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. we are not used to big earthquakes like that. >> our nation is stronger than ever. >> i feel grateful and blessed. good morning, welcome to "sunday today" on this july 7th, i am willie geist, i hope you enjoyed a good long weekend. if you lived in california, it would have been an eventful weekend. the state covers with thousands of after good morning, welcome to "sunday
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today" on this july 7th, i am willie geist, i hope you enjoyed a good long weekend. if you lived in california, it would have been an eventful weekend. the state covers with thousands of after shocks. we are live from the epicenter to assess the damage and the potential for something bigger just hours from now, the u.s. national soccer team takes on netherlands with the world cup finals team usa is ready to finish the job and bring home the cup later the debut of "seinfield," we revisit jerry seinfield later the later the debut of "seinfield," we revisit jerry seinfield talking about his long career as a stand up and the moment only recently when he realize the impact of his iconic show. >> i thought that's what you are doing for people. they can't see that but you can reach them through tv and it talking about his long career as a stand up and the moment only recently when he
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realize the impact of his iconic show >> i thought that's what you are doing for people they can't see that but you can with california with after shocks reach them through tv and it made me realized it was really worth it to make that tv show because i never would have gotten in that room. a sit down with jerry seinfield and a night well-lived later in the show let's begin this morning with california with after shocks continuing over night molly has been in california for us good morning >> reporter: willie, good morning. we came to this house after the 7.1 hit. it was up in flames and now completely burned out. the owner survived but she lost everything >> reporter: residence in ridge crest assess the damage. many rattles on edge as the after shocks keep oncoming >> we tried to get close to the table and we know to go duck under. >> reporter: many homes remain
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unlivable as business owners attempt to clean up. >> reporter: the shake up causing a huge mess grocery stores tossing merchandise from shelves. >> we feel at least 10 or 11 after shocks each one is scary because you don't know if it is going to be an earthquake. >> this thing may put me out of business >> reporter: he's making the best out of this difficult time. business is busier than usual. this local pizza shop had a line on saturday. crews working around the clockit repairing roads split apart by friday's massive tremors >> we can check all the infrastructure of the building and making sure it is safe for citizens >> reporter: fears for so many
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in the area. >> my 3-year-old does not know any time he feels a movement or a loud noise, he'll come and run and grab me really close and won't let go >> reporter: that mother of three tells us she's sleeping outside with her three kids to keep them safe the after shocks just keeps coming we were woken up last night by 4.5. the usgs said there has been 3,000 after shocks >> molly hunter in california for us thank you, molly hunter in cali for us. thank you, we are hours away from the finals of the women's world cup, the u.s. women's national team megan rapinoe is expected to be back for the line up line up. she's been makeing kelly cobiella looks like you
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are in the middle of a frenzy. >> reporter: i am. the americans warming up their vocal cords for today. the team is battling hard and still hungry the u.s. women's soccer team is just one win away from an unbelievable fourth unbelievable fourth world cup trophy they're taking on the netherlandsto fight the under dog. >> i am like a kid in a candy store. this is the best stage i can feel already and more anxious and more nervous than any other games. >> reporter: the favorites to win it all since that first
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record breaking 13 goals game against thailand and pushing through against three dangerous european power houses. scoring in the first 12 minutes of every game. thousands of families and fans cheering them on their own celebration have drone criticism. >> i feel there is some sort of double standard. >> reporter: megan rapinoe got president trump's attention for her silent her silent national anthem protest and this >> no, not going to the white house. >> reporter: she scores only four goals in two games. after missing the semifinals against england, she says she f u.s. and the dutch brings the numbers and the noise. today they'll try to feels ready to pla when it comes to fans, both the u.s. and the dutch brings the numbers and the noise. today they'll try to out shout each other in a sold-out stadium. >> anything can happen it is the best team i think. >> in the finals, anything can happening can
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happen. >> we grew up loving them and following them on through. >> reporter: both teams dreaming of one more win. >> these girls are our heroes. we grew up loving them and following them on through. >> reporter: both teams dreaming of one more win. they'll be the only women teamt. as you can tell it is already a party here if they win tonight, the will be the only tem to hold four world cups as you can tell it is already a party here the confetti is flying >> you may say it is a party in the usa. miley cyrus is in the building kelly, have fun today. jeffery epstein whose friends over the years have included former president bill clinton and donald trump is behind bars this morning he was arrested involving sex trafficking involving minors dated back to 20 years he was a sex predator, and allowed to plea guilty in a secret deal that outraged many people epstein was sentenced to 13 months in a county jail even
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though he could receive lifeent months in a county jail even though he could receive life sentences the. he's appea sentences had he been convicted in the federal case. he's appearing in court tomorrow turning now to our moderator, chuck todd and hallie jackson. she joins me here in new york. chuck and hallie, good morning to you both. on saturday, former vice president joe biden out in the campaigns with his poll numbers slipping regrets comment he said he regrets comments he made working with segregation back when he was the senator back when he was a young senator himself. >> was i wrong a few weeks ago to somehow give the impression of people who i praised those men who i successfully opposed time and again yes, i was i regret it.
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i am sorry for any pain or misconception i may have caused anybody. >> chuck, that was notable yesterday. biden not one to apologize quickly and offensive after a couple of weeks ago of these why did he do it >> look where he did it. he did it in south carolina. he did it because he's concerned the most important constituent group, he wants to make sure he's not going to lose them. i think this is a campaign that was worried the week's long debate with kamala harris over bussing was having an impact and they want to shut it down. i feel like joe biden made it clear that he wants to change president and he's going to wrap himself in the phrase his name the rest of the campaign to barack obama's vice president and he's going to wrap himself in the phrase barack obama's vice president >> it was in every sentence.
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the debate with kamala harris came directly on question of race, biden is down double digits and kamala harris is up double digits. kamala harris is working to capitalize on itit. she she's sharpening her she's sharpening her message as it relates to donald trump she now is on the trail calling him a predator living in the white house. that's different language than we heard from her. i am not sure if the president has a good handle yet on how to go after her you see her going after biden and sanders, and it remains to be seen how and where he'll take it to kamala harris. >> interesting she's the candidate that president trump has not gone through. >> chuck, let's take a look at iran
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through. >> chuck, let's take a look at iran. iran nuclear deal, what rouhani is sending to president trump? >> it is interesting they're being public of what they a what message is rouhani sending to president trump >> it is interesting they're being public of what they are doing. they are staying in constant contact with the europeans on this emanuel macron, serving almosti like the queen if you will between iran. like the between if you will between iran it is almost an advertisement, hey, we are enriching more uranium but we love to have a deal i think this is the iranians saying they still want to talk the question is on whose terms >> we'll see if president trump is willing to talk >> hallie and chuck, thank you chuck, we'll look for more on "meet the press. we'll
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stevie wonder made a surprise announcement about his health. he told fans, he'll have a kidney transplant in september. health last night during a concert in england he told fans, he'll have a kidney transplant in september >> it is all good, i have a donor. >> wonder plans to do three more shows before taking the hiatus he it's going to be cooler, a live look in san francisco. check out our daytime highs in the south bay, 76 degrees for san jose, los gatos 78. in through the east bay our warmest temperature also be in concord. we're only talking about low 80s. oakland only topping out in the upper 60s. expect to see cooler temperatures prevail through monday into tuesday, before we see changes by the end of the work wyc. week.
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straight ahead, the highs and lows of the week, including wimbledon. the 15 years old who may overnight start at wimbledon in the 15-year-old who may only need one name, coco. one notable case and in flexible television pose. our two-part sunday's sit-down with jerry seinfield a show that almost died before it ever saw the light of day did you ever think about what your life would have been like if it had been dead? >> i guess it would have been okay but not as good >> it is all coming up on "sunday today." our photo of the week, the hornets, united states blue angels roaring during the 4th of july celebration this week
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halie jackson is back with the highs and lows of week. our first high on this 4th of july goes to an up start american taking the british by surprise. she's young and scrappy and hungry. you would never heard tr namehe coco golf. she's 15-year-old from atlanta who qualified from wimbledon and stunned one of her heroes, venus williams on monday with a straight set. her proud parents cheering from the grand stand. her perspective, venus already
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won four of her grand slam titles by the time coco was born in 2004. >> she says congratulations and good luck and she was super proud of me. she said thank you for everything she's done for her sister and heroes for me and many other girls out there. >> that moment six days ago on one of the biggest stage in sports announcing coco's arrival. she kept on winning. another straight set win in the second round, a come back, three-set battle in the victory in the third round. the crowd cheering for her loudly and cheering her name. she plays tomorrow against romania. the winner earns its spot in the wimbledon's quarter finals. she had to play a bunch of matches to qualify to get into it.
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>> this is one where you don't follow tennis and you are not big into it. it feels like everybody is rooting for her. this match tomorrow is a hard one. she knows this country is on her side. >> it was funny listening to serena and others go we knew about coco. >> she can play serena. >> yes in the finals. >> our first low. let's take it out to court 15 where the mix double team were getting some r&r between game when the sprinkler system decides to cool them off. looks like the crowd had been e verted. she's just one man. the water found its way spraying the players again and soaking the course. they moved to another course. ever been in that situation? >> i feel like they need music
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to that. >> it is. it seems like a scene from "benny hill." >> our next high, the heights of the ground house kick required to pull off the latest viral challenge which i was roped in this week. it is called the bottle cap challenge. maybe you have seen it online. you unscrew the cap of the bottle slightly and execute a twisting kick rushing the cap to make a spin off without breaking the bottle. musicians, john mayer pulling trick nicely here and followed by action movie star showing a big beautiful sweep of the leg in slow motion. there is no point to this. it just looks cool. there i was co-hosting with the
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"today" show with genna bush. the team thought i should give it a try for some reason. here is my first attempt no rehearsal on live television. >> here we go. >> they are a little snug. >> ready? >> oh! >> no special effect there. >> was this a set up situation? is that just really you? >> i never heard of the bottle cap challenge when i sat down in that meeting. i just tried it. first time, no rehearsal and i did a quick hammy stretch and nailed it. >> you have to wear loser pants though. >> genna was concerned. >> our final low goes for patience where people taking a lot of space on the train. sitting down to a full meal of
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buffalo wings on the ride home or this is a new one. playing a spirit game of ping-pong. this video was captured and posted. i don't have a lot of information for. two people setting up a ping-pong table and starting a rally on the subway. it is pretty good. >> as always the best part of the subway, the new york commuters barely battle an eye. i have so many questions about how they got the table in and everything. >> the way they can do it on a moving platform. >> the people that don't live in new york and look at that video, oh, that's charming and people living in new york, oh get off my train. >> when they're taking up all that stage. not amuse. coming up, a sit-down with jerry sieinfield that made him n icon. icon. >> we c at♪
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and good sunday morning to you. a live look outside for us, here we are, good morning to you. thanks for starting your morning with us. i'm marcus washington in for kira klapper. vianey has a look at the forecast, yesterday was nice, i was in the east bay and south bay, i enjoyed it. >> yes and it was warm, but today temperature also drop by as much as ten degrees in some spots, so get ready for that. it's also going to be a little breezy along the coastline. look at san francisco right now, 10-mile-per-hour winds, not too gusty but overnight we did have gusty conditions in the east bay, and the altamont pass as well. look at your microclimate highs for today, we're talking only 70s. san jose will top out at 76
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degrees. east san jose 78. here is a look at your east bay temperature, oakland 68 degrees. it might be a little cooler, we're definitely below seasonable, if you're anywhy near the peninsula or headed into the city, expect to take a sweater. it's going to be a little chilly out there today. pair the cooler temperatures with wind and you get a windchill factor. santa rosa 79 degrees for today, and then once we get past the cooler side we'll warm up again and i'll go over that coming up. >> thanks so much. turning to other news this morning, police arrested two teens in connection with the dramatic mall shooting in san bruno earlier this week. a third suspect and adult is still on the run. police say he is you see right here 18-year-old deandre gant of san francisco. this shows two young men circled in the video shooting at each other on the second floor, near
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a crowded food court. you can also see panicked shoppers running for cover. police say a 12-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were shot. >> this type of behavior is not something that we're going to tolerate here in san bruno, and nor should it be tolerated anywhere. it's disheartening. >> police say the two young victims are expected to survive. officers arrested a man they say took a fire truck on a joy ride from oakland to vacaville. investigators say this all started just before 11:00 yesterday. that truck was stolen from station 23 on foothill boulevard in oakland. police rolled out the spike strips once the suspect got closer to vacaville. police say that suspect got off i-80 and went into a parking lot, where he hit a parked car. fortunately, no one was hurt. in that case. the search is on for two men who robbed a gilroy jewelry store. it happened at around 10:30 yesterday morning on east tenth street. police say the two men with guns
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robbed the store and got away before police arrived. you can see the two suspects in the photos there. coming up here on "today in the bay," we'll take you to southern california, where that damage is still being assessed, after that 7.1 earthquake on friday. plus what governor newsom says about earthquake warnings and how soon you get them on your phone. plus all of your top stories and vianey has a look at the forecast, coming up at 7:00. right now we'll send you back to "sunday today" with willie geist.
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just let it finish, you can't over dry it. >> why not? >> same as thank you can't over wet. >> if you want something that's wet, it is wet. same thing with death. once you die, you are dead, right? let's say you drop dead and i shoot you, you are not going to die again, you are already dead. you can't over die or over dry. >> a scene from the very first episode of "seinfield" which airs 30 years ago this week on july 5th, 1989. the show fell flat with audiences but it was rescued by an nbc executive who saw
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potential in a show about nothing. nine seasons later, seinfield went off the air as one of the most popular and influential shows in the history of television. an audience of 76 million people said good-bye to jerry, elaine and george and cramer when the series finale aired in 1998. now 65, jerry seinfield still spends his day studying the absurdity of our lives and transferring them to comedy. jerry and i got together for a sunday sit-down at new york's beacon theater where he has a standing gig. >> i don't like anything where people go whoa.
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>> you have done the residency before and coming back to do it again. what brings you back here again and again? >> it is the baseball glove that you can't beat it, you know? you have a few gloves in you were life but it is that one that's just the perfect fit and the sound when the ball hits the glove and that's your glove. >> what do you do to prepare for residency difference than one off stand-up gig. is there something that you do differently? >> i just feel different. i know who i am talking to, i am talking to new yorkers when i am talking about how annoying is it to be recommended restaurants by people and how they push you, you have to go to this restaurant. >> right. >> it is like okay, you know, the street cleaners or what is
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that guy doing? they're cleaning. are they really cleaning the street? >> just kind of moving the trash around from where i can tell spinning it. >> with the trail of water. they just laugh in there. watch out. we are cleaning up. >> you are driving or walking down broadway, you see the street sweepers. you have that instinct that there is something weird about that sweeper, and you said that's stupid. what do y do? you go write it down? >> i like to play with it on the pad. >> the yellow pad. >> i find that to be. that's my steam room, you know? i like to just think about well, what's funny about it? most of us do not do that. in my experience talking to them. they like to walk it out on stage. i like to have architecture and play with it on stage. here is the other big secrets of
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comedy. the audience writes most of it. you kind of give them what you think is funny and they grade your work. second to second. >> we are talking about where you test drive your materials. you talk about your audience at home being brutal because their kids are funny. i know your wife is funny. did you test drive some of that around the apartment material wise? >> sometimes i do. sometimes. >> they are so brutal that i have to say do you think this is funny. if i just do it like with normal people you will just kind of drop in the conversation to see if they'll get anything. >> right. >> with my family, you got to announce, i like to try a joke out. if i don't, you are liable to get which is far worse, it is bad enough that we don't last. they'll go you feel funny now?
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it is just a gut punch. they'll gut you. >> i am born in brooklyn, that's my home and my parents moved out to by the mall. >> did you remember the first funny thing somebody told you? >> sure. >> i thought they were just as funny. the first time i got up in a little club in midtown manhattan at a golden lion hub, they laughed. i never thought i can make a non-friend laugh. >> right, no turning back from there. >> how old were you? >> 20. >> how old were you that night? >> 26. >> left turn oh. >> did you like that one, a little personal touch.
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left turn -- oh, okay. >> how big was that night for isn't it true. >> well, i started the other night, the golden lion and performing in the white house for the president and paul mccartney. performing. >> mr. president, first lady, and paul mccartney and other people. >> those were the nights. >> thesis were tose were the th. >> you faked with me? >> yes. >> no. >> i faked it. >> the whole production it was all a fake. >> not bad, huh? >> i interviewed julia for the show and she was laughing as i read back to her that famous nbc research note. did you still have that framing in your bathroom some where? >> no segment of the audience
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expressed an interest in seeing the show again. >> how did you get through that? how did you power over that? >> i figured it was over at that point. >> here is the funny part of the story to me, the reason i got the series is my manager george shapiro wrote a note to nbc and it was one sentence, call me a crazy guy but i think some day jerry seinfield is going to be a series on nbc. when he wrote that note, it was 1988. i had been on "the tonight show" for seven years, three times a year destroying for seven years, making these people laugh. and george still has to say to nbc i know this sounds crazy. what was was so crazy about the idea? that was network television in the '80s.
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there was no competition, it was the only game in town. >> did you ever think what your life had been if it was dead? >> i guess it would have been okay. it is great to be able to make that and contribute that. my wife and i took the kids to do meals on wheels. >> you go around to give food for people -- >> yes, every room we went in, it was you know an older person or sick or frail person and every one of these rooms, there is a tv on. i thought oh, that's what you are doing for people. that tv, they're not goin going -- they kacan't see that t you can reach them through tv. it made me realize oh, that was really worth it to make that tv focus. i never would have gotten in that room. >> wow. >> it was really powerful.
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>> we'll have much more of my conversation it's a little cool and cloudy sfra san francisco. wind speeds 9 miles per hour. today's temperature cooler than yesterday. temperatures topping out only in the 70s in los gatos. 78 degrees. 79 degrees at morgan hill. through the tri-valley and the east bay also expect to see significant cooling. oakland will hit a high of 58 degrees along the peninsula, breezy conditions will continue through the afternoon. san francisco mid-60s. next on "sunday today ", part two with our sit-down with jerry seinfield. jerry seinfield. his take on the outrage whooo! want to take your next vacation to new heights?
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>> look at jerry seinfield throwing out the first pick before his beloved mets playing on new york on friday. he's slinging a dart right down the middle. this week marks the 30th anniversary of the debut of "seinfield," the show tv guide named the best of tv television. you have undoubtedly seen it in reruns over the last 20 years. jerry has continued with his first love, stand up comedy at new york's beacon theater where he and i got together a few months back. >> jerry seinfield! [ applause ] >> one of those things i have been impressed about you is how professional comedian you are. you got a suit on. you walk out on stage like a presidential candidate like going into a rally. you know what i mean? as a fan, as somebody following
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you, he's taking his job seriously. >> i am fortunate to have this profession. i want to look like my heroes from the '60s and old george colin and helen king. i love those guys. i want to be those guys. >> if a guy walking down tp street holding a big bow kuquet flowers, he's the star. no other guys want to be on the street with that guy. >> i feel it is harder to do what you do. >> may be. the audience feel it is not raw enough. can you get the same laughs as other guys get without doing that? when you hear a curse word in the last line of the bit, that's when you know. >> that's the cop out. >> well -- it is okay. it is fine. >> right.
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as comedians we know. >> so we are talking about modern comedy and what it is like to do comedy in this age where people are perpetually o fe offended for things, your response has been it is not real, it is a joke. is it harder for you or do you get to do what you have always done. >> i don't really have much problems with it. i feel a lot of people having problems with it. and you remember the bit in one of my episodes where cranston converted to judaism. >> which reminds me, did you hear the one about the daughter? >> i go into confession and e toll the priest.
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>> this offends you as a jewish person? >> no, it offends me because i am a comedian. >> why not that joke in ma? make it for a joke that's worth it. >> right. >> you still get that rush when you come out here and the crowd laughs? >> i don't hear the applause when i come out. i have no interest in that. >> really? >> no. that's for the past. >> right. they're saying we like what you have done in the past. it is not what tonight is about. >> interesting. >> tonight is about tonight. we got to make it happen tonight. i want you to go home tonight and thought we saw a great show. that's what i want. and they always do. you can catch jerry at the
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beacon theater in new york this fall and the new season this show. "comedian and cars" hitting netflix. don't forget to subscribe to hear the entire unedited interview with jerry seinfield. you can find it on apple broadcast or where ever you get yours. >> next week, a sit-down with awkwafina, we'll talk about her big role in "crazy rich asians" and "ocean's eight" and her music and we'll get the story behind that name. awkwafina, next week on "sunday today." coming up, we'll answer your questions using the #sundaytoday and we'll get through as many as we can when we read our sunday mails. >> a group of veterans with
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there is never a bad time to honor our military veterans who raised their hands in the country's darkest hour to fight for the rest of us. 4th of july feels like a particularly good time. many of those elite men and women returned home from war with injuries, some we can see and others only they can feel. in our sunday's closer, joe fryer finds one group of vets finding peace in the waves. >> reporter: the ocean is never sti still, waves created by energy. >> when you are out there, nothing matters. it is just you and the waves. >> it is kind of addictive and you want that feeling again and again. kyle buckett likes that feeling.
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wounded disabled veteran like james. >> for me it is everything. >> reporter: he was shot during a rescue mission in africa. doctors amputated his right leg and he feared he would never surf again. >> everything is hanging by a thread, i used to play -- james found a new way and using his board as a way to surf. >> when you see that, what goes through your body? >> i am excited. >> the entire package complete with board and accessories costs around $2,500. veterans don't pay a dime. so far one more wave has helped more than 200 servicemen and women. officer garnett feels many of their calls --
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>> when people hear about you. what's their reaction? >> they think they don't deserve it or somebody that deservers it more. >> 65% vets, you can't see their injuries or stresses. >> this never stops. nbc news first met kelly eight years ago in afghanistan where she treated dozens of trauma pay she want patients. >> since then she struggles with ptsd. >> is there apart of you wonder is there anything that will make you feel better? >> there was. that's why i feel this. >> there is nothing better in if world than what you are doing right now. >> all the emotional stress and
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financial stress. the best thing of being in the ocean, you can't get it taken away from you. he's been waiting for his big new board. >> get over here big guy. >> oh. all thanks to a group that making sure veterans keep catching one more wave. >> "sunday today," joe fryer, san diego. >> thank you to those men and women for all that they given to our country. we highlight another life well-lived. we pause for the 4th of july for fireworks and barbecue to consider what the country means to us. for immigrants sailing past the statue of liberty, a better life for children. one couple from san marco, it meant their son will grow up to
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be the influential american of our country. >> lee iacocca. dad worked hard to send lee to college. after graduation, iacocca was hired by ford. in 1964, he was vice president of ford division when he launched an american icon with the mustang. it was so popular, iacocca appeared on "the time" and news week. he was named president of the ford motor company. eight years later, he was fired in a personal clash with henry ford's grandson. iacocca moved onto a new challenge taking on chrysler. he negotiated and the launch of
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the k-cars and minivan, he led an astounding turn around. >> if you can find a better car, buy it. >> iacocca was encouraged to run for president for 1988 though he did not. in an effort that brought full circle of his family's american story. he shares half a billion dollars to save the ellis island where his parents first arrived. an american giant died on tuesday at home in bellaire, california. he was 94 years old. lee iacocca. what patients don't realize is what they eat and drink is likely acidic
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all right, halie jackson is back to help me look through our mails. >> it comes from nicole in st. louis. do you salt your watermelon? >> the controversy is not about whether you salt your watermelon. the controversy is you are not an american and you hate american. >> i don't hate watermelon. i don't hate it, i just consider it bitterless. >> you dive into the deep end or wave into the shallow end of the pool? >> a little bit of both. >> trying to have it both ways again. >> dive right into the deep end. we have more of your "sunday today" mug
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and good sunday morning to you. 7:00 for you right now, and a live look out at san jose city hall there, and somebody already walking on the streets. get home so you can watch "today in the bay." thanks for starting your morning here with us. i'm marcus washington in for kira klapper. vianey looking at that forecast for us yesterday. it was so nice for us. >> we're going to get a little sea breeze. you saw the flags in that shot of san jose waving a little bit. it's going to be noticeably cooler this afternoon. we do have a couple clouds rolling through right now in san jose, about 57 degrees. look at the wind speeds, about 9, 10 miles per hour at times, going a little bit further into the 15-mile-per-hour range but


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