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>> that's what's happening on "today in the bay." we'll be back with you for updates on live local news, weather and traffic. ♪ good morning. in the clear. the quarantine period for 48 people wo had contact with dallas ebola victim thomas eric duncan comes to an end and not a single one has developed symptoms. is it a major turning point for the crisis in this country? outrageous, dozens of nazi war criminals knowingly paid millions in social security by the u.s. government, some of them still alive and collecting today. the loophole that's allowed your tax dollars to go to men behind one of history's biggest a roscitts. is it hannah? the search for the student takes a turn. investigators scouring a scene where a body was pound. autopsy resultses expected as
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early as today. second to none, peyton manning sets the nfl record for the career touchdown passes, but it's what his teammates did with that historic ball that has people auctioning today on monday, october 20, 2014. from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. well which to "today" on a monday morning along with hoda kotb in for savannah guthrie and natalie morales. >> a well-orchestrated game of people. i'm not sure if he was in on it it. i guess he said he wasn't, but that was very funny. >> 510 passes. wowza!
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>> you know who we have on the plaza today? neil diamond. >> yes! ♪ ♪ ♪ >> here today making some peo e people -- >> he looks like saul. >> with the beard. >> if you know no word, at least you know those, bam, bam, bam. >> let's satart on a monday morning. this is a critical effort to control ebola in the u.s. dozens of peopleec posed to victim thomas eric duncan are
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escorted off the cruise ship. she voluntarily isolated herself while a blood sample picked up by helicopter was turned up negative. >> there's no information at all almost the entire time. if you think about it you would have created pandemonium if they gave us everything. >> three americans who contacted ebola are still hospitalized. shocka is doing well according to his father and nina pham and nurse amber vinson is in stable condition. this morning there is a school in moore, oklahoma, that's not allowing some students and some staff members to attend because they were on the cruise ship with that lab technician who tested negative for ebola. the school saying they were
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doing it out of an abundance of caution. matt?matt? >> it goes on and on and on. an. earlier this morning i spoke ea with pastor george mason.tor ge. he's speaking on behalf of beh thomas eric duncan's family in texas and personally had to ha inform them of duncan's death.d. i began by asking what his what fiance must be feeling this morning.morning. >> mixed emotions is still the right thing, but today joy is taking over for sure. over for . she continues to mourn the loss of not only her beloved fiance, but also all of her possessions and being displaced and all d a sorts of things and also sorts of things and al sympathy for those who so sympathy for those who contracted ebola, but today -- today is a good day. bola, but today is a good day. >> yet she's had to look back >> yet she's had t over these last 21 days as to o what's happened in her life and as we mentioned so many times t mr. duncan first went to the t hospital complaining of symptoms
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and the first time he was turned away and given an it i bottics.. does miss treau believe he could have survived if he'd been d been earlier? treated earlier? >> she thinks certainly he would have had a better chance.ad a b. there's no knowing for sure or whether he would have survived, whether his illness had ess had progressed beyond the point of recovery, but certainly she nly appreciates the apology of the hospital that they could have hospital that they could have done some things differently done some things including admitting him the first day. cluding admitting hi first day. >> there's been so much talk b about mr. duncan's trip to the united states.united states. does she feel he was completely honest with her in terms of his possible exposure to the ebola virus while he was if in liberia. aslibe >> she ask.ria. >> she ask. she has her own story to tell t about that and she looks forward to telling that in her time, but she's confident he didn't ent h knowingly bring ebola to this country. country. >> i want to go back to ck to
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something that you said earlier, not only has she suffered an re enormous personal loss with the death of her fiance, but so many of her personal possessions were destroyed because they went we through her apartment making t sure there were no traces of th virus anymore.ofanymore. how does she start over some. r >> well, she's going to start o over by being able to choose new things and by making her own nd decisions now with the aid and generosity of people of the f t community and the help of local government and the church. chur. so there are a lot of people f that stepped up and said she did not lose all of this by any y a decisions of her own.sions of h. they were taken from her and she made no choices that led to this in terms of her own bad decisions.cisions. she was able to choose the oose things that she wanted when she brought them originally.them or. she'll be able to choose those things to replace and that's the right thing. t thing. >> mixed e potions and we and
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concentrate on the joy of her being symptom-free and getting being symptom-free and getting past the quarantine period.e pe. pastor, thank you so much. so m >> you're very welcome. welcome. thank you, matt. matt. >> as craig mentioned that d th formation of an ebola rapid for response team it's part of an o effort to ease public concern, but does it go far enough? enou? nbc national correspondent peter alexander is at the white house with that this morning.with tha. >> good morning to you, hoda.ou. president obama waking up in his hometown of chicago.chicago. he could cast the ballot in the first kay of early voting. voti. as the president fights to hang on to the senate, the health e issues raised by ebola are proof they, too, are not immune from washington politics. washington politics. facing a bitter political tical backlash over ebola this morning the obama administration is tio ramping up the response with the so-called ebola czar ron klain formerly beginning work this week.orweek. citing lack of public health
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experience.c perience. we need to stop the p the overcertainties from these over medical folks and i'm not sure a czar can help that.elp that. a leading medical expert medica defended the choice.ed the choi. >> i think that's misplaced criticism. criticism. what we're talking about is an ebola response coordinator as he has managerial experience.erien. >> do you let people come here from this area that is clearly stressed and one way to prevent that is not to issue them a visa..visa. >> two democrats, kay hagan and michelle nunn.gan and michelle nunn. so far the president has pushed back. . back. >> trying to seal off an entire region of the world if that were even possible could actually ac make the situation worse.on wor. >> reporter: still, despite his public reassurances, privately the president is angry with hisy administration's response, res following the scandal with the
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secret service and the va and the obamacare.amacare. the ebola response con firms the sloppiness of the very sloppiness of the very institutions in which we place the most trust. trust. americans doubt about their t t current government.. current government. this morning senior vasers tell me ron klain will begin as ebola czar this wednesday and more an detail about that domestic mest military rapid response team.e . administration officials say it will consist of 20 critical care nurses, five doctors trained in infectious disease and five nd trainers in infectious skis rot kohl..kohl. matt and hoda.matt and hoda. >> peter alexander, thanks so much. . much. investigators are investigators are investigating the disappearance investigating the disappearance of uva student hannah graham are combing the area where human re remains were discovered over the weekend, but more tests need to be conducted to make a positive identification. nbc's gabe gutierrez is following this had story from charlottesville. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. investigators here will continue
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to search the area where the remains were found for more today. in recent days they had targeted their searchers before making the grim discovery. this morning authorities are hoping to positively identify the possible remains of missing ushg va student hannah graham. >> this sadly is now a death investigation. >> saturday's disturbing discovery on an abandoned pr property came five weeks of searching and frantic pleas from her parents. >> i can only say divine intervention. something said keep on going. >> it was the largest missing person's search effort in this state's history. the remains were found here in this rur willal area just off this road about a dozen miles have charlottesville. >> it was only five miles away from where the body of another college student morgan harrington was discovered after her 2009 disappearance. virginia state police are calling what they call a
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forensic link between the harrington case and jesse matthews. he was seen with graham the night she vanished and was later arrested 1300 miles away on a texas beach. >> if they can tie him back to her remain, the case is as solid as a homicide case can get. >> near uva where hannah was last seen, students are heart broken. >> i am personally -- i am hopeful part family that they are getting closure. >> everyone i talked to is really sad. >> i think everyone feels it could have been their family member, their friend. >> reporter: jesse matthew is being held without bail. the remains were found near an area where he once lived. his attorney says he is not commenting until the the remains are identified and matt, that could happen as early as today.. >> gabe gutierrez in errez in charlottesville, thank you very much..much. natalie joins us now with o the top headlines.s. the top headlines. >> good morning, guys.g, guys. for the first time the u.s. he military has dropped weapons, p ammunition and medical supplies
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to kurdish forces battling isis militants.ng militants. the kurdish fighters are attempting to defend the syrian town of kobani. the air drops came after air vibings in t s strikes in the. outrage this morning after a two-year associated press investigation revealed that dozens of suspected nazi war criminals have collected millions of dollars in social security payments even after being forced out of the united states. four men including jacob dancinger are still receiving payments today, around $150 a month and those payments bloat through a legal loophole that has given justice department leverage to persuade nazi suspects to leave. government records show if they simply fled before deportation they could keep their social security benefits.
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>> a huge tree removal crane did big damage when it toppled over in mror qaa. it was caught on camera. it was working in the middle of a largo neighborhood when it tipped straightforward. fortunately, nobody was injured. the crane's operator was able to jump to safety, but the crane did damage those three vehicles and an rv and unfortunately, a home, as well. a california woman brings new meaning to the phrase stuck in a relationship. this may be the craziest story you'll hear all day. sunday morning firefighters in thousand oaks had to rescue a woman that was stuck in a chimney eight feet down. they dismantled the bricks and used dish soap. the homeowner wasn't home at the time. he met the woman online and after a couple of days apparently told her he wasn't interested. >> we hung out a couple of times and you never know how crazy someone is until they cocrazy
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thing and this is a pretty crazy thi thing. >> you think some she was arrested for illegal entry. never work with children or animals and a weatherman in edmonton canada learned that lesson the hard way. take a look. mike silva was joined by ripple, his dog in the weather segment and in an attempt to raise awareness for the local humane society and he knot excited by his tv debut and he stole the show and at one point chewing through that leash. >> ouch! >> good dog, ripple. >> yeah. >> ripple needs a little media raining. >> that's the best kind of tv. >> great dog to adopt. he'll take some work. >> natalie, thank you. mr. roker? >> let's you what we've got anything on. chilly start in the northeast. people walking out the door over 12 states. we have freeze warnings and frost advisories from the virginias all of the way up to
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new england. boston right now, 39, atlantic city, 37. lynchburg, 37 degrees and it's going to stay chilly today. syracuse will be only 58 for a high and new york city, charleston, 64 and norfolk that's one degree below average and the weak frontal system moving through and it is going to spawn what we expect to be a pretty strong nor'easter. wet weather in southern texas and heavy rain moving into the pacific northwest. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. that's the stupidest thing i've ever heard. they're paid vacation days. if you guys agreed to travel more we'll all do better in school. we'll have a better understanding of other cultures. i will learn to parler français. oui oui. we're not asking for much we just want one more day. "one more day" for help planning your one more day, contact mastercard concierge services or download our new app. because one more day is priceless.
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good morning to you. 7:15 at this time. i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a look at a storm system right now moving into the north bay but not expecting steady rainfall until we get till about 9:00 a.m. and all that will press south of the golden gate bridge. 70 degrees for us, 68 degrees on the peninsula and right around 67 degrees on the east shore. you'll need your jacket and umbrella for today. you can ditch it by tomorrow and pull it right back out towards the end of the week. is fighting back at incense ittive comments made by the russian federation, remarks that have led from a year-long ban from the sport. nbc's katie turie is here this morning. chairman of the kremlin cup for the past 18 years, a member of the ioc and even a former coach to boris yeltsin. now he's under fire for something he said on russian tv
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about the way serena and venus williams look. he made the the comments during a russian talk show. the now-suspended president of the tenn1tennis p/eed raising, the the host asked her how she felt playing against serena and veenius williams. he interrupted calling them the williams brothers, and adding that it's, quote, scary when you look at them. >> if someone with his power, it's really unacceptable on make such insensitive, bullying remarks. >> on sunday serena williams addressed the insult head-on during a news conference at the world tennis association tournament in singapore. >> i thought his comments were very insensitive. i thought they were extremely sexist as well as racist at the same time. russian tennis great maria
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sharapova also came to the williams sisters defense spoo he was very inappropriate especially in his position and all of the responsibilities that he has is just really irresponsible. >> terpashev who was also a member of the international olympic committee was suspended for one year and fined $25,000 by the wta. he issued a letter of apology released by the the russian tennis federation saying his intended joke was inappropriate in any context and that the williams sisters are among the greatest players ever to compete in our sport. now he also said i do not think this story deserves such hype. everything said on air was said without malice. >> all right. it looks like they punished him all right. thanks, katie, so much. >> peyton manning further cemented his place in the record books.
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this guy's kngot a future. a couple of minutes before the halftime in the broncos' matchup. take a look at it again. it was this eight-yard pass to demaryius thomas. peyton, look at that. boom, there it is. that was the record breaker and he threw two touchdowns and brett favre tweeted out well-deserved, peyton on breaking my record. this is the moment we showed at the top of the show. playing keep away there with the ball. by the way, that ball is headed to the hall. it's in canton, ohio, d. at 4:00 p.m. eastern time it will be on display. it was sent a bunch of times over and over. congratulations to peyton manning, you are the man. >> thank you very much. coming up, will he ever be captured?
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the hunt for the man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper. the new sighting near a school that's shifting that search. plus is your child at risk every time he gets on or off the school bus. >> drivers nearly hitting kids, but first, this had is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪
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good morning. it's 7:26. i'm kris sanchez. we begin with breaking news. a huge crash that is snarling traffic on southbound 680, just north of the 580 interchange. it happened just after 6:00 when the morning commute was getting started. we're told a truck flipped over and hit several cars sending debris all over the roadway and causing officials to issue that sig alert. within just the last few minutes, we've seen a couple of lanes reopen. traffic is backed up three or four miles. >> now we'll get a look at the traffic situation from mike. how is it looking? >> you saw that backup here. they scrolled before the wide
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shot and they're zooming back in for the status. the recovery has to recover 680, looks like at the off ramp area. on the map you see how jammed it is. south of danville is where the backup is. they will start to head back down. out of pleasant hill and concord. meanwhile west 80 an earlier crash has cleared and a new crash is slowing you down off the cartinas bridge. christina, that rain will affect things as well, right? >> i think it's really going to impact the lunch rush more than your morning commute. take a look at mount hamilton,
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clouds coming in. san francisco, painting a really pretty sky with those clouds this morning. i want to show you tiburon. hard to tell there's rain on the way because you have a mostly clear sky. we stop the clock at 9:00al. all that activity presses into the south bay by about 1:00 this afternoon and then by 5:00 as you make your way home from work after a productive day, all those showers start to subside and then we look good for the rest of the week. kris, back to you. >> great, we can walk the dog after work. more news in half an hour.
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the sign says it all. neil diamond coming up with a concert in our 8:30 half hour this morning. we're looking forward to that. we're back 7:30 on a monday morning, the 20th day of october, 2014. good crowd out there on a chilly morning as well. >> yeah. >> neil is out with his first new album in six years, his 32nd studio album. >> i can't wait to hear his new stuff. today marks the end of the 21-day monitoring period for dozens of people who had contact with dallas ebola victim thomas eric duncan, including his fiance. so far, none has shown signs of the virus.
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for the first time the u.s. military has dropped ammunition, weapons and supplies to kurdish fighters defending the syrian town of kobani after u.s.-led air strikes in that area. south africa's department of correctional services is denying a report that a cell has been prepared for oscar pistorius. he was found guilty in the culpable homicide of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. a judge is expected to announce his sentence tomorrow. in search of a hero, a dramatic rescue caught on camera as a man in a baseball cap ran into a burning building and carried out a man who was trapped inside that house. and then we've got a special rossen report. this one, really, you've got to see. you've got kids, exposing drivers who fail to stop for school buses. very, very dangerous situation. our good friend, meredith vieira is here, along with her producer, angela, who used to be one of our producers. they buddied up for mammograms
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and received some unexpected news. we'll tell you about that. massive manhunt in pennsylvania for a suspected killer, eric frein. a search now in its sixth week. ron allen has the latest. ron, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, matt. yes, it's 38 days since frein allegedly shot and killed one state trooper and wounded another. the possible break over the weekend, a possible sighting that police have described as very credible. a woman out for a walk in the woods who thinks she came within 20 feet of frein. but today one of america's most wanted is still on the run. school is open today at pocono mountain high after a lost weekend, no soccer or outdoor activities because the manhunt for eric frein was suddenly right in the school's backyard. >> it's impacting the community. put a hold on our lives. >> reporter: frein's former high school. police closed in after she told
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police she saw a man resembling frein carrying a gun. this is what police believe frein right look like. >> the suspect's face was covered with mud so a positive identification could not be made. >> reporter: police have called this a dangerous and potentially deadly game of cat and mouse with a survivalist, marksman and avid war re-enactor. cold blooded and chilling, police call it, with frein writing how he ambushed the troopers and escaped. >> i'm not surprised he hasn't been found. he has had three years to prepare this. this guy knew where he was going and knew where he was going to hide. >> reporter: with no end in sight, these picturesque communities remain on edge as costs add up. many say tourists are staying away, hunting season in some areas on hold. police operation reportedly is costing more than $1 million a week.
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>> when you have someone that is capable of just shooting someone coming from work and taking their life is concerning, i think, to everyone. >> reporter: police have emphasized that frein has only attacked police and not civilians and his anger, for whatever reason, seems directed at law enforcement only. schools in this area are open with added security. hoda, matt? >> ron allen, thank you very much. it's going to start to get very, very cold. >> a hero helped rescue a man from a burning home in california. the dramatic scene caught on camera. here's nbc's joe friar. >> reporter: seconds after spotting these flames and turning on her cell phone camera -- >> your dad is in there? >> reporter: this woman runs into a panicked woman who says her father is trapped. without hesitation, a few brave
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souls rush toward the burning duplex. >> is everybody out? >> no, there's a man in there. >> reporter: suddenly a small explosion sends everyone scurrying. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: then, seemingly out of nowhere, a hero emerges, hoisting a man over his shoulder. >> oh, thank god! >> here he is, coming back out, carrying this man and sat him down. we just said, thank god. we're greatly relieved. >> reporter: robert wells is the man who was saved. at 73 years old, he relies on oxygen to battle lung disease but found little of it when the fire broke out saturday morning. >> i opened the garage door and there were flames. >> reporter: the rest of his family had escaped but wells says he was caught in a daze, just standing in his backyard until help arrived. >> and i guess i wasn't going fast enough so he picked me up and carried me out. >> reporter: they still don't know the name of the good samaritan in the blue dodgers hat. >> that was amazing. that was an angel.
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>> reporter: wells' daughter just knows she's grateful. >> if it wasn't for him, i'm not sure my dad would have got out okay. >> reporter: if he's listening, they would like to thank him, the man with the big heart and strong shoulders. >> oh, thank god. >> reporter: joe friar, nbc news, los angeles. >> wow! >> somebody knows who that is. amazing. what a hero. >> incredible. that was great. >> wonder what you would do in that situation. >> right? >> yeah. >> check of the forecast, mr. roker? >> let's show you what we've got. we're watching an area in the gulf right now that's going to be developing. the national hurricane center has given it a name. they have called it invest 93, investigation area. 30% area, region of development. we expect it to move across, cause heavy rain for southern florida middle part of the week. we're watching this weak system coming across the great lakes. it's bringing some showers now. as the day wears on today, it will start to transfer some of that energy along the eastern seaboard. it will develop as a nor'easter
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tomorrow into wednesday. rain becoming really heavy. coastal flooding, strong winds. it's going to be a mess from washington up into portland, where we could see three to five inches of rain, generally one to two inches throughout the region. lots of sunshine, though, here in the northeast. a chilly start to the day today. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your good monday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. we dry for now in the bay area as we head to about 9:00 an in the north bay and spreading south of the golden gate bridge at 10:00 a.m. 68 degrees is the high on the peninsula. you hit 70 degrees in the north bay and 64 in san francisco. compo compofortable temperatures and rain on the way for the middle of the week. children.
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killed at the bus stop. but now a new push to catch violators in the act. this morning, we're on patrol with police. and a warning here, some of the video is disturbing. keep an eye on this boy getting off the school bus. he crosses the street. that car nearly hits him, never even slowing down. this young boy isn't as lucky. that car slamming into him at full speed as he walked off the bus. and take a look. the stop sign is clearly out. so hard to watch, but amazingly, he walks away unharmed. according to the bus industry association, it happens over 70,000 times a day, vehicles passing stopped buses. heartpounding surveillance videos catching car after car, blowing by school buses during stops. those flashing red lights on, stop signs out. the offenders ignoring it. >> somebody just hit a kid trying to get on the school bus.
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>> reporter: 11-year-old michael burgess was knocked to the ground just weeks ago. >> all i remember was seeing a car and i was so scared. i just knew the car was going to hit me. >> reporter: michael spent days in the hospital, in a body cast, with multiple breaks and fractures. >> i felt pretty lucky that i'm alive now, because i thought i would die, because the car was going really fast. >> reporter: it's not just cars either. watch this semi truck. driving off road to pass the stopped school bus. this other semi passes another stopped bus just before this kindergartner crosses the street. this is literally life and death. >> it is, life and death. >> reporter: the broward county sheriff's department, inviting us along to scan for offenders. >> there's no room for error in this. >> reporter: right away, we start following this school bus. okay, the yellow lights are on. it's about to make a stop. cars should be slowing down now. when the bus stops, we see the
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red lights are flashing. the stop sign is out. keep watching. count with me. one, two, three, four, five cars fly right by. >> bingo. >> reporter: so many violators, our deputy can't even get them all. >> the reason i stopped you today is because you passed a stopped school bus. >> reporter: why did they do it? jeff rossen from nbc news. did you see the bus is this. >> no, i did not. >> reporter: do you have children? >> yeah. >> reporter: how would you feel if your child was, you know, crossing the street, expecting the cars to stop and then a car flew through? >> i would feel bad. i have taught my children to look both ways before they cross the street. >> reporter: but shouldn't they expect to be safe? >> but they need to be cautious, too. >> reporter: then deputies pulled over this car, the driver telling us she saw the bus too late. >> by the time i could do anything i said oh, my gosh. >> reporter: you realized what you had done? >> yes, yes. >> reporter: from now on, will you pay more attention? >> i always do but this time i
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didn't. >> reporter: drivers both slapped with a $270 ticket. >> to me they're not paying attention or don't see it. you're talking about lives, children that could get hit. >> the video so dramatic. this problem has gotten so bad, school districts across the country now installing new technology on school buses, little cameras that activate when the bus stops. think of it like a red light camera, capturing the license plates of any car that flies by. they send the violator a ticket in the mail which range from $100 to $1,000 plus points on your license. but forget about that. you're talking about the safety of children. >> i see it all the time in my neighborhood. >> paappalling. >> scary. >> good thing they're cracking down now. coming up on trending, there's decorating for halloween, then there's decorating for halloween. some of these places are over the top. are they too spooky? next, carson is in the orange room
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it is that time when we get to carson daly in the orange room. hey, carson. >> it is that time. thank you very much, hoda. you have heard trick-or-treating but what about trunk or treating? when kids gather in a parking lot and go car to car versus door to door. it's popular in a rural area where trick-or-treating is harder. some go all out. christmas in october. this is a little ghost dance party happening there in that car and frogger. >> nice. >> we are getting in the spirit here, guys. go to today.com and take the vote, scary movie spook-off here. second round tomorrow, scariest movie of all time. get those votes in. for me poltergeist. that just did it. i never went in my closet. >> exorcist for me.
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good morning to you. it's 7:56. new this morning, a traffic nightmare in walnut creek as crews work to repair a critical traffic light, the outage causing a magic backup, happening at oak grove road. the lights were damaged in a two-vehicle collision after midnight. police are advising commuters to take an alternate route. they say the lights wouldn't be fixed until about 2:00 this afternoon. >> and now mike inouye is here with that and the backup. >> an alternate route is creek
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boulevard, which has also been known to gum up. oak grove also 680, there's a crash there causing a big jam up. look at that. down past highway 4 and over to that area making things lighter at the walnut creek interchange. look at the map. this is a view we earlier that is now all clear. as you're coming through the area down toward that interchange, the rest of the traffic moving much more predictably. >> boy, tough for commuters this morning. we have some beautiful, beautiful skies all across the bay area, microclimate showing you clouds thickening up, still no showers. we're going to hold off on that activity and we head through the next couple hours, 9:30 till 11:30, all this pressing out to the golden gate bridge. we're looking for showers throughout the day, they'll
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♪ >> it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, life saver. >> if you go with somebody, you're more likely to do it. >> if you didn't push me, i probably wouldn't be here. >> meredith is back with her friend and colleague as they share the unexpected results of their on-air mammograms. then, think you know everything about the kardashians? think again. we're keeping up with kris jenner, as she talks about her famous family and shares secrets from the kardashian kitchen. plus, he got the way to move us. ♪ she got the way to move me cherry ♪ >> the legendary neil diamond celebrates his first new album in years with a live concert on the plaza. "today," monday, october 20th,
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2014. ♪ sweet caroline good times never seemed so good ♪ >> good morning from oklahoma! >> neil diamond, we love you! >> these girls love diamond. >> we got up at 3:00 am to get a picture with neil. love the "today" show. >> my name is caroline and i came all the way from atlanta, georgia, to see neil diamond. ♪ sweet caroline good times never seemed so good ♪ we're back now, 8:00 on a monday morning, the 20th day of october, 2014. we're all doing the neil diamond hop here on the plaza. >> to stay warm. >> it's cold out here. we're keeping track of how many times during the show we can say ♪ ba ba ba >> so good to have you back, sir.
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sxwl so happy to be back. i love the weather and i thank you for having me >> you love this? >> you do? >> you love it because we gave you the hand warmers. >> thank you. little secret we don't want to talk about. >> neil is going to be singing for us in the 8:30 half hour. i'm matt lauer, with hoda kotb, al roker, carson daly. savannah continues on maternity leave. >> a pretty good week to fill in. nol only neil diamond, but bradley cooper is coming up a little later. he is showing up on broadway, a new role in "the elephant man." that will be great. >> let's go back inside to natalie with a check of all the top stories. >> good morning everyone. dozens of people who had contact with ebola victim thomas eric duncan are now free to emerge, quarantine free. that includes members of his family. nbc's craig melvin is in dallas. good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning.
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43 people who came into contact with thomas eric duncan between the time he left liberia and came to this hospital here in dallas, texas, those 43 people are now out of the 21-day incubation period. none of them have shown any signs of having ebola. they've been cleared dallas health officials telling us they expect another five people to be taken off that list within the next day or two. among those, some of duncan's loved ones who are feeling re4r50e6d, tinged with sadness. duncan's fiancee not able to attend a memorial service for duncan that was held in north carolina over the weekend. we can also tell you this morning that one of the health workers who was aboard the carnival cruise ship, she's tested negative for ebola. as you know, the cruise ship out at sea, this woman self-quarantined. showed no signs of having the disease. the ship itself pulled into port in galveston yesterday afternoon as scheduled. nonetheless, there's a school in
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moore, oklahoma, refusing the allow several students and staff members to attend because they were on the cruise ship with this lab tech who tested negative for ex-bowl la. that's the latest from here in dallas, natalie. back to you. >> craig melvin in dallas, thank you, craig the pastor who served as spokesman for the family in dallas, texas, says his fiance is joyful to be out of quarantine and is not overwhelmed by fear of being stigmatized. >> i think she's rightly concerned, but i don't think it's the dominant thought in her mind right now. i think she also has had tremendous good will come to her from all over the country and this immediate community. certainly from our church. i think it's been balanced for her in quarantine. >> reporter: pastor george mason also said duncan's fiance looks forward to replacing the personal possessions she had to give up when she was quarantined. this morning, we have an update on an arkansas woman who
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is suddenly facing life without her husband. he was an iraq war veteran marine that did not survive the tornado that ripped their house apart last week. nbc's janet shamlian reports. >> slowly on the mend, the physical damage to her back, neck and lung caused when a tornado took a direct hit on her home, is healing. but the nightmare of the twister that also killed her husband, eddie, is only now beginning to sink in. >> we have ups. we have downs, but we had each other. and one thing we never lacked in this family was love. i don't know how i'm going to be able to do it every day without him. >> reporter: 33-year-old eddie widthem, a former marine who served eight years in iraq was at home are roxanne and their three children when the tornado hit. winds between 111 and 135 miles an hour, the couple was literally blown out of their house. >> we woke up to the roof being torn off and i started flying. my husband started flying.
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and he grabbed me and pushed me under a bunch of stuff and said don't move if you want to live. just as he said that, i watched him fly away. >> reporter: the family wasn't able to salvage much from the rubble where their home once stood. but they did retrieve a scrap book, momentos from eddie's years in the service and some of his marine corps medals. >> he was my hero. he was my kids' hero. right along with the country. >> reporter: janet shamlian, nbc news. >> so sad there. now on to happier news. royal baby news coming from london, kensington palace announced that prince william and duchess kate's second child is due in april. the pregnancy was confirmed last month but the due date had not been released. the palace says the duchess is still suffering from extreme morning sickness but is steadily improving. tomorrow she is scheduled to make her first public appearance since her pregnancy was
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announced. springtime in london, sounds look a good plan to me. 8:06 now. let's get another check of the weather with al. >> thank you so much, natalie. let's show you what we've got going on right now. watching the area in the pacific northwest. heavy rain. and over the next couple of days, you see seattle. they're looking at wet weather. the wet weather will continue right on into the early part of the week, mid part of the week. next 72 hours, up to six inches of rain, coastal washington and oregon. there is going to be coastal flooding. big problems there. wet weather in the southwest, into southern texas. look for sunshine up and down the east coast. sunny skies and mild conditions through the northern plains. and gorgeous day in los angeles. plenty of sunshine. high of 76 degrees. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck 8:07. happy monday to you. i'm christina loren. although it's partly cloudy, we do have rain on the way. the showers taking the sweet time. mostly dry conditions.
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even up in sonoma county. the light shower activity there. this is going to press into san francisco as we head through 11:10. tracking the showers every 15 minutes here on nbc bay area. 66 degrees for the east shore, 70 in the north bay today. losing the showers tomorrow. bringing the rain back thursday into friday. >> hoda not understanding -- >> we come back after the weather. >> i went inside, got my coat. >> what are you doing? >> they said get back out there. >> anything you say will be held against you, hoda kotb. >> our big concert from neil diamond coming up. first on trending, why lorde's "royals" is now banned from radio stations in san francisco. meredith vieira and her producer angela buddy up for mammograms with an unexpected outcome. >> and kris jenner shows off one of her hidden talents.
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dealer. the walter white action figure comes complete with what's supposed to be a bag of crystal meth. now one florida mom is boycotting toys r us, calling the toy inappropriate and demanding it be pulled from the shelves. toys r us tells us the toy is located in the adult action figure section of the stores and that the packaging clearly states it is for ages 15 and up. what do you think about this? >> terrible. >> 15 and up still is -- >> right. >> -- not appropriate. >> i saw some hidden camera video that showed that those dolls were hanging next to, like, thomas the truck or something like that. >> have you seen the "walking dead" dolls? they come with a bag of dust. >> is that true? >> no. >> but that's next. >> come on, guys. >> you're on to something here. >> you walk aid litted a little for that joke. >> me? >> what do the songs "witchy woman" and justin timberlake's
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"suit and tie" have in common? >> absolutely nothing. >> collection of the greatest hits became the first album to be certified platinum and justin's 20/20 experience could be the last. website death and taxes is saying this could be the firstier ever that no artist has recorded a certified platinum album, meaning it sold more than a million copies. the only ones coming close are beyonce's self titled album and lorde lorde's. >> speaking of lorde, here is something interesting if you're heading off to work in san francisco this morning. there's one popular song you'll not be hearing on the radio. ♪ we'll never be royals >> how come? >> nothing personal against lorde or royals. the world series gets started tomorrow and that's a bad thing
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there. >> if you're a san francisco giants fan, it is. they're set to take on, that's right, kansas city royals. two radio stations died they'll ban that chart-topping single. one kansas city station says it will play "royals" once every hour. >> i like it. >> might go platinum now. might help it. >> one station is playing "royals" nonstop. find ourselves living our lives through our smart phones, right? here is a good reason why you shouldn't do that. this is happening during a live news report. watch the guy -- >> oh! >> trying to take a picture of the action. takes a long walk off a short pier. >> i bet that hurt. >> wow! >> i would love to see that from his camera view. >> camera's ruined. >> exactly. >> halloween is quickly
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approaching. if you've noticed that your neighbor's decorations are spookier, you're not alone. here is kevin tibbles. >> reporter: when it comes to halloween, a lot of folks get creepily creative. with all these hair-raising, spine-chilling displays comes the question, has halloween gone a little too ghoulish? >> no one has ever come to our block just for sight sight seei >> reporter: zombies aplenty adorn this yard in minneapolis, so scary tour buses stop by to witness the ghostly sights. monica paquet lives nearby and says it may be too much for tiny trick >> reporter: i pittsburgh's brookline neighborhood, some people want decorations outside this house of horrors taken down. these severed heads, limbs and skeletons are, of course, fake, but can still provide a real scare.
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>> we had to come see it. it's incredible. >> it's amazing. this guy, he's committed. >> joe dioria started his over-the-top yard decor 20 years ago. he says it gets bigger and gorier every year. >> overwhelmingly, people seem to enjoy it, and they keep coming by and giving me thumbs up and high fives and tooting their horn. >> reporter: tooting their horns today, but come halloween, it will be shrieks, screams and trick or treat. for "today," kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >> it's funny, we all had had the same reaction. the skeletons, things like that, didn't bother us, it's the babies. the demon babies. up next, meredith and her longtime producer get mammograms on meredith's show and get some unexpected results as well. we're going to talk to them in just 30 seconds. them in j
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back now with our ongoing series "pinkpower," in an effort to bring attention to breast cancer awareness month, meredith decided it was time to get a mammogram. so she buddyed up with angela, a producer on "the meredith vieira show," and our own former coworker and the outcome was unexpected. good morning to both of you. >> yeah, hi, hoda. >> what happened? >> we all know how important it is to get regular mammograms, but we put it off for a while. we finally realized the time was right. we went for our appointment and we recorded it for the show. here's what happened. >> reporter: it's something we
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always used to do together. >> we have an appointment. >> reporter: the buddy system mammogram. but it's been two years since i had one. and angela has put it off for five years. >> okay. >> how are you? i'm going to be in the other room watching as it happens. >> reporter: after taking nine images, dr. drasman informs me that i need further testing with an ultrasound. >> part of this is being able to open up the breast tissue and see all the areas clearly. >> reporter: i'm relieved to get a clean bill of health, but what about angela? just like me, she needs an ultrasound. >> i do see a little area of d nodularity that i want a biopsy. >> now i need an biopsy on the right side and aspiration on the other. >> reporter: she'll have to wait 24 hours for the results, but she gets a biopsy immediately. >> did it hurt? >> the aspiration i felt.
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the biopsy didn't really hurt. it's good that we came. >> yeah. >> do you think it's going to be okay? >> i think it's going to be fine. i really do. >> thank you. >> thank you for going with me. >> i love you. >> i love you, too. >> wow! only to start off by saying welcome. it's great to have you. angela is also part of the "today" show family. worked here for many years. you bandabandoned us and went w meredith, but we're fine with that. when something like that happens on television, it has to be so jarring. what does it feel like having it come out in that way? >> as the producer, as a producer, i was looking up and i was a little stunned because i thought, this is crazy. and then dr. drassman said let's stop which i thought was the right thing. but then i thought we can't do this and not do it. >> right. >> we based the show -- meredith's show is about being authentic. we weren't going to come out and say we had these great little mammograms. >> you have to tell the truth. >> right. so i said let's continue. >> are you still processing
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or -- >> yeah, i am processing. physically, you know, i'm getting opinions and i'm going for information and i know sort of what i have ahead of me. i have to have chemo even though it's early stage because it's invasive. it's also the nature of it. i have to either have a lumpectomy with radiation or maybe something more than that. i'm waiting to get results. it was surreal. you know. >> i'm so glad you went when you did. i'm guilty of this, too, so i'm not casting anything. you didn't go -- you're supposed to go every year, and you didn't. >> i didn't go for years and years. my mom had breast cancer. my grandmother died of breast cancer. >> yeah. >> both post-menopausal. and my dad was a doctor. you'd think i'd be so proactive about my health. angie's dad -- >> my dad's a radiologist. >> i think i thought if i didn't go, no harm could happen to me. it's total illogic.
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>> it's ridiculous. >> how many years since you went? >> we went together back in 2008. i think 2008 which is ridiculous. i know that. but i don't think i'm unusual in the sense that so many people put things off because really, you're afraid. and i know better. you know better. >> right. >> i really put it on off. i talked to so many people afterwards. everybody who knows me, they're calling and getting mammograms, which is great, and sonograms which is how it was discovered. >> you guys did the buddy thing which is such a smart idea. did you call her in years past and say hey, look, it's our time to go? what did you say? >> i'm too busy producing segments. i never put my health -- i never submit my health insurance. it's too expensive z i'm not going to get the money back. a million excuses. >> the doctor would yell at me every year. where's angela? >> tell us the importance, meredith, of going on the buddy system. because that's almost the only way some people ever end up going. >> yeah, because you can encourage each other. nudge each other a little bit. we've got to do this. make it a day. you know, hopefully a celebratory day. but in the case where you get
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some bad news, it's great to have a friend there. >> yeah. >> i mean, i was so glad to be there for angela. >> i mean, i literally owe meredith my life, which is annoying now. what do i get her for christmas? >> you'd better start thinking. >> a little trinket for the tree. i mean, seriously? >> did you know what to say? sometimes when you're with someone going through something like that, it's hard to know -- you said i love you, but what did you -- >> i think that's about all you can say, and that i'm here for you and whatever you need. and i've been on the internet all weekend, googling everything i can about breast cancer so that i can be an advocate for angela, too. >> how about advice for people watching your show, this show? >> get your mammogram. don't be afraid. go with a friend. i really do believe that's the best thing you can do. >> yeah. and if you care about someone. and for the men out there who care about women in their lives, fathers, husbands, boyfriends, brothers, cousins. say it, you know. and take it seriously. women have to -- there's so much information out there. there's such a support system that i didn't expect. >> well, you have a little baby.
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i know you have to take care of. so you'll be around for a long time. >> thank you. >> you guys, thanks. meredith, thanks. >> we're going to follow it, too. coming up, kris jenner reveals her secret passion. and matt's outside with a man in our crowd, the man in our crowd who's here to sing. >> that's right. we've been talking about this for weeks. finally neil diamond here to perform for our crowd audience here. and we're going to get to that after these messages and your local news.
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good morning to you, it's 8:26. happening right now, san jose police and the california highway patrol are looking on the streets hoping to find this man. nicholas ortiz. police say he walked away from his san jose home around 4:00 yesterday afternoon wearing a black shirt and blue jeans and may be wearing a hospital wristband. police say ortiz suffers from a medical condition that could leave him disoriented. and now let's check your traffic and commute situation with mike. maybe not. >> it's slow. it's slow. over here at 101, look at it. look at the maps, the entire south bay has your silicon valley slower drive. this is not as bad as it's going to be tomorrow, likely. it's just slow in general.
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from 101 and 880. no major crashes really causing any problems there. but we will focus on 680 southbound. we had an earlier crash that caused a big backup. all the way down, also for west highway 4 and in walnut creek at oak grove. we still have that signal repair work going on through 2:00 p.m. it's a little bit less slow. approaching the bay area toll plaza, 580, and into the city, 101 is packed as well as 280 northbound. >> we have more local news coming up for you in a half an hour. see you then.
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8:30 now monday morning, october 20th, 2014. to say there's a chill in the air might be an understatement. it's got to be, what, in the high 40s? >> 45 degrees. >> might be coat weather. just maybe. coming up, a warming concert from rock 'n' roll hall of famer neil diamond in our 8:30 half hour. we're looking forward to
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listening to neil diamond in a couple of minutes. also kris jenner is here. we'll chat with her about her family, what's happened in her life. and did you know she's a cook? >> i hear she can cook. >> she can cook a mean dish. we'll talk to her about that. >> we want to tell you about a really exciting project that's tied to the movie "unbroken" directed by angelina jolie, comes out later this year, the amazing true story, faced daunting odds as an olympian, war hero, p.o.w. >> strength has helped them overcome huge obstacles. >> #i am unbroken. we should mention, "unbroken" comes out christmas day. looks like quite the movie. >> we'll get great submissions on that one. >> absolutely. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> starting off with today, wet weather making its way through the great lakes. heavier rain into the pacific northwest.
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showers through southern texas, into the southwest. beautiful midatlantic states. tomorrow, a nor'easter developing along the midatlantic coast, bringing rain and some of it will start to get heavier at times as we get on into wednesday. more wet weather moves through the pacific northwest. sunny skies through the southeast. heavier rain also developing in central and southern florida. more beautiful weather along the west coast. 77 in l.a. 69 and sunshine in san francisco tomorrow. 8:32. good monday morning to you. i'm christina loren. i want to show you this cool time lapse. really shows you the skies changing overhead as the storm system starts to move into the bay area. counting on that rain later on today. you can see, though, getting very spotty cells now for marin county, south through sonoma county. counting on that shower activity in the south bay between about 12:00 and 2:00. and temperatures, they're going to be on the cool side for today. 70 degrees for the north bay. and 68 degrees on the peninsula with rain returning to the forecast thursday into friday.
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>> and that's your latest weather. hoda? >> al, thank you so much. kris jenner's life is an open book as the head of the kardashians empire. there's one thing you may not know about her. she loves to cook. "in the kitchen with kris: a kollection of kardashian favorites." >> we're sitting in front of your kitchen. >> that's my kitchen. that's it. >> i don't see you cook in the show, yet this is something you really enjoy doing. >> kourtney, i was 22 years old. have you to feed her. they give you a baby, you have to feed it so it will grow. i've been cooking. over the years i have found that my family loves certain recipes that i love to make. >> what's the go-to?
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what's the number one? >> it used to be -- i love pasta. so, many, many pasta dishes along the way, sausage and peppers and pasta primavera. everybody has a favorite. kendall's favorite is -- it's just -- she needs it the day before. brownies and -- >> dedicated to the ones you love. >> yes. >> it mentions your kids and everybody, but it doesn't mention bruce. >> well, you know what? because i did it for the kids this time. and bruce and i were, you know, getting a divorce. so, i mean, he's a great guy, but i just did it for the kids and grandkids. >> now how is that separation, divorce proceeding, how is that going? >> you know what? at some point in your life, you have to make a decision to do what's right for your -- you know, your family. >> yes. >> and the kids. and i think we decided to be grown-ups and we decided if we're -- you know, we're just better apart than we are together. but we're still really good friends. so you just have to say, okay,
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we're going to do this the way we think it's best for everybody and everybody is really comfortable with it. >> it must be weird looking through tabloids and magazines. you're in every one, one of you or your kids is in every one. >> they're 99.9% wrong most of the time. >> will you clear up a few things? bruce, they show him and say he's slowly developing into a woman. >> yeah. >> is that a bunch of malarkey? >> it's silly. they've been saying that since the '70s. you would think you would be cooked by now. i don't know. >> that story line continues? >> it just continues, since the '70s. they all do. they keep regurgitating the same old stuff. >> do you care who he dates? the latest tabloid, he's dating a friend of yours. >> right. i just want him to be happy. i don't know who he is dating. he doesn't check in with me, give me a play-by-play. it's his life. he's still the father of two of my children and so we're friends. >> speaking of those two and
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flipping through another magazine "time" magazine, flip, flip, flip. >> yeah. >> kendall and kylie, the most influential teens. how did that feel? >> isn't that great? i'm really proud of those two. they are amazing kids with great hearts. they're really smart. and they work hard. they've got that great work ethic. they picked up probably from their older siblings. >> or from you. >> they know how to get it done. so i'm just proud of them, that they have picked projects that they like to work on. they have a clothing line. kendall's modeling and kylie has her new hair extension line. and everything that they do, they do with a lot of passion. >> i think that's interesting. there was a little, as there is with most things. there's a little blow back on the "time" magazine. but the kids do more than show up and look pretty. >> oh, god, yes. when they do their clothing line, they don't just stamp their name on something. i told you this before. they're in a design meeting, doing zippers and lining and
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buttons. they actually have the best education in the world, doing what they're doing. because they've learned so much about business. >> sure. >> and being an entrepreneur and how to make things happen from nothing. >> overall, are you happy? >> i am so happy. >> i can tell. i can tell. you're going to come back a little later. >> yes, i am. >> you're going to cook with us at 10:00. >> would love to. >> thank you so much, kris. thanks for being here. again it's "in the kitchen with kris." neil diamond live on our toyota concert stage. neil diamond live on our toyota concert stage. first this is "today" on nbc. it's a fresh approach on education-- superintendent of public instruction tom torlakson's blueprint for great schools. torlakson's blueprint outlines how investing in our schools will reduce class sizes, bring back music and art, and provide a well-rounded education. and torlakson's plan calls for more parental involvement. spending decisions about our education dollars should be made by parents and teachers, not by politicians. tell tom torlakson to keep fighting for a plan that invests in our public schools.
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fighting♪for a plan that i thought it'd be bigger. ♪ ♪ (dad) there's nothing i can't reach in my subaru. (vo) introducing the all-new subaru outback. love. it's what makes a subaru,a subaru.
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>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> all right. get ready to act all modest, because i'm going to brag about you. neil diamond say living legend, preparing to release his first studio album in about six years. he will take to our concert stage in a moment.
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first a look at his very impressive resume. his career has spanned more than five decades and so have some of his hits. ♪ sweet caroline >> perhaps none more famous than 1969 "sweet caroline" which went platinum and has since become a fan favorite at sporting events. ♪ we're coming to america >> from his new york city roots, neil diamond went on to become a grammy winner, member of the rock 'n' roll hall of fame and songwriters hall of fame. he sold more than 125 million albums, has had 37 singles in the top 40 and 16 top ten albums. ♪ time to chase the night away >> now at the age of 73, he is out with a brand new album, new tour and is live with us this morning. ♪ does forever sound okay >> one other thing, he happens to be a really nice guy. ladies and gentlemen, neil diamond.
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♪ where it began i can't begin to know it but then i know it's growing strong ♪ ♪ was in the spring and spring came the summer who'd believe you'd come along ♪ ♪ hand reaching out ♪ hand touching hand reaching out touching me
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touching you ♪ ♪ sweet caroline good times never seemed so good ♪ ♪ i've been inclined to believe they never would but now i look at the night and it don't seem so lonely we fill it up with only two ♪ ♪ and when i hurt hurting runs off my shoulders how can i hurt when i'm holding you ♪
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♪ warm touching warm reaching out touching me touching you ♪ ♪ sweet caroline good times never seemed so good ♪ ♪ i've been inclined to believe they never would ♪ last chorus now. all together. ♪ sweet caroline good times never seemed so good i've been inclined
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to believe they never would ♪ all right ♪ sweet caroline >> neil diamond! neil's back with more music in a moment. but first, on a monday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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back now with more from this morning's special toyota concert series and our great guest, neil
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diamond. >> his brand new album is called "melody road." good morning. welcome back. this is the first time, you told me, you've had to perform in weather this cold. >> yeah. it's like a field test for me. and it works. there's still a voice there, so i'm happy. >> wow, this is number 32, in terms of albums. when you think about that number, is that daunting? do you think there are a lot more ahead? >> i hope so. i hope so. i mean, i'm still writing. so, that's a good -- you know, that's a good clue. >> are you as proud of your longevity as you are the critical acclaim? >> i like being around for a long time. >> the alternative -- >> yeah. and it helps when you want to make plans. but, yeah, i like it. i never expected it. you know, when i started, a career was three months. one record. so, i'm very happy to be here. and people still know who i am. >> can we ask a little
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something? >> yes. >> sweet caroline, we heard it was about caroline kennedy and then i think last night or the other night on fallon, maybe it wasn't. what's the truth there? >> the name was a name that i had never heard before. i wrote it down. and, of course, i knew caroline kennedy. but it came up. i was writing a song in memphis, tennessee, before a session. i needed a three syllable name. my wife at the time, her name was marcia. and i couldn't get -- sweet caroline. >> yes. that's the one. >> and that was it. that's what it's been. >> what are you going to sing now? >> i'm going to sing whatever i'm told to sing. >> hopefully, you have more of an idea than that, because i have no idea. ladies and gentlemen, neil diamond.
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♪ ♪ that's how we started together and how we're gonna stay you taught me about good times i fought through a little bit of rain you brought me the heart of your sunshine took on the heart of my pain ♪ ♪ it wasn't supposed to happen but then you happened to come my way every night every day every word that you say made it so ♪ ♪ every thought that i had
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said i ought to be glad now i know ♪ ♪ you showed what a little bit of love can do you opened my eyes and a light came through took me to a place that i never knew good-bye to my little bit something blue ♪ ♪ you came and you found me wanting i'm here in your debt some days are a little bit daunting some days i'd rather forget you changed it all for the better. but i know i better be good to you ♪ ♪ every night every day every word that you say
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made it so ♪ ♪ every thought that i had said i ought to be glad now i know ♪ ♪ you showed what a little bit of love can do you opened my eyes and a light came through took me to a place that i never knew so long to my little bit of something blue ♪ ♪ you showed what a little bit of love can do you opened my eyes and a light came through took me to a place that i never knew good-bye to my little bit of
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something blue ♪ farewell to my little bit of something blue ♪ oh, yeah. >> neil diamond. once again, the album is called "melody road." neil will be back with us more in our next
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what a great concert. back now with birthday wishes to share from our good friend, willard scott. hey, willard. >> hey, new york. how about that? beautiful breakers. spectacular house. you've got to come visit, come see it. i'll pay your fee if you come on by. happy birthday to helen freeman from canton, ohio. 100 years old today. everybody loves her. nice lady. as sweet as she can be. she loves to travel. this is anthony michael galgano from hampton bays, new york. 100 years old today. he loves to surf fisher. and john walker from dallas,
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texas, you know. he is 100 years old today and he likes woodworking. lorena pearl travelue from weed, california, 100 years old today. she loves to play on her ipad and can almost get music out of it, she like it is so much. that's it, that's all. the folks in champing at the bit to tell you what's happening in the world and i love my birthdays. >> thank you so much. the gang's all here. what do you have coming up in the next hour? >> friday we went to a haunted house. >> is that right? >> and one of us -- >> it was mazing. >> -- was injured. >> willie again? >> how bad was the injury? >> well, you'll hear about it. >> and neil diamond. >> he's going to stick around. >> who wasn't injured at the haunted house, is sticking around. >> one of the nicest guys in the world. >> right? >> so great. >> melissa mccarthy will be by. >> good show. >> let's get back to this injury for a second. severe injury? there's one of you not here, i
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noticed. >> that's not necessarily the person who was injured. >> there was a hospital involved. >> really? >> that's how bad. >> oh, my gosh! >> i don't even know t good morning to you. it's just a few minutes before 9:00. i'm kris sanchez. the bay area man linked to the kidnapping of an oregon teenager could find out whether he has to stay locked up this morning. 41-year-old blake johnston kidnapped a 14-year-old girl from salem who he met in an online chat room. according to the federal criminal complaint, the pair exchanged explicit text messages
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and he flew to oregon to meet her. johnston reportedly picked the girl up in salem and drove her back to northern california where he was caught. johnson will be in court today so a judge can determine whether or not to grant his bail. and more local news coming up for you in half an hour. start shopping a new way. start maximizing at the place where you always get more than you pay for. t.j.maxx. brands you love, prices that work for you. you deserve it. maxx life at t.j.maxx.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, october 20th, 2014. it certainly feelslike fall out there. i'm willie, along with al, natalie and tamron. hope you all had a good weekend. we had an exciting weekend, the four of us did. >> to start off. >> starting off the weekend, capped by a visit to the hospital? >> let's start at beginning. >> we went together, the four of us, to the brighton asylum haunted house in passaic, new jersey. >> an asylum that's haunted. >> big old abandoned asylum.
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this is the infrared camera following us through these hallways, people jumping out with chainsaws. i guess we went one by one, single-style formation. >> we decided to hold hands. >> because we couldn't see, for one thing. >> i'm wearing a -- >> manzier. >> on the outside, considering fashion choice. and that screaming led to an injury, i understand. >> natalie, your voice was sore. 20 minutes. you walk through. the entire time, someone is either jumping out at you or you're bracing for someone to jump out at you. >> uh-huh. >> and al, once we ran for freedom and got out, you said oh, man, my shoulder. i think i hit my arm, scraped up my arm. >> that's because -- here is the thing. they said on average it takes 20 minutes to get through. we cleared it in a little under 12 minutes. >> that's right. >> we were going, as willie is the lead man -- >> willie is the lead.
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>> we were going at about, i don't know, 30 miles per hour. so we're whipping into walls. bam, boom. it's called a haunted house, not a bumper car derby. >> so your shoulder got injured ? >> i didn't get injured. >> so i got in the car to go back home, because this is in new jersey. i started sweating and the driver who brought us out said are you okay? and i said i don't know. my stomach hurts really bad. i can't breathe. and he said let me pull over. i said no, no, no, don't pull over. take me home. i took a hot herbal muscle-soaked bath, feeling nauseous and i'm really worried. do i call 911? do i call my mother? i don't know. i take an advil, advil pm. i start escalating. i go to sleep. next morning, i was at a five or six and al calls and says i think you might have appendicitis. >> i've had it once. whatever happens if, you're still nauseous, you ought to get checked out. >> i was really in so much pain.
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went to the hospital. didn't tell my mom. until now. because she would have been hysterical. went to the hospital. had a sonogram, blood work, the whole nine yards. >> and what did they say? >> i have a deep muscle tear. >> from screaming for 20 minutes? >> for screaming for 20 minutes. >> it's a good scream. >> thank you. >> it was so painful. my throat is still sore. and i decided -- you should let us know. go to our today -- #today's take. i don't think horror places like that are for everyone. >> no. they do warn and say -- >> they have a warning. >> make sure you're able to handle it. we should thank our producers for sending us on that. >> yeah, thank you. >> is your throat sore? >> i'm good. i had a great weekend. >> al is talking to the zombies. hey, how's your day? how's the weather in your neck of the woods? i was like, al, don't engage. >> the guy walked up with a
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bloody head, screamed at al and he said, you know, you should have that looked at. >> natalie's wedding ring -- i said i'm going to make a cast of your -- her ring, the design was embedded in my palm. we were clutched. and willie, he's trying to act like he's so calm and cool, was the grip. the willie vice grip. >> i was trying to make you feel secure, tamron. the vice grip and the sweat certainly escalated as we went minute to minute. >> when you see the piece -- i think it's going to air the day before halloween to get you in the mood. tamron had literally -- she had this pristine t-shirt that had she literally -- you were going out after. >> i was going out. >> she literally sweated through this. she pitted it out completely. >> she pitted it out. >> i pity the fool. >> you pitted the fool. >> tamron, when she screams, she also jumps. and so my hand is going like this the whole time while you're jumping. i think that had to do with the
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tear. >> you were screaming. >> i was screaming pretty -- >> you both were. >> all a great advertisement for the brighton asylum haunted house in new jersey. >> scariest place on earth. >> not for everyone. >> make sure -- that's right. put your doctor on call. >> and thank you very much. listen, another story hays caught our eye today far from a horror house or house of horror, but something that is absolutely scary. this facebook battle between, i guess you could say, two families in a sense. it brings the question up of how responsible are parents for their kids' actions? bottom line is a young man posted a pretty mean description of a young girl on his facebook page. they're in seventh grade, in georgia. and the family was told to take it down. but it remained up on his facebook page after -- this went through the courts. this went through the schools, the whole nine yards. the app he used to create the horrible image of this girl, i
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hate to say it but it's something called fat face app. that tells you in itself how mean it is. it stayed up online for 11 months. now the question is, the parents of the boy, are they responsible for their child's actions? >> the courts say that they are responsible, because they were -- because they knew that he had, i guess, posted these harsh things on that site, on her site. >> if you didn't know, that's one thing. once they knew, once they were apprised of it and once they were told, take this down. >> absolutely as a parent if i -- god forbid something like that was happening with my children. i would make sure that, you know, you can't do that. >> and it wasn't his facebook page. he created this other facebook page. >> he created one. >> i guess you could excuse the parents, they didn't know where to look. but when it stays up for 11 months after the school tells you about it. they disciplined the kid. the parents grounded him. how could it stay up for 11 months after that? that's the question. >> he's in the seventh grade.
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if you can't control the seventh grader in resource homyour home chance for the teachers or principal, because if he's not showing -- we spoke to the parents of the young girl. all parties were aware. >> sure. >> we have no information that indicates the parents were unaware of this page created. >> i'm surprised facebook didn't take it down. >> they did eventually. >> it took 11 months? >> yeah. >> that's crazy. >> that's cyber bullying. you need to step in and -- >> if the kid drinks underage, if there's cyber bullying -- >> once you know -- >> you have to parent your child. it's your responsibility to do something and say something to correct that behavior. >> i agree. >> i agree. >> let's move on to the most interesting story of the day. this, out of california. on sunday morning, firefighters had to rescue a woman. get this. she got stuck about eight feet deep inside a chimney. here is the interesting part of
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this whole story. she met this guy online. >> lawrence fernandez. >> he met the woman online. after seeing her a couple of times, i guess he tried to break off the relationship. and that's when she showed up at the house and the rest ensued. here is what he has to say about their so-called relationship. >> i met her online not too long ago and, you know, i thought she was pretty normal, as you meet people online. and, you know, we hung out a couple of times and, you know, you never know how crazy somebody is until they do crazy things. and, you know, this is a pretty crazy thing. >> as al said earlier, was the rabbit in the pot? >> i'm telling you. >> oh, my gosh! >> that's nuts. thankfully, she was okay. >> they were able to take her out. >> they had to take the chimney apart brick by brick, use dish soap to lubricate her to get her
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out. turns out her last name was claus. >> that's terrible. you guys are all married. i'm single. people have often said have you ever gone on a dating site? no offense against them. i'm sure they're fantastic. i know people who have met, fallen in love, gotten married but -- >> for every one of those. >> yeah. >> this is the one odd -- >> i don't know. >> woman down a chimney is, hopefully, the exception. >> i don't know. you may not have someone in your chimney, but i've heard some pretty crazy stories. this friend of mine went out on a date with a guy. and -- i can't even tell it. never mind. >> you started the story. >> come on, really? really? >> you know why? because she watches the show. >> you started it. >> nothing like outing her. >> al will do the weather. i'll vet the story. >> what the heck? seriously. >> stay tuned. >> please forgive me. >> we should have left you in
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that house. >> no! >> oh. >> oh. >> i'm only kidding. i'm kidding. it's an asylum. there were doctors there. >> you cut me deep, roker. >> you know what? >> he feels terrible. >> we'll hear the story later. >> can i have some cupcakes. >> cupcakes? your voice broken a little bit. can i have some cupcakes? we're watching the tropics here. got this one area that has about a 30% chance of developing 35 miles off the mexican coast. we expect this now up to 40%, expect this thing to make its way toward southern florida later in the week. another three to five inches of rain there. we're also watching this system causing showers around the great lakes. that's going to be pushing south by tomorrow, a system forms off the coast. looking for a nor'easter to develop. rain becomes heavy at times. coastal flooding. strong winds. high pressure banked up over canada. some areas picking up three to five inches of rain
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9:10 now. happy monday to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren, showers into the north bay. very light activity. you might be using your windshield wipers for five minutes at a time. and all this activity is starting to press south. so as we head throughout the next couple of hours, these skies turning nice and gray. already seeing that on the peninsula. san francisco, 64 degrees and 70 degrees for the north bay today, showers moving in for the second half of the day. we'll have your 7-day forecast in just moments. >> okay. are we going to hear the story is this. >> guy shows up for the date. >> i'm not looking for a relationship. i want to have a little fun. he had a duffel bag full of costumes at a restaurant and he wanted her to go into the bathroom and change into some of the costumes he bought. true story. >> where is the weird part? >> his name was willie geist. >> that's weird.
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heat," "identity thief," "tammy." along comes the script for "st. vincent." >> why is he mowing your dirt patch? >> what made you say yes? >> oh, i didn't say yes. i had to try my hardest. i auditioned. i begged. >> you auditioned? >> oh, yeah. i don't think whoever it was, the studio or whoever didn't think i was the right fit for this part. i said let me go on tape. i'll do whatever i have to do. i really wanted the part. >> are you going to pay for my fence? >> yes. >> my tree? >> i'm not sure how i can pay for a branch. >> what mom is going to leave her kid with this hard drinking, smoking, prostitute-befriending wretch of a neighbor sh. >> i know. i loved maggie because she had no other choice. she wasn't the good guy or the bad guy. what other choice do you have? you're a single mom. you have to go to work. can you not leave that job. you have no other choice. >> i'm showing him how the world
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works. you work, you get paid, you drink. >> actors always say comedy is harder than drama. you're a comedy master. is it harder than drama now that you've done it? >> i think it's trickier. drama, if you hit something truthfully, it usually works across the board. i think comedy, put 100 people in a room, eight love it, eight roll their eyes, three think it's the funniest thing on -- it's so subjective. >> the little boy who plays your son, jaden. >> he's amazing. >> what were you like, you know, as a kid? >> bad. >> didn't you get in trouble for like chatty kathy in the class? >> duct tape on my mouth. oh, are you -- this never stopped. this never stopped moving. they were always like, why don't you go outside and clean the erasers again? i'm like, i just cleaned them. and one of the nuns would send me out there, go clean them again, because you won't stop talking. >> tell me about meeting bill murray for the first time.
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>> panic. white hot crazy panic. i had been spinning out about what to say, what not to say. i was like, don't try to be funny but don't be unfunny. don't say anything dumb but don't try to be smart. he'll smell that a mile away. he walked into the trailer and he made a bee line for me, started turning me around, lifting my arms, bending my elbows saying you're shorter and taller than i thought but older in a younger kind of -- i was like what? i was so befu did. dled by what i was doing and it was making me laugh and i was like oh, my god, okay. i got to meet bill murray and he distracted me enough that i didn't have time to be nervous. >> got to run. got a date with a ghost. >> bill murray in "ghost busters" and who did "bridesmaids" tweeted out it's official and will star hilarious women. >> yes. >> are you one of those
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hilarious women? >> i have no -- no, we have not talked about that at all. i want to play a building in ghost busters. >> air marshal, do you want to get back in that restroom and not rest? >> "bridesmaids, is there any word on that? people would love to see a sequel. >> i would do anything with those ladies again. that's for sure. that was like the time of my life. so if anybody comes calling, i'm there. they have my number. >> i can't tell you how many people chipped in on her in "ghostbusters." the legendary neil diamond returning to our concert stage. we'll find out, once and for all, finally, who is sweet caroline? >> very sean con scrubbing bubbles, the boys in 2b threw another party.
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they have not said a word. but good news for that family right now. well, coming up after the break, we'll have a look at your weather and traffic. stay with us.
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welcome back, the time is 9:28. showing you a time lapse from tiburon. it tells the story. clouds increasing, getting showers at this point in san francisco. you can see that here from our camera right over the transamerica pyramid. it's time to break out your umbrella in the city and areas to the north. otherwise, we'll have to wait on the showers. for the second half of the day, beautiful san jose. temperatures nice and comfortable. and yeah, we need that rain. so this is a great weather story. we get to tell today. 70 degrees for the north bay, east shore at 66, and 70 degrees right here in beautiful san jose. tomorrow, you can put your umbrella away for a couple of days. you'll have to break it back out, though, as we get into this weekend. here's mike and your drive. oakland where i moved the camera, tilted it up top.
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low clouds hovering around the latitude of the bay bridge, but farther south, slower drive through downtown. now south of here, i want to note in san leandro, davis street is closed. you're going to get over to 880 via 98th because of an oil spill coming up toward the freeway itself. and that happened earlier this morning and got confirmation it's still going on. the bay bridge toll plaza, talked about the low clouds hovering around the deck. can't see that. behind the east shore freeway. driving across that span and the golden gate bridge. 45 minutes. we saw rain coming through the area, now a little bit drier. low clouds. >> and we will be tracking, of course, that rainfall throughout the day. let you know how that impacts your commute and local community. we'll be back in 25 minutes.
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welcome back to "today." it's monday, october 20th, 2014. i'm willie, along with al, natalie, tamron. peripherally, to my left, is neil diamond. >> oh, my gosh! >> he's right there. i'm trying to keep it together. >> keep it together. >> neil diamond coolness. >> look at that. >> it's just like -- look at that. >> a face for mt. rushmore. >> soak it in. >> try to keep it together. a good moment. >> surrounded by fried chicken and pizza. >> unrelated. >> how fantastic is that? look at the bodyguards back there. >> neil diamond for us is our monday moment. something else caught our eye. friday, jimmy kimmel and bradley
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cooper. >> fallon. >> did i say kimmel? i'm sorry. >> the other jimmy. >> they could not control the laughter. we've lost it a couple of times here on this show. take a look and we'll explain exactly what was happening there. >> this is based on a true -- true story. >> we got it. we got it. we got t we got it. >> you can't laugh at -- you can't laugh at elephant man. okay. here we go. >> i won't look at you. >> okay. don't look at me. >> we got it. we got it. we got it. okay. we got it. >> this is a -- this is based on a true -- >> should we take them off? >> the continuity of --
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>> bradley's play "elephant man" and they had these strange hats on with the little fur at the top or hair. >> they're wearing the hats. they were doing a bit with the hats and they tried to make a serious turn to "elephant man" which is a serious story and they were incapable of doing it. >> jimmy fallon on the floor. >> on the floor. >> that's what i love about jimmy. >> he lets loose. >> he loses it during a sketch. >> let us know the video, the photo, that will make us lose it. use the #mondaymoment. we lost it laughing at you a few times. >> many times. >> not when you were here, though. >> yeah. >> laugh iing with you. >> i think you explained it well the first time. >> no, not at you. we laughed with you. >> that's what you meant. >> oh, you're dr. evil? >> no, this is mr. fastidious. let's go over to the map, shall we? wet weather through the great lakes. nice day in the northeast.
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chilly start. 12 states with frost or freeze advisories. more heavy rain making its way into the pacific northwest today. wet weather from central new mexico, arizona -- new mexico making it all the way into southern california -- southern texas. i can't tell what state we're on. mr. fastidious doesn't know his geography. we have rain continuing, southern texas. heavier rain developing widespread throughout the northeast in young as a little bit of a low pressure system, nor'easter develops up along the coast. we'll 9:33. happy monday to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. light activity north of marin county. look at san francisco, though, even though we're not getting the radar returns. still definitely getting that moisture, steady drizzle. quite the difference. we're expecting widespread showers by about lunchtime for today and even as we get into this afternoon. temperatures are going to stay cool. 71 degrees for your tuesday. you can put your umbrella away
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for the midsection of the week and break it back out with more rain on the way for friday. hope you have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> we're in the presence of a true music legend. >> what do you want him to say? >> he looked around. he looked behind him. neil diamond's career has spanned more than five decades and, of course, is still making music, including on the plaza this morning. >> 32nd album comes out tomorrow called "melody road." nice enough to hang out after putting a great concert on. neil, thank you so much. >> happy to be here. thank you so much. >> you've never sung in weather that cold before? >> no. this is the first time. i didn't know whether the voice would come out. you know, usually you're pretty confident about opening your mouth and breathing in a certain way and a voice comes out. i didn't know what would happen. but it happened. thank you, god. >> it sounded -- it sounded terrific. and you've got a heck of a tour coming up. >> we do.
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we'll start in -- first part of march and go through the end of next year, into the year after that. >> wow! >> and we don't know what's going to happen after that. >> you just said something really interesting. we were talking when al was doing the weather. you're a little bit scared to get back out on the road. >> i am. >> explain what you meant about that. >> it's not a usual thing to do for a living, or anybody, just to get up in front of thousands of people, keep them seated and have a good time. i've forgotten how to do it since i did it 2 1/2 years ago. so i have to acustomize myself to doing that now. and it takes a while. i'm 2 1/2 years away from having done it. and i hope i remember some of it. that's all.
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>> i think you'll do just fine, neil. >> when you break out "sweet caroline," the minute that song starts, people get so into it. what's that like for you? >> it's so amazing. i can't account for that either. i thought when i wrote the song, i thought this is some kind of magic that happened. it was very unexpected. it was last minute. the whole thing took about half an hour. >> only half an hour? >> it took about half an hour to write it. >> who is it about? who is caroline? >> it's actually about my former wife, marcia, but i couldn't get marcia into the three-syllable name that i needed. so i had -- i had caroline kennedy's name there from years ago. one of my books and i tried sweet -- that works. it didn't work with marcia. so i couldn't tell her that i dedicated the song to her.
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it was almost marcia. >> that's my song, really. >> she said to me, but you told me you were going to write about me. i'm sorry, dear. >> i did, sweetie, really. >> it was. there was no way to squeeze it in. >> how do you balance when you have such incredible classics with that musician spirit who wants to create new music and you want your fans to love it? how do you balance that? >> you try to write new songs that are on the same level. that's always the challenge. and sometimes you do, and sometimes you don't. this new album was -- i was a nervous wreck, because i knew i had 40 or almost 50 years of songwriting to match up to. but there was some -- i got lucky with this album. there's some really, really special songs in there. so, whew! it's like you dodge a bullet. >> neil diamond's fun fact. he hates haunted houses. >> i hate anything scary.
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>> we're with you. >> yeah. scary. >> scary. >> by the way, i made the sean connery. take a look. >> highlight reel? >> you have more hair. >> pretty good. >> i don't have my glasses. is that sean connery on the left? well, i can't tell the difference. >> he as not moving in the video. >> i didn't know. he didn't move yet. >> the album is called "melody road." you have one more song coming up with kathie lee and hoda. >> thank you so much. >> i love it. i don't know which one i am in the video. coming up next, unexpected diagnosis and the power of positive attitude. a great i had this deep, radiating pain, everywhere. and i wondered what it was. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic, widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain.
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cancer. >> i, immediately, burst into tears. i thought i was going to die. >> sarah's mother, lillian, and her twin, lois, are both breast cancer survivors. >> in our middle to late 50s. i never thought it would happen to her. >> it's very uncommon for breast cancer to happen at the age of 25. breast cancer happens, on average, at around age 60. >> about one out of eight invasive breast cancers are found in women younger than 45. and only 1.8% of breast cancer patients are between the ages of 20 and 34. sarah, along with her doctors, responded aggressively to her stage two breast cancer with chemotherapy plus a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction. >> i had a choice to be angry or sad, but i chose to be positive and hopeful. >> and there was unwaivering support from her college sweetheart, matt. >> there was never any question that he would be at every single appointment. i went to graduate school and i got married and bought a house and got a dog and was doing all
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the things that i had hoped to do. >> then the unthinkable happened. >> i had just sort of celebrated my five-year cancerversary, we call it, and discovered another lump on top of my reconstruction. >> you're looking at a picture of sarah's chest. the area of abnormality that's a little thicker is about three centimeters, which was how big her recurrence was. >> after surgery, they're rolling me into the elevator and i look out the doors and there's a big sign that says maternity ward. and then the doors close. and at that moment, i really thought that that was never going to happen. >> but sarah's health needed to be the priority. especially after it was tested in a new way. >> i was participating in a runway show of breast cancer survivors and went into cardiac arrest. today, i have internal cardiac defibrillator that monitors my
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heart rhythm. >> at that moment, sarah decided neither that near-death experience nor treatment of the new tumor would keep her from pursuing a role she has long sinced hope for, mother. >> we went through the process of ivf. i think i had made a joke at some point and i said let's just have lisa, my husband's sister, carry our embryo for us. and that was like, she's actually already mentioned it to me. >> i had no clue what was involved in having a child for someone else, but the thought of it did not scare me at all. >> she was just not going to take no for an answer. she kind of -- god like. she's way better than the best sister ever. >> embryos transferred into lisa just before sarah started another round of chemotherapy. fast forward nine months. on april 8th, 2011, lily was born. >> people have asked me how is it to give up your child? i never gave up my child. it was always matt and sarah's in my head. >> i can never thank lisa
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gramny nominate d and in hi words, a little fat. his words. >> his words. >> jim gaffigan, good morning. we surrounded you with everything. >> that's popeye's. that's popeye's. >> you can tell. >> you know why it's called popeye's? after you eat it, your eyes pop a little bit. >> reason to get in there. >> you see yourself more as an eatie than a foodie. what's the difference? >> i think it's laziness. you don't mind if i do the interview with my mouth full? >> no, that's what you do. >> this is my with wife's nightmare, me being surrounded by food. >> whose a much more healthier
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eater, right? >> i look like i had two wives and i ate one of them. i just want the closest best burger. i don't want to go on a journey. i don't need to know how they make it. >> there's plenty of burgers close at hand. >> i just want to eat. >> when you're on the road doing your stand-up, a lot of it is about food, what do you surround yourself with? do you go to the nearest burger joint? >> i post something on twitter. al, when are you going to follow me on twitter? texts me nude photos of him all the time. >> and i was covered in bacon. >> yeah. usually, i'm going to chicago, atlanta. i have two stops in texas. texas, which is an amazing -- like the fact that everyone in texas is not 4,000 pounds is amazing. because they have barbecued
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steak and -- >> is that your favorite kind of food, as he puts more chicken -- >> i try to be equal to all foods. >> except for seafood. >> seafood is disgusting. >> all seafood or just shellfish? >> it's just -- i mean, fish in general is disgusting. that's why fish are always frowning. they're always like -- >> you call it the vegetable of the sea. >> yeah. well, you know, seafood, shellfish, like clam and oysters, you eat those? >> i do. >> they're filters. >> they're snots on a rock. it's sfwusting. i'm not saying in the 1700s we didn't have to eat that but that's disgusting. >> you have five young kids. do they eat like this or -- >> i haven't met some of my children. there's so many of them. my wife is so fertile. she's like catholic. my wife, she buys all the healthy stuff. we would have bread but would be made of sawdust and stuff like
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that. we wouldn't have cupcakes. look at this. >> this is why you go out on the road. >> what is this? the whole idea of like, you know what? just go and get that fat guy some food and just -- guacamole. >> you're not fat, by the way. >> if i died right now -- >> uh-huh. >> many of my children would know me as the balding guy who is obsessed with this green dip. this is amazing stuff. >> your last meal then? >> mexican food is very important to me. not just because i'm mexican. >> thank you so much. >> by the way, you can read an excerpt from "food: a love story" at today.com. jim, feel free to help yourself. >> look at all these children. they all lost their lives because of
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and a good monday morning. it's 9:56. a traffic nightmare at a walnut creek this morning as crews work to repair a critical traffic light. you can see in the live video, from the video on our helicopter
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that the outage is causing a massive backup. this happening at ignacio valley road. the lights were damaged in a single vehicle crash just after midnight. police said the lights are flashing red which should be treated the same as a stop sign. if they're out taking them westbound on ignacio valley road from concord. the lights won't be fixed until 2:00 this afternoon. could be a long wait. we'll be checking in momentarily to find out what's going on with your commute. but first, a begin with the weather front. >> good morning to you, sam. rain drops definitely accumul e accumulating behind you from our san francisco camera. most of the activity well to the north of the golden gate bridge, we're not expecting a lot of activity today. and you can see the south bay is still had mostly clear. showers, meanwhile san francisco, up in the north bay, waiting on the east shore peninsula a couple more hours. tracking that activity to your doorstep today at 11:00. and we'll tell you when we'll
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return later on this week. first, though, we'll check your drive with mike. >> well, first that issue in walnut creek. repair work for the signal. the backup not as extensive as we saw in that signal. you can travel up to the area, still slow at the intersection of ignacio valley road. over here, southbound 880 moves smoothly, better speed through fremont toward mission. but look at the map, we have a slower drive toward mission. 880 and 680 southbound, that's the last of the morning commute that typically kicks in. south bay typical, north 101 past the airport. san mateo, southbound, jammed down toward whipple. an earlier crash that never recovered. 880 live look at oakland coliseum. things getting a little cloudy there, sam. back to you. >> thank you for providing some perspective on that red light fiasco. we'll see you in 25 minutes.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> it is fun day monday, october 20th. jenna bush hager is in for kathie lee this week. >> hey, girl. >> hey. let me tell you what i love about jbh, when she shows up, she doesn't show up empty handed. just wanted to point out before we even tease the show, i'm so curious about this, she brought a beverage -- >> this is a beverage. >> what is going on with it? >> this beverage, i don't have any of the details, hopefully somebody does, this is fruit cocktail by veev.
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they're $9.99. >> what is the better point? >> organic. 125 calories. >> it is a pina colada. >> for a pina colada. you know how fattening they usually are. >> let's taste it. >> oh, my god. >> it is coconut water. >> it is really good. >> hats off. you can get the -- we'll get into the -- >> get them, healthy, delicious, and hydrates while it dehydrates. right? coconut water hydrates. >> big show today, we have the kardashian matriarch kris jenner will cook for us. music from neil diamond outside. his voice is awesome throughout. >> he sounds great. he looks great. the nicest. >> by the way, he was out at 6:15 in the morning shaking hands, it was chilly out, he sang. taylor swift may be singing about one of her ex loves. that's the -- >> shocker.
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shocker. that's what she does. >> it must be scary to date taylor. >> i would be scared. i would be scared. she's smart. >> she's a genius writer. genius. >> so let's hear about your fun filled weekend. what do you do on the weekends? >> what do i do? i was in l.a. all last week for work. so i was on the red eye home on friday. >> okay. love that. >> fun. i got to be with my babe. mainly -- >> how is she? what is she doing? >> everything about her is so cute. we have first birthday parties, of course. first birthday parties are the new norm. which are really fun. i had a fun adult brunch yesterday. but i don't know about you, my sundays are totally dominated by football. >> that's all there is. >> yes and no. yes and no. for example, we schedule the brunch with good friends, the boys were on one side with their phones, my fantasy team -- jenna, my fantasy team.
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>> i don't get the fantasy thing. i get the real game while it is going on. >> then he was furious, he's a redskins fan, which -- >> by the way, that was bad. >> what do you mean it was bad? >> did they win? >> they won. >> oh, that's right. all the teams lost yesterday, the saints lost, the giants lost. >> you have multiple teams. >> i pick a few. let's talk about halloween. what is -- >> i got home, i was jet lagged but didn't care because i ripped into the amazon bags and i pulled out neleh's costume. one is baby elvis. >> i love that. >> she even has -- look at the snarl. she even has the snarl. >> okay. >> and i just -- i didn't put any gel in her hair. lift it back with a little rag, and on the actual day i might spray a little -- baby friendly. and number two, a peinata.
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>> i like the pinata, as long as she doesn't choke on the little things. >> my mom is like is that paper? i'm, like, no. >> should baby neleh be belvis or the pinata? >> the reason why i like belvis, she can only be a boy for that much longer, you know what i mean? next year she's going to want -- >> when you went out for halloween, you said you were always the boy. >> that's true. i could never pull off like the naughty nurse. >> one of my friends used to dress up that way when we were older, the sexy, naughty, whatever and i was always the cow with the utters flapping around. i always had more fun. when you try to dress like that, and go to a party -- >> a, you're worried things are going to fall out. i was. even if it was just a stomach wall, nobody wants to see that. second of all, i was always the one that was nominated to be the boy. it was, like, who is going to be austin powers.
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jen jenna. who is the person with the mustac mustache? jenna. last year neleh was a baby astronaut, and everybody was, like, what a cute boy. i'm, like, girls can be astronauts. >> good for you. good for you. by the way, if you're wondering what the top costumes are, if you're trying to figure out what your kid should have, yahoo! is doing one of those searches. the number one costume, teenage mutant ninja turtles. searches up over 5,000. number two is a pirate. number three, how does this stay in the top three over and over again, star wars. >> i'm shocked. first of all, every little girl i know is being elsa from frozen. so where is that? >> frozen in the top ten. >> top ten, but not the top three? >> not even top five, i don't think. so two of those from the '80s. >> they did just do the teenage mutant ninja turtles, didn't they, recently? >> you're right. >> it is interesting. >> it has been confirmed there
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is an heir to the spare on the way in april. kate is having a baby. >> we all knew that. >> she's due. now we know when, in april. her baby is 14 months. >> her baby is 14 months. neleh is 18 months. >> let's pretend for the sake of discussion you're pregnant again. >> which we all know i'm not. >> isn't true. right. would that be -- would that be something you look forward to or would that be difficult? >> okay, well, kate has that terrible morning sickness, i was so lucky, knock on wood, which we don't have here, that my first pregnancy was mild and i felt pretty great. so if i was kate, i would -- i don't know if i would love that morning sickness while taking care of a toddler. but i have to say, i would be okay with being pregnant. >> are you going to have other kids? >> i could love to. look at neleh. how can you not have another -- >> you need to. >> i think it be would be good. it is about time maybe. >> can we show the cutest video? we have a lot of cute video. this one surpasses all.
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there is a baby lamb. >> okay. >> and the baby rhino. >> a baby lamb and baby rhino and best friends, right? >> best friends. watch, but the rhino is trying to imitate what the lamb is doing. so, okay, look. look how the lamb prances. oh, my gosh. >> cute. >> they could be a dangerous friendship if that rhino steps on that lamb. >> this is in south africa. look at him. he's like, i got this, if i can do -- >> that could be a broken foot. >> so cute. >> that is adorable. >> i like it. >> there is another video that i love. >> what is it? >> this is about a dog who is doing -- of course, we could do animal videos all day who is doing the weather forecast, okay. he was available for adoption. he was being featured on a newscast in canada.
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let's see what happens. >> jasper with the minus 2 degree mark. no -- minus 3 in grand prairie, the temperature at east river is minus 2. it is 4 at lord minister. all right, all right, all right. okay, okay. you're going to hold -- okay. does start to warm up nicely as you get into the weekend. >> chewed right through the leash. >> you're on your own. all right. >> blake is getting a little cujo. i'm getting scared. i don't know what is happening to my dog. >> terrible 2s. >> something happened. he was so cute and now he's like -- >> he's regressing. >> now he see other dogs and people, it is weird. now i'm scared. >> bring him in tomorrow, please. >> no. >> yes, please, bring him in. >> it is weird when other people hold -- he's getting a little aggressive. i'm not sure what i'm doing. i'm trying to do everything right. i'm following all the rules. >> you're parenting fine. >> i have a dog reverend, the
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dog reverend. >> you have mom guilt right now. you have mom guilt. but you're doing just fine. >> you have a dog reverend. a reverend of dogs, she comes to my part. >> she's a reverend -- does she pray for blake? >> she does that too. this is a beautiful piece of video, guys. there is an 8-year-old boy, like a team mascot at high school. his brother plays on the team and he has down syndrome. they decided what they were going to do is make a fifth quarter, a fifth quarter just for him, for gabe. so let's take a look at what happened during his fifth quarter. >> they're trying to show him the way. >> oh. >> so amazing. >> oh, my gosh. >> he's going --
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>> is win, i win. >> we want to thank, before we get to our favorite things, we have a nice group of people here with us today who are visiting, friends of kath and other friends of the show. so thank you so much. you have a favorite thing? >> i'm obsessed with halloween. my favorite thing is trick-or-treating for unicef. do you ever do this? >> yes. >> do you remember that? they still have it. i did it when i was little. and now, neleh might be a little little, but she could do it. it is so good to teach something good while we're just talking about candy and baby elvis.
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>> right. okay. my favorite thing, you're going to love this. i'm always -- whenever i run at the park, i get sick of my thing, i don't like -- sometimes pandora isn't great. there is an app you're going to want to download immediately. rainy, one of our producers told me about it, it is called rock my run. >> rock my run. >> you download like country or pop or whatever, and then it gives you a mix and it is exactly 30 minutes, like, let me see if this one even works. this is my country one. it doesn't work in here. we're inside. we don't have good wi-fi. but it is so amazing because it gives you a chunk and so you have to run it in order -- >> can you put, for example, can you put like slow -- ♪ it is acting funky, but -- >> could you put slow rider radio in? >> no, it is one mix and all the songs go to the rhythm of running, florida georgia line.
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[ male announcer ] with unmatched training in over 150 careers beyond the battlefield, there are over 150 surprising ways to become army strong. talk to your son or daughter about opportunities in the army. it is time for "today's buzz" and all the hot happenings in hollywood. >> here to get you caught up, billboard magazine editor at large joe leavy. >> hello. how are you? >> taylor swift in the news as always. this time it says her new song, the one about in the woods. >> "out of the woods." >> it may be written about one harry stiles. >> it could be. there's clues in "out of the woods." if you go to the lyrics, there's mention of your neck las around my neck, two paper planes passing each other. harry had a paper plane necklace
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while they were dating, taylor wore it. she's not confirming, no confirmation. she has an album out next week. >> what do you think? >> what do i think? >> i think if this song isn't about him, another one on the album called "style" might be. here is the thing. harry himself might be getting into the act. he's got an act he wrote for pop duo alex and sierra called "i love you." there's absolutely no clue in this one except it's about a girl who i really loved. when i think of her, a smile comes to my face. i wasn't there for you, but i still think of you. these are sweet songs. >> they're still friends. >> she says they're still friends. from his song i'm inclined to believe it. >> on the side note, i'm taking guitar lessons. the easiest songs to play are taylor swift songs, only four
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chords. >> matthew got married. >> in hawaii? >> he did get married this weekend. >> maui'd. >> i'll stick with married. small wedding, about 50 people. he and fiancee got engaged june of last year, renee fenty. they both sang at their own wedding. after they did a hula dance together to celebrate because it was in -- >> maui. >> they sang a medley of ellie golding, starry eyed and video games. >> love that. mariah carey is in the news, it has to do with something she's been wearing. >> cut out. >> kind of wearing it.
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the dress is slid very high up on the leg. >> she looks good. >> yes, she does. >> not the right dress. >> i mean i couldn't -- >> very high on the hip. that hand is strategic cli placed so we don't see all of mariah. she's on tour in china right now. this is the illusive chartreuse tour. i'm glad we're talking about this instead of the split with nick cannon. >> real quick, brad pitt number one in the box office. >> number one with "fury," knocked "gone girl" out of the number one spot. still number two. here is the surprise on "fury," about 40% of the whimsomen seei this -- 40% of the people seeing this is women.
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it is now time to surprise our fan of the week. >> okay. drum roll, please. while we spin the globe. today it is landing in -- your favorite city, new orleans, louisiana. >> jill joins us on wdsu, channel 6, she's joining us by skype with her daughters, mary and grace. hi. >> hi. >> hi. >> so excited. >> oh, my gosh. so exciting. before we put you to the test with trivia, let's tell everyone
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why you were chosen. jill watches the show every -- hi. every day since she had her first daughter mary. as a stay at home mom, she said it was a treat to watch the fourth hour because she was hanging with people like you. >> that's exactly right. now four years late, mary and grace keep mom company during the show and they have become fans themselves. sometimes they pretend to put on their own talk show just like that. >> they put on their own talk show without the wine. they're also huge fans of the new orleans saints. just like you. >> i love it. now it is time to put your fan dom to the test with a random trivia question, 15 seconds it guess the answer. you have to guess it right to win the grand prize. are you ready? >> ready. >> okay. here we go. jill, who is hoda's favorite football star? he surprised her on the show earlier this year -- >> hold on, she doesn't need the -- >> you don't need it. who -- >> drew brees. >> yes! you won. >> jill, you have won the grand
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prize. it is a fabulous trip. >> you and your guests will head to the great city of chicago to stay at the thompson chicago for three days and two nights, stay in a lakeview room with access to all of the local landmarks and attractions. >> you'll have a lexus at your disposal and you'll receive two vip tickets to the museum of contemporary art to attend the david bowie exhibit, all trip and airfare accommodations furnished by the thompson chicago. how about that, jill? >> thank you so much. i'm so excited. >> who are you taking? >> my husband. >> okay. good answer. >> we're are a little -- >> we feel a little bad about drew brees, but we're coming back. >> love your voice, jill. got that accent. >> coming up, two things that are good for you. kris jenner's chicken soup. >> and classic music by neil diamond. so stick around for your local news. ugh.
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it's part of a hershey's bar. we break it. we bite it. we sneak it. we smoosh it. we savor it. we love it. hershey's is mine, yours, our chocolate. and a good monday morning. it's 10:26. i'm sam brock. cases of west nile virus have exploded across the state of california. and the drought could be to blame. the contra costa times reports the number of mosquitos infected
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welcome back, the time is 10:28. shower activity getting a little bit heavier. but i can tell you, we're not seeing anything too heavy just
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yet. expecting the bulk of the moisture to arrive for the second half of the day. getting a steady mist and drizzle. and our radar isn't picking it up at this point. the midsection of your week looking comfortable. you can ditch that umbrella for probably tuesday, wednesday and thursday and bring it back out. late thursday into friday with more rain on the way. i'll tell you how much we're expecting and how much drizzle we've already received today at 11:00. first, though, here's mike and your drive. >> there you go, christina. some of that mist or drizzle. it's on a lens over here on the heyward side. i don't see a lot of windshield wiper action. light right there across the span. we're looking at your maps and showing a slower drive at the castro valley "y." northbound 238. smoother drive, but still slow across the san mateo bridge into that congestion, down toward redwood city. and then you pass an earlier crash. everything's clear on the peninsula side. and you do jam up toward the bay bridge toll plaza where you still have a good crowd here.
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the metering lights, of course, and the low clouds. >> some of us seeing mist as it is monday. but don't worry, you've made it through the hardest part. we'll see you at 11:00. we're back with more of "today" on this monday. time to take you into the kitch be kitchen with kris jenner. >> fans tuned in by the millions to watch her life unfold on "keeping up with the kardashians". now she's sharing something i didn't know about her, you're an amazing cook. >> this is one of my passions. this is what i want to do when wasn't to relax and it is crazy. i used to do it because i had to, and you bring kids home and you got to feed them. >> right. >> that's one thing. now i do it because i love it. >> therapeutic. >> yes. >> we should point out, there is a brand-new cookbook out, and it is called "in the kitchen" wi w kris."
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>> it is spelled with a k. >> we got you. >> must have been hard to narrow down the recipes since you love it so much. how did you pick which ones? >> i started out with everyone's favorite. i have so many family members, it was easy to say, okay, the first 62 recipe and that's the easy part. and trying to describe it. but kim had a favorite, we put her mac and cheese in there. rob loves my brownies and my sausage and peppers. there are so many different things i made for years that are my go to meals, i once had an entire family that went on spaghetti strike. they said, we're not eating -- they were sitting in my kitchen like -- >> you had it too much? >> i guess. we all love pasta. then i had like a little minute in my life, you know, because i had nine lives, i had a little minute where i got the everything is made with spaghetti because i was so busy. >> i think it is interesting. people look at you and they think does she really cook?
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we see her glamorous life. >> do you ever get a chef? >> yes, i do. finally after 50 some odd years i treated myself, we were working 18 hour days, seven days a week, and so sometimes, yeah, you'll see our chef on the show. i no longer have a chef at the moment. i would love one, by the way. but, no, i love to cook and right now i'm cooking every night for my granddaughter, who lives with me, my roommate. i make her real food because she -- >> you have to give me recipes for mila. >> her favorite thing, i make her pilaf every single night. rice and egg noodle and rendered butter. you'll love it. this is my hearty chicken soup. this is what i make every time somebody doesn't feel good, or are it gets cold in california. start with water. >> you make homemade soup? >> yes. i boil down my broth and what i start with, but here is the easy part. i get two cooked chickens from any, like wonderful market.
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peel them and shred or chop. put the chicken in. just in the water. and then -- >> wait -- that was wrong. >> that was wrong. that's the vegetables. that's me throwing the -- the vegetables. >> we're just going to -- i can't help myself. this all goes in. this is going to cook for two are hours. it is going to simmer. >> you don't chop the vegetables first? >> no. >> cook them and then chop. >> taking the chicken off the carca carcass, putting it aside. this is cooking for two hours. we'll let it simmer. at the end of the day, we'll drain off all of this stuff, which the flavor from this is amazing. and just really raw and sort of rustic like that. you're going to -- >> it is so good, you guys. the smell in your house is amazing. it permeates the whole thing.
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this is your broth. what we're going to add is all of the vegetables that you chop up. >> okay. >> we got ahead of ourselves. >> we're going to add the chicken to this. >> you even put broccoli. i like you make it vegetable heavy. >> zucchini, squash, scallions and the cumin and the spice. and the spicy, there is a little kick to it because of the red -- the chili powder, which i love. >> it helps if you're -- >> then the last ten minutes, this is barley. this is barley. we're going to bring this to a boil and then let it simmer. >> jenna, come down here. tell us about these two beauties you have going on. >> isn't that great? this is kim's mac and cheese. and this is my favorite berry cobbler. it is good, right? and hearty and yummy, but really thick. >> more like a stew.
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>> it is almost like a stew, but -- it will make anybody feel better too, by the way. >> this is healthy. let's get to the mac and cheese. this is my favorite. you like that? with the crumbles on the top. >> like mom used to make. tastes good. >> this i love. you get into this, this is so -- >> my god. >> yummy, right? >> this is crazy. i do this with vanilla ice cream. >> what is the top? some sort of biscuit? >> yes, the recipe is in there. >> you can find all of -- this is delicious. all the recipes on klgandhoda.com. >> you need a man to cook for. this is good. >> man a man ybe a man to cook . neil diamond gets even better when he sings. >> and sticky money matters. wpreferred networks, including manyunited healthcare,lan
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"smart women finish rich." >> money is a very sensitive topic. >> definitely. >> we're going to bring our first couple out. come out robin and richard. they've been married eight years and trying to decide on a new health insurance company. robin wants one with a higher monthly premium and lower deductible. richard wants a lower monthly premium and a higher deductible. it is time for you to state your case. richard, go first. >> i would like a lower de -- higher deductible because i feel that we're going to reach it quicker because we've had a few issues in our family, we've had cancer from before, and in the first few months i'm going to pay off my deductible and have extra money because i have a lower premium so i can take a vacation. >> okay. that makes sense. robin, let's hear your side of the story? >> i would like to have a lower
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premium -- i'm sorry -- a higher premium and lower deductible because i feel we're going to meet the deductible immediately and all of a sudden our health insurance is going to be paying us back immediately. otherwise we're going to be paying and paying and paying our medical costs and never see our health insurance pay us back. >> time for the verdict. >> what were you going to do with the savings? >> i'd like to go on a cruise. >> okay. the verdict is -- this is in the a high deductible, high cruise factor. here is the deal. the verdict, nice try, but you lose. the verdict is for robin. >> why? >> here is why. first of all, when you're in your 50s. you're in your young 50s. they both talked about going to the doctor a lot. that's the wrong person to get a high deductible plan. here is what everyone needs to know. high deductible doesn't mean
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you're going to not be spending money. it can cost you more. young people that don't go to the doctor a lot, a high he ductable can work. november 15th is the new date when we all look at new plans for the year. where do you want to be going, it's healthcare.gov. print the one-page report, look at the summary. second thing is look at the cost and then look at your current year, what did you do medically and ask me what you did next year. for most people, high deductible, especially these guys. >> all right. congratulations. sorry about the loser but you still win. you're married. loser, you still win, you're married. we got our next couple, they're about to get married. shafali and duvall. all right, you have been engaged since july and you're disagreeing and this is a hard subject, on whether or not to get a joint bank account. once they get married.
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sha shafali wants separate accounts and duvall wants a joint account. okay, judge dave. or, plead your case. >> i want the dual income. >> you want extra cash. >> okay. >> shafali. >> i want separate accounts because he spends a lot of money. he's starting his new business, and i just want to make sure we keep track of everything he spends. >> is it about trust or not for you? >> for me, it is trust, he spends a lot, like, i just want to make sure i have control. >> and you just want more money. >> absolutely. absolutely. that's one of the perks. >> don't you -- she makes the money for herself, don't you ever think if you want to buy something, you should buy it with your own work money or no? >> well, before, but now it is we're together. >> up to you. >> i think what i heard is that her money is hers and her money is yours? >> correct. >> wrong.
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the verdict is for you. here -- >> i win. >> she wins on this one. here's the key. right now you're the one who is paying the bills, correct? >> yes. >> and you're the one tracking the money? >> yes. >> and you're the one spending the money? >> correct. >> you need to do what i call growing up a little bit here right now. here is what i want to have happen. you have separate accounts for right now. he account and she account. the way you get -- >> he account and she account. >> the way you're going to get to a we account is you're going to show us you can grow up a little bit financially. i want you tracking the bills for the next 90 days. i want you writing the checks. in 90 days when you show financial responsibility, i'll -- >> you'll meet together with them? >> i will. >> meet with my husband henry and me. >> you guys, thank you so much. don't go anywhere. >> you all get to get married. >> you win. >> guess who is about to sing for us? >> who? i actually know. neil diamond. >> don't miss a great performance. first, these messages. ♪
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the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> all right, he was out performing on the plaza before the sun came up this morning. we're so lucky because he is performing for us right here. >> yes, we're talking about grammy winner, rock and roll hall of fame member neil diamond. >> he has a brand-new album, his first in sixth year, 37th album of his career called "melody road". >> he's about to go on tour. before that, he's singing for us here. here is neil diamond with his classic song "crackling rosy." ♪ crackling rosy
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we ride until it don't rain no more ♪ ♪ taking it slow love, don't you know ♪ ♪ hitching on the twilight train ♪ ♪ ain't nothing here that i can't take along ♪ ♪ maybe a song ♪ sing when i want don't need to say please to no man ♪ ♪ come on you got the way to make me happy ♪ ♪ you and me we do in style ♪ ♪ crackling rosy you seem like a guitar humming ♪ ♪ hang on to me girl
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♪ play it now play it now ♪ ♪ play it now my lady ♪ ♪ crackling rosy makes me smile ♪ ♪ that's all right we got all night ♪ ♪ set this world right you got the way to make me happy ♪ ♪ you and me we do in style ♪ ♪ crackling rosy like a guitar humming ♪ ♪ hang on to me girl our song keeps running on here ♪ ♪ come on play it now play it now ♪ ♪ play it now my lady ♪ ♪ crackling rosy
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makes me smile ♪ ♪ that's all right we still got all night ♪ ♪ set this world right ♪ >> neil diamond, we're back to shine a light, a spotlight on one of our biggest fans. it is amazing. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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mom? dad? big uncle wayne?nut. hot chocolate. green tea. uh, decaf, cuz. wow. i'm dying for an herbal tea. the all new keurig 2.0 is here.
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you know what is great about our facebook page? >> tell me. >> i'll tell you. we get to keep up with all of our fans to find out what is going on in their lives. now it is time to shine our fan
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spotlight on a little guy who will have you seeing double. are you ready? >> let's get right to it. oh, my gosh. >> so cute. >> it is from maggie omaria who bought this doll for her older kids when she was pregnant to prepare for the new sibling. and now schuyler arrived, she had no idea they would look exactly alike. >> that's crazy. they call that mini me. how cute is that? maggie, thank you for sharing. we love when you send pictures and we love to talk about you on the air. please keep sending pictures to our facebook page. any cute videos. also vote on jenna daughter's mila's+u costume, belvis or the pina pinata? >> you decide and that's the costume she'll wear. >> on halloween. >> a star studded lineup, we have hotty keanu reeves with us.
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>> and actress sofia vergara. >> william shatner too. >> so much fun. and
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right now at 11:00. rain is moving into the bay area. looking live at some of our window shots there san francisco, the clouds are looming overhead. san jose, not quite dropping rain drops just yet. thanks so much for joining us, i'm kris sanchez. >> and let's get right to what christina loren has been tracking the rain for us. where do we stand now? >> we're starting to get our first activity this morning. i'm talking about the south bay specifically. a little bit of light activity up in the north bay. want to show you this awesome time lapse. really tells a story of

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