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hoodie, he decided to smack somebody in the face and break their nose. >> the case that has just about everyone seeing color, black, white and every shade in between. when it comes to murder in america, does color really matter? the news you need to know right now on cnn. good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. for 48 hours, people in tulsa, oklahoma, were afraid to leave their own homes. someone was driving through neighborhoods just shooting people. three people died. two others ended up in the hospital and early this morning tulsa police tracked down two men and arrested them. tonight, cnn's susan candiotti is reporting the biggest question now is why did this happen? >> reporter: less than 24 hours after a plea for tips, tulsa police arrested two suspects in the shootings of five people, all black, at four different locations over a span of a few hours starting just after 1:00 a.m. saturday. three of the victims died. >> it sickens me. it angers me. >> reporter: 19-year-old jake england and 32 yearly alvin watts were charged with murder and shooting with intent to kill.
police found engelland's burned pickup truck here according to arrest papers and found the two men hiding in a house nearby. were the victims targeted because of their race? >> it is very premature to talk about hate crimes. we have yet to analyze all the information, to understand the motivations. >> reporter: among the possible motives, england's father was gunned down two years ago last week by a black man who was never prosecuted. england's relatives tell cnn say his girlfriend shot and killed herself in front of him and her baby in january. police believe this facebook page belongs to england. on it he posted these disturbing words. today is two years that my dad has been gone. shot by -- he uses an expletive and the "n" word. it's hard not to go got off
between that and sheran, i'm gone in my head. in the suspect's home searched by police, we tried to find out more. maybe you can tell us more about this. the family's been through enough. leave them alone! >> reporter: as we moved out of the street, we took cover behind our car and remained there as we watched their car speed down the road. okay. well, they drove their vehicle right up to our car. clearly to try to intimidate us and then drove off down the road. a neighbor who says she knows england's family calls the suspect a nice, young man. what do you think will happen to jake now? >> if they can prove he murdered them, i hope he gets the death penalty. ♪ >> reporter: the arrests are a relief to a community whose nerves are badly rattled. >> i think it made our community
feel better to know that it eit been brought to a conclusion. >> reporter: police credit the quick arrest less than two days after the shootings to a flood of tips. trying to determine the motivation behind the rampage will take longer. susan candiotti, cnn, tulsa, oklahoma. it takes courage and charisma to be a television reporter, and mike wallace had an abundance of both. the "60 minutes" correspondent died saturday at the age of 93. in about ten minutes we'll speak with former cnn chairman tom johnson about wallace, but first, our sandra endo looks at the life of a man whose fearlessness helped him become a legend. >> i'm mike wallace. >> reporter: he was known for his hard-hitting journalistic style and aggressive questioning. >> how many blacks are there on your top campaign stuff, governor? >> i couldn't honestly answer you. >> reporter: but decades before millions of tv viewers watched him on cbs news, mike wallace already had a colorful career.
he was born myron leon wallace in brookline, massachusetts, in 1918. after graduating from the university of michigan, he started his career in radio. his work as a radio host landed him spots in tv, as an actor in a police drama, as a program host and even in commercials. >> get golden fluffo. that's some apple pie. are you the least bit afraid of what might happen? >> reporter: but his love of news made him drop that type of news in 1963 when cbs news hired him as a correspondent. >> i'm -- i'm wagging my finger at the president of china. >> reporter: his feisty, brazen style made him a good fit for the network's new magazine show, "60 minutes," which debuted in 1968. wallace didn't cower to american or world leaders. he said this to ayatollah khamenei during the iran hostage crisis in 1979. >> imam, president sadat of egypt, a devoutly religious man,
a muslim, says that what you are doing now is, quote, a disgrace to islam, and he calls you, imam, forgive me, his words, not mine, a lunatic. >> reporter: media critics say wallace's attack dog style was relentless. >> sometimes he went too far. he pioneered the ambush interview which has fallen out of favor. he used hidden camera investigations, and so, he really taught generations of younger journalists about how to go get that story. >> reporter: in 2006, he took on a smaller role on "60 minutes," and by 2008, had triple bypass surgery and retired from public life. >> if you had made your living in the early days of black and white television as i did, you would know that sometimes it was like the early days of flying. >> reporter: but his relationship with cbs viewers spanned decades, and he'll have an everlasting impact on the field of journalism.
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he also served as president of cnn from 2004 to 2010. john shared with me one of his best mike wallace memories. >> mike wallace was the most boyish 70 or 80-year-old or now 90-year-old that you'd ever want to meet. he had such a twinkle in his eye. i remember flying up from washington one time on the shuttle, and we got out in new york back home, and we're walking along, and he spots up ahead barbara walters. he turns it me, puts his finger over his lips, and he creeps up behind her and grabs her from behind, and she jumped up ready to slug whoever it was and then burst out laughing. this was mike's spirit. i mean, he was always having such a good time. i remember my very first day as the 36-year-old executive vice president, newly installed as the theoretical boss overseeing "60 minutes." i say theoretical because who is
going to be mike wallace's boss or don hewitt, he and donohueit, the founder of "60 minutes" had a knack down drag-out in the screening room while i was there. i knew this was going to happen, they wanted me to adjudicate it. i actually decided in favor of don. as they walked out, i'm thinking, great, i've gotten off on the wrong foot with mike wallace. as we walked out, he turns, winks and smiles. >> john klein, the former ceo of cnn. beginning in the 1980s mike wallace battled depression and he almost committed suicide. wallace shared his depression with a group known as blues brothers and former cnn chairman tom johnson was a member of that group and also suffered from depression. so, tom, thank you for joining us. how are you doing? >> don, thanks very much for having me. >> good.
>> how are you going to remember your friends? >> as the guy who saved my life and saved the lives of others. >> why do you say that? >> he helped save my life. there were several of us at martha's vineyard every summer. there were four of us who were able to find the right diagnosis and get the right treatment and deal successfully with depression. we went public because we wanted people out there to know that they, too, can get the right diagnosis and right treatment and they can make it, but at the very bottom, all four of us, all four, thought of checking out. >> good. do you think that that affected his work, his depression at all? if so, how did it? >> i think we all felt that it probably did affect our work in terms of slowing us down, but i don't think i ever saw a single example of mike's work on air as being affected by it. in fact, if anything, i think he worked even harder to make certain that there was no diminution in the quality of his work. >> what are you going to
remember? everyone is sharing stories and you know at "60 minutes" they always said, tell me a story. right? what story will you remember about mike wallace? >> i'll never forget the line that he gave me which is that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. that is to say, it's the one decision if you make it in life you can never reconsider it. also, that it's really a temporary issue, and it was my favorite thing just thinking about mike, not the great television journalist, which he was and the tremendous competitive mind when i was here at cnn, but somebody who had another side to him, and i think there are many thousands of people alive because he did go public and did demonstrate that we could cope with this mysterious illness. >> and we said suffered. i said suffered. when i led in to you. isn't depression something that you deal with your entire lives? it's manageable but you deal with it your entire life, right? >> i think most of us do,
particularly those who have a genetic pre-disposition, some who have had dispositions with chemical changes. i always think of my morning anti-depressant like some people think of their morning vitamin. >> he was what you saw when you saw behind the scenes and on cam. this tough guy. called him one of a number of pit bulls on "60 minutes. but everyone says off camera he may have been abrasive but in a fun way but he was a sweet guy. >> he was a sweet guy. had a great sense of humor. i always thought he could talk people in going very easily with the charm and so many of them regretted it after they finished the interview. i always thought, not so much of the attack journalist as a watchdog. he was a watchdog and we need that type of journalist in this society to watch over all of the rights that people have, to watch what's going on in corporate america, what's going on in our government. he personified the very best of what journalism is all about.
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this easter sunday, by the way, we're mixing religion and politics, and it may not be appropriate dinner table talk, but what about on the campaign trail? earlier i talked about it with political comedian dino vidala and cnn contributor will cane. this morning on "face the nation" bob schieffer talked about mixing religion and politics with catholic timothy cardinal. >> do you think there's too much religion in politics today? >> no, i don't think so at all. i think politics, just like business, just like education, just like arts, just like culture only benefits when religion, when more or less, when faith has a place there. i think the american -- the public square in the united states is always enriched whenever people approach it, when they are inspired by their
deepest held convictions. >> dean, do you think most americans feel that way? this is more than the separation of church and state here that we're talking about. >> well, i think -- i don't think most people have a problem with faith or a candidate with morals and convictions. that's actually a good thing. i think the difference is when it no longer influences your decisions but your decisions, policy decisions are based on scripture. like rick santorum saying the bible and our laws must comport. to me that went beyond any kind of accepted view of politics and religion. no longer a separation of church and state. saying the same things that the taliban would say, religious scripture and the laws that have state must agree so i think that went too far. people of morals and ethics is what religion is about and that's a great elected official for us to have. >> i've heard you say this before. it's not just about religion. it's about the right religion. >> that's different. >> how did you phrase that? >> that's absolutely right. for some of the people, some of
the leaders in the evangelical community in the south, that it's not about having faith. it's not about having more or less, faith to them is their faith. you must pray like them and think like them. you must kneel like they do, and if you don't, then their faith doesn't matter. mitt romney, a good person, a good moral man, a loyal husband, you know, business practices, maybe there's some issues there, but never unscrupulous or like embezzler like that and i'm not mocking romney yet he's attacked for his faith. reverend jeffers, one of the leaders of the movement said mormonism is a cult. that's the most demeaning thing. you hear that from some people and doesn't matter if he's a good guy, good morals, a person you trust, he's in the our faith so we can't trust them. that's what's wrong to me. same thing with muslims, the whisper campaign continues, 50 50 pistons of people think he's muslim. >> will? >> i think we've talked about this in the past, don.
i think that something that people describe as at the core of who they are, seen presidents use this quote over and over. informs every decision i make, and we're talking about religion here, i think something that is that fundamental, asking to be put into a leadership position deserves scrutiny, deserves judgment. do i think it should be the single driving factor on how you cast your vote? no, but i think we've stepped too far into political correctness if we assume religion shouldn't be part of the decision. >> do you think religious organizations should push issues or support candidates? >> yes, yes. the answer is yes. obviously, religious organizations have issues that are a deep part of their ideology and if they see candidates supporting those ideas, i think there's nothing wrong with supporting those candidates. >> i hate to agree with will but i do agree with will and absolutely, of course. freedom of speech, why should it be limited to a religious group not having that right? >> dean, you brought up romney
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>> he is spectacular, and being part of that "60 minutes" family, how closely many of you worked at the same time you were on the road a lot. you're like ships passing in the night. did you ever detect in him that he was dealing with this depression long before he revealed it to everyone? >> well, i wasn't at "60 minutes" yet when he revealed it. i hadn't gotten there, so i really can't answer that question. i can tell you that my own husband had depression, and he was in a deeply personal way. i mean, he basically saved my husband's life. i'm not kidding. >> how did he do that? >> because i told mike that my husband had depression and wouldn't see a doctor, and mike just forced it. he forced it. so, i mean, he was wonderful. >> leslie stahl on mike wallace. when it comes to murder, does race really kill in america? you may be surprised what the crime stat shows on who is
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it has been 42 days since trayvon martin was shot and killed. the admitted shooter, a neighborhood watch volunteer. >> no justice, no peace. >> you know, it's adding up to more than a month of outrage. protests and weeks of media coverage, but people are asking what about black-on-black crime? what about how often black people kill white people and what about brown-on-brown crime? why don't you talk about all that?
earlier i assembled a panel and shared some sobering crime statistics and then we did talk about all that and more. listen. i want to -- want you guys to look at this, some stats on black-on-black crime from department of justice. figures in 2005. the murder victim rate was six times higher for black community than the white community and in that same year comparing rates where people committing murder, it was seven times higher for blacks than whites. this is crucial. from 1976 to 2005, 94% of black murder victims were murdered by black people, and as we said, they are usually murdered. people are usually murdered by people of their own race, including white people. it's like 84% for white people. my guests are remarkable people, and i'm looking to them for their unique insight. buck davis is a diversity expert welcome back. goldy taylor, a renowned cult call critic.
you know goldie, here as much as i am. you hear about the what about chorus, you and i talked about that last week. doing all this coverage. the media is doing all this coverage on the trayvon martin case, but what about black-on-black crime, what about white-on-white, that's not the trayvon martin story, those are legitimate stories and now we're hear to talk about. what do you garner from the numbers and what you saw in our first block? >> well, first of all, the numbers are very personal to me. black-on-black crime hit our house in a specific way. there isn't a man in our family older than 28 years old, so when you look towards hiv, sickle cell, stroke, heart disease and murder, those men aren't there by their own choice but because someone or something took them away. my father and brothers were both murdered. all of those crimes are unsolved so that's very specific to me. but what i make of the coverage is all of these are very relevant and very important stories to cover. you have so much real estate on a newscast.
but if you want to find black-on-black crime or white-on-white crime, tune into your local news every night. it gets covered every day. what isn't getting the coverage i think deserves are the sheer multitude of protests of people coming together around this country to talk about what's happening in their communities. it happened in my hometown of st. louis, happened in philadelphia. there are dozens upon dozens of charges that happen in chicago every year that people are really fighting to combat these issues in a real significant way. >> you were shaking your head. you watch the news and all you see is the mug shots. it used to be the perp walk. they have outlawed them in most places. >> i'm really excited about the attention white people have placed on black-on-black crime. i have never heard white people bring up black-on-black crime to this extent and i think it's an important issue. as you said, most murders in this country occur
intraracially. black people killing black people and white people killing white people. rich black people are killing rich black people. rich white people aren't killing rich white people. it's people who are struggling in this country having a problem in the country, people on drugs who have the issue. i feel like in the last couple of weeks that white folks have tossed in this black-on-black notion to divert the true issue of racism in this country. i feel like this conversation is so hard for us to have. it is filled with such poison in this country that we have created that it makes the conversation almost unbearable. to the point where if i can say you people are harder on your people than our people are harder on your people, it removes me from the equation. >> buck davis and goldie taylor, thank you very much. north korea and a long range rocket. there's fear tonight that it can be a prelude to war.
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it doesn't get any better than this. and i spoke to google this week and asking them a bunch of questions. how is this going to be powered? don't know if it's going to be it a stand-alone product or powered off android or probably the smart thing for google to do but still in a very conceptual phase and photo type phase. it will probably be a while before we see these pop on market but a very interesting concept. >> what i find interesting here is the periphery because that little thing is like right on the right side there. it will probably get smaller as time gets on, all technology, right, gets tinier and tinier. i'm wondering what it does like for a distraction, walking in traffic like that. you know what i'm talking about? >> yeah. i totally know what you're talking about. one of the pecks of this would be the turn-by-turn directions you would get popping up in your peripheral. google released this get user feedback and less than 48 hours,
there's comments of what people are saying what they think, yeah, it's way over the top but for people excited about technology it could be the next best thing. >> can you wear glasses under them? >> that's the question. interesting today, one individual is tweeting you and i said i'm blind in one eye, i need to wear my glasses. google is experimenting with a lot of different designs and technological capabilities that could accommodate different vision requirements so they are thinking of our glasses wearers and people that have trouble focusing and for now they said it's just the tech people that wearing these. a lot of people are in the rumor mill saying these will be out by the end of the year and guessing a price tag of $200 to $600 which is less than i thought so it's interesting to see how it plays out. >> yeah. wow. what was the character that had the glasses, lavar burton's character had glasses that looked -- jordy, someone's a trekkie in my ear.
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