tv Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa NBC October 29, 2017 5:30am-7:01am PDT
♪ robert handa: hello, and welcome to "asian pacific america." i'm robert handa, your host for our show here on nbc bay area and cozi tv. first, we take a snapshot of san jose's japantown with the help of long-time j-town photographer jim nagareda, who has not only run one of the top photography studios with his family since 1920, but was involved in a 15-year project documenting the history of japantown. we will see and hear more about that. and jim will also help guide us through the japanese-american museum of san jose, where he currently serves as executive director. then, "asian pacific america" takes you on a tour of bay area restaurants with an asian influence. today, we hit the north bay town of sebastopol to try ramen gaijin, known for sourcing most of their ingredients from local farmers.
culture and food are on the menu today. i've known jim nagareda for many years. and as a professional photographer with an artist's eye, who is part of a family that has been part of the community for over 50 years, i can't think of anyone more qualified to chronicle the history of san jose's japantown than him. jim, welcome to the show. jim nagareda: thank you very much for having me, great. robert: now, give me an idea. first of all, we were talking about the book, "san jose's japantown," of which you got to be the author. first and foremost, must have been a thrill to be asked to be the one documenting the history of the place. jim: yeah, we had just finished a big project called "san jose japantown: a journey." and it was a very comprehensive book on the history of japantown. and during that project, we were asked by arcadia publishing to do this--a book in their series. and at that time, we wanted to focus just on our big book, the journey. and so, we put that off. and when we were done with the big project, we all took a
little breather, and then i asked curt fukuda if he wanted to help me with this book, which he did help me, but he wanted me to take the lead on it. and it took me about a year and a half to complete, and it was a lot of fun. robert: sometimes, you know, the longer projects are easier because you can put in anything you want. then you have a smaller, shorter version, and you have to decide what you want. what were some of the priorities that you wanted to make sure got--came across about san jose's japantown? jim: one of the big things was focusing on the community. 'cause you'll see a lot of the photos in the book are of people because basically, the structure and the layout of japantown has remained the same. and it's the people that have changed, and it's the places like the buddhist church and wesley united methodist church that have kind of been the anchor of the community. but overall, the layout of japantown has pretty much
remained the same. it's just all the fantastic people that are in the community. robert: and of course, one of the things i should point out in case people didn't get it, which is a lot of the photographs that are in here were taken by you. so, you were not only chronicling it visually, but also you were there to experience it yourself. one of the pictures that i was talking to you about before was the sumo wrestling and some of the other things that kind of brought san jose's japantown into sort of--kind of a more national focus, maybe even an international focus. how big a moment was that japan--for japantown was that sumo wrestling thing? jim: that was an incredible weekend. you know, to have the sumo wrestlers come into japantown was just amazing 'cause they're considered gods in japan. and to be that close to them and experience that was just--it was just life-changing, incredible. robert: right, and yosh uchida, a san jose judo coach, as well as a long-time friend of japantown, was the one that kind
of helped bring them here. in fact, that's one of the things that you really get across when you see the book and some of the other projects you work on, which is how long some of the people have been involved with san jose's japantown. a lot of the people who have been here from the early days are still doing things in the community now. jim: yeah, there's a lot of really dedicated people in the community that really want to make sure that san jose japantown stays san jose japantown. and they volunteer so many hours, and they give so much to the community, it's just incredible. and it really, really keeps the community together and cohesive. robert: yeah, you touched on it before because there were so many japantowns at one time, now there's three, and they're only in california: los angeles, san francisco, and san jose. but san jose is the only one that's still in the same place that it was then, huh? jim: exactly, exactly. and there were actually 46 japantowns before the war.
and then only three remain now. robert: when i see some of the pictures here, and some are such personal family pictures of the kogura and some of the other families that have been around for so long. it was really important for these families and these people to share their photos, and it's still important for them to kind of keep the history alive, to keep providing those, huh? jim: yeah, definitely. and you know, and especially that kogura photo, you'll see the many generations and that have worked the store over the year, that have been involved in the community. so yes, it's was very important for the families. robert: i know it was interesting, in fact, you know, growing up in the area, kogura family was involved in showing samurai movies in japantown. and they used to show the projector, the screen onto the side of a building, and we used to go to watch it. jim: oh really? wow, wow, wow. robert: i know, but it was really made for a lot of the roots and the connections for people. japantown is changing now, though, huh? what's the modern picture of japantown, san jose's japantown now?
jim: it's really changed. it's kind of become more of a lot of retail stores, a lot of clothing stores, a lot of restaurants. we have a ukulele shop. playing the ukulele is very popular right now. so, it's changed considerably over the years. robert: and yet, even the name--the types of shops that you're mentioning, the businesses, shows that it sounds like japantown hasn't gone the way of, like, becoming a tourist kind of place. it's still trying to retain that same feeling, huh? jim: yeah, we're--we tell people that we're kind of like the country town. you know, you walk down the street and you can say hi to just about everybody that you know that's walking by. and that's the feeling that we want to keep in san jose. we want to--i wouldn't say necessarily keep out corporate america, but we've been able to maintain that mom and pop feel to the area, which is great. robert: right, well, we've got much more to talk about. you're going to stay with us, right?
robert: and welcome back. talk about wearing a lot of important hats. jim nagareda is back with us. and before we continue here, we mentioned that your family had a connection with the photography business since 1920, more like around 1960 was the first family business, right? and you opened the photography business in 1990. jim: yes. robert: still impressive. and we didn't think you were old enough to be a photography shop owner since 1920. okay, but he is currently the executive director of the japanese-american museum of san jose, which showcases a unique collection of permanent and rotating exhibits chronicling more than a century of japanese-american history. and let's go talk about that a little bit. first of all, the 30th anniversary is coming up, right? jim: so yes, the 30th anniversary.
the museum has been around for 30 years, but in the last 10 years is when it moved into the current location. and during that time, it's been run completely by volunteers, which is so impressive. and we have a lot of exhibits in the museum, and we have a lot of dedicated volunteers that help to run it. we have one area of the museum that has a rotating exhibit, where we change. we have also a large area that covers agriculture. and one of our big donors and supporters is h.e. sakuwe, and he donated the model t for our exhibit, which they actually drove over to put into the exhibit. and a lot of farm equipment also. robert: i couldn't believe it. in fact, having grown up in the area and my grandparents had a couple of farms in the south bay, seeing that equipment was just--it really brought back a lot of memories, and it probably
does for a lot of people here. but i also thought of the fact that i'd seen the museum evolve into where it became the place that it is now. and it used to be more of a place where japanese-americans would look, and now that i see that a lot of people from outside the community, the japanese community, come there to see it, which i think is a very gratifying thing, huh? jim: surprisingly, we get a lot of tour groups coming in. we get a lot of school kids learning about internment coming in. visitors from other countries. it's amazing, every day somebody different or new comes in from, you know, who knows where. that's what makes the job a lot of fun is you meet all these great people that come in. and actually, there's a lot of people from japan that also they don't know the story about the japanese-americans, so they're very curious and want to find out, you know, our story. robert: and it's really important to have a museum setting, huh? i mean, you know, you can read it in the textbooks and you can hear even testimony, but seeing the way the museum lays things
out not only with the photographs, but with the exhibits and the artifacts, in order for young people to really appreciate it, i think that thing is really crucial, huh? jim: yeah. and i think, you know, our docents really do a great job. a lot of them have actually been through the camp experience, so they're able to share that with the guests, and which gives it that personal touch. and it really makes--you know, people really, really appreciate our docents and really enjoy the stories that they tell as they're leading the tour. robert: one of the things i've noticed too in doing a lot of different topics with young people on this show is that a lot of them do eventually, earlier or later, start searching for their roots, their cultural roots. they start to--they're american and they adopt a lot of, like, maybe more generic american sort of ideals and values. then, sooner or later, i notice a lot of them start searching for that cultural identity. and that's where a place like this museum is so valuable. jim: yeah, i think, like you mentioned, it's kind of a phase
that people go through in life, actually. and i think as people get older and their parents start aging, or their parents or grandparents start passing away, they become more curious about where they were from and what they did. you know, there's not that many people left that lived through the concentration camps, so we're trying to capture those stories on video and however else we can. but yes, we definitely are trying to outreach more to the young people. robert: i know the idea of incarceration and the camps, i notice that some young people when we were at the museum recently, how jarring it is for them to kind of picture that. for them, it's almost too much to kind of take in to think of america being that way at one time. jim: and it's so relevant today. you know, it's just so relevant. and that's another reason why the japanese-american community
really needs to speak out and tell the people about these stories so that, you know, it doesn't happen again. robert: yeah. in fact, i think it was the references to the muslims by our current president who actually helped spark a little bit of interest in when people started saying, "well, it could happen." when in fact, when people first heard that idea, they thought, "that's ridiculous, it's america." and then they're almost shocked, even especially young japanese-american children, to hear that it did happen and that it happened here. jim: exactly. and you know, even within one of the japanese concentration camps, there were actually italians and germans there also. and a lot of people didn't know that. robert: yeah. and so, we've seen how the museum has expanded. how do you see the museum sort of expanding its role now in the community? jim: within the community, we're trying to become more of a community hub. we have such--we have a lot of volunteers involved. and so, we want to expand the different types of programs
that we have. we want to get more space. we have a house next door on our property that needs to be fixed up, so that's one of the next big projects is to work on that. and then expand our archive and things like that. robert: oh, the house, is that going to be an expansion then into the museum, or is that going to be part of the--an exhibit of some kind? jim: it'll be--we'll move some of the programs over to the house, and then include hopefully an archive and some storage, yes. robert: where would you like to see the museum be, like, in a few years? jim: there's so many things. it's--the museum really--if we can get more space, we can tell more stories, we can do more things. that's the real limiting factor right now is space. and so, if we can get another building or two, and maybe separate some things out, i think we can be a real huge benefit to the community.
robert: good luck with that project. and thanks for being here, jim. jim: thank you so much for having me. robert: all right, well, coming up, on saturday, august 26, a wine tasting and talk story event starting at 5:30 at the issei memorial building at 565 n 5th street in san jose, featuring award winning wines from mikami vineyards from lodi, while listening to the story of how the mikami family started growing grapes in lodi. then, the big japanese-american museum of san jose 30th anniversary celebration, sunday, september 24 at the hayes mansion in san jose. a luncheon with entertainment by san jose taiko, ayako hosokawa, and a silent auction. and you can get more details on both events on nbcbayarea.com. we'll help them with that expansion. and when we come back, ramen. and not just any kind of ramen, and you'll find out why next.
robert: and we are starting a new series of stories called asian pacific america eats, where we go out and showcase some bay area restaurants. for this show, we sent producers lance liu and joakim studio to give us a behind the scenes look at ramen gaijin in the north bay town of sebastopol. as we said earlier, it's known for sourcing the majority of its ingredients from local farmers, so have a taste. male announcer: you can find a number of ramen shops around the bay area, but there's one shop in particular, 55 miles north of the golden gate, that serves up a hot bowl that's worth the drive. a trip up highway 101 takes you to the small town of sebastopol, where you'll find ramen gaijin, a restaurant that is said to connect the community by sourcing most of its ingredients straight from the local farmers. gaijin, a japanese word meaning foreigner, also tells patrons not to expect authentic ramen. rather, it's a bowl that truly represents the agricultural
culture of sonoma county. matthew williams: it never quite felt right, you know? myself, my partner are not japanese. we don't have extensive training in japan. but we are gaijin to the japanese. announcer: chef/owner matthew williams takes us to the kitchen, where his team is preparing to open up for lunch. and it starts with noodles made in-house. first, they mix together flour, salt, and other ingredients. then it's off to the laminator, where the mixture is pressed flat a number of times to create a smooth and consistent texture. finally, the sheets are cut into noodles, and portioned into single servings. next up is the stock. matthew: so, we start with kombu sourced out of hokkaido, so it's a rishiri kombu. gets brought up to 140 degrees, and we cut it off, we let it steep. we strain the liquid off that, discard the kombu, and then we add three separate bushi. and then that's what you're seeing joel strain off here. so, this is going to come off, it's going to go through,
you know, a three-step filtering process. and then at this point, we'll let it cool, and then we mix it in with our meat stock and our broths. announcer: finally, it's time for the assembly, where every minute really counts. matthew: so, when we think of ramen, like we were talking about earlier, you think about the broth, which is the body of the soup, and then the tare, which is the seasoning. so, what he's adding to this is for both the shiitake miso as well as the tantanmen. so, he added the miso tare, and now he's adding the chili paste that we make in-house. has calabrian chili, ghost chili, some other chilies, shichimi, garlic ginger, saki. it's cooked down, gets pureed, pork fat. so, you go ahead and do the shiitake miso as well. so, the same base, miso tare. this one has a heavy sesame profile, so this is going to get sesame seeds, gomei, and also sesame oil. so, this is a guruji sesame oil from japan we bring in. also gets miso butter, so it's a compound butter that we make
that has aka miso and just a whole lot of salted butter. and the last one we're going to do is going to be the shoyu ramen. so, the tare of this is soy sauce. there's--basically, it's similar to dashi. we bring it up with kombu, we add different bushis to the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, cut that, then strain everything off so that creates the tare for the shoyu ramen. he's also adding pure pork fat, which we render off of our bellies. and then katsu bushi salt, so we toast hanakatsu bushi, which is a dried bonito, and then blend that with salt to add another salt layer to the profile. also add a lot of umami through the dried fish. at this point, it's all about timing in the process for us. so, the bowls go in the oven. he's going to add the noodles to the boiler. it's going to hit the timer. and then at this point, we're basically on a countdown for those bowls coming out of the oven. with about 30 seconds left to go, we pull the bowls up, they come on, they get broth, the noodles go in. and we bring over to the pass to start topping.
we're getting carrots coming from paul wertz out of paul's produce in sonoma. we have baby bok choy coming from singing frogs farms here in sebastopol, one of the farms we work extremely closely with. like i said, the corn is coming from brenwood. we have kikurage or wood ear mushroom. this is wakame, which is seaweed. this is coming from japan as well. and then we have scallions. so, there you have the shiitake miso ramen, gets finished with the 6-minute egg, fried tofu, and ito togarashi. this is just shredded togarashi chili threads. so, tantanmen for us. so, we're set. we're going to add the kikurage, the wood ear. we have cabbage which has been charred on a cast iron pan and salted. and then scallions. we add the egg in the center. pork belly chashu, so this is our braised pork belly that we
go through a 3-day process of curing, pressing--or braising, and then pressing and cutting. and then it gets green frill mustard, which is also coming from jackson family farms. announcer: just like the different cultures that have taken root in sebastopol, each of these different elements coming together is what makes each bowl of ramen gaijin so special. robert: mighty tasty. our thanks to my colleague, mike inouye, for his help on that segment. and you can get a taste of ramen gaijin yourself at the taste of sonoma wine country weekend, saturday, september 2 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the green music center at sonoma state university, an event where sonoma county's top winemakers, growers, and chefs will come together to celebrate the region's finest wine and food. to purchase tickets, go to nbcbayarea.com. and coming up, we'll look at some important events coming up in our community calendar, including news about kristi yamaguchi, and a return look at flower power.
there are some very important events coming up in the bay area. a fascinating exhibit at the university of san francisco thatcher gallery from august 21 to november 15 called "something from nothing." art and handcrafted objects from america's concentration camps. we were proud to showcase this exhibit on our show before. it features over 100 objects created by incarcerated japanese-americans during world war ii, including handmade objects, historical artifacts, and photographs from the collection of the national japanese-american historical society, as well as contemporary art installations from barbara horiuchi and marlene imamura. it's all co-presented by the historical society. get more information from nbcbayarea.com. then kristi yamaguchi's golden moment show comes to the sap center in san jose on sunday, september 3, an evening with the world's top figure skaters, including karen chen, polina edmunds, maia and alex shibutani, and vincent chow, and more. we'll be featuring kristi and her show on our show next week.
then another show we are proud to have featured and certainly warrants another look, the flower power exhibit at the asian art museum of san francisco, open now and through october 1. quite a bit of look through our show today. you can also catch us on facebook, as well as twitter, and on nbcbayarea.com. and that's it for our show. join us next week and every week here on "asian pacific america." thanks for watching. ♪
outrageous and dignified behavior. >> the basis of our country. it's never going to go away. >> going to be much harder for men to get away with this. >> dodgers are leading the series. >> good morning. welcome to "sunday today" on this october 29th. i'm williegeist. robert mueller was appointed in may.
>> following a major storm making its way from florida into the northeast today. people are under flash flood watches. "this is us" mandy moore started out as a pop star. she has landed the role. >> dylan spends some time with the utopian community in the future. let's begin this morning with the news. the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. nbc's kelly o'donnell is at the white house with more. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, willey. after five months on the job the
special counsel's investigation is about to take a new and consequential turn. the political fallout will be hard to measure until specific allegation sz are known and how close they may or may not get to the president. what has robert mueller found and who will face charges? those big unknowns could be explained as early as tomorrow. stemming from the investigation of russian intrusion into the 2016 campaign. but critical specifics remain fierce. >> will these charges be about collusion with russia or will they be about something ancillary lying like to a federal investigator or tax evasion? >> reporter: president trump spent about four hours saturday at his virginia golf club. this is a rare glimpse of the president actually on the course taking a weekend break.
back at the white house it's far easier to see -- >> there has been absolutely no collusion. >> reporter: -- his frustration over the russia investigation. >> they ought to get to the end of it because i think the american public is sick of it. >> among those under scrutiny the president's former national security adviser michael flynn and paul manafort. each have foreign lobbying work under examination. in july a surprise search force was carried out at manafort's home. the president reacted to the pre-dawn action. >> it was pretty tough stuff. to wake him up. perhaps his family was there. i think that's pretty tough stuff. >> reporter: this month the president was asked if he has considered firing the special counsel. >> no, not at all. >> reporter: and in june on "fox and friends" president trump praised robert mueller's integrity. >> robert mueller is an honorable man and hopefully he'll come up with an honorable
solution. >> reporter: they have said all along they have committed no wrongdoing. the president's legal team has had nothing to say on this either. chances are there won't be any official comments until the official conclusions are made public. >> kelly owe doab'donnell, than. chuck todd, good morning. great to see you. the million dollar question wherever you go. people say, who is it? who is it? who's going to be indicted on monday? we know the names. paul manafort, general flynn, you can throw carter's name there. jared curb nkushner. do you have any sense or what kind of character it might be? >> reporter: look, it seems to me, and if you look at the way mueller's been going about this investigation, the type of lawyers he's hired, it seems to
me that it's most likely this is going to be an indictment of somebody who committed crimes unrelated to the issue of russian interference but perhaps related to maybe the foreign corrupt practices act or things like that in an attempt that this is an indictment and in an attempt to squeeze somebody who may have more information. so, for instance, that could be michael flynn's son. >> right. >> or michael flynn, the former national security adviser, but either way -- or with paul manafort especially if it's manafort. manafort and possibly tony podesta, the brother of john podesta, the campaign chair of hillary clinton's campaign. that's a side issue. he found both of those men perhaps breaking the law when it came to lobbying and foreign government. that would be a sign he's looking to get people to speak about what russia was trying to do. >> the president you would expect, he's confident. he said, i did nothing wrong.
there's no collusion. it's commonly agreed i did nothing. when you talk to people privately around the white house, how concerned are they about this? >> they're extraordinarily concerned for a number of reasons. one is, there are people looking over their shoulder, there is that issue, number one. second, it's the fact that the president could respond to this very erratically. the last time this heated up he fired james comey, right, which got us the special counsel in the first place on this. and so there's that -- the second concern is that the president will over react to something which will only make his problems worse. so there's -- it's sort of multiple levels of fear here, both political fear, personal legal fear and of course professional career fear. >> and the president and others have flipped this this week and said not only did we not collude with russia, but the evidence now shows it was the democrats. democratic national committee and the clinton campaign that
laup muched this dossier. not the dossier but the relationship with this group was by a conservative group. this was initiated through the dnc. the dnc says this is oppo research. the clinton campaign calls it oppo research. donald trump calls it could he clugs. where do you fall? >> for me, it only matters who paid for the dossier and if it was people actively trying to make something up. then you very much want to know who paid for the dossier. that could be criminal, frankly, if it was made up on purpose in an attempt to do this. to me, it doesn't matter who paid for it if what's in the dossier gets confirmed by bob mueller. ultimately, i think this lies in the hands of bob mueller. the president ramped up the impressive trump media propaganda machine over the last ten days.
they are doing the best to dilute and diverge from what's going on. tomorrow though i think they have their work cut out for them if they think they can create a diversionary tactic on hillary clinton to avoid scrutiny tomorrow. >> bob mueller's going to cut through that cloud. chuck todd, thank you very much. chuck's guests will include senator claire mccaskill and rob portman. new this morning, the ceo of the tiny montana energy corporation that was awarded $300 million contract is speaking out and calling the congressional investigation into his company a witch hunt. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more. >> reporter: this morning phasing hot is facing congressional investigation. he says he has nothing to hide. >> there's people out there on a witch hunt looking for something that does not exist. >> reporter: he says his company didn't have just two full-time employees when hurricane maria
made landfall but instead 20 to 40 working projects in the u.s. he says he first contacted the puerto rico electric power authority after hurricane irma in early september. >> i found them on linked-in. >> reporter: you used linked-in to get a $300 million contract? >> linked-in is going to love this but, yeah. >> reporter: he strongly denies that ryan zinke or anyone else had anything to do with the contract. >> fema has significant concerns and never reviewed the document despite wording that suggests otherwise. >> that's simply something we would not do. >> he said that language wasn't supposed to be there and has been deleted from an amended version of the contract. >> i haven't compared them side by side but certainly an oversight. >> an oversight on a $300 million contract though. >> reporter: prepa signed off on the deal. they told "the wall street
journal" that language was left in by mistake and there's no other explanation for that other than oops. >> reporter: do you think this contract was rushed? >> how can you take time with a contract that has to do with millions of people being out of power? >> reporter: whitefish says it now has more than 350 workers here and plans to have more than 500 within days. gabe gutierrez, san juan, puerto rico could he. a massive march is happening in spain. it comes two days after the catalonia region declared its independence. the spanish government stripped all power from catalonia. the prime minister denounced its independence. it was a terrifying night in somalia after they stormed a hotel and killed 23 people inside. they started with a car bomb attack outside the hotel in
mowigadishu mogadishu. al shabaab has claimed responsibility for the assault. houston texans are set to have a protest. this comes after texans owner bob mcnair reportedly compared players to inmates running in prison. the players met on saturday. their protests could include all kneeling together, peeling the texans decal off of their helmets or raising a fist. mcnair has apologized repeatedly for his comments. the world series is tied two games apiece. the los angeles dodgers pulled off a rally. game 5 is tonight in houston. houston's player will miss the first five games of next season. they handed down the suspension
for a racially insensitive gesture he made towards yu darvish during friday night's game. dylan is here now with a look at the weather. >> good morning. going to get pretty nasty in the northeast. >> we have the remnants of a tropical system that will continue to pump in some moisture in the northeast. for right now it is tropical storm philippe. it is sitting to the northeast of miami right now. it's going to move out over the water and eventually weaken. the storm is winding down for areas like florida. we will see rough surf throughout the carolinas. now we'll focus on this cold front moving eastward. this area of low pressure is producing heavy rain across western new york, western pennsylvania. heavy rain starting to stream in from that tropical system down in areas like delaware and maryland. that will affect the northeast and this storm will strengthen and turn into a wind maker for parts of new england. we're looking at 65 to 75 mile per hour gusts especially
eastern long island and eastern maine. parts of perhaps cape cod as well. so through the day today we'll start to see some heavier rain move in. it will last heavy through the night int cooler temperatures yesterday. get ready, today, the temperatures are expected to be cooler. san jose looking at 57. mown tainview 56, san francisco 54 and chilly 49 for santa rosa. we can see another day of patchy fog. the temperature trend does show the temperatures climbing into the 60s for san francisco. inland will top into the mid-70s. and that's your latest forecast. straight ahead, dylan and i have the highs and lows of the week including a young boy who honored a fallen police officer and then got his own new ride and a new title.
the video of the week, maybe the video of the year when automatic car wash brushes attack. we'll explain what you're watching here. dylan with a busy morning takes us to a new kind of american town gives us a window into the way we all may live some day soon. we think living in the middle of the country or living in the middle of the city. you can have a little bit of this. >> it's all coming up on "sunday today." our photo of the week, pope francis speaking to the astronauts aboard the international space station. fred would do anything for his daughter.
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through the highs and the lows of the week. we have some good ones this morning. our first high goes to a tribute to a fallen georgia police officer from a 3-year-old boy. christian hern was killed in the line of duty leaving behind a husband and a 3-year-old son. when her funeral passed through the county hern's devastated officers noticed a child standing on a step stool saluting them. one officer said i can't tell you what it meant. it touched a lot of us here. the boy's name is cohen. he's 3. he stood for the entire 2 hour procession saluting. he loves super heroes and i thinks of police as real life super heroes. this week one police department showed cohen police department showed their appreciation. they sent him a custom suv. the little guy showed up to check out his new ride dressed in that same police uniform.
>> such a sweet moment. >> that picture of him saluting for 2 hours. >> gee the what he wanted in return. our first logos to a poor guy working his butt off at a car wash. he's fine. somehow was not injured after this. the man is working inside a drive through car wash carrying a hose when the hose and he get caught up in one of the big automatic brushes and takes him for a spin. he whips around for a good 12, 13 seconds before somebody finally shuts off the brush. now that we know that he's okay, we can say there's something artistic. he pulls the legs in. >> it's like a dance or a lay back. >> it looked pretty good. >> i'm sure he wasn't thinking that. we're really glad he's okay. our next high goes to the rather smile. if you've had a window seat out
of greater rochester international. you may have noticed somebody on the tarmac. that's kyron ashford. ashford's worked at the rochester air for the for five years and he's known for his moves there. a video shot by a passenger went viral. ashford said he wants to provide passengers 30 seconds of good vibes. i love that. how cool is that guy? on the other end of the spectrum for southwest airlines this week, they announced there's going to be live music on some of their flights. talk about a captive audience. what if i wanted to read a book. >> yeah, you can't escape that. >> i hope it's a pr stunt and not actually going to happen. our final logos to the warning of premature celebration. let's get you out to the soccer celebration in bangkok, thailand. the decisive kick hits the crossbar, bounces up in the air away from the goal. goalkeeper goes nuts thinking his team has won. the goalie off somewhere popping
champaign. it comes back to earth, spins backward into the empty net for a goal. check this out again. the incredible play has been viewed 2.5 million times. he doesn't know the ball goes in. >> there is no time limit. >> there's into time limit. it's a shootout. the goalie thought he hit the crossbar, game over, let's party, guys. >> he was dead wrong. the guy who kicked it. watch how dejected he is. how did i hit the crossbar. someone yells at him. roll it. roll it. >> who are the two guys -- are those the refs? >> those are the referees. >> the lesson for you young children, never give up on the play. it ain't over till it's over. the sunday sitdown with mappedy moore, star of the show everybody's talking and sobbing about these days, "this is us." and then last of the wick walkers. the woman who's keeping a wild tradition alive.
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(sound of confetti cannon) downtown san jose good sunday morning to youchlt your time is 6:26. 57 degrees outside. that's a lovely look at downtown san jose. 57 degrees this morning. good morning. thank you for waking up with us, i'm vicky nguyen alongside vianey arana. look at the microclimate forecast and can cool temperatures for fall. >> we may have frosty mornings. we are finally starting to transition into the weather we all like this time of year. we are going to see cooler temperatures. santa rosa, chilly 49 degrees. san francisco, 54. oakland, 54. hayward 55 and san jose, 57 degrees. the temperature trend for today does show the early morning patchy fog. we can expect to see partly
cloudy skies, at least in the afternoon topping out to the lower end of the 60s. inland fog and san jose can expect to top the upper 60s and lower 70s, a cooler day. 12:00, 55 degrees. looks like we are looking at a cooler week ahead. i'll break down the details. >> good, hopefully no rain in sight. >> i may have good or bad news. >> we'll hang on. thank you. we begin with a bizarre incident. bruce maxwell was arrested for pointing a gun at a delivery person at his home no scottsdale, arizona. the scottsdale police confirmed maxwell was arrest third-degree morning. the alleged victim would you describe a female food delivery driver. it is unclear what led to the incident. police booked maxwell on charges
offi of aggravated assault. the a's catcher made national news when he became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the anthem. the search is on for a dangerous criminal following a long stand off in fremont. police released this picture saying thomas beltran could be armed with a violent, criminal past. this started with a report of domestic violence off central avenue and 880. it's normally a quiet neighborhood. her boyfriend was inside the home when the police arrived. officers were unable to see the suspect. >> cop cars out here. that made us go out and look. we look. the cop says get back in. we stayed inside for a while. we were looking out our windows
and we said we have to leave. they said you can either go or stay, but you have to make up your mind. >> the all clear was called yesterday evening, eight hours after the stand off began with no signs of the suspect. police are asking for people to keep a lookout for him who is wanted for domestic battery and a felon for ammunition and drugs. coming up this morning, their student loans were supposed to be wiped away. the trump administration could be changing the rules for certain students. we'll have that later. now, back to the "today" show.
i shouldn't have let you leave. and not just because of all of the beautiful things you said, i shouldn't have let you leave because that's not what what we do. that's not who we are. i know that. that's not us. >> a scene from the current second scene of the water cooler hit nbc show "this is us." there is just something about that show. the very mention of this is us causing people to clutch their hearts and to stock up on cleanics. last month brought in merely 13 million viewers, the biggest audience ever for the show. mandy moore is one of the stars of the cast. her performance playing a
40-year age range thanks to the show's flashbacks earned her a golden globe nomination. this week she's on the cover of "people" magazine. mandy and i got together here in new york at the hudson hotel for a sunday sit down. >> grateful for the work. >> at 33 years old, and after nearly two decades in show business, mandy moore has found the kind of role that she'd begun to wonder if she would ever find. >> what do you think? >> that's good work. >> in the show's first episode alone, rebecca pierson lost a tr triplet at birth then gained another. >> big three? >> big three. >> laying the backstory for the weekly emotional roller coaster that is "this is us." >> what has this been like for you the last year or so, as this show has completely taken on, captivated people. families sit and watch it.
husbands and wives are crying together. >> honestly, it's fundamentally changed all of our lives. like, everyone that is a part of it. and i feel so lucky to have this experience with this group of actors and humans. they're the best. but it's crazy the affection that people have shown for the show. it feels important in a weird way. it feels odd to say, but i think, like, there is so much madness happening in the world and so much of the time i think we're being forced to choose, like, one side or the other, and this show kind of leaves all of that at the door and it's about uniting us all. there is so much that sort of represented on the show and i think people can sort of see a little slice of their own life. >> you are my husband and i am your wife, and if you have a problem, we will fix it together. >> the role that changed mandy's life is a role she almost passed on. >> so, in network pilot season, it's where, like, all the networks sort of make their
first episode of television and choose which shows are going to be picked. i had done three in a row that had been made but ultimately chosen not to go on the air, so i was feeling pretty down about myself and i remember sort of my team, we were like, you know what, let's not throw our name in the hat -- in the ring anymore for those sorts of, like, products. then the extremist for "this is us" came along. i remember receiving it, isn't this what we just talked about? i don't want to be absolutely devastated again if i am somehow lucky enough to be a part of this and it doesn't move forward. luckily, that wasn't the case. >> starring as a sometimes 22, sometimes 66 mother is a long way from mandy moore's showbiz beginnings as a 15-year-old pop star. ♪ i'm so addicted to the loving that you're feeding to me ♪ >> mandy came up in the late '90s era of britney, christina and jessica. growing up in orlando, her big
break came from a verying unlikely place. you have to help me kefrm or deny how you were discovered. >> by a fedex guy. >> how does the story go? >> i was singing for an ice hock hockey team in orlando, florida. these two gentlemen were like we're song writers and have a bunch of individual music. if you want to pay for the studio time, you can have these original songs. i remember i was in the studio for three or four days and unbeknownst to me a guy who works for fedex was like i love that girl's voice. i have a friend and i'm going to send a demo tape. and he did. >> shortly there after, you had a single. >> six months later. i made the candy music video, and the next morning i knew all the way to virginia beach and i started my first day opening for nsync and that was it. >> so you went from the hockey rink to opening for nsync.
>> in like a year. >> in a year. by all accounts, you've come out the other side very nicely, unless you're putting on an act. >> it's all an act, willie. >> mandy first showed that acting promise in 2001 with a breakout role in "the princess diaries." the next year, she starred in "a walk to remember." in the decade or so that followed, mandy continued to act in movies and on television. but the offers slowed and she wondered about her career. during that time, moore met and married musician ryan adams, but after nearly six years of marriage, the pair split. >> i was personally in a bad spot. i was in the middle of, like, a divorce. professionally i just couldn't get the ball rolling. i didn't really know what to do. i was like, well, maybe i should go back to music, but i don't know how to get that started again. i was like maybe i'll go back to
school. i really felt lost. >> was there ever a moment where you said maybe acting is over for me, i'm not going to act anymore? >> i thought that. i absolutely thought that many times. >> then comes this bolt of lightning. >> a surprise every time. i still sit here and like, i'm not going to get emotional. think about my life even a year ago and it is so unbelievable different to think where life has shifted 180 degrees is -- i feel so much more present and aware and grateful for this moment in my life. >> another reason for that gratitude, mandy has found love again. she is recently engaged to musician taylor goldsmith. >> what does it mean to have found taylor and have this guy in your life? >> oh, my gosh. i feel like the luckiest girl in the whole world. >> you said the combination of getting married and playing a mother on the show has opened your mind to you want to be a
mom in real life. you're ready for that? >> i've always wanted to be a mom. think i was waiting for the right time and the right person for that to coincide. i definitely think that's the next chapter for me sooner rather than later. got to figure it out with the show and how i can time it out directly. >> 22 and 66, i think they can figure out pregnancy. >> they can alter my body. i can hold a lot of bags. >> we've got a lot to look forward with you. babies, marriage, the show. >> the show. >> another season, it's all happening for you. >> it's all happening. >> mandy told me she may soon start making music again and would like to collaborate with her musician husband-to-be who is a lead singer of the ban dod. they met on instagram when mandy posted a picture of the band's album cover. "this is us" airs tuesday nights 9:00/8:00 central here on nbc. mandy tells us about the group
text chain she keeps and what characters on the show she relates to most. those web extras are at today.com/sunday. a sunday sit-down in nashville with kelly clarkson. always made the album she wanted to make after a post-"american idol" ride that wasn't always as smooth as it looks. dylan is back now with another look of the weather. >> we are going to see that storm make its way through new england today. it is going to produce strong winds. still on monday across new england, cooler temperatures into the middle of the country. 40s and 50s. by the middle of the week, though, those showers will start to move the east. still saying on the cooler side. mountain snow in the northern we have been expecting a cooldown. it is here. waking up to 50s and 40s. santa rosa, 49 degrees. oakland, 54. hayward, 55. san jose, 57 degrees.
the coastline, expect to see more patchy fog throughout the early morning hours. san francisco's temperature trend climbing to the upper 50s, lower 60s with partly cloudy skies through the afternoon. san jose, expect to climb into the 60s and lower 70s. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. next on "sunday today," the town of the future. just outside the reach of big urban sprawl that may change the way we look at our communities. that's next. enamel is the strong, white, outer layer of your tooth surface. the thing that's really important to dentists is to make sure that that enamel stays strong and resilient for a lifetime the more that we can strengthen and re-harden that tooth surface, the whiter their patients' teeth are going to be. dentists are going to really want to recommend pronamel strong and bright. it helps to strengthen and re-harden the enamel. it also has stain lifting action. it's going to give their patients the protection that they need and the whiter teeth that they want.
♪ even as you sit at home this morning in a traditionally urban and suburban neighborhood, people are dreaming up a different way of living. their vision is of traffic free cities full of green space, where the only cars are the self-driving fleet carrying us from place to place. we're not there yet, of course, but there is at least one town outside atlanta whose designers
and residents are giving us a peek into the communities of the future. dylan paid a visit for our sunday spotlight. >> reporter: impossibly pristine pastures, obscenely scenic neighborhoods, friendly folks that smile and wave. it may sound like the trueman show. >> morning. >> in case i don't see you, good afternoon, good evening, good knight. >> reporter: but it's real. welcome to serenbe. a planned community with modern homes nestless into perennial forests. everything is designed to connect the 700 residents with nature and each other. founder steve nigren and his daughter garney are surprised by the impression that is too good to be true. i didn't know what to expect since i'm being honest. is this some sort of la la land, what is this place? >> what amazes me is many people have the same reaction. is this real? how could you do this?
how sad it is that this has become unusual. >> reporter: serende with its 300 homes and 30 businesses is an experiment in new urbanism, a new model for development blending conservation with urban convenience. where did this whole idea come from? >> this is a reaction to urban sprawl, actually. >> reporter: this exists on the outskirts of atlanta. >> we were on a run in early 2000. as we came over the small hill there was a bulldozer clearing the forest next to us. he said, we've been hired to clear the trees. i guess they're putting houses here. that's what always happens. >> reporter: so steve set out on a mission. >> this is the bulldozer moment. >> reporter: you saw your life changing here if you didn't do something about it? >> exactly. this is part of our 700 acres of green space. when my grandchildren are living here 100 years from now, this
will be here. >> reporter: this became an ambitious effort to develop differently. >> there was no perceptions that we would be doing something in the woods that would become a model for how we can disrupt the way we build places. >> reporter: by replacing private yards with shared forests and clustering homes together. this disturbs more than 60% less land than conventional development while providing 25% more homes. >> reporter: i haven't seen a single car. i haven't been on blacktop. i've been hearing the sounds of nature and all of a sudden we're up against some homes. the winding paths reveal its unique design. now we're back in civilization. >> yeah, civilization and headed to get a cup of coffee. often we think we have to choose living in the middle of the country or living in the middle of the city, so important to us that you can have a little bit of both. >> right. >> cheers. >> cheers. >> reporter: cappuccino and yoga classes are a stone's throw from
hay rides and a 25 acre farm. >> we need to be closer to the food and who's growing it. >> reporter: the landscape is enticing. >> 70% of what we planted is edible. >> reporter: and the scenery transported. >> i feel like i'm in a german courtyard of some kind. but in the end the purpose is the people. >> i have described before to friends that in our former life we were more human doings where it was do, do, do, go, go, go, in the car. here we are human beings. >> walking in the woods and getting lost in the woods that i haven't done since i was a little girl. we didn't know what we were missing because there wasn't anything like this. >> reporter: the nigrens hope there will be more places like this, that serende will inspire others. >> our hope is that the way we're living here is the way everybody can live everywhere and it just takes a little bit
of thought and intention. many morse i walk out our front door and i look at this village in the woods and i think, i was crazy. how could i have ever possibly imagined that we could pull this off? and here we are. >> when are you moving down? >> i'm obsessed with this place. there isn't another serende planned but they're hoping that they've proven this is a viable model they can teach people how to build like this. >> i loved it. >> coming up next on "sunday today." >> it's the ability to lift yourself up above the earth's surface, break the bonds of gravity and kiss the sky. >> we'll go out for a sunday wind walk. well, she will anyway. one of the last of a dieing breed of dare devils. and a life well lived. the piano virtue oso. he laid the foundation of the
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more than 150 miles an hour for sport? in our sunday closer nbc's stephanie gosk visits a wind walking daredevil to find out. >> reporter: no matter how many times you fly, there's still magic in that moment when the wheels lift up and the plane pulls into the sky. >> it's the ability to lift yourself up above the earth's surface, break the bones of gravity and kiss the sky. i mean, how can you say no to that? >> reporter: it's what carol pilon does next that most of us would have no problem saying no to. pilon is a wind walker, an in air performer who isn't content just being along for the ride, she needs to get out. >> i've never been passionate about anything like this. i have never loved anything as intensely as i love this. >> reporter: is it the risk?
>> no. >> reporter: is it the artistry? >> no. it's the freedom. >> reporter: wind walkers like the air shows that showcase their daredevil skills are from a bygone era era. >> powers up before going on a joyride. >> reporter: air ri ent stunt men started performing in the 1920s. wind walkers took those death defying fetes a few steps further using old fighter planes. pilan's plane is a 1940 boeing steelman. >> i don't see what the big deal is. this is a piece of cake. >> it is a piece of cake. >> anybody can to it. >> anybody can do it. >> reporter: all jokes aside, what she does on that plane is incredible. how fierce are the winds on you when you're flying? >> from 0 to 150 miles an hour which is the equivalent of a
category 5 airplane her pilot flew with the air force. >> how often did the people get out and fly on the wings? >> almost never. she tells me what she wants to see and feel and do precisely. i mean, every step of the way, and i do that. >> reporter: the most dangerous moment is getting out on the wing. pilon is cabled in, but the holds are key. >> the last thing you want to see as a wing walker is that because that's the last thing you see. >> reporter: accidents are catastrophic and everyone in the air show industry has lost someone. how many people in your inner circle have died doing this. >> 30 to 50. >> reporter: even during the
most hair raising stunts. her biggest fear, actually, is running out of money on the ground. economically speaking -- >> oh, my god. it's the worst. >> reporter: how close are you to this choel thing blowing up? >> oh, well, any day. >> reporter: the air shows don't pay much. the audiences just don't show up anymore and there are only about 20 active wing walkers around the world. but to keep her team flying, pilon works at her family's store back home at a rural town back in quebec outside of her father. >> it's only because they own the business that i can up and leave for two months out of the season. >> reporter: with feet firmly on the ground most of the year, she stocks shelves and sweeps floor, all of this to keep the dieing art of wing walking alive. you want it to survive? >> oh, god, with every fiber of my being. it is about humanity going out and challenging itself against the elements, and you find a
piece of yourself when you do that. i am all for challenging everything out there. i am all about living every minute that i can while i have life. >> reporter: for "sunday today," stephanie gosk, cushing, oklahoma. >> that is cool. stephanie, thank you very much. this week we highlight another life well lived. ♪ i found my thrill >> the great fats domino singing "blueberry hill" on "the "ed sullivan show."" fats sold more than 65 million singles and recorded 23 million records in the 1950s and 1960s. only elvis press pley was a big seller. hits like "ain't it a shame" and "blue monday" came from his roots. in fact, at a press conference 1969 a reporter referred to elvis as the king of rock and roll. elvis pointed across the room to
fats domino and said, no, there's the real king of rock and roll. the beatles called fats one of their greatest influences as well. domino was born the youngest of eight children in the ninth ward. he dropped out of school in the fourth grade to work and to play the piano. in 2005 fats rode out hurricane katrina in his ninth ward home. he changed music by bringing the sound of new orleans to his home died this week in harvey, louisiana. he was 89 ♪
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south korea, china, vietnam and the philippines. much of the focus, of course, will be on containing north korea and the president could meet with vladimir putin on the sidelines of an economic conference during the trip. on wednesday the united states olympic committee will mark 100 days until the pyeongchang winter games in south korea with a game that starts. it's scheduled for february 9th. >> 2018. >> we'll both be there. >> looking forward to it. it's my first olympics. >> it's a blast. lindsey vonn, mckayla shiv front. >> thank you very much. thank you for spending part of your morning with us. we'll see you right back here next week take a live look outside --
bay bridge -- from embarcedaro sf it's 7:00. that's the bay bridge from our cameras in san francisco. just a little bit of fog is at the top of the bridge there. thanks for waking up with us this sunday morning, i'm vicky nguyen with vianey arana. look at the microclimate forecast. things have taken a cooldown. >> they have, in a good way. >> it's like fall. >> we want to feel that way, bring out the hot chocolate and that good stuff. we will see the return of fog but not like yesterday morning. yesterday was bad in spots. an overall cloudy day? san francisco. mostly cloudy skies. the temperatures are on t