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one by one, they're gone. >> we can't have a loose cannon in the oval office. >> we are suspending our campaign. >> nyquist has won the kentucky derby! good morning and welcome to sunday "today" i'm willie geist, a special welcome and a big thank you to all the moms watching today. especially mine. this morning, we're sharing a mother's day bloody mary with chelsea handler. why not? she's the anything goes comedian who turned her back on the traditional talk show gig to take her act online. where her new show makes her the new face of netflix. >> i never really had a desire to go and walk in somebody else's shoes and try and fill out a show that's already been filled by somebody.
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i didn't think that gave me license to real creative freedom or the ability to change it up completely. >> then, comic books long have been the domain of boys and young men. but the booming business of superheroes is now playing to a growing audience of girls and young women and hiring people who reflect that. >> we're telling more stories about women. we're telling more stories about minorities. that's really important. because then people start realizing that, oh, yes, superheroes are amazing but there's something in their experience that is very much something that i can connect to. >> plus, the invickive game. woundle mel tear men and women from across the globe brought together by prince harry to compete and to remind the world of the wars still ongoing. >> back in 2008 i got put out of afghanistan after seven weeks. i opened up to find three young british soldiers all in comas, wrapped in plastic, tubes coming out of their mouths, and i just
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spent a little bit of time just sitting there looking at it all. so that was where it all started for me and i realized that i have to do something. >> jenna bush hager will have that story a bit later in the show. let's begin with the latest on the race for president with the picture a lot clearer than it was a week ago at this time. donald trump now the presumptive republican nominee. he was campaigning out west yesterday. last night he turned his fire on hillary clinton, once again launching a personal attack against his likely democratic opponent and her husband, the former president of the united states. >> she's married to a man who was the worst abuser of women in the history of politics. hillary was an enabler, and she treated these women horribly. just remember this. and some of those women were destroyed, not by him, but by the way that hillary clinton treated them after everything went down. >> holly jackson is covering the presidential campaign at the white house this morning. good to see you as always on a
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sunday morning. people having flashbacks right now to the 1990s. is this what we have to look forward to over the next six months? personal attacks by donald trump going back to bill clinton's years in the white house? >> yeah, except in the '90s, remember, the trumps and clintons were at least friendlier, willie. this is a preview of what we can expect to see as we head into the fall with hillary clinton the likely democratic nominee, trump the presumptive republican nominee. you say this come together over the last 48 to 72 hours. becoming very clear that for donald trump attacks against bill clinton's impeachment scandal are not off limits. a couple of other ways he may go after hillary clinton, he talked about her stance on the second amendment and gun rights. that's an area where we're going to see him go after her more. all of this is coming to the as he has solidified a week in which it has become clear he's the guy on the republican side, his competitors dropping out, but the gop still bitterly divided over whether or not to support him. >> interesting wrinkle in this campaign over the last couple of days, hallie. you had senator elizabeth warren of massachusetts going on a
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tweet storm against donald trump. she's been very critical of him. donald trump responding calling her goofy. is she now out front positioning herself perhaps to be a vice presidential candidate and a hatchet woman for hillary clinton? >> probably less likely that she would be considered on that vice presidential ticket. but certainly taking on that traditional role of the attacker. the hatchet person for hillary clinton. you saw donald trump go after her calling her goofy, coining this nickname. and warren tweeting right back, saying it's a lame nickname. she calls him weak. she slammed his dangerous vision for america in this series of tweet storms and donald trump has spent a significant portion of his rally last night talking about elisabeth warren, hitting her very hard. there are some especially in the democratic community on the more liberal side who want to see elizabeth warren elevated to a higher position. this is a way for her to take on trump directly. >> hallie jackson at the white house. thanks so much. it is an apocalyptic scene in canada this morning where a massive wild fire is still
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raging. officials now say it could be months before firefighters can get it under control. houses are burning to the ground in just minutes. as the rapidly moving wild fire engulfs nearly 800 square miles. officials fear it could eventually reach saskatchewan which is some 500 miles away. miguel almaguer has been on the front lines in alberta all week. what are you seeing this morning? >> willie, good morning. the fire is really exploded insize and why not? there's the perfect recipe out here for the perfect storm. the conditions remain extremely gusty. during the day the temperatures are warm, and the humidity is low. that's really the triple threat that firefighters fear the most. this blaze is feeding on millions of dead trees out in this forested area, so every day we have watched it as it crowns in trees, as it explodes in size and races in multiple directions. some 1600 structures, mostly all homes, have been destroyed. that number is sure to skyrocket. if there is some good news here,
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willie, the fire while still very, very aggressive, is moving away from homes at this hour. but firefighters warn us that could change at any minute. >> those pictures are just mind blowing. miguel, thank you so much. an incredible view this morning of nature's fury. this half mile wide tornado caught on camera as it barreled through rural eastern colorado. five people suffered minor injuries. the storm caused some damage as you can see. overturning trees and vehicles along the way. the notorious drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman has been moved to a new prison this morning, and it's just across the border from el paso, texas. mexican officials moved el chapo on saturday because of upgrades being done to the prison near mexico city. hopefully this time -- a u.s. government official says the move does not mean el chapo will be extradited to the states any time soon. there's a single winner just one this morning of the $429 million powerball drawn last night. the winner is in new jersey. mercer county, to be specific.
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if you're looking at your ticket, the lucky numbers 5, 25, 26, 44, and 66, the powerball number was 9. powerball jackpot now goes back to a measly 40 million bucks. we're in full graduation season this weekend. president obama the commencement speaker at howard university on saturday where he urged the students to use their passions to take action instead of sitting by and waiting for things to change. the president also joked about the state of the country graduates are entering. >> america is by almost every measure better than it was when i graduated from college. it also happens to be better off than when i took office but that's a longer story. >> nyquist your winner at the kentucky derby. went in as a 2-1 favorite and delivered. with jockey mario gutierrez aboard. nyquist holding off exaggerator by 1 1/4 lengths. the second leg of the triple crown completed last year by
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american pharoah is in 13 days at the preakness. and olympic legend michael phelps is a new dad. phelps sharing this picture on instagram on saturday holding his new son boomer robert phelps. fiancee nicole johnson gave birth on thursday. told everyone he's healthy and happy. look out olympics 2032. let's head over to the table. comb through the week. trump, tony nominations and moms. we've got a great crew assemb assembled. wesley morris is a critic for "the new york times" where he writes about culture, politics, movies, sports. he was compared recently by a colleague to oscar wilde. seems like a lot to move up to. >> hi, willie. >> alison stewart has been reporting the news essentially since she left the womb. she famously was a reporter for ncv news. she's also the author of the new book junk digging through america's love affair with stuff, and most importantly, she's the mom to the great a sick wolfe.
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>> he is great. >> and katy tur correspondent at nbc news as you know. she's been covering donald trump's campaign just about every day since he descended the escalator at trump stouer last june. she'll soon be awarded the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts. good to see you katy. >> good to see you. >> anybody win any money on the derby? nyquist? >> i don't do that. >> it was the favorite 2-1, he took the favorite as you did, katy, you didn't win -- >> listen, i was watching because donald trump predicted the win and he got it right. because he always gets everything right. >> yes he does. >> and he's on this -- >> that's a nice segue into donald trump. he wins indiana. calls himself the presumptive nominee. that becomes true when cruz drops out and kasich leaves. not quite rallying around him yet. both presidents bush 41 and 43 say we're not going to the convention. paul ryan says i'm not yet ready to endorse. how do we fix this rift in the republican party? >> i think only donald trump can fix that rift and it all is
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dependent on how he acts onstage at rallies, and how he is able to talk to the folks behind the scenes or make inroads in washington, extend an olive branch. i don't think he's done a lot to do that. i think over the weekend if you were watching any of his rallies he just went on trashing the establishment. >> wesley, the lesson i think he's taken away from the last year is he can do things his way. he doesn't have to be conventional and reach out to paul ryan or any of these other people and presidents have in the past. >> no. he can do whatever he wants. there are no apparent repercussions for anything he does. i mean the taco bowl alone, which i guess we've been talking about -- >> yes, we've got the picture. go ahead. >> i'm sorry -- >> i can't believe it. we've been talking about a taco bowl. >> i mean, whatever -- i mean it's -- i mean the sort of taco bell branded taco bowl or whatever. but it's -- it's -- it's -- >> i think it's amazing about him. it's like -- it's like in the water gun fight and he brought a paintball gun for the entire
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thing. and it's by his own rules. i wonder if having a bush 41 and 43 and the establishment say we don't want to endorse you, i think his supporters don't care -- >> it makes them -- >> it's better for him in many ways. >> somebody asked me what the high point of donald trump's campaign was this week and what the low point was. low point is the taco bowl. the high point is coming out and telling speaker ryan that he doesn't endorse his agenda. >> right. >> and i think that he did that on the night he was in west virginia and i think that it, it, it is an example of how he's rallying behind the voter, instead of rallying behind the politician. and they take that and they like that he's fighting back and it works for him. it's great fuel. >> the issue is, i mean he's got the voters behind him but he's got an electoral map that's not friendly number one and number two hillary clinton's going to run a billion dollar campaign and she has all of the benefit of hindsight. you know, she can monday morning quarterback everything that the republicans did wrong, and he's got to get fund-raisers on his side. he's got to get money on his
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side. and they have to come out with a cohesive plan to go up against her. >> but as you've watched him, as you reported on him, does he have the discipline to today that? >> i don't think so. >> it is worth pointing out, two nominees, bob dole endorsed donald trump. and john mccain said, yeah, okay, i guess i'll support the guy. so there is some -- there is some falling in line. >> that's so -- >> i can't believe he can do that. when he called john mccain not a war hero. >> one president who is not falling in line, president obama. here's what he had to say at his press conference on friday. >> this is not a reality show. this is a contest for the presidency of the united states. >> okay, since it's derby weekend, let's put the odds at donald trump becoming the next president of the united states. what do you think? >> oh, i can't -- >> you don't have to set -- >> i haven't had enough coffee to even get to that.
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>> i, i, i'm supposed to say like 1,000 to 1 or something. i don't know. i honestly don't. >> you know what's so interesting about this? this question makes people stammer. makes reporters stammer. not really sure -- >> -- past anybody -- >> if we lose anything this political season predictions are a bad idea. and i think that -- you can ask me i think it's 50/50. >> coin toss. >> yep, yep, yep. >> today's mother's day as everyone here shows. cheryl sandberg the coo of facebook, she lost her husband about a year ago this time. she posted something on facebook. she's become a single mother. she frames it by saying look, i know i have resources other people don't. but i'm realizing what it means to be a single mom. she writes in part the united states is the only developed economy in the world that does not provide paid maternity leave. almost a third of working mothers don't have access to any kind of paid leave to care for themselves or their families if someone gets sick. instead of providing support we all too often leave the families who are struggling the most to dpend for themselves.
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the odds are stacked against single mothers in this country. yet so many give everything they have and go on to raise incredible children. the u.s. family and medical leave act protects a parent's job for up to twelve weeks, but unpaid. we're the only civilized country, allison, in the world that doesn't provide proper maternity leave. >> there's so much to appreciate about this facebook post. in lean in she talks about men getting in positions of power being able to make significant change. that book starts with sheryl sandberg, hugely pregnant. she has to park all the way across the parking lot and said we need parking for pregnant women, and the guys say, okay. but nobody ever acts. i appreciate her position. i also sort of appreciate that she is acknowledging sort of the -- sort of for the first time she got a lot of heat in that back about you're sheryl sandberg, the privilege of it. and now she always has empathy as a single mom and using that position to highlight the issues of poverty, associated with not having paid leave. >> we are in the company wesley
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only of papua new guinea in our maternity leave policy. the rest of the western world gives women the time they need with their kids. >> i think it's crazy that this hasn't been settled like a zillion years ago. >> yeah. >> i just i can't believe it. the idea that i mean what's i have a lot of friends to have to strategize like when to have the baby so that you so that the carry-over extends into the -- next calendar year. >> right. >> so i mean that's a whole other state -- if you're like doing it cycle. when you're thinking about like when should we -- >> by the way that is the medical term. the doing it cycle. >> thank you for bringing some science to the show. >> i lived overseas for about a year until donald trump pulled me back. and i know that people over there in europe -- especially in britain where you can take years off if you want to, essentially, they look at us like we are crazy for a number of reasons. >> i was going to say -- >> specifically the maternity leave is extraordinarily high on the list. because they just think that we
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don't have any value for families in this country. >> right. >> or for regular people. >> real quick, wesley you write so right about culture. hampton breaking the record 16 tony nominations. is it like anything you've seen before? >> no, it's not like anything anybody's ever seen. it's kind of like the trump of musicals. not in terms of its politics but in terms of its like juggernautness. i don't know. it's a great show. i think it has made people excited about a lot of different aspects of what the theater can do -- >> -- for our generation. my kids were debating who to go as from hamilton for halloween. >> my daughter had a school project about the founding fathers this week. went into parent teacher conference. she had to draw thomas jefferson. she drew him with an afro. >> with my hair? >> she thinks thomas jefferson -- it's incredible. but they're asking questions about history. it's amazing what that show has done. 16 nominations. guys, stick with me. straight ahead the highs and
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lows of the week including the airline that somehow got a planeful of people to cheer for crying babies. we're going to explain that. and the guy who at the beyonce concert this week, and read quietly right through the show. sunday "today" will be back after a short break and your local weather. today" will be ba after a short break and your local weather. we're seeing some cloudsy skies in san francisco, a little bit of mist across the golden gate bridge. we've had a few light showers move from north to south, the north bay seeing mist right now. skies are beginning to clear. what's left of the showers should move on around 9:00 and 10:00 this morning letting our skies slowly clear for the afternoon. numbers in the upper 60s around san jose. low 60s closer to san francisco. upper 60s to near 70 degrees today. ♪
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we're back to run through the highs and lows of the week. a mother's day tribute from jetblue. the airline that made it possible for all of us to watch the real housewives together at 30,000 feet. they released a video showing what happened where they offered a 25% discount on a future flight or every baby that cried. so the fourth crying baby means a free round trip flight for everybody. and the plane goes wild when number four hits. there you go. the message, give all those moms traveling with kids a break.
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>> i would start poking the baby. >> you better cry! start crying! >> i have flown on a plane with a baby who's crying. >> no? >> don't talk to me -- >> this is one -- >> i think it should be a rule that we do that for drinks now, right? >> yeah, cool. >> open bar every time the fourth baby cries. >> everybody would be hammered. >> our first low is one man's level of interest in a beyonce concert happening right in front of him queen "b" playing a show in raleigh, north carolina this week, that really made it hard for george poppa giorgio to focus on the french naval he was reading. he was working concessions that night. when he was finished, pulled up a chair, whipped out a good book while beyonce did her thing on stage. >> what is it? >> the jules verne classic becky with the good hair. >> my favorite. >> our next high comes from the big leagues. astros second baseman pulling
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some babe ruth stuff this week. before thursday's game in houston, he met a boy with terminal cancer named dillon. dillon asked him to hit a home run for him that night. so, in his first at-bat of the game, he steps up, hits a bomb to left field, and he said he was thinking about dillon as he rounded the bases. >> nice. feel good. >> that's tough to do, too. >> from that high we plunge down low to the winner of the head line of the week. here it is. man driving 112 miles per hour seen fleeing crash scene with monkey on his back. that's a real head line. so guy in suburban seattle just out here speeding through a neighborhood with his pet monkey. the 30-year-old crashed through a rock in somebody's yard, began to run from the scene, but returned to snatch up his monkey before fleeing again. here's an actual line from the news account. quote police identified the man easily because he still had a monkey on his back. >> i think i have a dirty mind because when you said --
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>> don't. the mug shot of the guy holding the monkey. our final high, kfc now offering edible nail polish in its hong kong locations. i say again, kfc selling nail polish that tastes like fried chicken. there's the original recipe if you're feeling a little frisky hot and spicy flavor. they tell us the polish tastes like that same delicious mix of herbs and spices they use on their chicken. colonel sanders, how you've changed. our final low is the tolerance one kentucky tobacco shop owner has for your sweaty money. the owner of the tobacco road in owensboro, kentucky, is sick and dag gone tired of people paying with soggy money they've pulled from their pockets, socks or worse. ready for this? this is the sign on the front door. due to rising temperatures we will not be accepting boob or sock money. your debit card is still welcome. thank you all. happy mother's day. wizarding second of your vacation count by staying where the adventure never ends.
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oakland vicky/2shot 6:26 and let's start you off this sunday mother's day with a live look outside at oakland. if you want to get outside, you will have your chance. i'm vicky nguyen. rob mayeda is standing by. maybe some clear skies later in the day. >> still a few showers around parts of the bay area. san francisco, the roadway damp. 56 degrees currently. mostly cloudy skies. gray skies around dublin. 55 degrees. and into san jose right now 56. you can see what's left of these showers start iing to wind down moving from north to south. a few hit-and-miss areas of mist and heavier drizzle around the
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east bay hills and left of the line of showers should be out of here by 9:00 and 10:00. so just a few hilltop sprinkles possible for the afternoon. for the rest of the bay area, a few early showers to some clearing starting in the north bay right around midday and temperatures today in the upper 60s, close to 70 around san jose, livermore. and from here temperatures will warm up. the next three days, the tri-valley and peninsula, 70s, even close to 80 by the time we approach wednesday. >> very nice. it's a perfect mother's day forecast, rob. we have new details this morning in the killing of a well-known san francisco defense attorney. we've confirmed an arrest has been made in the case. 19-year-old angela zamora is in custody, considered the only suspect in friday's deadly stabbing of marla who was found dead in her home. she was a longtime attorney in san francisco.
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an east bay man is behind bars accused of crashing his delivery truck into a chp officer. it happened yesterday morning while the officer was working to clear the scene of a hit-and-run in sacramento. he's in the hospital with major injuries. gregory ramirez of san leandro is a fedex driver. he faces serious charges including driving under the influence. this is the third time in two months that a highway patrol officer in sacramento area has been hit while investigating a crash. >> these crashes are so preventible, we want to see when you see a light you need to slow down and move over a lane. >> the company is fully cooperating with authorities during this investigation. the hunger strike in san francisco is over but the fight continues after refusing to eat for more than two weeks a group of protesters known as the frisco five ended up in the
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hospital. the demand for the police chief to be fired comes in the wake of several deadly shootings. a general strike is planned for tomorrow morning. coming up at 7:00 on "today in the bay" the road to olympic glory in rio runs through milpitas. a breeding ground for table tennis stars. that plus all of your top stories at 7:00. rob will be back with a complete look at the forecast. for now, though, we'll send you back to the "today" show. thank you so much. did you say honey? hey, try some? mmm that is tasty. is it real? of course... are you? nope animated you know i'm always looking for real honey for honey nut cheerios well you've come to the right place. great, mind if i have another taste? not at all mmm you're all right bud? never better i don't know if he likes that. yeah part of the complete breakfast
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tell me, donald, have you figured out who your vice president will be, someone who shares your temperament and values? someone say, i don't know, could it be -- satan? good lord! >> i have returned. >> ted is a demon. my god. >> i am no longer ted cruz. i am the lord of shadows. >> you sure you aren't lord of the weak chins? >> stop it, donald. >> the first guy who got possessed and looks better. >> "saturday night live" last night taking on donald trump and ted cruz with dana carvey,
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bringing back the church lady. the perfect time for the return of chelsea handler. the no holds barred comedian is back on stage, tv, social media. shen five books she spares no one, especially herself. her new show "chelsea" begins streaming on netflix where she's free from the old talk show rules and ready to make her own. she invited us into her los angeles home and showed us around the new studio. >> i wouldn't normally put them on leashes but dogs don't like when dogs are on leashes because people are scared of them. >> of these dogs? >> no, no, of dogs in general. they're the types of people that should be attacked by dogs. >> i'm pretty sure i know the answer to this question. is there anything that's off limits to chelsea handler, stuff you don't think is funny?
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>> i'm not going to make fun of ugly baby. >> but they exist. >> they do exist. i don't think it's my job to point them out. this is me. my name is chelsea. >> ooh! so i've heard. >> and when they write it in lettering like this, it makes you very excited! you go wow! >> you don't strike me as the kind of person who gets nervous. do you have any nerves about launching the new show? >> i don't get -- yeah, of course i get nervous. but i get more irritable when things don't go exactly the way i envision them going. >> the story goes that you went up to the head of netflix at a party and said hey, are you the netflix guy? and you began to give him your pitch. >> i read that story and have no idea if that's true or not. i was very intoxicated at the time. sounds like something i would do. >> you were approached about all the jobs that came open.
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what was it about netflix? >> i never had the desire to go and walk in somebody else's shoes to fill out for a show that has already been fill bid somebody. that doesn't give me creative freedom or the ability to change it up completely. there are no commercials, advertisers. all the prohibitive aspects of being on network television don't really apply to netflix. i didn't want that kind of parenting. >> was there anything about those jobs that was tempting to you, control, money or something else? >> no. >> that a network would give you? >> no, no. the money can't be an issue. you can't make decisions based on money. it depends really on how much money you need to feel good about yourself. i'm doing okay. >> got a lot of landscaping back here. >> costs a lot of money. and that's why my dogs both work. i still don't know my way around. i'll just try to knock and see what's behind door number one. oh, look. >> they made it ease. >> i they labeled it.
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chelsea handler productions control room. that's me. and, hello, everybody! this is the control room. >> what's going on, guys? >> as you can tell, no one cares when i enter. >> you want this show to be smarter. the appeal was you could do smart stuff that you're interested in. >> i'm describing it as a flat statement. it's basically like the college education i forgot to get, paid for by netflix. i want a lot of questions answered and a lot of things that people pretend they know the answer to, like how a bill is passed, the difference between the house of representatives and the senate, where we are in the galaxy. i want to get information with a sense of humor. that's what the show is about. >> isn't that the story of your life, though? you didn't need to go to college and look how far you've gotten? >> but i have a very specific skill set and i'm still trying to figure out what that is. >> i think we know what that is. >> what is it?
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can you tell me? >> you're funny as hell. >> if you can make a skill set out of being funny, then, yeah. >> no one is ever going to marry me. >> you grew up the youngest of six children. that had to impact the kind of comedy you got into, right? >> yeah. you just develop a very kind of sarcastic verneer. oh, great, there's not enough food for everybody tonight. you make everything into a joke even if it's not funny. >> this is backstage. you have to be very, very quiet here. they're rehearsing without me because my voice is shot. they've decided to replace me before the show has even started. >> you don't have kids? >> no. i'm barren. i'm not barren. i just want to be. >> did you ever think twice about put iting your personal le so front and center? >> i have no regard to my personal life. >> clearly not. >> i'm missing that chip. >> does anything ever come back to haunt you?
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>> no. i feel like if you put everything out there, nothing can come back to haunt you. if you're so honest and forthright about yourself -- in this town, people are so precious about their privacy and so guarded and they don't want people to know this and this is a secret and that's a secret. okay, i get it. but you're taking yourself too seriously. in that sense, i always think it's better just to tell the truth and let it all hang out. it's like the same reason on instagram i try not to use filters on my face or try to post pictures that aren't as beautiful as everybody, trying to make themselves look like they're beautiful all the time or snap chat i'm half naked rapping and sound like an idiot. that's a part of who i am. it's all a part of, you know, the package. >> tell me, what is the deal with the nudity on instagram? >> the whole point was to desensitize it, the idea that it shouldn't be news when i'm topless. a man can be topless and a woman can't be topless because we can feed a child? i don't understand what the
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difference is. that was the argument that started it when i post aid picture of myself with putin. ever since then it's to screw with people. >> a lot of people don't know you came out for this interview topless and we asked you to put a shirt on. >> thank you for doing that. it wouldn't have been flattering for me to sit like this. >> what will we see on your show contentwise, topic wise that we won't see on any other show? >> i want to talk about abortions, racism, things that there's a political correctness attached to that we can't have real conversations about it. it's important to constantly stir things up. >> why do you think you're the exception in comedy? >> i don't care about glossing over stuff or being on the periphery of something. you have to dig deep, have uncomfortable conversations. people don't like conflict. i love it. let's go for it. >> chelsea will stream on netflix three days a week into
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marvel's "captain america: civil war" opened to a record audience. comic books have been associated with mostly young men. today, women are increasingly buying and creating the stories. erica hill has that story. >> look carefully, and you might notice a change in your friendly neighborhood superhero. >> we're telling more stories about women, telling more stories about minorities. that's really important, because then people start realizing that, oh, yes, super heroes are amazing. but there is something in their experience that is very much something that i can connect to. >> that connection is changing the narrative on the page and behind the scenes. where a third of the editorial staff at marvel is female. leading the charge? emily shaw, katie cubert.
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>> giving them the confidence to actually try. >> katie cukubert edits. this elite team of anchor super heroes is the first for the franchise, created more than 15 years ago. this team is all women. also pushing boundaries. >> our chief creative officer in me telling me, we need someone with a unique voice that will bring their experience to the comic page. that's the only way we'll be able to grow as a company. >> ms. marvel, now a teenage american muslim is based, in part, on her own experience growing up in new jersey. though her power isn't limited to young girls. >> at a convention last year, 65-year-old white man comes up to me and is like, i have been
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collecting comics since i was 5 years old and to this day, ms. marvel is my favorite comic series. that was a huge signal change moment for me. i realized this place is for everyone. >> it is definitely not a male industry anymore. >> female readership is estimated to be 30 to 50% of the comic book audience. publisher's weekly says planet comics, women, ages 17 to 33. at conventions like comicon, women on panels once small discussions have become standing-room only events in a few short years. >> a great gauge to show how much our industry has evolved but also the perception of women in comics have changed. we have people covering the women of marvel events, which has been kind of crazy to me. it's become a phenomenon into itself. >> people are realizing it's a
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diverse group of people creating these stories and we're striving to create stories of the world we see outside our window. >> a view that -- >> our characters dress a lot better now. >> yes. >> just the fashion sense. captain marvel is a great example. we put her into a fighter pilot uniform. i think she looks very, very powerful and i think she looks extremely sexy in that outfit. and she's not even showing skin. and that is what people are responding to. >> always picking up after you boys. >> as much as these women love the changes they're seeing and shaping, they're also looking forward to the day when the focus has shifted. >> what's next? where do you want to take the story line for both the comics themselves and also this company? >> i want to get to the point where people don't see the marvel brand as a boy brand
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anymore. >> i want it to get to it's about the character. >> i want people to read it because it's a good story. >> and erica hill joins me now. so, erica, who are these women working for marvel? did they grow up reading these comic books? >> no, they're not. they all came to them later in life sort of on their own, like calvin and hobbs has kids but not necessarily marvel comics. this is not something you have had to grow up with. you can come in at any point. the beauty of it is the story telling. that's what they really want to focus on. it's all about a good read. >> i understand they made you a superhero? >> oh, yes, they did. >> really? >> they asked me what i would like my power to be. i said i need to be in two places at once. i introduce you to split second. >> split second? >> amy reader came up with a whole design, put this whole comic together. when i hear a story is breaking i can race out in a split
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second, save the world, calm back and calmly report the news while my co-anchor is freaking out. >> coming to you in summer 2017. good story, erica. thank you. prince harry brings wounded warriors from around the world together in the cloudy skies, light rain and mist. 56 degrees in san francisco and the last in a line of showers moving across the bay area, weakening as it does so north to south. as we go through the afternoon today north to south we'll begin to see partial clearing. highs today upper 60s. maybe close 70 around san jose. the north bay, upper 60s and about the same for the tri-valley. that area of low pressure moving off to the east setting the stage for a warm-up. a full look at the forecast in a few minutes. entist has told me
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the second invictus games are get iting under way in orlando, an event created by prince harry that brings warriors from around the world, all wounded in war.
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president george bush and jenna bush hager are there. >> i thank the gods whatever may be for my incomparable soul. >> tell me about the genesis for starting these game. >> in 2008 i got pulled out of afghanistan after ten weeks and found myself on the plane with the way home, a dead dani ish soldier, whose body was on the plane and i pulled back the curtain to find three british soldiers, all in induced comas, tubes coming out of their mouths. that's where it all started for me. i realized i had to do something. >> the invictus games are the first competition for wounded service members and involves 14 different countries and 10 different sports. when i was in baghdad, i was wounded by an improvised
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explosive device while on a dismounted patrol. shrapnel from that device caused catastrophic injury to my left leg and left arm. what went through my mind when i lost my leg was whether or not i would be able to have the same quality of life. >> i stepped on an ied. i was in a coma for almost two months. and i woke up, i was devastated, like many of the other soldiers. but once i started picking up sports, that really kind of got me by that. >> as his mother and caregiver, he made me a stronger person just watching his strength. >> what have you got to say to mom on mother's day? >> i love you, mom. >> you share a bond with these incredible people. what's it like spending time
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with the competitors? >> i've served, they've served, we've worn the same uniform or thereabouts. to all of us, we're all the same. yes, i'm prince harry but to me i'm captain wales and to them i'm captain wales and some are less frortunate than other. >> we're a team and when we work together, we're going to get a l win. >> and you're going to get a lot of them here. >> i hope so. >> don't jinx me. >> i am the master of my fate. i am the captain of my soul. >> complete this sentence. i am -- >> i am inspirational. >> you sure are. >> jenna bush hager reporting from the invictus games in orlando. we highlight another life
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well lived, good long life for frank livingston. he died this week at 110 years old, born in cotton valley, louisiana, on november 13th, 1905, he enlisted in the united states army in october 1942. he was a private in the 1943 allied invasion of italy and later served in north africa. he was discharged honorably in 1945, went on to work in the cement business. his surviving nephew said, quote, he felt the obligation to give to the country whatever he could. frank lived independently right up until last month. frank levingston, hero of world war ii, passing away at ♪ ♪ it's time to get seriously silly, people. ♪ join red nose day to do some serious good to help fight kids' poverty.
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we close this morning, as we do every week at this time, with predictions for the week ahead. congress returns tomorrow from its latest recess. we predict that mitch mcconnell will take a cue from the turkish parliament this week, did you see this, and start a senate fight club, like brad pitt's fight club without all those chiselled abs. we're going to wait until saturday the 14th to drop the kids off at camp. why do they keep sending their kids to that camp? glittering french riviera. we predict that again this year no one's star will shine brighter than that of one william gary busey. chuck todd a big busey guy. you have a one on one with donald trump. we have a little preview. let's take a listen. >> i like paul ryan.
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i think he's a very good guy. he called me three weeks ago and was so supportive. i thought it was amazing. i was blind sided by this. >> you are stunned? blind sided is by this? >> it's politics. ooh i'm never stun bid anything that happens in politic. >> we don't want to give away the store on this one but what's your headline coming out of that interview with trump? >> the rest of the republican party or at least people with paul ryan will need a lot of this. it's not just the bloody marrye mix with moms all the way around. donald trump doesn't believe it's his job to come to paul ryan. i think he believes paul ryan's wing of the party needs to come to him. question, is it irreconcilable? >> and he's thinking it's gotten me this far. >> exactly. >> thank you all for spending part of your sunday with us on "sunday today." i'll see you tomorrow morning here on "today." enjoy your sunday and happy mother's day to all the moms out there. take a live look outside......
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sf from oakland (adlib) good morning to you. the time now is 7:00. it is sunday, may 8th. happy mother's day. we want to start you off with this beautiful look out at san francisco from our cameras in oakland. it looks like it will be nice after a bit of showers. thanks for waking up with us this morning. i'm vicky nguyen. let's get a check of the forecast with rob mayeda. you tell us it will start off wet but maybe clear up? >> we'll start to see clearing skies. happy mother's day to you. >> thank you very much. >> misty skies around the hill tops of dublin, 55 degrees. s.a.p. center may still be roaring from last night's game. 57 in san jose. the mis

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