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it's bad. >> we didn't have a chance to rebuild from the first one. rocket man is on a suicide mission. he doesn't understand his own bill or he lied to me. good morning. welcome to "sunday today" on september 24th. i'm willie geist. we are live this morning from los angeles. this will be an nfl sunday unlike any we've seen as president trump continues his campaign this morning on twitter to have players who protest the national anthem suspended or as he says, fired. this as tensions on high alert. north korea threatening to fire
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missiles at main land u.s. president trump is saying the foreign minister and kim jong-un won't be around much longer if they keep it up. north korea, the nfl, and john mccain on the president's sights. a sunday sitdown here in hollywood with mindy kaling. we talked with the ground breaking writer, producer and actor, the last season of the show and the new baby on the way. >> do you have a vision of what kind of mom you're going to be? >> it's so easy to criticize parenting until you're a parent so one of the nice things about becoming a parent is that i'll be able to openly criticize other parents who have a child. >> sunday sit down with mindy kaeling plus harry smith later in the show. let's begin with the escalating war of words with president trump and north korea. the president taunting north korea and its new leader with a
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tweet overnight. nbc's kelly o'donnell is in new jersey where the president is spending the weekend. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. a new exchange of threatening words between the united states and north korea and that comes after each country carried out its own demonstration of national resolve. first the president responded to the foreign minister of north korea. the president tweeted, just heard foreign minister of north korea speak at u.n. if he echos thoughts of little rocket man, they won't be around much longer. north korea's foreign minister referred to mr. trump as president evil and said his threats of military act said rockets reaching the u.s. main land will be inevidenceable. air force b 1 b bombers flew a message traveling over international waters closer to north korea and that country's capital carried out a massive citizens march where thousands protested against the united
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states. it was also considered a demonstration against president trump's words threatening to use military force to destroy north korea if kim jong-un continued with his prove vocations and threats. >> kelly o'donnell in new jersey with the president. thank you. president trump taking on some of the biggest names in professional sports across a couple of sports. the president calling out nfl players who do not stand for the national anthem and attacking the league for not punishing those players. he rescinded an invitation for the golden state warriors. morgan, good morning. >> willie, good morning. the jets will be facing off against the dolphins just here in met life stadium.
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all eyes will be on the pre-game national anthem. if nfl fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our flag and country, you will see change take place fast. the question is if that change is going to happen today. >> tonight i'm taking a knee for america. >> reporter: overnight, a show of solidarity across the country in response to the president picking a fight with professional athletes. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of a [ bleep ] off the field right now. >> reporter: at a rally friday night, trump took aim at a player like colin kaepernick. nfl commissioner roger goodell quickly fired back, divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the nfl, our great game and
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all of our players. the president then doubled down with another tweet posting, roger goodell just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country. tell them to stand. >> the president has -- the things that he said and the things that he hasn't said in the right times that we won't stand for it. >> reporter: on saturday the president also went after reining nba champions the golden state champions after star steph curry and his teammates said they were considering turning down an invitation. trump wrote going to the white house is considered a great honor for a championship team. stechb curry is hesitating, therefore the invitation is withdrawn. >> not surprised. you know, he was going to break up with us before we could break up with him. >> but the backlash from other nba super stars was more blunt. he took to twitter calling him a
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bum. kobe bryant posted, a potus whose name alone creates division can't make america great again. we believe there is nothing more american than our citizens having the right to express themselves freely on matters important to them. a sentiment echoed by nba commissioner, adam silver. i am proud of our players for taking an active role in their communities and continuing to speak out on critically important issues, issues that will take center stage as players take the field later this afternoon. >> reporter: more nfl players are expected to take a knee at games all throughout the country today. in fact, you can already see fans lining up here behind me watching to see what those nfl players are going to do. willie? >> morgan. thank you. chuck todd is moderator of "meet the press." i want to underline this press. quote, just heard foreign
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minister of north korea speak at u.n. if he echos thoughts of little rocket man, they won't be around much longer. we're not in the election anymore. now they're saying we will eliminate your country effectively if this continues. >> reporter: right. this back and forth and it's an escalation of rhetoric, but at the same time it's devaluing potentially what this rhetoric means with this school yard taunt. look, i was talking to some diplomatic folks around washington. the biggest concern they have now in all of this besides the big concern is that somehow one of these taunts leads to a hot war or some sort of military confrontation, but that the other fear is that it's inviting another country to basically bring peace to the world. it's inviting china to play the role of mediator that the
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unintended consequence will be to lower the stature of the united states around the world. normally it's the united states that's brought in to de-escalate tensions and yet we're on the side of escalating and we're looking for someone else or i think we're all hoping for emergency diplomacy. we're leaving ourselves open to losing our stature around the world and handing it off to somebody else. >> chuck, some of those same foreign policy leaders that you and i talked to were actually praising the trump administration and the president for those sanctions this week that put the screws a little bit to china and the banking system as an effective means. you have to wonder why the president if it's working that way diplomatically or beginning to work, why go down this route again. maybe there's not an answer to this question. >> reporter: there's not, other than that this is how he roles. he just can't help himself and i think he believes it is effective. you know, he will -- one of the rationals he'll say is, hey, if
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it moves and motivates china to do something, maybe this was all worth it. let's talk about his feud with the nfl, with the league, with the players who protested around the nfl. he's tweeting encouraging owners to fire, suspend players who protest today. we've set ourselves up for a remarkable day in the united states today. >> i think so, too. >> with these football games across stadiums, across the country what's it going to look like, chuck? >> i think it's -- i'm going to have mike tirico on, our colleague at nbc sports. we were exchanging texts yesterday. he's going to talk about it on "meet the press." he said the locker rooms are very emotional. we've seen reports how this is sparking a lot of outrage and debate inside the locker rooms. we don't know if some of these locker rooms are going to be polarized or not, how much they rally around each other. i think there's no doubt, today
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sunday football is going to be dominated by off the field issues more than on the field. let me tell you something else here, willie. the white house likes this fight. they think it is ultimately good politics for them. they think they're on the right side of this and somehow it will be the left or some of the players that overstep. i don't know. we'll see. this feels like a culture war that's exploding right before our eyes. >> he's really, chuck, this week leaned into this culture war. >> reporter: yes. >> this came out of nowhere for a rally for a senator. here comes the nfl. here comes the league's not what it used to be. is he doing this because of the failure it appears now of graham casady and that again there's not going to be a health care law? >> reporter: can i tell you, when he was getting grief from his base on daca he suddenly threw chum in the water and going after espn. here we go again, john mccain
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says he's a no vote. it changes the tone of that rally in alabama and all of a sudden here comes the president ripping on the nfl. what are we talking about this morning, a fight with the nfl which the white house thinks is a good fight for them when it comes to their politics. we're not talking about the umpteenth fail our to get repeal and replace in. >> chuck todd, thanks as always. we'll see you on "meet the press". some other headlines this morning. in mexico city, the search for survivors is entering the fifth day. it's killed 300 people so far. more panic for an overwhelmed area when an after shock rattled the country. nbc's miguel almaguer is in the country. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. as you can see, the rescue workers are working around the
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clock. there was another scare this morning, a 5.7 after shock. off the coast. as you mentioned, yesterday another major after shock, this time 6.2 centered near wahaka. big in size but fairly small in terms of the damage that it caused. this comes as the rescue efforts continue for a fifth straight day. rescue teams say they are running out of time but still optimistic they can find survivors. the death toll stands at roughly 300. there is fear that number could rise. some 20,000 people are homeless. another 4,000 have serious injuries. willie, at the factory behind me, they say there are six people that may be alive buried beneath the rubble. rescue teams say they will be there. victims didn't survive the quake in that building. >> let's hope they can get to
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the survivors with the clock ticking. thank you very much. we are keeping a close eye on a dam in northwest puerto rico still holding after a foot of rain fell. there are concerns the dam would breech. that has not happened yet. dylan will have more on maria and the potential to hit the east coast in a moment. meanwhile, first lady melania trump is back from her first solo trip to a foreign country. she went to toronto to lead the invictus games. she met with prime minister justin trudeau and prince harry who created the games. she attended the opening ceremony. also in attendance at the invictus game, megan marco. let's go back to new york now to check in with dylan for the forecast. dylan, i feel like this is "home
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alone." we wanted a trip west and we forgot to bring dylan. >> thanks a lot. it's going to be 90 degrees here today. >> better weather than we have. >> exactly. let's talk about the weather and what we're going to see across the country today. it does focus on hurricane maria. category 2 storm. it is huge. winds are at 110 miles per hour. the track from the national hurricane center has it weakening to a hurricane 1. we will see rip currents, rough surf, possibly beach occurrence along the good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist krystal klei. a hot day ahead of us. humidity will pick up just a tad today as well. 91 degrees and 90 in summer ton, temperatures way warmer than average. we should be around 75 degrees.
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88 in landsdale. allentown up to 88 degrees. in new jersey, trenton, a high of 89. the same for hamilton. cape may, 82 for a high temperature. upper 80s to low 90s in delaware. and that's your latest forecast. willie, i should shout, back to you. >> there it is. >> doesn't work on tv. >> straight ahead, the highs and the lows of the week including the boy who got the only thing he wanted from his mom and dad on his birthday. we'll show you his awesome celebration. how would you like to pull up at a stop light. the giant russian bear who crews around on a motorcycle. plus, in a week when "rolling stone" went up for sale, we'll look at how they're fighting to survive in a world gone digital. >> we collectively have to understand we're not a magazine company. >> it's all coming up on "sunday today."
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so swing by your local walgreens today. walgreens. at the corner of happy & healthy. time now to whip through the highs and the lows of the week. our first high goes to a little boy getting his birthday wish. dominic had his seventh birthday. come to mick dominic's parents are not married. what did you wish for? >> my mommy and daddy to marry. >> will you marry me? >> are you kidding me? >> dad said he hadn't planned that with dominic but was counting his son to give the answer he did. dominic delivered and then punctuated the moment with this. >> i'm going to be a son!
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>> that part we already had taken care of, dominic. congratulations to the family and happy birthday, big guy. our first low has a swimming pool, beer pong, an adorable 5-year-old running around with a knife. that little boy named jonathan became a huge viral sensation when he was caught on video telling the grownups with a smile on his face that he was running with a big old knife. >> let me see what you have. >> a knife! >> no! >> knife kid as the internet dubs him apparently snatched it from the uncle's back pocket and then made a run for it. littlejohn than was intercepted initially on the other side of that pool not before becoming a viral star. the video was posted to twitter and at last check had been liked more than a quarter million times. we do hope he was spoken to about interrupting an intense
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game of afternoon beer pong. our next high goes to life's vibrant colors seen for the first time at the age of 66. william reed is a body builder who's been color blind every day of his life. on his 66th birthday his family chipped in to give him a pair of expensive enchroma glasses. when he flips them on, magic. >> now you have rose colored glasses, baby. >> oh, my goodness. >> william spent his birthday taking in the world in vivid color and maf developi marvelli.
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors.
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just a few minutes before 8:30 on this sunday. it's a warm one already. meteorologist krystal klei tracking the steamy forecast ahead. crystal, fill us in. >> take a look at radar and satellite. a clear picture across the region, a really nice day in terms of sky conditions. no rain to wore about. temperatures are warm up nicely. 72 in philadelphia and 70 in coatesville, trenton, you're at 70. 83 at 11:00 a.m. 90 by the time we get to 2:00. eagles fans rearing today for the home opener at the linc. early bird tailgaters. they were enjoying games, cooking food, getting excited. now to a live look inside the linc. the birds face the giants this afternoon at 1:00. nbc 10 is your official station. that means we have exclusive
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coverage of the birds starting at 9:30 with "eagles gameday kickoff." owner jeffrey lurie says he supports players taking a knee to call attention to injustice. lurie and other nfl owners are speaking out after president trump urged teams to fire players who don't stand during the national anthem. i'm rosemary connors. i'll be back at 9:00 with more news and first alert weather.
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maybe i won't get married, you know? maybe it's one of those eat, pray, love things. i don't want to pray. i'll die alone. >> that is mindy kaling on "the mindy project." she served as executive producer and star. the sixth and final season of "the mindy project" launched on hue lieu. this week she posted a photo on the set. kaling's success who is not afraid to talk about the most uncomfortable details of life has made her a role model. she's the first indian american woman to star in her own sitcom, "time magazine" named her as one of the world's most influential people and now she's an expecting mother. mindy invited us to the set of
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"the mind bey project" on stage 42. for a sunday sitdown. >> willie geist. >> how you doing in. >> welcome to my set. >> we're rolling, everybody. live set! >> isn't this the fanciest doctor's office. >> this is like a nice new york apartment, not a doctor's office. >> the kind of doctor she is is the kind of doctor that would never see you. >> whether she's real life mindy or tv character mindy, mindy kaling makes you laugh. >> i can't wait to die. my funeral is going to be off the chain. cocktail, ashes around the rim. >> kaling is a smart, confident, stylish powerhouse. ♪ we belong together, ryan >> but she wasn't always so bold. >> i read that when you were a kid you were not only shy but you described yourself as a
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silent child. >> in my house we were both in awe of my parents but also kind of terrified of them. my mom said being perceptive was a better quality than being percepti perceptive. >> listen than you talk. >> a little bit. for sure. there are time to talk later. nobody can get me to shut up. >> she was raised in cambridge, massachusetts. her mother, an obstetrician, her father, an architect. mindy's career as a writer started as a way to keep busy after school. >> true or false, when you were a young girl you would go into your mother's doctor's office with a typewriter. >> yes. >> while women were having blood drawn and everything else, you were in there knocking out poems. >> they would take their blood and there would be a chubby indian kid with glasses. she would give me a piece of paper, write something, if you're bother you're bored. >> were they good? >> no. >> at dartmouth college she
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wrote. >> that took some guts i imagine for a shy kid. >> oh, for sure. especially since i didn't look like a performer. it was the writing that gave me the confidence to go into the performing side of it. >> kaling's favorite comedian was conan o'brien. in fact, she admits, she was obsessed with him. >> the obsession you have as a 14-year-old are what you'll have in life. >> at 19 years old kaling earned an internship on conan's show in new york. >> i wouldn't do my things i was hired to do, i would follow you around. >> i remember that part. >> just a year out of college kaling wrote and starred with her friend brenda withers. in a hot ticket. it was called "matt and ben." the play was the writing
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partner's fictional comedic idea of matt damon and ben affleck's friendship. mindy played affleck. >> i saw you in that show in 2003. >> oh, my god. that's a 90 seat theater. >> i saw it with my mother. >> your mom is so cool. >> have you ever talked to ben affleck about that? >> i saw him backstage at the sag awards. he was very nice about it. he heard about it obviously. i think it would have been different if we were two white men playing them. subtle differences if we were so angry at them for having the job i wanted. ben affleck never took the job i felt i was qualified for. i should have been that man. why am i not in "argo." >> "matt and ben" caught the eye of the producer of "the office."
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in 2005 hired her as a writer and then cast her. >> i don't talk trash, i talk smack. they're totally different. trash is hypothetical. your mom is so fat she could eat internet but smack talk is happening right now. like you're ugly and i know it for a fact because i've got the evidence right there. >> what do you mean? >> after eight seasons on "the office" including a run as the exi cantive producer, she began to develop the idea of her own show "the mindy project." nbc passed by fox took it. >> your weekend sounded really depressing and your weekend sounded disgusting. >> as her career was taking off, her mother was fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer. the same day mindy's show was green lit, her mother and her
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best friend died. mindy's father moved to los angeles to be close to his daughter. >> my mom was incredibly fierce and so devoted to us, but was just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did. >> folks, quiet please. >> can you give us a window into the season. pick up where we left off. >> so my character finally got the thing she wanted her entire life, which is to get married. >> with this super rare, unbelievably expensive comic book, i wanted to know, will you marry me? >> like so many people, we wanted to show it was not at all what she expected. i love playing this character. she has so many flaws but she's ultimately a good person. that's exactly like every woman i know. >> what does it feel like to be that kind of role model? >> at first it was terrifying. once i was on camera i realized there was no one that looked like me so i was representing a larger group of women. i have to be careful.
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>> so the word in business, mindy, is that you like to snatch memorabilia from sets and take it home from you. >> who wouldn't? this set is so pretty. >> do you start to feel the creep of the end a little bit? >> i do. >> yeah? >> every morning. i've been counting the days. when a show ends be, i can't just go walking around like i'm the star of the show anymore. with the end of "the mindy project" comes the beginning of a new one. motherhood. mindy confirmed to us that she is expecting. >> do you have a vision of what kind of mom you're going to be? i mean, you had a great mom who was your best friend as you said. do you imagine what kind of mother you want to be? >> well, it's so easy to criticize parenting until you're a parent so one of the nice things about becoming a parent is i'll be able to openly criticize other parents because i will have a child. >> do you think you'll be the fun mom? i think that's the expectation. >> i'm happy that's what i project. right now i feel so anxious. i'd like to be the fun mom.
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i know i'm going to be the dorky mom. i can be fun, too. i think that would be nice. >> mindy's going to be a great mom. the final season of "the mindy project" is streaming on hulu. next week we'll look at the stars with famed astro physicist kneel degraph tyson. he walked dogs to raise money for his first telescope. now the celebrity face of science in america. that's next week on "sunday today." >> this week is going to start off hot. temperatures in the eastern half of the country feeling more like summer in the 80s appnd 90s. by tuesday a lot of the storms will fizzle out. you can see areas like chicago drop back down into the mid 70s. much better than it has been. we'll keep an eye on the east
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coast of north carolina especially in the outer banks. th the end of e week most of good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist krystal klei. we have a hot day ahead of us and humidity will pick up just a tad today as well. 91 degrees, 90 in summer ton. these are temperatures way warmer than average. we should be around 75 degrees. 88 in lands dale. allentown up to 88 degrees. in new jersey, trenton, a high of 89. the same for hamilton. cape may, 82 for a high temperature. upper 80s to low 90s in delaware. wilmington a high of 90. and that's yourour latest forecast. willie? >> thanks, dylan. next on "sunday today." hugh hefner built "playboy" magazine into an empire. now he's counting on his now he's counting on his millennial son to save it. baa , have you any wool? no sir, no sir,
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rolling stone magazine put a sign in the yard. they're saying, quote, it's time for young people to run it. rolling stone is not the first long running magazine to feel the pressures of a new digital media world. "playboy" has a history dating back to the first year of the eisenhower administration. hugh hefner's iconic magazine has struggled to keep up with the pace of the web. steve patterson shines a spot line on the younger hefner now tabbed with saving the family brand. >> reporter: it's an american icon that for generations of men served as the ultimate guide to the good life. this is the world of "playboy" enterprises. in 1953 hugh hefner found the the magazine that would spark a media empire launching a full
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blend of full nudity and content that shaped the sexual revolution. now in a position once held by his father, heff's look alike millennial son, 26-year-old is charged with reshaping the brand in an ever changing digital, social landscape. >> we collectively as a team have to understand we're not a magazine company. we're a digital brand. >> why have it if it's not profitable? >> because it's iconic. >> reporter: with provocative information just a click away -- >> we wouldn't be here if that's all people consumed our brand for. >> reporter: with high brand recognition, sales of merchandise at $1.5 billion globally, hefner is bullish on the bunny. >> this is something people do
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buy into. it's the reason that why we're a brand that when we have made mistakes people still root for it. come on upstairs. >> reporter: nowhere is that meeting more than at the spiritual home of the mansion. >> this is the house you grew up in. >> yeah, it was a remarkable place to grow up. >> and at the top a treasure trove of hugh hefner's memories stored in 900 volumes including the letter a young heff wrote in 1953. >> dear mom and dad. >> thanking them for a loan. >> this is 1,000 that my grandma gave to my dad to start this. >> reporter: recently the company has been plagued with management turmoil and an identity crisis, challenges hefner had to face. transforming "playboy" from a magazine publisher to a media
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brand. >> it was strange being the young guy saying, this is the direction we should move. >> reporter: he publicly criticized management's decisions, the biggest coming in 2016. >> the easiest example that i can point to is going on nude. how can we be play boy without something that fundamentally makes us play boy. >> was it right for you to publicly speak out about the company? >> there came a time when my father and the company and my family's legacy i felt was in jeopardy. >> reporter: forced out and when management's positions weren't paying off -- >> i was asked to come back. >> reporter: what made you specific to it. >> the biggest reason for staying was duty and loyalty to family. >> reporter: now hefner and his staff are moving into the future. >> push the boundaries. >> cool. >> reporter: while staying true to its roots, a nude play mate
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of the month. >> it's an iconic brand. everything about it has stayed and always stayed revolutionary and relevant. >> in 2017 when you say "playboy," what does that mean? >> freedom. americana. the right to choose. the philosophy that sophistication and sex should sit next to each other. >> reporter: for "sunday today," steve patterson jo koomting up next on "sunday today." >> i've been doing this work for a long time. i have not come across a place as intact, beautiful and special as this. harry smith takes us to an untouched place. the pioneering first lady of racing who brought us the racing who brought us the greatest thoroughb hi. oh, hi!
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about 500 miles north of us here in los angeles not far from the border of nevada sits a rare natural wonder left to grow and blossom for a century without the interference of man. our man, harry smith, was lucky
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enough to step inside the gates for our sunday closer. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: out near truckee is a meadow. it's just about as close to unspoiled as a piece of california land can be, and for more than 1,000 years locked behind a gate. >> this is the secret garden? >> yeah. >> reporter: kristin is with the nature conconservancy. her mission is to find places like this and save them. >> we're walking through dry sage. as soon as we get out to the surface it will get wetter and wetter as we move across the surface. >> reporter: whoa, wait a minute. what's a fem. >> what's a fem? >> it's like a bog. organic material is forming.
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we're going to be walking on a spongy floating matt. >> we could be standing on something that if i took the wrong step i could -- >> you could possibly fall in and i have seen it happen before, but hopefully it won't happen to you today. >> there's a lot to love about the fem. the wild flowers are glorious. have you ever seen a rain orchid? >> this is an orchid right here. it likes to grow in wet places. >> it's in the right place. >> reporter: so beautiful. everywhere we looked, it seemed, a different species. more than 300 in fact. >> the common name for this is ranger's button. ranger button. you can imagine a ranger with buttons. >> sure. oh, golly. this place is just -- >> it is. yeah. >> can you help but smile when you're here? >> it's hard not to. it's hard not to. >> wow, that's great. >> reporter: as great as it all
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seems, the true majesty of the place was soon to be revealed. up above, the pacific crest, the back bone of the sierra nevada mountains. >> so this meadow was formed by a glacier, and you can think about the bowl shape that we have here. >> reporter: sure. >> and the glacier sitting right on top of where we are right now and forming this meadow so carving out this valley over time. >> reporter: that glacier did a really good job. >> pretty beautiful spot, that's for sure. >> reporter: places like this are rare. private land that's been barely used. it's almost like it was before settlers came. >> i've been doing this work for a long time and i have not come across a place that's as intact and beautiful as this is. >> reporter: jason peltier says its value is priceless.
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>> we look to a very uncertain future with more and more people living on the planet. these kinds of natural resources are not just nice to have but critical of food and water. we think protecting them is not just nice but all essential if we're going to have a happy life. >> reporter: not so many years ago there were plans to develop this property into a golf course, but with the partnership of the truckee donor land trust and the nature conservancy, it's been saved. in the not too distant future it will be open to the public. imagine. for "sunday today," harry smith, nbc news, from the secret garden. >> how cool is that. harry, thank you. this week we highlight another life well lived. in 1970 penny tweedy lost a coin
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toss. the horse she settled for turned out to be the greatest thoroughbred ever to race around a track. >> unbelievable. an amazing performance. hits the finish 25 lengths in front and look at penny tweety. she's having the time of her life. >> in 197 1973 penny's horse see tear riat won and became the sport's icahn. she was something as a publicist for her horse saying the horse can't talk but i can. in 1967 penny had taken over her father's virginia horse farm as her health failed. she attended could he lum be yeah business school.
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by 1972 she won the belmont. she became the first woman president of the thoroughbred owners and breeders association. in 2010 she was portrayed by dye an lane in the movie "secretariat." she was quoted as saying, the track is very much a man's world. i don't want to be one of the boys, i want to be treated like a lady. penny died at home in boulder, colorado. colorado. she was 95 years old. enamel is the strong, white, colorado. she was 95 years old. outer layer of your tooth surface. the thing that's really important to dentists is to make sure that that enamel stays strong and resilient for a lifetime the more that we can strengthen and re-harden that tooth surface, the whiter their patients' teeth are going to be. dentists are going to really want to recommend pronamel strong and bright. it helps to strengthen and re-harden the enamel. it also has stain lifting action. it's going to give their patients the protection that they need and the whiter teeth that they want.
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we close this morning in los angeles with a look at what's next this week. president trump says he principaplans to
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visit puerto rico. parts of puerto rico expected to be without power for months and the president has pledged the full support of the federal government. dylan, what are you looking at? >> we've got some familiar faces returning to tv on thursday. 11 years after it went off the air "will and grace" is back. the pioneering show paved the way for gay characters on tv. you can binge watch the entire series on hulu and the nbc app. >> i'll see you back in new york in a couple of days. thank you and thank you for spending part of your morning with us. we'll see you back here next week on "sunday today." megyn kelly with her final thought as her new show premiers tomorrow. >> the single most important lesson i have learned is that no tomorrow is promised. you know, you only get one chance, and you have to do better. you have to be better. you have to settle for more.
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fran grenier. new jersey born and raised. like his father before him, he served our country with honor in the navy. came home and worked his way up from floor technician to supervisor at the salem power plant. as a husband and father, grenier knows how families struggle to make ends meet. that's why he'll fight to cut our taxes, and stand up to career politicians like steve sweeney. if we want to change trenton, there's only one way.
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fran grenier. right now on nbc 10 news today, game on. the parking lot at lincoln financial field packed with fans fired up for the eagles' home opener against rival new york giants. this morning we're live at the linc. taking on the nfl on twitter. new this morning president trump targets teams and players over the national anthem controversy. summer's second act. the leaves on the trees are changing. football is here but down the shore, hey, a great beach day. we have the details coming up in the first alert neighborhood forecast. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today thanks for being with us. i'm rosemary connors. it's 9:00 on this sunday. we have a lot to. let's start with t

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