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you've seen today. from sir walter scott's castle to richard landry's malibu home. you can also connect with us on facebook, twitter, and instagram at openhousetv. we'll be back next week with more luxurious homes. thanks for watching. [music playing] good . good good morning. trum and lint n on top. the billionaire republican riding high this morning after a big win in south carolina. >>let put this thing away and let's make america great again. thank you very much. >> mar rubio edging out ted incruz for second. >> now, the children ofsthe reagan revolution are ready to assume the mantle of leadership. >> an emotional jeb bush calls it quits.
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>> while on the democratic side, hillary clinton clinches a much-needed win in nevada. >> some may have doubted us, but we never doubted each other. >> bernie sanders promising his supporters that this isn't over. we're live on the campaign trail. breaking overnight, deadly shootings. a horrific scene in michigan as a gunman goes on a rampage. >> o581 south 9th st et. 5581 south 9th street at sack sacramento sacramento. ots fired. >> ran tomorrowly shooting at ople for five hours. theasunman going to three different locations, killing six peopwile, including a father and son. police finally grabbing the man bleechd to be t shooter. we're live on the scene. what will she say?d camille cosby in a legal battle against bill cosby as she's set be deposed tomorrow in the civil suit against him. forever friends. a highly anticipated reunion as
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together for the first time in nearly 12 years. >> how you doing? >> how it feels for them to be back together after all these years. "today," sundaytifebruary 21st, 2016. >> from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm sheinelle jones. erica is enjoying the morning off. >> glalfto have you with us. i'm craig melvin alongside dylaniddreyer. first, let's take a look at the results from saturday's pr besidential races. donald trump with a huge win in south carona.gahis second primary win in a row. marco rubio coming in second. ted cruz in third. >> meanwhile, hillary clinton and bernie sanders went into nevada neck and neck. but clinton wound up edging out sanders by 6%. >> we have full coverage just
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but bere is a story breaking right now to get to. just al terrible scene in kalamazoo, michigan. six people have been killed so far. including a father and son. a 14-year-old girl is fighting for her life this hour. nbc's blake mccoy is in kalamazoo with the latest. blake, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, craig. this terrifying ordeal began around 6:00 p.m. last night. a shooter rampaging the city of kaoulamazoo here. three different shooting among the victims, a 14-year-old girl. >> a siooting spree that has rocked kalamazoo, michigan began heinre just before 6:00 p.m. in bethe parking lot of this apartment complex. a an mot er with her three children guened down. right eow, she's in serious condition. then, shortly after 10:00 p.m., more shots, a father and his 18-year-old son killed at a local car dealership. >> we have somebody just driving
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shooting them dead in their tracks. >> the shots continued 15 minutes later up the road at a cracker barrel restaurant. five people in two separate cars shot. >> priority 2. 5581 south 9th hostreet. 5581 south 9th street at the cracker barrel. shots fired. >> four wom.n dead at the scene, a fifth, a 14-year-old girl,o said to be in grave cosite ot. at 12:40 a.m., more than six hours after the first shod rang out, 45-year-old jason brian dalton was taken into custody. police say without incident. overnight, police searching his home and vehictemwhede they say they found a gun. the victims appeared to have been chosen at random. >> we're very confident that we have the right person in cust y. we have significant evidence. >> reporter: as you said, they e confident they have the right man. as to what evidence they have beyond the gun in his car, they
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at this point a motive is deknown an ruerorities say that's the million dollar question this morning. guys. >> awful scene in kalamazoo, blake mccoy, thank you. pelituns now. donald trump's big victory in south carolina. the republic n front-runner with two primary wins under his belt. it was a neck and neck race for second place. we have full coverage and analysis this morning on both he es. let's begin with nbe s gabe gutierrez who is in tennessee. gabe, good morning? morning. overnight, the campaign for race in tenneisee for a rally later today. already looking ahead to super esday. the man to beat, that brash billionaire who has defied all odds. roaring to victory in south carolina. this morning, donald trump is steam rolling toward the gop nomination. nothing eme to out running for president, i can tell you. it'stough, it's nasty. 's mean. it's vicious.
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>> but surging to second place, mamarco rubio riding the endorsement of popular governor nikki haley. >> now t,e children of the reagan revolution are ready to assume the mantel of leadership. >> and bouncing back from a disastrous fish in new hampshire. >> after tonight, this has become a three-pers race and we will win the nomination. that race now intensifying. rubio edging out ted cruz who fought hard for evangelicals in the first primary of the south which drew record turnouts. now a heated battle over who can stop the trump juggernaut. >> we are the only campaign that has dieaten and can beat donald trump. >> the scramble is on for dough knows norse after the end of a political dynasty. >> tonight i am suspending my campaign. yeah, yeah. >> an emotional jeb bush finishing fourth in single
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moanthntocam ao ning for him.u two floridians went into south carolina, only one emerged. >> a lot of the people on jeb's team, we're going to welcome them to our team. >> on to nevada, where republicans will caucus on tuesday. trump towering over vega i rubio spent part of his childhood there. trying to regain momentum. >> let's put this thing away and let's make america great again. thank you very much. >> reporter: john kasich wasn't even in south carolina last night choosing instead to focus on super tuesday battles in the northeast and the midwest. dr. bep carson finished a distance sixth. but he's vowing to stay in the race. sheinelle? >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. chuck todd is moderator of meet the press. good morning to you. >> good morning, craig. >> as he will likely tell you ter this morning, record
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there are 46 couour s in south carolina. donald trump won all but three. is his nomination a foregone conclusion at this point, chuck? >> if this were any other elrepublican, that's what we'd be talking about. no republiain won back-to-back like this since 1980 and not become the republican nominee. that's how big and important this win is. look, cruz and rubio have resources. cruz and rubio have packed in the nomination. there's no doubt about it. but donald trump has the easiest path to s e nomination now. the question is, does this stay three-way race? does it get narrowed u n to two? e ohm question that republicans have had about trump now is whether he can win in a one-on-one? will we get there in time to test that premise or will he have racked up enough delegates and win byo say, the end of martha it won't matter anymore. i think that will be the next ten days. this sort of fight between cruz
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does it sort itself out in time to actually create a stop trump movement that can succeed? >> we've been sifting through some of the exit polling this morning. there was one particular nugget that caught our attention. we want to put it on the screen. south carolina gop voters. do you support banning muslims from entering the united states. 74% of folks yesterday said they supported that. what does that tell you, chuck? >> look, i think that donald trump's more in tuney?ith the republican heck tort electorate than angrybody else. not jeb bush or marco rubio or ted cruz. i think that that has been what is probably the -- probably the best explanation for why other publicans have failed where donald trump has succeeded. he has -- dictated the terms of this race. 's been the guy to be the most declarative. toughest talk.
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dealing with isis or muslims. and that talk has what's animated the republican base.iagain,e think it shows you donald trump's more n tune with where the republican party is than everybody else running. >> that's banning muslims who are not u.s. citizens ep terg the country. >> we'll compaq to you in a moment. >> hillary clinton came out on top in the nevada caucuses on saturday. it's giving her a boost heading into south carolina. but bernie sanders said he's only begun to fight. kristen welkir has more. >> reporter: the clinton campaign is celebrating this morning and breathing a bigssigh of relief. the polls were deadlocked heading into t caucuses. in the end, clinton pulled out a victory restoring the momentum e had lost after the bruising tea feoi in new hantshirs e. >> hello houseon! >> hillary clinton taking her campaign to the lonestar state sa eturday night.
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>> awtexas-sized celebration on the heels of a pivotal win for clinton who clisched the nevada caucuses earlier in the day. >> this one is for you. i want to congratulate senator sanders in a hard-fought race here. >> senator sanders conceding before a crowd of dedicated supporters. >> ran very aggressive, effective campaign and i applaud them for tweir efforts. >> the loss raises questions about sanders' strength in more diverse states. african-americans chose clinton 76 ther22%. st anl, sanders urgedyhis supporter not to give up. >> i believe that ahen democrats assemble in philadelphia in july at that convention, we are going to see the results of ore of the great politic he upsets in the history of the united states. >> and there are some encouraging signs.
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her and trounced clinton among young caucus-goers. netting 72%. clintondramping up her outreach. >> it's not enough just to make college more affordable. you need help right now with the debt you already have. >> the win gives clinton a bump as she heads into south carolina. super tuesday and southern states where african-americans make up a large part of the electorate. actor morgan freeman narrating yet another ad for clinton suggesting hillary always stood with us. >> and makes their mothers figve for justice her own. >> foraler supporters in vada, it's all about savoring this moment. >> thank you. >> reporter: secretary clinton will spend the next two days fund raising in california trying to match the millions senator sanders has raised online. he outpaced her in fundraising in january, but she has nearly twice the amount of cash on hand. back to you. >> kristen welker, thank you. chuck today once again. you can see it on hillachry clinton's face.
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with really a solid win. how critical was this win for her campaign and for bernie sanders, how damaging was it for him, especially in terms o his momentum? >> a loss here for hillary clinton would have meant the first three contests she would ve lost two out of three and barely the one that she had won wa won beton eyelash in iowa. that's not the case this morning. she's got twoitins under her lt now and now the question is, bernie sanders where can he win a a diverse electorate. this was a best shoget to puncture that mythology that he can't win when the electorates are more diverse. operationally, nevada was perfect for him. you could bring in new voters, same-day voter regist . benefits the standards, the enthusiasm more than clinton. everything was in place for him. he outspent her, had ore resources than she did in t s state, yet she won. what now? the pressure o sanders. of the next 12 contests, it's easy to see how clinton rolls 8 of the 12 if not more.
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texas or tennessee or georgia or rginia? those are the four biggeev states that are voting on super tuesday. if he can't win any of those four, then i think we know that she's going to behthe presumptive nominee on march 2nd. an:8d while sanders will get a lot of delegates and will make sure she has to go to june, she'll have a durable delegate lead that can't be surpassed by sanders and that made nevada so significant yesterday. >> let's take a closer look at the numbers. 76% hillary won of the black once aga n, bernie ,anders, at least i dpes he has this going for him. he took the younger voters. 72% of the voters under the age of 45. does clinton have to wnrry about the millenial or what does she do to target the younger vote ? >> she's going to be in in interesting spot where she won't go negative on sanders anymore. we have cockntrol of this d imnation. she's got to figure out how to
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if they're not enthuse particular and doesn't show up in the fall, she can't win the general election. she can't alienate the bernie supporters. she won't win them over, but how does she start becoming their second choice? how does she start becoming somebody that they can not just live with, but get potentially rally around? i think that is a challenge for her. so far she has yet to appeal to any younger demographic. >> chuck, thank you. you'll have to tell us how you managed to get sleep. i was watching you last night when i went to bed. >> sleep, i'll sleep in 2017. >> who neeus it? look for more on "meet the press." thnators marco rubio, ted cruz and bernie anders and donald trump. jeb bush is home in florida. hours after he suspended his campaign dg uring an emotional post-election speech. is this the end of the bush dynasty?
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good to see you. po>> good morning, craig, sheinelle. >> jeb bush began this as the front-runner. he h yoad the name, the legacy, the money. perhaps that was the problem >> the people of iowa, new hampshire, south carolina have spoken. i respect their decision. tonight i am suspending my campaign. >> the end of the road for jeb bush came saturday night. we love you jeb. >> noticeably emotional moment for bush. after his fourth place finish in nqsouth carolina. earlier this week, south carolina governor nikki haley's endorsement of marco rubio signalled how the state's primary would play out. >> i'm disappointed she didn't endorse me. >> in fact, you could say the campaign was in trouble before it even started. his mother famously telling matt lauer in 2013. >> there are other people out thhaere that are very qualified and we've had enough bushes. >> bush then decided it was his year.
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of the united states. >> until he was upstaged the next day when donald trump announced his candidacy which bush didn't consider a serious threat until it was too late. >> you're trying to build up your energy. >> one at a time. the trail. >> to get back in the business of creating a ore peaceful world. >> the bush name didn't even appear-his posters. only in the end did he bring in his family. >> peekinedoy is a serious job that requires sound judgment. >> i'm thrilled to be the mother of one of the greatest men i know. despite a $100 million super pac,tmonsy couldn't buy him votes. i>> we son't have to go vote, i guess. it's all finished. >> in the end, the son long thought to be the best qualified of his generation to rupp for es eencouldn't persuade voters to embrace another bush. >> te nk you for the opportunity to run for the greatest office on the face ohedue earth.
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god bless you. >> so in the year of the outsider, jeb bush, son and brother of presinents w.s out of tunerwith tho moin of the voters. a, with the family legacy is going to continue, it will have to be up to the next generation. perhaps jeb's bush george p. bush who holds elected office in texas already. >> the support that jeb bush did have, those mainstream moderate voters where do they go now? >> and the big money, the donors. he was pleading with donors to come up with a million dollars to get to nevada. they said no. that money and his endorsement, i think the they have to go to marco rubio. en though minco rubio, his protege, he jumped his p ce and shouldn't have been running and they had a contentious rivalry. i think they have to end up there. one of the top bush family members said to me, rubio has to get a lot of experience around him. he has to prove that he's up to
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>> andrea mitchell, ghood ood to see you. let's talk about the forecast now. dylan has a check of the weather. it was quite pleasant yesterday here in the east. >> take the coats off. >> just as pleasant today, correct? >> not going to be 61. but still in the 50s. but 61 degrees in central park. it was beautiful. we're going to see temperatures remain above average. we have some rain, though, especially through west virginia and this extends down into texas too. take a look at some of the heavier rain moving through charleston, west virginia and into eastern west virginia. flooding because f the fact we uld see an inch, inch and a of time. significant rainfall down through texas, it's been a while since we've seen the rain. dallas hasn't seen rain since the dping of january. austin in the last 44 days, .01 of an inch of rain. we could use that. at's a look at the weather across tse country. good morning everyone. another mild day ahead.
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we're going to be dealing with sunshine early on. more clouds as the day goes on. a few showersrare possible probably after 4:00 or 5:00 aow the rain light. some of the showers linger into e overnighr aodwell. a low of 38 degrees. it t does get cooler. dry by tomorrow morning. e seven-day forecast shows sunshine and 40s for your monday. tracking our next storm tuesday night into wednesday. should be all rain. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you, dylan up next on "today," the dangers of a new synthetic krug thelat has officials sounding the alarm. are your kids at risk? we'll talk about. but first, these messages. about it. first these messages. k we should've taken a left at the river. tarzan know where tarzan go! tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me, do you know where the waterfall is? waterfall? no, me tarzan, king of jungle. why don't you want to just ask somebody? if you're a couple, you fight over directions. in's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance,
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good morning to you. it's 9:26. 51 degrees on this sunda morning. february e 21. live look at the bridge there. great day taking shape. i'm gus rosendale. there's search for a missing person after a small plane crash in the long island sound. ray villeda has more on the search. >> reporter: that search under way at port jefferson marina after a plane crashed last night. in fact, you saw search teams out there. this happened at 11:00 according to the federal aviation administration. it was a piper pa 28 head to go macarthur airport. the pilot reported engine trouble. four men on board including that pilot. officers who responded hopped on kayaks to get to the victims. they were anyone to rescue two. a third man safely made it to shore. the victims saved were taken to st.ony brook hospital, treated for severe hypothermia, now the
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the plane is believed to have come from connecticut. i'm ray villeda, back to you. >> thanks, ray.
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okay, everybody, this is everybody this is rachel. another lincoln high survivor. this is everybody. chandler and phoebe and joey. you remember my brother, ross. >> sure. >> hey. >> we are pack on the sunday mornings february 21st, >>2016. that's the very first episode of friends. th 3e show, of course, went off the air in 2004. tonight, five of the six cast members will be together again. much more on that coming up.
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rockefeller plaza, this is a great and lively crowd. on a really pleasant winter morning as well. >> not a bad day to be outside. >>let look at what's making headlines. first, donald trump and hillary clinton will try to keep the momentum going after their wins in the republican primary in south carolina and democratic caucus in nevada. ted cruz. jeb bush in dpped out of the race. bernie sanders is urges his supporters not to give up. >> has been reached on a cease-fire in syria. at a news conference this morning in jo ant kerry said details are still being worked out but he hopes that president obama and russian president putin will talk about that agreement as soon as possible an, d proceed with implementation. bill cosby's wife is expected to face tough questions when she's deposed in a civil caoi against him tomorrow.
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deposition in a defamation suit brought byowomen who say they wechre victims by bill cosby's xual misconduct. they want to hear from the entertainer's wife of 52 years who also worked as his business manager. we mentioned the weather is pleasant. >> nice out, right? yeah. >> what are they going to say? no. 60d sn februa . mean, everybody is on the same page here. it's going to be cooler today. but still a beautiful day. most of the country is still enjoying temperatures well above average. but eventualsy, that jet stream will dip back down to the south. it will bring more seasonable temperatures. especially through the east coast. back through dallas amday, look for highs in the lower 70s. 60 tomorrow and 58 degrees into tuesday. this frontal system will produce a couple of areas of low pressure along it. we'll see rain, much needed rain through texas today. that will stretch into the gulf coast. we'll see heavier pockets of rain through west virginia. tomorrow, we'll see more rain likely down across the gulf coast. isolated thunderstorms too.
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into the rockies and temperatures in the northeast will continue to ol back down into the 30s and 40s. i think i found girls who maybe have gone to the american girl store while in new york. what did you think when you walked in? >> amazing. >> it was amazing. one word says it all. that's a look at the weather across the country. here's a peek out your window. good m ning evyone. another mild day ahead. temperatures well into the 50s. we'll be dealing with sunshinche early on. more clouds as the day goes on and a few showers are possible presobably after 4:00 or 5:00 and the rain will be light. some of the showers linger into the overnight as well. a low of 38 degrees. it does get cooler tonight. we should be dry by tomorrow im rning. the seven-day forecast shows sunshine and 40s for your monday. tracking our next storm tuesday night into wednesday should be all rain. and that's your latest forecast. craig? >> dylan, thank you. an alarming story this morning
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drug was deadly for a minnesota teenager. kate snow has more. >> tarmea fitzgerald's friends say she was an ove soul. >> very philosophical. she wanted to know how the world works and the universe worked and how god worked. >> but the honor roll student also loved music and adventure. her friends weren't exactly shocked whe she said she wanted to try lsd during a sleepover with a girlfriend at her house. >> she was really into the beatles and they obviously talk about that kind ofglhing in their songs. >> this is a photo of tara taken just moments after she took the drug. >> the reason they selected the night of the 10th wha because tara's parents would be gone in the morning for a sporting event for her sister. >> tara and her friend planned it all out and as teenagers do, they had their phones out taking photos and videos. this is some of the video tak
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the video showed investigators how the night went from a fun, giggly high. >>to how do you feel, vara? >> i don't know. >> to this. >> tara lying unresponsive on the basement floor. she was in serious trouble. but her friend never woke tara's parents, who were right upstairs and she never called 9-1-1. tara died just hours later from one small dose. tara's family was heartbroken and inves gators baffled. it turns out tara had no idea she was really taking a synthetic drug called 25i. >> she had this high level of this drug 25i. >> had you ever heard -- >> never heard of it. i'm sure tara hadn't either. i wish i would have gone downstairs because i would have probably detected something off. but i didn't. i didn't want to infringe on aneir space.
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of the dea says most synthetic drugs come from china where it's largely legal to manufacture and sell them. e'>> how easy is it for someone in america to buy these chemicals? >> too easy. somebody sits down at their keyboard, orders ihat over the internet and it shows up in a pack j. >> they're transformed into pills, smoking blen , even liquids. investigators warn the drugs are a lot more dangerous than they look. in fact, the chemicals are so potent they have to handle them with gloves. >> the reason that detective and i are wearing gloves. if you touch that, you could absorb that and get it in your system. >> if i were to pick up that be piece of paper, i could get it through my skin? for sure. >> wow. >> that was kate snow reporting there. you can see more of her report on a "dateline" tonight at 7:00, 6:00 central here on nbc.
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he's making a mark on the fashion world and doing it his way with his signature style. if people in the fashion industry are searching f something new and fresh, they found it here. his name is laquan smith. and celebrities like beyonce, rihanna, kim kardashian, her sisters, and jennifer lopez love what he creates. >> the laquan smith woman is bold, she's sexy, she's confident, she's fearless. >> reporter: laquan st sh fowcased his newest line to a packed crowd at new york fashion week. he even had ipads circulating and his guests could buy pieces right on the spot. >> that's major because a lot of times when you are viewing new collections and viewing the runway, pieces aren't available until three to six months later. >> reporter: but all of this success didn't come overnight. his grandmother gave him his first sewing machine when he was 13. he was enamored with fashion,
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redesigning them. >> i would literally, like, dissect it like detach it, take a seam ripper, open up the seams to try to understand how the skirt or how the blazer was made. that was my, you know, that was me teaching myslf. >> reporter: laquan was rejected from the top fashion schools. >> i was so devastated, but at the same time i kind of had to, like, wipe my tears away and just think of a way to kind of overcome how i felt. >> reporter: he kept sketching, and designing, and taking gold leggings he created and passing them out to women on the streets of new york city. >> next thing i know, all this gifting that i did i ended up seeing, like, lady gaga with the leggings i made, it was surreal. >> reporter: he continued to send out his clothes and then frit hau'ppened, he saw a post on instagram of kim karshian in the hamptons getting pizza. >> i was sitting on my couch and i'm, like, swirling through instagram.
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and kim's team a bunch of clothing and it just popped up on instagram and it was, like, #oldneweverything. i'm, like, this is my dr s. this is my two-piece. >> reporter: while laquan acknowledges that celebs help generate social media buzz, he designs clothes for everyday women too. >> wow. look at -- look at you. do a twirl for me. yes, yes. >> reporter: he says there is a strayle for everwoman. you can do this. oramsperhaps this. s signature gold cat suit. >> you walk in the room, all eyes are on you. yohtu are the, no questions asked. >> reporter: and remember the schools he was rejected from back in the day? now those same schools ask him to come share his story.
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or inspire them by, you know, my story or by the things i create. there is room for growth and ere is room for everyone. >> i've been to a lot of fashion shows, fashion presentations. it was very clear, it was packed but people were rooting for him. you could feel that. >> how could you not? i bonded with his mom and grandmother. she said, i have to say, back in the day, he said he wanted to do that, i thought, does that pay bills? does that have a pension? i had to let him fly and clearly -- >> did you keep any ef the -- >> i didn't keep any of the clothes. some of them i couldn't zip. i was going to show you a annch and i tried somewhere i just walked forward because it didn't zip but i love them. aren't they fun? >> you look go i'od in them. >> cheers. to dylan in the orange room, she's got the plaza fans of the day. >> good morning guys. we've got carson and aden kyle from huntington, maryland. >> i heard you two are both in the lion king in your schools. >> yes. >> you're both playing zazu.
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>> you're in new york and what ,are you going to see today? >> we're going to see lion king broadway and we're, like, so excited, like -- >> yk 're a litt bit excited to be here too, right? >> like blown away that m here. i'm like so excited. >> even dressed the part. >> thank you. >> love this excitement. still to come on "today," our favorite group of friends back together once again. >> but first, these messages! >> i like the little ss there too. sh on purchases. that's a win. t imagine earning it twice. you can with the citi double cash card. it lets you earn cash back twice. once when you buy and again as you pay. it's cash back then cash back again. and that's a cash ck win-win. the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase with 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. with two ways to earn, it makes a lot of other cards gseem one-sided. eat up, buddy. you'll get it this time. ye itah ok nat too quick
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chandler, phoebe and joey dominated the airwaves, defining the '90s and coining some classic sayings -- >> how you doing? >> we were on a break! >> reporter: -- and songs. smelly cat >> oh, my god. >> i know. >> i sound amazing. >> reporter: and while they starred in front of the cameras, it was the man behind them who helped make the show a groundbreaking hit. legendary tv director james burrows. >> everyone wanted a "friends" re iunion for so long and it took one man to get you all together. you must -- >> not all together. >> reporter: tonight, the cast minus matthew perry, will be back together on the small screen, paying tribute to burrows. hi>> we would do anything for jim burrows because he really gave us the opportunity of a lifetime. >> rep anorter: "friends"fans everywhere thrilled the closest thing to a reunion since the show went off the air in 2004. >> i miss you so much. >> i miss
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>> how do you explain the "friends" phenomenon still going strong? more than a decade after the show wept off the air. >> the story line is so strong. we all want to live in the purple apartment with the frame over the door and you can see yourself in each of the friends. >> reporter: the show so popular by the final seasons, the cast members were each making $1 million an episode. >> good for you. >> reporter: but who can put a price tag on so many classic moments? >> there is something different. reporter: weddings. >> you take each other. yeah. >> yeah, you do. >> reporter: the breakups. >> i ross, take thee emily. >> take thee rachel. >> reporter: the makeups. >> i got off the plane. >> reporter: the parade of star studded cameos. >> is rachel here? i'm her sister. >> reporter: and the events that ill ake us smil through decades later. but if we learned anything from
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trngs living in manhattan, it is that our friends will forever be there. >> okay, should we get some coffee? >> sure. >> okay. >> where? >> reporter: for "today," joelle garguilo. nbc news, new york. all kind of bomes back. >> matthew perry couldn't be there because he's doing a play in london. catch more of the reunion as part of the tribute to jam burrows tonight on nbc. that's at 9:00, 8:00 central. harry smith takes us behind the scenes of fiddler on the roof right after this.. the flu virus. it's a really big deal. and with fever, aches, and chills, mom knows it needs a big solution: an antiviral. don't kid around with the flu, call your doctor within the first 48 hours of sympt s and ask about pres whcription tamiflu. attack the flu virus at its source with tamiflu, an antiviral that helps stop r it from spreading in the body. r tamiflu in liquid form is fda approved
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this morning on sundays with harry, as we all know, in any successful endeavor there are always unseen and sometimes unheard of heroes. harry smith is here to tell us about one he heard on broadway. >> good morning, everybody. on any given night on any broadway show you're often in awe of the talent on stage. today, we would like to introduce u to a star with a major role, a star you will never even catch a glimpse of. it is a traditioni >> reporter: the broadway revival of "fiddler on the roof" has won rave reviews. pleaying to packed houses night after night, and about this fabled show, we would like to share some inside information. you're the fiddler. >> yeah. >> in fiddler on the roof. >> yes. >> you don't play the fiddle. >> i don't play the fiddle. that's, like our little secret. do we have to tell everyone? >> reporter: jesse kavarski was taught how to look like he as
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violinist. >> a tutorial that you don't often get from this world class violinist and she gave me the correct posture and alignment an hhow to hved a violin. sweet little rd >> reporter: jesse's tutor, kelly hall tompkins. eight performances a week, it kelly the audience hears playing the gorgeous violin solos thlireaded through fiddler. >> it is a duet that i get to play, you know, with tevia speaking -- singing and i'm playing. so it is one of my favorite moments in the whole show. >> reporter: it is her first time in a broadway orchestra. hecer first love is classical music. >> my elementary school in greenville, south carolina, took
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mp sny at the local orchestra an td i still remember hanging on the balcony and watching. i was hooked and i said that's what i want to do. >> reporter: and that she has. her busy career as a soloist and ensemble player has taken her from coast to coast, and now broadway. and in a show where the audience knows every word of every song, and every note of her solos. what is it like for you to know the notes you play have such an important emotional effect on >> that's really the magic of the entire experience. >> the actors continually tell me they feel my role as the violin soloist is another character and it feels wonderful to be so valued in that environment for whte i'm creating artistically. that starts my evening eight nights a week.
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honestly, to be that close a w to hear it played so beautifully. >> oh, thank you. may god bless you >> reporter: for kelly, the music is always about more than just the notes on the page. in the case of "fiddler," much more. ve she self published the memoir of her late neighbor and friend, alfred murray, a holocaust survivor and violinist, called the last quartet. >> my husband even said, goodness, you can't help but think there is a little bit of alfred in all of this. thrill about this role in thoa show. it is about being transported. that's what a performance should do to you of any kind, of any artistic performance, it is transport you and that's what my
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without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as -- as a fiddler on the roof! >> she's pretty good at that transportation stuff, right? really good. if that were not enough, kelly, in her spare time, either solos or presents concerts in homeless shelters. >> my goodness. >> wow. >> so beautiful. was it just as pure and wonderful -- i can't imagine in person, just right next to her. >> i know. you can feel the vibrations, right? just a beautiful tone. >> it is incredible to bring her to everyone because so many people have seen the show -- >> walking down the street, you would never guess in a million years, right? >> no idea. >> thank you for that. >> thank you. thankg, you for spending time with us this morning on this sunday. reminder to tune into "meet the press." chuck will be talking with marco rubio, donald trump, ted cruz and bernie sanders. >> that's going to do it for us on a sunday morning here at
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