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unharmed this morning. police say the hostages which include a rabbi were being held by a man demanding the release of a federal prisoner convicted in a terrorism case. we'll have the latest in a live report on what law enforcement did to bring that ordeal to an end. we also are following breaking news overnight on the fate of the number one men's tennis player in the world novak djokovic losing his deportation appeal hours ago in australia. now denied the chance to play for a record 21st grand slam title. we'll have his reaction. then our sunday focus on the first year of the biden administration as the new president grapples with a resurgent virus. fights to pass sweeping legislation, and oversees a chaotic deadly end to the war in afghanistan. and later, a new sunday sit-down with oscar winner goldie hawn on her timely new mental health initiative fort wv
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kids in schools and a career with classic movies that began, she says, by accident. >> i didn't want to be a movie star, first of all i just felt people in -- in l.a. and movie industry, they were all messed up. i didn't want to be like that. i was a happy person i wanted to stay happy >> a sunday sit-down with goldie hawn, plus harry smith and another life another life well-lived a bit later in the show. let's begin with the breaking news out of texas with a hostage standoff ended dramatically with all four hostages safe and unharmed this morning.g. morgan chesky is in texas outside of dallas and fort worth with the latest. nbc's morgan chesky is in collieville, texas outside of dallas and fort worth with the latest good morning >> willie, good morning. all four of these adults that were held hostage nearly 12 hours are all safe and sound, and all have been reunited with their families but after the rescue, they spent hours speaking with fbi agents, sharing this ordeal. as that agency now gathers evidence in this harrowing standoff
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this morning, safe and sound four hostages unharmed the gunman police say took them captive -- dead. a loud bang. rescue teams rushing into the synagogue surrounded by law enforcement on every level >> sometime around 9:00 p.m. today, this evening, the hrt, hostage rescue team breached the synagogue. >> reporter: the governor of texas greg abbott breaking the news tweeting, prayers answered. all hostages are out president biden adding in his own statement, we are sending love and strength to the member. of congregation beth israel collieville, and the jewish community. the day of drama began saturday morning. a facebook live stream of the synagogue sabbath morning service, appearing to capture part of the incident before it was removed. one of the suspects demands, the release of a notorious prisoner held in a federal detention
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center some 20 miles away. at one time known sadeki, at one time known as at one time known as lady al qaeda and the world's most wanted woman was convicted in 2010 of attempted murder of u.s. soldiers. >> we believe from our engagement that he was focussed on one issue, and it was not specifically related to the jewish community >> reporter: they converged on >> reporter: federal agents including the atf and fbi converged on the scene crisis negotiators able to get in contact with the suspect early. then kept an ongoing dialogue that continued late into the night. even after one male hostage was released uninjured in the early evening. the remaining three others in peril for a tense four more hours. >> it's extremely personal, but >> it's extremely personal, but, you know, i see lots of hope, and what we saw was a crisis here, but there's lots of hope in how the community came togethere together. >> reporter: and, overnight, president biden did release a
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statement regarding this, saying in part, let me be clear to anyone who intends to spread semitism and the hate, we will stand against any semitism and the rise of extremism in this country. the president going onto express his support for the law enforcement that brought this harrowing standoff to a close. wril -- willie >> incredible work by law enforcement. thank goodness all four of the hostages are safe.yesterday. morgan chesky in te you can imagine what they went through yesterday. morgan chesky in texas morgan, thank you very much. this morning, huge swaths of the country are under winter weather alerts with more snow expected today and an ice storm that could triple the southeast. bill karins will have the forecast in a moment let's begin with kathy park in charlotte where they are bracing for dangerous ice. kathy, good morning. >> reporter: hey, willie good morning to you. right now, we're seeing snow and sleet. it's starting to stick to the roadways we're also tracking that severe ice threat throughout the carolinas. keep in mind, even just a quarter inch of ice could do
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serious damage that's why officials say roughly 750,000 customers could be without power for days this weekend's winter storm showing no signs of slowing down, with millions in the southeast on high alert for a crippling ice storm and heavy snow >> this storm is a menace. >> reporter: georgia, virginia, south and north carolina declaring states of emergency, as officials urge people to stay home >> stay off the roads. the roads really need to be for essential personnel. >> reporter: power companies warning residents of widespread outages. the biggest threat, ice accumulation and strong winds that could knock down power lines and tree limbs the impending storm heightening the demand for groceries a stores struggle with supply chain challenges >> buy what you need, but don't panic buy. >> reporter: the massive system march across the midwest dumping up to a foot of snow in portions of the dakotas and minnesota.
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des moines, iowa, reporting close to 14 inches roads taking a treacherous turn in missouri as the storm intensified on saturday. the threat of more dangerous weather is headed for the northeast, a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain in the forecast a wintry blow that is far from over from over. back here in charlotte, severe ice storm meanwhile, back here in charlotte, severe ice storms are pretty rare. the last significant ice event was in december of 2002 where some spots got up to a half an inch of ice. willie >> kathy park in charlotte kathy, thank you very much let's turn to meteorologist bill karins bill, you've got a beautiful view, but you're looking at an ugly map this morning. >> reporter: yeah. this is an incredible storm. it has so many different aspects. we're shoveling this morning in little rock and memphis. the ice storm has begun in the south. this is the biggest concern. it could last for days with
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power outages in this area let's look at the radar. the blue is snow the areas of pink shows you the freezing rain. this storm system will be moving all the way up the eastern seaboard over the next 36 hours. the worst drive will be from memphis to nashville it's snowing hard in the mountains and north carolina 81 million people impacted the worst of it, we're concerned with the ice storm warnings in areas of upstate south carolina from greenville almost toward charlotte. we could have ice on the trees for major power outages. so be prepared and as we go throughout the extension of the storm, that ice will move northward and we're also very concerned with the high winds with this storm all the way up through the northeast. we could be dealing with high winds, especially on the coast the snowfall totals, notice, i-95 does not get nailed this is not a big snow storm for you, but pittsburgh to buffalo, cleveland, through the mountains of vermont, getting at least a half a foot, maybe some areas as much as a foot and a half. as far as the winds, be prepared monday morning coastal locations could have isolated power outages from long
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island all the way through connecticut. high tide in a lot of locations, watch out monday morning this will be the highest water levels since hurricane sandy this is a storm that we'll be dealing with major impacts >> from arkansas to maine, this storm is no joke bill karins with a look at the forecast, thanks so much, bill novak djokovic, the world's number one men's tennis player will not defend his title at the australian open this year. just an hour ago a court dismissed an appeal from djokovic to remain in the country, ending a drawn-out battle over his vaccination status nbc's molly hunter has more. molly, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning to you look this is moving very fast so we are not at the airport, of course, but a reurter's journalist at the melbourne airport reports he boarded a flight to dubai. the flight has taken off minutes ago. we believe he's now left australia. this morning, the world's number one men's tennis player has been
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deported from australia. in the final immigration ruling in front of a three-judge panel, novak djokovic lost his appeal to overturn his cancelled visa >> the orders of the court are one, the amended application be dismissed with costs. >> reporter: the federal court was unanimous, adding he would be responsible for the government's legal fees and he's subject to a possible three-year ban, which would dash his hopes of defending his australian open title any time soon. in a statement, djokovic said he was extremely disappointed, adding, i'm uncomfortable of the focus of the past weeks has been on me, and i hope we can now focus on the game and tournament i love he wished the players good luck and thanked his family and fans for the support. sunday's order ends a mess two-week saga which started when djokovic entered on an exemption because he's unvaccinated. his visa cancelled twice,
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immigration officials arguing his presence could foster anti-vaccination sentiment his legal team arguing he wasn't endangering anyone and his deportation could do the same, a risk, it turns out, australian officials are willing to take. now, the australian prime minister is applauding this decision it's really worth noting human rights groups are heavily criticizing this decision, arguing that it sets a dangerous precedent and it's indicative of an all-too powerful immigration minister willie >> that 21st grand slam titl will have to wait for djokovic he's on a plane out of australia this morning molly hunter, thanks so much the cincinnati bengals and buffalo bills advance to the next round of the nfl playoffs they both got wins on saturday the bengals winning their first playoff game in 31 years, thanks, in large part, to quarterback joe burrow he thu threw two quarterbacks against the raiders. the raiders quarterback looking for a game-tieing touchdown in the waning seconds of the game but his pass intercepted,
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clenching a 26-19 win for the bengals. the bills steamrolled the rival new england patriots in sub zero buffalo temperatures, scoring a touchdown on each of their first seven drives there are three more playoff games today, including tonight's wildcard matchup between the stealers and chiefs. that starts at 7:30 eastern right here on nbc and on peacock. it's 46 degrees right now in walnut creek, and you may have spotted a few showers overnight. right now about 53 degrees. we had a quick-moving system that brought us sprinkles in some areas. right now walnut creek may be in the 40s but eventually topping out in the 50s. we will get a mix of sun and clouds yet again throughout the bay area. 46 degrees in concord. take a look by 10:00, 11:00,
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president joseph r. biden was sworn into office one year ago this week under extraordinary circumstances. two weeks earlier twoth day, a mob had attacked the united states capitol, seeking to stop congress from certifying biden's election. with washington locked down and his predecessor absent in protest, biden took the oath and became the country's 46th president. the year since like the one prior has been consumed by the pandemic. and by a mixed bag of long legislative battles. in our sunday focus, nbc news white house correspondent monica alba looks back at year one of the biden agenda. >> reporter: president biden is ending his first year in office facing many of the same challenges he was elected to tackle. >> we'll press forward with speed and urgency, for we have
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much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities. >> reporter: an uneven economic recovery with soaring inflation. despite record job growth and low unemployment rates. >> we have more work to do. we're doing it. >> reporter: as the country still battles the coronavirus pandemic, and much of the president's domestic agenda is stalled in a polarized congress. >> i said it's going to take me a year to deliver. >> reporter: for any commander in chief, the first 12 months are full of campaign promises delivered and deferred. >> you have to look at a president in terms of degree of difficulty. and if you think of the number of things joe biden has had to deal with, he's had to make as consequential decisions as almost any president over the last 50 years. >> reporter: among the biden administration's accomplishments so far -- >> go get vaccinated, america. >> reporter: launching a massive campaign to get americans their shots. though 20 % still haven't received a first dose. passing a nearly $2 trillion
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covid relief bill. rejoining the paris climate agreement after the previous administration pulled the u.s. out of it, and signing into law a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. >> america's moving again. and your life is going to change for the better. >> reporter: but still unfinished, the president's signature build back better act, a huge social spending and climate plan with no clear path forward after members of his own party opposed the size and scope. as well as any police reform, comprehensive immigration, gun safety, or voting rights legislation. >> i hope we can get this done. but i'm not sure. >> reporter: all as the omicron variant revealed short falls in testing and a national vaccine mandate for private businesses was blocked by the supreme court. >> i know we're all frustrated as we enter the new year. >> reporter: starting 2022 with plenty of problems at home while also confronting issues abroad,
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including tense talks are russia and china. >> presidents love to come into office and say this is the way i'm going to spend my first year and what i'm going to ask congress for in the second year. it never happens that way, and one reason is foreign policy. >> reporter: last summer the president vowed to end the 20-year war in afghanistan. fulfilling a key campaign pledge. >> we'll do it responsibly, deliberately and safely. >> reporter: but severely underestimating how quickly the taliban would take control, resulting in chaotic and deadly situation. >> i do not regret any decision. >> reporter: moving into a new year of difficult choices only made more complicated by the loochling midterm elections. >> anything he wants, he'd better get right now. not likely to happen during a fall campaign and not likely if the democrats lose control of the house and senate. >> and monica joins me now live from the white house. monica, good morning. as you mentioned, the president
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suffered setbacks this week, both with voting rights in congress and vaccine mandates at the supreme court. how is this administration now looking at year two? >> reporter: well, president biden plans to lay out the agenda for his second year at a wednesday news conference on the eve of his inaugural anniversary. remember, candidate biden campaigned on unity and competence citing decades of washington experience. that was a huge part of why voters put in office. the last few weeks have shown how elusive the reality is. the approval rating sinking the new lows at the in-fighting delays his priorities. white house officials concede they're facing major head winds and will pursue the president's policies. many will live in legislative limbo until november's elections. willie? >> things only get more difficult from here because of those mid terms. monica at the white house, thanks so much.
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good morning. thank you for joining us on this sunday, january 16th. i am kira klapper. the tsunami advisory issued for the west coast has been canceled this morning. this comes as waves crashed on to local shores here in the bay area and far, 5,000 miles away near the island of tonga. today local officials are still urging people to be cautious and keep a safe distance around the shore. community members in the bay area are worried for their loved ones in tonga.
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san mateo county has one of the largest tongan populations outside of the islands. videos show water rushes through towns and that church you just saw there, and many believe the devastation likely will be widespread. one man tells us he talked to family just before the eruption. >> you have been in communication with anybody over there? >> yesterday. >> they already knew it was going to go? >> yeah. >> what were they saying? >> -- >> what will happen when people come to tonga for recovery efforts is another concern, and worries that covid cases will rise in unvaccinated populations. we will turn to meteorologist, vianey arana. >> we are seeing shower activity
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from a system to our south, and that's going to be a possibility through the morning hours. very light, 53 degrees right now in san francisco. this is a live look and it's going to be calmer today when it comes to the weather. we are enjoying the dry pattern, and it looks like we are heading into a drying trend for the last couple of weeks of january in the state of california, really. l.a. is seeing rain right now, and current temperatures at walnut creek, 46 degrees. your temperature trend in the afternoon in the 50s, and we will keep a mix of sun and clouds in the forecast for the afternoon, so expect to keep that lingering. through the concord area, 46 duh graze, and 51 by 10:00 a.m., and let's take a look at your forecasted highs. we will get a mix of sun and clouds and we are going to be very similar to yesterday, a little warmer in some parts of the further south area, and san josé topping out at 62 degrees.
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down through los gatos, 63, and up through the north bay, we will be in the upper 50s for santa rosa, and in through napa and novato. we will start out with cloudy conditions and then peeks of sunshine through the afternoon. kira? >> vianey, we will see you at 7:00. coming up on "today in the bay" at 7:00, surges from the tsunami forcing people in the bay area out of their homes. coming up, the destruction caused by the waves. we will have that plus all of your top stories and vianey's full forecast coming up at 7:00. hope to see you then. right now we will send you back to "sunday today" and willie geist. go play video games? sure, after homework. thankfully, voya provides comprehensive solutions and shows me how to get the most out of my workplace benefits. what's the wifi password again? here...you...go.
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cool. thanks. no problem. voya helps me feel like i've got it all under control. because i do. oh she is good. voya. well planned. well invested. well protected. the virus disrupted our live and cancelled holy days, gender reveal parties, wildfires that started as gender reveal parties. whatever is happening with djokovic. >> "saturday night live" back with the first new episode of the year. an actress who won the golden globe for her performance in with the west side story hosted the show. the musical guest was breechers. america has loved goldie
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hawn since linden johnson was president. she arrived in hollywood as a teenage dancer but soon found herself in the 60s doing television comedy while famously wearing a bikini and body paint in "laugh in". she's had a career full of hit movies. the 76-year-old winner is most proud of a project off screen focusing on the mental health of kids. we got together this week over zoom for a sunday sit-down. >> i'd like you to meet goldie hawn. >> no. >> you're the devil. oh, no. >> you're wrong. i do have feelings. i'm an actress. i have all of them. >> goldie hawn says it all was a happy accident. >> i didn't want to be a movie star, first of all. i just felt people in l.a. and movie industry, they were all
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messed up. i didn't want to be like that. i was a happy person. >> yeah. >> it was 11-year-old promise, what do you want to be when i grow up? i want to be happy. i figured all that out. >> goldie hawn grew up happy in the suburbs of washington d.c. her father was a successful band leader. her mother ran a dance studio. >> i loved dancing. i danced through life. i danced since i was three. and i became a professional dancer. >> she moved to los angeles at 19 years old and quickly danced her way on to the movie screen. ♪♪ >> before landing the gig in 1968 that made her a star as a regular on the tv hit "laugh-in". >> i don't know what's wrong with me. i keep forgetting things. >> how long have you had this problem? >> what problem? >> the next year she was cast in the comedy "cactus flower". and at just 24 years old won the
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academy award for best supporting actress. >> a man who lies cannot love. >> but behind the scenes, she was struggling with her sudden overwhelming fame. >> what happened was being a dancer all my life and then being picked out of the chorus, put into a tv show, i didn't respond well. and then i started getting anxious, and then i started getting panic attacks. i was so scared about what was going on with me that i saw a doctor. i wanted to get happy again. my intention was not to live this way. so i went for eight years, and what was so great about it, it was like the universe -- i call it the university of me. >> with that advanced degree in hand, her career reached new heights. she starred in and executive produced classics like "private benjamin" for which she earned a best actress nomination. >> look at this place.
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the army couldn't afford drapes? i'll be up at the crack of dawn. >> reporter: and "overboard" starring her real life partner, kurt russell. >> maybe you'll spark to this. >> reporter: it seems to me you found your power and producing the movie and taking some control of the way you felt about a project, the way it looked on the screen? >> i'm practical. so it was never the idea of wanting to have control. it was a decision that was basically for me financial. and i didn't know why we needed to pay a big producer. i made movies about women that mattered. it really is about regaining your own power, your personal power. but i will say maybe the best that i ever produced, the best thing, is "mind up". i won't get an academy award for the script, but it's going to work for kids. i said if it works for ten children, i've done something good, and now there's millions.
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>> focus on the importance of mental health and mental fitness for all of us. >> reporter: she founded, mind up, in 2003 as she began a 15-year break from acting. it's a curriculum for kids, parents and schools focusing on the mental health and fitness of children. >> i had a big dream. it was crazy. i mean, i thought i want to create something that children can access and teachers all over the world, because we need to build a kinder world. a world that actually has greater capacity for critical thinking. there's no time like now to have a solution. so we now are online. this is our big launch. it's exciting. it's mind up for life now. >> to date, the courses and now the digital companions have reached more than 7 million children around the world. >> we have all kinds of experts speaking on subjects that aren't
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necessarily just the curriculum, but they're on happiness. they are on wellness. we have a doctor speaking now on the heart and the mind and the brain, and that connection. let's do a brain break. here's how it goes. oh, find a comfortable place to sit. >> we have to get back to basics. we have to really know what makes us happy. one of our little children in mind up, i asked him, i said so how do you use mind up. he said, well, one day my best friend pushed me, and he said, i decided to take a brain break. i thought if i pushed him back, he wouldn't be my best friend anymore. so i didn't. and i thought, oh, my god. that's good critical thinking. so it's kind of giving tools for all of us to say i am a human. you are a human. our blood is the same color. our heart beats the same way.
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>> she has returned to acting in recent years. teaming up with russell on screen again for a pair of popular christmas movies. >> we have over 300,000 shops in the village. >> and every one designed by mrs. claus. >> one of the things that's amazing about your career is you've got "laugh-in" over here that my mom loved and "christmas chronicles" that my kids love. >> i never thought of that. but that's true. i mean, how great is that? to be able to do that? oh, my god. with curt? i mean, it's amazing. and now we've got the little ones who come up to you. when they come up and look at you like they've seen a ghost, you know, you're mrs. claus, and when is the next one coming? so they wait. you know? they're waiting for "christmas
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chronicles three". >> that was terrible, shape up. >> i try not to look back. i just look ahead. it's just looking at the landscape of a life. right? i say that looks pretty good. but listen, i grew up in the chorus, and that means you have to kick your leg as high as the girl to the right, so i'm really a chorus girl. >> if you would like to learn more about mind up for your family or school, just head to mindup.org. don't forget to subscribe to the sunday sit-down podcast to hear the full length interview with goldie hawn. and a special treat for you on this holiday weekend. tomorrow our streaming channel, today all day, is running a sunday sit-down marathon with extended cuts of the conversations with ed sheeran, michael b. jordan and many more. you can watch that at today.com. and next week, a new sunday sit-down with two-time academy award winner on his rise to
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become one of hollywood's very best actors, and his extraordinary new movie "swan song" that will have him in the good morning. it's 53 degrees right now in san francisco. we have light showers south of the golden gate bridge. look how beautiful this is lit up in honor of the 49ers this morning. we hope we will see a win there. forecasted highs for this afternoon, clouds and sunshine. it's going to be in the 60s today, san josé 62 degrees. fremont, 62. hayward, 60 degrees. san francisco, 58. ahead on sunday "today," our highs and lows of the weekend, including a candle that is perfect for frigid winter days like this one. it fills your house with the
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smell of campbell's tomato soup. brilliant or a little dproesz? we'll join the national debate. up next, harry smith on a nation suffering from mass pandemic exhaustion, and why so many americans now are determined to get on with their lives. we're back in just 45 seconds. this is antonelli's cheese shop, and we're the antonellis! we chose our new spark cash plus card from capital one because we earn unlimited two percent cash back on every purchase. and with no preset spending limit, our purchasing power adapts to our business needs. what's in your wallet? where does your almondmilk come from? almond breeze starts here with our almond trees in our blue diamond orchard in california. my parents' job is to look after them. and it's my job to test the product. the best almonds make the best almondmilk. blue diamond almond breeze. some people have joint pain, plus have high blood pressure. they may not be able to take just anything for pain. that's why doctors recommend tylenol®. it won't raise blood pressure the way
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soar to new records. zblz mandates. >> upgrade our masks. >> if you didn't know better, you'd think we're in the middle of a pandemic. >> i think it's hard to process what is happening right now, which is most people are going to get covid. >> numbers are staggering. deaths from covid are nearing 2000 a day. and yet, at last week's college championship football game, indoors, barely masks. almost two years of covid have produced a side effect, covid fatigue. >> when you get the stress of day after day after seeing what's going on with your friends and hearing the news, you get a fatigue that means you get to a point where you're like why bother? why do the things i need to do? >> similar says dr. john torez to something he's seen in his 30 plus years of active and reserve military service. >> does it bear any resemiblens
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to battle fatigue? >> interestingly, it does. because you can see this in battle fatigue. after a while the stresses of battle can wear somebody down to the point where they can't do anything. we're seeing the same thing in the pandemic. people get to the point where they say enough is enough. >> and for that, there is no vaccine. no booster. and it, too, is contagious says adam grant. >> i think it's not only possible. it's likely. i think we have good evidence in social science that emotions are contagious. and so if lots of people are just ready to be done with this, right, that sends a pretty clear signal. >> that voice inside us saying i'm done. >> yeah. i think one of the hardest things for a lot of people has been just to get a sense of momentum. it almost feels like the world is standing still. and your life is frozen. >> like that frozen february morning in a movie we watched a million times. >> and it just feels like ground hog day keeps showing up, and it
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won't quite go away. >> i mean, really sonny and cher every morning over and over again. >> but this advice. >> it's worth looking back at the effort you've already put in to keeping yourself safe. if you're just going to stop indoor masking now, why did you mask for nearly two years? and is it really that painful? is it the worst thing on earth? >> after all, what's the worst that could happen? >> so it's a roll of the dice, essentially. you're gambling with your life. >> and that's a bet you really don't want to make. for "sunday today" harry smith, new york. harry, thank you very much. this week we highlight another life well-lived. in 1968 a young music promoter named michael lang moved to a town called wood stock, new york and thought to himself, this
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would be a good place for a concert. the next summer nearly half a million people showed up and proved him right. >> a scene from the 1970 documentary wood stock. jimi hendrix playing his iconic rendition of the star spangled banner. lang and three partners dreamed up the 1969 festival, billing it as three days of peace and music during a a mull tus time of war and strife in the country. they attracted some of the biggest bands at the time to a dairy farm. the grateful dead, the who, and janice joplin were among 32 acts that shared a bill playing in front of a massive, muddy, and buzzed crowd. a new york native, he was just 24 years old when he organized
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the event that was so big people abandoned their cars on the new york state freeway and walked miles to the farm. after wood stock, lang went onto start his own record label and to manage the career of joe cocker. he organized the 25th anniversary wood stock show in 1994. and another in 1999. santana who starred at woodstock said this week, michael lang was a divine architect of unity and harmony. he will no doubt be orchestrating another celestial event in heaven. michael lang who created one of the most famous cultural moments in american history died last weekend in new york city. he was 77 years old. it's time for our lowest prices of the season on the sleep nunuer 360 smart bed. what if i sleep hot? ...or cold? no problem, the sleep number 360 smart bed is temperature balancing so you both sleep just right. and it senses your movements and automatically
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small plane lost power and crashed onto railroad tracks in a neighborhood. officers in the lapd's foothill divisions responded to extract the pilot. time with us short, though, as the horn and lights of a metro link train grew closer by the second. all of it captured on the officer's body cameras. >> go, go, go. >> just seconds after the pilot is pulled from the plane, it is obliterated by the train. we are happy to report this morning the man who was the only person on board survived and now is recovering from his injuries thanks to the brave officers. >> i think this guy needs to buy a lottery. he pretty much cheated death twice within ten minutes. >> incredible life-saving courage displayed by the officers. our first logo goes to a
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heated. auburn and bam, and now phoenix suns all star guard devin booker and a furry canadian dinosaur. booker stepped to the line for a couple of crucial late game free throws, he was distracted by the raptor's mascot jumping around. if you look in the corner on the right side of your screen, a clearly per teshed booker asked that the big red velociraptor be moved out of his view. after the game he attempted to turn down the temperature on his simmering feud with the person in a dinosaur costume. >> i was trying to get him out the way. it worked. i'm glad to be shooting without him down there. >> we have some -- >> we're cool now, though. >> proving the homeys are, in
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fact, cool, as he said. booker debuted a twitter picture, a photo of the raptor's mascot banished to the sidelines. the raptor returned the favor on his official account, changing his photo to one of him distracting booker. there is peace in our time. with less than three weeks now until the beijing winter olympic games, our next high goes to a beautiful act of friendship from one teammate to another at the u.s. speed skating trials in milwaukee. friends since they were kids growing up in oh cala, florida. jackson is the top ranked 500 meter skater in the world. but she slipped in her race at trials and finished third. costing the devastated lympic favorite a spot in the beijing games, or so she thought. watching her friend's dreams slip away, bo stepped in. >> my heart sank when it happened.
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that evening i said if it's -- if it comes down to me, if there's anything i can do to get you on the team, you have my place. >> after making the olympic team in the 1,000 meter 1500 meter and 500 meter events, bo, true to her word, gave up her spot in the 500 meter race at the olympics so jackson can skate for gold. >> i can see myself down there celebrating during the team announcement and popping champagne with the rest of the team, but not without erin being there. >> we have individual goals but also team goals. it's nice for the world to see what an amazing person she is. >> we cannot watch to wait both of them skate for team usa in beijing. >> our final logos to the recent trend of candles that give off scents the candle gods did not intend. . you may mcdonald's released
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in california. sadie celebrating her 95th birthday along with hudson with his first birthday. cecil, a united states navy veteran in wisconsin. happy 88th birthday, and thank you for your service to the country. along the bottom, dan, laura. cool. mallory, look at mallory in maryland. nice backbend. jeff and his grandsons in west virginia. and jack, cc, lu, kris, and monique in colorado. you get the sunday today mug online at today.com/shop. thank you for spending part of your morning with us. we'll see you here nt week on ex
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good morning. it's january, sunday 16th. i am kira klapper. meteorologist, vianey arana, has a look at your microclimate forecast. >> the weather is calmer and the tsunami advisory has been canceled for the entire coastline for us here in the bay area. there's peace of mind with that, but there could be choppy water. 45

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