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good morning. it is friday, april 27, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. the secret service scandal grows. there are new reports of misconduct going back more than a decade. we'll speak with one senator who's demanding action be taken. i'm erica hill. a surprise from a key witness in the john edwards trial. and lesley stahl of "60 minutes" with the controversy over enhanced interrogation of terrorists. does it really save american lives? i'm gayle king. wynton marsalis listens to a forgotten concert of louis armstrong. and we'll celebrate the first
anniversary of britain's royal wedding. we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. they need to complete that investigation and get to the bottom of it. if they don't, congress will. >> the secret service under fire. after more reports of misconduct. >> another black eye for the elite agency. did agents party with strippers in el salvador, too? >> they do pretty much everywhere they go. that's part of their routine. >> if it turns out this is a recurring problem, what do you think should be done? >> hire more females. >> new warnings about terrorist attacks. >> fbi and homeland security says there's increased activity on jihadists websites. >> we have no credible information that terrorists are plotting attacks in the u.s. >> delta airlines flight from detroit to chicago quarantined. >> turns out this is all over bug bites. >> panacea. people are cleaning up after
getting battered by a sudden storms. the winds were so powerful, they overturned cars. >> in colorado a bear took a long fall. falling 15 feet out of the tree. >> the colts select andrew luck. >> i was more nervous to come out here than meet mr. goodell. >> that's how we like it. >> all that. >> and the younger holding what we're told was a sausage. it's like they are asking for the world to insert a joke. >> elderly sisters about to board a bus were attacked by a purse-snatcher. >> there was no attempt to cover it up. >> unlike the australian mr. mcgoo. >> and all that matters -- >> i promise you, the president has a big stick. >> i guess we can always count on joe biden, can't we? >> on "cbs this morning." >> biden is now banned from the congressional gym locker room.
welcome to "cbs this morning." the secret service sex scandal is not going away. in fact, it is expanding. two weeks after that incident in cartagena, colombia, the government is investigating reports of unprofessional behavior by agents if nofour counts going back 12 years. >> on capitol hill there's growing demand for an outside agency to take over the investigation. bill plante at the white house, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the secret service is working to quickly wrap up that scandal is colombia, but meanwhile it's gotten reports of more misbehaving and rule-breaking by agents overseas. dispute over payment to a prostitute in cartagena has new charges of hard partying around the globe. seattle cbs affiliate kiro tv
said they visited strip clubs prior to the president's trip in el salvador. >> we're trying to track down -- >> reporter: the secret service is looking into that report and some others, including accusations that secret service personnel traveling with former president clinton partied at strip clubs on a visit to buenos a aires and they went to amos cow nightclub known for sexual atmosphere. new allegations come soon after a hearing wednesday in which senators were assured that the colombia scandal was an isolated incident. >> that's why we need a thorough investigation. not just by the white house, not just by dhs, but by congress. that's part of our oversight responsibilities. i think it's an obligation we owe the american people.
>> reporter: edwin donovan said the agency was taking a preliminary look into new reports. any information brought to our attention that can be assessed as credible, he said in a statement, will be followed up on in an appropriate manner. white house press secretary jay carney said the president won't pass judgment on whether there's a pattern of misbehavior at the secret service until all investigations have been completed. >> when we travel abroad on official trips, we're representing the people of this country. and we should do so by conducting ourselves in an appropriate manner. >> reporter: meanwhile, the continued attention to what happened in cartagena two weeks ago has upset columbians. columbia's ambassador to u.s. is calling it sensational it's and unfair and asking the white house for a new apology. the state democrat says the president and secretary of state both did apologize when they were in colombia. charlie, erica in. >> thank you.
with us iowa senator chuck grassley, ranking republican on the senate judiciary committee, leading the call for an independent investigation. senator, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> who's best to do this investigation and what do you believe they will find? >> inspector general of the homeland security would be the one to make sure that the secret service investigation is thorough. inspectors have a great deal of independence, and they are the ones that ought to be doing this unbothered by anybody else in the department or the administration. and what we want to find out now, is that this is more than what the president said a couple days ago, that it was a few knuckleheads and the secret service is a very good organization. and i believe the secret service is a very good organization, but we need to find out if this is
part of the culture of that organization. and if it is, then we have a very, very big problem from two standpoints. one is the national security of the united states protected and is the president's life properly protected? >> based on what you know, do you believe it is part of the culture of the secret service? >> until right now, the answer is, i did not think it was part of the culture. when we had secretary napolitano before us on wednesday, she said they've gone back 2 1/2 years and nothing's happened. well, then we've had these reports come out and we need an independent investigation. and what bothered me when i asked her about the independence of the inspector general, she said they had a memorandum of understanding between that and other divisions within her department and the secret service. well, that looks to me like that that's not the independence that i expect of an inspector
general. and in order to get to the bottom of this and make sure that there's credibility to the investigation, we can't have the white house saying they looked at the operation last saturday and sunday and came to the conclusion there was nobody in the white house involved. and then we have people like secretary napolitano telling us they've gone back two years and nothing's shown up. then we've had all these allegations. we've got to get to the bottom of the allegations in order to know whether our national security is being protected and the president's being properly protected. >> you're laying out exactly why you want that independent investigation. who do you think, though, is ultimate responsible here? is it secretary napolitano? is it the head of the secret service? >> well, you know, when i was first briefed by director sullivan on this and he told me -- my benchmark is the inspector general involved. and i said, when are you going to get the inspector general
involved? and he says, well, they're involved now. well, maybe they aren't involved in the independent way they should be involved. if it just the 12 knuckleheads that were involved, as the president said, then i'd say director sullivan got no problems. but if it goes much deeper, you know nothing happens -- nothing's changed in washington if heads don't roll. >> whose head should roll, senator? >> right now i'm not going to draw any conclusions on that. but we've got to make sure the military people involved, the president's advance people, the communication office of the white house and the secret service, from now on into the future, this culture can't persist. not only for the reputation of the united states, but for the protection of the president and for our national security to be properly guarded. >> senator grassley, great to have you here. thank you. >> thank you, charlie. tuesday marks one year since
osama bin laden was killed in a u.s. raid. sources tell cbs news there's been an increase in messages on jihadist extremist websites calling for terror attacks on that anniversary. >> but there's no indication that any specific attacks are being planned. john miller, former deputy director of intelligence, is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> no credible plans that we have discovered? >> no credible speck threat. but i think when you look at the combination of factors, which is, one, we know al qaeda likes symbolic dates. in the search in abbottabad, bin laden was writing attacks on thanksgiving, christmas, new year's, july 4th and the 9/11 n anniversary. so i think we have to add that anniversary to that factor. >> two things that are interesting to me. what kind of attack are they capable of carrying out?
secondly, how much do we know now about their own intent on capability? >> well, i think that their intent is high. i think their capability is low. this is talking about al qaeda central. and that's because of, you know, the debilitating factors of drone strikes, the loss of key leadership, the death of bin laden. but i think what they've done is, they've increasingly sought to leverage the intent of others. and downgraded to their capability. what they've advocated is you saw the attack in mumbai. you saw the other attacks where it was just people with either homemade bombs and guns. the guy in france a couple weeks ago. they've been on those websites urging people to carry out something within your capabilities. and that's why the government kind of couldn't not issue this alert, to tell local law enforcement to be paying very close attention. >> but also what you lay out here, too, is a bunch of sort of little random -- seemingly
random events. i would think it's hard to stay on top of all of that. is so, what are they looking for in terms of determining this threat and where and when it could be? >> well, in terms of the joint terrorism task forces, this is the combination of fbi and police and fbi field across the country. there's now 103 of those. that's a major effort. so, what they're doing is they're going back at their human sources. they are going back to their cases and looking for signs, has started to move suddenly faster? has there been a purchase of weapons? if we're supposed to meet with that source in two weeks, let's meet with them this week and say, in case, have you heard anything? they're ramping that up. the purpose of the warning, the memo from fbi is on set local law enforcement on high alert to make sure, if you see anything that could be a sign, don't think about it. report it in. there's breaking news this morning also, which is in denmark they've arrested three individuals in a terror plot involving conventional weapons,
guns, and you also see that global effort. >> linked to al qaeda? >> that is not yet been determined. you've got an individual from egypt, one from turkey, another from jordan, all in their 20s. but they weren't arrested for possession of firearms because of the firearms. they were arrested in the course of a terrorism investigation. >> we also note that the top bomb maker in yemen has resurfaced after an assumption he was dead. >> right. and that's mr. asiri, and he's one of the most creative bomb makers, one of the most dangerous people we have seen, the inventor of the underwear bomb, which not only was on flight 252 headed for detroit that could have killed hundreds of people, but a lot of people don't know, he had tried that same bomb first with his own brother as the carrier to murder the head of saudi intelligence. of course, his brother died. the head of saudi intelligence didn't. he was also behind the printer bomb. we know he's back at his workbench trying to think, what is the next thing? >> thank you. this morning lawyers for
john edwards get another chance to grill his main accuser. >> on thursday that campaign staffer admitted taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from edwards' donors. erin moriarty is at the courthouse in greensboro, north carolina, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. good morning, charlie. yesterday was not a good day for the prosecution's key witness. the defense is paying him as a vindictive liar who started making up stories when his meal ticket ran out. at first the defense's attention to detail seemed to leave some jurors bored and distracted but that didn't last for very long. what started was a whimper, ended with a roar. the defense's methodical and painstaking grilling of john edwards' aide yesterday. abby lowell honed in on the inconsistency. the judge warned lowell his
cross would be cut short if he didn't focus on the crux of the case. the near million from wealthy donors used to hide edwards' mistress and love child. you're going to get to the money, right, she asked? he did. under relentless questioning, lowell got young to admit that much of the money that came from wealthy fiphilanthropist rachel bunny miller, came after young requested it, not edwards. and the money went not to edwards' campaign but into construction of young's own house. speaking of additions like a pool and a home theater, young confessed, we loss our sense of perspective and the house got more and more extravagant. lowell drove the point home asking young, did any money go to mr. edwards or his family? young said, no. but most damaging to young's credibility is when he conceded that he got the late fred barren to reimburse him for expenses bunny melon had already played.
>> he looked terrible. he looked defeated. and i think it was because the truth was becoming apparent that this case has a lot to do with the money that went into pocket and benefitted him and not necessarily the campaign. >> reporter: the cross will probably continue this morning. the defense in its opening statement, the defense attorney said that they would be looking, following the money and certainly that's what they're going to continue doing today. there is still hundreds of thousands of dollars not accounted for. so, i think we're going to hear about that also this morning. >> erin, despite mr. young's apparent difficulties in questioning of his own conduct, how is he as a witness? how is he withstanding the obvious attacks on his credibility? >> reporter: well, he was so comfortable during direct. that's usually the case. he almost every answer has been, i don't recall, which then has loued the defense attorney abby lowell to pull out a statement
he made or a document and contradict him. so, he has not been doing that well on the stands. of course, the prosecution will have a chance to redirect and kind of rehabilitate him. i was thinking about it, and i really think -- i mean, the prosecution's got to know they had problems with andrew young. i think they put him on first so they could lay on you the case. then what they'll do is bring in other witnesses to bolster his testimony. >> erin, thank you. a website created on behalf of george zimmerman has raced more than $200,000. zimmerman is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of florida teen trayvon martin. zimmerman's lawyer says he learned about the money this week and will inform the judge today. that website is now off-line. zimmerman free on $10,000. time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. britain's guardian reports the united states is taking about 9,000 marines off the japanese
island okinawa. that had been the source of tension between the united states and japan. "the new york times" has a story on how birds get where they need to go. researchers at baylor university say a pigeon's brain cells record information from the earth's magnetic field and use it as a biological compss. flight prices are up 3% last year and 1% compared to 2010. international trips will cost 20% more than two years ago. >> ouch. "the wall street journal" has surprising news for home buyers. bidding wars are back, from california to florida, more people are being outbid on their dream homes. the experts say there just aren't enough home on the market right now. >> first lady michelle obama is telling a family secret. according to "the chicago tribune," she said yesterday she's a cubs fan. the obamas have a baseball mixed
marriage. the president, we know, is a white sox fan. >> these people south of nashville had little warning before a veer thunderstorm and a possible tornado blew through last night. the scoreboard at a little league park blew over, while power lines and trees. a mother and her small child suffered minor injuries when
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>> lesley stahl is here to show us what else jose rodriguez is saying. and wynton marsalis listens to his musical hero, louis armstrong in one of his final recordings, lost for 40 years. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by preen. preen stops weeds before they start. visit preen.com. [ dad ] what's that?
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vice president biden gave a speech on foreign policy at nyu this morning. he's the best. >> now is the time to heed the timeless advice from teddy roosevelt. speak softly and carry a big stick, end of quote. i promise you the president has a big stick. >> trust me, i found out the hard way. >> he said, trust me, i found out the hard way. >> he did, charlie, yes,he did. moving along. a report this morning says senate democrats have investigated extreme cia interrogation techniques such as
waterboarding and found little evidence they helped stop terrorist. >> jose rodriguez was one of the creators of the cia's enhanced interrogation programs is defending it in his first ever interview with lesley stahl for sunday's "60 minutes". >> reporter: central to the interrogation was sleep deprivation. abu zubada was kept awake for three straight days. >> sleep deprivation works. i'm sure with all the traveling you do, you've suffered from jet lag. when you don't get a good night's sleep for two or three days, it's very hard. >> reporter: now, you don't really mean to suggest it's like jet lag. i mean, you make it sound like it's benign when you say stuff like that. >> well -- >> reporter: going to the gym and jet -- >> well, the feelings you get when you don't -- >> reporter: i mean, these were enhanced interrogation techniques. other people call it torture. this wasn't benign in any sense
of the word. >> i'm not trying to say they were benign. the problem here is people don't understand this was not about hurting anybody. this program was about instilling a sense of hopelessness and despair on the terrorist, on the detainee, so that he would conclude on his own that he was better off cooperating with us. >> lesley stahl is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> your impression of this guy with these remarkable candor. >> oh, my goodness. jack nicholson in "a few good men." he was keeping america safe, don't you get it? he doesn't give an inch, not an inch. he is 100% sure that what he did in these harsh interrogations was absolutely right, he doesn't
have a shred of doubt that what he did saved lives. no matter what question i asked he came back in a self-assured way. >> because he believes those techniques, as people tell them, where other terrorists were located and they could go get them? >> that's what he says. of course, there's a dispute over that, but that's his position. his book and his interview with us is a 100% defense of these techniques and an argument they work. >> is there a battle within government, fbi, cia, about what techniques work? >> absolutely. the fbi that had the first interrogation with the first terrorist detainee they captured, al qaeda person, his name was abu zubada. they claim everything he gave he gave before the harsh techniques started, when he was first captured. the fbi got first crack at him. they say all the good stuff they got. this man, jose rodriguez was the
one who said, we need harsh techniques and went out and developed the program for all these things. it wasn't just waterboarding, it was sleep deprivation, food manipulation, all of it, slapping. he went out and built that program. he says that they -- that that program resulted in all kinds of discoveries and stoppings of plots and things like that. and it's a dispute that we journalists can't resolve because these interrogations are still classified. so, we can't go and see yet what the truth is. >> what came out of either technique. i would imagine at this point, given everything you've said about him and his feelings, he's probably not very happy with the way things are handled with the current administration. >> oh, no. he shows his, i would say, contempt for president obama, who stopped the interrogation program and said it was torture. which he denies.
he says we went right up to the border, right up to the border, but everything was legal. he and the cia have gotten a legal opinion that what they were doing was legal, the waterboarding, sleep deprivation, slapping, all of that, they had a legal opinion. they had to pull those up and down the line -- >> and he pushed for that, too, because he wanted to make sure it was in writing, and everything signed off on it and he had covered his bases. >> the cia was not going to hold the bag. to your point about the president, he says very dramatically that when president obama stopped the interrogation program, they moved over to the drones. so, now we kill people and we never capture anybody anymore. take no prisoner. and he says, rather i thought dramatically, why is it more ethical to kill somebody than to do what we did? >> why did he leave the cia? >> he left the cia somebody he
had ordered the videotaping of the initial harsh interrogation. and actually, they initially started the videotaping of these interrogations to prove they weren't abusing these prisoners. but they then had a record of these interrogations. and he ordered them destroyed. and then there was an investigation of that. he was completely cleared in the investigation. >> now he has a book. >> and now he has a book. >> and more on "60 minutes," full report sunday night. >> thanks. a musical treasure is now coming out after 40 years. louis armstrong's last known trumpet performance. we'll listen to it along with jazz great wynton marsalis. stay with us. you're watching "cbs this morning." [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day
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♪ i see trees of green red roses too ♪ >> never gets old. in 1971 jazz legend louis armstrong gave his last known trumpet performance at the national press club in washington. he was in failing health and doctors warned him against it. but he went on stage and cbs news was there to record it. >> now that lost recording is being released. cultural correspondent wynton marsalis, a disciple of louis armstrong, looks at this musical treasure. ♪ >> i didn't know this recording existed. i've listened to a lot of louis armstrong. this is a great find. for the joy of his presence at that age and at that stage of life. >> good evening everybody! ♪
>> we have to imagine we're in a room and all of a sudden one person comes in without a light show, or without any special effects. they come in, just their sound alone changes the entire feeling in the room. ♪ when it's sleepy time steam boats up the river coming and going ♪ >> i was shocked by the energy and vigor of his playing. the material, i'd heard those songs many times, but that he could play with that intensity and energy with that amount of time off, it was shocking. ♪ oh the shop head ♪ and he shows them >> he was having a great time. and it's enlightening to hear him at this stage of his life. everybody kind of knows he's not going to make it for much longer, but he brings that same joy and energy and zest for
living that is the hallmark of louis armstrong, the person. ♪ >> my favorite track on this recording is version of "the boy from new orleans", taking you through the whole history, being born in dire poverty, developing his trumpet playing and wanting the neighborhood to be proud of him. ♪ now i grew up i joined the band ♪ ♪ enjoying those beautiful sounds all over the land ♪ >> and this is something that he was also -- humility and the desire to please people with great quality music. ♪ >> and i think that was his gift.
he was able to turn the light of the human soul on. and every time he breathed a note, either playing or singing, he could uplift our spirits and the heavens would open up and we would begin to see the world in a different way. ♪ >> louis armstrong is one of the greatest human being to ever set foot on this planet. he gives us a healing that stick sticks with us. thank you, pop. ♪ >> two things i love about that, number one, the music. and secondly, wynton's love for the man. >> we're so lucky to have him part of the cbs family, but i agree, the way he lays it out with you. first the music and then his words with the music, it's something very special and not a lot of people can touch you in their way with that music. >> and we're lucky people like that walk among us, louis
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gayle king has a look at what's coming up in the next hour. a man is charged with murder but claims the victim begged to be killed. could he convince the jury to buy that crazy story? it's a "48 hours" mystery. harvey firesteen will be live in studio 57. since william and catherine are about to celebrate their one-year anniversary in we'll take a look back. and if you could, would you want to remember every detail of your life? marilu henner can. she'll tell us why she's had almost a perfect memory since 12. only 12 people in the world can do that. you're watching "cbs this morning." you can get us on facebook and twitter, too.
toss the ball. >> we showed this to you yesterday. a little boy at the yankees slaib rangers game crying after the couple took the ball. that couple has been taking a lot of flack and now they're trying to explain, saying they're so much in love, they never noticed the little guy. in the meantime, the parents say they're so sorry the other couple is getting such a negative reaction. pbelieve those people did that n purpose. >> they say they were totally unaware. >> yes. >> and i was upset about it. i admit it. i said, if they knew the kid was there, i thought it was terrible. they're saying they didn't know. they didn't see it. they were totally unaware, caught up in the moment. they say, look, we never want to make a kid cry. we have seven kids between us.
they're getting married this weekend. >> you get that, right? you're so in love and all you see is me when we're sitting -- >> you know, i findist heart -- >> the only thing i care about in this little story is the little boy got a baseball and he's happy. >> they gave him one from the rangers' dugout. >> all is okay. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rose with erica hill. 20 years ago this weekend parts of los angeles erupted in violence and blood shed. it was one of the worst race-related riots in u.s. history, sparked by the not guilty verdict in the rodney king beating trial. >> john blackstone covered the chaos back then. he says at one point the riots literally pitted brother against brother. >> reporter: for six long days and nights, starting on april 29, 1992, los angeles was a war zone.
>> he's been shot! he's been shot! >> they're angry. they have every right to be. >> reporter: 55 people died. 2300 were injured. property damage estimated at $1 billion. in the midst of the chaos, first ame, an african-american church, provided a sanctuary. >> thank you, lord! >> there was a sense of despair, of hopelessness, anger and a perception that african-american life was not valued in this community. >> reporter: that despair and anger had roots in a grainy video shot almost a year earlier. white police officers brutally beating a black motorist, rodney king. two weeks after the king beating, a surveillance video showed a korean shop owner shooting and killing a 15-year-old black girl. the shop owner was set free without jail time.
>> not guilty of the trim of assault -- >> reporter: when the white policemen charged in the king beating were acquitted, south central los angeles exploded. one intersection, corner of florence and normandy, became infamous as the flash point where it all began. a picture taken by a "new york times" photographer shows two men with video cameras recording as the violence unfolded. the men with the cameras were tim goldman and his half brother terry ellis. >> we had just started fooling around with camcorders around that time. we was just going to head out to the beach, you know, seeing some girls, you know. >> reporter: instead, they became accidental witnesses to history. their cameras were rolling as a local preacher prayed over one man is he rearly beaten by the rioters. they captured the first brick being thrown into the truck
driver windshield reginald denny. and then he was pulled from the cab and beaten. >> look at that, terrible. >> reporter: he suffered 90 skull fractures. >> all of a sudden it was transformed into a war zone. that's ait looked like to me. everything that happened in the riots in los angeles basically happened at that intersection. you have the looting, you have the arson, the beatings, you had shootings. >> reporter: tim and terry were as close as two brothers could be growing up. but then tim went into the air force and terry went into prison, serving 2 1/2 years for drug offenses. the day of the riots, they headed down different paths again. as tim was shooting, he caught his brother on tape, running into a liquor store, to join in the looting himself. >> when they called it looting, i never knew what it was but i'm like, i might as well get me some beer. >> i didn't scold him for it, but, you know, that's something i wouldn't have done. >> reporter: the tension got even worse after authorities confiscated the videos and tim,
under subpoena, testified against his neighbors. >> i worried about the safety of my family. you know, there were threats and, you know, i know that what i did was, you know, surrendering the tapes or even taing the tapes was the cause of the threats. >> reporter: 19 years ago terry was interviewed by abc news, angry that his brother's action put his own life in danger. >> people sitting out front of te house with guns, waiting for me and my brother, you know, i didn't like that. >> reporter: tim fled l.a. for florida, where he's lived ever since. the two had never returned together to the corner of florence and normandy until we asked them to meet there this week. >> this is the first time we've been in this intersection together. >> reporter: tim is happy he can return to a neighborhood and a brother changed enough to welcome him back. >> you know, i felt really good today coming back. and even though -- going on the street i grew up on and all the
friends i've known 40 years, you know, are coming out, greeting me. >> reporter: terry says he barely recognizes the man he was 20 years ago. he credits his transformation to coming back to the church, first ame, we are now serves as an usher. today he's able to see a brighter future for himself and his family. one of his daughters, the little girl in purple, sings in the youth choir. another just won a full scholar to usc and hopes to be a judge. >> reporter: man, it's beautiful. it's beautiful. my heart is just overwhelmed. >> he has a big heart. he's kind. he's gentle. and he'll help you out. those are the qualities. >> i think terry is a good example of how you can be one place with one set of priorities in your life and how you can grow and advance, mature and develop. >> reporter: 20 years later, the images these brothers captured still define one of l.a.'s most
painful days. but for them and many others in this community, their own divisions no longer define their lives. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone in los angeles. >> remarkable story that has a good ending. >> and it's hard to believe it's been 20 years. it's good to see how it's transformed the lives of the brothers. but when you look at the video, it's so hard to see that. rodney king's life still seems to be in disarray. maybe he turned it around but for a long time he had a lot of problems. >> still
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wrong. but when police arrested a drug dealer named kenneth minor he told a story that stunned detectives. minor has given his first ever interview to "48 hours" correspondent richard schlesinger. >> i seen them circle the block a couple times. when he came back, i approached him. what do you want? he said, he was looking for a gun. i need somebody to shoot me. >> reporter: he said that? >> yeah. i said, you're out of your mind, but i might be able to get the gun for you. how much money you got? >> reporter: kenneth minor never got the gun but he did meet jeffrey locker again a little while later in locker's car. >> that's when he said it again, i want you to kill me. i said, why don't you go ahead and jump in the river, it's right there? >> reporter: what did he say? >> i need it to look like a robbery. >> reporter: minor says jeffrey locker wanted his family to collect millions of dollars from his life insurance policies. but if he committed suicide, there would be no payout.
so, it had to look like he was murdered. >> he started explaining that he was losing everything. he was worried about not being able to support his family the way they were accustomed to. it's like, if you don't do it, somebody else will. >> reporter: this is getting done. that's what he inside. >> this is getting done. >> reporter: according to minor, he said, if he helped him, he would help him clean out his bank account and p.i.n. numbers. hours later, locker was found stabbed to death and before long, kenneth minor was charged with his murder. >> this wasn't murder for hire. it was one person helping another. >> richard schlesinger is with us now. it's such a wild story. that's saying something. you guys cover pretty incredible stories on "48 hours". >> one of my colleagues said how many murder defendants have you talked to? i couldn't remember. dozens. most of the time, they will say, i didn't do it.
kenneth minor always said that he was involved in this death. but it was this claim of assisted suicide. he said it wasn't murder, it was assisted you side. that's what the jury had to decide. you can imagine being on a criminal jury listening to this case. and everything kenneth minor said about jeffrey locker checked out. he was in debt to the extent that minor told the cops -- >> richard, i have such a hard time. i wish i had been on the jury. i would keep an open mind. i can't wait to see your piece. >> this was a tough case. >> i find it so hard to believe. why would you want to be -- most people, your biggest fear is dying a horrible death so why would you want that on yourself? >> perfectly legitimate question. absolutely legitimate questions. >> did you believe kenneth minor? >> i'll tell you something, i sat across from kenneth minor in that prison, and i thought, this is the most eloquent guy.
he's almost poetic. i've never met a suspect like him. and i don't think you've ever seen a suspect like him before. you've got to listen to him talk. you've got to look into his eyes. you can do that. and the jury had a very tough time with this case. i'm going to be a little coy and not tell you how it turned out -- >> you only come here to tease us. >> i do, i do. >> true. >> this is the beauty of what i find fascinating about requests 48 hours" i go in with an opinion, i don't know about you kenneth minor, and then you listen to the whole story the way it's laid out and then you go, okay, maybe. >> so what if i tell you that everything that he said about kenneth checked out. how did he know about the details of his life? of jeffrey locker's life? how de know that? >> because he tortured the information? >> no evidence of that. >> he was convinced to participate -- >> these are all great questions. same questions i asked.
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you and i have known each other -- >> 25 years. i can rattle off every single time i met you. i remember when we went to oriole, june 21st, a tuesday. >> what did we eat? >> i had solomon -- >> reporter: she even remembers the day she wore shoes in her large and well-organized closet. >> like she's shoes. i wore them -- the first time i
wore them october 18, 2007. these i wore on april 21st of this year, so that was a tuesday. oh, these shoes i got a long time ago. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." nearly two years ago on "60 minutes" marilu henner described her extraordinary gift, highly superior auto buy graphical memory. it's the ability to remember pevery event in a person's life. only 12 people in the world known to have it. >> she's written a new book called "total memory makeover: uncover your past, take charge of your future" and she joins us in studio 57. hello. >> hi. >> it wasn't almost two years ago. it was december 19, 2000. >> what day of the week was that. >> it was quz 60 minutes" so sunday. >> this is the thing, i thought i had a good memory until i started reading your book, memory kid, because that's what they called you as a kid. when did you know you were different when it came to your
memory? >> i knew i was different from my brothers and sisters and i was the family historian. it was really not until the whole thing came out with gale price and lesley stahl called me and asked me to be tested because she had turned down the story and said, you know, because she knew somebody already had this memory. you know, it's only in the last few years that anyone has ever coined the phrase, highly superior auto buy graphical memory. >> there's about 12 people in the world who can do it. for most of us, most of us joke, but we can remember in a year eight to 11 events. you can guys can remember over 200. it a system? >> no, not at all. how do you have a system as a 5-year-old, 3-year-old? it leads to something. it's like i really do see it. i see the entire year lays itself out so i scroll through dates and stuff. first of all, i have to apologize with my voice.
they priced me with tony danza on "the anderson cooper show" and i totally blew my voice out. >> tony isn't here today. >> we're not that sexy. you mentioned laying it out. so, when you lay it out in your head, what do you see? do you almost see frame like frame like you see in a video? >> the closest thing i can describe to it is scene selection on a dvd. when i saw that are for the first time i thought, oh, my gosh, that's how my memory works. a year will lay itself out and all these little videos. january's here, june would be here, december would be here. i can scroll down, too. all the little videos of the year manifest themselves. >> what's the oldest video you have in there? >> way before -- i mean, you know, my god mother was a nun, and so she'd talk about my baptism all the time. even as a tiny child, i could recall that event. i know people don't believe me, but it's really true.
>> march 30, 1981. >> oh, yeah -- >> can you do that? >> my book is about helping other people. it's not about showing off my memory, although i tell stories. it's really about teaching people how to access their auto bigraphical memories because your story is in you whether you acknowledge it or not and makes you do thing without rling it. >> i think it's yess ive, do you -- >> no, march 30, 19 was a monday. that's the date piers morgan asked me last night. it's when reagan was shot and they postponed the academy awards. i was at a friend's house and so, you know, i just -- the whole day -- i remember exactly what i was wearing. i was wearing like beige pants and -- >> you can remember that. why can't i remember record lyrics from 30 years ago but i can't remember lunch yesterday. >> because you're probably sound dominant, another aspect of the book. you find out what sense you are most dominant in and you start to play to your strength. there's a whole quiz about, you
know, which senses really -- >> it was taste. >> wow. maybe you're a hidden taster. >> i was taste. >> maybe you have a strong thing of taste. >> meals and taste and sound was number two. i took the quiz. >> yeah. you find out what sense is dominant. you start to think of your life is in apr, which we talked about earlier. anticipation, participation and recollection. also things about memories coming in horizontally, vertically, mushrooming or sporadically. >> you never realize this would go into a memory or how you find a memory. >> nobody has written a book about this that sees it from this point of view. >> obviously this can come in hand when you're having a discussion or disagreement with a loved one. >> yes. >> is there every a downside to remembering everything? if you want to put a memory out of your head, can you? >> if you're making an emotional on boogie man or understanding
all of the nuances and, you know, i always say shades of grey but that's a popular novel so i don't -- >> means something else these days. >> yeah. so, it's the thing -- you know, the entire panorama of all parts of it. you might have this emotional boogie man about a bad breakup xu feel like, oh, that person was so mean up. might look back on the memory and say, maybe i had a little bit to do with it, maybe it wasn't quite as black and white -- >> i think it's a gift. >> it's totally a gift. i lost my parents a long time. it's an insurance against loss. it's the strongest defense against meaninglessness that we have. and everything is he can connected to memory. everything is something in our lives. >> great way to look at it. >> thank you. the name of her book is -- really, she does have tips on how we can be better. i don't know. "total memory makeover" is available now. you can watch quut
one year ago this sunday, hundreds of millions of us watched a couple of crazy kids, prince william and kate middleton walk down the aisle. i got up early to watch. >> i was in london. >> that's right. >> i loved it. >> the duke and duchess of cambridge, had a pretty busy first year as husband and wife. charlie d'agata is at buckingham palace with a look back. it's a little quieter there this morning than a year ago. >> reporter: good morning. it's a lot quieter than a year ago. it's hard to believe it's been a year ago. the sun is shining in london and it's been a golden year for the royal couple.
as every newlywed couple knows the wedding day is the fun part, the one day to be the stars of your own meticulously crafted production. but after choosing that perfect gown, and almost being upstaged by her little sister, after taking the vows and kissing on the balcony, getting married becomes the business of being married. would you marry into the royal family, that means business. the duke and duchess of cambridge were thrust into the spotlight as new fresh faces of british royalty. >> brings glamour to the royal family which has reinvigorated the brand. >> an injection of cool. >> yeah, an injection of vitality and glamour that was missing from the royal family for a while. and that's definitely had a huge effect. >> reporter: two months and one day after the wedding, their first bounce was straight into
the celebrity stat es sphere and then l.a. where hollywood a-listers began looking that little less famous. returning home, william resumed full-time military service as a search and rescue helicopter co-pilot, taking part last winter in a dangerous mission to rescue sailors after their ship went down in the irish sea. catherine flew solo from the glitz and glamour to the charitable work she's devoted so much time to. >> her royal heiness, duchess of cambridge. >> reporter: it was only time before she made her debut as a public speaker in a hand-me-down stress from her mother, no less. >> you all made me feel so welcome. >> reporter: there, of course, have been inevitable comparisons to princess diana in her first year as a royal was just 21, pregnant and had made far more public appearances. catherine, who turned 30 this year more self-assured, more
worldly, but most importantly, she has the backing of a royal family that has learned from a pr disasters of the past. >> we've seen a number of mistakes, you know, clearly from diana onward, you know, they have to change. reluctantly at times. but here they see the two brand ambassadors for the royal family and also britain, they're young, fresh, they're hollywood. >> it's all about the brand. >> it's now about the brand. it's about protecting that brand. >> reporter: which doesn't mean they'll stop doing the fun stuff, like attending film premieres. william and catherine haven't been seen that much together in public since the beginning of the year. this stroll down the red carpet is their last glamorous public appearance until they celebrate their anniversary in private. one thing they might struggle to keep quiet, however, is the question of a royal heir. yesterday they were filmed at a military fund-raising event cuddling the child of a soldier
who attended. cue the royal baby rumor mill. >> when you have a royal wedding, a few days later the questions start, when are we going to hear the patter of a young tiny feet and young couple wants to get on on with their lives. >> reporter: how did a stuffy, uptight, some might say dysfunctional institution like the royal family get its groove back? simple. the people that make the message, it's just a good old love story. the base of this is a happy couple you know, happy, confident couple who have found love. and i think that's partly the genuine grand truth of this story. you cannot in this day and age of 4/7 media and internet and social media have a life. >> reporter: we're not ones to jump on the baby band wagon but here we go anyway. here's my favorite headline. heir's looking at you, kid.
>> so clever. we're jumping. thank you. does it seem like a year to you, erica, since you were there? >> no. london really was electric. so many people were excited and everybody was happy to have the city full of people, the weather was amazing, especially for london and also this strange juxtaposition because i was woken up by a phone call at 9:30 and someone said you need to turn on the tv because tomorrow you'll be downtown. it was just a wild weekend. >> the osama bin laden story. i remember the shades of pumpkin and green and yellow. that's what i remember. what was everybody wearing. do you remember what you were wearing? >> i was wearing a blue dress, blue jacket. >> marilu would be proud. harvey firestein's voice is unforgettable. he'll tell us about his new broadway music appear. harvey's coming up next. you're watching "cbs this morning."
♪ look at me i'm the king of new york ♪ here's all you need to know about the range of harvey firesteen's talents. he's won four tony awards in four different categories. that's pretty rare. >> his latest project is hit broadway adaptation of "newsies" and glad to have him in studio 57. >> i'm happy to be here. >> has the voice -- >> you're talking about the village voice. i started -- when i was a kid, i had -- i was a boy soprano in a men's choir so it has changed. >> they described it as brilo and bourbon gravel. >> people have enjoyed talking about it and i've cashed in it. >> how would you describe it?
>> my favorite is a tenth grader learning to use the ratchet in a workshop class. i don't know. >> it's the one you've had so you have gone to school with it. >> exactly. >> it's been an advantage. >> as an actor, you need to have something about you. if that's what i have, i mean -- >> at least you have talent, is what you have. >> i wasn't pretty. i wasn't going to get away with pretty. i might will be unique. >> you were unique in many ways. back in the day you were one of the few people that came out, openly gay and embraced that. >> yeah, i never came out. i don't know what i was in so i was never out. >> here we are in 2012 and it's still very difficult -- >> i believe in a small fictional town in connecticut. when i first moved up there about 30 years ago and i went to register as a democrat, i mean, they practically closed down hall to me. i now see gay couples going into
that very same town hall and getting married. it's a wonderful world. i mean, you know, you can't go backwards. you're always moving forward. the wonderful part about life. and that's terrific. >> we have to ask you quickly before we run out of time -- >> nobody asked about "newsies". >> i went to see it last week. the dance numbers are phenomenal. >> the production is fantastic. why did you want to adapt "newsies," the news strike in 1990. >> the newspaper is very important and news is very important. what i saw was an opportunity to tell the next generation that this is their world. you may feel powerless as a child. but the world will one day be yours. and you're responsible for it. so, seize the day and take charge. >> grab it. michael's column, tony nominations are coming out tuesday. they say it's a sure hit -- sure
oscar nominee -- tony nominee. >> we'll takes on cars, too. >> i'll take that. >> harvey, thank you for joining us. >> come and see "newsies." you're the only one in this room that hasn't seen it. >> i owe you. we look back at the past week and show you the names and people that brought you this broadcast. >> thank you, pennsylvania, delaware, rhode island, connecticut and new york. thank you! >> the delaware election campaign, let the games begin. >> this week has been romney's best week. >> you can't make argument -- >> who are you going to make that argument with? america. you're watching "dancing with the stars," are you going to cut up and make that announcement? >> well, "dancing with the stars" against you. >> tell me about it. >> now is not the time to make school more expensive for our youngsters. >> these naturalists out there. >> secret service agents partied hard in san salvador in march of
2011. >> we are going to get to the bottom of this. >> those agents can't be out at the local house of ill repute several nights before. >> the security could have been compromised. >> the good news is, there are some open positions in the secret service and seems like a very fun place to work. >> the u.s. supreme court appears to be poised to uphold parts of arizona's controversial illegal immigration laws. >> during frustration, not the fact our border was not secured, drugs that came up into phoenix. >> john edwards is accused of taking $1 million in illegal contribution. >> at one point andrew young was asked if he had fallen in love with edwards. >> he says the gifts were entirely properer. jennifer hudson forced to face the man accused of killing her family. >> investigating the disappearance in tucson, miller. >> othneil miller was a friend of etan. >> that's when it sank in, i
have another chance. >> i never saw a kidney removed. >> your single greatest gift. knowing that there is a power greater than yourself. >> every one of those teachers pis doing the hard work of tryig to educate kids. >> we're going to change society. >> the best job i ever did as a mother is when i got out of this irway. >> you're a better actor now than i was at your age. >> hi, charlie. >> i'm here. >> you offered to dial it up. i want you to be more passion e passionate -- >> all that -- >> all that -- >> i knew that was going to happen. >> all that -- >> and all that matters. >> when i was like fist pumping during "badlands" i'm glad no one took pictures of that. >> andrew luck. >> i promise you, the president has a big stick. >> thank you very much. >> would he talking about sensitive things here this morning. >> he was more powerful as a journalist than anyone, the closest thing is probably you, charlie. for all of us at cbs news all