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i think it will be very positive. >> we have to turn it into a teaching moment. >> are you joking? >> nobody come here right now. >> you will not believe. >> good morning. welcome to "sunday today" on this june 3rd. i'm willie geist. a major new twist in the standoff between president trump and special counsel robert mueller. "the new york times" has obtained the 20-page memo sent from the president's lawyers to the special counsel in january. arguing that the president cannot be forced to testify. that he could not have obstructed justice by firing
former fbi director james comey, and that he has the right to terminate the investigation. we'll get into all of it with chuck todd in just a moment. plus, is a serial killer on the loose in arizona? four people have been shot to death in just three days including a psychiatrist who's worked on some of the nation's most notorious criminal cases. police say at least three of those murders are connected. and later, a sunday sit-down with oscar nominee andrew garfield. the actor, known in the movies as spider-man but on broadway as the tony nominated star of the iconic play "angels in america." >> now there are people who have never been to the theater coming to see a 7 1/2 hour play as their first play possibly because they saw me in a spiderman film. i mean, that makes me so happy. >> a sunday sit-down with andrew garfield. plus, a truly amazing story as we approach the anniversary of d-day this week. all of it a bit later in the
show. but let's begin this morning with that bombshell report in today's "new york times," revealing why president trump's lawyers believe the president cannot be subpoenaed by special counsel robert mueller and why the president has the right to terminate that investigation. it is an unprecedented argument for the power of the presidency. nbc's white house correspondent kelly o'donnell has all the details for us, kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. the president's counturrent grof lawyers say they have no decision on whether he will valval van voluntarilsit with an interview with the special counsel. they said he cannot be compelled to do so under subpoena and cannot obstruct an investigation that, as president, he has the authority to control. the president asked this on twitter, is the special counsel, justice department, leaking my lawyer's letters to the fake news media? "the new york times" obtained a
20-page confidential memo written by the president's lawyers back in january. a letter that was hand delivered to special counsel robert mueller. the document is a diagram of the trump legal strategy that argues two major claims. that a president cannot be forced to answer questions under subpoena. despite repeatedly saying he might. >> i would love to speak. i would love to. nobody wants to speak more than me. >> reporter: undercutting the issue of obstruction, they argue a president has full authority over all federal investigations. and can order the termination of an investigation at any time and for any reason. on the comey firing, trump's lawyers argue that in the 2017 interview with lester holt, the president said he knew the fbi director's dismissal would not stop the probe. >> will you expect that they would continue on with this investigation? >> sure, i expect that. >> reporter: trump's lawyers also make an admission, that aboard air force one, the president was behind the
statement that claimed his son, don jr.'s meeting with russians at trump tower in 2016 was about russian adoptions. they concede the president dictated a short, but accurate, response, defying what officials said at the time. >> he certainly didn't dictate but, you know, he -- like i said, he weighed in, offered suggestion, like any father would do. >> the president was not involved in the drafting of the statement and did not issue the statement. >> all of this coming from the point of view of the trump team and could be challenged. currently, the team says they have voluntarily turned over more than 1 million pages of documents and within all of that, the special counsel can find the answers to questions in the investigation. current lead lawyer rudy giuliani tells me part of their strategy is to prevent a subpoena. but if one should come, to beat it. willie. >> that is an extraordinary document. kelly o'donnell at the white house this morning, kelly, thank you very much. chuck todd is nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press." chuck, good morning. it's good to see you.
let's tick through some of the things in the memo given to the special counsel in january. it says legally the president cannot obstruct justice because theonstition gives him the power to obstruct it in this case if he wants to. says he cannot be compelled to testify. it says he has the power and right to terminate the russia investigation. which, you know, now in this letter it lays out specifically what many people believe, that the president believes he actually is running this investigation or that at least he has the power to control whether or not it continues. >> well then, to take that to its logical conclusion, then why have they used con gress to try to get evidence out of the justice department? if the president -- you know, by this, by this argument, they're contending, then, they can order the justice department, why don't they just order the justice department to turn over their documents that prove when this russian investigation, what triggered the russian investigation. i mean, that's the point. this memo is extraordinary in how it outlines the president's
powers. essentially saying not only he can end this investigation, willie, they're contending he can end any federal investigation. >> right. >> he can pardon anybody he wants, perhaps even himself. if that truly were what the founders wanted, they're essentially saying every american president will be above the law, not just as president but for anything they did before they were president. it's truly a broad interpretation, to be generous. >> among the many questions it raises is all these republicans on capitol hill, including the majority leader, saying we don't believe that the president would fire the scial counsel or move to fire the special counsel so we don't need legislation to put that in place. i cannot wait for your conversation with giuliani coming up in just a few minutes this morning. meanwhile, a huge moment at the white house this week, where the president sat down with the general, right-hand man of kim jong-un, gave him the audience at the white house, gave him the photo op. we're about ten days away from the meeting in singapore, nine days actually, on july the 12th.
where is this headed? is this headed to just another photo op but just in singapore or is there real movement on things the united states wants here? >> it looks like all the movement is on the united states side. there doesn't seem to be much movement on the north korean side. you have the president saying he doesn't want maximum pressure anymore when it compaes to sanctions. as one analyst pointed out this morning, essentially president trump looks like he's about to agree to the same thing bill clinton agreed to in the '90s with kim jong-un's father, which led us nowhere. which got us nowhere. it was sort of an agreement to a temporary freeze. that eased some sanctions. and essentially was buying time. so it does look like we are headed to a -- if not a photo op, something that is far, far short of anything the president had promised. >> before i let you run, chuck, the g-7 this week in canada of all places. >> yes. >> on a week when the president of the united states and the
white house instituted tariffs on steel and aluminum against our allies including canada. you sat down with prime minister justin trudeau. it seems to me in the bits i've seen in the interview he's begun to lose his diplomatic patience with this president. >> i would call it concern and confusion. not quite anger. this is a canadian, mind you, very polite. he didn't get angry. but it's like wait a minute, why are you treating canada the same way you treat china? and we've been there with you through thick and thin. we understand you have a dispute with china. why you bringing us into it? and then of course it's sort of like -- i asked him, do you know what president trump wants, and he says, i don't know. >> wow. chuck, your show is always must watch but a little extra must this week on "meet the press." so chuck, this morning, as i mentioned, sits down with president trump's lawyer rudy giuliani to talk about that memo and the president's legal strategy. chuck also sits down with canadian prime minister justin udeau. you got to watch "meet the
prs" this morning. police in arizona are working around the clock to track down the person they believe is responsible for killing a high-profile psychiatrist and two parallels this week. a fourth person was found dead on saturday, but police have not yet said if that one is connected. we'll get the latest now from nbc's steve patterson. >> reporter: fears in arizona a possible serial killer is on the loose. >> we're asking the public to remain vigilant. >> reporter: police in both phoenix and scottsdale now investigating four shooting deaths in three days. so far, they believe the first three murders are connected. thursday, phoenix police say 59-year-old dr. steven pit was shot and killed outside his phoenix office. pit, a well-known forensic psychiatrist, worked on several high-profile cases including the columbine school massacre and the murder of jonbenet ramsey. >> i'm kind of a news nerd to begin with. so -- and i follow crime stories, always have. >> reporter: the next day, two women, 48-year-old valeria sharp
and 49-year-old anderson were found shot at their office in downtown scottsdale. both parallels working at the same family custody law firm. a friend remembers her fondly. >> someone took a very good person and left them -- two boys with no mom. that's sad. >> reporter: one woman was found dead at the scene. the other seen stumbling outside after being shot. she later died in the hospital. police saying this shooting somehow linked to pit. >> we don't believe this is a random incident. >> reporter: saturday, a fourth murder. police discovering the body of a man inside an office complex that houses mostly therapists and counselors. so far, investigators aren't saying if this latest murder is connected. >> right now, we are doing our best to locate this suspect and get him off the street. >> reporter: now police engaged in a sprawling citywide manhunt for a killer with residents on edge. steve patterson, nbc news,
phoenix. >> firefighters worked throughout the night in laguna beach, california, to contain a rapidly growing wildfire there. the fire doubled in size in just an hour on saturday from 70 acres to 150 acres. mandatory evacuations are still in place. at one point on saturday, more than 2,000 homes were evacuated with some of them being allowed to return today. an fbi agent is under investigation this morning after his gun accidentally discharged while he was off duty with the entire incident caught on camera. the off duty agent dancing at a nightclub in denver and doing back flips when the gun falls to the floor. when he goes to pick it up, you can see, it actually goes off and someone standing nearby is shot in the leg. luckily that person is said to be in good condition this morning. that agent breaking all kinds of protocol with his weapon, doing back flips on the dance floor. all right, a check of the weather. i've seen you do back flips on the dance floor but never with
your weapon. >> no, none of that has ever happened. >> important, protocol. >> let's take a look at some of the rain we're going to see, especially back through the mid-atlantic. that's an area we're focusing on today because it's a cutoff low and it's just sitting there. we'll see the potential for some heavier downpours in an area already very saturated. that's why we have flash flood watches in effect across parts of maryland, down into virginia, west virginia as well. this will sit here through monday. we're also looking at an approaching cold front that will add to the rain across the northeast. this will all get pushed to the east as we go into monday and some of the heavier rain moves up across new england. we could see 2 the warmer weather will continue to dominate and temperatures will remain warmer and through inland areas through the end of the weekend. 61 degrees in san jose. across the bay area, san francisco at 57, half moon bay at 48, hayward 58 degrees and we can expect to see mostly clear skies into the afternoon and along with 60s along the coast
and 80s further inland and 90s near concord and livermore. >> andnd that's your latest forecast. >> still ahead, the highs and lows of the week. including the courage and strength that saved a child and rightly made this man a star around the world. plus, the breathtaking act of absent mindedness that cost the cleveland cavaliers a win in the nba finals and inspired a thousand lebron memes. and later, bike sharing taken to the next level. the big idea some city residents say has become too successful. >> we hear reports of scooters having near misses and even colliding with pedestrians. >> it's all coming up. as we head to break, our photo of the week. the daughter of fallen soldier u.s. army specialist chris harris, being held by his fellow members of the 82nd airborne division, wearing a shirt that reads "my daddy's my hero."
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dylan and i are ready to whip through the highs and lows of the week. shall we? >> yes, please. >> a real life super hero who saved a child's life in one of the most dramatic ways you'll ever see. the 22-year-old was walking down the sidewalk in paris when he heard screams and looked up to see a 4-year-old boy dangling from a balcony. without hesitation he ran across the street and went into spidey mode. he rocketed around the world on social media. when he reaches the boy he snatches him with one arm and delivers him over the railing to safety. we learned later that the boy's father had left him home alone while he went out to the store. that father later said he's a hero. he saved my little sweet pea. he was invited to the presidential palace for a meeting with french president emmanuel macron where he gave him a medal for bravery, a job
at the paris fire department and most significantly the promise of french citizenship. he made the difficult migration up through africa across the mediterranean into italy and more recently to join his brother in france. you like to think that that's what you'd do if you saw. i don't think i would have the physical strength although i would try. >> you wonder if adrenaline kicked in. >> there was no hesitation. he looked up and knew what he had to do. well done, sir. our first low comes with a trigger warning. it's definitely too soon for you to re-live this. despite by being led by one of the greatest two or three basketball players, the cleveland cavaliers are a heavy underdog against the defending champion golden state warriors. the cavs had a huge opportunity to steal the series. enter j.r. smith. the game tied with just under five seconds left. cleveland's george hill misses the free throw but the cavs grabs an offensive rebound.
but j.r., as is often the case, has other plans. he dribbles the ball away from the basket as the final seconds tick away clearly thinking cleveland has the lead and that he's dribbling out the time for a big win. the game went to overtime and the warriors won by ten points. cavs superstar who scored 51 points in the game was as confused as the rest of us. this photograph of james asking smith what the heck he was doing became a meme and an internet wide caption contest. this one clearly captioned from a parent, when you tell the kids it's time to leave for school but they're still in their pajamas. another caption reads when i come home and every light is on. i hate that, too. >> i make that same face when the lights are on. >> after the game j.r. claimed he knew the score and was trying to find an opening for the shot but he changed his tune yesterday and say, i can't say i was sure of anything at that point. smith was suspended one game
earlier this season for throwing a bowl of soup at his coach. i'm not making that up. >> where do you get soup? >> i don't know. i hope it was a cold soup. the cavs get another shot at the warriors to tonight. >> have we moved to the point where we feel bad for j.r.? >> i don't think so yet. >> i don't think lebron is there. >> not yet. >> our next high goes to the 8-year-old boy whose big heart made him a big hero. 8-year-old was riding in the car with his mom when he saw a woman with a walker crossing the street slowly. he asked his mom if he could get out to help and a pedestrian caught the rest on camera in an incredibly sweet moment. he puts his hand on her back and helps her up the stairs. maurice and his mother had no idea they were being filmed and were surprised. the woman maurice was helping stopped at the top of the steps, gave that little hug and told him he's special. he certainly is. let's give reddit for mom for
raising him well. nice job, maurice and mom. i love that video. i could watch it on the loop. >> you know maurice's mom is very proud. >> the hand on the back. something about that, comforting him. final logos to the feeling when you're trying to have a conversation but your dog will not knock off his beautiful opera singing. brace yourself for the singing of walter jeffrey, the irish bulldog. >> i'm having a conversation. no. no. >> walter jeffrey singing at the wheel of a vehicle there. the frenchy lives in austin, texas, and has a huge instagram following where he shows off the pipes. in you're skeptical, he has an entire library of his songs online. experts say french bull dogs don't bark much but they are known for strange vocal sounds like this one. >> i'm right here.
>> would you listen to an entire cd of that? >> it could get on you. his name is walter jeffrey. >> very formal. >> what do you think it would happen? >> if you know him very well you call him walter. sunday sitdown with andrew garfield, the oscar-nominated star of movies like "spiderman" and "hacksaw ridge." now in a tony role. and the story of an ordinary passenger ferry that served on one of the most extraordinary days in the history of the world. you can head over to facebook for a facebook live facebook for a facebook live chat with dylan and me in two well, here's to first dates! you look amazing. and you look amazingly comfortable. when your v-neck looks more like a u-neck... that's when you know, it's half-washed.
sf from san bruno mtn good sunday morning, it is 6:26. here's a live look outside at san francisco from san brun no mountain. looks like a carbon copy of yesterday morning which probably means another hot day on tap. thanks for joining us. vianey has a look at the microclimate forecast. >> am i right? it is going to be slightly cooler along the coast. if you get away from the heat, it will be another great day to do so. san jose 61. not really is wind speed a factor but the rest of the bay area can see we're seeing smi d smileder temperatures, oakland 63 degrees and san francisco 57
and we're expecting a very quick warm temperature trend. as we head in towards the middle of the afternoon, we're expect ing to jump in the '70s and 80s and we'll climb in the 90s once again for inland areas. we'll have a complete breakdown of when the cooling trend comes into the bay area. >> we'll stay tuned for that at 7:00, vianey, thanks. a fire at the scrap metal recycling plant left the smell of chemicals drifting through the air and plumes of smoke could be seen for miles. firefighters from several deposits responded to snitser steel around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. they immediately had to call for backup to help contain this massive fire. a viewer took this video and shows plumes of black smoke over the port and fire officials say xrapt m scrap metal like old cars are recycled at this facility. the fire started with residue on
theetal caught fire and quickly spread. the fire only burned about half an acre but causing concern over air quality due to possible toxins that may have been released. >> some of those could possibly have some materials in there that are probably not great for your health. >> internal investigations to make sure that everything that moved through our machines is up to code. >> the bay area air quality management district is monitoring those toxin levels. a spokesperson insists there was not an unsafe amount of material at the site. they tell us employees follow new plo rotocols which were implemented following previous fires. the latest fire happened in march. a sea of orange yesterday on the golden gate bridge in honor of national gun violence awareness, thousands marched across the sand with their message and no more silence, end gun violence.
san francisco's protest was one of many across the country and some in the crowd were victims themselves or lost loved ones to gun violence. local high school students joined in the demonstration enspired by the survivors of the shootings in parkland and santa fe texas. it was organized by moms demand action. at 6:29, coming up on "today in the bay," amy schumer was in san francisco but not everybody was laughing. we'll tell you why some are protesting her jokes. we will have that plus all of the top stories and weather coming up at 7:00, we hope you join us, right now back to sunday "today" with willy geist.
people are going to provide their own pictures, their own information and people have the ability to invite or not invite their friends to join. see, in a world where social structure was everything, that was the thing. >> andrew garfield playing edwardo savarin. in the 2010 movie "the social network." that performance got hollywood's attention and two years later he made the leap from supporting player to big budget leading man when he was cast as "the amazing spider-man." together that movie made nearly $1.5 billion at the box office and made garfield a star around
the world. he earned his first oscar nomination for "hacksaw ridge." he's more comfortable on stage than a global movie star. that's where he is now, on broadway, as the lead in the iconic play "angels in america." the show is nominated for a record 11 tony awards, including one for garfield. andrew and i got together for a sunday sitdown on a day off from that grueling play. andrew garfield has played a super hero and a war hero, but in prior walter he embodies the hero of a different kind and the role of a lifetime. >> i feel like something terrifying is on its way. >> i'm playing in "angels in america" is one of the greatest characters in theater history. this play has everything, the whole human experience in it. >> i have to imagine a tony
nomination and the response you've gotten has to be incredibly gratifying given what you all have put into the show. >> yes. definitely. you know, i think as artists we try to not care about those kinds of things so it's very interesting when you're -- because it's a hit, i suppose. it is one of those -- >> it is. >> -- things that i've heard of. a hit. but when you're in it, all i can see is the stuff that doesn't -- that we need to keep working on it. >> the two-part play by american playwright tony kushner during a time. it was adapted into a mini series. >> an angel crashed through my bedroom ceiling. >> garfield plays the lead, a young, gay man with aids navigating his life and future while wrestling with mortality and visions of heaven.
>> responsibility of carrying the torch for a new generation of gay men and women who say, he's playing the lead role in this play that is iconic to us and it says a lot about who we are and where we come from. what does that feel like to you? >> i feel that responsibility and i'm happy to hold it even though i feel the weight of it. it's not a light thing to me. i have a friend that came in for the two-show day on wednesday. he said there's a ghost in the city for me. i said bring them, bring them, bring them. that's what we're doing. it's a beautiful, beautiful responsibility. >> say, yes, baby. >> lesion number one. >> over its two parts, angels in america runs 7 1/2 hours. a physical and emotional grind unlike any other on broadway. >> how do you even get out of that character? >> so there has to be rituals and ways back into yourself. i think humphrey bogart used to
go sailing. it's okay for him. going sailing to refined myself. >> for me. there are people. there are a few people that i can use as anchors back into who i am. >> right. >> i also do a little ritual every night where i'll write a letter, i'll sign back out and sign back in. it's all woo-woo. >> you do that every night? >> i do. even though i love being pryor, he's the most remarkable person. andrew is all right. he's a bit more boring. >> 25 years after the play's first run the play's guiding theme endures. >> it's love. it's acceptance. acceptance of the whole garden, the garden. how two men love, how a man and woman love, how women and women love. there's so much mystery to celebrate. >> he was born in los angeles to an american father and british mother. he was raised in the u.k. where he acted in youth theater before
moving to the bigger stages of london. television soon followed with critics taking notice of garfield in "boy a" where he played a notorious killer trying to find new life after prison. the role earned garfield the 2008 british academy television award for best actor. garfield broke into hollywood instyle playing alongside meryl streep, robert redford and tom cruz in lions for lamb. his breakout role about the birth of facebook earned him a golden globe nomination. >> you did it. you did it. you planted that story about the chickens. >> i didn't plant the story. >> then came "the amazing spider-man" and the sequel, a pair of blockbusters that made garfield a household name and face around the world. >> do you remember when your life changed? was it social network or was it
"spider-man." ? >> it was "spider-man." with "social network" it was people saying, hey, man, i love that movie. the "spider-man" created the separation which was alarming. on a good day if someone asks me for a picture, i give them a hug. >> then i'll force them to hug me. they'll be sweating and shaking. >> do they get the picture and the hug? >> they just get the hug. the hug is enough. i'm a good hugger. i have a lot of hug to give. >> but garfield still restless with that thing. you've said you're not comfortable with the word celebrity. how do you reconcile the fact that you're famous, everybody knows your face and name. >> i think celebrity has become a dirty word.
this isn't good for anybody. you're going to be the richest man or woman in the graveyard and you're not going to live your life because you're wasting it looking up to people who don't deserve to be looked up to. i have a pretty strong opinion about that breed of celebrity. i made some "spider-man" films. >> i heard, yes. >> and now there are people who have never been to the theater who are coming to see a 7 1/2 hour play as their first play possibly because they saw me in a "spider-man" film. that makes me so happy. >> one place he can turn for grounding is his family. >> what do your parents think? your father, can he believe what his son has become? >> i don't think so. the same way that we feel within our play, we can't feel the success. we can't acknowledge it. we don't know how to. i think it's the same thing within my family.
it doesn't add up. like we can't thank god because otherwise it's not that. >> ask for a selfie. >> and you'd give them a hug. >> and they'd reject it, which they do anyway. it's all about the work, about squeezing every last ounce of juice out of this life and, yeah, we'll celebrate some things, but we'll very, very quickly move on to what's next. >> "angels in america" is on broadway now. its run has been extended through july 15th. andrew's latest movie is called "under the silver lake." our thanks to the legendary danielle restaurant for hosting us. check out our web extras and don't forget to subscribe to the sunday sitdown podcast.
it is a good one. you can find it on apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts along with a library of our sitdowns. next week, a sunday sitdown with claire dane, the homeland starr who plays. she's next week on sunday today. dylan is back now with another check of the weather. >> hey, willie. chilly in the mid-atlantic and northeast. temperatures running 10 to 20 degrees below average. high in islip. philadelphia in the 60s. state college 55 degrees. d.c. is 75 which is 8 degrees below average. going into monday, even colder. temps only in the 50s. providence only hitting a high of 57 and then once we get through the middle
we're in the 50s and 60s and these are probably the coolest temperatures we'll see for the entire day as it begins to warm up quickly into the afternoon. oakland 57 degrees and hayward 58 degrees right now. down through san jose, 61 degrees and our temperature into the afternoon shows a very quick climb by about 9:00 a.m. to about 71 degrees, quickly cri climbing in the 80s and expected to climb in upper 80s and low 90s into inland areas. and that's your latest forecast. >> we'll see you in just a minute. next on "sunday today" san francisco has been a laboratory for many ideas. the latest concept isn't going over well with everyone in town. lilly.
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i should be in the shot now too. try head and shoulders two in one. if you live in or have visited a city with a bike share program, you know how it works. you go to one of the many docking stations, hit the road and then return it to another station for the next person to use. now some cities led by san francisco have introduced a similar concept with electric scooters but with one big difference that has turned into one big problem. nbc's joe frier has our sunday spotlight. >> reporter: they've scooted on to streets across the country. >> it's like a watered down version of a motorcycle. >> reporter: a new two-wheeled battery powered way to get around. >> i'm not sure i could go back to a city that did not have electric scooters. >> reporter: electric scooters have pochd up in several cities like los angeles, denver, austin and washington, but san
francisco often the launching pad for the next great tech innovation has become a laboratory of sorts with three different companies operating here. bird, lime and spin. >> give it a couple of kicks like a regular old kick scooter. >> reporter: this is spin's co-founder. his scooters cost $1 to rent plus 15 cents a minute. they travel up to 15 miles an hour. >> you call this a last mile solution? >> that's right. first offer last mile. it's about getting to the doorstep of your destination. >> riders find scooters using a phone app and then they scan them to unlock their ride. >> it unlocks. >> that little noise means it's ready to go? >> yes. >> reporter: unlike the bikes that are docked to stations, the scooters are dockless. they can be left at your final destination. for the companies, that's key. >> we are thinking about home. i want to get home. you're not thinking i want to go to a docking station and go
home. our goal is to have a scooter within 300 feet or less of you. >> for some, that is too close. tom maguire is with the transportation agency which has been fielding complaints about the scooter invasion. >> property owners do not want scooters left anywhere on or around their property. >> on social media you'll find pictures of them in the strange eggs of places with some using #scootersbehavingbadly and others saying #wheelmageddon. 500 have been impacted for obstructing sidewalks. >> we have reports of scooters having near misses and colliding with pedestrians. >> reporter: here in california you're supposed to ride the scooters in a bike lane. if that's not available, then on the street. you're not supposed to take them on the sidewalk yet many riders are on the sidewalk and many more are not wearing helmets
which is why, riders fly by breaking those rules. >> what do you think when you see that? >> that's the kind of behavior we're not going to accept. >> the city is cracking down. starting tomorrow companies will need a permit to operate but the permits haven't been issued yet so until that happens the scooters will disappear from san francisco streets. >> growing pains right now with this? >> with any new product you'll have users just try to figure out things on their own and we'll do' better job at educating people. >> it's behavior change and the adoption curve. >> reporter: the company is using video tools to teach them about the rules and handing out free helmets as cities figure out how to regulate the electric strangers that scooted into town. >> i see how they can gletet annoying but i do like them. >> joe, thank you very much. next on "sunday today" the
wednesday will mark the 74th anniversary of d-day, june 6th, 1944, when more than 150,000 american, british and canadian troops spilled onto the beaches of normandy, france, in an unprecedented military operation that began the liberation of western europe from adolph hitler and the nazis. in our sunday closer jimmy roberts finds an extraordinary link to the day when general eisenhower told the troops the eyes of the world are upon you. >> reporter: everyday a 75-year-old ship peacefully chugs back and forth across long island sound living an inglorious but purposeful existence. >> ladies and yes, welcome
aboard the cape henlopen. >> it has ferried vehicles and passengers from new london, connecticut, to new york and back. 74 years ago this boat had a different name and a different job. back then it was the "u.s.s.lst 5 510" a landing craft that participated in the landing on normandy on d-day. >> i've been riding this for 30 years and never knew it. >> i like the ferry and now i like it more. >> one man traveling this late spring day though knows the boat's history well, he lived it. >> it's so peaceful right now, isn't it? >> it wasn't peaceful then. >> reporter: jim lee joy was there in brooklyn on these decks during the normandy invasion. they ferried troops to france and returned to england with the wounded and the dead.
>> they have to drop the soldiers that we were carrying north to the beach maybe 5, 6 feet of water and a good percentage drowned even before they got to the beach. if you don't get scared, something is wrong with you. if you're alive now, you don't know if you're going to be alive tomorrow. that's the way i always figured it. >> reporter: quickly built in the run up to the war to facilitate amphibious results, lsts carried tanks, vehicles, boats, other ammunition and troops. >> the primary mission of the lst is to land artillery on enemy beach ready to fight through enemy opposition. >> with respect to how important lst 510 was it's easy to say without that kind of logistical support it would have failed. >> more than 1,000 were built only a handful are seaborne.
cross sound ferry bought this. it is one of 11 but clearly it is different. >> it's not like any other boat in the fleet. it's got a soul that the other ones don't have. it's been shot at, had human blood spilled on it. you feel like you're living, walking, breathing history. >> through the years there have been reunions of those who served. lee joy is one of two left from the original crew. >> what goes through your mind when you think of these things right now? >> i wish it was no more. >> much like the greatest generation who fought on its decks, the hemlopen quietly shuts off for work each day. a dwindling piece of history that most can hardly remember. >> he served on this ship in the normandy invasion. >> thank you for your service. god bless you. >> these are peaceful times on this ship, but the echos are loud and the memories should li never be forgotten.
>> we actually saved the world. thank god for america. >> for "sunday today," jimmy roberts, orient point, new york. >> they did save the world. jimmy and mr. lee joy especially, thank you. this week we highlight another life well lived. mildred council was known to the masses who flookd to taste her southern cooking as mama dip. council was born in north carolina, the granddaughter of a slave, and she learned to cook on the share cropper's farm where she grew up. her mother died when mildred was a young child and the girl was left to run the family's kitchen. over the decades she cooked in homes, restaurants, food trucks, fraternity houses until in 1976 she opened her own 18 seat diner in chapel hill, north carolina. called dips kitchen. she was known for dump cooking. no recipes and precise measurements.
dump it into a bowl until it tasted good. her restaurant was a favorite of michael jordan when he was a student in the early 1980s. mildred's place got so popular she moved across the street to a bigger space and called it. >> maria: dip's. she had a line of. >> maria: dip corn bread and sausage. president george w. bush invited ma ma dip. a southern inches city tugsz died in channelle hill, north carolina. she was 89 years old. oh, milk. another breakfast, another dilemma. am i willing to pay the price for loving you? you'll make my morning, but ruin my day. complicated relationship with milk? pour on the lactaid. it's delicious 100% real milk, just without that annoying lactose. mmm, that's good. lactaid. the real milk that doesn't mess with you.
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on tuesday the super bowl champion philadelphia eagles will visit the white house where they'll be congratulated by president trump. several members of the team have said they will not attend the ceremony which comes less than two weeks after the nfl released the new policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem, an issue the president has ceased on and many players have criticized. ocean 8 an all female all-star cast. >> speaking of sandra bullock, tomorrow on "today" hoda will have an exclusive interview with sandra where they will talk about the joyce s of adoption, feeling they know very well. thank you for spending part of your sunday morning with us.
good sunday morning to you, it is 7:00. here is a live look outside. beautiful. san francisco as we look from san bruno mountain on another warm morning. boy, thanks so much for joining us. i'm kir ra clapper. vianey has a look at the microclimate forecast. we did not plan this. i think we're just so connected and we're dressed perfectly for this heat. >> definitely, you're going to want to wear lighter colors. if you thought yesterday was hot, today is going to be hot again. >> i was hoping you would say it's going to be -- >> along the coast it will be slighter cooler. if you went