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good morning. in plain sight. new details emerge about whitey bulger's life on the lamb as authorities release a new mugshot of the notorious mobster. we'll hear from a california neighbor who had no idea she was living next to one of the country's most wanted men. he's one of the most talked about politicians in the country. and he's fresh off a huge win in his state. what can chris christie's victory teach lawmakers in washington? he'll join us live and we'll ask the question, is he or isn't he? louisville hugger, the adorable polar bear found abandoned in alaska gets set to head to her new kentucky home
today, friday, june 24th, 2011. and good morning, welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. >> can you imagine waking up and figuring out the guy living next to you is on the most wanted list? >> she said she had no idea about his violence and infamous past. also, a bombshell at the casey anthony murder trial. her mother testifies she was the one, not casey, she was the one who searched for chloroform on the family computer. but is she just covering up for her daughter? we'll ask cindy anthony's attorney. that's right. and also this morning, who could
forget that red jacket that michael jackson wore on his famous "thriller" video? this morning, it's right here in our studio, and it's going up for auction. it's expected to fetch a scary price for a lot of people. and also showing you other iconic items from the king of pop later on this morning. and they started arriving here yesterday. and this morning, they had packed both sides of our plaza. who are they here for? none other than grammy winner bruno mars, one of the biggest pop acts around these days. he's going to perform around 8:35. >> or my friend kermit next to me. >> let's talk about the top news stories. let's switch gears and go to savannah goourthrie at the news desk. in the news this morning, there's word there may be a link
between osama bin laden and pakistan's government. the "new york times" is reporting the cell phone of the courier that led the u.s. to bin laden's compound contained contacts from a militant group linked to pakistan's intelligence agency. in the meantime, a letter written by bin laden uncovered in last month's raid shows he considered changing al qaeda's name. he thought the group had become known for killing too many muslims and needed a new identity that linked it to a holy war with america. a dangerous waiting game is on in minot, north dakota, where officials say they have done all they can ahead of an expected record-breaking river surge this weekend. nbc's kevin tibbels is there this morning. good morning. >> reporter: not only are they calling this flood historic, some are calling it a prairie tsunami. and the water keeps on rising. the river is on the rise, and predictions for record flooding get higher and higher as overloaded dams are forced to
release more water. crews race against time to reinforce barriers protecting vital infrastructure, like this bridge. if it goes, minot would literally be cut in half. red cross shelters are filling up as more residents flee their homes for safer ground. >> we moved everything up, you know, the best we could. >> more than 4,000 homes and businesses are said to be in the direct path of the flood waters. >> it's pretty devastating to know that my place is going to go under water. >> the suspected crest could reach 8 feet above the record floods of 1881. more than 12,000 tons of dirt have been hauled in to build temporary levees. but whatever devastation the river brings to minot, people here are determined to rebuild and carry on. >> i ask the citizens of minot to stay strong, and we'll get through this. >> reporter: officials here say water levels are six times greater than flood protection
systems here were even designed to hold. savannah? >> kevin tibbles, thank you. two men arrested in an alleged attempt to attack a military recruiting station in seattle were reportedly inspired by the 2009 ft. hood massacre. officials say the fbi nabbed the pair in a sting operation, and they say they were looking to attract as much attention as possible. now to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury this morning. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. well, hopefully the markets out there in stock land. we saw greece cling to an agreement with the imf and eu on extra tax hikes, spending cuts, and a reform plan. it needs to go to a vote next tuesday, but it is necessary to be able to unlock further aid to try and prevent default of greece and the world markets. that's what we're watching today. back over to you. >> thank you. and finally, maybe it's an occupational hazard of being a
baseball mascot, the philly phanatic was hamming it up in the stands of a minor league game when a foul ball konked him right in the throat. he played it off like a pro, faking a dramatic death for fans. the man in the furry green suit for two decades, he w in the su nearly two decades. he was taken to the emergency room, released and said he's doing fine. it is now 7:06. back to ann and matt. you laugh -- >> no, no. >> it was that final keel over. >> i was concerned. >> very cute. let's go outside. huge crowd out there. mr. roker is in the thick of it. >> very few people know that the philly fanatic is related to ann. >> is he related to kermit, too? >> it's all relatable. this is a huge, huge crowd, one of our biggest so far this season for bruno mars. the good news is it looks like the weather is going to hold off for a little bit.
we'll keep our fingers crossed as we see all those folks waiting for the man who is going to be the lazy song, my national anthem actually. let's check your weather. we do have a risk of strong storms. two areas, one in the plains from casper, denver, down to memphis and omaha. as you move east, we've got a risk of strong storms from cape lookout all the way to albany, new york and parts of new england. damaging winds, heavy rain. we have flood advisories in effect for the tri-state area and flash flood watches from the pennsylvania area to connecticut. rainfall amounts anywhere from one to three inches. ground is already saturated. >> finally a friday. got great news in the weather department. temperatures today really comfortable, 79 degrees in the east bay where we had triple digit weather earlier. 68, that's it is for you in oakland. 65 in san francisco. cool in the city this morning.
we had 40s popping up on the map. now that the sun is out our temps are all in the upper 50s across the board. it's going to be a great golf weekend. heading to danville, make those tee times. 79 for today. 81 as we head through saturday. he most wanted men in america managed to elude authorities for 16 years. pete williams has the latest this morning. pete williams, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. during all that time the fbi and federal prosecutors were hunting for whitey bulger checking out tips he had been spotted around the nation, even overseas, it turns out he had been living in the same california apartment nearly the entire time. barbara gluck thought there was something peculiar about the neighbors who lived across the hall in this santa monica apartment building.
an attractive couple, though the man she knew as charles gasko had a fierce temper. >> there were several times where we would start to chat and he would in a very rage-filled voice go "stop talking and come with me." >> reporter: he turned out to be a wanted man, whitey bulger, a boston crime boss on the run. since shortly after he fled to dodge organized crime charges, he's been living in that california apartment building for 15 years, the property managers say, paying cash. late wednesday fbi agents arrested him there along with his long time girlfriend catherine greig after getting a tip in response to a nationally televised fbi plea for information about her. >> the fbi is offering $100,000 for tips leading to catherine greig's whereabouts. >> reporter: the fbi says agents found cash and guns inside the apartment. >> the fbi's evidence response team conducted a thorough search of the residents and found the followen: over $800,000 in cash, more than
30 firearms, including pistols, rifles and shotguns. >> reporter: two decades ago bulger ran the irish mob in south boston. a reporter who grew up there says he was liked by many. >> he had the reputation of a robin hood physician your who protected the neighborhood, kept drugs out of the neighborhood, things like that. >> reporter: in south boston, some were amazed he was arrested. >> if he didn't get caught, it would be more interesting. he would have been a legend. he would have been more of a legend. >> reporter: no such regard in the family of debra davis. he's accused of strangling her in 1981. her brother stephen doesn't consider bulger a legend. >> i'm an eye for an eye type of guy. i would have been more glad if i found him. >> reporter: on thursday bulger and greig appeared in federal court in california to formally hear the charges. >> he was ordered by the court to be transferred to boston to face the two federal indictments waiting for him there. >> reporter: before bulger fled he was an fbi informant helping shut down his rivals, the
italian mafia in north boston. his agent handler has been convicted of turning a blind eye to his crimes. if he starts talking now, he could reimplicate others and open a sad chapter again for law enforcement. ann. >> pete williams this morning. thank you. thank you very much. if you thought the presidential buzz was loud already, just wait. new jersey's republican governor chris christie is celebrating a very big win this morning. he just persuaded the democratic-controlled legislature in his state to pass historic pension and health care reform that he claims will save his state billions of dollars. governor chris christie is with us exclusively. governor, congratulations. >> thank you, matt. >> it's huge. this reform, according to your estimates and other estimates will save your state something like $130 billion over the next 30 years. you said, quote, it's an example of bipartisanship that the president and congress can only aspire to. is this something that could only happen at the state level? >> no, no, it's not.
what you need to do is everybody needs to take risk, bring skin to the game. i have to tell you, i would not have been able to achieve this for new jersey without the senate president steve sweeney and the speaker of the assembly, sheila oliver. everybody came together, put aside party. >> let's look at the bigger picture. you know exactly what's going on in washington right now. specifically what can the president and members of congress learn from what you've just accomplished in new jersey? >> first, the president can show up. i mean, you can't negotiate through a secondary person. with all due respect to the vice president, the president's got to show up. i spent hours and hours and hours, matt, with the senate present and the speaker personally in my office over weeks negotiating this. >> when you say the president has to show up, both sides need to be willing to really grab compromise. eric cantor, the house majority leader, just walked away from the table in the last day because he doesn't want to consider raising taxes. was that the right move? >> listen, if that's what they needed to do to get the
president in the room, then so be it. >> based on your experience, is that what chris christie would have done in a similar situation? >> well, no. i'm the governor i would have try to get dragged into the room. i didn't have to get dragged in the room. i knew it was my responsibility. so still steve sweeney and oliver. we didn't send seconds into the ring. we got into the ring ourselves, battled it out, came to compromise, convinced our colleagues and we did it. >> it comes with a cost. when you look at your situation in new jersey right now, teachers don't like you, the public employees unions, they hate you right now. your approval rating, 47% of the people in new jersey disapprove of the job chris christie is doing in the state. simply go with the territory? >> yes. you earn political capital in order to spend it to achieve big things. what makes what happened in new jersey different than other places is we did it in a bipartisan way. this is not just a republican plan or a democratic plan, it's a bipartisan plan where we compromise to put the people first, matt. the taxpayer is going to be
saved over $130 billion over the next 30 years. we needed to bring equity and shared sacrifice to this. >> this took a long time. this was a year-long process. during that time you became known as a guy who speaks in blunt terms, sometimes to a shocking level. i've always admired that from you. i really have. but i listened to a comment you made recently and even i was surprised. this is an exchange you had with a voter over cuts in education. let me play it, okay? >> you don't send your children to public schools, you send them to private schools. i was wondering why you think it's fair to be cutting school funding to public schools? >> first off, it's none of your business. i don't ask you where you send your kids to school. don't bother me about where i send mine. >> is that a little blunt, even for you? >> no, it's not. her point is completely ridiculous. i shouldn't be able to make decisions about budgetary issues that relate to public schools because my children go to private school? that was the question. it's none of her business where
i send my kids to school. >> i thought it was a fair question, and i'll tell you why. what she was asking was, she clearly sends her kids to public schools. she's saying, governor, i understand you send your kids to private schools, but is it possible, though, then you don't understand how these cuts are going to affect families like hers on a daily basis. why isn't a fair question? >> it's nonsensical. to think as a governor you don't understand every cut you make and the effects it has on people is nonsensical. the fact is, wherever i send my children to school, my wife and i decide we want our children to go to catholic school because it helps reenforce the values we're teaching. it has nuting to do with it. i'm a product of the public schools, went to the public schools in new jersey my entire life. the idea to think that as governor somehow that makes my ability less powerful because my children go to school. you know what my skin in the game is on public schools? i pay $38,000 a year in property taxes. my kids don't go to the school that uses most of that money. that's my responsibility as a
citizen, to help to fund good, free public schools in my state. i'm not complaining about it, i'm not asking her for any money to send my kids to parochial school. so it's none of her business. when it's none of your business, it's none of you business, matt. >> you had lunch recently or a meeting with rudy giuliani. what did you talk about? don't say it's none of your business. >> no, no. you sure? what we talked about was his future, my future. >> did he say are you running because i'm considering it? and if you're running i don't think i can win in this area and i don't want to get involved? >> no, he didn't say exactly that. >> something similar to that? >> listen, we had a conversation about it. again, he asked me about what i was going to do. i told him there's no different answer because i'm here at lunch with you than everything i said publicly. i'm governor, want to be governor, i'm not running for president. >> no, no, no, no. i haven't heard no this often since i asked the homecoming queen to the prom. >> matt, i had the same experience, baby. i feel your pain.
>> so it is no, even though it looks like, you're going to speak in iowa next month before a crucial straw poll. you recently met with campaign donors out there. so is your mouth saying no and your heart still considering yes? >> no, listen, i got invited by the governor to come and speak about education reform which is something i feel passionately about. he's a friend. i'm going to go do it. some folks from iowa want to come to new jersey. anybody that wants to come to new jersey, i'm in. let them come. i care about the future of our country and i want us to have the best possible candidate in our party to run for president. but it's not going to be me. >> thank you for being here. >> good seeing you, matt. >> governor chris christy. by the way, i want to tell you he's going to be david's guest on sunday morning on "meet the press." it's 17 after the hour. here's ann. >> turning to lindsay lohan breathing a sigh of relief because she's not heading back to jail. on thursday a judge ruled even though she tested positive for alcohol, she didn't violate probation in any way. nbc's lee cowen is in los angeles with more.
hey, lee, good morning. >> reporter: this all stems from a party she held at her home. the same home where she's supposed to be under house arrest for the theft of a necklace. the judge wasn't particularly pleased that lohan doesn't seem to be taking incarceration at her house very seriously. but when it comes to drinking, she said legally she can't be punished for that. she arrived in court looking more the professional than party girl, more up tight than easygoing and for good reason. lindsay lohan was about to defend, not only hosting a party at the home where she's supposed to be under house arrest, but why she also tested positive for alcohol. not exactly model behavior, legal analysts say, for someone on probation for dui. >> she's bringing the fun to her. she's having parties, drinking at her house. that's the antithesis of why she's on house arrest. >> reporter: inside, judge stephanie sautner was hardly pleased and spent more than an hour discussing whether the
troubled starlet should go back to jail. in the end, the judge ruled while lohan was guilty of extremely bad judgment, she was technically not in violation of her probation, a fact highlighted by her legal team. >> even if she drank alcohol, she's permitted to drink alcohol in her home. drinking alcohol is legal. >> reporter: in and out of different courtrooms and different rehab programs, there was a time when lohan was ordered to stay completely sober. it turns out that order expired nearly four months ago. >> the reality is, she's done everything right this time. >> reporter: it means if lohan wants to remain on the wagon, she'll have no legal entity looking over her. there's no random drug tests, no alcohol monitoring bracelet, nothing to force her into compliance. and that worries some addiction specialists. >> her drinking may escalate. her use may escalate. her self-destructive behavior will escalate before it gets better. >> for now, lindsay lohan is
very much on her own. once that home detention ends at the end of this month she'll start chipping away at nearly 500 hours of community service she's been sentenced as well. when it comes to those parties, no more of those, at least not big ones. in fact, the judge ordered that lindsay lohan can have no more than one person over at her house at a time. >> lee cowen this morning, thanks. it's 7:20. here is matt. >> thank you very much. michelle obama begins the second leg of her africa trip today. she arrived in botswana where she has a full day of events planned. nbc's kristen welker is traveling with the first lady. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. on thursday i had the chance to sit down and speak with the first lady one on one. we talked about some of the highlights on this trip, including what it was like to meet an icon, south africa's nelson mandela. >> it was surreal. i never imagined in my lifetime
that i would have the opportunity to meet, shake hands with, sit in the home of nelson mandela. >> take me inside that room. what was it like to be there with him? >> i don't know that it means anything different for me as an african-american first lady because nelson mandela means so much to so many people, but i feel blessed. and when i look at his legacy, i feel like i need to work hard to live up to it. >> do you think malia and sasha understood how profound that moment was? >> i think malia more so than sasha, because she's older and is studying history. sasha will understand. >> is this a one-time thing of them being in the spotlight? >> you always have the balance of protecting them, making their lives normal but letting them have opportunities like this. >> in a recent interview with ann curry the president said "i am sure there are days where i say one term is enough."
do you ever feel that way? >> i think we have a lot more work to do. so i'm ready for more. he's ready for more. >> what's your strategy going to be in 2012? >> we don't have a strategy. i want to be helpful. i want to help amplify all the good work that he's done, and i want to keep building on the issues that are important to me as well. >> do you have any hesitation about getting back out there onto the campaign trail? >> i have always enjoyed campaigning because i really like people. because when you are connecting with people, you're reminded what we're doing this for. >> reporter: now, earlier today the first lady visited an hiv/aids clinic in botswana. later she'll meet with the president. she ends the trip on a bit of a
lighter note, she'll take a sa farry with her family. matt. >> kristen welker traveling with the first lady. thank you very much. just ahead, explosive testimony at the casey anthony murder trial as her mother admits she searched for the word chloroform on the family computer. we'll talk to cindy anthony's attorney about that. first, this is "today" on nbc. first, this is "today" on nb
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>> 7:26 now. let's check the forecast for today and this weekend. >> finally a friday and the weather will be nice this weekend. we're in the 50s now, headed toward the 70s, and low 80s. that's it. 83 degrees in fairfield, 79 in santa rosa, big race weekend in sonoma and weather will be perfect. we have a high uv index. 78 degrees today in san jose and 79 in los gatos. as you can see throughout the weekend, stays pretty nice and comfortable. 82 degree, 82 on sunday. then a little shower activity in the north bay. monday, tuesday, a cool start and then sun and clouds wednesday and thursday. let's check the drive with mike. >> unexpected for a friday, we have this slowing for 580 westbound. 27 minutes out of the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. the earlier accident has cleared. slowing through the middle of livermore. sunol is clear down through fremont, milpitas.
101, 680 to the airport, slowing around tully. the bay bridge toll plaza pretty much no backup. the metering lights are on and have been on about an hour. the flow so light we don't have an issue. into the city we have pride week, the parade, closures locally starting this morning and also the giants gape tonight, laura, and critical mass. >> a lot going on. for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have another local update for you in about with a half hour. let's go log on to facebook right now, mike. [ beep ] [ male announcer ] new toothbrush, for that killer smile: $4. ♪ home cooked meal: $28. [ beep ] ♪ first date finest: $33. [ beep ] ♪ having time on your side:
7:30 on this friday morning, june 24, 2011. check it out. our plaza is overflowing, our biggest crowd of the summer so far. they're here for one man, one of music's biggest names, bruno mars. his concert starts one hour from now. already cheering. i'm ann curry alongside matt lauer. it's really nice to have all these people outside. >> a great crowd. coming up, a dramatic new twist at the casey anthony murder trial. >> here is what happened. casey's mother cindy took to the stand once again and told jurors that she used the family
computer to run an internet search for the word "chloroform," testimony that directly contradicts a key prosecution theory. we'll get the latest and talk to cindy anthony's attorney in a few minutes. also michael jackson's "thriller" one of the most popular videos of all time. who can forget the red jacket? take a look. it's here in our studio along with other items of the king of pop's estate. coming up, we'll be talking about how you could own one of those. the latest on the adorable polar bear cub found abandoned in the alaskan wild and nursed back to health. now she's about to get a brand new home thousands of miles away. we'll have her story. let's begin with the explosive testimony from cindy anthony at her daughter's murder trial. nbc's kerry sanders has been following the case. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. prosecutors told the court that casey anthony murdered her daughter with duct tape and chloroform. but now, bombshell testimony by
casey's mother, cindy, is calling that key prosecution evidence in to question. casey anthony showed little emotion as her mother cindy returned to the witness stand. >> good afternoon, mrs. anthony. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: if there was any question about cindy's resolute support of her daughter, she's raced those doubts with her surprising testimony. >> if the computer entries were made, i made them. >> reporter: prosecutors have argued casey used duct tape and chloroform to kill her daughter and presented evidence from the family's confiscated computer to show someone searched the word chloroform. on thursday, cindy told the jury it was her. >> i started looking up chloroform -- i mean chlorophyl and that prompted me to look up chloroform. >> now, i don't understand how you could get those two mixed up. >> not getting them mixed up. if you look into chlorophyl,
there is some bacteria associated with chlorophyl production. >> reporter: cindy is a nurse, but her search for the obscure chemical was because she feared her two dogs were eating bamboo in the yard and could get sick. prosecutors fired back. >> i take it you did not tell them that you made those searches, correct? >> i did tell law enforcement. in fact, i told you during my deposition in 2009 that i mode those searches. >> reporter: casey's reaction, wow. skeptical prosecutors say time sheets show cindy and her husband were at work when the searches were made. now cindy is calling that into question. >> why would your work schedule show you were work? >> could have been an error. >> reporter: you may remember when the prosecution presented its evidence -- >> based on her computer searches -- >> reporter: a computer expert
said he found 84 searches for how to make chloroform. >> did you type those words into the search bar on google? >> i don't recall typing in how to make chloroform. i recall typing in the word chloroform. >> reporter: but now the defense is questioning if the state's computer experts concealed their full examination of that hard drive. >> the reports are different. >> reporter: the defense asked about another examination on the hard drive. >> and how many times does it show that that website was visited? >> one, sir. >> reporter: just once. >> you didn't testify to this jury about that report, did you? >> no, sir. >> reporter: the question now for the jury is do they believe cindy? is her credibility strong and is it stronger in part because of that conflicting evidence presented in those computer searches? ann? >> kerry sanders, thank you so much. we're joined now from orlando by the attorney for casey's parents, cindy and george anthony.
his name is marc lippman. good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> let me ask you this question, without getting into what other news outlets are reporting, can you answer yes or no, do sin dee and george believe their daughter -- still believe their daughter is innocent? >> they don't know whether or not she's innocent based on the crimes that have been charged. certainly they don't believe or condone or support the theory that they've levied against george anthony and the allegations of molestation or him helping move the body or cover up anything casey may have done or may not have done. >> given those points being made by her defense team, how difficult is it for george and cindy to stay in that courtroom, to still support their daughter? >> they want to find out what the truth is, no matter how difficult it gets or how easy it may become. they don't know what happened
and they're hoping to get some closure and at least find the truth of what happened. >> meantime, this testimony that cindy gave yesterday about 82 hits -- 84 hits on the computer, being that she's the one who did that, why should the jury believe that this is not just a mother saying whatever she can to save her daughter's life? >> let me clarify that for you. the 84 hits was in reference to how to make chloroform. my client testified she never researched how to make chloroform. she researched as a derivative of her search for chlorophyl, chloroform came up. when you research chlorophyl and the effects of chlorophyl, chloroform will show as part of a negative use of chlorophyl. but she didn't research the other terms that the prosecution went over with her yesterday. >> that still doesn't answer the question. why should the jury believe her in saying that? why shouldn't they simply think
here is a mother trying to save the life of her daughter? >> my client has only told the truth throughout. this isn't new evidence to either side. certainly it was presented to the prosecution in my client's deposition in 2009. specifically she was asked by ms. burdick when she spelled chlorophyl, she spelled it wrong the first time and then it was corrected and she spelled it right the second time. it's not like the prosecution didn't know about the search and they can't say that's new evidence presented yesterday. certainly it's something that both parties had access to and was used by the defense yesterday. >> mr. lip man, thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> thanks very much. savannah guthrie is joining us in her role as today's legal correspondent. savannah, your sense about the significance of cindy anthony's testimony? >> i think it's hard to overstate how important this testimony is. i think we may look back at the most critical five minutes of the entire defense case. and here is the reason.
if the jurors believe it, if they have a reasonable doubt as to who searched that computer for the word chloroform or how to make chloroform, that strikes at the heart of the prosecution's evidence that this is a premeditated murder. if jurors believe it's a premeditated murder, we're talking about the death pen amendment. if they reject the evidence of premeditation -- this is the primary evidence of premeditation that's now been called into question, you're not looking at a death penalty case most likely. there are other ways they could potentially get to it. i think it's incredibly important. it's a bombshell. we may look back and say that's the five minutes where sin dee anthony affectively saved her daughter's life. >> meantime, listening to marc lippman this morning, you start to imagine what it must be like for this family, for cindy and george to be sitting in that courtroom not sure. they want to believe that their daughter is innocent, but not sure. >> they're not sure.
cindy anthony has already been a witness for the prosecution against her daughter, now a witness for the defense. and then these incredibly painful allegations leveled against the family in the context of this trial. it's hard to imagine. let's not forget the central point, there's a little girl who died. by all accounts, cindy and george anthony loved and doted on that little girl. they've seen some incredibly affecting and hard to look at testimony in the trial. >> do you think cindy anthony's testimony was important enough that it's possible that casey does not have to take the stand? >> it's possible. but here is the thing. the defense still hasn't told its story, still has not put on proof of this accidental drowning. certainly hasn't put on any significant or substantial proof about casey's claims that her father molested her. no matter how you slice it, if they want to tell that story in a compelling way, i continue to believe there's only one person who can tell the story and it's casey anthony.
>> savannah guthrie, thank you so much. for the latest developments in the casey anthony trial, catch a special "dateline" at 9:00, 8:00 central time here on nbc. now a check of the weather from al. thanks so much. look at the huge crowd for bruno mars, from 48th street all the way over to rockefeller plaza, people are lined up waiting, the king of the "lazy" song. there's no lazy folks i missouri. they've got massive flooding of the missouri river, not just in parts of north dakota, but ms. sorry. 600 families have been evacuated. thousands and thousands of acres of farmland have been flooded, and the flooding is going to last right on into the weekend and the beginning of next week. as you look, though, on the other hand, we've got droughto talk about. we've got extreme to severe drought stretching from the southwest, gulf coast, all the way to watoflorida. that drought, of course, causing
big problems. in fact, rainfall amounts anywhere from five to 20 inches below rainfall since the >> we don't have big problems here. in fact, we have a pretty nice day after we lose this low cloud cover. mostly cloudy start over the city of san francisco. our highs today really comfortable inland, 78 degrees, fremont, 79 for concord, 65 in the city with low clouds hanging around. probably until 11:30. 79 degrees that's the forecast high in los gatos. through the weekend, temperatures stay nice and comfortable. a little rain possible on monday. go to weather channel on cable. weather.com online. bruno mars coming up. my people! my people! ann! >> al, thank you so much.
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we thought this was a good opportunity to revisit some advice we got back in march. the insurance institute for business and home safety is talking about how to protect your home in a wildfire. it turns out the type of roof on your house can make all the difference. in texas, new mexico and arizona, this is already among the worst fire seasons on record. already this season, 48 major fires have burned more than 1.4 million acres, nearly a million in arizona alone. >> i hope it stops soon and we get some rain. >> reporter: the scenario is hardly unique to the west. nationwide, one of three homes sits near wild land space. wildfires cause some half billion dollars in property damage and losses each year. at the insurance industry's testing center at south carolina, they're creating their own firestorm. putting a test home right in the path of blowing hot embers because they discovered it's usually the flying embers that
start house fires, not the actual flames from a wildfire. >> those embers land on things around properties that ignite. there's no one there to see it, no one there to help, no one to put it out and the houses burn to the ground. >> reporter: dry vegetation, even brooms, wird easiness s and wood fencing provide kindling. you see how they're about to catch those pine needles on fire. that's what researchers are watching, how quickly would flying embers catch pine needles on fire and bring the whole house down? in this case the fire resistant roof kept the flames from eating all the way lieu the asphalt shingles. but it did light the dry vegetation of the gutters and the fire then spread to the eves. >> what that says is we don't have to have overwhelming force in order to keep this from happening. what we have to do then is to get rid of those ignitable materials. >> reporter: fire experts call it a defensible space. a 100-foot perimeter to keep embers off the home.
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>> good morning to you. 7:56 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning police are search for the gunman who shot and killed someone in oakland. the shooting happened around 9:00 last night on 24th street near add align street. few details so far. police don't have information on a suspect right now. >> this morning the faa and the national transportation board will continue investigating the crash of a plane near palo alto airport. it crashed last night as you see on the map in the palo alto bay lines area. the plane had three men on board. all walked away from the crash. one was taken to the hospital complaining of back pain. the crash nose first then
flipped. fire officials say the plane was intact so the men were able to get out. let's look at the forecast with christina. >> oh, yeah, the weather this weekend will be beautiful. i stepped outside and it's really nice across the board except for the immediate coast and in san francisco. low clouds hanging around probably until 11:30 but later on what a gorgeous day in the city. 65 degrees in san francisco. 76 for redwood city and 79 degrees in los gatos. a cloudy start making way to mostly sunny conditions in san francisco. when you head home from work, in the east bay a comfortable 79 degrees in places like concord. for the weekend we stay mild, 81, that's it for saturday. temperatures come down a little bit below our seasonal average monday and tuesday. let's find out how the highways are with mike inouye. >> really nice right now. i want to point out two things on this map. the bottom the slowing coming northbound on 880.
first the metering lights, out of the mix because they were turned off after the last report. the live look at the toll plaza shows why, it's so light at the bay bridge toll plaza. now t slowing past 880 and the coliseum, things are starting to move over the last half hour, we saw an accident happen there on the northbound side, high street, involving four cars. there was a huge backup. it's starting to move so a burst of traffic all the way to downtown going to present slowing all the way up to the bay bridge on 880. >> thanks for keeping us posted, mike. 7:58. for the latest check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have another local update for you in about a half hour. have a great morning.
we're back now 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 24th day of june, 2011. we've got a couple of sprinkles, foggy skies here in midtown manhattan. you know what? it does not matter. we also have one of the biggest crowds of the year, as al has been saying all morning long, massive crowd stretching about four city blocks here in new york city. they don't seem to care about the weather. >> no, they don't. they are all about the mars. >> exactly right. bruno mars coming up in concert in about 30 minutes. we're looking forward to that.
i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and al roker. we've got great music on the plaza. we have some items that once belonged to a music icon in the studio. >> that's right. we're talking about michael jackson, some items being auctioned off, including something he wore in the video "scream" and also a fedora which we happen to know is something that bruno mars like. >> big fedora day. >> we're all married. on occasion we've had an argument. >> you didn't say it right. on occasion, not fornication. >> for an occasion. >> this has gone downhill quickly. >> why do you argue? do you argue to win or get to the truth? knowing which one to argue for can help your marriage. we will explain a little later on. >> thank you. >> it's hard to argue because my wife is always right. is that the right answer?
>> absolutely. >> i like to argue. i like it when my husband argues back. there you go. anyway, let's get to the news. >> natalie is off today. savannah guthrie is at the news desk with the headlines. good morning everyone. in the news today the weekend flood threat is getting worse in minot, north dakota. water levels in the souris river are expected to top a 130-year-old record. more evacuations are being ordered now on top of the 12,000 people already forced from their homes. farther south in bismarck, north dakota, the missouri river crested several feet above flood stage pushing at least one home off of its foundation. the family living there had already left. the suspect in a long island new york pharmacy massacre pleaded not guilty at his first court appearance thursday. officials said 33-year-old david laffer showed no he morse for allegedly killing four people including a bride to be and a
high school senior during a robbery, police say was for pain killers. his wife faces arraignment today. fugitive boston gangster james "whitey" bulger is being returned to his hometown today to face charges in 19 murders. bulger, one of the fbi's most wanted, was captured wednesday in santa monica, california. he fled boston in 1995 to dodge a murder indictment. the new york state senate is meeting again today on the stalled gay marriage bill. a marathon session ended late last night with majority republicans still decides if they would even bring the bill to a vote. several changes have been proposed on behalf of religious groups who are opposed to same-sex marriage. now for a look at what's trending today. quick roundup of what you're talking about online. oprah winfrey is denying a tabloid report that went viral on twitter and facebook that she had already secured her dream interview, a murder confession from o.j. simpson. he was acquitted of murdering
his ex-wife and her friend ron goldman back in 1995. former playboy model anna nicole smith who died in 2007 is a top search item on yahoo. supreme court ordered her 4-year-old daughter is not entitled to a portion of the estate from smith ice 90-year-old billionaire husband. pop idol justin bieber was reportedly knocked to the ground during a fan surge outside a macy's department store here. afterwards he tweeted simply "new york, wild day." it's 8:05, back to al with a check of the weather. thanks so much. we've got some bieber fans here, all waiting. even some bigger bieber -- we've got bruno mars fans. you've got to let go now though. wow. all right. let's check your weather and see what's happening. milwaukee, wisconsin, the great
station, wtmj, nbc 4, cloudy, cool, 68 degrees. you'll see we've got a risk of strong storms already firing up in the plains. wet weather in the northeast where we've got flood watches in effect, slight risk of strong storms back through the plains. here in the east, sunny and hot through the southwest. beautiful in the pacific northwest with a few afternoon showers, 74, some morning fog in with you lz hawe also have little bit of that morning fog. the sun is coming out and warming is up a little bit. 55 in novato and fog bank over the peninsula. it won't be there all day. clearing as early as 11:30 and then temperatures into the upper 70s, low 80s. 60s in san francisco.
78 in san jose. weekend stays nice, low 80s continue. less than 30 minutes to bruno mars, ann. >> that's right, al. people are very, very excited. coming up, why knowing your fighting style can help improve your marriage and also, as al just mentioned, the moment all these people have been waiting for. bruno mars live in concert. firs theesge in the weather ♪ ♪ there's a change in the sea ♪ so from now on ♪ there'll be a change in me ♪ and my walk will be different ♪ ♪ my talk and my name [ male announcer ] rust-oleum ultra cover 2x gives you twice the coverage, twice as fast as any other brand. ♪ ...changes made for nearly 100 years, we've been giving people the power to change. ♪ ...changes made if you have painful, swollen joints, i've been in your shoes. one day i'm on p of the world... the next i'm saying...
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like it or not, every once in a while you'll have an argument with someone you love. have you ever thought about the reasons you fight in nabs's tamron hall is here with more. >> reporter: a recent column in the "wall street journal" says some people fight to win while others fight just to prove a point. figuring out your fighting style could be the key to a more successful relationship. relationships can be difficult. >> i didn't mean it. >> why did you say it? >> i was being nice. >> sometimes a simple disagreement can turn ugly. >> i just want to smash your face in. >> smash my face. >> but arguing is different for everyone. >> i'm not going to get angry. >> you're not going to get angry? if you're not going to get angry, how are we going to have an argument? >> we're not. >> experts say the way you fight has a lot to do with your personality. >> i like to be right. i like to have the final word. >> i want to figure out whatever it is we're trying to figure out.
>> do you want me to hold mow? >> patrick and samantha wall ravens have been married for years. th they have an occasional disagreement. >> pat will come down after work, put his keys down, put his sunglasses down, put his shoes there, his briefcase there. we have a trail i can follow through the house. >> i get a phone call from samantha saying can you go pick up matthew at basketball practice, bring him home, feed him dinner and i have all these other things going on. and i'm thinking, what are you doing? >> when things get tough, they each have their own way of dealing with it. >> my profession is i'm a research analyst and i think a lot about things. >> i go more on emotion, more spontaneous. >> opposites don't always attract. >> it really bothers me when he won't give in. that's when i start getting emotional. >> when she cries, she wins because then i feel terrible and then i think, oh, wow, you're right. >> katherine rossman can relate.
in her recent column for the "wall street journal," she wrote about arguments with her own husband. they learned it all comes down to how we're wired. >> he pulls out these charts for us to look at to understand the way our brains were different oopsz. it was actually very, very interesting and enlightening. >> he even took a personality test which reveals he argues by using the left side of his brain which is analytical and methodical. katherine fights using the right side, emotional and sensitive. same goes for a lot of couples. patrick and samantha -- >> is that all you're making? >> -- doing their best to be good partners despite their different personalities. >> listen, i'm a thinker and she's a doer. that's the bottom line. >> we're working on it. every day we work on our relationship. we're doing our best. >> patrick and samantha did agree on one thing. when disagreementing come up, communication is key no matter what your fighting style is. she got the last word which is
something she prefers. >> that's what she said. no question. tamron, thank you very much. pepper schwartz is a relationship expert with perfectmatch.com. gary marcus is a professor of psychology at new york universi university. good morning to both of you. good to see you. is it more important to find out why we fight or how we fight? >> i think they're both important. why tells us what the goal is. if your goal is to win, you'll have a different outcome than if the goal is to understand. how is important because you can do a lot of damage if you fight badly. >> and you can learn to change your behavior so you don't run into the same problems over and over again. >> yeah. >> let's talk about the stereotypes, gary. for the most part it's assumed -- this may not be right at all in all households -- but that women are more emotional in arguments, and men can sometimes be distant and dismissive. fair? >> i don't think it's really fair. i think what really matters is there are differences between different people, between different individuals. there are lots of reasoning styles. people can be more analytical or not, for example.
there's no good data to show that's a systematic thing over time. rather, the brain allows us to do these different kinds of things. with training we can become more analytical. the brain evolves so we have both analytical capabilities and not and we have to learn to integrate them. >> one of the things that gets lost in arguments are facts. those are the first things to go because once it's calculates past the original argument, it's no longer about what you started arguing about. >> i think a lot of arguments aren't about what you're arguing about. they're really struggles for dominance or for understanding or emotional connection or fairness. and the issue is just the pretext. it devolves down to the things you haven't handled between each other. >> how would you suggest that couples stay on topic when it comes down to a fair argument? >> i think it's really important to understand how the brain works and why it is that we don't stay on topic which is
that the brain is built so that when we get in an argument, we just use the first piece of information that comes to mind and we often want to show that we're right. we want to feel good about ourselves. we need to compensate for that. we have to realize that the most recent thing is not necessarily the most important, so we're mad about this that happened yesterday, but there's a long history of being together that's great and you need to remember that. you need to remember that what you really should be doing in an argument is looking for the truth. to do that you need to understand the other person's perspective. >> if you do want to be more successful in arguments, not talking about winning here, but disarming your partner is often helpful. you just related a story about what's happened in your life? >> yes. we can get into many intense arguments. what he'll do is reach over and take my hand in the middle of the argument so i can either yank it away in which we escalate to a really bad place or i relax into it and we talk to each other and we remember that the point is the problem is the problem, you're not the problem.
i'm not the problem. let's concentrate on the problem because that we could solve. >> gary and pefrpper, thank youo much. you did this without getting into one argument. >> afterwards we'll argue. let's head outside to savannah. >> we're getting set for bruno mars to take the stage at the plaza. first a little trivia to see if these bruno mars fans are devoted. here is our question. which tattoo does bruno mars does not have? is it a gypsy woman, head phones, the name bernadette, anchor or the name pete? we will reveal the answer right after this and hear from bruno in just a few minutes. you realize that depression 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.
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the excitement is building for our bruno mars con zert starting in just a few minutes. first some trivia. before the break we asked which tattoo does bruno mars not have? we're going to test if these are real fans. does he not have a gypsy woman, head phones, the name bernadette, an anchor or the name pete? do you think you know the answer? >> a gypsy woman? >> no. anyone else got a guess? what tattoo does he not have? gypsy, head phones, bernadette, anchor or pete? no. sorry guys. i don't know. the answer is b, headphones. why does he have a tattoo of bernadette and pete? it's his parents' names. awe, sweet. our concert in a few minutes, now we'll head back to ann in the studio. tomorrow marks the 2-year anniversary of michael jackson's
tragic death. this weekend some of the superstar's most iconic items are put on the auction block. we have darian julian here from martin's auction block. two years later, how much has the value of michael jackson's personal items increased? >> tremendous, anywhere from 30% to 50%. the value of his items has continued to go up. >> exactly as time goes by, presumably that will continue to go on. >> just like elvis or marlin monroe or the beatles. >> let's move on to the piece da resistance, the red jacket. how much will it go for. >> we estimate $2 million to $4 million. it's an extremely rare piece. we anticipate it will go over $1 million. >> it's fun to be looking at it and standing right next to. but also to note it's been signed michael jackson inside
and also on the left sleeve. >> yes, here on the sleeve and inside. this jacket was designed by debra landis and given to his long-time designers tompkins and bush. >> looking at the performance shirt that we wore for the 25th anniversary of motown. it's amazing how small he was. >> it's very small. he was 23 years. he premiered the moonwalk on this. we sold the glove that we wore during this performance for $425,000. we already have business well over $30,000. >> really? this is something quite beautiful because it's in his own hand. the lyrics to the song "beat it." but you want to be bad, just beat it, beat it, no one wants to be defeated. >> this piece we estimate $2,000 to $3,000 but sold as much as $75,000. these are not annotated.
michael was very charitable and giving. >> this is something he really did for charity. now it's become auctioned off. let's move on to you, martin, and ask about this hat. there th one he wore in a performance. >> "smooth criminal." he gave it to wade robinson, sort of michael jackson's protege. we told fedoras up to $70,000. >> it's easy to forget how good an artist he was. >> he's an artist in every sense of the word. performer, fashion icon and great artist. fantastic sketches throughout his career. sold them upwards of $60,000 to $70,000. we have a guide price of $6,000. >> this is self portrait? >> yes. >> this wig he wore at a news conference? >> yes, march 5, 2009 in london.
made from real hair. it comes from his stylist who bought it for $3700 in november of 2008. i remember you had your haircut for charity around that time. so there could be a double whammy here. >> you know, i think maybe? it's kind of the same color. there you go. it could be actually my hair. hopefully it goes for a lot of money. >> estimated four to six, but if we prove ann curry, the sky is the limit. >> the final item is this . this remarkable shirt. during the duet with janet. again, it was the most expensive video at the time, $7 million to create it. our guide price is $4,000 to $6,000. great photographs of him wearing it. all these items will go on the auction block in beverly hills.
good friday morning to you. it's 8:26. the proposed high speed rail system got a huge boost from the federal government. they granted the rail $16 million yesterday to install from san jose to avoid the train accidents like the one in 2008 led in 5 people southern california. let's take a quick break. we'll be right back. le
8:28 and temperatures are starting to climb. we have the dense cloud cover situated over the city. 53 degrees. it's going to be a little while before the sin breaks through around 11:30 today. 78 degrees in san jose. beautiful conditions inland. we were in the triple digits a few days ago. 83 in san jose and as we head through saturday and sunday,
staying nice and mild. rain moves in on monday. let's check your drive with mike. >> we are moving over here to the south bay. an easy flow. 87 at the bottom of your screen, we have a closure overnight tonight. saturday night and sunday clearing up on monday during commute time. between 280 and capital express. we've seen that before. smooth up into the city, and a lot of activities, including the giants' game today. >> all right. something to look forward to. for the latest updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook.ot he iupantedan half an hour. [ coach ] in albuquerque, citi pre-approved my mortgage. [ whistle blows ] all right, layups, guys. let's go. in sioux falls, i locked in a rate. coach, you get that house yet? working on it. [ coach ] the appraisal? ...springfield. wherever i was, my citi mortgage consultant had me covered. [ crowd cheering ] and 500 miles from home... [ cheering, cellphone beeps ]
...we finally had a new home. [ male announcer ] from pre-approval to closing, citi is with you every step of the way. what's your story? citi can help you write it. 8:30 on friday morning, june 24th, 2011. oug biggest plaza crowd of the year this morning. a party atmosphere. that's because you're about to be treated with summer concert from one of the hottest pop acts around, talking about bruno mars taking to the stage in just a few moments. matt, this crowd i understand
stretches all the way to the north, up to 56th. amazing how big it is. some of the people that are here were here yesterday. >> he was here in november. >> boy is he a breakout solo artist now. >> by the way, if you're marking your calendar. we have more great music next friday morning. we have pitbull here along with neo and t payne to get you off for your fourth of july weekend. >> oddly enough that's also savannah's nickname, pitbull. >> and i've only been here two weeks. watch that. still ahead, we've got some good news. jenna bush hager is going to introduce us to a remarkable group that does great work building safe places for kids to play. plus the target numbers you
should strive for to keep yourself in good health. let's get a check of the weather, first of all. are we going to have a nice concert without any rain? >> i think we'll get through it. it will be okay. as we move into the weekend here in the east, a few showers. risk of strong storms through the plains tomorrow. sizzling from the gulf coast through the southwest. sunny and mild in the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday! beautiful up and down the eastern seaboard. west coast is good. showers in the plains. good morning to you. a little bit of wind is starting to break apart that cloud deck. you can see the blue. the sun is starting to break through. as we head throughout the afternoon, we'll be able to hit 65 degrees in san francisco. temperatures mostly in the 50s. only 60 degree temperature on the map. 79 in los gatos and then tomorrow, not much of a change. a few more clouds.
a foggy start, staying nice and mild in the low 80s. to get ready for the weekend, check the weather channel 2, three, four times a day or go to weather.com online. now, let's head down to d.c. and say hello to uncle willy. >> i love a birthday party especially when you have people there that are 150 years old. it's unbelievable. they say people will be living that long in the next century. take a look, if you will, please. this is herschel morris, serves as a fire chief, loves to dress up as a clown, have been in the harbor day parade for 60 years. here is richard overton, 105. proudly served in ww ii and enjoys playing dominos and checkers.
long-time friend to everybody that has ever met him. regina, love that name, sweat regina. she's regina mcnamara from spotsylvania, virginia. served many years as a volunteer with meals on wheels, helping other people. that's a wonderful group. they do a great job. and meta dishman of stant stevens church fshlgs virginia, 108. loves to travel and her favorite place to go in all the world is japan. she loves japan. and avic clarke, 111 years old. happy birthday to you, 111. and she loves -- she says this, eat schmucker's jelly every morning for breakfast on toast or an english muffin. harry and christine magney of
we're back at 8:37 with today's good news. for some kids who live in tough areas, the neighborhood playground is either too dangerous or doesn't exist. today contributing correspondent jenna bush hager found a group dedicated to changing all that. good to see you. >> good morning, matt. this is a great organization. kaboom and there's a safe place to play where there was none. i recently caught up with the
force behind this mission. >> just a big kid himself, darrell hammond loves to hear children laughing. and nothing makes him happier than watching the pure joy of kids as they play. >> this is fun! >> play is a child's right. it's fun, but it's also how kids build their brains, their bodies, how they build social skills. >> reporter: hammond didn't always have that kind of joy growing up. >> my father was a cross-country truck driver and he left my mom and all of us kids and became wards of the state. >> reporter: he ended up at mooseheart, a group home for 300 where he could live with his whole family, mother, too, get an education and feel safe. he lived there for 14 years. he recently returned. >> oh, my gosh. >> i do what i do today because of what started here for me as a child. >> reporter: what started as a
drive to show children they can maim amazing things happen has turned into an inspirational movement around the country. pipe by pipe, beam by beam, kaboom. >> what about kaboom? >> it's about an explosion of hope and opportunity and possibility. it's about watching disbelief disappear and the impossible become possible. >> reporter: hammond has built 2,000 playgrounds by bringing together $20 million from donations and community organizations and rounding up one million volunteers. ♪ >> you guys like this bl playground? >> yeah. >> reporter: it's even more special because they get to design it and watch it come to life. >> it does show and demonstrate to kids that adults care about them, the ones that live around them and the ones that they don't know. >> there we go.
>> now, that's how it's done, right? >> reporter: i got a little dirty, but it was worth it. kaboom is having a big impact. more than just giving children a place to play where there was none, it can change a community. philadelphia's walnut hill is struggling. >> we are in an area where drug dealers are. >> open dump. it was terrible. >> when you live in the inner city, it's definitely an everyday fight. >> there are tough places. physical transformation that takes place. but also a human transformation takes place, too. >> this playground has definitely added a lot to this community in a very positive way. neighbors are talking more, getting together more, being more neighborly. >> it makes for the kind of life that we all fight for and that we all want in the community, in any community. >> by taking an interest in these kids today, maybe they'll pay it back, both as a young
child but also certainly as an adult. >> how have you seen it transform here? >> you can really see their hope, their spirit, in seeing that great things can happen in their neighborhood. >> this is the debt i'm repaying to society and plus it's fun. >> reporter: one man, a rough start, now rewarded with laughter, smiles and a feeling he is giving back and helping communities to move forward. >> hammond has written a book called, you guessed it "kaboom." it profiles his life and how he learned the most important thing for him is giving back. >> he's great. by the way, congratulations to those million volunteers that he has rounded up. that's fantastic. >> they do such great work. >> jenna, thanks very much. up next, concert time. bruno mars does his thing in front of our largest crowd of the year. first this is "today" on nbc.
the toyota concert series on "today," brought to you by toyota. wow, what this enormous crowd has been waiting for. one of the hottest tickets in the music business. ladies and gentlemen, bruno mars. ♪ today i don't feel like doing anything ♪ ♪ i just want to lay in my bed ♪ don't feel like picking up my phone so leave a message at the tone ♪ today i swear i'm not doing
anything ♪ ♪ i'm going to kick my feet up and stare at the fan, turn the tv on throw my hand in my pants ♪ ♪ nobody is gonna tell me i can't ♪ ♪ i'll be lounging on the couch just chilly in my nuggie ♪ ♪ yes i said it, i said it. i said it cuz i can ♪ ♪ today i don't feel like doing anything ♪ ♪ i just want to lay in my bed ♪ i don't feel like picking up my phone so leave a message at the tone ♪ ♪ cuz today i swear i'm not doing anything ♪ nothing at all ♪ ♪ nothing at all
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ yes, i said it. i said it. i said it cuz i can ♪ ♪ today i don't feel like doing anything ♪ ♪ i just want to lay in my bed ♪ i don't feel like picking up my phone so leave a message at the tone ♪ ♪ today i swear i'm not doing anything ♪ ♪ i can't gonna comb my hair because i ain't going anywhere ♪ ♪ no, no, no ♪ i'll just strut in my birthday
suit and let everything hang loose ♪ ♪ today i don't feel like doing anything ♪ ♪ i just want to lay in my bed ♪ i don't feel like picking up my phone so leave a message at the tone ♪ ♪ cuz today i swear i'm not doing anything ♪ ♪ nothing at all nothing at all ♪ ♪ nothing at all [ cheers and applause ] bruno mars is just getting started.
platinum. he joins us here on the plaza. bruno mars, good to see you. >> hello, sir. >> can i tell you something? i have never seen this many brazilian models in one place. >> that's what i get. that's what i get. >> you were here in november eight months ago, right? >> yeah. >> the crowd was a little smaller. it's grown substantially. what's the best thing that's happened to you in this year? >> you know what? this right here, being able to come to new york and seeing all this. they're making signs for me right now. look at that. >> the story behind your success is well knn. you wrote a lot of hit songs for other people. do you miss any of the anonymity that came with those days? you've given up a lot. >> i don't have any regrets. i had the opportunity to work with such great artists. i'm just happy i'm here. >> you're thankful for whatever you're getting. >> like flo rida, shawn
kingston, adam levine, cee lo green. >> i got lucky. i had the honor to work with those guys. cee lo green taught me a lot just with that one song. >> now that you're the guy with the grammy, are you going to keep writing for other people? >> absolutely not. i'm done! of course, of course. >> i read a thing in the paper that was nice. john legend had a concert, had an after-party, got up and grabbed the mic and he got up and performed. he got up with you there. >> "just the way you are" was on and he got up and sang. incredible. >> on tour. going to continue throughout the summer? >> make sure to go to brunomars.com in a city near you. >> you're going to sing? >> "run away baby." >> ladies and gentlemen, bruno
good morning to you. we're climbing into the upper 50s, even low 60s popping up. the sun is starting to come out over the east bay and south bay. the sun has been shining for about an hour now. 55 degrees in novato and we're on our way into the upper 70s in santa rosa. 78 in san jose and 80 in gilroy.
and we are and we are back with more of today on a friday morning, the 24th day of june, 2011. a great crowd. they are thrilled because we just had a wonderful concert from bruno mars here on the plaza. the weather held up and the songs were amazing. >> like a '70s soul band. >> what about the band? the band was fantastic. well done. well done. out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry. we've got al roker here as well as tamron hall. a big crowd on the plaza. what's coming up? >> coming up, we'll be talking about the target numbers for your health. >> they deal with cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index. what numbers you need to know to ensure your health. my heart is racing from bruno mars. i know i'm in good health right now. >> i think you have the vapors.
we'll show you with barbara corcoran some amazing home values in the low to mid 100s all across the country. some amazing houses. before we go any further, let's head inside, natalie is off today. savannah guthrie standing by at the news desk. hi, savannah. >> hi, matt, good morning. in the news, word there may be a link between osama bin laden and pakistan's government. "the new york times" reports the cell phone of the courier that led the u.s. to ben laden's compound contained contacts from a militant group linked to pakistan's intelligence agency. meantime, a letter written showed he had considered changing al qaeda's name. he thought the group had become known for killing too many muslims and needed a new identity that linked it to a holy war with america. surprising turns in the casey anthony murder trial. nbc's kerry sanders joins us from orlando live with the latest. kerry, good morning.
>> reporter: good morning, savannah. prosecutors have told the court that casey anthony murdered her daughter with duct tape and chloroform. but now a new bombshell testimony, casey's mother is calling that key prosecution evidence into question. casey anthony showed little emotion as her mother, cindy, returned to the witness stand. >> good afternoon, mrs. anthony. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: if there was any question about her resolute support of her daughter, she erased those doubts with her surprising testimony. >> if those computer entries were made, i made them. >> reporter: prosecutors argued casey used duct tape and chloroform to kill her daughter and they presented evidence from the family's confiscated evidence to show someone searched the word chloroform. on thursday cindy told the jury it was her. >> i started looking up chloroform -- i mean chlorophyl and then that prompted me to look up chloroform. >> now, i don't understand how you could get those two mixed
up. >> not getting them mixed up. if you look into chlorophyl, there's some bacteria associated with chlorophyl production. >> reporter: cindy is a nurse, but her search for the obscure chemicals she testified was because she feared her two dogs were eating bamboo in the yard and could get sick. prosecutor linda drane-burdick fired back. >> i take it you did not tell them that you made those searches, correct? >> i did tell law enforcement. in fact, i told you during my deposition in 2009 that i made those searches. >> casey's reaction, "wow." several prosecutors say time sheets showed both cindy and her husband, george, were at work, when the computer searches were made at home. but now cindy is even calling that into question. >> why would your work schedule show you were working? >> could have been an error if my supervisor filled out my time card. >> reporter: you may remember
when the prosecution presented its evidence -- >> based on her computer searches -- >> reporter: -- a computer expert said he found 84 searches for "how to make chloroform." >> did you type those words into the search bar on google? >> i don't recall typing in "how to make chloroform." i recall typing in the word "chloroform." >> reporter: now the defense is questioning if the state's computer experts concealed their full examination of that hard drive. >> the reports are different. >> reporter: the defense asked about another examination on the hard drive. >> how many times does it show that website was visited? >> one, sir. >> reporter: just once. >> but you didn't testify to this jury about that report, did you? >> no, sir. >> reporter: the question now for the jury is credibility. do they believe cindy? and are they more likely to believe cindy anthony now based on those conflicts on the number of searches on the computer for chloroform. savannah? >> kerry sanders in orlando for
us, thank you. a rescue plan is under way for the lost baby penguin who captured worldwide attention when he turned up on a new zealand beach 2,000 miles from his antarctic home, nicknamed happy feet, the 10-month-old was becoming ill after confusing sand with snow and trying to eat it. so zoo workers put the penguin in an icebox and moved it to a place they can nurse it back to health until a permanent solution is found. talk about a late bloomer. it took gilbert hakim warrick almost 100 years to find the woman of his dreams. he said he never found the right girl until he met virginia hartman at the nursing home. at the age of 99, gilbert got married for the first time. virginia says, quote, we'll have a good time no matter what. it's 9:06, back to matt, tamron and al. >> just in time. the skies have opened up here. >> just a bit. it's okay. we're still talking act bruno mars. >> we loved the concert.
>> one more song from bruno coming up. let's check your weather and show you what's happening. a risk of strong storms from the plains, also working your way to the east. in the east, we'll have strong storms and damaging winds and hail. we could see some heavy rains. we've got watches and flood advisories up in the new york city metro area from northeast pennsylvania to southwestern connecticut. rainfall amounts anywhere from one to three inches of rain before it's over with with all the heavy rain and the ground already soaked. that's why we're looking at the possibility of flooding. good morning to you. a nice mild start. gorgeous conditions already. it's cloudy along the peninsula but by 11:30 the sun should shine through and we'll see a mostly sunny sky take shape. 78 in san jose and 79 in napa. the weekend stays nice. feel free to make the outdoor
plans. possibly a little rain in the mix on monday. i have to keep my cameraman dry because i love him. savannah. today's "daily dose" is brought to you by delicious fiber one chewey bars. cardboard, no. delicious, yes. >> all right. try to get that image out of your head. let's go on. this morning on today's "daily dose" your target numbers for healthy living. from cholesterol to blood sugar, do you know where you should be? dr. nancy snyderman is nbc's chief medical editor. good morning. >> hi, savannah. >> let's start with blood pressure. what's the magic number? for those that aren't clear on it, why is this so important? >> i don't want do have everyone glaze over with too many numbers. these are the kinds of things that are free.
you don't need to have great -- talk about insurance coverage, this is stuff you should know. the classic is 120 over 80. i happen to think that's a little bit of the high normal now. doctors would like to see 120 over 70 or 110 over 70. the top number means the heart is pushing blood through the blood vessels. the lower number is when the blood vessels relax. so those two numbers, basically you want to be at them or lower. anything higher and you're looking at high blood pressure or hypertension. >> an e-mail from kristen in new york who asks, my blood pressure is 91 over 61, at the bottom of the normal scale. i know there are health issues associated with high blood pressure. are there health associated with low blood pressure as well? >> that's me. i'm 90 over 60. a lot of people say they're lower. they go to the doctor and it's higher. that's white coat hypertension. now get nervous about what your numbers are going to be. >> like stage fright? >> right.
if you know it's 90 over 60, the biggest thing is you might feel light hated every once in a while. that's what we call orthostatic hypotension. >> that's what you call it. >> yeah. it means when you move, your blood pressure drops a little bit. interestingly, it's really good for when you get older and your blood pressurizes normally. other than being light headed occasionally and knowing quick movements may cause you to be a little lightheaded, no problem. >> better to be low than high. >> yeah. >> let's move on to cholesterol. we hear all about good cholesterol, bad cholesterol. where should we be and what is this? >> ideally everyone would like to have levels lower than 200. that's a combination of hdl and ldl, the good and bad cholesterol. when it goes higher, this waxy substance we need for our cells working and vitamin d production, all that's good stuff. the problem is when it goes too high and it causes plaque buildup in our arteries. that's what causes strokes and heart disease. if your doctor says your number is 220 or 230, you have to make sure it's broken down into good
and bad cholesterol and something else called triglycerides. >> you get that from your doctor. >> that's right. >> jim from indiana asks, i used to have high total cholesterol, above 230. after my doctor put me on medication, my cholesterol is 110. is it possible to lower your cholesterol too much? jim should get together with our low blood pressure writer. >> i have the same situation. my cholesterol was 230. i went on medications. it dropped into the 150s and i slowly got off of it. diet and exercise can take care of a lot of people like this. talk to your doctor. you might want to get off your medication and slowly monitor and see if you can live without it. >> blood sugar, a lot of people associate that with diabetes. you say everybody needs to know this number. >> just like blood pressure. you need to know this when you're a teenager. woef more and more cases of diabetes. 80 to 120. the only way to get an accurate reading is a morning, fasting blood sugar.
that means you don't eat anything after midnight. you will go in and get your blood measured or pee in a cup and have it dip sticked. e either way. higher sugar might mean diabetes. >> a minute left. two more numbers. healthy weight. body mass index. basically healthy height and weight. >> this is the hardest formula for anyone to remember. look it up online and know you have to be between 21 and 25. if you're over 25 you're overweight, over 30 you're obese. you want to be somewhere between 21 and 25. that's a normal bmi. >> waist circumference. why do we need to know this other than to fit into those jeans? if we know our bmi. >> because you carry toxic fat around your middle. the fat around your middle releases hormones that make your blood pressure go up and put you at risk for all the bad stuff. for women, your waist can't be greater than 35 inches, for men, 40 inches. simple. get a tape measure out.
you have to be below those. there isn't a lot of wiggle room. if you're shaped like an apple and not like a pear, you're at increased risk. >> dr. nancy snyderman, thank you so much. good to see you. still to come, lindsay lohan back in court but not back in jail after failing an alcohol test. we'll have the latest on her legal troubles. up next, fabulous homes and fabulous prices. we'll show you what you can get for your real estate dollars right after these messages. cang for our real estate dollars right after these messages. like tacoma, of ts the best-selling compact pickup in america or the rugged tundra, named a 2011 best overall value of the year by intellichoice.com. and right now, get 0% apr financing on a new 2011 tundra. plus, every new toyota comes with toyotacare, a complimentary maintenance plan with roadside assistance. we have lots to choose from, so hurry in today. carol. fiber makes me sad.
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today barbara corcoran searched out the best deals on the market and has it for us. >> good morning. >> let's get started. >> cheap prices. >> redding, pennsylvania, four-bedroom home priced at $114,900. >> a house within walking distance to the best kindergarten and middle school in the area, built in 1908. there's a great shot. out front there's a friendly porch, a stonewall and a big old tree. the interior is totally hip and modern. when you have a look at this, you realize, am i in the same house? but you are. the living room has wood floors and a room big enough for an up right piano. the light-filled dining room has hardwood floors, a double window and an eat-in kitchen has exposed brick walls, tall wainscotting that have been updated just enough to keep it in line with hat the kitchen is supposed to look like, but modernizes it in the same breath. the attic has a finished bedroom for teenagers. great spot to put the teenagers
up there. out back is a covered patio with a wood deck. >> a terrific house. >> remember, it's 114,000. >> cleveland, ohio. two-bedroom home priced at $155,000. >> this victorian cottage has a brick driveway in one of cleveland's oldest and most diverse neighborhoods. it has the broad front porch and lb brat gingerbread trim. the main living has soaring ceilings and a graceful staircase. it's kind of unusual. that was a picture taken at night. i've never seen that done for showing a house. it's really effective. the formal dining room has vaulted ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling china cupboard that you could probably negotiate to include. the sunny family room, it needs a throw pillow or two. you'll have a peek at it. it's very large and it's an extra space. i'm sorry. i missed that photo. outside in the back yard you'll see a really nice brick driveway. it has a pond, a waterfall and a
two-car garage. there's the dining room. sorry i raced ahead. having that two-car garage in this neck of the woods, no one has them. an extra bonus. beautiful terrace. >> next is a three-bedroom home in mesa, arizona, priced at $160,600. >> mesa is popular. people like it. it's 30 minutes from downtown phoenix and it's a friendly area where everyone knows their neighbors. i think the simple landscaping matches the solid lines of the house. you don't have to do a lot with landscaping. that looks picture perfect. the living room has tile floors, oversized window and warm yellow walls. the family room is oversized and has handsome wood floors. this is a meticulous house. you really don't have to do a thing to it. the kitchen has a big dining area, granite counters and an island, perfect. the fence back yard has a covered patio, a big lawn and a privacy fence.
taxes on this how is $1400 a year. >> that's nothing. >> we go to the east coast, sarasota, florida. another popular city. three-bedroom home at $169,000. >> i think when people hear sarasota they picture a retirement community. what they don't know is sarasota has one of the best rating school systems in florida. it's 20 minutes from the famous beaches of sarasota. the powder blue home has a sturdy block and stucco construction, an older home in perfect condition. i think blue has to be their favorite color. it's on the outside, on the inside, it's in every room. the living room has those cool tile floors that are popular there with the sliding glass doors that lead to the len nye out back. there's also a dining room with blond wood floors, chair rails and crown molding and the big double windows there. the all-white kitchen has a sunny dining area, glass brick above the sink. out back a sparkling pool, that's all i'd need to be happy.
why not pick up a chair and be happy forever. >> our last home, rockford, washington, 187,000, five bedrooms, less than $20,000 a bedroom. >> a good way of looking at it. in this town there are only 482 people. this is a storybook home built in 1895 on the historical registry, a gingerbread house. i love the porch, love the white picket fence. the living room has original wood floors and an ornamental brick fireplace. the dining room has a chandelier original to the house. a peaceful sunroom, a cheerful kitchen with original white cabinets and sunny walls. i think it needs a little more color than all that white. at least there's room for a small table. out nice, a green lawn, lilacs and 100-year-old trees. >> nicely done, barbara. have a great weekend. >> thank you, you, too. still to come, one of the hottest tickets in the business, bruno ma rocking rocking our pl. first, these messages.
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welcome back. a nice day on tap across the bay area. we still have low cloud cover. it's already starting to break apart in san francisco. looking towards highs today in the upper 70s inland. more like the mid-60s in san francisco. oakland, 68 degrees. let's check your drive right now with mike. look at this. speeds in the 50s except coming through oakland past the
coliseum. so light, in fact, that at the bay bridge toll plaza they have turned off the metering lights. a smooth flow of traffic coming off of the maze. a little slowing up the incline getting into the city. the crowds will begin about right here or the golden gate bridge. giants' game, pride weekend starting festivals and march. that will present slowing on sunday because of that parade. laura, back to you. >> thank you very much. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. another local update in half an hour. hope to see you then. have a great morning.
the sounds of pit bull, the miami native burning up the charts. next week he'll be burning up our concert stage with t-pain and neo. two weeks something for the country fans when blake shelton takes to the center stage. the plaza still rocking with bruin nah mars. love him. another of his hit songs a little later in this half hour. >> they put on a show. >> they are really good. >> spectacular.
amazing i think is the word. speaking of partying, actually, what a segue. actress lindsay lohan goes back before a judge after throwing a party in her home and failing an alcohol test while under house arrest. so what happened in court? we'll have the latest. later in "today's kitchen" the sweet taste of the season with great recipes for summer corn. delicious. more butter, please. >> right on. maybe some salt. first lester and amy are here with a preview of what's coming up. >> coming up this weekend, state of emergency, the city of minot, north dakota is facing historic flooding. thousands have evacuated. we'll keep a close eye on it. also casey anthony, the explosive murder trial is drawing to a close. the defense trying to punch holes in the prosecution's case. meantime the drama continues to build on the question of will the accused killer take the stand? >> we'll lighten things up, talking to the ladies of "hot in
cleveland," all sitcom veterans, fun and fabulous, having a blast on and off the set. my face hurt actually from smiling and laughing with them so much. under pressure from most likely to succeed to class clown, the high school polls that are mainstays of year books. are they doing more harm than good? those stories and more coming up this weekend on "today." >> you were most likely to what? >> nothing, the big goose egg. >> look who's laughing now. uh-huh. yeah! >> al, most likely to say what's going only in our neck of the woods? >> they predicted that even then. >> that's where you got that even then. yeah, right. i was in the av squad. king of the nerds, that was me. looking ahead towards saturday, sunny skies out west, sizzling to the gulf coast. risk of strong storms, warm in the mid atlantic states. sunday, sunday! beautiful weather in the northeast. the heat will be back on in the
mid atlantic states, gulf coast into the southwest. a risk looking good for today. temperatures are going to climb into the upper 70s. a little trough of low pressure will keep things nice and cool and moderate over the weekend. only taking temperatures down to 78 degrees as we head through tomorrow and then we'll see the 80s. but today, 80 degrees in gilroy and los gatos. throughout the weekend, temperatures stay nice. giants game tonight at 7:15. coming up next, what a judge said to lindsay lohan that surprised some people, right after this. [ indistinct conversations ] wrap it up, boys. while i'm still young. ♪ two hours till bedtime. let's move it. ooh. you do your own stunts, right?
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a xwraek for lindsay lohan. on thursday the judge decided not to send her back for jail even though she tested positive for alcohol. lee cowen is in los angeles. >> reporter: this stems from a party lindsay lohan had at her house. the judge wasn't too pleased with a party saying it looked like lohan wasn't taking her confinement seriously. when it comes to drinking, she couldn't be punished for that. >> reporter: she arrived looking more like party girl than easygoing. lindsay lohan was about to defend not only hosting a party at the home where she's supposed to be under house arrest, but why she also tested positive for alcohol, not exactly model
behavior, legal analysts say, for someone on probation for dui. >> she's bringing the fun to her. she's having parties, drinking in her house. that's the antithesis of why she's on house arrest. >> reporter: inside, superior court judge stephanie sautner was hardly pleased and spent more than an hour discussing whether the troubled starlett should go back to jail. but she was technically not in violation of her probation, highlighted by her legal team. >> even if she drank alcohol, she's permitted to drink alcohol in her home. drinking alcohol is legal. >> reporter: in and out of different courtroom ts and different rehab programs, there was a time when lohan was ordered to stay completely sober. it turns out that order expired nearly four months ago. >> the reality is she's done everything right this time. >> reporter: it means if lohan was to remain on the wagon, she'll have no legal entity
looking over her. no random drug tests, no alcohol monitoring bracelet, nothing to force her into compliance. that worries some addiction specialists. >> her drinking may escalate, her use may escalate, herself destructive behavior in all likelihood will escalate before it gets better. >> reporter: for now lindsay lohan is very much on her own. once her home detention ends at the end of this month, she'll start chipping away at 500 hours of community service that she's been sentenced to do. as for those parties, no more of those. the judge actually ruled that besides her family, she can't have any more than one friend over at a time. al? >> that's a smart party. lee cowen, thanks so much. coming up next, sweet recipes for summer corn in today's kitchen. then another performance by bruno mars. first, these messages. [ male announcer ] using frontline plus shows your pet you care by unleashing a complete killing force
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to you by ritz, open for fun. this morning in "today's kitchen" corn recipes as easy as one, two, three. pati jinish from "pati's mexican table" is here. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> you have an idea how to spice up corn, not the regular way. >> it's all about real home style mexican food that's accessible and delicious. >> and easy. >> and easy. >> let's start with this corn. we have such bounty of corn, we'll do it three-ways. the first one is crazy corn. crazy corn, this is your street
food mexican style. you're going to grab the corn and brush it with a little butter. >> how do i know when i'm picking out the right corn? >> you know what, you go in a little and it feels fresh. it shouldn't have mold or corn husks have any wrinkles on them. put it on the grill outside or a grill pan and then just rotate as it chars. >> how long? >> like ten minutes. what will happen is that the natural sugar from the corn, it's going to start to come out and carmelize as it chars. >> do you soak the corn before you grill it? >> no, i don't. nothing, straight there. >> perfect. >> then you have choices. you always do. you grab your corn. you can put on corn sticks or use your corn holders, and then you can, if you want, rub some butter, which i do --
>> i want to do that. i love butter. rub some butter. >> if you want, you can rub some mayo which you want to do. >> you know me so well. >> and this cheese here so interesting, is it cohita. >> this is fresh cheese, you can use feta cheese, they're cousin s. then you're going to roll it all over. we want that. >> of course we want it, pati. >> to give it a little spice, what do we do? >> then we'll add ground chilli. you can use any kind of ground chilli, chipotle or a mix, and some salt. >> delicious. >> and a squeeze of lime. >> a little lime. >> and then you have your crazy corn. and then you give it a bite. >> i dropped my lime. i got excited.
okay. mmm! let's stay here. >> okay. you have a salled for us, also including corn. tell me about the salad. >> so people think about avocados from mexico that are creamy -- >> let me get that. >> pati, forgive my friend. >> we can go back, we can go back. we're talking about now corn, quack mo not guacamole. >> it has corn, meaty avocados and quick vinaigrette that has lime juice and apple cider vinegar that i love because it's straightforward, salt, pepper. >> i love how the lime picks up
with the corn and bursts with flavor. >> yes. to top it off, pumpkin seeds, sprinkle that on top, and then i call this a chop-chop salad. >> it looks delicious. >> mix it all in. and this, which is a treat. >> it's a tort. >> it is a blessing between a corn soufflet and cornbread. it's moist enough and firm enough, super versatile. you can eat it on the side of meat or fish. if you have any leftoverless, you can have it the next morning with a cup of coffee. >> you top it with -- >> you top it -- creepy people visiting me. get your napkins around. >> thought you'd never ask. >> then you top it poblano rajas. >> good job. >> then we get to taste. >> and then you get to taste. you can have it with the rajas
coming up with hoda and kathie lee, the results of instant ambush makeovers for two lucky ladies plucked from the plaza. >> this is hot and delicious. plus the hottest toys for kids to keep them entertained this summer. something for every age. >> that's right. of course, we're still so blown away by bruno mars. it was like a '70s soul review. >> as tamron would say "bruno." >> we like to say it like that. let's all say it together. >> bruno! this is from his platinum album, singing "just the way you are." you haven't heard it like this. have a great weekend everybody.
♪ new york city, put your hands up like this. see if you recognize this one. ♪ oh her eyes her eyes make the stars look like they're not shining ♪ ♪ her hair her hair falls perfectly without her trying ♪ ♪ she's so beautiful and i tell her every day ♪ ♪ yeah, i know i know when i compliment her she won't believe me ♪ ♪ and it's so it's so sad to think that she don't see what i see ♪ ♪ but every time she asks me do i look ok i say ♪ ♪ when i see your face there's not a thing that i would change ♪ ♪ 'cause you're amazing
just the way you are ♪ ♪ and when you smile the whole world stops and stares for a while ♪ ♪ 'cause girl you're amazing just the way you are ♪ ♪ her lips her lips i could kiss them all day if she'd let me ♪ ♪ her laugh her laugh she hates but i think it's so sexy ♪ ♪ she's so beautiful and i tell her every day ♪ ♪ oh you know you know you know ♪ ♪ i'd never ask you to change if perfect's what you're searching for ♪ ♪ then just stay the same so don't even bother asking if you look ok you know i'll say ♪
♪ when i see your face there's not a thing that i would change ♪ ♪ 'cause you're amazing just the way you are ♪ ♪ and when you smile the whole world stops and stares for a while ♪ ♪ 'cause girl you're amazing just the way you are the way you are ♪ when i see your face there's not a thing that i would change ♪
♪ 'cause you're amazing just the way you are ♪ ♪ and when you smile the whole world stops and stares for a while ♪ ♪ 'cause girl you're amazing just the way you are yeah ♪ ♪ girl you're amazing just the way you are ♪ >> thank you so much. enjoy the rest of your day. my name is bruno mars! i love you!
clara county would like to see in unified schools. the building that burned down at trace elementary school did not have sprinklers and automatic alarms. the report says if the building had both, the damage could have been reduced. the new building being constructed will have those new sprinklers and alarms. >> i don't think that there should be any question about it whatsoever. it needs to be mandatory and a qualification, you know, standard set that all schools have this. >> san jose unified school district says that they will comment after they've read the whole report. a lot of people are going to have good comments about the weather this weekend. low 60s, perfect outside. 65 in san francisco and in the city we still have overcast conditions. that won't be the case for long. clouds are already starting to break apart even though we have
another hour and a half before the sunshines through. 61 in santa cruz today, that's where the fog will hang around. catch the giants game right here. if you're headed out to the game, grab a jacket. 60s. as we head throughout the weekend, temperatures stay in the low 80s. we'll check your drive with mike. >> all right. we have a slow drive showing up at the bottom of your screen, northbound 880. no specifics. but my guess is it's the sweeper crews going past the coliseum. the volume is light. in the city, an accident southbound at 101. things are slow coming out of the city. and, again, the pride parade this weekend. festival lanes are closed even as we speak. the giants are playing at 7:00. >> sounds great. for the latest traffic and news
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> you did it, everybody! you made it to friday, june 24th, the beginning of wt we hope is going to be a sensational weekend. >> i have a feeling it will be. it's going to be a good weekend. but there some are people who are unhappy on this friday. >> i know. and it's our job at nbc news to let you know who they are. >> the fishermen are very upset. it's because of a new hair trend out there. i think you have probably seen it. kath has one in her hair. they are feathers.
remember, people started putting feathers -- >> i don't know where it went. >> it's still in there. >> oh, i see it. anyway. that's it. >> a few -- it's a pink one, you can find it. >> so people are putting in feathers as decorative ornaments but the people who own the lure shops -- >> fly fishermen are upset because people are buying all of them. >> yes, they are buying them and then people can't go fishing anymore. use a worm. >> one shop owner said he's been out for months. >> you got to make some sacrifices for beauty. >> you think they are cute? >> yes. >> she's channeling. >> michaels, too. michael's craft. >> she said you can get them at michael's craft. >> i said to somebody who shallo re main nameless, jimmy, do i look younger. and he goes, yeah, 52.
you know what? once i thought about it i said i'll take 52. >> all right. here's something kind of cool. michael jackson is making a comeback. he has a song called behind the mask. there's this crazy video called -- >> sounds brilliant when you think about it. >> all around the world, people take chunks of this video. >> 1,600 people from 103 countries, you guys. ♪ ♪.? ♪ when i come to you you're sitting in your room you sit around in the strangest place ♪ ♪ so take off the mask people from all different languages were singing it. >> 103 countries, i think. >> that's pretty cool.
very nice. >> how huge do you have to be that your music is that well known in 103 countries. very few people. i guess madonna could say that. the beatles. >> but he's unique. >> and gaga now probably. >> you give a lot of commencement speeches. >> i've given a couple, but i did start off one by asking people if they -- i couldn't remember who my commencement speaker was to save my life. i was like who was it? was it an astronaut or a dean? i couldn't remember. i think in those moments, i don't pknow. you are so preoccupied with everything that you don't remember. do you remember who spoke at -- >> who said i graduated? >> oh. sorry. >> i had a lot of living to do, baby. i left one semester shy, baby. >> did you? >> yep. i was studying acting and i got an opportunity to act. so -- >> i'm not going to suggest anyone else doing it that direction but everybody has a different path. but i have spoken before. >> and what do you say when you speak at these things? >> don't do it the way i did it.
mine was at marymount university down in washington. and i had just been through working with president clinton on the labor relations and sweat shop. getting all kinds of laws passed and changing the world basically. and so they gave me a ph.d. for that. i said you know what? in most cases i'd say i didn't deserve it. i deserved it. so -- but i remember talking to them about how when life, you know, throws you a curve like that, there's a purpose for even that. >> sure. >> and some good can come from that. >> here's a little -- i always like to look at the recaps of different graduation speeches. let's take a look. >> the jig is up. the clock has run out and the future with a capital "f" now rests with all of you and your goofy hats. >> you'll be astonished by how much of the rest of your life will be consumed by the same junior high, petty jealousies you encountered in adolescence. >> what do i know about harvard?
i know it is the oldest american university. i know it provides the ultimate experience in higher learning. and, according to the movies, i know it is filled with people who get rich by either inventing things or suing the people who claim they stole their invention. >> if you pursue your dreams, you can't quit when you fail. you can't quit when you mess up and you can't quit when life seems to deal you a tough hand. >> every graduate here today has the training and the talent to succeed. but do you have the guts to fail? if you don't fail, you're not even trying. >> every single day i walk into the oval office and for all the days of my life, i will always remember that in no other nation on earth could my story be possible. could your stories be possible. >> we've already thanked the parents today.
but, please, don't forget to thank them again when you move back in with them. >> i didn't realize that president obama was at miami-dade college. that used to be miami-dade junior college. when i first left high school, i went to miami-dade junior college. >> you did? >> i did. good school. >> when i am in a funk, i google graduation speeches because when you think about how much work had to go into these speeches, these are some of the best speech givers ever. and it's what they chose, the lesson to give off to people it really is a pick-me-up. if you are ever in a funk and want to get out of it, doing that or watching them on youtube. >> i can't therm one i gave or got. >> college students apparently drink a lot of beer. >> this is very controversial. if you go to a university, usually you pay a tuition inspect some cases, the school of engineering may be morunfv expensive than the school of journalism -- >> sociology or journalism. >> so this is starting they say
to be to become more of a trend. you may to v to pay more per semester to be in the college of business, for instance. >> and they are saying because to get the quality of professors they have to pay more money for that. i don't know. >> you need good professors for everything, you would think. >> do you think it's a scam? >> i just think it's another thing. colleges are so expensive anyway. my gosh. >> private school, a very fine private school is now over $40,000 a year. and this is for like school. not even -- it's a junior high, i think, and a high school. >> that's unbelievable. it's before college. can you -- and they have no -- they have people begging to get in because everyone feels like if their kids don't get on that path to greater education -- >> right. >> -- they're not going to get in to -- >> but that starts here with preschools in new york. >> in a lot of cities they are pushing to get their kid into the right preschool so they can move on. >> i always tell my kids and
everyone else what my daddy told me. find something you love to do and then figure out a way to get paid for it. >> that's the way. you're going to love this. >> speaking of something you love to do. >> it's called -- i don't really want to say it. >> i'll say it for you. it's called poop freeze because it's your dootie. >> you are walking your dog and it's summer time. you know what happens? it can get nasty when they have to relieve themselves. >> it can start steaming. >> and you can't pick it up because it is nasty. okay. so they've coming up with this stuff called -- freeze. you squirt it. you don't need it? okay. so this is what we've done. >> i could have brought bambino's in this morning. >> touch it and feel it. it's moist and gooey. we've soaked it in water. >> are you sure? >> i don't know. >> we're going to spray it with the poop freeze.
is it frozen? okay. >> you think it was nasty before. >> now how long does it sit. >> pick it up. >> you pick it up. >> i'm not picking it up. >> is it hard? >> no. >> oh, kind of. you got to spray more. it's not that. you have to. it's not freezing. >> we're blowing the neighborhood away. >> my gosh. >> it's not working. >> oh, my gosh it is. it like calcified it. >> just frost and toss. >> and it's cold. >> is it? >> oh, yeah. it works. >> okay. all right. anyway -- >> i'm bringing bambino's in and we're going to try it. >> it's apparently easier to dispense. >> friday funny -- i never get that much laughter, so an
elderly man and a beautiful young woman walked into a jewelry store. the man told the jeweler he wanted a special ring for his girlfriend. the jeweler showed him a $5,000 ring. the man said no. i would like something much more special than that. so the jeweler went to his safe and brought out a beautiful, stunning diamond. he said here's a stunning ring at only $55,000. the young lady's eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with excitement. seeing this the old man said we'll take it. the jeweler asked the man how he would like to pay. the man answered by check. but i know you need to make certain my check isjf good. i'll write it, leave it with you so you can make sure it clears monday morning and then i'll stop on monday morning the jeweler called the old man and said there's insufficient funds in your account. the old man said, yes, i know. but let me tell you about my great weekend.jfñ >> that's a good one. >> you know what it's time for? >> bobby --?;
>> bobbie's buzz. >> how are you? >> i'm doing fantastic. did you know it's9 national smie month? >> no. >> it is national smile month. so i have some ways to make your choppers stand out. this thing that kind of looks like an ipod but it's not, hoda is called glow brilliance that -- and it's part of this light bright trend to help you do an at-home professional teeth whitening. they also have go smile out on the market. >> you stick that -- >> and both of these -- >> the only time i've seen bobbie look unattractive. the only time in all these years. >> both of these are supposed to help you get whiter teeth without the sensitivity and a lot less than going to the tentist for a professional visit. and then this is a new toothbrush made with titanium and some other stuff. you don't need toothpaste. kills bacteria and limits plaque. it's the future. it's brand spanking new out from
asia. and then last but not least, supersmile by dr. smeigel. jennifer lopez swears by his quickie and cameron diaz -- >> michael's quickie. >> it's a teeth whitener on the go and these tongue cleaners and -- >> what's a tongue cleaner. how do we use this? >> bend it back and forth. >> yours is sprayed down with -- >> oh, it has the poop thing on it. oh, that's all right. vial to have a sip of this. >> like a scrape. and in a way, this will take care of bad breath during the day and a lot more. >> ew. that was -- >> that's the drink. >> it is white. >> it's the frosting. maybe it's just plaque. >> okay. we wanted -- you know what? although today is a fun day, it's a sad day because yosef, one of our favorite p.a.s, it's his last day with us. we love you. come back and see us any time.
wish you all success. god bless. he's a sweetheart. coming up next, oliver platt tells us what's ahead with his new show "the big c." still ahead, ambush makeovers amazing results right after this. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] however they come into the world, pampers believes every baby should be swaddled in the comfort and security of our softest diaper ever. ♪ pampers swaddlers. our softest protection for every little miracle.
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second season of the dramady "the big c" premieres this coming monday. oliver platt plays a husband determined to support his wife whose battle with stage 4 melanoma is causing their son to act out in unpleasant ways. take a look. >> he's been aggressively farting. he's been farting pointedly and aggressively. he even fart framed kathy. >> was anybody hurt? >> no. >> deeply offended. >> oliver, we're delighted you're here. >> we sure are. >> thank you for coming back. >> it is my pleasure.
>> you say it's been a great pleasure doing this first season of it. >> well, that scene was not so -- you know, not the scene but the scene we're talking about was disgusting. >> you know what's great? here's the thing. when it comes to -- >> just another day at my house. >> fart framing is a normal thing in the -- >> i've heard about frank. >> no, it's not frank. he's not the perpetrator. >> we're not going to give away who it is. it could be somebody nels the house. >> when you think about cancer you don't think about anything funny but somehowd found a nice way, a tasteful way to involve comedy with something as tragic as melanoma. >> you know, i think the brilliance of the -- sort of the delicate dance, the writing the show does is, you know, the truth about the way that people actually respond to great crisis doesn't actually have as much to do with the sort of mellowdramatic movie of the week thing as it's sort of highly unpredictable. it's ;orabsurd.
it's very human. it's extreme. it's predictable. >> and you were so healing in itself. >> humor is an incredible weapon against situations like this. >> yeah. >> i think it's interesting. you talked about how sort of cancer reminds you that your life has margins and you were saying, we wereht reading in t note why do we wait forwo# something so tragic to realize there's just a fine item out of time. >> and start living it the -- >> that's the great irony. we're all going to die. why do we have to wait until we get a more sort of like immediate, you know, death sentence to live our life more fully. why aren't we loifrg life more fully every day anyway. that to me is the irony. >> do you like you do? >> i try to. the show reminds -- it reminds me to, actually. but it is a very ironic thing, i think. >> and you've been hearing a lot from the people who see the show. and it started to mean a great deal in their lives, right? the people that let you know what matters to them. >> just standing here.
joseph, whose last day it is. >> yosef, yes. >> he came up to me and said i want to thank you for your show because yosef's mother suffers from cancer. he said i watch your show and it's incredibly healing to me. but i said to him, tell me. if your mother had passed away, would it -- would it be as healing and he said it would actually probably mean more. >> wow. >> and that meant a great deal to me. and this kind of thing happens a lot which i think speaks to the value of the show. >> it's always in the writing, isn't it? you have great writers over there. and laura is the executive producer. >> and astonishingly effective, a real executive producer who gets up a lot earlier than she needs to and who, you know, works very, very -- goes to all sorts of meetings. incredibly effective in the casting. >> and also unbelievably gifted actress. >> yes. >> you are no slouch yourself,
oliver. great to see you, darling. >> season two of "the big c" premieres monday night on showtime. catch up on the series with "the big c" the complete first season now out on blu-ray and dvd. sarah standing by with questions. >> nice moves. >> just wait until you hear our answers. we don't know what they're going to be. >> we never have any idea. looking good there, sara girl. [ female announcer ] now, just pop, click, switch your lids whenever you like! choose from over 20+ colors and designs. the new dell inspiron r series laptops with switchable lids, powered by the 2nd generation intel® core™ processor family: not just smart, visibly smart. call or click to get this fully loaded and totally protected inspiron 15r today! ♪ [ intel bong ]
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♪ i'm on the edge of glory ♪ wooengets back with 3, 2, 1 live with sara haynes. okay, sara, we're ready. >> first up, stacey from maine. >> hello. >> hey. >> hi. >> what are your favorite cravings, food cravings or otherwise? >> oh, you know what? i'll tell you what. those black and white cookies in new york. if you are here and have tried them. they are cakey and like a cookie and they are split black and white. you can buy them everywhere. please get them right now. >> this time of year i start
craving maryland blue crabs with the old bay seasoning on them, that sort of thing. or always lamb chops. and for shrimp scampi. go to frankie and johnny's delicious. >> you also love peanut butter cups. laur from texas -- >> who is your first celebrity crush? >> eric estrada. >> i think it had to be paul mccartney for me. >> we're going to -- oops. >> time is out. >> bye, thank you so much. >> still to come, the results of our amazing ambush makeovers. plus, hot summer toys guaranteed to get your kids outside after your local news. dinner with the girls tonight. i really want dessert. i better skip breakfast. yep, this is all i need. [ stomach growls ] [ female announcer ] why skip breakfast when you can start your morning with new special k
welcome back. we'll check the south bay light, southbound off of the 85. two lanes are closed and construction until 2:30, just like yesterday. also a. full closure for both drinkses between 280 and capital expressway overnight tonight, tomorrow, and sunday night. it will be clear by monday. 680 is the alternate. we'll take a live look out of sunol. nice flow through livermore. 580 and continuing over the government interchange. 20 minutes showing up on that commute. slowing through 880 and also at the bay bridge, first we'll take a live look at 880 as the sweepers flow north. heading up into downtown
oakland, toll plaza with an accident on the bridge. back to you. >> thank you very much. have a great weekend. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out the morning news on facebook. i'll see you in a week but everybody else will be here to hold down the fort. have a great week. we're back on this friday. another installment of plaza ambush makeovers. we surprise two very deserving ladies with a brand new look. >> here to show off the newest makeovers, lewis lacari. and bobbie thomas our style editor is filling in for jill. hey, guys. good to see you. how was it? >> oh, great, great. today, walking around, bobbie and i saw two women and just an instant eye lock. and they were both deserving. they both wanted it. so we -- >> he was asleep the whole time. >> bobbie is in love with that little baby we're going to see a
little later. >> first up is terry duddy. her typical beauty routine consists of wetting her hair, scrunching it overnight. she jumped at a chance to get a new style. >> okay, terry. you shop all year long for frankie and danielle. what about yourself? >> never. >> never? >> no. >> are you ready for a little tlc? >> i am. >> are you ready for that makeover? >> i think so. i never take time for myself, so it will be fun. >> oh, we want to see. so terry is joined by her daughters danielle and frankie lynn. and some of the girl scout troupe is here, too. keep your blindfolds on. here is terry before. terry, let's see the new you. come on out. oh, my. wait, wait, wait. are you guys ready? take off your blindfolds. >> speechless is about the only word. >> okay, terry, we're just going
to tell you before you turn, you're going to freak out. you want to put your glasses on so you can see. >> turn around. >> oh, my. >> wow. >> that is amazing. >> that is so dramatic. lewis, the hair. >> thank you. i love it. >> look right here. >> the first lesson here is if you do just -- i mean, i understand crunching your hair because it's quick and easy but guess what? you have to work a little harder. jennifer lawrence gave her this great haircut. soft layers. shows it off. >> okay. i just want to point out, the family is dumbfounded. like drop jaw. what do you guys think. >> she looks great. you look beautiful. >> the color is awesome. >> the highlights were just too white, too frosty. so i just made them more gold to blend with her new caramel hair. >> and beautiful makeup today. >> gorgeous. >> she just did the most beautiful simple makeup. a little bit of makeup, hair color and a great>ok haircut.
>> and that dress. >> she spends 99% of her time on everyone elser and youw3 do deserve to invest little time and blow drying your hair. you have a wedding this weekend and you haven't put a pair of heels on in two years. and i had to get her in heels so you look fantastic. and you can wear that all year. >> go join your family. you can step right over to them. >> the second lady is alyssa dendy, 32 from long island new york. it's always been her dream to receive an ambush makeover. she was thrilled when we approached her. >> why do you think your mom deserves a makeover? >> because she does a lot of things for us and she deserves this. >> and you? >> because she's beautiful and she does everything for us. >> are you ready for your makeover? >> yes, i am. i'm very excited. >> all righty. now she is here with her children. >> wait. let's -- we'll try to kourch their eyes. >> and their friend angelica. one last look.
alyssa before and here's the new alyssa dandy. >> not yet. not yet. don't look yet, kids. all right. kids, you can look now. no, she's over okhere.xd >> that's this woman. >> you want to see yourself. >> turn around sweetheart. >> it's such a change. >> gorgeous. >> oh, my god. >> all right.çó >> wow. >> you see what she did. >>çó that's me? >> alyssa looks like the young woman that she is now. what she did is she put on a hairw3 lightener that made her hair sort of yellow. it's naturally so dark that it turned a bit orange. so what i did is i toned down the ends. made the roots a little bit lighter and this is the latest trend in hair color. darker at the roots, lighter on the ends. this is the edge of the color.
jennifer lawrence gave her this great bob and you are just -- >> as simple as can be. and bobbie, tell us about this outfit. >> she admitted she doesn't wear anything but sneakers, sweats, leggings and sometimes jeans. so we needed to get you in something fashion forward because you are hot. this print is such a fashion forward trend. we mixed the necklace. nude shoes. you are good to go. you look stunning. >> kids, what do you think? >> let's bring terry out. come on ñrover, terry. >> good job. thank you a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work. booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if we can "stitch" together a better deal. that's a hint, antoine. ooh! see what anandra did? booking your flight and hotel at the same time gets you prices hotels and airlines won't let expedia show separately.
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and we're back with summer's hottest toys. when the weather heats up it's time to get the kids off the couch and outside. for "parents" magazine. >> nice. the hot toys are out, huh? >> we tested tons of toys. find the best of the best at "parents." fun and affordable options great for kids of all ages. adults included. they can be used in the backyard. >> how about christopher john. what is he playing with? >> he's got fisher-price's i can play golf. it reallyxl gives toddlers a se of i can do it accomplishment. >> kathie has been playing it. >> can you get it in there? >> two clubs and three balls and this guide ramp makes it easy for him to get a hole in one and
it all stores inside itself so parents love it for portability. >> that's adorable. so cute. >> terrific. >> this is the freeze ball from wild planet. $13 for kids ages 6 and up. and despite the name it is a really high energy game. it combines dodgeball, freeze tag and the silly bands craze. >> kids love those. >> running and jumping and, you know, freezing, thinking fast, to collect these bracelets out in the field. >> this one looks cool. >> this looks so much fun. >> they are bowling. >> they are playing with parents crazy caterpillar bowling set made by manhattan toy. retails for $45. this ist( one where you can get the whole family involved. set up the pint sized pins. >> it's light weight. >> no nobody is going to get hurt. >> turn the back yard into a bowling alley. >> give another go. >> all right. >> and you are a pro, girl. nice job. thanks, guys. >> what's noah up to? >> noah is eating a km snow cone. and fundex games made a lot of
kids and parents excited when they brought back the retro. >> so you just put the ice cube up here. you hold this down. and out comes the ice. you can add fruit juice or the flavor aid package to give it nice flavor and enjoy an icy treat on a hot day. fun to make and eat. >> perfect. >> enjoy, kids. >> hi, honey. >> hey. >> what do we have here? >> we have this made by fat brain toys. >> fat brain toys. what's great is if you soak this in u/0water, all the water slin off. so this is one to keep in the car, bring it to the park, the pool, the beach. kids will have a blast and be cooled off. >> that's $11. >> that's easy. nice and affordable. >> this is the pumpaneater. it's not summer without a water balloon fight. kids don't have to come inside
and use the faucet or garden hose. you use that to fill up the balloons. when you're done, everything goes back in so you are ready the minute a fight breaks out. >> what is this thing? >> this is the y pike. he love this. he always look for toys that grow with kids. and kids as young as 9 can use this as a walker and then you can flip it around and it becomes their little car to ride on. >> what is he playing with? >> spring's ecodump truck. it's sold at amazon.com for $15. and this is good for the kids that like to play in the dirt and the sand. totally eco-friendly, too. >> thank you so much. >> thanks for having me. >> up next, we're going to make some burgers. >> we're going to build a great one after these messages.
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we're back with today's kitchen and getting saucy with mouth-watering updates to your favorite burger recipes. >> here with flavorful toppings that will give your burger a healthy boost is a contributing chef from "prevention" magazine. >> always great to be here. >> a very unique burger as always. >> kicking off this summer, make something changes. lowering our calorie count but adding a lot of flavor. so we're going to start with a great salmon burger. we're going to add -- we have some -- about a pound of salmon diced up and -- >> any special salmon? the wild or it doesn't matter? >> at "prevention" we prefer wild. >> more expensive, but better. >> it's better for you. >> is it more expensive? >> yeah, both are great, but -- >> this is whole wheat bread crumb. about a quarter cup of whole wheat bread crumb. one egg white in here to add a little moisture. garlic. pickled ginger. going to kick it up. a little spice and a little
sweet. we have a little -- >> ginger is supposed to be awesome for digestion. >> it's so good for you. >> and reduced sodium soy. kathie if you wouldn't mind pulsing it. pulse, ól+u1mñ see how it is going to make it nice and ground so we have a patty already. perfect, darling. perfect. >> then what we, do ap little sesame seed right on top. >> why is that? >> it adds great flavor and great texture. here we have it. this one is already q/zfinished. four minutes about on each side. so it's great. now we're going to add just some more -- >> basil? >> this is spinach. baby spinach. >> and a little more pickled ginger just to give it -- >> so you aren't put anything cheese, no mayo, nothing. >> it doesn't need it. all that flavor is in the burger already. about 420 calories. it's a whole wheat bun. >> counting the bun? >> counting the bun and everything. >> if you lose the bun you can
put it on greens. >> speaking about losing the bun, this is it. a bison burger.w buffalo. so lean in fat. good with cholesterol. what we're going to do to amp this sup we're adding pepper jelly. a little chili. it just gives it such great flavor. this is some low -- >> you don't like pepper jelly? >> instead of the bun, we have the tomato. which is beautiful. >> look at that. and then -- i won't put jelly on one, but we can just add a little more jelly. >> if you want to try it, try the salmon burger. >> i'm going to take a little taste of this burger. >> we prefer a grass-fed bison, but -- >> mm. >> oh, my god. >> it's socm good. >> so good. >> it's unusual. you don't expect -- the ginger is great.
>> the little asian kick to it. that really makes it different. >> infusion. >> and it's so good for you. all those omega 3s we need to fight heart disease and keep our skin and our joints. >> love it when you talk dirty. >> such a sweetheart. thanks so much. stick around. we're going to have hot new trends and cool summer cocktails. ♪
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the hot topic is a distilled rice distillate from japan. >> these are all kinds of words he is speaking that i don't know. >> first thing we're going to do -- >> we're going to muddle a little bit. >> kathie, you have lime and blackberry. hoda and i have lime and -- we need to add our simple syrup. about an ounce. you are ready. >> i'm ready to muddle. >> i'll muddle through. >> you've muddled before. >> you have no idea. >> by the way, feel his biceps, kath. >> wow. if only i could muddle some more. >> i don't know why i'm sweating. i already got the job. >> all right. >> but you got to keep it, baby. you got to keep it. >> you go, klg. >> we're going to add our soshu. two ounces goes right in there. you are using the young coconut with the pineapple.
and kathie lee is using lemongrass and ginger. >> no more muddling. stop muddling. ice goes into the mixing tin. all right. we've chilled our glass. >> you know this is not going to be good. >> keep the tin down there. slight angle twist, pop. all right. >> now what? >> we've made our seal. it won't come apart. now a quick shake. all right. >> not near hoda's hair. >> now to break our two fingers on the glass with your left hand. and two fingers on the tin. and there's your sweet spot. see your sweet spot on the tin? you know where your sweet spot is. >> of course she does. >> i have so many. anyway. >> a sweet spot a pop. a pop. can i pop your sweet spot. >> please. >> there it is. >> now did you get yours?
>> you know i can't find mine. >> okay. now what? >> we just -- we dump the entire drink into the glass. >> okay. >> all righty then. >> and there we have it. >> it looks beautiful. that's a beautiful looking drink. >> simple, right? >> how does yours taste, kathie? >> p0y&ly good. jerry would be proud. really good. >> i'm sorry. what's going on down here? >> also at the wswa convention this year, rum was the hot thing. so what we've done is an iced tea for summertime. >> like a long island iced tea? >> i brewed fresh g fresh lemon juice. i've sweetened with t with agave nectar. we've add someday spiced rum. a little bit of -- >> mint? >> quant rcuantro. >> it's really quaffable. @ñ some kind of lessons here today. we like the language you're speaking. >> all right. >> i like that.
>> ooh. >> that's good. >> surprising. >> i like that. >> what do we á=ut on the end? >> i couldn't come on the show without making a drink in your honor. you are a fan of the keys. started off with mango and lime. i added simple syrup to balance that. compari and orange are beautiful together. >> let's take a sip. >> isn't that what we had at the opening of the show? >> we're going to tick telewith a little soda. >> we had this, too. >> i think we had this already, but thank you. >> tony, thank you, hon. >> you are adorable. you got the job. >> before we go, a programming kathie and i are going to take a few days off so nbc can bring you the wimbledon coverage next week. >> but we will see you back here next thursday, everybody. we're going to miss you. have a great weekend. god bless. [ female announcer ] did you know
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