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beautiful outside. see you back here for the updates. good morning. breaking news. new evacuations ordered in colorado overnight as high winds fuel a dangerous wildfire. home after home destroyed. 32,000 people forced to flee. part of the air force academy campus shut down. we're there live. out of jail, the suburban mother accused of running a high-end escort service free on bond this morning. nbc news cameras were with her exclusively as she returned home for the first time in four months. and remembering norah ephron, the writer and filmmaker behind some of hollywood's biggest hits has died after a lengthy battle with leukemia. we'll look back at her career and unforgettable movies today we'll look back at her career and unforgettable movies today wednesday, june 27th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio 1, a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, welcome to "today" on wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. good morning, everybody. the colorado springs fire chief is describing that wildfire as a firestorm of epic proportions. it could become one of the biggest disasters in colorado history, matt. >> here is the problem, driven by 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts. flames blew through containment lines wednesday. it's one of a dozen fires raging in that state now. we'll get the latest on that in a live report. meanwhile parts of florida are dealing with the worst flooding since 1964. that in the wake of tropical depression debby. we'll go there live in a couple minutes. >> that's right. also, we've got some good news.
gas prices are plummeting nationwide down $0.11 in the past week. ironically we have the sluggish economy to thank for that. we'll explain how that works. yesterday on the show we showed you this video of a dad getting a huge scare on an amusement park ride. his facial expressions, screams, priceless. all this happening as his 10-year-old daughter just giggled next to him. this morning we're going to meet them both when they join us live that video makes me laugh. >> nice to see them both smiling this morning. >> now we begiven -- begin with new dangers from that massive wildfire in colorado that has forced 32,000 people to evacuate. miguel almaguer is at the command center in colorado springs. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: ann, good morning. this fire has always been driven by bone dry conditions and by bone dry brush and erratic winds. and on tuesday, it was that combination that led to this blaze making a huge run. at this hour we still don't know how many homes were lost. the flames moved so quickly the
inferno so explosive, it took only minutes for sprawling home after sprawling home to be completely destroyed. firefighters simply overwhelmed by the blaze. >> this is a firestorm of epic proportions. >> reporter: with winds whipping at 65 miles an hour, the colorado springs waldo canyon fire jumped ridges, tearing past fire breaks meant to stop the blaze. >> this was such a fast acting firestorm literally. >> reporter: planes, helicopters and ground crews couldn't beat back the flames. the inferno raged on overnight. at least 32,000 evacuations were ordered. >> this has been a very bad day. >> the air force academy cleared thousands from their campus, some evacuees seeking shelter in hotels were forced to pick up and leave again. entire subdivisions headed for safer ground. >> we packed up two houses. my sister's house and our house and we just escaped with our
children and our animals. >> scott gathered priceless photos before he and his family fled the flames. >> we've waited as long as we can, and it looks like it's about time to go. >> reporter: tuesday colorado springs wasn't the only major city in the state engulfed in fire. the hills above boulder ignited, the blaze multiplied in size in a matter of hours. 250000 homes were put under preevacuation orders. >> winds picked up. the fire is burning in several directions at once. >> reporter: what's how being called the worst fire season in colorado history comes at a time when the state is being scorched by record heat. today, more than 3,000 firefighters are battling at least a dozen blazes in colorado alone. many working in stifling triple digit heat. a recipe for more destruction in the days ahead. an historic fire season claiming more and more homes while the damage has yet to be tallied. >> we're not out of this.
it's not even close to being over. >> reporter: the governor said neither army or the national guard could have done anything against the fire in these conditions. nobody was prepared for 65-mile-an-hour winds. crews hope to have a better look at the damage later on today. and this fire doubled in size overnight. >> well, the pictures are certainly dramatic. miguel almaguer, thank you. it is 7:05. here is matt. >> thanks. in florida, debby is a tropical depression but wreaking havoc. parts of the state have been feet of rain leading to some of the worst flooding in 50 years. the weather channel's jim cantore in flood ravaged live oak. jim, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. this is our second tropical storm of the month. we've gone from drought to deluge here. unfortunately the soil cannot hold water. there are businesses, homes under water in through here. this is just from the 20 inches
of rain that fell in less than 24 hours. this is the major way into live oak right here, and you can see behind me it is flooding. the water as high as 3 to 4 foot deep. yesterday when we were here we can see the top of the car. it's not going down. it's not going down on interstate 10, the main fare east of us all the way to jacksonville, closed for 24 hours in both directions. until this freshwater recedes, neither area is going to be open for business and people aren't going to be able to get back in and assess the damage to homes. that is something to keep an eye on along with rivers. all the water will go into them, they will rise and that will flood another set of homes as well. florida obviously getting back into the sunshine they are used to. unfortunately they will deal with more flooding as the rivers rise. back to you matt. >> the damage has been done. jim cantore in live oak, florida this morning. we'll get al's forecast in a moment. >> besides the fire and rain
there's a lot of other stories to get to. natalie at the news desk with that. good morning, natalie. >> good morning matt and ann, everyone. the birth mother of the adopted son of jerry sandusky raised issues decades ago. she fought the court system when her child was placed in the sandusky home. they legally adopted him when he turned 18. debra long said her concerns were ignored because of his standing in the community. matt told authorities last week jerry sandusky began abusing him when he was just 8 years old. let's head to wall street. kaley tausche there. how is it looking, kaley? >> investors have looked past worries in europe, possibly because of positive data. data for durable goods and pending home sales. watching shares of facebook to
rise today on the host of positive research notes from the banks. >> kayla tausche, thanks. say good-bye to the old championship series, college will have four game playoffs. starting 2014 a selection committee will pick the top four teams to face off in the semifinals with the winners advancing to a national championship game. big ben is going to be more like big beth as the landmark has been renamed elizabeth tower in honor of the queen's jubilee. the 153 tower was only nicknamed big ben. its official name has been the clock tower until now. although i think we will all think of it as big ben. hard to get over that. >> wouldn't you call that a sex change? >> yes, technical it would be. that's an interesting way to look at it. natalie, thank you very much. mr. roker.
>> anyway, nice. we've got tropical depression debby, 25 southeast of st. augustine, moving 35-mile-an-hour winds, north northeast at 10. a little leftover shower activity, one to two inches of rain. most of that offshore. out west the big problem the wildfire scattered afternoon thunderstorms which could spark more wildfire. wind gust storms, 45 miles per hour. temperatures getting up into the upper 90s to low 100s. so there is no relief in sight for those fighting those wildfires out there. as we look at those temperatures, we are going to see really unbelievably warm temperatures into the upper midwest with minneapolis getting up to about good morning to you. 7:09 now. taking a live look over san francisco. this is all the marine layer formation we've had to talk about this morning, but it keeps you nice and cool in the city today, 67 degrees and 78 in
oakland. a little bit on the warm side for places like san jose and fairfield. upper 80s today, but by tomorrow we're going to take you back down to the low 80s. hold onto the low 80s for friday and then the upper 70s return inland saturday into sunday warming you up dramatically next week. and that's your latest weather. matt. >> al, thanks very much. now to presidential politics, nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows president obama and mitt romney remain locked in a very close race, this after a difficult month for both candidates. chuck todd is nbc's political director and of course our chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, matt. you know, the calendar may say its june but the pace of this campaign makes it feel like october. as our latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows a tight race between president obama and mitt romney with both candidates actually losing ground in key areas. as if it's the fall, both the president and mitt romney spent tuesday in battleground states.
mr. obama in florida. >> we're going to finish what we started in 2008. >> reporter: and romney in virginia. >> we're going to win in november. >> reporter: while a lot has happened in the last month, on the surface it appears little has changed. the president narrowly leads romney 47-44, nearly identical to where the race was last month. when you dig deeper you find key shifts. in the swing states with it will be decided mr. obama's lead is actually larger, 50 to 42. one reason for that edge may be the president's $25 million anti-romney ad campaign in those states. >> does virginia really want an outsorcerer and chief in the white house. the negative ads appear to have taken a toll on romney's personal ratings. after three months of improving numbers, his negative rating is back to its all-time high of 39%. but our poll also shows the president struggling as well. his job rating is down to 47% with 48% disapproving.
that's his first upside down rating in six months. his rating is even worse on the economy. 42% approve, 53% disapprove. to get a better sense of what's sticking with voters, we ask them to name the first words that come to mind about each candidate. romney's strength include good businessman, change, conservative. his neck tigatives, wealthy, ou touch. the president's -- meanwhile both holding breath on health care. our polls show 35% think the president's plan is a good idea. 41% calling it a bad one. whatever the decision, romney already has his response. >> if obama care is not deemed constitutional, the first three and a half years of this president's term is wasted on something that has not helped the american people. if it is deemed to stand, then i'll tell you one thing, we're going to have to have a president, and i'm not one, that's going to get rid of obama
care. we'll stop it on day one. >> by the way, matt, early this week we were talking a lot about immigration. there's some evidence that the president's decision on immigration, to deal with those undocumented workers, children of them coming into the country and having them not deported, he saw his support among hispanics jump five points in our poll, matt. >> chuck, thank you very much. it's now 13 after the hour. here is ann. >> newly released police documents shedding more light on shooting death of florida teenager trayvon martin. early in the investigation the lead detective believed the tragedy could have been avoided. kerry sanders in sanford, florida again for us this morning. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. in those released documents, the lead detective concludes george zimmerman failed on two opportunities to tell trayvon martin who he was. that would have diffused the
situation, instead it escalated leading to the 17-year-old's death. that's the detective's voice. he led the sanford police team investigating the shooting death of trayvon martin. there's detective in sunglasses as they retraced the steps zimmerman said they took that fatal night. in police documents, the detective writes, zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain had two opportunities to defuse the circumstances surrounding their encounter, a point the detective made in his recorded police interrogation of zimmerman. >> hu told this child that you were neighborhood watch and you just wonder what the hell he was doing when he came to your car, we probably wouldn't be here right now. >> reporter: from the out set detective serrino was skeptical, at odds with higher ups in the
department. >> we don't have the grounds to arrest him. >> reporter: one day after then police chief bill lee announced there would be no charges, serrino recommended zimmerman be charged with manslaughter in his report, saying zimmerman had come to a faulty conclusion about martin being in the neighborhood and had injuries only marginally consistent with a life threatening violent episode as described by him during which neither a deadly weapon nor deadly force was deployed by trayvon martin. >> the detective found zimmerman didn't act like and wasn't injured like a man who could justify the fatal shooting of trayvon martin. if the jury agrees, that means zimmerman could be headed for a murder conviction. >> reporter: the detective is a 15-year veteran. his personnel file includes no complaints, only letters of accommodation and certificates of hundreds of hours of police training, including advanced homicide investigative techniques. but tuesday the sanford police department announced he
voluntarily requested a reassignment to patrol division. ser ino will be back in uniform on the overnight shift. also released tuesday this confidential report with an x next to the box that saidstantie truth during this voice stress test. now, it's unclear if that voice stress test could everen admissible in court because the science is somewhat questionable. george zimmerman, who is in jail here, will be on court friday again, of course asking for a bond. zimmerman pled not guilty saying he shot trayvon martin in self-defense. ann. >> all right. kerry sanders this morning. kerry, thank you. it is 7:16. here is matt. thank you. we've got some good news for drivers this morning. gas prices have hit a five-month low ahead of the busy fourth of july holiday. nbc's gabe gutierrez in greenville with more on this good news. gabe, good morning to you.
>> reporter: good morning, matt. take a good look behind me. right here unleaded is at $2.69. drivers in south carolina haven't seen gas this low in almost a year and a half. prices are falling all over the country. from atlanta -- >> thank got it's $3.18. >> to dallas to los angeles. >> i think it's great. >> drivers want to know how lo can they go. >> in the summer prices usually go up, now they are going down. i don't understand. >> reporter: aaa says the national average dropped to $3.38 a gallon. prices plummeted $0.11 in one week and $0.26 over the last month. fred used to spend over $80. >> $61 for 12 gallons. >> reporter: now the self-employed contractor is saving $20 each time.
>> we hopefully will see additional drops. but again, gas prices are so volatile, it's really hard to say. >> reporter: in south carolina the biggest surprise of all, gas below $3. the last time that happened was february 11 as mass protesting libya drove up prices nationwide. now more states are approaching the $3 a gallon mark including alabama, mississippi and tennessee. >> i would say my summer definitely changed because the gas prices have been lower. it will prompt me to go on vacation, spend more money. >> reporter: so why the drop? analysts say part of it has to do with the sluggish u.s. economy. >> demand is down. fuel production is actually up. the refineries in california are actually exporting excess fuel to south america and overseas in a lot of cases. >> reporter: also worries about global markets are keeping oil near eight-month lows. >> i want to see them go down even more. that would be great.
>> reporter: wishful thinking right before the fourth of july. >> in this economy everything helps, every penny. >> reporter: overall the average price of gas in this country is down about $0.72 since its all-time high in july of 2008. matt. >> gabe gutierrez on this story. gabe, thank you very much. now here is ann. >> matt, thanks. tributes are pouring in this morning for acclaimed author and filmmaker norah ephron. the 71-year-old behind hits like sleepless in seattle and "when harry met sally" died tuesday night after battling leukemia. kristen dahlgren with more on the story. good morning. >> reporter: few new ephron was sick causing confusion when news broke, even premature reports of her death. some say she would find it funny like so many things in life. she was the voice of generations of american women saying what so
many wanted to but few dared. as an author and screen writer of films like "when harry met sally" ephron gave us classic moments. >> i don't want the ice cream on top, i want it on the side. i like strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it. >> unforgettable characters. >> men and women can't be friends because the sex parts always gets in the way. >> when he learned of ephron's death, billy crystal said he was lucky to be able to say her words. tom hanks who starred in "you've got mail" and "sleepless in seattle." her first job in the mail room at newsweek, but she rose quickly through the ranks. her rye columns eventually became comedies. >> that's what i'm trying to tell you, what women are looking for. >> reporter: directed "when harry met sally."
>> she had a great ear for how we sounded when we talked to each other. people would watch her films and watch the work she did and they would connect because they saw themselves. >> reporter: ephron was nominated for three academy awards. it was her ability to find humor even in life's most challenging moments that made her such an american icon. >> i had two small kids and then, of course, husband. >> reporter: her bitter divorce became fodder for "heartburn." for the last 25 years she was married to screen writer nicholas paleggi. while she still made films like "julia and julia". >> the big thing that amaze 60 the new 50 and 50 new 40, not living through better chemistry not exercise but hair dye. >> from hair to carbs.
>> i don't want to be there at the end, there was this piece of bread i didn't eat. >> reporter: ephron told it like it was. >> there's a lot written about getting older that you look at and go, are you crazy? oh, the best time of your life. >> reporter: in the end told few that she was ill. writer sally quinn was one of ephron's best friends. >> i gather from one or two of my friends who were in the hospital with her in the last few weeks that she was still really funny, even though she was sad. she was making cracks until the very end. >> reporter: classic norah ephron, frank and fearless with that incredible ability to somehow make us laugh through the tears. >> norah ephron was 71, survived by her husband and two sons and legions of fans, ann. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you very much. a woman ahead of her time. she not only gave women a voice, she gave us a funny voice.
. just ahead, exclusive video of the so-called manhattan madam ho had different experiences on the amusement park ride after your local news. build your better breakfast. give it an avocado kick. [ male announcer ] kick up your morning. try a fresh toasted bacon, egg & cheese with the rich, smooth superfood, avocado. subway. build your better breakfast. and the chefs at lean cuisine are loving tangy lemon, peppery poblano, sweet butternut. we're roasting, and grilling
to create must-have meals with no preservatives. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. the time is 7:26. i'm jon kelley. a big rig fire caused a traffic jam and that's why yisy smith is live in oakland at the scene right now. what's the latest? >> good morning, jon. that truck has been cleared out of here, and cal trans is out here. they sput absorbent on the off ramp and oil leaked out of the truck that caught fire. a truck driver tells me that he heard sort of a boom sound in his engine, pulled over to see what was wrong and the truck caught fire. he was able to get out okay, but oakland fire came. they had to completely shut down the ramp while they put the fire out. the traffic was backed up all
the way to the 980 split. they were able to open up two lanes, keep one of them shut while they tried to clean everything up. at this point, though, they're telling me that it should be another 30 minutes or so before the entire off ramp is all cleared. mike has more on your traffic is looking out there. mike. >> better news. another 30 minutes to hope willfully all three off ramps lanes are open. you have in the background of christie's shot, not a major problem. you talk about northbound 880 at the market street off ramp. this has a minor backup at times bau of the distraction and cleanup going on there. the big issue is coming down the east shore freeway, almost 45 minutes from the bridge down through berkeley. the second accident happened over the last 30 minutes and 680 slow to the walnut creek interchange at the car fire but that is cleared. speaking of clear, how are those skies looking today? >> a lot better than the
traffic. it's busy out here. temperatures this morning will nice and crisp in the 50s. we hit the mid-80s and in most inland cities today. 86 in concord and 83 for napa and 78 on the east shore for fro montt and oakland and 78 degrees. tomorrow we cool you off by about 4 to 6 degrees and thursday into friday temperatures come down even more so by this weekend, upper 70s great for outdoor activities. back to you, jon. for the latest updates check us out on nbcbayarea.com. back in a half hour with mour updates. ♪
you are looking at the famed tower bridge in london where the olympic rings were just put into place for the summer olympic games. with one month to go now the opening ceremony, many of the athletes who will compete for team usa are just being determined ryan lochte and michael phelps, who secured their spots monday were back at it in the swimming trials in omaha. they finished 1/2 in their 200 meter semifinal separated by 2/100 of a second. a showdown in the finals tonight. >> it's going to be fun on nbc. i watched a lot of it last night. it really was fun. big names made the team, a couple have not made the teams. we'll follow that.
tomorrow the u.s. gymnastic trials get under way. natalie recently spent some time with some of the young women hoping to represent the u.s. in london. she even did some training herself as you can see right there. we'll have more on natalie's piece coming up in just a couple minutes. >> looked like she had fun there. >> also coming up this morning, the struggle of identical twins to find their own identities. we're going to meet two sisters who have a very close bond. it's actually becoming an issue for one in her marriage. we'll talk about that. >> and then can we call him the father of the year? the dad who screamed his lungs out when he took his daughter on the amusement park ride. if he was that scared the first time, why did he agree to do it again? he is here with us and his daughter to tell us all about that experience. we begin this half hour with alleged soccer mom free on bond this morning. anna gristina released last night after four months behind bars at rikers island in new york. jeff rossen has details on this.
jeff, good morning. >> matt, ann, good morning to you. long night for anna gristina. prosecutors say she was running a high-end prostitution ring in a high-end district on manhattan's upper east side. she denies it saying it was just a dating service. this morning gristina is out of jail. how did she spend her first minutes of freedom? we have exclusive video of her homecoming. >> everybody back up. >> reporter: holding a dozen red roses, greeted by her husband and son, anna gristina walked out a free woman. sort of. tuesday night she posted $250,000 bond but must wear an electronic ankle bracelet until trial. >> thank you, everybody. i just want to be with my family tonight please. >> reporter: with a media crush following her, gristina was whisked away, headed back to her house in the new york suburbs. you're watching her first moments at home post release taped exclusively by nbc news. >> i feel like i'm in a deja vu
or dream or something. it's all so shocking because you get so programmed to a certain routine and being in a cell. you know, it's almost like the outside world is vanishing. >> reporter: gristina seemed relieved. >> my baby. >> reporter: after spending four months behind bars. >> oh now he likes me. >> reporter: and her pet pig was there too. >> it's too good to be true. i'm almost scared to go to sleep, because i'm scared i'm going to wake up and not be here. >> reporter: prosecutors say this suburban mom was running a multi-million dollar escort service out of this manhattan apartment and got wealthy providing sex for rich, influential clients, who she's never named. gristina pled not guilty and spoke with matt from jail just two weeks ago. >> i watched a show called "the millionaire matchmaker." a friend of mine suggested, you know, why, you'd be really
good at it. i looked into opening up something called the same thing, except instead of single and seeking it was married and seeking. >> married men looking for someone to have dinner with? >> very much like match.com. >> reporter: friends say she's a suburban soccer mom, not a millionaire madam. 44 years old, married twice with four kids. a life anna gristina just got back, as prosecutors build their case, trying to send her back to jail. >> i'm just going to walk around the garden and feel grass under my feet, smell the fresh air and, you know, watch the sun coming up, see what it's like to be back home again and let it really settle in that this is home again. i'm back. it's real. >> now there are some bond conditions. i mentioned the ankle bracelet. gristina also had to surrender her passport and matt and ann she's not allowed to leave the
new york metropolitan area awaiting her trial. >> jeff rossen, thank you very much. it's 34 past the hour. here's ann. >> rielle hunter, john edwards former mistress revealed she and the one-time presidential candidate have broken up. nbc's mara schiavocampo is now joining us with details. mara, good morning. >> ann, good morning. hunter made the admission during a round of interviews promoting her new tell-all book. she says just weeks after edwards' criminal trial ended so had their relationship. they look like a happy family, john edwards at a vacation home in north carolina last week with rielle hunter and their 4-year-old daughter quinn, playing in the sand, hanging out on the deck, even sharing a kiss. but those sun-filled days are over. in an interview on "the view" tuesday, edwards' former mistress said they are no longer a couple. >> you've broken up. >> yes. >> why did he want it over? now you can settle down. >> you have to ask him that.
i can tell you my reasons, because i don't want to speak for him. for my reasons, i'm not a mistress, i'm a mom, and i don't want to hide. because we have such media scrutiny and because of the children our relationship is hard. >> hunter is making the media rounds to promote her tell-all book "what really happened, john edwards, our daughter and me." in it she details how she fell in love with the former senator in new york in 2006, a story she later recounted on "the oprah winfrey show." >> i turned to him and said you're so hot. he practically jumped into my arms. >> reporter: in the book hunter has scathing words for edwards' wife elizabeth who discovered the affair in 2006 while recovering from cancer, an illness she would succumb to four years later. hunter writes, elizabeth was, quote, a witch on wheels who would go on a venomous attack with complete disregard to the people she was hurting.
but during her appearance on "the view," it was hunter who faced attacks. >> truth be told you were a mistress. >> i don't want to read your book. >> in your book you trash a dead lady, whose husband you had an affair and baby with. it makes you look bad. it makes you look schemey and kind of heartless. >> reporter: news of the breakup comes weeks after the end of edwards campaign finance trial. he had been accused of illegally using contributions to support hunter and their child. when the trial ended with no convictions, edwards emotionally proclaimed his love for his daughter with hunter. >> finally my precious quinn, who i love more than any of you could ever imagine. >> reporter: hunter never took the stand at the trial, a move that some believed help edwards' defense. >> it could have been beneficial to john edwards to keep this relationship going through the trial, if only to keep rielle hunter off the stand.
i don't know if john edwards wanted to take the chance of what she might say. >> reporter: now, hunter also said that despite the breakup she still loves johnny as she calls him. we reached out to edwards about the story and he had no comment. ann. >> all right. mara schiavocampo, thank you so much, mara. now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by new coffee mate natural bliss. add your flavor naturally. i don't think we've had this before, dueling choirs. it's the one world choir festival. this is a choir from the university of new castle in australia. over here we've got this choir from trinidad and tobago. they are singing over here. wow! i love it. that's what's -- let's do the weather first. i got so excited by it, i almost forget about the weather.
man, they sound good. let's check it out and see what we've got for you. the heat wave starting to slide east from new orleans to minneapolis, temperatures between the 90s to over 100 degrees. it is going to be toasty. as you can see on the satellite, we've got a lot of wet weather still hanging around central florida but that's getting out. that's good. the remnants of debby. a risk of strong storms in the northern mississippi river valley. plenty of record highs in the central rockies into the southwest. gulf coast looking pretty good as well. that's what going on around the we've got a beautiful day shaping up. taking a life look on the san jose. completely clear, this is what you get to walk out your front door to this morning. temperatures this afternoon will be about 35 to 8 degrees warmer than where we ended up yet. no 90s on the mapp, 82 in in redwood city and 78 degrees in oak town today.
tomorrow temperatures come down 4 to 6 degrees, friday into the weekend coming down more so but staying nice and comfortable. terisa estacio trinidad and tobago, australia, there you go, dueling choirs. ann. >> all right, al. thank you so much. coming up next, one family's warning on the dangers of an activity that's become very popular, riding atvs. the dad who screamed in terror on an amusement park ride. his young daughter not so much. but first these messages. eat good fats. avoid bad. don't go over 2000... 1200 calories a day. carbs are bad. carbs are good. the story keeps changing. so i'm not listening... to anyone but myself. i know better nutrition when i see it: great grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole. see the seam? more processed flakes look nothing like natural grains. you can't argue with nutrition you can see. great grains. search great grains and see for yourself. for multi grain flakes that are an excellent source of fiber try great grains banana nut crunch
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families. atvs are sources of injury and death. it gets very risky when kids are involved. carolyn anderson and her husband missed the first emergency phone call about their 14-year-old son james. when they found the voice message, they learned he had been in an atv accident, on the way to the hospital. >> i screamed this primal scream. intuitively i knew something wasn't good. >> reporter: the andersons didn't even know james was riding an atv. he was with a friend's family on a trip to new hampshire when he lost control of a 700 pound machine and crashed it into a tree. >> i asked, is my son still alive? he said, no, i'm sorry. we did everything we could. he's not alive. >> the kid who loved fishing, playing baseball and saxophone
died before his parents could get to the hospital. he's not alone. jeremy bryant died after breaking his neck in an atv accident. in 2010, 55 kids younger than 16 were killed on atvs, more than 28,000 seriously injured, leading the american academy of pediatrics to warn, simply put, atvs are dangerous to children. they are not developmentally capable of operating these heavy machines. the risk is not limited to kids. >> atvs are the fifth deadliest product we ever see at the u.s. product safety commission. every year 700 people die and 136,000 go to the emergency room because of atv-related injuries. >> a lot of that has to do with bad behavior with plenty of examples on youtube. it's why the atv industry has put great emphasis on safety. holding classes around the country, teaching the golden rules of atv riding, like always
wear a helmet. never ride on a public road. never ride with a passenger. importantly, one sized atv does not fit all. that's especially important with kids. this yellow atv is not supposed to be ridden by anybody under the age of 14. this bigger blue one over here not supposed to be ridden by anybody under the age of 16. >> they need to be on one designed for their ability, engine size, speed size and the size of the atv. >> reporter: atvs have never been more popular. 11 million in years cared to 2,000. >> my son has had one. he's seven. he rides now. >> reporter: a growing family sport but with risks. it is not illegal for kids to ride atvs. but remember, a 10-year-old, 12, 14-year-old, of course, they don't have driver's licenses, all the more reasons, say the experts, to watch kids very closely when they are on atvs. back to you.
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it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. back now at 7:50 with the dad and daughter we first showed you on tuesday. steve thought he was being a supportive father when he took his daughter on an amusement park ride called the screamin' swing, and it certainly lived up to its name. >> never again grace elizabeth. oh, my gosh. >> steve and his daughter grace, good morning to both of you. i'm glad to see both of you smiling. first of all, what is a screamin' swing, exactly. >> it's just a giant pendulum
that swings back and forth until it gets perpendicular and swings back through. the pressure was enormous. my biggest fear is heights, so that didn't help a whole lot. >> we mention, this happened last summer. has your stomach settled yet? >> yes, it did. it took several hours but i felt better later in the evening. >> how did you agree to get on this with your daughter? >> well, there's actually four people on the ride, a couple we were with, a father with his daughter. she wanted to ride on it and my wife was not there to go and wouldn't let her ride without me. i thought, how bad can it be. so we hopped on and that's what happened? >> grace, do you know how much your dad loves you? >> you not only did this ride once, you went on it again. >> yeah. they stopped it to let me off? >> yeah. i was yelling to stop and let me
off. they let me off. she's like oh, can we go again. do it one more time. take me up again. >> did you survive that one? >> yeah. yeah. >> grace, you're giggling like crazy. are you giggling because you love the ride or because your dad was so uncomfortable. >> probably both. >> both. yeah. >> when he said grace elizabeth, you knew something was up. did you hear him say grace elizabeth. >> yeah. >> you knew he was scared. >> have you ever seen him like that? >> no, not really. >> grace elizabeth, i have two words for you for this summer. all right? bungee jumping. you think you can do that? dad, are you up for that? we'll sponsor it. >> if you sponsor it, i'll try it maybe. >> really? >> wow. >> deal. deal. >> you're on. excellent. i was worried about 'em, you know? i mean for instance my mom went to bed tonight before making my dinner.
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i'm jon kelley. new in morning menlo park police on the lookout for her a businemissing elderly woman who has alzheimer's who wandered away from her home. she left her home between 2:00 and 5:00 this morning. if you happen to spot her, please call 911. right now let's look outside. meteorologist christina lawyer ren. you've been promising and delivering all week long. it's been beautiful. >> good morning. a good-looking day today, temperatures are 5 to 8 degrees warmer than yesterday, but it that means the mid-80s, even in the warmer cities across the bay. 59 in san mateo to start. we have a big day game in san francisco at at&t park, 12:45, third game in the series again the giants takes on the dodgers. getting a sweep out of it i'm
pretty sure. that's my forecast anyhow. you can catch that game on comcast sports net bay area at 12:45. 82 in san jose today, by tomorrow we're a touch cooler, cooling off more so friday into the weekend, holding john to temperatures, cooler than average through saturday, sunday, and we ramp up numbers next week so enjoy the spem of fair weather while it lasts. here's mike with your drive. >> i'm looking at sweeping up the kitly litter, the absorbent and diesel fuel spill after the earlier fire and crash there. fire and cleanup i should say at the market street off ramp. that sh slow, but not much of a problem for a flow, but the big issue from the top of juror screen, huge backups and almost an hour after the bridge, and 242 as well and out of antioch slow south down towards san ramone as well. we look at the south bay, jon, back to you. thank you for the update.
xx xxxx. it is 8:00 now on wednesday morning, the 27th day of june, 2011. kind of a nice view, moderate day. temperatures in the 60s. nice weather for people all around the country stopping by rockefeller plaza. joining them out here morning, i'm matt lauer with ann curry and al roker. coming up, talking about the bond of identical twins. >> a closeness many of us are unable to understand. these twins you're looking at are so close, it's become a problem. one has been living in with one
that's married and has been living with them for three years now and that's become a problem for the husband. how does that happen, what does it mean and how can we better understand the bond of twins. >> a lot of women talking about magic mike, one of the stars, chan channing tatum will be here. >> a lot of people in our audience are very excited about this. nothing but channing, that's what a sign said. we're very excited. >> olympic opening ceremony 30 days from today in london. natalie getting a little jump-start on the games going out to the olympic training center for gymnastics trying some of the apparatus work. we'll find out who are about that and how she did. i think she did pretty well. >> imagine getting to work with him. >> a dream. >> let's get inside with natalie who actually has the headlines. >> thanks to you guys again. new evacuations ordered
overnight in colorado as 65-mile-per-hour winds fuel a dangerous wildfire. more than 30,000 people were forced to flee after flames blew through containment lines tuesday and consumed dozens of homes. norah ephron is being remembered as one of the most influential writers and filmmakers in a generation. she died late toous in manhattan after battling leukemia. she was 71 years old. the lead attorney for casey anthony claimed the florida mom had serious mental issues and the police should have known she built a fantasy world out of lies. a book that comes out takes aim at reporters and so-called groupies who followed the case. anthony was acquitted in the murder of her daughter caylee. now to a story we brought you tuesday of a michigan man arrested for allegedly conspiring to take out a hit on an alleged hitman. nbc's michelle franzen in detroit. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
natalie. bob bashara in jail behind me, scheduled to be arraigned this morning, accused of plotting to kill the alleged hitman suspected of killing his wife. prosecutors are also expected to make a major announcement in the latest twist to this already twisted murder case. from behind bars in detroit, bob bashara wipes steam in the glass. the gross point businessman was arrested monday, his attorney said, for conspiring to make a jailhouse hit on the alleged hitman charged with murdering basha bashara's wife jane in january. >> it's bob's believe it was a set up from the get go. >> reporter: set up by bashara's reported handyman who reportedly confessed in march he was hired by bashara to kill jane. prosecutors have evidence saying bashara tried to put a hit on the client. >> this prosecutor's office would not make the charge unless
they had something to back it up. >> he has never been charged in the murder of his wife but early on was a person of interest. she was found murdered and strangled inside an suv on the gritty side. bashara had a secret life that included reports of an alleged mistress and sex parties. in may bashara talked to "dateline" and said he was innocent and loved his wife. >> i have no idea. lou at my life, really look at my life, and you can see all the good i've done. why on earth would i want to change all that? why on earth would i want to kill my wife? >> reporter: bashara faces possible life in prison if convicted on the charges. meanwhile the alleged hitman is waiting results of a second competency exam before he enters his plea. natalie. >> michelle franzen in detroit for us. thank you, michelle. now here is brian williams with what's coming up tonight on "nbc nightly news." good morning.
>> natalie, good morning. when we see you tonight on "nbc nightly news," we're going to tell you about a special group of americans, a bunch of marines receiving congressional gold medal, nation's highest civilian honor. we'll tell you their story and more when we see you tonight. for now, natalie, back to you. >> thanks, brian. a look at what's trending. a quick roundup of what has you talking online. targeted marketing, online travel agency orbitz noticed macusers are bigger spendeneders, like better hotels, usually have higher income than pc users. if you're a mac you may be shown a more expensive use of hotels than on your pc. the site is not charging more for the same room. a hot search is hunger games heroine jennifer lawrence living up to her status after she ran to the rescue of a young woman who collapsed outside her apartment in santa monica. while awaiting the paramedics she tried to arouse the woman
who was later given the all clear. the future of l.a., hair-raising movies, kentucky basketball star anthony davis all the talk on twitter after he trade marked his infamous unibrow along with phrases fear the brow and raise the brow. he's expected to be the number one draft pick tomorrow, brow and all. let's go back outside to al with the weather. if you have it, own it. >> i ought to trademark this, see how i do with that. we've got some girl scouts here. where are you guys from? >> california. >> where in california? >> orange county. >> where in orange county? all right. there you go. let's see what we've got for you, pick city of the day happens to be savannah, georgia. sunny, hot, 90 degrees. we do have tropical depression debby 25 miles southeast of st.
augustine, florida, 35-mile-an-hour winds east northeast at 10. it moves offshore. no big problems there. we've got some rain hanging around. nothing like we've seen the last 24 hours. record highs in the mississippi river valley, showers in northern new england. look for good wednesday morning to you. the time is 8:07. taking a live look over san francisco from high atop san bruno mountain. you can see for at least 10 miles. just beautiful conditions out there today, and temperatures will be the most comfortable bayside, 78 in oakland today, a little warm in places like livermore, 86, 74 in santa cruz and 67 degrees in san francisco. if you're hitting the fair, beautiful conditions in pleasanton today. 84 for the fair. tomorrow, a touch cooler. weather. matt. >> thanks so much. when we come back, identical twins open up about their super
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danielle, single, has been living with the couple for three years. todd has decided it's time for danielle to start thinking about moving out. >> living with my sister and brother-in-law just gives me a feeling of security, of contentment. i'm going to probably prolong it as long as i can. honestly, i know i definitely have to eventually make a move, and that's going to be difficult. >> i finally feel like i got up the muster to go look at some condos. you have not one positive thing to say about any place we looked at. >> seriously if you are so ready to move out, it should come within you. >> nicole, i'm asking for you, moral support. >> you have my support, danielle, in everything. >> nicole and danielle joining us along with psychiatrist and contributor gail saltz. good morning to all of you. it's a pleasure to have you here. first of all, you're very con r
comfortable in front of the cameras talking about all this. why in the first place did you move in? >> nicole and i had a business together. we closed the business. when we closed the business, i sold my condo to pay off the debt so we could start fresh. but i did that with the intent that i would move in with nicole until i figured out what i was going to do next. >> so why have you not then moved out for three years, do you think? >> i've gotten very comfortable there. i love it. >> and you're smiling. >> yes. >> but your husband is not smiling. >> he smiles once in a while. >> that's good. >> it's the best of both worlds. my best friend, danielle, and my husband. honestly, i couldn't ask for anything better. i know it can't be that way forever, because i think todd will kill me. but for the time being, i think
i'm pretty lucky. it's pretty great. >> how has it impacted your marriage negatively? >> i mean, that's a very good question. i'd like to say no, it hasn't, but i think there are times it has worn on our marriage. arguments that never would have arisen have arisen over it, when todd has gotten frustrated maybe with does dan actually have a plan? really, this is one year, we're going on three. do you not think it's a good idea she gets a plan into action and just start thinking about it. i'll be like oh, my god, you can't just throw that on somebody right away. you need time to figure it out. he was like, i would never do that, nicole. i'm just saying start thinking and put a plan into place. >> are you in this thinking because you really enjoy having your sister in the house, or are you thinking because you're concerned about what will happen
to her? in other words, is there something about the bond you share that is fueling your wish to keep her in the house? >> well, again, it's the best of both worlds. living with my twin, my best friend, and my husband i think is pretty fabulous. yeah, if danielle moves out, i want to know she's moving somewhere safe, that she's secure, and that things are good, because i am the worry wart between the two of us. i worry about her constantly. >> gail, i wonder what you can tell us about the bond between twins and when that bond might be potentially unhealthy. >> our biggest fear for most people in life is at the end of the day you are alone, you are your own individual. what's amazing about being a twin, you can avoid that feeling somewhat, the feeling that someone else is almost you, feels like you, looks like you,
thinks like you in many ways. that is a great comfort. that's what you're talking about, and that's wonderful, except when it prevents you from really being an individual, which is so important, and all the things that being an individual brings you, like a marriage. have you to be your own person. three people can't be in a marriage. so when it interrupts your functioning in that way, then it is a problem and you need help figuring out how to have enough of your own identity while still enjoying the special bond that being a twin brings. >> we're going to find out what happens in this series. >> you've got to love that name twintvention. tonight at 9:00, 8:00 eastern. >> there you go. dr. gail, thank you very much. coming up next natalie introduces us to some of the young women competing to be on the u.s. olympics gymnastic team and also tries a few events coming up right after this.
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usa. natalie spent time at the u.s. olympic training center. good morning. >> good morning. run by bella, the gregarious bear hugging cheerleader and his wife marta, the certain other half. the secret to their success, in texas. i decided to check it out. we start our journey on a dirt road 60 miles from houston. no gymnast in sight. bella karolyi greets me with a famous bear hug and whisks me away to explore the 2,000 acres he and marta call home. it seems an unlikely place to gather the world's best gymnasts from deer, peacocks and lady gaga. >> come on, gaga. >> what made you decide to make
this headquarters of usa traini training. >> strong and powerful facility they feel like they are in their own home. >> reporter: bella may have the run of the ranch. but inside the gym it's very clear who is in charge. the other half of duo, national coordinator marta. every few weeks the national women's team comes here to train. the emphasis here is on team building, right? >> it's absolute ly the number one goal since we have this training center, to build the team strong. in 1996 in atlanta, bella and marta led the women's team to the olympic gold medal, the only team gold the u.s. women have ever won in gymnastics, something marta hopes to change
in london. the first order of business, picking that winning team, a job that falls primarily on her shoulders. with a high caliber of talent at this camp, there are enough girls to send multiple teams to london. >> it's an embarrassment of riches the field you can choose from. >> yeah. this is a good thing to worry about that we have too man choices. >> only five girls will make the cut. the 16-year-old champ, right on her tail, the flying squirrel because of her outstanding bar routine. fresh off the junior team sarah finnegan is proofing to be a competitor, former olympians looking to make a comeback after following short of the gold medal in beijing.
>> might as well give it one more go and see what you can do. >> the competition at camp is stiff and training with gymnastics most famous duo can be intimidating. >> gabby, do you remember the first time you came here to the ranch. >> i was so nervous. i started crying because i was all alone. i was talking to my mom owned pay phone. i was like, mom, i'm so alone. >> the camp has become a second home for the girls and a place for them to bond. >> being at these camps helps us a lot. we get a lot closer. we learn a lot more about each other so when we come to competitions we're more comfortable. >> before we go i wanted to show off my gymnastic skills. >> up on the beam. >> that's a problem. >> you've got it. >> smile. >> smile. >> point your toe. >> point the toe. >> then the bars. >> very good. all right. you've got it. good job. >> oh, that hurt.
>> the most intimidating, the vault. >> and jump. very good. >> and the grand finale. >> i'm ready for the floor, floor exercise. all right. maybe i was getting a little too confident. >> watch out rio 2016, here i come. from elite to amateurs, they make everyone feel like a champion. >> how about a gold medal for this. >> a gold. >> that's right. >> this is a dream come true. a lot of pressure on these girls at the trials this weekend. some of the names you're going to be hearing, jordan weaver,allie douglas, also nastia liukin, got gold in beijing. one of the names you won't be hearing clearly, natalie morales. >> has the bruise healed? >> the ego is still bruised.
>> what did you fall into? >> there was this weird thing on the side. good morning to you. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. san francisco police have called officers for a baseball fan who fell into the bay after monday night's giants game. friends say they lost saw the 27-year-old as he headed for their cars parked on pier 32. they've scoured the bay. the search was called off around noon. police say the missing fan is from the sacramento area. let's check that morning commute with mike. >> start in the south bay, northbound 85 close to me on the map, the left side, we have an accident at fremont boulevard. that is slow but not a big deal. 280 slows around the 808 interchange in the septemberer of your screen. westbound 237 approaching great american parkway considerable slowing there.
101 bogged down through monmouth park in both directions. the earlier lane closed in the market street off ramp has cleared. all lanes cleared from 880. we have another incident eastbound 24 approaching the caldecott causing slowdowns there and the east shore freeway is jammed after the earlier accident cleared at university. still slow out of san pablo and richmond, crawling until about the racetrack. golden gate field. back to you. for the latest traffic and knew, check out nbc bay area on facebo facebook.
looking forward to taking off your shirts. channing tatum stars in a new movie called magic mike. he's here to tell us all about it. a lot of people have signs directly devoted to him being here today. >> with good reason. al wearing a tearaway suit. also ahead we're going to take you to a live stage spectacular based on the hit ""how to train your dragon."" we'll catch up with director, cast members, and, yes, some of the dragons on the stage. it's starting a u.s. tour very soon. >> then we'll take you to what could be only described as a star gazers paradise. it is awe inspiring. wait until you see it. unbelievable. >> also, just showed you a preview of the gymnastic trials. it begins tomorrow in san jose. you can catch all our coverage on the networks of nbc and nbc
universal. starts again tomorrow into the weekend. plus coming up, would you b brave enough to show off your post baby body? a group of moms from connecticut decided to do just that, to remind people it takes time to get back into shape. >> all right. okay. before we get to all of that, let's say hello to reese, one of the stars of "the amazing spider-man." >> hi, how are you? >> the marvel comic co-founder says about your portrayal in the movie, reese will do for lizzards what bella lagosi did for vampires. that's high praise. >> that's high praise. >> what made you want to take on this role. >> you can never say no to a spider-man movie, particularly a sony one. but dr. conners, more than all the other villains is, i guess,
extra complicated because of his relationship with peter parker. he knows his father really well. he's really a good man, you know. he has one arm and wants to heal himself. consequently heal the rest of the world, do a good thing for mankind. he just goes about doing it with offense. >> you like the way you say he has one arm. shooting this you had to wear. >> i had to wear a green sock known as kermit. >> so they can fix it. >> usually with cpr you mount things on but they took it away. kermit didn't make the movie. his agent is furious. >> the makeup job, your transformation from man to lizard, how long did it take to do that makeup? >> at its worst, it was seven to eight hours in a makeup chair
with five or six really skilled makeup artists pli s applying reptilian appendages. >> i hear you managed to really scare emma stone. there's a scene where the lizard breaks into the lab. you used a dark, filthy voice. >> it's too early in the morning to give you any detail. >> we've loved you in "notting hill" and "pirate radio." congratulations on the movie. "the amazing spider-man" hits theaters. >> thank you so much. okay. good look at this beautiful shot over the san mateo bridge. you can see for 10 miles or better here. it's just phenomenal out there. temperatures bayside are going to be the most comfortable today, 78 degrees on the east shore, fremont today, oakland, 78 for you as well. 67 in san francisco.
holding on to the mid to upper 80s in places like livermore and fairfield. here in san jose, we're talking about 82 degrees. by tomorrow, we'll take your temperatures down by about 5 degrees on average. >> and that's your latest weather. now let's check in with our uncle willie, see how he's doing. >> your nation's capital, the national gallery of art sculpture garden. how beautiful. you must come see the national gallery next time you're here. happy birthday from smucker's, how sweet it is. from beautiful charlotte north carolina, kathryn harris, 100 years old, breast cancer survivor. she loves being with her family. you can't beat that. take a look, if you will, as the wheel spins, joseph sullivan of goffstown, new hampshire is 100 years old today. an avid yankees fan and always
enjoys a little shot of whiskey before his dinner. good for you, old boy. and margaret hendrickson, from terre haute, indiana, a nice town. she's a retired school teacher who loves going to church on the sabbath. i go when i can, and i love my church, too. henry bryant, he's from columbia, north carolina. 105 years old today. worked hard on his garden. i mean, he loves to stay active that way. more people have gardens stay young that way. margery engel from, new york, is 100 years old today. always says family is everything to her. the best in the business. can't beat it. and we have elsie thompson, clearwater, florida, 113, good lord have mercy. her secret to longevity is always thinking of others first.
that's it, again to the national gallery, how pretty it is today. come see us. back to you. >> okay, willard, thank you very much. up next magic mike channing tatum is going to be here to talk about his movie about male strippers, much to the delight of some people in our audience. first, this is "today" on nbc.
back now with the star of a new movie, women especially are very much looking forward to. the movie is called "magic mike," channing tatum plays title role as a stripper. as you can listen to the crowd listening, they are thrilled about it. the help with matthew mcconaughey. they hope to take their male review from tampa to big-time in
miami. >> miami is looking good. got a couple of loopholes to get through, real estate attorneys down there. after that, it's going to be all green light, brother. >> what do you need from me? >> keep doing what you're doing. >> yeah? >> focus, a big brother to this team. keep that up, you'll make a lot more than door money. >> once again, that word, equity. say it. >> channing tatum, good morning. >> good morning to you. >> you're a producer on this movie. it comes from your experience. when you were 18 in alabama, you were a male stripper. >> it was a crazy time in my life. i'm not ashamed of it, but i don't know if i'm proud of it. it's a crazy part of my life. i survived it. i was 18 and living in tampa.
>> living on a couch, paying the bills. >> when you're 18, you don't want to live in your mom and dad's house. >> what did your mom and dad think, hey, i'm working as a stripper. >> ne never knew. i never told them. i'm just working at this other job over here, over there. my dad ended up finding out when i did "ellen." i gave "ellen" a lap dance. >> wow. >> in fact, the moves you show in this movie are very impressive i think to say the least. i understand there's some gymnastics that might have been involved. >> quite possible. >> how did you pull some of this stuff off. i mean your clothes off but clothes. >> cgi. >> especially effects. >> green screen. >> i'm impressed your wife with some of these moves. is she thrilled you worked on this movie? >> yeah, she married a stripper kind of. she knew what she was getting
into. it was kind of a prerequisite that i would give her dances if she wanted one. >> hey now. you might have revealed too much of yourself. but then again revealed too much of yourself in the movie. those outfits involved, chaps. >> yeah, some leather chaps. there's some -- might be a fireman or two, policeman outfit. you know, the staples. >> was there any moment when you said, maybe i shouldn't be doing this during the movie? >> every single day. when i was actually doing it and every day when i was shooting it. before i went on stage i remind myself, why did i want to do this again? >> you're the producer. >> this is a bad idea. >> you're a big box office draw. this is after so much success at the box office. this is talk about becoming a production on broadway. >> we hope so. it's kind of perfect for a big crazy musical. a lot different from the movie. all about fun. >> would you star in broadway. >> i might do a little piece.
>> "magic mike" opens nationwide friday. channing tatum, thank you so much, and all dancers as well. >> a reminder of the dates. got a little behind doing that. >> okay. meantime we want to say matthew mcconaughey is going to be here tomorrow. lots more coming up. keep your shirt on. first, this is "today." ♪
back at 8:46 with a place that is a star gazer's dream, english channel island of sark has received a big honor for sky view. nbc correspondent ben fogel got to check it out. >> good morning. you can see behind me the english channel with fascinating stories. although it's not governed as britain, it's part of the british isles and until recently a futile state. more excitingly it was awarded dark status coveted u.n. classification it shares with few other places in the world. crossing the sea to sark can be rough. once you set on this tiny quiet island, it's the quiet you
notice first. listen very carefully, no cars. >> people get around most often on carriage but most prefer pedal power. of course, it's not just me that has to use a bicycle. behind me is our film crew. with all of their equipment. photographer sue davy was drawn to sark but its natural beauty. >> wild flowers in the summer. very good for sea birds as well. on the west coast of the island, we've got some amazing caves you can dive through. even better later. >> tell me more. >> no, have to wait. >> see you later. bye. >> bye. >> hmm, mysterious. just three miles long by half a mile wide, the tiny island of sark has for centuries been ruled by an overlord. although the island retainedence
from britain, still pace rent set by first queen elizabeth 400 years ago. >> approximately $2 and rents the whole island. >> looking after the interest of 600 inhabitants meets here in the old school house. george, whose family came here with the first settlers knows the island better than anyone. >> do you think the island has to progress a little bit or do you think it's about keeping it as it is. >> the longer we can keep it as it is, the better for everybody. >> and as the sun goes down, i remember i have an appointment to keep. sue, i'm intrigued as to what you're going to show me. >> come in here. this is what i wanted you to see. >> wow, it's incredible. that is unbelievable. i don't think i've ever seen so
many stars. so this the real secret of sark, recently nominated the first dark sky island. it's one of the best spots on the planet to see the night sky. >> we have -- >> the astronomer explains to me why it is. >> we don't have any lights. no cars, no streetlights, traffic lights. >> the stars over the tower and through the arch over there. >> it's like living in a huge planetarium. >> i know few other places that are as enchanting as sark after dark. >> it's wonderful isn't it. >> magical. >> it is. >> well, if you want to make your own way to sark to see those skies, you'll have to come down to the english channel. matt. >> ben, that is spectacular. just a quick question. how many bars on your blackberry, none? >> none there. no mobile reception. >> that's all right. well worth the trip.
works fiery show ""how to train your dragon."" six off following a successful tour of australia and new zealand. based on the popular animated film, it promises to be the most technically animated show of its kind. the director with us with some of the show's stars. nigel, good morning. good to see you. >> hi. >> you've got your hands full, we'll get right to this. what a massive undertaking, 23 dragons, cast and crew of 85. it takes 30 eighteen-wheelers to take this show on the road. what's it like to direct this thing? >> generally pretty straightforward as long as these guys are well fed and have their breakfast. yeah, it's an amazing team. they are -- most mornings they are pretty well behaved. >> talk to me about this guy next to you, this dragon. what technically or technologically is going on that can allow him to do that.
>> he's like a lunar space landing module. thousands of points and rams in him. he's operated remotely by a team of four people. he can fire out of his mouth, huge wings, great wing spans, about 20 ton. he has a little bit of a temper. >> nigel, something tells me before you became a director, you were an actor. the story is based on a boy named hiccup and his dragon toothless. riley miner i think is there as well. i know you got the job, riley after a massive casting call. what's it like for you to be in the show opposite these creatures? >> it's absolutely incredible. it's like having a pet dog 40 times the size and you can get on and fly. it's amazing. i love them. >> you're going to get on this thing and fly in just a second. why don't you get prepared to do
that. nigel, let me continue to talk to you for a second. talk to me about the wing span of one of these creatures. >> the wing span is about 60 -- about 120 foot across, yes. so they are large. they are absolutely massive. they go from this kind of spectacular creatures to grump y, slightly overweight characters. this is a splendid, lovely guy, a bit of a wind problem as you can see. we go through 2,000 of these just for his breakfast. there we government he has his own special way of getting through the packaging here. >> that's great. thank you for that on morning television. nice. >> i think riley is probably ready to show you flying now. >> take a look at the flight. go ahead. only a few seconds left. riley, take off. >> okay, guys.
here i go. come on, buddy. here is goes. bye, guys. >> riley, that is fantastic. again, the show debuts in pennsylvania. it starts a u.s. tour. riley, thank you. nigel, thank you. i'm taking my kids to see this. we're back right after these messages. good wednesday morning to you. 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. city leaders of stockton approved a bankruptcy budget last night that includes more debt default wage and benefit cuts. the chapter 9 filing could come as early as this morning. stockton spent three months negotiating with creditors trying to resolve its $26 million deficit. it has already defaulted on $2
million since february alone. time to check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you, laura. good morning to you at home. a beautiful day shaping up, about 5 to 8 degrees warmer than where we were yesterday, and that means highs today will be in the mid-80s inland, upper 70s bayside, upper 60s at the coast, cooling down by tomorrow. have a great day.
it's a beautiful day in the new york city area here on rockefeller plaza. got a great crowd under very sunny skies. i'm matt lauer with ann curry, al roker, savannah guthrie. coming up we'll remember norah ephron. she died after a lengthy battle with leukemia. we'll look back at her career and incredible life. >> she did something for women, gave an incredible voice at a
time when women didn't have the voice they have today. she was a film nist, giving a voice with a funny twist. really terrific what she's done. also coming up this morning, any woman who has had a baby can tell you, it's very intimidating with celebrities coming back after babies and they look fantastic and perfect. a number of women from connecticut have decided to sort of fight back, basically take a stand and celebrate post baby bods in a photo shoot. we're going to meet these women, great women, in a moment. >> also ahead, the fourth of july in front of us. some fun finds. red, white, blue nail polish, bikinis, snow machines. >> fun. >> very nice. and as we get ready to head to london for the olympics, are you ready for spice girls, the musical? >> i heard about this. >> i've been waiting my whole life for it.
>> they are all back. they want you to know what it's really, really, really, really like. they are spice women now. going on stage. it's a "mamma mia!" type stage show. >> are they in this musical or is it based on them? >> i think it's based on them. >> a lot to get to. let's go inside. natalie standing by at the news desk. natalie. >> that massive wildfire near colorado springs exploded during the night forcing the evacuation of more than 30,000 people. whipped by 60-mile-an-hour winds, the fire has destroyed an undetermined number of homes. evacuations include more than 2,000 residents from the grounds of the air force academy and what officials describe as a firestorm of epic proportions. more rain today meanwhile in parts of florida from what was once tropical storm debby. it caused extensive flooding in much of the state and dumped more than two feet of rain in places. today the tropical depression is moving across northern florida. an historic milestone in
northern ireland where queen elizabeth shook hands with the former commander of the irish republican army. it was meant to underscore progress and reconciliation after decades of violence. a new twist in the fatal shooting of trayvon martin. the lead investigator says murder defendant george zimmerman never identified himself as a neighborhood watch volunteer when he confronted martin, which could have diffused the situation. zimmerman is charged with second degree murder. he'll be back in court on friday for a bond hearing. norah ephron is being remembered as one of the most influential writers and filmmakers in a generation. she died last night after a battle with leukemia. nbc's kristen dahlgren has more from los angeles. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. few even knew norah ephron was sick causing some confusion when news of her illness broke and premature reports of her death, some close to ephron said she would have found funny like she did so many in life.
for more than 50 years norah ephron was the voice of generations ofmerican women, saying what so many wanted to but few dared. >> i'll have what she's having. >> author and screen writer of "when harry met sally" she gave us iconic moments and unforgettable characters. >> men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way. when he learned of ephron's death, billy crystal said he was lucky to be able to say her words. tom hanks who starred in "you've got mail" and "sleepless in seattle" said she lifted us all with wisdom and wit. ephron was born in 1941 to screen writer parents. her first job in the mail room at "newsweek." but she rose quickly through the ranks. her rye columns eventually became romantic comedies. >> that's what i'm trying to tell you what women are looking for. >> reporter: and directed "when
harry met sally." >> she had a great ear for how we sounded and how we talk to each other. i think people would watch her films and watch the work she did and connect because they saw themselves. >> ephron was nominated for three cacademy awards. it was her ability to find humor in the most challenging women that made her an american icon. >> two small kids and, of course, no husband. her bitter divorce from carl bernstein of watergate fame became fodder for the novel and film "heartburn." for the last 25 years, ephron was married to screen writer nicholas pileggi. while she still made films "julia & julia". >> the biggest things that makes 60 the new 50, 50 the new 40,
not exercise, but hair dye. i want to be there at the end going oh, but there was this piece of bread i didn't eat. >> reporter: ephron always told it like it was. >> i think there's a lot written about getting older that you look at and you go, are they crazy when they say oh, you're at the best time of your life. >> reporter: but in the end told few she was ill. writer sally quinn was one of ephron's best friends. >> i gather from one or two of my friends who were in the hospital with her in the last few weeks that she was still really funny even though she was sad. she was making cracks until the very end. >> classic norah ephron, frank and fearless, with that incredible ability to somehow make us laugh through the tears. >> norah ephron was 71. she's survived by her husband and two sons, natalie. >> women everywhere are missing her already. kristen dahlgren, thanks so much.
it's six minutes past the hour. let's go back to al with a check of your weather. >> thank you very much. give me that. this is for jill's fun finds. crazy. let's show you what we've got as far as today's weather. tropical depression debby 25 miles southeast of st. augustine, florida, 35-mile-an-hour winds east northeast at 10. goes offshore pretty quickly, then we don't have to worry about that. looking at wet weather hanging around central florida. we've also got heat to talk about. the problem is the fire forecast for friends in colorado. scattered afternoon thunderstorms could set off wildfires. wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour and mountains temperatures will be in the 80s. but look at this all around. temperatures upper 90s to low 9:07 now, wednesday morning, looking good. temperature-wise already at 70 degrees in sunnyvale, 62 in san francisco, and 63 degrees in santa rosa. at noon today, you'll be in the
rounding out the day in the low to mid-80s. san jose, 82 today, perfection yet again. 87 for fairfield. throughout thursday and friday, temperatures drop off by about 5 to 8 degrees. saturday and sunday they come down more so. >> and that's your latest weather. natalie. >> al, thank you. well, having a baby should be the happiest moment of a new mom's life, but sometimes the joy can be tempered by the pressure even if self-imposed to get back to that prepregnancy weight. most moms don't have celebrity-like tummies. that seemed to be perfect after a baby's arrival. to empower women, a group of connecticut moms decided to bare their mommy bellies for everyone to see. dina, kate, kate, katie, marie and jean. good morning, ladies and gentlemen. >> good morning. >> i love this, because so many
of us have seen those celebrity photos and you're like, how did they do this. was this, dina, the reason you wanted to do hispanic like this. >> we are bloggers for ct working moms.com. we have this little group that gets together. we were talking about it. i think somebody posted that they were afraid to click on a link. we got to thinking about it and saying we wanted to do our own photo shoot. >> afraid to click on a link. it was marie. you saw beyonce post baby. >> it was one of those things right after, i was at my desk. i don't want to see this. took me forever to get where i was later. we all eventually clicked on it and she looked gorgeous and beautiful. >> she always does. >> exactly. we're so happy to see that. >> now, of course, i imagine it took some convincing to get some of you to take that photo where you are exposing all. how did you guys convince each other. >> wine. >> wine. wine does it usually, it works.
>> also getting together really helped. as soon as we all got together and had our clothes on. all of a sudden we're like, okay, this is it. we're going to do it. as soon as we basically took our tops off. we started cat calling and telling each other how beautiful. michelle has mentioned this before to me and dina, to do it alone is empowering. but when you have other people, women supporting women, it definitely makes it amazing. >> you guys call this the goddess gallery. jean, i think you were the photographer of the shoot. what did you hope to accomplish putting these ladies in various positions. >> i love the message they wanted to send. keep it real. accept yourself. it was such a delight. it was so much fun. it was absolute fun. >> it's a great message. we have seen with the dove campaign showing real women. is that something in this celebrity world that we seem to lose sight of? you all have beautiful new babies and there's such joy in that moment but there is that
self-imposed pressure, right? is it coming from celebrities necessarily or is it coming from you guys? >> i think both. i think definitely it comes from both. we embrace the pregnant form so much, then you have this baby and you're all floppy, what do you do with it. what do you do with it. i was empowered to wear a bikini when i was pregnant. with this postpartum body, i want to hide it. the more you show it, the more real you are the more inspired they are. they can do it, too. >> mary grace, i believe you have a daughter. what do you hope doing something like this sends as a message to her as well. >> i really hope, and it's my greatest hope that she feels comfortable in her skin. i mean, i see her now, she's two. she's fearless and beautiful and strong. i want her to maintain that. i feel that by me setting an example hopefully so much happens during adulthood and
adolescence and you lose your fear and in exhibitions along the way. i hope by me stepping out there in front of the world. >> i should say, by the way, our "today" moms website loved this. we got a lot of great reaction and including a poll that says a lot of women feel the same pressure, getting in shape after a baby. 68% said yes they did, 33% said no. thank you for doing that for us. we appreciate it. >> our pleasure. >> it's so funny michelle said, don't worry, only 200 people will see this. >> now you're on the "today" show. millions. you all look amazing, ladies. congratulations with your new babies at home. more on this story on today.com. still to come, more girl power because girl power is back. the spice girls reunited to announce a new musical featuring their hit songs coming to the london stage this fall. i'm sure all are going to want to sing along. up next jill martin is here with fun finds for summer.
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>> the big thing is, i don't think you should have to buy anything just for a holiday. these are things you canave and wear throughout the year. let's start with nail polish, $8, etsy.com, get in on the action or beautiful makeup with dior beauty. if you're going to a swim bash, this is good, good for the entire summer, too. everything under $100. so everybody can get in on it. >> a cutie modeling this bathing suit. >> where is she? we find lila? lila is target. how cute is she? >> let's make the whole segment about her. let's focus. >> for us, sal udos. great to wear. plates, west elm, if you're entertaining. >> i love these. >> great for the backyard. >> great for kids. from pottery barn for any party.
i love this. the bottom you can put anything you want, we put m&m. >> sangria, which we will drink after the show. >> why wait until after the show. then the snow cone machine, $70. we love this. >> show us how it works. >> i'm not going to show you on air here. you press it in and makes it. even i can do it. it comes with this little stand and cups. so cute. can you buy the food coloring. >> $69.95. >> hello. >> hi, sweetie. >> i'll fight you for her. she's so cute. >> this is lila. she loves skewers. >> mommy. >> okay, mommy. come on, mommy. >> what's great about these, you can grab a skewer. celebration continues. pick your skewer and share this.
take the part you want. >> don't have the entire pick-off the part you don't want. >> this is fabulous, cuts off the seeds of the watermelon. >> can you show me how it works? >> we did it already. it's pitless. comes with a scooper. >> i can't visualize how that works but i trust you. >> you cut through it and seeds go through. >> this is from quirky. a tong, fork and spatula all in one. >> love it. what guy does not want that. >> this is for all those who like a little lemon. you put this right in the lemon. >> you don't have to squeeze. >> any citrus fruit. put it on your salad. >> watch out. julia. if you don't have a friend on the fourth of july you can have a ping-pong partner. >> this table, boyfriend and girlfriend playing a competition. >> show us ping-pong. >> show us how you play
ping-pong. >> good job. >> we have the rest of the crew over here fun games old school to play on the lawn from pottery barn. everything under $100 and fun for the whole family. >> jill martin, you have outdone yourself for fourth of july. >> happy fourth. >> you, too. want to mention if you have any more, issue of "us weekly." >> they have their fans. a new musical coming up. we'll tell you all about it right after this. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. can i have the definition? swapportunity: the opportunity to swap a higher calorie snack
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♪ okay. brace yourself for some ear worms from the 1990s. none other than the spice girls are back. michelle kosinski has the story from london. do you really, really, really have the story, michelle? >> really, really, really, really. it was just a matter of time, right? brace yourselves for the spice girls musical. the girls actually came up with the idea. they approached the producer of this smash hit show "mamma mia!" and it is now fully in the works. opening in a few months in london. how is that for girl power? you thought you had expunged those tunes from your brain. >> tell me what you want what you really really want. >> i really really really -- >> reporter: but wait, they are back, with plenty more where that came from. >> the spice girls! >> it's better than we ever could have hoped for. >> they sing it better than us.
>> reporter: after various breakups, babies, the movie spice girls, whole new careers, posh spice victoria beckham, a respected fashion designer, scary, refined, sport turned girlie. baby channeling kate middleton. now the all spice women, all spice moms are not getting back together. calm down. >> we were laughing. we cried. >> reporter: there is a new musical based on their songs just in time for a very spicy christmas. the acclaimed creators call it heart warmingly hilarious. >> it's about fame today and a slight obsession with celebrity. >> it has that spice girls spirit in it, slightly anarchy enjoying fame kind of spirit. >> reporter: the spice girls machine grossed an estimated half a billion dollars at least in two years. they are the best selling female
group ever. >> what we do individually is really empower women. >> reporter: i'm not sure how many mums wanted their girls to emulate this. still, those songs shall return. short-lived mega fame. after all -- >> spice girls about going for your dreams. so 16 years on and it's still happening, still going. girl power still exists. >> reporter: so if you still really, really, really want to figure out what it means, maybe you too. the spice girls themselves are not in the musical. it's a story based on their songs called viva forever. the forward thinking girls say they hope it eventually makes it to broadway. so maybe they really, really will last forever. al. >> thanks so much. are there enough songs for a musical. >> we just heard that same song over and over again. >> tell you what what we really really want.
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it is 9:26. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. a teen recovering after a shark attack in hawaii. 16-year-old sage st. clair was swimming with her father in front of a resort in maui yesterday and the shark swam right up and just bit her. they were about 10 to 15 feet offshore in shall doe water, only about 3 to 4 feet deep. she suffered a 4-inch gash in her calf. we spoke to her mother by phone. >> my husband felt something hit his back, and then the next thing, kind of went quickly, then i heard sage -- >> yeah, she heard sage scream there. authorities posted shark warning
signs and closed off portions of that beach. her mother adds her daughter is doing just fine, actually tweeting about the attack to all the of her friends. glad to hear that. shark attacks very rare in hawaii, pretty rare globally. only about 100 shark attacks reported every year. there were actually 17 recorded deaths caused by sharks all of last year throughout the entire world. right here in the u.s., we average about 16 attacks each year with one death happening about every two years. all right. we'll have a look at weather and traffic after the break. ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ [ transforming sounds ] [ male announcer ] transformers. the ride. ride it at universal studios hollywood. welcome back. 9:28 now. temperatures are warming up so nicely. and they're uniform conditions. 64 in san jose versus 62 in san francisco. so not too much separation in terms of your temperatures right now. by t by the water versus those inland. what a great day to be bayside. at&t park, gorgeous conditions. that game starts at 12:45, giants taking on the dodgers for a third time, hopefully for a full-on sweep.
82 degrees in san jose today, tomorrow a touch cooler. mike has the drive. quick look, east bay starting to clear up a bit. oakland, things moving nicely past the coliseum both directions. other side of the bay, northbound 101 jams up north of menlo park, a little extra slowing packing highway 84, a couple spots of debris. southbound side, accident southbound for thornton 880 past mission boulevard into milpitas. back to you. thank you all very much for joining us. back in a half hour with another local update.
>> that is the new video one more night from hit rockers maroon 5 off their new album called "overexposed." they will be here to play new music and classics live on the plaza this friday on "today." "the voice," too. i'm natalie morales with al roker and savannah guthrie. coming up in this half hour, who here is addicted to a gym on iphone or ipad. >> i tried playing friends with this one. >> she's not into friends. >> mistimed. like you're playing games for a week. >> look, we can't play all day.
we have -- >> speaking of all day, we can't go on all day. >> it's very competitive. >> coming up -- coming up -- coming up, the guy behind the games because they are fun, but they can definitely be a distraction as we've seen here. jenna bush hager is here with the story and the guys behind zynga. >> also ahead, kids out of school. doesn't mean they need to give up on reading. stop the summer slide. a book club. young readers get to talk to author rebecca stead. she wrote "when you reach me." also ahead great summer deserts, a throw-back to simpler times. easy to whip up. we are bringing back the ice box cake. we're going retro. >> yes. >> first a check of the weather. up for a nice ice box cake. >> absolutely. you can probably bake a cake on the sidewalk in some places. record highs in midsections of the country, remnants of
debby in central florida, rain in northern new england, partly cloudy skies in the pacific northwest. as we move into tomorrow, more sizzling conditions through the gulf coast, mid mississippi and ohio river valley. sizzling conditions in the southwest, sho our neck of the woods could not be better. beautiful conditions for the first full week of summer. temperatures have been unseasonably cool until today. we'll hit our seasonal averages. this is a live look at sunol, completely clear at this hour, not just inland. we are clear on the entire california coastline down to santa cruz. 74 degrees right now, as we head throughout this afternoon, temperatures are going to be comfortable. tomorrow we'll take you down by a few degrees. friday, down to 80. >> that's your latest weather. >> up next, can't stop playing with friends, more addicting social media day.
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are obsessed with these games. his answer is simple. it's all about taking a moment to have some fun. >> jenga. >> reporter: the jingles that used to stick with us all day long. but now the games do. thanks to our smart phones, laptops and tablets, we can play them wherever and whenever we want. >> those things come across my facebook screen. >> i draw something with my friends, at work, school. >> sometimes i play farm. >> words with friends and scramble on my iphone a lot. >> if this sounds like you, thank or blame this man, mark pincus. the one behind social media games like words with friends, farmville and draw something. >> i grew up in a family that was really competitive game players, like the old school
kind of games. >> reporter: he founded zynga in 2007 with 50 employees to create games for sites like facebook. the company's mission to bring play in everyone's day. >> we've seen play and playing together really start to become a core thing that people expect to do. >> the company's san francisco office reflects that theme. employees take drawing classes, bring dogs to work, and make their own hours. >> creativity is really the core of what we're doing. >> hoping virtual fun translates into a real good time. >> we're out there on a mission every day to make a game that everybody around the world can love and enjoy and take 15 minutes to just take a break from the frenzy of the day-to-day life and connect with friends. >> if connections are lucrative, zynga worth roughly $4.4 billion, surprising because to start playing its games costs
nothing. >> we lowered the barrier to play, and we saw none of these people wanted to play together. >> actually 65 million people play a zynga game each day, spending a total of 2 billion minutes per day buying cows, spelling words, or drawing something. and it's happening in 175 countries around the world. clearly the games are popular, which begs the question, are they addictive? >> these games can start looking like an addiction because we start feeling like we need to play them for longer and longer periods of time to get the same kind of satisfaction. >> another criticism, playing social media games is actually an anti-social activity. >> people playing by themselves in their own cubicle on the train, wherever it is, but you say it's social. >> you give us five minutes and we'll help you connect with five people. maybe some people you didn't have time to call, maybe people you didn't feel like calling.
>> reporter: recently zynga rolled out a new batch of games, including this one called sheffield. has it cooked up that secret recipe to keep you hooked? >> i don't worry playing together is going to be a here and now fad. i think any of our games might last some time but i think play will. >> in twist some of these zynga games will move from the computer screen back to your kitchen table. hasbro is partnering with the company to produce some of these games into board games for the family to play. >> what's old is new is old again. >> yahtzee. >> yahtzee party. see you saturday night. >> draw something, really good. >> draw something, i like to play it but can't draw. >> words with friends. >> got it. coming up next al's book club with friends with recommendations to keep kids reading this summer but first these messages. [ sneezes ]
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pretty normal for 12-year-old miranda until she receives four mysterious notes that change her life forever. she sets out to solve the mystery and realizes whoever is leaving knows all about her, even things that haven't happened yet. rebecca stead is the author of "when you reach me" and are al's book club kids, sidney, jack, good to see you guys. on skype, a special guest reagan skyping in from kentucky. good morning to everybody. good to see you guys. good summer so far? >> yes. >> rebecca, this is just your second novel. you get the newbury, 2010 newbury meteorologist for most distinguished book for children. that's pretty special. >> that was an absolute thrill. >> what was that like. >> when you win the newbury medal they call you before 7:00 a.m. in the morning. this is january, so it's very dark. so i was in my apartment on the upper west side.
it was completely dark outside and the phone rang. it was the entire committee calling on speakerphone to tell me. and you know, i cried, of course. and woke up my kids. we all sort of hugged in the dark, pretty wonderful. >> let's get to our kids and find out what they want to know about this book. let's start with sidney. >> hi, i really enjoyed your book first. the concept of time travel is a focal point of the book. what type of research did you have to do to explain time travel theories to kids our age? and are there any resources you would recommend to kids interested in time travel? >> well, the kind of research i did was the fun kind. i did a lot of -- i've always loved time travel stories, since i was your age. whether it was ""star trek"" or "the terminator" or a movie or
any kind of story with time travel i just loved. so i really think that was how i did my research. it made me think about story potential, because time travel allows you to tell a pretty unusual suspenseful story. it also let's you think about a logic puzzle, makes you ask, how would this work exactly. it's incredibly complicated to think about. my editor often sent membership e-mails that said, i have a headache thinking about this. >> that's right. >> but i love that. >> really cool. >> let's talk to sarah. what's your question, sarah. >> good morning. your book written from the point of a 12-year-old child. were you trying to reach this audience or everybody in general? >> i would say i'm talking to 12 years old and 10 years old and 13 years old first. and then everybody else. i love that age.
it was a really special age for me, 12. it was the age at which i started to love reading and really love stories. >> a picture of you, cute. >> that is my sixth grade class picture. that is the time when i read "a wrinkle in time" which is a book, as you know, is miranda's favorite book. that kind of reading was for the first time incredibly transporting to me. >> i don't mean to interrupt but i want to get through all the kids. jack, what's your question. >> hi, mrs. stead. as miranda puts together more clues from the book, she becomes a nicer person. did you do this on purpose? >> yes, in a way. in my mind what's happening to miranda throughout the book, she's putting together this complicated puzzle but she's also learning her first assumptions about who people are are actually usually wrong. she starts out with assumptions
about who is the mean kid in her class and who is the smart kid and who is the scary guy. by the end of the story, basically every one of those assumptions is exploded. >> i want to try to get reagan in quickly. >> yes. >> reagan, quickly, your question. >> hi. i like the idea of miranda, collin and ann marie working at jimmy's. why did you have jimmy pay them in sand wisp and soda when miranda couldn't eat either of them. >> the answer is i had that same job when i was 12 years old. i work at a sandwich shop a block from my school every day and we were paid in sandwiches. >> nice. i wish i had that job. >> it was fun. >> all right. on a scale of one to five stars, our kids rated "when you reach me" five stars. very nice. congratulations. >> yeah. >> and our next book, one month to go to the opening ceremonies in london, it's "rush for the
this morning in "today's" kitchen delicious deserts. ice box cakes a cool way to offer a sweet treat without breaking too much of a sweat. editor of "cook's illustrated" magazine has two ice box recipes to share with us, one is an ice box pie. >> who is counting. >> this is probably my favorite desert, the lemon ice box cake. everything about this is lemon. >> that's why we're doing it. >> good. >> first of all, gelatin replaces eggs, you don't have to cook the filler. we want to get lemon in the crust, we use lemon sandwich
cookies. we put them in, add butter to it, two tablespoons, lemon zest and a tiny bit of salt. and you put in the glass ball. >> the food processor. >> that's the secret of this recipe. >> whatnot to do. >> do that and put it into a nine inch spring form pan, cook 350 for ten minutes and let it cool. >> excellent. what about the cake part. >> if you just add lemon juice, too sour, lemon zest chewy, so we use lemon occurred. make it three or four minutes, egg yolk, egg, butter, cream, lemon juice or buy wilton and sons. we did a taste test, our favorite brand. >> that's it easy. >> a quarter cup of that, cream cheese here. we also have, this is gelatin, which has been put in lemon juice. >> what does the gelatin do? >> it replaces the egg in terms
of making it set up. we have heavy cream as well. this the diet cake. >> exactly. >> a little bit of the curd as well. mix that up for two or three minutes and that's your filling. we're done. looks like this. >> all nice and fluffy. >> it's going to have to sit in the refrigerator a little time. >> how long in the freeze? >> at least three hours, better four or five hours. >> excellent. >> what you can do finally is very quickly put that in. >> beautiful. >> and then we have some more of that curd we reserved. what you can do is pour it like this. >> so good. >> i'll show you just one second. >> we've got like a minute left. >> draw it through like this. >> that's how you get this nice design we see here on the finished one. back here a raspberry chiffon pie. >> two cups of raspberries, cook them down, sugar, cup and a half
of sugar, pectin. we have visitors. hello. pectin. >> these like the gelatin. >> that's what's in fruit that holds it together. cook that down three or four minutes, strain it out. now you have this. a little bit in here for filling, cream cheese and heavy cream. >> the chiffon. >> then we add this as a base. >> he's so good, so fast. >> love it. >> deserts in seconds. my new book, deserts in seconds. >> eat them in milliseconds. >> beat this, chiffon and cream cheese. three layers. >> she coordinated her outfit to match the pie. we have to get in there and eat it. >> what happened to you
ga way. they arrested the man after he ran to a neighbor's home to call police. the murder was dropped between the two houses but they won't confirm what type of weapon it was. the name of the 51-year-old victim has not been released. this is the first homicide in orinda in about a decade. let's check the forecast. beautiful day, christina? >> it is just picture-perfect out there, 9:57, completely clear over san francisco, a great-looking day, a great beach day. tomorrow, more low cloud cover on the coastline, so enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. 70 san jose, 75, current temperatures, in sunnyvale. it is perfect out there. great day to hit the beach. stintton beach today at 75 degrees at 4:00 p.m. it's already mid-60s on the north bay coastline. 83 degrees in santa rosa, 82 for redwood city, and about 74 degrees nooechb santa cruz, so stinson beach in santa cruz, your two beaches of choice. lots of sunshine. tomorrow, temperatures tumble a touch and we bring them down for
the weekend. here's mike with the drive. we're looking at a tough drive. northbound 101, crawling still, feeds into the 20s from 237 all the way up to woodside. that's north of the split towards willow and dumbarton bridge. this is a very tough drive after a couple accidents, the latest at woodside involving a number of cars, minor injuries there, as well. we're looking at the southbound side of 880 slowing to the earlier accident right around forkin just off 808 causing the backup off of 92 and the san mateo bridge. once you're north of there, you're okay for the flow of traffic to the bay bridge. the east shore freeway continues to improve. speeds in the 20s or 30s. thank you very much, mike. thanks for joining us. [ male announcer ] every day, your car takes you to work, school, practice, dance class, shopping, and more. so do something nice for it. chevron with techron. care for your car.
hello, everybody. it's wines-day. wednesday june 27th and sometimes we don't know how we get on the air. >> remarkable. >> yeah. >> it was weird yesterday because there were some news reports that nora ephron who we've had on our show passed away. it was one of those things so jarring. there weren't many reports she was even ill. >> the first one i read was just the other day. she's so beloved.
everybody adores her and has a nora story. i read the paper and there it was. life is just so brief. she was only 71 years old and leaves behind a treasure-trove of wonderful films. we had her here at our show. >> that was probably, was it about a year ago? >> 2010. >> that long ago? >> she wrote a couple books. i love the book she wrote about i hate my neck and said at 43, your neck goes and stop fighting it. the other one was i've forgotten everything. she came and talked to us about that. >> she wrote about truth and wasn't afraid of truth. what was so great about nora, she had equal heart and smart. you always knew if her name was attached to a project, it would be worth whatever you paid for it. >> like "sleepless in seattle." >> and "you've got mail". >> another. >> and "when harry met sally." we'd love to show you a little
bit of that. >> we can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the wa way. >> that's not true. i have a number of men friends and there is no sex involved. >> yes, yes, yes! oh! oh! oh, god! oh! >> i'll have what she's having. >> it's you. >> me. >> i saw you in the street. >> are you annie? >> yes. >> you're annie? >> you've got mail. >> i would love to meet you. where? when? >> i want to watch them all over
again. >> i want to go see every one over again. you can. we send out our love and praise to her family. she was also the ex-wife of watergate journalist, carl bernstein. >> it's interesting. he apparently cheated on her with someone. >> wasn't it one of her dear friends. >> she wrote the movie "heartburn" with jack nicholson and meryl streep. and she wrote, a man can have sex with a venetian blind. >> you think that's funny, don't you? well, i've known a few that could. what's even funnier, the best kept secret of all time was who was deep throat in the watergate investigation. tell what she would do. >> she used to go on speaking engagements because she was so upset at her then ex-husband, she would blurt out the name, michael phelps. he was an fbi agent. >> she would blurt it out long before it became public and
couldn't understand why it didn't get any traction and kept saying it, what's called, getting back at you. >> anyway. >> we had some fun out on the plaza this morning. >> i was downstairs and i missed the whole thing. i was watching nia's new movie, "mckenna." >> we're having her on. >> channing tatum was outside promoting his movie "magic mike." suddenly out of nowhere -- look what was happening to ann. >> lord. >> watch this. >> watch the snake. and go. got to go. >> a flash mob emerged. and go. >> i missed everything down there. >> everybody's naked. >> you know what -- >> i saw a gazillion gym bags down there. now, i know. >> let's see if he takes something off. >> i want to see. go.
let's see. >> he's got great moves, though. >> go. >> he knew this was coming. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> he's got moves. uh-huh. >> and not too many. you don't want a guy with too good a moves. >> really? who says? >> no. you know how that can look? >> no. how? no. >> you know a guy that enjoys dancing a little too much? i'd rather have the guy that keeps it kind of low right near you. i don't want the one who's doing all that, do you? >> even if he's fat? >> stop it! >> hoda loves fat guys! >> because they make me feel sexier. you know what i'm talking about. >> gets tired of hearing that statement. >> we had joe manganiello on yesterday. >> we don't even care what his last name is. we love us some joe. >> let's watch a little of that because of this. ♪ >> oh, that's it?
that's it? >> there has to be more. >> we had our cast ready and everything. >> i was going to say, if you have some dollar bills, i've got some more moves. >> show us, big boy. >> it's very basic, only a few moves. there's the body -- >> he could have stayed all day and i don't think any of you would have cared either. >> the facebook fans went nuts over him. they were asked a question, would you go to a male strip club? >> right. >> 34% of the people said, yes. >> because that's the way our fans are. >> 19% said never and 47% said -- >> my mother and her friends. >> 47% said yes, but only if they all looked like joe. >> uh-huh. >> yeah, yeah. he's sweet, a sweet guy. >> a sweet guy. >> self-effacing, doesn't take his gorgeous self too seriously. >> can't stop looking or thinking about him. on the cover of the "new york post" today, there's a picture of the mayor's suv and in it is an entire
air-conditioning unit plugged in at city hall. >> hooked up to it. >> i guess it's a way to keep the car cool without keeping it running. >> there's a rule you can only keep your motor running three minutes, unless you're joe, you can keep it running as long as you want. he says it's saving tax dollars, it's cheaper and hooks it up and the major never knows whether he's going or leaving or anything. >> that looks -- >> it looks strange, bad. >> let's talk about noise makers. tennis. >> we're starting with that one? >> yeah. we're starting with that one. >> they want to stop the grunt. >> urgh! >> scary. you know when you're watching a tennis match and that happens. >> urgh! >> maria sharapova is a big offender. let's listen to her play a little tennis. >> see who's louder. >> ungh!
ungh! [ applause ] >> okay. they're sick of the grunting and apparently it's bugging people. the umpires want to hold hand health devices that will let you know the sound level on the court. martina nav ratilova said is th not a form of chooeting but -- >> psychological warfare that throws the person off. >> it is annoying when you hear that because you're waiting for. >> it do the women do it more than the men? >> why are they only banning the women from doing it? >> hmm. >> another problem. >> it's this generation of players. they're going to try to teach a whole new generation and where are they going to stop it. they said it would be grandfathered. wouldn't it be grandmothered? >> ungh! >> so maria can continue grunting. >> you know what i love more than grunts? >> oh, no, do it. ♪
>> it kills me every time. >> can't beat a good good -- >> don't say that word. i read this in the new jersey news and i screamed. this new jersey man has threatened another man with a gun for -- >> what happened. >> you say the word. >> no. sound effects. bleep bleep bleep. >> outside his home because it was so loud. >> so loud and so odorous, the police arrested a 72-year-old new jersey man for threatening to shoot his neighbor for barking in front of him. >> i guess the guy was so loud. he was 47 and he cut the cheese in front of the man and the guy said, i can't stand it anymore, oka okay. >> i'm going to kill you. >> he took out a revolver, .32 and threatened to put a hole in the head of the neighbor.
>> thank goodness he has been charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and making terrorist threats. >> terrorist threats, ridiculous. >> good news is he was released without bail. >> so he'll be back at it. >> oh, my gosh! i guess it was a chronic problem. it couldn't have been ju just -- we'll all forgive one. >> you know who we got a laugh out of. not just us, we got a laugh out of magic johnson. >> magic. >> magic is loving this program. >> oh, how do we do it day after day? >> we really don't know. all right. we have a big show for you coming up, don't we? >> magic is in the house. it's a happy house any time magic is in. >> a fun house. >> nia is here and brought a
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wedding as toula portokalos. >> these days nia is beyond the bride, a young mom playing a gymnast daughter who has a lot to learn and called "the american girl." take a look. >> i needed to get some balance in my life. i needed to be my own boss, be me! and also i needed to be there for you guys after school. i thought i could do it all on my own, be there for the twin, take you to practice, be home to make dinner. your grandma taught me something. know what that is? >> what? >> nothing wrong with needing a little help. >> ah! >> ah! >> i know, i know! >> i feel like an idiot. i know it's an american girl movie. i'm downstairs in the dressing room and all the dancing is
going on upstairs and i'm there crying watching you with little mckenna. >> i don't want to give anything away. good things happen. >> it's a great family film. that's what we're missing. >> that's what the series is. you can see the movie, nothing bad. grandma won't get taken away by an alien spaceship. >> you will learn something. >> the little girl will learn something very important. my children loved it growing up. >> and i want to be a hero to my daughter. >> it's not about being cool. >> i told her and -- that's my favorite! in a minute, it passes. >> how did this happen? >> i knew the producer, debra martin chase. we met at a party and like all things happen in hollywood, i'm doing a movie and there's a mom. >> you said yes before -- >> i really did. >> you know they did quality. >> i've never had a dead
co-star, you noticed. i tend to make out with guys way out of my league. >> that is ian playing the dad. >> it doesn't help he sleeps in an oxygen tent. >> yes. >> she is a great little actress. >> she is, very sweet. >> very expressive. >> she happens to look like the doll. remember when greg got the part. remember that! she actually really looks like the doll and can really act. i really started to have this relationship with her and had to keep telling myself, it's just a film, it's just a film. >> i have a friend who raised a child who's a brilliant brilliant gymnast and hours and hours they spent every waking moment in a gym. i said, how in the world during these matches, can you even look? they're little kids and they're
doing these death defying feet. did you almost feel like her mother? >> yes, i did. when they were doing the gymnastics, the camera was on me so often, the director had to say, nia, don't do this. just to drag my butt to a cardiobar class, a feat unto itself. these kids are spending eight hours in a gym. >> 10 years old? >> yeah. >> how old is your real life daughter? >> she's almost 7. she is the target market of "american girl" and the producers sent us a doll almost immediately. i never want her to think my job has benefits for her -- >> except in this case. >> we're so excited for her and for the film. >> great to see you again, sweetie. >> "american girl" comes out on dvd july the iii, airs right here on nbc on july the 14th, 8/7:00 central. magic gives us play-by-play about his new cable network.
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champion retired in 1991. it didn't mean life on the beach. he went on to have one of the most successful postgame careers of any athlete ever. >> from author and movie theater and baseball team owner, magic has another project under his belt. his wife, cookie just wants to keep him out of the house. a new television project launching on comcast, the owners of nbc universal. we all work for them in one way or another. >> isn't he such a light? >> he walks in and everybody smiles. >> tell us about this new channel that you're launching. >> what i'm doing is launching a network called aspire. a family program like the young lady you just had, family movies and we're talking about family programming for african americans. when we all grew up, we watched it with our family tv. we want to bring the family back to good entertainment and good
content. >> it gets harder and harder. >> and work with creative community of african americans and directors and producers and actors. everybody is excited. what's exciting we have great sponsor, coca-cola company, chrysler, walmart, they all came in and supported it. >> there's a tremendous need. will you have new programming or show movies already done? >> movies already done in the beginning. you have to do that in the beginning. >> right. >> but you will build towards all new stuff. >> original content. we'll build toward that and we're excited about what's going on. everybody is really excited about our new network launching. >> it will keep debbie allen working. we love debbie. >> my girl. >> no, she's my girl. we love her. >> what's great about you is you always find a way to make something unique. i remember when you were talking about you were opening starbucks in harlem and they were selling bis scott
biscot biscottis and you said, we don't like them so you turned it around. >> i do my research and homework and look for what can be sustainable and what can grow. aspirey aspire is one of those channels that can grow and we have a great partner in gmc that can help us. i always try to bring the best to the minority community. so next, i'm launching a debit card with one west and mastercard to help minorities with their money and understand so it's going to be called the magic card. these things are coming next. >> magic card. >> magic johnson. >> a huge problem in the african community with the family unit. >> that's right. >> anywhere somebody like you can make a difference there like bill cosby has been trying to do so long. >> no question. >> will you come join us and
show us a few? >> you two beautiful ladies, i will do that because cookie won't let me hold nobody else's hand but you two because she love you two. >> that cookie. >> what you want me to do now? frank always showed you the football, i know that. >> he showed me a lot of things. some of which should not be repeated on aspire. >> the main thing is make sure -- look. she's already ready. now, score! oh, one more! oh! >> right under it! >> nice. your turn, your turn. oh, you've got a great release. one more time, higher. >> excuse me, can i spin it? >> can you do that? >> i only have one skill. >> this rarely works. >> wait, it will work. >> even i can't spin. you're great! we will sign you up for the knicks or lakers, they both need help. >> great to see you.
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at the olympic trials in omaha, nebraska. did you see this last night? vollmer did more than just win the contest. she almost broke the world record during 100-meter butterfly event. coughlin is missing out on the games with a seventh-place finish. check out our exclusive olympics coverage on air and online. head over to nbcbayarea.com. you can sign up for news alerts on our local athletes and subscribe to the torch for the day's most talked-about olympics stories. we'll look at the forecast and the roads after the break.
welcome back. 10:28. temperatures are going to be comfortable for today. we'll drop off as of tomorrow. 77 degrees in fremont, 67 degrees today in san francisco. 80 in san rafael and 73 degrees, great beach day with completely clear conditions. we'll get to the changing conditions at 11:00. here's mike. 880 has been a bear for the last 45 minutes in the east bay. an accident earlier cleared a long time ago southbound 880 just south of decoto and the bridge there, but it has been slow from the san mateo bridge because of activity that remains on the shoulder. that should be cleared in the next few minutes, as well. recovery will continue. back to you. pays to have the fastrak. at 11:00, drugstores operating
drug toasting. we're back on this wines day wednesday. we're going to play our weekly trivia game called who knew. pregnancy seems to be a trend but not as glamorous as expecting kourtney kardashian and drew barrymore would have you believe. we will test your knowledge what to really expect. kathie is next door to hand out the 100 bucks to those who get the questions wrong and those who don't, kathie lee's cd. >> and you have three kids of your own? >> i have and i've been through these three things we're going to talk about. >> hoda, look who is here. you can't get away from them. this is steve and grace
elizabeth. can you go anywhere in new york without people stopping you? >> i don't know. >> she's been stopped a few times already. >> everybody wanted to thank you for dressing up so much to come on the "today" show today. did you think a lot about what you were going to wear? >> not really. >> if you haven't seen it -- great to have you all here. in the meantime, our first lady here is from tennessee. on average, how many dirty diapers will a parent of one child change in a year? >> 1,000. >> wrong. [ buzzer ]. >> the correct answer, 4,000. >> that lady was awfully optimistic. >> yes, she was. >> we're talking 320 diapers a month. 4,000 dirty poopy diapers. >> multiplied times your children. >> when is the most popular day to give birth? i don't know how you would know.
>> monday. >> i don't know what these answers are. [ buzzer ]. >> apparently you are wrong! >> she loves when people are wrong. >> the correct answer is tuesday. why tuesday? >> when you add in induced labors and scheduled c-section and natural birth over the weekend, sunday is the least likely to have a baby. i guess people want their weekends. >> from sara's beautiful home state of iowa, one of the best parts of being pregnant is being able to eat for two. how many extra calories per day are recommended for a woman pregnant with one child? >> 800. >> [ buzzer ]. >> that wasn't me. >> that wasn't her answer. >> that was not her answer. >> it was her answer! >> what is your answer, ma'am? you know it's not 800. >> 6. >> come on, 6, 3 or 1200?
>> 300. >> all right! >> she got it right. >> don't share it with her. >> that number is surprising to me. that's like a snickers bar. >> anonymous on moms.com are shocked by this number. it is more like an apple and something else and not a big mamac and fries. >> how much weight are you supposed to gain? approximately 25 pounds, depends where you are when you start. >> all right. >> she's from syracuse. the number of multiple births has been on the rise. in 2009, how many births were of multiples? >> 1 out of 30. >> good guess! >> good guess is right. >> it is women having babies later in life and ivf results in multiples. i've seen a lot more than when i
was a kid. >> me, too. >> kids grow at the fastest rate during which part of their lives? >> their first year. >> wow! >> pretty intelligent crowd today. >> they picked it up at the end. that's really it? the first year is when the growth spurt is. >> if children grew as much as in their first year, they would end up being 169 feet tall. it is a vast difference. >> i think we have time for one last one. >> from wisconsin, which of the following bodily changes occurs during pregnancy? don't look at me while you answer that. >> all of the above. >> she was looking at me. >> you get it all, the facial hair, drooling, leaky bladder. >> it is not always pretty, but you do great care, great nails, pregnancy glow and bigger boobs. >> nice. you can say boobs on our show. >> i think you encourage it.
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bringing you this every year. i will start with best cracker in show. go ahead and try one. a sweet potato cracker from the polka dot bakery in north carolina, the biggest producer of sweet potatoes in the united states. all natural. they use the whole sweet potato and it was baked and why it's best cracker. >> good for you. >> good for you. great family snack. you may recognize this root family brand from the shenandoah valley. single batch, small producers. momma zuma's revenge. you have the mash with the barbecue flavor. >> my god, that's hot! >> that's got kick. >> that's why i moved this -- >> you don't realize how thoughtful she is. >> this is an all natural tonic, fever-tree mediterranean tonic water and searched the deepest
parts of africa for the quine and added lemon. how good is that. >> it's absolutely delicious. thank you. >> one of the trends is we're seeing seeds in everything. you may know effy's crackers, the name for one of the founder's moms. they are the new body trends. the new pumpkinseed and sesame seed cracker with extra crunch. >> i love these. >> hostesses really know about this cracker. m . it's so good. also in the seed category, the american spoon mustard. >> is it spicy? >> first of all, it's like the caviar of mustard, whole seed black and yellow mustard, steeped in vinegar and michigan sparkling wine. >> my god. >> it explodes in your mouth like a caviar. >> i could eat 100 of these little guys right now. >> pigs in a blanket. that has a great toothy texture.
also in the seed category. is the made in brooklyn. the spoon abable caramel sauce. see the sesame in there? >> i want that. >> plenty with your name on it. this was made by a lady who used to make dog food and now makes caramel. >> i hope she doesn't get it confused. >> kathie lee, this is for you. bacon snookin. >> people are putting bake con into everything. >> have a bite. peggy shannon in cincinnati, trying to help cincinnati one sweet bite at a time, helping underprivileged kids with initiatives. >> good! >> i feel myself getting fat. >> we have the o, balsamic, the cheeses, the bell, seattle, boat street pickles, great as a chutney on the side. every product has a story. this was invented -- >> i'm going to write a song. >> at the berkeley business
school, the mushroom kit. you grow it on your counter, it's sustainable, fun, spritz it and for 10 days, gourmet mushrooms on your counter? . > .. >> take us to the end. >> finally, the award for the most outstanding product -- >> look how excited you are. >> the latest scoop ginger pair sorbet from berkeley, california, from the cable car delights company. >> it won best of everything. >> best of everything and also known for their packaging. you can see the luscious fruit and ginger right through the plastic packaging. >> it's darned fresh and delicious. >> it's light. >> like you, sissy. thank you. >> are you better off buying designer stuff oror -- buying t stock?
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now on today's money, we will answer your questions, stock or stuff. >> stop and ask yourself, if you had taken that same money to buy the latest coffee or handbag, and invested it in a company, would you have saved money? here to advise us is our correspondent sharon. often, we're throwing money away when we could be investing it wisely, right? >> we decided to take a look at things women buy all the time and decide whether or not it would have been better to buy stock in the company and held it for three years or kept the stuff in the closet. is it better to have bought something i know. that's what we tried to pick. we looked at prices from 2009 to last friday. that's past performance. full disclosure, i don't own any individual stock. >> nothing to do with the future. this is the past. >> let's start with stuff. >> starbucks. >> wait a second!
>> i didn't tell you how many. $100 worth for a month's worth of stuff. should you get the stuff or the stock? >> i know what i will say before you say. you go. >> i love the guy that owns starbucks. i would say stock. >> i would say stuff. >> you look at the leadership. you are right to look at the stock. that stock price is going up. >> who's right? >> i am. a smart man. >> a smart man. >> $359 today, that $100 investment. >> when you go to target, want a couple towels, instead you walk away with $100 of stuff. better to get the stuff or stock? >> i love target, too. i say stock. >> it is a great company. in fact, you would have made money if you bought that stock. $100 three years later. another thing they do, they offer dividends. that's part of the company's earnings. >> they're a great company. >> what's the next one? sn>> sneaksers.
>> i don't know. >> they're worth two pairs of sneakers. better to be in your closet? >> stuff. >> definitely better to keep the stuff. that company hasn't done so well. stock's gone down, keep the sneakers. love this coach bag, 300 bucks. three years ago, you bought the coach bag, love the coach bag. you still love the coach bag or should you have bought the stuff? >> should have bought michael coors. >> coach or stuff? >> i would say stuff. i like coach very much but- >> hoda, you are right. >> i haven't read anything about them. >> the stock has doubled in price. $300, $660 investment, that's what you would have today. >> good! >> everybody loves this apparel maker. >> lulu lemon. >> stock out the wa zoo. 900%. that stock is up 900% in three years. $100 investment, you have over 1,000 bucks. >> here's the thing.
she didn't invest any. >> i love it. >> you should be buying the stock. >> stock! >> that's the point. >> look who's winning in the stock market. >> good point. >> wakel? >> pardon? >> it's the largest bra and panty maker in japan. what do you think? >> stock. >> well, no, hoda, i have to tell you wrong. actually, the stock price has gone down and these bras last, i can attest to them, great bras, great company, for making the brass. >> why not? why isn't it doing well? it's a great product. >> because it's not traded that much here in this country because it is a japanese maker. >> we're at a tiebreaker. let's wrap this un. >> barnes & noble. >> barnes & noble. >> what do you think? >> definitely stuff. >> you're right. >> e-readers have taken over and
the stock has gone down. >> did hoda actually win? >> what did you win? >> hoda actually won. >> what did you win? >> nothing. >> all of the stuff! all of the stuff! >> i love the book. >> you don't love the coach bag? >> i love the coach bag. >> you are adorable. up next, how to create a little romance for an elegant picnic for just the two of you.
of the legendary restaurant. >> i love talk like that. how are you? >> for our picnic in the park, love begin is in the kitchen, ladi ladies. we will do a salmon, a wild alaskan salmon with a sesame crust. we will put a little salt and pepper on the salmon. >> wild salmon is more expensive and tastes better. >> the herbs are in season now. the salmon is in season. we will put the salmon and do the crust like this. you have that wonderful contrast between the crust and the salmon. i will take a little broth, a little vegetable broth and pour it halfway up. we don't want to wash off the sesames. bring that to a broil and we will put it in a 325 degree oven and bake it all the way through and take it out and let it cool right in that pan and cover it and refrigerate it.
then we will make our herb mayonnaise. i have a quarter of an acre herb garden. >> that must be heaven this time of year, too? >> i recommend the bottled mayonnaise just for safety's sake, we will have onions and parsley an water crest and we will have chives and tarragon. >> she's whipping up a storm. >> terrific. if you ever want a real job -- >> she does not want a real job. >> i don't blame her, i understand. >> which she is proving on a daily basis. >> lemon juice and one chopped egg and a little bit of cayenne to spice things up as if it isn't already spicy enough around here. that is our herbed mayonnaise, all fresh herbs. >> we will let that cook how long? >> 7 minutes at 425. we will come over here. >> look at the beautiful picnic basket. >> like a concert in the park where people have can dra lab
bras and champagne? >> it's just awesome. >> we have our herb mayonnaise. keep everything cold. it's important even though the bottle mayonnaise is shelf stable. we've added other ingredients. we will make a water crest orange salad. this is lemon -- >> lemon vinegar ret? >> no. orange and olive oil. orange juice and olive oil, salt and pepper. very very simple and delicious. >> all you need. >> what's in the dessert department at the end? >> hoda always wants to get to the dessert and we haven't had the main course. >> orange crusted tart. >> we have to mention your daughter happens to be a big deal on nbc. >> well, i don't know how big. >> come on in. >> sara is a little bit of afraid. come in, we'll try it. >> it's sensational.