Skip to main content

tv   CBS This Morning  CBS  May 12, 2016 7:00am-9:01am EDT

7:00 am
drives at 6:00 a.m. on cb is captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is thursday, may 12th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." donald trump goes to washington to meet paul ryan and other republican leaders. the meeting could have a profound impact on the future of the grand old party. disturbing video shows police repeatedly punching a suspect after a multistate chase. did officers go too far? "60 minutes" legend morely safer signs off after more than half a century at cbs news. we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. who is the leader of the republican party? >> i would say paul for the time being, and maybe for a long time. >> donald trump heads to capitol
7:01 am
hill. >> donald went nuclear on a lot of republicans. i think there's residual frustration and anger at donald. i am not going to respond to the attacks coming from donald trump in this campaign! >> she's fighting donald trump. she's fighting bernie sanders. >> do not moan to me about hillary clinton's problems. the suspect appears to be surrendering, pummelled by several cops. the man led them on a chase from massachusetts to new hampshire. another round of severe storms is pounding the midwest and south. >> it was raining so hard. >> never seen anything like it before. investigators say two pieces of debris found in march are almost certainly from the malaysian airlines flight mh-370. former south carolina police officer michael slager charged with gunning down an unarmed black man facing federal charges. >> my son is gone. i will never see him again. the man who climbed a tower in hollywood unsettled down part of sunset for hours. >> not worth it. a rescue in southern
7:02 am
california. a speeding car rolled over and burst into flames. >> i did not want to see a human get burned. morely safer retiring after more than a century at ybz that unique safer touch. >> pure, unadulterated luck, and i've been a very lucky guy. >> all that matters -- budweiser announced they will rename their beer america. >> of course they had to change the shape of the can. >> starting in june, you're not an alcoholic, you're a patriot. >> on cbs news. washington nationals ace matt scherzer pitched himself into the history books last night. >> swing and a miss! 20 strikeouts for matt scherzer. >> to get a win and 20 points, man -- [ wild cheers ]
7:03 am
welcome to "cbs this morning." republican party heavyweights will try today to heal the rift with donald trump. the presidential nominee meets this morning with house speaker paul ryan. they plan to discuss the significant policy differences between them. >> the gap is so wide that a week ago ryan announced he is not ready to support trump in the election. major garrett is at republican headquarters in washington where the two will sit down. >> reporter: good morning. house speaker paul ryan represents a lot of constituencies, among them many skeptical of donald trump. those differences will be a part of today's topics. there will be another topic far more practical also on the table, money. donald trump and the republican national committee are nearing an agreement to raise more than $1 billion for the general election, many that's crucial for trump's campaign and ryan's hopes of protecting his house republican majority. >> i think we wanted to see if we have the same ideas.
7:04 am
i represent a large group of people with very strong ideas and foundations. >> reporter: donald trump remained optimistic differences with house speaker paul ryan can be dealt with. >> you're going to have differences. if you agree on 70%, that's a lot. >> reporter: finding 70% agreement will be a challenge. >> they want to cut your says. i'm not cutting your social security. >> you cannot tackle the debt crisis that's coming in america if you do not fix the entitlement problem. >> we have at least 11 million people in this country that came in illegally. they will go out. >> we have to come up with a solution that doesn't involve mass deportation. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for. >> reporter: trump recently stepped back from his temporary ban on muslim immigration and named former mayor rudy giuliani head of a commission to study it. >> we have exceptions. and again, it's temporary. ultimately it's my aim to have it lifted. right now there is no ban.
7:05 am
>> reporter: illinois congressman adam kinsinger remains opposed to donald trump on domestic and foreign policy grounds. >> if he doesn't change his rhetoric, if he doesn't change his beliefs, if he doesn't articulate them better, there's going to be a lot of people that hold out. >> reporter: trump took new heat from 2012 republican nominee mitt romney who wrote on facebook, "it is disqualifying for trump to refuse to release his tax returns." adding, the document "would rule out hidden associations with criminal entities, organizations or unsavory groups." trump insists voters don't care and wouldn't learn much. >> a tax return you learn very little. at the right time i'd like to release them. >> reporter: trump claims he's unable to release his tax returns because they're under audit. the irs has made it absolutely clear nothing prevents an individual from releasing those tax returns that are in their possession while an audit is going on. there is history between trump and romney on the question that dates back to 2012 when trump said romney should release his
7:06 am
tax return and failure to do so initially "hurt him very badly." gayle? >> thank you very much. mitt romney has an unlikely ally criticizing donald trump for withholding those tax returns. democratic front-runner hillary clinton stepped up her attacks yesterday. she's also suggesting that donald trump may have something to hide. nancy cordes is tracking the democratic race. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the clinton camp sproints points out that even the notoriously secretive richard nixon released his taxes while being audited because it's a rite of passage for candidate dating back decades. >> my husband and i have released 33 years of tax returns. >> reporter: clinton waded into the tax flap in blackwood, new jersey. >> got to ask yourself why doesn't he want to release them. we're going to find out. >> reporter: the topic was a welcome diversion for clinton after a disappointing primary in west virginia. her campaign admits her rough patch probably isn't over,
7:07 am
warning donors in a memo obtained by cbs news that "a number of upcoming primary contests in may structurally favor bernie sanders, but that their outcomes will not change the trajectory of the primary." >> west virginia, thank you! >> reporter: to understand why, just look at west virginia. sanders won the state by 15 points but got just seven more pledge delegates than clinton. he's trailing by nearly 300 with just eight states left to vote. >> we have been fighting an uphill battle from day one. >> reporter: he got frustrated when asked if his long-shot campaign is hurting clinton in his fight against trump. >> please do not moan to me about hillary clinton's problems. i'm in this race to win. we're taking on the democratic establishment. [ cheers ] >> reporter: with the largest primary looming, the senator's california state director has abruptly stepped down. in a statement, he said he left because the campaign "started to
7:08 am
ignore digital organizing and started focusing on tv ad buys which has led to a series of defeats." tv ads and online organizing have both been strengths for the sanders campaign. a couple of weeks ago, the staff was cut in half, and the budget for advertising has shrunk, too, which led to some tough decisions in this closing stretch. >> thanks. mark leibovich is chief national correspondent for "the new york times" magazine. he's in washington. good morning. >> good to be here. >> is this conflict more about style or content? >> as far as the democrats go? >> no, donald trump and -- >> donald trump, yes. i think it's about both. i think this story will be driven today by what brian says at the end. paul ryan is getting pressure especially from his caucus to support the presumptive nominee. at the same time, and we don't see that as clearly, he's getting pressure privately from pretty prominent conservatives,
7:09 am
i assume mitt romney among them, to hold firm here. paul ryan is the front lines or last sort of line of defense for actually the never trump movement in so much as it's ever existed. >> mitt romney stepped up the heat yesterday by saying that donald trump's refusal to release any of his tax returns is disqualifying. donald trump would be breaking with four decades of pros this matter. could this be tough for him? >> i think it is. look, mitt romney is serving what i think is a precise purpose here. he is taking the role of the conscience of the republican, not so much establishment. but just the republican nominee's past. the tax issue, donald trump said that most americans don't care about this. i think that's true to a point. you know, it's arcane. i think tax returns are the things that make people's eyes glaze over immediately. at the same time, it's a nagging issue. it's gone on for a long time. it's the kind of thing that mud else the straight-ahead tone that donald trump likes to assume. in that sense, it could be problematic. >> medical records, what about
7:10 am
medical records? >> i mean, medical records also. i guess a few months ago he released that completely superlative statement from his doctor. yes, again these are two lingering spring issues that you don't want them to sort of bleed into the summer, especially in an election like this. >> he's just announced that he's going to start a fund-raising campaign. he spent a lot of time saying, look, i don't need anyone else's money. do you think supporters will care? >> i think this is less of a big issue because i think people understand that in a general election, we're probably talking to the billions, and whether donald trump has that money or would be willing to spend it or not, it's the kind of thing that most people would assume that when you have one of two candidates, you're going to sort of round up as many supporters as you can. i don't think that will be a big issue. again, it takes away the message. >> thanks, mark. >> thanks. our 24-hour streaming network, cbsn, will bring you full coverage today of trump's meeting with the republican leadership. you can watch at on the cbs news app and devices
7:11 am
like roku, apple tv, and amazon fire. the head of the fbi confirm the probe of hillary clinton's private e-mail server is a criminal investigation. the former secretary of state's campaign calls it a security inquiry. director james comey says he doesn't know what that means. comey also says there's some urgency to the investigation. "we want to do it well, and we want to do it promptly. i feel pressure to do both of those things." investigations are underway into whether police used excessive force to a violent end -- to end a violent chase. officers trailed a man through central massachusetts yesterday. the pursuit ended in nashua, new hampshire. the helicopter video shows police repeatedly punching the suspect. anna westerner shows hue the scene escalated. >> reporter: good morning. the chase and alleged beating is under investigation in both states. "the boston globe" reports new hampshire's attorney general has opened an investigation, and the massachusetts state police are looking into whether troopers
7:12 am
used excessive force in apprehending the suspect. about an hour after he sped away from police wednesday afternoon, richard simone of wooster, massachusetts, was on his knees in a dead end street, facing officers, some with guns drawn. one officer seemed to lounge at him, then -- lunge at him, then land a punch. others joined in. the beating went on for more than 20 seconds. the 50-year-old suspect took over a dozen blows from officers' fists and feet. a massachusetts state police spokesperson said simone had warrants for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny, and failure to stop for police. >> he wasn't fighting them, so it was a little much, i think. >> reporter: the massachusetts state police said they will conduct two separate reviews to determine whether the level of force used was appropriate. >> this is a high-pressure situation. everyone's adrenaline is pumping. >> reporter: former boston police commissioner ed davis -- >> it does appear that he's complying with the officers'
7:13 am
orders. until they move close to him, there doesn't appear to be a problem. what happened in those last seconds is going to be crucial for the investigation. clearly this is -- this is a tough video. >> reporter: the suspect reportedly sped up to 90 miles per hour during the chase and at one point struck a utility pole. police officials did not say whether simone was hurt. >> thanks. a former south carolina police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man pleaded not guilty to federal charges. michael slager is accused of depriving walter scott of his civil rights in last year's shooting. cell phone video captured slager firing eight times, eight times as scott ran away after a traffic stop. slager also faces a state murder charge. he could get life in prison. investigators this morning say newly found debris almost certainly comes from the missing malaysian jetliner. one two of pieces is from the outside of the plane. the second is from the inside. the fragments were discovered in
7:14 am
south africa and on a tiny island. investigators believe flight 370 went down in the indian ocean. we have more from johannesburg from debra patta. >> reporter: good morning. we have more peas of the puzzle of what is essentially -- more pieces of the puzzle of what is essentially a two-year-old airline mystery. first found, an interior panel of the cabin. the second piece found in africa is an engine calling piece with a partial logo of rolls royce inscribed on it. this brings to five the number of pieces found in the indian ocean. australia's leading a massive search, scouring an area of 120,000 kilometers. this latest confirmation bolsters investigators' belief that the plane went down somewhere in the indian ocean. at least they're looking in the right ocean. experts say the elusive answers as to why the plane vanished lie with the flight data recorders and black boxes, chp those have
7:15 am
not been found. >> such a sad, sad story. thank you. lawmakers in brazil this morning voted to impeach their president. the senate voted 55-22 to take the action against president dilma rousseff. brazil's vice president will temporarily take over one of the world's largest economies. rousseff's opponents accuse her of breaking the through manipulate the country's budget. isis claims responsibility this morning for deadly new violence in iraq. two suicide bombers hit a police station on the outskirts of baghdad. the attacks come a day after a wave of bombings killed more than 90 people. the obama administration condemned the attacks. it says u.s. strategy is not changing. nearly 5,000 american troops are in iraq assisting in the fight. charlie d'agata is at a military training camp southeast of iraq's capital. >> reporter: good morning. we're at a military training camp outside of baghdad where u.s. forces are helping to train
7:16 am
iraqis to use old tank like these in the fight against isis. it's no exaggeration to say that some of the recruits are far younger than the tanks that they'll be using. there's a military saying that says you fight with what you've got. these will be crucial in the battle to take over cities like fallujah and mosul. 250 more american forces are on their way to iraq. they can't get here quickly enough. yesterday we were reminded of the lethal reach of isis when the militant group launched triple attacks in baghdad in some of the worst violence the city has seen this year. >> they say this is the fourth generation -- >> reporter: we spoke with one u.s. soldier who was back here in 2004 and faced some of the worst fighting in the insurgery see then. he says he's convinced that isis can be defeated. how quickly depends on how fast the iraqis can get their act together and confront the militant group on the battlefield. for cbs news, charlie d'agata,
7:17 am
iraq. severe thunderstorms hammered part of central texas. winds flipped trucks and trailers near abilene. it also snapped trees and damaged the roof of a home. in omaha, nebraska, crews are digging out after a hailstorm covered neighborhoods. up to two feet covered part of the city. piles of hail clogged storm drains causing flooding along several roads. this morning we salute the brilliant year of a cbs news legend. "60 minutes" correspondent one will retire this week. safer spent a record 46 years at "60 minutes" reporting 919 stories for that broadcast. his work for cbs news starting in 1964 showed a unique combination of reporting skill and personal style. >> behind me one of the seven wonders of the world, the great wall of china. these 20 men's ages total about
7:18 am
2,000 years. 2,043 if count me. >> is your wife here? >> no, she's not. >> great. what is wrong with the men? i thought "60 minutes" was a high-class show. >> the sense of time and distance needs working on. we were told that it would take six hours. we're rapidly approaching day three. got on the hill and -- seem to be pinned down snipers. one, possibly two armored personnel carriers that respeeded us -- that preceded us has been blown. one behind with us a dead trooper in it. morely safer, cbs news. >> wow. >> a legend. >> what a career. >> great storyteller. absolutely. >> he could tell any kind of story. whether it's a lamborghini -- >> or the muppets. >> or talking about a village burning in vietnam. >> that's right. in our next hour, morely's
7:19 am
colleague steve croft will be here at studio 57 and will preview a special edition of "60 minutes." "morely safer: a reporter's life" airs at 8:00, 7:00 central on cbs. >> i liked to see him laugh. it was so genuine. a four-second test in the nevada desert could show the future of transportation. ahead, how the hyper loop could transfer people from city to city
7:20 am
a stunning turn in the investigation of one of the worst industrial disasters in texas history. >> ahead, why the deadly explosion that leveled hundreds of buildings was not an accident. the news is back in the morning right here on "cbs this
7:21 am
mornin morning". what's going on here? i'm val, the orange money retirement squirrel from voya. we're putting away acorns. you know, to show the importance of saving for the future. so you're sort of like a spokes person? more of a spokes metaphor. get organized at
7:22 am
if you've gone to extremes to escapetry clarispray.ergies. new, from the makers of claritin. with the #1 prescribed ingredient. and nothing is more effective at relieving your
7:23 am
sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion. return to the world with clarispray. choosing a food by calories alone is like choosing a husband by height. smartpoints is weight watchers all-new way to eat healthier. goodbye counting calories, hello paying attention to what really counts. join for free by may 16th and get one month free. hello?!n presents the yardley's. you do? really? ding dong? -oh, pizza is here! -oh! come on in. [claps] woah! lose the sneakers pal. kind of a thing. this is more than a lawn. this is a trugreen lawn. sorry! live life outside with trugreen, america's #1 lawn care company. spring is on. start your trugreen lawn plan today. bye now. trugreen. live life outside. millions of women worldwide trust tena with their bladder matters. thanks to its triple protections from leaks, odor and moisture.
7:24 am
tena lets you be you ♪ what backache? what sore wrist? what headache? advil makes pain a distant memory. nothing works faster stronger or longer what pain? advil. in the country have in common? many of them now call cancer treatment centers of america home. expert medicine works here.
7:25 am
find out why at cancer cancer treatment centers of america. ahead, what could be the first wrongful death lawsuit for the recreational marijuana industry. tomorrow, how virtual reality is transforming the way we see the world. we'll give you a
7:26 am
good morning, i'm brooke thomas. authorities are searching for a dui suspect who walk away from penn presbyterian hospital earlier this morning. officers are searching the area around the hospital, near 39th and market. police say man has been arrested before so they have a picture of him. they say officers are waiting outside his most recent a dress. lets get a check of the eyewitness forecast with meteorologist katie fehlinger. >> today is a day you want to savior while you can because we have had so many days reporting either fray skies, or wet weather, this is visibility that is one issue we've got, obviously further inland where you are near zero visibility in lancaster. further inland you travel more likely you will see patchy dense fog. that will move away. new we are finally seeing
7:27 am
sunshine 76 degrees with that unis, storms return tomorrow. we have to savior this. >> gorgeous day to day, thanks very much. roadways are looking good. we are looking busy. we can expect that. ninety-five at girard what you are looking at there and looking at schuylkilles bound at city avenue. look at how busy. particularly in the westbound direction, eastbound not much better. looking better then westbound side right now. blue route north bound past route one what you are looking at there busy as well. tacony palmyra bridge scheduled to go up at 7:30. you can see that visibility issue. brooke, over to you. >> next update 7:55. up next on cbs this morning federal investigators say fire that caused a a deadly explosion in west texas, was intentionally set.
7:28 am
7:29 am
7:30 am
vice president joe biden said in a new interview that he had initially hoped to enter the democratic primary race and said, "i would have been the best president," which was awkward because obama was standing right there. [ laughter ] true. >> saying he would have been the best president for 2016. we get the joke, seth. welcome back. coming up in this half hour, a deadly plant explosion in texas three years ago is no longeri i considered an accident -- longer considered an accident. why investigators rebuilt part of the facility to find the trut. plus, did legalized marijuana candy lead a husband
7:31 am
to murder? rikki klieman looks at what could be a groundbreaking lawsuit against a maker and seller of edible pot. time to show the headlines. the "los angeles times" report on oracle founder larry ellison donating $200 million to the fight against cancer. a research center bearing his name will be opened at the university of southern california. our dr. david agis will lead it. the center will draw on many scientific fields find the cure. >> the thing about this disease is you beat it, you beat it, you beat it again, but it's still there lurking. it comes back, and it can take away everything you have. this seems like an appropriate way for me to say thank you for everything you've done for my family and my friends. i will be, attorney generally grateful. >> his gift matched the biggest ever for the school.
7:32 am
[ applause ] >> wonderful news. >> congratulations to you. >> that's very, very, very important. >> yes. absolutely. . >> all we need is more of that. a lot of money in america. >> yeah. "the new york times" says isis is losing power to recruit americans to fight overseas. fbi director james comey says about one american a month has traveled or tried to travel to the middle east since last summer to join the extremists. previously it was six to ten a month. one possible reason is that isis has encouraged more followers to carry out violence at home. "the new york daily news" reports on a tribute to prince by his ex-wives. they reportedly held a secret memorial yesterday in los angeles. the two women invited only the closest friends and family of the pop star. the singer's family is considering a public event. "the dallas morning news" reports on investigators calling a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant an intentional criminal act. the massive blast three years ago killed 15 people and hurt about 300 other.
7:33 am
it is one of the worst industrial disasters in texas history. manuel bojorquez has more from the site where the plant once stood. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the blast struck with such force that it registered as a 2.1 earthquake and left behind a crater here that was 12-feet deep. it has since been filled, but you can still find pieces of debris like this mangled rebar. there's a memorial cross. reminders of the tragedy that happened here. [ explosion ] >> reporter: when the massive explosion ripped through this texas fertilizer plant in 2013 -- >> you okay? >> i can't hear. >> cover your ears. >> reporter: it leveled part of the small town of west. >> there's been an explosion. there are firefighters down at this time. >> reporter: the blast destroyed hundreds of buildings including schools, a nursing home, and an apartment complex. 15 people were killed.
7:34 am
12 of them first responders who had rushed to the scene. >> we've never stopped investigating this fire. >> reporter: wednesday after more than three years and more than $2 million investigation, federal authorities revealed the fire that sparked the explosion was deliberately set in a seed room at the facility. >> the fire has been ruled as incendiary. this means this fire was a criminal act. >> reporter: during their investigation, authorities said they rebuilt part of the plant in their lab, conducted more than 400 interviews, and analyzed evidence found as far away as 2.5 miles from the blast site. >> there's anger. there's confusion. there's frustration. >> reporter: just days after the blast, we first met paster john crowder and his family who lost their home. we spoke to crowder again wednesday after he learned of the findings. >> i really was surprised. i had settled in my mind that they were going to say it was some kind of electrical problem. >> reporter: it's hard to think
7:35 am
that somebody would intentionally set that fire. >> exactly. exactly. >> reporter: authorities did not name any suspects. >> it just makes you mad. >> reporter: phil calvin, whose son perry was killed, already has a message for whomever is responsible. >> i want them to get the maximum penalty. i'd like to see them put so far back in prison that they don't ever see the light of day. >> reporter: federal authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. they say they believe the investigation is headed in the right direction, but they need the public's help to "get them across the finish line." >> interesting indeed, thank you very much. a new lawsuit claims two marijuana businesses are responsible for the death of a denver mother. in 2014, kristine kirk was shot and killed by her husband after she ate marijuana kand and started had lewis -- candy and started had lllucinatihallucina. her sons hold the company
7:36 am
responsible, they say there should have been a warning label describing the side effects. >> the candy maker tells "cbs this morning" it is a lawfully operated business that complies with required labels. the seller had no comment. rikki klieman joins us at the table to -- hello, good to see you. we're very friendly here. >> we are. one of the things you said is really, really important. what this is about is a failure to warn. >> this is the first wrongful death case. >> it is the first wrongful death case in the country against marijuana as an industry. it is, in fact, very profitable indust industry. it will be nearly a billion-dollar industry where it is legalized. what these plaintiffs' lawyers have said is, look, it's a product like any other product. it condition be defective. it must have warning labels. warning for what?
7:37 am
well, it needs to warn about proper dosage. it needs to warn about safe use and side effects. that's the essence of the lawsuit. there are regulations which you noted, but those regulations have only come about in 2015. in 2014, at the time of this terrible tragedy -- and if you listen to the 911 call or read the transcript, the transcript is chilling. that woman was on the phone with 911 for 11 or 12 minutes as she watched what she described as her husband's psychotic break. >> what will be the defense by the marijuana company? >> it's interesting because the defense by the marijuana company is to say, wait a minute here, this is a bad guy. this is a guy what committed a homicide. that defense goes along with a criminal prosecution because the criminal prosecution of mr. kirk is that there may have been marital problems or financial
7:38 am
difficulties, and this is intentional. this is not about negligence. >> there is legal precedent for companies being held responsible for behavior that happens when other people eat or consume or drive their products. >> of course, of course. and what -- otherwise you would have no product liability cases at all. what we have here is that the defense in the civil case of the husband is exactly what the liability is. >> what do you think happens? >> i think the case goes forward. whether or not we get to a jury trial is another question because in this case, you have edible marijuana. that's what we have to consider. edible marijuana is coming upon you slower and slower. you take something the size of a tootsie roll, which he did. you take a bite, you don't get high. you keep eating.
7:39 am
you were supposed to have one mini bite like a tootsie roll. >> that should be on the warning label. thank you, rikki klieman. the future of transportation may allow humans to travel close to the speed of sound. ahead, the demonstration in the nevada desert that shows what traveling hundreds of miles an hour could look like. and if you're heading out the door, you can watch us live through the cbs all-access app. >> the what? what is it? >> the cbs all-access app. >> i got it. >> i was going to throw to you and be like, what happens -- what's it called, gayle? you love it. and pictures of central park. a secret hideaway that's reopening. this is she's a planner.e. this is my sister, annie. she goes with the flow.
7:40 am
gracie's always trying to get me to eat green things. annie's always trying to get me to try new things. we've both been on weight watchers... and now they've totally changed it up. i like that this new plan encourages me to eat healthier. i like that it lets me eat my favorite foods. smartpoints has really helped me. i'm now down 37 pounds. it's helped me too! i'm down 40 pounds. just sayin'. all new smartpoints. join for free by may 16th and get one month free. is caringing because covering heals faster. for a bandage that moves with you and stays on all day, cover with a band-aid brand flexible fabric adhesive bandage. (rebecca) i've struggled i cigarettes to cope. i was able to quit smoking. and then i started running. now, i feel a lot better. (announcer)you can quit. for free help, call 1-800-quit-now.
7:41 am
this is claire in phoenix. yes!i help you? great. correct! ma'am. this isn't an automated computer... operator! ma'am. i'm here. i'm live. wait. you're real? yeah. with discover card, you can talk to a real person in the u.s. day or night. plus, we're not going to waste your time trying to sell you a bunch of other products you don't really need. that is really nice of you. i feel really bad about shouting at you. oh, you weren't shouting. you were just speaking in all caps. at discover, we treat you like you'd treat you. 100% u.s.-based customer service. here to help, not to sell. dogs - sure can be messy. but with nexgard, their flea and tick killer doesn't have to be. nexgard, the vet's #1 choice for dogs, is a delicious, beef-flavored chew that kills both fleas and ticks. so it's easy to give, easy to take. reported side effects include vomiting, itching, diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite. use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures.
7:42 am
why mess around? for powerful flea and tick protection, ask your vet about nexgard. the #1 choice of vets for their dogs and yours. angry birds are coming to mcdonald's. sfx: streeeeeetch...thwang! sfx: smack! now you can order, scan and unlock in-game rewards based on "the angry birds movie," rated pg only in theaters.
7:43 am
imagine this -- traveling from one city to another at nearly the speed of sound. a milestone yesterday in high-speed travel could make that closer to reality. carter evans shows us the big developments in hyperloop technology. three, two, one --
7:44 am
>> reporter: blink, and you might miss it. speed is sort of the point. on a test track in the nevada desert, a 1,-500-pound sled went from zero to 60 in about a second. powered by an electromagnetic propulsion system, it reached 116 miles per hour before plowing into a sand barrier to slow it down. >> we demonstrated today a full-scale component of the hyperloop. >> we always said we were going to move this fast. it's amazing to see the team come together behind it and execute. >> reporter: hyperloop 1 hopes to build a carbon-free network of tubes with pods that travel at near supersonic speeds on a cushion of air using electric motors. theoretically, someone could travel the roughly 400 miles from los angeles to san francisco in about 30 minutes. this simulates the pod going through the tube? >> correct. >> reporter: we got an inside look at hyperloop's engineering last fall at the company's next los angeles.
7:45 am
>> we literally build a full-scale tube between any two destinations. inside, we have a pod that we can send people or cargo very quickly. >> reporter: some critics say wednesday's test shows there's still a long way to go. >> keep in mind that this was a very short distance, and its maximum speed was one-tenth the speed of what a hyperloop system would be. >> reporter: the concept hyperloop 1 is working on gained traction in 2013 after tesla and spacex ceo elon musk released a design plan. there's competition. >> the fact that there are several compaies working on this means there are a lot of people who take this idea seriously and are determined to try and make it happen. however, infrastructure is very hard. it just takes time to take an idea and turn it into reality. >> reporter: the hyperloop 1 ceo rob lloyd told us that reality is not so far off. how long before we see the first
7:46 am
functional hyperloop system? >> five years from now we'll be moving goods and people. >> reporter: for attorney -- for "cbs this morning," carter evans. >> only five years? >> bring it on. >> we could go to washington in five minutes. >> i hope it's not going to take five years. two or three would be nice. i'd love to try it. >> l.a. in an hour. >> i'd like that a lot. rita maureeoreno turns a commencement address into a surprise performance. >> to lay it on this date, my fate is to relate with rhythm and passion that you have a mission. >> all right, miss rita. ahead, how the entertainment icon channelled the broadway hit "hamilton" to inspire graduating students. you had a commencement address, you should do yours in rap. >> would you write it for me? >> you should call len miranda,
7:47 am
that would be cool. if you have morning is nothing new. ...your nose is the only thing on your mind... ...and to get relief, anything is fair game.
7:48 am
introducing rhinocort® allergy spray from the makers of zyrtec®. powerful relief from your most frustrating nasal allergy symptom* ,all day and all night. hasn't your nose been through enough already? try new rhinocort® allergy spray. muddle no more® i'm terhe golf. people say i'm getting better. no one's ever said that. but i'd like to keep being terrible at golf for as long as i can. he's just happier when he's playing. but he's terrible. for the strength and energy to keep doing what you love, try new ensure enlive. only patented ensure enlive has hmb, plus 20 grams of protein to help rebuild muscle. and its clinically proven formula helps you stay you. oh. nice shot. new ensure enlive. always be you. so hurry in now for great deals like bonnie's herbs and veggies, 4 for $10. plus save 5% every day when you use your lowe's consumer credit card. don't miss out on spring's best savings at lowe's.
7:49 am
7:50 am
[ "dreams" by beck ] hmmmmm... hmmmmm... the turbocharged dream machine. the volkswagen golf gti. part of the award-winning golf family.
7:51 am
no, no, no, no, [music] people are both soft and strong... yey! which is why our products are too. angel soft. you must have the audacity, the pluck, the grit, the perscacity -- yeah, and i'm clear you're in this institution and your matriculation hinged on a good audition. your talent may be terrific, your writing prolific, but do you have the motivation to use your creation for this generation? [ cheers] >> all right, rita! who knew she had rap skills? you know she's got the egat, the grammy, the tony -- she was
7:52 am
delivering the commencement address at the boston college of music. 84-year-old singer and actress told the grad students their talents to create change in the world around them. you go, rita. i was only kidding about you doing rap. but norah's started it off. she said, this is -- go ahead. >> this is charlie rose, and this is what i know. >> that's the way to start it. i like it. >> i'll be available later for a fee. >> i like it. a winner at the invictus games returns for a medal to prince harry. ahead, why a american service member wants that. just like you start their own businesses. legalzoom. legal help is here.
7:53 am
7:54 am
♪ [ male announcer ] don't you wish everything could put itself away like reflex? only from moen. buy it for looks. buy it for life. only from moen. and you're talking to your doctor about your medication... this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me go further. humira works for many adults. it targets and helps to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. doctors have been prescribing humira for over 13 years. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver and nervous system problems,
7:55 am
serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common, and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have flu-like symptoms or sores. don't start humira if you have an infection. ready for a new chapter? talk to your rheumatologist. this is humira at work.
7:56 am
good morning, everyone police are investigating a serious crash that happened earlier this morning in east falls and fight had came afterward. two people are in stable condition, after the roll over crash near ridge and mid veil. but when emergency responders arrived there was a fighting on near the scene. no word on what that fight was all about or if anyone was arrested. lets check with katie for a look the at forecast. >> nice one here today, for sure jim, we are however, expecting to see at least, some fog that may still be out there anticipating, and we are fine ago this to the far western suburbs, and back toward reading, lancaster where that fog is situated. notice temperatures starting to rebound nicely in the lower 60's in philadelphia, wilmington, handful of new jersey locations as well, we will spike to 76 today with
7:57 am
more sun then anything, great day and great excuse, to enjoy it outside. >> absolutely, beautiful day, thanks, katie. good morning. we have an accident here at pennsylvania turnpike westbound past bensalem, four vehicles are involved with this one, of course, left lane is block. that is slowing you down a little bit. we have dad vail regatta this week friday, saturday into 5:00 p.m. kelly drive closed between fountain green and strawberry mansion drive at 10:00 a.m. today until 6:00 p.m. on saturday. jim, back over to you. >> thanks, meisha. next update 8:25. coming up next a sneak peak at a secret section of central park. i'm jim donovan. make it a great day.
7:58 am
7:59 am
spent more than 30 years in the public schools. we're retired, but we like to stay involved. you think he's going to learn to fly? we're just as busy now as in our teaching days. the same goes for a lot of the retired educators we know. let me see you all flap your wings, like you're penguins learning to fly. teaching is all about building relationships. and that never goes away. because once a teacher, always a teacher. we're ed and miriam, and we're proud to be new jersey educators.
8:00 am
it is thursday, may 12th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including donald trump's fund-raising challenge. while he may head to court, the establishment in washington today after attacking it for almost a year. first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. house speaker paul ryan represents a lot of constituencies. among them, conservatives still skeptical of donald trump. >> conflict more about style or more about content? >> this story will be driven by what brian says at the end -- what paul ryan says at the end. >> the clinton camp points out that even the secretive richard nixon released his taxes while he was audited. massachusetts state police
8:01 am
are looking into whether troopers used excessive force in apprehending the suspect. >> reporter: the latest confirmation bolsters the belief that the plane went down in the indian ocean. >> reporter: we're at a military training camp outside of baghdad. 250 more american forces are on their way to iraq. could tell any kind of story, whether it's a lamborghini -- >> or the muppets. >> or talking about a village burning in vietnam. >> i always liked seeing him laugh on camera. it was so genuine. over the weekend, a man broke the record for "donkey congress" making it through -- "donkey kong" making it through the entire game using just one life. [ applause ] >> yeah, one life. yeah. that's right, his own. ♪ i'm charlie rose with gayle
8:02 am
king and norah o'donnell. donald trump and paul ryan will be meeting in less than an hour. republicans will be watching to see if the two can bridge their differences. >> the speaker said last week he is not ready yet to support the presumptive nominee. the two do not agree on many important policies. >> i will do everything within my power not to touch says. >> you cannot tackle the debt crisis in america if you do not fix the entitlement problem. >> it's going to get renegotiated. in my opinion, the taxes for the rich will go up somewhat. >> we want all americans when they look at washington to see spending going down, taxes going down, debt going down. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> this is not conservatism. what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for, and more importantly not what this country stands for.
8:03 am
>> donald trump says the gop can have its differences and still unite behind him. a reminder, our 24-hour streaming network, cbsn, will bring you full coverage today of donald trump's meeting with the republican leadership. you can watch at on the cbs news app and devices like roku, apple tv, and amazon fire. manyrepublicans continue to say they're unhappy with donald trump. 2012 republican nominee mitt romney is blasting trump for not making his tax returns public. romney wrote, "it is disquar qualifying for a modern day nominee to refuse to release tax returns. there is only one logical explanation for mr. trump's refusal to release his returns -- there's a bombshell in them." trump says his returns are being audited. >> i think there's some years outside the audit that might be released -- >> first of all, if they are, they're meaningless. it doesn't matter because they're so far back. i built a company with very little debt. all of this is certified numbers, very, very little debt. tremendous cash flow, tremendous
8:04 am
value, assets. that's something. people go over that and are impressed. you learn very little from a tax return. here's the thing -- >> regardless of what the tax returns show, donald trump needs money for the november campaign. the goal is to raise $1 billion by mid-october. that is one reason he's talking with the republican national committee. we have more on the insider's view of how this affects trump's outsider campaign. julianna, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. for donald trump to raise $1 billion, it means he has to bring in about $45 million a week. it's a pretty tall order for someone who's won millions of votes from deriding big money in politics, and now he's starting from scratch. >> i'm self-funding my campaign. i'm not taking blood money. i'm not having lobbyists, and i'm not having citi binge. i fund it myself. >> reporter: it was a defining sales pitch for donald trump. >> you know what i'm getting for this movement? nothing. i'm self-funding my campaign. >> reporter: a line he repeated
8:05 am
in ads -- >> i'm self-funding my campaign. >> reporter: in interviews -- >> i'm putting up my own money. >> reporter: and on the campaign trail. >> i'm self-funding. i self-fund so i'm self-funding. >> reporter: it worked. 58% of voters in a recent cbs news poll said trump was not influenced by special interests. but with the nomination in reach, he's reversing course. >> i'm raising money, but i'm raising money really for the party. >> reporter: not only will he be asking for money, but trump already has super pacs. >> i think you're starting at $1 billion right now. >> reporter: frank donatelli is a long time republican fundraiser. he says trump is behind. >> you need people with good contact list that-- lists that write checks and bring their friends and relatives to the table. it takes a full-court press on behalf of the candidate and campaign. >> reporter: the billionaire businessman is scrambling to get that team. he hired top fundraisers who worked for marco rubio and mitt romney. he also has the backing of a
8:06 am
reported half dozen gop benefactors like billionaire t. boone pickens and sheldon adele son. others like the koch brothers, are still on the sidelines. >> it's bowing to reality that that's what you have to do to be compet95 november. >> reporter: competitive against hillary clinton who has already raised almost $168 million from individual contributions. compared to just over $12 million for trump. even if he's trying to open the fund-raising gloo fund-raising floodgates, he said this -- >> i'm self-funding. look at where hillary is getting money. >> reporter: trump will be kicking off 50 fundraisers this month beginning in california. in order to get to that approximately-dollar mark, he's probably -- that billion-dollar mark, he's probably going to call the special interests he said he'd never bow down to. >> interesting. thank you very much. an unusual twist at the invictus games in florida. elizabeth marks won all four of
8:07 am
her swimming events yesterday. it's what she did with one of her medals that is getting attention. she returned the medal when prince harry placed it around her neck. the prince initially refused, marks explained she wanted to give it to a hospital in the united kingdom. she credits the medical team with saving her life in 2014 when she arrived in london to compete in the first invictus games, she had collapsed back then because of difficulty breathing and was on life support. >> this day has been beautiful and special simply because of the people i get to stand next to. i finally got to express how much i the people who supported -- much i love the people who supported me. >> marks is a combat medic. she has no sensation in her left leg after suffering serious hip injuries in iraq. she still serves in the military. what a beautiful gift. >> such a lovely gesture. you could see he clearly didn't want to take it. then you hear the story and go, okay. i will take this back. very nice. a new study looksality a
8:08 am
possible connection between -- looks at a possible connection between folic acid and autism. look who's back in the green room, guys. it is -- what's your name -- dr. tara narula, back from baby duty. she'll give us a reality check. why the research may not
8:09 am
one of the most beautiful parts of new york city has been hiding in plain sight. >> reporter: after nearly a century in the shadows and more than a decade of restoration, a central park secret is finally being revealed to the world. we'll take you inside coming up on "cbs this morning."
8:10 am
listerine® kills 99% of bad breath germs. this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth. what's it like to not feel 100% fresh? we don't know. we swish listerine®. as do listerine® users. the very people we studied in the study of bold. people who are statistically more likely to stand up to a bully. do a yoga handstand. and be in a magician's act. listerine® kills 99% of bad breath germs so you can feel 100% in life. bring out the bold™. introducing the fusion of exceptional taste with the benefits of our probiotic yogurt. new activia fruit fusion, with the exclusive probiotic bifidus regularis. delicious and good for you. new activia fruit fusion. hey, jesse. who are you? i'm vern, the orange money retirement rabbit from voya. orange money represents the money you put away for retirement. over time, your money could multiply. hello, all of you. get organized at
8:11 am
ladies, why just dream of worri'm linda,hts? and like millions of women worldwide i trust tena. and with new tena overnight underwear i can now sleep worry free all night. the unique secure barrier system gives me triple protection from leaks, odor and moisture so i can keep being a sweet dreamer. tena overnight underwear and pads. only tena lets you be you. in our morning
8:12 am
8:13 am
rounds, a preliminary study about autism is raising questions in the autism community. mothers with high levels of folic acid and b12 were more likely to have children with
8:14 am
autism disorder. mothers should keep taking prenatal vitamins needed to prevent other birth defects. tara is back with us after her baby. how's the first baby? >> terrific. we're this love. big sister is doing well. thank you. >> does she love her little sister? >> she does. she does. at times she doesn't, but most of the time she does. >> this is an interesting study. as you know, as a recent mother, and i remember, it's one of the first rules you get -- take folic acid, it's so important. what did this study find? >> researcherts analyzed 1,400 mother/child pairs in boston. they took the blood from the mother one to three days after she gave birth, asked about supplement use, and followed children for 15 years. women who had high levels of folic acid in the blood were two times more likely to have a child diagnosed with asd. if they had high levels of b12, three times more likely. if they had high levels of folate and b12, they were 17 times more likely. it's important to understand
8:15 am
this was a small study. it's not published yet in a journal. it's not peer reviewed. was a single center. there are limitations. it's very preliminary data. >> does it recommend how much? >> it recommendation for how much folic acid a woman should get is 4 t00 to 800 micrograms day. the important thing is that they take it the entire time in their 20s to 40s. the earl week of pregnancy are the times when the neural tube is forming. that is the spine, the brain, and that is the birth defect we see when a woman lacks folic acid. >> the headline is frightening when you see it. >> it is. >> yet, all the major health groups, the cdc, ob-gyns, march of times, even researchers of the study say to take it. we don't want that point to be missed. >> absolutely. that's why we're reporting it. to say that the headline can be misleading. the cdc says one out of four women don't get enough folic acid. and neural tube defects account for 3,000 -- affect 3,000 pregnancies a year.
8:16 am
because of our public health measures to educate women about folic acid, we've been able to decrease these birth defects by 1,000 a year. >> there's lots of studies that show a correlation. and not it's inially causation. what do you think is behind -- and not necessarily causation. what do you think is behind women of elevated levels of the vitamin and folic acid with children that have an increased likelihood of autism? >> we don't know. there are a lot of possible nextnisms. -- mechanisms. one is that they ate a lot of food with folate in it, used a lot of supplements with folate. they somehow absorbed more folate than other women or dent metabolize it or break it down as well. there are a lot of unanswered questions. we don't know. >> the current medical view of how autism is caused is what? >> i think we don't know. there are a lot of questions about what is happening in early pproduction, during the fetal growth and times that could be preptating development of awe -- precipitating development of
8:17 am
autism. >> i thought it could be genetic -- >> it can, but what environmental trigger? we haven't isolated it yet. >> good information. thank you. >> for now, keep taking your folic acid. >> bottom line, keep taking your folic acid. >> not too much. that's right. >> say hello to the baby. >> thank you. >> and the dad and the big sister. the whole family. >> thanks. >> dr. tara narula. glad she's back. the food critic who turns revelations into culinary discoveries. see what pulitzer prize winner jonathan gold is uncovering in los angeles. looks good. that's ahead. hello new coppertone sport. it's reformulated to feel lighter on your skin, but still protects and stays on strong.
8:18 am
new coppertone sport. hello sunshine. masteone above the rest.risesnt. lindt excellence created by our master chocolatiers. pure, rich, elegantly thin. experience excellence with all your senses. from the lindt master chocolatiers. try aveeno® sheer hydration. its active naturals® oat formula... ...goes on feather light. absorbs in seconds... ...keeps skin healthy looking and soft. aveeno® naturally beautiful results. no, no, no, no, [music] people are both soft and strong... yey! which is why our products are too. angel soft.
8:19 am
choosing a food by calories alone is like choosing a husband by height. smartpoints is weight watchers all-new way to eat healthier. goodbye counting calories, hello paying attention to what really counts. join for free by may 16th and get one month free.
8:20 am
8:21 am
this morning a secret section of new york's central park is open to everybody after being closed for nearly a century. the central park conservancy revealed the hallet nature sanctuary. open for the first time since fdr was president. that's a long time ago. michelle miller is there. you see her very tiney -- why are you, michelle miller, to give us a sneak preview. there she is. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in this city where more than eight million new yorkers and tourists alike often need a
8:22 am
break from the hustle and bustle of it all, this hideaway offers visitors a chance to get lost in nature right in the heart of the big apple. it's a bird watcher's paradise with picturesque views. hallet nature sanctuary is nestled on a peninsula overlooking a pond, offering visitors a waterfall, nature trail, and promenade. this urban escape opens after a 15-year revamp. part of a $40 million central park revitalization project. >> i think it's unusual to be able to be in midtown manhattan and have a natural area that's access usual. >> reporter: lisa kozlowski is the senior zone gardener. she has the four-acre habitat was overtaken by weeds, vines, and vegetation after it was closed to the public. the original trails practically impassable. >> reporter: this is special,
8:23 am
this is different from most of the park. >> yeah. this is where you're going to find the high evidence numbers of organisms, of plants, birds, different wildlife. >> reporter: the sanctuary was closed in 1934 by then-nyc parks commissioner robert moses who wanted to make it a bird refuge. was forgotten until the central park conservancy started renovation in 2001. >> it's very embracing, and it's just -- it feels like a magical place. >> reporter: sema ghadamian and her husband raised money to help rebuild the area. she hopes the sanctuary will be a place to find tranquility. >> it feels more enclosed and cozy than other places in the park. i hope people come and enjoy it. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: new yorkers lined up to get their first peeks inside. >> it's just such a little pocket of serenity here. >> it's a nice view.
8:24 am
you can look down on the water from up there and see sort of the corner of the park. very nice. >> reporter: what are you hoping this spot will be? >> i'm hoping folk will come here as one of the three natural areas in the park that we are restoring and find solitude, find peace, but look at the environment here, the plants, the wildlife. >> reporter: and discover a peaceful sanctuary hidden in a bustling city. >> reporter: if you happen to be in new york city now or will be here throughout the summer, you should keep in mind that this park or this section of the park is only open three hours a day a few days a week. if you want to take a tour at this very moment, i'm going to be giving you a nice walk through on facebook live. just go to, and get your own private tour. >> good for you.
8:25 am
>> you can put good morning i'm brooke thomas. police in south jersey hope you can help them fine a person of interest and, through a pop record store. here's person of interest caught on security cameras. the tunes record store on route 73 in marlton, people there say someone, has stolen, more than $8,000 in vinyl record from the store, since december of last year. evesham police are looking to question this man, so call them, if you know who it is. now for the eyewitness weather forecast, meteorologist katie fehlinger is live, hey there, katie. >> well, today will be a gem of the days since we have really been dealt our fair share of gray, glummy skies, wet weather as ovulate and chances of showers for every single will day this month.
8:26 am
storm scan three is showing quiet conditions, finally we are seeing sun out there and new there is very dense fog in some spots, further inland especially and today we will see that thin out quickly with more sunshine. so tomorrow, it is when we will see next round roll in. that is through early and late have afternoon, but heavier downpours gusty wind with that. that is not until tomorrow so for now savior what you got 76 and some sunshine. two front coming along one tomorrow and one saturday, and cool down behind them. meisha. >> sound awesome to me. good morning. the gateway to our weekend on this thursday morning. what we are looking at accidents outside 95 north past cottman block ago this left lane moving in the north bound direction, it will in the hang you up too much. and accident also here, route one northbound at oxford val that i left shoulder is compromised. no much will slow you down but it will slow you down with some gaper delay. make note i'll tweet this dad vail regatta information in a
8:27 am
little bit. brooke, over to you. our next update 8:55. ahead on cbs this morning cbs news legend morally safer is calling it a career. i'm brook thomas, have
8:28 am
8:29 am
8:30 am
welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, a look back at morely safer's extraordinary career. isn't that a nice thing for somebody to say about you? extraordinary career as a legendary newsman. he signs off. his close friend and the "60 minutes colleague" steve kroft -- hi, steve kroft -- here. we'll look at memorable moments from safer's decades of reporting. the first and only pulitzer prize-winning food critic. how jonathan gold uncovers some of the best restaurants you may never have heard of. now it's time to show the headlines from around the globe. britain's "telegraph" reports on fallout from the story we brought you on queen elizabeth making candid remarks on camera. she was talking to a police officer in charge of security
8:31 am
for the chinese president's state visit to london last year. critics blasted the bbc for broadcasting the conversation saying the queen should be able to speak privately. the bbc defended its coverage calling it a public event. there is speculation that the queen's umbrella amplified her voice. to show you the reach of this across the pond, it's the front page of "usa today" today, as well. >> i could see why the queen is irritated by that release. i get it. >> she's not the own one. in china, the government is censuring footage. an abc news television commented about the queen's comments was blacked out. officials from china and the u.k. perceived the visit as highly successful. "the guardian" reports on a climber breaking the british record for reaching the peak of mt. everest. 42-year-old kenton cool summited mt. everest.
8:32 am
it was his 12th time reaching the top. he was joined by another climber and sherpas. a mexican summited ten minutes later. they're the first to reach the peak in years after deadly accidents on mt. everest. morely safer is one of the great reporters in cbs news history. he's retiring after 46 years, 919 stories, and countless unforgettable moments. long-time friend and colleague steve kroft shows hue morely brought his -- how morely brought his artist's eye to every "60 minutes" piece. here's a preview. there's something i want to show -- >> reporter: it's worth noting how many of morely's best interviews were with women. >> this is my high school yearbook picture. god. >> reporter: he found them more open and conversational than men. meryl streep -- >> she was fascinated by the
8:33 am
classics. >> i loved carole lombard and kate hepburn and barbara dave -- bette davis and barbara stanwyck. i liked girls with moxie. >> reporter: do you feel like a ledge ♪ >> i don't think so. you feel like a bore. >> reporter: he interviewed katharine hepburn 32 years earlier. talk about moxie. >> if you hadn't of been an actress, what would you have been? >> i never thought. i would haver to ter to -- woul have tormented eight men -- tormented a man and had eight children, i think. >> she was a granite woman in her opinions, her character. >> reporter: there was anna win tour, editor of "vogue" magazine. the fashion arbiter with a reputation as fearsome as hepburn's. >> your unauthorized biography reads, "she's a perfectionist. the inside look of the bitch eat
8:34 am
bidch world of fashion." action ready -- >> perfectionist? >> let's try bitch first. >> you want me to whoop it out for you? >> whoop it out for me. >> reporter: dolly parton and morely got along famously to say the least. >> could you? >> of course. >> reporter: helen mirren is a funny, funny woman. >> reporter: a veteran of movie nude scenes, mirren suggested to morely let's get naked. >> you should try it. >> no -- >> yes, i think we should do this interview both of us in the nude. you'd love it. go on? what the hell? >> reporter: their encounter had a hollywood ending. >> we both looked over and saw this ridiculously beautiful sunset. and just instinctively held hands and walked into the sunset. >> boy. >> wow. >> remember so many of those. >> yes.
8:35 am
>> and steve kroft, good friend to morely safer, is here. let me start with this, morely's sense of curiosity, adventure, and writing made for exceptional work done by remarkable man. you know a good reporter when you see one. what was unique about morely? what is unique about morely? >> morely. what makes a morely safer story? morely safer. he was very much the person off screen that he is on screen. i think one of the things that made him -- he's self-confident. one of the most self-confident, self-assured people -- >> he must have great in mike's presence. >> he -- because he was so self-confident, he didn't try to come one any of them. no affectations. he was just himself. >> loved being a reporter. >> a wonderful person, a real gentleman. >> what i think is great is that
8:36 am
we can have accolades -- hopefully you're at home and watching what people are saying about you while you're still with us. i loved that he got tough people, jackie gleason, katharine hepburn, anna win tour, she's a tough kooky. he was considered tough, too. >> charm. >> charm always works. >> yes. i think it's the one word i would use to describe most the stories, they were all charming. he had a way with words, and a sensibility where he was -- his pieces always had a little glitter. he never stabbed anybody in the chest during an interview. he would tweak them for the most part. he handled himself incredibly well. and i think that was the key. >> does he like being on tv? >> he loved being on tv.
8:37 am
there's one quote -- >> like a machine -- >> i thought i was going to refer to pictures of him walking on the beach and typing on the boat. yes. he loved the job. he wouldn't have done it such a long time if he didn't love it. >> look at where he worked, first in vietnam, then asia, then london as bureau chief, then to "60 minutes." we all remember the vietnam war story. the story of why did they burn the village in order to see -- >> yeah. a great story. it created quite a stir at the time. there were people in the white house -- they wanted to get him fired. >> including lyndon johnson. >> yes, and especially bill moyers, the press secretary at the time. >> it was interesting what he picked as one of his most important stories. 1983, a wrongfully accused black man, lionel jeter, being freed
8:38 am
from prison. >> there was no physical evidence of jeter's guilt. no gun, no cash. no license plate taken down at the scene of a crime. is that the man who held up kentucky fried chicken? >> no. >> was that the man who held up the kentucky fried chicken? >> no, sir. >> we broadcast our story which was a clear miscarriage of justice. within days, he was out of jail. just about the most gratifying story that a reporter could do. to make that kind of difference and to save a life is pretty hot stuff. >> he had a lot of stories. how hard it was to put it together in an hour? >> well, that story fell to david westing and loren browning. they started with 200 hours of material and got it down to 35 hours. they kept taking, taking.
8:39 am
it takes an hour. people say, what's your favorite morely story. i say, it would take an hour to name all of them. they gave us an hour. >> thank you. we can't wait. >> yeah. >> "60 minutes: morely safer's life" airlines sunday at 8:00, 7:00 central on cbs. ahead, a taste for culinary surprises in one of the most diverse cities. >> reporter: i'm lee cowan eating my fourth lunch of the day with "los angeles times" food critic jonathan gold. you get to do this almost every day for your job. find out why coming up on "cbs this morning." this is a lot of food.
8:40 am
8:41 am
8:42 am
my kids say go for it, mom.ob? yikes. be that woman who does what she loves. knows what she wants. "yeah, mom's gonna go for it!" except ... i don't have a clue where to start. hey we hear you. that's why aarp created life reimagined.
8:43 am
it's designed to help you find your true passion - with personal advice from experts, coaches and people like you who are going for it. if you don't think "this is right for me" when you think aarp, then you don't know "aarp". get to know us at suppose you get the reservation, and plus suppose you come down to the restaurant and we order. what do you think you might order? >> i'd like to have the duck. >> you can't have the duck. >> you can't have the duck. >> why? >> with a financial statement like this, you think you can have the duck? >> in the classic comedy "l.a. story." steve martin pokes fun at the city's snobby restaurant reputation. in reality, los angeles is a wildly diverse treasure trove filled with unique ethnic
8:44 am
delicacies. for 30 years, "l.a. times" critic jonathan gold has drawn the definitive map to that treasure with his restaurant reviews. sunday morning correspondent lee cowan talks with the pulitzer prize winner. they toured what a new documentary calls the city of gold. >> reporter: as you can see, one eats well on pico. jonathan gold looks the way you'd expect a food creditic to look. >> isn't that beautiful? >> reporter: happily plump at home with a knife and fork. have you heifer to diet? >> i've had to be on a diet. it's not like i've done it. >> reporter: his passion for food, in this case a bloody clam is infectious. >> mm. >> reporter: if you follow him on his restaurant rounds like we did -- >> the pork potatoes, too? >> reporter: you'll find yourself eating just about anything. this is pure goodness. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: that's get to stew. >> reporter: that is good. it's interesting every day?
8:45 am
you still get surprised as long as you've been doing this. >> i still get surprised, and i will continue to get surprised. >> reporter: his reviews are like nothing you've read. he once compared the loose contents of a taco to beyonce spilling out of a jumpsuit. he grew up in south los angeles and sees the city's food as its connective tissue. the spiritual fabric on which he draws for his readers the cultural map of his hometown. >> i try to give people the tools to look at their entire city the way that i do. >> reporter: gold celebrates the food that few others do. a fact that most are apt to find at a food truck or industrial map. this was the kind of neighborhood you loved, though, right? >> yeah. doesn't everyone? >> reporter: it's regional cuisine. more gritty, more authentic. and he says, far more interesting to write about. he should know. he's the only food critic to ever win a pulitzer prize. and he's currently starring in
8:46 am
his own documentary, "city of gold." >> how you doing? >> reporter: the film documents how his arrival in some restaurants can strike fear in the hearts of chefs. >> boom, he's here. >> reporter: although he's rarely mean, if he doesn't like the food, he generally just doesn't write about it. >> that's probably the best dim sum in town. >> reporter: when he's not eating, he's criss-crossing the vast gastronomic territory in his green pickup truck. he decided to beat the traffic and joined him on an l.a. metro bus instead. >> there's a great kabob shop there. that's one of the best places in town to buy middle eastern, especially iranian. >> reporter: it was years ago on a bus like this where gold's food fascination took a turn. he was fresh out of ucla when he decided to see if he could eat at every restaurant along this
8:47 am
road, pico boulevard. everybody's got to have a hobby, right? pico is a ribbon of concrete that runs straight through a vast array of l.a.'s ethnic pockets. here he could experience the world one bus stop and one dish at a time. >> you drive down the streets, and you see neighborhoods that look monolithic. when you start observing them on the block by block or business by business level, it turns out to be much more of the intricate mosa mosaic. >> reporter: this is an example of why you didn't need to go anywhere elsing to previously a food critic because you could get so much on this strip. >> beak so l.a.'s back porch -- pico is l.a.'s back porch. >> reporter: one of those restaurant is this guatemalan seafood place. a good word from gold can put an unknown hideaway like this on the culinary map overnight. >> wonderful. for everybody. >> reporter: do you think about the power you have to make or break a restaurant? >> i try not to think before.
8:48 am
i get to make people who do their job superbly well a little more prosperous. that's a nice thing. >> reporter: jonathan gold is as much food critic as anthropologist, on a quest to search out the noodfoods that de him. >> i can't think of anything more enjoyable than checking out a new restaurant in a new part of town for the first time and seeing what's going on. >> reporter: whether you're getting paid or not. >> i probably would. don't tell me boss. cheers. >> reporter: that secret may already be out. for "cbs this morning," i'm lee cowan in jonathan gold's los angeles. >> ah. i like that. >> love to hang out with him. what a great job. make people happy all day. >> yeah. a lottery winner hits the million-dollar jackpot again. next, how the story is about devotion, not just the dollars. and look at some of the special cameras that we have in studio 57. they are called vogue 180-degree virtual reality cameras.
8:49 am
tomorrow, we are going stream a behind-the-scenes look at our 8:30 half hour in virtual reality. >> amazing. >> you'll see us in realtime g. to to watch. we'll be right back.
8:50 am
8:51 am
8:52 am
congratulations again to bruce! >> bruce, a new york construction worker is a lottery millionaire again after hitting the jackpot for the second time in four years. it was bittersweet. he used most of it to pay for his late wife's medical bills from cancer. he believes it was a gift from her this time. >> had to do the right thing with all the money the first time. now he got to enjoy it the second time. >> that's nice. he plans to share the winnings with his three children and fiancee. >> good cause. >> good for him.
8:53 am
>> that's right. >> see you tomorrow.
8:54 am
8:55 am
good morning, i'm jim donovan. the democratic national convention's host committee will unveil its plans for political fest later today. festival will be in philadelphia the at the same time as the convention, with the exhibits on politics, government and presidential campaigns of the past. and training has started for some 17,000 convention volunteers, most will train on line, the democratic convention will begin july 25th. here's katie with weather. >> i got the to tell you, things have improved in the far western suburbs where we had very, very, thick dense fog. we will show you neighborhood network shot where we could not see anything, at all, through better part of the morning. now sun has done its job, scoured out cloud conn a and now clear as a bell. we are looking at pleasant
8:56 am
wetter from here on out, regional wide but you can see activity, out there across portions of the midwest and further to the south, warm front to the out starts to lift back in. we will sit in the warm sector of this next approaching storm system overall tomorrow and that cold front triggers showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon. fresh round of showers and thunderstorm as well on saturday from another front and then it all sort of catches up to us, in the wake of those cold front, cool air that is and we will sea breeze pick up, temperatures drop but sun will return. meisha. >> well, enjoy sunshine while we have it. good morning everybody. take a look at i-95 south at cottman still pushing toward 9:00 o'clock looking darn good, starting to slow down ever so slightly. we have an accident here route one northbound at oxford valley on the left shoulder, hard to see with this bridge, but you can see it was there earlier and still out there on the left-hand corner. schuylkill eastbound, this is what you are working with there working slow but still looking better then it did i would say even, um, ten or 15
8:57 am
minutes ago. right now still starting to calm down ever so slightly interstate i-95 moving in the southbound direction starting slow down as well. vine looking busy. jim, over to you. that is "eyewitness news" for now. join us for "eyewitness news" at noon. i'm jim donovan. make it a great day.
8:58 am
8:59 am
9:00 am
>> announcer: he's lost hundreds of pounds but one problem persists. >> i'm scared. >> announcer: now in "the doctors" exclusive, the final steps of his transformation. then... why this man is putting everything on the line. plus, in today's "news in two," details of the woman who gave birth for the first time at 72? and what bartenders are now required to serve pregnant women in new york. new today. >> hello, everyone, welcome to "the doctors." we will cover the latest health news affecting you and your family today. later in the show we are even taking questions from our medical confessional, but first our good friend and


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on