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in over 160 cities. verizon. built so you can rule the air. good morning. the next chapter. with heavy hearts and without joe paterno, penn state turns out for the first home game since the child sex abuse scandal meerjed. now, all eyes turn to the investigation that is spreading across state lines. face-off. the gop candidates take the gloves off on saturday talking foreign policy and throwing punches at president obama. so who came out on top? and hello, baby rambo. he is the little guy that's recreating iconic hollywood images with snap shot poses of stars and scenes that have made him an internet sensation. we'll show you more of his movie pics. today is sunday, november 13th, 2011.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolf. i think the penn state game took second fiddle to everything. >> the team coming out without joe paterno. first time they've played without him in 26 years. >> last home game. >> i think football is almost second on people's minds. we'll talk more about what's happening there and the investigation still unfolding in those sex abuse charges. other news we're watching, it's all in the family for the monarchy. princess kate joins her husband and the queen for the biggest royal gathering since the wedding. it's for a special service being held today. we're going to go live to london and tell you a lot more about all that. >> and then back home we're going to have new developments in the mystery of baby lisa irwin. it's the case that continues to take strange new turns. the little girl disappeared from
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her family's home back in early october. the house has been searched by police, but no suspects have been named. lisa turns 1 year old on friday. we'll have the latest on that story. then, it's a new look for mariah carrie. she says she lost 70 pounds after giving birth to twins. she shed the weight, but gained a big endorsement along the way. we'll talk more about that. she looks great. >> that's what you do. you lose weight, and then you tell the world about it. >> then it helps by a commercial endorsement to help you keep it off. >> let's hope. >> we have a lot to talk about. let's begin with the penn state scandal. a week after the shocking charges against the former defensive coordinator emerged, the campus community gathered in the stadium stands saturday without legendary coach joe paterno on the side looilines a with a sense that this was much more than a game. ron mott is in state college to tell us more. good morning. >> good morning to you. there are a lot of unknowns ahead here at penn state university, but what is certain
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is this football program is chapging rapidly as a result. >> reporter: legendary coach joe paterno was all over beaver stadium saturday while not really being there. on signs, in bronze, but not on the field. 46 years since penn state has gone to the gridiron without him as football commander in chief. though the scoreboard revealed a loss, these were among the first few cautious steps forward in a new era after a week of turmoil set the university back in unprecedented ways. >> there are no moral victories. they did hang in there. i was proud that they didn't quit ever, and they had a tough week. they came together as a family. >> if for the paterno family, joe, the dad, son jake, quarterback's coach, it marked an emotional separation from their comfortable routine. jay took his father's seat on the bus before the game. >> dad, i wish you were here. we love you. >> the game against nebraska was
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a welcome return of a beloved institution here. a chance for a storied team to begin writing a new chapter. for the blue and white fateful in the stands, it was a break from trauma to cheer again guilt-free, though respectfully somber about the sex abuse involving a former assistant and years of seals that prosecutors say that followed that helped to bring down their legend, despite being not charged himself with a crime. unity, they believe, is the game plan for recovery. >> i think we all need to come together, and we need to find a way to overcome everything. >> there was a lot to feel on this fall afternoon. slow good-byes to coach paterno and the house he built at the house he called home. they're. >> it will take a long time to get through it, but it eventually will. seeing you have to move on. the rest of the university is going to move on. they'll be okay. >> life has its ups and downs, and you move on, and you work
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through it, and it's painful, but it goes on. >> reporter: victory escaped penn state on the field, but they're tackling right now off the field. >> nearly 1,8,000 people jammed into beaver stadium yesterday. it was the largest crowd here yet this season. there was a new university president that showed up on the video board saying we can't go back to business as usual. lester. >> ron mott. the allegations of child sexual abuse are being levelled against kevin sandufshgy. we're learning about his alleged double life. nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isokopf has more details on that live honoring this morning. >> a day after that big football game, the attention is shifting back to the sex abuse scandal that has shaken the school, and it's now taking on a national dimension. >> investigators tell nbc news
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that they are vigorously pursuing new leads about other possible victims of alleged sex offender jerry sandusky. sandusky has denied all charges and is free on $100,000 bail. he has even reported by been spotted in the local mall wearing a penn state sweat shirt. >> i'm furious. it's the fact that what he has done and now he can walk the streets, sleep in his own bed, you know, spend time with his family. he should be behind bars for being a pedophile. >> she quit this week as a volunteer fundraiser for the charity sandusky founded. the second mile, where he met all of his alleged victims. >> you sit back and think about it now, it's -- it's disgusting. >> there are now four ongoing investigations into this scandal. the pennsylvania state police, penn state university, san antonio police who are investigating reports that sandusky molested a boy in the
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alamo bowl in 19 9, and the u.s. department of education trying to determine whether penn state officials broke federal law by failing to properly report suspected sex crimes on campus. >> the fact that this was allowed to go on for so long is mind-boggling to me. >> reporter: there's also the threat of civil lawsuit that could result in millions of dollars in damages. one local lawyer is even advertising for victims on his website. >> i think there's no doubt about it, they're going to get whacked. you know, it's likely we'll see dozens of victims potentially file a suit. the civil liability exposure for penn state is huge. >> reporter: there's now growing concern about what all this could do to the future of the university. a credit rating agency says it is reviewing whether to downgrade penn state's bond rating, citing the risk of big lawsuit awards to the victims and damage to the school's
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reputation. >> as the investigations deepen, coach paterno, who was just fired this week, has now hired his own prominent criminal defense lawyer. authorities describe paterno as a corroborating witness, it's another sign of just how serious this has become for everyone involved. >> mike, you mentioned that the penn state has been running its own internal investigation. what do we know about how they plan to move ahead and exactly what they're looking for? >> right. on friday the board of trustees left appointed kenneth frazier, who is the head of merck pharmaceutical to head this investigation. frazier said he is going to hire an outside law firm, have him do an exhaustive report and then make it public so everyone can know exactly what happened here. >> all right. mike, thank you very much. now here's jenna. >> lester, thank you. the gloves were off again in last night's gop presidential debate where the topic was foreign policy. who came out ahead, and was rick
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perry able to overcome his oops moment? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." good morning. >> good morning, jenna. >> they have their second debate this week, and the big headlines to come out of last night is there's no big headline. would you agree with that? >> i would. i think they were cautious with each other. not treeing to attack one another. this was not necessarily the format or i should say the subject to try to distinguish one from the other. what they wanted to do was level attacks against president obama, but that's going to be difficult as well. i don't think the republican nominee for president really feels like that's the most vulnerable area for president obama, his foreign policy, by a lot of accounts has been very successful. particularly in the war on terror, and i think they want to fix on the economy. >> all eyes were on texas governor rick perry last night after his gaff on wednesday night. he did make reference to it. everyone had a little fun at his expense, and he has been having some fun at his expense. let's take a listen.
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i'll ask you about it on the other side. >> governor perry, you advocate the elimination of the department of energy. if you eliminate the department of energy -- >> you remembered it. >> david, how did perry do overall? is he ever truly going to be able it erase the damage that's been done in these debates with him? >> let's say at the outset, no news is good news from a debate. as long as there were no big debate moments. i think you consider that a win. i think from perry the difficulty is that these debate moments have set a narrative that he is not quite ready to be on the stage. not quite ready to be in this race. that gets him away from talking about a conservative record as governor of texas, how he distinguishes himself from mitt romney, his anti-establishment credentials, which he needs in a republican primary among tea party voters. i think those things become difficult. he has to bear down, use his campaign war chest to try to get back on track. >> one of the names starting to surge now is former house speaker newt gingrich. he is neck and neck just about with mitt romney and herman
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cain. how revitalized is this campaign now, and does he have enough momentum to actually separate himself from the pack? >> we'll see. again, there's always that two people in this primary fight, and romney is on one track, and the anti-romney, the more conservative candidate, whether it would be bachmann, perry, cain, or gingrich. you see them all jockeying for position. grink gingrich, who has really gone after the moderators and the media in these eventses, he has been able to gain traction. >> david gregory, thanks very much. >> thanks. tom is at the news desk following more. >> good morning, everyone. we begin in italy where all the president's men there trying to put the country back together again following saturday's forced resignation of prime minister silvio berlusconi. nbc's richard engel is live with the latest. richard. >> reporter: good morning, tom. it was a very embarrassing exit for silvio berlusconi as he presented his resignation at the
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presidential palace here in rome last night. thousands of people were gathered outside hurling insults at berlusconi calling homeland a mafioso and a baphoon. berlusconi had to go outside of a side exit. something that he said deeply saderned him. then the protesters followed berlusconi to his home and continued to insult him from outside throughout the night. as you said, officials are now meeting to try to put together a new italian government. they hope to have one seated on monday morning. a man expected to lead it and be the new prime minister here is the respected economist mario montiff. he still faces three criminal trials for abuse of power and sex with a minor. he could face up to 15 years in prison. >> richard engel live from rome. thank you. economic diplomacy takes center stage from president obama today as the asia-pacific economic summit in hawaii. the president believes that the fast-growing region will only become more important to the u.s.
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saturday the president and chinese president jintao talked about free trade, an issue that launched a peaceful demonstration outside. the woman who helped create the pink ribbon symbol for breast cancer awareness died. she appeared on the "today" show a few years ago to talk about the pink ribbon campaign married into the estee lauder cosmetics family. she died from complication from ovarian cancer. she was 75. 34 miners are confirmed dead and nine are still trapped after a gas leak thursday at the coal mine in southwest china. floodwaters are threatening an industrial park in eastern bangkok. that's home to 93 factories run by u.s. and other international corporations. australian rescuers are using boats and nets to try to save four sperm whales strand odd a beach in tasmania. the whales are believed to be the only survivors in a pod of 24 whales found beached on saturday. finally, a famous john lennon
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peace poster is going on sale tuesday in london. the anti-vietnam poster from lennon and yoko ohno in montreal in 1969 is expected to fetch $160,000 at an auction of rock 'n' roll memorabilia. that's the news. now back to lester, jenna, and janice. that poster is starting way higher than john lennon's tooth chshgs went for $31,000. it was a rotten molar, so there you go. >> the value of a tooth isn't what it used to be. >> the economy. >> janice is here with a check of the weather. we have a nice day here in new york. >> yes, we do. in the rockies, a mess this rnin the big snowstorm is swirling across portions of colorado and the intermountain west. they're expecting more than a foot of snow over the higher elevations, and blizzard warnings are now in effect for the central rockies near vail and into steamboat sprenkz. they have winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings all the way back to the wasatch of utah. it's going to be a mess. it's also creating thunderstorms over southern airy today.
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a few isolated storms expected out ahead of the cold front. meanwhile, most of the east co we're waking up to some midand high level clouds across the south bay and skies starting to clear across the north bay. that's a trend that will continue throughout the afternoon. a day will start with variable clouds, cool temperatures for the morning, by lunchtime partly cloudy and a pretty nice day. a little warmer for the south bay. we should see low to mid-60s inland, upper 50s to low 60s around san francisco. the first half of the week looks dry and then chilly showers and temperatures in the 50s late in the week. now here's lester. >> thanks, janice. up next on "today" missing on her first birthday. we'll update you on the search for baby lisa irvin after this. [ cellphone rings ] cut! [ monica ] i have a small part in a big movie. i thought we'd be on location for 3 days, it's been 3 weeks.
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in kansas city, authorities continue to look for answers in the desperate search for lisa irwin, the baby girl who just turned 1 and disappeared from her family's home back in october. jong yang is in kansas city with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jenna. almost six weeks since lisa irwin disappeared from the crib in her house here and in all of that time, police have no solid leeds, no solid suspects and no solid idea what happened to her. on lisa irwin's first birthday, balloons sent skyward outside
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the house where she vanished from her crib in early october. her parents were staying at another house, marked the day privately. lisa's birthday came as tensions between deborah and jeremy's attorneys and investigators intensified. their local lawyer called police complaints about a lack of cooperation fantasy. >> they did an interview/interrogated in excess of 30 hours on five different occasions. >> reporter: the last interview was more than a month ago and they would like to question the couple again separately. their attorneys have not allowed it. >> what we're not going to do is let our clients be subject to interrogation techniques. >> reporter: lisa's half-brothers, age 5 and 8, were questioned by an fbi specialist. the videotaped interviews lasted about two hours and generated no new developments. police and fbi say they are still looking into all possible
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explanations. bill stanton, a private security consultant, hired by an anonymous been he factor, says available evidence points away from the parents. >> it's easy to say oh, it's the mother or the father did it. really? tell me how? no one is able to articulate that. >> reporter: a kansas city police officer says he doesn't know what we know. they may well have nothing to do with it, but we still would like to talk to each other away from each other. investigators say there is still no trace of her. stanton looks on the bright side. >> until this baby is found, i'm taking it as this child is alive. >> reporter: although police are continuing to press for an interview with deborah and jeremy, they are careful to stress that neither of them is earance.pect in their daughter's jenna. >> john yang, thank you very
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still to come on "today "oishg the future queen of england and the big royal turnout in england. plus, baby rambo. the internet sensation. the pictures, the cuteness, coming up. but first these messages.
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good morning to you. looking live at a blue start to the day in san francisco. a little bit of haze, but no rain to speak of. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda who's here with a forecast that is clear of the rain. if you can't find your umbrella, at least you have a couple of days. >> until may thursday i think you'll be fine. right now we have clearing skies around the bay area and a little cool in santa rosa this morning. 43 degrees and clearing skies so that's allowing temperatures to drop off there, but the south bay we have high clouds moving to the south. you see some clearing out around the north bay. this is the outer fringe of a pretty powerful system bringing a lot of snow to the rockies but for us today it will start us
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off with overcast skies, especially around san jose. as we head around lunchtime and the afternoon, we should see temperatures in the mid-60s inland, upper 50s to low 60s around san francisco. morning fog the only concern through wednesday. then things make a winter-like turnpike thursday and friday. we will see some rain at times at this time next weekend highs in the low 50s. so soak in those warm 60s today. next weekend could be a little interesti interesting. >> thank you very much, rob. two officers were working separately trying to keep protesters from taking over an intersection. the first officer said he was attacked by a woman with what appeared to be a razor blade attached to a pencil. the woman reportedly fled back into the crowd after slashing him on the hand. the oar officer says his radio was stolen by a protester and when he tried to get it back, he was cut in the face. gone but not forgotten, san
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francisco police will honor one of their own killed in the line of duty exactly 17 years ago today. officers will hold a memorial for sergeant james gelf. a carjacking suspect shot and killed him on november 13th, 1994. he was responding to the report of a man with a gun in the area of franklin and pine streets. when the officer arrived, the suspect opened fire and the officer was killed. a s.w.a.t. team killed the suspect shortly after. current and former police will meet at the shooting site at 6:30 tonight. that service is open to the public. in san jose, friends and family gathered to celebrate the life of a bay area marine who died in afghanistan last month. 31-year-old steven dunning from milpitas was killed while attempting to disarm a bomb. he joined the marine corps soon after he graduated from high school back in 1998. he received many awards and most recently the purple heart. dunning also represented the bay
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area in a "vanity fair" photo essay about the war in afghanistan which was published last year. coming up at 7:00, occupy protesters in oakland brace for a police raid that could happen they say any time now. we'll have the latest on what police are telling us. plus all the day's top news coming up at 7:00. right now, here's more of the "today" show. with seasonal temperatures... hey, ellen! what you doin'? not much, just brewing up some dunkin' donuts coffee. want some? [ whoosh! ] i'd love some. one taste, and you'll understand. delicious dunkin' donuts coffee. mm! good. pick some up where you buy groceries.
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america runs on dunkin'. another reason to smile -- dunkin' donuts' new holiday flavors. get 'em while they last. we're back on this sunday morning, november 13, 2011. a beautiful fall day here in new york. we've got a jam-packed crowd on the plaza thanks to all of them for spending part of our sunday morning with us. out on the plaza i'm jenna wolfe, alongside lester holt. real quick, i was in dallas this week, shooting a story what it means to be an american airlines flight attendant. worked the flight back, did the beverage service, all of it, and in passing, i said you should come to the plaza. flight 104, the wonderful passengers, wearing the same clothes they did last week. >> nice to have you here.
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since she was with you, she told everybody to turn off electronics before the show. i don't know what that's about. >> thank you for coming. made a promise i actually kept for a change. coming up in this half hour, talk about more of the penn state sex abuse scandal. >> talk about the key figures in all of this. a lot of names. jerry sandusky, joe paterno, the department of education, second mile charity. all on some level caught up or paying a price for this. what does this mean? how big can this tragedy become? a detailed look, coming up. and royalty for rent. queen elizabeth will rent out some properties during next summer's olympic games. in a break of nearly 500 years of royal protocol, business will take their pick of the palace's royal rooms. just in case you didn't make reservations, can't find a hotel, call the queen. >> trash the palace. >> why not? the end of the olympics in that
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place. a report on that plus, we've been telling you about this little guy. a hollywood baby taking the net by storm from "rambo" to "american beauty," iconic hollywood movies. know what that one is? that one. >> a lot of people guess nemo. >> i think that's little baby jaws. a little jawsy guy. the scariest movie i've ever seen. >> anyway, more about that and other stories on the week in buzz coming up. it is relatively warm out here. warmer than i thought it was. let's get more of a professional standpoint from janice huff. >> it is relatively warm out here. and i'm here with my carolina girls, again. you're back i think you all brought the warm temperatures. is this a hat for me? what would life be without my own christmas hat. >> and grits. >> from my high school.
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thank you, ladies. you look beautiful. almost match our tree over there. all right. let's check on the weather this morning. see what's happening. we've got some stormy weather across the southwest and the interior rockies. looks like a big snowstorm for the rockies in colorado, back to the wasatch of utah. thunderstorms into portions of arizona and new mexico for today. going to be a rather stormy out here's a look at the satellite view across the bay area. notice the high clouds racing through the bay area. no rain underneath these clouds but they'll block out the sun a little early in the day. by the afternoon partly cloudy skies and a pretty nice finish to the weekend. mid-60s inland, low 60s closer to san francisco, upper 50s around pacifica and half moon bay. first half of the workweek does look dry, a little warmer towards tuesday, then a big cooldown and more showers by thursday evening.
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now it's time to talk football night in america. all right. tonight, sunday night football night in america. here on nbc. big game tonight. at metlife stadium in new jersey. the new england patriots will be visiting the jets. partly cloudy and cool. temperatures in the 50s. not bad for a november night for football. now, back inside to jenna. >> janice, don't change a think. you look gorgeous. a bit of royal news to talk about. william and kate made their first appearance with the royal family as they remember those who lost their lives while serving their country. then there is news that you too could rent out some of the palace's most lavish apartment. we are live in london with more. >> reporter: good morning. even if you are to rent a room in one of the palaces, i don't think you will see many of the royals. we've seen many of them out on the streets today for the
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service. and a young woman for whom this was another important stage in her life as a princess. it's easy to forget that kate middleton joined the royal family just six months ago. she has taken to the role with such confidence. today, appearing at the biggest gathering of the royals since the wedding last april. >> as far as i can understand, she's done very well, yes, indeed. >> i think she is fantastic. >> the royal family needs modernizing and she's the one to do it. >> reporter: modern, perhaps. today she must show she can fit in with tradition. looking on as prince william lays a wreath for those killed in war, part of the remembrance day service. >> a very important day for kate. first day she's been on active duty with the queen and other senior members of the royal family since the royal wedding. >> reporter: every aspect of kate's appearance is scrutinized. this week, wearing a dress made
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by a designer favored by angelina jolie. those looking for a been bump are disappeared. >> they will be very busy in the first half of 2012. >> reporter: as well as the jub ilie marking 60th year of the queen's reign, they are getting ready for next summer's olymp olympics. first time in 500 years some palace rooms will be rented out. a sign that they are moving with the times. to explain, jena the poppy you can see me wearing here is to pay tribute to military people who fought in wars. money goes to military families and those have been injured. a fashion symbol very important that kate wore today. >> thank you very much. now here is lester. >> jena thanks. emotions running high as
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students at penn state return to class after saturday's home game against nebraska. and as the sex abuse scandal continues to ripple across the campus and country, we want to find out more about the parties involved here and what may be next. casey jordan, a criminologist and attorney. thank you very much. >> thank you, lester. >> let's start with joe paterno. testified before the grand jury, not in legal jeopardy. however, he lost his job through all of this. he was told of the alleged sex abuse, passed it on to his bosses. did his responsibility -- at least his legal responsibility, end there? >> joe paterno under the most scrutiny. a lot of people confused about moral obligation and legal obligation. pennsylvania statutes designed for people who have regular contact with children in the course of their work. not the case of a university. paterno got the information from a graduate student and passed it
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on to his supervisor. under the statute, the school administration would have the responsibility to report that to state officials, child protective services and fill out a report. that didn't happen, but paterno is covered. he did tell his supervisors. >> same apply from mcqueary. he has been sidelined by the university. but not in any criminal trouble. same thing for him? sends it up for the chain of command and he's exonerated? >> to be honest, some would interpret him as having a legal responsibility if he had regular contact with children. as a college graduate assistant working with college students there, is no expectation he would have regular contact. he reported it to his supervisor. the contact says administration. if they had administrative duties it could be interpreted differently. the d.a. has no interest in going after them. >> two university officials been
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charged with perjury. what about the university as a whole? they have run their own investigation about what's going on. could they open up the school to -- member of the school to more criminal investigation by conducting a civil one? >> the failure to report is the key here and the buck stops with school administration. the director of athletics, vice president of finance, also in charge of the university police. he wore two hats. a big conflict of interest there. and the university president. they are clearly school administration, and this is the problem. at each stage of the reporting process, they were all oral reports. as far as we know, no written reports exist, each one gets waterered down. this is not how i heard it. i didn't hear it was sexual assault, i heard it was horsing around, inappropriate behavior. >> if anyone along the way talked to sandusky, said i heard about this. if in any way they suggested a
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coverup or didn't report it after talking to him, does that become a legal issue? >> yes, lester. and that's the million dollar question. how do we know at any stage of this discussion among school officials they didn't go and talk to sandusky? they are not admitting they did. at no stage of this, of this internal investigation, they didn't call sandusky in and ask him about it. if they had information and didn't move forward with calling police. no one called university police, which was within their purview. and that could really open a can of worms. schultz and curley, athletic director and vice president, they are being look at failure to report and perjury charges. it looks like the coverup happened at that stage of the game. to be honest, back in 2002, punishable by $200, third degree misdemeanor. but to the public, getting to the truth is the key. >> morally it's important. >> actly. >> thank you for coming on. >> always great to be here. >> back in a moment.
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what happened? >> ever since the storm melting icicles have been falling on the street, and i was almost hit. >> what are you? a cigarette girl? >> no. i don't smoke. >> that was emma stone on last night's "saturday night live." they had some fun stuff. cold did i pl coldplay, musical guest. you can always tell how popular they are by how long the line is. >> this week in buzz. we are joined by two. we have a lot to talk about. >> ashton kutcher got himself in a twitter mess. he saw joe paterno was fired. didn't know anything of the back story. and wrote some outrageous response on twitter like how could they fire him? he went back and apologized afterward. how do you not follow what was going on? a little surprised. >> he needed to borrow rick
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perry's boots. he really stepped in it. how did he not know what's going on? he immediately recanted. once he realized he defended someone -- >> dangerous notion about twitter, getting something out right now. >> thought it was a case of ageism. he can respect his he would ders. >> twitter, it can be a curse. it gives you immediate access, but you may need handlers to protect yourself. >> he gave away twitter account to his handlers. that's the beauty of twitter, we get the celebrities. >> celebrities want them to not be seen i want them to be like a unicorn. >> you don't want to speak behind the curtain. >> he has 8 million followers. academy awards, billy crystal to the rescue. what is the back story about
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eddie murphy, in, and now he's out. >> brett ratner had to resign, he used the "f" word, he was the producer. brett ratner and eddie murphy, a group package. when ratner was out, murphy was out as well. >> why don't we make billy crystal host for life? >> they are so happy. they were so happy they didn't ask him this year or last year or the last seven years. >> after last year, it's good to play it safe this year. we've been seeing baby pictures all morning. one mother who decided to recreate different famous movie scenes with her baby, arthur. this one we assume is rambo. but she has a bunch of them so adorable. what is this? >> shawshank redemption. >> oh, the bars. >> jaws. >> this is jaws 2.
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>> and that's 12 angry men. >> 12 angry stuffed animals. >> i'm glad she didn't do mommy dearest personally. >> what is this one? >> god father. >> hello. >> the horse's head. >> that's funny. >> may have crossed the line there. >> you think so? >> it's funny. >> it's cute. now to "glee." you hear about the episode where some kids are losing virginity and talking about it that cross lines? >> four characters on the show that lost their -- you never saw them lose their virginity. they talked about it personally, i'm a mom. i do have a problem with it. the show is on at 8:00 at night. they are all misfits and losers. that's the whole premise of the show. >> tell it like it is. >> they are not having sex. they have no life. >> tie had a bit of a problem with it. and i thought i was being prudish. but it's a great way to
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morning. how are you, sir? >> i'm very well. i have your book on my lap. it weighs a good 10 to 15 pounds. you say that's because of the rich material within it. >> it's aerobic as you read. you are work out. >> on the front you have -- on the back you have what would have happened. >> right. >> had he survived. was the jacket your idea? >> it was, actually, and the back of it still gives me a little bit of a sad chill when i see it because it was so close. if things had gone just a little bit different that day, he might have survived. >> let me ask you this. you're stephen king, this science fiction go, or stephen king the horror story guy. not many people know you are also the historical fiction guy, and this is something you have always wanted to do? >> i really wanted to write about a guy who goes back and gets a second chance to save kennedy, but also i love the 1950s and the 1960s. i love to write about those times and think about them, so it gave me a chance to do that. when you read a book that you
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feel like a lot of people are going to read, you want to try to get your ducks in a row. there was a lot of research involved. i have a good friend who helped with a lot of research, and i just went at it. >> i read that you actually came up with this idea back in the 1970s. >> yeah. >> you waited a long time. you put out a lot of good, rich material in between then and now. very different from what this is. why wait so long to write this story? >> i was teaching school full-time when i had the idea. i was in the teacher's room between class, and it was 11-22. it was the anniversary. it was probably eight years after. it was still fresh. in a way i'm glad i didn't write it then because the wounds were still fresh, and a lot of the people were still alive. research and it being too close to the time. i think both of those things, and the other thing is a writer sometimes has to mature a little bit, get a little bit older. kind of come into the ability to do some of these things. on the whole, i'm glad i wait. >> your character is this guy jake, and he befriends this
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diner owner, al, who has this time capsule and goes back in time. al basically asked jake my last dying wish is to go back and see if you can stop oswald from killing kennedy. i would imagine the research for a book like that, you talk about getting your ducks in a row, but just to get the facts right must have been enormous over the years. >> well, it was. there was a pile of research material by the time i was done about as high as i am. there were a lot of documentaries that had been done. there was a lot of film material available. there were a lot of books available, and with the computer there's a lot of clip that is are available, but there are a lot of different conflicting ideas about what happened. you know, there are a lot of conspiracy theories and people think the mafia did it and that castro was involved zoosh now, you are fairly confident oswald did this? >> yeah. i think oswald acted alone. the line of evidence is pretty clear that he did it, and i think that the reason that the question still exists, a,
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because he was shot before he could actually talk about it, and, b, people don't like this think that one guy could change the course of history. h. the book is called hestepucsm 'l.wengki r, thank you l souch. webel be'light back. 1 11/22/63. thank you, we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] ornaments are not for decorating.
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this is week ten of the nfl season, a season some think might not have happened if not for the leadership of one man who during some of the most difficult times of his life committed himself to ending the nfl lockout. >> reporter: you won't find a prouder nfl owner or one more passionate about the game -- >> it is so special. >> reporter: or his team. when the labor dispute between players and owners threatened the season, new england patriots boss robert knew both sides would have to change the tone. >> we found a way to break into a smaller group where there was less noise and get away from the intense rhetoric. >> you wanted get in the room just to mano-i-mano. >> we listened and responded. >> a deal was reached. he brought the sides together, and it earned him a heart felt rug from the player rep saturday.
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>> it was a difficult period in my life. that was special. >> just days before the deal was reached his wife of 48 years, myra, lost her battle with cancer. >> she was amazing. you know, when she proposed to me on our first date, she was 19. i was 20. she made the decision to stay at home and become a professional volunteer. there's no one who did more in this region. >> reporter: as her husband built a championship team, myra kraft managed the family's charitable giving. some $100 million since 1963. nowhere was her influence felt more deeply than at the boys and girls clubs of boston. she was the board chair. son josh is president.
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now 21, lisa rodriguez came of age here and currently volunteers as she attends college on a kraft scholarship. >> it makes me also live my life kind of like her. i want to help out kids. i want to be a teacher. >> reporter: myra kraft wasn't at all a football fan. at least not back when her husband bought the patriots in 1994. she went on to become one of their most valuable coaches. at least in the skills of giving back. >> she sat there every game. >> reporter: this season the team wears her initials. >> give back, give back, give back. if she can do it, you know, all of us can do it. >> reporter: when he bought the patriots, bob kraft made a promise to his wife that it would not detract from their charitable work. in fact, it helped increase it. win or lose, it's a promise mr. kraft has not forgotten. >> we will always do more because we will know that she wants us to do it. >> great guy, and, by the way,
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his patriots go up against the jets on nbc tonight. >> his patriots and our jets. thank you so much. bye, everybody. >> take care. these sweet honey clustery things have fiber? fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one! i've never heard of that. [ wife ] it's great. it's a sweet honey cereal, you'll love it. yeah, this is pretty good. are you guys alright?


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