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captioning sponsored by cbs taking a knee. a show of unity across the nfl today against president trump's calls to fire or suspend players who by kneeling, take a stand against racial injustice. also tonight, a deadly mass shooting at a church ne nash vie.ll desperation and danger in hurricane ravaged puerto rico. fading hopes of finding survivors in quick stricken mexico -- quake stricken mexico city. we have updates from both disaster zones. and oprah, officially joins cbs news. >> to be a part of this -- group of story tellers is one of the great honors of my career. .
this is the "cbs weekend news." >> quijano: good eke, i'm elaine quijano, this is our western edition. on this football sunday n players across the league took a knee and linkedfl arms united in defiance against president trump. on friday night the president called on team owners to fire or suspend players who refused to stand during the national anthem. but as teams took the field today, it was clear that players, coaches and executives are locked in solidarity over the right to peacefully protest racial injustice, errol barnett begins our coverage. >> reporter: early this morning president trump encouraged a boycott of the nfl in response to players kneeling as a sign of protest during the national anthem. tweeting if nfl fans refuse to go to games, will you see change take place fast. >> he's fired. >> reporter: on friday an alabama he used harsh language suggesting protesting players be
let go. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say get that son of a [bleep] off the field right now? >> reporter: however close friend and campaign donor to the president bob kraft pushed back as owner of the new england patriots saying in a statement today, he is deeply disappointed by the tone of the president's comments. and that he supports players rights to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness. as the twilight's last gleaming. ♪ reasons protesting players are trying to bring attention to racial injustice issues, before returning to washington, the president was asked if his stance is inflaming racial tension. >> this has nothing to do with race or anything else. this has to do with respect for our country and respect for our flag. >> reporter: now by this afternoon president trump appeared to slightly soften his rhetoric toward nfl players tweeting standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is bad. but he did take one last shot at
the nfl itself noting it has quote bad ratings. elaine? >> quijano: errol barnett, thanks. president trump first took on the nfl and lost in the 1980s as an owner of the new jersey generals in the failed usfl. in 2014 he put in a losing bid to purchase the buffalo bills. he has a history of acrimony against the league. tony dokoupil has more on this latest feud. oh say can you see. ♪. >> reporter: one of the hardest hits in the nfl today took place on thehen members of the ravens and jaguars took a knee during the national anthem kicking off a long day of political football. who's broad stripes. ♪. >> with the exception of west point grad and ex-army ranger vil neef the steelers didn't show at all for their national anthem as the head cokes explained. >> a guy who wants to go 4eus normal business and participate
in the anthem he shouldn't be forced to choose sides. if a guy feels the need to do sex he shouldn't be separated from his teammates who chooses not to. so we're not participating today. that's our decision. >> reporter: today president trump turned to twitter urging fans to refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our flag. ♪ what so proudly we hailed snoalt. >> reporter: but a lot of fans and coaches obtained to the president's tone and message including former jets head coach rex ryan. >> it's appalling to me, and i'm sure it is appalling to almost any citizen in our country. >> reporter: nfl team owners responded in a flurry of tweets and statements. shahid khan owner of the jag wants who donated $1 milli to h with is flayers during the national anthem. >> inside these linesyou can bring out the best in etch other. >> reporter: before the game the nfl rushed out a message of its own. >> and live, united.
inside. these lines. >> unite. >> and this is bigger than the nfl. the nba champion warriors won't be visiting the white house this year after trump feuded with star player steph curry and now for the rst time a major league baseball player has decided to take a knee as well. the big question is what will the fans end up. a poll by "the washington post" found two thirds of america says president trump is dividing the country. >> quijano: thank you. earlier i spoke with our chief washington correspondent and "face the nation" host john dickerson about the president's latest battle. so john, why would president trump pick a fight with the nfl? >> well, it is a good question. i think the motivations may be not totally clear. i think in the moment you can see the kind of reaction he got from his crowd in alabama. i think he feels a cultural affinity with them. and doesn't see this as picking a fight at the nfl but being very clear about something he and a lot of his supporters find offensive in the moment of a national anthem. the problem of course is the
president is not the president merely of his supporters but of an entire nation. >> quijano: mr. trump's comments have taken attention away from the final push on the graham cassidy health-care bill. to what extent does that undermine republican efforts? >> it does get in the way but the bigger thing in the way of this health-care plan is that there don't look like there are enough republicans to support it because of its structural policy flaws and the fact that the process that has been used according to senator john mccain and today susan collins in our conversation with her, the process that has been used is really outside of the normal ways of doing things. and the reason that is a problem is that it leaves no opportunity to address what some people think are catastrophic flaws in this new piece of legislation. cyn pore minisliter ho turn toio had harsh words for president trump at the united nations yesterday. and the u.s. flew bombers off north korea's coasts are there calls to deescalate tensions. >> no calls for de-escalation inside the two parties here.
what, the tension here of course is that one of the ways the u.s. thinks it might get the north koreans to the negotiating table is if the north koreans take seriously the overwhelming force the u.s. could deploy if things got to a military pass. but we should quickly say there is a lot of loose talk about military options. nobody i have talked to in the pentagon or experts who know about the military in north korea thinks that the, if there was military options it's clear it would be catastrophic and of a kind that people most are not allied who have ever seen anything like it. >> quijano: john dickerson in washington, thanks so much. >> thanks, elaine. >> quijano: tonight the trump administration announced new restrictions on travel to the united states. the president's controversial ban on visitors from six muslim majority countries was about to expire. beginning october 18th travel will be restricted on nationals from iran, libya, syria, yemen, somalia, chad, north korea and venezuela.
the department of homeland security says these countries do not share sufficient information with the u.s. or have not taken necessary security precautions. there was a deadly mass shooting today at a church in antioch tennessee outside nash vil. seven people were shot before the gunman shot himself. demarco morgan has the latest details. >> reporter: sirens blasting sunday morning just before noon after emmanuel sampson a 25 year old african-american gunman wearing a mask walked into burnette chapelt hufrmer o k pastorisle bill hun. >> the guy just came in and started shooting. i don't understand it. >> reporter: calls immediately started pouring in to 911 saying multiple people were down at the place of worship in antioch just outside of nashville. the pastor of the church joey spann and his wife were among the victims shot. one person is ed did, a woman who was shot in the church parking lot. investigators say a church service with about 50 people
inside had just wrapped up for the afternoon. seconds after the shooting started, a church usher confronted the gunman wand was pistol whipped. that member who had a license to carry went to his car to get his own gun. there was a struggle between the two men, the suspect shot himself and was subdued until police arrived. >> you hear about these things on television from time to time. and you just don't ever think it's going to be here. you don't think it will be your church. >> reporter: the gunman according to the metro nashville police department left his car running outside the church, investigators believe he may have been planning to get away and was not trying to commit suicide when he shot himself, elaine. >> quijano: demarco, thanks. officials in hurricane-raf vajed puerto rico said today a dam appears to be on the verge of collapsing. the dam was apparently cracked by flood waters from hurricane maria. david begnaud says that's not the only crisis on the island. >> reporter: from the air we were able to get new video of wide spread damage in am so of the hardest hit areas. before leaving the city, we saw flood water on the road leading
to the main airport. homes in san juan are-- san juan are still surrounded by water. >> this is loiza one of the poorest areas of puerto rico. >> the damage is catastrophic here. in catno the flooding is as wide spread today as it was four days ago when we foundct we made it o guajataca. >> where officials say this 90 year old dam is in jeopardy of breaching after a portion of the spillway failed. the water is gushing uncontrollably toward comeumentds where 70,000 people have been told to head to higher ground. where you see fresh dirt that is where the failure of the spillway happened and the concern now is if there is a vuller in did -- vulnerability there it may extend underneath that road and the entire dam may fail. there are mile long lines of people waiting to buy e sighl. fue land-- island's cel phone towers have been damaged. in the hard hit region we found
hundreds of people standing under a cell phone tower in the blazing heat trying to get a signal. ellie rivera was trying to reach family in chicago, orlando and boston. >> i want to talk to my family. i'm okay but my mother is here in the hospital. >> for those who could get just one bar, it was just enough. >> here is ou bad the communication situation is. five days after the storm made landfall we're told there are still people in areas of the but they have no way of calling for help. here at the airport in san juan they have lost one of their transmission towers. there is no radar and we're told that means far fewer commerciall hts a out aree seeing their flights cancelled day after day. >> quijano: david begnaud, thank you. up next, the latest on the desperate search for survivors following a devastating earthquake in mexico.
>> quijano: the death toll from tuesday's powerful earthquake in mexico continues it climb it now stands at 319. with more than half of those deaths in the capitol mexico city. manuel imo jor-- bojorquez is there. >> it has now been five days of nonstop work for search and rescue crews at this reporold mis csing after the earthquake. the hope of finding survivors is diminish-- diminishing not only here but around the capital. officials halted work at one apartment building. since tuesday's quake five people were rescued there and 1ven bodies were recovered 00thste ne o plaeople have been pulled from the rubble alive. this rescue on wednesday had given many hope that there were still pockets of survivors. at sunday mass people filled the pe-ws of this basilica offering prayers for possible survivors and those impacted by the earthquake. over the weekend a seergs of aftershocks south of the city rattled already fraid nerves. people once again abandoned
buildings for the street. the concern going forward now will be housing for all of those displaced by the quake. it's estimated 1,000 buildings that were left standing are not safe to live in. at this site search and rescue teams from all over the world are working including the united states, japan and israel using technology to try to determine how many people pay still be trapped inside. while out here family members wait for any word. elaine? >> quijano: manie, thanks. coming up next, germany votes. what's next for angela merkel and the world's fourth largest economy.
>> germany held national elections this weekend. early projections show angela merkel had secured her fourth term as chancellor. but in the midst 6 a refugee crisis and the rise of far right nationalism germany is a much different country than when she first took office. jonathan vigliotti has more on this from our london bureau. >> german chancellor angela
merkel clenched an historic fourth term 6789 but it is a bittersweet victory. despite herivalbl deou europe's most powerful leader lost some ground to germany's far right anti-immigrant anti-islam group, alternative for germany. the polarizing party dubbed the real nazis by opponents followed merkel wherever she went. blowing whistles and booing her. they argued merkel broke the law by admitting over one million refugees into the country. their controversial campaign posters included a pregnant hello hello hello hello hello hello campaign gained around 13% of the vote making alternative for germany the first far right group to earn parliamentary seats since 1957. ultimately merkel's message
resonated. but these extreme voices will now be seated next to her for four years. in her victory speech, merkel acknowledged the far right and their supporters saying her goal is to now understand their concerns and regain their trust. meanwhile a spokesperson with alternative for germany vowed t k the country. elaine. >> quijano: jonathan, thanks. still ahead, oprah winfrey on what it means to her to join "60 minutes" tonight.
>> qui prah wincer tightno: inja returney-- "60 minutes" tonight returning to her roots as a reporter with a look at america's political divide, she sat down with ann silvio to talk about what it means to work on journalism's biggest stage. >> this is your first day at "60 minutes" yans yeah! >> working on your first story. >> yes!
>> what does it mean to you? >> well, as someone who has grown up watching "60 minutes" since i was a young girl, not even knowing the power, the impact, the value of the reporting, and then becoming a young reporter myself in my 20s in baltimore, "60 minutes" was-- i would say for the first 20 years of my career, like a religion. your sunday was complete after andy rooney had finished his piece and you heard that clock. so to be a part of this esteemed group of story tellers is one of the great honors of my career, i would have to say. in 1986 when mike wallace came to interview me. >> rolling. >> okay. >> okay. >> i had actually never been more nervous in my life. i mean i have never been more
nervous. >> really? cuz that's not what you said and not the way you behaved on camera. >> i'm as comfortable in front of the camera as i am breathing. the little red comes on it's like hey there how are you doing. >> oprah was oprah winfrey, until three mths ago >> did you m cosontsider that te your sort of breakout moment? >> well, i think if "60 minutes" comes a calling and you haven't committed a crime, and they're just doing a story about you, you don't get more breakout than that.>> " minutes kks off its 60th season tonight right here on cbs. when we return, they were bonded in grief, two parents who each lost sons in the war on terror. strangers who set out on a journey of healing.
each had lost a son in the war on terror. together they biked across the rene f ld samcounsewhtoo r strreai their a pain. they recently completed their trip at ground zero in new york. dana jacobson has their story. >> i think about austin all them going up hills and having a hard time, i just kiss his dog tags and he motivates me. >> i think of my son almost every day any how. he's got up up many hills. >> reporter: for three months cay kaye jordan and michael perich battled those hills, al mwionudthdy desra late-- desolate open road. they both lost sons in the war on terror. the memories of them are fueling this solemn journey. >> he loved life and he loved making people laugh, that's austin. >> how about michael, how do you want people to remember your son. >> his smile.
he's his quiteness. he was a real quiet guy. >> strangers at the start, kaye and michael are now bound by a common goal, a 3700 mile cross country bikeess r go star ride s and honor all who made the ultimate sacrifice. in 2010, just 96 days into his first deployment in afghanistan, kaye son austin a private first class in the army was killed by an afghan soldier. >> i didn't believe it. i didn't want to believe it i grabbed this picture in the house and i just fell to the floor, you know. denial sets in and for a year and a half i isolated myself. i didn't want to be around people. >> how did you get yourself out of that? >> i knew that's not what austin would want me to did do.
within the death of michael's son is classified. >> i don't know. it was just, it was a nightmare. it's still been a nightmare, you know, it will always be a nightmare. >> how has this ride helped with that? ti stfr jeelyuu about, you know, yr kids. it's been a good journey, it's been really healing. we got to meet a lot of good gold star families that just want to talk about their kids. >> what has that meant to you to have each other on this ride. >> good gift. could you go to if i doctor and they give you pills. they talk to you. but until you talk to somebody that has gone through it, that is the best thing you could do. >> powerful report from dana jacobson. that is the cbs weekend news for this sunday. later be, the season premier of "60 minutes." i'm elaine quijano in new york. from all of us at cbs
from "free speech week" -- to a six-figure photo op. police and protestors line the streets.. as milo yiannopoulos shows up to ha . from free speech week to a six-figure photo op, police and protesters lined the streets as milo yiannopoulos shows up to have his say at cal. ♪ [ music ] ♪ . it was also a day of defines in the nfl. hundreds of players kneeled during the national anthem to protest president trump. good evening. i'm brian hackney. >> i'm juliette goodrich. milo yiannopoulos was planning for a four-day rally at cal. but he spent just a few minutes before being when is beinged away. >> at uc berkeley now -- whisked
away. at uc berkeley now. >> reporter: everything is quiet now, but just before milo yiannopoulos's speech, this plazaotrs. they were counterprotesters that were clark with trump rst abte anou scheduled appearance, counterprotesters and trump supporters started their war of words. with police dressed in riot gear separating the two groups -- >> i'm not at all surprised about the vitriole and hatred that is coming out of their mouths. >> don't put your hands on me. >> reporter: yiannopoulos showed up around 12:15 standing on the steps near the plaza snapping selfies with reporters. and sung part of the national anthem. >> we want to be sure we let the administration know that nothing they do is going to deter us