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all for you. i am the new rhyme by htc. only from verizon. good morning. rising good morning. rising rage. the occupy wall street protest spread worldwide sparking fires and fueling ugly clashes between riot police and demonstrators in one city. we'll have a live report on the violence. newborn death mystery. authorities want to know how a baby died on a carnival cruise ship. investigators have detained a young woman. what happened to the enfant? we'll have the latest. and star-studded celebration. it's the concert for bill clinton. from barbara streisand and lady gaga and usher and kenny chesney. we'll have the highlights from
hollywood. today is sunday, september 16th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television good morning. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolf. can you imagine being in a room with lady gaga and barbara streisand? what do you talk about? >> you have to say former president in the room as well. this wasn't a birthday bash for president clinton. this was for the tenth anniversary of his organization. usher started things off. he got stars going on the stage and in the seats. we'll show you some of the highlights just ahead. also, the south pole mission to save the sixth scientist who suffered a stroke. she's now waiting for a plane to evacuate her. we spoke to the scientist yesterday. there are some new developments, and we will bring them to you in
just a moment. plus, there's been a surprise new twist in the case of john wayne gacy. he was the serial killer who dressed up like a clown. authorities are working with new clues to his notorious crimes that could uncover even more victims. then we'll look at some of the hottest stories that have gone viral. there's mel gibson. what is a physical low hollywood superstar saying about the controversial actor? we'll tell you that and oh so much more coming up. >> ended in a man hug, so had to be a good thing. >> did you say man hug? >> man hug. >> i have never heard you say that before. >> there's never been a moment to say it. that clearly was. let us get started, first, with those demonstrators in new york. they descended on times square saturday in another sign that the movement may only be growing. nbc's mara has more. good morning. >> reporter: jenna, good morning. it was like new year's eve in
times square yesterday. thousands gathered for what had been dubbed an occupation party, and those crowds surprised even organizers themselves who thought the entire event would be over in an hour. an hour after it started, crowds were still pouring in carrying signs, chanting things like banks got bailed out, we got sold out, in continued protests against big banks and corporatio corporations. now, 92 people were arrested yesterday in new york. police say that some were taken into custody for charging police barriers in times square. two officers were injured in times square. one with a head injury. one with a foot injury. they have both been treated and released. by and large the protests that took place in new york and around the country you were peaceful. they were nelled a global day of protest in support of the occupy wall street movement. >> thank you. now here's lester. >> jenna, thanks. from the protest to the xaen and beyond, a lot of politics to get to this morning. david gregory is moderator of nbc's "meet the press."
good morning. >> thank you, good morning. >> this occupy wall street movement seems to be embracing at least one political message and that's the protesters are calling for the wealthy to pay more tacks. should we look for the bottom campaign to embrace that message as it takes a stretch in november? >> certainly it's going to dovetail fewsly into a big message that the president is saelg saying is that the wealthy should pay more. he has picked up that banner of going out for wall street and the banks. talking about the unfairness that a lot of protesters are complaining about, unfairness in the economy and the tax code and the ways of wall street with bank fees. i think the president is in a mode right now where he would like to get out in front of this parade and harness some of this energy. >> meantime, for the republicans who want to unseat him, it's all about money right now before it gets down to all about votes. mitt romney raised $14.2 million in the third quarter from july to september. he spent, though, more than $12 million. he is facing, obviously, a tough challenge from the perry campaign, but also herman cain. is this a sign that romney might
be in some trouble? >> well, he is going to have to continue raising a lot of money because that number from rick perry is significant. he may not have stated himself in the race or found his voice, but there's about 15 million reasons why is he still in this race, and a lot of that money is going to be directed at really hammering romney on whether he is a real conservative. romney is going to need to raise plenty of money to play defense mostly in a republican primary as this thing moves forward. part of his strategy, of course, whim 50i78 sure he would like a quick knockout is to be able to be the last man standing after a long contest. again, money is going to be key for romney. >> then you have herman cain raising only $2.2 million. he has about $1 million on cash on hand. for a guy like this who is at the top of the polls to capitalize that, how much money does very to raise quickly? >> i think he has to do a lot better. you can't run a hand-to-mouth campaign and stay on top of the polls. there is a campaign
infrastructure you need. you have to be able to get on the air. campaigns take a lot of money. now, a lot of people don't like that, but that's still where we are. herman cain, understands that. he is also a businessman who understands that if you can't sell the product, you can't ultimately prevail. he is getting a lot of attention. he has got the popularity at the moment, so where are the donors? large and small, where is the grassroots support from the tea party when it comes to people actually contributing to his campaign? that's going to be a test of viability as he moves forward. >> i want to talk to you about a story that crossed across the a.p. and the u.s. and iraq. the u.s. was thinking about keeping troops past the year-end deadline. now there are signs that maybe they will come out. that would essentially end eight years of involvement in iraq. a historic turning point. what do we know about the reality of this? >> well, i think the administration is still going to have some careful consideration about whether there's any sort of residual force, and that will be something that is done in negotiation with the iraqi government, but to have no force
there whatsoever puts us in a potentially precarious situation if things turn for the worst there, and that's always been the thought of the administration that there would be some forces that would stay behind even past the deadline, so i think this is something to watch very closely. >> all right, david gregory, thanks very much. >> thanks, lester. richard lui is at the news desk now. he has more of today's top stories. good morning. >> good morning to you, lester. good morning, everyone. we'll start more on the protests that have spread worldwide. kier has more on that. good morning. >> good morning, richard. organizers estimate there are -- i count about 14 tents here. there are very few police. there were some altercations with police yesterday where protesters tried to get closer to the london stock exchange, and then when the police tried to move these protesters on, that was as of nothing compared with the clash that is took place in rome, italy, where it's estimated hundreds of thousands
of protesters were on the streets. a small group road away and started smashing bank windows. the police responded with tear gas and water canon. i'm afraid there were some serious injuries both amongst protesters and amongst the police. having said that, there were protests all around the world and in the main herp peaceful. >> thank you so much with that. now to the fbi who is investigating the death of a newborn found aboard a carnival cruise ship. nbc's jay gray is following that story for us, and, jay, what's the latest on the mystery? >> hey there, richard. it is quite a mystery. still a lot of questions unanswered in what is an ongoing investigation this morning. we do know that an fbi evidence response team boarded the carnival cruise ship dream yesterday as it returned to port can avral, florida. agents were called in to gather evidence after a crewmember found a dead newborn in one of the cabins of that ship last wednesday. the ship was docked in st.
martin at the time, and police there were advised of the discovery. a 20-year-old passenger that was on the island was detained and remains in custody this morning. there federal agents will not confirm the woman is the baby's mother. all they are saying this morning is that the child's mom is not from florida and has not returned to the u.s. at this point. still a lot of things to go through and a lot of evidence they're trying to maintain there. >> a difficult story. jay gray, thank you. now to efforts to evacuate a sick u.s. scientist from the south pole have been delayed due to a storm. nbc's ann thompson has more on the woman's fate. good morning, ann. >> good morning, richard. the weather is now the biggest obstacle in renee nicole's way to a hospital and treatment for what is believed to be a stroke. the temperature at the south pole station is around 72 degrees below zero, and a forecast of snow are keeping the cargo planes that would carry her out grounded. those planes are actually six hours away from dusur at the
base. these are not special rescue planes planes, but, rather, regularly scheduled cargo planes due to drop off supplies now that the weather is warming up in antarctica. it is spring down there. she's very angry that the -- they refuse to send a special rescue flight when she suffered this suspected stroke seven weeks ago. they said her life was not in danger, and in an e-mail she sent to friends last night her frustration with the weather and her employer are front and center. she writes, "i know the weather is fickle and harsh in antarctica, but there are weather windows that open up where it is possible to fly in for a rescue evacuation instead of just leaving people at remote locations until regularly scheduled flights start under the pretext that it is not life-threatening or appears to be stable. these are all excuse to cover up the fact that they did not have the will to even make an attempt." she says the stroke left her with blurry vision and now she
jumbles her words and can't do basic subtraction. she's a nuclear engineer by training. three women are dead and four other people are injured after a personal watercraft collided with a boat saturday in a los angeles reservoir. now, the women were riding on the personal watercraft when it crashed into the motor boat. the u.s. is mining for gold in japan. at the world gymnastics championship in tokyo. the u.s. women have swept the first three gold medals. california's mick aila maroney says it shows they are the best. a quick roundup of stories. queen elizabeth arrives on wednesday. the royal visit is likely to reignite debate on whether australia should become a republic. apple plans to celebrate the life of steve jobs on wednesday at his headquarters in cupertino, california. he died this month at age 56 after a long battle with
pancreatic cancer. harold camping says the end of the world will happen on friday. here's something else to look forward to. not the end of the world. the world's population is expected to hit a record 7 billion by the end of this month. and then, finally, for you spain's running of the bulls has scrolled into an arizona town. a couple dozen bulls challenged 200 runners to stay in front on this quarter mile track. this run uses rodeo animals with dulled horns. a few runners tripped, but no one was seriously hurt. i did the running of the bulls. that was definitely the strolling of the bulls. >> you did the running of the bulls? >> i did do that. i was crazy. i was younger, too. >> how did you do? >> i didn't get gored. i was in the middle of the pack. >> yours didn't have the dull -- >> no dulled horns. you saw those -- >> they weren't manicured down. >> they were running much faster, too, than these that we saw there. >> we do a whole segment on this. we should know about people. >> let's recap richard's news. the world is going to end on friday. there are 7 billion people, and
richard runs with the bulls. >> and still lives to tell. >> still lives to tell about it. >> had we known. >> any big things you've done? >> nothing as exciting as that in the weather today. no, it's pretty quiet around the country, but we do have a few trouble spots to talk about. showers across the ohio valley. some moderate to heavy rain over south florida due to a stationary front, and unsettled weather over the rockies too. clouds and showers up around boise and helena, montana. there is a cold front tampd to a low pressure system going across the nation's midsection. south of that it's hot. record highs expected today around atlanta. well, good sunday morning to you. we are seeing a chance of scattered showers through the morning to about midday. you'll notice temperatures running a bit more cool. highs today in the 60s to mid 70s inland. again, the best chance of showers for the first half of the day, areas north of san
francisco. especially tomorrow. we'll see a brief warmup and more cooling. maybe more north bay showers tuesday into wednesday. now here's jenna. >> all right, janice, thank you. zirchlg as the economy continues to struggle, more and more banks are stepping up their fees. an extra financial burden that has many seeing red. nbc's john yang reports. >> reporter: as retiree on a pension, jerry and doris watch their pennies, so they were angry when their bank told them about a new $15 a month maintenance fee. more than the interest they were earning. what did they do with the letter? >> that's it. good-bye. >> reporter: account closed. the result of the rising cost of keeping your money in a bank. according to bankrate.com, last year 65% of non-interest checking accounts were free. now fewer than half are. over the same period maintenance fees shot up 85% to more than
$52 a year, and the minimum balance required to avoid those fees, more than doubled to $585. >> consumers, quite honestly, have had enough. they are nickelling and diming consumers to death. >> reporter: bankers blame congress that cap their fees on debit cards and overdrafts. >> we're going to start losing money on checking accounts, and so, therefore, we had to raise revenue, and, unfortunately, this time on the customer in order to have that product for customers. >> reporter: there are alternatives. analysts say that on-line banks, small regional or community banks and credit unions sometimes offer higher rates on deposits, lower rates on loans, and lower or even no fees at all, but there could be drawbacks like limited atm networks and fewer or no local branches, and then there's the pain of uprooting your financial life. >> honestly, people say leaving a bank is like getting a divorce. there's so much paperwork, so much hassle involved. >> this couple moved money to a
credit union. was it worth the trouble? >> i think so. >> also the principle of the whole thing. >> yes. >> reporter: a conclusion more and more people may soon be reaching. for "today" john yang, nbc news. up next, the all-star concert for bill clinton right after this. concert for bill clinton, right after this. happy birthday to you. happy birthday to you. happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday to you. and my wish is for a world with less cancer, and more birthdays. happy birthday.
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i have more than a thousand fidelity experts working with me so that i can work one-on-one with you. it's your green line. but i'll be there, every step of the way. call or come in for a free portfolio review today. it wasn't the oscars or the grammys, but the party that hollywood threw for bill clinton and his foundation had plenty of star power, richard lui is back for that. >> the place to be last night and ticket prices ranged from $50 to $5,000, all to toast the former president in a gala tailor made for tinsel town. >> with the celebrity heat performing on stage, this was more like a hollywood awards show than birthday party. it wasn't just any birthday being celebrated. bill clinton's 65, and this rock
star celebrated with rock and roll royalty. stevie wonder, kenny chesney, usher, lady gaga, and edge and bono. all turned out to perform. they were all there to promote and support the clinton foundation which focuses on improving global health, building world economies and promoting environmental qualities. >> in a world where people look for heroes that make a difference, none is bigger than bill clinton. >> reporter: a classic clinton affair, partying and philanthropy combined in a grand event. bill clinton does, indeed, love a party and his relationship withxd hollywood is legendary. even though he's been out of office for over a decade, he's managed to maintain his political star power and stay in the hollywood spotlight. i'm the only person in history
who got to be president and had axd post presidential birthday party attended by both lady gaga and the secretary of state. >> on this evening, he moved seamlessly between the two. and made all the music and fanfare however, the guest of honor made it clear, this was about more than just him. >> nobody climbs any ladder alone. and we are not ever going to build this country by telling people they are on their own. we have got to do america and the world together. >> reporter: and at age 65, bringing artists and celebrities from around the world together for a common cause seems like a good start. and the family was in on the act as well. daughter chelsea, wife hillary, there for the three-hour celebration. lester. >> thank you. we'll take a break and be back with more after these messages.
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good morning to you. looking live from our san bruno mountain camera. it's bouncing around just a little bit. a breezy start to the day. i'm kris sanchez. thanks for joining us on this sunday morning. rob mayeda has a full look at your forecast. >> we're seeing some interesting weather this sunday morning. we have areas of drizzle along the coast courtesy of low clouds. you can see mid-level clouds that have been firing up. some thunder offshore over night. some of this will drift over the area giving us showers, especially around the north bay. 50s through about 8:00. then by noon, we'll see 60s to
low 70s. notice a chance of lingering showers there for the north bay. high temperatures, 60 to mid 70s for this afternoon with partly cloudy skies clearing out towards the evening. tomorrow, temperatures warming up. high pressure briefly strengthens. toward the middle part of the week, seeing some cooling and maybe more north bay showers early wednesday. and we are following developing news in oakland this morning where the homicide rate remains on the rise after a deadly night of violence. to men are dead. police are now searching for the four suspect who is shot them. the shootings happened in the 1300 block of macarthur boulevard near park boulevard. investigators are releasing few details, and there is in information right now about two men who were killed. we have yet to get descriptions of the suspects from police. the occupy wall street movement has gone global. yesterday, it was on the streets of oakland. about 2,000 people marched to
speak out against corporate greed, joblessness, and cuts to social programs. not far away, governor jerry brown was at a fundraiser. he had a different take on what's going on. >> well, i like to communicate my own message. i'm speaking to you, and i'll tell you what i think. i do think that the unemployment and the foreclosures are directly caused by the people who extended mortgages improperly, fraudulently, and in many cases illegally. >> also leading the charge yesterday was actor danny glover. the march was organized by moveon.org, but dozens of laboring community groups also participated. today is steve jobs' day in california as declared by governor jerry brown. a memorial service will be held today in his honor at stanford university. some of silicon valley's biggest names will attend. the service is invitation only. another memorial is planned for apple employees on wednesday at
cupertino campus. coming up at 7:00, we'll have the latest on the search for a gunman who turned a san francisco landmark into a crime scene overnight. that and all the day's top stories, plus more of that weather forecast coming up for you in just 30 minutes. right now, here's back to the "today" show. de muni every day. i enjoy it the most when i'm with sidney. she doesn't notice that it's too crowded or that it can run a half hour late. i'm bevan dufty, and i'm running for mayor because it's not enough to just "get it done"-- we have to get it done better. sidney thinks muni is magic.
we go underground and come out someplace new-- just us. i want all of us to see it that way. and we're back on this rather cool sunday morning, october 1 6, 2011. schily temperatures can't keep this great crowd away. i'm jenna wolfe alongside lester holt. coming up, new questions about an extreme serial killer in chicago. >> many people remember the name john wayne gacy. when hexd wasn't dressing up as cloud, he was on the hunt for victims. convicted of murdering 33 boys and young men. some of his victims have november been identified. and now investigators are using
dna technology for answers and asking questions based on evidence they found if there could be more victims. on a different note, we'll talk to a remarkable young man in an exclusive interview. his story is really interesting. cary ramey lost his thumb in a car accident a couple of years ago, and doctors actually transplanted his second toe onto his hand. it seems bizarre, but it's givin him a whole new lease on life. we'll see what cary's hand looks like a moment. smile, cary. something new we're kicking off. we're capturing whatx$$p lot of you are talking about. the week in buzz. these are the stories and videos that caught our attention. they include this historical clip of a baby who thinks a magazine is an ipad. >> you know what that is? the baby was only introduced to the ipad all the baby's life. she only knows -- >> you-point a magazine --
>> exactly. she tried to poke at it. >> makes you feel old, doesn't it? >> yepper. anyway, a check of the weather. >> janice huff back us with. >> good morning. before we get a check, my friend andre stopped by. tony nominated actor, directing "ain't misbehaving ". >> your show in new jersey. >> in new jersey. we are having so much fun. i hope everyone comes out to see it. i hope you come out to see it. >> i'm going to try this week. thank you, andre. let's check weather and see what's going on. a nice crowd here in morning. everybody enjoying the weather here in the northeast. but it is going to be hot today across the southwest. some of the 90-degree plus temperatures. near 100 expected in phoenix today. the end of that is coming up pretty soon. 80 in los angeles.
temperatures nice in the well, good sunday morning to you. we are actually seeing a chance of scattered showers for the morning through about mid-day, especially through the north bay. you'll notice temperatures running a bit more cool. highs in the 60s to mid 70s inland. the best chance of showers for the first half of the day, areas north of san francisco. tomorrow, we'll see a brief warmup and more cooling. maybe more north bay showers tuesday into wednesday. now it's time to talk football. that's football night in america right here on nbc. sunday night football, you'll be able to watch it here live. tonight, we've got minnesota in town, visiting the chicago bears at soldier field it will be windy and dry and cool, with temperatures in the 50s. and now here is lester. >> janice, thanks.
john wane gacy was one of the most infamous serial killers in modern times. decades after his reign of terror, authorities are turning up new clues that may lead to more victims. stephanie goss reports. >> reporter: the police arrested john wayne gacy in his chicago home on december 21, 1978. and for months afterward, the bodies kept coming out. >> 30 bodies buried in his crawl space, nobody really believed him. >> reporter: 33 in total. young men between the ages of 14 and 22, lured into his home, sexually assaulted, and murdered. gacy, who sometimes worked as a volunteer clown, was convicted and eventually executed by lethal injection, but a misery remains. eight unidentified victims. now more thanñi 30 years later, with modern technology at his disposal, chicago sheriff tom dart wants to know who they
were. >> now through dna, family who's had no hope of having a match, have the absolute hope, saying this is or is not your loved one. >> reporter: the police dug up the eight sets of remains and sent them to this lab at theñi university of north texas for dna analysis. to find possible matches, police have opened a hotline and are asking families like this for dna samples. 22-year-old edward went missing in 1978. >> it's been 33 long years, not knowing what happened to my brother. i would like to know one way or another. >> reporter: investigators most if not all eight victims will be identified. they uncovered new leads in this dusty chicago evidence room. while looking through boxes, investigators found plane tickets to at least ten different states during the same time he was murdering young men here in chicago. they thought to themselves, if he would murder them here, what are the chances he wasn't committing the same crimes while he was on the road?
at the time, there were no computers or missing people databases. tools investigators have now used to possibly link gacy to 27 unsolved cases around the country. >> we're running out some of these leads right now, and we're just finding some intriguing patterns. >> reporter: technology can now answer decades-old questions about one of the monstrous crimes in u.s. history. and chillingly, it may be raising some new ones. for "today," stephanie gosk, nbc news, chicago. up next, "today" th cie ret piofen aive. the recipient of a very rare transplant, after thwsg messages. when anybody in america calls quicken loans for a free home loan review, we'll offer them a free android smartphone. but how are you gonna get these phones to our clients coast to coast? it's gonna take a little magic.
medical transplant. the patient you will meet live in a moment, underwent a rare procedure that is in a word remarkable. >> this is cary ramey. he look like your typical athletic 20-something. >> ever since high school, i played every sport there is to play. after high school, i got into more active sports. mountain biking, rock climbing, things like that. >> reporter: take a closer look and you'll see what sets him apart. >> how are we doing today? >> good. feels good. >> reporter: cary's left thumb is actually his toe. does it weird you out in any way? >> u.s. a little weird, but it doesn't really bother me. i'm cool with it. >> reporter: it was august 2009 when cary was driving too fast and lost control of his car. >> i went over a hill, went air born, and the car flipped over a
couple times. >> reporter: the car ended up upside down,çó crushing his thu and index finger. >> the paramedics got there and jacked it up, and as soon as i pulled my hand out, the first thing i said was, oh, my god, my thumb is gone. >> reporter: but losing part of his hand also meant losing the fully active life-style he once enjoyed. >> imagine, you know, you don't have your thumb. it makes everything a lot harder. >> reporter: so doctors at the university of alabama at birmingham proposed a rare and ground-breaking solution. take the second toe from cary's right foot and turn it into a new thumb. >> we felt that if we were to use his big toe, his large toe, that that would impede his ability to return to the activities that he loves to do. >> reporter: almost two years to the day of the accident, cary
underwent the 12-hour operation. now he's on the long road to recovery. you can feel my land right now? >> yeah. >> reporter: can you feel this? >> no. >> reporter: already, cary's remarkable surgery, and progress since have his physical therapist amazed. how long have you been an occupational therapist? >> 26 years. >> reporter: have you ever seen anything like ithis? >> never. it's amazing for cary, such a life-changing ability. very good. >> reporter: not far from his new thumb, tattoos remind cary of his mantra, seize the day. something he'll soon be able to do with both hands and a firm grip. >> it's amazing. before there was nothing there.
i mean, it was gone. so i'm just -- i'm really amazed at how incredible everything is going right now. it's getting better every day. >> reporter: and cary ramey joins us live. good morning. >> good morning. >> i guess i should start with how you feeling? >> great. really good. >> what's life been like since had you the surgery? you feel like have you your hand back in some regards? >> much, much so. so much better. i'm already doing so many more things i couldn't do before because of this surgery. >> picking things up. >> exactly. >> moving things around. you don't have@2sui full strength yet? >> not yet. >> what are doctors telling you about full recovery? will you have some semblance of full strength in that hand? >> yes. it's still a long road ahead of me. probably going to be -- it could be up to two years before i'm 100% back to normal.
but it's going to be a long road, lot of hand therapy, a lot of work. we're getting there. >> you seem to have a really good disposition about it. tell me about that. >> i really do. i guess you can do one of two things, bury your head in the stand and be disappointed about this your whole life, or hold your head up, and just try and keep going, youñi know. >> i guess i would call you a daredevilish extreme athlete. a list of things that you want to do as soon as the doctors give you the okay? >> ride my bike. that's the first thing i want to do. definitely. >> cary, thank you so much. you don't have full sensation yet. but you're getting there. >> very slowly. >> and now you'll type up 18 blackberry e-mails for me. thank you. good luck with the road to recovery. >> okay. thank you. still ahead, buzz worthy.
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this morning, a new way to start your sundays. we're calling it the "week in buzz." a celebrity needs to clean up her act to a baby lost without herridge pad. >> joining to us dish is the senior writer for "entertainment weekly" and editor of "pop goes the week.com. >> doesn't this add more pressure. >> it does. >> brian, let's start with
lindsay lohan, seems to be in the news every other week. reports are that she supposedly got kicked out of the court-mandated program? >> part of the probation, she has to do community service and she's been -- i call it her sense of entitlement tour. she basically doesn't think she's required to actually show up for these things. think about it wasn't showing up for more than an hour, they said thanks, but no thanks. what charity do you know that turns away someone? they need the help. she is that negligent. >> go ahead. >> we do know what she has not been doing with her extra time and that is brushing her teeth. and there have been reports that cohave come out that have showed her teeth, no hygienic if you will. >> four out of five dentists are disgusted and she's a celebrity. >> four out of five dentists are disgusted. >> she is planning a halloween
costume and maybe she's a zombie. >> let's talk about betty white. >> for lifeline.com. >> take a look. we'll talk about it. just like this. >> or we can re-enact it. ♪ ♪ guess what i'm so hot i can do whatever ♪ >> i think it's hilarious. maybe they wanted someone else for this, for this role, but she has no competition. when the casting call is like we need a 90-year-old person to do something, who else are you going to call but betty white. i say good for her. what else is she supposed to do, sit home and watch "millionaire" like every other senior citizen? >> bea arthur is going not something i would have done. but this benefits animals, los angeles zoo. so it's a good cause.
those three people that download it will benefit the los angeles zoo. >> let's move on to mel gibson. not in the news lately. but under a lot of public scrutiny for the big public breakup with his girlfriend. robert downey jr. says let's forgive and forget. is the publicñ;following along with that sentiment as well? >> first of all, i love a bromance among hollywood mugshots. i don't know. i have a hard time with this, believing that people are just going to forgive and forget. hollywood has an easier time forgiving drug addicts, sex tape makers, people who jump up and down on oprah's couch. i don't know about this i don't know if people can overlook this. >> robert downey jr. is the role model for oi mel gibson gave robert downey jr. a chance in 1990, and insured him being in his movie "air america." he's returning the favor. many view drug addiction as a disease. but mel gibson's hateful speech,
anti-semitism sometimes, racist remarks and violence against his ex-wife, he's got to, as mel himself, hugging the cactus, where you have to take responsibility. he hasn't done that yet. >> quickly, a baby who is only introduced to the ipad, so when you put a magazine in front of the baby, it thinks it can do the same thing. watch this. >> looking for angry birds. >> i love it. >> wait, you have to turn the pages. >> someone who works in magazines, i saw my career die. >> exactly. it's adorable. but kids now don't know what a rotary phone is will these kids not know -- >> what does that mean? >> thank you for being with us. >> we'll be back, after these messages. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain.
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memorialized, is now bigger than life. >> that's what he was, daddy. >> reporter: but he also learned to share his dad with the world, and now not far from where dr. martin luther king jr. gave one of the most famous speeches of our time. >> i have a dream. >> reporter: the dream of his family and those who carried on the fight, has come true. dr. king, immortalized among this nation's greatest figures. you go around the city, memorials about wars, and presidents, and at the end of the day, he was a private citizen. he was just a guy with a tremendous vision. what does that speak to our country that we can honor him in such a way? >> this is tremendous. i have to look at martin luther king jr. as first dad, but then as this incredible citizen and american patriot, who wanted to create conditions for all of god's children. >> his oldest son, martin luther king iii was just 10 years old
when his father was murdered. what kind of dad was he? ar >> i remember him coming up the stairs, and i remember him being dog tired, but then you see your children and all of this joy comes through. >> reporter: the impressive 30-foot tall statue of dr. king sits along the tidal basin. visitors enter through parted stone, representing the mountain of despair king once spoke of, which gives away to the stone of home. >>ñi i was a drum major for justice. where do those words come from? >> these words are words my father echoed and did a sermon around his own eulogy. he talked about i don't want to be remembered for a nobel prize or an honorary degree.
i tried to be a drum major for justice. >> this is more than a time stamp for a by gone struggle. >> if you remove negro, and you will say that happened yesterday. he a prophetic manner. >> reporter: words from his speeches are carved along a 450-foot wall. we're a nation involved in three wars. we must not wage war, it is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. we must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but on the positive affirmation of peace. this quote means a lot to you. >> it does, because of where we find ourselves now. we talk peace, but we practice war. >> reporter: planners of the memorial hope king's prophetic words will resonate with generations to come, honoring an icon whose legacy they hope lives on through the national
memorial. if we come here, think of martin luther king jr. as leader of the black struggle, have we missed the story? >> most definitely. he really grew to become a human rights leader. his message has really for most of our progressive movements today, the women's movement, gay and lesbian movement, all of these movements and others. if dad was here, he would be challenging our nation to be a better nation. >> coincidentally, the memorial's address is 1964 independence avenue. 1964 was the year the civil rights act was made law. >> there are big shoes to fill. if you're a 10-year-old boy, and your father is martin luther king. >> imagine your pride to see your pop memorialized in washington. big stuff. let's check in with david grego
gregory, see what's coming up on "meet the press." >> meet the candidate series conditions with herman cain. then a debate between former presidential candidate and governor tim pawlenty and governor bobby jindal. and our own sunday breakdown, all coming up this morning on "meet the press." >> we'll see you then. thank you. >> that will do it for us. richard and janice, thank you. next weekend on "today," a 61-year-old college football player. decided he was going back to school to kick. interesting. >> good for him. >> and it's not lester. >> we'll see you then. backeck for "nightly news," everybody. so long. [ mom ] hey guys.