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used it acquire other properties for public parking to replace the spots that will be lost. giuliani, gingrich and christie a number of the names being thrown around in the trump administration. did you harass in woman? >> no, i did not. >> to your knowledge, did anyone else ma lass this woman. >> no. >> 2 investigates harassment claims within a san francisco fire department fire house. he is a veteran of two space shuttle flights and the first person to tweet from space. ♪[music] >> always a pleasure to say hello to san jose international on this overcast tuesday. hopefully all of the flights are on time as folks head in and out of the south bay. as for the roadways, it has been a very sluggish commute,
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even as we enter this 9:00 hour. for me on the lower east shore, it was a headache. it has now been one week since the presidential election. the market has been fairly good since president-elect donald trump has made his way for the win there. a lot of green on the board though. today, you saw the dow jones is down. the nasdaq though is up. retail sales pretty good so far on this tuesday. some of the new numbers coming in. welcome to the 9 with gasia mikaelian and sal castaneda. i'm mike mibach. hope you're having a wonderful morning. good to see you. if you've never seen an interview with a astronaut, mike put his space twice, fixed his hubble. i can't wait to talk to him. >> and tweeted from space. >> the first person to tweet from space. we begin with politics. we are expecting to find out who will be appointed to donald trump's cabinet. so far the only named confirmed
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is republican party head reince priebus who will be the chief of staff. the longest serving chairman of the republican party and being seen as a bridge between trump and long time republicans. >> we're hearing that rudy giuliani is a favorite for secretary of state. alabama senator jeff sessions could become secretary of defense. one name we apparently won't be seeing in a trump cabinet is former republican presidential candidate ben carson. he reportedly said he is not interested. of course he had been considered for secretary of education or many people had mentioned health and human services. donald trump has been tweeting this morning. he said if the election were based on total popular vote, i would have campaigned in new york, florida and california and won even bigger and more easily. as we have been telling you,
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while trump won the electoral college vote, hillary clinton won the popular vote. back in 2012 when president obama was reelected, donald trump called the electoral college a disaster. the speaker of the house paul ryan reiterated that the party and the president-elect have a common goal above everything else. >> i talked to donald so many times this week. let's make sure that we get people back to work and take the uncertainty in the economy that is plaguing it and get it back to work. i am very confident that we are going to have a unified government that works hand in glove with this administration to make good on the commitments and get people back to work and fix this country's problems. >> we will be following the news about trump's appointment to the administration and bring them to you when we get them.
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we saw the overcast -- overcast skies there down at san jose international. i want to bring in steve paulson. things are changing. >> they are indeed. no doubt about it. a change finally after dry warm weather. we see a change. low clouds moving in. mist made it in into pet loom a i know-- petaluma. not a strong system. but after all of these north/northeasterly breezes and temperatures above average, that is not going to hold right now. we will see a decrease in the temperatures. 73 in santa rosa. and they will be colder tomorrow. there's a weak system coming in. rain to the north. that's where the focus of the system will be. mostly in the north bay. the system is holding together. that will gives you a mostly cloudy day. you see a little bit of rain up in lake county and cloverdale.
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as we talked about parts of the russian river now. the breeze has picked up. that has helped stir up the atmosphere. look at the southerly breeze in advance of it. upper 50s to low 60s. the system will cool us down. that's a lot of cold air coming down. that will be here tomorrow. a mix of sun and low clouds. light rain to the north. if there's anything tonight, it would be light. a cooler, breezy pattern. and we're trying to sort out the details. it looks like rain returns for many by this weekend. >> thank you, steve. >> you're welcome. >> the super moon continues to impress people across the area. take a look at the moon starting to rise. the next super moon won't happen until the year 2034. and that date, that year really is what inspired our question of the day. what changes do you hope to see in the world by then? i love this answer. i hope to have my house paid off.
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>> dr. randall tweeted us, cal in the rose bowl. >> i can get behind that. >> pony says what a loaded question for a site that only allows 140 character responses. >> so much to say. keep saying it. we will keep checking your responses throughout the morning and share them with you at 9:30. the hashtag is #ktvuthe9. firefighters accused of harassment are fighting back. at 9:30, why they say the allegations are designed to distract from the real issue. how the events of today will be remembered in history. claudine wong talks to a pannell of teachers and -- panel of teachers and students about the black lives matter movement.
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this election to their students. >> the conversation was a good one and continued with another topic, the black lives matter movement. >> here is what some of the students had to say. >> it's a cry for -- for -- for the eyes and ears of the government to do something, to change the system. >> you shouldn't have to have these massive protests and massive gatherings to make a point that should be just common human sense. >> as their career in education continues, claudine asked the panel of teachers how the moments will be remembered in history. 30 years ago how will people view what we did today. here is what they had to say. >> the power of people. >> when you're in the middle of history, it is hard to know how history will look back. >> i think it is a continuation of the civil rights movement. i think the value is kind of
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disrupting the narrative that the civil rights movement is over or we achieved racial equality. we have a long way to go. >> when a history teacher is teaching this 40 years from now and teaching the black lives matter section of history, how is it taught. >> i hope it carries the same weight as the civil rights movement. that's definitely how i see it. this generation's civil rights movement. for a while we have been in the shadow of the civil rights movements from the '50s and '60sand carrying on to the '70s. this is this generation's ability to make people of aware of what is going on and then fighting to change that, fighting to, you know, create justice for african-americans in this country. >> and i hope it's not viewed as just another example of the watts riots or the rodney king riots. that means we wouldn't have accomplished until. it will be another footnote in history that people will use to
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point back and say this hasn't changed. i'm hoping that we will have moved forward and we can point back to black lives matter and say, look, this made an impact. here is the legal impact it made. here is the cultural impact it made and it is a positive one. >> it is the equivalent to the civil rights movement. it is just as relevant. giving a voice to the younger people, to show them how to mobilize, how to protest. it is has been the biggest movement in probably the last decade. >> reporter: where we go from here, teachers say, will determine how future generations will see this moment. >> you can look at the people protesting against black lives matter. and in some ways the arguments were heard in the 1950s and '60s in the same way. we just don't know because the civil rights movement wasn't universally popular either until it was. if you get some concrete legislation -- because the biggest impact of the civil rights movement wasn't martin
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luther king marching. the biggest impact was the civil rights act, title 9 and things like that that actually made long-term legal differences. so we don't know yet. >> do you have fears. >> any time that these types of issues come up, it's going to bring up some very serious feelings in people and how people react to that. i don't want to call it fear or concern but it is knowledge that history repeats itself. with that knowledge, knowing that it could end in a number of ways, this is our country. this is how things have gone down for a very long time. >> i do agree. i think it's becoming a really powerful moment. i have concerns. i have worries deep inside that it is coming to a head. it may be coming to a violent moment, are things going to break and go a certain way in which we see. we're seeing that already in many ways. and ways that people are
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talking about each other and the inequity. >> making the majority population of america more aware. that's what the civil rights movement did with the tv cameras. i showed them littlerock. when you see the 15-year-old kids out of central high school and they see the mob, they get that in a way that reading about it doesn't. >> i think it is our job as teachers to create the space for them to be able to interpret it. and i'm glad that my class, you know, that's that space to say how they feel about it. >> and these these are not new problems. these are old problem that's have not been properly addressed. but it's this generation's way of addressing and going at it. and i think definitely it is a difficult conversation. but on the other side, i think it's a beautiful time in history. >> uh-huh. >> and i think the kids know that. they know that and they see that. and for a lot of them, there is
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pride that goes along with that. >> all right. claudine joins us in the studio this morning. i'm curious because when i was in high school, it seems like the teacher set the curriculum. i'm wondering if the students are saying we want to talk about this. can we take a day or an hour or so. is that happening. >> here is what is interesting. keep in mind, we had two different schools, areas. a private school in walnut creek and middle school teachers from the oakland unified school district. i asked how often does it come up. every day. when i asked the same question to the private school in walnut creek, they said it doesn't come up as much for them because of the personal experience what was their kids bring in. however, that private school in walnut creek have brought in a diversity consultant. just because it doesn't come up doesn't mean this is not an
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important conversation to have. because it is a predominantly white staff of teachers, they want to know what they don't know. >> with everything going on, do you think that the students are more engaged? i felt i was more engaged when teachers brought up current events because i could see it on the news. do teachers tell you that the students are more engaged because of this. >> yes. in oakland they participated in protests between the honor band and the football team, they're very engaged. we talked about colin kaepernick and we talked about whether or not you agree with his protest or not, i asked them how much that has changed the conversation in the classroom. when it comes up on sunday football and the kids come in asking about it, it starts the conversation. and that is what they say the colin kaepernick protest did. it started a conversation, how to interpret the events around them. and kids were engaged. >> is there any push back from parents in the schools saying, hey, look, that isn't what we
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believe at home. don't tell my kids about what i have chosen to keep out of the dinner table conversation? >> i think it's how you have the conversation, right? we talked about the presidential election. they said we did not come out and necessarily say we are supporting this as a school this. same with black lives matter. they equate it to history. civil rights. how people protested. what people said. how it made a difference. then they say what will change in terms of black lives matter? will we have more body cameras on police officers because of this? will use of force policies change? how will there be more communication between the police departments and communities. and all of that discussion becomes ai bigger -- becomes a bigger discussion than black lives matter. none of the kids didn't see a prop with kaepernick protesting. in their generation, what they have seen and view things are
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different there adults. >> when kids are talking about the subjects, they can be controversial. are they also taught how to be disagreements with others and in a civil way. >> that was the election discussion. how to have a conversation. how to have a debate and disagree and have that be okay to disagree. and how to examine your own feelings. that was a big part of it. why do you stand? think about why you do it. and listen to other people's viewpoints. >> right. >> and that is something that a lot of people struggle with. >> coming up on bay area people saturday, talk a little bit about this barbershop and what is going on inside. >> yeah. this is now a conversation among adults. also a difficult subject. black lives matter. paul chambers had this discussion inside of the barbershop. this was a discussion that was kind of precipitated in a lot of different ways. we got an e-mail at ktvu.
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conversations have been happening in the community and law enforcement saying we need to get together and say let's talk about the divide and how to strengthen relationships and make it better. we got a chance to air more of that discussion and went behind the scenes. we talked to the barber and asked why he got involved. we talked to paul about the feedback. it was interesting. there is a next step in that one discussion. >> saturday. >> saturday, 6:30 in the morning right before mornings on 2. >> thanks for coming on. >> thanks for having me. >> the developer of a controversial oil pipeline has asked a federal court that it has the right to build under the missouri river in north dakota. that happens as there are protests across the country and here at home against the project. >> one of the demonstrations is happening in san francisco.
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allie rasmus is there with the march from city hall to the army corps of engineers. >> reporter: yes. we are at market street and 11th street. there are about a couple thousand people i would estimate out in the middle of market street. market street is blocked off to traffic. it is closed from 8th street all the way over to van ness. it was about an hour ago that the group marched from san francisco city hall over to this location. they're in front of this building, i'll pan off to the right, in this building on one of the top floors is the army corps of engineer's office. how are they involved in this? that's the agency in charge of giving the permits to the final phase of construction for the dakota access pipeline. that's what the people are out here are concerned about. they are protesting the construction of the oil pipeline. about 1200 mile that's would transport crude oil from north dakota to illinois. we're hearing a lot of people concerned about the issues of climate change and the issues
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of reliance on fossil fuel. also the issue of american indian rights. they are concerned that constructing the pipeline will contaminate the water supply and disrupt their ancient grounds. diversity of issues and causes here all centered around the issue of the oil pipeline. they are frustrated that the army corps of engineers kept stalling a final decision on this. they weren't sure if they were going to issue the final permit. they wanted to get marin put. there are about a dozen protesters. protesters have locked arms and they're blocking the entrance to the building. there are also a lot of barricades and law enforcement presence out here. again, a number of different issues. we found michael franti in the
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crowd. >> i believe that we should be invested in a renewable future. i believe that fossil fuel dependency will lead to more and more climate changes. it is an investment in the fossil fuel business. in addition to that, i believe we should be supporting the people of standing rock, not trampling their way of life. finally if this pipeline should burst, it's going to cause irreversible damage for millions of people along the missouri river. >> reporter: that was the singer who is taking part in the demonstration. you're looking live at van ness and market street. that's where the police have the streets closed off. behind me, you can hear the protesters. the organizers plan to be ute here until they're asked to
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leave basically. that's what the organizers said. she said even when they're asked to leave, some of the protesters will be willing to risk arrest in order to stay put. keep in mind, market street will probably be shut down for a while as bro testers -- protesters continue to come out here. >> coming up next on mornings on 2 the 9, he has gone to space twice and he has been on the big bang theory. we're up next with mike. next. >> he tweeted from space.
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>> he is the first person to tweet and space and has appeared as himself on the big bang theory. >> unlocking the secrets of the soon verse is now on shelves.
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mike massimino is joining us live in the studio. >> a live astronaut. >> yeah. >> this is cool. >> something caught my attention on your twitter feed. what is more important, the street that was just named after you in your hometown. how cool is that? is that one of the better accomplishments. >> that was so much fun, mike. my friends from high school, it started -- a couple of my friends moved to florida. there is another street named after an astronaut in ft. lauderdale. why don't have you a street, mike. >> i don't know. >> we're going to look into it. they started this and next thing you know it got momentum and a year later the street that i grew up on has my name on it. >> i don't know about you guys, but growing up, astronaut was
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job number one. what do you want to be? an astronaut. do kids still say that. >> yeah. i can remember neil armstrong walking on the moon. i was 6 years old when that happened. that set my dream for me. i lost sight of that dream when i got older and i thought it was ridiculous. then i pursued it as an adult. but little kids today are just as excited. you mentioned i was the first guy to tweet from space. social media has brought it to people where they can engage it. they can see what is going on on a daily basis. i think little kids are participating in that. and the hope for the future with the privatization of space and going to mars is more realistic. kids may be even more excited than we were. they don't have the big moon landing. >> think six and 8-year-olds go to space and science center and
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have the lego set. you were rejected for the astronaut family -- astronaut program three times. >> yeah. i any it's important to understand that it's not bad to get disappointment. when you're trying to do something extraordinary, unlikely is a keyword. it is unlike lie for someone to get to be an astronaut. that's a path that you take when you have a love or passion for something. >> part of it is rejection. >> yeah. and successful people that i have met and i'm sure you would attest to this as well with your background, successful people are not those who have not failed. they are the one who's have not let failure stop them. it is okay to be disappointed. i didn't do as well as i wanted
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to, i got rejected or whatever. but it is okay to feel disappointment. but it is important to keep going. as long as there is a chance. there is a .000001. as long as there is a one out there. if you give up, that one turns to a zero. >> you are a columbia and mit guy. did they tell you why they didn't accept you the first time, second time, third time. >> no. >> something that you did in the past that we should know about. >> no. i think there are a lot of good people. part of it is sticking to it. my third time i was medically disqualified. i didn't see well. i was a very unlikely person. i don't like heights. i don't like looking over the edge. i have a fear of heights. i couldn't see well but i was able to get over that. >> what was it like to be in the space shuttle? the sensation. i have wondered, oh my gosh,
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i'm leaving earth. >> yeah. maybe words that we can't repeat here. yes, it is amazing. i think, you know, whatever we do, we have simulators that can help you prepare. there is nothing to prepare you when you go. the intimidation of looking at the rocket fuel was frightening. getting inside. you go from 0 to 17,500 miles per hour in eight and a half minutes. the power that it takes to do that to get us to orbit is so amazing, some of the thought that's went through my mind that i talked about is i can't believe -- when i was riding the rocket, i can't believe that people have built this. it is a power greater than anything that i have ever experienced of physical power of that rocket ship. i felt as you described, as you mentioned, i had the feeling of leaving home. i came here from new york last night. and we go places on trips. but i had this sense that i'm
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really leaving home. >> i want to ask you because i was watching the history channel last night and i was gripped by it. what is your take on space x. do you think we need to go to mars? >> i think it is the logical place for us to explore. it is another planet. it is in a different orbit. it had a similar history to earth. now earth has all of this life and mars does not. i think we're at the point where we have -- we have a lot more to learn about our own planet. we can do a lot of the studying of what we're -- where we came from, where we're headed, why -- is there a life other places? i think we also need at this point to start looking elsewhere for the answers. >> would you go? >> would i go? >> i wouldn't come back. i think you want to come back. i also don't think you want to go with someone else who doesn't want to come back.
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i think the private companies who think they are our future. i think nasa will always be part of the space future. we have limited budgets and nasa can't do everything. having these smart entrepreneurs getting involved with the space program, it's going to be this golden age that is coming up. i think what he is doing with space x is great. what the other entrepreneurs is also great. mars is attainable. we have to go. we have been talking about this since i was a little kid. it's been a long time and we haven't gone yet. >> we have to go. >> we have posters and buttons. we have bumper stickers. now we need a rocket. >> i thought that would be the place to go. let's go to the moon and learn how to live off the planet more permanently. but i don't think we can do both. even with these private companies and pulling the resources, i don't think we can do both. therefore i think we should go to mars.
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>> i think we should go to mars. i think we can and we should. >> have you ever had tang. >> yes. nasa does not call it tang. we call it orange drink. >> orange drink. >> just wanted to know. >> i can say that now. >> i bet you real orange juice never tasted so good when you came back. >> it tastes better in space because you're floating. >> congratulations on the book. >> thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> congratulations. >> coming up next, traffic headaches for drivers in the heart of san francisco. up next, the changes on van ness avenue creating confusion and delays. and sal has work-arounds for you. >> i know him. "finding dory" is out on dvd. we check in with pam cook talking with a creator of the film. we had a real life astronaut on the set. >> thank you. thank you. it was so awesome.
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♪[music] ♪[music] >> all right. welcome back, everyone, to mornings on 2 the 9. we asked the twitter question at the top of the show with regards to the superman-- super moon. what would you like to see before the next super moon in 2034. >> i would like to see clean energy, affordable health care and affordable college for all. >> sal. >> you say something. >> on facebook live people were talking about peace, harmony and agreement. and then on a selfish level i said 18 years, my boys are how old. i hope they will be productive members of society. young adults. out of the house. >> cure for cancer. >> no more traffic and air pollution. >> that's a good one. >> good luck with that one. >> thank you for your
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responses. you can reach us on twitter with the hashtag #ktvu. >> here are some of the top stories. gwen ifill has died of uterine cancer. she died in washington, d.c. surrounded by family and friends. she worked at the "washington post," nbc news and pbs and the co-anchor. and was the moderator of one of the democratic debates. she always raised the bar of professionalism high and was a role model for journalists. >> young people would call up and want to come by the pbs news hour and come by and watch. she would encourage them to do this. she did this unofficially. let me know that you're coming
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and you can come and sit and watch what we did. >> she took a month's leave of absence without saying why and then took another leave a week ago and missed the elections. she was 61 years old. in new zealand, people and cattle being evacuated from a coastal town heavily damaged by yesterday's deadly earthquake. a u.s. war ship, the first to go to new zealand in more than 30 years is being diverted to help out with the evacuation. the earthquake hit and killed two people. it also triggered a small tsunami. in the meantime, three cows stranded on an island has been rescued. a farmer built a track to bring them out safely. those are just some of your morning headlines from the news room. mike, sal, gasia, back to you. >> thank you, dave.
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concern that there could be a shortage of skilled workers at the agency. as ann ruben reports, they came up with a way. >> reporter: in one month, former tow truck driver will graduate to be a mechanic at the valley transportation authority. he says that he is proud to show his kids what he has done. >> i'm able to let them know that i can -- it's achievable to achieve what you set out to do. >> reporter: the apprentice program allows people to get wages, benefits, even credit in college while they learn a new skill. >> it is a clear pathway for the students in the program. >> reporter: it was born out of necessity. 40% of the workforce, about 500 people are set to retire. >> we were having problems filling those positions. doing nationwide searches. therefore we got together with our union and decided to create a program where we're basically training up the next generation
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ourselves. >> reporter: they call it growing their own. vga has 175 people going through the aphrenitis ship program -- apprenticeship program right now to drive buss and build bus engines. >> this program is exemplary of what there is the potential for a middle class career for people without a college degree. >> reporter: it was a blessing for denise who was laid off from a manufacturing job after 25 years. >> i'm coming off the street new person. never drove a bus before. >> reporter: she learned while earning a salary which made all of the difference. >> here i am. i am able to survive in santa clara county. pay my house payment. and yeah, just so thankful. >> reporter: they plan to continue to expand the program. they are starting a program for light rail operators next year.
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>> a traffic alert for people driving on one of the most traveled roads in san francisco. >> we are talking about van ness. and starting tonight, van ness avenue is going to narrow from three lanes to two lanes in each direction. the three-year street improvement project began last friday and created delays and confusion amongst drivers for the monday commute. now, there are only three locations now where left turns are permitted. that is southbound at broadway and northbound at hayes and lumbard. and sal is here to help us get around the mess. >> one of the ways that people who use this street have always used is franklin and goff. a lot of people who grew up in san francisco never get on van ness because they know it is crowded. it is highway 101. you can expect more people on franklin and on goff.
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some people use larkin and hyde to get down. they know the work-around to get down. you can go on 8th and get down to the freeway. remember, a lot of people are using van ness and the other streets to cut through down to get south of market to get on to the freeway. this will have an effect on the entire thing getting through. again, get over to franklin and goff. if that is too crowded, use your plan b. this is one of the things where van ness is not recommended. really you aren't using it if you have lived in the area for a while. >> thank you, sal. today the latest animated hit from pixar is being released on dvd. pam cook joins us live with one of the producers of the movie. hey, pam. >> reporter: fabulous. i'm here at pixar animation studios. great energy when they're coming out with a movie or a dvd because everybody gets
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excited. especially right here. we have the producer of "finding dory." lindsey colins. >> hi. >> thank you for talkin to us. >> "finding nemo" was so successful. why did it take so long to be come out with "finding dory." >> we blame the director. we don't do these movies unless someone has a great story. we watched nemo about eight years after being released. we walked out of the theater and he said i'm really worried about doing this. and i said what do you mean? i feel like she would could get lost tomorrow and she would never find nemo again. he felt like he left one of his children out in the world unprepared and he wasn't okay with it. i think he felt like he owed her resolution. here we are. >> i love that because i have
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interviewed john years ago and he had said that. we don't come out with a sequel just to come out with one. we have to have a good story to start. >> they're always fabulous. >> what about "finding nemo" 2. >> are you hearing rumors? >> no. >> we were so wrong about not doing one for nemo. we have heard a lot of finding hank. >> i was going to ask are we going to find someone else. >> hank is the octopus. he stole the show. i don't know. we will see. now we have to kind of shake -- shake it off. >> or the cute little whale, her friend. >> destiny or bailey. there are a lot of good ones. >> we can continue to find other people. >> yes. >> exploring culture is something that i have noticed that pixar is getting into. >> uh-huh. >> next year cocoa. >> yeah. >> is that something that is a
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conscious effort, exploring out? >> i wish it was conscious. we just want to find a story that we want to tell. a couple are coming out next year. this is something that has fascinated the director who did toy story 3 for decades. he has been so fascinated by that holiday and that culture and kind of the reconnecting your ancestors. so it was a natural story. it just took that long to get it working. >> we're excited about it. i think it will be amazing. >> i think everybody is fascinated with that. >> i know. >> so much folklore. >> family is universal. >> exactly. >> what about the popularity of piper the bird. are you surprised when that happens. >> no. the short films are made out of a labor of love really. they're not commercially kind of the reason that we exist.
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they're done on the side, under the radar to some degree. again, it is a total passion project for a director. and so when we get to the end and it turns out to be kind of this perfect compliment, we feel it is a total give for the show that we get to put this on it. >> that was perfect for "finding nemo." >> piper is on the dvd. >> yes. >> if you haven't seen it, it is phenomenal. >> i know. >> the producer of "finding dory." piper the little bird if you haven't seen it, it will make you cry tears of joy. it is so cute. back to the studio. >> thank you, pam. coming up, the king and i is now playing at san francisco's shn theater. up next we're live in the studio with two of the show's performers who are also bay area natives.
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>> all right. beginning today the king and i begins its run at the shn theater. it tells the story of a british school teacher hired as a king's drive to modernize his country and being our governess to his child. >> anthony chen and stephanie lowe of san francisco. >> thank you for having us. >> let's do some getting to know you. i won't sing it i promise. one of their finest. so many of the songs we know by heart. tell me what it's like to perform these iconic songs. >> yeah.
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it's beautiful tunes. everybody knows it. and being able to travel the world. like singing these tunes that everybody knows. everybody in the audience during getting to know you, families are like holding hands. they're running around in circles and everything. beautiful show. >> yeah. i grew up watching the movie over and over again. i love the ballet part. i'm mainly a dancer in the show. so like all of the parts of the rain, it is such a strong part of my childhood. >> you have. >> and doing a ballet every night is super exciting. that is what i love about the show. >> i just interviewed darren chris. his show in san francisco was running. you went to lowell. >> yes. >> he talked about the importance of drama in high school. >> uh-huh. >> what was it for you during your high school years in san francisco? >> well, i trained really intensely as a ballet dancer growing up. i saw rent at the golden gate
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theater in my senior year. it was fairly late. it really wasn't an option as i was figuring my way out in college, it seemed like something that i was definitely interested in. >> what was it about rent. >> i had never -- i went to san francisco the ballet all the time. there is so much story telling and movement. but rent it was all of the songs and so compelling and all of the stories were so different than my life in the sunset. it was so much bigger. >> yes. >> and i definitely found the story telling of song to be an interesting way to, i don't know, pass on information and emotion. >> cool. >> anthony, you said your family is in millbran. is it tough to be performing in front of your family. >> yeah. i find a lot of pressure. my friends are like we're
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coming to see you. i'm like oh god. i'm super excited because my family gets to see it. it's like a timeless show. >> right. >> that really speaks to generations, all generations really. >> uh-huh. >> i'm really excited for my family and friends to be able to see this. >> i've been curious in regards to rehearsing, in rehearsals. from here on out, do you rehearse like in the morning? do you come to the theater early or is it done and over and we just perform when the curtain opens? >> is that a secret? >> no. we don't really know. that is the thing. so we -- we opened in providence and we were rehearsing every day to get it up. all of the technical details and the costumes and wardrobe and all of that. then we had a week off. now we are heading to rehearsal again at noon just to kind of reintroduce the show, get it
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back i our booed -- in our body. >> new theater, new city. >> yeah. working with the crew and how to tackle the theatre elements. we're not sure what our schedule looks like. >> different every night. as they say in theater, break a leg. i promise not to sing along. >> she will. >> the show runs through december 11th. much more information on ktvu.com. look for it in the web links section of the mornings on 2 tab. you will also see it on our mobile app. have a great run. we will be back after the break.
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>> on december 1st, the city of berkeley will be under new leadership. he will become the youngest and first latino mayor of berkeley. he is just 32 years old but he became involved in politics at the age of nine. he encourages other people who might be disappointed in the recent election to do the same. >> there are ways that young people can get involved in local government there. are ways that young people can influence elections. this is our future and it is important that young people get involved and take action. >> he also told us that creating affordable housing is a top priority for his office.
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i asked about the search for a new police chief. he hopes for a person to improve community relations and he would prefer to see someone within the police department. fresco news is an app that is growing in popularity across the bay area. it has helped ktvu get the best pictures and video in your neighborhood. he talked about some of the changes actually coming to the app. >> we have some great new features in the app. for example, if you're shaking your device too much or panning too quickly. we really try to as best as possible increase the quality. ity. >> 10 to $20 for pictures and 40 to $50 for video. it is able in the app store. the sexiest man alive goes
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to dwyane "the rock" johnson. >> i like that guy. >> good. you're not alone. the actor is sweet, smart and sculpted. he was also named one of the highest paid actors. he is rich as well. he brought in 64 million in the last year. david beckham and chris hemsworth also held the title of sexiest man alive in past years. that's the show for today. gasia and i will see you back here at noon.
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