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good morning, breaking overnight. this just one month after being sentenced to life in prison for holding three women captive for a decade. we'll have an exclusive interview with castro's torney. closer to action. lawmakers expected to hold the first vote on authorizing the use of force in syria today as president obama arrives in europe overnight to make his case to leaders. this morning, why donald rumsfeld says the president's plan is a, quote, embarrassment.
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and the fryscaper. a building with a reflection so bright it's burning people and melting cars. what's being done to correct the glaring design flaw today, wednesday, september 4th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist with al roker and natalie morales. matt does have the morning off. let's get to the breaking news. the death of cleveland kidnapper, ariel castro. the investigation underway. >> we want to get right to wkyc, our nbc affiliate there is at the home where his house once stood. chris, good morning to you. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, savannah. more details expected later today. like what did ariel castro use to hang himself last night? but one thing is clear this morning, the man that held those women hostage for a decade or
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more is dead today. ariel castro convicted kidnapper and rapist in the cleveland house of horrors was found dead overnight in an apparent suicide. he managed to hang himself in between guard checks. castro was reportedly removed from suicide watch in early june. he was transported to a nearby hospital last night and pronounced dead later. >> he was to be kept in prison until he died a natural death and the prison administration will be held accountable for his suicide. >> reporter: after keeping his victims in captivity for ten years castro took his own life one month after his sentencing. at the final court appearance he gave a rambling speech denying any wrong doing while pleading guilty to over 900 various
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counts. the judge sentenced him to life in prison plus 1,000 years. >> there's no place in this city, there's no place in this country, there's no place in this world for those that enslave others. >> reporter: his son anthony spoke to savannah on today three days before the formal sentencing hearing. >> prosecutors did consider the death penalty in this case. would you have been okay with that punishment? >> it would have been tough to accept because death penalty cases are -- you end up in court a lot so they come back a lot more often. i think this way is a lot better because, you know, he has put himself away and he will be away for the rest of his life. >> if you had anything to say to him, what would it be? >> i have nothing to say to him. >> reporter: while that life was cut short, by castro himself, it's one of his victims michelle knight that best characterizes
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his ultimate judgment. >> i will overcome all this that happened but you will face hell for eternity. >> reporter: so how is this able to happen, exactly? they issued this statement overnight saying, quote, a thorough review of this incident is underway. more information can be provided once it becomes available pending the status of this investigation. and willie and savannah, we are outside where the home used to stand. it was torn down last month. in this neighborhood this morning, two themes emerging, one, people asking how the system lapsed so badly and others applauding the news. back to you. >> chris ty. thank you so much. extraordinary developments in cleveland. >> aerial castro's attorney is with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> what can you tell us about the circumstances of mr. castro's death this morning? what else do you have?
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>> well, i reached out to the family and clearly they are devastated by the news. they found out about it not through the ohio department of rehabilitations and corrections but through the media and that's also how i found out about it as well as my colleague so it's very disturbing and disappointing that we received the news that way, especially in light of the fact that he has only been there for roughly 30 days. >> mr. castro had been on suicide watch at a separate jail back in june. as far as you know, was there any reason to believe he had psychological problems that would lead this jail or prison to put him on suicide watch there? >> there's no doubt that he had psychological problems and it's obvious because throughout the case -- that's what this case was about. somebody that is deeply disturbed. my colleague and i, when his last couple of days while he was in the cuyahoga county jail, we asked if we could get an
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independent few reforensic evaluation of him prior to his departure to the corrections center in lorraine county and it was refused by the county and then we asked the ohio department of rehabilitations and corrections if we could get to him with our own forensic expert and they refused that as well as down in orient. so i'll be interested to hear what they have to say about how in depth and what the wide scope of the independent evaluation was they may have conducted. >> mr. castro was in protective custody. monitored at least every 30 minutes. do you have any reason to believe this morning that this was anything but a suicide? >> well, if it's anything but a suicide or it is a suicide we're going to get to the bottom of it. there's no way we're going to let this go, especially in light of the fact that it's been 30 days and he's been at orient for only, possibly two weeks. and i know his family visited him a couple of times. so i'm not sure -- i saw the news accounts this morning that
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i know that they said that they do protective custody searches every 30 minutes of the cell but we'll find out exactly what happened. i understand that the public in general is probably going to say well good riddence but this is a human being and there is an obligation and they wouldn't dispute that that they have an obligation to make sure there's not a suicide or anything else. we pray there wasn't anything else. >> we'll learn more when that investigation is completed. thank you. savannah? >> thank you. >> we'll move on to washington where there are new developments on the obama administrations push for military action in syria. the president touched down in sweden overnight on his way to the g-20 summit in russia where syria is expected to take center stage.
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it's a trip that comes amidst a turn warning from vladimir putin. peter has the details from the white house this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this is from an interview with the associated press and vladimir putin warned without authorization from the united nations security counsel the u.s. attack would be a violation of international law. he did leave open a small window saying he wouldn't rule out a supported strike but said there isn't enough proof to allow one to happen right now. the president heads from sweden and his next stop is russia where he travels tomorrow for the g-20 economic summit. the president in sweden reiterated his case for action, and he said the international community cannot be silent. >> we believe very strongly with high confidence that in fact chemical weapons were used and
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mr. assad was the source, and we want to join with the international community in an effective response that detours such use in the future. >> reporter: the president added one other important note. he said it was not he who set the red line in syria, it was the world that set the red line. >> some problems with that video right there. the president said it was the international community's credibility on the line as well as congress's credibility on the line. he reiterated his belief that congress would give confirmation for a strike.
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the senate foreign relations committee has a draft that comes with limits, including a 90-day deadline for any u.s. strikes to take place, as well as a ban on u.s. troops on the ground. tuesday was a good day for the administration. they got support from some key leaders on both sides of the house, speaker john boehner as well as the minority leader, nancy pelosi of san francisco. there are tough questions left there, and many are asking what would happen after a strike takes place? they are wanting to reassure skeptical voters back at home. that's the latest from here, and now back to you. >> thank you. let's turn to donald rumsfeld, and he is the author of a new book.
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>> you said the plans were a shot across the bow and limited strikes would be an embarrassment, and would it be better to do something limited or nothing at all? >> seems to me that's a false choice. either you do something that is worth doing, or you do nothing at all. the danger that is doing something that is not worth anything, seems to me, it makes the united states look like that's what we prefer, and quite the contrary, the president said repeatedly that's not what we prefer, and it seems to me the leadership lacked a vision and essence of leadership is to have a vision and clarity. that's where you develop the kind of support and unity in our country and in our congress and in the world. if there is anything that is clear, it's that they do not have that kind of unity at the present time because of the lack
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of clarity. >> do you think it was a mistake for the president to consult congress? do you think it gave assad a gift of time? >> i think if he gets support of congress it's probably a useful thing, and he did not need to go to congress, and president after president recognize the authorities they have as commander in chief enable them to use force with reason and at some point go to the congress. >> looming over this debate time and time again has been the specter of iraq, and most recently the uk parliament, many cited the failure of intelligence leading up to iraq as a reason to why they won't take any responsibilities, and do you feel responsibility for that? >> the intelligence community
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turned out to be wrong, and you had a brutal dictator in iraq that used chemicals against his own people and neighbors, and president bush went to the congress and got the saw port and went to the u.n. and got the support of the u.n. and fashioned a large coalition. seems to me all the appropriate steps were taken, and the democratic congress voted for a regime change in iraq. >> your book says it's easier to get into something than get out of it, and i know regime change is something to seek in theory, and does that rule apply here? >> it's true it's easier to get into something than to get out. and there are times that leadership requires that you act, and it seems to me in this instance, the instinct i have is to be supportive of the president, and to wish him well
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if he decides to use force. i think that the presentation made by secretary kerry, who i must say has been dealt a very difficult hand, and the persuasion is forceful and persuasive. >> you mentioned iraq now, and natalie looking at a new wave of violence. >> growing concern in iraq after a sear aefz coordinated bombings that left 67 people dead on tuesday, and the attacks were the latest in a month-long surge of bloodshed, and more than 50 people killed as a result of bombings in 11 different neighborhoods in less than two hours. the scale of violence in iraq has risen to levels not seen since 2008. new developments this morning in the controversial rape case in montana.
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the judge who was criticized for his comments about the teen rape victim has order add new sentencing hearing for a former teacher that received just 30 days in prison. state law requires him to serve a minimum of two years in pre prison. the teen committed suicide before the case came to trial. the director of the fbi steps down today. he served his original ten--year-term plus an extra two years, and that was approved by legislators. if you are ready to eat the greek yogurt. some are pulling it off the shelves over quality concerns. the type of mold commonly found
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in dairy may be to blame. customers took to twitter on tuesday describing their go gert as tasting like wine and fizzy and soupy. the containers have expiration dates of september 11th through october 7th. now to wall street, what is moving the markets. we have the latest news on smart phones. >> good morning, natalie. you could be in the market for anti-virus software for your phone. samsung will begin installing it after reports showed those phones are hosting more than 90% of mobile cyberattacks. today we get data showing more americans bought cars in the month of august but what wall street is waiting for is friday when the employment data is released. strong jobs numbers, good for the overall economy but it could mean the federal reserve will start pulling back. stocks will fall as a result,
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natalie. >> thank you so much. it was a full house in more ways than one on tuesday. senator john mccain finding ways to pass the time during the senate forei committee on syria. that is senator mccain on his phone playing poker. mccain didn't deny it. in fact, he came clean posting this to his twitter account. it says, quote, scandal! got playing iphone game at three-plus hour senate hearing, worst of all, i lost. scandal here on the plaza, all of my cohosts caught playing iphone games. >> black jack for me. >> thanks for listening guys. >> blackjack. >> got a double word. >> i'm on a hot streak here. >> did you win? >> we've all done it. >> 21. >> nice. >> well, some winners as far as the weather is concerned, some losers. out west we'll see a real warm
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up. big upper level high dominating but to the east we have cooler than normal conditions that will be streaming into the weekend. in fact, look at these temperatures during the day today. we'll see temperatures in the upper 80s in the midwest. low 80s in the northeast. as we move into the weekend you can see the temperatures start dipping here in the northeast. overnight lows will drop down. in some places upstate new york to below freezing by saturday morning while temperatures will be in the 90s through the central plains and the upper midwest. your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. al forecastg n the next 30 seconds. what if we took all this produce from walmart and secretly served it up at this produce stand in the heart of grape country? it's a fresh-over! come taste some grapes - tell us what you think. these guys have an amazing sweetness. yeah they do. probably the best grapes i've ever had. a thousand thumbs up. walmart works directly with growers to get you the best quality produce they've ever had. all this produce is from walmart. you are lying. nooo! i thought these were like straight from the farm. from, from the farm. i think we should stop at walmart on the way home. find fresh and juicy grapes and all your quality produce
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>> it actually took him all summer to shoot that with all the costume changes. john oliver did a great job, by the way. >> he did. another jersey boy came back yesterday. brian williams. >> brian williams. with knee surgery. we're glad to see them both back. >> summer is officially over. they're back. coming up, the new skyscraper that reflects light with such intensity it actually melts cars. >> and a startling hidden camera rossen reports. we'll show you just how easy it is for your kids to get the dangerous party drug molly. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ngerous party drug molly. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. 7:26. i'm marla tellez. investigators are looking into the cause of a deadly trailer fire in san leandro. the flames broke out 3:30 at the trailer park on grand avenue. neighbors tried to wake up two people inside but it was too late. their identities have not been released. the trailer was destroyed. 49ers linebacker aldon smith and former niner tight end delanie walker both facing a new lawsuit. a man is suing the players, claiming he was shot during a house party at smith's san jose home last year. the suit alleges smith and walker waved handguns around during the party and fired several shots in the air and into the crowd. an attorney for smith says he
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had no comment. walker has not responded to our request. san jose poised to put more police officers on the street.  approved a plan of adding 200 officers to the force. it will restore a 10% pay cut. the new plan will cost the city about $50 million. get ready, temperatures will rise. let's get a look at forecast with rob mayeda. >> by friday and the weekend, a taste of summer-like heat. patches of low clouds and a healthy sea breeze. temperatures may drop down around the inner bay with 60s and 70s from san francisco to oakland, near 80 san jose. about the same for thursday. friday and the weekend, there's summer heat. temperatures in the mid to upper 90s inland. 70s and 80s near the coast. >> looking here toward the east shore freeway. traffic is bogging down now. just like yesterday, out of richmond, berkeley university avenue and continuing toward
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powell, a slow drive as folks funnel toward the berkeley curve. on the maps, slower drive continues past the earlier hit-and-run crash. all activity on the shoulder around ashby. slower drive from 880 to 238 union city. not bad past 92. slower drive for the tri-valley, 680 recovering after earlier stall around sunol. northbound through san jose 101 slow toward capitol expressway. >> thanks so much. we'll be back at 7:56 with our next local up in update. [ mom ] in my family, we're big cereal lovers.
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7:30 on wednesday morning, september 4th, 2013. sunny day in london and that could mean a little trouble for people near the skyscraper you see right there. it's called the walkie talkie and it's reflection can burn people. can even melt cars. >> what? >> coming up, what is being done to prevent that from happening. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie along side willie geist, al roker and natalie morales. jeff rossen will be here in a moment with a hidden camera investigation parents will want to see. >> also, valerie bertinelli gives us a review of the mary
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tyler moore reunion on hot in cleveland. >> who would hang up on oprah? we'll show you. >> but we begin with the rossen reports undercover investigation into the popular party drug known as molly. two people died from overdoses at a music festival over the weekend so that raises questions how are kids getting their hands on it. jeff rossen is here with more on that. good morning to you. >> good morning. this is in the headlines right now. it's the new it drug for college students and even high school kids. as we have seen, it can be deadly. now officials are issuing new warnings about molly, this party drug that's exploding across the country. so we wanted to know how are these kids getting their hands on molly and how easy is it? this morning, we're undercover with hidden cameras rolling. >> reporter: it's broad daylight in new york's bryant park.
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and out in the open, this teenager is trying to sell us molly like it's candy. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: it is the new craze. with it's harmless sounding street name, authorities say molly is now a staple at clubs, parties, and raves. it's considered the pure form of mdma or ecstasy sold in powder form or in capsules, even a pink crystals like this. >> it's gotten very popular. like even a lot of younger kids are doing molly now. so like a lot of people are doing it. like all ages. >> reporter: isabelle is only 18 years old and admits she became addicted to molly. >> i took it for the first time i was like whoa. it was a feeling i never felt before. i wanted to feel that again and again. >> reporter: and it can be
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deadly. in just the past week, olivia and jeffrey russ died at a music festival and this 19-year-old college student died at a boston night club. >> it's a dangerous drug. young kids are being used in many instances with these drugs. it's russian roulette. >> reporter: we went online to see how easy sit to get molly. on craigslist, more than a dozen ads. molly get your tickets now. jolly molly and how blatant is this, looking for molly? we responded and within hours set up a meeting. our producer posing as the potential buyer. >> so it's clean. >> it is. >> yeah. >> reporter: a lot of customers paying good money. dealers selling each hit for about $60.
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>> does it last awhile? how are you supposed to use it? [ inaudible ] >> you sniff it? is it safe? >> you're not going to die. >> reporter: on outrageous promise. you were trying to sell the drug to our producer. >> why sell it now? >> for money. >> for money? >> yeah, are you a student? high school or college? >> high school. >> you're a high school student? why sell this stuff? why do that? >> he didn't have much to say but remember isabelle was in high school when molly nearly ruined her life. now in rehab at visions treatment center in malibu.
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>> my message would be to think about the severe consequences of putting all of these different drugs into their body. >> even we were surprised how easy it was to get. authorities tell nbc news they're seeing a spike in abuse with more and more people rushed to emergency rooms and here's another problem, in many cases kids think they're buying molly but these shady drug dealers are lacing it with other drugs like meth and crystal meth making molly even more dangerous. >> jeff, rossen, thank you very much. >> that's the real problem jeff touched on it, you have no idea what you're getting from one pill to the next. you buy something from somebody you have never seen before, you put it in your body, you don't know what you're getting. >> i have never heard of this until three days ago. jeff, thank you. eye opening. >> let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> we're keeping an eye on what's going on out in the tropics and we have one area that we're watching. a 50% chance of developing over
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the next five days. anybody vacationing in purity rico, 3 to 5 inches of rain. risk of strong storms up through the pacific northwest. gorgeous day. temperatures upper 70s and low 80s and hit or miss showers and thunderstorms in the pacific few patches of low clouds across the bay. strong sea breeze into fairfield. watching winds up to about 21 miles per hour into fairfield. southwest wind into livermore. onshore winds increase into the afternoon. 70s to low 80s for inland valleys. 60s san francisco. 70 for oakland. mild temperatures through tomorrow. high pressure builds in, warm-up in the valleys. highs into the 90s into the weekend.
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streets and it feels like we're standing underneath a magnifying glass. >> reporter: it's being called london's hottest property for all the wrong reasons. >> you can put your handout into the light and it's scorching. >> reporter: so hot tiles are popping, bike seats burning, and carpets smolderring and hair singing. >> we were walking around and my hair is burning. >> reporter: it's because of the latest gleaming ptower. temperatures over 150 degrees. the owner of this car returned to find it warming. >> i says oh, that's unbelievable. how does that happen? >> reporter: it's called sonar convergen convergence. bouncing the suns rays and concentrating the light on to one small stretch of sidewalk. just like supposedly invented 2,000 years ago.
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>> just how hot does it get down here? >> we came along with a frying pan, vegetables, stuck an egg in it and that was my lunch for the day. >> reporter: it was designed by the same architect behind the vdara in las vegas. three years ago, they complained of the same problem. their solution, anti-reflective film with umbrellas and large plants. in london, the owners of the walkie-talkie are putting up temporary screens on the streets. in the meantime, the building is called the fry scraper. that's a new nickname. you know what's interesting about this story? the fact that the sun is london is out long enough to cause a problem. >> it's only occasionally. thank you so much. duncan, thank you so much. >> the death ray over there. >> i know. >> the first tipoff should have been when the vegas hotel the pool started boiling. >> exactly. >> bringing in vegetables. >> sauteing out there. >> think they would have learned
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diving salvage business looking for sunken treasure. >> we found i believe three gold coins. >> reporter: but then came a jaw dropping find, 64 feet of gold chain, 5 gold coins and a gold ring. even porcelain believed to be from the dynasty and it was under their flippers all along. over the labor day weekend they set sail from fort pierce and 150 yards offshore there it was, a haul that maybe worth $300,000 and historians believe much more could be out there. >> you hate to say it's a dream come true, but it's a dream come true. >> reporter: the bounty came from a fleet of spanish shipped ripped apart by a hurricane in 1715 and spilling gold and silver across the floor. >> they littered it all over the place. >> reporter: that hurricane inspired the 2008 movie fools gold. the fortune left behind is why
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this part of florida is called the treasure coast. >> it's about the history. who wore this. the respect for the person in the new world and had this made and it was probably his entire life savings. >> reporter: but to the senior it's worth something ellsworth more than gold. family. >> every summer we come out here and work together and sweat together and do stuff together which isn't something you get a chance to do the way we live much anymore. it's very special. >> the captain and his family will split the loot with the company that owns the salvage rights to these parts of the atlantic as well as the state which could get up to 20% for display in museums. i have been trying to convince them to send one of the chains to willie. i heard that's his style and how he rolls. they said maybe. >> i think it will compliment the collection you already have. >> mr. t is my hero. it works out nicely. >> gabe, thank you so much. >> you have to put the gold down now gabe.
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it is 7:56 now. good morning. i'm marla tellez. sentencing for joseph naso set to begin today. he was found guilty last month killing four women. the murders happened in the '70s and the '90s in northern californ california. family members of one of the victims said they hope he gets death penalty. san mateo county authorities will test eight brand-new tsunami sirens today along the coast. reminder of the 2011 earthquake in japan that sent a tsunami crashing on to the california coast. memories still fresh in people's mine. let's turn things over to rob mayeda in for christina loren. a look at forecast today. >> today a healthy sea breeze, strong winds onshore today and
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probably into tomorrow. going to keep temperatures fairly mild. we're talking 70s to low 80s inland for the next couple of days. 68 san francisco, 75 in oakland, near 80 san jose. notice temperatures jumping up friday into the weekend, high pressure builds in. temperatures on the rise. summer heat back for our inland rally this weekend. >> commute in place for this south bay. look at this, 101, really filled in all of the lanes. very slow at 680 interchange. that's not the worst of it. our drive speeds average throughout the south bay. yellow in red zones. orange from this shot here as far as average speeds go. 280 on the map is in the red zone. 680 interchange and 2880 at @ñ÷. 880 blossom hill, huh crash. slower drive across the dumbarton and the san mateo bridges. over to of course the nimitz southbound from 238.
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♪ we wake up with al. >> we love you, al. >> whoo! >> go hawkeyes. >> she's 11 years old today. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. >> we just got married four days ago. >> and we love the "today" show. >> 8:00 now on this wednesday morning, the 4th of september, 2013. this is the place to be. a nice chilly morning, september morning on our plaza. big thanks to everybody who stopped by, including the newly weds. happy fourth day anniversary to you. >> and they said it would never last. going strong. >> so far so good?
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>> so far so good. >> thank you forring inviting us on your honeymoon. >> you're welcome. >> savannah guthrie alongside al rockier and willie gift in for matt. >> the beloved female stars of the "mary tyler moore show" reuniting on "hot in cleveland". >> can't wait for that. >> and our good pal maria shriver is back. more of our in-depth look at the fight on alzheimer's, including what doctors are doing to be able to predict who will develop the disease. >> first a check of the morning's stop stories. nat, good morning again. >> good morning, everyone. president obama arrived in sweden on his way to a global economic summit being over shadowed by the crisis in syria. earlier today donald rumsfeld criticized the president's call for a limited military strike to
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punish the syrian regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons. >> the danger of doing something that's not worth anything that results in nothing that leaves assad standing seems to me is it makes the united states looks like that's what we prefer. >> rumsfeld added that his instinct to support the president if he does take military action. the senate is voting on the limited use of force. the apparent suicide of ariel castro has prison officials in ohio trying to figure out how he pulled it off. chris tye joins us from the spot where castro's home once stood. chris, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. stunning news out of cleveland and columbus this morning. still questions as to how ariel castro, who was under protective
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custody, his cell stripped of belts and ropes, monitored eufr 30 minutes, how this could have happened. he was sentenced for 1,000 years. just a few days in. how could the system have failed so badly? there's also a sentiment of good riddan riddance. people say his face evil. why wasn't he put on suicide watch and watched more closely? ariel castro dead this morning at the age of 53. >> a lot of questions as the investigation gets under way in cleveland. chris tye, thank you. a man arrested in oklahoma city is charged with smuggling a loaded gun into his cell by hiding it inside his body. the small derringer was bragged about by valdez. he was not put through a metal detector because of the high number of arrests during the labor day weekend.
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newly released video shows a official throwing a toy store tantrum. this is inside lego land. he argued about coupons and the price of admission and proceeded to knock items off the counter. he is due in court, charged with unlawful contact and resisting arrest. his attorney said he has no comment until the case is resolved. an amazing stunt claiming a record for the highest basketball shot. 321-footer. nothing but net. only took them 62 attempts, but who is counting? not sure how many points you get for a shot like that, but i'm guessing a lot. certainly a record. it is 8:04. back over to savannah and willie. >> al and i are not buying the
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video. we think it is manipulated video. >> i don't think so. >> too good. >> i don't think so. >> i'm going to believe, just because. and unicorns too. >> al has a look at the weather. >> all right. we have some friends here. what anniversary is this? >> 125th anniversary. >> you're all future teachers. >> no. we're health, education and psychology, 125 years. >> okay. then the teacher threw me off. it says teachers college. i figure, you know, come on. any of you going to be teachers? all right. there you go. i know we would force therm into it one way or the other. great profession. thank you for all the teachers out there. show you what we've got going on right now. anchorage, alaska. ktuu tv. cloudy. 58 degrees. wet weather making its way down through central texas. wet weather, interior sections of the pacific northwest. gorgeous day, though, today. afternoon temperatures, toasty.
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gulf coast into the southwest. hundreds there. look nor 70s in the northern new england. a few showers making their way across the pacific northwest. slight risk. hit or miss thunderstorms along the gulf coast. and we have few showers moving out of northern new england. this young lady, summer to-do list. camp, pool, beach, break finger. she did that. and the "today" show. you've d around the bay area to start the morning, patches of low clouds keep the temperatures mild. 70s, mainly inland, 60s around the bay, san francisco, 70s toward oakland, near 80 downtown san jose. mild temperatures continue toward thursday. get toward the weekend, look at those 90s coming back for the valley, heating up big time on saturday, 70s and 80s, closer to the beaches to wrap up the weekend.
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a great cause, the jimmy fund, boston marathon. is this an anniversary coming up? >> it is. day 25 of the jimmy fund. >> thanks so much. back to you. >> great organization, al. coming up on trending, we swear it wasn't us. the morning show that hung up on oprah of all people. >> isn't that against the law? and valerie bertinelli gets us ready for tonight's "hot in cleveland," including ladies from the "mary tyler moore show". and we answer your questions and concerns about alzheimer's and a search for a cure. but first these messages. conce time -- alzheimer's. but first, these messages. wa. talk smarter. aim higher. wear what goes with anything. and last through three layovers without losing shape.
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expected announcement today of the latest must have gadget. samsung is set to unveil the galaxy smart watch in berlin. you ask that does it do? >> what does it do? >> from your wrist, you can make calls,ing take photos, measure how much you eat, track your vital signs. word is it will even love you back. but we do not know how much it will. are you sold? >> i think that's called an iphone. >> you're going to get one of these, let's be honest. >> apparently apple may come out with an i watch. >> at a certain point, how much -- how many of these do you mean? >> it's small to e-mail. that's kind of hard to do. >> save this tape for the day al comes in with a watch. >> september 10th. >> that's the new -- yeah.
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the new phone is coming out. >> it's going to brighten people day. that's the conjecture that it's the gold iphone. >> we'll see about that one. trending on facebook, a stranger's heartfelt gesture. they were out to dinner in north carolina. her 8-year-old son grew frustrated. he began hitting the table. worried that he would irritate other diners. but a waitress came over with news that surprised the family. a stranger had paid their bill and left this note that read, god only gives special children to special people. dear stranger, thank you for giving me a blesses tonight in a way you will never know. >> that brought tears to my eyes. incredible people. >> you find somebody hike that, it really gets you.
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>> and the parents concerned about other diners. perhaps a little frustrated even with their own son. to have that is so sweet. >> hope it inspires others. >> trending on youtube, a tough call. if there's one rule in television it's this. when oprah is on the phone, don't hang up! one chicago tv station apparently missed that moment. check it out. >> anything we should know about? >> this great season. tonight is the big finale for the have and have-nots. >> transferred. >> how do we cut off the one guest that people might be interesting. >> i think we may have had oprah back on the line. i don't know what happened. we're glad to have you back. >> you have a few kinks to work out. >> the music began to play her
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off. >> that was the one guest people might want to hear from. okay. >> best wishes to an old friend. katie couric announced she's engaged to john molner. they have been dating two years. they make a handsome couple. he popped the question in style with a diamond ring, sunset on the beach. >> they're a cute couple. >> adorable. >> katie, i think we can agree that is not a good idea. >> i hadn't thought of that. >> oh, my gosh. >> now that you put that out there. >> the two of you getting married on the plaza. >> why would i open my mouth? >> this is called digging your own grave. >> okay, everybody. hashtag double wedding. >> why do i think katie is done with the plaza? and that is what's trending today.
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straight ahead in our 8:00 block, we'll spend quality time with valerie bertinelli. but first on today's cover story, the age of alzheimer's. dr. nancy snyderman is here with a look at what researchers are doing to make a difference. nancy, good morning. >> good morning to you, willie. more than 5 million americans with are now living with alzheimer's. today encouragingly a lot of research across the country is focusing on stopping this disease in its tracks before symptoms even appear. >> alzheimer's disease first attacks the areas of the brain that are most highly developed. it actually affects all the brain regions. >> it is characterized about a buildup of proteins called amyloid and tau. they form plaqued and tangles that can kill healthy nerve cells. drug research targeting these proteins has had limited success. >> we don't really have any
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truly effective therapy for alzheimer's. but we have started to do the very first prevention trial. >> dr. john morris of washington university in st. louis, says the new trend in alzheimer's research is to focus on earlier intervention. his team is studying over 100 families worldwide with a rare genetic mutation that predisposes them to early onset alzheimer's. some of them are then given medications preemptively, before trouble really begins. >> never before have people who don't have the symptoms of alzheimer's disease been given medications. >> at the mayo clinic in rochester, minnesota, another approach. dr. ronald peterson studies individuals with mild cognitive impairment, pre-alzheimer's condition where people lose some memory but can still function.
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patients undergo numerous tests, including sophisticated brain scans. >> the question we were asking, can we predict who is going to develop alzheimer's december. >> he wants to develop a risk prediction tool similar to heart disease and determine who is el visible for early intervention drugs. >> much like we treat hypertension these days with multiple different drugs, i think that at the end of the day in alzheimer's disease we may very well use a combination of medications to treat the disease process. >> but not all trends in alzheimer's research are focused on medications. scientists at northwestern university are studying a unique group of unusually healthy 80 and 90-year-olds with impeccable memories. they are called super agers. researchers believe their brains and lifestyles may hold important clues to robust aging. >> how can we use what we have identified as going right and
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try to emulate that or find modifiable factors that we can then use to help solve the alzheimer's problem. >> while there is no cure for alzheimer's, increasingly the race will be to drugs that can prevent or slow the disease. general et ex, lifestyle and weaving them together will ope up doors for us. >> let's bring in special anchor maria shriver. she lost her father to the disease in 2011. >> they come up with really two questions. if they have a parent who hates, what do i do? where do i go? how do i find support groups? how do i make sure i'm not going to get it? do i eat nuts? do i get rid of iron? do i do cross word puzzles? what's going on? what's new? >> your daughter sends you a game every day because she's so
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worried about the genetic possibility of alzheimer's. >> and i think this is really the big story coming out this week. this is our children's disease. this is not something that's happening to 80 and 90-year-olds only. it is happening to those who are 50 and 60. boomers, like my daughter, christina is here. she signed me up. i'm slower than her on the game. >> you're supposed to be. you're right. we have this pejorative it only happens to older people. but it happens in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s. >> do they help? >> i'm a big believer this they can't hurt. >> my kids are like so much faster than you. trying to figure what 12 plus 8 minus -- >> a lot of people think there is research. ucla is looking at just this kind of thing. increasingly, we have to look at
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brain health the same way we have looked at heart health for years. we think of nothing about talking about our cholesterol and biomarkers for the heart. >> that's the whole new field. whatever is good for your heart goes into your brain. people have to stop being scared to ask about their brain, their memory. we have to get much more vocal, much more forceful and turn up the heat on this decision and the activism around it. >> we solicited questions from our viewers on facebook. nancy, this one to you, sherry on facebook writes, my mom has dementia. what's the difference and can it be passed on to me? >> it is a subset. dementia can be all kinds of things, including drug interaction. genetics in the family may tell you you are at risk.
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can you overjump your genes and turn things off? i think as research moves forward the answer will be yes. >> kevin, what's your question? >> what is the average age when you begin to see warning signs of alzheimer's? >> interesting. >> when did you start to see it in your father? >> they say alzheimer's exists before it's diagnosed 20 years in the brain before you begin to see signs of it. so i think a couple years before he was actually officially diagnosed my brothers would say, do you notice that? do you notice that? but we had our own shame, embarrassment and we didn't want to embarrass him. we have come a long way in the last four years, eight years. kids who are in their 20s and 30s notice things about their parents or spouses notice right away to a primary physician and get early diagnosis and get their house in order and start getting into trials. >> i went to the international
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alzheimer's meeting and i was stunned. it reminded me where cancer meetings were 20 years ago. it is out of the closet. people need to own it. young researchers are moving into it. i'm phenomenally optimistic. >> we look forward to hearing from you tomorrow and friday. you can get on twitter starting 9:00 eastern. maria will be answering your questions. use the hashtag age of alz. let's go to savannah. >> thank you so much. we want to say hello to valerie bertinelli. the seasonal finale of "hot in cleveland" is tonight. she is on what she thinks is her dream date. >> a plastic surgeon is her number one dream date. >> no. what? don't be silly. dr. swanson is just my date. i have interest in any techniques that could make me
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look five to seven years younger with minimum recovery time. >> she finally lands the man with with great hands. >> you'll find out what happens later on that night. >> it doesn't work out? why do i see that one coming? we have the fourth season. season finale. double episode. overall, do you feel like the show is evolving? are you just in your rhythm and it's one continuous party because that's how it seems? >> it is one continuous party. we go back to work for our fifth season. we are all going to get together next week and have dinner before we go back to work. >> tell me about the day on set. were you in awe? >> absolutely. no one went back to their dressing rooms. we all stayed in the audience and were watching, had our camera phones out filming everything. it was spectacular. >> we have a clip. this is when valerie harper and mary tyler moore make up in a
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little feud. >> i showed up tonight hoping that we could let bygones by be bygones. also hoping that you had gotten fat. >> well, i didn't get fat. and i didn't do a lot of the things that you blamed me for. >> you stole my boyfriend, diane. >> he chased me. >> you didn't have to let him catch you. >> it's so great what your show has in common with that show, the cast seems to click and have this chemistry. >> i don't know how long it had been. 30 years since they all worked together. it was like no time went by whatsoever. they all fell into these patterns. it was fun to watch. >> valley harper, i interviewed her back in the spring. her doctor thinks she may be in remission. >> she always had this amazing attitude with living every day
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as it comes, living each moment. when you choose happy and joy into your life you can keep stepping through. . it doesn't matter what's ahead. just live now. >> she's truly inspiring. >> she's amazing. >> jenny craig announced it was no longer going to use celebrities as an ambassador. what do you think about that? >> how many times can i go and do a different commercial that says i've lost weight. anything new that brings people in is good for jenny craig and good for people who need to use a few pounds. >> i asked have you had any time off this summer? >> no. >> just work, work, work. >> did you do anything? >> i'm going to cleveland tomorrow to see a football game. >> that's good. valerie bertinelli, always a pleasure to see you. seasonal finale 10:00, 9:00 central on tv land.
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. coming up, we are going to get a peek inside tom brady and gisele hello, form to you, it is 8:26. i'm marla tellez. the decorated british olympic sailor kill while practicing for the upcoming america's cup on the san francisco bay will be honored this morning. a special mural in memory of andrew bart simpson is being unveiled at the academy of art university in san francisco. simpson, a member of sweden's artemis racing team, was killed went 72-foot catamaran capsized near treasure island in may the yacht broke into piece and simpson was trapped under its hull for ten minutes. rescue crews were unable to save him. if you were just getting ready to head out the door, should pack some patience, mike it is slow all over? >> should have packed earlier as well.
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unusually heavy this wednesday. a lot of people skipped work last week a couple days probably four the vacation, so, looking at makeup traffic, north 880 really slow from the coliseum to downtown. the map, south 880 jammed from 238 past the san mateo bridge, smooth nothing freemont. across the bay, san mateo, all directions, 101 and 92 bogged down. through palo alto, a crash at willow. jammed 288 to 85, 87, too, marla through san jose. >> thanks very much, mike. our next local news update is in 30 minutes. see you again at 8:56.
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8:30 on this wednesday morning, the 4th day of september, 2013. what a pretty start to the day here. perhaps a little chilly. but we are a tad whimpy and if we tell the truth -- >> we're in jackets. >> we had scarves out during the commercial. fall is definitely in the air. >> i'm savannah guthrie along side willie geist who is in for matt and al roker and natalie
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morales. >> we have a special treat for our guest on the plaza. a rising star in the music world with a sound all her own. she will perform for us live. she has a captivating voice. >> gorgeous. >> it is. >> also ahead, we'll take you inside the beautiful new southern california home of super model giselle bunchen and tom brady. look at that closet. >> that's bigger than most people's apartments. >> all the shoes in that closet. >> with labor day behind us, time to get back in the fall routine. we'll make that easier this morning with quick and easy weeknight meal solutions. >> but first a check of the weather. beyond our weather report natalie and i have given. >> the goosebumps on natalie's arm. we'll show you what we've got today. temperatures on the cooler side, especially in the northeast. warm weather through the gulf coast. slight risk of strong storms up
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into the interior sections of the northwest. sunny and 91. tomorrow, again, sunny, cool, very chilly start to the day in the northeast. mild through the great lakes. risk of strong storms again in the pacific northwest. sizzling southwest into southern california and lots of sunshine well, we have been seeing a little bit of a coolish start to the morning with the seabreeze really firing up. you can see it both in fairfield and through the san bruno gap into san mateo, by the airport, west wairnsd the 20. it is going to be an all-day seabreeze that helps to keep the temperatures mild today and into tomorrow, before things start to warm up. 60s, san francisco, 70s near oakland, upper 70s, san jose, mild temperatures through thursday, move into the weekend, see temperatures inland soaring well into the 90s and staying there until know early next week. d that weather, did you know you can go to the weather channel on cable or online. >> oh my goodness. >> oh, back to you guys.
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>> all right, al. thank you. this morning on today's home, an inside look at the california oasis of giselle and new england patriot's quarterback tom brady. she is the editor and chief of architectural digest and they got a tour of this home. >> good morning. >> i'm always curious when i see a spread like this, how did you do it? how did you talk them into letting you into their home and really showing you around? >> they started out because they were being kind to our architect and opening their doors and when tom brady opened the doors to me and took me through the house and i found out how committed they are to an eco conscious lifestyle it made it more special. >> we'll get into that. 14,000 square feet and i know that giselle told you she wanted it to feel homey. did she accomplish that? >> she did. this is the family room. they have 8 sisters between
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them. they have a lot of kids. that's the formal room but the other side of the room has a pool table. >> you got a glimpse into something we all wanted to see which is the closet of a super model. what was it like? >> giselle is very organized. it is so much fun. it's a great room. >> she is organized and it's kind of the size of a small bedroom. >> it is. it's the size of a small apartment, i think in new york. >> that's giselle's side. on tom's side, he has a gym. do you think it's worthy of nfl workouts? >> i think so. i've seen a lot of home gyms. i have never ever seen a gym like this. that's his dream part of the house. >> tell us about what they did to make it eco conscious. because it's really in a lot of different steps. >> it is but actually it was from the ground up. when they built the house they wanted it to be sustainable. everything was about how do we make it more sustainable? so 90% of materials from the house are repsycycled or antiqu or reclaimed.
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something that's really important that not too many people think of, more than three quarters of the construction debris was recycled. that's rare. >> they're committed to it. there's obviously places to chill out inside and outside. tell us about those spaces. >> practically every room in the house opens to a terrace. it's really all about indoor, outdoor living and giselle, her dream for the house was to have a kitchen garden and to teach her children the connection between the land and their food. >> and they grow a lot of their own produce and own vegetables. >> they do. they have a chicken coop and get daily eggs. >> is there anything that we could learn from what they did and how they incorporated some of the concepts into their homes that we could incorporate? >> it's being more mindful and being inspired. clearly it's a beautiful majestic house. the pool overlooking los angeles is extraordinary. be inspired. >> margaret russell, great to see you. thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> coming up next, james holly
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we are back with life reimagined, today. today contributor jane pauley has been working with aarp which produced a series of reports for us. this morning jane is here. great to see you. >> hey, willie. he is a social psychologist and one of america's foremost experts on how americans use our free time. for years he studied what other people did until he found the courage to get in the game. here's richard's life reimagined. >> strike 3, you're out. >> it's funny because you think about it, it's softball. how can anything be that
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important? >> these are the boys of autumn. everyone, 50 to 75 years old. rich luker is not retired. >> not in the least. >> but he finds time to play three mornings a week. >> time is the most important thing in life. i really believe that. >> why hadn't you done this before? given what you do for a living? >> he has been called the father of sports research. >> it's a funny thing. i've done a lot within the sports industry to encourage people to play and i never listen to myself. >> and maybe me ever outgrew an old imagine of himself. >> i never thought i could do it other. i'm not a large guy. i'm a skinny guy. >> but five years ago on a business call he walked by the park. >> i'm seeing these guys playing and they're my age and i'm pretty sure i hung up without even saying good-bye. every part of my being said i had to do it. i immediately walked up and said
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how does a person become part of this. >> he was ready to get in the game, almost. >> i start running. i'm stretching. my muscles hadn't done this throwing thing in so long. next door neighbor's kid is 10 years old and said do you want to play catch? i said no. i said give me a couple of days and maybe. >> reporter: finally it was time to play ball. >> i go back and say i'm ready. he says good, get out in the field. >> reporter: and these guys are good. >> first game is three for five with a triple. second game two for three. and the third game i got a double. i rounded second base. was playing shortstop and came over and tapped me on the shoulder and said nice play, kid. it doesn't get any better than that. >> how did you find the strength to take your life in a new direction? >> i saw the guys 50 to 75. they had done what i didn't have the courage to do. i'm practicing what i'm
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preaching and i'm doing it on two fronts. jane, i just had this realization, my whole life and my work has been the ones, twos, the threes. it's the statistics. i found courage because i saw it in somebody else doing it. these people had taken the priority to say this is something i'm going to do. do it very often and do it with a bunch of guys i like. the number of people who are like me is growing expoints higher -- expoints highnetially. you tell a friend and they tell two friends and so on. >> what advice would you give someone looking to reinvent their lives? >> the more courageous earlier. it's that thing we don't regret what we've done. we regret what we dinlt do. >> i want to know how old are
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you? >> i'm 60 going on 11 and love it. >> there's another league in st. petersburg for guys over 75. it's been going for 80 years. so boomers didn't invent this. but they spotted a significant new trend. according to his data, boomers are more interested in sports than they were in their 30s. the reality check, making the time. i hope you'll join me at 9:30 eastern when i'll be taking your questions on twitter. you can find me at janepaul janepauleytoday, #play. >> pick up a glove and bat and play ball. he was 3 for 5 in his first game. >> stan-up triple. >> we'll see you on twitter in just a little bit. coming up next, quick and easy ideas for dinner as you feed your way back into the fall routine after a good, long
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back now at 8:45 with back at it. a series to make your life easier now that summer is over and we're falling back into our usual routines. >> we have three time saving recipes. gail simmons is food and wine special projects director. >> great to be here. >> it's officially time to get back into the routine. >> but it's also time to get back in the kitchen. you can still grill for a little while but you also want to start kind of getting your routine back in order. kids are in school and there's a lot to do. >> mac and cheese. how do you make it? >> this is really easy and this is a one pot meal. usually you take your pasta, you have to make it first
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separately, this is all in one pot. so i have tomato paste, onions, a little bit of thyme that i sauteed in my pot and i'm going to pour in two cups of half and half. it's rich. >> that's what i put in my coffee every morning. >> but it's delicious and two cups of boiling water that you preboiled and then literally put the pasta right in the boil. it cooks for 8 minutes and you pour a little more water and three different cheeses, just dump them in. dump it in, mix it up. broil it, done. >> and gain 10 pounds. i love it. >> it looks amazing. >> it's beautiful and it's all done in one dish so it's super easy. >> could you do skim milk or does that take away the fun. >> you can but it won't be as creamy and rich. >> so if you want to ruin it. >> sure, go ahead. >> i'm in.
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i'm just asking for a friend. >> i'm going to eat this. >> you eat that. bring that along. >> this is a beef stew. you can make it. it tastes better the next day or two days later. it freezes well. this is an asian ginger and soy inspired short rib stew. it made it here. takes a little while to make but if you make a large quantity you can not only eat it, like the next night for dinner, but it's easy to freeze. put it in containers for two or three portions each and it freezes for about a month and then you can warm it on the stove top adding stock if you need to and it's really easy and dinner is done. >> i wish people could smell it. it smells so good. >> you just put it on the stove top and let it sit. >> you want to brown your meet, put your flavorings in and then the delicious carrots and it's really hearty. >> okay. cool. now we have a spice rub over here. what are we using this for? >> it's super simple and really versatile. so i have toasted them already.
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i'm going to pour them into my spice grinder otherwise known as a coffee grinder which is a dual purpose machine i love in the kitchen. i have chili, garlic powder and salt. that's it. put them all together. and then, buzz it for just a second. your spice rub is done. you can keep it in a sealed container. it stays for at least a week. just keep it at a cool temperature and then you can rub it on salmon, beef, pork, i'm serving it with pomegranates and mint. >> put it on chicken? >> it goes great on chicken. it's an all use, all purpose rub. >> no skim milk, willie. >> go with the half and half. >> thank you so much. >> thank you guys. >> when we come back, she has been called britain's home grown soulstress
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>> the toyota concert series on today brought to you by toyota. >> her music made her an overnight sensation and now climbing the charts with the debut album sing to the moon. laura, good to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> how do you describe your music. i hear classical, i hear soul, i hear pop. you have choirs and orchestras.
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how do you decide it? >> i'm not good at describing it to be honest, but it's a blend of soul and jazz. and there is some classical elements in there as well. >> you have had pretty outrageous reviews. quite yet forcefully brilliant. soaring. do you consider yourself an overnight sensation? that's how people describe you. i'm sure you put in a lot of work and it doesn't make you feel that way. >> not at all. i'm glad to be sharing my music. that's the best feeling in the world. but yeah, overnight sensation, i don't know. >> and this is a family affair for you. >> right. >> you've got some family with you playing today. >> yeah, my sister and brother. >> how long have you all been playing together? >> since i can remember. we grew up singing and used to play as a stringed trio. so this is kind of natural for us. >> well, we cannot wait to hear
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you play. what are you going to sing for us this morning. >> she. >> all right. thank you, laura mvula. thanks laura. [ music playing ] ♪ ♪ she walked to watch you with the head down low ♪ ♪ she wondered if there's a way out of the blue ♪ ♪ who's going to take her home this time? she knew that this time wouldn't be the last time ♪ ♪ there she waits looking for a
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savior ♪ ♪ someone to save her from her dying self- ♪ ♪ always taking ten steps back and one step forward ♪ ♪ she's tired, but she don't stop ♪ ♪ oh, she don't stop, she don't stop, she don't stop ♪ ♪ no, she don't stop, she don't stop, she don't stop ♪ ♪ every day she stood, hoping for a new light ♪
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♪ she closed her eyes and she had a small voice say ♪ ♪ you don't stop, no, you belong to me ♪ ♪ she cried, maybe it's too late ♪ ♪ she don't stop, she don't stop, she don't stop, oh, she don't stop, she don't stop, she don't stop ♪ ♪ oh, she don't stop, she don't stop, she don't stop ♪ ♪ oh she don't stop, she don't stop, she don't stop, no, no ♪
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♪ she walked to watch you with her head down low ♪ ♪ she wondered if there's a way out of the blue ♪ ♪ who's going to take her home this time? ♪ ♪ she knew that this time wouldn't be the last time ♪ . >> what a beautiful sound. laura mvula. thank you again. the album, sing us to the moon. and we're back after your local news.
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it is 8:56 nows. good morning, i'm marla tellez. more than 1,000 rescued chickens are on their way to the east coast today where they are going to be put up for adoption. this is video of the helps from the animal place sanctuary that's based in grass valley. the hens are from the california egg farmer who said the animal also outlived their usefulness and were about to get slaughtered. the sanctuary has arranged for
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about 1100 of these birds to be flown to upstate new york and where they will be distributed to other rescue groups. operation chicken airlift, as it's called, takes flight tonight at 5:00. we will be back with our next local news update in 30 minutes. see you again at 9:26. you can see traffic is backing up at the bay bridge toll plaza. [ slurps ]
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is today's take with al roker, natalie morales and willie geist. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to today on this wednesday morning, september 4th, 2013 on the beautiful -- i'm going to call it a fall day. it feelsike fall out there. >> it's going to be colder coming up in the next couple of days. >> i'm willie geist with natalie and al. laura mvula, she has a great voice. >> and yesterday with ariana grande and her now. amazing voices. >> she will be a huge star. >> she has her family with her. >> her brother and sister play with her. >> she reminds me a little bit of emeli sande. remember that voice?
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beautiful. >> unpleasant news to begin this morning, ariel castro, convicted kidnapper and rapist in the cleveland house of horrors was found hanged last night in his cell. he was monitored by routine guard checks every half hour. he was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead about 90 minutes after he was found. he kidnapped three cleveland area women and held them hostage for more than a decade. his victims right there, michelle knight, amanda berry and gina dejesus. >> a lot of people are saying how could this happen? under protective custody and every 30 minutes under watch, how he could pull something like this off. >> everything removed from him that he could use to hang himself. >> and a lot of questions and the investigation getting underway there but i think for the families, the question is to whether or not this offers closure or not. i mean, perhaps they're left with questions. >> they'll never get it.
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>> they weren't going to get answers anyway from him. >> one of the young women said at his sentencing you put me through 11 years of hell and now you have to live in your own hell and if this is suicide hes caped his own hell on earth and took himself out of the game that way. >> our cleveland station reporter said there were people. it was split. how did this happen but others saying good. >> exactly. we'll wait to hear from the investigation. another serious topic of syria there was a lighter moment at the hearing. senator john mccain was caught on his iphone playing poker during the more than 3 hour senate foreign relations committee hearing. the washington post caught senator mccain deeply involved in the game. >> he owned up to it, though. he tweeted. he said scandal, sarcastically, caught playing iphone game at 3 plus hour senate hearing.
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worst of all, i lost. >> some people making a big deal of this. the headline scud poker saying this is a serious hearing on syria. >> but if you ever sat in on these, there's a lot of tedium and breaks. so i don't think -- john mccain is not somebody -- >> and he knows the issue probable better than anyone there. >> i think they'll merge forward. >> he was playing angry birds space. >> then we have a problem. >> if he's dropping birds or big pigs. >> now, this is the -- >> that's better. >> there it is. >> love it. >> let's get to the al roker new gadget alert. >> yeah. >> apple has sent out invitations for a september 10th event, that's next week, widely believed to be the unveiling of the company's next line of iphone. the invitation reads this should bright b everyone's day. what are you reading into that? >> a number of iphone in color. >> yes. >> and gold. >> gold perhaps. >> a less expensive iphone.
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>> and a higher end iphone as well. >> yeah. >> so it's going to be interesting. this is the same company that, you know, offered nanos and i pods in different colors. >> are you the guy that has to be there right away to get your pink iphone? >> no. i don't have to be right there. within a week or two perhaps. >> you'll get the new iphone. >> probably. >> do you always get the new one. >> do you find it improves enough to keep buying them? >> yeah i do. i like to think so. >> i think the cameras and stuff have gotten so much better. i don't even carry a camera anymore. >> no, in fact, for the first time in two years running, stand alone sale -- sales of stand alone cameras have dropped. video camera sales have dropped because people -- not just apple but samsung and nokia and the quality is terrific. >> it's so much easier. it all uploads into the cloud so
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you don't have to download your pictures all the time. >> but this next thing, samsung is expected today be debut it's watch. >> this is where you draw the line. >> this is a device that it's the watch but you can also get e-mails and text alerts but it also monitors what you're eating. >> you're also talking to a 59-year-old man that's got to look at a screen -- i'm sorry. >> put your reading glasses on. >> well, you know, i need -- okay, you got the iwatch and now i need the iglasses to be able to see it. >> text coming in. >> wait a minute. i got a fax coming in. >> every time, al. >> every time. >> leave it to you every time. >> i just have a vision of people walking around and talking into their wrists and running into each other constantly. >> which brings us into the next story about smartphones helping
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save you in the crosswalk. >> i need help on this one. there's new smartphone technology that will protect users from traffic collisions. >> this is coming from honda. >> to reduce the numbers of pedestrians hit by distracted drivers. when a walker is in danger of crossing a vehicle's path, the person walking gets a smartphone alert and the driver gets a dashboard alert. >> i'm walking and i get an alert hold on a second, let's see. >> yeah. >> by the time i get the phone out, i'm roadkill. >> i truly don't get this one. i don't get this one. >> honda is a great car company. leave this one alone. >> but a lot of cars now are equipped with so many different -- not this kind of technology but perhaps more effective technology where, for example, i drive my car and if somebody gets too close or if another vehicle is too close or if i start to drift, you get like a warning beeping sign or the blinkers in the mirrors
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flash as well. >> it's good on the car. but if you're the pedestrian, your phone buzzes, by the time you get up you've been dead for five minutes. >> you're in the crosswalk. what was his last words? let me get my phone. >> does it have a brb app with it as well? >> maybe not. >> not so much. >> all right. so we found two apps we're not going to get. okay. this is -- >> important reminder for all of you because we know you all love your pets so much. and we want the very best of the best in our question for the best trained pet contest. does your dog fetch your dinner? can your cat clean your room or pee on the toilet or whatever. i would put it out there. i would love it if my cat learned how to do that and you don't have to clean the litter box. >> yeah, i want to go there. >> dogs who play poker.
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>> if dogs and cats play poker coming together around the table. >> do you want that moment when you come home and you open the door and your cat is sitting there reading sports illustrated. >> a little privacy. >> like meet the parents, right? i would love that. >> goyou can go to an submit it. three finalists will have the chance to complete live in the studio. the deadline to enter is this friday. >> does it use the charmin? >> it might. >> air spray. >> how are those cheerios coming right now? enjoying that breakfast? >> the hair spray? >> not the hair spray, the air spray. >> let's do the weather. we have run off most of our audience at this point. >> today's weather is brought to you by quaker.
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nothing gets you going quite like the power of quaker. quaker up. >> and let's show you what we have for today. we are looking at some cooler weather in the northeast. and we're going to get even cooler with that advancing cold front coming out of canada. it will bring cooler air. temperatures will be dropping back. by saturday, 29 degrees overnight. but in the meantime we have a slight risk of strong storms, interior sections of the pacific northwest. 91 and sunny in l.a. today. the heat continues in the mid plains with temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s. gorgeous day in the northeast. new york city up to 81. well, arm rkwell, around th patchy clouds and seabreeze keeping temperatures mild. 70s inland, 60s around the bay, san francisco, 70s over toward oakland the afternoon, 80 downtown san jose. mild temperatures continue through thursday. get toward the weekend, look at
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those 90s coming back for the valleys, heating up big time on saturday, 70s and 80s closer to the beaches to wrap up the weekend. i think this is a segment. we have to get natalie's cat trained. >> toilet trained? i think i'll give her a pass at this point. but there's products out there that teach your cats how to do that. >> it's sky mall isn't it? >> sky mall even has something. >> sky mall is the answer to everything. coming up next, a new flu vaccine that offers better protection for your kids. where can you find it and is it more effective? ♪
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we're back with a round up of the biggest health headlines you need to know about from a new flu vaccine to why shorter maybe better when it comes to exercise. >> yes. >> all right. dr. nancy snyderman is our medical editor and he is the director of gynecologist at norwalk hospital in connecticut. >> first of all, a new flu vaccine? >> every year there's a new flu vaccine because the world health organization looks at the viruss sweeping the globe. when it's summer here it's winter somewhere else and we get a heads up and they put together a vaccine that looks very effective. it has four components to it and a reminder, if you haven't seen the signs all over whatever city you're living in, now is the time to get your flu shot because when you get it early your body has a chance to build up it's antibodies and then you're safe. >> is that the same as the nasal
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spray as well. >> it's still one of those things where you get it and it only cover ace certain percentage of the flus out there. >> it's not completely effective. we all think if you get the flu vaccine you're not going to get the flu. depending on your age and health it maybe 50% effective. if you're getting flu symptoms within the first 48 hours you have a window to start antiviral treatment and make it shorter and not as bad. >> but the flu vaccine does not give you the flu. let's put that one to bed. >> we hear that all day long. >> old bad wives tale. >> pregnant women are afraid to take it. >> they should get it. the very young, the very old and pregnant women because then you protect your baby when your baby is born. >> another one that jumped out at us this week. new numbers from the cdc. at least 200,000 deaths each year by cardiovascular disease were preventable? >> these maybe conservative numbers. one out of five americans die of
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cardiovascular disease. and what you do may predispose you for later. i'm not a big believer in screening but we have to get our act together and put our money where our mouth is when it comes to eating right and getting exercise and not smoking, all the normal stuff. when you think that stroke and heart disease still kills more people than anything else and we haven't nailed it yet, i think it's a real indictment of american society and how we eat and how we don't take good care of ourselves. >> is there a certain kind of cardiovascular disease that's more presentable? >> they define preventable disease as people that die of stroke or heart or attack under the age of 75. we all have to die of something but to die of stroke or heart attack is not okay. we look at aspirin therapy, blood pressure control, cholesterol control, smoking cessation and exercise and heat
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healthy. you can be doing proactively but you have to take control of your own health and do it. >> there's a couple of things you can do. know your waist circumference. for women less than 35 inches. for men, 40 inches. know your blood pressure. get your blood pressure done free any pharmacy and urinate into a cup and get it dip sticked for your sugar. if you're spilling sugar that might be indicative of the fact that you have diabetes. those things even for a 20-year-old can tell you about what's happening on the inside of your body. >> exercise a huge component for cardiovascular health. it's the short, high intensity workouts that are better for you in the long run than the long cardio workout. >> i love it. love the study because it reaffirms what i tell patients all day long. i have patients tell me i don't have time for 30 minutes of exercise t kids, the dinner, whatever. but i watch them circle around my parking lot for 20 minutes and get closer to the door.
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park the car in the farther spot and run into building, run up the stairs. you got three minutes of exercise. this study shows you that for every minute of high intensity exercise like running up the stairs, you'll be a quarter of a pound less than the person that didn't do it. it doesn't sound like a lot but it adds up during the day. take the stairs. use your energy. >> doctors don't use elevators. first of all they're too slow but the second thing is we know that's where we can get our exercise in during a crazy day. you do it all the time, you walk, you ride your bike. anything that has gravity that's moving your body parts in short bursts, just do it. our mothers weren't fat because they were moving all the time. >> house work is exercise. >> they never sat down at a meal. >> they never sat down. slow walks is not enough. i walk, i walk. your heart needs to be racing. you need to be sweating. when you sweat and your heart races you release chemicals that make you healthier. >> nancy snyderman and doctor,
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taking a look at your headlines this morning, chobani pulled products off of store shelves following customer complaints. some took to twitter and facebook to say the yogurt tasted funny and the containers were swollen or bloated. about 5% of the yogurt had what it called a type of mold commonly found in the dairy environment. it had expiration dates from september 11th to october 7th are being pulled from shelves. >> target is recalling more than 24,000 floor lamps because of a possible fire and shock hazard. the lamps can short circuit when standard one way bulbs are screwed into the three way socket. consumers should stop using the lamps, unplug it and return it to target for a refund. >> today samsung is expected to announce it will install improved security software on
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all android phones. more than 79% of mobile software threats last year targeted android phones. they're hoping the new software will help prevent hackers from stealing corporate data from personal phones. >> a new study confirms that sleep does the body good, especially the brain. looking at nice, specifically, while they're asleep and while they were awake, researchers found that sleep increased what helps the brain grow, function and recover from injuries. the production stopped when the mice were awake. experts say it could explain how a lack of sleep may damage the brain. >> and in maine, a rare lobster getting lots of attention. caught by a fisherman. take a look. it's incredible when you see that picture. two tone lobster. almost looked half baked with one side orange and the other side brown. not going to end up on a dinner table any time soon. it will be studied at a research facility. the odds are said to be 1 in 50 million. it's like a stripe down the
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this is nature valley. nature at its most delicious. good morning it is 9:26. i'm marla tellez. investigators looking into the cause of deadly trailer fire in san leann control the flames broke out at 3:30 this morning on grand avenue. neighbors tried to wake up two people inside but it was too late. former niner tight end delanie walker and aldon smith are facing a lawsuit. our investigative unit first broke this store ray. man suing the players claiming he was shot during a house party at smith's san jose home last year. the suit alleges smith and walker waved handguns into the air during the party and fired
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several shots into the air and the crowd of partygoers. an attorney for smith says he had no comment. walker has not yet responded to our requests. also in san jose, san jose is poised to put more police officers on the streets. the city council has tentatively approved a plan to add about 200 officers to the force over the next four years. it will also restore a 10% pay cut officers took during the recession. the new plan will cost bit the about $50 million a year. the forecast and mike will look at the commute, a rough one today, after the break. so what can i get you?
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we'll take something tasty and healthy. ♪ ♪ if you wanna go and fly with me ♪ ♪ it's buzz the bee on your tv ♪ ♪ oh how did i get this way? ♪ hey! must be the honey! ♪ there's a party going on in your cereal bowl ♪ ♪ o's can help lower cholesterol ♪ ♪ oh why does it taste so great? ♪ ♪ hey! must be the honey! ♪ ♪ hey! must be the honey! ♪ hey! must be the honey! we will be watching a big warmup as we need weekend, temperatures 60s and 70s to san francisco, oakland, near 80, san jose, no 90s on the map today. numbers may drop a little bit by the time we get into tomorrow but the 7-day forecast shows those temperatures climbing on up. looking at low to middle 90s inland friday, saturday and sunday, the warmest part of the san francisco, we see the heat arrive, upper 90s, the warmest
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spots. the coast, a nice way to escape the heat, numbers in the 70s and 80s into early next week. we wish there was a way to escape the backup but unfortunately, you can't. some people are trying to but just causing more problems. this is 101, look at the map, not just jammed here, the entire stretch of 101 from yorba buena, off 85, where you slow and really jam up all the way past the airport, 280 and 85, as well as 87, all showing a little bit of a break there. slower through palo alto, san mateo really jammed up. the earlier crash at dora cleared, 101, 280, 10192, all jammed up, 280 is clear. look at fremont, just a little bit better. get you back the "today" show.
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look. oh, a dream. >> a flying nanny. >> rescue you in a moments notice. save you. save the dog. >> look at that. what a great movie. >> i still love this movie. >> love that movie. >> the reason we show you this. >> yeah -- >> let's just keep rolling. >> sitting there watching the movie. there's a reason we show you that. if united emmerants has a flying
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nanny service. these will be specially trained flight attendants sought at the prestigious nanny school. you don't have to be in first class. everybody on the plane. food, activities, sock puppets. >> we need one for this show. >> for the old kids, quizes and challenges. >> this is a dream come true for every parent. i can't wait until american airlines are on board with with this as well. >> it's not going to happen. >> a state spontaneous sord airline. airlines here are charging you extra to put a bag on the plane. >> you can carry your own kids and you'll like it. >> i have my own flying nanny, it's called the ipad mini. >> yes. >> big pair of headphones. >> when they're younger, it's hard work. my husband and i used to have to split nap time. your turn. >> how nice would that be. the flying nanny.
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>> we could all dream. >> see you in milwaukee. >> all right. how about a check of the weather mr. roker. >> still thinking about the flying nanny. let's show you what we have. for today, sunshine in the mid-atlantic states into the northeast. slight risk of strong storms through the interior section of the pacific northwest. gorgeous along the west coast. tomorrow we expect more severe weather in the pacific northwest. the rest of the country, looking pretty toasty. a little on the chilly side here in the northeast and northern new england as well. in fact, by saturday morning, upstate new york an overnight low of 29 well, we have been seeing a little bit of a coolish start to the morning, with the seabreeze really firing up. you can see it both in fairfield and through the san bruno gap into san mateo, out by the airport, west winds the 20. it is going to be an all-day seabreeze, helps to keep temperatures mild today into tomorrow, before things warm up.
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60, san francisco, 70s near oakland, upper 70s, san jose. mild temperatures near thursday, we move into the weekend, that is when we will see temperatures inland soaring well into the 90s and staying there at the early next week. that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks a lot. do you want to lose weight but you don't have time to get to the gym? >> what if you you were told you could lose 5 to 20 pounds in half the time it would normally take? she's the author of the new book shape up shortcuts. good morning. >> good morning. >> we've been told there's no shortcuts when it comes to losing weight and looking great. it's about putting the work in. >> putting the work in it. it isn't about a fast fix. it's about smart simple strategies throughout the day. doing little things better and striving toward progress rather than perfection. >> losing 20 pounds or more, 10 pounds, and 5 pounds. >> let's start with 20 pounds. >> so you want to be thinking about making one meal better. a lot of people try to tackle
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too much right away. focus on one meal and make it one step better. if you go from an extreme like fried chicken to grill chicken. it's an alarm, you're on a diet. >> so this is breakfast options. >> these are all good options. >> but one is the best. >> but one is the best. so you could have a bowl of serial witser cereal with milk. whole grain cereal. better option would be eggs and instant oatmeal. good option. best opposition would be an egg scramble. so you're going to get vegetables a little bit of cheese, an egg white and an egg which will save you 40 calories. whole wheat wrap. fuller longer and help you feel satisfi satisfied. >> to be able to do that is great. >> and you can still feel like i did something better today. >> speaking of getting out and running the key with fitness is getting out and getting active, walking.
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>> the biggest thing you can do at this stage especially is just get moving. a lot of people think aggressively working out. activity trackers are a great way to do that. you can tuck it in your pocket and bra. >> walk about 10,000 steps. >> but even 5,000 steps, that's progress. so doing a little bit more every day. >> let's move to our 10 pound checklist. starting off with snacking because a lot of us don't realize this is where the bulk of our calories is coming in. >> exactly. we have that double digit barrier, a lot of people get frustrated because i'm doing things well, what gives? snacking is a common culprit. these are all amazing options but you notice almonds, nuts, a lot of people overdo it. this is a proper portion. humus, same thing. easy to overdo. but these are healthy options you can have. these are great options. all you can eat.
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air popped popcorn. not to be confused with buttered bag popcorn. fresh berries are great. these are cucumbers in a vinegar with onions. they're great options if you need to snack more. >> a fitness move that anyone can do. >> yes. >> this involves weights. >> at that 10 pounds you need to shake it up and push yourself. using weights that are heavier than what you're normally going to do and focus on big body movements. a squat to overhead press so it's really engaging almost every single muscle group so you'll be burning more calories in less time. you'll actually burn more cal risk after your workout too. >> bring on the weights to lose the weight. >> how much do you have to do? >> a good start is 10 to 15 reps. a couple of set of that. >> okay. now losing 5 pounds. >> and this is -- it's almost a cruel joke. the closer you get, the harder it is. >> yeah. >> so at 5 pounds, the secret is focussing on portion control. kabobs are a great way to do
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that. one of this is about 200 calories but the real secret is the spices. people think they have to be boring and bland. using spices say great way to eat less. you eat 5 to 10% fewer calories when you spice up your food. that's a great option and when you're thinking about your workouts it's time to turn up the energy. workouts, high energy, jumping. >> the high intensity workouts. >> burpies are a great example. >> give us one of those. >> i can't even look at it. >> you can do i jump after. >> that's my favorite right there. >> those are murder. >> i know, they're terrible but they're really effective. >> they do work. >> jen, great information. thank you. >> thank you. >> coming up next, if you have 500 friends on facebook. how many of those are really true friends? how to make real life connections in the age ♪
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>> how do you get to friending someone in real life. she is editor and chief of women's health that featured the topic and she is a best selling author and life coach and a good friend of michelles. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is real life friendship here. >> not gook friends. >> you have dinner and face to face -- >> yes. >> what's the key to keeping the friendship alive? >> it's that. making time to see each other in person because we're both super busy but you have to do it because you can get so trapped in communicating online and that's just not -- it's just not the same. >> when we first met michelle picked up the phone and said let's go to dinner. she didn't e-mail with me for three months. we made that commitment right a way. >> a lot of people say i don't have time to make new friends, much less keep up with the old ones i have. is that an excuse? >> it kind of is because we actually became friends in adult hood and we have been friends for a couple of years. you're never too old to make friends. take a casual acquaintance and
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spend more time with them. you can have chemistry and find yourself with a new friend and that's always a great thing. friends are medicine. they're good for our health and wellbeing. it's really worth the effort you put into friendship as much as you do anything else in your life. >> it's not just women and men here. a women, men issue. women tend to -- i think we let life get in the way of things more. >> right. the constant rescheduling and kan cancelling we have been talking ability before the segment. >> never. >> you have to make a commitment and stick to it. you'll be happy that you did. >> we're all hard wired for connection and communication and women in particular, so that one-on-one interpersonal connection off line really can, as michelle said, really help with our wellbeing, our health and our happiness. >> some of the ideas, here, don't let your online friends be a time suck. >> exactly. research shows we're more comfortable communicating online
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than in person which is sad to me so our skills atrophi atroph. make a date with your friend you haven't seen in a month and a half. >> also force yourself to make new friends. seems like an obvious thing. >> yeah. >> but you're going to have to put the effort into that. >> when you're in that yoga class or gym class, hang out longer. make connections with friend with similar interests. >> my wife will go and make dates for us. our kids are in school and she'll say there's a couple i feel like i'm going to like and you feel like you're on a first date with people but it works. >> we had dinner recently. >> you can ask a friend of yours to set you up on a friend date with a woman that she thinks you might hit it off with. >> bottom line is you're not that busy. stop rescheduling which is something we all need to learn. >> we all need to learn. >> don't rope me in on this. >> be more committed.
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>> thank you so much. coming up next, is it a battle to get your kids to hit the books? some advice, after this. one day, i want to win the science fair. and? and then i'll become a scientist and change the world! the world? now you're talking! [ female announcer ] packed with whole grain fiber and a taste kids love, kellogg's frosted mini-wheats. help feed their full potential. kellogg's frosted mini-wheats. i don'without goingcisions to angie's list first. with angie's list, i know who to call, and i know the results will be fantastic!
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it's not a candy bar. 130 calories 7 grams of protein the fiber one caramel nut protein bar. now that most kids are back in school or about to be they maybe excited to see their new friends and get back into their activities but getting them excited about homework is a different story. >> it can be a battle to carve out the time and get the kids to
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buckle down and focus and here with advice to help us handle the homework headaches is the editor and chief of parents magazine and proud mother of two. we have kids helping us with our segment this morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> you have an 11-year-old and 9-year-old. what are fwbattles with homewor? >> the summer work that needed to be done before the school year starts which for us is on monday. >> i know that feeling. >> we're in the home stretch. mine finished his homework last night. >> i'm in way over my head already with chemistry. i have no chance to pass this class whatsoever. let's talk about down time. they race home from school. is it a good idea to have them get right into their homework or let them breathe a little bit. >> surprisingly you need to give them a little down time and detox time. especially if your child doesn't have gym or recess on a daily basis. the large motor movement. the ability to run around and burn off steam. try to commute home by scooter or walking or running or give them time to play outdoors and
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then try to agree upon a time when homework will start. >> so then you agree on the time but what about the location? that's equally as important to get them to focus their attention, right? >> it is although many parents assume the child needs to be at the desk. you want him to work where he or she is most comfortable. depending on the activity, a quite corner might just be fine. some kids like to play on their belly while they're working as long as they're not distracted by screens in the room, you should be fine. >> this is a hard one. in some places beginning as early as third or fourth grade homework is assigned on ipads or computers. so your kid is on the computer all right but there's a lot of temptation. >> there is. >> so how do you prevent that. >> kids close your ears but you can turn off the router to keep them on the computers but off the internet. >> that's good. >> at a certain age the child needs the internet in order to do the homework and you should establish with the teacher
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whether they should be googling answers or using spell check. different teachers have different policies about that. but we all have to toggle back and forth. so you have to model that behavior for your kids and show them that they need to focus and keep an eye on what's going on. the homework need to happen in a public spot. >> you have to be over their shoulder the whole time. james, you're 10 years old, grace 7, and laura 8. james you have a question about homework. >> yes, how long should it take for somebody to do their homework? >> that's a great question. >> well it depends on what grade you're in. because you're in fifth grade it's 10 to 20 minutes starting in first grade and then 10 minutes after that for every grade. so that's a little bit of a math problem but in your case, 5th grade, you could have up to 50 minutes of homework according to the nea. so if you take longer than that, you might want to talk to your mom about it or your dad and they can go and talk to your teacher because you might have
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too much homework or maybe you don't quite have that much and that's fine, you can find other things to do. there's always a book to read. >> what are you working on over there? >> compound words. >> wow. >> lost me already. >> we looked at each other and shrugged. this is great. great advice. this is a hard question for a lot of kids and parents. we appreciate y'all being with us. >> thank you kids. great job. thank you. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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sticking around to talk more about the reunion. all of that coming up after your local news and weather. have a great day.
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good morning to you. it is 9:56. i'm marla tellez. sentencing for convicted killer joseph neigh sew is set to begin today. in a marin county courtroom last month, nasowas found guilty of killing four women. the murders happened in the '70s
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and '90s in northern california. naso acted as his own attorney during the trial. the families of one of the victims says they hope he gets the death penalty. brand new tsunami sirens will be tested today, a reminder of the 2011 earthquake in japan that sent that tsunami crashing onto the california coast. these images of cars trying to escape to higher ground in half moon bay, still fresh in people's minds. the county has installed eight new sirens along the coast and that's what they are testing today. it is wednesday, a little bit cooler temperatures but that's gonna change. a look at that forecast with rob mayeda. >> thanks to an all-day seabreeze, at least today, temperatures will be running fairly cool and mild, a little gusty as we get through the afternoon. temperatures hour by hour by lunchtime, see the warmest temperatures of the day from 1:00 to 3:00, 70s and 80s inland, toward the evening, a strengthening seabreeze quickly
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dropping the temperatures, especially out toward the trivalley. today, should see mild weather into tomorrow, morning cloud cover, the heat arrives friday and continues to warm things up in our valleys for the weekend. all right, looking over here toward blue pt cruiser and green subaru, i don't see them that is the reason there is more slowing here, a crash reported north 880 just over that high street high rise making this congestion a little bit worse. look at the maps, we see the slow drive here as well as west 580, the late commute kicking in for oakland, bout routes, head toward the bay bridge toll plaza, slow drive down the eastshore freeway continues as well. jump farther south, bridges, san mateo and dumbarton looking nice, but south bay still slow. >> all right, mike, we will be back at 10:26 with our next local news update. so what can i get you?
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody. you have made it to wines day wednesday. it's september 4th. we're delighted you're here with us today. >> yes. >> we had a lot of comments yesterday. i thought it would be about the man with the mystery feet in the hiking boots, but no, all you really cared about was hoda's fish recipe. >> look, let me tell you something, i never cook, and this is a recipe for anybody who doesn't know how to cook. let me tell you the three things you need. a frying pan, a piece of chilean
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sea bass, and a bottle of this. it's called panzu sauce. you can find it -- i actually looked for it in safeway and one other place and couldn't find it. >> you can get it on amazon. >> on amazon for $2.15, or what i did, went to a japanese restaurant, do you have a container i can buy, and they said yes and put it in a tuperware. here's the recipe, you take the fish. here's the thing about this piece of fish. this is a beautiful piece of chilean sea bass, but you shouldn't have the skin on the bottom. i don't know how you get it off, but get it off. put it in the pan. okay. then -- >> what, jer? you catch it without the skin. thank you, jerry, that's helpful. >> thank you for that. then you open the panzu. this is so exciting. then you pour it on the fish and you put it like a quarter inch. that's enough.
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okay, a little bit more. that's it. that's it. >> hodie cooked. >> now we're going to put it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350. >> even with the skin on it? >> i don't know. anyway, then we're going to taste it at 10:32, in 32 minutes. >> thank you, jerry. >> jerry, thank you. >> looks fantastic. anyway, you know what, i giver that a like. >> now we feel weird with any foam finger, don't you? >> only if you're doing this. that's the only reason you'd feel weird. however, have you ever heard the expression when pigs fly, hoda? >> yes. >> when pigs fly, something you thought you'd never see in your life. >> yeah? ? i'm going to show you something that's going to rock your world. happens to be in my finger. >> what is it? oh, oh, no!
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>> i texted cassidy this morning for the first time on siri. i know how to do it. i do it, i did it. >> okay. this is an iphone, by the way. let me just say something to you, you tried to text me on sunday and it came up blank. was that -- >> no, i got this yesterday. i went one grade up from my flintstone flip phone had it. christie got me another one, the samsung one. >> you didn't like it either? >> sorry, tried for about four days, hated it. then my friend emily showed me how to do this. >> hold on. got to slide it. >> oh, yeah. >> hold on, wait, wait. >> she'll say -- >> we messed it up. do it again. >> hold on. >> first you slide it. >> i know that, now you've screwed me up. >> push it twice. say something. you have to say something. >> siri, text cassidy.
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>> ready to send it. >> okay, say something. >> cass, i love you, here's hodie. >> cass, i love you, too. send it, siri. >> okay. i'll send it. >> she said, okay, i'll send it. what does it say? something is looking to help you with your something, siri. >> anyway, i did it this morning. i'll work on that. i love it. i'm very excited. >> do you have anything on here? no. >> yes, i do. >> you do have some things. >> chrissy is setting me up. do you have miley cyrus's number? i want to call her and have a little talk with her. because i know her mom, we both know billy ray. her mom's a good lady, very good lady, and i know for a fact she raised miley right.
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>> the vmas you saw, with the foam finger with robin thicke and all of that shenanigans. she did say something, she made some news and she explained that this thing wasn't just thought up at the last second. >> it was choreographed. >> this was choreographed, okay. >> there was a reason behind it. >> she said that she wanted to make history, and here's her quote, she said, madonna's done it, brittney's done it, every vma performance that's what you're looking for, you're wanting to make history. it did get a lot of attention. >> it got a lot of attention, but you got to ask yourself, is it the kind of attention you want? everybody says all publicity is good publicity. that's not true. and if 90% of the reaction you're getting is people saying you're not talented or you look ugly or all the nastiness that's out there, what have you accomplished? you know, maybe her song is, you know, going off the roof or something on itunes. i would be the last person to know that, but i think when you're as young as she is, you
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don't tend to think about the repercussions. she has a small group of friends it seems like she's trying to impress. and if they love her, then she's happy about it. >> she did say she got more tweets than i guess the super bowl half-time report and that's the exact same question, but why did you get more tweets. >> you want to look back and say i had a life of quality, in the quantity. we just wish the best for her. she is a atalented girl. to me, to be vulgar doesn't take talent. if she's talented, she should always ask herself first, is this really expressing my talent? my god-given gifts, or is this to get attention, which she already has a lot of attention, you know, she's a talented young woman. >> she is, she is. we do have -- don't rub your own -- weird. okay, anyway, so good news for valerie harper. >> yes! >> couple of good things. number one -- >> she's on "hot and cleveland" tonight. >> she's going to be on "dancing
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with the stars," she just got that. and she has that brain cancer we were talking about at one point it was three to six months and now she just told a magazine her brain scans are looking better and the doctors are saying there is less evidence of cancer. >> i haven't heard that, fantastic. >> they said something about she's close to remission. >> oh, my gosh. >> this is one of those things, you hear what she went through and everyone was pulling for her and she's such a sweet, sweet woman. her husband, remember? >> she's one of those people you save the word beloved for. she's beloved, not just by the people she's entertained, but people who know her and love her through her career. she is just a doll. she said when asked why she wanted to do "dancing with the stars," when life asks you to dance, you just have to dance. >> wow. >> i think it might be her attitude that's showing up in her scans for brain cancer, because first of all, she said to us before when she was with us, it's a hell of a way to find out how loved you are by people
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when you announce that you have a terminal disease. i mean, the outpouring of love she experienced was extraordinary. >> i do think attitude -- it's funny, i was at a forum talking about how important attitude is when fighting a illness and there was a practical woman at the thing, i can't believe you're saying that. there's science, there's cells, she went through the whole thing. >> she was skeptical about it. >> i said, you know what, i just feel like stress, negativity, all that stuff is like fuel, you know. >> but they have determined that scientifically, as well, that's part of science, too. >> you're right. valerie harp ser going to be on this great nbc special on cancer, september 19th, meredith did the interview with her. it's going to be cool. >> she's a doll. you know who else is here, valerie bertinelli is here today to talk about that show that's on tonight. >> never ages. it's annoying. >> i'm sick of it. all right, the country's getting swept up in their love
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cleveland" starring valerie bertinelli. >> especially if you were fans of "the mary tyler moore show." >> that's because tonight's finale includes a much-anticipated tv reunion. >> as well as a jailhouse wedding that has valerie's character a little choked up. now take a look. >> now these three remain, faith, hope, and love. oh, i love love. i love faith and hope. that's my middle name. it really is, melanie hope. >> is she special needs? >> sort of. >> i forgot about that. we did it awhile ago. >> how are you, sweetie? >> very well. nice to see you guys again. >> the jailhouse thing, what was this about? >> you know, the character has been engaged to allen's character for i don't know their -- i know their real names but not their fake names. it's all trying to get them married and he goes off to jail. >> why? >> something about tax evasion
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because he wasn't keeping an eye -- his accountant went away with his money. >> he's a pervert. >> no, no. >> betty would like that. >> right. >> this "mary tyler moore" reunion is huge. >> what took you so long? >> i know, right? we've had mary on the show, then valerie, we've been trying to get on the show for awhile, but oh, my god, these ladies, nobody went to their dressing rooms, we all the stayed on the set and watched. everyone had their little camera phones out. >> yeah, i have one now. i know how to do that, sort of. just magical? >> magical was the perfect word, it was magical, it was surreal. i remember lying on our living room floor watching this show. >> great, great leaders in our business. they are all such fun women. >> amazing women. and they fell into this really beautiful pattern that you could see they had 30 years ago that just helping each other with
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lines and cracking each other up. >> who's losing it the most, would you say? >> out of everybody on that set? me. >> no, when you see these pros at it, still at it, timings so extraordinary. >> really are amazing women. no one's losing it. >> are you still pinching it over this show? i was reading, i said i'd be happy if i keep going back to studio 19. >> in two weeks we start our fifth season. >> i was blessed to do a guest star thing. i know why she feels that way, it's just so much fun when you're there. you do it in front of a live audience -- >> there you are. >> yes, yes. notice how my career took off after that? nothing happened! not an offer, nothing. regis, i get regis's job, he comes back twice. me, nothing. >> it ain't over yet, we're going into our fifth season.
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>> wait a second. do you do it all in front of live audiences so you get the feedback? that must be great. >> you have the unfortunate thing, your set was behind the audience, it was more difficult for you. they couldn't see her the whole time. no one wants to be in the pit back there. i don't know why they put you there. >> i wonder why. nothing! >> you do a weight loss commercial. you do jenni craig, now they started this thing where they said they weren't going to use celebs as much, they want to use everyday people. what do you think about the change? >> i think it's smart. i'm still their ambassador. i will be whether they are paying me or not. that program changed my life for the better and i will always be indebted to that program. i love jenny craig, but i think it's great. i feel i'm a real person, too, but to see everybody's experiences in it. >> that's why you worked, valerie, because people know that about you. >> thank you, thanks. >> there's a credibility that you have. >> i like seeing people go through that transformation, i love hearing their stories.
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some of my favorite stories on tv, "extreme weight loss," "the biggest loser." kudos to however they get more people in the door to hopefully save their lives and make them more healthy, great. >> kudos to your hairdresser. >> i'm so sorry. >> bruce, looks great. kudos to your cute husband. >> oh, my god. >> we are so happy to see you. >> i'll be back again. >> two episodes of "hot in cleveland." >> on tv land. swept her off her feet 44 years ago, but they are still young at heart. >> the real-life swiffer couple. they have all the secrets to a long and happy marriage. >> fir [ female announcer ] wouldn't it be nice if we focused less on the number
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[ female announcer ] you may not be the best at new trends but you know what's best for your kids. so we listened when you said gogurt should have only natural colors and flavors and no high fructose corn syrup. thanks, mom. all right. you can call them an overnight success story, now recognized everywhere they go, and if you don't know the kaufmans by now, you probably don't watch enough tv. >> after 44 years of marriage, 90-year-old morty kaufman and
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his 91, you cougar, wife lee are literally sweeping the nation in these reality swiffer ads. take a look at these. >> it's been a happy union. >> he does laundry and i do the cleaning. >> it's only two of us. how much dirt can we manufacture? >> more than you think. >> by the way, we're so happy to have you with us today. >> what great commercials. did you guys know these things were going to take off when you first did them? >> never. >> never, never guessed. never even had a dream about that. >> really? >> really. >> you're the only two people that didn't want to be in show business in the whole world, right? >> i was retired for 30 years, what did i need this for? >> i say that every day. >> did they give you lines for the commercial? lee, say this, morty you say that? what did they do? >> actually, it was very normal. we just sat there and made the usual kind of conversation.
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>> might be leading direction, but no scripting at all. >> none. >> you do the cleaning, lee, and you do the watching, morty? >> i had to, she couldn't work the washing machine. >> too many buttons. >> i know that feeling. you're not technologically inclined. >> not at all. >> now you guys have been married 44 years. how did you two meet? >> oh, i'm a teacher, retired teacher. >> yeah. >> and that summer that i was first retired i decided that i was going to teach summer school to take up my time. >> may i point out that we were recently widowed, both of us in our early 40s, and this was a point that we had in common. >> yeah, so you found that common ground. >> and what did happen, he walked in and actually he referred to scotty, his youngest
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son,er w ewho needed a little h. that was it. >> started tutoring your son. >> i said to her, scotty can't read for beans, what are you going to do about it? >> really did say that. i wasn't going to put it quite that way, but that's exactly what he walked in and said. >> scotty does now, reads very well now. >> thanks to you, lee. >> what's it like when you walk down the streets now, do people know you? >> a little bit, a little bit, in the supermarket, yes, i can see they are looking. >> the bank. >> what do they say, you're cashing your big residual checks. >> you need one person to recognize you and they make a sound and other people then will recognize you. >> and they question us and smile and they are nice. and they wave. >> you make people happy and you give us hope that people can remain happily married for 44 years. >> wouldn't you know they are making us happy also? our popularity is unexpected. >> how did they find you to do
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this ad? >> to do this ad? >> my daughter myra knew a casting director and they asked her if she knew elderly or mature couple over 70 and she said, my parents. >> that's really just how it happened. >> this is going to lead to other things? are you going to take betty white's place on "hot in cleveland"? >> i hardly think so. >> we haven't been approached yet. >> nothing? >> nothing. >> okay. >> but we'll wait. >> what is the secret, you guys, to 44 years of a great marriage? >> you got to love each other. you got to let each other know they are being loved. >> cherish one another, huh? >> i don't go to bed at night without saying, lee, i love you. and she doesn't go to bed without saying, i love you, too. >> you're grateful for one another. >> indeed, we are. >> we're grateful you can be us today.
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was shot during a house party at smith's san jose home last year. the suit alleges smith and walker waved handguns around during the party then fired several shots into the air and into the crowd. an attorney for smith said he had no comment. walker has not yet responded to our request for comment. we will take a look at your forecast and traffic after the break.
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we will be seeing a rapidly changing forecast here the next 24 hours. first, a little bit of a cool down, a stronger seabreeze helps
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to push in more low clouds again as we head into tomorrow morning but as that seabreeze backs off, you will see a big jump in temperatures for the weekend. during the day today, 70s, 80s inland, cooling quickly, head to the evening, the seabreeze strengthens, gusty at times around the peninsula and coast later on. mild temperatures should last for another day. as we go into the weekend, highs soaring into the mid to upper 90s some of our inland valleys. >> another two, then friday. looking here towards the bay bridge toll plaza, this has been tough the last few day tough drive backed up here, look at the maps, last slow drive down the eastshore freeway, the traffic finally thinning out, but very popular at the bay bridge toll plaza. north 880 slow through the bay area, calm down past the coliseum, west 580. back to you. top story at 11:00, investigators looking into the cause of a deadly trailer fire in san leandro. flames broke out at 3:30 at the trailer park on grand avenue two people inside the trailer died by the time crews got to the
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scene. at 11:00, we are going to talk to neighbors who tried desperately to save those two people's lives. we hope to see you in 30 minutes. and we're back with more of "today" on this wines day wednesday. we're ready to play who knew and we're celebrating the start of the professional football season with some nfl trivia. kathie lee is across the street ready to hand out $100 to anyone who gets the questions right, and to those who don't, they get kathie lee's cd, aren't they lucky? but everyone's a winner, because we're also giving out nfl jerseys to everyone who gets the question asked at all, so helping me over here is our good friend dave briggs, nbc sports network host, very fancy. are we ready? >> i'm ready, are you? >> let's go across to kath. >> very cute lady from cleveland. where will the next super bowl
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be played? miami, florida, new orleans, louisiana, east rutherford, new jersey, or san diego, california? >> new orleans? >> no. >> we wish. >> here you go! >> so the correct answer is, jersey. >> first-ever cold weather outdoor super bowl. the farmer's almanac says it's going to be a storm bowl, so bring your jackets. bonus question to you, who has hosted the most-ever super bowls, miami, new orleans, or san diego? >> miami? >> miami is ten or new orleans, also ten. >> new orleans, okay. >> next year will be in phoenix on nbc. you going? >> i would love to go. back across. >> from atlanta, new england, patriots quarterback tom brady and his supermodel wife recently plunked down $20 million on a new mansion in california. it includes what notable luxury feature, ice cream parlor, tanning salon, golf course, or a
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moat? >> golf course? >> big day for kathie lee. >> i would have gone with that, too. >> tom plays a lot, but no one would have said moat, but it is the correct answer. they have a massive mansion and, yeah, a bridge even goes over the moat. they are a little bit odd, tom and gisele, but they made $72 million together last year. >> they can do what they want. >> number two forbes highest-earning couple behind jay-z and beyonce. >> back across. >> i have found myself an adorable young man from northern ireland who's in his underwear. actually, what are those? >> rugby shorts. >> okay, don't change them. we love it. who's taking over for faith hill, i don't think you're going to know this, as the new singer of nbc's "sunday night football" theme? taylor swift, carrie underwood, kelly clarkson, matt, savannah, al? >> "b"?
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>> did you know that? did you guess? it's because the shorts are so tight. >> carrie underwood. >> matt, savannah, al, they didn't make the cut. it will not debut tomorrow night, but sunday night when carrie's ex-boyfriend, tony romo is the dallas cowboys quarterback will play the giants, that will debut on sunday. >> that's juicy. >> she's married to a hockey player, mike fisher. >> she's a great girl. back across. >> from long island, what nfl tough guy is the face of depends incontinence protection for men? von miller, j.j. watt, demarcus ware, troy polamalu, or frank gifford? >> "a"? >> von miller, wrong. but you're going to love my cd. >> okay. she had frank gifford, he wasn't even on there. >> i feel bad i stumped the audience. troy polamalu does head and
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shoulders ads, but demarcus ware does ads for adult diapers. wes welker also does these ads. they tried on adult diapers under their football pants last year. >> they did? >> yes. >> it's kind of cool, lisa rena did it for women. >> they are raising money for cancer, as well, so it sounds funny, adult diapers, but it is serious. >> we have time for one more. >> from iowa, which nfl team has unveiled an updated logo in the 2013 season? is it minnesota vikings, jaguars, miami dolphins, or all of the above? >> miami dolphins? >> no, no, no. she's a winner. >> she's partially right, because it's every single team. >> it is all of those teams. the vikings, jaguars, and dolphins. look at the difference here, kind of when snoop dogg called himself snoop lion. give the dolphins credit, the first two, you do not need to buy new gear.
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they barely made a change. >> are you pumped up? >> tomorrow night, broncos/ravens. i wore my broncos socks. >> i have drew brees, kath has frank. >> i like the gifford jersey. don't forget to catch the nfl kickoff 7:30 eastern/6:30 central on nbc. madelyn fernstrom makes a healthier choice. madelyn fernstrom makes a healthier choice. we're going to play along. young women are sacrificing so much today madelyn fernstrom makes a healwithout thinking of we'rtheir own satisfaction. really? you're sacrificing that gorgeous complexion for this? um... it's the playoffs! enough with the sacrificing. start here... light & fit greek nonfat yogurt. thick, creamy, twice the protein and ps 80 calories. it's a home run right? light & fit greek. ♪ dannon! go cougars!
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all right. before we play beat it or eat it, we've get to try my fish. this is a fish we made at the top of the show, chilean sea bass in ponzu sauce. come on, get in. >> wow. oh, my gosh, madelyn. >> you're going to die. >> this looks so good, i can't resist. >> wow, hoda, you could have your own cooking show. >> this is great. >> now we're going to play "beat it or eat it." >> idiot? >> hello, if the shoe fits. okay, we're going to try to find out which food is healthier and we're supposed to pound the one that isn't? >> we're going to talk about breakfast foods today and we're going to have the better choice. that's the one you want to eat. the one that is the worst choice, you want to beat. beat it or eat it. get it? okay, first we're going to compare -- >> wait. >> oatmeal and grits. all buttoned up here?
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>> oatmeal and grits? i already know! >> it was a fiber, but you did beat the right things. >> don't get it in the fish, please! >> turn off your mallets, fortify yourself with more fish. >> this fish is unbelievable. what's next? >> what's next, we're going to compare a honey bran raisin muffin with jelly donuts. you're beating wrong, because, there you go, the muffin has 440 calories, guess what the jelly do nut has, less than 300. one more bite. >> i love the fish. >> take another bite before we move on to another kind of protein. scrambled eggs versus greek yogurt. which is the best protein source and which will you beat? oh! actually, you are both wrong. you are both wrong, because the best source of protein is going
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to be the greek yogurt. a cup has 25 grams. >> you beat them afterwards. >> zero to zero. let's talk about -- >> we were right about the grits. excuse me, madelyn fernstrom. >> when it comes to fat, turkey bacon and canadian bacon. >> which one is worse? >> which one is worse. and you are right, turkey bacon is a health food imposter. get some more fish and let's go to some -- >> okay. >> shoot, there's more, darn. >> fruits, okay, a lot of people want to have some fiber. >> be careful of bones. >> blackberries and a medium banana. which one is the worst choice when it comes to fiber? worst choice, fiber. >> this one. >> that's correct! >> blackberries are full of fiber. >> point for that, 8 grams worth. >> don't beat the pop-tart, i
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want to beat it. >> toaster pastry and sugary cereal. one has more sugar. which one has more sugar? >> that's the one we would beat. >> give it a whack. >> no, i'm eating it. >> okay, actually that is the beat it because that's got four teaspoons of sugar. >> you can see it. >> this is sugar-coated cereal. let's finish up with -- fat-free cream cheese on a bagel or regular syrup on pancakes. >> okay, okay, okay! >> oh! >> is she right? >> no, you're wrong. beat that one, because the fat-free cream cheese fools you, 450 calories versus 300. here's our bonus, reverse beat it or eat it. which one would you eat, is it a 16-ounce skim milk latte or 12 ounce whole fruits smoothie, which is the eat it? >> they are both okay. >> which one has less calories if you want in the morning. >> that one.
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>> you're correct. who wants a sip of that? the winner is -- who's the winner? you're going to win a big hunk of canadian bacon. >> she won. >> i don't want that. i just want the fish. >> have that with the fish. take this home. coming up, she was up all night dressing some of america's most talented acts. >> but managed to be with us right after this. [ male announcer ] this is the opposite of subliminal advertising...
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darn it, hoda. covered, anyways, last night was the second round of the semifinals, 12 acts taking the stage right across the street. hello. radio city music hall. >> america is going to decide who moves through, but sizing them up, as always, the four talented judges, mel b., who got up early to see us. >> nice of you, mel. >> hey! >> you are like a fixture around
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here lately. thank you. >> i love the "today" show, are you kidding me? >> don't you? >> i love it here. >> you're perfect at it, you just don't give a rip, do you? >> i don't. i have tourettes of honesty. >> you do that on your show, too, on "america's got talent." >> i do, i call it how it is. >> is that difficult sometimes, because you're looking right at the person trying really hard. >> it's difficult with kids. that pulls at your heart strings. >> what's the harshest thing you've had to say to a child? >> just that you're not very good and that's so hard. >> you don't want that to stick with them forever. >> hopefully, it makes them tougher and stronger. >> what's up with howie and howard kissing? >> what were they thinking? >> nobody wants that. no, no, no! >> oh, oh, oh! >> do they do it? they did do it. >> let me tell you, they were both traumatized after that. in the break they were both going to each other, why did you do it, why did you do it?
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you made me do it, you made me do it. >> howie is a germaphobe. >> lips, it was quite funny to see them like that. >> lips travel, lips go places and pick up stuff. >> didn't you and heidi do a no makeup deal, what happened? >> we fly in the nbc jet every monday and every wednesday. >> what, there's an nbc jet? >> there is. i bought these eye treatment things, we both took our makeup off and did it. see how she looks so much better than me. >> no, you look good. >> yes, that's the reason why. >> call the boss, where is he? >> tell us about the stiff competition. it's coming down to the wire now. >> it is. the show this season has got so much talent on it, from singers, to magicians, to variety acts, danger acts. it's full of everything.
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it's going to be really hard tonight to see who goes and who stays. >> yeah. >> really hard. >> and you will just trust your instinct again? >> yeah -- >> it's a subjective thing. >> at the end of the day, america votes. we can give our opinions and that's it. tonight, we'll see. >> when this is over, this show, are you going to cuddle up with the kids and go back to your family life? >> i have my show that's just launched last week in the uk. >> what's that one? >> called "stepping up," like a dancing show. >> is nbc's plane taking you to london? >> no, unfortunately. >> call your agent. >> i will. >> you're adorable, a breath of fresh air. >> thank you. "america's got talent" results show airs tonight on nbc. thinking about doing tailgating this weekend? >> the gadgets and gear that are making them all right after this. ♪
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all right. the summer's winding down, the days are getting cooler, and football season is just about to start. you know what that means. tailgating! here with the gear to get the party started, steve greenburg. let's start with hoda's favorite, music. >> portable wireless speaker, they are indoor/outdoor, you can put your mp3 player or phone right into it or it can work bluetooth. i have my phone right here, plug it in. it goes -- ♪ you can add your team's logo or you can take any picture and put it on the outside of it. how's that, ladies? you can shamelessly plug your book the same way. turn it off there. you're learning, you're learning. next you got to have a barbecue, of course. this is a folding barbecue.
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it's a about $90. >> can you do hodie's fish on there? >> absolutely, you can. >> hodie, we can make your fish on there. >> it's that simple. folds up to nothing. >> where do you put the charcoal? >> underneath, charcoal bags, woodchips, as well. very cool. under $100. next, this is from emmy, which makes fondu. comes out with a football hub, they want to make fondu cool. that's a helmet, $50, kind of upscale, put some food here, bread, the fondu, just pop it in. >> that's a great christmas present in the future for the guy in your family. >> the matching thing would be from wayfair, they have snack helmets, a helmet to put in chips or candy or what not. that's good. >> that's clever. >> how much are they? >> $50. >> not bad. >> next over here, this is from true dough, their bottle opener and also a cap catcher.
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so the way it works, put it in here like this, you guys can try it out, too, and it captures it. >> so you can count how many. >> that's why there's an obesity problem. we can't even pick up our beer can things, you know, our tops. >> mess all over the parking lot, making a mess everywhere, good for the environment. >> how do you do it? >> like this, kind of pull the far end of it and pull back in. got it? >> no. >> come on, ladies. >> do that again. >> put it in like that and give it a -- >> oh. >> you got it like that. you capture it. very easy. there you go! >> thank you very much. >> it can only hold 30 caps. more than 30 beers, could be a problem. >> thank you so much. >> wait, there's more. no, no, not saying good-bye. folding swivel chair from sharper image, folds up, 360 fold. >> that i like. >> this to bring over your beverages is a remote control robot, a must have. >> that is ridiculous.
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>> your favorite company. >> see, again, with the bottle opener and that, no wonder we're fat! >> what is that? >> finally, this is a little disturbing, this is called the wiz dom for men so they can relieve themselves. this attaches to the man at one end, goes through the pant leg, down to the floor so they can relieve themselves. >> no! >> they are $5. they are disposable, but the inventors think some people wash them and use them again, which i find disturbing. >> i find it disturbing to begin with, much less washing it, but i am going to s
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and that breaking news is going on in san jose. police have just announced the arrest of two more suspects in connection to the murder of a san jose state nursing student. investigators say johnny low zahn know,er can ries warren and jesse grant were involved in a shootout near the campus early last month. low zahn know was arrested days after the shooting that killed 19-year-old kimberly chico. officers just announced the arrests of warren and grant in connection to the shooting. investigators say chico, seen here, was caught in the crossfire of a suspected gang shooting. all three men have been charged with a gang enhancement. good morning, thanks for being with us, i'm marla tellez.


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