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rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to today on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer and i'm too old to have sex. >> well, that's what i read in the paper today. >> it's all over the place. >> if you didn't see the show yesterday you're thinking what did he just say? we'll fill you in on that a little later. >> i was doing fine until yesterday. now it's over for me. >> if you missed it miley cyrus informed matt that after 40 people don't have sex and needless to say matt is well over 40. as is everyone at this table. >> you guys aren't well over 40. >> we're just past 40. >> just a hair past 40. >> we'll have a little on that later up and have fun with it. but first today's top story, the standoff over the nation's ability to borrow and what happens in washington could impact every american right away. peter alexander has the latest on the stalemate. peter, good morning. >> reporter: hi, matt, october 17th is the next potential crisis to circle on your
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calendar. it's when the country hits the debt ceiling. economists warn that failing to raise the debt ceiling would be infinitely worse. it's now week two of the government shutdown that both sides insist they want to end. >> congress should do what's in the best interest of the economy and the american people. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner is demanding the president make a deal. >> mr. president, it's time to have that conversation before our economy is put further at risk. >> reporter: next up, that october 17th deadline with concern growing that congress won't raise the debt ceiling by then. what is the debt ceiling? it's the equivalent of the government's credit card limit, when the country runs out of money to pay its bills and can't borrow another dime. the u.s.'s debt limit is $16 trillion. trillion with a t. then what?
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if congress doesn't green light the government borrowing more the u.s. could default unable to pay its it's. they're all scheduled to get their payments november 1st. big picture, what's at stake? forecasters predict an economic calamity with the treasury department saying it could be casts caststrophic. those low interest rates are used to guard, same problem for anybody looking to refinance a house. the mortgage rate could skyrocket. >> i have people scrambling to get things in before rates go up any higher. >> reporter: the white house appears to be leaving the door open for at least a temporary solution refusing to rule out a short-term extension, even a matter of weeks, maybe six or eight weeks. if house republicans agree to reopen the government and
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increase the debt ceiling with no strings attached which would mean they will avert this vie risk. >> more from you later. as a story about how some members of the military aren't getting death benefits. but now let's turn to jim cramer. that's the day america can't borrow anymore but do we default that same day? >> no, there's some money but we're not sure how much. but by november 1st there's not enough money. >> on november 1st we could default. what effect will have that. a lot will tell you it will be a calamity. >> that's true. i imagine what they'll do is pay the interest on the debt so therefore there's not a real default. but, yes it would be a calamity because almost everything in the world is priced off the treasury. meaning this is the most important single piece of paper in the world and no one knows what will happen. >> to break this down further we
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owe a certain amount of money, interest on the debt every single month. even if we don't reach the debt ceiling there would still be that money to pay it but the question is what other bills do you pay? is that what has the economic consequence. >> exactly. the government can't pay every deal without getting more debt. >> what do you think you should do if you're a regular citizen sitting at home watching this unfold in washington? are you in the stock market or bond market or out of it. >> we're a rich country. if you try to get out now and get back in, i think you'll fail. this is not a crisis involving our country being bankrupt. we have the money to pay. it's just political. >> always good to get your perspective. here's matt. new details on how the government shutdown is effecting military families. nbc's andrea mitchell is here with a closer look at that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. of all the outrage in washington over the government shutdown,
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this one really hits home. the families of five u.s. troops killed over the weekend in afghanistan got a second call from the government. the government cannot pay their death benefits. the immediate benefits to help with flights and funerals to help because of the government shutdown. far from the furloughs on the front lines jeremiah collins worked saturday one of the most dangerous government jobs there is. on patrol in afghanistan. the 19-year-old was killed in helmand province. back home in milwaukee, a mother's grief. collins was one of five u.s. service members killed in afghanistan over the weekend. on sunday, four u.s. troops were killed in an attack. they died on the 12th anniversary of a war that claimed more than 2100 members of the u.s. military. but unlike those killed before, these service members families won't receive the $100,000 death gratuity wired to families
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within 36 hours to help with expenses like the funeral until survivor benefits are paid. no money either to fly the families to delaware for the returned of hair loved ones coffin. >> washington maybe shutdown but it's still asking people to go to war. when people realize they can serve and fight for their country but that their families will get an iou until the shutdown is over, i think they're just shocked. >> reporter: shannon collins still shocked back in milwaukee can't wait for washington. she's already grieving. officials say the law passed last week to pay civilian members of the military doesn't allow this immediate death benefit to be paid to families of the fallen. the pentagon is hoping for a way to correct it perhaps as early as today. >> what a story. andrea mitchell. thank you very much. meantime, two terror raids were conducted by u.s. forces this weekend. one landed a high profile al qaeda leader but the other
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mission didn't workout. our chief foreign correspondence has more details on what went wrong and what they'll get out of the other suspect. >> the first suspect, the one that was obtained, al libi. he could be held on a warship for days or weeks as he is being interrogated and we're learning muscles details on the other raid, the one that didn't succeed in somalia according to account by several military sources. >> reporter: it was a daring assault on this beach used by shark fishermen. but it was dark here on saturday when less than two dozen navy s.e.a.l.s approached in a past boat flanked by three support craft. their target, a compound of al shabaab, the terrorist group that last month took over a shopping mall in kenya and killed over 60 hostages over four long days. but when the navy s.e.a.l.s took up their position on the perimeter of the al shabaab
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compound, a lone man smoking a cigarette spotted them. he ran in like nothing was wrong but then militants ran out shooting and a gun fight broke out. more gunmen and civilian and children flooded into the zone. they retreated. >> it's tempting to believe that it's a clear and easy solution and it's quick and simple and clean and the reality is there are risks no matter what options we pick. whether it's drones or special operations. >> reporter: while the al shabaab target from the massacre in nairobi wasn't captured, the pentagon said it demonstrated that the united states can put direct pressure on al shabaab leadership at any time of our choosing. two weekend missions, one resulting in the capture in libya of abu annas al libi. another sending a message,
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american black ops will come knocking anywhere. >> potentially he could have a wealth of information. >> it depends on how much he is saying and how much he is willing to cooperate. they're not likely using these enhanced interrogation techniques. instead he is being investigated and debriefed by the fbi, the cia, u.s. military intelligence. they can't use sleep deprivation. they can use good cop, bad cop, what he knows, who he knows, are there any plots but we don't know if he is talking or not. >> richard engle, thank you very much. we'll swing over to natalie. she is here with an advisory about a popular brand of chicken. >> that's right. the department of agriculture issued a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three foster farms facilities in california. 270 people have been sickened with a salmonella outbreak that spread to 18 states. they blame the infections on people eating chicken either
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undercooked or improperly handled. california's governor vetoed a bill that would have allowed noncitizens that are legal residents to serve in jury duty in california. it's a responsibility of citizenship. demolition is under way at the jersey shore following last month's fire that destroyed the boardwalk and dozens of businesses. demolition will take about two months but rebuilding will take a lot longer. ten weeks after he was born prince george is being honored with an official set of royal coins in britain. the coins have his name on the one side and the imagine of his great grandmother queen elizabeth on the other. it commemorates the baby's kr christening which is this month. dario franchitti will need surgery. he suffered multiple injuries. he says he thanks everyone for
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their well wishes and sends his best to the spectators that were injured as well. new york rangers got lots of help from the opposing team's goalie. he was reaching for the puck only to see it ricochet into his own net turning a routine play into something for his low light reel. rangers ended up winning 3-1. the gunman that tried to scare a convenience store clerk by firing a warning shot into the wall took off without a penny after the clerk grabbed that machete. police released this video of last month's confrontation to find the gunman that was running as quickly as he could out of the parking lot. police say this is whatnot to do. do not confront a robber in this situation. >> don't bring out my 3 foot knife? >> no. >> he actually pulled the
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trigger again during the confrontation and the gun jammed. so that could have ended differently. >> i can understand self-defense. it was the chasing across the parking lot that perhaps wasn't the right call. >> yeah. >> thank you very much. >> violent weather in the northeast. >> yeah, we had a big storm move through. we didn't have any lightning with this thing but boy did we have a lot of wind. parts of northern new jersey, tree crashing into this home. power lines went down. you can see damaging a lot of cars in the process and you can see small fires starting to develop. let's show you what's going on now. we are going to be looking at a little bit of energy left over from our good friend karen. it's going to be developing off the southeastern atlantic coast making it's way up the coast and as it does, it's going to be bringing a lot of heavy wind and rain from the carolinas today into tomorrow and up into the mid-atlantic states and the northeast by thursday. look at some of these rainfall amounts over the next 72 hours.
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heaviest rain right along the peninsula anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain but you can see two to three inches of rain from new england all the way down into norfolk. i just love cherry preserves. is that your favorite? i don't know... i also like strawberry, boysenberry, red raspberry, blackberry, sweet orange marmalade, apple, pineapple, concord grape, apricot, peach, blueberry... [ male announcer ] tim and richard smucker grew up knowing that with so many delicious varieties, it's tough to choose just one favorite. apricot pineapple... [ male announcer ] for five generations, with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. good morning. an invigorating chill in the air on this tuesday morning. temperatures are just in the 40s to near 50 degrees around much of the region. we've got some clouds coming and going. with us off and on throughout
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much of the day ahead with highs reaching the upper 60s by mid-afternoon. mostly cloudy tonight and down into the 50s tomorrow morning. on wednesday, increasing clouds and might get some showers perhaps late afternoon into the evening hours on wednesday. off and and that's your latest weather. all right, al, thank you very much. a little more now on the 9-year-old boy that hopped a plane from minneapolis to las vegas without a ticket. he'll be the focus of a court hearing this morning as authorities are still trying to figure out how that young boy managed to make it through security. john yang is in minneapolis for the latest. hi, john. >> reporter: hey, matt. this morning, local, federal and airline officials are all reviewing their policies here at the airport. all because the 9-year-old got by them all. the young boy apparently skipped through security at the minneapolis airport with no ticket, no boarding pass, and no problems. >> all of this since 9/11 has
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been to keep us safer and it has but still we have gaping holes and this was a perfect example of it. >> reporter: it happened last week and we still don't know how the stowaway snuck on to the vegas bound delta flight. >> i have an 8-year-old son. that freaked me out. >> reporter: airport officials say the boy made a test run the day before arriving by light rail wednesday and grabbing a rand random bag off the baggage carousel. he told the waiter he had used the bathroom and was directed to a nearby concourse. the boy never came back leaving behind his lunch bill and the bag. the next time he is spotted that day he's on the light rail back toward minneapolis. >> he had to be pretty smart and in the know. >> reporter: airport official sas the next day the boy returned to the airport by light rail. he was screened by the tsa at
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one of the checkpoints and made his way to gate g 4 where he talked to a delta agent. while the agent was busy he walked down the jet way and boarded the flight to las vegas. delta airlines is working with authorities to find out what happened. and is reviewing our policies and procedures to make sure something like this does not happen again. sometime after take off a flight attendant became suspicious because he wasn't on a list of unattended my no, sinors. police met him in vegas. he is not being identified but he is well-known to local authorities. in the past he has stolen a car, snuck into a water park, and been the subject of a child protection investigation, matt. all right. john yang in minneapolis this morning. thank you so much. >> let's check in with tamron hall holding down the fort in the orange room for carson. good morning to you. >> good morning. it's been my job. i have not slept all night
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looking for what's trending and what people are talk about. we got a good moment this morning from jimmy fallon last night when he spent a little time with one of my favorites, sir paul mccartney. take a look. >> terribly sorry about that mr. mccartney. >> no, problem, jimmy. what just happened? >> i think we just switched accents. >> this is awful. >> i sound pretty cool. i sound like a beatle. i'm from liverpool. let's drive on the wrong side of the role. sponge bob square pants. >> stop. >> here comes honey boo boo. >> no. >> let me see what you're twerking with. >> i don't even know what that means. >> yolo. >> all right. that's it. >> hey, my voice is back. >> so there you have it. it's infectious. all day i have been saying good day, mate.
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but i think that's more australian. but he has been a sex symbol for more years than he probably want mess to count, which brings me mr. lauer. >> that was a real transition. you worked for that one. >> but it brings me to mr. lauer. he is trending today after a particular moment with little miss miley cyrus. >> it's not working for me either. >> that's what i heard -- i don't know. here we go. one finger and one finger. >> that monitor is more than 40 years old. >> okay. here's the deal guys. real quick, we have a poll this morning, after miley cyrus told matt that people over 40 really don't have sex. we're going to pose the question to you at home, are you having less sex if you're over the age of 40. i am 42, wink, wink.
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but we're going to show it to you and talk about miley's moment with matt that set the internet and even made international news, matt. >> that's great. you keep working on that monitor too. >> you might want to check your finger. >> keep going. >> all right. tamron, thank you. >> coming up, on edge. we'll tell you about the giant killer hornets that are terrorizing parts of china. it's not funny actually. >> apparently on planes too. and on rossen reports, if you throw away food after the use by date, you maybe throwing away a lot of money. some foods can last weeks and even months past that date. some foods can last weeks and even months past that date. but first, february, 2013. a landmark transportation bill is up for consideration.
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7:56. -- 7:26 is your time rather. we're following breaking news in prince william county. two people are dead this morning found inside of a burning trailer in triangle. news 4 megan mcgrath joins us with an update. >> reporter: you can see the mobile home behind me on the other side of that fence, and not much left. it's basically a burned out shell. the roof has collapsed this. fire broke out around 4:00 this morning. when fire fighters put out the blaze and went inside, that's when they found the bodies of two people. they have not been identified. we do not have the gender of those two people who died. there is also a third person who is associated with this mobile home. they are unaccounted for. it's unclear whether they were also inside or maybe they were not home at the time of the blaze. reporting live in triangle, megan mcgrath. back to you.
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>> thank you. also watching breaking news on the roads. danella sealock is here with the first 4 traffic. good morning. >> accident investigation still under way along i-95 making the commute in stafford county. expect delays. once you get closer to centerport parkway just the left shoulder lane is getting by. your delays are around six miles. solid delays. in fact stafford county reporting school buses are seeing a delay because of this accident. >> danella, thank you.
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good morning. partly cloudy now. temperatures are in the 50s. much of the region and storm team 4 seven-day outlook, highs in the upper 60s and partly sunny skies. increasing clouds. rain moving moving moving in late on wednesday afternoon and into the evening. likely passing showers thursday, friday and
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 8th day of october, 2013. that's pretty. that is the sunrise over cape may, new jersey. >> beautiful there. >> i'm matt lauer with savannah guthrie, al roker, and natalie morales. >> can you believe how beautiful that shot is? someone fabulous took that picture. her name is nancy guthrie in tucson arizona. >> she's my mom. >> we're letting it in. >> we ran it in reverse there. >> exactly. >> thanks mrs. guthrie. let's take a look at what's happening today. there's been no progress on capitol hill in easing the gridlock that's shutdown much of the government. >> u.s. interrogators are hoping to question a terror suspect aboard a warship in the mediterranean. >> and residents are cleaning up
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after a powerful storm hit the northeast bringing pounding rains and heavy winds. >> when you look in your cabinets and the used by date has passed, do you throw it away? >> based on what's in my fringe, no. >> this morning on rossen reports, what those dates really mean. they could be costing you a lot of money. it's a very interesting story. >> this is a perfect segway. speaking of those use by dates, miley cyrus rocked the plaza of course here yesterday. >> and rocked my world too. >> right. because of her conversation with matt and the topic of sex after 40 just rocketed off line. we're going to get you all caught up. >> the use by date. >> the use by date. >> use before 40. >> all right. well, we will switch topics, thankfully, to an entire region. china living in some fear and it's an unlikely suspect, killer giant hornets. dozens of people died and more than 16 have been hurt and local
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officials are exhausting all of their options to fight them off. ian williams is in beijing this morning with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. we're back in beijing but we brought back a sample here which i'll introduce to you more formally a little bit later. they are really scary and have an entire chinese province on edge. >> the giant one. >> reporter: this is public enemy number one. the asian giant hornet. the world's biggest. as large as a human thumb. together with a smaller but as lethal species they killed 42 people since july and brought fear to the province. >> the most dangerous. >> they have big nests. the groups are so big. they kill people. >> reporter: at least 1600 people have been injured. the hornet's venom is highly toxic. it can dissolve human tissue. more than five stings can cause
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renal failure. entire villages are on edge. they're used to hornets but never on this scale which experts blame on hot and dry weather. she now rarely leaves her home after being stung four times on her face and head when she disturbed a hornet's nest while picking chestnuts. everybody is so scared she told me. i've never seen so many flying around. the authorities struggled to con trot the hornets which can fly at up to 25 miles per hour. hundreds of extermination teams have been mobilized to destroy their nest which is are at their biggest this time of the year. firefighters taking no chance with the aggressive swarms of hornets. >> this is one of more than 4,000 nets destroyed in the last week. each one can contain more than 1,000 hornets. you really don't want to stumble across one of these. the giant hornet is a leading predator. the sharks of the insect world. an expert says that like sharks
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they only attack if they're disturbed but that comes with little comfort to the villagers here. well, this specimen is now dead but i'm still keeping my distance. it's one of the smaller ones but stings from hornets like this can down a cow and five stings can bring renal failure to humans. the authorities insist they're now in control and say cold weather will send the hornets into hibernation soon but for now the heat wave continues as does the hornet menace, savannah. >> ian williams, terrifying. >> send them into hibernation until next year. >> yeah and then they're going to be really ticked. >> cranky, right? >> that's scary. >> let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> we have warm weather to talk about. our friends in the midwest will be talking about warm stuff. we have a ridge of high pressure as it's building in. the winds come clockwise around
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that so that warms things up. so as you can see we're going to be looking attempts today getting up into the 70s. temperatures today getting up into the 70s. chicago, 75 degrees and st. louis 78 and omaha 77. amarillo, texas, a high of 84 degrees. we've got another storm system coming into the pacific northwest bringing rain there. windy conditions through the plains. the southern tier of states just spectacular. that low pressure, the remnants of karen getting itself together in the southeast, but, again, beautiful weather from new england all the way into the great lakes. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. partly cloudy around the metro area. clouds south and east washington. mostly clear farther north and wefshts and temperatures much chillier this morning. they have been the last several mornings. right now we're down into the 40s to near 50 degrees. later today, highs reaching the mid and upper 60s. partly sunny, and then tomorrow increasing clouds and afternoon highs on
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don't forget, get that weather you need any time of the day or night go to the weather channel on cable, online. >> coming up next on rossen reports, how the use by dates can be costing you big bucks when it comes to your groceries. >> and the tv news anchor under fire for breaking bad on twitter. [ bird chirping ]
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using natural gas this power plant can produce enough energy for about 600,000 homes. generating electricity that's cleaner and reliable, with fewer emissions-- it matters. ♪ we're back at 7:40. are you throwing away perfectly good food? it turns out the sell by and use by dates may not be what you think and it could be costing you a lot of money. jeff rossen is good on that. >> good morning. we're going to save you some serious money this morning. if you're anything like me, i have a feeling you are, before you eat anything you check the date. if it's passed you chuck it in the garbage but this morning
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throw out everything you know. there's a new study that says the use by dates on the labels have nothing to do with food safety. in fact, the food may still be good for weeks, months, even years past the date. >> reporter: go to the grocery store and the stamps are on everything. use by, sell by, better if used by, best if used by. what does it all mean. >> no good. >> reporter: for this mother of two, it means toss anything past the date so her family doesn't get sick. >> i fear what might be seeping into the cans or what kind of bacteria is growing in there. i have no idea. >> reporter: in fact, americans chuck 160 billion pounds of food every year. an average family of four throwing away $1,560. but hang on, a lot of that out of date food is perfectly good. in fact, this new study from
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harvard and the nrdc finds those sell by dates are confusing and misleading. >> people think these are expiration dates. they think if they eat the food after this date they're going to get sick but it's not true. >> reporter: emily is the lead author of the study. she says food can be totally safe well past the date. from cereal, to salad dressings, even eggs. >> when i see use by or sell by on a product, what does that mean? >> it has nothing to do with safety at all. it's just a manufacturers best guess of when that food will be the freshest and at the best quality. >> reporter: and how inferrers come up with those dates? it's often ugh regulated and varying from state to state. >> if i eat food past the date i'm not going to get sick. >> there's not a single instance of food bourn illness or poisoning after that date. >> reporter: all of this a game changer for jennifer who says
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she is going to hold on to her food longer. >> i think it would definitely save me some money. >> that one is still good. >> there are products with expiration dates on them, exp, one is infant formula. that's tightly controlled and we also think a lot about milk and fresh meats. those dates are pretty accurate. >> we have products here and you'll go through them. dairy, you get into dairy and meat, people basically adhere to those dates. >> yeah, you should. >> eggs, though? >> no, that's the surprising thing. when you buy eggs and see the sell by or use by dates on it, it usually go a couple of days after that. eggs are good to three to five weeks after that. write down the date you bought it. it's good up to five weeks after that. >> cereal, crackers, how long after these? >> nine months to a year they'll stay good if they remain
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unopened. not only should you not throw this out but if your local grocery store is having a sell, you can put them in your cabinet and save money. >> condiments, mustard, ketchup, salad dressing and mayonnaise. most people probably hold these past the date. >> remind me not to come over to your house for dinner. >> i think they do. >> but mayonnaise too. >> i wouldn't do that. >> it's okay. it has nothing to do with food safety. these can last and that includes mayonnaise for one and a half years after you buy it if they remain unopened. >> if my house we have never gotten past the expiration date on ketchup. we go through that quickly. same with peanut butter. >> this is the real shocker, if you keep these unopened, three to four years peanut butter will stay good. god knows what's in it. >> once you open it, pay more attention to these dates. it's all about the smell test just like you would do with milk, for any of these products, smell it.
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if it smells bad you probably shouldn't eat it. if you see active mold on it, you can scrape that off and still taste it. this is about freshness. you can eat it and probably not get sick. >> but it's still keeping your family safe and saving you a lot of money. >> jeff rossen, thank you. up next, we'll check in with tamron in the orange room and we'll talk more about the fall out over our candid conversation with miley cyrus. >> and a little later on, carrie in the coffee shop. the viral video that had unsuspected customers fearing for their lives right after this. ( telephone rings )
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>> tamron is in the orange room and worked out the technical difficulties. >> she put on a memorable performance but the interview still has people talking. >> move on to something else. >> well, i heard when you turn 40 things start to go a little less sexual. >> don't say that. >> probably around 40. i heard that's when people don't have sex anymore. so i guess maybe around then. >> miley cyrus lit up the internet with her comments about no sex after 40. >> well, she is going to be really pleasantly surprised. >> probably just gets better. >> she's young. i understand her saying that. i might have said that when i was 20. >> but the 20-something singer maybe on to something, a survey from the journal of sexual medicine shows sex does drop at age 40. >> the survey says 71% of male and 64% of family 30 somethings are active and 40 somethings it
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drops to 61 and 56%. by the 50s, it's down to 44 and 29%. still more than a few people are happy to tell the we can't stop singer that they don't stop. >> no age limit, you know? not at all. you just got to keep going until you drop dead. >> sex after 40 absolutely and matt knows that. >> all right. >> i have no idea who that is. >> we have a poll we sent out to our viewers as well to get their thoughts on it and, you know, i had a little trouble earlier -- >> oh, wow. >> i brought my miley singer with me. i'm going to own this screen today. here we go guys. john daily, the famous golfer tweeted out love your showing at today show and your music. i do disagree with you i'm over 40 and sex is just as good as it was when i was 20. and he's saying that wearing
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those pants. our survey, do you think people have less sex after the age of 40. survey says, 39% say yes. 61 say no. i say, listen, when you're 20 you always think that 40 year olds aren't having sex and when you're 40 you think that about 60 but you know what you're doing in your bedroom and that's all that matters. >> i didn't hear a thing after miley said she thought i was 40 years old. >> you looked it. >> yeah. >> we'll be back rig let's do a wake up call. nothing wrong with taupe. but nope. let's open up a can of this. and match this. let's validate, navigate, and then let's get after it. paint, no. let's do... pow. let's do this. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. behr premium plus interior. starting at just $23.46 a gallon.
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right now news 4 is following several breaking news stories. first police say a man tried to rob an off-duty officer about an hour ago on 18th street near minnesota avenue. we're told the female overs shot the man trying to rob her. no word this morning on how the man is doing right now. we're also following breaking news in prince william county where two bodies were found in a burning mobile home. right now a third person is unaccounted for. the roof collapsed at the home on fuller heights road in training. so far no word on what caused the fire. we have crews at both of these scenes gathering information. we'll have the very latest on we'll have the very latest on nbc a
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tracking breaking news on i-95. an update on the earlier accident northbound. this is prior to center port parkway. earlier the left shoulder lane was getting by, and now just the right lane is blocked. that's some good news. tom, seeing an eight-mile backup. >> a chill in the air. in the 50s now and later today in the
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it's 8:00 on today, coming up, a child sent home from school with a letter saying she is too heavy. a florida family now fighting back. >> plus after years of debate, is there finally proof marilyn monroe had plastic surgery? >> and spectacular imagines from national geographics look at the race to save wild rhinos. today, october 8th, 2013. >> kentucky girls love matt and savannah. >> good morning to you. >> i'm from tennessee and i'm turning 30 on "today". >> happy birthday. >> hello there. >> i do want to give a big shout
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out to our teachers, friends and family, ohio. >> do you you see that sign right there? it said i'm 60. good morning everyone. i'm savannah guthrie along side matt lauer and al roker. >> coming up, they're always a lot of fun, we have great items in the studio right now including the wedding dress worn by julie andrews in the sound of music. >> cool. >> that is really good. plus rare items from marilyn monroe all the way to captain kirk and princess diana. >> and on education nation, teachers making house calls. is it a good idea in we'll let you know. >> let's head to natalie with the top stories. >> good morning. good morning everyone. the government shutdown is hitting home for some u.s. families that already paid a
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huge price. as andrea mitchell reported earlier, the families of five u.s. troops killed over the weekend in afghanistan have been told they won't get death penalties to help with funeral or flights to meet their loved ones coffins because of the shutdown. a death gratuity is wired to families within 36 hours of a military death to help with funeral and other expenses. the pentagon is assessing whether a law last week to pay the military during the shutdown may apply in this case. >> with one crisis still unresolved congress is turning to the debt issue. they're raising the borrowing limit enough to last until next year's election. the white house has not ruld out a short-term extension to prevent an unprecedented default on government obligations. the northeast is cleaning up from a storm that left a trail of downed trees from pennsylvania to massachusetts. thousands of customers spent the
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night without electricity. no reports of injuries. protestors ran for cover last night when the car they overturned made contact with a bonfire and exploded. the blast threw debris 300 yards in the air. no word on any injuries. the protestors were angry they had not received their government rent allowances. a florida law that requires students to have health screenings is stirring up controversy. the parents of a young girl in florida spoke out about their family's experience with what they say is a hurtful fat letter. >> 6th grader lily is a star volleyball player. at 5'3", 120 pounds she looks like your average 11-year-old. >> she is athletic and tall. >> but when she started school she was sent home with a letter from the health department. it said she was overweight. they require all public school students to get health
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screenings at the start of the year. her body mass index puts her at the category of at risk. >> it says that and tells you to go to their website and the at risk turns to lily is overweight. >> reporter: they worry what effect the so-called fat letter will have on their daughter. >> don't send the letter home with the kids. how hard is it to put the letters in the mail. >> reporter: a spokeswoman says these screenings are meant to alert parents to potential health problems. >> we want parents to realize that it's only a screening tool. >> reporter: but they don't think a hurtful letter is the answer. >> this letter can do no good. if a kid is overweight, they know they're overweight. >> and on a different note, they say don't cry over spilled milk, but this just may leave some people weeping. take a look. two women were shopping for wine and they were not hoda and kathie lee. they were near where a store employee was stocking the
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shelves and then down the whole thing fell. the wine and expensive booze collapsed creating the massive mess. the video has gone viral and we're crying here over it. it's 8:05. back out side to matt, savannah, and al. >> i hate to see that. >> let's go over to al. he's across the plaza with the weather. >> that's right. all the way down here. who is this young man? >> this is michael. >> where are you guys from? >> rochester, new york. >> thanks so much. ee you. see you. let's see what we've got for you. starting off the day. you can see a lot of wet weather is making the way across the southeast. let's head to chicago. it's a nice day there us a look at wrigley field. next three days looking pretty good. sunny, temperatures getting up into the mid-70s thanks to earth cam for that picture, and as you can see we're look at a beautiful day today in the northeast on into the great lakes. more wet weather making its way into the pacific northwest. plenty of sunshine from the gulf into the southwest.
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that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. it is chilly. still temperatures with a employed sky are in the 50s and 40s throughout much of the region. just past 8:00 in the morning, much of maryland, virginia and west virginia just in the mid-40s. later today though with some sunshine we should make it into the mid to upper 60s. a little sun in and out. highs mid-60s and might get showers on wednesday late afternoon into the evening hours and off and on showers are likely. thursday and and happy birthday to grandma peg. 90 years old. where are you from. >> well, i started out in bronxville, new york. >> you made it here. fantastic. another ten years to willard can wish you a happy birthday. back to you. >> thank you so much. happy birthday. she looks beautiful. coming up, why a tweet about breaking bad has a local tv news anchor in a bit of hot water
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new $100 bills and today maybe the day you can actually get your hands on these redesigned c notes. lucky for us they're right here. federal security officials brought them to us. >> great security little features on this. there's a band that reveals the phrase 100 usa when you hold the bill up to the light. there is a blue 3-d security ribbon right down the center. now to the right of that is a color shifting bellow kated in an ink well. >> oh it changes color. >> yes. >> also new an imagine of the quill pen used to sign the declarati declaration of independence. >> very modern. >> i'd like to further study those. >> thank you. trending on reuters, what is in your chicken nuggets? do you want to know the answer for this? this is tough for me. researchers in mississippi say that only half of what is in a chicken nugget is actually
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chicken. >> yeah. >> the rest is nugget? >> do you want to know what the other half is? fat, blood vessels? kids are you listening? pieces of bone. even so one of the researchers says nuggets are okay to eat occasionally. the chicken industry says nuggets are an excellent source of protein especially for picky eaters like mine. >> mine are at school already. >> bone? >> everything tastes better fried, as a southerner. >> it still tastes like chicken. >> trending on twitter, breaking bad? a knew anchor with a philadelphia tv station is catching a lot of flak for a story she tied to the hit cable show breaking bad. after a series of shootings she tweeted thought "breaking bad" was hot last sunday. see who is breaking bad in southwest philly leaving six people shot tonight at 10:00. >> so far she is standing by
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that tweet. she says she was highlighting the very real life drama of the story. >> oh, yeah. >> that's when you write out your tweet, you take a breath, you walk away, you come back and then you decide. >> i need to put a breathalyzer on my blackberry. i'll get a tweet and he's like don't do it. don't do it. back away. >> before you know it, you're in trouble. >> that explains a lot. >> what is she sending you? >> i don't know. did you see her do meet the press? she was fantastic. trending on youtube, imagine you're out for your morning cup of coffee and then this happens: >> oh my god. >> that sucks, i'm sorry. >> that just got all over my stuff. >> just get away from me.
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just get away from me. >> wow. this video obviously a set up prank to promote a remake of the horror flick carrie. >> oh my god. >> yeah. our good pals did this and rigged the tables, the books by remote control and those reactions are all from real people. not actors. >> that's very clever. very clever. at one point she goes like this and all the tables go flying out of the way. very intense. >> off the wall. >> let's wrap it up. yesterday we had tom hanks here, right? talking about his new movie captain phillips. he asked if he could use my dressing room to hang out and get his make up done. so when i went after the show to my dressing room to see what happened. everybody was in good order. we even catered and put fruit and water down for him and then i looked at my computer and i found this note left behind from
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mr. hanks. matt lauer is a pope. >> i believe it's a d. >> oh, i thought it was a pope. >> no, he signed it tom hanks. >> survey says. >> now i wouldn't have even shown that. >> you know it's funny, tom left me a note too. savannah, you sure are super. smily face. >> the writing doesn't match. >> and given that it has a smiley face, that's something you wrote. >> do we have a breathalyzer for savannah. >> i wrote it to myself. >> it's a dope. got it. >> and that is what is trending today. coming up, memorabilia from some of the biggest icons from marilyn monroe to william shatner. but first, 120 million people around the world deal with depression and many deal with it alone. willie geist met a young man working to change that.
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good morning. >> good morning. he is an unlikely advocate for mental health. he's a 20-year-old from canada, popular kid in high school. a basketball star that's an aspiring comic but beneath the laugher there's deep pain. kevin says he was leading a double life. >> i look at the school and i would know in my head that i'm about to walk in there and smile, laugh, high five people, and put on a total front. >> what did depression feel like at first? how did you know you had it? >> i felt like i couldn't be happy. you're sitting there and you feel like you're on the sidelines and not in the game. >> kevin believes his depression was triggered by two events in his life. the tragic loss of a best friend and, later, his parents divorce. >> i started to hate myself. i couldn't explain why or justify why to anyone so i didn't feel like i could talk about it. >> he used sports as an outlet but he hit his lowest point at
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what should have been a high. >> we just won a high school basketball championship. i was the leading scorer of the tournament, first team all star. i had everything that i had thought of for four years and i realized that that wasn't going to take away my pain. >> at the age of 17, kevin sat on his bed with a bottle of pills, a pen and a paper and contemplated taking his life. >> i remember this one moment when i was writing and i got to the end of the page and i realized that i have never once talked about any of these things. never and if someone were to read this, a friend or family member, my coach, my teammates, they would have no idea. and i thought that i can't quit on myself until i try and help myself. and it just broke me open. >> reporter: as part of his recovery kevin began speaking at schools. >> what you really fear the most isn't the suffering inside of you, it's the stigma inside of others. it's the shame, it's the
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embarrassment. >> reporter: and eventually caught the attention of t.e.d., an organization dedicated to sharing ideas. >> we live in a world where if you break your arm everyone runs over to sign your cast but if you tell people you're depressed, everyone runs the other way. >> reporter: within weeks of the online appearance his video went viral. hitting home for millions who suffer in silence and for those who love them. >> in my ways i'm grateful for my depression. what do you mean by that? >> life is about doality. there's happiness and sadness and light and dark and hope and hurt. for me, nothing in my life ever helped me understand more about myself, more about others, more about life than dealing with depression. >>. >> reporter: an impressive young man. it went viral because his story
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is common. he wants to move the conversation forward and end the shame and stigma attached to mental illness. you can see the entire t.e.d. talk by logging on to it's a good one. >> it's a good conversation starter, too, willie. thank you so much. we'll continue that conversation with gail saltz. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> 1.5 million hits for this 10 minute talk about depression. are you surprised it struck a cord? >> no. on one hand one out of every ten teens has depression. everyone knows somebody that has depression. everybody can relate to this and to the feeling that you have to fake it and you have to hide and the shame of it. on the other hand, it's very unique. he is to brave to step out and be willing to do this for an adolescent that is extremely unique. >> i also think he's very eloquent. he says real depression isn't being sad when something in your life goes wrong, real depression is being sad when everything in your life is going right.
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do you agree with that? >> absolutely. depression is a biologic process. it's something that's going on in your brain that causes you to feel sad doesn't have to do necessarily with what's going on around you. it's an illness and it is so important. >> he talks about his personal experience. coming close to trying to commit suicide and i'm reminded that young boys have higher suicide rates than young girls. >> they tend to use more lethal methods but also boys are even less likely to seek help than girls. they're less likely to talk about their feelings so they don't necessarily get into treatment as ready. >> sometimes parents don't know what warning signs to look for. >> they don't. but the truth is the signs are always there. you have to actually sit down with your kid and ask them how they're feeling. we tend to go through our day, how are you? and we don't really mean that because we don't want to hear that things aren't okay but if you actually sat down and said really, really tell me how you're feeling and if they start
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to tell you they're having problems you need to ask do you have any thoughts of ending your life or suicide because you can intervene. you can intervene and treat depression but you can't suicide. >> it's an important discussion to have. thank you for being here. now, here's matt. >> thanks. every once in awhile we get to feel like we're in hollywood with the help of the executive director of julian's auctions. they're getting ready for a special lot in november called icons and idols hollywood. martin is here with a sneak peek at the treasures that will be up for bid. good morning. >> good morning. >> did you hears the ahs when this item came out of the box. this was the wedding grown that julie andrews wore in sound of music. tell me about it. >> it comes from a huge memorabilia collector. 1965 the movie was made. budget of 8 million. grossed 286 million.
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hugely popular. everybody today still loves the movie. >> i read in the notes there's been some postproduction alab a alterations. >> the studios would use these dresses for different events and weddings. so hence the operation. >> it is the one she wore. >> any idea? >> 30 to 50,000 but that's a conservative estimate. >> we'll disagree on this one. these are x-rays from marilyn monroe. >> it talks to the fact that she did have plastic surgery in the 1950s. we all thought she had but this speaks to the fact that yes, she had. >> some of the names marilyn miller. she was married to author miller. >> that's a name she would have used. she had a fall in the morning of
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june 7th, 2:00 a.m. and she was brought into the surgery to protect her. >> people love marilyn. they have a love affair with her. >> beam me up scotty. >> yes. >> captain kirk. >> this is signed by william shatner. >> yes. this is highly sought after. it's very coelectabllectible. what do you think it will fetch. >> 30 to 50,000 on this. >> wow, okay. i've got to do this. i'm sorry. you tell me what this is. >> i have to say it to you, never do that again, as on tton would say. >> how cool is that? >> yes, the lone ranger from 49 to 5 1 and 54 to 57.
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this is his favorite he gave up for auction. >> highly collectible and sought after. 40 to 60,000 on this one. >> let's move on here. >> princess diana, items that have any connection to her are still wildly popular. >> similar to marilyn monroe we have the young fresh beauty of princess diana with who would be a grandmother today. this is designed by catherine walker. >> do you know when this was designed? >> early 90s and princess diana was always doing things for charity and her son william encouraged his mom to sell dresses to raise money for charity. >> but she wore this to a private function. >> she did and then she sold it and it raised money for charity and william encouraged her to do this. >> we just lost the actor who wore this two episodes in the sopranos. this was tony sopranos track
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suit from episode, i think, in season three and season two. james gandolfini. >> yes. tony soprano and a gentleman as well. he was such a great guy. >> any idea what this might go for? >> 2 to 4,000. we don't know how collectible he has become since he passed away. typically the value soars. >> thank you so much. >> coming up billy bush heads to the jungle to show us wha
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we're following some breaking news at 8:26. first, d.c. police are investigating an officer-involved shooting. they tell us a man tried to rob an off-duty officer on 18th street near minnesota avenue. that female officer shot the man trying to rob her. no word on his condition at this point. now to danella with some breaking news on the roads. >> that's right, aaron. i've been following this accident on i-95 in virginia for some time. an update for you. as you travel just prior to center port parkway, that earlier accident, it's out of the roadway, good news, so your delay at one point was eight miles. now just four miles, still pretty slow at least it's not eight miles. a live look past route 3, and are you slow as you continue northbound. aaron? aaron? >>
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good morning. you definitely need a jacket before you step out the dore. it's only in the 40s throughout most of the region. that includes our nearby suburbs. mid-50s right in washington and by the bay later today in the 60s. a little sunshine in and out and clouds coming and going and then increasing clouds on wednesday. afternoon highs tomorrow into the mid-60s. we may get some rain late wednesday afternoon into evening wednesday evening. a greater chance on thursday, friday and also perhaps on satu
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this tuesday morning, the 8th day of october, 2013. out on the plaza on what looks like a beautiful day. i'm matt lauer with savannah guthrie, natalie morales, al roker, and tamron hall. how about this for an idea. teachers making house calls. >> yeah. >> a good idea or bad idea? we'll take you inside some households to get a closer look. >> also ahead, billy bush like you have never seen him before. he leaves the red carpet and heads to napal for a cause near
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and dear to him. it's the battle to save an endangered rhino. we know he is afraid of his own shadow. >> i didn't know about that. >> yes and he's a hypochondriac. >> an intense new movie. this is called 12 years based on the story of a black man from new york state sold into slavery. >> this is overused but people are talk about a possible best actor nomination for him. >> can't wait to see it. >> first, we have bob harper here, of course the long time trainer on the hit show "the biggest loser." good to see you bob. >> hi. >> 15 seasons. >> wow, that's a long time. >> i've been on every one. >> that's incredible. >> i'm tired. i'm a little tired. >> why do you think the show
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continues to resinate with people? >> i think that people are always looking for some sort of information to stay motivated. that's the one question i get all the time. how do i stay motivated? getting the weight off is the easy part. it's keeping it off. >> i know you changed things up a little bit this season. so the trainers get a hand in some of the casting. did you like that? >> i hated it. all of these people would come in with stories that were heart break and i was like why can't we take all of them, please? jillian loved it. >> and reuben studdard is making an appearance. you're trying to help him. >> yeah, he is on this season. he is a huge super star in the reality business and great singer and he came in and showed his vulnerable side. it was great to have him on the show. >> meanwhile, to answer how do i stay motivated, people not wanting to get to the gym this morning, what are you saying to
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them? >> make a right choice at lunch today and those kind of steps will just like transform your whole life. >> bob harper, always good to have you. >> thank you. >> congratulations on a big anniversary. the biggest loser, next tuesday, october 15th, here. congratulations an a big an verse, premiers next next tuesday 8:00 central time here on nbc. >> al, a check of the weather. >> a little bit of remnants of karen off the southeastern coast. that will be bringing rain there. some heavy. windy conditions in the northern plains. gorgeous here in the northeast. a little on the cooler side. continues tomorrow. that rain makes its way into the mid-atlantic states. beach erosion and rain from central california into the pacific northwest. sunny and warm through central texas and on into the great lakes. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. that carolina coastal system giving us some clouds this
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morning and a northerly wind giving us chill. upper 40s in the nearby neighborhood and reaching the low to mid-60s and clouds coming >> any time you need that weather, go to the weather channel on cable or online. >> al, thank you very much. >> up next, does your kid's teacher make house calls? more and more are doing that and it's making a difference. >> plus billy bush travels to the jungles to help save the rare rhinos that are
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this morning on education nation, we're talking about house calls. across the country more schools are encouraging teachers to meet parents outside the classroom. >> but does it really make a difference when your teacher comes into your living room.
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well, erica hill went to st. paul minnesota to find out. >> hi. >> hello. >> reporter: it's not every day your child's teachers come to call. yet across the country, home visits are becoming more common. the goal, stronger relationships and better learning. >> often times we forget that the parents are the first teachers so when you go and build a relationship with families and they show their children how enthusiastic they are, that transfers into children. >> reporter: in minnesota, the st. paul parent teacher home visit project is now in it's third year. modelled on an initiative started in sacramento 15 years ago, there are now similar projects at more than 200 schools across 14 states and the district of columbia. at each visit, teachers ask parents a simple question. what are your hopes and dreams for your child. >> there's nothing more powerful than for a child to hear a mother say this is what i
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dreamed for my child. >> reporter: veteran teacher sarah benedict is just weeks into her first year with the program. already she sees the benefits. >> julianna's mom said one of my main concerns is that math homework is so difficult because of the language barrier. i have been able to make adaptations in how i'm presenting the homework. >> your teachers go to all of your houses. >> yeah. >> yeah? >> reporter: the kids are also inspired. >> i was excited about telling her stuff that i like because i really like to do a lot of stuff in the classroom because i want to learn and i want to like get in college and be a good student. >> reporter: across town, he is in his third year with his teacher. but it wasn't until she started home visits that things clicked. >> that sealed the deal because we're all on the same page. >> a lot of creativity with playing. so it's been enlightening for
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me. >> reporter: better understanding of home life means a different approach at school and it's paying off. >> she is not just a teacher anymore, you know? she's part of the family. >> reporter: atikis is more comfortable and better about doing his homework. >> you use a lot of your personal time. >> totally worth it. >> reporter: a seemingly small investment in time with an enormous pay off. for today, erica hill, nbc news, st. paul minnesota. >> it's a great idea but if your teacher doesn't make house calls, we've got information for parents this morning. >> that's right. this is exciting. parents can do a lot to help their children continue to learn outside the classroom. nbc news launched a new website called the parent tool kit. it gives parents guidance on how to do that. it's being rolled out as part of education nation. it's a great resource for parents. >> what's the goal here? >> to allow parents to have an
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online resource they can go to. standards are changing all the time and it's arranged by grade level. parents can click on the grade and see benchmarks and ensure their children are reaching the academic milestones. >> you talk about the standards and benchmarks they can be confusing. so if i have a first grader, how do i find out if he is hitting the benchmarks? >> you can click on the benchmarks and growth charts. it tells you these are things your child should be doing. read and write numbers from 20 through 120. quickly read words that appear in text by sight and you want to guide them through the process in learning and it's an additional resource to work along side with what the teachers are teaching in the classroom because your kid's success in school is so dependent on parental involvement. >> also information about if your child needs help outside the classroom? >> exactly. these tips for parents, first
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grade, they should be counting using items like blocks, pennies, candy, play word games with your kids. read words on road signs. just some examples and it goes through pre-k through 12th grade. >> all part of education nation. natalie, thank you very much. much more about this by the way on up next, billy bush heads to the jungle to help save some rare and powerful rhinos. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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billy bush is the anchor of "access hollywood," cohost of access holly wood live. he's also got something called chasing rhinos with billy bush.
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take a look. >> we've nearly maxed out our capture window when the temperature rises. our 19 elephants surround the rhino. the animal is in our sight. everything is now on the line. >> he's got the gun up. he's aiming. got him. >> got him. >> billy bush, good morning. >> yeah, it's a frightening piece of video. we got him. we got him. but that's just a dart. that's 3 milligrams of sedative to take down a 15 foot tank. >> i want to talk about the process in a second. could we talk about you for a second, though. >> what are you doing? >> i've known you for a long time and you're not the first guy i would pick to get on an elephant and go chasing down rhinos. you're like a hypochondriac and clumsy also. >> you should have seen me over
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there. fish out of water. i was the perfect person for this and my great friend is a guy who runs natgeo and he brought the subject to me. it's heartbreaking when you really look at the stats. this is funny right here. this is just taking a break from the intense action. elephants are bathing in the water. they're playful, big guys and they're great. >> great. >> but i am the fish out of water. it was a perfect way to -- you know, this is a story that needs to be told. i'm a guy that talks to mainstream every day and these kinds of stories don't make it into our run down but they effected my heart then maybe i would have the opportunity to do that. >> tell us what the mission was here because as we saw in the opening sound bite, you were trying to capture a rhino and collar it and rerelease it back into the wild. what was the purpose of that? >> you want to keep the population up. nature is out of balance.
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other species rely on rhinos and the population is doing fine now but it suffered several years ago. these guys are fabulous. the guys around me, park rangers and military that are working to keep them safe. the collar goal, what we're doing there is putting the collar on and then we can track him and now we have unmanned drones that we flew above the park so you can keep track of the population that way. >> and there's some moment of danger in this. real danger. first of all is that rhino wakes up from the sedative early that's a moment of danger but also there's poachers there and you could find yourself in between a poacher and a rhino. >> absolutely. but think about it. you're a poacher -- let's say you're a farmer in napal and you make 10 cents a week trying to feed four kids and a guy that runs a poaching ring comes to you and says we get $35,000 for
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a rhino horn, get me one horn. >> that's a situation right there and if you got poor kids you have to consider that. >> this is dramatic. it culminates with the capture of the rhino. you took part in that. what was your job, billy. >> i actually had -- >> you know i asked. >> they surprised me at the end. they're on the ground and we have a 15 minute window to get our work done and the head doctor says okay billy bush take the temperature and i said okay and i run around to the front and i said just open his mouth and they gave me a digital thermometer and said not the front. around we go to the back and for a powerful beast like this, he would not budge. it was impossible to take the temperature. finally it was 97.7. >> i would have guessed. >> oh, yeah. >> doing fine from my end. >> he's at 98. >> i'm going to guess you don't have to do that on the red carpet too often. >> no, i should probably, but
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no. >> great idea. >> thank you. >> chasing rhinos with billy bush airs sunday night, 9:00, 8:00 central time on nat geo wild. if you'd like more information on how to help the rhinos, head to >> up next, the star of 12 years a
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one of the stars of the movie that's attracting a lot of attention leading up to award season. this is called "12 years a slave." it's based on the true story of a free man kidnapped into slavery in the 19th century. take a look. >> my family, and my home. now you tell me all is lost? that's the way to survive. well, i don't want to survive: i want to live. >> good morning. nice to see you. >> morning. >> wow, that's the first word that comes to mind. they gave me a screener of this last night. i watched most of it. i haven't seen the end yet. at times i couldn't watch and most times i couldn't turn away. do you understand what i mean by
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that? >> i do. i mean, i was always -- when i read the script and i read the book, i was just devastated by it, actually and there was so many times when i was reading it that i had to put it down for a second and breathe a little and take a moment. so yeah, i think it's such a beautiful story. i always thought it was an amazingly -- it's not pretty, it's just beautiful, you know, in a way. >> let's just give the history here. he is a free black man living in upstate new york. living well. he has a wife and children. he's a talented musician and he basically gets abducted into slavery. >> it happened, a lot, as soon as slavery was made illegal in terms of getting slaves from africa it started to happen that people would be kidnapped off the streets in new york, a lot of children as well and sold into slavery in the south. this is the only account that we have from somebody that went
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through the experience and survived it and was able to tell their story. >> and this is a treasure trove because he did write a memoir about it. what did you learn? >> the whole process was to try to get as close to him as possible in away and understand this remarkable person and his life and to have that first-person historical narrative was invaluable to me as an actor and amazing thing to look at and draw from tnch. >> there are whippings, there are hangings, as difficult as it is for a viewer, what was it like as an actor to shoot scenes like that? >> it's always interesting because to me it was a privilege. i wanted to tell the story and i wanted to be inside of the experience and to tell the story of solomon's life and even the moments that are hard or complex
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were sort of, i just felt connected to what he went through. >> i want to mention brad pitt has a small role in this. also producer on the movie. and i read something you said in an interview, that you don't see him as purely a bad guy. that he's dealing with some pain of his own. can you explain that? >> i think it's that thing about people if you're trying to tell stories about people, real people, you have to look at them as three dimensional characters. they're not two dimensional and that's the thing with michael's character who is essentially this horrific guy. but there's a human being there and that's what is really engaging an that's what is engageli engaging about the book and the story is you're dealing with real people. >> here we are in october. we're moving into award season and i know you heard this but you are already placed on a very short list for best actor at the
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academy awards. and you're just staring at me. >> what. >> what does it mean? >> it's amazing, you know? i suppose i'm deeply proud of this film and i'm really excited to get it out there and for people to see it and to get their reactions to it and it's something that i think working with steve mcqueen who is an extraordinary film maker who has been the most amazing experience of my life in terms of an actor and beyond that. so i'm thrilled to be in this moment. >> i think we're going to be hearing your name a lot over the next several months. congratulations on this. >> thank you. >> by the way, 12 years a slave hits theaters on october 18th. we'll be back
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breaking news at 8:56. d.c. police are investigating a shooting involving an off-duty officer. they tell us a man tried to rob the female officer on 18th street near minnesota avenue. she shot the man. news 4's melissa mallay says witnesses heard several shots and now danella and road closures near the scene. >> heading to southeast for folks traveling in the area. be aware, 18th street and southeast is closed between q and r street while police are investigating. now traveling 395, lanes are blocked. just the right shoulder going to get you past duke street.
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good morning. approaching 9:00. still chilly. temperatures in the 40s. much of the region to near 50. later today into the 60s and partly sunny. then likely some rain moving in late on wednesday into wednesday night. off and on thursday into friday and maybe on
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is today's take with al roker, natalie morales, and willie geist, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to today on this tuesday morning, october 8th, 2013. i'm willie geist along with al roker and natalie morales. good morning to everybody. >> good morning. >> we talk about the crykrypton. >> my al roker kryptonite. >> that's cool. >> thanks. >> it's incredible. >> exactly. >> so yesterday, we thought this was awe one time situation, the olympic flame went out, the guy runs out with the zippo lighter. here's the situation. this is an unusual ceremony. getting the sochi olympics kicked off. it goes out but as he starts looking around. got a light? who's got a light? a little help here.
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>> here we go. >> guy runs out with a zippo lighter. >> it happens again, right? >> a torch barrier on monday afternoon jogging along the embankment on the other side of the river when his also extinguished. >> this is starting to be bad luck, right? >> now does the zippo guy travel with him? >> there's the back up flame. >> the back up torch to light the other torch. >> they're taking it out of one and putting it in the other. >> that was too official. >> i thought olympic flames, it's always going. >> it's the internal flame. >> it's the eternal flame but not so much. >> we're sure they're going to workout the kinks and these will be a wonderful winter olympic games. >> i hope this isn't the precursor because putin isn't going to be happy.
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those two guys never been seen again. >> don't do that in putin's russia. >> they were taken off the streets. >> things are going to get better. february 7th, here on nbc. >> the networks. >> the family of networks. how deep do we want to go here. so we talked before about the fat letters. there's a state law in a few states that require students to have health screenings and weight checks including florida. one family is upset there. the parent of an 11-year-old girl speaking out about their family's experience with a hurtful fat letter. >> she's very athletic and 5'3", weighs 127 pounds. this letter, apparently the florida health department, the way they measure a child's dispossession or if they're on their way to being overweight is they take a look at their body mass index which is your height according to your weight. >> yeah. >> and she looks perfectly
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healthy to anyone else. she comes athletic. >> according to the orlando sentinel her height was off by two inches, but whether it is or not why would they put the letter in the backpack of the child. mail it to the people's homes. what a bone headed move. >> right. because then it gives the child -- you know, she is going to feel like this fat letter is in my backpack. how embarrassing is that. >> she's not fat. she looks good. she's athletic. >> it says at risk and tells you to go to their website and when you do that it turns to lily is overweight. don't send the letter home with the kids. how hard is it to put these letters in the mail? this letter can do no good. if a kid is overweight, they know they're overweight. >> the term fat letter is used by opponents of the letters but the health department says their screenings are meant to alert parents to potential health problems for kids that really do
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have a problem. >> i suppose so but it could not go into the kid's backpack or given to the kid. it should be mailed to the parent's home. >> a agree. it's all about sensitivity and children at that age, she is only 11 years old and there's so many children with eating disorders at that age. the last thing you want to do is put that in a child's head. >> bone head move. >> for one thing, anything that went in my backpack from my parents when i was a kid, never made it to my parents. >> never got signed. >> gone. unless it was straight as which was never happening. i didn't have that problem. punishing or bullying. a texas dad is publicly shaming his son who he accuses of bullying other kids. last tuesday the boy was forced to stand on a street corner with a pink sign as punishment. the sign read i am a bully, honk if you hate bullies. it's causing a lot of reaction.
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the facebook page full of messages. some applauding the father's actions and others questions it. here's what he says in defending it. >> it's also a form of public humiliation and maybe he understands when he humiliates someone publicly it doesn't feel good. the next time he feels like he wants to bully someone he'll think about it twice. >> i think that's a case of really over the top tough love. i think it goes a little too far. >> i don't know. >> i think it's too much. >> it's one thing when they put criminals or adults and make them wear the sandwich board. even this is a kid. handle it in your own home. >> i feel like it's bullying your own child in public. >> it is. >> and it's teaching them the example of bullying right there. >> it's not much different than hitting your kid, you know, in a sense? your kid hits so you hit them. >> i think there's a way to talk to your kids about it and make sure they know what's right and what's wrong. >> resolve that in the privacy
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of your home. so three votes against. >> yeah. >> okay. did you know hugh jackman was a gym teacher in his past life? >> i didn't. >> he looks like a gym teacher. >> he doesn't look like a gym teacher i had ever. >> i wish he was my gym teacher. >> okay. easy now. >> down girl. >> easy now. >> come on. >> he was a gym teacher in london before his acting career blew up and he recently ran into one of his former students as he spoke to the media at a film festival. >> hello. >> good to see you. >> i'm all right. so you're getting an award tonight for contributions to film and stage. how do you feel about that. >> i feel good, but i'm sorry, man, we go way back. i used to teach you at a high school in p.e. and i want to know how your physical education is progressing. it's very important to me. you guys don't know that but this man here, i used to teach
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you in london. that's right. how is your education going? >> going great. >> did i set you up for life? >> definitely. >> i think rollo was going to try to go under the radar and not acknowledge the relationship but he was like i'm calling you out. >> how many push ups can you do? >> ever run into an old teacher? >> i did. we were shooting a story about what's the quickest way to get the work. either take the bus, bike, or car and i was stopped at a light. >> i taught you english. >> oh my gosh. how are you. >> great. >> a little less hair now. >> yeah. >> here we go. >> and do you still call him mr. brennan? >> and the other thing i find fascinating is we thought these teachers were so much older than
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us and in some cases five, six years, maybe seven years older. >> there's that separation because they're a teacher. we had a 7th grade english teacher that seemed to sophisticated and he was just out of college. in hindsight, he was five years older than we were. >> we had a high school teacher, i went to high school here in manhattan. she was our biology teacher. grace lemore. >> everybody had a crush on her. >> she wasn't a gym teacher. >> no. >> natalie only goes for gym teachers. >> i had a gym teacher, mr. hingley. he was a drill sergeant in the army retired. i hated doing push ups but after he taught me i could do the thumb to thumb push ups. i can't do them anymore. >> now you run triathalons. >> i hated gym but he got me to love sports.
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>> i think we got to find him. >> i wonder if he is still around. i hope so. >> here's a terrible idea, the death watch. would you buy a watch that predicts the moment you will die? >> oh, gosh. >> yes, it's called the ticker watch. they're hoping to raise money on kick starter to fund the project. >> it's not out yet. >> no, but you fill out a questionnaire about your medical history before subtracting your age to get your death score and it counts down the seconds until your death. >> who is going to want that? >> why. >> you have five years left. >> i guess the idea is you live every day to it's fullest and maybe you appreciate because you're looking, i've got three more years to go. >> no, you don't want to know. >> do you know who came up with this idea? the folks from the collier county health department in florida. another bone head idea. >> we bring it back around. >> let's get a look at sk#y(1 w0 you don't want we hx >> you mow who toda up with
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idea the folks from the collier county health the+>vntjo southe: lcf1 o >> showers and thunderstorms degree off the the aroun k+o theh rññqcountry. >> good morning. still chilly at 9:10 in the morning temperatures in the 50s in the suburbs and later today though we should be climbing into the 60s throughout much of the region, and we'll have a little sunshine in and out. high clouds coming through and then tomorrow increasing clouds. highs into the mid-60s and late in the day into the evening hours we'll probably get some showers and likely off-and-on showers thursday, friday and mayling near part of the weekend. small chance of a and that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks.
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against four as opposed to three. >> you could walk into any pharmacy these days and get it for free. >> everyone should get it. six months or older you need to get a flu shot. >> let's get to our flu or cold game here. >> okay. >> there are some trick questions. >> okay. >> so pay attention. >> okay. number one, you have a runny nose, high fever, and body aches. what do you have? cold or flu? >> flu. >> all right. very good. you guys have been doing your homework. >> we've all been there. >> even the fever. you can get a little bit of a fever way cold. you feel like you have been run over by a truck, can't get out of bed. that's the flu. >> if your symptoms come on more gradually you're more liking to have cold or flu? >> okay. you two are right. >> the cold sneaks up on you. >> it does. it starts way tickle in your
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throat. the flu hits you all at once. it knocks you down. it comes out of the blue. not so fun. number three, shaking chills are usually a symptom of -- the flu, that's right. you all got it right. another one of the signs of a more severe illness effecting your whole body. you get the high fever and shaking chills. that's a sign your body is fighting off the infection. it can be miserable. number four, coughing and ear ache are associated with well, all you all -- al is right. because it is both. >> oh. >> the trick question. >> very good mr. roker. so coughing and ear ache, cold and flu are caused by viruss and they can effect your ear, they can cause a cough. it will usually go away within a couple of days but if it persists, that's a time to see your doctor. you might need further treatment. could be an ear infection. antiviral medications are used to shorten the duration of
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the -- natalie -- >> i'm saying none. antivirals are for viruss and flu is a bacteria. >> no, they're both viruss. >> but the antiviral only works for the flu. the guys have it this time. you need to get it within two days of your symptoms. >> okay. >> but for the cold, they do not work. there's no cure for the common cold. okay, antibiotics are helpful for which one? cold or flu? >> go with your gut. go with your gut. you should have gone with your gut. it's neither. >> that's not fair. >> antibiotics do not work for cold or flu and we're using too many antibiotics in this country. it's a big problem. they do not work. >> what about the ones that you get the two days and you take it. >> the tamiflu. >> no.
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>> those are antiviral medications. finally, you have been feeling lousy for three weeks, you probably have the. >> the flu. >> yeah, colds are usually done within 7 to 10 days. flus you can feel exhausted for several weeks. >> what do you do if you have the cold? what's the best thing to treat it? >> make sure you're hydrated. a lot of fluids. over the counter medications and rest. it will get better on it's own. flu, stay home from work and don't give it to anyone else and get the antivirals if you call your doctor within two days. best prevention, washing your hands. al is the winner here. he gets an amazing trophy. >> there you go. >> the virus king. so the cold lasts untreated for seven days, treated about a week? >> there you go. >> it's an old joke but i'm an old guy. thank you so much. but up next, all the news you
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whether a law next week to pay the military during a shutdown may apply in this case. >> a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three foster farms facilities in california. people have been sickened in 18 states. for now there's no recall. they blame the infections on people eating chicken undercooked or improperly handled. >> turkey hill dairy issued a voluntary recall of ice cream that could contain metal shavings. it's along with 1.5 quarter tubs of fudge ripple premium. it was sold in pennsylvania, west virginia and maryland. today a court hearing involving the 9-year-old stowaway that snuck his way on to a delta flight from minnesota to las vegas. airport officials reviewed surveillance tape of the incident and said the boy made a test run the day before.
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the next day he walked down the jet way while the agent was busy and got on the plane. the tsa is reviewing it's procedures. the newly redesigned $100 bill goes into circulation today and it come with new security features including the blue line down the front there. it's a 3-d security ribbon. it will make it harder for counterfeiters to replicate the bills. a huge white diamond the size of a small egg. take a look. it's been sold at auction in hong kong. it's 118 karat, flawless and discovered in south africa and went for $30 million including a commission. that's a record for a white diamond. that would look great on the finger, don't you think? >> or the wrist. >> talk about amulets. >> we'll have metal shaving ice
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breaking news at 9:26. new video in from chopper 4 of the burned out mobile home where two bodies were found. right now a third person is unaccounted for. the roof collapsed at this home on fuller heights road in triangle in prince william county. so far no word on what cause that had fire. we'll have a live update on the investigation coming up on news4 midday. and a look at your f
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good morning. still a chill in the air. temperatures in the 50s. a tale of two skies this morning. mostly sunny west and north of i-95. along 95 south and east it's all cloudy, and we're going to have a few breaks in the clouds there wherell cloudy. otherwise we'll have highs reaching the 60s throughout much of the region today. tomorrow into the 60s. could get some rain late on wednesday and off and on thursday into friday. that may linger into saturday. danella, how is traffic? >> well, tom, still seeing delays in the southeast. just working your way around the police closure. they are investigating, so 18th street is closed between q-street and r street. southbound 395 seeing delays. the right lane will get you past duke street. a multi-vehicle accident and an overturned vehicle. slow from the 14th street
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welcome back to "today" on this tuesday morning. >> there's people hiding. >> hi. >> that's our 9:30 shot. >> look how cute they are. >> that's a good-looking family. >> hope you have a good day. >> he's got a smile. are we done yet. >> a little home alone action going there. >> adorable. >> i know that look when you take a picture of your kids and they don't know it's over and they just hold it. that's a wrap guys. i'm willie with al and natalie. a new article advises you not to talk too much. your next long conversation with someone, you ought to estimate what percentage of it you spend talking and be honest with yourself. if you talk more than 70% of the time during that conversation, you talk too much. what do you think? >> kind of like what you're doing right now? >> let me continue, optimal conversation flow had each
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person talking about 50% of the time. so are you guys good listeners or do you talk too much? >> i think al and i are good listeners. >> that reminds me of a story, a few years ago -- >> that time at band camp. >> this is a chronic problem, though, wouldn't you say? >> there are a lot of people, they talk 70% of the time about themselves. >> and they don't know. >> that's like the worst. >> al is very retrospective. >> we all know this is not al's typical behavior. >> i am always amazed when you go out to lunch or dinner with somebody and they talk and talk and don't recognize they're doing it. >> al, the silent treatment. >> nothing. >> nothing. >> he's got no problem with it. >> i'm going to do the weather. >> here's your 50%. >> this is when i start talking basically. >> where are you going. >> oh, nice, weather. >> here's your 50%. >> this is when i start talking. >> where are you going? >> oh, nice.
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>> anyway. let's show you what we've got going on. remnants of karen still going to be causing problems as it makes its way -- works its way up the coast slowly. we're going to be looking at this. going to be a problem for the east coast all week long. we're also looking tomorrow basically at this system slowly going up the coast. high pressure dominating. between the two systems we're basically going to get a pretty strong onshore flow so there is going to be coastal flooding. gorgeous weather out to the west though we're looking for wet weather in the pacific northwest. tomorrow, los angeles, getting its first rain in months and the rain spreading up into the pacific northwest. again, that system making its way up the east coast, erosion possible. mild companies from the plains all the way down to texas. that's what's going on around the country and here's what's happening in your neck. woods. >> good morning. temperatures right now around the region are in the 50s. later today we should make it into the 60s and partly sunny, and into the mid-60s tomorrow. we'll probably get some rain
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developing tomorrow late afternoon into the evening and off and on showers. looking more likely now on thursday and friday. they may linger into saturday. a lot of clouds around on sunday. highs near 70 and then we'll probably dry out first part of next week so a fundamental pattern change here and that's your latest weather. >> thanks a lot. you don't always have to go south and you don't always have to have a big savings account. >> the folks at aarp are out with their best places to retire for 2013. gabriel is the editor. good to see you. >> good morning. >> so the usual suspects, we'll start there. florida. >> florida. we do have daytona, florida. the reason that daytona made our list is that housing prices fell by 47% during the recession. you can actually get a condo on the beach for less than $100,000. >> that's hard to believe. >> is daytona area one of the more popular area for retirees to go or a new idea?
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>> it's a new idea. these are all places where you can live with less than $30,000 a year by buying someone inexpensive. your monthly mortgage payment is about $500 a month. >> that's less than a lot of people pay rent. >> all of these places 500 or less on the mortgage payments. >> yes. >> now we go against conventional witness, idaho, or pokey. you call it the pokey. >> it's a very small town. it's a small town but has a lot to do. it's the home of idaho state university. >> it's a college town. >> it is and has all the culture amenties that a college town would have but it really the natural beauty of the place. hiking and biking trails and if you want to go skiing, all day lift tickets are $26 a day. >> another against the grain
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place, bangor maine which can be cold in the winter. >> it has a housing price of $110,000 so you can escape every once in awhile. but it's own as the queen city of the east. a lot of victorian architecture and is also on the river that has fishing and boating. there's just a lot to do. >> a lot of state and national parks too. >> acadia national park is about 30 miles away. so that has a lot of hiking and biking opportunities. >> beautiful part of the country if you can stand the winter that's a good choice. back down to the south, one that's very popular we hear about it a lot. it's south carolina, you're looking at greenville. >> it's a mix of history as well as modern. you have the modern architecture, the greenville bridge, the river place downtown. a development of condos and shops and restaurants. there are 80 restaurants in the square mile of downtown.
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>> so it's decetant. >> it is. >> if you want to catch a game for $7 you can go see the baseball team. on thursday beer is $1. >> we're there. >> midwest, grand rapids, michigan. >> grand rapids, michigan has outstanding museums. it's the home of the gerald ford presidential library and a competition that's a really interesting competition draws 1600 artists from all over the country to compete for $200,000 in prize money. it's free and open to the public. lots to do. >> and a mean home price is $115,000. >> yes. >> thank you. great ideas. coming up next, from the best lipstick for women to the best hair products for men. actually, our producer adam miller uses both. ♪
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>> exec you tiff beauty director of glamour magazine has done the research for you. she is here with must have products as we handout the glammy awards. >> thank you for having me. >> get right to it. best moisturizer or antiager. >> our reader voted drugstore moisturizer is this one from olay. it's easy and great for every day and then at the department store we have this dramatically different moisturizing lotion from clinique. everyone loves it. it's great for every day. >> it's been around for 30 years now. >> it's a difference in price. >> it is and the texture is quite different and different ingredients. >> let's move to the fellows. >> this is for you, willie. >> james is our model here. >> are you going to dry shave for us here? >> let's talk razors.
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we love the gillette. it's the classic and it has the super thin blades so it doesn't drag on your skin. and then we also have a great line, it's fairly new. it's from new york. it's called harrys and it's the same guys that have a charitable component to it. >> you're making me nervous. >> speed shaving. >> but they both give wonderful, clean, smooth, close shaves and, you know, just a different kind of style. this one is really giftable. >> right. how many blades -- >> there are five super slim blades. >> is that what you use? >> i use that one right there. >> you're an against the grain guy. thanks buddy. >> scaring me here. >> eye treatments for the ladies. >> so at the drugstore we love the garnier product. it has a cool roller ball and it
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actually depuffed while you apply it. >> is that cool? >> i love these things in the morning i do that. >> you need them for your job, right. >> and department store we are the clinique all about eyes. i love the texture of this. you can put it on, it's like a nice gel formula. it depuffs and gets rid of dark circles and you can put your make up on overtop. >> now for the guys. >> after shave. what we love is an after shave balm. we have two different ones. one from aveno. >> what we love about both of these is they don't sting and you can put it on and get a little bit of moisture. >> how does that feel? >> feels good. no sting yet. >> and this great one from body shop which has a lot of ingredients and when you are shaving you're basically
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cutting -- you get microcuts on your face so you want to help heal. >> i have heavy studio make up on so it's probably not a fair test. >> all right. >> very good. let's go to lipsticks to the ladies and a lip balm is a top winner. >> in the lip category, baby lips is a great baby step to color because although they have -- they look vie bran in the package, you put them on, it's really moisturizing and they're $4, a real treat for your lips and just gives a sheer layer of color where as the m.a.c. lipstick has incredible staying power and tons of shades and they stayed on really well. they felt velvety on the lips and don't bleed. >> which do you have. >> i have that and i love it. perfect for the fall. it has a gloss finish. >> looking good on you. >> let's go back to the exfo
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care taker and i want to everyo emphasize adult caretaker because children are raised by auntie, grandma, grand pa. at it's anyway they support children's development. one of the most important things is to be expensive about your definition of family engagement. it's not just bake sale and fund-raising. >> what is it. >> families can be supporters of their children's learning in homes. they can be models of learning who when they see their families learning at home and reading. they can be activists and advocates which scares school people but is very important as well. lots of different ways. >> jay, mr. pta they call you in your school system. it's more than being a part of the pta, right? >> absolutely. pta is only one factor. when you're a parent, doing it
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by yourself is not possible. it takes parents, it takes teachers, it takes community. that 360 circle of protection, it provides that environment for a student to flourish, to be successful and also understand that we place expectations on them. they're going to do their best and they're going to go out and achieve all of their dreams. >> you are a single parent and juggling your kids school, work. at the end of the day it must feel kind of tough. when you've got to still engage with your kids. you want them to feel you're invested in this. >> yes. definitely, yes. but i feel that family engagement is crucial for a child's development in school. like at my daughter's school there's a thing which means to say the school, the child, and the parent are involved together working hand in hand for the success of the child an i think it's very, very important.
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>> and you're getting ready to -- you're in your senior year getting read do look at colleges now and make those difficult decisions and your mom is very engaged in your academic achievements as well. how important is that to your success. >> she along with the network which is a mentoring program that helps with internships and scholarships and also my college readiness both have prepared me excel in my school work and i motivate myself. >> all right. >> all right. well, thank you so much and to johnny as well. more information by the way, you can go to our website education we'll have more information on there and i'll be seeing you at a panel later on today. we're back
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all right. we want to get one of the products we left out of our glammy awards. >> yeah. >> why don't we go half. >> yeah, it's the salon stuff. >> do they make that for men? >> yeah. >> just try some. >> it's not every day natalie morales gets to give you a hair massage. >> wow. >> it does smell good. >> coming up next kathie lee and hoda talk to orlando bloom about his broadway debut in romeo and juliet. >> you guys can borrow the february, 2013. a landmark transportation bill is up for consideration. even though it's backed by republican governor mcdonnell... ken cuccinelli joins tea party republicans to block the plan. but terry mcauliffe believes it's time to break through the gridlock in richmond.
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9:57 is your time now on this tuesday, october 8th, 2013. i'm eun yang. let's go straight to storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with a check of your forecast. >> certainly feeling like autumn again. temperatures as we approach 10:00 are climbing into the 50s after it's been chilly in the 40s over the last several hours. mid and upper 50s around much of the region. later today should be making it into the upper 60s by mid-afternoon. partly sunny and increasing clouds tomorrow. looks like more rain may be moving in late tomorrow night into thursday, friday and perhaps part of saturday. slight chance of a little lingering drizzle on sunday.
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how is traffic? >> still watching a situation for folks traveling in the southeast. police investigation hat 18th street shut down between q and r street. heading over to 395 southbound. still seeing delays because of be a earlier accident allowing only one lane to get by. duke street. that crash is clear, but if you're traveling northbound at glieb, accident on the northbound shoulder. northbound shoulder. >> coming up at midday, what's your healthy? woman: for our daughter, emily, it's going home. it's seeing her friends. [ dog barks ] it's just being a kid again. with aetna, we have the tools to find the right specialist, save money on our hospital bills,
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. it's boozeday tuesday. october 8. starting to feel a nip in the air. a big storm came through here yesterday. not so bad today. >> the storm was rocking and rolling. then we woke up to a different kind of storm. >> two huge new york headlines. huge! >> huge, huge men in my life. >> the first one. >> yeah. >> involves your husband. >> mm-hmm. >> one frank gifford and apparently according to the new york post it said johnny got his gun because johnny carson, according to this newspaper, was
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upset because his wife -- >> yes, joanne. >> and frank many years ago were, according to a source that may not be correct, were having a fling. >> johnny was reduced to tears. >> tears. >> and had a weapon. >> so what happened? >> i got in the car. frank was still asleep. he called and i said, hello. he said do you believe this? i said, tell me . it was a long time ago. did you have an affair with her? he goes, i can't remember. maybe. it's not true that particular one although the man is capable of it, as you know. it's not true. -friends with joanne back in the day. >> this is a shot of frank back in the day. packing cheat. >> that's his beautiful wife
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maxine who has passed on. she does look a little bit like joanne. >> no. that's maxine, his wife at the time. >> oh, okay. >> so, you know. it's never dull in our house. >> also on the front page. >> yes. >> they are related in some ways. >> sex shocker with matt lauer. >> it's a great day here . it's a good day to be alive. >> when you get the papers and they are like this, you're so happy. i was wondering what was matt going to do when the show started. because if you didn't see, yesterday he interviewed miley cyrus who said after 40, people stop having sex. she said, how old are you. he said, i'm 55. she said, you're definitely not having sex. we wondered what was matt going to do. >> it was a firestorm. >> it was all over everything. >> this morning, matt lauer was on set. here 's what happened. >> let's move on to something
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else. >> i heard when you turn 40 things go a little less sexual. >> don't say that. >> probably around 40. i heard that's when people don't have sex anymore. so i guess maybe around then. >> do you know how old i am? >> i'm going to guess 40. >> i love you. 55. >> 55? we well, then you are really definitely not sexual. >> i'm matt lauer and i'm too old to have sex. >> that's what i read in the paper today. >> it's all over the place. >> it's all over. he handled it perfectly. here's the thing. when kids are 20, they can't even imagine their parents ever making love. >> grosses them out. >> ew. you know, the thing is lots of people have sex as they get older but they cannot remember it. >> here's the thing. you can have a lot of sex which is probably what people miley's age and such are doing. or you can have meaningful sex. >> like hoda has.
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>> like people who are mature have. not that kind of sex. the good kind. >> not the twerking kind. >> asked our watchers what they thought of this. the question was do you think people have less sex after the age of 40. 61% said no. >> i think you do have less. first of all you have families and you're busy than when you are single, 21. >> you have a job. >> yeah. but the whole johnny carson thing reminds me of a funny story frank told me. there were tons of paparazzi outside of ohdinah shore's hous. she was having a dinner party. frank said, i'm going around the back. i know i will go through the sliding glass doors. he's been her friend forever. they're locked. so he sees a window open pt. >> no, he didn't. >> he's in a white suit. he's climbing in the window. johnny carson says, i'll have a
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fudgesicle. that's the way johnny's humor was. he looked like the good humor man. frank was accused of it with dinah, with everybody . when you look like brad pitt, people accuse you of things. >> yeah. my mom was up last night. this this morning when i was in the makeup room she sent a text. mom tells us when somebody makes fun of us. >> that's why i don't watch other shows. her mother tells us. >> my mom said jay leno mentioned last night about two people passing out at the "molly" cyrus concert but they got up in time to do the fourth hour. i guess he meant you and kathie lee. love, mom. she had to rewind it twice. we'll see if she's right. >> miley was on the "today" show this morning where she performed. a couple of drunken fans had to
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be taken out after they caused a stir. the two women were able to pull it together to host the fourth hour of the "today" show later. for a while there, yeah. [ applause ] >> ha, ha, ha. >> that joke never gets old. >> we just enjoy it. it's the gift that keeps on giving. casey kasem, beloved -- he 's the first one i remember doing the top ten countdown. beloved disk jockey from a long time ago. >> sure. >>. he's 81, suffering from parkinson's. you may have seen the story in the news. his daughter's assistant and others who love him say they are being preevented from seeing him if what they believe may be his final time on the planet. his wife isn't allowing them entry into the home to see him. >> they haven't been in the house for ten years, they are
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claiming. >> they may have seen him. they haven't been in the home. they went out on the streets with signs. >> to protest. >> either going through court injunctions to see if they can see their dad. it's one thing if one daughter isn't allowed. when you watch the group of loved ones. >> it's not just the family members. his friend s, a lot of people. his daughter julie spoke to the press about the situation. let's see what she had to say. >> i don't want any of his money. i don't want his estate. i don't want anything. i simply want to see my father on a regular basis, give him a hug, hold his hand, give him a massage, put a smile on his face. it's that simple. >> i lived in l.a. when he'd first married jean, his current wife. i think she was 17. he was 50. >> oh, when they got married? >> it was a huge scandal at the time. you can tell it's been a problem for his children.
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i just remember thinking -- >> she was 17? >> that's what billy bush told us. she had the largest mammary glands i have ever seen in my life. she was impressive. >> anyway, if you guys saw something like a ghost or something super natural, how would you react? that's a question. so there is a new movie coming out. >> a remake. >> "carrie." we see movie trailers and say, that looks scary. the film makers decided to really scare people in a coffee shop and make this the trailer of the movie. >> they rigged the entire coffee shop and built a fake wall and a pulley system. >> oh, my god! >> that sucks. i'm sorry. >> you just ruined my stuff. >> get some napkins. it's fine. >> fine?
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there is coffee inside my computer. do you know what? get away from me. [ screaming ] >> get away from me. >> oh, my god. i would freak. >> oh, oh! >> oh, my god. [ screaming ] >> oh, my god. [ screaming ] >> that one girl in the corner. oh, my god. that was genius. >> wow. do you know what? they took a risk. somebody could have been hurt in the making of that. there could have been a lawsuit. >> how authentic and terrifying? >> when the chairs started moving. >> the guy sliding up the wall
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wouldn't have done it for you? >> no, no. that didn't get me. >> that's defying gravity, hoda. >> i don't know why. but the rest of it looked real. >> get some napkins, clean it up. it's fine. >> fine? there is coffee in my computer. get away from me. [ screaming ] >> okay. i take it back. i think i knew it was coming. >> watch this. do this part again. >> creepy. >> oh, my god. >> is anybody leaving? >>there is one girl. look at the girl in the corner. [ screaming ] >> you never know what you would do. >> i would run out of there. what would you do? >> i think i would get out as
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fast as possible. >> there is nothing -- she was possessed. that's crazy. we have an announcement. nbc is kicking off education nation. coming up, we have a tribute to teachers and a big announcement to make. >> yes, we do. >> in the program. >> did you have a teacher that left a big impression on you? if so, we want you to let us know. >> did you? >> i did. it was my senior year. >> okay. >> my english teacher said, i'm going to fail you if you don't enter this pageant. pageants were the least cool thing in the world. it was america's junior miss program. i said, the last thing i want -- it was a scholastic pageant. >> allegedly. >> it was! no bathing suits. would i put on a bathing suit? there are satellites in the sky. anyway, i loved this teacher. she was very important. so i tried out and it changed my whole life.
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married to morty kaufman. [ lee ] now that i'm getting older some things are harder to do. this is not a safe thing to do. be careful babe. there should be some way to make it easier [ doorbell rings ] let's open it up and see what's cookin'. oh i like that. look at this it's got a handle on it. i don't have to climb up. this yellow part up here really catches a lot of the dust. did you notice how clean it looks? morty are you listening? morty? [ morty ] i'm listening! i want you to know all right. crazy day. orlando bloom, the perfect name. >> it is. >> orlando bloom. >> bloom. >> known for playing ultimate fantasy roles like in "pirates of the caribbean." he tried to win kiera
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knightley's heart and as the blond, blue-eyed elf prince in "lord of the rings." >> now making his broadway debut in "romeo & juliet." we bet you know who he's playing. >> mercutio. >> that's one of the best roles ever written. so cool. you're on for, fiek tlike, the act and then you're off. >> playing romeo. was it daunting when you took it on initially? >> it was. i have told the story a few times. mom likened it to me climbing everest out of the gate without ever climb climbing with obs xy. i studied with a voice coach. i never got to play a lead in a shakespeare play. >> weren't you in the royal
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shakespeare company when you got a call for a film? >> i had that opportunity when i was 20, 21, leaving drama school. i was like, let's go. this is perfect. it's the route that, if you are lucky, you get. then i had this ridiculous opportunity in "lord of the rings." my agent knew it was on the cards because i had a meeting for it already. turned into the trilogy. >> it's worked out well for you. >> it certainlies has. >> very, very well. >> why did you decide to go back to broadway? >> this is my debut. but back to theater, it's something that i feel i have picked up a thread in a way. i feel like i needed it in order to kind of feel whole and complete again, you know? >> there is nothing like a live
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audience. >> i'll be a different actor by the end of this. i will be. it's taught me so much. i have loved every moment of the rehearsal process. getting the chance to really speak the poetry of william shakespeare in this day and age. >> it is a reimagination of the story set in present day but the shakespearian language is still there. >> it's well edited. it's about two hours. this play would be three and a half. >> for today's audiences they are not used to in this casa ni anymore. >> i grew up in canterbury, a cathedral city. i would walk in the as a kid and you have a sense of space and a connection. i can sort of liken that when we are having a good night in the theater and reciting the the
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poetry of shakespeare i hope you get a sense of the history of the langlanguage. it's so well edited. even if it doesn't immediately tune into your ear you can go with the way david la beau -- he's really done a good way of making this accessible and the actress who plays juliet is one of the most beautiful things you have ever seen. she lights up the stage. >> she's no miranda ke rr. >> very true. >> we wish you luck. >> you have the cutest baby boy ever. >> please come. >> we wish you success. >> look at this kid. >> we're going to try. from mascara smears -- oh! >> so a quick hair fix. jill has all the fashion fixes for us. and she has the winner of "the voice" cassidy pope later on. >> and a big announcement.
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ask your health care provider about novolog® flexpen today. in case you haven't heard b nbc kicked off this year's education nation campaign and we have a big announcement to make. >> before we tell you what it is we wanted to take a moment to honor our teachers. >> many have had a major impact on the lives of students. here's what you had to say. >> mr. rand was such a wonderful teacher. sometimes she would bring her guitar and sing lessons to us. she was just a wonderful person. she had such a good heart. >> an important lesson mr. casey taught me is regardless of what's happening in your life you should always do what you believe is right. >> a special memory ms. peg and i shared was last night when she came to m law school graduation. one of the first memories i have
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we are back with more of "today" and another installment of jill's fashion emergencies when you're on the run and in a style kwapdry. >> from a pen that re moves eye makeup to an app that lets you to the to shop yourself. what? contributing ed tor from people style watch jill martin. >> and author. >> i heard that rumor. >> i'm excited about this. we are starting with beauty emergency. i pretepid ed i had a wild night out and i have makeup down my face. which i didn't. $3. this pen. i have already tried it. you go like this and it takes off the makeup. >> without removing -- >> the rest of the makeup. isn't it great? $3. >> wow. >> that's fabulous for touch-ups. this half of me has this on. the other day you had glitter
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all over you. >> i did. remember that? >> this is moracco oil. it has a body line. just a little bit, you put on for shimmer. >> i want it on my legs. >> look at the color. >> isn't it great? >> yeah. >> starting at $10. >> that smells good. >> it's the same as the hair stuff. >> wow. >> thank you. >> on the go stuff, too, for traveling. when i have extra i i put it in my hair for fly-aways. out's oil with bronzer. look at this arm compared to this arm. >> that one's gorgeous. >> better than that one. >> this is b fabulous. do you know when you want to take off the polish on your feet but don't want to run your manicure? i want you to see this. >> lots going on down there. >> put the cotton ball in this
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thing. >> wow. >> if you want to polish furniture, spray it on the thing and polish the furniture. >> afterwards. >> so you don't get it on your nails. >> or wear gloves. >> anyway, three for $3. hair lingerie. >> yes. >> you may think this is a cuff on my arm, but it is not. it's three hair bands. if i go out with all of you, we each have a hair band. >> if it's windy -- wow. >> they have bows. >> look at a for the babies, too. you won't make a crease in your hair. you can wear it and look stylish. >> rocking the side pony. it's cute. >> okay. look at my tush. do you think i have anything in it? >> yes. i feel it. >> it is a lip gloss that's flat. >> yes! >> you can walk around or a
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small clutch. >> put it where the sun don't shine. >> in my phone case. >> it's flat. so you want to be hands-free -- >> this is genius. >> this is a clear iphone case. i printed out the same schedule. you could put -- this is blake, cass. put in notes for the day. in an emergency you don't want to forget. you need to drink before this. hoda, cath kathie lee. >> you have everything in your purse. you have to go to a party. you just write on the glass. then it comes off. you can regift the wine. >> wow! >> wow. >> this is major. >> do it. >> this is your no makeup shot. my friend lindsay, she fixes her
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picture. >> what happened to my lip? >> i will press "smooth." look. do you see what's happening? >> takes off 20 years. >> give me lips, please. it's very upsetting. >> i like that. >> hoda, you look 10. >> where are my lips? >> hold on. i'm trying to do everything at once. look at your teeth. ready? i'm whitening them. >> that's rude. they are white. >> just saying. look how great this is. >> and -- >> hoda's zoned out. >> you can reshape. say you your arm doesn't come out right. your arm looks good. but you can make it thinner. >> that looks like i got hit by a truck. >> if you take a bad shot you could transform the photo. >> we've got to go. all right, gang.
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she won "the voice" and now cassidy pope will sing her single just for us. >> and tony bennett and his wife are with us. we'll be right back. walmart talked to customers about buying the latest windows touch laptops with intel inside on layaway. here's what they say. i do love the touchscreen. i find it much easier to use. this is so much faster than my old computer. i like that you can personalize it - that you can have the things that you like. it's an awesome price for what i am getting. i love the price and i love the layaway plan. free layaway is amazing! i want to take it home! (laughing) walmart has top brands of windows touchscreen computers powered by intel -- and you can put them on layaway today free with no opening fee. never has to fade.t youthful glow from l'oreal the first ever facial oil: new age perfect glow renewal. restoring power of 8 essential oils. nourishes deeply to renew skin's youthful glow. new l'oreal age perfect glow renewal.
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about a well rounded education. nearly 15 years ago they founded exploring the arts which strengthens the role of arts education in public high schools. >> great to see you again. >> thank you very much. >> wow. >> it all started basically with the sinatra school you built in brooklyn. >> in queens. >> right, right. you are a teacher yourself. >> i used to be. i was a social studies teacher at the sinatra school. >> the arts have been stripped away from a lot of schools when they make cuts. tell us how important it was in your life and what impact you hope the to make. >> i started in a high school in manhattan. the high school of industrial art which taught us how to make a living as artists. it was a wonderful school. so i told susan about that. then we kicked around ideas and decided to start a school but had no idea it would branch out into 17 schools now.
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>> 17 schools now. out in california, so they are not just low call. >> this year we have three schools in east los angeles. >> funding is always an issue when it comes to things like this. >> because of tony, everybody was open to it. it was just two years from the idea to opening the sinatra school. with the success of that school we were like, we don't want to just have these kids benefit. we want to try to benefit all high school-aged kids. we are slowly growing. slowly but surely. >> it's common sense. if you can put a child on the path early on that they have a passion for. my daddy used to say, find something you love to do and figure out a way to get paid for it. that's what you are teaching them. it's the greatest gift. >> your dad was right about that. that's the secret. if you get lucky enough to have a passion for it, it all works out really. >> you would be willing to put in the work.
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>> i bet you have seen so many success stories. do you have anecdotes of things you have seen? >> all the kids. the great thing is you see kids that are happy to be in school every day. >> they can't wait to get there. >> attendance rate is 95, 99%. >> graduation rates for you are huge. test scores and everything else. >> well, you guys have been a great part of education nation. i know you came back and you're here with with us. thanks for all you do. >> next year you'll have 30 schools. >> we're going for it. >> you're performing this week, on friday, i think. >> where is that? >> radio city music hall. >> oh, radio city. >> tony, come on. >> he'll be back tomorrow to perform in our 8:00 hour. >> are you ready for an education in wine? >> we have the best bottles for $15 and under. and cassadee pope will sing for $15 and under. and cassadee pope will sing for us. go! it's back.
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some days are harder than others so we have to earn our paycheck and go on a little wine tasting. >> if you are head edded to a dinner party and don't know what to bring we are about to sample wines for under $15 a bottle. >> rye is from food & wine magazine. and leslie, is the author of wine for women. usually they battle but not today. >> today we are happy. getting along. >> a happy couple. bringing wines we love to dinner parties. >> okay. >> these are all under $15. you don't have to spend a lot to impress. they are bottles. we'll start with rose bubbles. >> really? >> our theme is bring something you love. you know i'm a bubble girl. >> that's smart. if they have crappy stuff you brought something you like. >> it's important. you have to cover yourself. >> this is one of spain's most famous sparkling wines made from
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pinot noir. dry, delicious. >> that's delicious. >> one of my favorites. beautiful. >> that's fabulous. >> so good. >> for white wine, i thought it would be fun to bring a classic. one of the classic wines of any region. this is from france. hugo genteel. it was a noble grape variety. again, $14.99 or so. terrific, crisp. great apperetif. >> i can't believe the the prices. >> amazing. >> delicious. >> we'll load you up with one of your favorites. >> i hope so. >> another classic because you don't have enough glasses in front of you. this is chardonnay. this is from australia. this is a crisp, refreshing, new style from australia of chardonnay. this is jacob's creek . a really nice wine, refreshing. >> i love it. >> $8 a bottle.
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>> stop it. >> bigger is better. >> look at that jumbo. >> you can bring this one for $15. >> how much? >> $15 for the magnum, two bottles. >> pinot noir. everybody loves it. >> hoda's favorite. >> $10 pinot from the shoo fly. this is a terrific wine. >> delicious. >> stop it. >> get out. >> you have to make sure the guests have 17 glasses in front of them. >> and make them clean up. >> this is a terrific red called besieged. wine that tells a story. a beautiful red blend. >> the last one here. this is the one -- >> sweet wine. >> we'll make a taste. >> port. >> nick, your son, it's his 12th
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birthday. >> love you. >> we are very fond of your uncle. she won season three of "the voice." >> cassadee pope will debut the single off her new
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>> announcer: the toyota concert series brought to you by toyota. >> cassadee pope is having a whirlthe wind of a year. on tour with rascal flatts. >> what? >> and has her own series. >> her album is terrific. >> blake shelton said she has whatever it is. it's that special thing. >> i was lucky to have him as a coach. he's the best. >> how does it feel leaving the
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contest and embarking on a career? >> feels good. this feels like my element, doing my thing, not thinking about other people and being myself. >> then you get to go on tour with rascal flatts. you get your work out of the way and then you get to be part of their party. >> it's such a party. >> they are unbelievable. >> awesome u. >> the band perry is there, too. >> you all get along. >> one big happy family. >> or is it fake like me and hoda. >> you guys play it off well. probably like that. >> what are you singing for us? >> my single, wasting all these tears. >> cassadee pope. >> take it away, girl. >> announcer: the toyota concert series brought to you by toyota. ♪
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♪ i tried to find you at the bottom of a bottle ♪ ♪ laying down on the bathroom floor ♪ ♪ my loneliness was a rattle in the windows ♪ ♪ you said you don't want me anymore ♪ ♪ and you left me ♪ standing on a corner crying ♪ feeling like a fool for trying ♪ ♪ i don't even remember ♪ why i'm wasting all these tears on you ♪ ♪ i wish i could erase our memory ♪ ♪ cause you didn't give a damn about me ♪ ♪ oh, finally i'm through ♪ wasting all these tears on u yyo you ♪ ♪ these tears on you
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♪ you ain't worth another sleepless night ♪ ♪ and i'll do everything i gotta do to get you off my uh mind ♪ ♪ cause what you wanted i i couldn't get ♪ ♪ what you did, boy, i'll never forget ♪ ♪ and you left me ♪ standing on a corner crying ♪ feeling like a fool for trying ♪ ♪ i don't even remember ♪ why i'm wasting all these tears on you ♪ ♪ i wish i could erase our memory ♪ ♪ cause you didn't give a damn about me ♪ ♪ oh, finally i'm through ♪ wasting all these tears on you ♪ ♪ these tears on you
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♪ you left me ♪ standing on a corner crying ♪ feeling like a fool for trying ♪ ♪ i don't even remember why ♪ i'm wasting all these tears on you ♪ ♪ i wish i could erase our memory ♪ ♪ cause you didn't give a damn about me ♪ ♪ oh, finally i'm through ♪ wasting all these tears on you ♪ ♪ these tears on you
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♪ i tried to find you at the bottom of a bottle of ♪ ♪ laying down on the bathroom floor ♪ [ applause ] ♪
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early morning shooting. an off-duty police officer confronts a robbery suspect. coming up, what police and witnesses say happened when the female officer pulls her weapon. plus, a missing family member, after two bodies are found inside a burned-out mobile home. what fires and police are saying about the early morning discovery. and will it be another day of a lot of talk and not much action? we'll have the latest on what's happening right now at capitol hill to end the government shutdown. good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it's tuesday, october 8th, 2013. right now, one person is in the hospital after an off-duty police officer shot him. the shooting happened this morning on 18th street just off minnesota avenue in southeast d.c. news4's


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