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good morning. it is thursday april 9, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." another scandal for the secret service. a supervisor's accused of making unwanted sexual advances on an subordinate. boston bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts. on why a death sentence may be a longshot. a giant of journalism is saying good-bye. bob schieffer announces he's retiring after 46 years at cbs. we begin this morning with a look at "today's eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> softball sized hail hit my windshield. and the windshield busted out.
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welcome to "cbs this morning." gayle king is on assignment. jeff glor joins us. new and disturbing allegations of misconduct this morning in the secret service. a senior supervisor is on leave, accused of assault. a female employee says her boss made unwanted sexual advances after a party last week. >> the allegations are another blow to the agency's new leadership, which has been trying to change the culture. bill plante is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the agent in question is one of the first officials that director clancy promoted when he took control of the department in october. the new leadership was supposed to clean up the secret service, but these allegations only add to the troubles of an agency plagued by charges of misconduct. xavier morales is a senior secret service officer, he's accused of making unwanted sexual advances. according to "the washington
post," she says morales tried to kiss her and grabbed her arms when she resisted saying the two scuffled before morales finally relented. joseph clancy called the allegations disturbing. saying any threats or violence that endanger our employees in the workplace are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. this incident is the latest embarrassment for the service. last month two senior agents who were allegedly intoxicated, drove an agency car into an active bomb threat investigation outside the white house. >> over the past several months i've made extensive personnel changes in senior leadership in an effort to bring about positive change. >> reporter: during a series of appearances before congress last month, director clancy told lawmakers that changing the culture of the secret service wouldn't happen overnight. >> this is a new look. we're trying to reinvigorate the look of the secret service. and, unfortunately, i can't -- i don't have a magic wand.
>> reporter: morales has been put on leave and had his security. the director of homeland security is also looking at four other cases. >> thank you very much. this morning prosecutors have a guilty verdict in the boston marathon bombing trial. it took jurors less than two days to convict dzhokhar tsarnaev on 30 federal counts. that same jury will determine if dot should dzhokhar tsarnaev should face the death penalty. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. yeah those verdicts sparked a lot of emotion among the people whose lives were so changed by this terrorist attack. there seems to be a consistent theme among them. regardless of whether dzhokhar tsarnaev gets life or death, closure is complicated. >> innocent lives that were watching a marathon run a race. >> reporter: rebecca gregory was a spectator that day when two pressure cooker bombs exploded
ripping apart her left leg. she cried while the verdict was read on television. >> i don't believe there will ever be justice brought to this even if he gets the death penalty or he remains in prison for the rest of his life. i do believe, however, that he should be held accountable for his actions. and i'm very thankful for each of the jury members that are making him do that. >> reporter: karen brassard was also injured near the finish line and was in the courtroom for the verdict. she says for her, there will never be closure. >> it's not something you'll ever be over. you know, you'll feel it forever. there will always be something that brings it back to the forefront. >> reporter: others have hope. jeff bowman who lost both legs posted on his facebook account, today's verdict will never replace the lives that were lost and so dramatically changed but it is a relief and one step
closer to closure. now the debate is whether tsarnaev should live or die. catholic church leaders released a statement on monday saying the defendant in this case has been neutralized and will never again have a chance to cause harm. "the boston globe" in the op-ed, spare dzhokhar tsarnaev the death penalty, saying even supporters of the death penalty should have some qualms about putting dzhokhar tsarnaev to death. family members face conflict. liz norden knows what she wants. >> justice for me would be the death penalty. >> reporter: rebecca gregory isn't so sure. >> whether or not for or against the death penalty, i really don't feel it's my judgment call. and i'm glad i don't have to make the decision. >> reporter: that decision will be made by the same 12 jurors who convicted him, but that decision has to be unanimous.
if one person votes against it dzhokhar tsarnaev will spend the rest of his life in prison. jeff? >> don very good point. later we'll take a closer look at the possibility death spent with the nypd's counterterrorism chief john miller and elizabeth warren weighs in on the verdict and tsarnaev's future. that's ahead. in south carolina this morning, the white police officer charged with murdering a black man is also out of a job. north charleston police fired michael slager wednesday, the day after graphic cell phone video led to his arrest. vicente? >> reporter: officer michael slager remains in jail here but seven other officers are still being questioned. they arrived at the scene within minutes of the shooting. >> we want justice. we want peace. >> reporter: dozens of demonstrators took to the streets in north charleston
wednesday to vent their frustration. >> i am tired of seeing this weekly daily. >> i'm tired and i'm mad. i'm angry. >> reporter: frustration sparked bit release of the shaky three-minute cell phone video. it captured officer michael slager fatally shooting walter scott in the back after what began as a routine traffic stop. >> shots fired. subject is down. he grabbed my taser. >> reporter: for the first time wednesday, the man who recorded the incident spoke. >> i remember the police had control of the situation. he had control of the -- of scott. and scott was trying just to get away from the taser. >> reporter: protesters shouted throughout a news conference where even the city's police chief admitted he found the incident disturbing. >> i have watched the video. and i was sickened by what i saw. >> reporter: still, authorities couldn't answer whether anyone had performed cpr on scott, as
stated in the police report. >> not every officer is cpr certified. >> reporter: officer slager's new attorney told cbs, as we focus in on the facts, we will probably have more to say, but it is far too early for us to be saying what we think. slager, a coast guard veteran, had two complaints including a 2013 incident involving a taser, for which he was cleared of any wrongdoing. police say dash cam video of the stop that started all this could be released later this morning. and the mayor is saying that he's ordered more than 250 body cameras. that's enough for every officer on the force. >> thank you. a newly released video shows another deadly police shooting, this time in south florida. the police dash cam shows an officer firing the shots that killed 25-year-old in february.
his family which is suing the police, released the video. hall had a history of mental illness. police say he swung a metal broom at officers and refused their commands for stop. hall's family say he was running away when he was shot. the obama administration is making an all-out effort this morning to sell the iran nuclear deal to congress. obama spoke with tennessee senator bob corker yesterday. the republican is sponsoring a bill that would require congressional approval of the agreement agreement. >> iran's supreme lead ther morning stopped short of giving his support to the framework deal. remarks on his official website said he will wait until the terms are finalized. separately iran president hoe, calling for the end of saudi arabia air strikes in yemen. yesterday i asked secretary of state kerry about concerns over the nuclear deal. you know the concerns that by lifting sanctions, it means a
stronger, more capable iran and that, in turn means a stronger more capable hezbollah, assad and houthi rebels in yemen. >> first of all the sanctions were put in place to bring them to negotiations. that was the entire purpose. so now that they've negotiated and they have an agreement, people can't complain and say, oh, my gosh if they comply with all the things they said they're going to do that we wanted them to do we're now going to not lift them. it doesn't work. there's no equation there. it simply doesn't work. secondly they've been doing what they're doing, with the sanctions in place. and they do it on the cheap. and the fact is that an iran with a nuclear weapon doing those things is far more dangerous than an iran without them. >> i know you talked to him about the concerns that some of our friends in the middle east have about this deal. >> yeah. i mean you know many of these
gulf states have real concerns that iran will get billions of dollars in new oil aid and that they will strengthen these groups that they support, that are doing these proxy wars. the big deal is, you know the president's going to have this unprecedented summit next month at camp david with leaders from all of the gulf states. they've got to do a sales job. not just the president with congress, but with many of these arab allies. >> nice job. >> more later. forecasters say damaging storms today could hit up to 57 million americans. bad weather on wednesday brought hail, high winds, even some tornadoes through kansas oklahoma and missouri. the twisters caused some damage but no deaths or major injuries. big cities like chicago and detroit could be hard hit later today. meteorologist daniel niles of our boston station wbz is watching the severe weather. danielle good morning. >> another day of severe weather is on the way. humidity coming up from the south, cool air to the north.
both of these frontal boundaries will be triggers. clusters from the midwest down to mississippi valley. nasty lines develop as we head into the late afternoon and evening. so the biggest areas of concern are from chicago, stretching back down to st. louis. all the areas in orange damaging wind gusts over 60 miles per hour hail and tornadoes. a few strong tornadoes will be possible today. tomorrow that threat shifts east. it will be a little lower than today. but big areas from the mid-atlantic all the way back down to the gulf coast states. all of these areas will have to watch for warnings over the next couple of days. >> thank you. passengers got a scare on an iceland air flight to denver tuesday after lightning hit the plane. the pilot confirmed the strike shortly after takeoff. it ripped a hole in the nose of the boeing 757. but the pilot assured passengers the plane was okay and continued the 3700-mile flight. the plane landed safely in
denver. no one was hurt. a giant of journalism is stepping aside as the 2016 presidential contest ramps up. host "face the nation" bob schieffer says he'll end his brilliant career after more than half a century. >> i was hired by a little radio station here in ft. worth. and because that's where it all started for me, i wanted this to be the place and i wanted you all to be the first to know, that this summer i'm going to retire. >> a very real bob schieffer, showing emotion as he made the announcement last night at texas christian university his beloved alma mater. as a young newspaper reporter he was sent to vietnam to cover the war. he was working for the ft. worth star telegram the day president
kennedy was assassinated. he was part of a team that tee lee harvey oswald's mother to the police station. he began a legendary career at cbs news. >> reporter: for 24 years, bob schieffer has been the familiar face of "face the nation". >> today on "face the nation" secretary of defense -- >> reporter: taking on washington each sunday with very smart questions. >> do you like politicians? >> is that the best you can do? >> this seems to be a disaster. >> let me ask you this -- >> reporter: his style, folksy. >> senator, have i to ask you, what in the world were you talking about? >> reporter: and no nonsense. >> if there is, as you say, mr. president, how can so many professionals keep pressing along with this? >> well that's your characterization, not mine. >> reporter: in his 46-year career here at cbs news, he has held nearly every on-air job.
>> this is the "cbs evening news." with bob schieffer. >> i'm bob schieffer of cbs news. the questions are mine. >> this is wednesday morning, january 23rd. here is bob schieffer. >> reporter: he's interviewed every u.s. president since richard nixon. >> what would you say is your area of expertise? >> uniting people. >> reporter: and most of their rivals. >> it appears the white house strategy is going to be to picture you as a pretty boy. a lightweight. does that bother you? >> no it doesn't bother me. >> reporter: while he's known for playing it straight. >> senator, if you didn't threaten to shut down the government, who was it that did? >> reporter: he isn't afraid to take a stand -- >> we went to vietnam with good intentions and a bad plan. we may have managed to do the same thing in iraq. >> if you don't vote you have no right to criticize what happens after the election. >> reporter: or -- >> welcome bob schieffer and honky tonk confidential.
♪ i want to be a tv anchorman ♪ >> reporter: and have a little fun. >> who wants more pizazz -- >> we're rolling? okay, i'll let you start, since it's your show. >> "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> reporter: for nearly a quarter century "face the nation" has been just that his show. last night at his beloved alma mater, texas christian university, he acknowledged the end of his brilliant career. >> i always wanted to be a journalist. and i got to do that. and not many people get to do that. and i couldn't have asked for a better life or something that was more fun and more fulfilling. >> we all know how great a journalist he is. i have never heard anyone at cbs or anywhere else say a bad word about bob schieffer. >> i know.
you know it is fitting that bob did that down at tcu, because we've been down there. one of the greatest things is his friends from 50 years ago that he played baseball with as a kid come to his symposium every year. i think it says a great deal about someone, the company they keep. he has had great friends for half a century. >> i think it's his school of journalism. >> absolutely, yeah, yeah. >> the best. >> bob, congratulations. and i know you'll still be around for a long time this summer hosting "face the nation". >> still being involved in the conversation of our time. >> that's right. coming up he's using humor to fight against jihadist. we'll meet the comedian helping
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stripes. >> we'll show you how she became good morning i'm ukee washington. the region is experiencing, damp and dreary conditions, here's carol with the weather center. >> you said it, it has been this way yesterday today as well, out in reading and every place. temperatures in the 30's just been place but upper 30's fortunately. just a glummy look, you can see it on storm an three as well. basically areas dry. you may pick up mist and maybe a little rain shower possible later on this afternoon. otherwise temperatures are close to 40. they will get higher in the 40's, mid to upper 40's today with the damp weather. tonight we will drop to 43. tomorrow 75. shower and thunderstorm chances moving through afternoon and evening but weekend vittoria looks
terrific. we have sunshine both days. >> that is what we like to hear carol you always bring the the sunshine. >> thank you you are welcome. >> right now i'll try to deliver this bad traffic report, with a smile. >> because if you are traveling on the 42 freeway it will be slow in the north bound direction approaching 295. we will have rush hour, vine street expressway a approaching schuylkill i-95, 76, usual culprits. we have traffic lights out, roosevelt boulevard at f and c streets. in delays for mass transit. we will leave you with a bright note. >> ukee. up next on cbs this morning, fighting terrorism with comedy. for more local news weather traffic and sports we're on the cw philly on these
somebody has launched balloons carrying thousands of copies of the film "the interview" over north korea. yeah. and they're headed over to north korea, yeah. yeah north koreans are now waiting for ballooning carrying dvd players and electricity. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this morning, boston bomber erer dzhokhar tsarnaev could face the death penalty. we'll look at the next steps in the case and whether tsarnaev will be executed. plus british police have a new tactic in fighting isis. how a popular comedian is connecting with kids to prevent them from joining the extremist group. that's ahead. it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "usa today" reports the justice department is being sued for its
phone surveillance program. the government collected data on billions of phone calls by americans overseas. the program started in 1992. the operation was shut down two years ago. yesterday the group human rights watch followed a lawsuit to block the government from restarting it. "the new york times" says president obama is condemning so-called conversion therapy. the treatment is aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay, lesbian and transgendered youth. the president responded to a petition to ban the practice. the president said family and communities have responsibility. he added, quote, but it also depends on us, on the kind of society we engender the kind of future we build. >> cbs los angeles shows a battle to remove a judge. he sparked outrage when he reduced the sentence of a man convicted of raping a 3-year-old girl. went down to ten years from 25 to life. there's a facebook campaign to remove the judge.
"the baltimore sun" says a new study links higher radon level to packing. researchers at john hopkins found levels of radioactive radon have been rising since 2004. the greatest increases were found in countries with more wells drilled for fracing. it's the second leading cause of lung cancer in the united states. >> and the detroit free press says 30,000 cases of sabra hummus are under recall. the cases have dates of may 11th or may 15th. the bacteria can be harmful or deadly. no illnesses have been reported. everyone check your refrigerator. she's an official playing an unprecedented role in the nfl. sarah thomas will be the only mom on the field this season. she landed a job this week that is harder for men to get than becoming a player. thomas showed us how it took a
long time and a lot of hard work and making the right call at a crucial moment in her own life. >> it's just short! >> reporter: she's officiated nfl preseason games and practices plus two decades of high school and college contests. but when sarah thomas steps on the field this september, she'll make history. the first full-time female official in the 90-plus year history of the national football league. >> it came thursday morning, april the 2nd at 10:47 a.m. >> reporter: the call thomas got last week seemed impossible to envision in the early '90s when she was a college basketball standout. her brother introduced her to football officiating after graduation. and in 2007 she became the first female to work at the college level. she almost walked away the next year. until her work was noticed by an nfl scout. you never set out to be first but you are first. what kind of an example do you think or do you hope that's going to set? >> i've always said that if you
do something because you love it and not try to prove somebody wrong or get recognition for it the recognition probably is just going to happen. so, if you're going to do something, go and do it because you love it. >> out of bounds! >> reporter: you tuck your hair under the hat when you're out there. why is that? >> to truly blend in. and if i have a ponytail you know, then i separate myself immediately. and so tucking my hair i blend in and i'm just another official. >> you're good. >> reporter: just another official, not just another job. nfl officiating prospects have to work college games for years before they can be considered. they have to pass physical and psychological tests, and they have to know the most difficult rule book in all of major sports inside and out. oh, and in thomas' case they also have to effectively carry three full-time jobs. she's a pharmaceutical sales rep and a happily married mother with a hectic home front. you have three kids 14 11 and 2. >> correct.
>> reporter: when they get out of hand do you break out the whistle or no? >> i don't carry my flags around all the time, no. i think just by my voice and hopefully brian and myself are discipline with them that's enough. >> reporter: both your boys play football. when you're watching those games -- >> uh-huh. >> reporter: -- are you wanting to get in there to call them? >> no, i'm a mom. i'm a mom at that point. >> reporter: which doesn't mean her worlds can't sometimes collide while watching pro bowl. >> you don't watch the game as a fan anymore when you're an official. you try to pick up on every little thing you can. >> reporter: when you're watching with your husband now or your kids, you're educating them? >> if they ask, yeah. >> reporter: do they ask? >> sure. at times. and it might not -- he might not agree with me. >> reporter: who wins those arguments? >> i do. >> she is all business. >> yeah. i like it she's a ref at home. >> i asked her if there was one word used to describe her, she said driven and happy.
>> that's incredible. >> a good choice from here. >> absolutely. i mean, keep in mind i mean this didn't just happen overnight. she was first noticed by the nfl officiating scouts eight years ago. she's been in the development program for two years. so, more to come. >> that's good. other women in the pipeline? >> yeah there are. up next will boston bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev get the death penalty? we'll be joined by the nypd's john miller. he's in the green room now. we'll ask him more about this case. that story's up ahead. if you're off to work set your dvr so you can watch "cbs this morning" any time. we'll be right back. ♪ as the darkness is to keep us alive ♪
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miller, counterterrorism for the new york city police department and also our senior former correspondent here. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> give us a sense of the context of terrorists facing the death penalty and choices that are made. >> if you look at our history, we're a little diverse on this. if you look at timothy mcveigh and oklahoma city that was a trial in denver not oklahoma city, where he was sentenced to death. on the other hand, if you look at osama bin laden's crew that blew up the embassies in east africa on his orders, they were convicted in a federal trial in new york and at the death penalty phase, the jury here spared them. part of the consideration is likely to do with did it happen far away or you know right here on u.s. soil in the city where it's being tried? that's going to be a factor in boston. the other part of it is, juries in the united states are still somewhat tentative about the death penalty. one of the things they raise in the paper today is don't give him what he wants. that's what the lawyer argued in
the closing argument. i would be less concerned with what dzhokhar tsarnaev wants. i would be concerned with what that might mean to groups like isis in al qaeda, who would use that to promote his martyrdom for the cause. >> don't let him be a martyr by putting him in prison for life? >> it's one of the things you have to consider. at the end of the day, the jury has to follow the standard of the law. >> and they've been listening to the evidence. >> you also have a jury in massachusetts which is -- i mean, there are more catholics in massachusets than any other state in the country. i think it's about 45%. and there hasn't been anyone executed in massachusetts since like -- in like 60 years. that weighs on it too, right? you have a population of people who don't hand down the death penalty. >> at the end of the day i think what they're going to act on is a legal instruction. i think you can't go into the penalty phase in a death case and not make a somewhat emotional decision.
>> as charlie and don pointed out earlier, it only takes one juror to vote didagainst and the death penalty doesn't occur. can we ask you about this video from south carolina. its graphic. it looks pretty awful. what do you make of it? >> i think the video is one of those things -- in society we have a compact, that is we ask police to go in harm's way, to get hurt killed. in return, part of the compact is when they come back with their account of what happened, we give them the benefit of doubt. i think this video will reverse the tide very quickly. there was one set of facts that emerged on paper. when the video comes out, you go from an investigation into whether a shooting was justified into what was clearly the crime of murder, which is what they charged. and then they took the additional step of firing him. i think the second issue with the video is this is going to cast for a time -- because
people are going to come back to this video when they hear a police account of things and say, what about that case? and i think that's going to cost police officers across the country. >> and the message from you to them is, every case is different? >> well every case is different. and by and large, my experience in these investigations is two things. number one, the first story is never right because there's confusion, there's different perspectiveses, so the facts will always change a little but not as dramatically as in this case. and i think that's problematic. >> what are your instructions to your officers if in fact someone is fleeing and has their back to you? >> so that is crystal clear. i also have to frame new york city in the context of this is the largest police department in the united states in terms of numbers. per capita statistically it fires its gun less than any other major city in the country. that's a rate that has declined steadily over 20 years. it shoots less people, kills less people.
it's a department of extraordinary firearms discipline. now, getting to the heart of the matter, if i was in the police academy, what they teach in new york, what they taught me in los angeles when i went through their academy was, if somebody is running away they don't pose a threat to you. now, how do you turn that around? if you're in a mall and somebody has shot 20 people and you confront them in the food court with a gun and they take a shot at you and then they turn and flee that's a different consideration because you can calculate in that that person as they get away with that rifle, is going to shoot more people and you need to shoot a fleeing felon in order to save others. this is clearly not that situation. >> what was he supposed to do run after him? >> that's what you're supposed to do. if you have a fleeing suspect. remember, we don't have a fleeing felon here, as far as we know. we have a fleeing guy with a broken taillight. you're supposed to chase that person down and use whatever force is necessary at that point point.
and there's a continuum of those things. he's tried the taser but, you know, once you chase that person down that continuum starts over again if he's unarmed. >> john miller good to see you. thank you for being here. >> good to be back. nice to see you all. >> you look very comfortable in that chair. >> you're always welcome here. >> well, save it. >> take note of that, boys. >> this chair right here. senator elizabeth warren says she is not running for president but she's got some strong opinions on those who are. ahead, she joins us at the table for a wide-ranging chat. plus tiger wood passes on his talents to the next generation at augusta national. and did you see jack nicklaus? again, proving why he is
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the big three doing that. here's jack at number 4. >> 30 yard par 3 across the water. a really good golfer. what a beautiful play. come on. come on jack! yes! oh, yes! >> that's awesome. six-time master champ jack nicklaus still has it. the 75-year-old nailed a hole-in-one at the par-3 contest yesterday at augusta national. it's something he predicted he would do earlier in the day. the golf legend received a rousing ovation from the crowd. look at him, the golden bear and shared the spotlight with another master legend tiger woods. his children joined him and caddied for him. 7-year-old daughter sam even sunk a short putt for tiger. the contest turned into kids day at augusta and many other
golfers brought their children too. that's a nice pink -- oh, yeah. what a nice day. >> the par-3 tournament at augusta every year on the wednesday right before the masters starts is always one of the most enjoyable sports events of the year because they're all relaxed. it's just a ton of family. >> families with them. >> i'm excited for the masters. this morning it is all serious on the course. we'll talk with jim nance about this year's favorites and the young players to watch. naets that's ahead on "cbs this morning." y, many have found a different kind of medicine that lowers blood sugar. imagine what it would be like to love your numbers. discover once-daily invokana®. it's the #1 prescribed in the newest class of medicines that work with the kidneys to lower a1c. invokana® is used along with diet and exercise to significantly lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. it's a once-daily pill that works around the clock... here's how: the kidneys allow sugar to be absorbed back into the body.
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good morning, i'm erika von tiehl. we will get right over to our carol erickson. this is another glummy day but we have good news, right. >> we do in the seven day forecast. this isn't all that bad but just not what you wanted in april. it feels really cold outside with these temperatures in the 30's, and some cases and around 40 degrees for the maximum so far today. the clouds are out there through center city philadelphia we will find a lot of clouds as we head out to kutztown 35 degrees. just a damp, chilly day, storm scan three showing clouds, varying levels over the area we will fine showers especially later on and tonight and tomorrow. showers and then are storms in the afternoon and evening on friday. look at that temperature tomorrow 75 degrees.
by the time we hit weekend we are in the 60's with sunshine. temperatures are all over the place but gets better temperature wise coming up vittoria. >> good morning everyone. right now we are dealing with the medical emergency on the north bound side of i-95 ramp to 420. a vehicle stuck in the embankment here, ramp compromised on both side by a tow truck as well as an ambulance. i-95 northbound at 420 note thinks activity every where else. i-95 schuylkill 476, 422 you'll net is rush hour good torey, thank you. next update 8:25. next up a conversation with senator elizabeth warren. your local news continues with us on the cw philly good morning.
♪ it is thursday april 9, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." real news ahead including senator elizabeth warren live in studio 57. the massachusetts democrat talks about the 2016 campaign and the boston bombing verdict. first, a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> these allegations only add to the troubles of an agency plagued by charges of misconduct. >> those verdicts sparked a lot of emotion among the people's whose lives were so changed by this terrorist attack. >> officer slager remains in jail here but seven other officers are still being questioned. >> the sanctions were put in place to bring them to negotiations. that was the entire purpose. >> humidity coming up from the south, cool air to the north. both of these frontal boundaries
will be triggers for severe weather today. >> you have three kids. when they get out of hand do you break out the whistle or no? >> i don't carry my flags around all the time. >> and nice to be back. >> you look comfortable in that chair. >> you know you're always welcome here. >> well, save it. >> you all know what a great journalist he is. i have never heard anyone at cbs or anywhere else say a bad word about bob schieffer. >> come on. >> he is a good guard dog. want to try it one more time? >> i'm sorry. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener at 8" is presented by subway. >> ready seven. cue charlie. >> i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell. gayle king is on assignment. jeff glor is with us. the sentencing phase is next after the guilty verdict for boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. a federal jury in boston
convicted him on 30 counts yesterday relating to the 2013 attack and aftermath. >> deliberations on sentencing could begin as early as monday. the same jury will decide if tsarnaev should face the death penalty or spend life in prison. senator elizabeth warren of massachusetts is with us. she wrote a book on her life and key policies "a fighting chance" is just out in paperback. welcome back to studio 57. >> good to be here. >> your thoughts about the conviction in massachusetts and a healing for the people of massachusetts. >> you know, nothing is ever going to make those who were injured whole. and it's -- it's been a terrible thing, the marathon bombing. but this is a step toward justice. now we go to the penalty phase. no one had much doubt about the first part, and that is the guilt. this is all now going to be about what the consequences will be. >> do you think he should get the death penalty? >> you know, my heart goes out to the families here but i don't support the death penalty.
i think he should spend his life in jail, no possibility of parole. he should die in prison. but that's how i see it. it will be up to the jury. >> it's interesting, john miller was here earlier who's head of nypd, who said what may be done by dzhokhar tsarnaev may be interrupted around the world, whether he gets the death penalty -- >> if he gets death it will make him more of a martyr. >> that's the reminder here. the alternative to the death penalty is not as if you turn this guy free. the point is that he stays in prison, he dies in prison. he's put away. he's not a danger to anyone else. and the -- and he's not a part of an ongoing story. he's not -- he's not someone who tries to then -- or is able to keep sucking up a lot of energy and a lot of attention. the families need their chance to heal, to move on beyond this. and i think that's what really matters most. >> let's turn to politics now. in the democratic party, hillary
clinton could announce any day now that she is going to seek the presidential nomination for and presidency in 2016. do you think she's the future of the democratic party? >> well i think we have to see, first of all, if she declares and what she says she wants to run on. i think that's really the interesting question. >> you know her. i mean you know her and you know her positions on most issues. does she represent the democratic party that you believe the democratic party ought to be? >> i don't think the democratic party is a static thing. the democratic party grows. the democratic party is full of energy right now. the democratic party is very much about drawing contrasts, frankly, with the republican party. i'll give you a very specific example of that. right now the united states government makes billions of dollars in profits off the backs of kids who are trying to get an education through student loans. and the democrats, 100% of us,
have lined up to say in the united states senate the interest rate on student loans should be reduced. that would save a lot of people hundreds of dollars of year. some thousands of dollars a year. the republicans have lined up on the other side and said no it is more important to protect tax loopholes for millionaires and billionaires than it is to give our kids a break. so, it's that kind of issue that i think really divides us and really gives us a sense of the energy of the new democratic party. >> but if someone doesn't challenge hillary clinton in a primary, do you think that debate will happen? do you think there needs to be a vigorous debate within the democratic party? >> look i think there needs to be a vigorous debate in the whole question about running for president. i think everyone who's running for president should be talking about what they plan to do to strengthen and rebuild america's middle class. let's be clear, this has been my lifetime's work. and i have watched year by year by year where america's middle
class just has to take one punch after another. we've reached a point, this isn't going to work anymore. i talk about this a lot in my book. about what it means to fight back how i thought back personally, but also the kinds of fights we need to have. >> you also talk about how the minimum wage meant everything to your mother at a time in which she needed that to survive. >> that was the key point. my dad had had a heart attack. we lost our family car. we nearly lost the house. my mother got a minimum wage job at a time when a minimum wage job would support a family of three. kept us above water. today that won't happen. and that's because the policy is written in washington -- >> should be $15? >> the point is it should certainly be higher than it is. >> it's hard to get to you be specific. you talk about the democratic spaert a fluid thing and going here and there and always changing -- >> i'm sorry, what was nonspecific about let's reduce
the interest rate on student loans. >> you've been saying that in a lot of different -- >> i'm there. >> i know. you've been saying that in a lot of different places and that's a very specific position. >> and i have supported our effort to -- >> and you say -- >> i've supported it at $10.10. i would support it at a higher number. i'm willing to sit down and negotiate with those -- >> what we're trying to understand, you represent -- you have become a voice of a wing of the democratic party, maybe all of the party. what we want to know where does elizabeth warren want to see this party go? in terms of minimum -- >> i'm ready. >> you're ready to run? >> and where you differ from former secretary of state clinton. why can't you tell us that? why isn't that interest in the -- in a full debate about the future of the country, the future of the democratic party and who the nominee ought to be? >> charlie, i'll tell you where i stand on all of the key
issues. it's up to others to say whether they stand there as well or they stand in some different place. i'll tell you where i stand on minimum wage. i'll tell you where i stand on equal pay for equal work. >> name me one thing you would like to see -- name me one thing i would like to see hillary clinton do and say and commit to that she has not committed to? >> well i'd like to see her address all of these issues. you know, we have a big debate going on right now on trade within the democratic party. i have real concerns about something called the investor state dispute resolution that basically would permit multinational companies to sue other countries when they try to put regulations in place to protect their own workers, to protect their own citizens. i think this is a really dangerous provision and -- >> does that put you on the opposite side from the president? >> it certainly does. >> it certainly does. >> it certainly does. >> the hill says elizabeth
warren plays ted cruz's role with house democrats. that's an interesting comparison. >> it is. >> to say the very least. do you see that as your role to play a sort of ted cruz-esque role on the other side with democrats? >> you know, look, my job is to stand up for what i believe in to talk about it as clearly as i can. but i want to be 100% clear on this, i will work with anyone. democrat republican independent, libertarian, vegetarian, who will work on the issues -- >> humanitarian. >> humanitarian. give me some more here. >> cruz-itarian. >> republicans. >> republicans were the first. who will work to try to strengthen america's families again. i believe this is the number one issue facing this country. >> you know what everybody does and the interesting thing about this campaign it ought to be about that debate. >> yes. >> because everyone understands
that that's something has happened to the middle class in america and we need to find the best ideas to change it. >> yes. >> about working together. how people can work together. >> yeah. >> senator warren always good to have you here. thank you very much. >> it's always good to be here. now this question is being short hazardous to your health? dr. tara narula is in our green room. she explains >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener at 8" is sponsored
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concern over your height and heart. linking shorter stature to a greater risk of coronary artery disease. our expert tara narula, good morning. >> good morning. >> you're giving short people a complex this morning. >> you're 5'3" by the way. >> i am. i'm doomed. we've known about a link between height and health since the '50s. we didn't know if there were external factors. so what researchers did is they went to the dna and tried to did a genetic test. they looked at 200,000 individuals with heart disease and without, and looked at specific areas in their genetic code that influence height and then tried to see if there was an association with coronary artery disease. what they found is for each 2 1/2 inches that you were shorter, you have a 13.5% increased risk of coronary artery disease. so, if you are 5 foot you were 30% higher chance of getting coronary artery disease than someone who is 5'6".
>> if you're shorter you're more likely to be overweight and that's why you're more likely? >> they looked at 12 risk factors like blood pressure and weight and diabetes to see, is it that that's causing it? they found of all the risk factor only ldl and triglis rides had an association but only that could explain 30% of what they saw. >> what does that mean? >> there's a lot of other hypotheticals about what might going on. 23 you're shorter you have shorter diameter arteries. what the researchers propose is there are shared buy logic pathways. the same pathways that produce increased bone and muscle growth through hormones and proceed teens might also be causing increase cell growth in artery walls or inflammation. the third possible theory is maybe taller people somehow live healthier exercises. they exercise more, smoke less. >> the same for men and women? >> in this study we only saw the
association for men. previous research shows the same association exists for women. it may be in this study less women were looked at so we couldn't defect a difference. >> any downside to being tall? >> research in the past has unfortunately shown taller people may be at higher risk of cancer. they have more cells in the body, so if you're taller higher risk of cancer. shorter, higher risk of heart disease. >> who's happier short or tall? >> i think everybody's happy, or should be. >> at least sitting at this table. >> you have to love your body either way, short or tall. >> that's right. you're born at whatever -- >> you can't control that. the bottom line is, we're not going to tell somebody when you come into our office you're 5.2", you take a statin. you're 5'6" you don't. >> norah lifts what's before the show. i think that may be the key. >> anger management. >> a rash of high school students -- you say other
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options. >> wouldn't call that luck. it might be preordained. she's an accomplished poet. she also started her own nonprofit to help children in east africa. >> wow. that's awesome. i say choose georgetown. i know you got into ivy leagues. >> georgetown is good. i suggest georgetown too. >> you guys win, 2-1, apparently. the top golfers in the world are teeing off this morning at the masters. we're going to talk to jim nance of cbs sports about tiger's return and what makes augusta so special. you're watching -- >> and arnold palmer and jack nicklaus and gary player are all there. >> fantastic. >> and tiger. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." your local news is next. ♪ fly like an eagle ♪
good morning everyone i'm ukee washington. in the news a north philadelphia woman accuse of trying to join isis has a tea tension hearing this a afternoon. let's show you video exclusive video, of the arrest of keonna thomas last friday. federal prosecutors claimed that she tried to join isis court documents indicate she had plans to travel to syria and die as a martyr. to the weather center now with carol erickson who has your forecast on this dreary day. >> it is dreer any all locations and it starts in philadelphia and it spread out from there. expect to find these clouds hanging with us today, we've got them in philadelphia, new jersey delaware also in reading, you can see 39 degrees and that is a representative temperature in
reading at that 39 degrees because that is what we are fining every where, in the quite the 40-degree mark storm scan three showing us cloud, showers well off to the west but cannot rule out a couple spots of showers, just drizzle or mist, but tomorrow better chances of a sure or thunderstorm in the afternoon much warmer 75 degrees for friday afternoon highs. weekend after storminess clears outlooks great, beautiful day, i can hear tonight my ear, 65 degrees both saturday and higher oc sunday. >> i can hear bird chipping as well carol. >> good morning, it is rush hour time and if you are traveling on our majors that is what you'll find in the dull dreary rush we are experiencing. it will be slick on the roadway. be careful of that. 476 not too far from i-95 we have northbound delay from i-95 through media, volume southbound as well. northbound side picking up.
♪ ♪ 13-year-old ethan couch had one wish when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor to go to the masters. the make-a-wish he got to be the caddie in the par-3 contest, and strilman went on to win. >> that gave me goosebumps. what a great story. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up, the world's best golfers will soon take a swing at a green jacket. the masters gets under way. jim nance will call the shots. straight ahead, we'll talk to him. >> the man. >> we'll talk to him about woods, mcilroy and mickelson. >> you may know jim owns part of
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building sound system. the 79th masters is under way this morning in augusta georgia. many of golf's greatest names have earned the famous green jacket. ten years ago tomorrow tiger woods won his fourth masters with help from an incredible chip shot. this newly released video shows that famous birdie on 16 from an angle we have never seen. this year's tournament began with the opening ceremony featuring three masters' legends. >> good morning, everyone. i'm billy payne, chairman of augusta national golf club. welcome to the 79th playing of the masters.
thank you so much for coming. and as we all know, the tradition of the honorary starters is a fun and wonderful way of beginning the masters every year. three great champions, three great men, who have combined for an unbelievable 13 masters championships. first on the tee i would like to welcome back our four-time masters champion still the king, always the leader of his army, please welcome mr. arnold palmer. arnold, the tee is yours. >> oh, i got it on the tee.
augusta national golf club. this is his 30th year calling the masters on cbs. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. know you're still kind of saver err savoring the win of your duke blue devils. >> thank you. talk about the masters. we know it's unique and special but this year because tiger is playing, there seems to be renewed and enthusiasm for this masters. >> well you know there was a long period there where he took time off. we weren't for sure tiger was going to be playing until friday, when after a couple practice rounds at augusta, he decided he was going to give it a go. he's taken on kind of a new persona all week long. he's been very open about everything, about the state of his game. he's been coming up and hugging virtually every player he runs across. and it's -- it's a tiger with kind of a new attitude. and we're going to see, you know, if he's able to hold up
with his game which he feels is in a very good place. of course, he's had these lingering back issues and marching up and down the hills of augusta and what it takes to play physically in a major championship, it's different than playing practice rounds, but a lot of people are excited. tiger appears to be in a very good place right now. >> jim it's so good to see you there. i'm jealous. >> it's quite a place. >> let's talk about rory mcilroy, the number one player in the world, chasing his first masters. >> well the big story really i think, of all. i know a lot of people are focusing on tiger being here but tiger has not won a major championship since 2008. that doesn't mean he won't win another one. maybe even this week. the hottest player in the game in recent years, indisputable, has been rory mcilroy. he's trying to become just the sixth player in history to win what we consider now to be the modern grand slam events. the u.s. open the open championship, or british open as
some of us call, it the pga championship and the masters. now, he has the other three but not this one. if he wins he'll join the likes of tiger and nicklaus and ben hogan. i'm expecting an inspired performance from rory this week. he has really for eight months since he won the pga, his attention's been drawn to this week, to this tournament and going ahead and making history in a very big way. >> jim, also a lot of attention on some of the other -- the young guns whether it's jason day, jordin spieth getting a lot of attention. by the way, jim, want just the young guns i love watching freddie couples every masters. every year he seems to be in contention. he's now 55. how is his back doing? >> it's a little iffy to be honest, jeff. he's been in recent years in contention going into every weekend at the masters in the last four years. i would love to see it again. he won this event back in '92,
as you all know. we went to school together shared a dorm suite together down at the university of houston. we used to rehearse the green jacket ceremony and in '92 we actually got to conduct it. this time instead of a couple of college teammates sitting around thinking we were clowning around, we did it for the world. still my favorite moment i've ever been around in sport. can't top that one. but i would love to see fred make another run at it. you mentioned jason day, good choice. if he's physically okay. jordan spieth in the last four weeks has gone second first, second. he was in contention here last year and he is the next generation. one of the leaders of the next wave of stars we'll have in this sport. >> how good was it to see nicklaus hit a hole-in-one in a par 3? >> you know jack nicklaus, and you played the footage of him a moment ago teeing off here, but yesterday the 4th hole 123 yard, his grandson steve,
selected for him, for peepaw as he calls him, an 8 iron. and jack knocked it in for one of the great moments at the par-3 contest we'll ever see. the golden bear. all these years down the road still stirring the gallery here at augusta. it was very special. >> well jim nance, we'll be watching. it's always great to have you leading. i watch the game as much as just to listen to you. >> that's very nice. right back at you. thank you, all, and enjoy the coverage this weekend. a tradition unlike any other. >> thank you. i was going to prompt you for that. but thank you. thank you. >> thank you. >> you can watch the final two rounds of the masters right here. cbs sports coverage begins saturday at 3 p.m. eastern and sunday at 2 p.m. eastern. you can also see highlights of the first two rounds tonight and tomorrow night at 11:35 here on cbs. >> i love it. who knew wine could be vintage texas? next winemakers
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the winemakers pouring their ingenuity into the lone star state. >> reporter: texas is known for cowboys. longhorns and barbecue. you can now add something else to the list. wine. >> cattle and oil in texas has always been king. now in texas, we have cotton cattle and cabernet. >> reporter: neil newsom is a pioneer of the texas wine industry. he plant his first vines nearly 30 years ago. >> we weren't sure it was going to work. we took some obsolete equipment and cut it up and made it real small so it could fit down in a vineyard. >> reporter: today newsom's 144-acre west texas vineyard produces 12 different varieties of grapes sold to 12 different wineries. >> i get picked on a lot down at the coffee shop but slowly but surely, we plant a few acres every year and our grapes have wound up in these wineries' reserve programs so it speaks for itself. >> reporter: grapes have also
become a new cash crop for farmers, are swapping out water-hogging cotton plants for vines. in 2013 wine and grape production created nearly $2 billion in economic activity for the state. and with its high altitude deep sandy soil and dry climate, west texas has become one of its key wine-making regions. the mcpherson family has been bottling wines for more than 40 years. kim mcpherson's father doc, faced skeptics early on when he built his first winery back in the late '70s, he made it out of cinder blocks because he was worried the neighbors would vandalize it. >> they shot at this winery here in west texas. they go wine no? now they can't get enough of it. 90% of the grapes in the state are grown up here. >> reporter: today their unique vintages are coveted by a new
generation millenials. >> they are not drinking what their parents drank. now, mom and dad might be drinking chababernet and merlot. they don't want to drink that. you give them like rolle or vinniet, they go we like that. we love this. >> the american wine market is changing because we have a new segment of wine drinkers coming on the market. >> reporter: executive editor of "wine enthusiast," listing texas as one of the ten best wine travel destinations. >> texas is all about big things. texan wines are big, fruity generous fun wines. >> reporter: buyers around the country are taking notice. anthony quinn, wine manager for cleveland park wines in washington, d.c. routinely stocks texas vintages in his store. >> i can't believe every time i try them, how good they are.
i mean, they're really good. texas is really right there with everyone else. >> reporter: mcpherson aims to make his wine accessible to every table. >> most wine is consumed within six hours after purchase. so, that's where i want to be. i don't want you to save it. i want you to drink it. >> delicious. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," manuel bojorquez, dallas. >> you know this doesn't surprise me at all. there's a lot of good things that come out of texas. >> like norah o'donnell. >> yeah. texas lady. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
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good morning i'm quarter von tiehl. police say that speed and alcohol were likely factors in the deadly early morning crash in bucks county. "eyewitness news" at mechanics villain street roads in bensalem and that is where a red mustang slam in the utility pole just after 9:30. you can see the wreck right this. police say driver, 30 year-old brian, was trying to pass another vehicle when he lost control. right now lets get your forecast with carol and it seems like another dreary daze, what is going on. >> we have seen mist out there, you can find drizzle and mist and regular cloud all day long and we have them as we look at center city philadelphia our temperatures have been consistent this morning in the upper 30's and
right around 40 degrees that is as much as we can generate heat wise this morning. eventually we will get to 48 degrees but you can see on storm an three we have these cloud and also well off to the west some showers, expect to find showers through this evening as well. now tomorrow 75 degrees but with that, warm air we will end up with showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and first early part of the evening setting up to are a great looking weekend. temperatures in the 60es a lots of sunshine and that sun will be welcome. we will take sun glare over a mist any single day right. >> absolutely, looking forward to that sunshine for sure on a day like this where traffic and weather go hand and hand. it is awful all together. still dealing with rush hour on the west and eastbound side of the schuylkill this shot east and westbound between the blue route and south philadelphia we are still stuck in rush hour form. ninety-five southbound still a squeeze out of the northeast down to the vine. erika was talking about that
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