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happy friday, everyone. i'm joy reid. today on "the reid report," immigration action. president obama heads to las vegas to detail his plan to fix our broken immigration laws. while republicans seething over the president's decision to act alone, open up a second front, filing their long-threatened lawsuit over the president's health care law. in ferguson, the attorney general calls for calm as anticipation builds in advance of the grand jury's decision. and new trouble for bill cosby. more of his stand-up shows are canceled as yet another accuser comes forward. we begin in las vegas where in a few hours president obama will follow up on his thursday night remarks with an immigration speech at del sol high school where he laid out his principles on immigration two years ago. introducing him will be astrid silva, the college student, who president obama mention the in his speech thursday night as an example of undocumented person who shouldn't have to live in
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fear. a shout out, she says, came as a surprise. >> there was already so much excitement in the room because of the announcement that when he said my name, it really -- you know, i didn't realize it and i was clapping with everybody else. and i didn't realize what they were clapping for. >> nbc's kristin welker is in las vegas where the president will speak in a few hours. what are we expecting to hear from the president today? >> reporter: well, joy, president obama will be here at del sol high school essentially to rally support for the sweeping action that he announced last night, which could spare as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from being deported. now, of course, this location has significance. as you pointed out, this is the same exact place that president obama unveiled his blueprint for immigration reform back in january of 2013. and nevada is the state that has the largest population of undocumented immigrants. 7.6% of the population here is undocumented. so, a lot of support here.
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he is going to rally that support and harness it as he tries to build momentum throughout the country. but there's also fierce opposition, joy. i can tell you as i was driving in, dozens of protesters lined the streets. a lot of them holding signs that say amnesty, they are shouting that this action should be reversed. in fact, we heard similar comments dpr house speaker john boehner earlier today who essentially, joy, said this is damaging to the presidency itself. he vowed action against president obama. now, as you know, some republicans have been saying they're going to shut down the government over this. i've been speaking to aides, both in the house and the senate, republican aides, who say that's just not going to happen. they say they're not going to shut down the government. instead, they are looking at a range of options. everything from sewing the president to also trying to pass legislation that reverse the action president obama announced last night. that's still under discussion. of course, there are political
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implications to be considered here as well as you know, joy, during the presidency -- the presidential election of 2012, mitt romney lost the hispanic vote by a wide margin, so republicans also have that in mind as they consider how they're going to proceed. president obama expected here a little later on this afternoon. undoubtedly it will be quite a ruckus event here. >> thank you very much. more on the republican reaction starting with house speaker john boehner who a few hours ago had harsh words for president obama's plan. >> for this action, the president has chosen to deliberately sabotage any change of enacting bipartisan reforms he claims to seek. and as i told the president yesterday, he's damaging the presidency itself. >> nbc news kelly o'donnell is following republican congressional reaction from our washington, d.c. bureau. you know, we just heard kristin, kelly, talking about the conundrum for republicans who in the presidential years really need to do better with the hispanic voters and who at the
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same time have a constituency, a base very upset about this. what are you hearing from those on the hill. >> you know, joy, this is a two-part issue because part of this fight is over the process, the power the president exercised, did he have it, did he go too far? there's that question which is always of interest of congress because they feel they're the co-equal with the executive. there's that theory that is rooted in the constitution and a fight that extends beyond this current president's time in office. and then there's the underlying issue of what to do about the many layers of issues involved in immigration reform. it's not just bored security or dealing with deportations or dealing with visas or dealing with a path to citizenship. it's so many of those things. and part of what speaker boehner and the head of the republican and senate, soon to be the majority leader, mitch mcconnell, have been saying to the president, give new members coming to washington a chance to participate in this. don't do anything until they
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have a chance to be heard. and i think broadly people look at congress as being the same congress who did not act in the past. they're trying to make the point that new blood is coming into the congress. give us a chance to do it. that didn't happen. and so they will meet with their members on both sides, try to figure out some steps. like lit first step would be to deal with a smaller piece that would be with border security as a first step if they act at all. joy? >> we'll be watching. nbc's kelly o'donnell, thank you very much. just a few hours ago house republicans filed their long-threatened lawsuit against the add mrlministration over th affordable care act. john boehner says, quote, time after time the president has chosen to ignore the will of the american people and rewrite federal law on his own without a vote of congress. if the president can get away with making his own law, future presidents will have the ability to as well. the house has an obligation to stand up for the constitution. for more, let's get to nbc's justice correspondent pete williams. pete, is there a precedent for the president making tweaks to a
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the implementation and from your standing, what does the house say that he does not? >> sure, there's precedence for changing the law. the question is in this lawsuit if they went beyond what the statute allows. republicans say the administration wrongly did two things they had no legal authority to do. that they gave money that congress hadn't appropriated to insurance companies, to help them subsidize coverage for low-income americans. secondly, twice delayed the deadline by which large employers had to start paying or pay a penalty. they say the administration did not have legal authority. those are the questions on the merits. the question you raise is the threshold question if they'll get before a judge. they face a couple of problems. one is the federal courts have a very miz serially view of who gs
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to sue. have you to show some concrete, personalized direct injury. what the house could well say is, well, we're defending our integrity, we're defending the institution. we passed this law. that might work. on the other hand, they might face a problem, some legal scholars say, because the house exists anew every two years. every two years you get a brand new house of representatives. next year, when this -- or this year when this lawsuit was filed, this is not the house that passed the health care law. a different house did. it is a house that appropriates money, though, and that could be where they get some standing there. but you're right, it's going to be a long time before this gets before the courts. the courts generally don't like to referee the separation of powers disputes between the political branches. so this is a long odds lawsuit. jonathan turley, the attorney representing the republicans, say the courts need to do it, knuckle down and maintain
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separation of powers and stop ducking it. >> thank you, pete williams. to ferguson now where there are new calls for peace in rising anticipation of a grand jury decision expected any day now. last night dozens of protesters took to the strees again outside of the ferguson police department. police say three people were arrested after officers in helmets and shields were deployed to keep protesters from blocking traffic. msnbc trymaine lee is in ferguson. what is the latest for when this all might happen? >> reporter: thank you. to say a decision would be imminent is a vague term, but all indications point to any day now. ed mcgee, a sports person for st. louis county prosecutor's office says the grand jury is still meeting. this more than attorney general eric holder released a video saying he was calling for peace, urging calm and new guidance to law enforcement how to protect demonstrators' constitutional rights and keep peace.
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one school district canceled school monday and tuesday because of anxiety and uncertainty over a decision. also on thursday night, mike brown sr., the father of michael brown, released a video again saying he didn't want his son's death to be in vain and he hoped he would spark some change. let's take a listen to what he said last night. >> i thank you for lifting your voices to end racial profiling and police intimidation. by destroying property or hurting others is not the answer. no matter what the grand jury decides, i do not want my son's death to be in vain. i want it to lead to incredible change, positive change. >> reporter: joy, everyone here is still tense, still anticipation, folks are concerned, preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. as we've been in for weeks now, we're just in this holding pattern. >> msnbc's trymaine lee, thanks much. coming up in a few minutes -- coming up in a few minutes, attorney lisa bloom will weigh in on what's next in
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ferguson. let's get to the continuing coverage controversy surrounding bill cosby. the comedian's scheduled show next week at treasure island casino in las vegas has been canceled. so have appearances set for next april in virginia. the announcement comes as cosby made his first public appearance last night since additional allegations of sexual assault surfaced this week. nbc's gabe gutierrez is following developments from las vegas. >> reporter: joy, it was a fund-raiser in bahamas for a volunteer service organization made up of thousands of mostly african-american women in business. he got a standing ovation from a few people at the end of his set, despite the growing scandal. looking relaxed on stage, bill cosby made no mention thursday night of the sexual assault allegations. instead, sticking to his comedy routine, including stories about his childhood. >> i'm there to have a good time and laugh at what this guy is being paid to do, make me laugh. >> reporter: still, others in the crowd of several hundred people thought his silence has dragged on too long.
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>> if it didn't happen, tell us it didn't happen. if it did happen, be sorriful about it and, you know, be apologetic and let us know. >> reporter: on thursday, high point university removed cosby from its board of advisers. an arizona casino canceled a performance in february. the allegations against the sitcom star have swirled for a decade but have intensified in the last month as several more women have come forward. >> he stood before me and he -- in his hand he had two big large, white pills. and he said, take these. my next memory is feeling drugged and him having sex with me. >> reporter: she says she continued to see cosby and later asked for and received thousands of dollars from him. >> instead of empowering me, like he said he does to people, he made me a victim. >> reporter: the 77-year-old comedian has never been charged with any crime.
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cosby's attorney has reefrtd to the allegations as decades-old discredited or complete lies and is now saying the continuing pattern of attacks on mr. cosby has entered the realm of the ridiculous. people coming out of nowhere with this sort of inan yarn is what happens in a media-driven feeding frenzy. on social media many asking why it took decades for the accusers to speak up. it's not that simple, says patty giggens, national director of a group fighting violence against women. >> they do not want to be targeted. they don't want to be judged. they don't want to be tortured in the public eye. >> nbc's gabe gutierrez in los angeles, thank you. after the break, the legal road ahead in ferguson as a grand jury decision on whether to indict officer darren wilson dross near. the political fight ahead on immigration that pits a divided republican party against a president who now has several million immigrants and advocates behind him. and in the next hour,
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as a st. louis grand jury decides whether to charge darren wilson with michael brown's death, the thought of plunging the community into chaos has the community on edge. a nearby school district announced they would cancel school on monday and tuesday. thanksgiving break was already scheduled for wednesday through friday. in a video message posted online today, attorney general eric holder called for preparation, peaceful demonstration and mutual respect. couching his comments in the history of the civil rights
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movement. while holder didn't mention ferguson by name, there was no mistaking the message or his intended audience. >> the justice department encourages law enforcement officials in every jurisdiction to work with the communities they serve, to minimize needless confrontation. the most successful and enduring movements for change are those that adhere to nonaggression and nonviolence. >> lisa bloom is an attorney and "today" show legal analyst and author of "suspicion nation." the first question isn't a legal question, it's more a question about the way this process is unfolding from officials in missouri. we see them canceling classes at school. this decision we're expecting to come any day now, probably before thanksgiving. if you look at past issues where a police situation was at hand and violence ensues, there was this thing of having the decision on a friday, having the decision at i time when people were basically not at school, not at work. what do you think of the decision to cancel classes and
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make this decision happen when basically people are not institutionalized, not in school? >> since i think the children should be in school as much as possible, i'm opposed to canceling school. let's remember that 99% of the demonstrations thus far in ferguson have been entirely peaceful. only a very small number of people who have broken the law. zero police officers have been harmed so far in ferguson demonstrations. so, i think it may be an overreaction. having said that, i mean, everyone from michael brown's parents is concerned about violence. every decent voice in this discussion opposes violence. no one seems to be focusing on the deeper issues, on the reasons why people are so angry. why people are so hurt. i think that's the way tone sure calm and peacefulness. >> the other thing being, lisa, there's such an expectation already out there and a pessimism about what the results of this grand jury are going to be. people are not going to be shocked if the police officer is not indicted. i wonder if all of this overpreparation -- i agree with you, a lot of people see it as overpreparation -- could actually lead to problems.
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>> well, it could. i've been to st. louis. i've met with some ferguson organizers. they're very clear about training and nonviolence and often saying the police have provoked them. we all remember the video from the early days of the protests back in august of police pointing guns at peaceful protesters, bringing in tanks and all the heavy weaponry, which was completely unnecessary. so i think this is a lot -- very much overreaction. >> let's now get to the actual case itself. so, we have a grand jury of 12 jurors. they would need nine votes for an indictment. fewer than nine, no indictment. explain for aur audience, what threshold would they need to reach to find there was a use of deadly force unjustified. >> so, this is the most important part of the story. this is the lowest legal threshold we have. simply probable cause. we're not talking about beyond a reasonable doubt as in a criminal case or even
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preponderance of evidence as in a civil case. the only question is, is there probable cause to accuse darren wilson of a crime, of any crime? of manslaughter, for example, which is the unjustified taking of a human life. or of first-degree murder, which would be taking a human life intentionally. remember, some of the witnesses say that mike brown had his hands up. six people say he had his hands up at the time he was shot. this was not an accidental shooting. this was an intentional killing. the grand jurors have to get inside the mind of darren wilson and decide what was going on. de kill him intentionally? was he in fear for his life even though mike brown was a very substantial distance away from him at the time of the shooting? what was going on in darren wilson's mind is the key issue here. and the jurors also have to decide between these different degrees. typically would the prosecutor walk them through the differences or would they simply be given the law and asked to figure out one of the charges? >> yes. so typically, and this case is not typical any any way,
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typically the prosecutor is an advocate in the grand jury room for a particular charge. ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is a first-degree murder case and here's why. there's the three elements. here are the important facts that line up with the three elements. and the grand jury almost always comes back -- listen, whatever comes back from this grand jury, whatever decision it is, we can be almost sure, almost 100% sure, it's what the prosecutors wanted. the prosecutors here have said, we are not asking for any particular charges. and they have taken so long and put so much evidence in front of this grand jury, which is completely atypical, that it conveys to the grand jury the sense this is confusing. we don't know what to do. maybe you can figure it out. i think that all adds up to no indictment. >> all right. we'll certainly be watching. thankfully you'll be here to continue doing that with us. lisa bloom, thanks very much. still ahead, we'll discuss the impact of the president's action on immigration, especially on the millions of undocumented immigrants who will soon be able to come out from the shadows. >> i think that is -- that does break precedent that a president is willing to say, unilaterally,
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ensuring their family stays together. >> that was just one of the many voices in the immigrant community rejoigs over president obama's actions on immigration. in las vegas, in a little over an hour, we'll hear more from the president about his plan. now, we've heard the numbers. some 4 or 5 million people who have lived in the u.s. for more than five years will benefit. what does that mean to the average person who until now was living every day in fear of being deported? elizabeth richie is an attorney and immigration law expert. let's ask precising that question. i believe there might be someone making you look lovely right now. are we ready for elizabeth? elizabeth, let's talk about the individuals who are going to benefit from this policy. how will somebody actually access it in your understanding as an attorney? >> well, what will happen in 90 days to 180 days, people who are eligible under what the president announced last night will get a work authorization that will also allow them to get a social security number and in
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most states a driver's license. and that for them will be life-changing. that will be something that will allow them to basically come out of the shadows. it gives them the opportunity to defend themselves if they were nut a deportation proceeding for three years and will affect about 4.4 million people. >> i want to play astrida silva who has become famous around the country for the person getting the shout out from president obama had-n his speech last night. >> i used to be afraid to leave my house, to, you know, walk down the street because if you got pulled over or if anything were to happen, say at a supermarket, what if there was a raid, you're thinking of everything that can go wrong because you're afraid of immigration. and now i don't have that fear. >> and elizabeth, is this the end to immigration raids as a thing or is this just if that should happen, then these people
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who have gotten this authorization would be okay? >> it's certainly not the end. one of the prongs of the president's announcement is about enforcement. and they will even more stringently prioritize criminals with multiple misdemeanors or serious criminal histories. people who are suspected gang members or terrorists, and recent entries. in other words, someone who entered the u.s. since january of this year. those will be sought after more vil gently than recently. there's been more deportations and more money put at the border by president obama than in history. so, that will continue to go forward in compliance and enforcement will be even stronger in the future. >> and just lastly, why as a legal matter were the parents of dreamers not included? >> well, that's a great question. i think the president, although he has wide constitutional discretion to do what he will do
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with his executive powers, the immediate need is to address people who have families, who are u.s. citizens and permanent residents. and that's what he's done. he's expanded the daca eligibility. he removed the age cap, moved up the date for eligibility, but he also included those parents of citizens and permanent residents. those should be our priorities. and that's what he's done. it's up to congress now to take it further. >> elizabeth, thank you very much. raul reyes is an attorney and nbc news contributor. i want to quickly play president obama, how he personalized what he's doing. this is from his speech on thursday night f we can play that. >> i've seen the heartbreak and anxiety of children whose mothers might be taken away from them just because they didn't have the right papers. i've seen the courage of students who, except for the circumstances of their birth, are as american as malia or sasha, students who bravely come out as undocumented in hopes they could make a difference in
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the country they love. >> and, raul, isn't the challenge then for those who opposed to this action the fact that it is those personal stories that are going to be -- it's not going to be an abstract illegal immigrant question or undocumented immigrant question. it's going to be people. >> it's going to be mothers and fathers of citizen children. as we start hearing more and more of these stories, it's going to be harder, especially from a party that promotes, quote/unquote, family values to say, we want to tear these families apart. we are against this. and to your last question where you were wondering why the dreamers -- the parents of dreamers were not included in this, i spoke last night with some senior administration officials. they considered that. the reason they did not include those parents is because they said, looking at congress under immigration law, citizens can at some point sponsor another person for entry to the country. but because these kids, the dreamers, are not citizens, that the government -- the administration felt it would not be right to allow them to, in a sense, sponsor their parents where they themselves were not citizens. they felt that was going beyond
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congressional intent. that's why they drew the line. that's why today it's a very exciting day, it's historic but it's bittersweet. there's joy and heartbreak. >> to the family reunification part you mentioned, because i think that's important to the way the republican party plays this. i want to play with nicolle wallace, herself a republican, had to say on rachel maddow's show about this very issue. >> president obama controlled, obviously, the white house, the senate and the house. and he could have done this with the congress when his party controlled all three -- >> the republicans did filibuster it in the senate. >> the republicans all voted for a senate bill. there is a senate bill with bipartisan support. the house should have taken it up. >> she went on to say that the republican party does notment to be the party that stands against unifying families. like, that was the part where she was essentially saying republicans, you know, tried to do it in the senate. but she went on to say, you know, the party does not want to stand for breaking up families. isn't that going to be a difficult argument within the republican party? >> sure. especially coming into the
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primary season because now all the 2016 candidate, the leader contenders in the gop, have to balance the issues -- the competing interests of their conservative base, which is very against any so-called amnesty, and then a little further to the general election, hispanic voters who are overwhelmingly in favor of comprehensive reform. you know, earlier in the program kelly o'donnell mentioned there are two arguments around the immigration issue. what's interesting to me is the republicans have largely abdicated the policy argument. they are not making a policy. they haven't for some time. they have no solutions for what to do with the people who are already here and who are undocumented. so, the only thing they have to argue is this process, that it's not right, that he shouldn't be doing it. the process is illegal. that's all they have. that shows a real void in their own policy approach going forward. >> well, that is a good question because if the process was wrong, and we should rescind the process, and there is an actual process that republicans could take, like tomorrow, right, because there's a senate bill that could be taken up in the
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house, do you get from any republicans or conservatives who oppose this policy what they would like to see on a policy level, what they would like to see beyond -- >> no, that's why when republican lawmakers and conservative strategists talk about this, like ms. wallace, they keep going back to the past. the president should have done it before. or he said earlier it was not constituti constitutional. they don't have a prescription for going forward. that's a real policy weakness for them. going forward, wul see more and more of that, especially once daca will be up -- the new daca will be up and running in the spring. once we sue new grants given out and more people taking advantage of it, it will be harder and harder to say you, you know, are you mother of someone in the military? we want to rescind your deportation. we want you out of the country. when we talk about immigration, so many nuances, only three solutions to the problem. deport everyone, a path to citizenship or just keep the status quo. so, that's what it boilsz down
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to. >> very interesting. it's definitely going to come up in the 2016 primaries. thank you very much. and now three things to know on this friday. police in new york are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in brooklyn. authorities say an unarmed 28-year-old man coming out of his girlfriend's apartment was fatally shot by a rookie cop who was patrolling an interior stairwell. new york police commission erbil bratton says the officer accidentally discharged his weapon. police in florida identified the gunman in thursday's shooting at florida state university. according to police, myron may left journal entries and video where he indicated he believed the government was spying on him. right before the rampage that injured three students, may reportedly mailed packages to ten people. he also left a frantic voice mail for an acquaintance saying, i do not want to die in vein. and with four days left to strike a deal on iran's nuclear deal, secretary -- nuclear program, secretary of state john kerry met with an iranian delegation and some european
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i spoke to him recently. >> let's talk first about alvin ailey and the time in which he was creating this work. >> the surroundings in which he made work and yet revelations is a celebration of life. the tenacity of the human spirit that he dared to show a message of hope in a time of where there was hopelessness all around. i think that has to do with his strength of character. i think it had to do with him not seeing those images that he felt that needed to be seen, that expressed his culture.
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and his contributions to this country. you know, that he knew about, you know, growing up in the church. i grew up in the church. i understood something about what that spirit was all about. and what's remarkable is, he made this work that was personal for him, but it turned out to be a universal expression. >> you talk about revelations, you know, of a piece of work seen by 20 million people, created in 1960. you talk about the church. but the importance of using sacred music, of using sacred african-american music as the context for it, what did that mean? >> it's interesting because it wasn't just music really. you know, it was a way of protesting. it was a way of, you know, letting people know that there would be a meeting, you know, that there was so much about this music that was more than music. it was about our survival. you know, when it starts with -- when revelations start, i've
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been buchlt uked and i've been scorned and walking in the busom of abraham. we see that through music and dance. sometimes we learn more about our history through the arts, through dance, through music, than we could ever in a history book. he wanted this company to last beyond him. every time we do -- i think about the most important time which is now, because we're heading into our new york season. this about the -- we've done over 40 seasons at city center. and, so, i think about what happens in that -- those five weeks, you know. i think about these dancers who are living out their dreams. >> what kind of piece of work do you think alvin ailey would create to go with a moment we're in history right now with so much happening, ferguson happening, the michael brown moment, what kind of work do you think he would be doing now? >> i think he would -- he was
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always about not just entertaining, but educating. i think he would seize this moment as an opportunity to say something about our common humanity. i think he was always about the light. always about inspiring the good in other people. i think he would make a beautiful inspirational work. i don't think he would get mired in the negativity. as he was always saying, trying to hold up a mirror to our to society so people could see how beautiful they are. >> dancers so celebrated, so multiply awarded. what do you think is so special and different about the medal of freedom? what would that mean to alvin ailey and this company? >> when i think about it, i think about it from a personal view. this honor i'm receiving for him is from a black president, to be blunt about it, i think, is remarkable.
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i think that there's so much that is significant about this moment and for me, someone who was born completely bow-legged, had to have braces, needed a little help along the way to be receiving this for him, i think, is a testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit. that's what this is all about, is looking at one another and saying, like my yeah angelou would say, good morning. >> the alvin ailey returns to new york city center for their new season which begins on december 3rd. you can watch when president obama bestows the medal of freedom to 19 people on monday. msnbc will have live coverage of the sooevent.
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the verrazano bridge turns 50 years old. the verrazano, still the longest suspension bridge in america is beating the golden gate by 60 feet, opened to great fanfare on november 21, 1964.
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boycotted the ceremony yesterday, responding to a call bit ironworkers' union leader in manhattan, raymond r.corbett who last week denounced robert moses for his failure to invite the men who put the bridge together by by piece is by strand. in a book by talese "the bridge" honored the men who died during construction. those who built the verrazano included american indians and braddock, former heavyweight boxer of the year, and included irish and italian immigrants, and mckee and elliott, who tried to pull up mckee after he fell off the bridge's span. at a certain level, america has rarely had much appreciation for its immigrants in real time. our row mantizing of the
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>> you probably have a pretty good guess what we have coming up. we have the president speaking on immigration in our hour, at del sol high school in las vegas, nevada. we'll have that covered from all angles. we'll be taking a look at ferguson, missouri, what's going to with the grand jury there. you know, expecting a decision to come down any day. and last but not least, perry bacon jr. >> i was just going to say that, you know what, toure is doing an incredible imitation of perry bacon jr. looking forward to it. "the cycle" is up next. huh, fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. everybody knows that. well, did you know words really can hurt you? what...? jesse don't go!! i'm sorry daisy, but i'm a loner.
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actions on immigration. that's happening this hour in las vegas as we dig into exactly what is in his reform plan. i'm krystal ball. as we come on the air, the president is on board air force one, where he's likely to sign a pair of presidential memos putting his promises into action. later this hour, we will carry the president's speech live from del sol high school, the location here is symbolic. this is the same high school where the president first laid out his immigration goals. that was nearly two years ago. nevada also has the country's highest share of students with parents who are undocumented immigrants. nationwide nearly 6% of all k through 12 students have at least one parent who doesn't have papers. and they're the ones who will benefit most from what the president announced last night. >> if you've been in america for more than five years, if you have children who are american citizens or legal residents, if you registered, pass a criminal backgrnd