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an explosive new report put together by lawyers for cbs accuses the company's former c.e.o. les moonves of misleading investigators and destroying evidence in a sexual misconduct investigation. moonves was forced out in september. this report is expected to be presented to the cbs board next week. "the new york times" says it has seen an early draft. jericka duncan has details plus an interview tonight with a new accuser, and a warning, some of what you are about to hear is graphic. >> reporter: according to the "times," the draft report says moonves lied about and minimize the extent of his sexual misconduct partly to protect his $120 million severance package. plus he deleted text messages, instructed one person not to speak to investigators, and that either he or someone else handed over his son's ipad to investigators instead of his own. >> there were a lot of people at cbs that knew about the allegations against him. there were people at cbs that
knew about his efforts to try to cover up his behavior. and a lot of people who didn't do anything about it. >> reporter: according to the "times" investigators interviewed 11 women and found their accounts to be credible. the times says a lawyer has identified a total of 17 women. among the new allegations in the report, moonves had a cbs employee on call to perform oral sex on him and received oral sex from at least four cbs employees under circumstances that sound transactional. in 2017 at a variety magazine event, moonves said this about sexual harassment. >> but i think it's important that a company's culture will not allow for this. >> reporter: the times also reports that investigators found at least one cbs board member knew of the sexual misconduct allegations about moonves before joining the board in 2007, and that last year cbs's former head
of communications learned of a sexual misconduct allegation against moonves, but did not report it. >> anyhow, he held me very close. he didn't kick me. i just stuck his tongue down my throat. >> reporter: today we spoke to another woman. june seley kimmel said he kissed her in 1995 when she pitched a movie to him when he was the head of 20th century fox. what would you say now? >> i can't believe i'm going to get emotional. you killed the dream of a woman who was so young and needed a break and worked so hard to get that. and you, you really -- it was awful. >> reporter: we reached out to moonves's attorney for comment about kimmel's accusation but haven't moonves' attorney the denies ha
nonconsensual sexual -- a spokesman for the investigator said no findings have been reported to the board, and the board has reached no conclusions on this matter. the times again says that this report is expected to be presented today board sometime next week. jeff? >> okay, jericka duncan for us tonight. jericka, thank you. coming up next, widening recall of blood pressure medication that's could contain a cancer-causing ingredient. and later, the freak accident that sent dozens of amazon workers to the hospital.
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to be contaminated with trace amounts of a chemical with a potential low risk of causing cancer. it's not just mylan. at least 30 types of a valsartan-based medication has been recalled since july. the drugs are classified as a.r.b.s, one of many types of medications used to lower blood pressure. in july the fda found it was manufactured by a chinese company and in september placed imports from that company on hold. but the agency said patients should continue taking their current medicine until the pharmacy or doctor replaces the recalled bottles. the agency says there is sufficient supply and there are many alternatives on the market. the risk of getting cancer from the contaminated drugs is very small, so patients shouldn't stop taking it. in fact, jeff, stopping blood pressure medications abruptly can cause risks, including heart attack, stroke and heart failure. >> okay, a very good point there at the end. tara, thank you very much. still ahead here tonight, an update on the volcano that has
kilauea erupti months. that is the longest dormant killer since kilauea began erupted in 1983. the most recent flare-up began in may destroying more than 700 homes. the lava covered more than 8,000 acres on hawaii's big island. in northern indiana today, one student was killed when a truck crashed into the back of a school bus that had stopped at a railroad crossing. the boy was one of 38 middle school students heading to a christmas musical. more than 50 workers were sickened today at an amazon warehouse in new jersey. a machine accidentally punctured a can of bear repellent. the fumes made it difficult to breathe. two dozen were taken to the hospital. one is in critical condition. up next here tonight from
cathedral. on a day full of remarkable tributes, that is the cbs evening news tonight from washington. we will have live coverage of president george h.w. bush's funeral services tomorrow in houston. and journey to his final resting place in college station, texas. we leave you tonight with some of today's most memorable scenes. good night. ♪ for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory ♪ ♪ forever, amen ♪
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the overnight news. i'm david begnaud at the cbs news headquarters in new york. a grateful nation will bid farewell today to an american patriot. george herbert walker bush, the 41st president of the united states, his body has been flown to his beloved texas for a funeral that will happen in houston. after that a funeral train is going to carry mr. bush to his final resting place which will be at the george bush presidential library. yesterday there were some tears and a whole lot of laughing at his memorial service that happened at the washington national cathedral. jeff glor was there. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: thousands line the streets to pay their respects to
the nation's 41st president. george w. bush, the son and 43rd president, waved in thanks as his father's procession passed the white house a final time, slowing en route to washington national cathedral. inside, thousands of mourners, that included dignitaries, foreign and domestic, past and present. >> we receive the body of our brother george for burial. >> reporter: all living u.s. presidents gathered for the state funeral. upon their arrival, president trump and first lady melania greeted the obamas. the trumps and clintons did not shake hands. finally, the bushes. former president bush provided a light moment with former first lady michelle obama by giving her a mint. of the sberhe itself was a celebratory. canadian prime min good friend with an old poem. >> there are wooden ships.
there are sailing ships. there are ships that sail the sea. but the best ships are friendships, and may they always be. >> reporter: alan simpson, the former wyoming senator, praised mr. bush as a humble man. >> those who travel the high road of humility in washington, d.c. are not bothered by heavy traffic. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and finally, george w., the son who earlier this year helped bury his mother, barbara, said his good-bye. >> last friday, when i was told he had minutes to live, i called him. the guy answered the phone, said, i think he can hear you, but he hadn't said anything for most of the day. i said, dad, i love you and you've been a wonderful father. and the last words he would ever say on earth were, i lovyou, to
have.at and noble best ghuld and in our grief, i just smile knowing that dad is hugging robin and holding mom's hand again. ♪ the last full measure of devotion, he gave himself to serve the greater needs ♪ ♪ >> receive george into the arms of your mercy and to the blessed rest of everlasting peace. >> the eulogy for george h.w. bush was delivered by his son, the former president george w. bush. major garrett has a look back at the touching >> sogh our tearsets doving and sing knowi noble man, the best father a son or daughter could have.
choked-back sob, the ent, son sounded like any man bidding his father farewell. but not just any man could say this. >> he showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity, leads with courage, and aktsz wicts with love in hi for citizens of our country. >> reporter: the bond between bush and his oldest son were cemented with private moments: fishing, golfing, and being with family. it was strengthened publicly through military service, on the campaign trail and in the oval office. >> being the child of a president is unpleasant. i mean, you watch somebody you love get lampooned or made fun of or harshly criticized. it hurts. >> reporter: mr. bush's losing bid for reelection planted a seed for his sons. >> his defeat empowered both jeb and me.legacy but would barbara and i be proud? >> reporter: but according to his children, they didn't need
lofty titles to have their father's love. >> he encouraged and comforted, but never steered. we tested his patience. i know i did. [ laughter ] but he always responded with the great gift of unconditional love. >> reporter: especially in moments of need, three days after the september 11th attacks, a shaken commander in chief mourned the dead and returned to his cathedral pew, to find the comforting hand of a father who knew the burdens of the office. today he made the same walk, with his hand reaching out. >> there is more trouble for ousted cbs chief les moonves. a report commissioned by cbs has turned up more evidence of sexual misconduct, lying, and destruction of evidence. and it could cost $120 million severance package. here's anna werner.
>> reporter: according to the times, the 59-page draft report says moonves deliberately lied about and minimized the extent of his sexual misconduct, partly to protect his $120 million severance package. plus, he allegedly deleted text messages, instructed at least one person not to speak to investigators, and that either he or someone else handed over his son's ipad to investigators instead of his own. >> there were a lot of people at cbs that knew about the allegations against him. there were people at cbs that knew about his efforts to try to cover up his behavior. and a lot of people who didn't do anything about it. >> reporter: according to the times, investigators interviewed 11 women and found their accounts to be credible. the times says the lawyers have now identified a total of 17 women. among the new allegations in the report, moonves had a cbs employee on call to perform oral sex on him and received oral sex from at least four cbs employees
under circumstances that sound transactional. in 2017 at a "variety" magazine event, moonves said this about sexual harassment. >> but i think it's important that a company's culture will not allow for this. >> reporter: the times also reports that investigators found at least one cbs board member knew of the sexual misconduct allegations about moonves before joining the board in 2007, and that last year cbs's former head of communications learned of a sexual misconduct allegation against moonves, but did not report it. we reached out to moonves' attorney for comment about kimmel's accusation, but have not heard back yet. but moonves's attorney did tell the times this. he denies having any nonconsensual sexual relation and cooperated extensive invest. a spokesman for the investigators said no findings have been reported to the board
>> announcer: this is the "cbs >> the body of an american patriot, george h.w. bush, has been flown to his beloved texas for a funeral that will happen later this morning. at a memorial in washington yesterday at the national cathedral, his son, former president george w. bush, delivered the eulogy, and it was something to see. >> a few years later he was alone in the pacific on a life raft, praying that his rescuers would find him before the enemy did. god answered those prayers. it turned out he had other plans for george h.w. bush. for dad's part, i think those brushes with death made him cherish the gift vowed to live every day to the fullest.
dad was always busy, a man in constant motion, but never too busy to share his love of life with those around him. he taught us to love the outdoors. he loved watching dogs flush a covey. he loved landing the elusive striper. and once confined to a wheelchair, he seemed happiest sitting in his favorite perch on a back porch at walkers point contemplating the majesty of the atlantic. the horizons he saw were bright and hopeful. he was a genuinely optimistic man. and that optimism guided his children and made each of us believe that anything was possible. he continually broadened his horizons with daring decisions. he was a patriot. after high school, he put college on hold and became a navy fighter pilot as world war
ii broke out. like many of his generation, he never talked about rv unti t pubc . we learned of the attack on chichijima, the mission completed, the shoot down. we learned of the death of his crew mates whom he thought about throughout his entire life. and we learned of the rescue. and then another audacious decision. he moved his young family from the comforts of the east coast to odessa, texas. he and mom adjusted to their arid surroundings quickly. he was kind and neighborly to the women he, mom and i shared a small bathroom and duplex. even after he learned their profession, ladies of the night. [ laughter ] dad could relate to people from
all walks of life. he was an empathetic man. he valued character over pedigree, and he was no cynic. he looked for the good in each person, and he usually found it. dad taught us that public service is noble and necessary, that one can serve with integrity and hold true to the important values like faith and family. he strongly believed that it was important to give back to the community and country in which one lived. he recognized that serving others enriched the giver's soul. to us, his was the brightest of a thousand points of light. in victory, he shared credit. when he lost, he shouldered the blame. he accepted that failure is a taught us never to be defined by failure.
he showed us how set backs can strengthen. none of his disappointments could compare with one of life's greatest tragedies, the loss of a young child. jeb and i were too young to remember the pain and agony he and mom felt when our 3-year-old sister died. we only learned later that dad, a man of quiet faith, prayed for her daily. he was sustained by the love of the almighty, and the real and enduring love of her mom. dad always believed that one day he would hug his precious robin again. he loved to laugh, especially at himself. he could tease and needle, but never out of malice. he placed great value on a good joke. so he chose simpson to speak. [ laughter ]
on e-mail, he had a circle of friends with whom he shared or received the latest jokes. his grading system for the quality of the joke was classic george bush. rare 7s and 8s were considered huge winners. most of them off color. george bush knew how to be a true and loyal friend. he nurtured and honored his many friendships with a generous and giving soul. there exist thousands of handwritten notes encouraging or sympathizing or thanking his friends and acquaintances. he had an enormous capacity to give of himself. many a person would tell you that dad became a mentor and a father figure in their life. he listened and he consoled. he was their friend. i think of don rhodes, taylor
blanton, jim nance, arnold schwarzenegger, and perhaps the unlikelyest of all, the man who defeated him, bill clinton. my siblings and i refer to the guys this this group as brothers from other mothers. [ laughter ] he taught us that a day was not meant to be wasted. he played golf at a legendary pace. i always wonder why he insisted on speed golf. he was a good golfer. well, here's my conclusion. he played fast so that he could move on to the next event, to enjoy the rest of the day, to expend his enormous energy, to live it all. he was born with just two settings. full throttle, then sleep. [ laughter ] he taught us what it means to be a wonderful father, grandfather, and greatdfatr. he was firm in his principles and supportive as we began do
seek our own ways. he encouraged and comforted, but never steered. we tested his patience. i know i did. [ laughter ] but he always responded with the great gift of unconditional love. last friday, when i was told he had minutes to live, i called him. the guy answered the phone, said, i think he can hear you, but he hasn't said anything for most of the day. i said, dad, i love you and you've been a wonderful father. and the last words he would ever say on earth were, i love you, too. to us, he was close to perfect, but not totally perfect. his short game was lousy. [ laughter ] he wasn't exactly fred astair on the dance floor. [ laughter ] the man couldn't stomach
vegetables. [ laughter ] especially by the wa he passed e genetic defects along to us. [ laughter ] finally, every day of his 73 years of marriage, dad taught us all what it means to be a great husband. he married his sweetheart. he adored her. he laughed and cried with her. he was dedicated to her totally. in his old age, dad enjoyed watching police show reruns, the volume on high. [ laughter ] all the while holding mom's hand. after mom died, dad was strong, but all he really wanted to do was hold mom's hand again. of course, dad taught me another special lesson. he showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity, leads with courage, and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country. when the history books are
written, they will say that george h.w. bush was a great president of the united states, a diplomat of unmatched skill, a commander in chief of formidable accomplishment, and a gentleman who executed the duties of his office with dignity and honor. in his inaugural address, the 41st president of the united states said this. we cannot hope only to leave our children a bigger car, a bigger bank account. we must hope to give them a sense of what it means to be a loyal friend, a loving parent, a citizen who leaves his home, his neighborhood and town better than he found it. what do we want the men and women who work with us to say when we are no longer there? that we were more driven to succeed than anyone around us, or that we stopped to ask if a sick child had gotten better, and stayed a moment there to
trade a word of friendship. well, dad, we're going to remember you for exactly that and much more, and we're going to miss you, your decency, sincerity, and kind soul will stay with us forever. so through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you, a great and noble man, the best father a son or daughter could have. and in our grief, let us smile knowing that dad is hugging robin and holding mom's hand again. [ applause ] >> the only time there wasn't applause at the memorial, the president of the united states finished the eulogy for his dad, 41. you're watching t my digestive system used to make me feel sluggish but now, i take metamucil every day.
as the nation prepares for the funeral of the 41st president, george h.w. bush, we are hearing a lot of heart warming stories from the people who were the closest to him. like mr. bush's white house photographer, david valdez. >> when he was getting ready to run for president, life magazine wanted to send a photographer up to take some pictures of him. and i talked to barbara bush about it. she said, you ought to just come over 6:00 in the morning the next morning and see what
happens. so i go up there and a few minutes later, the grandchildren started coming in. with all the accomplishments and things that president bush did, he was most proud of being called a husband, a father and a grandfather. a few hours before the beginning of the gulf war, he went walking on the south lawn, and i'd get a photo of him. he was just thinking about sending young men and women off to war. he would go jogging in the morning and maybe play a round ever tennis, then go play golf, then go boating and kind of end the day with a round of horse shoes. the press core would just be dragging behind him because he would do that in rain or shine. mrs. bush always certainly protected him. there was a true love affair. you'd always see them holding hands or patting each other on the back or just making sure that each one of them was okay. working for president bush changed my life forever. having that opportunity to work with him and see him, especially
how he loved and interacted with his family, when you humble yourself under the mighty hand of god, in due time he will exalt you. hi, i'm joel osteen. i'm excited about being with you every week. i hope you'll tune in. you'll be inspired, you'll be encouraged. i'm looking forward to seeing you right here. you are fully loaded and completely equipped for the race that's been designed for you.
only twice in u.s. history has a father and son both been elected president of the united states. in the 1800s it was john adams and john quincey adams, and of course in our lifetime, george bush bishop and george w. bush. norah o'donnell spoke to the younger bush about 41. >> reporter: so much has been written about george herbert walker bush as a president. what was he like as a father? >> he was a great father. if you were to interview my brothers and sister, to a person we would say, couldn't have a better father. and i think the reason why they would say -- i know the reason why i would say it, is because he gave us unconditional love. some of us tested it, i might add. he was -- there was noou about how much he loved us, which i think is a very important gift that a father can give to his >>t's been one of t
joys of my life, my friendship with him. >> he was a good reminder that as fiercely as we may fight on policy and on issues, that ultimately we're americans first. >> when you look back at your father's term in office as president -- >> yeah. >> reporter: he starts to many people look better and better. >> we all do. that's the way time works. i think he's going to go down as the greatest one-term president ever because of his foreign policy, deftally handling the end of the cold war, reunification of germany. >> reporter: george w. bush also told us what he learned from his father about personal diplomacy. >> here's a george bush story. one of the things i learned from him was to give these world leaders kind of special treatment, if possible. and i said, dad, i need a place to bring vladimir putin. would you mind if i brought him to kennebunk port, knowing full
well putin would say, wow, this is really great. he said, not at all. so putin lands and there's dad at the foot of the stairs to greet him. i said, do you want to go out in our boat? putin said, oh, i'd love to go. so putin has this interpreter -- that's kind of, you know, didn't look like much of an outdoors man. the old man opens that thing up full blast. this guy i'm stand being next to, the interpreter is like white knuckle hanging onto the bolt, wondering if he's going to live. he's cutting through these waves. it's classic george bush. >> reporter: what was putin doing? >> he loved it. he's one of these macho dudes, saw spray coming across, he thought it was wonderful. it's the interpreter was nerve racking. >> stay with cbs news, our continuing coverage of the passing former president will continue later today. we will fun service live from houston beginning at 11:00 a.m. eastern. from the cbs news broadcast center in new york city, i am da gat trsda
it's thursday, december 6, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." the final chapter. today president george h.w. bush will be laid to rest. the last event honoring our 41st president. breaking overnight, a deadly school bus accident in illinois. this following another deadly school bus crash that claimed the life of a teenager. and marine corps planes collide off the coast of japan. collide off the coast of japan. the search for the missing. captioning funded by cbs