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good morning, live from new york it's donald trump. he hosts saturday night live poking fun at himself and his controversy around his immigration comments. >> who is that? >> trump is a ray sis. >> and ben carson in an exclusive nbc news interview bashes the media. >> fbi on the case. >> the feds at the request of the russians stepping in to help
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investigate weather that crash was a terrorist attack. we're live in egypt. greg hardy takes to twitter overnight apologized after pictures of his battered ex-girlfriend were posted only. while jason pierre paul gets set to take the field today months after he mangled his fan in a fireworks accident. a bizarre light in the sky sparks social media.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm sheinelle jones. >> i'm craig melvin alongside kristen welker and dylan dreyer. maybe it was not a streak in the sky but it was al roker. he's in spokane, washington, day three of rokerthon. has a huge crowd with him. we'll check in with him in a bit. >> let's get to the top story. donald trump on "saturday night live." it was an electric scene here in the 30 rock overnight, as presidential front runner donald trump took to the stage. protesters took to the streets outside the famed studio. that's where nbc's kristen dahlgren is this morning. >> between 250 and 300 protesters joined in the march last yesterday. one group offered $5,000 to any audience member who would disrupt the show. the show went off with any problems. it didn't ignore the protest. >> reporter: surrounded by trump impersonators, donald trump played the bounty for laughs. >> we're going to have a lot of fun together.
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>> trump's is racist. >> it's larry david. what are you doing, larry? >> i heard if i yelled that, they'd give me $5,000. >> as a businessman, i can fully respect that. >> racism has got to go. >> reporter: outside, the protesters were in no mood for jokes. >> they're bringing drugs, crime, they're rapist. >> reporter: after those remarks, trump's beauty pageants were cancelled and he was told he was not welcome back to "the apprentice." >> for "saturday night live" to make fun of that, it's shameful. >> reporter: the show answered its critics with satire. >> how like the people outside are chanting dump trump, but they mean, what are his ideas on health care? >> reporter: the cast imagined a trump presidency two years on. >> like i promised. >> prosperity is at an all-time high.
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>> everybody is happy? >> they're so happy, mr. president. >> if you think that's how it'll be when i'm president, you're wrong. it's going to be even better. >> reporter: the host of "snl" is usually asked to get out of his comfort zone. >> listen to this, dave. >> enjoy my tweets. >> used to call me on the cell phone. >> reporter: it remains to be seen who gets the last laugh. >> i won't watch "snl" anymore. >> reporter: the kind of anger that could spell trouble for nbc. >> reporter: donald trump was welcomed back, at least for one saturday night. >> one other controversy with trump hosting is will the other candidates now ask for equal time on "snl." it ended up being about 12 minutes he was actually on camera, but we'll have to see if others are going to ask. >> we'll see. thank you. meanwhile, donald trump's main rival, dr. ben carson, facing questions about his past. he opened up to nbc in an
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exclusive interview in the scrutiny he calls a witch hunt. >> ben carson is learning with front runner status comes scrutiny, in particular, from his rise in the inner city to the top of the medical world. as the questions about the biographical details pile up, so does the cash. >> reporter: ben carson coming off a week when his campaign raised $3.5 million says he has the media to thank. >> the people are seeing through what's going on and getting fired up. it's almost an us versus them thing. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview, he talked about whether he was offered a scholarship to west point, and about violence in his past. during a riot at his high school in 1968, he protected white students from the attacks by
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hiding them. the story couldn't be confirmed with a half dozen of mr. carson's students and teacher. >> why would they know about it, unless they were one of the students? >> it doesn't surprise you that no one in any of these stories has come forward? >> maybe one of the students will come forward. >> reporter: carson calls the scrutiny a witch hunt, unlike anything any former president has faced. >> i have not seen that with anyone else. not even close. >> what do you think is going on? why you? >> because i'm a threat. >> reporter: a big threat, he says, to hillary clinton and the secular progressive movement. along with all the new scrutiny comes a bigger press core, with foreign reporters in the mix. one british newspaper describes carson's home as a temple to
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himself, including the painting of the candidate with jesus. >> ben carson expects many more questions and he'll get some tuesday at the next republican debate. he says he's scheduled a half a day of prep, adding, life is preparation. you can see much more of my interview with ben carson today on "meet the press." >> thank you. chuck todd is moderator of "meet the press." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's stay with ben carson. he's shifted blame to the media. does it look like they'll be able to shake off these questions about his past? >> i don't know. i say this because his candidacy is built on his personal story, his personal success, his honest and trustworthiness. if it starts coming apart, if the personal story isn't what he has said that it is, in some form or another, then it can unravel more than it would for a traditional politician.
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sheinelle, we're conditioned to assume regular politicians embellish things. ben carson was supposed to be different. that's why, i think, it's more of a danger to him than it would be, frankly, to anybody else in the field, simply because of how his candidacy has been built and why so many voters have been gravitating toward him. it's the honesty factor that has been his strength. >> one year out from the election. we'll look where this race was four years ago. we dusted off a poll. i'm sure you're familiar with this one. this is where we were in 2011. you can see right there, herman cain surging. newt gingrich, surging. a lot of uncertainty then. what's different about the uncertainty this time around? >> notice who you didn't point out in there. the eventual nominee was on top of the polls at that time. mitt romney was always in first or second.
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this time, you know, if you don't believe donald trump or ben carson is going to be the nominee, then who is? i think it's a lot more volatile than it was four years ago. i think the potential for a donald trump or a ben carson to be the nominee is higher today than it ever has been before. is it possible that the republican party suddenly decides to sort itself out a little bit and goes to a little more of a traditional way, and maybe it's jeb bush, maybe marco rubio, but i don't think so. i think when you look at the different things that have happened, craig, in kentucky this week, an outsider candidate, who republicans said was unelectable, guess what? they have a new republican governor. he's not unelectable and won by ten points. i think a lot of conservative voters believe they don't have to settle this time. i think it means we are in for a long ride. i think it's going to be twists and turns. pop the popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show. >> we will do it, my friend. >> chuck todd, thank you. we'll see you in a bit on "meet the press," where you'll have donald trump, bernie sanders and
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carly fiorina. the investigation into the russian plane crash over egypt. the question about whether bags were properly checked before the doomed flight. nbc's chief global correspondent bill neely is in sharm el sheikh this morning. >> good morning. this investigation is now focused on the final second of the cockpit voice recording and the noise that points to an explosion. its sound waves may help unlock this mystery. as you say, the fbi the getting involved. >> reporter: it's not unusual for the fbi to be asked to help in a disaster. it is unusual for the russians to ask, and the fbi said yes. a spokesman said its role will be modest. russians teams have taken away 15 sacks of sand from the site. according to egypt, human remains for analysis. they're looking for evidence of a bomb. >> the number one most important
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thing is testing the residue of the airliner to try to see whether there's any kind of traces of explosives. >> reporter: investigators now know the time after takeoff when disaster struck. >> 23 minutes and 14 seconds. >> reporter: at that moment, the cvr, something extraordinary. >> a noise was heard in the last seconds of the recording. >> reporter: every fraction of that sudden noise will not be analyzed and compared with the sound of other crashes. investigators have found the plane's auto pilot was on, suggesting the crew felt everything was normal, until that moment. some parts of the wreckage, they said, are still missing. they suggested that even a passenger's lithium batteries could have caused this. they're also examining reports that a baggage scanning machine was often broken, that baggage handlers weren't monitored, and
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deliveries to the airport weren't properly searched. 11,000 russian tourists have been evacuated from the airport in one day. it'll take nearly a week to get them all out. in st. petersburg, the church bells tolled for every victim, 224 times. >> here, the search goes on for the missing parts of the plane, bad weather hampering the search. it is now day eight. some new clues, but still, craig, no solid answers. >> bill neely for us in egypt. bill, thank you. in louisiana, investigators are now looking at 911 calls connected to the chase that led to the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy last week. two police officers are charged with killing the boy, who was sitting in the front seat of his dad's car. now, there are reports the deadly encounter may have started with a 911 call about a bar fight involving the boy's father. nbc's gabe gutierrez is on the scene.
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good morning. >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning. the two officers are being held here without bail. the chase reportedly started after the father got into an argument with his girlfriend at a local pool hall, and someone called 911. exactly what happened next is unclear. today, we're hearing more about the young life cut short. >> hi, jeremy. >> reporter: this morning, friends and family are remembering 6-year-old jeremy. >> heart wrenching. your heart is burning. you don't know how to feel. >> reporter: miranda was his babysitter for four years. he was autistic and full of life. >> he was the best kid you could ever think of having around you.
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for a child to be so loving, it was amazing and the most wonderful feeling you could have ever experienced. >> reporter: on tuesday night, jeremy was buckled into the front seat of his father's suv when he was shot five times and killed following a police chase in louisiana. >> this is a wounded community. there are wounded families out there. >> reporter: officers stafford and greenhouse jr. have been arrested and are facing charges of second degree murder and attempted murder. the boy's father was injured during the shooting and remains hospitalized in serious condition. stafford and greenhouse work for the marksville police department but they were working side jobs. investigators won't reveal exactly what led to the pursuit or what triggered the shooting. initially, the local coroner said the officers had been serving a warrant. state police say that wasn't the case. there was no exchange of gunfire, they say, and no weapon was found inside the suv. video from an officer's body camera hasn't been released publicly, but the head of the louisiana state police called it extremely disturbing and said it led to the arrest. >> this is a complex case, a lot of moving parts. >> reporter: they expect to have
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more forensic reports by midweek. >> jeremy and his father had moved to louisiana in the past year. the visitation is scheduled for later today in mississippi. his funeral is set for tomorrow. >> so sad. gabe, thank you. kristen welker is here with more on the streak of light out west that got folks rattled. >> it looked like something out of the movies. we begin with the bright light over the california sky, which sent residents into an absolute panic. social media lit up and police were inundated with calls, claiming it was a ufo, a comet or explosion. the light was from the test firing of a missile by the navy. high temperatures took their toll on runners at the rock and roll marathon in savannah, georgia. one person died following the race, as the mercury soared into the 80s. for a time, conditions were so
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dangerous, coordinators actually moved runners to shorter routes. in australia, a daring rescue to remove climbers from a dangerous situation. take a look. two men ended up clinging to a narrow ledge over a 160 foot drop to the sea. it started when one of the climbers fell off what is called wedding cake rock. his friend got stuck while trying to reach him. it took crews several hours to figure out how to get the men off the cliff before they were lifted to safety. we have amazing pictures of a huge sink hole in mississippi. residents say they heard cracking as the earth opened up. the parking lot sink hole expanded to 50 feet as it swallowed 15 cars. huge, gaping hole there. at the university of missouri, the teammates are staging a protest. the athletes of color are refusing to play ball. it's the latest in a string of demonstrations over wolf's response to racially-charged
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campus incidents. they say the president isn't taking their concerns seriously. check this out. this could be an unwelcome mat. one man in florida found a huge alligator on his front steps. animal rescue had to be called in to rope the unwelcomed visitor. i'd have to call the ambulance, as well. finally, a long, lost guitar has a new own they are morning. this gibson is said to have been used by john lennon to write some of the hits by the beetles. it disappeared after a concert and reappeared when a resident checked out a guitar. this piece of music history sold for 2 -- $2.4 million. it is john lennon, the one and only. >> $2.4 million.
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wow. turning to the weather, what are we looking at? >> if your in the middle of the country, you have a gorgeous day. if you're in the southeast or northwest, that's where we have stormy weather. let's focus on the southeast, rain moving through the panhandle of florida. that'll stretch to alabama and georgia, where the ground is saturated. that could lead to isolated flash flooding. as we go through the day, it's a fairly quick-moving system. we'll clear out through tonight by florida. it lingers through south carolina and north carolina as we go through the day on monday. it's definitely a wash out for most of north carolina. we could end up with heavier pockets of rain. three inches near tallahassee. up into wilmington, north carolina.
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hey, good sunday morning to you. meteorologist anthony slaughter here. we're tracking showers this morning. a lot of this stuff fairly light approaching san francisco in the next hour or so. and then eventually into the south bay around lunchtime. temperatures cool, back into the 40s and 50s. cloud cover bee agaginning to increase across the south bay. a few peeks of sun for the first half of the day but then rain pushes back into the south bay by lunchtime. rain spreading from san francisco and points north and eventually through the tri-valley into the south bay by this afternoon. two big stories making headlines in the nfl this morning. with the games hours away. greg hardy broke his silence overnight after the website deadspin released graphic photos of his bruised ex-girlfriend from a 2014 domestic violence incident. hardy tweeting, quote, i have to express my regret for what happened in past and i'm
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dedicated to being the best person and teammate that i can be. mostly, i am grateful for the opportunity to play in nfl. hardy missed 18 games following the incident. >> and the new york giants are counting on a comeback from jason pierre paul, returning to the field against tampa bay, for the first time since the gruesome fireworks accident on july 4th. pierre paul lost an entire finger in the incident that mangled his hand. he is expected to be wearing this custom-made four-finger glove today. he believes he can play and be the same player he was before the accident. many wonder if the defensive end still has the magic that made him a first round draft pick. >> he'll get a lot of attention. >> incredible. good for him to trying it. >> see what happens. up next on "today," is this one jealous dog the photo bomb you have to see to believe? right after this. no matter what the obstacles. about rebuilding the bond between a mother and a daughter. or about helping build homes for others... because you remember what it felt like...
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enjoyed playing in the leaves. actually, he's getting into it. you won't believe this one. in one instance, he launches himself completely in front of chris, blocking him. here's the kicker, guys, it turns out, this isn't the first time louie has photo bombed chris and megan. some of their friends starting to think, louie might be just a little bit jealous of chris. what do you think? >> i think you're probably right. >> dogs everywhere getting big ideas. >> thank you. coming up, the race for governor in louisiana turns ugly. plus, we'll talk about why this is being called the mother of all attack ads. later, we'll check in on al roker who is making his way across the country for rokerthon part 2. you'll see. i think my boys have a shot this year. yeah, especially with this new offense we're running... i mean, our running back is a beast. once he hits the hole and breaks through the secondary, oh he's gone. and our linebackers and dbs dish out punishment, and never quit. ♪ you didn't expect this did you?
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning. your time is 6:26. we want to give you a live look outside right now at san francisco from our cameras on san bruno mountain. it's a little chilly this morning and we have some changes in the forecast for you. i'm vicky nguyen alongside anthony slaughter standing by with a look at those changes. you said you're expecting some rain, which is really exciting news. >> it is exciting. showers starting to develop off the coastline. north bay starting to see a little light rain. you couldn't see from that shot in san bruno, but if you point the camera up to the sky, look at all of these cameras. we're looking at clouds approaching. in fact the golden gate bridge shot, you see it's completely cloudy at least for most of the bay area. south bay seeing sunshine now but the rain moves in for the middle part of the day.
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showers move southward through the day. north bay, you're seeing showers now. eventually san francisco you'll see them in the east bay and south bay right around lunchtime. there is a game today at levi's stadium. umbrellas, a good idea because i do think they'll be dealing with showers at least until 3:00 or 4:00. >> and gametime at 1:05. people will be right in the thick of it. anthony, thank you. four people are lucky to be alive this morning after a small plane crashes in the south bay. it happened at the airport in san jose at about 9:00 last night. miraculously all four passengers are okay. one man was taken to a nearby hospital, but he only had minor injuries. the single-engine cessna ended up upside down on the tarmac. take a look. firefighters say when they arrived, all four people inside it already managed to crawl out. firefighters say the pilot tried to land the plane but the wheels hit the dirt instead of the tarmac. >> the plane was inbound. and the landing gear went off basically off road a little bit
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of the landing strip and caused the plane to tilt, and it flipped over on its side. >> fire crews made sure there was no fuel on the ground. the airport was closed for a short period while firefighters responded. records show that plane is owned by air tomo llc. new this morning, several families out in the cold after a fire rips through a two-story apartment complex. this happened just a block down from oak grove high school in san jose. crews are still cleaning up the scene, but here's what we know so far. eight apartments were evacuated during the firefight. the roof did collapse but no one inside was hurt. firefighters are telling us the fire jumped from one unit to another through the attic. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. traffic is bad in san francisco, and it's about to get worse. expect major delays around at&t park at least for the next week. construction is taking place in the area for the next phase of the central subway project. the 1.7-mile subway line will
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connect chinatown, downtown, mission bay and the bay shore. crews are putting in special tracks fourth and king streets. the work began friday night and will last about a week. drivers are being told to avoid that area. now, coming up at 7:00 on "today in the bay," as super bowl 50 at levi's stadium gets closer, the bay area is ramping up its efforts for the big game. how you can still be a part of the action. that plus all your top news stories and anthony back with a look at that rainy forecast. for now we send you back to the "today" show. see you at 7:00. look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious. milk, fruit, cultures. mmmm, yoplait.
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♪ baby, baby, babe, i'm ♪ baby, baby, babe, i'm coming home to your tender sweet loving ♪ >> i like it. >> leon bridges is his name. if you don't know him, you soon will. rising star. a year ago, the guy was washing dishes for a living. we are back on a sunday morning, november 8th, 2015. we have a fantastic crowd on the plaza. a lovely bunch. >> lot of people. >> harry smith spent time with leon bridges, and he'll be sharing his story in a bit. rokerthon, al is in spokane this morning. we'll talk to him in a moment. republican rivals in the spotlight with donald trump taking the stage on "saturday night live." heckled by larry david, dancing
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to drake and mean tweeting backstage. as ben carson tells nbc, his detractors are questioning his past because he's a threat. in texas, police are searching for suspects after a judge was shot and wounded in the driveway of her austin home friday night. she was hospitalized with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. dallas cowboys star greg hardy is expressing regret on twitter after the website deadspin released graphic photos of his bruised ex-girlfriend from a 2014 domestic violence incident. hardy missed 18 games and tweeted he's grateful for the opportunity to play in the nfl. >> lots to get to. we start with the hotly contested race for governor in louisiana and what's being called the mother of all attack ads. kristen is back with that story. good morning to you. >> craig, good morning again to you. we are talking about an ad released by democratic state
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representative john bel edwards, which compares his military experience to the situation that almost dumped david vitter's career. is this smart politics or a new low? >> reporter: democratic state representative john bel edwards slamming opponent republican senator david vitter for his prostitution scandal eight years ago. >> john bel edwards, who answered our country's call and served as a ranger. or david vitter, who answered a prostitute's call, after he skipped a vote honoring 28 soldiers who gave them lives in defense for our freedom. >> reporter: vitter apologized for being linked to the scandal after his number showed up on a list. >> i want to offer my deep and sincere apologies. >> reporter: he survived and was reelected, but now it's coming
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back to haunt him. this ad aired last night. >> david vitter chose prostitutes over patriots. >> reporter: john bel edwards' commercial is a disgrace for those of us that live by the honor code. vitter released an ad, painting edwards soft on crime, which edwards denies. political analysts believe edwards may have run the ad out of concern that he could lose the race. >> edwards could have had the race locked up but he could have overplayed his hand here. >> the edwards campaign stands by the video.
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the national republican party is watching all of this very closely. the gop has recently picked up a number of statehouses in recent years. louisiana is another key state, as the party tries to expand its reach and, of course, also win back the white house. this is going to be a big talker nationally. >> kristen welker, thank you. let's talk to dylan for day three of rokerthon. >> day three. now, it gets tough for the one and only mr. roker. al, i know you're in spokane, washington, right now. you've made your way. my brothers were stationed in fairchild air force base outside of spokane. i'm very familiar with the area. tell us what's going on today and what your big plans are. >> well, we've got big plans but we have a big, big crowd here. we're along the spokane river. that's the washington power
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station there, the oldest hydroelectric plant in washington state. we have all these folks, day three of rokerthon, as we storm across america. we're going to be leaving here in a little bit and going throughout montana, idaho. we'll be in wyoming, in sacramento. we're making our way across. we're excited that all these nice people showed up. just as a nice thank you, we're giving them the first view, ladies and gentlemen, this is the apple ipad pro. 13 inches. is this nice or what? we'll use this to give you the forecast. you like that, dylan? pretty sharp. >> i'm jealous right now. >> i'm telling you. here's our forecast for washington. rokerthon forecast. in walla walla, it'll get to 53. spokane, 47. 51 in seattle. now, as far as the country's weather today, a lot of wet weather through the southeast. gulf coast states. sunshine in the northeast. sunny through the great lakes.
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looking at wet weather in the northwest, where we've seen showers. tomorrow, wet weather to the mid-atlantic states. new england, lots of sunny. snow in the mountains. there may be light snow as you get to the inner mountain region and the rockies. by the way, before we go to our local, here's a little trivia for you about washington state. what national holiday was created here in spokane? don't say it. don't say it! that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. hey, good sunday morning to you. meteorologist anthony slaughter right here, right now, tracking some showers. you know we are talking about some rain across the north bay at least right now. over the next hour or so, that will move into san francisco and eventually into the south bay. you can actually see from that golden gate bridge shot, it is cloudy this morning and those are the rain bands that we're expecting to move through eve eventually through the afternoon hours. the rain willing down to the south bay and tri-valley this
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afternoon. again, morning rain for san francisco and points north. and then thunderstorms tonight. details on that coming up at 7:00. >> that's your latest weather. dylan, any guesses? >> i forget the question. >> national holiday originated in spokane, washington. >> i'm the one who is supposed to be loopy, not you. anyway, okay. what national holiday was created here in spokane? >> father's day. >> that's right, father's day. >> wow. >> i didn't know that. >> we are thankful for that. >> there you go. >> al, i have a question for you. >> we're going to plant the -- okay. go ahead. >> have you traded in technology for the goat or is the goat coming back at some point? >> we do not have the goat today. but we have some of the cutest
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babies you have ever seen. >> i like babies. >> this little one, mckenzie. i'll give you the flag, ma'am, to hold on to, for rokerthon. wait a minute, hold on! we have a goat! >> i'm so happy there is a goat. >> i've got the goat. >> we need 47 more goats, al. keep it going. >> thank you, al roker. >> that's right. hold on. there's another baby. where's lincoln, is he still here? oh, lincoln left. >> huge crowd. >> he was such a cute little guy. it is big, big, big. >> al, you've got a big day today, so safe travels and see you again tomorrow. >> you got it. >> go, al! up next, our sunday stories. from a police officer turned social media star who is using his badge to bridge a growing divide. then to a town with no wi-fi, and the people actually seem to be okay with it. we'll take a look at that. inspiring artists in the music industry, making old
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here's nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: early morning, north little rock, arkansas. >> what's up, buddy? >> reporter: the most popular guy with the kids? >> i have candy right here. >> reporter: a cop in a uniform. >> right here. look here. >> reporter: today, like every day -- >> how you doing? >> reporter: officer tommy norman shares the moment on social media. >> keeps your ears warm and head warm. >> give me a hug. have a good day. >> to look on social media and see my daughter is in almost every photo and video, it's inspiring to me. >> reporter: with the #community policing, tommy norman has more than 85,000 followers. some who call from as far away as australia. >> i wanted to say that you are an amazing police officer. >> how you doing? >> good to meet you. >> wow. i want to make sure this was your idea, to meet at a doughnut shop. >> well, yeah, it was.
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>> yes, we do eat doughnuts. yes, we do. >> reporter: getting a cameo in officer norman's videos goes to a much deeper connection he makes with everyone he knows. >> you think of this officer as -- >> awesome. >> a community dad. >> a community dad? >> reporter: that's a sharp contrast for some kids here, who grew up wondering if the police will help them. >> there's hurt and pain in neighborhoods and families, and we want to erase that and make those people's lives a lot happier. >> whip. >> reporter: 17 years on the force and never afraid to reveal those in blue are also human. >> i love you, too. >> they'll remember that when they're 17, 18, 19, 20 years old. >> reporter: to protect and to serve. when it comes to one officer in north little rock, also, to
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post, post, post. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, north little rock. >> love you. see you later. >> i recently spent 24 hours with a police officer in cleveland. he said community policing is the one thing that he thinks can bridge the gap right now between police and the policed. >> i agree. >> that is community policing at its finest. >> the kids, as they get older, they'll remember him and the connection. social media adds the next step to it. still to come, we will take you to a town without wi-fi. they do exis you owned your car for four years. you named it brad. you loved brad. and then you totaled him. you two had been through everything together. two boyfriends. three jobs. you're like "nothing can replace brad!" then liberty mutual calls. and you break into your happy dance. if you sign up for better car replacement, we'll pay for a car that's a model year newer with 15,000 fewer miles than your old one.
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back now with probably the quietest town in america. green bank, west virginia. there's no wiwi-fi. >> i recently traveled to green bank, which is home to a powerful telescope that's been looking to space for more than 60 years. it's so sensitive to wireless signals, even your cell phones will interfere with its work. >> reporter: welcome to green bank, population, 143. no matter where you go, it's impossible not to see this. it's known as the green bank telesco telescope. it essentially dictates life for
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everyone here. >> it's not perfect here, but it's the only place i know of in the world that is protected from cell phone towers. >> many people can't imagine living without their cell phones. 20 years ago, we didn't have those. >> we're outside 90% of the time. >> mostly, any activity is outside. >> it's a caring community. >> reporter: charles and carolyn met here in first grade. he remembers when the telescope first came to town. >> telescope, what are you talking about? >> what are you talking about, yeah. we didn't know what they were talking about, radio telescope. >> could pick up the entire stadium from up in morgantown, from west virginia university, and stick it inside our telescope. >> reporter: karen o'neil is the site's director. >> these telescopes are so sensitive, they can pick up the energy of something like a snowflake falling to the ground. your wi-fi, those signals will blow away the astronomical signals we're looking for.
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this is a vault that keeps the electronic noise in here. even the microwave, it's sealing the electronic noise. >> reporter: it's a dream environment for green bank's newest residents, who came here to escape the noise where she believes was literally making her sick. >> i came here because i was harmed by emissions from a cell phone tower. when i'm exposed to a cell phone tower, i get headaches. >> reporter: she's not the only one. >> i'm diagnosed with electrosensitivity, sensitivity to wireless. >> reporter: this couple make the trek from canada a few times a year to get relief. >> when i come here, my body relaxes. i don't feel anything on my skin. i'm a normal person. >> they did these tests and turned it on and off without me knowing. every time she turned it on, my heart rate doubled. >> reporter: you'd think not being a cell phone would have a teenager's worst nightmare. it's interesting you're not saying, oh, i wish i had a cell
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phone. >> yeah, we don't really want one. don't need one either. >> at least in one pocket of the country, the childhood you remember remains, in some ways, in tact. >> let's hope we can keep that pocket here. >> the kids are playing soccer and the telescope is looking for life in outer space and to try to understand the universe and how we got here. >> i thought people would say, i wish we had cell phones. they love not having it. the kids don't miss it, don't want it. >> there you go. >> sheinelle, thank you. up next, on sundays with harry, from dish washing to headlining, an overnight singing sensation who will knock mastering the art of refinement one dark chocolate rises above the rest lindt excellence created by our master chocolatiers pure, rich, darkly intense... made like no other crafted elegantly thin to reveal complex layers of flavor experience excellence with all your senses and discover chocolate beyond compare
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harry, sharing discoveries is one of the things we like to do. the hidden gem, the untold story. harry smith joins us with one now. >> we have a good one this morning. except for a handful of people in a few tiny bars in north texas, until a year ago, there was no way you had heard of leon bridges. but there was just something about his sound, his look, that captivated audiences. was it old school or old school made new again? ♪ baby, baby, babe i'm coming home ♪ >> reporter: leon bridges looks like a guy with stories to tell. the video appears to have been pulled from an archive. the sound, familiar somehow. is it soul, r&b or sam cook reincarnate? >> when people think of soul, they think it has to be james brown, preacher man shouting on
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stage. nat king cole wasn't doing that, neither was sam cook. i look at my sound as southern texas soul music. on stage, i want to give off those simple vibes, and i feel that simplicity is key. ♪ let me tell you, honey >> reporter: that simple thing is working. >> my name is on the marquee. >> reporter: we met bridges at the apollo theater in harlem, preparing to play for a sold out crowd. ♪ let it shine >> reporter: a year ago, bridges was washing dishes. he thought he was going to be a dancer or choreographer, until he picked up a guitar and started writing songs. he moves when he sings. he can't help it. ♪ sweet honey darling, you know i'm calling ♪ >> reporter: bridges knows his music cuts against the commercial grain. >> i was looking at black music
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today. why isn't anybody doing this? specifically, black music. i felt that as a young black man, i needed to go carry on this sound the best way i could. it's such beautiful music. i wanted to recreate it in my own way. ♪ i just want to be a better man ♪ >> reporter: the world took notice, social media spread the word and, soon, bridges and his band were on the road from austin to amsterdam. ♪ on the other side of the room, a brown skinned girl starring with her brown eyes ♪ >> i came from playing 10, 15 people around town, at a time when it didn't really matter. now, that it's on the big stage in front of everyone, you know, that's something to think about. i take it one day at a time. feels good. >> i'll bet it does. >> yeah. you know.
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♪ don't close your eyes >> reporter: leon bridges is the next new thing, with a great old sound. >> we're all like this this morning. >> i'm rooting for him. >> goods luck luck if you want him. he's on tour in the united states and completely sold out. on veterans day, you get these. i think it's time to bring it back. >> bringing it
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from nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." >> good sunday morning to you. your time now is 7:00. and we want to start you off right thousand winow with a liv our cameras atop san bruno mountain. looks a little sunny there, but i think we're headed for some changes. and anthony slaughter, of course, will be here to tell us about that. good morning and thanks so much for waking up with us. i'm vicky nguyen. mr. schaut ee eer slaughter is . >> light rainfall across parts of the north bay. south bay r

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