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ahe best! well planned. well invested. well protected. voya. be confident to and through retirement. economic framework. >> our hope is most kids will have full protection by christmas. >> individuals are stuck in a large amount of water. >> happy halloween. good morning. welcome to "sunday today" on this halloween morning. president biden is meeting with world leaders this morning on the second day of the g-20 economic summit where covid vaccines, climate change and a
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global tax all are on the agenda. back at home, democrats say they are getting closer to a deal on the massive social spending and infrastructure bills. also this morning, alec t baldwin is speaking out for the first time since he accidentally shot and killed someone on the movie of "rust". we'll have more on what he's saying about the tragic accident. our sunday focus on counting the votes. in light of the attempts to overturn last year's presidential election, and to change the rules going forward. plus in our sunday spotlight, a trip to normal, illinois. an old automobile town being recharged by the arrival of a manufacturing plant for electric vehicles. and later, a new sunday sittown with tony and emmy winning actor on a prolific career that includes acclaimed one-man shows, big screen hits,
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and a groundsuperhero comic book from a performer who got his start making people laugh on the streets of queens, new york. >> i would do my ricky ricardo impersonations. you dirty rat. i'm a different generation, because my imitations -- >> back then they really played? >> back then they killed. you don't even know. >> a sunday sit-down. plus another life well-lived later in the show. let's begin with president biden in rome for day two of the g-20 summit. our chief white house correspondent is traveling with the president. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you from rome. the final day of this global summit is underway. president biden and other world leaders are facing pressure to address urgent issues like resolving supply chain
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shortages, expanding covid vaccines and taking stronger action to address climate change. still the president achieved one key goal, getting foreign leaders to agree to a global corporate minimum tax that could help pay for his spending plans at home. >> president biden this morning alongside turkey's president ahead of the final sessions ignoring questions about russia and human rights. >> thank you. >> thank you. the biden administration already touting an agreement among leaders for a global minimum tax that would block large corporations from hiding -- and pd biden and britain, germany and france vowed not to ease sanctions. calling iran's president to return to the nuclear agreement. the president attending catholic mass in rome days after his private visit with the pope.
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and dinner at the presidential palace. this morning in a rare invite, prince charles, a passionate environmental advocate urging people to protect the warming planet. >> it's impossible not to hear the dispairing voices of young people who know sooe you holding the viability of their future in your hands. it comes ahead of a make or break climate conference in glasgow this week where president biden will push world leaders to step up their efforts to slash carbon emissions. his own credibility is also on the line. the president hoped to arrive in scotland with powerful climate commitments signed into law. plans stalled by divisions within his party. >> reporter: still the u.s. is on the verge of making the largest ever investment in fighting climate change. more than half a trillion dollars with votes on the president's massive infrastructure and social spending and climate plans now expected tuesday this week. democrats have missed deadlines
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before as we've seen. if they stick to it, it will mark a historic win for president biden just on time for his return to washington that night. >> peter alexander starting us off with a beautiful view of uck todd is "meet the press". it's good to see you. you have a lot to talk about this morning. there's the president overseas, the legislation he hopes will get through soon. massive social spending and infrastructure bills sitting in front of the congress. democrats want to get them through. there's a huge election day coming up, namely virginia. and you have a new poll you're about to roll out. we'll let you do most of that. there was one number we wanted to highlight which was the wrong direction number. 71% of the people in your poll, americans, think this country is headed in the wrong direction. what's driving that? >> it's the economy that's driving it more than anything else. i think that is -- if you looked
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at everything about this poll, and it's a terrible poll for the president. let's not sugar coat it. it's not a good poll for the president or the democratic party. the only good news for democrats in there is the date it was conducted. and that it's one year from the midterms. it isn't now. it's not n. n a great feeling i you're the two democrats running in virginia and new jersey in the current climate. but the big wet blanket on the country is this feeling that the economy is just struggling to get going. prices are too high as far as people are concerned. they're feeling the cost of living increase. feeling the gas price increase and not seeing a lot from washington. you throw that in there, what are they seeing? they're seeing a lot of in-fighting. and that in-fighting is taking a toll. when you have a wrong direction that's 71%, that's not just republicans. a majority of democrats think we're headed in the wrong direction. so this is -- you look at the president's own approval numbers, and you see that it's
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softer among progressive democrats than it is among mainstream rank and file democrats. you see where the tension points are with the president right now, and it's not a great place. >> yeah. and this virginia race being seen as a litmus test. if mcauliffe loses that tuesday, get ready for the alarm bells among democrats. cluc -- chuck, thank you. chuck is joined by terry mcauliffe two days out from election day, and also jennifer granholm. on friday the fda gave the approval to the pfizer covid vaccine for children age 5 to 11. that good news comings as new york and a number of other cities and states across the country are fighting a backlash over their vaccine mandates with some essential public safety workers refusing the shot and now placed on leave. kathy park is in new york with
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more. kathy, good morning. >> willie, good morning to you. yeah, there are growing concerns over public safety and potential trash pileups in the city now that the covid vaccine mandate is in effect. those who did receive at least one dose of the vaccine by friday's deadline will be placed on unpaid leave starting tomorrow. we have learned more than 20,000 municipal workers did not meet the cutoff. the mayor tweeted that the vaccination rate jumped to 91% with thousands of more people getting vaccinated just saturday alone. but willie, there are pushbacks and firefighters have called in sick which impacted some fire companies temporarily put them out of service, but the mayor did say there are contingencies in place to address any sort of staffing issues they may see in the coming days. all eyes are on the cdc this week. the agency is expected to endorse the covid-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11, and shots
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could be in arms in just a matter of days. so vials are being shipped out to thousands of doctor's offices, hospitals, and clinics. willie, if all goes as planned, some kids could be fully vaccinated in time for the holidays. >> an extraordinary achievement and the cheers going up from parents across the country. kathy park in new york. thank you very much. alec baldwin made his first public comments since he accidentally shot and killed a photographer. >> after being followed by numerous photographers, a frustrated alec baldwin spoke out hoping it will grant him space from constant media attention. the actor revealing he does not think they'll resume production on his movie after the onset tragedy. this weekend, alec baldwin breaking his silence, speaking
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to media for the first time since he fired a deadly shot on the set of "rust". >> i've been ordered by the sheriff's department in santa fe, i can't answer any questions about the investigation. i can't. >> reporter: baldwin routinely talks with investigators along with the husband of halyna hutchins. >> he's in shock. he has a nine-year-old son. we're in constant contact with him. >> reporter: the encounter at times emotionallied at times? >> no details. >> do me a favor. >> reporter: the actor and his wife aggravated when photographers struggled to remember hutchen's name. >> her name is halyna. if you're spending this much time waiting for us, you should know her name. >> she was my friend. she was my friend. >> reporter: authorities say he mistakenly fired live ammo onset striking hutchins on the set. earlier the assistant director
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yelled cold gun, meaning the weapon was safe to use. still, baldwin defending the production. >> we were a well oiled crew shooting a film together, and then this horrible event happened. >> reporter: some crew members on the ground say otherwise, walking offset over safety concerns. but "rust "movie productions writing we were not made aware of any official complaints. the 63-year-old turning his attention to what this tragedy means for the industry. >> what has to happen now the we have to realize that when it does so wrong, and it's this horrible thing, some new measures have to take place. >> reporter: and as you heard, baldwin called her his friend, saying he took her out to dinner his first day onset. the 42-year-old mother will be laid to rest today in a private funeral. >> just so sad. emily in los angeles for us. emily, thank you very much. if you are planning to fly on american airlines, check your flight status this morning.
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american already has cancelled more than 600 flights today on top of hundreds of cancellations on friday and saturday. the airline is blaming a staffing shortage and weather issues at the main hub in dallas. the atlanta braves are just one win away from capturing their first world series title since 1995. back to back home runs in the seventh inning by vanderbilt university's own dans b swansen and a pinch-hitter who lifted the braves to a 3-2 win over the astros. the braves win the series and could win it all tonight in front of the home fans in g it is certainly feeling like halloween. 56 degrees. we are expecting to see cloud cover yet again, and a live look at the golden gate bridge in san francisco. we are monitoring a system that is expected to bring light rain late tonight into early monday
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morning. mostly cloudy. temperatures in the mid and upper 60s. for the south bay, 66 degrees in san josé. san francisco, 63. santa rosa, 62. straight ahead, the highs and lows of the week including on this halloween morning, the raging debate over the best and worst candies. and a vicious attack on candy corn from one college football coach during a post game interview. and the beautiful story behind the young cancer patient who became the national star after his hero tom brady walked over to say hello during a game. but up next, our sunday focus on tuesday's election day and beyond as the disproven allegations of widespread fraud around the 2020 presidential election cast a shadow on the vote. >> for a democracy to work, the losing side has to accept they
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in this week's final days of the closely watched virginia governor's race between terry mcauliffe and glen youngkin, there were echoes of last year's presidential election. some republicans accused democrats of voter fraud. and a small army of poll watch evers was put in place to monitor the integrity of mail-in voting. the false claim of a stolen 2020 election and conspiracy theories about how it happened are fueling big changes in the way america counts and certifies the vote. with an eye to the elections of 2022 and 2024. our correspondent has our sunday focus. >> reporter: it's a battle over democracy's most basic practice. how elections work and who runs the process. former president donald trump's 2020 loss and subsequent lies about what happened triggered a rush to action from republicans. there were unfounded audits of
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verified election results. >> the audit demonstrates clearly there are a lot of issues with this election that took place. >> a wave of restrictive voter laws. >> election integrity is now law in the state of texas. >> and a crush of protrump candidates running for secretary of state. >> this is fraud, and it needs to be investigated. >> since november of 2020, fwop lawmakers have introduced more than 200 bills across 41 states. it gives state legislatures the ability to better control state elections and interfere with them. >> 78% of elections administrators said they believe misand disinformation on social media is making their jobs harder. and half say it's made their jobs more dangerous. it's not new that both parties tried to work the systems to their advantage. what's the new landscape here that makes this moment more dangerous?
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>> what's more dangerous right now is an attempt to basically delegitimize elections. >> at the center of this national battle lies georgia. after the historically red state went blue in to 20 20 giving democrats not just the white house but control of the senate, too, republicans passed a new law that gave the state legislature powers to investigate and suspend local election officials. and also shifted control of the state election board away from the secretary of state. in this case, that meant republican a republican. >> it looked like a swipe at us because our side didn't win. >> redrew the ire for resisting -- he's facing a tough primary measure from jodie hies. >> we have got to restore election integrity in this state that's been destroyed. >> he's targeting election heads in the democratic stronghold, fulton county, saying they should be investigating. >> we want to make sure there's
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eyes on it. >> we were praised by the secretary of state for our elections in 2020. then all the sudden we're the worst things in the world. what happened? it's all about supporting the big lie from former president trump. >> another epicenter, texas. governor craig abbott appointing a former trump lawyer who worked to challenge the results this month. in arizona like texas, a will to criminalize aspects of election administration. as well as taking steps to make it easier to potentially overturn election results by raising the specter of fraud. >> for a democracy to work, the losing side has to accept they lost and say i'm going to try better next time, and if instead what the losing side says is we're going to change the rules, we're going to change who the umpires are in this election to make sure it doesn't happen, you're facing a crisis for democracy. >> and ali joins me now live. ali, good morning, it's great to have you.
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democrats have been trying to push back a little bit. not long ago it appears congress would pass at least one of the voting rights bills it was debating, perhaps the one named for john lewis. those talks have stalled. are democrats holding out hope they may be revived at least in time for the 2020 midterms? >> reporter: well, that's their hope. democratic lawmakers have worked to craft a federal bill they believe would push back on and blunt state gop laws that impact how americans access their right to vote. efforts to pass a voting rights package remained stall in the senate without much sign of progress or bipartisanship. looking ahead to tuesday's election, administrators we talked to in fulton county, georgia said they're working with a target on their backs yrksz because any missteps they make could be pounced onto justify the state taking over running their elections under the sweeping new law. more than anything, election experts stress the more politicized and confusing the voting becomes, the less trust americans will have in the process. that's a question that goes
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straight to the heart of democracy. >> great report on one of the most important stories of our time. ali, thank you. good to see you. coming up next, a new sunday sit-down with tony winning actor john leguizamo on creating a new latino superhero. the phone call from lin manuel miranda that made him pinch himself, and a pioneering career pushing for change in hollywood. zblen and a life well-lived. an institution for decades as the beloved smiling front face at a hospital. and sir paul mccartney playing along the foo fighters at the rock and roll hall of fame induction ceremony in cleveland. the foo fighters were welcomed into the hall with jay-z, carole i've lost count of how many asthma attacks i've had. but my nunormal with nucala?
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least one person fired a gun. the council member issued a statement. new this morning, a deadly fire in the east bay happened just after 7:00. firefighters say the fire was blowing out of the garage of a one-story home with two cars fully engulfed. a neighboring home was threatened by the flames. three people who made it out of the home before firefighters arrived, one person was still trapped inside. crews searched inside and found that person but that person, unfortunately, died. the other three people suffered smoke inhalation. the cause of the fire is under investigation. we are going to check in with vianey arana with a quick look at the halloween forecast. >> it's going to be cloudy today.
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you can barely make out the bridge in san francisco. overall, current temperatures in the 50s, and we are going to warm up a little bit into the 60s. if you look at san josé, 51 degrees right now. in through dublin and around the coastline, we are waking up in the 50s. we are monitoring a bit of a change. we have got incoming rain. as far as timing goes, it will be important with your halloween forecast. today will be mostly cloudy and then late tonight into early monday morning is when we will talk about the next system pushing through with the rain, and it will be more widespread into the south into the early-morning commute tomorrow. if you are going to be out and about between lunch and trick your treaters, you don't have to worry about the rain, and if you are going to be out late tonight or early tomorrow, you have rain to think about. 66 in concord. this initial system coming in
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tonight into early tomorrow will be one of another rain chance that we have come into play heading into later this week. again, late tonight, bring a coat if you are going to be out and about. >> thank you, vianey. it's just about 6:29. coming up tonight at 7:00 on "today in the bay," headlining in more ways than one. one performance catching attention about his comments about san francisco. we'll have that and more coming up at 7:00. hope to see you
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>> we would play that salsa so loud that it would interfere with communications. >> that is john leguizamo in his one man show "freak", a semi autobiographical story about his life growing up as an immigrant in queens, new york. the 57-year-old leguizamo first grabbed the attention of hollywood years earlier with another show he wrote and performed called "mambo mouth". he played seven same year as bennie blanco in a
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movie, and as luigi. two years later he was nominated for a golden globe for his performance alongside patrick swayze and wesley snipes. john and i got together here in new york this week for a sunday sit-down to talk about his prolific career and his latest ground breaking project. >> my name is lenny blanco from the bronx. >> across three decades in hollywood, john leguizamo has played everything from a gangster to a drag queen. >> you're jealous because i'm going out with a cute boy tonight and you're not. >> even a prehistoric sloth. >> i'm sid the stallion. >> his latest role takes him on
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to the page as creator and author of the new comic book series, phenom-x. >> it's like you're god, you're in com. i can take it as adult as i want, and i love creating a world that's my flavor. >> where did this character come from for you? >> the genesis of it was there were no latin superheros anywhere to be had, and we're the largest ethnic group in america. i don't understand how that happens. >> the story centers on max gomez, a young man who is recruited by the government after the challenges of his life in new york city become the key to his superpowers. >> you get to create a character but you also get to create his world, what he says, the message he delivers. what is his message? >> first, inclusion. i wanted the whole comic book soft latin and -- to have latin
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and black people. i wanted to deal with justices. he was profiled and put in jail wrongly. i wanted to deal with police brutality. that's a big issue in new york. >> he assembled a team of people to tell the story who know it best. >> all latin hands have touched this comic book from the illustrator, the penciller, editor. >> when you were thinking about this guy is what does he look like? >> i said i want him to look like me but better. >> he does look like you. >> but better. >> that's got to be almost like childhood dream stuff. >> it's crazy. i'm pinching myself. is this really happening? yeah. >> leguizamo has been pinching himself quite a bit lately. like when lin manuel miranda asked the actor to perform in his latest project, the animated
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film, encanto. >> "hall imton" is the masterpiece of our time, for him to call me, i was like holy hell. >>. >> the fate of the family is going to come down to you. >> it's about misfits. people in the family who can't find their proper place, and they still have value. it touches you in such a way to see this beautiful family that's family affirming, that's latin affirming. >> born in colombia, leguizamo came to the united states as a young boy. >> i came here when i was three years olds and ended up in queens. here i am now living in the west village. it's pretty incredible. >> growing up, he used comedy to survive. >> i was in a tough neighborhood. and there was a lot of fighting. if i could make these dig dudes laugh, then they'd be like john is all right. don't mess with him. he's my boy. so they would protect me. it became my secret weapon.
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i would do my ricky ricardo. you dirty rat. obviously i'm a different generation, because my imitations are -- >> but back then, they really played. right? >> back then they killed. you don't even know. >> leguizamo found he liked an audience. he pursued acting at new york university, but struggled as a young latino performer to find meaningful roles. so he created them for himself. with a series of acclaimed one-man shows. >> i'm experienced. i'm a man. i go loco. >> i wanted to see myself on the stage, and, therefore, young latin-x kids seeing themselves. lin manuel miranda said i started doing theater because i saw you do theater. that's meaningful to me. i started writing as a way to feel seen. not as an actor, but as a latin-x man in this country. and then all of a sudden the reviews came out, and there was
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al pachino, arthur miller, the greatest play wright in the world. >> pachino liked what he saw, and leguizamo was cast in his 1993 movie. >> second time you turned me down for a drink. you don't like my champagne? >> pachino is one of the greatest actors of all time. and here i am in a movie with him going toe to toe with him which is a little bit uncomfortable for both of us. i was like i'm going to overtalk, overact. and he's like you know, calm down, john. less is more. you know? relax. who do you think you are? just calm down. and he was right. i was wrong. >> memorable roles in "romeo and juliet" and "moulin rouge" followed. sfwli had to learn how to balance and they would erase the back of my legs. i got taken out of a lot of
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dance sequences. i was tripping people and myself. i was like not another dance sequence they took me out of. it was like the hook. >> recently leguizamo returned to his roots on stage. earning a tony award for his latest one-man show "latin history" for morons. >> if you don't see yourself represented outside of yourself, you just feel [ bleep ] invisible. >> and breaking ground again with every new success. i feel like it took some time for people to look back like john leguizamo was a pioneer. >> i hope i did. that was my intent. >> does it feel like things are changing? >> i feel positivity happening. we're 20 % of the population. we should be 20 % of the rows in front of cameras. 20% of the executives and stories. we nd equal repg. that's all i'm asking for. >> you do your part and always have. i'm going to see it if john won't, phenom-x, coming to a
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theater, let's call it '23? >> let's put that in the calendar. >> i want 10% if it does. >> maybe a dinner? >> yeah. >> the comic book series will be available next week on november 10th and maybe the movie after that. also the animated film encanto comes out november 12th. don't forget to subscribe to the sunday sit-down podcast. to hear the full length interview with john leguizamo. you can find it on apple podcast or wherever you get yours. next week a new sunday sit-down with one of the biggest stars in hollywood, elizabeth banks on her new podcast, her delicious new wine in a can, and taking control of her pitch perfect career. elizabeth
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good morning. in san josé we have a pretty tame start, temperatures in the low 50s right now. in the south bay, 51 degrees. 56 in san francisco. if you are wondering about today's halloween forecast for the afternoon, we will remain mostly cloudy. if you are going to be out late tonight, expect to see the possibility of light rain. we are expecting a late arrival of the first rain heading into tomorrow morning, and temperatures will be in the mid-60s in the south bay. > ahea. our highs and lows of the week including tom hanks, wedding crasher. how a stroll on the beach turned into an oscar worthy impromptu performance on one couple's big day. up next, our sunday spotlight on a midwestern automobile town in the middle of a comeback after a shuttered factory went electric. [ crow squawks ] ♪ they're nice but irritating ♪
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but not with gas. >> this is the coolest thing on the planet. >> reporter: brian loves to show off the new electric pickup he helped build. >> it will toe 1,000 points, a three second 0 to 60. >> the rivian is the fist american made electric truck to hit the road and it's all in the little midwest college town of normal, illinois. rivian took over an old car plant and turned it into anything but normal. it's already expanded operations and boasts a work force of some 4,000. normal's mayor sees a jolt of energy all around. is normal entering the future? >> i think we are. i mean, and that's what we're trying to do as a community is look to the future and grasp the opportunities where we can. >> reporter: with so many midwestern towns struggling with
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closing businesses and so ko vid, normal's uptown is rejuvenated. >> i am getting very happy norm. >> reporter: here at the garlic press, a gourmet cooking store, pam welcomes the newcomers. >> i have heard from realtors that they just cannot -- they don't have enough houses to rent or sell. i have heard from businesses who are -- that are trying to get to the area to be near them. and that's amazing. that's new people that we're seeing all the time. >> reporter: there is a lot riding on rivian making it to the top of the hill. american ingenuity, american manufacturing, local jobs for an economy that would use a shot in the arm. the rivian is powered by more than 7500 batteries. it has four motors but no engine. and more on board computers than you can count. not exactly your father's pickup. how do you get rid of the stigma
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about electric vehicles? >> when you drive this on the road, you forget you're in a truck. >> reporter: nearby heartland community college already offers mechanics courses on the rivian. no greasy elbows here. this is cutting edge. >> because you're pushing electricity, these need to be tight. >> i think it's the thing of the future. >> reporter: you don't want to miss out? >> nope. i want to be in there. >> reporter: you're going to graduate and do what? >> go work for rivian, baby. that's my goal. >> being able to come in and bring real manufacturing jobs that are long-term, great quality, that's a cool thing to be part of. >> reporter: here the silent sound of the electric future is a new normal. for sunday today, normal, illinois. you love to see it. kevin, thank you very much. this week we highlight another life well-lived.
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on january 27th, 1958, a 17-year-old named douglas martin took a housekeeping job at a hospital in virginia for 4.85 a day. for the next 63 years mr. martin would be the heart and soul of the place. his title was clinical support supervisor, but martin did a little of everything. he greeted patients and their families from his podium inside the front door of the hospital, often comforting them during their most difficult hours. he welcomed staff each day and helped to transport patients, push gurnnys, clean wheelchairs and generally keep the hospital running. a deeken at his baptist church, he always stopped to pray for a patient when he heard the medical helicopter landing outside. martin was a legend at the hospital with a reserved parking
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space right up front and a rose garden dedicated in his name. at home martin tended to his own precious rose bushes. and usually carried a couple of the flowers in his pocket while working. >> i've enjoyed them because i enjoy people. >> reporter: according to hospital officials, martin missed only one day of work in nearly 64 years. that to attend his mother's funeral. martin once tole the roanoke times, i won't retire until the lord says so. douglas martin, mr. martin to the thousands of people whose lives he touched, died this month in roanoke, virginia at the hospital where he worked for more than six decades. he was 81 years old. the new citi custom cash℠ card, a different kind of card that rewards rashida and dan where their spending is trending. just ask fifth class this week rashida... rashida: dan, no pain, no gain. okay? dan: yeah i know, it's just...hello? claire, what? fire?
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it is time for the highs and lows of the week. our first high on this nfl sunday goes to the greatest quarterback who ever lived. at 44 years old tom brady is leading his team on another path to the super bowl this season. but this week brady's best highlight was not a touchdown
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pass. with less than a minute to go in sunday's blowout win over the bears, brady walked over to the stands and gave his hat to a ten-year-old fan named noah reid. they took hands before noah put on the hat and broke down in tears. he was holding a sign reading brady helped me beat brain cancer. brady talked about noah after the game. >> that was really sweet. obviously a tough kid, man, and puts a lot in perspective of what we're doing on the field. in the end, it doesn't mean much compared to what so many people go through. >> how about this. that was noah's first ever football game. a gift from dad after learning noah was cancer free. >> it was amazing. it was just like, i started bawling. i was just so grateful.
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>> how great to see noah doing so well. i was so moved by that moment and by brady's gesture that i went as number 12 for halloween. my buddy carson daly and i teamed up to be brady and gronk on friday. and yes, those are the real super bowl rings. very heavy and there are seven of them. that, however, is not the real hair. happy halloween, tom. our first low on the halloween sunday goes to candy corn which was voted again this year in a candy store survey to be america's least favorite halloween candy. peanut butter cups were voted correctly as the favorite. candy corn took incoming from all sides. including from the mississippi state head football coach and vocal anti-candy corn activist who was asked about it after an easy win over vanderbilt. >> we talked about on the broadcast how you hate candy
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corn. what's your favorite halloween candy corn. >> i completely hate candy corn. >> he doubled down in the press room when asked if he thinks candy corn deserved a second chance. >> no. i do not. i do not. that's been carefully researched since i was a child. it's one of those items that there's a reason they serve it basically once a year. because it's not very good to begin with. >> tough but fair. when you finish ahead of the circus peanuts in the worst candy rankings, you're doing something very, very wrong. our next high goes to tom hanks. a great guy who became a best man while on a walk on a beach in santa monica. >> the bride, is the groom around? >> right here. >> oh, man. my stock just exploded. >> the brides had just tied the knot on the beach when the oscar
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winner happened to stroll by and offer his congratulations. the couple says hanks spent five minutes or so complimenting how beautiful they look and giving the pair a little advice. they called it the cherry on top of our big day. it's becoming something of a habit for mr. hanks who crashed another couple's wedding photos in central park back in 2016. hanks and bill murray just roaming around looking for weddings to crash. i love it. our final logos to the unlikely and completely unintentional modelling career of bj novak. the office star and writer discovered this week his face has been popping up on products all over the world without his permission. he posted some of them to instagram, including a hair trimmer with his face right there on the box. a pan choe company that cut and pasted his face into foul weather gear. a face paint that took creative
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liberties by adding lines and a smokey golden eye to his face, and a swedish cologne company decided novak was the perfect face for a cologne called "encounter". novak explained on instagram, a photo of him was accidentally added years ago to the public domain file of stock photograph to be used by any and all. he told fans, i'm too amused to do anything about it. his friend chimed in tweeting, the poncho one makes me die laughing. laughing. going forward, i am going when you hear the word healthy it always feels a little out of reach. but it's all about the baby steps. maybe it's a jump or eating something green. or taking mom to get that vaccine. ♪ healthier means bringing stuff to the folks ♪ ♪ that really need it. ♪ ♪ like help at 2 am or care that's right at home. ♪ ♪ believe it. ♪ ♪ and caring for them all means ♪ ♪ we're doing healthier right. ♪ ♪ so, let's do it all together people, ♪
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we got more of the sunday today mug shots starting roesz the top. carrie in australia. susan and darren in mason, ohio. betty the dog in california. how about natalie peter and their son peter john, a future master's champion from dallas, texas. looking good, buddy. along the bottom, world war ii veteran robert in oakland, california celebrating his 101st birthday with family and friends as they officially proclimb october 24th robert l. thomas day. hope birthday and thank you for all you've given the country. that is a great shot of the respiratory care team and their mugs at rust university medical center in chicago. thank you for what you do, guys. hello, jill, in surprise, arizona. joe and his son murray with their best chuck todd costume with the full set in virginia.
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that is amazing. thank you for spending part of your morning with us. happy halloween. may all the houses on your route today have the giant sized candy. we'll see you here next week on "sunday today".
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it's sunday, october 31st, 7:00 on the dot. happy halloween. a perfect way to take you outside in cesar chavez park, an ominous glow in the background there in san josé. thank you for starting your sunday with us. i am kira klapper. arguably, the most important part of the newscast is with meteorologist, vianey arana, and how the weather will treat us today? >> yeah, a lot of people are asking about wearing a


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