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and it was a real easy switch to make. good morning, the big dig. the huge storm has come and gone and now the east coast beginning laning up. dc and philadelphia coming close to record breaking snowfalls on saturday, near three feet here in the big apple. nearly two dozen storm related deaths reported. the nation's biggest airports on the road. some stuck for nearly 24 hours. >> no food, water, bathrooms. >> on the jersey shore, severe flooding. we're live this morning.
and donald trump is raising eyebrows again. another runner considers throwing his hat in the ring. and peyton manning verse tom brady going head to head for what could be the last time. with the super bowl on the line, who comes out on top? and tina fey returns to saturday night live as sarah palin. >> thank you, iowa, god bless some of the united states of america. we have more late night laughs today on sunday, january 24th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of
"today," blizzard 2016, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill outside on rockefeller plaza with our own mountain of snow behind us. >> indeed. dylan drier is back after being in the blue mobiles for days. >> it's nice to be standing outside. you have to get one of these coats. they really keep you much warmer in new york city. >> and gloves. >> we do need to get you gloves, jose. >> i don't know enough about this. sheinelle made her way to time square. she'll have more on the historic storm in a moment. >> sheinelle is 4'11". we think maybe this pile behind us could be around 16 feet. it's our estimate. as you can imagine, that's just one pile. it's going to take a long time for people to dig out from this. let's get you caught up. washington, d.c. and philadelphia are waking up to over 22 inches of snow this morning. new york city, we are looking at the second biggest snowfall on record here, 26.8 inches in central park. the town with the largest snowfall was in west virginia, 40 inches.
serious note, 20 people are dead because of the snow. some shoveling show and others in traffic accidents. the airlines are slowly getting back up to speed, struggling to resume service. 640 flights already cancelled for tomorrow. 3600 canceled for today. cars are finally allowed back on the roads here in new york. that ban was lifted at 7:00 a.m. here. a travel ban that was instated yesterday. we have correspondents fanned out, covering the storm. our coverage continues today, of course. we begin with sheinelle, who is in the heart of new york's time square. sheinelle, a little quieter there this morning than usual. >> it definitely is. it seems like most people heeded the warnings and decided to stay indoors to make it easier for the cleanup crews to do what they have to do, especially here in new york. the streets were virtually empty, with the exception of a few brave souls who decided to get out and about. behind me, as you mentioned i'm
in time squares, guys in red suits are trying to clear the area. the travel ban was just lifted. people are starting to get out and about. one thing is for sure, for people who are at home and waking up this morning, they're finding there is a lot of cleaning up to do. >> reporter: from tennessee to connecticut, people are digging out from a monster of a storm. two feet of snow paralyzed the nation's capital, while 27 inches of snow piled in new york in less than 24 hours. where a travel advisory was lifted earlier this morning. broadway shows, cancelled. tunnels and bridges, closed. glengary, west virginia, under 40 inches of snow. 20 people died from this storm, most in traffic accidents. reagan international to remain closed until sunday.
in all, over 6,000 flights were cancelled on friday and saturday. the airlines are hoping to get back to normal soon, but passengers aren't sure. >> i'm stuck for the next two days in miami. until monday morning. >> reporter: while the shoveling and plowing goes on, some of the stranded are finally free. imagine being stuck on the roads in blizzard conditions for 24 hours. >> no food, water, bathroom facility. >> reporter: i-75 in kentucky didn't get moving until saturday afternoon. same on the pennsylvania turnpike. people were trapped on the roads, including this church group. >> we were laughing, singing, praying. >> the due -- dequesne
basketball team was out there too using pizza boxes to dig out. >> reporter: a little teamwork to get back on the record. the most severe power outages are in new jersey. 60,000 customers in the dark. costal flood warnings still up for the new jersey shore, where severe flooding is submerging some of the same areas hit hard by sandy. those who couldn't stay inside any longer made the best of the snow, sliding down capitol hill, the slopes of central park, or diving in like this panda at the national zoo. as the blizzard of 2016 winds down, there's still a rough road ahead. >> we'll take whatever mother nature gives us, and we'll keep working at it until we get done. >> erica and jose, it was coming down so hard and so quickly yesterday, so many people said they've never seen anything like it. guys? >> it was definitely something. that's for sure. sheinelle, thanks. >> we often hear about paralysis in washington, but this time, it's the weather to blame, not angry politicians. nbc's national correspondent miguel almaguer remains in the nation's capital this morning. miguel, good morning.
>> jose, good morning. the district of columbia getting two feet of thick and fluffy snow. this is what they're waking up to in d.c. it's shin high, knee high in areas. it looks enjoyable, but it crippled the city over the last 36 hours. 36 hours straight, we saw steady snowfall here in d.c. it was blinding, dangerous and, today, the threat is far from over. all of this snow has been accumulating for so long, there are concerns it'll weigh down rooftops, bring down power lines. today, the first responders will be out in force, checking the roads here. also, plowing the roads to try to bring the city back to its feet. the big question will be, d.c. was shut down essentially over the weekend. will it reopen for business on monday? as sheinelle eluded to, there certainly was some lighter moments here in the district of
columbia. we saw people sledding near capitol hill. some folks were skiing across the national mall. even some police officers had a bit of fun yesterday, picking up a football game. there were some lighter moments here. again, there is certainly some concern here in d.c. today. folks trying to get back on their feet. no question about it, it's going to be a big dig here in the district of columbia. jose, back to you. >> thank you very much. flooding is a major concern at this hour. high tide hit an hour ago, and it has the water rising in costal communities. jacob rascon is along the jersey shore in wildwood. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there was no part of the jersey shore that was spared, but this area was hardest hit. as far as you can see behind me and in this direction and also to my left, there are homes underwater, with three or four feet. at the height of it, they say it was waist deep in height. many of the residents who live here say this is worse than super storm sandy. another area hit hard by stone harbor. there was flooding in the streets, cars underwater, homes that took in damage.
we don't know the extent of the damage yet because, really, the high tide is coming and, again, as you said, out here in wildwood, this area is totally cut off when the high tide comes from the rest of the jersey shore. in fact, if it keeps rising, we will have to check out, as well. >> it's important you stay safe. dylan, is the storm finally over? >> the storm is over. now we can clean up. a little help from mother nature to melt the snow would be nice, which i think we'll get. let's look at the blizzard. it started with severe storms and lots of rain. once the snow started, it continued to rotate around. we saw these streaming bands of snow sit over new york city for an extended period of time. i remember being out in it, and i'd look at the radar and i'm like, this isn't going to end any time soon. the storm is pulling away. even nantucket, up in massachusetts, doesn't have to
worry about the snow. however, this morning's high tide, around now, is when we have the -- still looking at the higher than normal tides because of the full moon we've seen. the saving grace is winds are no longer on shore. we do still have costal flood warnings along the coast. some of the highest numbers. we didn't break the record for the snowiest storm ever in new york city. missed it by 1/10 inch. jfk, we picked up 30 inches. officially at jfk, it is the biggest snowstorm ever. >> seeing that number at jfk gives us another sense of what a travel nightmare this will be. >> i was supposed to leave this morning and i have to leave tuesday, if i'm lucky. >> if you're lucky. >> flights are all -- >> driving through the blizzard from roanoke to d.c. to new york was easier than trying to get to work this morning. >> thank god for the subways. >> thanks. turning to politics, all eyes, of course, on iowa this weekend. the presidential candidates battling it out there.
we are now, if you're keeping track, eight days away from the iowa caucuses. a big name is now dropping hints that he may jump into the race. kerry sanders is in iowa this morning. good morning. >> good morning. you know, we're getting really close to finding out which republican and which democrat will get bragging righting coming out of iowa. the whole system, of course, is designed to whittle this down to two candidates. now, there's a possibility of a third independent candidate entering the race. former new york mayor michael bloomberg. >> reporter: michael bloomberg would be the second billionaire to be in the race. >> what do you think of bloomberg getting into the race? >> i love it. >> reporter: while rubio and clinton held meetings last night, the race is more complicated, with the possibility of bloomberg running as an independent. bloomberg may run come march,
but only if donald trump, ted cruz or bernie sanders are their party's nominees. trump supporter taylor becker. >> i think bloomberg getting in would be exciting. i don't know i'd support him, but i'd love to see another billionaire with his own money and his own mission. >> reporter: in iowa saturday, hundreds of trump supporters waited more than six hours. temperatures in the teens. to hear him speak. it's what he said earlier in the day about his own popularity that turned heads. >> i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose voters. it's incredible. >> i have no intention of shooting anybody in the campaign.
>> reporter: the battle for the democratic nomination, also fierce. hillary clinton finds herself in an increasingly competitive race against bernie sanders. >> i will promise you this, if you give me the boost in the iowa caucuses to send me on the way to the nomination, i will come back often to campaign, to win iowa in november. >> here in muscatine, at the high school, donald trump will hold another rally. before he does, he plans to go to church here. the evangelical vote is considered essential for anyone who wants to win in iowa. chuck todd is moderator of "meet the press." how are you? >> good morning, jose. >> let's talk a little about bloomberg first. he's considering going into the race, but it seems like he's putting a lot of barriers to the possibility of running. if, if, if, before i decide to go in, right? >> that's right. what it tells you is if hillary clinton is the democratic nominee, he's not going to run. if it looks like she can get the nomination, he won't run. i think he thinks she is good
enough to be president. if marco rubio, jeb bush, chris christie or john kasich were looking strong on the republican side, bloomberg wouldn't run. he put the parameters up. sanders and trump or cruz. it's because he wants to be president, he's just never found a viable path. i think he believes there actually would be a viable path for a third party candidacy if you had more of an extreme nominee on both ends -- being nominated in both parties, and sanders-cruz is what he looks at. >> a lot of the focus is on iowa as he head into the caucus next monday. the editorial board of the "des moines register" endorsing rubio and clinton. when it comes to the endorsements, especially in 2016, how much influence do they have this time around? >> very little. if a newspaper endorsement has some influence, it's more in a democratic primary than a republican one. particularly, the "des moines register," it's known as a
left-leaning editorial page. not the newspaper itself but the editorial page. it's more likely there are some caucus goers that might be influenced about -- on the democratic side, less on the republican side. look, i think what's remarkable about this last week in iowa, both sides are incredibly close. but the republican candidates, front runners, cruz and trump, it's nasty. they're going after each other on the air. as close as clinton and sanders are, the one thing we don't see, negative ads. >> what was interesting also yesterday at trump's rally is chuck was there, and i'm wondering if you're seeing the establishment republicans going toward trump, thinking it may be cruz. >> i think that tells you a lot about ted cruz's reputation in washington. it is very hard to see -- to find a republican senator that will say nice things about ted cruz. the question, jose, is whether these establishment republican types, are they warming to trump only because the alternative is cruz, or are they warming to trump because they can kill cruz and they think, we'll kill trump
later? if i'm trump, i don't assume these people are with me. i think they're with me because he's not ted cruz. >> chuck, thanks. good to see you. >> you got it, brother. >> take care, man. this morning, you can join, of course, chuck for "meet the press." his guests include donald trump, bernie sanders and hillary clinton. lots to talk about there. we are keeping an eye on a strong earthquake that hit alaska. 7.1 quake striking there early this morning, centered in a remote area. strong shaking was felt more than 160 miles away in anchorage, sending as you can see, items tumbling from shelves. residents describe it as being jolted out of bed, as the floor rolled. no reports of major damage or injuries. a man hunt is underway for three inmates who made an escape from a southern california jail. officials say they broke out of the maximum security facility by sawing through steel bars and
making their way through plumbing tunnels to get to the roof. once there, they repelled to the ground using a makeshift rope. prison officials say it's not clear if the men had outside help. the three were being held on charges including murder, kidnapping and torture, and are described as extremely dangerous. let's get a look at some of the rest of the country's forecasts. there's been so much focus on the storm here. things going on in the rest of the country, and a cool picture from space, i understand. >> things going on in space, too. who knew? we have a picture of the northern lights as seen from the international space station. how awesome is this? that is on my bucket list, to ever see the northern lights. probably never get the chance from space. but this is from a british astronaut, taking the gorgeous pictures. on land, we're seeing the storm system pulling away. still concerned about the high tide happening now. there are costal flood warnings in effect. we have snow that will move into the rockies. just about 2 to 4 inches with the quick-moving system. that's a look at the weather across the country.
good sunday morning to you. meteorologist anthony slaughter here. we cleared out from our last storm system. our next one starting the make its way onshore. this will bring clouds to the area today, and i think that's about it. we may see a few showers in the north bay temperatures cool this morning. back into the 40s and 50s. cooler than yesterday. highs today will be warmer than yesterday. 60 degrees in the south bay. 57 pore the peninsula. 59 for san francisco, and the tri-valley looking at temperatures near 60. again, rain for the north bay tomorrow. >> dylan, thanks. football fans have been keeping a close eye on the weather to see if it will have any impact on today's conference championship games. which, of course, determine the teams headed to the super bowl. crews in north carolina will be clearing away snow and ice for the panthers and cardinals. the afc championship is being played in denver, where there could be snow, as the broncos host the new england patriots.
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a night of laughs on "saturday night live" thanks to tina fey's guest appearance. there to play sarah palin. >> dylan is in the orange room with that. >> tina stole the show with her hilarious impression of the former alaska governor. take a look. >> i'm here because we americans are struggling. so many of us have lost our jobs at the factory or reality shows about alaska, and we've seen our own children targeted by the police for no reason other than they committed some crimes. we turn on the news every morning and are shocked to see we're not even on it because we've been replaced by immigrants like rivera. >> she's fun. she just says whatever she wants. it's like her mouth starts driving before her brain gets in the car. >> "snl" was hosted by ronda
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san francisco from san bruno good morning. it's 6:26. still dark out there. a live look from san francisco from san bruno mountains. i'm michelle roberts with anthony slaughter. do we have a break today, do we have more rain? >> no more rain. another storm system is moving onshore. it's not going to bring any rain to the bay area, but we will see clouds. as we get going, we'll see temperatures warm back close to 60 degrees for the south bay and we'll see a good mix of sun and clouds. 57 pour the peninsula, 59 for san francisco and increasing clouds for the north bay and maybe a spot shower tomorrow for the north day. i do think today will be dry for everybody.
talking about a warming trend through the upcoming week, maybe the potential of 70s returning. we'll talk more about that coming up at 7:00. the storm this weekend brought high surf and dangerous conditions along parts of the peninsula. last night a huge redwood tree came crashing down near la honda. in pacifica a state of emergency has been declared. several people were forced to evacuate their apartments. huge wave haves been causing erosion of the seawall. >> everything i own is there. i moved here. i don't have the financial resources necessary to relocate. i know i'm not the only one in this building that's like that. >> city leaders say they hope to use emergency funds to help fix the millions of dollars' worth of damage. what bre gan as a missing persons case is now a homicide investigation. police arrested this man, steven hlebo of los altos after kyle muir rick was reported missing
on friday under suspicious circumstances. officers say they discovered what appeared to be a crime scene during a welfare check. investigators say the suspect's pickup truck may have been involved. but they're not releasing anymore specific details at this time. san francisco is buzzing with excitement over super bowl city. many people say the traffic is what's going to be causing the huge headaches. road closures began yesterday as workers are turning parts of downtown into a nine-day free festival. some drivers are planning for delays and detours. >> i know there will be a lot of headliners coming in which is exciting. the city will be mobbed. >> i think it's ridiculous. >> how long have you been out here? >> we left pier 39 and it's been over 30 minutes trying to get to the freeway. >> big crowds are expected to attend the event which opens at the end of this month.
best options forgetting around, walking or taking public transportation. let's check out our countdown clock. there are 14 days until the super bowl at levi stadium. coming up today at 7:00 on "today in the bay," a major change may be in store for california's embattled high-speed rail project, the reason it would be a big win for the bay area. your top stories coming up at 7:00. right now back to the "today" show.
half past the hour, we're back on this sunday morning, january 24th, 2016. this is a live look for you. that is not a river. that is a street in wildwood, new jersey. flooded as a result of this massive winter storm. that is a may yojor focus for people. here today on the plaza, we have a great crowd. some folks from florida braving the cold. one lady wants to see snow, so it's working out for her. >> absolutely. >> the snow and the weather remains our top story this morning. we can tell you at least 20 storm-related deaths reported over the past two days. airlines are starting to resume service. it is happening very slowly. more than 3,500 cancellations already today. at least 600
oh donald trump is taiefacing little heat for a comment he made yesterday about his popularity while on the trail in iowa. >> i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody, and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? it's like incredible. with the iowa caucuses eight days away, the "des moines register" is endorsing hillary clinton and gracie gold has another championship under her belt. she won last night, coming back from a shaky short program to wind up on top after her free skate. congratulations to her. let's get the latest on the cleanup from the nation's capital. miguel almaguer remains in washington, d.c. this morning. good morning. >> good morning. it's less than two feet of snow, but it's certainly going to be a big dig out here all across the nation's capital. from all of the side streets and even the major roads here, they are at least covered in snow, if not covered in snow, certainly covered in ice. over the last couple hours, we've seen first responders in
this area. a short time ago, there was an ambulance down the street. we saw a fire truck cruising the area. in front of us, you'll see a car driving through. the snow came down for 36 hours straight. it was a crippling snow, steady and blinding at times. the concern today will now be how much snow has accumulated on roofs and power lines. how much jeopardy those homes and power lines will be today as they try to dig out. this process is going to be a long one. jose, the question will be, will d.c. be back on its feet tomorrow? a big unknown. back to you. >> thank you very much. residents along the jersey shore are assessing the damage this morning. with flooding, high winds and bitter cold leading to costal erosion and mass power outages, nbc's rehema ellis has more on that for us. good morning. >> good morning, erica. the high surf advisories and the warnings remain in effect here. take a look at this. this is a very different picture from what we had yesterday. during the height of the storm, this beach and areas all along the coast were very dangerous
places to be. we saw earlier some pictures of streets that turned into rivers in wildwood. atlantic city, people were flooded beyond their imagination. also in stone harbor, they got hit pretty hard. in fact, the mayor of stone harbor said the flooding there was so intense, it was worse than what happened in 2012 during hurricane sandy. that hurricane literally devastated this area. today, what a lot of people are going to be doing is trying to make certain their power is back on. tens of thousands of people lost power during the height of the storm, and it was so bad, the linemen couldn't get out because the winds were so intense. they couldn't get out yesterday to fix the lines. they're going to be busy doing that today. the high tide, as we said, is still up. we've been told that there could be a possibility of some moderate flooding. as people begin to dig out today, they're going to assess what's going on. there are also going to be
people coming out at some point to assess what kind of beach erosion occurred. they're going to try and put this area back together. erica? >> we'll be watching. rehema, thank you. dylan has a final check of the weather now. for all we talk about, and there was a serious nature to the storm, a lot of people took advantage to have a good time yesterday. >> a lot of people were having fun. you had fun in new york city, right? we have one family from philadelphia, we survived the blizzard. where'd you get the plates? >> dwayne reed. >> popular in new york city. let's see how others survived the blizzard. crazy if you ask me. jumping into the snow in bathing suits, no, thank you. that is one thing the "today" show cannot convince me to do, ever. we also had people resorting to mattress -- oh, gosh, that looks awful. we had people resulting to mattresses. when you don't have a sled, run
down in an air mattress. the dog seems to like that, too. that was in washington, d.c. we also just had so many people trying to dig out of the snow. this is glengary, west virginia, more than 40 inches of snow. 3 1/2 feet. not fun to shovel. the good news is this storm is moving away. we are down with the snow. we have the cold right now, but we're going to see temperatures warm above average, and even above freezing as we go into the next couple of days. that should help melt the snow a little bit. we have another storm system moving through the plains. don't worry, it's not heading to the east coast. it'll produce a couple inches of snow, tomorrow, west of chicago, with about 4 to 8 inches in the higher elevations. that's a look at the weather . good sunday morning to you. meteorologist anthony slaughter here. we have clouds making their way into bay area now. our next storm system not going to produce any rain, but it will offer cloud cover. temperatures cool in the east
bay, 43. 51 in san francisco, 39 in the north bay. that's our cold spot. later this afternoon, most of us topping out near 60 degrees. a good mix of sun and clouds. the north bay you'll see more cloud cover than anything. the farther south is where you'll see warmer temperatures and more sunshine. a little rain tomorrow for the north bay. have you ever seen this much snow? >> never. >> it's a first. welcome to new york. jose? >> thanks so much. the cold and snow may keep more people inside today, watching one of the biggest rivalries in sports. peyton manning and tom brady. the super bowl is on the line. by the end of today's game, one of them will be headed there. nbc has more on this epic matchup. morgan, good to see you. >> good morning. a lot on the line. a huge game. in fact, this will be the fifth playoff matchup between peyton manning and tom brady. it's more than any two quarterbacks in nfl history. with an even split in the games, this one, jose, hits for
bragging rights. >> reporter: with a trip to the super bowl on the line today, two legendary quarterbacks, peyton manning and tom brady, square off for the 17th time. >> playing someone 17 times is pretty cool, especially someone as great as him. >> reporter: their on-field rivalry spans 15 years, so does their mutual respect. >> he plays the position the right way. when you do that, there's a reason you play for a long time. >> reporter: gary myers wrote a book on manning and brady. >> these guys have bonded. they text all the time. they play golf frequently in the off season. when peyton and tom walk into the same restaurant, it turns a lot of heads. >> reporter: peyton manning met his wife ashley as a teenager, while brady is one-half of a celebrity power couple. the son and brother of nfl quarterbacks, manning was bred for stardom. the number one draft pick in 1998. brady came from obscurity,
drafted 199th in 2000. manning made more than anyone in nfl history, $245 million. brady ranks third at $163 million. millions more in endorsement. brady, high end fashion and cologne. manning earning twice as much advertising insurance and fast food. >> better pizza. >> papa john's. >> reporter: they can laugh at themselves on "saturday night live." >> you suck. >> not a touchdown. >> are you kidding me? >> reporter: the laughter came to a halt over the last year as both men suffered unexpected challenges. brady had to overcome the deflategate scandal. manning denying he used a performance-enhancing drug. >> this has been a unique season. >> reporter: two super bowl champions sharing the field for what could be the last time. >> peyton may be retiring this season, whether it's in the championship game or the super bowl, it makes it an event for people to embrace. >> what's interesting about this
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>> reporter: for the last four years. >> so it is cheaper? >> it is cheaper. >> reporter: tom fox lived in this 12 container, three story, four bedroom, three bath home, saving himself a pile of money. >> it cost $55 a square foot. >> versus in a regular construction? >> would be $100 a square foot for a house like this. >> reporter: tom's 3,500 square foot home in gainesville, florida, cost $200,000. while constructing homes like this is perhaps novel in the united states, cargo containers as apartments in the netherlands, or as designer homes in spain, have won over a younger, cost-conscious generation. architect steven bender believes the next big audience for homes like this, debt-ridden 20 to 30 somethings. >> millenials, recent college graduates, people that are looking for a different lifestyle. shipping container fits the bill. >> reporter: for those now planning container homes, from washington, d.c. to texas to oregon, a warning from pioneers
overseas. >> it's the building regulations. it's the zoning regulations. it's the public acceptance that's the issue. >> reporter: as builders in the u.s. are now learning, acceptance has as much to do with looks as it does with construction methods. >> this is going to be a generational question. are these houses pretty or ugly? >> i think they're pretty. >> i think they're unique. >> sort of a nice way to put it, isn't it? >> reporter: unique shipping container homes. is it just a fad? >> if man takes to the bubble house. >> reporter: like the homes in the 1970s. or is this an idea dropping anchor for the long haul? for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, gainesville. >> very interesting. >> i have a lot of questions. >> let's go with some. >> including the plumbing question. i didn't see a lot of pluming in there. >> there's got to be. >> i imagine there's indoor plumbing. insulation. >> why not a mobile home? >> these seem sturdier. >> maybe it's more expensive. maybe you can customize this more.
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mountains outside to inside, we're back on a sunday morning with a hockey team full of remarkable men. it isn't the typical kind of hockey you may be thinking of. >> we're talking about sled hockey this morning. for people with various disabilities, it's an opportunity to play one of america's favorite past times with specially designed equipment. craig melvin met the heros of the national sled hockey team. >> reporter: when team usa's sled hockey squad took the ice saturday night, nova scotia against canada for a championship, it was about more than hockey. >> being back in the locker room, joking around with the guys, traveling with them, just being part of the team again was probably the biggest thing for me. >> reporter: using specially designed sleds that sit on two skate blades and sticks with metal picks, players propel themselves around the ice. to play, you have to be pretty
extraordinary. former navy seal and team usa goaltender reichenbach is in his first season. >> i thought my hockey career was over. >> reporter: we first met him last june. "today" surprised him and his family with a smart home in montana. a house designed for the double amputee. in 2012, a makeshift bomb took his legs while he was on patrol in afghanistan. it's still about service for him. >> to wear the red, white and blue, i love it. it's service again. we're representing our colors, our country and our pride. >> reporter: his new band of brothers on the ice includes several of america's bravest. bo is one of six purple heart recipients on team usa. the military's honor for those killed or wounded in action. >> we took a short security halt to make sure everybody was okay and that we were going good.
when i stood up and turned to go again, the explosion went off. >> reporter: 28-year-old josh sweeney is team captain. he'd never heard of the sport until he started rehabbing in 2009. >> when i found out about it and started player, that's mentally when i realized i can still do everything i wanted to do. it wasn't going to be the same way i did it before. >> reporter: the retired marine sergeant scored the winning goal against russia in sochi. started his own sled hockey team in portland, oregon, and won an espy for his work. this team isn't just for military vets. nikko grew up playing hockey. >> we were 17, changing a flat tire. some girl from our school didn't see us and ran us over. >> reporter: his best friend from that night and ever since, tyler, is on his teammate on the squad. >> i get sad some days. everyone does.
it's nice to cry sometimes, let it out. you know, start over the next day. >> most importantly, guys, this is our gold medal game. >> reporter: two-time national college championship coach and a vet himself insists that's what makes his team so spectacular. resiliency. >> you have to appreciate what the guys go through. it's tougher to get from the locker room to the ice than it is to play the game. >> let's go! >> reporter: for this team, getting back in the game is what it's all about. >> tied at two in this gold medal final. >> reporter: saturday night belonged to america's team. 2016 sled hockey championship. >> america wins. >> reporter: for "today" in nova scotia. >> congratulations to them. we talk about who is on the wheaties box. these guys got their own beer
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>> reporter: oklahoma city's emerson high truly is old school. built before the territory became a state, it makes you wonder what stories they tell, if the walls could talk. plenty, it turns out. during a recent renovation, construction crews discovered blackboards that had been covered for almost 100 years. panels of art, lessons and mysterious writing. >> this is cursive. >> this is the cursive writing we don't teach anymore. >> reporter: this is the principal. >> when you saw this, what did you think? >> i stopped and started getting tears in my eyes. i got goose bumps all over me. i thought, oh, my god, here it is. it was like i walked into a time capsule. >> reporter: sherry reed taught here 22 years. >> i was like, what is this? this has been here all this time? it's been here since 1917. >> reporter: all thanks to a janitor who signed some of the boards. english teacher cynthia thinks
he hopes someone in the future would find what he saved. >> the janitor had a plan? >> he did. now, we get to reap the rewards of his plan. get to see this beautiful work of art. that's all i can call it. >> reporter: the boards will be protected, vows the superintendent. >> we're going to preserve them. it may mean we have to delay the start of school in these classrooms but we have to preserve these. >> reporter: detailed chalk drawings, mysterious math wheels, music lessons. maybe the man who saved all this, the janitor, was just trying to say, we knew what we were doing back in the day. here's the postscript. newly uncovered, the classroom of a miss walker, seventh grade, her students were learning how to make drawings with three dimensional perspective. there was a map of indian territory, what oklahoma was once known as. because the boards are fragile,
they can't be removed. they'll be covered again now with smart boards. what was on the old ones seem pretty smart, too. harry smith, nbc news, oklahoma city. >> love it. they're beautiful, too. all the drawings. really, really cool. >> amazing. we checked in with kerry sanders. >> container houses. >> they have plumbing. they have insulation. they are essentially like any other home. customize it however you like. the beauty of it. it's a little less expensive. put them together to make a builder house. one gentleman had a four-bedroom home. >> with toilets. >> yes. >> and insulation. >> kerry, thank you. we couldn't talk about much else for a while. on "meet the press," chuck todd has donald trump, bernie sanders and hillary clinton. >> jose, nice having you. >> we've had interesting conversations off and on the air. >> jose didn't going home for two days. that'll do it for us on a sunday morning. thanks for joining us. i'll see you tonight an nbc "nightly news."
san francisco from san bruno good sunday morning. it's 7:00. the sun is coming up. a live look outside at san francisco. a view from san bruno mountain. i'm michelle roberts filling in for vicky nguyen today. anthony slaughter is here. looks like we have a little break which is nice. >> yes. you saw from the sky cam, no fog or rain. you can do outdoor activities. kind of cabin fever across the bay area. we're going to see clouds streaming ahead of a cold front that will bring a little shower activity to the north bay tomorrow. today it's all about the sunshine. temperatures in the 30s and 40s for the most