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Matters. January 6. We knew we had to deal with those sorts of things. We did our best. It be a sensitive. We always had the reminder that, hey, this is the segment you may want to watch for that and all the other parent and really be able to talk about it. But yeah,
we knew we had to move on as the news moves on it. We also have a lot of fun. So is jump roping at Doctor Doctor John Torres. He's a regular often bringing his props and things. And there are those your penguin. But Kate, the chemist is always great 11. She's on. Yeah.
>> So we have a lot of fun on the show. Jackson. It's unless just become a point of view in our house like I made my son watch the show because your point, it really is the perfect way to make the news approach before, you know young people. How much did you learn from Dad, Jackson? How much of your interview style did you did you pick up from from from? Yeah. >> I learned a lot island that you have to always be prepared and the just act like you're just having a conversation like this. I know they used the term like big celebrities, but like
this regular people that you just want to have more of a conversation with and don't don't overthink it. >> Carson, I know you're so proud. Yeah, Jack, really? I mean your your own guy. He gives notes from the producers secure, knocking here, noting that he's a Jack. He works with the Nightly News production team. They have
their own correspondence. >> I mean, it really started. He would never say this. But after the president was inaugurated, accessible project right in the present any road and President Biden wrote him back and I was I was floored Syria and we realize, Jacqui read what he wrote, which we had no idea. We wrote, he wrote about asking about big topics for his generation, climate change, social injustice on reforms, always sort of like, oh, my gosh. And the president wrote him back in the opportunity to work with the Nightly News Kids Edition like that sort of works, you know, now in talks to penguin handlers and it and he has a great time doing it and just sort of naturally talks to life. And it's pretty crazy.
Wow, that's great. Show it to you. Such a great job, but he's not sure a lot of fun to keep it going. Lester, we we are, you know, we started with no expectations. And and as I said, the show grew, we have a lot of regulars getting enough people, you know, Jackson's age on it and I get to be the less scary. Haha.
>> And tonight at 6.30. Good evening. Yeah. The letters based collection. Well, now you're back on the set the air. How stacking think that this might be a career for you to avoid? No pressure part? Not the I don't know. I mean, it's a secret agent. Yeah. While if you work really hard, like Mister Holt has one day, you'll be honored.
>> By the national broadcaster says the and be the National Association of Broadcasters, Mister Holt going to be inducted to the Hall of Fame. Obviously richly deserved. But yeah, I feel it feels great. You know, I've always loved broadcast. Always wanted to do it. I was your age.
I used to sit in my bedroom with a tape recorder and a newspaper and a record player and play DJ and practice the news. And and to be now and at that level of these years later is just it's pretty cool, huh? >> First up, stranger things after a nearly three-year hiatus to Hawking's gang is back in a new look at the upcoming season. The trailer teasing Stranger Things will pick up right where the season 3 left off of the teams battling typical high school problems and supernatural forces. And of course, the Netflix series is going all out 80's in this next chapter.
>> I'm afraid your friends are so very much eye of the storm. I say this just to say it. >> We can't win this war.
>> Stranger things season. 4 will stream into parts of the first time kicking off May 27th in the second coming in July. And here are some more headlines for you. Girls. 5 Eva speaking of highly anticipated returns. The Girl Gang is back in a new look at season 2 busy Philipps Renee Elise Goldsberry. Sarah Ellis and Paula Pell have returned.
Got a brand new season of hit Peacock Series. This time around. The girls have so much momentum. They're going to put together a brand new album and ride their second wave of fame. Here's a peek at the trailer. >> But that Instagram lot I's first look at the >> San Siro.
>> Iris Rolodex. All the great Sunday. The second season of Girls 5. EVA Start streaming on May 5th. Next up on POP star. Plus, the password is reboot. It's been more than 60 years since the beloved Celebrity Game show premiered and now it's set to return for a new era right here on NBC actors. Kiki Palmer's been tapped. The the host of The Revival for Jimmy Fallon and other celebrities will be partner with contestants to play the iconic word game.
Fallon also serves as executive producer on the project will participate in each of the 8 episodes in the first episode is set to pay a special tribute to password celebrity icon Betty White course. The late comedian has gone down in history as passwords. Greatest players. Of course, that's where she met her husband, Allen Ludden. The show's original host and creator can't wait to check that one out. Those are your headlines for today. Next up, Karen Gillan start of the bubble breaks down the improv in the film.
happens when a group of actors get stuck in a pandemic bubble filming a movie. The comedy features a star-studded cast Karen Gillan Place to watch the actress and Carol Cobb. She spoke to us about what it was like to make themselves. >> What is the bubble? The bubble is a movie of sight, the making of the east. So it's extremely meta. But it's a group of actors who are trying to make a big, huge well, Custer me during the pandemic.
It's very silly, ridiculous. I'm the kind of provides just the last that we all need, right? I think. >> Sounds like a baby crying for its mom. >> How would I describe Carroll called? I want to say that, Carol, is your quintessential Hollywood actress. Haha. And he has kind of had a little bit of an issue in her career because she made a bet that was extremely offensive to a lot of people. And and so she's coming
a backlash of that as we see this coming back into the Cliff Beasts franchise having get to meet. So everybody is kind of not to her, but she came to them or worse. A wonderful group of people I and then gradually threatening to be just what turned loose knots it. I'm just join everybody else and they're not miss. >> Your generation soaks the least amount of baby boomer.
I'm not a baby boomer. I'm Generation Y. Thank you very much. >> So much of the Navy fell to real like the whole experience was so wildly meant to be kids. I e I was making a movie about maybe maybe during the pandemic. But we were making the real me during the height of the pandemic in London where you are. If you like to go for
a walk with more than one person and nothing was open. And so we were, you know, quarantining exactly like the characters to you in the BVI. It was just such an interesting experience because you're going to win for 2 weeks and then you're like thrown it and you're and all of these people and it's like, OK, how do you interact with the other human together? Completely forgot makes do that. And then
that's exactly what happened in the bubble. It was like quarantine go to cost 200 sheep the film. I was like this is a film of my life. It so confusing. The scene to film with it have to be. There's so many this was so fun to film because there's so much improved involved in a cover the time not before. But I just felt like seems like over the year it was like this is my new favorite thing I've ever done in my life. Like it's it's
Hillary thinks it. They just completely surrender any feeling of control and you do to kind of like Custer fate to the wind. So for that reason I'm going to see is maybe a scene where we have see party. I'm everybody
could create the a party and then we have just want to get to the state for other my turn to. >> And, you know, we may find it and how we fight it. But we are a family, a cliff, this family. And that is just such a beautiful thing. And listen to this is this is not even the acting know.
We know that I feel real. >> We have to come together. It will not seen because how is the more challenging we give him props. I've ever had to teach the kids basically just out that I was just like, OK, Cole and have rattled by escaping and being the hero in taking everybody to safety. I go like haha. Haha. This is like a switch stuff. The thing in my brain that judges
anything aides say before I say it. I'm not saying what do we have that skill? Was it like working with everyone? It was the most fun. And we're like it's such a great ensemble. But I just have so much respect for all of the actors in this movie and have so much respect for it to them. So it's actually quite intimidating like I have to be funny and improvising funded all of you.
I just also supported a bill supported by the past and also by the sheriff there just like he is. He's so amazing. It's a right to Houston with the Masters are like high in the water and he was exactly what he for each individual actor to get the best of them. It was just so fascinating to watch. And it got to take me to each performer like so that was really, really nice, actually, to just feel. So the poor age
means I just yet I think we make him laugh. It's like a little bit. And it's the front. So that feels good. You know, I think that we just lived through a such a crazy extreme periods that was so unexpected and so challenging and so many ways. And I just think it's one of the more bizarre things any of us will ever experience in our lives. I'm so it sort of feels natural that they should be some sort of comment on that. And maybe, you know, it has been a really tragic time and 3 tragic times like moments of levity and humor can be. Let's just say it's not can
help us process things actually. And so for that reason, I think that will is pretty important because it marks that we the candidates strange time, but yet provide a little relief from all. And these are just still really weird type. So I think just I I
well to moments of laughter as much as I can. >> You can find the bubble on Netflix and a big thanks to care for hanging out with us next up, John. But ceased RECAP says multiple Grammy wins with our 3rd hour. incredible musician. Now with count 5 Grammy Awards from last week's ceremony under his belt. He certainly has the hardware
to show for it. Today. He caught up with our 3rd hour. >> We talk about this guest morning. Multi talented recording artist shown that he's to call the impressive 5, 5, awards at the 2022 Grammys, including album of the Year for his VP. We All. >> And We Are is currently number one, of course, on the R and B and soul charts on I tunes and this morning to talk about those exciting Grammy win his number one album and oh, so much more is the man himself, John. But he stands
your way. Yeah, real deal. Look at your dance and even if behind the >> There. It's great Sunday. We have a good time. Life is way. beautiful.
>> Yeah, I went 5 winds at the Grammy's out here. What is it like to be U? >> It's it's it's amazing to see not only the winds, but they have my family. That with me. Yeah, my grandfather is almost 90 years old. Wow. Wow. He was sitting right there
in the center in the Kings Chance and he saw his grandson walk on the stage when AL money and this in my nephew was 7 7. We recorded as he was 5 for record this season. The youngest Grammy winner ever. I think what they're all part of a rise featured on the track. We are man. It's the first tracking down the feet of the high school marching band saying All marching 100 legendary high school alumni botching band.
I was brought up and it was basically the whole city that I grew up. Everybody I could think of that was important to be growing up in New Orleans put on this album featured and all of them have Grammys now. Yeah, that's the beauty is not just me. Yeah. The whole community. We are everybody. And we are. So, you know, when I listen to the sound, Nazis,
number one and I see everybody is, you know, renewed excitement for this, this this wreck that I'm so moved because it was not just me. >> Yeah, it was so many of us and you're saying and then you say busy and I was just thinking about this because those Grammys won't be lonely because they join your Oscar for the 2020 animated film saw. Oh, yes, you keep all of these where you keep him on that. >> I have a I have a plan. Okay. Okay. I want to take everything that I win. Everything that acknowledge foreign and use it to inspire people. OK, I want to figure
out something whether it's an archive, whether it is some sort of museum placement, even just someone back home somewhere that great young people can see it. But I don't want to just have a was that collect dust in my house in Miami of what I did in the past. I want to keep moving. Yes. Created ready to make the next thing. I have a symphony that premier in May economy Hall. All my yes. Where this Mason Dunn, it's it's May 7th in and Condi Hall. It's
incredible for me because it's the first time premiering something this launch. It's up for movement over 200 musician. The modern definition for me of what a symphony orchestra would be. If it was made in the 21st Century War and America, it would have, you know, marching band musicians that the classical musicians next to indigenous folk musicians, a native American musicians, next, a jazz musician year. >> Next, electronic music. That's going to be wayside now.
And you know you live in marking your professional milestones. But you recently created a new personal. My milestone. Very isolated in their longtime. Yeah, beautiful. How's your life changed? Made it with with that ring on your finger in her next year.
>> It's the best thing that you can do if you find the right person to if you find the right person. This is beautiful. We met when we were in, you know, bang camp is kids religion on each other for like that? 5 phases growing up from adolescence to adulthood. You know the dock 18 phase when I had great. Yeah, baggy clothes. You know, I just feel like if you have the right person, yeah, it makes life much better. No matter what you're going through. Yeah, it will be
going through the hardest times. You're going through something that seems insurmountable. You could still feel of a peace. Yeah. And that's what I feel. So. >> You know, one of the things I've always admired about you, perhaps long before a lot of folks showed up to the party. You never forget where you came from. Not only not forgotten. I feel like your art piece tribute to it. It's it's this
an ending much. Why is that so important to you? >> This is giving me so much. I think about everybody who has created the space for me to not have the success that I have.
Yeah, lineages generations of people, traditions that have been hard fought and established in a way that now someone like me who was born into all of them has this opportunity as an artist to combine things that have never been combined for takes styles of music, take forms of art, put them together in ways that haven't existed before and do it in a way that brings people this transcendent feeling. It's always more transcendent. If is beginning yourself. If it's more than just lift myself up with talent to us, that's over here. That's great night. Everybody who's talented and has a gift. That's a beautiful thing to share. But when you think about it as something that's a continuum. Yeah, it's amazing how transcendent that is. And
that's the kind of joy and an uplifting cut costs is that I want in my arm. >> And it comes up to your body where the moves come from. We've got that right. But I just.
>> You know, Heidi, get up and you want to just last. I'm going to fall. >> Crazy, talented young man. Thank you, Jon. Super fun to
hang out with him. Still to come, Emma Watson during her Harry Potter days at age 12. Stay with us. studious from Miami Granger in the Harry Potter film series.
Emma celebrating her 32nd birthday later this week. So we thought to be fun to mark the passage of time here on the show. Let's go back to when Emma was just 12 years old. >> I think. Good morning. Good to see you. Have a ccso at age 12. You're 12 now. Yeah. The setting sun that. Yeah. But now you're kind of a veteran actress at this point.
Was it like the second time around? How did it compare your to your first experience? It was really good because I kind of enjoy the second one much more aligned with the first one. And I enjoyed watching the second. What's when I did the U.S. why making wise as police cars like I need to cost and the crew and the direct and let's face I knew I was doing this. Yeah.
And what she and I just thought it was much much. But I think it's a billion times better than the first one. Like a bit in trillion. I purchased billion to trying. I've heard you say that, you know, when when people ask about the movie, but what do you think? It's so much better just because it's like it's funny. It's scary. It's the special effects are a good. That's what's more catches. And with the fuss, when you kind of had to introduce everybody in the second each case straight into the action stuff and son.
>> And I know that as as the movie's progress as we see, no had all the all the JK Rowling books, I am transformed into movies. >> They get a little more sophisticated because you all get a little older. Obviously the plot becomes more sophisticated, which backs a question, is it do you think these are 2 sort of edgy or too scary for little kids? Emma? I mean, I went in with a 5 year-old and I was actually one who's carrying the seat, but it it's going to depend on the child and what has. And yeah, it depends one of the brains behind the operation, which is great thing for little girls everywhere to see her mom, her Miami coming up in scheming and and figuring things out so well go com. Yeah, right? Oh, I'm so. So what about some of the other special effects? It must be so fun for you to do these movies to kind of look at the green screen and have to act and then see what Chris Columbus does in terms of all the special effects. Are you amazed once
you see if they can do on the big screen? Yeah, it's kind of like this massive, surprising to see. The funny thing was like in and when you see what's happening and everything. But I can p de and when I say it's not a surprise, the special effects about that, if you mock the stuffed safe. >> You get used to it. And I know that you've said that you
and Daniel and and Rupert have become quite friendly. >> Yeah, which is nice, isn't it you to have you do this and also keep up with their studies? You obviously are to turn on the set. Yeah, just obviously it shows that 3 hours, minimum 5, us maximum, what this collects to do and because it's one someone you kind of get a little down and stuff as far as keeping up with funds is is just a week hands.
I try and see this much they can and email. So is Rick. I know you get a little break between this and the next movie. Yeah, I start around February on some rain in the conflicts that we deserve a little and our thanks for coming in and the nice to see you.
>> I was that person the south. That was today's pop star. Plus, thanks so much for being here. As always. Hang out this again. Same time, same place we'll see tomorrow >> I don't know why I'm thinking this in this moment, but I was just thinking when you first very first has your very first day at work at the today show. I don't picture you being intimidated, but I wonder if when you walked in on Day one. If you were. I mean, yes I think and I think I was well aware that I was coming from teaching that it was a total shift and what I've been doing. I think the other thing that was hard is that the
very first time I sat down on the couch they were now on scene like oh you're joining the show and let's talk about you and for some reason I know this may sound with. Now but that made me uncomfortable talking about talking about myself like telling the stories I was so excited because then we were flying to Dallas and I was going to it tell the story of this little boy that I met there that I just loved and that part felt natural to be the story telling about somebody else. But when they were talking about me I just remember like blushing and feeling kind of embarrassed. I I kind of I remember the initial days and everybody's look nbc's a great place to learn everyone's really nice. But when ever you go into a new place and the people have been there for years and years and years and you're learning the skills like I know that your work or but I didn't realize how hard you worked until you came to NBC, I mean you did not stop you're like I'm going to work, I'm going to work until I learn all this stuff. Yeah, I mean a therapist might say haha because I think you know coming into a new place, I'm also aware of what people might think about me, you know I have a public life I have had a public life really I know not my choice, but I was born into one and so I you know, I'm not naive. I knew that people might think oh you know she then need
to work, you know, she's or she why does she work hard and so I think I tried to prove otherwise and maybe people didn't even think that you know I have to wait I no idea but I worked against that so I don't give ever been anywhere with you or someone hasn't said oh my gosh I knew your grandfather and I I worked with your dad and I wonder you always have you know beautiful smile and you're always wanting to hear how lot oh yeah, I'll tell them but I wondered like how does that feel yeah. I mean I don't think it's always been that way and it's so funny because poppy actually just said something to me she said Daddy told me they used to not like that people know who you are. And now that you're okay with it and I was like that's probably true. That's probably true I think and College in particular, you know Barbara and I want we were normal kids like we had a very normal childhood. We grew up in Midland Texas moved to Dallas, you know we are cram it was interesting because we had grandparents who had big jobs, but they weren't in our day today. So it was foreign to ask
which is weird and I know that that's probably hard for people to believe but it was at so much so that when my dad became president he was like don't worry you can be normal like you just want to give us what we wanted but like obviously we couldn't it. But he I think he really believed that how did they do that again would they do to make life normal like I mean I think they you know they just never asked us to go on one. We didn't do one campaign are political. Event for our dad and how we graduated from college oh wow, I mean when we were little we might have done a thing or 2 and grandfather, but months my dad ran for president. We didn't go to one
thing I mean election night you know, but but during the campaign trail. We didn't want to be part of it and he that was okay with him like he wasn't using us as his daughters for any sort of you know campaign picture or anything like that we just weren't part of it. And I think you know I think they allowed us to have our lives. I think
one thing that was really fortunate for Barbara and me is that college is this really selfish time yeah meaning you're trying to figure out who you are outside of your family outside of what the expectations in your household has premium and so we could be in that you know we could like explore and so we didn't really think a lot about all that came with our dad's job, you know we could try to come up with their own identity and so I think Ben it was hard. I mean it was particularly hard for Barber who went to Yale didn't know anybody and she says even now she's like I don't think any but he couldn't predict added even her college roommate. >> We're in the front row of like summit. Look of intimate know, surely all voted for him and they were like no haha. >> So I think it was particularly hard for her, I mean I went to a school or I was surrounded by friends. I already had but you know I think we that type of thing embarrassed us. Yeah, I'm just thinking
about how cool it would be to have a twin sister to go through life with you know exactly what the other's feeling. She just had a baby came waiting for that for so long. I mean it is it's because we've done everything together and particularly when we were little you know we were in scenic one of us was an older and therefore a cooler and had a different reaction to something that was happening. We were we have really shared history because we were the same age. And so it's interesting how adult had happens and how I just met Henry and Mike was a child bride. Haha you know and and that she didn't meet somebody.
You know she had a lot of boyfriends but wasn't and and people always asked about it, I mean it was kind of disheartening you know to travel with her and people would say like why are you married painful. I mean painful is the right word. And and you know actually kind of Lisa Rice went said that people asked her to why she's not married and even now after she was Secretary of state you know after she's done all these things like that when you want to ask her about like the nuclear codes. Why are you asking that question and and so and I think you know one of the things that people assume to is like oh you know why we had had and she had kids and she actually had decided before my grandmother died she had a conversation with my grandmother where she had decided to have kids on her own. And she talked to my grandmother on it and my grandmother said I think that's a really good idea. And so
Barbara froze her eggs I was planning if she didn't meet somebody to go ahead and do it you know and then hopefully meet somebody else or you know I that was her plan and and she was so I think she was so comforted. By our grandmothers response which was encouraging. You know she was so and courage and I are 92 year-old grandmother, there's yeah, but she's but you know that sounds like a good idea you miss her your sister yeah I do, I mean she's could it be moving back here. She is okay so be spending more time with her but I do and I and it is it's interesting how our lives follow this very similar narrative as little kids and then took this, you know I just started a family earlier it will be really fun to watch her. Become a mom and she's facetime me with the baby, you know feeding the baby a bottle and all of those like wondering what we should do for Halloween like all of these things that where our narratives are coming back together and I just can't wait to watch her.
You know become a mom and there are so many we think of all these phases of life me think I couldn't breathe without the person next to me, yeah, and suddenly they're not next to you and and she's coming back, I'm so happy I didn't know she was getting back she's moving back here which I think will be really great. Yeah, haha you're about to turn 40. How does that sit with you has 46.
It's interesting that fields. I mean in some ways, I'm not haven't even really thought about it one of the things that's interesting is that my dad had a big milestone at 40 he quit drinking the day after his 40th birthday. And I actually don't remember him ever drinking, I was 5 years old to my first memories didn't.
I had no memory of him ever drinking alcohol. And so it's interesting to me because a lot of his stories you know to us just in our family sort of begin at 40. His life re. I think he had like a and newly some life at 40 a really important revelation that he just couldn't you know drink and them so that's something I mean that sit with me and that sits with me because it was just a really important part of our family like that choice that he made really had ramifications that we know about all the way down to us and so that's an interesting because he is that something that he talks about yeah, he does. I mean he does
he does he didn't you know he really just woke up on the day after his 40th birthday am like Henry better watch me on my 40. I don't really want to quit need to. But he woke up and just decided that it didn't that wasn't him that he wasn't as as I'm president of the parent or a husband as he wanted to be. And so yeah, he talks about it and he talks about just how and I think it's something that's super important that I and my life to just take stock of the choices that I'm making in and make sure that and it's something that I'm I think about and you know, he's he had a conversation with me when I was younger and just said you know you always runs in her family alcoholism and so think about it, you know just make sure that you're you're making those choices that are best for your family and so I do think about that because I think there is this culture and and with motherhood in particular where it's like you know, celebrates right Mommy Jews, not know that you are for me to yeah, there's a lot of drinks that yeah and I think because I had a father who was you know vocal about about that choice.
That it makes me just think about it in my own life too. I was going to ask if anything scares you. And I wondered if that was on the list. I mean it doesn't we have I you know other friends people you know whose parents have the were alcoholics and yeah, I mean I think it I I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on. You know
I I don't feel like it affects me in a way, but my sister's quit drinking and my mom no longer dreams so. You know it definitely is something that you know I don't think it's I scary because I don't remember that part my dad to drinking 2, yeah and I never really thought you know my mom I don't remember my mom dream so it's not like, but I think I'm definitely aware of it. Yeah does anything intimidate you like if someone were to walk is this is a person who could walk in the room right now who would intimidate you in one way or the other in terms of like oh my God, I can't leave that person's here, I feel like we've we've met a lot of cool people. And you're trying to think I think you know it's funny because when I was first interviewed for a book that I wrote Diane Sawyer asked me like who would be starstruck by and I think she expected me to say like Justin bieber and that he wasn't big man, I mean yeah who would have been like something that sticks. Yeah,
but Justin Timberlake who ever was and I was like Toni Morrison, the time you said that with that yes and I look as I loved Toni Morrison and she actually said after the interview, she said what are you doing now and I was flying back to Washington DC and she said because I want to invite you to my house and have 10 Toni Morrison come over. >> And it's like wait first of all I'm so I cannot believe that some have said and she was shocked and she and Diane Sawyer's friends with Tony are okay was with Toni Morrison. So you loved you've loved, I know you love books because you talk about a happy love them forever, yes, Mike and Toni Morrison's the bluest eye right now I think my sophomore year and and high school and it totally changed my perspective on everything and I don't even it's hard to even articulate why. we started this I really do feel like I'm sitting in a therapy session. A meeting people and I feel like I will feel guilty that this is a job, I'm like oh my God, thank you, you know you pay for a person like so how much but I remember when pastor. Michael Todd came on he had such a profound
effect on me it was something about how he viewed the world within tension, how every day he said all he set out off with something in mind to do not just well it's another Wednesday, but one of the things that struck me the most was what he said about his relationship with his wife and how he builds on it he said that we we become different people each every 5 years. So this is what he had to say. >> If you're married more than 5 years, you're not married to the same person you may read like in. We've got a revelation that you keep changing every 5 years and I need to re-learn who she was what she used to like she didn't like anymore. And so I would do certain things and I was like man that use the real work like that used to really get you going like what what happened. >> I mean that right there is that the plane. A statement like you've been with Henry for a long time the plaintiffs.
But when you told it to me yeah. It was like a light bulb went off because I I have said to Henry, but like why are you. It's joyous yeah, when I first met Henry, I remember him likes getting really not. I mean I don't know if you can actually that that energy that I'm not as he was so carefree I mean he you know he just was filled with joy, yeah, I think that's who he is yeah, but obviously you know, however many years later 1314 years later. There's other things that have happened in life that have he's not the same percent and I shouldn't expect that but and tell you told me yeah that was the pastor said I had never thought of it that way to I I did the same thing when it came to Joel because and think about us too. Yeah.
>> You are a year by the way you're completely different person that I met you when you started working here. Yeah, you are you're totally different your new you come in with a million ideas. You're so in charge, you are so in charge.
Yes, you're in charge man you have this thing which I found really admirable because you could walk into a place where you have learned the craft you learned this craft faster than anyone I've ever seen you have the craziest news instincts that I I haven't seen with what with someone who hasn't been in this business for like 15 years. You're like let's lead with that what we take a break here want to let all those little bits and pieces but that's just how you've changed in professionally, but I was just thinking about the same thing back to me enjoy its like its exact same thing, Joel doesn't like the same things he like. Yeah, we always the same place and it really like the place you know we eating there.
Yeah, I never wanted it. I did it for you because now we're just being who we are not we're not. >> Pleasing anymore and I thought I thought his thought about really getting to know somebody yes, and no matter who even parents parents friends and and siblings to really think like okay, this is who I know us but you're not even you don't know who are you now I thought that that was brilliant.
spoken to him like a few months called me just to talk ice will tell me what happened and she said well my mom passed in September. It was like a knife in my heart, you know when you realize that you were present for some buddies worst moment, and she said I'm just going to say one thing to you she said my mom told the same story a 1000 times and we all rolled our eyes and she said just do this for me listen to your mom tell the story it and whatever her story is listen and let her tell it to you again and again and again. She just talked about how fleeting it all is and it just struck me in that moment because as we go through our busy lives doing what we do someone lost somebody and all she wants to do is listening to the same story. >> Want just one more time you know, and Henry lost his dad during the pandemic and we watch this Harry Smith piece about a man and his dad was and had polio and was in a wheelchair, Henry's whole life and we watch this piece with Harry Smith together about this man living in a in a wheelchair who was paralyzed later in life and Harry said how do you dream. What are you doing in your dreams and Henry burst into tears and said why did I ever asked my dad, what he dreamed about because his dad could walk you know could and it was just wondering like and I think again it was such a. I said to to him and to everybody like listen to that story but also ask your parents or your grandparents, whoever it is over it is what they dream about yes asked them about what they were like when they were young yeah have those conversations because you're right, you know, it's the right time is fleeting right okay.
>> One of the other life lessons we learned a ton of them was when my dear friend Maria and your dear friend Oprah were to happen. And I so admired their friendship, but the thing that struck me was Oprah said that she only has 3 friends. And I think she has lots of acquaintances, lots of people who know as people talk to her she has Maria she has Gayle and she's Bob who it was her trainer for many many years but is obviously her dear friend, her circle, small, and it's tight and I'm not sure if that's a trust thing like I know these people will always have my back or if that's all she needs so what's your like friend full what about Steadman Stedman to Stedman so the lever. >> Yeah, I you know it's interesting because that surprises me is there are so many people they feel like bres there for yeah, you know, but I think it's like that, you know, she's there but she has 3 sala yes, solid like North star yeah, most yeah, and I think you know I I have that too but I do have a lot of friends you do from a lot of different stages in life and some of whom I'm you know closer with 10 others, yeah, but I mean I I had parents and grandparents who really treasured friendships, I mean both of my grandparents saw their best friend on the last day of their life. My grandmother had her best friend over to drink a Manhattan her favorite cocktail and my grandfather's best friend Jim Baker snuck into the hospital with something to make a dirty martini and I think I witnessed like it was so ingrained in our and my family and the culture of our family that friendship, I mean they would say it and letters that I read from my grandmother she asked about my friends, they included our friends and things that. So it's part of my DNA so I don't know it's interesting I think I have space for probably more than 3 yeah, what about you.
>> I have a handful, but I do think when when someone new steps into my life like you, I love the feeling like I think I feel like I'm a better person because of that because I think you can keep your tight circle. We all have our 02:00AM phone call. Yeah, because you're too at probably Farrell, yeah my longest, yeah, and minds, probably camera so it's we know who our 10:00AM fund fire and probably and LeBron have yeah haha and but you're right but we've got that like that core group but I do think I feel like I'm always enhanced when somebody new steps in and says oh my gosh I've got this the other thing they talked about Oprah and Maria both talked about which is I think we both could use is how important it is to just stop for a second stop sprinting for your life. This is what Oprah had to say.
>> And don't give themselves the right to rest. Yes, I remember. Yes, I was working with this meditation therapist when I was doing tour last year just before covid hit hard and we would do this big dedication in the arenas and with every he would say to the audience you deserved rest and you could see tears going on women's eyes men don't cry when their toll, you deserve arrests. But we really start to
week because the very notion that you can give yourself permission to the rest is is a foreign concept to so many women gosh thank you feel guilty when us so true, you know when the >> I mean I try to get into bad as early as I can sleep to me rest. is I like to go to bed early yeah. But I you know I tried I try to find time to rest I had a mom who did not feel guilty about taking rest relate my mom loved to be in bed. She didn't like and you know meaning she would take if she could she would take an afternoon nap. No she just didn't feel my mom
didn't didn't feel a lot of guilty or not guilty about those types of things, I'm sure she did maybe she just didn't share it with us but that by being in bad we would be in bed on Saturday mornings and they'd read the paper and we would have our books and I wasn't something she felt bad about she modeled taking time I mean that's why she asked why we are workaholics well I do think that the sprinting through entry like I was looking at my my week this week and I was trying to block out some time. Yeah that didn't involve anybody. Yes, and it was almost impossible to find like one hour one half hour just to let you just do whatever you wanted and I start blocking out just so I could try to do so right something take a walk in the park do something that didn't involve and I love my kids and I love Joe and all the other stuff, but something that just gave you like to have a second just to be to have some space because I feel like if you do allow for that space. You are better. Yeah, you're better to answer things. Yes, but she's so right I know, and the fact that women wept women wept when someone said you deserve that you've earned that that's yours and I think that that might be a newer that might be a newer think yeah. Yeah because I think with you know, and we see all the studies of women just all we know in the last 2 years, yeah exhausted to teaching their kids and yeah care of their fast and right now working from home, yes. It's like it's probably it feels like it's come to a head. Ahead of us.
>> Do you know that you know we both had really long day so we're all gonna make space for herself out right after this, but I just want to take my last guests on season, one so happy to be here we're going to have season 2 were so excited, we're launching season 2 we have a whole array of awesome guests who have just beautiful life lessons just like you did >> I'm so happy to be part of this because I know how happy change. it's Monday off. It's so fun to watch a friend light up at something that maybe wasn't even a possibility a couple years ago, some so happy to be part of this awesome podcast that usually on the show I like to stroke care your graphic of your face, but it was just in there. By Jenna by. >> There are dozens of China towns all across America with interesting architecture diverse restaurants, and specialty shops, it's no wonder they're popular with locals and tourists alike. They also provide places for new immigrants and for families to create communities but with gentrification and all sorts of problems from the pandemic it's no wonder that all these Chinatown are rapidly changing. >> It's time to head out of studio one A and hit the road for a new kind of culinary adventure follow me as I take some of the most I kind of foods around the country and meet the families behind together we're going to learn how a good meal has the power to connect us to our past our future.
>> Okay so it's no surprise there's incredible food to be found here in Manhattan's Chinatown folks lining up all the time, but there used to be Chinatowns in cities and towns, big and small all across this country. In fact the longest running family owned Chinese restaurant is in a place you might never think of Butte Montana. >> At the turn of the century Butte Montana was a bustling mining out the invention of electricity leading to a demand for conductors like copper. Mining boom, the city flourished the demand for labor book, thousands of immigrants to Butte they came from so many countries, including Italy, Ireland and China it was the classic portrait of the American West with gambling so lose.
Red light district by 1914 Butte China town was thriving with over 60 Chinese owned businesses. >> Now we're going to prepare broadly beef and Jerry Tam and I'm the owner of the Pekin noodle parlor. >> The peak first opened as a tobacco shop and casino run by Jerry's great uncle yeah 2 years later, I'm adding a restaurant and the Pekin noodle parlor was born. >> This building has 3 different levels, the top level obviously is that Pekin noodle parlor and then the second level on the main Street used to be a herbal medicine shop. >> That shop was run by Jerry's great grandfather. Kim Kwan, it's crazy to think that.
>> Everything came over from China. >> At one time like they didn't make soy sauce in America, the noodles for pride and brought over chefs because they didn't make fresh kills so the history of this place really holds true that this is a Chinese restaurant from Chinese immigrants. >> I met up with culinary historian grace young to learn more about America's earliest Chinatown where was the first Chinatown and how to get started. >> The first trying town is San Francisco, the first Chinese came to California. For the Gold Rush and that was 1848, and they can because America needed cheap labor and so from Gold Rush they ended up doing farming manufacturing and then eventually they worked on the transcontinental railroad and the first trying time for him because America wanted cheap labor, but they didn't want the Chinese to live with lights so they were ostracized from white communities. >> So talk to me about that first wave of of Chinese immigration to the U.S..
>> The Chinese came from 7 Shiner from principally from the area can Tom and there was tremendous prejudice against the Chinese they were Lynch and because the Chinese were willing to work for lower wages. They were seen as the reason why Americans are suffering so much of the blame was unfairly placed on the Chinese. >> In 1882 Congress side, the Chinese exclusion act into law.
It banned Chinese from migrating to the U.S. it marks the only time in American history that entire race or ethnic group was banned from immigrating. >> But the interesting thing about this exclusion act was that there was actually exemption for Chinese tourists students, teachers and also merchants. >> A landmark court case in 1915, classified Chinese restaurant owners as merchants. >> And it gave them a way to circumvent exclusion act of 1882.
>> It was this exemption that allowed Jerry's great uncle to open Pekin noodle parlor in Butte paving a path for more family members to immigrate to the U.S. and help the business. Jerry father Danny want arrived in the U.S. in 1947 as a team. >> Ever since he was 14 years old he's been working at the peak of little parlor and he just started with the support walls of Washington says, and then he learned how to cook and he slowly just started to grade himself into managing that and working with the director says the staff. >> Danny taking over the restaurant in the 1950's spending years turning it into a pillar of the local community I've been coming here for at least 50 years the give me plenty of food I never walk away hungry. >> I love coming to work because of all the people I work with like they choose really nice people and your father probably played over 10,000 people at this you know throughout this whole entire life. So it's interesting to
know that fish nearly 5 to 6 generations of people that you know have worked there. >> The menu of Pekin noodle parlor hasn't changed much over >> We do what they call chop suey what shops who he is is to the years. that of leftover vegetables that are kind of mix together some gravy and served on top of our main goals we've been sitting there for over a 110 years. >> Shops is in large part why Chinese became so popular across the United States. >> Chop suey was the first time America experienced a culinary craze, a food critics and it's starting at the end of the 19th century that there are Americans who are venturing into trying to out the way they got them to even experiment with Chinese food was to make a stir fry that was actually quite bland so they used bamboo shoots water chestnuts onions oftentimes that were celery for many years. >> Chinatown's with the only places where 9 Chinese Americans could sample Asian flavors.
>> Americans are going to Chinatown some were curious. They watch experience curio shops, Chinese opera. >> With increased tourism Chinatown's of large cities groove. It was a different story in the tent like many mining towns Butte lost many of its workers as production slowed in the 1950's. >> But the copper who ran dry and the people start to pick up and just kind of move it move on and move back to their families and the bigger states. >> As miners left Butte for new opportunities, it's Chinatown disappeared in the early 1900 there were 7 chop suey restaurant listed in the Butte city directory today only the Pekin noodle parlor remains open.
Jerry Tim runs the Pekin noodle parlor in Butte Montana. >> People may know this is all the changes, fresh eye of America. Hello, it is so much history. >> Despite peak its historic status. Jerry says he was never
pressured by family to join the business. >> I never learned to cook and tally came back back in round 2009. Because light, any Asian American and parents what are their kids to go to college so we all went to college is up around the nation and to get a better education to become a lawyer or a doctor and what have you but I would just caution and what is great about that as I got to see the world because of it. >> In 2004 Jerry even appearing on Bravo's project runway.
But a few years later family duty calling him home. >> And the First Amendment had a stroke so my dad news help you know taking care of her and take care of the restaurant, it was really my father because they were in a generation where they loved each other every day. And they were just best >> After Jerry's mom passed Jerry and his dad begin friends. operating Pekin together.
>> He never stopped working so he was working here all the way up to 85 to we couldn't make up the stairs anymore my father and I spent every day together at a church he was that he was healthy all the way to the air. The best of my ability I can do. My father passed in November. And it was really you know heartbreaking he didn't want to say goodbye to my sisters are being here this restaurant or the community, he loved the Montana. >> Jerry now runs Pekin noodle parlor with his cousin Nelson together they're working to preserve a family legacy. Keep a piece of Chinese American history alive in an unlikely place.
>> I've been asked the question was the future the peak and and the best answer I can give you is, let's just keep it the wet start to change anything because that's what people come state here for the and have their parking spots they have their boost they have their favorite place at the Mar think they want any change because this is a place that just Michael. >> While New York City is home to America's largest Chinatown the honor of the older, those to San Francisco and that's where the Far East Cafe is located it is one of the last remaining historic Chinese banquet Hall. After a two-year hiatus, this celebrated venue hosted the 64th annual missed Chinatown USA pageant a lunar New Year tradition.
The occasion marking a triumphant milestone for the century-old institution. >> Bill Lee has owned the farm I think since 1999 his daughter, Kathy working by his side as the manager. >> He put me into the restaurant to kind of understand the roots of our culture he wanted me to remember that you know China town is about community is about traditions is about culture. >> For many in the community Chinese banquet halls are more than just venues for special events.
>> I feel that far East is kind of like a second home for you know a lot of our peaches that come in because they feel so comfortable so much history and so many memories, you know, a lot of patients that have been here they told me they're like home. My parents had my rage in your party, it's very similar to like about his and that was like 50 something years ago. >> And that history is everywhere you look at far >> The ceilings like my dad mention the high ceilings moldings modems are all regional no match in trouble on 40 from China. In the 1920's. So there are over a 100 years old.
>> For the last few decades, there were 5 giant banquet style restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown but with rising rents and gentrification most have since close their doors. By early 2020. Only 2 banker has remained. >> The Far East Cafe planned to celebrate its 100 year anniversary with a big celebration instead it's now planning to close its doors. >> At the start of the pandemic the restaurant state afloat by cooking meals for senior citizens and low income residents in China to that cold but hahntown night we applied for it PPP loan suddenly got over $200,000. We also received money from the feed and flu program and our landlord gave us 6 months of free rent some thought beyond covid a different type of Irish brought more harm Chinatowns across the country. Anti Asian hate crimes soaring
by nearly 340% in 2021. >> When this started happening, I felt very very sad and also very angry because I liked why is this happening to trying town why is it happening to our country we know for these people to target elderly people to pushing down to rob them don't be realize that they have grandparents to or they have unsettled by Beach and the happened to their parents POW with the field then. >> People saw the attacks when they watch the news and heard reports, and they got even more scared, they don't want to go out even for special events like the mid autumn festival. We tried to invite them, but they didn't want to come.
>> We used to be open until 10 o'clock before pandemic sometimes was stay out here until midnight if we had events now we can't we can't do that we changed the business hours to close at 7, 7, 30 because safety is the most important >> Business owners across China town still face hostility. thing. George and Cindy Chen open China live in 2017. >> We've been lucky, I'm we're going to have a couple instances where you know people scream anti-asian slurs we're concerned about our employees you know coming to work in and being harassed.
I think that ignorance is very unfortunate. >> China live is a massive market place with multiple restaurants, it's in a building that once housed a banquet Hall like far East. >> I remember coming to away here when I was in college I who I think will be 5,000 people in life 6 restaurants.
But unfortunately, you know real estate was getting very expensive. So it's not very cost effective if you don't have that business. >> 2 years ago the couple had to lay off 200 workers.
However with the support of partners, George and Cindy were able to pivot their business on a few fronts. >> We did you know the ghost kitchen was something outside the box. So we have 10 locations in the Bay Area.
Sauceda Berkeley. And and they can order food from those ghost kitchens. >> Ghost kitchens, prepare restaurant, quality food exclusively for delivery or takeout.
>> We sold so many key conducts we didn't know what to do with all that that that so what do you do make popcorn with it. So that's why we have a different popcorn. >> As business picked up on China live was able to rehire 100 workers. Despite an uncertain future these restaurants remain hopeful that business will rebound.
>> More police presence people are more as a community standing up for ourselves making sure that we have like the buddy system making sure that we're together and we feel safe that were walking together that we have each other's back. >> We need it. I was an essential part of life I one more fun is that look forward to having dinner with friends you haven't seen a new place for favorite place. >> But some old favorites just can't be replaced. Why your
mind that during the pandemic many restaurants have shut down 8 so far East is now the biggest restaurant in Chinatown the ball far East has to be space big enough to host large events for the community. >> We were overjoyed having that Mister trying to tell us a event here. A press conference and just being able to reconnect with the community. It warmed my heart and my dad was like so overjoyed that people are coming in just to celebrate. >> To learn more about the future of Chinese American restaurants. I went to visit chef Lucas in in New York City
this savvy ship is on a mission to save mom and pop shops from closing putting a spin on the classics. >> Hey, yeah, I mean to you all right can't wait to Yahoo. >> Lucas was born and raised in Hong Kong growing up he had never heard of dishes like general tso's chicken what was your first experience with Chinese American yeah, and did you go.
>> What the heck is this. I was here for summer camp and on Tuesdays at 10 o'clock or so right before bedtime this Van would pull out in the front of the school. And you can pick between since we checked in general, so she