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distribution of creek seek kreet /* seek create material. >> thanks for joining us. good morning, breaking overnight, anthony weiner's chief spokesperson apologizing for launching into a profanity laced tirade when he said he's here to stay. >> quit isn't the way we roll in new york city. one of baseball's biggest stars is about to be suspended on the on going crack down on performance enhancing drugs. how did such a promising career end up here? and pregnant paws. why the national zoo is closing part of it's most popular exhibit today. wednesday, july 3 1st, 2013.
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from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to today on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie with al roker and natalie morales and a bird. we have to address a little wildlife issue we have. >> going to change the theme song to the show to born free. we have a bird that has taken up residence in our studio over the last day and a half and refuses to leave. if you hear chirping in the background. >> now you know why. >> but he's tweeting. >> yeah, twitter handle now. >> i wore this dress so the bird would feel completely at home. >> he'll either land you on or my head. >> we did have animal control here overnight trying to get him out. >> humanely. >> exactly right. >> we have a busy morning in the news. a lot of politics to get to
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including new twists in the anthony weiner cscandal. >> republicans are facing issues of their own with a war of words with chris christie and rand paul. we'll get to that in a few minutes. >> the democratic drums are beating loudly for anthony weiner to step out of the race for new york mayor but the former congressman keeps stepping up and now his campaign has another scandal. more bad news for weiner's bid to become new york city mayor. his director is apologizing after a tirade against an intern that gave information to the daily news. in a statement she writes in a moment of frustration i used inappropriate language in what i thought was an off the record conversation. it was wrong and i'm sorry.
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sometime people say to me this campaign is rough, you may want to quit. >> reporter: tuesday anthony weiner issued another defiant response to the growing calls for him to get out of the race in the form of a simple one minute campaign commercial. >> quit isn't the way we roll in new york city. we fight through tough things. we're a tough city. >> reporter: political campaigns for new york city mayor aren't supposed to get this kind of national attention and weiner is struggling to stay on a local message. >> you know, i'm here in the bronx to talk about things that are important to the middle class and those struggling to make it. >> reporter: last week weiner admitted he sent lewd text messages to women even after his resignation to congress. his campaign manager quit and his poll numbers have taken a big hit. support from his mayoral run has dropped from 26% to 15%. when asked if he engaged in sexting since this latest incident he gave an answer
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saying you can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but it was a year ago. >> it's not about the candidates and the campaign or me. this is about helping new yorkers because they understand this is about them. >> reporter: here's the problem for weiner, the latest polling shows that 65% of new york city voters feel this scandal is an appropriate topic for the campaign and a majority of voters think it's time he stepped out. savannah. >> stephanie, thank you. let's turn to nbc's david gregory. he's moderator of "meet the press." good morning to you. >> good morning savannah. >> a lot of people are asking how long can weiner stay in but if he has campaign money in the bank and a high tolerance for humiliation every day in the tabloids, do you assume he stays in until election day. >> i think some part of his mind thinks if he can just get through this period that some of this will die down. may not completely go away but will die down enough for him to at least get back to talking about some of the issues he wants to talk about.
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he likes to say it's not about him. it is about him. it's about his behavior and about him lying to the public about whether he was a changed person after re-signing from the congress. if he continues on this path, he is losing in the polls right now and falling farther behind but he hopes, at least that he's got some time on his side to break out of it. >> even before this latest scandal erupted people thought the goal for weiner is not necessarily to win but even to get through a campaign, answer the questions, go through the gauntlet and cleanse himself so that he can run for mayor the next time around. is that even a possibility now. >> look, anything is possible. but i don't see it based on what's happened now. i think the biggest issue for him is public trust. that's why you see the polling about people thinking this is a legitimate issue. this is not delving into his personal life. it's his active life. he's not coming clean with the voters in new york. he's having to wage a national campaign because there's so much interest in this.
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even though he's in 4th place. we wouldn't pay attention to any other 4th place candidate in a race but it's unclear whether he has gotten over this behavior. it's about him and public trust and whether he stopped this behavior. >> i want you to stand by david and come back in a moment. we want a take on another big story. a heated feud on the republican side between new jersey governor chris christie and kentucky senator rand paul. peter is at the white house with that story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. these men have been mixes it up for days and the way they are trading words recently has many people convinced that the 2016 republican presidential campaign is well underway. >> this is the king of bacon talking about bacon. >> reporter: the latest in this political beef is about pork. a republican family feud growing nastier by the sound bite. kentucky senator rand paul. >> governor christie and others have been part of this give me,
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give me, give me. give me all this money. >> reporter: versus new jersey governor chris christie. >> maybe he should look at the spending he brings home to kentucky. >> reporter: the first jab thrown last thursday with christie bashing lawmakers like paul that oppose some nsa surveillance programs. >> we came a long way from where we began. >> reporter: by references the victims of 9/11. >> these intellectual debates, i want them to come to new jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. and they won't. >> reporter: paul fired back on fox news. >> it's really, i think, kind of sad and cheap that he would use the cloak of 9/11 victims and say, oh, i'm the only one who cares about these victims. hogwash. >> reporter: on tuesday christie swatted away his rival's attack. >> his response is something personal against me. just get in line on that front.
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>> reporter: both republicans sharpening their elbows. a possible review of things to come in 2016. this fight isn't just about two strong personalities. it also highlights the stark contrast of competing ideologies within the republican party right now. the tea party on one side and more conservatives on the other with the future direction of the gop at stake. >> peter alexander at the white house. thank you. let's bring david gregory in. two colorful characters. both have a way with words. both potential contenders for 2016 but this is about the heart of the republican party and the direction it wants to go. >> there will be a big fight in the party in part going back to 201 saying we didn't have somebody conservative in mitt romney and therefore we lost. there's a lot of people in the party saying that. this is going to be a big split about the role of government. whether it's spending and taxes or the more liberal speak
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fighting against the surveillance programs and other things. that's where the fight started over national security. chris christie is going to be much more traditional as a strong national security hawk within the republican party. >> all right. david gregory. great to get your take on political stories this morning. thank you very much. sentencing dpins today in the case of the largest link of classified information in u.s. history. >> good morning. army private bradley manning faces up to 136 years in prison for leaking dpovgovernment secr to the website wikileaks but he was found not guilty on the charge of aiding the enemy. jim joins us this morning. >> reporter: the sentencing hearings begin today in the same military court that found bradley manning guilty on 20 counts of espionage and flaurau. 700,000 secrets handed over to
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the wikileaks website. the judge did find bradley not guilty, the most serious charge of aiding the enemy which could have brought a life sentence. by bringing the charge it was clear that the government was out to throw the book at manning and put him away at life for a strong warning to any future potential leakers. manning still faces a maximum sentence of 136 years. while it's likely it will be far less than that. it's expected that the 25-year-old manning will spend most of the rest of his life in a military prison. all right. thank you. shocking new details this morning in the deadly train crash in northern spain last week. we now know exactly how fast the driver was going at the time and what he was doing just seconds before the train derailed. michelle kosinski is in our london bureau with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: hi, natalie. just as planes have black boxes this train had one. the train was going 120 miles
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per hour when he should have been doing 50 just before he took the curve and he was on the phone. data emerging from this spanish train crash paints still an u y uglier picture of what happened. showing the experienced driver, francisco garzon blasting along at 119 miles per hour and then suddenly trying to break in the 50 miles per hour zone. at the moment it twisted, crashed and flew off the tracks the tin was going 95 and black box stages shows at the time garzon was talking on the phone with the train company. court documents say it sounded like he was also looking at documents. >> unfortunately it was not surprise. more and more in these kind of transportation accidents, you look toward distraction. what's happened before in chatsworth, california, an accident, a head on collision where an engineer blew through a red light, a stoplight and went
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head on into a freight train. he was texting just 22 seconds before the accident. >> reporter: in spain, a memorial service honored the 79 dead including two americans. dozens more are still in the hospital. 22 in critical condition. from the beginning this driver has taken responsibility for his actions. the spanish press reports he told the court he had a momentary lapse and forgot where he was on the tracks. he's now accused of 79 counts of reckless homicide. natalie. michelle in our london bureau. thanks so much. on a much lighter note vice president joe biden is leaving the door slightly open this morning to appearing as a guest host during today's 9:00 hour. it all started on tuesday when we were talking about biden's breakfast with hilary clinton prompting al to extend the information on the air. >> would the vice president come in and fill in on the 9:00?
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>> just for the day. >> for the day? >> just for the day? >> well it didn't take long for the vice president to respond. biden posted this on twitter. keep the door open al roker. who knows, maybe hilary clinton and i can co-host. >> then al responded tweeting -- go ahead al. >> i will make my famous bacon waffles for you. >> we haven't even had them. >> it's the perfect transport system for bacon, syrup and butter. >> for cholesterol. >> it's fantastic. >> but the invitation is there. >> as long as you like birds you'll fit right in. >> open arms. >> keep tweeting, al. >> mr. vice president we welcome you here. >> we'll start a campaign for that. >> let's get a check of the weather. let's show you what we've got. it's been wet throughout the eastern seaboard. 92% above average rainfall for cleveland for the summer so far. you get into the northeast. 49% in new york. 59% with 7 inches of rain in washington and you head down to
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the south. more problems there and that's why grocery prices are going to be going up because produce is rotting in the fields because rainfall average is anywhere from 20 to 80% above normal. more rain moving into the southeast and mid-atlantic states as well. we're looking at anywhere from two to three more inches of rain. up to an inch of rain here in the northeast in the next 48 hours. we have your local forecast coming up in just 30 seconds. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] if you can't stand the heat, get off the test track. get the mercedes-benz you've been burning for at the summer event, going on now at your authorized mercedes-benz dealer. but hurry, offers end july 31st. good wednesday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina
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loren. the iconic golden gate bridgeñ+ socked in with the iconic fog. this will keep temperatures below seasonable averages today. 82 liver more. typically we hit upper 80s this time of year. 70 fremont. 59, that's it, san francisco today. but hey warmer days. getting into the weekend, we reach seasonal averages, summer air returns sunday. and that's your latest weather, matt. al, thanks very much. new information on the sout brek that sickened hundreds of people across the country. one source has been identified. janet is at the centers for disease control in atlanta. janet, good morning to you. >> reporter: the cdc reporting this morning 372 people have been sickened by scyclospora.
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they're focussing on a prepackaged salad mix as the possible culprit. >> investigators are working to pinpoint the course from the outbreak. 372 people have been sickened in 15 states. health officials are making progress. the number of new cases has twindell twi dwindled after a peak in mid june. they identified the source of the outbreak in two states, iowa and nebraska. zeroing in on a prepackaged salad mix with iceberg, romaine lettuce, red cabbage and carrots. >> we found common distribution networks. common supplies. we believe that it's entirely linked. >> reporter: officials aren't naming the brands involved but the product has been off super market shelves for more than a month and no longer poses a threat. >> what we have been consistently telling them is continue to eat salad. >> reporter: but they're unable to say whether the outbreaks are
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all related. it can be nasty causing flu-like symptoms that can last up to a month. symptoms include diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea and fatigue. danny got sick at the end of june after getting take out from a local restaurant. his doctor told him it was cyclospora. in three weeks he lost 12 pounds. >> it's something i wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. it's bad. >> reporter: the best way to protect yourself from the bug is to thoroughly wash all fruits and vegetables and savannah that includes those that have already been washed or say they have already been washed. you should go through that process a second time. >> all right. thank you very much. a lot of excitement at the national zoo in washington this morning. part of the panda house is closed because apparently one of it's guests maybe expected. kelly o'donnell has that story. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. after the world's joy over the
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royal baby, just wait. there is real excitement here among zoo visitors and panda experts about the possibility of a new giant panda cub. there's only four zoos in the u.s. that have giant panda. all of them on loan from china. there's excitement about a new arrival in 40 to 50 days. >> reporter: great expectations. one of washington d.c.'s most famous couples. >> they're cute and neat and the kids love it. >> reporter: giant pandas could, and we must stress could, have a new addition on the way. >> it's exciting because baby pandas are adorable. >> reporter: smithsonian's national zoo panda cam gives everyone a 24/7 glimpse but mother nature is mysterious and false pregnancies are common. they made a video showing an ultrasound machine done on her. zoo keepers are collecting clues
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like a spike in her hormones last friday. >> you can't tell from her behavior. the only way is she either gives birth or you might get an ultrasound imagine. >> reporter: this potential happy news is all the sweeter after the sudden death of her newborn last september. the zoo hoped to try again. skip the panda romance, she was artificially inseminated in march. maybe we'll see a baby panda boom just two weeks ago zoo atlanta welcomed twins. >> there haven't been twins born in the u.s. for 25 years. >> reporter: back in d.c., the father seems unphased inside the panda house where the den will be kept out of public view. she is more noise sensitive so the zoo is asking for quite. she may be harder to see for awhile but visitors can get their fill of panda bears, panda everything in the souvenir shop. and the panda exhibit here does remain open. it's just the part where she
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will be denning that will be closed and that big shhh sign tells everybody to keep it down. there were only about 1600 pandas around the world which makes this possible arrival all the more special. savannah. very exciting. kelly o'donnell at the zoo in washington. thank you very much. >> the definition of a nanosecond is the time between giving birth of a little panda and somebody describing it as being the size of a stick of butter. >> they are tiny. >> look how cute. >> quite. she is sleeping. >> invading her privacy. >> she needs her pregnancy rest. >> we don't know if she is pregnant. >> she requested pickles and ice cream. >> we shall find out. the epic fall from grace of one of sport's biggest names. is alex rodriguez about to be banned from baseball for life? >> and the new book on jesus that sparked a fire storm over the author's controversial claims and one very uncomfortable interview. we'll hear from him. but first, this is "today" on
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go to today and make your business dream a reality. at we put the law on your side. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. the city of oakland one step closer to banning certain items from protests. early this morning council member giving preliminary approval to ban hammers, wrenches, spray paint slingshots from demonstrations. it was an intense meeting. final vote in september. if it gets approval, ordinance is subject to review after two years. >> goodwill closing its san francisco and burlingame warehouses after workers spotted a bunch of bedbugs. much of what was found inside the warehouse has been thrown out. that is good news. bug sniffing dogs out at both warehouses today to try to sniff out all of the bedbugs. the goodwill says it hopes to have its warehouses cleared of
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all bugs and ready to open by the end of the week. after 35 years, malibu grand prix is taking its last lap very, very soon. the center visible from highway 101 in redwood city features go-karts, miniature golf, batting cages. the general manager says, sad but true, with the reduced rent it has not been making money. malibu grand prix will officially close up slop on august 18th. that is a bummer. we love go-karts. christina loren, a good day to get a final lap over there. >> yes, certainly. and that miniature golf course is going to be packed likely with all of the people hearing news. good weather for palestinian tur golf today. low clouds out there. this is sunol, moved inland. lots of low cloud cover at the coast. 39 flight -- 39-minute flight delays out of sfo. we should those improving through 11:00 am today. 76 in santa teresa. staying comfortable as we head
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through the next few days. then crank up the heat, saturday into sunday. that drive's picking up. check on rush hour. >> bay bridge toll plaza, backup and it's backed up to west grant. making its way to the maze. an earlier crash as we look at the map traoward treasure islan. upper deck should reinstate. metering lights slowed as a result. slower northbound 101 and 28 jamming up. new crash 101 and 87 should move to the center.
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[ music playing ] >> 7:30 now on this wednesday morning, the 31st of july, 2013. the summer is just flying by. we're all of bird references this morning. a great group out on the plaza starting their day with us. if they come back on friday they'll get a live concert from one of the hottest acts in country music right now. the band perry. part of the toyota summer concert series. good morning everyone. i'm savannah guthrie along side with matt lauer and natalie morales. >> they drew a huge crowd. should be a fun concert. an author of a new book that claims that jesus was a troublemaker. the confrontational interview that questions his own religious
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believes that have people talking. >> which celebrities made it on vanity fair's best dressed list? we'll reveal the picks for the first time anywhere. >> and gwenneth paltrow on how she stays to lean. >> it's reportedly threatening the career of one of baseball's stars. jenna wolf is here with the latest on this. >> good morning to you. they report this morning that alex rodriguez is one of nine players that will be suspended as early as this week. so could this spell the end of a. rod? >> reporter: he was by all accounts baseball's savior. now sports illustrated says we're in the last days of a. rod. the player that was supposed to heal the damage done by the steroid era maybe in danger of becoming it's poster boy. >> one of the most astonishing
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talents the game has ever seen. >> reporter: good-looking, hard working, clean and loaded with talent. the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs he was on pace to break barry bonds all time record of 762. it was enough to earn him baseball's two biggest contracts ever. totaling half a billion dollars. in 2004 he followed the bright lights to new york, yankee stadium where he told matt he was living a dream. >> i look forward to being the best baseball player i can be for the coolest team in the world. >> so how could someone with so much potential fall so quickly from grace? first there was the steroid scandal despite denying it in 2007. >> for the record have you ever used steroid, human growth hormone or any other performance enhancing substance? >> no. >> at a press conference in the spring of 2009, a very different answer. >> i experimented with a banned
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sub trans that triggered a positive test. >> reporter: when the tabloids took aim the fans followed. then there was his play on the field. never quite good enough when it mattered most. at least not for the money he was making. there were other distractions as well. hip surgery kept him in and out of rehab for the last two seasons. this photo shoot from details magazine of a. rod kissing his own reflection certainly didn't make things better. nor has his flair for hollywood. he has been linked to kate hudson, cameron diaz and had a rumored fling with madonna. a. rod's lawyers made it clear, they'll fight any suspension and ban if and when it comes. >> we're left with a guy, if any kind of ban comes down where you're questioning whether he has been associated with peds his entire career. >> it's more than just about his legacy. the yankees still owe him about $100 million over the next four years. money they might not need to pay
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if he is suspended, matt. >> thank you very much. mike is a columnist for the new york daily news. good to see you. hey, matt. >> i keep trying to figure out a way to compare this to another sports fall from grace and the only name is lance armstrong. >> yeah, you can throw mike tyson in there for what happened to him. a completely different case and tiger woods. it wasn't so long agatha o that had a stunning fall from grace. >> but if you look back to a. rod's days playing in seattle he was so young. he was so promising. people thought this guy is going to change the game of baseball. what happened? >> first of all, not only is he one of the most talented players i ever saw but you wonder how much of it came out of a bottle or at the end of the needle. he's also one of the biggest phonies in the history of the planet. >> why do you say that? >> i've never met anyone more
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insecure or needy than alex rodriguez. people got that about him. even before he came to new york he is bad mouthing derek jeter and then he was surprised people didn't embrace him. >> let's talk about this season. he had the hip surgery but he was going to come back and this was going to be the year at 37 years old. he just turned 38. but at 37 years old this was going to be the year he would make a run at history. >> 660, willie mayes home run total. and 3,000 hits. but now is he not going to get near 3,000 hits, it's probably become the summer of 3,000 lawyers instead. >> let's talk about the case against him. it's important to remind people that this time, this is not from all reports about a positive drug test. this is about nonanalytical positives which means e-mails, texts, his name in books and he may appeal this. by the way, there's also a
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possible case of obstruction of justice that jenna just talked about. so does he have a legitimate shot at appealing a suspension if it comes down? >> well, i think, depending on what he is facing and if there is some plea bargaining going on. they say there's no plea bargaining. i think when they sweated him in tampa they wanted him to know exactly what they had. it's more than diaries. it's e-mails and they started to let him know what they had. does he have a chance to win on appeal? yeah, ryan brawn got appealed a year and a half ago but now he takes a 65 game back. >> quote from the sports illustrated article. quote, i want to be a role model, continue to be a role model, especially to my girls. so all the noise sometimes gets on my nerves, but that's it. he wants to be a role model. do you think this is a guy who fully understands the trouble he faces? >> if he doesn't then he's in complete denial or living on the
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planet alex. you know, most kids figure out how to cheat at the age of 9 or 10 so i don't think anybody needs him to be a role model for that. everything he has done, matt. he did to himself. every public relations decision he made he made himself. he has put himself into this situation. everybody is closing in on him. i don't know if he can get out of this this time. >> mike, as always, thank you very much. appreciate it. it's 7:37. let's get a check of the weather from al. matt, thank you so much. talk about multitasking, mom was taking a picture and she has her daughter. who is this. >> tessa. >> tessa. where are you from? >> vermont. >> probably making maple syrup in their spare time. thank you so much. let's show you what we temperature-wise. high fire danger in the pacific northwest and they could be looking at dry thunderstorms that are going to set off more wildfires from utah all the way into the pacific northwest. look at these temperatures. central texas getting up into
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the 100s. dallas, midland, all over 100 today. 70s and 80s in the northeast. we have rain getting ready to move into the south atlantic states. slight risk of strong storms through the central plains. another fantastic day in the pacific northwest. seattle 62. it's going to be warmer today in fair banks alaska at 82 than it warmer in fairbanks than here in san jose as well. while fires al was describing for you up in oregon, actually seeing some of the smoke filler into the bay area. that's why we have the hazy sky overhead. unhealthy level of pollution at the immediate coast with westerly flow. 59 san francisco today. 75 san jose. 82 comfortable conditions down in gilroy. we'll return to summertime heat throughout the weekend. otherwise, cooler than average until then.
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get that weather channel any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable and online 24/7. >> thank you very much. up next, a battle over the bible. an author makes claims about jesus and gets in a heated debate on fox news. how he is a best seller. we'll go inside the controversy. >> and on trending, watch out, nik wallenda, the tightrope walker who is giving him a run for his money this morning. after these messages. you see the "mini" ion my chest?
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back now at 7:43 with this week's unexpected rise to the top of the best seller chart for a controversial book on jesus. sales are surging thanks to an interview with the book's author. mike has details on this story. good morning to you. >> talk about religion often turns into an argument about religion and if the argument is about a book and they spell the name right, it's usually good
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news for the author. >> reporter: the biggest bookstore in portland oregon hosted a reading and question session with reza aslan. >> it's not a book about christianity. jesus was a jew. >> now the biggest selling author. but now his book zealot didn't zoom to number one until after an interview on fox. lauren green starting the ten minute segment with a challenge regarding his muslim faith. you're a muslim so why did you write a book about the founder of christianity. >> it's not that i'm just some muslim writing about jesus. i am an expert with ph.d. in the history of religions. >> green, minute after minute kept asking versions of the same question. >> why would you be interested in the founder of christianity. >> he was compelled to keep giving versions of his same
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answer. i am a historian. my mother is a christian. my wife is a christian. this isn't a muslim opinion. i'm not sure what my faith has to do with my 20 years of academic study of the new testament. >> the interview went viral and his book was a publishing home run. >> for any writer, any thinker to have inadvertently launched such a public discussion is about the best thing you could hope for. >> some what lost in the controversy over the interview is the controversy over the claims in the book himself. among them that jesus was not born in bethlehem and in his historical view was hardly god-like. >> what little we know about him paints him as really an illiterate peasant from the backwoods of galilee. he was able to gather people to him not because of his education but because of the power of his message. >> in the ten minute fox
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interview he was able to squeeze in one point from his pook. >> if you know nothing else about jesus except he was kr crusified you know enough to understand what a troublemaker he might have been. >> it's the fact that he was such a troublemaker that i think makes him so compelling. >> and in combination with that interview. >> you're a muslim. >> has turned a scholar book into publishing catnip. >> reporter: now there's been blow back against his claim to be a historian. one come mmentator saying not o of his four degrees is in history. but three of his are in religion which does qualify him to write about religious history. thank you. just ahead, oscar-winner gwyneth
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coming up this morning on trending, your first look at vanity fair's world best dressed list. >> plus a bump in on the street to a surprise encounter at the airport. the awkward run ins with people you would rather not see. and ryan sea crest introduces you to a man that wants your kids to stop playing with computers and start programming them as well. >> very cool. but first these messages and your local news and weather. [ male announcer ] if your road trip stops at the corner of
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7:26. actually 7:56, that is. good morning, i'm jon kelley. a candlelight vigil held for 21-month-old daphne webb. the oakland toddler vanishing exactly three weeks ago. her father says he left the girl inside his car with his elderly mother who has dementia while he ran inside a store. when he came back out, sadly, daphne was gone. she was last seen wearing orange pajamas with pink socks. a week before a controversial gentleman's club to open in san jose day one councilman is proposing new restrictions. the councilman says adult[k;r entertainment -- the establishment like the gold club bring criminal elements and should1/l be subject to stricte rules. the bikini bar slated open next week, fiveçpgñ blocks away from citi hall. outside, maybe a little bit of fog. christina loren to tell us about
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what kind of weather we've got. >> good morning, jon. 7:56. a live look at sunol, the only sunny spot on our myriad of live cameras. i can tell you now, we have slight delays out 0 sfo. 82 liver more. 76 santa teresa. 82 gilroy. comfortable through the end of the week and crank up the heat for the weekend. better beach weather. check the hot spots with mike. >> slowing northbound 101 as you come up through san jose. look at map for south bay. 101 slows, yes, but better than before. 28 jams around 17. sunnyvale streets mary and washington a crash involving a transit bush, that will be an issue on mary between washington. maybe line 53 towards sunnyvale transit center. slow south 88 out of union city and hhayward. oakland past the coliseum jamming up with a live look past ÷coliseum. traffic heading into the downtown, pretty rough.
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keep calm and wait for matt. >> hi, grandma. hi, grandpa. >> lifelong fan. love the "today" show. >> whoo! >> we just landed from israel. >> shalom. >> we're back at 8:00 on a wednesday morning, the 31st day of july were, 2013. july is out of here. that seems unbelievable. summer cruising along. we have a nice group of people out on our plaza. some with the ability to do a hand stand. can you do a hand stand?
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>> no. f forget it. i can't even touch my toes. >> savannah is going to wear a dress that reflects the forecast. >> that's my plan. i have a cloudy one. hopefully i won't need it. >> i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker. a special three-part series. this is about life's awkward moments. >> i love this. it's really a study of human behavior. ever run into somebody, maybe a co-worker, an old boyfriend or girlfriend and you don't know how to react? >> i had a party not long ago. it was just brutal. just brutal. >> we have an etiquette expert to show us the best way to handle those awkward situations. >> how cool is this? we are going to take you for a spin in a car at ease on the road and in the water. it's the amphibicar. who doesn't love that?
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where is my flying car? >> the top stories of the morning. natalie is at her post at the news desk. >> good morning, matt and al. the sentencing phase begins today for convicted u.s. army private bradley manning. he was found guilty tuesday of espionage and other charges for releasing sensitive u.s. government documents to the wikileaks website. he was acquitted of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy. he faces a maximum sentence of 136 years. penn state ex president and two former top administrators were ordered to stand trial on charges they were part of a coverup in the jerry sandusky sex scandal. prosecutors showed enough evidence to warrant a trial for spanier and tim curly. they allege they failed to tell sexual abuse allegations against sandusky and then tried to cover
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it up >> anthony weiner is answering questions of those who want him to quit the mayoral race. >> quit isn't the way we roll in new york city. we fight through tough things. we're a tough city. >> communications director is apologizing for an obscenity-laced tirade on an intern who gave a behind the scenes account to a newspaper. 80 children suffered nausea and vomiting after eating a school lunch containing a dead lizard. india's free lunch program is designed to fight malnutrition. it took nearly 100 firefighters to battle a spectacular firefighter in an auto parts company and portable toilet firm in los angeles. firefighters couldn't save those businesses so they focused on
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keeping the flames from spreading to other buildings. fortunately nobody was hurt. seattle police on the lookout for a man they are calling the elephant man bandit. you see the robber drape a cloth over his head. he is wanted in three separate robberies in the seattle area. police are hoping this video will help them catch their man. security cameras capture would-be thieves ramming a pickup truck through the doors of a georgia pharmacy. after several tries they drove away empty handed. goldie hawn is mourning eileen brennan as a rare human, a brilliant comedian and powerful, dramatic actress. she died sunday from bladder cancer. eileen brennan was 80 years old. and the 220-pound catfish
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won't end up on anybody's dinner table. they battled the eight-foot long monster for a half hour before reeling it in. they released their catch after recording it for bragging rights. >> and the new vine video starting to go viral shows how creative you can be in just six seconds. as long as you're landing in a pool it's all good. it is five minutes after the hour. let's go back out to matt and savannah. update on free bird. just flew over my head. >> savannah is rushing over to hopefully have the bird land on her dress. if the video ends early, does it come crashing down on the sidewalk. >> see, that was an instagram video, it would have taken too long. >> exactly. >> 15 seconds too long to be up
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in the air. anyway, we have some nice folks. we have oregon's happiest baby. also sleepy. that's why she's happy. >> mikayla. she's eight months. >> she says hello. what a cutie. aw. let's show you what we've got as far as your weather is concerned. st. louis, missouri, news channel 5. giving way to partial sunshine. 84 degrees. we're also looking at a lot of wet weather making its way through the southeast. lots of rain there. heavy thunderstorms moving through atlanta. beautiful weather as you get into the pacific northwest with temperatures in the 80s. warmer up there than it is 8:06.
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full deng of clouds over the golden gate bridge, good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren, doesn't seem to be interrupting your drive, all deet teens that morning traffic with mike in a few moments. 75 in san jose today. 70 in fremont. you won't need your ac, but still have that air quality alert for the immediate coast, those fires burning up in oregon, that smoke continuing to drift into the bay area today. upper 80s by this weekend. that's when you can comfortably hit the beach. hope you have a great day. and that's your latest weather. all right, al. thank you. >> safety in numbers. you have come over here. >> when we come back, who are the best dressed people in the world? we'll reveal a brand new list from the people at vanity fair. >> then people's most beautiful woman, gwyneth paltrow on her health secrets and the dangers of the detox cleanses. >> how to avoid the awkwardness when you run into someone you don't want to see. we'll talk about that. but first, these messages.
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we're back now. 8:10 with what is trending today. lots of topics to get to. what's trending on huffington post. what we're calling aloha to the homeless. hawaii is offering homeless people there a one way ticket off the island. a three year return to home pilot program will reunite eligible individuals with their females back in the continental u.s. hawaii is hoping the efforts will hope to save millions on programs that provide food and shelter to the homeless but critics say it could allow a one way ticket to paradise with a guaranteed fly home. here in new york city mayor bloomberg started a similar initiative a few years ago. it's a little bit like okay not in my backyard. go back to your families. it's going to get a lot of criticism. >> there are people struggling
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with how manilessness there a-- homelessness there. how are tsa screeners doing their job? reports of misconduct spiked 27% between 2010 and 2012. among the violations, napping on the job, letting family members bypass scanners, theft, and leaving work without permission. more than 1900 incidents were deemed serious enough to pose potential security threats. meantime, the union that represents the officers says this report shows that most employees are doing a great job. this is as to how subcommittees are set to hold hearings on the matter. >> all right. well, trends first here on "today," vanity fair's international best dressed list. the magazine unveils the 74th annual poll of the world's most fashionable folks.
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this is your first look. we all picked our own favorite. al, we have someone in common. >> i went with justin timberlake. >> i agree with that. >> suit and tie. he knowso well them wear. >> i chose jenna lions. she's the president and creative director at j. crew. >> this is her first time on the list. she said her favorite item of clothing is all versions of a white shirt. i knew i liked her. >> she has style charisma. >> she does. my pick is keith richards. he's going to turn 70 later this year. obviously founding member of the rolling stones. he is also new to the list when he was asked if he has a style icon he said why should i? i am one. all you have to do is look at this guy. it's best to look at him as a distance because he has about 100 different things going on but it works. >> it works. >> all right. another rookie of the year, someone i picked kerry washington.
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the actress from the tv show "scandal." her character is inspiring the fashions of people all over the country. there's entire blogs and pinterest accounts dedicated to her style. and kate middleton. so from royalty to new royalty in music. beyonce first time on the list. and lebron james and henrick lundqvist as well. matt lauer usually makes the list. this time -- >> it was a bad year. >> what happened. >> we think you're fashionable. >> it was that plaid jacket. >> i think we have some shots of just some of your fashions over the year. look at that orange t-shirt. >> and the bird on the head. >> you wear in a bird so well. >> it's a statement. >> it's always a big honor. congratulations to the people on the list. >> you can find the whole list at trending on youtube, a dangerous high wire act. check out this acrobat that set a new guinness record by walking
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midair between two hot air balloons in china. >> wow. >> the 40-year-old daredevil took to the skies on a steal beam 59 foot long. it was just two inches wide. the stunt took 38 seconds. >> that's it. >> you witnessed the nik wallenda walk. does it measure up? >> i would say definitely. let's see if he can do that for 23 minutes. >> you have the two balloons moving at the same time. they rise and fall at different rates. >> he did have to lean down at one point as you see there. >> can't make it up. >> is there a harness? i can't tell. >> there is a tether. >> there is a cord on hill. >> and a slide. >> that's on a chopper. >> pretty amazing feat. still to come, awkward. how to handle the uncomfortable moments when you run into the last person you want to see. and we'll go for a spin in a car that doubles as a boat and is really cool. >> cool.
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>> but first oscar winner gwyneth paltrow is sharing her secrets on how to eat right and still have fun. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. we finally know how paltrow stays so slim and trim. in a new article the actress and mother reveals her eating habits, fitness routine and her vices. from the red carpet to running errands, gwyneth paltrow is known for her sleek body. now the mom of two is spilling the beans on her new health routine. on a new article wrote for the daily telegraph she shares her fitness advice. >> gwyneth is open about what she does and how hard she works to keep that body. at the top, keep it fresh. stay away from processed foods. something she discussed with dr. oz this spring. >> i try to keep that as my sort of baseline eating cleaner food and nonprocessed food.
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>> reporter: she also says her doctor recommends an annual detox diet though choosing the right one is key. in my 20s i did the master cleanse which left me hah loo hallucinating after ten days. paltrow who has written two cook books says she loves food but the 40-year-old has also famously said she has the butt of a 22-year-old stripper. her key to staying in shape, working out every weekday at the same time. calling exercise an automatic routine. in the article paltrow confesses she does allow herself scheduled indulgences. i often have a glass of red wine in the evening and smoke a cigarette on a saturday. i love those moments because they are just the right amount of naughty. >> i think it's all about balance and i don't like to deny
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myself anything. >> reporter: experts say most of her advice is spot on. >> i love the idea of balance and variety and cutting back on processed foods. that being said, i don't think adding cigarettes in at any point is something she should be recommending or that i would ever recommend. >> reporter: she was recently named people magazine's most beautiful woman and now we know why. >> you can take charge of your own emotional and physical health and you can do a lot in the effort to stay healthy. >> now, some of paltrow's other tips, don't weigh yourself. she recommends keeping track of your size with a measuring tape instead and she also offers a beauty tip. use shimmery tints on your body that will help with muscle definition. >> we are kicking off a special three-day series on how not to be awkward. first up, that dreaded run in with someone you'd rather avoid.
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we've all seen it coming in slow motion. a forced conversation with the one person you're not ready for. >> i throw my head in a ponytail and no make up and that's when i see the ex-boyfriend or his new girlfriend. >> awkward. >> maybe it's a run in with chatty cathy. >> if you run into one of the talkers you go i have places to go. i don't want to sit there and listen to their whole life story for the next ten minutes. >> or a case of the ex. >> there's always the awkward oh, hey, it's good to see you but you know they don't mean it. >> awkward. >> sometimes it's an ambush by someone you don't recognize. >> not knowing someone's name is incredibly awkward, especially when they know you. >> i just hope they don't force me to try to say their name because, honestly i don't remember. >> all you know is there is no escape. >> the point of no return from an interaction that you really
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don't want to have is when you make eye contact with that person. >> so should you meet the run in head on? or hide, deflect, and avoid? >> just a little hand wave but keep walking. >> i did the duck and hide from my boss. >> you pull out the smartphone and look down and just start talking and pretend that you're on the phone with your head phones in. >> it's good to hear all of her secrets because now i'll know. >> what do you do at that awkward moment? anna is an expert. we're walking down the street. this is where the runs in happen. is it socially acceptable to totally ignore someone you do know. >> if they have seen you you should do your best for a smile and wave. if they haven't seen you, it's up to you. >> so you can overt your eyes and try to scatter. >> that can happen. >> we did a poll on our website. 64% of our viewers would acknowledge and keep walking. 13% said they would say hello and want to have a chat.
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23% said i pretend i don't see them. does that surprise you. >> no. it doesn't. we're busy. we might not have time and if it's awkward, those 13% are brave souls. >> some situations are more awkward than others. let's start with there's someone you can't place. this is the i don't remember your name. i know i know you but how. what do you do then? >> if you're in the conversation bite the bullet and say i'm sorry i'm forgetting your name right now or help me place you. >> what do you do, though, if you do get the name wrong? you drop a jenny bomb and it's actually susie. >> right. i'm so sorry. i don't know what i was thinking. of course. that's it. >> you run into your ex. this is awkward with a capital a. what do you do? >> it's up to you. if you want to dodge behind a trash can that's okay by me. >> depends on the nature of the break up, right? >> it does. try to at least smile and acknowledge and say hello, how are you. you can leave it at that. >> what about a co-worker or a
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boss. you can't ignore that person but maybe they don't want to chitchat. >> the higher up the chain it goes the shorter i would keep the conversation or the less well they know you. >> the last one is the chatty cathy. you sit down with someone you know and they want to talk the whole time. what do you do? >> in this case you can always do well it's been great chatting, the well, or the listen when you start talking that queues people that we're wrapping up now and then just smile and exit. >> it's been great to talk to. i have another segment to get to. how was that? >> thank you. >> good. >> and tomorrow on how not to be awkward, the close encounters when you get to people too close in areas like in elevators you can't escape. >> close talkers. all right. summer months are a time when a lot of people like to hit the water and kristen found a way to do it without ever leaving your
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car. >> reporter: the joys of summer. the open road, a convertible, a lake. that's not good unless, of course, you're driving an amphicar. >> which direction is highway 55? >> part car, part boat. there are only about 400 left in the world. manufactured in germany for a few years in the 60s they now sell for 50,000 or more. >> this looks like the most fun vehicle you could ever have. >> for a group of six friends in minnesota, it's all about the fun. >> what's your favorite part about these? >> it's really an attitude. you know, you can't take yourself too seriously. it is a bad car and a bad boat and it tends to make people smile. >> they only go about 60 miles per hour on land. seven in the water. but the amphicar has always been
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like something straight out of a spy movie. >> do you feel like james bond? >> sometimes. it depends on what i'm wearing. >> okay. >> there is always a small moment of panic. but with propellers in the back and seals on the door, it's actually a pretty seaworthy ride, most of the time. >> no breaks? >> no breaks. >> reporter: the quirky little cars can be tough to maintain. they're made of steel which means rust, a reason the amphicar never took off in mass production and now there's just one place to buy spare parts. >> it drives like a truck. >> reporter: there's no denying the 50-year-old cars can make anyone feel like a kid again. >> if you own them, you will have the time of your life. >> reporter: on the lake, or on the land. for today, nbc news, minnesota.
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i love the description. it's a bad car and a bad boat. >> yeah. >> but looks like a lot of fun. >> you have to call triple a. where are you? i'm in a lake. >> great steals and deals bargains just for you. >> what jill martin has for today show viewers on the plaza. but first on a wednesday morning this is today. we'll get a check of your local news and weather.
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good wednesday morning to you you 8:26, i'm laura garcia-cannon. the nbc bay area investigative unit last year broke the story about free 49er tickets for san francisco city leaders. it now appears those freebies at candlestick go beyond football and include concert tickets. san francisco chronicle reporting the city handed out more than $25,000 in tickets to the jay. >> and justin timberlake legends of the summer concert at candlestick park last friday. the report cites city reporteds that show the recreation and parks department gave out 106 tickets. 47 others went to non-profits. time to check that morning commute with mike. how is it looking? >> deceptive what is going on here this is the bay bridge toll plaza, beautiful, but empty. look at the map.
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here is y folks are held up coming through berkeley, earlier crash around ash bind university caused all this backup and now this problem, the sigg alert just called from a crash in the middle bore for the westbound direction of highway 24. one of your bores, the middle for the caldecott is currently shut down and chp does not have a time for opening. a crash involving injuries. reroute 680 to 580, all that added mileage, kind of a wash, tracking that, follow me on twitter and we will follow it for you. >> thank you very much. i will have another local news update in half an hour. have a great morning.
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8:30 now on a wednesday morning. the last day of july, 2013. a really pretty morning here on rockefeller plaza. a great crowd joined us. i'm savannah guthrie along side matt lauer and natalie morales. you both have kids. do they spend a lot of time on the computer. >> yeah. not as much as sum but absolutely. >> we have an interesting story from ryan seacrest coming up. he is going to introduce us to a
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guy that's trying to teach kids how to code hoping maybe he'll find the next mark zuckerberg. >> okay, now it's time for great deals. steals and deals. great deals for you. things like luggage, towels, jewelry, make up, all kinds of things. >> that one does a 360, wow. tomato 101. giada de laurentiis is here with her address piece. >> we have a bit of an update for you. it's a bird update. the bird has left the studio. he is residing at a halfway house. that's why bird is. >> this is also our prep kitchen. have you seen the bird? somewhere up here. so we're going to try to lure her down. we have a bagel and new york pizza with everything on it. >> free bird just to give a
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little motivation. >> yeah, we're trying to get her out here. there's our loading dock door. if we could just get her out. >> leave the bagel, bring me the pizza. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> here we go. let's show you what we've got as far as your day is concerned. today we're looking at a beautiful day in the northeast. rain does eventually make it's way into the northeast mid-atlantic states. a risk of strong storms making their way also into the central plains. gorgeous day out west. tomorrow the rain moves into the northeast. a wet day here and the heat continues throughout texas on into the southwest. risk of strong storms making their way continually in the central plains. milder weather moves into the pacific northwest. it's going to continue sunny and hot in the southern part of california. we're not hearing any tweeting. so perhaps she has made her way out. we're that forecast has not gone to the birds this morning. al, good morning to you. want to start with a live look
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at what we are expecting today. got plenty of low cloud cover right at the immediate coast and you can't see it right now but what's mixing within those low clouds and fog is smoke from the fires burning up in oregon. you want to limit your outdoor activity today, if you live in any of the blue-shaded areas, highs, 82, livermore, probably won't need that ac, might need a jacket at the coast. 58 in san francisco. warmer this weekend. any time you need that weather or a bird forecast go to the weather channel on cable, online. all right, al, thank you very much. now to a new on the verge, face to face with ryan seacrest. this morning, ryan catching up with the man on a mission to prepare your kids for the real world in a more modern way. it's the catch phrase of the tech revolution. >> there's an app for that. >> there's an app for that. >> there's even an app for that. >> reporter: soon there will be more apps for that. by 2016 smartphone users with
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download more than six times what they currently use. that's why this man wants your children to learn to code, to write the programs behind these apps and other computer software. >> we live in a world that is now surrounded by technology and most people have a computer in their pocket. most cars have 100 computers in them but most americans don't know how to program a computer. >> his father gave him and his twin brother a computer for their tenth birthday but it was missing something. >> it didn't have any programs on it. he said it isn't going to have any games or anything. if you want to play with it you had to write your own. i had to figure it out myself. >> that lead to great success. he earned an ivy league degree, worked at microsoft and in the midst of a tech bubble started and sold a stream of companies. now he feels it's time to give back. so he launched >> would you say there's a problem that is trying to solve. >> most of the schools in the
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country don't teach computer programming and coding. the jobs outnumber students 3-1 in computer programming. we would be able to add half a trillion dollars to the u.s. economy. >> not a single state requires high school students to take a computer science class in order to graduate. it has big names vouching for the need to increase instruction. >> our goal is to hire the most talented engineers we can find. >> these teens are part of the exploring computer science program. a partnership between los angeles public schools and ucla. >> finding the basic of how you make a website and how you make a video game is interesting to me. >> learning to build personal websites and engineer robots. >> this is essential. it's learning how to write a resume. this is something my students need to know.
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>> take drop box as an example. one coder developed the concept. he was joined by another person to program the beta version. by the time it was open for business in 2008, there were eight engineers and one designer on board. now, just six years after the idea, 300 people work at the company. the ceo of that company. >> learning how to help you think in an an lialytical way. >> i even took a stab. he was promising it with was like a game of logic. i was instructing the computer to follow a pattern. >> look here and see if you can add to the code. you have to get the parentheses and things. >> absolutely correct? just keep moving? >> yeah, make a move two spots up and to put the ball down, it's called put ball. >> there you go. >> so now run it and see what happens.
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all right. this may seem really easy to you. but that would be your first project in the intro to computer science class. this is the new american dream. it isn't to go west and build a log cabin. it's to make the next instagram or so on. >> a dream he believed can be achieved if more children are taught to code. for today, ryan seacrest, beverly hills. it is astonishing how far this has come from the days, and i'll call us the old guys here when we were in college. >> flash cards. >> taking computer programming courses and what they have become. >> basic. >> i was remembering the radio shack trs 80. >> i took programming in college. didn't do well in programming in college. >> it was hard. >> yeah, anyway, coming up, her husband was here on tuesday. up next, we're going to catch up with actress paula patton. but first, this is is today on nbc. [ female announcer ] new nature valley soft-baked oatmeal squares.
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we had so much fun with robin thicke on tuesday, he stopped by the plaza to perform his hit blurred lines. this morning we're catching up with his wife. she is a star in her own right along side denzel washington in the movie two guns. it brings a strong feminine flair to the boys club. >> who is that? some mexican santa claus or something? >> come on mr. stigman. i think it's in your best interest to cooperate. you stop playing the stupid card, all right? >> paula patton is here this morning. we were just saying our outfits are kind of coordinated. >> really. i'm the sun, you're the clouds. it's beautiful. >> this is a great movie. >> thank you. >> you're one of the guys. you're a dea agent but you're hotter. >> thank you. >> how did you get the mix of toughness but the feminine flair
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as well? >> i think it's important that you bring a woman to whatever character, no matter how tough and strong he is and she is a very strong broad and she is very courageous. however she also has a vulnerable side to her and she has a desperate need to be in love. >> she has conflicting motives. there's a steamy sex scene in there with denzel. >> yes. >> a little bit topless. >> yes. >> this was your idea. >> the sex scene was not my idea but, no, the conversation we have takes place after we have made love. i hope it's making love. i don't think it is for him. but i thought that is one of my pet peeves when you watch people in bed and they have their bra on in movies. >> made up. >> doesn't make any sense. i said it feels more natural for me that i would have no top on. so i called my husband the night before and i said what do you think and he said go for it.
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it's really cool that way and i surprised denzel and the director quite a bit and i was like i won't bewaring a top and they were like hold on a second. >> you didn't get into many arguments did you? >> no, i didn't. >> did you have to warn your mom at the premiere. >> i kept it a secret right before the premiere. she had had a glass of champagne and real quick mom, you're going to see my boobies a little bit. >> she was okay with that? >> yeah, this could be pay back, your husbandobin thicke in blurred lines, that was a racy video. >> i shot that before he did the video. maybe that was his pay back. but i think it's beautiful. i love his video. >> some people thought all right is this crossing a line. what did you think of that criticism? >> i thought it was ridiculous. i think that nudity is beautiful and the human body is beautiful. i think violence is vulgar. he was nervous about putting out
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the naked version. he showed me the clothed version and i said no it's beautiful. you go to the museums in paris all you see is naked women. >> speaking of beautiful, you have a beautiful little boy. >> thank you. >> we saw you on fallon last night. he's so cute. he's a little performer. he is. justin bieber better watch out. he wants to be just like his daddy. so he said i'm -- oh, you got it. >> yes, it's a sound check. [ inaudible ] >> i think he's got it. >> he really does. it's so funny the rhythm section changed and he followed it. it was incredible. >> it does run in the family. >> not with me but with his father, yes. >> paula patton it's great to see you. you're a delight. "two guns" from our sister
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today contributor giada de laurentiis. do you know the difference between a roma or a grapevine? o a cherry? >> do you? >> no. giada has great tomato recipes. good to see you. what's the basic we need to know. >> all right. this can get a little overwhelming but this is the time of year for tomatoes. depending on where you shop, farmer's market, grocery stores, this is what you'll find. these are cherry tomatoes. they're super sweet right now. i make a fresh salsa or fresh tomato sauce. roma tomatoes you can find them all year round. make a red sauce or add red wine to them. then you have grape tomatoes which are great to pop in your mouth as a snack or roast them in the oven and make a big pot of them and serve them with meats or fish.
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heirloom tomatoes. colorful, beautiful, they're still good. these are great for salads. i like to grill it and put on burgers. >> is there a go to tomato that works in the most number of recipes? probably heirlooms. >> yeah but you can't find them all year round and they're super expensive. so i would say these. >> do you ever refrigerate them? >> no it ruins the texture and kills the flavor. on your counter but not in direct sunlight. >> tomato and goat cheese. >> layers in any italian. i'm not going to make you get your hands dirty matt but you slice a tomato. it makes it easier to cut through the tomato. what you do is you add a piece of tomato and mix goat cheese with cream to soften it. spread it out like that. then you do another slice of tomato right on top and then you
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do a little bit more goat cheese. you get the idea. >> right and i make herb oil to make it colorful. mint and basel together. very, very simple. very refreshing. very summertime. >> olive oil. >> ground salt and pepper. >> why don't you do that. >> love that. >> there you go. mix it all together. you can do this ahead of time. i hate this thing. >> that's okay. it comes out looking like that. >> so basically, then you drizzle over the the top. and you can see that the color is beautiful. a little bit of nuts for crunch. >> now we're going to grill tomatoes. >> beefsteak. you want them firm. you can season them if you want to and then just grill them and then put them over the burger. you have grilled tomatoes and a little bit of arugula. >> that's one of the greatest looking burgers.
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>> you can use whatever bread you like. i like i talian bread. >> you have tomatoes and strawberries. >> if you buy a ton of tomatoes use any tomato you want. >> come in. don't be afraid. hello ladies and gentleman. >> thank you. >> we have a ton left over so i cook them and make a jam. tomato and strawberry jam. add a little sugar, a little cinnamon, a little salt and let me juice. cook it down for 45 minutes. it becomes a jam just like this and you can serve it over ice cream, over yogurt for breakfast in the morning. could you put it on toast or is that crazy. >> oh, darling. >> i didn't even plan that. >> you can put it on a weighbag >> and eat it like that. >> it looks great. >> it tastes great.
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>> i like that also tomato and watermelons. >> this is your favorite. >> the burger. how do you beat the burger? much more ahead. coming up, getting back on your feet after an unexpected life turn. good wednesday morning to you, 8:56, i'm laura garcia-cannon. 49ers have a new high-tech answer to take care of a low-tech problem. when the new stadium in santa clara open it is will be equipped with a bathroom detector. the app will let fan its find the shortest lines for bathrooms. the app will identify the shortest lines for beer and food. shortest way to get anywhere in the bay area, we will check in with mike next time but now, christina. >> good morning to you, laura.
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good morning to you at home a live look, haze. >> sky over san jose, all flights on time this guy just took off right on time. head throughout the day today, temperatures comfortable, 82 inland, 73, bay side. 63 at the coast. temperatures start to crank as we head through friday, saturday, sunday, back to seasonal averages. hope you have a great day. [ music playing ]
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a great crowd enjoying a fantastic day. july 31st, 2013. that's right. and the bird is the word. >> yes. >> there you go. >> you were with us yesterday, we had a bird in our studio, he or she has been here most of the morning but now has made it's wayo our dock and is this close. >> that's closer to the freedom door so the bird can get back. >> but it keeps flying by it and doesn't know to go out the door. >> was the bird childrening during the news this morning?
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>> well, during the 8:00 newscast the bird was in one of the lights and kept dropping dust on the table. i was trying to keep composed and it flew right over my head. >> is it a little spar rrow. a little new york city brown bird. >> any tweets going out? >> lots of tweets going out. free bird. >> they're going out. >> the bird doesn't have a sense of humor but if you were stuck inside the studio all day you wouldn't either. >> we have a live shot now. there's the birdie. >> this is a smart bird because he or she knows to be right where the food is. >> there's pizza back there. >> oh yeah. >> animal control is -- >> they're helping us out trying to free the bird. meanwhile, al roker getting some love from @vp. joe biden responded.
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>> yesterday we were talking about how former vice president -- former senator hilary clinton and secretary of state clinton had lunch yesterday or the day before with the president and we mentioned she was having breakfast with joe biden. >> you said sounded like a good idea for a show. >> i thought it would be terrific. he would come in and cohost our 9:00 hour and you said breakfast with biden. >> yeah. >> well, take a look. this is what happened yesterday. >> would the vice president come in and fill in on the 9:00? that would be spectacular. >> change the name to breakfast with biden. >> for the day. >> just for the day. >> we could do all three hours. >> to have joe biden doing our today's take would be -- >> brilliant. >> absolutely awesome. >> yeah, cut me off. here he is, joe biden everybody. no. >> almost. >> but he did tweet. here's his tweet. keep the door open @al roker.
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maybe hilary clinton and i can cohost. >> hear a knock on the door. >> the door is always open for the vice president. >> what did you see when he tweeted that out. >> at first i thought it was a joke but it was his official twitter. i said i'll make you my famous bacon waffles. >> can you make that for us on friday. >> i'm saving it for the vice president. >> come on. you have to give us a preview. >> the bacon in the beater, is that the trick? >> i don't want to dpgive it aw. it's the perfect transport system for bacon, butter and syrup. >> i think the vice president has a little love for you. a little bromance. well, take a look. you were the only one that got the reaction from him. >> i remember this. >> that's it. yeah. >> you know he wanted to give you a hug. he wasn't quite sure. >> yes.
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that was the inauguration. >> i'm done. >> classic moment. >> that was a great moment. >> it was a good day. so we'd love to recreate that by bringing the vice president. >> there is a little blake sheldon adam levine romance between you and the vice president. >> he is the one with the tatto tattoos. >> but he is fantastic and if you would like to bring hilary clinton that would be great also. >> bacon waffles. >> you will love the bacon waffles. >> and the story that won't go away. anthony weiner, the new york mayor campaign apparently keeps hitting road bumps. weiner's communications director launched into a tirade against a former intern that gave a behind the scene as count of the campaign to the new york daily news.
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can't tell you what she said to describe the intern because we would all be fired but she did apologize for the rant and said in a moment of frustration i used inappropriate -- >> moment. it went for minutes. >> i used inappropriate language in what i thought was an off the record conversation. it was wrong and i'm sorry. but this is not stopping weiner from releasing his latest campaign video. >> people tell me this campaign is pretty rough, you may want to quit. i know that there are newspaper editors and other politicians that say i wish that guy weiner would quit. they don't know new york and certainly don't know me. quit isn't the way we roll in new york city. we fight through tough things. we are a tough city. there are people all around new york city who get up in the morning with a pretty tough day ahead of them and they don't quit. but it's not about the campaign and not about the candidates and this isn't about me. it's about helping new yorkers. >> that's how we roll. we don't quit. >> it's not how we troll.
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like trolling the internet. >> got it. >> that's ridiculous. we've had great mayors, right? >> some of them had their own scandals. >> these are real leaders. separating private from public is one thing. we can overlook the private part if you're going -- >> i don't know if you want to use the phrase private part. >> you smoke pot in college, no big deal, but carlos danger, this is ridiculous at this point. >> how about kristen. >> yeah, really funny from the broadway show wicked. she had a little parody of the popular song popular on jay leno's show. take a look ♪ popular, the right kind of popular ♪ ♪ i'll teach you to zip your fly you won't be that guy with a camera down his pants ♪ ♪ i'll teach you what tweets to tweet, something clean and sweet ♪ ♪ we'll make sure you get your
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chance to be popular ♪ ♪ the right kind of popular ♪ they'll think you've become a monk those they've seen your junk, now you'll play a different show ♪ ♪ so let's start because you have an awfully long way to go ♪ ♪ long, well, >> okay. campaign manager right there. >> needs one. >> yes, indeed. >> okay. this is a disturbing story. according to court documents the driver of a spanish train that derailed killing 79 people was on the phone with the railroad company when the train flew off a tight curve going almost twice as fast as it should have been. according to the black box he was possibly looking at documents as well. train going 95 miles per hour. >> that train company? who called who? he shouldn't have been on the phone. >> it was their way to communicate with him. >> it speaks to the larger issue
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of why we all seem to think that one phone call is so important. >> or that text. when you hear that text come through you just kind of gravitate toward picking up the phone. >> even if it's hands free. >> even just yesterday there was an 8 month old child killed in a town not far from me in new jersey and the child was in a stroller and the driver slammed into several cars, two light polls and caused one light poll -- or it was a bus, rather, to hit the child and the mother was pushing the stroller there on the streets when this happened. just such a tragedy. but, again the sheriff said at that point we don't know if he was texting or talking. this distracted him and he lost control of that bus. >> we're seeing more and more of these stories. >> exactly. >> what's the answer? what do you do? tougher laws? >> there are a lot of laws. almost every state has a law against texting and driving right now. >> how do you enforce it? >> yeah. >> how do you make cars when you
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get in the car it's cutting off the signal. >> there's cars doing that too. we have done different stories on that. but until that is enforced nationwide. until there is more of a cracking down policy i don't think you'll see a lot of change. >> you never think it will be you. i can do this real quick. >> split second. >> that's all it takes. >> right. well, here's an interesting story. in an interview with glamour magazine in september, jennifer anniston is taking a look and offering advice she would give herself over the past decade. this is something we have thought about. what would you tell your younger self-. as a teenager she said don't try so hard. pay attention, do your homework. go to class. in her 20s she said not to fret so much. in her 30s go to therapy. clean up all the bleep, clean up the toxins and noise as well. understand who you are. educate yourself on the self and made us think what would we tell ourselves. >> i would say all of the above.
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>> enjoy life. live life in the morning. >> what would you tell younger al. >> put down the ring dings. they're not that good. >> it's not worth it later in life. >> what about you? >> i think the whole idea -- it goes so fast. i remember older brothers and sisters saying it goes faster. you're 18, your 26, your 34. it really does go fast. so as cliche as it is, enjoy the ride because you spend when you're younger you spend so much time caring about the finish line and you look up and your 40 so enjoy it but i like to work hard and play hard. when you're at work work hard and focus on work but when you're with your friends or at a concert, take a vacation and have fun. >> absolutely. >> live in the moment. so living in the moment right now, mr. roker, how about a check of the weather. >> for those of us in the northeast the moment is good. plenty of sunshine. we'll see showers into the mid-atlantic states and into the northeast later tonight. beautiful day in the pacific
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northwest with temperatures in the low to mid 80s. nice and comfortable as you get into southern california and central california. temperatures in the 70s and 60s although the wet weather will continue in the southeast where they do 9:11 on a wednesday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren taking a live look at a foggy golden gate bridge, but we are going to see the sunshine. hazy sunshine for today. 76 degrees on the way to santa theresa. 80, concord, 78 for napa. 59 in san francisco. getting into the end of the week, temperatures going to warm up. be back to seasonal averages as we get into this weekend. hope you have a fantastic day. that's your latest weather. coming up next, did you get laid off? maybe going through a divorce. advice on how to handle life's left turns and get right back on track. right after these messages. young women are sacrificing so much today
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i see guys that work at the same company for their entire lives. guys exactly like you. they clock in, they clock out and they never have a moment of happiness. you have an opportunity here, bob. this is a rebirth. >> that is a scene from the george clooney film up in the air and just like the movie sometimes real life takes an unexpected left turn and you need a course correction. >> whether you are losing your job or going through a divorce or left with an empty nest, how do you get back on track. >> she is the author of may cause miracles. we'll start with you, life takes that left turn. what specific steps do you take to get back on track. >> the first thing that we need to do is mourn the situation. we need to make sure that we feel everything so that it doesn't creep up later. the next is to make sure you're
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forgiving who ever needs to be forgiving. anyone that pissed you off or put you in a bad position. make sure you let that go and forgive and make sure that you're putting yourself on a new life course by creating a new vision statement for your life. creating that vision that is setting you up to win for the future so you're not holding yourself up in the old behaviors. >> do you give yourself a time limit to mourn and move on with things. >> about a month is probably good. don't give yourself a year or two years. ten years later. >> the ten year plan doesn't work. >> so tiffany, you have your circle of friends and family. it's not easy saying i just got laid off or i'm getting ready to go through a divorce. how do you approach that? >> you have to get really clear and really honest with yourself before you can get honest with others. if you haven't been good at saving and that's why you're in the financial mess or you made mistakes at your job, be honest with yourself.
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seek out people you can trust. whether it's a spiritual advisor, a life coach, a therapist. just making sure these people know you and aren't biased and won't judge you but they're clear on who you are so they can give you sound and good advice. >> how do you know if you're getting better or if it's working. >> often the obsessing will lift. you'll feel less tension and really much more at peace. that's what we really want to aim for. >> this is not the time to make drastic changes like moving across country or even the rebound relationship, right? >> no, you need to let this marinate for a little bit. >> those are bad ideas. >> bad idea carson, bad idea. it's good to sit in your feelings. giving yourself permission to feel whatever it is that you're feeling. if it's upset, hurt, anger, depression, whatever it is you have a right to feel exactly how you're feeling in that moment and get those feelings in check. >> everybody wanltds to mask those feelings.
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they start drinking or anything to not feel it. >> give yourself permission to feel. >> if there's a family member, especially your kids. when do you and how do you bring them into the loop about what's going on? >> do it delicately. kids are egocentric everything is about them. if you got fired it's my fault. if mommy and daddy are fighting, it's my fault. be clear and say these changes will effect you and how they will effect you. you're going to have to take your lunch instead of me giving you $20 a week. let them noah head of time so they know what to expect and don't make it about them. >> and is there an opportunity to learn from this experience. >> whenever there are obstacles in life there's a learning opportunity. it's important to see these as assignments for life growth and don't hold on to the past. don't go future tripping into the future. stay in the present home and let
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yourself heal. >> if you don't learn from the experiences they'll reoccur. >> they'll happen again and again and again. >> thank you. appreciate your time. nice to see you this morning. >> up next, all the headlines you need before heading out the door. plus drive through done right. how to get your fast food fix without packing on the calories. [ doorbell rings ] donuts? ♪ you're cute. [ door closes ] [ female announcer ] new special k protein cereal helps keep you fuller longer. willpower. what will you gain when you lose? how ya doin'? mmm. [ birds chirping ] okay bye bye! [ female announcer ] help satisfy your hunger longer with special k protein bars and shakes. willpower. what will you gain when you lose? . . . . . . . . . . so we made purina one true instinct.
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good morning to you. it is 9:26 now, i'm laura garcia-cannon. a city is one step closer to banning certain items from protests. this morning, council members gave preliminary approval to ban hammers, wrenches, spray paint and slingshots from demonstration. final vote is scheduled for september. if it gets official approval, the ordinance would be subject to review after two years. goodwill has closed its san francisco and burlingame warehouse after workers spotted bed bugs. much of what was inside has been thrown out. bug-sniffing dogs will be out in both warehouses today to try to sniff out those bed bugs. goodwill says it those save its warehouses cleared of bedbugs and try to reopen them by the end of the week. after the 35 years, malibu
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grand prix says it has taken its last laps. the family entertainment center visible from highway 101 in redwood city features go-karts, and batting cages but with reduced rent, it hasn't been making money. malibu grand prix will close on august 18th. a quick break and a look at the weather and real traffic out there after that. [ female announcer ] new nature valley soft-baked oatmeal squares. hearty oatmeal now softly baked with a drizzle of cinnamon. it's a brand-new take on a morning classic. soft-baked oatmeal squares.
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first, let's check that drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. hard to see through the haze, we have the slow down for west 80. let me show you the map, university avenue, the slowest of the seine so yellow and red off of richmond and into berklism recovery for west 24 after the earlier sigg alert cleared. it's been about an hour, good clearing through that area, no more problems, slowing through aribbon da. heading toward mission, starting to clear up the last ten, got bad, now starting to see movement again, san jose 101, slow toward alum rock and toward julian. >> thank you very much and thank you for joining us. another update in half an hour. [ dad ] ah! lilly. she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress... and she's not exactly tidy. even if she gets a stain... she'll wear it for a week straight. so i use tide to get out those week-old stains and downy to get it fresh and soft. and since i'm the one who has to do the laundry... i do what any expert dad would do. i let her play sheriff. i got twenty minutes to life. you are free to go!
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[ male announcer ] week old stains and odors just met their match. tide and downy, better together. welcome back to more of "today" on a wednesday morning. >> one day. >> oh, you like to sing, do you carson. >> wow, who is this. >> one day. >> i thought that was the "today" show theme song. that's fantastic. >> emblem 3. >> okay. >> nice. >> other end of the spectrum. >> you're mr. music. >> i get this ear thing. i can't hear. it's a good shame show though. >> i didn't know you like to sing. that's good to know. >> i didn't see any chairs turning around. maybe it's not a good idea. >> we can arrange for that. >> women want to know what's going on inside guy's minds. >> yes, we do. we're dying to know. there's not a lot going on.
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>> no, that's true. but there are 13 things. the website thought revealed the 13 things men think about women but never say. >> what are some of them. >> for example, we would love you to order dessert. just go right ahead. >> i'm good with that. i order it all the time. >> that's why we love you. >> good. >> make the first move. >> definitely. we are thinking that. do you know that we're thinking that. >> yeah we know that. >> or maybe it obvious that if we make the move that it's going to be well received. hand on the knee, something. >> too much work. >> too much work? >> wow. hey, joe. an elegant dress trumps skimpy dress. >> we're thinking that? >> i think you think that but i think the guys that we know certainly think that way. i think there are some that do like -- >> girls think they have to get in the skimpy dress.
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>> anthony weiner likes the skimpy dress. >> we're trying to go weiner free for this half hour. know how to order a drink. that's interesting. >> you do. you just order a big bottle of wine. >> wine, more wine. be confident. looks matter but not that much. do you really believe that? looks matter but not that much. >> i do. it's the totality of everything. >> it's the total package. >> if you're on roller skates it helps. >> okay. >> speaking of on roller skates. >> some of our staff are on roller skates. we'll explain that coming up in a little bit. we have a segment where they get to roll in at the drive-thru with us. >> let's start off with today. a great day in the northeast. rain moving into the southeast on into the upper ohio river valley. risk of strong storms in the central plains. west coast looking spectacular. for tomorrow, sunny and mild in the pacific northwest. the risk of strong storms will
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continue in the plains and from new england down into northern florida we're l 9:32 on a wednesday morning, good morning, i'm meeter orroll gist christina loren, a live look at the bay bridge, an overcast sky, flight delay, still 40 minutes out of sfo. 82 degrees with all those low clouds to start in livermore, nice, slow westerly flow. 61, fremont, cool day in san francisco, just 5 the de e9 deg you today. thanks. it's time to put our money where our mouths are in a game we like to call funny money. i won this game the last time we played. >> where pop culture meets finances. it's dealers choice. >> who will come out on top today. jean will be the judge of that. >> here is how this goes.
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i'll tell you the category. you each have $1,000 in today show bucks. you'll place your bets and then i'll ask the question. >> all right. >> so here we go. first category is name game and here's the -- place your bets. who ever gets closest gets the money. >> you're going to do 300 too? >> the world anxiously awaited the name of william and kate's new baby. according to a recent study a person's name can affect how much they earn. so what is it about a person's name that affects their earnings? what aspect of their name. write it down. >> what aspect of their name. >> what is it about their name? >> i don't know. >> how it affects their nickname. >> nickname says al. >> short name equals poor. >> i said it opens doors.
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>> carson is close. >> the longer the name the more money you make. >> no, shorter names actually earn more money. the optimal is five letters. you got it wrong. we'll let that ride and go to the second question. if you want to add to your bets. second category, love and marriage. >> okay. >> it's been reported that jennifer anniston's engagement ring is 8 to 9 carats, worth $500,000. how much do people spend on average on engagement rings. i'm looking for a dollar figure here. >> a dollar figure. okay. >> no, that's ridiculous. i have no idea. >> time is running out. >> let's see. >> 4,000 says al. >> 5 says natalie. al wins the pot. $3,500 is the average. >> the two months salary. >> it's one months salary for an average guy and if you want to save a little bit, just go under a carat,.95 carats saves you
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25%. >> good to know. >> next question, this is the credit crunch is the category. ante up. >> i'll do two. >> there you go. recently justin bieber became the latest celebrity to endorse a prepaid card. is using a prepaid card a good way to build credit, yes or no? >> no is the answer. no it is not. especially if it's from the kardashians or justin bieber it's a bad idea. >> because of the high fees but you are absolutely all right. the prepaid cards don't report to the credit bureaus. doesn't build credit at all. use a secured card. we'll let those bets ride. next category, new arrivals, if you want to add to the pot. new arrivals. >> okay. >> whether you're talking about kim and kanye or beyonce and jay-z, babies are huge news these days. how much are people spending on average for baby presens. give me a range here. >> for one baby presen.
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>> for one baby present. >> like if you were buying me a baby present 20 years ago -- not 20 years ago but if i had a baby. >> $40. >> $40. >> 75 to 100. >> you are a generous gifter. >> i said $25. >> the average is 27 to 53. we'll give it to carson. >> i said $25. >> $27 to $53 is the range. and grandparents, aren't you nice. >> we have one more. >> i wouldn't do that in vegas. i would never do that. >> school smarts is the category. everybody in. all in. in the 2003 comedy old school, wil ferrell, luke wilson and vince vaughn go back to school to relive their glory days. what's the average that a family pays for college these days?
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one year of college. >> one year? >> one year of college. this is according to a new report from sally mae. public and private. >> i went to junior college. i have no idea. are you adding a zero to that. >> natalie says $20, $15, $30, natalie is the big winner. $21,178 is the average. $21,178 is what the average family is paying for one year of college. so start saving right now. >> right now. >> are you okay. >> you need a break. >> i'm not crazy. >> is this a match up of segments. >> they're in college. >> we're talking about drive throughs. >> that's right. >> coming up, we're talking about what foods you should avoid at the this day calls you. to fight chronic osteoarthritis pain. to fight chronic low back pain.
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how much dirt can we manufacture? more than you think. very little. [ doorbell rings ] [ lee ] let's have a look, morty. it's a sweeper. what's this? what's that? well we'll find out. we'll find out. [ lee ] it goes under all the way to the back wall. i came in under the assumption that it was clean. i've been living in a fool's paradise! oh boy... there you go... morty just summed it up. the next 44 years we'll be fine. do you avoid your favorite fast food joints because you don't want to ruin your diet or order the salad like carson when everyone else is eating burgers or fries? >> it's not fair. hit the drive-thru. dawn has grab and go options all for under 450 calories. she is also contributor to fitness magazine. >> we live in a fast food culture. people go to fast food and there are healthy ways to do it.
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one of my favorites is not to order off of the main menu. go with the kids menu or have you heard of the new secret and hidden menus they have. >> at fast food places? >> yeah, at panera, a steak and lettuce wrap. >> why would they hide that? >> it's this fun trend and we're so lucky there's so much nutrition information on websites that if you do just a little bit of homework you can have a better for you option at these fast food places. >> let's get to it. let's start with burger king and healthier options there. >> all right. so burger king junior whopper and value size onion rings. >> are you a dietitian. >> you're sanctioning the onion rings. >> don't be afraid of the burger. if you go to cheese -- >> people go turkey burger. >> yeah, don't be afraid. and this is junior size and the value size means smaller than a
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small. so they're a lower calorie option than even fries. >> delicious. >> isn't that very satisfying. >> i wish you were my dietitian. >> i would eat this for breakfast lunch or dinner. taco bell, they have a steak burrito. >> this is a fresco steak burrito. >> this is what we make our today show interns do. >> you have been practicing all day. good job. >> you have the fresco bean burrito here and black beans on the side. here's what i love about this. if you use the word fresco at taco bell it's a genius move. it's going to hold the cheese and fat si sauces and you're going to get -- >> you say fresco. >> yeah and you get pico instead and those black beans on the side rock. >> lots of rprotein. 80 calories. five grams of fiber. very filling. >> i can't believe this. >> you're feeling good, right. >> next is panera.
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>> so isn't this a classic. you want a sandwich and soup, right? a sandwich and soup. >> a soup bowl on the tray. >> this is the pick two menu so that you don't have a huge sandwich and huge bowl of soup. it's portion controlled and you order simply. this is turkey, vegetables on whole grain bread. >> no mayo again. >> what about spicy dijon mustard. >> you get an a plus for that. no mayo, go mustard. >> no mayo, go mustard. >> yes. >> all right. last but not least, what about pizza. >> can i take you to kfc. >> with we go to kfc. here's what you need to know. do not use dipping sauces at kfc. dipping sauces have hundreds of calories. so honey mustard and barbecue sauce. >> but the deep fried chicken is
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okay. >> they have been marinated before they're fried so they have high flavor on their own. >> 380 calories. >> and corn on the side or kfc has green beans or surprisingly their mashed potatoes and gravy, good option. >> is the hot sauce bad? >> hot sauce, all the sides, the condiments are bad when it comes to calories. so avoid condiments except for mustard. >> now let's talk pizza. you say we can get pizza. >> pizza party. >> some people just eat the cheese and say the bread is bad. >> here's how you do it. this is skinny slice. it's only 270 calories. it has 200 less calories than the average slice of pizza and here's what you can take away. thin crust. heavy on the vegetables, easy on the cheese. delicious slice of pizza that's healthier if you do those three things. >> how many calories. >> 270.
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>> is that true? >> yes, but you can do those things either pizza place. >> all the restaurants have calories now on the menu. i don't want to know. but now it's okay to know. >> information is power so the more you know you can really get stuff you love to eat for healthy. >> fast food is okay. >> i have to thank you and also thanks to callie, lauren and george. thanks guys. >> and a good read lucky charms?!
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former prosecutor turned author linda fairstein has seen her fair share. >> cooper is back as the heroin that tries to solve a murder in central park. good to see you again. >> good to see you al, carson. >> the thing i love about your novels besides being a great mystery is they're always a great history lesson about this great city. >> that's the plan. i like smart books. i like to learn something when i read them. so to get in a place like the park. >> central park. >> it's the heart beat of the city and to get in there and find that there are hidden caves and there was an entire village that was raised and had churches and cemeteries and schools and it was destroyed to build the park but there's great stuff in
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the park. >> some of the fun facts in the book about the park i never knew. if you take every park bench in central park and put them together you have seven miles of benches. >> yeah. >> also from 59th street to 110th all man made. >> completely man made. i always thought it was the hills and the waterfalls, everything man made down to the trees in the park. it was a swamp. >> alexander cooper, your heroin who is a prosecutor in the sex crimes unit which of course mirrored your own career, she finds these crimes or these crimes find her. are you still in touch with some of your former colleagues and they give you a little insight. >> every day. i miss them. but they do this great -- i was so good in court today. here's what i said and here's what the judge did or rivoting cases with new evolving dna techniques. so i talked to someone from that
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da's office every day. >> how much of you is in coop? >> well, as i told al before, the professional part of her really mirrors my passion for the job and the work that i did in learning forensics. it's the personal part because she is only 37 years old and she's thin and she has a nice social life, that's fiction. >> death angel is the book. thank you so much. we're back in a minute. this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning tour 9:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a candlelight vigil will be held tonight for 21-month-old daphne winn. the oakland toddler disappeared exactly three weeks ago. her father says he left the little girl inside the car with his elderly mother who has
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dementia while he ran inside a store. when he came out, he said daphne was gone. she was last seen wearing orange pajamas with pink songs. a weak before a controversial gentleman's club is slated to open in downtown san jose, one city councilman is proposing new restrictions. councilman sam lack cardiosays adults entertainment establishments like the gold club bring criminal elements and should be subject to stricter rules. bikini bar is slated to open last week just five blocks from city hall. time now to check the forecast, temperatures in the 70s. >> hey, thanks. got a good-looking day shaming up. the cool down continues that means temperatures going to end up in the 70s around the inner bay, 75, not bad day shaping up, san jose, the final day of july. temperatures are going to remain cooler than average all the way through friday, then going to bump your numbers up saturday into sunday, finally reaching averages for this time of year by sunday, first sunday of august will feel that watch check that drive. >> august, where is did that come from? holy smokes. summer is going by.
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! sj)h101 looks great, live camera, show you the maps it is slow from just north of that camera shot, passing alum rock, you slow down as you approach 101 and north 880. move to the shoulder, a crash there slow as you head toot airport. north 280 toward 10th a crash in lanes, why you have the slow down heading in toward downtown. otherwise, south bay looks pretty good. we will look at fremont where it's slower south bound toward mission boulevard, not so bad here at the truck scale, you get toward mission, 237, bogging down, an earlier crash there at the 237 interchange which also caused some slowing. the northbound side smooth here all wait into oakland where you will find slowing heading toward the bay bridge toll plaza. >> thank you very much, mike. be back with another local news update in half an hour. see you then. good morning! wow.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, it's wines day wednesday, the last day of july, but there's good news. >> great news. >> you can slurp up your 16 ounces, baby, right here in new york. >> remember, they banned these big ones, and now the state appeals court has struck down michael bloomberg's law. they say the city health court has overstepped its authority in approving that law, so if you'd like to get one of these jumbos and suck it down, you are allowed. >> yes, but more on the fact we
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have one month of august left and then labor day and then, you know what it is. so enjoy it. >> all right. can i just point out that something weird happens to my dog at nighttime? >> still in the crate? >> i want to know if my dog's the only one that reacts like this. >> what happened? >> he's in the apartment, always happening around 7:00 or 7:30 at night. this is what happens in the apartment. let's roll my -- look, wait. forever. i didn't even get the whole thing. no! that's what he does. then he goes like this, hey. he runs like a crazy tasmanian devil dog. >> happy hour. >> i asked the lady in the lobby, i said my dog is totally hyper at 7:00. >> he's been in a crate a lot of the day. >> no, he hasn't, he has a trainer that comes, dog walkers,
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i come home, i walk him in the park. he gets lots of exercise, but only at 7:00. she said her dog does that, too. >> the witching hour. >> she said there's something weird. if your dog is crazy and you have a dog gone wild video, send it to us. >> dogs gone wild. >> we want to see it. put it on our facebook page. does that mean topless? >> wait, by the way -- >> there's a sweet little girl celebrating her birthday out there. >> do you know what t-shirt she's wearing? "scandalous"! >> i want to meet that child. bring that girl in for her 16th birthday. i think that's her mom with her, too. >> while we're waiting for her to come in and visit with us, jimmy fallon and everyone really is still on this weiner scandal. >> nobody can get enough weiner. let's be honest. in a way, the people that want him to get out of the race
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really don't want him to. it's too good. >> let's watch jimmy fallon. >> you can't turn on the tv without some newscaster talking about weiner and it's actually kind of catchy. take a look. >> anthony weiner. >> anthony weiner. >> weiner. >> weiner. >> weiner. >> anthony weiner. >> carlos danger. >> carlos. >> carlos. >> danger. >> anthony. carlos. >> weiner. >> weiner. >> danger. >> weiner! >> i like the way he buttoned it. >> i like it. >> i know, i know. >> if you're wondering about cindy leathers. >> is that her real last name? it's her real last name? somebody check on that, please. research team, amanda, one person. >> research team of one. anyway, sydney leathers spoke out on "inside edition" a little
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while ago and now she decided to go to the man himself, howard stern. you know how things are when howard stern is interviewing. let's listen to what she said of howard. >> the guy never met you face-to-face. i've had more contact with you already. you had to say to yourself this guy is one sick puppy. >> totally. especially after the last scandal happened. he had a lot of fantasies, loved heels, me in heels, was really into talking about shower sex to the point he'd have dreams about it. >> you had an interview with a guy from vivid video. are you considering a porno? >> i'm keeping my options open. we'll see what happens. >> did you have regrets going forward? >> no, no regrets. i'm just being a good american citizen. >> good american -- good american citizen. that's what patetism has come to in our country. >> i hadn't heard that.
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>> never heard her speak. >> oh, my gosh. we're talking about this even with anthony weiner, too, but there is something, and not just preachy or judge judy-ish, but there's a shame thing. it's not at all in the picture and i think it's weird for this girl because she's on the front page of "the post" and "the daily news" and she's in all the papers and on howard stern and "inside edition" and she is looking for that 15 minutes. >> and we are extending it for her right now and so did howard, but here's the thing about it. how would you feel about having sex on camera, that's not going to be a stretch from what she's already done, you know what i'm saying? she's already been having sex on the phone with married man. it's just the old thing about somebody sat next to somebody at a dinner party and i don't have it right, but basically the woman -- he said something about the woman, what kind of woman do you think i am?
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we know what kind of woman you are, it's just a matter of price, you know? i'm not casting apersians, i think she's already revealed her character or lack of it in the past, so nothing should surprise us now. >> sex tapes as we've learned through history can sometimes catapult somebody to stardom. >> here's our question, what kind of role models -- look what's happening now with alex rodriguez, you know? these guys that are the sports heros, as well, breaks the rules, you know, cheating, it's the same kind of thing. if you're going to do that, what else would you do? the thing about anthony weiner, yes, we know he's got a psychological, pathological problem with his wang, he just does, but he lied to his wife, lied to the public, and now he's lied again. so how can you entrust he'll tell you -- >> your future to somebody who will not tell you the truth?
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>> he'll tell you, he has a new campaign ad. >> let's see it! >> it might change my mind. >> let's see. >> there are newspaper editors and other politicians that say, boy, wish that guy weiner would quit. you don't know new york, you don't know me. quit isn't the way we roll in new york city. we fight through tough things. >> well, smart people have been known to quit. i don't think there's any question he's smart. he's intelligent, but he's not very smart. >> it's a little interesting, we were talking about this, if there's somebody in the back of the race, he's now in fourth, tripping, stumbling, bumbling. >> nice lighting there. >> he did. picture watching a high school track race and there's a guy in the back and he's not stopping no matter what. everyone's like it's over, you're in last. >> part of you that says way to go, yeah. >> it's a little weird. >> people quit on their marriage over a hangnail. he's not quitting. but you got to wonder for the good of the country, the good of the city, and the good of his
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wife and child maybe it would be the best thing to do. do you want to make a bet now they'll stay together or not? what's your gut tell you? >> my gut says no. my gut says no. i think it's hard enough to weather a storm in private. it's a whole different thing to weather it in public. i don't know how with everybody constantly coming at you 24/7, i don't know how you make it. >> somebody said a long time ago, you blow it like that badly and first time you see your rabbi, your priest, your counselor, second time you see your lawyer. there's bad behavior, we're all capable of it. then there's chronic behavior. and if it's chronic and it's ultimately, you know -- i hope he gets the help he needs. i don't think being in gracy mansion is the help he needs. "vanity fair" picks its best dressed people. >> did you make it.
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>> neither of us again. >> your bra strap shows all the time, hoda. >> here are the women who were on "vanity fair'" best dress list. beyonce, charlize theron, brooke shields. >> yeah. >> always been classically beautiful. >> and kate middleton, the dutchess of cambridge. >> who might go down as the cutest pregnant woman ever. even when her little dress was flying high, when she wasn't doing it to end up on "inside edition," it's just the wind, you know, it wasn't contrived. it wasn't to get a reality show, it was just because it was windy. and she was a lady about even that. that's what i miss, hoda. i miss ladies in this world. i miss gentlemen. >> i know. well, justin timberlake's a gentleman and he made the list
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for guys. also they did the fashionable couples, gisele and tom brady. that's really -- here's a fashion original. keith richards. they gave him that honor. >> he rocks that bandanna. if you want more, go to to see the list. matt's been on it before. what did he do this year to get off it? >> he's one of the best dressers ever. >> frank was on there for years. they dumped his butt years ago. it's because of the gray track suit, i'm convinced. now he's got a new thing. i'm so upset about it. nobody looks better still at this age as frank gifford in his pair of jeans. if i come back one more day and i find those jeans rolled up in the cuffs, stop that. >> is that what he does? >> it's such a turnoff, frank! stop it, i call him farmer frank now. stop it! he doesn't want his pants to get wet. we have to thank train.
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they are a great, great musical group. they have a wine that is from the save me san francisco wine company. >> i love that. san francisco wine company. >> a collaboration between wine maker james foster an the rockband train. this is their soul sister pinot noir. >> you're going to love that. $12 a bottle is fairly priced. that's delicious. some of the proceeds of the fairs go to family health, a nonprofit organization providing temporary housing for families with seriously ill children. by the way, the birthday girl -- >> where is she? i want to give her a birthday hug. [ applause ] hi, honey, happy birthday. >> thank you. >> what's your name? >> grace. >> grace? of course, it is. hi, are you her mom? >> yes. >> god bless. we'll talk during commercial break. there's hoda woman. >> nice t-shirt, you wear it
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those people. this movie takes more turns and more twists. >> true. >> and you are not all you're cracked up to be either, missy. >> i'm not. i'm not. i'm good and bad. >> like most people. >> absolutely. >> whose love interest are you, denzel's or mark's? besides robin's. >> this is inmate believe world, denzel. >> yes. was it fun playing with these guys, because they have great chemistry. >> they have great chemistry and it was so much fun. >> you've been with denzel before. >> honor he wanted me back. there you go. >> i am just off the charts today. >> you are. >> it was. you can see i had only done one other movie when i worked with denzel before and i learned everything from him. >> he's a master. >> he's one of the best actors of our time. he really is. i just learned everything from him, so it was great to be back. >> tell us about -- >> the thing is, it was my own
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decision. some of my pete peeves in movies when you see women in bed with their bra on, i don't know about you two -- >> i need one. >> in bed? >> these things could hurt somebody. >> after you -- >> if he takes those pants off, maybe it will happen. >> hate those pants rolled up like that. stop it. >> unrolled pants. >> you are not shy at all about doing that. >> a little. i had never been naked in a movie before, but i just said -- >> you're not totally naked. >> i have baby panties on, yeah. you know what, i don't think nudity is really a big deal. i love foreign films. >> i thought your breasts were very perky for a woman who just had a child. >> there's the honest truth, once i finished breast feeding, my mom's like don't take that bra off ever. mom, thank you. >> for work and they are paying you a lot of money. >> only for like an hour a day. i wore a bra -- i wore one size
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too small bra for, like, two years. it helps, ladies that are pregnant out there. >> stops them from sagging. >> you tease them to come back. >> muscle memory, hoda. >> hardly any muscle in there. what is your husband think of that scene, did he care? >> i called him the night before. that's the right thing to do. you know, just doesn't feel natural, what do you think? he's like go for it, babe. >> denzel is a pro, too. not his first rodeo. >> he didn't know i was going to do it, neither did the director. the day of i'm like i'm not going to be wearing a bra. hold on -- excuse me? denzel was like i'm not going to wear a top either then. okay, let's go. >> speaking of not wearing tops, in one of robin thicke's videos, "blurred lines," everybody's naked. >> his came out first. >> did he check with you on that? >> he actually did. he was actually quite nervous about it. and i watched it, i said it's
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beautiful, i love it. you go to a museum, any museum. >> most of the art is naked. >> naked women. we're pretty. >> why do you think there are lines outside the louvre? >> exactly. >> he had a message for you, i don't know if we have time. >> we do. >> of course, we do. >> let's do that. >> he was here yesterday. >> i love you so much, you're the most amazing woman in the world in every single way. thank you for everything you give me. >> what a sweet man you married. >> maybe we should have a moment here. that's sweet. happy for you. good luck. >> thank you so much. >> they met and fell in love. best love story. >> you got a hit on your hands with this movie. we're very proud, "two guns" at a theater near you on friday. are you ready to say what the what? >> oh, dear. what the what? >> what the what? >> don't ask. don't ask. we'll be right back. john, it's over. don't punish yourself, it's my fault.
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the final vote is scheduled for september. if it gets official approaching the ordinance would be subject for review after two years. going to have a look at weather and traffic right after this break.
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inouye. >> turned to a nice, size flow of traffic. november the sinole area, don't have a great traffic shot, but the sign moving toward the livermore exit. i turned it over coming out of livermore, let's look at the match you have a shutdown of the freeway, shut it down westbound getting out of the area in toward sinole because of a car fire turned grass fire. the sigg alert, you don't go past ruby hill get out ofcpb livermore, got turn back around, back into livermore this is a problem, looks like folks right now have to go 580 to 680, crews on scene, hopefully get that taken care of. light flow of traffic through ruby hills toward 680. the south bay, back toward you. >> thank you very much. goodwill has closed its san francisco and burlingame warehouses after workers spotted bed bugs, much of what was inside has been thrown out. bug-sniffing dogs will be at both warehouses today trying to t9ú bedbugs. goodwill says they hope to be rid of the bedbugs and reopened
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by the end of the week. hope off great morning. see you tomorrow. all right. we're back with more of "today" on this wines day wednesday. we're ready to play "who knew?" and in honor of national girlfriends day tomorrow, we're looking at some of our favorite girlfriend moments in tv and film, and my girlfriend, kathie lee, is across the street, ready to hand out $100 to those who get the questions right. and to those who don't, they get a kathie lee cd. "scandalous" one. that's a hot one. here to help me out is cosmopolitan executive editor joyce chang. ready? >> fired up. >> i don't know her, but she's my new friend from miami, florida. all righty, what bette midler song was featured in her 1988 film about best friends called "beaches"?
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was it from a distance, we are not alone, wind beneath my wings? >> "wind beneath my wings." >> i could cry through that movie a thousand times. >> yeah. >> tell us about that. >> well, it was one of those movies that, like, you watched with your friends, you cried with your friends and, you know, it's a rite of passage for every sort of friendship. >> i know. i don't care where i am when it's on, i flip it on and i watch it. >> it's one of those movies. >> back across the street to kathy. >> in the sisterhood of the traveling pants what were the magic pants the girls shared? sweat pants, harem pants, jeggings, or jeans? >> "d," jeans. >> you know your movie. >> he's right, jeans. >> love it when a guy knows what the traveling pants actually are.
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>> right. >> these are the miraculous jeans that sort of bonded the friends together. we all hope there are such magical jeans that look great on all of us. >> back to you. >> from jackson, new jersey. all right, for the four friends of sex in the city, what was their cocktail of choice? voed ka soda, margarita cosmopolitans? >> i want those two questions. "c"? >> yeah! >> having a bad day here. >> yes, you are. cosmos were huge after sex in the city, weren't they? >> huge after sex in the city and they remain huge. >> they really did. they set a new trend. i know you love that one, girl. back across. >> from dallas, texas. on the tv series 90210, best friends kelly taylor and brenda walsh each dated which guy? brandon walsh, dylan mckay, steve sanders? >> "c"? >> finally, somebody goes home with "scandalous." >> good, she's been waiting for you. look how happy she seemed. okay, so dylan mckay. the bad boy, tell us about that.
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>> i mean -- friends don't have to break up over guys, and if dylan mckay is on the offer, i think you should date him. >> he's the bad boy. who doesn't want him? >> irresistible. totally irresistible. >> back across to kathie. >> this is a girl from alabama, who is dying to lose so she can get my cd. finish this lyric from the 1996 spice girls song "wannabe." ♪ if you want to be my lover ♪ you got to get with my friends ♪ ♪ make love forever >> friendship never ends. >> not the right key, but it was good. >> classic spice girl hit, hit of the '90s, and i love she can still sing it. we all can probably still sing it. >> almost all of us. i don't know if kathie can. back across to kath. >> all right, from chicago. which tv best friends worked at shots brewery together, mary and rhoda, serena and blair, laverne and shirley, or rachel and monica? >> oh, my gosh.
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i don't know, i'm going to say "c". >> you got it. >> oh, my gosh. she may be too young to remember laverne and shirley, huh? >> it was an amazing show. it was in the opening credits, there was a little glove on the beer bottle. they were great friends who worked together, lived together. it's sort of a classic friendship story. >> that was great. thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. is that beach bum loud music bumming you out? how to keep annoying people from ruining your day at the beach coming up right after this. [ hosmer ] i kinda knew their reaction would be a little like, you know, "what are you thinking?" oh, i had a knot in my chest. i didn't really want her to go but...i knew she could do it. i felt like there were bigger and better things for me to do. [ mom ] she took what she was doing seriously. [ hosmer ] my self-confidence just went through the roof. [ dad ] it was awesome to see her transform from a girl, in a small town, to a soldier.
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all right. picture this, you go to the beach, lay your blanket out perfectly, close the eyes, enjoy the feel of the sun, sound of the ocean, when people walk by trampling sand all over your blanket. >> or maybe you're lounging at the pool after a week of hard
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work and all you can hear is the loud cell phone conversation coming from the next chair. what do you do about this? today editor diane gotsman has the answers. you look like you do. >> you do. >> i'm on it. >> what are the biggest problems people run into at the beach? >> the big pet peeve is flicking sand, so don't wear flip-flops. >> but the sand's so hot, though. >> we're at the beach. >> you're going to make us wear crocs? >> crocs and a thong, not a good thing. >> here's a photo from new jersey of a man, apparently, speaking loudly on his cell phone. when someone is talking on their cell phone loudly and you can tell by the picture that he is, what should you say to that guy? >> first and foremost, you have to look how big he is, is he going to get mad at you and have a sand fight? pick your battles. but if you feel you really need to say something to him say, you know, preface it with we know you want to know we can hear
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your conversations. nice tone, polite, not adversarial. >> what about music, if music is playing loud? >> i like music. >> i'm all for it. >> what if someone doesn't like the music you play? >> everyone likes my music. >> except for me. >> some music is going to happen, but if there's really loud and two teens offering your diet coke because they are friendly, you can tell them. if it's a mob and they are drinking all day, let it go. if you're at the pool and it's loud music, let the manager of the pool do it. you don't go and address the issue if you don't have to. >> what if it's lyrics and you have your kids around and stuff. >> i appreciate you enjoy this music, but we've got children and i would really appreciate you toning it down. >> what about smokers? that's one of those things that can wreck the beach. >> i'm so allergic to it. in italy, that was tough. everybody's still smoking. >> what should you do? >> you can say, you know, i'm allergic or my children are asthmatic, would you mind if you
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could just smoke in the other direction of the wind? >> of course, those other people sitting down there. >> irritate those people over there. >> what about the people when they pick up their blanket because they are leaving and they snap it and all of it comes over and they are oblivious. what should you say to that person? >> i hope since people are watching they are not going to do it, but if they snap it and they are gone, don't run after them. but if they keep doing it throughout the day, say you probably don't realize it, but all of that sand is coming on over to us, to our side. >> either tons of selfish people in the world or truly ignorant is what we've established today. >> how about this picture from long beach, long island. big tents. >> they are great when you have a baby and stuff, but leave them further towards the back. >> don't you hope that the wind just blows it completely away and takes care of the whole problem? unless it's a baby. the tent right on top of you, you want to try and catch them before they put that first stake
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in. >> what about the people who sit so close to you, the beach is open, here's a good spot, they put a chair -- >> nothing around you but sand and they want to be close to hoda. >> the best thing to do is pick up your chair and move over. >> what if he follows you? now you have a stalker and call the cops. >> then that's a different story. >> all right. thank you. >> we appreciate your device. >> you delivered. you looked like you would and you did. >> of course, you would. you know what else people don't want to see at the beach? fanny packs. >> i don't agree. fanny packs are awesome. jill martin has up to date alternatives for all your stuff. i want that. >> you're going to get them. play close. good and close. discover the new way to help keep teeth clean and breath fresh. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. he'll love the crunch of the healthy smile kibbles. you'll love how they help clean. with soft, meaty centers, and teeth cleaning texture healthy smile snacks help keep a shine on his smile.
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all right. you may recall earlier this week kathie lee was brave enough -- no, you were brave enough. >> proud enough! >> brave to show up -- >> shorts i'm embarrassed by. >> this is a photo of her fanny
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pack outside of regis's old house when she ambushed this old guy who lived there. anyway, there was lots of reaction about the fanny pack. some people said they wouldn't be caught dead. >> bye-bye. >> wrote, she's a class act, even with a fanny pack. >> that's right. i'm not the only one. you know what, they make great sense. there are people who like them, that's some of us, but if you don't, "today" contributing editor for people style watch and author jill martin has alternatives to carry your stuff. >> okay. first of all, i'm a huge fan of the fanny pack. my mother's afraid of pickpocketers, so i went to italy, too, i always have everything here. there's a picture, how happy i look. >> i have that one, too. >> this is hands free, under $20 from american eagle, and this one i had from when i was in high school, $5 at a flea market. i always believed in them and continue to.
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there are doubters out there. this is from lulu lemon, for you, actually. >> quite the fanny. >> this is like a satchel. >> larger person than hoda woman? >> and you can wear it all different ways, as a cross body, in the back, but look how great that is. >> would i wear this? >> as you're working out. it's stuffed with bubbles, it goes flatter. that's great for your working out. >> now we've got it. >> another alternative starting at $15 on etsy, this really defines the fanny pack, because it's flat. i'm wearing a double if you can see here. >> that's adorable! wearing it back there you're susceptible to pickpocket. >> my mother always says that. it holds everything. that actually felt good. then on, they have all of these very fancy -- >> kate spade. >> -- getting racy, holds your ipad and all things that can go across the body. >> they are across the chest. >> but you're still hands free. >> very cute.
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>> under $100 on and you get designer ones. >> you can't run in that. >> so far i haven't found anything i like better than my fanny pack. this is a detachable cross-body purse. $99, real leather, then you open it into the wallet, you can hold everything. >> it's like a little purse, okay. >> these are big with teens, i think cassidy would like that. >> no. >> mochila is backpack in spanish starting at $50. these are cross body, as well, huge with the teens. >> won't be a teen after friday, jill. >> i can't believe she's turning 20. >> totally losing it. >> vera bradley is huge also and look, our grace is modeling it right now. so a cross body. they have all different ones, backpacks, little ones you can wear on your wrists. >> can we give her that one for her 16th birthday, please?
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>> or whatever she wants. >> or whatever else she wants. >> grace's day. these are adorable! >> this i thought you'd like, in it is your lip gloss. >> i should get an iphone because of this purse. >> i think i'm going to, my flintstone is dying. i have to bury it in the backyard. >> this is good. this is, if you have headphones, it has a headphone. >> that's crazy. >> this can be a backpack. >> that's cute. >> just to end it here, brooke's running, these are water proof, if you're work out, keys, water proof, zipper. men, too, if you want your man to be -- >> stop it, jerry! >> this is what's going on back here. >> what's going on up here? >> pick my pocket. >> look at all this money, you're a moneybags. >> oh! >> we're getting our fannies
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into the kitchen. >> pb & j! first, this is "today" on nbc.
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it's time for "today" kitchen, what's cooking, and what's cooking today is a kitchen competition. top chef masters is under way and yours truly makes a cameo in tonight's episode. >> can't wait. the chefs were asked to put an asian twist on an american classic using whatever ingredients they wanted and judge james osland got kathie lee to taste something she'd never bite into. take a look. >> nobody's business. >> i love this dish. totally crisp fried shrimp head and then he has this gently poached shrimp body. see, it's delicious, right? >> the texture's unusual, got to
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be honest. >> i saw it. >> i didn't swallow it. >> you ate it. >> how did it taste? >> nice to see you again. >> how did it taste? >> not good. you have to be open in life, right? you got to be open to new experiences and new tastes. >> would you like to try it again? >> no, it's sitting here, though. hoda should try it. >> you should try it, too. >> they are fried? >> i'll take the end. >> where's the head? >> not the head end, sort of the neck end. >> it's delicious. >> there's something mushy in there. can you pass me a napkin? >> wow, foul! >> no, no, delicious, delicious! >> nasty! nasty stuff. >> every day you should try something new. >> let's make peanut butter sandwiches. >> peanut butter sandwiches happen to be one of my favorite things. i want to put you to the test. i will judge you on your peanut
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butter sandwiches. go wild. >> i'm going to judge you on that suit. >> you might need the safety protector, exactly. >> what are we doing? >> you are going to make the most fabulous twist on a peanut butter jelly sandwich. twist, be creative. >> i like a lot of peanut butter. >> i like natural. >> peanut butter and jelly. >> how much time do we have? we only have a minute. >> you have about a minute. >> not going to be too pretty. >> goo crazy, be creative. >> you go crazy. >> 30 seconds. >> maybe don't put the shrimp head on. >> a little bit of this. >> one of the great things about peanut butter and jelly -- you're really having issues with -- >> that would be, like -- >> i love nutella. i'd eat nutella on anything. >> little bit of strawberries. >> wow. >> four, three, two --
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>> wow, okay. hands up. >> hey, hey! you have to judge. >> last minute sprinkles over there. >> 30 seconds, you have to take a quick bite. >> swallow. >> okay, you have ten seconds. >> you know you loved it. >> that one. that one there. delicious. >> kathie! >> delicious. totally delicious. seriously, it's beautiful, too. >> that was fun. >> beautiful. tomorrow -- have a bite! >> actually tastes pretty good. >> ambush makeovers, plus our everyone has a story winner, everybody. it's a great story. have an awesome wines day wednesday. enjoy. see you tomorrow! good morning! wow.
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good morning, everybody. thanks a lot for joining us, as always, i'm jon kelley. marla tellez has the week off. we start things today with a vicious attack caught on camera during san francisco's gay pride week. one month later, police now announcing they finally have their man. nbc bay area's christie smith joining us live in san francisco with this disturbing video. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you you john, i got off the phone with san francisco police and they are telling me that christopher porter bailey of oakland was arrested on friday in oakland with the help of oakland police, but not at his in this horrible attack. now, i do want to stress that we do have the attack on tape and that's what disturbed so many


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