tv CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor CBS February 21, 2018 6:30pm-7:01pm EST
at 11:00. up next, bs evening news from new york, we will see captioning sponsored by cbs >> my beautiful daughter i'm never going to see again. >> glor: inside the white house, angry and anguished parents and students plead with the president for action. >> 9/11 happened once, and they fixed everything. how many schools, how many children have to get shot? >> let's never let this happen again. please. please. >> glor: conspiracy theorists target a shooting survivor. >> i am not a clinton ploy or an actor. i am a witness to this. >> glor: new details on an isis plot to bring down a jetliner. and... >> if you haven't repentant your sins, you'll never see the inside of the kingdom of heaven. >> glor: remembering billy graham, pastor to presidents.
>> i look forward to death with great anticipation, seeing god face to face. this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening. we're going to begin tonight with an outpouring of grief and anger at the white house. one week after the deadly school shooting in florida, president trump invited americans touched by gun violence to a listening session. what the president heard was emotion from parents who lost children and children who lost classmates. also today, in washington and other spots, students held protests to demand tougher gun laws. we begin tonight with major garrett at the white house. major. >> reporter: president trump heard many voices, anguished voices, and said he would listen and then do something dispp he heard new ideas, including gun control measures he and congress, mostly on the republican side, have long resisted. there was one common theme: students and parents at a breaking point. >> i'm never going to see my kid
again. i want you all to know that-- never, ever will i see my kid. that's how-- i want it to sink in. it's eternity. >> reporter: andrew pollack, father of meadow, one of 17 killed last week. >> it should have been one school shooting, and we should have fixed it. and i'm pissed. because my daughter i'm not going to see again. she's not here. she's not here. she's in-- in north lauderdale-- whatever it is-- king david cemetery. that's where i go to see my kid now. it keeps happening. 9/11 happened once, and they fixed everything. hoim schools, how many children have to get shot? >> reporter: sam zeif, a student at marjory stoneman douglas high school. >> i lot of a best friend, practically a brother. and i'm here to use my voice because i know he can't.
>> reporter: vive spoke of the semiautomatic rifle used at the high school massacre, the ar-15. >> i turned 18 the day after, woke up to the news that my best friend was gone. and i don't understand why i can still go in a store and buy a weapon of war, an a.r. how is it that easy to buy this type of weapon? how do we not stop this after columbine, after sandy hook? i'm sitting with a mother that lost her son. it's still happening. >> reporter: the mother next to zeif, nicole hockley, whose son dylan was murdered in the sandy hook elementary school shooting in 2012. >> this is not difficult. these deaths are preventable. and i implore you, consider your own children.
you don't want to be me. no parent does. >> reporter: the president said he would strengthen background checks and look to increase mental health services. mr. trump said he was open to all ideas on improving school safety, but spoke about only one at length: allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons. >> but if he had a firearm he wouldn't have had to run. he would have shot and that would have been the end of it. it's called concealed carry where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them. they'd go for special training, and they would be there, and you would no longer have a gun-free zone. >> reporter: as presidents sometimes sometimes do, mr. trump brought talking points to the listening sessions. this photograph shows the handwritten notes. number one reminds the president to ask participants what they most want him to know. number five resident, "i hear you." speaking of being heard, the president told the national rifle association last year he would never, ever infringe on existing gun rights.
that promise will now confront the new politics emerging after last week's mass shooting. jeff. >> glor: major garrett, thank you. students from marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, florida, and thousands of others, marched on the state capitol in tallahassee today, demanding a ban on assault-style rifles. adriana diaz is there. >> reporter: stoneman douglas students who arrived on buses late last night, spent their day speaking with lawmakers. the capitol was flooded with students, both inside and out. they had the building surrounded. outside, thousands protested, including stoneman douglas junior, ashley santoro. >> if we are going to protect our future, why are we not protecting our children! >> reporter: meanwhile, inside, roughly 100 student survivors met with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. the students questioned them on assault rifles, background checks, and whether or not to arm teachers in schools. this afternoon, students protested outside the house chamber, making sure their
message could be heard inside. >> we're students united. we'll never be divide! >> reporter: stients end the day by meeting with republican governor rick scott. now, bipartisan legislation is in the works that would raise the minimum age for buying an assault weapon to 21 and provide more funding for mental health in schools. that could be introduced as early as tomorrow. jeff. >> glor: adriana diaz in tallahassee, thank you. facebook and youtube are facing criticism for the spread of false stories about one of the most outspoken stoneman douglas students. here's manuel bojorquez. >> i heard gunshots. >> reporter: david hogg reported what was happening as he and his classmates hid from the shooter. it was his instinct as a student journalist at stoneman douglas high. >> it's the grieving students' turn to put an end to this and be heard. >> reporter: but soon after he became one of the most prominent voices, he was labeled a fake on gun rights websites.
one conspiracy useand interview he gaifd gaif on an unrelated story while visiting california last year as evidence he was a paid actor. the top searches for him on youtube today ranged from "can't remember his lines" to "exposed." >> i am not a clinton ploy or an actor. i am a witness to this. >> what are we? >> we are one! >> reporter: today, hogg joined his fellow students in tallahassee. >> i would like to thank the people saying this about me. they have been great advertising. it means what i am doing is workingut. without those people saying that, we would not have as many people here. >> reporter: student cameron kasky says the push-back only motivates him. how are you able to stay above the frey? >> you just have to realize there are people here to help us and there are a couple of russian bots who are not here to help us. >> there is a conspiracy element on the internet and in american media. you say they're actors. you say they're false. >> nicholas thompson, a cbs ne
news. one got a like from the president's son, donald trump jr. >> there is a large portion of america that will not believe things that are said by mainstream outlets because the president, for political reasons, has said they're not true. and that is one of the reasons why conspiracies about the parkland students thrive. >> glor: manny, you've been in touch with social media companies about all of this that's going on. what are they telling you tonight? >> reporter: that's right. youtube said in a statement that it had removed one of the conspiracy videos from its "trending" section. facebook also said it will remove any content attacking the victims. which and we should also point out an aide to here in florida was fired yesterday for sharing one of those conspiracies. . >> glor: all right manuel bojorquez, thank you very much. turning overseas, two young syrian girls have posted haunting pleas for help. noor and alaa, ages 10 and eight, are believed to be
trapped amid some of the worst bombing in the seven-year-old civil war. the assad regime, backed by russia, is trying to wipe out resistance in giewt aoutside damascus. hundreds of civilians have been killed. a message posted by the girls today was interrupted by bombs. ( explosions ) >> glor: our charlie d'agata spoke to their mom today. the family has had no food for three days, calling it the hardest 72 hours of the war. in mexico today, surveillance cameras captured the moment an explosion blew a hole in a ferryboat in play del carmen on the caribbean. investigators are looking into whether it was caused by a natural gas leak. 18 people were hurt there, including at least two americans. the injuries are not considered life threatening. the reverend billy graham, one of the most stirring an stirrind charismatic creatures of the
20th century died today. the reverend graham was 99 years old. he was a counselor and confidant to more than a dozen presidents and his crusade filled areinas for decades. here's jim axelrod. >> we are united and are ready to march under the banner of all mighty god! >> reporter: for nearly seven decades, billy graham traveled the world, preaching the christian gospel. >> man cannot be saved by bread alone. >> reporter: "america's pastor," as he was known, graham ventured to 185 other countries as well, spreading the word to more than 200 million people at his crusays. >> that is the reason that men today are turning to god. >> reporter: and leveraging then-emerging technologies to reach hundreds of millions more by radio and tv. >> faith in him. >> reporter: born on november stef, 1918, on his family's farm in north carolina, william franklin graham dedicated his life to jesus christ at the age of 16 and was ordained a baptist
miner? minister in 1939. with his movie star looks and fire-and-brimstone speak style, he started preaching his own vand of populist evangelism in tent revivals. >> i do not believe that any man can soft problems of life without jesus christ. >> reporter: soon, a sought-after councilor to every american president, from truman on, with them at their inaugurations. >> now on this 20th day of january, 1993. >> reporter: presiding at their funerals. >> you know, few events touch the heart of every american this profoundly as the death of a president. >> reporter: a conservative southerner, graham walked a tight line during turbulent times in america, refusing to segregate his services in the deep south on one hand... >> christianityy is not a white man's religion and don't let anybody ever tell you that it's white or black. >> reporter: he never joined the civil rights marches on the
other. he later would say he regretted that, along with his comments about jews in a 1972 conversation with president nixon. >> you know, i told you one time that the bible talks about two kinds of jews. one is called a semigold of satan. they're the ones putting out the obscene film. >> reporter: asked about his life, billy graham once said, "oh, lord. i'm a sinner. i still need your forgiveness." but death, he said, was not something he feared. >> no, i look forward to death with great anticipation. i'm looking forward to seeing god face to face. >> reporter: billy graham will be laid to rest at his museum and library in charlotte, north carolina, alongside his late wife, ruth. they were married for 64 years before she died in 2007. "i will miss her terribly," he said then, "and look forward even more to the day i can join her in heaven."
jeff. >> glor: jim axelrod, thank you for that tonight. you will listen to the more words of billy graham later in the broadcast. now we on to the toshential rains across the central u.s. a state of emergency was declared today in elcart, indiana. a number of people had to be rescued from flood homes and streets. some areases have seen a month's worth of rain just this week. there is a lot more ahead on the cbs evening news here tonight, including how israeli spies busted an isis plot to bring down a jetliner. now depend fit-flex has their fastest absorbing material inside, so it keeps me dry and protected. go to depend.com - get a coupon and try them for yourself. no one burns on go theartburn.om -my watch! try alka seltzer ultra strength heartburn relief chews. with more acid-fighting power than tums chewy bites. mmmmm...amazing. i have heartburn. ultra strength from alka seltzer.
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australian police raided several homes linked to the plot last summer in and the arrests followed. >> reporter: why are you being arrested? >> i've got no idea. >> reporter: today, israeli investigators in a rare description of an intelligence operation, sailed the elite 8200 intelligence unit was responsible for the tip that led to the end of the plot. they also disclosed that the target was an etihad jetliner flying from sydney to abdhabi. a senior isis commander ordered the attack with a homemade bomb disguised as a meat grinder. at the time, australian prime minister malcolm turnbull celebrated the work of his investigators. >> the tight cooperation and collaboration between our intelligence and security agencies is the key to keeping australians safe from terrorism. >> reporter: today, israel's prime minister publicly claimed credit. >> i can tell you this is one of many, many such actions that we did preventing terrorism around
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dispreers norway and sweden in the final lap of the women's team sprint to claim victory in a more than five-mile race. teammate kikkan randall joined the celebration. what a scene. randall is the only mom on the u.s. olympic team. >> reporter: a california teenager was sentenced to six months in federal prison for smuggling concra band across the mexico border. the illegal item? a bengal tiring cub. the teen first told investigators it was just a cat he bought from a guy in tijuana. prosecutors say that bogus tiger tailwas a cover-up for an animal smuggling ring. the cub, now named moka, is living at the san diego zoo. we will give the final word tonight to billy graham in just a moment.
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reverend billy graham have been and will be paying respect as the his library in north carolina. david begnaud is there. >> reporter: jeff, when you enter the billy graham library you have to go through a cross. reverend graham wanted it that way. billy frank, as he was known as a boy, grew up on a farm in north carolina. it was a dairy farm, and that's yet library here is made to resemble a barn. all day today, people have been coming through, paying their respects, and celebrating billy graham's life. his childhood home actually sits
on the library property, and so next week, we're told, reverend graham's body will be brought here to the house. the public will be allowed to file through, but the casket will be closed. burial will happen here, right alongside his wife of nearly 63 years, ruth bell graham. billy graham is going to be laid to rest here at his library. now, the fineeral is closed to the public. it's invitation, only. , and jeff, they're still trying to work out the details but it will happen at some point next week. >> glor: david begnaud, thank you so much from north carolina. that is the cbs evening news tonight. i'm jeff glor. we leave you tonight with the extraordinary billy graham in his own words. >> your life can be changed. you can become a new person by surrendering your life to jesus christ. ( applause ) and jesus is saying to us, in
1969, take up your cross. follow me. and we can change the world. he took that one moment and said, "lord, remember me." and in that moment, jesus said, "thou shall be with me in paradise." that quick, you can make your decision. oh, yes, there's pleasure in sin for a short time. but it's soon over. the hangover comes, and there's nothing you can do about it. it's going to be there. choose christ, and there will never be a hangover except joy and peace. by faith, i said i believe him. and he came into my heart and changed my life. and now, i'm ready. when i hear that call to go into the presence of god.
outrage over the crazy conspiracy theory. about this school shooting survivor. >> i'm not an actor. >> and the girl who was shot in the face. >> went up my cheek and then went behind my eye. then -- shivering j law. while her co-stars wore coats. >> that's what she wants to wear. that's what she wants to wear. and wendy williams' shocking revelation. >> what the hell is going on with wendy? >> is this why she fainted on live tv? then -- he's the cosmetic surgeon to reality tv stars. >> if you love curves, this is the place to be. >> but wait till you see what the patient says he did to her. >> sometimes i think that i'm the ugliest thing walking the planet. >> "inside edition"