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everything is more expensive. everything across the board. >> masks are for now but they are not forever. >> i don't want somebody like this. >> the soul of america. good morning and welcome to "sunday today" on this november 14th. i'm willie geist. closing arguments begin tomorrow in the trial of kyle rittenhouse. he is the teenager charged with killing two men and wounding
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another during last year's protests in kenosha, wisconsin. the national guard now has been deployed to kenosha ahead of a possible verdict this week. we will have the very latest in a live report. then our sunday focus on rising prices, labor shortages and empty shelves across america as we approach the holiday season. what is driving these trends, even in a healthy economy? plus, in our sunday spotlight, harry smith gets a rare look at one of only a dozen remaining original copies of the united states constitution as it heads to auction for an eye-popping estimated price. and later, a new sunday sitdown with "saturday night live" star michael che on his new netflix stand-up special and his rise from the lower east side to snl, with an eight-season run as co-anchor of "weekend update" that admittedly was a little shaky at the start. >> what did those early days feel like? >> hell, man, it was horrible.
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>> really? >> i have a stepdad theory that when you're replacing someone that america loves, like seth or tina and amy, they're like where's the other guy? we like the other guy, we love the other guy, you're not the other guy. >> a sunday sitdown with michael che, plus another life well lived later in the show. let's begin with the tension in kenosha, wisconsin, as the city awaits closing arguments and a verdict in the kyle rittenhouse homicide trial. nbc's ellison barber is in kenosha with the latest. ellison, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. worried about the potential for violence to happen here again, the governor of this state activated some 500 members of the national guard. they're on standby to come to kenosha should local officials ask for help once the jury delivers a verdict. the jury could have this case as soon as tomorrow night. >> i just hope everything stays
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peaceful. the city can't have any more of this. >> reporter: this morning there's a quiet tension in the city of kenosha as the prosecution and defense prepare to deliver closing arguments in the homicide trial of kyle rittenhouse. the governor is urging people outside kenosha to avoid the city this week. >> i think everyone is kind of in limbo, scared. we're really fragile right now. >> reporter: rittenhouse is charged with six crimes related to the night he shot three people, killing two and wounding another with an assault rifle during protests following the police shooting of a black man. the most serious charge is intentional homicide. rittenhouse testified it was self-defense. >> i didn't do anything wrong, i defended myself. >> reporter: some say it was an emotional moment. others say it was all for show. nba star lebron james tweeting what tears? i didn't see one. the judge in the case says he's inclined to let the jury consider some lesser charges but hasn't issued his final ruling. >> because this case hasn't gone so well for the prosecution, the
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request for lesser included offenses is probably more to get some conviction on any crime, because they may not be feeling too confident about first-degree homicide at this point. >> reporter: there are currently 18 jurors and the final 12 will be randomly selected out of this drum. >> what are you expecting to hear in closing arguments come monday? >> look for the prosecution to focus on the fact that kyle rittenhouse was there for a gun and they say that's because he was looking for trouble. but look for the defense to take the jury back to the elements and the burden of the prosecution, which is not only to prove each and every element of the crime but to disprove beyond a reasonable doubt kyle rittenhouse's claim of self-defense. >> reporter: an additional flash point in this case, early on the judge ruled that the word "victims" could not be used to describe the three people rittenhouse shot on that night in august.
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he argued that it related to kyle rittenhouse's claim of self-defense and that is the crux of what the jury must decide. willie. >> as you say, we could have a verdict in the next couple of days. ellison barber in kenosha, wisconsin, thanks so much. president biden tomorrow will sign into law his massive infrastructure plan as democrats now eye another even bigger social spending package. nbc's monica alba is at the white house with more. monica, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. tomorrow is a significant day here in washington on several fronts. first, president biden will make that $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill law in a big bipartisan signing ceremony at the white house. while democrats continue to hash out the details of his larger social spending and climate bill, far from a done deal. then on monday evening the president holds a virtual summit with chinese president xi jinping where the economy and the environment are likely to be two major topics on the agenda,
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but the conversation between the two leaders is not expected to yield any grand outcomes. also tomorrow trump ally and former white house advisor steve bannon will self-surrender to authorities after being indicted on two counts of contempt of congress for defying the january 6 committee's request for both testimony and documents related to the capitol attack. the committee says the charges should be seen as a warning shot to other witnesses who have refused to cooperate and a reminder that no one is above the law, including trump white house chief of staff mark meadows, who ignored his own deposition on friday and could be the next target for contempt of congress proceedings. willie. >> monica alba at the white house. monica, thank you. chuck todd is nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press." chuck, good morning, it's great to see you. let's start right there with the january 6 committee. steve bannon indicted by the justice department on two counts. a lot of people were watching
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what justice was going to do here and whether these subpoenas from the committee would have teeth. so what does the indictment of bannon tell you about where this investigation and where this committee is headed? >> well, there's two ways to look at it. on one hand, yes, they're getting backup here and gives their subpoenas teeth. perhaps this will get others to cooperate. maybe they won't want to stick with this defiance that bannon is comfortable with. but that's a problem here that i think the committee has to face. here are the facts, willie. if steve bannon is convicted and serves whatever time he's convicted to serve, that doesn't mean he has to testify. he can -- if he chooses to go through this and is -- even if he is successfully convicted, he does not have to be forced to testify. and that's something here that when is the strategy for the january 6 committee if you have some people like steve bannon who in a bizarre way is
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embracing the idea he's a martyr to maga world. and you might have one or two others who want to do it that way. these folks may never testify, even if you successfully convict them. that concerns me because it means we could have a situation where even if the subpoenas have teeth, we don't actually get the information that's necessary and we have an investigation that's unfinished. >> yeah, you're absolutely right. bannon already being hailed as something of a martyr in some circles. we know that former president trump doesn't want anybody testifying. he doesn't want his own documents to be made available to that committee. chuck, you've got a lot to talk about this morning. great to see you. we will look for more on "meet the press" when chuck is joined by the director of the economic council, brian deese, adam schiff and the republican governor of new hampshire, chris sununu. the two-week climate summit in scotland has closed with a sweeping international deal. negotiators reached an agreement to reduce the use of fossil
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fuels and coal and to give more money to poorer nations hit hardest by climate change. but the deal is not nearly as strict as the united states and others wanted because india did not agree to completely end its use of coal. u.s. envoy john kerry said the deal will lead to a healthier planet, but the secretary-general of the united nations had this warning saying, quote, we are still knocking on the door of climate catastrophe. green bay packers quarterback aaron rodgers will be back on the field today after missing last sunday's game when he tested positive for covid. the diagnosis set off a national controversy when rodgers admitted he misled the public about his vaccination status, and it comes with another star quarterback, ben roethlisberger of the pittsburgh steelers, out of action today due to covid protocols. nbc's sam brock has more from miami. sam, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning. another sunday, another marquee
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nfl quarterback out with covid protocols. in the case of ben roethlisberger he says, willie, that he has been vaccinated. aaron rodgers, though, gets the minimum amount of time for an unvaccinated player, ten days, and it's more than just the quarterback's brief bout with covid but his comments about immunization and vaccines that has all eyes today on number 12. when aaron rodgers steps onto lambeau field today, it will be in the eye of a covid firestorm of his own making. in august, rodgers said this. >> yeah, i've been immunized. >> reporter: but after testing positive for the virus on november 3rd, the reigning mvp of the league was revealed to be unvaccinated and made these comments on the pat mcafee show. >> i believe strongly in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body, not to have to acquiesce to some woke culture. >> reporter: rodgers, who petitioned the nfl for an alternative to the vaccine months ago, has since apologized for misleading the public, though adding he's staying true
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to himself. >> aaron rodgers essentially beats to the beat of his own drum so i was not totally surprised that he was not main stream here. what i was surprised with is that he didn't expect the criticism. >> reporter: he was fined $14,600 for not wearing his mask at press conferences and attending this party. slightly less than the $15,450 ceedee lamb got for uniform violations. >> are we expected to believe that the nfl did not know for three months that aaron rodgers was unvaccinated? >> the nfl did know that he was unvaccinated. so the nfl knew that aaron rodgers was unvaccinated. the green bay packers knew that rodgers was unvaccinated. his teammates knew. >> reporter: we asked the nfl how long they were aware rodgers was unvaccinated, but did not receive a response. now number 12, a three-time mvp
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and one of the sports all-time greatest players will be under the microscope for what he says and does off the field too. and in the end, aaron rodgers only ended up missing one game last week against the chiefs. he did miss practice all week last week and was not able to get back to the packers practice facilities until yesterday. as for getting back on the field rodgers needs to be asymptomatic and cleared by a doctor to return. willie, back to you. >> i suspect he'll get a warm a live look in dublin, a dense fog advisory remains in effect right now and it will remain in effect until noon for parts of the bay area. expect to see hazy sunshine this afternoon. temperatures range in the upper 60s and low to mid-70s for the interior valley. a closer look at your headline today, warm sunday temperatures, valleys mostly in the mid-70s
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and a rain chance ahead. straight ahead, the highs and lows of the week, including the glorious return of the new york city marathon after a year away for the pandemic. world class athletes, big cheering crowds, and me. we'll take you behind the scenes. and the store auto behind the world's oldest maestro as he breaks his own guinness record at 103 years old. but up next, our sunday focus on rising prices everywhere you look, from the gas station to the grocery store, and when they might come back down to earth. >> we've come a long way back from the dark days when the pandemic hit back in early 2020. we've still got a ways to go.
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you don't have to be a nobel prize-winning economist to know something is going on with the american economy. we see it everywhere. millions of open jobs remain unfilled. shelves at grocery stores and parking lots of car dealerships are sparse. and prices for the things we rely on every day are going up at a pace not seen in three decades. so what is driving all of this? and how long will it last? nbc news senior business correspondent, stephanie ruhle, has our sunday focus. >> pain at the pump. >> gas prices are bananas. >> in the checkout line, and your favorite restaurants. >> everything is more expensive. everything across the board. >> in october, the consumer price index jumping 6.2%, the largest annual increase in more than 30 years.
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holiday shoppers seeing it as they cross names off their gift list. lots of promotions, but not necessarily bigger discounts. and it's costing more to travel, with airfares up 23% this thanksgiving compared to last year when the pandemic kept people home. but even with the increase, prices today are less than they were pre-pandemic. and if you are hitting the road this holiday season, expect to pay a lot more. gasoline prices are 60% higher than a year ago. but staying home will likely cost more too. this winter rising fuel prices mean you could spend up to $500 more to heat your home. with the economy roaring back after the pandemic, higher prices are not a surprise. >> it's not atypical to see inflation pop temporarily coming out of a downturn. what surprised me most was how broad based the price increases are. >> a concern echoed by the white house. >> even though wages are going up, we still face challenges and we have to tackle them. we have to tackle them head on.
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>> at the center of this surge in inflation, supply chain shortages. >> the root cause of the inflating is the pandemic, particularly the delta wave of the pandemic. it did a lot of damage to our economy but disrupted economies across the globe. >> the shuttered economy meant millions out of work, laid off or fearful of going to a job and being exposed. when the economy restarted many didn't return, compounding problems that existed pre-pandemic. the shift to online shopping left warehouses struggling to finds enough employees. low-paying challenging work in meat packing and trucking have left those industries short staffed too and ultimately shortages on the shelves. employers are now offering thousands of dollars in signing bonuses and paying higher wages, which pushes prices even higher. yet despite sticker shock of $20 hamburgers and $3.42 a gallon at the pump, consumer demand remains strong and spending this holiday season is expected to set a new record.
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>> we've come a long way back from the dark days when the pandemic hit back in early 2020. we've still got a ways to go. >> stephanie joins me now live. steph, it's great to see you. as you say, inflation is over 6%, numbers we haven't seen in more than 30 years. how much higher can these prices go and when do you see them coming down? >> well, listen, willie, nobody knows exactly when they're going down but you have to put all this in perspective. this inflation is not in isolation, and the government predicted it was going to be a challenging recovery. recovery all tied to covid. so it's why you see things like that expanded child tax credit. you've got the families of over 60 million kids on average getting $430 a month. for people on fixed incomes, older people on social security, they're getting those fixed payments adjusted next year up 5.9% for inflation. the dirty little secret here, willie, while nobody likes to pay more, on average we have the
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money to do so. household savings hit a record high over the pandemic. we didn't really have anywhere to go out and spend. as we said a moment ago, we're expecting retail sales this holiday season to break records. for those who own their homes, the value of our homes are up. and while the stock market isn't the economy, you've got over half of american households with some investment in the markets, and the markets have hit record highs. so we need to put all of this in perspective. this time last year when you and i were talking, willie, nobody had a vaccine. now 200 million americans do, and we're seeing this push of demand. that's pushing up pricing. >> that's a good look at it. in the meantime it is brutal filling up your tank of gas. steph, last sunday you were jumping into my arms at mile 17 of the new york city marathon. this sunday you're talking inflation. you really can do it all. steph, thanks so much. >> full circle. >> i have a strong suspicion we'll see you again in the highs and lows of the week. thanks, steph.
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coming up next, a sunday sitdown with michael che and a cameo from jerry seinfeld when he first realized that he was funny. why he doesn't like famous people, and his new standup special on netflix. and then a life well lived. the ground-breaking los angeles police officer who inspired a hit tv show and changed the role of women in law enforcement. and as we head to break, our photo of the week. an american soldier moving flowers this veterans week at arlington national cemetery's tomb of the unknown soldier. for the first time in nearly a century, members of the public were allowed to leave flowers to honor those who died in service of the country. okay, we're not gonna ask for discounts on floor models, demos or displays. shopping malls can be a big trigger for young homeowners turning into their parents. you ever think about the storage operation a place like this must rely on? -no. they just sell candles, and they're making overhead? you know what kind of fish those are? -no. -eh, don't be coy. [ laughs ] [ sniffs, clears throat ] koi fish.
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good morning and thank you for joining us. negotiations are set to begin today between kaiser and the union representing their farm pharmacists. kaiser has been urging people to get their prescriptions filled, and meanwhile kaiser did avert a massive strike involving tens of thousands of workers in southern california and other states. in a statement kaiser says it
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has an offer on the table that keeps its pharmacists among the highest paid in their profession, and it is prepared to provide access to the pharmacies. you can search "kaiser strike" on your mobile app. this morning we are getting a better picture of how many employees have actually gotten the shot. so far 80% of city workers are fully vaccinated, and the city is still trying to determine how many workers are still unvaccinated. anybody who does not get an exemption and is not vaccinated, could lose their job. it's unclear if those that applied have been approved.
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vianey arana has a look at your forecast. >> look at the fog. you cannot even see the roads. this is a live look in dublin. you can see a couple headlights there, but we have the dense fog advisory in effect right now and right now temperatures in the 40s, in the 50s to start out our morning. 48 degrees in san josé. 51 in can cord. 54 in san francisco. i do want to give you a look at what to expect this afternoon. once we get through this fog that clears, we are expecting an afternoon of hazy sunshine. temperatures will be warm in the interior valleys, and we're talking mid and upper 60s today, and morgan hill, 79, and around the coastline, upper 60s. in addition to the warm temperatures today, here's a closer look at what we will be monitoring head into the 7:00 a.m. newscast. we will have a dense fog advisory and warm sunday temperatures, and rain chances ahead. we have had a dry lovely weekend
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with a lot of sunshine, even though we had a foggy start yesterday. you saw how beautiful the afternoon was, and now we have two chances in the 7-day forecast, and we'll go through that, of course, at 7:00 a.m. coming up this morning on "today in the bay," standing against hate. bay area communities calling for a stop to hate and bias, and that's coming up at 7:00. right now, though, back to "sunday today" with willie geist.
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an 83-year-old man has become the oldest person ever to hike the appalachian trail. the man dedicated the walk to his wife, who died a few miles back. >> that is michael che hosting "weekend update" on last night's new episode of "saturday night live" after jonathan majors hosted the show with superstar musical guest taylor swift. this season marks che's eighth as co-anchor of "weekend update" along sideho spotted him in
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2013 and asked him if he'd like to come in and write sketches for "saturday night live." che would become the first black head writer and first black anchor of "weekend update." his rise to this chair began from a childhood of poverty in new york and an early job of selling t-shirts while working open mic nights. michael took a break during this busy snl week to join me in his old neighborhood for a sunday sitdown. >> so, michael, does this neighborhood look and feel the way at all it did when you were growing up? >> it's so crazy looking at the walls. like that graffiti has probably been up there for 40 years, you know what i mean? >> michael che has lived an extraordinary new york story that's taken him from manhattan's lower east side to a famous studio just a few miles north. >> it's "weekend update" with colin jost and michael che.
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>> the new jersey senate president lost his re-election bid in an update to a truck driver named edward durr. coincidentally, durr is the new jersey state motto. >> do you moment of i grew up here, it's where i came from, then i go and become the head writer and one of the biggest stars on "saturday night live." >> it's dumb luck. >> it has been much more than dumb luck, of course, that has kept the 38-year-old che at "saturday night live" for nine seasons, first as a writer, then a cast member, and now as co-head writer. >> and tonight you're pitching ideas, meeting the hosts, doing all those things. >> i don't like meeting the hosts, though. >> oh, really? >> no, i don't like famous people. i'm pleasantly surprised every time. >> don't you have to as the co-head writer? >> that's why it sucks.
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snl is like, it's like a celebrity's wedding. this is all the things they have wanted to do and wanted to see and they're excited about it. so, you know, we try to be respectful and considerate of that and can't just tell somebody, hey, this ain't funny, rich guy. >> somewhere around the halfway mark of the show, the host disappears and the floor belongs to che and his friend, colin jost, who have co-anchored "weekend update" together since 2014. >> wow. so this is snl. >> what did those early days feel like? >> hell, man, it was horrible. >> really? >> i have a stepdad theory. that when you're replacing someone that america loves like seth or, you know, tina and amy, they're like where's the other guy? we like the other guy. and i remember we would try to write things early on for each other where we would be on camera at the same time and it was like stop writing chemistry,
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the chemistry has to be natural. i never understood what he meant until we figured it out. >> we're making each other read jokes live on air that the other person has never seen before. >> so we had to kind of find little moments to poke fun at each other. >> human activity is disrupting chimpanzee culture. incidentally chimpanzee culture is also what my grandpa calls hip-hop. why? >> whoa. i wouldn't have said that. >> i've just always been the things that processed things through humor. sometimes it's tricky because people think if you find something funny, you don't really respect it or you don't think it's important. but for me it's how i process the worst things in my life is through making fun of it. >> the youngest of seven children, che was raised by his single mother in public housing. he later attended the prestigious laguardia high
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school of music and performing arts. >> in high school, jerry seinfeld came. he was probably the biggest comedian in the world at that point. >> sure. >> and we were hanging out in the cafeteria, me and my friends. another friend came over and said jerry seinfeld is on the third floor. and one of my buddies is like, so? che is funnier than him. i'm not, but it made me feel like i was for like two seconds. i was like, oh, they think i'm funny. that was the first time i ever thought people looked at me as funny. >> but a career in comedy was still years away. after graduating, che designed and sold t-shirts out of the trunk of his car. >> is the story true that you were so good that spike lee and tommy hilfiger's son saw your stuff. tommy hilfiger invites you in, takes you around the office, offers you a job and you said no thanks? >> it's pretty true, yeah. >> really? >> it's not that i said no thanks.
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he paid me in cash the first day and then i just stopped going. i was intimidated. i always said if i had a decent job, i would have never even tried comedy because i would have been afraid to jeopardize something that i don't even really want, you know what i mean? >> right. comedy has turned out to be a pretty decent job for che. outside of "saturday night live" he is a successful touring standup comedian. >> i'm reaching for the potatoes. >> out soon with a new netflix special called "michael che, shame the devil." >> i feel american until i'm around something very american and then i'm like, i don't like this. >> you're so effortless in your delivery, that it almost looks like you're making it up as you go, which is a tribute to you. >> that's a very nice compliment. >> but that takes you have to imagine a lot of thought and a lot of practice.
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>> i don't really write jokes out and i don't really listen to myself recording it, so i kinda am coming up with it as it is coming out. >> really? >> yeah. >> even for a netflix standup special, you're just flowing? >> yeah, that's just kind of the process. like i know the joke, but more so i know why i think it's funny. and once i know why it's funny, then i can tell it any way i want. >> when i hear the national anthem, you know what it feels like? it feels like i'm listening to r. kelly now. it's still good. it's just hard to not think about that other thing. >> it's become important, but i blame comedians for that. >> what do you mean? >> i think at some point we were always just funny, and then people started telling us we were brilliant. i think we're losing the plot. we're there to have fun and get people's mind off of serious
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things or at least not be afraid of it. so i try to not take myself too seriously. >> is that controversial? >> michael's new standup special, "michael che, shame the devil" begins streaming this tuesday on netflix. and of course you can see him every weekend on "saturday night live" right here on nbc. our thanks to the flower shop on the lower east side of manhattan for hosting our conversation. don't forget to subscribe to the sunday sitdown podcast to hear the full-length interview with michael che. you can find it on apple podcasts or wherever you get yours. and next week we're excited to announce a new sunday sitdown with the grammy, tony, emmy and pulitzer prize-winning lin-manuel miranda on the cultural phenomena he created with "hamilton, " his life since then and his latest act as a film director.
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good sunday morning. a dense fog advisory remains in effect. a live look right now in san francisco. you can see the top of the golden gate bridge there, and we are expecting to keep the fog around. limited visibility right now so please drive safe right now, and visibility down to about quarter of a mile. current temperatures in the 50s, and by the afternoon in the 70s. ahead on "sunday today" our highs and lows, including the middle school mom who has become a tiktok sensation for her performance on dropoff. up next, harry smith gives us an emotional look at one of only 12 original copies of the united states constitution as it goes up for auction. we are back in just 45 seconds.
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and alexander hamilton gathered in philadelphia to draw up the plans for a new nation. the product of their work was the constitution of the united states of america. about 500 copies were printed that year to be circulated through the home states of the framers. today, only 12 are known to exist, and one of them is set to be auctioned this week. harry smith gets a rare look at an original copy of america's founding document in our sunday spotlight. if there is power and a piece of paper, people visiting the sotheby's gallery in new york the last few days could certainly feel it. >> this is the first printing of the constitution. this could have been handled by alexander hamilton or benjamin franklin or george washington or any of the delegates at the constitutional convention. it's pretty close to the way it looks when it came off of
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dunlap's press. >> i'm stunned that it's in such good condition. >> reporter: selby kifer is a specialist in historic americana here. he brought this document to auction the last time it was sold. >> the year was 1988, april. >> reporter: that year the document sold for $165,000. purchased by howard goldman. >> and when howard won the bid, he actually walked around the block saying out loud, i can't believe a little jewish boy from brooklyn just bought the united states constitution. >> reporter: dorothy tapper goldman worked for years as an educator. she is howard's widow. >> it's interesting, because he never displayed it. he always kept it at home. in the bottom drawer of a steel case cabinet in a manila folder. >> reporter: that changed when howard died. >> does it feel like there's some extra responsibility? >> absolutely. absolutely. i felt that i had not only a
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responsibility but that i had an obligation to share this with people. i just took it on the road. >> reporter: this constitution has been displayed at three presidential libraries and the supreme court. >> the only way i ever traveled with it was in a hefty bag, because no one would know what was in it. sotheby's doesn't do that. >> reporter: not likely, but selby kifer took it on the road to los angeles, chicago, and the dallas public library. >> we had families coming in and parents having their children read the preamble. it's very moving. >> reporter: yes, power in a piece of paper. >> then the resolution -- >> hang on a second. i'm trying to drink this in and actually comprehend it, and it's -- it's somewhat overwhelming just to be honest. wow. >> the declaration of independence made us an
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independent people. but if the constitution hadn't been written, we would be 13 or more separate nations. 234 years later it's still the law of the land, the longest lasting charter in the world. >> reporter: and yet -- >> i looked at a survey that was done this year. just over 50% of americans actually understand there are three -- >> branches of government. >> thank you very much. do you think americans need a few civics lessons? >> not only do they need lessons in civics to know what the government is about, they also need to know what their responsibilities are. >> reporter: and to that end, dorothy wants to take the proceeds from the sale to fund a civics program she wants to bring nationwide. >> dare i ask the antique road show question? is there a way to think about what this might be worth now? >> i have estimated this to sell for between $15 and $20 million. >> reporter: money enough, we hope, to make dorothy's civics
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dream a reality. for "sunday today," harry smith, new york. >> that is just so cool. harry, thank you very much. this week we highlight another life well lived. when margaret peggy york was sworn in as an officer of the los angeles police department in april of 1968, women were assigned almost exclusively to desk work. but officer york wanted more. as a teenager, peggy moved with her family from ohio to southern california. in 1965, she was a single mother of two boys and a girl when she took a job as a civilian radio operator for the lapd. three years later, she graduated from the academy and became a police officer. despite resistance in a male-dominated profession, york moved up the ranks in the department. eventually becoming a homicide detective. her partner was another woman
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named helen kitter. the two said they did not intend to be trail blazers in the 1970s, it was just that no one else wanted to work with them. their story and their sterling record of closing cases inspired the popular 1980s television series "cagney and lacy" where tyne daly won four emmy awards playing peggy's character. in 1980, detective york was at the scene of a homicide around 3:00 in the morning when she met a deputy district attorney named lance ito, who later would preside as judge over the 1995 o.j. simpson murder trial. the pair fell in love and began a 40-year marriage soon after. in the year 2000, york completed her 35-year rise from behind that desk, becoming the first woman ever to be deputy chief of
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it is time for the highs and lows of the week. our first high goes to the triumphant return of the new york city marathon, another milestone in our national comeback after the race was cancelled last year. nearly 30,000 runners weaved their way through the city's five boroughs with hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets to cheer them on. among the finishers, chelsea clinton, olympic gold medalist, abby wambach, and yes, me, coming in just under four hours in my first-ever marathon. at mile 17 on first avenue, i got quite a surprise from my good friend and nbc colleague, stephanie ruhle, who was just with us a moment ago. and literally she was in my arms as i ran just a week ago.
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yes, steph leaped over the police barricade and into my arms during the race in a moment the internet really seemed to enjoy. i was running for team fox to raise money for the michael j. fox foundation. as many of you know, my father has parkinson's disease. i even spotted michael himself out at the grueling mile 24 and practically leaped into his arms. i am proud to say we now have passed half a million dollars in donations for parkinson's research. i'm so grateful to all of you who donated, thousands of people contributing mostly in small amounts with inspiring messages attached. thank you. and thank you, new york city, for a day i will never forget. our first low goes to legal trouble for elf on the shelf. with santa's eyes and ears drawing the reprimand of a judge in georgia. robert leonard posted a mock order on twitter banishing elf on the shelf from the county.
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leonard called his tongue-in-cheek order a gift to tired parents and for everyone tired of living in elf on the shelf tyranny. judge leonard writes, quote, inexplicably elves sometimes move and don't move overnight. when these elves do not move it leaves our children in tender years in extreme distress. the elves were quick to defend themselves through their representatives at the company that makes the dolls. the company wrote on behalf of the elf on the shelf scout elves, santa would like to assure the children and families of cobb county that the honorable judge leonard has no jurisdiction over christmas cheer. the statement ended by assuring the judge still is on the nice list and that he is a jolly good fellow. santa and the elves, always classy, even in the middle of contentious litigation. our next high goes to a maestro named frank emond who at
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the age of 103 broke his own guinness world record while conducting the united states air force band. ♪♪ >> he goes in the books again as world's oldest conductor by leading the band through a rendition of glenn miller's "in the mood" at an event in washington hosted by the american veterans center last weekend. emond is a u.s. navy veteran and was aboard the uss pennsylvania at pearl harbor on december 7th, 1941, preparing to perform the morning colors when the japanese attacked. he spent the day evacuating the dead and the wounded. thank you, frank, for all you've given the country, and let's go break that record again next year at 104. our final low this week goes to the texas mom who derives pleasure in tiktok likes or whatever you get on tiktok by embarrassing her son at school.
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>> i love you. >> love you too. >> don't worry about peeing the bed last night. it's fine. >> you can stop. >> it happens to the best of us. >> that is just wrong. tonya aaron of wiley, texas, created a tiktok series documenting her public humiliations of 12-year-old son, ashton, while dropping him off at school. she recently added a microphone to her act. >> i love you. >> here we go. >> i hope you have a phenomenal day. >> thank you. >> bubba, don't forget, you are magical! you are magical like a unicorn farting butterflies. i love you! have a great day! >> hang in there, ashton, just >> hang in there, ashton, just six yea quaker instant oatmeal has upped its game... rs with protein.
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we got more of your sunday today mug shots starting straight across the top. ritchie and his dog tucker in baltimore, emma and michael in fargo, north dakota, happy anniversary, guys. there's nancy in new york. andy and sheila at the sky foundation in bloomfield hills, michigan, raising awareness for pancreatic cancer research. down along the bottom there is august celebrating his first birthday in keystone, colorado. looking good, buddy. john and jan in lake ozark, missouri. there are dave and a local deer in texas hill country, that's cool. and irma in san juan, puerto rico, celebrating her 90th
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good morning, everyone. it's sunday, november 14th. we are taking a live look outside the golden gate bridge, and we can see the fog rolling in strong here. thank you for joining us. i am keena. here in san francisco we definitely have the fog, and as you saw yesterday we have the fog again. take a look at the dublin camera. you can barely make out the road behind it. you can see a couple

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