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sbyrm one colorful canvas at a time. laura: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globeve a day after eople were killed at a maryland newspaper, more details are emerging about the shooter's motives and theth perseverance oe at "the capital gazette." this morning the paper was published as usual, ere was nothing normal about the edition, as they had to cover the murder of their colleagues. the me rampage has been identified as jarrod ramos. he has been charged wi multiple murders and denied bail. annapolis, nada tawfik has the latest. nada: a vital source of news for this community was also its biggest story. friday's edition of "the capital gazette" covered every aspect of the fatal shooting at its offices.
one page was left blank, y intentiona to commemorate the five victims. wendi winters was a reporter who colleagues said had a talent for connecting with the community. redcca smith was a 34-year- sales assistant who had just started with the paper. another journalist, robert hiaasen, brother of the sellg author carl hiaasen, had a repu reporters.elping young gerald fischman was seen as the voice of the paper. and john mcnamara was passionate about covering local sports. >> i knew three out of the five who lost their lives. it is heart-wrenching. >> our beautiful little friendly town. it is shocking. nada: the suspected gunman has been charged with five counts o- figree murder. in a brief court appearance come he was denied bail. prosecutors believe this was a carefully planned attack based on surveillance footage from the scene and evidecovered
from the car and home. >> there were two entrances to the offices where the attack curred. the rear door was barricaded. mr. ramos entered into the front door and worked his way into the office, where he was shooting victims as he walked into the office. nada: jarrod ramos had a grudge against the paper dating back to 2011, when the columnist cover criminal case against him. he has often criticized "the capital gazette" on social media, including yesterday before the attack. there was widespread condemnation of this assault on journalists. >> there is something wrong with our society. key are we so tightly wound that a small newspaper his that is not left-wing or right-wing, just covers local news for us and cares about our kids and
local issues, can offend someone so much that they want to take a life? nada: president trump, not always a friend of the media, says the attack shoce conscience of the nation. pres. trump: journalists, like all americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job. nada: there will be two vigils tonight, and already there has been an outpouring of support. many of "the capital gazette's" journalists hope for more than thoughts a prayers. they sayhis kind of violence cannot be the new normal. nada tawfik, bbc news, maryland. ago i spoke time with janhall, journalism professor at american university in washington. this is one of the deadliest atcks on journalists in u.s. history, but as nada tawfik was saying, could this become the new normal? our newsrooms going to become like schools? ja: i certainly hope not. attacks on the media have been on the rise. verbal attacks on the media.
and while you cannot say what the motive of this person was, i'm fearful that newsroomsgore g to be more targeted. this was a targeted attack against a journalism organization for the coverage it was doing. you can tell from your reporter's report that they wer beloved ing their job, and they continued to do their jobs even after this happened. i know that there is heightened security at newsrooms. i know i have had form students who have been harassed mo than i certainly was as journalist and called out and verbally attacked. the climate is not good right now for this. laura: the president said today that journalists should be free from the fear of being violently attacked doing their job, but we cannot turn newsrooms into fortresses or we wall ours off from the people we are reporting on. jane: you have to go out, you have to cover stories, you hav be out there. i whegret is the climate we are in. i've been on cable television,
on fox news, cnn, on your network, and i sometimes get just incredible response for things that are just stating the facts, just acting as a journalist. we need to change the rhetoric, and while i appreciate what donald trump said, he has been talking about the media ashe enemy of the people, for a long, long time. laura: if we lk at the list of journalists who were killed, they have a range of experience. what does it tell you out the importance of newspapers in american life? jane: they have a real role to play. the outpouring of support, thatr was an intern, in their -- there was an intern, there were people in the 20's, people in their 60's, including the t brother of a noted noveld columnist and himself somebody who teaches at the university of maryland, this hits me very hard because i send young people out to be turnalists, and i don'
think i had the expectation that if you were in the uniates yoswould be putting your li on the line. i hope this is not the new normal. laura: what does it say about the profsionalism of those at the paper that despite the fact that they were reporting on their own tragedy, they managed to get the newspaper out this morning? jane: it wasery moving to me. i tell my students all the time that that ethic is really important, and showing, not telling, getting the paper out. it is an extraordinary act byop who were traumatized. journalists are not the only people, this is not the only incident of a mass shooting, but i think they have a special role to play, and this shows that.ll laura: jane thank you so much for joining us. .sne: ok. laura: many in theare going to protest this weekend over president trump's immigration policies. the catalyst is the separation of young migrant children from
theiparents and their detention. it carries on despite the white house promising to end family separations. in el paso, texas, aleem maqbool has been given access to a center housing recently leased immigrant parents, only to find they have not been reunited with their children. aleem: this is where parts wait by the phone desperate for news of their children. they were taken away from them by u.s. immigration officials. all they have been given in return is a number to call. yessica has not even been told neere her six-year-old son is. >> what they have s horrible. i have had no information, and it has been more than 50 days. i call and no one tells me anything. i can't sleep. i wake up and my heart is beating so fast. i cannot even breathe.
aleem: she is still being monitored, but she is among the first released fm jail since donald trump's policy of separating migrant parents from their children started there was a lot of publicity surrounding the release of this group of parents, but nones of yet have been reunited with their child. >> unfortunately, some of the parents were led to believe that when that bus arrived here, their children would be insideth waiting fo. that was tragic that some of them had been led to believe that by officers who have the responsibility of processing this. that is not the way that it works. u need to understand tha there are over 100 facilities throughout the u.s. that are presently detaining over 10,000 minor children. igrantsas it stands, i are within their rights to claim
asylum in the u.s. and have the cases assessed. undoubtedly, and it may have been part of the calculation, what the last few weeks have done is make people think twice about coming to america, however difficult the situation at home. do you regret trying to come to the usa? >> of course i do, a lot.ag never did i e that it was going to be like this, that they otuld take our kids. our children areo blame for anything. aleem: donald trump has anntunced that no more immig parents would be separated from eseir children, but that just means whole famiould be detained together and for longer. the american gernment has asked its military to prepare areas on its bases where thousands of migrants can be detained, including here at fort bliss. far from feeling that the crisis is over, human rights grou even more worried about what the next phase of donald trump's immigration policy could look like.
aleem maqbool, bbc news, in el paso, texas. laura: the agony of families who were separated. in other news, the commission has made last call for theex.k. for a brit deal to be done in time. donald tusk said progress was needed for an agreement in october. boes want faster pace in the talks. the wto has ruled ifavor of australia's policy of selling cigarettes in drab looking packets. a group of tobacco producing companies argued that plain packaging infringe trademarks and also intellectual property rights. the law, introduced11 in , has been used in six other nations. s ed sheeran ibeing sued for $100 million for allegedlyin copyparts of marvin gaye's "let's get it on" for his number one hit "thinking out loud."ha
mr. sheeran faced legal action for the same track in the past. he denies all allegations. eis weekend the people of mexico are voting ct a new esident. polls suggest that leftist politician andrés manuel lópez obrador is the man to beat. but just like in the u.s. congressional elections may determine how muchhey new leader can achieve. i spoke every time ago -- i spoke a brief time ago with the president of the inter-american dialogue. is andrés manuel lópez obrador bally mexico's donald trump as some would have ieve? >> there are some characteristics but also differences.ra lópez r has been a politician all his life. donald trump iannot a politi lópez obrador was the mayor of rixico city, the capital, so he has governing exce and you can evaluate his record. donald trump was a real estate investor.
-- developer. but they have a similar message in attacking the status quo, the establishment, political parties, and both are beneficiaries of the weakening of political parties in the united states and also in mexico. laura: lópez rador seems to be way out in front. is it the corruption and criminality in mexico that is driving his apparent success michael: those aren the two m factors. according to mexicans, they are fed up. ther were 29,000 homicides in mexico, the rate has been going up and up. corruption is widespread in the government. the political parties, there ruling partieslutionary, institutional parties, and the other political partve been discredited because they one associated with corrup and also not solving the problems. also, the economy. when the government came in, the current government, they promisedeforms, economic owth would increase. that hasn't happened.
laura: are the candidates running against donald trump and his border wall, or is he not an sue in this election? michael: he is not an issue in the election. very marginal. clearly it is part of the environment, and it plays into lópez obrador's nationalist message. i think it strengthens it. but basically, mexicans ared worrieout what is happening in mexico, and that is what they are voting on. laura: with so many candidates having been killed, what does it say about the breakdown of thef rule law, and are any candidates trying to address that? michael: it is really dramatic. over 130 people have been killed related to the elections. the last time there were elections in 2012, there were 9. there has been significant deterioration of security particularly at the local level. there is a lot of criminality. yobviou those criminal groups are sending a strong message, part of the election campaign.
unfortunately, the candidates including lópez obrador not spelled out very strong proposals in order to address this problem.kn it is a big n what they will do about it. laura: given how endemic corruption is, can whoever is the next president do anything about it and change the lives of ordinary mexicans? michael: well, they are not going to change overnight, but they can begin to attackhe corruption issue, which is a big issue. strengthen the judial system, make police more professional, pay theme m they are not susceptible to bribes. there are steps that are taken other countries, but you havehi to out a plan and have a commitment to make things different. laura: who would give lópez obrador a run for his money? anaya is a, candidate of the left-right
coalition, but he is about 20 points behind and i think lópez obrador is in good shape. anaya is the one to watch, but i don't think the likelihood is he will win. laura: thank you so much for joining us. michael: thank you. laura: we will have full coverage of the results of the election on monday. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, in central australia, a us rock is causing quite a contrast to, setting tourists against aboriginals who call the area home. it has now been six days sinna a group of trs and their football coach disappeared inside a flooded cave in northern thailand. a huge and search for the missing group thought to hay been cut offsing floodwater has gripped the country. jonathan head reports.
are on our way up the side of amount mountain to check out holes in the ground. and very, steep, slippery. but there is just anc c a small, that it might lead to the missing boys. possibilities into the case that hai police are making the most of this one. the police chief has hiked up to direct the operation. theiplan is to lower into a narrow fissure barely ade enough forn adult. this is the most hopeful discovered by two british cavers yesterday. what we are watching here is poce climbers going down this very small opening in the rock. it is both tight -- they have tied a rope across it. e thwhole thing feels like they
are improvising, just trying to find a way througho te whether this leads to the caves. i now? going to moven the british cavers come back from climbing another world evidently from anywhere. as they dissent, the climbers send back a video of their progress. late in the day, they discovered a large chamber, a rare p nce of positis. it is not clear whether this connects to the main cave. they are being supplied by helicopter, so they can keep on looking up here for little side. -- on the hillside. laura: for many trists who visit australia, climbing uluru is a big draw.
r but cades, the anangu who call it home have been opposed to this, and next year it will be removed,. report henschke wt to on the store and discovered her family played a role in the region's history. , also known as ayers rock, dates back more than 500 million years. has been a bit of a row over the controversial practice of climbing the rock. there are signat the base clearly saying, "please don't climb, it is against" raditional la six languages. every day we have been here there has been a steady stream of climbers. have you heard that the aboriginal people don't want people to climb? >> yes, i do. i undetand that. but i am going to do it anyway. rebecca: indigenous communities
have long campaigned for the behavior, which they considerve deeply offensito end. but say the threat of losing the tourist doar was enormous pressure. one says it was like a gun being pointed at their heads. rebecca: and talk they did. in an historic vote last year, the board decided to shut the climbdown from october of arxt when the first white explorers came to the area in 1873, they named the rock ayers rock after senior aus the time, henry ayers. when ias working on this story, i realized that henry
ayers was my great great great great uncle. i tell a western desert elder about th family connection, and that i am sorry. for my family's role in any horrific or disrespectful treatment of the indigenous people. le don't aboriginal pe hold grudges. what is past is past. w we're looking at going forward, and teaching nonindigenous people respect. rebecca: the sharing of stories like this, she says, is needed now in order to heal, rather than the conquerreg of the rock. cca henschke, bbc news, central australia. laura: now, i am not sure what your child years old, but i can tell you
that mine were not having their paintings displayed at new york's art expo. a boy from canada is the exception, and he is being hailed as a prodigy. he uses colors to tell thegitory of his ition, and he is drawing attention from around the globe. we caught up with his family to find out more. >> nine months old when he first picked up the brush. it was like magic to us, and we could not believe he was creating those compositions. he had the directions,e had an intention, and he knew exactlants to go.
>> to be perfectly honest, it was my first art show. i might as well let you know that. i remember walking through the door, walking into the exhibit room, and i couldn'believe what i was seeing. the colors, they were so beautiful, and they just caught my attention. if you are not familiar wi abstract painting, some people think anybody can just throw paint on a canvas. but if they understood the colors and the textures, they would understand that this is more than just paint on canvas. most childll just see a few colors and mush them together. hence, fingerprinting. -- fingerpainting.
th is different. is child is planning, very engrossed in what he is doing. that is unusual. however, you never know what is going to happen. is late -- easily i have seen many, many very talented young hepeople lose interest, or get into the art world and they don't want to do it anymore. you can never tell. >> he is very comfortable with normal schooling. and still is able to paint, then we will continue with that. we just want to see where he is happy. >> it's completely his creation, coming out of his imagination. and we want to keep that going rever. laura: a genius perhaps in the school of jackson polloc remember, you can find much more of all the day's news on our website. plus, toee what we're worki on at any time, check out our
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >>oodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: >> ( translated ): imagine, making the decision to separate from our entire family to find a better life, and, once i get, heey separate my family even further. >> woodruff: we follow one family as it struggles with separation, and talk to white house legislative affairs director marc short about th trump administration's immigration policy and the looming battle to fill justice anthony kennedy's pl the supreme court. then, the annapolis community responds to the deadly shooting at its local newspaper, and remembers those who died. and, it's friday. mark shields and david brooks consider the supreme court vacancy, immigration and aoc surprise dtic primary upset.