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good morning. the hard sell -- president good morning. the heartfelt push for p.m. obama's action in syria. the administration says prove the need to strike, but will they help the president make his case? we are live in washington. raging waters, dramatic images of flash flooding. the heavy rains and mudslides catching everyone by surprise forcing many to flee. and his loyal who? a tense standoff between britain's prince andrew and armed guards of buckingham palace who apparently had no idea who he was or why he was there. all raising questions about security in the queen's home in london today, september 8, 2013.
from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill live from rockefeller plaza. and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> glad to have you with us. i'm kraig melvin. filling in for lester. jenna on maternity leave. dylan dreyer just a few blocks away in front of the new nbc studio. much more on that coming up in just a bit. >> we want to begin this morning with what could be the most important 48 hours of president obama's time in office. he's pushed for congress to approve military action in syria. >> we just showed you some of the horrifying video, the aftermath of those alleged chemical attacks against the syrian people. we know the video itself very, very difficult to watch especially on a sunday morning, but it is part of what the administration is using to try
and make its case to congress and the american people. >> and we want you to have all that information as well. peter alexander is live at the white house with more on this for us today. peter, good morning. >> reporter: erica and craig, good morning to you. these videos are among 13 youtube clips that were provided to nbc news by a u.s. government official. they were shown to members of the senate intelligence committee last thursday during a classified briefing. and before we play them, again, we warn you, these videos are quite disturbing. they appear almost lifeless, frozen in fear and pain. rows of bodies, many of them children. the only sounds, the groans of victims and prayers for the dead. u.s. government officials tell nbc news the intelligence community has authenticated the videos as evidence of chemical attacks with the nerve agent sarin in a dozen damascus suburbs on august 2 1st. nbc news cannot independently verify the video's authenticity.
diane feinstein requested a compilation of the videos. >> it's whorrendous. >> reporter: they'll be shown to classified committee members tomorrow. >> everything i've seen points towards a chemical weapon. >> reporter: two days before the president's crucial national address, the white house hopes these videos will help shift congressional and public opinion. >> we cannot turn a blind eye to images like the ones we've seen out of syria. >> no more war! >> reporter: but it's an uphill battle with protest from atlanta to indianapolis this weekend. in europe, secretary of state john kerry is trying to shore up french support and is meeting today with arab leaders also divided on how to respond to syria. >> this concerns every american's security. this is not remote. this is not some far off place where something happened. >> reporter: in the coming days, the president will become his own best advocate. white house aides say he'll call
members of congress today. and tomorrow he'll sit for a half dozen interviews to air on the eve of his remarks to the country. >> if he can convince everyone that there is a plan and if things go wrong there's a plan b, i think he can actually sell people on this. >> reporter: and this week the president will also get an assist from the pro-israel lobby, apac, they're expected to send hundreds of lobbyists here in washington, erica, to press lawmakers to support action. >> so the administration is hoping these videos could be a game-changer, but are they seen as actually being one? >> reporter: i think that's a good question. the administration certainly hopes they will help change minds, but be very clear, none of these videos do anything to change the fact that they don't indicate who is responsible for the attack. both syria and its ally russia claim the rebels may have manipulated this. the administration says it isn't possible. but what's really at stake right now, the question for most lawmakers is what the u.s. response should be, whether in fact u.s. national interests,
national security, is at stake and whether u.s. intervention would make things better or make them worse. >> all right. peter alexander at the white house this morning. peter, thanks. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning to you. >> good morning, craig. >> you just heard pr peter that the president is going to be picking up the phone personally calling members of congress. take us inside that lobbying effort. what can president obama say? what is president obama perhaps going to be saying to these members of congress in an attempt to win congressional support? >> i think it's a limited message. i think he's saying, look, we can't allow chemical attacks to go on and have them unpunished, even in a civil war this crosses a red line. the president's own red line. it is simply too grave of circumstances to go unpunished. i think the follow-up will be, and i understand what i'm saying, i don't want to intervene in the war, i want to limit it to that. but we have to send a very strong message. >> to win support, the white house has launched a very
aggressive campaign, a p.r. campaign, a lobbying campaign, six interviews tomorrow, the primetime address on tuesday. there are some who are saying that this politically is about more than syria, that if the president loses this, this may be a hit from which his administration cannot recover. is that an accurate assessment or an exaggeration? >> when the president goes to congress to get authority to strike another country militarily and he doesn't get it, that would be a huge blow. so it's an enormous test for the presidency. it's an enormous test for his political standing as he tries to get other things done. but it's also a test for america right now in terms of our role in the world. and i think the president's trying to make the case he wants to do something very limited in nature. americans are saying, hey, why are we going to start another war? i think that's the perception a lot of people have. and how do you limit what the united states does? i think that's the real skepticism he's up against.
>> if the president, david, does not win congressional approval, what's the likelihood that he orders a strike anyway? >> i don't know the answer to that. i don't think anybody does. the president's made a couple things clear, he doesn't need congress' authority to act. that's his view. second is, he's made the case to say that america's credibility's on the line. he's made references to the holocaust during world war ii. he's created an imperative to act that i think has put him in a real predicament even if congress says no. >> david gregory, a big thank you to you on this sunday morning. we'll check back later for a preview of what's coming up on "meet the press". excitement at an all-time high in japan this morning with the news late yesterday that the olympics are coming back. it was a hard fought battle to get them, but tokyo will host the 2020 summer games. ann thompson is live in tokyo this morning with the reaction there. ann, i'm going to guess it's a pretty good one. >> reporter: it certainly is,
erica. the banners here along the famous ginza shopping district proclaim tokyo as a candidate city for the 2020 games, but it is indeed the host city and point of pride for the 9 million people who live here, most of whom were sound asleep when olympic president jacques rhodes made the call from buenos aires, half a world away. it was the moment japan had been waiting for. >> tokyo. >> reporter: back at home, pandemonium. >> the international olympic committee has given not just the city of tokyo, but the entire nation of japan an absolute shot in the arm. >> reporter: a shot in the arm for a nation facing a crisis from the fukushima daiichi crippled plapt. the aftermath of a tsunami years ago. >> people have rallied around
that part of the country that was destroyed. sports has actually caused people there to really rethink their priorities. it's been a band-aid of sorts. >> reporter: madrid and istanbul made strong presentations with videos, but japan's pitch was hard to top. the country has the experience hosting two winter games and the 1964 summer olympics also in tokyo. it is one of the world's most sophisticated cities in a sports-crazed nation. and one more thing, japan has deep pockets offering olympic officials the kind of financial support they just couldn't pass up. >> the japanese invited the ioc on a date and said we got $4.5 billion, you want it? hello, yes we want it. >> reporter: now, later today the olympic committee will have to decide which sport will be added to the 2020 games. the choices are wrestling, squash or baseball and softball. erica. >> big decision to be made. ann thompson in tokyo for us this morning. >> bring on the squash.
>> squash? >> no, bring on baseball. thomas roberts is here with a look at top news including some severe flash flooding out in utah. >> yeah, we're going to talk about that and much more. good morning, guys. good morning, everybody. this dramatic video is out of utah this morning. heavy rains in the town of alpine are causing these severe flash floods. now, residents were forced to evacuate their homes to escape the dangerous and fast-moving waters. other nearby neighborhoods were put on high alert. two separate skpr and dramatic shootings this morning, the first took place in arkansas where a 107-year-old man was killed by s.w.a.t. team officers. the man locked himself inside his bedroom, when the officers busted in on him, he shot at them and they fired back. and a teen in colorado was accidentally shot and killed by her friend after she jumped out of a closet to try to scare him. police arrested the shooter on unrelated charges. a new study out finding electronic cigarettes work just as well as nicotine patches,
that's helping smokers kick the habit. first major piece of research showing products can benefit smokers. the report comes just days after a study showing the number of high school students who have tried e-cigarettes is doubling. okay, so did you watch this? the top season tennis from the mens and womens sides, they're going to try to take down new york. because number one -- semifinal wins on saturday. today, serena williams and victoria azarenka will meet in the open finals. williams beat azarenka in the final set last year. we say happy birthday to the san diego zoo's giant panda. the cake is made of ice, bamboo, fruit and pureed yams. the zoo says it took four weeks to make. that is the news now. send it back to erica and craig.
>> hope he'll share. >> you never know. it's a five-foot tall cake. put it on the giant roller coaster in mission beach. >> we're not done with you yet either. thank you for the news. you're also going to be doing the weather for us as well. >> hold on, i have to leave now -- no, yes, i am going to be doing the weather now. i told dylan i was watching the weather channel incessantly. >> maybe you're sabotaging dylan's shot. >> we take another crack today. watch for strong storms in the northern plains and record september heat going to send temps to near 100 in parts of oklahoma and texas. and we need to warn for the flash floodings in desert southwest areas. nice conditions for most of the east coast. that is a check of your national forecast. if dylan dreyer
that is a look at your weather. and we will try to get dylan back. she has not quit this job to become a contestant. >> maybe that's what happened. >> maybe she's thrown her earpiece out and say i'm going to win this game. >> the heck with you people. >> yeah. thanks, thomas. now to a startling look at the future of america. a recent anonymous survey sent to incoming freshmen at harvard university show nearly half admitted to cheating at some point in their academic lives. as michelle franzen tells us, it's a growing problem for high schools and colleges across the
country. >> reporter: a troubling snapshot of tomorrow's leaders at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. harvard's campus newspaper "the krimson" conducted an e-mail survey over1600 incoming freshman. what they found is sure to upset any educator or parent. prior to college 42% admitted to cheating on a homework assignment. 17% admitted to cheating on take home work or papers. 10% say they've cheated on an exam. it's a reflection of what experts say is a national epidemic. >> right now the community pressure is, hey, it's okay, everybody's doing it, why not. >> reporter: earlier this year a survey from one national profit showed between 2008 and 2012 there were confirmed cases of widespread cheating and test manipulation in 37 states. over at yale, student andrea tor res says cheating was accepted among her high school classmates. >> i know friends i gave them my
homework occasionally i might have taken a few homework answers from other people. >> reporter: the news from harvard's newspaper follows an investigation into a cheating scandal at the school last year involving dozens of students who shared exam answers. the renowned university says that it's educating harvard professors and students to foster a culture of honesty and integrity setting the tone that is better to make the grade than fake the grade. for "today," michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >> so we put this question to you ask at today.com if you've ever cheated in high school or college. thanks for your honesty. 52% say you did, 48% said no. i'm a rule follower, but as my mother-in-law will test you, i'm not a fence washer. >> i do think the internet, especially with smartphones have probably made it considerably easier to cheat. >> absolutely. >> i'm not saying a word. >> he's not saying a word. >> no. >> your silence speaks volumes. >> interesting. >> well, no, i will just say the
boys that have worn ties since first grade, you will know if you put -- >> where to hide the cheat sheet? >> helping children all over america. >> all the parochial kids out there, if you wear a tie. >> learn something new every day. forecasters started talking about how many hurricanes we could expect for this year, we were told so brace ourselves. well, so far we've been bracing, not much is happening, and frankly, no one's complaining. here's dylan with a look at what's going on. >> we have tropical storm gabrielle. >> barry, dorian, gabrielle, never heard of them? that's probably because they never made landfall. they're just a few of the more than half a dozen storms that have fizzled out this hurricane season. >> we've had seven named storms so far in the atlantic, but on average we see about six. so we're about average on the number of named storms, but what we haven't had in the atlantic is a hurricane. >> a lot of the water has just
been whipping its way across. >> reporter: by this time last year several hurricanes had already swept through. storms likerr ernesto. scientists at the national hurricane center predicted this would be another active year with as many as 11 hurricanes. on average there are about six hurricanes a year, so why are things so calm? >> it's likely a combination of strong winds and dry air at the mid-levels of the atmosphere. >> reporter: but with half a season left to go and the warm surface temperature on the ocean, experts say we're not out of the woods or water just yet. >> what we do know is that typically our busiest part of the hurricane season is the latter half of the season. so good reminder for residents not to be complacent. >> by the way, it latest we've gone without a named hurricane hitting the u.s., september 11th, which is of course just three days away. >> could break a record. >> knock some wood here, we could break a record.
>> yeah. all right. up next here on "today," we are going to introduce you to the high school football player who skipped the locker room half-time strategy talk meetings. he went for a little something else. that story right after this. that you find yourself at the corner of "a little flu shot" and "a world of difference." now through october 14th, when you get any immunization at walgreens, we'll help provide a lifesaving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the u.n. foundation's shot at life campaign. together, we can supply up to three million vaccines. it's easy to make a difference at walgreens. simply get a shot. and give a shot. at the corner of happy and healthy. woah! what? it's called a smoky eye. [ 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.
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lights. am i excited for the game tonight? is i'm excited. >> reporter: in the halls of the episcopal school of dallas -- >> i'm well rounded. >> reporter: he is 6'3", 335 pounds. but the senior is known for his huge personality. >> armond has tried every different hat that he can try. >> so then it's 55 sent meters per second. >> reporter: he's a stellar student and actor. >> he cried half the night. >> reporter: and then there's his voice. ♪ >> reporter: you can't be armond's size and not play high school football in north texas, when the friday lights come on, it is his time to shine on the field in more ways than one. armond is number 72. >> come on, ar mopped, let's go. >> reporter: he's drawn scholarship attention from major colleges, but at halftime he
puts on a show for the friday night faithful. armond is a cheerleader. >> his toes go up to here which is higher than any of the girls. >> he's going to get 24, 30 on the vertical jump, it's crazy what this kid does. >> reporter: what do you love about cheerlead iing? >> cheer is a sport and at the same time it's entertainment, an art. >> reporter: it restored his spirit. he spent most of eighth grade partially paralyzed after a football neck injury. he couldn't play but he could cheer. >> that was the first sport that i played when i got out of the wheelchair. and i experienced such a great teamwo teamwork. >> reporter: when doctors cleared him to play football again this year, armond told his coach, only on one condition. >> i have to cheer and be able to play football and he would have to figure that one out. >> reporter: now this bulldozer of a nose tackle is ready to
combine his unique skills on his next quarterback set. >> you think you can scare me, and maybe you'll say boo. but last time i just checked, i just tackled you. >> reporter: for "today" randy mcill wane, nbc news, dallas, texas. >> i love it. i love it. >> he is awesome. i love the kid. >> a renaissance man to say the least. still ahead on a sunday morning, prince andrew's interesting run-in with buckingham palace guards. it's game time and we're talking with courtney about the walmart low price guarantee, backed by ad match. chips for game time. chips are a go to snack in my house. look at that price at walmart. that's a pretty good price. i told you, walmart's always working to lower costs so you get more savings. pizza! my son's favorite food. look at walmart's price. awesome! if you find a lower advertised price they'll match it at the register. really? yeah! see, now you have everything you need for game time. that was easy. i know! ready? wow! that's the walmart low price guarantee backed by ad match. save time and money before the big game, bring in ads from your local stores and see for yourself.
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looking live at a very pretty start with a little bit of fog there in san francisco. squished over the water, it looks like. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with rob may eda. it's nice to see the cool fog. >> starting to come back. we'll see cooling. another hot day. looking at 50s and 60s right now. got the 49ers kiging off against the packers this afternoon. football, 70s and 80s for the game. baseball, the giants and the a's. in the america's cup, just a critical map sports wise, but the weather looks good. 70s andate at80s. near 100 degrees inland today. one more hot day tomorrow and
then the sea breeze takes hold. >> thank you very much, rob. we begin with a developing story in the south bay where it's been a violent and deadly weekend. this morning, san jose police are searching for the man they say stabbed his wife to death. police found the woman with at least one stab wound around 10:45 last night inside her home on dakota drive, not far from andrew hill high school. the woman was pronounced dead at the scene and police tell us the suspect is the husband. he apparently ran from the home into the neighborhood. this killing is the city's 36th homicide of the year. >> and a man is fighting for his life this morning after he was shot in another san jose neighborhood. this shooting happened at a home near mckie and white road after 5:00 last night. when officers arrived, they found a 38-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to his chest. he was taken to the hospital and overnight police tell uz his condition worsened and his injuries are now considered life
threatening. so far, no arrests in the shooting. witnesses, though, say they heard an argument and then gunfire. >> this morning, fire crews are still at the scene of a brush fire that burned dangerously close to a neighborhood in south san francisco. it happened near hillside boulevard and chestnut avenue around 2:00 yesterday afternoon. the fire spread quickly and burned about 40 acres on the south side of san burno mountain. it drew resources from ten different agencies, helicopters, more than 50 firefighters on the ground as well. in the end, crews managed to keep the fire away from homes but dozens of people had to evacuate. >> with this heat, you know, you hear the fire at yosemite, you know, look, i have a goosebump, just the thought of it is very sca scary. >> fire crews spent all last night watching the fire. they're spending part of the day making sure there's no flare-ups because of the conditions. the cause of the fire is under
we are back on this sunday morning, september 8, 2013. a great crowd out here with us at rockefeller plaza. coming out to say hello, se celebrate some birthdays. we have a 12th birthday right behind us. so happy birthday. a lot to come this half hour. to say the nerves may be on edge at buckingham palace may be an understatement. there was a break-in. today we are learning about a case of mistaken identity. armed palace guards may have not realized the queen's son was actually the queen's son thinking he was perhaps an intruder and the scary moments that followed are just ahead. kind of a rough one for prince andrew. >> that has to be a blow to your
royal ego. >> i think so, yeah. time for another round of mario's top three. march wroe is back. there he is right there. he's back with his picks of some of the newest it technology gizmos out there. if you ever wondered what to do with your old eye phone, he has something you'll want to it hear about. and a group of war veterans are doing something they love to do. they sacrificed for the country and now it's time for them to play on their field of dreams. i will introduce you to the group who made their dreams come true and how i surprised my brother. >> we're so glad you're back. >> do you feel threatened now that i'm back? >> i do. i want a new name. i would like to be known as ridge thermometer. coming up later on, these are a group of acrobats, dancers and more, raising up the ranks at "america's got talent." this morning some of the group is here on the plaza to show
what's they are all about and they are amazing and talented. >> we'll have you demonstrate. >> doing it all. >> your tights are backstage. it will be great. >> i'll be back. first a final check of the weather with dylan who made it back from "the million second quiz." >> i'm not trying to slack off on weekends. i do enjoy doing the weather, but, you know, i was on the set of "the million second quiz," which premieres tomorrow night at 8:00, just to take this picture. >> i like it. >> and then i came back. the live shot actually went down. so i am back. it's not too far away. i did make it back to the second half hour of the show. but weatherwise it is actually going to be pretty nice in the northeast but in the middle l of the country especially the northern plains there is the chance we could see some strong storms later on this after than a with damaging winds, flash flood i flooding and large hail with those storms especially across parts of the dakotas. you can see the heavy rain is coming down and that threat will continue throughout the day today. it is producing heavy rain in the fargo area as well. it's all along this stationary
front that could bring a couple of so, again, "the million second quiz" premieres tomorrow night at 8:00, 7:00 sevcentral, right here on nbc. also to top's top spot that comes to us from our affiliate in atlanta, wxia. it's the yellow daisy festival. how pretty. what started as a small event 45 years ago, is now the largest
outdoor arts and crafts festival. every september people gather to celebrate the blooming of the yellow daisy with beautiful pottery, jewelry, and other fun crafts. if you're in the area, stop by. erica? >> we'll have to do that, dylan. thanks. prince andrew's no stranger to buckingham palace but to a couple of armed guards he may have looked like somebody who didn't belong. outside the palace with more on what happened when they came face-to-face. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. so this is extraordinary. on monday an intruder is able to get inside the palace. tuesday one the most recognizable men in britain is stopped outside by armed officers. a sign, perhaps, that things are a little tense down here. at buckingham palace another security scare, another embarrassing episode for the police. this time prince andrew, the queen's son, enjoying an early evening stroll in the palace gardens, when he was stopped and challenged by armed officers.
britain's "sunday express" newspaper says the prince was pounced upon by officers who shouted, put your hands up, and, get on the ground. it's claimed there was a tense standoff until police realized their terrible mistake. >> the armed officer would have seen this man and said get down on the floor. it probably only last add few seconds but the truth of it is they do have to follow procedure even though, of course bs prince andrew is very recognizable. >> reporter: all this two days after a man was able to evade security and reach the palace's priceless works of art. he was arrested on suspicion of burglary in the state rooms not far from the royal apartments where the queen lives. she has been on her summer vacation in scotland enjoying the highland games not commenting on the controversy back home. a security review is under way but one former royal bodyguard says she is unlikely to allow more protection at the palace. >> the queen herself decides what level of security she wants. now what she wants the people
nationally and internationally to see her and she doesn't want to be cocooned and barricaded behind a fortress. >> reporter: the metropolitan police confirmed two uniformed officers approached a man in the guardens of buckingham palace to verify his identity. they say no weapons were drawn and no force was used. of as for prince andrew, it's reported he was livid. we have just heard that the metropolitan police have apologized to prince andrew. he has accepted. and in a statement we just got, he said i'm grateful for her apology and look forward to a safe stroll in the garden in the future. >> that one probably won't happen again. thank you. up next, book lovers rejoice. mario armstrong's top tech picks include how you can easily bounce between a traditional book and your ereader. i've been
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this morning on mario's top three, the latest tech trends that mario armstrong wants you to know about including an app that could protect your home. always nice to see you. good morning. >> good to see you as well. you were up tweeting late last night. >> i was. and you tweeted back but i was asleep by the time i saw it. i followed your advice, subliminally and i went to bed. so there is a lot of talk about a new iphone coming out, possibly very soon. >> right. >> when you upgrade, though, a lot of people don't want to get rid of the old one but they're not sure what to do with it. >> there's a free app called present and if you download it onto that older iphone or older
ipad or device you can use that as a remote camera so think of it as a nanny cam, even a baby monitor or security camera. you can get audio and video that you're monitoring. right now we have one camera that's pushing out into the studio but i can actually watch that camera. this is my old ipad. this is my old ipad. then on my phone i can see that same video feed. i could be at the office, i could be on a jog. i could be anywhere. >> if you didn't want to do that, you would have to use it on a wi-fi connection? >> that's a good point. all you need is wi-fi. at home the camera is connected via wi-fi so you don't need to pay any data fees. >> this is kind of fun. there's one option. the second one i'm really excited about. this is for people who love books. sometimes i have a real book, i read on a device. now we can merge the two. how is this going to work? >> it's like peanut butter and jelly. >> hey, a fine combination.
>> amazon is coming out with something in october the that is called match book, kindle match book. the whole idea is let's say you purchased "men are from mars women are from venus" way back in the day. >> i don't know what you mean by that. >> let's say you want the book and you want the electronic version, you can go into your history, look up your account, see what you've purchased, and then get that electronic book at the a minimum of half off. >> this is any book that i bought through amazon. >> great distinction. through amazon. >> if i have an ipad but want to share, i have the kindle feature i can share with my mom. >> you can still share things. you don't have to have a kindle in order to read an ebook. you just need the kindle app. the kindle app is free. so mom can download the kindle app on any of her devices. >> she has a kindle on the ipad and we share that way. too much information for you. >> too deep.
>> some of the books you say half price at the most. >> the maximum cost is $2.99. it could go down to free. it's up to the publish er. amazon said it has to be 50% off what it would normal cost at a minimum. >> i love it. it's a great idea. >> only about 10,000 titles to start in october but they'll get more. >> we all start small. you have another fun thing for us. >> that's right. >> this is so i can watch my videos, look at my photos in a lot of different places. >> so this is called the google chrome cast. a lot of people have been talking about this. what this does, you connect it to the port on your tv, you have to have wi-fi at home. but as long as you do, you download the app onto your phone and then basically any device, samsung, android, but other devices as well, and you can watch the video or photos or tv shows instead of on your tablet or device push it to your big screen tv. >> i love that. >> that is a streaming player so people heard of apple tv or r u
roku, this does the same thing. >> if i subscribe to netflix -- >> that's right. >> if i have app on my phone i can now watch it on my tv? >> that's right. you are no longer sitting there watching -- even having a tablet is great in bed but why when you probably have a 40 inch or larger screen television just hit the button, cast it right to your television and so youtube, netflix and other partners. >> you don't have an app to fix a broken ipad screen, though, do you? >> i don't have an app for that. this thing is only $35. >> i love that. >> that's what makes it so awesome. >> we had a little accident. >> this is a bad accident. a cracked ipad. now i've shown you -- >> my son did the same thing. he slammed it on the floor. >> get a good case. get apple care. use that app -- >> and turn it into a webcam. always nice to see you. if you want more details on mario's top three logon to our website, today.com. still to come this morning, a story you definitely don't want
to miss. they'll have you talking about it all day. dylan surprises her hero, her brother, a disabled air force v veteran, with a chance to play ball with his heroes at fenway park. [ female announcer ] the best thing about this bar it's not a candy bar. 130 calories 7 grams of protein the fiber one caramel nut protein bar.
some of the country's fearest prfear e fiercest protectors get to play competitive softball. >> they're part after group called the wounded warrior team. dylan spent the day with them before a game in boston recently. there is something much more personal and close to home for you, diylan. >> there certainly is. my brother would never call himself an mvp but, to mae, that is what mike is. and he got the surprise of a lifetime when he got to pitch for the team at his beloved fenway park. >> the members of the wounded warriors. >> this is what it looks like to see a dream come true. >> the united states air force -- >> for as long as i can remember my brother, mike, has felt most at home with a ball in his hand and dirt under his feet. he was a senior airman in the united states air force, but soon after serving his kcountry
lost his right leg in an accident at work when a two-ton steel plate fell on it. >> 12 years ago i had no idea i would even be playing in a ball game, whether it's in the backyard or organized baseball somewhere let alone sitting here getting ready to play at fenway park. this is beyond a dream come true. >> he's my hero. so i spraysed him, flying in from seattle to boston to play with the wounded warrior amputee softball team. >> these guys are my heroes. i can't explain it. >> founder david van fleet. what is the message you are trying to send? >> these guys were defending our country and they did it very well. they suffered a serious injury and they recovered from that injury and that they are getting back on with their lives and they're trying to give back to the community in a number of ways. >> in just two years the team, surprised of 20 amputee veterans if around the country, has traveled to 55 cities in 25 states. each soldier proving that life without a limb is limitless.
>> i was in afghanistan. i was serving with the 101st airborne division and chaos, smoke, disorientation. i didn't know what was going on really at the moment. >> nicholas clark also lost his leg serving in afghanistan. what does this team do for you. >> it's like being back in the service again. when we get on the field it's like going on a mission. >> and with another surprise for my brother -- his wife, two daughters, our mom and family. >> it's been his dream to go out there and play. he fights hard. i'm just so proud. so proud. >> mike stepped onto his field of dreams. we grew up picking on each other and till make fun of each other, but it sucks to have had him have to go through this. but now he has something that kind of takes it away a little bit. he's happy, he's having fun. because this is what a dream realized looks like, my hero
playing with his heroes, a moment bigger than any. >> man -- >> and you see that smile on his face, i mean, tears in my eyes. it was the most special day to be able to do this for him and, you know, this whole team, they play all akrs the country every si single weekend. so if you can look up online when their schedule is, when they're playing in your town, i promise, it is the most inspiring game you'll ever go to. >> such a great story. you have us all in tears. >> it's so great, though, and such gratitude for our military members, that we have for all of them, but it's so wonderful to see how they are living full and complete lives. and i love the fact that you were with your brother. you said you picked on him. that picture of him with the glasses, the goggles as a kid, obviously the vision in the dreyer household is stellar. >> and what a great sister you are. that was really cool.
>> i remember when his accident happened. it was one of those things for the last ten years, what can i do for him? he's my brother. he's my older brother. this was one of those opportunities and he loves playing ball. and all of these guys do. and now they're just doing what they love. >> dylan, how great is that at fenway? >> what a dream come true. thank you for sharing. >> dylan, thanks. the day we rescued riley was a truly amazing day. he was a matted mess in a small cage. so that was our first task, was getting him to wellness. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from contractors and doctors to dog sitters and landscapers, you can find it all on angie's list. we found riley at the shelter, and found everything he needed at angie's list. join today at angieslist.com
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as if they're weightless. that is only a small tidbit of what these ladies can do. >> man, no room for error there. >> none. >> none at all. we're very excited to have them with us this morning. they have actually made it to the finals of "america's got talent" airing this tuesday and wednesday. you guys are going to show off some of your moves, too. >> first we need to get a little detail from you, though. you guys both perfeorm with the group and your group is a lot larger with a number of you this morning. did you think as you're going into this, and you just turned 10, happy belated birthday, this is a nice birthday gift to make it this far. >> it really is a nice birthday gift. we were flying out on my birthday so it was pretty cool and just to be here is amazing. >> yeah. you said new york's a little bit different than home? >> it real hadly is because there's a small portion of grass here. >> yeah, i'll tell you where the
good parks are in a little bit. what's it like for to you get to this point in the competition? does it feel like there's more pressure? >> it's absolutely amazing, comes with are more pressure but we're ready to take it on. we've been practicing a lot. we're excited. >> you are quite the big deal in farmington, missouri. how supportive has that town been? >> our hometown, they're incredible. we have an ice cream named after us, parades named for us. >> you guys are fantastic. we want to get out of your way so you can show everybody what you do. >> thank you. ♪ and you're going to hear me roar ♪ ♪ you're going to hear me roar ♪
you'll hear me roar ♪ ♪ you're going to hear me roar >> you make it look so easy. >> macy, ella, big thanks to you, big thanks to all of you. of course that's not it. >> no. >> that's just the tip of the iceberg. >> a small portion. >> you can see how the girls do during "america's got talent" tuesday night, wednesday night as well. >> we will be watching. thanks again, guys. before we go, we want to check in with david gregory for a look at what's coming up on "meet the press." good morning. good morning, erica. coming up on "meet the press" the president's chief of staff, dennis mcdonough joins me live as president obama makes the case to a skeptical public for military strikes in syria plus inside the congressional debate, i'll talk to three key house members from across the country in our political roundtable all coming up this morning on "meet the press." we'll be watching, david, thanks. that's going to do it for this sunday morning edition of "today." >> i thank you, craig and
right now on today in the bay, a developing story in the south bay where police are searching for the man who allegedly stabbed his own wife to death. it's the latest killing in what has been a violent weekend in san jose. plus -- >> to see my father just laying there. i can't bring him back. >> a family mourning the shooting death of their father. a shocking new revolution about the person who police have in custody. >> plus, firefighters on alert after a brush fire burned dangerously close to homes on the peninsula. we'll tell you why conditions are expected to be even worse today. this is today in the bay. good morning.