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good morning. more victims. a ninth man has come forward claiming he was sexually abused as a boy by a former assistant coach of penn state, as the school orders the immediate investigation that's now threatening the job and the legacy of joe paterno. out of the shadow, another accuser goes public and says she wants to speak out alongside all the women who accused gop front-runner herman cain of sexual misconduct as cain vows to stay in the presidential race. and globetrotter. just what does matt have planned for day three of where in the world. he's about to show us.
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"today," wednesday november 9th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm ann curry and matt will fill us in on his day three location of where in the world in just a moment. first we want to get to the new developments tied to the child sex abuse scandal at penn state university. nbc's ron allen is at state college, pennsylvania, with more on this. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. the day here will be dominated again by the passionate and emotional debate about whether coach joe paterno should be forced to resign. his critics say he should have taken charge, been aware of the child sexual abuse allegations against jerry sandusky.
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paterno also still has a lot of supporters here as well. late tuesday as the clock tower struck an ominous tune, coach paterno supporters gathered on campus as penn state's governing board met. the board issued a statement saying it was outraged by the horrifying details of the grand jury report, promising swift and decisive action. ♪ we love joe >> reporter: as paterno returned home from practice, hundreds of students were there to rally behind their loved coach. >> okay, god bless every single one of you. >> he's not just a football coach. he's like a father to us, he's a symbol of our pride. >> reporter: paterno seemed to enjoy the adoration. and spoke directly to the students. >> i've lived for this place. i've lived for people like you guys, you girls. >> reporter: he did not answer questions, and asked for prayers
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for the victims. >> you ought to say a prayer for them. it's a tough life when people do certain things to you. >> reporter: paterno's family says he wanted to tell his side of the story at a press conference tuesday. >> i know you guys have a lot of questions. >> reporter: but university officials canceled the event. >> no discussions of the coach stepping down and as far as he is concerned he will be coaching the team on saturday and looking forward to it. >> reporter: prosecutors have said paterno is not a target of the continuing investigation into his former assistant jerry sandusky, because when told of an alleged attack in 2002, paterno reported it to his boss, the athletic director, one of two high ranking penn state officials charged with perjury and failing to report the allegations of sexual abuse. sandusky and the two school administrators all insist they are innocent, while some who have covered paterno for years say he could have and should have done more. >> the answer is that he comes up short on the moral question
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and that's huge case in this. >> it will take a clean sweep of everybody involved. >> reporter: the mother of a 24-year-old victim is lashing out "to see how we were betrayed, words cannot tell you." while paterno's fate hangs in the balance, police say a ninth young man has come forward with a similar story claiming he was sexually abused at a football facility here at penn state some ten years ago. ann? >> such a tragedy. ron allen, thank you so much for your reporting on this story, which is still developing. we want to make a turn to politics and embattled gop presidential candidate herman cain. he delivered an animated news conference tuesday to address new allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior and he vowed to stay in the race. nbc's senior investigative correspondent lisa myers has the story. >> herman cain's strategy of defiance and denial is not
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putting out the fire. in fact his problems appear to be growing. an accuser who previously declined to speak out about specific incidents now says she's ready to talk and is hoping cain's other accusers will join her. >> we will get through this. >> reporter: a defiant herman cain says he doesn't even remember the face or the name of his latest accuser. sharon bialek, who came forward this week to say cain groped her when she came to him for help with a job in the late 1990s. >> the charges and the accusations i absolutely reject. they simply didn't happen. >> reporter: cain's campaign put out the case numbers for a half dozen lawsuits against bialek as well as two filings for personal bankruptcy. he called her a liar, and troubled. >> now the democrat machine in america has brought forth a troubled woman to make false
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accusations, statements, many of which exceed common sense, and they certainly exceed the standards of decency in america. >> it's a boldfaced lie. >> reporter: bialek's lawyer, gloria allred. >> it's not a democratic machine. if it weren't so pathetic, it would be laughable. >> reporter: meanwhile another is coming forward, 55-year-old spokesperson for the treasury department publicly confirmed she's the woman who filed a sexual harassment complaint against cain in 1999. her lawyer, joel bennett. >> now that we have more denials, she feels she does have to come forward publicly and relate the specifics. >> reporter: then it says there were multiple incidents and kraushar received a financial settlement, but left out the details of what happened.
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cain says he recalls only one incident. >> i was standing next to ms. kraushar and i gestured near her like this, you're the same height as my wife. she made the accusations. they were found to be baseless and she could not find anyone could corroborate her story. >> nobody of evidence has ever been presented to me that her complaints were baseless. >> reporter: as for the presidential race, cain still maintains he's in it to win it. >> and as far as these accusations causing me to back off and maybe withdraw from this presidential primary race, ain't gonna happen. >> kraushar wants all four accusers together and publicly spell out exactly what they claim happened to them but that also is putting her under appreciate it scrutiny.
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a new report says she also complained of unfair treatment at another job. she confirms that. ann? >> lisa myers, thank you so much. star jones is a former prosecutor and veteran legal commentator and david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> good morning, ann. >> is herman cain fighting fundamental questions about his credibility as much as he's fighting allegations of sexual misconduct? >> we face the prospect of a number of accusers coming together at once to lay out a body of evidence, what she described to "the new york times" against herman cain and he was unequivocal, in the case of miss bialek, said declaratively i've never acted inappropriately at all. there are things verifiable. business bialek said he upgraded her room to a suite, presumably
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there's a receipt to prove whether she's telling the truth or is he. the settlement agreement with the national restaurant association more details about what allegedly occurred. then you're right, credibility becomes a question. >> he's not stepping down, continuing to suck the air out of the narrative. does the party now wish he would just go away? >> well there is no grand wizard in the party right now who can really force the issue. i've talked to cain's advisers in iowa, they think their support is still strong, it's not falling. there may be cracks in the foundation according to pollsters i'm talking to, that his numbers may be starting to shift but right now core support remains there. they think that holding a press conference like he did will ultimately give some people peace of mind, but the big if here, if nothing else comes up.
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>> star, about this report overnight from the ap, one of the women who has come out, karen kraushar, she subsequently in another job of circulating a sexually charged e-mail. could protesting too much affect her credibility in. >> i think what it really speaks to is how this particular employee deals with workplace conflict, if you will. she in a new job is particularly sensitive to certain behaviors, and her way of dealing with the conflict is to file a complaint. that's not necessarily negative. it may just be someone who will not take stuff from somebody else. >> what do you make of his answer to the lie detector test question? >> you know, i was surprised but then i realized we're not in a court of law, because of course, a lie detector test would not be valid in a court of law. we're in the court of public opinion and there's nothing more powerful than waving around i passed a lie detector test, but it only matters if the lie
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detector test is given under certain circumstances by the right person asking the right questions. >> david, you know politics like nobody else. if these four women come together and have a joint news conference to accuse herman cain of sexual misconduct, can herman cain's presidential candidacy survive? >> there's no question that you're talking about a test of credibility, both the accusers would be evaluated in that way and herman cain will continue to be evaluated. sexual harassment is a very difficult thing to prove. there's no suit that's being filed here right now so a lot of this as star says will be in the court of public opinion. there's a debate tonight in michigan. mitt romney has said these are serious allegations that have to be addressed. some of the other candidates who want to play the anti-romney role are keeping their hands off of herman cain. his supporters will reluctantly come to the conclusion, true or not this is such a distraction
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ultimately herman cain can't win. they hope to inherity that support if that comes to pass. >> thank you for joining us, david gregory and star jones. now let's get a check of the rest of the top stories from natalie morales. >> in ohio voters rejected a new law that would limit the collective bargaining rights of some 350,000 unionized public workers. labor unions are calling the news their biggest victory in decades and in mississippi the so-called personhood amendment that would have declared a fertilized egg a person was defeated. if passed it would have effectively banned abortion and imposed strict restrictions on in vitro fertilization. the remains of our fallen men and women have not always been treated with dignity at dover air force base in delaware. an investigation finds some of the remains have been inappropriately tampered with or even lost, misconduct workers then attempted to cover up.
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in response, defense secretary leon panetta ordered an independent investigation at the dover mortuary. a former british police officer is coming forward saying he was fired by the defunct tabloid to spy on prince william starting back in 2006. detectives were reportedly hired to tail more than 100 others until the paper was shut down this summer. the european markets dropped this morning despite the news that italian prime minister silvio berlusconi will resign after economic reforms are approved. maria bartiromo is in rochester, michigan, with more. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. thank you very much. the major averages in europe tonight down about 2% to 4% this morning, really on new questions about who will lead italy once berlusconi steps down. we have the debt crisis,
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considered too big to fail because italy's problems will impact the rest of the region. so the uncertainty over who will take berlusconi's place has markets rattled this morning. that's the issue internationally. we're also looking at similar issues in the u.s. this morning, because we are getting ready for the big debate tonight here in michigan. i'll be co-moderating the gop candidates tonight and we'll hit on many issues including debt but most importantly jobs tax reform, the regulatory environment and international story. that's tonight on cnbc at 8:00, natalie >> we'll be watching, maria, thanks so much, there in rochester, michigan. you may not have noticed it but last night we had a near miss with an asteroid. the aircraft carrier sized space rock missed us by just 200,000 miles, that's just a hop, skip and a jump in space terms, even closer to us than the moon, whipping by at 29,000 an hour, it ended quickly and safely but
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with plenty of amazing videos and pictures. back to ann and al. we were fast asleep, missed that. >> i did feel something brush my cheek though. >> but we won't go there. >> let's talk about the weather. >> talking about alaska, we've got a big storm system that's making its way on the western part of alaska. they have evacuations in nome. it's going to be like a snow-acnae. closer to home we have a big >> good morning.nging rain and any fog will be burning off over the next few hours. it will be a nice afternoon. a mixture of sun and clouds.
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>> and that's your latest weather. we bring back in natalie because with a mix of envy and curiosity, it is time to ask the question, where in the world is matt lauer? ♪ where in the world, where in the world is matt lauer ♪ ♪ show me a sign, give me a clue ♪ ♪ drop me a hint and tell me something new ♪ ♪ it's a global mystery ♪ mystery ♪ you've got to watch and see ♪ where in the world, where in the world is matt lauer ♪ >> hey guys, how are you? welcome to wednesday, and let's get right to it, as i left madrid on tuesday, i gave you a clue, it was, it may seem a bit unlucky, but we're moving ahead without you.
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we're taking an "l" and welcoming you to this bridge over dry land. you've probably spent a lot of time thinking about it. natalie is still probably trying to answer yesterday's clue. >> i am. >> for the third time this -- >> go ahead. >> go ahead. >> no, you're going to ask us to guess so i'm going to tell you after an hour of googling last night i decided these clues are a plot to throw us off course so there you go. that said looking at the image, i'm thinking maybe you are, you are looking at your watch as well, the bering strait. for no reason. >> l, a big bridge, kuala lumpur, malaysia. >> natalie? >> i'm guessing thailand, moving ahead without you is time change and directional saying taking an l so an l-shape so i'm guessing thailand. >> all right, let's break it down for you. it may seem a bit unlucky but we're moving ahead without you,
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unlucky number 13, moving ahead 13 time zones so you guys are right on track there. we're taking an "l" to welcome you refers to the fact that here when they say hello they spell hello h-e-l-o so taking the "l" away and bridge over dry land, what bridge is that? mr. roker pretty good because it's this bridge. >> wow. >> take a look and welcome to day three of where in the world is matt lauer and i am standing on the sky bridge connecting the petronis towers here in kuala lumpur, malaysia. al very proud of you. >> thank you. >> malaysia has been called the crossroads of asia and the birth place of asian fusion. whatever you call it, it's a melting pot, not only of cultures but also a visual image. consider this, on one hand you've got the tiny fishing villages dotting the coast.
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on the other hand, you've got lush tropical rain forests and then you've got this, this magnificent modern skyscraper in the middle of a modern city. just let me set the stage for you, i'm about 9,400 miles away from new york city, 8:00 at night on a wednesday here in kuala lumpur. the climate is decidedly tropical. these towers were completed in 199. some say they look like twin rockets out of the episode of flash gordon. i'm standing on the sky bridge, it's 42 stories above the ground, more than 500 feet up in the air and when a lot of malaysians look at the sky bridge they say it reminds them of a gateway to their future. malaysia is about the size of new mexico, a couple of major land masses and a lot of little islands to the north. thailand and eastern malaysia comes into contact with the northern island of borneo.
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one thing you'll find out is there is something for everyone. this is a country of infinite contrasts, with the breath-taking beauty of its tropical rain forests, so different from the tiny fishing villages decorating its coast and its modern cities, with shimmering sky lines that feel a lot like wall street, and yet what's most striking here are the people who call this country home. they are as diverse as their land. >> there's such a big integration over here that you actually see a lot of different international costume, different ethnicity mixing in the street alone. >> reporter: 28 there are matt lauer malaysians. in most places you hear a mosque's call to prayer even as the hindus next door pay respect to the temple gods and the buddhists down the block begin to chant. diversity is malaysia.
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michelle yo is one of the country's most recognizable exports. now an international film star. she was once miss malaysia. >> for me, it is a ghast nomical delight because of the different nas i nationalities. we have the most amazing food so malaysia is really heaven on earth. >> malaysia has been called the birthplace of asian fusion. >> we have malay food, indian food, indian-muslim food. >> helen augh says food is a way of life. >> we love our food. for instance when we greet somebody it's not how are you? it's have you eaten. >> reporter: malaysians have six small meals a day often at hawker stalls. the noodle seller mrs. chu cooks up breakfast every day in her
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stall like her ancestors did before her. she is so in demand she's usually sold out before noon. >> i finish all my food. >> reporter: ancient traditions and customs are a big part of this culture. they provide a window into malaysia as it once was, untouched. just like the greatest rain forest in the world, 130 million years old, tamanagara has never marred by an ice age with one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. not so many miles away the glistening petronis towers of kuala lumpur stand in shark contrast, a shiny new city determined to make its mark in the world while holding on to a cherished past. >> malaysia is a special place because it's where my family, my love, my heart is. forever and ever. malaysia will always feel like
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home. >> it's a very, very cool place. we're going to head down from here in a second, take a look at this from the ground up and show you around. also we're going to try stinky fruit, which reminds me we'll have more from new york. first this is "today" on nbc.
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coming up, will michael jackson's children speak at the sentencing of their father's dr. conrad murray? we're going to get details on that. plus much more from matt in malaysia, including a trip to the rain forest of borneo to meet the orangutans that call it home. but first your local news. there it is. ah! hurry up. you're heavy. are you sure these letters will get to santa? yes, of course. hold still. almost there. a little bit higher. i can't hold you up much longer. ah! whoa! [ all giggle ]
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rawlings-blake told supporters that baltimore "can go against the odds and win at." time for your morning commute with sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> heavy delays on eastbound i- 78 due to an accident still being cleared. you can see all the red on the west side as well. that is all volume and it begins around reisterstown road. back up developing on southbound 795 out of owings mills. southbound 83 holding onto delays right around padonia at to the beltway, due to an earlier accident. we have an accident clearing at silver spring and honeygo, that if you travel in perry hall. if you are going to head out this morning on the beltway, let's take a look. live view of traffic. we start at the j.f.x. at ruxton road. we will switch over to a live view of traffic on the east side of the beltway. pulaski highway, outer loop
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ramp, accident off to the side. still impacting your ride there. tony has a check on your forecast. >> another quiet start for us. a little bit of fog in some neighborhoods. it will burn off quickly and we will get sunshine. a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds this afternoon. not quite as warm as yesterday, but still nice. rain comes in tomorrow, and it turns breezy and cooler going into the weekend. >> your television screen
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along the petronis towers and i'm run into amy robach here joining us. you've been here for a little while, just in time for the humidity festival. >> yes. we've been here the whole time. you just joined the festival. we've been celebrating for a while now. >> amy has had a chance to go around this country and surrounding areas and she's gotten to see some remarkable things. what have you been doing? >> we have completely canvassed kl as the locals call it in kuala lumpur, the sights and sounds. something for everybody. coming up a live demonstration of a traditional tea pouring act that will wow you, a malaysian tradition and we went on the other side of malaysia to borneo to the rain forest there and we were lucky enough to see a special group of people who are working very hard to protect an endangered species, the orangutan. there are only two places in the world you can find them in the wild and borneo was one of them.
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>> a lot coming up thanks to amy and a lot more on the ground in kl as she likes to call it. back to you. >> lucky amy. i'm excited to see the stories, matt. we've been marveling back here at your constantly changing travel plans. is this where you were expecting to be today? >> this is where we thought we would be today. we shuffled other locations. we always thought we'd be here on the wednesday. let me give you a little bit of an idea of how we got here after the show in madrid we jumped on a plane seven and a half hours, 3,500 miles to abu dhabi. we took on some fuel there. after that, we jumped on another plane seven and a half hours, 3,400 miles to kuala lumpur. we landed about four hours ago so tack on another 7,000 or so miles. so far right now we have traveled about a little more than 18,000 miles and it's only wednesday, and by the way, ann, if you're looking behind us at those towers thinking i know i've seen them somewhere before.
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remember the movie "entrapment" 1999 sean connery and catherine zeta-jones played thieves trying to make off a huge heist. they had to escape under the sky bridge. we have been guaranteed there will be none of shenanigans here on this wednesday morning. >> you be careful while you're there. malaysia is an exciting place. we begin this half hour with the latest on the conviction of michael jackson's doctor, conrad murray. nbc's kristen dahlgren is in los angeles with more on this story. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, ann. dr. conrad murray is in a special area of the l.a. county jail where high profile inmates are kept. he'll find out whether he'll go from there to prison on november 29th. this morning we're learn being his state of mind during the trial and what he says about michael jackson's death. dr. conrad murray booked into
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the l.a. county jail just one hour after he was convicted in the death of michael jackson. >> -- find the defendant, conrad robert murray guilty. >> reporter: murray said nothing as he was land cuffed and led away but in the days before the verdict it was a much more defiant dr. murray who sat down with savannah guthrie for an exclusive interview that will air tomorrow on "today." >> is it your theory that he woke up and then somehow in the two minutes you were gone injected himself, gave himself lidocaine so he wouldn't feel the burn? is that your theory in. >> what do you think? >> what do you think? >> something happened when i was not in that room. >> murray defends his role in providing the powerful anesthetic. >> so you believe it's michael jackson's fault that he died. >> nothing that i gave michael should have ended his life. >> reporter: the idea that the pop star himself took a final fatal combination of drugs was central to the defense case.
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>> you cast your fate to the wind. >> reporter: cameras were given exclusive access to murray and his team during the six-week trial. the footage for a documentary "michael jackson and the doctor" airing on in the nbc friday. murray gives an up close look at michael jackson's inner sanctum. >> he always had a chamber exclusively his and that was reserved and completely locked  out. not even the maids can go in there. >> reporter: in another bedroom where jackson died murray says he once had to tell the superstar to call the maids in. >> that i had to persuade him eventually to have it cleaned because it did not smell good, there was mildew and i had to get it cleaned. >> reporter: but the doctor also saw a more sensitive side to the singer. >> i've seen him cry so many times and i told him, it's okay to cry. it's okay.
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it's okay, michael. you can cry. >> jackson's family will have the option to speak at murray's sentencing later this month. so far no word on whether or not his children will participate. >> such a tragedy. kristen dahlgren thank you so much. we're going to have much more of that exclusively interview with dr. conrad murray tomorrow and friday on "today." for now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> all right, thanks so much, ann. got a big storm system mid section of the country, ahead of it, a lot of rain to talk about. behind it, that cold air is wrapping in around, bringing snow from wisconsin down into kansas city. rainfall amounts talking about a half inch to about an inch of snow. behind it, the u.p. of michigan some places picking up to a foot of snow. rain in the pacific northwest, sunny skies along the eastern seaboard, windy conditions through southern california, 6 degrees and sunny in los angeles today. that's what's going on in th
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centers in the world that takes in orphaned and injured orangutans, rehabilitates them and releases them back into the wild. the rehabilitation center stands on 11,000 acres of protected rain forest. its breathtaking beauty is home to the orangutan. senior wildlife ranger silvia alcisto has orkd worked with orangutans for more than 20 years. silvia, explain to me where we are and what we'll see here today. >> we're in the rain forest, where the habitat of the orangutans are. what is so special today you're going to see arrange tans that are going to the rehabilitation program. >> why do they need to be rehabbed? >> a lot of these ones have come from orphans from land that has been developed. >> because their habitat has been encroached upon? >> yes. >> there are less than 60,000
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orangutans living in the wild today. and their mothers have been killed? >> their mothers have been killed, mothers have died, and that is one of the reasons why they need to be reintroduced back. >> i've read you can see emotion in their faces. >> their eyes. you see it through their eyes and looking at their eyes tells you a lot about how special they are. >> twice a day rangers delivered bananas and milk to a tree stop station. orangutans who xwrad wagraduate and roam wild search for food. >> he's courting her. >> he thinks his arm smells good. >> the bigger they are the more interesting they are.
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>> same with the humans, right? silvia gave us a rare look at the facility's training grounds. this area is not open to the public and it's officially quaranti quarantined. they call it orangutan presool. trainers teach orangutans age 5 and under how to find food, build nests answer climb. >> such a showoff. >> look how cute. rope time is over and none of these little guys wants it to end. >> time to go. >> is this boy or girl? >> this is a boy. it's kala >> this is kala, the heartbreaker. >> so it's, training is finished, time to go. he came here when he was only a baby, like before 1. >> so sweet. what's his disposition like? >> he is very, very cheeky. >> he's cheeky. he's going to be a ladies man you say? >> yes he's going to be a heartbreaker. time to go in.
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>> just like little kids, don't want to put their feet down on the ground. silvia says rehabilitation works. these fragile creatures can learn to live in the wild once again. >> oh, look, you're lucky today because if you see behind there, that's actually one of the adult males and he's come here. we feed them, we give them love. we don't keep them forever, but they would go back into the wild, that's where they belong. they should be out there. >> they were so cute, matt, we wanted to pick them up and hold them but because of a few things, they are violent and susceptible to human disease because we are 96% matched dna wise. >> you didn't need anything past they are violent. and their favorite snack this is shamir. >> the dorian fruit. >> they nicknamed this --
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>> the stinky fruit. >> can we try this? there is a pungent odor as we're standing here. >> apparently it tastes better than it smells. they put it in pancakes, cookies and cakes. it even looks a little strange. >> it's a weird consistency, a little mealy. back in the studio, ann, al and natalie we provided some for your eating pleasure as well. >> i've actually had this. >> a poignant -- >> pungent. they call it the ice cream fruit because it's creamy. >> i kind of like it. i like stinky fruit. >> that's good. >> it is dorian and the smell is a cross between wild seal and sweat. or is that me? that could be me. >> there's a new ben & jerry flavor.
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we're back now day three of where in the world is matt lauer from kuala lumpur in malaysia. i'm matt lauer along with amy robach. get ready for something more than a little different. this is incredibly different. master ho, who is better known as the kung fu coconut finger man has been performing in a street market in an area called malaca for more than ten years. >> part kung fu, part showmanship and his performance ends with him piercing his finger threw a coconut. master ho is with us now. we'll see if he can do that. >> i want to check on the coconut. remember the movie "castaway" some hanks couldn't open it up, smashing it on the rocks. these are incredibly hard. that is an authentic coconut. master ho after you. >> ready? >> yes.
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yeah! >> woo! all right! you're going to drink that now? >> can drink it. i drink first. >> can we just look at your finger? >> it's no problem. >> how much coconuts would you say you have pierced over the course of your career? >> i have no idea. >> thousands? >> too many. >> many, many, many. it's many. >> it's an amazing thing because again, that thing is rock hard and you take just your finger. ann, are you back in new york? >> i'm stunned, matt. i'm wondering, it must hurt him. does he say that it hurts? >> well, it's not the best looking forefinger i've ever seen, but yes it must have a little pain, yes. anyway much more ahead after
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>> this is a wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> still busy ride out there as you make your way around the area. the conowingo dam bridge is closed right now for bridge repairs. if you take that as an alternate to 95, you cannot use it to date in and out of the cecil county. delays out of 95 just south of mountain road down to the beltway. accident at the west bank and honeygo and perry all. ramp from the pulaski highway to
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the inner loop. back up as a result of the accident. allegany, washington and towson, dealing with the crash. under the delays on the north and west side. this is backing up traffic on the inner loop, make your way towards the j.f.x. eastbound i-70, watch for crash. delays stretch back to mill road. southbound 295 from 100 down to 50, watch for its logo. that's give you a live view of traffic. ruxton road, j.f.x., coming towards us, southbound, backed up heavily from the pulpit to 28. let's switch to a live view of traffic. in the area of pulaski highway, we have an accident. it is clear of the shoulder at least on the ramp from pulaski to the inner loop. tony has a check on your forecast. >> just like yesterday, there is a little bit of fog in some neighborhoods. chilly right now, nice this
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afternoon. 37 in taneytown. yesterday we had 70. today, mid-60's. mixture of sunshine and a few clouds. chance for rainshowers tomorrow. breezy and chilly on friday and saturday.
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you need a car you can count on. ♪ ♪ we're back now, 8:00 on a wednesday morning, 9th day of november, 2011, it's night here in kuala lumpur as we embark on day three of where in the world is matt lauer from this beautiful city in malaysia i'm million inle along with amy robach. we're riding through the park at the foot of the petronis towers in a rickshaw. rickshaw is understating because when they supe them up like this, this is like a rickshaw sent to pimp my ride. this is a trickshaw, the most popular source of
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transportation. >> we've explored 400 million-year-old caves, sacred to the community, lots and lots of shopping, a wet market that's a foodie's delight, you can eat just about anything you can imagine eating and we went to one of the largest exports, jewelry manufacturing. >> i know you guys back in new york have more to talk about as well. good morning again. >> good morning again. that looks like so much fun. wasn't that a beautiful shot on the right? we're looking forward to more from you. also coming up we're going to be talking to "today's professionals" including of course about herman cain and the latest allegations and his denials but also about the new information about what may be happening at the oscars. the producer of the academy awards resigned after making a gay slur and now the question is, will eddie murphy follow him out the door. there's a lot to get to this morning with our professionals. >> if you heard some squealing with delight, it's because
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taylor lautner is in the house. >> or outside actually on the plaza. >> he's got a sneak peek of "breaking down" part one, he's working our crowd. what a terrific young man. >> he's talented. i just got to see the version of the new movie. we're excited to get to that. let's tell you what's happened there now. >> there's a tradition around here, a ceremonial tradition, involves the pouring of tea. we have fouad rusli with the restaurant here in kuala lumpur and he'll show us how it's done. this is hot tea, by the way, and there are a couple of reasons they do it this way. >> there's condensed milk so they call pulling the tea it gets this great froth that we rely on machines to do. they do it by hand and creates the perfect temperature to drink
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the tea. this makes it just right. >> this is one of the things you should probably practice a lot before you attempt because even the pros every suns in a while spill a little bit. thank you very much. >> there's usually a big round of applause when we see this in restaurants. >> sheer we go, nicely done. >> we can sample it. >> here we go. thank you, mark. >> perfect temperature, correct? it's the waterfall effect. there you go. thank you. >> apparently wants to fill yours to the top. ann and al, back to you. we'll be back in just a second. >> enjoy your tea. thank you so much. natalie morales is at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. another of herman cain's accu accusers is going public. karen kraushaar is going public.
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cain said he didn't remember the face or the name of the woman who went public monday to claim he had groped her. penn state is appointing a special panel to investigate failures to report child abuse charges. today head football coach joe paer this know is coming under increasing pressure to resign because of the scandal. western nations are weighing their options after the u.n. reported for the first time tuesday that iran is conducting secret tests with the sole purpose of building nuclear weapons, and has made more progress than ever before. today iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad said his country would not retreat from its nuclear program. a 9-year-old girl who served as her father's designated driver testified in a michigan
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courtroom. the girl had driven her dad to a convenience store last month and was pulled over after a good samaritan called experience. she had experienced driving her dirt bike and four-wheeler and she was scared but loved her dad. >> what was your dad doing? >> we were listening to music. >> and was he drinking? >> not really, but he was. >> he was drinking? what was he drinking? >> black velvet. >> do you know what black velvet is? >> i don't know. whiskey? >> the father who has previous felony convictions could face up to 15 years in prison if he's found guilty of dwi and child abuse. now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on "nbc nightly news." >> good morning. coming up tonight we'll take you to the coast of southern california, where, as you may know, all the talk is about the whales. they are closer to shore and more numerous than ever. we'll look at what's behind it
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and how close people have gotten. that and more when we see it tonight for "nightly news." natalie, back to you >> thanks, brian. for a look at "what's trending today" what has you talking online, fans are mourning rapper heavy d, who urged his followers to be inspired on twitter, just hours before he collapsed tuesday at his los angeles home and later died. heavy d's humor and oversized personality helped catapult rap into the main stream. most famously with his 1991 hit "now that we've found love." he was 44. brett ratter in is having his day of infamy on the web. he resigned as producer of next year's academy awards after using an anti-gay slur at a screening of his latest film "the tower heist." he has apologized for any offense caused by his remarks. from our sofa to being the hottest topic on the web the ever expanding duggar family is a top search on google after revealing tuesday the 45-year-old mom michelle duggar
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is yes, expecting baby number 20. that means the stars of tlc's "19 kids and counting" will soon be at 20 kids and counting. they didn't seem like they were ruling that out. it's 8:07. let's go back outside to al with a check of the weather. people are fascinated by the duggars. >> yes, they are. speaking of kids, military kids honoring sacrifices the family makes during deployment. thanks so much for doing that. >> yes, thank you. >> we have two cute twins, how old? >> 6 months old. >> where are you from? >> from smallville, georgia, this is bo and belle. belle is out. >> that's how i leave my audiences, riveted. let's check your weather and see what's happening. burlington, vermont, wptz, nbc 5, sunny, mild, 65 degrees today, and you can see we've got a big storm system moving to the midwest, ahead of it a lot of rain, heavy rain behind it. we have snow to talk about anywhere from three to six
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possibility the four may come forward together and have the news conference. can he survive this, do you think? >> i'll tell you absolutely, it's very interesting. when you see in polls that people, 25% of people voting for him, what it really means is they want the tv show to continue. one of the crew members before was going, i like that guy. i like listening. the scandal continuum, the most popular politician of the last quartert century have oral sex in the white house, harassment are serious charges but we're anesthisized to this because it's more extreme. i'm not saying it's right. >> i felt i was watching clarence thomas and arnold schwarzenegger. i watched the press conference and i believe him. these women were either so inconsequential or it was such a brief encounter that his disassociation is his truth, and
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their interaction are their truths. >> it's either the biggest conspiracy in the history of the world or this man is in complete denial. it's one or the other, because he says they are lying, specifically i never harassed anybody in my life. i never -- >> he never said harassed. i never acted inappropriately. that's the buzzword. we have all acted inappropriately at some times. >> i acted inappropriately 20 minutes ago. >> when women come forward a lot of these instances do you guys look at the women and immediately go oh, they're looking for a payday. there's two sides always. >> no. >> people have done it several times in. >> i think women underreport these things. >> donny, i think any woman over the age of 50 has already, has been sexually harassed, probably more than once. >> absolutely. >> there you go. >> most of us choose not to say anything. we are the underreporters. >> exactly. let's move on, because of the important case facing penn
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state. now we've had the ninth young man come forward to talk about how back in these years in the past, between 1994 and 2009 an assistant coach jerry sandusky is accused of molesting these boys. is that the worst of it or is the worst of it there could have been the spector of people who allowed it to happen, knew that it happened and didn't stop it in. >> ann, i'm still trying to figure out why when the assistant coach actually saw the man molesting a child, why didn't he throw him up against the wall? that's all i want to know. the police should have been called right then and there. that's the -- >> according to the indictment a graduate assistant reported seeing sandusky raping a 10-year-old boy. >> guys sometimes there are grays. this is the most horrific thing you can do, anybody associated who saw it, didn't do anything, the scum guy that did it, this is horrific. joe paterno will step down. if you didn't see any action happening you have to protect
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that next kid that that's going to happen to. that was what was joe paterno's responsibility to protect the next kid. >> my medical license is in the state of pennsylvania and i am required by law even if i suspect that a child has been hit or if a woman's been cuffed upside her head i'm required by law to report it to the authorities. that doesn't mean the head of my hospital, that means calling the police. >> you're talking about the need to protect these children, which is very important. the idea that they may not have been protected to protect a football program. >> football. >> and their own jobs and their boss? >> football in pennsylvania is the church. >> we've seen problems with the church before in this area. so you know, i mean guys this is just -- >> everybody needs to lose their job plain and simple. everybody needs to lose their job from the top down. >> you need to send a signal to anybody out there seeing these things and hearing these things and not doing things about it. >> paterno leaves a tarnished men. >> the duggars announcing yesterday they're pregnant with
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now a 20th. she's 45 years old. >> by the way anybody who has an issue with 20, i want to tap that 20th kid on the shoulder when they're 8 years old, do you think your parents did right? they'll say yes. >> she's a high risk pregnancy because she's 45 and because that uterus can't have any spring in it anymore. >> whoa! did you say that? >> what happened to the springy uteruses? >> the doctor has spoken. >> i mean really got to be like a water balloon that has no tensile strength. i just don't understand the need to be in the ""guinness book of world records" to perpetuate this thing. >> we need to stop this now. you continue in the green room. nancy thank you. we'll watch up with twilight star taylor lautner. coming up next, more from matt in kuala lumpur malaysia right after this.
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>> announcer: where in the world is matt lauer is brought to you by the capital one venture card. >> he wasn't in there. >> they really let this place go, huh? >> it's a shame. >> we're back now on this wednesday morning. it is 8:20 eastern time, back in the united states, about 9:21. i should have said 9:21 here in malaysia, i'm matt lauer along with amy robach in kuala lumpur. this is a bustling city but at one point it was a trading outpost for the mining industry, the tin mining industry. if you want to see the city you can't stay in a park you got to get into the streets. you got a chance to do that. >> we went straight to the experts, some of the top sources took me around to see the sights and sounds of kuala lumpur. they say in the city you can never be bored. i can tell you firsthand that's definitely true. the batu caves are one of k.l.'s most recognizable sites, a popular tourist attraction as
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well as a sacred place of worship for the hindus. will quay gave me a tour, 272 steps to the top. tell me a little bit about the history of these caves. >> okay, they're about 400 million years old. they're i believe formally discovered by an american william hornaday. the chinese have been using them for quite a few hundred years before that to extract all of the guano from the bats. >> is what? >> guano is bat poop. >> that's what i was afraid of. the steps are surrounded by monkeys who live here and have their fun with the tourists. >> they look cute and when you're not the issing they jump on you and steal your camera. >> don't think about it. >> the statue over there is 140 foot tall and takes 300 gallons of gold paint. >> wow. this is cool.
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a hindu priest offers a blessing of good fortune. and then it was time to head back. he's looking at me. whoa. he was a fast one. and i can tell you, it was a lot easier going down. i've discovered k.l. is all about food so next i met up with malaysian foodie helen ang. this is a wet market. explain what a wet market is. >> the produce will drip water, it will sprinkle water over to keep it fresh and cool. >> what can you get here? looks like just about anything. >> that's fresh meats, vegetables, fish and fronds. some of them are literally jumping. >> helen wasn't kidding. my god they're jumping. >> you see what i mean? they're literally jumping. >> there are exotic fruits i've never seen before.
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smells great. grains, vegetables and some interesting meats. they make soup with that. >> they can actually boil it all up and some of them even tuck into the brain. we don't waste anything. >> k.l. is also a city of serious shoppers. so it was on to the famous central market where i met up with local tv star bernie chan. where to first, bernie? >> there's a little bati stall, traditional mamay print. wear this five different wales. >> that's really cool. that's cute for the beach. you're getting this all on camera so i can remember how to do this, right? sold. throughout central markets you see lama lags history through art, masks, kites and puppets all hand painted. this reminds me of someone. i think this looks a little bit like matt especially right here. not far away was perhaps my
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favorite stop, the royal salong ore factually, making pewter designs for over 100 years and teach visitors their craft. >> be careful of your fingers. >> he said that too late. i realized i better keep my day job. it's a coin slot. from shopping to eating to cultural sites, a day in k.l. offers a glimpse into a proud city's heritage and traditions even as it shines as a modern city of modern times. instead of bringing you a mirror i thought i'd bring you this puppet. >> i'm jetlagged and unable to defense myself. that's not very nice. >> this is what's called too much eating on the road. >> this is a gift from me to you. >> i prooer that,i erappreciate. i'll take him home proudly. much more after these messages. welcome to day three of where in the world is matt lauer.
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i'm standing on the sky bridge, connecting the petronis towers here in kuala lumpur, malaysia. >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. let's get a final check on the morning commute with sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> what a mess along pulaski highway. if you are trying to access the east side, that ramp is temporarily blocked. delays in that area. slow-go on 95. not as bad as it was before. mike around white marsh, backed up and down to the beltway. delays on the inner and outer loop on that corner. allegany at washington, accident clearing. southbound j.f.x., max out from
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the beltway all the way into the city. delays on the in the prior to greenspring over on the j.f.x. outer loop traffic on a crawl. 13 miles per hour on average. that's check what else is going on. eastbound i-70, accident now gone. all lanes now open. still trying to recover on eastbound i-70. on the inner loop, accident with delays there as you make your approach to the keybridge. we will check greenspring going away from us. barely moving. all of that volume-related. live view of traffic at pulaski highway. the ramp from pulaski to the inner loop is blocked. tony has a check on your forecast. >> a little bit of fog at the start the day in some areas. not as widespread as the past few days. that should be burning off the next few hours. it will warm up nicely.
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43 and the sykesville bid -- 43 in sykesville did not as warm as yesterday. high temperatures in the mid- 60's. scattered rain showers possible tomorrow. >> we will have another update at 8:56.
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♪ we're back now at 8:30 on this wednesday morning. it it's the 9th day of november, 2011. matt's around the world adventure. this is something you don't see every day. >> this is a beautiful local dance, these people are called the mameri tribe.
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they're from a place called kari isla island, which is about an hour and a half from kuala lumpur. >> this is the welcome dance. in addition to being phenomenal dancers they also make the beautiful masks in this village as well. these wood carvings you can see throughout the area that tourists buy with different meanings. beautiful pieces of art. >> a lot of the traditions of the area, and by the way we want to tell you also that we have gathered quite a crowd of americans. >> hey! they have signs, matt. did they know you were coming? >> well, if this is supposed to be a secret and if you guys didn't know where we were, how did you know we were here? someone yelled out "the american embassy!" >> busted by the american embassy. we better give secretary of state hillary clinton a call about that one.
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>> i'm sure she's worried about that. >> to the folks at the embassy strong letter to follow, okay? what else do we have coming up? >> we're going to be sampling some delicacies, asian fusion was said to be born here. they eat six meals a day which i thoroughly enjoyed in my time here. you pretty much say what would you like to eat instead of hello. >> much more ahead. back to you in new york. >> thank you so much. looking foord to that. we actually have some live music of our own this morning because daughtry will be in our studio. >> one of the hottest fashion trend is prints. >> hello to taylor lautner, heading back to the "twilight" saga, "breaking dawn" you're here and it's almost over. >> i'm here, it's almost over but i'm excited for it. i can't believe it is here. >> i got to see the movie and three minutes into the movie
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your shirt is already off. you're angry, and you're half naked. do you ever get shy about that? >> of course. no, i was lucky in this one because i am shirtless much less than rob and kristen are so i was happy to hand it over to them. >> that being a tease. there is a lot of range in your character this time. he's going through a tremendous amount of emotions from edge to edge. how would you describe it? >> it is. this is a much different -- i don't know, this is my favorite movie because it's different than any of the other ones in tone, more mature and my character rose up in this one, becomes a lot more mature and he's dealing with a lot. so this was an exciting one for me as an actor. >> bring us up to date on the edward, bell la, jacob love triangle. >> she gets married, goes on the honeymoon and she's married, you think it comes to an end, it still xipss a exists and in a d
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way. this is interesting to see and like i said it's a little different in tone. >> a big honor earlier this month. the star in the walk of fame. >> i couldn't believe it. it was one of the most surreal experiences yet. >> people wait a long time for that, decades. >> i can't even explain how fortunate we are. it was insane. >> so cool. >> we know the holidays will be busy for you promoting the movie, you're all over the place. al has a christmas gift for you. >> no way. >> we know you like your big video games. we got some. >> check it out. >> nfl football, ncaa. >> i am the biggest sports fan out there so this is a dream. >> ps3 there. >> thank you so much. >> any time. >> there you go. >> merry christmas. >> taylor lautner, congratulations. the "twilight breaking dawn" opens next friday november 18th, the day before my birthday. >> i'm taking leila for her birthday. >> congratulations for all of
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your success. >> good morning. it will be another nice day. we expect a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds. >> that's your latest weather. check your weather any time of the day or night. weather channel or first this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ back now on day three of where in the world is matt lauer, and the answer to the question this morning is kuala lumpur in malaysia, where people love to eat and claim they are the founders of asian fusion food. amy has been sampling some of the cuisine, although she's eaten a lot of spring rolls and french fries in her time here. shef wan is the official food ambassador, has a has a brand new book called "the tastes of chef wan." >> welcome to malaysia. for the last five years i've had many trade shows and been an established chef on television and doing tv programs all over the world. it is unique for the country you go to the world festival, you are the man behind the country. english tart move aside.
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chef wan is here. >> you have indian food, chinese and malay food. >> also ethnics like sabslawa and because of the diversity you understand we have all this wonderful different cultures coming dating back from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries so that's why we call ourselves malaysia through asia. because every part is just about represented. >> what is this one? >> this is called the celebration food that's served all the time. try to split this. this is lamang, sticky rice. >> try to split it, go ahead, amy. >> try to split it. is it going to spray out? >> here comes the rice. bring it up, look at that. whoa. so we cook this by the barbecue. >> is this wrapped in -- >> banana leaf.
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so delicious and served during the end of ramadan, it's a celebration and also for a lot of thanksgiving. >> it's really sticky. you got to scoop it out. but that's how you like it. >> yes. cooked in coconut milk. >> i got it. >> here we'll cut it like that. >> that looks really good. >> i'm going to serve this and this is cooked with all of these wonderful spices, lemon grass, ginger, and all that. >> people use their fingers here a lot. my kids would love it. >> is it really okay to use my fingers? >> of course, of course. you americans are so naive. >> sorry. >> excuse me. i live in san francisco and i went to school there for many years. >> how long have you been back here? >> i went to the california academy for many years. i lived in hawaii and worked in hawaii. >> chef wan, this is fantastic. >> it's delicious. >> it's really good.
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>> i'm telling you, wait until you see my laksan it's so orgasmic you're going to love it. >> did he just say what i think he did? >> yes. >> this is really, really beautiful. again, during the period, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th century there's all of these arabs coming to malaysia to trade bringing the spice food. so they brought all of the wonderful, you know, food from the middle eastern countries to malaysia and you see a lot of these represented again in malaysia. what it is, beautiful rice. >> spicy, i know. >> saffron, how delicate the rice is. and then we have all of the wonderful vegetables that go along with it. this is lamb, and you can also use chicken. this is cooked very well. >> is this going to be as spicy as the last dish? you did not warn me. >> no, no, no, try that. >> all right, here, matt, you want to try it first? >> thank you. chef wan, we're going to wrap
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this up. >> is that all i have? what about my laksan? >> show it quickly. >> they expect me to eat and talk and do everything. i haven't even got to you taste this. >> now i know why you're the official ambassador of malaysia. we're going to give you a clue for day four of where in the world right after this but first this is "today" on nbc. >> that's it? >> that's it. ♪ [ female announcer ] have you ever seen a glacier while sunbathing? why not? have you ever climbed a rock wall in the middle of the ocean? or tried something really wild? why not? it's all possible in the nation of why not. royal caribbean's floating nation.
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happen very often that money comes out of her wallet. >> whoa! >> we have three gifts, one for each of you. amy start with what we've purchased for ann. >> this is a beautiful purchase, i'm very excited about this, we got this at the royal selling ore center, famous for its pewt pewter. malaysia began with its tin export. the beautiful pewter ine glawin glasses. i can't think of a better way to sip wine. they're gorgeous. >> wow. amy those are stunning. my husband is such a wine connoisseur, he will be really excited, too, so that's a gift to both of us. thank you so much. >> great. >> al, a couple of minutes ago we had the mameri tribe playing music and dancing, come from kari island an hour and a half from here. they also do beautiful carvings, so for you, al, we have gotten you one of the masks that they
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actually carve. this actually took three weeks for one of those dancers to carve. they say it's a frog, although i don't see the frog part of it but i know it's beautiful and hope you enjoy it. >> a real work of art. >> beautiful. okay. >> natalie, of course we didn't forget you and this is something i may have purchased a few of myself. beautiful batique scarf. this is a very big malaysian handicraft. you can pick them up everywhere but they're hand painted. >> gorgeous. >> they use a wax dyeing technique and women wear them all around every day. it's beautiful and very specific artwork here that's difficult to do, takes a lot of time and the malaysians are very proud of their batique. >> you picked is perfectly and you no he my favorite color, green so thank you. >> great job, you guys. >> before we take off, we want
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to say hi to some of the people who have gathered here once again and i understand some of them, careful, kyle, some of them even have some questions. don't want to you trip there. i'm going to lead you, okay? how about that? all right. all right guys. hi! how are you? so who had a question they wanted to ask? >> me. >> yes, what's your name? >> how was the dorian, be honest. >> what's your name. >> thomas. >> i would never lie to you. amy, how was the dorian? >> do you like onions? it kind of tasted a little like onions. >> how did it smell? >> really stinky. >> who else has a quick question. >> me? >> yes, sir. >> is this your first time in malaysia? >> you know, i don't think it's my first time. i think i've actually come through airports here in the past. it's my first time actually getting to get off a plane and enjoy myself and it's a beautiful place. thank you, guys, for coming. we really appreciate it. i do love it. it's a beautiful place.
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thank you for showing up. we appreciate it. i'll sign it in just a second okay? first i want to give a clue. amy, thank you so much for being here and all the work you did prior to our arrival. we appreciate that. here is a clue for day four of where in the world, comes up tomorrow and here is how it goes. time is of the essence as we train our sites on where it all began for us back in 1998. time is of the essence as we train our sights on where it all began for us back in 1998. you think about that. amy, we're supposed to ride off into the sunset. >> we are, in our trickshaw? >> matt you never got to spend the night there, did you? >> what's that? no, i've been here four and a half hours, al. >> oh, matt. >> what a whirlwind. hey that's a ride. >> now back on a plane. excuse me. all right, we will see you, actually i'll see you. amy gets to go home to her family but i'll see you tomorrow
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from parts unknown. >> you've done a great job. great job to you, too, amy and travel safe, matt. >> which way are you going? >> this way. >> darn! >> all right. to points unknown at least to us. so thanks so much, matt. for those of you who are playing along at home head to and you can help unlock a second picture clue, based on the first clue. coming up next we've got a live performance from daughtry. first this is
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♪ >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> in the five years that daughtry has been together the band has earned four grammy nominations and sold more than 7 million albums. the release of their third studio album called "break the spell." chris daughtry, brian kraddick, josh paul and josh diaz. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is released five years to the day your first album came out. do you stop ever to pinch yourself and think about what's happened to your lives in five years? >> i think for once we had a
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good four-month long break before we went into making this record so i think that kind of enabled us to be a little more fresh when we started the writing process, and that was kind of our you know, moment where we were able to take it all in and let everything catch up with us. >> as you say that you're smiling. it's a good feeling. >> we've had kids in the last five years. >> four kids? >> we just had twins, well i say just, but they're about to be a year old. >> a busy man, about how to perform for us, the song called "crawling back to you." gentlemen, thank you for being here. take it away. ♪ lessons learned, bridges
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burned to the ground ♪ ♪ and it's too late now to put out the fire ♪ ♪ tables turned, and i'm the one who's burning now ♪ ♪ well, i'm doing all right, 'til i close my eyes ♪ ♪ and then i see your face, and it's no surprise ♪ ♪ just like that i'm crawling back to you ♪ ♪ just like you said i would, yeah ♪ i swallow my pride, now i'm crawling back to you ♪ ♪ yeah, i'm out of my head, can't wait any longer ♪ ♪ down on my knees, i thought i was stronger ♪ ♪ just like that, like you said i'd do, yeah i'm crawling back you ♪ ♪ time can heal but the scars only hide the way you feel ♪
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♪ and it's hard to forget how i left you hanging ♪ ♪ on by a thread when everything is said, i will regret it, yeah ♪ i was doin' all right, thought i could make it then i see your face and it's hard to fake it ♪ ♪ just like that i'm crawling back to you, just like you said i would, yeah ♪ ♪ i swallow my pride, now i'm crawling back to you ♪ ♪ yeah i'm out of my head, can't wait any longer ♪ ♪ down on my knees, i thought i was stronger ♪ ♪ just like that, like you said i'd do, yeah i'm crawling back to you ♪ ♪ if you could find a way to forgive everything, i know you would ♪ and i would take it all back
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only if i knew yeah, that i could ♪ lessons learned, bridges burned to the ground ♪ ♪ and it's too late now to put out the fire ♪ ♪ just like that i'm crawling back to you, just like you said i would, yeah ♪ ♪ i swallow my pride, crawling back to you ♪ ♪ yeah i'm out of my head, can't wait any longer ♪ ♪ down on my knees, i thought i was stronger ♪ ♪ just like that, like you said i'd do, yeah, i'm crawling back to you ♪ ♪ i'm crawling back to you ♪ oh, oh, yeah, yeah ♪ crawling back to you, yeah,
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crawling back to you, whoa ♪ >> bravo! daughtr, thank you so much. back with more of "today" on this wednesday morning but first your local news. >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara did not guilty to accepting bribes from shoppers food warehouse -- that is the verdict a jury handed down for a state senator ulysses currie. prosecutors tried to prove that
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he accepted money from the chain in exchange for political favors. the jury felt that while he failed to properly disclose
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>> any thought to have out there is going to be burning off the next hour or s -- any fog out there it is going to be burning off the next hour or so. breezy and cooler tomorrow, chance for a few rainshowers. chance for a few rainshowers.
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