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good morning. drug lord on the loose. the mexican kingpin known as el chapo on the run this morning after escaping from a maximum security prison for a second time. how did the man accused of control much of the drug trade into the united states break free once again? mystery beach blast. a woman on a popular rhode island beach is hospitalized after eye witnesses say a mysterious explosion catapulted her some six feet in the air. the beach reopening today but with the calls of the blast with the mystery is it safe to return? donald doubles down.
>> don't worry, we'll take our country back very soon. >> republican presidential hopeful donald trump not pulling any punches taking on mexican immigrants once again at a campaign stop in phoenix as protesters and supporters squared off. and nerds unite! we're going to take you to comic-con to check out the costumecost student s -- costumes the surprise appearance of "star wars" harrison ford. there are more surprises in store for all the geeks who are proud of it. today, sunday, july 12th 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning! welcome to "today" on the sunday morning i'm sheinelle jones in for erica hill. i'm peter alexander alongside francis and dylan dreyer. let's hear it for old people.
serena is 33 years old. she has won four straight tennis majors. another old guy 33-year-old roger fedder. >> trying to become the first man to win eight wimbledon titles today. 33 is the new 23. >> that makes us elderly. we'll talk about that in a moment. let's get to the top story this morning. the manhunt for one of the most known drug lords. the mexican kingpin known as el chapo slipped out of prison for a second time. the escape the white house is sure to be watching closely today. kristin welker has more. >> good morning. we have reached out to the white house for reaction so far no response. but we know a manhunt is underway after mexican drug lord el chapo one of the most no story use crime figures escaped a maximum security prison
overnight. he spent 13 years on the run until his celebrated capture in february of 2014. the 60-year-old had undergone facial reconstruction surgery. this is not the first time he's been on the lam. in 2001 he escaped the mexican prison in a laundry cart. flights have been suspended from local airports about 50 miles west of mexico city. u.s. officials will want to know how the crime boss was able to escape. prior to his arrest he was wanted in six different u.s. courts for smuggles billions of dollars of cocaine, meth heroin and marijuana across the border. now again, sheinelle we're checking with the white house and the justice department for reaction to this stunning overnight news. back to you. >> kristin welker thanks. to the mysterious accident we should say on a crowded rhode island beach that has some beach goers wondering for it is safe to return today. on a saturday a woman was hospitalized after eye witnesses
said an apparent explosion knocked her a reported 6 feet in the air. kristin is in rhode island today. good morning. what happened? >> good morning. let me first say the beach just reopened and there's actually a line of people waiting to get in. now imagine you're on the beach here right back there enjoying the day and boom. you're thrown into the rocks, sent to the hospital. the victim is expected to be okay. they don't think it's terrorism. they don't believe it's a bomb. but what did happen here still a mystery. >> it seemed like a typical sunny saturday morning at the beach. >> i heard a boom! the ground shook. at first i thought it was an earthquake. >> a woman was literally lifted up off her chair. >> police and emergency responders were called to the beach in rhode island just before noon. the injured woman was taken to
the hospital. eye witnesses telling an incredible story. responders we're told a sudden single blast sent the victim flying back ward into the rocks. >> a small explosion sub surface that erupted out the sand. >> investigators dug up the spot and began tediously sifting through the sand and inspecting the area. >> there are fractures in the wet sand gaps that occur, something like it would seen when lightning hits a beach. >> authorities evacuated and closed the beach after the incident. late last night the rhode island department of emergency management tweeted they planned to reopen the beach today. even though they still don't know what happened. they say they're confident the beach is safe. >> i have not been told of any
evidence that would suggest there is shrapnel or any kind of device. >> now they don't believe there are any gas lines in the area. the investigation continues today, but even with all the questions, peter, it's expected to be near 90 today. the beach expected to be packed. >> yeah. kristin dahl again, thank you. to arizona where republican presidential hopeful donald trump drew massive crowds and no shortage of protests saturday as he ramped up his harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration. nbc's katie kur was there. >> donald trump pulling no punches in arizona saturday. >> i had an idea. i think it's good. every time mexico really intelligently sends people over we charge mexico $100,000 for every person they send over. >> and neither did the crowd clashing with protesters inside
and out. it's rare for a nonincumbent candidate to incite this kind of passion early on. one reason phoenix itself ground zero for the immigration debate since 2010 when former governor jan brewer signed southboundb 1070. authorizing law enforcement to stop anyone. notably absent the republican governor and the two republican senators. >> i think mr. trump should realize we in arizona we want a secure border and have to have a secure border but we cherish and love our hispanic citizens i are. phoenix the third stop on a two-day blitz across the west where trump rallied thoubtszy edied thousands of supporters taking on immigration as well as obamacare. >> we've got to repeal it and
replace it with something. >> his opponents -- >> if you push you're going to loose. >> and the press. >> many of them are dishonested people meaning the press. >> miss usa which was developed by nbc airs tonight on reelz. trump will not be in attendance. he'll be campaigning in phoenix. katie kur nbc news phoenix. how is donald trump's fiery rhetoric impacting the republican presidential race? we want to bring in "meet the press" moderator chuck todd. donald trump reignited the national debate the conversation about illegal immigration. you have party leaders that fear that trump could do more damage to viable candidates like jeb bush and others. they have to tread lightly because there's concern if he becomes a well-funded third party candidate he could be a real problem. what is the gop strategy? >> well, look. they don't have one yet. they're hoping how to condemn him without condemning the
people who are rallying to trump's cause. when he's using coded language like the silent majority which he did freely yesterday, you know i think we're getting to the point where republican leaders who have been trying to see if they can walk a line i don't know if there's any line to walk anymore. i think they'll get to the point if you think you're going to be the republican nominee for president or think you have a good shot then what you say now may matter a lot. if it looks like you were silent now or if you were silent the next few days is it going to come back to haunt a future nominee if trump does become this issue for months and months and months. >> right. the parade of republican candidates growing longer. tomorrow wisconsin governor scott walker expected to announce his bid, but a lot of conversation lately has been about a name from south carolina the governor nikki haley who lead the charge in pulling the confederate flag from the state grounds. >> absolutely. when you think about, i mean,
this should be a monumental week for the republican party in its efforts to start reaching out to nonwhite voters confederate flag this is a emotionally a moment of reconciliation between african-americans and southern republicans. and, of course we're talking about donald trump which is doing nothing but damage to the republican party's abilities to reach out to latinos. what it does i think it makes namye y namy haley that much higher on the short list. think about a year from now if the republican nominee feels they need somebody to show gender diversity and reach out nikki haley may be the perfect candidate. >> in a partisan effort what feels like a divided country. thank you, chuck todd. we'll see you later with "meet the press" with more on donald trump's evolving political views. let's go to francis who has a developing story on the all-out effort to save greece from the economic collapse. >> good morning. the eurozone finance ministers are in last ditch talk ourselves a possible greek bailout. the 19 nations are severely
divided over to provide more funds or allow a bankrupt greece to leave the group and the common currency. the greek government agreed to austerity measures but creditors are concerned the plan could be too little too late. here at home there was a terrifying moment for baltimore's mayor. she was greeting residents when a woman ran up and drenched her with a large cup of liquid. it turned out to be water. the mayor called the incident more shocking than anything else. a 37-year-old woman has been charged and arrested with second degree assault. a manhunt underway for missing baby. sheriffs in california say matthew graeme is armed and considered dangerous. the 23-year-old skipped a meeting with his parole officer and reportedly stole a gun and money from his mother. graeme is a person of interest in the search for the 6-middle 6-month-old little girl. a teen is back home in
connecticut after flying to visit a boyfriend in morocco. a trip she made without her mother's knowledge. she landed at jfk after meeting with a young man. her mother reported her missing when she didn't hear from the teen who was supposed to be visiting a friend in california. two cool vavolcanos are forcing hundred to flee. the mountain known as the volcano of fire erupted with huge plumes of ash and sincinders. the local airport has been closed. there's indonesia where a volcanic eruption on the island of bali is creating travel chaos. it stranded hundreds of passengers. in los angeles a long strange trip caught on cell phone. watch a car driving backwards down a winding cameron road. he could see a couple in the car there. they were able to drive the road in reverse without hitting
anyone or anything. as you can see just winding on down. police are trying to track them down for multiple violations. they're thinking what are they doing? >> the driver's license test where you had to 45 people. these people go a mile. that's crazy. >> it's scary, too. >> it's not so easy. >> thank you, francis. it's going to be a hot one this week across the country. dylan is here with a look at the forecast. it's heating up. >> very much so and dangerously hot for some areas. you need to stay hydrated in the midwest. keep an eye on the elderly and pets outdoors. with the ridge in the jet stream it will allow not only the heat but the humidity to build into areas across the plains states where we're looking for temperatures to be around 95 to 100 degrees. we have excessive heat warnings for kansas sticity itself. the feels like temperatures are 105 through 110.
i want to point out we could see severe storms today through minneapolis, especially this afternoon and evening. damaging wind good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. we're going to see similar conditions to yesterday. a few degrees warmer. temperatures range between 88 and 91 degrees. sunny and hot. winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. the seven day forecast shows heading into monday 89 degrees. another sunny and hot day. summer is definitely here. tuesday and wednesday, we track a chance of storms. temperatures drop down to the mid 80s. we'll clear up nicely as we head into the end of your work week. and that's your latest forecast. thank you to wimbledon where today roger federer is going for an eighth womenimbledon title. comes a day afterer is vina er is veeer is have a
aa -- serena williams wins her title. she did something that no one else accomplished in tennis for more than 25 years. joe fryer is outside wimbledon. >> good morning. >> all eyes today on the men's final. a battle that hits the top two players in the world against each other. federer and djokovic. er is vina will-- serena williams won her sixth title yesterday. with every big victory serena williams fills her trophy case and the history books. this makes her the oldest woman in tennis open era to win a major tournament. >> of all the grand slams, it was the one i hasn't won in awhile. >> she earned the so called serena slam winning the last four major tournaments. the u.s. open australian open french open and wimbledon. now if she triumphs in this year's u.s. open she'll score
the first calendar year grand slam since 1988. >> wouldn't you love it see her win a grand slam? >> absolutely. she would tie the opener are a record for most majors won with 22. >> i think she has to be standing there with claim to be the all time great. >> at 33 years old williams is practically ancient by pro tennis standards or maybe not. >> there seems to be a magic u age for tennis players now. >> roger federer is also 33. after a dry spell is playing some of the best tennis of his life. if he wins today, he'll be the oldest wimbledon men's champion in modern times. >> if you're willing to work hard and stay fit, your experience -- it helps to be older. >> in tennis perhaps 33 is the new 23. giving williams time to shatter even more records. >> she can continue to dominate
for years. it's not like this is going to be the last time we see serena do this at wimbledon. if she wants to hang around she can. >> heading into today federer has won more than 17 grand slams. winning today would bring the number to 18. >> to florida where the coach of the florida state university football team has reportedly told his players that bars are off limits. this after two of his players were charged with assaulting women. the latest in a string of domestic violence incidents. >> caught on camera florida state freshman deandre johnson in a scuffle with a woman in a bar when he punches her in the face. johnson pleaded not guilty. his lawyer contends the woman
provoked him with racial comments and kneeing him in the groin. this man allegedly punched another woman in the face. he's charged with misdemeanor battery. cook has been suspended indefinitely. johnson kicked off the team. coach jimbo fisher in a statement saying i don't tolerate the type of behavior that was captured on video and most recently alleged. i remain committed to educating our young men and holding them accountable for their actions. >> there has to be a group's consensus in the locker room that this is not acceptable behavior. i think making it more personalized bringing in experiences from peers to peers discussing how domestic violence impacted them. >> allegations of players behaving badly are not new. jameis winston this year's number one draft pick faces a civil suit of a woman accusing him of rape. the incidents follow the satisfy
storm that surrounded ray rice. suspended after he knocked out his then fiancè. charges were dismissed and while his successful appeal means he can play again, he still is looking for a job. also last week dallas cowboy greg hardy accused of assaulting and threatening and ex-girlfriend had his suspension cutting from ten years to four. the charges against him were dropped when his accuser failed to appear at trial. the nfl arbitrator ruling it happened before the rule change so hardy didn't have notice of the tougher punishment. back at fsu a new anti-violation program implemented by the school will be watched closely to see if it makes a difference. for "today" nbc news. young athletes are watching now and hopefully we don't have to report this again. a mean tweet against a pageant queen sparking a viral sensation. beautiful women share photographs of what they look like without makeup and a
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for what she looks like without makeup. dylan has more on this. >> yeah, it started with a tweet a few weeks ago that posted a picture from the account ncot no makeup standing for north carolina outstanding team. this is the same person in both pick pic -- pics. amazing what makeup can do. this is from isabel will gains. when she saw the post she was hurt but decided to embrace her fair-based look and take it further. she took a stand against cyber bullying and posted i used to be insecure about how i look without makeup i'll comfortable in my own skin and accepted i'm not flawless because i know i'm made in god's image. she tweeted a picture on her own terms using a #nomake upselfie. other beauty queens tweeted
their no make up selfie. here are other pictures from beauty queens and nonbeauty queens alike. if you want to support isabella yourself you can tweet your own selfie. i think all these girls look beautiful and it's nice they're taking a stand against cyber bully. >> i'm going to do it. >> i'll do it in a heart beat. >> liberating isn't it? still ahead new video from the highly anticipated movie. the wish your skin could bounce back as quickly as it used to? introducing neutrogena hydro boost water gel. instantly quenches skin to keep it supple and hydrated day after day. formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid which retains up to 1000 times its weight in water. this refreshing water gel plumps skin cells with intense hydration and locks it in. for supple, hydrated skin that bounces back. new hydro boost. from neutrogena.
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's a few minutes before 8:30 on in sunday. let's get a check of the first alert forecast from brittney shipp. already warm out there. >> that's right. warm conditions expected for us. we'll be above average with plenty of sunshine expected. let's take a live look outside. mostly sunny skies. there's a live look at boat house row and our current temperatures throughout the region. 75 in wildwood. 73 currently in millville. mid 7 o's for philadelphia. 67 in the poconos. coatsville at 72 degrees. wilmington at 73 as well. pretty nice start to the morning. our city planner shows us that as we head into the rest of today xpeshgts temperatures to get into the high 80s as early as 1:00 p.m. by 4:00 p.m. 88 degrees. today's high at 91. rosemary? >> thank you. this morning police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman at a popular philadelphia golf course. authorities say the woman was walking to work in overbrook early yesterday when the man grabbed her from behind. the victim told police the
attacker dragged her into the woods of the cobbs creek golf course and sexually assaulted her. the man then ran away afterwards. today the san juan pa bit offa parade will step off in camden. weather should cooperate. the parade begins at 7th and elm streets. it will end at the camden waterfront with a festival celebrating puerto rican culture. we'll see you back here in 30 minutes.
a terrariumrailer stole the show at comic con. are you a batman woman or spiderman? >> i'm batman. >> always batman but now my kids are in spiderman. >> don't switch! >> i'm kind of torn. >> welcome to "today," july 12 2015. a fantastic looking crowd on the plaza plaza. [ cheers and applause ] >> news on comic con ahead. we have a lot in this half our. we begin with the morning's
headlines. app manhunt underway for the drug lord. the mexican kingpin known as el chapo escaped from a maximum security prison it happened overnight. a popular rhode island beach is open today after a misysterious blast saturday sent a woman some six feet into the air. authorities incest they found no evidence of an explosive device or any threat to the public. and pope francis wrapping up his south america tour today. visiting a poverty-stricken area outside of paraguary. we'll introduce you to the talented teams to score coveted spot on the elite national youth orchestra. as a surprising twist around harper lee's highsecond book.
we go to lee's hometown. also ahead frightening moments for carrie underwood after her newborn baby got locked inside her car. certainly every parent's worst nightmare nightmare. what she did. >> it's scary. let's begin this half hour with a recent rush of coyote attacks in suburban neighborhoods across the country. in california alone there have been attacks on children in parks, playgrounds, garages even one family's living room. we have more frommer vine ermer vine california. >> the coyotes showing no fear. almost every one we talk to in the community has had a close call with a coyote. >> someone is going to catch you one day there, buddy. >> a standoff with a coyote that shows no fear in a southern california suburb where four children have been attacked. neighbors out for a walk arm themselves with sticks to
protect themselves with coyotes. the koez calls have people on edge. >> they started circling us. >> i threw my hands in the air and yelled and stomped my feet and he wasn't backing off. >> the attacks happened day and night. thankfully none of the children were seriously hurt. >> it's kind of normal for them to be here. it's just not right for them to attack people every week. >> in california the drought has been a big part of the problem driving coyotes into areas with food and water. when even in other parts of the country coyotes have been adapt adapting to city life. in chicago coyotes claws show wear from the pavement. >> they look like they're filed down. that's an urban coyote. >> in new york they traded mountain tops for rooftops. in scottsdale arizona a coyote in the fireplace. experts say part of the problem is many humans are not treating them as a threat. >> they are basically changing because we've changed. >> these days people are more likely to post pictures online than to try to scare them away. back inner vine, game wardens
started a neighborhood coyote watch. in an area where families fear coyotes more than coyotes fear them. >> it's a warning that something else is going to happen if we don't get control. >> so far they have rounded up eight of these coyotes. they actually did dna testing and matched some of those results from one of the coyotes in one of the victims. they're waiting for the other results to come back in. >> thank you. let's get a final check of the weather from dylan. not bad here now. >> yeah. right where we're standing not bad. we're going to see some stronger storms today especially in the area through southern plnminnesota. you see that's a moderate risk of strong storms later on this afternoon and evening. the big threat for lines and storms developing that could produce damaging wind gusts. isolated tornados are possible too. tomorrow it shifts a little farther to the south and east. moves to illinois and indiana that's the area where tomorrow we could see the strong storms. damaging wind gusts will be the
biggest threat. up-and-down the east coast it's a fantastic beach day. humid through the middle of the country with heat advisories and even excessive heat warnings in effect where will t will feel like 105 to 110. we'll top out in the 70s today and tomorrow. each afternoon through the good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. today we're going to see similar conditions to yesterday although a few degrees warmer. temperatures will range between 88 and 91 degrees. sunny and hot. winds owut of the south 5 to 10 miles per hour. monday, 89 degrees. a sunny and hot day. summer is definitely here. tuesday and wednesday, we track a chance of storms. temperatures drop to the mid 80s. we'll clear up nicely as we head into the end of your work week.
i love this. you have found more than $11 on the streets of new york city. did you spend it all in one place? >> no. >> think you'll find more? >> yeah i think. >> peter? >> $11 gets you a bottle water sometimes in this city. now to san diego where hollywood heavy weights made headlines at comic con on saturday. first, thriller for "star wars" fans seeing hans solo himself. the actor harrison making his first public appearance since the plane crash in march. a new trailer from batman versus superman "dawn of justice." jacob rascon was there. >> if comics are your passion, comic con is your paradise. what started 45 years ago as a consult gathering is now the largest nerd convention in the world. >> pretty much all things nerdy, you know. si-fi, fantasy, this is the place for it.
>> no shame. >> none. >> clearly. >> this is a golden egg for comics and fantasy characters. d.c. comice -- do you beat superman or not? >> of course! >> of course you win. does batman win or superman? >> we have a betting pool going on. >> copublishers are the real super heros of the d.c. entertainment. >> these characters have been around for seven plus decades. we want to keep them fresh and relevant and contemporary and modern. >> starring in comic con this year the latest "star wars"." the cast appearing together in public for the first time. >> i loved you in star wars. but as always the real attractions at comic-con. >> i love the strength of the female characters -- >> are the fans themselves. how do you go to the bathroom? [ inaudible ] where nobody is an outcast.
>> i've been overweight and been a geek and a nerd. but nobody cares. >> a different kind where life intimidates fantasy. jacob rascon. >> a whole new generation is being introduced to "star wars"." harrison ford made that surprise appearance on friday. his first public appearance since he crashed his plane last march. people asked him if he was as excited this time around. he said i still love it. >> how can you not? and just like all the generations from when we were kids to kids now. >> how his life has changed since he was in it the first time. coming up next the yellow minions raking in the green big time at the box office. a controversy over minion happy meals heating up at ♪ how's it progressing with the prisoner?
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this morning in "pop start" anticipation is building for the new batman versus superman movie as a new trailer is released and a close call for singer carrie underwood and her newborn baby. francis i are francis is covering it. we showed you the clip of the batman versus superman. we have the extended version of the action-packed trailer. take a look at that. >> he is not our enemy. >> black and blue. god versus man. >> day versus night.
>> all right. so got you, right? there's so much anticipation. you'll have to wait! the movie doesn't hit theaters until march of 2016. >> everything starts in 2016! ghost busters -- all the new movies. >> star wars in december right? >> right. pump the brakes. to another box office smash. the minions are ruling the big screen the movie from our sister company universal pictures is on track to bring in nearly $115 million this weekend making the second highest animated opening of all time. there's the controversy involving the minions that is heating up. some parents aren't too happy with mcdonalds latest talking minions the happy meal toy. they claim it use a particular four-letter word we can't say on tv at all. mcdonalds responded saying the toys speak minionese. as one who is learning minionese
from fluent children we have three of those toys. it's fine. it's fine. >> my 2-year-old daughter has gone from the frozen stage to the minions. minions! >> right there. thank god. time to switch gears people magazine john staymos checks into substance treatment. netflix prepares to roll out a reboot of his hit original series "full house." finally a big scare on saturday for singer carrie underwood. the american idol star was terrified when she realized her 4-month-old son and dog ss were accidentally locked inside her car. she tweeted this when your dogs manage to lock themselves and all your stuff, and the baby in the car and you have to break a window to get #whatare
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♪ ♪ now to the performance of a lifetime. last night for a group of talented teens from across america whose musical genius brought them to the bright lights of the big city. what does it take to get to carnegie hall? kerry sanders was there to find out. >> that's carnegie hall. for musicians performing here is a career top achievement. ♪ ♪ hard to believe just 11 days ago these teenagers, as young as 16 as old as 19 were meeting for the first time in a practice hall. >> okay. ♪ ♪ >> each learning what makes a
room full of prodigies into the collective national youth orchestra. ♪ ♪ among the 114 musicians here 16-year-old jason wang. he's from texas. where football is king. and if you play an instrument it's probably in a marching band. >> i doubt that most people actually know i play violin. >> not as if you are keeping a secret but you don't boast about it. >> i feel it's something i have keeping it to myself. i don't want people to think i'm, you know, arrogant. >> alex a competitive swimmer from south florida is also shy when it comes to his talent. he said he took up flute six years ago because it was small, better to hide it from his disawe proving friends. thankfully he's not hiding his
music anymore. >> i wouldn't be able to live without it. >> music is that important? >> yeah. >> music is something that i look up to like every day of my life. >> they're the best of the best. it's as hard as getting into an olympics team. >> the old joke how do you get to carnegie hall? >> practice practice practice. >> these kids will be practicing moths of their lives. >> practices like 17-year-old maggie cox from ohio. >> what do you say your friends back home? >> i don't get it. i told them i was at band camp. [ laughter ] >> that's one heck of a band camp. ♪ ♪ the performance last night left the audience breathless. [ cheers and applause ] for "today" kerry sanders nbc news new york. they are spectacular. as if playing carnegie hall is
not enough, the national youth orchestra will take the global stage. they go on tour of china for their first stop beijing. that's awesome. alex, maggie jason the whole group, congratulations! >> i love how you keep your talent secret and then you play carnegie hall and excel in other areas as well. >> right now we send it to francis in the orange room. today's plaza fan of the day. >> we're so excited! dylan, this is especially for us. sisters from boston. so excited to be here in new york! this is your time. take it away. >> still to come on today. harry smith on surprise from harper lee. first, these messages. ! ♪ to steady betty. to steady betty. fire it up! ♪ am i the only one with a meeting?
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. this morning on sundays with harry. the frenzy surrounding harper lee's second book "go set a watchman." >> are you ready? >> spoilers alert. the new book has been reviewed while it bears some similarities to can the kill a mockingbird. in this one atticus is anything be a hero. we spoke about miss lee and her amazing legacy. to kil"to kill a mockingbird" was published in 1960 in an america not quite ready to look et. cetera in the mirror. >> living in this place where racial slurs are as common.
then we get the book and it tells us, you know that we ought to be ashamed of ourselves. it does it in a rich story. it wrapped it in a story. >> a sermon delivered by the book's narrater a little girl scout. >> there's been some high talk around town to the effect that i shouldn't do much about defending this man. >> if you shouldn't be defending him then why are you doing it? >> i think it made it simple enough to go down. it's like that old remedy we used to have for colds. you know whisky but something sweet. something to get it done. >> tens of millions of copies have been sold. "to kill a mockingbird" may be a quince essential american novel. >> who gets to say they wrote one of the great reads of our time and one of the great
successful books of our time. who gets to say they changed the world? >> harper lee. >> harper lee does. there was never a follow up until now. go set a watchman an old harper lee manuscript will go on assessment at -- sale at midnight in alabama. >> what is it like in alabama? >> now we want to get a look at the new child, you know, see if it is ugly or not if see if its got his momma's eyes. >> what is it about the south that grows up folks who know how to use words so well? >> the smart people say that it's the, you know, that we live within. people like to say it's, you know that front porch. tell a story with imagery, detail. tell a story you can hang on the
air. the air is stick enough where it will stick. tell a story you can hang on the air. >> wow. harper collins is a publisher they printed 2 million of the books. people are lining up all over the place. now we know what part of the story is about. >> i'm thinking it's going to help a little bit with the reviews. >> we talked about it. i wonder if it will be the case. if it will make people want to read it. >> do you think the new book will change how people feel about "to kill a mockingbird"? >> it's all over twit per. do we see it in the same light or make it smarter or not as smart in there's a part that i love the other book so much -- >> that you don't want to -- >> i like that old one. right. i'm plenty familiar with the new version. >> and given the conversation in the country now a whole new development. >> and maybe it's the right time. >> thank you so much. before we go we want to remind you to be sure to tune in to "meet the press" chuck's panel
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right now on nbc 10 news today, a sex assault at a popular philadelphia golf course. this morning, the predator is on the loose. of achfter attacking a woman this weekend. a live update is straight ahead. plus, a deadly shooting at a philadelphia playground. this morning police are trying to track down the killer. the sun is shining on this sunday. we take a live look over center city. take advantage of the warm, dry weather today because we are tracking rain for the week ahead. details are coming up in the first alert forecast. good morning. this is nbc 10 news to dafrment i'm rosemary connors. it's 9:00 on this sunday. meteorologist brittney shipp is keeping an eye out there on the