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golden gate bridge. a lot of people may be heading out early. see you in a half hour. captio ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> charlie does not get a pass here. >> mason: charlie rose is fired d cbs over accusations of sexual misconduct. >> he doesn't get a pass because n'can't stop thinking about the anguish of these women. >> there is no excuse for this alleged behavior. >> mason: also tonight, the president appears to give a pass to a conservative candidate for the senate. >> we don't need a liberal person in there. >> i'm just amazed that a terrorist has not come through a checkpoint. >> mason: as americans head to the airport, we confront the head of the t.s.a. at reporter: is the t.s.a. failing at their central job of detecting threats at the checkpoints? >> mason: and saved by the president.
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>> drumstick, you are hereby pardoned. ( applause ) this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: and this is our western edition. good evening, i'm anthony mason. president trump has decided it's better to have an accused serial sexual predator in the senate than a democrat. the president said he prefers roy moore to an opponent in alabama's election three weeks from today. he went on to say this is "a very special time for women because of all the sexual misconduct allegations that have been coming out margaret brennan g at the white house. >> i can tell you one thing for sure-- we don't need a liberal person in there, a democrat. >> reporter: on his way to his mar-a-lago estate for thanksgiving, president trump voiced support for roy moore, g o is facing multiple sexual misconduct allegations, including with teenaged girls
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when he was in his 30s. >> well, he denies. he denies it. and by the way, he gives a total annial. and i do have to say 40 years is halong time. he has run eight races and this nts never come up. >> reporter: the president also said he welcomed recent scrutiny of sexual misconduct. >> women are very special. i think it's a very special time because a lot of things are coming out, and i think that's good for our society, and i think it's very, very good for women. and i'm very happy a lot of these things are coming out. >> reporter: it's a different t'ne than what was captured on ree now-infamous 2005 "access hollywood" tape. ( laughter ) ne reporter: here's how then- candidate trump explained it. >> certainly, i'm not proud of it. but this is locker room talk. >> reporter: during the campaign, more than 10 women made allegations of sexual harassment against mr. trump.
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last month, he again denied those claims. >> all i can say is it's totally fake news. >> reporter: today, the president said moore's nd wervative credentials should be the deciding factor for voters and wouldn't rule out campaigning for moore before the december 12 election. in's an endorsement his daughter ivanka declined to give last week, telling the associated press: ev reporter: president trump also said today that congress should reveal the names of lawmakers who have settled sexual harassment cases. now, the president's own lawyers are fighting a similar request condrding trump campaign documents made by one of the women who accused the president of misconduct. onthony. >> mason: margaret brennan at ite white house. thanks, margaret. cbs news today fired correspondent charlie rose over accusations of sexual misconduct. and new accusers came forward,
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this time women who work here at cbs. rose apologized yesterday, then last night, he appeared to deny what he did was wrong. here's bianna golodryga. ha how you doing, mr. rose? la reporter: while charlie rose returned home to this last night... >> do you want to say anything to those accusers, the people accusing you of all these wrongdoings. >> it's not wrongdoing. >> reporter: he was noticeably absent from his usual spot on "cbs this morning." >> welcome, to "cbs this morning." >> reporter: and co-anchor norah o'donnell didn't waste any time explaining why. >> cbs news has suspended our on-host charlie rose over allegations of sexual hesconduct. >> reporter: hours later, he was fired. cbs news president david rhodes said in a statement: after that s
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after that statement, at least exree women who asked not to be roentified said they experienced unwanted sexual contact from ense while working at cbs news. eight women who either worked for his independently produced show on pbs or wanted to told the "washington post" they faced his unwanted sexual advances from the late 1990s to 2011. waey accused him of groping their breasts, buttocks, and tnital areas and walking around loked while they were either working at his home or traveling on business. in his own statement to the "post," rose apologized for his inappropriate behavior and said he was greatly embarrassed, onthough he added, "i do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate." "washington post" reporter amy britten co-wrote the story. ou within an hour or two after our publication of our story, my in box was already flooded with dozens of emails from
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individuals who wanted to reach s t to us. >> reporter: how could this have gone for so long without being asticed or reported? an within the office, this was relatively pretty well known. and i think that many of them had a tremendous fear about speaking out against someone as hawerful as mr. rose. >> reporter: at the "charlie rose show," a small group of employees answered directly to executive producer yvette vega, who said she deeply regrets not helping them. sexual harassment in the workplace has been a subject rose has not shied away from on e s show, like recently when he talked with author tina brown about movie mogul harvey cinstein. >> why didn't this come out sooner? >> he was very intimidating. i mean, let's make no mistake about it. >> reporter: two of the women who came forward at cbs say they are not ready for the details of their allegations to be made public. but a third woman alleges rose whispered a sexual innuendo while touching her inappropriately at a work- related event. tonight cbs issued this response to new accusations.
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we reached out to charlie and have not heard back. we should also note that pbs has pulled the plug on charlie edse's talk >> mason: we will, bianna. thanks. as bianna reported, this was a very difficult day for "cbs this morning" co-hosts gayle king and yeah o'donnell. they worked closely with charlie for more than five years and consider him a friend, but they made it clear this morning they have no tolerance for sexual abuse. >> this is a moment that demands gefrank and honest assessment about where we stand and, more generally, the safety of women. let me be very clear: there is no excuse for this alleged behavior. it is systemic and pervasive. it is systematic and pervasive. ask i've been doing a lot of instening, and i'm going to continue to do that. this i know is true: women cannot achieve equality in the workplace or in society until there is a reckoning and a taking of responsibility. i'm really proud to work at cbs ibws. there are so many incredible people here, especially on this show.
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all of you here. this will be investigated. this has to end. this behavior is wrong. tariod. >> i-- i certainly echo that, and i-- i have to say, norah, i d,ally am still reeling. that said, i think we have to make this matter to women, the ot sn who have spoken up, the women who have not spoken up because they're afraid, i'm hoping that now they will take the step to speak out, too. you know, i've enjoyed a owiendship and a partnership with charlie for the past five years. i've held him in such high rlgard, and i'm really struggling because how do you of do you-- what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so horrible? that said, charlie does not get a pass here. he doesn't get a pass because i tn't stop thinking about the anguish of these women, what ybppened to their dignity, what happened to their bodies, what happened, maybe, to even their careers. i can't stop thinking about that and the pain that they're going mrough.
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>> mason: gayle king and norah rydonnell this morning. sexual assault in this country is epidemic. it happens, on average every 98 ftconds. irst attackers are not well- known, but often they are known to their victims. jericka duncan visited the cleveland rape crisis center. >> reporter: how many of you all tha sexually assaulted, by show of hands, by someone that you knew and someone that you trusted? what happened? >> my first experience of being sexually violated goes back to the age of five. >> i was abused by a man who lived in my neighborhood. >> i was molested by my mother's boyfriend. >> i was abused by a family member. >> i was raped by a co-worker at my old job. >> i was sexually assaulted five and a half years ago by a co- worker of my husband. >> i'm a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and rape.
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it was from an older boy that lived in the area. i share my story to try and help other people walk through this darkness because it was horrible. >> reporter: do you think there are actually more male victims of sexual abuse and rape than what's reported? >> i do. it's something that's very hard for men to face, and if you were to come out and say something, it chips away from your masculinity. >> i feel like the biggest lesson that i had to learn was that the real victory was me breaking the silence. n ere are changes that are ttarting to happen in society, bpecially with all of the major news events that are coming out, and i think that is great that it's getting so much attention. but there is still a culture of victim blaming. >> the way people are responding to the celebrities and people who have a name, i really wish society would respond to our everyday survivors the same way. so it's like we create a
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hierarchy for survivors in our society that if you have to look a certain way, come from a certain background for you to get that attention. >> none of us are, like, tv personalities, so that's a beautiful thing, let people know you don't have to be rich, you know, you don't have to be in the spotlight. violation is violation. rape is rape. >> sexual assault and abuse and .ape is really about the power and the control, not the sex. so to see that being exposed on such a huge level and such a consistent level brings me joy because it feels like, okay, now we can get real. now we can really have conversations. now we can stop, you know, apving all these little whispers or making it be about the person who is raped is damaged goods. no, how about the person who did the raping has a problem? t. reporter: unfortunately, finding those people that you just heard from was not edfficult. we partnered with the cleveland rape crisis center, where last year, more than 36,000 people
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used their services. anthony. >> mason: jericka duncan in cleveland tonight. thanks. you can see much more of jericka's interview on cbsn, and if you subscribe to the podcast on itunes. the house ethics committee today began investigating sexual harassment complaints against michigan democrat john conyers. he admitted today his office settled a complaint involving a staffer. but said it was simply to avoid a long court case. he denied doing anything wrong. conyers, who is 88, has been in congress since 1965. there is unease tonight in many igitian neighborhoods from new onrk to florida. the trump administration says vl's canceling a humanitarian program that's allowed thousands of haitians to live in the u.s. vladimir duthiers reports they could be deported if they don't leave by july of 2019. >> reporter: today, haitians mootested the trump
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administration's decision to end the temporary protected status, or t.p.s., for nearly 60,000. >> my mother felt it wasn't a safe place for me and my sister to stay. >> reporter: 19-year-old long island resident stephane rony casseus came here when he was 11. >> get out! o reporter: with the 2010 earthquake killed and injured over 300,000, including his father. he's in college now, has a job, and pays taxes. >> the haitian people deserve better, and that's what i intend to give them. se reporter: in september 2016, f en-candidate donald trump spoke to a group of haitians in florida, promising to be their inice. but now, many in the community feel betrayed. >> oh, i have. >> reporter: new york assemblywoman rodneyse bichotte's district has over 1,000 haitians protected by t.p.s. >> they are fellow new yorkers, so it hurts to us know we're sending these people back to nothing. >> reporter: stephane misses
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haiti but says there's nothing there for him or his family. >> what am i going to do in hate ?e there's nothing in haiti. >> reporter: if 60,000 haitians mee forced to return to haiti be concern by some members of enngress is the country devastated by earthquake, disease, and unemployment will not be able to take in those rushing home anthony. >> mason: vladimir duthiers, thanks, vlad. the president of zimbabwe, robert mugabe, resigned today. there were celebrations in the capital as word spread. now 93, mugabe led zimbabwe since its independence from britain in 1980. his government was accused of rampant corruption and blamed for a collapsing economy. still ahead on the cbs evening news, as the holiday rush begins, we check airport security. and hackers take uber for a ride. if he'd taken tylenol, he'd be stopping for more pills right now.
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>> mason: 26 million people are expected to pass through t.s.a. checkpoints over the holiday,
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5% more than last year. they may face new screening thocedures. .he t.s.a. is facing new questions about security cleches. kris van cleave spoke with the new administrator. >> reporter: is the t.s.a. reating at their central job of detecting threats at the checkpoints? he no, i don't think t.s.a. is failing at the central job at all. >> reporter: new t.s.a. isministrator david pekoske defended his agency's ability to detect prohibited items at checkpoints. a recent classified report found undercover agents smuggled mock explosives and weapons through security at least 70% of the time. s they know our standard operating procedures and they know the capabilities of our equipment. they test is based on that, so it's a tough test. >> reporter: the agency scored only marginally better than it did in tests two years ago when mock explosives got by screeners 95% of the time. t orida senator bill nelson: >> i'm just amazed that a terrorist has not come through a checkpoint. and done some very bad things on o airplane.
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nd i respond to that, i share his concern, and that's the reason for the enhanced training and the changed procedures because the procedures we use today were not-- are not the procedures that were in place when that testing was done. >> reporter: pekoske says the t.s.a. is working to lower its high turnover rate among screeners. se's also focused on new detection technology, like these body scanners currently being tested that could one day scan passengers as they walk by, and 3d ct scanners for carry-on bags that provide a clearer, zoomable, 360-degree view inside cbag. people coming to the airport this week may see new procedures at the checkpoint that includes taking electronics larger than a cell phone out of your carry-on bags. also any food needs to come out. that could add to the wait times th the lines. the t.s.a. says get to the airport at least two hours before your flight. >> mason: thanks, kris. riill ahead, uber admits it was hacked ask tried to cover it up. to cover it up. over it up.
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>> mason: uber said today hackers stole the personal information of 57 million passengers and drivers last year. cbs news has learned the company did not tell government regulators, but instead paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the information and keep the breach quiet. no credit card or financial information was stolen, just email addresses and phone numbers. president trump kept up a holiday tradition today with the g rst lady and their son, barron, looking on. he granted a pardon to turkeys goumstick and wishbone. sparing the gobblers from become the gobblees at thanksgiving dinner. we'll be right back. dinner. we'll be right back. in jellyfish.
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>> mason: we began the broadcast with stories of sexual abuse. we end with women who have faced it, professionals targeted on the job. teey talked to our alex wagner. >> when i started work on wall adreet, i-- i remember one day leaning over a desk to work on a spreadsheet, and turning around and there was a guy behind me pretending to perform a sex act o me with all the other guys watching and all the other guys laughing. and this sense of incredible shame. >> you felt ashamed? k absolutely, and how could i have leaned over the desk like that? >> there's a problem in that we're kind of aculturated from the time we're growing up, if this locker room talk starts in thgh school with men thinking it's okay to over-sexualize women, like, what did we think t s going to happen 30 or 40 years later when they get into the boardroom.
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>> look, if you had women on the boards in those companies, you would not have had the kind of payouts. you would not have had the hush money that went on at weinstein or miramax for years if a woman had been on that board. there's no way. >> while we have victims or survivors coming forward and saying, "me, too." we need men to say, "i did that." we need men to step forward and to see themselves in these agories. >> reporter: we're different ages but we all know about anita hill, we know about bill clinton, we know about bill cosby. what makes this moment different? >> what's different about this rament is we have a way to hepress our voices. what's also different about this moment is women are rallying around each other, and i don't think that would have happened if not for this last election. >> reporter: what happens next for the victims? >> i've just come around to the anger. i really, really struggle, and i don't know if it's ever going to go away. and i think that's an important thing for people to understand
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that this doesn't just dissipate the moment you speak up. it's almost a moment that you speak up that you can actually start to process. >> reporter: do you think that t u can get to a point where this isn't the thing that you think defines you? >> i hope so. i really do. >> you will! >> yeah, and i-- seeing you guys and just listening to everything that you've been talking about, it-- it almost makes want to cry because i know that we can do what we need to do to make sure this never happens again, so that not one person has to come up and say, you know, "me, too." and i am just very empowered by listening to you guys. >> mason: five professional women talking to alex wagner about sexual abuse and a paradigm shift in this country. that's the cbs evening news. him anthony mason in new york. thank you for watching. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
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captioned by downtown, could mean years of kpix5 news begins with san jose's big dig, the favored plan to bring b.a.r.t. downtown could mean years of construction headaches. good evening. i'm veronica de la cruz. >> i'm allen martin. new at 6:00 one of san jose's main streets could become a long term construction zone. a panel is leaning toward a twin tunnel option for that san jose b.a.r.t. project. that would cause the most disruption to santa clara street which does, of course, run right through the heart of downtown. kpix5's len ramirez live in san jose where business owners are not too thrilled about the idea of five years of digging. len? unde zubizarreta worries about th >> reporter: that's right, allen. the plan is to bring b.a.r.t. from berryessa station into downtown san jose using santa clara street to link up with deardon station a couple blocks away to go underground with items, but now that it's close to fruition there's
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disagreement over which kind of tunnel to build. o there would be less digging. hat so far, has only been the b.a.r.t. trains are coming to downtown san jose but not everyone is on board. that works, we should be deploying it here in silicon valley." mayor sam liccardo he single bore method especially small businesses on santa clara street where b.a.r.t. will tunnel underground. this business owner worries about the digging, dust and disruption in front of his city seafood restaurant. >> it's going to be a mess. i mean i'm afraid that they're going to close in between first and second street where there will be no foot traffic at all. >> reporter: a peer review fun recommends recommends a definitely tunnel side by side and will help streamline funding which is still not secure. >> it would be less uphill battle trying to get into the federal funding pipeline. >> reporter: twin items would require a


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