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(musica) . good morning, outrage, the government shutdown now preventing the family was fallen soldiers from collecting death benefits. as the country moves ever closer to an unprecedented default. up until air, a court hearing for the 9-year-old boy who snuck on to a flight. his future remains uncertain as new questions surface about his past brushes with the law. and turning the tables, a would-be robbery is confronted with a weapon. and police are calling this exactly not to do today. tuesday, october 8th, 2013.
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this is today with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to today on a tuesday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer and told to have sex. >> that's whey read in the paper. >> if you didn't see the show yesterday, what did he just say? we'll fill you in later. i was doing fine until yesterday. >> miley cyrus advised people that after 40 people don't have sex. matt is well over 40. everyone at the table, actually. >> you guys aren't well over. >> just past 40. we're a hair past 40. >> a little later on, have some fun with it. but first the standoff over the nation's ability to borrow. and how it could impact every american right away.
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peter alexander has the latest on the stalemate, good morning. >> hi, matt, october 17th, that's the next potential crisis to circle. that's the debt ceiling. as bad as the shutdown is, economists warn that failing to raise the debt ceiling would be infinitely worse. it's now week two of the government shutdown that both sides insist they want to end. >> congress should do what's in the best interest of the economy and the american people. >> house speaker john boehner is demanding the president make a deal. >> mr. president, it's time to have that conversation before our economy is put further at risk. >> reporter: next up, that october 17th deadline with concern that congress won't raise the debt ceiling by then. what is it? it's the equivalent of the credit card limit, when nay run out of money and can't borrow another dime.
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it's nearly $16.7 trillion dollars, trillion, with a t. it's estimated to hit it on the 17th. then if the congress doesn't green light the borrowing of more, the u.s. could default. bad news for social security recipients, medicare providers and members of the military, all scheduled to get the payments november 1st. economists say it's an economic calamity. it could be catastrophic. a crisis for the markets, investments slashed. those low interest rates you're used to, gone. same for anyone looking to buy or refinance a house. that mortgage rate could skyrocket. >> i have people scrambling to get things in before rates go up any higher. >> reporter: the white house is
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leaving the door open for a temporary solution, refusing to rule out a short-term extension if house republicans agree to reopen the government and increase the debt ceiling with no strings attached. that would avert the crisis. >> we'll have more from the white house later. and how some of the members of the military are not getting death benefits. more of that. and now jim kramer, mad money on cnbc. america can't borrow anymore, does that mean we default that day? >> that's money in the till. we don't know how much. november 1st, there's not enough. >> we could default on november 1st. a lot of economists say it's a calamity. >> that's true. i imagine they'll pay the interest on the debt, so therefore there's not a real default, but, yes, it's a calamity. almost everything in the world
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is priced off treasures. this is the most important single piece of paper in the world. and no one knows what will happen. >> we owe a certain amount of money, interest on the debt, even if we don't raise the debt ceiling, there's still money to pay it, but what other bills do you pay? is that the economic consequence? >> exactly. the government can't pay every bill by raising debt. they have to prioritize, but they have to pay the debt. it's a constitutional crisis. >> what should you do if you're watching this unfold in washington? be in the stock market or the bond market? >> we're a rich country. if you try to get out and get back in, i think you'll fail. this is not a crisis about being bankrupt. we have the money to pay, it's just political. >> always good to get your perspective. now here's matt. and new details on how the government shutdown is affecting military families.
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andrea mitchell is here with a closer look at that. good morning. >> good morning. of all the outrage, this one hits home. the families of five u.s. troops killed over the weekend got a second call, that the government cannot pay the immediate death benefits to help with funerals and flights because of the government shutdown. far from the furloughs on the front lines, marine lance corporal jeremiah collins worked one the most dangerous government jobs. the 19-year-old was killed afghanistan. back in milwaukee, a mother's grief. collins was one of five u.s. service members killed in afghanistan over the weekend. on sunday, four were killed in an ied attack. they died on the 12th anniversary of a war that has claimed over 2100 members of the u.s. military.
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but unlike those killed before, these service members families won't receive the $100,000 death gratuity, typically wired within 36 hours to help with the funeral until survivor benefits are made. no money to fly them to the base for the dignified return of >> washington is shut down, but asking people to go to war. they can serve and fight for the country, but the families get an iou, they are just shocked. >> shannon collins still shocked back in milwaukee. she can't wait for washington. she's grieving. officials say the law passed last week does not allow the immediate death benefit to be paid to families of the fallen. a senior official says he is disgusted by the dilemma. the pentagon is hoping to correct it perhaps as early as today. >> what a story.
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thank you very much. meanwhile, two terror raise by u.s. force this is weekend. one landed a high-profile al-qaeda leader, and the other did not work out. we have more details on how it went wrong and what perhaps u.s. officials are going to get out of the suspect. >> the first that was detained, he could be held on a u.s. warship in the mediterranean for days or weeks as he's being interrogated. we are learning of the details on the one that didn't succeed in somalia according to several military sources. it was a daring assault on this beach used by shark fisherman. but it was dark when less than two dozen navy s.e.a.l.s approached flanked by a support craft. they were after al shah ban, they took over a shopping mall
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and killed over 60 hostages over four long days. but when they took up their position, a lone man smoking a cigarette spotted them. he gave no clue and strolled in like nothing was wrong. but militants ran out shooting and a gunfight broke out. people, including children, flooded into the zone. they retreated. >> it's tempting to believe that the special operations are a clear and easy solution, quick, simple, and clean. there are risks no matter the option. drones, special operations. >> while the target from the massacre in nairobi wasn't captured, the mission demonstrated that the united states can put direct pressure on the leadership at any time of our choosing. two weekend missions, one resulting in the capture in
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libya of abu ann that is al libi. a founding member of al-qaeda. the other sending a message, american black ops will come knocking. >> he could have a wealth of information. >> it depends on what he's saying and how much he's willing to cooperate. they are not using the enhanced interrogation, the water boarding. that's changed. instead he's being investigated and debriefed by the fbi, cia, u.s. military intelligence. they can't use sleep deprivation. they can use good cop/bad cop. who he knows what about he knows. but we don't know if he's talking. >> thank you very much. now to natalie with an advisory about a popular brand of chicken. >> that's right. the department of agriculture issued a health alert for fosters farms chicken in california.
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270 people have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak in 18 states. they say there's no recall at this time, and they are eating chicken undercooked or improperly handled. california's governor vetoed a bill allowing non-residents to serve on jury duty in california. governor jerry brown said it's a responsibility of citizenship. demolition is underway on the jersey shore following the fire that destroyed the board walk and dozens of businesses. demolition and clean up, two months, rebuilding, a lot longer. and now the new york driver chased and beaten by bikers. he is seen on video attacking the suv. he drives off as the victim is pulled from the vehicle. three-time indianapolis 500
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winner dario franchitti will need another surge. he suffered multiple injuries. he says he thanks everyone for their well-wishes and sends his best to the spectators injured as well. new york rangers got a lot of help from the opposing team's goalie. he misplayed a harmlessly cleared puck, but it ricochetted into his own net. turning a routine play into something for his low-light reel. rangers ended up winning 3-1. and the gunman who try would to scare a convenience store clerk took off without a penny after the clerk grabbed a two foot long machete. they re-arrested this to help find the gunman. he was running out of the of the parking lot. this is whatnot to do.
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do not confront a robbery in this situation. >> don't bring out the three foot knife? >> after he fired the warning shot, he pulled the trigger again and the gun jammed. that could have ended very differently. >> it was the chasing across the parking lot that was not the right call. >> thank you very much. violent weather in the northeast. >> big storm, frontal system, no lightning, but a lot of wind. take a look, 60 foot tree crashing into this home. small fires, damaging a lot of cars in the process, and you can see small fires starting to develop. all right, let's show you what's going on now. we are going to be looking at a little bit of energy left over from our good friend karen. it's going to be developing off the southeastern atlantic coast, making its way up the coast, and as it does, bringing a lot of heavy wind and rain from the
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carolinas today into tomorrow, up into the mid-atlantic states and the northeast by thursday. look at the rainfall amounts. heaviest rain along the delmarva peninsula, 3-5 inches. 2-3 inches from new england. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. knowing that with so many delicious varieties, it's tough to choose just one favorite. apricot pineapple... [ male announcer ] for five generations, with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. good tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist christina
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loren. another beautiful day, we hit the sweet stride. i want to show you this gorgeou3 live picture coming in from high atop san bruno overlooking the bay. spectacular start to the day and a comfortable finish. 73 for fremont and 70 degrees in san francisco. might see a few sprinkles in the south bay through wednesday. temperatures not fluctuating that much. and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thanks very much. a little more on the 9-year-old boy who hopped a plane from minneapolis to las vegas without a ticket. he'll be in court this morning as they try to figure out how he made it through security. john yang is in minneapolis with the latest. hi, john. >> reporter: hey, matt. in morning, local, federal and airline officials are reviewing their policies at the minneapolis airport, all because that 9-year-old got by them all.
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the young boy apparently skipped through security at the minneapolis airport with no ticket, no boarding pass and no problems. >> all of this since 9/11 has been to keep us safe. and it has. but still we have gaping holes, and this is a perfect example. >> reporter: it happened last week, and we don't know how the vegas-bound flight. >> i have an 8-year-old son. that freaked me out. >> reporter: they reviewed surveillance tape, he made a test run the day before, arriving by light rail and grabbing a random bag off the baggage carousel. he ate lunch outside security check points. he had used the bathroom and directed to a nearby concourse. he left behind the lunch bill and the bag. the next time he's spotted, the
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light rail back to minneapolis. >> he had to be smart and in the know. >> reporter: the next day, returned by light rail, and screened at at check point, and went to g-4, talked to a delta agent. he walked down the jetway and boarded the flight to las vegas. they are working with authorities to find out what happened, and is reviewing our policies and procedures to make sure something like this does not happen again. sometime after takeoff, a flight attendant was not on a list of unattended minors. police met him when the plane landed in vegas. now because of his age, he's not, identified, but the minneapolis star tribune reports he's well-known to local authorities. he's stolen a car, snuck into a water park, and been the subject of a child protection investigation, matt. >> all right, in minneapolis this morning, john, thanks so much.
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cameron hall, holding down the fort for carson. >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. it's been my job, not slept all night, perusing the internet for what people are talking about. jimmy fallon last night, he spent a little time with one of my favorites, sir paul mccartney. take a look. >> hey, dude. terribly sorry about that, mr. mccartney. >> no problem, jimmy. >> what just happened? >> i think we just swichd accents. >> this is awful. >> speak for yourself, i sound cool, i sound like a beetle. i could say anything, have a spot of tea and drive on the wrong side of the road. sponge bob square pants, here comes hon you boo boo. >> no. >> twerging with. >> i don't know what that means. all right, that's it.
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>> hey, my voice is back. >> so there you have it, it's kind of infectious, all day i've been saying good day, mate. i think that's more australian. i digress. sir paul has been a sex symbol for more years than he wants me to count. which brings me, mr. lauer -- >> you worked for that one. >> he's trending today after a particular moment with little miss miley cyrus. >> it's not working for me either. >> that's what i've heard. i don't know -- okay. here we go, one thinger and one finger -- >> that monitor is more than 40 years old. >> okay. i'm not going -- real quick, we have a poll this morning. after miley cyrus told matt that people over 40 really don't have sex, we're going pose the question to you at home.
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are you having less sex if you're over the age of 40? i am 42. wink, wink. but nevertheless, we're going to show you the poll and talk about miley's moment with matt that has set the internet -- i think it made international news, matt. >> really? that's great. you keep working on that monitor too, cameron. >> you might want to check your finger. >> cameron, thank you. coming up, we will tell you about the giant killer hornets that are terrorizing parts of china. not funny, actually. and if you throw away food after the use-by date, you may be throwing away a lot of money. some food that can last weeks or months past that date. but first, this is today on nbc. >> when our little girl was born,
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let's get to work. it's 7:26. good morning. i'm jon kelley. a sad story here. san francisco police right now talking to the mother of a baby who died at san francisco general hospital overnight. that child was brought tou/pháh emergency room after midnight. the medical examiner calling this death suspicious. >> the search is on for the allegñ(á mastermind of a major drug ring in east san jose. santa clara county deputies say jose jimenez ran this operation out of his home near story and white road. detectives seized $825,000 in cash, two loaded handguns and nearly 30 pounds of crystal meth and heroin from inside the home. this happened on friday. the street value of these drugs,
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$1.5 million. and police in san jose say a drowsy driver drove right into the side of an apartment building in the cambria neighborhood this morning. they say the driver did fall asleep behind the wheel near hillsdale. the truck he was driving went into another car before slamming into a gas meter and eventually the side of the apartment building. good news here, despite running into the gas meter and the building nobody was @hurt. it was a cool start. a little chilly. it's going to be spectacular to see. >> isn't this nice, jon. good tuesday morning. a beautiful start to the day over san francisco. we have some low clouds and patchy fog. you want to keep that in mind. petaluma, 39 degree, 52 in oakland and 51 degrees in san jose. winds are pretty light but they pick up. throughout this afternoon, temperatures will be comfortable. talking about plenty of upper 70s across the bay area.
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maybe a stray shower. mostly in the south bay through tomorrow. let's check your drive. >> we'll move to the maps and the south bay where we have slower spots. north 101 not bad. 280 bogging down. 87 and 85 jammed. 85 there is a crash past 87 slowing you down more as you head into highway 17. we have aác@y slower drive southbound 880 into fremont out of hayward but the peninsula ?÷ up.ound 880 into fremont out >> busy out there.
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 8th day of october, 2013. that's pretty. that is the sunrise over cape may, new jersey. >> beautiful there. >> i'm matt lauer with savannah guthrie, al roker, and natalie morales. >> can you believe how beautiful that shot is? someone fabulous took that picture. her name is nancy guthrie in tucson arizona. >> she's my mom. >> we're letting it in. >> we ran it in reverse there. >> exactly. >> thanks mrs. guthrie. let's take a look at what's happening today. there's been no progress on capitol hill in easing the gridlock that's shutdown much of the government.
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>> u.s. interrogators are hoping to question a terror suspect aboard a warship in the mediterranean. >> and residents are cleaning up after a powerful storm hit the northeast bringing pounding rains and heavy winds. >> when you look in your cabinets and the used by date has passed, do you throw it away? >> based on what's in my fringe, no. >> this morning on rossen reports, what those dates really mean. they could be costing you a lot of money. it's a very interesting story. >> this is a perfect segway. speaking of those use by dates, miley cyrus rocked the plaza of course here yesterday. >> and rocked my world too. >> right. because of her conversation with matt and the topic of sex after 40 just rocketed off line. we're going to get you all caught up. >> the use by date. >> the use by date. >> use before 40. >> all right. well, we will switch topics, thankfully, to an entire region.
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china living in some fear and it's an unlikely suspect, killer giant hornets. dozens of people died and more than 16 have been hurt and local officials are exhausting all of their options to fight them off. ian williams is in beijing this morning with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. we're back in beijing but we brought back a sample here which i'll introduce to you more formally a little bit later. they are really scary and have an entire chinese province on edge. >> the giant one. >> reporter: this is public enemy number one. the asian giant hornet. the world's biggest. as large as a human thumb. together with a smaller but as lethal species they killed 42 people since july and brought fear to the province. >> the most dangerous. >> they have big nests. the groups are so big. they kill people. >> reporter: at least 1600 people have been injured.
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the hornet's venom is highly toxic. it can dissolve human tissue. more than five stings can cause renal failure. entire villages are on edge. they're used to hornets but never on this scale which experts blame on hot and dry weather. she now rarely leaves her home after being stung four times on her face and head when she disturbed a hornet's nest while picking chestnuts. everybody is so scared she told me. i've never seen so many flying around. the authorities struggled to con trot the hornets which can fly at up to 25 miles per hour. hundreds of extermination teams have been mobilized to destroy their nest which is are at their biggest this time of the year. firefighters taking no chance with the aggressive swarms of hornets. >> this is one of more than 4,000 nets destroyed in the last week. each one can contain more than 1,000 hornets. you really don't want to stumble
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across one of these. the giant hornet is a leading predator. the sharks of the insect world. an expert says that like sharks they only attack if they're disturbed but that comes with little comfort to the villagers here. well, this specimen is now dead but i'm still keeping my distance. it's one of the smaller ones but stings from hornets like this can down a cow and five stings can bring renal failure to humans. the authorities insist they're now in control and say cold weather will send the hornets into hibernation soon but for now the heat wave continues as does the hornet menace, savannah. >> ian williams, terrifying. >> send them into hibernation until next year. >> yeah and then they're going to be really ticked. >> cranky, right? >> that's scary. >> let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> we have warm weather to talk
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about. our friends in the midwest will be talking about warm stuff. we have a ridge of high pressure as it's building in. the winds come clockwise around that so that warms things up. so as you can see we're going to be looking attempts today getting up into the 70s. chicago, 75 degrees. st. louis 78. omaha 77, amarillo, texas, a high of 84 degrees. we have another storm system coming into the pacific northwest bringing rain there. windy conditions through the plains. the southern interior states spectacular. karen getting itself together in the southeast but beautif 7:35 on a tuesday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures are pretty chilly. i wanted to show you this live picture of oakland. nice and clear here. might see a little bit of cloud game. one more to get further into the playoffs today. we're looking good there.
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temperatures are fabulous as well. 73 for oakland. 75 san jose. temperatures nice and steady. maybe a light shower in the north bay.$qnz don't forget, get that weather you need any time of the day or night go to the weather channel on cable, online. >> coming up next on rossen reports, how the use by dates can be costing you big bucks when it comes to your groceries. >> and the tv news anchor under fire for breaking bad on twitter. [ bird chirping ]
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have a feeling you are, before you eat anything you check the date. if it's passed you chuck it in the garbage but this morning throw out everything you know. there's a new study that says the use by dates on the labels have nothing to do with food safety. in fact, the food may still be good for weeks, months, even years past the date. >> reporter: go to the grocery store and the stamps are on everything. use by, sell by, better if used by, best if used by. what does it all mean. >> no good. >> reporter: for this mother of two, it means toss anything past the date so her family doesn't get sick. >> i fear what might be seeping into the cans or what kind of bacteria is growing in there. i have no idea. >> reporter: in fact, americans chuck 160 billion pounds of food every year. an average family of four throwing away $1,560.
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but hang on, a lot of that out of date food is perfectly good. in fact, this new study from harvard and the nrdc finds those sell by dates are confusing and misleading. >> people think these are expiration dates. they think if they eat the food after this date they're going to get sick but it's not true. >> reporter: emily is the lead author of the study. she says food can be totally safe well past the date. from cereal, to salad dressings, even eggs. >> when i see use by or sell by on a product, what does that mean? >> it has nothing to do with safety at all. it's just a manufacturers best guess of when that food will be the freshest and at the best quality. >> reporter: and how inferrers come up with those dates? it's often ugh regulated and varying from state to state. >> if i eat food past the date i'm not going to get sick. >> there's not a single instance
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of food bourn illness or poisoning after that date. >> reporter: all of this a game changer for jennifer who says she is going to hold on to her food longer. >> i think it would definitely save me some money. >> that one is still good. >> there are products with expiration dates on them, exp, one is infant formula. that's tightly controlled and we also think a lot about milk and fresh meats. those dates are pretty accurate. >> we have products here and you'll go through them. dairy, you get into dairy and meat, people basically adhere to those dates. >> yeah, you should. >> eggs, though? >> no, that's the surprising thing. when you buy eggs and see the sell by or use by dates on it, it usually go a couple of days after that. eggs are good to three to five weeks after that. write down the date you bought it. it's good up to five weeks after
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that. >> cereal, crackers, how long after these? >> nine months to a year they'll stay good if they remain unopened. not only should you not throw this out but if your local grocery store is having a sell, you can put them in your cabinet and save money. >> condiments, mustard, ketchup, salad dressing and mayonnaise. most people probably hold these past the date. >> remind me not to come over to your house for dinner. >> i think they do. >> but mayonnaise too. >> i wouldn't do that. >> it's okay. it has nothing to do with food safety. these can last and that includes mayonnaise for one and a half years after you buy it if they remain unopened. >> if my house we have never gotten past the expiration date on ketchup. we go through that quickly. same with peanut butter. >> this is the real shocker, if you keep these unopened, three to four years peanut butter will stay good. god knows what's in it. >> once you open it, pay more
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attention to these dates. it's all about the smell test just like you would do with milk, for any of these products, smell it. if it smells bad you probably shouldn't eat it. if you see active mold on it, you can scrape that off and still taste it. this is about freshness. you can eat it and probably not get sick. >> but it's still keeping your family safe and saving you a lot of money. >> jeff rossen, thank you. up next, we'll check in with tamron in the orange room and we'll talk more about the fall out over our candid conversation with miley cyrus. >> and a little later on, carrie in the coffee shop. the viral video that had unsuspected customers fearing for their lives right after this. ( telephone rings )
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with miley cyrus reminds me of? that time she told you weren't having sex because you were over 40. >> you mean yesterday? >> tamron is in the orange room and worked out the technical difficulties. >> she put on a memorable performance but the interview still has people talking. >> move on to something else. >> well, i heard when you turn 40 things start to go a little less sexual. >> don't say that. >> probably around 40. i heard that's when people don't have sex anymore. so i guess maybe around then. >> miley cyrus lit up the internet with her comments about no sex after 40. >> well, she is going to be really pleasantly surprised. >> probably just gets better. >> she's young. i understand her saying that. i might have said that when i was 20. >> but the 20-something singer maybe on to something, a survey from the journal of sexual medicine shows sex does drop at age 40. >> the survey says 71% of male
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and 64% of family 30 somethings are active and 40 somethings it drops to 61 and 56%. by the 50s, it's down to 44 and 29%. still more than a few people are happy to tell the we can't stop singer that they don't stop. >> no age limit, you know? not at all. you just got to keep going until you drop dead. >> sex after 40 absolutely and matt knows that. >> all right. >> i have no idea who that is. >> we have a poll we sent out to our viewers as well to get their thoughts on it and, you know, i had a little trouble earlier -- >> oh, wow. >> i brought my miley singer with me. i'm going to own this screen today. here we go guys. john daily, the famous golfer tweeted out love your showing at today show and your music.
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i do disagree with you i'm over 40 and sex is just as good as it was when i was 20. and he's saying that wearing those pants. our survey, do you think people have less sex after the age of 40. survey says, 39% say yes. 61 say no. i say, listen, when you're 20 you always think that 40 year olds aren't having sex and when you're 40 you think that about 60 but you know what you're doing in your bedroom and that's all that matters. >> i didn't hear a thing after miley said she thought i was 40 years old. >> you looked it. >> yeah. >> we'll be back right aft let's do a wake up call. nothing wrong with taupe. but nope. let's open up a can of this. and match this. let's validate, navigate, and then let's get after it. paint, no. let's do... pow. let's do this. more saving. more doing.
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7:56. good morning. i'm jon kelley. when it bums to b.a.r.t. there is no deal but there is no strike plans either. b.a.r.t. and its union resuming talks in a few hours from now. the deadline looming out there as the cooling off period ordered by governor brown ends thursday night. the unions they say they don't plan to strike friday. management and workers are still fighting over pay and .obenefit. the scene of a fire in the south bay could lead to a criminal investigation. fire officials, they say it could be a drug house. investigators say legal wiring in the basement caused this fire. other items suggesting illegal activity were also found boarded up in that basement, so far we can tell you no other homes have been damaged. let's take it outside now, good news, the cool temperatures are going to turn into a spectacular day. christina, thank you. >> you're welcome. i thought you were saying the
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good news is you're back. fantastic news. taking a live look here, san jose, a beautiful start. good air quality across the bay area. might get showers in the south bay tomorrow, otherwise we're looking pretty good. temperatures are going to stay steady in the 70s. 73 in fremont, 75 in san jose and 70 degrees in san francisco. your seven-day outlook tells$ñ e story. temperatures level off. warming back up into the weekend. here is mike. >> a slow drive here, westbound 92 across the san mateo bridge. you would expect this look at this. if you don't take it every day you don't realize it's like that especially on tuesdays. look at the map, a slower drive across the span. the dumbarton bridge, 84 showing a good volume. connecting the two no problems on the peninsula. extra slow through hayward southbound 880 at .owinton, a crash clearing and there it is in the south bay. >> what do they say, life in the
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it's >> it's 8:00 on "today". a child sent home from school with a letter saying she's too heavy. a florida family now fighting back. is there finally proof marilyn monroe had plastic surgery. and spectacular images from national geographic's look at the race to save child rhinos on today, october 8th, 2013. kentucky girls love matt and savannah. >> good morning to you. >> hi. i'm from tennessee. i'm turning 30 on "today". >> happy birthday!
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♪ >> hello there. >> we want to give a big shoutout to our friends and family in new philadelphia, ohio. >> o-h! >> i-o! >> that sign says i'm 60. i think it was a good one. savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer and al roker. something about being 60. >> hollywood auctions are always a lot of fun. we have great items in the studio right now, including the dress worn -- the the wedding dress worn by julianne drews in" the sound of music." >> cool. >> that is very good. plus, rare items from marilyn monroe, to captain kirk and princess diana. education nation. teachers making house calls. is it a good idea?
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we'll let you know. >> natalie, good morning. >> good morning, savannah, matt and all. the government shutdown is hitting home for u.s. families who have already paid a big price. the families of five u.s. troops killed over the weekend in afghanistan have been told they won't get death benefits to help with funerals or flights to meet their loved ones cough ins because of the government shutdown. typically $100,000 is wired to a family within 36 hours of a death to help with funeral and other expenses. . with one financial crisis still unresolved, congress now turning its attention to the looming debt catastrophe. senate will try to pass a measure raising the borrowing limit just enough to last until next year's election. the white house has not ruled out an unprecedented default on obligations. northeast is cleaning up from storms that left a trail of
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downed power lines and trees in massachusetts. thousands of customers spent the night without electricity. some homes damaged. there were no reports of injuries. protesters ran for cover last night when a car that overturned made contact with a small bonfire, and then exploded. it blew 300 yards into the air. protesters were angry they had not received their government rent allowances. a florida law that requires students to have health screenings is stirring controversy. a parents of a young girl in naples, florida spoke out about a hurtful fat letter. sixth grader lily is a star volleyball player. she looks like your average 11-year-old. >> she is athletic. she's tall. >> when he was cement sent home a letter from the collier county
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health department. the letter said she was overweight. a law requires all students to get public health screenings at the top of the year. it puts her in the category of at risk. >> it tells you to go to their website. when you do that the at risk turns into lily is overweight. >> it worries what effect the so-called fat letter will have on their daughter. >> don't send it home with the kids. how hard is it to put these letters in the mail. >> they are meant to alert parents to potential health problems. >> it is only a screening tool. >> but they don't think a hurtful letter is the answer. >> this letter can do no good. if a kid is overweight, they know they're overweight. >> on a different note, they say don't cry over spilled milk. but this may leave some women
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weeping. a store employee was shocking the shelves. the moment the man was done, he stood back, admired his work. and then the whole thing fell down, that massive mess. that has gone viral. yes, we're all crying over it. it is 8:05. outside to matt, savannah and al. >> i hate to see that. al is across the plaza with the weather in that's right. all the way down here -- who is this young man? >> this is michael. >> where are you guys from? >> rochester, new york. >> good to see you. let's see what we've got for you. starting off the day, you can see we have a lot of wet weather making its way across the southeast. let's head to chicago. it's a nice day there as you look at wrigley field. the next three days looking pretty good. sunny. temperatures getting up into the mid-70s thanks to earth cam for that picture. as you can see, we're looking at a beautiful day today in the
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northeast, on into the great lakes. more wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest. plenty >> thank you, al. 8:06 is the time on a tuesday morning. it is chilly out there. we have plenty of mid 40 oz to low 50s, and you can see from this live picture it's nice and clear from high atop san bruno mountain. a beautiful day shaping up. you'll notice, though, from the picture of san jose we're facing our camera west, there is a little bit of coastal cloud cover out there, and that's going to keep your temperatures at the coast pretty cool today. however, on the bay side of san francisco, 70 degrees. 77 for los gados. s 75 in san jose. and happy birthday to grandma peg. 90 years old. where are you from. >> well, i started out in bronxville, new york. >> you made it here. fantastic. another ten years to willard can wish you a happy birthday. back to you.
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>> thank you so much. happy birthday. she looks beautiful. coming up, why a tweet about breaking bad has a local tv news anchor in a bit of hot water this morning. >> also from the sound of music to marilyn monroe, pieces of some of hollywood's favorite celebrity iconic items. they could be yours. but first -- >> we also have a story about the jungles of napal and the fight to save a rhino. but first, these messages. [ female announcer ] you get sick, you can't breathe through your nose... suddenly you're a mouth breather. a mouth breather! how do you sleep like that? you dry up, your cold feels even worse. well, put on a breathe right strip and shut your mouth. cold medicines open your nose over time, but add a breathe right strip, and pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more so you can breathe and do the one thing you want to do. sleep. add breathe right to your cold medicine. shut your mouth and sleep right. breathe right.
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check it out. benjamin franklin getting a bit of a facelift. the government shutdown goes on. the federal reserve is out with new $100 bills and today maybe the day you can actually get your hands on these redesigned c notes. lucky for us they're right here. federal security officials brought them to us. >> great security little features on this. there's a band that reveals the phrase 100 usa when you hold the bill up to the light. there is a blue 3-d security ribbon right down the center. now to the right of that is a color shifting bellow kated in an ink well. >> oh it changes color. >> yes. >> also new an imagine of the quill pen used to sign the declarati declaration of independence. >> very modern. >> i'd like to further study those. >> thank you. trending on reuters, what is in your chicken nuggets? do you want to know the answer
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for this? this is tough for me. researchers in mississippi say that only half of what is in a chicken nugget is actually chicken. >> yeah. >> the rest is nugget? >> do you want to know what the other half is? fat, blood vessels? kids are you listening? pieces of bone. even so one of the researchers says nuggets are okay to eat occasionally. the chicken industry says nuggets are an excellent source of protein especially for picky eaters like mine. >> mine are at school already. >> bone? >> everything tastes better fried, as a southerner. >> it still tastes like chicken. >> trending on twitter, breaking bad? a knew anchor with a philadelphia tv station is catching a lot of flak for a story she tied to the hit cable show breaking bad. after a series of shootings she tweeted thought "breaking bad" was hot last sunday. see who is breaking bad in
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southwest philly leaving six people shot tonight at 10:00. >> so far she is standing by that tweet. she says she was highlighting the very real life drama of the story. >> oh, yeah. >> that's when you write out your tweet, you take a breath, you walk away, you come back and then you decide. >> i need to put a breathalyzer on my blackberry. i'll get a tweet and he's like don't do it. don't do it. back away. >> before you know it, you're in trouble. >> that explains a lot. >> what is she sending you? >> i don't know. did you see her do meet the press? she was fantastic. trending on youtube, imagine you're out for your morning cup of coffee and then this happens: >> oh my god. >> that sucks, i'm sorry.
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>> that just got all over my stuff. >> just get away from me. just get away from me. >> wow. this video obviously a set up prank to promote a remake of the horror flick carrie. >> oh my god. >> yeah. our good pals did this and rigged the tables, the books by remote control and those reactions are all from real people. not actors. >> that's very clever. very clever. at one point she goes like this and all the tables go flying out of the way. very intense. >> off the wall. >> let's wrap it up. yesterday we had tom hanks here, right? talking about his new movie captain phillips. he asked if he could use my dressing room to hang out and get his make up done. so when i went after the show to my dressing room to see what
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happened. everybody was in good order. we even catered and put fruit and water down for him and then i looked at my computer and i found this note left behind from mr. hanks. matt lauer is a pope. >> i believe it's a d. >> oh, i thought it was a pope. >> no, he signed it tom hanks. >> survey says. >> now i wouldn't have even shown that. >> you know it's funny, tom left me a note too. savannah, you sure are super. smily face. >> the writing doesn't match. >> and given that it has a smiley face, that's something you wrote. >> do we have a breathalyzer for savannah. >> i wrote it to myself. >> it's a dope. got it. >> and that is what is trending today. coming up, memorabilia from some of the biggest icons from marilyn monroe to william shatner.
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but first, 120 million people around the world deal with depression and many deal with it alone. willie geist met a young man working to change that. good morning. >> good morning. he is an unlikely advocate for mental health. he's a 20-year-old from canada, popular kid in high school. a basketball star that's an aspiring comic but beneath the laugher there's deep pain. kevin says he was leading a double life. >> i look at the school and i would know in my head that i'm about to walk in there and smile, laugh, high five people, and put on a total front. >> what did depression feel like at first? how did you know you had it? >> i felt like i couldn't be happy. you're sitting there and you feel like you're on the sidelines and not in the game. >> kevin believes his depression was triggered by two events in his life. the tragic loss of a best friend and, later, his parents divorce. >> i started to hate myself. i couldn't explain why or justify why to anyone so i
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didn't feel like i could talk about it. >> he used sports as an outlet but he hit his lowest point at what should have been a high. >> we just won a high school basketball championship. i was the leading scorer of the tournament, first team all star. i had everything that i had thought of for four years and i realized that that wasn't going to take away my pain. >> at the age of 17, kevin sat on his bed with a bottle of pills, a pen and a paper and contemplated taking his life. >> i remember this one moment when i was writing and i got to the end of the page and i realized that i have never once talked about any of these things. never and if someone were to read this, a friend or family member, my coach, my teammates, they would have no idea. and i thought that i can't quit on myself until i try and help myself. and it just broke me open. >> reporter: as part of his recovery kevin began speaking at
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schools. >> what you really fear the most isn't the suffering inside of you, it's the stigma inside of others. it's the shame, it's the embarrassment. >> reporter: and eventually caught the attention of t.e.d., an organization dedicated to sharing ideas. >> we live in a world where if you break your arm everyone runs over to sign your cast but if you tell people you're depressed, everyone runs the other way. >> reporter: within weeks of the online appearance his video went viral. hitting home for millions who suffer in silence and for those who love them. >> in my ways i'm grateful for my depression. what do you mean by that? >> life is about doality. there's happiness and sadness and light and dark and hope and hurt. for me, nothing in my life ever helped me understand more about myself, more about others, more about life than dealing with depression.
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>>. >> reporter: an impressive young man. it went viral because his story is common. he wants to move the conversation forward and end the shame and stigma attached to mental illness. you can see the entire t.e.d. talk by logging on to it's a good one. >> it's a good conversation starter, too, willie. thank you so much. we'll continue that conversation with gail saltz. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> 1.5 million hits for this 10 minute talk about depression. are you surprised it struck a cord? >> no. on one hand one out of every ten teens has depression. everyone knows somebody that has depression. everybody can relate to this and to the feeling that you have to fake it and you have to hide and the shame of it. on the other hand, it's very unique. he is to brave to step out and be willing to do this for an adolescent that is extremely unique. >> i also think he's very
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eloquent. he says real depression isn't being sad when something in your life goes wrong, real depression is being sad when everything in your life is going right. do you agree with that? >> absolutely. depression is a biologic process. it's something that's going on in your brain that causes you to feel sad doesn't have to do necessarily with what's going on around you. it's an illness and it is so important. >> he talks about his personal experience. coming close to trying to commit suicide and i'm reminded that young boys have higher suicide rates than young girls. >> they tend to use more lethal methods but also boys are even less likely to seek help than girls. they're less likely to talk about their feelings so they don't necessarily get into treatment as ready. >> sometimes parents don't know what warning signs to look for. >> they don't. but the truth is the signs are always there. you have to actually sit down with your kid and ask them how they're feeling. we tend to go through our day, how are you?
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and we don't really mean that because we don't want to hear that things aren't okay but if you actually sat down and said really, really tell me how you're feeling and if they start to tell you they're having problems you need to ask do you have any thoughts of ending your life or suicide because you can intervene. you can intervene and treat depression but you can't suicide. >> it's an important discussion to have. thank you for being here. now, here's matt. >> thanks. every once in awhile we get to feel like we're in hollywood with the help of the executive director of julian's auctions. they're getting ready for a special lot in november called icons and idols hollywood. martin is here with a sneak peek at the treasures that will be up for bid. good morning. >> good morning. >> did you hears the ahs when this item came out of the box. this was the wedding grown that julie andrews wore in sound of music. tell me about it.
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>> it comes from a huge memorabilia collector. 1965 the movie was made. budget of 8 million. grossed 286 million. hugely popular. everybody today still loves the movie. >> i read in the notes there's been some postproduction alab a alterations. >> the studios would use these dresses for different events and weddings. so hence the operation. >> it is the one she wore. >> any idea? >> 30 to 50,000 but that's a conservative estimate. >> we'll disagree on this one. these are x-rays from marilyn monroe. >> it talks to the fact that she did have plastic surgery in the 1950s. we all thought she had but this speaks to the fact that yes, she had. >> some of the names marilyn miller. she was married to author
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miller. >> that's a name she would have used. she had a fall in the morning of june 7th, 2:00 a.m. and she was brought into the surgery to protect her. >> people love marilyn. they have a love affair with her. >> beam me up scotty. >> yes. >> captain kirk. >> this is signed by william shatner. >> yes. this is highly sought after. it's very coelectabllectible. what do you think it will fetch. >> 30 to 50,000 on this. >> wow, okay. i've got to do this. i'm sorry. you tell me what this is. >> i have to say it to you, never do that again, as on tton
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would say. >> how cool is that? >> yes, the lone ranger from 49 to 5 1 and 54 to 57. this is his favorite he gave up for auction. >> highly collectible and sought after. 40 to 60,000 on this one. >> let's move on here. >> princess diana, items that have any connection to her are still wildly popular. >> similar to marilyn monroe we have the young fresh beauty of princess diana with who would be a grandmother today. this is designed by catherine walker. >> do you know when this was designed? >> early 90s and princess diana was always doing things for charity and her son william encouraged his mom to sell dresses to raise money for charity. >> but she wore this to a private function. >> she did and then she sold it and it raised money for charity
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and william encouraged her to do this. >> we just lost the actor who wore this two episodes in the sopranos. this was tony sopranos track suit from episode, i think, in season three and season two. james gandolfini. >> yes. tony soprano and a gentleman as well. he was such a great guy. >> any idea what this might go for? >> 2 to 4,000. we don't know how collectible he has become since he passed away. typically the value soars. >> thank you so much. >> coming up billy bush heads to the jungle to show us what's
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>> right now laura garcia canon. that breaking news is going on in morgan hill right now. that's where crews are battling a fire at a lumberyard. we've got a live look from our san jose camera. the lumberyard on monterey road. the crews say they're battling flames surrounding buildings as well. there are no injuries at this time. now, this kind of shows you the location closer on a map just south of highway 101, 85 interchange near the bailey avenue road exit. mike joins us now with a look at traffic in that area. >> yeah. you know, because there is smoke, we expect to see more slowing, but as we turn the sensors on, the only area that's really affected is monterey road
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and bailey road itself. 101 seems to be moving smoothly through the area. there is some haze in the area as well, and that might be skewing people's view. it might be what's going on the freeway. meanwhile, it's traffic tuesday. the big issue is farther north as you get intoa#;y san jose, n 101 and 85 really bog down. 87 just a slow stretch from 85 all the way into downtown. there's 101 and 280 with your slowing, and coming down into the area we have 680, 808, all the way from hayward into fremont. back to you. >> busy morning out there. we'll have another local news update in about half hour. hope to see you then. have a good morning.
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8:30,000 on a tuesday morning. it's also the eighth day of october, 2013. out on the plaza on what looks like a beautiful day. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, al rockier and tamron hall. how about this for an idea,
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teachers making house calls. also head, he leaves the the red carpet and heads to nepal for a cause near and dear to him. we'll catch up with billy. we know he is afraid of his own shadow. >> so it's going to be good. plus, an intense new movie a lot of people will be talking about, especially when it comes oscar times. 12 years a slave. based on the true story of a freed black man sold into slavery. coming up, matt, you'll get to talk to the star. >> people are already talking about a best actor nomination for him. >> bob harper, long-time trainer on the hit show "biggest loser." >> how many years?
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>> 15 seasons. that's a really long time. i've been on every one. i'm tired. >> why does that show continue to resonate with them? >> people are looking for information to stay motivated. getting the weight off, that's the easy part. it is keeping it off. i think our show does our part to help people stay on track. >> and you changed things up a little bit this season. so the trainers get a hand in some of the casting. did you like that? >> i hated it. absolutely hated it. because all these people would come in with stories that were heartbreaking. i'm like why can't we take all of them, please. jillian loved it. >> ruben studdard, the winner of "american idol", you're trying to help him. >> he is a huge superstar in the reality business. great singer. he came in and really showed his vulnerable side. it was great to have him on the
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show. >> the answer to that question, how do i stay motivated, people not getting to the gym this morning what would you say to them? >> do one right thing today. take a right choice at lunch today. those steps will transform your whole life. >> always good to have you. >> thank you. >> biggest loser premiers next tuesday, october 15th, 8:00, 7:00 central. start issing off today, we have remnants of karen off the southeastern coast. that's going to be bringing rain, some of it heavy. rain in the pacific northwest. windy conditions in the northern plains. gorgeous in the northeast. a little on the cooler side. continues tomorrow. rain makes its way into the mid atlantic states. rain in central california, pacific northwest. sunny and warm 8:33. thank you, al. good tuesday morning to you. want to show you that beautiful start to the day out there. this is the golden gate bridge.
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of course, not a cloud in the sky here. same blue sky overly sinole. throughout the day today, temperatures are going to be comfortable. especially out in the east bay where we've been in the 80s for the past couple of days. we're talking about the upper 70s in places like livermore. that also goes for concorde. then as we get through tomorrow, temperatures will drop off and might get a few sprinkles in the south bay. any time you need that weather go to weather channel on cable or does your kids's teachers make house calls? more and more on doing that and it's making a difference. and saving the rhinos that are disappearing. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on education nation, we're talking about house calls. across the country more schools
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are encouraging teachers to meet parents outside the classroom. >> but does it really make a difference when your teacher comes into your living room. well, erica hill went to st. paul minnesota to find out. >> hi. >> hello. >> reporter: it's not every day your child's teachers come to call. yet across the country, home visits are becoming more common. the goal, stronger relationships and better learning. >> often times we forget that the parents are the first teachers so when you go and build a relationship with families and they show their children how enthusiastic they are, that transfers into children. >> reporter: in minnesota, the st. paul parent teacher home visit project is now in it's third year. modelled on an initiative started in sacramento 15 years ago, there are now similar projects at more than 200 schools across 14 states and the district of columbia. at each visit, teachers ask parents a simple question. what are your hopes and dreams
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for your child. >> there's nothing more powerful than for a child to hear a mother say this is what i dreamed for my child. >> reporter: veteran teacher sarah benedict is just weeks into her first year with the program. already she sees the benefits. >> julianna's mom said one of my main concerns is that math homework is so difficult because of the language barrier. i have been able to make adaptations in how i'm presenting the homework. >> your teachers go to all of your houses. >> yeah. >> yeah? >> reporter: the kids are also inspired. >> i was excited about telling her stuff that i like because i really like to do a lot of stuff in the classroom because i want to learn and i want to like get in college and be a good student. >> reporter: across town, he is in his third year with his teacher. but it wasn't until she started home visits that things clicked.
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>> that sealed the deal because we're all on the same page. >> a lot of creativity with playing. so it's been enlightening for me. >> reporter: better understanding of home life means a different approach at school and it's paying off. >> she is not just a teacher anymore, you know? she's part of the family. >> reporter: atikis is more comfortable and better about doing his homework. >> you use a lot of your personal time. >> totally worth it. >> reporter: a seemingly small investment in time with an enormous pay off. for today, erica hill, nbc news, st. paul minnesota. >> it's a great idea but if your teacher doesn't make house calls, we've got information for parents this morning. >> that's right. this is exciting. parents can do a lot to help their children continue to learn outside the classroom. nbc news launched a new website called the parent tool kit. it gives parents guidance on how to do that. it's being rolled out as part of
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education nation. it's a great resource for parents. >> what's the goal here? >> to allow parents to have an online resource they can go to. standards are changing all the time and it's arranged by grade level. parents can click on the grade and see benchmarks and ensure their children are reaching the academic milestones. >> you talk about the standards and benchmarks they can be confusing. so if i have a first grader, how do i find out if he is hitting the benchmarks? >> you can click on the benchmarks and growth charts. it tells you these are things your child should be doing. read and write numbers from 20 through 120. quickly read words that appear in text by sight and you want to guide them through the process in learning and it's an additional resource to work along side with what the teachers are teaching in the classroom because your kid's success in school is so
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dependent on parental involvement. >> also information about if your child needs help outside the classroom? >> exactly. these tips for parents, first grade, they should be counting using items like blocks, pennies, candy, play word games with your kids. read words on road signs. just some examples and it goes through pre-k through 12th grade. >> all part of education nation. natalie, thank you very much. much more about this by the way on up next, billy bush heads to the jungle to help save some rare and powerful rhinos. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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he's also got something called chasing rhinos with billy bush. take a look. >> we've nearly maxed out our capture window when the temperature rises. our 19 elephants surround the rhino. the animal is in our sight. everything is now on the line. >> he's got the gun up. he's aiming. got him. >> got him. >> billy bush, good morning. >> yeah, it's a frightening piece of video. we got him. we got him. but that's just a dart. that's 3 milligrams of sedative to take down a 15 foot tank. >> i want to talk about the process in a second. could we talk about you for a second, though. >> what are you doing? >> i've known you for a long time and you're not the first guy i would pick to get on an
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elephant and go chasing down rhinos. you're like a hypochondriac and clumsy also. >> you should have seen me over there. fish out of water. i was the perfect person for this and my great friend is a guy who runs natgeo and he brought the subject to me. it's heartbreaking when you really look at the stats. this is funny right here. this is just taking a break from the intense action. elephants are bathing in the water. they're playful, big guys and they're great. >> great. >> but i am the fish out of water. it was a perfect way to -- you know, this is a story that needs to be told. i'm a guy that talks to mainstream every day and these kinds of stories don't make it into our run down but they effected my heart then maybe i would have the opportunity to do that. >> tell us what the mission was here because as we saw in the opening sound bite, you were trying to capture a rhino and
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collar it and rerelease it back into the wild. what was the purpose of that? >> you want to keep the population up. nature is out of balance. other species rely on rhinos and the population is doing fine now but it suffered several years ago. these guys are fabulous. the guys around me, park rangers and military that are working to keep them safe. the collar goal, what we're doing there is putting the collar on and then we can track him and now we have unmanned drones that we flew above the park so you can keep track of the population that way. >> and there's some moment of danger in this. real danger. first of all is that rhino wakes up from the sedative early that's a moment of danger but also there's poachers there and you could find yourself in between a poacher and a rhino. >> absolutely. but think about it. you're a poacher -- let's say you're a farmer in napal and you
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make 10 cents a week trying to feed four kids and a guy that runs a poaching ring comes to you and says we get $35,000 for a rhino horn, get me one horn. >> that's a situation right there and if you got poor kids you have to consider that. >> this is dramatic. it culminates with the capture of the rhino. you took part in that. what was your job, billy. >> i actually had -- >> you know i asked. >> they surprised me at the end. they're on the ground and we have a 15 minute window to get our work done and the head doctor says okay billy bush take the temperature and i said okay and i run around to the front and i said just open his mouth and they gave me a digital thermometer and said not the front. around we go to the back and for a powerful beast like this, he would not budge. it was impossible to take the temperature. finally it was 97.7. >> i would have guessed. >> oh, yeah.
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>> doing fine from my end. >> he's at 98. >> i'm going to guess you don't have to do that on the red carpet too often. >> no, i should probably, but no. >> great idea. >> thank you. >> chasing rhinos with billy bush airs sunday night, 9:00, 8:00 central time on nat geo wild. if you'd like more information on how to help the rhinos, head to >> up next, the star of 12 years a slave. but first, this is "today" on nbc. pepper jack cheese, mushrooms, jalapeños, bacon, tomato and avocado. i call it, "the avocado da vinci". create your om'lart with denny's build your own omelette menu.
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one of the stars of the movie that's attracting a lot of attention leading up to award season. this is called "12 years a slave." it's based on the true story of a free man kidnapped into slavery in the 19th century. take a look. >> my family, and my home. now you tell me all is lost? that's the way to survive. well, i don't want to survive: i want to live. >> good morning. nice to see you. >> morning. >> wow, that's the first word that comes to mind. they gave me a screener of this last night.
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i watched most of it. i haven't seen the end yet. at times i couldn't watch and most times i couldn't turn away. do you understand what i mean by that? >> i do. i mean, i was always -- when i read the script and i read the book, i was just devastated by it, actually and there was so many times when i was reading it that i had to put it down for a second and breathe a little and take a moment. so yeah, i think it's such a beautiful story. i always thought it was an amazingly -- it's not pretty, it's just beautiful, you know, in a way. >> let's just give the history here. he is a free black man living in upstate new york. living well. he has a wife and children. he's a talented musician and he basically gets abducted into slavery. >> it happened, a lot, as soon as slavery was made illegal in terms of getting slaves from africa it started to happen that people would be kidnapped off
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the streets in new york, a lot of children as well and sold into slavery in the south. this is the only account that we have from somebody that went through the experience and survived it and was able to tell their story. >> and this is a treasure trove because he did write a memoir about it. what did you learn? >> the whole process was to try to get as close to him as possible in away and understand this remarkable person and his life and to have that first-person historical narrative was invaluable to me as an actor and amazing thing to look at and draw from tnch. >> there are whippings, there are hangings, as difficult as it is for a viewer, what was it like as an actor to shoot scenes like that? >> it's always interesting because to me it was a privilege. i wanted to tell the story and i wanted to be inside of the
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experience and to tell the story of solomon's life and even the moments that are hard or complex were sort of, i just felt connected to what he went through. >> i want to mention brad pitt has a small role in this. also producer on the movie. and i read something you said in an interview, that you don't see him as purely a bad guy. that he's dealing with some pain of his own. can you explain that? >> i think it's that thing about people if you're trying to tell stories about people, real people, you have to look at them as three dimensional characters. they're not two dimensional and that's the thing with michael's character who is essentially this horrific guy. but there's a human being there and that's what is really engaging an that's what is engageli engaging about the book and the story is you're dealing with real people.
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>> here we are in october. we're moving into award season and i know you heard this but you are already placed on a very short list for best actor at the academy awards. and you're just staring at me. >> what. >> what does it mean? >> it's amazing, you know? i suppose i'm deeply proud of this film and i'm really excited to get it out there and for people to see it and to get their reactions to it and it's something that i think working with steve mcqueen who is an extraordinary film maker who has been the most amazing experience of my life in terms of an actor and beyond that. so i'm thrilled to be in this moment. >> i think we're going to be hearing your name a lot over the next several months. congratulations on this. >> thank you. >> by the way, 12 years a slave hits theaters on october 18th. we'll be back
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is spread to surrounding buildings as well. you can still see the flames clearly in the center of the shot. the good news to report, no injuries at this time. we do have a crew also headed to the scene on the ground. we'll bring you the very latest information as it comes into our newsroom. 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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from nbc news, this is "today's" take with al roker, naturally morales and willie geist, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on tuesday, october 8, 2013. good morning to everybody. >> good morning. >> let's talk about the great necklace -- >> yeah, my al roker cryptkrypt. >> yeah. >> so yesterday, we thought this was a one-time, one off situation, the olympic flame ran out. the guy ran out with the zippo lighter. getting to sochi olympics in
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february. luckily, he starts to look around. >> got a light? >> anybody got a light? who's got a light? >> need a little help. little help. >> there whie go. >> apparently it's happened again. >> there we go, flame on. so a torch bearer taking part in the relay through moscow on monday afternoon, jogging along the embankment and his flame also extinguished. >> this is starting to smell like bad luck. >> does the zippo guy twraravel with the flame? >> there's the backup flame. >> the backup torch to light -- >> they're taking out a one, and putting it in the other. hey now. >> that was too official. >> the olympic flame, especially during the olympics it is going. it's the eternal flame. but not so much apparent when you're doing the run. >> we are sure they'll work out the kinks and these are going to be a wonderful -- >> this is not the precursor.
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but vladimir putin is not going to be happy. >> that flame can't go out. >> that's right. >> pretty soon. >> those two guys will never be seen again. >> don't do that with putin in russia. don't do that in putin's russia. so february 7th -- >> opening ceremony. >> here on nbc. >> the networks -- >> of the olympics. >> family of networks. so we have talked before about these fat letters. >> yes. >> as they're derisively called. there's a state law that requires students to have health screenings andhecks including f. one family is upset there. the parent of an 11-year-old girl speaking out about their family's experience with a hurtful fat letter. >> she's very athletic and 5'3", weighs 127 pounds. this letter, apparently the florida health department, the way they measure a child's dispossession or if they're on their way to being overweight is they take a look at their body
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mass index which is your height according to your weight. >> yeah. >> and she looks perfectly healthy to anyone else. she comes athletic. >> according to the orlando sentinel her height was off by two inches, but whether it is or not why would they put the letter in the backpack of the child. mail it to the people's homes. what a bone headed move. >> right. because then it gives the child -- you know, she is going to feel like this fat letter is in my backpack. how embarrassing is that. >> she's not fat. she looks good. she's athletic. >> it says at risk and tells you to go to their website and when you do that it turns to lily is overweight. don't send the letter home with the kids. how hard is it to put these letters in the mail? this letter can do no good. if a kid is overweight, they know they're overweight. >> the term fat letter is used
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by opponents of the letters but the health department says their screenings are meant to alert parents to potential health problems for kids that really do have a problem. >> i suppose so but it could not go into the kid's backpack or given to the kid. it should be mailed to the parent's home. >> a agree. it's all about sensitivity and children at that age, she is only 11 years old and there's so many children with eating disorders at that age. the last thing you want to do is put that in a child's head. >> bone head move. >> for one thing, anything that went in my backpack from my parents when i was a kid, never made it to my parents. >> never got signed. >> gone. unless it was straight as which was never happening. i didn't have that problem. punishing or bullying. a texas dad is publicly shaming his son who he accuses of bullying other kids. last tuesday the boy was forced to stand on a street corner with a pink sign as punishment.
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the sign read i am a bully, honk if you hate bullies. it's causing a lot of reaction. the facebook page full of messages. some applauding the father's actions and others questions it. here's what he says in defending it. >> it's also a form of public humiliation and maybe he understands when he humiliates someone publicly it doesn't feel good. the next time he feels like he wants to bully someone he'll think about it twice. >> i think that's a case of really over the top tough love. i think it goes a little too far. >> i don't know. >> i think it's too much. >> it's one thing when they put criminals or adults and make them wear the sandwich board. even this is a kid. handle it in your own home. >> i feel like it's bullying your own child in public. >> it is. >> and it's teaching them the example of bullying right there. >> it's not much different than hitting your kid, you know, in a
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sense? your kid hits so you hit them. >> i think there's a way to talk to your kids about it and make sure they know what's right and what's wrong. >> resolve that in the privacy of your home. so three votes against. >> yeah. >> okay. did you know hugh jackman was a gym teacher in his past life? >> i didn't. >> he looks like a gym teacher. >> he doesn't look like a gym teacher i had ever. >> i wish he was my gym teacher. >> okay. easy now. >> down girl. >> easy now. >> come on. >> he was a gym teacher in london before his acting career blew up and he recently ran into one of his former students as he spoke to the media at a film festival. >> hello. >> good to see you. >> i'm all right. so you're getting an award tonight for contributions to film and stage. how do you feel about that. >> i feel good, but i'm sorry, man, we go way back. i used to teach you at a high school in p.e. and i want to know how your physical education
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is progressing. it's very important to me. you guys don't know that but this man here, i used to teach you in london. that's right. how is your education going? >> going great. >> did i set you up for life? >> definitely. >> i think rollo was going to try to go under the radar and not acknowledge the relationship but he was like i'm calling you out. >> how many push ups can you do? >> ever run into an old teacher? >> i did. we were shooting a story about what's the quickest way to get the work. either take the bus, bike, or car and i was stopped at a light. >> i taught you english. >> oh my gosh. how are you. >> great. >> a little less hair now. >> yeah. >> here we go. >> and do you still call him mr.
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brennan? >> and the other thing i find fascinating is we thought these teachers were so much older than us and in some cases five, six years, maybe seven years older. >> there's that separation because they're a teacher. we had a 7th grade english teacher that seemed to sophisticated and he was just out of college. in hindsight, he was five years older than we were. >> we had a high school teacher, i went to high school here in manhattan. she was our biology teacher. grace lemore. >> everybody had a crush on her. >> she wasn't a gym teacher. >> no. >> natalie only goes for gym teachers. >> i had a gym teacher, mr. hingley. he was a drill sergeant in the army retired. i hated doing push ups but after he taught me i could do the thumb to thumb push ups.
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i can't do them anymore. >> now you run triathalons. >> i hated gym but he got me to love sports. >> i think we got to find him. >> i wonder if he is still around. i hope so. >> here's a terrible idea, the death watch. would you buy a watch that predicts the moment you will die? >> oh, gosh. >> yes, it's called the ticker watch. they're hoping to raise money on kick starter to fund the project. >> it's not out yet. >> no, but you fill out a questionnaire about your medical history before subtracting your age to get your death score and it counts down the seconds until your death. >> who is going to want that? >> why. >> you have five years left. >> i guess the idea is you live every day to it's fullest and maybe you appreciate because you're looking, i've got three more years to go. >> no, you don't want to know. >> do you know who came up with this idea? the folks from the collier
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county health department in florida. another bone head idea. >> we bring it back around. >> let's get a look at the weather. >> all right. starting off with today on the satellite radar, you can see showers and thunderstorms coming off the southeastern atlantic coast. that's karen making it's way up the coast. it's going to make for a raw week along the east coast. rain in the pacific northwest. plenty of sunshine from the gulf coast into southern california. 69 degrees today. it's going to be warmer in chicago at 73 than it is in 9:10. good tuesday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. we have a good looking day shaping up. it is nice and clear on the goenld gate bridge. you can see old glory getting a little bit of pick-up. the american flag seeing a nice breeze out there today. the same blue sky. temperatures are going to be similar. want seeing a big microclimate appearing this afternoon. 9 degrees for livermore. 70 in san francisco. 75 in san jose, and maybe just maybe slight chance for a south bay shower tomorrow morning.
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flu season has officially started and this year you actually have protection against four strains. we have a vaccine, protection against four as opposed to three. >> you could walk into any pharmacy these days and get it for free. >> everyone should get it. six months or older you need to get a flu shot. >> let's get to our flu or cold game here. >> okay. >> there are some trick questions. >> okay. >> so pay attention. >> okay. number one, you have a runny nose, high fever, and body aches. what do you have? cold or flu? >> flu. >> all right. very good. you guys have been doing your homework. >> we've all been there. >> even the fever. you can get a little bit of a fever way cold. you feel like you have been run over by a truck, can't get out of bed. that's the flu. >> if your symptoms come on more gradually you're more liking to have cold or flu? >> okay.
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you two are right. >> the cold sneaks up on you. >> it does. it starts way tickle in your throat. the flu hits you all at once. it knocks you down. it comes out of the blue. not so fun. number three, shaking chills are usually a symptom of -- the flu, that's right. you all got it right. another one of the signs of a more severe illness effecting your whole body. you get the high fever and shaking chills. that's a sign your body is fighting off the infection. it can be miserable. number four, coughing and ear ache are associated with well, all you all -- al is right. because it is both. >> oh. >> the trick question. >> very good mr. roker. so coughing and ear ache, cold and flu are caused by viruss and they can effect your ear, they can cause a cough. it will usually go away within a couple of days but if it
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persists, that's a time to see your doctor. you might need further treatment. could be an ear infection. antiviral medications are used to shorten the duration of the -- natalie- >> i'm saying none. antivirals are for viruss and flu is a bacteria. >> no, they're both viruss. >> but the antiviral only works for the flu. the guys have it this time. you need to get it within two days of your symptoms. >> okay. >> but for the cold, they do not work. there's no cure for the common cold. okay, antibiotics are helpful for which one? cold or flu? >> go with your gut. go with your gut. you should have gone with your gut. it's neither. >> that's not fair. >> antibiotics do not work for cold or flu and we're using too many antibiotics in this country. it's a big problem. they do not work.
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>> what about the ones that you get the two days and you take it. >> the tamiflu. >> no. >> those are antiviral medications. finally, you have been feeling lousy for three weeks, you probably have the. >> the flu. >> yeah, colds are usually done within 7 to 10 days. flus you can feel exhausted for several weeks. >> what do you do if you have the cold? what's the best thing to treat it? >> make sure you're hydrated. a lot of fluids. over the counter medications and rest. it will get better on it's own. flu, stay home from work and don't give it to anyone else and get the antivirals if you call your doctor within two days. best prevention, washing your hands. al is the winner here. he gets an amazing trophy. >> there you go. >> the virus king. so the cold lasts untreated for seven days, treated about a week?
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>> there you go. >> it's an old joke but i'm an old guy. thank you so much. but up next, all the news you need before you walk up the door. up [ bettina ] my dentist said to me that i had acid erosion. he actually told me that a lot of the foods that i thought were really healthy for me can do damage to the enamel on my teeth. i am a healthy girl, i love salads, i love fruits, and it's not something i want to give up. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel twice a day as my daily toothpaste. pronamel will help protect the enamel from future erosion. it's just so great because all of those foods that i enjoyed so much, i didn't want to give up, and now i can continue to have them. i didn't want to give up, what does that first spoonful taste likok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal.
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afghanistan are told they won't get death benefits to help with the funerals or flights to meet their loved ones coffins because of the shutdown. the pentagon is assessing whether a law next week to pay the military during a shutdown may apply in this case. >> a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three foster farms facilities in california. people have been sickened in 18 states. for now there's no recall. they blame the infections on people eating chicken undercooked or improperly handled. >> turkey hill dairy issued a voluntary recall of ice cream that could contain metal shavings. it's along with 1.5 quarter tubs of fudge ripple premium. it was sold in pennsylvania, west virginia and maryland. today a court hearing involving the 9-year-old stowaway that snuck his way on to a delta flight from minnesota
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to las vegas. airport officials reviewed surveillance tape of the incident and said the boy made a test run the day before. the next day he walked down the jet way while the agent was busy and got on the plane. the tsa is reviewing it's procedures. the newly redesigned $100 bill goes into circulation today and it come with new security features including the blue line down the front there. it's a 3-d security ribbon. it will make it harder for counterfeiters to replicate the bills. a huge white diamond the size of a small egg. take a look. it's been sold at auction in hong kong. it's 118 karat, flawless and discovered in south africa and went for $30 million including a commission. that's a record for a white diamond. that would look great on the finger, don't you think? >> or the wrist.
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so you can feel free to add it to anything. and feel better about doing it. better it with benefiber. it's 9:26. i'm laura garcia canon. that breaking news still going on south of san jose where crews are battling a fire at a lumberyard. today we got to the scene. what's happening out there, bob? >> good morning to you, laura. the lumber company here monterey north of bailey caught fire just around quarter to 8:00 this morning. that fire is now contained, but not controlled. in other words, firefighters have it contained to a certain area, but it is burning inside that area. this fire did burn two buildings, destroyed two buildings on this property, badly damaged a third building, and caused minor damage to a fourth building. one of the buildings destroyed. we're told by a neighbor that it's a historic bunk house from the 1800s. it was a historic piece of
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architecture that went down in this morning's fire. this is a sight that people heading from the south county into san jose could see this morning, because 101 is not too far from here. as far as the cause, they're not sure what caused this, but one neighbor tells us that it's -- it's not uncommon for people to be burning fires to keep warm overnight on this property because there are people who work here throughout the night for reasons unknown. one challenge for firefighters there's not much infrastructure in this tiny town of coyote when it comes to fire hydrant water. they did have to bring in a lot of their water using tenders like this one in front of us, and if you come here to the side, you can see these yellow pools that they set up, and they've been drawing the water from the pools they've been filling with water. again, the fire is contained, but not controlled. reporting live here in this town of coyote in the south county, bob riddell, nbc bay area news. >> thank you very much, bob. he really has been out to the scene and has been tweeting out great pictures as well. a look at weather and traffic after this break. [ female announcer ] made just a little sweeter...
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hard to beat temperatures like this for today. napa, concorde, 57 in san jose, and hitting 70s even in san francisco. we've got some showers on the way tomorrow morning, but they're going to come from the south, push to the north, and mostly impact areas in the south bay. well, we'll still see mostly cloudy and misty conditions north of the golden gate bridge. otherwise, myself temperatures all week. let's check that drive. here's mike. >> as you would expect, south 880 through fremont, we typically have this as a last jam from the dunbarton bridge and continuing to the south bay. northbound 880 also very slow as you head through oakland and towards the downtown area. we have a stall now reported at 23rd that will have additional slowing through downtown.
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welcome back to "today" on this tuesday morning. >> there's people hiding. >> hi. >> that's our 9:30 shot. >> look how cute they are. >> that's a good-looking family. >> hope you have a good day. >> he's got a smile. are we done yet. >> a little home alone action going there. >> adorable. >> i know that look when you take a picture of your kids and they don't know it's over and they just hold it. that's a wrap guys. i'm willie with al and natalie. a new article advises you not to talk too much. your next long conversation with someone, you ought to estimate what percentage of it you spend talking and be honest with yourself. if you talk more than 70% of the time during that conversation, you talk too much.
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what do you think? >> kind of like what you're doing right now? >> let me continue, optimal conversation flow had each person talking about 50% of the time. so are you guys good listeners or do you talk too much? >> i think al and i are good listeners. >> that reminds me of a story, a few years ago -- >> that time at band camp. >> this is a chronic problem, though, wouldn't you say? >> there are a lot of people, they talk 70% of the time about themselves. >> and they don't know. >> that's like the worst. >> al is very retrospective. >> we all know this is not al's typical behavior. >> i am always amazed when you go out to lunch or dinner with somebody and they talk and talk and don't recognize they're doing it. >> al, the silent treatment. >> nothing. >> nothing. >> he's got no problem with it. >> i'm going to do the weather. >> here's your 50%. >> this is when i start talking basically.
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>> where are you going. >> oh, nice, anyway, let's show you what we've got going on. karen still going to be causing problems as it makes it's way, works it's way up the coast slowly. we're going to be looking at this. going to be a problem for the east coast all week long. we're also looking tomorrow basically at this system slowly going up the coast. high pressure dominating. between the two systems we're basically going to get a pretty strong on shore flow so there's going to be coastal flooding. gorgeous weather out to the west although we are looking at wet weather in the pacific northwest. tomorrow, los angeles getting it's first rain in months. that rain spreading up into the pacific northwest. gorgeous day in the northeast. coastal beach flooding, erosion possible. mild 9:32 now. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. we're counting down to some showers. just light activity. mostly in the south bay. wanted to show you the live
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picture. bay bridge looked good this morning. countdown works like this. as we head through the day, temperatures will be about four to eight degrees cooler. expecting light showers in the south bay for tomorrow, and then by thursday we will gradually clear you out. comfortable conditions today. we'll hold on to the 70s for tomorrow. shaving off about three to five degrees. thursday into friday, the warmup begins. and that's your latest weather. >> thanks a lot. you don't always have to go south and you don't always have to have a big savings account. >> the folks at aarp are out with their best places to retire for 2013. gabriel is the editor. good to see you. >> good morning. >> so the usual suspects, we'll start there. florida. >> florida. we do have daytona, florida. the reason that daytona made our list is that housing prices fell by 47% during the recession. you can actually get a condo on the beach for less than $100,000. >> that's hard to believe. >> is daytona area one of the
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more popular area for retirees to go or a new idea? >> it's a new idea. these are all places where you can live with less than $30,000 a year by buying someone inexpensive. your monthly mortgage payment is about $500 a month. >> that's less than a lot of people pay rent. >> all of these places 500 or less on the mortgage payments. >> yes. >> now we go against conventional witness, idaho, or pokey. you call it the pokey. >> it's a very small town. it's a small town but has a lot to do. it's the home of idaho state university. >> it's a college town. >> it is and has all the culture amenties that a college town would have but it really the natural beauty of the place. hiking and biking trails and if you want to go skiing, all day
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lift tickets are $26 a day. >> another against the grain place, bangor maine which can be cold in the winter. >> it has a housing price of $110,000 so you can escape every once in awhile. but it's own as the queen city of the east. a lot of victorian architecture and is also on the river that has fishing and boating. there's just a lot to do. >> a lot of state and national parks too. >> acadia national park is about 30 miles away. so that has a lot of hiking and biking opportunities. >> beautiful part of the country if you can stand the winter that's a good choice. back down to the south, one that's very popular we hear about it a lot. it's south carolina, you're looking at greenville. >> it's a mix of history as well as modern. you have the modern architecture, the greenville bridge, the river place downtown. a development of condos and
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shops and restaurants. there are 80 restaurants in the square mile of downtown. >> so it's decetant. >> it is. >> if you want to catch a game for $7 you can go see the baseball team. on thursday beer is $1. >> we're there. >> midwest, grand rapids, michigan. >> grand rapids, michigan has outstanding museums. it's the home of the gerald ford presidential library and a competition that's a really interesting competition draws 1600 artists from all over the country to compete for $200,000 in prize money. it's free and open to the public. lots to do. >> and a mean home price is $115,000. >> yes. >> thank you. great ideas. coming up next, from the best lipstick for women to the best hair products for men.
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whether browsing your local drugstore or checking out the department store choices the beauty options can be overwhelming for women and men. >> exec you tiff beauty director of glamour magazine has done the research for you. she is here with must have products as we handout the glammy awards. >> thank you for having me. >> get right to it. best moisturizer or antiager. >> our reader voted drugstore moisturizer is this one from olay. it's easy and great for every day and then at the department store we have this dramatically different moisturizing lotion from clinique. everyone loves it. it's great for every day. >> it's been around for 30 years now. >> it's a difference in price. >> it is and the texture is quite different and different ingredients. >> let's move to the fellows. >> this is for you, willie.
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>> james is our model here. >> are you going to dry shave for us here? >> let's talk razors. we love the gillette. it's the classic and it has the super thin blades so it doesn't drag on your skin. and then we also have a great line, it's fairly new. it's from new york. it's called harrys and it's the same guys that have a charitable component to it. >> you're making me nervous. >> speed shaving. >> but they both give wonderful, clean, smooth, close shaves and, you know, just a different kind of style. this one is really giftable. >> right. how many blades -- >> there are five super slim blades. >> is that what you use? >> i use that one right there. >> you're an against the grain guy. thanks buddy. >> scaring me here. >> eye treatments for the
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ladies. >> so at the drugstore we love the garnier product. it has a cool roller ball and it actually depuffed while you apply it. >> is that cool? >> i love these things in the morning i do that. >> you need them for your job, right. >> and department store we are the clinique all about eyes. i love the texture of this. you can put it on, it's like a nice gel formula. it depuffs and gets rid of dark circles and you can put your make up on overtop. >> now for the guys. >> after shave. what we love is an after shave balm. we have two different ones. one from aveno. >> what we love about both of these is they don't sting and you can put it on and get a little bit of moisture. >> how does that feel? >> feels good. no sting yet.
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>> and this great one from body shop which has a lot of ingredients and when you are shaving you're basically cutting -- you get microcuts on your face so you want to help heal. >> i have heavy studio make up on so it's probably not a fair test. >> all right. >> very good. let's go to lipsticks to the ladies and a lip balm is a top winner. >> in the lip category, baby lips is a great baby step to color because although they have -- they look vie bran in the package, you put them on, it's really moisturizing and they're $4, a real treat for your lips and just gives a sheer layer of color where as the m.a.c. lipstick has incredible staying power and tons of shades and they stayed on really well. they felt velvety on the lips and don't bleed. >> which do you have. >> i have that and i love it.
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perfect for the fall. it has a gloss finish. >> looking good on you. >> let's go back to the exfo exfoiliators. >> they're fantastic for right before shaving. if you have a thick beard or thick hair you want to loosen up beforehand. so this yes to blueberries actually has blueberries in it. so it's gentle on the face and it gets you ready for your shave. this one has caffeine and mint so it's got that really zingy feeling. >> a lot of caffeine in the products today. >> that's unfortunately all we can get to. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> more on our website coming up next, getting involved in your child's education in a productive way. we'll tell you how, right after this. [ corbett ] it's not every day that you find yourself at the corner of "a little flu shot" and "a world of difference." now through october 14th, when you get any immunization at walgreens,
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school. what do you mean by family engagement? >> family engagement say term that encompasses anyway an adult care taker and i want to everyo emphasize adult caretaker because children are raised by auntie, grandma, grand pa. at it's anyway they support children's development. one of the most important things is to be expensive about your definition of family engagement. it's not just bake sale and fund-raising. >> what is it. >> families can be supporters of their children's learning in homes. they can be models of learning who when they see their families learning at home and reading. they can be activists and advocates which scares school people but is very important as well. lots of different ways. >> jay, mr. pta they call you in
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your school system. it's more than being a part of the pta, right? >> absolutely. pta is only one factor. when you're a parent, doing it by yourself is not possible. it takes parents, it takes teachers, it takes community. that 360 circle of protection, it provides that environment for a student to flourish, to be successful and also understand that we place expectations on them. they're going to do their best and they're going to go out and achieve all of their dreams. >> you are a single parent and juggling your kids school, work. at the end of the day it must feel kind of tough. when you've got to still engage with your kids. you want them to feel you're invested in this. >> yes. definitely, yes. but i feel that family engagement is crucial for a child's development in school. like at my daughter's school there's a thing which means to
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say the school, the child, and the parent are involved together working hand in hand for the success of the child an i think it's very, very important. >> and you're getting ready to -- you're in your senior year getting read do look at colleges now and make those difficult decisions and your mom is very engaged in your academic achievements as well. how important is that to your success. >> she along with the network which is a mentoring program that helps with internships and scholarships and also my college readiness both have prepared me excel in my school work and i motivate myself. >> all right. >> all right. well, thank you so much and to johnny as well. more information by the way, you can go to our website education we'll have more information on there and i'll be seeing you at a panel later on today. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning to you. it is 9:56. breaking news is still going on in south santa clara county right now. this is where crews have gained the upper hand on this fire that's burning at a lumberyard and sending thick smoke into the south bay air, as you can see.
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this is at the pedula lumberyard south of the 101-85 interchange. crews say they're battling the flames at the lumberyard and surrounding buildings. there are no injuries at this time. now, the scene of an overnight fire in the south bay could lead to a criminal investigation. this is in san jose. fire officials say it could be a drug house. investigators say illegal wiring in the basement caused the fire. other items suggesting illegal activity were found boarded up in that basement. no other homes were damaged. let's see what's going on bay area roads. mike, any problems out there? >> you know, we thought it was going to be a huge issue. it's tuesday. traffic tuesday from what we call it. we did have slowing worse than maybe last week, but really not so bad considering. i mean, over here the san mateo bridge shows a nice, smooth drive. there was over the last half hour an issueing on the bridge. a stall. it has cleared without any major impact because of the lightening traffic. we'll look at the maps. we talk about another incident. this is 92 around cory road in redwood city, and there is
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reports of a staled tractor-trailer backing up traffic, but really you see from the maps, the speed sense ors are not a problem. dunbarton bridge getting slow off of the bridge. we traditionally have traffic slow there. slow south 808 as well coming down through fremont down towards mission boulevard and continuing down into the south bay. 680 not so bad, and then your northbound routes coming through san jose from 680 up towards san jose international airport. we still have that slower driver. the unusual part is north 280 towards 880 and highway 85 head intoing saratoga. those are a little late clearing up, and 87 has been tough all morning into downtown. back to you. >> i wonder if people are heading to santana row or valley fair to get their shopping on. we'll be back at 10:26 with our next local news update. see you then. so what can i get you?
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♪ hey! must be the honey! ♪ hey! must be the honey! >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, erybody. it's boozeday tuesday. october 8. starting to feel a nip in the air. a big storm came through here yesterday. not so bad today. >> the storm was rocking and rolling. then we woke up to a different kind of storm. >> two huge new york headlines. huge! >> huge, huge men in my life. >> the first one. >> yeah. >> involves your husband. >> mm-hmm. >> one frank gifford and apparently according to the new
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york post it said johnny got his gun because johnny carson, according to this newspaper, was upset because his wife -- >> yes, joanne. >> and frank many years ago were, according to a source that may not be correct, were having a fling. >> johnny was reduced to tears. >> tears. >> and had a weapon. >> so what happened? >> i got in the car. frank was still asleep. he called and i said, hello. he said do you believe this? i said, tell me . it was a long time ago. did you have an affair with her? he goes, i can't remember. maybe. it's not true that particular one although the man is capable of it, as you know. it's not true. -friends with joanne back in the
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day. >> this is a shot of frank back in the day. packing cheat. >> that's his beautiful wife maxine who has passed on. she does look a little bit like joanne. >> no. that's maxine, his wife at the time. >> oh, okay. >> so, you know. it's never dull in our house. >> also on the front page. >> yes. >> they are related in some ways. >> sex shocker with matt lauer. >> it's a great day here . it's a good day to be alive. >> when you get the papers and they are like this, you're so happy. i was wondering what was matt going to do when the show started. because if you didn't see, yesterday he interviewed miley cyrus who said after 40, people stop having sex. she said, how old are you. he said, i'm 55. she said, you're definitely not having sex. we wondered what was matt going to do. >> it was a firestorm.
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>> it was all over everything. >> this morning, matt lauer was on set. here 's what happened. >> let's move on to something else. >> i heard when you turn 40 things go a little less sexual. >> don't say that. >> probably around 40. i heard that's when people don't have sex anymore. so i guess maybe around then. >> do you know how old i am? >> i'm going to guess 40. >> i love you. 55. >> 55? we well, then you are really definitely not sexual. >> i'm matt lauer and i'm too old to have sex. >> that's what i read in the paper today. >> it's all over the place. >> it's all over. he handled it perfectly. here's the thing. when kids are 20, they can't even imagine their parents ever making love. >> grosses them out. >> ew. you know, the thing is lots of people have sex as they get older but they cannot remember it. >> here's the thing. you can have a lot of sex which
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is probably what people miley's age and such are doing. or you can have meaningful sex. >> like hoda has. >> like people who are mature have. not that kind of sex. the good kind. >> not the twerking kind. >> asked our watchers what they thought of this. the question was do you think people have less sex after the age of 40. 61% said no. >> i think you do have less. first of all you have families and you're busy than when you are single, 21. >> you have a job. >> yeah. but the whole johnny carson thing reminds me of a funny story frank told me. there were tons of paparazzi outside of ohdinah shore's hous. she was having a dinner party. frank said, i'm going around the back. i know i will go through the sliding glass doors. he's been her friend forever. they're locked. so he sees a window open pt.
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>> no, he didn't. >> he's in a white suit. he's climbing in the window. johnny carson says, i'll have a fudgesicle. that's the way johnny's humor was. he looked like the good humor man. frank was accused of it with dinah, with everybody . when you look like brad pitt, people accuse you of things. >> yeah. my mom was up last night. this this morning when i was in the makeup room she sent a text. mom tells us when somebody makes fun of us. >> that's why i don't watch other shows. her mother tells us. >> my mom said jay leno mentioned last night about two people passing out at the "molly" cyrus concert but they got up in time to do the fourth hour. i guess he meant you and kathie lee. love, mom. she had to rewind it twice.
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we'll see if she's right. >> miley was on the "today" show this morning where she performed. a couple of drunken fans had to be taken out after they caused a stir. the two women were able to pull it together to host the fourth hour of the "today" show later. for a while there, yeah. [ applause ] >> ha, ha, ha. >> that joke never gets old. >> we just enjoy it. it's the gift that keeps on giving. casey kasem, beloved -- he 's the first one i remember doing the top ten countdown. beloved disk jockey from a long time ago. >> sure. >>. he's 81, suffering from parkinson's. you may have seen the story in the news. his daughter's assistant and others who love him say they are being preevented from seeing him if what they believe may be his final time on the planet.
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his wife isn't allowing them entry into the home to see him. >> they haven't been in the house for ten years, they are claiming. >> they may have seen him. they haven't been in the home. they went out on the streets with signs. >> to protest. >> either going through court injunctions to see if they can see their dad. it's one thing if one daughter isn't allowed. when you watch the group of loved ones. >> it's not just the family members. his friend s, a lot of people. his daughter julie spoke to the press about the situation. let's see what she had to say. >> i don't want any of his money. i don't want his estate. i don't want anything. i simply want to see my father on a regular basis, give him a hug, hold his hand, give him a massage, put a smile on his face. it's that simple. >> i lived in l.a. when he'd first married jean, his current wife. i think she was 17. he was 50.
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>> oh, when they got married? >> it was a huge scandal at the time. you can tell it's been a problem for his children. i just remember thinking -- >> she was 17? >> that's what billy bush told us. she had the largest mammary glands i have ever seen in my life. she was impressive. >> anyway, if you guys saw something like a ghost or something super natural, how would you react? that's a question. so there is a new movie coming out. >> a remake. >> "carrie." we see movie trailers and say, that looks scary. the film makers decided to really scare people in a coffee shop and make this the trailer of the movie. >> they rigged the entire coffee shop and built a fake wall and a pulley system. >> oh, my god!
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>> that sucks. i'm sorry. >> you just ruined my stuff. >> get some napkins. it's fine. >> fine? there is coffee inside my computer. do you know what? get away from me. [ screaming ] >> get away from me. >> oh, my god. i would freak. >> oh, oh! >> oh, my god. [ screaming ] >> oh, my god. [ screaming ] >> that one girl in the corner. oh, my god. that was genius. >> wow. do you know what? they took a risk. somebody could have been hurt in the making of that. there could have been a lawsuit. >> how authentic and terrifying?
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>> when the chairs started moving. >> the guy sliding up the wall wouldn't have done it for you? >> no, no. that didn't get me. >> that's defying gravity, hoda. >> i don't know why. but the rest of it looked real. >> get some napkins, clean it up. it's fine. >> fine? there is coffee in my computer. get away from me. [ screaming ] >> okay. i take it back. i think i knew it was coming. >> watch this. do this part again. >> creepy. >> oh, my god. >> is anybody leaving? >>there is one girl. look at the girl in the corner. [ screaming ]
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>> you never know what you would do. >> i would run out of there. what would you do? >> i think i would get out as fast as possible. >> there is nothing -- she was possessed. that's crazy. we have an announcement. nbc is kicking off education nation. coming up, we have a tribute to teachers and a big announcement to make. >> yes, we do. >> in the program. >> did you have a teacher that left a big impression on you? if so, we want you to let us know. >> did you? >> i did. it was my senior year. >> okay. >> my english teacher said, i'm going to fail you if you don't enter this pageant. pageants were the least cool thing in the world. it was america's junior miss program. i said, the last thing i want -- it was a scholastic pageant. >> allegedly. >> it was! no bathing suits. would i put on a bathing suit? there are satellites in the sky.
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anyway, i loved this teacher. she was very important. so i tried out and it changed my whole life. ene my whole career started because of that. you? >> ms. rosebrock used to have the kids in the back of the class who were scary, bullies. she used to make them give a speech. one of the tough ones gave such a moving speech. she would somehow crack the shells around young kids and bring them out. >> are you going to cry? >> i could. >> wow. by any other man orlando bloom would be just as hot. >> now he's bringing new life -- that's calculatedly cool, baby. [ female announcer ] we invited women to see the not so pretty truth about their body washes. i wouldn't change. [ female announcer ] this test paper was designed to react like your skin. if other body washes can strip this paper, imagine how harsh they can be to your skin.
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married to morty kaufman. [ lee ] now that i'm getting older some things are harder to do. this is not a safe thing to do. be careful babe. there should be some way to make it easier [ doorbell rings ] let's open it up and see what's cookin'. oh i like that. look at this it's got a handle on it. i don't have to climb up. this yellow part up here really catches a lot of the dust. did you notice how clean it looks? morty are you listening? morty? [ morty ] i'm listening! i want you to know all right. crazy day. orlando bloom, the perfect name. >> it is. >> orlando bloom.
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>> bloom. >> known for playing ultimate fantasy roles like in "pirates of the caribbean." he tried to win kiera knightley's heart and as the blond, blue-eyed elf prince in "lord of the rings." >> now making his broadway debut in "romeo & juliet." we bet you know who he's playing. >> mercutio. >> that's one of the best roles ever written. so cool. you're on for, fiek tlike, the act and then you're off. >> playing romeo. was it daunting when you took it on initially? >> it was. i have told the story a few times. mom likened it to me climbing everest out of the gate without ever climb climbing with obs xy.
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i studied with a voice coach. i never got to play a lead in a shakespeare play. >> weren't you in the royal shakespeare company when you got a call for a film? >> i had that opportunity when i was 20, 21, leaving drama school. i was like, let's go. this is perfect. it's the route that, if you are lucky, you get. then i had this ridiculous opportunity in "lord of the rings." my agent knew it was on the cards because i had a meeting for it already. turned into the trilogy. >> it's worked out well for you. >> it certainlies has. >> very, very well. >> why did you decide to go back to broadway? >> this is my debut. but back to theater, it's something that i feel i have picked up a thread in a way. i feel like i needed it in order
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to kind of feel whole and complete again, you know? >> there is nothing like a live audience. >> i'll be a different actor by the end of this. i will be. it's taught me so much. i have loved every moment of the rehearsal process. getting the chance to really speak the poetry of william shakespeare in this day and age. >> it is a reimagination of the story set in present day but the shakespearian language is still there. >> it's well edited. it's about two hours. this play would be three and a half. >> for today's audiences they are not used to in this casa ni anymore. >> i grew up in canterbury, a cathedral city. i would walk in the as a kid and you have a sense of space and a
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connection. i can sort of liken that when we are having a good night in the theater and reciting the the poetry of shakespeare i hope you get a sense of the history of the langlanguage. it's so well edited. even if it doesn't immediately tune into your ear you can go with the way david la beau -- he's really done a good way of making this accessible and the actress who plays juliet is one of the most beautiful things you have ever seen. she lights up the stage. >> she's no miranda ke rr. >> very true. >> we wish you luck. >> you have the cutest baby boy ever. >> please come. >> we wish you success. >> look at this kid. >> we're going to try. from mascara smears -- oh! >> so a quick hair fix.
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fast heartbeat, or sweating. flexpen® is insulin delivery my way. covered by most insurance plans, including medicare. find your co-pay cost at ask your health care provider about novolog® flexpen today. in case you haven't heard b nbc kicked off this year's education nation campaign and we have a big announcement to make. >> before we tell you what it is we wanted to take a moment to honor our teachers. >> many have had a major impact on the lives of students. here's what you had to say. >> mr. rand was such a wonderful teacher. sometimes she would bring her guitar and sing lessons to us. she was just a wonderful person. she had such a good heart. >> an important lesson mr. casey taught me is regardless of what's happening in your life you should always do what you believe is right. >> a special memory ms. peg and
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i shared was last night when she came to my law school graduation. one of the first memories i have as her student was my preschool graduation. it was clear to see how everything came full circle. >> my favorite teacher is joe chapman. he was my band instructor. the most important life lesson he taught us was to work hard and give it 110% at all times. >> mrs. marx started out as my favorite teacher in elementary school. she's transitioned throughout the years to become one of my best friend s. she continues to be a wonderful confidante and friend. >> all right. now it's time for the big announcement. we are looking for the teach er of the year. that's right. we are holding a contest looking for the most special teacher around. since almost all teachers spend their own money on supplies, the grand prize is $10,000 of
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the search is on for this alleged mastermind of a major drug ring in east san jose. take a look. santa clara county sheriff's say 22-year-old jose alonzo ran the drug ring operation right out of his home near story and white rose. detectives seized all this. $85,000 in cash, two loaded handguns, and almost 300 pounds of crystal meth, cocaine, and heroin from inside the home on friday. the street value of all the drugs is $1.5 million. we'll have a look at weather and traffic after the break.
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welcome back. good tuesday morning. we have changing weather conditions. storgt today temperatures will drop off by five to eight degrees. thick fog will roll back in as we head through tonight, and then tomorrow maybe getting light showers. best chances down in the south bay. as we head through thursday, you'll gradually clear this out. full forecast at 11:00. let's check your drive with mike. >> speaking of clearing out. look at oakland. this is a buchlt shot past the coliseum. it's a treat. sometimes it gets bad here at 10:30. we're looking at the map. we do see a little slowing through the area. not much, and traffic continues to lighten. we're looking at the bridges as well. the san mateo and dunbarton bridge. no problem. a little slow through fremont, though. south 880 coming off the dunbarton bridge. slowing for that stretch. back to you. >> all right. thanks so much. the president is set to speak on the government shutdown in just about 30 minutes. nbc news is going to break in
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with a special report. that starts at 11:00, so we hope to see you in 30 minutes. we are back with more of "today" and another installment of jill's fashion emergencies when you're on the run and in a style kwapdry. >> from a pen that re moves eye makeup to an app that lets you to the to shop yourself. what? contributing ed tor from people style watch jill martin. >> and author. >> i heard that rumor. >> i'm excited about this. we are starting with beauty emergency. i pretepid ed i had a wild night out and i have makeup down my face. which i didn't. $3. this pen. i have already tried it. you go like this and it takes off the makeup. >> without removing -- >> the rest of the makeup. isn't it great? $3. >> wow.
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>> that's fabulous for touch-ups. this half of me has this on. the other day you had glitter all over you. >> i did. remember that? >> this is moracco oil. it has a body line. just a little bit, you put on for shimmer. >> i want it on my legs. >> look at the color. >> isn't it great? >> yeah. >> starting at $10. >> that smells good. >> it's the same as the hair stuff. >> wow. >> thank you. >> on the go stuff, too, for traveling. when i have extra i i put it in my hair for fly-aways. out's oil with bronzer. look at this arm compared to this arm. >> that one's gorgeous. >> better than that one. >> this is b fabulous. do you know when you want to take off the polish on your feet but don't want to run your
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manicure? i want you to see this. >> lots going on down there. >> put the cotton ball in this thing. >> wow. >> if you want to polish furniture, spray it on the thing and polish the furniture. >> afterwards. >> so you don't get it on your nails. >> or wear gloves. >> anyway, three for $3. hair lingerie. >> yes. >> you may think this is a cuff on my arm, but it is not. it's three hair bands. if i go out with all of you, we each have a hair band. >> if it's windy -- wow. >> they have bows. >> look at a for the babies, too. you won't make a crease in your hair. you can wear it and look stylish. >> rocking the side pony. it's cute. >> okay. look at my tush. do you think i have anything in it?
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>> yes. i feel it. >> it is a lip gloss that's flat. >> yes! >> you can walk around or a small clutch. >> put it where the sun don't shine. >> in my phone case. >> it's flat. so you want to be hands-free -- >> this is genius. >> this is a clear iphone case. i printed out the same schedule. you could put -- this is blake, cass. put in notes for the day. in an emergency you don't want to forget. you need to drink before this. hoda, cath kathie lee. >> you have everything in your purse. you have to go to a party. you just write on the glass. then it comes off. you can regift the wine. >> wow! >> wow. >> this is major.
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>> do it. >> this is your no makeup shot. my friend lindsay, she fixes her picture. >> what happened to my lip? >> i will press "smooth." look. do you see what's happening? >> takes off 20 years. >> give me lips, please. it's very upsetting. >> i like that. >> hoda, you look 10. >> where are my lips? >> hold on. i'm trying to do everything at once. look at your teeth. ready? i'm whitening them. >> that's rude. they are white. >> just saying. look how great this is. >> and -- >> hoda's zoned out. >> you can reshape. say you your arm doesn't come out right. your arm looks good. but you can make it thinner. >> that looks like i got hit by a truck. >> if you take a bad shot you
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could transform the photo. >> we've got to go. all right, gang. she won "the voice" and now cassidy pope will sing her single just for us. >> and tony bennett and his wife are with us. we'll be right back. walmart talked to customers about buying the latest windows touch laptops with intel inside on layaway. here's what they say. i do love the touchscreen. i find it much easier to use. this is so much faster than my old computer. i like that you can personalize it - that you can have the things that you like. it's an awesome price for what i am getting. i love the price and i love the layaway plan. free layaway is amazing! i want to take it home! (laughing) walmart has top brands of windows touchscreen computers powered by intel -- and you can put them on layaway today free with no opening fee. never has to fade.t youthful glow from l'oreal the first ever facial oil: new age perfect glow renewal. restoring power of 8 essential oils.
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over tony singing. ♪ tony bennett and his beautiful wife susan. >> the couple feel strongly about a well rounded education. nearly 15 years ago they founded exploring the arts which strengthens the role of arts education in public high schools. >> great to see you again. >> thank you very much. >> wow. >> it all started basically with the sinatra school you built in brooklyn. >> in queens. >> right, right. you are a teacher yourself. >> i used to be. i was a social studies teacher at the sinatra school. >> the arts have been stripped away from a lot of schools when they make cuts. tell us how important it was in your life and what impact you hope the to make. >> i started in a high school in manhattan. the high school of industrial art which taught us how to make a living as artists. it was a wonderful school. so i told susan about that. then we kicked around ideas and
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decided to start a school but had no idea it would branch out into 17 schools now. >> 17 schools now. out in california, so they are not just low call. >> this year we have three schools in east los angeles. >> funding is always an issue when it comes to things like this. >> because of tony, everybody was open to it. it was just two years from the idea to opening the sinatra school. with the success of that school we were like, we don't want to just have these kids benefit. we want to try to benefit all high school-aged kids. we are slowly growing. slowly but surely. >> it's common sense. if you can put a child on the path early on that they have a passion for. my daddy used to say, find something you love to do and figure out a way to get paid for it. that's what you are teaching them. it's the greatest gift. >> your dad was right about that. that's the secret. if you get lucky enough to have
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a passion for it, it all works out really. >> you would be willing to put in the work. >> i bet you have seen so many success stories. do you have anecdotes of things you have seen? >> all the kids. the great thing is you see kids that are happy to be in school every day. >> they can't wait to get there. >> attendance rate is 95, 99%. >> graduation rates for you are huge. test scores and everything else. >> well, you guys have been a great part of education nation. i know you came back and you're here with with us. thanks for all you do. >> next year you'll have 30 schools. >> we're going for it. >> you're performing this week, on friday, i think. >> where is that? >> radio city music hall. >> oh, radio city. >> tony, come on. >> he'll be back tomorrow to perform in our 8:00 hour. >> are you ready for an education in wine? >> we have the best bottles for
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some days are harder than others so we have to earn our paycheck and go on a little wine tasting. >> if you are head edded to a dinner party and don't know what to bring we are about to sample wines for under $15 a bottle. >> rye is from food & wine magazine. and leslie, is the author of wine for women. usually they battle but not today. >> today we are happy. getting along. >> a happy couple. bringing wines we love to dinner parties. >> okay. >> these are all under $15. you don't have to spend a lot to impress. they are bottles. we'll start with rose bubbles. >> really? >> our theme is bring something you love. you know i'm a bubble girl. >> that's smart. if they have crappy stuff you brought something you like.
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>> it's important. you have to cover yourself. >> this is one of spain's most famous sparkling wines made from pinot noir. dry, delicious. >> that's delicious. >> one of my favorites. beautiful. >> that's fabulous. >> so good. >> for white wine, i thought it would be fun to bring a classic. one of the classic wines of any region. this is from france. hugo genteel. it was a noble grape variety. again, $14.99 or so. terrific, crisp. great apperetif. >> i can't believe the the prices. >> amazing. >> delicious. >> we'll load you up with one of your favorites. >> i hope so. >> another classic because you don't have enough glasses in front of you. this is chardonnay. this is from australia. this is a crisp, refreshing, new style from australia of
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chardonnay. this is jacob's creek . a really nice wine, refreshing. >> i love it. >> $8 a bottle. >> stop it. >> bigger is better. >> look at that jumbo. >> you can bring this one for $15. >> how much? >> $15 for the magnum, two bottles. >> pinot noir. everybody loves it. >> hoda's favorite. >> $10 pinot from the shoo fly. this is a terrific wine. >> delicious. >> stop it. >> get out. >> you have to make sure the guests have 17 glasses in front of them. >> and make them clean up. >> this is a terrific red called besieged. wine that tells a story. a beautiful red blend. >> the last one here. this is the one --
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>> sweet wine. >> we'll make a taste. >> port. >> nick, your son, it's his 12th birthday. >> love you. >> we are very fond of your uncle. she won season three of "the voice." >> cassadee pope will debut the single off her new album. first, this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] with at&t,
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the "today" concert series is brought to you by toyota. >> cassadee pope is having a whirlwind tour and is on tour with rascal flatts. >> now she has a new album called "frame by frame." it's terrific. blake shelton, he thinks -- she
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just has whatever it is. it's that special thing. >> i was lucky to him have as a coach. he was the best. >> how does it feel leaving the contest and embarking on a career? >> it feels good. i feel this is more my element doing my thing and not thinking about other people and just being myself. that's what it's all about. >> you get to go on tour with rascal flatts. you get your work out of the way, right? and then you get to be part of their party every show. they're unbelievable. >> yeah. >> they're awesome, the band perry is on the tour. >> i love them. >> you all get along? >> oh, yes. we do. one big happy family, i mean, you guys play it off pretty well. we're like that. >> what are you going to sing for us? >> i'm going to sing my single "wasting all these tears." >> all right. we can't wait. take it away. ♪
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♪ ♪ i tried to find you at the bottom of a bottle ♪ ♪ laying down on the bathroom floor ♪ ♪ my loneliness was a rattle in the windows ♪ ♪ you said you don't want me anymore ♪ ♪ and you left me ♪ standing on a corner crying ♪ feeling like a fool for trying ♪ i don't even remember ♪ why i'm wasting all these tears on you ♪ ♪ i wish i could erase our memory ♪ ♪ cause you didn't give a damn about me ♪ ♪ oh, finally i'm through ♪ wasting all these tears on you
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♪ these tears on you ♪ you ain't worth another sleepless night ♪ ♪ and i'll do everything i gotta do to get you off my uh mind ♪ ♪ 'cause what you wanted i couldn't get ♪ ♪ what you did, boy, i'll never forget ♪ ♪ and you left me ♪ standing on a corner crying ♪ feeling like a fool for trying ♪ i don't even remember ♪ why i'm wasting all these tears on you ♪ ♪ i wish i could erase our memory ♪ ♪ cause you didn't give a damn about me ♪ ♪ oh, finally i'm through ♪ wasting all these tears on you
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♪ these tears on you ♪ ♪ you left me ♪ standing on a corner crying ♪ feeling like a fool for trying ♪ i don't even remember why ♪ i'm wasting all these tears on you ♪ ♪ i wish i could erase our memory ♪ ♪ cause you didn't give a damn about me ♪ ♪ oh, finally i'm through ♪ wasting all these tears on you ♪ these tears on you
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♪ i tried to find you at the bottom of a bottle ♪ ♪ laying down on the bathroom floor ♪ >> yeah! ♪
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good morning. thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon x6(et+y >> i'm marla tellez. crews are working hard to put out a fire at a lumberyard south of san jose. bob riddell has the latest information for us. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. for a second time in bl a year the pedula lumberyard just north of bailey has burned. the first time was minor. this time this morning much bigger, and before it was put out it was much more destructive. this is what it looked like from the sky


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