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overnight, setting the building ablaze in ato violent demonstration after the saudis executed a prominent cleric. iran's supreme leader now vowing revenge. we're on ground in tehran. up for grabs. the winning numbers to the $334 million powerball jackpot announced overnight. the grand prize now climbing to one of the biggest in game history. and one for the ages. >> touchdown! tcu's back-up quarterback leads the team to a historic 31-point comeback, stunning oregon in overtime at the alamo bowl. so how did they do it? we'll show you, "today," sunday, january 3rd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
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this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm craig melvin alongside sheinelle jones. dylan dreier is here. bags under the eyes this morning. this is a game that folks are going to be talking about for a very long time. tcu coming back from a 31-point deficit to beat oregon, and they do it with a back-up quarterback. never played a college game in his life. >> a walk-on to the team. >> and the head coach for tcu -- i think we have a picture here. so the first half, he's wearing this black shirt. goes in at halftime, some of the players are like, coach, we have more luck when you wear your purple. >> that's hilarious. >> coach is like, i'll try anything. he puts on the purple, they come out and score 47 points in the an second half. the back-up quarterback, he lost his father to cancer in november. after the game, he talks to one of the security officers and let his mom come on the field and celebrate. >> it's like a movie. it would be an after-school spec l. >> how mtch do you want to bet
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year for theou rest of his life? we ant to get you to our top story. donald trump back on the ampaign trail. the republican front runner spending saturday not surprisingly taking aim at the president's plan to use executive action against gun violence and also firing more shots at former president bill clinton. trump didn't shy away from that terror recruiting video, which features the billionaire himself either. white house correspondent kristen welker is in new hampshire this morning, where hillary clinton is expected to campaign later today. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morningtt you. we're entering the home retch. over the next three days, nine candidates will be campaigning here in battleground new hampshire. you can expect a similar break-neck pace in iowa. all of the candidates sharpening their attacks against each other, including the two front runners, donald trump and hillary clinton. donald trump trying to expand his reach throughout the south, campgning in mississippi on saturday and taking fresh aim at
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>> hillary clinton created isis with obama. >> reporter: trump, who has a double-digit lead nationally, again looking past his own primary, engaging the democratic front runner. >> the clinton campa n said they would most like to run against donald trump. they do not want to run against me. they do not. and i'm going to win. >> reporter: but now clinton may have new fodder after the revelation al shabaab, the al qaeda affiliate based in africa, the same group responsible for killing dozens at a nairobi mall, is using trump's words in a new recruitment video. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the [ bleep ] is going on. >> reporter: clinton recently warned trump's statements about the muslims would be used by the militants. >> he is becoming isis' best recruiter. >> reporter: trump defending
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will air later today. >> other people have called me and say, you have guts to bring it up because frankly it's true. >> reporter: meanwhile, marco rubio and ted cruz both rising in the polls are ramping up their attacks on each other. before a crowd of thousands in south carolina on saturday, rubio slammed cruz for saying he would carpet bomb terrorists. >> you can't carpet bomb isis if you don't know where they are. >> reporter: meanwhile, a rocky start to the new year for dr. ben carson. with his poll numbers dropping, over the weekend five staffers resigned. still, there's no sign carson or any of the other candidates are letting un, with the first votessijust weeks away. now also on saturday, donald trump vowed to veto any executive actions on guns that president obama takes. and earlier in the day, he took to twitter to again criticize former president bill clinton for his marital infidelities when he was in office. bill clinton will be here on monday campaigning for secretary hillary clinton.
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campaign aide late last night, who brushed aside trump's latest croticism and said secretary hillary clinton has no better surrogate than her husband. erica? >> ksten welker for us in n w hampshire. thanks. chuck todd is moderator of "meet the press" and joins us from washington. good morning. >> good morning, erica. >> we've seen over the past few months how it plays out when donald trump attacks someone. they hit back. it usually plays much better for donald trump than that person who's hitting back. but is it a different scenario with the clintons if either hillary clinton or bill clinton, once he's out there, decided to hit back? >> well, i think that's the question, how you hit back. look, trump has been very clever when he goes after somebody. he finds that what he perceives to be their softest spot. what's interesting about going after bill clinton in this case and going after the personal life is this. while politically doing this has never hurt hillary clinton. if anything, it's actually backfired, boomeranged, and
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however, there's no topic hillary clinton likes to talk about less than her husband's past marital infidelity. so trump has a way of making his opponents uncomfortable. and that's when they make mistakes. i think the question is going to be, how does hillary clinton handle this over time? does trump sustain these attacks? if he does, how will she handle it? that is what has hurt previous people who tried to fight back against trump. they've sort of - what washe old commercial, sure, you know, never let them see you sweat. jeb bush, for instance, showed donald trump has let him see him sweat. will hillary clinton let that show? >> chuck, let's talk about this video, al shabaab, the group th's closely linked with al qaeda, featuring donald trump. donald trump saying that it takes a lot of guts to bring up a ban on all muslims to this country. we have not seen any sort of attack that's had measurable impact on his poll numbers. any reason to think it's going to be different this time around?
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i asked trump this actual scenario. what would happen? i asked him two weeks ago on this show. what would happen if he saw his words being used in a recruitment video? would it make him change his words, change his tone? he said no. he was emphatic that this is what it was going to take. you got to take the fight to them. you got to speak truth to power. that sort of thing. it's only going to have an impact if his opponents decide to bring it up and try to reinforce it and do that. i suspect they won't. >> chuck, back in washington, president obama has made it clear -- we know he's meeting with attorney general loretta lynch tomorrow to talk about pushing through some gun control measures. even if he does accomplish some of these things in his final year, are these the kind of executive actions that could then be overturned in some way with a new administration? >> it's not just overturned. i question whether he can even implement them. take the one thing he's probably going to do, which is try to close the so-called gun show loophole on his own.
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government regulators to be able to enforce this law. guess who funds that agency? congress. and this congress isn't going to give the extra money that's going to be necessary to enforce the president's executive action. so not only do i believe that these are likely not to last beyond him, i don't know if what he announces can even be enforced now, simply because they don't have the money and resources to enforce it. >> chuck todd, always good to have you with us. thanks. >> you got it. >> and we'll see you in just a bit on "meet the press" with more on that trump-clinton showdown. let's get to that deadly flooding in the midwest. saturday, officials said the swollen mississippi river was surging downstream at ten times the speed of the niagra falls, and the worst may be yet to come for people living south of st. louis. that's where national correspondent miguel almaguer is tracking massive cleanup efforts under way. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning. overnight, the president declared this area a federal disaster area.
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funds so they can rebuild here quicker. they certainly need to do that. there's both good n s and bad news today. let's start with the good news. the flooding surge waters here have begun to recede. at one point, the mississippi river above flood stage. it's now dropped dramatically. about eight feet a day in this region. that's also revealing the bad news, the cleanup here. more than 150 homes in the arnold area alone are believed to be completely destroyed. we were in that community yesterday. it's certainly going to take months, if not longer, to rebuild in that community alone. as you mentioned, craig, all of this water, this surging water is headed straight downstream. it's continuing to affect some communities along the way, and it will likely hit memphis in the next couple days, where they're bracing for what could be potential side effects o localized flooding. >> all right. miguel almaguer, thank you. there is some good news for you powerball ticketholders just waking up. you have a chance at another
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we're putting a positive spin on this for you this morning. no grand prize winner won last night's drawing. you have a chance at what promises to become one of the biggest jackpots in powerball history. nbc's kerry sanders is in davie, florida. do you have your next ticket yet? >> reporter: wed ll, good morning. first of all, this is what a winning ticket would have looked like. if only i had purchased this ticket last ght instead of this morning. there have been lines, and there will be more lines because the hype of all of this will continue. this powerball is played in so many states, it's easier for me to list the states it's not played in. that's alabama, alaska, hawaii, mississippi, nevada, and utah. if you're going to play, the chances of you winning, 1 in 292 million. that's whether you buy one ticket, whether you spend $10n r tickets or $20 on tickets.
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here -- there you go. consider this. this is going to grow to $400 million. so if somebody or a group of people win it, it will be the sixth largest jackpot for the powerball ever. the highest was $590.5 million. a tremendous amount of money. so guy, here's the plan. if these numbers hit, we'll split it three ways because you guys are going to go out and buy your tickets. >> three? >> you know, the ladies up here who are with us, kerry, are wondering what about a five-way split? >> reporter: we'll all mee in our private jets somewhere. >> that's doable. >> what about the 30-way split? >> this is when the lawsuits start. >> we'll have to work out those details. good luck and god speed, my friend. >> we have proof here. let's get to sheinelle now following that violent unrest in
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>> muslim protesters are taking to the streets after saudi arabia's execution of a prominent cleric. we get the very latest from tehran. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. that's right. hard-line protesters raided the saudi embassy in tehrad last night, angry over the execution of the prominent cleric. protesters shouted death to saudi arabia, threw molotov cocktails at the building, before pouring in and ransacking the premises. protesters last night also ransacked the saudi consulate in the northeast of iran. iran's ruling establishment very quick today to condemn the executioo. the supreme leader, the highest authority in the land, said saad
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revenge revenge, calling the execution a huge crime. the revolutionary guide also vowed revenge. iran's president, hasan rouhani, in a more balanced statement, said the execution violates rmhuman rights and islamic values. but the damage to the saudi embassy was by no means justifiable. rouhani in his statement also said he'd r order the interior minister to identify the attackers and put an end to this kind of abomination. however, having said that, there's no love lost between rivals and foes, iran and saudi arabia. this latest episode is sure to fan the flames of tensions further. moreeprotests are planned today in iran, but they're unlikely to get out of hand. we have to see how the diplomatic situation between these two countries plays out amongst a lot of tension between them. sheinelle, back to you. >> ali, thank you. in oregon, protesting militia members have tak over
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they're demonstrating against the return to prison of two oregon ranchers, saying the sentence is unfair. the ranchers were convicted of arson, an act federal prosecutors allege was to cover up poaching. the protesters include the sons of cliven bundy. police in pennsylvania are calling the death of a 5-year-old autistic boy who fannished new year's eve a tragic accident. on saturday, he was found floating in a canal. an autopsy is set for tomorrow. and foxborough, massachusetts, police have discovered a trunk full of weapons outside gillette stadium. the weapons were in the car of a connecticut man and found neae the stadium in an off-site lot for employees. they were discovered just before the start of the winter classic hockey match between the boston bruins and the montreal canadiens. police have arrested 48-year-old matthew bromson on weapons charges but say there was no threat to anyone attending the game. in buffalo, you could call their stadium the snow bowl.
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put out a call for help when more than a foot of snow fell on the stands before today's football game. as you see here, fans answered the call. hundreds showing up with shovels to dig out the home team. i should mention the forecast calls for more snow before today's kickoff. and finally, it was all happening at the zoo on the last day of the first family's hawaii vacation. president obama and daughters took in the honolulu zoo. the video shows a daughter is never too old to hold her dad's hand. isn't that sweet? the president also played babysitter in chief to his sister's kids. not a bad day. >> not a bad day at all. >> i'll take it. shacnelle, thanks. >> dylan dreier, you said winter was coming. you were right. >> tonight is going to be the coldest night since last march. a little bit of a shock to the system. we have this area of high pressure sagging down from the north. this cold front is going to
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we are looking at a high in buffalo of 15 degrees on monday. we'll get up to 29 on tuesday. new york will not even get out of freezing on monday with a high of 30 degrees. even in washington, d.c., high temperatures only in the mid-30s. when you have this colder air crossing over the great lakes, that's why we see the lake-effect snow. we could end up with another 2 to 4 inches. that's a looks at the weather across the country. now here's a peek out our window. >> good morning, everyone. breezy and cool today. lots of sunshine. some clouds as well. high temperature of 45 degrees. it is chilly, but it's still above average. we have that wind out of the west 10 to 15 miles per hour. get ready for a big change tonight. we're down to 29. our first below-freezing night in central park. and this is just a sign of things to come. biting winds out oouthe northwest 10 to 15 miles per hour. winds chills tomorrow in the teens throughout the day, especially by the afternoon.
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>> get a head start. >> get a head start. >> get a head start today. >> today. >> today. >> today. >> well, holiday shopping and wrapping is over. can you believe it's january already? so i want you to spend this sunday putting everything away and storing it. especially wrapping paper, ribbon, and holiday cards. why do they need to be out all year? so you could get these bins that actually open for easy access. they go right under the bed. so you're using space that you already have to store things that you likely won't need until next year. so let's get wrapuing. >> sunday is your chance to prep your weekly motivation. sit down, do some real soul searching, and come up with seven meaningful reasons why you want to make 2016 a healthy one. then throughout the week, you're
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>> today. >> today. >> there you go. all very doable. i feel like manageable tips. >> and they add up. but you can do each one individually. >> it's just starting today. that's the hardest part. >> we can a make our pact now to start. >> put our hands in. >> don't forget, tune in tomorrow. we'll kick off this series "start today." >> sheinelle and i already started. >> i did work out on the 1st. >> i worked out yesterday. there we go. two days. lady ies ladies, craig, good luck. still ahead on "today," you want to hopscotch the globe on the trup ip of a lifetime? also, an unforgettable toast.
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good morning. it is 9:26 and 38 degrees on this sunday morning, january 3rd. i'm gus rosendale. investigators say a deadly fire in the bronx was an accident. that fire began overnight in the wakefield section on east 230th street near carpenter avenue. one man died in the fire. investigators say he was 36 years old. right now it appears to have been caused by an electrical issue. also, police searching for a hit-and-run driver in jamaica, queens. a man was crossing the street wh he was hit by a toyota rav 4. police are now patrolling that area with radar guns looking for speeding drivers. this morning, the management company of a lower east side building is offering condolences after a tragic elevator accident. steven hewitt brown was crushed after pushing a woman to safety when an elevator malfunctioned. management says the elevators were inspected regularly. the buildings dep tment is also
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records show 30 complaints about th hoe elevator since 2010. no one is bringing home the $355 million jackpot. the winning numbers were 5, 6, 15, 29, 42. powerball number, 10. the next drawing is wednesday night. the jackpot now estimated to be $400 million. and if you haven't taken down your christmas tree, today is the day. beginning tomorrow, the new york city crews will be collecting christmas treod on the curb. make sure you take off all the orange decorations. high of 45 today. tonight, partly cloudy, low of 29. tomorrow, windy and sweet 16, high of 32. tuesday getting better. a little above normal as we stare down the rest of the week. i'm gus rosendale. pat battle and i will see you at 10:00 with more local news. stay tuned for more of "weekend
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do you think robert had thrown in the towel prematurely? what am i sitting on? >> a swivel >> swivel chair. >> not very modern. they were invented by thomas jefferson. >> why does every day involve a fight with an american? >> she never gets old.
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you want me to get you my dvds? the show's sixth and final season kicking off tonight after a critically acclaimed five-year run. we're back on this sunday morning, january 3rd, 2016. take a look at the folks who showed up to hang out with us on this dosunday. a big thanks to them for joining us. a big thanks to you from the warm confines of your home. let's take a look at what's making headlines on this sunday morning. donald trump back on the campaign trail, responding to that terror recruiting video, featuring his pledge to keep muslims out of the country. trump's respond? only he has the guts to bring it up. he's also vowing to undo any executive action taken by president obama to fight gun violence. deadly flooding is still posing a threat to people living south of st. louis. the illinois river continues to rise and could be near historic crests as early as tuesday. in other areas, the massive cleanup is expected to tke weeks.
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alamo bowl with tcu's backup quarterback leading that team to a 31-point comeback, stunning oregon in triple overtime. they scored 31 unanswered points in the second half, all of it hours after an ugly bar fight left the team without its star quarterback. we begin this half hour with a final check of the weather. dylan, it's cold. >> it's cold. wait until tonight. temperatures are the coldest they've been since march. we're looking at more storms making their way onshore out west. the first one will be fairly minor. there's another storm system back to the west. that's going to move in tuesday. that's going to be much, much stronger. let's break it down for you. today we are going to see those showers begin t take hold of central california. then on tuesday, especially later in the evening, heavy rain is likely throu h los angeles. we are looking at about 1 to 3 inches of rain, up to one to two feet of snow in the mountains. this could lead to flash
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weon could also see debris flow. down south, in northern florida we're seeing a lot of heavy >> 's been very unsettled. lots of c ouds with this stalled front and off-and-on rain. that will wind down into morrow. again, we're looking at about 6 to 12 inches of lake-effect snow in some areas off lake erie and ontario ontario. window. >> good morning, everyone. well. high temperature of 45 degrees. it is chilly but it's still above average. we have that wind out of the west 10 to 15 miles per hour. get ready for a big change tonight. we're down to 29. our first below-freezing night in central park. this is just a sign of things to come. biting winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 miles per hour. winds chills tomorrow in the teens throughout the day, especially by the afternoon. much colder weather, windy, and frigid, and it stays cold right through tuesday. >> and we have an honorary fan of the day here. what's your name? >> soma.
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where are you from? pennsylvania. >> thanks for being here. caring for loved ones with i did -- dementia often means stripping them of their independence. but the dutch are taking lead. here's nbc's keir simmons. >> reporter: it looks like a typical neighborhood. there's a cafe, a hairdresser, a theater, and street names. and like many dutch houses, the homes here have no curtains. the doors are not locked. not even in the apartment where i'm meeting marie. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: she shares it with four other residents. and there's something else marie shares with everyone who lives here. they all suffer from severe dementia. she's taking me on a tour of their neighborhood. i'm going to have a tough time keeping up with her. >> you walk a fast pace. >> yes, but this is fairly easy for me.
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there are choices to make. >> chocolates. >> how old are your children now? >> nearly 50. >> and you still buy them sweets? >> reporter: ven alcohol is for sale. the cashier, like all the other employees and volunteers here, trained in dementia care. >> time to go home. >> reporter: to help keep an eye on the residents. when her own mother was diagnosed with alzheimer's, she looked to create a place that was more livable, more comfortable, and more familiar to the residents than a typical nursing home. >> they can roam around outside, meet other people as they wish without anybody walking behind them. what they want is a normal life. >> reporter: here there's no stigma, no stares, and no failure. al>> that's something they won't feel here. it helps people to have for self-esteem. >> reporter: the neighborhood is roughly the size of ten football fields. more than 150 men and women live in 23 communal apartments, decorated for differing lifestyles.
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shat's quite a lot of money. on the other hand, you don't have rent for that year. you don't have to pay off your car. you don't have to go grocery shopping. >> reporter: a few years ago, teacher laura went on a shorter intrepid trip. it lasted a near ten months. >> i had just finished a divorce and sold a house, so it was really the perfect storm of events to take a year off and travel. >> reporter: the packing alone took six months. in all, laura visited 18 countries, sending birthday wishes to friends and family from unexpected places. she herded sheep in uruguay and salsa danced just about everywhere else. from syria to cuba to antarctica, laura's lifetime travels have widened her world view. she's collected countless memories and not a single regret. >> you're never going to think back five years later or 50 years later and think, wow, i wish i would have worked just one more year. >> reporter: so if your boss
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of vacation for the upcoming ultimate trip, you'l swing through peru during month ten, where you'll meet alex. >> if you had the chance, would you do a trip like this? >> absolutely. >> reporter: he recently met an australian woman who spent nearly a year hopscotching the globe. >> she said, alex, i don't feel australia is my home anymore. i feel like home is the world. >> reporter: her home is the world. if we can all say that, maybe every day truly would be a vacation. for "today joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. i love it. >> we all love it. >> that's a great concept. >> i'm in. >> let's do it. >> maybe we should do a more in-depth report and go. poor joe fryer. great piece and they made him do the video, the interview with a screen. >> couldn't even go to one of the locations. >> sorry, joe. great story though. still to come on "today," turning to a ghost writer for the perfect toast from wedding vows to speeches, you may never
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>> no, because now you can hire someone to write your speech for the big day. sheinelle is here with more on that story. >> so they're known as wedding ghost writers. they promise to make sure your toast won't be a disaster. >> i never thought that my sister would find someone who cared about what other peopleg thought as much as she did until i met craig. >> if the thought of giving a speech makes you tremble in your tux -- >> best man, everybody. >> best man, the better man. >> help may be just a phone call away. in the form of a growing number of businesses that promise nd to leave you speechless. ghost writers angie summer and alicia have a specialty. >> half of all of our clients have been wedding vows. >> their company, based in california, is called vow muse, and business is big. >> every other aspect of your wedding or of an event is like planned out. why not plan this out too? >> they'll also make sure your
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words for a fee. prices start at $300 for vows, $350 for best man and maid of honor toasts, and the father of the bride pays top dollar, $450 r his speech. >> we're trying to steer people towards the really good, if at all possible. >>e in new york, victoria wellman does the same. wedding toasts start at $500. >> all i want to do is challenge people's perceptions of what a great speech is. >> her client, kevin harrington, hit it big as the founder of as seen on tv. kevin says even entrepreneurs can use a little help choosing their words. he recently hired victoria to put the finishing touches on speeches he and his son wou deliver at his older son's wedding. >> as a professional and a the father of my son, i want to look good in front of the other side of the family, many of who i've not met yet. first impressions kind of thing. >> critics would say, come on,
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sake. this is not a business deal. this is not strategy. this is just dad to his son. >> ultimately, they're helping me craft my talk and my speech, but it's going to end up in my words, in my delivery, and my pacing. >> were you surprised because, wow, you know, we're ten years apart. >> sessions begin with an initial interview, followed by a detailed questionnaire. then victoria goes over each draft, fine tuning delivery. >> let's get right through it one go. >> do they have to trust you? >> yes, absolutely. that's really at the core of the whole process. kind of like a marriage. you have to trust that i know what i'm doing. >> the key to winning over any audience? she says a little bit of heart and a w >>hole lot of humor. >> your job is also to entertain and make people laugh and merry. >> but what if i'm not funny? >> so you call us.
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stories that you have about your friend and all the things you want to say. i'll make them funny. >> that's how these ghost writers take your stories from chatter -- >> hey, glad you grew out of that one. >> -- to cheers. >> let's give them both a toast. god bless you. >> and you don't need to live in new york or san francisco to hire these ghost writers. they counsel clients from all across the country. as you saw in the piece, victoria was skyping with kevin's son nick while he was away at school. i walked in thinking, oh, come on, can't you write it? but some people have stage fright. some people are afraid or have all these ideas and stories but don't know how to weave them into a toast. >> i'm skeptical too. i have to say, i kind of like it. it could be helpful. what if your toast is -- you don't want the toast to be about you. so help somebody focus their toast. >> or have you ever heard a toast that bombed? >> several. >> if you don't want to -- i don't know. i mean, i see now why people do it. >> craig melvin not won over. >> i don't know.
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>> it's a great conversation. >> when we come back, sunday's with harry and a fresh face at the los angeles philharmonic. r buight after these messages. my trainer didn't believe me that trop50 could taste so good and still ve
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nothing can stop us this morning on sunday's with harry, a new face in music that is centuries old. >> this is really a fun story. if you don't mind my saying so. >> not at all. >> all your stories are fun. >> in a genre that tends to be conservative, male, and buttoned up, the hottest new thing is young, female, and anything but buttoned up. walt disney all in los angeles,
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philharmonic. the conductor tonight, a young woma n still in her 20s. she is a lithuanian with a lightning baton. when she moves it, the response is electric. she and one of the world's great orchestras make a great match. >> i need to let the music carry me, and then it carries all of us. >> we watched rehear "l, measure by measure, they come to an understanding of her vision for the piece. >> we have to, everybody, fall in love with it. >> what do you feel like is the most important thing you need to communicate to the people who
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>> inspiration. i'm quite sure. and then it is about the communication between us. so inspiration and communication is what's conducting about. >> she does her homework and often unearths moments of musical beauty buried in the score. >> do you find sometime when is you're studying the score that you have a moment when you just say, ah. >> absolutely. absolutely. often these moments are very precious when sometimes you would just analyze. and sometimes, yes, this is what a composer was meaning and thinking about. >> her mother is a pianist. her father, a choral conductor. she's been surrounded by music since birth. >> so the whole childhood was happening in the music.
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wanted to protect me from this difficult job. >> in decades past, a woman on the podium would raise eyebrows. today it's more a sense of celebration. >> after a kids' concert here, we were having q&a with children and their mothers. some of those motrs would come to me and say afterwards, it was so great for our daughters to see you. >> and for all of us to see. she is unapologetically passionate about music and what can happen when a conductor and orchestra work as one. >> it's a moment when we together found a sound. we all are astonished and this is how this music comes out. this is how we can play.
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miracle in that moment is the precious thing. >> rave reviews. >> that is such a gift to feel music the way the does. >> we ot to go to rehearsal. you sit there and think, okay, am i the luckiest guy in the planet to just observe this and watch her work with the orchestra? no, no, like this, a little more like this, a little less of that. when the per rmance comes, it all comes together. i have goosebumps just thinking about it. >> she's only 22? >> late 20s. >> even still. she's so passionate about it. >> facial expressions. >> so excited. you can tell she takes so much joy in it. >> and you can tell the musicians are buying in. many, many nights at many classical concerts, you can see the guys just sawing away. rarely looking up. she just says, come with me on this journey. >> pulls i out of them. >> so, so great. >> yet another one knocked out of the park, harry smith. thank you much. >> don't forget, "meet the press" this morning. chuck and his guests will be talking about the trump-clinton showdown.
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we want to say thank you and good-bye. see you soon to our wonderful director lee miller and beth saunders.
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