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good morning. no mercy. good morning. no mercy. dramatic new images of moammar gadhafi's final moments, the libyan dictator pulled from a drainage pipe and executed by the very people he ruled for 42 years. this morning the new details on gadhafi's violent and vengeful death. the survivors. we'll show you the new home for the six animals captured alive after the roundup in ohio as video emerges of its owner and one of its models with supermodel heidi klum. and baby, it's coldplay outside. one of the biggest bands in the world is here. one of the biggest bands in the world is here. friday, object 21st, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie in for ann this morning. and libya's new leaders say moammar gadhafi will be buried soon according to islamic tradition, this after he was shown no mercy in a stunning and violent end to the dictator. >> reaction is pouring in from all over the world. a camera in afghanistan caught secretary of state hillary clinton's surprise when she first learned the news on a blackberry. straight ahead, the latest on gadhafi's death and we'll talk about its impact with senator john mccain. also ahead, there is a new biography, and it's shedding light on the life of steve jobs. coming up, what the apple founder had to say about his health, delaying cancer treatment, and some choice words, shall we say, that he had for his rival, bill gates. plus, lindsay lohan shows up late in a brand-new porsche to community service, and she gets turned away. what that means to her just two days after she was taken from a court in handcuffs for violating her probation. and you've got to check out
our plaza this morning. we have a huge crowd for coldplay. we're thrilled to have them back to put on an amazing show and the crowd is ready. we look forward to that, but let's begin this morning with new details on the death of libyan dictator moammar gadhafi. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is here with the latest. richard, the images we want to mention are disturbing. >> they are disturbing. and libyan officials this morning are saying gadhafi's body will be treated with more dignity and respect, but buried, most likely, in an unmarked grave after his violent end. once in rebel hands, gadhafi was shown no mercy. injured, they manhandled him, pulled his hair and propped him up on the hood of a car to take pictures. these were the final moments of the libyan dictator after 42 years in power.
news of gadhafi's death triggered wild celebrations across libya. he was killed in sirte, his hometown, in a neighborhood called district 2. fighting had been intense there for weeks. the reason is now obvious. the rebel assault devastated the neighborhood, so moammar gadhafi tried to escape. a large convoy attempted to slip out of sirte, but the convoy was spotted, and u.s. officials say it was targeted by a nato air strike. gadhafi survived the strike. witnesses say he managed to crawl to a nearby drain pipe. it was there in the pipe that the former dictator was found by rebels. rebels quickly covered it in graffiti that reads "gadhafi was here." rebels arrested his bodyguards and seized a gold pistol they say gadhafi was carrying.
but gadhafi himself didn't put up a fight. confused, he asked rebels who they were and said, "don't shoot, i'm like your father." but these rebels say they did shoot gadhafi at least once in the stomach. >> we shot him. somebody shot him by gun, .9-milli. >> reporter: they also hit him with their shoes. then officials say the rebels couldn't contain their emotions and rage. rebels executed gadhafi with a gunshot to the head. president obama called gadhafi's death an opportunity for libyans to move forward and said the war he backed through nato was complete. >> this marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of libya who now have the opportunity to determine their own destiny. >> reporter: while gadhafi's capture may have seemed inevitable, it still surprised u.s. officials, including secretary of state clinton, who read initial reports on her blackberry from afghanistan.
>> wow. ha. >> reporter: before al qaeda, gadhafi was one of the world's leading sponsors of terrorism, responsible for the bombing of pan-am flight 103 over lockerbie that killed almost 200 americans. in the end, gadhafi was killed by his own people, who pulled the wounded dictator from a drain pipe, shot him and watched him die. with gadhafi now dead, matt, nato officials are meeting to consider ending military operations in libya. >> all right, richard engel, thank you for your reporting on that. we appreciate it. it's now five minutes after the hour. here's savannah. >> all right, matt, thanks. arizona republican senator john mccain was a vocal and early supporter of u.s. intervention in libya. he visited with gadhafi two years ago and just last month traveled to libya to meet rebel leaders. senator mccain, thank you for being with us. >> good morning, savannah. >> as we saw the scenes of
gadhafi's final moments, quite graphic. he was shot from a convoy, pulled out of a drainage ditch, beaten by a mob and shot several times. one rebel leader is quoted saying, "we were serious about a fair trial but god had other plans." do you think gadhafi got what he deserved or should there have been a trial? >> i much rather would have preferred to see him in an international criminal court for the crimes that he's committed for all the world to see. obviously, that's not going to happen. i do believe that it's important as the libyan government and the transition national council announced that they would treat his body with respect. i think that's important, but it would have been much better if we had hauled him before the international criminal court to be held accountable for his crimes. >> and, of course, now these rebel leaders are in charge of libya's future. do you have confidence that they will be able to stand up a responsible government and that this won't dissolve into a lawless state where terrorist elements now within libya could
rise to power? >> i have great confidence in the leadership of the transition national council, but there are a lot of things that we could do. the first thing we can do, e me help for their 30,000 wounded. they don't have the capabilities to treat these wounded people, and i'd love to see our hospital ship there, fly some of these wounded to our military hospital in germany. we can help them there. the second thing is, they've got a bunch of militias running around. they have to be integrated into a national army. as you know, there are all kinds of weapons spread all over. they've got to get those secured. and finally, we really do need >> you were an early supporter of u.s. intervention in libya, and yet you harshly criticized the president for how he went about it. at this moment, given that gadhafi is gone, are you willing to give the president credit, unqualified credit, for how he handled this?
>> well, i give the president and the administration credit. the fact is that we could have ended this conflict a lot earlier if we had used the full weight of the u.s. airpower instead of leading from behind and we wouldn't have the 30,000 wounded and hundreds, if not thousands, who were killed. i especially appreciate the leadership of the british and the french, united arab emirates and qatar, who played a key role in making this happen. but i certainly give the administration credit, but it could have ended a lot sooner. >> take a step back. i mean, you look at the president's term. bin laden is gone. anwar al awlaki, who was the rising star in al qaeda, is gone. gadhafi is gone. drone strikes have intensified greatly. i remember during the 2008 campaign you saying of the president that he was naive and that, "the american people have every reason to doubt whether he has the strength, judgment and determination to keep us safe." given the track record now in office, would you change your opinion, sir? >> well, look, savannah, the fact is that they've done some
very good things. the fact is that we're leaving iraq and iran as number one priority, all troops out of iraq and afghanistan. every military leader has said the president's plan for withdrawal is greater risk. there is perception around the world that the united states is weakening and withdrawing. so, i would say that the report card is incomplete, but i do give them credit for some of their significant successes, but there is certainly, as far as iraq and afghanistan is concerned, i think i'm very worried. >> at the same time, many republican presidential campaigns have actually taken the position that there shouldn't have been intervention in libya, they want a faster exit from afghanistan. and i know you watched the debate the other night. here you have president obama who is politically vulnerable to not winning re-election. even he has acknowledged it. when you looked at that stage, are you confident that the republican party's best and brightest are running for president right now?
>> i'm totally confident that the republican party's best and brightest are running for president right now, maybe with one exception, but he lost. >> okay. care to name names? >> oh, no, we wouldn't want to do that. >> okay, senator john mccain, it's good to have you here. thank you, sir. >> thanks, savannah. >> it is now 7:10 and here's matt. >> i think we can connect the dots there. >> yeah. >> savannah, thank you. according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, herman cain now leads the gop field, but is he really aiming for the oval office or something else? nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff takes a look. michael, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. whether or not he wins the republican nomination, herman cain may still come out a big winner by running for president. as he shakes up the republican primary race, herman cain is facing new questions about whether he is profiting from his own campaign. filings made public this week show that cain's campaign committee has used $100,000
collected from donors to pay cain's own company for thousands of these booklets written and self-published by cain. that means profits for cain himself and could run afoul of campaign laws, say watchdog groups. >> the company is going to benefit, and when the company benefits, herman cain is going to benefit. this has every appearance that herman cain is running for president largely to sell books and enrich his own company. >> reporter: federal rules prohibit a candidate from using campaign funds for personal benefit, but cain's aides say the payments to his company are allowed and were vetted by a campaign lawyer. cain himself dismisses the perception that he's running to make a profit. >> if they know herman cain, they wouldn't even make such an assertion. how's that for political correctness? >> reporter: but the payments have fueled criticism, even among some republicans, that cain is using the presidential
race to promote a post-campaign career as a highly paid writer and speaker that could take off much the way sarah palin's did. the company that got the payments is called the new voice. cain is the sole owner. on its website, the new voice sells books, pamphlets and dvds that chart cain's career as ceo of godfather's pizza and motivational speaker. >> i had achieved what i had hoped for all my life! >> reporter: "businessweek" reported that cain has earned $250,000 this year continuing to give motivational speeches. and just two weeks ago, instead of campaigning in iowa and new hampshire, cain was on a book tour for his new book, "this is herman cain" published by simon & schuster, debuting this week at number five on "the new york times" best-seller list. >> i can promote a book and campaign at the same time. >> reporter: cain certainly isn't the first presidential candidate to write a book while running for office. and so far, his strategy has been working. he sits atop of most polls, but
he still has only a skeletal campaign staff and reportedly hasn't even gotten on the ballot in some primary states, making his bid for the presidency still very much an uphill race. matt? >> michael isikoff, thank you very much. it's 13 after the hour. once again, here's savannah. >> matt, thanks. we're learning more this morning about the animals killed in ohio after being set free by their owner, and for the first time we're getting a look at the ones who survived. nbc's stephanie gosk is at the columbus zoo for us this morning. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. well, a spokesperson here tells us that his estranged wife as visited the six rescue animals. the sheriff in zanesville says she's been incredibly distraught that in a short period of time she's lost nearly everything that is important to her. the autopsy report shows terry thompson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and had bite marks on his head. >> doctors said would be consistent with a bite from a larger-type cat or tiger.
doctor believes that this bite wound probably occurred within seconds to a minute after the gunshot wound. >> reporter: in less than 12 hours, 50 animals were killed. thompson's private zoo all but wiped out. these are the only survivors, three cheetahs, two monkeys, and a bear, brought to the columbus zoo for expert care. zoo curator harry peachy, who is responsible for large cats, is shocked by the number of tigers and lions thompson kept at his farm. >> it's hard to imagine that a private individual would have the resources to take care of 35 large cats. we wouldn't manage 35 large cats here at the zoo. >> reporter: instead, this zoo, which is one of the largest in the u.s., has just seven. each one costs $17,000 a year. vets from the same zoo visited thompson's farm three years ago and said the conditions were deplorable. >> if someone is going to undertake owning an exotic animal, a dangerous animal, they need to prove that they have the financial resources, they need
to be subject to inspection. >> reporter: thompson faced very few inspections in ohio, where there are almost no regulations. here, he is using one of his baby lions in a video shoot three years ago with heidi klum. in a statement, the production company said, "we heard about terry thompson from all his work in movies and commercials and felt he had a great track record." since 2003, the humane society has documented 22 incidents involving exotic animals in ohio, everything from pet escapes to attacks on people. >> ohio has an enormous number of incidents relative to states that have strong policies to forbid keeping dangerous wild animals as pets. >> reporter: but a total ban may not be the answer. >> there are private individuals that have done great things with wildlife. >> reporter: tougher regulations are a possible solution, one that many believe could have prevented a tragedy this week in zanesville.
emotions are still running high over the number of animals that were killed. the sheriff's office has been getting threatening phone calls, and they've also made an arrest. someone snuck onto the property and tried to dig up one of the large animals that are now buried there. they're trying to stop them. they say they are on the lookout for more people trying to do the same thing. savannah? >> stephanie gosk, thank you so much. let us get a check of the other stories making headlines this morning from natalie morales at the news desk. natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt and va savannah. hillary clinton called for pakistan to have greater cooperation with afghanistan then cautioned that militants had been allowed to operate in pakistan for too long. the senate has reject eed president obama's job bill.
the latest legislation was a slimmed-down remnant of the president's larger $450 billion jobs bill that was rejected last week. now to the search of lisa irwin. peter alexander has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. this morning the "kansas city star" is reporting that the local lawyers for baby lisa's parents says police are trying to unreasonably push for a confession from the parents. police deny that claim, but the tense back-and-forth comes as the search for lisa reaches day 18. with no word on what investigators found on x-rays carried out of baby lisa's home, her parents, deborah bradley and jeremy irwin, were briefly spotted thursday, jeremy taking the couple's other two children to school. for more than 15 hours this week, crime scene technicians collected potential evidence, testing and analyzing it inside bomb and arson trucks. >> it's really kind of concerning, you know. it seems like they're really concentrating more on the
family than -- the family has some kind of involvement in it rather than an outsider. >> reporter: and we now know how the couple first met, at a payless shoesource in kansas city, where deborah was working as a cashier and jeremy came in to make electrical repairs. the couple hasn't spoken publicly since sunday. they say an intruder stole their baby. still, investigators say deborah and jeremy haven't agreed to an unrestricted interview with detectives in nearly two weeks. >> under the glare of all the cameras and all the attention, how is your relationship? how are you two doing? >> closer than we've ever been. that's the only way to be right now. >> reporter: also this morning, police are discounting reports that a neighbor saw a man with a baby not far from lisa's home the same morning that that baby girl disappeared. natalie? >> peter alexander in kansas city, missouri. thank you, peter. the world series is now tied at one game apiece as the texas rangers beat the cardinals on
their st. louis home turf 2-1 last night. the teams now head to the lonestar state for game three on saturday. and take a look at these new photos out today. they appear to show the iceberg that sank the "titanic" nearly a century ago. there you see it off in the distance. the previously unseen photos were taken from the deck of the "carpathia," the first ship to rescue passengers the morning after the disaster. passengers are also seen in the photos. the photos were kept in an archive by the family of one of the survivors. so now coming to light, amazing. >> after all these years. natalie, thanks. let us check with al roker, our first check of the weather this morning. and he is in the thick of it, as we say. >> yeah, it is a huge, huge crowd that stretches down 48th all the way to 49th street, 51st. fifth avenue has got people lined up, all to see coldplay. unbelievable. going to be one of our biggest crowds yet.
let's check it out, show you what's going on as far as our weather is concerned. and we've got some sprinkles in the northeast, but for the most part, everything's going to be okay. got some showers in the pacific northwest, sunshine up and down the mid-atlantic coast. we've got cooler-than-usual conditions. in fact, next half hour we'll be showing you up to 17 states with frost or freeze warnings out this morning. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. finally a friday. you made it. we're going to see really nice weather this weekend. 70 for today. not bad in san francisco. 75 in redwood city. and i brought the 80s back to the east bay and tri valley cities like fairfield and kon ford. we have a nice weekend ahead. a warmup continues to sunday. 88 degrees. that means beach weather. 78 in places like san francisco sunday. >> and that's your latest weather. malt? >> al, thanks so much.
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good morning to you. it's 7:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. overnight occupy oakland campers got an eviction notice from the city. christie smith joins us live from oakland with the very latest. christie? >> good morning, laura. protesters say they're very aware of the notice to vacate. that the city wants them to pack up the tent city and leave. the protest rs were speaking. they say to them it's business as usual. the notice was posted last night by the city administrator saying after ten days in front of city hall they could no longer assure public health and safety. that mixed in with this tent city, they're getting reports of threats of violence and intimidation. a growing rat problem. and not allowing emergency crews in when people need help. the question is when these people might have to leave. they did not give a time when
the protesters needed to be out. what it did say is they could be here during regular hours from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. they didn't want overnight camping. back to you in the studio. >> going to let you go. thank you very much. let's check in with christina. she's got a look at the forecast. >> where you can see, we have great looking weather for this morning. fairfield, concord, livermore. you have good visible here. we are dropping off considerably in the north bay. still holding to a quarter mile visibility. you'll find hundreds of feet of visibility. that's it. 75 later in redwood city. about 76 in napa. our temperatures climb as we head into the weekend. a clear start on sunday. gusty winds monday through wednesday. we're watching for fire weather. let's check the drive with mike. >> christina, the accident has cleared from the dublin interchange, but clearly the backup has not for 580. a 48-minute drive out of the
7:30 now on a friday morning. it's the 21st of october 2011. it is a beautiful fall morning here in the heart of midtown manhattan. great morning for a concert. that's what these people are thinking. they have been lining up for hours here on the streets of manhattan, getting ready for the grammy-winning band coldplay. as you can see, they are not few in numbers. inside studio 1a, i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie, who's in for ann. just ahead, apple founder steve jobs on his rise to fame, his battle with cancer and bill gates. shortly before his death, jobs opened up about all of that and much more to the author of a new authorized biography. we'll have details on that coming up. plus, a really interesting story. firefighters risk their own safety to pull a family pet out of a burning home, and then they realized that the dog was having trouble breathing, so there was only one thing to do. you're looking at it,
mouth-to-snout resuscitation. coming up, they're going to share their story with us. and halloween is almost upon us. what will we be dressed up as this year? all will be revealed on halloween morning. and as always, we want you to join us. >> okay, we have a little bit of an added incentive, too. justin bieber will be here live on november 23rd, a special concert. and the winner of our costume contest on halloween is going to get vip passes and a face-to-face meeting with justin. matt just got goose bumps. >> the real justin bieber or a guy dressed up like justin bieber? >> the real justin bieber. thank you for clarifying. also, our four other finalists will get vip passes to the concert. >> that sounds great. two big things to mark on your calendar. the "today" halloween costume contest on monday, october 31st, halloween morning, and justin bieber live on the plaza, wednesday,november 23rd, only on "today."
but right now, let's turn to new trouble for lindsay lohan. a day after being escorted from court in handcuffs, she showed up late for community service at the county morgue and was turned away. nbc's miguel almaguer is there. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning. lindsay lohan arrived at the coroner's office at 6:50 a.m., came through a side door and was about ten minutes early. she knew she had to be on time because if she was even a minute late, as she found out on thursday, she would be considered a no-show. lindsay lohan arrived at the coroner's office in a new porsche some 40 minutes late. the troubled starlet planned to begin her community service here, where among other duties, she'll clean restrooms, but instead, lohan was turned away, considered a no-show because she was late. >> 20 minutes to 8:00, we received a call that said she was ten minutes away, and she has not showed up, so she failed to meet her appointment. >> reporter: less than 24 hours before lohan's tardy arrival,
she was cuffed and carted away by bailiffs when her probation was revoked. lohan was given a verbal beatdown by her judge. >> she needed to get off the stick, start doing that community service -- >> reporter: admonished for failing to perform community service at a woman's center, the judge made it clear wednesday lohan was to begin shifts at the morgue after she posted bail. >> ms. lohan bails out, she is to immediately do a minimum of 16 hours at the morgue, and that's two days a week between now and the hearing date. >> reporter: lohan has two weeks to complete those 16 hours, but her lawyer told the judge she would start her community service thursday. >> she can immediately start work at the morgue. she intends to go there tomorrow. >> lindsay actually texted me and she said that she showed up, she went there, and that there was a misunderstanding of some sort and that they gladly were willing to schedule it for the next day. >> reporter: thursday, lohan was also spotted making her way to the dentist.
the model and actress had been criticized for everything from her makeup to stained yellow teeth. as far as missing her day at the morgue, lohan tweeted, "i'm sorry for the confusion i may have caused to those at the coroner's office. won't happen again. now i know where to go." >> what lindsay did by not showing up to the morgue this morning was not illegal by any stretch of the imagination but was certainly a bad call on her part. >> reporter: a bad call, perhaps, but today, yet another chance to make good on a promise to the court. lohan will have to spend 120 hours working here at the kor neers office. matt, back to you. >> miguel almaguer in los angeles, thanks very much. it's 34 after the hour. now here's savannah. matt, thank you. a new authorized biography of steve jobs is about to hit stores a little more than two weeks after his death, and it includes some fascinating details about his life and his struggle with pancreatic cancer struggle with pancreatic cancer. natalie's back with the details on that. natalie, good morning. >> good morning again, savannah.
steve jobs was speaking with his biographer right up until a few weeks before he died. and while the book doesn't come out until monday, it is already raising questions about the choices jobs made regarding his own medical care. by all accounts, it was an extraordinary life. >> today, apple is going to reinvent the phone. >> reporter: steve jobs, the college dropout and creative genius behind apple's ipod, iphone and ipad. >> your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. >> reporter: now an authorized biography, "steve jobs" by walter isaacson, sheds new light on jobs' deadly battle with cancer. he was diagnosed in 2003 with pancreatic cancer, something he spoke about in his 2005 address to stanford university graduates. >> turned out to be a rare form of pancreatic cancer that's curable with surgery. i had the surgery, and thankfully, i'm fine now. >> reporter: but as isaacson recounts in an interview to be
broadcast this sunday on "60 minutes," jobs resisted getting the surgery for nine months. >> he tries to treat it with diet, he goes to spiritualists, he goes through various ways of doing it macrobiotically, and he doesn't get an operation. >> why doesn't he get it operated on immediately? >> you know, i've asked him that, and he said "i didn't want my body to be opened, i didn't want to be violated in that way." >> reporter: isaacson says jobs later regretted his choice to postpone surgery, a decision questioned by some in the medical community. >> there is an extreme risk in waiting to remove any pancreatic malignant tumor, whether it be one month, nine months, whether it be slow-growing or fast-growing. >> reporter: other revelations in the book -- jobs says he was bullied as a child, stopped going to church at age 13 and eventually studied buddhism. also, jobs was adopted and had unknowingly met his birth father, who ran a restaurant
that jobs sometimes ate at. when jobs finally made the connection, he had no interest in a relationship, telling isaacson, "i was a wealthy man by then and i didn't trust him not to try to blackmail me or go to the press about it." >> building a company is really hard. >> reporter: commenting on his biggest rival, bill gates, jobs said "bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented ying. he just shamelessly ripped off other people's ideas." when jobs met with president obama last fall, he reportedly told him, "you're headed for a one-term presidency." despite his frustrations, he offered to help obama's 2012 campaign, something he had done in 2008, but he had become annoyed when obama strategist david axelrod wasn't toeshlly deferential. and jobs was interviewed by isaacson 20 times for the book. he reportedly told him no subject was off limits. friends and family were also interviewed, and apparently, jobs had no editorial control
here. >> it's going to be a fascinating read. >> going to be a great read. >> natalie, thank you. and now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> hey, guys, thanks so much. we've got a breezy but beautiful morning. all these coldplay fans are actually cold. it's in the 50s and we've got a chilly day but a beautiful one. we've got thousands and thousands of coldplay fans. let's check your weather, show you what's going on, and it is cold. we've got frost and freeze warnings from the gulf all the way on up into the upper mississippi river valley. look at these temperatures, way, way, way -- in fact, some close to below freezing, others in the 40s and upper 30s. it's going to warm up a bit today, but not by much. and awe move in and show you what's going on for the rest of the day, we've got temperatures in the 40s and 50s in northeastern new england, 80s as you get into the southwest, with more 50s and 60s in the pacific northwest. that's wha good friday morning to you.
well, we're getting a break from the dense fog in san francisco and oakland. but you'll find thick patches in the north bay this morning. less than a quarter mile of visibility. that's been the case all morning long from santa rosa through the napa valley. the mostly cloudy start will make way to a lot of sunshine. future cast shows you at 11:00 a.m. we'll get a lot of clearing over the greater bay area. temperatures will be warmer by 3 to 5 degrees. warmer on sunday all those coldplay fans get finished with coldplay, they'll be ready and primed for the biggest night of the week, sunday night football night in america. we're heading down to miami, the mercedes-benz superdome as the colts head on in. we're talking about a beautiful one. i should say new orleans. why am i talking about miami? it's the altitude. on sunday night football night in america. you knew what i was talking about, my people! my people!
matt! >> al, thank you. hey, al, the lighting's not good up there. can you take a step backwards? up next, is today the end of the world? the preacher who wrongly predicted the raptor says it's finally here. we'll hear from him later. as al mentioned, coldplay on the plaza. i've got nothing against these do-it-yourself steam cleaners. lugging around a hot water extraction unit can be a rush! that's why i'm carpet for life.
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predicted the end of the world? well, obviously, that didn't happen, but he said he was just off a little bit, by a few months. and apparently, the day is now here. "today" national correspondent amy robach is in los angeles with the details. amy, good morning to you. perhaps for one last time. >> reporter: perhaps, savannah. as you said, harold camping has picked today as the end of the world, so if i suddenly go out of focus while i'm talking, you'll know that my cameraman has been captaraptured and we'le to carry on without him. ♪ >> reporter: t.s. elliott wrote that the world will end not with a bang, but a whimper. this time around, doomsday preacher harold camping seems inclined to agree. >> the end is going to come very, very quietly by october 21. >> reporter: the christian broadcaster from oakland, california, stirred up a lot of buzz this spring with his calculation that judgment day
would happen on may 21st. >> it will begin with a huge earthquake. >> reporter: followers took out billboards, and some even cashed in their retirement funds. >> may 21 will be the day of judgment. >> reporter: since then, the self-styled prophet has had his 90th birthday and suffered a stroke. now he's back on the air and back to his bold predictions, and he still claims that something went down exactly five months ago. >> god brought judgment day, and it will continue right up until october 21, 2011. at that time, the whole world will be destroyed. >> reporter: we should probably point out that nothing in the bible points specifically to this date. just the opposite, in fact. in the book of matthew, jesus says to avoid trying to figure it out. >> but of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my father only. >> reporter: and as far as the rapture itself, the popular notion that god's chosen people
will suddenly vanish from this earth owes more to movies like "left behind" than traditional christian doctrine. >> thinking about jesus being seen as the end of time, that means everybody's there, everybody will see him, that is the second coming of christ. >> reporter: we'll have to wait and see whether mr. camping's new math works out right this time. but if not, probably best not to laugh too soon. after all, if you believe the mayan calendar, we could be talking about the same thing in 2012. ♪ it's the end of the world as we know it and i feel fine ♪ >> reporter: harold camping is staying out of the spotlight this time. a spokesman for the radio host declined our request for interviews, so we don't know exactly how he is planning to spend the day. this is actually his third attempt, we should mention, at predicting doomsday. the first back in 1994 didn't work out that well either. it worked out well for us, though, savannah.
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we're back at 7:49 with the life-saving work of a group of firefighters in wisconsin. they rescued a dog from a burning home and revived coda, a 7-year-old yellow lab, using mouth-to-snout resuscitation. >> and those firefighters, jamie goesy and garrett thompson are here with us exclusively along with coda, the dog, and his owners. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> kim and todd, i understand that you're returning home, you find out the house is on fire. your son comes out saying "my bedroom's on fire." your son also is already trying to save some animals. i think he had gotten three out of the house, but coda was nowhere to be found? is that true? >> that's correct.
>> so, how do you find them? did you know that coda was still inside? >> after dwight had said that coda was nowhere to be found, when we left earlier that day about two hours earlier, i knew that coda was laying upstairs in our bed when we had left. so, my first reaction was to go upstairs and check upstairs, but it was just entirely too smokey it was so black that you couldn't see anything in front of you. so, my first reaction was is that i wanted to cover myself in water and cover my face and mouth and go up and get him myself, knowing that, you know, that's not the right thing to do. >> of course. and so, jamie, pick up the story from there. you arrive on the scene with your fellow firefighters. what happened next? >> well, our fantastic engine company 2, they were the first in unit, and our sdach
information was that there was a dog trapped. those three guys, heiden prowza and chad, they went upstairs, they distinguished the fire, and they did do a search of the entire upstairs and found coda at the very last room they searched, which happened to be the room that was actually on fire. >> coda had inhaled a lot of smoke. are you ever trained for anything like cpr or mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on an animal like a dog? >> i have never been trained in that. i've seen it on tv, and you know, pictures in newspapers and things like that. and when heiden and gip brought the dog down, we thought he was dead. they had him upside down. >> i was going to say, jamie's the one who actually did it.
how did you even know what to do? >> well, they handed the dog off to jared and i, and we could tell he was trying to breathe. and our training for humans is airway breathing circulation. and i told jared, we've got to work this dog. >> right. >> and laid him down in the front yard and we started assisting breathing. and we had no tools handy, so it was mouth-to-snout. >> wow. >> well, i'll tell you, obviously, coda is doing pretty well this morning. you guys did a great job saving her life, and i know that dogs are such a big part of people's families, and that's welcome relief to you guys all. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank yo nk hhaorg fin avs. u tac>> bk re wafter your local news. wow. you seem pretty burned. acapulco?
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concord high school, el dorado middle school and westwood elementary school will be all be tightly guarded because of a threatening fax message sent to a campus. this is the third school threat in the east bay in just a week. this morning we're keeping a close wi on the hayward fault line after a cluster of earthquakes rattled the bay area. the first happened before 3:00 yesterday afternoon. it was a 4.0 southeast of berkeley. a number of aftershocks followed. is largest of those, a 3.9 after 8:00 last night. this morning pg&e is denying it put junk gas pipe miss the ground. state regulators say the records prove otherwise. they claim they found evidence they installed thousands of junk transmission pipes on the natural gas system between 1948 and 1956. you made it to friday. christina loren join us us with
the forecast. >> good morning to you. marla. areas of fog this morning in the north. 70s at the coast. san francisco, i'm forecasting 70 degrees. warmer through the weekend. follow-free start at the coast through your sunday. early next week the potential for fire weather. yes, very, very droi air mass sets up over the bay. we'll see offshore breezes really picking up, monday, tuesday and wednesday. today and tomorrow looking really good. still holding onto the onshore flow. 79 in los gatos. 79 in livermore. by sunday, completely clear start. up to 88 degrees? let's check your drive with mike. >> we head the earlier motorcycle accident. injuries to the driver. i don't know the extent of that. still showing a big slowing approaching the scene. slow through walnut creek for 84. that's relatively mild for this
time of day. we're looking at a 22-minute drive off the bridge. speeds into the 30s and 40s approaching the backup. which is pretty minor at the toll plaza. >> good news there. for the latest traffic and news updates, check us out on facebook. we'll be back at 8:26 with our next update. look, every day we're using more and more energy.
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we're back now at 8:00 on a friday morning as the 21st day of october, 2011, it's a picture perfect day here in new york city. it's a loud morning here on the plaza because we've got a monster crowd assembled for cold play, one of the best groups on the planet right now. they are going to take over the stage. a lot of music coming up on this friday morning. also we're going to weigh in on some of the hottest topics. >> we're talking about the occupy wall street movement and how you can talk to your kids. also, what president obama has to say about the show the kardashians, and al will debut a $6400 toilet seat, it even has its own stereo system. >> from your home? >> ripped it out this morning. pretty cool. and you, savannah, you get to sit down with jon bon jovi.
he has a project you're going to talk about. >> lots to get to. let's go inside. natalie is standing by with all of the headlines of the morning. >> good morning everyone. u.s. and other nato officials are meeting to discuss ending the military campaign in libya one day after the death of ousted leader moammar gadhafi. adrian mong joins us with the latest. some of the images are graphic. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, that's right. there is some concern about how gadhafi died, whether he was executed as we believe as we've been told by some senior officials. or if he died from gunshot wounds inflicted on him when he was caught in crossfire between his men and rebel forces. we do know for sure his body is in misrata. we spoke to a member of the interim government who says for sure he will be buried today but they have of course, they don't want to disclose the details and
said there will be no service for gadhafi. in the meantime, the friday prayers which have been taking place across the country have had a special meaning. we sat here and watched the mullah speak here where he thanked allah for their victory but reminded the worshipers that despite what gadhafi said in the past about being king, only allah is king. >> thank you. there is new evidence today that the recession and stagnant job market widened the income gap in america. half of american workers earned less than $26,000 last year, and salaries are trending downward. however, the number of people making $1 million or more has soared by 18% since 2009. >> now let's head to wall street. melissa francis is at the new york stock exchange. >> good morning. finance leaders are meeting
trying to hammer out the size and scope of a rescue fund there. they are meeting through the weekend, a big summit on sunday, hope to have something to vote on by next wednesday. meanwhile, the market is whip sawed by every headline. in the u.s. we're watching a parade of earnings continue including ge which saw profit rise by 18% year over year. >> melissa francis with the new york stock exchange, thanks. for a look what is trending, what has you talking, how sweerd this youtube clip. the 1987 sit com second chance correctly predicted the year of moammar gadhafi's death. in one episode gadhafi arrives in the afterlife where he is harshly judged. the fictitious date is july 29, 2011, so wrong day, but right year. the twitter war is on between adam levin and conservative fox news, he tweeted dear fox news, don't play our music on your
evil channel ever again and fox anchors tweeted back, don't make crappy music ever again. harsh. and someone's jealous. this guy took his girlfriend for a walk in the woods and set up a camera for a marriage proposal. just as he's popping the question, take a look at the dog. yeah. ruins the moment. i guess that memory will have to last a lifetime. coming up we're going to talk about some of the week's hottest trending stories as well. it is 8:04 now. let's go back out to matt and savannah. got to love that dog. knew where to go. >> they will remember it. >> thank you very much. mr. roker has gone caddy-corner. >> we have cold play fans here. excited about cold play? >> yes. >> big fan? >> yes. >> kind of, yeah. bigger in about 25 minutes.
that's great. let's check that weather. see what's happening for you. we've got our pick city, baltimore, maryland, sunny, breezy, cool, only 60 degrees. and as we show you what's happening as far as winter precipitation, it's going to be a little rainier for those -- the months of december, january and february up in the pacific northwest, drier than normal in the southern tier of states. as far as temperatures, normal in the northeast, below normal along the plains, above normal through texas. that's what's going on good morning to you. taking a live look at san jose. mostly cloudy conditions over virtually the whole bay area. the good news is that we're going to lose it quicker than we did yesterday. by 11:00 am, the sun will shine through, warming us up to the 70s and a couple of 80s back on that temperature map. the thickest fog will be found up in the nort bay, less than a quarter mile viskt for napa this
morning. we hit the upper 80s this weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. coming up, our take on the hot topics of the week, including, yes, that $6,400 toilet. and we are gearing up for a huge concert, coldplay live on our plaza. but first, these messages. ♪ ♪ ♪ hey! it says just take one! i can't read. ♪ [ male announcer ] walmart has low prices, every day for halloween. from bags of candy to bigger bags of candy. backed by our ad match guarantee. save money. live better. walmart.
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and it teaches, you know, what is important about this. i think you have to ask the questions, what are they there for, what are the reasons behind this? and i think the idea of having a civil discourse is something to teach our kids and it's something in history that we've seen. >> but it's important to teach, as we see the anger in the protests -- >> and is this the way you go about expressing yourself? let's face it, a lot of parents talking to their kids did this same thing -- >> exactly. >> -- back in the 1960s and '70s. >> and it effected change. but we had there was a point of it, civil rights, that sort of thing. here, we don't -- >> they will say they have a point to it. >> they have a point as well. >> one of the things that's confusing, in my house, my kids think getting arrested is a really bad thing, and they're watching people who are walking, kind of smiling after having been arrested by police. it's hard to get that message across. >> bottom line is it's good to talk to your kids about it. >> exactly. savannah, what's on your mind? >> all right, the touch seen around the world. you guys saw the gop
presidential debate this week. there was a heated moment between romney and perry and as you see, perry puts h romney pu hand on perry's shoulder. did he violate his space? my personal take was this was a genuine moment of anger between the two candidates. it seems to me, romney, this may have been his unconscious way of trying to dispel the tension, but it may have escalated it. >> i look at it as two wrongs don't make a right. my parents taught me manners, one, don't interrupt, bad on perry's point, keep your hands to yourself, bad on mitt romney's point. >> exactly. >> and we're seeing our kids are getting, again a teachable moment, give people a chance to talk. they're talking all over each other. >> and i think when you're in a presidential debate like that, the idea is you want to see somebody who's acting presidential, and there is that question of invading somebody's personal space and not being as polite as you should be. >> i thought it was a little condescending, the touch, to be honest with you. >> a lot of people read it that
way. and of course, this reminded me of the famous moment in the debates between bush and gore. they were in a dispute and gore walks right over to bush -- i think we have video of it it was a very awkward moment. so, it is not unprecedented. >> and in the senate debate -- >> rick lazio. >> it was the undoing of his campaign against hillary clinton. >> there's the bush and gore moment right there. speaking of presidential, what caught your eye was the president and his daughters and reality tv. >> right. apparently, the obama girls are not "keeping up with the kardashians" because president obama does not, apparently, like that. he says first lady michelle obama's interviewed by ivillage, and she aid barack really thinks some of the kardashians, the obama girls, when they watch that stuff, he doesn't like that as much. the first lady, on the other hand, said watching these shows could be a teaching tool and it's important to ask the question, what did you learn when you watched it? if they're learning the right lessons, like that we're crazy, then i'm okay with it, she says. what do you think? >> i think with a lot of reality
tv, the most promotable moments are the moments where there is no civility, and so that, i always keep my kids away from it. the kardashians seem to be a little different to me in that kim in particular seems to be smart and enterprising, and maybe there's a lesson. i think overall it's tough with kids and reality tv. >> i think you can err on the side of caution. there will be plenty of time for them to watch that. there's a lot of other stuff they could be watching. >> they're going to be watching it anyway because their friends at school are watching it or they're going to be talking about it. so the question is, would you rather them watch it with you in the room with them and talk about it? >> i'm curious after -- i'm the only one that's not a parent here, but i have two little nieces, and i can tell the difference. when they have watched some of these shows, their behavior changes almost instantaneously. >> but it can be disney shows -- >> sure, sure. >> cartoons -- >> the dialogue and the way people deal with each other, always sniping at each other. >> and they're sassing and they're a little disrespectful to adults and sometimes we have to, okay, we're going to go on a little screen diet. >> and the kids mimic it right
away. >> last topic this morning, you've got to go to the can? >> yeah, i do, literally. literally! >> this is not your average can. >> do you have prince albert in the can? well, lit him out. this is from kohler, this brand new toilet. you approach it, and look, the lid opens up for you. >> wow. >> it's got its own remote that it actually is kind of like an ipod remote. you can plug your ipod in here. you can -- >> don't drop that. >> look at that. $6,400. it does everything. it's got a little feature that -- >> that's nice. >> yeah, kind of works its way in here. it's got a fan that will dry you off. >> a seat warmer. >> a seat warmer. >> it warms you up, right? >> the problem is, it literally, the computer -- we saw with the folks here earlier, they had to reboot the toilet. >> i'm going to say, if you've really got to go and you've got to wait for that lid to lift up, that could be a problem! >> or if you saw "bridesmaids,"
that could be another problem, too. >> that could be your new office chair. you could really get used to sitting there. >> maybe too much information, i don't spend that much time in that room. i'm not one of these people that looks at a magazine in there. i'm in and i'm out. >> in my house, my mom used to call it the reading room. >> if you had the heating feature, maybe you'd stay longer. >> exactly. >> all right, al. thank you. al's still playing with it over here. >> he wants it. >> down, boy, down! sit, ooboo! >> mr. roker, thank for bringing in your show-and-tell items. up next, we catch up with jon bon jovi. plus, a concert from the legends in making coldplay out on the plaza. living with the pain
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we are back at 8:19 with the newest project from rocker jon bon jovi, and savannah recently caught up with him. >> yeah, that's right. as we know, he's always been an advocate for those in need. he even sings about it in a lot of his songs. now jon bon jovi is taking action, asking his own community to help in a special way. in new jersey at the newest cafe in town -- >> i'd love to try the gumbo. >> reporter: -- it's impossible to tell who has come just to eat out and who is truly hungry, and that is exactly the point. >> welcome to soul kitchen. you'll notice that there are no prices on the menu. that's because we are a community restaurant. >> reporter: the soul kitchen is the idea and passion of new jersey's native son jon bon jovi and his wife, dorothea. >> here's the premise. you come to the soul kitchen, and if you want to see effective change, come and have a meal. if you can afford to pay, you pay more than the suggested donation of $10.
leave whatever you can, because the person next to you very well may not be able to pay. >> reporter: but there is no free lunch. at the soul kitchen, those who can't pay work, either in the community or at the restaurant, to earn their meal, and then enjoy something so many working families can no longer afford, a special night out. >> we check the plates. if the plates aren't clean, we're very upset. that's the chef's barometer. >> reporter: so, what was this place before? >> it was an auto body shop. it was really just four cinder block walls and nothing else. >> reporter: jon and his wife converted this old mechanics shop into a charming cafe. their vision is to create community by breaking bread together. >> language barriers separate us, economics separate us, job descriptions sometimes separate us. well, what does everybody need to do? eat. and this is a place where everybody can come to eat and feel comfortable. >> reporter: the premise is simple, but the effect profound.
>> you never know what can happen. sometimes you're down and out, like other people are right now, and you can help somebody that's in need. >> i sat with people i don't know and have been able to strike up conversations with them. ♪ this one goes out to the man who mounts the miracle ♪ ♪ this one goes out to the ones in need ♪ >> reporter: for bon jovi, who's made a career writing songs mindful of the working class roots he came from, the project is truly close to home. >> we live close to here, we know the community, and literally, we are on the tracks, as they say. the train tracks are located just out the door here. and it's almost a dividing line between two sections of this town and in this community. >> reporter: and yes, on any given night, customers might see an international rock star roaming amongst the tables or behind the counter. >> me and that kitchen.
i'm washing dishes, you know. that's what i get to do. >> reporter: when you're here, you're not jon bon jovi, you're jon the dishwasher? >> jon the dishwasher, one of jon the dishwashers. we have a couple of them. >> reporter: they're hoping to have created a template to be mirrored around the country, a restaurant for everyone, rich or poor, that fills more than just stomachs. and when they leave, they go away full -- >> happy, healthy, you know, body and soul. >> and the soul kitchen officially opened for business last night, and matt, they have a lot of volunteers. they say what they really need right now is hungry customers who have an appetite for giving back. >> if jon and dorothea are behind it, it will be very successful, for sure. thanks, savannah. meanwhile, we have decided what we're wearing for halloween. if you have not at home yet, well, the folks at ricky's, the costume superstore, have sent over some costumes they anticipate will be the huge costumes for the 2011 halloween season, starting with this guy right here. >> charlie sheen.
>> charlie sheen, complete with tiger blood down there. >> tiger blood, the wig. got the bowling shirt. >> right. >> very nice. >> next to you is mr. wiener. >> who? >> that is, anthony weiner. >> that's got the boxers. >> that's a little shaky. >> the cell phone. >> the blackberry. >> we're not showing another piece that goes along with the costume. >> oh, really? >> yes. >> okay. next we have -- is this arnold? >> i believe it's the governator. >> with the baby and the cigar, right? >> and he's chilly, okay, very nice. >> i think that's masculine -- >> very cold in here. zombies are always huge in my house. got the male and female zombies. >> it's the big show now. >> yeah. >> they've got the female version, yeah. >> and next to you, natalie? >> oh here -- >> lady gaga? >> this is a lady gaga costume for "born this way." and lady gaga, of course, a huge costume for halloween. so, here we go. all lady gaga.
there's going to be a lot more. i'm sure the egg is going to come out as well. >> she's brilliant because she actually licenses her costumes. >> going to make a lot of money this halloween along with other things. >> all right. and by the way, don't forget, we have coldplay on the plaza in a couple minutes. i understand they might be on stage right now warming up. with a huge crowd for a full half hoes.agmessndes a agssyond aal your l lalews. s.
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welcome back. 8:28 now. live look at san francisco. sunshine in parts of the city. cloud deck is breaking apart. we still have really thick fog to report up in the north bay. less than a quarter mile of visibility from napa to santa rosa. this has been the case for the past couple of hours. this is one of those days it will take quite a while to clear out in the north bay. elsewhere, we'll see a lot of clearing as of 11:00 am. 80 in gilroy today. 75 degrees today in fremont. we'll hit 83 tomorrow, even warmer on sunday. let's check your drive with mike. over my shoulder, almost half an hour still to the toll plaza. it was really light there. a live look shows you a backup again. we have a newer accident that caused some of the backup in the lanes off to the left. things are moving smooth leverly across 880. low clouds here. show you past the coliseum, northbound 880, slamming down.
>> thank you, everybody. it's 8:30 now on a friday morning, 21st day of october 2011, and take a look at an enormous crowd gathered on rockefeller plaza, as coldplay has snuck out a little bit early on us this morning, getting warmed up, playing a little music for this crowd that started gathering last night. and when i came in in a car this morning somewhere around 51st street, a deluge of people lined up on fifth avenue waiting to get into the plaza. >> this has got to be one of the hugest crowds we have had in a decade. they've been dominating the charts and now have a new album about to come out. it's already receiving huge critical acclaim, already has hits. >> we've been practicing the
name milo zydeco, is that what it is? >> milo zydeco. >> we're going to find out more about that coming up. there is a lot to get to, and the music starts in just a second, but why don't you start us off with a check of the weather? all right, let's show you what's happening for the weekend. we have beautiful weather throughout much of the country, huge showers through oklahoma and the pacific northwest, northern new england as well. sunny and mild throughout the southern states. sunday, sunday! sunny and cool throughout the eastern seaboard, a few showers in southern florida, eastern texas and the pacific northwest. sunny and hot through the southwest. good morning to you. still, mostly cloudy over most of the bay area. those clouds will clear quickly. before 11:00 am, your futurecast actually shows you, starting to see a lot of improvement. santa rosa, watching out for thick pockets possibly until 11:00. futurecast, set it in motion. a lot of sun shining through. that will make it for a warmer
day by three to five degrees than yesterday. we keep on climbing. beach weather in the forecast for your weekend. have a great one. and that's your latest weather. >> all right, mr. roker, thank you. >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> all right, folks, we are back and we are ready. see, you're all looking at me when you should be looking that way, because ladies and gentlemen, coldplay! ♪
♪ whoo-ooh when she was just a girl, she expected the world ♪ ♪ but it flew away from her reach so she ran away in her sleep and dreamed of para-para-paradise ♪ ♪ when she was just a girl, she expected the world ♪ ♪ but it flew away from her reach and the bullets catch in her teeth ♪ ♪ life goes on, it gets so
heavy, the wheel breaks the butterfly ♪ ♪ every tear's a waterfall, in the might, the stormy night, she'd close her eyes ♪ ♪ in the night, the stormy night, away she'd fly ♪ ♪ and dream of para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ she'd dream of para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh ♪
♪ singing, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪ ♪ and so lying underneath those stormy skies ♪ ♪ she'd say, oh, oh, oh, i know the sun must set to rise ♪ ♪ this could be para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ this could be para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh ♪
than 50 million albums all around the world. now coldplay is set to release their fifth studio album next week. it's called "mylo xyloto." coldplay, guys, welcome back. great to have you here. what a pleasure. how are you guys? good to see you. i apologize. my kids got loose with their spray-paint on the set. i'm not sure how that happened. what is this look? >> it's just random and fun, you know? it's just us throwing caution to the wind. we know it looks kind of amateur, but -- >> no, i love it! i think it looks great. >> it comes from the heart. >> let's talk about the last album before the new album. to say it was successful would be an understatement. i think three grammy awards from that. i think it was also called the best selling album in the world in 2008. did you all see that coming or did it even surprise you guys? >> we made that up. >> it didn't actually happen. >> so close. >> but were you surprised at all by it? [ inaudible ]
>> with each album, we feel like we' we have to up ourselves again and impress people again. so we never expect that. >> but by now, you guys have to know people love your music. so, do you feel that same amount of pressure as you're set to release this new album? >> we have everything to prove every time, you know. we're asking people to spend their money that they've worked hard for on something, so we try to put everything we have into it, you know? it doesn't matter what happened in the past. it's about trying hard now. >> you're only as good as your current music. >> yeah. >> let's talk about the title, "mylo xyloto." what's it mean? >> it doesn't really mean anything. it just means a group of four english people who are trying to come up with something that had no other association. you know, one day, hopefully, it will mean something, but. >> all right, let me tell you what you said about it in the "times," "the new york times" -- "music comes from a place we sort of don't know. it comes through the fingers and
toes, so we came up with the idea, what if you had musical digits, like xylotoes snkxyloto" and what about myl snonk. >> we should have figured that out before we came on national tv. >> exactly. you have to have a better story next time. >> i know. >> on a more serious note, you guys played recently at a memorial service for steve jobs. >> yes, on wednesday, yes. >> that must have been important to you. >> very, yes. i mean, he was a pioneer and someone that helped, you know, as we were coming up. he was very supportive, and it was actually a really moving ceremony for all the apple employees. he was just a really, a really heartfelt, beautiful ceremony. >> it was nice to see a big businessman who people really seemed to love, you know? >> yeah. >> who was a good guy as well as being a hard core, you know, ceo. >> what are you going to play now? >> a song called viva la vida
from our last album. >> ladies and gentlemen, coldplay. >> thank you, matt. ♪ ♪ i used to rule the world, thieves used to raise when i gave the world ♪ ♪ now in the morning i sleep alone sweep the streets i used to own ♪ ♪ i used to roll the dice, feel the fear in my enemy's eyes ♪ ♪ and listen as the crowd would sing, now the old king is dead, long live the king ♪
♪ one minute i held the key, next the walls were closed on me ♪ ♪ i discovered that my castles stand upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand ♪ ♪ i hear jerusalem bells a ringing, roman cavalry choirs are singing ♪ ♪ be my mirror, my sword and shield, my missionaries in a foreign field ♪ ♪ for some reason i can't explain, once you go there was never, never an honest word ♪ ♪ that was when i ruled the world ♪ ♪ ♪ it was a wicked and wild wind
blew down the doors to let me in ♪ ♪ shattered windows and the sound of drums and people couldn't believe what i'd become ♪ ♪ revolutionaries wait for my head on a silver plate ♪ ♪ i'm just a puppet on a lonely string, oh who would ever wanna be king ♪ ♪ now i hear jerusalem bells a ringing, roman cavalry choirs are singing ♪ ♪ be my mirror, my sword and shield, my missionaries in a foreign field ♪ ♪ for some reason i can't explain, i know st. peter won't call my name ♪ ♪ never an honest word, that was when i ruled the world ♪ ♪
>> new york city. sing it! ♪ whoa, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ i hear jerusalem bells a ringing, roman cavalry choirs are singing ♪ ♪ be my mirror, my sword and shield, my missionaries in a foreign field ♪ ♪ for some reason i can't explain, i know st. peter won't call my name ♪ ♪ never an honest word, that was when i ruled the world ♪ ♪ >> thank you, everybody!
up ♪ ♪ maybe the streets alight maybe the trees are gone, i feel my heart start beating to my favorite song ♪ and all the kids they dance, all the kids all night until monday morning feels another life ♪ i turn the music up, i'm on a roll this time and heaven is in sight ♪ ♪ ♪ i turn the music up, i got my records on, i feel my heart start beating to my favorite song ♪ ♪ maybe the streets alight, maybe the trees are gone, but i feel my heart start beating to my favorite song ♪ ♪ mabz i'm in the black, maybe i'm on my knees ♪ ♪ maybe i'm in the gap between
the two trapezes ♪ ♪ but my heart is beating and my pulses start, cathedrals in my heart ♪ ♪ and we saw, oh, this light ♪ i swear you, emerge blinking into to tell me it's all right ♪ ♪ as we soar walls ♪ every siren is a symphony, every tear's a waterfall ♪ ♪ it's a waterfall ♪ it's a waterfall, oh, oh, it's a waterfall, every teardrop is a waterfall, oh, oh ♪
♪ we're still in the middle of a friday concert, falcon certificate here with coldplay on the plaza. huge crowd in the area and a second ago, chris was saying at the end of the last song, he looked up and said do you guys have time for one more song? said no, we've got to go, sorry, got to get to work. they're sticking around. you guys going to be on the road a lot in the coming months? >> yes, sir. we've already been on the road -- >> i know, for a long time. >> -- for like ten years. >> i know. where are you going to be in the coming weeks? >> we're going to london tomorrow and to madrid. it's too boring to tell you. >> that's exciting. are you guys looking forward to the olympics coming to london in
good morning. it's close to 9:00 now. 8:56. i'm marla tellez. controversial cell phone radiation law will not go into effect on tuesday, as planned. the city is delaying the start date until a federal judge rules on the cell phone's industries request to block that law. cell phone stores are required to put up posters and hand out fax sheets, warning people about cell phone radiation. the phone companies say the warnings are alarmists, based ot opinions, not fact. mike will check the morning commute right after. break.
welcome back. it's 8:58. right out to the maps, speeds passing university avenue down toward 20, that's the congestion point coming from the north. from the south, 880, as well as 580, slow to oakland, might be affecting 580. a live look at the coliseum. jamming up right around high street. it is a tough drive from about 98 up into downtown. the rest of 880 is looking pleasant. back to you. >> mike, thank you. for the latest news and traffic updates check us out on facebook. just search nbc bay area morning news. big! big, big. big big big big? big big big big big. big big...big.
ignite your bones and i will try to fix you ♪ ♪ >> thanks, "today" show, thanks, new york! thank you so much. good-bye! >> we're back now with more of "today" on a friday morning, 21st day of october 2011. coldplay taking over our concert stage for the better part of 40 minutes now. if you're just tuning in, they're not done. two more songs coming up this morning. that's pretty good stuff. >> oh, man. an extra bonus-sized concert this morning. >> i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie. ann is off today. and al is here as well. >> bad day to take off.
>> the new cd comes out monday, i believe. more coldplay. we also have barbara corcoran here. if you're shopping for a new house or maybe want to upgrade the one you're in, we're going to have some open houses that she'll show us around the country from new hampshire to washington state, coming up. and then we're going to look at a serious subject that as we have this tough economy, so many americans who are entering their 60s are doing so going into debt, having saved enough for retirement. so, can you afford to retire? jean chatzky will be here to run the numbers and do the math. let's go inside. natalie's at the news desk with a look at all the headlines. natalie, take it away! >> thanks, matt, savannah and al. good morning, everyone. celebrations today in libya following the death of ousted leader moammar gadhafi. it was a violent end to gadhafi's ironclad reign over libya that lasted more than four decades. adrienne mong is joining us by phone from misrata, libya, with the latest. we warn you again, the images you're about to see are graphic. adrienne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
natalie. that's right, they are graphic images, and gadhafi's body is still, we believe, here in misrata. we're still waiting to find out details of his burial. understandable that the interim government here as well as some of the rebel forces want to keep it as quiet as possible, the procedure for his burial here. we have been told that it will happen today without any sort of ceremony. in the meantime, there has been a lot of reflection this morning. we had a friday prayer here in misrata where they thanked allah for helping them secure victory over gadhafi. we also spoke to some of the people here who have started to say they thought his body would be somewhere in hawaii. >> thank you, adrienne mong. secretary of state hillary clinton struck a hard line with pakistani leaders this morning in islamabad and the safe havens of terrorism that have cropped up within their borders. clinton called for pakistan to have greater cooperation with
afghanistan and cautioned that militants have been allowed to operate in pakistan for too long. the senate has rejected president obama's jobs bill aimed at preventing layoffs of teachers and firefighters by local and state governments. this latest legislation was a slimmed-down remnant of the president's larger $450 billion jobs bill that was rejected last week. the number of gays and lesbians adopting children has tripled over the past decade, in spite of laws that discriminate against them in many states. in 2009, nearly 22,000 same-sex couples adopted children up from about 6,000 back in 2000. and while several states specifically prohibit same-sex couples from joint adoptions, some states have eased those restrictions in recent years. the biggest study to date on possible cell phone links to cancer found that heavy phone users have the same cancer rate as people who don't use cell phones. researchers in denmark followed more than 350,000 people for about a decade.
critics say, though, the study wasn't done long enough, since brain tumors can take decades to develop. all right, how cute is this? after an oil spill this month coated new zealand's blue penguins with goo, a yarn shop put out an sos for sweaters to help keep the penguins from pecking at their dirty coats until they had been cleaned up. the response has been heart and penguin-warming. that is cute. five minutes after the hour. here's al with a check of the weather. >> if he only had a matching hat and scarf, he'd look like chilly willie. >> cute. >> that's fantastic! all right, let's check your weather, see what's going on. and you can see a littleit of a spin of low pressure moving up into canada in the northeast. no big problems there. showers exiting the new england area. we've got a few showers moving into the pacific northwest and we'll see some rain today. beautiful in much of the western half of the country with temperatures upper 70s into the low 60s.
and we get into california. breezy in the great lakes, sprinkles in northern new england and temperatures chilly throughout the southeast. in fact, about 17 states this morning in the midwest on into the gulf coast have frost or freeze warnings. that's what's going on good morning to you. we still have a lot of cloud cover over the entire bay area. it's just hours away from clearing. mostly sunny conditions all across the bay. we'll get rid of that fog by about 11:00 am. the coast, 70s inland today. even including a couple of 80s on your map. a good couple of beach days this weekend. then our focus shifts to fire safety. we have really dry air and warm, windy conditions setting up over the bay. we'll be watching for that next week. beautiful conditions in san francisco today. we head through the weekend, warming up to 88. and this morning on "today's real estate," what you can get for $300,000 or less. taking us on a tour of homes from coast to coast, our brick house, "today" real estate contributor barbara corcoran. >> good morning, al. >> good to see you! >> nice to see you, too.
>> let's get started. we have a great home, first home, steamboat springs, colorado. a two-bedroom home priced at $354,900. >> and it's a ski town, i'm sure you know, al. probably everybody knows. it's next to the yampa river in northern colorado. this is a rustic, old house that comes with a bird house and wheel barrow free of charge. see right there in the front? no problem, thrown in. it's nestled in an oasis of wild flowers in horse country. i can just see myself on a nice thoroughbred, you on an old mule trotting up those hills over there, having a good time. [ horse noises ] cut it out. the kitchen is too dark, i think, but it's an easy fix. just paint the cabinets and you have enough color. there's a sunny dining area with hand-plastered brown walls that should be white. beautiful walls with the wrong color and shuttered colors. the same walls continue into the keeyz living room. there is also a wood deck at the side of the house that's surrounded by beautiful shade
trees, and i think it's just about the right size for drinks. >> that is gorgeous. now let's get to a beautiful part of the country, belleview, washington. a four-bedroom home priced at $338,000. >> and what's interesting about this home, it's the beach cabin on the lake, but it was originally on the lake and they sold the land and moved it one house back, which probably diminished the value by a good quarter of its value, and it now sits on a tree-lined lot, but it comes with lake access, a dock, a creek in the backyard. so you really didn't give up much by moving it back. the interior is very spare and clean and inviting. very different on the inside than it looks on the outside. i think that's a really nice dining area. easy to clean up. just feels brand new to me. the living room has bead board-style wainscoting, windows and a very shiny ceiling. i'm not sure what they put on there. must have waxed it on their back or something, but whoa, it's shiny. european-style kitchening with cabinets and a backsplash and the second-floor deck has gorgeous views of the lake. i like the fencing.
that carpet -- why do people buy the outdoor carpet? i think that needs a few more chairs, but out back, there is a covered porch with access to swimming and kayaking and just plain out hanging out on the beach. not a bad home. $338,0 $338,000. >> now the midsection of the country, cedar rapids, iowa, a three-bedroom home. >> and cedar rapids was home to ashton kutcher and jack johnson. the house is huge. almost feels like a small condominium, but one family lives there and it could be you. it's 4,000 square feet of living space on almost three full acres. the entrance foyer has an impressive stairwell. i think it sets the tone right away that this is a big house. and the living room has fancy woodwork, built-in bookshelves and french doors. i think it needs a few more chairs in the living room. it's a little lonely. the dining room has three big windows, wood floors and wainscoting and the kitchen has new white cabinets, a cooktop island and a small breakfast nook. nice-looking kitchen. the lower level family room comes with a bar, a stone
fireplace and a stone wine cellar. i don't quite know where that is in that room. and there is, of course, a four-car garage, a stocked pond and a fountain and the guest chalet. >> oh, wow! >> what else could you want? >> not much more than that. now to the northeast, a two-bedroom home in new hampshi hampshire. >> andover has a lake populated mostly by weekend folks from the boston area. but take a look at this pristine home. it has 50 feet of sandy waterfront. a big front porch and a long private dock. the open living room area has gleaming knotty pine. it really works in this house. just feels so cozy to me. and yet, open. and the windows take advantage of the lake views all around you. the windowed kitchen is a knockout. who wouldn't love that kitchen with glassfront cabinets and an island? the deck on the water is i think where everyone would love to sit from morning to night. and there's another deck overlooking the pretty landscaped grounds on the opposite side of the house.
almost spills on to the driveway. >> and lastly, four-bedroom home, indianapolis, indiana, priced right at $400,000. >> right at $400,000. it should change to $399,000, it would sound so much cheaper, but this neighborhood is downtown indianapolis. it's a historic district. it has great architecture, traevenld shops, restaurants and lots of biking trails. look at that rainbow-colored victorian. it was built in 1910 and has lots of embellishments, starting with the front door and the porch. look at all the detail above the door. that's lovely. look at the inside, the detailed staircase in the entryway. that is pretty impressive. >> that's beautiful. >> the interior has been, i think, immaculately updated in cool, livable, high style, but it's maintained its historical integrity, which a lot of folks don't do anymore when renovating. >> look at the bookcase. >> i love it. i'm going to sell you this house, i feel it coming! original wood floors, built-ins, a fireplace, custom cabinets in the kitchen next to the dining room. we really like fine, handcrafted furniture. i feel like it was custom made for that. it wasn't, but a good fake.
it has two-tiered breakfast bar and a built-in wine rack. >> and indianapolis is, of course, the home of the super bowl in 2012 -- >> so, buy this house now! it's going to go up. >> all right. barbara corcoran, nankz so much. are you dreaming of retirement, but can you afford to? we'll tell you figure out if you saved enough money. then later on, two more songs from the band that took over our plaza, coldplay. first, these messages. irregularity is no big deal, think twice. it may be a sign that your digestive system could be working better. listen to this with occasional irregularity, things your body doesn't use could be lingering in your system, causing discomfort. but activia has been shown in clinical studies to help with slow intestinal transit when consumed 3 times per day. 7 out of 10 doctors recommend activia. and the great taste is recommended by me!
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>> announcer: "today's money" is brought to you by bank of america. this morning on "today's money," can you afford to retire? millions of older americans can't afford to walk away from their job because they're saddled with too much debt. jean chatzky is here to help. she's "today's "financial editor and author of "money 911." jean, good morning. >> good morning. >> so, finding out that the golden years are not so golden anymore. what is going on? >> mortgages are actually the big problem. the "wall street journal" did a big story and laid it all out. when you look at people who are 60 to 64 years old, about 40% of them have mortgages. that's double the number that had mortgages 15 years ago, and those mortgages have doubled in size. they're an average of $80,000. >> and why are we seeing this sort of rear its ugly head now? >> because if you look at what happened in the housing market, housing was just going up, up, up, up, and people thought they could pull money out of their homes and still have a nice nest egging to retire on, but when
the prices started to plater, all of a sudden, the equity was gone and they had to pay back the debt, so double trouble. >> is part of the problem as well that mortgage rates got so low that people were refinancing and refinancing to the point that you kept putting off your debt? >> that's right. and when you refinance later in life, you really have to look at taking out a shorter-term loan. you'll still save money on interest, but you don't want to stretch out those monthly payments until you're 70 or 80 years old. >> other big problem, of course, people still not saving enough for retirement. we're seeing 401(k) accounts completely being wiped away. >> right. most people in this country, the vast majority do not have what they need to retire on. and a big problem is that many people just don't know how much they need to retire on. only about half of all adult americans have actually run the numbers. so, if you haven't done that, there's a really good website, choosetosave.org, where you can go and do the calculation so that you'll know. >> and that's a big question, because a lot of people think,
well, and they've heard that in order to maintain the lifestyle i have now, i have to continue to bring in that same amount of money when i retire, but you really should be thinking about living on less, right? >> well, not necessarily. there was this old rule of thumb that when you retired, you would only need 70% of the money you're living on now. it's not true, because not only are we living longer, we're living healthier, so a 65, 70-year-old retiree just doesn't want to garden anymore. they want to travel -- >> see the world, get out there. >> they want to do things, and that costs money. so, you really do need to put away at least 100%, if not more of what you've got. and then there's health care, which is the big, big wild card, because once you get into your 80s, 85, 90, your health care expenses can cost six figures, not including your retirement nest egg. >> so quick tips you say is first to think about downsizing -- >> now. >> now. >> not later. because if you can downsize earlier, you can free up some
cash to save. >> you also say if you can afford to do it, put off your retirement for a bit, delay it? >> every year you manage to not retire, money can stay in those f 401(k)s and grow. plus, delay social security every year after age 62 actually adds about 8% to the money you'll bring in each year from age 62 to 67. >> that's beneficial. >> very big deal. >> that's huge. finally, you say if you can afford the time, look for a part-time job as well. that brings in a little extra spending money. >> again, you're just trying to leave the money in the retirement accounts and let it grow, and if you can earn some money, it will keep you young as well. >> yeah. >> we know that about two-thirds of retirees are working and a lot of them are doing it just because they want to. >> gives you something to do. jean chatzky, thank you so much. >> sure. between your job and your kids, are you stretched too thin? we've got strategies for the stressed-out mom. and we're relieving some stress this morning with the boys from britain, coldplay. more music after these messages. ♪ ahh, one.
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>> wow, that's a fun one. >> black leotard. >> that's fun. >> do you have to get the red eyes? skinny and disturbed? >> this is for adults, right? >> yeah. could be -- >> number three is playboy bunny. >> that's definitely for adults. >> better be for adults. >> then nicki minaj. that would be big padding. >> can i be honest, i don't know who nicki minaj is. am i culturally ignorant? >> you're living under a rock. >> what's wrong with me? you know what i'm doing, googling right now. number five, smurfette. katy perry plays smurfette in the movie. >> who doesn't love smurfette, come on. >> rounding out the list, will fred, and rapunzel. hey!
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finally friday. mostly cloudy. d still dealing with fog, quarter mile visibility in santa rosa. we'll get sunshine out there as well. probably have to wait until 10:30, maybe even 11:00. for this weekend, temperatures keep on climbing, up into the mid to upper 80s inland. that means we'll see some great beach days. dry weather as we kick-off next week. we are concerned with fire safety. this morning, from futurecast, we set it in motion, about 11:00 am, clearing over the bay area. 79 in san jose. 79 in santa cruz. there's athat weekend warmup. 88 by sunday inland. let's check in with mike. even though it's friday and a little lighter, tougher on the peninsula right now. an accident is blocking one of your northbound lanes, slow lanes at marsh road. this is causiing a backup. 237 all the way up to menlo
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we running things now, huh? man in the suit got it all figured out? >> no, man with the suit doesn't have it all figured out, but man with the gun needs to understand what man in suit is trying to accomplish here. >> why are you talking like that? >> you're talking like that. why can't i talk like that? >> it's ben stiller and eddie murphy in their new movie "power heist" and both of them will be here to tell us about it next week on "today." >> it's going to be fun, too. >> it's going to be good. meanwhile, coming up this half hour, it's called the rubber band syndrome. i know nothing about it moms feeling like they're stretched too thin between parenting and working, after-school activities. we'll have some smart strategies to help you overcome the stress and become the best parent you can be. >> they also say dads go through that, too. >> i know, it's true. absolutely. no question. and in case you hadn't noticed, coldplay has been here all morning long. kicking off a fabulous fall weekend with old hits and new ones off their brand-new album. they're going to be performing two more songs in just a moment.
but before that, opening for coldplay, jenna wolfe with a preview -- >> yes, exactly. >> -- of what's coming up this weekend. >> you want me to sing? coming up this weekend on "today," we're talking about the trial of dr. conrad murray, better left unsung. it's the crucial turning point in the case against michael jackson's doctor, as the defense starts to put on their case. will he take the stand? we will find out. also, the search for baby lisa irwin. it's been nearly three weeks now since the 10-month-old vanished from her room while her parents are pleading to help find the child, police are taking a closer look at the family home. we will have the latest developments. and then, out of retirement and back on the field. this is allen moore. he is 61 years old. he is the oldest kicker in college football. he's got skills, he's got stories. we had a fun time with him down in in alabama, faulkner university. i'm sure he would like us to say that. i'm sure he enjoys the campus atmosphere, the boys and the girls. >> oh!
>> hey! >> party until 61. >> paved and everything. that's coming up this weekend on "today." >> all right, jenna, thanks. see you this weekend. and how about a check of the weather? all right, we'll see what's going on for your weekend. tomorrow we've got some showers in northern new england and the pacific northwest. a few showers around oklahoma. otherwise, plenty of sunshine, cool from the great lakes into the northeast. sunday, sunday, sunshine along the eastern seaboard, some showers in eastern texas, also some rain in the western plains on into the pacific northwest. that's good morning to you. finally, a friday. we'll get some really nice weather this weekend. and, as of this afternoon, once we get rid of all this cloud cover, mostly cloudy across the bay area. by 11:00, we should see some clearing. watch out for dense fog in the north bay. as we head through your weekend, beach weather. yes, in the 80s. a dry mass sets up across the bay area. we'll be watching for fire. all that cloud cover pushing up
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this morning on "today's moms," dealing with stress. many mothers feel overwhelmed in their daily lives, and that can have serious repercussions on both the parent and the child. so, how do you balance it all? psychiatrist gail saltz is a "today" contributor, and elizabeth lombardo is a psychologist and the author of "a happy you: your ultimate prescription for happiness." we need that around here. >> yes. >> good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good to have you. now, elizabeth, you talk about this as a syndrome. it's called the rubber band effect. >> yeah, yeah. >> tell me about that. >> so, i brought my visual. you think of a rubberband at different points. as a mom, we take care of our kids, maybe our spouses, our home, work outside the house. so we already have a lot on our plate. >> stretched to the limit. >> then the school calls and says, hey, would you mind volunteering? and part of us says i have too much on my plate and the other part says, yes, i'd better, i should do it. so what do we do? we accept it, and then every other part of our life has stress in it.
>> yes, and we are being stretched. and gail, of course, a little bit of stress is always going to be in your life, and that's okay. you say it's important, though, to recognize when it can become unhealthy. >> yeah. i think there is such a thing as optimum stress. >> right. >> sometimes your best performance is when you have some stress, and actually, everybody has stress. so trying to remove all stress doesn't work because that's part of living. but when you have a lot of stress, actually, our body releases a hormone called court zoll, and when your body and brain is bathed in cortisol all the time, it causes hypertension, it causes your immune system to not be as effective, it affects mood and anxiety. so, remaining at a high chronic level of stress all the time is truly bad for you and your health. >> not to mention, you can't be your best parent to your kids if you are that stressed out. and elizabeth, you talk about one of the big things that we do, and i know i'm guilty of this, is overbooking our kids. you want your kids to succeed in everything they do and you want them to do a lot, and we tend to put them in a lot. >> absolutely, yeah.
so, we think if we keep having them do more and more, they'll learn more and be more well-rounded, but really, we're taxing our children, too. >> gail, you agree with that. >> 25% of all children at some point in their childhood will develop an anxiety disorder, and that's one in four. you really have to be mindful that overscheduling not only can make them stressed and anxious, but it takes away play, which is creative time to be creative thinkers. so, you really are taking something away from them if you constantly schedule them. >> and if you're constantly doing the carpooling and everything, the effects that has on you as well adds on to that stress and trying to keep track of their schedules and everything. i think a lot of moms and dads deal with the guilt of saying no. and elizabeth, you were talking about this, that school calls and says can you do this, and you add on, you pile on. why can't we just say no? >> well, we're constantly shooting ourselves. i should do that, if i was a good mom, i would, and i should do that, so we keep putting more and more on the plate. the goal is to be a better parent, and that's a great motivation, but what we have to realize is, ironically, it's
making us not as effective as a mother. >> okay, so the important thing is you have to start focusing on you, as well. you both say this. take a little time for yourself. it's not going to hurt anyone. it's going it make you better, right? >> absolutely. we always hear the airline saying put your oxygen mask on first. why? because if you pass out from no oxygen, you can't help others. take time out for yourself and you'll be a better parent, a better spouse, better at work, better everywhere. >> and by take time out, i would add not only eat well, sleep well and exercise -- exercise is very important -- but i would say use some actual relaxation techniques in the little time you carve out for yourself. it can make a big difference. >> right. >> so relaxing your body, you know, deep breathing, using a little visual imagery to have peaceful moments, wonderful music. even just 15 minutes can make a huge difference. >> ladies, thanks so much. elizabeth lombardo, dr. gail saltz, as always, thanks. coming up next, multiple grammy-winning rockers coldplay in concert, right after this. get your cash back! oh, hi.
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as the room this is a nbc special report. here's savannah guthrie. >> we await a statement from president obama who spoke earlier today with iraqi prime minister al malaki and told him u.s. troops will leave iraq at the end of this year. ending some speculation that some remaining troop presence would stay beyond that deadline. let's get right to the white house. nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd is standing by. what can you tell us? >> look, savannah, they couldn't work out an agreement inside the iraqi government, on exactly what conditions it would be that u.s. troops would stay under what they would do if they were there. admiral mike mullen right before
he officially retired visited iraq and said you have to make a decision on this. they couldn't come to an agreement and so today the president had this video conference with prime minister malaki and agreed jointly this is the best way forward. let's remember, this was an agreement to pull out troops by 2011 originally signed and agreed to by president bush in 2008 and this is the timeline president obama said he would stay on and will announce today. >> let's turn to richard engel. both sides portraying this as a positive development and happy to have the clean break as it were. >> there's significant risks, as well. there's 39,000 troops in iraq right now. that's going to zero. there was talk that around 2,000 to 3,000 american troops would stay on as trainers after the end of this year. what we're going to hear now is those troops will not be staying on, that means there's no presence, no american training wheels on the iraqi military
anymore. >> all right. here's the president of the united states. >> good afternoon, everybody. as a candidate for president, i pledged to bring the war in iraq to a responsible end. for the sake of our national security and to strengthen american leadership around the world. after taking office, i announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011. as commander in chief, ensuring the success of this strategy has been one of my highest national security priorities. last year, i announced the end to our combat mission in iraq and to date we have removed more than 100,000 troops. iraqis have taken full responsibility for their country's security. a few hours ago i have spoke with iraqi prime minister malaki. i reaffirmed that the united
states keeps its commitments. he spoke of the determination of the iraqi people to forge their own future. we are in full agreement about how to move forward. so, today i can report that as promised the rest of our troops in iraq will come home by the end of the year. after nearly nine years, america's war in iraq will be over. over the next two months, our troops in iraq, tens of thousands of them, will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home. the last american soldier will cross the border out of iraq with their head held high, proud of their success and knowing that the american people stand united in our support for our troops. that is how america's military efforts in iraq will end. but even as we mark this important milestone, we're also moving in to a new phase in the
relationship between the united states and iraq. as of january 1st, and in keeping with our strategic framework agreement with iraq, it will be a normal relationship between sovereign nations, equal partnership based on mutual interests and mutual respect. in today's conversation, prime minister malaki and i agreed that a meeting of the higher coordinating committee of the strategic framework agreement will convene in the coming weeks and i invited the prime minister to come to the white house in december as we plan for the important work we have to do together. this will be a strong and enduring relationship. we'll help iraqis strengthen institution that is are just, representative and accountable. we'll build new ties of trade and of commerce, culture and education that unleash the potential of the iraqi people. we'll partner with an iraq that contributes to regional security
and peace just as we insist that other nations respect iraq's sovereignty. as i told prime minister malaki, we will continue discussions on how we might help iraq train and equip its forces. again, just as we offer training and assistance to countries around the world. after all, there will be some difficult days ahead for iraq. and the united states will continue to have an interest in an iraq that's stable, secure and self reliant. just as iraqis have per severed through war, i'm confident that they can build a future worthy of their history as a cradle of civilization. here at home the coming months will be another season of homecomings. across america, our service men and women will be reunited with their families. today, i can say that our troops in iraq will definitely be home for the holidays. this december will be a time to
reflect on all that we have been through in this war. i'll join the american people in paying tribute to the more than 1 million americans who have served in iraq. we'll honor our many wounded warriors and the nearly 4,500 american patriots and their iraqi and coalition partners who gave their lives to this effort. and finally, i would note that the end of war in iraq reflects a larger transition. the tide of war is receding. the drawdown in iraq allowed us to refocus our fight against al qaeda and achieve major victories against its leadership, including osama bin laden. now, even as we remove our last troops from iraq we're beginning to bring our troops home from afghanistan where we have begun a transition to after began security and leadership. when i took office, roughly 180,000 troops were deployed in both these wars. and by the end of this year,
that number will be cut in half. and make no mistake. it will continue to go down. meanwhile, yesterday marked the definitive end of the gadhafi regime in libya. and there, too, our military played a critical role in shaping a situation on the ground in which the libyan people can build their own future. today, nato is working to bring this successful mission to a close. so to sum up, the united states is moving forward from a position of strength. the long war in iraq will come year. the transition in afghanistan is moving forward and our troops are finally coming home. as they do, fewer deployments and more time training will help keep our military the very best in the world. and as we welcome home our newest veterans, we'll never stop working to give them and their families the care, the benefits and the opportunities
that they have earned. this includes enlisting the veterans in the greatest challenge as a nation, creating opportunity and jobs in this country. because after a decade of war, the nation that we need to build and the nation that we will build is our own. an america that sees its economic strength restored just as we have restored our leadership around the globe. thank you very much. >> what about iran, sir? are you worried about -- >> president barack obama in the white house briefing room this afternoon announcing that the u.s.'s long war in iraq is over. all troops will be out of that country by december 2011. this clears up an issue that the u.s. had with the iraqis. there was a request, a thought for a time for a time that there would be some troop presence in the neighborhood of 5,000 troops left after the end of this year. but because the iraqis would not
guarantee legal immunity, legal protections for u.s. troops, the decision was made to pull all troops out and so this war which began in march 2003 will truly end by december of 2011 and as the president said, the troops will be home for the holidays. there are about 39,000 troops still in iraq right now from a height during the surge of 166,000. and the figures that truly matters, total u.s. military killed in iraq, 4,469. wounded, 32,000 and now over to the iraqis. richard engel, my question to you is, the president said it. the iraqis will be in charge of that you are own security. are they up to it? >> many iraqis believe the government is not up to it. now and over the last several months, sectarian attacks, car bombings have been going up. the cukurdish militant groups a more aggressive. recently carried out an major
attack in turkey. the government is carrying out an offensive and inside iraq. and this is all with a u.s. military presence. when that military presence goes down to zero, many iraqis fear that the tensions and fragility of the country will only be intensified. >> you said to me a minute ago, the training wheels will truly be off. chuck, senior officials framing this as something that both countries, frankly, are happy about for political purposes. the president now able to say those seminole words to the u.s. the war is over. >> -- republicans and the more hawkish republicans, because you didn't hear him say we won the war in iraq. when you heard the word "victories" it was associated with feats of al qaeda and osama bin laden and that part of this war. and it's thats a suspect of this, i think that you could
president and the speechwriters chose the words carefully. we are leaving in a position of strength, he said. it was just walking that line there. and, frankly, that's been the way the american public reacts to the iraq war itself. it's always been something that you see the conflict, frankly, in public opinion. >> of course, there will be some small troop presence in association with the embassy to remain in iraq and senior officials explained they're hoping there will be a strong military to military relationship where the u.s. is continuing to sell arms to iraq, to train iraqi soldiers but a relationship that's closer to the one we have with egypt now or with jordan. not this massive troop presence on another country's soil. so to recap the news today, president obama from the white house briefing room announced that all u.s. troops currently in iraq, about 39,000, will be home for the hall dais. continuing coverage throughout the day on msnbc and msnbc.com
and tonight on "nightly news." i'm good morning. i'm marla tellez. let's have a look at the weekend forecast with christina loren. >> 75 in redwood city. 79 in san jose. 76 in santa rosa. northbound 101, backup to 237 and 237 at 85, an accident there causing backup all the way to 280. we rejoin the "today" show in a minute.
seattle. strange things happen in seattle. the opening of "aimee" last night. thank you for coming down. you are an amazing audience. >> amazing. >> we are going on fumes so we are a little tired. kathie lee and i went to the make-up and hair room and walked in in our casual clothes and came in with a dress. >> we dressed for the show. >> we dressed for the show. hold on, hold on. >> the same exact dress. >> apparently it's kay under day. we had a great time, a great time. for those of you who didn't see us yesterday, we thought we would let you know where seattle is. apparently the most intelligence people in the world live in seattle. here it is, you guys. >> it's nestled between two
mountain ranges for those of you here, you know. the snow-capped olympics to the west, cascades to the east making this city an outdoor lover's paradise. kayaking, fishing. >> and the beautiful flower is the dalia. you don't seem impressed. >> i don't know if you know this but it's also home to the second germiest attraction in the country. you know what that is? it's called gum wall. it is nasty. >> it's second only to the blarney stone in ireland. >> people put up chewed gum. look at it. so that's it. "stuck on you." also, you guys, we are sitting at this wonderful, wonderful market.
we had fun yesterday. first of all, i did not understand the thing about the flying fish at pike's market. >> pike place market. >> exactly. >> they're going. >> is she saying it wrong? >> we had a lot of fun. there were fish flying over us. we really had fun. remember? >> frank was so proud of me. i made an interception. not easy to do. >> seattle has the most intelligence people in the country according to a survey. it listed that the best-looking people come from san juan. >> oh. >> sorry. the friendliest people live in new orleans. most stylish people live in new york. look at us. >> yes. >> again, the best-looking people live in san juan.
there are a lot of good looking people here. >> there's one especially good looking man here. >> you know what? there is a member of our cast who makes quite the -- what's the word? >> splash. he takes your breath away. >> his name is ed lott. when we were auditioning in new york, ed walked in and i said, please, god, let him sing. he sings beautifully. he's an absolute sweetheart of a guy. we needed a model for -- >> we should show ed. ed is in your "saving aimee" show. >> that's a lot more clothing than you wear in our show. >> it's true. >> in kath's show, there he is. okay? we're just saying. you are donning a kilt not because you like it -- >> no, but i do. >> it's practical. what's the use of this? >> the use is to have ed come on and say hi. >> the idea is that guys who ride motorcycles and want to fix
their motorcycles have to bend down in order to fix it and it's hard when you're wearing jeans. so now they have kilts. >> we are going to get ed to bend down. >> show how you would work on your bike. >> yes. you've i got to do this. >> it's about time the rules are reversed. >> watch how this goes. >> we work on our bike here, we have it here, it works. see? >> yes. >> do you feel free and easy? >> i do. i'm wearing it properly, first of all. you know what that means, right? >> no. >> don't tell us. >> all right. you don't wear anything under kilts, right? no. >> i wish we were in the windy city. >> thank you for modeling. >> all of them in "saving aimee." they are there through the 29th. he is a wonderful actor and i
abused him horribly. he's adorable. thank you, ed. love you. >> let's watch ed pedal off. >> good-bye, ed. good-bye. so if you come to seattle, we are told there are three things you must try. three things. one is called the po roll sushi dog. >> is that this? >> it's that. this is like a hot dog kind of thing. mine has peanut butter banana and a hot dog? what's yours? >> is that a french fry? >> yours is covered in everything. >> oh, my gosh. >> you want to try this? >> it's awfully huge. you know who i'm starting to feel like? >> paula deen? >> governor perry. remember? >> you try that one, hoda. my mouth's not big enough. the next thing? >> the top pot donuts.
[ applause ] >> they're famous. the pumpkin one is especially famous. apparently president obama came to seattle, left seattle, thank you, and turned around because he loved this donut so much. >> this is delicious. what's the third thing? >> hold on. i didn't try the second thing. >> the third thing, fran's chocolates. [ applause ] >> you try that one while i work on this pumpkin, baby. >> they are known for their smoked salt caramels. you guys want to try? i have a couple. you can take one. >> who has the biggest mouth? tina, you're on a diet. >> there is one thing on this table, kath, one thing on this table that we're afraid of. >> who wouldn't be? look at this thing. >> this is something we didn't think you'd want to try but it's
called the gooey duck. do you know what that is? everybody here knows what it is. i don't think people at home knows what it is. >> it's one of the most disgusting things i've ever seen. >> it is the largest clam. it lives in the puget sound area. it is found under the sand three to four feet. it needs to be dugged out and pulled out like a cork. >> looks like something on "spongebob." >> it's hard to believe even this had a mother. >> hold it. >> you hold it. >> and does it come out of the shell? >> that is nasty. >> it is dripping. >> don't look at it. don't look at it. stop it. put it down. put it down. put it down. i am trying to save you. >> no. i won't put it down.
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>> did you know "gq" and msn travel survey ranked seattle the sixth worse dressed city in the country? >> i don't think that's true. >> i don't believe it. >> you're beautiful. we don't believe it. >> we called on a stylist to take this town from grunge to glamour. >> seattle is on a the worse-dressed lists. we'll take some girls from grunge to great. >> it's not that i don't like dresses, but i don't like dresses. >> this is making your bust seem lower and makes you look square a little bit. >> these shoes ruin the dress. they ruin the outfit. they are great shoes for hiking. >> that's true. >> maybe brown tights with brown ballerinas, then i would have completely walked by.
>> only in seattle will you see something like this. a lot of people are wearing denim on denim. i don't get it. you want to be darker on the top and lighter on the bottom or lighter on the bottom and darker on top. this is the look of seattle. she dresses like this every day, right? this is the look? >> jeans and t-shirts. >> what response do you think you're getting? >> not a great one. >> the shoes, what are those anyway? how old are these? >> this is not the layering you want to do. i want to put new color in the right way, not this color. get you cute shoes that are comfortable but will look better than this. take you out of this whole polar fleece chic. >> i would love it. >> something nicer. >> we are joined by suzie. >> hello. >> good to see you. what did you think of that survey that said seattle was the
sixth worse-dressed city in the country. >> i would have to -- >> careful. >> agree. it's not number one. the biggest problem is here everyone dresses for comfort because they never change the outfit. they're the kind of people that would work the workout outfit in the morning and never change. >> why are you showing these people? come on. >> that's rude. >> i love seattle, by the way. i love the people here, too. >> catherine works as a marine biologist. >> yes. >> tell us what you thought was wrong with her look when you met her? >> this was pretty much her uniform. all the time. she wears polar fleeces and will take a baggy t-shirt. the pants were so long. she never hemmed them so they were getting frayed at the
bottom. >> catherine, come on out. >> tell us what you did. >> i have to say it wasn't difficult because we went to j. crew and the selection there is amazing. everyone should have instead of the polar fleece, a blazer to throw over jeans. it makes everything look great. i love this bright color. this poppy colored sweater. this is the color of the season, not just fall but spring. i love the skinny, sinny cords. they have zippers at the edge. it's supposed to be shorter than the ankle boots. that is the new trend. what is great about her feet, the streets are cobblestone here so a wedge is great. you don't get your heel stuck in them. >> what do you think of your new look? >> i love it. it's much better than my old one. >> you're getting looks?
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to anyone who answers her questions correctly. for those who don't they get a kathie lee cd. brad good is a seattle news veteran and expert on all things seattle. you ready? >> i'm ready. currently a correspondent for cnbc here on the west coast. >> welcome back. >> i'm here with jody. she's been here for both of our shows. you're not going to win one of my cds today. guess what jody's already got. look what jody brought. show it, baby. a cassette! how tall is the space needle 605 feet, 800, 300 feet or 1,000 feet? >> 605. >> good girl. you win the gift card to starbucks. >> she got it. 605 feet. >> when you're strapped to the top of the roof doing a special event it feels more like 900 or
1,000 feet with the wind blowing. >> does it move? >> you're up on that needle and the wind gets blowing, it's quite a rush. was built in 1962 for the world's fair. the 50th anniversary is coming next year. >> this is lala. when did the very first starbucks open right around here? 1980, 1965, 1971, 1993? >> 1971. >> because the lady behind cheated. >> what the heck. >> 1971. is it here? >> it's right around the corner here. now there are 87,000 different ways to make a latte. 87,000. there are more than 50 countries. back then i think a cup of coffee was about 30 cents. that was before high maintenance drinks. >> we know those. we drink those. >> by the way, we had a wine at
starbucks yesterday. just saying. >> that's right. >> what movie besides "sleepless in seattle" did meg ryan and tom hanks star opposite each other? "when harry met sally" "you've got mail" ♪ forrest gump" it's an hour show. "you've got mail." >> "you've got mail." also a big star greg kinnear in that film, as well. that was about a battle of the book stores. book stores are huge in seattle. you talked about how we are a very smart community. bookstores do really well here. elliot books moved up to capitol hill there and they are booming. bookstores are alive and well here. >> this is lauren. true or false. this is a good one. the seattle seahawks have won the super bowl five times.
>> false. >> yeah, it's kind of false. >> that was a mean question to ask. >> that will get seattle people laughing. however, we did go to the super bowl in 2006, playing detroit and lost to the pittsburgh steelers. we are struggling to get back to the super bowl. >> this is amy. she made us a "today" pumpkin. which company is not head quartered in seattle? >> i'm going to say kraft. >> you would be right. >> wow! >> i will say seattle has the best mac and cheese. beachers here in the marketplace has the best mac and cheese. >> thank you, guys. come back with us. we are all about animals. right after the break. he he he ha ha
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welcome back. we have fog still lingering over the north bay. clearing rapidly right now. outside our stayed studio in san jose, breaks of sunshine. that's the case throughout the east bay. 70 in san francisco. 72 degrees in santa cruz. we continue to warm up as we head into your weekend, temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 80s. we'll have your complete raiders forecast at 11:00. south bay looking much better right now. northbound 85, slow all the way up to 237 has cleared and recovered over the last 20 minutes. still slow northbound 101 from 237, but clearing by the time you get into palo alto. oakland, 880 is clear and bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights are off, marla. thank you, mike. we ask that you find us on facebook, if you haven't already. search nbc bay area morning news. i'll be back at 11:00 with your newscast.
we are back with a special seattle edition of "today." we are learning there are several animals that are native. >> point defiance school and aquarium, welcome. >> we had a beaver last week in the studio, but this is a big beaver. >> and it's actually -- it smells cleaner than the other one. >> he takes care of himself. we take good care of our animals. this is buckley. he is a 12-year-old beaver. he's just about full size. he weighs about 40 pounds. you're welcome to give him a pet. >> no thanks. >> you sure? >> it's soft. >> you always see them in cartoons they chop down trees. is that true? >> it's true. they do chew down trees with their teeth. they can chop down a six foot
tree in three hours. >> you have an eagle. >> here she comes. >> we'll give it room. >> that's why they call it the eagle eye. >> we'll stand right here. >> he is a bald eagle. there are a lot of sea gulls flying around that don't like her being around. you are looking at a conservation success story. the bald eagle used to be endangered, but was taken off the endangered list, which is amazing. >> that looks full grown. >> what is the wing span? it looks big. >> seven feet across and she weighs 10 pounds. >> that's all? >> people think 30 or 40 pounds. >> she is a full-figured girl. >> up next we have a cactus jack. >> stop it. >> what is that? >> cactus jack is making his way over right now.
>> it's like my hair before kerotin. >> this is a north american porcupine. >> i've never seen that kind. >> oh, oh, down wind. >> i have to warn you. >> oh, my gosh! >> you should have told us. >> he has a bit of an odor. >> a bit of an odor? >> smells like he hasn't had a shower in a few weeks. >> they do have quills. they have 30,000 needle-sharp kwils. on top he has hair. underneath, he is going to show you. >> that's not nice to show that. >> they don't shoot their quills. >> that's big. >> they are very cute. >> let's bring out our last animal. we have a little owl. >> oh, a little one. >> her name is honey. he can probably sit there and eat.
>> really? >> you need a lot of purell. >> look at this guy. >> can we touch him? >> actually. he does bite. this is a little western screech owl. her name is honey. they live here in western washington. she is not going to go anywhere. even though she is a small owl, she is not the smallest. there are smaller owls, believe it or not. they are common and most people here have them in their own backyard and they don't know it because they sit so still. >> are they nocturnal? >> they are very nocturnal. owls can't move their eyes. their eyes are stuck in their head. >> i have friends like that. >> they turn their heads about 170 degrees. >> there are a lot of places you can go from here. great travel destinations.
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♪ >> we are back with you here in seattle. there are so many places you can go right around here. >> that's right. we have ann taylor hartzel, owner of hip travel.com. >> thank you. if you want to sample seattle, this is the place to be. there's everything from the original starbucks stores, the beachers cheese, grab flowers and fish and head home. look at all these people today. >> i was reading about the san juan islands? >> if you think about it, the mountains, it's all really close by. two blocks down you grab the
ferry, head out to the san juan islands. >> how long does that take? >> about two hours. >> what's out there? >> there is a collection of islands. one is lake dale resort. during the winter months you stay at the lodge. in the sum erb months you go glamping. it's my kind of camping where you get your hair done. they have good wine and food. >> you get your hair done at the camp site? >> you can do your hair, there is a bathroom, my kind of camp, sleep in a bed. >> kerotin treatments for hoda? >> i bet. >> victoria, british columbia. >> victoria is acceptable from seattle. it's a 1 1/2 hour clipper ferry ride. then you're in another world. >> look at those sea planes. >> there is something so romantic about a sea plane. >> if you land in the harbor, staying at the fairmont is central to everything. who doesn't like to shop? victoria has fantastic shopping. >> look how charming it is many.
>> you can do shopping with the hip boutiques and local retailers. >> is that a big tourist destination? >> yes. it's great for families. we went with our two kids. we walked the whole thing without a car. >> your hometown, portland, oregon, is another spot you like. >> portland, my home town. portland turned into a hip, cool city. lots of great restaurants. is donut with bubble gum on top of it. >> let's talk about something we are into. wine getaway. >> good. i was hoping. >> finally. >> i heard on your plane over you ran out of wine. >> yeah. >> we have lots of wine here. washington has over 700 wineries. you're in good company.
think about walawala. beautiful landscape. there is the allison inn. you can wine taste by day and hit the spa in the afternoon. >> take us to mt. rainier. >> it is breast taking. you can go skiing, snowboarding, sledding. it is beautiful, hiking and biking in the summer months are great, too. >> beautiful. >> ride the gondola up to the summit restaurant. >> ann, thank you. >> thank you. >> we are running out of time. >> i know. coming up next, sara gets on one of those deadliest catch boats. ♪
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welcome back to seattle. this is a noisy bunch here. if you're a big fan of the discovery channel's "deadliest catch" you want to see this. >> sara haines boarded a boat with the crew. it was quite the adventure. >> wow. >> today i'm at pacific fisherman ship yard where i get to hang out with the guys from "the deadliest catch." i put on my best guess what boat gear is and now i'm hanging on for dear life. i'm with edgar, sig and jake. they are ready to put me through a boot camp of fishing or something. >> to get on a boat, you need to get in a survival suit. a purse does not belong on a boat. >> you want to do it in 60
seconds or less. pull that suit out fast as you can. remember, the boat's sinking. you need to get in that suit to save your life. get in the suit, go! murray up. >> get on your butt. >> wiggle, man. >> come on. >> there it is. >> this is not a flattering suit for my career. >> this is your uniform. >> these are cute. someone bigger wore these before. oh, my god, i can smell the fish. >> you've got to coil the line. >> what? >> coil the line.
there you go. >> now, to add an element to it. here comes a big wave. hold on! >> i'm sopping wet and that was only one thing down. i've got a couple more to go. >> you've got 30 in a row where the buoys are floating. >> okay. >> hook the buoys and pull them into the boat. >> okay. i have to get those? >> yeah. you've got to get them. >> flip them over. >> you've got a good one.
okay. we're good. >> in the northwest we have a tradition we bite the head off the herring for good luck. >> oh, god, i can't do it. >> got to do it. do it quick. >> pull it off. >> pull it off! >> yeah! >> good luck! >> okay. what is this? >> duck fart. >> what are the chances on being on "the deadliest catch?" >> you got through it all.
of course, we are in seattle and it's known for a lot of things, but especially its wine. this state produces more wine than any other state in the country except for california. >> and let's not forget about the beer, hoda woman. barbara evans is known as seattle wine gal. kendall jones is the director of washington beer blog.com. we call him beer boy. >> yes, we do. >> you're going down, lady. >> oh, you're going down, big boy. >> what makes these wines unique? >> washington state wine is, in
my opinion, best bang for your buck. i think for the value across all price points, it's absolutely incredible. >> the beer stands out because, beer boy? >> we have 153 breweries in this state. they are making best beers, innovative, creative beers. i'm going to introduce you to unexpected flavor beers. >> how do you know what beer we've tasted? >> i'm guessing you never tasted this before. >> let's do it. >> this is called coche de media noche. this is a mexican themed pumpkin ale, black pepper, red chilies. >> delicious. >> i'm going to pass these down. >> you like that, beer boy? >> beer boy likes it. put that down. >> he knew you wouldn't like it.
>> this next beer is from red hook brewing. one of the oldest micro breweries in the country, one of the first in the country started here in seattle. it's their 30th anniversary ale. >> beer boy. >> it's designed to have the flavor of bananas. >> just what i wanted in my beer. >> try this one. >> i'm glflabbergasted. >> next up is from piper and company right next door. it's a winter ale. it's got spices and seasonings. >> like that one. >> makes you think of good meals in winter. >> and a final one. >> this is a ginger pale ale. >> you guys actually might like this one. just a hint of ginger. not bitter. >> no, beer boy, we don't. >> i like it.
we've got to get to the wine. >> wake up and smell the good beer, kathie. >> one minute for the wine. >> i know you love chardonnay. start with the white. >> we might as well go with this. >> this is a woman owned and operated winery. >> everybody grab your own. we are running out of time. >> this is 100% nonprofit winery. >> what do you think of that? >> very nice. all very good. >> gramercy cell lars. >> take another. >> you're drinking hard road to hoe. >> hard hoda ro? >> cheers. >> these guys have serious personalities.
gorgeous line. >> i say wine girl beats beer boy. that's my personal opinion. >> we want to give a big congrats to kathie lee for her broadway show here in seattle. >> it's not broadway yet. >> and for seattle for taking such good care of us. >> we love you seattle. thank you! >> there's my beer boy. >> thank you! -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com