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good good morning. disaster on mt. mckinley. four climbers presumed dead after an avalanched swept them away on north america's tallest peak. high stakes election, voters in greece off to the polls today amid fears that the vote could send the economy into a tailspin. we're live in athens with the latest. and kate in the spotlight, the duchess of cambridge stepping out at an important charity event today, sunday, stepping out at an important charity event today, sunday, june 17th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
>> announcer: live from studio 1a in rock fell he plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm jenna wolfe. >> and aim tamron hall in for lester this morning on father's day. >> yeah, what a coincidence, lester takes the day off. actually, he's at a very important event. >> but first, we'll tell but a tragedy on mt. mckinley this morning. four climbers from japan are presumed dead after a massive avenue larchb ripped down the side of the mountain.right and wrong, a father beat allegedly little girl now could face criminal charges himself. we're going to have details. >> then we'll switch gears, it is summertime, giving us a chance to catch up on our reading list. from love stories to thrillers, we'll check out some great books for you to pick up and download before you go on vacation. >> as mentioned, it is father's day. i wanted to do something let's call it over the top for my dad.
so with the assistance of the diy network, i actually helped him get a place where he can relax and be himself. it is called the man cave. i helped build one for him. and in the process, i set the bar so high that i not only never have to get him a father's day present again, but couple of my peers might be a little jealous. >> you helped build it? you said you you said you helped -- >> he put build in air quotes. i was there to delegate and monitor. >> and we'll take a look at what happened. that's pretty cool. first, let's get more on the morning's headlines. greeks are voting in an election today that has the whole world watch. let's get more from michelle caruso cabrera in athens. >> tom, good morning. there are two leading candidates here in greece and the poll numbers show they are neck and neck to be the next prime minister. now, both candidates have campaigned on the idea that they want greece to stay in the euro.
however, one of them has said he wants to cancel or renegotiate the bailout. others say a vote for him is a vote to lead the euro. economists say if that happens, they fear the financial ripple effects will be felt all over the world even in the united states. tom, we're going to know the results sometime in the afternoon in the united states. back to you. >> okay, michelle, thank you so much. staying overseas now, escalating violence in syria has forced u.n. observers to suspended operations. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engle is monitoring the situation from cairo. any hope the international peace plan survives? >> the international peace plan right now is frozen. the u.n. monitors say because their access has been denied, because when they go out on missions they've been attacked by mobs, they've been shot at by syrian forces, they declared that it was too dangerous for
them to go out and a suspended all operation. the syrian opposition is accusing the united nations of courtess. so right now, it's frozen. but it could get a major jump start, depending on a meeting tomorrow between president barack obama and vladimir putin if russia backs this peace initiative, which so far it has not been backing. it has been backing the syrian government. things could dramatically change, tom. >> richard engle live from cairo. thank you so much. one person is dead and three others hurt after the roof of an joet outdoor stage collapsed hours before a concert in toronto. crew members were setting up the stage last night when it came crashing down. the cause is still under investigation. back here in the states, this amazing video shows a massive fire at two under construction apartment buildings in indianapolis. no one was hurt, but the inferno was so intense that construction materials across the street ignited a nearby church and caught fire. tim tebow, the new york jets
backup quarterback appears at qualcomm stadium today as a special guest for a father's day event. tebow, a deeply religious christian will deliver a sermon encouraging men to live, love and lead. tens of thousands of people are expected to attend 37. and swimming in this pool might take courage, but you'll get an amazing view of a skyline. the bottom is built with transparent materials so you can see all the way to the street below. one swimmer says it feels like he was flying. that's the news. now back to jenna, tamron and michelle. jenna, there's another place you can sport that cool swimming cap. >> yes. i just need to learn to swim. >> that was amazing. >> i love that. >> amazing in what way, scary? >> i have to be there and swim every stroke. she would be there and the rest of us would watch from below. >> that is a great idea. >> that's hard just looking at
that. you looked awesome in that hat yesterday, by the way. >> very kind. michelle grossman, do not be jealous of a bathing cap that i wore. i'm jealous that she is so brave and you have the forecast. >> first, we want to show you some video. this is amazing video out of arizona. we are looking at a duststorm. this happened at 5:30 in phoenix. this is the kind of storm that literally takes day into nighttime and reduced visibility down to a quarter mile. that was at the airport and actually was responsible for four accidents in that area. another weather story today, we are looking at the chance for severe weather, so not a lot of father's day celebrations tonight. we are looking at a slight risk for severe storms. we're looking at damaging hail. we could see hail the se of baseballs. that's no fun. we're looking at scattered showers in the ohio valley. another big story, this is what you need to wear. you need to wear a bathing cap. that's about it. in the southwest, we are seeing triple digit heat, sweating
there. in the northeast, we're we're seeing signs of change in our bay area forecast. low clouds back on the coast and a sea breeze picking up in san francisco. our temperatures inland. it's a warm start to the day. even near 70 still around livermore. a stronger sea breeze will eventually lead to cooling. especially for the coast, inner bay and north bay today still hot around livermore and everybody cools off big time for tomorrow and then we warm up approaching the middle part of the week. >> tamron. >> michelle, that you can. four mountain climbers are presumed dead today after an avalanche swept them away on alaska's mt. mckinley. >> standing more than 20,000 feet, mt. mckinley is the highest peak in north america. and the area where the avalanche hit was not known to be especially dangerous. but the climbers just appeared
to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. it was in the early hours of thursday morning. on mt. mckinley's most popular trail. five climbers visiting from japan tethered together by a single rope. just below 12,000 feet when they were swept downhill by an avalanche. when the ground settled, only one climber was alive, saved when a part of the rope he was holding broke loose, swinging him into a crevice. this photo shows the aftermath of the massive slide. what looks like a tiny trench is actually that 60-foot deep area where the 69-year-old man was protected. when he emerged, he couldn't find his friends and had to make a 14-hour climb down another 4,000 feet by himself to summon help. the national parks service is presuming the four others are dead, even as more than 400 rescuers battle know and wind to try and find their bodies. the only sign of them so far,
this lone red flag, a reminder that the lure of nature can come with a price. now, the ages of those climbers ranges from 50 to 64 and so far their pictures have not been released. >> veronica de la cruz, thank you very much. here is jen noo. now to politics. mitt romney is back on the road today taking his bus tour to the crucial battleground state of ohio. the presidential challenger is trying to convince americans that he's more in up the with the economy than president obama is. nbc's peter alexander has more in brunswick, ohio. good morning. >> good morning to you. happy father's day. mitt romney will be enjoying his father's day here in brunswick, ohio, at a pancake breakfast, weather permitting. it was pouring just moment ago. he'll be joined by his wife, two of his sons and a handful of his grandkids who frankly we saw running around the hotel last night. he's facing a unique challenge in this state. here in ohio, the economy is
steadily improving and the unemployment rate is better than the national average. taking his case to conservative voters in rural pennsylvania, mitt romney turned a simple slip of the tongue into a sharp tongued attack on the president. >> he, upon becoming elected governor -- excuse me, president last time -- governor might have been a better job for him to have started with. >> during one stop saturday on his every town counts tour, romney played a light hearted prank on the traveling press, joking that he had erased our hard drives. but the democrats weren't laughing, slamming romney for an incident before he left office as massachusetts governor when romney's top aides reportedly erased his administration's e-mails from the server. day two also took a detour. the campaign bypass a scheduled stop at a wawa convenience store where a crowd of democrats led by pennsylvania governor ed
rendell, also an nbc political analyst were protesting. instead, romney pulled over at another wawa. and dismissed the detour. >> i understand i have a surrogate over there already, so we decided to come to a different place. my surrogate is former governor rendell who said i could win pennsylvania. >> republicans pounced on rendell after the obama supporter's recent critiques of the parent's past experience. >> i think the president was hurt by being a legislator only. >> after ordering a hoagie inside, romney told reporters how impressed he was by the ingenuity of the private sector. >> impressive keypad, you touch this, touch this, touch this, go pay the cashier, there's your sandwich. it's amazing. >> and while today, of course, is father's day, ann romney is a proud mother. her horse yesterday qualified to to be a part of the u.s. olympic
team. she was at the trial in new jersey. here is a trial that she tweeted out of her enjoying that moment. romney said, we are proud of jan, that is the rider, and team usa. now let us bring home the gold. the romneys are hoping to spend some of their summer at the olympic games in london. >> peter, thank you very much. david gregory is moderator "meet the press." good morning. >> good morning. >> so the campaign trail is in full effect. mitt romney will be at an event today with john boehner. delicate relationship between the two. romney wants a good relationship with john boehner, but wants to distance himself a little bit. how does he walk the line between the two? >> you're right. he wants the support of boehner, particularly in the state where he has to drive out conservative votes, particularly in the southern part of ohio. but the president is a biggest
here is to combine romney's view of the economy and taxes and the budget deficit with an unpopular republican congress. and really marry the two of them and say that this is just old line thinking. so that is where he does have to be important. but the romney campaign is concerned about ohio for the reasons that peter laid out. the economy is doing better. the auto bailout has had an impact, particularly in the northeastern part of the state. all of that can help them run a pretty effective campaign in the state. >> and the economy is his core and basically his sole focus as we approach the election here. but he did make some interesting comments yesterday regarding president obama's foreign policy. he said whatever obama did in israel, i would have done the opposite. how significant are those comments? >> i think there, what you're seeing romney do is trying to target jewish votes in a state like florida, where they think they can make up a little bit of room because of a deteriorating relationship between netanyahu and obama. you've seen romney talk about
his old friend, netanyahu. so i think a lot of these statements are more targeted to particular voting groups in particular states that are going to be very important. >> meanwhile, president obama and his family are in chicago weekend for a wedding. this comes on the heels of president obama's new immigration policy. and where are americans falling on this? how are the critics forming and how are they supporting him? >> well, i think we're going to have to wait a little while and see exactly how that continues to develop. what's clear is this is another attempt to target a key voting group. the president wanted to break a stalemate over immigration and particularly what to do with children over illegal immigrants. let's be honest, he also wanted to put mitt romney on the defensive. romney has a lot of ground to make up if he's going to compete for hispanic voters. the president wanted to jam him up a little bit, put him on the spot about the fact that he has not supported a similar measure. the senator from florida has
supported something very similar to what the president has done. >> and, david, what's coming up today on "meet the press." we'll talk about it all with david plouffe and arizona senat senator. >> thank you very much. we're seeing a different side of kate duchess of cambridge today. annabel has more from london. >> hi, tamron. kate put on her country clothes and headed out of town this morning on a charity visit. she went to meet a group of elementary school kids spending the weekend at a center where they get to build shelters and experience the great outdoors. many of them coming from inner london have never been out of the city before. of course, today's activities were a contrast to what she was up to just 24 hours ago. now, that was trooping the color, the queen's official birthday celebration. it's a full on military parade with marching bands, horses and
over 1 1/2,000 soldiers. it whack tookly good to see prince phillip. he was taken ill during the queen's diamond jubilee seg bragz and no doubt it was reassuring to the queen to have him back on her side. she certainly seemed to be relaxed and happy that he was back at her side for this big event. >> also, an ma bell, prince william at a big event this week. he turns 30 on thursday. do we know how the royals plan to celebrate another big occasion? >> that's right. another big occasion. kate herself has already turned 30. they're saying they're going to do something quiet. this couple, they're not wild. they're not like prince harry. they leave the big parties to him. he's the one that goes out at nightclubs and has photos of him
doing something quiet. last friday night, he stayed in to watch the soccer. england had a big match in the euro 2012 championship. william stayed home to watch the soccer. kate went out to the theater with another group of kids with another charity she supports. so don't expect her and any pictures of them having a wild night out and a wild night of sell braegz. it's not going to happen. >> that's what happened when you turn 30. things slow down a little bit. still ahead here on "today" the sexual abuse trial of former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky. our town had a "brilliant" idea. support team usa and show our olympic spirit right in our own backyard. so we combined our citi thankyou points to make it happen. tom chipped in 10,000 points. karen kicked in 20,000. and by pooling more thankyou points from folks all over town, we were able to watch team usa... [ cheering ] in true london fashion. [ male announcer ] now citi thankyou visa card holders can combine the thankyou points
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it's you, fully charged. as we mentioned earlier, lester is not here because he's got a very special event to attend today, his son cameron is graduating from stanford university. and lester sent us some pictures from a commencement. he's just beautiful. >> gorgeous. >> from the commencement event yesterday. here he is. the quintessential high five. if you look closely, you'll see the first bump as well. so lester. we want to wish cameron a wonderful congratulations. >> absolutely. and happy father's day to lester. congratulations to carol as well. >> yeah. speak of great fathers, coming up, i wanted to do something wonderful for my dad on this father's day. i got him a once in a lifetime gift. wait until you see his new man cave. better appreciate this, dad. i'm robert shapiro.
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good morning to you. looking live at san jose where it was blazing hot yesterday. wondering it's going to be okay to shove dad in front of the grill this sunday. >> it's supposed to be his day off, though. that's interesting. it will be nice for that today. definitely cooler, san francisco and the coast. you can tell we have low clouds coming back and sea breeze picking up. let's show you the forecast as we wrap up the u.s. open on nbc bay area as we go through the afternoon. it will be cooler with low clouds and especially late in the day as the last group heads out on the links. it's going to be quite chill yk
i think, toward the evening as low clouds come back. 50s by 4:00 there later on today. right now still warm midland. livermore, the sea breeze is starting to pick up. a couple of exceptions to the rule, out toward east bay and south bay value. low clouds on the futurecast, sweeping inland toward the evening. the fog will spill over an fran toward oakland. our temperature for the coasts and into the north bay you'll see a big cooldown. 60s and 70s but did you see around livermore, 90s and everybody cools off with low clouds and then trending warmer as summer officially starts on wednesday afternoon. >> maybe we will give dad a day off. >> that would be nice. >> thanks, rob. this morning there is a scholarship fund set up for the children of san francisco firefighters. it's in honor of vincent perez, who was killed last june when a flashover erupted in a burning house he was in. fellow fi fighter died there as
well. yesterday friends and family hosted a fund-raiser at arch bishop high cool. their goal was to raise $25,000 in perez's day and they did it with a live action, raffles and other opportunities to donate. perez graduated from reardon in 1 91. >> reardon high school was a place my mom always wanted us to attend. it was a school that meant achievement and honor and they would save their money to go to this school. it's a huge honor. >> organizers say the scholarship will likely go to the son of a firefighter if possible every year. golf fans are flocking to a different sort of debut at the u.s. open and it doesn't involve a new golf favorite or gadget. rather, it's an educational experience. called the stem zone and set up in corporate partner pavilion near olympic clubhouse. stands for science, technology,
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will indeed face charges. >> and then we'll switch gears and look at the best new products on store shelves. 50,000 consumers actually voted for these items from as you see there, dog bones to hair color. we're going to tell you what they are. i want the air colohair color. i have a lot of gray. >> you've been dropping hints. i love father's day. people get so excited about it. they wish everybody a happy father's day. it is great. i love my dad so much, i got him the ultimate father's day present. i looked up the guys from the diy network, and we put together an unbelievable man cave for him that you have to see it to believe it. >> i can't wait to see. >> he got emotional, which is really sweet. >> let's get a check of the forecast. michelle grossman from nbc 10 in philadelphia is with us on the plaza. >> i think you gave him a gift
and a card, a big gift for your dad. it looks like you're looking for a date. >> yes, i am. >> are the girls not good enough on the plaza? >> i'm looking for anybody right now. >> well, i -- i have 20 minutes left in the show. i'll help you out, okay? >> thank you. >> let's look at the maps. we're sweltering in the southwest today. we're looking at triple digit heat. we're talking 109 in phoenix. but if you look to the northeast, a little chilly this morning. i could use a light jacket. we're going to see 70s in new york. even cooler in new england. we're looking at 60s in boston. as we look throughout the rest of the country, we're looking at a cold front moving through the ohio valley, that means scattered storms and stronger storms in the northern plains. th and here's a view look back to san francisco. hazy skies. as we go through the afternoon we'll see cooling around san francisco. the coast, probably the north bay but inland, well, you'll probably have to wait another day or so before we see the temperature cool off.
a big change, the sea breeze back, low clouds spilling in over the u.s. open later today. that's where the biggest cooling will, peninsula and coast. everyone cools off tomorrow. temperature climbing into the 90s by monday. right, everyone. say hi to one more person. do you want to say hi to your daddy? and what do you want to say? >> happy father's day. >> you're the best daughter ever. all right. for more and a look at your weather, go to weather.com, always online. jena? >> michelle, thank you very much. authorities in rural texas say a father killed a man who he allegedly caught molesting his daughter. now a grand jury must decide whether he will face charges. the story from nbc's gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: at this ranch near shiner, texas, a father's fury ended in death. >> i would do the same thing. >> reporter: investigators say about a week ago, 47-year-old jesus flores tried to molest a 5-year-old girl. when her father found out, he
punched her attacker several times in the head, killing him. the girl's grandfather says flores was a friend of a friend who came to the ranch to help the family care for horses. he says that afternoon the girl and her brother were out feeding chickens, but the brother soon came back and said a man had taken his sister. her father then went looking for her. after hearing his daughter scream, he found her half naked with flores. detectives say his pants and underwear were down when the father started hitting him. >> all indications we have is that he was in defense of a third person, which would be his daughter. >> reporter: the sheriff says the father's remorseful and has not been charged. many neighbors don't think he should be. >> people are just shocked by this, you know? but they feel that it is justified. >> reporter: a grand jury is expected to hear the case this week. for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news, atlanta. and now once again, here's tamron. >> jenna, thanks. he's on trial for his life.
former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky. and now after hearing witness after witness talk about how he allegedly sexually abused them, the defense is expected to present its case this week. nbc's john yang has a preview. >> reporter: shuttling between his home and the courthouse, jerry sandusky has been silent. his side will soon have its say in court as his lawyers defend him against the 52 charges of child sexual abuse he's pleaded not guilty to. on friday, the judge said the defense could present expert testimony about a personality disorder they say could explain some of his actions. a mental health expert will also be able to examine sandusky for the prosecution. the defense promised the jury they'll hear sandusky testify in his own defense, after hearing four days of testimony from the alleged victims. >> you have eight different people who came here and told their stories, some of which were very gut wrenching. he doesn't present his side of the story, i think he will --
the prosecution will win by default. >> reporter: the jury already heard sandusky's voice. the prosecution played an excerpt from his interview with bob costas on rock center, also broadcast on "today." >> are you sexually attracted to young boys, underaged boys? >> am i sexually attracted to underaged boys? >> yes. >> sexually attracted, i enjoy young people. i love to be around them. i but, no, i'm not sexually attracted to young boys. >> reporter: sandusky's wife dottie testifies, it will be the first time she's spoken publicly since the scandal erupted last year. the defense will likely call other young men who spent time with sandusky through his second mile charity for troubled kids and who say there was never any inappropriate behavior with them. the defense will also try to counter the accusers' detail and gut wrenching testimony. the young man known as victim nine said he would scream,
telling him to get off me when sandusky sexually assaulted him in the former coach's home. victim ten said sandusky told him i would never see my family again if he told anyone what had happened. victim five broke down crying as he told how sandusky exposed himself in the sauna and touched him sexually in a penn state locker room shower. in cross examination, defense lawyers tried to raise questions about the accuser's testimony, suggesting they're trying to cash in with possible civil suits, or improperly coached by investigators. >> they all got to go back and substantiate with evidence those two claims. >> reporter: after the defense presents its case, the seven women and five men of the jury will hold sandusky's fate in their hands. for "today," john yang, nbc news, belafonte, pennsylvania. up next, from dog food to mouth watch, we'll look at the best products out this year. i've worked hard to build my family. and also to build my career.
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director. colleen, good morning. good to see you. >> good to see you too. >> let's start off with the criteria. what was the list? >> the list is -- these are all the new and innovative products that companies are coming out with, they're always trying to come up with great new ideas for consumers. some are ingredient innovations, some are packaging innovations and some are great new ways to use an old product innovation. >> tell me about the judges. >> the judges are consumers. >> every day people. >> every day people. it is done through tnf research. 50,000 people vote on all the best new products and the best innovations and what they feel are the great new products. >> okay. you have 22 winners. we have ten of them on the set. food items really popular. this is call ed microwave popcorn, but the bag turns into a bowl. >> you remember when you popped popcorn, you had that awful bag and you -- you're burning and you get all oily.
this opens up and the popcorn is already in the bowl. you don't have to make another dish dirty and easy to serve. >> orville redenbacher pop-up bowl. i was talking about this, the hair color. how can hair color be innovative. i thought we had pretty much settled. >> the one great thing about this, as you know, anybody who has done hair color, it drips, you waste a bunch, it gets lost. this is a foam, so you get -- there is no waste of the product, you use it all and no dripping. it goes in your hair and you have no drips all over your towel. >> nothing like that out now? >> there are some now, but this is one of the first ones that came out, so this -- >> they're the innovator in that market. very interesting. you have another food item on the list sierra mist natural. but as i understand it, the flavor stays the same. so why is this innovative? >> it is great that these products, like the natural bliss, they have taken all the bad products, bad ingredients out, so there is no high fructose corn syrup in there,
all natural ingredients. so it kept the same flavor, but with no bad ingredients and the same with the natural bliss. it is just four ingredients. >> how competitive is it to get on this list? i imagine that's part of the business, trying to stay on top of the game to get the consumer to buy in. >> right. all of these manufacturers, like i said, are really trying to come up with new and innovative products that help consumers, you know, get some great new things or actually things easier to use or better for them, just like snickers with the little peanut butter. >> you mentioned the snickers of the items on the table, which one could you not live with without right now? >> i'd have to say the off bug spray because as we know it is supposed to be a very buggy summer. and that is the one spray that isn't all greasy and awful, you know, when you put it on, the deet ones. >> you you don't look like you're glowing after you put it on. >> it doesn't slick off. that will be a useful item this summer, i think. >> good list of things. colleen, thank you very much. and here's jenna.
tamron, thank you very much. so from great products to great books, whether you're lounging by the pool or beachside, leafing through the pages of a good book is one of summer's simple pleasures. bo book critic john searle scours the shelves for the best reads for your summer escape. >> i talk to my friends, my neighbors, adrian is getting some sun and get something self-promotion at the same time. let me tell you something i've heard about it. epic, most ambitious novel, magical, enchanting. it sounds aamazing. tell me about it. >> it took me 20 years to write this book, john. >> 20 years. >> it is the story of my grandparent's star crossed love affair. >> i gave to my mom. will she read? >> she'll cry a lot and laugh too. >> this summer, two big follow-up books out, gold, this book is set in the world of professional cycling, about friendships and going for the gold.
another book i'm loving is heading out to wonderful by robert goolrick. we're here with andy cohen, host of "watch what happens live" and author of the new memoir "most talkative," stories from the front line of pop culture. why will people be reading your books on the beaches this summer? >> it is a dream come true story about how someone who loved pop culture ended up meeting all his idols and working in the field he always loved. and now i make tv for a living and i'm on it. it is just fun. my life has been really fun. i'm really excited. i'll do the front pose for you. >> the big young adult novel that everyone should be reading this summer is called "between the lines" by an author that everybody knows and loves,odie picoult and by her daughter, samantha van lier. over the course manufacture
months, they sat down and wrote a story about a girl who becomes obsessed with a very handsome prince inside the pages. we're here with greg allman, rock legend, and author of "my cross to bear," a new memoir about his life. just the most fantastic and interesting life. i've read about it a long time. >> my life has been such a groove that i figured maybe some day when i'm whatever age, and sitting on the porch in my rocking chair, i might want to thumb through a few pages and just relive all the stuff. >> anyone looking for a suspenseful read this summer at the beach, pick up "into the darkest corner," a thriller about the dark side of female friendships. tony award winner, oscar nominee, franklin jealous, turns creative talents toward the book of "dropped names," a fun dishy book about the icons he's met in
his life as an actor 50 years. we figured who better to ask than an actor who just has been nominated for a tony for her role in ghost. so let's go talk to her. he says in the introduction that actors backstage have this sort of one-upmanship where they try to outdo each other with outlandish stories and dropping the biggest names possible. is that true? does that happen backstage? >> of course it is true. >> why do you think people should read this book this summer? >> it is intimate. you feel like you're having a personal conversation -- >> with him. will you do your famous line from the show? >> absolutely. ready? molly, you in danger, girl. >> i felt that. >> you felt that. >> i felt it all the way out here on the plaza. just ahead, if you're looking for some last minute father's day ideas, i got one for you, a man cave. courtesy of my dad's favorite and only daughter. that's just ahead. [ male announcer ] it would be easy for u.s. olympian meb keflezighi
today is father's day. and after years of getting my dad ties, tools and pants, i decided this was the year to go big. by big, i mean really big. like man cave big. it is late morning at my parents' house, where my dad is taking in the chaos that is my father's day present to him. >> unbelievable. it is just totally blowing me away. i have no idea what to expect. >> reporter: i invited over the crew of diy network's popular show "man cave" to turn the family basement into a haven just for my dad. >> a man cave is a space for a guy. it is his own space. it is a place for him to relax
and be himself. anything he wants. >> reporter: jason cameron is one of the hosts. he's in charge of the building, the designing, and the grunt work. then there's the other host. you want to see where your partner in crime is right now? >> i know where he is. >> reporter: look where he is. he is getting sun. >> doing what he does best. >> reporter: tony is 12-year nfl veteran tony siragusa. i see you're the creative mind behind this couple, right? you come in and just sort of say i want this, this, this and not that? >> i have a lot of vision. put some guy stuff over here, please. what is this thing? jason, he's a control freak. which is good, you know. the odd couple. >> reporter: hug it out. hug it out. >> he wants to do everything. me, i'm like, all right, jenna, you do nails very well, you go over here and do nails. delegating authority. >> reporter: yes. since this was in fact my gift to my dad, tony did delegate. i have to pitch in a bit. this is like a one-stop shop.
will this make my hair smell, though? what is that smell? oh, my god. again? oh, god. oh, my gosh. >> what did i tell you? nice cut. very nice. you're a little off here, but you did good. >> reporter: i got to tell you, that was probably most empowering thing i have ever done. if i could walk into 30 rock with that thing, nobody would ever bother me. >> reporter: as smoothly has that meant, trying to build a man cave doesn't come with the occasional hang-up the. there is some drama because they can't fit the couch down here. did it ever cross your mind there wouldn't be a couch down here? yeah. >> reporter: what did you do? >> we took it part. >> reporter: and you can put it back. >> i wouldn't say that. >> reporter: is there a chance my dad is going to sit on this couch for the first time and it -- >> falls apart? absolutely. >> reporter: it was time for the moment of truth. >> ben and jenna, come on down.
waiting to go. waiting to go. come on. >> there he is. >> wow. >> oh, my gosh. >> unreal. >> i just can't describe -- i can't believe this is the same room. >> reporter: yeah in you ready for this, dad? >> yes, sliding door. >> okay. let's check out your shop. >> reporter: he's like a kid. you're like a kid. >> this is really, really -- oh, my god. beautiful. >> you got your couch, check out the flat panel on the wall. >> i'll ask you a question. your daughter, she called us, it is father's day, i got to do something special for my father. what does she mean to you, tell me? >> she's unbelievable. just -- what can i say? what can i say? she's just unbelievable. >> happy father's day. >> really. >> you got a great daughter. >> happy father's day. >> thank you. thank you. >> don't forget, i'm the one that got it for you. happy father's day.
>> not only did i get it for him, i'm still paying for it and will be for a long time. >> you're not supposed to bring that up. his face was so sweet. >> most amazing man on planet. i love my dad. happy father's day. if you want to see more how this team transformed my dad's basement, check out the actual episode of this whole show, man cave 2:00 p.m. eastern on the diy network today. we want you to tell us why your dad deserves a man cave. head to our website at today.com, say a few words about why dad is so special in your life. we may just show up with jason and tony and the rest of the crew. >> pretty cool. >> yeah. >> all these great dads behind us. >> look at that one. it is father's day. goio t take we're going to take a break. we're back right after this. with ultra-filtered water from the first ever hands-free dispenser, and micro-climate controls powered by twinchill™ technology, the new ge french door refrigerator is engineered
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that's 2 extra sides of your choice and one happy family. today tastes so good. and we leave you this morning with our version of "today's life illustrated," our chance to share photos of your most cherished moments. today we all pay tribute to the dads out. >> thanks so much for sending us your special snapshots. you can submit them on our website, today.com or facebook and twitter. we can't say happy father's day enough to all the great fathers. >> we just did. have a wonderful sunday, everybody. >> enjoy your day. >> happy father's day. >> aw. can't say it enough. ♪ how sweet it is to be loved by you ♪ ♪ how sweet it is to be loved by you ♪
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