life or death, closure is complicated. >> innocent lives that were watching a marathon run a race. >> reporter: rebecca gregory, a
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spectator that day when two pressure cooker bombs exploded ripping apart her left leg. she cried uncontrollably as the verdict was read on television. >> i don't believe that there will ever be justice brought to this, no matter if he does get the death penalty or he remains in prison for the rest of his life. i do believe, however that he should be held accountable for his actions, and i'm very thankful for each of the jury members that are making him do that. >> reporter: karen basard also injured at the finish line and in the courtroom for the verdict pr for her, there will never be closure. >> it's not something you'll ever be over. you know? you'll feel it forever. it will always be something that brings it back to the forefront. >> reporter: others have hope. jeff boemauman lost both legs posted on his facebook account, today's verdict will never
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replace the lives lost and so dramatically changed but it is a relief and one step closer to closure. now the debate is whether tsarnaev should live or die. catholic church leaders in massachusetts released a statement on monday against putting tsarnaev to death, saying, the defendant in this case has been neutralized and will never again have the ability to cause harm. wednesday's addition of the "boston globe" featured an op-ed entitled spare dzhokhar tsarnaev the death penalty saying even supporters of the death penalty should have some qualming about putting dzhokhar tsarnaev to death. family members face conflict. liz norden, whose two sons each lost a leg in the attack knows what she wants. >> oh, i personally say justice to for me the death penalty. >> reporter: rebecca gregory isn't so shore. >> whether or not i'm for or against the death penalty i really don't feel like it's my judgment call and i'm glad i don't have to make the decision. >> reporter: that decision will be made by the same 12 jurors
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who convicted him, but that decision has to be unanimous. if one person votes against it dzhokhar tsarnaev will spend the rest of his life in prison. jeff? >> very good point. later we'll take a closer look at the possible death sentence with the counterterrorism chief john miller plus massachusetts senator elizabeth warren weighs in. that's ahead. and in south carolina the white police officer charged with murdering a black man is also out of a job. north charleston police fired michael slager wednesday. vicente morales is in the detection center where he is held without bail. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. officer michael slager remains in jail here but seven other officers are still being questioned. they arrived within minutes of the shooting. [ we want justice we want peace ]
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>> reporter: dozens of demonstrators took to the streets in north charleston wednesday to vent frustration. >> i am tired of seeing this weekly daily. >> i'm tired, manned, i'md and angry. >> reporter: the video captured officer michael slager fatally shooting michael scott in the back after what began as a routine traffic stop. >> shots fired. subject is down. he's got my taser. >> reporter: for the first time wednesday the man who recorded the incident spoke to nbc. >> i remember the police had control of the situation. he had control of scott, and scott was trying just to get away from the taser. >> reporter: protesters shouted throughout a news conference where even the city's police chief admitted he found the incident disturbing. >> i have watched the video, and i was sickened by what i saw. >> reporter: still, authorities
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couldn't answer whether anyone had performed cpr on scott as stated in the police report. >> not every officer is cpr certified. >> why? why not? >> reporter: officer slager's new attorney told cbs "this morning," as we focus in on the facts we will probably have more to say but it is far too early for us to be saying what we think. slager a coast guard veteran, had two complaints in his five years on the police force including a 2013 incident involving a taser for which he was cleared of any wrongdoing. police say dash cam video of the stop that started all this could be released later today, and the mayor is saying that he's ordered more than 27250 body cameras. enough for every officer on the force. >> vicente thank you. a newly released video shows another deadly police shooting, this time in south florida. [ gunfire ] the police dashcam shows an officer firing the shots that
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killed 25-year-old lavol in february. his family suing police released the video. he had a history of mental illnesses. police say he swung a metal broom at officers and refused their commands to stop. lawyers for the family say he was running away when shot. the obama administration is making an all-out effort this morning to sell the iran nuclear deal to congress. president obama spoke with tennessee senator bob corker yesterday. the republican is sponsoring a bill that would require congressional approval of the agreement. and iran's supreme leader this morning stopped short of giving his support to the framework deal, and in remarks on this official website the ayatollah khomeini said he will wait until the terms are finalized. separately rouhani said his country would only sign the deal if sanctions are lifted on the same day and rouhani is calling for the end of saudi arabia air strikes in yemen. yesterday i asked secretary of state john kerry about the concerns over the nuclear deal. >> you know the concerns that by
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lifting sanctions it means a stronger more capable iran and that, in turn mean as stronger more capable hezbollah, assad and houthi rebels in yemen. >> first of all, the sanctions were put in place to bring them to negotiations. that was the entire purpose. so now that they've negotiated and they have an agreement people can't complain and say, oh, my gosh if they comply with all the things they said they're going to do what we wanted them to do we're going to now not lift them. that doesn't work. no equation there. it simply doesn't work. secondly, they've been doing what they're doing with the sanctions in place. and they do it on the cheap. and the fact is that an iran with a nuclear weapon doing those things is far more dangerous than iran without one. >> i know you talked to him about the concerns that some of our friends in the middle east have about this deal. >> yeah. i mean you know many of these
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gulf states have real concerns that iran will get billions of dollars in new oil aid and will strengthen these groups that they support that are doing these proxy wars. the big deal is the president's going to have an unprecedented summit on next month at camp david with leaders from all of the gulf states and got to do a sales job. not just the president with congress but many of these arab allies. >> nice job. >> more later. it's a dry morning throughout the west but damaging storms could hit 57 million americans. >> bad weather wednesday brought hail, high winds and tornadoes to kansas, oklahoma and missouri. the twisters caused some damage but no deaths or major injuries. big cities like chicago and detroit could be hard-hit later hoed. our meteorologist of wbz is watching the severe weather. danielle good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. pretty quiet weather on the west coast today. a lot of warmth in the central part of the countries.
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60 from seattle stretching back into southern california. the big story if you're doing traveling, severe weather, clusters of thunderstorms from the midwest back down to the gulf coast. through the day today, nasty line developing from chicago back down to little rock later on this evening. the biggest threat with these storms damaging wind gusts over 60 miles per hour. hail tornadoes as well. a slight risk for tornadoes in all areas shaded in orange here. tomorrow that threat shifts to the east. not as high as today, but big area, big hubs d.c., back down through raleigh and columbia down to the gulf coast as well. all of these areas will have to monitor for warnings. >> all right, danielle niles, thank you. passengers got a scare on an iceland air flight to denver tuesday after lightning hit the plane. the pilot confirmed the strike shortly after takeoff from iceland. 2 it ripped a hole in the nose of the boeing 757 but the pilot reassured passengers the plane was okay and continued the flight. the plane landed safely in
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denver no one was hurt. a giant of journalism is stepping aside as the 2016 presidential contest ramps up. "face the nation "host bob schieffer will end his brilliant career after more than half a century. >> i was hired by a little radio station here in fort worth, and because that was where it all started for me i wanted this to be the place gayle king son that it i this summer i'm going to retire. >> a very real bob schieffer, showing emotion as he made the announcement last night at texas christian university's his alma mater, beloved, a as young newspaper reporter sent sent to vietnam to cover the war working for the "ft. worth star e a "telegram the way president kennedy was assassinated and
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part of the team that took lee harvey oswald's mother 20 the police station. in 196899 he began wa what would become a legendary career at cbs news. >> reporter: for 24 years bob schieffer has been the familiar face of "face the nation." >> today on "face the nation" secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. >> reporter: taking on washington each sunday with very smart questions. >> do you like politicians? is that the best you can do? this thing seems to be a disaster. let me just ask you this -- >> reporter: his style folksy. >> i got to ask you what in the world were you talking about, sir? >> reporter: and no nonsense. >> if as you say there is nothing there, mr. president, how can so many reputable, respected professionals keep pressing along with this? >> well that's your characterization, not mine. >> reporter: in his 46-year career here at cbs news he has held nearly every on-air job.
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>> this is the "cbs evening news." with bob schieffer. >> i'm bob schieffer of cbs news. the questions are mine. >> this is wednesday morning, january 23rd. here's bob schieffer. >> he's interviews every u.s. president since richard nixon. >> what would you say is your area of expertise? >> uniting people. >> reporter: and most of their rivals. >> it appears that the white house strategy is going to be picture you as pretty boy, a lightweight. does that bother you? [ laughter ] >> no. it doesn't bother me. >> reporter: and while he's known for playing it straight -- >> senator, if you didn't threaten to shut down the government who was it that did? >> schieffer isn't afraid to take a stand. >> we went to vietnam with good intentions and a bad plan. we may have managed to do the same thing in iraq. >> if you don't vote you have no right to criticize what happens after the election. >> welcome bob schieffer in honky-tonk confidential! ♪
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>> have a little fun. >> who wants more pizazz in a stand-up? >> really? huh. okay. i'll let you start, bob. since it's your show. you know? >> "face the nation" with chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. >> for nearly a quarter century, "face the nation" has been just that. his show. last night, at his beloved alma mater, texas christian university -- >> and -- >> reporter: he acknowledged the end of his brilliant career. >> i always wanted to be a journalist. and i got to do that. and not many people get to do that, and it -- i couldn't have asked for a better life or something that was more fun and more fulfilling. >> we all know how great a journalist he is. >> uh-huh. >> i have never heard anyone at cbs on anywhere else say a bad word about bob schieffer.
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>> i know. you know it is fitting he did that at tcu. wuv been down there. one of the greatest things his friends from 50 years ago that he played baseball with as a kid come to his symposium every year and i always think it says a great deal about the company they keep and great friends half a century. >> and i think it's his school of journalism. >> absolutely. yeah. >> the best. >> the best. >> bob, congratulations. and i know you'll still be around for a long time this summer hosting "face the nation." looking forward to that. >> following the news and being involved in the conversation of our time. >> that's right. coming up using humor to fight against jihadists. ahead immediate the comedian
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shows jeff how she earned her stripes. >> we'll show you how she became th your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's 7:26. i'm juliette goodrich. the man in charge of the state puc is asking whether pg&e is just too big to operate safely. cpuc chief michael picker will raise that issue at a meeting today where regulators will vote on a $1.6 billion penalty for the deadly pipeline explosion in san bruno. picker is concerned pg&e makes so much money, the utility can just shrug off the fine. and the drought could have played a part in more than 800 cases of west nile virus last year. the california department of public health says the lack of water has forced birds and mosquitos to move. santa clara county had the most cases in the bay area last year wi
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good morning. liza battalones here. it's been a long commute for the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on and traffic is backed up from the foot of the maze. once you're on the bridge, traffic flows well getting into san francisco. it's been a rough morning in the silicon valley where the chp still is dealing with two separate accidents both of them on the guadalupe parkway in the northbound direction. so expect delays now just outside the airport from skyport approaching 101. here's roberta. it's a chilly start to the day. we have mostly sunny skies at this hour and we have a few high clouds that continue to stream across the area. right now the umper 30s across most of the north bay. we have the sunshining across the bay bridge and 50 degrees
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somebody has launched balloons carrying thousands of copies of the film "the interview" over north korea. yeah. and they're headed over to north korea, yeah. yeah north koreans are now waiting for ballooning carrying dvd players and electricity. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this morning, boston bomber erer dzhokhar tsarnaev could face the death penalty. we'll look at the next steps in the case and whether tsarnaev will be executed. plus british police have a new tactic in fighting isis. how a popular comedian is connecting with kids to prevent them from joining the extremist group. that's ahead. it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines.
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"usa today" reports the justice department is being sued for its phone surveillance program. the government collected data on billions of phone calls by americans overseas. the program started in 1992. the operation was shut down two years ago. yesterday the group human rights watch followed a lawsuit to block the government from restarting it. "the new york times" says president obama is condemning so-called conversion therapy. the treatment is aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay, lesbian and transgendered youth. the president responded to a petition to ban the practice. the president said family and communities have responsibility. he added, quote, but it also depends on us, on the kind of society we engender the kind of future we build. >> cbs los angeles shows a battle to remove a judge. he sparked outrage when he reduced the sentence of a man convicted of raping a 3-year-old girl. went down to ten years from 25 to life. there's a facebook campaign to
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remove the judge. "the baltimore sun" says a new study links higher radon level to packing. researchers at john hopkins found levels of radioactive radon have been rising since 2004. the greatest increases were found in countries with more wells drilled for fracing. it's the second leading cause of lung cancer in the united states. >> and the detroit free press says 30,000 cases of sabra hummus are under recall. the cases have dates of may 11th or may 15th. the bacteria can be dzhokhar tsarnaev could be sentenced to death for his part in the boston marathon bombings. juries around the country have not always sent convicted terrorists to death row.
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one man gives us an insider perspective on this john miller, counterterrorism for the new york city police department and also our senior former correspondent here. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> give us a sense of the context of terrorists facing the death penalty and choices that are made. >> if you look at our history, we're a little diverse on this. if you look at timothy mcveigh and oklahoma city that was a trial in denver not oklahoma city, where he was sentenced to death. on the other hand, if you look at osama bin laden's crew that blew up the embassies in east africa on his orders, they were convicted in a federal trial in new york and at the death penalty phase, the jury here spared them. part of the consideration is likely to do with did it happen far away or you know right here on u.s. soil in the city where it's being tried? that's going to be a factor in boston. the other part of it is, juries in the united states are still somewhat tentative about the death penalty. one of the things they raise in
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the paper today is don't give him what he wants. that's what the lawyer argued in the closing argument. i would be less concerned with what dzhokhar tsarnaev wants. i would be concerned with what that might mean to groups like isis in al qaeda, who would use that to promote his martyrdom for the cause. >> don't let him be a martyr by putting him in prison for life? >> it's one of the things you have to consider. at the end of the day, the jury has to follow the standard of the law. >> and they've been listening to the evidence. >> you also have a jury in massachusetts which is -- i mean, there are more catholics in massachusets than any other state in the country. i think it's about 45%. and there hasn't been anyone executed in massachusetts since like -- in like 60 years. that weighs on it too, right? you have a population of people who don't hand down the death penalty. >> at the end of the day i think what they're going to act on is a legal instruction. i think you can't go into the penalty phase in a death case
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and not make a somewhat emotional decision. >> as charlie and don pointed out earlier, it only takes one juror to vote didagainst and the death penalty doesn't occur. can we ask you about this video from south carolina. its graphic. it looks pretty awful. what do you make of it? >> i think the video is one of those things -- in society we have a compact, that is we ask police to go in harm's way, to get hurt killed. in return, part of the compact is when they come back with their account of what happened, we give them the benefit of doubt. i think this video will reverse the tide very quickly. there was one set of facts that emerged on paper. when the video comes out, you go from an investigation into whether a shooting was justified into what was clearly the crime of murder, which is what they charged. and then they took the additional step of firing him. i think the second issue with the video is this is going to
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cast for a time -- because people are going to come back to this video when they hear a police account of things and say, what about that case? and i think that's going to cost police officers across the country. >> and the message from you to them is, every case is different? >> well every case is different. and by and large, my experience in these investigations is two things. number one, the first story is never right because there's confusion, there's different perspectiveses, so the facts will always change a little but not as dramatically as in this case. and i think that's problematic. >> what are your instructions to your officers if in fact someone is fleeing and has their back to you? >> so that is crystal clear. i also have to frame new york city in the context of this is the largest police department in the united states in terms of numbers. per capita statistically it fires its gun less than any other major city in the country. that's a rate that has declined
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steadily over 20 years. it shoots less people, kills less people. it's a department of extraordinary firearms discipline. now, getting to the heart of the matter, if i was in the police academy, what they teach in new york, what they taught me in los angeles when i went through their academy was, if somebody is running away they don't pose a threat to you. now, how do you turn that around? if you're in a mall and somebody has shot 20 people and you confront them in the food court with a gun and they take a shot at you and then they turn and flee that's a different consideration because you can calculate in that that person as they get away with that rifle, is going to shoot more people and you need to shoot a fleeing felon in order to save others. this is clearly not that situation. >> what was he supposed to do run after him? >> that's what you're supposed to do. if you have a fleeing suspect. remember, we don't have a fleeing felon here, as far as we know. we have a fleeing guy with a broken taillight.
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you're supposed to chase that person down and use whatever force is necessary at that point point. and there's a continuum of those things. he's tried the taser but, you know, once you chase that person down that continuum starts over again if he's unarmed. >> john miller good to see you. thank you for being here. >> good to be back. nice to see you all. >> you look very comfortable in that chair. >> you're always welcome here. >> well, save it. ep us alive ♪
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unprecedented role in the nfl. sarah thomas will be the only mom on the field this season. she landed a job this week that is harder for men to get than becoming a player. thomas showed us how it took a long time and a lot of hard work and mak call at a crucial moment in her own life. >> it's just short! >> reporter: she's officiated nfl preseason games and practices plus two decades of high school and college contests. but when sarah thomas steps on the field this september, she'll make history. the first full-time female official in the 90-plus year history of the national football league. >> it came thursday morning, april the 2nd at 10:47 a.m. >> reporter: the call thomas got last week seemed impossible to envision in the early '90s when she was a college basketball standout. her brother introduced her to football officiating after graduation. and in 2007 she became the first female to work at the college level. she almost walked away the next year.
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until her work was noticed by an nfl scout. you never set out to be first but you are first. what kind of an example do you think or do you hope that's going to set? >> i've always said that if you do something because you love it and not try to prove somebody wrong or get recognition for it the recognition probably is just going to happen. so, if you're going to do something, go and do it because you love it. >> out of bounds! >> reporter: you tuck your hair under the hat when you're out there. why is that? >> to truly blend in. and if i have a ponytail you know, then i separate myself immediately. and so tucking my hair i blend in and i'm just another official. >> you're good. >> reporter: just another official, not just another job. nfl officiating prospects have to work college games for years before they can be considered. they have to pass physical and psychological tests, and they have to know the most difficult rule book in all of major sports inside and out. oh, and in thomas' case they also have to effectively carry three full-time jobs.
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she's a pharmaceutical sales rep and a happily married mother with a hectic home front. you have three kids 14 11 and 2. >> correct. >> reporter: when they get out of hand do you break out the whistle or no? >> i don't carry my flags around all the time, no. i think just by my voice and hopefully brian and myself are discipline with them that's enough. >> reporter: both your boys play football. when you're watching those games -- >> uh-huh. >> reporter: -- are you wanting to get in there to call them? >> no, i'm a mom. i'm a mom at that point. >> reporter: which doesn't mean her worlds can't sometimes collide while watching pro bowl. >> you don't watch the game as a fan anymore when you're an official. you try to pick up on every little thing you can. >> reporter: when you're watching with your husband now or your kids, you're educating them? >> if they ask, yeah. >> reporter: do they ask? >> sure. at times. and it might not -- he might not agree with me. >> reporter: who wins those arguments? >> i do.
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>> she is all business. >> yeah. i like it she's a ref at home. >> i asked her if there was one word used to describe her, she said driven and happy. >> that's incredible. >> a good choice from here. >> absolutely. i mean, keep in mind i mean this didn't just happen overnight. she was first noticed by the nfl officiating scouts eight years ago. she's been in the development program for two years.
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the big three doing that. here's jack at number 4. >> 30 yard par 3 across the water. a really good golfer. what a beautiful play. come on. come on jack! yes! oh, yes! >> that's awesome. six-time master champ jack nicklaus still has it. the 75-year-old nailed a hole-in-one at the par-3 contest yesterday at augusta national. it's something he predicted he would do earlier in the day. the golf legend received a rousing ovation from the crowd. look at him, the golden bear and shared the spotlight with another master legend tiger woods. his children joined him and caddied for him. 7-year-old daughter sam even sunk a short putt for tiger. the contest turned into kids day
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at augusta and many other golfers brought their children too. that's a nice pink -- oh, yeah. what a nice day. >> the par-3 tournament at augusta every year on the wednesday right before the masters starts is always one of the most enjoyable sports events of the year because they're all relaxed. it's just a ton of family. >> families with them. >> i'm excited for the masters. this morning it is all serious on the course. we'll talk with jim nance about this year's favorites and the young players to watch. naets that's ahead on "cbs this morning." y, many have found a different kind of medicine that lowers blood sugar. imagine what it would be like to love your numbers. discover once-daily invokana®. it's the #1 prescribed in the newest class of medicines that work with the kidneys to lower a1c. invokana® is used along with diet and exercise to significantly lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. it's a once-daily pill that works around the clock... here's how:
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday april 9th 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including senator elizabeth warren in studio 57. the massachusetts democrat talking about the 2016 campaign and the boston bombing verdict. first, a look at today's eye opener at 8:00. >> these allegations only add to the considerable troubles of an agency plagued by charges of misconduct. >> those verdicts sparked a lot of emotion among the people whose lives were so changed by this terrorist attack. >> michael slager remains in jail here but seven other officers are still being questioned. >> the sanctions were put in place to bring them to negotiations. that was the entire purpose. >> pretty quiet weather on the
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west coast today. if you're doing any traveling, severe weather from the midwest all the way back down to the gulf coast. >> you have three kids. when they get out of hand do you break out the whistle or no? >> i can't carry my flags around all the time. >> good to be back. nice to see you all. >> you look very comfortable in that chair. >> you're always welcome here. >> we all know how great a journalist he is. i have never heard anyone at cbs or anywhere else say a bad word about bob. >> he is a good guard dog. want to try it one more time? >> this morning's eye opener at 8:00 is presented by subway. i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell. gayle king is on assignment. the sentencing phase is next
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after the guilty verdict of boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. >> deliberations on sentencing could begin as early as monday. the same jury will decide if tsarnaev should face the death penalty or spend life in prison. >> senator elizabeth warren of massachusetts is with us now. she wrote a book on her life and key politics. "a fighting chance" is just out in paperback. good morning and welcome back. >> good to be here. >> your thoughts about the conviction in massachusetts and a healing for the people of massachusetts. >> you know nothing is ever going to make those who were injured whole. and it's been a terrible thing, the marathon bombing. but this is a step toward justice. and now we go to the penalty phase. no one had much doubt about the first part, and that is the guilt. this is all now going to be about what the consequences will be. >> do you think he should get the death penalty? >> you know my heart goes out to the families here but i don't support the death penalty.
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i think that he should spend his life in jail. no possibility of parole. he should die in prison. but that's how i see it. it will be up to the jury. >> it was interesting that john miller was here earlier, who's head of the nypd saying that what happens to dzhokhar tsarnaev may be interpreted by terrorists around the world whether he gets the death penalty or whether he's allowed to live stay in prison. >> subjectggesting if he gets the death penalty, it will make him more of a martyr. >> that's the reminder. the alternative to the death penalty is not turning this guy free. the point is he stays in prison he dies in prison he's put away. he's not a danger to anyone else. and he's not a part of an ongoing story. he's not someone who tries to then or is able to keep sucking up a lot of energy and a lot of attention. the families need their chance to heal, to move on beyond this. i think that's what really matters most. >> indeed. let's turn to politics now.
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in the democratic party, hillary clinton could announce any day now that she is going to seek the presidential nomination for 2016. do you think she's the future of the democratic party? >> well i think we have to see first of all if she declares and what she says she wants to run on. i think that's really the interesting question. >> you know her. i mean you know her and you know her positions on most issues. does she represent the democratic party that you believe the democratic party ought to be? >> i don't think the democratic party is a static thing. the democratic party grows. the democratic party is full of energy right now. the democratic party is very much about drawing contrasts, frankly, with the republican party. i'll give you a very specific example of that. right now the united states government makes billions of dollars in profits off the backs of kids who are trying to get an education through student loans,
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and the democrats, 100% of us have lined up to say in the united states senate the interest rate on student loans should be reduced. that would save a lot of people hundreds of dollars a year some thousands of dollars a year. the republicans have lined up on the other side and said no it is more important to protect tax loopholes for millionaires and billionaires than it is to give our kids a break. so it's that kind of issue that i think really divides us and really gives us a sense of the energy of the new democratic party. >> but if someone doesn't challenge hillary clinton in a primary, do you think that debate will happen? do you think there needs to be a vigorous debate within the democratic party? >> look i think there needs to be a vigorous debate in the whole question about running for president. i think everyone who's running for president should be talking about what they plan to do to strengthen and rebuild america's middle class. let's be clear. this has been my lifetime's
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work and i have watched year by year by year where america's middle class just has to take one punch after another. we've reached a point. this isn't going to work anymore. i talk about this a lot in my book, about what it means to fight back how i fought back personally but also the kinds of fights we need to have. >> you also talk about how the minimum wage meant everything to your mother at a time in which she needed that to survive. >> and that really is the key point. my dad had a heart attack. we lost our family car. we nearly lost the house. my mother got a minimum-wage job at a time when a minimum-wage job would support a family of three, kept us above water. today that won't happen. and that's because -- >> the minimum wage should be what, $15? >> it should certainly be higher than it is. >> it's hard to get you to be more specific. you talk about the democratic party is a fluid thing and going
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here and there and always changing. >> oh i'm sorry, what's not specific about let's reduce the interest on student loans? >> i know. you've been saying that in a lot of different places. that's a very specific position. >> and i have supported our efforts to try to get the minimum wage -- >> you say, well -- >> i have supported it at 10.10. i would support it at a higher number. i'm perfectly willing to sit down and negotiate with those who are willing to reason. >> what we're trying to understand is you represent -- you really have become the voice of a wing of the democratic party and maybe all of the party. what we want to know is where does elizabeth warren want to see this party go in terms of minimum wage in terms of income inequality, in terms of a whole range of things? >> i'm ready. >> you're ready to tell them where you are. >> you bet. >> ready to run? >> and where you differ from former secretary of state clinton. why can't you tell us that? why isn't that interest in the interest of a full debate about the future of the country, the future of the democratic party, and who the nominee ought to be.
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>> charlie, i'll tell you where i stand on all of the key issues. it's up to others to say whether they stand there as well or they stand in some different place. i'll tell you where i stand on minimum wage. i'll tell you where i stand on equal pay for equal work. >> name me one thing that you would like to see hillary clinton do and say and commit to that she has not committed to. >> well i'd like to see her address all of these issues. you know we have a big debate going on right now on trade within the democratic party. i have real concerns about something called the investor state dispute resolution that basically would permit multinational companies to sue other countries when they try to put regulations in place to protect their own workers, to protect their own citizens. i think this is a really dangerous provision. >> does that put you on the opposite side from the president? >> it certainly does.
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it certainly does. >> the hill says elizabeth warren plays ted cruz role with house democrats. that's an interesting comparison, to say the very least. do you see that as your role to play, sort of ted cruz-esque role on the other side with democrats? >> you know look my job is to stand up for what i believe in to talk about it as clearly as i can. but i want to be 100% clear on this. i will work with anyone. democrat republican independent, libertarian, vegetarian, who will work on the issues. >> humanitarian. >> humanitarian. give me some more here. >> kruzcruzatarian. >> republicans. >> republicans were the first. who will work to try to strengthen america's families again. i think this is the number one issue facing this country. >> you know what everybody does. interesting thing about this
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campaign, it ought to be about that debate. because everyone understands that's something that's happened to middle class in america and we need to find the best ideas to change that. >> about working together. how people can work together. >> yeah. >> senator elizabeth warren always good to have you here. thank you very much. >> thank you. good to be here. all right. now there's this question. is being short hazardous to your health? dr. karen is in our toyota green room. she explains how for height is
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in our morning round, a concern over your height and heart. linking shorter stature to a greater risk of coronary artery disease. our expert tara narula, good morning. >> good morning. >> you're giving short people a complex this morning. >> you're 5'3" by the way. >> i am. i'm doomed. we've known about a link between height and health since the '50s. we didn't know if there were external factors. so what researchers did is they went to the dna and tried to did a genetic test. they looked at 200,000 individuals with heart disease and without, and looked at specific areas in their genetic code that influence height and then tried to see if there was an association with coronary artery disease. what they found is for each 2 1/2 inches that you were shorter, you have a 13.5% increased risk of coronary artery disease. so, if you are 5 foot you were 30% higher chance of getting coronary artery disease than someone who is 5'6".
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>> if you're shorter you're more likely to be overweight and that's why you're more likely? >> they looked at 12 risk factors like blood pressure and weight and diabetes to see, is it that that's causing it? they found of all the risk factor only ldl and triglis rides had an association but only that could explain 30% of what they saw. >> what does that mean? >> there's a lot of other hypotheticals about what might going on. 23 you're shorter you have shorter diameter arteries. what the researchers propose is there are shared buy logic pathways. the same pathways that produce increased bone and muscle growth through hormones and proceed teens might also be causing increase cell growth in artery walls or inflammation. the third possible theory is maybe taller people somehow live healthier exercises. they exercise more, smoke less. >> the same for men and women?
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>> in this study we only saw the association for men. previous research shows the same association exists for women. it may be in this study less women were looked at so we couldn't defect a difference. >> any downside to being tall? >> research in the past has unfortunately shown taller people may be at higher risk of cancer. they have more cells in the body, so if you're taller higher risk of cancer. shorter, higher risk of heart disease. >> who's happier short or tall? >> i think everybody's happy, or should be. >> at least sitting at this table. >> you have to love your body either way, short or tall. >> that's right. you're born at whatever -- >> you can't control that. the bottom line is, we're not going to tell somebody when you come into our office you're 5.2", you take a statin. you're 5'6" you don't. >> norah lifts what's before the show. i think that may be the key. >> anger management.
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♪ in the netherlands a lion in a zoo tried to eat meat in a plastic barrel. went a little too far, got his head stuck inside. he ran around the lion enclosure but was unable to remove the barrel. so when this happens, who actually removes it? >> zookeepers. they eventually freed them. >> how do you do that? >> the others are coming to try to help him. >> yeah. >> good song. >> the lions often dance to this music. >> can't get you out of my head. high school senior has a big decision ahead, she's been accepted to all eight ivy league. she could not believe her luck. >> i was you know completely in disbelief, i was in shock it was happening.
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but also i felt incredibly humbled just to have the options. >> wouldn't call that luck. it might be preordained. she's an accomplished poet. she also started her own nonprofit to help children in east africa. >> wow. that's awesome. i say choose georgetown. i know you got into ivy leagues. >> georgetown is good. i suggest georgetown too. >> you guys win, 2-1, apparently. the top golfers in the world are teeing off this morning at the masters. we're going to talk to jim nance of cbs sports about tiger's return and what makes augusta so special. you're watching -- >> and arnold palmer and jack nicklaus and gary player are all there. >> fantastic. >> and tiger. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." your local news is next. ♪ fly like an eagle ♪
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good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 8:25. the man in charge. puc is asking whether the pg&e is too big to operate safely. he will raise the issue later today at a meeting where regulators will vote on a $1.6 billion penalty for the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion. the drought could have played a part in more than 800 cases of the west nile virus last year. california department of public health says the lack of water has forced birds and mosquitos to move. santa clara county had the most cases in the bay area last year with 10 cases in humans. orange county had 263 cases of
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humans with that virus. and we have a visitors. vice president joe biden and his wife are in the bay area today. the vice president will attend a fundraiser in san francisco. and tomorrow he will discuss job training over in oakland. and his
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from just beyond the 880 overcrossing with the metering lights on. and over in the oakland area, we have that crash along 580 westbound. that's in the clearing stages. able to eight beginning to slow down approaching and passing eye street, 880 slowing down. san mateo bridge trouble-free at this hour. westbound traffic looking good from end to end and bart is on time. that's a look at "kcbs traffic." here's roberta. it's our live weather camera this time around we'll feature san jose, where we have a few high, thin clouds. the current air temperature is around 48 degrees. winds southeast at 3. other notable numbers, in the 40s from livermore through oakland into concord. it's in the low 50s in san francisco. northwest breeze 15. 50s at the coast, low 70s south and east. we have a dry weather pattern through friday. cloud cover over the weekend. mild on monday. a slight chance of rain returning to the bay area on tuesday.
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♪ ♪ 13-year-old ethan couch had one wish when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor to go to the masters. the make-a-wish he got to be the caddie in the par-3 contest, and strilman went on to win. >> that gave me goosebumps. what a great story. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up, the world's best golfers will soon take a swing at a green jacket. the masters gets under way. jim nance will call the shots. straight ahead, we'll talk to him. >> the man. >> we'll talk to him about woods, mcilroy and mickelson.
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>> you may know jim owns part of a california vineyard but america's most famous vineyards are getting competition. it comes from deep in texas. manuel bojorquez with a wine boom. it's time to show you some of the morning headlines. the army will soon loosen its policy on tattoos, paving the way for some men and women to enlist who previously couldn't. there will no longer be a size or number permitted on a soldiers' arms or legs. >> britain's telegraph says michael bloomberg is an official knight of the british empire. he accepted the award yesterday. bloomberg laughed of rumors he was running for mayor of london. >> president obama paid tribute to bob marley during his visit to jamaica. he stopped at the marley museum.
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his hit "one love" played on the building sound system. the 79th masters is under way this morning in augusta georgia. many of golf's greatest names have earned the famous green jacket. ten years ago tomorrow tiger woods won his fourth masters with help from an incredible chip shot. this newly released video shows that famous birdie on 16 from an angle we have never seen. this year's tournament began with the opening ceremony featuring three masters' legends. >> good morning, everyone. i'm billy payne, chairman of augusta national golf club. welcome to the 79th playing of the masters.
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thank you so much for coming. and as we all know, the tradition of the honorary starters is a fun and wonderful way of beginning the masters every year. three great champions, three great men, who have combined for an unbelievable 13 masters championships. first on the tee i would like to welcome back our four-time masters champion still the king, always the leader of his army, please welcome mr. arnold palmer. arnold, the tee is yours.
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>> oh, i got it on the tee. wow. when it goes out of sight, don't be surprised. >> you hit it. >> you hit it. >> next on the tee we welcome from south africa golf's greatest greatest global ambassador, a gentleman who has competed in a record 52 masters. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome mr. gary player.
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>> next on the tee we welcome our six-time masters champion. a gentleman whose record at augusta national is unmatched, even to this day. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome mr. jack nicklaus.
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>> and the markers. okay. >> ladies and gentlemen, the 2015 masters is now officially under way. have fun.
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>> jim nance of cbs sports is at augusta national golf club. this is his 30th year calling the masters on cbs. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. know you're still kind of saver err savoring the win of your duke blue devils. >> thank you. talk about the masters. we know it's unique and special but this year because tiger is playing, there seems to be renewed and enthusiasm for this masters. >> well you know there was a long period there where he took time off. we weren't for sure tiger was going to be playing until friday, when after a couple practice rounds at augusta, he decided he was going to give it a go. he's taken on kind of a new persona all week long. he's been very open about everything, about the state of his game. he's been coming up and hugging virtually every player he runs across. and it's -- it's a tiger with kind of a new attitude.
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and we're going to see, you know, if he's able to hold up with his game which he feels is in a very good place. of course, he's had these lingering back issues and marching up and down the hills of augusta and what it takes to play physically in a major championship, it's different than playing practice rounds, but a lot of people are excited. tiger appears to be in a very good place right now. >> jim it's so good to see you there. i'm jealous. >> it's quite a place. >> let's talk about rory mcilroy, the number one player in the world, chasing his first masters. >> well the big story really i think, of all. i know a lot of people are focusing on tiger being here but tiger has not won a major championship since 2008. that doesn't mean he won't win another one. maybe even this week. the hottest player in the game in recent years, indisputable, has been rory mcilroy. he's trying to become just the sixth player in history to win what we consider now to be the modern grand slam events.
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the u.s. open the open championship, or british open as some of us call, it the pga championship and the masters. now, he has the other three but not this one. if he wins he'll join the likes of tiger and nicklaus and ben hogan. i'm expecting an inspired performance from rory this week. he has really for eight months since he won the pga, his attention's been drawn to this week, to this tournament and going ahead and making history in a very big way. >> jim, also a lot of attention on some of the other -- the young guns whether it's jason day, jordin spieth getting a lot of attention. by the way, jim, want just the young guns i love watching freddie couples every masters. every year he seems to be in contention. he's now 55. how is his back doing? >> it's a little iffy to be honest, jeff. he's been in recent years in contention going into every weekend at the masters in the
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last four years. i would love to see it again. he won this event back in '92, as you all know. we went to school together shared a dorm suite together down at the university of houston. we used to rehearse the green jacket ceremony and in '92 we actually got to conduct it. this time instead of a couple of college teammates sitting around thinking we were clowning around, we did it for the world. still my favorite moment i've ever been around in sport. can't top that one. but i would love to see fred make another run at it. you mentioned jason day, good choice. if he's physically okay. jordan spieth in the last four weeks has gone second first, second. he was in contention here last year and he is the next generation. one of the leaders of the next wave of stars we'll have in this sport. >> how good was it to see nicklaus hit a hole-in-one in a par 3? >> you know jack nicklaus, and you played the footage of him a moment ago teeing off here, but yesterday the 4th hole 123 yard, his grandson steve,
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selected for him, for peepaw as he calls him, an 8 iron. and jack knocked it in for one of the great moments at the par-3 contest we'll ever see. the golden bear. all these years down the road still stirring the gallery here at augusta. it was very special. >> well jim nance, we'll be watching. it's always great to have you leading. i watch the game as much as just to listen to you. >> that's very nice. right back at you. thank you, all, and enjoy the coverage this weekend. a tradition unlike any other. >> thank you. i was going to prompt you for that. but thank you. thank you. >> thank you. >> you can watch the final two rounds of the masters right here. cbs sports coverage begins saturday at 3 p.m. eastern and sunday at 2 p.m. eastern. you can also see highlights of the first two rounds tonight and tomorrow night at 11:35 here on cbs. >> i love it. who knew wine could be vintage texas?
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manuel bojorquez in dallas met the winemakers pouring their ingenuity into the lone star state. >> reporter: texas is known for cowboys. longhorns and barbecue. you can now add something else to the list. wine. >> cattle and oil in texas has always been king. now in texas, we have cotton cattle and cabernet. >> reporter: neil newsom is a pioneer of the texas wine industry. he plant his first vines nearly 30 years ago. >> we weren't sure it was going to work. we took some obsolete equipment and cut it up and made it real small so it could fit down in a vineyard. >> reporter: today newsom's 144-acre west texas vineyard produces 12 different varieties of grapes sold to 12 different wineries. >> i get picked on a lot down at the coffee shop but slowly but surely, we plant a few acres every year and our grapes have wound up in these wineries'
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reserve programs so it speaks for itself. >> reporter: grapes have also become a new cash crop for farmers, are swapping out water-hogging cotton plants for vines. in 2013 wine and grape production created nearly $2 billion in economic activity for the state. and with its high altitude deep sandy soil and dry climate, west texas has become one of its key wine-making regions. the mcpherson family has been bottling wines for more than 40 years. kim mcpherson's father doc, faced skeptics early on when he built his first winery back in the late '70s, he made it out of cinder blocks because he was worried the neighbors would vandalize it. >> they shot at this winery here in west texas. they go wine no? now they can't get enough of it. 90% of the grapes in the state are grown up here.
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>> reporter: today their unique vintages are coveted by a new generation millenials. >> they are not drinking what their parents drank. now, mom and dad might be drinking chababernet and merlot. they don't want to drink that. you give them like rolle or vinniet, they go we like that. we love this. >> the american wine market is changing because we have a new segment of wine drinkers coming on the market. >> reporter: executive editor of "wine enthusiast," listing texas as one of the ten best wine travel destinations. >> texas is all about big things. texan wines are big, fruity generous fun wines. >> reporter: buyers around the country are taking notice. anthony quinn, wine manager for cleveland park wines in washington, d.c. routinely stocks texas vintages in his store. >> i can't believe every time i
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try them, how good they are. i mean, they're really good. texas is really right there with everyone else. >> reporter: mcpherson aims to make his wine accessible to every table. >> most wine is consumed within six hours after purchase. so, that's where i want to be. i don't want you to save it. i want you to drink it. >> delicious. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," manuel bojorquez, dallas. >> you know this doesn't surprise me at all. there's a lot of good things that come out of texas. >> like norah o'donnell. >> yeah. texas lady. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
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