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good morning. breaking news. a jury in perugia delivering the deliberating the fate of amanda knox right now, following her emotional courtroom plea. we're live in italy, awaiting the verdict. on second thought. sources tell nbc news new jersey governor chris christie is giving "serious reconsideration" to running for president, and we could know his final answer in 24 hours. we'll have exclusive new information. and two princes, rarely seen video of william and harry, just 3 and 1, enjoying some private
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time with their parents. >> right, fine, thank you. >> you've got to try to do the piano. >> a glimpse into their royal family life. "today," monday october 3rd, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> that was pretty cute with the princes at the piano. >> he keeps hitting the keyboard. meantime it's a pretty emotional day in perugia. amanda knox has been fighting back nerves and tears as she addressed the court radioment in italian this morning, proclaiming innocence for a murder she did not commit.
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>> she called the charges totally unfair and said the past four years have caused her to lose friends and trust in authorities. we expect a verdict in a matter of hours. nbc's lester holt was inside the courtroom as amanda spoke. he'll have the latest live from perugia just ahead. also ahead the tragedy has struck anderson cooper's new show. a teenager lies in a coma after he was asked by a producer to record himself doing skateboarding tricks. he fell and suffered an injury. what anderson cooper says about the incident coming up. a husband captures the moving moment when his 29-year-old wife was born deaf hears her own voice for the very first time. >> it's exciting. >> he posted it on youtube for their family and one week it's already been viewed more than 4 million times. we're going to show you more and
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talk to that couple exclusively coming up. >> imagine the way her world has opened up since that operation, incredible stuff. let's begin though with deliberations now under way at the murder conviction appeal of amanda knox. lester holt spent the morning in court, lester, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. the jury, six jurors, two judges deliberating right now. what an emotional day. the tension of the courtroom was palpable. i was standing at the front of the spectator area behind amanda knox's parents when she walked into the room. i think every one of us reacted to the site of her escorted in there. she appeared unsteady on her feet, when she spoke she began to break down almost immediately then found her voice, she followed raffaele sollecito. by the time they were finished, matt, at least one juror i saw was in tears. my colleague, keith miller, has been following this case from the beginning, he's outside the
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courthouse now where the deliberations are taking place. let's go to keith for more on what was said in court. keith, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. well with the words "i have not killed, i have not raped, i was not there," amanda knox delivered her declaration of innocence before throwing herself on the mercy of the court. italy's longest running courtroom drama was broadcast live to dozens of countries, and attracted hundreds of journalists. the knox family remained upbeat right to the last moment. >> i amñi very hopeful. >> reporter: making the long journey from prison, amanda knox and her final presentation to the court declared her innocence. speaking fluent italian, the 24-year-old student from seattle insisted she is not guilty of any crime.
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in a voice breaking with emotion, knox said "i don't want my life taken away from me, because i am innocent." choking back tears, knox says she is paying with her life for something she didn't do. her co-defendant and former boyfriend also spoke to the judge and jury. raffaele sollecito said he had been living in a nightmare, in slow, measured tones. he declared he had nothing to do with the murder of knox's roommate, meredith kercher. he described his former girlfriend, knox, as sweet, beautiful, and shining. in a highly symbolic move, sollecito showed a bracelet he wears inscribed with the words "free amanda and raffaele. now is the moment to take it off" he said.
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both defendants denied knowing rudy guede, convicted in the murder and sex out assault of meredith kimpber. guede claimed he didn't kill kercher but his dna was discovered at the crime scene, mixed with the blood of the victim. today in a final plea from knox's defense lawyer, he repeated that there is no evidence his client had anything to do with the crime. it was an emotional and dramatic conclusion to a criminal prosecution that has spanned almost four years. the crowds are already gathering outside the courtroom here, even though the judge did announce he wouldn't be back before 8:00 tonight with a verdict, and lester, as we know, that's about seven hours from now but we expect the crowds to stay here because this case has such incredible intensity and interest, not just in perugia but around the world. lester? >> and keith, as we were leaving the courtroom, news conferences
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began outside and suddenly the blair of sirens, two prison vans carrying amanda knox and raffaele sollecito passed. both have been taken to prison 20 miles from here, the prison where amanda knox has been held. we were told we'd get about an hour's notice, part of the time requiring them to transport them from prison back into the heart of perugia. one other thing that is a subject of some conversation the judge gave admonition to the spectators you'd hear in any courtroom, no big reaction when the verdict is announced but he used the words "no cheering" when the verdict is announced, was he telegraphing where he thinks this might go. we should find out as keith noted perhaps as soon as our time tonight. >> lester is going to be talking to some of amanda's friends who
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were in italy, for the moment. we talk to samantha guthrie and an italian journalist in perugia, proxilla. proxilla, you spent a lot of time in this courtroom, often sit right behind amanda knox's parents and translate for them as this proceeding continues in italian. what was their reaction to watching their daughter deliver her statement today? >> well, it was a very emotional reaction, matt. the mother was in tears. the father looked around and looking for someone to explain what was being said, especially for as far as rafaelle is concerned. the family are english speakers and don't have anyone who translates the proceedings, sitting there watching their daughter making the appeal of
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her life and don't know what's being said so everyone tries to help out and translate for them. >> praxilla what did you make of the judge's instructions to the spectators not to cheer, do you think he was telegraphing where he thinks this is going? >> well, in the first degree, the judge told the court that he wanted respect for the victim and that things should proceed quietly, but a term like "cheering" was not used. cheering, i can't see a guilty verdict being cheered by anyone. >> praxilla, thank you. savannah, the system is different than here. we have the judge and assistant judge. the judge will be the foreperson of the six-person jury. does that make this more predictable than if it's all laypeople? >> i always am careful about predicting cases in this system and in the italian system all the more so because there's so much evidence and other stuff that comes in. what most people say when you
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have professional judges, as we do here, the foreperson and the assistant judge and lay jurors, is that generally those professional judges hold more sway over the non-professional jurors. one would think that a professional jud would be more likely to look at the evidence in this case and not be swayed by some of those character attacks we've heard. >> something else about this jury, there are five women on this jury. i guess that could go either way. you got amanda knox obviously one of the defendant was a woman and also the murder victim was a woman. >> female jurors tend to be harder on female defendants in this country so we'll see if that holds up. >> praxilla, best case scenario for the family and parents of amanda knox, if she wins on appeal, how quickly might she leave the country? >> well, she could leave immediately the country as soon as she could physically get on a flight, which could mean a
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private jet close by to a nearby capital or directly to a commercial airport. >> if the prosecution loses this appeal, might they try to go at this again or are they allowed to legally in italy? >> well, menini told nbc should the decision be upturned he is considering strongly to appeal to the supreme court, but matt, the only thing i wanted to point out is that we've always been talking about upturn, overturned or confirmed. now, there are other options, and whether it's overheld and the sentencing is increased or reduced, or that their positions are divided, one is convicted and one isn't and there's a last case which would make the italian judicial system fave face, for a slander conviction and the initial decision for murder and sexual violence overturned which would justify
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amanda's four years here in prison in italy. >> all right, praxill praxilla trabbatoni, and savannah thanks to you as well. let's bring back lester holt on the scene, you've got more on the family and friends of amanda knox. >> reporter: the entire family is here, andrew, and jessica nichols are here from washington. andrew you were dorm mates freshman year with amanda knox. by now you've heard the translations of anything that happened in the courts. anything raise or lower your expectations? >> amanda did a great job laying her heart out on the line saying she didn't do this, and the four years she's been in jail have been just absolutely terrible for her and it's been a real violation of her freedom and she's just hoping they waive
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her. >> she started out saying "i'm not the person you've heard so much about." we've gone into great detail of some of the horrible things said about her character. was it important to show not only she's not that person but she has grown, she has matured in. >> she, they used so much of her behavior, she has grown into a competent mature person is part of what matters to her because she wants them to see she's experienced this on a deep level and this person they've made her out to be is not who she has ever been. >> her family and supporters have been down this road before, crushing disappointment, the pretile decision, then the verdict. i know hopes have been raised based on missteps with the scientific evidence, but is there a sense this will go the way that her supporters want or you could be disappointed again in. >> i'm as hopeful as i've ever been in my life but at the same
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time that fear of it happening again weighs on me and i think it weighs on everyone. >> reporter: her family thinks they're taking her home today in. >> i think they are. >> reporter: she's lucky to have friends like you supporting her. >> thanks for having us. >> lester, thank you very much. we'll have more from perugia a little later and hear from some of amanda's family who are anxiously awaiting decision in herseattle, washington. here's ann. now to politics and the 2012 presidential race. is the gop going to expand? new jersey governor chris christie is close to making a decision. jamie, good morning. there's been grow egg speculation over the last two weeks, so what is the latest? >> nbc news learned governor christie may be one step closer to getting in the race and giving it "serious consideration." i'm told he spent this weekend discussing it with his family,
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his top advisers and that protectively, they are now looking at what it would take to put together an organization, raise money and do a roll-out, and i'm told that he's taking a little more time this week to think about it, but it is serious. this is not just having meetings with partyt( leaders or donors. he is actively exploring the steps necessary to move ahead. i'm also told his family is on board if he decides to go, and that he has asked several people who were about to endorse other candidates to please hold off until wednesday. so if today is monday, and my math is correct, that means we should know something in the next 24-48 hours. >> jamie, i don't know if there has been a candidate who has been more adam ant saying he will not run. let me queet him "i simply do not have the desire to do it more do i think i'm ready." he has also said "what do i have to do short of suicide to let
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people know i'm not running." >> i think it's been a buildup of people lobbying him and frankly i think he looked at the field, the race, and he became more convinced that all of the reasons he said he would not run were now less of a consideration. that's if he gets into the race, and you know, we heard him last week at the reagan library, when a woman in the audience really begged him to run. his answer was not an accident. he said, "i'm listening. i'm feeling it, too." so this has been serious for a couple of weeks now. >> all right, jamie gangel, thank you for your reporting on this. it's been interesting. >> thanks. let us get the rest of the top stories from samantha guthrie, at the news desk. natalie morales is on assignment. on wall street several hundred people were arrested over the weekend during
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demonstrations on the brooklyn bridge. michelle franzen is in manhattan with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. demonstrators are beginning their third week of protest here, sleeping out and camped out at this park near wall street, their message of discontent over the economy and big corporations is still taking shape but their movement is gaining more attention each day. >> banks got bailed out! >> reporter: protesters fed up with the economy and social inequality turned out en masse over the weekend, demonstrators including this former marine who says despite having a job he's worried about the future. >> i barely make enough to pay my way. i don't pay my student loans every month because i can't afford it. >> reporter: voicing discontent and marching for change. some several hundred were arrested for blocking traffic on brooklyn's bridge saturday. growing tensions along with a movement that has taken off in
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the past few weeks with protests spreading to other cities around the country. >> we'll never be defeated! >> reporter: uprisings overseas have empowered protesters to speak out. >> those movements, those revolutions led by young people and i think they've been unemployed and wondering what to do so i think that's another, let answer say inspiration for why they are sitting in now. >> reporter: near wall street, a park serves as base camp, where the grassroots efforts of community organizing and traditional media have merged with savvy social networking. >> it's becoming more and more organized each day and we're building the infrastructure and then every day we get bigger and find out our infrastructure is inadequate. >> reporter: those numbers are expected to grow here in the park, with protests today and they've also got the support over the last few days of major unions, and we could see the biggest rallies later in the week, savannah, where they're expected to turn out and show
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support. >> michelle franzen, thank you. defense secretary they. leon panetta arrived in tel aviv. he addressed friday's drone attack that killed several top al qaeda leaders saying it will make operations more difficult for the terror group. he acknowledged he did not know if al qaeda's top bomb maker was among those killed in the strike amid some conflicting reports on that. the high wire survey for earthquake damage at the washington monument is on hold today because of safety concerns. this weekend a climber was tossed around by a wind gust, blowing him away from the monument and then slamming him back into it. climbers have been rappelling down the monument to assess damage from the earthquake back in august. it's 7:19, back to ann and matt and al. >> feel of fall here. >> some people are getting snow
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in the mountains of west virginia. we have cooler conditions in the northeast, upper level low bringing showers pinwheeling around it, some areas picking up anywhere from one to two inches >> good morning. york all the we of temperatures in the 40's. we will struggle to get into the 50's this afternoon. >> and this that's your latest weather. to a tragedy facing anderson cooper's new talk show, a boy who was supposed to be on a guest in an upcoming show now lies in a coma. nbc's peter alexander has the
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details on this. good morning. >> good morning to you, matt. the show was supposed to focus on teenage minds and risky behavior. things went terribly wrong when a teenager on a skateboard was badly injured. just three weeks into anderson cooper's new show "anderson" a terrible tragedy. a source close to the show tells nbc news a teenager now lays in a coma after the producer asked the boy to record video of himself for a segment on the science of the teenage brain. >> our source says one of anderson's producer encouraged one of the teenagers to film all of the "crazy stuff" he does, and shortly before the teenager was to appear on the show he was injured in a skateboarding accident. >> reporter: the teenager whose identity remains undisclosed reportedly sustained a head injury after doing a trick and falling from his skateboard. the accident has many asking did the producer encourage dangerous
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behavior? >> the principle "do no harm" applies not to physicians and nurses but to tv producers, too. >> reporter: a representative from the anderson show released the following statement. "as part of our routine process, we ask guests for video footage and photos. we did not provide the family with a camera. we're very concerned about him and are thinking of him and his family at this time." >> one of the things my source said to me is that this accident occurred and that anderson was personally "distraught" about the situation. >> reporter: the tragedies like this one aren't new to television. in 1995, a guest on "jenny jones" was murdered after revealing his secret crush on a friend and on "nancy grace" a guest committed suicide after taping a combative interview with the host. and now as a teenager lays in a coma, some critics are already calling for a new standard in
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television. >> even if it is legal for television producers to do these sorts of things, to encourage guests to place themselves in harm's way, it's not ethically intelligent. ethics holds us to a higher standard and that's a standard that television producers should be following. >> we did reach out to anderson cooper as well who released the following statement, "i was very saddened to hear the news of this accident and want to express my deepest concerns for the teenager who was injured. i take this situation seriously, and my thoughts and prayers for his health, well-being and recovery are with him and his family." matt? >> all right, peter alexander, thank you very much. just ahead, how is dr. conrad murray feeling as his trial tied to the death of michael jackson enters its second week. his former administrative assistant had a chance to speak with him before she testifies later this week. with him before she testifies later this week. we'll talk to her
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baltimore tire shop. this morning he is charged with first-degree and second-degree arson, assault, and reckless endangerment. time for your morning commute. sarah? >> tracking a problem that has been there all morning, take dublin rd. as the alternate this morning. heading out on southbound 95, looking at delays as it builds up from white marsh. northbound 702 to the beltway, an accident. clear in the city, but we are tracking of the delays down to edmonton. developing a backup, all of the way down to the beltway. further south, slow going down to riverdale road. delays in place on southbound 95. let's give you a live view of traffic. this is what it looks like in
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watch the verdict, the verdict could come at any hour. >> we'll get the latest from the trial of michael jackson's personal physician. this week we'll hear from dr. conrad murray's former assistant and coming up we'll be talking to her exclusively. what would it be like to hear the sound of your own voice or the sound of your child's life for the first time in. >> a new medical implant is allowing a 29-year-old mother to experience something the rest of us take for granted. you can see her emotional reaction, also when that device was turned on. >> maybe you can put it down for a second. >> let us begin in this half hour with today's much anticipated verdict in the appeals trial of amanda knox. nbc's stephanie gos somethik is seattle, wash waington, stephans hometown. >> reporter: they were waiting,
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sometimes crying glued to the television screen during the final statements especially amanda's statement. in front of the television set there are three photos, a photo of amanda knox, raffaele sollecito and meredith kercher, the student who was killed and three candles. there is not just hope but expectation for acquittal. we spoke to a number of people after the final statements and gave us their opinion on amanda herself and the status of his case. >> she's grown up a lot. you know, she was just a couple months out of her teens when this happened. she was a little kid, and she's a young woman now. >> i think if she said there wasn't an acquittal we would be amazed, and flabbergasted really, and i -- it seems that it's not in the realm of possibility. >> reporter: a lot of the people in this room have been
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organizing support groups for amanda now for four years. a lot of the groups helping for funding some of the expenses of the trial. they say they raised as much as $100,000. there's a lot of anger here in this room as well, anger at the italian justice system and some anger at the u.s. government, anger the u.s. embassy in rome hasn't done enough to help amanda but right now the focus is on this verdict, matt, and they are waiting anxiously to hear what it may be. >> we'll have to find out how long a wait that will be. stephanie gosk in seattle this morning, thank you very much. 33 after the hour. here's ann. >> matt, thanks. now to the trial of michael jackson's doctor conrad murray entering its second week after opening with several days of powerful testimony. in a moment his former administrative assistant speaks out in an exclusive live interview. first nbc's jeff rossen is in los angeles with the latest on this story. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. week one in this trial was explosive. here we go, getting ready to set the table for week two in this
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trial, that has garnered a lot of attention, and we are right in the heart right now of the prosecution's case, trying not only to show that dr. conrad murray gave michael jackson a deadly dose of propofol but also that he was trying to cover it up all along the way. we've heard from michael jackson's friends, and his employees, and now we're hearing from the paramedics from the lapd who were here that day and responded to his mansion the day he died, and they claim dr. murray was lying from the get-go. >> he's not breathing and we need to, we're trying to pump him but he's not, he's not -- >> okay. >> reporter: when paramedics arrived at michael jackson's mansion they say he already appeared dead. >> describe dr. murray's demeanor, please. >> frantic. >> reporter: on the stands friday those paramedics offered damaging testimony against dr. conrad murray. >> what i said initially of course was, "what's his underlying condition?" at that point he said, "no, he's not taking anything," and then
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he followed that up with, "i just gave him a little bit of lorazepam to sleep." >> did dr. murray ever mention having administered propofol to michael jackson? >> no he did not ever mention propofol. >> reporter: doctors say he gave jackson a lethal dose of propofol right before michael jackson's death. >> the blowout for conrad murray was not only that he was not truthful with the paramedic and the firefighter but also the fact that, had they had been given the right information there was a chance of saving michael jackson's life. >> reporter: but dr. murray has his supporters. how is he doing? is he scared? >> no, he's actually doing very well. stacey ruggles was murray's assistant at the time. he says the only man to blame
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for michael jackson's death is michael jackson himself. >> in no way shape or form could i imagine dr. murray causing a death to anyone, anyone, and to say that he is to blame for this i do not believe that. >> reporter: but was he negligent? >> i don't feel he was negligent. >> reporter: in fact when cross-examining the paramedics, murray's defense attorney tried to paint dr. murray as a well-intentioned physician. >> would it be fair to say that dr. murray also did everything in his power to help mr. jackson at that time? >> yes. >> he wasn't just standing around and talking on the telephone or researching the computer, correct in. >> no, he was not. >> reporter: by the way, there was drama outside the courthouse as well, right here on the "today" show on friday, ann, as you know you interviewed standing in this very location one of the members of the murray defense team, there he is right there. shortly after the interview hours later this lawyer was hauled into court before the judge who said he was shocked to see this live interview on the
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"today" show, saying this lawyer may actually be in contempt of court. he's even set a hearing date in the future. the defense team says he had every right to talk and they do object and so we'll follow that through and see how that goes, but either way, the judge now saying all lawyers in this case on both sides, no longer allowed to speak about it publicly. ann? >> jeff rossen, thank you so much for that. stacy rugles began working for dr. murray in 1997, scheduled to testify as a prosecution witness tuesday. we saw her a moment ago in jeff's piece, now joining us exclusively. ms. ruggles, good morning. >> good morning. >> you were able to speak to dr. murray on the phone, i understand, just recently. can you describe his emotions as he is facing these charges during this trial? >> yes, ma'am. he was very upbeat, positive, and very happy that this trial had begun. >> why would you say that's the case? why would he be happy that the
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trial has begun? why would you say he would be upbeat, given he's been charged with recklessness and negligence? >> you know, to be honest with you, i don't know, but he's a very positive person. he's a very faithful person, and he's -- all i can say is that he's glad to be going forward, so he can move forward with his life, he can move on and everyone else can move on. >> you have worked for him, have known him for some 16 years. you just said in the piece we just saw that you don't believe that he could be guilty of these charges, but what is it that you know about him that makes you disbelieve that he could be, have been reckless or negligent when it comes to michael jackson? >> i've never seen dr. murray negligent in any way, shape or form. he has saved hundreds of lives. he's opened clinics in different parts of the united states and
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including trinidad, tobego, in order to help underprivileged people. it's not his nature, never been his nature. anyone you talk to that knows him personally would tell you the same thing. >> on the morning of june 25th, 2009, the day that michael jackson died, there was a moment where you were on the phone with dr. murray. what happened in that telephone conversation? and did you gain anything, glean anything for what was about to happen from that telephone conversation? >> which telephone conversation are we talking about? >> you spoke to dr. murray on the day that -- >> i spoke to him sunday. >> tell us the nature of these conversations and if you got any sort of hint that something was askew, something was going to happen or something was wrong with michael jackson. >> no, when i spoke to dr. murray there was no indication. he sounded fine. he sounded his usual self.
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>> you're going to testify tomorrow for the prosecution and yet you're talking to us today basical basically in defense of the man you work for. why are you coming out now and speaking publicly in. >> it's come to light to me that people don't really understand this man. they don't know who dr. murray is. dr. murray and michael jackson's beliefs were pretty much the same. they both believed in world peace. they believed we could all live together harmoniously, and he is about love as well, and i think that might have been what connected the two of them together. >> i see. can i ask you this, did the defense or any member of the defense team ask you to speak to us today? >> no, not at all. >> all right, stacey ruggles, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> you bet. now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> ann, thanks so much. we've got anniversaries here, 20
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years. what's your names? >> john and lisa redd. >> good to see you. 50th anniversary ron and vera. where are you from? >>is with pi >> wisconsin. >> another 50th anniversary, what are your names? >> james and carol. >> 120 years of wedded bliss, yes! let's check your weather and see what's going on. we've got the week ahead cooler than normal and wet in the northeast, mountain snows back in virginia, and midweek above normal temperature, ohio valley into the plains looking cool and wet out west and the latter part of the week much above normal temperatures from the great lakes all the way to the gulf coast, looks wet and cool out >> good morning. we will see some scattered light showers. the temperatures will struggle to get into the 50's.
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we are back now at 7:45 with newly released video of princes william and harry as children spending a little time with their parents. nbc's michelle kosinski is at buckingham palace. good morning outo you. >> reporter: good morning. it's the kind of home video that tends you make you embarrassed when your parents show it. it was shot on british television, it shows prince charles and lady diana, about the age their sons are now. too cute. the little princes, william aged 3 and harry, 1. >> you've got to try to do the piano. >> reporter: try to behave for the kacameras, with limited success. there's prince charles playing peekaboo and princess dianadian
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radiant young mother. this was 26 years ago. dieia was only 24. remember she married at 19 and describes william much as he is today. >> he's very enthusiastic about things, pushes himself right into it. he's not at all shy and very polite. >> reporter: a patient prince charles finally gets william to come out from hiding under a table, and there goes harry, for the same spot. >> it was particularly groundbreaking. you've got prince charles sort of goofing around. you've got the late great princess diana, up until this point, everything to do with royals and royal children was very staged. it was very stiff, and you would never have seen that level of sort of intimacy. >> reporter: and charles and diana talk candidly about their royal wedding. >> reporter: did you get the idea it was becoming an enormous success so that you could enjoy it in. >> enjoy something like that? oh, god, it was terrifying, such a long up that aisle for a
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start. >> reporter: when you came out what did you say? >> you really want to know that? >> i can't remember what i said, i must admit but all i can say is i did enjoy it enormously. i kept telling myself anyway to remember this for as long as i could. it was such a unique experience. >> reporter: not the love match everyone dreamed, but their two boys have been close from the beginning. now all grown up, both in the military, and part of london society. here's harry's ex-girlfriend chelsea davie, and pipa middleton in a daring red gown. all of the glamour makes the old videos so sweet. listen to what this anchor, who bears an uncanny resemblance to ron burgundy, says after theana. >> young women are different these days, they've become
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people but i now think she's a very impressive young women. >> reporter: oh, 1985. the video just looks like normal life in any family and part of it, princess diana talks about how she's very excited to visit the u.s. for the first time. now her son, prince harry, is on his way there any day now for two months, arizona and california, for "exercise crimson eagle" elite apache helicopter training. >> michelle kosinski at the palace this morning, thank you very much. still ahead what's the real story behind those strange tweets from ashton-demi. first these messages. hi, mom. how was school today?
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so ann was in los angeles last week for the appearance on "the ellen degeneres show" and the two of you could not resist having fun with unsuspecting tourists. take a look. >> ann, if you can hear me, scratch your left cheek. put the mike closer to her mouth. really, right up her mouth. put it right up against her mouth. put it up against her mouth. can you speak louder, ma'am? >> can you speak louder? >> yeah. >> wow. >> and that was just the beginning. i mean by the time i was done with this, it's like earbud jokes, i was really, tears rolling down, on today. >> plus this woman is
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delays in place as well on the northeast side. west side, 14 miles per hour down to edmonton. 795, still backed up coming out of the owens mills area. 22 in bel-air. watch for a crash in that intersection. dublin rd. is your alternate. problems on itself, nor do -- stop on for 95, a lighter view of the traffic, showing you what it looks like, all of that volume making your way down to southbound 95. the inner loop coming toward us, accident on 95. that is the latest on traffic. >> the rain is not a big deal to start the day. just a couple of sprinkles. temperatures are the bigger story. 45 at the airport. not cold enough to snow, but we have had a few snowflakes in the
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it's 8:00 now on a monday morning, third of october, 2011. looks like these people managed to squeeze an extra day out of the weekend. there's nothing wrong with that. we're happy they've joined us here in rockefeller plaza. we'll go out and say hi to them a little later on. inside the studio i'm matt lauer along with ann curry. just ahead a remarkable, emotional moment on tape. >> 29-year-old sarah churman was born deaf but thanks to a new device she just heard her voice
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for the first time. this videotape was seen by more than 4 million people on youtube. just ahead we'll talk to sarah and her husband exclusively. >> wow, life-changing experience. >> yes. plus ashton and demi, over the weekend seen together amid rumors of marital trouble and some rather unusual tweets. are they having a private conversation in a very public forum? we're going to find out in just a little bit. a lot to get to. let us begin this half hour with the latest on the amanda knox murder appeal. she addressed the courtroom in italy and right now the jury is deliberating her fate. lester holt is in perugia. lester, good morning again. >> reporter: matt, good morning. an amazing morning in court today, a lot of tension in that room and a lot of emotion as well at this hour, amanda knox and raffaele sollecito are at a prison about 20 miles out of town, awaiting to hear the jury's decision. when i say jury end tunder the
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italian system it's six jurors and two judges. amanda knox walked into the courtroom as the teng was filling the room, she looked unsteady on her feet, her knees were weak, she was led to her table where she sat down and conferred with her lawyer. when she began to speak her chance to have a last word in this case, her voice almost immediately cracked, she told the judge "i'm afraid." he offered her a chance to sit down to deliver her remarks and she simply said i'll be afraid or nervous either way and went on to say she wasn't there. meredith kercher was her friend, she would never do the things she's accused of and she's not the person she's been described in court. raffaele sollecito before her also had his say before the court and talked about his tender feelings he still has toward amanda knox and again proclaiming his innocence and his desire to go free. the family of meredith kercher is here in town, kept a low profile through much of this, matt. through their attorney they have
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said they have a desire that the original verdict be upheld in this case, so again we could have a decision later on in the afternoon, new york time, east coast time, and of course we'll have it for you as soon as we get the word. >> lester holt in perugia this morning, lester thank you very much. let us get a check of the top news this morning. natalie is at the news desk while savannah is on the assignme assignment let me flip that. governor chris christie spent the weekend looking at whether it's feasible to put together a national fund-raising organization this late in the game in the gop nomination. about 700 protesters were arrested saturday as they tried to march across the brac lin bridge. members of several unions plan
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to hold a solidarity march wednesday. an american was awarded the nobel prize in medicine, bruce buettler and ralph steinman won for their discoveries regarding the immune system. the government's $2.8 billion september 11th victim compensation fund reopens today. people who became ill after smoke and dust exposure can now apply. the fund does not cover cancer, however. congress agreed last year to reopen that fund which had operated for two years after the attacks. to wall street, cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. a sell-off in overseas markets is not sentting a good stage. last quarter was the worst for u.s. stocks since the height of the financial crisis three years this week we need to see evidence the u.s. economy is picking up speed. we need to also see europe is making a concerted effort to get
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its debt crisis under control. there is one good thing coming out of the worries, savannah, that is that gas prices across the country continue to drop and now the national average for a gallon of gas is below $3.50. back to you. >> some badly needed good news. mandy, thank you. a quick roundup of what has you talking online. he probably hates the attention but andy rooney is the top google search after his final appearance on "60 minutes" last night. >> i spent my first 50 years trying to become well-known as a writer and the next 30 trying to avoid being famous. i walked down the street now or go to a football game and people shout "hey andy" and i hate that. i don't say this often, but thank you, although if you do see me in a restaurant, please just let me eat my dinner. >> rooney spent more than one-third of his 92 years on the cbs show. what fear of commitment,
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kiss rocker gene simmons tied the not saturday with his girlfriend of 28 years, actress shannon tweed. of course the wedding was filmed for the new season of their tv reality show. their teenage daughter sophie serenaded the couple with "etta james at last." journey guitarist neil shawn interrupted a concert to serenade his new girlfriend, that's white house crasher mikhail salahi who turned 46 last night. >> now to al and the weather. >> we have birthday girls. >> jennifer. >> lisa. >> happy birthday, very nice. let's see what's happening. pick city happens to be utica, new york, have some of that jenny cream ale. news channel 2, scattered showers, 61 degrees and as we show you what's happening as far as today is concerned, afternoon highs chilly in the northeast, 50s and 60s. 70s as you get out into the
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upper peninsula of michigan, we've got 90s in the southwest. as far as your weather conditions are concerned, we are expecting to see showers in the northeast, especially later this afternoon. more wet weather moves into the pacific northwest, northern california. hit or miss showers and >> good morning. southern we of temperatures in the 40's. we will struggle to get into the 50's this afternoon. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. coming up next, demi moore and ashton kutcher spotted
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is there trouble brewing. if there is, it may be playing out right before our eyes on twitter. near's nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: this weekend ashton kutcher spotted behind the wheel, wedding ring on at a motorcycle dealer reportedly buying two helmets and the hollywood super couple were both at an l.a. kabbalah center saturday. the tabloid frenzy fueled by their own words and actions on twitter. >> i doubt it's a publicity stunt but i think these are two very publicity-savvy people who are managing what might be a bad situation in the best way possible. >> reporter: from the beginning, ashton and demi have captureed atension for their 15-year age difference and plenty of pda. the picture of marital bliss bolstered with tweets lovey-dovey for everyone to read.
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>> the couple have lived their romance out through twitter. >> reporter: after spending their sixth anniversary apart, demi in new york and tmz capturing the photos of ashton partying in san diego their tone on twitter seemed to change to more cryptic messages, a photo of demi with eyes closed captioned "i see through you." known as @prskutcher demi unfollowed her husband. he's back now on her list, an indication he was just recently restored. ♪ men, men, men, manly men >> reporter: the "two and a half men" star tweeted a song. ♪ don't believe the hype >> reporter: and posted "when you assume to know that which you know nothing of you, you make an ass out of u and me" they now tweet about charities, ashton the bears game, wondering just what their silence is now
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saying. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, los angeles. >> bonnie fuller, editor in chief of and robi ludwig, psychotherapist and contributor. good morning. >> good morning. >> why are so many of us interested in the marriage, what may be happening or not happening in the lives of ashton kutcher and demi moore? what's the fascination? >> well, they're an iconic couple in hollywood. they're gorgeous. they're famous and of course she is famously 15 years older than he is, and i think a lot of people really thought that they were making this cougar/cub relationship work. he's also been very involved with her daughters and women love that, that he's been so loving to them. >> i think, too, they redefined the may-december relationship and shared a lot of their relationship with the public, so whenever you do that, people feel included and invested in the success of that kind of relationship. >> as we just heard they were seen together this weekend at
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this l.a. kabbalah center, so is it possible that all this gossip is for naught, that actually everything is just fine and we're actually just paying too much attention? >> i think where there's smoke there's always fire but perhaps they're a little bit ambivalent as to what they want to do with their relationship which is not uncommon for it couples who are going through their struggles. >> it's also very suspicious that they have this quiet on twitter. the couple usually tweets to each other all the time and they are very loving in their messages, and as well, ashton unfollowed demi for several hours last week, too. >> but all marriages have issues, every single one. >> yes. >> i don't know of a single one that doesn't and there are times people are together and can't even see each other on the dance floor so to speak. it's possible that may be going on. on the other hand he is starting a new show and that new show, i think we heard at the beginning of this last piece, the question was sort of raised, is this possible this say publicity
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stunt, your view? >> i doubt this would be good publicity. yes, it's like his character, if there are, if there is trouble, i mean it relates to the character that he plays. however, i think you know it's still disrespectful of the marriage that he's been in, so i don't think that this would be a publicity stunt. >> it really does seem like feelings are being hurt here, and the silent treatment on twitter is reflecting the silent treatment going on in their relationship. it could be that he's young and right now he's coming into his own, and he wants to explore what that's like for him, and he can't do that, being a stepfather of three and married to an older woman. >> well, they're both beautiful, talented people. >> yes. >> i think we all wish them well. >> that's true, with he do. >> robi ludwig thank you so much, and for joining us this morning. coming up next the 29-year-old woman who was born deaf who just heard her own voice for the first time. we'll talk to her exclusively coming up right after this.
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we are back at 20 after 8:00 with a story i love. a woman who just heard her own voice for the very first time. 29-year-old sarah churman was born with a rare genetic deformity that received her badly hearing implant. her husband was rolling with the camera when she tried a new implant for the first time. >> beeping. >> technically your device is on. can you tell? it's exciting. here you can put it down for a second. just get used to the sound. what does it sound like? do you want to grab some tissue? >> i don't want to hear myself cry. >> can you hear me?
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>> that video has now been viewed more than 4 million times on youtube. sarah and her husband, sloan, are with us exclusively along with nbc's chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman. good morning to you all. you're crying again. >> it's tough. >> tissue, there you go. the moment speaks for itself, but try to explain what you were thinking at that moment. >> millions of things, half of me was just scared to death that it was going to come on and i wasn't going to like it, just because you know, before this is all i've ever known for 29 years so the new, the fear of the unknown and not knowing what it was going to sound like, was it going to be overwhelming, and it was just nervousness, and then the other half of me was just like oh, hurry up and turn it on and i was so nervous, i kept moving the remote, and the remote had to be in a certain spot to get it turned on so it
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was like the third try before it actually happened so the anticipation was horrible. >> for the record the very first voice you heard was the voice of the technician. >> yes, ma'am, i believe her name was melinda. >> and your own voice did it sound the way you imagined it would sound? >> well, the funny thing is you know, we live in texas, and the first time we ever traveled outside of the country everyone kept talking about her accents, so i was kind of surprised that i didn't think i had an accent. >> i was surprised also because not being able to hear for 29 years and you do have a little bit of a texas accent. you've managed to pick something up. sloan, you decided to role on this so you can share the moment with family and friends. you put it on youtube and went way beyond family and friends. what's your reaction to that in. >> i can't get over the fact that i nearly did not video it. if it weren't for my mother saying "you're going to video this, we need to see this," i wouldn't have done it, because this was intimate for us. this was like getting married or having a child.
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i mean seriously. >> it is intimate. when i started to read more about you, sarah, what made it even more emotional for me, this did not come easily. you didn't just write a check and say yeah, i want one of those. this is an expensive device, it's an expensive operation. you really had to scrimp and save and borrow to get this done. >> yes, sir. >> yes. >> that makes it even nicer. >> yes, very much more appreciative, absolutely. >> nancy, people watching this are going to be moved by the sheer emotion of it and perhaps curious, maybe they know somebody who is severely hearing impaired. tell me about her condition and who else might be a candidate. >> you hit on i think the most important thing, matt. you can tell by sarah's speech she's had some ability to hear because she can articulate words pretty darned well but you can also tell she's had a severe impairment, just by her speech pattern, but the cool thing about this is, it uses the normal anatomy of the ear so it takes the bones in the middle
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ear, sends them to a processor and then sends them the nerve that goes into the brain and all of this garbled stuff is turned into sound so she can really hear it. hearing aids normally have a lot of background noise and distortion. this makes it much better, its et cetera a surgical implantation approved by the fda but only a couple hundred people in the country have them. >> think of what you're getting to hear for the first time, two children, 4 months old and 20 months old, to hear their voice for the first time. what was that like? >> that was pretty amazing my oldest is actually 4 years old and she's quite the little talk enand sounds so grown up and very articulate and my youngest i can hear the texas accent on her more. >> she still has a ways to go, dialing this up to max yet, she hasn't gotten there. >> for the first time you got to hear sloan's snore. >> i don't listen to that. >> that's when you turn it down. >> i love the story, sarah, what a pleasure to meet you.
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>> thank you. >> thank you. >> what a pleasure, nancy thanks very well. we're back after your local news and weather. >> good morning. the time is now 8:26. we have a final check on your morning commute. >> still looking at a busy morning rush-hour. delays have unfortunately not ended. northbound and southbound delays in the region. watch out for accidents. 12 miles per hour on the west side, hanging on to a slow go on the outer loop west side.
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interlude, northeast corner, grant to southbound, an accident is clearing. outer loop delays as well, for the harrisburg expressed by. southbound 95 is backed up coming towards the northeast. we are still looking at this month, shut down between 136 in hartford county. continue to use dublin rd. as your alternate. a live look at traffic. still looking at southbound delays leading up to 32. a live view of the inner loop traffic coming towards us. that is your backup on the grant itself bound by the five. tony has a check on your forecast. >> we have a few light sprinkles out there, but the big story is the temperatures. 42 degrees at the airport.
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take a jacket and an umbrella this morning. scattered, light rain showers. the average height is 71, just to give you some perspective. there could still be some rain early tomorrow. sunshine going into the weekend. highs in the 70's. >> another update at 9:55. >> another update at 9:55.
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8:30 now on a monday morning. it's the third day of october, 2011. some of the people out here got their coats on because it's starting to get chilly out here, as fall has really set in. it's 52 degrees now at 8:30, and everyone's gathered saying hi to their families and friends back
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home. i'm ann curry along with matt lauer, samantha guthrie and al roker. this morning we'll catch up with the actress and producer and also the wife of tom hanks, talking about rita wilson. >> belike her and she's very accomplished and also starting something new, taking over a section of "huffington post" dealing with life after 50, everything from health and relationships, all kinds of great things. we find it very interesting to talk to her, she's join us in i up aical a couple of minutes. how to save on food and phones, we've got really good tips. we'll warm things up with a live performance from the reigning "american idol" mr. scotty mccreery, taking pictures with the crowd. >> someone else in the crowd, another award winning country singer, talking about tim mcgraw, it's so great to have you. you are cuter than a button i'll tell you. in the meantime -- right, right?
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you're here to talk about your new movie called "dirty girl" and you play a very important pivotal role in this movie and it's sort of interesting because it harkens back to your own experience. >> yeah, you know it's an interesting role for me when i read the script, something i could relate to. it's got juneau temple in it, a lot of great people in the movie, the story is about discovery, a young girl who grew up without a dad and on a path to sort of find her father. she discovers a lot about herself, a lot about her mother and had sort of not a good relationship with, and she discovers her dad, for me it was really something that was close to my heart. >> i think most people remember that you didn't really know tug, famous pitcher, was your dad. >> i was 11 years old when i found my birth certificate in the closet. >> it's poignant for you as well. you're in as al mentioned kind of one major scene so you didn't
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spend a lot of time shooting this. do you like being able to get into something, be intense for a day or two and then get out? >> well, yeah, because i'm lazy, so -- i don't work a whole lot, so it's nice. you show up, get paid and leave, you know? >> we hear that maybe there's a another project in the works, you may star opposite beyonce in the remake of "a star is born." >> that's something i'm hearing going around. it's something that would be a lot of fun. i'm a big beyonce and big clint eastwo eastwood, director of the field. i'm a big fan of the second remake of the film with barbara streisand and kris kristofferson. i thi i. >> on the scale to this one to ten is happening, ten or a one? >> i'm not going to put a number on it. i don't want to jinx myself.
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>> have they offered it to you? >> not, not been offered officially. >> better offer him, clint you heard it from us. thank you, tim mcgraw. "dirty girl" is the new movie. much more is coming up including a check of the -- >> weather. >> -- weather, i know you're out >> good morning. we will see some scattered light showers. the temperatures will struggle to get into the 50's.
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>> and that's why are your latest weather, joining us awar bates, second season of "harry's law" a role originally written for a man. >> yes and then my producer's wife said, what about kathy bates? and so a story when the emmy nomination came out, bill got up early and he said oh, my god, kathy got a nomination and his wife said "i want a present." >> that's right. this is a great show. you got a lot of great guest stars coming up this season. >> reporter: alfred molina, jean smart, jason alexander from "seinfe "seinfeld." it's a nice group coming in. >> what makes it different from a lot of legal shows and police shows we've seen, they're cut and dry procedurals. this one has some heart in it. >> harry started out in a shoe store downstairs, in the middle of a ghetto that's become
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gentrified, a lot of it is happening. >> what attracted you to the role? >> it was the part itself. it's rare that you get a part for a 62-year-old woman, you know, who is going to lead up a tv show, let's face it, so i jumped at the chance. >> we're glad you did, kathy bates. >> thank you, al. >> thank you so much. catch "harry's law" this wednesday night, 9:00 eastern, 8:00 central, right here on nbc. kathy always good to see you. >> thank you, al. let's head back over to matt. >> thank you very much. when we come back, rita wilson helps women and men deal with life after 50. we'll talk to rita in a moment. life after 50. we'll talk to rita in a moment. this is "today" on nbc..
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back now at 8:38 with actress and producer rita wilson along with her husband tom hanks, she's one-half of one of hollywood's biggest power couples and she's been named editor-at-large for the newest section of,
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called "huff post 50." we just heard from matt talking about having to deal with life after 50. this is about celebrating and not just about putting sugar coating the whole thing. the truth is, it is cool. we're both in our 50s. and it's a cool time of your life. >> cool time, you feel more vibrant than ever. i feel you understand how you want to spend the next let's say third or more of your life, and the distractions seem to fall away and you really focus in on what you want to do. a lot of us are empty nesters, a lot of us are raising twin toddlers at home, which i think is funny, too, but that happens, and so it's really sort of defining how you want to, the quality of your life and so many people are reinventing themselves either by choice or by not having a choice sometimes we're in a very rough economy now, people are losing jobs so i'm really interested in how people are taking whatever those challenges are being brought to them at 50 and above.
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>> you're talking about reinvention, retirement, culture, health, the science of aging which is pretty cool because you're always going to get all of that good information, finance, parenting, all that stuff. >> yes. >> there's a sense at this age that you know what you're supposed to do and you know, you start to be very clear about how you're going to spend your time and there's kind of an awakening. >> that's right. >> people can be writing things and you're going to go through them and figure out what to put on. >> right. it's an interesting, it's great. i'm exposed to a lot. i am a boomer, so i think you might be a boomer, too. >> i totally am. >> some people might call us jonesers, born between '54 and '55. i like saying boomer because it's like boom! i'm here, watch out! but yes, i'm exposed to a lot. i'm dealing with many of the issues that boomers deal with. i have a mom that's 90, who needs a little bit of help right now but she's incredibly independent and vibrant. i'm also still incredibly alive
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in terms of the work that i'm doing, and i also have a grandchild, and i have teenagers. >> unbelievable. >> there's a lot to be juggling there. i'm curious. >> a few years ago you basically got out of your own career comfort zone and starred in "chicago" on broadway. so this is the whole idea of, like you can be a grandmother on one hand but this videotape of you, you're like, you're pretty seriously, you know. >> look at that. >> showing your stuff. that's the thing, not being stuck. >> i'm a firm believer in putting yourself out of your comfort zone. that's where i think a lot of growth can come from and whether it's like i said a choice or something that you did, that is imposed on you, i think being a little bit on edge is where that growth comes from, and i'm curious about how other people are doing it, men and women. i want to hear about their experiences. >> we're going to get to -- >> so we can apply them.
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>> thank you, rita. i look forward to reading it. this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:43, this morning on "today's money" author michael lewis, his best selling books "the blind side" and now "moneyball" have been made into hit movies. his latest "boomerang: travels in the new third world." welcome back. >> good to see you matt. >> last time you looked at the causes of financial meltdown here and elsewhere. this time you travel and i like it because you take a look at the way different cultures are impacted by what's happened, perhaps even how your culture affected the way you got into this in the first place. why'd do you this? >> exactly right.
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two reasons, one is it's really clear we're going through now the volatility in the stock market, the sense of uncertainty in finance here in america, it's all part of the same financial crisis. the financial crisis really never ended and we've got this act two, and act two is the bad loans, the debts that were piled up in the credit bubble have been nationalized, and the only reason we got out of the problem three years ago is government's come and saying credibly we can stand behind the debts and now it's a little unclear. >> what you do is look at human behavior and temperament and you say the kind of person you are might have determined how badly you got taken into this. >> exactly right. >> the dark rule analogy. >> exactly right, it's as if someone piled up a bunch of money in a dark room in all of these little societies and said do what you will with it. it was a story of temptation. >> some people with a larsonist heart are going to grab the money and say it's a good thing and i'm taking it.
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>> different cultures do different things, the cries sis different from place to place. >> let's play a travel global word association. i'll give you the name of a country and briefly tell me about their temperament and how it affected their circumstances. iceland? >> iceland shows you the problem with men. it was male overconfidence. iceland was a place where you had, i mean it's a country of 300,000 people, and they piled up debts in their banks of $140 billion, and overnight they went from a nation of basically fishermen, that's how they made their money was fishing to a finance of financiers and doing it in emulation of us. >> uh-huh. >> but it was men, which you see in the aftermath is women coming in, and getting rid of the men and saying we're going to do this differently. >> i want to get a lot of countries in, so briefly greece, this system was a sham. >> yes, greece had a dysfunctional state that was being bankrolled by easy credit, and what they really wanted to do with the money is bloat this
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state, and what it exposed is a kind of lack of civil society in greece. >> and if there were some smart people here, some good guys, you got to look at germany, because they didn't get wrapped in this, perhaps because of guilt or whatever, they didn't want to take this money, their reward is going to be what? >> probably bailing out greece, but it's a little unclear whether they're going to do it. this is very interesting. german people behave very well. the german people alone in a room with a pile of money, they didn't want anything to do with it, but the banks did all kinds of goofy things with it, and the germans outside of germany did very bad things, but inside of germany it was very stable, but so what you've got is different people behaving different ways. this phenomenon of exposes the differences in the cultures and in one case you've got a currency in europe that's prime ministerissed on people behaving more or less the same way with money, and when they don't it creates these frictions. >> speaking of money, changing subjects with an axe, "moneyball" one of your most
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popular books, made into a movie. there's been oscar buzz. brad pitt is the star. what's it like to sit back and watch the movie? >> fraudulent. i had nothing to do with it. i wrote the book but people seem to think i wrote the movie and maybe even acted in it but what i've done with "the blind side" and "moneyball" i sat back and waited to see if it was any good before i jumped in and started taking credit. in both cases they did so i've got to work up a pattern. >> you're going to take up "liar's poker" also and adapt it for the screen. >> i'm going to write that. >> there's no frud lent screening there. >> when we come back, i'll talk about that but the "moneyball" is wonderful. i can't believe how it turned out. >> michael lewis, the book is "boomerang" good to see you. good to see you. up next, a performance from scotty mccreery from
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♪ i love you this big, oh, eyes i've never seen, this big ♪ >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today," brought to you by toyota. >> just five months ago 1-year-old scotty mccareer yea was crowned the "american idol" and he's now ready to launch his solo career with the latest album "clear as day."
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good morning. >> good morning, how are you? >> my how fast the train has been. 17 years old and tomorrow you release your first album. how are you doing? >> i'm young so i can take the heat and the business going on. >> you are young, just 17 to be dealing with all of this in. >> you know i'm just kind of staying grounded, staying in touch with people back home and mama is out on the road with me keeping me sane so it's been all good. >> that's key. i understand you're going to be singing the "national anthem" at the world series game one. >> yes, ma'am. >> going on tour with brad paisley next year and most importantly you turn 18 this coming sunday. >> five days after the album drops, a pretty good birthday present. >> no kidding. how are you going to celebrate? >> we're going home october 8th, a big concert cd release birthday bash and a good time up there in raleigh. >> what are you singing today? >> "the trouble with girls" the new single. >> i bet you know something about these babies. let's go!
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♪ ♪ the trouble with girls is they're a mystery, something about 'em puzzles me ♪ ♪ spent my whole life trying to figure out just what them girls are all about ♪ ♪ the trouble with girls is they're so dang pretty ♪ ♪ everything about them does something to me ♪ ♪ but i guess that's the way it's supposed to be ♪ ♪ they smile that smile, they bat those eyes, they steal you with hello ♪ ♪ they kill you with good-bye, they hook you with one touch, and you can't break free ♪ ♪ yeah the trouble with girl is
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nobody loves trouble as much as me ♪ ♪ they're sugar and spice and angel wings, hell on wheels in tight blue jeans ♪ ♪ a summer night down by the lake, an old memory that you can't shake ♪ ♪ they're hard to find, yet there's so many of 'em ♪ ♪ the way that you hate that you already love 'em, but i guess that's the way it's supposed to be ♪ ♪ they smile that smile, they bat those eyes, they steal you with hello ♪ ♪ they kill you with good-bye, they hook you with one touch,
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and you can't break free ♪ ♪ yeah the trouble with girls is nobody loves trouble as much as me ♪ ♪ the way they hold you out on the dance floor ♪ ♪ the way they ride in the mid of your truck ♪ ♪ the way they give you a kiss at the front door, leave you wishing you coulda gone up ♪ ♪ and just as you walk away you hear that sweet voice say, stay ♪ ♪ they smile that smile, they bat those eyes, they steal you with hello ♪ ♪ they kill you with good-bye,
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they're the perfect drug, and i can't break free ♪ ♪ yeah the trouble with girls, is nobody loves trouble as much as me ♪ >> and again, the album is called "clear as day" scotty mccreery, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> it was really great. >> yes, ma'am. >> thank you all of you for getting up this morning. >> happenly early birthday. >> thank you, sir. we have heard "keeping up with the kardashians" hoda kotb is going to try to do that all week long as she's joined each day of the week with a member of
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the family. first up chlaode -- i haven't even been clinking. >> is that the youngest? >> the youngest, the best. >> i'm worried there's no filter on this one. >> there's none. >> you never know. >> okay, well -- oh my gosh you are drinking. there's alcohol involved. >> really? that's odd. >> usually they wait until 10:00. it's only 8:36 in the morning. oh my goodness. >> a little jet lagged in there as well. >> good morning. and look at our top stories this morning. raising the bar against the new
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