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in this movie which is not a movie for kids, it's kind of -- it's a scary movie in a lot of ways. do you feel scared? >> well, i know how it's filmed. i know it's all fake. >> jimmy: oh. >> i know the bad guys is actually a nice person. >> jimmy: oh, he was? >> yes. >> jimmy: like the opposite of matt damon really. [ applause ] right? the oscar nominations come out on thursday. are y excited about that? >> yes. >> jimmy: a lot of people say you might get nominated for best actor, right? >> i don't think i might because there's still lots of good actors like leonardo dicaprio in "the revenant" and then -- >> jimmy: that's it, really. [ applause ] the field is pretty wide open.
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be the youngest person ever to win, did you know that? if you do win the oscar, where will you keep it? >> in my dresser room -- in my dressing room which is actually a bedroom. i don't know why i just said that. i don't usually say that. >> jimmy: well, i hope -- you know what, i'd like you to come back at least once a year until you're a full-grown adult. will you make me a deal on that? very nice to meet you, jacob. jacob tremblay! "room" is in theaters now. and we'll be right back with leon bridges. >> dicky: the "jimmy kimmel
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leon bridges. [ applause ] i got a call from my baby said she fed up with me said she's found another lover in another city said she's doing fine in new orleans now she got me pacing wondering where'd i go wrong got me going in circles like the merry-go-round gonna take the west train to
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sweet little girl from the ninth ward of new orleans the way she dancing you could see her from tennessee up under that red dress are legs long as the bayou trees she got a golden smile i know she's the one for me in the room she's a twistin and groovin shakin and a movin she don't know what she doin to me i love the way that you dance and honey i've got a question baby would you be my queen
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got a golden smile i know she's the one for me in that room let me tell you something else about her her name was earthi was her name i could never forget just like the way she dipped on the bronze-tiled floor honey was movin with ease each and every step so good that baby had my eyes at her glow no shiny jewelry still the brightest thing illuminatin the room that girl is twistin and a groovin shakin and a movin she don't know what she doin to me i love the way that you dance and honey i've got a question baby would you be my queen let me see you dance ooh ooh baby ooh ooh baby
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twistin and a groovin shakin and a movin she don't know what she doin to me i love the way that you dance and honey i've got a question baby would you be my queen ooh ooh baby ooh ooh baby ooh ooh baby that baby got a golden smile i know she's the one
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[ cheers and applause ] this is a special edition of "nightline," america in focus. >> tonight, make his case. >> president obama's farewell state of the union. a look to the country's future. >> the united states of america is the most powerful nation on earth, period. and playing out on the campaign trail for the presidential hopefuls. bernie sanders coming out swinging. hillary clinton facing unexpected trouble in iowa. and another battle brewing for trump and senator ted cruz. >> i am tivist. >> young #activists. >> everyone is listening to you. >> vocal about their beliefs. >> i'm an independent woman. >> push for change. from protests. >> we have nothing to lose but our chains. >> to something as simple as a hug. >> and from iowa to the white house. the state of the obamas, how the president and first family have evolved. >> god bless the united states of america. >> and what could be next for
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seconds. "nightline," america in focus. >> good evening.
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we begin with the president's final state of the union address. making the case that he hored the progress made on his watch, addressing key issues like curing cancer, climate change, education. but priority number one, protecting the american people against terror networks and turning an eye towards the future of the country and the future of the white house, here's abc's david wright. >> the president of the united states. >> reporter: the next time we hear the sergeant in arms make that familiar announcement, a different president will be walking into the chamber and glad handing his way down the aisle. the night was barack obama's last state of the union, his parting shot, at this point he's playing for the history books. >> we live in a time of extraordinary change, change
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live, the way we work, our planet, our place in the world. >> reporter: that word "change" which served as mantra for candidate barack obama's election all those years ago, tonight took on a different meaning. shaded by. seven years of compromises, disappointments, and unintended conseqnces. the office and its responsibilities have changed demand, visibly as it always does. tonight as president barack obama framed it, change can be good or bad. >> it's change that can broaden opportunity or widen inequality. >> reporter: the white house billed this speech as different sort of state of the union, not so much a laundry list of proposals but a plea to fix america's broken politics. >> the future we want, all of us want, opportunity and security for our families, a rising
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sustainable peaceful planet for our kids, all that is within our reach. >> reporter: tonight there was one big ticket agenda item in the traditional sense, a vow to cure cancer, even nominating a neancer czar. >> and because he's gone to the mat for all of us on so many issues over the past 40 years i putting joe in charge of mission control. >> reporter: but other obama absent. one week after he was in tears on the issue of gun violence -- >> every time i think about those kids, it gets me mad. >> reporter: -- tonight obama sent a silent message, an empty chair in the first lady's box for the victims of gun violence. also not mentioned, the seizure of two u.s. navy patrol boats and their crews by iran. but overall, obama didn't rub salt in the republican wounds. he pleaded for unity. >> so i hope we can work together this year on some bipartisan priorities. >> reporter: tonight the president also highlighted the
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the millions fleeing isis and the civil war in syria, insisting america is not embroiled in world war iii. >> that is the story isil wants to tell. that's the kind of propaganda they use to recruit. we don't need to build them up to show that we're serious. >> reporter: obama insisted america oh is not in retreat. >> let me tell you something, the united states of america is the most powerful nation on earth. period. period. [ applause ] it's not even close. >> reporter: tonight the state of the union may be sound but the state of our politics is more like that capitol dome, shrouded in scaffolding, hard hat zone full of dangers. the open question, who will be giving the state of the union next year leading the debate moving forward.
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little shorter. i know some of you are anxious to get back to iowa. >> reporter: two of the hopefuls were there in the chambers tonight on the republican side, senator marco rubio, for the democrats, senator bernie sanders. their colleague senator ted cruz declined his invitation. too busy out campaigning in new hampshire. >> the state of washington, on the other hand, is a manifest disaster. >> reporter: donald trump wasn't invited tonight, but as he campaigned out in iowa that didn't seem to bother him. the tumultuous republican race is a worry not just for the democrats but also for the senior republican inside the chamber sitting beside the vice president for the first time. earlier today speaker paul ryan urged citizens to tune in for the republican response. >> if people want to hear from a leader who has brought people together, if people want to hear from a leader who has gotten things done, who has set an
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governor nikki haley deliver the address. >> reporter: tonight governor haley distanced herself from the president but also from some of the candidates in her own party. >> during anxious times it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. we must resist that temptation. no one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country. >> reporter: among the democrats, huge uncertainty. senator bernie sanders there in the chamber as new polls show hi pulling ahead of hillary clinton. >> it could be that the inevitable candidate for the democratic nomination may not be so inevitable today. >> reporter: but less than a month to go before the first votes are cast, clinton once again finds herself on the defensive. tonight she was on cnn dismissing the polls. >> i don't pay any attention to this. i don't feel that it's a good reflection about who will actually come out on caucus night.
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out on the campaign trail again. vice president biden may wish he were out there, too. his grief over his son cost him his chance to toss his hat in the ring one more time. tonight was his last state of the union with front row seats. for obama, too, a sense of wishfulness, a pang of sorrow of what might might have been. >> i believe in change because i believe in you. >> reporter: that soaring rhetoric got him there in the first place, but has he delivered on all that has promised, how will history judge him? that's still up for grabs. >> the president likes to use the metaphor that there's still a lot on the table. and he's playing the long game. president showed that we still have oh of he still has a couple more innings left. >> he came in saying he wanted to dissolve the division in the country but he came away with the country more divided and in more discord. eporter: president obama himself will spend the next year fighting for his bucket list.
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focused in earnest on where we go next. i'm david wright for "nightline" in new york. next, young activists from around the country come together to talk about the hot button issues firing up the nation. and later, the timeline of president obama's presidency and the american first family you've come to know. about a biologic, this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me reach for more. doctors have been prescribing humiraor more than 10 years. humira works for many adults. it targets and helps to block a specific source of inflammation that contrubutes to ra symptoms. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions,
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controversial issues have dominated not only political rhetoric but sparked worldwide trends online. trending hashtags like back
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control all creating social conversation. young activists hoping to shape america's future and their attitudes, opinion shs even their political alignments, might surprise you. >> united we stand. >> reporter: on a busy street corner in southern california sergio is raising his arms in prayer for syria, iraq, and lebanon. a kind of public plea for peace. the 20-year-old quickly draws a crowd. >> good job, man. >> reporter: eke surprisingly strong emotions from passersby. received thousands of messages of support in return. >> this video really touched my heart, made me cry. i wanted them to see my video. build up enough courage in them to do something similar. >> i'm an independent woman. >> reporter: just one of many young, savvy activists. >> good news, single laes. for once everyone is listening to you. >> i am activist. >> reporter: now using social media to discuss issues they
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>> we are the pro life generation. >> reporter: making the hashtag their new rallying cry. >> we cannot breathe. >> reporter: as the largest rising generation in u.s. history, their opinions matter. >> we used to follow the news on social media. now the social media is driving the news. >> reporter: so we invite addyi verse and rather vocal group of influence to come off line and chat face to face about this critical election year. >> hillary clinton. >> liar. >> not authentic at all. >> season politician. >> trump. >> racist. >> reality tv. >> irresponsible. >> fearmongerer. >> he has the potential to up end the entire political system. >> reporter: the room got quiet when i asked who they plan to vote for. show of hands if you've decided. no one. okay. they may not have decided on a candidate but each activist was clear about what they think we as a nation should get worked up about. >> gun control. >> the first human right which is life. >> immigration.
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>> criminalization and incarceration. >> reporter: come make part of black lives matter. >> we have nothing to lose but our -- >> reporter: one of the most successful social media campaigns in the last decade. >> the police are not getting involved, community people are breaking up the two guys who were fighting. >> reporter: i saw firsthand how they puld off large-scale protests across the nation with results that packed real political punch. its success helped inspire people like touring the country speaking out against islamophobia islamophobia. >> we will no longer sit addressly while others seek to define us. >> does one have to be a racist, a bigot to say because i perceive isis to be muslim therefore i'm concerned about muslims coming to the united states in mass? >> no, i think that's a fair question, especially with the media portrayal with isis equals islam. >> and the white man comes into
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the place, we don't call it a terrorist act. >> how does this conversation link with the conversation that people you're connected with have? >> people are justifiably nervous about their safety. >> reporter: david is the president of one of the largest conservative online communities with almost 8 million followers. >> it really doesn't have anything to do with isis is muslim, muslim is isis and you can't go a christmas party without fear of being mutilated. >> reporter: and in the aftermath of that massacre and shootings in colorado springs in charleston, gun control was the hot button topic. >> if someone wants to cause you harm they're going to cause you harm whether they have a firearm spoon. >> if someone comes into a classroom and kills a bunch of people with a spoon, then we'll talk about spoons. >> reporter: and refugees. >> fear. everyone is afraid. >> i'm not scared. >> i'm not scared.
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we need to allow refugees, people who are speaking asylum to enter videoof into the country, period. >> planned parenthood. >> biggest abortion chain in the country. >> biggest health care provider. >> reporter: businesslet plank is a self described feminist, record series pulls in millions of viewers. >> if you shut down planned parenthood, you can bet dollars overdo nuts that the rate of abortion is going to go up in this country and the rate of dangerous abortions that puts women's health and lives at risk. >> reporter: linda rose is one of the new faces of the anti-abortion movement. her organization, live action, has over 1 million facebook followering. >> we are identified with pro life because we have technology, we see theindow to the womb. it's not just rhetoric and political division but reality in is a human life.
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defining issue i think of our generation. in a lot of ways. >> defining issue. >> in a lot of ways. >> it cuts to the -- >> it is like -- it is life and death. >> that makes me so nervous that men are telling women what to do with their bodies. >> reporter: this freedom to exchange ideas, express themselves, they all hold in the highest esteem. they all believe what will help them shape their version of the american dream. >> the american dream. >> i'm living it, i think. >> most cliche and basic sense, it's life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. >> you come to this country, work hard, and make something of yourself. >> the american dream isn't owning a house with a white picket fence. the american dream is the ability to go out and define your life the way you want it. >> when the most marginalized person in america is free. >> without the government on your case. >> where people can have the
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their communications are private. >> i think we've hidden behind the american dream to excuse a lot of the policies and laziness. >> i think we're further away from any type of american dream today than we have ever been before in this country. it's almost nonexistent. >> i think it can be revived. >> the resources are there. >> the american dream to me means addressing all of those problems head-on. >> we want to hear from you. head to our "nightline" facebook beige page and tell us the issues you thi are most important. >> announcer: the following is a paid presentation for luminess air. take a look at this blemish. now you see it. now you don't. >> it is amazing. >> announcer: do you see this age spot? don't blink. it's gone like magic.
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