tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS November 4, 2016 5:30pm-6:01pm PDT
♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the final weekend. the final push. >> this is one of those make-or- break moments for the united states. it is in your hands. >> you have to get out and vote on november 8. >> don't boo. vote! >> pelley: also tonight, cbs news on the front lines of the battle against isis. >> everybody okay? >> pelley: the harvard men's soccer team is shut down for making sexual comments about the women's team. and steve hartman-- the election turns brother against brother. >> you have a governor of north carolina. >> did you just make this up? this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
>> pelley: this is our western edition. we're heading into the final and longest weekend of the campaign, one hour longer as daylight saving time ends. it is now a race against the clock now for hillary clinton and donald trump to get every last supporter to vote. among the 13 battleground states that will decide the election tuesday, clinton is leading in pennsylvania, wisconsin, michigan, and virginia. but other states vital to victory are now neck and neck. they include florida, north carolina, and colorado. trump has a lead in ohio. we'll begin tonight with nancy cordes covering the clinton campaign. >> now, do we want a president who doesn't know when to shut up? >> reporter: it was two against one in pittsburgh today, with clinton and billionaire mark cuban both pelting trump's lack of filter. >> and i'll tell you, some of what i heard coming from my opponent, it was really hard not to go, "what did you say?"
>> reporter: as they spoke, the campaign's massive, long-planned get-out-the-vote effort was kicking into gear across the country. >> it is tedious. but we do it with great love. >> reporter: clinton aides say nearly one million people have signed up to volunteer over the next four days. >> hi, my name is barth. i'm calling from the hillary clinton campaign. >> reporter: the operation is run by veterans of the vaunted obama turnout effort in 2008 and 2012. >> you're registered at this address. >> reporter: using public data, the campaign has already rated every potential voter on two sliding scales of one to 100, one scale for the likelihood they will vote, another for their level of support. high support-low propensity voters get the most visits. >> you would be doing yourself and your family and the country, florida, everyone, all of the above a huge service if you get out to vote early for her.
>> reporter: in the south, congressman and civil rights icon john lewis has been leading hundreds of early voters at a time, on what he calls a march to the polls. clinton aides insist their ground game advantage is enough to repel a late trump surge in some battleground states and even in a few democratic-leaning states, like michigan, which the campaign added to clinton's schedule for today, scott, after polls showed trump a little too close for comfort here. >> pelley: nancy, thanks. at a clinton rally in north carolina today, the crowd shouted down a heckler who supported trump. and for the longest time, they refused to take orders from the commander in chief. >> hold up! everybody sit down and be quiet for a second. everybody sit down and be quiet for a second. now, listen up-- i'm serious, listen up. you've got an older gentleman
who is supporting his candidate. he-- he's not doing nothing. you don't have to worry about him. you should-- this is what i mean about folks not being focused. first of all, first of all, we-- hold up! hold up. first of all, we live in a country that respects free speech. ( cheers ) so, second of all, it looks like maybe he might have served in our military, and we ought to respect that. third of all, he was elderly, and we got to respect our elders. and fourth of all, don't boo. vote! don't boo. vote! come on! >> pelley: major garrett gave his undivided attention to
donald trump today. >> we're asking for the votes of republicans and democrats and independents and first-time voters, of which there are plenty. >> reporter: that, in a nutshell, is donald trump's get- out-the-vote machine-- exhortations from the podium, with almost no follow-up. >> let's go knock on some more doors. >> reporter: direct voter contact has been subcontracted to republican national committee staffers like these in north carolina. at trump rallies, merchandise sales are brisk, but volunteers with voting information are often overlooked. trump advisers say they can live off r.n.c. field work because their supporters, many brand-new to politics, are self-starters who need no hand holding. >> they go from being a nonpolitical person, into wearing trump shirts and buttons. it's a beautiful thing. >> reporter: the trump campaign has built an elaborate system to monitor supporters via facebook, twitter, and instagram. social media activities used to
track early votes and likely election-day activity. reminders are sent online, not through traditional means like phone calls or door knocks. >> i think it actually might be an overwhelming victory. >> reporter: ryan mackenzie, a state representative in the equally divided lehigh valley of pennsylvania, said trump motivation is through the roof, and might be enough to deliver the first g.o.p. victory in the keystone state since 1988. >> that's something you can't quantify. it's not in the metrics. it's not in the data. it's not in the number of offices any campaign has going. >> reporter: that state representative said he has something thmething this election no one has ever seen before, scott. when the trump campaign and state party ran out of trump yard signs, supporters in this part of pennsylvania went to local printers, designed their own, bought them, and then distributed them to friends, family, and fellow trump supporters. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. major, nancy, and the rest of our campaign 2016 team will be right here on election night. our live coverage begins at 7:00
eastern time. the final jobs report before the election shows the economy created a healthy 161,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate fell a tenth of a point to 4.9%. pre-election jitters, however, sent stock prices lower today. the s&p 500 fell for the ninth straight session. that is the longest run since the 1980s. the election is big news all over the world, especially in russia. in moscow, elizabeth palmer found who russia's president is supporting. >> reporter: no one in today's kremlin-sponsored rally celebrating russian unity can vote in the u.s. election, of course, but if they could, they'd pick their candidate. >> trump. >> trump. >> reporter: for the past few months, russians have been fed the kremlin's message through mass media, and that is: "hillary clinton is bad, donald
trump is better, the u.s. elections are in a shambles, and american democracy itself is broken." on state tv's most-watched news program, the anchor called the election "america's biggest scandal," and featured rudolph giuliani with tales of vote rigging. >> state television is direct extension of the kremlin. >> reporter: mihkail fishman is the editor in chief of the "moscow times." what does the kremlin want to put in russians' heads? >> there's no real democracy in the world. it doesn't work. >> reporter: because democracy threatens president vladimir putin. just look at the anti-putin demonstrations demanding democracy in 2011 after vote rigging allegations in russia's parliamentary elections. and when then-secretary of state hillary clinton said she had serious concerns, the kremlin lin it as unforgivable u.s. meddling. it also blamed america for
backing democratic uprisings in russia's backyard in nearby ukraine and georgia. so, for putin to hear a u.s. candidate imply america's democracy is a sham, is sweet revenge. >> we have been accused of being an authoritarian state, but as soon as there is no democracy anywhere, there is no-- no one is to blame. >> reporter: today's marchers understand the kremlin's message perfectly. and that message, scott, is that democracy and opposition aren't worth it. so they may just as well join the crowd in supporting the president. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer, by the moscow river for us tonight. liz, thank you. three american military trainers were killed today in a gun fight on the jordanian airbase where they worked. how and why it happened isn't clear. one jordanian was wounded. the u.s. military is assisting jordan in its war on isis. the pentagon is investigating.
the war on isis in iraq today saw iraqi forces pressing their assault to liberate the city of mosul. lara logan discovered just how intense the house-to-house fighting can be on assignment for "60 minutes." >> reporter: minutes after we arrived, the iraqi soldiers warned us to take cover. an isis suicide car bomber was racing towards us. one of our cameramen, scott munro, pointed his camera towards the road in the front of the building. >> okay? everybody okay? >> we're good, we're good. >> reporter: it's blown out all these windows. they're shooting now, obviously, iraqis are trying to defend the base, defend their position. ( gunfire ) we've counted three explosions so far. iraqi forces frantically turned their weapons on another suicide car bomber trying to break through their lines. major salam hoseen checked on his soldiers.
six were lightly wounded. it happened so fast. >> because of the houses are so close, and they just use the civilian car to attack our forces. >> reporter: so this is more of what you can expect in mosul? >> yes. >> reporter: a black crater burned into the earth marked the g left of the car exploded. there was nothing left of the vehicle, just pieces of metal strewn across the ground, and the engine still smoking. lying in the dirt, the bomber's shoe. >> pelley: lara's report from mosul, this sunday on "60 minutes." today, a jury found "rolling stone" magazine, its publisher, and a reporter liable for defamation for a now-discredited story about an alleged gang rape at the university of virginia. chip reid is there. >> reporter: the article called "a rape on campus" featured a woman named jackie who said she was gang raped at a fraternity house and that school
administrators were indifferent to sexual assault. former associate dean nicole eramo was falsely quoted as jackie as saying the university didn't publish all their statistics because "nobody wants to send their daughter to the rape school." when other journalists started investigating, jackie's story fell apart and "rolling stone" eventually retracted the article. eramo, who says she got emails calling her the "dean of rape," sued for defamation, but she faced an uphill climb. the judge ruled she was a public figure, meaning she had to prove the magazine wasn't just negligent but acted with actual malice. bruce sanford is a first amendment lawyer. >> and it's not common for public figures to win these cases, as we all know, but when the journalism at the heart of the case is flawed, that's where the possibility begins. >> reporter: in a statement, eramo's attorney called the verdict a complete vindication of her client and a complete repudiation of the article. "rolling stone" said:
the jury will now consider damages. eramo originally asked for $7.5 million, and she could seek more. and, scott, "rolling stone" could appeal. >> pelley: chip reid for us tonight. chip, chip, thank you. a jury in new jersey today convicted two former top aides to governor chris christie. they were on trial for their roles in creating a massive, artificial traffic jam as political revenge against a mayor who refused to endorse christie. both say they will appeal. christie says he didn't know about the scheme. the former presidential candidate is now in charge of trump's transition team. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," harvard's top- ranked soccer team is benched over a sexual scouting report. and later, steve hartman with a
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players on the men's soccer team in 2012. fema female freshmen soccer players were rated 1-10 on appearance and sexual desirability, with comments like: harvard officials launched their own investigation after the story came out last month and discovered the actions of the men's team was not limited to a few individuals, but widespread across the team and continued into the current season. athletic director robert scalise issued a statement saying: >> if you're going to respect e somethint should be something that do you 24/7. it shouldn't be only in front of them. >> reporter: some of the students we spoke with on campus today said that the university's response went too far and,
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>> pelley: chicago cub fans nearly broke down the gates at grant park today, quickly filling every spot for the victory party. the chicago river was dyed cubs' blue. an estimated five million people celebrated their first world series in 108 years. it was only 100 years ago on day that wday that walter cronkite was born in st. joseph, missouri. in this political season, we're reminded of his pioneering role in election-night coverage. >> good evening, everyone. this is walter cronkite, speaking to you from cbs television election headquarters here in new york city.
>> pelley: beginning in 1952, walter cronkite brought the nation the results of eight straight presidential elections. >> president nixon has won re-election. >> pelley: it is, perhaps, fitting that walter anchored his last election night on his 64th birthday, november 4, 1980. >> so this nation tonight elected ronald reagan, 69-year- old former movie actor, former radio sports announcer, one-time m.c. at a las vegas variety show, former governor of california-- all of these firsts. we never elected anybody with these qualifications before. >> pelley: walter cronkite died in 2009, but his spirit lives on at cbs news. we stand on the foundation he built and strive every day to meet the standards he set. and that's the way it is. we'll be right back.
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>> pelley: finally tonight, this presidential election is not only tearing the nation apart. in some cases, it's doing the same to families. here's steve hartman "on the road." >> reporter: the serrated edge of our election divide runs house irough a townhouse in raleigh, north carolina, right through the family of joyce woodhouse. >> here they are, together. >> here they are together. >> reporter: joyce's two sons, brad and dallas, grew up side by side-- >> you know, your mom is on medicare, brad. >> reporter: --but wound up on opposite sides of a split .creen. >> and the reality is-- >> reporter: dallas is executive the north f the north carolina republican party, while brad runs a pro-clinton super pac. >> that's an insult, brad! >> reporter: perhaps you've seen them before, biting each other's head off on cable news channels. >> did you just make this up? >> reporter: or taking phone
calls on c-span, one from a very familiar voice. >> you're right, i'm from down south. >> oh, god, it's mom. >> and i disagree that all families are like ours. >> reporter: you must have raised them differently. >> i rocked them in the same rocking chair. >> reporter: maybe you rocked one on your right side and one on the left side. >> must have been. >> reporter: their relationship is such a circus, someone once did a whole documentary about tt. it >> oh, dallas! >> reporter: at least in the film you could tell much of their banter was good-natured, but this was all shot before trump versus clinton. >> hi, buddy. >> you know it's a girl, right? >> yeah, whatever. >> i'm used to them getting angry and debating, but this has been the most difficult election. it was the first time that i had just got very sad about it. >> reporter: this past summer, as the election boiled, joyce says her sons stopped talking to each other altogether. >> i cried a lot.
>> reporter: and for too many americans-- >> i did. r> reporter: this is what our election has come to. it has driven us apart and muddled our minds. today, we may think we hate the other side, but the fact is, more often than not, we actually love a lot of those people, in some cases with all our hearts. but here's the good news-- the brothers are talking again. >> i pray that all families can come together and love each other and realize that family is the most important. >> reporter: i think we can all vote for that. steve hartman "on the road," in raleigh, north carolina. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news, all around the world, i'm scott pelley, and i'll see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. ,,,,,,,,
about the dollars. the super rich are spending a fortune.. to tell you how to vote. california sets a new record. these days democracy is all about the dollars. the super rich are spending a fortune to tell you how to vote. good evening, i'm veronica ridiculous. >> i'm allen martin. this election -- i'm veronica de la cruz. >> i'm allen martin. >> this elect millions have been spent rich people using their fortunes to influence your vote. kpix 5's melissa caen following the money. >> reporter: $440 million is larger than a budget of 20 countries. that money comes from industry, political parties and the very, very rich. on the long list of historic moments in this election, add another. >> so far, over $440