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machines would just go haywire, and the product would just continually run through the conveyor belt and just drop off onto the floor. >> reporter: schultz said stopping to clean up the ice cream would slow down production, so workers left it pooling on this floor, creating an environment where bacteria could flourish. when he complained to supervisors, he said nothing was done. >> the response i got at one point is, are you going to come in and -- every afternoon? it's all about the money. >> reporter: five-year blue bell veteran operated a fruit feeder in a different part of the plant. he was told to pour ice cream and fruit juice that dripped off the machine throughout the day into barrels of ice cream mix to
be used later. >> all on top from the fruit feeder leaking, that was still going right into the barrel. >> it would have oil from the machine end up in the ice cream? >> yeah. >> reporter: bland said that practice stopped the year before the shutdown. but other problems persisted. listeria thrives in wet environments, and both schultz and bland told us water was everywhere. >> on the wall by the three-gallon machine. if it had rained real hard and water set on the roof, it would just trickle down that wall. >> rainwater? >> yeah. >> from the roof? >> yeah. >> would get into the factory? >> yeah. a couple of times it actually flooded area two, to where they had to cut the machines off, because there was too much water over there. >> reporter: what bland and schultz told us they saw is consistent with fda findings. when the fda inspected blue
bell's main plant here in brenham, texas, in march, they found a number of violations detailed in this report, including condensation dripping into the ice cream, dirty equipment, and paint chipping from the ceiling directly above an ice cream mixer. in the years leading up to the outbreak, the state inspected the brenham factory about every six weeks, and the army which had a $4.8 million contract with blue bell inspected four times a year. none of their inspections revealed violations that stopped production. gerald bland questions the inspection process. >> we never, the whole time i was there, ever had a surprise insex. as soon as the army pulls up on the parking lot, the phone call starts. every area knows right away, which gives you about a 15 or 20-minute window. >> reporter: the ice cream that sickened five people was made on this production line. blue bell shut it down in march,
after confirming it was contaminated with listeria. but in other parts of the plant, production continued for weeks. >> nothing changed. the last two weeks, that's when they changed washup procedures, and they started retraining some of us. >> isn't that closing the barn door after the horse gets out? >> oh, i think all the animals got out by the time they shut the door. >> this is a terribly sad day for all of us at the company. >> reporter: on may 15th, the ceo announced the first layoff in blue bell's history. more than 1,400 employees, including gerald bland and terry schultz. >> there was a lot of things that could have been done to prevent this. just no action was taken. it was kind of like -- i just feel sorry for the people that died and the people that got sick. >> blue bell told us that pending litigation prevented them from addressing our report. but in a report to cbs news,
they wrote, we are committed to ensuring that we are producing a safe product through enhanced manufacturing procedures including sanitation and cleaning, ongoing evaluation from independent microbiologists, voluntary agreements with our state regulators, and a test and hold procedure. that means they can't distribute any product they produce until tests confirm they're safe. the plant is still closed. >> part two here tomorrow. jim will have more about all of this on cbs this morning. why do two reports say police were justified shooting a 12-year-old? and a tornado goes postal. cbs overnight news will be right back. well, things in the bedroom have always been pretty good.
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today the family of the 12-year-old shot to death in cleveland by a rookie cop angrily reacted to a pair of reports that found that the shooting was justified. here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: back in november, the security camera at a cleveland park captured 12-year-old tamir rice brandishing something that concerned a caller to 911. >> there was a guy with a pistol. he's pointing it at everybody.
i don't know if it's real or not. >> reporter: the police dispatcher never conveyed the caller's uncertainty to the two white officers sent to the scene. >> he's pointing a gun at people. >> reporter: acting on that information, the police pulled their cruiser right up to rice and less than two seconds later rookie officer timothy loman shot him dead. >> shots fired. male down. black male. maybe 20. >> reporter: rice was actually holding an air soft gun. it looks like a real pistol, but ejects soft plastic, not bullets. two reports by the prosecutor found it was reasonable for loman to see rice as a threat, and reasonable to have responded the way he did. but attorney walter madison who represents the rice family said the cops' decision to speed into the park instead of approaching cautiously created a threatening situation where none existed.
>> you can't create the danger and claim to be fearful of it. >> reporter: warner davis is tamir's grandmother who said the past year has been torture. >> this will never go away. it will never go away. i have to take this to my grave. >> reporter: there is no indication when or if the grand jury will return an indictment in this case. scott, the prosecutor said he has commissioned more independent reports on this shooting and we'll release them, too, when they are finished. >> dean reynolds reporting tonight. dean, thank you. will chase utley take the field after this dangerous play? that's next.
a ballplayer who's considered a villain in new york is on the bench, at least for the start of tonight's play-off game. the dodgers chase utley clobbered ruben tejada saturday. tejada's done for the year with a broken leg. utley was suspended for two games. but he's free to play pending his appeal. water spouts don't usually cause damage unless they come ashore. have a look at what happened yesterday in tampa, florida. a postal service tractor-trailer truck drove right into the path of the waterspout near the skyway bridge, and letters were blasted into the wind, giving new meaning to the term air
i had no other choice but to bomb, in this case, selected military targets and supply buildup areas. the results have been very, very effective. >> president nixon touting the effectiveness of the bombing of north vietnam in a cbs news interview in january of 1972. well, now newly revealed top-secret documents show that the very next day, in private, nixon wrote what he really thought. david martin reported this story for cbs "sunday morning." >> reporter: richard nixon's candid opinion of the bombing of vietnam. scrawled across the report from his national security adviser henry kissinger. we've had ten years of total control of the air in laos and
vietnam. the result, zilch. a top-secret document discovered four decades after the fact by reporter bob woodward. >> what, i think quite frankly, changes the historical understanding of vietnam is that nixon, the commander in chief, himself realize the failure. >> reporter: nixon had already ordered the military to drop nearly 3 million tons of bombs and would order another million dropped in the year after the zilch memo. >> it takes the military leadership of the president. >> reporter: the document was given to woodward by former aide alexander butterfield who took it with him when he left the white house. you may remember butterfield as the witness who electrified the watergate hearings by revealing the existence of the secret white house tapes. >> mr. butterfield, are you aware of any installation of the
listening devices in the oval office of the president? >> i was aware of listening devices, yes, sir. >> reporter: nixon was forced to resign when the tapes revealed he had personally ordered the cover-up of the watergate break-in. butterfield faded into anonymity until two years ago when he turned over boxes of white house documents to woodward, the reporter who uncovered much of the watergate scandal. >> many of those are classified top-secret. how did you just walk away with them? >> it was easy, i just walked away with them. >> reporter: it's still technically classified top-secret. and they talked to woodward about retrieving that and other documents in butterfield's boxes. david martin, cbs news, washington. >> and that's the "cbs overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news
continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news. and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city i'm scott pelley. welcome to the overnight news. the democratic presidential candidates square off tonight in their first debate. the man they're trying to replace, president obama, discussed the race with steve croft of "60 minutes." the first question? his views on gop front-runner donald trump. >> he is a great publicity seeker. and at a time when the republican party hasn't really figured out what it's for, as opposed to what it's against, i think that he is -- he's tapped into something that exists in the republican party that's real. i think there is genuine
anti-immigrant sentiment in a large portion of at least republican primary voters. i don't think it's uniform. he knows how to get attention. he's the classic reality tv character. and at this early stages, it's not surprising he's gotten a lot of attention. >> do you think he's running out of steam? do you think he'll disappear? >> i'll leave it up to the pundits to make that determination. i don't think he'll end up being president of the united states. >> did you know about hillary clinton's use of the private e-mail server? >> no. >> while she was secretary of state? >> no. >> do you think it posed a national security problem? >> i don't think it posed a national security problem. i think it's a mistake she acknowledged. as a general proposition, when we're in these offices, we have to be more sensitive, and stay as far away from a line as possible when it comes to how we handle information, how we handle our own personal data. and she made a mistake. she's acknowledged it.
i do think that the way it's been ginned up is in part because of politics. and i think she would be the first to acknowledge that maybe she could have handled the original decision better, and the disclosures more quickly. >> what's your reaction when you found out about it? >> you know, this is one of those issues that i think is legitimate. but the fact that for the last three months this is all that's been spoken about is an indication that we're in presidential political season. >> do you agree with what president clinton has said and secretary clinton has said that this is not that big a deal? do you agree with that? >> well, i'm not going to comment on -- >> you think it's not that big a deal? >> what i think is that it is important for her to answer these questions to the satisfaction of the american public. and they can make their own judgment. i can tell you that this is not a situation in which america's
national security was endangered. >> this administration has prosecuted people for having classified material on their private computers. >> there's no doubt that there have been breaches, and these are all a matter of degree. we don't get the impression that here there was purposely efforts on -- to hide something, or to squirrel away information. but again, i'm going to leave it to -- >> okay. >> i'm going to leave it to hillary when she has an interview with you to address all these questions. >> right now, there's nobody on either side of the aisle that is exactly running on your record. you want joe biden joe biden ine and do it? >> joe will make that decision. i mean what i say, i think joe will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history, and one of the more consequential. he's done great work. i don't think there's any
politician at a national level that has not thought about being the president. and if you're sitting right next to the president, in every meeting, you know, wrestling with these issues, i'm sure that for him he's saying to himself, i could do a really good job. >> i do want to talk a little bit about congress. are you going to miss john boehner? >> john boehner and i disagree on just about everything. but the one thing i'll say about john boehner is, he did care about the institution. he recognized that nobody gets 100% in our democracy. i won't say that he and i were ideal partners, but he and i could talk, and we could get some things done. and so i am a little concerned that the reason he left was because there are a group of members of congress who think having somebody who is willing to shut down the government or default on the u.s. debt is going to allow them to get their
way 100% of the time. >> do you think you'll be able to get anything through congress? >> well, given that this congress hasn't been able to get much done at all over the last year and a half, two years, for that matter for the last four, it would be surprising if we were able to make huge strides on the things that are important. but i have a more modest goal which is to make sure that congress doesn't do damage to the economy. >> the president says that means avoiding another budget crisis, and another round of threats to shut down the government. which could happen as early as december. even with congressional republicans in disarray, he's hoping to reach a deal with congress as he did two years ago to lift some spending caps in defense and other areas while continuing to reduce the deficit. >> right now, our economy is much stronger relative to the rest of the world. china, europe, emerging markets,
they're all having problems. and so if we provide another shock to the system by shutting down the government, that could mean that the progress we have made starts going backwards instead of forward. we have to make sure that we pass a transportation bill. it may not be everything that i want. we should be much more aggressive in rebuilding america right now. interest rates are low. construction workers need the work. and our economy would benefit from it. but if we can't do a big multi-year plan, we at least have to do something that's robust enough that we are meeting the demands of a growing economy. >> a few months back, at a fund-raiser, you made a point of saying that the first lady was very pleased that you can't run again. >> she is. >> do you feel the same way? >> you know, it's interesting, you go into your last year, and
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the koch brothers are among the nation's best known politically active families. the network of political action committees and advocacy groups will spend $300 million on campaign 2016. jim axelrod spoke with koch ahead of his book. >> reporter: koch industries, headquartered in a sprawling glass and granite building in wichita is the second largest private company in the country. with more than 100,000 employees worldwide, the conglomerate refines up to 600,000 barrels of oil a day. and produces everything from stainmaster carpets to
electronic components for smartphones. charles and his brother david own 84% of koch industries. forbes estimates their net worth at nearly $43 billion, each. but the sixth wealthiest man in the world still gets his lunch every day at the company cafeteria. although it's a bit more challenging after recent foot surgery. the 79-year-old ceo is at his desk each morning at 7:15 a.m. under the watchful eye of the family patriarch. this is your dad here? >> that's my dad, yeah. >> reporter: fred koch made his first fortune building refineries for stalin's soviet union and became a fervent anti-communist. >> it may be either a blessing or a curse. >> reporter: in his office, charles keems a framed letter fred wrote to his first two sons when he took out an insurance policy for them. >> if you choose to let this
money destroy your initiative and independence, then it will be a curse to you, and my action in giving it to you will have been a mistake. so that's the way he was. >> reporter: koch also inherited his father's distrust of big government. and used his fortune to bank roll a network of conservative groups to help give birth to the tea party movement. that's made this billionaire and his brother among the most vilified men in american politics. >> there's a cartoon you might enjoy. >> run everybody, run for your life, it's them. it's the koch brothers. >> the koch brothers and other interests are using the political process for their own benefit. >> reporter: among democrats like harry reid koch has been a
code word for corporate villainry. >> it's time the american people spoke out against these two brothers who are about as unamerican as anyone i can imagine. >> reporter: some 53,000 attack ads. >> out-of-state oil billionaires. >> reporter: mentioned the koch brothers in the election cycle. >> louisiana loses. >> like harry truman said, if you don't stand the heat, don't gro in the kitchen. >> it's got to be unnerving on some level. >> i didn't know it would be this vicious and dishonest. >> reporter: but koch's now trying to give the family name an image makeover. >> families worldwide rely on the daily essentials we help make. >> reporter: the company has launched a national ad campaign. >> we are koch. >> reporter: and in a new book "good prophet," koch lays out the management philosophy that drove his company's phenomenal
success, and writes about the values that drive him personally and politically. one of four koch brothers, charles went to m.i.t., like his father. but not before bouncing around ight different schools. around >> what would you say the sort of source of your rebelliousness was? >> i'm sort of a contrarian, as you probably know from the different things i do. i do things differently than other people. what are you doing that for? you're just creating trouble for yourself. >> reporter: the notoriously private billionaire agreed to his first in-depth tv interview at his wichita home. what is this guy? >> interesting. >> reporter: where we also met liz, his wife of 42 years. >> why is one brother still in wichita? >> because my father said either come back to run the company or i'm going to sell it. and none of the others wanted to come back. >> that's not the whole reason. you could have moved koch
industries anywhere in the world you wanted to. but this is a great place for raising children, and running a business with values. >> reporter: it was while he and liz were building their house here in 1973 that koch confronted his first major crisis as ceo. the arab oil embargo. >> i thought we might go broke. >> you thought you might go bankrupt? >> bankrupt. >> is that the scariest time for the company? >> well, that, and the scariest for me when we had the takeover attempt by the stockholders. some in my family. that was pretty scary. and all the lawsuits that followed it. that was preth i depressing. >> reporter: in the early '80s, the koch family broke into open civil war, when bill and fred jr. challenged their brothers for control of koch industries. the battle would drag on for nearly two decades. and while charles and david prevailed, charles said the
settlement prevents him from talking about it. to spread his free market philosophy, in the '70s koch co-founded the libertarian think tank the cato institute. to advocate for a smaller government with reduced regulation and no subsidies. but during the administration of president george w. bush, the kochs decided to get more active. >> he's a fine person. i'm sure he meant well. then he grew government more than just about any president before him. and he got us in counterproduct wars. so that's when i decided we needed to get into politics. >> reporter: the koch brothers have helped fund a complex network of political action committees and advocacy groups, many of them tax-exempt, so donors don't have to be disclosed. the network, which now rivals the republican national & committee in its financial
clout, will spend $300 million in the next election year. do you think it's good for the political system that so much of what's called dark money is falling into the process now? >> well, first of all, my -- what i give isn't dark, like what i give politically, that's all reported. it's either to pacs or to the candidates. what i give to my foundation is all public information. but a lot of our donors don't want to take the kind of abuse that i do. they don't want these attacks. they don't want the death threats. so they aren't going to participate if they have to have their names associated with it. >> but do you think it's healthy for the system that so much money is coming out of a relatively small group of people? >> listen, if i didn't think it was healthy or fair, i wouldn't do it, because what we're after is to fight against special
interests. >> some people would look at you and say you're a special interest. >> yeah, but my interest is just as in business, is what will help people improve their lives. and to get rid of these special interests. that's the whole thing that drives me. >> there are people out there who think what you're trying to do is essentially buy power. >> but i don't -- what i want is a system where there isn't as much centralized power. where it's dispersed to the people. and that's everything i advocate points in that direction. >> reporter: koch-backed groups were among the early donors to the tea party movement. what do you think of the tea party? >> well, i think there's some good things and bad things. to the extent the tea party is working to keep us from having a financial disaster, then they're great. if they're doing other things that are limiting people's
choice, and opportunity, then they're not. >> a lot of the groups that you supported have essentially provided financial fertilizer for the tea party. would you agree with that? >> yes. yes. but listen, if we had to agree with everything a group or person stood for, we would never do anything. >> reporter: some of the kochs' causes might surprise you. koch industries donated $25 million to the united negro college fund. the kochs have now joined the white house in calling for criminal justice reform to reduce prison sentences for nonviolent offenders. >> you've got the naacp and the koch brothers. you've got to give them credit. >> did you ever think you would be working with the obama administration on anything? >> yeah. well, i feel the way frederick douglass did. he said, i'll work with anyone to do good and no one to do harm. >> you don't really consider
yourself a republican. >> not at all. no, i consider myself a classical liberal. the way i look at it, the democrats are taking us at about # 00 miles another over the financial cliff, and towards a two-tiered society and the republicans are taking us there at 70 miles an hour. >> lesser of the two eefvils? >> i don't like to put it that way. less unproductive. >> reporter: five republican presidential candidates, including scott walker, who has since dropped out, were invited to the koch brothers' most recent donor meeting in august. donald trump, who was not on the guest list, tweeted, i wish good luck to all the republican candidates that traveled to california to beg for money, et cetera, from the koch brothers. adding the word, puppets, with a question mark. >> are you intending to support a candidate for president? >> well, it depends.
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he died last week at 75. charles osgood has a look at his life and legacy for "sunday morning." >> the loss of greatest food's greatest champion. >> now, that's what i call a pot of jum ba lay a. >> paul died on thursday of an undisclosed illness. the youngest of 13 children, he helped his mother in the kitchen from an early age. after years of apprenticeship in other people's restaurants, he opened his own. k-paul's louisiana kitchen in 1979. the restaurant with its innovative blend of down-home recipes became a culinary landmark. >> we're doing something from -- >> the tv shows, cookbooks, personal appearances, prudhom devoted his life to make people happy, one mouth watering dish at a time. >> that's what cajun food does. it creates excitement, and it
. there's an eatery in schenectady new york, with a puzzle piece of autism awareness. the people who work there are more than aware of what it takes to cope with that condition. >> reporter: the employees at puzzles bakery and cafe will tell you that this is more than just a cupcake shop. andre is an attendant here where more than half the staff has autism. >> you get a sense people really care about you, and really take the time to get to know you and don't just see you as less than. >> reporter: it's the idea of the owner, a 25-year-old local, who saw the need for employment opportunities for young adults with autism. >> autism, i think when we talk
about it, just in the general public, people talk about it as a childhood disability. >> reporter: sarah may has known autism her whole life. her younger sister, emily, is on the lower functioning end of the autism spectrum. >> a lot of us are exposed in our everyday lives, but it's really great to just put a face on that. and to know that the person bringing your lunch may or may not have special needs. and that's just normal. >> reporter: the cafe offers pet therapy and other programs for those it can't offer jobs. since puzzles opened, they've received about 600 applications. but the cafe can only employ 25. >> it's like, wow, that's amazing. i'm blown away. but it's also tragic. there are so many people who just want to have a job. >> reporter: mattie was one of the first applicants. >> it's hitting a lottery ticket. >> reporter: her father, don, said the experience has changed his daughter. >> she's opened up. she's willing to engage in
conversation. before she wouldn't even look you in the eye, to anyone. it was difficult. >> reporter: the puzzles family hopes to help change the perception of autism. >> to show everybody that we're not rainman, and we're not psycho killers, that we're good people. and to make jokes and be relatable. >> reporter: they're asking for help. >> even if you just hire one person with autism, i think that will make a huge impact. >> reporter: for their part, sarah and her team, putting this puzzle together piece by piece. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, good night. to square off in vegas, hillary