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okay, watch out for that hub on saturday night hosting this year's big macy's fireworks cap. >> well, that does it for "today spectacular. you looked beautiful. in the bay." thank you for starting your i mean, it just -- was it fun? morning with us. a live look out on san francisco it was fun to this morning. make it a great day. thanks for joining us and starting it with us. the "today" show is next. good morning record rise. new coronavirus cases exploding in hot spots from coast to coast. >> a month ago, one in ten people were testing positive today it's one in four >> this morning fears that fourth of july crowds will only make things worse. president trump under new pressure to make masks mandatory nationwide but saying this about the outbreak >> we show cases 99% of which are harmless >> what his health officials are saying about that. deadly holiday weekend gun violence erupts in major
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cities across america.ny of the children >> you killed a child. she didn't do nothing to nobody. >> atlanta's mayor saying enough is enough. >> you can't blame this on a police officer you can't say that this is about criminal justice reform. this is about some people carrying some weapons who shot up a car with an 8-year-old baby in the car for what >> we will have the very latest. fallen star. broadway actor nick cordero loses his months'-long battle with coronavirus the powerful tributes from friends and fans now pouring in. life in hiding new details on what finally led to the arrest of jeffrey epstein's long-time confidant, ghislaine maxwell. and overnight one of the most vocal victims shares what she
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wants to see happen next >> i really hope she comes forward and says a, b, c, d was involved and this is how it ran. >> where the case goes from here and our live interview with an attorney for dozens of epstein accusers all that plus first pitch. major league baseball set to release its schedule for a season unlike any other. "today," monday, july 6th, 2020. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, guys. welcome to "today. so happy you're joining us on this monday morning. so happy you're here savannah hitting pause taking a few days off which she definitely deserves. >> you deserve some time off you got it last week you look refreshed >> thank you i had fun with the kids. i saw you were busy on the fourth of july hosting the
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fireworks teal that's a lot of fun. >> it was a lot of fun it was good to celebrate america especially in a time like this >> you did a great job on that we are going to start with our top story, and that is the coronavirus. new concerns sparked by images like this over the holiday weekend. we're talking about crowded beaches. health officials fear they could add to the record-breaking surge in u.s. cases. >> and as we mentioned overnight we learned that broadway star nick cordero died from coronavirus. his wife who had documented his struggle with the virus for months posting, god has another angel in heaven now. >> our thoughts and prayers are with amanda and baby elvis there. but we start with our in-depth coverage with sam brock. he's in miami where hospitals are being overwhelmed. hey, sam, good morning >> reporter: hoda, craig, good morning. it took almost four months in florida to get to 100,000 cases. it has taken two weeks to get to 200,000. officials are hoping they don't
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see another holiday spike. coronavirus concerns not enough to keep everyone home this holiday week. myrtle beach brimming with visitors fire island in new york lit up with people. at this michigan lake party, attendees pack together and no visible masks. for many americans, this fourth of july felt a little foreign with shuttered shores and scaled back fireworks >> it is disappointing, but it is understandable. >> reporter: even though safety steps couldn't stop a furious covid surge this weekend, florida, south carolina and texas among the states notching new daily records with almost 35 states seeing a rise in coronavirus cases. texas adding 8,000 new infections on saturday and florida recording a stunning 11,458 cases in a single day a number not seen since new york at its peak. >> how close are we to being on the brink of catastrophe down here
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>> i'd say we're pretty close. >> reporter: jackson health in miami just saw its covid patients jump 52% in one week. dr. nicolas worried what's next. >> i do anticipate that after this weekend's parties we're going to see a bump in the next, you know, week to ten days, two weeks. >> reporter: the warning as health care systems start to bend under pressure. covid hospitalizations in l.a. county are up 32% in two weeks with deaths approaching 3500 >> behind each one of those numbers is a name, a face, a life >> reporter: america's independence day holiday dampened by a deepening crisis now, in some states like florida, the fatalities have not yet caught up with the ballooning number of cases guys, there is a lag between infection and serious illness, and that is raising concern this morning. hoda, back to you.
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>> sam brock for us in miami, thank you. a spike in cases has led to increased calls for nationwide requirement to wear masks. this as a coalition of international scientists is set to push the world health organization to acknowledge that virus is airborne. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in new york with the reopening of manhattan moving forward today good morning >> reporter: good morning. new york is now entering phase three meaning more businesses like massage parlors and nail salons can reopen at half capacity but still here on restaurant row, there is still no indoor dining, amid concerns the virus can be spread even more easily through the air. this morning as covid cases mount across the country, the mask debate is intensifying. new jersey's governor is now calling for a nationwide face covering mandate >> we need a national strategy i think right now. masking has got to be at the core of that >> reporter: "the new york times" also reports that hundreds of scientists are set
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to publish an open letter to the world health organization urging the agency to revise its guidelines and acknowledge the virus can easily spread through the air indoors. right now less than half of states require wearing face coverings in public despite cdc recommendations to do so even in those states, not everyone's following the rules in north carolina a mask mutiny of sorts nearly none seen at this beach more than a week after a state mandate went into effect some customers outside a walmart there defiant. >> if you want to wear a mask, you can wear a mask. if you don't want to wear a mask, you shouldn't have to. it's a free country. everyone has the right to do as they please. >> reporter: in california where masks have been mandatory for weeks, beachgoers in santa cruz are getting used to the routine. >> a mask is now part of your checklist. >> reporter: in new jersey, chris and c.j. were among hundreds streaming into the newly reopened six flags great adventure theme park keeping up their july 4th
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tradition with masks in tow. >> it's the right thing to do. the only difference would be once we finish this we're going to trade them into something more stylishrn such a drastic change in behavior won't happen overnight. >> if you think about things like seat belts or smoke free laws, that took years, decades even to change people's habits and make it become just a part of everyday life >> reporter: now, here in new york city there is no timetable for when indoor dining might return, but there is some encouraging news the positivity rate or the percentage of tests that are coming back positive is now down to about 1%. hoda >> all right gabe gutierrez for us. thank you. we are now joined by dr. ashish ja he's the director of the global health institute good morning we were reporting about a record number of covid cases this weekend. that is pre-fourth of july celebration. those numbers aren't going to come out for another week to ten days so what do we have in store for us ahead and do you think the hospitals are ready? >> so good morning and thank you
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for having me on what i expect based on both some of the pictures we just saw and just in general the trends that the number of cases is going to continue to rise across the country. certainly in those hot spots of texas and florida and south carolina, arizona. and in terms of the hospitals, you know, a lot of hospitals are already starting to bump up against their capacity and maybe they can add more. maybe we can set up field hospitals, start shipping patients across to other parts of the state but at some point, we are going to run out of all of our capacity, our ability to take care of people and so we've got to sort of shut this off and we've got to find ways of really breaking the increase in cases or we're going to get into a lot of trouble sooner than we think >> let's talk about that how do we get these spikes under control? i mean, do some states have to go all the back to stay at home orders is this is a mask thing? what's the answer? >> there's no one answer i think all of us agree that having to go back to
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stay-at-home, shelter in place is really the last thing we want to do. so what can we do to prevent that one is i do agree with governor murphy, we need a national strategy and every state should have a mandatory mask order. this is -- you know, one of the folks in the last segment talked about freedom and how everybody should choose on their own i don't get to walk into a retail store and light up a cigarette out of my desire to smoke indoors. i shouldn't be able to walk in a retail store not wearing a mask it's the same thing in my mind so we do need a national strategy i think we need to continue to hings like testing and tracing indoor bars, nightclubs, i think we just can't afford any of those right now. not while having these kind of outbreaks. >> lastly a lot of parents are looking ahead thinking school's supposed to start in two months. if you were reading the tea leaves, would you think children will be going back to school this fall?
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>> so we all need and want desperately to get our kids back to school. i certainly do as a parent the problem is we're going to see the kinds of outbreaks we're seeing in arizona, texas, florida, in other places it's going to be very hard to keep schools open one of the reasons we've got to get serious about bringing the disease under control, if we don't there's no chance schools will stay open this fall i really do think people have to get serious now if we want to get a shot at getting our kids back in this fall. >> dr. jha, thank you for your expertise as always. we appreciate you. >> thank you president trump spent part of the holiday weekend playing down the danger of coronavirus claiming nearly all cases in the u.s. are harmless. nbc white house corresponden peter alexander has that part of the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you as well. even as the president has said he hopes the virus will soon disappear, white house aides now acknowledge it's not going away any time soon, and that americans need to learn to live with it.
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this comes after back-to-back independence day weekend addresses where the president made no attempt to unify americans. instead, delivering an us versus them message painting a dark picture of the country. with coronavirus cases surging, even setting records in parts of the country, president trump dismissed the seriousness of the pandemic delivering this misleading claim. >> now we have tested almost 40 million people by so doing, we show cases 99% of which are totally harmless. >> reporter: most public health experts dispute that assessment, but the fda commissioner declined to fact check the president. >> so i'm not going to get into who's right and who's wrong. >> you won't say whether 99% of coronavirus cases are, quote, completely harmless as true or false, what the president said at the white house last night? >> dana, what i'll say is that we have data in the white house
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task force those data show this is a serious problem. people need to take it seriously. >> reporter: president trump in a pair of fourth of july celebrations with social distancing optional and few masks stoked partisan divisions. >> the radical left, the maxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters >> reporter: leaning into the culture war in an effort to reboot his campaign casting other americans as the threat. >> we will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children, or trample on our freedoms >> reporter: looking ahead the trump campaign announced the president's next rally after you will remember facing harsh criticism for his decision to host that recent rally inside an arena in tulsa where cases were rising that arena was half full by the time it was done this saturday, a different approach president trump will travel to new hampshire, a state where cases are declining to host an open air event
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in tulsa, masks were optional. this time the campaign says all ateendys are strongly encouraged to wear them craig? >> peter alewhite house, thank . another major story coming out of the holiday weekend. gun violence. the celebrations in a number of major cities like new york, chicago, and atlanta all marred by deadly shootings. a number of the victims were young children. and atlanta's mayor had a very powerful statement for those responsible. nbc's blayne alexander joins us now with more on this story. good morning. >> reporter: hoda, good morning to you. across the country we saw communities, cities all rocked by gun violence over the holiday weekend. here in atlanta at least 26 people were shot between friday and sunday including an 8-year-old little girl who was riding in the back seat of the car with her mother. >> enough is enough. >> reporter: overnight atlanta mayor keisha lance bottoms denouncing the gun violence that killed 8-year-old secoriea turner. >> shot and killed a baby. it wasn't one shooter. there were at least two
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shooters. >> reporter: turner was shot saturday night riding in a car with her mother near the burned remains of a wendy's where rayshard brooks was killed last month. many have taken over the area at times blocking the street refusing to let cars pass. the mayor slammed any protests that are not peaceful. >> it has to stop. you can't blame this on a police officer. you can't say that this is about criminal justice reform. we're fighting the enemy within when we are shooting each other up on our streets. >> reporter: this shooting just one of many during a violent holiday weekend in cities across the country. dozens of people killed by gunfire. in chicago at least 17 people killed, including another child, 7-year-old natalie wallace. memphis, omaha and cleveland also reported an alarming number of shootings.
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and in new york city, shootings have doubled every week for the last three weeks. mayor bill de blasio facing fierce criticism from current and former members of the nypd accusing him of, quote, surrendering the city with hefty cuts to its police force in the wake of calls for reform. president trump calling out the rise in shootings saying the federal government is ready, willing, and able to help if asked. as cities across the country grapple with a new wave of violence. guys, back here in atlanta less than 24 hours after little secoriea was killed, three more people were shot in that same vicinity, including a 53-year-old man who died on sunday. hoda? >> so sad. blayne alexander, thank you. >> we're going to take a turn now. lots more to get to on this monday morning, including a big day for sports fans. major league baseball expected to release its 2020 schedule this morning. the shortened season will start
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beginning july 23rd or 24th due to the team. they will play 60 games and stay mainly in their own region as well. >> not to be outdone, the nhl cleared a major hurdle on sunday to get its league going again. they finalized a return to play protocol for training camps and for games. so the agreement still needs final approval from all the players. the nhl will finish out its season in two hub cities. toronto and edmonton. and in this case games are expected to start on august 1st. you just like the sound of sports coming back. >> looks like it's happening, right? >> wait. are you and dylan about to be reunited? >> looks like it. yes. there's dylan dreyer. i've seen a lot of you over the past few days. >> i know. you're not sick of me already, are you, craig? >> heck no. >> one night. >> i enjoyed seeing you on the fourth. it was nice that night. it was nice saturday night in the city. but it's about to get hot. >> yeah. i mean, the temperature dropped in time for the fireworks on the fourth of july
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but now the temperatures are going back up. we are going to see highs stick around the 90-degree range for quite some time. it's not just here, it's back through the great lakes and it is going to be scorching the next several days. we're still going to see high temperatures well up into the 90s with your feels like temperature up around 100 degrees. indianapolis will feel like 99 philadelphia 95. 93 in raleigh. 95 in savannah those are your feels like temperatures as we go int wednesday, thursday, friday, temperatures are still going to stay on the warm side. really no break in sight except new york might get down into the upper 80s by friday. if you want to call that some relief, there it is. that's a look at the weather across the country we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds l coach? yo devin! remember to brush in a circle motion. thank you... dj... khaled.
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cordero after the broadway star lost his battle with the coronavirus. this morning his wife amanda's emotional message for everyone who thinks the danger does not apply to them. also ahead this morning, what will ghislaine maxwell's arrest mean for other well-known friends of jeffrey epstein we'll talk about that with an attorney who represents dozens of potential victims he's going to join ulives hi. we're glad you came in. what's on your mind? can you help keep these guys protected online? easy. connect to the xfi gateway. what about wireless data options for the family? you can customize and save. what about internet speeds that can keep up with my gaming? let's hook you up with the fastest internet from xfinity. and now with our stores reopening, we're putting healthy practices in place.
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homes evacuated. those folks staying at the gilroy sonoma county. if you're in the area you may see and hear something different. that's because pg&e will have helicopters flying in the area this week beginning today. we're going to be looking at some of the power lines to get a feel of how they can better respond to repairs to reduce the number of people impacted by those mandatory shutoffs and reduce the time you have to endure them. and, of course, weather is always a factor talking about fire danger. kari, we've had some breeziness but maybe not so much overnight. yes, so the winds have calmed down and we're seeing a lot of the smoke from the south county trapped in santa clara valley. as we take a live look outside in san jose concerns about air quality for today a the
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♪ america america ♪ god shed his grace on thee okay. that right there is pretty beautiful. 7:30 on this monday morning. check out this sight to behold over the holiday weekend. that was the macy's fourth of july fireworks spectacular. this year's displays involved some of new york city's most iconic buildings. then there were two legendary stars -- i don't know if you've met them.
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craig melvin and dylan dreyer. y'all looked great. you guys looked like you had a lot of fun. boy, john legend. boom. >> the national treasure. celebrating the birthday of america. it was fitting. and having dylan dreyer there. >> dylan, you rocked it. you were terrific. >> thank you. it was just nice to be working with other people in person. craig, it was nice to see you and the crew we had. the whole night was uplifting. the stories we showed of americans doing good. it was just supposed to be a night where we could celebrate america. i think we did that. >> it was a great night. >> craig's been talking about it all morning. >> nice distraction too. a distraction from these 7:30 headlines on this monday morning. the recent spike in coronavirus cases was not enough to keep everyone at home this holiday weekend. large gatherings in places like myrtle beach, south carolina, fire island, new york, diamond lake, michigan. those gatherings drawing a lot of scrutiny this morning. it comes as 34 states are seeing a rise in positive coronavirus cases.
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florida, south carolina, texas among the states notching new dail kill popular lake in northern idaho. witnesses reported seeing the mid air crash before the planes plunged into lake coeur d'alene. people enjoying the holiday weekend at the lake tried but were unable to save any of the victims. nobody on the ground was hurt. the planes have been located in about 130 feet of water. now to a frightening accident at a nascar race in indianapolis, indiana. a member of ryan blaney's crew was hurt right there during a pileup on pit road. take a look. you can see him there actually getting pinned between two cars briefly and then quickly scoots out of the way. that crew member's name is zach price. zach was c thumb's up. price was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released, thankfully. also this morning, tributes
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are pouring in for broadway star nick cordero. we've been following the tony nominated actor's battle with the coronavirus for months. overnight his wife amanda announced that nick had passed away. joe fryer joins us with more on this. hey, joe, good morning. >> reporter: hoda, good morning. cordero passed away at cedars-sinai medical center here in los angeles where his battle with covid-19 lasted more than 90 days. he is survived by his devoted wife and their 1-year-old son elvis. the bright lights of broadway a little dimmer after the passing of one of its stars actor nick cordero. he died sunday after battling coronavirus for more than three months. his heartbroken wife amanda writing on instagram, god has another angel in heaven now. my darling husband passed away this morning. he was surrounded in love by his family singing and praying as he gently left this earth. ♪ this world's gone crazy
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>> reporter: reaction to the tragic news swift. josh gad writing my heart is broken. i feel ill. viola davis, my condolences to you, an ma dashgs wamanda, who loved so hard. zach braff writing i can honestly tell you i have never met a kinder human being. don't believe that covid only claims the elderly and infirm. cordero who appeared in shows like "waitress" and "rock of ages" spent the last three months in the hospital. six weeks of that in a medically induced coma. his wife amanda kept the world posted through the triumphs. >> dada is awake! yea! >> reporter: and the tears. >> nick suffered from some new lung infection in his lungs earlier this week. >> reporter: unable to see her husband for 79 days, amanda was finally able to visit him in june posting this tender photo of them holding hands at his bedside. ♪
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amanda encouraged fans and friends to sing cordero's single "live your life" every day. the heartwarming response online was overwhelming. in her instagram note, amanda said that song not only lifted her spirits but provided comfort in his final moments. we sang it to him today holding his hands. as i sang the last line to him, they'll give you hell but don't let them kill your life without a fight. i smile because he definitely put up a fight. i will love you forever and always, my sweet man. >> that is such a sad story. what makes this even sadder and more shocking is he was young. he didn't have any underlying health issues. how did it get so bad? >> reporter: cordero was only 41 years old and he had no known preexisting health conditions but there were complications.
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he was in the hospital for a few months, in a coma for a long time. at one point his leg was amputated and he had a lung infection. his wife said it was like vish vus icu dance where one thing goes right and then another goes wrong. they say it is proof this can be so incredibly dangerous. >> thank you, joe. amanda has been so strong in taking care of little elvis. we wish those two the very best. >> our thoughts and prayers are with the two of them up next on this monday morning, new details on the arrest of jeffrey epstein's confidant ghislaine maxwell. what one accuser hopes will now be revealed about their inner circle an attorney for a large group of the accusers and survivors will join us right after this can you change the color inside the car? oh sure. how about blue? that's more cyan but. jump in the back seat, jim. act like my kids. how much longer? -exactly how they sound.
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maxwell. >> we do the 58-year-old who is accused of grooming underage girls for sexual abuse and even participating in that abuse herself, remains in jail in new hampshire. and overnight, one of epstein's main accusers reacted for the first time nbc's stephanie gosk has the latest she's been following this story for us steph, good morning to you >> reporter: craig, good morning. you know, it was a year to the day that jeffrey epstein was arrested now it's his longtime associate ghislaine maxwell who's in jail leaving many to wonder what will happen to others in epstein's world. for months prosecutors say ghislaine maxwell hid away in this new hampshire mansion but thursday fbi agents moved in arriving in about a dozen cars a plane flying above to make sure the only way she left was the handcuffses. now jeffrey epstein's closest associate is sitting in a cell in this medium security county jail in new hampshire. the 58-year-old faces four charges in connection with
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transporting a minor for criminal sexual activity maxwell has long denied involvement with epstein's alleged crimes prosecutors requested a hearing on friday telling a judge she's expected to be transferred to new york early this week the question many are asking, will maxwell reveal any secrets about others in epstein's circle one of his accusers virginia roberts giuffre said this to "60 minutes australia. >> i hope she comes forward and says "a," "b," "c," "d," "e" was involved and this is how it ran. you know, just help us victims get some accountability. >> reporter: one connection of interest, maxwell's friend prince andrew. >> she attended princess beatrice's 18th birthday party and she also visited buckingham palace on multiple occasions this is not just the privilege of someone that is a casual friend this is a very close friend.
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>> reporter: this newly surfaced photo published by the daily telegraph appears to show maxwell with kevin spacey sitting on the throne at buckingham palace. the telegraph reports it was taken during a tour organized by prince andrew in 2002. spacey has faced his own allegations of sexual assault which he has denied. nbc has not verified the photo giuffre says maxwell recruited he photo was taken in maxwell's london townhouse next to the bathroom where she says prince andrew abused her. >> what happened >> the first time in london i was so young ghislaine woke me up in the morning and said you're going to meet a prince that day i didn't know at that point that i was going to be trafficked to that prince. >> reporter: allegations he has repeatedly denied including in this bbc interview last year >> i have no recollection of ever meeting this lady none whatsoever. >> reporter: now a friend of maxwell's tells "good morning britain" that maxwell wa epstein's victim too >> i believe that she is a
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victim of jeffrey epstein just like many other people were. it doesn't mean what she did was right, but i also know she tried many, many, many times to get away from jeffrey. he kept keeping her there, luring her there >> steph, for months now there has been this back and forth about prince andrew speaking with officials here in the united states. do we know where that stands >> reporter: you know, the u.s. attorney was asked about that on thursday, the day they arrested ghislaine maxwell. she said they are interested in speaking to prince andrew but then a person close to his team tells nbc news they are, quote, bewildered by that comment that they have communicated with the u.s. attorney's office twice in the last month and gotten no response, craig. >> all right stephanie gosk will continue to follow this. thank you. we are joined now by brad edwards. mr. edwards is an attorney for more than 50 accusers and survivors of jeffrey epstein's
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sex ring he is also the author of a book about the case the book is called "relentless pursuit. mr. edwards, good morning to you, sir >> good morning. thanks for having me >> we know that when jeffrey epstein was arrested last year, we know there were a number of survivors that came forward after that, a number of witnesses that came forward as well since ghislaine maxwell was arrested last week, have you talked to any other survivors or witnesses? >> yes just in the last five days we have received tips from several very important witnesses and at least one other victim that i expect is only going to help the case >> obviously without asking you to sacrifice the confidentialitu characterize the claims that these witnesses and survivors have made? >> not beyond very helpful observations that they made many
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years ago that like i said, it is only going to strengthen the case that's already been brought. >> one of the things that struck me, i read the indictment last week when she was arrested one of the things that's striking is prosecutors decided for whatever reason to really focus on three years they focused on that time period between 1994 and 1997. any idea why they might be focusing on that period of time? >> sure. you know, what everybody came to understand about the breadth of the operation was there were hundreds of victims. and then you have to back track. how did that begin and when you rewind time, you come to the '93, '94, '95, '96 years as the inception of what ultimately grew into this massive spider web of victims and what was that genesis and how did it come about. ans at you're seeing in the indictment.
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that's kind of where the story began, so to speak >> i want to ask you about prince andrew for a moment here. again, virginia giuffre claims that prince andrew had sex with her three times when she was 17. it's a claim that the prince has vehemently denied time and time again. but there are these flight logs that put them on the same flight puts ghislaine maxwell on the same flight with the two of them what story do you think that ghislaine maxwell has to tell about prince andrew specifically and do you think she's going to tell that story now? >> no chance they are very, very close friends. this isn't a casual relationship and i don't think that prince andrew is going to say what he knows about ghislaine and i don't think ghislaine is going to say what she knows about prince andrew. i think that the fact that he has go so long without providing any of the information he has and it's not only virginia we have several other clients who were in his presence and mr. epstein's presence know him to be around.
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and he refuses to talk it's not doing him any favors. >> brad edwards, thank you thank you for your time. >> thanks for having me. all right. what do you say we switch gears now and go over to dylan dreyer and get a check of the weather hey, dylan >> good morning again, guys. and it is hot and humid and with a front in the northeast, that could mean some pop-up thunderstorms later on this afternoon. typical summertime thunderstorms that will pop up because of the heat of the day. we're also looking at some potentially severe storms through southern minnesota this morning. and more will fire up later on today. we also have showers and storms along the gulf coast stretching into florida but it's dry in the southwest. because of that we could have a fire threat with warm temperatures and gusty win good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a live look outside in san francisco as we start out with some sunshine. it's going to be a really nice day. as we look at our high temperatures we're reaching into
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the upper 60s here in the city with some low 70s toward oakland and some low 80s in the tri-valley, up to 80 degrees here in san jose. as we look at our seven-day forecast some low to mid-70s or 80s, i should say, for the inland valleys. we'll stay in the 70s near the coastline. >> and that's your latest forecast back to you guys >> all right, dylan. thank you. still ahead, harry smith goes to monticello and he speaks with black descendants of thomas jefferson. their unique perspective on the founding father's complicated legacy and the current push for social justice but first, these messages. (♪)
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it's 7:56. i'm kris sanchez and here's what's happening now. >> reporter: i'm bob redell. the santa clara county ceo says the decision of not reopening hair and nail salons and gyms make no sense since other counties have been allowed to do so. the county will reach out to the state for more guidance on what it needs to do to move on to the next phase of reopening. >> reporter: i'm roz plater in gilroy, the site of the crews fire where firefighters have had their work cut out for them. cal fire says the fire has extended to some 1,500 acres and only about 15% containment. we have learned this morning the fire was started by a structure fire about 2:00 in the afternoon yesterday along crews road. there is a mandatory evacuation in place, some 25 homes evacuated. those folks staying at the gilroy senior center as an
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it is 8:00 o it is 8:00 on "today. coming up, on the rise coronavirus cases break records in the hardest hit areas from coast to coast packed scenes like these causing experts to worry about a holiday spike while the white house dismisses the seriousness of the pandemic we are live with the three things you need to know. plus, family legacy. harry smith heads to the home of thomas jefferson where he talked to some of the founding father's black descendants. >> i would argue that the people here are just as important as thomas jefferson >> why they believe monticello connects the past with the present. and not throwing away our
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shot the award winning musical "hamilton" hit tv screens around the world this weekend ♪ ♪ alexander hamilton my name is alexander hamilton ♪ what its debut could mean for the future of streaming. "today," monday, july 6th, 2020. ♪ feeling good >> hi. my name is lucy. i'm celebrating my birthday on the "today" show >> my name is kiera. my dad and my brother. an i'm turning 6 today. ♪ every day >> hi. we want to wish our mom a happy 60th birthday. love you, mom! >> we're the biel family. >> up early in los angeles, california, to celebrate his quarantine one birthday >> come on, how happy are we we have music, we have a bunch of wonderful folks it's monday.
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thank you for starting off your day with us. savannah is enjoying some time off, some well deserved time off. we will have fun, our plaza states across the country smashed their covid-19 daily folks come on. records over the holiday >> they're up. weekend. you mentioned the big three. >> we have some big firsts texas, south carolina, and we are going to celebrate with my "today" plaza florida. and make sure you join us tomorrow on "today." guess who's going to be here. >> who >> did anyone tell you >> no. >> tom hanks here in florida they reported >> wow 11,400 cases in a single day on saturday that is the highest total we've and savannah's off >> she'll probably be on the seen anywhere in the country since new york back in april phone. i have a feeling she'll try to and it's put a strain on the work that out. but he'll be with us live. hospital systems everywhere >> this will be the first time i including in miami believe he's talked on television since, of course, he jackson health behind me, the had coronavirus himself. largest provider here, they have to shuffle things around right he'll talk about that. he'll also talk about that new movie of his as well now just to free up an icu bed "greyhound." so we've got a lot to look these conditions have prompted forward to tomorrow and a lot to calls for national mask mandate. get to on this monday morning. here's phil murphy on "meet the why don't we start with our press. >> we're starting to see small news at 8:00 the holiday weekend saw new spike of reinfection from people coronavirus cases skyrocket in dozens of states with texas, coming back from myrtle beach south carolina, and florida all as well as in florida, other hot spots. to me it says we need a national strategy we're only as strong as our
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ood morning. weakest link right now >> at the moment fewer than half of all states in the country require facial coverings in public in the sports world right now, the milwaukee bucks an sacramento kings just became the latest two nba franchise facilities to shut down because player tested positive for covid-19 the nba schedule is set to start in orlando later this month. back to you. >> all right sam brock for us thank you. young children were among the victims during a weekend of violence in several big cities across this country. in chicago at least 16 people were killed. more than 60 others hurt during shootings over the weekendon th at her grandmother's house in new york at least nine people were killed, dozens more hurt after a string of shootings on sunday. about 200 people were ordered to evacuate overnight when a brush fire in southern
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ask your dermatologist about skyrizi. we're back. we're back it is 8:11 now as carson joins us and harry smith goes to >> the push for social justice and even "hamilton's" streaming debut led to some interesting fourth of july conversations over the weekend. >> when it comes to the legacy of the country's founding fathers, some of the discussions were spirited. harry joins us from charlottesville, virginia. he's at monticello, home of the nation's third president and author of the declaration of independence, thomas jefferson mr. smith, good morning, sir >> reporter: good morning. this is an important place to be, i think, in the time that we live in. monticello, of course, is a building, a plantation for a slave plantation that thomas
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jefferson designed himself it is an embodiment of his intellect, a symbol of his self-regard, and we think a perfect place to start a conversation about white privilege. socially distant selfies on the lawn at monticello after a performance by bill barker as thomas jefferson >> rights come from nature and nature's god they are not given to any man by any government or ruler. we're all born free. >> reporter: jefferson who penned the declaration of independence was learned, brilliant, and the epitome of paradox. for in his lifetime, he owned more than 600 slaves >> here it is. black and white. never thought we would see that happen sally hemmings had six children fathered by thomas jefferson >> reporter: brenda urkowski and
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daughter and nieces have serious family ties here they are descendants of thomas jefferson and the slave sa hemmings >> are you proud to be a hemming? >> i'm proud very proud >> tell us a story about our family connects us to our ancestors, it brings light and life to the enslaved families here. >> reporter: jefferson's place in their family history is the source of continual debate his legacy is very much alive. do you think there's a connection between the protests that are happening now and what happened here a couple hundred years ago? >> absolutely. us growing up here in monticello, we were saying these slave families mattered to this property when you come and look at all of jefferson's accomplishments, these people mattered. right now the movement is black lives matter >> reporter: brenda believes jefferson was a hypocrite. >> i just don't think that he really truly believes that all men are created equal.
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>> reporter: jefferson declared slavery a moral depravity and a hideous blot but was often silent when it came to personal or political action. >> people like to say jefferson built this house no enslaved people built this house. children helped build this house. and if you look closely, you can see the fingerprints, the theyk indentations that the children made when they were making bricks >> reporter: gayle is a descendant of hemmings and jefferson. >> i get emotional when i think about the work we do i would argue the people enslaved here are just important to america as thomas jefferson >> reporter: well spaced visitors are welcome at monticello the simmons family came from washington, d.c.
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dad warren says -- >> we teach our daughters that exposure is the key to life. >> reporter: and mom lisa adds, even if that hurts. >> to see the beauty and the pain of a plantation to be it, to feel it, to see it, versus just seeing it in a book. >> reporter: just down the hill from jefferson's mansion, naya, the head o the african-american history here shows us a restored slave dwelling >> this is a means of coercing free labor to be productive. to give them a home where they can live with their family, their nuclear family >> reporter: a nuclear family where each person was an asset to be used or traded or sold a human commodity. a cruel truth that baits believes makes monticello the right place to connect past and present. >> i think plantations are a unique space in that people really need to come see it you know they need to grapple with the realities of what 400 years of
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enslavement did to our country because it's not comfortable it's not easy. it's hard work, but it's necessary. jefferson was such a meticulous keeper of his records, we know the names of all the 600-plus people who were enslaved here. and in the not too distant future, there will be a site just down the hill here where all of those names will be displayed and people can come and see them and read them and know even better the history of this place >> you know, harry, we are in this moment in our country where so many of our symbols and statues and places like monticello, we are re-examining how they fit into this great american narrative and perhaps no place better symbolizes that re-examination than where you are right now. >> reporter: well, it's such an
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important bridge that's been built here between the iconic jefferson and maybe the real life jefferson and it's interesting because in the original draft of the declaration, jefferson came out flat out against slavery two southern states said that's got to go. they took it out now some years later in the late 1700s, abolitionists came to jefferson and said please join our cause. he was quite silent. as a matter of fact, and i want to read this quote exactly one of the abolitionists said about jefferson, never did a man achieve more things for which he did not do >> wow interesting. i felt like that was a history lesson right there from harry. thank you so much. great to see you, hon. >> take care we are going to switch gears now and get a check of the weather from miss dylan dreyer hey, dylan >> hey, good morning again, everyone we're looking at the tropics we have tropical storm edouard out in the atlantic. this is the earliest the "e" storm has ever been in the
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atlantic winds are up to 40 miles per hour and this is no threat to anyone, bu it goes to show you that the tropics do remain active there's another area in the gulf of mexico we are watching. this is an area of low pressure continuing to bring showers and storms through the gulf coast. in the next five days, there's a 40% chance it could develop into perhaps a named storm. here's where it should track and it's right off the southeast coast where the waters are very warm so that would be an ideal development zone for this thing to strengthen. that's something we have to watch especially as we get towards the end of the week. either way, it could lead to rough surf that's something we will no doubt >> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a live look outside in walnut creek, we're starting out with some sunshine. it's going to be a nice, cool start to the day and we'll gradually warm up. it will be cooler today compared to yesterday. we look at highs that will reach
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into the low to mid-80s for the east bay. up to 71 in oakland, while san francisco will be in the upper 60s and some mid-80s for the north bay. as we go into the rest of the week, looks pretty nice here with a lot of sunshine. forecast hoda and craig >> all right, dylan. thank you. we're ready for pop start. wait usually there's supposed to be a chair for carson carson, your chair is waiting for you. >> oh, i'll be back soon enough. don't you worry about it good to see you thin the studiot week i missed you, but i'll be there soon enough. craig, good to see you as well we're going to start graphics department up and ready. looking good hair brushed teeth not. 50/50 not bad. first up, "hamilton," the hit broadway show is finding a new legion of fans who watched this holiday weekend from the comfort of home. pop start correspondent sheinelle has got more on that for us this morning. hey, sheinelle >> good morning to you
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i'm honored to be part of your pop start this morning the award winning musical of course broke barriers and records to become a legend on broadway and around the world. and now its long anticipated film debut has become a streaming sensation just when we needed it most ♪ alexander hamilton ♪ my name is alexander hamilton ♪ >> reporter: the story of the american revolution and one of our country's founding fathers now streaming into living rooms around the world the show "hamilton" focuses on america's earliest days provides message that's still relevant during this current time of great social change. ♪ but we'll never be truly free until those in bondage have the same rights of you and me ♪ >> reporter: offering a once exclusive theater experience to a mass audience now watching the hip hop musical on disney plusen
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social media with viewers sharing, posting, and tweeting their praise online. ♪ what did i miss ♪ what did i miss >> reporter: at the height of the musical's popularity, "hamilton's" creator and actor lin-manuel miranda tells nbc he wanted to find ways to make the play more successful >> we were not a family that could afford to see broadway shows all the time i fell in love the same way kids are falling in love with "hamilton" now >> reporter: christopher jackson plays in "hamilton." >> we know how to put the right people in places to be at their best and he would never have been who he became without hamilton >> reporter: some of the immigrant story mirrored his own family's history. >> i related
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>> two years later he talked about the experience with savannah. >> you still know all the words? >> well, i'm pretty sure my shot is lodged in there >> reporter: the "hamilton experience even on the small screen showing audiences how to find common ground in uncommon ways even in uncertain times. ♪ now, we have to acknowledge that not everyone was thrilled. the #cancelhamilton picked up steam on twitter with some critics saying it glosses over alexander hamilton's links with the slave trade. overall, people are really enjoying it. it becomes a family affair we all watched this weekend. i was amazed my 10-year-old, he knows alpopular it is and for our family, it was a history lesson i had to do a lot of googling, quite frankly, to answer all of their questions. so we really enjoyed it this weekend. >> yeah.
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that's good stuff, sheinelle we did the exact same thing, my three kids, 5, 7, 11 all knew the words. they've been listening to the sound track over the past year we never got tickets to go see it watching it was exciting we appreciate you getting up early for us in south carolina appreciate it. thanks so much we have a few more things on pop start. ricky gervais is next. we all know ricky as an actor and comedian, but thanks to the detective kelly clarkson we know he wasn't always trying to make us laugh instead, he was at one point in his life part of a pop duo from the '80s and here are the photos to prove it. >> i'm here with the funny ricky gervais who i just learned was once upon a time also a budding rock star. can you explain this photo to me >> all i can say is i was 20 years old -- look at that. and i think when -- look at that people think i'm embarrassed how i look then. no i'm embarrassed about how i look what happened.
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beer aizza and i don't regret one >> beer and pizza. >> oh, my gosh guys, how about those pictures those are genius >> that other guy kind of looked like david bowie >> he could have been in wham, the thompson twins. he had that '80s vibe down >> i haven't heard that in forever. >> i think it worked out for the best for him couple of more quick items bryce dallas howard is next. the actress has gone behind the camera into the director's chair. one of her first big directing gigs was an episode of "the mandalorian" the "star wars" tv show that gave us pop icon baby yoda the little green guy was such a huge secret during filming that even toy companies didn't know it existed that was crucial for the child actors on set to also keep that
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secret that included bryce's own kid who appeared on the show >> it was really important for me all the kids on set, i had conversations with each one of them just about keeping baby a secret they were all just so great. my kids, i -- every single day when they were going back to school before school, i would say, who do we not talk about today? and they would be like baby! >> wow that's pretty good most kids can't keep a small secret but something that big, that is impressive i would have to threaten my children with lots of things to make them keep a secret like that one more item, guys. serena williams. she's gone from -- wow one of the best tennis players in the world to working mom and one of the best tennis players in the world some new photos of serena and 2-year-old daughter olympia shows the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. olympia and mom out on the court in matching purple outfits and she looks like a pro already look at her.
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these will be the pictures we reference when olympia wins her firs tournament win >> that was awesome. good morning to you. 8:26. i'm marcus washington. breaking news this morning. the u.s. supreme court came down with its ruling for the high-profile case on the electoral college and faithless electors. states can require its presidential electors to cast their electoral vote for the candidate that won the popular vote in that state. the state is rejecting santa clara's request to move into the next phase. for now, businesses like hair and nail salons as well as gyms may well remain closed. let's get a look at that forecast for you. meteorologist kari hall has been monitoring that. what can we expect today? >> it's still going to be smokey
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at times for the south bay but our temperatures will be cooler. a light wind to start. it becomes breezy as we go throughout the day and hopefully that will mix out some of the smoke from the fire farther to the south. morgan hill will reach up to 85. low to mid-80s for the inland east bay and north bay while san francisco will be in the upper 60s. our inland temperatures will stay fairly comfortable throughout the week and a slight warm-up for the weekend, marcus. >> thanks, kari. we'll have another local news update coming up for you in 30 minutes.
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choose from a range of fast, reliable options, up to a gig. click or call to learn more. hey, guys. all new tonight show at home edition this week. we have performances, on-line interviews and raising lots of great money for great charity. tune in "the tonight show" at home edition it is july 6th, 2020 and you know what? with the fourth of july fireworks behind us, it feels like summer is flying by. >> no. you have to savo and linger. go slow through summer we've got a busy half hour we're going to visit with one of our favorites mandy moore. she had been scheduled to go on a concert tour this summer, but
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instead she had to hunker down at home. she's done a lot of baking we'll chat with her about that, her puppies and the future of "this is us. >> she always makes us smile >> then after that we're going to chow down tiktok star tabitha brown who has millions of followers on the tiktok, she's going to share some delicious recipes for a summer staple. i know you're growing some of these in your garden my wife is growing some as well. we're going to cook up some tomatoes >> something i missed probably when i was the way, no offense, craig, i missed you too. let's say hey to everybody on the my "today" plaza camera. you all look great you got up at the crack of dawn. you've been waiting. i want you to call your moms and dads tell them you're about to be on tv where are brianna and quinton. they are celebrating their first anniversary. hey, guys. how are you? the bakers are in the house. i've got to show you their wedding photo because it was at
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you're looking at.they were plae us in new york to be on the plaza to celebrate the first one. so we're going to offer y'all a rain check we want you guys to come back. how are you going to celebrate one year together? >> we plan on doing a hiking trip followed by a nice dinner and maybe some netflix and chill. >> oh. netflix and chill. >> it's morning tv morning tv >> all right, guys happy anniversary. enjoy yourselves >> thank you >> how about we go from a first anniversary to a first birthday. i am looking for allison, martin, marissa, and kyler where are you? oh, there they are >> hi, hoda! >> hi, guys. >> look at that guy. >> i can't >> so here's the thing happy birthday it's tyler's first birthday. >> it's his party of one >> i know you guys are going to throw a big birthday celebration
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to celebrate his adoption. but obviously because of the pandemic you can't do that how are you going to celebrate >> we did a family zoom party to include people from virginia, pennsylvania, germany. so he had fun smashing some cake with his sister. it was a good day. >> marissa, i love your bow and so does your brother awesome. fun fact here, you went to college with my wife >> i actually went to elementary school with her too. yes. james madison university >> i didn't know that. i didn't know you went to the same elementary school >> yeah. how fun, right >> how cool. well, happy birthday, sweetie. congrats y'all have fun enjoy. >> thank you >> one last picture of our big board. we want to celebrate everybody here the bennett family the rial family. we see everybody >> rosenthal >> i want to sign that book to that family. we want to thank y'all for coming
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the thompsons, the winters thank you so much for hanging with us. we love you guys happy birthday to everybody. if you want to be part of our plaza, do it go to my today plaza >> all the cool kids are doing it dylan dreyer standing in for al once again on a monday morning how's the weather looking, my friend >> weather looks okay for the most part. hot if you like it it's early july after all, so you expect it to be hot. take a look at this week ahead we are looking at more gulf storms with that area of low pressure sitting in the gulf of mexico pop up thunderstorms happening through the mid-atlantic and the northeast today too. the heat and the humidity is on. temperatures in the 90s, will feel like it's closer to 100 degrees. by the time we get to wednesday pore of the same, the summer heat continues except out west where it will be cool and dry, not a cloud in the sky. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. we have to keep an eye on that tropical -- perhaps a tropical system as we go to the middle and end of next week
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could bring tropical rains up and down the east coast. we'll have to see what that storm decides to do. even still by the time we get to friday, we're still looking at the heat through texas it'll feel about 105 degrees orf that heat th >> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. let's check out our high temperatures for today. it's going to be a fairly nice day for the bay area with some near normal temperatures. for san jose, expect a high of 80 and 81 in livermore. 823 86 in concord. napa reaching the low 70s. temperatures reach into the mid-80s. no major changes here. just a slight warm-up for the weekend with more sunshine in the forecast. >> and that's your latest forecast back to you guys >> dylan dreyer, thank you up next, jacob soboroff is going to join us with an eye opening new look at the migrant crisis at the u.s./mexico border the untold stories that jacob is
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welcome back two years ago the headlines that riveted this country were dominated by the battle over immigration. as part of the effort to stem the tides of the crossing of the border the trump administration imposed a zero tolerance policy and it resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents. nbc's jacob soboroff covered that story from the beginning and he's out with a new book on the issue. it's called "separated an american tragedy. good to see you, my friend thanks for joining us this morning. so much has happened in this country since 2018 but take us back to that part of america's history. what was going on in america then >> it's good to see you, too, my friend
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it is hard to believe this was just two years ago sometimes it feels like yesterday that i walked out of this former walmart, 250,000 square feet in brownsville, texas. 1500 young migrant boys were detained inside. hundreds of them had been systematically taken away from their parents by the trump administration and ultimately that number grew to 5,000 children in an unprecedented action by the united states government that had never been taken before and i'll never forget seeing that i'll never forget seeing children caged in the border patrol processing station in mccown, texas, under mylar blankets guarded by security contractors in a watch tower i'll never forget seeing you down there, craig, when we reported on this together. when i talked to hoda and savannah that morning. and what i was left with even though i was there, even though i saw this horror with my own eyes, craig, were questions about how this happened. how could this have happened in this country in the united
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states of america? and the answer is it was a long time coming, but it was also particularly unique to the trump administration an action that was taken despite the warnings of people who knew this was not in the best interest at children that is what i detail in this book for the first time. things i didn't know in realtime it's why again i wanted to do it and why the parents and children i talked to for the book wanted to participate >> what's happening since then what's the status of these family separations today especially in light of the that, covid-19 crisis? >> reporter: well, it's so important that you asked about that, craig. there's outbreaks of coronavirus in i.c.e. family detention today and there are still children at risk of separation by the trump administration and what i want everybody to know and what they will learn from reading the book is number one, these have real human impacts. disastrous, frankly. the american academy of pediatrics and physicians for human rights both say this will leave life long trauma in the children taken from their
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parents. torture was the word used by physicians for human rights. we should know that people have yet to be held accountable for this kiersten nielsen, the former head of homeland security, put pen to paper and signed this policy paper and signed this policy into place despite telling many of us that it's a policy that never existed. she was warned that it was potentially unconstitutional and violates the rights of the migrants that were coming to this country you'll see the documents are there, they're in the book play by play about what happened and how this came to be and how we were still here today, craig. these are things that i didn't know they were things we should all know we should all think deeper about our country and how we are treating who are coming here for refuge because this is stuff still taking place right now >> jacob soboroff. i remember being there with you in brownsville you're right it's a story that stays with you on a number of different levels. the book is called "separated. good to see you. be well.
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tell the family hello. it's called "separated" that book you can find more about his book on we got a lot more ahead including mandy moore. we're going to chat with her about her hit show "this is us." and the kitchen skill she has perfected during quarantine, we hear but first this is "today" on nbc.
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for four seasons, nbc's "this is us" has captured hearts with each episode leaving viewers reaching for that tissue mandy moore stars as rebecca, a matriarch of the family, a role that has earned her emmy and golden globe nominations first a look back at the season as rebecca came to terms with her heart breaking diagnosis of alzheimer's disease. >> the diagnosis has made me feel more powerful and more fun. >> you have been more fun. >> right because i'm not sweating the
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small stuff. hey. i don't know how much longer i have before things might get worse. i'm done being sad and i'm done feeling worried i feel -- i feel okay. >> boy, that was freeing mandy moore, good morning. good morning it's good to see you >> good morning. it's good to see you too >> okay. so we'll get to "this is us" in a second, but do you remember where you were on march 11th, 2020 >> i was with you. >> you were with me. you were in this studio. you were promoting your new record "silver linings." you were talking about i'm going to go out and see how much i can promote. it was just before everything hit. >> yeah. we were about five days away from starting my first tour in
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13 years we wrapped up everything in new york just as sort of the world felt like it was shutting down and got back here to los angeles. i've been here ever since at home >> well, you and your adorable husband, by the way, have been making some beautiful music. i've watched you guys on instagram put that music out tell me about that kind of collaborating with this wonderful guy. >> well, taylor and i wrote my whole record together. since we were supposed to be on the road, i think we decided pretty early on in quarantine that we wanted to, i don't know, have some sort of musical, emotional catharsis each week. so we kind of decided to do a couple acoustic songs and do a weekly concert it ended up being just something to kind of look forward to for both of us. >> how -- i mean, a lot of people obviously we've been home a lot. you've been with your husband. you have how many pets 800? i can't remember we have a couple of dogs, some cats. >> three cats and two dogs
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>> so how do the days unfold at your house >> you know, it's pretty mellow over here. everyone's a little confused as to why we're still home. i think everyone's pets probably universally feel that way. we're writing music. i started baking you gave me way too much credit though i am very much an amateur baker. i'm no good. we're trying to cook a little bit more take walks >> tell me what you've gotten good at. what's the dish or what have you made that you're proud of? >> i've been starting to make cakes, which is a little outside of my comfort zone i don't know just -- there we go. there's one little chocolate cake >> beautiful you're nailing it. >> i mean, i'm trying.ook at you >> what else are we going to do? >> well, this would normally be the time where -- is your cat eating the cake? >> he was. >> this is the time you would be shooting "this is us."
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do you have any idea when the cast may get back together do you have any indication of when you may be shooting again >> i'm not sure. i've heard conflicting reports i don't think there's any official word. we would normally historically go back to work this week. like, right after the fourth of july is when we typically go back i know the writers have convened a virtual writers room probably two months ago so once we get the all clear, i think from maybe local government here in los angeles that it's safe to go back, we'll be ready to go so i'm hoping that that's sooner rather than later. i know all of us who've been on zooms as a cast together and everyone is super anxious to get back to work >> well, we can't wait because we want to see new stuff mandy, i'm going to ask you something i was reluctant to over the weekend your ex-husband made kind of a public apology during this world of he said it was in the daily mail i guess he said he was sorry and he was sober do you believe that he's
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changed? >> you know, it's challenging because i feel like in many ways i've said all i want to say about him and that situation, but i find it curious that someone would make a public apology but not do it privately. i am speaking for myself, but i have not heard from him and i'm not looking for an apology necessarily. but i do find it curious that someone would do an interview about it without actually making amends privately >> yeah. i think that that makes a lot of sense. and i just want to also point out i liked seeing your cat trying to get air time in the corner of the screen >> he wants to be up here with us >> mandy, we love you. we miss you. we can't wait to hear you back in the studio again. we can't wait for the final became a big star on tiktok, tabitha brown.
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and we are back with "today" food this morning we're juicing up your menu with summer tomatoes food influence tabitha brown has literally taken over tiktok and instagram with her vegan recipes it's not only her recipes that have people talking. it's the inspiring messages she shares with her millions of followers. >> you in the mood for a little getaway. baby, me too but we can't and can't go nowhere how about we make french toast with raisin bread? it will make us feel like maybe we in france or just in another room in the house >> and she's joining us this morning. tabitha, it is so good to see you. good morning to you. how are you? >> good morning, hu? >> i'm doing good. tabitha, they say if you love a day in your life
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when i watch your videos on tiktok and instagram, it is very clear you are not working. your story's incredible. in three years you've gone viral. it's not really about the food, is it? it's about your message of positivity what do you want people to think about our take away from your videos >> you know what when i started doing videos, it was never part of my plan. when i started, i wanted to make sure people always felt seen, loved, and heard and i hope that's what i'm doing and make people laugh along the way too. >> i watched you make a plant based burger the other day because you make vegan recipes with a pico de gallo and avocado at the end when you ate that burger, it was like the heavens and earth opened up. i'm a meat eater and i was immediately transformed through that where do you get your passion for food and for love? >> yes, honey. you know, first of all, that burger you just made me get hungry all over again, honey.
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but i always tell people, honey, i didn't stop eating non-vegan food because i didn't like how it tasted. when i became vegan, it was for health reasons i still wanted to enjoy the same foods i used to have i figured i'd substitute a couple things and still get the delicious flavor that i'm used to and then you know what i just love to love people i feel love and i want to give that that's what my inspiration is. >> well, that's why i think definitely during this quarantine your videos are so good we only have a couple minutes unfortunately. >> that's all right. >> we want to do summer tomatoes. >> yeah. we're going to make a tomato sandwich >> yes okay now, we're going to make a tomato sandwich. i'm from north carolina, honey, so a good tomato sandwich. you put a little mayonnaise on your bread have you ever had a tomato sandwich >> my family's from north carolina, when i was a kid growing up, i would go visit them
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we would go in the back and called them materes and take salt and eat it like an apple. >> oh, you was doing good eating then come on with it. yeah so we have the sliced tomato there's a debate, right? about tomato being a fruit o for a veggie what do you think it is? >> i think it's a vegetable. i know that might be a trick question >> you know what, it's whatever we think it is because that's our business it can be a fruit or vegetable it don't matter. you put mayonnaise on both sides of your bread. a little ex, tra for me because that's my business a little salt and pepper and extra pepper on the tomato and on the bread >> that looks delicious. i'm telling you, i got to send people to check you out on tiktok and instagram god bless you. thank you for your kind words of love and inspiration all those.
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>> we love you, tabitha. >> thank you we love you! we love you! >> love you, guys. >> come back >> thank you >> after a check of your local news and weather, we'll get you back in the studio yes. >> i'll be there >> good morning. it's 8:56. i'm marcus washington. pg&e is taking to the skies as it prepares for fire season. helicopters will be flying overed in sonoma county today. pg&e is looking at power lines to see how to better respond to the repairs during the potential shutoffs. we'll have a live report for midday newscast along with how long inspections will last. firefighters are trying to get the upper hand on the large brushfires in gilroy. it started yesterday near cruz road causing more than a dozen homes to be evacuated. so far it's burned 1,500 acres
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> and a good monday morning. welcome to the third hour of "today." it's july 6th, 2020. craig melvin here in studio 1a. al is off. sheinelle and dylan continue to work from home. and we're ramping back up after the holiday weekend. ge it
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