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good morning, getting worse. record setting rains refused to let up overnight forcing thousands of colorado residents to flee their homes. a deadly surge of mud, water and rocks causes widespread devastation. we will go there live. >>fire storm, a massive blaze ravages the boardwalk at the jersey shore less than a year after super storm sandy. >> when i got my first full briefing before i left trenton to come here. i said to my staff, i feel like i want to throw up. >> so, can jersey be strong again? and up and down. an american trying to cross the atlantic propelled only by
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helium balloons attempts to land. we will tell you what is next for him, friday, september 13th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 on the west coast. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning. i'm savannah guthrie with al roker and natalie morales. >> it breaks your heart when you think of how hard they worked to rebuild the section of the broad walk and shops and overtaken by flames. new concerns to the deadly flood waters in colorado. we have nbc's joe fryer. good morning, joe. >> reporter: good morning, matt.
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a nerve wrecking feeling. roads like this are a common sight in the area making it hard to get around. so far in colorado, at least three people have died and the dangers are not over. overnight sirens in downtown boulder warn residents to move to higher ground as flood waters continue to rise. in commerce city near denver, a mandatory neighborhood evacuation over fears a massive dam could break. dams are failing under the pressure of record-breaking rainfall. in some spots, a foot in less than two days. flooding roads and cutting off communities. in a town of lafayette, swollen waters took out a bridge. rescue crews trying to flipped a car partially submerged fear until they hear a man inside pound on the floorboard.
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>> nothing in my career i heard something so dramatic. we thought somebody would be expired in that car. he survived. it is a miracle. >> reporter: in boulder, the foothills are not safer with the water and free-falling mud which slid into gary chambers' house. >> right here, it is horrendous sound. >> reporter: the creek last week was dry and now it is strong enough to chew through the driveway. >> we will be stuck here. >> reporter: just up the road, neighbors grab their cat and flee as the waters hit their driveway and more. >> the banks are eroding. the house is in jeopardy. >> reporter: nature brought so many in the area and now it is what is keeping them away. colorado has brought in the national guard to help and the president has approved emergency
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federal disaster relief. still many businesses here plan to stay closed today, including the university of colorado. matt and savannah. >> thank you, joe. >> we spoke to jerry morrell, the fire chief of colorado. we asked him what they are expecting today. >> we are expecting more rain today. it will clear up a bit and more rain. we are preparing for the worst. rising flood waters through the region. >> has it been difficult to try to evacuate people given so many roads are washed out? >> yes, it has been extremely difficult to get people motivated, i guess is the biggest thing, to move and get out of harm's way. >> as we saw in the piece a few moments ago, you were part of an incredible rescue. i know you shot some video of it as it was unfolding on your own
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phone. can you tell me what happened? >> about 5:00 in the morning, somewhere around there, we got a call for an accident with injuries. we got to the scene and we found three cars at the bottom of the ravi ravine. a creek of flowing water. there should have been a road there, but it was gone. all three cars ended up in the drink, if you will. one person was evacuated and we had two car was water rescues to get people out. >> i know you have a lot to deal with. we appreciate your time. lafayette fire chief. thank you. good luck today. >> thank you very much. al has his eye on the flooding. >> unfortunately we will see a lull. we will show you what is coming. the rainfall that has fallen is spectacular in that we're talking about areas getting more rain in a 24-hour period than they do in a year.
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colorado springs, 9 inches of rain. aurora, 12 inches. there is more coming as you can see another slug of moisture coming up into denver and boulder. the meadow lake dam area. upper low is just sitting there. it is not moving fast because the jet stream is up to the north. that allowed tons of moisture to stream into the area. we have flood watches from idaho into texas. why? because we're expecting over the next 24 hours another 3 to 4 inches of rain from central new mexico where they are seeing flooding, not as bad, but flooding on into denver. already the university of boulder is reporting 25% of the buildings have been damaged by water. parts of i-25 have water over them. the boulder creek overrun its banks. the jersey shore facing tough times. another round of devastation. this time from a raging fire and it is taking a toll on the
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community recovering from super storm sandy. we have kristen dahlgren with more on the hot spots. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. we are now 18 hours after this fire got started and they are still pouring water on it trying to make sure none of the hot spots reignite. to give you some idea of how bad this fire was, four blocks on the boardwalk completely gone. you guys were just here. you were with governor christie after super storm sandy. a lot of people thought it could not get worse. they woke up to the realization they were wrong. >> this is obviously a just unthinkable situation for us to be standing here and watching this. >> reporter: the thick black smoke could be seen for miles as wind-swept flames hit the boardwalk taking down business after business.
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many just reopened after devastated by super storm sandy. >> this is worse than sandy. >> reporter: the "today" show was just there when the boardwalk opened. >> this is a recipe. >> reporter: now? >> do you think anything is left? >> no, it is flattened. it is smoldering. >> reporter: he was there as a fire first caught thursday afternoon. >> suddenly black smoke billowing out from underneath the boardwalk. >> the store's on fire. don't go in! >> reporter: moments captured on the home video for the local news. once it started, it was almost impossible to stop. >> a wind that was 35 miles an hour blow from the south that really fueled the flames. >> reporter: within hours, the fire grew to ten alarms. 400 firefighters around the state in a desperate battle forced to fight the blaze from
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above and use heavy machinery to tear into the newly rebuild boardwalk to build a fire break. with the businesses already gusted, in many cases, it was too late. >> when i got my first full briefing, i said to my staff, i feel like i'm going to throw up. >> reporter: governor christie took in the devastation three months after he reopened the boardwalk on memorial day weekend. a place set for so many which was the essence of the new jersey town. >> this is my childhood. not eaven a year after sandy. >> reporter: people waking up this morning to start rebuilding yet again. >> this is us. as soon as this is over, we will pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off and get back to work. >> reporter: the governor expected to do another briefing shortly here and take a look from the area. you see the scope of the damage. the investigation into what caused this is getting under way today.
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it is still too early to determine the financial cost, but the emotional toll is very great around here. think about this, matt, we spoke to the owner in that piece, he had to flee from his home during sandy. he was storing baby pictures here and now they are all gone. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you very much. we have the chief fire coordinator from ocean county. mr. gabriel, good morning. >> good morning. >> are there still hot spots this morning? >> we still have a few hot spots at the southern section of the fire perimeter. we are not overly concerned about them, but it is more matter of getting our job done. >> the images are startling. it looked like a wall of flames by the wind and tar roofs.
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what was your biggest challenge? >> the biggest challenge was the wind and wind-driven fire brands and embers blowing fire out ahead of us and behind us. that was the big issue. the wind was the biggest factor. >> i understand at one point, firefighters had to cut a trench to stop the fire and actually had to cut through new boardwalk so the fire would not jump over it. >> we had to do that twice, sir. first time we put all of our defenses in place and the fire just came on too hard, too fast. we could not do anything with it. we dropped back to the second point of defense and we did the same thing over again. cut another trench in the new boardwalk, unfortunately. that is where we made a stand. that is where all the units who did one heck of a job basically stopped the forward progress degreof the fire. >> you live in the area, brian. what are the emotions this
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morning? >> i think on the fire side, i think our guys are good. i think our guys are tired. i don't think there is anything emotional after what we have been through after the last year. the emotional side is feeling bad for the business owners trying to get back up and running. >> we wish you luck. brian gabriel, thank you for talking to us. so sad. we were all there on memorial day weekend with the governor and first lady of new jersey. everybody's spirits were so high because so much had been accomplished in a short period of time. >> so much energy and hope and i think pride that it was rebuilt so fast. the first summer since sandy, they were looking good and people were coming out. heart breaking to see what has happened there. >> especially given the history of all those buildings and memories in that. rebuilding will be difficult. >> people rebuilding their own homes and now rebuilding their businesses a second time over. we have new developments overnight.
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secretary of state john kerry is overseas meeting on syria. >> those talks continue with another round of crucial talks over syria and the chemical weapons. u.s. and russian officials meeting in geneva over syria handing over the chemical weapons. secretary of state john kerry calls the talks constructive. one day after syria asked to join the chemical weapons convention. russia's president putin said the move has what he calls serious intention. the taliban is claiming responsibility for a car bomb and gunfire attack on the consulate in herat in afghanistan. all of the americans in the consulate are safe. seven attackers were killed. a new nbc poll this morning indicates the impact is still being felt from the meltdown that started five years ago this
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week. the president took office just after the crisis was over, but many are disappointed. 45% now approve of the president's handling of the economy in our poll. 52% disapprove. chuck todd is political director. chuck, with the gridlock congress, does the president has a shot of turning that around and improving on that image? >> we will see. all of it is a disconnect. middle america looks at what has happened and their own economic status and they are in stagnation mode. wall street is in a much better place and they see it and they don't like it. you have that issue and the president's credibility, this is five straight months he has been upside down on the economy. that, in turn, has helped republicans modestly. more people pick the republican party over the democratic party on issues dealing with the economy, but they don't trust
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the republicans in the relating to the middle class. you have complete distrust. >> the poll found that a lot of people describe themselves as poor or middle class. they feel stuck there. what does this issay about the so-called american dream? >> this poll was the most striking thing. you have a majority of the folks in the poor or working class. they don't feel they can climb up to the next rung of the middle ladder. six years ago, a majority thought in the categories thought they would get out. >> chuck todd, thank you. speak of wall street. we have mary thompson joining us. one tweet from twitter getting attention. >> a tweet deal. twitter has filed to go public with 200 million customers. the ipo will be the most anticipated in the tech world
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since facebook. unlucky number 13 is hurting sales at men's warehouse. the retailer of tuxedos and suits says sales are down because superstitious brides don't want to marry in 2013. stocks are higher that retail sales rose less than expected during the month of august. natalie, back to you. >> mary, thanks so much. new parents, prince william and the duchess of cambridge were out for a national conversation society. it happened on the same date that prince william will step down from the military to devote more time to charities. this came two months after the birth of their son. they are both looking great. amazing how she got back right away. >> he looks fabulous. >> love the two. >> gets equal time. it is all about catherine. >> since you brought her up, she also looks fabulous. >> mr. roker, how about a check
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of the weather? let's see what we have out west. we are looking at the beautiful day in the pacific northwest. medford, oregon, 97 today. phoenix, arizona, 101. l.a., 86 and sunshine. we have that wet weather and cooler in denver at 69 degrees. east coast is good with loyower humidity. we will get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. the timing, the actions, the reactions. everything has to synch up. my expenses are no different. receipt match from american express synchronizes your business expenses. just shoot your business card receipts and they're automatically matched up with the charges on your online statement. i'm john kaplan and i'm a member of a synchronized world. this is what membership is. this is what membership does.
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>> happy friday. you made it. we have a really good looking day shaping up. our weather here the envy of the nation. the only caveat, low cloud cover over san jose. that's going to keep us cool later on. we have quite a bit of fog and flight delays out of sfo this morning as a result. 66 degrees in san francisco, still staying warm in the heat of the day, 72 in santa cruz. 78 here in san jose and 86 degrees on the way to livermore. now a scene that looks like it is straight out of the animated movie "up." a man soaring through the sky using colored helium balloons in an attempt to cross the atlantic. this was so cool until it wasn't so cool. this guy took off from maine trying to make it across the atlantic with 360 something helium balloons. >> he had to land in newfoundland, canada 12 hours
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later because he was so busy manning the controls, he was not able to sleep at all. he's an i.t. manager from raleigh, north carolina. he was the first to cross using this method. >> when they were talking about his trip, depending on weather patterns, he could land anywhere between iceland and morocco. >> hard to pinpoint your pick up. could you pick me up in -- >> i wonder if he will do it again. >> he was reached for comment -- i might try it again. >> i didn't know where you were going. >> with the helium. >> i have a bag of cheetos for you. >> somebody will use the video of that. coming up, i'll have to explain that to my kids. how would you like two tickets
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to hawaii for $15? the glitch that led to the frenzy. and nicole kidman being knocked to the ground by a papparazo. what she is saying about this, [ wind howling ]
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as we move forward on in this friday morning, we will hear from the dad who took extreme measures to teach his daughter about inappropriate clothing. >> i cannot see that. >> and julie talks about plastic surgery she had and the reason she did it. that is after your local news.
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♪ how did he not see that coming? 7:26. good morning. i'm jon kelley. we can tell you all lanes on southbound 101 in san jose have reopened following a fatal crash. the chp says a car hit a pedestrian near brokaw road before 11:00 last night. officers say the driver did stay on scene and is cooperating with thez/ authorities. two southbound lanes they were immediately shut down along with the north fi63no carrierringrin0
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that foggy breeze making the low clouds span all the way inland. this is sunol and temperatures are going to be comfortable because of the cloudy start. mid-80s today. 79 degrees on the way to santa teresa and right here in san jose. i know what you want, the weekend forecast. looking good for your outdoor plans all across the bay area. no major changes. if you are trying to hit the beach, saturday looking sunnier and warmer than what we expect for you on sunday. the last full weekend of summertime. let's check on the drive. friday light this morning? >> overall but we had a problem.
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it has recovered. and in sunol where you showed nice weather, before you get there through pleasanton it's jammed up castlewood an earlier crash involving a motorcycle. so /b1 get the slow drive out of pleasanton all the way down to castlewood clearing by the time you get to the weather shot that christina showed you. there is the south bay with the northbound route slow. 87 coming into downtown.
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7:30 on friday morning. it is friday, september 13th. the morning after a devastating fire on the jersey shore where flames wiped out a boardwalk recently hit after super storm sandy. and in colorado, a different story, but as devastated. no immediate relief in sight for folks as thousands more are forced to flee from raging flood waters. we are following both of the breaking stories. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer and al roker and natalie morales. we have joe in colorado. >> reporter: the rain has died down a little, matt.
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thousands have been evacuated from boulder and communities between here and denver. we know that water has gone over the tops of at least a dozen dams and a few other dams have given way all together. last night, we heard warnings to get to higher ground. there were reports of a 30-foot surge of water and mud heading toward boulder. that surge dissipated before reaching down. matt and savannah. >> joe, thanks very much. we appreciate it. meantime we will go forward. just ahead, we will give you a peek at the nonstop work that has been going on in our studio to get it ready for monday's big reveal. we are so excited to show you our new digs. >> it is looking really good. and nicole kidman knocked down by a paparazzo here in new york city on a bike. renewing the celebrity fight
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against celebrity on photographers. and air fares, trying to get them cheap, is a challenge. on wednesday, some thought they won the lottery. nbc's kerry sanders explains. >> reporter: united used to be known as the friendly skies airline, but thursday, they were the unbelievably friendly airline thanks to a computer glitch at the price of a latte. someone in united entered wrong fare information into the system. the result? the price of a ticket was zero plus fees, of course. >> so i went and looked and thought of the most expensive place i could think of. hawaii came to mind. i checked it out and found two tickets round trip for $15. >> reporter: any other time two tickets from houston to honolulu would be $1,714.
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it was the same story all over the country. no matter where you were flying from. a flight to orlando, just $3.20. to washington, d.c., just $5. las vegas, $6.40. boston and los angeles, both just $10. >> i was afraid to put my credit card number in first. i thought, you know what? i'll do it. >> reporter: the news took off on social media. one post read, this can't stick, but just in case, i booked 14 and counting. the glitch lasted about 15 minutes before it was corrected. united isn't saying if it will honor the tickets, just we are in the process of evaluating this and as always, we'll do what is appropriate. but for now, hopes are sky high. >> it was real. i got my confirmation. thank you, united. >> reporter: for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, miami. >> have you ever had one of
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those too good to be true moment moments? >> that was one. >> i tried to take $100 out of my checking account and i reached down and there was $400. i did not know if it came out of my account or if i should report it. >> what did you do? >> i bought a great shirt. the bank said it came from my account. >> my dad would go to the atm and i said, dad, did you win? yeah, honey, i won. >> that tells us a lot. >> that is my financial issues. >> let's get a check of the weather. temperatures have cooled down thanks to the high pressure moving through. the heat in the southwest and pacific northwest. tomorrow as the front slides to the south, you see cooler temperatures, 60s in the great lakes and mid-atlantic states. 90s in the southwest. by sunday, from the plains
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across the great lakes and into the northeast, it is going to be gorgeous. i want to show you something going on right now. this happened yesterday. this is off kenosha, wisconsin, off the lake there. look at that water spout. basically a tornado over water. fortunately nobody injured. that is pretty spe >> ?i87:35. happy friday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. i want to show you a live picture completely socked in in san francisco. that's the embarcadero under that fog. we're going to see pretty good weather later on for the super yacht regatta on the san francisco bay. the fog forcing flight delays at about an hour and a half at this point. 67 degrees in the city by the bay. 76 in oakland. 78 degrees here in san jose. we stay steady for saturday and cooler sunday. that's your latest weather. and now, it's time for the week to come to an end.
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to bring you, what you have been waiting for. that's right. it's sunday night, football night, in america which only happens on nbc. we have got a good one. the 49ers heading into centurylink field. cloudy, showers, temperatures upper 60s to 70s as the 49ers take on the seahawks on sunday night, football night in america. back to you. >> nice. >> feel like all is right in the world that you're doing that again. >> all is good when al does that. >> thank you very much. what was the deal with nicole kidman and this paparatzo. >> she was coming back from a fashion show. as she was returning she was hit by a photographer on a bike on the sidewalk. she was injured. she wasn't badly injured but understandably shaken. >> nicole kidman may press charges against a paparazzi that crashed into her on a bike in
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new york city t. 46-year-old actress was knocked to the ground by a photographer who was trying to get a shot of the actress as she entered the carlyle hotel. kidman told e news the incident was awful saying luckily i got up but there will be a time when someone does not. he was cited for riding his bike on the sidewalk but was not arrested. this is just the latest incident of paparazzi crossing the line to get the perfect picture. a bill creating stricter punishment for celebrity photographers, specifically when it comes to children has already passed in california. actresses halle berry and jennifer garner testified in support of the bill last month. >> she doesn't want to go to preschool because these grown men are there. >> they have a bounty on their heads every day. every day there's as many as 15 cars of photographers waiting outside our home. >> for celebrities dealing with
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photographers come with the territory but for some it's down right dangerous. back in march, justin bieber made headlines for threatening pushy paps in london. and august 31st marked the death of princess diana who was killed trying to escape paparazzi. he says there's big money to be made in the celebrity photo industry. >> you see a lot of money potential. there's always the potential that one of these shots is going to make them rich for life. >> but berk worries that million motivation may push them to go too far. >> nothing is going to change for real until someone gets killed. >> what is even more ironic is the story makes the photos of kidman more valuable. it's a vicious cycle. >> that's the problem right there. >> exactly. >> thank you very much. when we come back, a woman that broke free from warren jeff's
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we are back at 7:43 with the case that grabbed national attention. rebecca is speaking out about being born into a polygamist sect. what made her leave and her fight for justice. she tells her story in the new book the witness wore red. here's keith morrison with the story. >> reporter: it's called short crick, the two towns along the utah, arizona border. full of the flds where polygamy is practiced. this is the life rebecca was born. >> you should want to be a pure wife because it was more holy. >> she was chosen for a high honor. she was the 19th wife of the
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prophet which to her was no honor at all. >> i didn't want to marry him. he was 85 and i was 19. >> there was another one in her life, his son warren. and when word got out she refused to cater to his sexual demands a war was threatened. he said don't you ever, ever, ever tell your husband no again. if you do, you will be destroyed in the flesh. >> and when the profit died and warren jeffs took over the church, rebellious rebecca was in deep trouble. >> he pointed his finger and me and he said i will break you. >> reporter: she fled from the community and the church then, but really, the war had just begun. as rebecca adjusted to life on the outside, many members of her huge polygamist family remained loyal to warren jeffs and they and hundreds of members moved to
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texas where they built a brand new community called the yearning for zion ranch. one day in march 2008, rangers raided the ranch on a strength of a calling claiming to be an abused 16-year-old. not an easy assignment. >> it was a very confusing situation. most of these ladies dressed a like. they sounded alike. their hair was fixed the same and there was only about four or five very common names on the ranch. so it was very difficult, as you might imagine to differentiate who belongs to who and who is who. >> reporter: so they recruited rebecca to help make sense of it all. they took her inside the sacred flds temple where they found something strange. two beds. from her time in the flds rebecca knew immediately these must have been used to perform holy ordinances. >> where we would be taught the correct way to conceive a child t laws of creation.
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>> reporter: sure enough, deep in the ranch's walls they found a recording. now it all made sense. rebecca confirmed that it was warren jeffs himself performing the ordinance, in other words, having sex with a 12-year-old girl. >> not only had warren been the pr pr prepatrator and predator on these young girls but he had taken the thought, the idea and called it holy. >> reporter: he was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault. in 2011 he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, thanks in large part to rebecca's testimony. >> i didn't set out to break him. i think he broke himself. but he most certainly did not break me. >> reporter: for today, keith morrison, nbc news. it's a powerful story. if you want to see more of it you can watch a special 2 hour
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time is 7:56. good morning. i'm jon kelley. a strange twist in san jose's recent homicide. police say they will only charge craig yuhara with manslaughter because she do not think the man was trying to kill daniel winslow when he fired his gun. investigators say winslow and a friend were trying to retrieve a stolen truck from yuhara's property when he confronted them with a gun. the men jumped in another vehicle and allegedly drove right at yuhara who opened fire. police are looking for the man who was with winslow. èy check on the weather outsid. it is friday. christina loren said it's a good looking one. >> friday has arrived, jon. you are right on, it's going to be a nice day. temperatures right now are mostly in the 50s and 60s, that san jose, plenty of low clouds.
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61 livermore, 61 in san jose and into the lunch hour temperatures are going to be comfortable all day, 77 degrees at noon in livermore a touch cooler than average for this time of year. mid 80s to round out the day in livermore, fairfield, 83 for concord, 78 on the way to san jose. and yeah, the weekend, looking good for your outdoor plans. saturday's going to be warmer than sunday. that's your beach day. let's check your drive. >> good morning. bay bridge toll plaza which is a little more packed because just past the toll plaza itself. approaching the metering lights reports of a crash. we look at the map, we have a slow drive off of the maze. for 580 approaching standard there, an easy drive, slower down through berkeley. slow both directions out of 238 into oakland and hayward, southbound continuing with the slow drive to fremont. the crash has cleared. a tough drive from dublin into sunol.
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♪ >> we came here from north carolina to celebrate our 35th anniversary. >> 35 years. and you've never had a fight? >> never. >> birthday wishes to savannah. >> happy birthday. >> hi, you guys. >> i would just love to be a star some day. it's 8:00 on a friday morning. it's september 13th, 2013. that's right. it's friday the 13th. if you're one of those people who vow to stay in bed, stay in bed but turn the tv on.
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i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and natalie morales and al roker. we're turning to boulder, colorado, and a story closer to us here, the devastating fire along the jersey shore. >> we'll start with the fire. kristen dahlgren is there. i guess we're really seeing the scope of the damage? >> reporter: yeah. good morning, savannah. it is just massive. take a look. fire crews have been out here all night. they are still out here working on this trying to make sure there are no other hot spots in there. at the same time, the state fire marshal has been here beginning the investigation into just what caused this fire. they are also beginning damage assessments now that the sun is up they can get a better picture of everything. but it really is just devastating. about four blocks at least of this boardwalk now gone. keep in mind, this is the same boardwalk that was devastated by
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superstorm sandy just last year. dozens of businesses have been lost. the people here looking at rebuilding once again less than a year after sandy. they talk about jersey strong and the governor was here talking about it yesterday. they are going to have to be to rebuild once again. back to you, matt and savannah. >> kristen, thank you very much. let's get to the situation in colorado. this is that rain that al's been talking about for days. mike seidel is in boulder, colorado. >> reporter: good morning. behind me is boulder creek. this morning roaring at a record crest of almost eight feet coming right through town. in fact, last night word was that a 30-foot wall of water was going to come through town so they evacuated 4,000 residents. fortunately that did not come to fruition. but many residents have been cut off, rockslides and debris slides. you can't drive on highway 36. it's still cut off.
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also this morning, a break in the heavy rain for now. still a risk of flash flooding through today and into the weekend across boulder, denver, and the entire front range. matt? >> our thoughts are with those in colorado and along the jersey shore. the u.s. is praising afghan security sources for protecting americans during a deadly attack this morning on the u.s. consulate in western afghanistan. two afghans were killed but all americans were saved. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the car bomb and gunfire attack that left seven insurgents dead. a court appearance for surviving suspect dz hchkar dzhkar tsarnaev. a dramatic rescue last night
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after a girl fell into a narrow two-feet hole. the firefighters lowered a harness to reach the toddler. a local football coach jumped in there to help. it took over an hour to lift them to safety. casey anthony could be forced to testify about her daughter's disappearance. anthony was acquitted in the 2008 death of her daughter caylee. now she's being sued for defamation by a woman who claims that casey falsely implicated her in the case. her attorney believes that she will not be able to plead the fifth at a deposition next month. take a look at this viral video. this comes out of russia. this thrill seeker on a rubber raft being pulled by a water scooter. he tilts the inflatable raft so it gets airborne. this is done without any special effects, as far as we can tell,
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and just in the last week it's soared to great heights online, as you can imagine. very cool. >> i would never do that. >> no, come on. >> very cool until you fall off of that. >> as long as you have a helmet and extra padding, i think it's okay. >> let me tell you, i love the fact that putin will do anything. >> natalie, thank you. >> right on cue. mr. roker, what is happening? >> today we're looking at more wet weather for our friends in boulder. you can see, as mike seidel mentioned, look on the wide view. more moisture streaming into the rockies along the upper level low and so the rainfall is going to continue. flash flood watches from idaho down into west texas, rainfall over the next 24 hours. we are looking from new mexico all the way on up into central, colorado. another three to four inches before it's all
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just about 8:06 now. temperatures right now are pretty comfortable in the upper 50s to low 60s across the board. still dealing with plenty of low clouds. this is semole. they span all the way inland, and that will make for a comfortable day. 74 in free metropolitan. 76 in oakland. 78 degrees in san jose. another picturesque day across the bay area. now, getting into the weekend, tomorrow just a touch warmer. if you are looking for good beach weather, saturday beats out sunday by about five degrees. and that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much. coming up in trending, a face only a mother could love. the creature just voted -- this just in -- the world's ugliest creature. >> when you see it, you'll know why. >> and the dad at a taught his daughter a lesson in modesty by sporting very short shorts. >> and we're counting down to our new studio 1-a. a first glimpse after months of hard work, right after this. ♪
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♪ this story is horrible. jake, have some snickers bites. kind of a buzzkill when you're hungry, man. better? better. [ male announcer ] you're not you when you're hungry. try new snickers bites. all right. we're back now at 8:09 with what's trending today and trending just about anywhere in the solar system and on the new york times, voyager 1. it launched back in 19 77 to stu city the planets. the ladies were 5 years old.
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>> the first to leave the solar system. this is an achievement many are calling breathtaking. voyager left the earth 36 years ago. it's been traveling at 38,000 miles per hour. this spacecraft is now almost 12 billion miles from earth. it takes more than 17 hours so it's signals to reach us. can you hear me now? among the items on board voyages, i love this, an a-track. >> yeah. >> but technology is so old. i want to bring in neil. we love this guy. he joins us live via skype to make sense of this. fwoorn good morning. it's crossed the sun and it's in interstellar space. explain it. >> there's a lot going on there. because it's the fartherest we have ever sent it's an emotions
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ba ambassador for the species. this included a phonographic record that had greetings from whatever species collected this graft. greetings in 55 languages, the heart beat of an unborn child. music from all around the world including bach and chuck berry. so we knew, i was 19 at the time, knew because of the trajectory it was given and the slingshot boost that it got going around jupiter and saturn that it would leave our solar system forever. if you're going to do that you might as well put a message on it for somebody to catch. >> and good music too. >> so neil, if you follow the space time continuum, the
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voyager will reach star trek from the first movie in how many years? >> so you want this to become that craft. turns out, if you remember your movie details, that voyager in the original movie was voyager 6. >> oh. >> we would keep exploring. they had assumed that at the time of the movie. >> can we all get together and have three beers together and just talk. >> just nerd out. >> professor tyson, we love it. >> you're the best. thank you so much. >> we sent messages into outer space. >> did he just do excellent and do that? >> because he's neil. come on. >> we love him. >> that's hard to do with two hands. all right. well, trending on google and also, there are a lot of people talking about this one, a controversial career move. julie chen revealed she had plastic surgery to change the look of her eyes.
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she was then a 25-year-old reported working at a local station in dayton, ohio and asked for a promotion to the anchor desk and was shocked by his response. >> and she said, you will never be on this anchor desk because you're chinese. and he said on top of that, because of your heritage, because of your asian eyes, sometimes i've noticed when you're on camera and you're interviewing someone you look disinterested. you look bored because your eyes are so heavy, they're so small. >> well, chen called the comments racist but she opted to have the surgery after figuring her looks might stall her career. she then showed this before and after picture and it is just striking to see that. just talking about that this morning. >> we all have news director horror stories but that is just beyond.
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>> that's despicable. >> that takes the prize. >> plus women i think face that much more than men do. to be honest, i don't think i would have gotten to where i am if i would have been a woman being so heavy. it's a double standard. >> yeah, startling story. >> yeah. absolutely. >> trending on the huffington post, we want to introduce you to the world's ugliest animal. it's called the blobfish. take a look. >> oh. >> it looks like it's head got melted. >> it's kind of cute. >> it looks like ziggy. >> mr. magoo. >> in a poll by the ugly animal preservation society, this creature won by 10,000 votes. it's native off coast of california and australia. >> he has that witchy resting face that we talked about a few weeks ago. >> wow. >> you catch one of those you definitely throw it back. right back.
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>> get that frown and turned it upside down, he would be so much better. >> there's runner ups, right? >> yeah. >> there's this monkey. >> everybody wants to get into -- a primate. >> oh. >> and of course the monk fish. >> i think that takes the prize in that category. >> just a little material for your nightmares tonight. that's what is trending today. straight ahead in our 8:00 block, the 12-year-old phenom who is a hit at new york fashion week and a peek inside the new studio 1-a. we're so proud of it. but first, the dad that's become an internet sensation for the way he taught his daughter about modesty. >> reporter: scott mcintosh doesn't dress this way as a habit but a lot of teens and young women do, including one of his own daughters and the utah father doesn't like it. so he wrote, i decided to make a small statement on how her
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short-shorts maybe aren't as cute as she thinks. >> i took scissors to paints. >> reporter: cut crotch high and with the pockets hanging out. >> i was going for shock value and embarrassment. >> reporter: he wore them for a family night out until his daughter was embarrassed by the look. >> i got out of the car and walked in and she said i'm staying in the car. >> reporter: his wife took the photos and his kids who posted them on social media where they went viral. >> we heard from all around the world. >> reporter: this wasn't cyber shaming like the mother who posted a photo of her 10-year-old son wearing an i am a thief sign. or the north carolina father who ridiculed his daughter's profane online wining and then shot up her laptop. >> this right here is my 45. >> reporter: mcintosh's message to his daughter was genial. he even talked about it on local television. >> i didn't know what to do other than a drastic measure.
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>> reporter: did his message hit home? not that night. there was no dad i get it. or dad you're the best, thanks for the awesome lesson. but in the time sense? >> i think she is aware of my feelings and sometimes understanding your parents feelings are important. >> reporter: whether it worked or not, the whole episode is now out there and that's the important. a controversial one about the perils of parenting. >> i love that the discussion is being had. >> he likes to say modest is hottest. >> he embarrassed himself but to make a really good point. >> i don't think he was that embarrass td. >> he seemed pretty comfortable with himself. >> he wasn't planning to leave the house. he kept waiting for the kids to notice i'm dressed like this but they were glued to htheir phone so he took it to the next level. >> see that one more time.
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there you go. new york's fashion week is just about wrapping up. mara has the story of one young girl that came to manhattan with big dreams. good morning to you. >> good morning. isabella rose taylor. haven't heard that name yet? chances are you will. though she is still a kid, isabella is already getting a lot of attention as a designer and artist all before the age of 13. >> reporter: new york's fashion week, featuring the biggest names in design today and, as it turns out, some of the future. >> i'm so excited. it looks amazing. >> reporter: this is 12-year-old isabella rose taylor's first trip to the cat walks. but most doubt it will be her last. simply put, this twin is a fashion prodigy. >> this is from my spring 2014 collection. >> reporter: four years ago at 8 she started designing and sewing
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clothes. developing a clothing line noticed by major players in the industry. >> how are you doing? welcome. >> reporter: like this designer. >> this brilliant star reminds me of when i'm a kid. >> i'm a little star struck by you. >> reporter: and jenni mia. >> done. i'm just blown away by how much talent can be in this tiny smile and imagination. >> reporter: her spring 2014 collection was just featured in her hometown at austin's fashion week show casing a style she describes as a mix of hippy meets grunge. >> what's the girl you're thinking of when you're designing? >> the girl that wants to be comfortable but fashionable and wants layers and unique and switch up her look throughout the day. >> i love this. if art had legs it would be fashion. >> that's sort of my motto when
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people ask me. i always say it would be fashion. >> reporter: isabella knows a thing or two about art. she started painting at just 3 years old. now her work is sold by a private art dealer in dallas. >> do you ever worry she has grown up a little too fast. >> sometimes i do. but she is still a kid with us. at home and with her friends. >> reporter: and if all of that weren't enough, this 12-year-old fashion phenom is also a super student that just started college. all part of a future that sparkles. >> i think the keys to success are blood, sweat, and glitter, bsg is what i call it. you have to have passion and work and inspiration and fun with what you're doing. >> those sound like rules to live by to me. isabella would like to take her brand global one day and her dream is to eventually show her own collection at new york's fashion week and guys, best of all, she is really wellmanered. very polite. just a sweet girl all around.
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>> all right. very inspiring. >> exactly right. >> by this time on monday, we will be on a new couch. >> yes. >> and we will be indoors. this has been months in the making. we can't wait to show you our new studio. >> so this morning, we have a little glimpse of all the hard work that went into redesigning our new home. >> take one last look. it is time to say good-bye to studio 1-a. this is how we last left it. after today's show our home will get a brand new look. >> our home is in the hands of this man. >> i'm the lead designer for the new today show set. >> months of his preparation lead to this moment. >> all right. here we go. >> bye studio. >> now a team of nearly 200 people is bringing his vision to life. >> the design is like a movie. like a film set. >> while our team settles in outside. >> it's a temporary new home. how does it feel? >> i like it. >> there are just 30 days to get our set camera ready.
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every screw, every light. every piece of furniture needs to be in place. 30 days. >> whenever you know that there's a hard deadline, that's intense. >> conway's team is fanned out across the metropolitan area at this 80,000 square foot facility, most of the new set is constructed from scratch. >> once the drawings hit the shop floor we unleash a team of carpenters and welders, scenic artists. >> downtown new york city, interior designer lydia marks has what some might call a dream job. >> i find the fabrics, i find the lighting. i find the accessories. >> our new set will be uniquely today. a mix of ground breaking technology with the warm touches of home. part of the studio floor will sit atop a giant turntable and rotate 360 degrees. there will be panels of high definition monitors, led lights that conserve energy. there's also a new addition in the works, the orange room.
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a place where our broadcast and digital worlds will come together. >> it's one of the coolest sets you'll see on television today. a lot of people see the "today" show as an extension of their family. that's one of the things we tried to capture. >> crews are working tirelessly around the clock. morning, noon, and night to make it all happen. >> 7:00 a.m. start. maybe a 3:00 a.m. or 4:00 a.m. >> 12 and 15 hours a day. >> 17 hours a day. >> steps from the studio, our temporary outdoor home has been attracting record crowds. >> only one place to be. one direction. >> it's always a race to the finish. >> 7 days and counting. >> we're looking forward to being there one week from today. >> designers working until the last minute to make sure every detail is ready for monday's big launch. with the clock ticking, a new foreman arrives on the set. >> must i do everything. >> people, let's do some
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drilling. >> get in there. >> i'm working, here. >> what's next? >> that's so hard. >> could bit the culmination of a lot of planning and a lot of effort. >> very differ from any other morning show. >> what we're bringing into this set is just really exciting. >> it's going to be spectacular. >> the big question is, is it going to be ready? >> are we going to make it? >> i think so. we better make it. >> we will show it to you monday morning. but to go along with the brand new set, we have kind of a new graphic look as well. >> yeah. >> including a new logo. so without further adieu. >> we are looking at a little bit of our set there. we're leaning into the sunrise
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and our logo really reflects that. some people used to think it was a rainbow but it is the sunrising and we want you to get in on the action. we want you to send us your best sunrise pictures. we're going to be showing them every morning. use the #todaysunrise. >> it's nice. we wake up with people all around the country. >> pretty exciting. >> meanwhile, coming up, the legendary robert de niro will stop by. but first, we have a look at your local news and -- >> you talking to me? >> we also want to show a little more of the set. great, i thought we'd come back. take a look at more of the set. >> that's not our desk. >> that's not the real matt. >> that's a cut out. >> what the heck. >> it looks great. >> do you know what i'm going to miss? the traffic sounds out here. >> yea
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>> good morning to you. 8:26 right now. just in to our newsroom, a problem that embark dario one in san francisco. this is a picture wheated out by christy smith. at the top of the believe you can see a window washing rig dangling off of the side. no one is inside that rig right now. it's on the 41st floor of the high-rise. fran sifk's financial district. battery street now closed between sacramento and clave as a precaution. uni-buses are being rerouted on the one california and 41 union mark. now they have to figure out how to get that scaffolding down. will it affect the morning commute? let's check in. >> you talked about the
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muni-line. it's a little later in the commute. that's better news. as we look at the map, we'll show you san francisco overall looks pretty smoothly, again, but we are showing that a closure for battery between sacramento and clave. avoid that. it is north of market. it is right by one embarkadero. heading towards a disabled vehicle. that slows you down approaching that san mateo. back to you. >> another local news update coming up in a half hour. have a great friday morning. ♪
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8:30 now on this friday morning. it is the 13th, september 13, 2013. a lot of nice folks on our plaza and they don't seem at all superstitious. i'm savannah guthrie alock side ma -- along side matt lauer, al roker and natalie morales. >> robert de niro in the studio just waking up.
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we'll catch up with him in a couple of minutes. >> plus fun and tasty recipes to check out from sunny anderson. >> let's show you what we have going on. but first of all, we want to invite folks to come monday for the plaza for our grand opening. we have a special commemorative t-shirt for folks that show up at the plaza. today welcome home. it's got the date and everything right there on the sleeve. so come on down. >> it comes with a boa. >> yes. comes with a boa. come on down. let's show you what we've got going on for today. our pick city of the day, saturday, sunny skies, a good portion of the country. more rain in the southwest. we're also looking for more showers and thunderstorms. then as we take a look on the west coast, fairly nice. although sunday we look for wet weather in the pacific northwest. rain from the great lakes into the rockies. southern texas as well as the tropical depression makes it's way on shore down in mexico.
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sunday, sunday, more beautiful weather along the >> good morning to you. you made it to friday, and temperatures are looking really good. we have some fog, some flight delays out of sfo, but it's that natural coolant come off the pacific that's going to keep your temperatures from soaring today. that means we'll hit the mid 80s and as warm asle 6 for liver monthly. meanwhile, 67 degrees in the clouds in san francisco. the weekend looks good. tomorrow a touch warmer. that's your beach day. by sunday the low 80s return. >> and that's your latest weather. hey, we want to introduce you to akela hughes. i surprised her on the million second quizith the news she had been selected as a line jumper, live. she was very excited about it.
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she was preparing for line jumping by jumping up and down. were you completely shocked that i was there. >> i was. i had no idea you were coming. i thought i was just watching the show at a bar. >> just showed up. >> yeah, oh my gosh. >> so you have been playing online. >> yes. >> and now you been selected. the good thing for you is that you live here in new york but you still had to pack a bag. >> i did. i had to pack up really quick last night and i'm going to the show tonight. who knows. >> well, good luck tonight. >> thank you. >> and you won a spelling bee in 6th grade. >> i did. good luck. catch million second quiz tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on nbc. now let's go down to washington and see who willard has on the smucker's jar. >> candles, a little ice cream, cake, who could ask for more. north carolina is the home of our birthday buddy.
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take a look if you will, levi dixon. he is 102 years old and he's a writer. he loves to write poems. i saw a birdie in the sky. the birdie he could really fly. marie auster from austin texas. 100 years old today. the secret to longevity is having a gin martini every night. >> edward palkot, 100 years old today. from garden city, new york. he's a good man and loves polka dancing. i used to love to go to baltimore and polka there. wilma, remember wilma and the
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flinstones. she live across the river in arlington, virginia. wish her well. she is a big redskins fan. we all are when they win. john zilverberg is 100 years old today. highmore, south dakota. they're going crazy. god bless them. he used to raise cattle as a younger man. he loved that. loved those cows. i mean, they are dedicated. and we have helen murray. helen is from walnut creek, california. she is 100 years old today and she goes to a weekly bridge game that keeps her sharp as a tack. that's it. that's all from your nation's capitol. >> willard, thank you so much. coming up next, oscar-winner robert de niro is here. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] these are the crescents you love on a holiday.
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we're back at 8:37. robert de niro is no stranger to mob movies. he is adding a mob comedy to the list. his character enters the witness protection program and moves to france where it turns out, nobody is safe. not even the local plumber. >> he's the only plumber within a radius of 20 miles. >> but he disrespected us. >> honey i survived. >> the guy was trying to rip me off. put yourself in my shoes. >> i wouldn't have beat him up. who is going to fix the pipes now? >> who is going to rebuild the super market that burned down the day we got here, huh? >> robert de niro. good morning. welcome back. we have known each other 25 years. >> wow. >> and you just turned 70. >> yes. >> i haven't aged a bit in that time. >> you haven't? >> no, how do you feel? >> i feel okay. i look at -- i feel the same
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inside. very little difference. you always hear that from people when they're older. i don't even like to say the word older but then i look at myself and i realize i am older. >> i look back at a transcript of an interview we did a long time ago and we talked about were you nervous about turning 50. did the milestone of 70 strike you differently than 50 or 60? >> it didn't really. it did. it didn't. i'm okay. i'm okay. >> you seem like you're okay. >> i stay in shape. i keep active. >> you keep working. which is really good. >> yeah. >> this movie is fun. you're with michelle pfeffer in this movie. you had been in the same movie before but didn't have scenes together. what was it like with her? >> it was great. michelle was great. i wish we had been able to do stuff earlier in our careers. nothing just came along but maybe in the future we'll have something. because she was terrific. >> the way you shot this, you were in a pretty remote
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location. >> yeah. >> so you spent more time with the cast and crew than you would shooting in new york or los angeles. did you like that? or was it too much of a good thing. >> no, it was a great. we were in a compound and this whole postproduction set up in normandy and it was very, very nice. >> this is what michelle pfeffer said. he is such an icon. there maybe five actors that have god-like status for me. i'm not sure she was talking about you. but she did mention your name. when you hear that, and you start to work on a set with younger actors and even younger crew members, are you conscious of the effect you might be having on them when you show up for work. >> no. no. i mean, i don't like -- i like to -- if there is that at all i always like to make people feel at ease at the end of the day. that stuff goes away quickly i think. >> but do you think you have a responsibility in term of the way you react.
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if i'm a 23-year-old grip on a movie or 16-year-old extra on a movie and i'm standing there on set, you walk by i might be thinking this is robert bleeping de niro. do you feel a responsibility to conduct yourself in a certain way? >> no, just to be nice and put them at ease. that's all you need to do. >> the character in this movie, one of the things he does to keep busy, he writes a memoir. have you ever thought of that? >> i have thought about it. it's not that easy, really. i've thought of doing it with someone. you never know. >> some people write memoir, they go chronological. they start in the beginning and other people start with a chapter which is the most important event in their lives. how would you do that? >> i don't know. i don't know, where i would start. god, that's a good question. >> is there a moment though in your life that you think is the moment that's kind of changed your life the most or created
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who you are the most? >> well, there are so many things that i have and ways to look at it. i don't know where to begin. that's the problem. i'm sorry, you know, i only thought maybe of doing a movie about -- not my life but things that i understood as sort of a kind of auto -- not really auto biographical but stuff that i relate to. it has to be connected to something that you can make it personal with. >> but also when you write a book, you sit down to write a memoir these days, it seems that publishers want you to go deep into stories that people never heard before. you also seem to be a pretty private person. >> right. >> would you be willing to give the publisher the kind of things that they can go out and sell books on. >> probably not. >> it would be a very short book. >> yeah. >> what's your next project?
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you have last vegas coming up. >> yes. >> we spent time together on the set of that movie which was supposed to be las vegas, but down in atlanta. you've seen it. what do you think? >> it's good and it's hard for me to tell. you have to see it with an audience. i didn't see it with an audience so i'm going to see it again when we open it and go to the premiere i'll see it. i hear the reaction is good. >> the cast in this one is you and michael douglas and morgan freeman and kevin kline. >> yeah. >> it's about as good as it gets. >> we had a good time. >> yeah? what else is happening now? what else do you have in the works. >> did a movie with stallone called grudge match. >> someone described that as rocky versus raging bull? >> that's sort of the sub text. it's more about -- it's these two aging fighters, guys our age who didn't have their last match their third match and i'm trying to get him to do it and he
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didn't want to do it and so on and so forth and finally we do. and well, you know, we actually -- the director shot it -- the ending like three ways where i win and he wins or we both win or lose. so there were so many extras and so on around that he didn't want to give it away. >> that's cool. >> it's always nice to catch up with you. happy belated birthday. >> thank you. >> it's good to see you again. >> good seeing you. >> "the family" hits theaters today. still ahead, we're putting new twists on the kitchen. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the heiress died leaving $300 million behind. large sums for her nurse, her attorney and her accountant but not her family raising a few questions. erica hill has the story. >> clark and her legendary wealth is a story we have been following closely here for two years. now her will is challenged in court by distance family and a new account of the heiress spreading light on her final wishes. secretive and mysterious. for years she all but vanished. >> she was cautious. >> she was raised in one of the nation's wealthiest families with access to just about anything and anyone. yet she lived a largely reclusive life. >> she talked on the phone a lot. she wrote a lot of letters. >> why didn't she want to be around people? >> she didn't do well with strangers or new people. i'm not sure we'll ever know what was the cause of her shyness. >> reporter: in his book empty mansions, the nbc investigative
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reporter paints a detailed account of clark who died in 2011. two weeks shy of her 105th birthday. >> she had a fabulous collection of $50,000 french dolls. she was a painter, a collector of fine paintings and musical instruments. >> reporter: clark's properties were equally extravagant. 15,000 square feet on 5th avenue and an estate in santa barbara and this 22 room connecticut mansion which she never moved into. in fact, for the last 20 years of her life, clark didn't set foot in a single one of her homes. choosing, instead, to live in a new york city hospital room. >> why did she end up there in the first place and why did she stay. >> the event was she was sick. she had skin cancer. >> reporter: once she recovered, she realized she was more comfortable there than at home and would spend the rest of her life, more than 7,000 nights in the hospital. >> she insisted on staying.
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$400,000 a year will keep you in the hospital. >> reporter: during that time, clark kept busy writing letters. some 20,000 pages were discovered after her death and struck up a close relationship with her private nurse. paul newell, the coarthur is her first cousin once removed. he reached out to her in 1994. >> she had a wonderful memory. >> reporter: though they never met in person, he recorded their phone conversations. >> hello paul. >> hello, how are you? >> okay. how is everything with you paul? >> she also had a collection of barbie dolls and was fond of the cartoon characters the smurfs. >> she leaves behind a $300 million estate. she was generous with her fortune sending thousands to people she barely knew and giving away much more to those close to her like her aattorney,
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accountant and her nurse seen here in a 2012 deposition related to clark's family's contesting her will. perry received cash and lavish gifts from clark before she died and an additional $30 million in clark's will. but as for her relatives, clark left them nothing. >> she was very aware of who her family was. she just didn't want to leave them any money in the will. >> reporter: a remarkable legacy with more questions than answers. and because of all the questions, her personal will is now being challenged in court by 19 relatives. some of whom want to see some of that pay out. at this point it is scheduled to go to court on tuesday. the book empty mansions is out now. a fascinating story. >> a lot of twists and turns. thank you so much. coming up next, quick, easy down home dishes. your family is going to love them. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ maragno ] if the car was invented today,
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>> we are back with today's kitchen. what's for dinner? we have classic favorites with a twist. >> that's right. sunny anderson created delicious dishes for your family. they'll devour these things. her new cook book is sunny's kitchen. easy food for real life. welcome back. >> thank you. >> before we get to the food --
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i want to get to this food. i love chicken especially. we were reading about your background. i wasn't aware of how many different kinds of lives you've had. >> i've lived many lives. that's probably why i'm a cat mama. i'm 38 and right out of high school i went into the air force for broadcasting. i did radio work for some time and i lived in korea like good morning vietnam and then i just -- you guy versus my military picture up. >> did you think we would ask and not show the picture? >> so i went away and enjoyed my time in the military. did radio and new york hot 97. >> but there was a love of food and here you go. >> now you have your own cook book. >> can you believe it? >> you have ten different chicken wing recipe. >> yeah, wings are the first thing i ever did on food network. lots of chicken wings but these are my fried three piece chicken
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wings. >> you brine those though. >> yes. kosher salt and sweet tea. soak it in the south. that's some water. >> what did you think it was? vodka. >> i don't know. it is sunny anderson. >> drunken chicken. brining, if you're wondering what that is, it's just a marinade and getting flavoring in there and the salt is important because not only does it flavor the inside of the chicken but it plays it nice and moist. >> that's right here and you pat it dry and what you want to do is start to dredge. i build a dredge in a paper bag. very simple. what's different with my dredge, it's not just ploflour, i add cornstarch to it. it makes it nice and crisp for you. add salt in there savannah. >> a pinch. >> just a little pinch. >> okay. >> some pepper. and the rule with chicken when you're frying is chicken is wet.
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add something dry. shake that up. >> good one. >> while she is doing that, we need to make the syrup. >> i serve it with sweet tea syrup. very easy. i have sugar in here. >> a lot of sugar in here. >> yes, sir. reduce it down with a little bit of tea. that's lemon juice and lemon zes. >> all of it? >> throw the zest in. >> okay. >> you cook it down and then i add in fresh thyme. >> to contrast the flavors there. >> it is so good. then you go to go into the egg wash. >> let's see if it's better. >> so the egg wash. >> get your fingers in there. >> salmonella everybody. wash your hands always. so then after you're done with the dry, you go into the wet. that's egg, cayan, drop that into the oil. >> not that one. this one. >> that right there and what i like to do is let the chicken wait and hang out so put that
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into the oil. >> stand clear. >> clear. >> like you're doing surgery. >> thought it was going to explode? >> about 15 minutes and it's done. i got that over here. >> great recipes in this book. >> thank you. >> we love having you here. >> congratulations. >> y >> from the financial district take a look at the top of the building. a window washing rig dangling unsafely from a high-rise. no one inside that rig, but crews are concerned it could fall. street closures are in place on battery street between sacramento and clay. authorities have also cleared
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the 28th through 30th floors of that building. it's that real one clay. we're hearing this could take another two hours to fix, so what they've done is completely cleared the streets below. it's also affecting muni buses on the one california and 41 union lean. another update in half hour. hey lena, what ya looking for? well, you've found delicious! ♪ ♪ 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! ♪ it is so honey swagalish ♪ so much crunch, can you handle this? ♪ ♪ the party in the bowl don't stop! ♪ ♪ hey! must be the honey! ♪ ♪ hey! must be the honey!
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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 friday morning, september 13th, 2013. i'm willie geist along with al roker and nalie morales on this friday the 13th. >> it is friday the 13th. >> oh. >> if you're afraid of the number 13. >> i don't get too worked up about it, do you? >> what's the point. >> no, a lot of people are superstitious. i just won't walk under ladders. >> that's normal. >> black cats, broken mirrors. >> but i'm not superstitious. >> if the mirror breaks and you're looking into it that's the least of your problems.
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>> yeah. >> serious news, i cannot believe the jerusalsey shore ta another hit. you've probably seen this video. these are pictures this morning of new jersey boardwalk in seaside park and then north in seaside heights new jersey. you recognize the names of the towns around the country because those are the exact places hit by super storm sandy. >> an iconic photo of the roller coaster in the water. >> yeah. >> right. >> that's exactly where that was. about 400 firefighters from across the state helped to fight this fire. it took hours to get under control. many of the business decembes destroyed. >> 80% destroyed. we were all there for the show. cut the ribbon to reopen the boardwalk. it's so sad. when i was watching this news break yesterday, i just couldn't believe it. you just cannot imagine that they could go through something like this yet again. >> what really hurt them was the
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wind. wind with were blowing at 35 miles per hour from the south and the firefighters were saying, they were fighting these embers that were getting the fire ahead of them. so they tried cutting a break in the boardwalk that had just been built. >> right. >> they jumped back. they had to regroup and go further down the boardwalk. >> these people not only lost their businesses, hurricane sandy, but now lost them again. but many of them also have -- are still dealing with the recovery and rebuilding efforts of their homes. >> yeah. >> so for some of them, this is like three times over they had to go through this heart ache. >> remember we did that show ahead of memorial day weekend and cut the ribbons and the last boards were being placed and we were like look how fast they have come back and now they have to work to come back from this. >> and they will. the fall businesses there, it's how much can you really take? >> that's right. >> we wish them all the best and our hearts go out to everybody. it's terrible. >> and we hope they'll be back next memorial day for another reopening. there will be one. brighter news to tell you
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about here -- >> we have a reopening of our own. >> "today" show moving into the new studio on monday. we're excited about this. >> it looks amazing. >> it really does. >> it looks like a home. it feels warm and inviting. i love our main set is sort of on this lazy susan. we rotate all around. >> it really is an evolution of our logo from before but we're a sunrise. >> yeah but they're going to be facing as you see there where they have the cut out of matt, we'll be facing out of the window. >> because it rotates. >> right so we'll be looking out the window and getting a look at the fine folks on the plaza. there was a moment here yesterday in which we had a press event introducing the press to our new studio and al is excited about all of his new toys and his giant weather monitor. now, carson also equally excited about his giant orange room
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monitor. so there was a little bit of comparing sizes, al? right? >> what did you say exactly? >> carson started it. said his monitor was bigger. and i said mine is bigger. >> and that's where we're going to end the story? >> yeah. >> there was another line. >> you can go to today.com. >> i don't remember. >> the director's cut of that story is on our website. >> don't remember. >> it was a great line by al roker. >> it's not morning show talk but i think you know where we're going. >> i don't think they -- >> who figured it out? you figured it out. they figured it out al. >> why don't you tweet us and provide the next line in that conversation. >> #that'sembarrassing. >> the studio is awesome. we can't wait to be down there on monday. >> the first group of people that come we have a commemorative "today" show
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t-shirt with our new logo and everything. come down to the plaza and we'll be giving those out. >> also we'll be showing your sunrise pictures. send us any photos of your sunrise throughout the country as the sun comes up, we're going to be sharing those from now on going forward. >> #todaysunrise. >> you'll see them in the monitors all morning. we can't wait to show you that studio monday. this is an amazing story out of united airlines. the website had a hiccup yesterday in a windfall for some travellers. they sold $0 fairs for a couple of hours. >> i wish i had known about this. so lucky people that happened to be on the site snapped up a bunch of ticks. one person bought -- >> as many as 14 tickets to very exotic locations. >> how do you not? >> united said we're in the process of evaluating this and as always we'll do what is appropriate. in this case, maybe they can charge you $1,000 a bag.
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>> make up for it. >> given that they. >> had windfall profits with all of these fees, i think -- because it was their screw up, they need to honor those tickets. >> yeah, but the person that bought 14 tickets, maybe they'll give him one. >> if he bought 14 tickets at the full price, would they say you paid too much? we'll have to take those back. >> a little free pr advice, let them keep the tickets. >> honor the tickets. attend of the day, how much sit really. >> people did post online so it was out there that there was a glitch on united airlines because once they saw that on twitter and everything else they bought the tickets. >> it's like when the airlines added the fuel surcharge when prices went up. yeah, you know they cut the prices on that. oh, they didn't? i'm shocked. shocked and outraged. >> looking out for you the passenger. >> 364 days a year, one day we reverse it, that's the way it goes. >> the airlines take care of us. >> they do. they do.
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they get us from a to b which is what we pay them to do. >> and they charge us a lot. >> okay. this is our office chatter segment. we love this. every friday we try to mix it up. >> this is a good one. this hits home to a lot of people i think. >> i think so. let's take a look. >> my son has a girl i have become quite fond of. they join us during holidays and other celebrations and when these relationships have ended and they have come to me and told me i have broken up with my girlfriend i feel like well i don't want to break up with her. so the new rule is don't bring anybody home unless they have a ring on their finger. >> i like that rule. >> what? >> you can't bring any -- >> here's the thing, you get attached. >> so, wait a minute, so in other words, then they can't meet them until they're engaged. >> but important family events and you have these photos
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forever with this person and your like that ended badly. >> what if it doesn't end badly. what if that's the person? >> well, if that's the person, it's great. but make it close to the point where they have a ring on the finger. >> wow, that is tough. that is tough. >> i get that, though. because i think a lot of times -- i mean, don't -- well, you dated the same person forever, but some of us have relationships with the person that we dated -- the parents of the person you dated before. you feel like, that's a family member to you in some ways. >> i can see not taking that person on a vacation like something personal and private but coming over to the house? come on. >> coming over to the house for dinner or whatever. >> i think she has plenty of friends. if she loses one or two that's not going to be a real terrible thing. >> yeah, but she is a mom who loves her sons and loves the ladies that are dating her sons. >> love them less. >> love them less? >> wow. >> wow. >> obviously this is very stressful. i think she needs --
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>> i think a lot of people -- you get close to the person that you're, you know, son or daughter brings home. >> also, there are friends. i wouldn't say your son or daughter but you have a friend that's always dating and it's like are we going to go out to dinner with this latest boyfriend or girlfriend because they'll be gone in two weeks. >> my daughter is datin a guy. he's a nice young man. a keep a little emotional distance. he's nice. i call him anthony. it's fine. but we're not going out for drinks or anything like that. >> there you go. >> you're keeping the buffer. >> he comes to the house. i don't make him stay outside in the car while courtney -- oh, you have to use the john come on in and get out again. >> when you make that introduction to the family like for an important event. let's say you're taking somebody to a wedding and this is your date. >> yeah. >> like i have -- at my sister's wedding i brought a guy who i ended up not with. >> okay. >> and we look at the
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pictures -- >> oh. >> is it that bad when you look at the picture? it's fine. >> no. >> it's part of your past. it's who you are. >> true. moving on. >> let's look at the weather, al. >> check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by quaker. nothing gets you going quite like the power of quaker. quaker up. >> let's show you what's going on as far as our friends out in colorado. it continues to rain and they're getting a little bit of a break now. but as you can see to the south of denver, there's more moisture coming up and even more back through new mexico where they're having flooding as well. upper level low, spinning that moisture in. we have flood watches from idaho all the way down into texas. and unfortunately we're going to see more heavy rain over the next 24 hours from central new mexico into central colorado. we're talking another possible 3 to 4 inches which >> 9:10.
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happy friday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina. i want to show you this really pretty picture coming in from san jose this morning where the sun is slowly starting to break through that thick layer of low clouds. this is where we're headed today. about 67 in san francisco. 83 for concorde. 80 degrees in santa theresa, and just about perfect right here in the south bay. 78 degrees for san jose today. getting into the next couple of days, temperatures look good for the weekend. better beach day on saturday than what you're going to find on sunday. still not that bad on sunday. 83 inland. and that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. coming up next, your ticket to hollywood. did you hear about this? nicole kidman. >> yeah. >> knocked down by a photographer on a bicycle. >> also before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler
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this morning on your ticket to hollywood, britney spears and nicole kidman and a big reunion for ashton and demi. >> here we go. >> let's start off this photo of the week. this could have been a lot worse. paparazzi on a bike running into nicole kidman? >> right. she's just minding her business coming out of a fashion show during fashion week and, boom, this paparazzi runs right into her. what a terrible way to end fashion week. she wants to press charges. for now, police have just cited him for riding without a helmet, reckless endangerment, that sort of thing. really awful. really bad. >> was he pursing her? >> yeah, he was. he was trying to take a picture of her as she was coming out of this show. just really bizarre. riding on the sidewalk. >> what's worse, that photo taken by other paparazzis. >> exactly.
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it's a death cycle there. >> it's a vicious cycle. >> let's do star power. >> she post as video of her taking selfies while driving? >> you learn this in drivers ed, don't do this. she take as video of herself driving and making silly faces. teens are not the best drivers but teens and technology do not mix at all. watch out if you're in l.a. there may be a kardashian on the street. >> she was driving while -- >> she's taking a picture and has her hand off the wheel. >> and this is sort of like instagram and you take an image but it's a video. so she's doing this while she's driving. >> she needs a talking to. >> you ran into her dad the other day. >> bruce. >> yeah, bruce. did you get a chance to ask him about that? >> no, i hadn't read about this
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story. but he looks good. >> good to know. >> other star news, demi and ashton back together or are they? really just a reunion? >> right. let's not get too excited. they just happened to be the same place. >> spotted together. >> they were at the demi and ashton foundation so they were on a flight together. they came back to california. and so it wasn't a real reunion. they just happened to be in the same place, same time. >> it seemed amicable. >> yes. the next night ashton went to speck up nina. >> big reunion? >> didn't happen. sorry. >> you know who else was there? >> bruce jenner. >> what did he look like, willy? >> okay. running on tweet of the week,
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britney is back, everyone. >> she is back with her banging bikini body, too. >> back in a big way. >> yeah. she has a new single coming out called work b. >> the b word? >> yeah. that's coming out on tuesday. she just wants to let everyone know she's back, she's fit, ready to dance, ready to work it out. >> thank goodness. i was worried about that. >> your favorite other, miley cyrus? >> yes. no one's heard of miley cyrus, right? they have a duet together on miley's new album called bangers. >> the bangers and mash. >> sausage and mashed potatoes, right? >> let's get our sneak peak. robert deniro talking to matt,
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excited about his new movie, "the family." >> it's exciting to see what movies come out around now as we get ready for award season. so i think that one's going to do some good business. i think it's going to be fun. everyone is excited to see him. >> really quick, the hot new trailer of the week, runner, runner? >> yes, justin timberlake and ben affleck. although, i'm not convinced that justin is a college student. he's supposed to be an undergrad in this movie. i'm giving that a little bit of a raised eyebrow. >> all right. thank you so much. >> thank you, guys. coming up next, the headlines you need to know before you walk out the door. and a little later, buckle up. the golden sisters are going to give us their take on miley cyrus and much more after these messages. without thinking of their 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.
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taking a look at the headlines. a new survey indicates medical identity theft is on the rise, up 0% in a year and has targeted almost 2 million americans. thieves sometimes can use your name and your insurance information to file claims, so the best advice for protecting yourself is always double check any explanation of benefits and get an annual summary of all the insurance claims paid in your name, report lost or stolen insurance cards immediately, and shred insurance-related paperwork. some frightening numbers this morning about students and driving. the survey from researchers at the university of michigan found 28% of high school seniors say they have driven after drinking or taking drugs in the past two weeks or have been a passenger in a car with an impaired driver. boys were more likely to drive impaired. this could be a tweet deal for investors. twitter has filed to go public with about 200 million customers worldwide.
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the upcoming ipo will be the most anticipated in the tech world since facebook's ipo. and less hours spent playing video games call foy as homework for some students. a record 385 u.s. schools now offer college level courses or full degrees in video game design. most are in california, and experts say the study say of video games merges science with art and can lead to jobs in the tech and entertainment industries. and an up and then down start for an adventurer hoping to make an amazing journey. jonathan trapp listed off from maine attached to more than 300 helium balloons. his hoped for goal was to make it all the way across the atlantic ocean. he's okay after landing safely in newfoundland during the night. and you're up to date right now. let's go back over to willie an al. >> wow, that's it. >> tweet deal. >> still laughing about that. >> the pun police. >> heard you snickering. >> the pun police. >> coming up, home repairs every man and woman should know how to
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[ female announcer ] sc johnson. >> from the top of a high-rise. there's a skaf fold hanging from a building, if you couldn't hear me earlier. this is happening in san francisco. we are getting word from a reporter on the scene that crews are actually lowering a man down on to that rig as they try to pull it up. it's happening near one enbarquedero. no one was in the regular as is slepd. it's just hang thering. it's near clay and battery street. lots of emergency crews on the street below. they've been clearing people out from the side walk. they do not want this thing to fall. we're hearing it could actually take at least another hour to resolve this and lift it up and
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off that building. something we're keeping tabs on this morning. also, chp officers investigating a crash that killed a pedestrians near the san jose airport overnight. chp says awe car hit a person near brokaw road just before 11:00 last night. officers say the officers stayed at the scene and is cooperating. two southbound lanes were shut done for two hours. right now it is not clear exactly what caused that crash. another crash in san jose knocked down a live poll between story road and ohala avenue. sounds like a car hit the light pole earlier this morning. the car badly damaged in the wreck. one person taken to the hospital. crews working to fix that downed light pole. we're going to take a quick break. weather and traffic right after this.
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>> welcome back. happy friday. perfect for your outdoor plans. even the extreme east bay not too hot. 8 6 for livermore. 67 in san francisco. about 72 in oakland where the raiders are back at it as of this weekend, and temperatures
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are going to be comfortable for that game on sunday. also, the 49ers, you can catch them right here on nbc bay area. football night in america. let's check your drive. say good morning to mike. >> good morning. we're looking over here towards oakland. that smoke over on the side it's industrial. it's always there. the traffic volume just started to ease up right here. over the last five minutes. bay bridge toll plaza starting to ease as well. a burst after 11:00 as more folks head into the city. more clouds, but not a big concern. north bay, southbound 101 still slow down through central san rafael. 580, clear to go into the city. its if just the golden gate bridge would comply.
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welcome back to "today" on this friday morning. it's the 13th of september, 2013. i'm willie geist with al and natalie. from time to time we find items out there we like to share with you. this one takes the cake. >> we did find something in this beautifully wrapped package. what do you think it is guys? >> a sweater. >> i'm going to rip through the beautiful paper so we can get to it. >> comes to us from japan. very high end. >> beautifully wrapped. so what is it? >> oh boy. >> it's like sacred toilet paper. >> toilet paper. >> this is called the world's most expensive toilet paper. each roll ranges from $13 to
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$17. >> per roll? >> per roll. >> wait until you hear this, the japanese company clams it's made with the highest quality wood fiber -- >> the papers from canada. >> yeah, treated with water from the clearest stream in japan and get this -- >> yeah. >> it features japanese poetry that reads my endless love now become butterfly and fly into the air finding flowers, while time goes by and then that moment becomes -- and then you wipe with it. >> do you know who would love this stuff? bruce jenner. >> he uses this stuff? >> all the time. >> at least it's two-ply. with we show our prison toilet paper that we have here? >> that's our prison toilet paper we keep at the "today"
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show. >> what is that. >> this is the stuff you can sand your deck with. >> just gets the job done as willie says. >> honestly, this is -- i guess it's nice. >> so this is made from spring water. >> but the charmin with the aloe is way better and way cheaper. >> you can't squeeze it. >> yeah. >> it doesn't work the same. >> who would buy such a thing. >> you know what, the packaging is beautiful. >> what the heck. >> i like the packaging. they look like little candles. gorgeous. >> look at this. >> tilt this box up so everybody can see it. >> that's like a present. that's a good house warming gift. not. >> let's say you're a poet and your dream is to write beautiful poetry and it ends up on toilet paper. >> what does that say about your poetry? >> at least you have a lot of paper to write on. >> there you have it. >> coming soon to a american store near you. >> you want some and we know you
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don't -- it's $17 a roll. >> yeah. >> i'm taking some of this home. >> excuse me. >> really? >> she is lifting the toilet paper, wow. >> better than this stuff. >> hey, your father-in-law is in town. here's a gift. >> oh, is he? >> here we go. in the guest bathroom. it will be great. >> all right. let's show you what's going on. for tomorrow, sunny skies, cooler weather in the northeast, nice and mild in the mid-section of the country. more rain for our friends in the rockies and into the plains. sunday, sunday, plenty of mild weather in the northeast and into new england, down into the gulf coast. more rain back into the >> you made it to friday. and another half hour, maybe an hour away from complete sunshine in this area. it's going to take time before
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the clouds break apart along the city by the bay. especially the coastal side of san francisco getting a lot of low clouds and flight delays this morning. lots of sunshine. 78 right here in san jose, and 86 degrees on the way to livermore. not too hot even in the warmest cities across the bay. we stay steady as we get into your saturday. and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thanks. they're some of our favorite guests, the golden sisters. the trio with advice on anything we throw at them. they're here to talk about miley cyrus, superstitions and the golden girls. >> welcome back. >> thank you. >> i have to start. i understand you met a movie icon downstairs. >> robert de niro. >> oh my god. >> my heart stopped. >> really? >> yeah. that was as exciting as meeting oprah. right up there with oprah.
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>> oh my god. >> what did you say? >> we couldn't -- nothing came out. >> we said you're our favorite actor. >> you guys were speechless. >> i was speechless. >> i wanted to say could i kiss you but i got shy. >> yeah. >> wow. >> that was very exciting. >> cool, that's a big moment. now, you guys kind of rose to fame by watching the kim kardashian sex tape. >> yeah. >> there was a video of you watching. i'm interested on your take on another video that people are talking about and it's miley cyrus. you saw her at the music awards and now she has this wrecking ball video out. what do you make of her? >> i think she is going to regret it. >> her brain isn't developed yet. it doesn't develop until you're 25. >> she is acting foolish. >> yeah. >> but she will be fine. >> what advice would you give to miley? >> what in the world are you
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doing? >> stop doing that. now the young kids are going to -- my great granddaughter is crazy about her but she can't see that. >> no. >> she grew up too fast. >> were you shocked by this as when you watched the kardashian tape. >> no, kardashian tape was more shocking. we never saw anything like that. >> way, way, more. >> we've seen nude girls, but you see them in the shower. >> in the shower. >> well, as young girls when you're -- >> in the locker room in high school. >> yeah. not in my day, no. >> she's older than me. >> we didn't dress. >> so you took showers dressed. >> we didn't take showers. there were no showers in my day. i'm really old. >> really old. >> okay. let's do twitter questions. we have heather tweeted and said do y'all watch golden girls? if you had to pick one who is most like you, which would each of you choose. >> i'm maud.
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>> okay. >> i'm blanche. >> i see that. >> i'm betty white. what was her name. i don't remember? >> rose. >> rose. >> i'm rose. >> you're rose. do you watch the golden girls? >> yeah. love them. >> big fan. >> they had the best writers. it was perfect. >> still fun. >> have you met betty white. >> not yet. >> we hope to. >> we have to get you guys together. we'll get you and robert de niro and betty white together. >> and oprah. we'll throw in oprah too. >> another question from tracy and jeff. they want to know who is the youngest and what were you the first to do something at before the oldest. >> they're twins. she came out last. >> okay. >> i did a lot more than they did. i had a lot more fun. >> that's not true. >> we had just as much fun as she did. >> they only know one man each. i know a few. >> you know a few.
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>> we got another one for you. come on. >> oh, this is nice. >> how are you. >> he's one of our camera guys. >> handsome, isn't he? >> when he studied american history there were only three chapters. >> wow. wow. >> we'll set something up after the show, okay? . ladies, always so fun to have you here. come back any time. >> oh, thank you for having us. >> the golden sisters. >> coming up next, home repairs you can do yourself and save a lot of money, right after these messages. before mike could see his banking and investing accounts on one page... before he could easily transfer funds between the two in real time... before he could even think about planning for his daughters' future...
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♪ well, this stuff may not be pretty but we all at some time have to unclog a toilet and get hair out of the drain. >> she is here to show us four easy home repairs everyone should be able to do. >> it's great to be with you guys. >> let's start with the clogged toilet. >> yeah, absolutely. it's terrible when it happens like when you're visiting a friend for instance. it's like everybody's worse nightmare. >> yeah. >> but we'll start by turning off the water. >> the thing you do, there's usually a shut off here in the wall. shut off the valve for the water. then the water will stop flowing so you don't get the overflowing issue. the other thing you should do is open this up and make sure that
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this is pushed down. >> the rubber part that covers the hole? >> exactly. make sure the water to the bowl is limited. then get your plunger. if you have one like these, put it under hot water and warm it up because it will soften the rubber. >> these are better, right? >> these are better. >> look at this. natalie you are plunging away. you have to make sure the plunging up is as important as the plunging down. that was excellent work. >> it should clear upright away. >> it should clear. >> if you don't have a plunger, sometimes you're too embarrassed to ask, hot water and a little bit of dishwasher soap, it can loosen everything up and hopefully pray to god it will flush on it's own. >> that should work. >> to the bathtub. the ladies can relate to the getting the hair in the drain. >> plumbers charge $150 an hour just to come to your house and $75 an hour afterwards.
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so these repairs can cost a couple of hundred dollars. >> right. >> cool, get a screwdriver. or flat head depending. this has long screws in it but comes out really easy and when you do take it out, you have to see this you guys. >> oh, come on. >> look at that. >> come on. >> sorry about that america. >> nasty. >> then you take this little guy out. >> breakfast anyone. >> do you guys want to try this. >> that's prop hair. that's not real. >> you just take this guy right off of there and then you put it right back in and you should be go good to go. this is braided around here. >> that person may have a medical condition. >> sasquatch took a shower in here. and to actually get rid of your soap scum that kind of builds
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up, a cup of baking soda, white vinegar, let it bubble and then boiling water. >> how often should you do this? >> this is like a routine once a month thing and it will keep things nice and clear. >> okay. >> how about the sink? >> yeah, the sink -- sinks can sometimes get lost in the drain. >> absolutely. >> let's say i dropped my ring down there. >> oh my god. >> oh. is that my ring? no it's not my ring. what am i going to do? >> you need a pair of pliers or any sort of wrench, and in is a cool idea. use gloves. take off the fingers of the gloves and this will protect your plumbing. >> okay. >> then you get that -- what is that called? the p valve or something. >> p-trap. >> i read my notes. that's all i can claim. >> you're going to loosen this up like this and you have a tail underneath it and then pour out
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the water and look, there it is. >> that's why it's shaped like this to catch anything that's heavy that can fit down there. >> that's beautiful. >> great tips. we're sorry again about that hair everybody. >> coming up next, we're going to show you a food that can bring you actually good luck on this friday the 13th. that's right after this. we're big cereal lovers. i, so we just look for this g. 'cause general mills makes over 40 yummy flavors that are 130 calories or less per serving. and they're packed with vitamins and minerals. from lucky charms to cheerios. over 40 cereals. 130 calories or less. [ laughs ] ♪ [ female announcer ] hey ladies. you love it. you've got to have it. cinnamon toast crunch, 'cause that cinnamon and sugar is so irresistible. everybody craves those crazy squares.® ooh-hoo, i can't wait to clean something besides the shower. [ male announcer ] scrubbing bubbles' foam penetrates tough grime and kills 99.9% of bacteria,
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foods to bring us good luck. >> they're cochefs and owner of the popular restaurants in las vegas. great to see you guys. >> i'm glad you wore your green. >> absolutely. >> good luck color. we're making good luck food. >> beans are good luck, right? >> i want to throw salt over my shoulder because we'll have a contest in a minute. >> all right. >> we're going to make a bean salad and beans are good luck because they're round and we're going to put a little pork in it. bacon fat started and a little bit of krispy bacon. >> so far it sounds good; a vinegarette. >> bacon fat. >> i am. i am. >> competitive. >> i am. so we have bacon fat, honey for sweetness. >> and then a little bit of nice jalapeno, red and green. >> a little color to it. >> a little bit of mustard.
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scallions, olive oil. >> earlier in the day mary sue tried to hand me one of those chilis which is bad luck if you give them one in their hand. >> then they can pick it up and they don't get the bad luck. we'll take all the different beans. you can use any beans. >> aren't they gorgeous. >> gorgeous. >> the roundness. >> yeah, those are scarlet runner, christmas limas and we cooked them and fresh green beans and yellow beans too. a little salt in there, will i can't. >> all right. >> a little bit of salt in there. i know al say chef. >> yeah. >> all right. so we have our mayonnaise with cilantro lime. look at that. >> and then a little bit of that on top. >> a little bit of that to hold all the beans and the juice. >> i always made this with
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cilantro lime and mayonnaise. >> where ever you want it. >> we put the avo cado on the top. >> heavy on the avocado. >> well, this is a good 80/20 meal. it's 80% plant based. good for the planet and your body. >> don't be sloppy. >> oh my gosh. you can put some of this. >> al -- >> oh, i see. >> wait, if you drop this on the floor you'll get lots of friends coming over. >> is that right? >> if you don't want anybody to come over, don't drop it. >> leave it on the counter. >> okay guys. thank you so much. we're back in a moment. >> look at this, wait -- who wins? >> yes, i win. >> this is "today" on nbc.
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our good friend erica hill is here with a preview of what's ahead on weekend today. >> how are you doing? >> i'm all right. i'm working on my microphone but i'm ready for you. this weekend we're taking you to a new library opening in texas this weekend. there's not a single book inside. it's digital only. it's called the biblotech. the first of it's kind. also the american auto industry is seeing record sales but does that mean it's a good time for you to be one of the buyers? we'll look at whether you should buy it or wait a little longer and we're live at the open casting call for the sound of music. from the country's youngest actors trying to be one of the
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high up on that building. we just got off the phone. christy smith is live there at the scene. she says crews secured that rig. it's happening in the financial district. not clear what actually caused the rig to slip, but good news. they got it cleared. good news when it comes to that forecast, too. >> thank you, and happy friday to you. got a good looking day shaping up. temperatures here not too hot, not too cold. you're still getting spoiled at santa cruz beach. 70 degrees out there at 2:00 p.m. the boardwalk should be jumping. 72 degrees at 4:00 p.m. as we get into this afternoon, it will be a little bit on the warm side in places like liver more and fairfield. 83 for concorde, and 74 degrees in fremont for today. meanwhile, 67 in the city. getting into the all-important weekend, tomorrow we're going to creep up just a touch temperature-wise, and then we'll cool you back down for sunday. let's check on your drive and see how that's doing. >> doing it really well. i just got this in and i'll get it out there south bay north 101 at amphitheater parkway coming through mountain view. reports of a crash involving a
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jeep cherokee and two -- three other vehicles. watch for that. it sounds like it's blocking your two left lanes. that will be an issue heading north past 85 and heading towards shoreline boulevard. now we'll go from there to the east bay where trfk is starting to move much more smoothly. this is the coliseum live shot. actually, our maps have shown slowing in both directions between downtown and the coliseum. coming basically up to the speed limit for both directions now. we see a smooth driver. across the bay. over san mateo. haven't had a problem all morning. still slow. a little extra slow. basically from the airport down into san mateo and highway 92 and clearing by the time you get to redwide city. back to you. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us as well. another local news update in about half hour. hope you have a great friday, a great weekend, and thanks again for joining us.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hell everybody, it's friday, september 13th. that means -- first of all wish our jewish viewers. >> also, it is friday the 13th for those of you who have no faith in anything at all but are terrified of stuff. we hope we have a lucky and happy day. >> there goes a little black cat. >> i don't love ladders and black cats. i mean, i know they're supposed
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to be nothing but why chance it? why not go the other way? >> you know what hoda does when she sees a black cat or something? she does the rafah nadal thing. she picks a wedgie, then she pulls on her crotch, then she does this, this, this. >> what are you talking about? >> and that's the way the black cat doesn't get to her. >> there was one of those studies that people often conduct. this one's done and they wanted to know how attached people were to their internet, okay. and the question -- >> they didn't call me. >> if you were flying, would you rather have the internet or a seat that reclined? would you rather have the internet or a bathroom? would you rather have the internet or would you rather sit next to a crying baby? which of these -- >> there we go. i am the last person on the earth you should ask that question because i don't have -- i don't want the internet, period. what about you? >> i -- i like the internet on really long flights. you know what the funny thing about all this is, i have an
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ipad, right, and i used to read a lot. i would read books or read -- >> that's when you were with nbc news. >> but now because i have my ipad, i find myself watching tv. >> yes. >> i don't read anymore. i'm watching -- >> decline of civilization. >> everyone is -- because why -- i'm thinking, should read. i'm like, oh, my god, house of cards, why would i read? i think i stopped reading because of that whole situation. >> when i was flying out to california with cass, she had been trying to get me to see this one tv show. it's on another network so i won't mention it. mom, i'm telling you, if you watch ten minutes, you're going to be hooked. i was hooked. i saw it all the way. >> i think that's what's happening now. because all your mobile devices now allow you to see things everywhere. why bother reading? >> it's overrated any way. i know you guys are looking at
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this thing thinking, what is that? it's a new ad that i've been watching. frank and i have some hearing issues at our house. that is a new heari in ing aid. no, it isn't. there's a new hearing aid out and they say, "it's so discrete." it's a huge thing with a wire. bobby's going to show us the latest trending things. >> it's like ear jewelry, it's not like an earring? that would be good though if you had a blue tooth, you could have that and bling it out. >> what is blue tooth? >> blue tooth is the thing you talk in in your ear. >> so you don't have to -- i don't want that either. now the other thing i don't want is peep taople talking on those phones. >> if they allow cell phones on planes. >> don't do that. >> sitting next to someone from new york to l.a. -- >> privacy under your own blanket with your own ipad or whatever you've got.
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but don't make sounds. and don't -- don't make sound. okay. >> all right. stop it. >> and don't talk. don't yell out people's names. nothing like that. phillip golonas, the social cues in new york, taught us. >> so let's say you're at a dinner party with some friend, and you want to show a picture of your baby on your phone. >> i've been doing that a lot now because i've been taking pictures of bambino. >> when they hand it to you, some people go, what a cute picture. then they go like this. and they start scrolling. >> then they see your sexting and everything. >> i'm very, very guilty of that. because i figureded if someone handed me the phone, it's like a photo album, here are my pictures. >> it's to see one picture. >> i like to go through and go, ooh, who's that? >> somebody wrote in and said, is it wrong to go through the
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pictures? it's a common issue. >> would you go through someone's photos? >> i don't know how to do all that stuff. if someone says, i'm going to show you a picture, i go, how adore adorable, that's it. but now i know not to do it. he said don't do it, it's really rude, but he understands why people do. >> who cares? why does he know everything anyway? >> i don't know if he went to school for that but he's a sweet guy. >> so speaking of photos, this is one of those things that sometimes you feel like if you've ever been -- if you've ever been to a concert or a big event, if you look out into the audience or you're in the audience, everyone's got their phone up and they're videotaping and taking pictures of the actual event. >> which is illegal to begin with, isn't it? >> well, at the concerts here for instance, if you look at the crowd, nobody's just watching it. most people are -- >>er's mieverybody's missing th
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moment now, right, because they're videotaping. >> i do that. i videotape and i never look again at the tape. why did i shoot it? what was i thinking? >> you weren't thinking. >> i love them. i was like, this is the best thing, i better tape it for later. >> and you didn't? >> no, and while i was there, i was watching a beautiful concert that was right here through a tiny screen like this. like, i'm missing it. because it's all right there. and i'm looking at it through here. not great. >> it doesn't make any sense to me. i know that you guys are sick to death of me talking about that kind of stuff. i don't want to miss out. i am running out of time in my life, okay. you hit 60, you're aware of that. my gosh, i don't know how much time i have left. i don't want to look -- i don't want to be -- >> i know. >> i don't want a life like that. >> this woman named char lane, she decided she was going to make a video about cell phones when she -- if you didn't have a cell phone and you attended a concert or did certain things, what would it be like, if you were like you, so this is about you. let's watch.
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>> okay. >> who knows -- i saw him pull out of the parking lot and turn right and the box is still stuck. >> i don't think it's real. empire state building. >> yeah. >> it's true. >> it is true. >> the proposal. >> you see. >> i went to a dunkin' donuts the other day to get an iced tea with a friend. there's a group of kids sitting there. every single one them looking at their phone. doing this.
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>> i'd like to know if fewer crimes are solved now because no one can see or hear anything. you know how many cute boys walk by when you have your face in your phone? what are you missing? hello. >> all right. >> this is not sexy to me. we're going to do instead? when e are having troubles toda. >> i should bring this up. you said a couple days ago, you've been repeating it, that someone has stolen your fanny pack, okay. >> that's right, my favorite fanny pack. not that one. not that one. >> that's one of them. >> that one, that's my favorite one. >> i love your expression. >> that was me in israel. >> we don't really have a fanny pack, but we do have -- look at the videotape -- >> don't videotape it. >> so these are the old-fashioned fanny packs. not the ones you like. >> thank you. >> i got you three of those. well, i didn't. now we have something that's even better. these are the new fanny packs. >> this is called a bandie?
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>> this is called a brandie. you put the bandie around your waist like this and you slide in here. your credit card and cash. and you have different ones. they're called bandis. it's not as clunky as one of these. >> i like the clunky one. but all right. i'm not that i'm not grateful. i call bandie wear. $22. >> it looks like it's underwear gone wrong. that's somebody -- >> jerry. >> that's jerry's. thank you, jerry. but they're -- >> i think it's cool. >> you like the other ones with more room to put your keys and things. >> that fanny pack, the one -- it was from 30 years ago. >> it's gone, kiss it good-bye. >> it went all over the world with me. you know, i was attached to it. >> i know, say good-bye. it's time for our johnson's baby
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of the week announcement. friday, and that means we're going to announce the babies. we celebrate new moms. adorable new additions to their family. >> our first johnson's baby is taliah margaret bostick. born july 26 in virginia. her parents say they didn't truly know what love was until they had children. i understand that. >> our next little baby is grayson lee hike. born august 15th in nebraska. enjoying every second with him. mom says he wants to eat all the time. >> now rajet denise clark. born in indiana on july 19. she weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces. her mom says her daughter absolutely loves to stick out her tongue. >> oh, so cute. finally, aaron michael felkins jr. this handsome little guy was born august 10th in arizona. they say he looks just like
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daddy. >> daddy is very cute. if you want a chance for your baby to appear in our johnson's baby of the week, go to dotcom for details. all right, everybody. all right. what sleeping in separate beds can do to your marriage. we uncover. >> and bobby thomas is here with the buzz. first, these messages. i know we haven't known each other very long, but you seem like a real keeper. you're not perfect. but you're trying. anyway, i want you to know how much i appreciate you. you know, right? how much i love you. you're doing okay, mom. [ female announcer ] hey, ladies.
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it's tyime to talk about sleep. in the classic 1950s sitcom "i love lucy" ricky and lucy were famously known to sleeping in separate beds been that was due to television standards back then and it didn't always mean bliss for them. >> could it be healthy for your relationship? here to hopefully put the subject to rest so you can get some, dr. carol ash, the director of sleep medicine at meridian health and dr. jeff garde gardere. we were talking about the number couples that sleep in separate beds. according to one study, 40%. that seems high. >> does that mean separate rooms, like lucy and ricky, what? >> separate beds, sep rad rooms. it's actually a surprising number. i would agree with both of you. there's reasons why you may not be able to sleep in the same bed with someone. there's a different temperature ideal for each of us. menstrual cycle, menopause,
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pregnancy. >> snoring. >> a big one. >> and you might just be a light sleeper. you know, for people who want to sleep apart, it's okay. >> but we hear so much about the fact that there's a negative impact on your health. >> some of us don't get rest. >> how many years is this taking off my life? >> it definitely causes premature aging. it causes many diseases we hope to prevent. there's also underlying issues and sleep disorders that you don't want to ignore. >> what could it do to a relationship? because kathie and i were talking about this. >> it's a statement. >> it is a statement. both of you agree on the separate beds or separate bedrooms, then it works out. if it's only one of you who wants to do it, then of course you're going to have a partner who's upset about it. and i believe it really does
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build that wedge in the relationship. and it makes it much more at risk for more issues that may eventually end up in a break-up. >> then you haven't dealt with the problem. but yet you've established a precedent. >> exactly. we see if it's only one person wants to do it, usually there's some sort of an emotional conflict in the relationship and it becomes, you know, avoidance. >> one person doesn't have any trouble sleeping. they're like, i'm fine. and the other person is the one who doesn't get any rest. i guess you have to weigh what's worse, not sleeping or harming your relationship. >> the problem is, you don't want to fall asleep on the relationship. and that's the problem because if it's about your own selfish need to get sleep and you're not really attending to the needs of the partner, then that could be a real issue. >> well, you brought a couple of items here that might solve some of the problems. >> these are some simple things you can use if you decide i don't want to sleep apart but there's still that restlessness.
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this is called night wave. it emitts a blue light, a pulse, on the wall that you synchronize your breathing too. it helps you relax. >> think about it like counting sheep. regulating your breathing and your rhythm. >> oh, wow, okay. >> it's like glow to sleep mask. there's little lights inside the mask you can focus on and that helps eliminate the worry and the intrusive thoughts. >> it's not soft. >> on the inside, it's tough, i would agree with you. >> they'd be -- i don't know that that would look -- >> it really does work, but the other thing you see with that, it allows you to increase melatonin, production of melatonin, which makes you much more tired and allowed you to sleep. >> naturally. >> the last couple of things? >> if your temperature is an
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issue, this pillow is a cooler fabric and it also has greater aeration so it will keep the temperature cool and the pillow sonic speaker blocks out noise that you might have problems with if you're a light sleeper. >> thank you very much. >> the problem goes on and on. all right. reasons mommy drinks. we're going to give you a few. we're going to take a humorous look at being a new parent. >> coming up right after this. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] it's time healthy gets a dose of happy. new yoplait greek. bye-bye, stir. so long, sour. hello, happy. it's time to lick the lid again. ♪ it's time to lick the lid again. new almay cc cream is kind of a it covers, corrects, clarifies.
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for the season. >> i wanted to have some fun and show people fashion forward updates. i walked into bcbgs, 25th anniversary. had so much fun. this hat with the little cat ears. i love this. >> like hello kitty. >> and you were modeling the ear cuff which if you don't know this, all the trend setters are loving everything from animal ears to these great ornate ear cuffs. i like the fringe accent like you have on this bracelet. this is fun. if you're going to pick one thing to update this season, we've all done the statement necklace, but go with maybe a chandelier earring. something that's just bold. >> one or two? >> well, two, to match -- >> i don't know. >> one ear cuff is enough. unless you want to do like angel wings or devils. >> the little kitty cat thing again. >> yeah, but here. this is what's everywhere. i'm just the reporter. i'm telling you, i'm just the messenger.
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whether you like it or not. it's backwards. >> that's my problem, i am not a cute human being. >> the next one, you may want to know about the flared gusset trend. you're probably seeing this shape everywhere been this is sort of my devil wears prada moment like where did this loose sweater come from? right now, you're really going to see this shape everywhere. but what's good about it is you can fit your laptop in. you can get -- it gives you more room. these are all -- these start at $35. last but not least, don't laugh, but this delivery at your door from nastygal.com. this is a brand-new website -- well, not brand-new, it's been out for a few years. they've amassed 200 million social media followers. and a brand-new collection i am personally obsessed with their shoe cult collection. look at this.
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public offering, means employees, they get a cash in shares creating a whole new wave of very young millionaires. congratulations. early congrats. the one concern for the area is the influx of new home buyers with cash in hand and that will make it impossible for a lot of people to compete against that cash. some real estate agents, they believe the crush will convince some homeowners to put their places on the market and that should possibly level things out. good luck to all those guys with the new money. coming up, we'll have a look at your local weather and traffic right after this break.
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>> good friday morning. blue skies. we have a lot of low cloud corps in san francisco. the sun will come through. i promise you that much. especially on the bay side. about 67 degrees in san francisco area for today. 79. 78 right here in san jose. your full forecast and those weekend numbers coming up today at 11:00. check that drive with mike. >> good afternoon. still morning, right? i was thinking about the afternoon. let's look at the commute. the rest of the traffic also looks like it's hit the afternoon ease. here it's still slow, though, from 237 up towards ellis where we did have the earlier crash, and has still recovering, although all lanes are now cleared. the toll plaza pretty leer here. a little more crowded over the next hour as you head towards the my day, and the golden gate bridge also with the afternoon coming in. heading into the city, but so far great. low clouds not an issue.
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back to you. >> do keep many mind it is afternoon somewhere. no worries. coming up in one-half. we will see you at 11:00. more news for you then. we're back with today's call of the wild and all kinds of animals. >> raccoons that can attack to their cousins the kikaju. naturalist david, now we're a naturalist, has a party just waiting for us. >> you notice that david's getting gray around the temples? >> thanks for calling attention to it. >> at least it's not him that stinks. >> the first animal we're bringing out, you're going to think this is the animal that smells but it's not. it's a baby warthog. >> oh, my gosh. >> let's see if we can get her to feed. >> that's like the one on "the lion king." >> how old is that baby? >> just let her do her thing.
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>> violet? >> violet is her name. she's only a few months old. she can get to be a couple hundred pounds. adorable. she's just going to come and sniff around. >> you don't need to be afraid of them? >> no, she's just exploring this area. she's obviously never been here before. warthogs, these guys live in africa. they're superadapted for arid environments. >> he looks like he could be prey for everything. >> lions, leopards. >> aw. >> bottom of the food chain. >> look how he's on his knees. >> that's how they move around. she's going after. why don't we bring out our next animal. >> these are raccoons, right? >> these are two baby raccoons, orphans. we're going to feed them a little bit of a treat. fruit loops. >> they can get in anybody's trash can. >> as you mentioned, raccoons, even though they're cute, they live all around us, they are wild animals. you never want to try to make
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them a pet. that goes for any of these animals. >> well, they're nocturnal, aren't they? >> they are generally nocturnal. in urban areas, oftentimes you'll see these guys coming out to take advantage of garbage and human food. >> they're running out of fruit loops. >> just because you see these guys in the day time does not mean they're rabid but you never want to approach any wild animal. these are our favorite because ranger rick is our mascot. let's bring out the next animal here. >> whoa, they were fighting other the last fruit loop. >> this guy is -- >> is a merecat. >> it's a kikaju. you can pat her on the back if you want. it's very soft. it's actually kind of waterproofed. these guys live in central and south america and rain forests. i'm going to turn her around here. >> she's looking. >> no, she wants -- >> well, they're used to -- >> what does that mean?
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>> she's really clinging on the back of my shirt there. check out the tail. the tail is prehensile. it means they can actually -- >> hang from it. >> they tuesday as a fist. these guys eat fruit and nectar. they have a really long tongue. >> he likes the way you're smelling. >> speaking of smelling. >> this is the otter. >> this is the north american river otter. >> i cannot tell you how bad this thing smells. >> they kind of wrereek a littl bit because they're related to weasels and skunks. >> they're related to skunks? >> all the animals in that family has scent glands and they use them to communicate with others of their species. beautiful, beautiful animals. >> honestly. >> also a baby. >> they've got waterproof fur. you can see how awesome this is. these guys live in rivers and streams all throughout north america. they were once really almost
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wiped out. because we protected then, they're starting to come back. and not an animal you would see very regularly, but an important one out there in the ecosystem. >> its own ecosystem, yes. >> now, this one is kind of special. i'm going to let one of you guys hold this out in the air. hold your arm out like that, kathie lee. whoops. so anyway, this is a white necked craven. he was supposed to take your dollar bill but instead he's eating a cookie. great example of how smart these animalings are. i'll take my dollar back. >> he knows that's not edible. >> here he comes. >> let's see if he'll do it. >> no, he's not going to. he knows the cookie's edible and the dollar bill isn't. he can't spend a dollar bill, you know. >> he's going to go for it. i can feel it. no, no.
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>> there we go. let's see if he'll do it now or not. >> there's food everywhere. there we go. >> all right, all right. >> wow. >> anyway, raven, super smart bird. this guy's native to africa. very similar to our north american raven. >> ravens get bad press, don't they? ever since edgar allan poe. and j. edgar hoover. >> david, thank you. >> all right, honey. mercy laugh. >> a cute look at being a new parent. reasons mommy drinks. right after this. [ female announcer ] shaving can irritate skin, causing dark marks to become visible. dove has the effective solution. dove® cleartone™ anti-perspirant with calendula and sunflower seed extracts. it moisturizes to help accelerate natural skin renewal processes helping skin to repair itself while still keeping you dry.
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mommy drinks," they help moms survive the baby years with a sense of humor. hi, ladies. you've been friends a long, long time. and got -- were you in each other's weddings or something like that or just friends forever and had your baby sons just a couple months apart? pregnant together through the whole thing. so you do bond with people. challenges too, didn't you? >> absolutely. we are so lucky we had each other. you have this beautifulbaby, you love this baby so much, but you're like, what do i do with this baby? is this normal? >> how many children do you now have? >> one. >> just the one. >> it gets easier. >> it does? no one told us that. >> we like the book because you illustrate -- you burnipunctuatr book with the drinks that go with it. >> these are nonalcoholic ones. a lot of mothers are nursing and you have to be careful with that. >> cocktail that goes along with each, right?
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>> right. >> what have you brought us? >> well, we can start with the baby belly. >> the beleni. >> want to try that? >> tell us about this. how did this drink come about? >> all the entries are based on a truth. we follow the chronological to, from the baby shower to the first year. this one, for instance, is based on prenatal. >> that's significant. >> it could be -- >> i have something called the safe traveler. tell us about this one. >> that is the drink that a company -- because every mom knows that it can be a real challenge to get your baby into the car seat and also sleeping in the car seat. so that's the dream. you want to do the 12-hour road trip and the baby's sleeping. >> my child hated the car seat. total disaster. battle every time.
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getting them in. but not getting them out. that's the good news. >> i just would crank the mix and hope for the best. >> it's a fun concept but i can imagine some people would have some issues. >> it's been overwhelmingly positive. people get the joke behind the title. and, you know, understand mostly we're talking about coffee because every mom needs her three cups a day. yeah, it's been really, really positive. people feel like -- people have said -- get inside my head, how do you know exactly what i'm thinking? >> it's meant to be, you know, fun. >> we had a lot of books before you have the baby that are sort of, here's all the bad things that can happen. >> right, so our book is really the humorous side and our message is don't worry, you'll get through it, and it's actually, you'll come out laughing on the other end. >> like the confetti cocktail, is that like the last one? >> this is in honor of your first birthday.
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>> aw. >> which we've seen women now -- we comb the pinterest boards. it's sort of like a marathon of who can outdo each other. >> the child doesn't even know what's going on. who are you try to impress? >> it's about that one photo, the cake smash. >> thanks, ladies. good luck with the book. >> thank you. >> got some music playing. how to bring paris to your dinner table. right after this. young women are sacrificing so much today without thinking of their 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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[ female announcer ] so call now to choose a u-verse triple-play bundle for just $79 a month. get the same great price for two years. plus switch and get a total home dvr included for life. why wait? call today. [ male announcer ] choose at&t and build your bundle. it's whatever works for you. ♪ it is time for today's kitchen what's cooking. if you haven't made it to paris, you can bring the city of lights to you by making a simple inexpensive meal you could find in an authentic french bistro. >> in the kitchen is chef jacques of the legendary restaurant in northern virginia. we love it when you come.
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>> you know what the good news is, it's this time in paris, so -- >> chef, it's actually the city of light, not lights, right? it's called the city of light. >> i'll show you how to make these. they're popping up all over the place. one of the main stays is muss mussels. so we make sure we have nice clean mussels. scrape off any barnicles. these are rope mussels which are usually cleaner. you want to be careful you don't use them if they're open a little bit or they're unusually heavy because that means there's internal grit. butter, shallots, white wine, parsley. >> garlic, right?
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>> not when you're being coup g i cooking them the first time around. just until the mussels first open up. then i'm going to show you how to make this. we're going to take two sticks of butter. that's enough for two people, isn't it? one for each. so we're going to put a little to bassco, worcester, lemon, shallots, garlic, fennel and parsley. we mix that up into our softened butter. we've made a little ahead here to keep things moving. we've seen the mussels, we've cooled them. then we're going to put the mussels right on there. this is great because you can make them ahead of time until your guests come. all you need to do is just melt the butter over the mussels and you have your wonderful mussel dish. it's great. >> is that what we're eating
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here? it looks so different. >> oh, my gosh, it's delicious. >> you put your butter on top. voila, into the oven. it's delicious. >> how long do you cook them? >> just two or three minutes or maybe 30 seconds under the broiler, just so it melts. our next dish, classic dish. >> bring that over. >> and the good news is we're going to switch. >> chef, thank you. >> wonderful to be with you again. >> delicious. >> the french accent, i'm sorry, it's only for the paying customers. >> here, you want to try this? >> no. >> for dessert. a fruit salad with ginger. delicious. >> unbelievable. what time do you open for dinner? >> today, 5:00. >> there you go. come and see us in washington.
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>> this is delicious. >> you should take your mom there. you should take your mom and i should take my mom, my sister and everybody, all of our family in washington, d.c. we should definitely. >> my french accent, i promise. >> all right, do you -- what do you keep in your purse, people? we're about to find out. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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while a dog may be a man's best friend, you hardly ever see a woman without her purse. >> these days, if you're headed to a professional football game, chances are you're going to have to leave home without it. >> what will you take with you? >> maybe we should start with -- what do you have in there? we took to streets to find out. >> a woman's purse is sacred. a place where one can keep
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important items such as brushes. hairspray. workout gear. now there's this new stadium laws that say people with purses must carry tlimit the items the on them. if you're only allowed a couple items, what would they be? >> my wallet. >> chapstick. >> bottle of gin. >> my glasses. >> glasses. >> why is that funny? what else is in your purse? pull one thing out you think is crazy. this is like you keep secrets in here? >> sure. >> keys, very important. a saturn. let's unlock it. is that hand sanitizer? >> mike and ike. >> she's like a cvs. this doesn't lack like a charger. >> i got it and found out it was a charger. >> you have an entire sandwich. you never know when you need a bike or something more. refrigerator magnet of the jersey shore?
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why? after today, i realized a woman's purse is truly a sacred item filled with makeup, perfume and most random things ever. >> so what is the craziest thing -- first of all, is this a purse? >> i spilled something in it so i've been using that. >> what's the craziest thing i'm going to find? this is unbelievable. >> that's my wallet. look at that. my wallet. >> you've got a very heavy book. dirty. >> no. leapt's look in yours. i just want you to look in her bag because no one has a better bag. sunglasses. neatly. wallet, how convenient. checkbook. oh, my god, who does this? you have gum. >> next week, we have performances by james blount, five for fighting and country
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music artist billy kurding. >> and melissa gorga. have a great weekend everybody, okay, bye. hoda, that's not even a purse.
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>> i'm john kelly. new at 11:00. syria's president -- kerry and russian foreign minister sergei lavrov taking a detour from the chemical weapons discussions this morning in geneva. they took a trip over to visit the u.n. headquarters and talk about long-term solutions to the syrian civil war. kerry says he hopes the u.n. will finally start a long delayed peace talk between the assad regime and syrian rebels. >> president obama

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