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bipartisanship and compromise still has to be possible. >> boosters are really an important part of getting beyond the pandemic. >> we need to investigate and find out what went wrong. good morning and welcome to "sunday today" on this october 24th. i'm willie geist. we are getting more information this morning on the tragic accidental shooting death of a talented cinema photographer on the set of a movie with alec
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baldwin. a crew member handed baldwin a gun with live ammunition and told him it was safe to use. this morning, new allegations against the man in charge of safety on the set. we'll have the latest in a live report just ahead. then our sunday focus on the american school board meeting. once a routine community gathering, now an angry battleground in some places over covid safety mandates and education policy. plus in our sunday spotlight, beethoven's legendary unfinished 10th symphony completed two centuries later by artificial intelligence. we will travel to germany for a performance and the reviews. and later, a new sunday sitdown with andy cohen. the former television news producer who created the wildly popular and ever-expanding "real housewives" universe for bravo on hosting the best party in late-night tv and highlighting in a new book the wide range of women who inspire him. >> i thought this captured you
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perfectly. on one page we have a quote from anne frank. >> yes. >> as i turn the page, countess louanne. >> two women that i respect immensely and who have different things to offer the culture. >> a sunday sitdown with andy cohen. plus another life well lived a bit later in the show. but let's begin this morning with the latest on the deadly movie set shooting involving alec baldwin and new questions about safety on set. nbc's erin mclaughlin is in los angeles with more. erin, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning. we are still no closer to understanding how a live round capable of killing made its way onto the set of "rust." this as disturbing allegations have been made against the man responsible for the film's safety. overnight a vigil held in albuquerque, new mexico, to remember cinema photographer
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halyna hutchins. >> no one should die on a film set ever. >> reporter: the 42-year-old was killed on the set of "rust" after alec baldwin fired a prop gun that moments before was declared safe. baldwin, seen on saturday, comforting hutchins' husband and son. amidst the dunanswered question and the potential for serious legal consequences. nbc has learned days before the tragic shooting the gun in question was involved in other accidental misfires. the "l.a. times" reporting last saturday baldwin's stunt double accidentally fired two rounds after being told the gun was cold, meaning not loaded. the same thing yelled moments before baldwin shot and killed hutchins and injuring the film's director. there should have been an investigation into what happened. there were no safety meetings. there was no assurance that it wouldn't happen again. all they wanted to do was rush, rush, rush. hours before hutchins' tragic death, nbc has learned several crew members walked offset,
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concerned about the film's safety procedures. "rust's" production company said it was not notified of any official complaints. >> i think a charge of negligent homicide is likely in this case but not necessarily for the person who pulled the trigger. more likely for those in the chain of command. >> reporter: new allegations against dave halls, the assistant director responsible for safety on set and the man who handed baldwin the loaded gun. licensed pyro technician margaret goal claims halls failed to maintain a safe environment when she worked with him on a previous project. >> basically yelling at people that we need to get things done, ignoring people when they say they need a minute to do something safely. >> reporter: she says she raised her concern about halls to the production but nothing happened. >> the same things that happened on our show happened here but with much more devastating effects. and you can't help but think did i do enough. >> reporter: nbc reached out to
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blumhouse productions regarding those allegations. a spokesperson saying no complaints were received by the studio's anonymous system regarding safety concerns, adding the company does not comment on personnel matters. a source close to production tells nbc news a complaint had been lodged against dave halls and his lack of respect for personal space. the complaint was made on the second film he worked on for the studio in april 2019, and he was not rehired again by the studio. halls declined to comment when reached by nbc news. willie. >> a devastating tragedy above all else for that family. erin mclaughlin in los angeles. erin, thank you so much. president biden and congressional democrats hope to come to an agreement on their massive spending plans before the president leaves for an overseas trip on thursday. nbc's kelly o'donnell is at the white house with more on where things stand. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. the white house says negotiators are finalizing a deal, but they can't give a timeline. that sounds like some progress.
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and house leadership is telling members to be prepared for a vote this week. that's another signal. but this all comes after there have been months of tense negotiations within the democratic party. president biden's promised policy agenda in search of the finish line. >> look, it's all about compromise. >> reporter: compromise still at work this weekend, among democrats, who had to strip away wishful spending from $3.5 trillion down to an expected figure of less than $2 trillion for the broad climate and social programs. >> although it's a smaller bill, it's still historic, transformational and will make an enormous difference. >> reporter: the package is not final, but democrats expect it to include new universal pre-kindergarten, paid family leave, likely four weeks, extending the child care tax credit for one year. >> we're still obviously working through and negotiating.
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this is on track to change millions of middle class families who have been falling behind. >> reporter: democrats also plan to expand health care coverage that could benefit 7 million americans, plus new investments in housing and clean energy. but climate has been contentious with west virginia senator joe manchin at odds with president biden over some climate proposals that remain unresolved. >> the existential threat to humanity is climate change. >> reporter: later this week, the president is headed to rome and glasgow for summits on economic and climate issues. getting a deal finalized at home could strengthen his hand abroad. so when the president meets with those world leaders, he can talk about steps that he has taken like returning the u.s. to the paris climate agreement, or taking executive actions to expand the use of electric cars. but the white house would much prefer that they have big, bold
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legislation that they can talk about with u.s. leadership on climate. and so it seems that an action from congress could have a diplomatic effect. willie. >> we'll see if they get there. kelly o'donnell at the white house. thanks so much. andrea mitchell is nbc news chief washington correspondent, anchor of "andrea mitchell reports" on msnbc and she is in for chuck on "meet the press." it's good to see you on a sunday morning. it's a new world where we're saying $1.9 trillion is a small figure compared to what democrats wanted with $3.5 trillion and a big swing for this president, a big swing for democrats, where we've seen in the past with opening lentiling presidents going for something more targeted, think the affordable care act. so how is this going to play out if you watch it? >> right now it's not playing out well but they are getting closer to at least a framework as kelly was talking about before he leaves for those summits. but the fact is that democrats themselves are criticizing, did
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they overpromise, did he overpromise? and because the debate has become is it $3.5 trillion, is it $1.9 trillion and the focus on how much it is or it isn't and what's been cut out of it, what they're losing along the way is dominating the debate rather than what's in it, the really good things that they like. the social programs that they have long promised. so did he overpromise not just in the campaign but in this giant combination of packages. plus he already had to deal with covid of course and it's covid that really has been determining his poll ratings and the confusion over masks and vaccines and boosters, even after that very promising good rollout of the vaccinations. so that's weighing him down. his polls are down. he's down in the low 40s, in the 30s in fact. those are trump numbers in some of the polls. so, willie, this is a problem with him going into the summit. he's got a 50-50 senate. can you promise as much as he
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did with the narrowest of possible majorities. >> with this narrow margin as you say, this is not a foregone conclusion that this legislation gets through. andrea so good to see you. she will be joins by cdc director dr. rochelle walinski. >> the atlanta braves are headed to the world series. >> there it is! the atlanta braves are going to the world series! >> the braves taking out last year's world series champion, los angeles dodgers, in game six of the nlcs last night in atlanta, where it was a big ole party after a 4-2 win. the braves now move on to take on the houston astros in the world series, a place they haven't been since 1999. game one is tuesday night in houston. northern california is bracing for potentially dangerous conditions as an
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extreme weather system that could bring up t you can see that storm willie is talking about on satellite radar already making its move into the bay area using our storm radar mobile doppler radar. we have heavy pockets of rain moving in san francisco, and it's expected to continue into the early morning hours for the north bay and then becoming widespread through the entire bay area. high wind advisories remain in effect through tomorrow morning. . how a pug named noodles has become an internet phenomenon by forecasting the national mood every day. and the street performer who got the shock of her life when the grammy-winning star whose song she was singing just
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happened to be walking by. but up next, our sunday focus on school board meetings turning ugly across the country as parents get aggressive while railing against covid guidelines and what their kids are learning in the classroom. >> all of this has completely unseated our ability to govern and focus on our students and their success. >> it's all coming up on "sunday toda"y. there's a different way to treat hiv. it's once-monthly injectable cabenuva. cabenuva is the only once-a-month,
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passionate parents always have spoken up for their kids at school board meetings, but this is something else, something uglier. so how did we get here? nbc's antonia hilton has our sunday focus. >> you say that i'm divisive? you're divisive. >> reporter: once sleepy predictable events -- >> this is illegal. >> reporter: school board meetings increasingly becoming political lightning rods. >> i reject them following me around in a car, following my car around. i reject them saying that they're coming for me, that i need to beg for mercy. i reject that when they are using their first amendment rights on public property, they're also going behind my home and brandishing their weapons to my neighbors. >> reporter: school board member jennifer jenkins went viral describing her personal experience. >> this is a political, calculated move to incite voters to be engaged using fear and different tactics. >> reporter: joining johnson county, kansas, and williamson
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county, tennessee, all making national news in the wake of persistent, violent threats against school board members. this week parents in michigan and virginia filing suit against the department of justice for allegedly stifling free speech by investigating similar threats. when schools reopened after covid, masking became politicized at the national and local levels. >> my grandmother died of covid because someone wasn't wearing a mask. >> reporter: and in the wake of george floyd's murder, fights over critical race theory. a graduate level study of the relationship between the law and racial inequality. it's not taught in public schools, but some conservative activists and parents have turned it into a catch-all for diversity programs and lessons about racism they say can make white students feel guilt. >> i feel this is culturally sanctioned discrimination. >> reporter: now special interest groups and political
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action committees or pacs give their attention and big money to what were once nonpartisan school elections. cecelia robinson-woods is the only black superintendent in all of oklahoma. a conservative pac raising concern over critical race theory which is not taught in her district sent out an email warning supporters if we allow these superintendents, school boards and teachers to control the curriculum of our children, there is no hope for the future. >> what have you seen happen to the superintendent? >> just all the crazy questions that you can possibly ask about anything racist. she's been asked. >> reporter: pac leaders claim focusing on school boards is one of the most direct ways to reach real people. >> i said, look, that's not good enough for our kids, my kids included. let's go do something about that. >> reporter: frustrated by his children's school remaining virtual, paul martino launched a pac, back to school in p.a., and pledged $500,000 to school board members that run on a platform
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focused on keeping schools open. >> if people on the other team have an opposing point of view and they want to empower parents like we're doing on a different issue, please join the party. >> no more masks! >> reporter: turning these heated hometown battles into potential indicators of the larger political landscape. >> all of this has completely impeded our ability to govern and focus on our students and their success. >> antonia joins me live in studio. it's great to see you. so you've been covering these meetings for months and months now very closely. what seems to be driving this from parents, because there's also a lot of outside influence, there's money coming into some of these races. >> that's right. there's several layers here. first, there are two issues that are really the center of this, covid protocols and masking. and then critical race theory, with how to talk about american history, racism and diversity in schools. when you peel back what's actually happening, you often find there are really well
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organized, often conservative groups, people with connections to former tea partiers, to trump administration allies, who are really galvanizing parents around these issues. and that's a really key transition that we're seeing here, because these are formerly nonpartisan seats. school boards are supposed to be kind of boring. city council members are not supposed to be in the news every single day in your local community. but now people are looking at them in a new light where they are seeing them as a space where they can have serious cultural and political influence. that's going to have an effect on communities and future elections. >> you have to admire anybody who serves on a school board right now. it's such a difficult job. as you say, back when we were growing up, it was a routine gathering of the communities. >> not anymore. >> it's a little scary and things are changing. thanks so much, great report. good to see you. >> thank you. coming up next, a new sunday sitdown with andy cohen or throwing his nightly late night party on "watch what happens live." 15 years of the "real
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to have a universal recycling and composting program for residents and businesses. but it all starts with you. let's keep making a differene together. good morning. thank you for joining us on this sunday, october 24th. the rain has arrived and is already pouring over parts of the bay area. a live look for aacross the bay this morning. you can see the slick roads, especially over the richmond and golden gate bridges. evacuation orders and warnings in place for some people in the santa cruz mountains to get out before potential flooding and mudslides. the areas you see in red are under evacuation orders beginning at 8:00 today. the yellow areas in san mateo
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county are under evacuation warnings. last night in boulder creek, people did their best to prepare, getting extra fuel for their gas tanks and putting out sandbags. santa cruz county sheriff deputies will increase patrols in the evacuation zones to help prevent looting. shelters are opening up for people who were told to evacuate in lorenzo valley, and it will have rv parking. in san mateo county a shelter will open at 8:00 at half moon bay high school. let's check in with the most important meteorologist, vianey arana. >> we need to keep in mind the
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wind and the rain on the road. really what is happen something because we are getting all this rain at once, that's what is piling it up and also creating dangerous conditions. you can see the local doppler radar, san francisco, santa rosa, and that's a fantastic thing about storm ranger, you can see the rain along 101 through morgan hill, and you can see the windy conditions gusts 25, 30 and 40 plus miles per hour. there's a wind advisory in effect along with a flash flood watch in effect for the north bay mountains and all the burn scarred areas. if you have plans to be out today, please remember the intensity of the rain will get stronger as we head in towards the evening hours. the reason for that is a lot of
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the rain is further north, and that band will push southward. that intensity is going to pick up right around 6:00, or 7:00. the full forecast is at 7:00 a.m. coming up this morning on "today in the bay" being the rain has already caused flooding in the north bay. look at that. now it's a last-minute scramble before the worst part of the rain hits. right now we'll send you back to "sunday today" with willie geist.
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great to see you, devil. we haven't seen you in four or five years. >> oh, yeah, it's because i've been busy, baby. the last few years have been pretty good for me. >> what have you been working on lately? >> so many little side projects. you know, earthquakes, some killer storms, instagram for kids. trying to get it off the ground. >> that is the emmy-winning star of ted lasso, jason sudeikis returning to host "saturday night live" where he worked for a decade as a writer and performer. brandi carlile was the musical
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guest. to walk into the clubhouse where andy cohen hosts his popular late-night show is to enter andy's wonderful world. the studio is a shrine to pop culture and the scene of a nightly televised cocktail party where movie stars mingle with real housewives. i've been a guest there many times myself. a native of st. louis, andy began his career as a producer of television news before jumping to entertainment and dreaming up a combination of soap operas and reality tv called "the real housewives." the popular high-drama series that has stretched across ten cities. andy and i got together in new york for a sunday sitdown to talk about the world he has created, his new book, and his son, benjamin. >> it's time for you to plead the fifth. >> andy cohen knows a party is only as good as its host. >> this is amazing! >> so he keeps the drinks flowing and the conversation practical on his outrageous
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late-night show "watch what happens live." >> congratulations, willie geist. >> you're always very kind to invite me. >> there is always an anniversary to be celebrated at "sunday today." 100 episodes, five years -- >> yes. >> -- 25 weeks doing something. there is always an anniversary, i find. am i wrong? >> and that's why i have you here today. i'd like to book myself for the 5 1/2 year anniversary. >> you guys love a milestone. >> what is the magic of that show? >> the audience is drinking, the guests are drinking. it's a loose atmosphere. and i think people respond to that idea that they don't know what's going to happen. >> including cohen, who is not about to let a pandemic put a stop to the party. >> i am so eager just to get back to doing what we do best here. >> so what was it like for you to do that show over zoom? >> it was weird. i was doing my own makeup, to
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horrible results. >> too much, too little? >> everything, everything. didn't care. >> we all got a little too comfortable with our home studios. >> yes. >> what we're wearing on the bottom. >> who was wearing anything on the bottom? >> not a lot. >> i jump in the pool and would be in a wet bathing suit. i'm going to skip the makeup today. i was a runaway train. >> that chaos also is the fuel for bravo's wildly popular "real housewives" reality series. >> so be cool. don't be all like uncool. >> which cohen helped to conceive more than 15 years ago when he was an executive at the network. today andy is the moderator, if you will, of the show's postseason reunion. >> it lands differently when there are air crash victims. >> for people who don't know, you started in journalism. >> yes. >> at cbs news. >> i remain in journalism.
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i walk into a housewives reunion and my attitude is this is news for a lot of people. >> i've got to get answers from these people. >> it is meaningless, of course, but it's a form of news nonetheless. >> let's go back to like 2005 when you're cooking this up. what did you think it would be back then? >> well, when it started, it seemed like a sociological time capsule of these kinds of women who were nuvo rich in orange county who spoke to their children in a way none of us have ever seen. they have given me and many others inordinate amounts of anymore. so many people watch it. >> it's a pleasure. >> the only thing that is artificial or fake about me, this. >> there's some moments that
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were made, that were incredible on television that we thought how authentic is it that this woman is taking her leg off and throwing it to make a point? >> we've been to the mountaintop. >> we've been to the mountaintop. we've put extremely charismatic, sometimes temperamental, always humorous, sometimes volatile women in a mix and see what happens. >> the 53-year-old cohen, who has written three memoirs, now has rounded up wisdom from some of his favorite women in the pages of a new book called "glitter every day. 365 quotes from women i love." >> women have shaped me for my entire life. from my mom to mentors to the housewives to divas and icons. so this is a quote a day by a woman that i love. i mean it's all over the place. >> it's funny you say that because i thought this captured you perfectly. on one page we have a quote from anne frank. >> yes. >> as i turn the page, countess
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lou anne. >> thank you. >> it's andy cohen in a nutshell. >> it absolutely is. two women that i respect immensely and who have different things to offer the culture. >> and is it true that hoda kotb gave you the idea for this book? >> hodes didn't just give me the idea, i basically just stole the idea from her. kind of halfway through writing it, i facetimed her and said i need to make sure this is okay with you. she's like write your book, babe, write your book. >> a quote from the great evelyn cohen. >> my mom. >> her quote is get ahold of yourself, andy. >> yes. that is a quote that renders me slapped in the face. get ahold of yourself, andy. and i will quite literally get ahold of myself and come back to earth. >> cohen's parents, lu and
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evelyn, who have become bravo fan favorites in their own right, are now grandparents to andy's 2-year-old son, benjamin. >> they seem to be thoroughly enjoying this ride that you're on. >> they are, because this was the kid that no one saw coming. mom would say you're flying to l.a. for a party right now. when are you going to have a kid? so i proved them all wrong. >> where's ben? where's daddy? yes! >> i feel extra weight on me as a single parent to really let him see that i'm around. now new york is thumping in a sense, and i'm anxious to be a part of the thump. >> do you still have it? >> it's turned down a little bit. i'm tired. and i nap when he naps. >> so you're going to get to the club. >> i can't get to the club -- >> before i let you go, is there
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an andy cohen quote, word to live by from andy cohen? >> happy anniversary, sunday today. >> thank you, andy, for acknowledging our 5 1/2 year anniversary. andy's new book is available now for preorder before it's released on november 2nd. and you can catch andy five nights a week from sunday through thursday on "watch what happens live" on bravo. our thanks to stk downtown here in new york for hosting our conversation. don't forget to subscribe to the sunday sitdown podcast to hear the full-length interview with andy cohen. you can find that on apple podcasts or wherever you get yours. and next week, a new sunday sitdown with the talented tony and emmy-winning actor john leguizamo on the life that's seen him imgralt to the united states and travel to some of the biggest stages in
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here it is, the storm has arrived. we have satellite radar, and you can see it there the atmospheric affect impacting us all day long. if you are living in the north bay you are seeing the heaviest of rain right now. san francisco getting pockets of shower and you can see it moving into san josé, and it's going to be a soggy day, so slow it down on the roads. we have the wind factor, and that wind advisory remains in effect. day" our highs and lows of the week, including the baby who became a boston icon this week as he was held aloft for the rowdy playoff crowd at fenway park. and up next, our sunday spotlight on a new symphony from beethoven, nearly 200 years after his death, as a computer completes the unfinished work of a master. we're back in just 60 seconds.
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when the great german composer beethoven died in march of 1827, he had been working on a tenth symphony. it never was finished, leaving a nearly 200-year-old mystery about what might have been. recently a group of musicians set out to answer that question, enlisting the help of a sophisticated computer to create a symphony worthy of one of the most admired musicians in the history of human civilization. nbc's molly hunter has the story in our sunday spotlight. >> reporter: if this sounds like beethoven to you, you're not entirely wrong. but it's not the real deal. >> it has little sparks of beethoven, but it's not. i find the spirit of beethoven is missing, the humanity of beethoven is missing. ♪♪
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>> reporter: american melanie is a violinist in the beethoven orchestra. she's been playing his work and all nine of his symphonies for decades. during his lifetime, ludwig van beethoven gave us masterpiece after masterpiece, and these four notes which universally spell doom. before his death, beethoven left behind seeds, motifs, bars of music, hints at a tenth symphony, one of classical music's greatest mysteries until now. a team led by ai scientist at rutgers university and an austrian composer took on an impossible task. first they had to teach the machine how to think like beethoven. >> imagine ourself living in 19th century -- sorry, 18th century and having listened to bach and mozart.
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>> reporter: then they inputted all of beethoven's known work. >> all his sonatas and symphonies and train it to compose. >> reporter: with the algorithms balanced with walter's human touch, the machine spit out a beethoven-like symphony. >> there were moments i was wondering and moments where i was crying. it was beautiful. i learned from beethoven's work, from his essence, from his being, and from all his feelings. the ai is reading that. >> reporter: but the ai can pick that up, you think, that human -- that really human emotion of despair? >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: two years of work all building to a crescendo, a big reveal this month so we headed to germany. and the reason the concert is happening here, beethoven was born here and this city is all about one person. there is a plaque around every corner, his childhood home just
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down the street there. here in the center of town, a massive monument to the man himself. >> when you guys were going into the project, how were you going to define success? >> our success is to give ai to the world and be more creative. >> well, then you've done it. >> reporter: and the world also now has a tenth symphony, the kind of innovation walter suspects even beethoven might have supported. for "sunday today" molly hunter, germany. >> i think beethoven would be proud. molly, thank you very much. this week we highlight another life well lived. this year marks the 50th anniversary of an invention that has allowed millions of people around the world who are not expert surfers to experience the sensation of riding a wave. the boogie board was invented in 1971 by a man named tom morey who hoped to make surfing
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accessible to anyone who could lay on a slab of styrofoam. morey graduated from usc with a degree in mathematics. he was working as an engineer at douglas aircraft when he decided to make a career out of his passion for the waves and a talent that landed him on the cover of "surfer" magazine in 1963. with a college friend, morey opened the morey pope and company surf shop in ventura. in 1965, he hosted the first-ever professional surfing tournament to offer prize money. the large heavy boards of that time meant only skilled surfers could ride the waves, so morey put his background as an engineer to work, designing a light, three-foot body board cut from foam for the rest of us. at first he called the board the
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snake. but later, the lifelong musician invoked his love of the old boogie blues to rename it, the boogie board. morey sold his company and the trademark in 1977, missing out for the most part on the financial explosion of his product in the decades that have followed. with no regrets, though, morey continued a life of surfing and went on to work as an engineer for boeing for 15 years. tom morey, a legendary surfer who opened the ocean to millions of people around the world died last week in laguna hills, california. california. he was 86 years old. today we're kicking off breakfast with heart-healthy quaker oats! -good call! -good call! real good call! brees, pass the oats! apples and cinnamon! still got it, baby! hey, wait for the bus! [whistle] unacceptable, bus! what i do?
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i just glance at my phone, and there's my glucose number. wow. my a1c has dropped over 2 points to 7.2. that's a huge victory. princess cruises was born right here in california. for over 55 years, we've been helping californians make the most of their precious vacation time. and right about now, we could all use a real vacation. so forget the road trips and rentals and sail with princess right from san francisco to the glaciers of alaska, the beautiful tropics of hawaii, the beaches of mexico or along the california coast. set sail with california's cruise line. book now at princess.com or call your travel advisor. so you have diabetes, here are some easy rules... no sugar. no pizza. no foods you love. stressed? no stress. exercise. but no days off. easy, no? no, no, no, no with freestyle libre 2,
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from his slumber. if noodle flops down out of bed as if to have no working bones, it is a no bones day. >> okay. okay. it's a no bones day. it's a no bones day. but i don't think that's a bad thing. >> so no bones days call for the general public to lay low and get some rest. but if noodle stands up, it is time to celebrate a bones day and take on the world. >> oh, my god, he's got bones, he's got bones this morning. i can't believe it, you guys. buy that lottery ticket. >> bones day now has entered the national lexiconinvoked by john bel edwards to promote vaccines in his state. >> all right, louisiana, today is a bones day. while every day is a great day to get your vaccination, today is an extraordinarily good day. >> it's also been called on by sports teams like the colorado avalanche, which tweeted after their loss on tuesday, quote,
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blame it on a no bones day. now, i have not yet seen noodle's video today, but let's get out there and make it a bones day, guys. our next high goes to another overnight sensation, 5-month-old giovanni who became an unofficial mascot for the boston red sox this week as they faced the houston astros in game three of the american league championship series. >> let's go, baby! let's go, baby! >> let's go, baby, they're chanting. the baby captivated the crowd, earning the nickname fenway baby. his parents, antonio and caitlin, held him in the air like baby simba during the stadium's dance-off. as soon as he hit the jumbotron, the crowd went bananas. the cheer was so loud in fact players looked up from the field to see what all the commotion was about. giovanni is such a hit and a good luck charm that night the
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sox invited him back for game five of the series on wednesday, where he again was greeted with massive cheers. in fact boston fans booed anyone else who was shown on the big screen until fenway baby came back into view. giovanni even got his jersey autographed by red sox players. the sox were eliminated by the astros on friday in houston, so it is wait till next year for the return of fenway baby. our next high also comes from boston, just a few miles up from fenway park. a street performer was singing the john legend hit "all of me" outside when the grammy-winning musician stopped to listen after hearing a very familiar tune. ♪♪ >> yes, that is john legend himself listening to that beautiful voice. he was in town for a concert and
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happened upon the performance while out for a walk with his family. rodda says she was shocked when he took off his mask to reveal himself standing right in front of her, but she knew more than ever she had to keep right on singing and playing and she crushed it. afterward legend walked over, gave her a healthy tip and a hug and said thank you for singing my song. a clutch performance and you've just got to love john legend. our final high this week goes to the police officer in new zealand who leapt into action after a 4-year-old boy accidentally called the country's emergency 111 line to talk about his toys. >> what's going on? >> can i tell you something? >> you can tell me something. >> i've got some toys for you. >> you've got some toys for me? >> yep. >> after the operator reached dad and confirmed there was no real emergency, she contacted
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constable kurt who rushed to the scene of the toys. >> any units free. there is a 4-year-old who is wanting to show police their toys. >> i'll do it. >> the officer confirmed he was shown an impressive array of very cool toys and returned the favor by showing the young boy his patrol car. the police department posted the moment online with the note, while we don't encourage children to call 111 to show us their toys, this was too cute not to share. not to share. sometimes youust need j ♪♪ ♪why do you build me up (build me up)♪ butter... cup... baby... up would be the operative word there pal. oh, yeah, yeah. sorry, have a good day! if you ride, you get it. - come on in!
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starting straight across the top. there are cindy and lori in cleveland. katrina and donna in denville, new jersey. luke, the dog, in lakewood ranch, florida. bill and rosemary in mountain home, arkansas, celebrating their 60th anniversary. happy anniversary, you two. down along the bottom there is my man, jack, in berkeley, michigan, looking good, buddy. billy lee in pittsburgh. michael and his daughter, lisa, in silver spring, florida. happy birthday to you, michael. and jenny, what a great shot in the beautiful sunflower fields of dixon, illinois. send us a photo of you and your mug with the #sundaytoday and see yourself next week. remember, you can get that big ole sunday today mug online at today.com/shop. thank you for spending part of your morning with us. we will see you right back here next week on "sunday today." cr.
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good morning. it is sunday, october 24th, 7:00 on the dot as we take a live look outside. wet pavement and the rain coming down on the golden gate bridge on this sunday morning. thank you so much for starting it with us. i am kira klapper. meteorologist, vianey arana, joins us with a look at your microclimate forecast. it's already coming down. >> yeah, look at satellite radar, and there it is, that cyclone off the pacific, and you ca they call the river in the sky. i will zoom in

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