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morning. >> see you tomorrow. good morning. breaking news. the nfl strikes a deal with its referees union overnight. the era of the replacement official is over. the regular referees back on the field tonight. is this where jimmy hoffa is buried? a radar machine detects something underneath it. is a 37-year-old mystery about to be solved? and pop sensation psy returns to south korea and the place where gangnam style all started. and our cameras are right there with him today, thursday, september 27th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> see the smile on my face? >> i see it. >> a lot of football fans feeling that way. that's right, the news now that the nfl's regular referees will be back in action starting tonight. it's welcome news for a lot of players, coaches, and, of course, fans of the game. >> maybe some gamblers too. it comes after two days of intense negotiations that picked up steam following outrage over that controversial call that decided monday night's game. when you look at this agreement, it appears the league caved with officials getting pretty much everything they wanted. was this lockout worth it for the nfl? we'll get into that straight ahead. i'm smiling for another reason this morning. you know this. i love a story we're going to bring you later on. the story of adam greenberg, a young man who always dreamed of playing in the major league in baseball, he got his chance back
in 2005. that was the first pitch he faced in his first at bat in his first game as a major leaguer. career over. or is it? we're going to tell you about his road to try to get a second chance. the people who have supported him. it's a great story. we'll bring it to you in our 7:30 half hour. >> it's amazing how a moment can change your life forever. and he's hoping for another moment that goes better this time. and later, a man will attempt to break a guinness world record for a good cause live in our studio. the mark he's going after, the most pull-ups in a 24-hour period. we'll tell you about that. we want to begin with breaking news. an agreement to end the nfl referee lockout and get them back out on the field tonight. stephanie gosk is live. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. these negotiations went late into the night. it's a good indication of how much pressure there was on both sides to get this done. that is what happened. the league and the officials
have a tentative eight-year agreement. so when the ravens and brown kick off tonight, there will be full-time nfl officials on the field. the replacement refs have been replaced. >> the outrage is over. in a joint statement overnight, the nfl and the officials union said the words football fans had been demanding. our officials will be back on the field. in the aftermath of the controversial call that ended monday night's seattle/green bay game, the pressure was on the nfl to end the lockout. >> this is the most bizarre sequence you'll ever see at the end of the game. >> reporter: in the tentative deal, the pension plan for the referees remains intact for the next four years. average salaries go from $149,000 a year to $205,000 by 2019, with a training program for all officials. for weeks the replacement referees have been taking hits
from all sides. >> strike three, you're out. >> the butt of jokes. >> it's hard to be a ftball ref when you don't know the football rules. >> reporter: the unfortunate pinata in a party of frustration. >> referees going to have to get this thing under control tonight. >> reporter: trying to bring to order to the chaos seen on the field, the league handed out heavy fines this week to several coaches lashing out at the replacements, including a $50,000 fine for super bowl coach bill belichick who grabbed a ref sunday night. >> oh, boy. well, that's a few bucks. >> reporter: experts this week said nfl owners may ultimately be the ones that lost power to the referees. commissioner roger goodell by locking them out made them seem more valuable than ever. >> the owners want to put the officials in their place, and what they did instead was give them a very leverageable position. it was the owners who got taught a lesson in this situation.
>> reporter: the officials will be meeting on friday and saturday to vote on this deal. but still, there's a collective sigh of relief among coaches, players, fans, and probably a few of those replacement refs. >> stephanie gosk on this story, thanks very much. peter king is a reporter for nbc football night in america, and a sports columnist for the "new york daily news." good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> we heard stephanie go through the points of contention in this negotiation. any doubt in your mind that the refs are the ones who won this? >> well, the refs won because america now realizes, matt, how good they are. the real ones. they're still going to make mistakes, they may even have made a mistake on monday night, who knows. but the fact is, there was no trust at the end of the day in the replacement officials. >> i bet if you talk to people in the commissioner's office they're going to say this deal is a result of long and meaningful negotiations. any doubt in your mind that it was that play on monday night that got this deal done now?
>> that spurred the nfl to give more than it wanted. matt, the nfl long-term gets the performance culture out of the officials they wanted to get. in other words, they get the ability to replace underperforming officials over the next eight years with new -- >> the officials get everything they wanted. >> they get more money and they get a better pension. >> mike, is this going to be a textbook example down the road for business leaders and business owners of what not to do in terms of putting your brand at risk for what seems like monetary gain. >> absolutely. i mean, this was an example of something that never happens in sports anymore. they actually listened to their customers. fans have so few rights left in sports. they pay whatever they're supposed to pay. they wait in line, they do all of this stuff. they actually listened to their consumers this time. because guess what? the owners and the commissioner finally remembered something, they work for the fans. >> in a statement late
wednesday, commissioner goodell paid special tribute to the fans thanking them for their quote passion as he put it. was it passion or was it rage? >> it was anger. and the nfl also realized, matt, there was no way they could send a crew of replacement officials to green bay on sunday. the green bay fans who had been so wronged on monday night. >> couple of quick things. what kind of greeting are the regular officials going to get when they walk into stadiums across the country this weekend? >> we live in a kill the umpire culture, they're going to be treated like conquering heroes. >> for the first quarter. the first quarter. >> the league did something unbelievable. they turned them into saints. >> and peter, the relationship between players and referees has always been a rather tense one. might we see a few players hugging referees this weekend? >> whenever he goes out, he's going to get hugged by ever player on that field. >> you want to hug it out? >> exactly. thanks for helping us cover this
story over the last several days here. appreciate it. let's go over to savannah. >> thanks. and now to presidential politics. president obama and mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia today as romney looks to repair the damage from that 47% comment that was recorded at a fundraiser. peter alexander is with the romney camp in springfield this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. when it comes to the battlegrounds, there are three, florida, ohio, and virginia, both mitt romney and the president held dueling events in ohio on wednesday. today, they are both here in virginia. another state where romney is trailing in the polls. >> reporter: campaigning in ohio wednesday, both president obama and mitt romney were keenly aware of the buckeye state's place in history. no republican has won the white house without it. romney went out of his way to show his compassionate side greeting world war ii veterans and courting working class families. >> these are tough times even
for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. i care about the people of america. >> reporter: it's a delivered effort, analysts say, with a tv ad designed to show empathy and soften his image. >> president obama and i both care about poor, working class families, the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: and despite relentless criticism of obama care, romney touted how his own health care overhaul in massachusetts helped families. >> don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured, 100% of the kids in our state have health insurance, i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record. >> reporter: still, president obama is furiously working to frame his opponent as out of touch. again, keying in on romney's comments seemingly dismissing 47% of americans who pay no income tax. >> i don't believe we are going to get very far if we've got leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims who
don't take responsibility for their own lives. >> reporter: less than a week to the first presidential debate which some have cast as romney's make or break moment. he urges the voters to consider mr. obama's actions not his words. >> you can be extraordinarily eloquent and describe all the wonderful things you can do, but when you cut through the words, you can look at the record. and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs america needs, then you know it's time to choose a new leader. >> reporter: president obama even tried to turn a stumble into a stinging critique. >> i want to see us export more jobs, export more products, excuse me. i was -- i was channeling my opponent there for a second. >> reporter: and earlier this week, mitt romney told me he's not worried about the polls, the polls go up and they go down.
but savannah, where they are right now does begin to matter. beginning today as many as 30 states are voting with absentee or early voting. iowa, the latest state to vote, early voting there begins today. >> all right. peter alexander in the battleground of virginia, thank you very much. let us get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. >> good morning, everyone. a renewed search effort this morning for jimmy hoffa missing since 1975 as police sample soil from a driveway in suburban detroit. investigators are following up on a tip from someone who claims he saw a man who may have been hoffa being buried in that spot some 37 years ago. >> we believe he's credible enough that he believes what he saw. that something took place that day out of the ordinary. we do not believe it's jimmy hoffa. we are not making that assumption. the time line doesn't exactly add up. to be mr. hoffa. but we do believe that he may have seen a body being interred.
and as a result of that, we did the ground-penetrating radar that showed an anomaly. >> he was last seen outside a restaurant in suburban detroit, his body has never been found. trouble in the skies as fliers restrain an aggressive and unruly passenger. tom costello covers aviation for us. good morning. >> this happened on united flight 473 from chicago to orange county, california, last night. about an hour into the four-hour flight, a passenger began harassing other passengers and had to be held down by passengers. >> please help me! they're hurting me! i can't breathe. >> this is cell phone video shot onboard a united airlines flight from chicago to orange county, california. tuesday night, the 26-year-old was tackled by his fellow passengers who used their own belts to hold him down. nona was seated in the aisle behind him and said the model and actor started bothering her right away.
>> and he turns around a little bit, starts a conversation, immediately starts being a little obnoxious. >> reporter: she says he was drunk and got physical. >> and he grabbed my hair and goes no, no, no -- >> i was holding them exactly like this. >> reporter: as the situation escalated, david trong was one of several people who intervened and held durani down for three hours. >> looked at every one of us and said i'm going to kill you and your entire family. >> reporter: the tirade, passengers say, didn't stop there. >> he was spitting. he was throwing -- almost throwing up at one point. >> reporter: the pilots remained in the cockpit during the entire ordeal. >> we landed, we held him until the sheriff's department came in. >> reporter: once on the ground, relieved passengers watched as durani was arrested and removed from the plane. >> he's an actor, model, and expected to be arraigned as early as today charged with
interfering with a flight crew. >> frightening. thanks so much, tom. an army general has been charged with several counts of sexual misconduct. jeffrey sinclair has been based in ft. bragg since he was relieved of his command in afghanistan last may. the army will now decide whether or not he faces court martial. an arizona man was arrested this week after posting this video showing a 16-year-old boy walking the streets of phoenix with a fake rocket-propelled grenade launcher. in the clip, he said he staged the incident just eight days after the deadly shooting at a colorado movie theater to test how quickly police would respond. police say they were bombarded with 911 calls and they responded immediately. although, a counter on the video claims it took more than 15 minutes for officials to approach them. turly faces charges of giving the false impression of a terrorist attack and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
and overexcitement about the iphone 5 deserves maybe a little bit of pranking, doesn't it? i don't know. this is pretty cool. the tricksters dressed up as apple employees. they had a little fun with fans waiting for days. >> you guys excited? how long you guys been waiting? 2:00 in the afternoon? for you. i think you guys know what these are, right? how long you been waiting? yeah. >> but don't worry. don't worry. there were no iphone 5s harmed in the making of this video. just boxes full of glass that sounded like they were shattering. back to savannah and matt. >> yeah, but some customers whose hearts were harmed. >> definitely. >> that's cool. anyway, al's off today, maria larosa in for him this
morning with a look at the weather. how you doing? >> good. a little gray outside in new york. we can trade the gray skies stormy skies back in the plains. we have a chance for severe weather stretching from the colorado rockies down to the panhandle. winds the primary threat today. but look at the boundary very active this morning. showers and thunderstorms from oklahoma city, clear to new york city. for today, that's where all the weather's going to be. south of there, pretty warm and sticky. 93 in dallas today, 90 as we get into parts of the southeast. still unseasonably warm in most of the west and you're waking up to a chill 7:16 on a thursday morning. good morning. we have some thick fog this morning, especially at the immediate coast just blanketing the coastline this morning and pockets up in the north bay valley is down to a quarter of a mile. you know hundreds of feet of visibility in gilroy the next two hours. as we head throughout the day,
that sun will be out in full force. by 11:00, over the entire bay area and highs will be warm as a result. 92 in livermore, up to the triple digits this weekend. let's look at the weather. maria. justin bieber and his fans are mourning the death of a 6-year-old who snagged the pop star's heart. a remarkable little girl we had a chance to meet earlier this year. tamron hall is here with her story. good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> she was one of justin bieber's biggest fans and even became known as mrs. justin bieber after she had a chance to meet and even marry her hero. on wednesday, we got the very sad, heartbreaking news that she lost her battle with a rare brain disorder. >> i have biebs. >> it was back in february when the world first heard the story of avalona ruth. >> how long? >> seven years. >> no, 80 years. >> a little girl battling brain
cancer with a big heart and complete love for justin bieber. ♪ baby, baby, baby >> as words spread online for her love for bieber, she caught the attention and captured the heart of the pop star. bieber actually visited her on valentine's day. the pair played board games, gave each other autographs, and avalana got to style his world-famous hair. in june, he appeared on "today" with the girl known as mrs. bieber. >> what did you say to me about my mom? >> your mom is my mother-in-law. >> your mother-in-law. >> the two remained in contact. >> she is, you know, means the world to me. it kind of hurts i won't be able to see her again. >> when she was just 9 months old, she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. she fought bravely through
several rounds of chemotherapy and other treatments earning her a standing ovation during the stand understood to cancer te telethon earlier this month. >> this feisty 6-year-old faces every test, round of chemo, hospital stay and setback with the courage and strength of all history's heroines combined. >> wednesday, her family announced the tragic news of her passing via the twitter page where we first learned of her illness. our darling avalanna went to heaven this morning. you took our hearts with you. >> later justin tweeted his reaction to the news saying one of the greatest spirits i've ever known is gone. rest in peace, avalanna, i love you. >> only about 30 new cases of atrt are diagnosed in the united states each year. the survival rate is just 10%. matt, obviously, you look at
just ahead a story, an incredible story of a man, the injuries that crushed his dreams and second chances. he's going to share it in a live interview. >> an inspiring story. matt has been calling me for weeks saying you have to see this video. you'll see it soon. and we'll be live in south korea as psy makes his triumphant return, the conqu conquering hero of gangnam style. he brought it to the world. first a check of your local news and weather. and spirit of malib is an awesome place to be. introducing the all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu eco. ♪ sophisticated new styling,
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file a grievance. right now let's take it outside. christina loren, good morning. what's happening on our thursday weather? >> we've got some interesting things happening this morning. good morning to you. taking a look high atop san bruno mountain. you can see the sunshine above the low clouds. the low clouds down at the surface reducing your visibility along the coast. quite a different scenario inland. look at this, almost completely clear conditions over san jose. not a lot of that natural coolant to keep us nice and mild later on this afternoon. in fact we'll bring your numbers up by 5 to 10 degrees from yesterday's highs and we keep on climbing as we head into the weekend. we're in the 50s right now. grab a sweater for the morning in places like fairfield and livermore, something you can take off later, was eating into the 90s. upper 90s saturday and there are those dreaded triple digits sunday into monday. let's check your drive with mike. there's a horrible thing to show you but you can't see it so take it full screen. this is 880 through fremont.
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♪ that's psy's gangnam style. it turned him into an overnight sensation here in the u.s. guess what. he's back home now in south korea. and as you can see, his fans loved him there. we're going to hear from psy about his triumphant home coming in a little while. >> why not. why do you think we do these stories? there's only one reason. >> to embarrass me. >> well, to embarrass ourselves and to get you to do the gangnam style. >> no. >> we need a hash tag, matt does the gangnam style today. >> you hold your breath and we'll see what happens. >> in the meantime, we'll move on. we're going to meet a couple who cannot stop saying i do. they have held ceremonies in 24 different spots around the world leaving their old lives behind in the process.
why do they keep getting married? they're going to share their unique story coming up. also ahead, here's a question for you, how many pull-ups can you do? 10, 20? >> one. >> on a good day 30. a guy who is going to try to do more than 4,000 over the next 24 hours. he wants to set a guinness world record. he's doing it for a good cause. and by the way, he's trying to break that record right here in our studio. this guy is built like mt. everest, and i think he can do it. >> he's really tough. we'll check in with him. >> all right. let's begin. >> shall we? >> go. >> go. we'll start with a story to give one man a chance to fulfill his dream after a debilitating injury on the baseball field. we'll talk to adam greenberg in a moment. but first, kerry sanders is in florida. >> reporter: you'll assume this is a story about baseball, but it is more than just that. it's a story about second chances. and who among us doesn't wish we could have a second chance at something.
>> reporter: adam greenberg was a major leaguer. >> adam greenberg will be the batter. >> his professional career with the chicago cubs in 2005 started and ended his first time at bat. >> oh, my goodness. let's hope he's okay. >> caught right up under my helmet right behind my ear. my helmet flew off and i felt my head explode. my eyes rolled in the back of my head. the first time in my life i didn't have any control of my eyes. >> reporter: in an instant, a career that had just begun was over. >> it was the single most happiest greatest moment of my life matched with the absolute worst thing at the exact same moment. >> now, seven years later, this center fielder who on and off for years could barely stand without falling over is again hitting the ball like he once did.
at 31 years old, he sharpened his skills playing for the israeli national team, an independent ball, but still holds on to the childhood dream of a career in the bigs. >> he was hit by a 92-mile-an-hour fastball. >> more than just a fanatic. >> i want to create an army of fans to help me get adam his at bat. >> reporter: a documentary film maker who didn't know adam but wanted him to get another chance. his campaign now on the internet is fast becoming a home run. >> one at bat. >> adam's is a unique case because out of the nearly 13,000 who play major league baseball, he's the only one to have his career end on the first pitch. and that's just not right. >> reporter: this all began when matt and his wife were watching that baseball classic "field of dreams." >> are you moonlight graham? >> reporter: there was the scene with moonlight graham who regrets only playing one game
and quitting. >> i never got to bat in the major leagues. i would have like to have had that chance just once. >> she's like, yeah, i feel bad for this moonlight graham guy. i said, he doesn't have anything on adam greenberg. >> reporter: more than 20,000 have signed the one at bat site saying given adam greenberg a second chance. >> it transcends sports. this story is anybody who has ever had a dream can relate to this story. >> the support is humbling and gratifying to know when there's all this other stuff, mostly negative that's going on that's in the news. so for me, this is great. because somebody's going to look at this and say, wow, i feel better today. >> reporter: as a neutral reporter who doesn't pick sides, let's just say i'm hoping that the next thing we hear is, now batting, adam greenberg. >> kerry sanders, a lot of
people are feeling that way. thank you very much. and adam greenberg is here with matt liston in the studio. great to see you. >> great to be here. >> adam, i'm starting with him. i want to know why. what was it about this story that made you dedicate so much time and energy to getting him a second chance? >> listen, like most kids growing up, a lot of boys grow up dreaming of playing major league baseball. i was one of them, but i wasn't good enough. here's adam, a guy who gets up to the plate, this close to having his dream fulfilled and taken from him in an instant. and that's always been burned in my mind. >> it's a long shot, matt, he's 31 years old, is that right? and that's an age that most teams don't give someone a second shot. are you worried this doesn't have a happy ending? >> well, of course. i mean, when i first started this i was given probably a 1% chance of making this happen, you know. but that wasn't going to stop us. once i met this guy and saw how hard he was working and the elite shape that he's in, he's in better shape than most major
leaguers out there right now. so i knew it and i wanted to put the spotlight on adam because i knew if teams would start taking a look at him because of the media attention, they would see -- >> here's the problem. it's real life, it's not a movie. all right. it's not a fairy tale. so if a team were to give you a second chance, you know, in the movie you hit a home run. >> yeah. >> but it might end up very differently. it might not have a great ending. are you worried about that? >> no, this has already been a happy ending right now, you know. the support that's going on. obviously with a campaign and, you know, matt, he lit a new fire in me that just has shown the human spirit is unbelievable. it's already a success. >> what about the reality if you were to get a second chance standing at the plate facing guys who throw at 90 miles an hour again, are you worried about getting hit again? >> no, after it happened the first time, i had to put it out of my mind. this was a once-in-a-lifetime
situation. i got back in the box 20 days later and said it's not going to happen again. >> i want to introduce david sampson. david is the president of the miami marlins baseball team. and david, i know you and the owner of that team saw this story and there's something you'd like to say. >> when we saw this story and we remember very well being there in 2005, and i went to jeffrey laurie, the owner of the team and said this is someone who we believe deserves to have one at bat. so adam, are you ready? are you ready to have one at bat? >> i'm ready. >> how is this going to work, david? what's going to happen here? >> well, adam, we'd like to sign you to a one-day contract. and if you come to miami, we're going to put you in uniform and you're going to be a member of our team on tuesday, october 2nd, against the new york mets. and believe me, you're going to get one at bat. so get ready. >> i -- from the bottom of my heart, i can't address and
express how much it means to me. and all the people that are around, you know, this isn't just about me or an at bat. you don't have to do this, the marlins organization, baseball in general doesn't owe me anything. so, like i said, from the bottom of my heart, i'll be ready for it. that i can assure you. >> david, let me do something -- >> i know you will be, adam. >> why don't you put that on? because you're going to wear that on tuesday. there's no deal struck here with the mets pitcher. nobody's going to be lobbing pitches to adam that night. >> no, i can assure you they're going to try to get him out. maybe on the first pitch even, but you're going to have a chance to swing, and you better swing, adam. >> i'm -- you don't have to worry about that, i'll be ready. >> matt, who will be more nervous as he takes to the plate? adam or you? >> i don't know if i'm going to be crying or just jumping up and down. i cannot wait. i'm sitting here right now, i'm getting chills. look at this.
i got chills. are you kidding me? >> i'll be honest with you, so do i. will you do us a favor? will you come back wednesday morning? no matter how it turns out? will you come back wednesday morning and talk to us? >> without a doubt. i'll be honored. >> i cannot wait to see this. david, thank you. and the miami marlins, we really appreciate it. >> all right. take care. thank you. >> all right. we're going to get another check of the weather now from maria larosa who is in for al. >> good morning, everyone. it's kind of a dreary day, but we have a bright, sunny group here. francesca, who are you all here for? >> we're here for a.j. >> thank you so much for being here. as far as the weather goes, out west you all know it's been above average and we're going to continue to see that. take a look at the high temperatures. medford, 92 degrees, fresno, 94. and as we get into the weekend, that's not going to change a
whole lot. high pressure dominating the west, big dip in the jet stream that has any hope of bringing cooler weather to the west is going to be in the east and going to bring wet weather to the northeast over the weekend. good morning to you. 7:40 thursday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren taking a live look from high atop san bruno. it looks like a bowl of pea soup this morning. the fog is thick. it's been forced right to the surface. however, the marine layer is so thin that it should clear between the hours of 10:00 and 11:00. abundant sunshine bringing your temperatures up to the 90s. 80s down in san jose and 73 in san francisco. meanwhile 79 in oakland and hotter days as we head into the weekend. and that's a look at the weather. matt, back over to you. >> thank you very much. coming up next, the startling increase of sexual assault cases inside the u.s. military. why are many of the cases not being prosecuted? natalie talks to service members
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natalie's taking a look at the issue of sex assaults in tonight's edition. >> in taking a close look at what can be done to identify and prosecute sexual predators. for our report, we talk to some victims who say they feel betrayed by the institution they pledged to serve. >> how many of you were raped while you were serving your country? how many of your assailants served prison time for your rape? how many of you felt like you were personally retaliated against? wow. show of hands almost says it all. >> i knew joining the military was going to be a sacrifice. this wasn't the intended sacrifice that i was willing to make. >> these are just a few of the women and men who say they've been raped in the military. last year, more than 3,000 service members reported sexual
assault. but according to the department of defense, that's only a tiny representation of the real number. which is closer to 19,000. because many victims don't come forward afraid their careers might suffer and knowing how hard it is to get justice. >> we have a moral duty. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta says since taking over last year, he's made this issue a top priority. starting with better prosecution of those who commit these crimes. >> and what do you think of the prosecution rates? just last year only 240 cases were prosecuted of the more than 3,000 or so that were actually reported. >> yeah, it's an outrage that we aren't prosecuting. >> are rapists getting away with rape? >> look, these are tough cases, let's understand. as a lawyer, i look and know how tough these cases are sometimes. but, the fact is we can do this. we need to improve the investigations. and we need to ensure that we have prosecutors who are willing
to bring these cases to court and make sure that these people don't get away. >> reporter: but that resolve is being tested right now with the latest scandal rocking the air force base in san antonio, texas. six basic training instructors have been charged with sexual misconduct involving at least 38 women. >> does the military foster a culture right now that tolerates sexual assault? >> as we learned from what happened at lakland air force base, there's a power gain that can go on here that i think reflects sometimes what's happening in society in general. >> this has been a decade's long, though, problem. there's been scandal after scandal. you brought up the air base, do you view that as an isolated incident? >> i think that the degree that we've seen is probably something that unfortunately was particular there. but the reality is, when you've got 19,000 sexual assaults taking place, this is something
that's happening elsewhere, as well. >> despite everything you've gone through now, how many of you wish you could still serve your country? you have lost men and women who were willing to lay their lives on the line to serve their country. and have been forced to pay a very high price for that. >> i guess i want them to know that as difficult as their experience has been that we're going to learn from that. >> meanwhile, punishments are being handed down at the air force base, 5 of the 6 instructors charged have either pleaded guilty or have been convicted. the sentences have ranged from 30 days to 20 years. and you can see our entire story on "rock center" tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central time here on nbc. >> thanks for bringing it to us. coming up, we will take a turn, and we're going to go to south korea where psy has made a triumphant return. but first, these messages.
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here in korea. then he conquered america and came back a superstar. now you can look for yourself. >> so many people are here. i've never seen that before. >> reporter: little wonder that a packed press conference, psy seemed overwhelmed. he said he felt like he was dreaming. >> i met the "today" show and i met the iheart. they were nice to me. i think so. even if they don't know what the lyric is about. >> reporter: the song has been seen as a parody of the seoul neighborhood where psy was born and home by one estimate to 7% of south korea's wealth. the area's resented by many koreans, but many others aspire to be part of it. psy makes it all look shallow and self-important. though returning home, he's careful not to ruffle any feathers. >> you know it's funny song,
right? so it doesn't have any critic or philosophy or whatever. >> reporter: it is also home to much of the entertainment industry which had regarded psy as a rather quirky performer, and at 34, a bit old by korean standards. >> comic dance. >> reporter: they are littered with talent agencies and k-pop wanna bes. thinker perhaps a bit envious of a man who they tell you can't dance that well. but they concede that psy does make people happy. and there can be no arguing with that. nor the fact that across the globe gangnam style has promoted level-headed people to break into dancing. and its appeal seems to have few boundaries. >> and, of course, we're looking forward to having psy back on
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right now the time is 7:56. good morning, everybody, i'm jon kelley. a new financial agreement between america's cup organizers and the city of san francisco is in fact moving forward. now, if approved the city would be forced to make escalating payments starting at $29,000 per day if it doesn't have specific venues all ready for the regatta's use by march 1st. the city faces a maximum payment of $9.8 million if it can't meet its obligations for hosting the main events next summer and next fall. the deal was approved pie the budget committee last night. it now moves to the full board. right now let's check that thursday forecast and say a very good morning to christina loren. >> good morning to you, jon kelley. it looks like you could take out a spoon and dip into this pea soup fog this morning. it is thick out there. it's already starting to burn off and it burns off from the top down so we're an hour, hour and a half away from getting partly cloudy to mostly clear
conditions across the bay area. that is already occurring in san jose at 7:56. temperatures will be on the warm side. 75 in fremont, 80 degrees in san jose and not all that much cooler in oakland today. 79 degrees there as we head throughout saturday and sunday, the heat is really on. look at those triple digits. mike, over to you. well, you know what we're looking at, the slower speeds north 101 here. look at the maps, how severe this is for the south bay. 101 actually the lighter of the freeways. 280 and 85 really jamming up and 17 slow from 85 all the way up to the 280 interchange as well. that's a very slow stretch for that northbound route. we'll get a live look outside and see how things are shaping up as well. southbound 101 coming into palo alto toward university really bogging down right toward university and the northbound side moves smoothly here over on the sight, but slows as you're approaching hillsdale and san mateo bridge. >> thank you very much. for the latest traffic and news updates, there's a new thing called facebook. check us out, nbc bay area.com.
8:00 now on this thursday morning, it's september 27th, 2012. as we step outside and say hi and good morning to everybody who dropped by on our studio. a little bit of a drizzly morning. good morning, everyone, i'm savannah gurthrie alongside matt lauer. a wedding has to be the biggest day in anybody's life. so why not do it over and over and over again? that seems to be the philosophy of the couple you're about to meet. they've had 24 ceremonies all over the world from england, argentina, hawaii, los angeles, you name it. and they are not done yet. coming up, we're going to talk to them about why they do this. >> they keep marrying each other, right? >> exactly. exactly. unclear if they change their vows every time. we'll find out. also, we'll have an attempt at a guinness world record right in our studio. right upstairs, actually.
david goggins is going to try to set the record for the most pull-ups done in a 24-hour period. the existing record is something like 4,200. that is not david on the bar. >> no. david's results may vary. >> oh, my gosh, this has disaster written all over it. you keep going. anyway, we're going to see how david does when we get him started in a couple of minutes. >> david's going to be doing a few thousand more than that. but anyway, then we're going to meet the dad and the little girl behind these photos that have caught a lot of attention online. called the world best father photos for that mug he has in every shot. how he pulls off these pictures. and no, nobody was hurt in the process. and later, cue up the cheesy game show music. the ask away machine is fired up and ready to rock. >> and today you're going in there. >> i'm going in there. >> no hair issues? >> well, there will be hair issues. >> we're okay. >> it's good, it's good.
i didn't think of the skirt. good lord. >> let's go inside, natalie's got a check of the headlines. good morning, matt and savannah, good morning, everyone. an overnight deal will put regular nfl referees back on the football field in time for tonight's browns/ravens game. the tentative eight-year agreement ends the lockout that began in june. and gives the refs much of what they were asking for. weeks of fan and team frustration came to a head after that bad call by replacement refs monday night changed the outcome of the seattle seahawks/green bay packers game. president obama and mitt romney are both campaigning in virginia today. it's the second day the candidates are going head-to-head in the same battleground states. wednesday in ohio, romney greeted world war ii veterans and told middle class voters his policies will make their lives better. president obama, meanwhile, addressed a rally at bowling green university, once again, focusing on romney's comments that 47% of americans see themselves as victims. now let's head to wall
street. courtney reagan is at the new york stock exchange for us. courtney, some staggering new figures about student loan debt. >> that's right, good morning, natalie. college student loan debt is now hitting new record highs as both tuition costs and enrollment continues to rise. neerlt one nearly one in five american households is saddled with this student loan debt burden. the average is up to an average of $27,000. meantime, europe once again, the top worry for u.s. markets against the backdrop of protests in both athens and madrid, the major averages still about a gain for the week, though the dow still is on track for the 11th monthly gain in the last 12 approximately the wa. the quarter ends this week. >> courtney reagan, thanks. now for a look at what's trending today, our quick round-up of what has you talking online. an outrageous father/daughter story has been a top search overnight. billionaire tycoon cecil chou has publicly offered $65 million to any man who can woo and marry
his 33-year-old daughter, gigi. the catch, gigi is a lesbian who reportedly eloped with her female partner earlier this year. google is celebrating its 14th birthday today is making a splash with virtual scuba diving. the new feature lets you navigate the world's coral reef using google map's street view service. scientists hope the spectacular views of the reef will inspire people to protect them. and those egg-stealing pigs of angry birds infamy are hogging the mobile game limelight. new angry birds spin-off, bad piggies, launches today. and for the first time, fans get to play as pigs, not as birds as they help the green grunts build whacky vehicles to go after those coveted eggs and not a slingshot there in sight. it is 8:04 right now, let's go back outside to savannah and matt. one more game i'm going to have to download for my kids. they like angry birds. >> got the umbrellas out. we know the weather here. maria larosa in for al.
>> good morning, guys. start to go rain a little bit on the plaza right now. and some of the signs have taken a bit of a hit here. what's your name and where are you from? >> shannon hawthorne, chattanooga, tennessee. >> yes, ma'am. okay. another one of our great cities in this country, our pick city for today is indianapolis. let's take you there. wthr our nbc affiliate looking at some showers and thunderstorms there too. 71 degrees, we have the annual red krots cross book fair as we watch out for muddy fairgrounds. you can see a lot of us are in that boat here. we've got a boundary stretching from the northeast here in new york all the way back to the texas panhandle. stormy the entire way, we could see severe weather in the panhandle today. otherwise, north of that boundary, and cool start to the day in the great lakes. continuing to be warm out west. here's a look at w 8:05 now. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. it's thursday. temperatures looking warmer than yesterday, starting with a live look, san bruno. blue skies above the cloud deck. but it's about to clear. next hour, sunshine breaking through the clouds, warming up
to 73 in san francisco. very unusual to hit the 70s in the city at this time of the year. after all, it's the first week of fall. temperatures not falling. they're climbing into triple-digit territory by sunday. et a look at your local weather any time on the air at weather channel or weather.com. matt, back to you. >> maria, thank you very much. coming up, 24 times and counting, the couple getting married all around the world over and over and over again. we'll meet them right after these messages. [ male announcer ] it's here!
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back now at 8:10. for most people, planning one wedding is enough work as it is. so imagine doing it over and over again in dozens of ceremonies. well, that's what one couple is doing as they travel the world. and we're going to meet them in a moment. but first, nbc's kristen dahlgren has their story. >> reporter: while most people dream of an endless honeymoon, lisa gant and alex pelli may have firth out the secret. ♪ hey baby i think i want to marry you ♪ getting married over and over and over. >> he's a hopeless romantic. >> yeah. >> reporter: 24 times and counting. it started as a lark. >> we always blame it on the wine. >> reporter: a plan to travel around the world. >> we said how about we look for a place to get married. ♪ marry me
>> reporter: but they couldn't narrow it down, so after alex surprised her with a ceremony at home in england. >> i laughed and i cried and i punched him. >> reporter: the couple took off to canada where they were married on horseback, on a beach, even the vancouver airport. they bought a 25-year-old camper they call peggy. and headed south. peggy took part in a drive-thru wedding in vegas. >> you shall not walk alone. >> reporter: and added to the adventure in central america. >> so we've broken down again. >> reporter: they've tangoed in argentina, waded with dolphins in hawaii, and took the plunge in mexico. lisa often wears the same dress, >> it's been through so much. >> reporter: but they also adopt the local dress and customs. riding a donkey in colombia, or wearing the tattoos of a tribe in africa. megan findlay helped dress them in vampire costumes on halloween in l.a. >> lisa and alex are so
incredibly in love. and vibrant and fun and you want to participate and help because because you want to be a part of something beautiful. >> you must kiss the bride. >> reporter: it's the response they've gotten around the world from complete strangers who have donated photography, food, or performed the ceremonies. >> the places are brilliant, don't get me wrong, but it's the people that we meet and the fact that we've become such close friends. >> reporter: it has definitely been quite an adventure. but what might surprise you most about lisa and alex is that after all these weddings, they're not legally married yet. >> the idea is that after all these weddings, we choose our favorite place and go back. >> reporter: but that won't happen until 2014. they have a lot more weddings ahead. and every single one still makes lisa tremble. >> still nervous. >> we're publicly declaring to each other that we're going to be together forever. ♪ just say i do
>> reporter: the journey of a lifetime just getting started. for "today," nbc news, los angeles. >> and lisa gant and alex pelling join us now. good morning to you. >> hi. >> i guess everybody's got to have a hobby. so, obviously, you're well matched. you love to travel. you're adventurers. why is getting married an essential part of that? >> we don't need to get married, we wanted to do the trip anyway. and we thought instead of seeing all the churches and all the museums and things like that, we would do something unusual. and basically started off looking somewhere to get married. one night we had too many glasses of wine and out of nowhere came the idea to have a small ceremony in each place we visit in line with the local culture and tradition. it's been a perfect way to meet people, local people, not just of the travelers. but, you know, people that are from the countries we're visiting and it's been an amazing experience so far. >> here's a question i don't ask
every day. is the 24th wedding as special as the first? >> yes. definitely. every time we get nervous and get the sweaty palms. and it's the anticipation of the whole thing, the build-up to the day. we've planned it all, meeting new friends. it definitely is. >> always feels new because it's a new place, new people, new tradition. >> it's so neat, you had so many wonderful experiences. i know everybody at home is probably wondering, let's talk logistics. how do you pull this off? first of all, this looks great, weddings are expensive. >> it's not about the money. it's about people giving their time. we borrow outfits and we just ask to go to locations for short amounts of time. and it's just about people getting involved, it's not about the money. >> no, i think one of our favorite ceremonies cost $8. it doesn't cost anything, great people coming together and making something special. but the logistics is crazy. >> you know, e-mail photographers mainly and say this is what we're doing, do you
want to be involved? >> do you do the same vows every time? do you switch it up? >> we take the information from the, you know, from the local people as to what we're going to do at the ceremony. >> are you ever like, hey, alex, you can work on those vows. there's room for improvement. >> it's not so bad. i think we've only written our vows to each other maybe once or twice. other times it's people holding the ceremony and asking us questions and talking. >> what do you parents think? aren't they like, when are these crazy kids going to get married. not have a wedding, get married. >> their main concern was when we started afterwards, was that we accidentally got married without them being there. so we're holding off until they can be there. >> you'll be pros by the time this is all said and done. and we should mention that they're using their story to raise money for unicef. coming up next, a guinness world record attempt and it's for a great cause happening live in our studio right after this. [ fele announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again.
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for just a great foundation. you know, this, it supports 900 kids to go to college since 1980. and it's just a great cause. full tuition. >> how do you prepare for something like this? how do you train? first of all, look at the shape you're in. >> wow. >> you haven't always been this physically fit, but you are now. what did you do to get ready for this effort? >> well, start off with every day, i did 100 pull-ups every day. and i did that for about two, three months just to get base. after that, it went to 1,000 pull-ups. then it went to the,000 pull-ups and then like 600 a week. >> you once weighed 300 pounds. >> 297. >> yeah. okay. okay. >> those three pounds count been so you got yourself, you actually lost 100 pounds in two months. >> right. >> just to be able to become a navy s.e.a.l. what's the message you want to tell people? >> i guess the whole thing, hold yourself accountable. don't quit. and sometimes the world is bad, you know, can get you down. but it's always about getting
back up and just, you know, making something of a bad situation. >> you're an endurance runner. you do the extreme marathons, 48 hours of running. let's be clear, you don't like to work out, right? >> no, as you see there, i was 297 twice in my life. >> wow. >> i like to eat and i like to lift a lot of weights. this stuff right here is kind of tests my soul. test the limits. >> we're going to bring in the adjudicator for the guinness world records. how many times are you allowed to take breaks over the next 24 hours, what can you eat? can you go to the bathroom. all that stuff. >> i can take as many as i want to. how i'm going to be doing it is pretty much on the minute, i'm going to be doing pull yeps. let's say it takes ten seconds to do six pull-ups, i have 50 seconds to rest. if i go to the bathroom, i go and come right back. drinking, i'm drinking my food. liquid diet. >> no sleep, obviously. >> no. >> and you're going for more than the record. right? >> that's the plan. >> what should we cook for you tomorrow when it's all over?
>> what is your focus on? >> five guys right there. >> you know what? whatever would be great. >> mike, what are you watching for? what puts the record attempt in jeopardy, things like that? >> the number one thing is technique. every pullup has to start with auto dead hang so they to be totally extended and straight. and every pull-up the chin has to meet or exceed the bar, and then it's a matter of keeping count and hoping that the hours -- >> you've got this down. how many pull-ups can you do? >> yesterday i tried five, six maybe. >> well, you beat us. should we get out of the way and let david do this? >> we need a loud noise or a bell to start. >> i'll have my stopwatch ready once we get that starting sound. >> david, get ready. here we go. >> getting into the motion. >> yep. >> good luck, david. >> wow, it's like looking at myself in a mirror. >> i was going to say. this segment got even more interesting. all right, david, best of luck to you. we will be watching. >> and if you're down in new
york, come by the studio. see the lights on here for the next 24 hours, you can check out david's effort. >> and the rocky theme song, i think is special request. >> we'll be checking on you all throughout the morning and night. >> all right. you ready? three, two, one, david, go. >> and so it begins. we'll be watching 24 hours. >> it's over. no. >> taking a little break. >> good luck. we'll be right back after this. no. oh, first, let's go to a check of the birthdays. >> once again, the beautiful shadows of the washington cathedral. come see it. it is spectacular. you'll love it. great tour. it really is.
ennis taylor, killgore, texas, is 104. secrets are eating and praying. happy birthday to you. jesse scott, how about him? jesse scott, a good man from newport, new hampshire, 105 years old, proud world war ii veteran, and he loves to go sailing. he can really, i mean, put the pedal to the medal. iness, that's a great name, iness ward of pocahontas, arkansas. great baker and a storyteller. i loved baked goods, don't you? take a look at this handsome dude, he is razzie smith from keanansville, north carolina. 104 years old today. he enjoys gospel music and going to church. that's a good place to hear gospel music. louise, sweet louise decker from pittsburgh, pennsylvania, 108 years old today. and she loves dancing and especially the irish jig and the river dance.
i bet she can really stand there and shake those arms. milo and georgia hart, 75 years they've been married and this is their anniversary. secret to longevity, compromise, my friend. compromise. that's it, that's all from washington, d.c. we're going to compromise the time and give it back to new york. cut. >> got it, willard. thank you very much. david goggins at 15 and counting, taking little breaks in between as he attempts to set a guinness world record. we'll have another edition of "ask away today," but first, these messages and your local news. our local news.
good morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. concerns over the spread of the west nile virus is prompting mosquito fogging in the east bay tonight. spraying is scheduled to take place in brentwood in an area bordered by sellers avenue. it should last for several hours. officials say stay indoors. close your windows if you live in the fogging area. bring your pets inside and your plants are covered. time to check the morning commute with mike. >> we're looking not so clear over here. two things to worry about on the peninsula. the fog impeding your view of the lights you see across the 192. a couple of accidents cleared from the interchange. that's the 92. you can see approaching coming off the high-rise.
the hayward side, going off into the low clouds, fog affecting your drive across the san mateo bridge. the earlier accidents have cleared. but it's slow for 880. things start to move nicer around mission boulevard. >> thank you, mike. thank you for joining us. for the latest traffic and news updates, check us out on facebook. good morning! wow.
we're back now 8:30 on a thursday morning, september 27th, 2012. that's upstairs in our studio as david goggins continues to attempt to break the genuine world record for the most pull-ups in a 24-hour period. he's up to 52. he does some then he stops then he does some more. he's doing them every minute on the minute. hoping to break 4,020, which is the existing guinness world record. we're going to check in with him throughout the morning. >> wow. >> i'm matt lauer along with
savannah gurthrie and natalie morales. and that's inspiring stuff going on upstairs. >> yeah. we admit we could not even do one. >> no question about it. anyway, coming up another installment of ask away today. already we've answered questions about our biggest cravings, our favorite interviews, and things like that. we've got more questions in there. savannah will be in the wind machine in a couple of minutes. >> i can't wait. bad hair day for that. also ahead, the father/daughter photos taking the internet by storm. they're really cute. one dad's tongue in cheek look at his relationship with his little daughter. he is here and so is alice. we'll talk to them about that. oh, good, she's happy ur now. she had a few tears a few minutes ago. >> she's happy now. >> until we get over there. >> alana stewart is out with a new memoir detailing the highs and lows of her life from marriages with george hamilton and rod stewart to her relationship with the late
farrah fawcett. we're going to be speaking with alana stewart coming up. >> we want to get a check of the weather. maria larosa in for al this morning. >> a little gray, a little dreary, but hard-core fans here. happy birthday to you. 13th birthday. and i think these guys are from out of town. where are you guys from? >> seattle. >> and you're enjoying new york, obviously? >> absolutely. >> hi, guys. let's take a look at the weather for today. seattle is kind of one of the great spots in the country, right? 74 and sunshine, but all along that boundary, showers and thunderstorms, some severe weather potentially from texas into colorado. we're talking hail and gusty winds. the biggest threat north of this boundary, a beautiful day in the great lakes and the midwest with a cool start, but mild finish. meanwhile, kind of hot and sticky as we get across the southwest and south for tomorrow. continued above average temperatures for most of the west. we're talking in some cases 15 to 20 degrees above the average. that's a look at the weather across the cou 8:32 on a thursday morning. good morning.
i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a live look over the embarcadero which is clearing. the sun starting to break through the clouds. that will continue to be the case. san jose already getting partly cloudy conditions. mostly clear over the course of the next hour. highs on the warm side. forecasting 92 degrees inland. 78 bayside. and 72 degrees at the coast today. and we keep on climbing like a ladder all the way through sunday, up to 101 degrees. hope you have a great day. weather any time on the air at the weather channel or online at weather.com. back to you. maria, our feet are tapping. it's time once again for "ask away today." we have a hair stylist on alert because savannah is in the wind tunnel this morning grabbing questions. >> how many can you grab? >> looks like a lot. her hands are full. >> it's not money. >> it's only a three-minute segment, savannah.
come on out. >> oh, my gosh. >> is that the guinness world record for sitting in there? >> let's get these off. what do you think is going to happen? i'm going to get a paper cut? >> those are terrible. >> matt, will you be my wing man? stephanie harris from facebook. >> stephanie, i like your style. >> absolutely, i will do that. that sounds great. what was that line in the thing? engage, maverick, engage. >> oh, this is for al. we'll save that for later. >> okay. >> can matt please say madison, eat your cereal into the camera. it would really help out. please and thank you, the mom of an 11-month-old. >> she only listens to matt. >> ready? madison, please, please eat your cereal. >> right now, madison. >> i hope she rolls on that and play that over and over every morning. >> oh, there is a good one. >> what product does natalie use to make her hair so shiny and beautiful? from veronica watts, miami, florida.
>> you need to ask laura because i don't use any products at home. but laura, our hairdresser. >> actually, the name was from natalie morales, hoboken, new jersey. just kidding. >> but thank you for the compliment. >> do any of you have quirky habits or pet peeves? from what beck ra becker from facebook. tamron? >> oh, none that i want to tell. >> the belching. >> no, i have to take a bath the minute i walk into the door. as soon as i get in my home, i have to get in the bathtub. >> she does that in the studio also. >> i feel like i'm washing the germs of the day away. >> yeah. >> don't look at me like that. >> believe me, that's right up my alley, i do the same thing. >> is that what you do? >> kind of. a shower. >> purell. >> julie hathaway from california, how long does it take you to get your make-up done? >> matt is in there for hours. forever. >> that is true.
>> first the moisturizer then you like to exfoliate. >> answer the question. how long does it take you? >> well, the whole process, hair and make-up, 45 minutes. that's about right. >> yeah. same. >> i do my own makeup, it takes my 10 minutes. >> 50 seconds for me. >> i save time. >> your hair is short and you have no hair. >> matt -- >> master of the obvious over here. >> samantha from facebook, what are your favorite dance moves? matt, you should take this one. >> gangnam style is absolutely, the fox trot, and the waltz. >> exactly. >> all right. >> the fox trot or the waltz. >> do we have time for one more? matt, if you had a frog, how would you name it? sebastian from facebook. how would you name it? >> name it dinner. >> oh. >> these unique photos, we're going to meet them both.
back now at 8:39. dave goggins hit the century mark. 100 pull-ups, just 3,920 more to go before he hits the guinness world record. we'll keep an eye on that as he attempts to reach that record right there in our studio. back here, we've got the story of a dad behind some of the most remarkable father/daughter photos you're going to see. he poses with his world's best father mug and photo shops in his now 21-month-old daughter alice in some less than ideal parenting situations. good morning to you. we love to look at these pictures, they really put a smile on your face. you must have a sinister side.
to do this, to use the world's best father mug and do some of these scenarios. >> well, the idea here is that i want to demonstrate the type of father i hope i never actually become. >> you've been hearing from people all around the world since you posted these, what kind of comments are you getting? >> it's been overwhelmingly positive. the comments i've received. i received a really wonderful e-mail last night from a young woman, college-age woman who said she's never been able to find anything for her dad for his birthday, and this year she thinks she found the right present. which is one of our calendars. >> you having a never-ending supply of possible scenarios, there's so much to do wrong in parenting. >> like this. >> yeah, this is -- this will be up there. you know, i have a list of at least 100 ideas i haven't shot yet. and, you know, every day, there's new ideas that come. >> she can crawl away if she wants. >> oh, there we go. >> now she sees herself, she's
frozen. she's like savannah. >> i was about to say that. >> can we stress something? at no time during the making of these photos is your daughter ever in any danger. >> no, that's absolutely right. we put the camera on a tripod and generally shoot our parts separately. i'll shoot my part and we'll shoot alice's scene, and my wife is usually there to help and assist, and if she's not available, i invite someone over to assist. >> that was my next question, your wife is a lieutenant colonel stationed in korea? >> yes, she's stationed in korea. so she's been a co-collaborate or the in this process from the very beginning. she's always there. she helps us with editing and deciding what images to use. and since she's been stationed in korea since june, we save time every day and we're able to look at them together and she helps me decide which ones to pick. >> i'm going to send the control room in a frantic search here. but do you have a favorite?
one that shows your dark side the best? >> that's sort of like asking a parent which of their children is their favorite. >> we did that. >> but, the very first one is probably my favorite. because i really, alice had been alive for eight weeks when i took this picture and i was completely clueless. >> what is it of? >> it's this one right here. and i really wanted to capture and kind of poke fun at myself just for how out of it i felt. you know, i came up with the idea for the shot and then on a whim i bought the coffee mug because i thought it might make the photo a little bit funnier and that's become the running gag in all of the future images. >> and the rest is history. thank you so much for showing the photos. a lot of people can relate and they bring a smile to our faces. thank you. you do a great job. >> thank you. coming up next, alana stewart on her memoir on the search to find her happily ever after.
we stand for that. we're back now at 8:45 with actress and former talk show host alana stewart, her marriages first to george hamilton then to singer rod stewart both ended, unfortunately, in divorce. and most recently, she documented the illness and subsequent passing of her good friend farrah fawcett. now in her memoir, "rearview mirror," alana chronicles her journey to find happiness. it's nice to have you back. >> thank you, matt. i'm good. good to be here. >> i'm going to start this interview without trying to be sensational in the place where you basically start the book. and you start by telling a story, an in your face story about you being 18 years old living in texas. and a guy breaks into your home, puts a knife to you and rapes you. and i'm curious why you started there. >> i started because it was such
a transformational event in my life and it's what propelled me to finally just get to the guts, to leave texas and leave my past behind. and i think that, you know, you never -- for a woman, you never expect this to happen to you. i never in my wildest dreams thought i would be raped. and in texas, back in those days, it was such a stigma, you know, such a shameful thing to have happen to you. and i was treated by the police like i was the perpetrator and not the victim. and it was really quite a horrible situation. >> there were other challenges in your young life. you write about your grandmother making clothes for you out of flour sacks, basically. >> that was the good part. >> you were poor growing up. i've never talked to anybody who has experienced being poor at any stage of their life where they haven't said it had a profound impact on them. how did it impact you? >> i think it taught me my values that i still have today. and i think if i hadn't had my grandmother in my life, i
wouldn't be the person i am today. and i think her faith in god and her stability helped me get through a lot of very difficult challenges in my life. >> you went from being poor to being very successful and wealthy as a fashion model. and did you ever stop and say well, maybe god gave me these looks for a reason? it was my path out. >> well, it was my path out. and i think we all have something inside us that gets us through, that gets us through life. and it certainly wasn't just my looks. my looks got me -- my looks started me out. but looks don't -- they can only take you so far. >> exactly. you have to have brains behind the looks. you talk about in the book, never really knowing your father. and then perhaps spending a certain portion of your life looking for a father figure. and that -- you don't have to be an armchair shrink to then say how did that affect your choice of your husbands. first george hamilton and then rod stewart. >> i got very lucky with george. i was very young and very naive and i happened to meet a man who
was an incredible human being. and i could have met a real jerk, you know, and gone along the path that a lot of young women have. >> and yet it ended in divorce, but you remained very good friends. you hosted a talk show together. >> yes, and we were together ten years all together and we have a wonderful son and he's one of my very closest friends, he's like my family. >> that relationship close, and i don't get the same feeling from your second marriage to rod stewart. you two -- >> you think? >> you two did not remain close after divorce. first of all, what went wrong in the marriage? >> we were so madly in love in the beginning, and i think it was one of those kind of fairy tale marriages that -- first of all, i had suddenly three children, three small children and i wanted a different lifestyle and i wanted to stay home with my kids. and you know, we just started to grow apart. and the fairy tale fell apart. >> you say i wanted to stay home with my kids, but you also write in your book one of your biggest regrets, you wish you had been a better mom. >> i do wish i'd been a better
mom. after rod and i broke up i really fell apart emotionally, and i don't think i was the most stable person in the world. and it took me -- >> you thought about suicide? >> i did. i did. but i knew i couldn't leave my children and i knew i had to find some kind of strength within me, you know, to get through. and that's when i started on a more spiritual journey. >> just quickly, you think you'll ever marry again? >> well, i'd like to think that maybe one day i would. yes. >> it's a fascinating book. >> why, do you know somebody to fix me up with? >> well, this isn't a matchmaking service, but i was curious. >> thanks for having me on. >> the book is "rearview mirror." up next, bobby brown and alexa ray joel on how to celebrate your beauty. first this is "today" on nbc.
this morning on "today's beauty," inspiring confidence. today bobbi brown is off with her new book. some discuss what beauty means to them, including daughter of billy joel and christie brink y brinkley, alexa joel. take a look. >> when we sat down to choose women for the book, alexa popped up immediately.
i have watched her grow up. i used to do her mother's make-up when she was a little girl. she has a light in her eye, a sparkle, and when she arrives, you feel her presence. ♪ >> she's had her own struggles as most of us women have. and she has decided to take them and make them positive. and i really believe if more women talk about who they are and where they've been, it's a lot easier for women to relate and feel good about where they're going. >> how long? >> good morning again to you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> bobbi, the last time i saw you, you were telling me katie holmes was the new face of bobbi brown. >> well, i wrote the book first. >> tell us about this concept of pretty powerful. it's more than make-up. >> pretty powerful to me is
women look pretty without make-up, but powerful with make-up because it makes you confident and comfortable so you can do anything in the world you want to do. >> you have lots of stories of real women who aren't famous. we do have some gorgeous, famous women, alexa joel is one of them, blithe danner, how did you choose the women that would be portrayed in this book? >> i wanted to have women that have a story and have a sparkle and, of course, look good in a photograph. and the amazing thing iso hear these women's stories about themselves about what they're going through and it's important to share it with other women. >> and this is somebody you grew up with. >> oh, we go way back. >> you used to do your mom's make-up back in the day? >> yes, yes. >> how did you feel when she asked you to be part of the book? >> i was so honored, i was so surprised. because i have been honestly a huge fan of bobbi, i use her foundation, love her cream blush. and she's a wonderful person with a great inspirational message. it's not just about the make-up. it's about empowering women and
finding beauty from within and from the inside out. >> and you talked a lot about that. about struggles when you were younger. you wrote as my teenage years were rough, i was painfully shy, terrified of boys, really a late bloomer. >> oh, terrified. i had a lot of anxiety and, you know, growing up with such, you know, unbelievably charismatic, you know, famous parents, it takes a minute to find your way. and so, yeah. it takes a moment. and performing and doing things like that when you're in the public spotlight it kind of forces you out of your shell and you have to just embrace who you are. and there's this whole new body movement happening and everybody just embracing their true selves, true identity. >> you have to be the best you and be comfortable. our job as women is to inspire other women to feel good. and i've realized it's not how you look, it's how you feel that you look. >> and one of the things i like about the book and alexa ray how
honest you've been about struggles in the past. we remember a couple of years ago you had an overdose of pills. you talked about that you had some plastic surgery on your nose. how has -- just being so transparent about that is something you've talked about a lot. how has that helped you? how is that part of your message? >> it's helped me enormously. i think it's empowering to be able to say, yes, i've been through this struggle, and yes, i had something i wanted to fix and i did that. i think it's important for women to own it and send a message to other women, it's okay to come out and say i'm not perfect. i have something i want to do that makes me feel better for me and go for it. and -- >> and press the reset button any time. >> i love that. press the reset button. >> any time you need to start over. be your best self. be who you are. >> yeah, people go through heartbreak and go through these issues. and it's okay to own up to it and talk about it. and makes other people feel like, okay, it's okay to be emotional. it's okay to go through that.
>> and that honesty makes you all the more beautiful. that's for sure. thank you so much. the book is powerful. we're back after your local news. good morning. it's 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. an east bay schoolteacher remains in jail. police arrested him yesterday. he's being held on $100,000 bail. investigators say he allegedly had an imappropriate relationship with a former student at albany middle school. they're also checking to see if there are any more victims. checking on the temperatures. christina loren? >> good morning.
back now with more of "today" on a thursday morning. back now with more of "today" on a thursday morning. 27th day of september, 2012. you're looking at the we-chiselled back of one david goggin, who is attempting to break the guinness world record for the most pull-ups in a 24-hour period. he is up to 232. he does a couple, takes a break, does a couple more, and he'll be doing that for the next day solid. and we're going to be following him as he attempts to break that record. very, very cool stuff. out on a drizzly plaza, i'm matt lauer along with savannah gurthrie and tamron hall. >> the professionals are here weighing in on the hot topics of the day, including the school lunches.
an 850-calorie lunch sounds like a lot to some, but student athletes say they're hungry. airlines that are offering a child-free zone on the flight. to some, that is music to their ears, others say, hey, wait a minute, is that fair? also ahead, whether you're a stressed out parent or a busy mom out there, we know there are ways that you'd like to, i don't know, improve your mood. some proven mood boosters to help beat fatigue and keep you going. and we've seen them all over the runways, prints. but the key question is how do you put prints together without looking like you got dressed in the dark? >> i thought you meant "purple rain" prince. >> i mean prints as in this. how do you put them together without looking like an insane person? don't look at me like that. >> i'm sorry. i got it now. slow on the uptake. hey, before we go any further, can we do something here that's very important to us
here at the show? one of the dearest members of our staff and crew here, ritchie mckenna, is retiring today after 36 1/2 years at nbc, 20 of those years as our audio tech here on the "today" show. and i don't know if you'll miss us, but we will miss you an awful lot. >> aww. >> thank you. >> i'm getting a hug. >> yes. >> congratulations. >> sweetest guy ever. >> by the way, ritchie, the ninth of 17 children. all right? so he's known how to put up with the shenanigans around here. >> perfect training for this job. >> no guy knows how to unzip your dress and mike you up as efficiently as richie. >> that's a good way to leave there, rich. we love you. come back. >> thank you very much. >> let's go and get a check of the weather now from maria larosa who is filling in for al. >> or natalie. >> or the news.
i apologized. >> emotionally consumed at the moment. good morning, everyone. a tentative agreement between the nfl and referees overnight is ending a lockout that had officials at an impasse since june. spurred forward by a replacement referee's hotly contested call on monday night, the two groups met for two days of marathon negotiations ending in an eight-year deal. the regular refs will be back on the field for tonight's game against the baltimore ravens and the cleveland browns. voters start casting early votes in the swing state of iowa today where opinion polls are putting president obama in the lead over mitt romney. but the president has his eye on other battleground states too as he releases a new two-minute television ad. in it, he takes on romney's economic plan and lays out a plan to spur job creation. meanwhile, romney's campaigning today in virginia where he'll talk to veterans at an american legion post. a new search effort this morning for teamsters' leader
jimmy hoffa' missing since 1975' as police sample soil in suburban detroit. investigators are following up on a tip someone who claimed he saw a man who may have been hoffa being buried in that spot some 35 years ago. >> we believe he's credible enough that he believes what he saw, that something took place that day out of the ordinary. we do not believe it's jimmy hoffa. we are not making that assumption. the timeline doesn't exactly add up to be mr. hoffa. but we do believe that he may have seen a body being interred. and as a result of that, we did the ground-penetrating radar that showed an anomaly. >> hoffa was last seen outside a restaurant in suburban detroit. his body has never been found. an army brigadier general has been charged with several counts of sexual misconduct, including forcible sex on his female subordinates. jeffrey sinclair has been based in ft. bragg since he was relieved of his command in afghanistan last may. the army will decide whether or
not he faces court martial. there may be yet another reason to enjoy a little chocolate in your diet. scientists in canada tested one component in chocolate to see if it boosted memory. and it did seem to help the test subjects remember how to perform a simple task. the only thing is the test subjects were snails. further research could determine if the chocolate memory boost applies to humans and i volunteer to be the research study on that one. the ladies of the "jersey shore" are settling down. jenny j. woww farley is now engaged to her boyfriend of two years. he popped the question after the pair went skydiving. now both she and best friend snooki are spoken for. so could a double wedding be in the works? we'll have to see about that. gangnam style fever sweeping over the nation. so it's no surprise that college kids are catching on. here's one more from the university of pennsylvania. ♪
>> a little flash mob, always the best study break, in our opinion. and that guy actually kind of looks like psy. well, waking up is hard to do, as we all know here at the "today" show. but waking up a 100-pound english mastiff is even harder, especially if the pup just wants to sleep in. >> it's time to wake up. you get off the bed. [ growling ] [ growling ] it's time to wake up. >> that's what we do around here too when we're trying to get up in the morning. big baby there. so cute. six minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to maria, who is filling in for al. hey, maria. >> that's us before hair and makeup and good lighting. you might have noticed some of the blue shirts in the audience. has a lot to do with this young man, a.j., from new jersey. >> go for the goal is a national pediatric cancer foundation that reaches children across the
country, achieves their goals. there are also several schools and businesses across the nation participating in our national dress for pediatric cancer. >> we are so happy you're involved and he got me. he got me. and let's take a look at how the weather's going to shake down for the next couple of days. and it's going to be warm across the south, it's warm across that boundary. and talk about warm, as well, the west. temperatures anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees above average not just today but also tomorrow. if you want the cool weather, head to the great lakes interior northeast. for today, along the boundary, good thursday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. 9:07. live look at a clearing embarcadero. still have low clouds overhead. slight delays. still at an hour out of sfo. but that will change as the clouds break apart. soon fran will look representative of what we have over san jose.
temperatures are going to be warm. and as a result, we are talking about the 90s from the 80s yesterday. livermore jumps up by 3 to 5 degrees. 73 in san francisco. and the heat is on as we head into the weekend. >> okay, maria. thank you. now to today's professionals, we tackle some of the hottest headlines in the news. star jones, donny deutch, dr. nancy snyderman. >> hey. >> school lunches, did you see this parody. a takeoff of the song called "we are young," called "we are hungry." that limit lunches to 850 calories a day, which i don't know, sounds like a lot of food to me. but a lot of them are student athletes and say they're hungry. first of all, 850 calories for lunch, that's enough food, right? >> the whole world is too -- become satisfied with a meal not to be full after a meal. and as an athlete, yes, you get hungry in the afternoon, that's when you grab a protein bar or
something else before breakfast. this is a smart mood to start limiting calories. >> these are the guidelines of course supported by the first lady and her let's move campaign, as well. they say in the context of an obesity problem, this is something we need to do. do you think this goes too far the kids aren't getting enough? >> absolutely not. i think this is the road to the right direction. we've reduced so much of athletics and after school activities, our physical education in school. if we can't take control at this point, then our kids are going to -- >> it has to be 850 of the right calories. >> right. and by the way, the kids can have snacks in addition to that, but it's got to be fruit, vegetables, or light milk. >> i think it's a great idea. it's the athletes not the problem. this is one more example of the kids rebelling and i've talked a lot about this shared sacrifice. nobody wants to give on anything. >> right. >> if we don't solve obesity, we don't solve the health care problem. this is -- if kids can't give up
300, 400 calories a day, shame on them. great idea. >> no kids allowed, air asia popular airline in southeast asia advertising it starting in february blocking off the first five rows of economy saying no kids. anybody under 12, you're not allowed. >> good lord, that's mean. >> well, it means if you have a baby, there's no bassinet holder. >> look, i have kids, but the same way if my kid is screaming in a restaurant, i take them out, you can't do that in a plane. nobody's saying you can't fly on an airplane, i think it's a great idea. >> is it not fair to the parents to go to the back? >> and they're not charging extra for you to reserve those first seven rows. when you get that quote, extra leg room seat or priority rows they charge you extra. they charge you extra for a pillow and blanket. >> if you want to be a social praia, be a mother with a baby
on an airplane. every businessman looks at you as you're coming down, oh god, please not here, not here. >> i have to ask you one question, is it okay to give your kid a little benadryl when you get on. >> yep. >> really? >> no, it's not. >> yes, it is. >> no, but -- legally we're never going to suggest that you give your child a drug on national tv. >> you think this could fly? in this country? or would there be a backlash? >> by the way, even if it's not the first seven rows, it takes the pressure off the parents. >> star, this is like my get real again. >> wait until you have kids. >> no, i just bring my headphones, that's what i do and go into my own zone. i honestly do. >> you're so pure. >> well, i'm 50, didn't have any kids and kind of want some, so i feel the baby thing. >> i feel bad for the parents. they're not happy. >> so to all mothers out there,
if you have a screaming baby on tv and star's on the plane -- >> you can hand him right to me. hand him right to me. >> all right. from kids to marriage, for better or worse? an article lately about prenups and some of the rather odd clauses. one read if husband is rude to wife's parents husband agrees to pay $10,000 for each infraction, another limited the amount of weight that one spouse could gain and another demanded the wife not cut her hair. give me a break. >> why is everyone looking at me? >> i have to tell the truth. the expert quoted in that article is my divorce lawyer. >> so? >> i do kind of have to tell you -- >> i'm sorry, you are the queen of prenups. >> you're doggone skippy, and i can legally tell you there are certain things i cannot respond to. there was enough in my prenup
that a gnat couldn't come through it. >> okay. >> there you go. >> wow. >> identi've been involved in a divorce, and prenup is meant to protect both sides. somehow it has a bad word, but the right prenup is protecting the person with the assets and whoever else to be taken care of. this stupidity of putting on too much weight. maybe you shouldn't be getting married. if each one of you puts on ten pounds -- >> that's kind of always been what people have said about it. it's a marriage, it's not a business contract. >> it is -- >> the stigma is gone? >> it is a contract. marriage is a contract. >> it is, but i guess the criticism has always been -- >> you're negotiating the marriage and divorce at the same time. >> at this point, i was getting married and obviously i'm an older guy coming in with a lot of assets. any woman that would have an issue with it and i'd be saying her, i want to protect you also, she'd be sending me a red flag if she has a problem with a prenup. >> i would never allow you to get married without a prenup. >> that's not true.
>> once and for all, i am not a -- i'm like a dad, you've got to stop this. >> i know, but it amuses me. >> you're a dad player. >> i'm a dad. >> your lawyer wouldn't let you get married without a prenup. >> i wouldn't let me get married without a prenup. >> i wouldn't, period. >> all of you if you get married again, prenup all the way? >> yes. >> absolutely. >> last topic, think before they jump. this is the american academy of pediatrics have come out with more information about how dangerous those big trampolines are. nancy, i mean, would you let a child jump at this point? >> they are fun, they are dangerous. 79,000 injuries, i think, last year in this country. there's no -- well -- >> nancy, legally, if you have a trampoline in your backyard and somebody comes in who is not even invited and they jump on the trampoline and break their neck, they can sue you.
you do not need to have a trampoline in your backyard. >> and you don't need anything extra that could cause problems. >> yeah. >> do i need it? no, don't get it. is it dangerous? yes. is it fun? >> they're not doing trampolines, they're going to school. >> savannah, can i ask ritchie to come and unzip me one last time, please? >> what you do off camera is your business. nice going away present. thank you. coming up next, mood boosters to help you beat the mommy blues. but first these messages. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol
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♪ this morning on "today's moms," breaking the mommy blues. busy back to school schedules, crammed routines, sleepless nights all sound familiar. it can set any mom on an emotional roller coaster. there's a few simple diet changes to get you on the right track. joy, good morning. >> good morning. >> well, we know you are what you eat truly. it really sets the mood for the day. >> and by eating the right foods, you really can significantly increase your mood, bump up your energy level and combat some of those ugly pms symptoms. >> so you're going to get us on the right track first fighting those mood swings. first act of defense, you say exercising at least 30 minutes a day. why and how much? >> it doesn't have to be strenuous. it literally can be obviously you can hit the gym. but do yoga or meditation or put your child in a stroller and just walk.
and that's because exercise -- >> mm-hmm. >> lets out feel-good hormones and put you in a better mind set. it needs to be like a prescription. the second thing, you want to eat fatty fish like salmon and sardines at least three times a week. >> you've got an example of some things you can eat. >> i got a little creative over here. salmon sushi, or you can put salmon in a pasta with vegetables. and the reason i'm picking salmon is because it has the type of omega 3 fat called epa. when we look at the research, that tends to be linked to better brain health. and boosting your mood a little bit, more so than the type of omega 3 and things like walnuts and flak seeds. whenever you can, go for the fish. >> how about supplements? >> two supplements that are definitely worth considering, st. john's aid, but they definitely have medicinal effectiveness, you want to speak with your physician because sometimes they're
contraindicated. but you can get both of them over the counter. >> reward yourself, give yourself five-minute congratulations, right? >> every day at a regular time, it could be when you're brushing your teeth, making dinner. think of three things that you did that day that you're either grateful for or you're proud of. maybe you took a friend to the doctor, maybe you didn't lose your temper with your kids or made a healthy dinner. >> we all need that. exactly. next, overcoming fatigue. and starting with a protein-rich snack. >> right. so we know through research that protein helps to activate, wake-up the brain receptors. >> right. >> so you want a protein-rich snack with at least 10 grams, and i love this trail mix because it's locw calorie i add light popcorn and peanuts. it's delicious. you can also spritz it with an oil mister and put cajon seasoning on top. >> yogurt. >> nonfat greek yogurt. >> nice protein in that. >> healthy jerky. you can get salmon jerky, and
turkey jerky. and also a hard-boiled egg. pop out that yolk and put hummus on the inside. >> caffeine, coffee, tea. >> moderate dose, go for green tea or black tea because it has half the amount of coffee. or you could mix regular coffee and decalf. >> relieving pms. >> this is the pms potato. >> i didn't know that. >> it's strategically formulated so it gives you magnesium, calcium, and b-6, and those are three things that help to fight irritability and bloat and mood swings. it's got the potato, black beans, a little bit of salsa and garnish. >> make it good. >> when you're craving chocolate -- >> we're out of time, joy, but you say go for the pudding. >> vanilla nonfat yogurt and 2 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa. >> recipe's on our website. still to come this morning,
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good morning to you. it's 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the santa clara valley water district holding a public meeting over the retrofit project. one of the leaders say they need to fix the dam because it could rupture in the event of a large earthquake. they say the rushing water could flood an area from morgan hill to san jose. voters will have to decide on the tax measure this november ballot to fund the project. today's meeting starts at 4:00 at jackson elementary school in morgan hill. and we'll tell you about it tonight that explains why two bay area faults could be in more danger because of an earthquake that happened across the world. also, ood third-party presidential candidate will visit the bay area today.
roseanne barr will speak in oakland this morning. she is going to show her support for the legalization of marijuana. earlier this week, green party candidate dr. jill stein was in the north bay while the libertarian party candidate gary johnson was at uc berkeley. a look at weather and traffic after the break.
taking a live look at the oakland coliseum, mostly cloudy conditions. clear over san francisco than it is in oakland at this time. everyone's going to get a clear blue sky over the next couple of hours. temperatures warm as a result. 90 in fairfield. 92 in livermore. 80 in san jose today and touching on the low 70s in san francisco. the heat-up continues as we head through tomorrow, kicks into high gear over the weekend. triple-digit heat. mike? >> still patchy fog in spots like the san mateo. slow in spots like the san mateo bridge.
westbound away from us, a smoother drive approaching the high-rise which you can't really see here. getting over to the peninsula, 101 starts to recover as well as 92. but look at this 280. two accidents, one north and southbound. that's causing a considerable slowdown south of 380. that's unusual and unexpected. slow into the south bay as well for your northbound routes. accidents are starting to clear especially the one at saratoga. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us. another local news update for you in half an hour or so. 8 and? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt,
dial it out! i'm offering myself again to tom cruise. i'm offering myself to you. >> that would be amazing. >> you can't offer yourself up, though, there's a whole competition you've got to do apparently. >> it would be good for them to be associated with me, then people wouldn't think they were so ridiculous. >> i don't know about that. >> all right. >> she's good at saying the outrageous, author chelsea handler, she's got legions of loyal admirers, including "time" magazine which made her one of this year's most influential people. and we'll chat with chelsea tomorrow on "today." >> cutting edge. there's another word. >> she's awesome. i love her. >> a diplomatic way. good morning, everyone, i'm savannah gurthrie alongside
natalie morales and tamron hall. >> talking about prints, from bold aspects to mini checks, prints are everywhere this fall. and with a little help from bobbi thomas, how to mix and match the hottest looks without overdoing it. many of us don't know how to put the prints together. >> but tamron's got a good print going on today. >> that's leopard. not by design, pure luck. >> bobbi approved. and could brushing your teeth after a meal really be bad for you? we've been taught to brush after every meal. or what about eating lots of little meals throughout the day. that's another thing that helps you lose weight with your metabolism. why these daily habits may not be so healthy for you after all. and we'll head into the kitchen for a texas style tailgate party. >> we're ready. >> okay. yee-haw. we're making shrimp skewer
courtesy of chef tim love. >> got to bring us some love. we want to check in again with david goggins. how are you feeling? can he hear us? he's breathless. >> can we go back to the clock and see how many he's done or to the countdown? >> 418, so by his count, i think he said he had to have about -- he had to do about 320 or so per hour. >> so he's ahead of that for the world record. again, he has to do 4,023 by tomorrow morning. >> well, imagine he has to go into a zone to keep that going. >> a zone. >> and you don't want to stop and chitchat about chili. >> don't remind me of food because i'm doing the liquid diet. >> you do your little show, i'll be setting a guinness world record. >> let's check in with maria with a check of the weather. >> that'd be tough with the chili and pull-ups. >> right outside the kitchen.
>> but he's in the zone. >> he's in the zone. >> he's tough. >> yeah. that too. that helps. well, as far as the weather, might be a little tough out there right now. it's a little gray, cloudy from newark clear to the southern plains. strong thunderstorms possible in the panhandle. one side of that boundary to the south, it's warm and muggy. to the north, places like chicago, 65 degrees, waking up to a bit of a chill, but count on above-average temperatures in the west, not just for today, but the next several, 10 to 20 good morning to you at home. 9:33 now. a live look from high atop san bruno. the clouds are thinning out but it's a bad situation when it comes to visibility. the numbers are dropping. quarter mile from santa rosa down to novato, about a 2.5 mile visibility. but holding on to three miles or less in san francisco and oakland. but things will dramatically change over the course of the next hour.
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. this morning on bobbie's style buzz. the art of mixing prints from the sidewalk to cat walk, mixed prints are everywhere. here to share quick tips to look like a pro is bobbie thomas. good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot of us have been seeing it everywhere. celebrities have been wearing the trend and seem to know what they're doing, but the rest of us need you to help us out. >> celebrities are pulling off looks that might be a little bolder. you see scarlet johansson and diane kruger. >> what are some common mistakes people make? >> i think sometimes, i think when they don't try to mix and match. sometimes a print can look a little dated if you pair it with a solid, that can be basic. but i think experiment, color is really the key to mixing prints. if you want to jump in. you'll see on my outfit --
>> uh-huh. >> i've got sort of an orange print on top with brown, but the black is really the repetition and so are lines. >> and that's what you say, look for a common color to tie the outfit together. >> common colors are going to be helpful. you'll see with our lovely model mae. great piece, this is liz claiborne at jc penney and the pants $17 at h & m. the key combo is the burgundy, the red that keeps repeating. this one happens to also repeat the black. >> and the red and the polka dots. >> yeah, there are lots of repetitions in general. but the color's going to be the first key to look for. you see the common color here and you'll see also another example here, the common color is the navy and the purple. so this really helps tie them together, but accessories can really anchor your look. you see the black glasses, necklace, and shoes can sometimes tie it together. you can put a red belt and a red shoe to give you a point of reference that can bring the whole ensemble together. >> i love it. also talking about scale, you
say play with scale, as well. because i guess the size of the print really matters too. >> we hear different rules, and there are exceptions. but the general rule if you're looking to do this at home, look for a smaller print like the leopard, which is a great classic. but don't be afraid of a bolder floral print. something a little bigger will complement that. and you can also think of scale in terms of density. the leopard is a tight print, but if you see this sort of scarf, it's a looser, more sparse polka dot. that will complement the leopard. and here, again, like you said size. black and white is a great color combination that most of us can work with, this is only $12 top from jc penney, again, and the pants, it's a similar print, but smaller. >> smaller, right. >> the scale where it's big on top and small on the bottom, another great key to let one lead. >> okay. and finally over here you say also allow for contrasting prints, as well. what do you mean by that? >> what i liked about keisha's
look, this is a color block skirt we see. it's a big trend right now and some people think i pair it with a solid blouse, right? but you can do it with a print. the color block is very structured and the print on top is abstract. so the rule is opposites attract. go for something like you see in this sweater here. this is a chevron pattern that is structured and the brocade is feminine. just like with a feminine floral print top and a skirt that's more masculine with a straight, structured print. so kind of going the opposite way with squiggly lines and straight lines. >> i get it now. >> all of the combinations on our website, but also tips online. it makes it easy. three simple steps. >> she's going to style us all. thank you. >> coming up next, so-called healthy habits that are not as good for you as you might think. but first, these messages. i love cash back. with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card, we earn more cash back for the things we buy most.
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explain. let's jump into the first of the seven. people believe that when you go to the toilet, public restroom, women, we squat. and you think you're being healthy by doing that as opposed to sitting on the seat itself. >> exactly. so at prevention we want you to have good healthy habits and avoid these health traps. when you squat, you contract the pelvic muscles, so you don't empty your bladder completely, which is the perfect set-up for a uti. >> that's a urinary tract infection, which is disaster. >> which is also a disaster. >> so a better option may actually be to use the toilet seat covers, that way you'll empty your bladder frequently. and if you are prone to frequent utis, there's research that shows cranberry juice helps prevent urinary tract infections. >> i think i told you somewhere advertised you can get your own toilet cover you can carry with you when you travel in case they
don't have them. >> you need to do that, sure, go ahead. just don't squat. >> just don't squat. okay, unless you're in the gym. brushing your teeth directly after meals. i think every dentist i've had in my entire life said you're supposed to brush after every meal. >> we know it's a healthy habit. but brushing right after a meal may not be your best bet. >> why? >> because certain foods, like acidic foods, your sodas, fruits, and tomatoes will soften the enamel on your death, so you erode that. it may be a better idea to wait 30 or 60 minutes after a meal before brushing. or another trick is to mix up a solution of baking soda and water and about a 1 to 8 ratio and rinse after the meal with that. >> that's a good idea. next, moving on. grazing or eating small, frequent meals. people tell you you can keep your metabolism stoked. >> i call it the calorie trap. but, if those meals are eaten late into the night, then you're
really increasing your caloric load, which is preventing weight loss and promoting weight gain. i think a neat little tip is to really think about eating in about a 10 to 12-hour window. if you ate breakfast as your first meal at 7:00 in the morning. then you cut off at about 7:00 in the evening and no more eating after that. >> that's good one. 7:00 to 7:00. good one. moving on to the glass of wine or the night cap, or words with friends before bed. that's a bad idea. >> turning that phone down is a great option in terms of silencing the phone, but then using that same device to play games or surf the internet or to do all kinds of other activities, you're not relaxing. the body's not allowed to wind down. you've got to remember that all electronics, your tv, computer, your phone emit a blue light which delays our internal body clock and keeps us wired and awake. so the best idea is to really turn everything off, jump into bed and do something nonelectronic. number five, getting chores
out of the way is a good idea, but you say a chore a day won't keep the doctor away. >> i know we're all guilty of this. we've got those lists, we've got to get them done and we obsess about them until they're done. however, walking into your house after a heavy-duty day and seeing a bunch of clutter, which is stressful, but trying to make yourself de-clutter in a short period of time is equally stressful, spikes your cortisol, drops your health and your health-fighting ability and is not a good idea. sometimes it's a better idea just to relax, put your feet up and don't worry about it. >> on your list you also say don't try to catch up on missed sleep over the weekend and also changing your pillow case weekly does not tackle the problem, you need to change the pillow. >> exactly. wash your pillows. >> thanks. i feel better. i hope you at home feel better. up next, skip the sandwiches at your next tailgate party, tim love is in "today's" kitchen, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
this morning in "today's" kitchen, chili marinated skewers, easy as one, two, three. from tim love, his new ft. worth, texas restaurant is the wood house smoke house which was named to bon appetit magazine's top 50 restaurants of 2012. congratulations. >> thank you. >> you are awesome. we, of course, expect nothing but the best from you. you're making skewers today. this is party of the tailgating theme. forget the hamburgers and hot dogs, let's step it up a notch. >> do something different. they're really easy to make. they have a lot of flavor, a lot of fun. it's different than hamburgers and hot dogs. >> and they're portable. >> that's right. >> we're starting with shrimp. >> you peel the shrimp. >> okay. >> i've got some -- >> onions. >> little bit of red onions, some cilantro. right here. >> i like how you made the marinade with the shrimp in there. >> right. >> roasted garlic, red chile pepper. >> a lot of chili pepper.
>> keep it hot. >> and then we've got some lime juice. >> okay. >> and these marinate for about 15 minutes. >> 15 minutes, that's it? >> yeah. >> that's easy. >> you don't want it sitting too long. >> right. >> as it sits, it'll color up. when you skewer shrimp, you know, natalie, i depend on you for one thing today, i don't know what else i'm going to do. >> i'm not a bon appetit top chef. >> if you were hanging out with me, you would be. look at how we join them together. >> that's a way to do it. >> and also you want to lay out the shrimp on the cutting board so when you skewer them, it goes right through the center. >> and not your finger. >> not your finger and also keeps them flat so when you put them on the grill they're even on the grill. if you skewer on top of each other, they don't get as even. it's real quick, you know, with shrimp it takes about a minute and a half a side, especially
after they set in the lime juice. >> you don't want them rubbery. >> as you're cooking the shrimp, you say to yourself, self, what do i do with the side burner on my grill? >> what do you do? >> little bit of reduction of orange juice and shallots and white wine. so we turn this up, add a little bit of cream to it. this is going to make you cheap for your butter sauce. we don't want to get too complicated with it. >> right. >> so real quickly you just stir in a little bit of butter. and this is a great sauce. >> delicious. >> -- for the shrimp. so just like this. very simple. and i know this is very odd for everybody at home, but i actually have one done. >> okay. through the magic of television. >> crazy how that happens. you can see how quickly -- >> it reduces. >> it multiplies into that sauce, then add a little bit of salt. >> smells good. >> and over here, i've got pork skewers here, which are
beautiful with a little barbecue sauce on top. side burner opportunity. >> right. >> and grilled beef skewers with onions and peppers on top. and i'm going to let you do that. >> do i drizzle on top? >> drizzle on top. act like a hero. >> i'm a hero. >> i knew you could do it. >> you know who is a real american hero, though? >> who? >> is dave goggins right now hard at work. >> he's working? >> he's working for the record. >> how are you feeling? >> i feel pretty good. >> you feel pretty good? am i distracting you in the zone? >> no, you're doing good. >> you've got your team here, peanut butter for protein. you need anything? >> i need people to donate money. >> we're going to donate. and i'm going to help you. right now we need people to donate. ready?
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up their cases today. and if all goes as planned, closing arguments will happen monday. if convicted, madden, could face up to four years in prison. a marin county judge grant add trial delay for an alleged serial killer but not as much time as he wanted. he wanted the trial postponed from november to february. the judge agreed to push jury selection until january. he is acting as his own attorney. he's hired and fired a series of advisory lawyers. he claims he needs more time to prepare with his latest adviser. naso is accused of killing four northern california women from the 1970s to the 1990s. another nice day in store for us. let's check the forecast with christina loren. good morning. >> good morning to you. not too bad today. tomorrow, starts to get hot. this weekend, talking triple-digit heat. live picture of the golden gate bridge. fog bank forced to st surface. the marine layer creating visibility issues. not the case in san jose.
a little hazy but the same deal with the particulate matter out in our atmosphere. as a result, the visibilities drop off. highs today work out like this. 75 in fremont. 92 in livermore. your seven-day in just moments. first, check your drive with mike. >> look at the peninsula. south 280 slow, south of 380. the accident finally cleared. another accident 101 right at the 92 interchange. we'll get a look at the south bay. 280 is the worst of the slowing. northbound coming underneath 880. back to you. >> mike, thanks so much. for the latest updates, find us on facebook.
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number three it's not everyone's coming, it's not just me. number two, live on monday, be there we want you. number one, we're having rocky top fourth hour fun. woo. >> it makes me enjoy your ihoda section, honestly. whatever we're paying you, sara, it ain't enough. >> you know what i did yesterday? >> you went and got lasered. >> i got lasered. >> why do you want to bring that up? >> i don't enjoy talking about it. i don't enjoy going and doing it. you know what happens? if you miss one, you have to go back again. you have to column the regimented rules. you know what the laser lady told me? men are coming in there and getting done downstairs. >> know. >> she said it's the thing. they're doing it. >> let's see a show of hands
here. not one guy, hoda. i don't believe it. >> they said it's guys who are athletes who say they don't want any kind of chafing. it's men whose girlfriends want it. >> oh, oh. >> i'm just letting you know. it left a terrible impression with me and i want to share it with you. >> there is another thing they're doing in india. we are not going to do that. no. it's bleaching cream in the same area. how did people lust after one another for centuries and centuries before there was waxing, before there was any creams, any of that stuff. there was just -- >> yes. regular. what god gave you. that's a laser. >> i don't get it. >> your hair looks good. >> i don't get that either. there is some good news in this world which is full of nothing but bad news. the nfl is back in business. i don't think they had much choice but to give into the guys' demands.
>> they had a all that terrible publicity. they had an 11th hour meeting. the new refs, the old new ones. >> the tentative deal was reached around midnight last night. started in june. i didn't realize they had been battling so long. eight-year agreement. good. the longest agreement for game officials in history. >> they increased the salaries were an average of, i think it was 100 -- >> i lost it. $149,000 a year last year. by 2019 it will 205,000. >> what are we drinking? >> i have no idea. >> who cares? >> have you heard about this bernanke? this is also something a lot of people care about. the iphone 5 is out. >> there are lines out there. people are dying to get their hands on an iphone 5.
someone decided to have fun with this. there are a bunch of people lined up. there is a tv spoof called awesome tv. they decided to have fun with people outside waiting for the iphone 5. take a look. >> you guys excited? how long you guys been waiting? 2:00 in the afternoon for real? how long you been waiting? >> it's not broken. it's probably broken. >> i can't believe nobody is rushing to steal them. there is some good news. >> they are shards. there is nothing left. i think they added in sound effect for the people there.
those iphone 5s are so coveted. they are the thing. i know you don't want one, you don't care about one. >> i feel bad for the people who can't get one or afford one. one thing most people seem to be able to afford in drove is fast food. there is good news about that or bad news if you're not on the list. >> zagots went to look for the best fast foods. the best coffee is starbucks. >> when that was announced a lot of people took umbrage. it's a personal taste issue. a lot of people said they preferred dunkin' donuts or mcdonald's or coffee bean. >> they did. the best burger, again, five guys. just look at it. >> just don't put those green peppers on it and an onion. >> best french fries. >> this surprises me. i used to love the mcdonald's
one. ever since they took out the animal fat stuff. >> the best value meal is mcdonald's, as well. you get the most for your money. best fried chicken kfc. the best salad is wendy's. >> i wonder why? >> i don't know. >> best fish, long john silvers. >> best grilled chicken? >> chick-fli-a. and rita's italian ice. and this is steak and shake. >> you don't know who i bad i wish i could drink milk right now. >> you have that other thing you can drink. >> the professions that need the most coffee, i thought it would have been this survey came from career builder and dunkin donuts. number five, nurses. number 4, market and pr people. number three, sales rep. number 2, scientist and the
number one people who need coffee, food prep service workers. people who work crazy hours. we've played six. >> you don't drink a lot. you're not a huge. >> two cups in the morning. >> then when you get here -- >> not really. sometimes i do. sometimes just 2:00 in the morning when i'm praying for you. sexy shoe competition. remember i won it last year. >> what do you mean you won it? >> i recall. it was valentino. remember everybody? won the overall judging. >> let's look. i don't know from which direction i should tell you. but is this the direction, pam? >> that's roger -- no, christian dior. >> this one is jose -- it's hard to see
>> this one is -- nicholas kirk something. kirk land. >> i'm sorry. you guys. this is very little. >> this one i can't tell. >> which one would you pick? pick unand i'll pick un. >> i don't like platform. i'm going with christian dior this year. >> i'm going to go with the sexy boo boot. >> you would never wear that. >> how would you know if i would wear that or never? >> tell me if you'd wear that. >> i kind of like that one. >> all right. i kind of like that one. >> you picked the one i can't read of course. nicholas kirkwood. >> you got the voting starts through october 11th. you can go on footwear news.com. they're going to announce the winner on october 16th. >> we have an interesting gentleman upstairs in our stewed quo. >> let's show you the before picture. this is a guy who used to weigh,
i think it was 297 pounds. that's him on the left. he is now a navy seal. he dropped tons of weight and he's out to break a world record upstairs. he's doing the most pullups in a 24-hour period. so far he's done 646 pullups since this morning around 8:00 i think he started. >> unbelievable. >> this guy -- look at that. oh, my god. he's not the continually eat of course. which means you take bathroom breaks. he's got to be in such a zone. he's got the headphones on. it would be interesting to know what's going on in his ipod. >> he's going to do it all night. >> i guess he is. >> he's raising it for a very good cause. the special operations warrior foundation. you can contribute. >> we'll join him later and show him how to do it properly.
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know there is a lot of hot going on here. it's a girls trip. >> paula is a great person. she is a great mom, a great wife and she works really hard. we are really excited she can have this experience. >> i know you called your husband when you were outside. what did he say? >> he laughed and he's excited. >> we are going to make him smile, i think, right? what do you think about this whole thing? >> it's exciting. this is too cool. >> paula is here with her girls. judy, mary, becky and jane. ladies, please keep your blindfolds on till you give you the green light. here is paula before. let's see the new you. oh, wow! oh, my gosh! take off your blindfolds. >> you look beautiful. >> ready to see yourself? you can put your glasses on.
>> you have a little lipstick on your teeth, honey. >> look at the rest of you. who cares. >> this dress is gorgeous. >> you look amazing. >> look right at camera 12. >> this is a perfect example of finding the inner hot. this was a hot girl that just did not do a thing to emphasize any of her great features. of course i got rid of the gray hair. >> thank you. >> that will hopefully make your happy. i know it will. it just looks so great with your hair color. the haircut is by mayuki. >> absolutely amazing. >> awesome. >> what a trip to new york with paula. >> that dress fits her like a glove. >> look at that body. >> she can wear it. >> paplom is a great trend for
fall and winter. this is a great way to get in on it. this is one piece. peplum is a big trend. >> allison van duzen, 51 from montana. she hasn't worn a stitch of make-up since she was 17. she jumped at the chance to get a glam new look. >> you were jumping up and down a lot. i'm not going to ask you to reenact this. you really want this. >> i do. i'm here in new york with my best friend donna. i had a job interview yesterday. i'm changing jobs. i'm going from being an outdoor person. i still want to be an outdoor person to doing more humanitarian work. >> that is so nice. we'll give you a glamorous look.
>> glamour. i almost don't know what that is. >> there is her best friend donna over there. let's take one last look at allison and bring out the new allison. the indoor allison. >> oh, my god! >> she couldn't take it. >> bad girl. >> look how crazy this one is. >> look at yourself. you look amazing. i didn't even recognize myself. >> you look sensational. >> i was going to say our hair color is almost the same. i like looking at myself there instead of there. >> how adorable do you look. pull yourself away for just a moment. tell us about the hair.
>> she was a forest ranger and now wants to work with doctors without borders. good luck with that job. this is so easy to add a pinch of glamour. this is just what a little bit of hair color does. a great haircut. the make-up as always is soft and pretty. it's minimal. just a little bit of lipstick will do and give you that glamorous look no matter what you are. >> she is not a forest ranger in that outfit. >> right. >> we wanted to go in a different direction. we went all out. this is a wrap dress from maggie london. she was like, can i wear my hiking boots? we gave her these boots. >> i can't believe it. you have great hair. >> big round of applause. paula, come back and join us. >> thank you, thank you. >> do you flat iron your hair to death? never throw out old make-up? >> we'll help break bad beauty habits. [ woman ] dear chex cereal, you've done the impossible.
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the 31-year-old suspect was taken into custody just a few minutes ago p. concerns over the spread of west nile virus and they are prompting mosquito fogging in the east bay tonight. spraying is scheduled to take place in brenwood in an area boardered by sellers avenue, balfour road in the south and brentwood boulevard. it should last for several hours. health officials say stay indoors and close your windows if you live in that area. also, make sure your pets are inside and your plants are covered. coming up after the break, we'll take a look at the forecast and the roads.
the time is 10:29. right on time. that fog is now clearing san francisco. look at all this blue. a lot of sunshine out there. and that's going to warm us up rapidly. up to 93 degrees in fairfield. 90 in livermore. 75 in fremont and 71 in san francisco. let's check on the drive. >> a little gray but that's not a big deal. toll plaza moving. look at the south bay. still clearing but slow for 880. we have landscape work going on between the alameda and bonny doon expressway. >> mike, thanks so much. stay tuned and join jon kelley and i in 30 minutes. nbc bay area news at 11:00 starts then.
we are here with more of "today" with "today's beauty" and bad habits that are hard to break. >> we have a lipstick and foundation that's been in our bathroom more than a year or a blush brush you've never cleaned. >> here is how hoda can break the bad beauty cycle. >> you look darling today. >> thank you. >> she busted in and stole it. >> we know. shall we talk about hoda's bag. >> we busted and sold her make-up bag. >> be careful when you open up things. >> there are little old things in here. >> that has nothing but germs on it. >> it's fine. >> how long has it been in there? >> i don't know, but i need it. >> you put in a fresh one, honey. >> okay. let me show you this. i'm glad you didn't open this.
you have to be very careful when you pop it open. i like it. >> tell us about cleaning that brush. >> i don't. i buy a new one every now and then. >> this makes it very easy. you've got to clean your brushes because they collect a ton of bacteria and you put it back on your skin. you can get eye infections. >> i never get any of those things, but go on. you spray the stuff on? >> make-up companies have come out with brush sanitizers. clinique makes one $14, spritz it on your brush and wipe it with a tissue. it drys instantly. >> this has never been cleaned. ever. >> you did admit to me over there. i never use any of that stuff. she just carries it around. >> i will say -- >> you think it was dirty? >> oh! >> yikes, hoda.
>> that's bad. >> that is nasty. okay. i'm disgusted with myself. let's move on. >> imagine how america feels. >> you're so funny. we torture our hair every day. it's the number one cause of hair damage and color fading. we are not saying throw out your blow dryer, but if you can take one break a week. it feels softer and healthier. one day a week off. if you have fine hair, women skip conditioner, pantene aqua light, the lightest conditioner on the planet. i promise it will not weigh down your hair. it is a dream for any woman with fine hair. >> is it okay to give your hair a break and keep your conditioner in for a day? >> absolutely. >> let it wash out the next day. >> it's good for it. it's kind of a mini treatment. >> that was good information. >> for a change. >> what else? >> attacking a zit.
we've all done it. >> you can't let it sit there throbbing. it could go oaf and any moment and hurt somebody. >> you can't do just nothing, but picking at it can leave a scar. take an ice cube or a couple and put it in a paper towel. hold it against the spot for a couple minutes. take it off for a minute. repeat this a couple of times. it takes down the readiness and swelling beautifully. >> what if it's full of pus? >> it needs to be set free. >> if it's full of pus. cover it with an acid treatment like neutrogena. put on your concealer so you cover it and treat it. >> event's it's got to do something. >> if it erupts, cover it with powder. once it gets crusty. >> we don't like damp, moist or crusty. >> or rancid. >> old make-up. >> this i'm throwing out.
i'm going to get you a new one. >> thank you. >> once your make-up looks like this, it collected a lot of bacteria. just like the brushes. you want to replace it regularly. >> how often? >> mascara every three months. anything a liquid or cream every six months. lipstick is good for a year. powder, they say two years, but once you get down to the pan, get rid of it. get a new one. >> last thing. biting your nails. such a hard habit to break. it's a form of self-comfort. rub on a yummy smelling hand cream. gives you that same self-comfort. >> why wouldn't you want to choose more? >> it interrupts the emotional cycle that leads to biting. >> you're so smart and fancy. >> these bitter-tasting nail polishes, if you put these on your nails, you'll never bite again. >> thank you so much. you don't have to skip
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>> that's music, hoda. we are back with madelyn's food fight. we are battling our dessert. >> not all sugary streets are bad for you. here is "today" diet and nutrition editored a ivillage contributor madelyn fernstrom. >> here are two favorites. we have apple pie and apple crisp. does apple crisp have more calories, same or less than apple pie. >> it has more. >> less. >> who got it? >> it has less. >> it sass the same, about 375 calories. a lot of extras. >> but it's so delicious. >> i thought it was the crust. >> eat whichever one you like in moderation. >> who doesn't love cheesecake? one slice has got 700 calories. if you swap this out for a low
carb cheesecake are you going to save 150 calories or 300 calories? >> you're going to save 150. >> you're a smart girl. you know why that is? >> no. she doesn't know. >> you're only substituting low carb means cut the sugar out. better thing is to get two forks and share with someone else. >> i think i understood that, but i'm not sure. >> fancier french desserts. we have creme brulee and chocolate mousse. one is lower in calorie, which one? >> chocolate mousse. >> one is 450, the other is 350. fast food desserts. true or false. mcdonald's fruit and yogurt parfait, cinnamon twists from
taco bell. all three have 200 calories or less. >> or less? s no. false. ha-ha. >> if i say nothing and she is wrong. >> it is true. 200 calories are less. >> look how teeny that wendy's shake is. >> it satisfies a little sweet tooth. >> that's right. >> not yours the size of north dakota. >> look how good it would taste. a few bites is enough. >> let's go to something that may interest you more. how about tieramisu. >> i think it would be more than 400. >> it would be right. it's 510 and 32 grams of fat. >> you have three and i have one? >> imagine that. >> she thinks this is a tiebreaker. >> you can finish up strong. the brownie sundae.
how far would you have to walk to burn up the calories in this dessert? s it's about 100 calories per mile. five miles, eight miles or 11 miles. >> go ahead. >> i think i'll say eight miles. >> you would be wrong. >> what were the other two? >> five or 11. >> i think it's definitely 11. >> it's about 1,100 calories. >> i already knew it. >> now we are at the tiebreaker. >> you heard of brud pudding. it's a well-known comfort food. yes? thrifty cooks want to save the bread and not throw it away. this serving is about 350 calories. here are the ingredients. which one is not part of this dessert. sugar, eggs, milk or cream? >> milk. >> no. >> cream. >> it's the cream.
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