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and it will be dry this weekend. >> dry this weekend. we'll take that. thanks for watching, everyone. there's the rain. have a good one. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com ♪ good morning to our viewers on the west. it's friday, april 22, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." the world honors the musical reign of prince after the iconic musician's sudden death. stevie wonder, sheila e., join us to reflect on prince and the genius behind his music. president obama begins his european tour by dining with queen elizabeth, but the timing of his visit is very controversial. we begin this morning with today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> dear beloved, we're gathered
here today for this thing called life. >> remembering an iconic musical genius, prince. >> he's still here in his spiritual form and we love him. >> what a thing to be alive when prince was making music. we are all incredibly lucky. >> small gesture of respect tonight, we'd like to change the set in his honor. ♪ purple rain >> it's like it's not even real. this man is irreplaceable as a human being, as an artist. >> i wish all of you the best on this fascinating journey. it ain't over. peace. >> donald trump hitting the campaign trail. >> we're winning by a lot.
>> president obama has arrived in britton. >> it will be the last time he comes here as the president of the united states. >> arrieta has done it again! >> all that -- >> music fans around the world remembering prince. >> landmarks around the country glowing in purple. the cast of broadway's "hamilton" remembered prince, jennifer hudson's nod to the icon alongside her cast. >> all of that matters. >> you've got to see prince up close, right? >> yeah, his assistant walked up this close to my face and was like, prince would like to invite you to his house. oh, my god! >> he did that to my wife. >> on "cbs this morning." >> prince wrote and many of us hummed along with the lyrics. in this life things are much harder in the after world. in this life you're on your own. ♪
this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota, let's go places. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." we are remembering a towering figure in the world of music. prince was a self taught genius, who created his own rules. ♪ ♪ see you laughing in the purple rain ♪ ♪ purple rain ♪ purple rain >> so good. prince's electric and captivating style was on full display during his iconic performance of "purple rain" during the 2007 super bowl. he was one of the most daring artists of his era. >> the grief and tribute
stretches from outside his home in minneapolis to all around the world. the cause of his death still remains a mystery this morning. our coverage begins in minnesota at prince's paisley park compound. jamie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. prince fans would often show up for impromptu concerts at paisley park, now they are paying respects to the larger than life rock star, but for minnesota fans, it's not just about remembering the musical icon's life, but also celebrating it. ♪ purple rain ♪ purple rain ♪ this is what it sounds like when doves cry ♪ >> reporter: on the streets of minneapolis last night, thousands of fans celebrated prince as he would have wanted them to, with a sing-a-long. and an all-night dance party. >> love prince, i mean, the guy could play every instrument, he brought a lot of other artists
with him, i mean, and no one could do a slow song like prince. ♪ >> reporter: thursday morning the rock icon was found unresponsive inside an elevator at his famous paisley park home. >> call it paisley park, 7801 audubon road. person down, not breathing. >> reporter: paramedics performed cpr but were unable to revive the singer. a transcript from a 911 call shows an unidentified male phoned in the emergency, telling the dispatcher, we're at prince's house and the person is dead here, but the caller struggled to figure out the exact address. >> he really impacted my life in profound, meaningful ways. >> reporter: the sudden death shocked fans, who attended a dance party at his estate just last saturday. >> he sounded kind of frail, you know, he didn't sing or anything, just talked a little bit.
>> reporter: prince had been reportedly battling illness recently. earlier this month he postponed a concert in atlanta, but felt healthy enough to put on a make-up show last friday. ♪ purple rain >> reporter: it would be his final big performance. on the flight home his plane made an emergency landing in illinois. his publicist said it was the flu and he was taken to a hospital for treatment. ♪ tributes poured in soon after his death thursday. madonna tweeted, "a true visionary, what a loss." president obama called the artists, "one of the most gifted artists of our time." dez met prince in 1969 after he answered an ad in a local newspaper. he'd go on to play the guitar solo in the smash hit "little red corvette." >> when trends came and went, he didn't go with them, didn't
chase them, which is what icons do, they don't chase trends, they create them and embody them. >> reporter: prince's cause of death is still under investigation. the medical examiner has received his body and will perform an autopsy later on today. >> thank you, jamie. still so hard to believe. thank you very much. prince never stopped making music or influencing other artists during his nearly four decade career. he released 39 studio albums, the most recent in december. anthony mai son is here to show us his reign over the music industry. >> at 5'2", prince wasn't a large physical presence and during his rare interviews he often came off as shy, but his persona and influence grew to fill whatever space he occupied. ♪ with a sound that danced between rock, soul, and funk, he'd become one of the '80s most influential artists.
i didn't dress like anybody, i didn't look like anybody, i didn't sound like anybody, prince once said. why do what everybody else is doing? with his grinch-like grin, prince seduced his audience and flirted with controversy. an audacious persona, daring anyone to define him. his musicianship was astounding, a self taught virtuoso on guitar, keyboards, and drums. he played all 27 instruments on his debut album. after honing his sound at minneapolis' first avenue nightclub, prince broke through in 1979 with "i want to be your lover." >> prince! ♪ i want to be your lover >> four years later he became one of the first black artists to get regular play on mtv.
it was off the album "1999," the record which made prince a superstar. but his followup took him into the stratosphere. ♪ only want to see you laughing in the purple rain ♪ >> purple rain would sell more than 20 million copies worldwide and become one of the defining albums of the decade. it won two grammys and an oscar for the quasi autobiographical film prince himself starred in. restlessly prolific, prince wrote hits for himself and other artists. in the '90s, prince famously changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol during a well publicized contract dispute
with his record label, warner bros. >> warner bros. granted me that freedom and i thank them for that. >> in 2004 in his first year of eligibility he was inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame. >> when i first started out in this music industry, i was most concerned with freedom. freedom to produce, freedom to play all the instruments on my record, freedom to say anything i wanted to. >> his performance later that night on george harrison's "while my guitar gently weeps" is considered one of the most epic guitar solos of all time. as alicia keys said in her induction speech then, there have been many kings -- >> but there is only one prince. >> that guitar solo almost never happened. olivia harrison, george's widow, wanted only george's friends to play on the song, but she
relented and the result was one of the greatest nights in that event's history. >> thanks, anthony. prince's friends and peers describe him as a provocative and innovative musical genius. kevin frazier knew prince well and joins us now from los angeles. kevin, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. you know, he was one of those guys that he was a fascinating and smart man, but he also threw the greatest parties, and that is something that stars and hollywood love to attend. his parties were amazing, and he would play all night long and all different kinds of music. i remember walking in one night and there was a mariachi band playing and he launched into latino music for a while before playing rock & roll, and everyone would come out and listen for hours, but if you were going to go, you had to be ready to be there into the wee hours of the morning.
i remember dragging my wife out at 3:00 a.m., couldn't pull my best friend out, he was going to stay. when he finally got home at 6:00 a.m., after prince played they served pancakes. >> everyone there would say it was certainly worth it. what can you tell us about health issues he may have had? he told a crowd last week, wait a few days before you waste any prayers. what are you hearing about any health issues? >> that's the thing, there is so much speculation as to what really happened to prince. i don't know what exactly led to his death, but i do know that he had health issues. he had hip replacement surgery in 2010 and people close to prince tell me he struggled with painkillers due to his hip and ankle issues. he recently cancelled a couple of shows, and for him to miss a performance, something was drastically wrong, and we will learn more when the autopsy results come out. but the hip and ankle issues were a problem for him for so
long, and for a man who loved to move and dance so much, it really bothered him. >> kevin, what did you think when you first heard the news yesterday? >> i was devastated. honestly, gayle, at first i didn't think it was true. someting happened to someone at paisley park, but i didn't believe it was him. he almost seemed invincible and you know, the first prince party i attended, you were there and i remember just being in awe of the man, but then when you were around him and sat down and had dinner and talked to him, he just wanted to talk about what was going on in the world, so he would sit down with professors, politicians, all kinds of people to understand what was going on, and that was the man he really was and he cared deeply about his community. >> what's interesting is the way we define ourselves so it hurts so much more when artists die. because they have helped us understand the world we live in and who we are, but the music stays and the art stays, and
that's why it's so important to take note of someone who defines us. >> so true. >> kevin frazier, thank you so much. i know "entertainment tonight" will bring full coverage this evening on the death of prince, so check your local listings. coming up, stevie wonder will be with us as we celebrate prince's life and career here on "cbs this morning." donald trump's top strategist is saying they'll see a different candidate. donald trump is ready to reach out to a wider range of voters, rejected convention rule changes that could have improved other candidates' chances. major garrett is in hollywood, florida, where the rnc spring meeting continues today. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump did not come here to butter up the delegates. ted cruz and john kasich did and delegates we spoke to were divided on trump's access. others said trump has an
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i'm going to be so presidential that you people will be so bored. >> we're going to get closer next tuesday. >> manfred's intention. >> there's something that you're going to try to communicate tonight to soften that sense of either skepticism or in a couple of cases hostility? >> well, we're talking to them, explaining what donald trump's position is. what he's talking about is creating transparency between elections and how delegates are selected. >> members of the rnc rules committee took no action on proposed changes, cautious not to inflame an already intense situation. >> we have unpredictable candidates in the race and nobody knows what's going to happen. >> there is an undercurrent of tension here. delegates we talked to are very nervous about the possibility of violence at the july convention, either on the convention floor or around the arena itself and there's also talk about death threats to delegates who publicly back either cruz or trump, and for that reason some
state party chairman urge delegates to remain neutral to avoid scrutiny and quite possibly something worse. >> thank you, major. president obama is in england this morning. queen elizabeth and prince philip welcomed the president and first lady. margaret brennan is in london. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the official reason for this visit by the president and first lady is lunch with the queen to celebrate her 90th birthday, but the timing is very controversial. the president is helping prime minister david cameron win a tough upcoming vote. he's trying to convince britains to stay members of the e.u., the 28-nation club that binds european countries together. in an op-ed today the president wrote, "as your friend, let me say that the e.u. makes britain even greater." but skeptics are accusing mr. obama of being a bully, writing, "the u.s. guards its democracy with more hysterical jealousy
than any other country on earth. it's a breathtaking example of the principle do as i say but not as i do." the president is going to hold a press conference later today to emphasize the special relationship and the obamas will end the day having dinner with the duke and dutchess of cambridge, better known as will and kate. charlie? >> margaret, i will see you in germany on monday. i'll interview the president there in hannover. you can see it here on tuesday on "cbs this morning." the entire conversation will be on my pbs program on tuesday night. >> something to look forward to next week. forecasters say in houston will finally get a break from the rain this weekend. more thunderstorms hit areas already under water after a week of heavy raining. the flooding is blamed for eight deaths in the houston area, all were drivers trapped in their cars by the rising water. officials are releasing water from two reservoirs to release
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apartment buildings burned san francisco's mission district. good morning. it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. 27 people need a new place to stay after two apartment buildings burned in san francisco's mission district. the fire broke out yesterday morning at 17th street. no one was hurt. the vta is celebrating earth day by offering free rides all day. that includes all buses and light rail trains and if you take a selfie on board you could win a $50 gift card. coming up on "cbs this morning," remembering the life of prince. legendary singer and songwriter stevie wonder joins the conversation. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,
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♪ ♪ purple rain ♪ ♪ purple rain ♪ purple rain >> the hair standing up on the back of your neck, you got goose bumps, that's jennifer hudson and the cast of "the color purple" on broadway with a rendition of the song "purple rain." welcome back to "cbs this morning." that's pretty powerful, isn't it? >> just gorgeous. >> you can feel that. >> absolutely. >> coming up in this half hour, stevie wonder is standing by right now with a musical instrument called the arpeggio.
>> plus, congress takes us inside the roles of high pressure fundraising and his plan to take lawmakers out of the game. the 60 minutes investigation into dialing for dollars. some of this morning's headlines, the los angeles times reports it cost the fbi more than $1 million to hack the iphone used by the san bernardino gunman. the fbi did not say who broke apple's code. >> sears holdings closing dozens of stores to cut costs, 68 k mart and super k mart stores and ten sears stores will close in 27 states starting in late july. this is a plan to cut up expenses. it's not known how many workers will be laid off. >> the army times reports an investigation into a training
mishap, slipped loose from parachutes in germany. no one was hurt. an army spokesman says several rehearsals and inspections proceeded the drill. >> nba commissioner adam silver says the league's next all-star game will be moved out of the city if a controversial north carolina law is not changed. silver did not set a deadline for a decision. critics say the state's law limits antidiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. britain issued a travel advisory earlier this week about that law and similar measure in mississippi. prince is being celebrated today for his solo work and collaborations with other artists, including the iconic stevie wonder. they performed in 2010 and many other times. prince spoke about wonder's influence in a 1999 interview
with larry king. >> a lot of people knew about me, because i used stevie wonder as an inspiration. i look up to him a great deal for the way that he crafted music and his connection to the spirit. and, boy, back then i used him as a role model in trying to play all the instruments and be very self contained and keep my vision clear, so word spread very quickly about what i could do. >> we are so honored to be joined by stevie wonder in los angeles very early this morning. thank you so much, we really appreciate this, because we all know what prince meant to you. we really appreciate you joining us this morning. i want to start with this. so many people say prince influenced them, but yet we heard prince say you were the one that influenced him. what does that mean to you and how are you remembering him today? >> well, first of all, i'm very
happy to be here with you. nothing is too early. too soon, to celebrate the greatness of a man who did so much for the music world, as well as for the consciousness of caring about people as did he. and as far as him saying i influenced him, he influenced me, too. >> how so? >> i always wanted to play the guitar, so i found this instrument about three years ago. and said i'm going to have a similar kind of sound just based on me liking the guitar and liking what it was to be a way of expressing music. so for those learning how to
play instruments, we're challenged because instruments are like various colors that a person that is a painter on the canvas will use colors to create the essence of what they want to say. >> stevie, charlie rose here. talk about genius. you understand genius, you are genius. what was it about prince's genius? >> the marriage of his love for music, the marriage of his love for humankind, the marriage of his love for equality, the fact that he was not afraid. he did not ever allow his dreams to be put to sleep based on fear. and so, you know, when i cry, every tear is for all those various reasons. you know, songs are like the
memories. so i remember a few years ago going to his concert on my birthday, and it was so exciting to be able to perform with him. i didn't know it was going to happen, but we got him on stage and jammed together and we've done that a few times. we talked about paris, but most of all i just loved his heart. and i just wish that the world, everyone, no matter culture, ethnicity, or religion, you take a moment to remember how irresponsible we all are by not following the direction of people that are talking about, listen, let's have a day, a week, a month, a lifetime of love. it's not impossible. >> stevie, the obit in the new york times is so beautifully
written, his music was a cornucopia of ideas, triumphantly, brilliantly ka kaleidoscopic. how do you think his vision was different from others? >> he was far more daring. as much as, you know, people talk about we didn't know too much about his personal life, it's not important, but most of all you need to know what he wants to do and what he's doing to make a difference. that's the most important thing, that he wore his sincerity on his sleeve and you could feel it. that's the most important thing. >> stevie, people said that he was so interested in social justice. you two had many conversations about that, didn't you? >> we did. you know, when you think about there's some over 300 million or more guns in america, and that we're not doing anything to really make a difference, we talked about that. we talked about, obviously, black lives matter and reality is, it's a very simple thing.
the beginning of all civilization started in africa, so, of course, black lives matter in the beginning of civilization. so all of you are children, and so i think we feel our children need to stop acting up. >> well, we're really glad you came and brought a musical instrument and you are stevie wonder. are you game for a musical tribute? >> well, you know what, i surely can't sing one of prince's songs. just a little bit, maybe. ♪ ♪ purple rain ♪ purple rain ♪ purple rain ♪ purple rain ♪ purple rain ♪ purple rain ♪ only want to see you standing
laughing in purple rain ♪ ♪ i can't, you know? it's hard. >> stevie, that's beautiful. what's your favorite memory of him, before we go? you spent many times together. give us one. >> a couple things that i did he kind of produced a thing i did, did a kind of remix of that and played on it and did the whole thing over. it was released in certain things. not all over. then he, obviously, played on the song. and i just remember, you know, everything, i'm going back remembering more and more and more and just celebrating his life and his talent and his kind heart through the tears that we all cry. >> all feeling today. stevie, again, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> celebrating his life. ♪
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dealing without there so making it extra busy on the freeways especially the south bay. 101, slow ride. 280 slow in saratoga accident will delays. north 280 at edgewood in the peninsula one lane blocked in the northbound side also getting word of an accident near 380 on the southbound side of 280 just before 35 rather looks like they have something blocking the three lane through there so that's going to slow you down. nimitz freeway one of our hot spots, northbound 238 to the maze 15 minutes from a couple of earlier accidents. roberta? >> our live hi-def doppler radar has been picking up rain from the north bay into the santa clara valley. this is is where we have moderate to heavy downpours. windsor to inverness. this is sfo with over an hour delay on some arriving flights. 50s and low 60s.
♪ good morning to ou viewers in the west. it is friday, april 22nd, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more news ahead, including the transformative career of a music icon. we'll talk to sheila e., a woman who knew prince, worked with him and loved him. here's today's eye opener. >> they're show ug up to pay their respect to the larger than life rock star. >> his persona grew to fill whatever space he occupied. >> what did you think when you heard the news? zbli didn't think it was true.
i didn't believe it was him. >> so much more when artists die but the music stays and the art stays and that's why it's so important to take note of someone who defines himself. >> trump is the number one -- >> well the official reason for this visit by the president and this first lady is lunch with the queen to celebrate her 90 et birthday. but the timing is controversial. >> you are steve vi wonder. are you game for a musical tribute. >> i truly can sing one of prince's songs. maybe just a little bit. ♪ ♪ purple rain purple rain ♪ purple rain purple rain ♪ purple rain purple rain
♪ i only want to see you standing -- >> prince is being remembered as one of the most creative influential artists of his era of his sudden enexplained death. ♪ that is "let's go crazy" where he sings don't let the elevator bring you down. ie chronically he was found unresponsive inside an elevator at his paisley park home. he was 57. >> prince inspired other artists for 40 years and some shared their biggest inspiration. elton john called him a true genius. bruno mars said this, prince, you're one of my heroes and no one can tell me other ways, not even you.
he posted a note from prince saying quote, may your only heros be god and yourself. >> alicia keys said prince was a genius. he showed us we had no limits. she spoke at his induction into the rock and roll hall of fame. >> i've never wanted to be anyone else besides myself. because of his music my music has wings to be different. he's the inspiration that generations will return to until the end of time. >> we look at prince's towering influence. vlad, good morning. >> good morning. prince was an artist who strived to express his creativity in as many ways as possible and that's why his passing is such a loss and why he'll continue to be an inspiration. ♪ prince pushed the boundaries of
his own creativity. >> he was an incredible producer, incredible guitar player, pooh player, incredible dancer. >> it was prince's effort to do anything and everything with such creative and innovative skill that inspired his peers. ♪ justin timberlake says prince is somewhere within every song i've ever written. ♪ in a magazine interview, beyonce said performing with prince was life changing. that night wii was in a trance. completely free. ♪ >> jimmy jam collaborated with prince since they were teenagers. >> he made everybody better at what it was they did and made them able to do things and achieve things that they
wouldn't have been able to do without his influence. ♪ prince's unashamed on stage sexuality paved the way for other artists like madonna to express themselves. ♪ >> one thing i tried to keep sensuality in my music. it was never done in a spirit of massageny or meanness. >> what you're seeing is his bravery in terms of being himself. i think artists really respond to and are inspired by that freedom and truth to one's self. >> when we get too tied down to anything on earth, be it a name, a body, a lifestyle, that's the road to ruin. ♪ >> billboards jam said prince's influence will be greater than ever. the attention to his music following his death will lead
more people to listen to him. >> sheila e., the recording artist this morning is in minneapolis where she went immediately to pay our respects. sheila e., good morning. >> you flew immediately to minneapolis. but you knew the man. we've been talking about the genius. tell us about the man. >> he was incredible person, very talented. and as everyone has said so far, he was a genius. and the music that he created and what he's done and left in his legacy of music for the fans is something that all of us will never ever forget. his music will live on forever. >> what was the personal attraction that drew you to him and his sense of presence? >> well we both loved a lot of the same music, same artists. we were both very competitive.
we like a lot of the same things. and we figured out we became friends very quickly when we first met. he had been following my career and we just liked a lot of the same things, you know, and we were able to, you know, sit in a room or at the studio and record for hours on end, even days at a time. and just have fun. >> you wrote in your book that you were on stage and you two were performing and you looked over and he proposed to you. tell us about that, what you said. how that happened. >> we were performing and i was playing drumming at that time. you know, there's moments for those who are musicians, we get in a place of a transalmost. i was playing purple rain, one
of his favorite songs and a lot of times it would make me cry. we were so into it sometimes we'd open our eyes and forget we were in front of 20,000 or 30,000 people. i opened my eyes and looked at him, he looked at me and asked me to marry him at that moment. >> i want more. i would like to know what it was like as a couple. you two were a couple. a very high profile relationship. what was he like, that part of him? was he funny? was he engaging? what was his like? >> was he sexy? >> yeah, that's right. >> he had a great sense of humor. i don't know. we did a lot of things together. went to the movies. we loved sports so we always played basketball, ping-pong, pool. we did a lot of things that people do. and whatever normal might be.
>> sounds like things i would like to do. >> anthony mason described him earlier as restlessly prolific. you say he was a work ahallic. how did he spend his days? >> just depends on how he felt. you know, sometimes especially on the road, we would stop somewhere and just go to the movie or hang out and do something. and then go to sound check. you know, and then again, yes, a workaholic. we would sometimes go and stop at a recording studio just to record before we'd get to the next show. >> why did you feel i have to be in minneapolis this morning? why was that important to you? what is happening there? >> well, yesterday morning when i found out, i immediately called my manager, gilbert, who was with me at the time, and i said, we've got to go back home. i called it home, i said, we've got to go back to minneapolis. we have to find out what's
happening. you know, i just felt that i needed to be here. and i felt that he would want me to be here. >> have you heard exactly what happened, sheila? there's so much speculation and rumor. have you heard exactly what happened to him? >> we're still waiting on a lot. i do know a lot. there's things i can't talk about. i really wanted to just share my -- any time that i got a chance to speak with anyone was really to share the great moments and the great music and great person he ,,
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the key to the case was her strange behavior while in custody. here's a preview. >> on october 12th, 2012, shana huber shot her on again/off again boyfriend six times. >> 911? >> ma'am, i have -- killed my boyfriend in self-defense. >> police escorted shana to the station where for almost three hours the 21-year-old told anyone who would listen that she shot 29-year-old ryan because she felt her life was in danger. >> i had my head banged into a few different things. and i picked up the gun and shot him. >> but prosecutor michelle snodgrass doesn't buy it. investigators were almost immediately suspicious because of shana's bizarre behavior that night. how do you respond to what we're looking at here as a woman in shock? >> someone who is in shock does not pirouette.
within hours of putting six bullets into ryan poston and watching him die, she danced and sang. ♪ how sweet the sound she was putting on a show. she was snapping her fingers and saying, i did it. >> i did it. yes, i did it. if you go to jail, are you allowed to keep your phone? >> the state believes that this was cold-blooded murder and that the motivating factor was shana's relentless obsession with the handsome lawyer. ryan's friend, allie wagner. >> i think she had a goal in the beginning to make him settle down with her. when she wasn't becoming successful, that became a problem. >> as shana became more possessive, ryan's exasperation grew. in a text to his cousin he wrote, this is getting to be restraining order-level crazy. by that fall of 2012,
authorities believe the situation had reached a breaking point. ryan had a date with this woman. >> ohio! >> and had told shana he didn't want to see her that weekend. >> in her mind, this was a failure of sorts. and shana didn't fail. >> she was moving when these shots were fired -- >> but the defense argues that ryan was the one with the violent temper, and shana's mother, sharon huber, says investigators are wrong about her daughter. >> shana hubers is not a murderer. no, she is not. >> peter van sant is with us. good morning. her behavior was so bizarre. >> it was classic obsessive behavior. she sent more than 100,000 social media messages to ryan over the course of about a year. and he kept wanting to break off this relationship, but she would haven't it. >> is this a case of cold-blooded murder?
>> she says no. she claims it was self-defense. ryan had several weapons at his apartment. she claims he had become enraged during the course of an argument, picked up a gun, was moving toward her. she grabs the gun, shoots him six times to end the threat. >> such a tragic story. peter, thank you very much. and you can watch peter van sant's full report "obsessed" on a two-hour edition tomorrow at 9:00, 8:00 central here on cbs. prince had the power to captivate even the biggest celebrities. his music and style helped shape a mysterious personality. l.a. reid explains why he was star struck in prince's presence. he's met everybody. that's coming up next on "cbs this morning." (war drums beating)
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i will always live in minneapolis. >> you will always live here? why? >> uh-huh. it's so cold, it keeps the bad people out. reference for life. that's very important. ego is one thing, and money is one thing. but reverence for life and service to others is the key to getting off this planet. i've been having to deal with a lot of things, getting teased a lot in school. and you know, early in my career, i tried to compensate for that by being as flashy as i could and as noisy as i could. and you know, i just looked, again, i look forward to this time in my life when i can reflect back on it. >> okay, so people think you're weird. they think you're strange. what do you want them to know? >> the music. >> incredibly reflective. >> yeah. ahead, more memories of prince and his music from producer l.a. reid, here in
studio 57. plus, it was william shakespeare wh your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's 8:25. time for some news headlines. in sillicon valley, they are celebrating earth day with a free ride on vta. you can ride the bus or light rail today for free. the agency is hoping to attract people who may not otherwise use public transportation. utility crews in san francisco are passing up a huge sinkhole -- patching up a huge 17-foot sinkhole that started yesterday at 5 p.m. officials think it will take two or three days to fix. a sewer break likely caused it. on "cbs this morning," the ceo of epic records looks back on the life and music of prince. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. windy conditions continue across the golden gate bridge. here's a live look there. we also are dealing with slick surfaces out there. so be careful as you work your way across the span. but as far as delays go you're doing all right south 101/580 into san francisco. north of there you will see delays south 101 through novato. let's jump over to the bay bridge. carquinez bridge to the maze, 42-minute ride for your drive time all approaches still very busy but it is easing up a bit. metering lights are on. slow across the span into san francisco. now, we have some bart delays to report. we are getting word of at least 10-minute delays on bart out of the east bay. the major delay now reported on
the richmond line in the fremont, richmond and millbrae direction due to earlier police activity. and ten-minute delays in downtown oakland in the fremont and millbrae directions due to an equipment problem on the tracks. traffic north 880 at bascom over to the right shoulder, 15 minutes to go from 280 to 237. >> it's raining on this earth day! what a gift. good morning, everyone. beneficial rainfall. the most right now appears to be over the northern portion of the bay area from cloverdale back in through santa rosa trailing over to inverness. and see that line anywhere from the sacramento area actually and all the way into fremont. we'll continue to see scattered showers throughout the day. and boy, sfo as a result of the showers and the low receiving, over an hour delay on some arriving flights. we are in the 50s and 60s. the cobweb wobbling around. the winds up to 16 in pleasanton. 12 in vallejo. 14-mile-an-hour winds today. 25-mile-per-hour gusts during the day. highs in the 60s. ,,,,,,,,
♪ what a thing to have been alive when prince was making music. we are all incredibly lucky. we will miss you, prince. you are truly one of a kind. >> we lost more than just a man. we lost an icon. we lost a leader. we lost in many aspects a genre. >> not many people are as influential enough to be known by one name let alone by one color. he was. in a small gesture of respect tonight, we'd like to change the set in his honor. [ applause ] >> we understand that, stephen colbert. no coincidence that we're
wearing the color purple in some way. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, more on the genius of prince. epic records chairman and ceo, hello, l.a. reid. >> what's happening? >> in our green room, studio 57. glad you're here. he's launched a lot of brilliant careers. he says that prince was his biggest influence. we'll ask him why. bringing shakespeare to the farthest corners of the world as we approach the 400th anniversary of his death. see how his words are being shared with audiences including syrian refugees. that is ahead. >> right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. canada's "windsor star" reports on the arrest of a man who allegedly posed as a high school student. jonathan nicola is believed to be 30 years old. he was a star on the catholic central high school basketball team in ontario. he is being detained for violating an immigration law. and "time" revisits an iconic sketch by comedian dave chappelle that inspired a prince song. in the skit, charlie murphy,
brother of eddie murphy, tells how he played a game of basketball against prince in 1985 after a night of partying. >> got a towel, man? it's kind of hot out here, man. >> why don't you purify yourself in the waters of lake minnetonka? in your face, charlie murphy. >> that's awesome. look at the pancakes. prince won by a landslide. he later confirmed the story was true. and after the game, of course he served murphy pancakes. in 2013, prince released a song called "breakfast can wait." the cover featured chappelle dressed as prince holding a plate of pancakes. >> that's what you call prince's pthere's an example right there. the world this morning is remembering prince and the huge energy that he brought to all of his performances. ♪ let me hear you scream ♪
>> prince put his musical prowess on display nine years ago at the super bowl halftime show. one person who knew the extent of his talents is epic records chairman and ceo l.a. reid. he tweeted last night, "this is what it sounds like when the world cries. prince, i already miss you." wow. "your melodies will live on forever." l.a. reid joins us right now in the studio. good to see you. >> great to see you guys celebrate the life of this great, this genius musician, artist, performer. as sad as i am, i'm happy that he's being celebrated. >> the more you hear and the more that you read about him, it's fascinating. did he like being odd and mysterious? >> i think prince really loved the theater of mystery, is how i put it, right. he understands the stage. he's on stage even when he's not on stage. he's always prince. when i was around him, he was always prince. there was never a moment that it was like, okay, we're going to take off the prince and just become rogers nelson.
always on. >> might it be a different prince each time or different times? >> he's a gemini. that comes with the -- that comes with the package. >> he was very different in that package we saw with tavis smiley. >> yeah because he can be, you know, reflective at times. you know, he was also really intelligent. he was equally as intelligent as he was talented. >> yeah. >> some him up musically. >> oh, my god. in so many ways -- i read earlier and i hope i don't mess this up, but that he was as defiant as james brown, as traditionally -- what is it -- as traditionally masculine as teddy pendergast, as electric as michael jackson. >> all in one. >> all in one. there were blues, there was jazz, there was rock, there was funk, there was gospel, right.
all in one. and yet the music was commercial. and huge big hit songs. one of a kind. >> he did it all. >> yeah. >> i keep thinking, too, of course his music, classic. but, too, the businessman. the way he battled with warner. he didn't like digital. didn't like streaming. describe that side of him. >> well, it's interesting because he was as comfortable talking to other performers as he was talking to lawyers. >> brilliant. >> we have a lawyer at sony, julie swidler, who spent so much time talking to prince about business and compulsory licensing. and he'll spend as much time doing that with comfort as he would with alicia keys, as a musician. he's just -- the greatest. i've said it many times.
i'm not saying it because we lost a great one, now me he's always been the greatest. you know, and no one's even close. >> you said he was a big influence on you. are you talking about your clothes, you talking about your music, your style -- >> he's an influence on my clothes today because i'm wearing my purple shirt, which is a little unusual -- >> back in the day. >> when we were kids, just learning to play, i shouldn't say kids, i was probably 20. and i had a band, and we found our way because we became prince fans. so we created a band completely centered around prince. and when we were playing in nightclubs, we had prince compositions and our own compositions. in truth we were a recording band. >> he died at 57. the last concert was prince on a stage alone at a piano. >> yeah. i mean, it is really pretty interesting. i mean, you know, in a lot of ways, it takes a great performer musician to even do that. most of us, you know, require so many props, so many others. he was so great that he could do
it by himself. the one thing that kind of spooked me about it all was he has a song called "let's go crazy." it says "don't let the elevator bring us down." >> and he died. >> one time privately he said, you know what the elevator is, right? i said no, what's the elevator. he said the elevator is the devil. scared me. i don't like to talk like that. he said that, and so for me, it was like really haunting when i rea that he was found in an elevator. >> what do you think he meant by that? >> did he have health problems? >> that i don't know. right? what i know is that he was really health conscious. he was a vegan. he didn't abuse alcohol. i didn't know of him abusing drugs. he worked out, you know. so that also really concerned me because it made me think, wow, you do all these things to take care of yourself and die so young? >> that's what's frightening to many people. >> frightening.
>> what about the androgyny? >> i think it was part of the theater. >> the theater of show business? >> the theater of show business. particularly in the era that prince became famous, late '70s, early '80s. >> didn't seem to deter women from prince. he had an amazing -- >> did you tell me he would steal other men's women? >> what i would tell you is, don't bring your girl around prince. i'll tell you that. huge mistake. a mistake. huge mistake. >> didn't he reach out to you recently about women? didn't me? >> yeah. gayle, that was private -- it's true, though. yeah. he called me once because he knew -- he knew i had a friendship with someone that was really beautiful. and he wanted to meet them. he called me, and he met them. >> good for prince is what i say. >> by the way, that was probably the last conversation i had with him. >> this man wrote "i wannabe
your lover" and "let's go crazy." >> we are pro that. and the unreleased music, more to come. l.a. reid, we're thrilled to have you here. thank you very much. >> glad to be here. thank you for celebrating the great one. thank you guys. >> thank you. ♪ up next, from a modern-day poet to how a theater company traveled nearly 200,000 miles to keep shakespeare alive after ,,
countlessms countless films have brought william shakespeare's world us to. tomorrow is the 400th anniversary of his death. celebrating with parades, fireworks, and open-air performances. we have more from shakespeare's globe theater in london with a tale of one remarkable tribute. >> reporter: he's held here as the greatest storyteller of all time. and shakespeare may be england's most successful export. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. and a welcome to the production of "hamlet." ♪ >> reporter: which is the simple aim of globe to globe. the challenge of taking "hamlet" on a two-year tour to every country in the world, there's the rub. they traveled 193,000 miles from afghanistan to zimbabwe, cuba to cameroon, tehran to thailand. 197 countries in all.
it was an idea globe creative director stumbled on after a few pints at the pub. >> it was a nicely stupid idea, we're going to go every country in the world. and you can say it in six or seven words. it catches on. >> reporter: it was too risky to get to syria, so they played to refugees in jordan when the tempest struck. >> the winds started whipping outside and it went thick yellow and orange. then it went completely black. we were in the middle of this biblical sandstorm. >> reporter: in rome, we caught up with naeem hyatt, one of two actors who play hamlet. >> equally invigorating, exciting, but also terrifying. to get to say "to be or not to be" every senate probably one of the most privileged position i think any actor can be in. >> reporter: that a long-dead
poet can transcend from high school reading to reach global audiences for 400 years is a testament to the bard storytelling. >> thousands of words he made up, thousands of phrases, dozens of ways of thinking, which is what language and phrases are. >> reporter: phrases like "break the ice," "in a pickle," "wild goose chase," "wear your heart on your sleeve," "love is blind," and a whole lot more. as "hamlet" closes this weekend, it's the final act for him, too. parting is such sweet sorrow after dedicating much of his life to shakespeare. well, not his entire life. shakespeare died at 52. you're retiring at 52. >> get out of here. >> reporter: was that part of your plan? >> no! >> reporter: well, his grandfather lived to 104. hopefully it's nothing to worry about.
the real festivities get underway this weekend. everyone's getting in on the act including the london underground. issued a special subway map that includes stops like king lear and lady macbeth. norah? >> thank you. learn something new every time, don't you? >> i did not know "in a pickle" was shakespeare. i thought that was my grandmother. need to do more shakespeare reading. >> next we'll look at all that matters this week. you're watching "cbs this morn,,,,,, ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> there is only one prince. ♪ don't have to be beautiful >> i just loved his heart. ♪ to turn me on >> he was an incredible person. very talented. ♪ there's no place like home. >> we don't have much of a race anymore. senator cruz is just about mathematically eliminated. >> victory was bigger than the polls projected with donald trump securing at least 89 of the 95 delegates up for grabs. despite his 16-point win. >> victory is in sight! president obama's fourth visit to saudi arabia. the tensions have never been quite this high. >> you said you wanted to get bin laden, and but. >> i feel the same way about the entire isil leadership. the power of the earthquake was enough to bring down this
bridge. scary moments in northwest houston. crews had to use boats. >> we panicked. we have a two-week-old. the water keeps raising. no records set on marathon monday. >> picked up. don't let them touch you! >> she never takes no for an answer. this ball boy -- it's awkward eating. >> you want to pick up just a little pasta here. >> okay. >> then eat as much as you want. [ laughter ] ♪ >> i'll do that. >> who loves you at this table? >> i don't know where you're standing, mark, but it looks great. >> that's right bieside our london offices. >> all right. we've got a table full of people. nobody wants to comment about marijuana day or something. >> that's a dopey story.
>> okay. >> i'll be here all week. what advice would you give anyone who wants to be a singer? >> gets a good lawyer. ♪ how exactly are you going break up the big banks? >> i'll go to the big bank, i'll sit them down, and yadda, yadda, yadda, they'll be broken up. >> acts more like me than i do. you had that itch on your back that you can't reach? guess what, it happens to lemurs, too. tom hanks, do you need scratching? there you go. >> okay. >> a young guy, i said, who is this grand funk meister that's going to take us to the revolution? ♪ >> i wish all of you the best on this fascinating journey. it ain't over. peace. [ applause ] ♪ purple rain ♪ purple rain purple rain ♪ ♪ purple rain oh purple rain ♪ ♪ purple rain
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's 8:55. time for some news headlines. uber is paying up to $100 million so drivers can't be deemed employees. the money settled lawsuits in california and massachusetts. drivers there will remain independent contractors without bargaining rights. the vta is celebrating earth day by offering free rides all day and that includes all buses and light rail trains. take a selfie on board and you could win a $50 gift card. let's go, roberta. >> good morning, everyone. yeah, let's go, right now -- or let's head to the beach where the coast is not clear. we have some gray skies. we have had some rain showers from the north bay all the way to the santa clara valley. our hi-def doppler radar still picking up the precipitation. that'sgoing to be the scenario through the day. lots of scattered showers
showers a possibility of an isolated thunderstorm and did i mention? it's breezy. 18-mile-an-hour winds in oakland. 12 in vallejo. 14 in napa. winds today southwest at 25. at the delta, wind advisory in effect for 45 miles per hour. wind gusts will be in the 60s today. it will feel colder than that due to the windy conditions when also the scattered showers. we'll make way from this area of low pressure we'll have nothing but sunshine dry skies saturday and sunday. we'll hang on to this weather pattern each day through wednesday. a slight chance of rain thursday. gianna in the house with the wet traffic report up next.
good morning from the traffic center. we have scattered showers out there which means your commute still pretty busy in some spots especially eastbound 580 at 90th. reports of an accident with lanes blocked. westbound 580 still crawling along as you work your way out of oakland if you are heading to the maze. just a heads up. it is easing up just a bit at the bay bridge, still slow. here's the nimitz freeway. it's been a struggle most of the morning. two accidents about an hour ago that really slowed things down. so your drive times are improving a bit. we are at 37 minutes northbound 880 from 238 to the maze. high wind advisories in effect for bay area bridges including the san mateo bridge and it's not too bad across the span,16 minutes between 880 and 101. eastshore freeway still busy 44 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze.
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