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>> yeah. >> wonderful. >> love it. that's it at 5. we will see you back here at 6 with an hour of news. captioning sponsored by cbs >> quijano: a government shutdown looms. congress returns from a two-week break with the clock ticking towards a federal shutdown. meanwhile a new poll shows president trump's approval ratings at record lows. our john dickerson weighs in ahead of his big interview with the president. >> what are you most curious about? >> i'm curious about what the president has truly learned in office. >> quijano: also tonight, france votes; we'll have the latest from paris. more than 100 wildfires continue to burn in florida. thousands forced from their home this weekend. ♪ sunday, monday, happy days >> quijano: and we remember actress erin moran from happy days.
this is the "cbs weekend news." >> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano. this is our western edition. it is a busy week ahead in washington after a two week break congress will be back in session facing a friday deadline for a possible government shutdown. the showdown comes as a new poll out today shows president trump's approval ratings at record lows. while those who voted for mr. trump remain satisfied with his performance. next saturday marks the official 100th day of the trump administration and our chief washington correspondent john dickerson will be sitting down with the president, errol barnett has more from the white house. >> you will be interviewing president trump on his 100th day. what are you most curious about? >> i'm curious about what the president has actually learned in office. >> reporter: chief washington correspondent and "face the nation" host john dickerson will be with president trump next weekend as he reaches the 100
day milestone. >> the president can be incredibly blunt. he was during the campaign. so i would like for him to bring that to his own evaluation of his own presidency and see if he can really be as blunt about washington and his role in it as he was as a candidate. >> reporter: today the president took his case for a wall along the mexican border to twitter, "it will stop drugs and very bad ms-13 gang members he wrote, and mexico will be paying in some form for the badly needed border wall." next week congress returns from its break with a possible government shutdown looming friday. democrats and republicans are expecting a few days of negotiations before passing a spending bill. trump's chief of staff says paying for border security is an issue but he's optimistic. >> i'm pretty confident we're going to get something that is satisfactory in terms of border security. >> it's political stunt. >> reporter: dick durbin.
>> to think that he would consider shutting down the government of the united states of america over this outlandish proposal of a border wall, that would be the height of irresponsibility. >> reporter: as the president suggests tax reform and another repeal of obamacare are also this the works, a new "washington post" abc news poll show mr. trump with the lowest approval rating at this point in a presidency of any commander in chief in the modern era. and while his base still sees him favorably, he has yet to expand that appeal. >> normally. if your base is the only group that loves you, that is a problem. so for this president the solidity of his base may very well be something that pushes him on to behave just as he's behaving. >> reporter: president trump is staging counterprogramming on saturday, instead of attending the annual white house correspondent's dinner, he will be holding a campaign-style rally in pennsylvania. he is the first president to skip the dinner since ronald reagan who was at the time
recovering from an assassination attempt. elaine? >> quijano: errol barnett, thank you. in another important story it was election day in france, america's oldest ally. the vote took place just days after a paris police officer was killed in a terrorist attack. today voters narrowed down the field of 11 presidential candidates to just two who will face off in a runoff election two weeks from now. they are independent centrist emmanuel macron and marine le pen. >> many french voters who turned out today didn't know who to cast a ballot for until they were actually in the booth it was a crowded field, 11 candidates to choose from ranging from the far right through the center to the committed left. but ann sophie parachamps wasn't one of the last minute deciders. she wouldn't tell us who she voted for except it was a centrist candidate whose priority was the economy. >> give me something that can
help france out of the mess we are in today. >> reporter: so unemployment is at the top of your list? >> yes. >> reporter: unemployment is top of the list for supporters of the right wing candidate marine le pen too, but they hope she will address it by closing france's borders and shutting down immigration. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: le pen's brand of flag-waving anti-islamic nationalism made her a front runner in this race, especially among young people in smaller towns who can't find work. analysts predicted that thursday's terrorist attack in central paris might give le pen an extra boost but that attack also galvanized voters determined to stop it. hatime is an engineer, a french citizen who emigrated from morocco, a muslim country. does the prospect of marine le pen in the runoff scare you? >> i am worried. i may not be scared, but worried.
>> reporter: tonight's result is going to send two relative outsiders head-to-head in the presidential runoff on the 7th of may. marine le pen right wing, pop list who only recently came into the mainstream and emmanuel macron a former investment banker with no official party backing, but with wide appeal to the center and also to the establishment. elaine? >> quijano: elizabeth palmer, thank you. we learned today another american has been detained in north korea, his name is kim sang-duk, he also goes by tony kim, he is an accounting professor. he was detained at the airport in pyongyang as he was leaving the country. two other americans are known to be held by north korea. meanwhile the communist dictatorship is threatening to sink a u.s. aircraft carrier as the u.s.s. "carl vinson" joins japanese navy ships for exercises in the pacific. israel is marking its annual holocaust remembrance day at yad vashem in jerusalem and at
holocaust memorials around the country, survivors and their descendants lit candles to remember the six million jews killed in hitler's genocide. after the war an estimated 136,000 survivors made their way to israel. here in the u.s. more than 100 wildfires continue to burn across florida. the governor declared a state of emergency almost two weeks ago. roxana saberi has the latest. >> reporter: for two days flames raged across florida's collier county forcing thousands of residents including jack bersen to pack up and head for safety. >> this is my farm, my family farm that is burning down as we speak. >> reporter: rain is bringing some relief to florida's army of firefighters. even the national guard is pitching in. >> take this time, make sure your home is safe. this won't be the last fire of the fire season. >> reporter: firefighters eventually got this fire under control allowing people to go home. >> our whole street, kearney avenue just engulfed as a tunnel
of flames. >> reporter: anthony's backyard was completely torched. >> four boats and about nine vehicles. but the house is still there, all the animals are still there and we are safe. >> reporter: smoke is still a danger. >> i know it's very toxic and then it's kind of hard for me to breathe. >> reporter: 125 fires are blazing across nearly 85,000 acres of florida. firefighters have contained another massive fire in polk county. >> it's amazing what they can do. >> reporter: so far no homes or lives have been lost there. polk county officials think the cause was arson and they had a warning for whoever is responsible. >> don't sleep, don't relax, because we are on you, and will be hotter than this fire until >> reporter: in lee county authorities say a cigarette sparked a 400 acre blaze. local authorities say the wildfires are the worst they've seen in years. and follow one of florida's driest winters.
firefighters are now looking forward to more rain, but elaine, they are also worried that strong winds could spread the flames. >> quijano: dangerous situation, roxana saberi, thanks so much. fans are mourning the death of a beloved happy days star erin moran, best known as joanie cunningham. found dead in harrison county this weekend. she was 56 years old, chris martinez looks back on her life and career. ♪ sunday monday happy days. >> reporter: at just 13 years old, erin moran was launched to stardom on "happy days" as joanie, the lovable kid sister of ron howard's richie cunningham. >> if i get my head chopped off, richie cunningham, i'm going tell mom on you. >> reporter: born in burbank, her acting career began at age six appearing on shows like "family affair" and "gunsmoke." >> you didn't hurt my folks, did you. >> reporter: but it was her role on happy days that made her a household name. >> how do i look? >> moran's joanie cunningham
also the focus of a short lived spinoff, "joanie loves chachi." >> welcome back. >> reporter: she would go on to guest star on popular shows like the love boat and murder she wrote. but as her star began to fade, she fell on hard times, reportedly struggling with depression and homelessness. on saturday, her body was discovered in southern indiana. dispatchers receiving a 911 call about an unresponsive female. upon arrival of first responders, it was determined that erin moran flieshman was deceased. some of her former costars are expressing their grief on twitter. ron howard tweeting, "i will alys choose to remembern ou you oshow makg scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv scenes, henry winkler saying "oh erin, will you finally have the peace you wanted so badly you wanted on earth, rest in it serenely now, too soon." and scott baio, wrote "i always hoped she could find peace in her life. god has you now."
she was 56 years old, authorities have not released her cause of death. elaine, an autopsy is pending. >> quijano: thank you. former president george h.w. bush is spending another night in the hospital. he has been at houston methodist hospital since april 14th being treated for pneumonia. he spent two weeks in the hospital in january for pneumonia. mr. bush is 92 years old. >> this year london marathon got a royal boost. the duke and duchess of cambridge, william and kate, handed out water to runners before the race along with prince harry. they also stuck around to watch the marathon and hand out medals after. coming up, ivanka trump's brand is booming in china but her overseas success is raising ethics concerns. that's next.
headlines last week when it was revealed her business won trademark approvals in china the same day she met the chinese president at her father's mar-a- lago resort. adriana diaz has more on this from beijing. >> reporter: april 6 was a busy day for ivanka trump. she helped host a dinner for chinese president xi jinping at mar-a-lago and looked on as her daughter charmed him with a chinese folk song. ♪ ♪ but what happened that day in china is what is grabbing headlines. her lifestyle brand won provisional approval for three potentially lucrative trademarks. the timing raises ethics questions about whether ms. trump who remains the owner of her company is personally profiting from her white house role. but according to four independent china-based trademark experts interviewed by cbs news, the approvals were standard. dan plane is an intellectual property consultant in hong kong. >> there certainly isn't any indication that these marks shouldn't have been approved.
and if you treat these as any other application by any other applicant, i don't think there is a smoking gun here. >> reporter: a cbs news analysis says ms. trump has been applying for trademarks in china since 2008 including one of her name in mandarin while her father was running for president in 2016, she filed for 34. nearly twice the amount she applied for in the previous eight years. so far six of those trademarks were rejected. four have been approved. the three green lit on april 6th for ivanka trump's spa services, jewelry and handbags took nearly 11 months to process, falling within the typical time frame. in addition, rulings only come out on certain days. including the 6th of every month. in a statement, the company's president said the trademark filings are part of the normal course of business, especially in regions where trademark infringement is rampant. china is a major abuser. we found more than 300 chinese trademark applications for
ivanka trump's name that were not filed by her. other applicants may be trying to profit from her growing celebrity like the businessman who trademarked michael jordan's chinese name and sold sports gear. the legal practice is known as trademark squatting. under chinese law trademarks are reviewed on a first come first serve basis. miss trump won't profit from the trademarks unless she sells those trademarked items here in china, a country with nearly 1.4 billion potential customers. adriana diaz, cbs news, beijing. >> quijano: still ahead, we go town hall hopping with the republican congressman from alabama. voters weigh in on the trump administration's plans. nistration's plans. plans.
>> quijano: as we mentioned earlier congress is back in session this week. during their two week break many congress members got an earful from angry constituents at town hall meetings in their districts. our chief congressional correspondent nancy cordes rode along with a republican congressman from alabama. >> this is authentic rural alabama. >> reporter: we traveled with congressman bradley byrne to three town halls. >> why are you guys trying to do away with president obama's health-care bill?
>> reporter: health care was the number one topic. >> we're down to one carrier on the exchange in alabama. >> reporter: frannie james drove two hours. >> she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. sorry. >> reporter: to tell him about her daughter. >> are you willing to commit to opposing any bill that allows the insurance companies to discriminate against preexisting conditions? >> the bill that i support today has the exact same wording that we have in the law today with regard to preexisting conditions. >> reporter: some constituents noted that the new draft supposedly gaining steam does eliminate some protections for the sick. >> there are some fresh reports out today that there is a new compromise. don't be so quick to believe that, by the way. >> reporter: this is republican country. >> we had very few democrats that showed up at town halls before the election. >> reporter: even now the confrontation is often served with a side of cordiality. >> i think you've been pretty
thoughtful about things on this issue. >> reporter: you heard from a lot of people who seem to have concerns that their republican replacement plans for obamacare will not be better for them than what they have now. >> yes, and you heard me respond to that. i disagree with them, but i do think we have to listen to what they are saying. >> that is why he held 11 town halls this week a alone, even when some of his colleagues are steering clear. nancy cordes, cbs ws, grove hill, alabama. >> quijano: up next, staying afloat in one the world's most expensive cities. canal life is now the new housing trend in london. the new housing friend in london.
>> quijano: we end tonight in london, one of the most expensive places in the world to live, home prices and rents are so high that thousands of londoners have been forced out of street addresses into floating homes on the city's historic canals. here's jonathan vigliotti. >> reporter: london's meandering canals look like an oasis on a sunny spring afternoon but increasingly they're a last resort for many who say the city has left them nowhere else to go. >> i just thought the only way i will ever own any property is by buying a boat because you can't afford to buy a flat for a million pounds it is way out of my reach, you know, especially when you are earning a teacher's wages. >> reporter: andy winter is among hundreds of people who unable to make ends meet in the capitol gave up life in an apartment to live on a narrow
boat. the quirky vessels can be just five feet wide and 20 feet long with enough space for up to two beds. but starting at around $25,000, they're a steal compared to property prices. and record has caught on. in the past five years, the number of boats on the canals has jumped 64%. more than 10,000 people live on the water, a combination of economics and desirability, driving those numbers. in fact, the canals are so popular, increasingly there is not enough room. zora ahmed with the river trust says the canal's 100 miles of waterways are packed. >> we are finding there is a conflict where people want to have more space but obviously the numbers are based on-- they e genuinely very busy. >> reporter: there are two kinds of boat people. those who have their own fixed mooring or parking space and those who only have much cheaper cruising licenses which means
this he have to move their boat every two weeks. >> we were hoping to stop just before regent's park but there wasn't a mooring so we had to go through london zoo. >> reporter: david cotter and juliette mckremin are new converts to narrow boat life and live on theirs part time. >> i think the main logistical thing that the boat that i have learned is, and it's a good lesson for life, really s you can't have a deadline. you can't have to be somewhere at 2 p.m. >> reporter: life on a narrow boat is nothing new. "bargies," as they are known, have lived on u.k. canals for centuries. they used to be a rather primitive lifestyle but times have changed. >> this is, i suppose, the living area. i haven't got a dishwasher and that really sucks because i love a dishwasher. >> reporter: you have a washing machine. lynn o'hare has lived on her boat and worked in the city for 18 years. you look at the canal and it's packed with boats, not a single
space. what was it like 18 years ago. >> oh, there was hardly anything 18 years ago. there were boats around but you could travel for a couple of hours and you wouldn't see another boat. >> reporter: o'hare owns her own mooring so doesn't mind the company of new boaters. people like andy winter who have been priced off the land but have found a way of life on the water. >> you can own somewhere that you can call your home, it's perfectly reasonable to live in without having to find millions and millions of pounds a and go into debt for the rest of your life. >> reporter: jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, london. >> quijano: that he's the cbs weekend new force this sunday. later on cbs is, "60 minutes." i'm elaine quijano in new york, we leave you with a look at our- london newsroom with got a facelift this weekend. it is based on the world map from the walter cronkite era of the cbs evening news. for all of us at cbs news, thank
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sits behind it all. >> everyone knows elon musk. >> reporter: at issue the president's record on the environment. >> we've had scott pruitt appointed as head of the epa. the epa budget according to trump's budget will cut epa31%. which is a massive cut for any agency. the executive ordered selling epa and other federal agencies to eliminate all their climate change. his carbon spree are popular along the wealthy and environment tally conscious which is why irwin