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good morning. the iceman cometh. a dangerous mix of snow and freezing rain expected to bring icy conditions, possible power outages and travel delays to the midwest before heading east. tragic fire, at least 180 people dead after a fire breaks out in a crowded nightclub i brazil. we have details. bat attack. an unexpected guest. sent players scrambling, coaches hiding and fans watching in the dark. one little guy causing major chaos today, sunday, january 27th, 2013.
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>> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaz. za. >> welcome to today. i'm erica hill. >> i'm lester hold. we'll have more on the dangerous weather in just a moment just one week into president obama's second term, we should let the 2016 talk begin. there ace question of whether the number two men on the 2012 tickets, jo e biden and paul ryan, could be facing off for president in four years. david gregory will weigh in. >> i thought we would get a few weeks rest. >> no rest for the weary. >> continuous campaign another reversal of fortune for casey anthony to tell you about. two years ago her murder trial riveted the country ending in a dramatic acquittal.
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a new twist for the 20-year-old involving her finances the countdown to super bowl sunday, we have a sneak peek at some of the commercials. is it a smart way to build up anticipation or sometimes too much too soon? we'll get into that the controversy over the subway foot long sandwiches that weren't a foot long. some people even filed lawsuits. has the company made good as it promised. we'll hit the streets and take an unscientific look. >> hoda kotb is here out with a best-selling book. she even reads it herself. about people overcoming adversity. >> she is reading while we are doing the news. hey. looking forward to chatting with hoda coming up. first, let's get the latest on the winter weather. stephanie abrams is tracking the storm, filling in for dylan. good to see you. >> good morning to you. good morning to you at home.
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what i want to do first is take us back to the weekend to show you all the problems we had in the south with our last storm. look at the snow that fell in the western portions of of west virginia and on into north carolina. there were cars coated in snow and a lot of accidents here. that's just due to the snow. the reason i wanted to show you this video is because right now, we're dealing with ice. ice is a lot harder to drive in than snow. right now, central into southern iowa, the road, many of them completely covered or partially covered in ice. look at that. more ice is starting to fill in. our temperatures are in the 20s. the accumulation, i want you to focus on the turquoise. that's a quarter of an inch or more. that's where we could see power outages. otherwise, erica, where you see the big pink area, i'm kind of scared we are going to see a lot of accidents on the road today. >> stephanie, thanks. we'll get the national trast in just a moment.
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first, the morning's other top stories in jenna wolfe good morning. we will begin with breaking news out of southern brazil. police say at least 180 people have been killed in a nightclub fire early today in santa maria. a security guard says more than 1,000 people were in the club. at least 200 were injured. firefighters are still looking for victims. emergency officials expect the death toll to go higher. the cause of the fire, still unknown three people are alive thanks to a dramatic rescue. a water rescue in queensland australia. a rescuer with a camara taera ad to his camera. they put the young child in a waterproof bag and it was airlifted to the safety of the helicopter. the women also rescued. back in this country, deputies have saved nearly 50 hikers in the mountains near tucson, arizona.
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sudden heavy rains flooded bear county cutting off dozens of hikeers president obama says gun control advocates need to listen more and respect america's tradition of hunting. people rallied in support of his gun control measures. he is calling for bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines casey anthony says she is worth only $1100 and she is filing for bankrupt s cy. she was acquitted in 2011. she now owes her lawyers half a million dollars plus several hundred more to law enforcement and the u.s. police in pursuit. one of the suspect's reaches down, unhooks the trailer. the chase hits speeds of up to 100 miles an hour before ending in oklahoma city where two men and a woman were arrested. police have not said what led to the chase.
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big, strapping strong athletes facing off with a little very cute animal. guess who wins? the furry creature was a bat. that little bat somehow flew on to the court at last night's basketball game between marquette and providence. the little guy tortured the six-footers. a few brave souls tried to battle the bat. all in all, it was bat, one, athletes, didn't. that is all the important news. now, back to you. >> i could have handled the bat. >> the scenario was you to snake as they are to bats. >> bats don't freak me out like these guys. >> he says that now. >> let's get the bat in here and see how that goes. >> actually, let's not. >> let's just talk about it. stephanie abrams is back. she has the rest of the national forecast. >> let's have a look at what's
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happening across the country. we are seeing the system right in the middle of the u.s. stretching anywhere from the plains down into texas. it is going to be headed eastbound tomorrow. enjoy that sunshine. you are going to get what's happening in the midwest today s we head into ouras >> good morning, everyone. it's another chilly start for us on sunday. but we are going to sneak above freezingling, the high is between 30 and 35 with a mix of it has only been a week since president obama was sworn in for his second term. already, there is chatter about the race for president in 2016. peter alexander is at the white
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house with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. i am guessing your fingers and toes are still thawing out from last week's inauguration day. already, the chatter has turned to 2016. among democrats, it has been conventional wisdom that if hillary clinton decides to run, it is her race. there are now new indications that vice president, joe biden, may be considering a presidential bid of his own. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >>. >> reporter: it was barack obama's day but at times, it sure looked like joe biden's moment, waving, jogging, smiling. were those the first steps of the 2016 run. at least one report says he is intoxicated by the idea. this slip only fueled more chatter. >> i am proud to be president of the united states but i am prouder to be -- >> it could be a rematch of sorts. the number twos vying for number one. >> i feel really very great.
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>> biden enjoying bipartisan praise for helping washington dodge the fiscal cliff versus paul ryan. on saturday, mitt romney's old running mate warned republicans to pick their battles during the president's second term insisting mr. obama would try to divide the party. >> we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his moreality plays. we have to stay united. we have to show that if given the chance, we can govern. we have better ideas. >> on the democratic side, if hillary clinton decides to run, she would be the early favorite. with the president lavishing her with praise on this weeks "60 minutes." >> i want the country to appreciate what an extraordinary role she has played during the course of my administration and a lot of the successes we have had internationally have been because of her hard work. >> governor's andrew cuomo and
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maryland's martin o'malley are betting their ambitious efforts on gun control could propel presidential bids. the republican field is up in the air. >> american cannot afford four more years with this. >> after parting ways with fox news, a source close to sarah palin says she will be expanding her voice in the national discussion and hasn't shut any doors. new jersey governor, chris christie has friending facebook founder, mark zuckerberg. >> only 1386 days left to go. not that anybody is keeping track. >> david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." >> good morning, erica. we just heard paul ryan. who is on your show today. saying republicans need to avoid being stamped as vil ans. we heard louisiana governor, bobby jindal, saying republicans have to stop being the stupid
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party. do you envision the message being different in 2016 for the represent ta republicans. >> what paul ryan is alluding to is a deeply held view among republican leaders that the president is not done with re-election. that he wants to achieve political conquest over the republican party. that's been said publicly and privately. i think he is also talking about the need for republicans to make some gains incrementally and constructively and not allow the democrats and the president to paint them into a corner. even over the budget fights, you have seen republicans fair so poorly politically. that's the hole they have to climb out of. what i think is prominent in terms of 2016, still, two visions of what government ought to do and the performance of the economy that will dictate where these debates go. as peter alexander just mentioned, hillary clinton is the early favorite.
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that rare interview she and president obama sat down forgave us a peak into their relationship and how things have seemingly changed in the last few years between them. is that a surprise looking at where we started in 2008? >> on the face of it, it is a surprise. they have evolved, people close to secretary clinton have talked about this kind of interesting relationship that has developed. it has certainly been very constructive. they are happy to make a public show of it. those of us that cover the ins and outs of this will look at it in the the 2016 contest, wondering if vice president isn't so happy that the big interview he does to begin his second term is not with him but the outgoing secretary of state. those questions will be raised. i think the point that's interesting to me. if you look at the coalition of voters that president obama put together for his second term, they seem to be voting blocs that could
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naturally flow to hillary clinton as the nominee, particularly as a historic nominee if she is able to become the first woman president. it is important to point out as much as we fixate on 2016, these decisions still are some ways off. there really is the business of governing right now that's taking the primary role. >> which a lot of people would like to see happen too. that's a good point to make. thanks, david. we'll be checking back with you in a bit. now, here is lester. to the current controversy over size and sandwiches. s subway customers are filing lawsuits saying the foot long sandwiches aren't a foot long. are people getting their upon any's worth? diana alvear hit the streets of los angeles to find out? ♪ >> reporter: it is what subways is famous for and what customers expect. when a sub lover from down under
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posted this picture to facebook of an 11-inch sandwich. >> you mean slihrinkage. >> reporter: soon, hundreds of people were posting pictures of their sub par subs. >> it is a big deal for subway because they went out and said we have a foot long. they didn't say say jumbo or a very long. that's a tcontract with your customers. subway says, they regret these instances. we have redoubled our efforts to insure consistency and length. >> reporter: the question is, is subway really giving you 12 inches with every foot long. we decided to find out in a far from scientific experience. we set up a sandwich measuring station and began advertising. >> we'll measure your subway
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sandwich. size matters. >> reporter: there is no scientific way of measuring it when it is in your stomach. >> reporter: finally, we scored. first up, mikey with a foot long foot long. >> i think it is on point. >> do you think you got your money's would worth? >> reporter: next up, tiffany. it looks close. >> when we bought our own foot long, subway saved the best for last. >> i think that's more than 12 inches. yes, this is. this might be 13 inches. >> reporter: that's right, more than a foot of sandwich satisfaction. proving at least here in los angeles, truth in advertising really does exist. for "today," diane alvear, nbc news, los angeles. up next here on "today," releasing super bowl ads before the big game. is it a smart move or risky business? going to take a look right after this. my name is marjorie reyes, and i'm a chief warrant officer.
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will that create buzz or a buzzkill? >> go 49ers! >> baltimore ravens all the way. >> reporter: whether their jerseys are red and gold or purple and white, the commercials airing are a winning store for all football fans. this year, more than 100 million eyes will make gametime a touchdown for advertisers. the going rate, close to $4 million for 30 seconds of air time. >> advertisers bring their best game to the super bowl and everyone stands in anticipation for judging and critiquing the best ad. >> i watch the super bowl just for the ads. >> the commercials are like 50% of why i watch it. >> reporter: while it is not the first time those holy grails of time-outs and tail gates are once again being unveiled early, online and even in movie theaters.
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>> who is going to take your week tend? >> i don't know. trigger, the dog, big foot. >> to share the advertising prior to the super bowl i believe is a big mistake. perhaps if they are teasing them by giving just a piece of the ad, you will get chatter and buzz prior to super bowl that will cause more people to tune in. it depends on what the strategy is and it depends on how much of the ad is shared. >> reporter: begging the question, are those sneak peeks a super move or a super bust? ♪ they are fun. about half of all men and women watch the super bowl for the commercials as much as they do for the game. this year, companies are expected to shell out more than dot, dot, dot, wait for it. $275 million just to get some air time on super bowl sunday. >> it's amazing on our dvr
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centered world where people skip commercials, this is where they don't. >> or you can rewind if you want to see a commercial again. >> it is fun. >> the game is going to be good too. >> this will be a good game, mr. niners. >> i don't want to say that on national tv. >> you didn't say it. you are fine. jenna, thanks. still ahead, hoda kotb with the story of those that survived and thrived whether they learned to read properly. first, these messages. cash rewards credit card.hed earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet.
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>> good morning. everybody. i'm kai reed, the time is 8:26. here's a look at the morning's top stories. baltimore county fire crews were out in the cold fighting a three alarm fire at a strip mall in rosedale. investigators stay fire appears to have started inside of the jackie chan's chinese restaurant and the fire was upgraded to a third alarm when it spread to five other stores. >> so the fire spread fairly rapidly. with all the contents particularly in a restaurant where they are using cooking oils and over combustibles. so it was a pretty rapid spread
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which caused us to escalate the incident quickly. >> the cause of the fire is under investigation. sandy point state park was the place to be saturday as 13,000 people braved the icy waters of the chesapeake bay for the 17th annual polar bear plunge. the annual event raises money for special olympics maryland. our very own rob roblin, a plunge fan favorite spoke to some of the super plungers as they came out of the water. >> how are you doing, angel? >> cold but having a blast. this just brings joy to my heart every year. the these people want to be a part of our lives and community and that's all i could ask for. >> early numbers show more than $2 million was raised this year. we're told a final number will be out later in the
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>> welcome back, good morning, everyone. it's going to be another chilly start for us but not nearly as cold as the last couple of days. i think we'll make it back above freezing. a mix of sun and a few clouds. the clouds are going to thicken up tonight some time after tonight there is the possibility of a little bit of freezing rain and or sleet and we will see the chance for the monday morning commute, a mix of snow, sleet or freezing rain to start the day on monday. it will be light but some minor ice accumulations are possible. we'll make it to 38 then jump into the 50's on tuesday and wednesday but we will see a chance for rain showers both
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days. >> thank you everybody for joining us. we're back with another update at 8:58. we'll see you then. we are back on a sunday morning, january 27th, 2013. our thanks to all the people that came to share part of their morning with us outside of the plaza. i'm lester holt alongside erica hill and jenna wolfe and stephanie abrams working with us this morning. nice to have you here this morning as well and all of you at home. still to come. we are going to talk about a three-month-old girl that has been called a miracle baby. she was born with an extremely rare condition, her heart outside her body. it is usually fatal. she is spending her first morning at home. we will tell you what doctors say about her prognosis
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twins sisters that never knew they were twins, had no idea the other one existed until they recently found one another after nearly 70 years apart. they are not identical twins. they don't look like identical twins. what's really incredible is all of the likes they share and how similar they are in other ways. we have their story as well. >> this morning, stephanie and i were sitting in the hair and makeup room and heard laughter about 30 seconds before this woman walked in. we all know hoda is coming when we here that laugh. she is here with inspirational stories of overcoming adversity. >> you are reading two books at the same time? >> there you go. >> what's underneath the jackie collins. can we ask? she is going to share that and oh so much more coming in in a little bit. >> after a huge hiatus, prince and justin, they are coming back. are their songs worth it? we have it covered how about a final check of the weather?
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>> it is going to be chilly today. we are staying cold and as we head into the day tomorrow, look at this mess. into the center of the country, snow, freezing rain, ice. we could see some power outages throughout portions of iowa. as we go into wisconsin, as we head into tomorrow, say, bye-bye to the sunshine along the ortheastern >> good morning, everyone. it's another chilly start for us on sunday. but we are going to sneak above freezingling, the high is between 30 and 35 with a mix of we have some friends
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visiting us from miami. is this completely arctic for you? >> absolutely. we could be at the beach, though. >> we have another birthday. a row of birthdays. turning 50. happy birthday. >> you are not scared to shout it out and tell everybody? >> a little. but you did it. lester, back in to you stephanie, thanks. she is being called a miracle baby, a three-month-old born with her heart outside her chest. as katy tur reports, she is proving that survivors come in all sizes. >> hey, look at mommy. >> to say audrina cardenas is lucky would be to discount her tremendous strength. the three and a half-month-old is fitted with a shield and about to go home for the first time. >> it is a very, very big step. it has been a blessing to be able to say we are finally going home. >> reporter: the baby girl was born with one-third of her heart
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outside of her body, a rare congenital defect. only 8 babies out of every 1 million are born with the defect. 90% are stillborn or die within days. she was diagnosed at 16 weeks in the womb. you can see her holding her own heart in this mri. she was born full-term on october 16th and immediately rushed into surgery. >> as a mother, you look at her just like you look at in he other child. that's your baby. in a mother's eyes, sometimes you don't see her any other way. she smiled after the successful surgery. now, you can see her tiny heartbeating just below her skin. >> she doesn't have a sternum. she doesn't have anything over her heart besides the skin and the little muscle. >> reporter: without a sternum, the pink shield is deseenigned protect her chest and her tiny heart as it gets stronger.
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>> doctors may end up taking a piece of the child's rib and putting it in the location of the breast bone so that it, in turn, will turn into the new breast bone. >> reporter: doctors have been watching over her since the day she was born. on friday, they had a rare chance to give this mother and daughter a happy good-bye. >> thank you. take care. >> good-bye. we'll see you soon. >> we wish her all the best. amazing how far medical science has come. >> it really is. turning now to a reunion that was decades in the making. twin sisters that spent nearly 70 years knowing the other existed. as kerry sanders reports, their bond is undeniable. >> reporter: this is a story about finding something you didn't know you loss the. >> all my life, i had this feeling that something was missing. i didn't know it was somebody. >> that somebody was sandy ei kechlt nchl. sandy and etta stevens had once
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spent time together, nine months, twin sisters separated at birth. >> my twin sister. >> it is so funny to say it. >> yeah. it is still very strange to say it. >> this was our mom's house. >> born in chicago to an unwed mother whose own mother, an italian immigrant, forced her to give up her twins. etta and sandy were adopted by two different families. >> we were raised in jewish families. we had the same kind of growing up. she loved her adopted parents, as i did. >> i could have met my twin and maybe we didn't get along but we do. >> we do. we do. >> fraternal twins, which is why they don't look-alike. >> delightful to hold in heaven. i think we love to sing. >> they like the same makeup, even the same color. etta innocently wondered about her family's medical history just as illinois opened long-sealed birth records. that's when this birth
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certificate surfaced and right there, a huge surprise. when sandy eventually saw it, she was confused. i looked at it. i didn't quite understand it. twin. how could i be a twin and not know it? this can't be. they grew up only miles apart in chicago. sandy's family owned a music store. >> we walked to their store. she sometimes worked in the store. so it was a wonderful place to be. maybe we saw each other. maybe we did. >> as happens with twins, etta and sandy agree on just about anything, including they don't want anybody to know their age. we do know who was older. >> she was born first. she is four minutes older than me. >> it's okay. i'm proud of it. >> separated at birth. >> love you. >> i love you too. >> now making up for lost time. for today, kerry sanders, nbc news, miami.
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down for us. >> why don't we start with tiger woods. lindsey vonn reportedly they are together. she says they are friends. her publicist says they are friends. apparently they met because her brother was teaching his kids how to ski. her people are saying, no, it is not true. she is newly divorced. we know tiger's situation. tiger is not who you do your rebound with. she might want to run away from that situation. that's all i'm saying. >> maybe tiger is the one you want to do your rebound with, because you know what to expect. he is like the spring break of celebrity dating. >> specially when it is going to be a rebound relationship. >> you don't want a real relationship with him because just like spring break, it will be very regrettable. >> nickname him cancun. >> i like that one. we'll move on. in music news, two artists who we haven't heard from in a while coming out with a little bit of new newsic. we will start off with j.t.,
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justin timberlake. is this the first song since 2006? >> he has only released two albums prior to this. chuck and i feel differently. i love this song. i have been waiting for justin timberlake. he is grown and sexy. i love it. >> my review on the song is it is okay. it is suit and tie. he is singing about clothes. >> because he is grown and sexy. >> he has a fashion line. >> that's what i don't like, a big, giant commercial. as long as i have my suit and floor on the tie, i am going to leave it on the floor tonight. >> we heard from prince as we were coming into the segment. this is not exactly the prince we're used to. screwdriver is the song. >> screwdriver, here is the deal. you heard it when we came in from break. i'm your driver.
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your my screw. prince, we know you are a freaky little man. you do not have to convince us anymore. you wear wear pants without any buttocks. we know you are a freak. it's okay. >> this is from his new group. it has a little bit of rock 'n roll. you know prince loves a girl group, vanity 6, sheila e. prince can do no wrong. put out whatever you want. we'll listen to it. >> let's talk about beyonce. she is getting ready for the super bowl performace away? >> she is going to bring it at super bowl. the black eyed peas performed live. they were slammed. donna had a track. she was slacked. there is no win here. >> can you do an arena without having at least a backtrack? >> it is very difficult to do. >> because of the acoustics. you are dancing.
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you have to have something. >> can't you do both? >> look, it's over for beyonce. the hottest pop star on the planet is done forever. >> the megaboy band summer tour has been announced. you have new kids on the block, boys to men, 98 degrees and you have all your tickets lined up, chuck, i'm sure. >> i'm getting ready to screen right now. i'm many practicing my screams. i can't wait. >> do that again. >> very nice. that's way up there, dude. >> i interviewed all of them in one room. it took me back to high school. my girlfriends came along. we were all in the back room. it was a big deal. >> they have been doing this for the last couple summers. this hasn't sort of run its course. >> no, it hasn't. new kids on the block did it with back street boys.
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this time around, they are bringing the other two bands, boys to men, 98 degrees. it never gets old. it takes you back to your prime. >> worst name for a tour. a bunch of boy bands and they called it the package tour. >> i'm sure no one thought about that. >> i get it. >> the total package. >> alicia corals, chuck knight, always great to have you here. thanks so much. look who is here bright and early on a sunday morning. hoda kotb joins us to talk about her best-selling book, to talk about people that have overcome adversity. everyone is in on it. vacation is a precious thing. so this year, make the most of it. fly like you've never been grounded. scream like you've never been shushed. let go like you have nothing to lose. and hold on to what matters most.
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when life gets tough, it would be nice to know how it turns out. a little glimpse into the future for inspiration. while we may not have mastered the crystal ball or the inspiration. our own hoda kotb has tit down and found the inspiration on a few that went on to live, happy, healthy lives. ten years later, people that faced adversity and transformed their lives. >> what a fun show on the weekend. >> you knew we had one, right. >> i figured it out. i'm excited to be here with you guys. i set out to find people that had some game-changing moments from illnesses to job loss to individuals faced with unimaginable tragedies i tracked them down a decade after their experiences to see how they survived and, in most cases, thrived. >> during tough times, have you ever wished you could fast forward through your life and
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just maybe that view of the future would give you hope. well, many people deal with sorrow and loss but also dream of a greater tomorrow like amy barnes. month are than a decade ago at almost 500 pounds, this mother of two battled low self-esteem and felt trapped in a an abusive relationship. how would she break away and finally lose the weight? or ron clifford, who on september 11th, escorted a burned woman to safety after the towers were hit. only later to discover that his own sister and niece were passengers on united flight 175 which hit the world trade center on that tragic day. how would he find peace to move on with his life? and lindsey beck, at 22, she fought two bouts with a rare cancer only to learn that the life-saving chemo treating her would leave her infertile.
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how would she conquer cancer while holding on to the hope of having children in the future? ten years later, the endings to the stories may not only surprise you but inspire you. do you ever wonder yourself during a difficult time, where will i be in ten years? hopefully, these amazing individuals will give you a glimpse at what is possible. hoda, first of all, congratulations on the book. i am intrigued as to what inspired you to tell these stories? >> i'm a breast cancer survivor. you guys know. that was five years ago. i thought, five years is a good amount of time for a lesson to come out. then, i got to thinking about ten years and how much longer it takes something, sometimes life to marinate. we have all been on the front end of something scary, a bad diagnosis, your boss calls you in and says, i have bad news for you. you don't know how you are going to make it ten minutes, let alone ten years. why not fast forward ten years and see what happens to these people. each one should have written their own book. every one of them is outstanding. they are a ten and they will
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lift you up. >> their stories are so unbelievable. that woman, amy, you mentioned, a really, really rough start for her. part of it too is how they find their courage to make that move. >> she was 500 pounds and in an abusive relationship. at one point, her young son walked in and saw her on the bathroom floor with blood on her face and said, mom any, i want you to be beautiful again. by the way, her exterior, how she transformed her body is shocking but it's nothing compared to how she transformed her self-esteem. if you are in an abusive relationship, you may think, if she can do that, i can do this. i think every one of these stories makes you feel like you can do something. >> one of the neat things you do is find a life-changing moment in each story. do we all have one? is there something that you can point to and say, that's when i started to change? >> sometimes it is on your lowest moment. sometimes you have to be on your knees seriously before the game completely changes. that's what happened to most of these people. they were at a point where they
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all had to find a path out. despair comes from feeling like there is no road. people show you, it may be a difficult path, with hairpin turns and laden about land mines and potholes but at least there is a road out and each one of these people has with un. >> tell me the story of roxanne cornby. >> she had a couple of kids, fired three times from a waitressing job. a guy on the side of the road with a pickle jar of honey. she says, no one is buying it in the pickle jar. she starts packaging it for him and gets a cut. that's the guy right there. the lumbar jack guy. she ends up making candles. we need a name for our company. she goes to where the beehives ar and it says burt's bees. she sells the company for $350 million. she saw that guy who you guys would have walked by and gotten purell. it changed her life. look at her now.
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you never know when your turn is going to come. >> she could not have imagined ten years ago where she is today. great stuff. >> congratulations. >> duff fun? >> i love this show. >> it probably says a lot about you as you start delving into everyone else's stories. you learn a lot about yourself. you start wondering about your problems. they seem so small after you read and learn about these stories. you feel much better after you read it. >> if i had a glass of wine, i would toast you right now. >> we are still on that dumb thing. >> how many days do you have left? >> i think we have ten. when we are done, it is going to be new year's eve on our show. we are going crazy. >> can't wait. >> hoda, thanks. nice to see you. >> you too. we'll be right back. , so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot
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>> lin miranda plays a clinical pharmacologist in the new drama "do no harm." >> i first saw the promo for this show. i was intrigued. kind of a modern take on dr.
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jekyll and mr. hyde. at 8:25, his alter-ego takes over, ian price. he has been managing it by knocking the alter-ego out with drugs. the drug wears off in our pilot episode. >> you are the pharmacologist. >> i have been the one who is making the drug. i am sort of the only one at the hospital who knows there is this other guy that comes out and wrecks shop when he is on it. it is a real wild ride every episode. >> is it the kind of thing for your character, do you want to find another drug that works again or is it better in some ways if you don't? >> for me, it is just managing the chaos, because i know there is good doctor by day and total nutso at night. being the only one that knows whose going on, i get into all kinds of skracrazy scrapes. >> when you first read the script, was it hard to wrap your head around what the plot was
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hen i first read the script, i said, there is nothing on tv like this and i want to be a part of it. that's why i said yes. >> you are a broadway rveteran. we are doing a one night concert and raising money for washington heights, first time theater--goers. it is the original cast and we are singing it in washington heights. >> you can tell you are comfortable on the stage. he has this big personality. i can feel you on the stage right now. >> as long as i have got my suit and tie. >> great to have you here. >> "do no harm" premiers this thursday at 10:00, 9:00 central. >> let's check in with david gregory who has a big exclusive this morning coming up on "meet the press." tell us about it. good morning. the republican parties 2012 vice presidential nominee, paul ryan will weigh in on the future of
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the republican party as well. it's all coming up this morning. that's going to do it for us this sunday morning. tomorrow on "today," an exclusive interview with siscis houston, whitney houston's mother. i'll see you back here tonight. until then, have a great day, everyone! so long.
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