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across the bay area to see it. >> you may have noticed that everyone here is wearing purple to support alzheimer's. support your purple today and have a great day. good morning good morning. firing back, ann romney takes a shot at fellow republicans critical of her husband and the way he's running his campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it, get in the ring. >> and president obama is put on defense about some of the things he did not accomplish in his first term. waiting games. american airlines passengers dealing with a surge in delays and cancelled flights, are pilots deliberately slowing things down over a labor dispute? and you've heard songs like this. ♪ even like this. ♪
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but never like this. ♪ an entire chorus and orchestra giving a musical makeover on the plaza, friday, september 21st, 2012. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on friday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i am willie geist in for matt. i am struck on the progression from cookie monster to classical orchestra. the conductor is over there. >> we have al. doesn't he put you in elevated mood? >> calling for more strings. >> they can't see you, al, but that's okay. >> they can't?
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>> later maybe we'll let you conduct. we will see it live, the whole performance. things are getting testy on the campaign trail. at a forum in miami, president obama acknowledged he couldn't change washington from the inside, and mitt romney was quick to pounce saying the president was throwing in the white flag of surrender on getting things done. we will get reaction from senior adviser to the president's re-election campaign coming in. iphone fans flocking to apple stores across the country to be among the first to own the newest version, savannah, jealous? look what i have. >> is that what it is? >> didn't have to wait online. it is very light, very cool. there's one feature people are already complaining about, it is not even out yet. >> they're already mad. what is it? >> we will tell you in a second. >> all right. just give me that. would you do this? look at this guy, 30 yards from
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the active volcano, that dare devil joins us, talks about what it took to capture those incredible images. we want to begin with politics this morning. president obama facing tough questions on the campaign trail as ann romney comes to the defense of her husband. nbc's peter alexander is in west palm beach, florida this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is a raining morning in west palm beach. florida is the biggest prize in the battleground states. it is no surprise mitt romney and president obama had duelling appearances. he tried to use the language he used for years ago as the candidate of change. it wasn't a dress rehearsal for next month's debates, president obama was in the hot spot in a spanish language tv forum in miami, taking a step back from hope and change.
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>> obviously the fact that we haven't been able to change the tone in washington is disappointing. i learned some lessons over the last four years. most important lesson is you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. >> reporter: across the state in sarasota, fired up mitt romney tried to capitalize on his remarks. >> the president today threw in the white flag of surrender again. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he can only change it from outside. we will give him that chance in november. he is going outside! >> reporter: for that to happen, romney may have to makeup significant ground in swing states. the latest nbc news "the wall street journal" marist poll shows he has a lead in wisconsin. and in iowa, romney is eight points behind, with less than seven weeks to go. in florida, the president was on the defensive for not living up
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to a 2008 campaign pledge to tackle immigration reform in his first year in office. >> you promise that, and a promise is a promise, and with all due respect, you didn't keep that promise. >> i am happy to take responsibility for the fact we didn't get it done, but i didn't make a promise i would get everything done 100% when i was elected as president. >> reporter: later when asked who is the real mitt romney, mr. obama took a swipe as his challenger, referencing the comments where romney wrote off 47% of americans. >> when you express an american that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: late thursday during an interview with radio iowa, mitt romney's wife attacked critics in the gop. >> stop it, this is hard, you want to try it, get in the ring. this is hard, and you know, it's
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an important thing that we're doing right now and it's an important election and it is time for all americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with mitt's qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country. >> reporter: we also know that both the president and mitt romney have been spending a lot of time, savannah, preparing for next month's debates. ann romney gave insight into one of her husband's tendency in debates, referring to debates in the primary. she said he would find her in the audience, he would look at her after each question, did i look okay, how did that sound. she loves that because obviously he cares so much. >> peter alexander, thank you. david axelrod, good to see you. >> good to see you. >> let's talk about this remark by the president that you can't change washington from the inside, you can only change it from the outside. recognizing he was trying to say
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it is good to get the american people involved in the process. at the same time, is this a president who's acknowledging the limits of his own political ability? >> savannah, you were in washington and you covered the president, so you know this is not a new statement on his part. what he said is exactly what you said and he said it in his remarks yesterday. he said in order to move washington and to move congress, you have to enlist the american people, and that's a lesson that he's learned over the four years. you know, that was the lesson he learned from the standoff on the debt ceiling last summer, and he has been making that point consistently. the fact that governor romney picked up on it and attacked him on it is one more example how he is cascading from one gratuitous attack to another and instead of talking about solutions to the problems we face. >> let's talk about immigration because at that forum yesterday, the president was pressed toughly by one of the moderators. he said i did not make a promise
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that i would get everything done 100% when i was elected as president when asked why there wasn't immigration reform in the first term. here is president obama in 2008. take a listen. >> we can't wait 20 years from now to do it, we can't wait ten years from now to do it, we need to do it by the end of my first term as president of the united states of america. and i will make it a top priority in my first year as president. >> so david, when the president says he didn't promise immigration reform as a priority, is he rewriting history a bit there? >> i don't think he said he didn't promise it as a priority, it was a priority, savannah. i was in a room in 2009 at the white house where he called together all the members of congress that supported immigration reform in the past, republicans and democrats, and he said let's lock arms and get this done, and every republican walked away because it became the policy of the republican party to walk away from immigration reform, so hopefully
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with the votes in november, people will say okay, let's come back to the table and get this done. but the president passed out of the house and out of the senate a dream act that was blocked by the minority of republicans in the senate on procedural grounds. he did move on the status of the dream act, the kids that were here, because their parents came here and through no fault of their own they got caught up in the immigration system. he did move on that. so there's no doubt that he has exercised leadership. now what we have to do as he said, engage the american people, move this congress along as well. >> finally, david, i have to ask you about something i noticed this last week on the campaign trail. it is a hand-to-hand combat situation, yet both campaigns seem to be trying to outdo each other with debating skills. a romney campaign spokesperson said president obama is the most gifted speaker in modern political history, it is hard to imagine anyone outscoring him in
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debate points. jim maceda said of romney he is quick, polished, ready with a punchy attack against the president. i guess the setting goes on with the debate, but what's going on, david. >> here is what we know. we know governor romney has been practicing for months. i think invasion of normandy took less preparation than he put into the debates. i expect he will be prepared, ready and strong in the debates and we have to be ready as well. >> sounds like you're trying to lower expectations for your guy. >> no, no, just telling you the facts, reporting the facts like you do on the "today" show. >> david axelrod, senior adviser to the reelect. >> thank you. if you tried flying american airlines in the past week, you may be among thousands of passengers that experienced maddening delays. all has to do with a labor dispute between american and its pilots union. nbc's tom costello is at reagan national airport. good morning.
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>> reporter: hi, willie, good morning to you. they have bankruptcy proceedings and imposed tough cuts on employees, pilots, mechanics. now they say pilot sick leave up 20% since a year ago and said the airlines, appears the pilots are imposing strict standards in flying by the books, running up minor technical issues like broken coffee pot and forcing mechanical delays. the pilots who fly for american deny there's any organized effort to slow down the airline, but delays have skyrocketed the past week, creating headaches for travelers. >> like i said, i am getting married, they are not making it easy for me. >> i am more concerned about my trip saturday to rome. has me a little freaked out. >> reporter: numbers are telling. last september, 82% of americans' flights were on time. this september, only 61% on time. even worse on time numbers this
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week, from 45% on time sunday to 37% monday, 45% tuesday, 54% wednesday, and more delays yesterday. american has already cancelled 300 flights and plans to cut more through october, going online to apologize to its customers. >> we understand how irritating and unfortunate this is in interrupting or delaying travel plans. we appreciate their patience and hope for their understanding. >> reporter: scott mccartney who writes "the wall street journal" middle seat column says passengers should back away from american. >> it isn't reliable, too many late flights, missed connections, too many people left stranded. >> reporter: and something else that could mean bad news for passengers. with american airlines in bankruptcy, us airways is pushing for a merger to take on united and delta. >> putting these together, you
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create a third airline to compete against the larger carrie carriers. good for consumers and employees. >> reporter: the country lost some of the oldest carriers. continental merged with united, northwest with delta, airtran with southwest. if us airways merges with american, it is possible, say experts, ticket prices could rise again. now, us airways denies that, says a merger would only create more options for passengers, but to pressure american airlines, us airways has already struck behind the scenes deals with american's labor unions that are better than what american has. you can see why american pilots may not be so happy. willie, back to you. >> tom costello in washington for us, thanks so much. a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning. u.s. troop surge in afghanistan is over as the last of the additional 33,000
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soldiers sent there in 2009 has now left the war zone. 68,000 u.s. troops remain in afghanistan. the white house is classifying the attack on the embassy in libya as a terrorist attack. president obama said extremists capitalized on outrage sparked by that anti-islam video. the incident is now under investigation but intelligence officials believe it was a planned attack in the guise of a protest. james holmes shaved off the orange hair. they are arguing over a notebook he sent to a psychiatrist before the shooting. a potential hostage in a downtown office complex. officials reportedly trying to negotiate with a man that
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carried a gun with two duffle bags with unknown contents. the space shuttle heads from edwards air force base to los angeles. a special flyover for mark kelly in tucson who looked on in amazement with congresswoman gabrielle giffords. and do you love honey boo boo and wish your child had a name like that? sugar bear and what's left for us? there's a nickname generator online. here is what they give us for savannah. shuga goober. willie geist, you're woo woo glitz, and the executive producer jim bell will be known as jinxy boo bear. all right.
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>> hold on, natalie, i have this going here. your nickname is. >> what? >> let's put that in. i can't get it. let's look, alaska -- just firing into seward and anchorage. five inches yesterday caused massive flooding. more today in torrential rains and wind. rest of the country expecting to see plenty of sunshine on the eastern seaboard, wet weather through southern florida. look for another warm day in the
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pacific northwest, not great newsnews for wildfire firefight and good morning to you. here's the view, san francisco looking out to the golden gate bridge, you can see the top of the tower there an mainly fog-free. that's good news. we're going to see the space shuttle atop the 747 at 1500 feet moving over the top of the golden gate bridge beginning from the 9:00 hour through 10:00, so tune in here to nbc bay area as we show you everything live. temperatures today 66 san francisco, 76 in san jose. mid-80s in our inland valleys. that's your latest weather. just came up, wrong again, bozo. >> we will make up our own. >> alley ro-ro. >> what was it?
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shuga goober. >> and woo woo glitz. >> i kind of like it. i take no offense to that at all. >> all right. goober out. big day is here for apple fans. iphone 5 comes out this morning. can you believe people are lined up at the apple stores across the country. nbc's diana alvarez with some of them in pasadena, california. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. this particular line stretches down the block and around the corner, but if you wanted to be first, you had to get here on tuesday evening. a small sacrifice, according to the apple fan club here. they say the iphone 5 is a game changer worth the wait. ♪ the ipod, the iphone, the ipad, anything new from apple inspires worldwide frenzy. now the latest rock star, the
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iphone 5 that has apple addicts lining up and pitching tents from singapore. >> i like everything from apple. >> reporter: to san francisco. >> good to be the first person to have something. >> reporter: a slimmer case, bigger screen, cutting edge apps, worth a seven day wait outside this manhattan apple store for joseph cruise. >> i think mostly everything on the phone, camera, length, front camera is hd. >> when you measure what happened, 2 million phones sold in 24 hours, that's crazy, double anything they've done before. >> reporter: many of those waiting in line hope to turn those phones into cash cows. ads are already popping up on ebay. then there are those being paid to wait. >> they're paying me $1500, i have been here since 10:00 a.m. monday morning. >> reporter: for true believers, you couldn't pay them enough to part with their new product.
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>> i really do want the phone, gotten every upgrade for the phone that came out since the beginning. >> every time something new from apple comes out, are you going to do it, kind of a tradition between the three of us. >> reporter: the kind of cult following most companies can only dream of. so what's the secret? tech experts say it is not what the products do, it is how they make you feel. >> you hold this phone in your hand. when you touch it, when you feel it, you feel like you're holding on to something that is the future, that is tomorrow. >> reporter: and for apple fans, it's never too early to enjoy the future. and good things come to those who wait. check it out. this is the golden ticket, this is what's going to get folks in line into the store and their hands on the iphone 5 in less than an hour to go. savannah, back to you. >> dianaal vee ar, thanks. here is an upclose look at the iphone 5.
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josh, this is the most exciting thing that happened? >> in the world? in history? >> you're the tech guy. >> i would say so. >> what is so great about it? it is lighter. >> it is lighter, it is thinner, has a larger screen, 4" instead of 3.5" on the last one. it is faster, faster data. >> hype worthy? >> definitely hype worthy. >> love you back? >> siri does a little. >> better than she was before? >> she's better than before, a lot due to faster cellular data. on the move, you get stuff down and up faster. >> ask you about a couple of quick things they're complaining about. plug in the bottom. apple calls it lightning, others call it a pain. >> you can see it has a 30 pin adapter. this is the lightning adapter and port, it will make you have to get an adapter for your accessories or buy new accessories. >> people are upset about the maps app.
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>> they made big changes to maps. used to be google maps. it has turn by turn directions, but you lose a lot of information and lose transit directions, points of interest. >> i read an entire city is in the ocean on this map. is it atlantis? >> there are weird visual glitches where you end up in decimated looking areas. >> greatest thing that's ever happened. >> in history. >> thanks, josh. just ahead, the man that dared to stand on the edge of an active volcano. we're going to talk to him. fi
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coming up the wife of a prison warden living with an escaped inmate who allegedly kidnapped her. was she a victim or in on it? >> and a new hot spot where you might least expect it. that's after your local news.
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it is 7:26 now, good morning. i'm marla tellez. police are cleaning up right now after an officer-involved shooting led to a protest that damaged san francisco's mission district police station. around 10:30 dozens of people gathered outside that station to protest a police shooting that happened earlier in the evening. they shouted at officers and vandalized the station, spray painting the word "killers" on the building, also breaking a window. the protest finally broke up just before midnight. there were no arrests. the protest was sparked by a police shooting near 14th street earlier. a plainclothes police officer shot a suspected gang member after they say that man pulled a gun. a loaded gun was in fact found at the scene. the man police shot is expected to survive.
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let's take a look at the forecast with rob who's in for christin christina. good morning. >> good morning. the coolest point of the day is 40 degrees this morning santa rosa, 52 san jose, 54 san francisco. the good news with the low clouds as "endeavour" and the 747 come into the bay area, clearing skies toward 10:00 this morning. 76 san jose, mid-80s inland, about 72 in oakland. even warmer tomorrow for our valleys as fall gets started tomorrow morning and a bit cooler to wrap up the weekend. maybe cooler but sunnier here. a live look at southbound 101 coming toward us. sun in your eyes, that's why we have the sunrise slowdown approaching university avenue. incident-free into the south bay. san jose shows you northbound routes with slowing typical for 101, and 280 coming out of downtown. 87, the park avenue off-ramp temporarily closed because a big rig is stalled. and the bay bridge, it will take
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more than 20 minutes for this to clear. this is your backup and there are those clouds that are burning off, the sun is coming through and we'll monitor the area watching those skies for the shuttle. stay with nbc bay area throughout the morning as we await the arrival of the shuttle "endeavour." it's scheduled to fly over the golden gates around 9:30. we'll bring that to you live when it happens during the "today" show. it's an historic moment you don't want to miss. you can find it online at where we will stream it live for you. stay with us all morning. it's 7:28. we'll be back at 7:56.
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am i close enough? i can't get any closer. >> that's pretty close. with you looking at remarcable video of a man standing on the edge of an active volcano just 30 yards from that 1,100-degree laugh ark. he'll join us to share more of those dramatic images and ask him that burning question, why do you do that straight ahead. 7:30 now on a friday morning. it's september 21st, 2012. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt. >> you won't believe how long he stood beside that lava. >> a different kind of guest. >> a different hot spot. would you spend the night on the town at your local applebee's.
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what the restaurant is doing some location, get out the glo sticks. time for a rave at applebees. >> see the flicker of a disco pal. >> they are having fun. and later the classical spin on "call me, maybe." a huge hit online. the entire chorus and orchestra are here, and they will perform it for us live on the plaza. and then are you the kind of person that strives for perfection? >> absolutely? >> really? not really. >> no, but it's the right thing to say. >> some people is trying to draw the perfect circle. >> oh. >> it's not that easy as we're seeing there. some say it can't be done, but his teacher, the other al standing next to him begs to differ. coming up, we'll meet the self-proclaimed world freehand circle drawing champion. >> at least you're smiling about it. he'll give us a little lesson. >> not even close, al, but good try. we begin this half hour with a story that's made worldwide headlines. the wife of a deputy prison warden found living with the escaped convict who allegedly
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abducted her more than ten years earlier. nbc's edie magnus is here with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: after what she said was more than a decade of abuse and a stint in prison herself, bobbi parker is back with her family and speaking for the first time trying to clear her name. >> for 11 years the woman's husband never gave up hope. >> reporter: in the spring of 2005 it was a sensational story. bobbi parker, the wife of a deputy prison warden, was found on a chicken farm in east texas with a convicted killer. the murder, randolph diald had escaped from the prison back in 1994 with bobbi parker in tow. >> he bound my wrists, he bound my ankles, and he beat me with his belt. it was a very severe beating, very severe. what i remember him saying is this is nothing compared to what the people that i know can and will do to you. >> bobbi parker said she was
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ripped from her husband and two daughters and that convicted killer randolph diall held her hostage for more than a decade. what did he say he would do if you tried to get away? >> he would either find me or my family, and he would harm them, kill them. >> reporter: she says diall terrorized and abused her, physically, emotionally and sexually. >> it degrades you. it embarrasses you. humiliates you. it messes with you mentally. >> reporter: bobbi says she was overjoyed when authorities finally captured diall and reunited her with her husband. >> you took her back, no questions asked. >> there was no taking her back. it was to go get her and bring her back home where she belonged. >> reporter: not everyone believed she was a kidnap victim. >> how could you be gone from your children for 11 years and never contact them? never make an attempt to get
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away. >> reporter: the d.a. believes bobbi fell in love with diall and ran off with him and charhe him escape from prison. you felt there was no law enforcement agent that would be able to help you out in >> i didn't feel that way. i knew the consequences of what would happen to me and my family, i just knew it. >> reporter: you're certain. >> i have no doubt and that's what people don't understand. i couldn't get past the fear within me, the voice within me >> reporter: case went to trial last summer, and a year ago today she was found guilty and sentenced to one year in prison. despite verdict bobbi's husband randy believes her completely. >> to her it was real, and i believe that to her it was real. >> reporter: bobbi is now out of prison, trying to clear her name, and overturn her conviction. >> it's like a nightmare that just doesn't end. >> reporter: and on monday the
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u.s. supreme court is expected to decide whether or not to take up an issue in bobbi's appeal. there's so much more to this story you really have to hear bobbi tell it herself so can you make a judgment about whether you think she was in on it or not. >> you can do that on a special edition of "dateline," the devil and bobbi parker. that's 10:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. central. edie magnus. thanks very much. >> now a check of the wet we are mr. roker. >> thank you very much. we told you last half hour with seward, alaska and how rough the weather has been there. take a will be at this video. pretty amazing stuff. see all this flooding, 5 inches of rain in a short period of time, turned roads into rivers making a real mess, and he have got more coming over the next 48 hours into early next week. so they are not out of the woods just yet. let's show you what's going on as far as your weekend is concerned. as we look ahead towards saturday, the northeast, weary going to be looking at a risk of strong storms, wet weather back
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into the eastern great lakes. sizzling in the southwest. and then on sunday, sunday, expect a few showers in northern new england. the heat continues through the southwest, and looking at mild conditions into the pacific and in san jose this morning we're seeing more high clouds as opposed to low clouds and fog an improving viewing conditions around the bay area as shuttle "endeavour" the 747 start to move into the bay area right around 9:30. live coverage here on nbc bay area. 66 today in san francisco, 72 in oakland, 76 san jose. you saw the mid-80s inland today. we're going to warm up even more tomorrow, even though fall gets under way tomorrow morning. upper 80s inland to start off the weekend and a few extra clouds and turning cooler early next week. that's your latest weather. tomorrow marks the start of fall, but we know fall's already started because it's time for another edition of sunday night
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"football night in america." this is a big one. we've got the patriots going out to the m & t bank stadium taking on the ravens. a replay of the afc championship last year. clear, cool, 58 to 62 degrees on sunday night "football night in america." >> thanks, al. i got the echo, too. that was exciting. when you think of late-night hot spots a restaurant that caters to the high chair set is preble low on your list but one chain is hoping to change that. janet shamlian is in texas to explain. got to hear that. >> reporter: no surprise in a tough economy that companies are looking for ways to keep the cash coming in, but is this too much of a stretch? a national chain of family restaurants on a big push to become your favorite late-night hot spot. ♪
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>> reporter: music is loud. the tap is open, and the dance floor is packed. ♪ >> reporter: it's almost midnight on a thursday in tampa, and the party is in full swing. but this is not your hard to get into just open nightclub of the moment. >> a pretty good vibe, i'm not going to lie. >> reporter: roll back a few hours and its alter ego is revealed. >> hi, how are you. welcome to applebee's. this is the statele of suburban dinners out. it's an applebee's. >> reporter: call it an extreme makeover. best known for a quick business lunch or family dinner with crayons and high chairs, it now tries to pass itself off as the hottest nightclub in your neighborhood. the chain's almost 2,000 locations are open to at least midnight, some to 2:00 a.m. hoping to lure late-nighters with food and drink specials and a party vibe.
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some even hosting theme night, ladies, luau and karaoke. what spurred the move into turning the restaurant into a club scene? >> well, we know that consumer behavior is changing, and in order for us to continue to thrive and be the successful brand that we are, we have to change with the times. ♪ >> reporter: chain won't release sales figures, but calls the rebranding profitable. >> your apps will be right out. >> reporter: this woman is a regular at dinner with her brother. she came back after hours to give the late night a try. >> came here after 10:00 on wednesday for a girls night. pretty good, i must say. i enjoy it >> reporter: transformation comes as the stroller-pushing crowd goes home. the crowd goes home, the lights kick up and a restaurant is reimagined. >> i would definitely come again. this is my second thursday in a
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row. >> reporter: they have been doing the late-night scene in florida for a while, but this is now the national rollout, and this will be the real test. savannah, back to you. >> all right, janet shamlian, thank you. coming up next, incredible video of a man standing on the edge of a spewing volcano. we're going to talk to him right after this. ♪ i'm on the edge of glory 100% juice blends are y with no added sugar. just one glass equals two servings of fruit. very "fruit-ritious." or try ocean spray light 50, with just 50 calories, a full serving of fruit, and no added sugar. with tasty flavors like cranberry pomegranate and cranberry concord grape, it's like a fruit stand in every bottle. [ splashing ] just, you know, demonstrating how we blend the fruits. ahem. try all our tasty ocean spray 100% and light 50 juices.
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start simple. start right. back now with a man who truly lived on the edge. geoff mackley is a news cameraman with a passion for extreme adventure and recently put both of his talents on display when he climbed into the middle of an active volcano, at one point standing just 30 yards above the bubbling, boiling lava. geoff is with us this morning.
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geoff, good morning. >> good morning, how are you? >> i'm doing well. let me ask you the obvious question right out of the gate. why? why do you put yourself so close to the lava? >> well, you know, in this day and age there are very few places you can go and things you can do where you can truly say wow, and i -- i've always had the catch phrase the greatest show on earth, and whether it's a volcano or being in a category 5 hurricane or chasing tornadoes, mother nature just puts on the most amazing show. there's very few places on earth that you can actually truly go and stand and say i am the only human to have ever stood here, and such was the case with this place, so it's just a first for adventure, to do something no one else has ever done. >> we know you got about 30 yards away from that bubbling, boiling lava. how do you get down there to begin with? >> well, getting to the side is
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incredibly dangerous. you're talking 1,200 feet vertical. if you stacked two chrysler buildings on top of each other, that was the commute to work each morning, and had you to dodge rocks gig enough to kill you that are moving at like, you know, terminal velocity past you every few minutes, hitting the road, damaging the road. it was dangerous. standing on top of the lava wasn't standing on top of the edge of that lava pit, was not actually that dangerous. getting to that point was just incredibly dangerous. >> we see in some of these pictures you look like you're in some sort of a heat suit. can you describe what it describes like physically to be that close. >> absolutely incredible. the first day that i got to the bottom, i didn't have the heat suit, and i just simply walked to the edge and managed to stand the heat for roughly six seconds before i had to cover my face and run back, but that special
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heat suit was designed by someone in the fire brigade in new zealand. we also teamed that up with a breathing apparatus, exactly the same as any fire brigade would use to enter a burning building, and that is so that you're breathing fresh air. if you took one gulp of the super heated air coming off that lava, it would kill you instantly. so i was able to stand there breathing, cool, fresh air from the breathing tanks and in that heat seat you felt like you were in an oven, but it was kind of a surreal experience. you could feel the waves blasting at you, and you felt totally protected. i was able to stay there for 40 minutes in the air on the breathing apparatus ran out and as any fireman knows, scream at me, and i stood there until it ran completely out of air. such was the amazing sight i was looking at and ran clear of the lava lake and took the breathing
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mask off. >> real quick, geoff. >> unforgettable. >> described your fascination with volcano hunting as something like a drug. i say this with the utmost respect. are you a little bit crazy, geoff? >> no, not a little bit crazy. i take calculated risks. i've been doing this for a long, long time. it's been a 15-year quest to get to the bottom of that pit, but no one else has ever achieved, it getting that close. i'm amazed no one has, but the pictures are exactly what i had in my mind. all along i knew that's what i would come away, and i'm totally blown away. and you're right. it is like a drug. you just keep coming back because it, to be standing there looking at moulten rock boiling like water, that close. nothing -- it's indescribable. >> the pictures are just stunning. geoff mackley, a man with very high insurance premiums, thank you very much gemp we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> up next, we'll try to match
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do you have a hidden state, reciting the state capitals in alphabet call order or tying a cherry stem into a knot. our next guest has a talent all his own. this math teacher can draw a perfect circle freehand. al, good morning to you. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> when did you discover this amazing talent? >> so like 20 years ago i was doing a unit on circles and drew a circle on a board and some kid said that's really good and i backed up and said, of course, that's good. i'm the world freehand circle drawing champion. >> you are the champion. >> tell me about the competition. are you the only entrant? >> check it out on youtube, a video of it. i happened to win the championship and the guy i was against in the final was a ring-maker so he made me a world freehand circle drawing champion.
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>> also drew a perfect circle. >> and your students call you big al. if you don't mind us calling us big al. do you get it perfect every time? are you consistent with it? >> most of the time. >> when the pressure is on hopefully. >> like right now. >> and there is some technique involved, right? >> there is technique. three techniques. got to pick a pivot point. if the board is really big, use yore shoulder or face it and do it that way. >> like a human protractor or compass. >> you got it. >> let's see it. >> performing under pressure. >> so performing under pressure. >> no pressure. >> the perfect circle. here we go. >> how do you know it's perfect? >> i don't know. the ends didn't quite tell. >> there's a circlometer that measures it. >> all right. >> can this still be taught. >> pick a pivot point. >> okay. >> rotate your arm around the pivot point and stay the same
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distance from the center so that's one technique or go with -- >> i got my eye on you. >> al's pretty good. >> i'm going to get you in thely. >> mine is awful. >> al's is pretty good. what about mine? >> are we declaring a champion? >> looks like an egg. >> what are you talking about? >> crying, sadness. >> all right, will. thank you so much. >> check it out. we should measure that. >> congratulations. >> from one al to another. >> lady gaga, what is she saying about her recent weight gain? [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain.
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good morning to you. it is 7:56. i'm marla tellez. the white house is set to announce plans this morning to put construction of california's bullet train on the fast track. earlier this week the federal government approved the plan to start building the first stretch of the high-speed rail system in the central valley. the first leg will run 65 miles from merced to fresno. now the white house is set to announce plans to expedite permits for the rest of the route through the central valley from madera to bakersfield. construction on the first part of the line is set to begin next year. okay, rob mayeda, you're tracking some chilly temperatures on this friday. >> quite cold. this is a sign we're getting closer to fall which starts tomorrow morning. 44 in santa rosa, 43 napa, low 50s san jose, 54 in oakland. where the low clouds are concerned, they continue to break up across the bay. you should have awesome viewing for the "endeavour" right around
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9:30 this morning. mid-80s inland, 60s for san francisco, mid-70s san jose. it looks like a warm start for our valleys for this weekend. mike. you know friday traffic looking pretty good on the golden gate bridge. look at that, sunshine just like rob talked about but both sides of the golden gate bridge i'm told those parking lots are filled now. also crissy field getting there. marin headlands is full. treasure island gets a break, that for folks wanting to see the shuttle. still slow southbound into the sun and will be distracted by the shuttle when is comes over between 9:00 and 10:00. also the san mateo bridge, the traffic will slow. be careful, guys. >> we invite you to stay with nbc bay area throughout the morning as we do await the arrival of the space shuttle "endeavour." we have a live look right now, i believe we do, live look. here we go, at the golden gate bridge. the marin headlands viewpoint here. the shuttle is expected to arrive -- to pass over golden gate about 9:30 this
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8:00 new on a beautiful friday morning. it's 91st day of september, 2012, and our crowd is enjoying what is the last official day of summer. >> yes. >> out in rockefeller plaza. feels a little like fall already. >> it does. >> good morning. i'm savannah guthrie with willie geist in for matt and al roker. coming up, everything you immediate to know for the weekend. >> got it covered. the big movie openings, the emmys this weekend. get you ready for that, and got the hottest trends in beauty and fashion, al roker. >> if you really, really want to impress your guests, you want to tailgate, not any kind of tailgating, you want high-tech tailgating, including a remote-controlled cooler that plays music.
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>> >> that is the height of laziness. i love it >> you know whales they have, a gas-powered blender, kid you not. wait until you see this stuff. >> and a high-tech camera. also ahead, "call me, maybe." all love the song. not heard it like this. maybe you have. gotten millions of hits on youtube. a chorus and orchestra will be here to play the beautiful rendition of "call me, maybe" live. al's been conducting it. >> that's it, and then they will do "gangnam style" which will be really amazing. ♪ and here's my number so call me maybe ♪ >> makes me so serene, i don't know if i can go on with this. ♪ so here's my number, call me maybe ♪ >> oh, but we must. >> i know. everyone is so peaceful and serene. we want to tell but something el else. >> carly rae jepsen.
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>> right up there. >> "ask away today." send us in your questions about anything. >> wow. >> and we are going to reach into the grab bag and answer them next week. i mean, ask whatever you want. >> this has a real high potential for disaster. >> high potential for disaster. i've read some of the letters. you guys are really weird, okay, we'll answer. >> so are we. >> so are we. looking forward to it. >> not so sure it's a pandora's box you want to open. >> most of this is reading them, pulling it out of the hat. >> let's send it inside to natalie at news desk. >> good morning again, willie, savannah and al. good morning, everyone. mitt romney is pouncing on a chance to use president obama's words against him. during a forum on spanish language tv on thursday the president said felony
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in texas. now let's head to wall street and cnbc's mary thompson at the new york stock exchange. mary, how is it looking like it will close out the week? >> reporter: have to wait and see. a lot of news coming out. people on walling street focused on a different apple this morning, natalie, that being apple stores. crowds lining up around apple stores around the world, the reason being, of course, the iphone 5 goes on sale today. it is expected to be apple's
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top-selling phone to date. some analysts say by the end of the weekend apple may have sold 10 million of those fans. back to you. >> all right. mary thompson, back to you. for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. lady gaga is talking about her new curvier figure. gaga says she's put on 25 pounds because of her dad's delicious cooking. he owns a new york city restaurant. gaga says i love eating pasta and pizza. i'm a new york italian girl. just a day after its release, one direction's new video for "live while you're young" is closing in on 2 million youtube views. check it out. ♪ and never, never, never stop for anyone ♪ ♪ and now let's live while we're young ♪ >> new single off their new album "take me home." sounds like a good one and political high seas means the return of "saturday night live's" weekend update thursday,
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and it opened last night with a spoof of secret mitt romney tapes, including one where he's a contestant on "cash cab." take a look. >> four seasons, please. >> are you in the cash cab. tv game show takes place right here in my taxi cab. all have you to do is answer questions. first question is worth $25. >> that's okay. we're not going to answer questions for a quarter. >> $25. >> right, which is a quarter of $100. any other type of quarter, don't understand? >> catch more of "snl"'s political standups next thursday and more on "saturday night live," of course, right here hon nbc. it is 8:05. let's go back outside to savannah and willie. >> all right, natalie, thanks. let's get a check of the weather with mr. roker from across the plaza. >> a lot of friends down here. where are you guys from? >> oklahoma. >> having a good time? >> yeah. >> your first trip. >> welcome to new york. nice to see you. let's see what we've got for
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you for today. pick city of the day just happens to be han lulu, hawaii. book him, dana. partly sunny, warm, 86 degrees, and as we look at today's weather, we're expecting to see lots of heat, texas into oklahoma for our young friend. 80s and 90s all the way up into the pacific northwest. 60s and 70s here in the east. look for wet weather through the ohio river valley. still, some pesky showers and thunderstorms down through southern florida. miami again getting dumped on. here is a view over sunol. mid-level clouds coming on through. temperatures will be warmer in places like sunol. temperatures in the 80s in sunol and livermore. 66 in san francisco. great visibility for space shuttle "endeavour." look at the temperatures, warmer
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and stop joint damage. so you can treat more than just the pain. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. tell your doctor if you have had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections or have symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough, or sores. you should not start humira if you have any kind of infection. ask your rheumatologist about humira, to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage before they stop you. we're back now at 810:00 with what's new, what's up, what's in? a whiff of the latest trends in hollywood, beauty and fashion to get you ready for the weekend. >> let's go.
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as always, three experts to help us out starting with what's new in entertainment news. the senior writer for "newsweek" and "the daily beast" joins us. hi. >> good morning. >> so we're going to the movies, what's coming out is. >> a good week to go to the movies. a lot of new movies. "end of wake." jake gyllenhaal's best performance since "bockback mountain." plays an l.a. cop who investigates a lot of grisly crimes. jake gyllenhaal spent five months preparing for this. he rode along with actual police officers and says he was even tased so he really prepared and totally pays off. a great movie. >> a clint eastwood movie, one he didn't direct. >> first time in almost 20 years he's in a movie he didn't direct. plays an aging baseball recruiter, a very classic family film. >> and if you're into scary movies, i'm not, too scared. >> you are? >> no. >> i went to "the house at the end of the street," jennifer lawrence, first movie since
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"hunger games." kind of like "silence of the lambs" for middle school schools. >> that sounds scary. >> intrigued but terrifying. >> tv, big weekend, the emmys. >> i think a lot of close categories. the one to watch is best drama. really close. if "mad men" wins, breaks the record. no tv drama has won five years in a rowe. they have won four times. it will have to compete against "breaking bad," "homeland" and your favorite "downtown abbey." i think that can pull off a price. >> it's fantastic. first images of the lifetime movie with lindsay lohan as elizabeth taylor. >> the images and trailers went this up week. looks kind of strange. a lot of sex and booze. she's a brunet. >> damn them with your faint praise. >> haven't seen it yet. comes out in november. people can watch for themselves. >> lindsay as liz taylor, i don't know. >> kind of looks the part, well, i don't know. music, the new judges on
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"american idol," talking about new judges potentially on "the voice." >> right. the new judges panel on "american idol" was announced, mariah carey, nicki minaj, keith urban and randy jackson is back. >> and speaking of a new judge from "the voice," christina aguilera. >> a new single out. >> going old christina. >> "your body," a great song, download it on your ipad. >> one tough customer. >> sometimes. >> we'll head over to willie now. >> savannah, do the best leg of this relay. what's up in entertaining planning a weekend get together? sarah gore is the house of nbc's "open house." good to see you. >> good to see you, too. >> i'm a fan of any food on a stick. what's here? >> everything that is old is new again, on a stick with bacon and booze. let's go. remember the push pops? this is cake. who needs a fork.
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so last season. red velvet cupcake things, actually cake and a gold edible star. >> just make the cake and push down and mold it in and pipe your frosting in and layer. do it with different colors, different kind of cakes. pie pops, the new things. >> pie on a stick. >> you can make them homemade. don't have the skills to make it homemade, little machines for everything, makes it in under four minutes. >> wow. >> these are the ones done in four minutes, a little less fancy, but how great are they. sweet or savory. >> these are under $20. >> what is this? what am i looking at? >> pizza in a cone. how fantastically tacky is this. tacky in the best way possible. roll the pizza up, get drippings all over yourself, nobody wants to do this especially when you're wearing a nice suit like you are, willie.
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pizza topping, you can do it more healthy, fill it with salad and pizza topping. >> looks beautiful, too. >> beautiful and take it on the go. >> if i'm watching the emmys this weekend, got to have popcorn. >> this is one of the best things, different price ranges, different sizes. this is about $50 on sale. glitteratti popcorn, nuts, cranberries, white chocolate and a little edible gold again. how pretty is that? >> eat the glitter, love it. >> glitter dust. >> and real quick on theen. make your own doughnuts. >> don't have to fry them. four minutes, under $30. bacon and booze, remember i talked about that before, apple cider doughnuts with bourbon maple glaze and bacon on top. >> bacon and booze, words to live by. >> right. >> thank you so much. here's natalie. >> and now what's in with beauty. jen fallic is an expert and beauty expert and you're rocking
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the bangs which is the trend. >> i'm rocking the trends, yours are real, mine are not. hot on the runway. don't have to make the commitment. >> it is a big commitment. >> daisy fuentes has lux hair wow. you can blend this with your hair. >> yours is identical and these are great and easy to use and bang stylers, so, for example, this manny little iron, you can charge it in your car and fix your bangs on the go. >> reworking some classic products. >> yeah. >> tell us what's new in beauty. >> beauty brands are getting smart. women have certain products they love so ysl, a foundation. laura mercier's best selling moisturize moisturizer and elizabeth arden, eight-hour cream, a distinct smell. >> great. >> a whole bunch of stuff.
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vasoline and in a mini for lips and now they have this for the whole face. >> fantastic. >> over here. beauty products that are new brands and some are going a little bit retro. >> big new launches this season. erin, so chic. want to throw everything out. >> such a beautiful palette. >> everything is amazing, rose-fragranced lotion, everything, and mack is coming out two weeks. >> i love it. >> oscar de la renta. >> andy warhol. >> give yourself a pop of color for the fall. >> and illuminators are the big thing as well. >> a big thing, after ski sort of blush. it's a silver icy eliminator, great on the inner corners of the eyes, cheek bones and just above the lips to make your lips
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living with moderate to semeans living with it could also mean living with joint damage. help relieve the pain and stop the damage with humira, adalimumab. for many adults with moderate to severe ra, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop joint damage. so you can treat more than just the pain. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. tell your doctor if you have had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections or have symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough, or sores. you should not start humira if you have any kind of infection. ask your rheumatologist about humira, to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage before they stop you.
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pack now with "today's tech." football season in high gear, and this morning we're taking your tailgate to the next level. mario armstrong is the digital lifestyle contributor. >> i'm doing great. >> i went to school in the s.e.c. so none of this is fake. >> the remote-controlled coolers, can carry up to 22 pounds, at hammacher sclemer. >> how lazy do we need to be? >> that's the closest we can get to r-22d2 bringing you a beer. >> this has an a.m./fm radio on it, listen to the game while you're out. these are college coolers which igloo, 15 different universities this. >> and people like to party at the tailgate. you need good quality sound.
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>> need good quality sound. this is from brookstone, really good for outdoors because it's water resistant, weather proof, really, really sturdy and different style jam boxes, small one you can do in your school colors which is really cool. you can kind of customize those and then the big jam box that i'm actually going to play. i want you to hear the quality of this sound. >> and you sync these up to your ipod. >> this is jim bell's -- the e.p. told me this is his favorite song to play for you. >> gang n"gangnam style." you guys know how to do it. >> that was last week. >> that's how you do tailgate. >> this is my favorite one, a gas-powered blender. how much power do we need to make a margarita? >> this is by tailgater zone. 22 cs, crank this up just like you're mowing your lawn and pour and blend the margaritas.
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>> what's happening here? >> a blacktop grill, affordable and collapsible, called blacktop 360. it can do warming and has an infrared grill, a whole lot of stuff already built in into one portable grill. >> cool. >> really easy unit. >> tailgater by dish. now we're getting serious. >> if you want to step up, this is a dish satellite that's actually portable. carry this satellite, put it on to your truck, a connector here in the back that just goes right to your dvr so all you have to do is get power to your dvr while you're out and about. 220 watt inverter, connected to the tv, and you are watching football outside. now this isn't any regular tv. this is a sunbright television so this guy is totally weather proof. never do this at home. we'll take you water and so you the tv, 32 inch, made in america. >> what are you doing? >> what are you doing? >> oh. >> right, exactly!
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you would never do that. >> sunbrite is made in the usa, awesome. goes up to a 65-inch screen >> you need to do a late-night infomercial, very impressive. >> and over here. >> this is a quickgoal person. collapse it and then have six of your friends grab a seat and great food and watch the game, and to plan the event, one of the favorite websites i like is, a website to plan your event and invite people to it, upload photos and have people come to your tailgate and hang out. >> the truth is, with all in th. >> amazing.
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good morning. 8:26. friday morning. the shuttle "endeavour" on the way to the bay area. it lifted off from the air force base in kearny county. it will fly up to sacramento before swinging down into san francisco where it will eventually fly by the golden gate bridge. look at the crowds already gathering in the marin area. after it passes golden gate bridge, it will head south to passover the research center at moffett field. we will broadcast the flyover live for you. we are expecting it to happen at 9:30, give or take.
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you can see it on the web site at a lot of fun there. let's check the morning commute as well. you are looking closer to the roadway. >> this is 880. people are not worried about the shuttle now because of the back up. this is the back up approaches the coliseum close to 23rd. that is the slamdown. 580 is clearer. thank you. join us as we track the shuttle's flight this morning. [ fingers tapping ]
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♪ ♪ this is crazy here's my number so call me maybe ♪ ♪ here's my number so call me maybe ♪ >> 8:30 on friday morning, 21st of september, 2012. good morning to everybody on the
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plaza. maybe you'll recognize that song in a bit. >> a little familiar. >> took me a while to get it. >> we heard a lot of tributes, a lot of knock-offs to "call me maybe." we think we have the best one for you. the entire chorus out of connecticut is is going to perform for us live. >> beautiful. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie along side willie geist in for matt. when you think of cheer leading, you think of science? maybe not necessarily. but actually, one group is out to show that there is science involved. and there is a lot more in their pom pons and pyramids and they are using all of their sport to hopefully teach kids about it. >> classic music and cheerleaders. only on "today." >> big show for you. >> what else? >> we're going to show you and help you break some of the not
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so great habits your kids may have picked up over the summer. >> first we want to say hello to maggie gyllenhaal who stars about a determined mothers who want to do something about their kids schools. good to see you. i read that in this portrayal you wanted to convey a real mom, not a perfect mom. tell me about that. >> well, the person i play in the movie ends up being kind of a hero, you know. she really does risk everything for her daughter's education and i wanted -- i guess i wanted people who saw it to feel like they could make that kind of change too. if you make her like this perfect mom which is as far as i can tell not something that's possible to be, then you have people feel like i can't do this. but yeah, i wanted her to be flawed in the ways that you know, we're all flawed. and still be able to do something incredible. >> you have two kids, all of us who have children know that
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feeling of fighting, wanting the very best. how much of your motherhood do you bring to the role? >> well, i think once you're a mom there are like these secret things that you know. you know how to -- you know in your pocket you'll find like a bag of cheerios or things, little secrets that you wouldn't know otherwise. things go in. and i'm sure all of those things are in there. also, yeah, this way that you can fight for something that i think you otherwise wouldn't have known. like a whole spectrum of feelings that i just didn't have until i had my girls. >> in fact, your character says you hear about the moms who flip one-ton trucks off their babies, they are nothing. >> the woman i play is almost like a child herself. she's like a kid who -- like unstoppable in the way a child is. as we get older we say i don't know if i can do that, i don't know. but she has this kind of naivete
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that i think only children have. in a way i was almost playing a kid who is the mother of a kid. >> sounds great. don't back down opens snex friday and we're going to have a special screening this sunday at the new york public library with the kickoff of nbc's education nation. thanks for stopping by. congratulations. mr. roker checking the weather. >> let's see what we've got. start of off. we'll see color in the northeast, also in the upper mississippi river valley and near peak conditions in the central rockies. tomorrow, a risk of strong storms, not great in the northeast. a lot of sizzling weather in the southwest. sunday, sunday, looking at showers in northern new england, mild in the pacific northwest, the heat continues down to the southeast, mild along southeast atlantic and plenty of sunshine and heat continuing in the here's a live view.
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this is the golden gate bridge. the top of the tour is 746 feet. space shuttle "endeavour" on the way. we will watch the flight level at 1,500 feet. visibility has cleared. the weather cooperating. outstanding news for visibility. 60 in san francisco. low 70s in oakland. mid-70s in san jose today. >> and a first for our program we have willie geist, but first, let's say hello to willy scott. >> how sweet it is to be at the national cathedral in washington. it is so pretty. you got to come visit. many people do. take a look at our birthday buddies. nice birthday party, this is alice simpson of florida who is 100 years old. she is always had a great attitude and had ronald reagan for lunch one day, on the grill, not ronald, the lunch.
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okay. louise ricks, 100 years old today. she likes to go shopping and buy clothes. who doesn't. happy birthday. lionel ferbos from new orleans, louisiana, jazz musician and he's 101 and works every week. loves to play. clara schenn, san francisco. 100 years old. was a model for fashion magazines in the '40s and loves to play the piano. and vincent topper is 100 years old. a catholic priest for more than 70 years. beatrice ramirez of utah, 104 years old today. and she loves to sew and has many beautiful dresses to show for it. that's it. that's all from your nation's
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capital. now back to the hudson. >> thank you very much. coming up next live on the maza, a classical take on "call me maybe." hit "call me, maybe" like you've never heard it before here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one a only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios
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well, carly rae jepsen's hit "call me, maybe" was the breakout sensation of the summer with many tributes and parodies to count, everyone from the u.s. olympic team to cookie monster and kathie lee and hoda and all of us, too. this is a classical version from the three penny orchestra. welcome. >> thank you. >> colin, this was your big idea what. about this song made you any it has to be done in classical form? >> such an infectious form. we couldn't get away from it on the airwaves, but it's such a
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song that makes you so happy. >> you put out call for musicians and really got high-caliber musicians. >> most of the people here are affiliated with the yale university and hart school and a bunch of other colleges and churches in concoverage all volunteered their time and came out to record it. >> how hard is this to pull off? >> actually only took us about an hour and a half to do total. it was labor day and we said let's do something fun and a little bit different from our professional lives as musicians. >> this isn't bach, in other words? >> it isn't bach but love bach as much as jepsen. way to get together with friends on labor day. >> trying to get people interested in classical music in. >> if it makes people listen that doesn't usually, that's great and wonderful. >> do more for charity. >> maybe "gangnam style." >> of course. >> without further adieu, we'll let you take it away.
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♪ you talk your tame with the call ♪ ♪ i tack my call with the fall and you gave me nothing at all ♪ ♪ i big, borrowed and steal ♪ i didn't know i was dealing ♪ but it's in my way ♪ your stare was hold be ♪ ripped jeans, skin was showing ♪ ♪ hot night, wind was blowing ♪ where you think you're going, baby ♪ ♪ hey, i just met you ♪ and this is crazy ♪ but here's my number, so call me, maybe ♪ ♪ it's hard to look right at you baby ♪ ♪ but here's my number, so call me maybe ♪ ♪ hey, i just met you and this is crazy ♪ but here's my number so call me,
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maybe ♪ ♪ and all the other boys try to chase me ♪ ♪ but here's my number, so call me, maybe ♪ ♪ and this is so bad, and this is so bad ♪ snoetd bad, bad, bad ♪ ♪ it's hard to look right at you, baby ♪ but here's my number, so call me maybe ♪ ♪ hey, i just met you, and this is crazy ♪ ♪ but here's my number, so call me, maybe ♪ ♪ and all the other base try to chase me ♪ ♪ but here's my number, so call me, maybe ♪ ♪ before you came into my life i missed you so bad ♪ ♪ i missed you so bad ♪ i missed you so, so bad ♪ before you came into my life i missed you so bad ♪ ♪ i missed you so bad snoed
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♪ i missed you so, so bad ♪ so call me, maybe >> way to go. the orchestra with a little help from your friends. a lot of lipstick on this little trumpet. thank you so much. and we're back with some exciting fall geth aways right after this. >> great job, guys. i'll get a build your own burger with something cheesy...
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but not just cheese - mac and cheese. then i wanna add some oomph. and... top it off with a little kick. and... napkins. it's build your own burger. now at denny's. we are back at 8:45. this morning we're taking off a new series celebrating l.a. vida latina. natalie is here with us. >> spent any time watching commercials recently, you probably noticed a striking trend. sophia. >> been looking for you all
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night. >> thank you. >> salma and eva. madison avenue advertisers have fallen for these latina ladies. their faces are everywhere selling all-american products. >> thank you. >> from milk, to makeup. >> get gorgeous lips, not once, but twice. >> to shampoo. >> tried me to try this pantene. >> why with reseeing so much of sophia, salma hayek and j. lo in ads these days? >> seeing gorgeous women in ads because they follow the dollars. they follow the audience. >> and that hispanic audience in america, made up of more than 50 million, is watching and spending. >> the latino consumer has a buying power of $1 trillion. that's a trillion with a "t" so the u.s. spanish population was
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its own country, it would be one of the top richest economies in the world. >> that says it right there. when you talk about the upscale hispanic households, the numbers have more than doubled. roughly 3 million households are making upwards of $75,000 a year >> i think that latinos are the new baby boomers, and what i mean by that is that they are the ones who are striving for the american dream. >> they are the ones who want to sent their kids to college, buying cars and homes because it's the american dream reborn. >> women like jennifer lopez, the puerto rican bronx-born beaute set ultimate example of latinos living the american dream. >> these are women who are setting new standards when it comes to beauty. these are new role models. women want to be like them. men love looking at them. the perfect combination for any company going out there to sell a product. >> the word is crossover. these women are the equivalent of bill cosby in the early '80s.
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first crossover, yes, an african-american, but had a tremendous appeal to a white audience. >> pretty good. >> breakfast. come drink your meal. >> so salma hayek and the got milk ad, that not only has crossover appeal and you're hitting the target. so there's bang for a buck. >> if she wasn't right for the broad audience, she wouldn't be in there. what else do you know about sophia vagera in a super bowl ad. if you talk to young people in their 20s and 30s, they are going i love her. if you are a latino and you're looking and go, wow, that's one of us. if you're white you go that's one of us also, and that's the great thing. >> and for much more on hispanic
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heritage month including pionee pioneers, change in the klatina country, head to the website. >> i hear that there's an incredible gazpacho recipe on the site. >> yeah, my recipe, very easy. >> thanks very much. up next, a group of cheerleaders getting kids excited about science, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:51. a recent federal report found one-third of eighth graders lack basic science skills, and girls lag behind boys. "today's" jenna wolf found a group using a popular group to change somewhat. >> you don't need an advanced degree in rocket science or do you? here rocket science is not encouraged but also required. >> by night she's a dancer for the sacramento kings. by day this professional cheerleader surrounds herself by science
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science. >> who cares if i'm a cheerleader. it's fun. >> wendy belongs to a rapidly growing number of women in the country known as science cheerleader. they perform during nba, nfl and other pro sports teams while also pursuing a career in the advanced sciences. here at the usa science and engineering festival in washington, d.c., wendy and a team of former and current pro cheerleaders are out of their lab coats and in their dancewear to promote, well, science. among this group, there's a clinical psychologist, a dentist and a phlebotomist. this co-captain is with the washington redskins cheerleader and she just got her degree in cellular molecular management. >> sounds more difficult than it is. >> reporter: several science cheerleaders dance for the washington wizards.
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suzan is an engineer at exxon mobile and devin is an i.t. specialist and lauren is a financial anly. what's the financial analyst? better let her explain >> i work on, you know, base platform programs and advanced concepting technology. >> reporter: darlene, a former cheerleader for the 76ers, founded the group to get the general public rethinking the image of scientists. >> we know from the national science foundation, an overwhelming majority drew the woman scientist as sad and lonely, and they are anything but sad and lonely looking female scientists, so i think that's part of the draw is just the surprise factor. >> reporter: women make up almost half of the u.s. work force, but a whole less than a quarter of all science, technology and engineering and math jobs. that's why cheerleaders want to put the kibosh on the idea of nerdy, lonely female scientists. >> it doesn't make me feel good that kids that young are buying into that stereotype because it's definitely not true.
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>> reporter: when we caught up with these cheerleaders they were working on a record-breaking project, leading schools across the country in a cheer strong enough for the u.s. geological survey to measure. >> give me a "t." >> reporter: so it didn't quite measure on the richter scale did enroll almost 75 schools in a long-term government project to monitor earthquakes. while they all clearly have passion for science, they also have a little patience with me. give me one formula. >> any of those. >> reporter: what she said. i trust you. right now -- still don't know what she said. right now there's 200 former and current professional cheerleaders registered with the science cheerleaders site. to find out with some science research you don't need a degree to help out, head to
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exponentially smarter than i will. >> big cheer for intelligence. >> big-time degrees. >> a new way to help kids break their habits, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we are just about a half hour away from space shuttle "endeavour's" flight over the area. it got in the air at 8:00 a.m. from edwards air force base. we have a live look at the field where the crowds are gathering just to catch a glimpse of the shuttle. should be spectacular. we're tracking the progress and
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break in to bring you live coverage here on nbc and online at in the meantime, let's get a look at the forecast. the fog will not hinder our view? the clear skies there. that is great news. visibility has improved. it looks like we will see a warmer start to the weekend for inland valleys. another update at 9:25.
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back now with more of "today" on this friday morning, the 21st of september, 2012. fall is in the air. it officially begins tomorrow morning. is that correct? >> 10:39 a.m. >> really, 10:48 would be more convenient. >> you can sleep in, get a little work done, read the paper and then fall is there. >> fall will be there at 10:49. i'm savannah guthrie and willie geist in for matt and al roker. are robert pattinson and kristen stewart really getting back together >> i hope so. >> when will we have answers? >> america wants to know, and who will walk away with emmy statues this weekend.
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fierce competition among us. all have different opinions. >> yes, we do. >> talk about that in different minutes. >> and the great escape. fall is here as al said. if you want to go out and look at leaves, maybe that's your thing. easy weekend getaways, head to a sunny beach before it gets too cold. some affordable ideas for you. >> and some parenthood frustrations. your kids may have annoying or even embarrassing habits. how to break them before they become a little too engrained. of course, kids probably think we have some embarrassing habits. >> tell al about what happened with your daughter. >> sure. >> back-to-school night last night, kindergartner. every morning they go up to the board, a smart board where can you touch the screen. >> sure. >> to learn the day's weather what. comes up, a huge picture of al roker. >> wow. >> the little kid and touch the face of al and the forecast comes up and the teacher says go touch our friend al. >> excuse me. i think it's time to check in with natalie morales. >> miss morales over at the news desk. >> that's a good one. good morning, everyone.
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the campaign trail hits two battleground states today. president obama heads to a rally in virginia while republican candidate mitt romney fund-raises in nevada, this as romney says the president was conceding failure when he remarked that washington can't be changed from the inside. the obama campaign responded by noting that romney made nearly identical comments back in 2007 when he also said washington must be changed from the outside. american airlines customers are dealing with an increase in cancelled and delayed flights. the nation's third largest carrier blames the problems on pilots calling in sick and crew members filing maintenance requests. the pilots union, however, blames company mismanagement and old aircraft. american has cut jobs and benefits it is a reorganizes under bankruptcy protection. the payoff has arrived this morning for iphone fans around the world who waited patiently outside apple stores for the new iphone 5 to go on sale. millions have already been ordered online. well, despite some well
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publicized glitches with the mapping software, apple is expected to ship 10 million iphone 5s by the end of the month. new york city police have released hotel surveillance video of the incident that led to lindsay lohan's arrest on a hit-and-run charge. lohan was driving her suv on a parking ramp when she apparently hit a bystander. her spokesman said this incident appeared to be much ado about nothing. fiona apple is released on bail after spending the night in jail on a drug stop. police found small amounts of marijuana and hashish and apple admitted they were hearse on a checkpoint stop. scarlet joe honsen is returning to broadway and will star as maggie in tennessee williams "cat on a hot tin roof," the role elizabeth taylor played. she won a tony award for her broadway debut in arthur
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miller's "a view from a bridge" a few weeks ago. this is some pig. this goat got stuck in a lake and struggled in the water. good thing he had a friend in a little piglet who came paddling in to bail his buddy out. isn't that adorable? the video, as can you imagine, is going viral on youtube. and a bonus viral animal video for you on this friday. this chameleon knows how to flight flu season. got to wash those hands, as strangely cute as this would be, maybe impressive if he used soap. wash those hands and get rid of the cold germs. maybe he has a little ocd. >> a bunch of us are still back on the pig video because -- because there is a punch line. don't eat a pig like that all at once. >> oh, oh.
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okay. >> i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs. let's see what's going on as far as your weather. we are looking at some showers down through southern florida. wet weather also in the upper great lakes. we expect a beautiful day out in the pacific northwest, though air stagnation advisories for the pacific northwest. the sunshine and heat conditions in the southwest. that's what's going on a postcard in the making. clear skies around the golden gate bridge. the shuttle will make its way our way around 9:30. the patchy clouds have cleared. temperatures in the 60s in san francisco. mid-70s in san jose. 80s for the inland valleys today. time now for today's "take
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3" where the three of us, al, natalie and i give our take on the stories that catch our attention and yours and offering his two cents of the day, willie geist. >> hoping were you going to come around and touch my head so i can do the weather. >> does it work? >> we'll let that be. like a sitting in a ray moore and flanagan living room. >> you can join us any time. >> what are we talking about? >> talking about first, i'm a jersey girl, and you may have heard there's new rule in new jersey coming to get your driver's license, can't smile anymore. >> kind of like the passport. >> like they are legislating an ugly photo. >> well, i think they say because it kint fear with the new facial recognition software. they are a picture of my driver's license. all smiles after waiting four hours to take written test which i barely passed, and, of course -- >> enough about you. >> i was smiling. >> you look cute in that photo.
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>> i'll have to change that. >> and there's al's smile. >> you're smiling, too. >> that was right as i got arrested. >> what, me worried? >> what about you, will? >> a tough guy look right there. >> wow. >> they never tell you quite when they are snapping it. you're standing there and all of a sudden it's over. >> like a prep school guy gone bad. >> do the prep school thing. >> this is savannah. >> what the heck, who is that? >> that picture is from -- it's from the -- well -- >> from a video game. >> it's from the '90s, look at the expiration on my arizona driver's license. can you do a close-up. it's 2036. >> that's what you're supposed to look like then. >> they don't care. they don't want to see you until you're 65. >> wow. >> way to go, arizona. >> arizona, that is a great state. come to the dmv once in your life. >> perfect. >> savannah guthrie, the gothic years. >> kind of hideous. >> next the iphone 5, natalie
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and i were talking about it this morning. i think there's a gender divide. all the guys in my life are getting it today. >> okay. how many are there? >> well, like you, you. i was thinking of you. >> i'm not getting in line. i'll wait for things to calm down. >> but you've order it had. >> yeah. >> exactly. >> willie doesn't even have an iphone yet. >> i have problem with the typing, and i know people have said you'll work through it. >> i do, too. >> i may cave on this one and go get one but i won't wait in line. >> matt's getting his today. getting an iphone 5. >> it is a strange, like an adult cabbage patch kids phenomenon, have to have it right now. 40 years old. settle down. >> i'm going to way. my iphone is even cracked, and i'm like, maybe i should go get one. >> sure. >> eventually. >> i'll work until they work out that map kink. >> the map kink. >> come back to us, exactly.
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>> emmy awards this week. >> yeah. >> excited about this. >> this is pretty exciting. >> 15th annual. >> all have different predictions. >> savannah and i watch the same shows. soul sisters. >> in television watching. >> i hooked you on "downtown abb abby". >> "uptown abby" where things get bad. have an accent but it ain't english. >> this is a little different. >> our predictions. >> my pick, i've got for comedy series, "modern family," lead actor in a drama series jon hamm, lead actor in a comedy series. >> never won, jon hamm. >> and drama, i'm going for "downton abby." >> i'm also going with that for the drama series. i think i picked for the lead
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actor, going with hugh bonville, though a lot of people aren't giving it to him, but i love that show, and then for -- well, what else, savannah? >> "downton abbey." i like michelle dockery in "mad men." i love claire danes. >> aren't they in the same category? >> i think claire danes. >> shouldn't you choose one. >> picked three out of the five. so i'm going to win probably one way or the other. >> you can't pick three out of five. >> you said who do you like? i love them all. everyone gets a trophy. >> full disclosure, i haven't seen a lot of shows, but i do watch a lot of "mad men." >> you go to bed at 7:00. >> "breaking bad" is a great show. >> a comedy series. >> i'm a sucker for larry david. i don't think he'll win, but i hope he will. >> he'll get nominated for his role as sister mary mangele in
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"three stooges." >> and i have to give it to amy poehler. >> voted for her in "parks and rec." >> tina fey. >> if she wins, fifth time. >> tough competition in the female category i think. >> our next topic is melting. >> let's get right to it. >> different kinds of ice cream. >> what are these crazy flavors? >> mr. softy, wow. i've got to get outside. hold on. >> so these are limited editions only, right? >> what do we have here. >> ben & jerry's cannoli ice cream which has the cream filling. >> okay. >> let's try it. >> oh, my gosh. >> don't you love your job? >> just to eat ice cream. >> especially when it drips all over you. >> what's this orange one? >> that's pumpkin. >> oh, your favorite. >> pumpkin. >> get in there. >> i'm going to kill you. >> thas that is really good. the can a knolly is good.
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>> we have carrot cake. >> i love cared cake. >> with blue bunny. >> cream cheese frosting swirled in. >> this whoopee pie, is where it's the. >> i thought this was whoopi goldberg. >> whoopie pie. >> isn't that your honey boo boo number? >> sugar goober. >> what's the verdict, what do we like? >> i like the whoopie. >> the whoopie pie wins. >> don't do this on "morning joe." >> no budget for ice cream. >> we actually do get dressed for work on our show. >> oh, come on. >> al. >> he's on fire today. >> en fuego. >> coming up next, behind the hottest hollywood headlines right after this. ♪
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this morning on "pop goes "today,"" a round of of all new things noteworthy in hollywood. >> good morning, natalie. >> let's kick it off with our weekly celebrity "say what?" you put me to the guessing game and have to figure out who said what. >> definitely not the life we had planned for ourselves in that way. it's great in a whole different way, like the garth brooks songs, "thank god for unanswered prayers." was it adele, giuliana rancic or matt damon. >> i'm thinking maybe giuliana rancic. >> i got you this week. >> got me last week, too.
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>> matt damon. >> he was speaking at the family reach foundation which benefits cancer and i asked him about families suffering through cancer. i asked him about his friendship with ben affleck who pout a house next door. so funny. been friends for 25 years, to see us now with our little girls playing barbie, princess dressup. >> so cute. >> these guys are happy. >> great, great, great. second shot, see if i can redeem myself. both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are. so, you know, we've got a little bond there. it's hard but it's okay. was it brad pitt, president obama or was it will smith? >> i'm saying president obama. >> you got this one. >> yes. >> president obama speaking about jay-z and beyonce who had a fund-raiser here in new york for president obama this week so he spoke about that. >> okay. >> they raised a lot of money for obama, $4 million. >> wow. >> now let's talk about what is hot in hollywood. >> yes. >> sunday is the 64th annual primetime emmy awards, just talked about our picks
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downstairs and top drama, "downton abbey." >> i think so. >> what about best comedy? >> can go to, will go to "modern family." >> you think it's a sweep? >> no real competition this. show gets 13 million viewers a week. the cast has huge ways. very popular and the emmy voters love it. >> okay. seven primetime emmy awards have gone to tina fey, is that right. >> that's right. >> if she were to win another one, nominated once again in this category. >> a hard category. >> great year for funny ladies. >> that's right. >> but i think julie louis dreyfuss is going to win this one for "veep," election year, 13 times in the past. this could be her third win. but it's tough, lena dunham of "girls." >> i would go with her because she writes the show, too. >> does it all. >> become such a big hit. >> a newcomer. >> many years to come. >> she's got time. >> i'm going with julia louis on
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this one. >> the rumors are out there, possible reconciliation between robert pattinson and kristen stewart after that blowup or breakup that they had after she reportedly had a terrorist with the robert sanders producer. >> exactly. twitter sphere is abuzz. i interviewed kristen, told a.p. they would be just fine and a well-placed source said that's the plan. they have to promote "twilight" together but the plan is they will have a good game face on for the cameras. >> always good. like to hear that. >> yes. >> and our final category, picture perfect, and, of course, we love baby photos. jessica simpson recently posed in a photo with her daughter maxwell and here we sea geez can a and maxwell. >> 4 months old, at eric's birthday party, just turned 33 years old and jessica said in her twit pic last year she was in my belly and now she's here. nice to see jessica doing well
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and happy with her adorable baby. >> four months already. >> time flying. >> katy perry, woman of many mysteries but she's on her own eat, pray, love, took a picture of herself. do we know where she is? >> don't know. she's visited a volcano and has been praying. grew up with evangelical parents, and you see the rock star side of her, been on a journaly that we would all like to go on that we can relate to as women. >> trying to find herself. >> thanks, natalie. coming up, how to handle your kids' bad habits. helpful advice for parents, but first, these messages. [ horn honks ] hurry up or we'll miss the bus! come on! ♪
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still to come on "today," fall weekend escapes for the family from coast to coasts that are easy and affordable. >> and if you want to redecorate rooms but don't know where to start. we've got five fresh dwrods update the look of your home. not bad. >> that's after your local news and weather. [ female announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits
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good morning. it's 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the bay area eyes on the sky right now. take a look at a live picture of the space shuttle "endeavour" expected to fly over san francisco within the hour. this is a live look at the shuttle over the east bay. it is expected to fly over the capitol building before heading toward the golden gate bridge. it is simply spectacular. in the meantime, people are lining up at crissy field this morning to gather to watch the historic flight. "endeavour" will pass over the golden gate bridge riding on top of the special 747. it will pass the research center in the south bay. scientists there developed the
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heat shield that brought the shuttle safely back home from the 25 missions. "endeavour" making a farewell tour as it heads into retirement eventually in los angeles. it is spectacular to see. if you happen to catch "endeavour" on camera, we would love to see it. there are several ways to share the pictures with us on instagram. use #nbcbayarea. you can tweet us @nbcbayarea. we love to hear from you. let's share this historic moment. we have traffic and weather affected by the historic flyover after this break.
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the weather cooperating for the most part as "endeavour" makes its way into the bay area. nice weather. 60s and 70s san francisco to oakland. it looks like a warmer start to
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the first weekend of fall. mike. we are watching over here. the skies above moffett field. 101 is moving smoothly. the south bay is clears up. 87 and 101 jammed up. look at the pattern at 101 and 237 further south than usual. there is moffett field. getting off at 237 and matilda. that area is getting crowded. back to you. we will cover it live for you in moments. stay with nbc bay area. live look here at "endeavour" making its way to the golden gate bridge.
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>> i love you. that gown is gorgeous. >> thank you. i saw it in the window, and i just couldn't resist it. >> 40 years later and it's still just as funny. carol burnett as scarlet o'hara in one of the most memorable skits from a long running and much-loved variety show. carol will be here monday. maybe we can get her to do the tarzan yell. what were your favorite moments? go to, and we'll share some of your thoughts with her monday on "today." >> they were so good. loved that show. >> and the late great harvey korman. >> meanwhile, coming up on a different note, if you're the parent of a child that can't stop biting his or her nail,
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sucking their number, solutions to five of the most bad habits that really work. >> columbus day not that far away, planning a weekend holiday getaway, great destinations that are close to major cities around the country so you don't have to travel too far. and if you're thinking about redecorating your home, easy ways to get started and share some ideas on what's in and what is not. apparently busts of heads are in. >> and skulls. >> skulls are huge. >> skulls are huge this year. >> those are out. >> mixed the ins and outs together to really confuse each other. >> what's in is watching "weekend today." >> i love you, al roker. >> jenna wolf is here to give us a preview. >> thank you, albert. is that okay? >> that's my name. >> perfect. seen the long lines all morning for the iphone 5, but if the new gadget isn't quite for you, we'll show you some smartphone alternatives this weekend. and then looking for ways to pocket cash, we'll show you how to make extra money by selling
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your stuff at consignment shops. and this is a transformation fairly out of this world. had a chance to go behind the scenes at the sci-fi network's face-off, the show on the network, very interesting. see how they create living works. >> is that you, jenna? >> that's lester. >> why lester is not here this morning. and we'll preview sunday's emmy awards, all that and so much more when we see this weekend on "today." >> i hope my picks win. >> eva longoria and george lopez will return as co-hosts for the alamo awards tonight celebrating the spirit of latino talent. presenters including jake gyllenhaal, america ferreira and i'm partial to this next one, natalie morales. >> that is not me. >> that's nicole ritchie. >> what's up with that? >> christina aguilera. >> i want more natalie. >> ryan lochte is there
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receiving special honors as well. >> you can catch the alamo awards right here on nbc tonight at 8:00 central. >> actually set macfarlane is playing ryan lochte. >> hopefully not. that didn't go over so well. >> a check of the weather. >> the weather, al. >> go out and do some leaf peeping, color in new england, new england. looking at near peek conditions in parts of the northern rockies. >> wow. >> tomorrow, not great leaf-peeping weather in the northeast with the risk of strong storms. out west gorgeous, and then as we move into sunday, sunday, we'll have more warm weather in the pacific northwest. showers left over in northern new england. plenty of sunshine and into the southe what a view of "endeavour" this morning. a window seat from the chase plane at the 747. we will bring it to you live. send in your photos to
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us @nbcbayarea. temperatures in the 60s and 70s in the san francisco and san jose area. cooler sunday. and of course we know fall begins on saturday, but life begins sunday. that's because it's time for "sunday night football" night in america. a replay of the afc championship game last year at the patriots invade the m & t bank stadium as well. clear and cool, 58-62. that's right. learn how to speak on "sunday night football" night in america. >> add that sound effect it sounds good. >> can you still do it in korean? >> no, no. >> my favorite. >> what about in honey boo boo language? >> oh, no, no, no, no, no.
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[ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] this morning on "parenting today" how to break kids' bad habits, from thumb sucking to nail-biting. pediatrician lisa thornton has solutions for parents. good morning. >> good morning. >> how do kids develop bad habits in the first place? >> a lot is natural, thumb-sucking, it's natural, babies do it in the womb and do it when they come out because thuk-sucking is really soothing and feels good and helps babies comfort themselves. babies that suck their thumbs tend to comfort themselves more easily than those who don't suck anything. >> my eldest did that and
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comforted him right away. let's get to the five behavior issues a lot of parents complain about and think they have to break kids from this habit. the first one is biting. why do toddlers even go there and go there in the first place? >> so common, do it between the ages of 18 months and 3 years. developing language and don't know how to express themselves so a lot of times they will bite to say, hey, i was using that toy or i'm not ready to go. something like that. they don't communicate well. >> a frustration thing, not something necessarily that came from toothing. >> right. it's important for parents to know it doesn't signal some awful behavior problem in the future, although it is really devastate when your kid is the biter and really annoying when your kid gets bit. >> we had a couple of our parents responded to that on our facebook page. christine wrote my daughter started biting us, and we bit her back. she quit really quickly because she didn't want to be bitten. is this the right way to handle this?
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>> i gets it worked for her. >> yeah. >> in general, it can backfire because some people will say well, mommy bites, so it must be okay. so you've got to be careful. the best way to do it is to figure out if there's a pattern to the biting, if you can predict when your child might do it and if they do bite a child to point out to them it hurts, that we cannot bite people and we're hurting someone and allow the child to involve themselves in comforting the other child, putting band-aid on, if necessary. >> thumb-sucking is next. some people think what's so bad about this? this is self-soothing. let them go ahead and do it. is there a problem with it as the child goes older? >> you don't want a 20-year-old thumb-sucking. >> that's for sure, and it can cause dental problems. >> don't want your child sucking their thumb for too long once the teeth come in. it's a natural habit, but if it becomes a bad habit, sometimes other children will get them to stop because they may mention, hey, you're sucking your thumb, but usually it becomes a mindless thing for a lot of kids so if you remind them, if you're
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sucking your thumb, they can take their thumbs out. some kids need a substitute like a blankt or stuffed an map. sometimes can you substitute that and stop. >> my youngest three sons sucked their thumbs so we took athletic tape and wrapped their thumbs and they stopped. is that possibly a solution or some sort of way to prevent them or at least make them think about it. >> that's what it does. oh, i've got that athletic tape and i'll get that out. >> the next one is nose picking. very embarrassing. my 4-year-old went through a phase where he was testing me on this one, so what do you recommend parents do? >> nose picking is super common. next time in a car look at the guy next to you. might be doing it in his car, very common. >> sadly they don't outgrow it. >> some don't. kids feel like there's something up there and kids with allergies tend to pick their noses a lot more than others because there's mucous in there. keep your kid hydrated. teach them to carry tissue with them and blow their nose
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frequently and if you can't get them to stop, tell them there's a place for it and it's in the bathroom and wash their hands so they are not passing germs to other people. >> cracking knuckles. first of all, where is the sound coming from? >> there's gas in your joints and the gas builds up, and some people notice it more than others so they crack their knuckles because they feel like it loosens them up. >> how do you break this habit? >> you've just got to ask people to stop, you know. this is annoying. not so annoying to the cracker, but to the crackee it can be really annoying >> i like doing it. >> again, this is something that you say there's a place for that. do that in your room by yourself or something like that, but it can be really annoying to people around you. >> dr. lisa thornton, grace tips, thanks so much. coming up next, quick weekend getaways for fall right after this. [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues
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living in the northeast or the west coast, easy weekend escapes. >> don't you want some hot cocoa. >> a little apple cider. >> very good. >> yeah. easy getaway from new york and boston. >> head to richfield county. >> in connecticut. >> calling it the berkshires of connecticut, so a place to say is the falls village inn. if you're a doyly phobic, don't worry. this place has just been redone. beautiful, very contemporary rooms, and the menu there is very focused on local foods so even their burgers are made with grass-fed beef from a local farm, under $200. >> very nice. >> all right. what kind of activities are there in. >> incredible hiking obviously because you have all the beautiful trails, and the best part, there's no cell phone reception. >> oh. >> so if you want to get off the grid, this is the place to do it. >> the dining room looks spectacular. >> stunning. >> good food. >> if you're either in the d.c. or philadelphia area. >> lost chesapeake bay area.
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love that in the summer for sure, but in the fall it's gorgeous as well and a great hotel is the tides inn, and what i love there is they have complementary bikes, cake out a canoe or kayak and tool around the tributaries and done with all the activity, including golf. can you come back and they will teach you how to do an oyster roast or pick your own herbs for your cocktails, unless you wanted straight gwynn, the he can with it and s'mores in the evening on the beach. >> nice way to finish. >> always good. >> let's head out west. a little vineyard in cloverdale, california. >> always great to go to wine country when it's the right season which is the time for the crush, and this is a great time to go to sonoma and wine country and to go to auberge on the vineyard, a great hotel for 165 a night in october. great, great deal. looks gorgeous. >> like a cia li s commercial. >> they are really focusing on the wine experience. not only are they giving
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workshops you on pruning, blending and barrel-tasting, they -- you know, you taste the wine >> i thought you taste the barrel. >> no. they have the team verandas where you can sit and really enjoy the beautiful views and have a glass of wine. you know, the one thing they are missing though that you can maybe help them with. >> what's that? >> a little horse dance. >> a little "gangnam style." >> do it. >> i don't think we're going to do that. no. we want people to actually go and show up. let's head down to miami. nice getaway near there. >> hard to believe that people in miami need a getaway from miami. >> i know. >> and if they do go to boca raton. >> lovely. >> designed by an architect named addison meissner. more and more, 30 pools, tons of activities, space. >> wow. >> lots of activity on the beach
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including kite-flying. they have sand castle building contests which i love and inner tube races in the ocean. >> the loser doesn't come back. >> i would not do well on that race. >> finally, easy getaway from denver. >> i love aspen, colorado, a gorgeous place to go. the aspens turn the incredible shade of yellow in the fall. absolutely beautiful. a newly renovated hotel, hotel aspen, under $200, the theme for this entire segment, and this is a hotel that gives you much more love than you would expect for the price tag, free breakfast, free wi-fi, hotel transfers and check out the surrounding areas, love seeing that foliage ride on horseback. >> always good to see you. and i'm not doing the horse dance. up next, easy swaps to update your home. but first these messages. this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on "today's home," design pet peefz. if you want your house to look like they are out of a magazine, if you add a few touches you can transform a room in your home. life-style editor for joins us. >> hi, natalie. >> talk about redesigning our rooms with what's in and what's out. >> yeah. >> we've seen a lot of wild prints and you're blending in very well. sometimes people can overdo it if they love it so much. >> exactly. who hasn't gotten carried away with a trend or two. i'm proof positive here. >> it looks great on you. >> sometimes we love a trend so much that we just overindulge. you know, welcome to the jungle if you're with this one. >> this is overkill, literally. >> this is overkill. we love animal prints, but when you've got giraffe and zebra and cheetah and lynx all together, you're kind of going into dangerous territory. >> do you pick one, if you like it just go with one. >> yeah. so what's in, we love an animal
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print. >> yes. >> but you only need one. >> you know. >> animal prints -- >> moderation. >> here we have this amazing faux cow hide rug from z gallery, 299, plenty of animal. >> some other things thrown in, billions the room and you get a much more polished look. >> about moderation here. >> yeah. >> over here. tell us are skulls finally out? >> tell me yes. >> good. >> let's talk about skulls. when skulls first came out, they were sort of gave anything they were on instant street cred and now we see them on bath mats to shower curtains and kids clothing. might have jumped the shark a little bit >> you think? >> we do have a skull and the great news is halloween is coming up, so the idea is, you know, again, if you love a skull, great, but let's go moderate on it. >> right. >> and we've got a great new trend that school lovers can try out and that is the classical bust. >> okay. >> now, these are amazing.
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they are so heavy. >> mm-hmm. >> they are gorgeous. they are just $29 from plaster craft, and the great thing about these is that, you know, in a modern room they look modern. in a traditional room they look classic, and this is a major -- >> they look great in a piano room. >> would look great in a piano room. >> next the wall decals. >> yeah. what's your take on this whole thing. >> you know, there's a time and a place for everything. >> right. kids room maybe better. >> kids place is the place would you want to see a wall decal now. there's a place for everything, and wall decals have been a huge trend. but i bet a lot of wall decal lovers didn't know that you can actually buy graphic art for the same price or less. >> cool. >> than a wall decal and don't even have to peel it off your wall. these are from starting at $9. you can get some amazing artist prints. >> they look great. >> or reproductions from your
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famous artist and these are in fans so can you move them around from room to run. >> fun. over here, dried flowers, around for decades. sometimes the flower arrangements have been around for decades. time to get rid of these? >> right. >> every person out there, if you look hard enough, you might have a dried flower arrangement in your house. >> throw it out. >> so the idea is they do take some upkeep. need to dust these things off, and if you can't find it, probably not enjoying it. >> really quickly saying freshen up with fall. go with fresh. >> topiaries or gorgeous paper flowers from the green vase. so pretty and only need one in a bud vase to do it. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> good stuff. coming up next is kathie lee and hoda. pink performs again. that's after your local news and weather. have a
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at 9:56, i'm laura garcia-cannon. of a live look at the space shuttle "endeavour" just minutes away from the bay area. spectacular as it makes its way into the bay area. so many people lining up at
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crissy field this morning to watch the historic flight. it will pass the golden gate bridge and riding the special 747 jet. the shuttle will make a pass over the research center in the south bay. scientists helped develop the heat shield that brought the shuttle safely back home from the 25 missions. "endeavour" is making a cross country tour as it heads into retirement. rob. over through the bay area, crissy field through moffett field. 60s and 70s around the inner bay. it is the first weekend of fall. we will see rising temperatures tomorrow. mike. the skies are clear, but not the roads. 880 is having a tough time through oakland. accident at 23rd. that adds problems to that stretch. this is possibly related to the shuttle arrival.
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the accident on the northbound side. slowing at the golden gate bridge. all of the parking lots are filled. likely the same situation for crissy field. treasure island, you may have some luck. moffett field, 101 and 237 jammed as they approach the interchange at matilda. very congested this morning as we approach the time for the flyover. back to you. >> watch your eyes on the road as we watch the skies. we will keep our eye on "endeavour" when it arrives over the bay area. moments away. you can get the latest on
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from nbc news, this is "today." with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb captions paid for by nbc-universal television sarah is probably passed out somewhere. >> yes, all week we have taken you to different campuses around the country to show you who has the most spirit. the finalists are syracuse, university of senz, university
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of south florida -- we saved the last two wonderful ones for the end, brandeis, and creighton. look at them rocking it. >> we'll find out about them in a few minutes. >> i like watching the kids screaming, i'm enjoying it. >> brandeis is named after a supreme court justice. >> check it out, the doal number of students here only 5500, so the mascot is the judge, why wouldn't it be? >> eleanor roosevelt and leonard
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bernstein both taught there. creighton was found by a businessman. it has about 7700 students. >> it's mascot is the blue jay. >> and they're division one in sports and they're rocking it. we'll check in with them in awhile. >> now, what type of a person are you. are you the type of person that when you get a little road rage you sit. first of all, i hate my lips. i knew this would not work out. now i'm stuck with these lips for how long? 24 hours? it's not the product's faculty, it's my fault. it's called makeup forever. you put the special close on, and then the other one, and it lasts all day long. when you have a class of wine,
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cup of coffee, or cater, but i don't see what people see in that, then you take a sip -- yours looks good. >> you didn't put it on 10 minutes ahead of time. >> but i officially look 20 years older with lips this dark. >> you pop, i like it. >> let's vote. no, we can't. >> okay, so what kind of a driver are you. are you the kind, if you're at a red light and the light turns green. and you're sitting there, willing them to go, do you lean on the horn, do you double tap, or do you sit there forever and hope they go? there was video that caught our attention. two cyclist were on a country road, and there was a big suv
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behind them, and it would not go around on a empty road, instead he honked. they're riding on like a balance beam, and the car would not go around. >> i think that's just obnoxi s obnoxious. >> it's an empty country road. >> in beautiful colorado. >> go around. >> so what's the etiquette? >> well that's just rude. >> if you're at the stoplight and someone doesn't go through, you're supposed to wait four seconds. that's according to drive you count to four, and then you
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honk. that four second social securs e to sit. >> i'm not sure how i feel about that. >> i don't like that, not the company's fault. they said what it does, and it's true, it does what they say it's supposed to do, you better make sure you want that lip color. >> what kind of a driver are you, do you honk? >> i honk if i feel like there's danger. >> that's nasty. yesterday. we were driving into the city to do the show, and just driving along, and all of a sudden a semitruck took a right turn into our lane, and literally we had to -- well, literally i think we were like two inches apart. when you see a big semi
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a once in a lifetime moment. the space shuttle "endeavour" soaring over the skies of the bay area. good morning. thank you for joining us for our special coverage. i'm marla tellez. our cameras are focused on san francisco. you are getting a live look at "endeavour" as it is making its way to the bay area having left the san francisco area. it is on the modified 747. >> it is going to be incredible. the anticipation is building. this is a live look from the
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marin area where the people have been gathering since dawn to score a prime seat near the golden gate bridge. >> people are lined up along crissy field where they are just packing in there to get a great view. right now, we're giving you the live view as it makes its way. of course, it will be heading over the east bay walnut creek conco concord. >> this is the look at crissy field. we have seen people lining up across the bay area, as we mentioned. so many great vantage points you will see throughout the bay area. we have it featured on people will line up to get on the flight line for moffett field as well which will be a great vantage point. it means so much to us here in the bay area as they have actually developed the heat tiles and 747 as well. it will be amazing to see as it really starts its final journey.
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space shuttle "endeavour's" journey started at 7:00 this morning. >> we have bob redell with us and christie smith live for us at crissy field with the golden gate bridge set behind you. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, marla. we first got here this morning and there was fog sitting at the top of the golden gate bridge near the tower. it has burned off and turned into a beautiful day here at crissy field. the crowd is getting bigger and bigger. we are waiting to see the space shuttle "endeavour." it is hard to see. >> it is tough to see out there. we will work on her audio. we will show you the crowds. one spectacular sight will be seeing it cross so close to the
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golden gate bridge as it makes its way to the bay area. it is also going to be dipping down quite a bit in altitude to give a spectacular flyover. >> 1,500 feet. it will make some noise. you will be able to hear it. there is no doubt about that. its flight started at 8:00 at edwards air force base. deep in the east bay over sacramento and flew over the state capital. we have bob redell standing by live for us. >> reporter: it is getting close now. maybe 12 minutes. here's what i want to tell you. good morning. we are right next to the loud speaker where they are announcing how many people are here. let's give them time to acknowledge the crowd. how many people? several thousand people out
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here. they are expecting the shuttle to fly over 200 feet here in five-to-ten minutes. we have beau, one of the astronauts, not on "endeavour," but other flights. what is it like to see this come to an end? >> i feel proud that we have been able to do such a thing as fly the shuttle. i'm glad that we have been able to gain all the knowledge and do things that the shuttle enabled us to do. one of the things is the space station. that is almost 1 million pounds in orbit. people have been in the space station continuously. we know all about the hubble and other large craft that the shuttle maintained or put into orbit. >> reporter: your colleague out here, dr. steven robinson said it was sad to see a miracle.
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it is such a testament because of the role nasa ames played here. people don't realize the shape was developed here and what else? >> the heat tile. the temperature of reentry is over 1,000 degrees. you need a good insulator to keep from burning the shuttle up. >> reporter: you have the simulator here. you came out to train. when you see the 747, you notice it has an odd fin shape in the back. those were developed here so the 747 pilot could piggyback a shuttle? >> because of the turbulence that comes off the shuttle, the normal tail was not very effective. they had to put the special out-riggers on to give more stability to the 747. >> reporter: i don't see your camera. >> i have been talking to people and signing pictures. i don't have a camera with me.
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>> reporter: beau, thank you very much. congratulations. you want to come to the flight line. it is quite a crowd. you have people going at least 100 or 200 yards. you cannot see left because of the trailer in front of us. if you look down there, another 300 yards. several thousand people here at nasa ames. as we heard the announcer say, we are probably t-5:00. they were saying it would be at 1,500 feet. wheels up and 200 feet across the runway. it will be quite a sight to see the massive 747 with the "endeavour" on board as it continues for los angeles. laura, marla. >> it is amazing to watch history. thank you, bob. we understand "endeavour" just passed over walnut creek in the east bay this morning. now it is headed over the
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oakland airport. quite spectacular as it does arrive. >> we mentioned the site over the golden gate bridge, lots of people have gathered as our christie smith is there with the look at the crowds there. they started early out there. >> reporter: they did. we first got here at 4:30. there was a bit of fog over the towers of the golden gate bridge. it has turned into an absolutely beautiful day here at crissy field. it is hard to tell how big the crowds are because people are scattered this morning. we counted at least 1,000 just pouring in. obviously, there is still room. the parking lot is completely filled up. everybody waiting to see the space shuttle "endeavour" strapped to the modified 747. you can see traffic is still moving up there. that was one of the concerns of law enforcement. as it goes by, they don't want people to stop and stare. some people in the east bay may have already seen it, as you
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mentioned, first by oakland and walnut week as it made its way to sacramento. back up to marin. we are waiting for it to go oceanside and come back over the golden gate bridge. out in california, we can't see these launches. they want to see the next best thing. i wanted to mention one of the first here that saw it, it was still o'dark 100. why did you want to see this? >> this is a great place to come. i never saw a shuttle launch. might as welcome here and pay respect to the people that have been on the shuttle. it is a remarkable landmark. >> reporter: and stephanie, you just made friends. you are together. you went to see the giants when they went to the world series. this is another big thing for san francisco?
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>> it is part of the fun in living here. we get all of this and this great weather and view. how can you resist? >> reporter: what will you do? >> wave and say thank you. >> reporter: thank you. as you see, binoculars here and camera. old-school camera. before we go, we want to keep our eye on what is going on. i have a second assignment here. that is from my photographer steve. he is shooting it on video when it passes by, i'm supposed to take a picture. we will see how it goes. a lot of excited folks as we wait to see "endeavour" come by. reporting live, christie smith, back to you. >> there will be a lot of picture taking today. we want to see your photos as well for the once in a lifetime event. you can post directly to our facebook page. everybody wants to get the
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perfect shot. >> tweets are going out like crazy. >> nasa retired "endeavour" and the rest of the fleet last year after completing the portion of the international space station. >> it went on 25 missions, including a trip to complete the international space station. that is a lot of oil checks. >> bolted on to the modified 747. it weighs 75 tons. >> can you imagine the pilot flying that? and just seeing the enthusiasm of the crowd. it will be going pretty low as bob redell mentioned. they will hear the roar of the thunder of that as it makes history as it approaches the final flight before it makes its way to southern california. it will eventually be put on display. >> we are giving you a live look from marin headline camera to
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show you the picturesque shot. >> can you imagine how many photographers are out there trying to get the epic incredible shot at the golden gate bridge to see the "endeavour" flying close. we are moments away. >> and from the golden gate bridge, it will make its way to the peninsula to nasa ames where thousands are there waiting to see that fly as low as 200 feet. >> it is really cool to see the flight path it has been taking. it is the shuttle system of the america, of the people, and so many people grew up and appreciating and seeing all of the shuttle flights and studying them in school. it is a great way to really thank the country as well for its support. >> and "endeavour" was built by spare parts. used a lot of the leftover parts from "discovery" and "atlantis."
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$1.7 billion. >> it came from our scientists at the ames center with the heat shields. we actually have some astronauts out there with bob redell this morning that are talking about when they actually flew it. quite amazing. >> children named to the "endeavour." it was a contest. the name had to be named for an historic vessel. it was named after a ship that chartered the seas in 1857 by captain james cook. >> "endeavour" brought the unity to space. that is what made it the int international in the international space station. seeing it here over the bay area. >> once it passes through the bay area, it is headed to l.a. where that will become its permanent home at the california science center in downtown los angeles. it will be on display as of
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october 30th. >> all right. we have a lot of great vantage points across the bay area as we watch it fly over the state capital. your small box there, that is crissy field. that is where christie smith is live out there. you can see it coming into view. this is where it will make its spectacular venture over the golden gate bridge. quite a feat in itself. >> if we can see it from crissy field right now, we will see it fly over the golden gate bridge any second now. >> it is amazing to be able to witness history. hasn't the weather cooperated? nasa delayed the flight by about an hour just to make sure the fog wasn't going to be a factor. it doesn't seem to be this morning, which is perfect timing for the spectacular flyover that we're about ready to see. cool to see it from the east bay across. so many different vantage points. >> absolutely.
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rob is taking a look at the forecast for us. thank goodness the fog stayed away today. i think we learned the reason why they held back the flight by an hour. there is a live look at crissy field. you have the shuttle "endeavour" on top of the 747 about to make its pass. look how the skies are beautifully cleared across the bay area. >> the clouds have parted for us on this great day. isn't that wonderful? it really, really is. can you imagine the view they would have as well? we are talking about seeing it go over the golden gate bridge and how spectacular it is. no doubt pictures taken inside. >> there are delays at local airports because of the no-fly zones issued by the. by the faa. i bet people will cheer out
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there, christie smith. >> reporter: people are saying we're going to clap and scream. it is silent out here. people taking paictures. a lot of wow and pointing. we are starting to hear the clapping. they were so excited to see it come by. a lot of people saying they want to pay respects as it does its final flight into retirement. it came from the marin side and headed toward san francisco. right now it is over the presidio. if steve can keep an eye on it there. it will turn it back around. we hear it is possible and do a second pass. but people just very excited to see it this morning. we are waiting to see what it does next. we did hear an eruption of cheers and that sort of thing. it has kind of disappeared into the hills. there it is again. it keeps flying south.
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you know, people really got what they came for. they were excited about it and we're finally seeing it. people say we don't see launches here in california. we are being allowed to say good-bye as it flies off into the distance. a lot of excited people here this morning. really big crowds as well. >> a homecoming of sorts for the california-made aircraft. it is. nostalgic and history. there is the tower there. you can see plenty of cloud cover there. the fog, not completely clear, but as it made its way over the golden gate bridge, crystal clear. >> didn't it seem to part at just the right places for us? thank you, mother nature, for cooperating for us this morning. it is spectacular to see. it is so amazing. seeing so many parents out there who were bringing their children who were not alive when "endeavour" took the journey. the whole space shuttle program. history being made.
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>> the triplets are out there. >> they are out there somewhere with brent this morning trying to give them a little play-by-play. we will explain it one day of the program. >> historical and educational. >> and somewhat emotional for people as well. people grew up seeing this and seeing how it all happened and what has happened with the program. all good things must come to an end. we're happy it is ending here in california as it makes its way home to where it was built. >> currently it just left the golden gate bridge. if you are just joining us, it will head down the peninsula to nasa ames. moffett field is where we have bob redell. he is down there standing by. bob, you there? we saw it fly over the golden gate bridge. how is the anticipation down there? >> reporter: let's take a look.
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you look to the left and the flight line, you are looking at the flight line there. there is another half amount of people. you have several thousand who came out to nasa ames to the northerly direction and head south across the area where it continues on to los angeles. we were talking about this earlier. they were saying they expected it to be a low flyover of 1,500 feet. it could be as low as 300 or 200 feet. you can imagine a 747, which we have seen taking off from sfo. coming in at that high speed with the wheels up with the massive space shuttle on top. if you look at everyone here, you have the world's best cameras. it's like the paparazzi. quick question. good morning. why did you feel like you had to come out here today? >> i went to nasa in florida to
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try to see the "endeavour" launch, but i missed it because it was delayed. i want to see it fly past. i love the space program. >> reporter: next best thing. how about you, kiddo? >> i came out here because i just wanted to see the "endeavour." >> reporter: did you follow the space shuttle program when you were younger when it was in operation? do you remember it? >> not really. >> reporter: this is quite an event. you have several thousand people out here. actually, they had music playing until a few moments ago. we're getting announcements. hold on. he's telling us what we already know. it is over san francisco and heading south. if you look at the flight path, it will head over the pacific and cut back in over wood side and that area and come down the peninsula and come in from a northerly direction heading south across the tarmac at moffett field. we are just minutes away. we will bring it to you live.
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marla. >> it is minutes away from you. we saw it pass over the golden gate bridge and heard the thrill of the crowd at crissy field. it is interesting. an awe seems to fall over the crowd as they take it all in and realize the historic moment. >> it seemed to take a few seconds. >> from what we understand, it is coming back over crissy field. let's check back in with christie smith. what do you see? >> reporter: good morning. i want to stay out of the way so you can see what we are seeing here. that is it is coming back and heading right toward the golden gate bridge. still here with the crowds at crissy field. they are so excited. a lot of people telling them this made them feel proud of their country and made them feel very patriotic. people clapping and taking pictures. some people left the first time it passed thinking that was it. here it comes.
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here it comes again. it's heading right over what everyone wanted to see. they wanted to s it pass the golden gate bridge. it looks like we're about to see it now. a lot of people telling us, i had to take the day off work. i had to do what i had to do to get down here to see history in making. i want to be quiet here to see it. >> there are no toward describe what we're seeing. it is remarkable. >> it is. >> this is history. it is not going to fly anymore. it has been so many places. christie, we can hear the roar from "endeavour" or i should say the jet. how loud is it out there? >> reporter: it is a low hum. i didn't say that. they were really keeping their
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eyes on it. it did a u-turn and came back. people were so excited. the sound of the crowd was louder than the sound of the plane. they were excited to see it come by. it was interesting. a couple of people told me that they actually got a little choked up by this and started to cry. it made them so proud to see it go on the final mission. they did not know they would feel that way. it touched a lot of emotions. there it goes again. we saw it do it once. it came back a second time and it is on the way past the presidio. it was kind of exciting to be part of history. >> as well it should be. it is emotional for people. they are tied to it. they probably remember it from their childhood as well. what an extra treat to see it pass by the golden gate bridge once more. thank you, christie. you know it will travel down
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along the peninsula this morning. we have been talking about we get the chance to stop and view it. you don't want that when you are on the roadways. we have to keep things moving. mike. we expect to see a different traffic pattern. the golden gate bridge showed a lot of slowing. i have a look at the view from the camera in palo alto. we can see actually from university avenue and 101. we turn south to moffett field. that is what you are looking at here. 101 off the bottom of the screen. the air space above nasa and moffett field will be visible from the freeways. we have the crowds showing a good deal of slowing. 237 west out of sunnyvale. heading up to moffett.
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and as this jet and the shuttle, of course, make their way along the area into the south bay, they cross over a lot of residential areas and freeways. you are aware about this if you are traveling to the area. if you have to break-away from the coverage, i'm sorry. these are historic photos. we hope you watch the roadways. we warned them. we watch for log jams. we expect that to happen after this is over. stick around. there will be a lot of folks leaving the area flooding the south bay freeways as well. we have a lot of disturbance on the surface streets. that is quite a sight. if i was driving right now, that would be a temptation for me as well. back to you. >> no doubt. most certainly have to play it safe there and allowing extra time after the event is good advice. thank you, mike. >> it will make its descent into
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moffett field. nasa ames has great ties to space shuttle "endeavour." you just heard bob redell down there. bob, we have our eye on it right now. it is minutes away from you. can you hear us, bob? >> reporter: yes, it is. it just passed south san francisco. maybe i'm telling something you knew. it is on the way southbound here. look to the right and you see the thousands of people on the flight line at moffett field to witness the tremendous event waiting for the space shuttle on the back of the 747 to come from the north to the south across the runway. dr. robinson, can we catch you? >> a short amount of time. >> reporter: you flew on the "endeavour?" >> i did. >> reporter: what is it like for
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you? >> i can't wait to see her again. it is a real point of pride for everybody here at nasa ames. folks at ames developed many of the technologies to allow the shuttle to work at all. we are all taxpayers. we paid for that shuttle. this is like the parade fly by to honor it. >> reporter: i wonder what your favorite moment was being behind the controls of her when you flew her that one time. >> my favorite moment was everywhere. all of the moments between the time they closed the hatch and opening it after landing. every second. >> reporter: i envy you. where is your camera? >> i'm not going to take pictures. i want to soak it in. >> reporter: you don't want to talk during this? >> this is something to be experienced and remembered forever. >> reporter: doctor, thank you very much. best of luck to you. i'm curious of what you think.
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i'll talk to you afterwards. dr. robinson talked to us earlier. can you imagine the massive airplane. the 747 with the large spaceship underneath it and coming here above the flight deck. originally 1,500 feet, but now 300 or 200. with wheels up coming across here will be a sight. something that will be awe inspiring. we wonder if they do a loop around. we hope like they did in crissy field. maybe they will give us the same honor. hopefully the pilots of the 747 will see that and recognize it as another tribute to the work of the people that worked here at nasa ames to get the space shuttle program up in the air. laura, marla. >> the people behind that gate there have a great advantage point. christie smith described it as being a little more quiet. >> she said it was a low hum and
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the roar of the crowd was louder than the jet itself. and where bob redell is, 8,000 plus packed in there at nasa ames. >> a whole lot of clear skies for us. rob mayeda joins us. nasa delayed it for fear of fog cover. >> we had the patchy low clouds. they were on the ocean facing side of the coast. we have clear skies and visibility of about ten miles as "endeavour" approaches moffett field. bob talked about the concrete runways and you will get a lot of sound bouncing off. if you have been to air shows and the large c-130 passes by with the blue angels, this is a whole different animal. it will throttle back and guns the engines and puts on the show
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for the people there. >> we will continue to check in with bob redell. >> absolutely. the weather is cooperating on the last day of summer. fall upon us tomorrow. mother nature did us good today, you might say. >> what a great way to wrap up summer to watch it over the bay area. one of the greatest vista points as it travels across the country. i thought it was very symbolic over arizona where gabrielle giffords was able to see it as well as her husband manned the last mission on it. >> mark kelly requested that for his wife. the shuttle "endeavour" is passing along the san mateo coastline. of course, getting closer to nasa ames in mountain view. it is the fifth and youngest of
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the fleet. it was built to replace the shuttle "challenger" that we lost in the tragic accident that took the lives of sevens. here it is today. the predecessor. >> that is an emotional tie for people. remembering the shuttle system. knowing where you were when "challenger" happened as well. seeing the rebirth of everything that went on as well. >> it is. it would be amazing to hear from the doctor that bob had talked to that actually manned it. understandably, he wants to take a moment for himself to take it all in. >> as christie smith said, people in san francisco along crissy field actually brought to tears. patriotism at its finest. >> and not even expecting it. we're trying to give you the best vantage point across the bay area. we are bringing it to you live
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on there will be so many pictures taken. we would love to see yours. you can use #nbcbayarea. we love to see your pictures @nbcbayarea. bob redell, it's coming in. there it is. >> reporter: there it is, you guys. just flying over hangar one here. we thought this would be over the runway itself. it looks like it is going over 101 and heading south. will she turn around and give us a fly by over the runway as a lot of people were expecting? we don't know. it caught everyone by surprise because hangar one was so large. it was obstructed from view until we heard her go by. a little anti-climatic in that
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respect. everybody had to do a 180. she is heading south toward san jose. she will not turn back to our direction. come back! come back! she was quite low in the air. probably more in the 1,500 feet range. let me talk to this gentleman here. were you expecting that? >> no, i wasn't expecting that. that was awesome. absolutely awesome. incredible. >> reporter: we thought it would be -- >> we thought it was over here tan came over here. >> reporter: you need a neck brace from the whiplash? >> i think so. >> oh, it's over there. >> reporter: hey, going down 101. she is heading west to the ocean and head on south to los angeles. what about you, sir? did you catch her on your camera? >> yeah. >> reporter: how many shots? >> probably 30 or 40 or 50.
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>> reporter: let's see what you got. why did you feel the need to come out here today? >> end of an era. i grew up watching this thing take off. >> reporter: did you go to the launches? >> i went to the second-to-last launch. >> reporter: you are a die hard. what is the allure? >> i have been attracted to the space program. i'm a pilot. aerospace is a hobby. >> reporter: you are a shutterbug. nice shot. nice having you here. there you have it. probably about ten seconds of viewing time as she came across hangar one there. her view was obstructed for a while. headed south and i don't want rob to turn around. she is clearly heading out to the ocean for her trip to los angeles where she will do flying there and then eventually ending up in a science museum. we talked with dr. steve
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robinson here. he flew the "endeavour." he said it is sad that a miracle would end up in the museum. what a testament to the work of the people at nasa ames to get the shuttle program in place. >> we all have to retire. what about you? you have done so many stories for nasa ames. how incredible to talk to somebody who flew it. did it surprise you? >> reporter: you know i lived in florida. i saw the seventh or eighth launch. i saw john glenn go up. living in florida, you see these go up all the time. you wouldn't realize it, but you can live halfway across the state. once it is in the air, you can see it. it looks like a white plume of smoke or rocket flare at night. you think of the engineering th
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that goes into it. i think i was able to get two shots on my iphone. i hope one is not blurry. we were all caught off guard. we were expecting low fly by. can't complain. it is a beautiful day. what a piece of history to be able to witness. >> thanks for bringing us that aspect. reporting as well. it is understandable the historical moment we're able to cover on the nbc bay area. >> we want to see your photos. if you snapped some, share with #nbcbayarea. you can tweet us @nbcbayarea or to our facebook page at nbc bay area. you can see your photos on the air. >> we will feature more in just a few minutes on nbc bay area news at 11:00 a.m. this morning.
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it's wonderful to bring you the "endeavour" perfect flyover of the bay area this morning as it makes its final frontier headed toward los angeles. >> right now, we want to toss it over to mike who has his eye on the bay area roadways. we see the skies. how are the roads? >> it is friday. we expect a lighter flow. everybody was inside here or at the event. we are looking at moffett field. look at this. this is the patch of the bay area that is horrible right now. as folks are traveling through. they know about the event. now people will be leaving moffett field and nasa ames. they get on 101 at ellis and 237 and making things worse. westbound 237 and northbound 101 is jammed up already. folks getting over to 880 and peninsula and down into the south bay, this is a tremendous tie up. there you see the only portion of the south bay that is a problem right now. with the thousands of people
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that bob saw over on the tarmac leaving the area, that is a major complication. if you can avoid driving through that area, stick with us. we have the 11:00 a.m. coming up. we have pictures and interviews and great stuff to follow-up. stay out of the mess. it was an historic event. we will track this and back to you. >> that would be a good ending. we don't want it to be the distraction. that is the final flyover for "endeavour" over the bay area heading south to the monterrey area. our news will continue at 11:00 this morning. we will bring you the recap of the day's events and news as well as the historic flyover over "endeavour" as it makes its way to the final resting home in los angeles. >> and all in all, its bay area trip lasted 45 minutes. >> we hope to see you at 11:00. you can keep up to date on thanks for being with us.
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