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jesus's first -- he also said that faith is a light that grows in our hearts. and up next on cnn, it's parts unknown marathon, including anthony bordain ekes state where he grew up. have a great week. >> as vacation over, we headed back to our lives and home work and daily things, maybe my little brother, or maybe i would look out the window at the night sky and suddenly it will fill with stars. and golden mist.
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and we would pretend for a second we were deep inside the milky way, a million blinking lights, but we knew where we really were, we were almost home.
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oh, enchanted land of my childhood. a cultural petrie dish that regularly issues forth greatness. new jersey in case you didn't know, has great beaches, beautiful beaches. i grew up summering on those beaches and they are awesome. jersey's got farm land, beautiful bedroom communities where that woman from real housewives does not live nor anyone like her. even the refineries. the endless turnpikes and expressways twisting over unknowable wet lands is beautiful, to know jersey is to love her.
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you may have heard of it. some of governor christie's mignons allegedly con is spired to jam up traffic for a few days. this is my happy place, sometimes i just need that old time flavor here. it seems like a chew food. >> thank you. >> he these two picks just like 1968. some things just don't change.
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i love this stuff. look at that beauty. i'm here to feed my soul. the cultural wellspring that's new jersey, it's the antidote to every other place. the place is perfect. the dogs are amazing. there are not a lot of people in this world courageous enough to not change. down the shore, yeah, we actually talk like that. it was what we did, go down the shore. not just our family from bergen county near the manahawkin
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bridge, but families and working-class families from all over who packed up the kids in the station wagon for the interminable trip to long beach island. >> just getting out of the driveway was a big deal. >> there was always drama. >> strapping -- to the roof of the car. >> once we were over the bridge, the excitement would ratchet up. ship bottom, then surf city, harvey cedars. love ladies, ticking off the town names until finally, finally, barnegat light. >> new. these are all new. that's original. >> yeah, definitely. >> i think i know who lived there at one point. >> that's definitely old-school. >> let's face it. it's been how many years? 40 -- >> 400, i think. >> jesus, we're old. the lighthouse. >> definitely remember going to that lighthouse a lot.
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>> oh, the good old days. i want some fried clam strips. >> absolutely. >> our options are limited, shall we say, but holy crap. this place is filling up. >> i think it's because it's the only place. >> who lives out here year round? >> we're about to see every single one of them. >> let's be honest. when we come here in the summers, i was the bad one. >> yes, yes. >> your recollection is correct. >> i was up to every variety of criminal anti-social behavior. i didn't smoke dope for the first time here. i was looking for dope, but as a 12-year-old it was hard to come by. >> i remember you vaguely walking off with some sort of cute girl. >> first kiss. that was an important passage. this is good. >> it is good. >> i realize now i hitchhiked regularly. >> yeah. >> mom, dad, i'm going to go to ship bottom tonight with some friends. how are you getting there? hitchhiking. okay. have fun. that was cool.
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>> all the kids were doing it. that's how you got places here. >> summertime. you know that sound? just out of the water, ears pressed up against the beach blanket, the squeak of bare feet on sand nearby, classics illustrated comics waited for me back at the house. i'd play with my little plastic army men in the dunes, and there's a smell of beach grass in the dunes. you remember it? >> i still crave it. i love it. >> and on special occasions clams in drawn butter. no matter where i find them now, they always bring me back here. >> i remember this place with nothing but fondness. i can't remember a single bad memory here. >> it was great. >> people you knew from last year were here. the parents didn't need to be with you. have a campfire on the beach at night. setoff firecrackers. all this stuff they wouldn't let you do at home.
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>> the beach would look different. for a couple of days, the beach would be this weird foamy surf. giant bubbles. now we're talking. >> or there would be the jelly fish delivery sometimes. a million of them all over. >> infestation of jelly fish, right. i try to block that out. >> that wonderful feeling alone at night on the beach. it was great. >> love clam strips. >> these are great. >> these are awesome. so far, so great. i'm happy. battered piece of fish with some good tartar sauce. what were your favorite activities? >> building a campfire on the beach. >> overturning the life guard stand. >> firecrackers on the beach. i have some firecrackers in your car, by the way. just saying. >> set them off in the elevator at the casino. >> perfect.
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>> it was paradise. america's first dream vacation. the beach, as far as america was concerned, meaning bathing suits and swimming in the surf was pretty much invented here. atlantic city, rich or working class, it was here for you. back then you dressed up to walk the boardwalk. it was capitalism at its purist and most assertive. it was a democratic dream designed from the beginning for everybody. flashy, utilitarian, upright, deeply, unapologetically corrupt. the knife and fork in, it was right there through it a. in many ways i story a perfect reflection of changing times. established in 1912, the second
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floor had curtained alcoves and a separate lady's lounge. private rooms on the third and fourth floor were set aside for games of chance and perhaps other activities. vicki gold levi's dad was the chief photographer for atlantic city from the 1930s to the 1960s. he saw it all and by extension so did vicki. >> what was it like here as a kid? >> it was fantastic. walking down the boardwalk in the summertime was like walking a carnival at midway. the noises -- >> there was still remnants of the 20s. >> yeah. >> that sensibility, that look. handlebar mustaches. victorian graphic art and illustration was still very much in evidence, even in my time here in the early 60s. the boardwalk was over six miles of amusements, entertainments, parades, and pageants. a never-ending carnival. >> every place you went down the boardwalk was something else to see and all the stores were mom
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and pop stores, all very unique. >> yes. >> i loved it. >> the world famous steel pier, amusement arcades, salt water taffy. >> i loved the joke shops. >> the joke shops. >> it was a wonderland of juvenile delinquency. i could buy plastic dog crap, plastic vomit, smoke powder. it was just something very sinister and forbidden. my parents indulged me when i was here. >> the menu has changed somewhat since e original. for me, a very tasty preel crusted swordfish over lump crab meat. for vicki, pan-seared scallops. >> my memories are largely built around the time before gambling. times were not good. it was largely empty, but it was a magnificent structure. >> you and i like the nostalgia. the people who like coney island like it, but i don't know about the young people. >> beautiful buildings are
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beautiful buildings. a beautiful view is a beautiful view forever. >> yes. >> but there's no other place with this kind of history and legitimacy. this place has deep romantic allure. >> i agree with you. i believe in the transition that's coming. i really, really do with all my heart. >> hundreds of businesses used to be here. it's not a matter of, gee, that would be great if that happened again. it is inevitable that it will happen again. and it's worth fixing. atlantic city can be chic easy because the bones of the city are beautiful. >> i'm glad you feel that way. >> there is even in very young people, beautiful old things, beautiful old restaurant with really great food is much more interesting than a glass box with good food. oh, that's lovely...
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the names of atlantic city streets were imprinted on generations of americans who grew up playing monopoly. drive now ventnor avenue today and you see history. the ebb and flow of america's hopes and dreams played out in the buildings and homes you see as you pass by. >> magnificent mansions mixed in with two family houses. cheap takeout, the footprints of a lost world. the riviera of the northeast still there if you look in between. with jet travel in miami and an expanded highway system, things declined as they do. but a few visionary geniuses
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presented a solution, a cure that would overnight make everybody well, make atlantic city shiny and new and prosperous again. men like donald trump. >> i think it's going to be really very beneficial to everybody. we look forward to operating the taj mahal successfully for many years to come. >> vast new xanadus would be constructed. >> they rushed to atlantic city eager to tap into what was assured to be a never-ending gusher of prosperity, casino gambling. >> when casino gambling was sold to the state of new jersey and to atlantic city as the cure-all, did it change anything? >> do you think this place is better than it was? do you think it helped? >> no, i don't. >> new jersey native, brian donohue is a reporter with 20 years experience focusing on south jersey. dock's oyster house, an establishment that survived prohibition, the great depression, two world wars, numerous declines, and rebirths. still here, still great, a symbol of what atlantic city was, would be, could be, and should be again.
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>> they wanted easy answers and casino gambling was seen as an easy answer. >> it sure sounded like a good idea. >> they were going to bring 12 casinos here and bring everybody up from the top down. it hasn't worked. when you're left with just 12 casinos -- >> and if you're looking for an example of a lemming like lurch cliff face from which to tumble, look no further than this $2.4 million goat rodeo, the revel. it opened in 2012 and closed less than two years later. the most expensive casino in new jersey history. >> it was incredible. >> what were they thinking? >> short-term money at a time when other casinos were opening all over the east coast. >> it's nuts. it's economics 101. >> casinos of course, by design, neglect the city's existing assets, salt air, a walk by the
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glorious north atlantic, the greatest of the earth's body of water, the classic attractions, the restaurants. >> this is what it is going to take for atlantic city to come back. it's going to be places like this. celebrate the ghosts, you know. >> some nice crab cakes at dock's, a big freaking lobster stuffed with crab imperial, plum souffle. those things are bad for business, the business of taking your money. >> thank you so much. lovely. that'll work. that's good. i don't want to sound like i'm down on atlantic city because i see it as an incredibly, almost ludicrously hopeful place. whatever is left should be hung onto because it is going to come around. >> there's nothing funny about losing all your money yet
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casinos are steady employers of that most hard-working species of entertainers. these comedians are two of the hardest working people around. married to each other and new jersey. >> it's so much money to live here. i drove three exits on the jersey turnpike. it was $7. if you drive a whole new jersey turnpike, when you get to the car. you have to give them your [ laughter ] >> i'm going to tell you something that i don't tell people right away. i'm vegan. i'm very passionate about it. it's about eating a cruelty free, no animal or animal byproduct of any kind. i do cheat a little. i eat veal. it's so tender. how do they get it like that? >> i'm very sentimental about jersey italian, particularly spaghetti and meatballs. that's what i was going to go for. >> i've eaten here at least five to ten times, and i've never had a bad meal. ever. i wouldn't get the meatballs.
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>> proud long-time residents of new jersey? >> no. i've lived here nine years, but only been proud maybe the last two. >> it's a real long time -- >> to get up to speed. >> born and bred. >> yes. >> when was the first time you played atlantic city? >> there was a club at the sands. many times i would get paid on thursday and then i would lose it all and then i'd have to work for free. there's no worse feeling. >> oh, i know that feeling. >> it's a nightmare. >> have you ever watched a couple in atlantic city? okay, dear, hold this money. don't give it back to me no matter what i do. i don't care what i say. an hour later, give me my god damn money. you're lucky you're here. you better give me my money. you're the reason i'm losing, touching my arm when i'm shooting craps. >> is there a specifically jersey sense of humor? >> yes, i love jersey audiences now so much. i have never one time said anything where people in the audience have gone, ahhh.
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they never get offended. >> we all have our words, the ones that effect us much. i have my trigger words. as a white woman, the word i don't like is no. i don't hear it that often, but when i do, huh-uh. >> here's the deal with jersey. people land up north and they drive up the turnpike. they don't turn off it and go up -- >> they see the refineries. >> that's new jersey. >> how sick is it that i think it's beautiful? >> more horses per capita than any other state. >> it's the embroidery capital of the world. apparently. i don't know where that's happening. >> my sister worked for an embroidery company. i swear to god. i'll call her right now. >> this is the taste of my youth. >> will people ever come across the bridge and the tunnel in the other direction? >> no. >> no? okay. >> i did not have to think about that.
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>> let's go out to a club in jersey. no. >> it's all relative. a 25-year-old guy or girl is going, we're not going to new jersey. a 6-year-old person is going i'm getting the [ muted ] out of this city. >> there's your answer. never going to be you. >> where does hipness stop? at what age? >> hipness is overrated. >> yeah, it is overrated. i love living here. i love it. pine valley, the best golf course in the country. trump has beautiful course -- >> trump, i'm not a fan. >> who is? >> every minute that he walks, the man has a certain complicity to not shout out -- would you look at that ridiculous looking head. it's like if you have a disfigurement. that's too much to ask of me in trump's case. i just want to scream. >> do you know why he puts his names on the building? so the banks know which ones to take back. at least he's a humble guy. >> jesus. for adults with advanced non-small cell lung cancer
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there are few american cities, places where things have gone as disastrously wrong as camden, new jersey. it's like the poster child for everything a city can screw up.
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once a manufacturing powerhouse, home to the new york shipbuilding corporation, a campbell's soup company, an rca records, a company town, about 80,000 people live here today. that's the same number of people who were employed during its heyday. nearly 40% of the city's high school students don't graduate. the entire police force replaced by the state. more than one-third of city residents live below the poverty line. voter turnout, not good. if there's any place one can be forgiven for just throwing your hands up in the air and giving up, it's here, but no. cities with serious problems need extraordinary people, and tawanda jones is clearly an extraordinary person. >> when you give, especially to
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someone who is really in need, you know, i feel -- it makes me feel complete. >> her late grandfather walter green jr. was a former military man. an employee of rca and a body guard for the great boxer jersey joe walcott. >> he was just like the protector. if you need anything, you go to mr. dynamite. that was his nickname. >> he was also a man who believed in being part of the community. when tawanda was 15, she was asked to lead a local drill team. unfortunately, it soon lost its funding. walter purchased 80 uniforms and three drums to get it its start. today css, the camden sophisticated sisters drill team, which includes the distinguished brothers in taps, the almighty percussion sound, have over 320 participants. ♪ >> good job, babies. good job.
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clap it up for yourself. clap it up. >> we meet at neighborhood stalwart tony and ruth steaks. still doing what they do. >> it doesn't get any better than this. >> what was camden like back in the good ole days? >> oh, my god. it was so different coming up when i was younger. i didn't have to worry about my life being threatened coming outside. everybody knew everybody. that sense of community was strong back then. >> you were talking about your childhood as if it was a real long time ago. it's not that long ago. what the hell went wrong? >> people can blame it on the politics, but i think that's too easy. many have failed our children. but it's up to the parents to start getting more involved in a kid's education. know what your child is doing. >> you're putting it principally on the parents. >> absolutely. >> this is tasty. >> this is delicious. >> so the conventional wisdom seems to be get out of camden. why are you still here? >> because the need is still in camden.
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if every decent person leaves camden, then we never have a chance. in order to be a part of the program, they have to maintain a "c" average or better. it's all about the academics. it's all about nurturing these kids. what's right, what's wrong. the drill team does that. they have different saying that they go by every day. it's a start without a finish. it is possible. and they believe this. they say it so much until it is embedded. >> tawanda has helped css support it with financial assistance. with some parents and temporary donations. surprisingly for a group of national profile, no lasting support from official organizations, public or private. yet she perseveres. >> a lot of your practice is done outdoors. all weather, all types of situations. >> we've been under bridges, everything. over 28 years, we've been outside. their safety is the most
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important to me, but it's been a blessing and a curse. you'll have the corner boys come up and ask you are you having practice outside today, today is not a good day. okay. all right. thank you very much. >> that's nice. >> i appreciate it. trust me. >> how do you keep the kids off the corner? >> i'm quite aware that times are hard, but i just try to show them an alternative route. there's so much more out there than this. some call me major pain, but it's all out of love. they need that structure and discipline in life, period, to go to work, to go to school. >> they're doing it because it's fun. >> right. >> but it's hard. >> yeah. >> you're asking people to do a hard thing and they're doing it. >> yeah. >> and i got to ask -- i'm going to guess in the years that you've been doing this you've had to have had your heart broken many times. you've had to see kids that you've really believed in fall by the wayside and i'm guessing a lot. how do you go on? >> we do have a lot of sad stories.
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but our good outweighs the bad. i keep going just for that reason. you know, before i was a little hard on myself, and i used to actually think that i could save all the kids. i know that's not the case. you know, i just do the best that i can do. and i just pray that the next kid doesn't fall by the wayside. >> how do you not become cynical? do you harden your heart? >> no, actually i have to replenish myself or i'm not going to be any good to them or my own family. these kids are precious cargo to me. they have pretty tough lives. some of them have the responsibility of a 30-something-year-old. they're holding down their homes. and they're only kids. little kids shouldn't have to go through that. >> 25 years down the road, what do you think camden is going to be like? >> i'm praying that it turns into the camden that i remember, and i know that i'm helping our
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future leaders to become a part of that change. i'm very hopeful. there's no doubt in my mind that there's going to be a positive camden. no doubt. >> you're going to stay? >> i'm not going anywhere. my pop-pop didn't leave. i'm not leaving. >> yeah, i know. philadelphia is right over there. right across the ben franklin bridge. the center of the cheesesteak universe, but what if it isn't? they're better than that. they're bigger than that. and the best cheesesteak in the area might well come from new jersey. donkey's, opened by leon lucas 71 years ago. a heavyweight contender in the 1928 summer olympics in boxing, he was known in his time with the calvary as "the donkey."
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>> they said he had the punch and the kick of a mule and somebody gave him the handle donkey and he kept it. >> his son report robert runs the join now and this is what they do here. behold the jersey cheesesteak. >> pleasure to meet you. >> so this is the best cheesesteak in south jersey? unless i'm mistaken. >> new jersey. >> new jersey, period? >> yeah. >> is there a difference between jersey style and philadelphia style? >> we do ours on a round poppy seed kaiser roll. >> anything i need to know? >> regular, cheese and onions. >> it's round. it's got steak, spices, browned onions, real american cheese, such as it is, and a poppy seed roll. >> fantastic. thank you, sir. >> and it is sublime. >> relish, what do you think? >> hot pepper. yeah. a little bit. >> a little bit? i drove a long way for this. thinking about it the whole way. >> good. >> man, this should be like national landmark right away. this sandwich is unbelievably good.
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>> thanks. >> really a thing of beauty. >> that's a good thing to hear. >> worth driving across the state in a blizzard for it. >> we get a lot of people from philly. >> wow. that's treason. do they change their plates on their car or wear a disguise? >> it's different. the poppy seeds help. >> i like the rolls. it's awesome. >> it's delicious. i think we learned something here today. jersey cheesesteaks, i'm not saying they're better than philadelphia -- yeah, i am actually. so there. this is great. >> glad you it.jod why are you checking i want to see if it changed. credit scores don't change that much do they? really?
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the forests and empty spaces of new jersey are vast and often empty of everything but legend. you live here if you like a quieter life of not being messed with. 1.2 million acres of atlantic cedar, swampland, forests. it goes on and on, seemingly at times forever. it's easy to get lost. ♪ in the back water marshes where the cranberries grow ♪ >> when i was a kid as we passed through the pine barrens on the
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way to the shore, we'd joke about pineys. the strange, possible inbred tribes of people who lived out there, somewhere between the trees. that's what we believed anyway. paul evans peterson, jeweler, musician, author, and proud piney. we meet at the friendly lucille's in warren grove for a delicious breakfast. >> the legend of the new jersey devil was mother leeds had 12 kids, found herself pregnant with a 13th, and said may this child be a devil. there are many legends told about it but that was that when it was born, it morphed into this creature and went up the chimney in the night. other legends say it killed everybody in the room. it's supposed to have the head of a horse, wings of a bat, hooves. people have seen horns on it. it breathes fire. it's got a real long tail with a
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triangle on it. >> it sounds like my little pony with a fork tail. it doesn't sound frightening to me. >> supposed to have big red eyes and some people say the head of a goat. >> goat is a little bit scarier. ♪ the folks that live in the barren. they have a story to tell ♪ ♪ about that old leeds woman and her child from hell ♪ ♪ the night he was born, he had wings on and flew out into the night ♪ ♪ they say you still hear him screaming when the conditions are right ♪ ♪ yeah, i swear it's true ♪ he's turnberry blue. >> what's out there? who are pineys? do they roam the forests at night searching for souls to capture?
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>> pineys are people who live in the pine barrens. there was a time years ago if you would have called somebody that, you would have got shot. >> really. >> now people embrace it. people like to be thought up having live off the land. thursday they have bumper stickers now, piney power. >> how do you make your living? >> it is good to farm blueberries and cranberries. a lot of fishing, a lot of clamming. hopefully the oystering is coming back in the delaware bay. the bay supported a lot of jobs. >> the pine barrens have been settled for a long time. >> a long time. some of the people who came here were the glass makers. they saw this incredible sand. it is perfect for making glass sugar white, to the point where it didn't have to be washed or processed. there was hundreds of glass workers. they're just ruins now.
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>> thank you. >> all right. thank you. >> so, it's not like the rest of jersey here. >> no, and i hope it stays like that. it's like a jersey unto itself. out here, like you saw, kind of a long drive to get anywhere. >> that's good, by the way. that's really good. >> ain't it great?
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you want to talk mythic, epic, storied, that sort of thing? welcome to asbury park. wellspring of american music of a certain kind. home to, yes, the boss. and the jersey national anthem "born to run." ♪ $9 for driving to haiti >> springsteen, bon jovi, little steven, but before them there was this man, southside johnny, who pretty much created the template for the jersey sound, a place, and really it could have only been this place, that changed music and lyrics forever. ♪ >> asbury park, it's had a reputation as being a happy hunting ground for musicians because what?
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a lot of bars? >> lot of bars. it just was a tradition of bands playing here. the town was started not to have alcohol and not that kind of music, but after awhile the pressure was too much for entertainment for people to come here, and it morphed into an r&b rock 'n' roll history. >> most bars don't hire bands. this is the jersey shore. the jersey shore means people want entertainment. it's not just hard drinking people here, people here on vacation in the summer. >> atlantic city didn't have that reputation? >> well, we're not atlantic city. we're asbury park. >> as i always like to say, good is good forever. great music, great songs, and a classic jersey sandwich. and at frank's, they honor that jersey tradition with layers of sliced ham, pepperoni, provolone and your oil and vinegar that onions, shredded lettuce. you got your roasted peppers in there and most important your oil and vinegar, which soaks into that soft, fresh baked
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bread and marries it all together into a soggy glorious delivery vehicle for deliciousness. there we go, thank you. >> italian sub, enjoy. >> aw, it's such a beautiful thing they shred the lettuce and everything. you used to come here as a kid? >> yes, my father, he would order like a pastrami sandwich. >> yeah. >> and i'd eat, like, third of it and he'd he eat the rest of it. then my brother would eat eggs and bacon, so we had to order what he liked. he was a real trencherman, he could really eat. >>s abury park, like its close cousin atlantic city, with whom it had so much in common, suffered from much of the same problems. 14 years ago last time i came it was a shell of itself. dying, the beach is empty, a sad and forlorn place. unlike atlantic city though, asbury park fought to fix itself to become again the kind of place that anybody would want to live in. they didn't look for a magic bullet like casino gambling, and to a great extent they've succeeded by keeping alive what made asbury park special, they
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hung on to what was important. like this place where any overgrown child still wants to play. >> misspent youth, thank god. >> what? tilt? aw, no way. that's delicate. >> come on, hit it. hit baby, hit it. man these are tough. >> this is important for children. >> i think so. >> you know, your first exposure to racy images of women are all set in some sort of '20s fetishistic alternate universe. also it teaches you shame. >> and teaches you humility when you lose. >> and exactly the limits of how much you can break the rules before it tilts. >> you know, i think they should have tilt for all sorts
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♪ >> as i like to say, good is good forever. the atlantic ocean will always be magnificent. looking at it always a humbling, even educational, experience. it teaches us that men come and go, but no matter how foolish or outsized their dreams, how badly they screw up, what we do here
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at the ocean's edge, the sea will outlast us, will always draw us to her edges. when necessary, it will crush us. i mean, look at the taj. it's completely oblivious to everything going on around it. yeah, and that has to got to be the most butt ugly building ever. >> i noticed last night that some of the lights on the sign on the building are out. >> yeah it's like "trup." >> something like that, yeah. >> or "tump." or "rump." i mean, it's sort of perfect actually. if you think of trump as sort of carnival barker, his operation is designed to attract rubes and empty, you've got sort of a perfect metaphor here. >> yeah. >> i hate sweets but i'm a sucker for nostalgia. you can't go back, i can't go
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back. hell, i wouldn't even if i could. i sure don't want to ever have to be a teenager again, but those tastes and smells of childhood, they work still. now, you're telling me you were not a big saltwater taffy fan? >> i just remember it was hard to chew. >> you had braces, remember? so this was probably -- >> i mean, it may have before that. i don't know. i can't remember if i had braces at that point. >> i don't like candy generally, but these have a mystical hold on me. i mean even the color of the wrapper has this weird, you know, like, there should be weird music playing in the background. molasses, i totally remember that. gettin' a bunch of those. i don't know why certain flavors really resonate. the peanut, i know exactly what that tastes like. i remember the vanilla really powerfully. look, i'm not even a vanilla guy. i'm more of a chocolate guy. >> i think i remember pink one,
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so i mean, they must've had strawberry. >> wintergreen i remember. >> licorice sounds good. >> ooh, peppermints, i'd keep these in the car. >> it looks like cookies and cream. does it melt? >> whoa, it's a lot of taffy. >> yeah. >> this stuff isn't fattening, by the way, so eat as much as you want. >> is it gluten free? >> it's all-natural. >> that's what i thought. ♪ >> atlantic city will never die. good is indeed good forever. and atlantic city will be great again. asbury park, camden, all of my home state. ♪
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i'm convinced when the tide has come and washed all the greed heads away, it will once again be magic. i hope i'm there to see it. ♪ how does the joke begin? three men in a bar? but it's not a bar. imagine the bronx. a corner bodega, maybe a luncheonette, a diner. three men strictly by coincidence find themselves at the same place at the same time. sitting at the counter and across the room. the door opens and who walks in? deejay kool


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