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it is tuesday, may 29, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. breaking news from italy where another large quake has shaken that country. at least ten people are dead and dozens more injured. plus mitt romney wraps up the gop nomination today. we'll ask peggy noonan about that and the latest controversy surrounding donald trump and president obama. i'm ericka hill. an airliner makes an emergency landing and jurors at a trial are noted for wearing red. would they be headed for a miss
montreal. i'm gayle king. a new biography. walter cronkite takes an unprecedented look at his life and career. author douglas brinkley will stop by studio 57. >> first as we do every morning we look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. and apparently they have found part of an engine. an air canada flight was heading from toronto to japan when one of the engines just shut down. police in toronto say that falling chunks of metal from the plane may have damaged at least four cars. nothing i expected to happen today, having airplane debris fall through my windshield. this could be mitt romney's big day at the texas primary. >> mitt romney gets set to clinch the gop nomination. >> some are thinking, really? i mean trump keeps bringing up this birther issue. >> i don't agree with all the
people that support me and i guess they don't agree with everything i believe in. a 5.4 earthquake in northern italy. >> there are ten victims and a number of people still missing. violence erupted since the ousting of hosni mubarak. a young girl is recovering this morning after a frightening fall at a carnival. not even a racing car could stop and get up to speed to go through someone's living room. all that -- >> an absolute fantastic -- one of the best. >> a bear made himself right at home in a pool. a pocketful of money, a pocketful of drugs and i couldn't get any sex. >> and all that matters. >> he made a video and surprisingly came out of the dugout. >> on "cbs this morning." >> families everyplace in
america have a relative. >> to all the hecklers out there, don't mess with john mccain. >> jerk. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." northern italy was rocked by a deadly earthquake this morning, the second to hit the region in just over a week. >> this latest aftershock has caused at least ten deaths and damage around the city of bologna. mark phillips has the latest from the city in italy it's the second in just over a week and it provides a lesson in how much damage can be caused in so short a time and how many lives taken. just watch what happens when in these tents people were being housed after last week's quake. that's it. one loud bang is how residents described it. the quake did more damage to buildings that had been
previously damaged last week. this is an area about 25 miles north of bologna where earthquakes are not uncommon and where a lot of old buildings are not built to withstand them. what wasn't destroyed when the earth moved last week this morning's quake seems to have taken care of. the death toll numbers may possibly increase as the rescue teams search through the rubble. it's a sad fact that many of the most beautiful buildings in northern italy are also the most vulnerable to earthquakes and, of course, sadder still that they take their toll on human lives. >> mark fill lichphilipfilphill voters are expected to give mitt romney enough delegates to become the republican nominee. >> they're signing off a controversy over one of its supporters. bill plante sat the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. mitt romney is all but certain to reach 1,144 delegates and clinch the republican
nomination, but romney won't be there. he'll be in las vegas with one of his more controversial supporters. >> hi, there. how are you. >> reporter: the outcome in texas isn't in doubt, so romney will be on the money trail, fund-raising in las vegas with donald trump who just a week ago repeated his challenge to president obama's citizenship. last night when asked if he thought twice about campaigning with trump, here's how he responded. >> they don't all agree with everything i say, and i probably don't agree with everything they believe in. >> reporter: the obama campaign immediately hit back with this campaign ad. >> i read about him. he's an arab. >> no, ma'am, no, ma'am. >> reporter: he was debunking the myth about president obama and urged donald trump to do the
same it. was a different message earlier as both candidates reached out to veterans on memorial day. although neither romney nor president obama served in the military, they're working hard to get the military's vote. romney didn't mention obama by name but he seemed to take a swipe at him for down-sizing the military. >> there would be no one to stand and protect us. >> reporter: at arlington national cemetery, president obama made the opposite case, that the country is moving in the right direction. >> we're winding down the war in afghanistan, and our troops will continue to come home. after a decade under the dark cloud of war, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon. >> reporter: now, this is the first election in years in which neither candidate has served in the military. there's a new gallup poll which shows romney in the lead with
veterans. it's pointed out that vets vote much the same way as the population does, and unemployment among the vets is several points higher than for everyone else. erica, charlie? >> thank you. with us, "wall street journal's" columnist peggy noonan. former speech writer for president reagan. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> this business about donald trump, it was asked why is he doing it. >> colorful words, professional ignore ray muss or something like that. my view is the romney campaign made a mistake, here is the mistake. there was a certain freak show atmosphere to the republican primaries in the past six months or so. now that's kind of over. the show is over. mr. romney wins the nomination tonight. texans will put him over the top. this is a good time for him to
differentiate himself from the strange ethnics of the republican race. one way you don't do it, i think, is do a fund-raiser with donald trump as part of the freak show aspects. so it's a little surprising he did this. i suspect mitt romney was thinking in the old lbj way. lbj once said, cleaning up his language, it's much better to have people on the inside of the tent aiming out than the outside of the tent aiming in. >> he was speaking of j. edgar hoove when he said that. >> boy, was he ever. >> ronald reagan said, it's not about what they believe in, it's about what i believe in. >> yeah. reagan got into an interesting point in 1980 when the john burch society, a rather fringe group came out in robust for him. they said, these crazy people are supporting you. he said, you know, they may be supporting me, but that doesn't mean i'm supporting them.
that was the end of it. >> this from "the washington post," looking at getting nomination after texas, the republican party will have selected an unlikely zarnd for 2012. a man of moderate temperament and a party fueled by hot temperament, a flip-flopper in a party that demands ideological purity. >> isn't that interesting? that's very well put. >> so how did this happen and what does he do now? >> there's a funny thing about mitt romney. his positions as he has espoused them in '08 and in '12 were very conservative, very in line with party orthodoxy of the right of the party and yet in a funny way, he reads and comes across as a classic republican moderate. that's an interesting difference between the things people stand on and the way they represent -- the way they present themselves.
>> that's the reason he was not trusted during the primaries. >> well, you know what? at the end of the day, he was the guy who was always starting out with about 30% and always building from that. i interviewed him the other day, and he said, you know, i think i've proved myself. i said, why do you think you're doing well right now. he said i think i improved myself. we were ten points behind but we toughed it out, we had tough campaigns and i kept emerging as the victor. that's, indeed, what happened. also the republican party guys, there's such a strong right that has such strong views, and yet if you look at the history of their nominees in the past few decades, they've tended to choose the guy they thought was more moderate. >> which in many ways is the guy they thought would win. i want to touch on the veterans showing greater support for mitt romney.
how important will the veterans be in this race? >> i forget the portion of the electi electorates they are. it's about 18%. that's significant. what's also significant is his support is lopsided. he doesn't carry them by 5 points or 10 points. he's up there around 20 points. do i think it's significant? yes. do i consider it shocking? no. veterans tend in their impulses and their very way of looking at life to be somewhat conservative, and i don't think they've ever fully understood president obama. so i'm not shocked. >> peggy, thank you. >> thank you. >> good to see you. >> thanks. egypt's historic presidential election turned violent on monday. protesters set fire to campaign headquarters. he's expected to face a brotherhood candidate in a runoff election next month. meanwhile a u.n. special envoy kofi annan is in a meeting
with president assad. his troops are blamed for a massacre on friday that killed more than 100 people, mostly women and children. a u.n. official said today that most of the victims were executed at point blank range, including entire families. >> officials in canada want to know why an engine apparently fell apart on an air dan flight to japan. that boeing 777 had to make an emergency landing in toronto on monday after an engine shut down and chunks of debris fell to the ground. seth doan is here with the story. seth, good morning. >> good morning, erica. it's considered one of the most popular planes out there, nicknamed the triple seven. it can go more than 16 hours but over the skies of canada yesterday, something seemed to go terribly wrong. this is some of the debris witnesses say came hurtling through the sky outside toronto monday, smashing into nearby cars. >> it was so hot you couldn't
even touch it it's really, really strange, not something i expected to han today, having airplane debris fall on my windshield. >> reporter: audio r0rdings captured air traffic controllers alerting the flight. >> they found part of an engine piece so you're aware of that. >> reporter: the plane bound for tokyo took off just after 2:00 p.m. eastern monday with 318 passengers and 16 crew members onboard. shortly after takeoff, the jet lost one engine, forcing the pilot to circle around lake ontario for about an hour, dumping fuel before safely making an emergency landing at 3:53 p.m. >> we came in very fast. i mean, again, at least twice the normal species. >> reporter: passenger jason flick was midair when he found out something was wrong. he snapped these pictures after the landing. >> we pulled off to a special
area. all kinds of fire crews. i'm taking pictures for my son thinking this is cute, not knowing something fell off our plane. >> reporter: investigators collected some debris monday and are also expected to take a close look at the plane itself. >> these types of failures are extremely rare. they'll be tearing down those engines, part by part, piece by piece, to make sure they can understand exactly what happened during this failure. >> reporter: no injuries have been reported and air canada is promising a full investigation. it will try to determine whether the flying debris did, in fact, come from that plane. the transportation safety board in canada will lead the investigation. care and charlie? >> seth, thank you. tropical depression beryl could pick up steam as it moves back toward the atlantic ocean. it's circling over south georgia at this point. it's expected to move northwest over the carolinas tomorrow. it came in yesterday in
jacksonville packing strong winds, dumping rain on the region. tens of thousands lost power. there was minor flooding but no injuries reported. congress is getting a warning about the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of this year. that's when benefits run out and the budget kicks in. robert rubin writes about that. he's a top exec and we're pleased to welcome him. we're talking about the stewardship of economics and who can deal with the economy in the future. what impact will europe have on this, and what are the dangers that it could unravel even more and leech and leap across the pond. >> i think they have been behind it from the very beginning. think it's very troubled right now. pi think unless they can come together to provide a political solution to their current
difficulties, then i think the risks are that this could get worse as time goes on, and i think issues -- as matters get worse in europe, i think it creates a real possibility particularly that there's a contagion, a real possibility it could affect the rest of the global economy including united states. if greece were to pull out, i think the probability is very high that that would have very serious contagion effects across the eurozone and that that in turn could have a serious impact in the united states and around the world. >> and there's a serious concern today and more people are taking it seriously. >> the problem, charlie, greece has been a problem since the againing. instead of addressing it from the beginning which they should have done, it's gotten worse and worse and worse and now they're finding it difficult to finding a solution. i still think the possibility of greece leaving the eurozone is probably less than 50/50, but
even if it stays within the eurozo eurozone, the problems are enormous and that, too, could create contagion and bank run s in spain and elsewhere. if that happens it has the possibility if not for certainty serious impacts here. >> let's talk about your piece today in the journal. you talk about this being the best political environmental for real fiscal action in a lodge time. do you really see something concrete long term happening? >> well, look, erica, that's a very good question. as i say in the piece, just to greatly oversimplify, i think there are three broad possibilities. number one, congress does nothing, but that would cause -- the congressional office has said that would lead to a recssion next year. i think the probability of that very low. number two, what most people think, which is that the dysfunction alts of congress and such, that they'll kick all these issues down the road and that will simply continue where we've been. that may not have any effect but i tlink's a real possibility
that the markets and more importantly they could respond negatively to that. and, of course, this the long term, that create as very dangerous situation. the third possibility which i think is a realistic possibility is the two parties in congress will find a way to work across party lines to reach a sound reolution of our fiscal situation, which i think could have very favorable effects on business and our jobs and the economy but it's got to be done the right way krks which is a ten-year program deferred for two years. >> when the major debate is over on,000 raise revenue, we keep hearing tax the wealthy more. would that do enough? >> what i think we should do is exactly as you said. raise the tax rates to what they were under president clinton. but that won't be sufficient so further measures will have to be
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i tell you what. it's not great day for america's favorite canadian justin beesh. did you hear? oh, my goodness me. he's wanted for questioning by the l.a. sheriff's department. i know. apparently bieber had an altercation yesterday with a photographer. it's true. bieber went mel gibson on some dude's ass. he's on the lam and he's considered armed and adorable. >> armed an adorable like charlie rose. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." after a break from memorial day, the injury in the john edwards trial returns for its seventh day of deliberation this morning. there are questions on the deliberations and also questions on the behavior of some of the jurors.
>> anna werner is covering the trial. anna, what's happening? >> reporter: as you said, they come back from the holiday weekend with the same burden, deciding on the six felony counts of john edwards. the judge is going to start the day a little bit different today. they're discussing what was described by the judge as a juror matter. they don't know what it is because spectators were kept out of the courtroom. meanwhile there's a couple of odd things that happened. number one, one of the alternate juror s seemed to be flirting with edwards. others noticed. and some of them dressed alike. on thursday they wore yellow. on friday they all wore red. we don't know why, but they appear to be having a good time. meanwhile the actual jury does ot appear to be having fun.
some look tense, frustrateded on what are complicated charges here. we'll be watching again today to see what happens, whether they get any closer to a verdict. charlie and erica? >> 48 hours' correspondent erin moriarty and analyst jack ford. what's going on? >> here's what you have to keep in mind. if you try cases for a living, if you chronicle cases iffer a living, one of the first things you realize, you have no clue what's going on in a juror's mind. we talked about a juror smiling at someone. the first case i ever prosecuted, from the very beginning, i've got the foreman, he's nodding at me, smiling, i thought, he's with me. turns out we go in. from the very first moment he said i'm voting against the prosecution. what i learned is he liked me. he didn't like my case. so you really -- you can't read
into their gestures and say definitively this is what this means. >> and it's not really unusual for a federal corruption case to go this long. blagojevich's, he had two trials. the first one went 14 days and there was a mistrial. the next went ten days in deliberation. you really can't tell. the one thick i think is clear is the defense attorneys did tell the jury, please do not look at our client. he may be a bad husband, but he didn't commit any crime. think obviously they didn't go right back in and convict him, so they're really taking a look at the evidence. >> jurors, i think, learned that high-profile cases, the o.j. m simpson case. the great criticism of the trial was it was nine hours. i think jurors are working very hard. they're saying we're going to take our time, whatever time is necessary. >> there is a question of these alternate jurors and showing up
in the same outfits two days in a row. that seems odd. >> they are totally bored. you realize they are not included in any of the deliberations. they're sitting around day after day. they could get called in if you lost a juror, so they have to stay there. can you imagine? so they're sitting around going, okay, what are we going do tomorrow? let's all wear yellow. let's all wear red. what else are you going to do? they're there all day. it did strike me also that one of the things jurors really have to deal with in this case, here you have the u.s. government not really agreeing on whether these were illegal campaign contributions, you have the campaign contributor saying they're not illegal. they don't have to be listed on financial statements be you have the justice department to do. so what are you expectings from 12 jurors to be able to look at this very complex law. >> so that's what's taking so much time. >> they have -- interestingly they don't have to figure out
the facts in this case. everybody kind of know what the facts are. they have to figure do the facts fit within the parameters of what the prosecution says the law is. as erin says, you're not even getting agreement among the federal authorities which is a recipe -- again, you dmoejts what the jurors are going do. it could be there's one person, but when you have one person, it could be a recipe for a hung jury because people are looking at it saying if they don't agree, how can we. >> is a hung jury a victory for john edwards? >> always for the defense. your mantra is anything but a conviction. you know what? if this jury hangs, you sit down as his attorney and say why do we have do it again. you guys gave this your best shot. it didn't work. you want to find out what the numbers were. how many were leaning toward acquittal. if you have to try it another time, as a prosecutor, i always
felt it was better to retry a case because you knew exactly what the roadmap was and the defense was going to do. >> that happened in the blagojevich case. that's exactly what happened. they had fewer counts and they did convict him on 17 counts. they had 23 the first time around. >> we're not done talking about it yet. thanks very much. last week we showed you how the debris from the tsunami is washing up onshore. we take a look at the damage on one alaskan i land. we'll show you radioactive damage too. that's all ahead. you're watching "cbs this morning." i've worked hard to build my family. and also to build my career. so i'm not about to always let my frequent bladder urges, or the worry my pipes might leak get in the way
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tsunami. bluefin tuna had ten times the radiation as normal. and they say the radiation from japan's fukushima nuclear plant which was crippled by the tsunami. the fish is still considered safe enough to eat. scientists say it's first time that a large migrating fish has been found to carry radiation such a long distance. >> much of the debris from the tsunami will reach the west coast in october. as we reported last week, it's already hitting the shores of alaska. >> doug wentz there to show us a growing mountain of trash. >> reporter: on a clear spring day, the alaskan coast can seem glorious in its rugged isolation. take a closer look at the beach and the sense of isolation disappears. trash sit among the island. it's one of first places in america being hit by debris that
was swept into the ocean by the japanese tsunami more than a year ago. chris pallister who runs annual beach clean-ups in alaska says debris commonly washes up here, but never before like this. >> this beach we're looking at here is at least 50 miles of this, and there are hundreds and hundreds of tons of debris on this beach. >> reporter: when the tsunami destroyed entire villages in japan, millions of tons of debris ended up in the ocean. much of it sank quickly, close to shore. but it's estimated that 1.5 million tons remain afloat, carried by wind and current, it's been making its way across the pacific ever since. the beach is littered with fishing floats and these huge chunks of urethane foam used as inslation in buildings in japan. then there's these sort liquid containers with japanese writing on them. driftwood has been washing up on
the beach for centuries but this is new. >> we can tell there's more because we do monitoring projects on an annual basis. >> reporter: pal ister runs this. >> we really have poured our heart full into this and it's hard. that's all we do. this is definitely out of a buildi building. >> reporter: pallister says every piece of debris they pick up will be a reminder of tragedy. >> you think of the horrible destruction that people in japan suffered but it doesn't make it any easier to take here. >> reporter: when a basketball turned up on the shore it was traced back to a japanese middle school destroyed by the tsunami. alicia who found the ball is preparing to send it back. thenational ocean oceanic & atmospheric
administration is running models to determine where the wreckage from japan will end up. nancy wallace is the head of the program. >> we think there's a large area of the united states that can be affected by the debris. certainly the west coast, alaska, hawaii, even british columbia and dan. >> reporter: wallace says over the next year the debris could hit washington, oregon, and california. >> the pacific ocean is huge, so vast, and the debris dispersed throughout the ocean. it's certainly possible that the amount of debris could be higher than expected. these are estimates. >> what we're seeing is probably just a speck of what went out. >> reporter: fisherman cabana saw it as he went up the coast. >> it's spread over thousands and thousands of miles. 98% of it or 99% of it is just going to disappear. >> reporter: walking through
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ja hey, hey, gayle, what's coming up in the next hour. >> charlie, you're so excited. welcome back. we missed you. >> i missed you too. no, not really. >> i understand. i understand. it's dhas went on for nearly two decades that started with a love triangle, ended with a deadly shooting of an nfl player who troy roberts wept to see in jail and we'll have an update on that. he's been called the best golf player in america. i know that charlie's exacted
from dallas, texas, the flash apparently official. president kennedy died at 1:00 p.m. central standard time, 2:00 eastern standard time, some 38 minutes ago. vice president johnson has left the hospital in dlarallas, but do not know to where he has proceeded. it is presumed he will be taking the oval office. >> that's the wait was 50 years ago. if you were watching you'll never forget walter cronkite announcing the death of president kennedy. it's 8:00.
welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rose. walter cronkite covered that story in his long career. he became the most trusted man in kitchener. now he's the subject of a new biography. >> douglas brinkley, the author, joins us in studio with a very big book. so nice to see you. >> good morning. >> i look at that tape of walter cronkite, and in so much of my dna -- i lived in turkey as a kid, but the only news we watched when we came to the states was walter cronkite. and to read in your book it was almost a fluke he got into television. >> that right. the big deal was radio. it was a big deal to get on radio. he was being interviewed. he was going to be one of the cbs boys. he did a handshake agreement he would go on radio, but he ended up blowing meryl off and staying with united press and there was bad blood between cronkite and meryl and by 1950 the korean war
came and walter thought he could be a foreign correspondent and instead he was shoved into a broom closet to do television. nobody knew if television news was going to work. of course, we know it did. it took the country by storm in the eisenhower era and cronkite rose with the tide. >> when you look at his extraordinary career, two things stand out. one, that, but also the extent of the election coverage as well but also the moment when he talked about what lyndon johnson famously said. >> big moment. cronkite was for the vietnam war in '65, '66, and '67. he had gone but got too enamored with the military machinery, the airplanes and the grenades and all. he came back and said we're going to win this thing, we're the united states. morley safer said to him, walter, they're lying to you in
'65. walter befriended morley. they were very, very great frepsd. but by '68 ted offensive, cronkite went and talked to vietnamese people and homeless people and soldiers on the ground and recognized that not only was the war probably immor immoral, but johnson was lying to him. he famously went on tv, cbs news at night, not during his half hour broadcast it was called stalemate and the ripple effect was gigantic. lbj said to his press secretary, if i lost cronkite, i lost middle america. my policies were now not going to be effective. >> who was the walter cronkite you introduced us to that millions of americans did not see on television? >> well, first up, he was obsessed with news reporting. since a kid he was a paper boy in kansas city. he loved the wire service. one of his great skills, he was like a jaguar leaping to grab those wire reports.
yu had to elbow walter to grab it. he wanted the first crack at all of those because you break news when you're doing that, but the real man, he was everything everybody thinks he was, debunk you lar, nice, there was knob he didn't want to talk to. >> he was very curious. >> hugely. >> very curious guy. >> curious how machines worked. that's why space, he was so good at it. edward was going afl joe mccar thursday in the '50s. cronkite got on space beat and was able to do those amazing broadcasts of alan shepherd and john glenn and leading those in the moon race when he did this marathon race on "apollo 11" and many said what's cronkite going to say when shep's on the moon. there was a lot of talk about it and all he said was, by golly, i'm speechless. in his private life, he loved
drinking, old boy's club. he had an endless amount of friends. it was hard not goat anybody to like him because he didn't take himself seriously and his wife betsy wouldn't let his ego get to him. he kept his watch on central time, even when he was in new york. >> he visited george clooney in lake como and places like that. >> i interviewed clooney's fiancee who used to be the anchorman in cincinnati, and clooney's family, they were one of walter's closest friends, george clooney's done a number of nice things for walter, including picking up tabs if he found that walter was in a restaurant. his father would tell him and he would buy his meal and also go to the lake and they would go swimming together. >> but you show he was a very human being. you said he liked drinking and strip teeses. there was a whole other side of walter cronkite we did not know. that said, he still became the most trusted man in america how?
>> because, look. he was dubbed that in 1972 and look at the history. the '60s, nobody trusted anybody. young people were rioting, angry at their parents. everybody thought lyndon johnson and mcnamara lied. nixon and agnew were liars chls so the trust factor was corrode and there was walter cronkite coming, beaming, breaking through your glass, in your living room telling you the news day after day. >> you watch it for two hours but cronkite had to be a steady eddie. you had to be comfortable with him in your bedroom and living room and people were. >> what was his life like after he stepped down from the anchor's desk. >> he deeply regretted it. he quit in f 4. back in 1981, 65 was the age you had to quit. >> we're glad that's over. >> you remember, that was part of the deal in life. and about six months later he regretted it. he had a show called yt
universe," a very smart show. they tried to run it on prime time. never took off and dan rather never wanted cronkite's persona around because he had to make it on his own. >> interesting. >> he was frustrated, professionally frustrated. but enjoyed sailing all over the united states. there are yachting stories of walter cronkite are famous. >> interesting dynamic between walter cronkite and dan rather. did not know this. he was the first host of cbs's morning show, i didn't know that, and had a puppet named charlemagne on the show with him. >> he would talk to the puppet, walter cronkite did. >> i can't imagine. >> walter cronkite would do anything in the '50s to get face time. he did game shows, historical recreations, anything to make it. think he made it be62 with john glenn. he became so famous. in february '62. by april he was the anchor man.
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hello, st. louis. looking good with the arch. this morning there's a dramatic twist in a story that "48 hours" mystery has been covering for the past two years. a california jury convicted former nfl linebacker eric for a murder he says he did not commit. >> recently he asked troy roberts to visit him in prison saying he's now ready to reveal the identity of the real killer. >> i am exposing myself, i'm exposing my family. i'm exposing my children to harm. there's a murderer walking on the street. >> reporter: eric naposki's story and ours begins nearly 20 years ago in one of the wealthiest enclaves of america. orange county prosecutor matt murphy. >> beautiful homes. there's a lot of money. >> reporter: and bill mclaughlin, a wealthy businessman enjoyed the
privileges. >> he had a boat, a private plane, a beautiful bayside home, two beautiful daughters and a handsome young son. he had a nice lifestyle. >> reporter: mclaughlin was a father of three when got involved with this woman, a much younger nanette johnson. his daughters were horrified. >> i said, dad, i don't really like her. i think she's going after you for your money. >> reporter: she knew how much you were worth. >> yes, definitely. >> reporter: in spite of the warnings after about a year of dating mclaughlin proposed. >> and she told everyone she was his fiancee and she had a whopper of a ring. >> reporter: he even wrote her into his will and then at kroims. >> he came in to his home, went into the kitchen and unbeknownst to him he was about to die. the kill irshot him six times and then fled. >> reporter: detective tom voth remembers his fiancee nanette
johnson had an alibi. did herral buy check out? >> no, not completely. >> reporter: turns out nanette had a secret, a big one. eric naposki, a professional football player who thought nanette was his girlfriend. >> you can only imagine it was a complete shock to us. >> reporter: police believe naposki and his girlfriend plotted to kill mclaughlin but it would take 15 years. in two separate trials eric and nanette were both convicted and that's where we thought the story would end, but it didn't. eric naoski says he's finally ready to tell the truth about what really happened and who was truly responsible for the murder of bill mclaughlin. >> i might wear handcuffs and i might be locked up but i'm no criminal. there's a person out there who actually committed the crime and today i'm going to tell the world who did it and i'm going to prove my innocence. >> so i set my dvr because i'm
not going to be home. i set my dvr when i left home. here's what i don't get, troy. if you know who committed it, why would you spend a day in prison to protect someone else? >> i asked him that question, gayle. if i knew who the killer was, i'd be screaming it from the mountaintop. he said no one would believe him until he had the evidence to prove the claims. he did not get that evidence until nanette's trial. and after she was convicted he had all these thousands of pieces of discovery available to him and he was able to piece together the case. he was able to trace bank statements as well as phone calls between the two of them. he had the phone records. he didn't have any of this until her trial. >> so you're saying he was able to gather the case while he was behind bars. >> right. >> did you believe him? >> you know what? i visited him three times. i've been there three times and he's a complicated guy. he's straight out of central
casting with the shaved head, 6'3", 250 pounltds, but there's a soft quality about him and almost a naivety and he makes a very persuasive argument. last week i was in los angeles looking at another story where a man was wrongly convicted of murder and he spent 27 years in prison and i interviewed him when he was leased so those kinds of cases are always in the back of my mind. >> what does he plan to do with all of this information. >> well, his defense team is investigating. the orange county police department are investigating his claims. his sentencing has been delayed while everyone's looking into this. his defense team is actually considering filing a motion to vacate his conviction or a new trial. >> quick question for you too. so the woman was the fiancee at the time. so what is the benefit to killing this man? i mean how would she have been able to get any money if they weren't married yet. >> shea was written into his will. she stood to make millions of
dollars. >> this person who naposki said is the real killer, you're going to reveal that right? >> he was an acquaintance and he says he had connections and for $50,000 he killed bill mclaughlin. >> to find out, we'll have to watch your full report. you tease. i'm surprised you told us it was a hollywood prodiers. >> we have ways of making you talk. >> you can see troy's full report "murder in the o.c." on "48 hours mystery" tonight at 9:00 central right here on cbs. okay, i read the wrong part. sorry. a university of maryland orchestra is drawing big crowds not with beethoven but sound tracks of video games. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by
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at the cardinals/braves game in atlanta the ar subsequent appeared on a scoreboard. his family thought he was still in afghanistan wrapping up a six-month tour. turns out sergeant sims came home a week early and surprised his wife and four children. welcome back to "cbs this morning." you know, now matter how many of those we see, they never get old. >> we never, ever get tired of seeing them. >> it's a great moment. >> it's fun to watch people. >> butch harmon who helped tiger woods and greg norman might number one and kevin bleier, an emmy winning writer for t"the daily show" with jon stewart. they're going to give us tips on
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." butch harmon has been in the golf game for more than 40 years. he's good too. as a teacher he's worked with some of the best golfers ever. >> they include greg and phil mickelson and tiger woods. i'm pleased to have butch harmon in the studio. welcome. >> charlie, when you say "pleased to have," you really mean it. >> this is very important. i say to all of my friend, especially women, learn to play
tell her why you think that's a great thing to do. >> the beauty of golf is it's a great understanding of yourself, how you handle different situations, how your personality deals with different situations, and it's very challenging, and i think you'd enjoy it because you like challenges. >> i to like challenges but i've always heard you can tell a lot by a person, how he or she plays a game, how they react to other people and how they react when things don't go well. it tells you anything. >> let me jump in on her question. taking what she just said, apply it to tiger woods. >> well, tiger woods was grammed to be who he is. i mean his father earl woods saw tremendous talent at a young age and he groomed him to be the superstar he was today. he was on "the mike douglas" show when he was 3 years old. he was in the lime light all these years. he had great instruction from his youth.
whether it be from rudy or myself and through mental preparation too. >> but what she just said, you can tell something about a person by the way they play golf. what can you tell about tiger by the way he plays golf today? >> i think the tiger we see today is a little lost compared to the past. i they because he's going through another revamp of his swing. when you think about tiger woods and his greatness, when i started with tiger, he was 17. we went through two different revamps of his swing and he went through haney. the average person would say why would someone that good do that. because he has this burning desire to always get better and he's never satisfied with where he is. >> what's wrong with that? >> absolutely nothing wrong with that but it takes time. it takes time to change. you look at tiger. he's had four knee suchries, so many off course problems and all of these things enter into your
nervous system and your psyche and your competence level. >> do you believe as i do that he'll win another major? >> i'm not -- >> i believe it, too, guy snas i'm not sure he'll be able to break jack nicklaus's record. heeb got to break five more to break the record and against this competition, that will be difficult. >> you have said, butch harmon, that you want to touch every golfer, put people in every golf situation imaginable. do you believe that anybody can learn,000 play this game? >> sure. >> do you? >> gayle, i'm going to explain to you why i thng you would love golf. golf is for any age. you can start very young. i'm almost 70 years old. you can play well into your older years. it's game you can enjoy doing, play with your friends. >> play alone. >> playing alone is fun. you get out there and practice. even charlie knows. he probably goes out in the evening and plays a little bit. >> i do. >> charlie loves the game.
>> but the beauty of it is the little ball doesn't move until you move it and there's where all the rewards come from, and that's where all the negative things come from also. >> but clearly people trust you though. you were named the best teacher for 11 consecutive years. the people that you have on your tape, greg nor man, even tiger word, i think people clearly respect and admire the work you do. >> thank you for saying that, gayle. >> i believe that. >> i came from a great golfing family. my father was one of the great masters in 1948. i played the tour myself in the late '60s, '70s. i have an understanding of tour players, what they're going through out there and think it's helped me. >> let's assume you're the best golf instructor among the top three, say. what is it you see? how do you see a swing, whether it's phil mickelson or whether it's charlie rose? what are you looking for? >> to me, i have a good eye. i see things -- i can't tell you why i see them.
my wife says it's a nightmare to go to a movie because i see every flaw in the movie. all of a sudden i see 50 things at once and it just clicks. what i see in your swing that isn't right that causes all the problems that isn't right jumps out at me and then you have to articulate it to the individual. i go back to the way my father taught my brothers and i. he said you have to teach golf at a second grade level, meaning a second grader can understand it. thing people today make it too complicated. > so when the great ones have something go wrong with their game, what do you see? what happens to people who have had more than 10,000 hours oven the golf course? >> you go back to great fundamentals, grip alignment. the work i did with ernie els. you go back to basic fundamentals. then you look at what someone does naturally.
i don't want to take way what someone does naturally. you try to improve on it. the teaching is to do one or two things and let the others fall into place. >> butch, before you came, and i saw charlie do something i've never seen him do before, he was over there by the desk, i said, charlie. he's practicing the golf swing and when you walked in, he said, how do i look. what did you say to him? >> tarecking too much on the inside. >> anybody can learn. really, really nice to see you. >> it's my pleasure. i wake up to you every morning, my wife christine and i. we love your show. >> thanks. >> butch "butch har minnesota: all about golf" is on sale. we'll show you why video games are music to the ears of this orchestra anyway, but
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but arrangements for a video game loon sonics for head hogs. it was part of the largest dedication ever at major museum to the art of video games. >> games are a hybrid of a lot of different forms of art. you can have a beautiful game with a wonderful story, but if the soundtrack isn't con grunlt with the game itself, then something's just going to seem off. >> reporter: joel guttman plays trombone for the university of maryland's symphony orchestra. it's evoked a power of nostalgia in addition to being a fan of the games i've been a fan of the music too. >> reporter: he's a far more serious gamer. how into video games? are we talking like up until midnight, 2:00 in the morning in the dark by yourself for hours on end? >> there have been many instances of that. it's -- it's pretty much my
pastime of choice. >> reporter: made up of mostly nonmusic majors, the gso is more club than conservatory, but fill for several years they've pack third campus hall with some of their biggest audiences. it can't be ignored. >> they used brilliant strategies including inviting composers of the video games to attend their concerts and they even about had remark success with very, very limbed resources. >> so you guys draw more of a crowd than the upper level symphony bands. >> yeah, that seems to be the case. >> does that surprise you? >> it's certainly interesting but it's not incredibly surprising. people want to hear it and get a lot more excited than a 15-minute long choral by bach.
>> reporter: it presents an evolution of the very games they're playing. it is easy to see how animation has advance oefrd the years, but listen closely, and you'll hear just how sophisticated the secondtrack has become. finding that perfect balance of picture and sound is also big biz, producing a new generation of composers like austin. >> it's become a forum to right musi that can stand up with anything else. >> reporter: his most recent score for the game journey debuted on the sound track chart at number 8, one song from the movie "twilight." >> i think games in this exhibit is evidence of that. poised to be the 21st century medium. >> what is it about video game music? >> i'd say it's the -- well, for
gamers, it's the memory that you have when you play the game, and for people who might not have played the game, it's just really beautiful music and anyone can appreciate that. >> reporter: an appreciation that's turning these familiar orchestral sounds into a new era of popular music. for "cbs this morning," whit johnson, washington. >> you know, i never -- i don't play video games. >> me neither. >> we don't have them in our house, but that's so true. when you see the graphics of the ball and the animation, the music is amazing. >> that's what he said. that struck me, too, because i'm not a gamer either. charlie, you're the gamer. charlie and atari. this is the things. when he said anybody can have an appreciation for anybody who loves good music, that's what i took out of it. i'm not gamer either. what's wrong with us. >> you're inspired by all kinds
of sources. i do not play video games that much. i do not play video games too much. i play real games. >> me too. scrabble, anyone? do you think it's time for your the u.s. to have a new constitution? kevin bleier does. guess what he did? he wrote it. we'll talk political comedy when we come back. you're watching "cbs this morning." dad look, you can get eggs, bacon and pancakes for $4. umm. in my day, you get eggs, bacon and pancakes, and it only cost you $4. the $4 everyday value slam. one of 4 tasty choices for $4 off the 2-4-6-8 value menu. only at denny's.
politics, presidential politics. fake it better. >> a proposal on a billboard reading. look, deborah, i don't want to pay another month of ee har mo in. come on, settle for me. >> that, of course, is jon stewart on ""the daily show."" and kevin bleyer is one of the authors who coming up with the funny stuff. >> he is the author of "me the people" who rewrites the constitution of the united states. hi, kevin. >> good to be here. this is embarrassing. i thought we were going to talk golf. >> you thought we were talking comedy. what is your day like? how do you go through this creative thing? >> at the show. we wake up, watch the news, decides what makes us angry or
squirrelous or find what's funny there. if it's a big story, we'll do it. if it's something we're yelling at the screen as much as anybody else, we'll go ahead. >> are there ten people around the table who are all funny? >> it's not rocket science. it's much like this table, not round, and, yeah. there's a little dancing on the sniebl b table. >> but you seem to be an equal opportunity offender. it seems there are no sacred cows. >> the thoughts are a sacred cow. >> i'll let that lie. >> right here on this table. but that's what i think is so great about it. even your own agent described you as an intellectually prostitute who will do anything for money. is that a correct characterization of you? >> my agent said that? i didn't know that. this is all news to me.
this is the news right sneer kevin, you look at it. you guys, recommend, to me, it seems like nobody is off limits. >> well, i mean we don't -- we try to be selective. we don't victimize people who don't deserve to be victimized, if that's what you mean? >> how about this? do you feel a certain responsibility? more an machinery young people say that's the only show they watch. >> that is both encouraging and entirely horrifying because one would hope they would be having a fast recipe of many news stories. >> they don't. is that rely on jon and his posse. >> well, aw, shucks. >> do you feel any responsibility about that? >> do i feel responsible for that. >> yeah. >> i feel like we are honest and earnest in what we do and try to analyze it with some degree of aplomb. >> that is very fancy. did you have that ready?
>> no, i didn't. i didn't even know -- >> when you write for president obama, how is that different? >> when i write for president obama, i certainly enjoy the idea that the leader of the free world as it were enjoys my joke. >> you're putting words into the mouth -- >> the man has around incredible sense of humor. dmoijt if you know that. he has the ability to deliver like a showman and any writer enjoys that moment as it's delivered. he'll tell the joke and as the crowd is dying down, then he heckles himself. >> we bring this up because you wrote for the last one? >> i'm there to serve at the pleasure, certainly. >> when the president calls, you guys respond. >> not us guys, no, no. it's just me. >> only you. >> just me. >> oh. >> forgive me. >> he steals all the glory. >> a team effort but a different team. >> you know what i think is so great about kevin, guys, is he
won't tell us which joke is his because he said it's a betrayal that speech writer's code. you would not want to do that. >> would you like -- one man's selfless quest to rewrite the constitution of the united states of america. number one, who knew there was a need do that? >> i'll tell you. i don't know if it's a hard news segment but it's about to become that. 20 years ago, 170 countries skrifted. of those, 160 use the united states constitution as a model in some part. >> why is that? >> because they found it inspirational and took care of their needs. how many use it now? apparently somewhere between zero and zero. they're shopping around. they like canada. we're getting skunked by canada's constitution. people love canada. and, you know, who thought it needs to be rewritten?
i would say one of the founders of the founders, tochls jeff errson suggestioner erson suggested that it should be rewritten every 19 years. >> on a serious note, did you do a lot offer er. ? >> i did. i went to great lengths to pretend to know what i'm talking about. i did. i went to the birthplace of democracy. philly, the other place of democracy. i guess there are two places in democracy. >> and you got to know the founding fathers? >> i tried my best. nights and weekends. was on the cell phone. >> it's comedy but it's really serious. you dug up some important never snoog snoo . >> no, gayle. >> you did a lot of work. i'm serious. >> i think it's more than a joke book. i'm no douglas brinkley.
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