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the epidemic of rape culture on college campuses. tonight, we're with two activists from that stage fighting to make colleges safe. plus inside portlandia. the sketch comedy tv show that's gathered a cult following. how fred arm miss 10 and kerry brad stein have become hipster heros that may resemble versions of themselves. political takedown? a journalist violently thrown to the ground at a trump rally by secret service. marco rubio taking on trump with schoolyard taunts. with only hours until the super tuesday showdown can any of the candidates stop trump? but first the "nightline 5." >> when you're told you have cancer, start with a specialist. start with a team of experts who treat only cancer. every stage, every day. the evolution of cancer care is here.
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slurp. mmmmmm. cinnamon. milk. cinna-milk. cinnamon toast crunch. crunch! crave those crazy squares. cinna-milk! 6 good evening. thanks for joining us. the women you're about to meet say college campuses have become a hunting ground. where all too many students become victims of sexual assault. lady gaga's performance at the oscars calling the world's attention to the ongoing epidemic. tonight we're with two survivors turned activists who have taken their fight from college campuses to the courthouse, now
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you tell me it gets better >> reporter: it was a show-stopping performance. you say to pull myself >> reporter: lady gaga passionately belting out her song "till it happens to you." till it happens to you >> reporter: suddenly surrounded by 50 sexual assault survivors. men and women with unbreakable and not your fault emblazoned on their arms. the young survivors became the more than crescendo to lady gaga's oscar-nominated song written for the searing campus rape documentary "the hunting ground." till it happens to you you won't know how i feel >> reporter: it brought the a-list room to its feet. captured on twitter, best actress winner brie larson
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off the stage. lady gaga later posting on instagram, thank you for standing next to me on stage. 50 survivors so brave, relentless determination. >> i am myself a survivor. very grateful to the academy for giving us this world stage. >> reporter: the artist who's gone public about her own sexual assault was introduced on stage by vice president joe biden. issuing a call to action. >> to take the pledge, a pledge that says, i will intervene in situations when consent has not or cannot be given. let's change the culture. >> reporter: it seems the call was heard with the it's on us campaign hitting 300,000 pledges following the vice president's speech. >> one of the first things lady gaga said was, i want you to make them feel your pain. which at first it was just -- wow, that was really deep, what does that mean? but i think we definitely felt a
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on that stage. >> reporter: for some of the 50 people on stage, this was the first time they came forward about their assaults. but a number of them, including annie clark and andrea pinot,
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in "the hunting ground" tattoos. an image of a rose on fire that
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they tell us that lady gaga is planning a matching one of her own. >> the fact that we're all on the stage together, we're all connected through this horrific experience, but finally taking a stand -- i think it shows a shift in our culture. and you shouldn't have to stand on an oscar stage to be believed and supported. >> you can see the full documentary "the hunting ground" on itunes now. why portlandia is rallying a cult following. and later, how did this trump rally turn ugly today? what sparked the altercation?cation? off right here. oh no, i'll take you up to the front of the school. that's where your friends are. seriously, it's, it's really fine. you don't want to be seen with your dad? no, it' this about a boy? dad! stop, please. oh, there's tracy. what! [ horn honking ] [ forward collision warning ] [ car braking ] bye dad! it brakes when you don't. forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking. available on the newly redesigned passat.
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you know the hilarious tv show "portlandia" as full-fledged cult favorite poking fun at the hipster culture of portland, oregon. our nick watt is with the "portlandia" comic duo riffing on how they show is influencing our culture. >> i guess i do have a question about the chicken if you could just tell us a little bit more about it. >> reporter: if you actually order food like this -- >> you have this information -- this is fantastic. >> absolutely. his name was colin. here are his papers. >> that's great. he looks like a happy little guy, runs around. first. this. >> different daughters? >> we could order that, it will take a year to get here. >> it has to be written. >> reporter: if you are as hipster-precious as this. >> we read an article about >> what's that? >> huh. >> reporter: if you are,
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really, really offend you? >> i do like walking around downtown. >> reporter: we met the show's creators and stars carrie brandstein and fred armisten at the very portland ace hotel. here in l.a. they spoof the ace in the show, call it the deuce. >> we give out free typewriters, you want one? >> oh my god. >> hi, how's it going? >> reporter: and hipster fans confirmed they're not offended. >> can you act like you're kissing me? >> wow. >> reporter: the show praised and panned on the hipster mores of portland, oregon, the capital of weird. you know, the bikes. artis natural products. uber earnestness. >> go ahead. >> no, no, go ahead. >> go ahead. >> you go. >> no, no, no, no, no, no, no. you first. >> reporter: now in its sixth season -- >> get out!
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shorthand, oh, that's so portlandia. >> everywhere i go somebody says something to me. it's really nice. >> reporter: partly why those lampooned love them? >> wait, no, it's on me. it's on you? >> it's on me. >> reporter: they're nice people. >> sorry i interrupted you. >> i didn't know you did. >> okay. >> reporter: this is not comedy in the unkind -- >> go vegan! >> i skipped wilshire, took beverly to santa monica -- >> reporter: after more than a decade on "snl," armisen knows what works. >> there's a love audience there. the meaner a sketch was the less the audience reacted. if it stays in a place that comes from some kind of affection, it does a little better. >> reporter: they're hipster self-aware. >> we are these people. it's exploration, it's not mean spirited. you are these people? >> without a doubt. >> absolutely. see, now you're making fun of us, speaking about our characters and thinking -- >> i'm not making fun of anybody. >> i can tell, i feel so dredged.
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tee at stumptown. >> i've always liked stumptown. we almost called the show "stumptown." >> reporter: we headed to the last bookstore. >> i got you something. >> reporter: if a bookstore could self-describe as artisnal this one would. >> this is the venn diagram of everything i love right now. dogs, books. >> reporter: it could be the scene of arguesbly their most famous contracts. >> you're touching it. >> that's not enough to pull it. >> we've taken two unlikely characters and turned them into literally the most popular characters on our show. all of a sudden you have these >> reporter: their life is art. their art is life. >> welcome to portland's allergy pride parade. >> there's a certain point where you're at an organic grocery store, at a restaurant catering to your gluten-free needs, that you think, wow, this is -- what a luxury to be able to have this as my problem. we're not separate from that but i think we also sort of -- we're
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>> reporter: the show has moved beyond short sharp sketch to longer tales with our heroes >> good night, carrie. >> good night, fred. >> sometimes it's subtly off. sometimes it's night and day from who we are. but it is fun to play a version of ourtss. >> let's not go. >> skip it. >> i can't this year. >> reporter: the season entire episode deals with the early middle aged admitting they'd rather watch from home than festival. >> we're introducing the first phase in virtual participation using drones. >> new technology. >> you want to be someplace where you don't have to stand at all. >> it's more the bathrooms. >> yes. you're in a line the whole time for the bathroom. i'm thinking about it the entire time. i'm not enjoying myself. >> the flaming lips, yeah. >> i'm sorry, who are you? >> the flaming coin of the flaming lips. >> reporter: the actual flaming lips guest star. >> do i look like a pimp? >> when a man pulls out money away from a register i have to wonder.
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steve buscemi -- >> i can't believe i'm meeting you guys. >> reporter: a real-life mayor of portland -- >> i'm still waiting to hear back from my guy. >> i still get to say, live in new york, it's saturday night particular. >> reporter: armisten has a comedy background -- >> you're the funniest half-german person i've met. >> danke schoen. >> reporter: brownstein does not. she was an indie band icon when they met. >> had a button with my face on it. >> what? >> i know, creepy. also slattering. >> i love slater king so much, her band. they are my favorite band. >> how did you know she was going to be funny? >> as soon as i met her, i knew she was going to be funny. she's just perfectly funny. >> i just sew this bird onto the pillow -- >> reporter: also does this and they are now best friends on and off the show. >> apparently you scream and you like it? >> aahhh! >> the way she does it is
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it's possessed. always surprises me. >> aahhh! >> aahhh! >> harsh, man, why? >> reporter: and portland's tics, portland's leif motifs are now everywhere. >> the more that i travel, the more that we travel, i keep finding that city, the aspects of that city, all over the place. >> i want you to want something. >> the breakfast burger. >> great. >> and the pancakes. >> no. >> reporter: despite its name the show reflects a time, not just a place. >> people see themselves in it and it's part of a bigger cultural conversation we're having about this stuff. >> reporter: truth is, maybe we're all a little bit portlandia ourselves. >> a little san francisco right now. try to -- try to -- sorry. much better. welcome to portland. >> reporter: i'm nick watt for "nightline." in los angeles. >> and you too can watch "portlandia" thursdays on ifc.
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radford university and a reporter roughed up by a member of donald trump's secret service detail. the "time" magazine photographer chris morris says he stepped out of the press pen. secret service agent blocked him. harsh words exchanged. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: witnesses say that's when the agent grabbed him by the neck, threw him down. the republican primary seems like a schoolyard brawl these days. >> rubio's 1-0. i have never seen a human being sweat like he sweats. >> reporter: the tone set not just by trump, mocking his rivals, but by his rivals mocking him. >> he doesn't sweat because his pores are clogged from the spray tan. >> reporter: marco rubio hasn't yet called trump a short-fingered bulgarian -- >> i don't understand why his hands are the size of someone who's 5'2", have you seen his hands? they're like this. and you know what they say about men with small hands. >> reporter: he's used just
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>> you can't trust them. >> reporter: morris has since apologized for escalating this confrontation. >> he choked me so i put my hand arrested. >> reporter: the trump campaign and the secret service have yet to apologize to him. i'm david wright for "nightline" in new york. >> and donald trump will be on gma tomorrow. so stay tuned. thanks for watching. we'll have full coverage tomorrow night for super tuesday with the entire powerhouse political team beginning at 10:00 p.m. eastern. as always we're online 24/7 on our "nightline" facebook page.
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