tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS April 1, 2016 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
>> pelley: john dickerson asks donald trump to set the record straight on an issue that divides the country. >> reporter: do you think it's murder, abortion? >> pelley: also tonight, 13 million are in the path of relentless storms, including tornadoes tearing through south. nearly 200,000 people in one day plunked down cash for a car that doesn't exist yet. and steve hartman on one couple's fight for life. >> i think it's just still, like, the miracle of-- of my lifetime that we met. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: donald trump's presidential ride seems to defy gravity, but this week, republican opposition, a criminal charge against his campaign manager, and his own
words began to weigh him down to earth. today, trump sat down with our political director, john dickerson. >> reporter: there's been a lot of commentary this week that this has been the worst week in your campaign. a lot of people want to stop you. are they succeeding? >> i don't know that it's been the worst week in my campaign. i think i've had many bad weeks and i've had many good weeks. i don't see this as worst week in my campaign. certainly i've had some weeks and you've been reporting on them where that was the end. and the next weeky see poll numbers where they went up and everybody's shocked. yeah, people want to stop me because i'm leading by a lot. the new polls that came out had me leading by just about more than ever. nbc had a very good national poll that just came out. i guess i'm leading very big in new york and pennsylvania. >> reporter: let me ask you a question about abortion. what would you do to further restrict women's access to abortions as president? >> well, look, look, i just-- i mean, i know where you're going, and i just want to say a question was asked to me, and it
was asked in a very hypothetical-- and it was said, "illegal, illegal." i've been told by some people that was an older line answer and that was an answer that was given on the basis of an older line from years ago, very-- on a very conservative basis. but -- >> reporter: your original answer, you mean. >> my original. >> reporter: punishing the woman. >> but i was asked as a hypothetical, hypothetically, hypothetically. the laws are set now on abortion, and that's the way they're going to remain until they're changed. >> reporter: you had said you wanted-- you told bloomberg in january that you believed args bothers should be banned at some point in pregnancy, where would you-- >> i would like to see this be a states' rights. i would have preferred states' rights. i think it would have been better if it were up to the states. but right now, the laws are set and that's the the laws are. >> reporter: do you have a feeling how you want to change. you have a lot of laws want to
change from libel and torture. >> the laws are set and i think he we need to leave it that way. >> reporter: do you think it's murder, args bothers. >> i have my opinions on it but i would rather not comment on it. >> reporter: you said you were prolife and that abortion is murder. >> i have my opinions but i just don't think it's an appropriate forum. >> reporter: you don't disagree that abortion is murder. >> no, i don't disagree with it. >> pelley: and you can see all of john's interview with donald trump this sunday on "face the nation." julianna goldman is covering the democrats. >> i'm also not going to make promises i know i can't keep. >> reporter: campaigning today in syracuse, new york, hillary clinton took a subtle swipe at bernie sanders. but yesterday, she didn't hold back when a greenpeace organizer asked if she would reject donations from the oil and gas industry, one of sanders' regular attack lines.
while the energy industry overwhelmingly supports republican candidates, both clinton and sand version received donations from please of oil companies. on "cbs this morning,"" sanders zeroed in on the energy lobbyists clinton counts among her top fund raisers. >> if people receive money from lobbyists of theistry, i think you're receiving money from the industry. >> reporter: while clinton is still favored to win the nopination, sanders' daily depiction of her as the candidate of wall street and corporate america is taking its toll. polls show clinton down in wisconsin, ahead of next week's primary, and in new york where clinton served as senator for eight years, she's 12 points ahead of the brooklyn-born sanders. as much as clinton wants to turn to the general election, scott, sanders raised $44 million in march fueling his staying power. >> pelley: julianna goldman for us tonight. julianna, thank you. in the southeast this evening, at least 13 million people are facing the threat of flash floods and tornadoes.
here's mark strassmann. >> oh! >> reporter: driving rain in georgia left some streets looking more like high seas. >> i've never gone through that before. >> reporter: residents like 81-year-old shirley pollini were making breakfast when trees started cracking and falling on houses. >> you can replace a house. you can replace, but you cannot replace a person. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: according to the national weather service, winds topped 80 miles per hour this morning, powerful enough to flip this 18-wheeler. a pair of tornadoes whipped up in other parts of georgia, leaving a trail of torn-off rooftops and twisted debris. in louisiana, heavy rain caused flooding ankle deep in parts of new orleans. >> there it is. >> reporter: last night, there were reports that five tornadoes had swept across indiana, georgia, alabama, and mississippi. >> it's getting bigger. >> reporter: after a twister touched down in lowndes county, mississippi, emergency workers were forced to respond by foot,
weaving around toppled power lines and trees blocking roads. 50 homes in new hope were damaged but no one was hurt. randy and jenny lawrence felt guilty because two of their trees landed on their neighbor's house. >> they are such wonderful people, and i would have given anything for these trees to have fallen on our house instead of theirs. >> reporter: the city of warner robins is under a state of emergency. and, scott, a tornado warning remains in effect until 9:00 p.m. local time. >> pelley: mark strassmann, thank you, mark. we had good news on the economy today. employers added 215,000 jobs in march. that's 66 months of job growth, nearly six years. the unemployment rate rose to 5%, but for a good reason. more people joined the labor force looking for jobs in a strengthening economy. we always like to look at the rate of unemployed plus people who can find only part-time jobs, and together that rate was
up slightly to 9 19.8%. workers in two states can expect raises that will bring the minimum to $15 an hour. don dahler has that. >> ayes 26, nos 12, the assembly plaementz concordant. >> reporter: california edged out new york by mere hours as the first state to approve a $15-an-hour minimum wage. california's plan will be implemented statewide by 2022. new york city's takes effect in just two years, but in other starts of the state, it could take up to six. 60-year-old rebecca cornick has worked at wendy's for a decade. >> the minimum wage as it was before, it pays two-thirds of my rent, but now, with the raise, i'm a little closer to paying my rent on time. >> what do we want? >> 15! >> reporter: the smiewvment began in 2012 with protests by fast food workers. but now it's small business owners like gas station owner
george dunbrook in upstate new york, who are doing the protesting. >> i may end up having to modify my business. i may end up having to close my garage business now. >> reporter: and burbank restaurant owner michael papalia. >> that's a huge increase for us. we're already surviving on a very thin margin. >> reporter: according to the economic policy institute, 35 million americans, or more than a quarter of the workforce, earn less than $10.55 an hour. economist max wolf: >> when you raise the floor, everybody will have a potentially higher wage burden to pay, but the truth, is we haven't done it fair long time, and we've let our minimum wage fall way behind our cost of living so it's sort of overdue. >> reporter: legislators are hedging their bets, though. in new york, the budget allows for adjustments to the wage depending on how the economy is doing. scott, economists say one incentive for states, the higher wages, the more people come off public assistance. >> pelley: don dahler. thank you very much, don. we did notice a stubborn problem
in the jobs report today that really undermines the american dream. unemployment for young white men was 7.6%, but for hispanics, it was 10.8% and for african americans, nearly 20%. we asked elaine quijano to find a solution, and she did. >> change your seat in 10, nine. >> reporter: this may look like a game of musical chairs. >> zero! stand in state. think about it. >> reporter: but what instructor donnell hill is teaching in this harlem classroom is seriousing about business. >> we learned time management. >> there it is, right. that's even more of a thing, right. how many of you all now find yourselves making moves in the morning to get here on time in the morning. >> reporter: its participants are mostly young men of color. for some, it's the first time they've worn a shirt and tie. >> i want you to say, "good morning." >> reporter: it's been strive's mission to help them
find work for the past 30 years. "60 minutes" first highlighted the organization's efforts in 1997. >> i want a tie, a basic tie. >> reporter: since them, it's shown remarkable results. strive has a 70% success rate and helped more than 66,000 find a job. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: the model is pretty straightforward. for six weeks straight, instructors hammer home the basics. >> i need you to start preparing like this means the world to you. >> reporter: drilling them on interviewing skills. >> eye contact, you feel comfortable-- >> the eye contact, i kept looking at the paper. >> reporter: and even proper handshakes. >> awesome handshake! that's how we finish. . ( applause ) right? >> reporter: but it's also part group therapy. >> once i hit high school, i basically dropped out. >> reporter: they almost tell the others where their lives went wrong. >> my dad walked out of my life when i was nine years old. >> reporter: 23-year-old joseph moreira. what did you learn about
yourself through this program? >> that staying comfortable doesn't get you anywhere. pretty much to grow as a person, you have to put yourself in uncomfortable situations to know what you really can do. >> reporter: strive's c.e.o. phil weinberg. >> our job is to figure out what's going to prevent a young person in a low-income community to access an opportunity? it might be clothing, it might be transportation, it might be issues they're having in their household, and we've got teams that wrap around those individuals and make sure that we're helping them troubleshoot and address roadblocks that might be standing in their way to work. >> thank you, and congratulations. >> reporter: after they graduate from the classroom, next is onsite job training. during this session at solar one, they're learning energy efficiency installation and will earn professional certifications. >> let's test that theory. >> reporter: 19-year-old khadim sarr. >> you know, if you want to get something, if you want to be something, you have to live like
that now. >> reporter: strive has grown tremendously since it first started. scott, today, there are strive chapters in 20 cities across the country, and even affiliates in london and jerusalem. >> pelley: good ideas catch on. elaine quijano, thank you very much. well, president obama has been looking for a few good ideas to prevent nuclear terrorism. today, at a summit meeting of more than 50 nations, mr. obama said the international community holds 2,000 tons of nuclear material, and if an the amount of size of an apple fell into the wrong hands tit would change the world. margaret brennan is at the white house. >> as the danger of a terrorist group obtaining and using a nuclear weapon is one of the greatest threats to global security. >> reporter: president obama warned world leaders that groups like isis, which has already used chemical weapons, could have larger ambitions. >> there's no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or
nuclear material, they most certainly will use it to kill as many innocent people as possible. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence does not believe isis has the capability to build a nuclear warhead, but it could steal one, hijack a nuclear facility, or craft a so-called dirty bomb with materials small enough to fit in a coke can. laura holgate is the senior adviser to the president. >> that's more of a contamination issue than it is an immediate loss of human life. but the effects of a dirty bomb in a facility could be, in an urban center, could be. how long it takes to clean up, what kind of public panic that might engender. >> reporter: there have been over 2500 incidents of nuclear material theft or unauthorized activity in the past 20 years. the white house wants to reduce global stockpiles of nuclear weapons and secure atomic material at energy plants, hospitals, and universities. now, world leaders asked the president about donald trump's recent proposal to give more
countries nuclear weapons, and, scott, tonight, at a press conference, president obama said those comments show trump doesn't know much about foreign policy, nuclear weapons, or the world in general. >> pelley: margaret brennan for us tonight. margaret, thank you. well, teachers walked off the job in the nation's third largest school district. and an electric car is generating lightning sales when the cbs evening news continues. i've heard it all. eat more fiber. flax seeds. yogurt. get moving. keep moving. i know! try laxatives. been there, done that. my chronic constipation keeps coming back. i know. tell me something i don't know. vo: linzess works differently from laxatives. linzess treats adults with ibs with constipation or chronic constipation.
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>> pelley: love is greatest when time runs short. as steve hartman found "on the road." >> reporter: sonia vallabh and eric minikel were still pretty much ne newlyweds when they foud out they would never grow old together. five years ago, doctors told sonia she carried a genetic mutation for an incurable disease. >> we think i might have about 20 years. that's our best guess, but there are no guarantees there. >> reporter: dead by 50. that's the medical reality for now. so why didn't you stop there? you learned this is not a curable disease, end of story. >> because that wasn't okay. i love you. >> reporter: eric says they realized that if they wanted
this cured they might just have to do it themselves. never mind that neither one of them knew a thing about medicine. she was a recent law grad, and he worked in transportation technology. but they exwhriew exwoou how to use google, so that's where they started. they typed in "genetic prion disease," which is what she has, and learned what they could from wikipedia, then took night classes in biology, got accepted into a ph.d. program at harvard, quit their old jobs, and started working as researchers here at the prestigious broad institute in cambridge, massachusetts. eric lander is director of the broad. >> they really came in with a total plan of all the possible options because failure is not one of those options. >> reporter: and so, with happily ever after on the line, husband and wife now stand side by side, day after day working toward a cure. >> i think we both really think this is-- this is doable. >> reporter: by all accounts,
they are well on their way to becoming leading experts in the field. in fact, they're already so well respected, sonia was recently invited to speak at a medical conference with the president. >> devoting ourselves to developing treatments for these diseases. >> reporter: if sonia and eric are successful, they will not only save sonia's life but the lives of more than 7,000 other people who die every year from this painful, rapidly progressive form of dementia. it would be a huge medical story. and yet, for the woman at the center, no matter what happens, this will always be a love story. >> i think it's just the miracle of-- of my lifetime that we met. even if we carry this disease, that will always be the great miracle for me. . >> reporter: steve hartman, "on the road," in cambridge, massachusetts. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night.
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