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good morning. emotional farewell. thousands of mourners say goodbye to 9-year-old christina taylor green, the youngest victim of the arizona shooting. this as the school that expelled jared loughner provides a chilling new portrait of the accused gunman. first australia, now brazil. catastrophic flooding and mud slides lead to dramatic rescues near rio de janeiro. this morning, more than 475 people are dead. thousands more, homeless. and rat-a-ewwy. a new youtube video showing a rat on a new york city subway. and it gave one sleeping
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passenger a wake-up he'll never forget today, friday, january passenger a wake-up he'll never forget today, friday, january 14th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm willie geist in for matt this morning. let me just say one thing, meredith, as someone who rides the subway every day, i think i'll walk home today. >> have you ever -- i mean, i've seen rats in the subway, but i haven't seen them riding the car. >> down on the tracks, usually not riding with them. >> this poor guy. can you imagine waking up to that. >> oh, my gosh! >> you know, actually, he kind of is nonchalant. i think he went back to sleep right after. >> he handled it pretty well. >> he did. >> i don't know where the rat got off, but it doesn't really matter. meanwhile, some serious news ahead as well. the vatican has announced this
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morning the pope john paul ii has moved one step closer to sainthood. we'll have details, coming up. a little later on, we'll go inside a world that's hard for most of us to understand. animal hoarders. people who have a compulsive need to possess animals. a woman who owned 82 dogs will share her story, coming up. and it is a special day around here, because 59 years ago, this very morning, we went on the air for the very first time. coming up, a special look back at some of the highlights from our past as we enter our 60th year. but let us -- matt had a lot of hair. >> i was going to say, who is that guy? >> i'm glad he's not here to hear that. let us begin with the latest on the shooting rampage in arizona as the first victim is laid to rest. nbc's miguel almaguer is in tucson with that story. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: meredith, good morning. four victimized are hospitalized, the congresswoman is still in critical condition. this as the first of six funerals was yesterday. >> they line the streets of
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tucson, some had never met 9-year-old christina taylor green. still, they wanted to say good-bye. a tragic day, just like the day she was born, september 11th, 2001. >> she began her life on a tragedy, 9/11, and she -- her life was ended with a tragedy here in arizona. >> reporter: her family paused below a patchwork of flags called the ground zero flag, delivered from the site of the world trade center. christina's small casket passed beneath it too. her brother, dallas' tears, her parents' pain shared by families everywhere. christina was the youngest victim, the same age as the first family's youngest daughter, sasha. in an open letter to parents across the country, michelle obama urged parents to talk to their children and to tell them about christina, a little girl gunned down when she went to see her congresswoman.
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"we can tell them about christina," the first lady wrote, "and about how much she wanted to give back." gabe zimmerman also wanted to give back. he worked for congresswoman gabby giffords. the 30-year-old was engaged to be married. this weekend, a father will bury his son. >> gabe was my best friend. it's going to be harder for me to get through life on a day-to-day basis. >> reporter: and every day, new signs of hope for giffords. friend and senator kirsten gillibrand was by her side wednesday for that magical moment, first described by president obama. >> her eyes just, you know, slowly coming open, and her husband, then, couldn't believe it. >> reporter: husband mark kelly urged giffords to give the thumbs up. she raised her arm. >> you know, we're watching her, and saying, gabby, you can do it. and just everyone who loves her is around this hospital bed. her mother, her father, her doctor, her husband, her friends. i mean, all these people are there to say, gabby, we're with you. >> reporter: meanwhile, police continue to build their case
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against suspect jared lee loughner. in the desert brush not far from his home, police say thursday they found the bag he carried the day of the shooting. >> we went up there and retrieved the bag and found inside several boxes of 9 millimeter ammunition. >> reporter: the scene of tucson's tragedy, a suburban strip mall, has been cleaned. much of the crime tape, removed. the grocery store where the congresswoman was shot and six others killed is expected to reopen tomorrow. exactly one week later. a community trying to return to normal as more victims are laid to rest this weekend. back here at the hospital, doctors say the congresswoman is making remarkable strides. the other three victims, meredith, are all in fair condition. >> that's good news. nbc's miguel almaguer, thank you very much. dr. nancy snyderman is nbc's chief medical editor. nancy, good morning to you. >> hey, meredith. >> hard to believe just six days ago congresswoman giffords was shot in the head, and had that
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bullet penetrated her brain in just a slightly different direction, she would probably be dead. but since then, she has put up two fingers, she's moved her arms and her legs, she's opened her eyes. doctors say they seem now to be tracking. is what we witnessing miraculous, given someone in her condition? >> it's a combination of miraculous, lucky that the trajectory of the bullet is what it was, and i think, we have to give a lot of credit to this stellar medical crew. they had her from a battlefield, through the icu, into the o.r., and back into the icu within 38 minutes. they treated this like it was a typical war zone. the physicians and everyone on the faculty there, it's made a huge difference in her recovery. what they said yesterday with her ability now to follow commands, just simple commands, but it shows that things are firing in her brain and connections are being made. and the fact that she can now track a little bit with her eyes means that she's cognizant of some things around her. >> you know, when she opened her
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eyes for the first time, she was surrounded by some of her female colleagues, senator gillibrand spoke so eloquently about that. and one of the representatives, debbie wasserman schultz was in the hospital room, and she says, it shows you what a little girl power can do. she was kind of joking, but there's merit in those words. >> i think she's joking, but we know it's true. when people are sitting vigil and her husband is there and the television is on, you recognize -- patients will tell you afterwards -- that they are surrounded. but then there's a new voice that's familiar and it makes your brain work a little harder. and if it's a girlfriend, yeah, there are chemical changes, there are emotional changes. so it's what i would call thought science. there is something to it. but some thing pushed her a little bit. it was that familiar voice in an unfamiliar setting. and then, of course, the doctors asked them to leave because they didn't want to exhaust her. but a phenomenal sign. >> and doctors are saying now that they're going to start aggressive physical therapy with her.
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i know they've sat her up and they're going to, i think, put her in a chair, try to sit her in a chair today. >> they're not so worried about the brain swelling at this point. now they worry about normal stuff, don't want her to get a blood cot, pneumonia, that tube down her throat is to protect her airway. they want to get that out sooner than later. they want to her hear speak. now the baby steps happen. a little bit every day that will be cumulative. will she be walking out of this hospital next friday? no. she's looking, frankly, at months and years of rehabilitation, both mentally and physically and psychologically. and we'll learn more every day, because our real shout-out again to those surgeons for being so frank, and yet not being pushed into saying things that they really don't mean. but this is really quite wonderful. >> absolutely. dr. nancy, thank you so much. >> you bet. it is now 7:08 and once again here's willie. >> meredith, thank you. we turn now to the political fallout over the tragic events in arizona. will it really lead to a new
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tone in washington? chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, willie. well, after nearly a week of washington mourning the tragedy in tucson, we're actually seeing the first signs of the government getting back to work. and first up is going to be that house republican effort to repeal the president's health care plan. the white house signaling a return to normalcy is coming. >> because they would have wanted that. us getting back to the business of, again, how do well solve those problems. >> please welcome the president of the united states, barack obama. >> reporter: but even before the president finished speaking in tucson -- >> to the families of those we've lost -- >> reporter: -- some are surprised by how many times he was interrupted by applause and cheering. >> kneels to pray with you today and will stand by you tomorrow. >> reporter: at what many thought would be a somber
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occasion. >> i read the speech several times and thought that there wouldn't be a lot of applause, if any. >> reporter: back in washington, the tone of the president's speech seemed to be having at least a short-term impact. this was supposed to be a contentious week, with house republicans voting to repeal the president's health care reform proposal. now that vote will be held next week. a spokesperson for house majority whip eric cantor even added that it will be done with thoughtful consideration. >> i'm proposing -- >> reporter: this whole conversation about tone and civility is one the president plans to bring up again, aides say, at the state of the union. but many question how long this moment will last. >> there was a change right around 9/11. and now a few years later, we've been very partisan for a number of years. >> reporter: in her web address released early wednesday, before the memorial service, sarah palin disputed the notion that today's political tone is worse than ever. >> but when was it less heated? back in those calm days where political figures literally
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settled their differences with dueling pistols? >> reporter: while many of her supporters were happy she defended herself, some wondered if palin chose the right words at the right time. >> i think she would have defended herself better if she had stayed above the fray and not gotten into the petty politics of who accused who of being guilty for what. >> reporter: the president, very deliberately, did not step into that argument. >> it's important for us to pause for a moment, and make sure that we're talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. >> reporter: and speaking of "getting back to business," here in washington, today is probably the last day on the job for michael steele, chairman of the republican national committee. there is an election day. he's running for re-election, but probably nobody except him expects him to get re-elected. >> could be the end of the road. chuck todd, thank you very much. david gregory is moderator of
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"meet the press." david, good morning. >> hey, willie. >> president obama had a difficult task the other night in tucson of comforting the people of that city, and indeed, of the country. but also, he tried to calm the political debate. how did he do on both counts, david? >> but, i think by all accounts, he did very well. you hear komcompliments for him both the left and the right, everyone across the political spectrum. and chuck alluded to it. he did two things, which is to give voice to what people around the country have been feeling. this is something that affects people and families, whether you knew the victims or not very deeply. and second, i think he took the country to a place that it didn't even know that it needed to go. talking about words that heal, not words that wound. talking about being as big as this moment requires in our political life and our political discourse around the country. so i think it was a moment that all agreed that he seized and kind of charts a path for where washington, and frankly, the rest of the country can go. >> david, i think we all agree civility's a worthy goal, but as chuck just said in his piece, it
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is back to business. the republican house takes up the repeal of president obama's signature health care reform law. why should this time be any different? why will the conversation change? >> cynicism is warranted. this is washington, after all. i think washington can do a great job elevating moments like this to become a national moment of reflection, but washington is also really capable of wasting these moments as well. if there's some hope, it's that we're in the middle of a time now, and leading up to the state of the union address, where this spirit can be tapped into again. the president will do it again in the state of the union. we are about to have another health care debate. it doesn't have to be the way it was. there are even moves by senator tom udall of colorado to have both parties sit together instead of sitting apart. these are small gestures, but ultimately it's about how the debate moves forward. we'll have big debates about the role of government in our lives, government spending, and health care and the like. it's a question of do people really want to make that turn. >> and of course, david, sarah
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palin has been right in the middle of this conversation. even linked by some of her critics to the shooting because of her rhetoric. there was, of course, no evidence of that at all. now getting some criticism for that facebook statement she put out on the same day of the memorial. what is the long-term impact, david, on her political brand? >> you know, it's so difficult to gauge that, because we don't know where she's headed politically, other than being a really big political star, willie. everybody talks in terms of a potential run for the presidency for her. we just don't know if that's where she's headed. we just know at the moment she has huge political impact. i think the criticism of sarah palin would be that she made it more about her than it needed to be. that she was speaking to, perhaps, a narrow band of supporters, who wanted to settle scores here after being linked to all of this in a way that was not supported by any evidence. that she didn't take an opportunity to go bigger, as the president did, and talk about this political moment that we're in, independent of what happened in tucson in terms of how we talk to one another. so i think that's the criticism that will carry with her. and look, she has carried for a
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long time this about or this question about whether she can step outside that narrow band of supporters and reach a wider audience. >> and david, i imagine these will be among the topics of conversation on sunday's "meet the press"? >> no question about it, willie. we have a special roundtable dedicated to these questions about our political discourse moving forward, martin luther king's birthday, al sharpton will join our roundtable. but we'll begin the program with a debate about washington, the debate over gun control. senator schumer and coburn join me for that discussion. >> david gregory, thanks so much. now let's head over to the news desk where ann curry has a check on the morning's other top stories. >> also in the news this morning, wikileaks is contributing $15,000 for the legal defense of the army private accused in one of the biggest security breaches in u.s. history. private bradley manning, a junior u.s. soldier, is charged with leaking hundreds of thousands of secret documents to wikileaks. hundreds of abandoned cars still litter highways in the south where residents of georgia
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are lashing out at officials for not being better prepared for this week's winter storm. the death toll from those floods and mud slides you heard about from meredith earlier in brazil are still rising. at least 476 people are now known to have lost their lives. many buried as they slept in their homes. one woman was stranded on the ruins of her home before latching on to a rope and getting rescued. survivors used their bare hands, even kitchen utensils to search for missing loved ones as they waited for rescuer crs to arriv. australia's weather bureau is warning they could see above average water cyclones in spring. this as queensland starts a massive cleanup that could cost as much as $15 billion. the flood has killed at least 25 people since november and displaced thousands of others. pope john paul ii is now one step closer to sainthood. this morning, pope benedict approved a decree attributing a miracle to the late pontiff. the move means that pope john
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paul will be beatbeatfied, the step before sainthood. now to new york stock exchange. >> we have a flurry of data today, including retail sales and consumer spending. consumer prices giving us some insight today into how much inflation is out will. also, stocks are reacting to intel earnings, which came out after the bell. profits there rising 48%. the company saying that it's going to double its spending on things like research and development, which really bodes well for the economy. next up is superbank jpmorgan. back to you. >> melissa frances, thanks so much. happy friday. the broadway premiere of "spider-man: turn off the dark" is being postponed for yet another month. this is the fourth delay for the accident-prone $65 million show, which was originally slated to open last month. the sunken wreck of the "titanic" is now being devoured by bacteria according to a team of international scientists.
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they say dna testing on rust samples from the wreck detect the an iron-eating bacteria that could destroy what's left of the ship within 20 years. and as the saying goes on the subway, if you see something, say something. but if you see this, you may not know what to say. shot on a new york subway car, this video seemed to show a stray rat crawling on a sleeping man's face. it's coming up in just a second. there you go. the subway rider who taped the incident said he was shocked the man went right back to sleep after the encounter. that's not the only thing to be shocked about. i'm shocked about the fact that the man wasn't warned, right, and the fact that there allegedly was -- >> a rat -- >> -- on the subway! anyway, 7:18. throu there you go. >> you know, i didn't think we'd see you until the fall. >> are you disappointed? >> no, i'm not disappointed. there was a point you were pretty covered in snow. >> yeah, but the folks in boston, they dug me out. they dug us.
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let's take a look and show you what's going on. we've got some more bad weather to talk about out in the pacific northwest. kind of the pineapple express coming across hawaii and right directly on to the pacific northwest. we're talking about rain, we're talking anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of rain from parts of seattle all the way down to portland and about a quarter of an inch to half an inch, generally speaking. and in hawaii, for a second day in a row, they've got flood watches for the hawaiian islands. they may pick up another 1 to 2 inches of rain before good morning to you. overcast conditions for now will make way to clear skies and temperatures are really warm to start. we have a good deck of clouds and trapped in the daytime heat and we are mild at 53 degrees in sunnyvale. 52 along the peninsula and as we head in at 11:00 a.m., 60s maxing out at 67. have a great day. >> and that's your latest
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weather. it is time to roll out the red carpet, hollywood's award season kicks into full swing sunday night right here on nbc with the 68th golden globe awards. george lewis has a preview. >> reporter: this year it's the stammering sovereign. >> i have a voice. >> reporter: versus the gazillionaire geek. versus the brawling boxer. >> if you don't fight, they'll make us pay. >> reporter: the movie "the king's speech" is loaded with seven golden globe nominations. while "the social network" has six as does "the fighter." >> this is the golden globes, hollywood's foreign press and most people do think the king's speech because it is about an english king after all. it's probably the front-runner. >> reporter: the hollywood foreign press has a reputation for making sometimes quirky choices.
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take the film "the tourist," crucified by the critics, but nominated for three globes, while the widely acclaimed cohen brothers western "true grit" got no no, ma'am nathss, zero. then there's the party atmosphere of the ceremony itself, complete with open bar. >> everyone there is drinking and partying and with some of the results of who the winners are, you would think that maybe they were drinking when they were voting. >> reporter: they also hand out golden globes for tv shows and those nominations are a bit more predictable. "glee," a popular and critical hit on fox has a total of five nominations. nbc's "30 rock" picked up three, as did amc's "mad men," another hearty perennial. hbo leads all networks is the total nominations, including boardwalk empire, the city's the pacific. sunday night's golden globes
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come just days before the oscar nominees. as actors all over hollywood begin to polish their acceptance speeches. for "today," george lewis, nbc news, los angeles. >> so have you seen all the movies? >> i have seen some of the movies. i have small children so i have seen "toy story 3" and "tangled." >> i have seen a bunch of them, there are a lot of good movies. >> you liked "true grit?" >> i liked "true grit" and i loved "the king's speech." "black swan" i saw. it was strange. who will win and what will the stars wear more importantly, you can get all of the excitement live on sunday night starting at 8:00 eastern, 5:00 pacific time right here on nbc. be sure to join us monday on "today," al roker and natalee morales will be live from hollywood talking to the night's
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big hungover winners. meanwhile just ahead, an inside look at the life of an animal hoarder, can you imagine living in a home with 150 chicken or 82 dogs? one woman shares her story. but first this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] this is a strawberry pop tart...
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53 degrees in sunnyvale turning over to the 60s. sun and clouds and a little bit of haze. the temperature trend will continue. 60s across the board and even throughout the holiday weekend. good morning. >> good morning and that's a good trend. this is not a good trend. out of orinda towards pittsburgh and bay point. they have been cleared up and delay into pittsburgh. if you are heading in from antioch, you have a slow drive from love ridge and we have slowing in the westbound commute direction. that is your friday slowing. the only major friday slowing amount of live look at the toll plaza with a light back up. traffic now through the end of the parking lot. cash lanes are smooth and a light volume out of the maze, the san mateo bridge with the fog blending in with the clouds. >> thanks a lot, mike. uc berkeley plans to lay off nearly 150 workers
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have have been told they will be let go by june. more could be cut through other means like retirements and departures. about a fourth of the positions have salaries of $100,000 or more, but no faculty positions will be eliminated. they will be expected to save about $100 million. the "today" show returns in less than two machines. have a great morning
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well, here we are. good morning to you, the very first morning that i hope and expect to be a great many good mornings between you and i. >> 7:30 now on this friday morning, january 14, 2011. and that was how it looked 59 years ago this morning as "today" first hit the airwaves. coming up on our 60th year, we're going to take a look at how we got here, from the hosts to the lighter moments that has define this remarkable program through the years. i'm meredith viera along with willie geist who's in for matt today. newly released school records that highlight accused
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arizona gunman jared loughner's troubled pattern of behavior. plus a lot of people consider themselves animal lovers, but what if you had an uncontrollable need for those animals, coming up we're going to meet a recovering animal hoarder. >> and no, meredith, this is not a pickup line. what is your sign? >> you know who's upset about this, it was capricorn, it's now sagittari sagittarius. >> they changed our zodiac signs. so we'll let people know what that means for you. the anbc's mike tiabbi is i tucson, good morning. >> reporter: for 22-year-old jared loughner, the timeline of tragedy actually began just about a year ago this winter, that's when his behavior started turning from the odd and quirky,
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and even frightening. this time last year, jared loughner still had a few close friends, but one of them, zane gutierrez said that last march he cut them all loose. >> he said i don't want to see or talk to you anymore. >> reporter: school records describe four major incidents involving loughner in the next few months, including complaints about classmates about how creepy he was, saying things like why don't we just strap bombs to babies and fears the confrontations initiated by loughner might become physical. teachers classmates and police noticed his jittery eyes, his confused look and might be a mental health concern. he was removed from class and twice kicked out of unemployment offices and two campus police officers visited him at home to
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tell him he was kicked out of school immediately. >> and at that meeting, both the mother and father were present. what they understood and didn't understand, i really can't answer. >> reporter: he bought his gun in november, legally. spent nights away from home sometimes in this nearby motel and then saturday january 8 dawned and investigators piece together this timeline. 7:00 a.m., investigators say he goes to the nearest walmart but is unable to buy the ammunition for his gun's magazine. 7:34, distracted perhaps, he's stopped for running a red light but is let off with a warning. at the next walmart, he buys his ammo, but then once home, his father sees him by his old chevy with a black bag, the one they just recovered on thursday and then he takes off on foot, hiss father chasing him in vain. at 9:30, loughner hails a cab.
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he goes into -- >> he started firing and then he ran. >> we need more than one ambulance, there's more than one person down. >> did you say gabrielle giffords was hit? >> she's hit. she's breathing. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: gun fire, lives mangled or ended and at 2e7d of loughner's tortured journey, that smile. we still don't know the reasons for that of course, but if jared i did what he acc/big ten challen challenge -- accused of doing. >> thanks for being with us this morning. >> thank you for having us. >> let me begin with you, you both grew up in tucson. when you first got the news on saturday of the terrible shooting in your hometown, it must have been shocking enough,
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but then what went through your mind when you realized this was someone you had known pretty well? >> when i realized it was someone that i grew up with, i was in complete shock. you know, questions started running through my head, why? why would he do this? this isn't the person i knew or the person i grew up with. and i'm still trying to figure out what -- what were his motives? >> brianna, you even worked at that safeway where the shooting took place, what were you thinking on saturday morning? >> it was shocking because you  hear things about virginia tech and columbine, you assume that nobody would ever commit such a heinous crime or at least you would know it. but jared was never the violent kind so it was a complete shock to hear what he had done. >> leland, when you look at that mug shot that shocked the country when it appeared on websites and the front pages of
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newspapers, a pretty disturbing photograph. was that the man you knew? was that the kid you knew in high school? >> i mean it looked like a completely different person. when i saw that mug shot, it just gave me the chills, the look in his eyes, that's not the same jared i knew growing up. in a sense, he looks possessed. it a pretty scary photo. >> and brianna, we're getting reports of some severely erratic behavior out of jared loughner, some 51 pages of a report on his behavior. tell me what he was like when you knew him before all this happened. >> i met jared in middle school and that's when i really knew him the best. he was always very kind, very calm, intelligent, open the doors for you when you're walking in the class at the same time, helped me with my home work if i didn't understand something, just a typical, quiet
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boy. >> leland i'm looking at some of the words you've used to describe jared loughner in the past, sweet, funny, how does that description square with what happened on saturday? >> i'm having a hard time hearing those words because that's the complete opposite of what he has become and what he is now. like i said, it's two completely different people. growing up, a genuine person, caring, he had friends, he cared about himself and about the people around him. but obviously that's completely changed. >> all right, lela chavez, brianna castle, thank you so much, and take care of each other out there. as we take a look at what you can expect as far as day to day, we have got a little bit of a clipper coming across, bringing a little bit of light snow, nothing too horrible. we're talking maybe one to two inches before it's all over, some areas may pick up about six inches of snow around the upper great lakes, but for the most
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part, not a bad one. and temperature-wise, we have some cold air on tap. temperatures about five to 15 degrees below normal, 70s and 60s through the southwest, 60s in southern california, also down in southern florida as well. 50s a foggy start on the san mateo bridge this morning. we have fog in the north bay as well. temperature this is morning are mild. we are in the 50s and turn over to the 60s under a mostly sunny sky. we are talking about temperatures towards 66 degrees for your saturday. it's a great weekend to make outdoor plans 65 by sunday and by monday, a holiday, 64 degrees have a great day. >> that's your latest weather, if you want to check your weather any time of the day or night, go to the weather channel
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yard and literally steal that dog. >> what a freaking mess. >> i'm tired of you people being on my [ bleep ]. >> i don't want my mama living here. >> i figure i have spent $250,000 feeding dogs. it's starting to mess with my head. >> they fulfill me in a way that i haven't found. with a person. >> she's stuck and something needs to unstick her. >> i don't think i have too many birds. >> this will be the fourth operation she's had to have because of a bird bite. >> i need her to be healthy and happy. >> i can't get from you kids what i get from my animals. it's that deep. >> whether you love the animals or not, there's something i really love. >> if they were children, they would be taken away from you.
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>> carolyn is a recovering animal hoarder, she is here along with her son tim. karen cassidy a clinical psychologist who specializes in animal hoarding. thanks for joining us. carolyn, this probably isn't easy for you to talk about. >> no. >> this all started after your four children left home and you began to work at an animal shelter. >> yes. it was about 16 years ago. i would volunteer for the shelter and i was the only one volunteering at that shelter in our community. every day i'd go in, and there would be several dogs that i wouldn't see again. and time and time, day after day -- >> because they were being euthanized. >> yes. >> i got to the point where people would bring them to the door and i would say do you want this dog adopted? they would be like, i don't care. i would put them in my jeep and take them home.
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>> at one point you had over 80 dogs. was there a woint where you thought it was getting out of control or could you not see it? >> i couldn't see it for a long time. it was hard going out and spending four or five hours knocking ice out of the water tubs and feeding them and it was really cold. >> you had an underground knee replacement surgery. >> five times. >> in part, trying to take care of these animals. plus a financial strain, $350 a week on dry dog food alone, up to $20,000 a year. your husband talks about the strain on him. again, did you understand this physical and financial strain and overlook them or -- >> i guess i just kind of overlooked them because it just didn't dawn on me. we would get behind on our bills every month, but it wasn't an issue. feeding the dogs was an issue. and that's what we did. >> and you asked the children for help. sam, you were asked month after
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month to help provide support for these animals. it reached the point where you stopped talking to your parents. >> right. >> why? >> physically, financially, emotionally it was taking a toll. family dynamics across the board and it was something i just wasn't going to support. >> your mom said i would rather give up one of my kids than my dogs. that has to hurt. >> it did. it did hurt. >> karen, i understand the initial motivation of carolyn, if i were working in an animal shelter, that need to want to save an animal is so understandable. at what point does it cross the line? when do you realize it's more than that? >> what we see from animal hoarders is they're a victim of their fantasy to create a perfect unconditional love with animals. and human relationships always have conflict and often times animal hoarders begin hoarding after they lose important relationships such as the kids
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going to college, a death in the family, disability and animals become their sole source of identity and love. and we know from research that they're unable to see the whole because of the details. so they see a loving puppy's eyes, but they don't see the chaos, the ill health or the squalor because they're focused on the love. >> carolyn, why are you crying? >> it's hard. i know that there's animals out there being abused day after day. i guess i tried to save all i could, and the community knew but we didn't get no help. we asked for help, but couldn't get any. and i miss my dogs, i miss them. >> and i know that you're seeing
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a therapist to help you with this. you can't save every dog, but you've given away many of them. they've all been adopted, 11 left, two that live with you and nine that do not. at this point, what does carolyn need to help her so that she doesn't go back to hoarding? >> we know 100% of animal hoarders relapse without treatment. so she needs help to learn to develop a balanced lifestyle that prioritizes humans equal or above animals that helps her find ways to own pets that's limited and that balances her needs and her family's needs and the animals' needs so that no one is overwhelmed and everyone stays healthy. >> it's a long journey, it's one day at a time. >> yes, it is. it is. >> i just have to ask you before we leave, everybody has called you an animal hoarder and you have to learn to own that. have you accepted that? >> no. i think hoarding is a harsh word.
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i would prefer maybe saving. it's just that i loved them babies. i love them. with everything. >> and i believe you wholeheartedly. carolyn, good luck in holding your family together, which is probably more important. thank you, carolyn, thank you so much for coming on. >> and you can catch "confessions, animal hoarding" tonight on animal planet. we're back right after this. hoa tonight at 8:00 on animal planet. i can't believe i used to swing over those rocks...
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>> per good friday morning. 7:56. checking your friday and welcome forecast with christina. >> finally a friday. we have fog in the north bay. down to a quarter mile visibility in napa, santa rosa. temperatures are starting out here at 53 degrees in san jose. 53 degrees in sunnyvale. 45 degrees in santa rosa. throughout this afternoon, the sun will be out in force. we will see haze in the polices that pick up the most fog, but we are talking about numbers in the 60s. 63 degrees in san jose. 67 degrees is the forecasted high in santa rosa and temperatures stay in the 60s. the extend side coming up. any problems on the roadways?
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>> not related stot fog, but we have misty conditions. we are looking over here northbound looking slow as you come up 880. 87 into downtown. westbound 237 at matilda avenue. it is closed by an accident. at the bottom of the screen, 85. we had an earlier accident that cleared up and it's slow from union and clear into the mountain view and cupertino. a live look the bridge with the low clouds hovering around the deck. you are talking about the fog and we will continue to watch that. 101 will be moving smoothly. brent shows you the light flow. metering lights are on. >> students are warned of campus violence after graffiti was found on a wall in a sociology building and threatened violence
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next tuesday, january 18th. as a precaution the administration posted a partnering on the website and issued an e-mail asking people to contact police if they see anything suspicious. the university is not releasing specifics about the message, but some say they will not risk being on campus that day. the university is also keeping security precautions secret and say it is taking the threat very seriously. more local news coming up in a half hour and the "today" show returns in less than a minute. see you back in a little bit. shift your weight forward onto the left foot. take the right leg up, holding the inner arch of the foot... introducing instant action alerts, only from chase.
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8:00 now on this 8:00 on this friday morning, january 14, 2011. we have a terrific crowd assembled in rockefeller plaza, despite how cold it is this morning. they have braved the wind and the cold to say hello to friends and family back home. i'm meredith vieira alongside willie geist and al roker, al back from the weather in boston. you did a great job. >> had a good time there. great folks in boston. >> mr. lawyer taking a day off. willie geist is here for him. >> cold out here. >> it's freezing. >> that's why i've got a hat. >> is that warm? >> oh, yeah.
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>> just ahead, a special look back at the special 59 years of today as we enter our 60th year this morning on our very first program back in 1952, dave gary row way promised a new kind of television. even he could never have imagined how true his words would be. coming up, our most memorable moments throughout the years. as we mention, sunday night a big night in hollywood. it is a big night in hollywood on sunday. the golden globes, the event everybody looks forward to, we'll break down the nominees, possible upsets and surprises we can expect from ricky gervais who is hosting. >> i'll cross the george washington bridge, not in a car, but up and over on the cables to change a light bulb. >> to change one bulb. >> one bulb, but it really has to want to change. first let's check the top stories with ann curry. >> thanks a lot, meredith. we begin with a serious story this morning about the youngest of the six people killed in last
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saturday's mass shooting in tucson. she was laid to rest on thursday. 2,000 mourners attended the funeral for 9-year-old christina taylor green, a third grader with a budding interest in politics who wanted to make a difference in the world. as for congresswoman gabrielle giffords, doctors say she's able to move her arms and legs, follow simple commands and track people with her eyes. the governor of illinois signed a bill thursday that raises state income taxes by two-thirds to help close a $15 billion budget gap. to break that down for you, a person who previously owed illinois $1,000 in taxes would now have to pay another $600 on top of that. flooding in monsoon rains forced another 100,000 people from their homes in vee land ka, raising the total number of those displaced to 300,000. at least 23 people have died in the flooding. dozens are missing. there is dramatic footage showing an el vant stuck in a tree after the waters surged.
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>> federal officials are cutting the amount of acetaminophen in half. products can become toxic when they're combined with medicine such as tylenol and nyquil which also contain acetaminophen, a drug that is a leading cause of liver failure. rioters claimed 23 lives. today thousands of protesters marched to the capital demanding the resignation of the country's president who will not seek re-election in 2014. british tourists are being evacuated. the state department is urging u.s. citizens to put off any nonessential travel to tunisia. the nation's first online presidential archive supp and running, a digital database of john f. kennedy's documents while in office. caroline kennedy unveiled the site that allows users to track visions of her father's "ask not
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what your country can do for you" speech. a famous volcano came back to light, blasting fiery of lava hundreds of feet into the air. no one has been hurt in the fireworks display. it is beautiful. it is now 8:03. back outside to meredith vieira. >> that was a cool sight. >> i'd like to warm up next to that. >> where did you go to school as a meteorologist? >> ohio university? >> no, oklahoma. >> what's the forecast? >> cold. >> thank you very much. four years. >> that's about it. that's all you need really. it's all good. you've got a future, my friend. i like it. let's check your weather and see what's going on. we'll show you our pick city, steubenville, high high, wtov, cloudy and 28 degrees. as we look at the satellite map, stbig orm system coming
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onshore in the pacific northwest and a clipper coming across the plains that will bring light snow to the great lakes and later into the northeast by saturday. again, nothing too terrible. windy conditions down through southern california, showersers in southern florida, snow and heavy r you can hear the crowd roaring for our beautiful temperatures we're expecting today. we have a foggy start to gets through first. live picture over alcatraz shows a little bit of haze. we are going to see a low stack of clouds until about 10:00 a.m. after that we're talking about a lot of sunshine today. less than a half mile of visibility in santa rosa. 67 degrees later today. have a fantastic weekend.
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>> now let's go back over to meredith. all right, al, thank you very much. >> a special look back at our show's 59 years of "today" as we kick off our remarkable pictures here this morning. my ears are ringing right after this. [ female announcer ] if soap dries itself, imagine what it can do to your skin. but dove isn't soap. it contains pure 1/4 moisturizing cream because, everyday moisture is the key to beautiful skin. and who knows moisture better than dove. guidance, i get exactly where i want to go. >> gps: turn left ahead. >> turbotax has a unique gps feature that guides me to every deduction and credit i deserve. and calculations are guaranteed accurate. so i get my maximum refund, guaranteed. >> man: try turbotax now. call her.
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off the 60th year of "today." think about that. 60 years. this morning 59 years ago, the "today" show was created when dave garaway first introduced the world to a whole new concept in television. >> we have been working on this for quite a while. we're glad to be in your home for the first day, we hope we can give you enough to stay with you for a long time. >> it turns of the we did stay around for quite a long while. dave garaway broadcasting exactly 59 years ago. throughout the decades, the "today" show revolutionized television. it revolved and thrived and with stood the test of time. ♪ it's a beautiful morning >> good morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> they were all the greats of the "today" show in my living room before i would go to school every morning. >> you've got dave garaway.
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>> franke mcgee and barbara walters. >> i remember watching barbara walters in the '60s. >> willard, tom brokaw. >> i don't know if there's any show quite like it. this is it. >> good morning, between you and i. >> you are part of television programming that is really a living historical document. >> career wise, there was no bigger day than i got the phone call that said you'll be the next host of the "today" show. >> this is "today" with katie couric, and matt lauer. and matt lauer. >> when i first got the job, i was nervous. >> meredith vieira is here and it's great to have you. >> i feel like it's the first day of school and i'm sitting next to the cutest guy in class. >> my feet would hit the floor after the alarm went off and i would almost shudder that i was going to do the "today" show. >> when the "today" show theme started playing and i saw, you
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know, bryant gumbel and katherine couric, it was such an out of body experience. >> you get that call, you know, we would like you to fill in for willard. it's something you dreamed about is about to happen. >> ann is officially our news leader. >> it's great to be here, i can't think of three people i would rather spend 7:00 in the longer. >> i remember i would be so nervous sometimes i would just be sweating. >> it's more than an honor to be part of this show, it's a dream come true. i didn't realize they had "today" girls, but that was actually a sign of the times back then. florence henderson was a "today" show girl. the first woman to host "today" was barbara walters. >> barbara walters here this morning. >> think of that moment when she interviewed richard nixon. >> i've dodged your question.
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>> you certainly have. >> that was one of the seminole moments for jane. >> i have a pretty little colon. >> historically, first place in the morning where people turn is the "today" show. >> the president of the united states is dead. >> from jfk and martin luther king jr. >> dr. martin luther king died violently last night. >> you had to turn on the "today" show. >> 9/11 happened on our air. we want to go live rightow and show you a picture of the world trade center. the concept of the show "today" approaching it 60th year is the very same concept that it began with. >> "today" you see is basically a news and special events program to keep the people in touch with the world that they're coming into every day.
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>> the "today" show window in a sense is the original back to the future. >> in fact kids who come here they're watching their parents with signs. >> i've been watching the "today" show when i was a kid. >> i think we might be the first television show to broadcast in three dimensions. >> television in general and the "today" show in particular, should at its best show them things they wouldn't otherwise see. >> dave garaway was born in paris france. since then we have been all over the world and back. >> "today" in ireland. >> "today" in japan. >> we are in pearl harbor. >> live here aside the panama canal. >> this is "today" in romania. >> from africa. >> i think the largest audience i had when i was doing the "today" show was the wedding of charles and diana.
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>> it's a plen did morning. >> it is as they say a splendid morning. >> i have traveled around the world probably ten times. ♪ where in the world is matt lauer ♪ >> sometimes you touch down in these places and you look around and you realize, my god, this is my job. >> where in the world is matt lauer? could he pull off going to the ends of the earth? >> we have for the first time ever all fanned out across the globe. ♪ beautiful day >> i was sent to antarctica. >> it's 3 degrees here, so it's a balmy temperature for us. man, was it cold. >> i had never covered an olympics, and to go to china. to have my first olympics be china. >> we want to take people along with us on that journey.
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it's a roller-coaster ride, each show. go back and look at some. >> if there's something goofy or fun or silly to being done, let's get willard. he dressed up as carmen miranda. >> and we obviously get to blow off some steam. ♪ it doesn't matter as long as we got each other ♪ >> there were a lot of fun moments to go around. >> there's something magical that happens. >> a lot of it has to do with the people i'm sitting next to. >> i think people watch this show and they know that we truly like each other. ♪ these are the days that i have been missing ♪ ♪ you've given me the joy of summer wine ♪
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>> it's a show that's bigger than all of us. we're able to invade the space for a while. >> a different viewership would say, oh, yeah, i remember that guy matt lauer in my living room was mind-boggling, but i also look at it as a huge responsibility to in some way carry that torch. >> dave garaway always signed off with one simple word, peace. >> boy, if that isn't humbling for all of us, i don't know what it is. it's such an amazing legacy to show. it really is. >> it's responsibility. >> it's total responsibility, yes. >> you hope that people in their watching of this tape that they also concur that there's been some important work that's helped them in their lives. >> when you watch how many tv shows come and go over time and this has been here for over 60 years. >> i think we should go back to black and white. i think i look better. >> i think we should go back to the monkey. >> or that rat.
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of u.s. "newsweek"ly. the best reason to watch might be the host. >> this is the best thing about ricky gervais, he said that obviously he didn't go far enough last year, because they invited him back. so he's going to make sure not to be invited back. remember last year, he said i like to drink as much as the next guy, and the next guy is mel gibson. >> speaking of drinking, that's the thing about the golden globes is it's looser than all the other awards shows because -- >> looser is putting it mildly. it's definitely the most fun of the awards shows. >> i'm definitely looking forward to when michael douglas walks in, because he's up for an award for his role in "wall street". >> he's up against christian bale, i'm not sure he'll win, but he'll be one of the big stars of the evening.
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>> best picture in a drama, because you've got black swan, the fighter, the king's speech and the social network. >> that was a real tossup. i think it's really between the king's speech and the social network. it's too close to call. social network, obviously people love that movie. and it swept the critics awards, but the key speech actually has the most golden globe nominations. >> the fact that the king's speech is about great britain. >> the golden globes, they're foreign journalists, they love prestige, so king george, mark zuckerburg, which one are they going to -- >> i loved king's speech. also the golden globes, they separate musicals and comedies, so give them credit for that. but some people have been very critical. >> this is a weird category because it is filled almost completely with movies that were trounced by the critics. so they were all a surprise. except for alice in wonderland,
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which people sort of liked and it made a billion dollars, but the kids are all right, i think is the clear winner here, julian moore and annette bening play a couple of the biological father of their children enters the picture. >> it's kind of a drama more than it is a comedy? >> this one could have gone either way. >> there's been a lot of talk about natalie portman in the swan. >> i think that if there was a possible upset, it could be nicole kidman for rabbit hole, a movie that not many people have seen, but the golden globes, they love her. >> and collin fert? >> i think he's definitely the oscar winner. by a long shot, he'll probably go on to win the oscar. >> the possible upset on that
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one? >> the possible upset is james franco for 177 hours. >> it's a very good strong category, but it just feels like come fin firth. it just feels it's like collin ferth's name. >> i think that annette bening for the kids are all right here. if you put her performance up against any other performance this year, she's obviously the best. and the golden globesly liking . julian moore who's her co-star in the movie. >> best comedy or musical category? >> i think that it's between glee and modern family. >> okay. >> not 30 rock. >> 30 rock is one in four. every year al calls either tina
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fey or the show walks away with something. >> and best television series? >> i think it's going to be boardwalk empire. d me hasas good morning. the time is 8:26. checking your forecast with christina. nice warm-up coming. >> just in time for the weekend. we couldn't ask for better conditions this time of year. we're looking at the upper 60s as we head into saturday. today is no exception, 60s across the board and we have fog to get through first. this will be a factor until 10:00 a.m. in the north bay. down to 1/4 mile visibility. hazy conditions across the peninsula but temperatures in the 60s. 63 today in loss gatos and 62 for gilroy and the warm-up continues into the weekend.
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it's a three-day weekend, 63 degrees on monday. good morning, mike. >> good morning, that three-day weekend might be the reason why an extra light flow of traffic. we'll take you to the maps and show you what we're looking at. san mateo bridges, might be a little slow there. slow 880 into the south bay. we also have slowing through palo alto and the off rampil ti closed. l will be an good option for you. we'll have more news after the break.
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if you live in the south bay, san jose ranks number one in the country in a recent rental pricing report with rent possibly going up 10% this year. that could mean paying an extra thousand or more for the year. antioch has t the cheapest rent. more "today" show after this.
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8:30 now on this friday morning, january the 14th, 2011. to the temperature -- we love having you out here. i'm meredith viera along with willie geist, ann curry and al roker. matt has the morning off.
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just ahead, sprucing up your wardrobe on a discount. stacy london shows us how to take advantage of all the sales right now. the thing that we always wanted to splurge on but couldn't afford. >> it sounds great. also meredith, overcoming the barriers that prevent people from losing weight and keeping it off. we'll get some pointers from oprah's personal trainer bob green. >> and also coming up this morning, we have -- if you're excited about the golden globes, guess what? we have got hot englitodd engli kitchen. and he's dressed up. >> you'll never believe what's in that popcorn. >> and on our special series, have you ever, i wanted to change a light bulb. but this is not just any show. actually my target, the bulb was
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on the top of the new jersey tower of the george washington bridge. >> you really did that? i think that's so brave of you. >> you jumped out of a plane. >> but that's pretty darn remarkable. >> usually the occasion is after 5:00. >> let's do the weather. >> okay, let's do it. don't try to get hoda and kathie lee to do it. we have heavy rain in the pacific northwest, snow in the great lakes, also in new york state, rain in southern texas, then sunday, sunday, a little bit more heavy rain and windy conditions in the pacific northwest, the rain spreads from texas into louisiana, still mild in the southeast, cold here in the northeast, with some lake-effect snow, frigid in the central great lakes we're going to see a pretty nice day today, bay area, after
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we lose the low cloud cover and fog. we do have pretty good fog along the peninsula. this afternoon we'll end up in the 60s. this morning we're already in the mid-50s so it's not one of those days where you'll need the heavy coat but it looks like a warming trend will make things nicer. 66 degrees for tomorrow. 62 on sunday. watch out for the fog until about 10:00 a.m. have a great weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. willie, you know you can check your weather any time of the day or night on for the weather channel on cable or online. up next, making the most out of those post holiday sales, the best items to
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by taking advantage of those amazing post holiday sales. the host of whatnot to wear is here to make the most out of your next shopping pick me up excursion. good morning to you. now that all these sales are going on, there is a strategy? >> there should be a strategy always to a sale. but right now, it's post holiday, you're in january, you spent less money on other people. it's time to pick yourself up a little bit, but do it with a strategy, do it to invest in your wardrobe. i think it's really important that you never buy something just because it's on sale. it's very important that you either buy items that are real investment pieces anyway, that you would buy at a regular price because they're going to work in your wardrobe long-term, or something that's a real splurge, something that you love. i always say if you buy an item, it should satisfy one of two criteria, utility and/or joy. that's how you stop the sales and that's how you shop period.
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and right now you can get such great deals. >> every model i want to point out to the audience that's wearing a lot of items that might be on sale, but we're going to focus just on one. first is the basic pencil skirt. >> yes, now this is the thing. a lot of people kind of don't think about the basics when they go sale shopping. they think they should get the most outrageous, most special, most trendy, whatever. this is from ann taylor, it was originally about $80, it's now on sale for $30. a black pencil skirt is the most basic to have. you can wear this as we dress it for work, you can wear it with a sweater and slacks for the weekend. you can wear it with a sexy -- if you wear it 30 times over the course of a year, it's $1 per wear. >> even if you already have one, it's nice to have another one in your closet. >> it's a great piece , if it's great material, good
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construction, if it doesn't fit perfectly, take some of the extra money that you saved from the actual purchase and put it towards tayloring. >> and it will look like it's specially may for you. >> then it looks even more expensive than something you bought off the sale rack. >> koreen is wearing a coat that you found onsale. >> it's january, people, we have got a lot more cold ahead of us. right now all the fashion industry is talking about spring, we're already talking about spring. but it's cold outside. if you already have your casual parka or your big puffy coat, look for a second coat that you can use in a different way. the tweed coat never goes out of style, this is something you can easily use for work. >> and it works with the patterned pant? >> they're both neutral, you can absolutely wear them together. the coat originally $170 now under $100 and you can wear this on the weekend with jeans. what i love also, i must say these pants are on sale, $30, a
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pair of wool tweed pants, you can't do better. >> it is all about the bag. come on out. >> this is a big thing. women don't splurge on bags. they really always buy the utilitarian bags, the chocolate brown or the black, something that goes with everything. but what's great to do with bags, especially if they're on sale, look a bit trendy, look for a trend that's also coming up. something that's going to continue. fringe bags were big for the past couple of seasons, but they're on sale now, but they're also going to be big for spring. if you look at the fashion stuff, you'll see that '70s is back, you'll see that fringe is around. if you buy a piece like this, you're going to have an investment piece that you can wear with the tweed jacket. the bag was originally $230 now under 10$100.
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>> and if you waited to buy that bag when all the spring stuff comes out, it would cost you so much more money. >> exactly and you'll also be able to wear it in the spring. >> finally let's bring out our cocktail dress. i say this is the basic black, but this is a takeoff of the basic black. >> most people have the go-to cocktail dress. so sale time go outside your comfort zone and get something that is thrown into the mix, a color that's incredibly flattering on you, or a bright print, something you wouldn't normally splurge on. we got this at macy's for $69. >> and it's really lovely. >> this is something that, you know, look, maybe it isn't your basic cocktail dress, but when you can afford it, this is a great splurge that then becomes a real wow dress in your closet. >> let's bring out all the models. again, your advice, the strategy, utility or joy, when you're buying on sale.
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>> utility or joy, and that's my philosophy for shopping period, u especially when you get great clothes at a great price. >> i'll never forget buying a skirt with an i -- i never wore that sucker. stacy thank you, so much for this, ladies thank you so much. you absolutely have taste. next breaking your weight loss barriers to get the life khat you want. we'll talk to [ wheezing breaths ]
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back at 8:43, this morning on take it off today, winning the battle of the bulge once and for all. it's estimated only 20% of
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people who have lost weight are successful at keeping it off. fitness expert and oprah winfrey's personal trainer bob green is out with a new book called "the life you want." he's here with his co-author, ann carney cook. bob, you say we need to get in touch with our emotional side. >> i have studied nutrition and exercise, but soon into my career i discovered it's our emotions and how we manage our life. "the life you want" i wanted to go deeper and give people techniques that help them go through the barriers to success. >> and you have worked with oprah winfrey, who's been very public in they're battle with weight and it's still a battle for her, despite everything she has at her disposal, personal chefs, trainers, nutritionists. if it's a fight for oprah, how do the rest of us get through
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this? >> we identify barriers in our life. and when you look at the top barriers, some may be evident, others aren't. oprah struggles with most of they barriers and she's very public about that. and it is pinned to her emotions. sure, she can prepare the right food, she can have a trainer, but it's really about what jolts you out of your comfort zone and what throws your life out of balance and that's the key. >> dr. ann, you say we have got to keep our life in balance, as bob was saying here, how do we do that? what does that mean exactly? >> i think we live in a world where we're told the more you do, the more you're going to get out of life. but people are talking about being exhausted and fatigued and when you're exhausted and fatigued, your ability to mak good decisions decreases and i think what you see is people begin to make bad decisions about food. >> so how do we do that? how do we prevent ourselves from being exhausted all the time and
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say you know what? i'm going to get out there and go to the gym, i'm going to eat right when you have so much happening in your life? >> you have to take charge of your life. you need to say i'm in charge of this chapter in my life, i need to make sure that i put time aside to exercise, that i take time to buy fresh fruits and vegetables and see this as not something that's being -- many of the people i work with feel this is being selfish, it's not selfish, it's a way to preserve and keep yourself healthy. >> we hear all the time, i don't have time to workout, i have kids and i'm at work all day, but you say you may not need as much time as you think? >> i have been doing this 30 years and i have heard every excuse. it's really about getting at least 20, even better 30 minutes a day. >> how about an aversion to exercise. it's not my thing. >> i don't consider that a choice. we're wired to avoid discomfort and pain, if you're doing an
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exercise right, there's going to hopefully not pain, but a little bit of discomfort. you can expand your tolerance for discomfort and that's what training is all about. >> some people presume they will be happy when they lose weight. that's not always the case, is it? >> what we know from research is that 50% of happiness is determined by genetics, 10% is the circumstances you're in. and 40% is the choices you make each day. so what we have found in our work, and i think this is a great addition to the field is that, yes, you have to watch your calories, yes, you have to exercise, but you also need to have a certain level of contentment in your life. so for instance, we know that half of the people who binge eat are either depress -- you can improve your mood and be happy so that you have the energy to exercise, to eat healthy and change your life. >> it's interesting, bog, it's kind of like we have a chicken
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and egg here. you need to be happy in order to exercise and exercise will make you happy. if you're talking to the audience, what's the first thing they should focus on? >> i think they should take the weight loss -- we talk a lot about psychology. that's the key. and be happy today and you're going to be 1,000 times more likely to wake up and exercise and eat the right foods. >> i also think what bewe're saying here is that many people know the right thing to do but they don't do it. that's why we went into what are the psychological issues that keep you from doing what you know you need to do. >> "the life you want." bob green, ann carney. up next, fun foods you can serve during next sunday's golden globes, but first this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] why choose between delicious
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this morning on "today's" kitchen, back to basics, fun finger foods. hollywood's award season gets into full swing sunday night so naturally you need some a-list snacks to enjoy as you enjoy the golden globes. >> starting with something that's so aromatic.
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>> it brings you back home again. >> popcorn. >> it's not popcorn shrimp, but shrimp and popcorn. >> and how go you make this? >> i have the shrimp in the pan, a little bit of butter. and then we put a little jalapeno to spice it up. obviously the golden globes go on for a couple of hours, so you want to have something you can snack on the whole evening while you're watching the awards. >> salt and pepper. >> we put all this in here. >> you have cheese, you have mint. >> a little bit of cheddar cheese. >> and what's the other one? >> a little bit of mint and parsley. >> and you mix that all together? >> is that cayenne you just put in? >> use your hands. >> yeah, it gets a little messy. >> so the butter from the
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sizzling shrimp goes on there. >> it's buttered popcorn but with a little twist. >> it's a complete dinner. it's packed with protein, carbs, you got your cheese, you got your salad. >> and good for you too. >> let's move on from that. >> that's not all, because -- >> we have a good start -- the movies the popcorn. >> minitenderloin tacos. >> you can bring the popcorn. bring the popcorn. so what i have done is marinaded the tenderloin. and you can start making these here. >> what do you put in first? >> a little black bean, we're going to hold it in there. >> but the key is also to not use too much ingredients? >> less is more. but just enough to -- and a little bit of that, a little bit of the beef tenderloin. >> put that in now? >> yeah. >> and then you've got soy and ginger, and a little bit of says me oil.
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-- sesame oil. >> at your party, you can just lay this out and people can make it on their own. >> that's avocado and i have a little bit of chipolte. if you like it spicy. >> yes, bring it on. >> i have got a little pico degallo. >> you mix it with lime juice. >> and salt and pepper. >> you put it right on the top? >> a little bit of pico de gallo. >> look how pretty that is. >> gorgeous. >> you observe them like on a -- you can serve them like this or you can just leave them out. what else have we got here. >> that's seared tuna and the
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soy with the hot mustard dressing. a little bit of goat cheese fondu and roasted tomatoes. and there's artichoke guacamole. >> so a lot of fun food. this should be a night where you enjoy everything. >> how long does it take to prepare this? >> get in here. >> get in my belly. >> nice tacos for you. you got your fondu. >> the tuna, the protein for you, al? >> so it's a great night, festive night of eating wonderful food and just hanging out with your friends and seeing who's going to win the big awards. >> who cares? >> do you watch the show and do
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this? >> i do. >> do you wear a suit like that when you watch television? >> i always do and i feel like i should be showing you to your table. >> thank you very much. still ahead, al daredevil roker. scales the george washington bridge, just to change one old light bulb. what is he nuts? coming up after your local news.
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good morning, i'm brent cannon checking your forecast. the weekend is looking pretty good. >> looking pretty good. just a little bit of fog to get through for the first part of the day. high pressure in control taking the clouds p and around. bringing our numbers up as we head into saturday.
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right now we have a pretty foggy start in the north bay. down to a quarter mile visibility. in santa rosa, the situation is improving as we get closer to 10:00 a.m. 53 degrees in hayward. turning over to the 60s i the 6 fremont today. n
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the newly restored fine arts opens today in san francisco, $22.1 million face lift that features earthquake reinforcement, new landscaping and entrance on bay street. it was created from the 1515 panama pacific expo.
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so that's why this diet thing is working. but it's weird because my wish for lorenzo came true. [ male announcer ] fiber one 90 calorie bars. hungry no. results yes. back now with more of "today" on a friday morning, the back now this 14th day of january, 2011. we have folks enjoying their long holiday weekend, just a little bit early celebrating dr. dr. martin luther king day on monday. along with msnbc's tamron hall and willie geist. it's like an msnbc family. >> we have invaded. >> we're taking over. we're taking over. >> i almost left you hanging there. matt of course off today and coming up this hour, it's been nearly a week since the tragedy in tucson. >> yeah, al, and we're going to have more on the youngest victim
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of the shooting, 9-year-old christina taylor green was laid to rest on thursday, with thousands of family, friends, community members turning out to mourn this young girl. there's new detailses about jared lee loughner. and congresswoman giffords is showing amazing progress moving her arms and her legs now. we'll have a live report. >> her miraculous recovery, is what the doctors are calling it. it takes your breath away. also some amazing deals on some great homes actually around the country from classic ranch style to the city of music in nashville to a centuries old victorian inn in alabama. we have some great deals under $200,000. and she's going to give us a tour and some of the people have been asking about a stroll that you recently took, a walk on the wild side? >> as it were, yes. the height of a lifetime i would say. in our series, have you ever,
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ann, natalie and i tried something we have never done before. and i scaled the heights over the hudson. it's pretty cool, i must say. >> excellent. right now we want to send it inside for a check of the top stories from ann curry. >> good morning once again, everybody. in the news this morning a glimmer of hope, now nearly a week after the deadly shooting rampage in tucson, arizona. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: ann, good morning. four victims are hospitalized, the congresswoman is in critical condition, this as the first of six funerals was yesterday. they lined the streets of tucson, some had never met 9-year-old christina taylor green, still they wanted to say goodbye, a tragic day, just like the day she was born, september 11, 2001. >> she began her life during a tragedy, 9/11 and her life was
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ended with a tragedy here in arizona. >> reporter: her family paused below a patch work of flags called the ground zero flag, deliver ed from the site of the world trade center. also gabe. >> gabe was my best friend, it's going to be harder for me to get through life on a day-to-day bas basis. >> reporter: and every day, new signs of hope for giffords. >> her eyes are slowly coming open. her husband couldn't believe it. >> reporter: husband mark kelly urged giffords to give the thumbs up. she raiseded her arm. >> reporter: meanwhile police continued to build their case against suspect jared lee loughner, in the desert brush not far from his home, police say thursday they found the bag he carried the day of the shooting. the grocery store where the congresswoman was shot and six
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others killed is expected to reopen tomorrow. exactly one week later, a community trying to return to normal as more victims are laid to rest this weekend. back here at the hospital, the congresswoman is making remarkable strides, all three of the other victims, ann, are in fair condition. >> miguel, thank you. hundreds of abandoned cars still litter the highways in the south where residents of georgia are lashing out at officials for not being better prepared for this week's winter storm. the death toll from those floods and mudslides in brazil is still rising, at least 476 people are now known to have lost their lives, many buried as they slept in their homes. one woman was stranded on the ruins of her home before latching on to a rope and being rescued. survivors used their bare hands, even kitchen utensils to search for missing loved ones as they waited for rescue crews to
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arrive. and in sri lanka, monsoon rains have forced 80,000 people from their homes. at least 23 people have died in the flooding and dozens are missing and this dramatic footage shows an elephant stuck in a tree after water surged. the 3 million seniors and disabled people who get free home health care paid for by medicare may now need to pay for that expense out of pocket. a congressional panel recommended a charge from home visits as parking lot of spending cuts to control federal deficits. and a show of solidarity, when a mike foenl failed for 8-year-old elizabeth shoe who sang the national anthem in new york. ♪ our flag was still there ♪ oh, say can you see >> and like a pro, little elizabeth just kept on belting it out with her nearly 13,000
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backup singers behind her, and guess what, she's already been invited back to sing at another game. that's a good lesson. there is now five minutes past the hour, a check of the weather with al. let's check your weather and see what's happening and you can see we have tropical moisture coming into the pacific northwest, the pineapple express has run through from hawaii right into the northwest and look at the rainfall amounts we're talking about. generally about one to two inches on top of what they have already gotten in the last couple of days and snow will be falling in the mountains of the cascades about 5,000 feet. and we have also got rain in honolulu and parts of the hawaiian islands, the second day in a row where they'll pick up good morning to you. this is a live picture from our sunol cam. what you can see here is the fog, the low clouds, all that were hovering above the valley
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are starting to lift out of the area. we are rapidly heading towards the beautiful day in the bay. as we can see here, high pressure is in firm control taking all of the clouds and the storm track to our north reducing the visibility left over in the north bay. take a look at where the highs are heading, 53 in san jose now, 63 later today. >> this morning on "today's" real estate, what can you get for under 200,000? "today's" real estate contributor and our brick house, barbara corcoran is here with tours of homes across the country. these are some great homes for under $200,000. >> we're going to go to nashville, tennessee, music city, got a three bedroom home priceded at $159,900. >> everybody loves nashville and this is a ranch home that sits way back on a private lot with a big front lawn, if you like to mow. look at all that grass. the house is a brick and stone
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facade, here's a better close-up for you. it's a bit unusual, not to everyone's taste. easy to change those shutters, colors or whatever you want to do with the house. all the rooms inside have beautiful hardwood floors, there's not a room without them. there's a brick fireplace, it's a working fireplace, the house is in great shape, it shows very well. in fact better on the inside than the outside. the dividing wall faces a living room and behind it we just saw that dining room. the kitchen could use a little bit of an update. not much of an update. >> what do you think they should do? >> i think the cabinets should be lightened. it needs new counter tops and a nice colorful back splash and you feel like you're in a brand-new kitchen. otherwise it's fine, leave it alone. there's a nice backyard, and a nice deck. usually people don't like picnicking on grass unless they're in a park. and remember the price,
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$159,900. >> now we're going to go to a three bedroom roam in grand rapids, michigan. >> this is $189,900. this is an all brick two-story craftsman style home. and it was built in 1926. when you go inside, you'll see the entryway is very lovely, it leads to the living room, with the brick fireplace, and a nice brick fireplace, an open staircase, i think we'll see a shot of that in a second. right off that room. that's nice, people love these kind of homes that feed off the staircase. they feel central, they feel comfortable in the house. that house really needs some new slip covers, a little touching up on furniture, that goddess on the dining room table has got to go. i haven't seen a dining room decor like that in a long time. that might even be a cross on the back wall, i'm not sure. but there's a nice spacious dining room. the gold colored wallpaper takes
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away a little bit of the light. there's a kitchen and a breakfast nook with white e's s. there's that lovely little nook, that's useful for anybody with kids. the backyard is grassy, i don't know what else to say, it's grassy, and it's got a wood privacy fence that you can easily see. but you're going to be too busy in the front of the house mowing to worry about the back of the house. >> and a four bedroom that's priced at $193,900. >> that is the best part of omaha city, which is full of parks and walking and biking trails and lots of green spaces for the kids and the dogs. it's a friendly neighborhood and they have lots of events in this neighborhood, like the fourth of july bike parade and just about everybody in town decorates their house in halloween. that doesn't happen in america anymore. but there's a shot of the welcoming front yard, beautifully landscaped, the
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entryway has wood floors. you can really see the dramatic staircase, that goes through two rooms and opens up the inside of that house and has a very nice affect. the open dining room has soars ceilings which makes that room look actually bigger than it actually is. the kitchen has gleaming wood floors and a breakfast bar. there you go, that's a nice kitchen. and it also has a sunny dining area adjacent that you see that chair in the foreground there. there's even a fully finished man cave in the basement. >> you don't see that too much. >> you don't see it that much, and you should see it less. you've got another full kitchen, a lovely bar and plenty of space, you can make that space whatever you want. >> florence, alabama, a 3 bedroom home, at 199$199,900. >> florence is on the banks of
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the mississippi river. this home is 106 years old. it's on the national historic registry. i never met a person in the world that doesn't like a porch, even though people never use them. i think it's in meticulous condition, the doors have period handles, original bannister up that beautiful staircase. >> it's in the national historic registry. >> and that gives you bragging rights, my house is so great, that i can't change it. and that's the problem, you can't change it. so it depends on how you look at it. there's a great shot of not the living room, but the den, a charming fireplace off to the left. lots of light, high ceilings, this is an old house that you don't really have to do much. you would swear that kitchen is not 100 years old. and you would be right. the last thing you want to do is not change the kitchen when you have an old house.
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one of new york's iconic landmarks, the george washington bridge. they call it the george or just the gwb. the george washington bridge, the busiest bridge in the world. >> chopper 880. >> let's go over to the george washington bridge, delays about 40 minutes all the way around. >> from a distance, it's -- support millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of travelers every day. the bridge's sparkling lights have always been a beacon that says i'm almost home. >> what the heck, when they said what would you love to do, what would your dream be? i didn't hesitate for a minute, i knew exactly what i wanted to do. so here's the deal, i have always wanted to change one of the light bulbs here on the george washington bridge. i understand you are the guys to help he do it. >> there's good news and bad news. we love having you here, we have
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a great sunny day. but of course it's so cold, you picked this time of the year, elevators are frozen up. >> how do you get up? >> we go up the ladder and walk up the cable. >> wow. wow. oh, look at the time. i was now in the hands of the gwb electrical shop. the original shock jocks. >> anything need to be tighter? anything feel loose. >> it could be a little tighter. this could be stephanie abrams' best day ever. the worst part was climbing up the ladder to get on the cable because you're looking straight between the wrungs and the deck of the bridge is shaking. people don't realize it moves. i was petrified. but at least the cables we would be walking on were pretty wide and by wide, i mean not at all. that cable is three feet in diameter, so you've got about 18
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inches of nonrounded cable. i thought, are your nuts? 600 feet was feeling almost doable. and then there it was, the dreaded hill. ♪ >> the last five sections, you're going uphill pretty good and you just want to get to the end. your legs are burning, you just want to get to the end. what a view, what a workout, what a view. wow, unbelievable. >> you need to do this six more times.
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>> they take real pride in what they do in maintaining the world's busiest bridge. and making sure it's safe. my hat's off to these guys, they do an amazing job. and speaking of jobs, i still had one more to do. >> i brought a bulb. >> that's good for at home. but on the bridge, we do everything big. >> now that's a bulb. >> that's a bulb, 620 watts. >> now i can say we bring good things to life. sorry. >> what do you say? do you want to go down now? we do have an elevator we can take? >> are you serious? very, very, very few people who
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don't work on the george washington bridge get to walk that cable. i did. i climbed you! i climbed you! in your face! i changed your bulb. i climbed your cable. i own the george washington bridge. i'm king of the bridge. well, the george washington bridge is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and i want to thank the entire team for keeping the bridge safe all these years, for helping me make my dream come true. and in particular, bob, ken, and big chris. and a big shoutout to jennifer long who was the producer who was deathly afraid of heights and actually was up there. >> and there are some things you should warn her about, you should never try that in heels. >> no. >> or in a skirt.
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it actually wasn't slippery. the hardest part is getting up the ladder. once you're on the cable, it's fine. >> but there's a point of no return. you've got to finish it? >> i thought what happens if i just freak out a little bit. >> you didn't and it was awesome. >> your dream was to change a light bulb on the george washington bridge. i'm concerned about what your other dreams might be. >> i have something that i have every tried that i will be doing soon. i can tell you it's not strip poker. >> no. but it's an unusual thing. you'll be surprised and that's going to be next week. still ahead, keeping your depressed mood out of your wardrobe. we're going to add some sizzle. but first these messages. not that she'll describe it that way to her book club.
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good morning to you. it is 9:26, i'm laura garcia-cannon. time to check the forecast with christina. >> the weekend is upon us and everybody wants to know what the weather is going to be like. high pressure will keep things nice. little on the soggy side in the north bay but the situation will improve dramatically, really fast improvement. 53 degrees in san jose right now. we'll turn over to 63 degrees later on today. right around noon when you take your lunch break, that's when temperatures will climb towards the 60 degree mark. when you head home from work, 67 up in napa.
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69 in fairfield. let's find out about your traffic now with mike inouye. >> good morning, taking you out to a slow commute. getting me choked up. westbound highway 4 still slow. however, if you jump on the freeway in the eastbound direction you cannot use the road because there's construction. it should clear up soon but that will be near the 10:00 hour. still slow through that portion. walnut creek, no issues and light commute coming up through downtown oakland, easy down the east shore freeway, the bay bridge toll plaza lights are on because it's a little cloudy there.
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local banks to step up and prove they are part of the community by helping repay school debt and by forgiving mortgage debts owed by teachers. they argue teachers are threatened with layoffs every spring which makes keeping up with the mortgage nerve-wracking and difficult. >> work with the state to forgive the debt that oakland school district owes to work on progressive taxation so we're not -- the people on the streets not the ones paying all the bills and to stop the foreclosures. >> the teachers association says they are hoping with the new governor in office education will become a priority in the state. i'll have another local news update in half hour. "today" show back in less than a minute. have a great morning. we were the first to ban smoking on airplanes. the first to have smoke-free bars and restaurants. all while saving over $86 billion in health care costs... and over a million lives. we've done a good job. but even if you were born today,
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>> yes. >> who's not going? >> i'm not going, so i should -- can i not come in? >> don't forget, you can catch all your favorite stars live on the golden globe awards this sunday night at 8:00 eastern, 5:00 pacific here on nbc. ricky gervais hosting. the preview begins at 7:00 with natalie and billy bush. >> may i say also, mr. gervais is so incredibly talented. >> he is hilarious. >> i think it's going to be a really good shoot. >> he wants this to be the last year. he wants to stir up the room so much that he's not invited back. >> coming up, we're heating up your winter wardrobe by adding a splash of color or a touch of sparkle to lighten up your wardrobe.
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>> so we're going to show you some things that don't cost a lot of money. >> we're going to talk about the detox diet, how they're all the rage and the do's and don'ts and how they work. let's look at how revenge looks, a preview of what's ahead on weekend "today." >> all right, we have a reality check for "american idol." the new season gets underway, and we have the inside scoop from a judge and a former winner. also agreeing older and getting better. what life after 40 means for women and how to avoid the common mistakes that come with middle age. jenna, go for it. >> al's office is right next door to mine. so i may not have to do it here. >> we're as we speak, i have nowhere else to go.
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we're going to take a look at the d-word, divorce and buy it's being embraced by some of the biggest names on the internet. and we're talking about the glitz, the glamour and the golden globes, who will win? who may go home empty handed and of course what will they wear? we're going to have more of this star studded event here on weekend "today." >> how about a check of the weather? >> all right, let's look at your weekend, show you what's going to be happening for saturday we have snow showers in the eastern great lakes, sunny and mild down to the southeast. also in southern california, looking at more heavy rain on the pacific northwest. and on sunday, the heavy rain continues in the pacific northwest, with mountain snows there, frigid through the fwlaix and the plains, showers and thunderstorms from eastern texas right on into louisiana. good morning to you, bay
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get lunesta for a $0 co-pay at sleep well, on the wings of lunesta. this morning on "today's" style, a winter wardrobe revival. just because the weather is gloomy, doesn't mean your wardrobe has to be. all it takes is a little sparkle or pattern that take your winter style. i love this because it's around the time of the year, this time of year when you start to look in your closet and you're just not inspired. >> and we still have three more months of this. we're not even halfway through it seems. so it's really about just incorporating some easy, fun elements to try to perk it up. >> easy, affordable and fun. >> and just because it's drab outside, it doesn't mean your
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clothes need to be drab too. >> and our first model is sparkling. >> really for day, you want to incorporate it maybe into a sweater rather than the skirt or pants which is definitely more for evening wear. and you don't need a lot of sequins to have a lot of impact. >> it doesn't look holiday. if there's too much sparkle, it looks holiday. >> this is a great price, $70 from express. >> and her shoes? >> her shoes are actually michael corps. they're less than $100 and for a more modern look, you can combine these two tights. >> kate, you're rocking, you're looking good. what's the difference between sparkle and shine? >> shine is more about the texture of the fabric, we're talking about shimmery silks or fabrics. what you want to do with shiny fabrics is gravitate to earth
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tones. >> jenna by the way is our model and she's enjoying this outfit. just working it out. >> it's a tunic so it's very comfortable and silk provides a lot of warmth without a lot of layers. you can contrast with nice textures so like we have here, a faux fur vest for $70. >> what about her necklace? i love that. >> that's a great necklace, left side from express, i think it's around $70 and when you're wearing something that shines like that, then you can really have fun with the baubles and the metallics. >> next you recommend playing with prints. print can be intimidating. >> prints can be intimidating so the key is to keep it localized. we have it here on her shoes. you could do a belt, you could do a scarf, we really like
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classic leopard prints and this is also a look you could pair with tights. these are $91. this is a nice look because you can still wear this to work and out for a cocktail afterwards. >> when you're wearing animal prints, don't go for a lot of other colors or textures. >> you say it's about embrace bright. what makes you feel good around this time of year when everything is gray or black, this is a great look. for winter, you really want to stick more with jewel tones like we have here, these are both from j. crew, a spun orange skirt that you could probably even carry well into the summer. and what's nice too is that if you're looking to buy color, stick with one brand because those people, the buyers have already merchandised and there's no risk of clashing. >> you can wear that with a white skirt in spring and get
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more use out of it. you went neutral with the shoes and bag. >> one color should be a little bit darker than the other. and plums are more neutral. >> that looks amazing with her complex. >> patricia is our model, come on us. >> metallics like sequins you don't need a lot to have high impact. this really reflects light. it's sort of subtly woven into the top. and it has a lot of neutral interests. >> and you can put jeans on with that top, boom. >> very nice, we're going to bring out all of our models, that's great. >> you can spruce up your winter wardrobe, looking good, ladies, thank you so much. >> we really appreciate it. and coming up next, detox diets. are any of them really safe? we're toingoe tg oka aker e ssmees. for those of us who have lactose intolerance,
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. this morning on take it off today, detox diets have become a popular trend to jump-start a weight loss plan but it can also have health consequences if taken to the extreme. madeleine, good morning. before we get to the dos of detoxing, you really think that there's an extreme edge that can
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be unhelpful? >> extremes in anything are going to be a problem. detox dieting can be a very good thing. what you want to avoid are things that are extended fasts, more than 24 hours, you know, low calorie juice fasts, things that are cleansers like colon aches, these are things that can have some health consequences, so when you think of detox, you want to think of the good way to do it and not the extreme way. >> this is a good way to get rid of all the sins that we eat, the fats, the salts, the alcohols that enter our body. what is the right way to detox yourself. >> the things you want to get rid of is extra sugar, fat, salt, caffeine and alcohol. so you can get rid of most of those things simply by not having any packaged or prepared foods. let's talk about fresh food. and by that it can also be fresh frozen. produce is a great things,
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fruits and vegetables but it can be really pricey. look for fresh and frozen varieties. when you get rid of packaged foods, you're also going to get rid of a lot of additives and preservati preservatives. >> a lot of people during this time will not want to for a few days, maybe not eat meat and go for, what i assume is protein. so you say there's some good plant proteins. what are they? from p fr fr protein is important. you can have poultry and fish. but the best thing is to switch to plant proteins that are just as compete a protein source, some people think that's not as good for you, things like soy, things like beans that are easy to prepare and they're available. these are things that are easy on your digestive track. >> we thought those were not
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complete proteins. >> it's something that when you look into putting all these amino acids, when you mix them together, something like rice and beans, together they make a complete protein, but during the day, if you have rice and if you have beans, you don't have to worry about mixing and matching. so any amount of plant protein is going to be excellent. >> also when it comes to this, you need to really drink a lot of liquids because obviously you're going to be changing your system. what are the do's and don'ts of that? what should you be drinking? no alcohol, for example. >> you want to cut out alcohol and caffeine. it doesn't mean forever, you want to cut this out to ground zero your system. you want to drink a lot of water, that's going to help to flush, dilute things and get them out of your system. they can re-enter later on but you don't want to spend a bunch of calories on juices, think
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about water that you can put a little splash of lime in or even some juice. keep that fluid up. half of your body weight in water per day. >> so you're really flushing a lot of things out. what happens when you do all of this, it would seem that you're going to feel a lot lighter? >> you're going to feel a lot less bloated. when that salt is gone, you're going to feel just a sense of well-being, you'll be less bloated, you're actually going to sleep better. so this is all going to tie into a 24-hour cycle, it's not just about the food. >> and exercise, how important is exercise during this process? >> exercise is really important, because you want to rid your body of things you don't need. exercise is a great metabolic stimulus to get your body moving. but it's important for a little brain detox to do things that are going to be stress relievers, like yoga or tai chi and things that are meditative
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we want to remind you of our programming this sunday, all your favorite stars live on the red carpet for the golden globe awards, that's at 8:00 eastern 5:00 pacific. the preview show begins at 7:00. >> if you miss that, you should tune in on monday, because monday on our special 9:00 hour of "today" we're going to have al and natalie hosting the after party. >> i know a lot of people want to see michael douglas, a great come back for him. >> it is a great come back for him. i tell you what, collin firth i
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think he should have won last year for a kisingle man. >> look at the fashions. >> so we're going to have some fun and speaking of fashions, coming up, we'll be talking about some instant makeovers. >> that's right. >> plus a real housewife of atlanta. >> curtis stone in the house. >> talk about cute. >> come on, man, come on. >> i like curtis and that's as far as it goes. >> after your local news. >> and weather.
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i wanted to do something bigger than myself. that 3-day gave me that opportunity. and i can actually do something to help. i think it's a very bold thing to do. 60 miles in 3 days-- i can do that. i'm sure if it was 100 miles, we'd still walk it. it was a big statement for me of... (voice breaks) i'm alive. we can do this. we can do this. we can rid the world of this terrible disease... so that no mother... granddaughter... sister... daughter... mother... go through what my wife had to go through. this is more than just three days. this is a lifetime. (man) register today for the... and receive $25 off your registration fee. because everyone deserves a lifetime. good morning to you, it is 9:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's check the forecast. >> a foggy start but high
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pressure will make way to a beautiful afternoon. all of the cloud cover on the storm track is taken way to our north riding over that big amplifying ridge of high pressure. right now we're in the 50s. 50 in novato. santa rosa and cities in the north bay will see temperatures close to 70 degrees. 67 for fairfield. milder in the south bay, 63 degrees. any problems on roadways, mike? >> we had slick roadway s folks have been behaving nicely. we have a slowdown eastbound coming out of pittsburg bay point. that will have construction closing the on-ramp to east highway 4 to 11:30. that's been extended a short time. keep that in mind for the next hour and a half. we'll get a live look out there and check the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights have been turned
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off because of a light volume of turn. they are waiting for a $2 break. don't do that. it's not safe. south of here, san mateo bridge, no one hanging out or waiting. no problems to the peninsula. the fog breaking up and cloud cover around the bridge. that's good news. vandals are pulling the plug on at&t service, one neighborhood at a time in the east bay. vandals have targeted dozens of junctions boxes since november and repair costs are mounting. junction boxes are used to high electrical wires. at&t says it affects hundreds of people in contra costa county. >> what happens if there was an emergency call? this person could be taking away someone's ability to call for help. >> at&t will add more security features to junction boxes but damage to the customer base may already be done. someone who lost internet are
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reconsidering their bundled service. we'll have an update in about half an hour. see you then.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1-a in rock fefeller pla. >> hey, everybody. kathie lee is spending timen the sun enjoying herself, but thanks to the guest co-host, the famed chef curtis stone it's pretty hot in here. we like to spell hot h-a-w-t. >> hot? >> hot. >> i like it. >> curtis has been extremely busy. hey, bobby. the guy just stepped off a plane
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all the way from l.a. >> i did. >> just to be with us. >> how could i resist a morning with you? >> you have a new show coming up. what is it? >> "america's next great restaurant." there are four of us who are the investors in the restaurant which is why we are all so nervous about it working. we basically go out and find someone with a great idea for a restaurant. we find ten people and by the end of the show we figure out who has the best and we open three restaurants with them. >> oh, it's already over, shot, done? >> we have shot everything except the finale. we haven't made the big decision but we made the little ones. >> let's listen. >> saucy balls? it will specialize in the ultimate comfort food, meatballs and macaroni. >> what did you make today? >> grandma's meatballs. >> i love the ricotta cheese and
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the textures of the meat balls. >> i can't believe i'm going to say this, but i love your balls. >> you're disgusting. you need kathie lee next to you. >> we had the most ridiculous ideas for restaurants. one guy pitched a redneck restaurant where they could eat food and have a bare-knuckle fight. another guy with a gun shop and restaurant under the same roof. then we had brilliant ones where the investors looked at each other like, why didn't we think of this? it's an interesting show which premieres march 16 on nbc. >> we look forward to it. you're just back from a visit with oprah. oprah sent her audience members to australia. that must have been a blast. look at you dancing with the big o. >> it was fun. it was fun when it finally happened. we ended up plthrowing a big beh bash. we had a hundred people on an island with nothing. no running water, nothing. two tons of ice, beautiful
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aussie seafood. it was fun, but stressful putting it together. >> was it? we'll take a bit of the edge off today. >> okay. >> we have a little beverage. what is this? >> i was nervous coming on the show today. >> why? >> i thought i might get a loose dependency on chardonnay, but we're drinking beer. >> this is called tactical nuclear penguin beer brew dog. 32% alcohol. >> what? >> how much is normal beer? >> 4.5%. >> 6%. >> look how the guys know. >> whoa! sip it. >> ooh. oh, my god. >> it's like tequila. >> yes, that is. do you like it? feel good now? >> oh, yeah! >> there is a picture today that we saw that was so nasty. it was on a new york city subway. if you have ridden the subway, this stuff doesn't happen often
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but every now and then it does. check it out. a rat is running around. there is a sleeping man. uh-oh. uh-oh. ooh. >> oh! what is that? >> that's a rat running up and down one of the trains. >> freaking out. >> ooh! >> o yuck! >> that's where nightmares come from. >> we don't have those in l.a. we don't. >> can i tell you something funny about rats? >> we don't have rats and we don't have the subways either. >> tell me about the rats. >> so if you go and you're standing on the subway platform -- because when i first moved to new york i was waiting for the subway, standing on the edge. you see big rats running into -- >> ew. >> nobody blinks. i freaked because i was new. after a while, you just see it. i don't know if that's true. what do you think? is the video true? >> i'm a big tough guy, too. if i saw a rat i would probably freak out a little bit and get
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out of its way. these people are just -- >> lifting their legs. that makes me wonder. when it ran through the middle, they say it was at 2:00 a.m. and everybody was out of it. i don't know. >> maybe it was a hamster. >> no, no. that's a rat. nasty. >> trained. >> we're going to counteract that disgusting video with a sweet piece of video. a little girl is 8 years old. imagine this. you're asked to sing the national anthem. in norfolk, virginia, she starts to sing. but in the middle of her song, the mike cuts out dead. watch what happens after. >> okay. ♪ the bombs bursting in air ♪ gave proof -- [ mike cuts out ] >> oh! >> wait, wait. [ audience singing ]
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♪ oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave ♪ ♪ o'er the land of the free ♪ and the home of the brave [ cheers and applause ] >> you know what? that's perfect. like that is absolutely -- >> that is why i love america. if that was in australia everybody would be like -- but here in america, everybody joins in. i love it. >> they would not have done that. >> that's the cull temperature. >> -- culture. >> a lot of people ask a question every time curtis is on. >> what's that? >> the question is, "is he dating someone"? you're on the man panel. single guy always dating around. >> dating around? >> that's what we heard. you have a lady in your life.
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>> i do. >> some people may know her. her name is lindsay price. you may know her from "lipstick jungle." how did you meet? >> we got set up. a mutual friend said we should hang out. we gave it a shot. my first blind date. >> what happened? >> well, i mean -- i'll tell you about another date. the first time we were in new york together. she said, i want you to meet a couple of my friends. she co-starred in "lipstick jungle" with brooke shields. i'm not a fancy person. i'm a cook. i don't get to hang out with fancy people. i went to a restaurant and it was her, brooke, another friend of theirs and, you know, i thought, oh, first time with big celebrities. i ordered a nice bottle of wine and we had a big extra gant incide -- extravagant dinner. i offered to pay with my credit card. it declined. >> oh! >> yeah.
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don't laugh. it's happened to you at some point. >> what did you do? >> as it happened i thought, i had just got back from the trip. i saw the waiter walking back over. >> oh, no. >> she comes over and i said -- i give her a new one. bright red. we were at the tavern and they have -- >> i know where you were. >> i was sweaty and nervous. i gave her another credit card. that declined as well. >> forget it. time to give up. >> she's still my girlfriend. i have been with her a year. lindsay, i love you, baby. >> you love her? are you getting married? what's the story. >> you have a guy in your life, too, don't you, hoda? >> anyway, time to do a segment we love. >> she's still nervous. doesn't want to talk about it. >> i am. he's adorable though. we want to bring in our girl, bobbie thomas. step on up. how are you? >> this is just for you, my
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it's that time of the week when we bring you the results of today "today's" plaza "ambush makeovers." >> not even the freezing temperatures can keep these two from trolling through the plaza to find those perfect pair of ladies. >> trolling is such a not a good word. >> they found "today" contributor and stylest to the stars. ♪ louis licari la-la-la-la-la ♪ >> do it again. ♪ louis licari la-la-la-la-la >> and "us weekly" contributor and author, jill martin. kids, it was ice cold. hats on. how did you know who to pick? >> well, we had asked people to remove their hat. one lady was a fan since the show began, since "ambush" began. we had another lady who is from the midwest, wisconsin. twos easy. >> amazing people are standing outside in this freezing weather coming for a makeover. >> let's start off with miss rene kotillo.
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from collegeville, pennsylvania. 53 years old. she and her husband have been together 25 years. they have a daughter together. she absolutely loves this segment, so much so she came to the city for one reason and that's to get ambushed. let's listen. >> all right, they've been standing outside in 18-degree weather since 6:00 a.m. and look at this sign. there's a rainbow in me somewhere. i just love that. tell me why you want this so badly. >> just look at this. i've seen your work and it's fabulous. so you can help me find my rainbow. >> i know you want this for your wife. >> absolutely. she's a beautiful woman inside and you're going to make her outside a hot woman. >> are you ready to look hot for your husband? >> i am. he needs a new woman! >> i like them. lewis, keep your blindfold on until i give you the green light. >> how are you feeling, lewis? >> he's a little nervous. >> here's the before picture of rene.
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come on out, rene. let's see the new you. >> whoa! >> lewis, take off your blindfold. >> wait, hold on. hold on a second. rene's got to see herself. you ready? turn around, take a look. put your glasses on. >> oh, my god. are you okay? come here. come on. come on. >> i was expecting a lot because it's the best of the best but this is really nice. >> tell us what you did to the hair. we love that. >> first of all i made her hair deeper which of course works better with her skin color. then lena gave her the -- cut of her hair was so fine and so long by giving her this great looking bob it made her hair look twice as thick. she has this beautiful eyes that
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she's showcased. she's beautiful. >> are you dying? you're busting. she is totally busting. jill, the outfit is hot. >> let's just do a pan of this body. she only wears pants and no tight clothing. i went the other way with this dress from ann taylor. >> that's a hot dress. >> the jewelry from h & m. >> rene, why don't you and your husband head that way. next up, who do we have? >> next up, bonnie, 67 from fairfield, wisconsin. she's never colored her hair before because she thought it wouldn't look any good but she was completely at ease when she knew she had the master in hand, louis. >> let's listen. >> all right, we have a very shocked mother and daughter here because i know you didn't expect this but i know you're excited. tell me why you want this for your mom. >> we're very excited. i want this for my mom because she never takes the time for herself and she never wears makeup and i think it will be really exciting and a new look
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for her. >> i cannot believe you're 67 years old. you look fabulous. i know you're single. what do you hope to look like to find your new man? >> oh, just a new look. something exciting. >> i think we can do that. louis and i are on it. are you ready to go? >> i'm ready. >> woo! she's got her daughter and mother-in-law right here. you guys keep your blindfolds on, okay? until it is time. you ready? here's bonnie before. all right, bonnie. let's see the new you. >> give us a look. yes, please! >> bonnie, you're going to die. you guys ready? take off your blindfolds. >> bonnie, are you busting? is it time to look? >> it is time to look. >> turn right around. >> unbelievable. >> you look hot. >> hot mama. >> that hair is hot.
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>> that is -- this is her natural color. maybe a little pushed up. right? >> well probably a few years earlier. >> yes. exactly. she was always frightened. she never colored her hair because people are afraid once they start, they can't stop. if you never color it again, this will fade and blend away. it is a perfect color for you and brings your skin color right out. again lena gave her this great -- she had a very long back, she brought it up, made the layers so she could wear it either curly or straight. girls, what do you guys think? >> wow. >> jill, this leather -- hello! >> hello, wisconsin. no one is going to recognize her. we wanted to give her something she can actually wear. this leather jacket is from talbot's, mix and match with jeans. great pencil skill from talbot's. boots from payless. everything can be used with things you already have in your closet. n alaex wus oft next we'll head over to the
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i love that song. it is time for "3-2-1 live with sara haines" who's live at the digital cafe. sara, what do you have out there? >> first, i'm standing with a girl named sara haines, exact same spelling. from pennsylvania. she has a question about meat pie. >> okay, curtis.
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i have family who lives in australia and the meat pies over there are amazing. when are you going to open up a shop over here in the states? >> that's a good idea. right? in australia we have meat pie surrounded by pastry. you treat them a bit like a hot dog, you walk and grab them, a quick snack. they're good. >> it's not like a pot pie? >> one day. no, not like a pot pie. stand-alone. >> next up, kevin and cheryl from florida. they have a question about favorite memory. >> okay, what's your favorite memory of the show? >> mine is right this minute. just right now with curtis. i mean honestly though, this is one of those shows that sometimes you have to pinch yourself to remind yourself that you're actually on a show with such history. with brokaw and the whole gang and all those guys. it really is when i saw that video of you guys, i was just so humbled to be sitting in studio
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1a. >> good answer. i love that curtis was your highlight. next up we've got matt and amanda from kansas city. matt has a question about long distance relationships. >> hi, curtis. me and my wife are going to be apart for about six weeks. do you have any tips to make the most of a long distance relationship? >> be very careful. >> i've got quite a few but you don't want to listen to any of them because none of my long-term relationships have of really worked out. you know, do what i didn't do, and that is, stay in touch every day. make sure you speak in the morning, and in the evening and it is up to you no matter what people say, mate, about relationships are equal, you have to do it. >> that's good advice. you're very grown up and mature. one more. i i guesess we don't. 't sara,hank you. all right, still to come, we have oprah's trainer bob green telling us how to rewire our brains righafthtet isr . t
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60s. let's find out how the roads are doing. >> christina, it's friday, so a light volume of traffic after 10:00. we had an easy drive then suddenly an accident southbound 880. you'll find slowing there. the castro valley looks slow but it is moving smoothly. the accident northbound 101 shows a littlehongtas that incident but san mateo is pretty good. more news after the break.
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"time" magazine's 2010 man of the year, mark zuckerberg has new digs. he is upgrading to a five bed bedroom, 3800 square foot. zuckerberg spends about 16 hours a day at home and moved seven blocks to a place slightly larger to the last and closer to facebook headquarters. if you're interested in the neighborhood, his old place is available for rent for under $8,000 a month. not many of us can afford his rent, even more affordable rent is going on throughout the bay area, especially in san jose. san jose ranked number one in the country with rents possibly going up almost 10% this year. that could mean paying an extra $1,000 more for the year. antioch has the cheapest rent in the bay area. other spots are in san francisco and palo alto.
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the "today" show will continue next. we'll see you bright and early on monday morning starting at 5:00 a.m. have a great day and a great weekend. we're back on this friday with more of "today." two great men beside me,curtis kathie lee today and oprah's personal trainer, bob green. >> as a chef it is always hard to keep the fat, sugar and salt out of your recipes but if you're battling the bulge, you have to watch your intake. >> "the life you want," bob green is here to tell us how to rewire your brain. welcome. i know for most of us it is up here.
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i'm not eating the twinkie because i'm crazy so much about the trinkwinkie, i always feel there's something else going on. >> i have the best life diet, i feel that's one of the best out there certainly. but if you restrict calories in a logical way and move you'll be successful. the key is why don't we do those things. >> everyone knows you with oprah obviously. we know she's struggled with her weight up and down like a lot of us over the years. what's the issue do you think? >> she came on the show, i did a show 1 1/2 years ago. she had a health issue that knocked her off the wagon. she also struggles with balancing her life. she launched a new network. her final 25th year. so that's what she's saying and part of it is an excuse and she'll be the first to admit that. but there is a balance what's important to me. that's what everyone has to ask. >> these are practical take-away things that we can do tomorrow that can change the way we're living. you start off with fat. fat in milk we get a lot of it. >> the truth is, it is about
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rewiring how you think. any time you take your favorite food and notch it down with respect to fat, sugar, or sodium, it's a little jolt. you got to get used to it. but milk is a great example. i grew up -- you guys are too young for this but i grew up in a time that whole milk is the only -- that's the only option. then 2% came along, it wasn't an adjustment. 1%, i had no problem with that. i always had trouble with skim. smart balance is a great product. this is skim milk and they add an omega-3 and it has a creamy, rich taste like it is 2%. >> butter is another one. >> this is bread and butter. obviously an empty calorie is a white bread so go forwards whole grain, get used to that crunchy, grain, train your taste to that. this is best life buttery spread, no partial hydrogenated oil. that's what you want to stay away from. >> this is my achilles heel, i love french fries. these look like a poor
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substitute for fries but they are veggies that are cooked up. >> even potatoes can be used and woven in. it is less about that. these are root vegetables so you would actually enjoy these. i see your face. you would enjoy them more than you think. a great tip is to use vinegar, either white or balsamic. that cuts the glycemic effect ever foods. these are one-fifth the calories. only 144 calories as opposed to 650 with regular fries. spike it up, use vinegar. >> don't fry. make sure you oven-roast. >> shaes mathat's smart. sodium's a big problem for a lot of us. >> chips? just look for the ones that are either unsalted or lightly salted and to spice that up, that's going to jolt you if you're used to the full sodium one. spice it up with salsa. it is a great way to compensate for that. >> every time you look on a can of soup, just pack full of sodium. >> sthey sure are.
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make your own. >> even the low sodium soups are 400 or 500. still too much. this is a fraction. it is under 150 milligrams in this soup but the key is, it is butter nut squash. it has that texture, even a potato soup compensates. >> something that feels heartier. people drink sodas all the time. what do we have here? >> number one source of empty calories is beverages. it is not needed. go towards a water. that's tough for most people. you need to get those eight glasses in. use a seltzer or sparkling water and add fruit juice. this is a cranberry. you can also use mango, grapefruit juice. >> just drink water. it's not that hard. >> i say the same thing but that's a good balance to start getting used to that. >> for the sweet, grab dark chocolate. >> hershey's has tasting squares. three of them, a great treat, about 150 calories. >> bob, good luck with your
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book. thanks for coming up, how to keep your kids busy when it is cold outside. we've got the new "real housewives of atlantic city," with seven secrets that we are going to talk to her about. 3q
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[ sneezes ] ♪ [ coughs ] [ female announcer ] go to for more fun ways to share. kleenex tissues. softness worth sharing. if the cold weather has your kids all cooped up and you're sick and tired of ripping the remote out of their hands, we have some solutions to help you guys from climbing the walls. >> christine is "parenting" magazine's senior editor and she's come to play. >> we heard that it snowed in 49 states yesterday. we're all suffering from the cold. our kids are shut in. we're locked in. help us out here. how can we help our kids out? >> these amazing fairy houses are made entirely from natural materials.
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these are all things you could go in your backyard, a locale park, a woods, the beach and find all of these -- >> where do fairies live? >> they could take a bath in the seashell, climb the ladder. they're beautiful and you can get instructions for them in this "fairy houses and beyond" book. on our app. we have many more of these beautiful houses. they're gorgeous. >> look at these two hot kids. we have charlie and brady reese, the children of one of our producers here. i don't know what they're doing but i know i like it. >> this is a classic craft but it is really easy. a bird feeder. we're using ice cream cones which are super easy. you can also get pine cones from the backyard if you want to. smear peanut butter on there, roll in bird seed. get some twine. tie them up, stick them on the branches, leave them near a window. kids can watch the birds come. >> are you having fun? is this good fun, buddy, when it
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is snowing outside? >> kids love to do this. it is really easy. >> we used to play let's wash the dog. we used to play let's polish your shoes. we used to play all those games. >> this is a clever, smart adorable idea. ice jewels kind of. >> exactly. use up things you have around the house if you have extra tinsel lying around from christmas. who doesn't. or little beads. you could even go if your backyard and find some natural things to put in there. you can use regular cookie molds or we've actually used baby bottle caps. >> it is actually ice. >> go outside on a day like today, hang them up, decorate your neighbor's tree, your front door, beautiful and quick and easy to do. >> so smart. in the front here we have mr. michael leone, the son of michelle leone, one of our producers. these bendable sticks are such fun. tell us about those. >> bend-a-roos.
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this set michael is playing with is great because it provides storage for all the pieces. >> smart. >> they don't go all over the place. they don't make a mess, they're not sticky, they don't mar your furniture at all. parents love them for that reason and kids can make a lot of different things with them. something like this would obviously take a long time. >> that is fantastic. >> that was made out of this? >> it's decorating but something like this would take 1,000 of those sticks. this would keep kids busy for a long time. >> that's for the octomom. >> this is a great game for moms and their kids. make and break challenge. you're supposed to make different shapes that they show you on the cards but the trick is you have to use tongs and you're being timed. it is great for parents and kids, a bunch of friends get together and try to beat each other to the challenge. it really keeps them busy. >> that's only $39. it is worth that kind of investment. >> yep. it is good quality. wood. >> in the front we have rudy and
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kayla. >> they're playing hide and eat which is a great game to sneak a little learning in. they won't suspect it. it is great game for learning math which numbers are higher and lower in relation to other numbers. some of the cards have a little mouse picture on them. when those turn over you have to be the first one to grab that cute little mouse. it is a challenging game, kids can spend a lot of time on that and really have fun and learn a little bit. >> to the end, we have coins. >> for kids who are a little older and like to learn new things and show off a little bit, melissa and doug has this magician's apprentice coin trick kit. it is excellent, excellent quality and it has 17 different tricks in there. it really will keep kids busy for a long time. >> thank you. all great ideas, inexpensive, good way to keep your kids busy. > g>> ,et g ready. atlanta girl housewife mimi is in the house.
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early in the third season of "the real housewives of atlanta," nene was put through the ringer coping with her son's arrest, marriage on the rocks and nasty spats with someone named kim. >> as a real boy, i don't really watch those kind of shows. >> yeah, right. >> but nene's here, she snagged a couple of new exciting jobs. one being "celebrity apprentice" which i'm excited to share a few secrets on because i've been on myself. how are you? >> doing good. looking good. looking good. >> nene, just yesterday they announced i'm going to host top she chef masters for the third season. now we're in the same family. >> welcome to my family. >> i love when i look at the people you are competing against -- latoya jackson, star jones, lisa rinna, gary busey, david cassidy. who is the biggest pain in the neck of the group? >> star jones. >> why? >> i feel.
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just the whole sneaky, just back-stabbing, forming alliances. you know, all of that. >> but she looks so good. she lost all that weight. she feels good, she's a new woman. >> really? that doesn't mean she has a new brain. >> doesn't mean what? >> she has a new brain. she may have a new body but she doesn't have a new brain. you still made the same. >> sound like a fun season of "celebrity apprentice." >> i think so. >> you're fiercely competitive. >> i'm not competitive. i actually wear my heart on my sleeve. i'm not competitive at all but i try to do the best that i can. >> can we just get back to the "real housewives" -- >> by the way, how many versions did you watch on the plane? >> what's kim like? i know you strangled her that one time. >> i never strangled her, but i will if i need to. she likes to make me people that i strike at her because she likes to play the victim but she has a big mouth.
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i don't think you can get you a up in people's faces and say all kind of nasty things and don't expect anything. always say you a victim. >> she laid her hands on you first, right? >> well, she touched me, then you know -- kim touched me. >> well, but she's a famous singer. >> oh, really. >> that's what i've heard. let's listen. let's listen. play that. ♪ >> come on! come on! you love it. >> no, no, no, no. candy has done really good with mixing the music. >> we're talking about kim's singing. >> that's good. >> i mean candy's ability to write the music and make the beat sound good and to make her voice sound better than what it really is. i like the beat and i think it is a fun song, and all of those things. but do i think kim can sing, no. i don't think she is a vocalist
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because if she were, she would sing live, not to a track. >> i saw the wig drop. new year's eve. >> it was fun. i had a blast. i enjoyed. >> nene, what can we expect to see when you and star on "celebrity apprentice"? do you get into it, lay her hands on her? >> no, i don't go around laying my hands on anybody. that's not what i do. i can get up in your face all day long and we don't have to touch each other. i can have an argument with you and just walk right off and just be fine. >> let's try it. >> so what are you lookin' at? i can't do it laughing but i think that -- >> you have to feel it. >> i think that she is -- we start off being really cool and then suddenly of course she's forming alliances because she's competitive and she wants to win. and you know, then all the back-stabbing, i don't like that. >> vicious. >> very vicious. i don't know if that was good for me. >> do you get the last laugh? >> i think i got the last laugh.
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>> she always does. >> nene, you got to catch -- >> you guys have got to see "the housewives" coming up this sunday. >> there is a new episode coming up on our sister network, bravo. tune in and watch the smackdown at 10:00, 9:00 central. up next -- the moment that i've been waiting for. an exclusive to eat and drink comfort food with beautiful wine that goes with it. >> you get to drink. i know you like that. but first,
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time to head into "today's" kitchen" and get saucy or maybe sauced in this case with comfort foods. >> editor in chief of food and wine magazine, dana cow an.
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>> imagine you've ordered pizza in. got some sausage. you want some wine. get transported to italy with a little chianti. you think you got a jacket of cheese on your tongue -- >> oh, jacket. >> acid cuts right through it. >> i actually like that. that's tasty. >> chinese food. >> kung pow chicken. we got a gewerztraminer. >> you want something with a little sweetness, even a riesling. >> riesling would have been a great choice. >> mac and cheese. when i think of mac and cheese with a pinot gri, i think it's
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kind of an apply finish so it reminds me of childhood. bite that green apple. taste the mac and cheese but this time you got a wine. what do you think? it is a nice pairing, right? >> it cuts right through the cheese which is really important. that's good match. >> if you chose a red, you needed something -- >> curtis, i did this for you. we were going to get a chardonnay from another place but we went to australia to match with sushi. he need something that's going to the soy, wasabe and shellfish. this chardonnay is light enough to do that. >> because they haven't matured the oak, it is still light enough to go with the sushi. >> citrus, like a little squeeze of lemon on there. >> if kathie lee was here there would be nothing left. >> last, the perfect american
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pairing. ravenswood zinfandel with a burger. juicy, juicy. just like two good mates, if you're curtis. >> that's delicious. so good. dana, thank you so much. i want to give a quick shout out to the people at the president ration vee source society. yesterday brian williams was honored. patricia clarkson presented an award to him. it was all about new orleans and jazz. that's brian and his wife jane. had such a terrific time. boom boom room at the standard. curtis, thank you so much for being with us today. heading back to the west coast. kathie lee is back here on monday. we'll have the jersey shore's paulie d., james ♪
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