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good morning. breaking news, the dow opened sharply lower a day after surging more than 400 points, this after a grim assessment of the economy from the fed. is barack obama doing enough to manage the crisis? credible sighting. the siblings wanted by the fbi for a string of brazen crimes in the south allegedly spotted in colorado. this morning the fiance of one of those fugitives speaks out. an ocean miracle. a 12-year-old washington boy brought back to life after spending 20 long minutes trapped under water in the pacific. his parents open up about the remarkable rescue today, wednesday, august 10th, 2011.
captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> good morning, everyone. welcome to today. it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. buckle up because here we go again, 30 minutes into the trading day and wall street is on a major roller coaster ride. >> that's right. the dow plunged at the opening bell. let's take a live look at the big board at the stock exchange, down 356 points. that erases almost all of today's gains. some of that credit for the point gain due to a fed decision to keep interest rates low for at least the next few years. of course a lot of people are wondering what more president obama and the administration can do to speed up the economic recovery. should he, for example, demand
that congress shut short its summer vacation to address the situation? the latest from wall street and the white house straight ahead. also this morning we'll talk about british police launching this massive crackdown on rioters in london, matt. it happened overnight. this morning more deaths are being tied to the violence. the latest in a live report from london coming up. as casey anthony talked to her parents since she went into hiding following that not guilty verdict in her murder trial? what george and cindy had to say about that during a surprise public appearance. also, the alarming spike in hearing loss among younger people. what is causing it, can you do anything to prevent it? we'll talk about that, and matt is going to put his own ears to the test later on. but let's begin with this morning's fresh turmoil on wall street. c nb's jim cramer is on the floor of the new york stock exchange. good morning. tell us where the stock market is this morning and why. we're in a position today where it there's no certainty.
today it's all europe. we hear there's going to be breakdowns in french banks. it's not the united states that caused this today. i urge people to sit tight because where we are is a range, it's not that terrible for u.s. equities. if you've got some dividend protection, that's what ben bernanke is telling you. you won't get any money in your cash account. you could do better in stocks, but you have to understand, this is volatile and it's not for the squeamish. >> the question is how long will it last? it seems like a lot of what's driving this up-and-down stuff is stuff that's going to be lingering for some time to come, concerns about the future of the economy. >> i can't agree with you more. i think the big issue, ann, for investors right now is we're back in the huge swing moment. what i try to take counsel of is the percentage decline rather than the point decline. a 500-point decline, which is entirely possible today, is very different from an 11,000-point level for the dow than it is in 1987, 2,270. let's keep, really, right in front of us, it's percentage
trade deadline that matt decline not point decline. >> is wall street not happy with the decision to keep interest rates low? >> it's a bipolar mark, it's manic-depressive. the machines trading day are whipsawing back and forth. people at home can beat them by remaining calmer than the so-called professionals. >> are you saying put your head in the sand and forget about this for a time? >> i think every time we get one of those lifts like yesterday, as i mentioned on the "today" show, people who are uncertain should lighten up because there's no need to be able to be 100% in ownership of stocks. we do get these lifts. this is a roller coaster. when we're at the top, take a little off. take a little off if you think you're going to need it to be able to pay for college tuition or you're about to retire. but don't exit the market because it is not 2008 where i felt very strongly that we could go down to 6,500 in the dow.
we're nowhere near there and i don't think we'll get back there. >> jim cramer giving us a little comfort to tell us to calm down, this is not 2008. jim cramer, we needed to hear that this morning. we appreciate your update. it is now 7:04. now here's matt. the uncertainty on wall street combined with the contentious debt ceiling debate has president obama on the hot seat when it comes to the economy. chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. look, with the economic anxiety gripping wall street and main street, there are a lot of democrats out there that believe this is a leadership test for president obama and they'd like him to make some sort of grand gesture, maybe bring congress back, because the whole purpose of it is they believe this economic crisis is quickly turning into a political and leadership crisis. the president took a day to pay his respects to the 30 fallen servicemen whose remains were returned from afghanistan to dover air force base tuesday. but back in washington, the focus remains on the uncertain
economy which has the potential to become a full-blown political crisis for the president. in the wake of the controversial debt ceiling compromise the first-ever downgrade of america's credit rating and a turbulent stock market, the president is trying to come up with ways to jump-start the economy. >> we should expand the payroll tax cut to help companies that want to repair our roads and bridges and airports, unemployment insurance that your tax dollars contributed to. this is something we can do immediately, something we can do as soon as congress gets back. >> reporter: that's the phrase "as soon as congress gets back," that indicates to some that the president isn't moving fast enough. >> i would love to see the president call the four leaders of congress back to washington in the next week. >> if i were the president i would call the congress back and say you're not having summer vacation. get back here. >> reporter: mccauliff is very close to former president clinton. but not all democrats agree bringing congress back is the best idea. >> the worst thing the president could do is to make a grand
gesture to led to nothing. >> reporter: many democrats are increasingly upset about the way the president negotiates with republicans. >> the democratic base is furious as they've been at any point in the last 16 years, since bill clinton signed welfare reform. the problem is, and they know it, they can't challenge barack obama because that would hand the presidency to the republicans. >> reporter: in the past, the president almost reveled in that kind of criticism. >> i'm always amused when the pundits in washington say, boy, you know, obama hasn't gotten this pazzed yet or some of his supporters are disappointed about this. >> reporter: but with the new poll showing only one in five americans think most members of congress should be re-elected, historian michael beschloss says picking a fight with congress could work to the president's advantage. >> if he calls back congress it shows he's in action and places the onus on congress to actually do something. if they don't, he's got a great campaign issue next year. >> reporter: while obama
advisers acknowledge this current issue of the moment and that they do need to try to show something, they also believe this is somewhat of an august ritual, supporters questioning him, questioning his strategy during the summer. then it passes. september comes and things get back on track. only time will tell, matt. >> chuck, thanks very much. chuck todd at the white house. chris matthews is host of msnbc's "hard ball." chris, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. >> before i ask you what you think the president should do specifically, characterize the mood around him at the base. how concerned, angry, and patient are they? >> reporter: i think reagan, when he was at his worst in terms of popularity, he always knew where he stood. he wanted to bring down the soviet union, defeat communism, reduce the size of government by cutting taxes. every cab driver, every american left, right, and center knew where he stood. where does this president stand? that's the problem left, right, and center. there is no gut sense of the guy. that's the problem.
>> would you agree with what maureen dowd writes in "the new york times" this morning? she says his withholding reactive nature has made him strangely irrelevant in washington, trapped by he's own temperament. he doesn't lead and he doesn't understand why we don't feel led. >> yeah, i think it goes back to the comment he made about people clinging to their guns and their religion. it's a condescending notion that he's not part of the problem -- i mean he's not part of the people feeling the problem. i keep thinking the regular guy and woman that goes to an nfl football game. they go out in cold weather. root for a team that may not win, they've got a lot of heart and a lot of gut. they may be worried about their job right now, they just lost their job. the regular person, black and white and hispanic, regular men and women looking for a job, worried about their job, is he with them, is he with those people? is he looking out for them? is he worried about them? is he one of them? that's his problem. i think a big part of it is gut and the other is action. the lack of a plan of something to do.
this sounds like old-style politics. i worked for tip o'neill, and i believe that's the kind of heart you need back today, the guy who cared about people going to work, plowed snow and shovld snow in the winter. people desperately need just to get to work. and i think what we did in the old days is go over to the districts of the other people, take pictures of the bridges that are falling down, the roads that need repair, put those pictures out there for the people and say, dare those people who vote against that stuff. don't talk about things in theory like infrastructure and stimulus. >> you're talking about a political strategy when a lot of people are asking for economic strategy. >> that's an economic strategy, matt. right now you have a labor forces that dormant. it's sitting there looking for something to do. every time there's a job opening, hotel opening up, anything in a big city, there are thousands of people waiting in line. put those people to work. that's a political and an economic solution. go fix the problems in that area. i think that's it. >> didn't he try that with those shovel-ready projects that he talked about and nothing ever happened? >> you know why, because it wasn't a real jobs program. a third of it was business tax
cuts and other tax cuts. the other third was to bail out the states and the cities. the rest of the stuff, i don't understand how incompetent they are because there are shovel ready jobs. go to pittsburgh, howard fineman, any number of bridges below safety code. people are worried about school buses going over safe bridges this fall. get it to the people in their localities. all politics is local. don't talk in generalizations. don't say the word infrastructure one more time. don't say stimulus one more time. say the bridge, take a look at it. >> ten seconds left. does it make any sense to call congress back, or is that simply an empty gesture? >> the last thing this guy needs is more tactics and more cleverness. what he needs is a heart and real action to put people back to work. >> chris matthews. chris, as always, good to see you and thanks for your comments. i appreciate it. 11 minutes after the hour. here's ann. >> matt, thank you. to london where thousands of extra police took to the streets overnight to try to bring the end to the riots that have raged there four nights.
but it hasn't stopped the death toll from rising. nbc's michelle kosinski is in london with details on the story. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: hi, ann. a lot of cleanup going on today, and with 16,000 police on these streets, maybe it's no wonder that last night was finally quiet, at least here in london. serious trouble in other cities, though. in birmingham, three young men were killed when a hit-and-run driver plowed into them as they were trying to guard their street. and a london man is in critical condition. he stood up to a mob that then beat him and posted video on youtube. yes, there were flashpoints. but most were far from london. guards exhausted after three nights of raw violence. and those images, so many, giving the world pause. the this young man throws rocks. an older citizen tried to talk him down. his answer? violence.
at this elegant knotting hill restaurant -- >> there's a huge crash and the whole front door, all the glass shattered. >> reporter: thugs broke in with bats, started stealing, including american blogger's engagement ring. the chef scared them away. boys as young as 11. looters have been relentless. daylight is heartbreak. >> i really don't know what to say. i mean, it's been through two world wars. >> reporter: this family furniture store lasted 150 years. no match for gangs of teenagers. police admit they were no match for them either. the prime minister rushed home tuesday from vacation in tuscany to deal with it. but top officials with big plans for security, now are jeered. >> really, the people will point to deep sociological, economic background information.
i don't find that a satisfactory explanation. >> embarrassing? >> i'll be honest. i feel furious. >> people are just lazy and going around robbing shops to make easy money. that's what it is. >> reporter: police now are everywhere. and they're posting pictures of the looters online. the larger community is finding its voice. >> they need to grow up. >> reporter: some citizens are fighting back with pans and brooms. here police were cheered as they rolled in, three days late. many understand the unpreparedness, for a rage no one expected or seen before or can now comprehend. this morning the prime minister vowed to track down these criminals without, he said, letting phony arguments of human rights get in the way of posting their pictures. he launched scotland yard on its biggest investigation in history, bigger than that of the 2005 london terrorist bombings, ann. >> not over yet. thank you so much.
as we head over the natalie at the news desk, we're watching the dow, down 390 points at this moment. let's get the other top stories from natalie. good morning. >> good morning to you, matt, and ann. good morning, everyone. breaking news from afghanistan where coalition forces have struck back against the taliban insurgents who downed that chinook helicopter last week. officials say they learned where the insurgents had fled and killed them in an air strike. the downing of the helicopter killed 30 americans plast last weekend. their remains, meanwhile, arrived at dover air force base in delaware on tuesday, and president obama was there to pay his respects. three people have been arrested in connection with the fake bomb found at the international airport in phoenix, arizona. police say they are not ruling out terrorism as a motive, not only because of the nature of the device but also because of the proximity to the tenth anniversary of 9/11. new questions this morning about the disappearance of 35-year-old robin gardner who vanished while vacationing in aruba. police detained her travel
partner, gary giordano, at the airport as he attempted to fly back to the u.s. he says she didn't make it back to shore after snorkeling on august 2nd. the natalie holloway resource sent they're grew out of the american teen's disappearance in aruba back in stwooif working to try to help locate gardner. in the aftermath of wisconsin's vicious labor battle, historic recall elections in wisconsin last night ousted two incumbent republicans but left democrats one seat short of becoming a majority. two democrats face recalls next week, but win or lose, republicans will hang on to control of the state senate. and amazing that no one got hurt in this accident. take a look as last night an 18-wheeler got stuck on an overhead sign of a texas freeway. the unusual incident now under investigation as authorities try to figure out exactly how the trailer got up there. pretty unbelievable. 7:16 pacific time. back over to matt, ann, and al.
>> reminds me of the prank you guys pulled on "the early show." >> you really should stop doing that. >> not easy to completely t pashgs building. let's show you what's happening. out west, some pretty decent weather. phoenix, 104 degrees, but they're used to that kind of heat, 106 in las vegas, medford, oregon, checking in at 88, seattle, 71, sunshine, denver, 83 degrees. a risk of strong storms in the low to mid-mississippi river valley. some of these storms could have some pretty heavy downpours and strong winds. gorgeous weather around the great lakes with plenty of sunshine. temperatures comfortable in the mid-70s with low humidity. good wednesday morning to you. well, we're starting to see that cloud cover already push back out to sea. that means we'll see a warmer afternoon in the city by the bay. temperatures ranging from upper 70s to mid-80s inland, 69 degrees in san francisco. we continue to climb in
temperature friday through the weekend. a little hot in the warmest cities across the bay toughing on 90s in some spots. a little area of low pressure cool us back down just in time for the start of next workweek. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. a 12-year-old boy is very lucky to be live this morning after he was pulled out to sea by a powerful rip current. he was trapped under water for 20 minutes before he was saved. natalie has more on that story. good morning again. >> that dramatic rescue was captured by a local photographer as the boy's friends watched helplessly. 12-year-old dale ostrander, a non-swimmer on a youth group beach trip was swept out to sea by a strong rip current on friday. with members of dale's church group bent in prayer, rescuers crisscrossed the ocean, desperately searching for the boy for 20 long minutes. they found him under water and unconscious.
his lifeless body rushed to the hospital where his pulse finally returned. his parents chad and kirsten, raced from their home three hours away with their faith in god. but a grim prognosis from doctors. >> they were very clear that he had been under water too long, he had been without oxygen too long. >> likely he's going to die. no matter what happens, everything is going to be good because we have a strong faith in god. and he's never let us down, and good things will come no matter if it hurts us, you know, if we have to say good-bye to our son. they never expected him to live. they expected him to be a vegetable. never walk. >> never talk. >> never talk. never say a word. and that would have been fine. >> reporter: but sunday night three days after dale's limp body had arrived at the portland hospital, dale surprised everyone by opening his eyes. >> dale, open your eyes.
>> the first response he got. >> reporter: his parents describe dale as an average boy who likes to play with legos and tell bad jokes. on monday, just days after being plucked from the ocean, it was dale who delivered some more good news. >> we were trying to get him to cough. and come on, dale, cough, cough. you need to cough. he coughed once. okay. you need to do it again. do more. i don't need to, is what he said. everybody, he spoke. oh, my goodness, a full sentence. it was amazing. the whole room, wow, okay, i guess he's okay. >> we have people praying all over the world. >> doctors say dale has still got a long way to go, but his parents are just happy to have their son back. >> they expected him to die, so -- >> anything at this point is just -- is bonus. >> and it is unclear how long dale will have to remain in the hospital. doctors say he may need months of intense therapy. but everyone agrees the fact that he is alive and he's talking in full sentences is nothing short of remarkable, matt. truly a miracle. >> thank you very much.
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good morning to you. it's 7:26 right now. aim laura garcia-cannon. a bold robbery in concord. christie smith live. the burglars took off with the atm at the front door? >> that's right. good morning to you. these thieves knew what they wanted and they wanted it bad. they smashed a truck right through the plate glass and front doors of this bingo hall of the cleanup is under way this morning. these two guys grabbed an atm machine and backed out despite cameras and signs everywhere
clearly saying you are being taped. blue devils bingo hall serves four nonprofit groups and they lost $6,000 in that machine this morning. about 3:00, two men, blue taxpayer truck, with what appears to be a california license plate that starts with 5k. despite it all managers say they will be open for business tonight at 5:00. reporting live in concourt, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> looks like they are sweeping up behind you there. thank you very much. 7:27, time to check the forecast with christina loren. >> good morning to you at home. we look really good so far starting to see the sun come through the clouds, even san francisco. 68 warmer as a result, 79 in fremont, 86 in los gatos and 82 for concord. as we head throughout the weekend, temperatures start to climb a little bit. might see the 90s in the warmest spots across the bay. high pressure moving in warming us up to the 80s inland. at the coast, beautiful weather in the 70s. here is your seven-day outlook, 86 on saturday.
check the drive with mike. >> south bay, a typical northbound pattern here for 101 just before we get to capital past the airport. 280 shows slowing as well. watching 580, big problems the last few days. westbound looking good, 20-minute drive, slowing towards the interchange. sunol holding up nicely. yesterday slow so i'm watching that as well. >> thank you very much, mike. for the latest news and updates check out nbc bay area news on facebook. i'll have an update in half an hour. have a great morning.
7:30 now on this wednesday morning, august 10th, 2011, as we say hello to everyone who is packed into rockefeller plaza this morning. look there, saying hi to al. the weather, i think, is pretty nice out there. people getting ready for a day of sight-seeing in the big apple. i'm ann curry alongside matt lauer. just ahead, the fbi has now joined in the search for a missing 3-year-old child in missouri. >> that's right. briana rodriguez was riding her bike on her own street on saturday when police say she disappeared. police say they have very few leads to go on. her heartbroken parents will
speak out just ahead. that's right. and are you ashamed to admit that you have trouble hearing? it's a real problem for a lot of younger americans, especially with all the devices we now use to listen to music. we're going to show what happened when matt put his own ears to the test. >> i thank you for putting me in the category of younger americans. let us begin for the hunt for three siblings connected to a string of violent crimes. in florida and georgia. investigators say they have credible information that the trio could be in colorado. nbc's miguel almaguer is in colorado springs with details. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. the fbi says several credible witnesses identify the trio at this camping store. the outlaws quite possibly loading up on camping supplies. it's a group of suspects who today are on the run. >> our investigation has led us to believe that this was the actual individuals we're looking for. >> reporter: suspects and siblings. the fbi says the so-called dougherty gang may have been spotted at this outdoor store in colorado springs.
>> it's scary. this poses a major threat to the community that we serve and to law enforcement all over the state. >> reporter: the nationwide manhunt for 29-year-old lee brothers, 21-year-old ryan and 26-year-old dylan, now focused in colorado, where the trio was apparently spotted by camping supplies here tuesday. >> they might be headed to a rural area or to a campsite to avoid further detection by law enforcement. >> reporter: authorities say the doughertys' crime spree began last tuesday with a high-speed chase in florida. but police tried to pull the siblings over for speeding but instead officers say the doughertys pulled out a gun, firing some 20 shots. >> i got a flat tire. i can't go any farther. >> reporter: five hours later the authorities say the sibling suspects robbed a bank across state lines in georgia. the bandits fired an ak-47 into the ceiling. >> i hope all these things are
not true, and i wish i could see them again. >> reporter: brendan bookman says he's lee grace dougherty's fiance. he says she's a stripper. a posting under flickr page reads, loves to shoot guys and wreck cars. i'm a redneck and proud of it. >> i haven't heard from any of them. they haven't e-mailed me, texted me, called me. >> reporter: with their faces plastered on billboards from florida to texas, authorities say the siblings have long criminal histories and are considered armed and dangerous. investigators fear the trio may use their weapons again and won't be taken into custody without a fight. ryan reportedly sent his mother a text message that read, "at one point we all have to die." >> they will live the rest of their lives in a cage or, you know, they'll have some other tragic ending with law enforcement.
>> reporter: the dougherty gang, outlaws on the run, a family of fugitives who may be preparing to die. with the siblings on the lamb for eight days, their mother has reportedly told her children to give themselves up. and although they've avoided police for more than a week, the police say they may be closing in. back to you. >> miguel almaguer in colorado springs this morning. miguel, thank you very much. let us now get a check of the weather from al. >> narrator: "today's" weather is brought to you by new coffee mate natural bliss. add your flavor naturally. >> good morning, everybody. this is a first, we've got a young lady who has a squid head on.young lady who has a squid h on. where are you from? >> new jersey. >> known for its squids. very nice. we appreciate that. let's take a look. they've got a lot of rain yesterday in wayne county, michigan. upwards of five to six inches of rain falling. what a mess.
closing off-roads, closing a lot of flooding and big problems. let's check things out where we're looking at the risk of strong storms for today. and we will show you we're going to see strong storms in mid mississippi river valley, damaging wind, hail. heavy rain some areas, we pi ck up one to three inches of rain. heavy rain just getting ready to hit little rock. strong storms dumping anywhere from one to three inches of rain from wichita all of the way to little rock. good looking family here. where are you from? >> louisiana. >> louisiana, very nice. getting better looking as they move along. they start great and get fantastic. th our picture is getting better by the minute as we take a live look at san jose. really not all that much cloud cover left over in the city of san francisco. you are also starting to clear out. temperatures are coming up nicely under full sunshine in places in the south bay in
particular. 86 in los gatos, 77 for redwood city today. 68 in san francisco, up from about 65 degrees yesterday. you'll probably notice a difference, a little bit warmer. we continue to warm up as we head through the next few days. temperatures approaching the mid-80s inland tomorrow. s gathered to remember her on . everyo
trial, the judge who accepted the plea deal said he meant for casey's probation to begin after she was released from jail. now it falls to the chief judge, belvin perry, the same judge who presided over her murder trial to decide if casey must return to orlando. >> it's a mess. >> reporter: if she does return here, casey may see for herself, george, cindy, and other caylee mourners saw for the first time tuesday, a plan to turn the swampy area where caylee's remains were found, into this, a park to keep the memory of caylee alive, a little girl who never got to see her 6th birthday. judge belvin perry who is called to take probation issue a mess could rule as early as today. answering the question of whether casey anthony will have to return to orlando. her whereabouts remain unknown this morning, as her lawyers say it should be. ann? >> all right, kerry sanders this
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back now at 7:41 with the intense search for a miss 3:-year-old in missouri. she was last seen on saturday riding her bike in front of her home. now the fbi has joined the investigation. nbc is in senath, missouri, with the latest on this story. janet, good morning. >> good morning to you. people here are having a tough time comprehending what has happened. we learned what is missing from this quiet dead end street and what is a very small town. she is 3 years old. it's been four days. her parents, as you can imagine, are just beside themselves. not knowing what has happened to her. a young couple living every parent's nightmare, the
heartbreaking waiting game after their 3-year-old daughter breeann rodriguez, disappear fred their own street. in a rural missouri community they thought was the safest place on earth. >> this is good old america. children play on the streets here. it's not -- we're not in st. louis or memphis. i mean, children can still be children here, so we thought. >> reporter: the family says breeann was riding her bike with her 5-year-old brother saturday afternoon right here when he went inside for a drink. a few minutes later her mom came out to say lunch was ready and breeann, she says, was simply gone. >> i went outside and looked for her and she wasn't there no more. >> reporter: a search of the neighborhood turned up nothing. not even breeann's little pink bike with training wheels. >> everybody plays together. poof, the child's gone. it's just unbelievable. >> reporter: it's whatever thought. in a community of 2,000, more than 200 have turned out to look
and pray for a little girl lost. >> man, this is awful. it's really awful. >> reporter: the neighborhood, now blanketed in pink ribbons, has been turned upside-down. >> it hurts. and we look and look and see if we can see something, a shoe, something, just anything, her bike, something that would just tell us she's there. >> reporter: and while nothing like that has been found, breeann's anguished parents believe she's nearby and safe. >> she did not wander off anywhere. somebody picked her up. an older couple, maybe lonely, liked the way she looked, wanted company or something. i mean, i -- deep down in my heart i do believe that something like that happened, and now they're just scared to come forward and bring her back. >> reporter: with three other small children to care for, claudy and edgar are trying to keep it all together. but how do you carry on, not knowing where your baby is and when she will be home?
>> she's my life. and i'm not going to give up looking for her. when i find her, she's coming right here and never leave my sight again. >> i love you. you will always be my princess. i'm going to find you. i'm going to find you. you're going to see us again. we're going to be together. >> reporter: there is a $45,000 reward for information leading to breeann's safe return. but interestingly, no amber alert has been issued in this case. the family has been told that's because at this point there is no evidence of foul play. ann? >> janet shamlian, thank you so much. we have agent baker. good morning. 12k3w4r go >> good morning, ann. >> given the circumstances, a small safe town, a dead end, no sign of the bicycle.
what theory are you working right now? >> well, obviously because the bicycle is missing, we, the fbi, are working under the presumption that it was a child abduction. in cases like this where a child is missing and we don't know why, we always work under that presumption that there's been an abduction. >> if you're working on an assumption that there's an abduction why not issue an amber alert and what is it going to take to issue one? >> generally in cases like this where a child is missing and we have certain criteria that has to be met to issue an amber alert, generally you want to have some type of suspect description, whether a description of the suspect or vehicle. in this case we have neither. and so an amber alert has not been issued. but i got to tell you, the law enforcement response is the same, whether an amber alert is issued or not, we respond in the same manner. >> some people did report seeing a white van in the area.
are youing looki ining inlookin? >> we are. it's among a number of leads. we're looking for that van. we haven't found it yet. but we're not saying at this time that this is tied to any suspects. it's just a vehicle that was in the area that we want to track that down like we do other leads. >> as the father said, someone might have abducted her. you want to make it easier for that someone to let her go. what would be your message to such a person this morning? >> well, obviously, you know, if you have a little girl, we want her returned. i mean, that's the focus of what we're doing. so, you know, release her and give her back. i mean, that would be the message. but as i said, you know, we're pursuing every lead. so, yeah, generally just, you know, release her. >> when you say every lead, are there others leading in other directions that have not yet been known? >> you know, we have a lot of leads coming in.
and -- but no lead that's put us on a particular trail. a lot of the leads -- all the leads have been pretty much dead ends. it doesn't mean we're not, you know, following every lead that comes in. you know, in cases like this you do get numerous leads that do lead to dead ends. but at this point we're not on the trail of anyone at this point. >> could the trail lead across state lines, because as i understand it, this town is in the southeast corner of missouri. it's near the state line. >> absolutely. yeah, we're not limiting ourselves to say, yeah, that this is contained within this area. i mean, it could lead across state lines. it could lead anywhere nationally. >> well, fbi special agent dennis baker, we wish you every luck in your efforts. we want to give people an opportunity to give any information that they know or see breeann. they should call the fbi crime
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good morning to you. it is 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the man accused of killing a pleasanton teenager 27 years ago will face a judge today. stephen carlson is expected in juvenile court because when the crime was committed, everyone involved was a minor. carlson is now 43. he was arrested sunday on suspicion of killing 14-year-old girl on the way home from foothills high school back in 1974. he was 16 at the time. carlson's father is defending his son. he said while his son was creepy as a teen, he was not a killer. this is his father speaking. pleasanton police made a surprise announcement on the arrest in the case this week after new evidence was submitted for dna testing.
the wife of an east bay man known for helping homeless says she will continue his work. she made the promise during a memorial service for paris powell last night. he was better known as brother john. he was gunned down in oakland on midnight july 27th in a drive-by shooting. paris was out with his wife and two children feeding the homeless. lolita thinks it's a case of mistaken identity. let's move on to better news. let's check with the forecast. >> good morning. we're running 5 degrees cooler in some cities than we were this time yesterday. a little bit chilly out there. less cloud cover to contend w that's good news if you're headed to san francisco. sunshine coming out in full force by 11:00 a.m. 73 in oakland, 79 in fremont, up to 81 degrees today in gilroy. if you're looking for warmer weather, we've got it for you on the seven-day forecast. up to 87 degrees on friday, staying nice and comfortable, 86
saturday. then temperatures drop back down to the low 80s below seasonal averages as another area of low pressure heads to our north. let's go ahead and check your drive wherever you're headed. how does it look, mike. >> in antioch we have slowing. we've been watching that, highway 4 slow to horizon, slow the 40 pittsburgh and baypoint, 50s and 40s 242 and down to the dublin interest change, dublin, walnut interchange bay bridge that interchange light off the berkeley curve, meter lights off the toll plaza. across the bridge some haze left. back to you. >> 7:58. for the latest traffic and updates check out nbc bay area
no aaa days so far this august. unseasonably cool all month long. more of the same today. 86 degrees in los gatos and 72 in santa cruz. warmer weather, especially at the coast. we've got it for you friday and saturday. temperatures climb into the mid-70s. 73 on saturday and inland on the hot side. 87 degrees on friday but still no 90s on your extended forecast. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> can you hear me now? matt gets his hearing test checked. we'll tell you what happened right after this.
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so noisy that the question these days isn't can you hear me now but can you hear me at all. excessive noise is now the number one cause of hearing loss, not aging. and of the nearly americans who suffer from hearing loss over half is under the age of 65. >> i have this disability that was affecting every aspect of my life. >> reporter: 39-year-old, is a true child of the psz eig'80s g up with headphones. >> i would wake up in the morning and my ears would be throbbing. >> reporter: his hearing loss developed gradually and in the beginning he would, he would turn to his wife for help. >> huge, that he didn't know what was being said. >> reporter: and then as years went on, jim began to disengage from any social situation. >> i was always afraid of missing something or there would
be an awkward situation. and inevitably i would get caught. and there was an anxiety to that. >> reporter: another big concern, the stigma of wearing traditional hearing aids, especially since he was starting his own fitness business. >> i would rather have taken my chances without them than have them in and people make judgments on me. >> reporter: awedologist says it's a common concern. >> they don't want to admit that they have difficulty. they feel that it's acceptable because it's acceptable to them. >> reporter: the doctor says hearing loss isn't just about losing your hearing, but losing your engagement with life. >> she said, look, if you don't do something about this, dementia is going to set in and your brain is just going to shut off. >> reporter: hearing loss is irreversible, there is no cure. but you can slow down the process and even prevent it, which is why i decided to get my hearing checked. >> every morning in the right
ear we wear what is called an ifw, which is a little ear piece. this worries me. i wonder what this has done to my hearing. >> reporter: the first part of the hearing test is a physical examination. this is going to tell you how much the eardrum is actually moving? >> yes. >> reporter: the next part of the text is the actual hearing evaluation. a series of tones i had to respond to. >> ice cream. >> reporter: and then a series of words i had to repeat. >> baseball. >> baseball. >> outside. >> outside. >> new york. >> reporter: after just 20 minutes, some preliminary results. >> your left ear is borderline normal, hearing sensitivity. the right ear has a mild hearing loss, the right ear where you use your -- >> right. is it in the range of normal for someone who is 53 years old or has it been exacerbated, do you think, because of that?
>> it probably has worsened due to the noise exposure. >> reporter: for now the doctor says i don't need a hearing aid, but has prescribed custom made earplugs for loud events. jim's results were quite different. he had significant hearing loss in both ears, requiring hearing aids. >> ringing? >> no. >> no. does it feel okay? >> yeah. >> reporter: jim's hearing aids, they have other choices and nothing like those old beige bananas of the past. >> when i heard the strength of my voice, it made me cry. it was as if i hadn't heard that voice in a very long time. >> reporter: and now that jim has regained that voice, he has a message he wants you to hear. >> get it taken care of. you don't know what you're missing. you don't know what you don't know. >> reporter: jim and dr. shelly are with us this morning. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> why did you wait so long? >> just comfortable in my own
skin. you don't really -- you're not really aware of how that your hearing is disappearing. it happens so slowly over time that it -- you know, you're just comfortable with who you are. >> i was struck by something you said in the piece, jim, you said you didn't want people to be judging you. >> yeah. >> yes, there is a stigma. >> yeah. >> attached to this. >> well, it's, you know, someone in eye glasses looks intelligent, someone with hearing aids looks handicapped. >> so you didn't want that, especially with a fitness business. >> yeah, yeah, it's not how you want to be portrayed. >> turn side ways for me because you've had these put? >> yes. >> and these have to be put in by a professional, right? i can't see them at all. >> right. >> very invisible. >> once they go in, how long do they stay in? >> about three months at a time. so it has an extended wear battery. it hassle free. you wake up in the morning and you start your day just like anyone else. >> jim, are you like me, you go to a restaurant before these.
>> yeah. >> and if there's a lot of other noise in the background you could be looking right at the person you're having dinner with and you're having trouble with that? >> yeah, yeah, it's very loud, but, you know, in certain situations, it's good but in that kind of a situation, not so good. >> so how do these cancel out all of that other noise so that you don't just hear everything louder? >> they got some technology in there that just kind of focuses in on what i need to hear. >> they're very intelligent. and because the hearing device is all of the way in the ear canal, you're using your natural ear to kind of filter out some of that noise. >> let's take a look at some of where she's devices have come, okay? this is the one on the table here that jim has in his ears. >> yes. >> and tell me about some of these other devices. >> okay. so the one right next to it is another alternative to hearing device. it's very discreet. it's basically invisible at the level of the ear. >> these are a little larger over here? >> these are the older traditional hearing devices. >> that made him cringe.
>> yes. >> those are the ones that worried you? >> i had to grow up in grade school with something like that. >> those are the ones no one wants me to prescribe. >> i think a lot of people watching this, doctor, might be thinking, first of all, how expensive are these and are they covered by insurance? >> they are not covered insurance typically. the hearing examination is. so you should -- everyone should go and get a hearing exam. but the hearing devices are typically $1500 to $3500 per device. >> but they can change your life. >> it changes the quality of life, yes. >> and this is what you made for me. my hearing loss is minor. >> yes. >> so it's particularly in the right ear where i do wear this little ifv device. you want me to wear these earplugs when i'm around loud noises. >> yes. i want you and everyone to wear those earplugs whenever you're exposed to noise, parties, and weddings. very important. >> one of the things that was a little depressing to hear in the
piece is that it's not reversible. once you lose your hearing or some degree of your hearing, it's gone forever. >> absolutely. >> life change dramatically for you? >> yes. it's a good experience now. >> that's great. jim, thank you for sharing your story. i really appreciate that. doctor, thanks for your help, as well. up next, what moms really think of motherhood, their kids, and, get ready, their spouses. the revealing new survey right after this. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is our beach. ♪ this is our pool. ♪ our fireworks. ♪ and our slip and slide. you have your idea of summer fun, and we have ours. now during the summer event get an exceptionally engineered mercedes-benz for an exceptional price. but hurry, this offer ends august 31st. and you get an extra hundred dollars back on these laptop deals. the college of mime doesn't count.
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back now at 8:19. kicking off a special series, "real mom secrets." nearly 25,000 moms open their hearts in polls in a survey con ducked by todaymomsblog and what women really think about raising kids. >> it may not always be pretty, but it's real. >> i've been a stay-at-home mom for almost five years is starting to take a toll on me. >> reporter: in a new survey by 24,000 women, moms share some revealing truths. 44% say they would rather be thinner than have smarter kids, and 42% would rather have more money than more time with their kids. for many, a statistically eye opener. >> i could really do with not being a mom for 15 next minutes. then i think, oh, my god, did i say that out loud? >> reporter: these moms don't want to be a helicopter parent,
they want to fly the coop. >> it's a business that never closes. i could really use a week off. >> reporter: and as a responsibilities of motherhood continue to grow, women have drawn a line between their lives before kids and after, as one in five moms miss their alone time from life before children. >> honestly, some days i just want to run away. >> rachelle is the editorial director of "parenting.com" and janet taylor is a psychiatrist here in new york. good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot of women really identify with all that we just heard. but first of all, let me ask you, what were some of the biggest hurdles the survey found in moms? >> for moms, what we found was the sort of universal exhaust n exhaustion. sort of universal unawareness of before they became moms that this was going to be 24 hours a day pretty much for the rest of your life. >> some might be surprise bid the statistics and maybe there are some finer points. for example, this 44% of moms would rather be thinner than
have their kids be smarter. it may very well be because their kids are pretty smart -- >> a lot have very smart kids. but some might have a little weight to lose. >> exactly. but also what we're hearing is a kind of degree of unhappiness, as you're pointing out. it seems to me almost all the numbers found in this survey point to the idea that women who are becoming mothers really need more support than they're getting. >> they do. they need a break. so often as a mom when you say i need a break or if i could have 15 minutes away it's perceived as being selfish. stain of being selfish, it needs to be that moms are self aware and you need to be balanced in whatever you do. >> you have to balance of how you think about yourself as a mother. here's one statistic you found. 33% of moms admitted to lying to their friends, family, and other parents at their parenting practices. that sounds like they're not really able to feel as though they can talk and be really honest even their friends about what they're doing. >> yeah, there's a sense that moms don't want to share how very challenging it is. there's an intensity about being
a mother that is so personal and so strong that it feels almost weird to share how very tired you are or how intensely you feel you need a break. and it's maybe just easier to gloss it over socially. >> we need to be honest with your friends and yet 87 % said they also judge other moms for their parenting practices. so there's a kind of fear that you're going -- if you're going to judge, then you're going to expect that others will judge you. >> as a mom there's this pressure to be perfect. what we need to understand is that your kids don't need you to be perfect, they need you to be present, which means you need to be responsive, have attachment but also be able to bring your full self to this ongoing parenting role which we know is 24/7. >> but you got -- you get -- i mean, you both nodded your head when you watched this tape. you saw those women and you felt that frustration. really what we're talking about it seems to me, maybe you can help us with this, are these moms, do they tend to be the moms of very young children
versus moms of older children? because there are those years that really feel like nothing is going to help. >> there are a couple of years where i am now where your feel like -- i have very young children. you feel like your time is not your own. like janet said, you make accommodations around that and recognize that, yes, a lot of your time is to your children but you need to take a little tile for yourself. >> it's not selfish. >> selfish is the wrong word. >> my children are older and i can tell you i need a break at times, too even though they're older. i think the thing is it doesn't have to be a secret anymore, that moms need to talk about how they feel, the good and the bad, so that we can support each other and understand that there's nothing wrong with you if you realize that you need to take time for yourself. or ask for help. >> exactly. and, also, when you're the mother of a very young child, while the demands still continue as your child grows older there is a particular crunch period that will come to an end in terms of the constancy of demand on the mother. >> i think women need to say that to each other.
anyway, there's another statistic we were talking about earlier in the broadcast that is little surprising. maybe not though. 23% of moms would pick a different husband or partner if they had a do-over. the good news is that 75% essentially plus of women say they wouldn't do a do-over. but this is still a significant number. >> it is. and you know, i don't think it necessarily speaks to the quality of the relationship between the man and the woman. but as we say, moms need support. they need a good partner. some may think i love this man but i need somebody that can help me more. >> actually the quality of the relationship is important because relationship satisfaction relates to mothering, relates to parenting, relates to communication. it's all important. so again, in that mothering role, it's the fact that you feel like you have to be reali >> thank you so much, both of you.
good morning. it's 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the young boy who has hit a baseball fan is i am prochg. he was upgrading from critical to critical continue. the 9-year-old was hit by a hit-and-run driver. he's gone from giving a thumbs up or thumb down response to speaking in sentencing for the first time. meanwhile, 21-year-old andrew vargas will appear in court. osy
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we drop off for the second half of the week. let's check traffic with mike. >> there was a motorcycle in please san hill splitting down lanes and then down in a lane. also slow, 680 around main, an accident clearing from the right lane. laura, back to you. check out nbc bay area morning newsn o facebook. another update in half an hour.
8:30 now on this wednesday morning, august 10th, 2011. pretty day here in midtown, manhattan. a lot of people here happy to have the morning off and they're spending it with us. i was so glad for that. meantime, i'm ann curry along with matt lauer and natalie morales. but where, oh, where is al roker? >> where in the world is al
roeker? >> i think i know. got a little special gift to -- >> let's see if we can check in with al right now. al, where are you? >> happy birthday to you. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday 60 years old. our director, joe michaels, which is great because i thought you were 73. happy birthday, big fella. >> smell that cake. come on, smell that cake. >> looks delicious. >> happy birthday. >> happy birthday. >> not a day over 59. >> this is a big surprise. she was in here with the camera. >> pointed at you. nobody had any idea. >> oh, my gosh. >> nobody doesn't like birthdays but, you know what, we love you, joe. enjoy that cake. >> show them how your wig works. >> okay. all right. >> right there. >> might get you into trouble. >> we're back out here, al.
meanwhile -- >> we've got stuff to talk about here. coming up in this half hour, talking about getting your kids off to college. kids spend so much time in front of televisions these days and video games in front of the computer. how about a good old-fashioned family camping trip. we'll tell you how you can make it happen and make it happen easily. >> right in your backyard, or here, the plaza. >> don't forget, the country star zac brown band will be here friday and we want your help to pick one of the songs they're going to be performing on friday when they hit our summer concert stage. you have "toes," "chicken fried," or "as she's walking away." first, say hello to mark, star of usa's network kid show "royal pain." >> good to have you here. >> you know what? we're so excited. first of all, you may have just -- there you go. that was a big one. anyway, we're going to talk about mark because mark, his
broadcast is doing so well. it is one of the highest rated scripted shows on cable right now. why do you think it's caught on? >> ann, we show a world that is so beautiful. people, like i did when i watched tv, loved to escape into a magnificent world where people are good and have good intentions and we save lives. >> you play a cannes conceirge doctor in the hampton. just explain to people who don't know what a con arnceirge docto? >> it's a doctor for hire. it harkens back to a time when doctors made house calls and you had a real relationship one-on-one with your practitioner. >> that is the good part of the story we have this morning. there may have been a terrible mistake, though, you just made because you brought a newbie in to be on your show. a never before actor. >> we were lucky enough to have the great matt lauer. >> oh. >> he will be on tonight.
i have to tell you, matt is the great host on the "today" show but we didn't know how it would work acting in a one hour damady. i wasn't in the scene on the show. i had to hear it from every member of the crew how prepared he was, how well he improved. >> well behaved. >> how nice he was to everybody on the set. it's annoying. >> let's take a look and see what the heck they're talking about. >> whoa. >> i'm sorry. oh, my -- it's you. >> yeah, it's me. ben affleck. >> my brother and i were talking on the show on friday at 9:30. he was the e.r. doctor turned house call physician to the rich and not so rich. wait a minute, did you watch the dvd? >> can i be honest with you? i don't have a clue what you're talking about. we don't have a doctor interview on friday. this is baby animal week. al got the polar bears. i got turtles. >> turtles, that sucks.
>> wow. >> you were actually shopping in a grocery store. >> i know. i know. really, they sell these things? i smell recurring role. >> i think so. we would love to have you back any time. >> it was a lot of fun. that is tonight. >> tonight. >> usa network. >> we'll be watching. >> "royal pains." >> i know you're going to have them boost their ratings even more. >> they don't need it. >> all right. >> great. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, mark. and now let's get a check of the weather. >> the guy good morning to you. you can take a look at the top of the golden gate bridge. i think you're going to see the sunshine and it will be a gorgeous day in downtown san
francisco. temperatures ranging from the upper 60s to low 70s at the coast. more like the mid-80s, 84 degrees. forecasted high as we continue to climb as we head through friday. 87 and a couple 90s across the bay. weather. don't worry, you can always check your weather any time of the day or night. go to the weather channel on cable or weather channel, weather.com online. >> all right, thanks, al. coming up next, talking about finding an appreciation of the grade outdoors in your own backyard. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
backyard campout aims to get kids outdoors to enjoy themselves. david is with the national wildlife federation. david, good to see you. >> good to see you. >> this is a challenge. i have a 10-year-old, 7-year-old, and 4-year-old. they love the video game, computer, and television set. that's what prompted this idea? >> yeah, exactly. things are really out of balance. kids are spending eight hours a day indoors in front of electronic media. it's way out of balance. they're not going outside anymore. we're seeing at the same time child ohood obesityobesity. >> a way of life that's being threatened, you're trying to open kids' eyes by opening the door. >> that's why national wildlife federation has this campout and other programs designed to get kids and families back outside. >> you want families at some point or another during this summer to get out and do a backyard or camping trip. and immediately people are going to think is this going to cost me a lot of money because camping equipment can be expensive. >> that's the whole idea behind
this. while we would love it if everybody went out into the wilderness you don't have to do that. nature is right you side your door. you can do this outside your backyard. >> if i take my kids camping whether it's at my local camp grounds ten miles away or in my backyard, what are the fundamentals? what do i need? >> basic stuff. tent is a great idea. you can sleep under the stars but a tent is good to protect you from the mosquitos or if it rains. depending on how it is out, you might want to get a heavy duty sleeping bag. this will do the job. >> in cost, how much can you get an adequate tent for? >> this is a family size tent, $260. here's the great thing. rei is the national sponsor. they provided all this stuff and they rent camping equipment. if you're not ready to make that financial equipment. >> sleeping bags, use some kind of chair. >> you want to have your camp chair, cup holder to enjoy yourself. >> there is a little more elaborate with a table but
you're showing us the equipment. >> campos,lantern. you want to have a first aid kit handy. but the other thing is, bring fun games. it's all about getting kids moving. outdoor time is a playtime that is so important for their health. this is a light-up bocce ball set you can play in the dark. it doesn't have to be about nature. it's about fun. >> you're going to have kids who may be on cold turkey from the video games they are used to playing so make sure you keep them active. >> a lot of parents say my kids are going to gripe and moan. it's our job to parent. it's good for their health. it's good for the family. minimize some of that screen time to get the kids back outside. >> great food ideas, marshmallows and hot dogs. even though we talked about hot dogs being a little bit of an issue. there is no specific date. >> right. it happens all summer long. the whole idea is to get people back outside. it's fun. it's good for the family. and why not. >> how do people find out more about how they can participate? >> if you go to the national
wildlife federation website, they can find out how to sign up. get camping tips. information on how to get the great products, on rei, our sponsor. >> and don't forget you can get more information on our website as well. david, thank you so much. really appreciate it. when we come back, the woman who said that loving her own body actually almost killed her. we'll talk about that, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
today's american story with bob dotson takes us to joplin, missouri. just this week new surveillance camera video emerged of the massive tornado that destroyed almost a third of the city, including the high school back in may. but parts of joplin's historic downtown were untouched, and that's where bob uncovered an incredible story.
>> reporter: sometimes news seems written on smoke that quickly drifts away. we've had so many weather disasters this year, there is little time to linger and listen for new life. but it's there, rising from the rubble. >> good boy. yes, you are. >> reporter: the storm that shattered kyle mahdi's home in joplin, missouri, last spring took everything but this water-stained wedding dress. >> it was all down the side where the zipper was. >> reporter: his fiance finally has a place to wear it. they've been living in the basement of his brother's house with four dogs, two cats, and another couple. diners where kyle works helped make this wedding day possible. >> some people would come in, buy a $7 salad, leave $100.
>> reporter: kyle thought bennett had all the food for free because he knows what it's like to be married in great tragedy. he met his wife carolyn after insurgents in iraq attacked her ride home from work. >> they killed everybody in the van. >> reporter: except carolyn, who was shopping for bread. but she found a note on her front door. >> it said, come back to work, you're going to get killed, or your family. >> reporter: donny, an army captain at the time, helped keep her safe. >> what were the first words of english that you learned? >> i love you. >> reporter: they moved to joplin after donny's father died and filled a block on main street with laughter and good food. named their new restaurant caldone's after a friend forced from the road back in iraq and shot in the back. >> when you see death on a scale that's not typically normal,
your priorities change. >> reporter: that's why the bennetts are building back their community one neighbor at a time. 70-year-old tina supports two daughters who lost their jobs in the tornado. her medical weight loss clinic was -- >> leveled. i mean, leveled. you see her standing there, just in disbelief. >> come up in his truck, pulled up as far as he could to the building and said, what can i do? >> reporter: donny gave her an office above his restaurant for free. >> he had a halo around his head. >> reporter: captain bennett won a bronze star in baghdad for continuous and dangerous hardship. but what happened to his hometown -- >> is worse than any devastation of war that i've seen. >> reporter: a dozen homes exploded around them, but the bennetts still stand. their business does, too. the change he had on n. his pocket when he left iraq.
>> it's stuck. >> i glued them to the floor. >> reporter: to remind his family every day of their good fortune. are you lucky that you survived or saddened that you had to go through all this? >> i don't feel lucky nor saddened. i feel blessed. >> reporter: like the wedding dress that survived the tornado. >> it's great to see her wearing it and to be here where we're at today. it couldn't be happier. >> reporter: on kyle and kelsey's big day the city sees something it needs as badly as rebuilding, a cry of joy and not pain. >> introduce you the loving couple mr. and mrs. kyle maddie. >> reporter: for "today," bob dotson, nbc news, with an american story in joplin, missouri. >> some of our greatest suffering comes our greatette
jill, good morning. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. they call them beast of burden because a race horse's career usually ends by the time he is 3 or 4, if they're lucky. but after life on the track they're in the race for their lives and the odds are against them. >> reporter: it's known as sport of kings, but beneath the tradition, glamour, and the thrill of horse racing, lies a disturbing question, what happens to all the four-legged athletes who can't make it all the way to the winner's circle? >> it's a huge problem to find homes for horses. if you just want to close your eyes and pretend you don't know where they went, that's a solution but it's not a solution for me. >> reporter: trainers like vladimir know the sad truth. many of these beautiful animals end up with owners who do not know how to care for them, or worse. >> one of the biggest nightmares that i have is that a horse that gave away as a pleasure horse to
someone, that person couldn't afford to keep him after a while and they sent him to the killers. >> reporter: that's where bonnie adams comes in. her non-profit organization works with trainers to find new homes for horses whose racing careers are over. >> when i found out that there was a problem that when horses leave the racetrack, so many of them had no place to go, i just felt i had to do something. >> reporter: adams has brought these horses from the high stakes, high-pressure environment of the tracks to the peace and quiet of sunny sand, marcos, california. looks like horsey heaven. but they're not just here on vacation. they partner with expert handlers like shannon in order to refrain these former racers for second careers. >> they can be a jumper or just a fletcher horse. >> you know, i think all horses want a job. i can see from my experience
they are happier if you have a horse standing in a stall they have bad habits, they're not happy. >> interesting because when people think about race horses the last thing i think that would come to most people's mind is, wow, i can just get on a race horse and most go down the. but you're training them for all ages. >> they're versatile. the thoroughbred is a very versatile breed. >> reporter: once they have adjusted to life off the track, adams makes sure that every horse is adopted into the right family. these two energetic mares ended up here in arizona. >> okay. >> reporter: veterinarian and polo enthusiast diego florez is hoping they will succeed in a completely new sport. >> we look to rescue animals in my clinic, and she definitely had the right one for us here. >> they haven't even hit their prime yet. so we believe by giving them some training, we give them a
value that helps them forever. >> reporter: for sequel and secret, a fresh start. for adams, a warm feeling that comes from helping horses enjoy productive lives long after the cheers from the grandstand have faded away. >> now, thanks to groups like trott, a second chance for a second life is possible but it's a non-profit. it's a very costly endeavor but so worth it when you see their next chapter. and so important. they're in a race for our entertainment and they deserve a second chance. >> and they're discarded at an age when they're babies. >> babies. and they have so many wonderful careers, as you can see, in so many different areas. >> too expensive then for the average person to afford. >> obviously they're very expensive but it doesn't mean they don't deserve a chance, especially when they make such wonderful pets and animals for people for years to come. they can live into their 30s. >> good thing you're drawing attention to it, as always. appreciate it. >> isn't it true that you're the
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we're back now with more of "today" on a wednesday morning. it's the 10th day of august, 2011. another big crowd gathering in our plaza. as always, we thank them very much for joining us. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry. savannah guthrnd al roker. you've been watching the market over the last several days you probably have financial whiplash. >> that's for sure. in fact, the fact is a lot of folks are worried about their retirement accounts, their children's 529 college accounts, money 911 team is going to have some advice. and we'll be answering your questions from skype,e-mail, and
the phone. >> it has really been a roller coaster. >> absolutely. not a good kind of roller coaster. >> no. >> also ahead, loving your body from the inside out. we're going to talk to one woman who had always been so proud of being plus size but she learned the hard way there's more of this than just how you look, i also your health so she went on a quest to lose some weight. she tells us her very personal story coming up. >> apparently you don't always have to spend a chunk of change if you want to get your hair color done. a celebrity stylish who comes on our broadcast so often is going to tell us how to choose the perfect color for your hair and your face and skin tone and to keep up with the latest trends. matt? >> choose the perfect color for your face -- your hair for your face. you're stuck with it. that's it. >> you know what i meant. >> let us go inside, natalie
morning after an american airlines flight hit severe turbulence tuesday while heading from miami to washington. the plane made an emergency landing in charleston, south carolina. three people are being held in arizona after police say a fake bomb was found in one of their carry-on bags at the airport in phoenix. police are not ruling out a possible connection to terrorism given the approaching tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. three women are facing up to five years in pris pleading guilty in what california prosecutors say was a baby selling ring. officials say they charged a dozen couples more than $100,000 to adopt babies from surrogate pregnancies. texas is now officially suffering its second worst drought ever. more than 90% of the state is in the most extreme stages of drought and forecasters don't expect much of a break until october at the earliest. on top of the lack of rain is the heat, and today dallas will be at or above 100 degrees yet
again for the 39th day in a row. and it's a soccer field of dreams for a young player from argentina. 7-year-old has signed on with the power house team real madrid, he will start training next month but won't be able to actually play professionally until he is 16. unbelievable for a 7-year-old. and if your girlfriend's favorite color is orange and you want to propose, what do you do? if you're one love struck man in china you and 48 of your friends dress up like giant carrots, of course, took him about three weeks to get the whole bunch to the and pop the question. she was a little bit embarrassed, she said, but said yes. so it worked apparently. hope she likes her carrots. four minutes past the hour. she will have really good eyes. thanks, natalie. let's seehaapt's hpening for today. we've got some strong storms moving through the lower h mississippi river valley. we're also looking at showers getting up and out of new
england. beautiful weather out west. temperatures in the low 70s in the pacific northwest. slight risk of strong storms later this afternoon on into this evening, down into the lower mississippi river valley. cooler weather throughout much of the great lakes with plebity of sunshine and temperatures in good morning to you. take a look at the golden gate bridge. you can actually see blue skies take ig shape above the top of the bridge. very little cloud cover left over in the city of san francisco. that's going to make for a gorgeous day in the city. temperatures right now, upper 50s. 59 degrees in san francisco. 68 degrees under abundant sunshine. kind of a treat. 79 in fremont and 79 in san jose. as we head throughout the next few days, we warm up but not by much. warmest day of the week is by friday. time now for "today's" money 911, we're answering some of
your big financial questions. this morning, also want to help you get a handle of all the volatility in the stock market. today financial editor jean chatzky is the editor of money 911. sharon epperson is cnbc's personal finance correspondent. and joining our merry band new to our panel, joe, the president of consumer education at smartcredit.com. thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> let's get right to it. skype. we've got betsy. she's from ohio. and she's got a question for you. good morning, betsy. >> good morning, everybody. i'm in my early 50s, and my husband is 60. how can we stay sane and still keep a long-term perspective when there is so much uncertainty in our markets? >> i think everybody has that a question. >> that's a great, great, question, betsey. i think the key is to keep that long-term focus in your sights at all time. you know when you need this money. you know if it's ten years down
the road or 20 or even 30, and that means you keep your short-term money in safer havens and other than that you just stop listening to all of the ups and downs that are happening every single day because they're going to drive you and everybody else a little bit crazy. you don't want to micromanage. we don't want to panic, because that's when we make really bad decisions. >> sometimes this is when you need someone else to step in and say, here, calm down. that's when you need a financial adviser, certified financial planner. this is your plan, you're going to stick to it. you can find great ones in your area. go to napsa.org. great places to find financial advisers. >> turn it down, just keep it on the "today" show and we'll be fine. >> exactly, don't turn us off. >> now we go to the phone. we have larry caiz calling in f brooklyn. >> hi, good morning. >> what's your question? >> my kids are still young but i'm already concerned about their 529 plans for college.
i'm wondering what the best bet is right now or better off just putting the money under a mattress these days? >> what do you say? >> quick question, how young is young? >> 4 and 6. >> so they got a pretty long horizon before college unless they're really, really brilliant. 529s are great when they work. however, they're tied to the market and unless you've been in the closet for the past three days the market has gone, the market has gone down. it can drive you absolutely nuts. so absolutely, if you are adverse to this type of risk and you don't like seeing red numbers in your portfolio put some of that money in a money market or a short-term cd because you're not going to see a lot of red when you're checking value. but your or rye horizon, you have to keep some of it in the market. 529 is not a problem right now. >> liz, good luck. okay. now we're going to go to skype again. we want to check in with steve. he's calling -- checking in from
fayetteville, north carolina. steve, how's it going? >> i'm good. how are you? >> great. what's your question? >> my question is, i'm about to enter a two-year college program with a projected cost of $14,000. my wife and i have about $19,000 in the bank, and after last week only about $4,000 in stocks. but we have no debt other than our mortgage. we may need some of that money though for living expenses. my question is, should i get a student loan or should i wait until our money runs out? >> sharon? >> my first question in ters of the money you have in the stock market was this money for retirement or money you always planned to use for education coming up? >> it's always been planned to use for education. >> it probably should not have been in the stock market in the last couple of years if you were planning to go to college right now. that is money you probably will have to take out of the stock market, as you said, that you will have to pay for. but i think the first thing you need to do is see if you can find free money and financial aid. fill out the application on the
department of education website, the form to make sure you can get as much free aid as possible and you can apply for a pell grant and those types of grants. the next thing is look attacks credit. see if you can get the hope scholarship credit. $2500. that is something to look for. free money from scholarships. when it comes to borrowing, really look at how much you're going to have to take out and make sure that your starting salary is more than the amount you're borrowing. that is going to be the key in terms of determining how much you want to borrow here. one of the things you're going to have to do in your case because you need this money right away, if you need it in five years your money should not be in the stock market. this is the time you may have to take it out. >> good luck. >> thank you. >> we're going to go to skype again. gayle from maryland. she's joining us with a question. good morning. >> good morning. >> and the question? >> i do. i just received some money as a gift from my mother when she sold some property. i would like to take $5,000 of it and put it somewhere for a
year or two until i need it for my son's education. right now it's just sitting in my checking account. what can i do with it? >> you have a great mom. >> really nice. >> great. >> here's the deal. as sharon just said, she needs this money in a couple of years so you don't want to put it at risk in the market. you can putted in a 529 and keep it siafe in that 529. maryland has a good plan and you can get a tax deduction for putting that money in there. it will save you some money, which is really helpful. >> great. >> thanks. say hi to mom, gale. now we're going to go to the phones. dawn is calling in from cincinnati. good morning, dawn. >> good morning. >> hi, what's your question? >> i had a credit card for the past ten plus years. and the company has progressively increased my annual fee from what was free to now it's $45. i got a few other cards which i also use and i pay all of the balances in full every cycle.
none of the other cards cost me anything to be a customer. i contacted the issuer. they won't wave the fee. i don't need the card sint i don't carry a balance. i think i should close the account but i heard it can hurt my credit score, especially since i've had the account for so long. should i just suck it up and pay the $45 or should i close the account? >> sounds like she's got a catch-22 here. >> dilemma that all credit card holders face. annual fee or do i close it and risk damaging my credit score? the issue at play here is the infamous debt percentage. it helps your credit score. if you close that, you're going to save the 45 buck, however you may damage your credit score at the same time. if you're applying for anything like a home or a car or anything down the road where you need every basis point in the rate because it means real money to you i would almost suggest, sucking it up, spend the $45 per year and maybe using the card
periodically, no interest, minimize your costs. you're in good shape. >> but if she's not going to get a home loan or a car loan in the next year, that's okay. >> dawn, are you going to be getting any -- >> yeah, i'm getting a car this year. >> that answers it. leave it open and wait until you close on the loan and then close the card. >> okay, thank. >> thanks a lot, dawn. one more, we've got our last question. it's an e-mail from patty who lives in new jersey. she writes, i was denied the making home affordable program and i am struggling to make my mortgage payment. i was denied because, quote, no default was imminent. i don't want to ruin my credit score. >> i looked into this. it is difficult because a lot of folks are in this same position. they are not in imminent default and are not going to get this modification program but there are other programs that make homes affordable to look into. perhaps refinance and the banks have their own requirement and their own programs to look into. she's not completely out of
luck. it's not a situation where you want to wait until you get into default to do something. there may be some programs out there for her. >> good advice. jean chatzky, sharon epperson and john, thank you so much for joining us. if you have more questions, good news, jeanne is going to be sticking around for a live web chat starting at 9:30 a.m. only on today.com. coming up next, loving your body no matter the size. why one woman says it almost killed her. later, hot looks for your hair. i'll be worried about that. we'll show you how to choose the right color, after these messages.
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urged women to accept their wait as is and be proud of their bodies. but after her own health scare when she was a size 18 she spreads a new message to women about what it means to be healthy and love your body. she has written an article in the current issue of "glamour" magazine. good morning, ladies. >> good morning. >> you had quite a dramatic tight to this article. "loving my body almost killed me." what did you mean by that? >> certainly not literally but a provocative title because it allowed me to ask a provocative question in my life. there was a question i was hearing a lot of women asked me in my work which was i'm all about loving my body and body acceptance but i'm not doing anything for my health. it allowed me to look at myself, here i am a thought leader in this space and what do i know about my own health. >> when you went to the doctor you had a wake-all call. >> i did. the whole question is loving my body almost killing me was really more about am i looking at the right areas.
and i'm used to equating weight with health. a lot of women are. they think thinless equals being healthy. when i went to the doctor to get a check-up to see where i was on the health barometer, she said i was a n. a pre-diabetic range. she gave me numbers. cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure. at my age, i'm 37 years old. all of a sudden it became very real for me that weight was just one factor in what i had to look at with my health, but there are a whole other areas, numbers, that i didn't know that i needed to know. >> and quickly, before we turn to cindy, you then did set out to lose weight, which i guess in your world given your work was somewhat controversial. >> the reason i wrote the piece was because weight loss was a part of my health awakening but not the whole purpose of my health awakening. it was looking at what i preferred now in my body, how i wanted to feel. it was looking at those numbers that i didn't know was as important. i had a small amount of weight loss that produced dramatic results but also my lifestyle. i exercised more frequently,
went to a psychotherapist to talk about my mental problems. i look at the emotional weight this is, all of it combined. >> cindy, why did you feel this is a story readers should hear? >> first of all because she is real leader in this area. women who are struggling with body image issues and struggling to feel good about themselves at any size, i have seen her as someone who can lead them forward. it was interesting to us to hear that she was saying, you know, i am this woman who has written a book called "life doesn't begin five pounds from now," fantastic title, but you know what, i might need to look at my weight if i want to be healthy. you know, i do want to say i think it's really understandable that women who may have a history of eating disorders and are really trying to feel good about their bodies for the first time are tempted to ignore the scale, not go to the doctor, stuff like that. really human impulse. you want to judge yourself by other things than just your weight. >> i'm curious as to what the response was from your readers and what you encountered, too, because i'm sure some women look
at this and say, you say it's about health, you're dressing up this issue, right, we're really telling you don't be fat and pretending it's because of health concerns. >> it was important for us that jess was looking at a whole rang nl of number, not primarily weight. it was about bringing down her blood pressure, her triglycerides, sugar level. she wasn't trying to get to a size four or six. >> were you worried about a backlash? >> of course. listen, my message is evolving. i've been working in this field for 17 years. when i started i told my story of recovery of a eating disorder as a teenager. now as a woman around the world, i see it around the country, it has a lot of women fearful of what they need to get healthy. and so i wanted to just reconstruct that and add a dimension to conversation. we need compassion and kindness for women out there to deal with their body images. >> cindy, what is your message? your readers struggling with being heality but reaching a weight realistic for them. >> the message for them is these
two things can go together. weight loss has been a third rail and self-esteem and body image communities. the idea is if we're okay with ourselves at any size we shouldn't be trying to lose weight. but if you do respect your body you have to. >> i loved my body to do this. there wasn't a time i felt like my life started. my life always started, it's just now deepening in health. >> it's coming from a place of love and respect for your body. always good to see you. talk to you soon. still ahead, if you need ideas for a family trip, we've got six unusual destinations. but first, these messa our dogs and cats may not have our eyes, our noses, or our ears. but they're still our family. and family deserves the best. new petarmor flea and tick protection. it has the same active ingredient as frontline, so it's just as effective against fleas and ticks, but costs about half as much. so, although the family resemblance may not be clear, your bond is unmistakable.
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phew! [ ernie ] we make our cookies the way only keebler elves can: with a little something extra. so every bite can be uncommonly good. good morning everybody. it is 9:26. i'm jon kelley. this morning two, men are behind bars and police are closing in on a third person they believe is responsible for shooting and killing a toddler near an oakland shopping center. that news comes on the heels of a vigil held in memory of little carlos nava. his mother was at the vigil and spoke about his son's chilling prem mow anything. >> translator: a week ago he said, mommy, i'm going to die. i said, don't say that. so i didn't want to let him out because i fear that he could be
good morning to you. well, what a treat we are getting right now in the city of san francisco. bay kbrar, low cloud cover, sun is shining through. you'll warm up to 68 degrees and warmer than it was yesterday. 86 degrees. kind of warm today in los gatos. we'll warm up as we head through the next couple of days. 90s across the bay. 87 on friday. breezy conditions on saturday. down to 86. let's check the drive with mike. south bay is clearing up for the most part. we see northbound, approaching he will camino real. approaching 280 and into mountain view. the rest of the commute is
recovering. 101, an accident but for the causing problems there. here is 880. northbound right at high street, at least one lane, maybe two lanes blocked by an accident. four separate tow trucks have yet to arrive. no major injuries. just major slowing here at high street. back to the maps, we'll show you the slowdown. 58 is a great alternate. slowing around the toll plaza and metering lights are. late traffic heading into the city because of the giants game. check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. another local update in half an hour. you have a great day.
♪ that is grammy winner enrique iglesias who sold millions of albums in english and spanish. he will be here a week from friday. wait until you see it. he likes it. >> matt and i like it. meanwhile, this friday, the country sound of popular zac brown band will entertain the crowd at rockefeller plaza. stop on by. >> as a reminder you can help pick one of band's songs. here's are your choice. "toes," "chicken fried," or "as
she's walking away ". cast your vote, text your song number to 622639, or vote on our website, today.com. >> all winners, no matter which song. meanwhile, coming up on "today," changing your look by changing your hair color. this morning's stylist to the stars is here. also, how to choose the right shades for your face and how you can do this at home if you don't want to pay salon prices. in "today's" kitchen, a simple shellfish super. not easy to say. >> easy to make? >> three times fast. >> we celebrate summer's bounty from the sea with light and flay fo flavorful recipes from oysters, mussels, and shrimp. >> shellfish. >> let's have a check of the weather. first of all, for today, risk of strong storms in the mid
mississippi river valley. sizzling heat. beautiful day in the great lakes. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. for tomorrow, nice and mild in the pacific northwest. risk of strong storms as the front sags south in texas and oklahoma and the plains. sunny and mild in the great lakes. the sizzling weather though continues for the southwest, texas, all of the way into the good morning to you. getting such a treat in the city this morning. take a look at this live shot from san bruno. we have clear conditions. a little bit of fog left over on your local bridges but clearing rapidly. 68 in san francisco. as a result, 70 in oakland and 86 degrees today in los gatos. we warm up as we head you through the next few days but not by much. we keep those 90s for the remainder of the week. 87 on friday and 86 on saturday. >> and that's your latest weather.
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♪ this morning in "today's" beauty the hottest trends in hair color. you've had the same look for years and if you're feeling a little bit flat, "today's" contributor and stylist to the stars is here. good morning to you. >> good morning, natalie. >> hair color is one of the things, it's the most obvious change you can make. there are a lot of new trends in hair color. >> hair color, fashion, fashion is always changing. it changes slower than perhaps skirt lengths or whatever the latest trend is, but it does change. you feel like yourself five years ago, i promise you you will look entirely different. >> i feel like i look the same. i feel like i have the same look. >> we'll talk about it. >> we're stuck in a trend. let's talk about some looks here that you are changing. first, we have julia with us. we'll look at what julia looked like beforehand. her hand was very long. that darkish brown.
but it was sort of lacking luster, right? >> absolutely. >> what did you do with julia? >> julia's hair was long but way too long so we gave her this great hair cut which automatically, opens up her face. much more youthful. she's young but she looks younger. i like it colorwise. cougar, by the way. >> are you a cougar? >> i made it a darker color. darker color is the hottest thing. think about it, kim car dakarda of course, the great kate middleton. >> richer, alive. >> this is the hottest color trend for 2011 and it will go into 2012. >> rich chocolate brown. gorgeous. >> the trick here is -- i did this at the salon, of course. but you can do this yourself at home for $15, $30, $12, whatever product you buy. these are semi permanent, nonammonia colors. what you should do is -- >> they're 2309 not gonlg a
damage your air. >> one shade darker than your natural color because you don't want to be opaque or goth. if your hair was shorter you can go darker because it shows the shape and shine of your hair cut. longer, slightly lighter on ends. >> the important tip, go one shade darker than your natural hair color. >> you don't want to be harsh. you want it to be beautiful ansy and everything. >> go get them, cougar. >> another look, lauren. let's see what she looked like before. there, also really long hair. a little bit drab, i think. >> right. >> especially when you see her, what she looks like now. she's like vavoom. >> and looks like lauren today. >> vibrant. amazing. that gorgeous coppery, fiery hair. >> now, red hair is certainly -- redheads, by the way, perhaps the most important trend that cannot be ignored.
>> right. >> has influenced every other color. the chocolate in her chocolate brown. put the gold in the golden blond that the next salon went to see. >> this is like a kristina hendrix, "mad men" look, emma stone, beautiful redhead. >> and she is a natural beautiful blond which we found out inreading the interviews. the blond is great but i feel more exciting as a redhead. look at me, i am a hot woman. >> how do you know if it's going to match your skin tone? as we see here on lauren, beautiful. she has the freckle complexion that goes with it. >> great point, natalie. when you have paler skin like lauren, you can pick any color red you want. if your skin has olive or sallow tones underneath, you should choose a darker auburn color. colors to be avoided, eggplant, burgundies, candy apple red.
they're so old, they're like forget about it. >> okay. >> copper, auburn, strawberry, those are the in colors. >> you can get the kits, you can do this yourself as well. with red, are there any extra tips? >> the thing about red is you do have to prepare that red fades quicker. but reds are easy to maintain. we have one here, i believe, that is a ten-minute color. this is a foam-in color which is great to use because the foam-in colors are neater. one of the problems with at-home hair color is you not only color your hair, you color your bathroom. >> and your forehead and ears. >> a little bit of that, extra step. you don't want to ruin the tile. you spend all that money on renovation, you want to keep the tiles great. >> finally. let's look at our last model and see how she was wearing her hair before. and all beautiful women, by the way, but they needed a little lift. that's what he is all about. >> right. you see here another beautiful
woman with the long hair syndrome. let's look at angelina today. >> gorgeous. >> there it is. great hair cut. even with the great makeup. and what i did here, this is the new blond. the new blond -- >> rich blond. >> right. but if you notice, it's more blond on the ends. much darker on top. it looks great. this all came from nmadonna. remember when madonna had the platinum roots. what it evolved to was a much more subtle graduation of dark to light, a little sun kissed. and this is where it is. and this is how hair color should look today. even if you do is single process color, by the way, do a slightly color here. the sun or oxidation will make it come lighter. >> what about the highlight kits because they are changing all the time. >> yes. this can be done at home as well. but with this one, i love this
one. this is one of my favorites. >> finger brush. >> put an applicator on your finger. what you do is put it exactly where you want it. the great thing is you don't have to start the highlights from the top. if you do start the highlights from the top, very few but heavier concentration of color on the ends. >> no more cap where's you poke the hair through. that's hard to do. >> the caps, too, were more for if i had my color and i wanted to be very, very blond. dated look. remember, highlights should always be -- relate to the natural color. >> exactly. >> if it looks frosted, gray. >> this hair color for all of them will out grow more natural. >> and they can keep it up themselves at home if they choose to. they can go to the salon and at home. >> great, as always. models, you look gorgeous. thank you so much. coming up next, the seafood feast in "today's" kitchen, but first, these messages. i'm good about washing my face. but sometimes i wonder...
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the best room. your kitchen. we're devoted to it, delighted by it, and you can feel it in everything we make. nobody knows the kitchen like kitchenaid. "today's" kitchen is brought to you by kitchenaid, the way it's mads. this morning in "today's" kitchen, what's for dinner? mussels into our meal for a summer seafood bonanza. mark murphy is here in new york. mark, good to see you. >> how are you? >> this is great. a good time for -- walking through. no problem. a good time for seafood. >> a great time for seafood. all year-round. >> now, tell me about these shrimp. i've never seen shrimp looking like this. >> why not? we just marinating them in thyme and garlic. you've got to get flavor on these guys. shrimp are good on their own but i like to put more flavor on
them. >> how long do you marinate for? >> put them in the night before. the marinades are important but don't put any salt on them before because the salt is going to draw out the moisture in the actual shrimp. >> not the citrus. >> the citrus, we cook it and then that's a whole other rest bee. >> and then you're done. >> grilling them up? >> grilling them up. season both sides. we're on tv but still got to make it taste good. >> absolutely. >> our crew wants to eat afterwards. >> so do you. >> absolutely. we're going to put these on top of a really nice salad. this is fennel. i love fennel. it's a nice summer -- it's just fresh, refreshing. >> sure. >> and we've got some scallions. these are the tops of the fennels. green olives. you don't have to always put them in a martini. you can put them in our salad. >> really? it's our director's 60th birthday. he's never had an olive without a martini. >> oh no.
this is a vinaigrette. these are great. i don't know if you've had these. as a kid i eat them as saltines, smoked oysters. i decided to make them into a vinaigrette. chop them up a little bit. put the juice in there. put a little sherry wine vinegar. a little bit of chili dplaflake. give the salad a little heat. and chopped parsley. mix it's up with a little olive oil, or maybe a lot of olive oil. you've got to make sure it's -- >> nice and moist. >> -- nice and moist, exactly. this makes a great, great salad dressing. you can always do it whole as well. never for get your salt and pepper. do you mind flipping those? >> no problem. these will cook pretty quickly? >> very quickly. you can do them inside on a grill like this or also do them outside. if you're going to do them outside i suggest you soak the skewers in water first.
you don't want them to burn. look at this salad. this salad, just very simple tossed. we're going to put the shrimp on top of that. i also have another salad i prepared over there. check that salad out while the shrimp are cooking. over here. these are mussels. steamed them with shallots and white wine. we have to pick all the mussels like that song on in the beginning. we've got red onion. we've got scallions. we're going to finish this off with basil leaves. >> you've got some beans. >> and beans in there as well. great white northerns. we've got some more chopped parsl parsley. a little bit of lemon juice and some olive oil. and this is a really, really nice salad. once again, we need the salt and pepper. >> salt and pepper? >> yeah. perfect. >> and this is just a great sal salad, a great starter. we serve this as a special a lot as our restaurant landmark. it's one of those salads -- >> great here in new york. >> i have two. one downtown and one uptown.
>> i've only been uptown because i'm an uptown kind of guy. >> that's okay, but we have to feed the folks downtown new york, as well. >> all those models and supermodels. >> that's exactly true. okay. let's dress this. let's put this one together now. >> okay. >> i'll move the mandolin so we don't hurt ourselves. we'll just put the salad right here. >> all right. >> put some shrimp on top of it. >> like that. >> voila. >> very nice. you have a fantastic seafood bounty that you've made, and everybody will love it. mark murphy, thank you so much. very nice. great to have. still ahead, having a family sleepover at an unusual location. we have great ideas for a fun get away. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
good food. hoda and kathie lee, what have you got coming up? >> discover the age old question, do blonds have more fun? i think we already know the answer. >> i'm going blonder, definitely, if you know what i'm saying. also, we have luke on that great country singer that we were talking about yesterday. shake it. >> country girl. >> especially if you're blond. yeah. >> asleep over at the national history museum. >> is mom making an appearance? >> no. >> maybe. >> oh, yes! yes! >> hey! >> and bowling later with our mothers in a couple of days. >> that's coming up, all after ns.yoew >>xa e ectly. ct
mcgrew joins us with the latest. >> that's why i'm wearing the black and blue tie. the dow is down 367 points. the fed said it would not raise interest rates but any economic high school class could figure that out. what you're seeing on wall street is the idea that the fed says we will not see a recovery until summer of 2013. dow industrials, 10,881. cisco announced in july it will lay off thousands. many layoffs have taken place. a full wrap-up for you john at 6:00. >> thank you very much. we roll into the local weather right now. meteorologist christina loren is here to tell us about it. >> well, the fog has rolled out of the city. as a result, 63 degrees in san francisco. warmer in the city than in san
jose. 61 degrees right now. a gorgeous day. i bumped up your daytime highs in the city. up to 72 degrees. gorgeous conditions, lots of sunshine for today. 81 degrees in fremont, of course. giants game at 12:45. up to 87 on friday, 86 on saturday. warmer but keeping the 90s off your extended forecast. the lines blocking 880 northbound at high street have cleared over the last hour and it's slow cominging off the castro valley y. an accident at the bottom of the screen, don't know if it's a north or southbound side. chp is not sure. the camera panned through the area, right in front of the coliseum itself, right behind the building. sigalert has been canceled. cupertino into mountain view, just cleared. >> thank you very much for the
captions paid for byn. nbc-universal television live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody, it's wednesday which we call winesday around here. august 10th and we're delighted that you're here with us today. >> yes. >> hi. >> hi. how was your birthday yesterday? >> it was a great birthday. >> so many people on the facebook. >> they were so, so, so sweet. >> they love you, hoda! >> my sister and my mom flew in yesterday and they were supposed to arrive at 3:30 in the
afternoon because of that terrible weather. >> we had a horrendous thunderstorm here. >> they were on the tarmac for many hour, but they made it and your mom, did, too. >> and they're here with us. >> look at them. >> looking so happy. >> that's your sister hala, and my mom joany. >> who is from dubai. >> and everybody wants to celebrate with you. >> yesterday we became barbie dolls. >> we sure did, and we asked you what you thought about bobby having the opportunity to dress up. >> make us over. >> and you overwhelmingly said yes, and i wore something i wouldn't normally wear, a pant suit. >> you looked amazing and you have legs that go up to your ears. >> i had mixed reviews. i admit. a lot of people didn't like it, but no, no. >> yeah. i don't know. >> i like it, because you work
it. >> just keep moving. if you're a moving target nobody can say anything. >> i think bobbi will do this for us once a week. >> we think so. it's a lot more work for her. >> but that's okay. >> not our problem. >> that's hers. everyone is having tough times right now, really, really tough times so we like to bring you the miraculous on occasion. there was a little 12-year-old boy pulled from the ocean -- >> get this, he was swimming with a church group and he was not a great swimmer and everyone acknowledged that. he gets pulled in by one of those rip tides. >> he was lost. >> all of the kids from the youth prayer group and they were praying because they didn't know where he was. imagine in the huge ocean they didn't know where he was and the rescuers went in there and look what they found. 20 minutes, you guys, under water. >> just finding him alone would be miraculous and he was in a coma for three days. >> the parents said they would be happy if he was just alive.
he might be a vegetable and may not be able to talk. >> three days in the coma, his eyes fluttered, okay? they couldn't believe he woke up and his parents said cough and clear your throat and he said i don't have to. >> when you've been under water for that long -- if there's a miracle. >> and actually putting sentences together and -- just the fact that he's alive is unbelievable and then that he can speak and he's cognizant and he's making sense. he's got a long road ahead, but now is not the time to stop praying and let's keep praying for this young man for a full recovery. >> isn't that amazing? >> that makes me cry. >> not as much as when jay gave you flowers. >> and he brought more flowers last night. the gifts kept coming. >> here's good news if you're in love for a long time. they say long-term love is not just a fairytale and they define
long-term love by ten years. >> they are amateurs! ten years? >> they say after ten years people say they're very much in love. >> what happens after ten more? >> let the's ask you. >> they assume that romantic love decreases over time. >> yes. >> so those figures were lower for couples in the second decade of marriage. wonder why? and then they bounce back. >> after the third decade. >> hang in there! hang in there! there is hope! >> there are fewer options later. >> nobody wants you anymore so you might as well stay with the one you've got. let's be honest. chickens are slim at that point and people start losing their teeth. you might as well love the one you're with. >> if you can't love the one you want, love the one -- >> that's a great song. >> if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're
with. unless they're your teenage children and they want to have sleepovers with their girlfriend or boyfriend at your home. >> how do you feel and your son or daughter walks in and the boyfriend who may live elsewhere wants to not just stay in the house, but sleep in the same bedroom with your child, your teenager or even your college -- who cares? your adult child. >> this is specifically teenagers, this study. >> i just can't believe we're asking the question and it was done by a dutch author and sociologist and they think differently over there. nine out of ten dutch parents said they would consider allowing it at age 16 or 17. >> i can't believe that. >> while nine out of ten american importaparents say no. >> i wouldn't let you and. >> do it at my house. i'm sorry. >> i wouldn't do it at my mom's house? i wouldn't do it. >> is that because she's here today? >> yes. >> i think there's something
weird about your child, but i know a lot of parents who say it's okay. they say i'd rather it be at my house and under my roof, but why would you want to have it under your roof? >> parents want to know where they are and what they're doing. i don't want to know if they're next door. you know what? i just -- i cannot believe that nine out of ten would say yes, absolutely. bring in a few more and let's have an orgy, too. where does it stop? speaking of where does it stop, more mature people although hoda does not want me to use the word elderly. >> no, just mature. >> there is a grandmother who was 83 years old and she decided that she would get breast implants. >> she does not look 83. she looks much younger than that. >> why not? if it makes you feel better and you want to get it i say go for
it. >> our mothers are here. mom -- >> they're not miked. >> joany, come on over here. come on over here, mom, i know you're mature, but you don't hear so well. come any stand right here, please. >> now, mom, my microphone is right here. you okay, joany? >> yes. >> mom, would you ever consider getting plastic surgery at this point of life? >> no. >> there's an 83-year-old lady that just got breast implants. >> i don't need them. >> there you go. >> sammy, what do you say, sammy? >> i don't think so. >> but you what? they don't need it. that's the thing. they don't need it. iy think if you need it -- >> what if you need it? >> you don't think there's anything wrong with it? >> no. >> they could do it. >> can i ask a very indelicate question? >> our mothers are here! what is it? >> all right. do it. >> what if a man who is having
erectile problems -- >> ooh! >> and? >> what if he could get some relief from that by having some surgery. how would that be, joany? >> i'm not against that. that can be a terrible situation. >> enough said! >> thank you, ladies. >> okay. bye! >> they need to get their own show. >> you got it? >> okay. >> bye, mom. love you! >> here's a shocker. i don't know if you -- >> what just happened? >> did you just ask our mothers about -- >> of course i did. i think it's important that you can talk to your parents at any age about everything. don't let your teenagers sleep together under your own roof. >> we could not believe the image we saw. arnold schwarzenegger was caught on sunday wearing a t-shirt that said i survived maria.
the t-shirt was designed last year, and he scratched out the date. >> he started at the date they were married, i guess. >> i think they were married in 1986 -- >> yeah. >> they were married a few months before frank and i were. can we ask the question? what was he thinking wearing that? because he knew he was going to be photographed. he was outside working out. >> he's got his own gym and he could have gone there and had an inside joke. it doesn't help his image at all which makes people who didn't like him, like him less, you know? >> and then he was caught smoking a stogie in austria, which is his home country and it's completely against the law to smoke indoors. it's almost, like -- >> what are you doing? >> yeah. >> we had a joint birthday lunch. >> yes, we did. >> jim bell was at the table, ann curry, natalie.
>> everybody was there. sarah. great restaurant. fabulous food. rose ana was there with us and megan put it on for us. >> megan cobb. >> we blew out the candles and we brought that cake and we're still barbie dolls. >> we are! >> thank you so much, everybody, for coming to that. >> speaking of photos. >> yeah. >> does do yours make you say what the what? >> see what happens when a brunette goes blond all of the way and find out if blonds have more fun? >> what do you think? kind of looks like it. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> there it is. ma[ le announcer ] heard this one?
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so they can focus on the day ahead. keeps 'em full... keeps 'em focused. keeps 'em full... we've all heard that blonds have more fun, but is it really true? >> for my mother it is, but helen stern, a lifelong brunette conducted an experiment, taking a walk on the blond side. let's take a look. >> my name is holland, i'm 31 years old. i've always been a brunette. i definitely think that blonsd, when they're walking around in
the street, definitely they get more stares. do blonds have more fun? i don't know, but i will let you know. okay, the first test, let me see if anyone helps me pick up papers off the floor as a brunette. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i'm going ask for directions to central park. let's see if anybody low pressures a brunette. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ bell ] >> the third and final test, we'll hail a cab and see if a cab stops for brunettes. [ buzzer ] [ buzzer ] >> still no cab.
oh, i guess not. [ buzzer ] >> i am thinking that people will be a little nicer when i'm a blond. i can't wait to find out. >> i'm really nervous. bye, brown hair. ♪ ♪ >> i'm finally blond. ready to take on the world now. >> same place, new look. i'm a blond now. let's see what happens. [ buzzer ] [ buzzer ] [ bell ] >> definitely been geing a lot more stares. ♪ ♪ [ bell ] [ bell ] [ bell ] >> i love being a blond. definitely getting so much more
attention as a blond. ♪ [ buzzer ] >> sometimes it's hard to get a cab in new york city, so when all else fails, my husband will take me blond or brunette. bye. >> all right. helen is back and she's a brunette and she's here along with kate white, the editor in chief of "cosmo" magazine and author of "the sixes." so your conclusion was that you got more attention, but you didn't get more help as a blond. >> actually, no. not much more help at all. >> what is wrong with people, by the way? you're dropping all your stuff and nobody helps you. >> nobody was helping. >> they watched. some people giggled, but nobody was helping. i was actually shocked. >> wow! >> but definitely more stares. >> is it true that a 17-year-old boy did try to pick you up? >> that is true. >> things were moving in the right direction. >> wait, there's something wrong
with that. >> how did that make you feel? >> uncomfortable. it was strange because it had never happened before, but i went to grab a bite to eat after i got my hair done, as soon as i walked into the place it was a 17-year-old boy and he was with a bunch of friends. >> interesting. >> he tried to pick me up. >> i was with my son. >> he was just, like, hey. >> i was and, like, this is just not right. >> what did you guys find out? your magazine conducted a poll? blonds versus brunettes. >> our perception as a culture, we think blonds get more attention and they're seen as sexier and more fun loving and yet only about 50% of the women who are blond said they felt that in reality and only 30% who dyed their hair blond said they got more attention from men. >> did you feel sexier as a blond? did you feel better? >> it was tough for me because i lost the length of my hair, and
it was a shock and i was blond and i had short hair. >> and now you're going back to being a brunette and that's because your husband was not happy with the attention. >> he was not happy with the attention with the stares in the car with him and he prefers me as a blond, and -- >> brunette, sorry. >> in the magazine,kate, when you have a blond versus a brunette on do you notice that sales are different depending on who is on the cover? >> it's interesting. with celebrities, and we did more model, the blonds always won. >> you sold more copies. >> when it's a blank slates and you only have appearance to go by, i think blond can be enticing and brunettes sometimes seem mysterious to us. >> isn't that appealing as well? >> the sales were definitely with the blonds. >> and it didn't matter if it was a celebrity blond. >> with celebrities it did matter and we know them and
we're judging them on who they are. >> interesting. >> thank you very much. we hope things work out with you and your husband. >> thank you. >> and all of the best with your new novel. >> coming up next, another edition ofhe weird. >> and the weirder. we'll take a look at your "what the what" snapshot, and first these messages. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. and celebrex is not a narcotic. when it comes to relieving your arthritis pain, you and your doctor need to balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen, and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning.
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and we are back, everybody, with "what the what." that's right. sarah sifted through all of the photos you sent and she's here with the ones that stopped and made her go, what? >> the first one is from elizabeth from colombia missouri. if it's not bob's, whose is it? our next photo sent by samantha vogel from highpoint, north carolina. do you think they're trying to tell us something? >> religion and family finances.
>> it's smart to have them close to each other. >> kind of -- a little awkward to look at, though. somebody's dropping the ball or the book. next up from chris brewer from golds borough, north carolina sent us this photo, that sounds messy. >> oh, my god. that is nasty. >> i'm not the only family who has that. >> dogs training to smell up bombs, but i didn't catch that for the first three reads. blonds are coming back full force. next from one of our security guards eddie may. this seemed appropriate for your hour. >> that's in front of my house. >> i thought it looked like you a little bit. >> wait a second. he saw it and he instantly dropped everything to take a picture. we had a photo from laura campbell from georgia. can't say they didn't warn you. >> those who throw objects at the crocodiles will be asked to
retrieve them. >> play by the rules. >> finally, jennifer from nashville, tennessee, submitted this photo. you are only allowed to park here 24 hours a day. any other time, not going happen. >> that means only for one day, not park it there for a week. >> 24-hour parking only. >> after the 24 hours are over you take your car away. usually for two hours, three hours. >> 24 hours. >> it is clear! >> you can't park here 25! >> stop arguing! >> still to come, we'll find out what you know about school trivia, because you what? we're playing "who knew". >> kitchen gadgets and they can do without me. >> luke brian singing a song. ♪ ♪ oh, yeah ♪ imagine that ♪ imagine sunshine always shining ♪
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70s making for a warm day. lots of sunshine. ton of sun in san francisco. we usually have to wait until noon and 2:00 p.m. nice and clear as a bell already. 72 degrees already. 81 in fremont and san jose. if you're looking for a warmup, we have one for you. 86 degrees on saturday. those will be your best beach days. temperatures in the mid-70s right at the coast. let's see what it looks like if you're hitting the highway with mike. the roadways are fine but i have to start with tragic news for the rails coming in recent leave. cal train, the entire system is stopped in both directions because -- at approximately 10:00 a.m.a. southbound train hit a female passenger. emergency personnel are on the scene. trains are stopped in both directions. highway 101, moving up and down the peninsula is your option if you're hitting the roadway as
achb an alternate. still waiting for clearing for 580 and antioch. jon? >> for the latest traffic and weather and news updates, check out nbc bay jar m new facebook. join us tomorrow morning starting bright and early at 4:30. we're back on this wipes day and it's time to play "who knew." the kids are about to go back to school and we'll play some trivia. kathie is at the nbc experience store and she's ready to hand out 100 bucks to those who answer correctly and to those who don't get her cd. aren't they lucky? editor in chief of "family circle." these aren't going to be difficult, difficult questions, but they're about movies, right? >> i think they're easy, but let's see if they get them right. >> some lovely people visiting from wisconsin. all right. which adam sandler is the following clip from?
>> oh, back to school. back to school to prove that i'm not a fool. >> you know that one? >> no idea. >> you know it? >> oh, my gosh, no. they didn't know it. neither do i. they didn't each get the choices! >> oh! all right. >> i'm sorry. i'm getting old, all right? >> was it "happy gilmore," "little nicky," "or the waterboy." >> they don't know it it, hoda. >> they don't know it. >> the correct answer "billy madison." 1995 and remember he played a slacker who had to go back to school so he could take over his bad dad's business. >> one of his first while he was still on snl. >> where are you from, sweet sne.
>> i'm from south florida. how much money was spent last august 2010 on back to school clothing $$15 billion, $11 billion, or 50 billion? you'll have to take a wild guess. >> c? >> good guess. very good guess. >> i find that -- $7.4 billion? that's shocking. >> right? you know, it's the biggest time for back-to-school shopping. if you figure everyone's doing the shopping in the beginning of the year and another 2 billion at bookstores and is up mrieps. >> back across to kath. >> this lady is from oregon. which high school did the student of "saved by the bell attend? >> valley high. >> or bayside high school. >> the second one? >> she'll love this little lullaby album.
>> the correct answer is d, bayside high school, correct? >> "saved by the bell" is still on re-runs. >> look at mario lopez. it's so weird to see these guys all grown up. that was a huge hit. >> it covered real-life teen issues and dating and all of that. >> back across to kath. >> north of toronto, i don't know if you'll understand this. true or false, 100% of schools in the u.s. have internet access. >> did you say 100%? >> false. >> good girl. i mean, wrong! >> okay. >> i kind of thought she was right. >> so 100% of the schools have internet access it doesn't mean they have the computers and things like that. >> oh, they do. in fact, this has been for the past few years that 100% of schools have internet. it's a three-to-one ratio of students to computers and 91% of the computers are used for educational purposes.
i was surprised, too. >> i'm shocked because i remember in new orleans all of the kids didn't have computers or the schools didn't. back across to kath. >> the movie "ferris bueller's day off" celebrated a special birthday this year. what year was it is movie released? >> 1987, 1984, 1989 or 1986? >> '87? >> oh, you are so close! too bad. you get my cd. >> the correct answer there 1986. >> can you believe that? >> no! >> i can't believe it. >> unbelievable. >> are they going remake that one, too? >> matthew broderick became a household name after that. >> thanks a lot. we really appreciate it. >> kathie lee will come back across the street and how about a night at the museum or maybe you want to sleep with some fishes. anyway, we have some fun family fun adventures coming up right after this. been taking an antidepressant.
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if snoozing aboard a submarine or waking up next to a lion sounds farfetched, think again. -- you take it. the old one came over from the street. >> family sleepovers around the country that are both ed entertaining and educational. lisa from off beat slumbers for families and kids. it could be fun for sleepovers for young kids. >> and birthday parties. >> it's all over, please. >> let's start off with the american museum of natural history. that is an interesting place. >> it really is, and that is where "night at the museum" was filmed and 40,000 people have slepted overnight at this museum. it's fantastic. >> is it clean? >> it is immaculate because you have to take care of all these gorgeous dinosaur bones. very high-cleaning standards. >> you bring a sleeping bag and they give you a cot, you sleep
in the hall and take fossil tours by flt flashlight and you get to see behind the scenes stuff that you would never see during the day. >> san diego zoo, safari park and another place. >> you're camping overlooking an east african plain. >> that would be cool, i've got to admit. >> you would love this, kathie lee. >> with electricity and with clean beds. so if you don't want to really rough it you could have creature comfort. >> those guys stay out of the tent unless they're invited? >> it's called roar and snore. so you will hear roaring while you're snoring. >> they have elephants and all that cool stuff and of course, s'mores by the campfire. >> let's head to the interpartial spa museum in d.c. >> so kids learn how to be spines they're not going do this all night long and it ends at
11:00 and then it's lights out. they will learn the art of the spies and they will learn how to crack codes and they will discover a mole in their midst. by the time the sun comes up they'll identify the mole. >> are these affordable for families? >> what we're talking about today ranges from $50 to $129, but it's an entire package that includes deluxe lodging on the floor of the museum, but a light meal, breakfast the next morning and behind the scenes, very special chance to do things that ordinary visitors would not be able to do. >> how about your house in mystic, connecticut, get some piz pizza. >> when kids go, they get ed kaishl fun. they can choose which tank to sleep next to. there are marine-themed crafts and you can sleep by the shark, if you want. the beluga whales.
>> kids just love being with other kids. >> with other kids. >> believe it or not, grandparent goes on this, too. >> i don't think frank would enjoy any one of these. >> they are very popular gifts to give at christmas time. a family might decide to do this in lieu of exchanging gifts. >> let's go to seate, washington. >> this is a great, great science center out there that allows you, the pacific science center. this one is the least expensive one $50 and up. you can tour the butterfly garden and they have dinosaur exhibits and you're also doing experiments and disney family fun loves it when learning is also an educational opportunity. so these are transform tiff experiences and they get psyched about science for years. >> you talked us into it. >> the national aquarium in baltimore is a really good spot. >> you can swim with the dolphins there. >> not swim with them, but look at them. >> up next, the hot kitchen
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♪ ♪ and on "today's kitchen," we're getting saucy with kitchen gadget, everything from a must-have ice cream maker to a traveling grill. >> and he's host of "america's test kitchen." >> can you say traveling girl or grill? >> grill. i didn't know what this segment was -- we also have a pink problem. >> you look fetching. >> i made the mistake. >> no, no, no. what have you got, big boy? this will be a tough morning. we have an electric ice cream maker which means you don't have to put the container in the freezer overnight because it's all here. it has everything right there. it turns on. what's nice is it's well made.
it's compact. >> what are you putting there. >> i'm putting a custard base, eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla. >> you're making vanilla ice cream. >> put that on top. >> how long does that matake? >> it takes 30 minutes. >> this is well designed. it's nice and thin. also makes a nice round of ice cream. >> you still have to use elbow grease. >> for 20 bucks, rosealie. >> this is the best thing i've ever brought on your show. >> what? it's got wine involved, i bet. >> it could. this is the t-rex collapsible cooler. okay? it has wheems on it and has a handle on it. >> yes! >> it has -- this comes out, it has air for insulation which means it keeps everything cool, okay? put the stuff in.
we have some soda, put it in the bottom and it also comes out for cleaning and the top comes off and you can grab a beer. >> clever! >> how much does that cost? $65. >> i will pay you in advance for it. >> they're $200 and $300. it has a top which is great because you can grill roast a whole chicken. it will take a whole chimney starter with coal and it is also a bargain at 35 bucks. >> 30 seconds. >> very quickly, if you want to make your own sesettler water this, is the penguin -- >> i said nothing. >> this is what you want to do. it has a huge co2 cartridge and someone has to work the beak up and down. keep doing it. >> for half an hour! >> it will make a noise. okay. >> done. >> you just can't eat cabbage.
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hoda's got a lot of tan lines. >> when you get a tan line on a talegate it's even more special. >> i see you're carrying something. >> to shake it properly, you've got to have -- i know you all drink a lot of wine. >> no, we don't. just a sip or two here and there. >> we have tons of these on the bus. >> are they sponsoring your tour? >> maybe. >> take it away. here he is. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪