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studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning everyone. i'm savannah guthrie along side al roker and natalie morales. >> we're in day nine of this government shutdown but some furloughed workers have been called back to work by the centers of disease control. they're back on the job. they're still not being paid but they're brought back in because of a salmonella outbreak linked to chicken. >> more people are feeling the shutdown but first today's top story. it broke here on tuesday. it's prompted shame and embarrassment on capitol hill and around the country. it's the story of military families caught in the middle of this. andrea mitchell is here again and has the latest in all of it. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. our story did spark outrage from lawmakers that vow to try and fix the problem today.
but a private charity stepped in to do what the government did not do. take care of the families of fallen u.s. service members. this morning a solemn ceremony. some families paid for the flights themselves. because of the government shutdown they didn't get death benefits. $100,000 normally paid within 36 hours of a death to help cover immediate cost. the charity has stepped in to take the place of the government. >> i'm hoping this say temporary measure and not long-term but we're in it as long as we need to be. >> the mother of jeremiah collins back home in milwaukee. >> for the sacrifice our kids are making at the age that they're making them, i don't understand how this can be a benefit that's withheld. i will not -- i won't ever understand it. >> reporter: another of the fallen, special agent joseph
peters, a 24-year-old intelligence ofcer from springfield, missouri serving in afghanistan after two tours in iraq and the father of a 20 month old son. his wife ashley issued this statement. it is upsetting because hi husband died for his country and now my family is left to worry. my husband always said if something happened to him we would be taken care of. >> it's shameful and embarrassing. >> reporter: outrage from lawmakers who caused the shutdown. speaker boehner vowed the house will introduce a new bill today to reinstate the death benefits. >> the house will act specifically on this. >> reporter: both are outraged. >> shouldn't we has republican, democrat, whoever we are, shouldn't we be embarrassed and ashamed? >> your government let you down in your time of need. >> reporter: i talked to family members last night who are angry and hurt by the stalemate while the senate and the white house
rejected other bills to fix shutdown problems this is one action by the house today that will be very hard to reject. savannah. >> andrea mitchell, thank you so much. >> chuck todd, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> we're hearing a shift in tone here chuck. we're hearing lawmakers use words like embarrassment and shame over these emergency death benefits. is it possible that embarrassment and shame might force real action, real compromise on the shutdown? >> reporter: i'd like to think it would actually force a resolution on the larger issue. i think what's more likely is what andrea outlined. the house today will act on this bill. the one thing the senate and the white house have done while they rejected the idea of little bills like this to reopen parts of the government, anything that's had to do with the military and anybody fighting overseas, that the president has done. he signed the paycheck law. i would be shock first degree this didn't just immediately get
to the president's desk, perhaps before the close of business. >> let's look at the bigger picture. for weeks we have been talking about defunding or delaying obama care. we're segwaying right into a heated debate over raising the debt ceiling and the tea party seems very much dug in here. both sides seem dug in, yet john mccain had this to say on tuesday. let me play it for you. >> how is this going to end? we know how it's going to end. we know how it's going to end. sooner or later the government will resume it's function. sooner or later we will raise the debt limit. the question is how do we get there? >> that's a very realistic comment from a guy that's seen his share of battles. can that mindset prevail. >> reporter: i don't know and if john mccain could bring any other republicans with him beyond a handful maybe there would be a resolution or we wouldn't have even been in this
place in the first place but that's not where the republican party is today. you're right, the tea party side of this is dug in. now, there was a lot of heated rhetoric yesterday but behind the scenes you see shifts, john boehner is no longer talking about health care. the issue isn't there. paul ryan who was the republican vice presidential candidate, the house republicans chief budget guy, he is in the wall street journal with a solution that barely touches health care. if you look and wonder is there quote unquote good news to find out what the end game is, there is. house republicans seem to be dropping the health care thing. the question is whether the tea party folks will be okay with that. i don't think they will but it does feel like the leadership of the republican party is trying to get away from it. if they do, then we'll actually see an end game. >> quickly before i let you go, the president expected to announce janet yellen today to replace ben bernanke. do you expect smooth sailing for her in terms of confirmation? >> reporter: i don't.
given how the tea party wing of the republican party feels about the federal reserve you'll see ted cruz and rand paul and guys like that make her confirmation hearing a fairly rough ride. she'll make it but i don't think it's going to be easy. >> chuck todd at the white house this morning. thank you. >> matt, thanks. now federal food safety workers have been recalled to track a fast moving salmonella outbreak linked to chicken. gabe gutierrez is at the centers for disease control this morning in atlanta. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. a high percentage of the people getting sick are ending up in the hospital and that's raising questions about whether the government could be doing more to stop the outbreak if it wasn't partially shutdown. it's back to work this morning for some furloughed cdc workers on the job battling a salmonella outbreak that involves seven strains. some appear to be resistant to antibiotic. since july, 278 cases in 18
states. doctors say the outbreak is spreading quickly. >> a lot of visits to the e.r. it does appear to be salmonella. >> reporter: the usda traced the outbreak to raw chicken from three sights run by foster farms in california. they have one of these three numbers and were distributed to retailers on the west coast. shopper donny chance is worried. >> i'll stop eating chicken for awhile i think. >> reporter: still foster farms aren't recalled chicken. they say the products are safe to eat if properly handled and fully cooked. no deaths have been reported but about 42% of patients have been hospitalized. >> the illnesses reported maybe the tip of the iceberg. >> reporter: days ago after 9,000 workers were furloughed the head of the cdc sent this tweet, they protected you yesterday, can't tomorrow.
microbs and other threats didn't show down. we're less safe. >> this is what can come if public health officials aren't vigil and watching. >> reporter: even with the recalled workers the food bourn outbreak division will only be at two thirds the normal staffing level today. thank you very much. meanwhile, a surprising new arrest this morning in the case of the motorcycle gang that attacked a man driving an suv here in new york. this time it's an undercover police officer facing charges. stephanie gosk has details on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, this undercover detective came forward three days after the incident but law enforcement officials tell nbc news that he first told them he never got involved in the altercation but when new video surfaced showing his actual role in the attack, sources say police officials felt duped. the bikers had no idea as the
confrontation between them grew more intense and more violent a new york city undercover detective was there the whole time. moments after a biker attacked alexian lien's driver's side window with his helmet, new video shows that the detective joined in and smashed the suv's rear window. police sources say he took off on his bike and lien was pulled from the car and did not take part in the beating. the 32-year-old police officer faces charges of riot and criminal mischief. his undercover operation that the nypd describes as deeply sensitive is over. even before the new video was uncovered, the head of the new york detectives union had concerns that it took three days for the detective to come forward and admit he was there. >> why did it take him so long to step up? >> well, i don't know that but that's going to be problematic.
>> reporter: internal affairs was already investigating five other off duty police officers that may have taken part in the unauthorized rally. the story that began with a dramatic confrontation caught on video has now unexpectedly shined a light on law enforcement's most sensitive operations. an undercover detective that investigates biker gangs in florida spoke to nbc news. >> if you're infuwith a group i deep cover you're living with them day-to-day. >> reporter: for an undercover cop there's always the danger of being exposed. >> well, there have been federal offices as well as state that have been killed when their identities have been compromised. so it with can rather dangerous. >> reporter: the new york detective turned himself in as police released photos of four more suspects wanted for questioning. this investigation is far from
over. sources at the nypd say this detective had been involved in occupy wall street operations but now his identity is exposed and badge and gun turned in and he faces years in prison, matt. thank you very much. >> natalie has overnight news about u.s. aid to egypt. >> good morning everyone. there's a dramatic shift this morning in america's relations with a key arab ally. the obama administration is poised to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to egy egypt. it would be a big change for the administration which has argued that it is a national security interest to keep aid flowing. secretary of state john kerry arrived this morning for a summit with southeast asian nations. it comes amid tensions from disputes in the south china sea.
kerry will be representing the u.s. president obama had to cancel because of the on going government shutdown. talks at the summit will include political, economic and security issues while seeking stability in the region. chris christie kept a possible run for the white house very much alive during a debate last night. he was facing off with barbara bono when asked about his future political plans. he said not to worry, he could walk and chew gum at the same time. he said i can do this job and also deal with my future. a san francisco hospital is facing serious questions this morning after a woman's body was found in a hospital stairwell two weeks after a patient there went missing. kristen dahlgren is live in san francisco with the latest. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. there's still no official confirmation on the identity of the body they found but for the missing woman's family it doesn't make any sense.
authorities were supposed to have scoured the area for clues and now they're looking into a mysterious death. hospital officials say they don't know the identity of the body found in an exterior stairwell at san francisco general. but for the family of the girl that disappeared from the hospital two weeks ago the find brings questions. >> her family and friends are distraught beyond words. we need answers. >> the 57-year-old disappeared on september 21st. in the hospital for two days she was being treated for an infection. nurses checking her every 15 minutes until one check when she was gone. >> how could someone be in a hospital under medical supervision and leave their room unnoticed. >> reporter: spaulding was described as frail, on medication and possibly confused when she vanished. at the time the hospital launched an investigation and said security cameras couldn't confirm she left the hospital.
her family blanketted the area with missing posters and pictures of her. even a facebook page find lynne. sfgh has some questions to answer at the very least. nobody checked stairwells? >> we could get the identity later on today. the hospital is cooperating with authorities. one thing to note, the emergency exists to the stairwells are supposed to have alarms which would have indicated somebody using them, natalie. >> well, kristen dahlgren, hopefully they get to the bottom of it. >> they're on the scene of a fire in oklahoma after an explosion sent flames shooting into the area. it was shot minutes after the explosion. several homes had to be evacuated. fortunately no one was injured and no property was damaged in
the explosion. some firefighters in brussels have come up with a unique way to protest budget cut afs the cuts were announced, firefighters from all over the country set up outside the prime minister's office and sprayed water and foam at police officers guarding the government building. they're protesting the cuts to insurance benefits and insufficient staffing. all right. up to date right now. >> that's not a great idea. >> not a good solution. >> okay, natalie, thanks. mr. roker has a check of the weather. >> that's right. the storm system developing off the carolina coast and it's going to be a big problem for the eastern seaboard all week long. in fact, you can see the swirl now developing off the north carolina coast. heavy rain, some areas already picking up 1 to 3 inches of rain in the area. this low pressure system is going to be moving slowly up the coast and as it does it's going to be bringing in quite a bit of problems. we'll be talking about coastal
flooding. we have flood watches. going to be a lot of beach erosion. especially areas effected by hurricane sandy just about this time last year. so we have gale warnings from charlotte up to new york city. beach erosion up to 12 feet in the outer banks and rainfall will be a problem leading to that flooding. one to three inches along the carolina coast but by friday that heavy rain of one to three inches makes it all the way up into long island and parts of coastal what if we took all this produce from walmart, and secretly served it up at this produce stand in the heart of apple country. it's a fresh-over. come on in, tastes some apples. tell us what you think. that's really good. nice and crunchy. this is the best-est. a burst of flavor. walmart works directly with growers to get you the best quality produce they've ever had. all this produce you see, comes from walmart. oh my goodness! are you serious? oh, you're kidding! i definitely would shop at walmart now. fine, fresh, crisp apples and all your quality produce backed by our 100% moneyback guarantee.
good morning. i'm tom kierein. storm team 4 radar showing rain advancing up the chesapeake bay into southeastern virginia and getting closer to southern maryland over the next couple of hours and the hour by hour forecast showing that rain arriving here around 2:00 in the afternoon in the metro area. should be earlier, aron noontime in our south and eastern suburbs. then off and on rain during the afternoon tonight and during and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thank you very much. >> let's check in with tamron. she is in for carson on orange room duty. hey there tamron. >> hey, team, we were talking about the government shutdown, day nine, while we have not seen major protests inside capitol hill or in capitol hill, people are feeling the sting of the shutdown. we started the #ifishutdown.
this is from a mom. she says if i shutdown, feet up, tv on, kids fighting, #if moms shutdown. she gave us a look at her house if she shutdown. a newspaper writer said this would be next week's newspaper. digging a little deeper, a blank slate, moving on to a dentists office he says empty dental chair close up. no one getting work done. so if we have the luxury, if that's the right word, to do what members of congress are doing, this is what our world would look like and i like that people are venting and letting their voices be heard in a different way than we have seen in the past when folks would protest and show up. this is a new way of protest. >> i have to say, one silver lining. there's clever things going on on twitter. there was a #hipster congress.
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a look at your forecast next. tom has a look at forecast. >> a cloudy sky and temperatures in the 50s. later today rain into the metro area but 2:00 p.m. and continuing off and on tonight and through the day tomorrow. a chance of rain each day friday, saturday and again on sunday. now once that rain starts this afternoon, we'll fall from the mid-60s noontime into the 50s during the rest of the afternoon. remaining on the cool side through the weekend. aaron. >> d.c. mayor vincent gray and delegate eleanor holmes norton take their plea to end the government shutdown to capitol hill. they will hold a press conference this morning and highlight the negative impacts of the shutdown on the district government this. comes a day after gray sent a letter to the president a
it's 7:30 on a wednesday morning, the 9th of october, 2013 and those are some of the pretty shots sent in to us. if you want to do so, tweet us. you can use the #todaysunrise and occasionally sunsets accepted. >> yeah. >> one exception. >> matt lauer, al roker, natalie morales are along. >> topping the headlines, lawmakers will take up the issue of the denial of death benefits for fallen soldiers families today. chuck hagel will travel to dover air base this morning perhaps in an effort to kind of calm down the issue. >> may see action on that today. from cdc workers, furloughed because of the shutdown are back on the job after what appears to be a salmonella outbreak. it's sickened people in 18
states. >> and dramatic pictures from rural oklahoma. several homes evacuated after this natural gas explosion. luckily nobody was injured. coming up this morning, we're excited to announce the second pick for the today book club. bridget jones mad about the boy hits stores next thursday. and we'll get the scoop on what bridget is up to from the author helen fielding who sat down with jenna bush-hager. >> and we have another exclusive tomorrow. you have a great one. >> an interesting story. we all remember the story of hannah anderson. the 16-year-old kidnapped in san diego and discovered days later by horseback riders in iowa. she talks about her ordeal in depth for the first time. we'll have a lot more from hannah anderson tomorrow on today. >> we begin with the latest on that 9-year-old boy. a stowaway on a flight from minneapolis to las vegas. we're learning about how he got through security and we're
hearing from his father. john yang is live in minneapolis. john, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. that's right. this morning the 9-year-old's father tells nbc news he tried to get help for his son's behavior problems and now he wants his son back home but sources tell us he is still in las vegas in child protective services custody and there's no indication yet of when he'll be flying back here to the minneapolis airport. the same week he snuck on to a flight to las vegas, authorities say the 9-year-old boy stole a 30 foot delivery truck in minneapolis before slamming it into a parked suv and crashing it into a police cruiser. at a local water park, sources close to the investigation say he would sneak in by joining big families. they say child protection services had been looking in on him since december. when he turned up in las vegas, his father who doesn't want his name used told nbc news by phone he thought his son was at a
friend's house. >> i take full responsibility of my actions. i miss my son. i want my son to come home. >> reporter: the family spokesman said the boy's parents struggled with his behavior. >> you know, they were frustrated and looking for help. >> reporter: this morning, we're also learning more about the boy's mysterious trip. at the tsa checkpoint he got in between a family, similar to the reported water park trick. he then got a bin and removed his shoes even though children his age aren't required too. delta airlines is investigating the biggest mystery, how he got on to the plane. sources say security video shows him talking to a gate agent that turned away to talk to someone else. shortly after the three hour 20 minute flight took off they noticed him because he was sitting in a row by himself. they approached him and after he
offered various explanations they radioed ahead to have authorities meet the plane. sources say that the boy's mother works here at the airport in a retail shop but there's no indication that she played any role in what he did and we may get a look at what he did when the airport releases security tapes as early as today. >> john yang in minneapolis. thank you so much. >> the more you hear the more disturbing it is. >> get a check of the weather. do you want to play a game? >> yes. >> i've always wanted to. >> come on over. we'll playmaps. >> i've always wanted to. >> we're going to play who is warmer. >> who is hotter, okay? >> los angeles, chicago. guys, who do you think is warmer? >> chicago. >> chicago. >> savannah, hit that button right there, and the answer is in fact chicago. going to be rapy in los angeles, 64. chicago is 71. hit the button again.
now who is warmer, las vegas or minneapolis? >> minneapolis. >> all right. savannah, hit the button. >> i'm going to say las vegas just to be different. >> boom, minneapolis 76 and vegas 71 and windy, and you know why? jet stream is the story. it dips down to the south out west and ridges up to the north here in the east and that's why it's much -- >> all my life i've been wanting to do that. >> all your life. >> carry on. >> thank you for the geography test. >> that was just two. >> johnny, tell them what they have won. we'll do it right after we tell you that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. right now we have some low clouds. it's cool. we're in the 50s now. you need a jacket and umbrella and later today rain likely moving into the metro area and during the afternoon occasional showers likely during the afternoon and overnight tonight. we'll be in the 50s. once that rain starts and then during the day on thursday more rain likely. in the 50s and mostly in the 50s again on friday with a passing
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theme parks and now our rossen investigates is getting results. >> yeah got a huge response to the story when we first exposed this. tour guides were cheating the system. some were getting disabled passes and profiting off of it. giving healthy families access to rides. apparently disney was watching. this morning they're revamping the entire system to stop the abuse. >>. >> reporter: starting now, major changes at disney after our investigation exposed outrageous abuses. disabled tour guides selling their instant access to completely healthy families so they could cut to the front of these super long lines. just look at these ads on craigslist. tour guides bragging about their
disabled passes. let's cut the disney lines together. access to special entrances. so back in may, we had our producer and his family go undercover at disney land hiring two of those guys with home video cameras rolling. first up, guide number one, mara. >> i'm hur to make sure everyone has fun at disney land. >> and you have a secret web. >> i do. >> and she charged $50 an hour to do it. we started at the pea cups. look at that line. no problem for us. we skipped ahead and got right in through the exit. >> which one are we getting in? the pink? okay. >> our second disabled guide ryan charged our family $200 and used that pass to get us into star tours through this side door, down a special hallway, up these stairs and right up to the ride. >> i can't believe we're getting
past everybody. >> reporter: we did it at ride after ride after ride. i met up with mara in the parking lot. >> jeff rossen from nbc news. >> she made no apologies. >> we live in a capitalist country and i don't feel it's normally wrong. >> ryan was defiant. >> it's a morale question. >> you don't feel morally. >> i couldn't care less. >> about the people waiting in line? >> no. >> reporter: disney posted this letter to families calling the system abused and exploited so we're modifying the current program. starting today no more unlimited instant access to rides. disabled guests will have to make a reservation at a kiosk, go to the ride at that time and then go back to the kiosk to make another reservation for the next ride plus those disabled passes won't last as long. before valid for months at a time. now, only two weeks.
>> the practices uncovered by your report will be discouraged now as a result of the new system. >> reporter: here's another change, disney actually found people selling those disabled passes online. so now, those passes will have your photo to prevent that. disney says the new policy is a work in progress. they'll try it out for awhile and make adjustments based on customer feedback. if you want to read the entire policy we have a link on our website. this is one of the cases where the cheaters, it's unfair to the people following the policy. >> here's disney trying to do something that's a curtesy to disabled families and people taking advantage of it. >> yes, they return everything. >> thank you for the update. coming up next, are royal wedding bells ready to ring again. we'll introduce you to the woman that apparently captured prince harry's heart. >> and then a new collection of kennedy family photos brought to we went out and asked people a simple question:
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7:49 with a new royal romance. who is the woman that seems to have got prince harry's heart. we get keir simmons on an airplane and get him to new york, right? >> right. it's been awhile since we had a big royal story. >> yeah. >> prince harry could be about to get engaged. the talk the royal bad boy is ready to settle down with a girl that friends affectionately call cressy. she has been pictured with the prince many times. they have tried to make it seem like they weren't together but this snap gave it away. now the gossip is of marriage. >> everyone now expects next
year there will be a proposal. >> reporter: the next princess bride asks the latest issue of people magazine. >> it seems like perfect timing. she maybe the right girl and she seems to be in the right frame of mind to settle down. >> reporter: she is from a very smart family but likes to dress down. fun loving, free spirited, right up harry's street and it looks like he is in love. even though in january harry said he wouldn't be rushed. >> i don't think you can ever be urged to settle down. you wait until you find the right person and if everything feels right, then it takes time. >> reporter: the birth of william and kate's child in july may have changed things. >> he has given interviews where he talked about yearning for what his brother william has with a wife and child. >> reporter: but with his party boy reputation, the pictures in vegas and the pressures of royal life, finding the right girl isn't easy. >> you're never going to find someone that's going to jump
into the position they would hold. simple as that. >> reporter: could she be the one to make that leap in some in royal circles whisper she already said yes. >> whispering. >> and not encouraging the speculation so i texted a palace official that said he wouldn't comment on the story. he said there have been tales before and there will be tales again. >> did he whisper that? >> yeah, in a text message. >> i hear hearts breaking everywhere. >> but you get the exclusive interview after the engagement is announced and your first question is surely what attracted you to this rich prince? >> keir, thank you very much. now from real royalty to reality show royalty. tamron is in the orange room with that. good morning again. >> hi, guys. maybe it's better to say from possible love and marriage to the sadness of what happens when it doesn't workout. it is official. if you haven't heard, bruce
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it's 8:00 on today. coming up, maria shriver shares never before seen photos from the kennedy family album. >> bridget jones is back with a twist. exclusive new details from author helen fielding about what's next for the beloved character. and the perfect cure for a hangover, the solution that maybe in your fridge. today, wednesday, october 9th, 2013. hi boys in kansas city. >> greetings. >> hello, chicago. >> hi to our daughters in iowa. >> we love you. >> fist bump al roker. >> fist bump al roker, boom.
and we're back outside on this wednesday morning, clouds moving in a little bit. we have a nice crowd gathered. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, al roker, and tamron hall. what happens when she crosses all the items off her bucket list. >> nothing left. >> a lot to get to this morning. we want to check, natalie is at the news desk. good morning to you. >> good morning to you guys as well. there's hints toward ending the government shutdown and averting a debt crisis this month. but on tuesday, house speaker john boehner says he is not drawing lines in the sand and then hours later president obama said he would negotiate with republicans if congress first sent him short-term measures to address the budget and debt limit. federal health officials have recalled some furloughed food safety experts because of the salmonella outbreak linked to chicken. gabe gutierrez is at the centers
for disease control in atlanta. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. it is back to work this morning for some of the furloughed cdc workers battling the salmonella outbreak. since july, nearly 300 cases in 18 states. no death versus bes have been rt 42% of patients have been hospitalized. they traced this outbreak to raw chicken at three sights run by foster farms in california. they say the products are safe to eat if properly handled and fully cooked but the cdc's food bourn outbreak edition is only two-thirds of it's staffing level and it's hurting the ability to find the outbreaks and prevent them in the future, natalie. gabe gutierrez, thank you so much. hannah anderson, the 16-year-old kidnapped in san diego and discovered days later by horseback riders in iowa is
talking about her ordeal in depth for the first time. >> did you feel in fear for your life? >> yeah, when we got into the house after he told me the plan, he made me play russian roulette with him sitting on the couch. >> with a real gun. >> yeah when it was my turn i started crying and was freaking out and he said do you want to play? and i said no and started crying and he was like okay and he stopped. >> savannah will have the exclusive interview with hannah anderson tomorrow right here on today. for the first time we're hearing from the father of the 9-year-old boy that stowed away on a flight from los angeles to las vegas. he has snuck into a water park and even crashed a truck. he is held by child protective services in las vegas.
>> i take full responsibility of my actions. i miss my son. i love my son. i want my son to come home. delta airlines is investigating how the boy got on to the plane. they do have video of him making his way through the airport. a british plane passenger had to save his own life last night when his pilot collapsed and died at the controls and there was nobody else aboard the small aircraft. two flying instructors on the ground gave the passenger step by step instructions. he bounced the plane off the run way a few times but was able to come to a safe stop and good landing there. a seal decided to hide in plane sight, it hid inches above the razor shark teeth. the wildlife photographer documented the seal's great escape. 8:04 now. let's get a check of the weather, again, from al. >> it's your 50th anniversary.
what's your name. >> we're dick and jeanie. >> fun with dick and jane. >> jeanie. >> you must have gotten married when you were 10. >> yes. >> congratulations. god bless. >> thank you. >> let's show youbless. >> let's show you what we've got going on today. let's take a look. can you see the rain making its way along the east coast. it's going to be pushing on in. let's go to grand traverse, michigan, sunshine and gorgeous day. next three days looking pretty darn good. we're going to have beautiful weather along the eastern seaboard except for the mid-atlantic where we are looking at a lot of rain, heavy rain in this system. we're also expected to see more showers in the pacific northwest. rain down in southern california. los angeles is going to see its first rain since july 26th, so that's something, and thanks to the government shutdown you guys ended up here. you were going to go to washington. >> yeah. >> so you decided to come here.
>> are you excited? >> yes. >> well, we're glad you came. >> we don't like the shutdown but we like having you guys. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your new york of the woods. cloudy and temperatures in the 50s. storm team 4 radar showing rain advancing closer to the metro area and northern neck of virginia and about to cross the tidal potomac and come into st. mary's county over the next hour or so and then get closer to washington around 2:00 p.m. rain off and on during the afternoon. before then we should hit the low to mid-60s by noontime. once the rain starts it drops back down into the 50s. 50s through the night tonight and tomorrow with the rain off and o and that's your latest weather. >> all right. coming up in trending, at 8:09, what is being called the perfect cure for a hangover. it comes in a green bottle. >> heiniken. >> never before seen pictures as
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but it's open because they keep personal items there. >> isn't that what their offices are for. >> apparently the staff gym, house staffers, closed. >> of course. they're in negotiations to open the gym up piecemealed. >> well, new equipment but even delivered. >> good for them. they have been working so hard. >> exactly. >> trending on the search engine bing, check this out, no fun allowed. a new york middle school banned footballs and baseballs like the ones on the table in front of us. even games with tag and cart whe cartwheels during recess. >> come on. >> officials decided too many students were getting hurt. so you can use softer nerf balls and things like at a but the students aren't happy. some parents say this is probably the school's way of avoiding lawsuits.
>> come on. >> how are they supposed to learn how to play sports when not playing with the real balls. >> they go to the house gym. >> exactly. trending is the best cure for a hangover contained in this green bottle? >> yeah. >> researchers in china say, yes, sprite is the beverage of choice when it comes to hangovers. they looked at 57 different beverages. feeling better now? >> eliminates the rest of us trying it. >> wow. >> why did they say this is good? >> apparently they say sprite works because it helps our body's exposure to an enzyme and i don't know why not 7-up. >> did they say anything about pizza. >> i think greasy pizza always works.
i think bacon and eggs, definitely. >> greasy food. >> that's an old wives tell that sprite helps an upset stomach in general. >> yeah. >> so let's drink up guys. >> and that is what's trending today. by the way, coming up, where will bridget jones find herself in the latest adventure? we'll see when we talk to her creator about her new book. but we want to take a turn now and talk about the kennedy family's history. it's been told thousands of times. now we're getting a look at the early years in a book called rose kennedy's family album. it's a collection of 300 photos, some never before seen all from the archives of rose kennedy. maria shriver is here with more on that. good to see you. >> morning, matt. this is a life remembered. a history through letters and photos. she was the daughter of a mayor, the wife of an ambassador and mother of nine children
including the president, ambassadors and the woman that started the special olympics and she was also my grandmother. >> i think of grandmothers all over the world but when i think of the word grandma, i think of my grandmother. when people think of the kennedys they think of the kennedy men but the kennedy women are strong women. that started with grandma. >> as i said to my children, their time and their talent and their financial resources were not for their own particular benefit but were to be used to help other people. >> reporter: she was the lynch pin in our large and extended family. she was the history, she was the face, she was the glue. she set the tone for all of us. she was the first political strategist in the family. she was deeply involved in her son's races. >> it's a great pleasure to
introduce my son robert kennedy. >> reporter: she wasn't a fuzzy grandma that cooked. she was always dressed to the nines. super smart, super well educated, super curious and pretty strict. >> on sundays we would talk about the gospel. if they didn't pay attention one sunday they would the next as they knew they would be quest n questioned. >> reporter: her children adored and were in awe of her and she demanded their respect and she got it. >> my brother and i -- the reason she never introduced any of us before is because we never go on the same platform with her. we couldn't possibly compete with that. >> reporter: when she walked in the room everybody stood up. when she spoke everybody was quite. her story, like every woman or man's story is complicated. it's never black or white. it's grey. so she talked always about how
blessed her life was and she talked about how difficult it was to lose children but that she always turned to god. >> you have faith. you know every day that you are doing the will of god that he will not give you a cross any heavier than you can bear. >> reporter: much has been written about my grandparents relationship and she always saw it as a love story. >> i was very much in love. >> reporter: i wanted to read you the letter. it's from my grandfather to my grandmother and he says i want you to know that going away on trips like this makes me realize just how little anything amounts except you. as years go on i love you more than anything in the world. she always said if people ask me would i liked to have been the president to mother of the president, i would always have choosed to be the mother of the president. she thought there was great power in motherhood and she took
it seriously. >> when you hold your baby in your arms the first time and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it's a tremendous responsibility. what you do with him and for him can influence not only him but everyone he meets. not for a day, a month, a year, but for time and for eternity. >> reporter: it's my grandmother's photo album and it's really her life through photos that she kept and the history of her life and i think she is a woman worth admiring. she is inspirational. she is worth reading about. she is worth listening to because she was one heck of a woman. and i have to thank my cousin caroline kennedy for putting this book together in conjunction with the kennedy library. the proceeds benefit it and the kennedy foundation which works on behalf of people with
intellectual disabilities. it's a great book to share with your family. get to thinking about the role of your grandmother or your grandparents in your life. it's really awesome. >> we have said these photos are never before seen some of them. have you seen them? >> i've seen some of them but not all of them. i have seen a lot of photos of my family over the years. >> what i like about this is you say your grandmother wasn't the fuzzy cuddle type. she was powerful but her favorite role was that of mother. >> yeah and she really emphasized how powerful that is. i think that's a great thing for women to remember every day of our lives, those of us who are blessed to be mothers and fathers as well, that's the most important job we do because she always stressed that what you put in to that person can effect people every single day of that person's life. so she was a great role model. she was strict, though. >> yeah. >> reporter: so, you know, she was worth paying attention to. >> it worked for her.
it did. always good to see you. the book is called rose kennedy's family album. over to savannah. >> thanks. for almost two decades women ever have been wondering whatever happened to bridget jones? well, she is back and the new novel mad about the boy is our second today book club selection and jenna bush-hager got to travel to london and interview helen fielder herself. >> i did. she was amazing. good morning. she is back and even though she is a 50-something single mom, she is still the bridget jones we all fell in love with. >> reporter: bridget jones in her diary gave a generation of 30 something women validation that in life it's sometimes okay to pick the wrong man. the wrong outfit, or even the wrong undergarment and still be practically perfect just the way we are. >> to bridget, just as she is.
>> reporter: but could bridget in her 50s have the same effect? the world shall soon find out. >> how are you? i can't believe we ran into each other on this bridge. >> reporter: helen fielding is not only the author of the original bridget jones novel but she herself was her very own inspiration for the character she created. so it's no consequence that her latest installment, "mad about the boy," finds bridget a single mom in her 50s because that's where helen finds herself in life right now as well. >> first off, it's been 14 years what took so long? >> with something like bridget, you have a choice. either you keep carrying on doing the same thing over and over again or it means something really important to you and you wait until you're ready and you have something important to say
again. >> bridget has gone through quite a transformation. >> well, i dared to make her in her 50s. i thought, you know what, when i wrote the first bridget, the idea of this 30-something single woman was still a spinster going to end up dying alone and being eaten by a dog and i thought the same thing is going on with the 50-something woman. she has a tight perm and a shopping bag. she's past her sell by date. all the stereotypes aren't reflecting what's really happening. women are what used to be called middle aged and still have it going on. >> and bridget may still have it going on but it's who she has it going on with which may have fans in a frenzy. >> read about it. bridget's back and mr. darcy's
dead. >> mr. darcy's dead. >> reporter: last we heard from bridget in the movie version, she was engaged to the dashing human rights lawyer mark darcy played by colin firth. in the next book, mr. darcy met an untimely demise leaving our dear heroin a widow with two small children. >> the hardest thing was calling up colin to tell him. it was one of the strangest conversations of my life. i had to ask him if he had someone with him and if he was sitting down. it was literally as if someone really had died but then we were laughing because they hadn't. >> did you cry when you had to kill him off? >> i am writing about bridget being older. it's comedy but for me comedy comes out of real things and there's very few people that
have got to bridget's age to whom something sad has not happened. it's how you feel you're expected to be and how you actually are, i think this one is about the gap about how you think life ought to turn out and how it actually does turn out and bridget's motto is kbo. keep buggering on. >> reporter: fans will be pleased to discover she is still bridget with a few modern updates. instead of counting calories she counts twitter followers. and instead of an inappropriate relationship with her boss she might have one with a younger man. >> how will fans walk away? will they be cheering? >> i hope when people read the book they'll feel as though -- i hope they have cried, i hope they laughed and i hope they have a lovely, lovely time reading it. >> well, i think we should make
a cheers to bridget and her new life. >> definitely. cheers. >> cheers. >> and here's to being -- >> just as you are. >> cheers. >> and we have another secret to spill. daniel cleaver, bridget's boss will be making a few guest appearances in this book and you'll be very surprised to find out why. so we're not exactly spilling the secret. >> he was a cad. >> he was. but he has turned out to be a pretty good guy. >> you read the book? >> i loved it. i loved her. she's smart, she's funny and she makes us all feel like we're good just the way we are. >> okay. helen fielding will be here on wednesday. if you want to go to today.com rsvp for the second google hang out, helen fielding on november 4th and connect with other fans like us. coming up, steals and deals at two. helen fielding here on
wednesday. . good morning. it's 8:26 on this wednesday, october 9th. i'm aaron gilchrist. a mess on the roads right now. let's go to danella sealock with the local traffic. >> outer loop of the beltway is dealing with an overturned tractor trailer. it was carrying trash and tying up the right side of the roadway. traveling in greenville, expect delays. beltway, outer loop, delays over ten miles. here's the scene. two left lanes will get you by. right side of the roadway is blocked. also if you're traveling vw parkway heading northbound you cannot get to the outer loop of the beltway. northbound lanes and vw parkway have reopened at 32. however, southbound, you're however, southbound, you're still forced off at 175 because
more than half of american women use them at some point in their lives but ken cuccinelli sponsored a bill that could have made common forms of birth control illegal, including the pill. cuccinelli was one of only five senators to support this "potentially radical intrusion into domestic, family and individual decision-making" why is ken cuccinelli interfering in our private lives? he's focused on his own agenda. not us. storm team 4 radar showing radar advancing out of the east. should be moving into southern maryland and st. mary's county and charles county and into the metro area around 2:00 this afternoon. before then into the low to mid-60s and then once the rain starts down into the 50s. occasional showers each day all
8:30 on a wednesday morning. it's the 9th of october, 2013. a lot of folks lining our plaza this morning. giving a shout out to the folks back at home. good morning, i'm savannah guthrie along side al roker, mat lauer, and natalie morales and tamron hall. up next, great deals. those are american girl dolls. a great bargain on those. we'll give you a chance to win one of the items we're offering today. >> all right. great. also can we take a shot inside the studio right now, a legend is in there. he's been singing and performing music for about 60 years. >> wow. >> that is tony bennett.
he'll perform live in a couple of minutes. >> king of cool. >> absolutely. >> but first we do have a little bragging to do around here. a certain someone, miss savannah guthrie highlighted in lady's home journal. >> she is featured for volunteering to help repair an area in brooklyn devastated almost a year ago by hurricane sandy. congratulations. >> thank you. we went out and helped to build a house. i had learned to drill. >> they gave you a power drill. >> i know. it was terrifyin to build a house. i learned how to use a drill. great to be out there and the whole community turned out to help this family and a reminder that a year before sandy a lot of people that still need that help so keep them in your prayers. >> congratulations. very nice. >> let us get a check of the weather. >> watching a storm system coming up the coast that could be 'causing problems for areas affected by sandy. can you see today already gale winds and heavy rain, beach erosion.
going to be some problems and coastal flooding. wet weather outwest. windy conditions northern california. patchy dense fog. slight risk of strong storms tomorrow in the central plains. that wet weather moves into the northeast with windy conditions. another storm moves into the pacific northwest. sunny skies along the california coast. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the koods. >> cloudy and chilly. temperatures into the 50s and later today low to mid-60s. this rain getting closer to us and advancing into the lower neck of virginia into the bay. metro area by 2:00 and before then low to mid-60s. once the rain starts back down to the 650s and staying in the 50s for the next couple of days with occasional showers all the way each day into the and that's your latest weather. this morning on education nation, the new school's venture fund and robin hood foundation are partners where teams competed for 75,000 dollars
innovation in education prize. zach and jeremy are the winners of the challenge. congratulations guys. here with one of the judges, the executive director of the robin hood foundation. >> thank you, good to be here. >> a job well done. the idea is let's make computers in computer science school. >> absolutely. it's a website to teach computer science and programming online with a focus on high school. >> so prize was handed out yesterday. what was the reaction when you found out you won? >> we were so excited. there's a million jobs in computer science education and what we're hoping to do is make it fun and accessible for beginners. >> what were you looking for as a judge in this contest. >> robin hood fights poverty. these guys will help tons of people get high paying jobs. >> all right. guys, we appreciate it. thank you so much. you can see more of education
nation all week long on all the platforms of nbc news. now, time to head on down to washington d.c. and get a little birthday greeting from cle willie. >> yes, virginia, there is a birthday lady. happy birthday to virginia. virginia is from cincinnati, ohio. she is 100 years old today and she loves to garden. more and more older people love computers and gardening. can you believe it? they say computers keep them sharp. here's james joines and he is from tennessee. he is 100 years old today and he loves to watch golf on tv. evelyn beck, illinois, she is 1700 yea 100 years old today. teacher all her life.
loves children and they love her. he is from mesa, arizona. 100 years old today. happy birthday. his secret to success, eats smuckers grape jelly every day. pb and j. we have ann mcclinton from tampa florida. anyway, 100 years old today. a sports center fan all the time. crazy about sports. we have bob hutcherson from stanton, california. 100 years old today. grows orchids. they're a thing to see. they're gorgeous. now back to new york where they grow on the side of trees. >> all right, willard. it's time for another edition of jill's steals and deals.
customers brought us these products exclusively for today's viewers. continue our contributing style editor jill martin is here. >> go on today.com right now. we'll link you to the retailers websites. we have amazing ones today. if you watch something, go on now. >> first of all, coats, perfect time for this. >> i could use one of these. okay, 220 to 275 is the retail. we have four options here. go on the website. you'll see all the different colors. this leather belt could go with a little leather and lace. take a look here. >> stay on the deals. >> that would go very well. you can use the jacket. okay. brands sold at macy's, bloomingdales, the deals are any of these jackets, $65 up to 76% off. >> this is a popular one. >> yeah, this is very big with
celebrities. the retail is $263. now, there's three items in the set you see right in front. one step cleanser, moisturizing serum. the deal for the set $39. that's 85% off. >> these are full size it looks like. >> full size. these are great. >> i've already stolen one of these items. >> me too. >> retail $92. these are great if you want to get through the holiday because they come with the bow. variety of colors. celebrity fans including jessica alba, kate hudson and rihanna. the deal is $24. that's 74% off. we're starting our holiday shopping now and getting people a way to get in and stock up. >> if you have a little one dying for an american girl this is a great deal. >> we're the only ones that give this kind of deal. here we go everyone. get on now.
american girl dolls. the retail 162 to 168. you have a choice. this is the doll set. now, they're both new orleans stories. you get the doll and then you get this entire accessory set so you got the hat, the gloves, the dress. >> what's the deal? >> and the other one is marie grace. the retail 162 to 168. the deal is $60 for the doll and the set. up to 65% off. >> that is what we call a screaming deal. >> okay. you're going to have to lay down because this leads us into our next deal. the retail $195. you either get a king or queen sheet set or you get a duvet set. two shams, one duvet in a variety of colors. retail 195. the deal $55. that's 71% off. >> sheets can be expensive.
>> let's get to the chocolate fondue. >> i'll give this to you. this is great. all you do is turn on the switch, comes right down. the retail is $165. >> yes. >> you can feed your fiancee strawberries with this. >> jill, stay focused. >> the retail is 165. the deal is $49. that's 70% off but we're not the only ones. >> we're going to let our viewers get in on this. >> hey there. earlier today we took a picture and we're asking our today show family and fans to go on to our facebook page and caption this picture that we took. the five best submissions will win the large chocolate fondue fountain. i'm going to pick the five winners. yes, i have the powerment . so go on and caption. make sure you say something nice about me. you have 24 hours starting now.
>> okay. >> thank you so much. let's run through the products one more time. the women's coat, the trio, the leather bracelets, the american girl doll sets and the chocolate fondue fountain. it's delicious by the way. any questions about these or past orders you can go to today.com and the steals and deals page. don't forget, go to our facebook page for a photo caption contest and the chance to win a fondue fountain. coming up next, al sharpton is here to share life lessons and later the one and only tony bennett concert. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
>> for decades al sharpton has been front and center on the issue of civil rights and now he is sharing the journey that made his the political figure he is today. it's called al sharpon the and the path to american leadership. good to see you. >> good to be here. >> you talk about your childhood and loss and abandonment. loss of a father figure. you talk about being a strange kid. you used to sign reverend al sharpton on your school papers and your teachers didn't think it was funny. were you an outcast? >> i was. i started preaching in the church when i was 4. and i was their schoolmate and it was rough getting girlfriends too. >> you talk about learning from mistakes. learning from your missteps. how did those lessons learned impact the guy you are today? more forgiving?
>> more forgiving and more strategic. many of the things i was involved in, in civil rights i would have done but i would have done them different. you start saying wait a minute, i owe it to people that believe in the cause i'm representing to be more cautious, more careful, and more strategic in what i'm presenting. >> i've known you for a long time. you will be associated with the case here in the new york area. for those that aren't familiar, a young african american woman accused of group of white men of beating her terribly and raping her. you made her case your cause. you were very rough on the special prosecutor back there. very hard on the men accused. turned out she was lying. and i would imagine in this book you could have taken the opportunity to say i'm sorry i screwed up. you don't. >> well, first of all, you're a book late. >> i know but you don't in this book. >> because this book is not about cases. this book is about lessons and i did talk about the lessons. >> and the lesson you say about this is not let your emotions
control you. >> that's correct. now if you want to deal with the facts or the nonfacts of the case you'll have to deal with that in the book i did on that ten years ago. what i dealt with was even though i believed her and represented what i believe you don make it personal. i may believe you're wrong but to get into name calling and degrading you is something you have to say wait a minute that's not going to help the cause. >> and the anlage you use in this book is what you say is the way you dealt with trayvon martin is that you did not make that personal. you made it about the facts. >> i did not demonize them. i dealt with the facts. i never went to zimmerman's trial. it was not about zimmerman. it was about pursuing the justice system to operate. >> based on the fact that people have strong opinions about you one way or another, do you think you're a double edged sword when
you get involved in a case these days? >> yes but some double edged swords will r needed if you're going to draw the kind of attention you need. you need someone that can go in that will make people say we have to pay attention to that and you know going in that it's going to be a large segment against you and a large for you but if someone doesn't go in the victim will not be heard at all. >> real quickly, two things, you have run for public office and been involved in politics for a long time. any desire still to run for public office? how much power do you think you weald in the democratic party right now? >> i think you hold a better position by staying where you are. that's where i'm comfortable. i don't want elective office. i want to be part of the front guard of the social justice movement. >> i say i have known you for a long time. you're a different person physically than the guy i met 20 something years ago. you write at one point you were about 300 pounds? >> i was 305 pounds.
bennett live at the sahara las vegas 1964. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> take me back. 1964, frank sinatra, dean martin, you, sammy davis, jr. why was it such a special venue? >> it was the beginning of las vegas. it was a lot of fun. everybody had to have a suit and tie on. you couldn't get into any casino unless you were very well-dressed. completely different now. more relaxed, you know. but it was free in the afternoon and phone calls were free, local calls. >> a time gone by. it was quite different but it was a lot of fun, though. >> you have a big show coming up at radio city music hall. do you like the big venues or do you prefer the night club setting? >> to me it's still intimate because today most popular artists, they play for 45,000 people in yankee stadium or something like that and i
love -- i love radio city. it's so comfortable and the people love it. i love playing there. >> we love hearing you. >> your entire catalog of music is going to be released soon which i know you're excited about. >> yeah. >> what are you going to sing? >> "one for my baby". ladies and gentlemen, tony benne bennett. [ music playing ] ♪ it's quarter to three, there's no one in the place except you and me ♪ ♪ set them up joe, i've got a little story you ought to know ♪ ♪ we're drinking my friend to the end of a brief episode ♪ ♪ make it one for my baby ♪ and one more for the road
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i hope you'll join me and vote for terry mcauliffe for governor. know what to do if a fire broke out in your house? >> more after a check of your local news and weather. good morning. i'm danella sealock in the first 4 traffic center. still tracking a few problems in maryland. first we'll start vw parkway. southbound at 175, all the southbound lanes still blocked because of an earlier crash this morning. want to shoot over to the beltway and traveling the outer loop. dealing with an overturned tractor trailer. this is at vw parkway, and as you travel by the right lanes are blocked and left lanes, that's what will get you by. the delays are ten miles. jammed, in fact, as you make your way from pennsylvania avenue and head on up towards this accident.
storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with the leading edge of rain in the northern neck of virginia, just about to cross the tidal potomac and moving into st. mary's county. moving into the metro area this afternoon. off and on rain before then. climbing into the low 60s by noon, but once the rain begins down into the 50s through the rest of the afternoon. off and on rain tonight and through the day tomorrow.
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is today's take with al roker, natalie morales, and willie geist. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to today on this wednesday morning, october 9th, 2013. i'm willie geist with al roker and natalie morales. goodorning guys. >> good morning. >> everybody doing all right even though the government is still shutdown. >> yeah. >> but it takes real outrage to get things going. >> we've got real outrage. this is the new york daily news asking are you satisfied washington. are you satisfied congress? we reported yesterday families of service members killed since the shutdown began are not getting emergency death benefits from the pentagon. normally they get $100,000 within 36 hours to cover cost. >> transportation to the dover air force base. >> funeral and everything else. joseph peters is a 24-year-old
intelligence officer from springfield, missouri, he died on sunday serving in afghanistan after two tours in iraq leaving behind a wife and a 20 month old son. his wife ashley put out this statement. she writes it's upsetting because my husband died for his country and now his family is left to worry. my husband always said if something happened to him, we would be taken care of. >> andrea mitchell broke this story yesterday morning and then immediately saw lawmakers reacting. there was outrage on their part as well. a lot of them didn't realize this would be one of the effects of the government shutdown but they vowed they would try to get a bill done today to help resolve this. >> and the charity stepped in to do what the government has not done. when you hear that these families are not being taken care of, yet the house gym is open for business. >> right. >> so that they can be taken care of. it's unbelievable.
>> there were four american soldiers killed sunday in afghanistan. 25, 25, 24 and 24. >> heartbreaking. >> young men and women with families as you heard there. the very least we do is pick up the check for their funeral and help their families afterward. >> you take care of those families. >> these are people that walked into fire for the country. let's give credit to fisher house. they stepped up to help the families with free airline tickets to get to dover and lodging at fisher house. it helps military families to begin with. putting them closer to where their loved ones are getting medical treatment. >> this is high time. >> stop it. >> the president said it yesterday but all sides have to come together on this at this point. it's an embarrassment. it's an embarrassment to our country. i think the president said it yesterday, we look pretty bad around the world these days. >> and private charities can only do so much. they can step up here and there but the problem is bigger. it's time to move on from this.
>> starbucks coming up with a way to approach the shutdown, customers getting a chance to pay it forward and get a free in store coffee. he said it would be many of our customers felt cynical, powerless or disengaged so we find ourselves asking a simple question, what can we do about it at starbucks? after all we're just a coffee company. starting today at starbucks, if a customer buys somebody else in the store -- buy you a cup of coffee. >> i want to buy you a cup of coffee, starbucks gives that customer a free tall brewed coffee in return. it's a symbolic gesture but starbucks does this a lot. what private companies can do that washington cannot do. >> yeah, we hope other companies take that example as well. >> it's funny. i remember back in the day when you could do this going through the toll booth. i would pay the toll for the guy behind me and people would be like what -- >> what happened there. >> of course you can't do that
now with e-z pass. >> do you want to pick up the e-z pass bill? >> i don't think you can. >> nothing feels better than an anonymous gesture like that. >> speaking of starbucks and paying it forward, how about being very forward at a starbucks? so there's a graphic designer, brody ryan in line at a starbucks, a very nice looking young lady and he began to hit on her. her name is piper kennedy. she reluctantly gave him her phone number. well, the next day he sent her this. it's a video selhelf fee show casing his best features. [ music playing ] i'm shy. i'm shy.
>> wow. >> there it is again. >> the dimples, the hand. i thought this was a perfume commercial or something. it kind of looks like that. >> his hair. >> that's nice. >> it's got good dimples. well, piper apparently told a friend or showed a friend this and then of course it went viral and now people have set up parodys online. we have a couple of these. >> it's amazing. >> unicorn. >> oh. >> i take it he didn't get the date from her? >> well, in fact, they have been in touch. they have been in touch. >> even a puppy. look at that. >> it's ridiculous. >> he is going to be here tomorrow on today. brody ryan. maybe he'll do one of these for us again. let's all do one. >> do you think it was a joke or is that an after the fact? i was kidding.
>> okay. going on a little too long. that's about three seconds too long. >> it's ridiculous. >> so was the original one. come on, you do it. you try it. >> no, i think you ruined it for all of us. >> would you ever pick somebody up at a starbucks? >> given that we're married, no. >> speak for yourself, al, getting that free coffee deal today. >> this is your pick up line. >> right? >> this next story is just -- >> yeah, let's wade through this one a little bit. in the state of kentucky, schools have been warned that they should not let the kids take part in postgame handshakes. after a softball game or football game, whatever it is, no postgame handshake unless they're property supervised because there's been a lot of fights. this is in high school. the kentucky high school athletic association issued it advising schools about the risks of organized postgame handshakes. >> yeah. >> here's an idea action why don't you just organize a postgame fight. get it out of the way.
>> you actually -- you played high school sports. >> yeah. >> and you saw fights break out? >> yeah, this is a response to some fights that have happened and this is just about absolving themselves of responsibility. you can have the handshake but we have nothing to do with it. >> you have to supervise it. >> we had a couple -- i played football and i played basketball and we had rivalries so intense. no more friday night football because of fights and drinking and all of that. >> did you get a little of this. >> no, it was worse than that. >> what team, the sharks or the jets? >> it was a tough league. we had one game where the rivalry was so bad we had to play a basketball game at a neutral site where there were no fans. >> this was ridgewood high school. >> wow. >> it's a tough league. >> this is the kind of team, we went after the quarterback and
then we web aftnt after his fam. tough. just tough. >> wow, that is wrong. >> so they're covering themselves. if you're going to brawl, we want nothing to do with it. >> i guess you can understand they have had a lot of incidents in recent weeks. >> kentucky, way to go. >> okay, roker. >> what's the weather like. >> i want to show you what's going on over here because we got a lot of stuff. i'm telling you, we've got a big storm system off the east coast that's going to cause major problems along the eastern seaboard today. seaboard today.tting itself low pressure getting itself together. can you see it already making its way up the coast. it's not technically a nor'easter nor a tropical system, but it's going to be a slow mover, so today into tomorrow, into friday. this easterly fetch coming into the shore line and areas that have already been damaged by hurricane sandy. it's going to be a big problem. we've already got coastal flood advisories, gale warnings up into central new jersey, beach
erosion and waves up to 12 feet in the outer banks and look at the rainfall. we're talking anywhere 2 to 3 inches of rain tonight into tonight and into the delmarva peninsula and by afternoon. it makes its way up into the tri-state area and continues friday into new england. so it's going to be a slow mover, and it's going to have a big impact into this weekend. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. we're off to a cloudy start and the raindrops are not far away. current temperatures are only in the middle and upper 50s right now and with all the cloud cover outside i don't think we'll see much of a rise in temperatures as we go through the remainder of the day. probably only inching our way into the low and mid-60s. storm team 4 radar shows most of the showers down to the south still but they are coming our way, everybody, so an 80% chance for rain today. any time after 2:00 or natalie and i are still
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you're looking at a mattress on fire. don't worry, this is a concerned situation. >> even a baby's crib. >> you're going to protect the airway and put them on your chest and stay low and find your way out. >> over the years we demonstrated how quickly fires can spread. >> i crawled blind folded through a highway. >> i have no idea where i'm going because i wasn't paying attention coming off the electrical have elevator. >> i was in a panic just simulating the experience. >> reporter: and we saw how easily children can sleep through smoke detectors. >> not a single one of them is moving. this could be a real fire right now. >> and they would sleep right through it. it's so scary that the kids could sleep through this. >> ken is with the national fire protection association and is a former fire chief. good morning. >> good morning. >> we started a controlled fire here over our stove top but
kitchen fires are the most common type of fires. what do we do in this situation? >> the first thing is if you can safely protect yourself and have the cover nearby to slide it across the pan and it will extinguish the fire. it's quick and easy and safe and if you can't do that successfully get out of the house. >> people think about water and baking soda and you say either of those in this case. >> water can increase the intensity. baking soda you have to go right over the flame to poor it. it's dangerous. the cover is the best option. >> now it grows past the stove, what's the move. >> the fire extinguishers here. >> they're designed for certain types of hazards within your home. the smaller one is great for the kitchen. >> so under a sink or something like that. >> under the sink but have it where it's accessible because you want to get to it right away when there's a fire. using an extinguisher remember
pass, pull the handle, spray at the base of the fire. >> once you use it it's done. >> it's done. get out of the space and if the extinguisher doesn't work back out of the space right away. >> the next thing is an escape ladder. what kind of person should have this. >> escape ladders are good for ensuring if you need to get from your bedroom or second floor to a lower level so it's good for families but you have to remember it's kind of an unstable platform to climb on and if you have young children it may not be something easy for them to do but it hangs over the window, you back out and climb down. >> good in the kids rooms. should have one but be careful, right? >> be careful and have an escape plan for your family. >> and practice that plan as well. >> practice as well. >> i'll sit here. let's say the car is on fire and i am stuck in the car, seat belt is not coming off. what do i do? >> well, if you're in the car
it's on fire and you can't get out. first thing you want to do is remove the seat belt and if it's stuck they have tools you can carey in your car and have them in a close proximity to where you are. it's got a tool to break the window if you're trapped. if you can pull the seat belt tight, i'll show you with a would happen is you can take the seat belt cutter and take and pull the belt and then you pull this down and you can see what happens. it rips right through it. >> where do you get that? hardware store? >> retail outlets, hardware stores and online. >> it's a 4-in-1 tool, right? >> it is. >> we'll show you what else to do. if you're trapped with the doors and window, what do you do? >> first thing, if the window will not go down jour, you have break out the glass. >> we're going to wear goggles and we're going to wear gloves
to protect yourselves. >> okay. >> now, you have to have pretty good presence of mind to be in a car on fire and find this tool and understand what to do with it. >> you have to take a deep breath and think through the steps. time is critical. you're absolutely right. you have to be focused and think clearly. >> where should this be in my car. >> within an arms reach. if you have a center console or compartment but arms reach. >> so now i'm inside the car, right? so i'm going to hit it from this side? >> we're going to do it from the outside but you would be doing this from the inside of the car. >> okay. >> what you juan to do is using the pointed part of the tool, make contact in that lower corner but it's going to take a little bit of force. go at it. >> you have to swing big, huh? >> oh, yeah. that works. >> and you can see it works and it works clear. you had a good swing on that. so that's why we -- >> how does that feel? >> feels good and then you clear
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good morning. i'm damage sealock in the first 4 traffic center. still tracking an accident on the outer loop of the beltway. this is at vw parkwaych the right side of the roadway still tied up because of an overturned tractor trailer. the left lane as well as your left shoulder lane gets you by as far as delays go. they are at ten miles so outer loop seeing a big delay here. for folks traveling vw parkway, southbound lane. still blocked. this is as you make the commute in maryland at 175 because of in maryland at 175 because of the ear "i'm terry mcauliffe, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad." these are birth control pills. more than half of american women use them at some point in their lives but ken cuccinelli sponsored a bill that could have made common forms of birth control illegal, including the pill. cuccinelli was one of only five senators to support this
good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. clouds have rolled in over the morning and temperatures are struggling now to get out of the 50s and into the low 60s. our highs today may stay in the low 60s thanks to all the clouds and what will eventually be a very high chance for rain moving in. already raining across parts of the lower pay and that's northbound and it's coming our way. highs again in the low to mid-60s at best with an 80% chance of rain arriving after 2:00 or 3:00 this afternoon.
wow, call me maybe. >> i started doing the dance. >> she did. >> i forget it. >> if you morph that into the hand. >> have we improved? that's better. >> it was like a slobbering. >> yeah. >> natalie on a saturday night. >> hey. good times. >> it's wednesday morning, october 9th, i'm willie along with al and natalie. there's a theme. we're calling, we're talking about phones. how many times a day would you estimate that you check your phone? >> i would say maybe 50 or so. >> i'm past that. >> really? >> i think so between text and e-mail. >> you guys always have yours. i don't have mine always at my side. i like to have a conversation. >> we don't care for that. >> you don't? >> no. >> i'm constantly in touch with the weather. >> he has a good reason for it.
>> i'm constantly in touch with the news. >> yeah. once we get home and especially dinner time no phones, nothing. we don even answer the house line. >> i've got the number, the average user checks his or her phone 110 times a day. calculated by an android app. during peak times some users check once every six to seven seconds. >> wow. >> with others unlocking their devices up to 900 times over the course of a day. i'm with you on the dinner thing, that's the one last sanctuary. >> once my kids get home, i put the phone back on the charger and i don't look at it when we're starting to wind down. >> if somebody needs to get ahold of you, they'll call you. >> our producer adam miller is constantly checking his phone. >> yeah. >> adam has delusions of grandeur. >> i'm waiting to respond to your e-mail.
>> how many of those have you gotten. >> you'd be surprised. >> no, from me. >> you're a morning e-mailer, more. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> but i like your solution when you go out with friends you put your phone in the middle. >> yeah. >> and whoever checks their phone first picks up the tab. >> it's a good game. >> do you really do that. >> no. >> adam doesn't have friends. >> not true. not true. >> very friendly guy. >> how about a check of the weather mr. roker. >> all right. let's show you what's going on. >> bye on over to show you what's going on. we've basically got -- we've basically got this low pressure system. this is going to be a big deal all weekend long. we've also got a big system coming into the west coast. we're actually going to see rain in southern california for the first time since july 26th so you can see a lot of wet weather. beach erosion. between spectacular weather today. we're looking at gorgeous weather. 70 in cleveland, ohio and stays mild tomorrow. however, as this storm system makes its way to the east we've
got a risk of strong storms in the plains. things dry out in the pacific -- i should say along the california coast. rain in the pacific northwest, and this storm system makes its way into the mid-atlantic states and the northeast. it's going to be nasty. that's what's going on around the country. >> good wednesday morning, everyone. temperatures in the upper 40s in northern maryland. middle and upper 50s around town and now just inching into the low 60s across parts of far southern maryland. here's storm team 4 radar. still dry in and around the immediate metropolitan area. first drops starting to reach far southern parts of st. mary's county and a lot more where you came, from get your umbrellas and raincoats an >> that's your latest weather. if you're not getting along well with your boss or you and your spouse are having trouble in the romance department it could be because of your body language. >> stieps we send off negative messages and we don't know it. we brought her in to point out our mistakes. she is the president of the body
language institute. >> nice to see you guys. >> can you change professional success by changing your body language? >> you can. you can increase your wins in the game of life up to 50% more. more dates, more communication with your kids. get the job wyou want and land the man you want. whatever you're looking for. >> we'll start in the work place. what's the belly rule. >> the belly button rule is we face our belly button toward people we like, admire and trust. so if i'm talking to you in a meeting or i shake your hand like this i'm giving you literally the cold shoulder. >> you're protecting your belly button. i'm saying i want out of here. >> square up to the person. >> square up. pay attention. i call this navel intelligence. >> get it? >> your boss is nearby, how do you position yourself to get that respect and repore with
your boss. >> we make a lot of mistakes. i sit opposite the desk. this is increasing your stress and my stress. this is a fighting pose when you stay here a long time. what are you going to do about it. >> wow. >> so what i want to do is once we sit down i want to be slightly off center. if you're in a job interview or talking to your boss, move your chair slightly off center. >> what about the belly button? >> if we have an invisible beam as long as they intersect we're good but i'm not going to talk to you like this because they're not intersecting. >> that's like in ghost busters. don't cross the beam. >> we want to cross the beam. >> tell me about nodding too often. i see this a lot. >> you should nod -- the average is you should nod about every three to four sentences but if you're talking and i'm doing this this is like wrap it up. i see that. i'm a talker. so you're like this is the queue. faster, faster. three to four sentences.
if you're nodding too quickly you're saying speed it up. >> we go from work to home. >> yes. >> all right. now, tilting your chin up, what does that mean? >> this is great if you're in politics and a leader but it comes across as i'm looking down my nose. this could be the kiss of delg for romance or communication. >> what about kids? >> even with kids. if you want to get lucky tilt your head to the right you look more attractive. >> to the right. >> and if you're already super attractive but a little on the dumb side you should be going left. >> if you're dumb. >> no, if you're attractive but stupid. >> attractive but stupid. you want to go left. left looks more intelligence. >> if you don't know your dumb always go for good-looking and go right. >> you can go like this. >> you can do this for the rest of the interview. it would be more enjoyable. >> don't go left. you want to be level headed. she has a good head on her shoulders. >> term i never heard before,
steepling. >> we see donald trump do this and business people. power, authority, and confidence but imagine when you're talking to your loved one, how is your day at work. this is i am the boss, you're so lucky to be married to me. the better move here is like blt, columbo would do this. you don't say how was your day, al. this right here is i'm judging you. >> okay and then parenting. >> parenting. this is my favorite. as a mom, i have an 8 week old baby charlie and 8-year-old son angus. we'll often talk to our kids like this, how was your day today. you're talking down to them. you're not going to get them to open up. the better move is even get to their level or below their level. if they're sitting on the couch literally sit down on the floor and say how was your day honey.
>> so you're looking up at them. >> now they're less threatened and more apt to open up and share with you struggles they're going through. you can literally get them to cry as you talk to them. >> belly button beams were way off. >> al and i were good. >> what about the evil sign. release the hounds smithers. jeanine, thank you. >> thank you. >> coming up next on hope to it, an amazing woman turning her battle with breast cancer into one f i remember the day my doctor said i had diabetes. there's a lot i had to do... ... watch my diet. stay active. start insulin... today, i learned there's something i don't have to do anymore. my doctor said that with novolog® flexpen, i don't have to use a syringe and a vial... or carry a cooler. flexpen® comes prefilled with fast-acting insulin used to help control high blood sugar when you eat. dial the exact does. inject by pushing a button. no drawing from a vial. you should eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes
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puppy love this morning. back with another installment of ask the vet. today the puppy edition. >> good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> we have three very important topics. no one will be looking at us. we could be standing here nude with these puppies, right? >> these are all shelter dogs. >> all available from mainline animal rescue but three very crucial topics, vaccinations which all puppies need and then we have what a pooch should avoid, very dangerous things to eat and how to give our pooch a
pill. >> the first one, vaccines. how soon do you get your puppy vaccinated? >> starting about 6 to 8 weeks you'll have your first visit with your veterinarian and go back every three to four weeks for a booster, okay? normally they do very well with them and don't have any side effects. they might be a little quite. a little tender. >> yeah. >> that's normal. but they can have a life threatening reaction. so we have some graphics. one of the big things we get worried about and that you'll watch for is a big swollen face and hives and this dog here was -- this is an allergic reaction, was treated and then there's an after picture that shows how dramatic that really is. >> wow. >> so pretty impressive. >> that's a negative reaction too. >> if you see something you're worried about go to our veterinarian and have them looked at because it's a pretty quick and good treatment that will reverse things very fast. so these animals have been treated. this is the same animal. it's pretty amazing. >> this dog had parvo because
she wasn't vaccinated in time. >> now she's great. >> she had all her shots. >> like with children you have to check up on their vaccinations. >> absolutely. >> need to move over to the crazy things they can ingest. >> underpants. >> it's amazing. >> so dogs, if you've ever had a puppy, they explore the world with their mouths so they eat everything. so just like with the kids, you don't want them to have little things in their mouth. puppy proof your house. they can rip out squeaker toys and swallow them. long pieces of rope. ladies underwear. so commonly they will eat anything. these rocks here are from a dog that ate half of it's body weight. here's the x-rays. that dog had surgery a couple of months ago and she is doing great. >> wow. >> she will live to bark about it. >> the big things is if you have concerns your dog will get really quite and depressed. start to vomit.
not want to eat. go to your vet and they can take x-rays. >> and transition on what they need to eat to swallow a pill. >> i have problems with this. >> everybody has problems. don't try to get the pill in the first time. make it a game. make it fun tfor them. throw them a piece of banana and throw them the next one with the pill in it. >> my dog hates peanut butter because she associates it with getting medicine. >> she knows? >> yeah, there's other things, you can put it in the back of their throat and these are full of flour but if you can get them to hold still and open their mouth and put it in the back and close their mouths. some dogs are harder to do than others. make sure that they get them because there are certainly dogs that will keep it in their mouth, spit it out later.
>> and doggie treats, do you want to try one? >> yeah, these are pill pockets where you can hide the pill within this and you give it to them. a lot of dogs really do like it. >> well, these gorgeous dogs we should mention all up for adoption from mainline animal rescue. go to today.com and we'll tell you about more information on that as well. you can find out after this. we'll have more on today on nbc.
good morning. it's 9:57 on this wednesday, october 9th. i'm aaron gilchrist. a morning on the roads that's been pretty rough. let's get a check with danella. >> good morning. still seeing problems on the beltway for folks traveling the beltway in prince george's county. head's up. facing a ten-mile backup still this morning. the problem here is overturned tractor trailer in green belt just at 295. blocking the right side of the roadway. going to show you the scene. they are still dealing with debris. as of now two left lanes will get you by. people jumping into the left shoulder lane. delays are ten miles. now i'll send it over to check. >> thanks, danella. i'm sure the last thing anybody needs on the beltway is rain. raindrops are on the way for the
afternoon and evening commutes today. already rain moving into the lower parts of the chesapeake bay. your four-day forecast, 64 today at the most with an 80% chance for rain and then pretty steady heavy rains late tonight and through tomorrow and rain chances, like them or not, aaron, linger into the weekend. >> thank you, chuck. looking for good food. coming up at midday,
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> favorite things. hey, everybody, we're so excited you're here with us today. it's wines day wednesday. it's october 9th. bitter cold out there early this morning. >> it's chilly. >> it's getting there. but we're not. we're good, we're hot. it has nothing to do with flash. >> no, it does not. we're so excited because there's been a new discovery. >> thank the lord. >> we've been waiting for this for a long, long time. it's finally arrived. >> kenny rogers is here. >> that, too. >> that's one thing. >> kenny rogers, by the way, has this song. the title is "you can't make old friends." he sings it with dolly parton. it is beautiful. it is --
>> every time they are together it's magic. i'm so excited to see him together. known him since he was in the lounge at the hilton. >> did you really? >> yeah, when elvis was in the big -- we go so far back. 1888 was when we first met. all right. here is the big reveal, everybody. sprite cures hangovers. not that hoda and i ever have one. >> we don't. >> for all of you who do, we are excited for you. chinese researchers, don't they have more to do? they tested 57 beverages and discovered sprite is the best cure. >> i wonder what is in it. it is scientific. >> we don't want to go there. >> there are words we can't pronounce. but, anyway, get sprite. they said it helps your body process alcohol, which led us to wonder why on earth don't you just use sprite as your mixer and then you already don't have the hangover as you're consuming the drink. >> i am so proud of hodie, because she thought it through. >> through! >> new favorite thing, and it's
not even monday. sprite zero. it's fabulous. did you taste it yet? >> i love sprite zero and i also love coke zero. it doesn't taste like the diet drink, the diet sprite. >> no. it's delicious. and then there's colby red. you know how we feel about this. we have some sad, sad news. i've known this for a long, long time but it's now official. bruce jenner and kris jenner, kris kardashian jenner have officially separated. it's sad for me. so you -- >> here is the thing. there's been talk on their show. on their show they had sort of separate homes. >> yeah, but it made it appear that it was so bruce could have his own space. >> right. anyway, the couple did issue a statement and they say we are living separately and we are much happier this way. but we will always have much love and respect for each other. even though we're separated we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority. and kris does say they've been living apart for a year. and you knew.
this wasn't something for you -- for a lot of people -- >> i don't know if it was a year. every time i had been out there and seen her, i saw him as well. or else i was with her and the phone rang and it was bruce calling in, something to do with the daughters and whatnot. when i went out to do her talk show this past summer, that's when we finally had a chance to really talk about it. you know what? who says i can't keep secrets? but anyway, yeah, they do not have a prenup and neither has met with a lawyer yet. i don't think it's at that point. maybe it is. there's going to be a lot of money to divide up if they end up doing that. i'm hoping for the family's sake that they're going to be reconciled. they really are -- they have -- they really do love one another. and they have a lot of fun still together. i think they just have been under such unbelievable pressure. and i'm not making excuses for them by any means. but just so many things going on. so many projects. last time i was at kris' house, if you walked through her house, in every different room of the
house, somebody was meeting with somebody about a new deal, you know. if it's always about the deals -- and she does want to strike while the iron is hot. if it's always about a deal going on and you can't find your husband in your house or your wife in your house, or your kids, because there's so much going on, it's just gotten out of control. >> you do watch -- a lot of the reality shows, it's funny. when you shine such a spotlight on someone's life and your life now becomes -- now we're in season eight. now we're in season nine. if that's how you're viewing your life, cameras and you're living your life out loud, you wonder what part of your life is just yours to live. is the crew coming? are we going to dinner? is the crew coming? are we going here? you wonder. they have been married 22 years. this is bruce's third marriage and kris' second. >> they've had their ups and downs like all married couples do. so we can all relate to that. but, honestly, our friend neil sedaka has an amazing song.
it's my favorite song he ever wrote. it was how we didn't realize how awesome what we had was because we needed each other. we didn't have stuff but we had each other. it's a tough, tough message and a tough thing to -- and the best thing they have is not stuff. the best thing they have are those two girls together. my godchildren, kendall and kiley. i'm hoping, of course, that they won't -- yeah. i'm just worried about them. >> the show is in its eighth season. last week's episode had 1.8 million viewers, the lowest in the history of the show and only three other episodes have rated that low. again, nbc has reached out to the couple for comment. you saw what the couple said. what's interesting what you just said, i remember magic johnson being interviewed once. he had had all these accolades and this great life and they said to him, when were you your happiest? he said i'll tell you when. he said, i was in my dorm room, sitting, ordering a pizza,
counting out the coins to make sure we had enough for a coke and we lit candles, him and cookie, his current wife, his girlfriend then. and he was remembering that moment. and i thought as everything you have, the mansions, the businesses, your happiest was when you had little, but you had each other. >> that's -- and we get so lost in this crazy world thinking if we just get the new car, we'll be happy. if we just get to move to the new neighborhood, we'll be happy f you're not happy right where you are right now, chances are you never will be. that's the joy and secret of being with hodie right now. you know what? that's one of the things i thank god for every single day in my life. when i do my devotions in the morning, i thank the lord for you and all these amazing people that i get to come and spend time with. you have to love what you do or you're going to take it out on people you love. oh, write that down! >> someone write that down! >> that was genius. you know the other genius thing
i came out with? wouldn't it be a great pickup line for a guy -- >> or a girl. >> yes. yes. we used it today on rope and he loved it. no, on jimmy. let's do it hodie. you come up to somebody and you go, do you need a doctor? >> do you need a doctor? >> and they go, no, why? then you say, cause your body is sick. >> now mary, our makeup artist, tried it on her husband, who is 65, and it didn't go over well. she said, do you need a doctor? he said no, why? >> he said tell kathie not to use that line on anyone over 65. from a school in new york, we have some news. >> yes, we do. >> they've chosen to ban certain things. they've decided to ban footballs, baseballs, tag and cartwheels. it's weber middle school in ft. washington, new york. they say anything that might hurt someone on the ground. >> so you can still smile and you can still wave and be -- and
laugh? >> well, they also let you use nerf balls. they're saying that kids are getting -- >> fun for them. >> the ban is a result because the superintendent says there was a rash of recent playground injuries and some of those injuries can be very serious. >> yes, they can. and you want your kids to have fun but you also want them to be kids! that's part of -- i think they're afraid of lawsuits. we have such a letigious nation. your kid gets a black eye, we used to say look at my black eye. it hurts. put an ice pack on it. no, now it's see you in court. >> i remember dodgeball being not great. >> you're hard to miss, you know. >> what do you mean? >> you were a target. you were tall already. >> he they go for you and you are the one that's targeted, it's not great. dodgeball is one thing. >> that's the crux of the matter. what we're seeing more and more and more is not so much balls that are hurting people. bullies that are hurting people. how about if we really start
dealing with the bullies in these schools and having some tough love with them and their balls, if you know what i'm saying. let's deal with that. >> here is something. we just got this. the district did release the statement explaining it. the school is undergoing a construction project and that means there's only a limited space for the kids during recess. >> you know what i'm doing? backpedaling. >> they also said in that kind of proximity, in that small space you're more apt to get hurt. use your nerf balls and stop whining. my god! what's the problem? >> all right. would you wines day? would you bury your stomach after 40? i was just in the ladies' room checking on my spanx situation and i noticed from my waist up to under where my bra was, looking good. you could see my ribs, every bit. that part, i would show. below that, not for all the tea in china.
>> well, nicole kidman hit the red carpet in china and she was wearing -- >> how about that? see, that i could do. >> black prada dress. critics say the dress is out of character. she's usually much more conservative than this. she's 46 years old. it was her midriff. >> she looks fantastic. i think anybody that says that is inappropriate is somebody that wouldn't look good in that outfit and is probably quite jealous of her. >> i do think exposing your -- look at jackie chan, by the way. >> where are the critics about what he's wearing? >> yes. you know what? very good point. >> thank you. and what about his hair? >> yes. >> thank you. >> i have to give a shoutout to a friend of yours, and now a friend of mine, too. goldie hahn, you guys, was at education nation. we do this big thing with nbc. why is goldie hahn at education nation? >> she had a really good reason. >> she has this program she's implemented called mind up.
she's implemented it at schools across the country. she is so driven when it comes to this stuff. she is so interested in everything about education. she's so smart. that's on the red carpet. >> there's nobody more fun to be around. she is so fun. >> we had a whole panel of other people there. >> who shall remain nameless because hoda doesn't remember. >> i know who they are. >> they know who they are. >> it was a great panel and goldie hahn was a breath of fresh air. >> what did i say to you about goldie? >> yeah. you said she's one of these people who is inside-out beautiful. >> she's great, great fun. i had one seen in the first wives club movie, one seen. it's at the very end. it was freezing -- did i say it wrong? first wives club. >> panicking, but go on. go on. >> so what. we're hot today. so, anyway -- yeah. it was frigid freezing and there were little kids and goldie was unbelievable. she went up to all of them and
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everything. >> three-time grammy winner. >> do you talk at the same time? >> over each other usually. three-time grammy winner, country music legend kenny rogers. >> soon to be in the country music hall of fame. >> i'll remember you two. just so you know. when i get in there, i'm going to say, yeah, i know kathie and hoda personally. >> and for a long, long, long, long time. he has been churning out the hits forever. first country album in seven years. what the heck have you and rhonda been doing down there? >> having kids. >> i know you have 9-year-old twins, right? >> justin and jordan. >> the other day we did a show. i told them to watch the show. after it was over, he said, dad, you didn't tell people our names. i said i have twins 9 years old. he said, no, you said i have twins, 9 years old. so, justin and jordan. >> you can't make old friends, puts you in a great mood. >> i did a show in california
called stage coach. this guy comes walking back. he is about 30. he says, hey, kenny, i'm ryan king, william king of the commodores son. i was sitting, talking to friends of mine the other day and we started talking about you and i realized that some of my favorite childhood memories is when we would come to your place and visit in athens. >> in georgia. >> and i told my friends i just realized you can't make old friends and i thought, wow, what a great song that is. >> that's a song title, baby. >> we actually have a little bit of a video with you and dolly. let's watch for a second. ♪ ♪ and you come walkin' in i'll be there just waiting for you cause you can't make old friends ♪ ♪ you can't make old friends
♪ no >> was there ever anything between you two back in the day? >> rhonda is standing right there. >> it would have been before her time. actually, everybody thought we were having an affair, because we traveled -- we didn't travel together but we were on tour together for two years. and we didn't. we just flirted with each other for 30 years. >> it's more fun. >> oh, it is. keeps the tension there. >> sexual tension, like hoda and i have. it's important. it's really important. >> should i change seats? >> one of the writers of this song is the guy that wrote "the gambler," too, right? >> yes. >> such a great writer. >> he wrote that song the greatest, the about the kid that plays baseball. >> when i met kenny, honestly, i was at the landmark hotel in vegas. >> in vegas. >> before they blew it up because -- you know. you were there with first edition at the hilton lounge. and the only thing that got me through this vegas situation was that every single night, i went over and listened to you.
and then b.b. king would come in for the two weeks. remember you guys -- >> oh, sure. >> i've always been crazy about kenny, never dreamed we would become friend. >> are you and dolly going to go on the road and sing this song? >> we talked about it, but she can't work like i do. i work 15 days in a row. she said i just can't do that. we're trying to work something out. the record is going to do really well it looks like. >> of course. >> interesting, this is -- i'm the only person in the history of music to have a charted record in six decades. >> i thought cher did. >> you and cher. >> i don't want to break your heart. >> she better not. i never liked her. now i have to stick around until i'm -- >> you have to make it seven and show that cher. show that cher. >> people need to see wanda. >> please come here. >> she is so beautiful. and there's two of wanda is a twin. >> i thought it was shania
twain. >> how long have you been married ? >> 21 years. >> no, we've been together 21 years, married 16. >> is it fun being married to this guy? >> yes. >> she knows all the right answers. >> she does. i would like to suggest that you and dolly do a musical special together so that we can see the two of you for an hour on television. how is that? >> okay, fine. >> all right, good. >> that's how simple it is. >> there it is. the girl and their grannies turn into an internet sensation. >> great dating advice for you. if you love [ female announcer ] come to the jcpenney columbus day sale. for 4 days only, starting friday, save 20 percent with your coupon on apparel, home, accessories, shoes and fine jewelry when you use your jcpenney credit card. or get 15% off any other form of payment. plus, doorbusters start this friday at 3pm to saturday 1pm. like 50% off sweaters for her, 40-50% off men's st. john's bay apparel, and 40% off kids' outerwear.
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we are back with more of "today" on this wines day wednesday. we are ready to play our trivia game, who knew? we're about to test your knowledge on pop culture and trivia. kathie lee is across the street at the nbc experience store. she's ready to hand out $100 to those who get the questions right. to those who don't, they get kathie lee's cd. lucky them. here to help me out in the studio is patricia renoso, editor of glam la lisa latina. very glad to have you. >> very night to meet you. >> i'm in love with that little boy, visiting from brazil. he is adorable. you're from louisiana, right? okay. according to the forbes celebrity 100 list for 2013, which latina is the top earning actress on television, eva mendes, eva longoria, sophia vergara or zoe?
>> zoe. >> no. no, no, no. it's scandalous. scandalous. >> that's a good one. that's actually a good one. >> the correct answer is c, sophia vergara. >> she is a real force in the industry. you know, many of us know her as gloria on "modern family." love that show. she has been on television for many years and has her hands in a lot of business. >> how much? >> she has earned just this year alone $30 million. >> oh, my god. back across to kath. >> kelly ripa makes that in a week. just kidding. all right, sweetie, you're from pittsburgh, right? what 1970s tv series featured a hispanic actor in the title superhe superhero/heroine role? batman, super woman, catwoman or wonder woman? >> wonder woman? >> that was a guess, right? >> she guessed right. >> that's amazing. wonder woman was half mexican, partly mexican. she was also irish, a little bit of spanish and her real name,
full name is linda dean cordova carter. >> i didn't know that. >> yeah. >> we learned something, kath. back over to you. >> this gentleman was married to the other pittsburgh person. which actress of puerto rican descent received a star on the hollywood walk of fame this summer, jennifer lopez, rosario dawson, rita moreno? >> jennifer lopez. >> you knew that one, didn't you? >> of course he did. >> maybe it's because we're in new york. jenny from the block is the most famous puerto rican to come out of the bronx and make it big in hollywood. she was also the first latina to earn $1 million for her role in selena. >> she was? >> yes. >> okay, good. back across to kath. >> from phoenix, which of the following hispanic musicians has not been inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame, jerry garcia, herman sant yag owe, carlos santana or enrique iglesias? >> enrique iglesias.
>> smart crowd over there. >> a ton of hispanic heavy hitters. carlos santana may be the most popular with his song "smooth as rock." >> love that song. back across to kath. >> remember we met this lovely lady earlier outside on our plaza. according to the u.s. census, how many people identifying themselves as hispanic live in the united states, 17 million, 24, 53 or 102 million? >> 24 million. >> more than that. you're going to love -- see my way home is one of my favorites. >> the correct answer there are 53 million. wow! >> we are a huge force in this country. the latest census shows that. we are only growing and getting bigger and bigger. >> of course you are. i think we have time for one more. kath? >> oh, from phoenix. finish the lyrics to this 2010 shakira hit song. "and i'm crazy but you like it." ♪ and i'm crazy but you like
it ♪ >> yeah you like it. >> no. >> no. >> i like you. >> this is the song. crank it up just a little. ♪ >> that was a huge hit for shakira. another great powerhouse. such a crossover appeal with her. our readers love her. >> great. thank you for coming to see us. you're a lot of fun. >> thank you. >> kath will come back from across the street. we'll find out how one granny acros[ male announcer ] when hair is this hydrated, it flooows...
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>> if i did i don't remember. >> that's everybody's excuse these days for everything. why not wingwoman? >> because wingman is the accepted -- >> she's my buddy, my pal. wingwoman sounds too cute. it's cute but more rough and real. >> maybe want to change it to winggirl. >> a lot she has to go out and have some fun. >> and i do. >> do you fight over advice? >> i fight her on everything.
>> but she's always right. >> yeah, annoyingly, yeah. >> she is. >> her best piece of advice is what you know is that you don't know. and that's the only thing you can count on. and that's the truth, you know. >> of course. >> if you really know -- >> did you not like this guy the whole four years she was going with him? >> no, i did like him. that was truly a love affair. >> he's a good guy. he got married. >> he did? that's even worse than the breakup, i think. >> were you happy for him? >> i'm very happy for him. >> it makes it feel very final. that's it. >> so you didn't go to your mom. that's interesting. >> she's the monkey in the middle, you know. i still have a little bit of that teenage daughter in me. like, mom, i've got my secrets but it gets to skip a generation with granny. >> when your daughter was growing up, her mom, what was she like? >> my daughter? >> yeah. >> oh, no. are you kidding? >> skip a -- >> my mother was not alive and she didn't have that opportunity, unfortunately. but, no, she never came to me
for advice. >> would she have, though? was your mom like you? >> was -- >> your mother like you? >> like me? >> yeah. was she a strong, smart woman? >> she was. she was much more intellectual than i am. >> you want your granddaughter to go out and have fun. yoor not telling her meet the right guy, settle down? >> definitely not. >> how come? >> because i think it will happen when it happens and why put pressure on it? she's only 26 yaers old. >> you can't make it happen. >> and the more experiences, the more knowledge -- >> who is the right kind of guy for your granddaughter? >> good question. >> kayli is a very strong-minded, strong woman. very strong willed. >> would he be good or a little too old? >> he's gorgeous. >> forget about her. >> get in line. >> why did you decide to put this in book form? it will be one of those things a
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12 years of slaves. >> oscar and emmy nominated alfre woodard, offering words of wisdom to other slaves. take a look. >> in his own time, manage them all. pharoahs are a poor scamp for a plantation class. this is nice. >> wow! >> i love watching you work. you're one of the most beautiful faces anyway, but when you are acting, i am -- i don't see anybody else on the screen. >> uh-huh. >> you have one of the most expressive faces i've ever seen. you're darn good, girl. >> yes, you are. >> you pick movies always that are winners. and this one was in a bunch of film festivals, already getting
this buzz. what was it about this film that made you excited about its script? >> i was told steve mcqueen wanted me to be in his film. i said okay, i'm in it. they said, no, we have to send you the script. i said, no, i'm in it. >> tell us why you would say i've got to be in a steve mcqueen film. >> because he is this glorious, black british film maker. he is only about 40 and he lives in the netherlands. he is amazing. i think he is one of those film makers -- they're very rare, but he is a master. masterful film maker. we'll be talking about his films 50 years from now. so i had seen "hunger" that he did before and i had seen "shame." >> that got a lot of -- >> brilliant. you would go to kabul and pull cable with his steve mcqueen.
then i got the script and -- >> the concept is there was a man who was freed back in the 1800s and gets kidnapped and taken into slavery. was that -- i guess a unique circumstance based on a true story? >> this man -- actually i met last night. it was a common occurrence. at that certain time when slaves weren't being imported, any black body in the country was fair game. so people got cold in sold into slavery all the time. rarely would they get back into their lives. it would be as if one of us would get snatched -- there are more slaves worldwide than there were in the slave era here. >> think of yourself getting snatched on your way home out of slavery, away from your family, everything. so that's what's amazing about this story, is that we take that
accounts are all crucial and here to guide you through the dos and do nots is admission counselor katherine owen. great to see you. >> good morning. >> let's start with that essay. there's a lot of pressure on those college essays. you want to put your personality in. is there a risk of going overboard and being too out there? >> this is your opportunity to let your personality shine. you don't want to put an admissions officer to sleep. they're reading a lot of applications. choose a single topic that defines who you are today. be the star of your essay, not the supporting cast. make it about you. >> we have a lot of people who have questions. we do have one, i think, from lauren. she is from chandler, arizona. she's a high school junior. what's your question? >> hi, lauren. >> just tell us what she asked. >> sorry, lauren, we can't hear you. >> but you are adorable. >> you look so good. her hair looks flat ironed.
i love it. we'll try to come back. but the average student applies to how many colleges and how many should kids apply to? >> the average student is applying to three plus colleges, but we advise students to apply to at least ten colleges. >> that's so much work and money. >> it is. it is. but, you know, there are a lot of students, 3 million high school graduates next year, millions of applications will be flying around and you want to make sure you put together a balanced list of great colleges. >> can you have the same essay for every school so at least you don't kill yourself, or do you cater it for each school? >> the personal statement, which you can find on the common application accepted by about 500 colleges can be the same. but a lot of schools ask extra essay questions. why do you want to come to this college? make sure you do your research. lookcourses and professors and things like that. >> a lot of those kids want to take the psats, how important
are those? do you have to do it from a book, online or what? >> it's important to practice for your s.a.t. or a.c.t. >> right. >> you have to figure out which is the best test for you. these are marathon tests, not sprints. practi practice, practice, practice. i advise students to take each practice tests time d before yo go in for the real thing. >> we might have another skype, but we're not sure. mary from new york. what's your question? >> everybody is gorgeous today. >> does applying early affect my ability to earn financial aid or earn a merit scholarship? >> she's smart. you're definitely going to get in. >> well, mary, you should be able to get about the same financial aid or merit aid package whether you apply in the early round or the regular round. but i advise applying in the regular round because you'll be able to compare multiple offers of admission and multiple
financial aid packages to see which is best for you. and some schools will offer fewer merit aid scholarships in the early round. >> okay. >> that was good. >> i'm so sorry we didn't get to our first young lady with her question. >> but her hair looked good. >> it did. >> thank you so much for being with us. really appreciate it. tomorrow, what's up? >> paris hilton is coming. >> oh, my gosh. >> can you believe it? >> she's going to show us how to have a good time? >> no, we're going to show her. >> and everyone has a
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