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good morning. trump and clinton on top. the billionaire republican riding high this morning after a big win in south carolina. >> let's put this thing away and let's make america great again. thank you very much. >> marco rubio edging out ted cruz for second. >> well, now the children of the reagan revolution are ready to
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>> and an emotional jeb bush calls it quits. >> so tonight i am suspending my campaign. yeah, yeah. >> while on the democratic side, hillary clinton clinches a much needed win in nevada. >> some may have doubted us, but we never doubted each other. >> bernie sanders promising his supporters that this isn't over. we're live on the campaign trail. breaking overnight, deadly shootings. a horrific scene in michigan as a gunman goes on a rampage. >> 5581 south 9th street, 5581 south 9th street at cracker barrel, shots fired. >> randomly shooting at people for almost five hours, the gunman going to three different locations, killing six people including a father and son. police finally grabbing the man believed to be the shooter. we're live on the scene. what will she say? camille cosby now in the middle of the legal battle against bill cosby as she is set to be
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suit against him. and forever friends, a highly anticipated reunion as the "friends" cast sits down all together for the first time in nearly 12 years. >> how you doing? >> how it feels for them to be back together after all these years today, sunday, february 21st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm sheinelle jones, erica is enjoying the morning off. >> i'm craig melvin with dylan dreyer. it is a busy sunday morning with a lot to get to. let's look at the results from saturday's presidential races. donald trump with a huge win in south carolina, his second primary win in a row. marco rubio coming in second. ted cruz in third. >> meanwhile, hillary clinton
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nevada neck and neck but clinton wound up edging sanders by about 6%. >> full coverage just ahead. there is a story breaking now that we want to get to first this morning. a terrible scene in kalamazoo, michigan, where a gunman started shooting randomly at people from his car. six people killed so far, including a father and son, while a 14-year-old girl is fighting for her life this hour. nbc's blake mccoy is in kalamazoo with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, craig. this terrifying ordeal began around 6:00 p.m. last night, a shooter rampaging the city of kalamazoo here. three different shooting locations and as you mentioned, among the victims, a 14-year-old girl. a shooting spree that rocked kalamazoo, michigan, began here, just before 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot of this apartment complex. a mother with her three children gunned down. right now she is in serious condition. then shortly after 10:00 p.m.,
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18-year-old son killed at a local car dealership. >> we have somebody just driving around, finding people and shooting them dead in their tracks. >> reporter: the shots continued 15 minutes later up the road at a cracker barrel restaurant, five people in two separate cars shot. >> 5581 south 9th street, 5581 south 9th street at cracker barrel, shots fired. >> reporter: four women dead at the scene, a fifth, a 14-year-old girl, is said to be in grave condition. at 12:40 a.m., more than six hours after the first shots rang out, 45-year-old jason brian dalton was taken into custody, police say without incident. overnight, police searching his home and vehicle where they say they found a gun. the victims appear to have been chosen at random. >> we're very confident that we have the right person in custody. we have significant evidence. >> reporter: as you said, they are confident they have the right man.
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tying him to the shooting beyond the gun they found in his car they would not elaborate. at this point, a motive is unknown. and authorities say that is the million dollar question this morning. guys? >> awful scene there in kalamazoo, michigan, thank you. to politics now and donald trump's big victory in south carolina. the republican front-runner now with two primary wins under his belt. it was a neck and neck race for second place. we have full coverage and analysis this morning on both sides. but let's begin with nbc's gabe gutierrez in tennessee. good morning. >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning. overnight, marco rubio's campaign raced here to tennessee for a rally later today. already looking ahead to super tuesday. but the man to beat, that brash billionaire who defied all odd s. roaring to victory in south carolina this morning, donald trump is steam rolling toward the gop nomination. >> nothing easy about running for president, i can tell you. it is tough. it is nasty. it is mean.
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it is beautiful. >> reporter: but surging to second place, marco rubio, riding the endorsement of popular governor nikki haley. >> now the children of the reagan revolution are ready to assume the mantle of leadership. >> reporter: and bouncing back from a disastrous finish in new hampshire. >> after tonight this has become a three-person race and we will win the nomination. >> reporter: that race now intensifying rubio edging out ted cruz who fought hard for evangelicals in the first primary of the south, which drew record turnout. now, a heated battle over who can stop the trump juggernaut. >> we are the only campaign that has beaten and can beat donald trump. >> reporter: and the scramble is on for donors after the endical dynasty. >> tonight i am suspending my campaign.
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>> reporter: anbush finishing fourth in single digits despite his brother and mother campaigning for him. twoo south carolina, only one emerged. >> i feel like a lot of the people are people we will welcome on our team. >> reporter: now on to nevada where republicans will caucus on tuesday. trump towering over vegas,t of his childhood there. cruz rolling the dice, trying to regain momentum. >> come out and caucus for 's put this thing away and let's make america great again. thank you very much. thank you very much.n kasich wasn't even in south carolina last night, choosing instead to focus on super tuesday battles in the the midwest. dr. ben carson finished a distant sixth, but he's vowing to stay in the race. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. >> chuck todd is moderator of
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good morning to you. >> good morning, as he'll tell you later this morning, it was a huge night for donald trump, record turnout in south carolina. 46 counties in donald trump won all but three. is his nomination a foregone conclusion at this point, chuck? >> if this were any otherhat's what we would be talking about this morning. no other republican has won back-to-back like this since 1980 and not become the republican nominee. that's how bigthis win is. look, cruz and rubio have resources. cruz and rubio have paths to the doubt about it. but donald trump has the easiest path to the nomination now. the question is, does three-way race, narrowed down to two? the only question that republicans had about trump now is whether he can win in a one on one. get there in time to test that premise or will he have already racked up enough delegates and enough wins by,
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and i think that's what is going to be the next ten days, this sort of fight between cruz and rubio to become the trump s it sort itself out in time to actually create a stop trump movement that can >> we have b some of the exit polling this morning and there was one particular nugget that really caught our attention, want to put it on our screen for our viewers at home.ed of south carolina gop voters, do you support banningtering the united states. 74% of folks yesterday said they supported that. what does that tell you, chuck? >> look, i think donald trump's more in electorate than anybody else. not marco rubio, not jeb bush, why he's out of this race, not and i think that that -- that has been what is probably the -- probably the best explanation for why otherans have failed where donald trump has succeeded.
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the most declarative, toughest talk, whether it is on immigration, whether it is on dealing with isis or and that talk has what has animated the republican base. so, again, i think it shows you donald trump's more in tune with where the republican party everybody else running. >> to be clear, that's banning muslims who are not u.s. citizens from entering the country by the way. don't go away. we want to come back to you in >> all right. >> we turn to the democrats where hillary clinton came out on top in the caucuses in nevada on saturday. it is giving her a boost headingna, but bernie sanders says he's only begun to fight. nbc's kristen welker is in las vegas. good morning. >> reporter: sheinelle, goodyou. the clinton campaign is celebrating this morning and also breathing a big sigh of relief. the polls were deadlockedhe caucuses here, but in the end, clinton pulled off a decisive victory, restoring the momentum she lising defeat in new hampshire. >> hello, houston!
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taking her campaign to the state saturday night. >> we just won nevada! >> reporter: a texas-sized celebration, coming on the heels of a pivotal win for linched the nevada caucuses earlier in the day. >> this one's for you. i want to congratulate senator on a hard fought race here. >> reporter: senator sanders conceding before a crowd of dedicated hey ran very aggressive, effective campaign and i applaud them for their efforts. >> reporter: the loss raisesut sanders strength and more diverse states. african-americans chose clinton still, sanders urged his supporters not to give up. >> i believe that when democratsiladelphia, in july, at that convention, we are going to see the results of one of the great political upsets in the united
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>> reporter: and there are some encouraging signs. sanders won more latino votes here and trounced clintonung caucusgoers, netting 72%. clinton ramping up her outreach. >> it is not enough just toore affordable. you need help right now with the debt you already have. >> reporter: the win gives clinton a bump, as sheth carolina, super tuesday, and southern states, where african-americans make up a large part of the electorate. actor morgan freeman another ad for clinton suggesting hillary has always stood with us. >> and makes their mothers fight for justice her own. >> reporter: but for her nevada, it is all about savoring this moment. >> hillary! hillary! >> thank you. thank youorter: secretary clinton will spend the next two days fund-raising in california trying to match the millions that senator sanders raised online. he outpaced her in january, but she has nearly twice the amount of cash on hand.
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>> thank you. let's bring again. you can see it on hillary clinton's face. she looked relieved last night with really a solid win. how critical was this win for her campaign and for bernie how damaging was it for him? especially in terms of his momentum? >> look, a loss here for hillaryave meant the first three contests she would have lost two out of three, and barely the one that she won was won by an eyelash inot the case this morning. now, she's got two wins under her belt. and now the question is bernie sanders, where can he win wse electorate. this was his best shot to puncture that myth ology he can't win when the electorate is more is every operationally nevada was perfect for him. you could bring in new voters, same day voter registry, all those things, caucus process, benefits enthusiasm more than clinton. everything was in place for him, he outspent her, had more resources than she did and yet she won.
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where does he win? the next 12y to see how clinton rolls eight of the 12 if not more. can he beat her in texas or tennessee or georgia or those are the four biggest states that are voting on super tuesday. if he can't win any of those four, then i think wee's going to be the presumptive nominee on march 2nd and while sanders will get a lot of delegates and will make sure she has to go all the way, she will have a durable delegate lead that can't be surpassed by sanders and that's what made nevada so significant yesterday. >> let's take a closer lf the numbers you mentioned, 76% hillary won of the black voters in nevada. once again, bernie sanders, heng for him, he took the younger voters, 72% of the voters under the age of 45. does clinton then still have tohose millennials? what does she do to target the younger voters? >> clinton's challenge now is long-term here. she's going to be in thispot where she's not
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they're going to act as if they have control of this has to start figuring out how she's going to appeal to younger vo can't alienate these bernie supporters. i think that's going to be a challenge for her. she's not going to win them over, but how does she start their second choice. how does she start becoming somebody that they cannot just live with, but get potentially rally around and ia challenge for her because so far she has yet to appeal to any younger demographic. >> chuck, thank you. next time if we have more time, you'll have to tell us how you sleep because i was watching you last night when i went to bed. >> well, that's all right, sleep, i'll sleep in 2017. >> who needs it, we'll look for more on "meet the press" where your guests are donald trump and senators marco rubio, ted cruz and bernie sanders. >>n the stump today, this morning jeb bush is home in florida. hours after he suspended his
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the end of the bush dynasty? nbc's andrea mitchell is here with us this morning. good to see you. u. good morning, craig, sheinelle. well, jeb bush began this campaign as the front-runner. he had the name, the legacy, the perhaps that was the problem. >> the people of iowa and new hampshire and south carolina have spoken. and raley respectcision. tonight, i'm suspending my campaign. >> reporter: the end of the road for jeb bush came night. noticeably emotional moment for bush after his fourth place finish in south carolina. earlier this week, governor nikki haley's endorsement of marco rubio signaled how the state's primary would play out. >> i'm disappointed she didn't >> reporter: you could say the campaign was in trouble before it even started. his mother famously telling matt lauer in 2013 -- are other people out there that are very qualified and we had enough bushes.
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>> i'm a candidate for president of the united states of america!eporter: until he was upstaged the very next day when donald trump announced his candidacy. which bush didn't consider a t was too late. >> one at a time. >> reporter: there were also awkward moments on the trail. >> to get back of creating a more peaceful world. please clap. ] >> reporter: at first the bush name didn't even appear on his posters, only at the end did he bring in his famous>> presidency is a serious job that requires sound judgment. >> i'm thrilled to be the mother of one of the greatest men i >> reporter: still, despite a $100 million super pac, money couldn't buy him votes. >> we don't have to go vote, i it is all finished. >> reporter: in the end, the son long thought to be the best qualified of his generation to run for president couldn't
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>> thank you for the opportunity to run for the greatest office on the face of the earth. i love you all. >> so in the year of the outsider, jeb bush, son and brother of presidents, just out of tune with the mood of the now with the family legacy going to continue, it is going to have to be up to the next generation. perhaps jeb's son george p. bush, who holds elected office in texas>> andrea, the support that jeb bush did have, those mainstream moderate voters, where do they go now? >> and the money, the big as of last week, he was pleading with donors to come up with a million dollars to help him get to nevada and they said no.im -- his endorsement, i think the family endorsement has to go to marco rubio. i talked to some people, even though he feels marco rubio fromis protege, was, you know, jumped his place and shouldn't have been running and
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and one of the top bush family members said to me, rubio is going to have to get a lot around him because he has to prove he's up to the task. >> andrea mitchell, good to see you in the flesh, thank you so much. >> good to see alk about the forecast now, dylan is here with a check of the weather. was quite pleasant yesterday in the east. people their coats off. >> it is going to be just as pleasant today, correct? >> not going to be 61, but still in the 50s today. 61 degrees in central park,autiful. and we are going to see temperatures remain above average. we do have some rain, though, especially moving through west virginia and this extends down to texas at some of the heavier rain moving through charleston, west virginia, and eastern west virginia. this could produce some brief flash flooding because ofould see an inch, inch and a half of rain in a short period of time. significant rainfall through as been a while since we have seen the rain, dallas hasn't seen rain since the beginning of january.
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up and that's your latest forecast. >> thank up next on "today," the dangers of a new synthetic drug that has officials sounding the alarm. are your kids at risk? we'll talk about it. but firs think we should've taken a left at the river. tarzan know where tarzan go! tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me, rfall is? waterfall?
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okay, everybody, this is another lincoln high survivor. this is everybody. chandler and phoebe and joey and you remember my brother ross. >> sure. >> hey.hi. >> we are back on this sunday morning, february 21st, 2016. that's the very first episode ofhow went off the
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the six cast members will be togethe on that coming up. meanwhile, outside here on rockefeller plaza, this is a great lively crowd. and on a really pleasant weekend morning. >> not a bad day to be outside today. let's look at what's making headlines this morning. hillary clinton will try to keep the momentum going today after their wins in the republican primary in south carolina and democratic caucus in nevada.e in second. ted cruz in close third and jeb bush dropped out of the race. meantime, bernie sanders isis supporters not to give up. secretary of state john kerry says a provisional agreement in principle has been reached at a news conference this morning in jordan. he said details are still being worked out but he hopes president obama andent vladimir putin would talk about that as soon as possible and proceed with implementation.
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she's deposed in a civil case against him tomorrow. camille cosby will be giving her deposition in a brought by women who say they were victims of bill cosby's alleged sexual misconduct. their lawyer wants to hear from the entertainer's wife of 52 years who worked as his business manager. weather was pleasant, really pleasant. >> really nice. >> really nice.hat are they going to say, no. 60s in february. i think everybody is on the same page here it going to be a little cooler today, but still a most of the country still enjoying temperatures well above average. but eventually that jetip to the south and bring more seasonable temperatures. especially through the east coast. but back through dallas today, look for highs in the lower 70s. 60 58 degrees as we go into tuesday. this frontal system is going to produce a couple of areas of low pressure that will ride along it rain, much needed rain through texas today. that will stretch to the gulf coast.
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rain through west virginia and tomorrow we're going to see likely down across the gulf coast. some isolated thunderstorms too. and some light snow begins to move into the rockies and temperatures in the northeast to cool back down to the 30s and 40s. i think i found some girls who maybe have gone to the american girl store while in new york. what did you think when youlked in? how was it? >> amazing. >> it was amazing. one word
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forecast. craig? >> dylan, thank you. an alarming story this morning about how one small dose was deadly for a minnesota teenager. nbc's kate snow has more. >> reporter: tara fitzgerald'she was an old soul. >> very philosophical. she wanted to -- she wanted to know how the world worked and how the universe worked and. >> reporter: but the honor roll student also loved music and adventure. so her friendes say they weren't told them she wanted to try lsd during a sleepover with a girlfriend at her house. >> she was really into thehey obviously talk about that kind of thing in their songs. >> reporter: this is a photo of tara taken just moments after drug. >> the reason they had selected the night of the 10th was because tara's parents wereone in the morning for a sporting event for her sister. >> reporter: tara and her friend
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friends out taking photos and videos. this is some of the video takent. the video showed investigators how the night went from a fun, giggly high -- >> how do you feel, tara? >> i don't reporter: -- to this. tara lying unresponsive on the basement floor. she was in serious trouble. but her friend never woke parents who were right upstairs and she never called 911. tara died just hours later from one small dose.'s family was heart broken and investigators baffled. it turned out tara had no idea she was really taking a synthetic drug called >> she had a high level of this drug, 25i. >> had you ever heard -- >> never heard of sure tara hadn't either. i wish i would have gone downstairs.
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something off. i didn't becto infringe on their space. >> reporter: chuck rosenberg said most thin sinn synthetic drugs come from how says easy is it for someone in america to buy these chemicals? >> too easy, extremely easy. somebody sits down at theirers it over the package. >> reporter: they're then transformed into many forms, liquids. and the drugs are a lot more dangerous than they look. in fact, the chemicals are so potent, they have to handle them with gloves. >> the reason t i are wearing gloves is if you touch it, you can absorb that and become -- the drug just by absorption. >> reporter: if i pick up that piece of paper, i could get it through my skin. >> for sure. yeah.w. >> that was kate snow reporting there. you can see more of her report
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lady gaga and j. lo all have in common? they all havehing made by a designer from queens. >> his name is laquan smith but he's making a mark on the and doing it his way with his signature style. if people in the fashion industry are searching for something new and fresh, they found it here. is laquan smith. and celebrities like beyonce, rihanna, kim kardashian, her and jennifer lopez love what he creates. >> the laquan smith woman is bold, she's sexy, she's fearless. >> reporter: laquan just showcased his newest line to a packed crowd at new york fashion week. he even had ipadsd his guests could buy pieces right on the spot. >> that's major because a lot of times when you are viewing newnd viewing the runway, pieces aren't available
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>> reporter: but all of this come overnight. his grandmother gave him his first sewing machine when he was 13. he was enamored with fashion, even taking his mom andr's old clothes and redesigning them. >> i would literally, like, dissect it like detach it, take a seam ripper, open up the seams to try to under skirt or how the blazer was made. that was my, you know, that was me teaching myself. >> reporter: laquan was rejected from the top fashion schools. >> i was so the same time i kind of had to, like, wipe my tears away and just think of a way to kind of overcome how i felt.eporter: he kept sketching, and designing, and taking gold leggings he created and passing them out to women on the streets of new york city. >> next thing i know, all thifting that i did i ended up seeing, like, lady gaga with the leggings i made, it was surreal. continued to send out his clothes and then it
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instagram of kimthe hamptons getting pizza. >> i was sitting on my couch and i'm, like, swirling through instagram. and i had had had already givenm's team a bunch of clothing and it just popped up on instagram and it was, like, i'm, like, this is my dress. this is my two-piece. >> reporter: while laquan acknowledges that celebs help generate social media buzz, he designs clothes for everydaymen too. >> wow. look at -- look at you. do a twirl for me. here is a style for every woman. you can do this. or perhaps this.old cat suit. >> you walk in the room, all eyes are on you. you are the bomb.com, no questions eporter: and remember the
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back in date? now those same schools ask him to come share his story. >> i love i can inspireor inspire them by, you know, my story or by the things i create. there is room for growth and there is room for >> i've been to a lot of fashion shows, fashion presentations. it was very clear, it was packede rooting for him. >> how could you not? >> and his mom and his grandmother. she said, i have to say, back in the day, he said he wanted to do that, i thought, does bills? does that have a pension? i had to let him fly and clearly -- >> did you keep any of the -- >> i didn't keep any of the clothes. some of them i couldn't going to show you a bunch and i tried somewhere i just walked forward because it didn't zip but i love them. aren't they fun? >> in them. >> cheers. to dialen in the ylan in the orange room,
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>> i heard you two are both in the lion king in your schools. >> yes. >> you're both playing >> you're in new york and what are you going to see today? >> we're going to see lion king broadway and we're, like, so excited, like -- >> you're a little bit here too, right? >> like blown away that i'm here. i'm like so excited. >> even dressed the part. >> thank you.excitement. still to come on "today," our favorite group of friends back together once again. >> but first, these >> i like the little sass there earning unlimited cash back on purchases. that's a win. but imagine earning it twice. you can with the citi double cash card. twice. once when you buy and again as you pay. it's cash back then cash back again. in-win. the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase with 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay.s to earn,
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back now on a sunday morning with a reunion that has everyone talking. what will happen when the cast of "friends" s for the first time in a really long time. >> the group is part of a gathering that is actually part of a tribute to the show's director james burrows, a man whoe anyone else this show would change television. garjulio has more. >> reporter: the year was 1994 when "friends" burst its way into our homes and our hearts. >> oh, god, monica, hi.
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aniston, courteney cox, matthew perry, david schwimmer, mattisa kudrow household names. with their off the charts chemistry, rachel, ross, monica, chandler, phoebe and joey airwaves, defining the '90s and coining some classic sayings. >> how you on a break! >> reporter: -- and songs. smelly cat >> oh, my god. >> i know. >> i sound ter: and while they starred in front of the cameras, it was the man behind them who helped make the show a hit. legendary tv director james burrows. >> everyone wanted a friends reunion for so long and it took one man to get you you must -- >> not all together. >> reporter: tonight, the cast minus matthew perry, will be back together on the small screen, paying tribute to >> we would do anything for jim burrows because he really gave
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>> reporter: "friends " fans everywhere thrilled the closest thing to a reunion since show the went off the air in 2004. >> i miss you. >> how do you explain the "friend phenomenon still going strong. >> the story line is so strong. we all want to live in the purple apartment with the door and you can see yourself in each of the friends. >> reporter: the show so popular by the final seasons, the cast members were each making $1 million and for you. >> reporter: but who can put a price tag on so many classic >> thereweddings? >> you take each . >> yeah, you do. >> reporter: the breakups. >> i ross, take thee emily. >> take thee rachel. >> reporter: the i got off the plane. >> reporter: the parade of star
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>> is rachel here?. >> reporter: and the events that still make us smile through decades later. but if we learned anything from those six 20 somethings manhattan, it is that our friends will forever be there. >> okay, should we get some coffee? >> sure. >> okay. >> >> reporter: for "today," joelle >> matthew perry couldn't be there because he's doing a play in london. catch more of the reunion as part of the tributes tonight on nbc. harry smith takes us behind the scenes of fiddler on the roof right after this s. it's a really big deal. and with fever, aches, and chills, mom knows it needs a big solution: an antiviral. nd with the flu, call your doctor within the first 48 hours of symptoms and ask about prescription tamiflu.
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. this morning on sundays with harry, as we all know, in any successful endeavor there are always unseen and sometimes heroes. harry smith is here to tell us about one he heard on broadway. >> good morning, everybody. on any given night on any you're often in awe of the talent on stage. today, we would like to introduce you to a star with a major role, a star your even catch a glimpse of. it is a tradition >> reporter: the broadway"fiddler on the roof" has won rave reviews. playing to packed houses night after night, and about this we would like to share some inside information. you're the fiddler. >> yeah. >> in fiddler on the yes. >> you don't play the fiddle.
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that's, like our littlehave to tell everyone? >> reporter: jesse kavarski was taught how to look like he was playing by the pit's lead violinist violinist. >> a tutorial that you don't often get from this wort ist and she gave me the correct posture and alignment and how to hold a violin. e bird s tutor, kelly hall tompkins. eight performances a week, it is kelly the audience hears playing the gorgeous violin threaded through fiddler. >> it is a duet that i get to play, you know, with tevia speaking -- singing and i'm so it is one of my favorite moments in the whole show. >> reporter: it is her first
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ssical music. >> my elementary school in greenville, south carolina, took us to hear the greenvilleny at the local orchestra and i still remember hanging on the balcony and watching. i was hooked and i said that's what i want to and that she has. her busy career as a soloist and ensemble player has taken her from coast to coast, and now n a show where the audience knows every word of every song, and every note of her solos. what is it like for you the notes you play have such an important emotional effect on the audience? >> that's really the magicntire experience. >> the actors continually tell me they feel my role as tolin soloist is another character and it feels wonderful to be so valued in that
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that starts my evening eight nights a week.is thrilling, honestly, to be that close and to hear it played so beautifully. >> oh, thank you.ss you >> reporter: for kelly, the music is always about more than just the notes on the page. in the case of "fiddler," she self published the memoir of and friend, alfred murray, a holocaust survivor and violinist, called the last quartet. >> my husband even said, an't help but think there is a little bit of alfred in all of this. so i think he would have been thrilled about this role in. it is about being 's what a performance should do to you of any kind, of any
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certainly music, itort you and that's what my job is. >> without our traditions, oure as shaky as -- as a fiddler on the roof! >> she's pretty good at that transportation stuff, right? really good. if that were not enough, kelly, shelters. >> my goodness. >> wow. >> so beautiful. was it just as pure and i can't imagine in person, just right next to her. >> i know. you can feel the vibrations, right? just a beautiful tone. >> it is incredible to bring here because so many people have seen the show -- >> walking down the street, you would never guess in a million years, right? >> thank you for that. >> thank you. spending time with us this morning on this sunday.
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chuck will be talking with marco rubio, donald trump, and bernie sanders. >> that's going to do it for us on a sunday morning here at "today." thank you for watching.

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