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. we are fighting the fake news. >> every day it is going to be a fight. >> he was saying, i'm going to sue you. >> are we alone in the universe? good morning. welcome to "sunday today." i'm willie geist. we appreciate you being up with us on another busy morning. there is breaking news out of new orleans where a pickup truck plowed into a sea of people during one of the biggest mardi gras parades. we'll update you about the victims. plus, the president is butting heads with the democratic party just hours after the election. and later a moving
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conversation with the real life subject of the movie "lion" nominated tonight at the oscars for best picture. separated from his family as a five-year-old boy when he boarded the wrong train, roaming the streets of calcutta alone, adopted by a family a world away. and returning with the help of his mother thanks to google earth. tell me about the moment in the movie that gives you chills, when you spot that water tower and you zoom in and zoom in and zoom in and you say, that's it. >> i'm thinking, please, god, just one last time let me see my family again. >> a sit-down you don't want to miss later in the show. but let's begin with a horrific scene overnight in new orleans. a pickup truck plowing into a crowd and injuring more than two dozen people. sara murray is on the scene. sara, good morning.
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>> good morning, willie. amazingly, there were no deaths or life threatening injuries. a suspended intoxicated driver is in custody this morning as police try to piece together just how this happened. a party atmosphere quickly turned to a scene of destruction and despair. >> i saw a dark truck run a white car off the road, swerve, lose control and just run into like a hundred people. >> reporter: at least 21 people were hospitalized after the crash, including young children, as well as a new orleans police officer. a reporter for station wvue recorded this video and identified the man in custody as the driver of the pickup. the same man can be seen in this photo from the new orleans advocate. >> we suspect that that subject was highly intoxicated. he is in custody. he is being investigated right now. >> reporter: thousands of people were
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attending and participating in the crew of indimien parade in new orleans city center last night. it's a popular parade and one of two leading up to the famous mardi gras celebration. officials say they planned for crowd safety and even took into account recent acts of terrorism in cities around the world, but there was no preventing something like this. >> innocent people were hurt here today. families watching the parade, we had somebody that was intoxicated that ran into her. it's hard to protect against something like that. >> reporter: both the city's mayor and the governor of louisiana, john bell edwards, praised first responders and the public who jumped into action amid all the chaos and confusion. willie? >> let's hope for full recovery for all those victims, sarah delof in washington. thank you. an independent investigation into the
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trump campaign contacts with russia. nbc's kelly o'donnell is live for us at the white house. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. first let's talk about that important development from the president's own party. car darrell isa, member of congress, said he believes a special prosecutor is needed into possible ties of the trump campaign. congressman isa, who is a friend of the president, supporter of the president, says he just believes attorney general jeff sessions, also a friend, is just too close to the president and the white house to be the one overseeing that kind of investigation. willie, you also mentioned sort of the twitter duel that has unfolded. it is the modern way between president trump and the newly elected chairman of the democratic national committee. thomas perez was
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selected yesterday, and as head of the republican party, it was president trump who offered congratulations but he also suggested in that that he couldn't be happier for him or the republican party. it was tom perez who fired back saying, call me tom. and don't get too happy. i and the democrats are united in the country and we will be your worst nightmare. so already a spirited debate between the two heads of their respect actirespec respective parties. dinners have been on the president's mind, willie. last night in d.c. he went just down the street to the trump hotel, which is on pennsylvania avenue. he traveled there to have dinner with daughter-in-law bianca, son-in-law jared and others. the white house press did travel along but was kept outside. what makes that interesting is the president was dining openly in the public and social media showed photos of that, but the white house did not provide the
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list of guests for the dinner and so forth. and more dinner news, the president announced, again using twitter, that he will not attend the white house accordance dinner. that is something that presidents of both parties have done for decades. he will be a no-show this year. willie? >> kelly o'donnell on the white house and on the dinner beat. kelly, thanks so much. chuck todd is moderator of "meet the press." good morning. good to see you, my friend. we had reporters at the white house and the senior director to pour water on alleged ties of russia during the campaign. now we have the "washington post" report that in fact the white house may have asked the heads of the intel committees and the house and the senate to do the same. where does this story go next and do we get that independent investigation that now even darrell isa is calling for? >> most troubling may be the decision by the senate intelligence committee chairman, the republican ranking member there, richard burr, to essentially participate in the
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white house requests there of talking to some reporters about what he understood that the fbi had. the reason i say that might be the most troubling part or the part that launches a bigger call or bigger movement for a special prosecutor is that right now it's the senate intel committee, richard burr and the lead democratic mark warner, we're going to put together a joint investigation on the russian interference. has richard burboun compromised? that might put pressure on them to say, go along with what darrell isa said. the only way to eliminate this political investigation is to take it outside. so either a special prosecutor or one of those blue ribbon 9/11 type panels. i think that is the unintended consequence here of the white house. i think making a big mistake, which was
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making contact with other government officials who will be investigating some members of that west wing and their involvement in -- potential involvement, whether or not, in the russia interference. >> some people wonder if darrell isa is the first republican domino to fall in this. we'll see. president trump going at it with tom perez just elected as head of the democratic party. he even said that election was rigged, that hillary's guy got in place of bernie sanders in the fight with the democratic party. what does the election of tom perez tell you about where the democratic party is and the lessons it learned from that election four months ago? >> i'll tell you this. if tom perez is considered establishment today, i think that tells you how the party has moved substantially to the left. it wasn't that long ago when tom perez was nominated to be labor secretary. there was this -- it was going to be a tough push to get him confirmed because there was this feeling that, oh, is he too
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progressive? is he too outside the so-called establishment democratic mainstream to get confirmed in the u.s. senate? so the point is that the establishment knew it was afraid of bernie sanders and the warren wing totally getting control of the party through keith ellison, so by recruiting tom perez, it was a progressive they could live with. i think it shows you how far the democratic party has moved left. what the tweet fight tells you, willie, while there are divisions in the democratic party, there is no person who can unite the party more than anyone, and that person is president trump. >> chuck todd, thank you so much. we'll be watching you on "meet the press" this morning. chuck will be joined by the new democratic party chair, tom perez. indra peterson is here while dylan is out on maternity leave. she has a look at the weather. >> let's start with the aftermath of the big storm that rolled across country and hit
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the east coast on saturday. take a look at this video out of pennsylvania. downed trees narrowly missing a house, another one blocking the road. lack of visibility and heavy rain making travel a danger. also these cars at a standstill. you never want to drive those those floodwaters. we have all that record heat. you are going to feel this change today. a high in the cold front. look at the temperature difference. how towards d.c., the high today, 47 degrees. this is no longer a morning low. i know that's tough to understand. yesterday you were 75 degrees. new york city also looking for the 40s. of course, we wille b good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist krystal klei. here is a look another your forecast highs for today. 46 in center city and somerton. mid 40s for the pennsylvania suburbs and low 40s for lehigh
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koun, berks county area. 45 in trenton, 47 in voorhees. in ocean city, 47 pour the forecast height. don't forget today, windy, mostly sunny to partly cloudy conditions. i have to give you the heads up, the oscars today? rain in southern california. >> they'll tent that red carpet. thank you, indra. we'll see you in a minute. as we mentioned, the 59th academy awards tonight. will the winners use that big stage to take on trump? nbc's steve patterson is in hollywood outside the dolby theater where it's all going to happen. steve, good morning. >> good morning, willie. the controversy was diversity leading to the on-line trend oscars so white. this year is expected to be a lot more colorful leading to a
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hash tag of its own, oscars so political. >> how would like him remembered? >> reporter: the oscars celebrate the best movies and performances of the past year. but tonight politics may play a leading role. the award season so far has been more political than ever. at the golden globes, meryl streep took on president trump. >> when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose. >> reporter: at the stre screen actors gilda war wards. oscar frahadi's film is nominated. but he's boycotting president trump. >> i just don't see a world where people decide to be quiet about that. >> reporter: the oscars have seen political protests in the past and they
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haven't gone over well. >> you very regretfully cannot accept. >> reporter: marlon brando turned down the best actor oscar. she was booed. morgan was criticized for putting down president bush. >> we have a war for fictitious reasons. >> reporter: the year's frontrunner is decidedly apolitical. for 14 nominations, "la la land" is expected to make hollywood great again. >> the oscars is a great show so it will be all that more opini opinionated for actors who feel strongly to speak out. >> reporter: look for something hollywood couldn't even script. this morning we're
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learning more about a 21-year-old cinematographer about his country's civil war. he said he was banned from entering the united states after being flagged by security officials. this is just much more political fuel to the fire that's been burning for weeks now leading to tonight's ceremony. willie? >> should be an interesting show. steve patterson up early. first man on the red carpet looking sharp, too. appreciate it. a moment for the jeopardy hall of fame as alex trebek spits rhymes after rattling out a category on rap lyrics. and the 15-year-old dodge ball player with a cannon for an arm who became a web sensation after mowing down her friends without mercy. nascar looking at new places for racing's next stars. it's all coming up on "sunday today" and as we go to break, our photo of the week. a spacex rocket blasting off from kennedy's space center up through the clouds
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pineapple pizza. president johansson said, with tongue in cheek, that he would move to have pineapple pizza banned if he could. he's not a fan. the pro pineapple grassroots thought it awful that he would threaten their pineapple pizza. on the other side, he became a cult hero for others who view it as an abomination. he made a statement, i like pineapples, just not on pizza. i do not have the power to get rid of it. for pizza, i like seafood. >> even if you put it on half, pineapple leaks into the other half. it's a no-go. >> give me a cheese slice. the president's score he played years
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ago of golf. he was at a meeting for manufacturing executives when the president of the united states called on him to tell a story about the time i did the thing. tell it. >> hi, jeff. >> great to be here. really look forward to working with you. >> jeff actually watched me make a hole-in-one, can you believe it? should you tell that story? >> we're trying to talk president trump into doing "the apprentice." that was my assignment when we owned nbc. president trump goes up to a par 3 on his course. he looks at three of us and says, you realize, of course, i'm the richest golfer in the world? then gets a hole-in-one. >> i love, should you tell the story? meaning tell the story. our next tie goes to long-time jeopardy host alex trebek. after his performance reading clues this week in the category let's rap, kids. let's go to alex
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reading raps. >> started from the bottom new we're here, started from the bottom the whole team here. panda, panda, panda. 6'7'8'bunch. young money militia and i am getting there. i was getting into this rapping. i'm not good at it but i was getting into it. our next low goes to your chances of survival. if you find yourself in the path of 15-year-old addison swayback and her arm during a friendly game of dodgeball. the gun hanging from her right shoulder made her a viral star, mowing down her friends with balls throwing so fast it almost looked fake. but as addison's victims will attest, it was all very real. addison's father is manning the camera and giggles. he was on the sideline, though, because addison had
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blown him up with a dodgeball just moments earlier. >> that looks like it hurts, i'm sorry. >> our final high goes to the boss. once again pulling a fan up on stage courteney cox style. this time bruce springsteen was playing in bris baybane, australia when he saw a boy with a sign that said, missed school. can i play grown-up with you? bruce said sure. ♪ ♪ >> go ahead, nathan. once in a lifetime thing, right? actually not for nathan. in 2014, bruce pulled a 12-year-old boy up on stage in brisbane
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to sing "waiting for a sunny day." that kid, the same nathan testa. but there's more. the year before that, the boss pulls an 11-year-old up on stage in brisbane. they even held hands to the knee slide. recognize that kid? that's also nathan testa. three times on stage with the boss. >> maybe he makes good signs. they're creative. >> and he can play. our final low goes to one little girl's understanding of how to make oatmeal, courtesy of "america's funniest home videos." the recipe calls for three cups, so she gets all three cups, one by one. >> we need one more cup. >> one more cup? >> where is she going? okay, ellie, we need
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one more cup. we need one more. okay, how many cups now? >> one, two, three, four. >> what do you want from her? the box said three cups, she got three cups. >> she's following directions perfectly. i love kids. our sunday sitdown with the real life character at the center of "lion," nominated tonight for six oscars. the incredibly true story that became one of the movies of the year. why do some cash back cards make earning bonus cash back so complicated? they limit where you can earn bonus cash back to a few places... ...and those places keep changing every few months. the quicksilver card from capital one doesn't do any of that. with quicksilver you earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere.
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors. it's just a few minutes before
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8:30 on this sunday. what a difference a day makes in terms of our weather. meteorologist krystal klei is tracking a chilly start to our sunday. kryst krystal? >> much colder than yelled morning. feels-like temperatures feeling like 27 degrees in northeast philadelphia and at the international airport. 28 in mt. holly and 27 millville. only 21, what it feels like in lancaster and 24 in redding. mt. pocono, 14 for the feels-like temperature. current winds are to blame. right around gusts of 30 miles per hour for millville and wilmington, 26 for philadelphia and 28-mile-per-hour gusts for wildwood. windy conditions will last the rest of today. temperatures only reaching the mid 40s. >> today the national weather service will determine if any tornadoes touched down in lancaster county yesterday. the strong winds toppled trees and power lines. fortunately no reports of anybody hurt. tomorrow lawyers for bill cosby will return to court. they're expected to argue his
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trial should be moved out of montgomery county or jurors should be brought in from another county. on friday a judge ruled that only one additional accuser in the case can testify in court. that woman claims cosby drugged her at a los angeles hotel in 1996. cosby's trial in norristown is set for june. he's charged with sexually assaulting a former temple university employee in 2004. i'm rosemary connors. krystal and i will be back for a full 90 minutes of news and weather starting at 9:00. we'll see you then.
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a scene from the extraordinary film "lion" nominated tonight for six academy awards, including best picture. "lion" is the true story of a five-year-old indian boy named saroo, separated from his family and carried across india on a train he wasn't supposed to be on. it took him 16 years to find his mother and siblings.
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he spent his childhood in syria, staying with a family on the streets and wondering about the family he lost. saroo brierley is 24 years old and his story has taken him inside the red carpet and the theater for the oscars. we got together for our sunday sit-down. do you remember opening your eyes? >> yes. i just had the thought that my brother is going to be there somewhere, but he wasn't. he was nowhere to be seen. >> just five years old, saroo was all alone. he begged his big brother gadoo that night in 1986 to bring him along on a train ride to look for work. as gadoo went to find the job, saroo waited and fell asleep on a bench at the station. it was the last time he ever saw his brother. >> i stood up, looking to the left, looking to the right. there is a train in front of me there at the station. whether it's the same one i came on or a different one, i'm not too sure. but he is nowhere to
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be seen. so i boarded the carriage from the platform, thinking that he was in the carriage. he might have been, you know, in another carriage. so irrational these thoughts. >> for a five-year-old. >> that's basically what a five-year-old was thinking at that point in time. life is such a paradox. things happen the way they do, which is unexplainable. >> you travel on that train. was it two days, about? almost a thousand miles. but when you arrive in calcutta, there is a sea of people trying to get on the train. do you still think, maybe i'll find my brother here? maybe my mom will come find me in the station? >> i was so scared. it was such an alienating place. i've never been here before. so many people, and all i wanted was my brother and sister and my mother.
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salvati salvation. i fell on my knees and hoped someone would help me, but i didn't think anyone cared, because you're just a street kid. it was extremely hard, but i think the great thing about human beings is that we fall but we learn to pick ourselves back up. >> lost and nearly a thousand miles from home, saroo lived alone on the streets of calcutta for three weeks. there were moments of hope that turned out to be dangerous false glimmers. >> a railroad worker actually approached me and asked, where are you from, and i told him i'm lost, and he said, come with me, i'll help you. i was really hopeful that, number one, there's a shelter. there is a person stating he can help me get back to my family. there's food as well. this person came the next day and i sat next to him. and then that situation turned a little bit different where it sort of -- my
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stomach curdled a bit and i felt this isn't right. i just thought this is the right time to go. >> the little boy ran for his life. soon after he was picked up by a stranger who delivered him to a center for abandoned children that was run like a juvenile prison. >> as you moved later into the orphanage with the other children, at any point along the way there, had you given up hope that you're going to find your family again? >> i didn't know what to think. i had been living on raw nerves just trying to survive. at that point in time, hell on earth, that place was it. >> but that hell on earth turned out to be saroo's salvation. the orphanage found an australian couple who wanted to adopt him. >> hello there. >> hello. that's for you. >> from the filthy streets of calcutta, saroo was sent to a
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comfortable life in australia. even as he grew up with the adoptive parents he loves, the hole in his life remained. >> those memories of my past is the key to returning back home. and it's all i have. if i lose my memories of my past, then there was no way of getting back home. it was a treasure to me when i went to sleep. those memories of my past were beautiful. >> what were you thinking about? >> thinking about my sister and hoping she's still alive, she's eating well. i'm hoping my mom is okay as well, she's looking after herself and alive. i think, in essence, that's what i sort of dreamed about a lot, is to have that sort of reuniting with my family again. >> something you've been dreaming about your whole life. >> yeah. >> at the age of 27, saroo began the search for the family in india he had been dreaming about. >> i decided to do something about it because i couldn't stand living another day.
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>> have you heard of this new program? it's incredible. you can find anyplace from anywhere. >> armed with only a five-year-old's crystal clear memory of a train station, a water tower there and a series of town names he had been incorrect incorrectly, saroo opened his laptop and began looking for his past. he set up sort of a war room in his apartment. for several years, he used google to click and search for home. >> tell me about the real life moment, the moment that gives you chills in the movie when you spot that configuration, including the water tower, and you zoom in and you zoom in and you zoom in and you say, that's it. >> i closed my eyes at that point in time and said, please, god, let me one more time see my family again. i zoomed down on this train track and scrolled and scrolled and scrolled and thought, this looks somewhat familiar. i zoomed in and saw the water tower, and
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i'm just like, is this a dream? is my mom playing a game? that was such a pivotal moment in my life. >> with the blessing of his australian parents, saroo traveled back to india with no idea what or whom he would find 26 years after he had vanished into the streets. >> the amazing thing about it is that if there's such thing as muscle memory, then it exists because my legs had memory of how to navigate through the nooks and crannies in the streets to get back to my neighborhood. i used to live here. >> his mother never moved from the family's neighborhood, hoping someday saroo would return. >> time on earth stood still. >> the reunion was bittersweet. saroo learned that his big brother and his hero, gadoo, had been killed by a train that same night the two had separated. >> two boys left and
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two never came home. >> his birth mother overjoyed that one of her boys had come home. and grateful to the australian mother who saved him. saroo visits his mother, his sister and his brother in india regularly. now a successful businessman, saroo bought his birth mother a new home. with the popularity of "lion" and of saroo's books on which the movie is based, he tells me there is another book about his two moms and a stageplay in the works, too. and who knows, maybe another movie. saroo was harnessing this for good with seaside films. the lionheart campaign has raised $200,000 to help children like saroo who go miss ing in india every year. to hear saroo talk about the emotional meeting with his biological mother,
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check out today.com/sunday. and next week, my interview with the 43rd president of the united states, george w. bush. he's put together a book of his own paintings of veterans who fought in the wars he oversaw. president bush and i sit down next week on "sunday today." and indra is back with another check of the weather. >> a lot of talk about the oscars, willie, so forecast southern california, here we go once again. it is the rainiest month for southern california is february. you can already see the showers still in the area. they're expected to last throughout the day and even as we go in through monday. yes, we know a soggy red carpet, but it's good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist krystal klei. here is a look at your forecast high for today, 46 in center city and somerton. mid 40s for the pennsylvania suburbs, low 40s for the berks county area, only 42 degrees in allentown. new jersey, 45 in trenton, 47
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voorhees. in ocean city 46 for your forecast high and mid to upper 40s for the delaware area. don't forget today, windy, mostly sunny to partly cloudy conditions. as willie put it, it must be legit rain in california? >> that's legit rain all day. bad hair day for all those stars, too. indra, thanks. next on "sunday today," the other big event of the day, the daytona 500 with nascar's biggest stars going at it around the 2.5-mile oval. we have the search for 2.5-mile oval. we have the search for the next big when you're close to the people you love, does psoriasis ever get in the way of a touching moment? if you have moderate to severe psoriasis, you can embrace the chance of completely clear skin with taltz. taltz is proven to give you a chance at completely clear skin. with taltz, up to 90% of patients had a significant improvement of their psoriasis plaques.
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you expect to see on the racetrack, but don't let the pink fool you. this is your ride. >> yeah. >> do i get to hop in with you? >> i have my water temperature and then my oil pressure. >> it says macey, pink and blue. i love it. >> she's one of the few female drivers in nascar history. you have these grown men trailing behind you on the racetrack. what does that feel like? >> being out in front of everybody else and knowing i'm leading the race and i'm just as good as they are, it shows that females and girls can do just as good as everybody else can. >> and she's been doing this since she was eight. our own hoda kotb interviewed macey in 2009. when the boys see you get in your car, what do they say to you? >> i'm going to beat this girl. >> my heart is telling
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me, you know you can do it. you're going to face these challenges but you're going to get through them. >> racing is in macey's dna. her mother and father both raced. >> it's a great family sport. >> you all take it to a whole new level, okay? >> it's a superfamily. >> her grandmother was the first woman to ever win a nascar sanctioned race back in 1978 when the fans were far less welcoming to women. >> it was rough. it was really rough. i had fans that would boo me and drivers didn't particularly want me there. >> which is why nascar is trying to change all that. macey is one of six selected to be part of nascar's drive for diversity, a program designed to include more women and minorities. >> colin. >> chase. >> natalie. >> rubien. >> jay. >> macey. >> they're on hand at
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daytona learning from the pros. >> regardless of male, female, pink, yellow, purple, whatever you are. i'm about you finding what it is you love to do and doing it to the highest level. >> somebody gets a minority or female, nascar says, we're going to even the playing field. if you're good enough, you're going to make it. >> daniel suarez is a graduate of the program. >> i was ready to go back to mexico. this program gave me the opportunity to give myself another shot. >> how important do you think it is now that you guys are changing the face of this sport? >> i think it's really important. people ask me, what do you do every morning that's different that other people don't do? i'm like, i get up, i do my hair, do my makeup. i think that brings on different personalities. >> macy is ready to show the world that you can go pretty fast in pink. for "sunday today," morgan radford,
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for all of you who now make entire movies complete with
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soundtracks right on the phones in your pockets, you may be shocked to hear that film, actual film, used to be cut and edited together by hand,painstakingly. in our sunday closer, joe friar finds where they're still doing it that way. >> reporter: before the home security had ever been invented, there was another way to cut and paste. back in the day movies and tv shows couldn't even be made without the skills of a negative cutter, someone to delicately slice, then splice a negative, creating the final cut. is it fair to say this is kind of old school? >> this is very old school, yeah. >> reporter: at deluxe archive solutions in seattle, this classic art is alive and well today. are people surprised to know you're still doing this here? >> yes. for the most part, no one believes that anybody still does it. >> reporter: andy pratt is the vice president here, but years ago he was on the front lines cutting hundreds of
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movies. >> i had my hands on all of the first three "star wars." all of the "indiana jones" series. >> reporter: no doubt film has had a remarkable life span. there is a lot of film in here, isn't there? >> there is. it's a huge amount. >> reporter: pratt gave us a tour of a warehouse where his company stores a staggering amount of film for studios. >> about 30 million feet of film in here. >> reporter: just the sound of the celluloid conjures up nostalgia. but as computers came around, the need for cutters became less. >> we're the guys that made wagon wheels. there's not a whole lot of wagons out there anymore. >> reporter: it turns out tv shows in the '80s and '90s that were edited digitally
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don't look as good on today's wide tv set. so he goes frame by frame, using shows from the original negatives. >> we only get one chance to cut it so you have to be careful. >> reporter: no pressure, but when all is said and done, the shows will look better than ever. that's why some think a resurgence is possible. according to kodak in 2015, quentin tarantino did a negative cut for "the hateful eight" and "son of saul" did a negative cut, too. for some filmmakers, the quality just can't be beat. at least for now this vintage industry is avoiding a final cut. for "sunday today," joe friar. this week we highlight another life well lived. dr. mildred dresselhaus was somewhat of a rock star in the world of science. in 1968, millie, as she was known, became
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the first woman to become a tenured professor in i.t. dr. dresselhaus was best known for her research into the basic properties of carbon, mapping out its atomic energy structure and finding new uses for it. millie was born poor in brooklyn, new york to polish immigrant parents. when she arrived at mit in 1960, she was one of two women in a department of a thousand scientists. millie went on to be the first woman to ever win the medal of science and engineering. in 2014, president obama awarded her the presidential medal of freedom. just this month, dr. dresselhaus starred in a ge ad that imagined a world where a top scientist and one of our culture's biggest celebrities. >> a new discovery. >> what if we lived in a world like that? >> dr. millie dresselhaus, renowned
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so we have a little twist for you this morning on our usual weekly predictions. we've got one very exciting prediction. tomorrow morning's today show is going to be a special one. why? because after nearly three months away with her beautiful baby charlie, savannah guthrie returns to "today," a few weeks earlier than we expected her back in the big chair. we know charlie, big sister vale and her husband will all be watching. tomorrow on "today," former president george w. bush will join matt
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and savannah live to talk about his painting project paying tribute to wounded warriors and what he makes of the trump administration. on tuesday we'll broadcast live from capitol hill for the president's first address to the joint chiefs of congress. we can't wait to see savannah back tomorrow on "today." this also happens as we celebrate hoda who is home for a little bit to enjoy hailey joy, the beautiful little girl she just adopted. i have to say good night to my little sister whose film "o.j. in america" is nominated for best documentary feature. good going, lib. i love you. oh, and
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right now on "nbc 10 news today," the winds of change. here is a live view of the flags blowing in a strong breeze down the shore in cape may. spring fever swept the region, but today a return to winter. this morning the cleanup after yesterday's storm. the wicked weather caused such significant damage in one part of our area that officials are investigating if a tornado is responsible. it's back to court this week for bill cosby and his legal team. they'll argue why the case should be moved out of montgomery county. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. thanks for being with us. it's 9:00 on this sunday. what a difference a day

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