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our facebook family and follow us on twitter, instagram, and pinterest at openhousetv.com. we'll be back next week with more luxury homes and design tips. see you next time. [music playing] good morning, terror in the spotlight. president obama after meeting with his top advisers in the white house situation room set to address the nation tonight about the battle against isis and keeping americans safe in the wake of san bernardino as the fbi launches a new raid at the home of the man who originally bought the assault rifles. we learn more about the female suspect and her background and fear and anger rises across the nation. i always thought if more
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permits then we could end those muslims before they go out and try to kill. >> we're live all across the globe. lone wolf in london. a slasher goes on a wild attack in a tube station with eyewitnesses reporting ominous words on the attacker. scotland yard investigating it this morning as a terror attack. and in the name of love. u2 performing in paris tonight along with some special guest stars. the american band that was on stage when gun fire rang out at the bataclan theater. a triumph of love over hate. today, sunday, december 6, 2015. from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to today on this sunday morning. i'm chanel jones.
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>> i'm harry smith alongside kristen welker and dylan dreyer. let's get right to the top story. terror fears in the wake of the san bernardino massacre. the president will address the nation in a rare sunday night address after huddling with his closest advisers saturday at the white house. he's expected to lay out his game plan to keep america safe as this story develops rapidly both here at home and abroad. from the nation's capital to san bernardino to pakistan and london. we are covering this story and new terror attacks overnight from all over the world this morning. let's begin with nbc's ron allen at the white house. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we expect the president to try to reassure the nation that keeping the country safe is his highest priority and we're expecting him to explain exactly what happened in san bernardino and what's being done to stop it from happening again. a sign of a nation at war, president obama meeting in the white house situation room on saturday with his top advisers to discuss the san bernardino attack. the president in his weekly address all but saying the massacre was terrorism. >> it is entirely possible that
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commit the act of terror. >> reporter: this after days of criticism for saying the incident was possibly a workplace shooting and calling for stricter gun laws and last month telling the nation in the wake of the paris attacks -- >> right now we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland. >> reporter: today, according to the white house, the president will update the country with the latest on the investigation, discuss the broader threat of terrorism and argue that isis, quote, will be destroyed. republicans running for president warning the commander in chief is not up to the challenge of defeating the so-called islamic state. >> this is a war. we're in a war. >> ben carson slipping in the polls says he'll stop immigration programs like the one malik used to enter the u.s. as a fiance. >> that vetting resulted in missing someone who could carry out such a horrendous crime. that should be the end of the argument right there. >> reporter: while other contenders vow to take the fight
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>> if i'm elected to serve as commander in chief, we won't cower in the face of evil. >> reporter: his military strategy is straightforward. >> we need to do saturation, carpet bombing directly at isis. >> reporter: we expect the president to say that his strategy to degrade and destroy isis with air strikes and local troops on the groined will be successful in time, but mostly, expect the president to talk about what happened in san bernardino and about the threat america now faces. harry? >> ron allen at the white house this morning. thanks. now to california where the fbi raided a house belonging to suspect syed farook's childhood friend who authorities believe bought some of the guns used in wednesday's massacre. nbc's national correspondent miguel almaguer is covering that part of the story in san bernardino, california. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with so many indicators pointing to a clear act of terror, were warning signs missed? this as we're learning more information about the shooters and where they got their
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this weekend an overnight raid. the fbi storming the home of syed farook's childhood friend. agents ripping open a garage door and unable saturday to interview the man who originally bought and then sold these assault rifles to the gunmen more than three years ago. though the friend is not a suspect in the massacre that left 14 dead and 21 wounded, it is another lead into what may have been the deadliest terror attack in the u.s. since 9/11. >> this is a very complex investigation. >> reporter: today investigators are still poring through syed farook and tashfeen malik's lives. he was born in chicago, a college graduate with a good job. she was born in pakistan, met farook in saudi arabia, and just before the massacre, pledged allegiance to isis. >> women are no longer wallflowers. they're not only playing a key role in support, they're playing a key role in limited instances
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>> together malik and farook am as amassed an arsenal. they had tools to build ieds and they had more ammunitions than some gun stores stock. on victims and police they unleashed round after round from high-powered rifles. >> you got ten rounds at a time and you load it up and shoot it and if you shoot it and bam, bam, bam, bam, you can go through ten rounds in a matter of seconds. witnesses say the shootout with police that left farook and malik dead was over in seconds. >> the bullets echoed through your body. you felt the bullets shake your body. pow, pow, pow. but the bloodshed they left behind inside this office complex will be felt for a lifetime. this morning the gunmen are gone, but so many questions remain. those who knew farook say they
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they knew very little about his wife. >> miguel, thank you. many questions remain about tashfeen malik. this is new video of her former home in pakistan where a family member tells "the los angeles times" malik began posting extremist messages on facebook after arriving in the united states. nbc news has obtained a photo of her pakistan i.d. card, listing her birth date as well as notes about a scar on her hand. bill neely is live in islamabad with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, harry. tashfeen malik is as much a mystery here as she is in the united states, especially to pakistan's intelligence agencies. she wasn't on a single government watch list. she'd done nothing wrong either here or in saudi arabia where she grew up. one of her friends said that when she was at university, she
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photographs that showed her without a veil. as a result, we only have a few photographs. as you say, one of them showing her pakistani i.d. card. that friend also said she changed at university. she became deeply conservative, deeply religious, changing her dress and her habits. that doesn't explain how she went from pharmacy student to terrorist. she was, in many ways with, like many pakistani women. nothing explains how she went from a soft-spoken suburban mom with a 6-month-old daughter, to a black-clad terrorist who opened fire on police and murdered people. was she radicalized here? we simply don't know. did she lead her husband on or did he lead her on? we don't know. she pledged allegiance to the leader abu bakr al baghdadi and there is no evidence that isis
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so her backgrounds can explain who she was but not why she did what she did. she was from here, but as a terrorist, she really came from absolutely nowhere. harry, back to you. >> bill neely, thanks. evan colem an nbc terrorism analyst and senior partner at flashpoint. good morning. >> good morning. >> appreciate you coming in again this morning. yesterday, an isis radio station claims some credit for the attack of these two, calling them soldiers of the caliphate. you see this an as isis or isil operation, but does that even matter? >> what we've seen so far from isis is markedly different than the reaction we saw after the paris attacks or the downing of the russian airliner. we have to be very clear here. this radio or the, it's one of their media units, but they didn't actually claim credit. they didn't say we did it. they said western media accounts say these people are islamic
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if we'd called them jehova's witnesses, they would have said that. they're celebrating, but it's only from the fact they're getting it from our reports and rebroadcasting. concerned, they've not said they trained these people, dispatched them, armed them. everything we've seen from these folks, the fact they built explosive devices that didn't work, the fact they went after a target that makes almost no sense, the fact they killed people they knew personally. none of this fits the isis model. and the question is, were these people inspired by isis? wetrre they inspired by another group? was it simply radical jihad? we don't really know. it's a lot about these folks we don't know. again, this does stand in contrast to a lot of other home grown attacks we've seen previously. >> and there's so much speculation at this point. so many fingers at least are pointing to her as this possible black widow, so to speak. does that have any credence with you? >> it's certainly possible.
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know. even if she was the one that was radicalized, we don't know when that took place. according to relatives, she began posting extremist posts on facebook after she arrived in the united states. we don't know why. there's a report that she may have pledged allegiance to al baghdadi, but if she was going to carry out this major terrorist attack and she wanted to be known as an isis member, why would she delete this? why would she post it on an account not under her own name? it doesn't make a lot of sense. these are the questions we have to answer before we start labeling this isis. >> and very, very quickly, how do you combat something like this? sleeper cell, lone wolves, whatever you want to call it. this is not easy. >> this is the challenge. the white house has put so much of an emphasis on the countering violent extremism campaign, and it does not appear to be working. it does not appear to be effective. panels of outside experts have said as much. we have to go back to the drawing board here and think about what we're doing to dissuade people from doing this.
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broader, across the world. >> evan coleman, thanks so much. let's turn to chuck todd, moderator of "meet the press." let's set the stage for tonight's primetime address in the oval office. this is saund night. he doesn't often do this. why did the president feel like he needs to do this right now in this way? >> i think that san bernardino coming so soon after paris has the country jittery. you see it, the issue of security and terrorism on the list of things most important to americans right now. there's been a vacuum of sorts, a void. the president has been very hesitant about being too out front on this, being too outspoken on this issue. i think they realized they need to reassure the public. if they're not out there doing it, if they're not out there talking about, hey, don't target good muslim americans and things like this, if the president's not the one out there saying it, somebody else is going to fill
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that's what's been happening over the last couple weeks. i think they now realize the president needs to sort of use the bully pulpit here to calm the public down. >> and beyond calming our fears, beyond see something, say something, do they have a specific strategy to deal with these lone wolves? >> you know, they don't yet. look, that's a line of questioning i'm going to have later this morning with the attorney general. she's on the show. that's one of the questions. they don't seem to. you saw that the head of the homeland security department basically said, we need a whole new strategy. they haven't been able to crack this. you heard evan say this fight to try to fight the ideology on educational grounds doesn't work. what more can be done? what more can change? what tools do they need? do they need to start monitoring more people? if that's the case, does the fbi have the resources? by the way, there's this matter of the u.s. constitution.
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in violating the rights of american citizens? >> and finally, i want to talk to you about tone in this country. it's changing quickly. it's getting very harsh. we've heard what the candidates have had to say on the campaign trail, but they're not alone. i want you to listen on saturday. we heard jerry fallwell jr., president of liberty university. he was urging people on campus to arm themselves. take a listen. >> i've always thought if more good people had conceal carry permits, then we could end those muslims before they walk in and kill. >> now, i should clarify, he did say he was referring to the san bernardino killers when he was referencing the muslims. but is this the rhetoric that the president has been trying to really avoid, this whole us versus them? >> he has, and don't forget the president before him, president bush, has and there's a lot of people that will tell you if the rhetoric becomes sort of us versus muslims, that's what isil wants to put out there. that's what isis wants to do. they want to be able to say, see, that's what's happening there. i can tell you, that is why the
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talk to the american public right now because there's a lot of fear and anxiety. guess what, people are concerned about their security and they're thinking about taking their security procedures into their own hands and not trusting the government anymore, and that's a dangerous place to be. that's why the president i think has to come out and address the public tonight. >> absolutely. chuck, thank you. make sure to tune into "meet the press" this morning when chuck will have an exclusive interview with attorney general loretta lynch. >> and kristen is here now tracking anom,er possible terrorist attack overseas good morning. >> good morning, harry. unfortunately we are. scotland yards said it is treating a terrorist incident, a slasher attack, as a terrorist incident. it took place at a london tube station. keir simmons is in the london with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. witnesses say people ran for their lives from the subway station where this happened last night, fearing it might be the latest terror attack in europe. after the attacker was arrested
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you're not muslim. a message spread on social media and this morning police are still investigating the attacker's real motives. in a london subway station, an assailant armed with a knife arrested by two police officers. video of the dramatic moment captured on social media. witnesses heard shouts of this is for syria as commuters were attacked apparently at random. >> i just hear him say this is for syria. >> reporter: there was panic as people escaped what appeared to be more jihadist aggression targeting members of the public. >> it was scary. really scary. >> reporter: one man suffered serious knife wounds while one other received minor injuries. london's counterterrorism police are investigating the case. britain has been on a high state of alert, severe, meaning a terrorist attack is highly likely. this morning, downing street says it is monitoring the investigation as police try to
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for this terrifying attack. and the most severely injured victim is not in a life-threatening condition. some witnesses say the attacker's knife was just three inches long, underscoring how easily panic and fear can be spread with the current anxious atmosphere across europe. kristen? >> indeed. terrifying. thank you. just weeks after the terror afact in paris, the band eagles of death metal will play in that city for the first time since the massacre. the band was performing at the bataclan when islamic terrorists opened fire, killing 90 people. now the group is taking the stage with u2, which had canceled its own paris performance after the massacre, but vowed nothing would stop it from rescheduling. eagles of death metal have already said they want to be the first band to play after that site reopens. and a deadly shooting caught on camera in ym. we warn you, it is graphic video. police surrounded a suspect after an attempted bank robbery.
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the police chiefs say when he raised his straight razor at the officers, the fatal shots were fired. a scare in the air for actor morgan freeman. the 78-year-old actor's plane had to make a crash landing in mississippi after a tire blew out. freeman said he was all right, but the private plane was badly damaged. and here at home, major news out of hollywood. the big moment coming a little bit early for kim kardashian and kanye west. the superstar couple announced the birth of a baby boy in postings on twitter and facebook and in a message to their fans. even though he was three weeks early, one of kim's selfies showed just how eager she was for this big birthday to arrive. congratulations to them. and another little boy is getting excited about the christmas holiday to come. in a rare personal interview, britain's prince william describes an extremely bouncy prince george, who will probably give him no sleep on christmas eve. love that video. the prince's comments were to a
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years ago whene he was homeless. prince william promised to give her a big interview if she achieved her dream of becoming a writer. pretty incredible. well, finally, in college football, it's selection day for playoffs when top teams like alabama, clemson, oklahoma, and michigan state will be paired off for semifinals and bowl games. action on the field can still be wild even as the season winds down. that's for sure. the baylor bears and the texas longhorns got into a bench-clearing brawl in their match. texas won 23-17 to knock baylor out of the bowl contention. emotions running high there. >> goodness, yes. thank you, kristen. >> indeed. >> feeling bad for my friends in iowa this morning. >> oh, they lost. >> how about the weather? >> we're focused on el nino this year. we're in such a classic pattern where we have this stormy pattern coming in off the pacific, especially in the pacific northwest. washington, oregon, and into northern california, that's where we're seeing most of our nasty weather.
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we're seeing another storm make its way onshore. there you are. you see the next one about to make its way onshore. we are looking at really heavy rain but not just the rain, also mountain snow. very gusty winds. also some rough surf. we could see gusts up near 60 to 70 miles per hour, swells along the coast 17 to 22 feet high. that could lead to coastal flooding. we're also looking at the potential of flash flooding when we're looking at 5 to 9 inches of rain. as for the snow, it's going to be in the highest elevations. this is really more rain and wind as the biggest concern. this cold front will produce a little bit of light rain through iowa today and lots of clouds too. the east coast, though, lots of sunshine. that's a look at the weather across the country, now here's a peek out your window. >> good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist erica grow. we're going to have another great day to spend outdoors. really lucking out this weekend. 56 degrees, tons of sunshine. those few areas that have fog north and west of town, that fog will go by the wayside by about 10:00 this morning. 42 degrees. just clear skies. not as chilly tonight.
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30s in the suburbs. here's a look at that seven-day forecast. just a few high clouds on monday with a high of 54. a few sprinkles and showers on tuesday. better chance for rain on thursday. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. coming up on "today," they're one of the hottest gifts of the holidays. hoverboards. but are they safe? a warning for parents. but first, these messages. parents. but first, these messages. phil! oh no... (under his breath) hey man! hey peter. (unenthusiastic) oh... ha ha ha! joanne? is that you? it's me... you don't look a day over 70. am i right? r jingle jingle. if you're peter pan, you stay young forever. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. you make me feel so young... it's what you do. you make me feel so spring has sprung. this holiday i can count on someone's kid mistaking me for santa. i'm so sorry. come on sweetie. it's okay. and knowing right when
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good morning. it's 9:26 and 42 degrees this sunday morning, december 6th. a live look at queensboro there. i'm gus rosendale. investigators are trying to track down a serial arsonist in queens. fire marshals on the scene of a suspicious fire in forest hills, the fifth one in that area since october. the nypd just gave us this foe owe of a person they want to talk to about the fire. he may be the same man caught on surveillance video after a fire last month. if you recognize this man, please call police. meantime, another man recovering after being chased down and shot in the street in he's ar lem. police say the gunman stormed into a chinese restaurant and tried to shoot the victim, but the gun jammed. the victim ran, the gunman followed him into the street, and the victim was shot. later today, hundreds are expected to rally to pressure
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the zadroga 9/11 health and compensation act. new york lawmakers will unite with advocates, first responders, and survivors at 2:00 p.m. at ground zero. the act provides health care for first respond who are got sick after september 11th. the bill expired on october 1st and only has enough money to last until next year. and also happening today, get ready to shell out a little more cash at port authority crossings. this morning, tolls all increased. the e-zpass toll will rise from $12 to $12.50. the cash toll jumps up to $15. let's check the weather and those numbers. they're a little nicer. today, sunny and beautiful, a high of 56. pat and i see you at 10:00. now stay tuned for more of
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a clip of that in just a moment. we're back this sunday morning, december 6, 2015. huge holiday crowd out here. wow! right? >> and a pretty nice morning for december. not bad. >> may i just say -- >> yes? >> what? that i look like a highlighter? i do. i feel like a highlighter this morning, but we need a little brightness. >> i asked if i touched it if it rubs off. >> my kiddies. >> a color not found in nature. >> thank you for waking up with us this morning and thank you for coming out this morning. let's take a look at some of your headlines this morning. president obama set to address the nation tonight in a rare sunday night address. he's expected to lay out the battle plan against isis and the steps the white house is taking to keep americans safe in the wake of the san bernardino massacre. >> this as the fbi conducts a new raid on a house belonging to
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friends. investigators say the friend is believed to be the person who actually purchased some of the guns that were used in wednesday's massacre. however, the fbi says the friend is not, for now, considered a suspect at this time. police in london say they are treating saturday's stabbing at a tube station as a terrorist incident. a knife wielding man slashed bystanders and the suspect then screamed "this is for syria," britain is on the second highest alert level with a militant attack believed to be highly likely. we begin with one of the most wanted gives this season, hoverboards. in fact, they're so popular, ebay says it sold one every 12 seconds on cyber monday. some experts wonder how safe they really are. nbc's janet shamlian reports. >> reporter: part skateboard, part segway. hover boards are the coolest new holiday gift and depending on
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or terrifying. [ laughter ] >> hold your horses! >> there you go. jimmy fallon tried one with a little help from jamie foxx. >> there you go! >> justin bieber makes it look easy, but are they safe? >> they're unregulated products and they introduce new hazards and you are moving your body to 5 miles per hour and you're introducing the potential for injuries. >> the consumer product safety commission says it has reports of more than 20 falls serious enough to require a trip to the emergency room. >> hover board is on fire. >> it's investigating at least five reports of hover board fires caught on video by hover board owner timothy cade. >> my only safety concern at the time was me hurting myself, like falling off. i never thought that these hover boards would explode or anything like that. >> reporter: boca raton,
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caused major damage to a family home. no one was hurt. >> in harris county, texas, another fire caught on video. and in lafit, louisiana, he got a hover board for his 12th birthday and when he put it the on charge, it burst into flames turning their home into an inferno. no one was hurt, but the family lost everything. hover boards are so new regulations haven't caught up. in new york city riding one in public can get you a fine. the cpsc recommends protecting yourself with a helmet, elbow and knee pads and don't charge your hoverboard overnight and report it to saferproducts.gov. >> slow down, you don't have to have the latest, greatest thing and wait to see what's going on with these products and which ones are safer than others. >> reporter: tantalizing or terrifying, you're likely to see more hoverboards whizzing by. janet shamlian, nbc news, houston.
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>> i think i would struggle to stay on. >> i've seep people doing it in airports. i've seen people riding around. >> i saw a guy boarding a plane on a hover board. i was stunned and they let him do it. >> there you go. >> help us out. >> the weather? is that what i should transition to? >> it is going to be a mild day across most of the country. we're talking about this el nino pattern and normally we see above-average temperatures in the plains and even into bismarck, north dakota it will be 16 degrees above average and denver, 57 degrees and over in the northeast, temperatures will be running five to 15 degrees above average and matching that in washington, d.c. there is a front, but it's not producing a whole lot of bad weather. in fact, we're just seeing clouds and showers through iowa and it's the pacific northwest with up to five to nine inches of rain. that's a look across the country now here's a peek out your window. hi there. good morning.
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erica grow. we'll have another great day to spend outdoors. really lucking out there weekend. 56 degrees, tons of sunshine. those few areas that have fog north and west of town, that will go by the wayside by about 10:00 this morning. 42 degrees, clear skies, not as chilly tonight. we'll still have 30s in the suburbs. a few clouds on monday with a high of 54. sprinkles and showers tuesday. better chance for rain on thursday. and that's your latest forecast. big night on "snl" last night. actor ryan gosling hosting for the first time, and it seems like he hit it out of the park. >> of course, snl had to poke fun at the live musical. gosling played the scarecrow from the original "wizard of oz" who gets lost in the land of the wiz. >> i'm looking for my friend dorothy. >> my name's dorothy, too. does your friend know how to whip, dab and do the nae nae? [ laughter ]
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those words are. >> it was really funny. >> it was like a real ray bulger act. you guys aren't even old enough to remember. >> okay. >> he had some impressive moves at the end. >> a lot of people think he'll be back. >> up next, our sunday stories from a pay what you can restaurant in florida to the king of the cowboys. and later, we'll take you back to the days of the pioneers and get on a real western icon, a stagecoach. we'll see that after these messages. stagecoach. we'll see that after these messages. >>boo-yah. blow it up. bush's baked beans. slow cooked according to our secret family recipe with a hint of sweetness. they're the vegetable kids love. they're totally eating their vegetables. boo-yah. >>blow it up. whaaat? bush's baked beans. the veggie kids love. try our newest flavor, asian bbq. available for a limited time only.
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looks like any other except for what it says on the menu. prices are a suggested donation. can't afford a meal? then pay what you can or for one hour, lend a hand. 79-year-old marjorie simmons' husband is disabled. her two adult children still live at home. >> money is a little tight, and it does help me as far as that is concerned. >> reporter: how does it all add up? 60% of diners pay the suggested price. 20% actually pay more while 20% get a free meal. >> and that works that you can actually keep the books balanced. >> it actually does. >> how is everything? >> libby comby a one-time meth addict runs it with employees. >> those who cannot afford a meal are not turned away. they just have to volunteer some time like washing dishes.
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>> reporter: mel knee -- melanie is one of the volunteers. nine months ago, she was a drug addict. she knows the struggle. >> what it means to be hungry would be digging out of the garbage cans, looking in dumpsters, hoping somebody's thrown something out that you can actually eat. >> you've done that? >> yes. >> by design, no one knows who is volunteering or who is an employee. same goes for those eating for free and those paying. it's all a purposeful mystery. >> amazing things happen at the table when people start breaking bread together and they start getting to know one another because we are so busy being busy that we don't even know our neighbors anymore. >> those who buy the meals say the food is as good as any restaurant in town and those who pay extra says their meal fills their stomach and their heart. >> it makes me feel good. i've been fortunate and so let someone else get what they need. >> the mosaic community cafe where dignity is served with
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for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, barto, florida. >> i love that line she says. we're so busy being busy, we don't even know our neighbors anymore. >> so true, isn't it? i'm not surprised it all works out in the end and some people pay more. >> makes a lot of sense. up next, the most decorated cowboy in rodeo history, but first, these messages. the citi double cash card comes in very handy with cash back twice on purchases. earn once when you buy,
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enrollment for 2016 is happening now. this is big, big stuff, all right? notice the super bowl of rodeo. it's the national finals rodeo currently going on right now in las vegas. >> one special cowboy is vying for a record prize. kristen's back with his story. >> that's right. it's a great story. he is known as the king of the cowboys, trevor brazile at age 39 has won more gold buckles than anyone in all of rodeo. >> cowboys, horses, fans, time for a rodeo. for trevor brazile, this is the biggest stage of them all. >> this is where the top 15 contestants in every discipline come to compete for the world championship. it's the pinnacle of our sport. >> reporter: a true superstar,
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the cowboys and the michael jordan of rodeo. $6 million in career earnings, highly valued endorsements, a record 22 world championship titles. >> rodeo has been a part of my life since i went to my first rodeo at 11. it has to be an extension of your body. it's the mechanics of what your hand does translated into what your rope does to almost an art form. preparation is huge to me. that's where i get my confidence. it's a never-ending cycle. it seems like the more you win, the more it's yours to lose. >> brazile is married with three children. he says family is his foundation. >> i'm always taking being a role model seriously as a world champion, but being a dad brings role model to a whole other level. they never quit watching you. >> busiest guy is the man sitting to my right. trevor brazile. >> he is the king of the cowboys. >> is it now the house that
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do we say that now? >> don't give him any ammunition. >> the phrase king of the cowboys is something i never get used to. it sounds awkward because i know my peers, and i know how talented they are. >> he probably is the face of rodeo these days because he is a winner. >> i think trevor is an icon for the sport of rodeo. >> opening night of the national finals arrives, trevor prepares backstage. >> it's a really delicate situation right before i go in the arena because i have to bring myself up to be able to compete at that level so when i'm back there and i'm amped up. i've got to be able to be hitting on all eight cylinders. >> despite his all-around work in rodeo, trevor is known for his success in the tie down event. >> it's just me, my horse and a calf. when i get there i can block the
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the string on his front foot and tie him up and all of that needs to happen in seven or eight seconds. >> how about 6.8 seconds, to be exact. a new record. the fastest round-one time in finalist history? he's the champ. >> it's not my first rodeo, but it's definitely not my last either, and i just want to leave the sport better than i found it. >> what an inspiration. brazile is in position to do something nobody has ever done which is to complete a grand slam winning all his events and the all around in the same year. >> impressive. >> he's a role model to his kids and everyone's kids and he's been working on this since he was 11. >> to do this kind of thing you have to be a really amazing athlete. >> 6.8 seconds. >> i mean, it was -- >> really good stuff. >> we'll take it. up next, sundays with harry. he'll introduce us to a man who builds custom stagecoaches. first, these messages. never thought about the coffee
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happy holidays! free shipping all season long. and free returns too! this morning on "sundays with harry," how often do you hear someone say they just don't build things like they useded to. >> when you hear that, it's because they simply just don't make those things anymore. >> on the south dakota prairie, outside of mitchell, a stagecoach gets ready for a test drive. >> this feels pretty good. >> yeah. >> doug hansen has the reins. up front, a couple of considerable horses. >> is it big and rich? >> big and rich. well, look how wide he is, you know? >> yeah.
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just like in the old days. >> this is the stagecoach that was used to the deadwood trail and then it was just a pile of bones when we got it. >> if you need a stagecoach fixed up or built from scratch, doug hansen is the guy. >> i feel like i'm in a movie. >> there you go. you are in a movie. [ laughter ] >> take one. >> quentin tarantino's new movie features a hansen stagecoach. >> got room for one more? >> and so does wells fargo. they have several, in fact. >> i do it all with a block plain. >> my teachers were the old masters, the guys that built wagons 100 years ago. that's who my instructors were. >> except they didn't leave any instruction manuals. >> it's not like you can type into a computer. >> no. you can't go to the smithsonian. you can't google it. >> they do everything from the ground up.
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it takes time. and a keen sense of adhering to what is authentic. there are no shortcuts. we couldn't take our eyes off the wheel right. this is how you make a wagon wheel. same as centuries ago, and this is how you get from here to there back in the day. they'd cram nine passengers inside. >> nine people in here? >> let me just see -- >> jump in there, harry. >> nine sweaty passengers that haven't had a bath since they left st. louis? [ laughter ] so it's not that bad on the airplane. >> it takes six months or 1500 man hours to build a stage coach and they don't come cheap. >> you can probably buy a couple of new pickups for the price of
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>> once a month, the folks at hansel wheel and wagon have lunch the old-fashioned way. off the back of a chuck wagon. it's a welcoming feast where there are no strangers. >> how do you not think of the pioneers when you are surrounded by all of this? >> the rig, you know, the wagon and the horses and how to navigate this country. it just opens up a whole new appreciationrshat you can't get from reading it, from seeing it in a museum. you go out and the do it, and it wakes you up. wow. >> that's awesome. >> i know, right? >> what a good day. >> so where do you park your >> what did it feel like to be up there? it looked fantastic. >> it was really fun. it was really fun to be way up on the top. wouldn't want to be down below. can you imagine that? they used to post rules for people who were on the stage coach down inside their compartment, including if you're
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you don't spit into the wind, and if you bring along some booze, you can't drink it yourself, you have to share it with everybody else. with all nine folks inside. >> what a treat. >> it's such an amazing thing because here's this thing, it's not like you can look up the schematics. >> i thought that was interesting. you can't google it. >> he gets the old wagons he can get his hands on and takes them apart to see oh, look at this. here's another thing that was interesting. you find the imprints of old manufacturers, like international harvester who was a big tractor manufacturer. they used to make those things back in the day. there were all kinds of people who were in that business that ended up in the automobile and trucking business. >> harry, we appreciate you. you know that. >> those are great stories that you don't hear about every day. >> every day out of the building is a victory for the good guys. >> before you go, we want to tell you about dylan.
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>> great cover! >> some fun tidbits about dylan. where can we get a copy? >> go to boston. >> okay. >> or you can read is online. >> great shot, dylan. >> it comes out wednesday, i'm being told. >> well, we'll go to boston. >> congratulations. >> so embarrassing. >> no, embrace it. take it. a reminder to tune in to "meet the press" this morning for chuck's exclusive interview with attorney general loretta lynch. >> that does it for us on a sunday morning. thanks for watching.
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