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[captioning funded by cbs sports division] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] bill: back at the augusta national golf club and except for those of you on the west coast, coming up next here on cbs, "60 minutes." and we are with phil mickelson 69 today. could not get anything going really early out in 36. phil: i played a good, solid
round of golf but i needed something exceptional today. i had three bogeys i needed to eliminate and i needed to shoot in the mid to low 60's to have a chance. i made some birdies but every time i got a birdie here or there i stalled with a bogey. it was really a fun tournament. i thought i played some great golf but i got outplayed. bill: give us your perspective on jordan spieth. your thoughts on this 21 -year-old? now masters champion. phil: he's obviously a tremendous player but he's a tremendous individual too. he's been a lot of fun to have on the past ryder cup and presidents cup teams. he's a quality individual. hard not to like, hard not to pull for the guy. bill: for you you have to be pleased with the way you played this week. phil: i played good golf. i would have taken 14 under at the start of the week and would have thought that would have won but got outplayed. 18 under par was just astounding. even though the course had some
birdies out there it still is never a pushover and he played some amazing golf. bill: thank you very much phil mickelson. 69 today, as we look at the final results from the 79th masters. jordan spieth concludes with 70. 18 under par sharing the record with tiger and then it's phil and justin rose. favorable scoring conditions today overcast skies. soft conditions for the players to fire at the hole locations. tiger woods ends with 73, minus five. jason day disappointed with 75 today. steve stricker has been battling some injuries. 68. bubba watson, 74 today.
among those at plus one along with another masters champion adam scott. adam with 74 today. lee westwood 74 as well. so jordan spieth as we're joined now by justin rose and i know you're disappointed. go back and talk a little bit about the round and the pivotal moments. justin: yeah, obviously a great start for jordan and myself. birdie-birdie out of the gates today. that set thed me down. i hadn't gotten off to particularly good starts on friday and saturday. i felt i was playing well but the key moments was not getting it up and down from the right side at number eight and three-putting number nine. bill: you did a great job at seven getting out of trouble and making par. how big was that shift in
momentum at eight? justin which: we both left our second shots in pretty good shape. i made it a little too much hands at the bottom. tried to spin it too much and it came out a little quick and i misread the putt coming back. those little things, you can't afford to give up those easy pars. bill: what do you think it's going to take for to you get over the hump? justin: to shoot 14 under again. normally that gets it done. one thing i haven't -- hadn't managed to do at augusta was put four good rounds together and it's one thing i managed to do. bill: your thoughts on the 21-year-old champion? justin: phenomenal. he's been in contention since i can remember. definitely the last four tournaments he's played. just so comfortable with the lead and awesome composure. 16 was a key moment.
its if i could make my putt, he misses his, i'd be within two but mine slid by and his buried in the middle. bill: great week, congratulations, justin rose. let's go to jim nantz. jim: there he is about 100 yards away from butler cabin. where soon he will be wearing the green jacket. well some said on friday night if he could go out and shoot a pair of 70's you will win the tournament. that's exactly what he did. that putting stroke. that was at the first. he wasn't so sure at first but it dropped. and then at three for another birdie. short of the green in two at the eighth. that wonderful little touch led
to another birdie. at the 10th. he won't forget this he birdied the 10th hole three times this week. second shot at 13. hold your breath with this one. jordan: go hard, go hard! go! jim: just amazing. that set up a two-putt birdie. then at 15. and that moment right there the first player in the history of this tournament to ever get to 19 under par. a bogey at 18 would not sully anything about it. 270 total 18 under par. jointly now shares the all-time
masters scoring record with tiger. you can see his card today. three birdies on the front three more on the back. this weekend he had a total of 13 birdies over the course of the weekend. that's after shooting 64 and 66 the first two days. so again, here are just a few of the records -- tying the all-time scoring record. second youngest masters champion in history. the fourth champion to win here in his second appearance, after finishing a second last year and the fifth to go wire to wire. it had been 39 years since that last happened around here. so the top 12 and ties are invited back for next year's tournament. you look at some of those names like matsuyama and paul casey
and charley hoffman will be one of those happy to hear that news. so the great ceremony is about to commence. the green jacket presentation with chairman billy payne is coming up. >> i -- i don't know what to say at the moment. >> it -- >> well, -- >> having it be such a tough quest, it feels that much better. >> putting on the jacket was fun. >> i've never played my entire tournament with my a-game and this was pretty close. >> it's the most nerve-racking golf course in the world isn't it? >> i can't tell you how fortunate i am to win this tournament. >> i'm probably as happy as i've ever been in my life. >> the win the masters tournament is just an amazing feeling. >> i never got this far in my
dreams to talk. billy: good evening. i'm billy payne chairman of augusta national golf club and i'm truly excited to be here in our famous butler cabin along with my good friend jim nantz. jim, congratulations. another great week. jim: unbelievable. billy: jim and i will soon repeat the long-standing tradition of the award of the masters champion green jacket but before we do, i would like to take this opportunity to thank our television viewers all across america and in over 200 countries around the world for your long-term and loyal support of the masters. i now welcome two very special gentlemen, both with wonderful smiles on their faces. our last year's champion bubba watson. it was a great year, thank you very much, and our new twist champion jordan spieth. jordan congratulations. jordan: thank you very much. jim: how are you doing? i think i know how you're doing. billy: jim has a few questions.
please have a seat. jim: it's a lot of fun watching history being made. what's it like making history? jordan: it was very nerve-racking today. i thought today might be easier than yesterday having played a round with the lead but it wasn't. didn't sleep well last night. got out here, got in a little rhythm saw the putt go in the first role -- hole. and had a good round. jim: you shoot a 64 and you had to sleep on the lead every single night. jordan: the most incredible week of my life this is as great as it gets in our sport. i didn't break 70 last year, having a chance to win when i got edged out by bubba here but to show -- see those putts go in and hear those roars it was remarkable. jim: as bubba can atest it's very emotional.
what's it like for you, plus you know elly is back home watching. jorled: -- jordan: it was great. i saw my family and friends watching. and i knew it was going to be a done deal. to be honest it still hasn't kicked in. i'm still kind of in shock a little bit. i'm sure it will set in later but it was really cool to share that experience with my family who haven't been there at the couple of times i had won. it was special. jim: we had video of you saying when you were a little boy your goal was to one day win the masters. what do you do now as far as goals for your career? jordan: i want to be like bubba. i want to win two masters. i'm excited already to come back. i'm excited for the opportunity ahead this year, to be the reigning masters champion. i know that's going to carry a heavyweight with it. i hope to be red ready for it
and can ask guys like bubba and other champions before what that means. jim: are you ready to put on a green jacket? >> i'm ready. billy: bubba would you please do the honor, present jordan his green jacket. jordan: maybe. a little sweaty. billy: jordan congratulations. we're very proud of you. jordan: thank you very much. jim: just an amazing week. the tournament chrisened thursday by the three legends arnie, gary, and jack. a beautiful, beautiful moment it was, as was the friday farewell from masters competition bren crenshaw. how fitting. as one texas legend stepped off the stage, another texas legend was born. the son of sean and chris and the brother of steve and elly has another moniker to go by these days.
captioning funded by cbs and ford >> kroft: the cyber attack on sony pictures last november exposed a new reality-- that you don't have to be a superpower to inflict damage on u.s. corporations. if i set you down and gave you a pencil and paper and said, "write a list of a dozen people that could do this..." >> oh, yeah, i mean, there are way more than a dozen people. there are probably 3,000, 4,000, 5,000 people that could do that attack today. >> kroft: i mean, it's certainly within the realm of possibility that a terrorist group could go out and put together a team and do some real damage. >> isis hacked centcom's twitter. >> o'donnell: caroline kennedy's reception in japan since arriving as u.s. ambassador is
partly because she has sparked memories of her father president john f. kennedy. >> people in japan very much admire him. it's one of the ways that many people learned english. almost every day, somebody comes up to me and wants to quote the inaugural address. >> o'donnell: to walk through the ambassador's official residence is to get a glimpse of history. one photo in particular caught our eye. >> my mother kept that picture. it was the last picture of the four of us. >> justice will be done, rapist! >> keteyian: nine years ago this month, three star players on duke's number one lacrosse team were accused of rape. it took more than a year for the story to unravel and the three players to be declared innocent. but it was their coach who lost his job and reputation in a rush to judgment. >> google up one of the boys' names, my name, and then, you know, on the computer you... you saw the word "rape," "sexual assault" next to your name.
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that there was a lot of juicy gossip in leaked emails about movie stars, agents, and studio executives. there was also an absurd quality to the whole episode, which was over an ill-advised movie comedy about the assassination of north korea's leader, which the north koreans did not find funny. the weirdness of it all has obscured a much more significant point-- that an impoverished foreign country had launched a devastating attack against a major company on u.s. soil, and that not much can be done about it. in some ways, it's another milestone in the cyber wars, which are just beginning to heat up, not cool down. the cyber attack on sony pictures entertainment exposed a new reality-- that you don't have to be a superpower to inflict damage on u.s. corporations, a fact that has been duly noted within corporate board rooms and the national security apparatus. what's the significance of the sony hack in a nutshell? >> james lewis: the significance
is that a foreign power has reached out and touched an american target. the fact that the north korean government felt that it could do something in the united states and get away with it, that's what's significant. >> kroft: james lewis, a director at the center for strategic and international studies in washington, has helped shape u.s. cyber policy for decades, dealing with criminals stealing money russians stealing intelligence and the chinese stealing the latest technology. >> lewis: this was different because it qualified as the use of force. it qualified as an attack. there was disruption. there was destruction of data. there was an intent to hurt the company. >> kroft: and it succeeded bringing a major u.s. entertainment company to its knees. like other corporate victims of cyber attacks, sony has released very little information and declined our requests for interviews. we were allowed to film on sony's 44-acre studio lot, and inside this building where technicians were still repairing
damaged computers. we do know that when people fired up their computers on the morning of november 24, they were greeted with this skeletal image now referred to as "the screen of death." it announced an undetected cyber attack that actually began weeks earlier, when a malicious piece of software began stealing vast amounts of data from the sony computer network. now, it had begun the job of wiping sony's corporate files. >> kevin mandia: it was the attacker saying, "i'm going to delete what you've made. i'm going to destroy your stuff." >> kroft: kevin mandia is one of the best known cyber sleuths in the u.s., and his company, fire- eye, was hired by sony to respond immediately to the crisis. but there was only so much they could do. >> mandia: for lack of a better analogy, the wiping is the grand finale. that's the infamous, "we ran into the house, we took what we wanted, and then we left the detonation charge behind us. and then that detonation charge goes off-- you're not going back to the house anymore. >> kroft: and that's what happened?
>> mandia: that's what happened. >> kroft: more than 3,000 computers and 800 servers were destroyed by the attackers after they had made off with mountains of business secrets, several unreleased movies, unfinished scripts, and the personal records of 6,000 employees, all of whom were given a taste of living offline. sony made the decision to take itself off the grid. all connections to the internet, all connections to the rest of sony, and all connections to third parties were shut off, effectively disconnecting an international corporation from the outside world, and plunging itself into a pre-digital age of landline telephones and hand- delivered messages written with pen and paper. >> mandia: immediately employees start to remember the things they took for granted-- does the gate let you in the garage? you can't get your e-mail. people's benefits can't be processed appropriately, time cards can't be done. what if payroll's the next day? there are so many things that depend on the internet that, quite frankly, most companies don't even know all of them.
so they come off the internet and go, "oh, wow, didn't see that coming." >> kroft: to kevin mandia, it looked like a military-style operation mounted by a foreign government. and when his company began comparing the sony computer virus with the 500 million pieces of malware in its archives, it quickly came up with a nearly identical match, right down to the skull on the calling card. it was a cyber attack two years ago against south korea's banks and broadcast networks called "dark seoul" that wiped out 40,000 computers and caused $700 million in damage. >> mandia: we had the malware from the attacks that happened in south korea in 2013. and these things, when put side by side, this looks like whoever hacked south korea in 2013 is hacking sony. and the attribution in those attacks in 2013 was to north korea. >> kroft: mandia's suspicions about north korea, which has a well-established cyber capability and a long history of attacking its neighbor, were soon confirmed by the nsa, the fbi, and the white house.
and the attackers themselves hinted at it when they contacted matt zeitlin of buzzfeed.com and at least a half-a-dozen other online reporters, offering them everything they had stolen from sony. so this is the first email you got? >> matt zeitlin: yep. the weekend after thanksgiving. you know, it says that it has all this data from sony. and have all these links, so that we could download the information. what followed from zeitlin and others was two weeks of damaging, embarrassing stories from the corporate files and private emails of sony executives, as well as threats and a specific demand from the attackers that sony not release its comedy about the assassination of north korean leader kim jong-un. >> they hate us because they ain't us! ( laughs ) >> kroft: "soon, all the world will see what an awful movie sony pictures entertainment has made." >> zeitlin: that part may have been true. ( laughs ) >> mandia: sony scares ceos, right? i mean, that's the difference. every ceo is walking around
going, "how do i feel if my email's out on the internet? how would i feel if my machines got disrupted?" so all of a sudden, every chief information security officer is now talking to their board because every board wants to know, "hey, is this the new normal?" >> kroft: and it may well be. kevin mandia says even big corporations with sophisticated i.t. departments are no match for the dozens of countries that now have offensive cyber-war capabilities. >> mandia: all advantage goes to the offense in cyber. it just does. on the defensive side, you have to say, "i must defend all 100,000 machines, all 50,000 employees." the offense side thinks, "i only need to break into one and i'm on the inside." >> kroft: and any company or any corporation is as strong as its weakest link. >> mandia: in a way, yes, in security. the nation-state threat actors or hackers, target human weakness, not system weakness. >> kroft: and there's no shortage of weaknesses. most company employees are allowed to browse online or visit facebook on corporate computers. and many take them home for personal use. all it takes to contaminate a
network is for one person to unwittingly access an infected file that looks realistic, like an adobe flash player update or an email that pretends to be from apple support. and then what happens when they click on them? >> mandia: they compromise their machine. and now that machine, being on the inside of a corporate network, can be used as a beachhead to increase access. >> kroft: and that's what happened at sony. eventually, the north koreans were able to obtain the passwords and credentials of the company's computer system administrators and build them right into the malware that carried out the attack. with help from anybody? >> mandia: you know, anything's possible. i simply don't know. >> kroft: how sophisticated was the malware that they used? was this brand-new stuff? >> mandia: it was sophisticated enough that it works on the vast majority of companies. you know, the f.b.i. is quoted as saying this would work at over 90% of the companies that they deal with. >> jon miller: we're going to see more and more companies hacked. we're going to see deeper levels of destruction.
>> kroft: so you're saying we're at the beginning. >> miller: yeah, it's... it's going to get worse before it gets better. >> kroft: if you want to talk about state-of-the-art hacking or what's going on in the international cyber arms market, jon miller's a good place to start. he turned down a job with the nsa and a government car while he was still in high school, because he says he was already making more money doing private consulting work and honing his skills as a penetration tester. so you're a hacker? miller: i was. now i'm, you know, a computer security professional. but yeah, i mean, for the majority of my career, i was an ethical hacker, where i would actually go out and hack companies, and then work with them to make sure they didn't get hacked by somebody else. >> kroft: since miller says he's been well paid to hack into nuclear power plants by utility companies, we wanted to know what he thought about the sony attack and the malware the north koreans used to pull it off. if i set you down and gave you a pencil and paper and said, "write a list of a dozen people that could do this..." >> miller: oh, yeah, i mean, there are way more than a dozen people.
there are probably 3,000, 4,000, 5,000 people that could do that attack today. >> kroft: and not all of them are in friendly countries. >> miller: no, not all of them are in friendly countries. and the number is growing rapidly. >> kroft: i mean, it's certainly within the realm of possibility that a terrorist group could go out and put together a team and do some real damage. >> miller: i mean, isis hacked centcom's twitter. the barrier to entry is low. >> kroft: miller's previous job was leading a research team for a company that made and sold offensive cyber weapons to the u.s. government. he is currently a vice president of cylance, a company that makes next-generation anti-virus software for banks and fortune 500 companies. it's currently marketing a product it claims would have detected and stopped the sony hack while it was in progress. how sophisticated was this attack? >> miller: not very. when you look at it in contrast to the capabilities that the united states government are deploying, it is nowhere close to being sophisticated.
my favorite analogy is the malware that was used to hack sony is like a moped, and the malware being deployed by united states intelligence agencies is like an f-22 fighter jet. it's much more sophisticated it's much harder to detect... >> kroft: and yet still, if this is a moped, there were only a handful of companies in the united states that would have been able to survive this attack. >> miller: and that really is the scary part is it does not take an overly sophisticated attack to compromise these huge global multinational brands. >> kroft: miller says there have been other major cyber attacks like the one against sony, but they didn't get as much attention. in 2012, iran was blamed for an attack against the headquarters of saudi arabia's national oil company, aramco, that destroyed 30,000 computers. iran has also been accused of a cyber assault against a group of casinos owned by sheldon
adleson, a vocal enemy of the regime in tehran. and there have been others. >> miller: i've worked with companies before in the oil and gas space that have had control system networks get compromised by malware, and they've lost control of their floating oil platforms. >> kroft: i don't remember reading about that. >> miller: yeah, yeah. no, you didn't read about it. there was no need to disclose, no customer information got leaked. >> kroft: so these things happen more often than the public knows? >> miller: absolutely. >> kroft: there is a lot the public doesn't know about, including an active international, underground market in cyber weapons like the one that was used to take down's sony's computers. miller took us to a site on the dark web where you can buy them. >> miller: this is actually a list of black market exploits that i was contacted from a russian hacker that he was trying to sell, and his price, right, so... >> kroft: what does this one do, flash player? >> miller: this is a vulnerability in that software
that would allow someone to take over control of your computer. >> kroft: $39,000. $29,000, $39,000. >> miller: yeah, majority of them are over $30,000. >> kroft: that's $30,000 payable in bitcoin, the virtual currency of choice on the dark web. >> miller: for the most part the internet is completely unregulated. it's the wild west; it truly truly is the wild west right now. what we're seeing are people getting pulled out onto the street and shot, and it's like "where's the sheriff?" there's no sheriff. >> lewis: when i started doing this stuff about 20 years ago, there were things that were top secret, you know, only nsa and fbi knew about. and you weren't allowed to even talk about them in public. you can download them now for free. >> kroft: james lewis of the center for strategic and international studies knows better than most that there are no easy solutions. he says the u.s. can deter catastrophic cyber attacks from china and russia by responding in kind. but how do you respond to a rogue state like north korea for an attack against major corporations like sony.
>> lewis: turning off the lights in north korea, no one would notice. it happens all the time, right? going after a north korean movie studio, it would probably be a relief for the people there. the only pressure point we really have is going after the leadership, going after the revenue streams coming to the leadership. >> kroft: and that's what the obama administration has done, at least publicly. lewis and others believe that it will take a technological breakthrough in cyber-warfare defense to solve a problem technology created, but that could take years. legislation forcing companies to improve cyber security has gone nowhere. >> lewis: well, there's a reluctance in the congress to force companies to do anything. the administration shares that reluctance. we were lucky until this year. hopefully, we'll be a little luckier for a bit longer. >> kroft: in the time being, keep your fingers crossed. >> lewis: i used to say that the u.s. had a faith-based defense when it came to cyber security. because we had faith that the people who didn't like us weren't going to do anything bad. that's what sony has changed is
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>> o'donnell: this is a pivotal time in u.s.-japanese relations. china is aggressively looking to assert itself in asia; the u.s. and japan are negotiating what would be the biggest trade deal in a generation; and old wounds have reopened almost 70 years after the end of world war ii. so it was surprising that president obama nominated caroline kennedy to be america's ambassador to japan. she had no foreign policy experience and limited knowledge of east asia. but after a year and a half on the job, ambassador kennedy has earned the respect of japan's prime minister and the japanese people. it has also helped that the kennedy name still resonates in japan. tradition calls for the new american ambassador to japan to receive a ceremonial carriage ride to the imperial palace.
what made caroline kennedy's ride different was the thousands who lined the streets to see her off to the palace, where she presented her credentials to the emperor. and look at the reaction ambassador kennedy received one rainy morning last month during what was supposed to be an ordinary visit to a plum blossom festival. her reception in japan since arriving in november 2013 is partly because she has sparked memories of her father president john f. kennedy. >> caroline kennedy: people in japan very much admire him. it's one of the ways that many people learned english. almost every day, somebody comes up to me and wants to quote the inaugural address. and including senior figures in the military or, you know people on the street. >> john kennedy: ask not what your country can do for you... >> o'donnell: president kennedy is still seen by many japanese as a reflection of the america
they idealize, young and dynamic. last month at japan's national archives, a jfk exhibit drew visitors such as japan's prime minister. at tokyo's waseda university students lined up two hours in advance for a symposium on jfk. there's so much rich history between your family and japan. >> kennedy: that's been a very powerful part of this experience for me. he hoped to be the first american president to visit japan. and so i think, for me, coming here, that's an extra layer of meaning that... that this posting has for me. >> o'donnell: john kennedy was nearly killed by the japanese during the pacific war. only 18 years later, he entered the white house and made reconciliation with his former enemy a top priority. he had planned to visit japan in 1964 and reunite crew members from his p.t. 109 boat with the captain and crew of the japanese destroyer that had sunk his boat.
>> kennedy: now, that would've obviously been incredible. but i was just able to meet the widow of the destroyer captain a few days ago. and so i felt like he was looking down on me and history was really coming full circle. >> o'donnell: that caroline kennedy, who is now 57, has found herself serving her country halfway around the world is not what she expected when she went to the white house in the winter of 2013, an empty nester looking for a job. how did this come about? >> kennedy: well, i was in washington talking to people in the white house about how i might be able to serve the president. and so, they said, "well, what about ambassador to japan?" and so i was like "japan?" ( laughs ) so anyway, i said, "well, i would love to do that." >> o'donnell: but did you say, you know, "why japan?" or "am i the right person for this?" >> kennedy: oh, yeah, i said that, too. ( laughter ) but since they had suggested it, i figured they had thought it
through and they had. and i came home and i said "okay, well, guess what they said." and of course, nobody in my family could have possibly imagined. and everybody got so excited because it was just such an unexpected and amazing opportunity. and i am proud to endorse senator barack obama for president of the united states. ( cheers and applause ) >> o'donnell: president obama owed caroline kennedy. she and her uncle ted propelled obama, by endorsing him over hillary clinton early and publicly at a critical time during his first campaign. i mean, some ambassadorships are ceremonial. this is a really big job. was there any hesitation? >> kennedy: no. ( laughter ) all the more reason. you know, that's what's so exciting about it, when you feel like you can really make a contribution. >> o'donnell: for the japanese the appointment was seen as a meaningful sign of the importance america placed on its alliance with japan. >> kuniko inoguchi: oh, we were so honored... >> o'donnell: kuniko inoguchi is
a member of parliament from japan's ruling party. >> inoguchi: everybody was so very happy. we thought japan was treated as in a very special way. and... and she has been so effective. i think she's one of the most beloved foreign ambassadors in town. >> o'donnell: many japanese have been struck by her informality as ambassador... and by how she likes to jog regularly around tokyo like any normal tourist. caroline kennedy is known to be private, but she seems more at ease than ever in this job, and the japanese value her because it's believed she can deliver messages directly to president obama. do you have the president's ear? do you have a special relationship with him? >> kennedy: well, i mean, yes. it depends on what you mean by special relationship. but i feel that, if i need to talk to him, i can. >> o'donnell: there is plenty to talk about. what is going on in east asia, kennedy believes, is the story of the century. and yet, the news is dominated by the middle east.
>> kennedy: right. you guys are missing the story okay? >> o'donnell: how? >> kennedy: because what is going on out here in asia is... there is so much opportunity for america. there is so much good will towards america. there is economic opportunity. >> o'donnell: ambassador kennedy is keen on a massive trade deal, the biggest since nafta, that is now being negotiated among the u.s., japan and ten other countries. but another issue is looming over east asia-- the ascendance of china. relations between china and japan are tense. a booming china has quadrupled its military spending, doesn't like japan, and has designs on islands the japanese consider theirs. what many americans may not know is the united states is obligated to come to japan's aid in case of an attack. how much does japan depend on the u.s. to defend it? >> kennedy: well, we are responsible for the defense of japan, and we have a security treaty.
and so, what's being debated here now is the ability of japan to come to the aid, for example, of us, if we are being threatened. >> o'donnell: that debate is being led by japan's prime minister, shinzo abe, who wants to unshackle the country's military from its post-war restrictions, making neighbors in asia very nervous. and what's the u.s. position? >> kennedy: well, we support this because japan is an incredibly capable, trusted partner with whom we have very close relationships at the working level in the military. >> o'donnell: ambassador kennedy herself has forged a close working relationship with abe... >> kennedy: he is a very strong partner for us. i see him regularly. i think he's very pro- the u.s. alliance. what he's really committed to is restoring japan's ability to be an effective leader on the world stage. >> o'donnell: at times, abe hasn't made it easy for kennedy. he stoked anger throughout much of asia one month into her
assignment by publicly paying homage to japan's war dead including 14 war criminals, at tokyo's infamous yasukuni shrine. more recently, he's argued that widely accepted accounts of japanese soldiers abusing what were known as "comfort women" during world war ii are exaggerated. what are your thoughts on that? >> kennedy: well, i think, as president obama said when he was here in the region last spring i mean, the violation of human rights that that represents is deplorable. but i think our interest is to encourage the countries to work together and resolve those differences. >> o'donnell: that's a diplomatic answer. >> kennedy: but it's true. >> o'donnell: no, but what is true is there are thousands of women who were enslaved during world war ii in military brothels to service the japanese military. i mean, is he trying to whitewash history?
>> kennedy: well, the challenge for japan/korea, for japan/u.s. is to learn from the past so that these horrible violations are never, ever repeated. >> o'donnell: abe wasn't elected to revise the past, but to revitalize the economy, an imperative given what's happened to japan. there was a time 30 years ago when japan's economic might was seen as a threat to the united states. japan's electronics and auto industries were the envy of the world. then in the 1990s, japan's bubble burst. deflation and stagnation became the norm. one lost decade turned into two, leaving many to wonder whether japan's best days are long past. that was even before the tsunami hit four years ago. this was the coastal town of otsuchi then... and this is the town today. little has risen but dirt. japan's population is aging
faster than any other country's, and the nation is suffering from a shortage of workers. the japanese are feeling diminished, especially in comparison to china. but caroline kennedy is bullish on japan and seems eager to promote the u.s.-japanese alliance. she's patient when it comes to the endless ceremonial visits, a requirement of the job... >> kennedy: i'm a very diplomatic person. >> o'donnell: how so? >> kennedy: i feel that i've been representing my family legacy all my life. and so, in that way, it's... it's an extension of some of that work. but this is obviously much more important. this room has a lot of history... >> o'donnell: to walk through the ambassador's official residence is to get a glimpse of history. in this room, one month after world war ii, a defeated emperor hirohito paid a visit to general douglas macarthur, a sign the americans were now in charge. in her library, kennedy has pictures of her own role in
history. one photo in particular caught our eye-- the kennedy family watching bagpipers from the scottish regiment, the black watch, on the south lawn of the white house. the date: november 13, 1963. >> kennedy: my mother kept that picture. it was the last picture of the four of us that was taken. so, it meant a lot to her. so i was... i'm happy to have it. >> o'donnell: many americans remember you as that five-year- old girl who was gallivanting around the... the oval office, those pictures. what do you remember about your dad? >> kennedy: well, i remember you know, things that little kids would remember. and i do remember playing in the office. and i remember the bedtime stories he used to tell me. i feel really lucky that i do have the memories that i have in the sense that my brother and i were the most important things in his life. >> jack schlossberg: hi, i'm jack. nice to meet you. >> o'donnell: while we were in japan we saw jack schlossberg, jfk's grandson and the youngest
of caroline's three children. ( applause ) >> schlossberg: thank you for taking care of my mother. >> o'donnell: at 22, he certainly has the bearing and the look, thick hair and all, of another kennedy politician. as for caroline kennedy, being ambassador to japan appears to suit her just fine. she's not thinking about the future. >> kennedy: i've seen things change too much throughout my life. so i... i figure, you know, i'll figure it out when it... something'll occur to me. i'll get a bright idea and hopefully, it'll be a good one. >> and now a cbs sports update. jordan spieth has won the 2015 master's at the age of 21. a record-setting week it was for spieth. he matched tiger woods' 72-hole masters scoring record and became the second youngest champion in master's history
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>> keteyian: duke university celebrated another national title this past week with an impressive win over wisconsin in the ncaa basketball tournament. but nine years ago this very month, there was little to celebrate at duke, when its athletic program found itself in the middle of a firestorm. three star lacrosse players on their number-one ranked team were accused of rape. it took more than a year for the case to unravel, the three players to be declared innocent, and the district attorney who led the charge against them to be disbarred. a forgotten chapter of that story is what happened to the blue devils' head coach at the time, mike pressler. the reigning national coach of the year, pressler was the only person at duke to lose his job as a result of the scandal. pressler has never spoken at length about what happened to him at duke, the rush to judgment that has left a mark on
his life to this day. >> mike pressler: google up one of the boys' names, my name, and then, you know, on the computer you... you saw the word "rape," "sexual assault" next to your name. that just was... even today, i get emotional about it. right now, as i speak to you armen, i'm getting angry over that. >> keteyian: on march 13, 2006 the duke lacrosse team held an off-campus party at this house which included alcohol and two strippers, one who later claimed she was attacked and raped in a bathroom. when pressler, then in his 16th season at duke, found out about the party and the woman's claims, he confronted his captains. >> pressler: i asked each one of them to their face, one at a time. the astonishment on their face... and when you know your people, i knew exactly from their reaction to the allegations this was absolutely untrue.
>> keteyian: the problem was few others did. this is how the late ed bradley described the media storm surrounding "the duke rape case" here on "60 minutes". >> bradley: the district attorney, mike nifong, took to the airwaves, giving dozens of interviews, expressing with absolute certainty that duke lacrosse players had committed a horrific crime. >> mike nifong: there's no doubt in my mind that she was raped and assaulted at this location. >> bradley: his comments fueled explosive news coverage and fed public suspicion of the team before much of the evidence was gathered. d.a. nifong referred to the lacrosse players as "a bunch of hooligans" whose "daddies could buy them expensive lawyers." >> keteyian: when mike nifong starts to bring race, using words like "hooligans" and a "wall of silence" from a team that wasn't being silent, what are you thinking? >> pressler: you could just see that they were... there was a different agenda for... for these folks. >> keteyian: nifong was in the
midst of a tight election campaign. he fed the growing race and class divide long simmering in durham, refusing to consider any evidence that didn't fit his narrative of the players' guilt. >> nifong: i am not going to allow durham's view in the mind of the world to be a bunch of lacrosse players from duke raping a black girl in durham! >> chris kennedy: it was transparently obvious that nothing had happened. >> keteyian: chris kennedy is the senior deputy director of athletics at duke, where he's been on staff since 1977, and hasn't forgotten the mob mentality on campus that spring. >> kennedy: a sizable portion of people in the university had turned their backs on those kids, and believed the most heinous crimes had been committed. >> keteyian: at its worst, how bad was it? >> kennedy: other than the death of my wife, it's the worst thing i've ever been through. it was painful because you had 46 kids who were really