thanks, everyone, for watching. i'm going to toss things to wolf blitzer, his program starts now. right now, donald sterling tells cnn's anderson cooper his racist comments were a terrible mistake. sterling explains why he hasn't apologized until now. we'll have the exclusive interview. also right now, another cnn exclusive, a girl would made a daring escape after she was kidnapped in nigeria tells our own reporter why she'll never go back to school. right now, we're getting our first peek inside hillary clinton's long-awaited memoir. you're going to find out who she turned to in the tough days after he 2008 presidential campaign ended. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. we start with donald sterling. in an exclusive new cnn interview, the disgraced owner of the los angeles clippers is
asking for a second chance. sterling was banned for life by the nba for making racist remarks which were caught on tape. our own anderson cooper sat down with sterling for his first post suspension tv interview. listen to this. >> i'm a good member who made a mistake. and i'm apologizing. and i'm asking for forgiveness. am i entitled to one mistake? after 35 years? i mean, i love my league. i love my partners. am i entitled to one mistake? it's a terrible mistake. and i'll never do it again. >> the vice president of the nba player's association, roger mason, he said the players won't accept anyone in the sterling family owning the clippers. not you, not your wife, not your son-in-law, not your daughter. do you believe it? >> i really don't know. the people that are going to decide my fate i think are not the media and not the players union, but the nba. >> the owners?
>> pardon me? >> the owners. >> the owners. if the owners feel i deserve another chance, then they'll give it to me. >> but there is a path for you to fight their decision, isn't there? >> of course. but if you fight with my partners, what, at the end of the road, what do i benefit? especially at my age? if they fight with me and they spend millions and i spend millions, let's say i win or they win. i just don't know if that's important. >> why wait so long to apologize? it's been a couple of weeks. you could have come out -- >> that's a very good question. i just -- i'm so emotionally distraught. and the reason it's hard for me, very hard for me, is that i'm wrong. i caused the problem. i don't know how to correct it.
>> do you trust me? i mean -- >> i do. >> there have been a couple phone recordings in the last week or two of people you've talked to on the phone or seems to be your voice who then sold it to, you know, radar online or tmz. i hear that and i think, to you have anyone you trust around you? >> i don't give interviews. the only one that i know that i talk to is magic johnson. >> you have talked to him? >> twice. and then -- yeah, he's -- >> did you apologize? >> he knew the girl, he said. he knew the girl well. >> did you apologize to him or -- >> well, if i said anything wrong, i'm sorry. he's a good person. and he -- what am i going to say? has he done everything he can do to help minorities? i don't think so. but i'll say it, i'll say it, you know, he's great.
but i just don't think he is a good example for the children of los angeles. >> that clip, it sounded like sterling was ready to accept his punishment if his fellow nba owners decide to make him sell the team. his wife, shelly sterling, isn't giving up. she says she wants to keep her 50% share. the nba now says that is not, repeat, not, an option. let's discuss the interview and more. joining us, rachel nichols. she's the host of cnn's "unguarded," and cnn's legal analyst sunny hostin. you know, what jumped out at me, rachel, you know magic johnson. i know magic johnson. one of the most decent guys out there. he does a lot for minorities. he has a lot of businesses. he hires a lot of people in the urban areas of the country. what is sterling talking about? >> it's unbelievable. i'm not sure how in one breath he can say that he deserves to remain a part of the nba community, and deserves to be partners with the rest of the
nba and the ownership, and then in the next breath, takes a shot at magic johnson, another shot at magic john son. i don't know how you can be so oblivious to the climate that you're in. and it just shows that he just doesn't really have a place in this league. >> what do you think, sunny? i don't know if you know magic. rachel and i have met him on many occasions. he's such a wonderful -- he's a role model for so many people out there. >> he's an icon. you're right, he has all of these businesses. you know, he came out and i think sort of changed the tide of people that had hiv diagnosis so it's sort of shocking sterling doesn't seem to have his finger on the pulse of america. he just doesn't seem to understand the climate that he's in. that is really remarkable. on the one hand, he says, i'm sorry. he also says, if i did anything wrong, i'm sorry. sort of that connotation that he doesn't really think that what he did was wrong.
>> and the nba is making it clear, rachel, she's not going to be allowed to keep ownership of that team. he's banned for life. he's going to be banned for all practical purposes. they're also making it clear she's not going to be allowed to keep the team either. >> well, her lawyer said on your show to you that she will, quote, fight to the death, which is a visual, by the way, i don't really need, but to keep part of the team. i got to tell you, the nba is trying to put a stop to this right away. her lawyer keeps saying we've been working with the nba. the nba released a statement last night making it absolutely clear that they are not working with shelly sterling, that they don't think she has any right to ownership. remember, the board of governors, which is the official way owners step into their majority role in the nba council there, he is the representative, and the rest of the nba would have to have approved her as a board of governor's member and she was never approved as a board of governor's member. so they're saying no shot. and one thing i think is interesting in all of that, by the way, is that lebron james came out in the afternoon and
made a statement, i actually asked him in front a bunch of other media, how would you feel about the pace of this investigation and other people stepping in from the sterling family and he said to me, he said, no way, nobody in this league is comfortable with the idea of anyone in that family owning a piece of that team. and it was just hours later the nba released a statement. so they're obviously listening to their players. they're aware of what a tinder box this is. i don't think sterling's interview is going to help his cause at all. >> sunny, let me read to you the statement the lawyer for shelly sterling, pierce o'donnell, released, and i'll get your legal reaction. we do not agree with the league's self-serving interpretation of its counsel ugs too, its application to shelly sterling or its validity under these unique circumstances. we live in a nation of laws. california law and the united states constitution trump any such interpretation. so clearly they're setting up a legal battle. >> they are. i've got to tell you, i've read of course the nba constitution by this point, and i think that
shelly sterling's lawyer has a pretty good legal ground to challenge the nba's position. yes, the nba is saying, you know, per the constitution, if you're a controlling owner, you know, and you behave inappropriate like this, then every other owner can't participate in the team. well what is the definition of a controlling owner? i think that's something that's open to interpretation. in contract law, quite frankly, when there's aqabeing a ambigui ambiguities cut against the folks that drafted it, the nba in this instance. when we hear the lawyer saying yes, we're going to challenge, i got to tell you, i take him at his word, that there is going to be a challenge, and i think there's firm legal footing for that challenge. >> i don't doubt that the lawyer's going to challenge because he's going to make a lot of money making that challenge, and there is wiggle room, but i will say the nba has a board of governors set up, there is a
specific designation for who the controlling majority owner is and that controlling owner has to be voted on to that board of governors and that person was donald sterling, shelly sterling never voted on to that board of governors and the nba is saying that to get on to the board of governor, she would now have to be voted in, and that of course is never going to happen, so that's their side of it. but, hey, that's what lawyers are for, right, to try to pick at those loopholes and make a lot of money doing it. >> that's right, and we're in territory we've never been in before in rt spos law so this is going to make precedent and it's going to be very interesting to watch. i would agree that the nba has made its position, you know, very, very clear. but i don't know if that's going to hold up in a court of law, we'll tell you. >> we'll see what happens together with you guys, rachel and sunny, guys, thanks very, very much. a reminder, you can see the entire donald sterling interview tonight on the "a.c. 360," anderson's complete interview, 8:00 p.m. eastern, only here on cnn. still to come, in the dead of night they were wourounded u
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sucti abduction. the footage shows girls reciting the koran. it does offer hope the girls have not been sold or separated, at least not yet. boko haram's leader, abubaker shekau, appears in a separate part of the video, dressed in fatigues and armed with a machine gun, shekau says the girls have converted to islam. he sends a message to the nigerian government saying he's willing to exchange the girls for boko haram prisoners. a few girls managed to escape the night of the kidnapping. one is speaking to cnn exclusively. to do the interview, cnn's nima elbagir and the crew made a dangerous journey, about a day's drive from the capital of abuja. the girl describes how she managed to escape her captors and explains to nima why the town lives in fear. >> this is a road few are now willing to travel.
it's been one checkpoint after another as we have traveled north from the capital of abuja, we've seen the enforcements the government is talking about. as we got deeper into the boko haram countryside where they've been striking terror into the hearts of villages, much of that presence seems to have evaporated. attacks are constant in this part of nigeria. what happened in chibok put the world on notice. armed men in what they describe as military uniforms came to their dormitory gate and told them that they'd come to protect them. the girls started to assemble in the yard, as ordered to. didn't realize who the men really were, until it was too late. this girl managed to escape. she's now too fearful to show her face. too fearful to go back. big lorry.
>> big lorry? >> yes. >> was it one or more? >> seven. >> seven lorry? >> yes. >> trucks, motor bikes. residents here tell us this raid was effectively a shopping trip for boko haram. over 200 girls dragged from their beds to be sold off as bounty. a message that the militant group's edicts on female education must be heeded. but big men with guns make money off terrified girls. >> i will never go again. >> you'll never go back to school? >> yes. >> because they made you afraid? >> yes. >> before the militants left, they destroyed everything they could. textbooks, the library, the laboratory, their attempt to forever shutter this school. elizabeth and mary are friends, members of the same church. their daughters were also friends. hoping one day to study
medicine. they and many of their classmates never made it home from school. >> we are pleading with them to leave our daughters. we don't have power to do anything that requires power. >> they say they feel powerless, no closer to finding their daughters nearly a month after they were taken. nima elbagir, chibok, nigeria. a state department official saying most of the team sent to nigeria is now on the ground. the advisers have started coordinating with the nigerian military on planning hostage negotiations as well as helping to streamline communication among various agencies. up next, new reports questioning the value of some of those pings heard last month in the search for flight 370. our panel of experts standing by to tell us what it means for the search operation that's going on right now. it starts with little things. tiny changes in the brain.
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that area where they think they may have detected ping from the black box, turned out to be nothing at all? >> i think it's important because it's a matter of trust as well. it was a great deal of expectation raised when all four pings were picked up. but there were some caveats. the two pings that they're now dismissing came in at much lower kilowatts. they were 27.5 as opposed to 37.5. and now that the new team that's looking at it, the australians, the chinese, the americans, the brits and the malaysians, they've now said probably not, we're going to focus on the pings of april 5th. >> but the discrepancy -- they knew there was a different number for the kilohertz. they knew that from the beginning. but they said maybe if they were so deep under water, the water could effect what you are picking u. they thought it might be the real thing. still might be the real thing. there's no reports putting a high-ranking australian investigator, it sounds, at
least two of them, sounds like it's not coming necessarily from these black boxes. >> are they looking in areas, should they be looking in other areas where it is ocean might be teacher and the bluefin can't go deep enough and they need new devices to come in there and search in that area if it's below the capability of the bluefin. >> our correspondent interviewed angus houston, the australian who's in charge of this investigation. let's listen to this. >> do you think something could be found within the next month? >> i guess what we're doing is pursuing the lead that we have at the moment. we need to pursue that lead to its conclusion. if we found something, i'd be overvoied. if we don't, we go on to the next phase of the search. >> that doesn't sound exactly optimistic. >> it's not optimistic.
from the beginning, we've said, this is going to be months, perhaps years. this is -- they've got the search where the pings were. if it does not prove out, then they're in for a very long time. and they're going to be using t towed rays, it's going to be slogging on month after month. >> it comes on the heels of an article by ari schulman in which he said that inmarsat, those pings from the satellite, those handshakes as they were called, they may be way off base as well. >> he said that, and then admitted their opinion is based on a lack of all of the facts as well. so they don't have all of the material that the analysts have that came to the conclusions in the first place about the inmarsat data. so there's still a question there. because he's putting the caveat of we don't have all of the information, but we think the information is wrong. >> because if all of this new information that's coming out
raising questions about the inmarsat satellite, that southern arc into the southern indian ocean, now the information about the black boxes and the pings, if all that turns out to be accurate, this new information, they really are starting from scratch. they haven't found anything yet. they haven't even heard any pings. >> that's true. i've spoken to investigators over the weekend. they still have a very high degree of confidence in the work that they've done on the inmarsat. they believe they're in the right location. as tom indicated, they may not have the equipment necessary to find the wreckage. it may be deeper than where the bluefin can go. >> peter, tom, thanks very much. we'll continue to watch this story. still to come, donald sterling says he's sorry. so what is his wife saying about the racist comments, the expected sale of the last clippers? we're going to hear her take. stand by. later, newly released excerpts of hillary clinton's upcoming memoir.
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welcome back. i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. donald sterling says he was baited into making those racist comments. the comments eventually got sterling banned for life by the nba. he says he's sorry but he also seems ready to accept his fate at the hands of his fellow nba owners. here's what he told anderson cooper in an exclusive interview with cnn. >> the vice president of the nba players association, roger mason, he said the players won't accept anyone in the sterling family owning the clippers, not you, not your wife, not your son-in-law, not your daughter. do you believe that? >> i really don't know. the people that are going to decide my fate i think are not
the media and not the players union but the nba. >> the owners? >> pardon me? >> the owners? >> the owners. if the owners feel i deserve another chance, then they'll give it to me. >> our brian taught is joining us now. brian, donald sterling is talking now for the first time to anderson. shelly sterling, she also gave her other tv interview. she's making some bold statements. >> she really is. she told barbara walters of abc news she was horrified when she first heard about those comments. that her estranged husband had made to investment stiviano. specifically to the question that walters asked her is donald sterling a racist, here is her response. >> it was horrible when i heard it. i mean, it was just degrading. and it made me sick to hear it. but as far as racist, i don't really think he is a racist. >> have you discussed these remarks at all with your husband?
>> he saw the tape. and he said, i don't remember saying that. i don't remember ever saying those things. >> what did you think then? >> that's when i thought he has dementia. >> really? >> yeah. >> now, we have tried to get comment from donald sterling to that remark by his estranged wife that she thinks he might have dementia. we've not been able to get comment. shelly sterling says of course she's going to try to fight the nba's decision to oust her as part owner of the clippers. >> on the dementia issue, there are some i guess studies that people who are dementia, early stages, midstages, they do sometimes say some really clearly outrageous things. >> it certainly is possible. i spoke with a psychiatrist on the phone who said that as far as, you know, it's called a coarsening of the personality. there might be some things you thought in your mind when you were younger that you self-censored that could come
out. he said it's because your frontal lob frontal lobes, part of your brain responsible for mental judgment, are not working as well. so it's possible to repress racist thoughts in your mind when you were younger but they may come out necessarily when you were older. if you didn't have any racist thoughts, could they make you say something racist? i'm told by a psychiatrist that's possible but unlikely. >> as far as the nba saying they're kicking her husband out for life so he can't own the team, she says she doesn't accept this notion that she at the same time can be kicked out. she's ready to fight that. >> she's ready to fight it. here's a statement from her attorney. quote, we do not agree with the league's self-serving interpretation of its constitution, its application to shelly sterling or its validitity under these unique circumstances. california law and the united states constitution trump any such interpretation. that seeps to be basically telling the nba from shelly sterling and her attorney, you can try to do this, but we're
going to fight you and we'll probably take it to court. >> we'll see how far it gets. all right, brian, thanks very much. i know you're working the story. you can see the entire donald sterling interview later tonight on anderson cooper 360, 8:00 p.m. eastern. just ahead, hillary clinton's new book won't be released until next month but revealing excerpts show the critical role her mother played in her life. brianna keilar standing by live. k you'll need when you retire? then we gave each person a ribbon to show how many years that amount might last. i was trying to, like, pull it a little further. [ woman ] got me to 70 years old. i'm going to have to rethink this thing. it's hard to imagine how much we'll need for a retirement that could last 30 years or more. so maybe we need to approach things differently, if we want to be ready for a longer retirement. ♪
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lot of attention, a lot of attacks. this is obviously a noncontroversial topic. hillary clinton's mother. hillary talks a lot about the kind of growandmother that her m was as she gets ready for that step in her life as well. it's the first look inside hillary clinton's highly anticipated memoir, a revealing moment to her mother in an audio excerpt released on "vogue's" website for mother's day. >> no one did more to shape the person i became. >> reporter: clinton says her mother stressed social justice as she raised the future first lady and secretary of state. sent to live with severe grandparents who locked her in her room for a year as punishment for trick or treating. leaving at 14. striking out on her own. clinton asked her how she survived. >> i'll never forget how she replied, at critical points in my life, somebody showed me a kindness, she said.
>> reporter: by contrast, clinton said her mother always gave her unconditional love and support, including after she lost her campaign for president. >> having her so close became a source of great comfort to me. especially in the difficult period after the end of the 2008 campaign. i'd come home from a long day at the senate or the state department, slide in next to her at the small table in our breakfast nook and let everything just pour out. >> reporter: and when her mother died in 2011, clint on said she longed for one more conversation, one more hug. she also said she felt moved to take the advice she's sure her mother would give. >> never rest on your laurals. never quit. never stop working to make the world a better place. that's our unfinished business. >> reporter: clinton doesn't say if that unfinished business includes another try for the white house. >> a lot of her book is going to be about her tenure at the state department when she was
secretary of state during those four years. several critics now, including marco rubio, might run for president himself, they're beginning to pounce, saying her tenure was a disaster. listen to this. >> i'm sure she's going to go out bragging about her time in the state department. she's also going to have to be held accountable for its failures, whether it's the failed reset in russia or the failure in benghazi that actually cost lives. if you look at the diplomacy, it has failed everyone in the world. if she's going to run on her record as secretary of state, she's also going to have to answer for its massive failures. >> that's the word a lot of republicans are using. >> it's certainly in the eyes of beholder i think when it comes to what her tenure at the statemestate department is. that's going be to the controversial part of the book. a lot of it being benghazi. when she came out of the state department, for many assessments, it was seen as a positive for her.
managed to erase a lot of the stain of her poorly managed campaign in 2008. but it's been very colored by benghazi. americans were killed, including the ambassador. republicans are certainly taking aim at that. either way you cut it, this is going to be big in 2016. voters when they're polled think this is one of her best assets. when you're looking at it in terms of politics, it is smart politics for republicans to be trying to chip away at what voters consider to be a positive. it's just beginning. >> thanks very much, brianna keilar reporting. let's take a closer look now at how the markets are doing today. these are live pictures. it's up about 104 points. the dow jones industrials hitting a record high today. we'll be watching retailers for some signs of life in the economy. jcpenney, among other, they'll be reporting earnings. we'll watch. right now, the markets up.
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boko haram's leader also says that this video, this is the video of the kidnapped girls. if true, it would be the first sighting since their abduction. the footage shows the girls dressed in muslim head dresses reciting the coe ining the kora. it does offer some hope that the girls have not yet been sold or separated. they are together at least in this video. let's go to ukraine. an overwhelming vote for independence. around 90% of the people in two regions of eastern ukraine voted to break from the government in kiev. vote is being disputed by ukraine's central government. in moscow, they say, and i'm quoting, moscow respects the will of the referendum and hopes it will proceed along civilized
lines. joining us is atika shubert. are there questions, and i assume there are plenty, about the legitimacy of this entire vote? >> definitely. kiev has said it's legitimate, it doesn't accept the results. we at a polling station saw plenty of voting irregularity. we caught on camera several of them, people putting multiple ballots into the ballot box. was it out and out voter fraud? we really can't say. for whatever reason, there were a lot of irregularities that we saw. certainly calls into question the validity of this referendum. but it hasn't stopped the donetsk people's republic. they have declared independence from ukraine and are turning to moscow, appealing to russia, to make donetsk a part of the russian federation. we haven't had a forr aformal re from moscow but clearly donetsk is hoping for action from
putten. >> atika, what happens next in these regions? >> well, this is the big question, is moscow going to say yes, you can be part of the russian federation? will they opt for something else like putting peacekeepers in here? if not, it goes into this limbo. there's an increasing amount of violence and lawlessness on the street. just a few days ago, about an hour and a half away, several people were killed in it's tooing there. it's likely only to increase as the elections, the general elections, are to take place on may 25th. kiev insists this is the only way forward to resolve the crisis, but donetsk peoples republic said they're not going to have it, there will be no election, and there are concerns there could be a growing standoff until that election date. >> i know there's a huge standoff, atika, right now, but as far as violence is concerned, what's going on on the streets of some of these towns and cities in eastern ukraine,
between the government forces and the pro-russian elements? >> today and yesterday, during the referendum, it was relatively quiet. but you can feel the tension. there are still men walking on streets of donetsk carrying weapons, looking edgy and, frankly, a bit trigger happy. we saw extreme violence and really mob violence. it was just out of control. it's not as clear as ukrainian troops against pro russian groups. the police, for example, in mariopol, appear to be split in two. so it's become very complicated. it's going to be very difficult if those tensions continue to rise for ukraine to try to take any action at all. so how this is going to move forward is the big question. russia, clearly, has said that they're hoping for some sort of negotiated settlement, but it's not clear if any of the players will even sit at the negotiating
table. >> atika shubert, we'll stay in touch with you, thank you, atika. other news, a 700-day siege in the syrian city of homs is now over. rebel fighters have left the city. tens of thousands of people who live there, they are going back home. but what they're coming to, that home, is a devastated area. much of the city right now is in ruins. many see it, potentially at least, as a new beginning. cnn's fred meet kin is the first western journalist there. >> reporter: in the ruins of the old town of homs, a mass migration. as thousands enter this battle-scarred neighborhood, either to come back in or to get their belongings out. very little seemed salvageable. that doesn't stop residents from trying. he and his workers are
>> of course it was awful, he says, when the fighting started, i had to get out of here. i have not been back in two and a half years. only a few days after rebel fighters left the old town the clean up effort is already underway. even as the sirrian army says it is still clearing streets and buildings. >> the authorities are moving very quickly to open this place up again. we can see that all the buildings are absolutely destroyed. it shows the tragedy of what happens here and shows just how long it will take to rebuild the whole town.
>> they were crushed by sirrian security forces. then government forces launched a brutal campaign including heavy shelling and a siege. finally both sides agreed to a truce. a deal these government soldiers say they endorse. >> i think it was the best thing to do. it gives the people a chance to come back and start rebuilding their rooifs. with so many killed and wounded, there are no winners but many people returning back are still optimistic that maybe there is a new chance for a renewed beginning.
>> it's been nearly a decade since anthony bordine has set foot in russia. >> so you went to russia. you had not been to russia for quite a while. >> i try to space out my trips. i have a hard time with the drinking. making friends, getting people to open up, it requires a lot of drink and more than i can be comfortable with. >> you can drink a fair amount. >> a bottle a day of vodka, it has an effect. i need time in between shows. >> how long has it been? >> a few years. you get a sense of what it's like to live in putin russia. it's his. >> do you find it very different from the russia you had visited
previously? >> you really feel any -- an earlier trips any notion that this is a functioning democracy is a joke. they kill journalists there. they're happy to do it. it's okay. >> people get killed in business dealings there. >> there is a line. everyone we spoke to comes up against the line. when you start talking about corruption and putin's possible connection to corruption, you can see it in their eyes. a real fear. we spoke with, you know, what billionaire there is a couple of those. bad things happen to you when you cross vladimir putin.
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hour ago. the washington monument is back op. thanks very much for watching. i will be back r5:00 p.m. eastern. newsroom with brooke baldwin starts right now. >> thank you so much. we begin with this. >> the 80-year-old billionaire said he was wrong to say what he did. he implies that he has been taken advantage of, complicating matters