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good morning. no mercy. dramatic, new images of moammar gadhafi's final moments. the libyan dictator pulled from a drainage pipe and executed by the very people he ruled for 42 years. this morning, new details on gadhafi's violent and vengeful death. the survivors. we'll show you the new home for the six animals captured alive after that deadly roundup in ohio, as video emerges of their owner and one of his lions with supermodel heidi klum. and baby, it's coldplay
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outside. one of the biggest bands in the world is here. coldplay rocks our plaza today, friday, october 21st, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie in for ann this morning. and libya's new leaders say moammar gadhafi will be buried soon according to islamic tradition, after he was shown no mercy in a stunning and violent end to the islamic dictator. >> reaction is pouring in from all over the world. a camera in afghanistan caught secretary of state hillary clinton's surprise when she first learned the news on a blackberry. straight ahead, the latest on gadhafi's death and we'll talk about its impact with senator
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john mccain. also ahead, there is a new biography, and it's shedding light on the life of steve jobs. coming up, what the apple founder had to say about his health, delaying cancer treatment, and some choice words, shall we say, that he had for his rival, bill gates. plus, lindsay lohan shows up late in a brand-new porsche to community service and she gets turned away. what that means to her just two days after she was taken from a court in handcuffs for violating her probation. and you've got to check out our plaza this morning. we have a huge crowd for coldplay. we're thrilled to have them back to put on an amazing show and the crowd is ready. we look forward to that, but let's begin this morning with new details on the death of libyan dictator moammar gadhafi. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is here with the latest. and richard, the images we want to mention are disturbing. >> they are disturbing. and libyan officials this morning are saying gadhafi's body will be treated with more dignity and respect, but buried,
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most likely, in an unmarked grave after his violent end. once in rebel hands, gadhafi was shown no mercy. injured, they manhandled him, pulled his hair and propped him up on the hood of a car to take pictures. these were the final moments of the libyan dictator after 42 years in power. news of gadhafi's death triggered wild celebrations across libya. he was killed in sirte, his hometown, in a neighborhood called district 2. fighting had been intense there for weeks. the reason is now obvious. the rebel assault devastated the neighborhood, so moammar gadhafi tried to escape. a large convoy attempted to slip out of sirte, but the convoy was spotted, and u.s. officials say it was targeted by a nato air strike.
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gadhafi survived the strike. witnesses say he managed to crawl to a nearby drain pipe. it was there in the pipe that the former dictator was found by rebels. rebels quickly covered it in graffiti that reads "gadhafi was here." rebels arrested his bodyguards and seized a gold pistol they say gadhafi was carrying. but gadhafi himself didn't put up a fight. confused, he asked rebels who they were and said "don't shoot, i'm like your father." but these rebels say they did shoot gadhafi at least once in the stomach. >> we shot him. somebody shot him by gun gun, .9-milli. >> reporter: they also hit him with their shoes. then officials say the rebels couldn't contain their emotions and rage. rebels executed gadhafi with a
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gunshot to the head. president obama called gadhafi's death an opportunity for libyans to move forward and said the war he backed through nato was complete. >> this marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of libya who now have the opportunity to determine their own destiny. >> reporter: while gadhafi's capture may have seemed inevitable, it still surprised u.s. officials, including secretary of state clinton, who read initial reports on her blackberry from afghanistan. >> wow. ha. >> reporter: before al qaeda, gadhafi was one of the world's leading sponsors of terrorism, responsible for the bombing of pan-am flight 103 over lockerbie that killed almost 200 americans. in the end, gadhafi was killed by his own people, who pulled the wounded dictator from a drain pipe, shot him and watched him die. with gadhafi now dead, matt,
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nato officials are meeting to consider ending military operations in libya. >> all right, richard engel, thank you for your reporting on that. we appreciate it. it's now five minutes after the hour. here's savannah. >> all right, matt, thanks. arizona republican senator john mccain was a vocal and early supporter of u.s. intervention in libya. he visited with gadhafi two years ago, and just last month traveled to libya to meet rebel leaders. senator mccain, thank you for being with us. >> good morning, savannah. >> as we saw the scenes of gadhafi's final moments, quite graphic. shot from a convoy, pulled out of a drainage ditch, beaten and shot several times. one rebel leader is quoted saying "we were serious about a fair trial but god had other plans." do you think gadhafi got what he deserved or should there have been a trial? >> i much rather would have preferred to see him in an international criminal court for the crimes that he's committed for all the world to see. obviously, that's not going to happen. i do believe that it's important
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as the libyan government transition national council announced that they would treat his body with respect. i think that's important, but it would have been much better if we had hauled him before the international criminal court to be held accountable for his crimes. >> and of course, now these rebel leaders are in charge of libya's future. do you have confidence that they will be able to stand up a responsible government and that this won't dissolve into a lawless state where terrorist elements now within libya could rise to power? >> i have great confidence in the leadership of the transition national council, but there are a lot of things that we could do. the first thing we can do, savannah, is to provide medical help for their 30,000 wounded. they don't have the capabilities to treat these wounded people, and i'd love to see our hospital ship there, fly some of these wounded to our military hospital in germany. we can help them there. the second thing is, they've got a bunch of militias running around. they have to be integrated into a national army.
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as you know, there are all kinds of weapons spread all over. they've got to get those secured. and finally, we really do need to help them build a democracy in a country that's never known it, and we can do that. >> you were an early supporter of u.s. intervention in libya, and yet, you harshly criticized the president for how he went about it. at this moment, given that gadhafi is gone, are you willing to give the president credit, unqualified credit, for how he handled this? >> well, i give the president and the administration credit. the fact is that we could have ended this conflict a lot earlier if we had used the full weight of the u.s. airpower instead of leading from behind and we wouldn't have the 30,000 wounded and hundreds, if not thousands, who were killed. i especially appreciate the leadership of the british and the french, united arab emirates and qatar, who played a key role in making this happen. but i certainly give the administration credit, but it could have ended a lot sooner. >> take a step back.
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i mean, you look at the president's term. bin laden is gone. anwar al awlaki, who was the rising star in al qaeda, is gone. gadhafi is gone. drone strikes have intensified greatly. i remember during the 2008 campaign you saying of the president that he was naive and that the american people have every reason to doubt whether he has the strength, judgment and determination to keep us safe." given the track record now in office, would you change your opinion, sir? >> well, look, savannah, the fact is that they've done some very good things. the fact is that we're leaving iraq and iran as number one priority, all troops out of iraq and afghanistan. every military leader has said the president's plan for withdrawal is a greater risk. there is perception around the world that the united states is weakening and withdrawing. so, i would say that the report card is incomplete, but i do give them credit for some of their significant successes, but there is certainly, as far as
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iraq and afghanistan is concerned, i think i'm very worried. >> at the same time, many republican presidential campaigns have actually taken the position that there shouldn't have been intervention in libya, they want a faster exit from afghanistan. and i know you watched the debate the other night. here you have president obama who is politically vulnerable to not winning re-election. even he has acknowledged it. when you looked at that stage, are you confident that the republican party's best and brightest are running for president right now? >> i'm totally confident that the republican party's best and brightest are running for president right now, maybe with one exception, but he lost. >> okay. care to name names? >> oh, no, we wouldn't want to do that. >> okay, senator john mccain, it's good to have you here. thank you, sir. >> thanks, savannah. >> it is now 7:10 and here's matt. >> i think we can connect the dots there. >> yeah. >> savannah, thank you. according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, herman cain leads the gop field, but is he really aiming for the
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oval office or something else? nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff takes a look. michael, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. whether or not he wins the republican nomination, herman cain may still come out a big winner by running for president. as he shakes up the republican primary race, herman cain is facing new questions about whether he is profiting from his own campaign. filings made public this week showed that cain's campaign committee has used $100,000 collected from donors to pay cain's own company for thousands of these booklets written and self-published by cain. that means profits for cain himself and could run afoul of campaign laws, say watchdog groups. >> the company is going to benefit, and when the company benefits, herman cain is going to benefit. this has every appearance that herman cain is running for president largely to sell books and enrich his own company. >> reporter: federal rules prohibit a candidate from using
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campaign funds for personal benefit, but cain's aides say the payments to his company are allowed and were vetted by a campaign lawyer. cain himself dismisses the perception that he's running to make a profit. >> if they know herman cain, they wouldn't even make such an assertion. how's that for political directness? >> reporter: but the payments have fueled criticism, even among some republicans, that cain is using the presidential race to promote a post-campaign career as a highly paid writer and speaker that could take off much the way sarah palin's did. the company that got the payments is called the new voice. cain is the sole owner. on its website, the new voice sells books, pamphlets and dvds that chart cain's career as ceo of godfather's pizza and motivational speaker. >> i had achieved what i had hoped for all my life! >> reporter: "businessweek" reported that cain has earned $250,000 this year continuing to give motivational speeches. and just two weeks ago, instead of campaigning in iowa and new
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hampshire, cain was on a book tour for his new book, "this is herman cain" published by simon & shuster," debuting this week at number five on "the new york times" best-seller list. >> i can promote a book and campaign at the same time. >> reporter: cain certainly isn't the first presidential candidate to write a book while running for office. and so far, his strategy has been working. he sits atop of most polls, but he still only has a skeletal campaign staff and reportedly hasn't even gotten on the ballot in some primary states, making his bid for the presidency still very much an uphill race. matt? >> michael isikoff, thank you very much. it's 13 after the hour. once again, here's savannah. >> matt, thanks. we're learning more this morning about the animals killed in ohio after being set free by their owner, and for the first time, we're getting a look at the ones who survived. nbc's stephanie gosk is at the columbus zoo for us this morning. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. well, a little bit of good news. those surviving animals are here at this zoo in quarantine until
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they're healthy enough to join the regular exhibit. you know, the sheriff in zanesville says emotions are still running very high. his office has received a number of threatening phone calls, and they've made an arrest. someone tried to break into the property at terry thompson's farm and dig up those animals, the exotic animals that are now buried there. the autopsy report shows terry thompson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and had bite marks on his head. >> doctors said would be consistent with a bite from a larger-type cat or tiger. doctor believes that this bite wound probably occurred within seconds to a minute after the gunshot wound. >> reporter: in less than 12 hours, 50 animals were killed. thompson's private zoo all but wiped out. these are the only survivors, three cheetahs, two monkeys, and a bear, brought to the columbus zoo for expert care. zoo curator harry peachy, who is responsible for large cats, is
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shocked by the number of tigers and lions thompson kept at his farm. >> it's hard to imagine that a private individual would have the resources to take care of 35 large cats. we wouldn't manage 35 large cats here at the zoo. >> reporter: instead, this zoo, which is one of the largest in the u.s., has just seven. each one costs $17,000 a year. vets from the same zoo visited thompson's farm three years ago and said the conditions were deplorable. >> if someone is going to undertake owning an exotic animal, a dangerous animal, they need to prove that they have the financial resources, they need to be subject to inspection. >> reporter: thompson faced very few inspections in ohio, where there are almost no regulations. here, he is using one of his baby lions in a video shoot three years ago with heidi klum. in a statement, the production company said "we heard about terry thompson from all his work in movies and commercials and felt he had a great track record." since 2003, the humane society has documented 22 incidents
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involving exotic animals in ohio, everything from pet escapes to attacks on people. >> ohio has an enormous number of incidents relative to states that have strong policies to forbid keeping dangerous wild animals as pets. >> reporter: but a total ban may not be the answer. >> there are private individuals that have done great things with wildlife. >> reporter: tougher regulations are a possible solution, one that many believe could have prevented a tragedy this week in zanesville. in his press conference, the sheriff reiterated once again that he and his deputies are the victim of lax laws here in ohio. he also said that he spoke with the governor, who assured them that they are going to work on tougher legislation, he hopes by the end of the year. savannah? >> stephanie gosk, thank you so much. let's get a check of the other stories making headlines from natalie morales at the news desk. natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt and savannah. good morning, everyone.
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secretary of state hillary clinton struck a hard line with pakistani leaders this morning in islamabad and a safe haven of terrorism that have cropped up within their borders. clinton called for opakistan to have greater cooperation with afghanistan and that militants have been allowed to operate in pakistan too long. the stream-lined jobs bill aims to prevent layoffs of teachers by local governments. this was a slimmed-down version of the president's $450 billion jobs bill that was rejected last week. now to the latest on the search for missing infant lisa irwin. nbc's peter alexander remains in kansas city, missouri, with the latest for us. peter, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. this morning the "kansas city star" is reporting that the local lawyers for baby lisa's parents says police are trying to unreasonably push for a confession from the parents. police deny that claim, but the tense back-and-forth comes as the hunt for clues reaches day 18.
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with no word on what investigators found on x-rays carried out of baby lisa's home, her parents, deborah bradley and jeremy irwin, were briefly spotted thursday, jeremy taking the couple's other two children to school. for more than 15 hours this week, crime scene technicians collected potential evidence, testing and analyzing it inside bomb and arson trucks. >> it's really kind of concerning, you know. it seems like they're really concentrating more on the fam y family, the family has some kind of involvement in it rather than an outsider. >> reporter: and we now know how the couple first met, at a payless shoesource in kansas city, where deborah was working as a cashier and jeremy came in to make electrical repairs. the couple hasn't spoken publicly since sunday. they say an intruder stole their baby. still, investigators say deborah and jeremy haven't agreed to an unrestricted interview with detectives in nearly two weeks. >> under the glare of all the
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cameras and all the attention, how is your relationship? how are you two doing? >> closer than we've ever been. that's the only way to be right now. >> reporter: also this morning, police are discounting reports that a neighbor saw a man with a baby near the home early that morning that baby lisa disappeared. natalie? >> peter alexander in kansas city, missouri. thank you, peter. the world series is now tied at one game apiece as the texas rangers beat the cardinals on their st. louis home turf 2-1 last night. the teams now head to the lonestar state for game three on saturday. and take a look at these new photos out today. they appear to show the iceberg that sank the "titanic" nearly a century ago. there you see it off in the distance. the previously unseen photos were taken from the "car pathia," the first ship to rescue passengers. passengers are also seen in the photos. the photos were kept in an
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archive by the family of one of the survivors. so now coming to light, amazing. >> after all these years. thanks. let us check with al roker, our first check of the weather this morning. and he is in the thick of it, as we say. >> yeah, it is a huge, huge crowd that stretches down 48th all the way to 49th street, 51st. fifth avenue has got people lined up, all to see coldplay. unbelievable. going to be one of our biggest crowds yet. let's check it out, show you what's going on as far as our weather is concerned. and we've got some sprinkles in the northeast, but for the most part, everything's going to be okay. got some showers in the pacific northwest, sunshine up and down the mid-atlantic coast. we've got cooler-than-usual conditions. in fact, next half hour we'll be showing you up to 17 states with frost or freeze warnings out this morning. th >> good morning. it will be a mostly dry day today.
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a mixture of sun and clouds. kind of breezy with a high temperature of >> and that's your latest weather. malt? >> al, thanks so much. just ahead, lindsay lohan turned away after arriving late for court-ordered community service at the morgue. what she's saying about her latest brush with trouble. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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still ahead, surprising, new details about steve jobs. did he make a mistake, delaying his cancer treatment? and his choice words for bill gates. and a huge concert from coldplay out on the plaza. hey buddy, wattaya lookin' a-oooh.
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7:30 now on a friday morning. it's the 21st of october 2011. it is a beautiful fall morning here in the heart of midtown manhattan. great morning for a concert. that's what these people are thinking. they have been lining up for hours here on the streets of manhattan, getting ready for the grammy-winning band coldplay. as you can see, they are not few in numbers. inside studio 1a, i'm matt lauer
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alongside savannah guthrie, who's in for ann. just ahead, apple founder steve jobs on his rise to fame, his battle with cancer and bill gates. shortly before his death, jobs opened up about all of that and much more to the author of a new authorized biography. we'll have details on that coming up. plus, a really interesting story. firefighters risk their own safety to pull a family pet out of a burning home, and then they realized that the dog was having trouble breathing, so there was only one thing to do. you're looking at it, mouth-to-snout resuscitation. coming up, they're going to share their story with us. and halloween is almost upon us. what will we be dressed up as this year? all will be revealed on halloween morning. and as always, we want you to join us. >> okay, we have a little bit of an added incentive, too. justin bieber will be here live on november 23rd, a special concert. and the winner of our costume contest on halloween is going to get vip passes and a face-to-face meeting with justin. matt just got goose bumps. >> the real justin bieber or a
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guy dressed up like justin bieber? >> the real justin bieber. thank you for clarifying. also, our four other finalists will get vip passes to the conce concert. >> so you have three things to mark on your calendar, the halloween costume contest on monday, october 31st, halloween morning, and justin bieber live on the plaza, wednesday, november 23rd, only on "today." but right now, let's turn to new trouble for lindsay lohan. a day after being escorted from court in handcuffs, she showed up late for community service at the county morgue and was turned away. >> reporter: matt, good morning. lindsay lohan has to be here at 7:00 a.m. to perform community service. otherwise, she is considered a no show. there is no wiggle room in that, as she found out. lindsay lohan arrived at the coroner's office in a new porsche some 40 minutes late.
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the troubled starlet planned to begin her community service here, where among other duties, she'll clean restrooms, but instead, lohan was turned away, considered a no-show because she was late. >> 20 minutes to 8:00, we received a call that said she was ten minutes away, and she has not showed up, so she failed to meet her appointment. >> reporter: less than 24 hours before lohan's tardy arrival, she was cuffed and carted away by bailiffs when her probation was revoked. lohan was given a verbal beatdown by her judge. >> she needed to get off the stick, start doing that community service -- >> reporter: admonished for failing to perform community service at a women's centre, the judge made it clear wednesday lohan was to begin shifts at the morgue after she posted bail. >> ms. lohan bails out, she is to immediately do a minimum of 16 hours at the morgue, and that's two days a week between now and the hearing date. >> reporter: lohan has two weeks to complete those 16 hours, but her lawyer told the judge she
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would start her community service thursday. >> she can immediately start work at the morgue. she intends to go there tomorrow. >> lindsay actually texted me and she said that she showed up, she went there, and that there was a misunderstanding of some sort and that they gladly were willing to schedule it for the next day. >> reporter: thursday, lohan was also spotted making her way to the dentist. the model and actress had been criticized for everything from her makeup to stained yellow teeth. as far as missing her day at the morgue, lohan tweeted, "i'm sorry for the confusion i may have caused to those at the coroner's office. won't happen again. now i know where to go." >> what lindsay did by not showing up to the morgue was not illegal by any stretch of the imagination but was certainly a bad call on her part. >> reporter: a bad call, perhaps, but today, yet another chance to make good on a promise to the court. in all, lohan will have to perform 120 hours of community service here at the morgue.
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that's in addition to 360 hours at a women's center. >> miguel almaguer in los angeles, thanks very much. it's 34 after the hour. now here's savannah. matt, thank you. a new authorized biography of steve jobs is about to hit stores a little more than two weeks after his death, and it includes some fascinating details about his life and his struggle with pancreatic cancer. natalie's back with the details on that. natalie, good morning. >> good morning again, savannah. steve jobs was speaking with his biographer right up until a few weeks before he died. and while the book doesn't come out until monday, it is already raising questions about the choices jobs made regarding his own medical care. by all accounts, it was an extraordinary life. >> today, apple is going to reinvent the phone. >> reporter: steve jobs, the college dropout and creative genius behind apple's ipod, iphone and ipad. >> your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. >> reporter: now an authorized
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biography, "steve jobs" by walter isaacson, sheds new light on jobs' deadly battle with cancer. he was diagnosed in 2003 with pancreatic cancer, something he spoke about in his 2005 address to stanford university graduates. >> turned out to be a rare form of pancreatic cancer that's curable with surgery. i had the surgery, and thankfully, i'm fine now. >> reporter: but as isaacson recounts in an interview to be broadcast this sunday on "60 minutes," jobs resisted getting the surgery for nine months. >> he tries to treat it with diet, he goes to spiritualists, he goes through various ways of doing it macrobiotically, and he doesn't get an operation. >> why doesn't he get it operated on immediately? >> you know, i've asked him that, and he said "i didn't want my body to be opened, i didn't want to be violated in that way." >> reporter: isaacson says jobs later regretted his choice to postpone surgery, a decision
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questioned by some in the medical community. >> there is an extreme risk in waiting to remove any pancreatic malignant tumor, whether it be one month, nine months, whether it be slow-growing or fast-growing. >> reporter: other revelations in the book -- jobs says he was bullied as a child, stopped going to church at age 13 and eventually studied buddhism. also, jobs was adopted and had unknowingly met his birth father, who ran a restaurant that jobs sometimes ate at. when jobs finally made the connection, he had no interest in a relationship, telling isaacson, "i was a wealthy man by then and i didn't trust him not to try to blackmail me or go to the press about it." >> building a company is really hard. >> reporter: commenting on his biggest rival, bill gates, jobs said "bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented ying. he just shamelessly ripped off other people's ideas." when jobs met with president obama last fall, he reportedly told him, "you're headed for a one-term presidency."
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despite his frustrations, he offered to help obama's 2012 campaign, something he had done in 2008, but he had become annoyed when obama strategist david axelrod wasn't toeshlly deferential. and jobs was interviewed by isaacson 20 times for the book. he reportedly told him no subject was off limits. friends and family were also interviewed, and apparently, jobs had no editorial control here. >> it's going to be a fascinating read. >> going to be a great read. >> natalie, thank you. and now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> hey, guys, thanks so much. we've got a breezy but beautiful morning. all these coldplay fans are actually cold. it's in the 50s and we've got a chilly day but a beautiful one. we've got thousands and thousands of coldplay fans. let's check your weather, show you what's going on, and it is cold. we've got frost and freeze warnings from the gulf all the way on up into the upper mississippi river valley. look at these temperatures, way,
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way, way -- in fact, some close to below freezing, others in the 40s and upper 30s. it's going to warm up a bit today, but not by much. and awe move in and show you what's going on for the rest of the day, we've got temperatures in the 40s and 50s in northeastern new england, 80s as you get into the southwest, with more 50s and 60s in the pacif northwest. that's what's going on arou >> good morning. it will be a dry day today but breezy and cool. a mixture of sun and clouds. >> and after all those coldplay fans get finished with coldplay, they'll be ready and primed for the biggest night of the week,
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sunday night football night in america. we're heading down to miami, the mercedes-benz superdome as the colts head on in. we're talking about a beautiful one. i should say new orleans. why am i talking about miami? it's the altitude. on sunday night football night in america. you knew what i was talking about, my people! my people! matt! >> al, thank you. hey, al, the lighting's not good up there. can you take a step backwards? up next, is today the end of the world? the preacher who wrongly predicted the raptor says it's finally here. we'll hear from him later. as al mentioned, coldplay on the plaza. i've got nothing against these do-it-yourself steam cleaners.
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♪ >> reporter: t.s. elliott wrote that the world will end not with a bang, but a whimper. this time around, doomsday preacher harold camping seems inclined to agree. >> the end is going to come very, very quietly by october 21. >> reporter: the christian broadcaster from oakland, california, stirred up a lot of buzz this spring with his calculation that judgment day would happen on may 21st. >> it will begin with a huge earthquake. >> reporter: followers took out billboards, and some even cashed in their retirement funds. >> may 21 will be the day of judgment. >> reporter: since then, the self-styled prophet has had his 90th birthday and suffered a stroke. now he's back on the air and back to his bold predictions, and he still claims that something went down exactly five months ago. >> god brought judgment day, and it will continue right up until
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october 21, 2011. at that time, the whole world will be destroyed. >> reporter: we should probably point out that nothing in the bible points specifically to this date. just the opposite, in fact. in the book of matthew, jesus says to avoid trying to figure it out. >> but of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my father only. >> reporter: and as far as the rapture itself, the popular notion that god's chosen people will suddenly vanish from this earth owes more to movies like "left behind" than traditional christian doctrine. >> thinking about jesus being seen as the end of time, that means everybody's there, everybody will see him, that is the second coming of christ. >> reporter: we'll have to wait and see whether mr. camping's new math works out right this time. but if not, probably best not to laugh too soon. after all, if you believe the mayan calendar, we could be talking about the same thing in
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2012. ♪ it's the end of the world as we know it and i feel fine ♪ >> reporter: harold camping is staying out of the spotlight this time. a spokesman for the radio host declined our request for interviews, so we don't know exactly how he is planning to spend the day. this is actually his third attempt, we should mention, at predicting doomsday. the first back in 1994 didn't work out that well either. it worked out well for us, though, savannah. >> i was going to say, i hope that track record continues. amy robach in california for us. thank you. coming up next, firefighters use mouth-to-snout resuscitation to save a dog pulled from a burning home. we're going to hear that incredible story after this. sweet, nutty crunchy nut™.
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goesy and garrett thompson are here with us exclusively along with coda, the dog, and his owners. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> kim and todd, i understand that you're returning home, you find out the house is on fire. your son comes out saying "my bedroom's on fire." your son also is already trying to save some animals. i think he had gotten three out of the house, but coda was nowhere to be found? is that true? >> that's correct. >> so, how do you find them? did you know that coda was still inside? >> after dwight had said that coda was nowhere to be found, when we left earlier that day about two hours earlier, i knew that coda was laying upstairs in our bed when we had left. so, my first reaction was to go upstairs and check upstairs, but it was just entirely too smokey it was so black that you couldn't see anything in front of you. so, my first reaction was is
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that i wanted to cover myself in water and cover my face and mouth and go up and get him myself, knowing that, you know, that's not the right thing to do. >> of course. and so, jamie, pick up the story from there. you arrive on the scene with your fellow firefighters. what happened next? >> well, our fantastic engine company 2, they were the first in unit, and our sdach information was that there was a dog trapped. those three guys, heiden prowza and chad, they went upstairs, they distinguished the fire, and they did do a search of the entire upstairs and found coda at the very last room they searched, which happened to be the room that was actually on fire. >> coda had inhaled a lot of smoke. are you ever trained for anything like cpr or
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mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on an animal like a dog? >> i have never been trained in that. i've seen it on tv, and you know, pictures in newspapers and things like that. and when heiden and gip brought the dog down, we thought he was dead. they had him upside down. >> i was going to say, jamie's the one who actually did it. how did you even know what to do? >> well, they handed the dog off to jared and i, and we could tell he was trying to breathe. and our training for humans is airway breathing circulation. and i told jared, we've got to work this dog. >> right. >> and laid him down in the front yard and we started assisting breathing. and we had no tools handy, so it was mouth-to-snout. >> wow. >> well, i'll tell you, obviously, coda is doing pretty well this morning. you guys did a great job saving her life, and i know that dogs
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95 looking good at howard county. if you want to head out on the north side, tapping the brakes just a bit to and from the harrisburg expressway. 83's in great shape. another spot where we are seeing a little bit of slow-going, but not as bad as we normally see out of the white marsh area. we will show you what it looks like it york road. tapping the brakes on the outer loop. live view of traffic at 175. southbound traffic not bad at all ports the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> you probably noticed a little cloud cover on the traffic pictures. we don't expect precipitation around baltimore. fallston suburbs, hagerstown, -- far western suburbs, hagerstown, you could see a little bit of rain. forecast for today, a mixture of
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we're back now at 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 21st day of october 2011. it's a picture-perfect day here in new york city, and it's a loud morning here on the plaza because we've got a monster crowd assembled for coldplay, one of the best groups on the planet right now, and they're going to take over our stage for the 8:30 half hour. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker. and a lot of music this friday
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morning. also, we'll weigh in on some of the hottest topics of the week. >> that's right. we'll talk about the occupy wall street movement and how to talk to your kids about it. also, what president obama has to say about the show "the kardashians," and al will debut a $6,400 toilet seat. it even has its own stereo system, obviously. >> for your home? >> exactly. ripped it out this morning. >> that's great. >> pretty cool. and you, savannah, you get to sit down with rocker jon bon jovi, and he's got a real passion project you're going to talk to him about. >> absolutely. >> all right, lots to get to. let's go inside to natalie at the news desk. she's got the headlines of the morning. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. u.s. and nato officials are meeting today to discuss ending their military campaign in libya one day after the death of ousted leader moammar gadhafi. nbc's adrienne mong joins us by phone from misrata, libya, with the latest. and we warn you, some of the images are graphic. adrienne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. yes, that's right, there is some concern about just how gadhafi
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died, whether he was executed as we believe, as we've been told by some senior government officials, or if he died from gunshot wounds inflicted on him when he was caught in some cross fire between his men and rebel forces. we do know for sure his body is in misrata. we spoke to a senior member of the interim government who says for sure, he will be buried today, but they have, of course, it's understandable, they don't want to disclose the details, and they said that definitively, there will be no service for gadhafi. in the meantime, the friday prayer, which has been taking place across the country today, have had special meaning. we just watch eed them speak before worshippers here where he thanked allah for the defeat over gadhafi, but he reminded worshippers that despite what gadhafi said in the past about being king, only allah is king. >> adrienne, thank you.
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there is new signs that the recession have widened the income gap in america. the government says half of american workers earned less than $26,000 last year and salaries are trending downward. however, the number of people making $1 million or more has soared by 18% since 2009. now, let's head to wall street. cnbc's melissa francis is at the new york stock exchange for us again this morning. good morning, melissa. >> good morning, natalie. eurozone finance leaders are meeting right now trying to hammer out the size and scope of a rescue fund there. they're meeting through the weekend, a big summit on sunday, and hope to have something to vote on by next wednesday. meanwhile, the market is just whip-socked by every headline. meantime in the eau.s., we have parade of earnings, including ge, which saw growth year over year. >> melissa, thank you. now a quick roundup of what has you talking online. how weird is this youtube clip? the 1997 sitcom "second chance"
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correctly predicted the year of moammar gadhafi's death. in one futuristic episode, gadhafi arrives in the afterlife, where he's harshly judged and the fictitious date is july 29th, 2011. so, wrong day but right year. the twitter war is on between maroon 5 sing yer adam levine and fox news. he tweeted "dear fox news, don't play our music on your evil channel ever again" and anchors tweeted back "dear adam levine, don't make crappy music ever again." harsh. and someone's jealous! this guy took his girlfriend for a walk in the woods where he set up his camera to record a once-in-a-lifetime marriage proposal. well, just as he's popping the question, take a look at the dog. yeah, ruins the moment. i guess that memory will have to last a lifetime. and coming up, we're going
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to talk about some of this week's hottest trending stories as well. it is 8:04 right now. let's go back outside to matt and savannah. got to love that dog, knew right where to go. >> that's a good one. >> they'll have to remember it in their minds. >> natalie, thank you very much. mr. al roker has gone catty-corner to us with parts of the crowd. >> i have. we have a lot of coldplay fans here. excited? >> yes. >> big fan? >> kind of, yeah. >> kind of, yeah. you're going to be even bigger in about 25 minutes, huh? oh, that's great. let's check that weather, see what's happening for you. and we've got our pick city of the day, baltimore, maryland. sunny, breezy, cool, only 60 degrees. and as we show you what's happening as far as our winter precipitation, it's going to be a little rainier for the months of december, january, february up through the pacific northwest, drier than normal down through the southern tier states. as far as your temperatures, normal in the northeast, below-normal temps along the plains, above normal down through texas. that's what's going on
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>> good morning. it will be a mostly dry day today. a mixture of sun and clouds. kind of breezy with a high temperature of 6 >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. coming up, our take on the hot topics of the week, including, yes, that $6,400 toilet. and we are gearing up for a huge concert, coldplay live on our plaza. but first, these messages. ♪ ♪ ♪
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trending this week on "today." we've each selected a story that's generating a lot of buzz in the news and online and we'll weigh in with our own perspective. let's get right to it. first, the occupy wall street movement and what we want our kids to take away from it. you're watching images of people occupy parks and marching through the streets getting arrested, and in some cases, seeming to enjoy it. what's the civics lesson in this for our kids as they're watching this on tv? >> well, i think as a parent, there's a huge civics lesson, and it teaches, you know, what is important about this. i think you have to ask the questions, what are they there for, what are the reasons behind this? and i think the idea of having a civil discourse is something to teach our kids and it's something in history that we've seen. >> but it's important to teach, as we see the anger in the protests -- >> and is this the way you go about expressing yourself? let's face it, a lot of parents talking to their kids did this same thing -- >> exactly. >> -- back in the 1960s and '70s. >> and it effected change. but we had there was a point of
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it, civil rights, that sort of thing. here, we don't -- >> they will say they have a point to it. >> they have a point as well. >> one of the things that's confusing, in my house, my kids think getting arrested is a really bad thing, and they're watching people who are walking, kind of smiling after having been arrested by police. it's hard to get that message across. >> bottom line is it's good to talk to your kids about it. >> exactly. savannah, what's on your mind? >> all right, the touch seen around the world. you guys saw the gop presidential debate this week. there was a heated moment between romney and perry and as you see, perry puts h romney pu hand on perry's shoulder. did he violate his space? my personal take was this was a genuine moment of anger between the two candidates. it seems to me, romney, this may have been his unconscious way of trying to dispel the tension, but it may have escalated it. >> i look at it as two wrongs don't make a right. my parents taught me manners, one, don't interrupt, bad on perry's point, keep your hands
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to yourself, bad on mitt romney's point. >> exactly. >> and we're seeing our kids are getting, again a teachable moment, give people a chance to talk. they're talking all over each other. >> and i think when you're in a presidential debate like that, the idea is you want to see somebody who's acting presidential, and there is that question of invading somebody's personal space and not being as polite as you should be. >> i thought it was a little condescending, the touch, to be honest with you. >> a lot of people read it that way. and of course, this reminded me of the famous moment in the debates between bush and gore. they were in a dispute and gore walks right over to bush -- i think we have video of it it was a very awkward moment. so, it is not unprecedented. >> and in the senate debate -- >> rick lazio. >> it was the undoing of his campaign against hillary clinton. >> there's the bush and gore moment right there. speaking of presidential, what caught your eye was the president and his daughters and reality tv. >> right. apparently, the obama girls are not "keeping up with the kardashians" because president obama does not, apparently, like
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that. he says first lady michelle obama's interviewed by ivillage, and she aid barack really thinks some of the kardashians, the obama girls, when they watch that stuff, he doesn't like that as much. the first lady, on the other hand, said watching these shows could be a teaching tool and it's important to ask the question, what did you learn when you watched it? if they're learning the right lessons, like that we're crazy, then i'm okay with it, she says. what do you think? >> i think with a lot of reality tv, the most promotable moments are the moments where there is no civility, and so that, i always keep my kids away from it. the kardashians seem to be a little different to me in that kim in particular seems to be smart and enterprising, and maybe there's a lesson. i think overall it's tough with kids and reality tv. >> i think you can err on the side of caution. there will be plenty of time for them to watch that. there's a lot of other stuff they could be watching. >> they're going to be watching it anyway because their friends at school are watching it or they're going to be talking about it. so the question is, would you rather them watch it with you in the room with them and talk
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about it? >> i'm curious after -- i'm the only one that's not a parent here, but i have two little nieces, and i can tell the difference. when they have watched some of these shows, their behavior changes almost instantaneously. >> but it can be disney shows -- >> sure, sure. >> cartoons -- >> the dialogue and the way people deal with each other, always sniping at each other. >> and they're sassing and they're a little disrespectful to adults and sometimes we have to, okay, we're going to go on a little screen diet. >> and the kids mimic it right away. >> last topic this morning, you've got to go to the can? >> yeah, i do, literally. literally! >> this is not your average can. >> do you have prince albert in the can? well, lit him out. this is from kohler, this brand new toilet. you approach it, and look, the lid opens up for you. >> wow. >> it's got its own remote that it actually is kind of like an ipod remote. you can plug your ipod in here. you can -- >> don't drop that. >> look at that.
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$6,400. it does everything. it's got a little feature that -- >> that's nice. >> yeah, kind of works its way in here. it's got a fan that will dry you off. >> a seat warmer. >> a seat warmer. >> it warms you up, right? >> the problem is, it literally, the computer -- we saw with the folks here earlier, they had to reboot the toilet. >> i'm going to say, if you've really got to go and you've got to wait for that lid to lift up, that could be a problem! >> or if you saw "bridesmaids," that could be another problem, too. >> that could be your new office chair. you could really get used to sitting there. >> maybe too much information, i don't spend that much time in that room. i'm not one of these people that looks at a magazine in there. i'm in and i'm out. >> in my house, my mom used to call it the reading room. >> if you had the heating feature, maybe you'd stay longer. >> exactly. >> all right, al. thank you. al's still playing with it over here. >> he wants it. >> down, boy, down! sit, ooboo! >> mr. roker, thank for bringing
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that is exactly the point. >> welcome to soul kitchen. you'll notice that there are no prices on the menu. that's because we are a community restaurant. >> reporter: the soul kitchen is the idea and passion of new jersey's native son jon bon jovi and his wife, dorothea. >> here's the premise. you come to the soul kitchen, and if you want to see effective change, come and have a meal. if you can afford to pay, you pay more than the suggested donation of $10. leave whatever you can, because the person next to you very well may not be able to pay. >> reporter: but there is no free lunch. at the soul kitchen, those who can't pay work, either in the community or at the restaurant, to earn their meal, and then enjoy something so many working families can no longer afford, a special night out. >> we check the plates. if the plates aren't clean, we're very upset. that's the chef's barometer. >> reporter: so, what was this place before? >> it was an auto body shop. it was really just four cinder block walls and nothing else. >> reporter: jon and his wife
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converted this old mechanics shop into a charming cafe. their vision is to create community by breaking bread together. >> language barriers separate us, economics separate us, job descriptions sometimes separate us. well, what does everybody need to do? eat. and this is a place where everybody can come to eat and feel comfortable. >> reporter: the premise is simple, but the effect profound. >> you never know what can happen. sometimes you're down and out, like other people are right now, and you can help somebody that's in need. >> i sat with people i don't know and have been able to strike up conversations with them. ♪ this one goes out to the man who mounts the miracle ♪ ♪ this one goes out to the ones in need ♪ >> reporter: for bon jovi, who's made a career writing songs mindful of the working class roots he came from, the project is truly close to home. >> we live close to here, we know the community, and
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literally, we are on the tracks, as they say. the train tracks are located just out the door here. and it's almost a dividing line between two sections of this town and in this community. >> reporter: and yes, on any given night, customers might see an international rock star roaming amongst the tables or behind the counter. >> me and that kitchen. i'm washing dishes, you know. that's what i get to do. >> reporter: when you're here, you're not jon bon jovi, you're jon the dishwasher? >> jon the dishwasher, one of jon the dishwashers. we have a couple of them. >> reporter: they're hoping to have created a template to be mirrored around the country, a restaurant for everyone, rich or poor, that fills more than just stomachs. and when they leave, they go away full -- >> happy, healthy, you know, body and soul. >> and the soul kitchen officially opened for business last night, and matt, they have a lot of volunteers.
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they say what they really need right now is hungry customers who have an appetite for giving back. >> if jon and dorothea are behind it, it will be very successful, for sure. thanks, savannah. meanwhile, we have decided what we're wearing for halloween. if you have not at home yet, well, the folks at ricky's, the costume superstore, have sent over some costumes they anticipate will be the huge costumes for the 2011 halloween season, starting with this guy right here. >> charlie sheen. >> charlie sheen, complete with tiger blood down there. >> tiger blood, the wig. got the bowling shirt. >> right. >> very nice. >> next to you is mr. wiener. >> who? >> that is, anthony weiner. >> that's got the boxers. >> that's a little shaky. >> the cell phone. >> the blackberry. >> we're not showing another piece that goes along with the costume. >> oh, really? >> yes. >> okay. next we have -- is this arnold? >> i believe it's the governator. >> with the baby and the cigar,
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right? >> and he's chilly, okay, very nice. >> i think that's masculine -- >> very cold in here. zombies are always huge in my house. got the male and female zombies. >> it's the big show now. >> yeah. >> they've got the female version, yeah. >> and next to you, natalie? >> oh here -- >> lady gaga? >> this is a lady gaga costume for "born this way." and lady gaga, of course, a huge costume for halloween. so, here we go. all lady gaga. there's going to be a lot more. i'm sure the egg is going to come out as well. >> she's brilliant because she actually licenses her costumes. >> going to make a lot of money this halloween along with other things. >> all right. and by the way, don't forget, we have coldplay on the plaza in a couple minutes. i understand they might be on stage right now warming up. with a huge crowd for a full half hour. right after these messages and your local news.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> that's start with a look at your morning commute. has not been all that bad this morning. let's give you a look at an live view of traffic. going away from us, outer loop traffic. we have delays about half an hour ago. they of filtered out, along with west side delays. we will show you what it looks
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like on 95. northbound and southbound in good shape. let's take a look at a map. we will point out problem spots. it looks like we don't have them, but westbound 50 on the eastern shore, prior to the bay bridge, we're getting word of an accident. that is the one problem up note. of the that, looking at normal conditions around de area. we will keep you posted. >> the weather is nice and quiet. the big storm that has been bugging us has pulled far enough away so we don't have to worry about it. there could be rainshowers in the mountains. if you are watching us in hagerstown, there could be light rain for you guys. in baltimore, a touch of cloud cover from time to time. the winds are not that bad at the present time. i do think they will kick up as the head into the afternoon hours. baxter of sunshine and clouds.
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mixture -- of sunshine and clouds. going to the weekend, sunshine tomorrow and on sunday. high temperatures in the low 60s both days. i don't think it will be cold enough for frost tonight, but there could be saturday night into sunday morning. a few sprinkles on monday. we are back in 25 minutes with i need a home performance with energy star audit. this sensor will show why my living room gets too hot and too cold! get up to $2,450 dollars in rebates and keep saving with
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♪ >> thank you, everybody. it's 8:30 now on a friday morning, 21st day of october 2011, and take a look at an enormous crowd gathered on rockefeller plaza, as coldplay has snuck out a little bit early on us this morning, getting warmed up, playing a little
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music for this crowd that started gathering last night. and when i came in in a car this morning somewhere around 51st street, a deluge of people lined up on fifth avenue waiting to get into the plaza. >> this has got to be one of the hugest crowds we have had in a decade. they've been dominating the charts and now have a new album about to come out. it's already receiving huge critical acclaim, already has hits. >> we've been practicing the name milo zydeco, is that what it is? >> milo zydeco. >> we're going to find out more about that coming up. there is a lot to get to, and the music starts in just a second, but why don't you start us off with a check of the weather? all right, let's show you what's happening for the weekend. we have beautiful weather throughout much of the country, huge showers through oklahoma and the pacific northwest, northern new england as well. sunny and mild throughout the southern states. sunday, sunday! sunny and cool throughout the eastern seaboard, a few showers in southern florida, eastern texas and the pacific northwest. sunny and hot through the
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southwest. that's >> good morning. it will be a dry day today but breezy and cool. a mixture of sun and clouds. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, mr. roker, thank you. >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> all right, folks, we are back and we are ready. see, you're all looking at me when you should be looking that way, because ladies and gentlemen, coldplay!
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♪ ♪ whoo-ooh when she was just a girl, she expected the world ♪ ♪ but it flew away from her
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reach so she ran away in her sleep and dreamed of para-para-paradise ♪ ♪ when she was just a girl, she expected the world ♪ ♪ but it flew away from her reach and the bullets catch in her teeth ♪ ♪ life goes on, it gets so heavy, the wheel breaks the butterfly ♪ ♪ every tear's a waterfall, in the might, the stormy night, she'd close her eyes ♪ ♪ in the night, the stormy night, away she'd fly ♪ ♪ and dream of para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
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♪ she'd dream of para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ singing, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪ ♪ and so lying underneath those stormy skies ♪ ♪ she'd say, oh, oh, oh, i know the sun must set to rise ♪ ♪ this could be para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise ♪
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♪ oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ this could be para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ this could be para-para-paradi para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ooh, whoo-ooh, ooh ♪ ♪
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>> thank you, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] thank you. >> we are going to have more ahead from coldplay in a moment. but first on a friday morning, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪
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i think it looks great. >> it comes from the heart. >> let's talk about the last album before the new album. to say it was successful would be an understatement. i think three grammy awards from that. i think it was also called the best selling album in the world in 2008. did you all see that coming or did it even surprise you guys? >> we made that up. >> it didn't actually happen. >> so close. >> but were you surprised at all by it? [ inaudible ] >> with each album, we feel like we' we have to up ourselves again and impress people again. so we never expect that. >> but by now, you guys have to know people love your music. so, do you feel that same amount of pressure as you're set to release this new album? >> we have everything to prove every time, you know. we're asking people to spend their money that they've worked hard for on something, so we try to put everything we have into it, you know? it doesn't matter what happened in the past. it's about trying hard now. >> you're only as good as your
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current music. >> yeah. >> let's talk about the title, "mylo xyloto." what's it mean? >> it doesn't really mean anything. it just means a group of four english people who are trying to come up with something that had no other association. you know, one day, hopefully, it will mean something, but. >> all right, let me tell you what you said about it in the "times," "the new york times" -- "music comes from a place we sort of don't know. it comes through the fingers and toes, so we came up with the idea, what if you had musical digits, like xylotoes snkxyloto" and what about myl snonk. >> we should have figured that out before we came on national tv. >> exactly. you have to have a better story next time. >> i know. >> on a more serious note, you guys played recently at a memorial service for steve jobs. >> yes, on wednesday, yes. >> that must have been important to you. >> very, yes. i mean, he was a pioneer and someone that helped, you know, as we were coming up. he was very supportive, and it
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was actually a really moving ceremony for all the apple employees. he was just a really, a really heartfelt, beautiful ceremony. >> it was nice to see a big businessman who people really seemed to love, you know? >> yeah. >> who was a good guy as well as being a hard core, you know, ceo. >> what are you going to play now? >> a song called viva la vida from our last album. >> ladies and gentlemen, coldplay. >> thank you, matt. ♪ ♪ i used to rule the world, thieves used to raise when i gave the world ♪
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♪ now in the morning i sleep alone sweep the streets i used to own ♪ ♪ i used to roll the dice, feel the fear in my enemy's eyes ♪ ♪ and listen as the crowd would sing, now the old king is dead, long live the king ♪ ♪ one minute i held the key, next the walls were closed on me ♪ ♪ i discovered that my castles stand upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand ♪ ♪ i hear jerusalem bells a ringing, roman cavalry choirs are singing ♪ ♪ be my mirror, my sword and shield, my missionaries in a foreign field ♪ ♪ for some reason i can't explain, once you go there was
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never, never an honest word ♪ ♪ that was when i ruled the world ♪ ♪ ♪ it was a wicked and wild wind blew down the doors to let me in ♪ ♪ shattered windows and the sound of drums and people couldn't believe what i'd become ♪ ♪ revolutionaries wait for my head on a silver plate ♪ ♪ i'm just a puppet on a lonely string, oh who would ever wanna be king ♪ ♪ now i hear jerusalem bells a ringing, roman cavalry choirs are singing ♪ ♪ be my mirror, my sword and
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shield, my missionaries in a foreign field ♪ ♪ for some reason i can't explain, i know st. peter won't call my name ♪ ♪ never an honest word, that was when i ruled the world ♪ ♪ >> new york city. sing it! ♪ whoa, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ i hear jerusalem bells a ringing, roman cavalry choirs are singing ♪ ♪ be my mirror, my sword and shield, my missionaries in a foreign field ♪
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♪ for some reason i can't explain, i know st. peter won't call my name ♪ ♪ never an honest word, that was when i ruled the world ♪ ♪ >> thank you, everybody! >> thank you, everybody. >> coldplay, and they're not done yet. more music in a moment. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ we are in the middle of a great concert. ladies and gentlemen, once again, here's coldplay.
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♪ >> okay! ♪ ♪ i turn my music up, i got my records on, i shut the world outside until the lights come up ♪ ♪ maybe the streets alight maybe the trees are gone, i feel my heart start beating to my favorite song ♪ and all the kids they dance, all the kids all night until monday morning feels another life ♪ i turn the music up, i'm on a roll this time and heaven is in sight ♪ ♪
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♪ i turn the music up, i got my records on, i feel my heart start beating to my favorite song ♪ ♪ maybe the streets alight, maybe the trees are gone, but i feel my heart start beating to my favorite song ♪ ♪ mabz i'm in the black, maybe i'm on my knees ♪ ♪ maybe i'm in the gap between the two trapezes ♪ ♪ but my heart is beating and my pulses start, cathedrals in my heart ♪ ♪ and we saw, oh, this light ♪ i swear you, emerge blinking into to tell me it's all right ♪ ♪ as we soar walls ♪ every siren is a symphony,
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every tear's a waterfall ♪ ♪ it's a waterfall ♪ it's a waterfall, oh, oh, it's a waterfall, every teardrop is a waterfall, oh, oh ♪ ♪ so you can hurt, hurt me bad, but still i'll raise, i'll raise the flag ♪ ♪ it was a wa, wa, waterfall ♪
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♪ whoo-ooh, whoo-ooh, oh ♪ every tear, every tear, every teardrop is a waterfall ♪ ♪ every tear, every tear, every teardrop is a waterfall ♪ ♪ ooh, ooh ♪ >> coldplay, thanks.
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there's more music to come. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ we're still in the middle of a friday concert, falcon certificate here with coldplay on the plaza. huge crowd in the area and a second ago, chris was saying at the end of the last song, he looked up and said do you guys
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have time for one more song? said no, we've got to go, sorry, got to get to work. they're sticking around. you guys going to be on the road a lot in the coming months? >> yes, sir. we've already been on the road -- >> i know, for a long time. >> -- for like ten years. >> i know. where are you going to be in the coming weeks? >> we're going to london tomorrow and to madrid. it's too boring to tell you. >> that's exciting. are you guys looking forward to the olympics coming to london in the summer of 2012? >> absolutely. >> are you going to be a part of that? are you competing? any events i need to know about? [ inaudible ] more from coldplay out on the plaza right after this.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am sarah caldwell. it baltimore county jury has
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convicted 36-year-old jason gross of murder, despite authorities never finding to the victim of a body. he was found guilty in the murder of rochelle battle.
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>> it is going to be a breezy and cool day, but it should stay dry. a mixture of sunshine and clouds, high temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's. plenty of sunshine on saturday and sunday. >>
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