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it goes under her skin that will be turned on, and that will permanently help her stomach. >> reporter: this works like a pacemaker for the heart. sending signals to nerves, so the muscles will work normally. and if all goes according to plan, gentrie will be able to eat and drink when she wakes up. >> i'm looking forward to a drink of some sort. but i'm sure after i get over the surgery i will be looking for good food. >> reporter: a routine wish for many people but the hope for an end to the grueling battle for this young girl. >> and gentrie hansen is here along with her parents lowell and kathy and here also joined again by dr. nancy synderman. so how did that taste? >> really good. >> you know, i imagine that
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before this diagnosis was maybe the hardest part. when people kept telling you that you might have a eating disorder. >> oh, yeah, that was probably the worst part. of this whole sickness. having people keep telling me, oh, you have an eating disorder. and something else was wrong. >> kathy, did you imagine that it was possible that she had an eating disorder? >> as a parent you hope that you know your children well enough to help them with whatever their problems are. and over time, we started kind of wating for signs that might indicate something different. but our heart was believing that it was something different. but we did begin to watch and just make sure, follow her into the bathroom. make sure that everything was as she said. >> reporter: and a lot of other people were thinking that there was something wrong with her. authorities, people around you, just -- >> doctors. we had doctors that would saying
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she had a problem. we had family members even saying that she had eating disorder, or not eating disorder but bulimia. >> something. so when you finally found out what it was, that must have been such a relief. >> it was huge. >> it's kind of a happy/sad day. one of those days when you're so glad that you're there's to go forward with and try to understand, but at the same time we understand the disease and realize that it's without a cure, and it has, you know, its own complications. >> do we know what causes this, called gastroparesis? >> yeah, it's just stomach paralysis. the nerves and muscles are coordinated so good goes in to gentrie's stomach and sort of can't get out. the only way she's had to resolve it over the years is vomiting. the reason people thought she had anorexia or bulimia is because she's smart, controlling in a good way, she's beautiful, she's a great student.
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she fit the classic model. but, she had phenomenal belly pain and could not control the vomiting and it took smart doctors thinking about this. what causes it, probably, and i say probably, a virus that has hit her. and specifically hit this nerve. we never really know what. but that's always sort of the speculation. >> after all you've been through, gentrie, has some good come of this? have you learned something? >> i have learned so many different things. about kind of about what -- i don't even know how to explain it. but, emotionally and physically just kind of what my body goes through. and everything. i think i've grown to be a totally different person. it's helped a lot. >> sounds like you've gained resilience. >> yes, hopefully. >> and she gained some weight.
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and i know that that counts. but it is hard when you're really thin to put on weight. we think it's so easy. it's going to be a slowly uphill curve for her to get the stomach back to normal with this pacemaker. >> you enjoy that. it was great to meet you. >> thank you. >> and how lucky you are to have good family. congratulations to you all. >> you're welcome, ann. >> coming up next, being smarter about eating your vegetables. w
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"healthier living today" is brought to you by kashi snacks. made with all-natural goodness. >> this morning on "healthier living today" eating your vegetables. your mother was right, studies show they are essential to a healthy diet. but americans still eat less than 60% of the recommended daily amount.
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joy bauer is a nutritionist, and of course "today" contributor. good to see you. why are so few americans eating their veggies? >> i don't know. they're delicious. why they're so important is they're packed with nutrients that deliver the vitamins and minerals that allow our bodies to thrive. they've also got fiber. and we know that fiber keeps us full, it pulls down cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar levels. vegetables are also important when it comes to weight management. >> when we're talking about how much the average person should eat it may sound like a lot but what are we talking? >> at least two to three cups. these things are all portioned down at one cup. a cup of carrots, a cup of peppers, broccoli, leafy greens because they're puffier, you would want two cups to equal that one cup. these are nonstarchy vegetables so the more the better. >> starchy vegetables? >> an ear of corn is equivalent to one cup. >> you okay? >> sorry.
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a cup of peas, or a medium white or sweet potato. so there's a lot of choices. >> working it into your day you've got a sample of kind of what could be an average day. >> right. and without a salad we're going to do this. start with lunch because a lot of people don't like to have vegetables with breakfast. a cup of soup and piling on lettuce and tomato on a sandwich. that's one cup serving of vegetables. as a snack you could have some baby carrots and hummus. another cup of vegetables. and then for dinner, if you have some veggies on the side, and a potato, again, you just had more than three cups of vegetables. without a salad >> and all perfectly healthy. let's talk about your superstars. let's go around to this side. first of all, you love spinach and kale. >> right. that's going to be my number one pick because of the deep green color. it's got a lot of beta-carotene and vitamin "c" and fiber. what it also has is an interesting twist is iron. which you don't find a lot in vegetables. and it's very versatile.
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one of my favorite things is saute it up in a pan with a little bit of olive oil and finished it off with sweet balsamic vinegar. >> spinach, cooked or uncooked, doesn't matter? you still get the same nutritional value? >> you'll lose some of the vitamin content when you cook vegetables. but you also gain others. they become more bioavailable when it's cooked. so the bottom line is raw, cooked, the more the merrier. >> you want people to get some bell peppers in their diet. why are these so good for you? >> bell peppers are loaded with vitamin "c." one red bell pepper has more than twice the amount of vitamin "c" compared to an orange. and you can toss them into stir fries, into omelettes. you can use them as scoopers for chicken salad or egg salad or cottage cheese. >> people love potatoes. you say go with the sweet potato. >> i'm not against white potatoes but the deep orange color no sweet potatoes is a giveaway. it's got a slew of great ingredients. >> broccoli and brussel spouts.
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i happen to love both of these. >> broccoli is great. you can top it on pizza. and the nice part about both broccoli and brussel sprouts is it's in the cruciferous family. which means it has a compound that may help to reduce certain types of cancer. this is well worth your while. i tell my kids these are little cabbages or green brains. >> hmm. does that actually work? >> it does. >> real quickly. i love like vegetable juices like the v-8. does that help me get my daily allowance? >> it does. one cup of vegetable juice will count for your vegetable quota. but when you're buying commercial vegetable juice, check the sodium. you want to look for lower sodium options because some of them are sky high. >> super information. joy, thanks very much. appreciate it. and joy bauer has more advice on how you can live healthier at up next, a new investigation into the care of a reclusive heiress worth half a billion dollars. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] we know jerry brown was mayor of oakland,
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this morning the mystery is deepening about the fate of huguette clark, the 104-year-old woman whose father was once the second richest man in america. she is worth half a billion dollars, has no heirs, and hasn't been seen in public for more than half a century. our national correspondent bob
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dotson is back now to shine a little more light into history's shadows. bob, good morning. >> good morning, ann. you know this woman has lived her long life as if her great wealth was a nuisance. like a fly that needs to be swatted away. she owns three mansions, worth an estimated $250 million. but check yourself into a new york city hospital two decades ago, and has talked to only a handful of people. one of them cynthia garcia, who sorted huguette's mail for a couple of years back in 2000. mostly, she says, auction house catalogs from christie's and sotheby's. >> she has a huge collection. she has an antique doll house stroller that was $8,000. a little stroller with a little baby inside. >> reporter: what does she do with all the dolls? >> she'll brush their hair. dress them, undress them. they're on her bed.
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>> reporter: you talked to huguette clark a couple times on the phone. >> numerous times. >> reporter: what was your impression? >> sharp, witted, adept, strong voice. husky voice. >> reporter: did she seem to be a person who knew what was going on? >> yes. sharp. yes. absolutely. >> reporter: garcia worked for miss clark's longtime attorney. how did wallace bach treat huguette? >> the goose with the golden egg. gingerly. careful. calculated. he would write a check from her account in his name, deposit it, or cash it. >> reporter: how much money are we talking about? >> always -- >> reporter: it would be a reimbursement for services? >> no, the money retainer at that time was $15,000 a month. >> reporter: the elder abuse unit of the new york county's d.a. office is now looking into
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huguette clark's welfare. garcia says clark's attorney called and told her to say nothing. instead, she decided to speak out. after all these years. >> he put fear in me in that phone call. don't you want to go on vacation? i said oh, no. no more. i called her. i'm not going to live in fear. >> reporter: a spokesman for wallace bach calls garcia's claims wildly inaccurate. over the years, he says, miss clark has made all of her own decisions, including insisting on maintaining her privacy. in short she has lived her life the way she has wanted to. miss garcia was not a witness to miss clark's will, which has been in existence for some time, and knows nothing about its contents. the spokesman went on to say, despite the numerous inaccurate assertions being made, mr. bock will continue to fulfill his professional obligations to honor and enforce her
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requirement of privacy. as for that phone call, the spokesman said he was merely returning cynthia garcia's call that night. and has done nothing wrong. ann? >> and you just reported the attorney now says that hugate has a signed will. who do you think might be in line to get that half a billion dollar estate? >> there's no indication what wallace bock, the attorney, is listed on that will. of course she has no heirs. that's a mystery like the life she lives. >> bob dotson this morning. good to talk to you. thanks a lot for your continuing reporting on this story. okay and coming up next, your questions answered about infertility.
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breaking news just coming into us. we saw a massive oil spill that we have been covering. the coast guard says some initial reports had 13 crew members onboard. the rig, one was injured, but no deaths so far. they've got several boats heading to the site right now,
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but literally just coming into our news resume. newsroom. we'll keep trash tabs on that. now to mike. >> from 237 at south avenue, we have an accident blocking the left lane in both directions. that's an issue connecting between 880 and 680. a lot of folks do that through that portion of the south bay. then the rest of the south bay is slow. the on-ramp is closed near the lawrence expressway with a sigalert there. we still have aeraltigalt at southbound 17 heading to the summit. more news after that.
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breaking news that we are following from our newsroom this morning. yet another oil rig has exploded in the gulf of mexico. we are told that it is not producing oil, but it is leaving about 13 crew members from the
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with interest plus savings, go to!!!!! what's in your wallet? somebody help me down. we're back with more of "today" on a thursday morning, second day of september, 2010. just take a second and see all the nice people who are gathered with us in rockefeller plaza, outside our window on the world, on what is already warming up to be a bit of a steamy day here in mid town manhattan. on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and tamron hall joining us this morning. nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> coming up we've got a horrible story. a story about this gunman who took hostages at the discovery channel headquarters outside washington, d.c. what is really bizarre about the story is during the standoff he actually spoke to a producer here at nbc news.
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we're going to hear some of what he had to say. also talk much more about hurricane earl bearing down on the east coast of the united states. could make landfall around north carolina sometime late tonight, maybe tomorrow morning. al as you can see is down in kill devil hills in north carolina. he's going to give the latest on that storm, including some mandatory evacuations already in progress. we'll get to him in a couple of minutes. >> plus want to get to a complicated case involving an ohio woman who basically said that she claims going on facebook that she discovered her husband's infidelity. that she saw wedding pictures of his marriage to another woman posted on the website. and she says that this was all going on while he was still married to her. but he says she's wrong. they were never married. apparently the ceremony or whatever happened happened overseas, a technicality. right now they're fighting over the children. and the judge has now weighed in so we'll get to that coming up. very strange story.
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>> on a lighter note, people are still talking about some of thee emmys. the question is, though, how do you get the look for less. we'll show you how to get some of the beautiful looks on a budget. very eager to see that. >> that lady in the back was in a hurry there. >> she wanted to get that dress right now. >> let's get a check of the headlines. natalie's over at the news desk, filling in for ann. >> good morning, everyone. as they mentioned, north carolina bracing now for one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever threaten the east coast. states of emergency have been declared in north carolina, virginia, and maryland. and from cape hatteras to cape cod, dangerous surf conditions, storm surges and powerful winds are expected later today through saturday. lifeguards are urging labor day beachgoers to be careful of dangerous rip tides. and al is following the track of the storm and he'll have a little bit more coming up in just a bit. this morning, police in maryland are trying to piece together what led a gunman to storm the discovery channel's
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headquarters wednesday, sparking a four-hour hostage standoff. nbc's tom costello is once again in silver spring, maryland, with the very latest. tom, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. overnight, the police bomb squads were in the building. they cleared the building of four separate devices. they also found handbags, they said, or duffel bags with both guns and ski masks. this began when the suspect walked into the building, demanding to speak to company executives. nbc news called the building to try to find out what was happening, to try to talk to somebody in public relations. low and behold, the gunman picked up the phone. we talked to him, and at the same time, communicated with police that we were talking to the gunman. the police said, stay on the phone and tell the police, tell them exactly what was happening. the lunch hour was just ending when witnesses say the gunman walked into the discovery channel headquarters just outside of washington, waving a handgun, wearing what appeared to be explosives and ordering everyone in the lobby to stay
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still. we now know the suspect was james j. lee, whose long list of demands included a change in discovery channel programming. as word of the hostage situation spread, an nbc news producer called the discovery channel general number. suddenly, lee himself picked up the phone. >> no one has been shot. >> do you have a gun? >> i have a gun. and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body, ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it, i'll [ bleep ] explode. >> so we do know that the lines of communication are open with this man. >> reporter: nbc news immediately consulted with police and decided against reporting the conversation until the situation was over. while lee held three hostages at gunpoint, most of the buildings's 1,900 employees were told to evacuate and did, including all the children in a day care center on the first floor. >> and someone came to me, running, came to me and then said, don't go into the lobby, there's some action going on there. like, there are cops inside.
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>> we weren't sure if the gunman was going to come up to the other floors or anything. >> reporter: police say james lee of maryland had a history of protesting in front of the discovery channel, handing out rambling leaflets calling for more program about global warming and animal extinction. after distracting crowds by throwing hundreds of dollars into air, he was arrested in february of 2008 and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. lee told our nbc news producer that he'd spent time preparing for this attack. >> so how long have you been working on this particular bomb? >> three weeks around, around three weeks or a month. >> three weeks? >> did a lot of research. i had to experiment. >> and how many bombs, again, do you have? >> i have several. >> reporter: our producer asked what skills lee had to build a bomb. >> i did some welding. i was a welder. parts. i did some parts. >> did that -- did that -- did that help prepare you for what you're doing today? >> well, yeah. everything i do in life -- everything one does in life prepares you for what you're
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going to do, right. >> reporter: then police started negotiating for three hours by telephone. while watching him through lobby windows and with cameras inside the lobby, they could see he was holding three men hostage and appeared to be wearing pipe bombs. finally, nearly four hours after the crisis began, they saw him point his gun at the hostages. >> but at that point, our tactical units moved in. they shot the suspect. the suspect is deceased. >> reporter: all three hostages, including a security guard, managed to escape unharmed. they all thank police and fire rescue for being on the scene. the discovery channel says they were aware of mr. lee's complaints, but never really took his threats seriously. natalie? >> tom costello in silver spring, maryland. thank you, tom. two sides that have been at odds for generations are coming together today in washington, working towards the ever-elusive mideast peace.
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benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas are holding face-to-face talks after meeting with president obama at the white house on wednesday. the president is hoping for a peace agreement within a year and says he is cautiously hopeful. we're following a developing story right now out of the gulf of mexico. there's been another oil rig explosion, this one about 80 miles off the coast of central louisiana. everyone on the rig is accounted for, but there are reports of smoke and fire. the rig is owned by mariner energy. and do you know what day today is? it is 9/02/10. and the beverly hills show is celebrating the day. the city and fans of the series are throwing a huge party with big-name celebrities and a food and wine festival. now, seven minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to matt, ann, and tamron. >> that would have never occurred to me. >> never. >> not even for a second. >> thanks very much. mr. roker not here on the plaza with good reason. he's down in north carolina on the outer banks. hurricane earl, a dangerous
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storm approaching. what's the latest, al? >> well, i'll tell you, matt, we're really seeing the atlantic heat up as we get into the heart of the hurricane season. look at the big picture. we've got four systems we're tracking right now. we've got hurricane earl. we've got fiona, a tropical storm, with 50-mile-per-hour winds. gaston has formed. and another tropical wave is coming off the atlanancoast. to earl, right now, a dangerous hurrane. 355 miles south of cape hatteras. it's got 145-mile-per-hour winds. it's a category 4 storm, moving north-northwest at 18 miles per hour. that fast forward speed is going to probably increase the storm surge possibilities. we have hurricane watches and warnings, hurricane warnings for the entire carolina coast. hurricane watches from the north carolina/virginia border, up right into new york. we've got tropical storm warnings also and hurricane watches up and down the eastern seaboard. here's the latest on the path of earl. we look for it to make its way close to the outer banks of
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north carolina, some time this morning. i should say, tomorrow morning around 2:00 or 3:00, with 135-mile-per-hour winds. whether it makes direct landfall or not doesn't matter, because tropical force winds extend out 200 miles. it continues along the shoreline, paralleling the new jersey/maryland coast by friday afternoon. and late friday night, early saturday morning, it brushes past new england. we haven't had a hit in new england of a major hurricane since bob in 1991. again, as a category 2, could still do a lot of damage. a dangerous storm. rain bands just about 60 miles offshore this way. so we're continuing to watch it and we're going to be feeling its effects. we'll get some rain in here in the next couple of hours. and a completely different story in oakland. we have clear skies. a very stable pattern with not much wind. high pressure is locked in for us today. the temperature is 77 in
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oakland. 74 in san francisco. 76 in san jose. a quick warm up today with no sign of a sea breeze for the morning. later on this afternoon i think the sea breeze will kick in. right around lunch taoism, we'll hit the 90s around the bay area. then labor day weekend looks fine. a little mild with some morning clouds. >> and that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. new developments now in a double life caught on facebook. an ohio woman says she discovered her husband was married to another woman online. now, both sides are in court fighting over their children. nbc's jeff rossen has the latest now. hey, jeff, good morning. >> hi, ann, good morning to you. just when you think this can't get any more vicious, it does. accusations of a secret double life. a secret second marriage. and photo evidence posted all over facebook. stuck in the middle of all of this, two young children. now a judge is getting involved and making some decisions. it's hard to imagine how
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something so beautiful could turn so ugly. a fairy tale wedding along italy's amalfi coast. the year, 2005. >> our new life! >> john and lynn france were madly in love. >> that was a dream. this is a nightmare. >> today, lynn france calls her husband a terrorist, who stole their two little boys. >> these are babies. they need their mother. he is holding them from me and using that as a weak point against me, knowing that i can break down, and i will break down. >> reporter: after three years together, she caught john with another woman, and soon, lynn says, she got the shock of a lifetime. john married that other woman at disney world, while still married to her. lynn even found the photos posted on facebook, along with pictures of that woman raising her kids. lynn first told her story last month here on "today."
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>> married to me, with our children, in one state, and with her in another state. >> double life? >> complete double life. >> reporter: but john says he's not a cheater, that dream wedding to lynn in italy isn't even legal because of a clerical error. >> we're confident with the fact that we're going to present that the marriage will show that it's invalid. >> reporter: now, the focus is on the children. today, they live with john france and his new life in florida. lynn hasn't seen her boys in four months. saying john keeps standing in the way. >> he first took them. he called me and said i could have them under the stipulation of her demands. he wants me to sign papers that essentially state we're not married. >> there is no strings attached. she can come and see the children any time she wants. she could have seen them today. people are making me the bad guy like i'm the big mist and i'm holding the kids hostage. once the facts are presented in court, they're going to have a completely different view of what happened. >> reporter: and that's exactly
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where this case just landed. wednesday a judge tampa. >> there is something very seriously wrong with the results that would keep children away from their mother. >> the rights to these children are equal to the mothers in every respect. >> reporter: the judge ruled the kids must remain in florida while the feuding parents work out a custody deal with a mediator. >> honestly, jeff, it's like mediating with the taliban. how are you going to mediate with a terrorist like him? >> i don't consider it a victory. look, either me or linda is going to win. i have to make sure the boys win. >> reporter: two weddings, dozens of facebook photos and now court, the boys end this day exactly where they started. stuck in the middle. john says the kids are better off with him in florida, and this morning that's exactly where they remain. now here's what's next. both sides will go to mediation now to hammer out a custody deal. if they can't reach a deal, ann, they're going to have to head
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back to the court and the judge will make the final ruling on all of this. >> all right, jeff, thank you so much this morning. and coming up next, dr. nancy synderman answers our questions about the challenges of infertility. and later, going for the glamour. you may not have walked the red carpet at the emmys but now can you look like you did. how to get the look-alike dresses at bargain rates. people with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis going? they're discovering the first self-injectable ra medicine you take just once a month. it's simponi™, and taken with methotrexate, it helps relieve the pain, stiffness, and swelling of ra with one dose a month. visit to see if you qualify for a full year of cost support. simponi™ can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious and sometimes fatal events can occur, such as infections, cancer in children and adults, heart failure, nervous system disorders, liver or blood problems, and allergic reactions. before starting simponi™, your doctor should test you for tb
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off until later. we know there's a biological clock for this. age for women is probably the greatest impediment to getting pregnant. if you do decide to put off getting pregnant into your 30s or 40s, expect you might not be as fertile as you are at 24. >> so how do you know if it's not just a stress-related or nerve problem, that there is more of a medical issue? when do you -- >> you can't know that -- you can't know that until you go to the doctor. but here's the real diagnosis. if you have a year of unprotected sex, and you are not pregnant within that year, you are considered infertile or should at least then reach out. and there are really great ob/gyn doctors now who specialize in infertility. very easy to find them. the american college of obstetrics and gynecology is the go-to place on the web to find the good doctors. >> what are some of the underlying issues. you mentioned age. >> age is always the number one factor. because you and i are born with a certain number of eggs and they just die and age as they get older.
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other things can be environmental. cigarettes. sometimes hormone disorders. you may not have the right amount of estrogen or progesterone in your body. abnormalities in your uterus that you might not know about. some sexual diseases, if you've had chlamydia, a lot of sexually transmitted diseases. even endometriosis can block the fallopian tubes. and some women are born with unhealthy eggs. those are all things a good doctor can help you look at that laundry list and figure out. >> we are inundated with questions. stephanie wrote in on our "today" show facebook page, we've been trying to conceive for two years, i have no issues getting pregnant but have had four miscarriages. i was on birth control for 20 years. is there a correlation here? >> we're all worried about the birth control pill, as you know. it is one of the most studied pills out there. that's an excellent question because a lot of women worry about birth control pills. let me just allay your fears.
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no. no connection to the birth control pill. here's the good news/bad news. good news is, she can get pregnant. bad news is she can't sustain the pregnancies right now. that could mean that the lining of the uterus just isn't plump enough to hold it. it could also mean hormonal imbalances. this is exactly when you want an infertility specialist. they can help decipher the micronuances. sometimes it just means poll tering one hormone over another. >> that's a tough thing. four miscarriages. >> if you can get pregnant you might be able to carry to term. >> next question from emily in louisville, kentucky. she's joining us on skype. what's your question for dr. nancy? >> well, my question is actually two parts. the first is, i have pcos so i'm wondering what i should be doing to keep that under control? and i was hoping maybe you could address the relax, stop trying comments that infertile people get? it's very frustrating. >> so let me start with pcos
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which is polycystic ovary syndrome, something a lot of women don't know about. the leading cause of infertility. and it means that the ovaries have cysts on them. the ovaries are larger and then there's a hormone imbalance. sometimes more testosterone than progesterone. women's voices can drop. sort of masculinizing symptoms. but it also leads to infertility. that is absolutely a reason to see one of these doctors. and one of the specialists we talked about. now before i get into the relaxation thing, this is going to seem sort of a soft answer. i used to think that stress had nothing to do with it. because then you start to hear about women who say, well, i went on vacation and i was relaxed. now there's some extraordinary work being done. dr. ali domar at harvard is studying just this kind of thing. the link between our immune system, our brains, our fertility, and elegant science behind it. so there may be something to that relaxation aspect of it, but look for the people who are
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for a little something sweet. kellogg's rice krispies treats. good morning, everybody. the time now is 9:26. i'm brent cannon with an update on breaking news we are following this morning. an offshore petroleum platform exploded in the gulf of mexico about 80 miles off the louisiana coast. it is just west of the site where bp's undersea well spilled after a big rig explosion, a similar one. the coast guard says nobody has been killed in this blast. it was reported by a commercial helicopter that was flying in the area. there are 13 people on the rig. they have been accounted for. one person is hurt. the extent of their injuries is not known exactly yet. of course, we'll want to know if any oil is spilling into the gulf and if this will be a new problem or not. we are following it and keep you updated.
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also, ab an update on a sigalert. >> this is northbound 101 and the lawrence expressway. it has taken quite a while to clear this up. the other sigalert is south of there going on near the santa cruz mountains. probably 10:00 a.m. when the southbound side will reopen. here's the approach with things moving smoothlythe to the bay bridge approach, but speeds are in the 20s and 30s. the toll plaza is back to west grand after avenue. the lanes are starting to move around 30 minutes to this sunny spot. lots of sunshine near the bay bridge, and temperatures already are getting into the 90s near the bay area. late today the sea breeze comes back with a sign of cooler changes heading into the weekend. so 80s and 90s around the inner bay today. tomorrow we cool off a few degrees and cool off more heading through labor day week ahead. more news right after the break.
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police are still trying to piece together a deadly crime spree this morning. investigators think it may have started with jealousy.
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police say a man killed 71-year-old ricardo salas in a jealous rage. the man's girlfriend was kidnapped and found dead in the front seat of the car that the suspect used to lead police on a high-speed chase. the woman's friends say she has four kids and dreamed of going back to vietnam. police have not seen the suspect and are still looking for him. the "today" show returns in less then a minute. have a great morning. see you in a bit.
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do not speak of my sister. >> i never -- >> did you hear what i said? do not speak of my sister. she is not here. you start it. you want to be a big shot and send a letter -- >> okay. yep. they are the one and only "real housewives of new jersey." okay. all right. okay. okay, stop. stop fighting. can't it anymore. anyway, they are the breakout reality show stars. >> poor -- >> who know how to bring the drama to the small screen. they are actually here in our green room. look, look -- >> sitting on the same couch. >> look they're all friends together. and they're going to mix it up this morning with hoda and
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kathie lee. >> the one they don't like is not there. they all love each other. >> anyway. meanwhile coming up in this half hour, getting some red carpet glamour in our own lives. >> that's right. if you love some of the looks you saw on sunday's emmy award but can't afford the designer price tag. don't worry. you can get a look-alike dress at a fraction of the cost. we're going to show you how. some of the dresses were spectacular. we got a chance to see a sneak peek of them. >> i know. what else this morning? >> plus, it's not just kids today spend a lot of time on social media sites like facebook and myspace. but it's actually turning them, could there be a problem with them turning the new generation into a generation of ego maniacs or children with narcissistic tendencies. we're going to check out some disturbing new research coming up. >> and also in "today's kitchen," something i know we're all going to love, after talking tossed salad all morning. could be just what you're wanting for this weekend, and this is summer bash. we'll get to all that. but first let's go talk to al,
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who's been on hurricane watch all morning and doing a great job from north carolina's outer banks. al, tell us about the weather. >> i tell you, i would rather face a category 4 hurricane than be there with the real housewives. . whoo! >> i think it's category 5 hurricane when you're with the housewives. >> yeah. absolutely. anyway. let's take a look at your weekend, see what you can expect. again, along the eastern seaboard, especially to the northeast tomorrow, we are going to be looking at some strong storms. wet weather. but for the most part, we've got sunshine to talk about throughout much of the country. mild in the pacific north with sunny skies. showers in the western plains. sunny and hot through the gulf coast. sunday, residual rain in new england, wet weather in florida, some showers in the extreme southwest, and the western plains, otherwise sizzling conditions from the gulf coast all the way up to the great lakes. here's a beautiful view of
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san francisco where things are warming up quickly. just how quickly? we'll show you the temperatures. 74 in san francisco and oakland. 76 in an jose. on our way to lunchtime temperatures in the bay area near the 90s. the inner bay and coast will cool down tonight. the cool down will be significant. it will be dropping back to the 70s and the 80s to kickoff labor day weekend. inland temperatures are in the 70s by monday. that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, stay safe now, okay? we're thinking about you down there. >> you bet. >> all right. coming up next, we're going to take a look at those emmy red carpet inspired looks for less and we're going to show you where you can get them. [ male announcer ] liquid plumr has combined two mighty forces
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both saw that i kind of said, hmm, you looked at heidi klum. she was in a -- she could wear a garbage bag and look amazing. look at this dress, so mini. she just had a baby, though. and january jones, she was on some people's best list, some people's worst list with this versace dress. i thought the dress was too much. she looked like she rolled out of bed to me. this, to me, is unrelatable. but there are dresses being made that are similar that will be out in december. >> and these dresses created a buzz. the first look was brooks burke, the actress who was on "dancing with the stars." she looked spectacular. describe brooke's dress. >> especially made for her. he actually designed a lot of her dresses for "dancing with the stars." and this is this is $268. >> oh, my goodness. >> now where are you going to wear this? >> well, if you're -- >> everywhere if you're lucky. >> a destination wedding, if
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you're going to get married on the beach. and in december a lot of people start shopping for prom. so i think it's a very appropriate prom dress because the strapless is very in. a beautiful dress. and i think a lot of people can relate to it. >> and the detail on the bodice is very nice. for an affordable dress sometimes you lose the detail. >> they did a really good job. this will be out in december. and you have to figure for her, costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. this is under $600 with jewels and shoes. >> our next look, leah michelle from "glee." >> i know you're a gleek. >> i am. >> she actually turned 24 on sunday. it was her birthday. she was in oscar de la renta. that was, i thought, one of the beautiful dresses, brian atwood pumps. >> and navy was popular. >> there was a lot of color. no one wore a simple black dress. >> here's a dress inspired by that look. >> isn't this great? it's $398. and look at the detail. look at the scalloping. and also the jewels. the gunmetal jewels.
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and the shoes, i think you could see the shoes under there. they really make shoes that are inspired by celebrity looks. but are also very similar for under $100. and the jewelry is also around $100. >> so right now leah michelle the actress is saying darn it, i spent all my money, coy have had this. >> let me tell you something, those stars are not spending money. they get those dresses either specially made, on they pick what they want. that is beautiful. >> our next look inspired, the new young star also on "glee." >> i'm not a gleek but she's up for the cheerleader and you get to see what she looks like. so everybody was sort of like, wow, look at her here. again, she's worth $100,000 here. i mean, just beautiful dress. >> what color is that dress? >> almost a beautiful blue. you could see it here because i think this is really, again, by fabiana, and this is just a great look. i mean you really have to know where you're going, though, in this dress. i mean a beautiful black tie
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affair. but i think it's flattering, especially if you're bigger on the backside, this is a great dress because it sort of will hide with all the ruching. this is just a beautiful dress. if you look at the earrings, i mean, those are worth about a million dollars. >> that is beautiful. >> and to your point, if you've got great legs you can play up our legs or downplay other parts of your body. >> it's all about what body parts you want to side. >> that shows a lot of leg. it looks good. >> you may want to sew it up a little bit depending on your audience. >> no you don't. >> next we have a look inspired by eva larue from "csi: miami." she was in a backless white gown. i interviewed heir. first of all, she wasn't wearing spanks, so i was like -- and she said she was nervous wearing this dress, because it's white, because it's backless. but i thought she really carried it off. and because it's so sort of sexy she wore her hair in a low ponytail, which i love. this one is $29.
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and it's silk/satin. do a little spin for us because you can with that figure. this is one of the dresses i have to say, you have to know where you're going in this dress and have a very hot date. >> no wondering around -- >> and again, these are just a beautiful neutral pump to have in your wardrobe. >> let's bring out all of our models. you actual look absolutely red carpet amazing. great stuff. this is fantastic. >> thank you. >> love that. >> all right jill martin, thank you very much. up next are sites like facebook making your kids too self-centers and languacking empathy? ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] the best way to tell how great you look is in your jeans. drop a jean size in two weeks with the special k challenge and enjoy a good source of fiber
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do you and your kids spend a lot of time on facebook? a new study looks at social sites and egocentric behavior. michelle gordon is a psychologist and "today" contributor. hot button issue because a lot of us do use these social networking sites. is there really a connection to nra civil? let's break down first, i mean it's one thing to be self-confident but it's another thing to have psychological issues. >> exactly. and the dangers of too much of that in terms of narcissism means that you're going to have a tough time in terms of inrelationships, creating them and maintaining them. and it diminishes empathy. >> this was a small study, 100
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students, done by undergraduate psychology major at york university in toronto. and -- and basically concluded that users with narcissistic behaviors could be clearly identified by their facebook pages. so, are we a little bit overreacting here to this? >> yes. in terms of this particular piece of research, it's an interesting discussion. but don't go jumping to conclusions and remove the facebook account too soon. there's some other research that's even more fascinating. first of all, we look at a research that has been studying kids, thousands of them and is seeing a steady rise in narcissism offline, now she interviewed them online and discovered that 57% of teens say that social networking does exacerbate narcissism and two-thirds of them say they're the most narcissistic generation ever. >> so they recognize that. and they're almost proud of it. now questions for the parents. i mean, can you really, first of all, blame these social media
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sites for all of this? or is it more that, you know -- >> natalie -- >> kids are going to -- >> i think we need to take a little credit ourselves. >> right. >> a little of too much, and putting the kid on center stage. parenting does matter. and not enough, no. that's the first thing. but the culture has also changed. a celebrity driven culture says a lot of research will exasperate it and not enough face-to-face connections. if you don't have that one-on-one time, what you're actually doing is diminishing empathize and it's the anecdote for narcissism. >> what are the telltale signs? >> researchers say there are some signs that you can see in terms of your kid online. the first one is, when he is on facebook, everything is all about me, it's constant promoting. it's for the college age set. pronounces. you'll hear a lot more "is" and "mes." how many friends do i have this month? >> because you have 1,000 friends that doesn't mean you have deep friendships. >> exactly.
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exactly. and then the other thing you're looking for is the photos they say are far more glamorous and in your face as opposed to the little snapshot ones. not one of those is going to say the kid's narcissistic. believe me you can see the same patterns offline as well as online. >> you've got to remember that whatever you put out there on facebook, that's yours for life. >> exactly. >> that's going to follow you if you're applying for a job. they always say don't put on facebook what you don't want a prospective employer to see. >> right on, natalie. >> something for the kids and the parents to be thinking about as they check out their kids entries. >> thanks, michelle. >> coming up next, classic salads with a twist.
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this morning in "today's kitchen," classic salads with a twist. tired of those traditional salads, this morning learn to make a unique salad that can be
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perfect main or even side dish this holiday weekend. hot chef april bloomfield is the executive chef and co-owner of the breslin dining room here in new york. you're the buzz in this town. we love your astronaut, known for a unique spin on everything. but this is pretty cool because you've focused on salads this time. >> yeah, you know. i have two restaurants and a lot of people think that they're very cyclic, and they are but i have a very big passion for making salads. things that are vibrant and fresh and crisp. this is a little twist. this is some lentils that i cooked for about 25 minutes in a little bit of garlic, a little bit of water, some chilies. >> you cooked some lentils. can you buy them already prepared? >> you can buy them in a bar. you can open a jar of chick peas. >> 25 minutes. so here i have some tahini paste. it's basically sesame seed
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that's pureed and it gives it a peanut buttery kind of -- >> kind of that cream. >> yeah, exactly. >> now is it hard to find? >> no, you can find it in any ethnic supermarket. here i have some meyer lemon zest which allows a real nice zing and cut through the nuttiness. >> how is this different from the traditional greek salad? >> it's different because i've used a lot more texture like chick peas and lentils. but it's normally cucumbers and tomatoes and stuff. >> okay. >> so anyway, this is a little bit of lemon juice. again, a little bit of, you know, acidity, make it nice and vibrant. and then i've got some garlic. and the garlic will kind of bring it all together. >> i've got to tell you, it already smells so fresh. >> you know, this cumin is toasted so it brings out the oils of the cumin and makes it really nice and tasty. you just kind of get it in there, make sure you toss it all together until it's all lovely
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and coated. >> and after? >> and then we just put a little bit of olive oil like this. which adds some elegance to it. then i have some onions. we're going to sad some salt, a little bit of olive oil again and a little bit of lemon. >> all right. >> and this will kind of help pickle the onions. >> the onions. and the acidity in the onions will help with the salad. >> there are a lot of parts in this but it was easy to follow when i was looking at the recipe. i promise very simple to follow. >> exactly. salads should be simple. very vibrant. >> and that's what this is. >> exactly. >> the greek salad. >> now with the chilies -- >> these are holland chilies. they're a little bit spicy. >> it's slightly spicy chili. what i've done is just kind of grilled it. pulled off the skin and you end up with this lovely, fleshy chili. >> exactly. >> and then so what you do is, it's really simple.
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you just kind of, you know, make sure you taste it. >> okay. >> we just kind of put it in there like that. >> uh-huh. >> looks good. >> and healthy, too. >> the aroma is amazing. >> isn't this spectacular? >> a little bit of this. >> april bloomfield, thank you so much. a few of these on top. [ male announcer ] when meg whitman arrived at ebay,
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we'll get more details in a moment, but we have calls from viewers saying bart service is being disrupted. this is part of the standard procedure for bart to look into this. >> it was a five-minute delay. typical for bart to do that after any earthquake of any magnitude. they do a systems check to make sure the tunnels are operating normally. everything is back on schedule. so no delays for the bart system. there is a delay for other rail systems. this is caltrain. they are single tracking through hillsdale. expect 30-minute delays there along the peninsula northbound and southbound. and we do have big slowing coming through the south bay. northbound 101 near the santa cruz mountains, we have the big rig blocking the summit in the southbound direction. a lot of folks are heading through the area, but the earthquake also could present an issue for the morning. we are following that and we'll send it to you. we'll show you what folks can expect heading out to the coast. we have some low clouds approaching the shoreline.
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there's the ocean air-conditioning ramping up as the fog bank starts to fill. we'll see that low cloud cover start to spill towards the coast late today. so we'll see temperatures well into the 90s all around the bay area near lunchtime. but for the peninsula and coast, we'll start to see cooling late this afternoon. then heading to tomorrow and labor day weekend, the inland temperatures really start to drop off. 70s and low 80s inland. thank you, rob. you can share your thoughts today on the possible fare and service train for caltrain. it will take public comments at a hearing this morning. caltrain is facing a $2.3 million deficit. possible changes include suspending all weekend service and midday or evening service. this morning's meeting will be at 10:00 at the caltrain administrative office in san carlos. more local news coming up in a half hour. and the "today" show returns in a minute. have a great morning. see you back here in a bit.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody. thanks for joining us. it is thirst day, septembe 2nd. and today is -- >> what is today? >> 9-02-10. >> that's right, september zooish is th. >> is that the song from ""90210""? >> why am i doing egyptian dancing like beverly hills. every time you stay there, there's a sultan there. >> remember when the song "walk
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like an egyptian" came out, my relatives are like i don't understand. walking like how? >> like the high row glifs. >> we don't walk like this. >> i know. that's just a song. >> hoda, you made quite the splash yesterday, my darling. >> here's the thing. let me clarify. i did the keratin treatment because i have many hair issues, as you well know. >> the brazilian silk. >> whether you do something like that, it seems like a good idea at the time to tape it. what doesn't -- now later you come to realize -- that's what it is. i'm fine with it. here's what i like. can i tell you about the thing that killed me wasn't so much doing it or even taping it. >> it was incredibly brave of you. >> it's people saying things like that. >> how brave.
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i would have never done that. that's awful. all that cringing stuff. here's what i love. a lot of fans share the pain, and they decided to send their pictures in. so we've got pam david. see, look at pam. >> that's got to be a wig. >> that's not a wig. that's how pam rolls. >> that's so cute. >> look at keana. >> there's a fan under her chin, isn't there? >> that's how we wake up sometimes. and karen, she, too, has hair issues. that's not terrible. i would like that if i had that kind of hair. i would love that. >> no. >> we had a guy who sent a picture in. troy >> isn't that terrible? >> yeah. >> he could be the lion king. you know, that's -- ♪ can you feel the love tonight ♪ >> in fact, he's a spokesperson
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for -- >> is it loreal? >> no, head and shoulders. >> if someone cinches that hair off, it's -- >> it will grow back but that will take a lifetime. >> i would just be afraid that someone would grab your hair. >> exactly. and pull you down by the hair. but he wears that in attribute to his samoan ancestory. >> i could barely -- you know
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leather shrinks? >> you couldn't get it on? >> it looks like a little pigme helmet. >> back in the day. >> back in the day. >> i was so embarrassed when i was a young kid that i remember wearing a hat to school every day that looked like j.j. from good times. because i figured that the hat was better than what was underneath. >> ah -- >> don't feel sorry for me. >> your book is coming out next month and it's lots and lots of hair. >> too bad you can't get pictures into that. >> i want to say someone to who direct this is program, you're totally dead. look at me. you're dead. and i'll tell you why. here's why you're dead. no. no. no. let me just tell you what the --
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he knows you, hoda, like a map. >> the deal is, we actually put a call in. i'm not finished. we called your family and apparently your young kids were rum imagining through old pictures. and jim walked in and he said, what are you doing? and they said, we're looking for a payback picture. so it's coming. >> a few people were at the theater saying, you are so mean to hoda. did i run the camera when she was in getting the treatment? no. i had nothing to do with it. >> you did not. >> i just called for the picture a couple of times because it was interesting and it would be
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again. ♪ >> okay. the picture is bad enough. the add sound track of "the adams family". >> there is a story in the paper today. there was a horrible story of a man who tried to kill himself. >> he jumped from the 39 or 40 stories. >> yeah. >> and he landed on a car. >> they did that in the 13th floor. >> yes. >> so he survived. he's in stable condition. he's very, very upset. >> marie mccormick is devastated that the dodge charger that she just repaired and was fully gassed up was messed up. she said, i miss it, speaking about her car. why, oh why, my car out of all of the cars in the city?
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>> did she ask how the kid was doing? >> i don't see that in here. >> i hope it's okay but i do want to know why. >> she said she was going to get the front brakes done but thank god i didn't because i had a migraine. >> that's terrible. >> doesn't she seem like the perfect person to take over on "new jersey housewives?" >> imagine how the kid feels. we were grateful that he didn't die. but this is a guy who tried to kill himself because he thinks that he's a loser, right? and then he jumps and he didn't do it. i'm just saying -- >> there's a reason, though. >> he's in stable condition.
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he's good. we wish him -- >> i'm not laughing. >> you are. people are going to write in and say that you're insensitive and terrible. >> i'm not insensitive. he's fine today and we're glad. we -- i'll apologize for her so we won't have to take the phone calls. >> they have a show called -- what is it called? my big fat gay -- >> not that. sorry. >> that's the greek one. >> it's going to be -- yes. it's already out there. they got a standing ovation. >> sparks are going to fly around here. >> yes. big time. >> they sure are. should we check in with sarah? >> i suppose. we've got to. got to. >> okay.
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this is when you know you're old. >> i need to hang in there. she's struggling to buy sophia's -- >> who is sophia? >> all right. this is going to be our last -- >> okay. >> is it okay to be bff with your kid? my mother would not know what bff is either. it's best friends forever. >> you say, not until they are a parent themselves. >> i think that starts to make sense. hoda, said i'm with kathie lee on this one, but does this mean i have to give up my friendship with cody? what's that mean? >> how dare you question what i say? i'm so over that statement. >> i don't get that statement. who is sarah and what the hell did you talk about? i have no idea. >> hoda, your fans came out in full force yesterday regarding your hair. mark wrote she looks just as good. hoda is so sexy no matter what her color is.
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>> i wrote that one. >> and then pamela wrote, i know most women would love to look that beautiful even without insane hair. your smile was more prominent than your hair. >> i didn't really hear because christina is trying to give me a message. just yell it out to me, please. sorry about that. we went again for the second time to see "million dollar quartets." such a fun, fun show. tony nominated. my friend, jimmy, took the role of the same phillips. >> if you go see that show, you'll be on your feet. elvis music, johnny cash music. it's so much fun. coming up next, remove all the breakables. time for the real housewives of jersey. >> are they feeling hormonal today or are they in a good mood? >> they're in a good mood. i like it. a good mood.
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i like it.
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there's no argument that the real housewives of new jersey bring drama to the new reality show which was renewed for the third season. >> their involved in drama of a different kind. joining the cast of an off-broadway show "my big gay italian wedding." >> hi, guys. >> hello, everybody. >> not enough air time, so now we're on broadway?
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>> now broadway starts. next they're in chicago. >> i know. dena, this was your idea? >> i'm one of the producers of the show, and i thought it would be a great way to raise awareness for marriage quality and something fun for the girls to do. i had a great time. >> was it scary? >> it was terrifying. >> you don't have to sing and dance, right? >> yeah. >> you do? >> give us what you sing, please. >> hit it. >> hey, if you're a broadway star, that's what you do. >> if you two come and see the play -- >> you have to give us one little tiny. >> you don't do wednesday matinees. >> i sing a little bit of "ava maria" which is a disaster. i can't sing. that's the point. i cover my face and do everything to the extreme and obnoxious and rap "ava maria." >> you rap it? >> i do. at one point it's that bad. >> you're going to drive her insane, by the way.
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>> sorry. >> you had to learn lines and things? >> we did some lady gaga moves. >> what did the audience do when you came out? >> the energy in the room was unbelievable and the experience itself was unbelievable. it was two hours of absolute terror for me. in high school i was the one painting the scenes in the background. >> you didn't want to be out in front? >> not at all. >> has the bug bitten you. >> oh, my god, of course. it was like one of those. >> that's good. >> they play exaggerated versions of themselves. caroline is the italian mother. >> by the way, we met your boyfriend a couple week ago. they were cute. >> we have to talk about the
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reunion, because teresa what happened on that day was -- it was pretty jarring. andy who is a friend of yours and ours, you picked him up like he was a bag of dirt and threw him down like it was a big nothing. tell us what happened there. >> i kind of forgot. >> come on. >> she's only kidding. i love him. i love andy. afterwards we laughed about it. >> is it true you had not seen danielle for the year? >> we saw her that one time at the fashion show, and then the reunion was the second time. >> okay. and how -- we saw how it was, but how was it, teresa? why don't you tell us? >> danielle always likes to hit below the belt, and she brought up something that had nothing to do with the show. >> your reaction made us feel like we need to know what that is. >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> i said to her not to bring up my family. >> you're on a reality show with your family and stuff. isn't that part of the game?
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>> she was saying things that wasn't true and it was going to cause trouble. it was inappropriate. >> you mean members that aren't on the show? >> exactly. leave out the people that weren't on the show. she was talking about the birth of jacqueline's baby and she congratulated jacqueline. >> let's talk about marriage of quality. >> that's what america wants. danielle is gone, i guess. are you thrilled and happy and beside yourself that she's out of here? >> bravo hasn't announced that. >> if she were gone, would you be happy? >> obviously. >> she doesn't bother me. she's no threat to me. >> she gets on your nerves, though? >> you know, it makes great tv. she likes to push buttons, when she pushes i push right back. >> if she's not there, who will push the buttons? somebody else? who is the girls? your relative might be on it.
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what's her name? >> i have no idea. >> you know. what is her name. there's a relative that we're supposed to talk about in the chat that we didn't. >> there's a few relatives actually. >> a lot of my friends got interviewed. >> they all want to be on it? everybody that's in your life -- you wanted to get out. but you have other people in your life that say, i'd die to be on this with you? >> you know, it's a mixed bag. you have some that say, oh, my goodness, how can you do it? and then behind the scenes there's a letter from another source saying she should be on the show. we don't know who will be on. >> would you like to -- >> i've offered it many times.
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i know how invasive it is. your life ceases to be your own. >> we have to break. we wish you great luck. "my big gay italian wedding." >> go see it. >> catch part two, the reunion is monday night at 10:00/9:00 central. pop the popcorn. up next, what exactly is a panic attack and how to keep them in check, ladies.
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whether it was an overcrowded elevator or stress
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at home or at work, we've all experienced panic at some point. how do you know if you're having a panic attack and what can you do to prevent them in the future? >> craig is here from the department of the psychiatric and behavioral medicine at hackensack university medical center, and i'm glad i made it through all of that. it's been 24 years since i saw you. >> how do you know when you're having an actual panic attack -- some think they're having a heart attack. they feel similar, don't they? >> that's one of the symptoms. it could be something like an asthma attack, tremors, chills or hot flashes. >> how do you know the difference? >> you don't. the best thing to do if it's the first time you've had something like that is go to the emergency room, off to your doctor, and make sure it's not something physical. >> if you're an elevator and you get uncomfortable and i know that happens to a lot of people, your heart pounds, you don't get off the elevator and go to the doctor? >> no, no.
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something very simple like deep breathing, yes. just like take ten deep breaths. you can like tense your muscles and then relax them. >> that takes a discipline you don't feel you can muster up when you're having a panic attack. >> in the middle of it it is hard. >> have you ever had one, hoda? >> never had a full-on one. i felt like my heart would race through certain things. have you? >> the only time i remember having one is i was about to open at annie playing -- but there were 5300 people out there and i'd had two rehearsals. that's more of an anxiety attack. >> a panic attacks occurs really quickly and peaks in about ten minutes. >> sometimes it can last a half hour, right? >> 20, 30 minutes. sometimes an hour. >> afterwards you feel spent?
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>> you're wasted. >> like you're drunk? >> like you just ran a mile and collapsed, and you're sweating, you have trouble breathing. >> isn't there medication for it? let's say for people that fly or people that get scared of heights, is there a medicine to take? >> there's treatment. one is medication which means either your psychiatrist or general practitioner gives you that and the other is psychotherapy. >> it works? >> biofeedback? >> that and or cog nnitive behavioral. >> let's not wait 24 years next time. >> okay. coming up, how to imitate the celebrity looks without breaking the bank after this.
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good morning, everybody. the time now is 10:26. i'm brent cannon. checking in with mike inouye, we reported the 3.3 earthquake an hour ago at san pablo, but that delayed bart service a while. >> you may still find a 5 to 10-minute delay, but everything sounds like it is returning to normal. caltrain is reportedly seeing delays because of an incident going on in hillsdale. the sigalert for the south bay over the santa cruz mountains. the southbound side should reopen in the next 10 to 15 minutes. keep in mind, you may want to take 101 down to 156. the rest of the south bay is showing sloun slowdowns. down through sunol, you may find
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slowing because of an accident reporting near girard. we don't see a lot of slowing, but we see a lot of sun. close to 80 in san francisco and oakland. look at san jose, 83 degrees. we are not even at 11:00 in the morning and temperatures are starting to ramp up. today lots of 90s near the bay area. 4:00 temperatures, san francisco and the coast are going to start to cool down. the sea breeze is going to fire up late today, which brings cooler changes ahead. labor day weekend, much cooler inland heading to saturday and sunday. highs in inland for then is in the holiday weekend. more news after the break.
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pg&e will defend their smart meters to the public commission today. pg&ex-started rolling them out last year. since then customers say their power bills have skyrocketed. the pg&e says the meters give a more accurate amount of how much the household uses. the meeting is already underway and they will release the report to the public later this afternoon. another new report suggests that bart's airport connector projects are off the rails. according to a study by the transportation planning firm, ridership forecasts for the multi-million dollar project are not accurate meaning the transit agency could be stuck paying millions in subsidies. the plan to bring passengers from the bart coliseum station to oakland near national airport was originally supposed to cost $130 million and carry more than
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13,000 passengers a year. a decade later the expected cost is now $484 million a less than 4,500 passerjers. thank you for joining us this morning. "today's style" celebrity looks for less. we've seen celebrity looks we'd like to imitate, but how can we get into the same trend and wear the outfits they do? >> here to show us how to steal the styles for prices our speed is tracy lomaranec, contributing style editor for "glamour." >> let's get started. >> let's start. tweed and denim is a trend we've seen. >> this is also something we've seen america ferrara and lots have this look. what we love about this is it's something really classic, modern, elegant like a tweed
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blazer and pair it with denim. it's something you can wear to work and is sophisticated. we're going to make it casual. >> she has the look for less. >> andrea is wearing this great tweed blazer from spiegel that's $80. >> that would be about 6,000 in chanel. >> exactly. we paired it with a jean for top shop. pair it with jeans. >> look at the shoes you popped on. >> give her a couple of inches. >> you can't walk in them, but you look good. >> tharlgts more comfortablesti. >> next is the little red dress. she loves her red. >> she looks great in red. she's blonde and she looks complimentary in red. we've seen it on queen latifah also. it's an alternative to the black dress. >> look who is standing out,
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shonda is in a one-shoulder red dress. it's from victoria's secret. >> they really have great stuff. >> they really do. you think to go there for bras and underwear, but you might not go there for dresses. it's only $50. >> are you kidding? >> it looks much more expensive, doesn't it? we pair it had with this great snakeskin peep-toe shoe which is $55 also at >> i think one-shoulder is like the new strapless. it's not going anywhere anytime soon. time to invest in one. it's a great way to show skin without going overboard. >> you'd thick nautical stripes would be going out? >> elle mcpherson looks great, reese witherspoon, this is a big trend. bridget is the original who wore
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in saint tropez in the '60s. a lot of women are aphrase of hour zo horizontal stripes. there's one out there for everyone. >> she's wearing a nautical stripe tom from loft that's $45. she has beautiful curves. if you have curves you want to choose a narrower stripe. we paired them with a skinny jean from old navy, it's $20. it's called the diva jean. >> what is it? >> $20, the diva jean from old navy. >> $20 jeans? >> yeah. >> the sweater is important, too. >> it hits below the hip and covers her buck. you pair it with a red shoe. i love a red accent. >> adorable. >> thank you. >> military sheik is on the runways. >> that comes around every
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couple years. >> it comes in and out. it's definitely big news this fall. we saw it all over the runways, but a lot of women are intimidated by it. this is how to get the military trend. >> this is the girl from goss"gp gir girl". >> do you have to be of that age to pull it off? >> that tall and thin. >> absolutely not. we have kathy who is tall and beautiful and great in this skin pant. the way they do it in a more sophisticated way, if you're aren't 22 years old you pair it with a blazer on top. this could be work appropriate. add a little leopard to the neck to spice it up. >> i love that bag. it's so unusual zooven. >> that's from newport news, and it's only $45. >> i like wearing those shoes. they're comfy to walk in. >> the wedge is great with a skinny pant, it gives you extra height but you're not teetering
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around. >> bring all the models out. all right, don't. up next, everyone, everyone has a story, which is my favorite thing every month. this is a woman's fight against her illness. she teaches all l of us a lesso in life after these messages.
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today we meet our newest "everyone has a story" contest
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winner. becky walker wrote in to tell us about a friend that inspired her. >> let's listen to her letter. >> my life inspiration comes from an amazing worry named christy browe. she was diagnosed with a devastating disease called primary pulmonary hypertension. it affects your lungs and their functions ability. many years ago she received a college degree in elementary education but could only pursue her dream of being an educator for about one year. her disease might have kept her from living her dream as a classroom teacher, however, it only enhanced christy to become a life teacher to everyone who knows her. christie pursued another love of hers, and that is one of writing. i'm proud to say she's the published author of two children's books. she helped develop the local elementary school's writing
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contest several years ago and this contest continues to this day. she travels to the mayo clinic where she gets the best care in the nation. she lives each day with a continuous infusion of medicine. she will eventually be forced to make the decision of having a transplant. you would never know that christie is facing a life-threatening illness because she has a spirit that shines and her shil softens your heart. she's inspiring beyond comprehensible words. i'm honored to call her a friend and the world would be so very blessed to hear her story. instead of focusing on what she can't do because of her illness, she engages in those things that she can do. christie's story of one of heart-changing compassion that will carry with you forever. >> becky is here with christie and her husband brad. what a friendship, by the way. before you start, the two of you
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have something so incredibly special, right? >> we do. >> how long have you been friend science. >> about ten years probably. >> since our sons were if first grade together. >> did you know she wrote us the letter about you? >> no. >> why did you keep it a secret? >> in case it was a surprise. >> so, what was your reaction when you discovered we'd chosen you? >> i thought, there goes becky. >> you did? >> i love that about her. >> what's so great about you is in spite of everything you're fighting, you're still pursuing your dream. so many people find reasons to not do something. >> or they see themselves as a victim. >> but you chose a different path, didn't you? >> absolutely. it's all about attitude. at 27 you think -- that's when i was diagnosed. you think i just had gotten out of college and had so many dreams. so, you know, i wanted to continue those dreams. i had to alter them a little
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bit. >> you have that with you. explain what that is. >> this is an infusion pump, and it infuses medicine 24 hours a day through a heart catheter that i have. i was really uncomfortable my first year having to go through and just accept the fact that i was going to have to have this 24 hours a day. after the first year, you know, you just forget about it. >> you probably felt better. >> absolutely. >> brad, have you been on this journey with her through this whole thing? >> absolutely. we've been married 22 years, and only 7 of them were without this. >> and you have children, beautiful in the picture. how did you explain what was happening to them? >> well, we only had logan when i was diagnosed. he was still in diapers when i came home, so you know, it was mommy has this. and as he got older, at 7 years
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old i remember him coming into my bedroom where i was in the bed, you know, asking -- i couldn't go to his soccer game, and he said, are you going to die? and i said, what do you think? at 7 years old he just nodded. he wasn't sure. so we had the moment where i had him come in bed, you know, and then later in middle school he wrote -- that's why i like the writing so much, is that he wrote his feelings and my -- his teacher showed it to me, and that was that he was tired of me saying things like, i'm good today. i'll be better tomorrow. he wanted me to just be real with him in middle school. >> that's interesting. they want the real story, not a sugar-coated version of it. >> david and i were very impressed with the spirit of your letter and the love for your friend, but i was touched by the fact you're encouraging
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these young students to write. it's a huge part of our life. we're doing something a little different today than we've done before. this is really not a song about you personally. i hope you don't mind. this is a song that you might sing to your students. >> oh, how lovely. >> to inspire them. >> we have the wonderful iesha dehaus is a great friend of ours. she's going to sing a gospel thing coming up. is that okay? >> absolutely. >> i think you're going to enjoy it very much. it's called "true miracles." she'll sing it for you right after this.
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we're back with christie and her husband brand and her friend becky walker. it's time for you to hear the
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song written just for you. >> please welcome iesha and the backup singers. the song is called "true miracles." ♪ oh how i wish you could see ♪ how special you are ♪ it's not an accident no not at all ♪ ♪ that no one can walk before they learn to crawl ♪ ♪ know how i wish you could see ♪ ♪ what's right in front of you naturally ♪ ♪ it make seem crazy but i swear it's true ♪ ♪ so much of what happened to you ♪ ♪ is up you ♪ we're all waiting for a
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♪ oh i wish you could know ♪ that you have been blessed so you can grow ♪ ♪ into what you were created to be ♪ ♪ wondrously ♪ tee ternlly ♪ miraculously
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it's already here ♪ ♪ that's already written but has yet to be sung ♪ ♪ or a bell well-made that has net to be rung ♪ ♪ how beautiful the world around us would be ♪ ♪ if we could open our eyes and see ♪ ♪ true miracles ♪ true miracles ♪ like you and me ♪ you and me yeah yeah true miracles ♪ >> beautiful. that was so great. we'll be right back with more of
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"everyone has a story" but first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back with "everyone has a story" honoring a very special woman. >> they just performed "true miracle it is" and also with us is composure dave friedman and iesha and dave who plays our keyboards, too. every time we do one of these, david and i sign the sheet music for the person and send them home with their very own copy of their very own song. i explained to you what it's like for you to put yourself in the position of iesha and you being the teacher with your students. how did you like it? >> it was so beautiful and inspiring me, even. the students will just love it. >> you're from wichita. >> wichita, kansas. >> maybe the music teacher could
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get ahold of this? >> she will love that. >> becky, what do you think? >> it's beautiful just like christie. >> all of you have such a terrific relationship, and we want to give sgu because we like you a lot. christie cooking at bonnie's place, it's a local culinary establishment. they donated seven cooking classes and all of this business right here. a nine-piece cookware set. >> which you do not have to take through security at the airport. >> we'll ship it to you. >> it's just my pots and pans, officer. >> you really enjoy cooking? >> i do. as a matter of fact, i needed some pots and pans. >> how did our little elves know that? >> thank you. >> i love you so much. such a talented lady. we'll see you on broadway on my show one of these days. all right, everybody. tomorrow is labor day cocktails.
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>> we don't drink on the show. you know the rules. >> we're going to make an exception tomorrow. >> you have a great day. >> have an awesome day everybody. >> have an awesome day everybody. god bless. -- captions by vitac --
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