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their biological fathers were catholic priests. first on "cbs this morning," a reporter who spent years documenting abuse by priests talks about the newest "boston globe's" blockbuster and how small towns are preparing to host millions of eclipse watchers. some way need the national guard to help. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> excuse me, what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right, do they have any semblance of guilt? >> the president's press conference is met with outrage from both sides. >> what trump did today was a moral disgrace. >> what i just saw gave me the wrong kind of chill. i'm shaken from what i just heard. >> i have too much eye makeup on to start crying right now. it's disgusting. >> republican leaders will now have to distance themselves from the president. the question is how will they get back together. >> you look at both sides, i think there's blame on both sides and i have no doubt about it and you don't have any doubt about it either.
>> diplomacy seems to be winning out over a doom's day scenario between the u.s. and north korea. >> whether they escalate or de-escalate the rhetoric, the capability remains. >> rescue workers are still searching for victims who may be under the debris. >> the hope is that they will be able to find any one of them alive. >> in portugal, a fatal accident at a religious festival. >> the towering oak tree falling into a crowd. >> espn is issuing an apology over a fantasy football auction selling black football players to a white mostly white crowd. >> all that matters -- >> this press conference today, i don't know if you saw this. it was supposed to be a press conference about infrastructure. >> which is terrible, because i'm pretty sure the first rule of infrastructure is whatever you do, don't burn bridges. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> when the president was asked
about his embattled strategist, steve bannon, he gave him this vote of something. >> i like him, he's a good man. he is not a racist, i can tell you that. >> it's the third thing someone says about you unprompted is "he's not a racist," you've got a problem. welcome to "cbs this morning." baltimore removed confederate monuments overnight under the cover of darkness. the city is part of a growing movement around the country that's gaining momentum after the white supremacist demonstration in charlottesville, virginia, that left one counterprotester dead. >> crews in baltimore took down four monuments, including a prominent statue of generals robert e. lee and stonewall jackson. julianna goldman is there in baltimore. julianna, good morning.
>> reporter: good morning. overnight city workers and contractors removed four confederate statues from across the city. here we spoke with one person who was here overnight. they told us it took three hours to remove statues of robert e. lee and stonewall jackson. as you can see behind me all that's left now is a base covered in graffiti. there was a small crowd on hand here last night, and this decision came after the baltimore city council passed a resolution on monday, which was approved by the mayor, who said that she did this in the middle of the night to avoid the violent clashes in charlottesville. this is all part of a larger effort in cities nationwide, but particularly in the south to take down these confederate symbols. elected officials from lexington, kentucky, to north carolina, to birmingham, alabama, are ordering the removal of these statues. in birmingham, the mayor ordered the city to board up the
confederate sailors and soldiers monument. now here at this site people have been coming by all morning. people have been driving by honking and cheering. some of the people have been coming by here taking pictures. some in support of the moves overnight, others not so much. >> all right, thank you very much, julianna. president trump says he was right the first time about the protests in charlottesville. his renewed criticism of both sides is drawing an avalanche of condemnation. in a fiery exchange with reporters at trump tower yesterday, the president backed off of monday's statement denouncing white supremacist groups. instead he repeated his original response from saturday and asked whether left-wing counterdemonstrations have any semblance of guilt. >> many lawmakers condemned his comments. paul ryan wrote on twitter, we must be clear, white supremacy is repulsive. florida senator marco rubio tweeted, mr. president, you can't allow white supremacists
to share only part of the blame. and arizona senator john mccain wrote, there is no moral equivalency between racists and americans standing up to defy hate and bigotry. the president of the united states should say so. >> but david duke, a former leader of the ku klux klan, thanked the president for his, quote, honesty and courage to tell the truth about charlottesville. margaret brennan is here in studio 57. she was at trump tower yesterday trying to get a question to the president, and he was lobbing one back at you. margaret, good morning. >> good morning. well, president trump's remarks caught all the senior officials by surprise. as he put himself in the politically complicated position of appearing to defend the conservative and fringe groups that back a white nationalist agenda. >> i think there's blame on both sides, and i have no doubt about it. >> in a tense exchange with reporters, a frustrated president trump lashed out, doubling down on his initial
equivocal statement that both sides were to blame for charlottesville violence. >> you had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent, and nobody wants to say that. >> growing increasingly combative with the press, mr. trump appeared to defend the white nationalist groups that organized the unite the right rally. >> i've condemned neo-nazis, i've condemned many different groups, but not all of those people were neo-nazis, believe me. not all of those people were white supremacists. >> the president said the dispute centered on the removal of a confederate statue. >> so this week it's robert e. lee. i noticed that stonewall jackson is coming down. i wonder, is it george washington next week? is it thomas jefferson the week after? >> but the president's frustration broke through when we asked about republican senator john mccain's call for him to denounce attacks by the alt-right on white house staff. >> you mean senator mccain who
health care? >> and he went on to say those on the far left and the alt-right are equally at fault. >> senator mccain defined them as the same -- >> what about -- excuse me, what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right. do they have any semblance of guilt? >> as the president spoke, his new chief of staff, john kelly, the man charged with bringing command and control to the white house, stood to the side with his head down. the limits to kelly's ability to keep the president on message were laid bare as mr. trump defended his original statement on saturday's rally. >> in fact i brought it. i brought it. >> which avoided condemning the white supremacist groups who invoked his name. >> the first statement was a fine statement, but you don't make statements that direct unless you know the fact. >> he condemned the driver who rammed his car into counterprotesters and killed 32-year-old heather heyer.
>> you can call it terrorism, you can call it murder, you can call it whatever you want. the driver of the car is a murderer, and what he did was a horrible, horrible inexcusable thing. >> the white house is asking allies to help defend mr. trump, and we've seen the talking points. they urge supporters to say the president is a voice for unity and calm and to say that counterprotesters were equally as violent as the armed white nationalists. >> margaret, this press conference or q & a was completely unexpected, but i want to ask you, as the president doubled down on this saying some of the white nationalists are very white people, standing by his side were gary cohn and steve mnuchin, his treasury secretary, who are both jewish. does this -- his statement yesterday put pressure on some of these aides perhaps about their future inside the white house? >> well, this is, as you say, people of great stature, reputation with long careers, and you could see, particularly in gary cohn's face as he kept
looking out at reporters to see who our faces were doing, what our reaction was, that he had a sense of what was happening in that room. you could -- you could feel how frustrated and how angry the president was. everyone was really sort of taken aback by that. but what was also amazing was this quick turn-around. right afterwards, the president went in the elevator, went up, elaine chao, gary cohn came right back down and tried to answer questions about infrastructure. this is what it was supposed to be about. they were people trying to get the president's legislative agenda through and he took them off script and put them in this odd position of having to answer questions about neo-nazis. they're there to answer questions about roads and bridges. >> it was so difficult to watch. he is supporting a group of people that were marching on friday night saying jews will not replace us in very loud tones. and then to come out and seem to support them in some manner was very, very upsetting to a lot of people watching that. >> well, it's something that we're so used to a script being
stuck to from presidents. there's an ongoing investigation, i don't want to influence the outcome. look, we condemn violence on both sides. but as you say, this particular set of issues is just so inflammatory that to go off script carries a lot of danger with it. >> thanks, margaret. >> thank you, margaret. we want to fact check the president's statement that both sides are responsible for the violence in charlottesville. video and photos from the scene counterdemonstrators fighting with each other. the white supremacist side appear to be more prepared for the unrest. paula reid covered the protest in charlottesville and witnessed much of the violence. paula, good morning. >> good morning. the rally hadn't even officially started before clashes broke out in the park. we don't know exactly what kicked off that violence, but it's clear elements of both sides showed up for a fight. >> not all of those people were neo-nazis, believe me. >> saturday's rally in charlottesville was one of the largest gatherings of white supremacists in more than a
decade. hundreds came. the majority of them were armed with guns and batons, protected by shields 'em blazoned with racist symbols. the counterprotesters were overwhelmingly unarmed, but there were a number of antifa or anti-fascist demonstrators who also used shields and sticks and clashed with white supremacists, but they were largely outnumbered. >> you had a group -- you had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit and they were very, very violent. >> it appears the worst violence came at the hands of white supremacists. james fields jr., who traveled from ohio to join the neo-nazis, was behind the wheel when counterprotester heather heyer was hit and killed. and a black man, deandre harris, needed eight staples in his skull after he was severely beaten in a parking garage. in may, a memo from the fbi and department of homeland security warned of the persistent threat
of lethal violence from white supremacists who were responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016, more than any other domestic extremist movement. yesterday the president insisted the pictures didn't tell the whole story. >> it looked like they had some rough, bad people, neo-nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them. but you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest. so i only tell you this, there are two sides to a story. >> we've reached out to law enforcement for official estimates of the crowd size, but for comparison, the last white supremacist rally in charlottesville had a few dozen kkk members and approximately a thousand counterprotesters. charlie. >> thanks, paula. cbs news chief washington correspondent and "face the nation" anchor john dickerson is with us from washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> so what message after this is the country to think about the
president and also about the challenge facing all of us? >> well, the message from the president over the last three days has been that the racists in charlottesville were wrong, but then on sort of the same plane he put there was contributory violence from the counterprotesters. and i think the other thing people are left with is that a president who has made his reputation and whose supporters always talk about his bluntness and the powerful force he speaks about big truths and maybe doesn't spend so much time on the facts, in this particular case didn't seem as worked up about the big truth here, which was that you had neo-nazis and white supremacists marching, but seemed really anxious to wrestle this fact to the ground about the fact that there were some people on the left who were protesting. and this is a lack of proportion when the ideas we're talking about here are direct threats and directly in opposition to the founding principles of the country he leads. >> well, you've got democrats and republicans who are now
coming out criticizing the president who did not seem to denounce david duke's support. what do you make of the implications of that, john? >> well, for republicans in particular, they have to distance themselves from the president, and the question is whether this is anything that can be repaired because the president has now spoken twice on this issue and has not met the moment. and you have, particularly for republicans, they will always be faced with being asked about this. anybody who makes remarks that can be received approvingly by imperial wizard of the kkk david duke is just somebody that republicans can't embrace, and so how do you work on infrastructure now? democrats are not going to be able to vote for anything that's supported by a president who has said these kinds of remarks and who seems ready to keep fighting about this and to the exclusion of all else. >> john, do we expect people who are now working for the
president at the highest level to say this has gone too far, i cannot stand for this, and i have to leave this administration? >> well, it is a new challenge for those people because it's both the specifics of the case, which is the lack of blunt and clear -- a blunt and clear message about thoroughly objectionable ideas, but then it's also about just chaos and lack of control in a white house, and whether you want to continue being towards that. also, it's in siege moment, so it's not going to get much better. >> john dickerson, thank you for joining us this morning. we're following some breaking news from hawaii. ships and aircraft are searching off the coast of oahu for five crew members of an army helicopter. the blackhawk chopper went down overnight near kaena point on the western shore. there is debris in the water, but so far no word of survivors. secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. is still interested in a dialogue with
north korea, but he says it's up to kim jong-un to make that happen. thousands of protesters yesterday took to the seats of seoul, the capital of south korea. they demanded a peaceful solution to the confrontation with north korea. ben tracy is in seoul on why demonstrators are also asking president trump to tone down his rhetoric. >> reporter: people here in seoul are used to dealing with a north korean threat but they're increasingly worried that this verbal sparring match between president trump and kim jong-un could eventually lead to an actual war and they would pay the price. but now it looks like both sides are trying to find a way to speak a bit more constructively. if north korea ends its seemingly endless barrage of missile tests, washington says it's willing to negotiate with pyongyang, especially after kim jong-un decided to hold off on launching missiles towards guam. >> we would like to have talks with him when the time is right. when they show that they are serious, serious about an effort
to move toward denuclearization. we have not seen that yet. >> reporter: all sides seem to be acknowledging the obvious, a war on the korean peninsula would be catastrophic. this is the border between south and north korea. just over there north korea has thousands of pieces of artillery pointed at the south. it's estimated if they were to unleash those, 64,000 people would die in south korea in just the first day. the u.s. seems to be backing down from its demand that north korea abandon its weapons program entirely before talks could begin, saying, rather, that north korea needs to freeze its weapons testing for a period of time. >> there was some effort, i think, to recognize north korea's security concerns and sort of meet them halfway. >> reporter: john delurie is a professor in seoul. >> i don't think that the relationship that the north koreans want is screaming back and forth, but they'll take
that. i think kim jong-un is more ambitious. i think things like a summit with donald trump and the selfie that the world is waiting for between these two extraordinary figures is the kind of thing that they would be interested in. >> china and russia have floated a plan by which north korea would freeze its missile test in exchange for the u.s. and south korea freezing their joint military exercises. while the u.s. government says that's a nonstarter and those military exercises will take place as planned next week here in seoul. gayle. >> thank you, ben tracy. thousands of people worldwide have strong evidence that they are children are catholic priests. "boston globe's" spotlight team reporter michael rezendes will share it and he has
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right now in hayward, an instigatiois underway - ter freeway shooting on i-880 that left a teen withinor injuries. good morning, it's 7:26. i'm michelleriego. right now in haywar an investigatn is under way after a freeway shooting on i- 880 left a teen with minor injuries. the chp says two teens were riding in a car around 10 p.m. last night when someone pulled up and opened fire. no arrests. starting today in san jose, all 42 schools across the district will have at least one bathroom that's deemed gender- neutral. the change comes as thousands of students return to class following summer break. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
and we continue to track delays for your wednesday morning commute. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, "slow, stop, go" we are in the red for drivers making their way from the maze into san francisco. 22 minutes. another 27 along the eastshore freeway from the carquinez bridge to the maze. >> good morning, everybody. it is a different day but it's the same story. we have quite the expansive deck of low clouds and fog lining the immediate seashore into the bay. some localized drizzle and it's interesting from that mount vaca cam, you can see the deck of stratus in the distance. it's surging inland a good 40, 50 miles. temperatures right now are in the 50s and low 60s. later today, a 5-degree jump in our inland temperatures into the 80s. 89 inland.
this press conference went on a on and on. i felt sorry for the lady standing next to president trump. she was there to talk about roads. she got caught listening. take look. >> was george washington a slave owner? are we going to take down -- excuse me. >> now, that's elaine chao, right? she's trump's secretary of transportation, which is good,
because she's looking for the fattest possible way to transport herself out of there. >> when you look at it, it does look a little uncomfortable. afterward as margaret pointed out they tried to come down and talk about the infrastructure. >> she had a poker face. the others to not. you saw others with their head bowed. gary cohen was sharing eye contact with other reporters. so there was definitely a sense of uncomfortableness. >> some say they look like they wanted to crawl into the pink marble of the lobby.
on a council for a president who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism. >> he joins a growing list. it also includes ceos of merck, intel, and under armour along with four members of manufacturing. in the next half hour richard trumka will join us to explain his decision to quit. that that a look at headlines around the globe. "the new york times" says the threat to end subsidies would send premiums and deficits higher. the subsidies reimbursed for reduce deductibles and out-of-pocket costs. the ceo says if mr. trumpcares out his threat, premium for the most popular health insurance plans would increase by next year. it would increase by $194 billion in coming decade.
>> "the wall street journal" reports that apple is making a commitment to hollywood programming. it plans to introduce as many as 10 original shows. they can be streamed or shown on a video service. and boston globe.com investigates the children of catholic priests. the paper reports there are thousands of people who have strong evidence they're sons or daughters of clergy members p they say they're often neglected or shamed into silence. "boston globe's" team reporter michael rezendes is here. >> reporter: geoghan is accused of molesting dozens of children. in 2002 "the boston globe" ran more than 600 reports revealing the scandal within the catholic
chur. hundreds of priests had sexually abused thousands of children over the decades and church leaders covered it up. >> the wreck ig nation of the most prominent member in the catholic church. >> they knew and they let it happen. two kids, okay? >> the reporters became the story in the 2015 move "spotlight." >> and the oscar goes to -- >> it won two oscars including best picture. they unveil a new report which in they call it worldwide. priests fathering illegitimate children. >> i was blaming myself like i was his mistake. by him having a child, i was his mistake. >> we reached out to vatican officials regarding this the now reporting from bostonglobe.com
and they refused to comment. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is incredible reporting. i know you spent so much time on it. first, how many children of priests might there be? >> there's many more than people assume. probably in the thousands. just recently about two years ago a sop of a priest in ireland set up a website and he's heard scores of people from around the world who say they're sons and daughters of catholic priests. >> where did you first hear of the story? >> jim graham. he spent many years. i was impressed with what he suffered, the pain he entoured, app the detective work. but it was still one person. and then vince doyle called me and gave me information from his website. >> systemic is the word.
the church would like you to believe it's very rare exceptions. >> yes, correct. i think it's the same as with sex abuse. whenever there was a scandal, the church asked you to relate to it as an exemption. >> when you play it out, it would make sense. you write in the article many of them suffer in silence, in secrecy. how does it affect them growing up? >> i think they suffer emotionally, financially, spiritually by not having a loving father and very often by not having a loving father who provi provides child support. >> what do you do now? >> these people are coming together. they would like the church, the vatican, to put policies in
place and give guidance when a priest has fathered a child because right now they have no guidance. >> cardinal saep oh masean o'ma has. he gave this statement to us at th cbs news. said if a priest father as child he has a moral obligation to step aside from ministry and provide for the care and needs of the mother and the child. in such a moment, their welfare is the highest priority. >> i think cardinal o'malley's statement is important because more often than not, the first reaction of the priest is to cover up the fact he's become a parent and what cardinal o'malley is saying and i think this is in line. the pope says, no. if you father a child, your
responsibility is no locker to the church. it's to the child. >> you say this is not isolated. celibacy means a priest does not get married but it does not mean he cannot have children. does that make sense? >> yes. i think in certain parts of the world some priests have different views of what celibacy means. >> the cardinal is in australia defending himself that yes. cardinal pell. >> a very powerful cardinal. >> he's the third highest ranking. he's been criminally charged in australia as you said. it's a very, very significant development because after all these years of having to confront the problem the vatican has still not come up with a set of policies for dealing with clergygy sexual abuse. >> are most of these children born from abuse or consensual relationships? >> i think very often they're
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new jersey. jeff glor is in dulac. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. unusually heavy rains in the midwest this year resulted in more water in the mississippi and more water here in the gulf and that resulted in that biggest dead zone in history in the u.s. and that is difficult news for the fishermen who provide 40% of this nation's seafood. underwater video shows the transition from life to death. it becomes so dark deavers need flashlights to find their way
around. down here there was almost no oxygen in the water. >> this is the largest one we've ever marshed and the second largest human cause dead zone in the ocean. >> nancy is the nation's foremost expert on dead zones. she's been measuring oxygen levels in the zone since 1985. it's a feature that's not getting large. but a chance to measure it from the mississippi river and not having an effect. >> dead zones happen when they send nitro rich fertilizer down into the sea. it eventually dies and singer os the bottom. bacteria feast on the deadalgy, removing oxygen from the water and fish, crabbing and shrimp are forced to leave or die.
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good morning, it's wednesday august 16th, 2017. welcome back to cbs this morning. several business leaders pull away from president trump over his response to the violence in charlottesville. richard trumka was also the member of a key advisory group. why it was the last straw for him. >> plus some are preparing for a flood of solor he eclipse watchers. >> they removed them overnight after the white supremacist
demonstrator in virginia. >> city workers and contractors removed four confederate statues from across the city. >> president trump put himself in the politically complicated position of appearing to defend the alt right. >> we don't know exactly what kicked off that violence but it's clear elements of both sides showed up for a fight. >> what message is the country to think about the president and also about the challenge facing all of us? >> this is a lack of proportion when the ideas we're talking about here are direct threats to the founding principles of the country he leads. >> more members of the trump administration's manufacturing council re-signed because of the president's response to the violence in charlottesville. >> when asked about the events in charlottesville trump had this to say. >> i think there's blame on both sid sides. >> no, i agree with him there was blame on the white supremacist side and on the nazi
side. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and nora o'donnell. president trumps critics are blasting him for blaming the right and the left for violence in charlottesville. he spoke out at trump tower one day after condemning racism and hate groups. >> he let his frustration out when margaret asked about attacks against white house staff. >> senator mccain called on you to defend your national security adviser against some of these attacks. >> did it the last time. >> he called on it again linking to the alt right. >> senator mccain, you mean the one that voted against obamacare? you mean senator mccain that voted against us getting good health care? >> senator mccain said that the alt right is behind these attacks and he linked that same group to those that perpetratored tperpetratoed
the attacks in charlottesville. >> i'm sure senator mccain must know what he's talking about but when you say alt right you define it. define it for me, come on. >> senator mccain defined them as the same groups. >> what about the alt left that came charging at t as you say the alt right? do they have any semblance of guilt? what about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands swinging clubs? do they have any problem? i think they do. >> the president repeated his original response from saturday saying white nationalist groups and their opponents played an equal role in this violence. >> you look at both sides, i think there's blame on both sides. and i have no doubt about it. you had a group of one side that was mad and you had a group on violent and nobody wants to say that but i'll say it right now
and you had people and i'm not talking about the neo-nazis and the white nationalists because they should be condemned totally but you had many people in that group other than neo-nazis and white nationalists. you had some very bad people in that group but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. >> saturday's rally was the largest gathering of white supremacists in more than a decade. cbs reporters said most of the protestors were armed and carried shields with racist symbols on them. a number of far left demonstrators also used shields and sticks but were largely out numbered. >> some of those that attended the unite the right rally are praising the president. richard spencer tweeted his statement was fair and down to earth but legislators from his own party say he was wrong. we cannot accept excuses for
white surveillanpremacy. we can't be the party of lincoln if we equivocate in condemning white supreme sy. >> the moral authority of this nation rests upon clarity of conditions and actions that reinforce our commitment to the great geerd for all. there's absolutely no grey area when it comes to condemning groups who breed on racism, hate, and division. >> business leaders as you know are also criticizing the president's response. five members of his american manufacturing council have re-signed since monday including the ceo of merck and underarmor. the latest is richard trumka. he's the president of the largest federation of labor unions. he re-signed quote on behalf of america's working people that reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups. good morning to you. thank you for taking the time today. >> good morning, thank you for having me on. >> you made it clear on sunday that you were not happy.
you called on the president at that time to call the violence in charlottesville domestic terrorism rooted in bigotry but you didn't re-sign until yesterday. what did you hear yesterday that made you say okay that's enough. i'm out? >> well, the labor movement has forever been at the tip of this spear in ending racism and bigotry. we think it's not acceptable to even tolerate racism and bigotry let alone defend it, encourage it or aid and abet it. yesterday the president's statement really unveiled his true feelings abt the situation in charlottesville and arnd the country and it was unacceptable what he said. >> which one got to you? which one. >> his spirited defense of racism and bigotry, the alt right, white nationalism and
ni neo-nazis and the kkk when these organizations at their stem and core are based on racism and bigotry. that's aun acceptable. that's an un-american value when he gave that defense of them and sort of put a pox on everybody's house, it became too much for us to be associated with that. the issue of the manufacturing council is separate quite frankly from the symbolism of being associated with it. the council itself is totally ineffective. it's never met. it's to be able to deregulate industry so that's totally separate but it's the symbolism of being associated with it that we rejected yesterday. >> so you're saying the american manufacturing council never met? it's never done anything? >> no, it's never met. >> are you hoping other leaders will step down, richard? >> well, i think they have to
have their conscience and they have to follow their conscience. i followed our conscience and what our american labor mement believes in. we believe it's unacceptable to aid and abet or even tolerate any group that's founded on racism and bigotry. we should be fighting against that and eliminating that and we decided that we wanted to get off of that but here's the second question they ought to ask themselves. okay so now they get off the council, but will they accept all the benefits of that council after it confers them? >> here's my question. >> if you're really standing by your convictions you would do both. >> here's my question for you. after a sense that the president was committed to making, create mrg jobs and you had met with him, are you now urging all labor members to with draw their support to this president because of the views he reflected in that press conference yesterday?
>> look, we didn't support the president in the election but after the election we thought we had an obligation for the country and to workers and to my members to try to come together where we could and we identified a couple of places. it was infrastructure. it was manufacturing. it was trade where we could come together and do some good. in the future if we can work together to get things done there we'll continue to do that but we will reject and continue to reject any notion of legitimacy for groups like the white nationalists, the kkk and other like minded groups because we don't see any legitimacy to a group that is their founding principle is racism and bigotry. >> but is it a stain on the presidency for this president to say what he said on saturday and then to reinforce it yesterday?
>> yeah. it was shocking to me and what it did was i think it gives them a legitimacy they're not entitled to. >> he also said this, that by giving people more jobs, that would help end racism. what did you make of that? >> i think he's confusing issues. because if jobs are created but people are excluded because of the way they look or who they worship or who they love, they are eliminated then those jobs are beyond their reach. we're all about creating jobs and opportunities for everybody so that regardless of what you look like, where you came from, who you worship or who you love, you have an equal opportunity and a fair chance to let your abilities take you everywhere that they can. his statements yesterday and
i'll pray for you because you really need to be prayed for when you make those kind of statements. >> richard, there are dozens of other well respected executives that sit on these councils. are you also urging them to step down? >> i think they are to follow their own conscience. we did what we thought was right. they should do what they think is right. and we believed that the symbolism of being associated with that spirited defense of racism and bigotry was unacceptable. >> all right, we thank you very much for joining us this morning. >> thanks for having me on. i really appreciate it. >> we do too. >> more than 10 million people live in the path of next week's solar eclipse but millions more will converge on dozens of communities to see the view. why some governors are calling out the national guard to help with the crush that is
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misting water and misting tents as well. >> reporter: 12 million people live in the totality zone of complete darkness, but 10 million visitors are expected to squeeze their way into eclipse's path. with populations expected to nearly double, cities and towns are redoubling theorist to get ready. >> we're going to run out of stuff. >> reporter: this idaho market is seeing a run on bottled water and basic supplies. >> we hope we get shipments every day. there's going to be a lot of people coming through town. >> reporter: while the eclipse is 70 miles wide, many of the roads people are using are narrow, just two lanes in some areas. >> my biggest concern is emergency vehicle access. we're concerned about getting to our emergencies. >> reporter: the eclipse will last only two minutes but if you plan to see it, you should plan
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the violent protests in charlottesville caused the city and nation to greesh. ahead, john lewis shares firing back against a couple of daredevils... who scaled the span... and posted a video of the suspects are no good morning, it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego. the golden gate bridge district is firing back against a couple of daredevils who scaled a span and posted a video of the stunt. the suspects are now facing criminal charges in addition to a civil lawsuit filed by the bridge district. the bay area is preparing for protests. the mayor of berkeley says some of the same people who organized the rally in charlotteville, virginia are planning an unpermitted rally in berkeley next sunday. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
good morning, your time now 8:27. and we are tracking some major slowdowns for drivers headed along 880. take a look at the nimitz. this is in the red over a 30- minute ride northbound direction between 238 and the maze. an earlier problem blocking one lane. now it's just a slow wednesday morning commute. also tracking some slowdowns for drivers heading southbound 880. we have an accident as you are connecting with highway 92. your ride heading across the san mateo bridge, 32 minutes from 880 to 101. and eastshore freeway, that's in the yellow. traffic on the right side of
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." if you're regular watchers, we usually check headlines. given the last few days we want to take the time to share something we think is very, very special. >> violent protesters in charlottesville have prompted many americans to wonder how we move forward as a nation. hate cannot drive out hate. only love can do that. john lewis is the one who affirms that. he encouraged people to speak
up, speak out, and participate in the democratic process. decades before his service on capitol hill, he risked his life fighting for equal rights. this year congressman lewis wrote a letter to his younger self. he reflects on his journey and his push to bring people together in our ongoing series "note to self." >> young john lewis, you're so full of passion. in your lifetime you will be arrested 45 times, and your mission, to have redeemed the soul of america. in 1956 when you were only 16 years old, you and some of your brothers and sisters and first cousins went down to the public library trying to get library cards, trying to check out some books.
and you were told by the librarian that the library is for whites only, not for coloreds. i say to you now when you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to continue to speak up, to speak out. >> i can no longer go along with an evil system. >> you became inspired by martin luther king and rosa parks. something touched you and suggested that you write a letter to dr. king. you didn't tell your teachers or your mother or your father. dr. king wrote you back and invited you to come to montgomery. in the meantime you have been
admitted to a little school in nashville, tennessee. ♪ it's a sign of the ages >> and it was there that you got involved in a sit-in. you'd be sitting there in an oralerly peaceful nonviolent fashion, and somebody will come up and spit on you or toss a lit cigarette down your back or pour hot water or hot coffee on you. you got arrested the first time, and you felt so free. you felt liberated. you felt like you had crossed over. >> free at last, free at latest, thank got almighty we are free at last. >> you probably would never believe it, but the boy from troy as dr. king used to call you would become the embodiment
of nonviolence in the world. >> we must wake up, wake up. we cannot stop and we will not and cannot be patient. >> two years after you speak at the march on washington, you will see the face of death leading the marriage across t march across the bridge. >> we dramatize to our nation and to the world our determination to win first-class s citizenship. you were beaten on that bridge. we thought you were going to die. but you would make it.
you would live to see your mother and father cast their first votes. >> the change we need doesn't come from washington. change comes to washington. >> you'll also live to see the segregated nation you live in and an african-american president and his family to the white house. and guess what? guess what young john by some divine providence will live to send a message down to the ages. that man will be nominated on the 45th anniversary of the march on washington. all of those signs you saw as a little child that said white men, colored men, white women,
colored women, those signs are gone, and the only place kwlous see those signs today will be in a book, in a museum, on a video. john, thank you for going to the library with your brothers, your sisters, that kind of thing. you were denied a library card. you were saddam sad, but one dade you wrote a book called "walking with the wind," and the same library invited you to come back for a book signing where black and white citizens showed up and after the book signing, they gave you a library card.
and believe as dr. king and randolph taught you, it doesn't matter whether we're white, black, latin america, asian america, that maybe our foremothers and forefathers all came here on different ships, but we're all in the same boat now. john, you understood the words that dr. king when you said we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters. if not, we will perish as fools. >> as he read that and as we watched that, that was total silence in the studio, suggesting the power of one man's experience and the power of his words. >> it's a powerful reminder even
the second time around it to see it and it seems so appropriate to play during these times because the history of this country is very rich and sometimes we need a reminder to see where we've come from. there are a lot of jokes going around, but it's not funny. i think it's great we can be reminded where we've come from and what we've accomplished in this country. >> he talks about moral obligations and the values and what the actions of what one man can do and john embodies that in the most valuable way. >> and to have the courage as he said to be committed to speak out against judgement and racism. >> in his 20s, early 20s. >> beautifully, beautifully done. thank you. very time already for today. >> thank you, john lewis. >> we've got more coming up on "cbs this morning," including don't just thank
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we need help here. >> i haven't found the right fit. >> because you're searching for perfection and perfection is the enemy. >> that's the bar here, adequate? >> more than adequate. she worked at the dmv, like the fifth circle of hell. >> the fifth circle of hell. bob odenkirk is back with us at the table. really good to see you, bob. >> thank you for having me back. that was the great, awesome, racy hornet kim wexler, one of my co-stars in the show and somebody i get along with so well. she's beautiful and amazing talent. i'm surrounded by excellence on the show. >> the two of you together, it's fun to watch. i love your character in that he's annoying at the same time. >> yes. >> recently described as a pitch perfect mixture of down on your luck and hopeful hopelessness. he makes so many bad choices. is he hard for you to play? >> no. he's a joy to play. i like playing the complicated jimmy mcgill. he will become saul, a little
less complicated. trading out his humanity as we watch this show progress. as we meet him in this show, he's younger and he wants to prove himself to his brother, chuck. >> but does he have to do that? >> oh, yeah. this season, episode seven, he really took a big step toward being saul goodman. he played a prank or whatever. he manipulated a situation and, to his own advantage, and hurt somebody who he really liked, this character named irene landry, played by jean efron, great actress. i called peter gould who runs the show and said does he have to do this? does he have to be so bad? he said, hey, bob, that's the show. he's going to be saul goodman. you've got to become saul goodman. >> do you remember "breaking
bad"? >> do you remember that show you were on? i said you're right but i felt terrible he made this risk because i do love this guy, jimmy mcgill. and saul is somebody i don't like so much. he is a guy who basically very mercenary, selfish, the art of the deal kind of guy who just wants to use the people around him and doesn't really care how it affects them. jimmy is a guy who does care if he has hurt anyone. >> starting to see the turn, though. >> yes. >> just like "breaking bad" great characters but also great writing. >> wonderful writing. >> perfection is the enemy of perfectly adequate. >> so many funny lines. they slip these really funny lines into the show and that are -- there's a scene in this last season where he's crying. he's emotional crying and he's trying to get his brother in trouble with this insurance executive who his brother's malpractice insurance and he
cries and goes, my brother has all these problems and he's breaking up on the stand and then i say, it's in the transcript. and crying and saying that little detail is so funny. and they write these hilarious moments for me. i come from comedy so when i get to do those comic moments it's a joy for me. and there's a lot of emotion and drama in the show. this season had michael mckeon as an outstanding performance, playing chuck. >> your comedics come in handy in this drama. >> thank you. i enjoy reading them. on page five there's this hilarious commercial he's making and swindle he's putting on and then on page ten there's an emotional, heartbreaking scene between family members. >> you're also steven spielberg's "pentagon papers." >> yes. it's called "the papers" i believe. >> it is, indeed. it's about the pentagon papers.
>> i play the reporter who actually got the papers from daniel elsburg. he actually figured out who might be distributing -- might have them because he had worked at -- >> when does that come out? >> at christmas. tom hanks and -- >> meryl streep plays kathleen graham. >> yeah. >> you're in town because your daughter is making college tour. >> yes. >> you all had watched the news conference yesterday. >> yeah. >> you had an interesting conversation after that. >> it was a difficult conversation. i think because i was very emotional. you know, for the kids that age, she's 16 1/2 and my son is 18. and this is the world they're -- you kind of accept the world more. you're discovering it. and it makes me feel terrible that this is the world that they are stepping into. these are things that, for us, you know, it's hard to -- beyond being -- i try to get past being
flabbergasted by it. but i guess we all have to and ask ourselves what we can do to get things to change back into a better place. >> lots of conversations going on between parents and children. bob odenkirk, thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> tomorrow the growing crisis facing coral reefs in hawaii. we take a look from the sky. >> coastline on the big island of hawaii. while it looks like tropical paradise, hidden places under water, coral reefs are dying off at an alarming rate and scientists now believe sunscreen could be part of the problem. we'll take you under water and show you coming up tomorrow on "cbs this morning." this is the new comfort food. grown right here in california, with absolutely no antibiotics ever. a better way to grow, a better way to eat. and it starts with foster farms
right now in hayward, an investigation is underway - after a freeway shooting on i-880 left a teen the c- good morning, it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. right now, in hayward, an investigation is under way after a freeway shooting on i- 880 left a teen with minor injuries. the chp says two teens were riding in a car around 10 p.m. last night when a driver pulled up and opened fire. no arrests have been made. starting today, in san jose, all 42 schools across the district will have at least one gender-neutral bathroom. the change comes as thousands of students return to class following summer break. and today at great america, a new ride is expected to be announced. park officials along with santa clara's mayor will give the
this is interstate 80 at carlson, emergency crews blocking lanes due a westbound accident. delays on the eastshore freeway. 26 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. probably going into the red now that we're tracking that crash. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, 22 minutes from the maze into san francisco. let's check in with roberta. have a good day, jaclyn. hi, everybody. outdoors, it's the same old weather pattern that we have had all week. mostly cloudy skies, drizzle, patchy fog. sfo good news there, no reports of any airport delays. temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. it's now 62 and overcast in san jose. so our temperatures will increase today with a little bit of warmer air mass in place up to a good 5 degrees away from the bay into our inland areas. the coast in the 60s, no clearing in pacifica. 60s and low 70s across the bay. redwood city about 80. napa 77.
wayne: whee! you're going to bali! jonathan: it's a zonk snowed-in living room! (screams) wayne: you got the big deal! teeny tiny box! - i gotta accelerate! wayne: you got it! - (screaming) wayne: go get your car! - let's make a deal! jonathan: it's time for "let's make a deal." now here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady! wayne: hey, everybody. welcome to "let's make a deal." i'm wayne brady. thank you so much for tuning in. let's make a deal. who wants to do it? who wants a deal? the pigtails, come on over. everybody, have a seat. (cheers and applause) katharyn, how you doing, hon? - hi! wayne: welcome to the show. - hi. wayne: so where are you from? - kansas. wayne: kansas. - yes. wayne: which part of kansas? - the middle of the state pretty much. but i currently live in san diego with my husband