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. i think it's time to stop the tweeting. >> thank you, new hampshire. >> we're definitely not safe on this ship. >> i'm really sorry about the choices we made. >> and the oscar goes to "parasite." good morning and welcome to "sunday today" on this february 16th. i'm in for wily geist. hundreds are getting off the cruise ship. only healthy people are allowed to get off the ship and once
they fly back to the u.s., they'll be quarantined for two weeks. it's a dramatic situation unfolding as we speak. we're live in japan and on the scene. later, a sunday sitdown with the always funny john mul achaney, how he knew at a very young age that show business is exactly what he wanted to do with his life. >> i say around age 4 i knew i wanted to be a nightclub entertainer. by 5, yeah, why would you not at age 4? because i wanted to be like ricky ricardo, he and "i love lucy" had gone off the air a solid 30 years before i was born. >> a sunday sitdown with john mulaney. harry smith goes for a ride of his life in ford's brand-new
mustang. in our sunday closer, my conversation with the cartoonist who is making her mark on the inside of the pages of "the new yorker" and why her illustrations also making history. plus another life well lived later in the show. let's begin this morning with that breaking news. the americans stuck aboard that cruise ship in japan filled with coronavirus victims being allowed to get off today, but only if they're healthy. nbc's janice muar janis mackey there. >> reporter: hundreds of americans are being evacuated from this cruise ship headed for a flight to get them back to the u.s. this is the first time they've set foot on lands for weeks. they are relieved, they are anxious but their ordeal is far from over. this morning hundreds of americans are leaving the
"diamond princess" after days of quarantine on the cruise ship. now they can get off with a man who introduced themselves as an american doctor. all the americans on the board anxious to get off the cruise ship, now considered high risk for exposure to the coronavirus. today going by bus to an airport hangar, then a chartered flight back to the u.s. >> how do we know we're not going to catch it on the plane? >> well, there's no guarantees but you're not safer getting off this ship. i would not stay on this case. >> reporter: another 70 cases were confirmed on board today, bringing the total to 355 people infected. the evacuation plan similar to getting americans out of wuhan with cdc officials coordinating at every step. the passengers will be tested for the cry russ upon arrive at
in it the u.s. and spend another 14 days quarantined at a military base. that's why matthew smith and his wife are not getting on the flight. >> there's been no explanation of anything about the condition, what you'll have there, and so in some ways, on that part, it's the devil you know versus the devil you don't know. >> reporter: by staying they can't return to the u.s. until march 4th at the earliest, according to a letter from the u.s. embassy. for them it's time to go. >> our family is very happy with us coming back and they feel more comfortable. >> reporter: it isn't clear exactly what time this special flight is going to take off for the u.s. for the people who chose to stay, they'll remain in isolation on board the cruise ship until japanese authorities end the quarantine and only when they test negative for the virus will they be allowed to come off the cruise ship. coming home to the u.s. will
take a little longer. >> our hearts go out to anyone who has been affected. thank you so much for that report. meanwhile, a state of emergency is in effect in jackson, mississippi, this morning where rising waters are forcing homeowners to flee for their lives in what's being called historic and unprecedented flooding. nbc's blayne alexander is in jackson with the very latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. to give you an idea of how much this water has risen, 13 hours ago i was standing back there and there was no water but as you can see, much of these yards are under water. this is only the second time in the past 100 years or so that the water has ever gotten this high. that's why officials here want people to get out. this morning in jackson, mississippi, the water just keeps rising. >> water, i mean, water, just
water. >> yeah, yeah. >> it's unreal. >> reporter: with the area on track to see near historic flood levels today, the pearl river is already spilling into the streets and in some cases into homes with experts predicting it l will only get worse. >> you've been here for 14 years. the water has never come close to this house. >> not even this close. >> reporter: after days of heavy rain across the south, mississippi is under a state of emergency. more than a dozen boats are on stand by for water rescues. some 540 homes in mandatory evacuation zones. >> please heed these orders. take care of yourself and your loved ones. get out while you can. do not return until officials have determined that it is safe. >> reporter: at the red cross sherlt near downtown, latisha garrett knew she had to get out when she saw how fast the water was rising. >> when i walk out of my house and stand in the driveway and see the water, that right there
said, you need to go. >> reporter: many, like her, spent the weekend trying to salvage what they could. >> i really want to get my faith chair and my granddad's itar. you know, the really special stuff because i can't save it all at this pot. it's about to start seeping in. >> reporter: we're expecting to see the third worst flooding in the state's history for today. for the people who had to evacuate, it could be at least a week before they're able to get back into their homes. kristen? >> blayne, thank you. today is a big day for president trump. he's headed to daytona where he'll serve as grand marshal of the daytona 500, this after a week filled with drama where the president said he hasn't interfered with cases in front of the justice department but could if he wants to. chuck todd, nbc political director and moderator of the "meet the press." >> good morning. >> let's start with president
trump. he seems to emboldened in the wake of his acquittal. we saw him weigh in. and he was quoting ralph waldo emerson and he said, quote, when you strike at the king, you must kill him. chuck, what are the implications of all of this as the president heads into his re-election campaign? >> well, i think it's going to be -- you look at this and as -- in a normal political environment you would say, this seems to be -- he's sabotaging himself. if you think about where he was the week of the impeachment acquittal, the economy surging, another big day -- big week of wall street that week, he had the gallup. for the first time of getting him within a point of 50% approval, the democrats are in this knife fight right now for the democratic nomination, having in ideological fight. and a normal president would be, look at this and start reaching on you the to the middle, trying
to be above it all, but i think he's -- i think he's hurting himself. i think he has been his own worst enemy. i think this doesn't play well with the middle. the fact is most of these trump skeptic potential voters of his will all tell you, like the economy, don't like his behavior, and this last week we've seen the part of his behavior that turns the middle of the electorate off the most. >> and the middle will be so critical in this next election. and let's talk about the democratic race a little bit because the president seems to be focused on mayor michael bloomberg, a battle of the billionaires, if you will, chuck. and they're trading what some have called these school yard insults, the president even referring to him as mini mike. he already has a nickname. does this indicate to you that bloomberg is now who the president sees as his potential biggest rival? >> in my years now, both researching, spending time interviewing this president, before he was even a political
figure, this guy respects basically one thing -- wealth. he sometimes fears it. and he obviously craves it. so, michael bloomberg embodies everything that he thinks, wealth equals power and michael bloomberg is someone who is extraordinary wealthy and i think he does fear him. he does fear that money. he does fear that bank roll. one thing about this president is he's never subtle. he shows you what he fears. did he fear joe biden last year? he sure did. he was willing to put his presidency on the line to try to stop biden. let's see what he's willing to do to try to detail bloomberg. >> it will be interesting for sure. you and i were in new hampshire, of course, this past week where senator bernie sanders won, but mayor pete buttigieg has the delegate lead by a slim margin. where do things stands? what is the state of this democratic primary race. >> a muddled mess.
i think, you know, you have -- sanders abouts is the one that has locked down, i think, a sort of chunk of support. you know he's got this 25%, 28%. he's shown the ability to not expand this electorate. new hampshire was hoping for a bigger show of force. they didn't get it. buttigieg and klobuchar are about to run into the brick wall inform money. i think the scrutiny of michael bloomberg is going to test the democratic electorate and test some democratic constituency groups as they comment on women, different things he's said about policing. this is going to be a messy and uglier phase of this democratic primary. >> i think you're >> yeah, i think you're right. increased scrutiny on bloomberg. all eyes on biden to see if he can revive his campaign after that disappointing fifth place in new hampshire chuck todd, thank you.
>> thank you, kristen. >> we'll look for more this morning on "meet the press" when chuck is joined by democratic presidential candidate joe biden and senator amy klobuchar. a reminder, chuck will be one of the moderators of wednesday's debate hosted by nbc news and msnbc. see it right here starting at 9:00 p.m. eastern. heading overseas now the u.s. embassy in baghdad came under attack this morning when several rockets were fired landing near the embassy and a u.s. base inside the green zone. u.s. officials say there are no reports of any injuries. several bases have been targeted in recent weeks. it's believed the rockets are being launched from iran backed militia groups. and on this nba all-star weekend, a touching tribute for lakers great kobe bryant the nba commissioner announcing on saturday that the all-star mvp award would be permanently renamed the kobe bryant mvp award. bryant who was killed last month along with his 13-year-old
daughter gigi and seven others was selected to the all-star game for 18 times. all the players will be wearing special jerseys. how is this for some all-star action, derrick jones jr. won the slam dunk xetion, but not easily aaron gordon was a close second place a beautiful start over downtown san jose. a couple of clouds in the area but we'll remain dry through the remainder of the weekend as we head in toward the afternoon. expect to see some still slightly warm above seasonable temperatures. currently right now, 44 in san jose. 46 in oakland. 52 in san francisco and 50 degrees in palo alto. a closer look at your daytime highs. breezy winds this afternoon. temperatures reach mid-60s through inland areas.
and straight ahead, the highs and lows of the week including the warmest of welcomes for u.s. astronaut who hadn't seen her four legged best friend in nearly a year. we'll show you that and one of the most adorable things we have seen this week when a little girl busted out into full elsa after seeing her first snowfall. later in our sunday spotlight, ford goes electric. taking the iconic mustang in a whole new direction. >> oh, she takes the curve. >> like it's unreal. is that not phenomenal >> looking forward to that it's all coming up on "sunday today. as we head to break our photo of the week. two mice squabbling over a crumb in the london tube the photo taken by sam rowley just won the people's choice award for the wildlife photographer of the year he watched the mice for five full days just lying on the
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out-of-the-world reunion between a dog owner and her pup who had been apart almost an entire year. nasa astronaut christina cook came back to earth after spending 328 days at the international space station, breaking awe record for the longest single space flight by a woman, who is incredible in its own right. when she got back, she said it was really fun and exciting to interact with people again. this week she posted a truly incredible interaction with her dog, who was eagerly awaiting her return home to galveston, texas. take a look. >> hi. hi. hi. >> say hi. >> you can feel the love there, right? >> cook's fury friend is a rescue named sadie lue. not sure who was more excited. glad she remembered me after a year. >> a woman's best friend.
do you have a dog? >> i don't. >> i don't. can only imagine that type of unconditional love. >> i think we have to get dogs. i think that's the lesson. the first low goes to the latest internet craze that was quickly shut down by a bunch of scientists. on monday a twitter user posted this video of a broom standing straight up on its own. she claimed nasa said this could only happen on that specific day because of the earth's gravitational pull. the broom challenge quickly swept the internet with thousands of people sharing videos of their brooms balance be upright. eventually a nasa astronaut and a scientist stepped in to set the record straight on the f fatasia-like challenge. >> did you do the broomstick challenge yesterday? you can do it again today. >> it's just physics. >> apparently a broom's low center of gravity and wide bristles at the base help keep
it upright just about any day of the year and our own al roker proved it was a hoax live on the "today" show. i still think it's cool that you can do that, morgan. >> god bless al setting the record straight. my fiancee was, no, girl, you can only do it one day of the year. >> were you trying it out? >> yes. >> thank goodness for al. our next tie goes to a truly adorable moment in texas when a young girl's favorite movie scene came right to life before her own eyes. 2-year-old madeline is obsessed with "frozen" so when she saw snow for the first time during an unusual texas snowstorm, she insisted on going outside to channel queen elsa. ♪ let it go ♪ i don't care what they're going to say ♪
♪ >> adorable. that video has been viewed almost 50 million times since madeline's mom posted it on facebook. you can see why even the voice of elsa shared the video writing, yes, madeline! let's show you how well she knows the movie. ♪ be the girl you always have to be you can feel don't let them know ♪ ♪ well now they know >> she knows all the moves. >> she has her own choreography. >> she's ready for the big stage. >> she's a queen. >> exactly. >> our final low goes to one canine every year at the westminster dog show who can't
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obama: at a time when washington is divided in old ideological battles he shows us what can be achieved when we bring people together to seek pragmatic solutions. bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message. good sunday morning. it is 6:26. here is a live look outside over san jose. looks like a beautiful morning as the sun is just beginning to rise. a little breezy out there. thanks for beginning your morning with us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our forecast. yesterday was beautiful. >> it was. we'll have another nice day. winds will pick up heading into the afternoon but not as windy as the last wind event. sheer another look once look at downtown san jose. a couple of areas of cloud cover. our country temperatures as you head out of the door this morning in the 40s and 50s. there we go. san jose 44 degrees. santa cruz 42.
oakland 46. san francisco 52 degrees. and as you worry about your daytime highs, we will will still be comfortable but slightly cooler compared to yesterday. yesterday we saw upper 60s. even some low 70s and today we stick to the low to mid-60s into the interior valley. san jose 64. oakland 63, napa 65. and we're expecting the winds to pick up into monday but it is breezy today. wasn't as breezy yesterday. today we'll see the winds start to kick up. i'll talk about that and what you could expect and your seven-day outlook at 7:00 a.m. >> we'll see you at 7:00 for that. safety on b.a.r.t. as a high profile issue is getting renewed focus following a police shooting yesterday. it happened at the el cerrito del norte station. a passenger was watching an argument between a young man and woman aboard the train. just as they arrived at the station the caller told dispatchers from the young man had a gun. after a brief confrontation
between the suspect and the officers, shots ang out. >> officers got on to the platform, challenged that individual who then ran off the train, down the platform and on to our track way at which point a dwun was produced by suspect and officers ultimately shot. >> a gun was recovered at the scenement a young man who was shot was airlifted to a regional trauma center with life-threatening injury. this officer-involved shooting coming on the first weekend of the b.a.r.t. new safety plan with a team of ambassadors and the dedicated team of 12 officers riding trains and walking platforms. continuing coverage of the deadly coronavirus. hundreds of americans quarantined on a cruise ship at a port in japan are preparing to head to the bay area. a u.s. government plane is scheduled to fly many of them, including a woman from san francisco, to travis air force base outside of fairfield. the first plane is expected to land this evening. it will only
carry vaccy -- evacuees that are are symptom free. people will be housed there or flown to texas and they are will not come into contact with people already under quarantine at travis. if passengers from the cruise ship choose not to take the government plane, there is a warning. the u.s. state department said they won't be able to return to the u.s. for a, quote, period of time. coming up on "today in the bay," the rain cameras could catch a lot but are they catching criminals? an interesting story to report are there. all of your top stories and weather coming up at 7:00 a.m. right now back to "sunday today." just resources. mitchell: surging in two new polls out of nevada and south carolina. wallace: polling at double digits. king: up eleven points from october. that is dramatic. steyer: i'm saying we have a broken government. that's what's going on in washington, dc. it's been bought by corporations,
and my question to the american people is who do you think is going to change that? i'm tom steyer and i approve this message. now aeshg's hottest club is bush. it mrplace has everything. a stuck up kitten who won't sign autographs. >> you have to laugh. that's a classic moment from one of the most outrageous and beloved characters in the history of "saturday night live." bill hader played stefan and created him with an "snl" writing john mulaney. in two weeks he'll be back in studio 8-h to host "saturday
night live" for the third time in the last three seasons, since leaving "snl" as a writer in 2012. mulaney has become one of the most popular stand-up comedians in america selling out theaters with his biting observations. he won an emmy for his last netflix sxespecial and now he'st with another which is much typical of his act. willie got together with john here for a sunday sitdown. ♪ >> reporter: john mulaney has made his name standing alone on a stage with a microphone. >> i love to play venues where if the guy that built the venue could see me on the stage, he would be a little bit bummed about it. >> reporter: but in his latest project, the comedian is joined by some new friends. >> what's the town of the show? >> how do you mean? >> she means, is it ironic or do
you like doing a children's show? >> you thought a lot about that. that's a million dollar question. >> i cannot know what the show was nor could i explain to people. >> reporter: even on the eve of shooting it -- >> i actually think i knew but i couldn't arctticulate it, whichs just as bad. >> it's a volcano. >> reporter: he explained the idea well enough to convince netflix to sign on to "john new la mulaney and the sack lunch bunch" which draws inspiration from classic children's shows like s"sesame street" and "electric company" but gives a mulaney twist. >> i'm afraid of death. >> reporter: at its core it's about fear and anxiety and death, even death. >> yeah. >> reporter: it's about real stuff. >> which i don't have children, so i don't know how much they should hear about death in musical specials. >> reporter: the 37-year-old mulaney lives in new york with
his wife, anna, and their french bull dog, petunia. what about the kids' angle. why did you want to work with kids and young actors? >> i wanted to talk to them because i don't ever. i have some nieces and nephews. and so i hadn't spent a lot of time talking to them because i also don't visit my family enough. i go on holiday, but we're all in different rooms. >> reporter: mulaney was raced in chicago with his three siblings. his parents both are lawyers, but from a very young age, mulaney aspired to a life in show business. >> i'd say around age 4 i knew i wanted to be a nightclub entertainer. by 5 -- >> reporter: 4? >> yeah. why would you not at age 4? because i wanted to be like ricky ricardo, the husband on "i love lucy" which had gone off the air a solid 30 years previous. so i took drum lessons and congo
drum lessons. didn't work out. from age 5 i transitioned to wanting to be ricky ricardo i wanted to be a comedian that lived like ricky. >> reporter: mulaney joined the improv group and made his parents very nervous. >> they said, you can't be a nightclub entertainer. i said, i don't think you're listening. i'm going to be a nightclub entertainer. >> reporter: they didn't take it seriously? >> until i started performing. i couldn't read their faces. i hadn't murdered anyone and i gave up mombo. >> reporter: he started with an office job at comedy central where he pitched ideas and began honing his own stand-up. in 2008 he was called in for an audition on "saturday night live."
>> two days later i'm at an italian restaurant with my mother, who i dine with, and my cell phone rings and it was seth meyers. he said, he would like to hire you as a writer. that was so crazy to me because my dream since i was maybe 11 was to be like koencon conan o'. my mom knew that. and my mom turned to the waiter and said, my son just got hired as a writer on "saturday night live" and she said, that's how conan got its start. >> reporter: played by bill hader and based on a pair of real life characters. >> i met someone who promoted clubs. i bet he was a drug dealer. he would always say, they're going to have everything because it's that thing where there's like old men in wedding dresses and goats. >> loo furbies, screaming babies
in mozart wigs. >> reporter: bill lived near a coffee place he would go every day where the barista had a lot of the mannerisms of stefan. he would cover his face a lot of times with his hands and bill said, where do you live and he said, i live on the lower, lower, lower east side. >> reporter: by 2012 mulaney's reputation for meticulously written and delivered comedy earned him his first netflix stand-up special called "new in town". >> some of the things i was anxious about don't bother me at all anymore. like, i always thought that quicksand was going to be a much bigger problem than it turned out to be are . >> reporter: in 2018 mulaney earned an emmy during seven soldout nights at radio city
music hall including the state of the country. >> this guy being the president, it's like there's a horse loose in a hospital. i think eventually everything's going to be okay, but i have no idea what's going to happen next. no one knows what the horse is going to do next. least of all the horse. he's never been in a hospital before. he's as confused as you are. >> ladies and gentlemen, john mulaney! >> reporter: that same year, mulaney's career came full circle when the former "saturday night live" writer was tapped to host the iconic show. >> it is great to be here hosting "saturday night live." that is -- [ applause ] >> that is a very weird thing to say. >> reporter: to be the guy that stands on that stage and gives the monologue, what's that feeling like? >> i'm still a writer, why am i
hosting? i'm a writing here. >> reporter: you never shake that. >> i bet the third time when i show up, i'm a writer. i wonder if they're having me here to make fun of me. >> cannot wait to see that next appearance on "snl." john mulaney and the sack lunch brunch is streaming now on netflix. our thanks to porch light bar and restaurant here in new york for hosting their conversation. to hear what happened the first time john met lorne michaels, check out the podcast to hear the full-length interview with john mulaney. you can hear it on apple podcasts or wherever you get yours. next week we're proud to announce a very special sunday sit down and hollywood a korngs al pacino. willie and al cruised ed iand
down to talk about "the irishman" and new project, which is a first for him in a legendary career. al pacino next week on "sunday today." coming up, morgan and i will answer your questions. using #sundaytoday and we'll we're off to a beautiful morning. live look at the golden gate bridge in san francisco. we can expect to see slightly cooler temperatures this afternoon. current temperatures as you head out of the door in the 40ss and 50s. san jose 44, oakland, 46. san francisco 51. by it this afternoon we could expect to see breezy conditions and the cloud cover in through the evening hours. mostly cloudy as well. heading into monday expect windy conditions. temperatures will be in the mid-60s throughout the entire bay area. . next on sunday today,
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"sunday spotlight." >> that is ridiculous. >> we are tooling around the streets of deerborn, michigan, with dave of the ford motor company. the car, unusual. for this ford's motor is electric. >> oh, she takes the curve. >> like she's on rails. is that not phenomenal? >> reporter: later this year ford says he'll be able to take delivery on the new mustang. >> you could do a boring compliant safe product or do something only really ford can uniquely do, which is to do an electric one. >> reporter: ford has reason to accelerate into the ev or electric market. last year 2 million evs were sold, 21 million more expected to be sold in the u.s. yet in the u.s. evs account for 1.8% of all cars sold and that market is dominated by tesla.
tesla owners post videos claiming the car's superiority. >> it looks so futuristic. >> reporter: and the company led by the ever-exuberant elon musk, yet to make a profit, is valued at more than ford and gm combined. >> the market has to be able to see our ability to build to scale. now with the new technology somewhat proven, watch out. >> reporter: is this the point in america where americans will say, we want these things? >> your instincts are right on. there has to be a tipping point. it's a connection of price point, desire, so this -- the desire part is to get the shape of the vehicle right because the earliest ones looked, frankly, like science projects. >> reporter: ford is building thousands of charging stations and investing more than $10 billion in evs, including an electric f-150. >> we had a little test where we put an electric battery in the
prototype and went out and replaced the locomotive on the trains and towed all the cars. >> reporter: they have a new energy, pun intended. the engineers working on advanced technologies. do you think america is ready for electric cars? >> i do. i really, really do. >> reporter: what makes you that? >> the stainstantaneous torque. people drive these and they're like, why didn't i drive these sooner? >> i'm so excited for my friends and family and customers to experience what we're working on. i think you're going to love it. that part is really fun. it's going to be in their hands soon. >> reporter: down the road at gm, similar plants, billions for a new ev attacker t tofactory, debut 20 new ev models by 2023. watch out, kids, here comes the electric hummer, 1,000
horsepower. perhaps the lesson learned by american automakers, going electric is more about the buzz of the driving experience than not stopping for gas or zero emissions. in other words, if you're going to save the planet, might as well have a good time while you're at it. for "sunday today," harry smith, michigan. >> the ride of a lifetime for our harry smith. harry, thank you for that. next on "sunday today," the young cartoonist whose powerful illustrations are making waves in "the new yorker" and making history. >> what is the message that you hope people take from your cartoons? >> i hope that people just see how the more all of us are. later, a life well lived. a woman who danced successfuy ll fr ♪ limu emu & doug [ siren ] give me your hand!
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new yorker." this morning in our "sunday closer," her illustrations are not only power of statements making a cultural splash, they're also making history. >> reporter: humorous, satiracal. elizabeth mmontague admired thee from afar but had one concern. >> i never saw myself in the cartoons because they were all white. >> reporter: so in november of 2018 when she was just 22 years old, she wrote a letter to the editor. what did that letter say? >> i could tell that there was a lack of representation. all the cartoons really look the same. >> reporter: emma allen, the cartoon editor was impressed by her passion and wrote back immediately. >> i asked her who she thought i should be looking at, if there were any she thought "the new
yorker" could help launch and she said me. >> reporter: and she submitted her favorite illustrations and was stunned when a few months later one of her cartoons was chosen. >> i couldn't believe it. i didn't really believe it until i had the physical copy in my hands. i was like, oh, my gosh. >> reporter: montague is the first african-american woman to have a cartoon published in "the new yorker". >> it feels like a bit of pressure but really good. i'm proud of myself that i've done this. >> reporter: what does that pressure look like for you? >> sometimes i think it's the obligation that you feel like you have to represent everyone, which isn't possible because i'm one person with one experience, one perspective. >> reporter: her illustrations is ripe with social commentary, race, gender, climate change. >> liz's perspective is pretty incredible because she tackles these big issues. >> reporter: her first cartoon in "the morninger" has the caption, per my last email and
has two women of color waiting for a response, it shows office culture and also african-american women. is this to send the message that sometimes often african-american women are overlooked? >> yes, overlooked and not seen. i've had people message me that i never even noticed the characters were black. >> reporter: she's had four published in "the new yorker" and now supports herself as an artist making it clear she's only just begun. what is the message you hope people take from your cartoons? >> i hope that people just see how similar all of us are. this person might want look like me or have hair like me but i have the same feeling. >> reporter: what would you say to young people who might want to get into drawing cartoons or into art in general, but who feel really intimidated? >> fear isn't going anywhere.
just really trust in your perspective and what you have to say is good enough, because it is. and no one else can hear your point of view better than you can. >> such an incredible conversation with a >> such an inincredible conversation with a truly remarkable young woman there are no black staff cartoonists on any major publication and montague is trying to change that and talking to students in schools and she says she takes great pride in inspiring the next generation no doubt she's already doing that. well, this week we highlight another life well lived. there's something special about a performer who can get on stage or on screen and make you feel like you're right there with them well, that is exactly what many people who had the chance to see paula kelly perform say of her she started off on the stage she appeared in sweet charity in london's west end. it was that role that propelled
her to the big screen. legendary choreographer asked her to be in her film in 1979. >> i want to get out of here and go right to the top. >> yeah. >> i'm going to begirl. >> reporter: paula a kelly hat go girl. >> paula kelly would appear in dozens of movies and tv shows in the '80s and '90s. everything from the "golden girls. >> there is something else i'm black. that' now if that's a problem for you, i'm white. and that'll cost you extra. >> to "santa barbara." >> all you have to do is get kelly over to your apartment. >> kidnap her? >> you get an "a," teacher. >> she was nominated for the women in brewster place as well as the show that made her famous -- "night court." >> talk with your head
but listen with your heart >> paula kelly was born in jacksonville, florida, in 1942 soon after her birth, her parents moved the family to harlem in new york city where kelly would discover her love of music and dancing. she went to the prestigious new york city school and won a dance scholarship to juilliard bob fosse would call her the best dancer i have ever seen paula kelly, a dancer and actress, who transformed both the stage and the screen died earlier this month in califor a california she was 77 years old you're in a no parking zone. oh, i... i didn't know. you didn't see the sign? that... that wasn't there when i was here earlier. (whimper) really? you know, in italy, they let you park anywhere. have a good day, sir. with geico, the savings keep on going. just like this sequel. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more
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mail. are you ready fors back? to help me look through the sunday mail. >> all right. >> the first question is from daisy on facebook. what's something you can tell us about willie now that he's not around, do tell. morgan >> so i have to say the studio today is warmer than it has ever been by 20 degrees we've been freezing. >> he keeps it freezing. he's as nice as he is funny. he tells my stories i'm literally in tears such a good storyteller. all right. the next question is from mila in kansas. what is the best valentine's gift you ever received >> i would say it was on friday, my fiance took me to see jagged little pill. >> mine was the first valentine's day when my husband got me my favorite movies. a bunch of them. from the '80s. >> i love that that's great. >> well, we'll have more of your "sunday today" mug shots thank you, jane in le moyne,
. good sunday morning. it is february 16th. here is a live look outside over the bay from san bruno mountain. hazy but lovely out there. just that little bit of golden glow on your sunday morning. thanks for starting your sunday with us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast. a little breezy out there. >> yeah, it it is going to be a lot breezier today than yesterday. but look at how pretty. that is a nice way to start a sunday. now we'll be seeing temperatures slightly cooler but still above normal in the 60s. but where we're at now, this is pretty normal for this time of the year. san francisco 50 degrees. wind speed at about about 12 s