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good morning. breaking news, a deadly explosion inside the busiest airport in moscow, at least 31 people are dead, 130 others injured. there are reports the blast may have been carried out by a suicide bomber, we're live with the latest details. the woman accused of kidnapping a baby and raisising her for the past 23 years faces a judge today. this morning the father who thought he had lost his daughter forever is here for an ex-clufs live interview. and the godfather of fitness, jack lalane, the man who inspired generations of americans to get in shape has died at the age of 96. we'll look back at his remarkable life today, monday, january 24th, 2011.
welcome "today" on a monday morning. it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. 31 people killed in what could be a terror attack at the busiest and biggest airport in russia. >> the blast happened earlier near the baggage claim area, domodedovo airport in moscow. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london. what is the latest you can tell us? >> reporter: russian news agencies believe this was a suicide attack. there are mixed reports on the number of dead, going up quickly. the latest number is 31 with dozens more injured.
the scene described by the agencies is one of pandemonium with smoke coming out of the doors, and shrapnel found on the ground. they believe right now that this suicide bomb, they say also this is an area of moscow that suffered from terrorist attacks in the past. last march there was an attack in the metro that killed close to 40 people and there's a low level islamic insurgency in the caucuses region in russia and terrorists from the region have gone to moscow and attacked them before. matt? >> stephanie gosk in london, thank you very much. nbc terrorism analyst roger cresse joins us. the islamic insurgency from the northern caw caucases region.
>> the last march is a good example of that. if it was a suicide bomber it demonstrated despite all the russian success in trying to clamp down on the insurgency dealing with the chechens, there are still vulnerabilities the terrorists can go after in terms of mass transportation. a baggage claim area with international arrivals, think of the symbolism there, going after not just russians, international target sets so that's pretty chilling. >> this particular airport the busiest but also considered to be the most updated airport and yet there have been security problems here in the past, roger, terrorists able to buy tickets from inside personnel 2004, get on planes and blow the planes up. >> that's right, potentially two problems here, matt, the insider assistance, somebody helping whoever was behind this attack to get them in, and then to ultimately detonate the device. second possibility is as we know in baggage game in any
international airport or domestic airport it's easy to go in there. you don't go through a typical security screening procedure. if they had additional security in place in this airport where someone was helping from the inside they could bypass it and see this type of attack and create a large body count unfortunately. >> roger cresse, thank you very much. we appreciate it. we'll continue to follow the story and bring you the latest developments as we get them. for now it's 7:04 pacific time. here's ann. dangerous cold is gripping much of the cold. peter alexander is in central park this morning. i'm sure you're freezing out there. good morning. >> reporter: my toes are burning, you can count the temperatures on my fingers, if you can feel them, 9 degrees in central park, relatively balmy compared to the northeast. the adirondacks, actual
temperature 36 degrees below zero. welcome to the great american ice box. these are not your fair weather fans. in chicago where the bears and packers faced off and wind chills dipped into the single digits, tail gaepters tried to ignore the thermostat. >> i have on four layers. it's getting colder by the second, i swear. >> reporter: in pittsburgh, same story, different city. the fiery jets and steelers showdown left little heat for those in the stands. it's not just cold. it's painful and it will get worse today with more than half the country suffering through biting winds and below average temperatures. the windchills are going to be so low that if you have exposed flesh could you get frostbite in as little as ten minutes. >> reporter: frozen roads have made driving dangerous and an icy highway caused this trokor trailer crash saturday in ontario, canada. amazingly, no one was hurt. in ohio where the mercury dropped to 11 degrees below zero
sunday, a beach volleyball event where players lost their shirts and arguably their minds. in minneapolis, this boy scout troop braved the cold overnight in snow caves, all for a coveted patch. >> stay dry, stay warm, stay hydrated. >> reporter: all this cold on top of all that snow. five storms in the northeast in the last month alone with yet another one forecast this week. >> i can't take no more. i can't. no more snow. no more snow. >> reporter: and if you think you're having a bad morning consider what it would be like to be the owner of this car. we found this shot early this morning in new york city. apparently there was a water main break. you can see exactly what happened. water flooded all over this car, pouring on top of it, now locked in, could be days if not weeks before they get this thing out. we're trying our best to stay warm, we have the extra layers, the hand and toe warmers and excuse the unibrow.
>> it works for you peter. what can i say? thanks so much this morning. >> without the help of a pickaxe, maria larosa, how long will it take people to get in the car town? >> good news is today is the peak of the extreme cold. a couple of days before we thaw out. current temperatures 4 below in albany. 10 below in plattsburgh. 10 below in the northeast, areas 20-25 below zero range. we are watching to the south what's going to be our next storm some. next system bringing rain to the central gulf, later tonight and tomorrow it will bring snow to the tennessee valley. we have a couple scenarios as we always do. one track more likely the major cities will see some snow accumulation changing over to rain. next scenario, possible major cities with snow mixing with sleet. we'll continue to keep tabs on this bun. ann, matt? >> maria, thank you very much.
we'll get the rest of your forecast in a little while. first to washington, president obama is hoping for a warmer reception when he delivers his state of the union address tomorrow night. nbc's white house correspondent savannah guthrie has a preview of the speech. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the president has seen a big bump in approval ratings and wants to keep that momentum going but republicans are already drawing the battle lines. >> i just want to give you a preview of what i'm going to be saying. >> reporter: president obama gave campaign supporters a sneak peek online. >> my number one focus is going to be making sure that we are competitive, that we are growing and we are creating jobs, not just now, but well into the future. >> reporter: a theme that may sound familiar from last year's speech. >> jobs must be our number one focus in 2010. >> reporter: one year later with unemployment still stubbornly high and the democrats rebuke in
the midterm, the president is expected to plot a more centrist course. aides say the speech will emphasize working with republicans where possible, the need for job creation especially by increasing exports and need for tough decisions on spending to reduce the deficit, but the president will also call for so-called investments in key areas like education and infrastructu infrastructure, a word that set off alarm bells for republicans. >> we want to cut and grow because when we hear "invest" from anyone in washington, to me that means more spending. >> with all due respect to our democratic friends, any time they want to spend they call it investment. >> reporter: they picked paul ryan to give their rebuttal and michele bachmann for the tea party. dozens of republicans and democrats will break tradition and sit together as opposed to across the aisle. >> the fact is it's a good thing to do.
why not? >> my new senate republican colleague from illinois are going to sit together, i'm bringing the popcorn, he's bringing a coke with two straws. >> reporter: mitch mcconnell plans to sit where he always does, with fellow republican leaders. >> more important than the appearance of sitting together is what we do together. >> another state of the union tradition the first lady will invite special guests, one of them nbc learned daniel hernandez, the young intern credited with helping to save congresswoman gabrielle giffords' life, commander mark kelly was also invited by the white house but unable to attend. >> savannah, thank you very much, savannah guthrie in washington for this us this morning. watch the state of the union tomorrow night 6:00 p.m. pacific on nbc. ten minutes after the hour. here's ann. speaking of kong wam gaby
giffords, her road to recovery hit a setback. janet shamblian is there this morning. >> reporter: they'll keeper longer than planned. it was hoped she could be moved to rehappen within the next few days but due to the side effect of this type of brain injury she's not ready to make that move. >> reporter: gabby giffords won't be moving to the rehab unit of the hospital as planned. >> several days ago in tucson there was a flute collection the docs put a drain into, around her brain and that drain is still in place. with that drain in place you can't leave the icu. >> reporter: despite the complication, giffords is already in therapy. her husband, astronaut mark kelly, tweeting sunday, "gabrielle starts her second day of rehab in 2 minutes at memorial hermann. no weekends off here." >> we try to wean the patient off of the drain by draining
less frequently and trying to assess whether or not the brain is capable itself of reabsorbing the fluid. >> reporter: as treatment continues in texas in felix jared loughner, the man accused of shooting giffords and killing six others will make his first appearance in federal court. the 22-year-old facing charges of atempting to assassinate the congresswoman and the attempted murder of two of her staff members. further charges are expected and he could ultimately face the death penalty if convicted. nbc newspapers obtained these photos of loughner taken by a friend at a party given by bryce tierney seen here in the yellow shirt. tierney got a call from loughner in the hours before the shooting who later said loughner sounded suicidal. a different look than his disturbing mug shot. in these photos taken two years ago he has a full head of hair and is surrounded by friends. loughner is expected to enter a
plea this afternoon. here in houston gabrielle giffords continues her fight. >> thank you for your report, janet. let's get a check of the other headlines making news this morning. natalee is at the news desk from w that. >> good morning, matt, ann and everyone. police are investigating a shoot-out at a washington state walmart that left a young woman and the gunman dead on sunday. two sheriffs deputies were wounded in the cross-fire. the gunman opened fire after several deputies aproechd to speak with him. four detroit police officers are recovering after a gunman burst into their precinct station and opened fire. none of the officers' wounds is considered life-threatening. the gunman was killed when police returned fire. lakeside community near cleveland, ohio, was evacuated after a series of fires apparently caused by a natural gas line. the red cross set up shelters for residents of fair port who are bore on a day where temperatures hit 7 degrees. palestinian negotiators
apparently allowed israel to keep its claim on parts of east jerusalem in past talks. the white house is verifying the materials, which senior palestinian negotiators are dismissing. a water main break turned part of the capital beltway outside washington, d.c., into an icy river this morning. drivers were barred from the roadway after a 54 inch pipe burst, backing up traffic for miles. american technology may have helped china build its new stealth fighter jet. military officials say parts from an american stealth plane shot down over serbia in 1999 were found by local farmers and sold to chinese agents. the parts were apparently taken to china and studied by engineers building the chengdu j-20 jet. the recession may have a lasting impact on restaurant profits and american waistlines. restaurants are not rebounding from hard times the way they usually do. cash-strapped americans learned to cook more meals at home and found it helped them save money
and lose weight. good for us i guess. a spectacular crash meantime in canada, where a driver was nearly killed. this truck smashed through a divider into oncoming traffic. the wreckage hurdled past another driver who installed a dash cam after previous accidents. police charged the trucker with hazardous driving. thank goodness for that driver who managed to escape there. and the green bay packers will face off against the pittsburgh steelers in super bowl xlv, despite a second half comeback by the jets, the steelers managed to topple new york 24-19, and the packers beat the bears, the chicago bears, 21-14, so the showdown will be at cowboy's stadium in texas. a little too little too late for the jets unfortunately for a lot of new york fans feeling the pain but the steelers played a hard fought game. matt and ann? they played well. >> absolutely. the jets had a nice season. pittsburgh played great.
the super bowl boils down to a couple of storied fran chilzs, between the green bay packers and pittsburgh steelers. >> you're feeling sad about the jets? >> yeah. >> when was the last time they got this close? >> they were in the afc championship last year, in the game last year and lost to indianapolis. this is two years in a row they got this close to the super bowl and came up short. they didn't play a good first half. they only played the second half. >> next year. it's going to happen. al is off, maria larosa of the weather channel is filling in. >> good morning, cold in the west. the west is seeing a little bit of warmth. the pacific northwest seeing rain. we have a weaker system coming onshore bringing showers from seattle down to portland and touching northern california. meanwhile southern california feeling nice today, up to 75 degrees, plenty of sunshine, santa ana winds are easing up. across the central gulf coast we have our storm shaping up, bringing showers and thunderstorms and locally heavy rain to eastern texas and to
louisiana. the northeast very cold with temperatures into the single digits. th good morning to you. we have a beautiful day shaping up. high pressure is firmly in control of our weather pattern all week long. we are talking about a cold start but beautiful mostly sunny skies each and every afternoon. we do want to tell you about some fog. we have a dense fog advisory in place for the entire san joaquin valley. if you are headed that way this morning, take it easy out there. overall, high temperatures today maxing out in the upper 60s. starting out cool in the low 40s. 66 degrees in redwood city. have a great day. ann? over to you. >> maria thanks. to italy, amanda knox, the american college student conv t convicted of murdering her roommate is getting another chance to prove her innocence. her appeal is moving forward giving knox and her family the first hope they've had in years. ma michel
ma. >> reporter: what a difference a new judge and prosecutor can make, right? this time there's no yelling or thee th theatrics or name calling. prosecutors want to lengthen her 26-year sentence to life. the italian papers still call her angel face but amanda knox's family says she couldn't care less about that. she and her len boyfriend look older, strained, since they were convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering her roommate in 2007. >> it's starting to weigh in on her. it's been so long, cold and gray. >> reporter: for the first time in these years amanda has good tron smile. her appeal is going her way. the judge finally allowed independent experts to review
the case. the defense can call new witnesses, a key prosecution witness with dealing heroin and a decision that could change everything, experts will retest the highly contested dna evidence, a miniscule trace from the victim but not blood, found on this knife from rafaeli's kitchen prosecutors called the murder weapon. amanda's dna was on the handle but her defense says she cooked meals in the apartment. and a tiny trace on meredith's bra clasp but nowhere else. his experts don't think it's his dna at all. >> no match, no match. i did a deep examination of the results obtained by the police and i'm sure there are two exclusions. sure exclusions. >> reporter: such a difficult, emotional case, it's drawn supporters for amanda like this retired british doctor.
>> there's no evidence. there's not the slightest bit of evidence. >> reporter: in her prison in these quiet ubrian hills, amanda occupies herself study, listening to music and playing ping-pong, very guardedly hopeful. >> we have always said that if these bits of evidence are re-examined that things will -- that the truth will be found out. it's nice to have that actually happen. >> reporter: so experts have 90 days to test and analyze the its evidence. they will submit a report and then it could be months before amanda finds out if her conviction stands or she is set free. ann? >> michelle, thank you so much. just ahead the woman who raised that child stolen from a new york hospital 23 years ago now facing kidnapping charges. we'll get the latest and talk exclusively to her father but first, this is "today" on nbc. one minute you feel fine.
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good morning to you. it is 7:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we'll look the forecast with christina now. it is gorgeous all across the bay area. this morning not quite as nice as this weekend in the east bay and north bay with dense fog. that will be the case until 11:00 a.m., but we'll see highs today in the 60s. we are talking about 67 degrees in san jose. by lunchtime you're already peeling off a layer. 62 degrees in san jose. and 63 in gilroy. so it will be a gorgeous day. the places that pick up the most fog will likely see the coolest
temperatures. so 67 degrees by tuesday. 65 for wednesday. keeping things nice and warm and sunny all the way through this week. you just can't beat it. we'll find out how the roadways are looking with mike. better now as we are getting into the area. we have more congestion but no big surprises for those looking at the map. approaching the toll bridge plaza, it is a steady drive out of richmond. the east shore freeway is the only real slowdown. the 580 and 880 approaching oakland are close to the 55 mark out of the area. slowing on 101 near san jose. look at 280 jammed up near the 880 interchange. back to you. thank you, mike. a stunning discovery in san francisco early this morning. police found a body inside a car that caught fire overnight. it happened on rose street near
laguna street at 3:30 this morning. when crews put out the fire they found the body inside. the person was in the passenger seat of the two-door gray pontiac. it was so badly burned they weren't able to identify the person at this time. webster street was expected to be closed this morning but i'm just told that it has reopened. it is 7:28 right now. i'll have another local news update in a half hour. the "today" show returns in less than two minutes. have a great morning.
7:30 now on a monday morning, the 24th of january, 2011. nice picture there courtesy of our camera on the top of the rock here in rockefeller center. that's looking north and west through central park and the west side of manhattan on a chilly, chilly morning. these people here get gold stars because it is 6 degrees outside as the east coast or the eastern half of the country is gripped by frigid temperatures. we'll get outside and talk to people a little bit from now. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry who's filling in for meredith. ahead a live interview with the
father who was just reunited with his daughter who was stolen from a new york hospital as a baby 23 years ago. >> and also ahead, if you're a parent of a daughter -- we both are -- we all know that girls like to play, a lot of them, with playing princess and wearing pink. but is it possible that sends a message to young girls that may limit their future? that's according to one future. we'll talk about that coming up. >> we are going to look back at the remarkable life of fitness guru jack lalanne who died sunday at the age of 96. we begin with the latest on the decades-old kidnapping case that resulted in a remarkable reunion between a woman and her real parents. we'll talk to her father in a moment, but first tom yamas from here in new york has the latest on the case. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. ann pettway will appear before a federal judge this morning in new york city. over the weekend the fbi and the nypd were looking for her.
she turned herself in. authorities believe she kidnapped carlina white 23 years ago from a new york hospital. the question is not only how but why. this exclusive video shows ann pettway in custody leaving the fbi's office in bridgeport, connecticut. federal authorities say pettway kidnapped carlina white from harlem hospital in 1987 when white was just an infant. on saturday, police say pettway was spotted trying to sell items at this bridgeport pawnshop. >> she was recognized by a clerk. he made a call to us and the detectives responded to the location. >> reporter: pettway, who is 44, turned herself in on sunday. she's wanted for breaking probation in north carolina. pettway disappeared after news broke that the woman she called her daughter, nejdra nance, was really carlina white. >> the whole family believed that ann was nejdra's mother. there was never no questions
about it. >> reporter: relatives say they remember seeing pettway pregnant but no one saw her give birth to nejdra. the facts aren't known but there is a profile for baby snatchers. >> it's normally a woman who has recently lost a child who has a fantasy about being a mother and has not been able to achieve it. it may be someone who's faked a pregnancy for seven, eight, nine months and needs to produce the proof of the pregnancy. >> reporter: for more than two decades the parents had no idea what happened to their daughter. >> she thinks maybe we'll press charges. right now, i won't press charges. bring me the baby. >> reporter: dna confirmed carlina's true identity and she reunited with her biological moth around father. carlina said she long suspected
pettway wasn't her real mother because she couldn't produce a birth certificate. carlina found a picture of a missing baby that looked like her own baby. prosecutors have a strong case. >> though this has been over a 20-year cold case for the authorities we have dna evidence. we have the statements of relatives basically going back from the time the little girl disappeared from the hospital. so i don't think this is going to be hard to put together at all. >> reporter: today in court prosecutors may reveal what evidence they have against ann pettway, something they don't have is surveillance video on that day back in august of 1987 the cameras in the hospital weren't working. matt? >> all right, tom. thank you very much. carlina's father carl tyson is with us exclusively along with his sister regina. good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm trying to see the smile on your face. what have the last several days been like for you, carl? >> oh, they have been hard.
>> hard? joyous in some ways? >> joyous, yes. >> hard in what way? >> right about me -- excuse me for a minute. i'm happy that my daughter came back to me. another problem i'm having is it's hard for her to cope with us right now because she hasn't been with us for 23 years. i know she wants to reunite with us and everything. on the other hand, she had this other family a that she's been with. >> she can't just walk away from 23 years of her life to say, okay, this is my real life over here. it's got to be a difficult adjustment. >> it is. it really is. >> you must have thought -- i mean, i know you thought about your daughter every day. >> every day. >> since she went missing 23 years ago. when you stop to think about everything you missed that was taken from you, you know, the birthdays, birthday parties, friends, all of that, how do you deal with that? >> it was really hard. when christmastime comes, they
didn't give christmas toys to her. on her birthday, no one would give a party to her. it was hard walking down the streets seeing someone having a baby. i was always wondering if that's my baby. i don't have a young lady to take to the park. it was hard. >> ann pettway, the alleged kidnapper in this case, turned herself in to police over the weekend. she'll now face federal charges. i remember looking at that tape where 23 years ago you said on television, i'm not going to press charges. i just want my baby back. the federal government will now press charges. how have your feelings toward this person changed over the years? >> right about now whatever the court system applies to her, that's all right with me. i'm not going to say much on that because i have other things in my heart. >> i know one question you would love to have a chance to ask her -- >> why? >> yeah. can you begin to speculate as to
why? >> juthat's what i would ask he why. then i would listen and ask her more questions. but why did you do this to me for 23 years? >> regina, as a family, how do you go about getting to know the relative that you didn't know for 23 years? how do you do that? >> well, colleen and i speak every day. i spoke to colleen two days ago as well as yesterday and carlina just wants everyone to know that she's not abandoning her new york city family but people that provided love to her it's hard to up and leave. but there will be a balance. what ms. pettway done, she wants justice to be served but the family that provided her with this unconditional love for 23
years did not have no idea what was going on. >> and they shouldn't be victimized. >> exactly. >> what you're telling me here is after this emotional reunion, she had to go back to her life, her former life? >> well, she's 23 years old. she's an adult with a 5-year-old. she lives in atlanta. if she were 12 we could ship her to new york city. >> right. >> but she's 23 years old with a 5-year-old daughter. she resides in atlanta, georgia. we can't make that decision that she should be here in new york city. we would like that. >> carl, there's been a piece of you that's been missing for 23 years. >> yes. >> it's back in many ways. do you feel whole or is this aspect of the fact that she's got this entirely separate life, is that gnawing at you? >> well, it is a piece i have been missing, but i feel now i have my piece, my whole puzzle.
i have all four of my kids now. only thing i want -- i know i can't do all the things i wanted to do when she was little. the day i met her i thought, i don't know what to do with her. should i feed her baby food or go to mcdonald's. she said, i don't know what to do with you either. >> i'm 23. >> what do you do with a 23-year-old? she said, maybe i want to get my hair done. but it's funny sitting there with your father. i'm 23. it was hard that day, but i enjoyed her. i can't make up for the lost time. >> sounds like it will be a slow process. >> oh, yes, it is. >> thank you very much for your time. good luck to your family. we wish you the best. it's 39 after the hour. let's get a check of the weather from maria larosa who is filling in for al.
matt, i think you said it earlier it's a hearty crowd on the plaza enjoying the single-digit temperatures and wind chills below zero. kind of the story across the eastern half of the country. let's show you where we'll end up this afternoon. you can see the high temperatures into the teens, maybe to the 20s through the midatlantic. across the south it's the place to be for the warm. 60s and 70s in florida, south texas into southwestern california. today's weather will be about the chill in the north. we have rain in the central gulf coast states. the sunshine will hang on in the southeast. southwest, sunshine and warmth. showers across the northwest. well, if you have been enjoying all this sunshine over the weekend we've got more for your workweek. high pressure firmly in control. we do have a dense fog advisory we would like to bring to your attention for the entire san joaquin. that's the case until 11:00 a.m. some of the fog is creeping in through the delta. in the east bay you'll likely encounter dense patches this morning. 56 degrees if you take your
lunch break in concord. rounding out the day towards 65 degrees. a little bit of fog tomorrow, but we'll keep the sunshine in for each and every afternoon throughout the week. have a great monday. you. >> thank you very much. up next, the tennis star who confronted a reporter on the court for raising a question about her being pregnant. that's right after this. ♪ daisy, do a dollop ♪ daisy, do-do a dollop our family-owned company makes daisy... with 100% natural farm-fresh cream. no artificial ingredients. no preservatives. and no added hormones. ♪ better with a dollop here ♪ fresher with a dollop there ♪ ♪ wholesome in every way ♪ daisy, do a dollop ♪ daisy, do-do a dollop
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about -- a lesson one sports commentator learned the hard way. here's mara schiavocampo. >> kim clijsters breezes into the fourth round. >> reporter: it was an awkward moment for all the world to say. >> what did i say? >> you thought i was pregnant. >> oh, no she did not. >> reporter: kimsteres had finished with her opponent when she confronted todd woodbridge about a text message sent to a mutual friend. >> let me say what was written in the message. first, she looks grumpy and her boobs are bigger. >> oh, my goodness! >> reporter: clijsters a married mom who lives with her husband said she is not pregnant. it's not the first time mother hood has been an issue in her career. she retired to start a family in 2007 only to return to the sport a year after having daughter
jada. >> i guess i have to ask -- are you? >> no, i'm not. >> reporter: but this exchange live in front of 14,000 spectators and a larger tv audience left woodbridge red-faced. >> well, that's the end of my tv career. thank you very much. >> reporter: and touched a nerve for others. >> many women are asked if they are pregnant. it's usually because they have gained weight. what woman wants it to be acknowledged that she's gained weight? >> reporter: for many women the simple question, are you pregnant? raises complex issues. according to the cdc almost 12% of women have fertility problems. >> you never know. she may have issues in the marriage preventing her from wanting to get pregnant. she may be trying and having a tough time or she may have had miscarriages. >> reporter: for his part, woodbridge on a morning show says he and clijsters are close and there are no hard feelings. >> we are good friends, kind of a traveling circus.
i was the clown yesterday. >> reporter: clijsters is applauded for handling the issue with humor, deflecting powerful volleys during the match and after. >> i think on that note we might let you get inside. congratulations. >> reporter: for "today," mara schiavocampo, nbc news, new york. >> a lot of good humor, i thought. >> that's for sure. >> i think she was having fun with him, ribbing him for the text message. have you had that awkward moment when you say, when are you expecting? >> all the time. >> i'm wondering what a major mega star, maybe angelina jolie bust out on a major magazine because they are always speculating with a circle around the belly. >> i know. you're bloated or you had a bagel. >> exactly. still ahead we'll be talking about finding confidence in beauty at 50 and beyond. first, these messages. [ female announcer ] it can creep up on you. dry skin.
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>> i'm ready. >> you run the lalanne way with your knees in front a at the age of 21 jack opened the first modern health studio in oakland, california, at a time when doctors said working out with weights would give people heart attacks and they would lose their sex drive. jack developed the models of first health equipment found in clubs today including a leg extension machine and pulleys. >> time for the jack lalanne show. >> reporter: starting in 1951 jack lalanne used television to spread the message of get up, work out and feel better to viewers spanning 34 years. >> how come you're just watching? do it with me. >> reporter: if that wasn't enough -- >> jack lalanne believes in the hard way. >> reporter: he swam handcuffed. >> jack lalanne is different. he's sensational.
>> reporter: at age 60 in 1965 he did it again and at 70 he pulled 70 boats with 70 people while again being shackled and handcuffed. >> this is not a picnic. >> that's right. >> reporter: on his 90th birthday in 2004 he paid a visit to studio 1-a where willard joined matt and me to share birthday cake, but jack wouldn't even take a taste. >> i never eat between meals. >> reporter: he was here to talk fitness. >> i can't afford to die. look at my image. i never think about dying. i think about living, living, living. ♪ this is the moment >> reporter: a jokester by nature, a fitness pioneer ahead of his time, jack lalanne will never be forgotten. >> good-bye, boys and girls. have fun. bye-bye! >> oh, his publicist said that pretty much when we go to the
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good morning to you. it is 7:56 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. time to check the forecast with kris' in. christina. another beautiful day here in the bay. the high pressure isn't going anywhere. in fact, we are going to see a cold start in the morning. some cities will be cooler with low clouds pushing into the east bay. san joaquin has a dense fog advisory in place until 11:00 a.m. for the entire san joaquin valley. that's 350 miles of fog this morning. 67 degrees in san jose today. 66 degrees is your forecasted high today. los gatos and oakland, the temperature is not fluctuating that much heading throughout the next few days. we'll be nice and dry and sunny with highs in the 60s. 63 degrees by thursday.
so that's great news when it comes to the weather. let's find out how well we are doing in the traffic department now with mike inouye. no big surprise, but that means we have slowdowns in sunol. we'll look at southbound 680, christina, coming down through the sunol grade. things are slow here backing up to the express lanes. then you have a smooth drive into the south bay near northbound 101 near 680. we have newark and fremont looking slow building between the bridges. an accident is reporting there off to the shoulder. near the marina we have an accident cleared to the shoulder. 880 she is seeing a slowing approaching 8:00. then the walnut creek interchange with the slow drive out of concord down through walnut creek, southbound 680 into danville is slowing with speeds in the 20s through that area. thank you very much, mike. a bloody start to the year in san jose.
there have been seven murders in the past three weeks. today the city is holding an emergency meeting to crackdown on gang-related crime. the latest murder happened during the evening rush hour commute. an 18-year-old man was gunned down at the intersection of troy road and capital expressway. the shooting was gang related. tonight's meeting kicks off at the sante neighborhood action center at 6:00. >> i'll have another local news update in a half hour or so. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great monday morning. [ male announcer ] 95% of all americans aren't getting enough whole grain.
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meanwhile out on the plaza on this monday morning, just a round of applause to you people standing out here. 6 degrees here in new york city and some of these people have been here for hours. >> look how red this gentleman's face is. i mean -- >> you're a little chilly, aren't you? you're all scarfed up. that's good. appreciate it. people from the last hour have been out here like this. so, thank you. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry while meredith takes some time off. everyone who has a daughter wants to think about it. why is it young girls are so focused on pink and princesses. it's a big industrial complex, a big effort by companies to try to encourage our daughters to buy into this thing. she's raising some questions about whether or not this actually may be harmful in terms of limiting our girls about what their futures might include. we'll talk to her coming up.
>> the title of that book is "cinderella ate my daughter." a lot of people trying to sell their homes in this tough housing market. barbara corcoran has five really important tips for those people. how they can try to move that house faster than the next guy. also this morning, we have some great women in the house talking about beauty and being over 50. a lot of women start worrying about losing their looks. i don't know what you're laughing about over there. but, the point is, it is bloody cold out here. >> it really is. >> let us go inside, natalie is standing by at the news desk and has a check of all the headlines. >> we have a developing story this morning. the death toll is mounting after a apparent suicide bombing rocked the international arrivals hall at moscow's busiest airport. nbc producer in moscow. what is the latest there? >> natalie, the latest numbers
we're hearing so far from russian officials and media reports 31 dead and 130 injured. now, that number could climb. they say this happened in the baggage claim area of the international arrivals area. i have flown through there many times it's a relatively cramped area. three or four flights there and you would have a lot of people packed pretty close together. a huge explosion. president medvedev called it an attack. one report said two suicide bombers. we don't have that confirmed but the president has canceled his trip to the economic forum. he says they will hunt down the people who did this and make sure to catch them and bring them to justice. in the meantime, they're raising security at airports, railroad stations hoping to make sure that another thing like this won't happen again. natal natalie? >> reporting there from moscow. thank you so much. frigid temperatures in the eastern half of the country are
blamed for at least two deaths, including a woman who fell in her driveway and froze. new york city is shivering through its coldest weather in years. one car was incased in ice after a water main break. temperatures plunged to 40 below in upstate new york and all of this after a month of snow storms. president obama will focus on jobs and debt reduction in his state of the union address tomorrow. in a break with tradition, many republicans and democrats will sit together during the address. a gesture of bipartisanship. a spectacular crash in canada caught on tape by a driver who was nearly killed. take a look at the truck smashed through a divider into oncoming traffic. the wreckage then hurdled past another driver who had installed a dash cam after a previous accident. police charged the trucker with hazardous driving but the driver of that car has to be so grateful he got away. it is now 8:04 right now. let's go back outside to matt and ann. that one driver has to be counting their blessings today..
thank you. look at this. >> i know. this is a nice grandson with a sign for his grandma. he's so cold he cannot stop moving. >> do you know what your grandma would say? go inside, put some warm clothes on. al is off. we have maria larosa filling in from the weather channel. when is this going to stop? >> eventually. maybe april, may or something like that. it's really cold, but some very warm and happy news i want to share. we have breaking news, a "today" exclusive. vicky and andy from ames, eiowa. what's going on? >> we are expecting our third child and we want to tell our sons harrison and vance. you're going to be big brothers! >> we have a cold morning in new york city. cold across the east. what's going to happen in temple, texas, that's the today's pick. 54 degrees. partly cloudy and we'll call it on the cool side. lots going on on the map today.
we have the cold arctic high in the northeast. we have the storm across the gulf coast bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms. meanwhile the southwest, southern california looking great. 75 in l.a. with a chance of good morning to you, bay area. we're looking absolutely fantastic. once again today we're going to see abnormally warm temperatures for the month of january where we traditionally hit 57, today we're talking more like 67 degrees. 70 in santa cruz. high pressure firmly in control keeping our afternoon nice and mild. we do want to tell you about fog in the east bay. take it easy. that will be the case until 11:00 a.m. until later on today, brill i don't sunshine. have a great day. matt, over to you. >> maria, thank you very much. when we come back, it's the girly girl culture -- you know, all things pink and princess. is it sending your little girl the wrong message? we're going to talk about that after these messages. [ male announcer ] pizza hut's got a big idea for dinner on monday --
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back now at 8:09. this morning on "today's moms" a pink backlash. if you have a young daughter you know most little girls love anything that has to do with princesses and sparkles and the color pink. but why? like all mothers, peggy want it is world for her daughter daisy. >> you want to raise your daughter so she doesn't think she can't do anything because she's a girl. >> reporter: daisy has dreams, too. >> i want to be a librarian. i want to own a bakery because i like making pastry. >> reporter: but peggy, author of a new book called "cinderella ate my daughter" became concerned about the pink storm headed for her daughter, so she did some research.
>> we live in a time that there is an unprecedented level of marketing of these products to littler and littler and littler girls. i started digging into it and i started looking at this girl culture that was becoming more pervasive and younger that was sort of telling girls and emphasizing to them appearance. >> reporter: but pink, princess and sparkles sell. >> i'd be lying if i told you marketing to girls wasn't big business. it's a huge business. >> reporter: american girl has sold nearly $20 million since entering the scene since 1986. barbie is a $3 billion brand. dora, $11 billion and the disney princess collection earned $4 billion in 2009. >> what we aim to do is to inspire or evoke some kind of emotion or create a demand for a product or service that we hope is enjoyed by the consumer. >> reporter: has the girly girl
phenomenon crossed the line? >> there is nothing wrong with having a daughter who loves princesses, plays with dolls or loves pink. it's about broadening her life and making sure she knows she can still play with dolls and become a president, a scientist, a loving mother. >> i guess what i want for daisy is -- the sky's the limit. i want her to find her real happily ever after. >> joining us now is peggy orenstein, the author of "cinderella ate my daughte daughter: dispatches from the front line of the new girly girl culture." she's joined by psychotherapist and relationship expert stacy kaiser. good morning to you both. what, from all of your research, t is the most alarming thing about the girl culture? >> i guess that it's getting younger and for girls younger and younger down into 2, 3, 4 years old we are talking about
emphasizing beauty and play sexiness. so when we were little you probably got your first bonnie belle lipsmackers at, what, 12 years old? now girls have a full array at 4. is that okay? maybe. but when you're talking about lip smackers at 4, america's top model at 9 and keeping up with the kardashians at 10. you know, it starts to be a lot of pressure to be sexy. i don't think you want your 4-year-old thinking about being sexy on any level. >> is there evidence or reason to believe that this kind of exposure to the princess pink factor actually encourages or causes girls to sexualize earlier or be more sexualized? you're making a big leap here. is there evidence for it? >> this is new, so there isn't a lot of evidence or backup. here's what i can tell you.
good parents make good kids and parents are our greatest role models. it's not just what you say about barbie or princess pink, iet tes way you live your life. if you are a good parent and diligent and your kids aren't going to be sexualized too early and they will grow up to be independent. >> in terms of the sexualization issue we also have what can i be issue which is what you talk about in the book. amid the plethora of pink there is a dirth of capes. there are some girl superheroes, more than there was once, but in what way can this limit a girl? >> i connect the dots between the obsession with the appearance which narrows and limits our daughters. if you are looking at the princesses, i think about the flesh and blood princesses as well. so you think about little princesses and then, say, i don't know, miley, lindsay,
selena. when you look at them when they start their careers they all wear the true love waits rings promising to be chaste. in the early interviews they say, we like to choose clothes moms like. we are in no hurry to get older. then wham, three months later they are dancing on poles. you can't make wholesomeness into a marketing gimmick. >> what do mothers and fathers need to do? >> we need to lock our daughters in a tower. >> you're obviously being funny. >> as parents what we need to do is know what our values are and work on them with kids. we need to be good role models and talk to your kids. say, you don't want to be like miley. that princess is pretty but you don't take apples from strangers. have the conversations and so
many parents let their kids watch tv without teaching them lessons that go with it. >> you can't change the culture. what you have to do is talk to your daughter. peggy and stacy, thank you so much. coming up next, we have five ways to sell your home in a lousy market. that's coming up right after this. (jennifer garner) there's a lot of beautiful makeup out there to cover up flaws and make skin look pretty but there's one that's so clever, it makes your skin look better even after you take it off. neutrogena healthy lisn mkiidquakeup. 98% of women saw improvement in their skin's natural texture, tone, or clarity. does your makeup do that? neutrogena® cosmetics recommended most by dermatologists.
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♪ we're back now at 8:19. this morning on "today's real estate," five smart ways to sell your home in a lousy market. 2010 was the worst year for sales of previously owned homes in over a decade, but there is a silver lining. barbara, good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> silver lining is december was good. the year was bad but it ended on a high note. >> no one expected december to be so good. what happened in december we sold 12% more homes than any other time in the year.
that never happens in december. >> you have five great suggestions for people looking to sell their homes now. the first one you say is time it right. right now is not the time to have your home on the market. >> nothing happens in the real estate market until after super bowl sunday. so sit back and relax. there are no buyers out there. it is a great time if you haven't been able to sell your home to take it off the market, put it back on in february and most websites will list it as a brand new listing. >> price your home wisely. everybody wants -- the biggest investment, asset they will have. they want the most for it. you say get there around 10%, 15% below competitive homes. >> competitive homes, what they are asking, not selling for. this is no time to build in wiggle room which is a common sense way people approach it. you won't get the wiggle room. decide what you can live with and price it there. >> if you put a price on the
home and it sells instantly you will be haunted by the fact that you could get more. >> it will drive you crazy, but it's not as bad as wondering why the home never sold. >> the next one is really good. get an inspection of the home before you list it. >> get the skeletons out of your closet before the buyer does. two out of three deals that buyers walk away from is because of the home inspection. they go back and renegotiate the deal. if you get the home inspection done up front you have a chance to fix it and it won't get in the way of the sale. >> you want potential sellers to offer financial incentives up front. >> people don't do it. they wait for the negotiation, say, oh, by the way, i'll throw in the closing costs to sweeten the deal, but you are better off advertising it up front as no closing costs. put the incentives on the front side. >> final you say to wage war online. why is the internet a valuable tool? >> everyone goes online to find a home. if you home doesn't look good online they won't come see it.
having phenomenal pictures online if you can afford a local photographer who -- >> what does that generally cost? >> $300 to $400. they turn houses out quickly and the beauty is you have the curb appeal to compete with every other home out there. >> finally you say if you are going to spend money to help sell the home spend it on the three key spaces. >> of course. the key key spaces, number one is the kitchen. surface improvements. number two is the living room and number three is the front facade of the house. >> when they drive up the first thing they see is appealing to the eye. >> real estate has less to do with the head and logic and everything to do with the emotion. if you can hook them in when they drive up you have a better chance. >> try not to open the door and say, good morning, sucker. thanks, barbara. you can find more tips on our website, todayshow.com. here's ann. >> now let's go to fort myers,
florida, for a check with willard scott. >> good old smuckers, orville, ohio. happy birthday to our buddies this morning. we have a lovely lady, lila may mays. retired teacher loves to talk about her students. all the years she taught school. take a look at walter sommers from stowe, ohio. lives with his daughter. he does all the handy man work around the house. can't beat that. we have los angeles, california, 107, jeanne hoffman. third time she tried to get on the store. loves "st. elsewhere." >> from florida ike newcomer likes to shoot pool with his
buddies. does it at least once a week. love the name, odell ivy. two-time cancer survivor. still likes to mow his own grass. how about that. netta torlucci. volunteered at the hospital in the area where they sell flowers and things for 30 years. now ann and matt. >> we want to mention that we have had quite a loss -- willard had a loss. talking about nancy fields who worked with him for so many years. she started here in 1951, left in 2006. worked 55 years. a great woman. >> what do you remember about her, willard? she was wonderful. >> tom brokaw said it best. nbc can survive without him or
the rest of the news division, but not nancy fields. she was an incredibly efficient person, incredibly clever with getting things done. one time on the phone i called her and she had a lot of phones ringing in the office. she said, willard, i think new york is on hold. >> she always had a smile on her face. such wonderful things to say for everyone. nancy fields, again, starting as an intern working 50-something years here at nbc. our condolences. >> she started with howdy-doody and ended up with me. >> she loved working with you. i know that. thank you so much. >>nancy. nay. god bless. rest in peace. >> we're back after your local news.
good monday morning to you. i'm lawyeria garcia-cannon. i want to check the forecast. >> good morning to you. a beautiful day shaping up. lots of sunshine. similar to what we saw yesterday. just a little bit more fog in the east bay this morning. and the san joaquin valley. fog pushing into the belthead as well. we deu reduced visit. temperatures are rather cold. 32 degrees right now. turning over the 61 degrees by noon under strong high pressure and a lot of sunshine. 67 degrees in san jose today. and 66 degrees for redwood city. got a great looking gray on tap
in the weather department. let's find out what's in store for us in traffic. >> enjoy driving, out on the roads. look at the east shore freeway. slow drive coming off the carquinez bridge. the bridge right there at bay view avenue. coming off the bridge down the east shore freeway. slow drive for westbound 80 as well as 580 and 880. here are the travel times. 37 minute drive here coming down from the toll plaza. ring ring ring ring.
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people in the city are being told to look out for mountain lions. a big cat was spotted inial live hill lane. it is third mountain lion siting in the area this months. wildlife experts say avoid jogging at night. if you see a mountain lion don't approach him. if confronted by one, try to appear large and make loud noises to scare it off. i'll have another local news update in half an hour. see you then.
8:30 now on a monday morning, the 24th day of january, 2011. forget the coffee. you need help waking up this morning, just step outside. it's bracing out there. much of the nation dealing with brutal cold, especially here in the east. smacks you in the face as soon as you walk out the door. 6 degrees out there in rockefeller plaza. it's a tough morning to get out and about.
>> you may want to stay inside. >> just ahead, we'll find beauty and confidence as we age. doesn't that sound good? >> sounds great. we have actress and mom susan st. james ebersol here for those who fear their best beauty days are behind them. we'll get advice coming up. looking at her, fear no more. >> and a makeover for the much maligned minivan. al likes his and he had to dig it out of december's snowstorm. while they are practical a lot of drivers fear owning one means their cool days are behind them. not anymore. we'll show you what's being done to improve the minivan's image. it's just so practical. >> if you have kids, they work. no question. >> best thing, absolutely. >> want to take a brief moment to update you on a guest we have had on the program a couple of times in the past year. 23-year-old ali smith babineau, the so-called bionic bride. she developed heart disease and
had a heart pump implanted into her. she was married to mike last summer. over the weekend we received a call from her family and doctors. apparently her health has taken a bad turn. we just want to reach out and say that, ali, we are thinking of you and your family. we send you our prayers and our best wishes. >> strong, beautiful, brave girl. we hope she can pull through. >> she had those cowboy boots. remember those? >> yeah. >> anyway -- >> we're pulling for you, ali. let's check on the weather from the weather channel's maria larosa in for al. >> good morning, guys. it is cold. much of the eastern half of the country in the arctic air mass's grip. it will continue today. look at what we can expect. high temperatures into the teens in much of the northeast waking up to temperatures below zero. the southern system beginning to take shape with showers and thunderstorms, potentially heavy rain on the central gulf coast. nice in the southwest. tomorrow things get interesting. we have heavy rain moving across
the southeast. it's going to interact with the colder air. we could see snow in northern mississippi, alabama, tennessee valley. that's what we'll watch for wednesday to thursday to good morning to you. a lot of sunshine for today. that will be the second half of the day for places in the east bay and north bay where we have low cloud cover. high pressure in control. what's happening is we have a moist layer of air at the surface. leaving was dense a.m. fog. probably until about 11:00 a.m. today though will be beautiful for the second half of the day all across the bay area. temperatures will climb into the 60s, 66 degrees today, your forecasted high in redwood city. and sunshine continues all weeg long. have a great day. and mom susan st. james ebersol on finding beauty and confidence at 50 and beyond. beauty and confidence at 50 and beyond. but feeling a bit off? the moment you feel run down or achy nip flu-like symptoms in the bud, with oscillococcinum.
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this morning on "today's beauty," finding confidence and beauty at 50 and beyond. if you are worried about hit ago big birthday milestone, don't worry. we have susan st. james ebersol, wife, mom, emmy-winning actress and humanitarian here along with her friend and "today" beauty contributor bobbi brown. how cool is this? this is great. first of all, let's get this out on the table. -- >> they have more magazine which i love but it's about 40 and two months. they need one called "even more." >> "even even more". >> you say we need to reshape some of our dialogue about this issue. >> bobbi and i hang out and talk. she says, what are you going to do? this is what my age group talks about a lot. actually much younger.
are you going to do surgery, botox, restalin or fillers? i'm like, when i was 17, 18, 20 when i started in film, we were the generation. i'm the first crash of baby boom that said, we're not wearing false eyelashes. we'll keep our names. >> you were a hippy. >> i was a hippy, too. so why wouldn't i translate that to the end of my beauty years. >> it's tough. >> it is tough. >> you're in the middle. >> yes. my mother is 95. >> we have a photograph of your mother and your sister, i think, in addition in this picture. >> look at that. her wrinkles are, like, gorgeous. let's get back to why it's tough. so many women hang onto our sense of self. the world constantly puts us in a box to be pretty, sexy. it is tough. >> may i ask, have you actually done -- >> i have never done surgery.
i did botox once which i kind of liked for my forehead so it didn't look like i was frowning. but you have to do it all the time. then i hate my lips, you know. but i told bobbi, i think the trick is -- >> you can't do your lips. you can't. >> if we were born with thin lips, wear a good lipstick. wear a nude lipstick. it's so important for me because susan is 10 years older. it's important for me to have a role model. how cool is she? i go to her party and she's wearing jeans with holes and a black sweater and she's comfortable. to me, that's a beautiful woman. >> how do you do it? i'm on bobbi's side on this. you look fantastic. >> being on the thin side is good. i wasn't. that was great for my face, but being on the thin side you look better in clothes. so i cut back. i do a lot of yoga. and a little bit of weights because of the bones. i stopped taking all the bone
stuff, too. i just have to believe that my mom has never done anything and she's feeling fabulous. you know, i'd like to do that but you have to -- you know, jane fonda is a friend and she said she got tired of looking tired and wanted to do stuff. god bless her, she works in film all the time. i don't. i'm not working. if you're working there is more pressure. >> but the point here is that everything you just said was about health. it was about taking care of yourself, being healthy, yoga, breathing, being relaxed. >> it's taking care of what's on in inside so you're beautiful on the outside. >> after a certain age i tell this to women all the time. stop worrying about what you don't like about your face. fix what you don't like about your body. it's not too late to get muscles, get lean and healthy. it's hard because so many women my age and younger look at the actresses and a lot of actresses have started to wipe away their faces and a lot of amazing actresses are not. annette bening, amazing.
>> you say wipe away with surgery? >> filling in and -- >> so for us there is no good role model to look at a woman. we are supposed to have lines on our face. >> it's a struggle. i have gray hair come in and i'm struggling -- >> you can color your hair. my hair is white. i have been coloring my hair since 25. i don't understand who invented this new tv system. i'm sorry. >> hd. >> we can't change that. >> it was not a woman. >> we can't change that. >> okay. let's talk about what's on the outside. we talked about the inside. but on the outside, because that's your job. >> it is. >> you focus on helping us look better. >> you don't want to look tired. you want to plump up your skin. that's important. >> you plump it up with a moisturizer. >> in the mountains i asked bobbi because it's so dry and this balm -- >> no, no. we don't do commercials here.
>> it's about strong, thick -- >> you need something thick. >> you want something a little bit gooey to plump up the skin. a cream blush instead of powder. and you need to smile. there are no wrinkles on cheeks. >> what's nice about the cream is it's not as drying. >> a little life so you don't look like they put you in the funeral home. >> your eyes are just -- >> black eyeliner, mascara makes your eyes pop. >> filling in the brows. as we age you lose definition. so define your eyes. you want to plump up your skin, define your eyes, pop your cheeks for color. >> and then -- >> with makeup i find with my skin, as moist as i can make it, too much makeup sinks in. >> tinted moisturizer is great for women of a certain age. >> it's not as thick as foundation. it has color to it. >> it sinks in a little, too.
>> you want things that go out, not in. things with moisture will plump and go out. >> you know, it sounds as though there is a kind of in addition to fixing physically on the inside and worrying about making sure that things are taken care of on the outside in terms of a natural makeup lift it's also about what's in your head. that's what you have been an example of this morning. having this strong sense of who you are and not let -- >> where you are now, not where you were. where you are today. >> you still look like 20, 30 years ago today. >> leonard cohen has a song and the line is ring the bells that still can ring. i think that's it. accent the positive. go with the stuff that works. you know? >> thank you. >> don't look for the old stuff. >> what a pleasure. susan st. james ebersol and bobbi brown, thank you very much. coming up next, a hearty one-pot meal to warm up your family on a
we're back at 8:44. this morning on "today's kitchen," back to basics. we are warming up with braised beef. it's not expensive and it's filled with flavor. one pot feed it is family. lydia is here with secrets to making a hearty winter meal. good morning. nice to see you. >> good morning, matt. >> this is not a meal for a 90-degree day, but super bowl sunday. >> this is it. you can feed a group of 20 nice and easy and it's not many ingredien ingredients. lots of onions, some bacon. you make the pistara. it means to beat in italian. this is, in this case, onions and bacon, panchet ta.
here we have a beautiful piece of flat iron. >> what's the cut called? >> flat iron. it's shoulder. usually you get the top round -- >> don't show me that. that's fine. >> just in case. i don't want you to get misdirected here. >> okay. so this is a flat iron cut of beef. >> you flour it, salt it, put it in the pan like this and work right in the pan. >> actually this is cooking two separate ways. it's braising first and boiling second. >> braising is all about that. it's really the different part. here we are forming some caramelization. getting it all in layers of flavor. once we have that caramelized, let me lower it a little like this. then you begin the braising. in this case, i put some thyme
and beer and stock. >> now, beer, that's obviously what gets a lot of people's attention in this. so any particular kind of beer work better for this dish than others? >> when you braise, a light beer is better. >> not ale. >> not ale. a light beer because you want the beer flavor. you want the alcohol sort of to cook the meat, but you don't want a lot of the nuttiness. if you use a heavy beer it becomes bitter at the end. >> and overpowers the beef a little bit. >> exactly. this you let simmer. put some stock because this will cook for about three hours. >> this is beef stock? >> no, chicken. chicken, beef, do whatever you like. you put it right on like this. >> did you say three hours? >> three hours. it cooks slowly, slowly. that's what good braising is about. you see what happens, matt,
first of all you get the meat. okay? now cooking is came industhemis >> right. >> so the juices of the meat come out into the liquid. then slowly once that happens it all goes back into the meat. specifically when you braise if you let it rest, so this is a great dish to do a day before. >> we would cover this now for several hours. >> absolutely. in a little bit, this is kind of a chutney. cooked apples. >> but with horseradish. this is a bitter root vegetable. what are the tips for using that? it has a powerful taste. >> it's like wasabi. it's in the family. like turnips and all of that. it's great. >> less is more? >> no, no. you want lots of this. look at this. you know you usually buy it for cocktail sauce and vinegar. you can grate it like this. taste it. >> that's got some kick to it. >> yeah.
but this is really -- if you have -- it clears your sinuses and everything. >> you're mixing it with apple. you cook it down? >> cook the apple down with just a little bit of water, just a little bit of salt. i will put -- just to bind it, just a touch of cream. and, you know, if you don't want to, you don't have to. it goes great together. >> let's pretend you have done that already. i will meet you around the back. you like potatoes and swiss chard with the braised beef. >> i grew up on it. i love it. and it's available year round. nutritionally very sound. you put it in the pan. potatoes, water -- peel the potatoes. halfway cook them, throw in the swiss chard, drain it, garlic and oil and you've got it. this is what i'm saying about this cut of meat. it has the cartilage there. do you want me to serve you a little bit?
>> i will take a bite with a fork. >> get the potatoes in this. you like it? >> first of all, it's incredibly tender. >> yeah. the cartilage in there, it's finger sticking good. if you have a family maeal like that. >> you can serve it with great crunchy bread, more beer on the side. this is like the meal the crew loves in the morning. braised doughnuts and beer. we have that a lot. >> i was looking in the back there. this is lunch for them. >> they will come in here in a second. that won't be touched. this will be gone. lydia, good to see you. thank you so much. >> enjoy your super bowl sunday. >> i will. >> are you going to make this? >> no. i'm stealing yours. up next, the new way to make minivans cool. but first this is "today" on nbc.
they are among the most mocked vehicles on the road but automakers are on a crusade to make the minivan something it's never been before -- cool. here's janet shamlian. >> reporter: even though they are all over suburbia, the minivan has long had an image problem. >> tell me what comes to mind when i say minivan.
>> soccer mom. let's see, not cool. frumpy. >> reporter: many who buy them and drive them say they don't love them. >> they're just not good-looking cars. >> reporter: they have been called the sweatpants of the car world. very practical, very comfortable, but no points whatsoever for style. now a new campaign by carmakers to change the image of the mom mobile. ♪ yeah, this one goes to the minivan families out there ♪ >> reporter: toyota's campaign features a viral video. a hip couple rapping about their minivan. ♪ the swagger wagon >> reporter: the ads may be working. >> it's lower, right? >> reporter: both toyota and honda report sales are up. yet nowhere near where they were in the '80s. they are just 4% of car sales today. >> nothing transports people and
cargo better than a minivan. >> reporter: kristin disliked it so much she titled her parenting blog rage against the minivan. >> all right, guys. >> reporter: finding herself with four young children she did the unthinkable, she bought one. >> reporter: what do you think? >> the truth is it's fine. having a minivan has not changed my life in any significant way other than a small hit to the pride and more mobility. >> reporter: she says she may have surrendered to necessity, but is not buying the car company hype. >> i'm under no illusion that this car is or ever will be cool. i am not going to get catcalls in this car. not that i was before. >> reporter: recasting the car some have affectionately called the loser cruiser as the minivan strives to be hip. for "today," janet shamlian, nbc news, california. >> do you have a minivan? >> no. i wanted one.
my husband didn't. >> wouldn't let you get one? >> no. >> it's like the decision when you have a kid. suv or minivan and the suv isn't a great thing environmentally. the minivan is -- a minivan. >> it's so practical. >> is it better environmentally? >> better than suvs, i think. >> needs an image make over. >> right. just ahead, seven ways to never run out of money. we'll get to the bot that and a lot more. >> after your local news and weather.
good morning to you. it is 8:56 right now. time to check your forecast with kristi kristina. >> good morning. another beautiful day on tap for us. high pressure firmly in control most of this week, as a matter of fact. keep our temperatures in the 60s. high pressure is creating a foggy scenario this morning
throughout the san joaquin valley. we have dense fog in that area all of the way until 11:00 a.m. the good news is, i just checked locally. the east bay, that fog we had earlier is now lifting and breaking apart making for a lot of sunshine and highs in the 60s. we're talking about 43 right now in san jose. 67 by 3:00 p.m. temperatures are going to hold strong all of the way throughout this week with a lot of sunshine and no rain in the forecast. turn your sprinkler system off. you'll probably need to turn it back . laura is back with more news after the break.
back now with more of "today" on a monday morning, the 24th of january, 2011. bitter cold. that's on overused expression, but we mean it today. it's about 6 or 7 degrees in new york city. colder as you go north of here. below zero in many places. you u know what, just grin and bear it. it's supposed to get better in the next 24 hours or so. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and tamron hall. coming up, mosh on this arctic air gripping the eastern half of the country. folks from pennsylvania to new england are going to deal with below zero temperatures today. parts of upstate new york, minus 35 degrees today.
take a look at tamron's car in lower manhattan. >> i should have moved it. >> this is what happened. you don't go with alternate side of the street parking, that's what happens. >> i saw two construction workers this morning and they both -- big burly guys screaming. i'm like really? you can handle this. >> it means spring is coming eventually. coming up, something that most of us would love to know. seven ways to never run out of money. sounds pretty good, right? if you plan ahead, there are steps you can take to make sure your cash keeps flowing to afford a college education and retirement. the key is to start early. we'll get those tips coming up. >> and more real estate questions answered. from staging your home for sale for getting the seller to cover closing costs. we'll tell you what's realistic in today's housing market. if you are one of those women who hates having curly hair, i was talking to hoda about this, we'll help you surrender that flat iron and
show you how to embrace the curls. that's really not curly, curly, more wavy, but we'll look into it. >> my daughter has wavy hair and i think it's a good thing. >> this is a hair chat tennis match. >> i'm sorry. ja lots go to the news desk. natalie is over there with all the headlines of the day. >> i'll save you from the girly stuff. much of the country is shivering through freezing temperatures, braving the chill in central park. here in new york is peter alexander. peter, good morning to you. lucky guy. >> reporter: good morning. this is certainly a scorcher, and by that i mean my toes are freezing. the temperature in new york's central park is 6 degrees. this is the coldest spot in the city and the coldest day here in two years. it's relatively balmy compared to other parts of the northeast. as you noted, in the adirondacks the temperature has dipped to 36 below zero. that's not including wind
chills. welcome to the great american ice box. these are not your fair weather fans. in chicago where the bears and packers faced off and wind chills were in the single digits, tailgaters tried to ignore the thermostat. >> i have four layers on, and it's getting colder and colder by the second, i swear. >> reporter: in pittsburgh, same story, different city. the fiery jets and steelers showdown left little heat for those in the stands. it's not just cold. it's painful and it will get worse today with more than half the country suffering through biting winds and below average temperatures. the wind chills will be so low that if you have exposed flesh you could get frostbite in as little as ten minutes. frozen roads made driving dangerous and an icy highway caused this tractor-trailer crash saturday in ontario, canada. amazingly, no one was hurt. in ohio where the mercury dropped to a record-breaking 11
degrees below zero sunday, a beach volleyball event where players lost their shirts and arguably their minds. in minneapolis, this boy scout troop braved the cold overnight in snow caves, all for a coveted patch. >> stay dry, stay warm, stay hydrated. >> reporter: all this cold on top of all that snow. five storms in the northeast in the last month alone with yet another one forecast this week. >> i can't take no more. i can't. no more snow. no more snow. >> reporter: i know you have seen this before, but you think you're having a bad morning? imagine being the owner of this car here in new york city. there was a believed water main break. you can see exactly what happened overnight. the thing is being referred to as the icicle audi model, the ice car that belongs to tamron hall. we hope to have it out by april, tamron. we're all bundled up today. i'm just afraid the squirrels are looking at me funny.
beyond that we're fine. >> peter alexander in central park, thank you very much. a developing story as the casualty toll is mounting after an apparent suicide bombing at moscow's busy a's airports. more than 30 people have been killed and at least 130 are wounded. the explosion took place below 5:00 in the evening in the arrival hall. police are investigating a deadly shootout at a washington state walmart that left a young woman and the gunman dead on sunday. two sheriff's deputies were wounded in the cross fire. witnesses say the gunman opened fire after several deputies approached to speak with him. five americans are back on dry land today after their boat disappeared in the central philippines. the 38-foot catamaran hit stormy seas and was reported missing when it failed to reach its destination on time. a lakeside community near cleveland, ohio, was evacuated this morning after a series of fires apparently caused by a
natural gas line. the red cross set up shelters for residents of fairport harbor on a day when temperatures hit 7 degrees. the u.s. postal service says it will close as many as 2,000 post offices beginning in march. the postal service reported a record $8.5 billion in losses last year. the average price of a regular gallon of gas has gone up 8 cents in the past month to $3.11 a gallon according to aaa. that's up 40 cents from a year ago. fitness and fitness and nutrition pioneer jack lalanne died at his home in california. he urged people to get off their couches and get moving. his workouts show three decades. jack lalanne was 96 years old. and no strings attached took the top spot at the box office this weekend. "the green hornet" flew into the second spot and "the dilemma" was third. it is now six minutes past the hour. back over to matt, ann, and tamron. a good time to go to the movies.
get warm. let's get a check of the weather from maria larosa. good morning. we are here with a hearty crowd getting used to the cold temperatures. thankfully we won't have to get used to them too much longer. we are seeing the coldest morning right now across the northeast. if you look at current temperatures we're into the single digits. many areas started off below zero. plattsburgh is 14 below. there is an edge to the air. windchills well below zero in many areas including albany. and we take a look at what we're looking at over the next couple of days. this storm is impacting the south. it will be moving up wednesday/thursday still the time frame. a couple of track scenarios. the more likely one, some accumulating snow that will likely change over to rain. major cities will see mainly snow maybe mixing in with sleet. this one is still unfolding.
good morning to you. we're going to see another gorgeous day. high pressure firmly in control. the only difference between yesterday and today, we do have low clouds in the east bay and north bay. as we head throughout this afternoon, we will see a few hot clouds make their way through. for us, though, it's going to be a gorgeous day. high pressure bringing temperatures into the 60s as we head throughout this afternoon. watch out for fog in the san joaquin valley until 11:00 a.m. natalie, bac natalie, back inside to you. today's money is brought to you by bank of america. thank you, maria. this morning on "today's money" how to keep the cash flowing. everyone would love to have money at their disposal all the time that can be unrealistic for many. if you start following simple steps now, you can have enough cash through retirement. the executive editor of "consumer reports." nice to have you here.
>> nice to be here. >> greg, tell me. everybody -- it's a concept we would love to hold on to, never running out of money. with you "consumer reports" polled your readers and how did they manage to do it? >> we asked 25,000 of our readers over the age of 55 how much money they had, how happy they were with where they were with their money and what they wished they had done differently and the big one is when you start and how much you save. the earlier you can start, the better off you are. >> that's right. and the first tip right off the bat, because we do have a lot, is to live modestly. that's the number one rule, right, jean? >> so many people who spend more than they make on a regular basis and it's just not sustainable. if you can get yourself to save off the top and just keep yourself under that level of what you're earning, you're going to be fine. >> and where is it that people are falling when it comes to putting enough money aside for retirement when it comes to that? >> well, we know that at this point about 50% of all people are going to run out of money in
retirement. that's a very, very scary sta tis particular. but if they're in their 401(k) plans, that number drops to 20%. so that's absolutely the first thing that you should do. and if you don't have a 401(k) available to you, then open an i.r.a., contribute automatically. save first and then spend. >> that's the point, greg, that you make as well is to start saving early. so the earlier the better then. >> that's right. and, you know, we can't go back in time, of course, but if you haven't started yet, start now and try to put away as much as you can. >> contribute the maximum to the 401(k) plan. and also keeping a budget, jean, this is the next task there. >> and people hate that word. >> five years later you cringe. how important is it to live by what you put down on paper? >> it's crucial and think about it in terms of planning your spending. think about deciding first how much you're going to spend on the different things in your life, how much is going to go to
housing. it should be no more than 35%. 15% for transportation. you should always save 10% and at least about 25% for the rest of your life. if you can keep to those levels, you'll be fine. >> and, greg, one of the other things the middle aged years roughly from the 30s on to the 50s is the point that you all make to prioritize retirement over college. can you explain that? >> it sounds harsh but retirement should be your number one priority even if you are also trying to save to put the kids through college. get your retirement nailed down. contribute to that and then contribute what you can to college after that. you don't want to be dependent on your kids in your old age. >> so many of us, though, think we would like our kids to go to whatever school they want. we want to make sure that their college is taken care of. it's hard to put yourself first, though, jean. >> the roth i.r.a. is a really good vehicle for this because you can use the money in the roth i.r.a. for your retirement. you can also pull it out for college. and so if you are not saving enough today, open a roth and
start funding that. at least you'll feel like you're doing the best for your kids and you'll figure it out when you get closer to college. >> and the next point, greg, is to catch up and that is to the point where if you are still in your 50s you still have time, right, for your retirement. now is the time. >> right. and the 401(k), as jean mentioned, makes that easy. after the age of 50, you can contribute an extra $5,500 a year if you have it and that's a good way to begin to catch up. >> if you haven't started saving by the time you are in your 40s, saving 10%, which is what most financial advisers are going to tell you to do is just not enough. you have to aim for 15%. you have to run yourself through a retirement calculator. you have to see where the whole is and you really have to start to gear up and i know that's tough advice but you are going to be sorry if if you don't. >> right. absolutely. and the next major point is to pay off debt. now what kind of debt are we talking about? >> high interest rate savings debt. you have those big bills coming in every single month. you can't save because that's sitting on your head. so you have to work your way through that high interest rate
and then you can really deal with the savings. >> at the same time you're paying off your debt, it it is important to remember to save what you can as well, right? >> absolutely. you want to make sure you are doing both at the same time. >> and then finally last point is to time your payout which means sometimes, greg, having to work longer, right, into those retirement years. >> exactly. if you can put off taking social security up to aimige 70. it will be low from the time you are collecting. people just enjoy work for the most part. there's the social aspect of it. there's a feeling you are doing something useful. >> keeps you young at heart. >> absolutely. if you can stay in the workforce it's a good thing for a bunch of reasons. >> jean and greg, great to have you on with us. thanks so much. coming up next in "today's real estate." how to get the most from a seller and is skipping the broker a good idea? we'll answer some of your most asked questions. later, tame the frizz for good. we'll show you how to love your curls after these messages. can't be simple? cards
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this morning on "today's real estate" we are answering some of the most urgent questions. today's real estate expert barbara corcoran is here with real estate advice. >> good to see you. >> we have a lot of questions. the first is from darren in pittsburgh. go steelers. on the phone with us right now, hi. >> caller: good morning. >> good morning. what's your question for barbara? >> caller: as i look to buy a house in a new year i keep hearing from different resources to get the most from the sellers assistan assistance. what does this mean? >> so what is a sellers assistance, barbara is this. >> it's a fancy way of saying ask the seller for help. this is how it it typically works. you pie a home for $100,000 and your closing costs are going to be $3,000. and the seller is willing to pay for the closing costs which, by the way, almost every seller out there is willing to do. what you do is ask the seller to add the $3,000 onto the purchase
price so you are able to finance it as part of your loan. everybody wins. it's a great solution. don't be fooled by the fancy title. >> is there any down side since you say everybody wins? >> not really. it's a way to make the wheels get greased. >> kathy joins us via skype. what's your question? >> caller: my parents' home has been for sale since last april. it was originally listed at $305,000. [ no audio ] >> i think we've lost cassie. maybe we'll get her back. this e-mail from katie in ft. wayne, indiana. she says i got married in april. my husband deployed a couple weeks later and we will be moving and selling my home as soon as he returns from his 12-month deployment. i don't live in a military town and new to the military lifestyle so i need help selling my home. first, thank your husband for
her service. what's your advice? >> the best thing you can do is go on two particular websites. there are a few out there but the most active ones are militarybyowner.com and militaryforrent.com. why these are great is they are only open to military families. they help you sell the house. they connect military families. they charge roughly $15 to $80 to list the house. april is around the corner so you don't have a lot of time. i'd get going on it right away. >> as she points out she doesn't live in a military town where you might have people frequently moving in and out. >> but, also, those particular sites will accommodate anyone in the military. it's another way of listing your home to a person who really wants to move. >> to a caller, danielle from hurricane, west virginia. danielle, good morning. what's your question? >> caller: good morning. my husband and i have had our house on the market for about a year thousand and we were wondering if we should sign another contract with the realtor or should we try to selby owner where we could take a lower offer?
>> what should she consider? >> anyone can sell a house on their own, so that's certainly an option. but what you have to be certain you can do is be available for the showings. that's common sense. be able to negotiate the price in a nonpassionate way, which is very hard for owners to do on their own. and, most importantly, cast a wide net to get as many buyers biting on your hook as you possibly can. that being said, it's been my experience that often when an owner is trying to save that 5% or 6% the buyer is looking to save the same 5% or 6%. so i would say that approach that with caution but probably a good 10% of all homes in america today are sold direct without brokers. it's an option. >> let's try to get to tara on the phone. good morning, tara. >> caller: good morning. my husband and i are in contract on a house. we put 10% down on signing but last week our lender appraised the house at $90,000 less than
the agreed price. we thought it was a good price and now we're not sure what to do. >> ouch. you are between a rock and a hard place. either come up with more cash or go back and play hardball with the seller and ask them to renegotiate the price. chances are good they're going to do that because they're going to have the same problem with the very next buyer that walks in. >> tara, good luck. thank you all for your questions. good to see you. the woman suspected of kidnapping a 3-week-old infant more than two decades ago is now in custody. we'll have the latest of the cold case that has captured the nation's attention. has left you nowhere to go. when you've lost interest in everything. when you've had one too many days feeling sad or anxious... aches and pains, fatigue. when it becomes hard to ignore that you need help. that's the day you do something. depression hurts. cymbalta can help with many symptoms of depression. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens, you have unusual changes in behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults.
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high pressure firmly in control. that's going to make the sunny skies, mild afternoon. temperatures in the 60s. 67 today in san jose. 66 degrees today in oakland. let's find out how you traffic is doing this morning. back to work monday, mike. >> yeah. clouds to infinity and beyond. the peninsula, 101. southbound side typical slowing down the peninsula. all of the way into park and palo alto. accident on the northbound side at marshal. should feel slowing past wood it is side. approaching san francisco international airport and the exit there, we do have an accident there as well in lane number four. approach that transition, keep that in mind. unusual slowing through san mat mateo. more news after this.
in half. 125 notices have already been sent to social workers. supervisors will vote tomorrow on a budget adjustment. a result of federal cutbacks in the spending cut of $1 billion. $6 million cut would affect people who donated food and clothing as well as providing transportation and enrolling their faster children in school. may find a way to handle budget cuts without losing jobs. they suggest consolidating eight colleges into six by combining departments. the move could actually save $1.5 million a year and 200 classes to make the change university presidents must support that plan. i'll have another local news update in half an hour. "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great morning.
in here, it's better if we are equals. if we weren't, i wouldn't be here. i'd be at home with my wife and no one would give a damn. >> please don't do that. >> colin firth walked away with the golden globe for his performance in "the king's speech." tomorrow we'll find out if he's no, ma'minated for an oscar as as natalie portman for "black swan" and "the social network" which also won big at the golden globes. we'll have the nominations for you live tomorrow on "today."
meantime, coming up in this half hour a big development in the kidnapping cold case of a young woman taken from her birth parents 23 years ago. now the woman suspected of the crime is under arrest making her first court appearance today. we'll get the latest on the story. what a heartbreaker. >> it has been, but with a good ending. >> so far. >> if you're one of the women who's been fighting your curls all your life and blow drying your hair straight every day, just say no. we have an expert who is sharing her secrets to making the most of your waves and corkscrews. a lot of women embrace the curls. i have always wanted curls. i'm jealous. >> i know. >> and in "today's kitchen" nothing warms you up better than a delicious bowl of mac & cheese. we kick it up with four different kinds of mushrooms. >> now we're talking. >> mushrooms and mac & cheese. my favorite.
>> hen of the woods is a great kind of mushroom they put in there. >> can you believe i just started eating mushrooms three months ago. i'm obsessed. >> the segment will be a big deal. today maria is in for al and will give us a check of the weather. nice to have you here. >> thank you very much for meving . it's cold outside and we are continuing to see the cold weather be a factor in what's coming up. look to the sthou you can see the green on the radar. that's a southern system taking shape and likely bringing wintry weather across the midatlantic and the northeast. right now today it will bring showers and thunderstorms to the gulf coast. arctic cold in the northeast with snowshowers in the great lakes. the place to be in the southw t southwest, warm and sunshine. good morning to you. well, the sun is now out. we have no more fog to report in the east bay. that's grit news for commuters. leaving your house in fairfield,
concord and livermore, where highs today are going to rise into the mid 60s. 67 degrees, even warmer in the south bay today in san jose. 70 degrees in santa cruz. no rain in the forecast. in fact, it doesn't look like any rain in sight until the end of january. have a great day. ann, back to you. >> thank you very much. what do you get when you mix two very real '80s pop princesses with special effects, pythons and huge gators? that's what we'll find out when we see tiffany and debbie gibson star in sci-fi's "mega python versus gator." aren't you shivering in that beautiful dress? >> tv studios have no seasons. >> your right. >> we got the memo on the color scheme. we're all coordinated. >> exactly. that's from lisa rinna's store.
i love her. >> now that we have had the girl chat let's talk about the movie. >> i know tiffany, you starred in a movie before. >> i did. "mega piranha" and she did "mega shark." so we have it covered. >> she started it. i followed up. >> these are campy -- >> we're not doing shakespeare. >> millions of people watch these. >> i think people are stressed out enough. they want good-old fashioned escapism. this is like gather the family on a saturday night. >> oh! yeah! >> the family. >> ah! >> i hate when that happens. >> this is so exciting to see more. >> we get to see the whole thing tonight. >> really? okay. >> there is a fight scene, i understand. >> yeah. >> there is a mean catfight,
yes. >> some '80s angst coming out there? >> oh, yeah. >> there it is! >> i love it. >> i wanted those shoes. >> there you are in hot dresses. why not? >> we get into food groups after this. >> imagine the challenge for the cameraman. >> no! >> kids, leave the room. >> did you leave bruises? really? >> no, no. >> i'm a huge sci-fi fan. this was a dream come true. >> do you like it on talk soup? >> i love it. i'm an any press is good press girl. >> i love him. >> it's a compliment. you know, pop culture should be fun. not take itself seriously. we never did.
we're having fun with people's fantasy of what the rivalry was and we're playing it out in this crazy movie. >> i hear you had a sold out concert this weekend. >> we did. we sang together for the first time ever. two shows back to back. it was so much fun. >> bringing the '80s back. i love it. >> i feel so old. >> i don't know about you guys. >> thank you so much, tiffany and debbie gibson. it's "mega python versus gatoroid." it premiers saturday, january 29th. coming up next we're talking about after 23 years an arrest in the kidnapping of a newborn who's beenrth amith he al f am fily.y. cth g atinupom afthier t'ss. kate on. what was i thinking? but i was still skating on thin ice with my cholesterol. anyone with high cholesterol may be at increased risk of heart attack. diet and exercise weren't enough for me. i stopped kidding myself. i've been eating healthier, exercising more
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is arrested. tom yamouth has the latest for us. hi, tom. >> reporter: ann pettway will appear in court later today. as the fbi and nypd were looking for her she turned herself in. officials believe she kidnapped carlina white 23 years ago from a new york hospital. the question is if she did do it, how and why? this exclusive video shows ann pettway in custody leaving the fbi's office in bridgeport, connecticut. federal authorities say pettway kidnapped carlina white from harlem hospital in 1987 when white was just an infant. on saturday, police say pettway was spotted trying to sell items at this bridgeport pawnshop. >> she was recognized by a clerk. he made a call to us and the detectives responded to the location. >> reporter: pettway, who is 44,
turned herself in on sunday. she's wanted for breaking probation in north carolina. pettway disappeared after news broke that the woman she called her daughter, nejdra nance, was really carlina white. >> the whole family believed that ann was nejdra's mother. there was never no questions about it. >> reporter: relatives say they remember seeing pettway pregnant all those years ago but admit but no one saw her give birth to nejdra. the facts aren't known but there is a profile for baby snatchers. >> the profile of a baby snatcher is normally a woman who has recently lost a child, has a fantasy about being a mother and has not been able to achieve it. it may be someone who's faked a pregnancy for seven, eight, nine months and needs to produce the proof of the pregnancy. >> reporter: for more than two decades carl tyson and joy white had no idea what happened to their daughter. >> i think the lady cea's scare bring the baby in because she
thinks maybe we'll press charges. right now, i won't press charges. bring me the baby. >> reporter: dna confirmed carlina's true identity and she reunited with her biological mother and father. carlina said she long suspected pettway wasn't her real mother because she couldn't produce a birth certificate. carlina said she searched online and found a photo of a missing baby that looked like her own daughter. it helped solve the mystery of her life and experts say the prosecutors have a strong case. >> though this has been over a 20-year cold case for the authorities we have dna evidence. we have the statements of relatives basically going back from the time the little girl disappeared from the hospital. so i don't think this is going to be hard to put together at all. >> reporter: today in court prosecutors may reveal what evidence they have against ann pettway, something they don't have is surveillance video on that day back in august of 1987 the surveillance cameras inside harlem hospital were not working. ann?
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this morning on "today's beauty," embracing your natural beauty. girls can face a world of hair challenges. lorraine massey salons are for those dealing with curls. good morning. >> good morning. >> i know you have made this your mission. your salons are for women with curly hair. why is it so important to get the right cut? >> well, first of all it's important for them to understand they have curly hair and trust their hair. >> right. >> a lot of the big fears are the frizz and the hair cut is the next biggest thing. we tend to cut too much hair off when it's wet. it contracts and expands so dramatically.
you will see today. >> you will show us tips of the trade here. let's start with the beautiful little gretta. she has curly hair. you have one side that you have worked already. this side is dealing with frizz. >> yeah. >> what is the frizz? >> frizz is a curl waiting to happen. it's dehydrated. when you use shampoo and detergent it's like drinking salt water when you're thirsty. with curly hair use as much moisture as possible. wherever there is frizz it is a curl begging for moisture. what i will do is take your favorite conditioner, get spring water, half and half to make it into a milky substance. for the curly girl on the go, the teen curly girl we call this spot cleansing. if you don't have much time this will unpack your frizz quickly. as you can see we rolled up this little curl. >> pin it. >> just wrap it around your little finger, clip it and --
>> when it dries it will dry more conditioned and soft like this. >> right. that frizz comes back quickly, as you can see. >> some shampoos aren't good for curly hair. >> shampoo really strips curly hair of all of its moisture. we don't have any moisture to strip to begin with. >> yeah. all right. let's move on over here. we have gorgeous mona with a gorgeous long, long beautiful curly hair. however you will notice around the roots it gets flat. what do you do to lift it? >> this could be a second day trick. that's the big complaint for girls, second day curl. to get lift at the root, take clips, put a little bit of gel on the clip and go to the root and lift it. >> okay. >> five minutes and you've got a lovely little root lift. >> let's see if we can get a
close-up to see what you are doing with the root lift. >> clip and roots. you can leave it for five minutes, let it dry and you will have a lovely lift at the roots. this is great for straight hair, too. not just curly, but straight hair. >> if we have straighter hair but get the flatness you can do the same thing. >> it's really great. >> let's move over to kim. she's going to let you cut her hair live on air. you're going to cut just the bangs. >> right. >> important to do it when the hair is dry? why? >> yes. look how long her hair appears when wet. it shrinks almost six inches. it's better to cut the hair as you see it. right before the twist in the curl. don't make it more complicated than it is. >> this is something you can do yourself at home? cut with the curl. >> right.
see? nice little bang trim. a little fluff. when you fluff curly hair do it from underneath or you create lots of frizz. >> all right. well, there are a lot more pointers in the book, i should mention. it's called "the curly girl." lorraine and ladies, thank you very much for being here. appreciate it. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> up next, a new twist on a family favorite, mac & cheese with mushrooms. first, this is "today" on nbc.
it right. to make this classic american dish macaroni and cheese you're going french on us and making a mushroom veloute. >> you say it pretty good. we'll take it to the next level and add wild mushrooms to it. finish with fine herbs we'll describe later. >> you have the hen of the woods. >> we have hen of the woods here, shitake, oyster and button mushrooms. they have different textures. i'll explain later. you want to start with the button and the myataki mushrooms. they take longer. >> you want to chop them up? >> chop them a little bit smaller to get more flavor out of the cream. >> how do you make the cream? >> heavy cream chopped mushrooms and pour the heavy cream with the mushrooms. >> to make it low fat you can use a nonheavy cream? >> you can use a low fat -- even milk would work. >> wouldn't taste as good.
>> but good enough. let it cook out for about ten minutes to get the flavor out of the heavy cream. now you have this. you have a mushroom flavor, heavy cream which is called the veloute. we'll turn it into a bechamel. >> mm-hmm. >> so we have butter that we are going to brown into a brown butter to give nuttiness to the dish. >> right. >> we're going to pour the flour in. >> and i get to pour this in? can i help? >> of course. >> little by little? >> you get to pour the mushrooms. >> and the rest of this -- stop me because i -- i will stop you because we have only a minute left. it ends up like this. >> we have the bechamel now. we have the mushrooms we chopped bigger. >> and then you will pour in the cream. >> pour that cream first. >> then when you want to build the dish you put the macaroni -- >> like this. >> oh, now we're talking. >> you have the macaroni,
fontina cheese, garlic. >> shallots. >> chives? >> this is a mix of four herbs. we call it fine herbes. >> we're running out of time. i want to show people what it looks like. we're going to dig in. >> this is the final product. >> look how beautiful it is. >> smells great. thanks for putting up with us. >> thank you very much. thanks for putting up with us. >> thank you very much. >> thank you never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles compared to what a cancer patient goes through is a walk in the park. from the moment i registered, people started immediately supporting me and asking me how they could help. you meet the most wonderful, inspiring people. when you accomplish those 60 miles,
temperatures are climbing. 51 in santa cruz. 70 later on today. 50 in oakland. 50 degrees right now in the city by the bay. as we head through this afternoon, high pressure stays in control. that's going to make for cold starts and mild afternoons each and every day throughout this week. no rain in the near forecast. 65 degrees in concord. 67 in san jose. i'm looking for the rain and i can tell you i think we will see some for the first week of february but not until then. let's find out about your traffic now with mike and noah. good morning. >> good morning. slow downs before february, that's for sure. right now looking at getting out of the city, lower deck disabled vehicle. disabled car at the treasure island exit. it's in the slow lane. looks like it's just moved. that slow down will be from treasure island to the toll plaza. the metering lights is still on but no major surprises there. slow northbound at 880. we still have that slowdown for the nimitz. a stunning discovery in san francisco early this morning.
body inside a car that caught on fire overnight. it happened on rose street near laguna street around 3:30. when crews put out the fire they bound found a body inside. they say the person was a passenger in the seat of a two-door gray pontiac. it was so badly burned they are not able to identify it at this time. webster street has now reopened. statewide amber alert for 4-year-old guiliana has been downgraded to a local alert. the search is still focused on the delta mendota canal. saw a silver cargo into the water. the car fits the description of the one drifr ven by the kidnapper was pulled out. but authorities say rodriguez was using a cell phone and atm card before tuesday's kid ki kidnapping but the locket tren anything trail has turned cold since that time. they will begin searching with divers and sonar on tuesday. another local news update in half an hour.
i'm keg stand kathie lee. >> what kathie lee was doing was called a keg stand. >> i didn't know what it was. we had a gorgeous day in los angeles. it was just beautiful! we went over to do leno. we'll show you in a few minutes. that whole thing with the keg stand, though. they said, we want you guys to do a little skit. we said, all right, what is it? at first hoda was going to do the skit. >> i looked at the skit, it said, you go n kathie lee is upside down, legs in the air, and in comes chanting. >> you've been in that position before, if you know what i'm saying. what was the big deal about doing it on leno? >> i don't know. i was just a little intimidated, so they were going to put somebody in who looked sort of like me. >> she didn't look anything like you. she had a bad wig on. i looked at her and said, i know this is your big break on tv, honey, but not today.
>> so kathie lee had her legs in the air -- >> but i didn't know what a keg stand was. that's the point. i had no idea i would be straight up. what you don't know is that i had to do that four times before jay got his part right. >> exactly. we kept walking down the halls. >> these guys who were interns or something, i don't know what they were, their only job was to hold my ankles. that's it. ask they put that thing in your mouth which you're supposed to be guzzling beer. i wasn't guzzling anything. i was upside down like that, and they couldn't even hold me straight. so i'm going to the side, they're pulling me over, and i'm trying to talk. the stuff i do for a laugh. >> cody, we should point out, was there and was not a fan of you being held upside down. >> he said, no, mom, i don't want you doing the keg stand. i said, what is a keg stand? believe me, mom, you don't want
to do it. i said, it's for a joke, cody. it's no big deal. so jay had to go over and say, come on, cody, let your mom do the keg stand. we had dinner with cody and mike afterwards. cody didn't talk to me the rest of the weekend. i left l.a. on the red eye last weekend. >> there is more than just that keg stand that we did on the tonight show. let's watch what j. k. long put together for our little adventure. [ music playing ] >> oh, yeah. you're in hollywood, baby. let's go.
>> where is kathie? apparently she's already drinking the wine. >> wardrobe people in here, please. my son is expected here any minute. what's going to happen when he gets here and you're fondling me and stuff. >> i would think he would be you'd to it by now. i'm following you to wardrobe. i'm taking her to wardrobe. >> right here. >> she's up. >> action. >> kathie lee and hoda showed up. we're going to do the happy hour on the "today" show, but i don't think they're really drinking. nobody can drink that much. >> go, kathie lee! go, kathie lee! go, kathie lee! it's the tonight show with jay leno! >> you are ready, baby. suck it up, push it up, moving
it out there, baby! that's right! >> remember when you were in college? remember the two crazy girls who lived downstairs? here they are, kathie lee and hoda! come on out! [ applause ] >> when is the last time you were held by two men upside down? >> last night. >> last night. >> we got into town a little late but i made up for time. >> i understand why you did that show with no makeup. i give you great credit for that. show a clip. >> yes, let's do that. >> this is a special no makeup zone admission of "today." >> all right, hoda, here it is. this is us. >> oh! >> i'm sorry, i've got to get to
editing fast. >> today on "tonight." >> oh. >> a big thanks to j. k. long who did that for us, but a big thanks to jay and everybody at the "tonight" show. apparently they never allow cameras back stage. this might be the first they let a crew backstage. it was a lot of fun. you are no longer a "tonight" show virgin. >> no, and it's weird because you have to get there at 3:00 and they start taping at 4:00. you don't know what all goes on behind the scenes. we got a little parting gift. he was really sweet. >> we had a great weekend. we went out to dinner that night, beverly hills hotel, the polo lounge. stop it. literally every day it was 75 to 80 without a cloud in the sky. why does anybody live anywhere else? why do we live here? >> we have some beautiful pictures of what it's been like
since we left. each day was about 6 degrees. they were playing ball in incredibly cold temperatures. the girls decided they were going to make snow angels. >> okay. okay. well, that was kind of wimpy. that was wimpy. i'm sorry, i did a keg stand. that's nothing! >> but just so you know, everybody is freezing and one of our facebook friends wrote in and sent us a photo with a sign on it. the sign says, for those praying for snow, please stop. now that you know prayer works, pray for melting. >> my daughter always prays for snow because they want off school. >> the packers and the steelers go to the super bowl.
it was a tough game for the jets. you only felt like if the game went on a little longer, the jets would have won. >> frank says, kathie, it's a stadium, not a theater. and it's called half time, not intermission. >> after all these years, you would think i'd understand. i missed all the games completely. >> that's going to be a good one. >> i can't decide whether to have a party or not. >> yes, you have to. you always do. >> i don't know. i'm old and arthritic and i just don't feel like it anymore. all these people come over and mooch off you. who needs it. >> you have a crazy crowd that shows up at your house. >> i know. half the people i don't know, they sit around and want to say, yeah, i watched the super bowl with frank gifford. the worst part is frank always makes everybody watch me sing the national anthem. i did it in super bowl 2009. i didn't know it was possible for a human to open their mouth that wide.
♪ land of the free anyway. he thinks it's wonderful and i just kind of sit ñrhere, okay, okay. i don't think so. not this year. >> i'm coming over, anyway. >> that's how it happens. we say we're not vhaving one an then peopleñi call us, when do u want us? >> if you're unhappy because it's coldñricky and dreary out, you put this light on and it's supposed to put you in a better mood. look at it. do you feel anything? >> so hoda -- not yet. hoda and i went to angela's temple while we were in los angeles. angela's temple is a landmark built and open first in january 1923. a woman named amy temple
mcpherson opened it, and the gentleman that you are dating has actually written a screenplay about her, and he didn't think you would even know who she was. and when he told you he had done that, you went -- >> yeah, because you had been working on a broadway show about amy for -- >> 12 years! yes, 12 years. >> it's a very -- it's a really incredible place. if you ever get a chance to go out to that sfpot -- i went for the first time and you see this woman who history forgot, who was this incredibleie evangelist who really just captured an entire nation and then some. >> she's the most famous woman you've never heard of. >> what's the song? ♪ who raved for hollywood? da da da da da da da da hollywood ♪ >> it was a lot of fun. it was so nice to meet jay.
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from oprah's big announcement to mtv's racy paul. >> hello, ladies. >> hello. >> naughty nice. oprah winfrey has a half sister and she found out about it last thanksgiving and has been keeping it a big secret. they met each other and they spoke and today she's coming on the show. >> the sister. >> fascinating this is what is so interesting. 100 people in that audience and not a single person did not say anything. the show was not live, it was taped last thursday. i called everybody and everybody
in that audience, nobody, the loyalty is oprah is staggering. she looks like she's a little younger than oprah and it was a big revelation. she didn't even know either. >> i thought the big controversy was whether vernon was her real father. >> that's what was in that book. we asked vernon over the weekend what the big revelation was. we thought it would be him. he said he didn't have a clue. >> is vernon the father of this child? >> no, same mommy, different father. half sister. >> here's the big controversy. i've seen all the commercials for the mtv show called "skins" and there are kids between the ages of 15 and 19 acting in this and they're doing all sorts of druggy, sexy things. >> that is supposed to be illegal. they could get in trouble. the show is so racy and so scandalist that people are actually saying it could be child pornography. >> if they have them engaged in
sexual acts or simulating it. you have to be 18 years old to do that. >> in episode 3 they have a 15-year-old boy running down the street naked showing his bare butt and there is talks that they will have to reedit this. >> the show has gone too far. too far. >> the other thing is, too, i was reading somewhere where even the stuff that didn't wind up on the show but was edited out could be used against mtv -- >> as long as you tape is, you're in trouble. it is based on a british show even more racy. they have toned it down, although the rules here are much stricter. i think what's going to hurt them, though, is when advertisers start pulling out. >> a bunch are. >> a bunch are. >> good for them. the sexualization of our children has got to stop. >> you know what shocked me? i spoke to a cast member on wednesday and she said, oh, these are what kids are doing. >> not all kids and they portray it that all kids are and that's
just not true. >> right. >> here's some sad news for the women of the united states of america, george clooney says he will not get married again, period. he's done. >> his girlfriend, a beautiful italian girl he has been dating now for a couple years she had no idea this was the case until he announced it on cnn. so she was watching george on cnn and now she realizes she is never going to be mrs. george clooney. >> i went walking and running saturday morning with george's first cousin and she was saying that he doesn't really have malaria. it's just been -- he got a little sick, but it's not. >> if you can look that good with malaria, bring it on. did you know george had been married before? >> yes. >> but he it was a miserable marriage and that's why. >> that doesn't mean every marriage he will get into will be miserable, eventually it will. >> now what about sandra
bullock's ex-husband. >> this is a sad story. >> go get engaged and be quiet about it. >> the happiest year and it's such a slap in the face to her. this is where it gets really sad. he has a little daughter 6 and sandra fought him to get custody because the mother wasn't fit in many people's eyes and now sandra is the mommy to this little girl. >> legally. >> not legally, which means she has no rights. so, if he remarries, now she's going to lose the little girl. >> who is the girl? >> the tattoo artist. >> there she is. that's sweet. rob, thank you. thanks very much. >> we want everyone to be happy. thanks, rob. we'll be back to reveal our fan of the week, and it could be you. rob. we're going to be back to reveal our fan of the weekend and it could be you!
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>> i understand you're big fans of the show, right? >> what is your favorite part? >> i love when you rap and i love the wine. >> see, what's not to love about the fourth hour, right? >> exactly. >> thanks for coming. thank you so much. it's time now when we pick our special fan of the week. >> our biggest fan of the week, please, drum roll and now for the announcement. viviano, jessica viviano. she watches on wrex. she is a full-time student and a stay-at-home mom. not only is she a huge fan, but so are her three daughters. they record the show every day. they have apple juice with little wine glasses. the favorite part of the show is today's talk. they love watching you talk about your daily lives. hoda is a huge inspiration to her and reminds her to stay positive no matter what life throws at you. she watches you guys because you
have the ability to make her laugh no matter how her day is going. >> well, jessica, we love you for that. >> those little girls. >> why are they drinking? >> it's apple juice. >> little kids do keg stands. it's over, we're stopping. if you think you qualify for fan of the week, go to our website. all right, still to come, what your daughter is learning from playing princess and is it good for her? plus, the hg diet and the controversy surrounding it. "law & order" actress stops. all this after your local news. . and if you wake up often in the middle of the night... rest is here, on the wings of lunesta. lunesta helps you fall asleep and stay asleep, so you can wake up feeling rested.
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police chief turned district attorney is drafting a plan to help san francisco swamped criminal justice system. he is looking to move thousands of cases into volunteer run community courts. it would be decided on innocence or guilt and doled out nonjail sentences for crimes such as prostitution, shoplifting and minor drug violations. it would also assign violators to social services to help them change their behavior. san francisco already has several alternative courts whole substance abuse and mental illness. people all over the bay area will march today to protest the supreme court's decision 38 years ago to legalize abortion. a number of pro life events are expected to take place around the bay today including this one the los altos. the walk will be held at 1:0. it will start at st. nicholas
church and finish off at city hall. there will be a mass to be held afterwards. thank you for joining us this morning. we'll see you bright and early tomorrow morning starting at 5:00 a.m. today's moms are brought to you by walmart. save money. live better with walmart. we're back on this monday with today's moms talking about the princess phenomena and what it teaches our young daughters. >> she explores this topic in her new book. it is called "cinderella ate my daughter." cindy kaiser is the author of "how to be a grown-up." this is interesting. peggy, i suppose when you were a little girl and dressed up and did all those things. what makes it different now than
when we were growing up? >> what's different now is there is an unprecedented amount of marketing and focus and emphasis on little girls, really little girls, and encouraging them to embrace beauty and play sexiness as what they do. and that really wasn't the case when you and i were little. when we were little, maybe we got our first bonne bell lip smackers when we were 12, maybe? and now they have the full array when they're four. i don't know, maybe that's okay. >> just playing devil's advocate here, when i was little, i would walk around in my mom's high heels and put pretty things around me. that's all natural and normal, right? >> it's also the kids' friends, but the parents have the credit cards. i would say with all this infiltration of sexism and stuff, we have to be more powerful parents. we have to be on our game and
some parents just aren't. >> it's not so much the dressing up, it's the whole thing about your guy is going to come up and save you, like prince charming. i think kids grow up believing that and then realize that's just not the case. >> i have adult women clients who are waiting to be rescued. >> and there is sort of the entitlement factor. my daughter is seven now, and she got for her birthday this year, she got a make your own messenger bag kit. >> a what kit? >> a make your own messenger bag, a purse thing with iron-on transfers like hearts and flowers and things, and then there were ones that said brat, spoiled, and pampered princess. >> like those are good things. >> to her credit, she looked in and said, mom, why would anybody want to put those on their purse? i'm like, well, you know, unless you're raising paris hilton -- >> explain the sexualization part. my niece dresses up in costumes.
so what? how do you draw the parallel? >> i think it's the connecting the dots thing. there is this flume ride that little girls get on when they're very little that starts with pink and pretty and then turns into this one thing. one of the places you can really see it is the flesh and blood princesses like miley and those girls, and they start out with the purity rings, the chastity and saying things like i'm way young and i like it that way, i pick clothes that mom approves of, and wham, three months later -- >> they're on the stripper pole. >> clothes are way more revealing. what they allow in school is way more revealing. but again, it comes down to the parents. if you're a good role model. if you're teaching kroyour kidse right values, that's how they're going to be raised. they're not going to fall for it if they're in tyou're in the pr
involved. >> there are things you don't have to say yes to. you have to find things that allow her to celebrate girlhood and being a girl, which she really wants to do and needs to do, and that you like -- >> how do you know if it's too much, though? when is it too much? >> when she's watching "skins." >> you guys have heard me say this before. we're raising adults, we're not raising children. everything is about moderation. yes to princesses, yes to hannah montana, just not only that. they have to have athletic supplies. they have to have books to read, cook, arts and crafts, all those things have been to be involved as well. >> nancy drew who did stuff. i loved nancy drew. >> so keep it balanced. great. thank you! 500 andie day and injections. we're not talking about the things you do on your face. would you do it to lose weight? >> we're going to talk about a diet that's making a big, big
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center. >> let's talk about what the diet is. you only get 500 calories a day. >> it's a severe caloric restriction. at the same time you have to take these hcg drops. you either can inject the hormones or -- >> in your stomach? >> where do you inject them? >> into muscle. it can be various places. shoulder is a possibility. >> they also make a homeopathic ver version that you can put underneath your tongue. it's supposed to suppress your appetite so you're able to stick to the 50 on calories a day. but i diligently reviewed the literature on this and i can find virtually no evidence that the hormone does anything. >> you're starving all the time. that doesn't make sense to me. you take a hormone that says, i
think i'll eat for two now. >> the interesting thing is where the idea came from in the first place, and it may be that during pregnancy, the whole cascade of hormones does help burn some of mom's fat reserve to make fuel for the growing baby if need be. i can't think of any other explanation for this. >> but that's god's way of doing that, which is nature. here's what doesn't make sense to me. this hormone is not a natural one, this is a synthetic hormone, right? >> you can derive this from animal sources or it can be synthesized. either way, it is essentially the same hormone that is produced during pregnancy, but there is no evidence that i can find, in fact, there are a number of negative trials. >> let's just say with the people who like the diet, okay, these are companies who endorse this diet. this is what they say. we highly recommend that a person be monitored by a doctor when doing the hcg diet. we suggest people refrain from any very low calorie diet program that does not offer medical supervision.
even the original protocol written by dr. sirksmeon recommended, we believe people can lose weight and keep it off. >> in all fairness, i do want to say that if you're following a diet that's only 500 calories a day, you are going to lose weight, and you're going to lose weight fast -- >> but is it going to be healthy? >> not if you're feeling la that are j-- lethargic and irritable and cranky. you'll end up binge eating. >> in the 1970s, there was something called the very low calorie diet. they were liquid diets. they were around 50 0 calories and they were monitored. the reason they went away is because people died. unless you get the amino asseci
very carefully leached out, i'm concerned this diet could kill you. >> some people, who knows what will happen if they don't do something. >> you can try it one or two days and then transition into regular eating. 50 on calories, this is breakfast. a cup of coffee. then for lunch you have 3.5 ounces of a plain protein. we're showing boiled chicken, no salad dressing, no oil. two cups of a starchy vegetable, one melba toast and a piece of fruit. >> i don't think a rabbit would even want that. >> then we move to dinner and it's a repeat. 3.5 ounces. we have fish, any kind of lean protein, a bunch of asparagus, a non-starchy vegetable, a piece of fruit -- we picked an orange -- and melba toast. >> there is no wine on this plan
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actress mel toomey had already made her mark on the soaps when she was invited to play in "law and order special unit." take a look. >> so why did you call us in for a traffic fatality? >> because i know how to do my job. i was shot in the lung, not the head. she has ligature marks on her wrists and ankles. >> hi, tamara. >> hello. >> such happy fare. >> 11 years is a big thing to
celebrate, but we have something bigger to celebrate. she drove in from pittsburgh, you were at the steelers game -- >> i was at the steelers game. >> you're really a diehard, huh? >> i was born and raised in pittsburgh, so, you know, if you're in steeler kuchcountry, you're a steeler fan. >> did the fans just go crazy? >> it was fascinating. 60,000 people. >> and i'm sure you were among them. >> no, i was in a lovely box with one of our major defensive players, extraordinary players. >> so you know football, huh? >> they're my team. >> congrats on "law and order." i know suv did very well, but i was surprised to hear it was the highest rated of all the law and orders. >> right now there are three but the one in l.a. is kind of not the same, but our show, it's the
writing. it's the writing and it's the cast, the combination of the two. we have some of the best writers and they pull these stories from the headline, and then they put their own special twist on it, and they're always compelling, and i run into people all the time who say, i watched the marathon and i know i've seen the show three times already, but i still watch it. >> in real life you grew up in a funeral parlor. >> i did, i did. >> how convenient. >> it was ironic. both my parents are morticians. my dad still has a funeral home in pittsburgh, so it was very comfortable for me moving from the funeral home to the morgue. >> what's the cameraderie like among you guys on set? >> oh, it's fantastic. i work with some of the best people on the planet. we all love each other, we get along, we support each other off set. each of us have our own charities and we're all supporting each other's charities. it really is a big, happy family. we come, we do the job, we have a good time and then we go home. >> you're one of the broadway
producers of "spring awakening". >> i was. i lucked out first shot on "spring awakening." >> you did. it won a tony. >> it did. >> good luck tomorrow. >> thank you so much. i just want everybody to know i'm the newly appointed national spokesperson for the coalition on child abuse from neglect and deaths from neglect and abuse. and we have a web site and we have a petition going around congress to look at policies and provide more furnding for socia services for families. you can go to youtube and i did my own little flip camera shout-out. >> that's a great cause. >> thank you. >> go steelers. you can catch law and order
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we're getting saucy with every woman's dream. >> that's right, matt is here to show us some perfect recipes from his cookbook "having her over for dinner." very good concept, getting guys in the kitchen. >> it's very sexy. the smell of grease, there's nothing like it. >> it's been a long hour, right? how about a glass of wine? >> he already knows the way to a woman's heart. >> we don't care what you do now. >> we're going to pair it up with a simple appetizer. we have some roasted almonds, some cheese. goat cheese salad is one of my favorite recipes in the book.
we have fresh spinach. we're going to throw in some onion, fresh pecans -- or you may say pecans. >> what's that? >> that's a granny smith apple. keeping it southern, we're moving on to okra. this is my grandmother's recipe, so a little extra virgin olive oil, so kosher salt. >> has it never not worked for you, matt? >> it's a good gig today, hanging out with two beautiful women. i'll take it. >> it's worked for you every time, huh? >> i'm going to put this in the oven at 350 for about 20, 25 minutes. >> i'm going to flip this. >> i have a lot of lonely friends, i'll tell you that. they know who they are. you're not telling us anything, are you? >> i'm keeping it -- you know. i'm working here, man.
>> you're a mystery boy. >> that's just in olive oil? >> right, olive oil. >> grits! >> we're going to finish this off with a little bit of love, some cream. >> what if she's watching her weight, matt? you don't care if she's watching her weight. >> it's okay to indulge. we got salmon, we got a vegetable here. we can go a little over the top. >> did your mom teach you to cook? how did you learn? >> mom did, yeah. mom and grandmother. >> where do they live? >> they live in atlanta. looking good, right? >> that looks real good. >> it kind of gives it the texture of fried okra without all the fat. >> i don't know what okra tastes like. >> how is that? hot? >> i can't chew it. a can't bite it. >> let's take it back. for dessert, right, we always
have to do dessert. we're doing a baked apple, very simple. i'm going to finish it on with whipped cream. >> these recipes are easy. >> very straightforward. >> so no guy has an excuse not to cook because you make it so easy for them. >> i think so. great meals start with great ingredients. >> thank you very much. next time tell us a little more about yourself, okay? >> tomorrow winona judd is going to be with us
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