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tomorrow will be a tomorrow will be a new day. >> close to complete victory. >> any attorney general should not be able to infer. >> we got multiple people down. need a lot of ambulances. ♪ good morning. welcome to "sunday today" on veterans, day, november 11th. a special thank you to the military men and women who have served our country. later in the show we will look how america is doing in its obligation to care for our vets. also this morning, an unbelievable scene of destruction in northern and southern california where,
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overnight, the death toll climbed to at least 25 from these unstoppable wildfires. and, today, they have the potential to get much worse with the winds expected to gust to near hurricane strength. we are there live. plus, the latest from florida where the state is preparing for a massive recount this week. both the senate and governor's races too close to call. and, later this morning, a sunday sit-down with the queen, herself, claire foy. the emmy and golden globe winning star of "the crown" on landing the royal role that has made her a star. >> i found myself five months pregnant in a crown with a wig on, sort of to do things imaginative to wints churchill. you say, really? okay. >> a sunday sit-down with claire foy. another life well lived later in the show. let's begin this morning with that horrific scene in
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california. winds expected to pick up today which, of course, will make fighting the flames even more difficult for the thousands of firefighters on the front lines. nbc kathy park has been on the scene there for days and live this morning in bell canyon, california. >> the wildfires have been dynamic and dangerous destroying entire communities like this one in bell canyon. with the winds expected to pick back up we could see even more destruction. this morning, the situation in california has gone from bad to worse. red flag warnings issued on both ends of the state. >> these winds will be as sever, if not more severe, than we saw in the last few days. >> reporter: in southern california, the woolsey fire has claimed at least two lives. thousands are still evacuated with many coming to grips with their loss. >> i've never seen anything like it. >> reporter: santos flanagan
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says the ferocious flames prevented him from leaving and decided to fight the fire surrounding his community. >> fortunately a handful of people that stayed in the neighborhood and helped to knock out the fires at the market. >> reporter: meanwhile, up in northern california, the called camp fire, already the no destructive in the state's history taking another tragic touche. >> 14 additional bodies were located which brings our total number to 23. >> reporter: the small town of paradise located north of sacramento is nearly gone. >> we are just on in survival mode right now. >> reporter: after losing everything, emerald mayfield is grateful for the support from strangers. we found her at the red cross donation center. >> thank you. you know, all kinds of stuff that you need when you're, all of a sudden, overnight, don't have anything. >> reporter: as she begins picking up the pieces, shane clark is holding on to the gift of life. >> we had our four you will extra sounds we have had so far
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and took them off the fridge. >> reporter: he says firefighters saved the first photos of his unborn child. >> it's a boy, yeah. >> reporter: a glimmer of hope in the midst of disaster. the current conditions here in california are just ripe for these wildfires because it's so dry. so there are ongoing concerns at these extreme destructive wildfires could become the new normal year-round. >> dry and windy. kathy park in bell canyon california, for us, thank you. president trump is tweeting about the fires again this morning after expressing his condolences to the families of the victims and urging people to heed evacuation orders. the president once again blamed the fires on fourest management. a day after threatening to cut off federal funds there. after skipping a ceremony yesterday because of the rain, president trump is in paris this morning taking part in a ceremony to commemorate the end of world war i with other world leaders. nbc white house correspondent kelly o'donnell is travel with
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the president in paris this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a rain-soaked morning here with a ceremony to commemorate the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the end of all the great war. scores of world leaders marched and gathered today. president trump was supposed to be the last official to arrive but russian's vladimir putin was late so the two exchanged a greeting of a handshake and putin offered a thumb's up. president trump and the first lady each wore what is known here as the blbluet of france o they're lapels. president march marcone said nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. president trump identified himself as a nationalist. and a brief stall of the limousine as a topless lady was tackled by french police. president trump will visit a
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cemetery where the war dead are buried after he missed one yesterday because of rain, fog, and low visibility and marine one was grounded and decided not to take a motor said and a decision criticized including from veteran groups. >> kelly, thank you. at home the results of some of tuesday's most significant midterm elections remain in question this morning. a recount now has been issued for the senate and governor's races in florida. officials have until thursday now to get those recounts done. nbc morgan radford is here in the studio with us. >> good morning. after a record breaking midterm election season florida is headed for the first full statewide recount in its history. >> reporter: this morning, five days after election day, drama in the sunshine state. florida secretary of state ordering a machine recount in the races for governor and u.s. senate.
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the margins in both less than 0.5% and making the recount mandatory. the republicans narrowly leading in both races. days after he conceded the race for governor. >> we recognize that, you know, we didn't -- we didn't win it tonight. >> reporter: democrat andrew gillum taking it back. >> i am replacing my words of concession with an uncompromised and unapologetic call that we count every single vote. >> reporter: republican ron desantis still claiming victory. >> those results are clear and ambiguous as they were on election night. >> reporter: rick scott with a stern warning urging the state's sheriff watch for any violations and take appropriate action. better democratic senator bill necessarily saying this process is about one thing -- making sure every legal ballot is
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counted. protesters in the streets of broward county. >> we are standing up for our rights to have every vote counted, which i think nobody on either side should ever oppose. >> reporter: some republicans claiming fraud. >> you folks have sat in here and heard repeatedly how people voted twice! people voted in chicago and they voted here! okay? you heard that. >> whoa! liar! >> reporter: in addition to the race for senator and governor, there is also a recount for florida's agriculture commissioner. meanwhile, president trump has weighed in claiming democrats are trying to steal this election. >> see what happens over the next few days. thank you. we will see you in a minute. chuck todd is nbc political director and moderator of "meet the press." i don't mean to criticize being from florida and covering the
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florida recount. >> i've never seen a recount -- i've never seen someone overcome 12,000 votes in a recount which is approximately what bill necessarily wou nelson would have to overcome and the 30,000 margin that andrew gillum has to overcome. on the one hand a tiny slice when you think 8 plus million voters but still a lot of votes to find in a recount. unless a machine error is found that undervote in broward county, if it really is significant. on paper, it looks like it's a very difficult process for the democrats. but i think because of their base and the animated aspect of that, i think they have to fight until the end. >> i give you a shout-out. at this time last week, you called 35 seats in the house as your over/under and it looks like it's right in that range. let's talk about what happened more broadly on tuesday even beyond florida where the house goes to democrats and the senate stays with republicans. but state houses and
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legislatures across the country, a lot of democratic pickups. what is the net effect for the next two years and beyond of what happened on tuesday? >> well, look. this was a mastiff realignment. a strong democratic turnout but a massive realignment and in the suburbs, i think what you're seeing is the democratic party is now the party, the metropolitan party of urban and suburban america and you now have the republican party as the party of ex-urban and rural america. i think that divide is going to continue to sort of create these culture clashes we have seen that have come to define our politics and, if anything, this election only deepened that divide. >> chuck, the president is in paris today, again, commemorating the 100th anniversary of world war i. you had president macron in a speech today saying nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.
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and the president calling himself a nationalist days ago. you've been on these trips. how would you describe the relationship with our allies right now? >> i think it's tenuous at best and i think the allies on one hand nervous about the rise of this nationalism in europe and the haunting aspect of here we are, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ends of world war i and in many ways it was nationalism that came out of that, which was the cause of world war ii. obviously, they are trying to use that moment for there. but i think these world leaders, they are not immune to what happened in this country and they see a weakened president trump and i think they, in some ways, are playing to that weakness a little bit which is why you've seen, if you will, a sturdier amount of barbs directed at him by people like president m macron. >> chuck will talk about the new reality of the house of
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representatives with democrat adam schiff who will take over ta committee. a massacre inside a borderline bar and grill this week they announced the gunman died from a self-inflicted gunshot. a massive fire broke out in a seattle lumbar yard warehouse and flames tearing through several buildings. firefighters battled the blaze from the ground and air and nearby canal. luckily, no reports of injuries there. pete davidson of "saturday night live" apologized on the show last night to republican congressman-elect dan crenshaw and he did it face-to-face. davidson was condemned almost universal last week after attempting to make a joke about crenshaw's eye patch. crenshaw a former navy s.e.a.l. lost his eye when an ied blew up while on tour in afghanistan but last nir the pair were all smile he at the weekend update deck.
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>> last week, i made a joke about a picture of you and i feel like it would only be fair if you got me back and made fun of a picture of me. >> i don't really need to do that. >> all right. i deserve it, please? >> okay. >> first impressions with lieutenant command dan crenshaw. >> thanks, klein. this is pete davidson. he looks like fountain meth from "breaking bad" was a person! >> all right. not bad! so there. we are even. >> hold on. one more. this is good. he looks like a troll doll with a tape worm! >> he is good. crenshaw reminded people also to thank a veteran on this veterans day. well done, guys. crenshaw handled that with class fr we are expecting low humidity with gusty offshore winds especially through the san francisco pay this afternoon. high pressure over the eastern pacific but early morning
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temperatures right now, waking up in the 50s at 59 degrees in santa rosa. we're keeping the red flag warnings in effect through tomorrow, along with the smoke advisories. straight ahead, highs and lows of the week, including a historic election night for women and tributes to the woman whose long struggle helped to make it possible. plus, the soccer dad who became a viral star this week when he gave a helpful nudge -- okay, a shove to his little goalkeeper. and later on this veterans day, the v.a. program that is quietly making a dent in the devastating problems that plague the men and women who have served america. >> a veteran walks in. he's in trouble. we will have a counselor for him or her right away, same day. >> and that can make all of the difference? >> all of the difference in the world.
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newly elected and the guarantee of another in the undecided arizona race. and as has become tradition, women placed their voting stickers on the grave of susan b. anthony at mount hope cemetery in rochester, new york. she was arrested for voting illegally in the 1872 presidential election. she continued to fight for a woman's right to vote but did not live long enough to see the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. >> powerful. >> very cool to see and watch. you were covering a race in georgia where stacey abrams was looking to make history. >> they're still waiting to find out. don't speak too soon, willey. >> she could have or may become the first african-american to become governor in history. >> it's amazing on the campaign trail when you hear them say how other women have inspired them. >> a lot of young people watching saying i can do that. too. our first logos to a mixed outcome on election night for a
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nevada brothel owner. he won his race to become a state assembly man. on the other end, he was dead. hoff died on october 16th at his bunny ranch after a weekend of partying for his 72nd birthday. his body was discovered by porn star ron jeremy. he remained on the ballot and coasted to victory. signs posted outside polling places read, notice of death of candidate but voters were undeterred as hoff won with 63% of the vote. county commissioners will appoint a republican. >> i'm thinking about the democr democrat, that's a bad day when you lose to a dead guy. >> are people paying attention to what's on the ballot. we saw the signs. they were huge. >> couldn't have been more clear. dennis hof won anyway. next high goes to the australian woman who stepped in to play a crucially manicured role in her cousin's engagement. a melbourne man proposed.
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she said yes. you see them kissing while displaying the engagement ring for the camera. you see, diana was not ready for all of this so she didn't have her nails done. let's pull out a little bit on this pink, guc, guys. luckily her cousin was around. they put the ring on jena's finger and had her reach up to make it look like it was diana's hand. it has nearly a million likes. i love that she's thinking, no pictures without my mani. >> that's what you call a ride or die friend. i would do that for you. >> you don't want these nails in any photographs. our final logos to one dad's method of coaching defense which amounts to pushing the goalkeeper in front of the ball to stop it. pops became an international web sensation this week when he was caught on camera in an under eight youth soccer match in wales. the keeper in red is distracted
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as kids will be. number 8 in yellow launches the shot. dad does what has to be done. he shoves the tiny goalie to the ground making the kid a human shield. the keeper makes an involuntary first save. unfortunately the yellow squad scores on the rebound. dad tries to alert the kid and gives up and lays him out on the turf. >> it has to be done. >> am i allowed to laugh? >> dad really went in -- >> i'm surprised he didn't pick up another kid. morgan, thank you. we'll see you in a minute. a sunday sitdown with claire foy on playing young queen elizabeth in the hit series "the crown" and taking on the role of a completely different icon in her latest movie. the former basketball star who became a victim of chicago's gun violence. he serves as a role model. and morgan and i answering ♪
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here is a live look outside -- i )m ki good sunday morning to you. it is 6:26. here is a live look at oracle arena. not as smoky this morning as we were seeing yesterday, thank goodness. thanks so much for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast. >> we're still seeing gusty conditions especially for the hilltop areas. this is a look in san francisco, where we're expecting to see some gusty conditions as well. as far as your temperatures go, as you're waking up this morning, temperatures in the 50s for the north bay, 59 degrees. but check out the temps down through the south bay and in through mountain view, we're talking in the 30s. 38 degrees for mountain view, up through some of the interior valleys. the temperature trend into the
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afternoon once again we're expecting to climb into the 70s, but you got to remember that we're still seeing those red flag warnings. in fact, they took it back last night, and they're going to remain in effect through tonight, because we are expecting the relatively low humidity to really drop down into the afternoon, and those gusty conditions once again create an issue especially for the hills above 1,000 feet. the air quality advisory is still in effect through monday. we're going to see what this does in terms of the wind that's blowing. unfortunately, it seems like some of the wind that is going to kick up and already kicking up might end up blowing more of that smoke in our direction which could make our air quality worse into the work week. i'll break that down at 7:00 a.m. >> thanks. the camp fire burning in butte county is not only the most destructive fire in california history but now the third deadliest fire in state history. the doll toll climbed overnight to 23. firefighters found 14 more bodies in the fire that claimed nearly 6,500 homes and 260
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commercial buildings. 105,000 acres have burned, that's the equivalent of 164 square miles. it is now 20% contained. this morning, crews are dealing with another round of dangerous winds. governor-elect gavin newsom toured the devastated town of paradise yesterday and tweeted these pictures writing "today i stood in awe of the strength and resilience of the people of paradise, folks who lost everything, bending down on a knee to help another up. forever gravitiful of for our firefighters and first responders." the north bay community is invited to honor a young life lost in the thousand oaks shooting massacre. alaina housely's body will be returned today. people are invited to honor the 18-year-old as her body is taken to a funeral home. the pepperdine freshman was killed wednesday night when a gunman opened fire inside a bar
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in thousand oaks. fire crews are investigating a mysterious fire in a vacant building in palo alto that ignited around 5:00 last night in the building that used to house compadre's bar and grill. one person was taken to the hospital. firefighters say there were squatters inside the building. it took crews nearly three hours to fully gain control of the flames. at 6:29, come up this morning on "today in the bay," things could be changing at one west coast airport. why we are they're allowing people inside the terminals without a ticket, they're encouraging people to come. see you at 7:00. hope you join us.
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well, come on, at least give me a little taste of what's in the report. >> afraid i can't do this, jeff. >> just tell me this, am i in the report? >> a little bit. >> okay. what about the president? >> a lot a bit. >> "saturday night live" last night bidding farewell to jeff sessions with robert deniro playing robert mueller and kate mckinnon as sessions. musical guest lil wayne. what once was known as the golden age of television headlined by shows like "the wire," "the sopranos," is the
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golden age of streaming services. among today's most popular and acclaimed shows is netflix series "the crown" which tracks the life and long rein of queen elizabeth. claire foy exploded on to hollywood's a-list with a captivating performance of the young queen in "the crown's" first two seasons. she couldn't possibly be any more different from the queen. claire and i got together here in new york this week for a sunday sitdown. >> reporter: fans who fell in love with claire foy on "the crown" are in for a bit of a shock with the film "the girl in the spider's web." >> foy is almost unrecognizable, the fierce some hacker and central character in author steve larson's best selling
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millennium movie. is there an added responsibility for you to say i've got to get this right for all those people who have a vision for what this character looks like and acts like? >> i think you can't do that. you have to give yourself the freedom to explore and understand and be surprised by yourself and the character. i loved her so much as a fan of the novels anyway so i sort of felt she was in safe hands. i felt like i would be harder on myself than anyone else could be. >> claire was involved in every detail of her transformation into the famous female protagonist. from that dragon tattoo to the piercings and even the accent. >> i am transferring all of your cash to your wife. >> i think your dialect coach said we're going for light swedish. >> light swedish. >> how did you learn the swedish accent? what did you want to focus in on? >> that was the other thing, i'm only going to do it if i can do a swedish accent. do you have to? >> while foy was filming the
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movie in sweden last winter, the me too movement in hollywood was at its peek. >> did you view it as serendipitous or gratifying to have this character taking on male predators at a time like this be elevated to the screen? >> it was more about the fact that i suddenly was aware that women who have experienced what elizabeth has experienced in her life, there were suddenly conversations that elizabeth had never been allowed to have, that that character had never had that openness and that support and that kind of respect i suppose. >> growing up in the u.k., foy didn't find acting until her early 20s, but as the youngest of three siblings, she showed a natural penchant for the spotlight. >> were you the performer of the family? >> i was the most annoying member of the family. i don't think i was a performer. i was absolutely desperate for attention, absolutely desperate. >> viewers and critics often remarked on foy's expressive eyes which can hold a scene with
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almost no dialogue. but in high school one of those famous eyes was threatened by a tumor discovered in claire's eye socket. it turned out to be benign, but the experience of surgery and treatment was life changing. >> what do you remember about that time? >> oh, god. whenever you're ill in any significant way your world goes from -- so i finished school and it was supposed to be, here i come into the world. off we go. >> right. >> i didn't have that experience. instead i had to kind of have an operation, take medication and take a year out and just rest and get better. >> how old were you at that point? >> 18. 18? >> yeah. >> it just gives you, you know, any -- whenever you -- you just realize what's important in life. you realize very, very quickly. >> foy took a year off in between high school and college, in part to recoup perfect rate. >> part of your gap year was
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here in new york, right? >> yeah. yeah. >> you stayed at a youth whose tell in harlem? >> i did. >> what brought on that decision? >> i've always wanted to come to new york. it was the first time and then getting on a plane on my own. i'm actually doing something. i'm doing something. i hadn't done it in such a long time. >> right. >> it was quite amazing. and a man shouted at me as soon as i acquired a cab. >> perfect. >> what did he say, do you remember? >> swear words and all sorts of kind of -- but i was like, oh, it's new york. i'm in new york. this is what it's like. >> after her brush with the big apple, claire went on to college and studied acting at the oxford school of drama. her breakout role in the u.k. was in a 2008 mini series adaptation of charles dickens "little dohert." >> i know i am small but quite grown up. >> most of us came to know foy
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in the netflix hit "the crown." >> yes, i am queen, but i'm also a woman. >> you auditioned when you were pregnant? >> uh-huh. >> what was that process like? >> slightly ludicrous. i sort of found myself five months pregnant in a crown with a wig on sort of trying to do scenes imagining winston churchill and then they imagined me to do it. i would love to have said it was a moment that you said, wahoo but it was a moment like, really? okay. >> the only person i have ever loved is you and can you honestly look me in the eye and say the same? >> foy's performance earned her a golden globe for the first season and an emmy for the second. >> have there been moments of pressure or anxiety where you feel like this is all moving very quickly? >> yeah. i mean, the globes that year that was definitely a moment where i needed to stop all the noise and just go on my own and
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just kind of remember who i was and why i was here and what on earth was happening because it was quite overwhelming. >> you actually did that, you sort of stepped away and said i need to regroup for a moment? >> my agent and publicist, we went and had a drink and a sitdown and a kind of like this is going to be okay and then -- because we were all a bit like oh. >> that break was brief as foy was in demand. she signed on to play neil armstrong's wife janet in the bio pic, first man. >> but you're a bunch of boys making models out of balsa wood. >> they lobbied for foy to return as the queen. a new task will tackle the later years next season. >> what do you make of giving up "the crown" so to speak? >> i don't feel like i've given it up, i feel like i've passed it on. the next generation cast is extraordinary. i think it will be interesting in a year's time i think that
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opinion will be very different. i think everyone will be kind of like who were the people -- >> no. no. >> who were they? >> "the girl in the spider's web" is in theaters now. our thanks to aegern's restaurant for hosting our conversation. to hear claire talk about the reaction of the real life royals to "the crown" check out our web extras. don't forget to subscribe to the sunday sitdown podcast. and next week, a sunday sitdown with east than hawk at his favorite bar in brooklyn talking everything from dead poet's society to reality bites and his latest movie, stirring award season chatter. ethan hawk next week on "sunday today." coming up this morning, morgan radford and i will answer your questions. use #sundaytoday to ask us anything. we'll read your sunday mail at
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waking up to chilly temperatures. we're seeing some 30s through mountain view and interior valleys including the cop cord area. couple of 40s by the south bay. this is what it looks like, a live take in san francisco. overall once again we're still dealing with the unhealthy air quality throughout the bay area so you will have to once again be mindful of that as you head outdoors for today. temperatures will be in the 40s for now but the temperature trend into the afternoon does show an increase into some 70s for inland areas. next on this veterans day, the program that helps military men and women find community at home when they return from the wars where they've been sent again and again.
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the prominent vets group aiva calls it a camouflage wave. there are about 20 million vets living in the united states, men and women who agreed to a deal where they would leave behind their families to risk their lives in war. in exchange, their country would take care of them when they returned home. too often though the government is not holding up its end of that bargain as homelessness and suicide remain rampant among those who have served. in our sunday spotlight on this veterans day nbc's gabe gutierrez looks at one little known program that's making a difference. >> reporter: when army veteran blaine bart returned home, he found himself confused and angry. >> i said, i don't know what's wrong, but i know something's really wrong and i need help. >> reporter: some call it post traumatic stress disorder, ptsd, trouble readjusting to civilian life after war. he found help here, a vet center near home, spokane washington. a community center only for
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combat vets. >> at 9:00. have a good day. >> most staff, veterans themselves. there's help applying for va benefits. >> you have a white dot. >> reporter: classes, trips, retreats with yoga sessions and sometimes just get together. >> our vets come to us sometimes and say, can we possibly have this? can we maybe do that? and we find a way to say yes. >> i'm glad you showed up. >> reporter: most important, free counseling often behind closed doors. sometimes raw talk. >> i can't get that. >> reporter: about things unspeakable except with others who know. >> but nobody will ever know what it's like to have a 19-year-old marine die in your arms. nobody can understand. these men can understand. >> reporter: david bear, a navy veteran and therapist is the center's director. >> a veteran walks in. he's in trouble. we will have a counselor for him or her right away, same day.
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>> and that can make all the difference. >> all the difference in the world. >> reporter: we talked to combat veterans, iraq, afghanistan, vietnam and gold star parents who lost a son in afghanistan. >> it was -- it was a life line. >> here they give you tools. it changed my perspective. >> sitting down with a vet center counselor was the first time anyone could ever level with me and say, healthy? maybe not. but totally normal considering what your experience has been. >> reporter: steps to healing, getting out of the house, reconnecting with fellow vets, and being of service again. volunteering do you feel like you're part of the team again? >> very much so. that is kind of what i was missing, i know. >> reporter: it's a program you may not have heard of, part of the va. 300 vet centers nationwide. 80 mobile ones traveling the countryside to reach veterans in remote areas. the program began after the
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vietnam war seeing combat vets mental health problems not necessarily as a disease treatable with medication but as natural emotional reactions to traumatic combat experiences. the concept, readjustment counseling with talk therapy, support, human connection -- >> love you. >> -- and love. >> literally i believe that we are often their last stop. >> reporter: the va says about 17 veterans commit suicide every day. some say the vet center saved them from that fate. >> i probably would not be here. i probably would have killed myself by now. >> reporter: do you think this may have saved your life? >> i know i wouldn't be here today in this room had i not sat down with a counselor. >> reporter: now he's helping save others. he's become a therapist at the vet center. >> i'm floored every day i wake up and i get to come to the vet center and give back and help veterans. >> reporter: for "sunday today," gabe gutierrez, spoke cane,
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washington. >> gabe, thank you and thank you to the men and women who have served and are serving now. you can hear more from the veterans gabe talked to at let them know there is help at the vet centers call center. the number is 1-877-war-vets. next on "sunday today" the former chicago basketball star and victim of the city's gun violence now back on the courts. >> we're teaching discipline and what it takes to be a young man and young women and those life lessons and life skills that i learned along the way, i pass those life lessons and life lessons along. later, a life well lived. later, a life well lived. the trail ♪ ♪
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chicago has long been one of the basketball capitals of america with michael jordan's bulls, high school legends like isaiah thomas, dwyane wade and derrick rose, and last season's cinderella team loyola university. the city is also america's capital of gun violence. in our sunday closer nbc's kevin
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tibbels introduces us to a coach who tragically has experience with both. >> reporter: on the court kids on a fast track to a bright future thanks to a coach and mentor who's been there. what does basketball mean to a young kid in chicago? >> for me, that young kid, it was a way out. it was a way to get out and broaden your horizons. basketball afforded for me to get an education. >> a standout in high school, shawn harrington even appeared in the acclaimed chicago basketball documentary "hoop dreams." he played college ball in new mexico. but it was to the west side of chicago he returned when his daughter was born, a dangerous place but also home. russ bradford recruited shawn out of high school and has written a book about his life. >> there's a generation of kids that were growing up with more
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as a way of life. they know people who have been shot. everyone's been affected by the gun violence. >> reporter: shawn harrington knows. >> we became under fire in the barrage of bullets. >> reporter: four years ago shawn and his daughter were mistakenly guarded in a gang shooting. he shielded her with his body blocking her from the bullets but not himself. did you feel it? >> i felt it but i didn't know i got shot. >> it felt like my legs were floating from out under me. >> reporter: now paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair, shawn refuses to sit at the end of the bench. he picked up a whistle instead. his coaching drills focus on team work and responsibility. >> we're teaching discipline and what it takes to be a young man and young women. those lessons and life skills that i learned along the way, i pass those life lessons and life skills along. >> reporter: and the kids are listening. >> the students first, athletes
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second. >> i see him as a role model because like even though he did get shot because he was playing ball at the time, it didn't stop him from doing something he loves. >> following and trying to be harder of what i want to be. >> don't do something dumb. you only have one chance in life. >> reporter: from his seat on the sidelines, grandfather pern taking place. >> your best opportunity for greatness is right where you came from. >> get your foot work together. >> reporter: it's pretty clear to me that he has adopted service as his life's goal. >> his tool is basketball and i think he's embraced that idea is i'm going to use what i have to make the world a better place. i don't know anything that would be more inspiring than that. >> reporter: inspiring, indeed. at a recent awards ceremony the young man with the infectious smile was named one of chicago's most inspiring people. >> it still takes a village.
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i had that village around me. now i'm trying to be a part of that village to keep uplifting our youth. >> reporter: coaching kids to thrive on the court and on the streets is a west side role model on wheels. for "sunday today," kevin tibbels, chicago. kevin, thank you very much. this week we highlight another life well lived. when in the 1970s you watched wonder woman linda carter or the bionic woman lindsey wagner perform a thrilling act of heroism, odds are you actually were watching a stunt woman named kitty o'neill. kitty was the utterly fearless stunt double for both stars and a legend in hollywood. her most famous stunt was for a 1979 episode of wonder woman where she jumped 13 stories off a hotel balcony on to an airbag below. kitty made a career of volunteering for leaps, car
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crashes and self immolation. her story is even more remarkable when you consider a high fever at just five months old left her deaf for life. a daredevil from a young age, kitty trained to make the 1964 u.s. olympic diving team but she said of the sport, it wasn't scary enough for me. instead, she took up sky diving, hang gliding, and motorcycle racing. in the early '70s kitty met a stunt man at a california race and he convinced her to use her talents in show business. in december of 1976 kitty broke the women's land speed world record traveling 512 miles per hour in a three wheeled rocket. her record still stands today. this week gall gaudette, the star of the blockbuster wonder woman movie, you were remarkable, strong, brave and resilient. rest in peace, kitty. kitty o'neill, the fastest woman
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demo day. >> kyle put a lay-up. >> next question is from ali, what is the movie you quote the most? >> who you going to the dance with anyway, spaulding? come on, come on. >> oh, i have to tell you what it is. >> oh, come on. you didn't get that? >> i thought you were going to say something else. >> what did you think i was going to say? >> friday based on our discussion. >> friday, that was my second choice. >> mine is boys in the hood. >> boys in the hood. >> a time in 1991 i could recite it from start to finish. >> what you got? >> especially all dough boys line. they either don't know, don't show, don't care about what's going on in the hood. he watched the news. he didn't see anything about the death of his brother ricky. >> on the one two one two. >> favorite karaoke song. >> chris stapleton, tennessee which is can i. >> mine is hero by enrique
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iglesias. >> thank you, morgan.good sunda!
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it is - - - - - here is a live look outside -- good sunday morning to you. it is november 11 at 7:00 a.m. here is a live look outside, a beautiful shot, a bit eerie of san francisco from treasure island, covered in smoke. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at our microclimate forecast. we grew up in l.a. are we bringing smog to the bay? >> it would seem that way but it's a lot of the smoke, which is kind of the same thing. lot of the particles in the smoke, we have to be mindful as we out the door this morning. san francisco, you can see the orange hues in the back, but we're expecting to


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