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>> rose: welcome to the program. i'm charlie rose. the program is "charlie rose: the week." just ahead, the race for the white house tightens. the president's rough week abroad, and a new museum prepares to open on the national mall in washington. >> having parents and grandparents who have been telling us stories, who have been hoping for america, who have been loving for america, who have been praying for america, and this is a building that i wish my grandparents could have seen open. i know it would have given them a sense of legitimacy, a sense that they belong, that america is embracing the african-american community in a really, not a symbolic way, but in a deeply substantive way. >> rose: we'll have those stories and more about what happened and what might happen. >> rose: funding for "charlie
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rose" has been provided by: >> and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. >> rose: and, so, you began how? >> position of strikes. >> rose: is it luck or something else? >> present and deliver. sson here?hat's the object >> they can't all be made happy. >> rose: tell me what the significance of the moment is. >> rose: this was the week two major party presidential candidates traded attacks on foreign policy. north korea conducted another nuclear test, and pope francis elevated mother theresa to sainthood. the sights and sounds of the past seven days. >> no deals, talks between u.s. and russia have concluded without an agreement on military cooperation in syria. >> if we do not get som somethig from the russians it's difficult to see how we get to the next
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stage. >> rose: north korea fires missiles toward japan. >> three missiles were fired into the defense zone. >> rose: funding failed in the senate. >> congress failed to pass a $1.1 billion bill to fight zika. >> this is the fear of floridians right here. >> rose: gretchen carlson settles with fox for $20 million. >> just so i know -- say bye-bye to your head phone jacket. >> the reason to go on comes to courage. >> where do they find the courage to charge people $160 for new headphones? >> weavingso is being fined millions of dollars over allegations it opened up new accounts without customers' permission. >> we just saw mr. trump here. skid how did it go? he said great, he said he learned a lot of things. what do you think he took away from today? >> hold on. looks like dr. carson will try to find his luggage.
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(singing) >> sainthood for mother theresa. mother theresa is now saint theresa. pope francis presiding over the canonization followed by 120,000. barack obama and vladimir putin in what appears to be an unfriendly stare-down. >> he's drowning him with his eyes right now. >> rose: we begin tonight with politics. a new president will be elected two months from tad. the race appears to be tightening with polls showing donald trump making up ground on hillary clinton. the candidate squared off in a commander-in-chief forum about national security. clinton vowed not to send troops into iraq ever again, while trump said he would have a plan to eliminate i.s.i.s. in the first 30 days of his administration. at the vent was viewed as a preview of some kind of their
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highly-anticipated debate late there are month. joining me now in washington is dan balz, chief correspondent at "the washington post," and we're once again pleased to have him here. welcome. >> thank you. >> rose: and we're at the first week after labor day. >> we have, it's been an interesting week. the polls look tight than in august. we've had the first semi-encounter of the two candidates. >> rose: same floor but not together. >> a kind of preview of the debate but not really because they weren't on the stage at the same time, so it will be quite different dynamic. but the race, always after labor day, things are engaged in a different way. hillary clinton has been out more talking to the press which she hadn't been doing. >> rose: on the plane and elsewhere taking questions. >> right. she's more accessible than she's been. she was getting criticized a t tore that. donald trump is trying to stay scripted. >> rose: the effort is to try to get him on message and to
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stay on message in terms of elements of change and how he would be different from her and make the issue her. >> yeah, they want to make this campaign about change, and if it becomes a campaign about change, he's in a much better position than if the campaign is about him. almost everything we've seen up to now suggested this was likely to be a referendum on donald trump and that's the worst possible situation for him because the more that focuses on him, the more people are reminded of the things he has said and done over the last year and a few months. so if he can keep going after her and if the focus becomes her, he's in a better position. but we should step back from all that. the electoral college is still difficult for him. he has fewer paths to 270 electoral votes than she does. so there are these underlying realities that go along with what the candidates do as they perform. >> rose: and the demographics favor her. >> the demographics favor her, and i think the biggest single factor that's different in this campaign and a real problem for donald trump if he can't solve
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it is white college-educated voters. they have been a republican constituency. mitt romney won them with 56% of the vote against president obama four years ago. donald trump is losing that group at this point. we did a 50-state poll based in silicon valley, we found that in most of the states, she is ahead among white college-educated voters and particularly among white veg-educated women. >> rose: and that constituency, if he can't make intrusion amanage them he's likely to not win. >> it will be difficult. during the primaries, much of the focus was on the trump constituency, white blue-collar voters. >> rose: noneducated. ight, the degree he tapped into the resentment, the grievances they've had, the fact they did far less well with the
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recovery than the better educated or affluent, and it's like it's flipped now, and he needs either a huge turnout, a bigger turnout from that constituency than we have seen in the past or he's got to solve problem with college educated voters. >> rose: we turn from domestic politics to news overseas. president obama went to the g-20 in china where he met with president xi jinping of china and president putin of russia an other leaders and went on to laos. we talked to the president of the eurasia group about the implications of these travels. g-20, obama's trip to asia, how would you assess it? >> well, you know, the big question is how does the united states get better outcomes when
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its negotiating position globally is deteriorating? and obama, yes, toward the end of his term, that's part of it, but it's broader than that. china always makes it hard on the united states to get what it wants, especially in china's backyard, and that sparring is only getting more challenging. we saw it, obama leaving out of the bottom of his plane and all these things that make the american look weaker on the international stage than they have historically. i mean, this is not a united states that's showing up at the g-20 and setting down the rules and setting the agenda and getting what it wants. >> rose: is it simply a case of the united states losing that dominating factor or a realization that china is moving into that role? >> i think it's a little bit of both. i mean, there is no question that the trans-pacific partnership which you and i have spoken about at length over many
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years, the single most important foreign policy initiative obama set up over the last seven years and now looks like he may well fail at getting it implemented. that is something the chinese are looking forward to, and it's something that unnerves america's allies in asia greatly. >> rose: clearly, the president would like to see part of his legacy what he accomplished in climate change and what he was able to do with the chinese and others. how well has he done and will it be a commanding legacy of his eight years? >> there is no question that obama with the chinese have shown they can work october on areas of mutual interest, and climate is one of the long-term areas, but i don't think you can say there is been big breakthroughs here from the americans, the chinese or the g-20 as a whole. obama is going to have to look to other places for his legacy. >> rose: and where will that
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be? >> i tell you one place that i would not be shocked at all if, after the election and before obama leaves office, he desize he's going to -- he decides he's going to recognize palestine. he has been so focused on wanting to move the israelis to a better place, his relationship with netanyahu after a year and a half of trying went nowhere, they're continuing to build settlements, the two-state solution is dead. the sanctions process in europe isn't moving. here's a place where obama could do something that many europeans have already done. he knows hillary or trump wouldn't do it, and he would have a legacy. i think he's going to do things like that before he -- at least try to. i know he wanted to make a trip to iran. politically that's probably not feasible right now, but that's the kind of thing he's looking at before january.
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>> rose: the president of russia, vladimir putin, has been the subject of debate here in the u.s. presidential election. he's also had a difficult diplomatic relationship with president obama. the two men sat down together at the g-20 to talk about this and other things. the question is, what is putin after and who is he? bloomberg's editor-in-chief john micklethwait interviewed him last week in russia. >> his whole strategy has been to sit there and generally try to magnify russian power. but it's a very opportunistic one. he sits and waits respect when he senses especially barack obama has not always been a successful foyle to this, whenever barack obama seems to withdraw, putin will jump in, classic example syria, whenever he thinks he can get away with doing something like ukraine and
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grabbing crimea, he'll try to do it. it doesn't necessarily mean he's plotting long-term. my view is he tends to be someone who has long-term interests but is very short term in terms of tunism. there is a great deal of grievance, some element -- >> rose: there sure is. -- he thinks he's been wronged. they were the superpower, now he's not wanted and why don't they give him more respect. >> rose: and he harbors great resentment in terms of what happened after the fall. >> huge resentment. he talks about it being a tragedy. he's stuck on that one. on the one hand, it's a tragedy. on the other hand he says he doesn't want to go back to the old soviet union which is a bit like someone saying it's a tragedy the divorce happened but i don't want to be back with that person. they are stuck in this time warp. there is also, i think, this question of respect. various people, henry kissinger pointed it out, the sochi
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olympics, putin put a vast amount of time and money and effort into building that and very few international states of any sort came, and that was immediately in front of ukraine. so this idea that you can ignore that sense of entitlement, which may be unfair, and there are people who have been vibrant critics of many things putin has done who said russia doesn't have the economy it needs to be the superpower it wants to be, but the you don't give him the respect he deserves, there are bad consequences. >> you want to give him respectto so we can solve problems. >> cal. he has a love-hate relationship with the west. he can't resist in some ways pointing out the problems in america. he finds the american election is proving a lot of the things he said about the west, but at the same time -- >> rose: democracy is not a great system.
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>> democracy when it elects him is good. otherwise, strangely not. >> rose: he's a fervent believer in a strong state. >> yes. >> rose: the thing that gets at him more than anything else is the weakness of the state which is what propelled him into syria. >> exactly. and he has the same envy of china. china doesn't have to go through these nasty, irritating electoral things, and he feels that great deal of pressure, but he does have this element, all the same, whichever way you look at it, the russian economy has not pushed ahead in the way the west has and that's partly because of the way he's run it. >> rose: the new museum of african-american history and culture opens on september 24th. i went there on thursday to talk to senators tim scott of south carolina and cory booker of new jersey. they are in the united states senate representing the first time in history that twot
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african-american elected senators have served at the same time. we talked about race and we talked about the significance of african-american history and about the conversation that's necessary today. here is part of our conversation. >> when i walked in here, looking at the fronds on the outside, the distinction in capitol hill, i first thought of my grandfather who passed away from january of this year. i thought about taking him to vote for the first african-american president, a day that he never thought would come. walking in here, understanding the weight of history, the gravity of the circumstances we face as a nation encouraged me, saddened me and made me understand the important role that we can play in making this country better together. >> rose: as senators.
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yes, sir. we share not only experiences of being a young african-american growing up, we're about the same airnlings but more powerful than that, having parents and grandparents who have been telling us stories, who have been hoping for america, who have been loving for america, who have been praying for america, and this is a building that i wish my grandparents could have seen open. i know it would have given them a sense of legit massy, a sense that they belong, that america is embracing the african-american community in a really not symbolic way but in a deeply substantive way. i thought about it. i kind of joked as i was coming in, but to cross the threshhold of the building, the moment of walking into this building, i almost felt as though my ancestors were rejoicing in that moment. >> validation. this building, in many ways -- i started receiving phone calls for folks to come visit this
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location as if i have tickets to come whenever people want to come. for the first time you hear this lean-in concept. you sense people leaning in to wanting to be a part of this historic building, as if walking in here makes them a part of history because they know that their ancestors are a part of the history. so it validates a reality that we've all known, but for the first time in the nation's capitol, we know that african-american history is american history, and what a beautiful thing. >> rose: and being part of american history and their history as a part of american history. >> so important to have that delineation. >> rose: it's interesting, too, because so many young people don't have a sense of history, of their own history, whether african-american or not, but especially african-american history. >> people have to understand that black history isn't for black people. black history is for americans. it's for all of us to feel pride, all of us to feel that this history is so much a part of them, no matter what your
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background or race is. i agree. it hurts me how little folks often know about the contributions of african-american leaders, what folks endured. >> rose: on monday, a rare television opportunity, my colleagues at "cbs this morning" and i will be broadcasting live from the museum. we'll talk to some of the people that made this museum possible, leading african-american figures who will help us understand why it is so important to appreciate the culture and the contributions made by african-americans to american history. that's monday morning on "cbs this morning." >> rose: mike allen is here. he has been a fixture in washington political coverage for a number of years. he was at the "the washington post," the "new york times,"
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"time" magazine and at politico where he had the very popular blog called "playbook." it came out every morning and was required reading for the white house and everywhere else in washington. he left that pooing position and is now form ago new something. what we want to glow and what people who read playbook with such intensity want to know what he's doing and how he came to that decision. >> thank you for welcoming me in and back. i'm honored to be with politico covering the most exciting race of our lifetime. politico which started with three people -- >> rose: and financed by the albritain family. >> and now 460 people around the world, newsrooms in brussels, albany and new jersey -- >> rose: based on the premise there was a deep interest in
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politics, based on that we will have more political news for them, and also based on the idea we will cover the political community like never before. we'll tell you about birthdays. we'll aggregate all kinds of stories everywhere and we'll do original reporting on our own. it grew into all of that. >> that's exactly right, charlie. politico is basted on the insideout strategy which is the opposite of what i did when i was at "time" or the "post" or the "new york times" there. i talked about what i learned from my sources and translated it for my mom in wilsonville, oregon. politico did the opposite, wrote intentionally for the senator, the chief of staff, for you. the gamble at politico was if we tell the white house chief of staff something that he needs to know that helps him do his job better -- >> rose: he can get it in one place. >> , yes, if we are serving him, then around the country, there is going to be this massive almost voyeuristic audience that
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wants in on that conversation. >> rose: okay. so this was very successful. you were very successful. then you decided -- you and jim decided to leave. john harris stays. >> john is running politico, and jim vandahi is starting a new company. it doesn't have a name yet because we don't have a url. i haven't worked out the trademark. but the idea of the new company is that the smartest people in the world, your viewers, you, that the medium they were brought beyond politics isn't serving them as well as it could. so the new company is going to take the world some politics, but mostly other topics including business, including tech, including media trends, media consumption, and look a smarter way to present and deliver news. >> rose: what's interesting about this, it comes at a time that the idea of how we present and consume news in the broadest
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definition, we know is an entirely new way of doing that. >> that's exactly right. but the gamble that there is a better way to present news, that there is a more useful way to cover news has turned out to be true. >> rose: here is a look at the week ahead. sunday is the 15th anniversary of the september 11t september 11th terrorist attacks. monday is the day the u.s. ryder cup golf team is announced. tuesday is the opening day of the united nations general assembly. wednesday is the start of the seventh and final round of u.n. peace talks over the future of cypress. thursday is the 113th birthday of the guinness world records oldest man holocaust survivor yisrael kristal. friday is the first day of london fashion week. saturday is the beginning of play in the 2016 world cup of
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hockey. and here is what's new for your weekend. a stage adaptation of the popular sitcom cheers begins it's u.s. tour in boston. >> go where everybody knows your name. cheers, now live on stage. >> rose: the final rounds of the u.s. open tennis championship are honest pn saturday and sunday. and tom hanks comes to theaters in the title role of sully. >> 40 years in the air, but in the end i'm going to be judged on 208 seconds. i need to count passengers and crew. is everyone still here? >> rose: before we leave you, a program note. we marked 25 years on public television this month. we'll be celebrating our anniversary throughout the year.
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over this quarter of century, we've had many memorable musical performances in our studios and here is one. singer/song writer james taylor. ♪ in my mind i'm going to carolina ♪ ♪ can't you see the sun shine ♪ can't you just feel the moon shine ♪ ♪ ain't it just like a friend of mine ♪ ♪ to si to hit me from behind ♪ ♪ and i'm going to carolina in my mind ♪ ♪ stuck inside late last night ♪ i think i might have heard the highway calling ♪ ♪ geese in flight ♪ signs that might beo menace say i'm goin', i'm goin' ♪
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♪ going to carolina in my mind ♪ there's a holy host of others standing around me ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm on the dark side of the moon ♪ ♪ and it looks like it goes on like this forever ♪ ♪ you must forgive me ♪ if i'm gone to carolina in my mind ♪ ♪ in my mind, i'm gone to carolina ♪ ♪ can't you see the sunshine ♪ can't you just feel the moon shine ♪ ♪ ain't it just like a friend of mine ♪
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♪ to hit me from behind ♪ i'm going to carolina in my mind ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm gone to carolina in my mind ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm gone to carolina...♪ ♪ in my mind >> rose: funding for "charlie rose" has been provided by: >> rose: funding for "charlie
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