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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is thursday, april 7th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." bernie sanders slams hillary clinton as unqualified to be president. and the big apple fights back at ted cruz over his comments about new york values. violent video shows a texas police officer slamming a 12-year-old girl face-first to the ground. what led to the confrontation. luck runs out for two brothers accused of stealing 19 million dollars in lottery jackpots. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. in response to secretary clinton, i't don believe that she is qualified
record. >> he has been talking for more than a year about doing things that he, obviously, hadn't really studied or understood. >> this guy standing over there talking about new york values with hatred, with hatred of new york. >> let's be clear. the people of new york know exacwhtly at those values are. they are the values of liberal democratic politicians. >> in central alabama, a possible tornado touchdown down overnight. >> winds across the plains are scorching 55,000 acres. >> pretty scare. >> new details about fbi unlocked the iphone used by one of the san bernardino terrorists. >> country music hall of famer merle haggard died on his 79th bir birthd birthday. >> our concerns about zika have only
>> a school police officer body slams a 12-year-old girl in texas. >> jennifer, are you okay? >> all that. >> young and old having a great time at the masters annual par. iii contest. >> good putt tireacon. >> maybe one of the best hole in and's was from 80-year-old gary player. >> cruz has momentum and a real chance he could turn this into a contested convention. wisconsin it's all because of you. this calls for a celebration! you deserve it, baby! >> on "cbs this morning." >> wait. if cruz was the winner, that means that donald trump was the -- gosh. what is the word? >> a loser! >> that's it. that's it. thank you! >> analysts say trump lost because of things he said and done. ♪ welcome to
morning." the honeymoon is over for the winners of the wisconsin primaries. bernie sanders and ted cruz both face an uphill battle in the upcoming new york contest. it is the home state of hillary clinton and donald trump. both front-runners are on the attack. >> oh, and the clinton campaign is furious with sanders this morning, after he questioned her qualifications to be president. nancy cordes is in philadelphia where sanders is campaigning this morning. nancy, good morning. i feel like the gloves are off. >> reporter: they are, indeed, norah. you might recall that earlier this week, there was some talk about the sander campaign having regrets that he went easy on clinton earlier in the race. well, that is no longer the case. he is making up for lost time. he even questioned whether she should be running for president at all. >> she has been saying lately that she thinks that i am, quote/unquote, not qualified to be president.
secretary clinton, i don't believe that she is qualified if she is -- >> reporter: the surprising jab capped a day of escalating attacks. >> i think he hadn't done his homework. >> reporter: though, clinton daily equal sanders unqualified. >> i'm, by far, the better choice. >> do you think he is qualified ded do you think he is able to liver on the things he is promising to all of these democratic voters? >> i will leave it to voters to decide who of us can do the job that the country needs. >> reporter: last night, the clinton campaign demanded sander take back his word and accused him of inventing grievances to rile his supporters but clinton did plentying of riling herself on wednesday. >> senator sanders wants higher standards for toy guns than real guns. >> reporter: sanders has been criticized this week by some victims un
saying they shouldn't have the right to sue gun makers. >> we have got to do -- >> the sandy hook families say you. >> reporter: apologize for your position, what do you say? >> i would say that i think it isid d -- we are all know what happened at sandy hook that is a tragedy beyond comprehension. but maybe secretary clinton might want to apologize to the families who lost their loved ones in iraq. >> reporter: later, he suggested new yorkers might not like their former senator that much, because she is only ten points ahead of him in the polls. >> in my home state where the people know me pretty well, i got 86% of the vote. maybe that should tell the people of this country something about when people know you best, how they feel about you. >> reporter: those kinds of personal digs worry some democratic officials who say that sanders is doing more damage to the likely democratic nominee even as his own path to the nomination shrinks. and they say that he should be laying off of her, gayle,
of these big contests in new york and pennsylvania. >> taking a little nasty turn there. thank you, nancy. ted cruz received a cold, cold welcome when his campaign rolled here into new york city. page one of this morning's "daily news" says it all, i guess. after a student protest apparently forced cruz to cancel his visit to a high school in the bronx yesterday. the latest poll shows more than half of new york's republican voters support donald trump. cruz is far back in third place behind jump and john kasich. major garrett has spent months on the road recovering the campaign but, today, he is here, live and in color in studio 57. major, good to see you in person! >> welcome aboard here. >> republicans spend live time talking about values. we all know that. in new york a subset of that conversation. new york values and what do they mean? not surprisingly, to new york voters. that is tough terrain for ted cruz who is already taking heat on this front and
not lose new york too badly and grab delegates where he can. >> never changes. hey. new york is called new york. >> reporter: donald trump showed last night, he values his home state of new york and basked in its enthusiastic embrace. >> i love these people! these are my people! yeah! >> reporter: for maximum political effect, trump resurrected this old turf war with ted cruz. >> you know, i think most people know exactly what new york values are. >> do you remember during the debate, if you remember, when he started lecturing me on new york values, like we are no good. like we are no good. >> reporter: trump suggested cruz's conservatism clashes with new yorkers. >> i got this guy standing over there, looking at me, talking about new york values with scorn on his face and with hatred, with hatred of new york
so, folks, i think you can forget about him. >> reporter: outside the event. protesters showed up early to denounce trump, calling his rhetoric racist, but a robust police presence helped keep the peace. campaigning in the bronx, cruz was reportedly forced to cancel an event at a local high school, after students there threatened a walk-out, but a change of venue didn't quiet hit krcritic. >> get of ut othe bronx! >> reporter: he cruz had to defend himself. >> the people of new york know exactly what those values are. if you want to know what liberal democratic values are, follow donald trump's checkbook. >> reporter: trump met in new york for hours with paul mamaford and decided to put him in charge of the preparations and d.c. campaign headquarters.
the upcoming primaries and sticking close to trump. homes destroyed after a possible tornado through an alabama trailer park. trees snapped and crushed homes in montgomery. crews removed debris overnight. the national weather service confirmed at least one tornado that caused damage southeast of montgomery. there were no reports of major injuries. powerful winds this morning are helping to spread fast moving wildfires. firefighters in arizona battled flames that pushed into clifornia and forced evacuations. several other wildfires stretch across oklahoma. 11 counties there are under states of emergency. manuel bojorquez is at alabaster in the town of freedom where they are fighting flames. >> reporter: firefighters here are preparing to head back to the front lines. the winds are starting to pick up again and that is the biggest obstacle to containing this fire.
suffered from heat exhaustion and hundreds more are trying to get the upper hand7mym on wind-whipped flames, some towering as high as 100 feet. burning out of control. strong winds and dry weather are fueling fast moving wildfires from the southwest from to the grate plains. one fire erupted in arizona and has consumed more than 1,400 acres. the flames have spread into california where they forced the evacuation of about 100 people outside the city of needles. some of those leaving aren't sure if they will have anything to come back to. >> so much smoke and so much flame. that close to your stuff. you're just assuming it's gone. >> reporter: more than 200 firefighters are struggling to stop a wildfire here in northwestern oklahoma. four separate fires have merged into a massive inferno that has scorched more than 55,000 acres in just two days. why is it so difficult to fight this fire?
that we're having and the dry fuels. this area has not had a soaking rain in over a hundred days. >> reporter: erratic 40-mile-an-hour winds have made it nearly impossible to determine what direction the flames will shift. and because of the dangerous wind conditions, firefighters have not yet been able to tally up exactly how many structures have been destroyed. they are optimistic about today's forecast, however, because the wind are not expected to be as strong. gayle? >> thank you, manuel. the obama administration is shifting more than 500,000 left over from the ebola fight to the battle against the zika virus. there are 312 confirmed cases of zika viruses in 40 states and washington, d.c. and all associated with travel outside of the united states. the virus spread by mosquitoes is linked to serious birth defects. congress has yet to approve the administration's request for nearly $2 billion in emergency
the fbi is beginning to reveal how it unlocked the san bernardino gunman's iphone. the national surjournal says th agency explained the sneak to dianne feinstein who is working on a bill to limit encryption. the fbi plans to brief other lawmakers. director james comey described the very public legal battle with apple in a speech last night at ohio's kenyon college. >> a worldwide market of creative people was stimulated that hadn't existed about, a whole lot of folks said could i break into a 5c running ios 9? and everybody and his uncle fred called us with ideas. >> comey also said he is confident the technique will be closely protected and used lawfully. mississippi faces a major corporate backlash over its so-called religious freedom law this morning. executives and pepsi and levi's
a letter to the governor. mississippi joins north carolina in allowing businesses to deny services to lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people. georgia vetoed a similar bill last week. mark strassmann shows us the escalating fight in mississippi. >> i'm here to sell cake. not to judge who to sell it to. >> reporter: in jackson, mississippi, mitchell moore owns campbell's bakery. this republican says the state's religious freedom law is bad for business. >> the businesses that are affected by it, we now have a target on our back and we are going to have to explain to our customers, no, no. we don't agree with the bill. >> reporter: and major corporations agree. on wednesday, nine of them, including general electric and hyatt hotels, sent a letter to mississippi governor phil bryant saying they are disappointed to see the legislature and governor's office pass discriminatory legislation.
governor bryant signed the bill into law on tuesday. allowing businesses and government to deny services to lgbt individuals based on personal religious beliefs. a recent poll indicated nearly two-thirds of mississippians support the new law. but that isn't stopping national brands from trying to intervene. >> companies who have employees who are going to potentially be affected by these laws want to put themselves out there and say, we are standing up for you because it makes them more competitive in the job market. >> reporter: san francisco chronicle tech reporter melissa lang argues few companies have put their words into action. >> we have seen with companies that actually go farther and give their message teeth by saying they are going to do something to pull out of the state or cancel projects. >> reporter: one of those businesses is paypal. on tuesday, the company announced it would pull more than 400 jobs from north carolina after that state passed similar legislation to
mississippi's. >> most lgbt activists and groups are really happy to see that this is being taken up as a mantle of the business community but it's not measurably clear how much of an impact that is going to have. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," mark strassmann, atlanta. >> that debate will continue. federal regulators confirm defective takata airbag killed a tenth person in the united states. 17-year-old huma hena died last week. the airbag in her 2002 honda civic exploded after she hit another car. a piece of metal was released that caused a gash in her neck. the airbags can explode with too much for and sending shrapnel into drivers and passengers. a former coal company ceo could spend a year in prison for violating mine safety standards. don blankenship was sentenced yesterday for a
the disaster that killed 29 workers. some victims' families say the maximum penalty is not severe enough. >> he's not sorry. he's sorry he got caught! but he's not sorry for the 29 lives that he took. >> i miss my family. he hugged his and all he gets is a year and she done great, she give him what she could give him but they need tor stricter and more harsh people who put greed and money over human life. >> a coal dust explosion caused the disaster at the upper bid branch mine. blankenship's lawyers are planning to appeal. merle haggard is remembered by fans and stars this morning as one of the country's most influential artists. he died wednesday on his 79th birthday. the iconic singer/songwriter's career spanned more than five decade. country legend willie nelson tweeted this picture of the two of them saying, quote, he was my brother, my friend. i will miss him. anthony mason is
auditorium in nashville where haggard was set to perform earlier this year. >> reporter: merle haggard will be greatly missed here in the capital of country music. even though his brand of outlaw country was originally a rebellion against the slick nashville sound of the '60s. haggard would rack up 38 number one hits across three decades and become one of music's most admired artists. >> i'm proud to be an. oaky fr o okie from muskogee ♪ >> reporter: this poked fun at the hippie generation and made him the height of the vietnam wam. >> there is more than one message. one of them is pride for this country and we all agree on that. >> reporter: much of haggard's music was a reflection of his childhood. at one point, his family lived in a converted railway boxcar. ♪ ♪ the old boxcar
>> reporter: when he was 9, his father passed away suddenly and haggard spent his teen years in juvenile hall and in prison and spending three years in san quent quentin. he saw a legendary by legendary johnny cash behind bars and that was left in his memory. >> i said this guy has got something. >> reporter: when he left prison? 1960, it was the songs he had written about convicts and underdogs and blue collar workers that could would cement his legacy. ♪ because ma ma tried >> reporter: it was haggard's restless spirit that helped him record more than 600 songs. he toured through his '70s and most recently with willie nelson and lived his last years outside of redding, california, with his fifth
>> since i walked out of the jailhouse it's been uphill all the way but it's been finance. >> reporter: haggard's family was by his side when he died on his 79th birthday, which his son said he had predicted a week earlier. a funeral is planned for saturday at the haggard home in california. norah? >> wow. anthony, i mean, what a great artist. to think of that story, too, of being in san quentin prison and hearing johnny cash. >> something poetic about dying on your birthday. dolly parton said he was one of the greatest writers and singers of all time. >> irreplaceable. >> beautifully said. new developments in a massive lottery cheating scandal. that is ahead. first, it's time to check your local weather.
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♪ the wisconsin primary was special for a number of reasons. for one, it posed a crucial test of donald trump's electorate strength but it gave reporters an opportunity to make lame cheese references. >> will voters of wisconsin make swiss cheese out of donald trump's presidential plans? >> they are trying to be the big cheese in wisconsin. >> the big apple and the big cheese. >> our reports are spread like a fine cheese. >> jesus, mary and joseph, pull the puns. >> i would say it's time to cut the cheese! welcome back to "cbs this morning." in this half hour, police say the two brothers stage one of the most elaborate lottery scams ever. they are accused of rigging multiple state lotteries to try
to win more than $19. why one expert calls the alleged scheme, genius. disturbing video shows a police officer slam a 12-year-old girl to the ground. ahead, the sixth grader says it was unprovoked. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the seattle times" is reporting on a manhunt for two escaped fugitives, including a murder suspect. they are mark alexander adams and anthony gasher who was suspected of murder in 2013 but not competent to withstand trial. they escaped from a psychiatric facility in washington. >> a teacher was found bringing a gun to school in newtown. jason adams was charged with carrying a firearm on school grounds. that is a felony. the school district called the incident troubling and placed him on administrative leave. adams has a v
"the washington post" reports on john kerry breaking a record for the number of miles traveled by the secretary of state. he beat condoleezza rice's total. he pushed past 1.06 million miles and that distance is the same as going around the earth more than 42 times! >> it really is impressive to think the work that our secretary of states do and the travel. >> he has been -- they joke about his endurance. and his commitment to the things he is trying to do. >> very impressive. the san antonio express news reports on a texas police officer under investigation accused of using excessive force on a sixth grade student. video posted online appears to show the officer slam a 12-year-old girl to the ground last month. this is outside of a san antonio middle school. david begnaud shows us the after-school confrontation. >> she is 12 years old and nothing has ever happened to her like this. >> reporter: a sixth grader. >> jennifer, y
>> reporter: is slammed facefirst on to the ground by a police officer outside of rhodes middle school in san antonio. >> she was on the ground. she doesn't remember nothing. she doesn't remember being arrested with handcuffs. >> she landed on her face! >> reporter: jennifer valdez said she was swon allen and brud after her head hit brick pavers. the officer restrained her from behind. she said kids had been anticipating a fight between her and another girl and something she denies. >> i went to tell her let's go somewhere else where we can talk. >> reporter: the san antonio independent school district linda price told cbs news she learned about the video on tuesday and called it disturbing. >> we will not tolerate excessive force in this district. >> reporter: the officer joshua kehm has worked for the school district more than a year. . valdez has not been back to school since the incident. >> she got suspended for two days.
they does not get in a fight. why would they suspend her? i'm still waiting for those answer. >> reporter: her mother says she is keeping her home because she is frightened. >> if it happened to her, i mean, who is to tell he would do it again to another student or do it to my daughter again? >> reporter: for cbs news, david b begnaud, houston. >> that is disturbing and tough to watch. >> has to be a better way to handle that. police say this morning they know how two brothers may have pulled off one of the most elaborate lottery scams ever. tommy tipton is a former justice of the peace. he was arrested wednesday in iowa. he and his brother eddie are accused of taking part in a conspiracy. they allegedly rigged six lottery jackpots in five states to try to gain more than $19 million. josh elliott of our digital network cbsn looks at how computer codes may have been the key. >> reporter: fascinating stuff here. former lottery official eddie tip con was found guilty last er
hot lotto drawing in iowa and worth 6.5 million dollars. how he did it remains a mystery to investigators until they began looking closely at his brother tommy. >> this is new to me. in my career, i have not seen anything quite like this. >> reporter: after eddie tipton was convicted in july, police received a tip about his his brother tommy who purchased winning lottery tickets in colorado in 2005 and oklahoma in 2011. >> it is a flag, of course, when you have the same individual winning fairly significant jackpots in more than one state. >> reporter: the trail led them to other suspicious jackpots, in kansas, and wisconsin where an important clue was found. >> it's megamillions! >> reporter: unlike megamillions and powerball which use ball machines in their drawing, the tipton brothers allegedly targeted lottery where winning numbers were selected by
unauthorized codes on the computer in wisconsin. during drawings that fell on certain dates and times, the codes directed the computer not to randomly generate numbers, but, instead, to use an algorhythm whose results could be predicted. eddie tipton a former security director at the lottery association had helped to be build the computer. to information computer expert gary miliefsky. >> the movie plot would be employee gets security job to help protect a lottery system, figures out a way to hack the random al ga wrinkle
>> he worked in a secure room where winning numbers were selected electronically. >> i wouldn't run a lottery system off of a computer to begin with. going back to those numbered balls in a vacuum is probably a better solution. >> now police suspect there could be even more instances of alleged fraud here. eddie tip con's lawyer told "cbs this morning" his client is confident and he will eventually be exonerated. i'm no krilve mastermind here but if this actually happened, maybe going back to the well a fifth and sixth time might have been a bad thing. >> you're not a criminal mastermind? that's not what i heard about you. >> not yet, gayle, not yet! in training. >> is this upsetting for people who play the lottery a lot, that it may be fixed? >> it bears mentioning the one the drawings had in common, none of them were quick picks. >> spent a lot of time on that olympian. >> josh, thank you. josh will continue to follow this story on cbsn along with other major news of the
watch our news app. how is that, gayle? >> it's great. did i mention that? >> the only place for mid-morning news. >> that's right. >> they stole our hearts and sometimes they tested our limits. ♪ she looks like a bug but stings like a bee ♪ but every girl in history she bangs she bangs ♪ >> thank you, thank you! >> coming up next, "american idol" and its breakout stars help rescue the music industry. if you're heading out the door, don't leave us behind. watch us through the all-access app on your digital advice. don't miss anderson cooper and his mom gloria vanderbilt. they are here today in studio 57! we will be right back.
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very big names during its run tonight and will name its final winner. the curtain is coming down for one of the most top-rated shows over the past 14 years. vladimir duthiers of cbsn looks at the impact of the show that really changed reality tv. vlad, good morning. >> good morning! >> reporter: "american idol" first came on television soon after the advent of the ipod. tv sales were on a downward spiral as america discovered new paths to their favorite music and fox's "american idol" opened an express lane for those in search for stardom. ♪ >> reporter: sqh when "american idol" premiered in the summer of 2002 summers often went off key. ♪ >> reporter: and performances weren't always in sync with the judges. ♪ i made dinner >> i've never, ever heard anything like that in my life. >> keith, that was horrific, man. >> reporter: but the show's timing couldn't have been
moment. not just a diminishing time of power for labels but increasing time of power for reality television. >> reporter: joe levy is a contributing editor at "rolling stone." did record executives were they caught off-guard? >> oh, yeah. nobody took this seriously. ♪ >> even when i won, who knew something would come out of it. ♪ a moment like this >> reporter: since winning "american idol's" first season. ♪ since you've been gone >> reporter: kelly clarkson recorded seven albums and won six grammys. she recently spoke with gayle king. >> my goal was somebody heard me sing on the show and somebody would want to manage or help me. i just wanted to sing. >> reporter: as its rating soars, "american idol" launched several unknowns into super stardom. ♪ maybe next time he'll think ♪ >> reporter: carrie
eye idol's most successful chan went seven grammys and sold more than 20 million albums. jennifer hudson may have finished seventh in season three, but, ultimately took home an oscar. ♪ she bang >> reporter: even william hung who never made it past his audition, sold more than 225,000 albums! l""idopi topvng t ratings for eight straight seasons and seemed unstoppable. the show hit its peak in 2007. the same year a young justin bieber was discovered on youtube. >> all of a sudden, people have another way of gathering millions of eyeballs for their good and bad singing. ♪ >> reporter: the show's influence on record sales also wayn waned. >> i thiur
singing competition might just be over. oh, wait, we have got another one! whee! >> reporter: the show's latest winner will be announced tonight. but "american idol's" creator assures it won't be the last. exactly how and when a reboot of the show may happen hasn't yet been announced. >> i love the show. >> who is your favorite? >> carrie underwood and kelly clarkson! >> and jennifer hudson didn't even win. >> can you believe it? charlie, your favorite? >> jennifer hudson even though she didn't win. >> a 9-year-old reporter got a scoop and she sparked some backlash. up next the kid recovering serious adult stories and her
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the 600 block where a man murder the his wife. >> a 9-year-old reporter is making headlines of her own after breaking the news of a homicide in her pennsylvania neighborhood saturday. hilde kate leshak even scooped the adults at the paper. >> i'm working hard on this ongoing investigation. >> but the idea of a child covering such a dramatic story drew black lash on social media. she read some of the criticism. >> i'm disgusted that this cute little girl thinks she is a journalist. 9-year-old girls should be playing with dolls and not trying to be reporters. >> leshak's dad is a former new york city daily news reporters and instead of feeling uncomfortable he worries about stifling her passion and good for her being a reporter at an early age. >> you never can start too young. >> she could fill in for me when i'on
>> anderson cooper and his mom gloria vanderbilt are here. great to have you and excited to talk about the new book and the new documentary. >> all of those e-mails back and forth. >> e-mails back and forth. all done by e-mail. >> but it doesn't read like e-mail is the beauty of it. did you learn things about each other you didn't know? >> absolutely. it really changed i think both our relationship and also my life, i learned things about myself i didn't know. >> same thing. >> she feels the same. we will be back. dr. phil likes to watch football. renne, who wants sloppy joe on the menu every day. rosie's my best friend. evelyn likes to dance. harriett wants her fried shrimp as well. alice anne likes vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup and rainbow sprinkles. they give me so much back. i can't even imagine how i could possibly give them what they give me.
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♪ good morning. it is thursday, april 7th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead, including the battle for votes in the new york primaries. major garrett has followed the republican candidates for months and he is right here this morning to look at the next stage of the presidential race. we will talk to him. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. he is making up for lost time ande hn eve questioned whether she should be running for president at all. >> new york values and what do they anme? not surprisingly, to new york voters. that is tough terrain for ted cruz. >> lyin' ted cruz came today. he. he couldn't draw a hundred people, i'm telling you. >> firefighters are preparing to head bac tk torohe fnt lines.
again and that is the biggest obstacle. >> merle haggard will be greatly missed in the capital of country music. haggard would rack up 38 number one hits. >> i'm not criminal mastermind here but if this actually happened, maybe going back to the well and fifth and sixth time might have been a bad choice. >> you're not a criminal mastermind? >> not yet. >> sales were on a downward spirs al afox's "american idol" opened an express lane for those in search of stardom. >> bernie sanders congratulated the uconn women's basketball team for waning their fourth ncaa title in a row. now it's time to break them up! four is too many for one team! ! announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by nationwide. ♪ >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. the democratic presidential race is turning sharper and more
last night, for the first time that he doesn't think hillary clinton is qualified to be president. >> she has been saying, lately, that she thinks that i am, quote/unquote, not qualified to be president. i don't believe that she is qualified. i don't think that you are qualified if you get 15 million dollars from wall street through your super pac. i don't think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in iraq. i don't think you are qualified if you've supported virtually every disastrous trade agreement which has cost us millions of decent paying jobs. clinton's press secretary quickly tweeted, quote, hillary clinton did not say that bernie sanders was not qualified. but he has now absurdly said it about her. this is a new low. he added the #taket
bernie. it's just as rough we should say on the republican side. donald trump is trying to bounce back in the new york primary after losing in wisconsin. he reminded voters in his home state of something ted cruz said about them. >> do you remember during the debate when he started lecturing me on new york values? like we are no good. like we are no good. i've got this guy standing over there looking at me, talking about new york values with scorn on his face, with hatred, with hatred of new york. so, folks, i think you can forget about him. >> cruz tried to explain that criticism, saying he was talking about new york liberal values but his campaign tripped to the bronx was met by protesters. major garrett has followed the republicans for months and we are happy to have him here in studio 57. did everybody get you a warm breakfast and nice cup of coffee? >> i love
>> don't forget the fried chicken and waffles! >> how could anyone forget that? >> it's not sunny side up for the republican campaign. what is going on inside the trump campaign? >> voters don't care much about campaign intrigue, especially trump voters. i'll say that up front. it matters right now for the state of the trump campaign. because it is going through a bit of a crisis of organization and internal identity. you talk to trump supporters who work at the state level, they want a more coherent and cohesive structure and they want a budget and know what they can do and what the lines of authority are. trump is trying to clarify that. paul manafort is coming on ford fully and in charge of the d.c. operations and all delegate acquisition for the trump campaign. corey lewandowski will keep his job and remain as a body man for donald trump and focus on wing all of the primaries and caucuses on the calendar here. corey's job is going to be important but he has to share the role now with
and interesting to see forward. trump met with hours with manafort yesterday and gave a -- >> paul is the kind of guy he is running against the republican establishment. >> lobbyist and big-time washington insider. but for the trump campaign they need someone who has been through this process before opinion professional athletes talk all the time success means slowing the game down and politics is the same way. presidential campaign come at awe a mile a minute. you need someone at the top can calm things down and reassure people to stick with the plan and carry it out. when you're the guy like corey lewandowski and traveling all around the country you can't do the tasks that this -- >> do you think donald trump will take advice from anyone? he seems to take his own counsel very seriously. >> this is the key part of the trump campaign future. the maturation of a political campaign and those around trump who believe in him say he did this as a businessman and he is going to have to do it as a
political leader. >> major, thank you. she was famous at birth and dated howard hughes and frank sinatra of a young girl and she is the mom of anderson cooper. the two of them are in our green room and ahead what they learned announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by nationwide. ♪ nationwide is our side
the gates are now open for the 80th masters at augusta national golf club. ahead, we will take you to augusta for the ceremonial tee-off featuring some of the greatest players. players like jack nicklaus and arnold palmer. gary player is also there. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪ on that midnight train to georgia ♪
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cnn anchor anderson cooper is in the middle of the action this political season, interviewing the candidates and taking voters inside the issues. now he is taking us all inside of one of america's most famous families, his own. anderson and his mom gloria vanderbilt open up in a new book called "the rainbow comes
goes a mother and son on life, love and loss." he talks about losing his father and his brother. >> i've grown my entire life thinking i'm exactly like my dad. i look a lot like him, but i realize now i'm very much my mom's son and i -- we are a lot a like in lof ways. some people are sucked under by tragedy and loss. and it destroys them. and some people, it propels them forward and i think it certainly has my mom and it certainly has with me. >> gloria vanderbilt famous since her birth 92 years ago, wow. to the multibillion dollar vanderbilt family with a custody lawsuit at the age of 10. who doesn't have those jeans? >> i loved those so much. >> gloria and anderson join us both at the table. good to see you. >> t
me with such longing. neither of my parents were here. i think whoever reads this say i need to do this with my parents. anderson, you said for a long time you didn't want anyone to know you were not your mother's son. she was not a convention mother to you. >> yeah. a long time i wanted people to know me as me and when i started a career i didn't want people thinking the name vanderbilt has such baggage and history with it and i'm very glad i don't have that name. my mom never felt much connection to the vanderbilt family and i certainly didn't. i felt much connected to the cooper side which is a family from mississippi and poor family my dad grew up in. i wanted that in my career. one day, i think one of the happiest days of my mom. she called me up and said somebody referred to me as anderson cooper's mom. >> how did the book come about? >> we always e-mail back and forth because anderson is on the road so much. and how did it
>> basically, i decided when my mom turned 91, you know, i realized when my dad died when i was 10 i always had this fantasy has had he maybe written me a letter that showed up someday when i turned 18 or 21. and telling me all of the things i didn't know about him. and all of the things he wanted for my life. of course, there was no letter. but i realized when my mom turned 91 she had a brief illness and i didn't want there to be that same feeling with my mom. i didn't want there to be anything left unsaid between us. i think many adult children want that -- have an aging parent and, you know, don't really know fully about their parent and it's nice to be able to, late in life, change your relationship with your parent and i think for an adult to change their relationship with their child. and so it came about as through e-mail largely. but it was all about trying to leave nothing unsaid between us. >> gloria, you talked to me 20 years ago in 1996. >> i can't believe it that far
back! >> take a look at you talking then about your life. here it is. >> i think without pain, we can't know what joy is. and that is very sustaining for me, because that is what life is, and without that, if we don't have pain, we don't have joy, and if we don't have pain, we don't know that we're alive. >> boy. you have seen pain and joy. >> yeah. i think -- you were a young reporti reporter and glad you got that great first big interview. >> it was. >> gloria, you talk very candidly about the pain in the movie and the book and you talk to charlie, the death of your husband and the suicide of your son in front of you and a victim of a child custody battle when you were 10. as anderson says, you're strong and not tough but as a reslt nes still vulnerable and very present and looking for love even now. >> absolutely.
how do you do that? >> i think it's in one's nature to be that way or not. and i think it's in my nature to -- i don't know. i mean, i just -- i'm hopeful. i mean, i think something wonderful is going to happen. >> you've had many lovers. you've had many lovers, gloria vanderbilt and you write about that. >> errol flynn and howard hughes. >> and the howard hughes. not like leonardo dicaprio howard hughes. >> well, better! >> better, yes! >> it has been a romantic life for you? >> yes. absolutely. i'm always in love. and i think everybody should always be in love and if it's not a person -- a person is ideal, but if not, you have to have joy and looking at a flower and the s
>> you say the next great love is right around the corner? >> yes, i do. i really do. and it's going to happen! when it happens, i'll tell but it. >> please do. yes. >> what was the learning experience for you in this book, anderson? >> you know, i think there is something any adult kid can have with their parent and i think with anybody in your life, it's never too late to change the relationship in your life. you just have to put aside past resentmentses or embarrassments or all of the things we have with parents and see the person in a new way. i learned through the writing of this book, which is essentially a conversation between us, between the time she was 91 and her 92nd birthday how similar we are. i always thought i was my dad's son and we look alike, but my mom and i both have the same drive and same sort of relentless determination to move through whatever befalls us. >> i seem to have one of the coolest moms too, anderson. >> no doubt. >> but you said you had
trepidation about telling your mom that you were gay and you thought your mom would be so open to that. >> i knew my mom ultimately would be cool with it because i remember something said to me when i was 11. she always had a lot of gay friends and one director was coming over with his partner nick and i remember asking about them. she said, they are a married couple and this was 1979. most of the world did not think of a gay couple then as a married couple. but, you know, my mom -- my mom's mom, my grandmother was accused of being a lesbian at the height of this custody battle and a thing at the time and a big scandal. >> you talked about your mother inviting you to the dinner table. >> absolutely. >> you weren't an adult so you met all thefs friends. >> that was the amazing thing about my mom raised both my mother and i, he were a part of the conversation. we were at the dinner table. there wasn't a kids' table. my mom took us everywhere. she took me to studio
when i was 11 and 12! >> what were you thinking? >> well, now, explain. >> one was for a -- no, one was for her business was having a party there. grace jones was performing so she wanted me to see that. the second was sidney lament, the premiere of "the whiz." >> was charlie there? >> no. it was one of your rare nights off. >> i think it's understanding you called anderson, andy. >> occasionally! >> you said to andy, the longer you live the more brilliantly you will soar. that's what you say about your son. >> could you quickly tell us about the report card? looks like this would reveal things. >> we were talking about this before we went on the air that my -- i've been going through these boxes that forms the hbo film that is starting on saturday "nothing left unsaid." it's me going through the box my mom has in storage for years. beyond the letters from hurried hughes and frank
howard hughes is my kindergarten report card. i urge everyone to find their kindergarten report card. it spells it out. the teacher wrote, anderson apologize his friendships with all of the boys and apologize -- tries to get their attention by bringing in costumes and toys! i'm like, she saw something early on! >> anderson is still doing it! the attention to all of the boys and tries to get their attention. >> thank you anderson cooper and gloria vanderbilt. >> the book goes on sale tomorrow and the hbo documentary is premiering on saturday. you can join a live chat with vladimir duthiers on cbsn. >> you are your mother's son. >> and i'm happy and lucky to be that. ahead, we look into the holiday phenomenon that
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♪ >> you could call that a happy gilmore moment for that little guy in augusta. the par 3 tournament before the masters is always a big, big family day. players bring their children or even grandchildren out on the course. they get to play and not always talking about the golf. >> so beautiful. >> we want to be there and not sitting here! >> absolutely. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we will bring you this morning's ceremonial teeoff of the masters and jim nantz of cbs sports looks at the golfers trying to stop jordan spieth from winning back-to-back green jackets. you might be heading to work but nearly every day is a holiday. we explore how the calendar is becoming a cash
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san francisco's linebacker chris moreland cited the same concern when he retired last year at the age of 24. the calendar is full of holidays. few of us have ever heard of. for instance a greeting card industry all of those micro holidays add to an estimated $8 billion a year business. michelle miller is at the brooklyn brewery in new york to give us a hint about the latest special occasion. good morning! >> reporter: good morning. it is national beer day! if you checked your instagram or facebook or twitter account you probably already knew that because social media has led to the proliferation of reasons to celebrate. now the most obscure holiday is becoming big business. >> it's national pizza day! >> reporter: there are 366 days this year. >> happy national pizza day! >> reporter: we get an extra for leap year. and thousands of things to celebrate. take your pick! >> from the ordinary. >> i know it's national cat day but this behavior is completely unacceptab
ordinary. ♪ tell your friends ukulele day ♪ >> reporter: you can practice for your aarrgghh for international talk like a pirate day! >> aarrgghh! >> aarrgghh! >> or let loose on national ka tee tequila day! >> i'm sure it's 5:00 somewhere! >> what happened to this? >> i think in most cases the holiday came first and some smart enterprising person said, hey, some money to be made here. >> reporter: he says businesses are taking advantage of social media platforms and even the smallest marketing opportunities on the most random of days. >> you know, you don't have to run a tv campaign. if you have a video lying around you can just roll one out. it might be the equivalent of shouting at a football stadium but you can get a little bit of attention for some of this. >> reporter: or start a new company. in7
colleagues sent each other humorous digital cards. >> we sent a link to 50 people and you watch the traffic. one day 500 people and the next day a thousand people. pretty soon it was, you know, a million people a month. ♪ i just want to celebrate >> reporter: today, their company, some ecards celebrate days hallmark has clearly skipped and they make money on sponsored cards. >> like the traditional holidays and stuff, we wanted a card that covered, like, absolutely any occasion at all. >> reporter: an absolutely no occasion at all? >> yeah. >> sure! >> reporter: these tongue-in-cheek cards are written by a team of comedians. what holiday do you love? >> we are big fans of more herbs, less salt day. >> what is it about that day? >> such a great day! >> yeah, it's really nice. >> yeah. >> i'm especially proud of my birthday. it falls on rice pudding day which i take personal credit
for! >> say hello to grand marshal of the ice cream cone day parade! >> reporter: is this a new experience? >> if it encompasses that much but i think a small piece of everyday. >> reporter: join your friends in saluting your lost socks. >> may 9th is lost sock memorial day! >> reporter: or your pet rock! because every day is a holiday! ♪ holiday >> reporter: still it takes an act in congress to make an official national holiday. we did try to get to the bottom of what started this whole fab thing and couldn't figure that out but our sources tell us the very first one of these was national doughnut day. so there you have it, norah. >> nothing wrong with doughnuts. >> if they can have national talk like a pirate day we can have a national cbs day. we can work it out and proclaim that. >> why not today? today is a great
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way this morning in augusta, georgia. there year, marks the 60th anniversary of cbs's first masters broadcast. >> the world of golf, a thrilling final hole mark the masters at augusta. >> in 1956, this network broadcast just two and a half hours of coverage over three days. it only showed the final four holes. things are a bit different six decades later. the 2016 tournament began moments ago with the honorary ceremony featuring three of the greatest masters champions. >> i'm billy payne, chairman of augusta national golf club. we want to welcome all of you this morning to this very special way that we begin our tournament every year. the tradition of the honorary starters means so much to all of
see these wonderful gentlemen is, indeed, a special treat. three great champions, three men who have combined for an almost unbelievable 13 masters titles. not driving this year, but forever a part of the masters tradition, please join me in a welcome, a salute and a heart-felt thank you to our four-time masters champion mr. arnold palmer.
next, we welcome back from south africa, golf's great global ambassador, a three-time masters champion who competed in a record 52 masters tournaments. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome mr. gary player. gary, the tee is yours! wow! next on the tee, we proudly welcome, once again, our six-time masters champion, a man whose record at the masters remains unmatched even to this day. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome mr. jack nicklaus.
ladies and gentlemen, the 2016 masters has now officially begun. have fun! >> thank you. >> how great is that? jim nantz of cbs sports is at augusta national golf club and his 33rd year of calling the masters on cbs. good morning. >> good morning, charlie, gayle, norah. it's great. one of the my favorite moments to watch the tournament get started with that history on the tee. >> this is the 80th masters. a bit cold and windy. what are you looking for this year? >> this tournament has a way of really kind of writing a script end setting the stage for the
last year, no one was really saying this was going to be jordan spieth's tournament and he went out on thursday, shot a 64, never let go of the lead. in fact, went all the way to record setting performance at 18 under par, tied tiger's tournament record, and established himself as the next great thing in the game. they backed it up winning the u.s. open. you know, we are in a really interesting time for the sport. you know? it's a time where we got a lot of megatalents and young kids can play the game from all over the globe. the expansion of the popularity of the sport is an amazing thing to see and it's led by this young brigade all ready to pounce on this first major of the year. >> is there a crowd favorite? i'm very smitten with bubba watson and i like jordan spieth too. really smitten about that bubba. is there a crowd favorite out there? >> you know, i think phil mickelson is always a very popular guy around here, gayle, because he has won it three times and now, you know, he's in his 40s. that doesn't mean he can't
any more. in fact, he is playing really well. i'd actually be surprised if he wasn't there on sunday right in the middle of things and he would have a lot of support. i would say, you know, phil, around here, is enormously popular and bubba was won this tournament twice in the last four years, so bubba watson, if he won it again, i think a lot of people would say, man, that doesn't shock me. >> jim, the number one player in the world jason day. number two, jordan spieth, the defending champ. i love what jordan spieth said about jason day. he said when jason is on, he is on. and when he is off, he is still on. >> yes. >> does he play well at augusta? >> he has finished second here before. he won the last major. been eight months since we all gathered in wisconsin and won the pga championship and went on an incredible roll. he has the ability when he gets going looks like he can dominate the sport in his prime. another guy, maybe your question here and
watch out for this week because not generating a lot of talking going in and that is rory. rory mcilroy sat last year on the sidelines and had an injury. he watched how jordan spieth and jason day kind of took over the top of the sport. he was never healthy. he just needs this one major now to complete that career grand slam, having won all four legs of golf's major championships. that has only happened five times by five players in the history of the sport. by guys like jack nicklaus and tiger woods. so rory mcilroy put himself in the absolute top bracket all-time. he would be up there with those iconic names if he won this week. i think that is the guy i'm watching more than anyone. >> yeah. the o'donnell family is rooting for the guy from northern ireland, i can tell you that. you're keeping your eye on a 22-year-old amateur as well? >> i am. bryson deshchambeau. from the fresno area in
studied engineering at smu and has a scientific kind of analyst cal way of approaching the sport. he has this obsession of trying to win this tournament as an am tour. this tournament was created by the greatest amateur player of all time, bobby jones. his dream, some year, sometime for an amateur to win it. bryson is turning pro after this ends and he is going to be one of the next big things in this sport. he has spent the last six months of his life focused on this one tournament. he has played in some major events around the world and done very well and ready to pounce and we will see. he is playing with jordan spieth and playing an hour from now so i can't wait to see what happens. >> will the weather make a difference for any particular players? >> it will. we will have wind here. it's going to be gorgeous and bright and sunny but the wind is the x-factor in golf and it's supposed to be very gusty. i know you're getting it in new york and we are going to get it here and could gut up to 40-mile-an-hour at times and will dry up the greens and
affect every shot out here. i don't know who favors or hurts but things will be hard to make a lot of birdies. >> for the second time in three years, tiger woods isn't going to be there because of health issues. we heard earlier this week. what are you hearing about his return, if anything at all? >> he will be back. i'm absolutely convinced, gayle, he'll be back. he has been, i think, smartly this time not rushing back to competitive golf. you know, when he is going to come back now, he is going to make sure he is 100% and his body is ready to go and this is not the last we have heard of him. he's not retiring. he will be back. and i would say that, you know, i really truly don't have any insight on how soon it will be but he is hitting drivers and hitting the big clubs in the bag and i would say some point this summer will be my guess he'll be back in competition and it will be great to have him back. >> jim nantz, thank you so much. cbs coverage of the masters tournaments begins 3:00
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today. >> yeah. >> a lot of weather that complicates things. >> i know. >> unfortunately the weather wasn't working in our favor today. allyson rae and melissa nord talked about it all morning. we saw the weather take a turn. it had a huge impact on the morning rush. we saw major delays on the b.w. parkway northbound side going toward the beltway. all lanes were blocked at one point because of a car that ran off the road. then they had to cut down a tree in order to get the driver out of the car. >> during rush hour. >> during rush hour. >> the b.w. parkway is heavily traveled. we were fortunately able to let people know via the mobile app to get on claire barton as an alternate. delays on the green and yellow lines. thankfully much of the issues and drama is resolved but lingering delays, residual delays throughout the morning rush. >> another drama with the nats open
good, especially if nobody is getting hurt and hopefully nobody was hurt. >> we are talking about the nats, everybody has the natitude going on. we want everybody to have a good time. metro will be the best option today. you can get off at navy yard the best bet. >> i always take metro. i saw a bike rack the last time i was there. people, it's an option if you are in southwest or around the caea, ride your bike, avoid the rs. >> let's head out to meaghan at nats park for opening day. >> let's go nats, let's go. >> >> reporter: good morning, chris, markette, larry. no rain will keep us away. we are excited for today. the boys are back at 4:00 pretty morning against the marlins. we are doing this to make sure that the rain stays away. we think it will be. allyson has the forecast in a half hour. right now we want to know about the new things that