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endorsed by the democratic party, nancy pelosi, and dianne feinstein. down. you cannot end birth right citizenship. one of the most important elections in our lives. you can vote and you can vote. good morning and welcome to "sunday today" on this november 4th. i'm willie geist. we are two days away from the mid term elections, historically a rebuke of the sitting president. at this point in president obama's first term democrats lost 63 seats in the house of representatives and six in the senate in what the president
famously called a shellacking. president trump is working hard to prevent a flip of congress holding rallies in florida an montana on saturday and he has five more to go before tuesday. on saturday the president tauted the economy off a strong jobs report and his decision to send more troops to the border. we're live on the campaign trail and we'll talk to chuck todd about some of the closest races around the country. then a utah community is grieving this morning after its mayor, a u.s. service member, was killed in an apparent insider attack in afghanistan. the soldier, a father of seven. we'll look back at his life lost in a 17-year war. and later, a sunday sitdown with one of the biggest stars in the world. mark wahlberg talking about his new movie, the insane workout routine that has him up at 2:30 in the morning and the reaction of his children when they hear markey mark's good vibrations. >> what do your kids think about the song? >> dude, i was at a football game, my son's game last week,
and in the middle of the game they start playing "good vibrations ". my wife is cracking up. she's looking at my son. >> a sunday sitdown in boston with mark wahlberg plus harry smith and another life well lived a bit later in the show. let's begin this morning with two days to go until the mid-term elections. in this final push the president had headline two rallies today and three more on monday. president obama gets back on the campaign trail today as well. nbc's kristen welker is covering it. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the stakes could not be higher for president trump and his agenda. in many ways the mid terms are a referendum on him. in two days he's making a frenzied final push. this morning duels closing arguments pitting president trump against top democrats in the final sprint to election day. >> you're going to vote, right? >> reporter: overnight in florida president trump abling to energize his supporters.
>> if this election is based on crowds, they might as well cancel it because we won. >> reporter: at an event for republican candidates, ron desantis for governor and rick scott for senator, mr. trump increasingly touting the economy. >> the hottest economy anywhere on earth. >> reporter: and taking aim at critics who have questioned why he's focused more on immigration than jobs ahead of the mid terms. >> we know how well we're doing with the economy and we have to solve problems. >> reporter: targeting desantis's challenger andrew gillum. >> he's not equipped to be your governor. >> reporter: gillum got his own high wattage help from jimmy buffet on saturday. but mr. trump was also quick to stoke fresh fears over that caravan of central american migrants praising the arrival of u.s. troops at the border. >> did you watch tonight? i sent the united states military to our borders and i watched that barbed wire being
put down, barbed wire. >> reporter: a point he's hammered home again and again, including during a rally in montana earlier saturday. >> criminals in some cases, in many cases, they'll say, do you have proof? yeah, i have proof. they threw stones in the police's face. >> reporter: so is his message working? >> he is an excellent motivator and he can fire the base like no one else i've ever seen in my lifetime. >> reporter: it's all part of the president's final push, 1 1 rallies in 8 states largely targeting his base and democrats are out in force. former president obama who's been crisscrossing the country. >> that power rests in your hands. >> reporter: will stump in his home state of illinois today as his former vice president, joe biden, ampd to energize democrats in ohio saturday. >> we have to reset the moral compass of this nation. we do that on tuesday. >> reporter: now president trump is targeting areas that are
friendly to him, in other words, his core supporters. today he makes stops in georgia and tennessee. so far nearly 33 million people have voted earl whether i exceeding the number of total early votes cast in 2014, a sign voters are energized, willie. >> kristen, thank you very much. chuck todd is nbc's political director and he joins us here in studio in new york this morning. good to see you in the flesh. >> good morning. we never get to do this. >> we're two days away. we've been talking about this for now long, months and months and months. the early voting is huge. exceeding 2014. the energy is there. put into perspective what you're looking for on tuesday night. >> well, look, i think there's two large stories. number one, president trump's the issue. you know, i was talking to somebody who was working with a candidate in one of the raszs where the candidate's personal rating is very high. right now they look like they're going to lose. there's only one reason. it's the president. he is the referendum. in the suburbs he's a negative
referendum. in rural america he's a positive. the other thing is this turnout. we've seen an enormous amount of interest in this election. at some point if you get so many people to show up in the polls, it makes all the current polling irrelevant. >> right. you look at these specific races. sort of canaries in the coal mine. if we're watching early, florida and georgia. >> florida and georgia got the most nationalized, highest exposure candidates. you have a hand picked trump-like candidate in ron desantis. andrew gillum an unabashed african-american democrat. it's a real test, right? democrats want to move in a more progressive direction. if he wins that will define the presidential primary field. in that sense, the party that wins florida can say they won
the night. >> ron desantis couldn't be more pro trump. >> that's one of his problems, he's almost too tied to him. for good or bad he's too tied with him. those are state races. one, claire mccaskill in a fight for her life in arizona. >> to me you can't say it's a democratic wave if claire mccass kehl loses. she can only win if there is a surge in democratic enthusiasm. this is a state that's trending republic republican, has been for a decade now. if she survives, that is a big night for democrats. if she doesn't, that tempers any positives, i think, for the democrats because, yes, they're going to make gains in the house. if she loses, it's a reminder they may lose seats. >> the magic number is 23 in the house. if the democrats flip 23, that means nancy pelosi has the gavel back. democrats control the intel committee, impeachment's on the table for some democrats, not
all of them. what does our government in this country look like if the house is controlled by democrats up against the president? >> we had a taste of this, right, after the 2014 elections essentially or 2010 elections with president obama where you had one party with the senate and the white house and the opposite party in the house. nothing gets done. it's super gridlock when you have that situation. when the house is the opposite of the white house, it's almost like a super sized gridlock because of the investigations and all of that stuff. one thing democrats have to figure out if they win control of one or more of these chambers, yes, they can hold him more accountable but voters are fearful of gridlock. they have to figure out how to work with him on something and that will be an interesting challenge if they do end up with real power. >> real quick, chuck, what's your number in the house? >> my over/under line since i'm a sports guy is 35. 35 seats. i would set that as my line. last week i'd of taken the under. this week i might lean towards the over actually it's a no play
for me. >> smart man. >> no play for me. 35 would be my over/under line. >> good to see you in the stood yes. more for you on the final push when chuck is joined by stacy abrams and missouri's attorney general and republican candidate for senate, josh hawley. stay with nbc news for complete coverage of the mid term elections, chuck, lester and savannah. live coverage tuesday night. this morning we are learning more about the national guardsman killed this week in an apparent insider attack in afghanistan. brent taylor was the father of seven children and a mayor who was on leave to serve the country. nbc's kathy park has more. >> reporter: this morning a utah community grieving over the sudden loss of one of their own who died while deployed overseas. brent taylor held many titles, father, husband, mayor, and major in utah's army national guard. on saturday military officials
released details of an apparent insider attack in kabul killing one u.s. service member and injuring another. while no names were mentioned in the report, touching tributes and condolences began surfacing on social media honoring taylor's life of service. senator orrin hatch tweeted news of his death in afghanistan is devastating. my prayers and love are with jenny and his seven young children. mitt romney added another unmeasurable price is paid for freedom. taylor took a leave of absence as mayor of north ogden for a one year commitment in afghanistan, his fourth deployment. another utah city mayor says he's devastated. >> i can't tell you how much he meant to me. he was my best friend. >> reporter: taylor frequently shared photos and experiences on facebook. his final postdated october 28th, months shy of returning home, reflected on his commitment to country, freedom and democracy.
his final point eluded to the upcoming elections in which he wrote, united we stand, divided we fall, god bless america. taylor is survived by his wife jenny and their seven children. >> our thoughts and our gratitude are with major taylor's family this week who died on his fourth deployment more than 17 years after the war in afghanistan began. we'll take a turn and look at the weather with dylan. >> good morning, willie. we have heavy torrential downpours falling now through st. louis, through cedar rapids iowa. this is a quick moving system that will move through the east. you can't miss the snow that's falling across northern wisconsin as well. it will weaken a bit and tonight we are going to see the chance of some of those heavier pockets of rain through nashville. this will continue to basically move towards the east coast as we go into monday evening and we
are looking for some areas of heavy rain in the morning and eventually in the evening in boston. as far as the snowfall is concerned, because that would cause the biggest trouble this morning, we can see up to 4 to 6 inches, especially through northern minnesota. also the and today we're tracking a bit of a cooldown across the bay area. san francisco right now, not a lot of cloud cover over the city. temperatures waking up into the 50s. little bit breezier along the coastline and the hillside areas. wind speeds at about 12 miles per hour. the winds are expected to decrease into the afternoon and our overall temperatures will run 10, possibly 15 dweeegrees some spots, concord upper 70s/low 80s. and that's your latest forecast. the highs and the lows of the week. the beautiful gesture in the middle of an unthinkable tragedy, from one faith to
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age the march massacre carried by an anti-semitism after the massacre at the tree of life synagogue has a muslim group that did some crowd funding. the group wrote, we wish to respond to evil with good as our faith instructs us. we hope to lessen their burden in some way. the money is being transferred to the islamic center of pittsburgh where it will be handed out. >> we just want to know what you need. you know, if it's more money, let us know. if it's people outside your next service, you know, protecting you, let us know. we'll be there. if you just need somebody to come to the grocery store because you don't feel safe in the city, we'll be there and i'm sure everybody in the room would say the same thing. we're here for the community. >> the original goal was $25,000. as of this morning, are you ready for this? $235,000 have been raised for the victims of the tree of life shooting. we should point out.
celebrate mercy raised $165,000 to repair vandalism at a jewish cemetery near st. louis. dylan, at moments like this there is so much more light than darkness and there's another example. our first logos to an injury suffered by the world series trophy during the red sox championship parade in boston this week. anyone who's ever watched a boston victory parade, there have been far too many of them across every sport over the last generation. >> not enough.
drinking, and chatting while seated in the water. how about this one? bon appetito. you feel like you missed a joke with the waiters, waders. >> you missed the joke. >> you're just here to critic e criticize? >> that's what i'm doing. >> a quick bonus high. you're going to like this. it happened in a game this weekend. john got is an ottawa weekend. john gott is an offensive lineman. after his team scored a touchdown pulled off a celebration for the ages grabbing a cold one from a fan, chugging it fully and then, get ready for it, smashing the can on his helmet. goes without saying he quickly became an internet sensation.
they say athletes aren't role models. was that the end of the game? >> mid game, score a touchdown. >> at least he had the helmet on. >> in boston for a sunday sitdown with mark wahlberg. the question why would a person wake up at 2:30 in the morning. we'll talk about the rise through the streets in dorchester to become hollywood's highest paid actor. later, harry smith visits the middle school science genius whose invention in flint, michigan, has made her a star. send us your best and send us your best and weirdest on facebook,
bay bridge toll plaza good sunday morning. it is 6:26. here is a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is bright out there. normally it would be 7:26 right now. hopefully you enjoyed an extra hour of sleep. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klaper. vianey arana has a look at your microclimate forecast. >> it's another clear day, sunny out there and still breezy in some spots, including san francisco. wind speeds at about 1 miles per hour. 54 degrees right now. we've been waking up to the 40s and 50s. check out palo alto, 48 degrees. down through mountain view 49 but today we're expected to run cooler, so we're going to cool down just a bit, but still even
though we're cooling down, the temperatures will be above normal for this time of the year. check out san jose, only topping out into the upper 70s. by about 12:00, it will be 74 degrees and in through the interior valleys we can expect to see upper 70s, a couple low 80s but no upper 80s for today, so some spots are ten degrees cooler. i'll break the work week counsel and we're dealing with some elevated fire danger, and still fairly dry. >> we'll see you in about half an hour, vianey, thanks. for the first time in nearly two decades a police shooting in a typically safe and quiet community. people in danville are rattled after police were forced to open fire shooting and killing one man. the shooting followed a chase that ended at diablo road. the suspect attempted to run over an officer who then fired
his weapon at the car to stop that driver. the driver was rushed to the hospital, where he later died. witnesses say the scene was chaotic. >> we saw the police fly down the road and moments later we heard five gunshots and ducked down because we didn't know what was going on. >> according to police, the man who had been shot was reported a few minutes earlier in a nearby neighborhood as a suspicious person who was ringing kodoorbes at homes. we continue to follow a developing story, a supervised visit turns into an abduction. an amber alert remains active for 1-year-old alexander panaloza and his 11-year-old sister, priscilla. here is their mother, diana moreira. they put at the park friday night along with a child protective services worker who was supervising their visits. the worker reportedly took the girl to the bathroom and
returned to find the mother and baby boy gone. the girl then vanished. police believe she met up with the mother. diana moreira has california plates 6uwl251. the trio may be headed to colorado springs. coming up this morning on "today in the bay," if you're waiting for black friday for the big deals, you could be out of luck if you wait too long. we'll tell you about the new holiday shopping strategies, and apparently it's all happening right now. just what we need, another excuse to shop. all of your top stories coming up at 7:00. back to "sunday today" with willie geist.
and who -- who is in this caravan? >> everyone you've ever seen in your nightmares, laura. it's got gaut at the mall lans, mention he cans, isis, the menendez brothers, the 1990 detroit pistons, thenos and several baba dukes. >> 1990s pistons reference. wow. "saturday night live" with its take on the state of the political conversation heading into tuesday's elections. jonah hill hosted snl and maggie rogers was the musical guest. over the past two decades mark wahlberg has worked his way into hollywood's a-list with movies like "the perfect storm,"
"the departed," "lone fighter." forbes mag is a seen put walhberg on the last r list of top actors with $68 million. he spent his boston youth in trouble with police before a brief overnight hip-hop career made him a star. mark and i got together in south boston where he's shooting an upcoming movie to talk about the ride and his new movie "instant family." >> people who take care of foster kids are special. >> reporter: over the span of three decades mark wahlberg has worked his way on to hollywood's a-list, but he has never forgotten his roots. it was a number one hit around the world in 1981. for an often shirtless, working class guy from boston who went by markey mark. >> you had just turned 20 when "good vibration" blew up.
you go from the childhood you had to becoming a household name and a recognizable face around the world. how did you handle that? >> i was an idiot. i was loving all of it. i had the biggest attitude, ego in the world and i thought i was fantastic. it's naas see eighting to see me especially talk back then. >> what do you mean? >> i was so full of attitude, but you needed that. to survive around here, you needed -- you needed that. you know, you needed to be tough. >> 47-year-old mark wahlberg grew up poor in south boston's dorchester neighborhood as the youngest of nine children. his parents divorced when he was 11. wahlberg dropped out of high school at 14 and fell into a violent life on the streets. at 16 he spent 45 days in jail for assault. >> when you look back on your childhood, do you think that was i guess it was formative but critical to the man who's sitting here right now? >> absolutely.
>> scrapping, the fighting. >> absolutely. i wish -- i wish -- i wish i would have listened to a lot of the real role models that i didn't recognize as that earlier on but you can't change those things. those things were things i needed to go through to become the person i am. >> the turn from crime towards music began with help from mark's brother donnie. a member of the big time boy band new kids on the block. donnie helped mark land a recording contract. they went platinum with the first album. "good vibrations" made wahlberg a star around the world. he became the famous face and body of calvin klein underwear, but the group's second album was a flop. director penny marshal called wahlberg with an idea. the rapper should become an actor in her next movie, the 1994 comedy "renaissance man." >> i grew up watching movies. my dad and i, he would bring in
a six-pack of slitsschlitz, giva pack of ororeos. once i auditioned, i couldn't see me doing anything else. >> wahlberg proved his chops to hollywood with the breakout role of porn star dirk diegler in the 1970 hit "boogie nights." >> your name. >> my name, yeah. >> something with pizzaz, dirk digler. >> then he earned a role in "the departed." and more critical praise as "the fighter." around the same time wahlberg was cutting through his tough guy image with a series of comedy mitts including the other guys with will ferrell. >> hi. >> who are you? >> i'm his wife. >> it's a ball and chain.
>> come on, seriously, who is that? >> and ted where he co-starred with a white teddy bear. >> mandy. >> marilyn. >> no. >> brittney? >> no. >> tiffany. >> in his latest film "instant family" wahlberg plays dad. they experience the joy and frustration of adopting three foster children. >> thanks, daddy. >> i just got my first daddy. >> you suck! >> was it important to you guys to get that right so people could get the message when they saw it that this is a beautiful thing? >> oh, absolutely. i think after seeing the first couple of screenings with an audience most of the comments were, we're going out and adopting ten kids. >> "instant family" is based on the real life story of shawn anders and his own children. >> we wanted it to be honest and truthful and depict what it was like for him and his wife going through that experience. >> off screen walhberg lives in
los angeles with his wife rea and his four children. there are two grounding forces, family and his catholic faith. >> how big is religion and faith at the center of your life? >> it's just the most important part of my life. it's allowed me to be successful in every aspect of my life, especially with my family, my marriage, my career. it also helps me to stay focused and disciplined and keep me getting up a at 2:30 in the morning instead of getting home at 2:30 in the morning. >> when he he's training for a role he wakes up at 2:30 in the morning. his shocking daily schedule became a viral success when he posted it to instagram. >> you fwhee this is? >> probably. >> see, i didn't put out the schedule. >> you didn't -- >> can we clarify? >> what do you mean? >> somebody asked me for my schedule and broke it down. see the shower from 6:00 a.m. to
7:30. there's no hour and a half shower. >> right. >> no more hot water. no, i probably take a five to seven minute shower. >> why do you wake up at 2:30? couldn't you work out at 5:30? >> no, it's taking an hour and a half, 1:45 to do the workout. i have to get up, do my prayers, eat breakfast, do my training, then do all of my reading. >> you and i have one thing in common. cryo chamber. >> i don't have my personal one. they wanted to give me one but it's like a giant condenser. where am i going to put that? >> nearly 30 years removed from markey mark, wahlberg finds he is still followed by "good vibrations." >> what do your kids think about the song? >> dude, i was at a football game, my son's game last week and middle of the game they start playing "good vibrations." and my wife's just cracking up
laughing. she's looking at my son who's basically burying his head in his helmet. it's fine for me. i don't want to make their life any more difficult. i think my past may not be something that they should -- it should not be their burden to bear. ♪ good vibrations >> good song. still is. mark's new film is in the studios on the 13th. our thanks, by the way, to grand 10 distill larry in boston for hosting mark and me. to hear how mark uses the example of his own troubled years as a teen through mark wahlberg youth foundation, check out the "today's" extras. you'll hear the entire unedited interview with mark wahlberg, it's a good one. find it on tune in or wherever you get your podcast. next week, the queen herself, golden globe and emmy award winning star, claire foy,
a conversation about playing a young queen elizabeth and her new project next week on "sunday today." coming up this morning, dylan and i will answer your questions. use #sundaytoday and we will get to as many as we can when we read our sunday mail at the end of the day. dylan is back with another look at the weather. hey, dylan. >> hey, willie. we're keeping our eye on the next storm. it's bringing heavier rain and even snow through the higher elevations. out west this will move eastward as we go through tomorrow. on monday we are going to see the chance of stronger storms. damaging winds, large hail. can't rule out a tornado especially in parts of tennessee and into mississippi and northwestern alabama. then as we go into tuesday we are going to see this whole storm system continue to move eastward. we could see pockets of heavier rain monday night lasting through tuesday morning in area
we're starting to see some fog creep in through portions of the north bay and even into the golden gate bridge. the temperatures right now 40s for palo alto. 48 degrees for half moon bay. 55 for oakland, down through the south bay and interior valleys, all the temperatures will warm up comfortably into the 70s. we'll be running a few degrees cooler today, especially for inland areas. san jose expected to climb into the upper 70s and after that, overnight lows and patchy morning clouds. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. next on "sunday today." at long last the mid term elections are two days away. we'll tell you about a new kind of candidate hoping to lead the for you, it's always leap over look. now over later. and pause. not even in your vocabulary. so when a cold sore tingle strikes. you act on it.
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>> before i served eight years with the cia. >> i became a navy helicopter pilot. >> before i was a cia analyst in the middle east. >> before serving three tours. >> in iraq. >> afghanistan. >> most women are democrats but several are republicans including martha mcsally who was in the air force and is now running for senate. >> we are going to fly, fight and win! >> regardless of party, they're trying to dramatically expand the ranks of female vets serving in congress beyond the current four. >> when i was a marine, we went out on a mission, i didn't look to the marine on my left or the marine on my right and say, hey, are you a democrat or a republican? >> just 19% served in the military, down 73% from the early 1970s. most have never run for office before but many have experienced fighting on behalf of all women. >> it's fundamental.
>> women weren't allowed to fly in combat. >> every member of the house and senate armed services committee a letter saying open up this job. >> one male senator responded. >> i do not believe that women should participate in combat situations. >> yeah, so i'd like to hand it back to him some day after 89 missions that i've done. >> women were allowed to fly starting in 1993 but over a decade later women still couldn't serve in ground combat. m. jhay garr sued and lobbied to save it. >> it was to lobby with congress and meet with representatives. everybody, it was really just a 40, you know, really pissed off female combat vets who bonded together and said, let's do that. >> i wouldn't want to take that group on. >> exactly. >> i have never run for political office before. >> i started realizing i should run. >> are you ready to serve america? >> for "sunday today" kasie hunt, nbc news, round rock,
texas. kasie, thank you very much. next on sunday today, harry smith with the star science whiz who's changing the world right from her middle school classroom. >> if i'm 13, i'm worried about what other people think, i'm worried about what people are going to say about me. >> yeah. >> do you have any of that stuff? >> that's why my parents have kept me off of social media. >> and later, a life well lived. the man who's teaching an example show generations of checkout is at 4pm. plenty of time to enjoy your ride. (bicycle bell sound) ♪ ♪ (bicycle bell sound) ♪ ♪ (bicycle bell sound) ♪ ♪ explore more with a guaranteed 4pm checkout at over 1,000 fine hotels and resorts. it's another way we've got your back. ♪ ♪ the platinum card from american express. don't live life without it.
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yup, that's me in middle school. it was about that time, 30 years ago, for my science fair project i invented plates made of rice crispy treats. the idea is you would eat your meal off the plate and eat the plate, genius. one middle schooler from colorado has become a national celebrity by aiming much higher and doing much more good with her project. harry smith introduces us in our sunday closer. >> reporter: catangalie rou is
famished. >> favorite foods? >> pizza. >> but her love of pizza is nothing compared to her appetite for knowledge. >> so how is your chinese? >> thank you. >> she is, to say the least, insayingsable. >> how would you describe yourself? >> i'm a very curious person. i like to learn about everything i can see and know about everything around me. >> especially curious about science. it started when she was little with a kid's chemistry set. >> i realized that i really liked to do stuff that's hands on and see changes. >> add one substance to another. >> exactly. >> you get. >> yeah. >> something cool. >> last year she was named america's top young scientist for her invention of a water testing kit inspired by the led crisis in flibt, michigan. >> led poisoning is growing at an alarming proportion. >> yes, she's done a ted talk and spoken to investors in silicon valley and wowed jimmy fallon on the "tonight show."
>> so i created a device which detects led in drinking water. >> good for you. >> was it cool to do? >> one of the coolest moments of my life. >> she felt there was something horribly unfair about children in america not knowing if the water in their tap was safe. >> i heard about this new technology emerging on m.i.t.'s page where they were using carbon and nano tube sensors. >> right. >> to detect hazardous gases in the air. >> so you saw that on the m.i.t. web page? >> yes. that was just -- >> because it just so happens that's someplace you hang out a lot? >> yeah. >> i love it. it pretty much is. >> tons of trial and error. no, like really a lot and plenty of mistakes until finally this. >> if i did this perfectly with no mistakes and i want to learn from something -- >> right. >> -- but if i didn't make any of those mistakes, i wouldn't know that it could have been 20 times better than it was going
to be. >> she is remarkably and unenvy ab bring unfettered by consciousne consciousness. >> if i'm 13 i'm worried what people will think or what they'll say about me? do you have any of that snuff. >> that's why my parents have kept me off of social media. >> you do what you want to do and what you're passionate about. >> she practices beethoven on the piano but likes to listen to 21 pilots. ♪ ♪ >> and plays bass guitar in a band. her hero is madam currie who won nobels in chemistry. >> she's a model but she can code. you can have the beauty and the brains. >> this way. >> back in the kitchen it was time to bake cookies, which is chemistry by the way. >> do you ever feel pressure m your life? you're a super high achiever? >> no, i never really feel pressure because i like what i'm
doing so it's never really pressure for me. >> right. >> i think it's just all fun and games. >> for "sunday today," harry smith, lone tree, colorado. >> how cool is she? harry, thank you very much. this week we highlight another life well lived. bernard brag was born deaf with two deaf parents. brag's father was an amateur actor who knew how difficult life would be for his young son so he taught bernard to love the theater. when brag attended gallaudet college for deaf and hard of hearing students, he played the lead in several school plays and won awards for his acting. after graduation he earned a job teaching at california's school for the deaf where he directed theater productions. in 1956 brag met the famed french mime marcel marceau after a performance in san francisco.
mar marceau invited him to study with him. he was the founder of the national theater of the deaf. on april 2nd, 1967, brag and his company made history when they produced a first of its kind one hour show performed in sign language and televised nationally here on nbc. marley matlin who won "in children of a lesser god" it is with a heavy heart i say good-bye to bernard brag. he was my friend, mentor, teacher. rest in peace, my love. bernard brag, america's first professional deaf actor died this week in los angeles. this week in los angeles. he was 90 i was on the fence about changing from a manual to an electric toothbrush. but my hygienist said going electric could lead to way cleaner teeth. she said, get the one inspired by dentists, with a round brush head. go pro with oral-b. oral-b's gentle rounded brush head
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we close this morning with a look at our sunday mail where we take your questions from twitter, facebook and instagram. our first question this morning comes from ted in florida. ted wants to know, i imagine your schedules are almost as insane as mark wahlberg's. what time do you guys wake up and go to bed every night? we talked to mark wahlberg about his schedule that has him up at 2:30 in the morning. >> al roker works out. >> no chance. i tried it for a while at 3:30 and i said, i'm not giving up the hour of sleep. i wake up about 4:30 and i'm shot out of a cannon to go to work so i don't have all of that early stuff. >> do you go to bed early? >> no, 10:30. >> calvin's in bed at 7:30, i'm in bed at 8. >> yeah. and i falla sleep. there's no tv in the room. go to bed, sleep. >> that's impressive. when your kids start going to bed later.
>> amy in georgia wants to know, what are the weirdest superstitions you believe? i don't know if it's a superstition as much as a time saver. i lay out my clothes before i go to bed. >> will something bad happen if you don't do that? >> yes, i'll lose three minutes of sleep. >> you're very practical. >> mine is if i go to bed at night, nothing can be crossed. i can't have legs, arms, anything crossed. i have to say, good knight, i love you, see you in the morning. >> with the spaghetti arms? >> it helps with my nighttime routine. >> do you stay that way all night? >> no, sass so rk, as soon as i can wrap back up. >> would you rather travel to the future or past? >> the past. >> i want to live in like the '50s. i want to be in the kitchen, i want to bake. i love the style of the '50s. >> you can bake now, you know. >> no, i know. the kitchens were better. >> thank you. thank you for spending part of
good sunday morning. it is 7:00 on this november 4th. here is a live look outside from our photographer mikey in the oakland hills, looking toward san francisco, with those low clouds, but boy, it still looks beautiful. you can see the sales force tower peeking up there. thanks for joining us. i'm kira klapper. vianey arana has a look at your microclimate forecast, and it's brighter out there, because it would normally be 8:00 right now. >> very true. >> hopefully everyone enjoyed one more hour of sleep. >> we were talking about how we kept anxiously waking up in the middle of the night to make sure the clock was right. >> i woke up at 2:00 a.m., wait, i have another hour. this is awesome. >> you get to enjoy pl