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>> i love it. >> we like that. >> thanks for watching, everybody. your next local update is at 7:26 am. "cbs this morning" is up next. governor newsom is coming up in that broadcast in just a minute. have a great day as we take a live look outside. we take a live look outside. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, march 15th, 2019. welcome to "cbs this morning." breaking overnight, a gunman kills at least 49 people in new zealand on two attacks on mosques that the country's prime minister calls terrorism. the shooter wore a camera, apparently to show the killings live on facebook. we'll have extensive coverage of the worst mass murder in new zealand's history. pmanifesto that claims events i the u.s. and europe inspired the massacre. rising young democrat beto o'rourke tells us why he decided to run for president. only on "cbs this morning," new
views on taxes, health care and impeachment. and our series, a more perfect union goes to cleveland where a foundation's investment in the inner city is raising a new generation of classical performers. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. bullets, so many hundreds. >> for sure a lot of casualties in there for sure. >> muslims are the target of a massacre in new zealand. >> one person has been charged with murder. >> very serious, we have multiple fatalities that occurred in two locatoccur ed in two locations, two mosques. >> president trump is expected to use his first veto after republicans joined democrats to block his emergency declaration over the border wall. >> they'll say it is constitutional. >> north korea apparently
reconsidering nuclear talks. >> israel launching air strikes at the gaza strip after rockets were fired at tel aviv for first time since 2014. >> time act to defend israeli citizens. >> jussie smollett pleaded not guilty to all charges accusing him of staging that racist and homophobic attack. >> americans dealing with severe weather as a massive winter storm sweeps the country. >> i've never been hit by mother nature like this. >> this soccer player celebrate his goal in style, pulling out a black panther mask, wakanda forever. >> and all that matters. >> beto o'rourke taking on president trump in 2020. >> he's got a lot of hand movement. i've never seen so much hand movement. >> i'm pretty animated. >> i call that fashion. >> i am who i am. >> on "cbs this morning." >> we were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone racism, because we're an enclave for extremism. we were chosen for the very fact that we are none of these things.
because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion. you may have chosen us, but we utterly reject and condemn you. welcome to "cbs this morning," it is another one of those days for people that is devastating, you wake up thinking it is going to be another day and it is not. >> terrible day. >> devastating news in new zealand. that's where we begin, the story is still breaking. where at least 49 people were killed overnight when a white gunman targeted muslims at prayer. two mosques in the city of christchurch were packed with people on muslim sabbath when someone entered and just started shooting. new zealand's prime minister calls it terrorism. 41 people were killed at the mosque followed by seven more at
the lyinwood mosque. a gunman appeared to live stream the first attack on facebook. he showed his face at the beginning of the video. >> police arrested an australian man and charged him with murder. other people with possible connections to the attack were also arrested. police found a vehicle carrying homemade bombs near the scene. someone claiming to be the gunman posted a document online calling immigrants invaders. he described himself as a 28-year-old white australian. emma cropper with our partners at new zealand's news hub filed this report on the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history. some of the video we are about to show you is disturbing and we have been careful to limit what you see and hear and how much we are showing. >> reporter: 48 wounded, children and adults, currently inside the hospital behind me. there are 12 operating theaters working on those who urgently
need help. our prime minister jacinda ardern called this new zealand's darkest day. she said this was fueled by hate. we warn you some of the video you're about to see is disturbing. police and first responders descended on two mosques after a gunman stormed inside and opened fire on muslims gathering for friday prayers. people ran desperately from the gunfire, some with hands in the air, the wounded put on stretchers and rushed into emergency rooms. >> it is clear that this is one of new zealand's darkest days. >> suddenly, you know, the shooting started. >> reporter: a video apparently live streamed by the gunman shows him driving to carry out one of the attacks. he can be seen briefly when he turns the camera on himself. he then parks his vehicle, and opens his trunk where there are two assault rifles covered in white, he takes one out and as
he approaches the mosque, he opens fire at the entrance. >> you could hear screaming and crying and i saw some people who were drop dead. >> reporter: the gunman spends around two minutes inside the mosque shooting before he exits and fires on people outside. >> there is one guy changing the gun. >> reporter: the gunman returns to his car to get his other rifle and goes back to the mosque to continue shooting. >> the blood is on me, splashing on me and i'm thinking, oh, my god, oh, my god, it is going to happen to me now. but fortunately i'm alive. >> i heard and saw what i thought were firecrackers. and i saw young fellows running down the street. and then all of a sudden it got quite violent and i thought that's not firecrackers and they started falling. one fell just on my car and one fell to the right. >> we have recovered a number of
firearms from both of the scenes. >> reporter: not seen on video, a second attack at a different mosque around four miles away. it is unclear if it was carried out by the same man. >> i'm 66 and never thought in my life i would live to see something like this, not in new zealand. >> reporter: the prime minister jacinda ardern called it an unprecedented act of violence and said it can only be described as a terrorist attack. >> we were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone racism. because we are an enclave for extremism, we were chosen for the very fact that we are none of these things. >> reporter: this attack is three times more deadly than the previous shooting in 1990. police said it is still very much an ongoing situation because they can't be certain there aren't more attackers out there. emma cropper, christchurch, new zealand. >> powerful and defiant words
from the prime minister there. as we mentioned, 49 people were killed in christchurch. that's more than the number of murder victims for all of 2017 in new zealand. the online manifesto that climbs to be from the gunman says he's fighting against, quote, white genocide and planned at tack for t attack for two years. >> the 74 page manifesto was posted online around the time of the attack. cbs news that not been able to confirm it was posted by brenten harrison, but it lays out the alleged motive citing revenge for past attacks. a man calls himself a fascist who hopes to ensure the existence of our people, and a future for white children. the manifesto's anti-immigrant rhetoric drew sharp condemnation from australia's prime minister. >> we stand here and condemn
absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist right wing violent terrorist. >> reporter: the manifesto makes several references to the united states. in one portion, the author responds to a self-directed question about whether he supports president trump. he writes, as a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose, sure. he says the goal of the attack was to create conflict between the two ideologies within the united states on the ownership of firearms. one woman claiming to be the shooter's former boss says she never saw any warning signs. >> i can't believe that somebody i probably had daily dealings with and had shared conversations and interacted with would be capable of
something to this extreme. >> reporter: the prime minister says the country will not fall to extremism. >> many of those who will have been directly affected by this shooting may be migrants to new zealand. it is the home. they are us. >> reporter: according to new zealand police, the suspect was not on a terror watch list in new zealand or trail and authorities had no reason to believe the shooter was dangerous leading up to the attack. norah? >> thank you, nikki. joining us now on the phone is nadia tolich, a host for a national radio network in new zealand. she's been covering the shooting against the beginning. nadia, good morning. i know you've spoken with witnesses. what are they telling you? >> i must admit today has been truly harrowing, one of the worst of my 20 year journalism career. it is really unfathomable what has unraveled here today in new zealand. we were indicated -- sent
indications early on today around 2:00 p.m. new zealand time that there were shots fired in a city, christchurch, our second largest city in new zealand, population around 37,000 people. gunshots in and around a mosque. we weren't sure what was going on. but eyewitness accounts coming into our radio station indicated that it was rapid fire. people were screaming, people were yelling. what we now know is the gunman went in there and streamed this terrible attack. they were up to 300 people inside that mosque worshipping and he unloaded his automatic weapon at -- fired upon all the people there including men, women and very young children. some of those eyewitnesses recounted how they ran into the mosque after he left. he found a father cradling his daughter who had been shot. he was screaming for assistance, screaming for an ambulance, anything. another gentleman called us and told us he had gone into a
bathroom to watch his hands and in fact he heard the shooting outside the door. he was calling triple 1, our emergency line, he had to wait 20 minutes until the police arrived. what he could hear he said was worse than a terrorist, they were cold blooded killers and he was absolutely petrified. as you can imagine, the entire chaotic event has been truly harrowing for all of new zealand, let alone the city of christchurch. >> are you suggesting there was more than one gunman, more than one assailant? >> yes, there has actually been four arrests. one person, one has been charged with murder, and will appear in christchurch district court tomorrow morning. the other three, it is still unclear what their involvement was if anything. there were rumors or reports that in fact one of the people involved just came out with a weapon. and that in fact new zealand is a country which does not have
weapons. i've traveled to the united states, europe, asia, you often see authorities or police authorities with weapons. you just don't see that here in new zealand. very rarely are people armed. it is quite an unusual sight. certainly we don't know the status of those other three. what we do know is one man has been charged with murder and will appear tomorrow in court. as we know, he live streamed this event. and as you've outlined in your reports, he had manifesto which he uploaded online. this indicates his motives clearly, but as he pointed out, he is an australian. what was truly traumatizing for my co-workers here was we were being sent to that live stream video and to our facebook and social media channels, some of the stuff, opening up this live feed and witnessing firsthand this horrendous account and i can tell you that people were in tears, it was truly horrible.
>> nadia tolich, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you. joining us on the telephone from new zealand is dr. thalib mowjood. he has visited one of the two mosques that were attacked and knows several people who would have been praying inside. dr. mowjood, good morning and first, our condolences and sympathies to you and your community. >> good morning. appreciate your thoughts and your sympathies. it is a difficult time for us. and it is good to hear that you're supporting us. >> doctor, tell me about the feeling inside with your family and in the community in the wake of this awful tragedy. >> the feeling is one of shock, this is something that no one in new zealand has been emotionally
prepared for. this hatred and violence is completely -- to all new zealanders. it is something that we're accustomed to hear from other parts of the world, but we never would have dreamed in our worst nightmares it would happen here in new zealand. and to those that are close to us. >> you were near the mosque when the shooting occurred. what did you see and hear and we're also hearing you had been planning to go to that mosque. is that true? >> this is true. the mosque was one that i visited many times over the years. and only by chance i escaped. i was not involved. clearly if things had been just slightly different, i would have been in the thick of it. >> doctor, describe what prayers would have been like yesterday if you had been to the mosque.
>> prayers on friday afternoon are the most widely attended of any of the prayers of the week. it is the equivalent of sunday mass, i guess. and the attendance usually is several hundred. the hall is typically completely packed and it is, you know, people worshipping peacefully. shoulder to shoulder. and to have that disrupted in such a violent way, it is just terrifying. it is a horrifying thought. >> did you know anyone that was injured, doctor? >> yes. unfortunate unfortunately i had a family friend who -- i've known her for many years, whose wife
unfortunately succumbed to her injuries from the gunshot wounds. and we know others that escaped unscathed. so it is close to home. >> dr. thalib mowjood, thank you. our sympathies. we wish you a speedy and safe return to your family. thank you. >> thank you very much. good speaking with you. boeing stopped deliveries of new 737 max jets. the model involved in two deadly crashes in less than five months. investigators in france are trying to retrieve the data from the damaged flight recorders, ethiopian airline flight 302. the boeing 737 max crashed on sunday killing all 157 people on board. they're now trying to determine the cause and whether there is a systemic problem with boeing's top selling plane. american airlines 737 pilot who met with boeing executives back in november says the planemaker was not entirely forth coming after that first crash of the 737 max back in october.
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41 of the victims were killed at the al noor mosque on deans avenue in christchurch. seven more died in a second shooting about four miles away at a mosque on linwood avenue. one person died at a local hospital. a law enforcement source tells cbs news the suspected gunman is brenton tarrant of australia,
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." here's a look at some of this morning's headlines. cbsnews.com reports afghanistan's top national security official accused president trump's envoy to the region of plotting to seize control of the country and establish himself as its leader. he told "face the nation"
moderator margaret brennan he spokes the u.s. is excluding them from the meetings to set up a base in kabul. arizona senator martha mcsally is urging lawmakers and the military to take immediate action on sexuality wisexual assault -- sexual assault while in the armed services saying commanders must be held accountable. >> these blue-on-blue crimes are unacceptable. they're harming our warriors and degrading good order and discipline and military readiness. something needs to change. insanity is doing some the same thing over and over expecting a different result. prepar perhapses we need to look at a new idea. "empire" actor jussie smollett pleaded not guilty about lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. police said smollett said two masked men beat him, doused him
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, march 15th, 2019. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead we've got the latest on the terrible new zealand terror attacks. the nypd's head of counterterrorism, john miller, is once again here in studio 57 to show the u.s. role in that investigation. only on "cbs this morning" beto o'rouke talks about making the decision to run for the democratic presidential nomination. but first, here's today's eye opener at 8:00. >> at least 49 people were killed overnight when a white
gunman targeted people at prayer. it's being called terrorism. >> prime minister jacinda ardern says this was fueled by hate. >> this is one of new zealand's darkest day. >> the 74-page manifesto was posted online around the time of the attack. it spoke of anti-immigration sentiment and past terror attacks in europe. >> probably somebody i've had daily dealings with and had conversations and interacted with could be capable of something this extreme. >> australia's prime minister is confirming one of the four people taken into custody is an australian. >> australia and new zealand, we're not just allies. we're not just partners. we're family. we grieve. we are shocked. we are appalled. we are outraged, and we stand here and condemn absolutely the attacks that occurred today by
an extremist right wing violent terrorist. >> i'm john dickerson with bianna golodryga, gayle king and norah o'donnell. new zealand's prime minister says this is one of her country's darkest days after 49 people were killed in a racist attack on muslims. worshippers at two mosques were gunned down overnight in christchurch on the country's south island. the main suspect is a white australian. 41 people were killed at one mosque and another were killed at linwood mosque miles away. one more died at the hospital. nearly 50 others were wounded. >> the suspect as identified as brenton tarrant has been charged with murder. three other people were taken into custody. the suspect claims others are planning attacks on mosques in new zealand. this was the deadliest mass shooting in new zealand's history, and witnesses tell a horrifying story.
>> the blood is splatting on me and i'm thinking oh, my god, oh, my god it's going to happen to me now. >> when i heard the noises i thought lights or glasses are broken, but when i turned behind, i saw people on the floor with the blood. >> and everyone tried to run away so some people, they have jumped from the windows. >> it went on about six minutes or more. i could hear screaming and crying and i saw on the floor the bullet shells, so many hundreds. >> new zealand has been chosen because we are not a place where violent extremism exists. we reject those notions and we must continue to reject them. this is not an enclave for that kind of behavior, for that kind of ideology. you may have chosen us, but we utterly reject and condemn you.
ness. >> president trump tweeted his condolences saying 49 people have so senselessly died. the u.s. stands by new zealand. a 74-page manifesto was posted online allegedly by someone claiming responsibility for these terrible shootings. cbs news cannot confirm its ought tis think. emma cropper has more on the survivors and the suspects from new zealand. >> reporter: hello, many of the injured children and adults are behind me in this hospital being treated here at the moment. preponderance jacinda ardern has called this an unprecedent the act of violence. there's a video on line of the attack and shows a gunman getting out of the car and walks towards the mosque gathered for friday pairs when he begins shooting. there's been another attack at a second mosque. more people died in this shooting than they did in all of 2017 when there were 11 people killed by guns, and this was about three times deadlier than our country's most deadly attack
which was back in 191 the 0. authorities have set up a hotline here in new zealand for families to get in touch if they are unable to speak or get in touch with their loved ones. emma cropper, "cbs this morning," christchurch, new zealand. >> new york's deputy for u.s. counterintelligence john miller is with us. john, what security steps are we taking here at home in response to this attack oversea is? >> so, norah, this started last night. we have an nypd post in australia. we have a very close relationship with the police in new zealand, so this information was coming into us in realtime, and very quickly we identified we're going have to increase police presence around mosques, around houses of worship. we're going to have to have roving patrols. our house of worship cars assigned to the precinct to keep that leeson with religious institutions are going out and making contact. you'll see a public message of reassurance. we've got calls already this
morning. friday prayers is very important in islam. >> they say that it's packed at that time. >> what do you see, john, when you look at this attack? >> what i see is a lot of similarities to -- in terms of tactics, you can see that the neo-fascist groups, white supremacists, are borrowing from the isis playbook, and in this attack you see the phenomenon, we coined the phrase in nypd dying live. this was an isis tactic where they said if you're going to do a mass casualty attack, you know, you should live stream it over social media. we've seen them adopting many of the tactics, the terrorist tactics you would see in things like isis magazines or al qaeda magazines in terms of instruction. >> so, john, tell us where in your thinking the threat is from white nationalists. we also know of the coast guard member who was plotting along exactly the same lines.
somewhere that in your threat matrix? >> i mean, you saw the attack on the mosque in canada, an active shooter attack. you see the pittsburgh synagogue attack. you see some of the propaganda and online forums there, so this is something that we monitor very carefully. it's something that has been emerge ent. we're seeing an increase in the propaganda. again, when we look at their propaganda, they are borrowing propaganda techniques from other terrorist groups, so this is something we watch very closely. >> you were telling us that you know the police commissioner of new zealand quite well. >> i do. >> walk us through what he's doing to stlegt. >> mike bush has, you know, three major areas. first he's got to deal with crime scene, families, victims and public messaging. he's got to deal with the investigation which then goes very quickly to the questions we've been working on overnight.
who is this offend every? what is his background and what is his connection to other people? is this a one-off attack or part of another series and then dealing with a terribly complex crime scene. >> on that point cbs news has just learned that law enforcement in new zealand says that the suspect is claiming, because he is in custody right now, that there are others planning attacks on mosques in new zealand in the works. is he boasting? what do they do about this? >> well, you have to take everything like that seriously. i'm going to be very careful not to speak to new england. that could be a scare tactic. that could be accurate or inaccurate. we're very early in this. our work overnight with new zealand and our colleagues over there was was the information you have on identities, has there been travel to the united states? are there associates in the united states? what information can we push back to you that would be helpful? >> but so far -- >> hang on, gayle, this is
important. what we see is no significant u.s. nexus. keep digging and more importantly from our individual perspective no nexus to new york city, so we've been talking to religious institutions. we've been talking today about we have an event. should we cancel it? we're going to provide police resources, reassurance, protection, high-profile resources, and we tell everybody, you know, you don't cancel anything. otherwise they win. >> yeah, but it's hard to take that thinking though when you see something this horrific. the point i was going to make, the fact that they have a suspect in custody who is alive gives i would think authorities a great advantage here. >> well, it does, because now you have somebody who you can talk to. >> yeah. >> somebody who, i mean, based on the manifesto, based on the writings that he carried on him and his equipment. >> a lot of information. >> someone who seems to want to have a message. >> does the fact that bombs were reportedly defused from his car raise the and heighten the
security threat? >> that's a factor that we've seen before. a lot of these attackers go back to andres brevick where they tried to exceed the casualty rate, you saw explosives there. they tend to mimic each other, so i'm going to say that's going to be a non-surprise here. >> john miller, good to see you. thank you so m good morning on this friday. we start off with mostly sunny skies but he for a high clouds. we have sunshine all the way through the weekend and early next week. the numbers will be warming up to the mid 60s inland and by the time we get to the weekend we will be in the low 70s sunday and monday. the next chance of showers for the bay area is thursday and wednesday. have a great friday. and wednesday. have a great friday.
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california's new governor faces backlash from families of crime victims for halting all executions. president trump tweeted that governor gavin newsom is denying voters who want to keep the death penalty. supporters say the governor is help willingiuman papillomavire horrific practice that doesn't curb crime. california had the most in the
nation. governor newsom is here for his first live national tv interview since his inauguration in january. welcome, governor. >> nice to be here with you. >> thank you for being here. this decision you said came from an emotional place. tell us what you mean by that. >> we have the largest death row not only in america but the largest in the western hemisphere. we've executed 13 since 1973. we've spent over $5 billion in costs associated with it. last year we had someone who was exonerated that spent 26 years on death row. joining the ranks of 164 human beings that have been exonerated, that have spent time on death row. it's a racist system. you cannot deny that. there's no equal justice in this system. it's a system that is perpetuating inequality. it's a system that i cannot in good conscience support. remember, governors are the last backstop. you sign that death. you literally sign a piece of paper putting another human being to death.
if i executed someone in california i'd be doing it every day for the next two years. >> answer that charge. that this was put before the voters of california in 2012, 2016. they said they want the death penalty, and you by executive order have essentially done something at odds with the will of your voters. >> and the voters also entrusted me -- i have the right, i have the responsibility to advance my judgment pursuant to the constitution of the state, and i can provide reprieves. i also have that right, and that's entrusted to me by the voters of california. again, this is not an abstract itch. we have 25 people -- abstract issue. we have 25 people that have been cleared, gone through all the appeals, they've been exhausted. we're starting to stack folks up. i want to repeat what i said. 7373 people. if you're going to -- 737 people. if you're going to execute 737, it could be one a week for 14 years. what kind of state, what kind of country does that? by the way, that's a worthy question to answer, not just to ask. saudi arabia, north korea, i
mean, there are few countries in the world that still execute their citizens in a premeditated way. i don't think the united states should be continuing to be in that -- >> let me ask you about another topic, the environment. you were once called america's greenest mayor. what do you make of the democrats' new pro
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." all morning we've been reporting on the terrible news from across the pacific. 49 people killed in christchurch, new england inzea group of muslims praying at a mosque. law enforcement sources tell cbs news that brenton tarrant claims others are planning more attacks on mosques. earlier this morning, we spoke to the host of cbs's "the amazing race" phil coast
guardian -- phil keoghan who was raised there and spoke to him this morning and asked him about this the christchurch community >> new zealand is made up of two primary islands. it's a city that does pride itself in having a very mixed population. we're very tolerant country. i this i it's how you would describe new zealand, a peaceful country certainly, a progressive country. this is just not the kind of place that you would expect to see something like this. >> this attack targeted muslims in your community who are likely immigrants. tell us about that community's role and place in christchurch. >> we're a country of immigrants and we're a diverse country and we pride ourselves in being different. we take pride in our indigenous people, and this is not representative of who we are. the idea that they targeted christchurch i think speaks to
if this manifesto that he put together is in fact his. he says specifically that he wanted to do this in a place like christchurch because it is a place that you would least expect something like this to happen. >> can you tell us about new zealand's relationships with guns. >> deaths from guns are very low. gun owners are around 250,000 i think of our population of 4 million. there are only 1.5 million guns. as opposed to say in america where there are enough guns for every man, woman and child in the entire country just to give you some comparisons of the number. on the whole we're not a violent country in that way >> you mentioned in christchurch it's peaceful, young, tolerant, full of immigrants and you seem that there's nothing there that this would grow out of. >> no. if you were to ask me. i've been lucky enough as the host of "amazing race" and
working in television for 30 years. i've been lucky to work in 130 countries around the world and if you would ask me the last place i would expect something like this to happen it would be christchurch. >> the 49 people killed in last night's attack in christchurch is more than the number of murder victims for all of new zealand in 2017. of course, we're thinking of everyone in that country right now going through this tragedy. >> you think about that number that you just said. >> yeah. >> that really tells quite a story about what life is like there. >> and it was interesting to hear from john miller though how all the way here in the united states we're in close touch with them. we're beefing up security here at home, and we're trying to learn lessons from them. >> presidential candidate beto o'rouke made his name as a national democrat in texas last year when he nearly unseated republican senator ted cruz. lost by three percentage points. the two opponents appeared on "60 minutes" days before that elect. at the time o'rourke insisted he would not run for president in
2020 no matter what he said. we asked him about changing his mind and how he's already been knocked by the president. >> president trump has weighed in on your candidacy and said this about you. he's got a lot of hand movement. is that crazy, or is that just the way he acts? >> you do have a lot of hand movements. i'm not saying that's good or bad. >> yeah. i'm pretty animated. >> i call that passion. >> i remember someone pulled me aside and said you give me free advise. you move around too much when you talk. >> i am who i am. >> yes. >> and i really do think that think we all want to get past the pettiness, the personal attacks. we've got some real big challenges in front of us and some extraordinary. let's make the most of them together. let's not put anybody down. let's lift each other up. >> i've heard beto o'rouke described as a star and beto o'rouke described as a loser in the same sentence.
in texas you came within three percentage points in a deep red state. at t loser at the end of the day because he lost the rate. he can't win in his own state. how can he win the country? >> i lost that race, but in the process of running that campaign we were able to able to help change the face of democracy in texas. so many young people who understand that their voice and vote will make a difference. so many people running along with us who won their elections and might not be able to do so otherwise. in some way we were a part of a much larger victory and now texas counts. >> where's the loser part of that sentence? >> i love the race and at the end of the day squarely that's on me and it's a recognition that you can always do a better job. there's always the ability to learn from your mistakes and in so doing i don't want to lose
sight of the fact that we got to be part of a tremendous movement and community whose power still persists long after that election. in this particular with the democratic candidates there's more women and people of color than ever before. some could say it's the way the party is leaning, that maybe the voters are signaling that's the candidate we want. >> do you feel at a disadvantage as a white man, as a privileged white man they say about you? >> i don't feel at a disadvantage, and at the same time i feel extraordinarily grateful that the democratic party has produced so many extraordinary candidates, each of whom brings a different set of skills and life experiences and background. this is a great moment for america. it's a great moment for the democratic party, and i count myself so lucky to be a part of it. >> i really want to see, beto, why you feel so strongly that you are the one. when you really sat down in your heart of hearts and said, you know, what i want this job. >> i'll tell you this is very much a personal decision, one
that i made with my family, with my wife amy, and when we think about what's going on in this country and when we think about our kids and their future, we really do then look back at ourselves and our responsibility to do everything we can. >> but i'm curious about your family decision because after the "60 minutes" interview, and i know everybody has the right to change their mind, were you so adamant about i'm not going to do it. >> yeah. >> the family would not survive. >> yeah. >> henry, your youngest said i would cry every day if you run for the presidency. so what changed for you and the family? >> after the campaign that we ran for texas and after election night, the best decision was made by my wife amy where she said there are lots of people who are talking about us doing lots of different things. let's instead of trying to figure that out right now just spend some time as a family. that's really what we did. i was able to -- we were able to see just how resilient and strong our kids, and as amy and i came closer to making this decision, we didn't have a
sit-down conversation with our kids. they just voluntarily started offering advice. hey, dad, if you run, this is how i think you should do it, or, hey, dad, you've got to run because of this or that issue. these are the conversations on the ride home from school. >> on their own they would encourage you, unsolicited, really? >> and i honestly did not expect that, but i think they are just as sensitive to what's going on in the world right now. they understand that they will inherit the consequences of the choices that you and i make at this moment and they are counting on us to make the right ones. >> so he's got three kids, ulysses is 12 and mole 10 and henry is 8, so they are still little guys and they all know the toll it will take but, of course, he has family support 150, but it was interesting. everywhere he goes people say how do you say your name, stress bait-o and beto, and he says it's beto, you can bet on him. how say this guy's name? a fascinating person and a lot
of people are getting to know him for the first time, but it's now 599 days till election so you've got a lot of time. >> i'm sitting here asking did you ask him this, ask him that? will you put more of it out online? >> there's a thing called social. it's going up right now. >> okay, good. >> cbsnews.com, folks. watch it. despite living in a city full of world class music and art venues, the arts are out of reach for many of cleveland's inner city kids. adriana diaz shows us how that's changing. >> so what happened that first day that you picked up the guy tar? >> it kind of opened up a door for me. ♪ . >> it was just like whoa. >> after just one note. >> after just one note. >> wow. >> ahead in our more perfect union series, how
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our our more perfect union series aims to show that what unites us as americans is far greater than what divides us. this morning we're sharing the story of a community committed to finding harm any. cleveland, ohio, has one of the highest child poverty rates of any large u.s. city. the cleveland foundation is investing $4 million so every child there has access to art programs in their neighborhoods. adriana diaz shows us how the initiative is transforming lives
in and out of the classroom. ♪ >> in this cleveland middle school, kids are learning classical guitar, and if you think they are impressive, meet their 15-year-old student instructor. damian goggans can strum with the pros. ♪ but this maestro in training has only played for two and a half years. >> when my teacher told me about the guitar club, i definitely did not want to play. >> music had never really occurred to you as an option? >> no. >> but the cleveland foundation is trying to change that. through its art mastery program, 3,000 children from diverse neighborhoods now have access to master class level arts training. they are growing in scale and self-esteem. >> used to like hate who i was. >> are you comfortable sharing what was going on in your life?
>> well, we kind of lost our house and things like that, and so that was kind of upsetting because i had to try to hide that from people. and my mom was like going to jail and things like that. >> and that naturally affected how felt about yourself? >> yes. >> so what happened that first day that you picked up the guy tar? >> it kind of opened up a door for me. >> after i played that first note it was just like, whoa. >> i play guitar and it's like it talks for me. ♪ >> that therapy comes from the music itself and the man who teaches it. >> it's four different fingers, right? >> erik mann runs the classical guitar society and outside of class he spends time with damian and his family, even helping them get on their feet when they were homeless. >> damian is one of the most talented students i've ever seen and has a real passion for the instrument. >> how does it feel to hear
that, damian? >> okay. >> one of the most important things i do is as best i can provide an emotional support. i've seen myself, the power that music has to transform lives. ♪ lives. ♪ >> for 17-year-old sylvia, that transformation comes from dance. she went from training three days a week to six. under professional dancer terrence green, whom she calls a father figure. calls a father figure. is there something about the teacher-student rielationship when there's an art at the center that makes it that much closer? >> uh-huh. most definitely because for us it's our choice of weapon. without it, we can't live when you come from a community like we have. i would not be here. i would be dead, really dead.
♪ >> reporter: greene says art saved him, and now he's paying it forward. >> my smile is from here to here when you talk about dance -- for sylvia, dance provides purpose and refuge. helping her grieve after losing her brother to gun violence. ♪ >> it was good for me to be around people that i love doing the stuff that i loved. it was -- i'm sorry. >> reporter: it's okay. where would you be without danc dance? >> i don't know. probably in the streets somewhere like not doing what i'm supposed to do. not caring about school. ♪ >> and up in the air, and back -- ♪ >> reporter: what do you think can be the impact of music and
arts being accessible to kids like you, to your generation in cleveland? >> a lot more people could be alive because people will look like me. sometimes we have -- we have to find a way to be able to survive. once you get music or any type of artistic thing, you can like know who you are. because music is going to take me somewhere, and i want to be able to see where it is that it's going to take me. >> reporter: a journey that harnesses harmony no matter the destination. for "cbs this morning," adriana diaz, cleveland. >> what a great story. >> they talk about the power of music. i saw the power of teachers mr. chairman greene and mr. mann and damian and sylvia. that's really wonderful. that's what teaching is supposed to be. you can see a teacher and how they connect. >> it reminds me of what ken robinson said earlier the importance of the arts.
why you need them in your lives and schools. >> damian's face when you heard the teacher pay him a compliment -- >> what did you think -- >> john -- >> damian's a good player. >> beautiful. and also the idea of losing yourself in the instrument in the moment. it's lifesaving. i mean, that's psychologically and physically obviously as they were saying. >> not just therapy, it's joy. >> yeah. >> you understand losing yourself in a guitar. >> yes. >> nice. >> we want you to lose yourself in our cbs news podcast. lots of good content. the director of "the case of adnan syed" discussions new developments in the case made famous by a serial podcast. you can listen to the podcast wherever you get your podcast. we'll be right back. ♪ i paid the price you pay too much.
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