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buenos días. y acuerdo o no un plan para deal or no deal? a plan to end the shutdown and avoid a national financial crisis may pass the senate as soon as today. >> we made tremendous progress. >> i think it's safe to say we made substantial progress. >> but will house republicans go along. call for help, police release the 911 tapes after a woman is trapped on a railway bridge. >> we need to bring this bridge down now. i don't know how much longer she is going to be able to hold on.
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>> an amazing story of rescue, today, tuesday, october 15th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to today on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer along side natalie morales and al roker. it's like you drew up the show today because you love technology. >> oh, man. >> we have things on the show, later on we'll talk about break through inventions that will change your life and could change the world. and then another guest. >> i see your break through inventions and raise you one bionic man. we have a bionic man in the studio. this is as far as science can go to replicating a human body. he can do a lot of things. we'll check him out. >> he looks like he is asleep. you have to wake him up. >> we'll wake him up. he's not a morning program. for the second straight night, emergency crews at l.a.x. are dealing with homemade dry ice
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bombs. tom costello is on the story for us. what can you tell us? >> they found dry ice bombs inside a plastic bottle like this one. it had gone off underneath a plane sitting at 148. two other devices also found in a restroom but did not explode. this time there were no evacuations, no injuries and airport operations were not effected. this follows sunday evening when dry ice exploded inside a restroom that only employees have access to. that was in terminal two. no injuries and no significant damage although it temporarily shutdown a tsa checkpoint and delayed flights. they're now investigating incidents. >> have they said anything about whether this could be related to international terrorism? >> our sources don't believe
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that at all. after sunday night's event they thought it was a prank. keep in mind, making a dry ice bomb in a plastic bottle has been a junior high school gag for decades. it's simple. you put dry ice in a bottle. you put in water and close it. the carbon dioxide warms inside the bottle and explodes. it can happen quickly if you're not careful or if you're too close you can get hurt. why anyone would do this a second night after the police and fire response on sunday has police wondering what the motive might be in this case. >> and at an airport. thank you, appreciate it. a possible end to the government shutdown could be in sight. peter alexander is at the white house with more on that. hi, peter. >> reporter: hi, matt, good morning to you. and end to the shutdown and to the ability to borrow money both in the works here. senate insists congress is the closest it's been to a deal. senate republicans will get a look at the plan a few hours from now. they could vote within 24 hours
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but the real hurdle maybe house republicans that are going to discuss the negotiations this morning as well. the third week may finally be the charm. with the u.s. expected to run out of money to pay it's bills in less than 48 hours and americans bracing for a possible default to old senate adversaries closed in on a deal to avoid an economic disaster. >> we have made tremendous progress. >> it's safe to say we made substantial progress and we look forward to making more progress in the near future. >> reporter: senate sources tell nbc news the agreement would fund the government for three more months through january 15th and would extend the nation's ability to borrow money until early february.
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still up in the air whether john boehner and house republicans will be on board. with one conservative already saying it's the senate surrender caucus. >> we stand a good chance of defaulting and defaulting would have a potentially devastating effect on our economy. >> reporter: across the nation's capitol frustrated tourists are all but ignoring the shutdown marching around barracades at the national monuments. still an end to the crisis can't come soon enough for furloughed workers and contractors, like this single mother that filed for unemployment benefits last week and is looking for a new job. >> things are going to be extremely tight for the next few months. it's going to take me months to overcome, you know, missing out on three weeks of a paycheck. >> reporter: again, the biggest potential obstacle here is any mass protest by house
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republicans and, remember, even if this all goes well, matt, this budget deal would only reopen the government for about 90 more days. unless the two sides reach a bigger deal soon, we could be back here early in the new year. >> nobody wants that. peter alexander, thank you very much. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondence. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> optimism coming out of the senate but as peter mentioned what can be in the bill that will give john boehner political cover to take it to a vote in the house? >> the best thing to give him the cover is if it's 80 votes in the senate. if it's some big number. if you remember the end of the year tax deal in 2012, fiscal cliff, there was more than 80 votes in the senate. what that gave john boehner was saying more than half of the senate republicans voted for this, guys, i'm putting it on the floor and i'm going to let everybody vote for it but i'm not convinced they're going to get that big vote out of the senate. the only thing that can give boehner the cover to throw it on to the floor and let democrats
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bring this home is if it's just the calendar. if we're starting to expire. >> given what members of congress heard from the public over the last couple of weeks t fact that they can't agree, are we more or less likely, given temporary measures, to see the same battle down the road? >> we're more likely to see the same battle. >> even though they know how the american people disapprove of this? >> this is not -- i think what's going to happen here is you're going to have a fight inside the republican party. it really has split the republican party. john boehner has done his best to keep it from blowing up and that's why you'll see some sort of potential shutdown again. >> when we talk about political fights in this country we often talk about the political center and the common wisdom has been that there is 40% on the right, 40% on the left. 20% somewhere in the middle. >> somewhere in the middle. >> maybe they're wishy washy about things. we did a survey and it's startling what it found. >> it is. a majority of the country is in the middle.
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51% is in the middle. the wings, the dominant part in washington is in between the 25 yard lines. but the vast majority of the country, a majority of the country is in between the 25 yard lines. >> when you look at these people in the 51%. >> i wouldn't call them independents. >> this is the center and they're not wishy washy on politics. they have strong views. >> it's just that some of them are supposedly liberal and some of them are supposedly conservative. this is people that live their every day lives and look at politics through their own lives. they don't look at it with a blue jersey or red jersey. >> let's see some of the things they believe in. where do they stand? all right. on the issue of government legislating how people behave in their personal lives, guns, abortion, marriage, marijuana, look what they say. >> large majorities are pro marijuana, pro-gay marriage. they're like get out of my life. don't tell me what to do. >> how should the u.s. handle
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itself in terms of foreign affairs. >> this is where you see the war weariness. this is folks that are basically saying we don't need to be patrolling the world. they're for defense cuts. again, this is a majority of the country and amajority of the middle. >> a majority want taxes raised on people that earn more than $1 million a year. >> but they're antiregulation. they don't want government in the way of oil drilling and things like that. while their economic populous on this stuff they're against it. whether it's on marriage or college admissions. >> tweet us using the #where i stand and we'll check in with tamron in the orange room on that subject in a few minutes. thank you so much. one of the world's most wanted al qaeda leaders is expected to
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appear in court today one week after his capture in libya and the decision to bring him to new york is a controversial one. richard engle has more on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. it has been a long road to get here for abu anas al libi. much of what he told his interrogators will not be admissible in court but u.s. officials believe they have a strong case against him for allegedly planning the 1998 bombings of u.s. embassies in east africa. he allegedly has the blood of more than 200 people on his hands. a key al qaeda planner, u.s. officials say, indicted for the bombings of american embassies in kenya and tanzania 15 years ago. this is his only confirmed photograph, a passport snap of abu anas al libi. one of al qaeda's founders, a
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freeman until two weekends ago when he was ambushed by u.s. special ops in libya and whisked to a u.s. warship in mediterranean. without miranda rights he's been held and questioned until a pre-existing medical condition. his family says it's a severe case of hepatitis, lead his captors to transfer him to u.s. soil. in new york al libi has rights including the right to remain congress. some members of congress say he should have been shipped to guantanamo bay, an off site prison where he could have been interrogated more fully. >> we should have been able to
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keep him as long as we had to to get that intelligence. because he's on the american mainland it has to stop. >> reporter: but now he is here. al libi, one of the most senior al qaeda members ever brought to u.s. soil. >> richard engle at federal court in manhattan, thank you very much. natalie is here with the rising death toll from a powerful earthquake. >> good morning, guys. they're searching for survivors after the massive earthquake in the philippines. at least 85 people are dead. hundreds of others are injured. the 7.2 magnitude quake knocked down buildings, cracked roads and caused fires. rescuers tried to free victims from rubble and debris. today is a muslim holiday and most schools and offices were closed and that may have reduced the number of causalities. >> there's a new report this
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morning that the nsa is collecting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail accounts around the world including americans. pete williams is in washington with the latest on this. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, this comes from documents in the washington post from nsa leaker edward snowden and they show that the nsa gathers address books and contact lists from e-mailers and instant messengers. they're from foreigners and not americans. they got over 200 million last year. now the nsa says it uses the day to look for connections focussing on what it calls valid foreign intelligence targets like terrorists, human traffickers and drug smug letters and the agency says it's not interested in personal information about ordinary americans. still, the program does capture the address books of potentially millions of americans but the nsa says it follows rules to
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minimize gathering, using, or disseminating that data, natalie. >> pete williams, thank you, pete. the supreme court will consider today whether a michigan ban on affirmative action is discriminatory. it focuses on a 2006 voter approved amendment prohibiting universities from using race as a factor during admission. following the law, african american and latino enrollment declined. now several civil rights organizations are challenging the ban. john bon jovi made a super fan's dream come true this weekend when he showed up to walk her down the aisle in las vegas. she was begging the star to do the honors. his tour was in town and it was the same chapel where bon jovi got married in 1989. >> i'm not sure if you're the
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groom if you feel up staged. >> yeah, actually snafu got married to bon jovi. >> i can't believe we did this. exactly. >> meanwhile, you're out fishing and enjoying yourself -- >> this is what happens. this is just outside of dallas. look at that, boom. about 200 feet off the bow. they had seen the thunder heads rolling in and decided to get into port but not before that happened. unbelievable stuff. boaters are the number one fatalities when it comes to lightning strikes. good news, new york state paying for lady liberty to be open. if you're heading to new york check it out the next three days. maybe showers tomorrow. otherwise, partly sunny skies. our top weather story today, we have a big storm system coming out of the plains. it's bringing snow into parts of the dakotas where they saw it yesterday. we'll continue to see heavy rain.
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we have the left over of tropical storm octave and we'll be looking at two to three inches of rain from dallas into central arkansas. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. arkansas. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in 0 seconds. a free wn for anyone, anywhere. if you look at a khan academy video, they cover everything from basic arithmetic to calculus, trigonometry, finance. you can really just get what you need at your own pace. and so, bank of america came and reached out to us and said, "we are really interested in making sure that everyone really understands personal finance." we're like, "well, we're already doing that." and so it was kind of a perfect match. 7:16. i'm meteorologist christina loren. it is cold out there but clear and we're getting a;l gorgeous sunrise here.
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there is from san bruno mountain. 55 in san francisco, at 39 in santa rosa. we have a nice rebound temperaturewise. 83 degrees in santa rosa later on. 76 degrees on the way to san francisco. and that's your latest weather. >> thanks, al. >> thank you very much of. we told you about the woman in florida that found herself stuck on a raised bridge dangling over the train track and now we're starting to hear the 911 calls that came in. >> the tapes are telling the frightening story of a rescue in real time. >> oh my god. she is stuck up there. >> the 55-year-old woman got about halfway across a railroad drawbridge when it rose 22 feet in the air to make way for boat traffic on the waterway below. >> she is on the tracks on the bridge. the bridge is open. >> the bridge is open and she's on there? >> she's on it.
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she couldn't get off and the bridge opened. >> they scrambled to get to the scene with stunned witnesses watching in disbelief. >> honestly, i thought it was probably a stunt or something. it was just that unbelievable. >> reporter: as the drama dragged on, callers begged for someone to help. >> she is holding on tight. on to the beams. >> okay. >> we need to bring this bridge down now. i don't know how much longer she is going to be able to hold on. >> reporter: after holding on to the train tracks for nearly 30 minutes, some worried how long she could last. >> she's trying to hold on but nobody can reach her because it's too high. >> reporter: rescuers were finally able to use a fire ladder to bring the woman down to safety. she was visibly shaken but not injured. it's still unclear why she crossed the bridge marked with no trespassing signs. now florida east coast railway is waiting to decide if they'll press charges for the woman' trespassing. >> it's amazing that she could
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hold herself up there for half an hour. what a frantic situation. >> right. >> let's swing over to the orange room now. tamron is covering for carson over there and is tracking how people are responding to that nbc news esquire new american center survey. tamron, good morning. >> good morning, guys. people are responding to this quiz. in interesting ways, for example, brent dixon says yes, most americans are actually libertarians. i have a few others, chris says i'm a dem through and through but liberal policies are not always right. it's important to to be open minded. i have another that says, i'm right in the middle and it's exactly as you said, i just want a fair country for everyone. hashtag is where i stand. right in the middle, there's something called the mba middle. so if you take the quiz, you'll see where you fall in this
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spectrum. interesting note, we asked the middle who they trust, guys, the most and the answer is president obama and oprah winfrey. the most trusted people according to those that fall in the middle. >> sorry about that, guys. >> you thought we were in the running? >> didn't workout. tamron, thank you. >> there's the ticket for 2016. >> could be. coming up, madeleine mccann's parents speak out in a rare interview in the wake of a possible break in the case of their daughter's mysterious disappearance. but first, on a tuesday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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when i had shingles the music stopped. good morning to you. it's 7:26. i'm marla tellez. b.a.r.t. trains are running as usual as feds ral mediator says b.a.r.t. and its unions are trying to work out a deal. they spent all night in a marathon mediation session in oakland. finally going home at 5:30. there is no word if there is a new deadline. both sides return to the table at 1:00 this afternoon. workers at the new 49ers stadium in santa clara started the day with a safety meeting one day after a construction worker died while on the job. edward lake jr. was crushed by a load of rebar as he delivered materials to the new stadium yesterday morning. >> it's the second death at the stadium site this year.
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four months ago a counter weight killed an elevator mechanic at the site. levi stadium is scheduled to open next summerment crews are working around the clock. cal osha is investigating the accidents. a cold start but it's going to warm up. let's look eigat the forecast. >> good morning to you. we have a gorgeous day shaping up. this coming in from san francisco. temperatures are chilly out there, we're at 38 degrees in santa rosa, 50 in san jose and 40 degrees to kick off a tuesday in gilroy. we stop the clock on futurecast. temperatures will be warm out there, 65 degrees at noon, livermore 66 in concord, and 67 degrees on the way to fremont at lincoln tunnelch time. we'll round out in fremont at about 80 degrees. 76 san francisco and warm day in san jose at 79 degrees. only to be trumped by tomorrow, we'll peek on wednesday. let's check the drive. >> looking here toward the south bay. we'll show you how that breaks
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down. 101, typical slowing, 280 between 87 and 880. slow there after a crash. at the bottom an earlier crash at 87. more slowing so a couple of sticky spots. a slow drive south 880 off the san mateo bridge and across toward the san mateo toll plaza t span moves over to the peninsula. slowing. >> looks busy. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great deals the easy way. you do enough flying around. that's why we give you real big club card deals. this week, load up on your favorite coke products. 12 packs are $2.77 each. tide is $16.99 for 150 ounces. that's under 20 cents a load. and oikos greek yogurt is just a buck. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway.
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. it's 7:30 now on a tuesday morning, 15th day of october, 2013. take a look at that sunrise over the nation's capitol. and we want to see what the morning looks like where you are, live. tweet us using #todaysunrise. that's the outside of the studio. some of the imagines of sunrises around the country. inside studio 1-a i'm matt lauer with al roker and savannah guthrie and natalie morales. senate leaders are set to be closing in on a deal to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. we'll see if the house goes along. a homemade dry ice bomb exploded at los angeles international airport for the second night in a row.
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two other devices were found but did not explode. police are investigating. the nsa under fire again. documents reveal the agency has collected millions of contact lists from personal e-mails and instant messages. some of them belonging to americans. coming up, did you guys love the $6 million man as much as i do? we have the real bionic man in our studio. we're very excited to make his acquaintance. tell you all about it. he is really pushing the limits of science and we'll tell you what this is all about coming up. >> can he deliver coffee? robert redford is here to talk about being a sailor. he speaks a dozen words in this movie but a lot of oscar buzz. >> when you think about iconic actors, we've already gone down the line. >> butch cassidy and the sun
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dance kid. >> butch cassidy. >> a lot to choose from. >> speaking of, tomorrow on today we catch up with the one and only brad pitt to talk about his new movie and more. >> we begin with the mysterious disappearance of madeleine mccann. michelle is in portugal where she disappeared. good morning. >> reporter: it brings back all that happened here in portugal. the parents were persons of interest and then cleared and the case closed after one year. now even six years later in a few moss, the british police reopened it and there is real progress. the bbc's program focussing on the may 2007 disappearance of madeleine mccann has a detailed time line of what happened that day and night. having dinner with friends 150 feet away from their rented apartment here checking on the children regularly. at 10:00 it was kate's turn.
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>> they were closed and then i could see that the window had been pushed open. i knew straight away then that madeline had been taken. >> police say this bears the ha ha hallmark of a planned abduction. they ruled out this earlier sketch but made these two sketches of another man seen about the same time kate discovered 3-year-old madeline was gone. >> reporter: a family saw him walking here down the hill with a child fitting madeline's description in his arms. about 5 minute walk from her apartment carrying the child toward the beach. >> i believe there's a possibility that she is alive and even if that chance is just .1% we will continue to fight for her. >> reporter: investigators say there was a rash of burglaries in the area during the time in which windows were used and have more sketches of one or two men
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seen lurking in areas around the apartment and men going around asking for money for charity. now police and this family are asking for help. >> these cases can get solved. that's what the public needs to think about. >> please, please, have the courage and confidence to come forward now and share that information with us. we can unlock this whole case but please come forward. >> reporter: even right after the program aired police said the response was overwhelming. as of right now they've had more than 1,000 calls and e-mails and they said that two people called giving a possible name for the man spotted carrying a child and each of those two people called separately but gave police the same name. that is an incredibly positive response for police and also gives them more work to do and more leads to follow, savannah. >> let's hope for a break in the case. michel michel michelle could say s
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michelle, thank you. >> let's get the weather from mr. roker. >> today's weather is brought to you by edward jones. face time and think time make a difference. >> as we look at more of the pictures you're sending in, #todaysunrise, gorgeous sunrises out there. temperatures changing as we look at the maps. starting off today, it will be fairly moderate and we'll see a shift coming as you see wednesday we start to see the cooler air making it's way into the east and the great lakes. the warmer air is suppressed to the south and by saturday we're looking at really the only warm air. it will be out in southern california and on into southern florida. gorgeous day up and down the eastern seaboard. low pressure bringing rain and wind back through the plains and the upper midwest. heavy rain again down through central texas. two to three inches possible and a gorgeous day out west. 7:35 on tuesday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures are going to be
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warmer this afternoon by about 3 to 5 degrees from yesterday's highs. even though it is cold out there to start the day, temperatures right now mostly in the mid-40s to low 50s across the bay area. you can see beautiful clear start to the day in san francisco. 76 degrees there, 80 in fremont, 79 degrees here in san jose. temperatures will be in mid-80s today. inland the upper 80s by tomorrow. any time you need to update your weather go to the weather channel on cable, weather.com online. >> thanks. >> coming up on trending, how often do you wash your jeans. is that a personal question? feels like it. one fashion mogul says your answer should be never. >> what? >> wow. >> remind me to avoid that fashion show. up next, the world's first fully functional bionic man takes over studio 1-a. that's right a
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remember that song. we have a remarkable project three years in the making. 28 different artificial body parts combined to make the first bionic man. >> we'll check him out in a action in a minute. but first, how the bionic man came to be. >> gentlemen, we can rebuild him. we have the technology. >> reporter: move over steve austin. you've got competition. >> the bionic man is a showcase of how far bionic technology has come. >> reporter: it's a nearly bionic man assembled from prosthetics and artificial parts already in real use in real people. >> we might change what it means to be human. >> artificial heart, artificial bionic hand. artificial eyesight. implantable kidney. artificial blood. biotic skeleton. restoring walking ability to people who are paralyzed. >> reporter: 28 parts in all together for the first time.
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bertrand myer, a swiss social psychologist will host it coming up. he has a bionic hand and a model of his face was used for the bionic man. >> it made me freak out completely when i saw it for the first time. >> reporter: there's still science left to go. mainly, the bionic man lacks a brain. >> you still need a human in the center to make all of this work. so we're very, very far away from them taking over the world. >> reporter: but with a little help, he's able to take a walk down broadway, giving even new yorkers something they have never seen before. a little glimpse of the future. the first step toward better, stronger, faster. and with us now is bertrand myer, along with the first fully functional bionic man. nice to have you here.
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>> good morning. >> more than 1 million sensors, 200 processors, 70 circuit boards and 26 individual motors. why? why did you do this? >> we wanted to find out how much of the human body we can replace already today. what if we got all the different spare parts that we already have today and put them together in one piece, what would it look like? well, it looks like this. >> what can it do? >> we can make him walk a step. shall we try that? >> yes, sure. >> let me pick up the external pump for his heart here a little bit and have him walk a step forward in his exoskeleton. oops. a little bit. oops. >> he makes me a little nervous when he starts leaning like that. >> yeah. >> think of this as the wheelchair of the future as a device that's supposed to restore the ability to walk. >> artificial heart circulates as you said in the piece, artificial blood. it can walk as we have just seen.
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clearly no brain. so there's an artificial intelligence here. >> no, no. that was something we couldn't find a replacement. we went out to the internet to find the best software one can have a conversation with today but it's still very limited. >> in other words, you program a conversation? >> well, with the software we used during the program, you can have a free conversation without prescripting it. at least you're supposed to have that given that you accept the fact that you're supposed to talk to a 13-year-old boy from the ukraine. >> you have a more personal connection to this device. if we notice here, you have a bionic hand as well. you were born without a right hand -- >> left hand. >> left hand. excuse me. i'm turned around. yeah. >> my model is the newer one. he is wearing last year's model and this is this year's model. it's come so far this technology. i would have never have imagined in my own lifetime to have something like this. first. if you hold on to the mobile
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phone, the built-in pressure sensors in the hand understand the shape of the object that you're holding and adapt the grasp so it gives a completely natural grip of the object and well, there's a party trick, you can rotate 360 that's not useful in every day life, but it shows that bionic limbs can make you do things that natural limbs cannot do, raising all sorts of interesting questions. >> ethical questions. >> what happened if the technology evolves. >> we should say the face of this bionic man was modeled after your own face. >> it was modeled after a 3-d scan of my face. >> i didn't know that. >> but you find it handsome don't you? >> honestly, it still freaks me out quite a bit. >> well, thank you so much for bringing him here. we really appreciate it. >> thank you very much for having us. >> thank you, bionic man, we're happy to have you here. >> you can see more sunday night on the smithsonian channel. coming up, an incredible actor, robert redford on the movie that could land him his first acting oscar.
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we're back. tamron has invited us into the orange room to talk about, what else? orange juice. >> only appropriate that it would attract a story about orange juice. do you drink it in the morning? >> love it. >> on the weekends. it's a sweet treat. >> it's interesting. orange juice sales, lowest level in 15 years. when you break down the numbers, last ten years, orange juice sales drop over 30%. that's a big number. when you look at the reasons behind it, this will catch your eye. 2003, orange juice, $4.40, 2013, $6.20 and that doesn't include what you pay at the high end grocery stores. >> al roker senior used to water it down. >> yeah. >> when we weren't looking. >> it will last us an entire month. >> haven't we had this about a
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month. >> why is it watery? but we're asking our audience to #orange juice room. >> but that's what a lot of people are drinking soda and things like that. >> on the weekends at my house we have momossas. >> you and the dog? >> don't describe miloy lonely life. nevertheless, sales are down. so what are you drinking? >> full disclosure, savannah saw my reeses pieces in the orange room and show what you did. >> let her have some of those. >> thank you so much. >> is your own body actually the best way to predict the weather? we'll talk about it. >> then at 8:15, robert redford
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it is 7:56 now. good morning. i'm marla tellez. a man who lives in a south bay home day care for kids is in court facing charges of sexual abuse. the 68-year-old is accused of molesting two young children. the alleged abuse happened here at the child care off south wolf road in sunnyvale. he is the father of the day care's owner. today is the first decision day for apple's new cupertino campus. the city council is meeting tonight to vote to either stop the building plans or move forward with them. the new space ship headquarters is designed to be a 2.8 million square foot four-story saucer shaped building accommodating more than 14,000 employees. if approved leaders will take a vote next month. it was a gorgeous sunrise. let's get a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> hey, good morning to you.
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i want to start with your offshore wind ññ speeds which aren't very strong now. just a weak offshore flow. what happens is all of these arrows pointing out to the ocean mean no marine layer and we're going to continue to see winds crank up throughout the afternoon. overall nice and warm as a result of the downsloping dry winds. 83 on the way to livermore. 76 degrees in san francisco. so even warm in the beach cities. we'll see the warmest day of the week into youru" wednesday. here's mike. >> traffic tuesday, look at all of this traffic. it's tuesday. we're looking at the maps, we see a slow drive northbound. 101 at the bottom corner by the clock, really slow off 85 to capital expressway. no crashes,6fr just very slow. 280 through the middle really hitting the brunt. a crash that slows you down. peninsula packing it in. 92 to san mateo bridge is getting more popular. >> not fun.óa/ñ
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, murder in utah. did a respected doctor kill his wife to hide his affair? robert redford all alone on the big screen. is this the film that finally lands him that acting oscar? and a high school football coach redefines what it means to win. >> we don't give the opportunities to our children like everybody else does. "today," tuesday, october 15, 2013. ♪ >> "today," it's my 70th birthday!
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>> we've travelled 1,774 miles to be on the "today" show. >> where's al? come here, al. >> there you go. there you go. >> hello, virginia. [ cheers and applause ] >> good morning. welcome back to "today." great day out on the plaza. i'm savannah guthrie and we have a bona fide movie star this morning. robert redford. i would like to amend my earlier answer. >> okay. >> my favorite movie is "all the president's men." >> okay. what did you say earlier? "butch cassidy." >> not only "the sting" my favorite movie he ever made, but maybe my favorite one or two movies of all time. >> we'll catch up with him.
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>> meanwhile, you know the expressi expression taking one for the team, this young lady broke her arm so she could put an orange cast on her arm. what's your name? >> paige. >> how did that happen? >> i was roller skating and i broke -- yeah. >> okay. >> feel better, all right, paige? >> let's check in with natalie. good morning to you. >> all right, good morning to you. good morning, everyone. senate leaders say they have made substantial progress toward a deal that would end the 15-day government shutdown and extend the nation's borrowing limit. source tell nbc news the agreement would fund the government and extend the borrowing authority until early next year. documents from edward snowden reveals that the nsa collects e-mail and message contacts. most of them come from yahoo! and hotmail accounts and the
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data is used to search for links to drug smuggling and terrorism and other activity. jury selection gets underway for a murder trial in provo, utah. a doctor is charged with using a cocktail of deadly drugs to murder his wife to continue an affair with his mistress. >> reporter: mshl mcneil's death has been never been determined a homicide. she was discovered dead in her open bathtub in april of 2007. but her daughter alexa says she waited six agonizing year for prosecutors to finally charge that it was her father, dr. martin mcneil, who used a mixture of prescription drugs to murder her 50-year-old mother. >> we know what happened and we support the prosecutors and just hope for justice for our mother. >> reporter: the alleged motive? to protect his continuing affair with his admitted mistress, 36-year-old gypsy willis. who after michelle's death was
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convicted along with dr. mcneil of fraud and identity theft. mcneil has pleaded not guilty. he called his wife's death the result of natural causes. they had four biological children and adopted four others is some of his own children are poised to testify against him. and michelle, a former beauty queen, might not have been mcneil's only victim. alleging in the murder complaint that the mcneil had talked about drowning a younger brother and attempting to kill his mother. this murder trial though, the first in utah to be televised, will only be about the death of michelle mcneil. >> it is about my mother. we just want to help the prosecution in any way we can. >> reporter: the trial is expected to last around five weeks. ending just before thanksgiving. for "today," mike taibbi, los angeles. the heart problem experienced by george g.w. bush
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in august was a clogged coronary artery was 95% blocked. doctors inserted the stint to open up the blood vessel. he has resumed some normal activities including bicycling and golfing. a japanese couple took a sentimental journey and returned hope as man and wife. they held it aboard a tokyo commuter train and their vows were broadcast over the speaker system. railroad employees lined up to salute them. the couple chose the unusual setting they say because they used to take that train when they first started dating. very sweet. 8:05 right now. let's go back outside to matt and savannah. >> thank you very much. taking photos. >> exactly. keeping busy. al is busy on the plaza. >> that's right. got some nice friends here. alzheimer's walk this weekend. riverside park. there you go. and then you're 70 years old today. very nice. let's check your weather. shall we? hey, let's look in st. louis, missouri.
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sun getting ready to come up. got rain today. some showers on thursday. wednesday looking pretty good. plenty of sunshine. rest of the country, heavy showers and thunderstorms, part of the storm system making its way through minnesota. wet weather down to texas where we may see another two to three inches of rain. beautiful up and down the west coast as high pressure dominates. we've got nice weather making its way into the mid atlantic states on into the northeast. rain down through texas. what's your name? >> sandy. >> where are you from? >> florida. >> well, good to see you. thanks for coming down. 8:306 on a tuesday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures are going to be warmer this afternoon, but it is cold out there. this is a live look from san jose. facing the campbell water tower. san jose today right around 79 degrees. 80 on the way to fremont, and temperatures are going to stay nice and mild at the immediate coast. mid 70s, and 76 degrees on the way to san francisco. getting into tomorrow we're
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going to peak right around 86 degrees inland. cooling you off a touch thursday into friday. and that's your latest weather. >> all right. al. >> coming up who had an imaginary friend as a kid? exactly. well guess what, it can make you a better adult. we'll hear why coming up. and may 15th oscar winner robert redford are saying is the performance of his career. an inside look at the world of jim henson and the iconic characters he created. but first, these messages. [ male announcer ] the founder of mercedes-benz
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back now with what's trending today at 8:11. trending from "the wall street journal." this is something a lot of us have suspected for a while. we're not trying to blame anyone at all, but scientists have now found a link between our aching bodies and the weather. >> that's right. it's a whole science called biometerology. >> in 400 bc they first noticed the link between weather. >> pre. >> let's give people some examples. >> trying to one up you. >> lightning leads to a 31% increase in migraines and headaches. cold weather increases shrink cage of heart attacks by 7%. >> and you want to be my bff.
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>> and falling air pressure causes joints to swell. >> absolutely. yeah. >> so when we feel our joints. >> absolutely, you do. that's why people live in barometers. >> another story that caught our attention in the wall street journal. why imaginary friends are not just child's play. anyone have a pretend friend as a kid? >> just as a kid? >> still talking about that. >> actually, it may be something helpful later in life. these imaginary friends can actually help us. this is from the journal of experimental child psychology. talking out loud to yourself -- >> here's your imaginary friend. >> what's his name again? >> i don't know. louise. help improve your performance when you're facing a challenge. it helps you psych yourself up. >> reinforcement. >> you're great, matt. you can do this. >> i don't get in front of the mirror because you're always right in front of it. >> oh!
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>> wow! >> a little testy today. trending on google, it's an age old question perhaps. how often do you guys wash your jeans? >> i never do. >> you never do? >> you're not supposed to. >> well -- >> two or three -- >> you would agree. you're not supposed to wash your jeans as well. >> do you stand them up in a corner? >> no, they walk away. they're more broken in. then they get too saggy. >> broken in means smelly? >> no. here's what lee advice recommends. if you don't want to wash your jeans, put them in a plastic bag in a freezer for 24 hours. it gets rid of the bacteria and the odors but not the dirt. >> they have a jean spray and it freshens your jeans. you're supposed to buy your jeans as tight as they can possibly fit and then they break down. you only wash them when you get a stain on them. >> matt said that's stupid. >> it's an alarming level of
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knowledge. >> wow. >> all right. >> trending on youtube, is there anything sandra bullock cannot do? the oscar winner showed off yet another skill on a british talk show when she was challenged to perform a hip-hop classic. check this out. >> i need some beat. give me some beat, you know? ♪ hip-hop, hip-hop a. you don't stop ♪ >> very good. >> love that. >> she said she learned the song -- listen to this a little more. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> she's good. >> she learned the song back in high school to impress a guy. she impressed us. >> i love that. >> very good. >> she even has the moves. >> tamron hall -- >> she's officially the queen. >> she washes her jeans. >> then i'll wash mine.
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on monday we introduced you guys to yvonne and dion dureka. they're the las vegas couple to have another baby after having a few. instead of ending up with one baby they had quintuplets. the story trended. these members, these motorized baby swing cradles for children. we got so many questions. so here's some of the answers. the swing is made by the company called for mom. it's sold at babies are us, target and bye bye baby. they received theirs as a gift from steve harvey and i have a special guest with me today. it's baby olivia that's only two months old. we'll see if it works. i'm going to buckle you in. aunt tamron wants you not to
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cry. [ baby crying ] >> it's okay momma. it's okay. let's see. okay pumpkin. okay. it's okay. aunt tamron's here. here we go. here we go. shh. >> it's okay. it's okay. [ baby crying ] >> tamron, thank you, nice job. >> oh, cool. and that is what is trending today. just ahead, a football coach found a very touching way to inspire his entire community.
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but first, the legendary robert redford. he is an actor known for classic rolls in butch cassidy and the sun dance kid and all the president's men and won an oscar for directing ordinary people. his newest movie is an adventure at sea featuring redford as a single nameless and nearly wordless character. take a look. robert redford, good morning, nice to have you here. >> hi, matt. >> when's the last time you excepted a roll in a movie that
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had a script of 30 pages? >> this year. >> very little dialogue and the good news is you don't have a lot to memorize. the challenging part is this is all you. it's you on screen alone, in silence, tight shots of your face. what were the challenges? >> yeah, i'm surprise the audience still stayed. >> it's incredibly compelling. what i loved about the story is for all the years you have been doing sun dance, the film festival, all the up and coming and aspiring film makers you've been around, this is the first time that one of them actually said mr. redford, would you be in my movie. >> that's right. he didn't call me mr. redford but he said would you be in my movie and i thought, well, that's interesting. all the people i supported over the years, nobody has ever come forward and asked me to be in the film. i would have taken it just because he asked. >> why do you think that is? do you think it's like the pretty girl in high school everybody assumes she is already going to the prom or too busy to
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say yes. >> no, i never related to the pretty girl in high school. >> come on. really? that wasn't in your frame of reference at all? >> not my frame of reference. >> this character is nameless. the audience never learned his name and we don't know really anything except a little of a letter in the beginning or comments made about his back story. so as an actor i was always told that's what you need to get your arms around a character. to know a little bit. what did you cling to? >> i loved it. i loved it because to me it was more pure cinema. it wasn't reliant on specific effects or digital. it wasn't going to be heavy in postproduction. it was just pure. i love that. as an actor i like the idea of there not being any interference between you and the experience of the audience. dialogue, voice overs, things like that. that was rare and for me it was extremely attractive. i was drawn to that. i loved it. >> i was read a little bit about your other reasons for taking
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it. you like these situations, robert, when incredible circumstances strike someone and it gets so dyer that a lot of people would simply quit yet some people don't. they percesevere. >> you hit it. at what point do you keep going when others would have stopped. when the odds are impossible and you say i can't go any further so i won't and then other people just keep going than for no other reason than just to continue and that's always fascinated me. >> you are getting a lot of great reviews for this movie. let me read you something. i'll embarrass you. >> i'm already embarrassed. >> a film critic wrote "all is lost" is amazing, deeply moving, and harking back to an age when the best mainstream films might be the best pictures america made. it's an adventure and an epic
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with one person, robert redford. do you like reading things like that? >> no. >> why? >> they're embarrassing. >> you don't have a big ego after all of these years? >> well, i must or i wouldn't be in this business. but there's areas that i stay away from them. that's one of them. >> let me embarrass you again then. >> you're doing great. >> thank you. there was a time when if you asked people in this country to write a list of sex symbols and you say give me three choices you would have fallen at the top of every single list written. what was that time like for you as an actor and a person? >> you know, i'll tell you what it was like. i got really nervous early on when there was overreaction to something i had done, something i wasn't expecting and i got really nervous about what my life would be if i played into that. so i put three signs up for myself about the word object. one was you're being treated like an object. that's the first stage and the
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second stage is if you aren't careful you'll start to behave like an object and the third and final stage is you will become an object. so those were my cautionary tale. avoid that. don't look back. don't look in your rear-view mirror or career as anything that gained momentum overtime. just focus on the future and don't look back. >> when you do look at your career now without looking back too much and you look at an oscar for ordinary people and a lifetime achievement oscar and no individual acting oscar and people are saying this movie might be the movie, would it be important to you? >> not necessarily. awards don't come into my mind. they never have. i'm surprised when they come but that's not what is on my mind. i always liked the climb up. that's the exciting part. not standing necessarily on the top. >> well, i had a chance to watch this last night and the performance is extraordinary. >> did you stay with it?
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you're a sailer, right? >> i'm not a sailer but i have a boat and i found myself thinking a lot about the solitude and putting myself in your characters position. it's incredible. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> come back and see us. >> all is lost opens in new york and los angeles and friday and goes nationwide on october 25th. >> matt, thank you very much. now to a touching story, a high school football coach measuring wins in a whole new way. here's nbc's gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: in sports there are often moment of pure joy, but rarely quite like this. >> we don't get the opportunity to see our children like everybody else does. i can't believe i'm crying. >> reporter: to understand why these parents are crying and their children, levi and austin are smiling, you need to meet coach scott hamilton. >> i like to make an impact on
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people. >> reporter: he worked at this high school near atlanta for the last six years but out of all the students in the crowded halls, two seasons ago he decided to pick at least one player of the day for every home game. each of them with special needs. >> what do you think this does for these kids? >> gives them a chance to be part of something they normally don't get to be apart of. >> reporter: this time he surprised two, austin and levi. >> how much do you like coach over here? >> i like him because he's good to me and the players. >> you going to put it on today? are you ready? >> reporter: just like the rest of the team, they get to wear a jersey from the pep rally to the workouts to getting on the bus to the pregame dinner. for the other players, the scoreboard isn't the only measure of victory. >> trying to show these boys how to be men. you can be a tough guy and still have a compassionate side. >> he's opened these players
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eyes. >> even more for our boys it's for these kids. >> honestly i don't think coach hamilton realizes what it does for them. and us. >> and us. >> reporter: because while levi and austin stand on the sideline, they are now part of the team. >> it's the highlight of my day every day to watch them come out through the tunnel. >> reporter: a highlight before the game even started. >> i want my tombstone to say scott hamilton, a good man. >> a great man, actually. >> robert redford just walked out of the studio and they said you asked him about his time as a sex symbol and we both think he is still. >> security had to get involved. >> she was on him like white on rice. >> someone took a picture with him. >> yeah. >> who wouldn't. >> never been here in studio.
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>> we had another star in our studio coming up, octavia spencer. she is a delight. wait until you hear a good morning to you. bart trains are running as usual today. a federal mediator says bart and its employees are still trying to work out a deal. they spent all night in a marathon mediation session in oakland finally going home at 5:30 this morning. there's still no word yet if a new deadline has been set to avoid a potential bart strike. both sides will return to the negotiating table at 1:00 this afternoon. right now we want to get a check of the roads with mike. >> well, good morning. it's still traffic tuesday. we're jammed in the typical spots like here in san jose. we have a crash that is actually an alert situation for west 580 at west 24. that's your commute coming out
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of oakland heading towards the maze, and you see at the bottom of the screen, 8yaelt northbound. not much of a relief. both directions slow, and actually 24 really packing in over to the bay bridge toll plaza, which is light right now. 880 is tough south 238 and north 238. a new crash castro valley y will add complications there. 92 heading slow across the bay, and 92 over here not so bad on the peninsula. back to you. >> all right, mike. now we know. we'll be back at 8:56 with our next local news update.
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8:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 15th day of october 2013. glorious fall day here in new york city. a nice crowd gathered. all the way down there. >> i'm matt lauer with savannah guthrie, al roker, tamron hall and natalie morales. >> coming up, move over nancy
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drew, there's a new detective in town. she is a ninja detective from brooklyn. it's all with that lady there, octavia spencer. we'll catch up with her in a few moments. >> also new and award winning technology. how would you like to control your computer with the wave of your hand or serve eggs with a bionic hand as we saw earlier? >> good stuff. >> few people served the world like jim henson. willie geist catches up with his friends at a look at a new life. >> and delicious fall recipes for us this morning. but first i know we have bridget jones fans around here. >> of course. >> ever wonder what she would say about your relationship issues? tomorrow we'll get the chance to find out. author helen fielding is taking over our today show book club
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account and she is going to answer your questions from bridget's perspective. i love this. use the #wwbd which stands for what would bridget do. haven't we all wondered? >> yes, let's find out what mr. roker would do. >> he would give you the weather. let's see what we got for you. wet weather makes it's way from the upper midwest into texas. gorgeous out west and along the east coast. everywhere in between on the wet side. then for tomorrow, the rainmaking it's way into upstate new york. up across the upper ohio river valley. into central and southern texas. out west, gorgeous up and down the west coast. rainy in the upper >> 8:32. good tuesday morning. meteorologist christina loren, and temperatures are still cool out there. nice clear start over senole. you can see we still have a lot of dry brush. a lot of fuel available if you
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do see any fires start around here. we are going to see the dry downsloping winds, and keep that in mind. bad idea for outdoor burning. 83 degrees in lufr more. getting into the next couple of days, we're actually going to peak on wednesday at 86 degrees inland and then we'll level off thursday and friday. and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thank you so much. well, octavia spencer is trying something new. she has written her first book. it's called randi rhodes ninja detective. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we know you're the oscar winner, the red carpet mavin, are you a bookworm? >> i'm a bookworm and armchair detective. >> you have been since you were a little girl. >> i always loved books. i've not been the best reader but i loved books. so this is up my alley. >> was this your chance to workout wanting to be a
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detective to solve a crime? >> absolutely. when i was young they called it nosey little kid. now, you know, it's just the inquisitive mind. but yeah, this is really my passion. >> tell me about randi rhodes. she is an interesting character. she is a ninja. >> she is a practicing martial artist. she is going through a different change in her life and not only has she lost her mom, she is moving to a different town, a small town and there's very little to do so she has to solve some mysteries. >> she has a whole gang of friends and they're from all different walks of life. it seems like that was part of the message of the book. >> absolutely. you don't have to look alike to like one another or love one another and that's what is great. the kids are all very different. the thing they have in common is they feel like they don belong or they don't actually fit anywhere but they fit together perfectly. >> you grew up in alabama. you mentioned how you were as a
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kid. you came from humble begins. you talked about that a lot. is it sinking in how much life has changed? i remember us first meeting in 2012. you were just about to get the oscar. does it ever just stop being a thing where you're pinching yourself all the time? >> no, i know i'm very forn fortunate. i feel like i got the golden ticket to the chocolate factory and i'm having a great time sampling the chocolate. >> you have a great movie you're working on, right? >> i just walked on a movie called black and white and i'm about to do james brown. >> okay. what else are you up to? you still reading a lot of books? >> i'm reading a lot of books and solving mysteries in my spare time. >> are they finding you? >> i stumble upon one every now and again. >> it's a great book. it's the first of two. you'll have a second one too. >> yes. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. coming up next, cutting edge innovations including texts and
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we're back now with cutting edge products. they're included in the november issue. jim is the editor. nice to see you. >> nice to be here. >> you're seeing the innovation. >> so many of them came from big global companies and we're seeing small start ups coming up with brilliant technology. >> we have a lot to cover. let's get right to it. talk to me about the watch you're wearing. >> this is the pebble watch. it's a better way to control everything that goes on on your
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phone. if you get a text or if somebody calls you when you're in a meeting, you don't have to take it out of your pocket. you can control music. so, you know, normally you'd have your head phones on. >> that's unbelievable and this is inexpensive. >> only about $150. >> you hear about google glass, this is similar but less expensive. >> wearable technology is one of the big things. >> this is called the oculis rift and we're talking about virtual reality. >> these are the first virtual reality goggles. >> i don't need them. >> you put these on, you're immersed in this world. this snowy world. >> wow. >> it's snowing. >> you can look in every direction. >> in the plaza. >> this is going to be great for gamers, people that love video games. what are some of the other practical applications?
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>> so some of the things you can see is right now it's really aimed for gaming but in the future it could show you what it's like to walk around on mars and even has applications in health and psychology. >> i love that. that's fantastic. let's move on here and introduce me to this young man here. >> he is modeling, basically, it's a fingertip for computers and robots. computers have been able to hear and see but not touch. so you can see how he can grasp something delicate like a plastic cup. in the past, that wouldn't be possible. this little fingertip actually senses the gripping and even the temperature and texture of objects and this opens up a whole new world for robotics. >> is this technology ready now? >> they're looking in a lot of fields to find applications for this. >> look how sensitive. you can do even an egg. that's incredible. thank you very much. we appreciate it. coming back here, this is like
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your entire arm becomes almost like a computer mouse. >> exactly. this is the myo and what it does, it goes on your wrist and as you can see, he done have to touch the keyboard. what this shows is we're moving toward a future where you wear a lot of technology. you interact with computers without touching keyboards and touch screens. >> is this here now? >> yes it is. >> so this is ready. >> thank you so much. appreciate it. >> all right. have willie over here. a little fact, willie used to be a landscaper. so the development of this next product is right up your alley. >> three summers. i have been driving it around. it's so quite. i can't get over how quite it is. >> it's the tesla of riding mowers. >> cub cadet zero and it's all electric, charges overnight. no emissions, no fuel. environmentally friendly future for lawn mowers.
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>> does it do a good job cutting the grass? >> absolutely. it can cut about an acre on a charge. >> so it's early in the morning and you don't disturb the neighbors anymore. that's fantastic. well done. >> a plus. >> just be careful because we have something coming at you here. >> this is boosted board. they turned the skateboard into a green form of transportation. it's an electric skateboard and it can go up to about 20 miles per hour and it's good for commuting to cities like new york and san francisco with a lot of bike paths and we love the way this takes different technologies and puts them together. he has a wireless controller in his hand. >> right. >> and wouldn't have any fears about this in a place like new york city. >> be careful. >> it's like a bike. you have to be careful but you can carey this into your office. you can carey it on a subway. it has a lot of practical applications that other forms don't. >> popular mechanics magazine.
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things we'll be seeing changing our lives and our world very soon. jim, thank you very much. >> my pleasure. >> up next, the muppet master, a look at the life and irreplaceable jim henson. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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it has been 23 years since the world said good-bye to jim henson but long after the creative genius passed his iconic characters still entertain us and stay in our hearts. a new biography lifts the curtain on henson and willie caught up with those that knew him best. >> all of us have been touched at one time or another from the world of jim henson. his characters and their
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educational but always irreverent style are as strong today as when he dreamed them up decades ago. they are some of the most iconic faces in entertainment. >> welcome to the muppet show. >> reporter: colorful creatures, garbage dwellers, unlikely love birds. and they are all, of course, the brain child of jim henson. >> jim really celebrated and wanted people to not take things too serious and not take even him too seriously. >> reporter: the author captures the life of henson in a new biography. >> they still do muppets for sesame streak and still build costumes. there's drawers of eyes and hair and teeth. >> he seemed to be the kind of kid, he was when he got into this business, that knew what he wanted to be early on. he was on tv as a teenager. >> yeah, 17. when a local tv channel
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advertised for puppeteers to perform, he went to the library and taught himself to build and perform puppets and auditioned and got the job. >> by his freshman year in college he got his own show on a local nbc affiliate. >> he survived sam with all of these vague abstract characters including an early version of kermit the frog. >> reporter: so the muppets were born. like many creations the characters evolved. kermit the thing became kermit the frog. this monster would lose his teeth and gain an addiction to cookies. in the 1960s, jim found regular working commercials and made frequent talk show appearances, including here on "today". >> this is kermit. >> this is sam. >> reporter: but henson's success was cemented when a broadcast by the children's television network came looking for his muppets to liven up the show. >> all we did was screw around
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with each other and have fun. >> reporter: frank was just 19 when he became one of henson's first hires for his young company muppets, inc. their friendship lasted three decades and gave us the most iconic duos in history. >> there's a great relationship. bert and ernie and miss piggy and kermit the frog. is there some of your relationship in there. >> you hit it right on the nail. people can't grab the characters and perform them. it's not just the characters. it was us. jim was easy going. me i was always fighting up the river and this was bert and earn ernie. >> reporter: with the success of sesame street came another project. >> the muppet show was sophisticated human that didn't mind being silly.
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>> jim was annoyed as i was when people thought the characters were cute. hated that. >> reporter: he sums it up in two works. >> anarchy. >> reporter: with a series of successful films henson always had an eye on the next big thing. but his life was cut short. >> jim henson, the creator of the muppets, dead of pneumonia at age 53. >> reporter: family, friends and colleagues celebrated henson the only way they knew how. jim henson's legacy, the unforgettable characters he brought to life. >> he wanted to make the world a better place. and damed if he didn't. one man. >> thank you, kermit. >> frank oz who you heard from was the voice behind so many of the characters we loved. bert, fozzy, miss piggy and yoda
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from star wars. i asked what he would be working on today. he said at time of his death he was obsessed with computers and something like pixar would have been right up his alley. >> it's amazing to see that body of work. we all became five years all again. >> sesame street and the muppets. >> i was watching by consequence last night. my 6-year-old daughter was watching and i watched her laughing at the characters he created in his mother's house in the 1950s. what a legacy. >> willie, thank you. appreciate that. coming up, lydia is here to give us common sense italian recipes that are perfect for fall, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: today's kitchen is brought to you by macy's. >> we're back at 8:52 with today's kitchen. lidia bastianich has easy fall recipes from her new cook book called lidia's common sense italian cooking. >> pleasure being here. >> you think entertaining family and friends one of the most important things we can do. a lot of people go in and get intimidated right off the bat. >> that's the whole idea. be comfortable and get in the
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kitchen and use your common sense. >> take chances too. >> a recipe, this is a perfect example. simple chicken. just a little bit of flour and -- are you ready to get in here? >> sure. absolutely. >> you're a common sense kind of guy. >> absolutely. sometimes too much. but that's okay. >> all right. >> so dredge them in flour a little bit. >> and put them in here. you notice here i put a little bit of oil and butter. low temperature. a lot of people cook things at very high temperatures, especially chicken and it gets tough. >> all right. while that's cooking -- that's not going to take long. >> it's not going to take long. just flip them over. here we have some onions. oh, there's more butter right in there. here we have red onions and we get the chicken, sauteed chicken. >> we'll pretend that's done. >> exactly to expedite things. you want it nice and caramelized. >> you're going to add flavors that are contradictory.
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>> what's so contradictory about this? >> just the olives and to rang and things like that. >> this is sicily. >> well, this is actually not sicily but that's all right. >> this is about sicily. >> okay. take me to sicily with you. >> come on. loosen up. >> what's this over here. >> fennel powder. >> a lot of people love it. a lot of people don't. could you leave it out or is it necessary. >> you could leave it out. you could substitute it. let's say that you like, i don't know, instead of fennel you like whatever. this is what common sense is all about. i give you a recipe but you can make it your own. you don't like fennel? >> i do sometimes. but not all the time. >> but like this, mill like that in a spice mill? >> i probably would but in seed form it's tougher. >> exactly. a little bit of wine. there you go. >> i'm right with you. how long will this cook now? >> just a few minutes. just reduce it. bring it up and reduce it, a
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little bit of salt. get a little salt. >> got it. >> as much salt as you like. >> could you make this sauce in advance? would it hold in the fringe? >> absolutely. but the chicken -- it's your pot. you're going to have this for lunch. >> i'm not waiting until lunch by the way but that's all right. >> don't put the chicken in the refrigerator but the sauce you could have. you bring it hot and sauté the chicken and put it in. >> what a pretty presentation. it looks beautiful. >> it's simple. just a little bit of that. >> bring that over. >> absolutely. right here. >> common sense italian dessert now. >> eggs. we have custard. there's about six eggs in there. we'll make a bread pudding with pears and they're in season but you can make witt apple or anything else. let's put a little bit of cream. keep whipping. we're not finished yet. >> you're a tough task master, do you know that? >> some milk. some sugar and again, here, you
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know, i put a little lemon, a little vanilla but you can put cinnamon. what you feel that you like the flavors or whatever. and old bread. >> does it have to be old? you can't use fresh bread? >> it's a great way of using old bread. >> does it absorb better when it's older? >> yes and here i have whole wheat. any bread that you have is great for this. you let it soak 8:56. i'm marla tellez. a deal to end the government shutdown is not coming soon enough for livermore lab employees. this morning employees at the nationally renowned lab will begin to shut down operations. more than 6,000 people work there. let's take a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> hey, good morning to you,
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ingredients for life. from nbc news, this is today's take with al roker, natalie morales, and willie geist. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to today on this tuesday morning, october 15th, 2013. a nice fall day here in new york city with a nice crowd outn the plaza. i'm willie geist with al roker and natalie morales. all three of us back together again. >> yeah. >> been a good long weekend if you're back at work. i'm sorry about that. it's just unfortunate. >> people love work. >> so the first story we're talking about, i tried to see the other side of it and i don't see it. >> this is a tough one. a lot of people will have conversations about this. >> a massachusetts high school student that went to the assistance of a friend that was too drunk to drive, in other
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words, went to a party to pick up a friend that had been drinking. >> she was a desdemona ignitign >> she took a call from a friend that was too drunk to drive. she drove after a shift to work to pick up a friend shortly before the police got there. cleared of any wrong doing. >> completely sober. >> no school, though, because she was there and they have a zero tolerance policy demoeted her from being captain of the volleyball team and gave her a five game suspension. they said by punishing her the school district sends a contrary and dangerous message that young people are better off letting their friends drive drunk. i tried to see the other side of it. they're saying we have a zero tolerance policy for you doing the right thing. even if you're there and others are drinking you're not
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supporting it. she is picking up her friends and was completely sober. it's hard to understand why they're reacting the way they did. >> i think they had a knee jerk reaction and now they don't have the backbone to say, you know what, we made a mistake, we're going to walk this back. instead, they're going to stick with this even though it's a bone headed move and stay with it. >> the frustrating thing is she did everything we asked of teenagers. >> i would hope -- exactly. >> call somebody in trouble. >> i hope my daughter behaves that way. >> erin cox should be held up as an example of what teenagers should do. >> yeah and the friend too to recognize the fact that she was drunk and called her friend and said can you come pick me up? it's a sad statement. >> doesn't make sense. >> i'm sure we're going to hear more. we hope you'll weigh in on this conversation as well. just go to our website today.com or even tweet us.
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#orangeroom. >> do you think that this high school -- >> the suspension was warranted. she wasn't suspended from school. >> i haven't heard it other than the umbrella zero tolerance policy. >> yeah. >> the holidays are coming up on us. >> wow. >> macys now confirmed most of it's stores will open thanksgiving evening at 8:00 p.m. >> thanksgiving day at night. >> that early. >> used to open at midnight. >> right. >> on thanksgiving day. >> right. >> 8:00. >> so the shopping season gets earlier and earlier. they said in a move to minimize the impact on associates macy's began planning early to allow associates the time to review available shifts throughout the holiday season including on thanksgiving weekend and volunteer for the shifts they prefer. they get time and a half. >> so about 60% are volunteering knowing they'll get paid extra.
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>> they probably say we have eaten the turkey. make a little extra money. >> it's a sign of the time. thanksgiving is one of those holidays too where it's not just for families. it's time to go shopping. >> a lot of families plan that christmas shopping. they finish the meal, and they are going to the mall. >> you included. >> no. >> but usually you're done by now, aren't you? >> well, i have gotten a late start this year. >> a late start for roker. that's a first. >> we were just talking about this, in the era of online shopping, still the idea that you would line-up through the night when you could click it and have sent to your home. >> the early bird special. you don't want to miss those. >> exactly, my dad and you know mario, he stood in line for a free computer and he got a free computer. >> he is getting his free flat screen this year. >> he did. >> you're not there physically, you're not going to get it. >> depending on your family situation, maybe it's a great thing. get out of the house. >> got to get out. >> got to go. >> macy's is open.
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sorry. >> we'd love to stay for desert but i got to go to work. >> for some of us, the football games, shopping. i could do that. >> that's un-american. >> speaking of american. >> speaking of american, dave letterman having fun. in a recent study, american adults scored below the international average on math, reading and problem solving. >> i don't think they're surprised. >> no, that's been happening for several years now. last night letterman offered his take on america versus the world. >> here now, we have a segment average human versus average american. the average human, which commanded the island's greatly out numbered forces in the siege of 1965? the average american? >> we'd like to solve the puzzle. >> go ahead. >> superman and spider woman.
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>> this has been every average human, average american. >> here's the deal, i needed a translator for the first guy. >> i couldn't understand what he said. >> dave did take us at our very worst. looking for wonder woman. >> i always remember one of the classic family feuds buzz the fast money and it was name an animal with only three letters in it's name. the first says horse and everybody -- richard dawson literally drops almost on to the floor. second comes out, name an animal with three letters in his name, alligator. >> oh my gosh. >> those were the good old days. >> richard is making out with him. >> show me. >> oh, yeah. get him the lollipop. >> i don't know how you feel about spousal oversharing.
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>> embarrassment. >> i'm a little guilty of that. >> you have been? >> would you care if your partner, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend posted an unflattered picture of you online without your consent? >> yes. >> that's what happened to rory mcllroy. his girlfriend, the danish tennis star, posted this photo of him asleep, mouth agape. she put that on her twitter account with the message jet lag lol. >> i think it's tweet. >> that doesn't look that bad. >> that's me on a friday night by 8:00 p.m. >> this guy looks better like that than most of us. >> that's natalie after a box of wine on friday night. >> mommy, wake up. mommy. >> leave mommy alone. i got my baba. >> momma's with her friend right now. >> you have your baba i have mine. >> oh, boy. >> it's not really like that in
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my house i promise. >> if you are going to send a picture -- >> you can't put the tooth paste back in the tube. >> no, but that's embarrassing. what have you done? >> i haven't done anything quite like that but i have taken pictures that probably weren't the best. e-mailed them. i don't post them on twitter but i e-mail them to friends and deborah is like you did what? >> there's probably a photo of you with your mouth open like that sleeping. >> yeah, so, come on. you're asleep. >> i think spouses should get final approval on photos. >> especially like over twitter and facebook. >> yeah. >> all right. the weather, roker. >> let's show you what we got. we got rainmaking it's way. we got a snowstorm going on winding down in the dakotas but we're also looking at this big system that's making it's way east and as it does, we're going to be looking at a lot of rain. we got, actually a tropical -- the reminisces of a tropical storm octave in texas and that's
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bpa or high bpa and miscarriage. >> it's bad stuff. you can't avoid it unfortunately. bpa is an estrogen-like compound. it acts like a hormone in your body. we all have it in our bloodstream. you would find bpa using hard plastics and tin cans we eat out of. beer bottles. soda cans. the problem is it's interacting with our system. we don't know exactly what it's causing but it's not good news. this study looks at the effect of miscarriages. so the women that had the most amount of bpa in their system had 80% higher rate of miscarriages than the women with the lowest amount. this is scary stuff. >> it's a small study, right? >> it didn't prove cause and effect. it has been taken out of baby bottles and products children put in their mouth and maybe something that women in general
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need to be careful of. be prudent. never use plastics when you're heating up something. the heat causes the chemical to leach into the food. be more careful. we don't know for sure. >> how can you tell? can you avoid it? is there a marking or something? >> usually it will have a b and a triangle or say bpa or bpa free. >> yeah. >> glass is okay. >> pyrex, those are good things. >> avoid the plastics. good. this is an exciting new one. blood tests aimed at detecting breast cancer. >> this is how medicine is heading. if we can detect it with a blood test it's more comfortable. however this has not been proved to improve treatment or survival in cancer. so this is something that may down the road be useful for doctors when they're checking patients that had cancer, they want to see if it recurred or patients at high risk. it's too soon to say this is a widespread test that should be
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used. >> this is exciting stuff. this goes along with stuff in medicine now. we're better at finding the needle in the hay stack. we're finding the tumor cells we're able to detect. proteins that help us know we're getting a certain disease process early. we don't know how to understand it or what to do with the information. eventually we might be able to do a blood test and avoid the uncomfortable mammogram. soon they'll be able to use it for prognosis in cancer patients. if somebody has cancer you hear they have positive lymph nodes and now we're starting to look at other cancer cells and how much and we're able to personalize cancer therapy as well. >> for now, stick to the mammograms, right? >> stick to the mammograms and talk to your doctor about what is the right screening for you as an individual. >> so the baby boom, 5 million babies have been born with the help of ivf. two of them are ours. how significant is this? >> it's significant and half of
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the 5 million were just in the last several years like six or seven years. so we're seeing a huge increase in the recent years and this has to do with improved success rates but also it's much more acceptable socially. this is something that women talk about more. couples talk about and they consider it a real option. it's no longer something you're afraid of. you're afraid there's health risk associated. it's become safe and effective. >> ivf has revolutionized infertility treatments. we have a couple of dozen women pregnant with ivf at any one time. the new thing is preimplantation genetics which is amazing. they're able to harvest the eggs, turn them into embryos and let them grow into a cell which takes a couple of days. take one little cell out, check the chromosomes in it and then take only the embryos which are good and put them in. so a woman with multiple miscarriages because she has bad
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eggs they're able to put in the ones that are okay. a woman can go through those miscarriages which some women do. a woman that has a breast cancer gene and doesn't want to pass that gene to her child. they can put in only the embryos that not longer have that genetic mutation. >> a lot of controversy. >> the technology is amazing. >> ivf has given so much hope to so many families but what are risks and down sides? >> well, one thing you need to think about is even though we're seeing huge numbers, this is not always successful and to sort of think that i can wait until i'm 40 or 42 i'll use ivf and have a baby, at that age, the chances are you're not going to get pregnant as opposed to getting pregnant. so think about that. but in general it's quite safe and we're seeing that the babies born to ivf do well and are
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healthy. >> good point with fertility planning down the road there's egg storage. we're able to store them as eggs or embryos and thaw them out and use them. >> that's remarkable. great information. thank you so much. appreciate it. >> coming up next, i'll get you caught up on all the news you need before you leave your house this morning. >> you know what the five most common fights are among couples? we'll tell you. >> and we'll answer your questions on that. before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections,
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taking a look at headlines this morning. is there a new report the nsa sifts through e-mail contact lists for millions of people around the world including americans. that is according to a report in the "washington post." the vast majority are foreign citizens. most come from yahoo, hotmail accounts and facebook and google. they are used to search for links of terrorism, drug smuggling or other criminal activity. it is tax day for more than millions of americans who requested a tax extension back in april. as of last week with, many had yet to file. you're still responsible for filing even if you couldn't get help from the irs to answer your questions. >> get ready for a tighter squeeze next time you fly. almost every major u.s. airline is adding more seats to its planes. but not the big bulky seats you're used to. they are installing slim line
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models that take up less space and allow for five or six more seats on each planes. it means more paying customers. for you it means thinner padding and narrower aisles. a driving mode will automatically silencing incoming calls and texts while driving and send automatic replies that you're behind the wheel. netflix execs are meeting with cable carriers looking to putting the video service on cable boxes. the talks are in very early stages. take a look at this. it was caught on camera. close call for a young pro bass angler in texas. that lightning struck as 16-year-old tucker owens was making his way. he told a local tv station he and his fishing companion could
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feel the static before it struck. all are okay. back to you. >> incredible picture. coming up next, recipes for brunch any time of day. think pumpkin pancakes. ♪ music it's so much more than coffee. brew the love. keurig. ugh! actually progresso's soup has pretty bold flavor. i love bold flavors! i'd love it if you'd open the chute! [ male announcer ] progresso. surprisingly bold flavor for a heart healthy soup. and better is so easy withrning you cabenefiber.o something better for yourself. fiber that's taste-free, grit-free and dissolves completely.
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so you can feel free to add it to anything. and feel better about doing it. better it with benefiber. >> good morning to you. 9:26. bart trains are running as usual today. a federal mediator says bart and its employee unions are still trying to hammer out a deal. they spent all night in a marathon mediation session in oakland finally going home at 5:30 this morning. still, there's no word yet if a new deadline has been set to avoid a potential bart strike. both sides will return to the negotiating table at 1:00 this afternoon. well, workers at the new 49ers stadium in santa clara started their day with a safety meeting just one day after a construction worker died while on the job. edward lake jr. was crushed by a load of rebar as he was delivering material to the new stadium yesterday morning. it's the second death at the
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stadium construction site this year. four months ago in june a counter weight killed an elevator mechanic at the site. levi stadium is scheduled to open next summer, and crews are working around the clock to meet the deadline. right now cal osha is investigating the accident. we'll have a look at weather and traffic after the break. ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing good for me around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of craving something that i can't have ♪
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♪ turn around, barbara ♪ forever i've been praying for a snack in my life ♪ ♪ and now i have a brownie ending all of my strife ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ welcome back. camera shaky here. this is from san jose facing the water tower, and we do have a nice breezy day shaping up. those winds are coming off shore, so they're really ÷ negating the marine influence, and temperatures will be warm today on the peninsula. we're expecting that right around 79 degrees for us in san jose. 83 in livermore. 84 in fairfield. we keep on climbing through your wednesday. temperatures will peak tomorrow. then we'll slowly start to drop off thursday into this upcoming weekend. temperatures really tumble by sunday. let's check your drive. here's mike. >> we're looking towards oakland where 880 northbound on the right side of your screen is
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very slow. the approach, but then as you get farther north, let's look at the maps, and you'll see traffic flowing nicely towards the bay bridge. an easy drive. no backup here. it's just north through oakland. southbound 880 shows a slowdown down past the san mateo bridge and in towards mission boulevard where things are bottling up, and they'll start to move down 2378 237 and into the south bay. here are the northbound routes. 101 moves smoothly, and still jammed up in mountain view, and mountain view is clear, and 280 is bogged down. >> thank you, mike. we'll be back at 9:356 with our mechanics local news update.
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welcome welcome back to "today" on this tuesday morning, october 15, 2013. >> what is she doing? >> we invented a word. >> it was all the rage friday. >> it was like being there as a verb. it was incredible. it's sweeping the nation. everybody is vigin. >> it's going to be in the dictionary soon. >> okay. >> we asked you yesterday to share some of your halloween spirit with us. it's the craziest decoration at your house or neighborhood posting the photos to today's facebook site. do that at hash tag today's take. we want to inspire you a little bit. natalie, your house? >> i would not say mine is an
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inspiration because it's half done. we ran out of lights. we are still in progress. we haven't gone to pick our pumpkins yet. my husband gets very into it. >> great start. >> nice start. >> he gets the cobweb stuff from the top of the roof. he repels down like spiderman. >> what's on the orange lights there? >> lights and giant spider, arran orange spider. >> how much do americans spend on halloween decorations? >> millions. >> $500 million. >> $7 billion. >> no, they don't. you're kidding me. >> yep. really. second only to christmas. >> unbelievable. >> my kids, it's one of their favorites. it's fun. it's dress up and candy. >> my little 4-year-old guy george a little sketched out by the decorations this year. >> the ones i don't like those little babies. i hate those things. >> sick.
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>> that is not cool. >> no. >> and having had three of them. >> but he loves you guys. >> love them. >> we don't need to see it. >> how about a check of the weather for us? >> all right. come on over. we've been talking about this rain that's coming through the midsection of the country. it's going to bring cooler air behind it. snow in the central rockies. west coast, you have a spectacular day. east coast looking good, as well. we are going to see that beautiful weather. remnants of that tropical depression coming out of mexico bringing a lot of heavy rain. central texas will see flooding. it will continue tomorrow. more problems there. rain stretching into western new york, person p.a. cooler weather behind this. in the next several days, temperatures in the plains will drop 20 degrees from where they are today. sunny and warm up and down the west coast. showers around alaska today. big island of hawaii may be
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>> 9:32 on a tuesday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures are climbing nicely out there. want to show you the live picture. completely clear conditions over the golden gate bridge. old glory getting pickup. off shore winds will increase as we head throughout the day, but will be at their strongest by about 4:00 p.m. 83 on the way to livermore. 80 in fremont. 79 in san jose, and 78 degrees on the way to santa cruz. staying nice and warm for your wednesday. then temperatures will start to drop off thursday and friday looking comfortable. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. whether it's over the kids, money or directions, all couples fight. even fake cartoon couples like this scene from "the incredibles." >> which exit i do take? >> that will take me downtown. >> don't take 7. >> great. we missed it. >> you asked me how to get there. >> that will take me downtown. >> get in the right lane. >> take it! >> that's very familiar.
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>> sounds familiar. sometimes arguments can be good for hashing out a disagreement. too much fighting can be toxic. here to help us through it is r.g. allen and hal runkel. >> we have al in the orange room with comments from our viewers and people who want relationship advice. we'll get to those in a little bit. let me start off with you first. as we saw in that clip, fighting over directions, who is going to ask for directions and men never want to take directions from the ladies. >> the real issue is maybe there is some control. one person wants control and the other one doesn't want them to have control. with gps that wouldn't be an issue. look at the root of the problem and how can you work that out versus the same thing over and over again. >> bigger picture, isn't it okay to argue? i worry about the couples who never have a fight. >> when couples say we haven't
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had a fight in three years. >> what's wrong? one of you has been silencing yourself for a while. that is building up the resentment. that's an enemy in marriage. i'm hearing the tick, tick, tick of the time bomb. >> it's healthy to fight in a good way. >> how you fight. >> how we talked about. let's go with al. what do you have for us? >> a tweet. this coming from b. crowley 81. it's a big problem. money's tight. working hash tag overtime. he always takes it, which i respect, but i'd rather family time. that's a real tough balance there. >> that is a tough one. hal, do you have any suggestions for her? obviously, the family man wants to go, wants to help the family along, but he wants to be there for his family, too. >> sure. represent yourself as calmly as possible. this is how i'm feeling. how i'm feeling is i love and respect that you're working overtime. i like it when you're here as well.
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but there may be a deeper issue. he may not want to be home. >> he says i'm working to provide for you. so i can't win either way. >> that's catch-22. you have to think about quality time. they are not going to have quality time. people are working all the time. he is saying i'm working for the family. if they can spend quality time when he is present and not zoned out on the couch or asleep, that quality time, that two hours can feel like 20 hours. he's got to be present. >> is he home? >> exactly. he's got to be there. >> orange room for another question with al. >> jacqueline joining us by skype. good morning. >> good morning, al. >> what is your question? >> i've been a step parent for about three years now. my step daughter is amazing. i love her. she moved in with us two years ago. a lot of teenagers, we do run into the occasional issues with chores and keeping up with responsibilities. i would like to see some consequences. my husband on the other hand is very lax and will always go to,
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what were you like when you were her age? i feel like my hands are tied. >> they are not on the same page. that's the first thing. >> that is a tough position to be in as a step mom. what are your suggestions? how should she handle the situation. >> blended families are hard. she is the step mom, the guardian. perhaps she wants to make sure this child doesn't get into trouble. at the end of the day, defer to the biological parent. >> if he's not dealing with it, it sounds like he is not telling her the consequences. >> if he is not dealing it, that will be his issue down the line. she's got to step back from it and recognize blended families are different. she will never be looked at as the biological mom. >> step mom is a misnomer. you are a wonderful guardian. you are dad's wife more than you are mother. >> we've got time for one more quick one from al. >> jessica from skype. what's the bone of contention in your house, jessica?
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>> i have two small children and i'm married. how do i get my husband to pick up after himself so i'm not picking up after three people? >> by the way, they are very cute. we can see them behind you. >> there is a big problem. >> feel like a maid in your own house. >> we know this feeling. >> i would say she is not his parent. she is his partner. the question is, does she want to win a partner or win the argument? step outside the argument. have the partner know how she feels. >> my wife says when you leave the dishes in the sink even though the dishwasher is right there it makes me feel like you think i'm your maid. i want you to know this maid does not sleep with her employer. >> best answer yet. >> case closed. >> thank you, guys. coming up next, becoming a master of brunch in your own kitchen with easy recipes.
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good to see you. >> it's great to be back. i'm very excited to be here to inspire you guys to make pancakes. >> especially it's pumpkin picking time. >> pumpkin time so we have pumpkin ricotta pancakes and beaten egg whites. al, can you assemble all the dry ingredients? >> we have flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon. how about you be my guy. >> absolutely. >> there you go. >> okay. >> how did you know that's what we call it? >> so we have roasted pump kips. >> you've heard of the wet willie, haven't you? >> stop it. >> i'm sorry. >> a little vanilla extract. this is a good brunch. >> what does that do for the pancake? >> i love ricotta cheese. it gives it a lovely texture. so it's like we're making pumpkin cheesecake pancakes. so it's great at this time of year. it puts a little spin on -- a
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lot of times you hear lemon ricotta pancakes. i'm owning my kitchen. >> yes, you are. >> empowering us. >> i'm empowering you. >> how about you add your wet stuff to al's dry stuff. >> hey. >> we did that once already. >> okay. >> all right. >> but the reason we add the wet stuff into the dry stuff is so there's no lumps. >> look it up. >> i just inspired you guys. >> what are you whipping up over here? >> these are egg whites and keep things light and airy. >> light and airy. >> so we have these guys in thirds. we add these in gently. so fold these in. >> fold. >> so we don't squoosh. >> let's move along. >> let's start cooking. >> so we have our pretty, pretty pancake batter. so we just put them on the buttered griddle. >> i see that butter there. >> butter. just a little bit just so they don't stick.
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and then when you see the holes in them that stay open, that's when you know it's time to flip them. >> you're not going to use any old syrup on this. >> no. no way. >> tell us about this stuff. >> that's not inspired. >> beautiful. >> so this is apple raisin compost. it's all fall, all day. >> very nice. >> and then we have sammys back here. >> i love it. >> my favorite food, sandwiches. so i make my own bread and then we have some mustard and some mayonnaise and little sour pickles and we cheese it up. we ham it up. toss these guys in the oven. >> and you're done. >> yes. >> done. >> meltys already. >> they're working. >> there we go, melted cheese. put it together and that's what we have. >> may i? >> please do. >> recipes at today.com.
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wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. whoa! sweet mother of softness. paws off pal. just one squeeze? just enjoy it with your eyes. [ female announcer ] new charmin ultra soft is so soft, you don't even have to squeeze it to believe it. for the first time, you can actually see the softness with our new comfort cushions. new charmin ultra soft is still so much softer and more absorbent, you can use up to four times less. i believe it, but i still gotta squeeze it. [ female announcer ] used by more plumbers, charmin is now clog-free or it's free. so your little one comes in and wants to invite all of her friends over for a slumber party and you're saying, yikes. >> well, soleil moon frye is back to share some ideas. good morning. >> good morning.
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happy to be here. >> good to see you. are you this crafty? >> i love being crafty but the point of this book is to do something that every mom and every dad could be. affordable easy tips fun for the whole family. i would look at blogs and websites and they were so perfect and mine would be a mess. so these are all very doable. >> child version of truth or dare. >> yes, a kid friendly version of truth or dare. they're painting the boxes. girls, how's it going over there? >> it's awesome. >> do a cart wheel, this looks like a regular box. a lot of these items you can find in your own house. i love to reuse things already in the home so it's not breaking the bank. >> so you can roll it. >> and then board games so the kids can have fun and play games. >> all right. thank you dylan and isabella. over here, edible jewelry. >> cereal necklaces. how is it goin having fun? >> good. >> do you like to make jewelry? >> yeah. >> you do. >> it's so easy you take string,
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twine and put on the cereal. this is just really fun for the kids. it takes time and you have a snack around your neck. it's like a new twist on the candy necklaces we had. >> don't eat the thread. >> but eat all the cereal you want. >> this is a great idea. i love the pillow cases. >> this is something my mom did with my girls and it inspired me to want to do it in the book. you get really inexpensionive pillow cases and paint with fabric paint. over here i have a j and a p for my daughters. it's a really fun activity they can have fun and play with and have a great time. >> it's fabric paint. >> the key is affordable accessible things you can do at the slumber party. >> as the kids are hanging around they're going to get hungry. >> yes, they're going to get hungry. >> hi, guys. making us breakfast? >> we got our cookie cutters here. create a pancake bar.
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it's so much fun for the kids. we have cereal boxes so if they get hungry for a midnight snack you've got this. i have these fun ways to make it look beautiful. we tied some rope. so it's beautiful. >> which one do you want? >> i'll eat your pancakes. you eat the cereal. >> you go ahead. >> but the idea is in the book we have really great ways to make it look beautiful and esthetically pleasing. this is also a great give away for the kids to take home with them that doesn't break the bank again. >> thanks, guys. >> thank you. >> soleil moon frye thank you so much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week.
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high school student that went to help a friend. >> who had been drinking at a party. >> we asked you to tweet about it. i don't agree with the suspension. we are talking about a high school. why are they even drinking? well, they do. also doing the right thing and being punished? let this responsible student play ball. >> a lot of people talking about the absurdity of zero tolerance policies. >> they're an idiotic practice for those unwilling to deal with reality. real world is not black and white. really good feedback. keep it coming to us. >> we appreciate it. >> that's what the orange room is all about. #orangeroom. >> yeah. >> our orange team just on fire right now. >> always on duty. >> and you know what keeps them going? all these reese's pieces. >> coming up kathie
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>> jose is accused of molesting two young children. the alleged abuse happened at this place, valence child care
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off south wolf road in sunnydale. he is the father of the daycare's owner. today is the first decision day for apple's new cupertino's campus. the city council is meeting tonight to either stop the building plans or move forward with them. the new spaceship headquarters is designed to be a 2.8 million square foot, four story saucer shaped building. accommodating more than 14,000 employees. if approved, city leaders will take a final vote next month. get ready for a little bit of a warmup. let's take a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> thanks, marla. good tuesday morning. temperatures are going to end up a touch warmer today than where we hit yesterday. even though it was a colder start to the day. 82 degrees on the way to san rafael. 80 in fremont today, and 79 degrees in san jose. staying nice and warm here tomorrow. we're going to climb by an additional two to three degrees, and then we'll slowly start to level off as we head through thursday into friday. a much cooler day on sunday.
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those cool conditions persist into monday of next week. let's take a look at your morning drive. here's mike. >> all right. we are getting towards the end of the traffic tuesday. big build-up. still a little slow right here southbound past those trucks, and also in the area tesla and mission brvd boulevard. let's look at the map, and we're talking about that orange stretch right here from the dunbarton bridge from newark and mission and continuing down towards 237. now the peninsula looking much lighter and getting over there. the san mateo briblg all moving very nicely here. we do have slowing north 880 through oakland, and getting a live shot there. gummed up at the coliseum. >> sticky. thank you, mike. we'll be back at 10:26. [ wind howling ]
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. it's booze day, tuesday. it's october 15th. we're delighted you're here with us. >> tax day. >> tax day for hodie. >> for me. and the rest of the procrastinators. is the irs open, even? >> i don't think so. >> okay. good. >> i understand they've suspended audits for the time being. something good is going to come out of this. >> we have breaking news. we rarely start our show with breaking news. we have some big stuff a amy poehler and tina fey say
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they will host the golden globes not just for next year but two years. >> they got rave reviews. we'll be there this year. >> you and i are covering the red carpet? >> uh-huh. not nominated but we'll be there. >> that's how we roll. we also have to give an update. this is important news. yesterday we talked about your bee sting. kath got stung by a bee over the weekend. the weer the weird thing was from the beginning of the show to the end of the show her ankle turned into elephantitis. you spoked your ankle in pickle juice because some lady said it work zbld if i so worked. >> if i soaked it for two hours like she told me to do it maybe would have worked. i eventually had to go to the doctor. i had to do that. >> i know you do. >> i went to the doctor.
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i got a big ole painful shot in my buttocks. that was like an antibiotic. then i got a huge thing of benadryl. i have to be on stuff for ten -- it's a big, big deal. >> you know why? it was hot to the touch. that usually means infection. you were woozy because of the benadryl. >> yeah. i'm saying it again as well today. if i'm not responsible for anything i say or do today because i'm under medication. heavy medication. >> we got a lot of comments. some people dispute it was even a bee. they said -- >> i know a bee when i see a bee. >> don robson says you're wrong. >> was don robson there when i took it out of my boot and looked at it? >> she said it wasn't a bee sting. if it stung multiple times it was a yellow jacket or wasp. >> it didn't sting multiple times. it stung me once. >> hon ley bees sting once and die.
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i think she's right. some of the home remedies for ni things people recommend on our facebook page. baking soda and water they say work. >> baking soda is good for everything. meat tenderizer. that doesn't mean a-1 steak sauce. >> banana peels, sliced onion. >> sliced onion was a big one. rubbing it on the thing. chewing tobacco after you've chewed it. >> my favorite, hemorrhoid agent. >> we don't know if those things actually work. we didn't have time to test drive all of them this morning. >> thank you for care ing. i appreciate it. what are we going to do about madonna? she's been banned from a whole chain of movie theaters. >> okay. she went to go see a very serious film. while in there according to one of the patrons she was texting. i guess she was texting while the movie was on. if you guys have ever sat next
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to anyone who's texting a big warm light comes over. you can see it. it's distracting. the person asked her to please stop texting. and she wasn't happy. >> she allegedly said right back to her, it's for business, enslaver. >> she called the person enslaver. in "the 12 years of slave" movie. >> the ceo of the theater chain heard what happened and announced on twitter he has banned her for life. chain facilities. until she apologizes to movie fans. >> i do think it's distracting when you're in a theater or broadway shows sometimes. people think they're being quiet because they're quietly texting. that glow. >> the light is offensive. especially when you're really into a film. you're so trying to watch for all kinds of reasons. you want to follow the plot. sometimes you miss one thing in a plot line and -- >> and it's over. we think worse than any kind of texting is this. >> snacks.
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>> here's what people do. i've been guilty of this. they want to do it really slowly. they think if they go really slowly you won't hear it. >> they let it go on for an hour and a half. >> rip it. rip it open. get the twizzler. >> we tried to reach out to madonna for comment. we want to be fair. liz rosenberg. she's usually here every day. but we haven't heard. i don't think anybody should wait very long for an apology from madonna. i don't know that that's going to be forthcoming. not in her voe vab lair. >> if you want one more reason to love sandra bullock. we have one. first of all, i think she's the coolest in everything and all that stuff. >> and never looked better. >> she's never looked better. she knows all the words to "rapper's delight." it's the best thing going. she was on this uk show called
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"jonathan ross." he's like, i understand you like "rapper's delight." she's speaking to an audience that doesn't know what it is, probably. >> they might. >> the sugar hill gang from 1979? i don't know. i know every word. i love it, too. they didn't play the words to sing along to. just the beat. she sang to the beat. >> if we could give ms. bullock the beat she has requested. >> you're not even going to play the lyrics to show that i know them? >> we'll know. ♪ i said a hip, hop ♪ bang, bang boogie, up jumps the boogie to the rhythm, the boogie the beat ♪ ♪ see i am wonder mike and i'd like to say hello ♪ ♪ to the black to the white the red and the blue ♪ ♪ bang, bang, the boogie to the
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beat ♪ >> i can run, but i can't hide. >> by the way, she learned all those because she wanted to impress a guy in high school she liked. she said i bet you if i know all the words to "rapper's delight" he'll look across the room and see me and he'll like me. >> can you believe at one time she was that person? dying to have a guy -- a pimpled guy looking at her? >> and she knows all the words. i love that. >> hoda, hoda. speaking of words. my brain is on -- what's it called? that syntax thing? synapse. >> "the voice" was on last night. the best part. battle rounds where people go head to head. there is an opportunity to steal. this first one, this was so tough. a woman named tess ann from jamaica. against donna allen. the oldest singer in the
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competition. she chose adam. wrapped her legs around him. it was this big thing. let's watch and see who won. who do you think won? ♪ ♪ you won't ever find me unfaithful, you'll find him, you'll find him next to me ♪ ♪ you won't find i'm trying to shake the devil ♪ ♪ money, fame or power out of greed ♪ ♪ you won't ever find him where the rest go ♪ ♪ you will find him, you'll find him next to me ♪ >> who would you have -- who would you have chosen. >> they're both really good singers. i think that lady singing right now sounds a lot like tina turner in her hay day. i'd probably -- that's the most memorable voice. i'm only hearing a little bit. >> adam ended up choosing the
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other girl, tess ann. and nobody stole the other lady. >> really? hmm. that may be something they're going to regret later, hoda. remember, we played that game here. >> i know. >> you do. you got to strategize. >> this is when it does work out. let's watch. ♪ >> all right. all right, all right, all right, all right. winner of this battle is honestd to me to be here. >> oh, adam, you screwed up so bad. >> oh, my god!
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>> wow. >> how about blake saving the day again? how about -- i cried! oh, my god. he saved that kid. >> he can do no wrong, hoda. what else have we got? are we out of time? >> i think we're out of time. >> we want to encourage everybody to go online to klgandhoda.com. we want you to be part of our favorite teacher. >> go online, vote for your favorite. has it become okay to put other people down? >> it'll never be okay. people are doing it more and more and more. >> we have nothing but love for these fine men coming up. after that, who are they? >> we've got our guys panel back. there's the divorced one, bob. we'll be right back. walmart talked to customers about buying the latest windows touch laptops with intel inside on layaway. here's what they say. i do love the touchscreen. i find it much easier to use. this is so much faster than my old computer.
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sitting around with your friends hating on a reality show or actress or even gossiping about another girlfriend. >> we don't know anyone like that. >> nobody. >> it's become all too common to put other people down. has it become okay to be a hater? "cosmopolitan" magazine. what hating actually does for us or to us, ladies? i don't know. >> hello. >> can hating do something good for us? >> it's kind of a double-edged sword. you know, on the one hand it can make you -- it can give you a temporary little boost of your ego. sometimes when you pile on, it allows you to form a little community. whether it's on facebook or t t twitter. >> yeah. it's so mean. how can it be good in any way? >> it's not good for you. not only not good for the person you're sending all this negative information about. but it's not good for you. not good for your brain. not good for your attitude. you have a tendency to look at
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the world through a different lens when you are consumed with this negativity. you have a negative party. you go out. look at people and things differently. >> i've been in the manicure place. everyone's lined up. did you see that interview with so and so. oh, my god. it doesn't seem like there's any harm in it. it seems like you're expressing your opinion about something happening. maybe you don't like the person. oh, my god. i can't believe she went out with no clothes on. that was terrible. what's so bad about something like that? >> sometimes it's just a conversation starter. it gives you a point of bonding and connection. from there if you can take it and move into a more positive direction, whether it's that topic or something else, it's just an ice breaker. it's when it consumes you rather than using it as a spring board into something else. >> when you're consumed enough to start your own website that says ihatemileycyrus.com or something that says a lot about you, doesn't it? >> it says more about you and what is not happening in your own life. >> is it a jealousy issue?
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>> often it's a jealousy issue. that offten is underscored by nt feeling comfortable with your own life and needing to elevate yourself by putting someone else down. >> isn't there a difference by doing that to somebody you see on tv and talking about a girlfriend? those to me seem to be two different categories. >> those are totally two different categoriecategories. when you weigh on on a tv show, what's going on with that character, that plot line. you see a reality show where something is happening. it's completely different than when you talk about a real person who, you know, that's where you cross the line into bull rying sometimes. >> reality shows are real people. supposed de. >> playing a certain kind of role. >> you're in a conversation. our friend is so blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. you're sitting there. what should you do? >> you have a choice. it's all about choices. you can either continue and have this spiral go down. or you can back off and say, you know, i'm just not comfortable with this. if you're not willing to do that
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you can just change the topic. >> that's what i do. i change it. >> go somewhere else. each of us have the power when we're in a group of people to change the topic. it's all about opinion. it's all about who's got their dog in the race at that moment. >> it is hard to say in a group, you guys, i'm just not comfortable. your whole group would be like, what's up with her? you know what i mean? >> but maybe it would also convict the people that, you're right, she's our friend. we shouldn't be talking about her like that. >> haters is such a part of our vernacular now. >> i hate the word "hate." >> it's easy to throw into conversation. you guys, do we really have to be such haters? it makes it light. turns it around. ta >> i think what she's saying is important. we have the helper's high. where your brain really changes when you are trying to be kind to people and talk kindly. there's also a hater's low. you can feel the energy change. >> you sure can. >> you can just say, wait a minute. let's take a step back and let's just think about what's happening to us.
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it comes back to you. i think you can say, you know, we've done this. now let's go there. what else is going on. >> interesting article, by the way. >> thank you very much, ladies. see you next time. get your burning relationship questions ready, everybody. we've lined up our hot guys who can't wait to tell all. >> oh, and he doesn't want to be anything but a great performer on "today." you know who we have here? multi platinum singer/songwriter heart healthy, huh?!
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younger is married with a son. last but certainly not the least the divorced and single bob guinea. bob's in a class all by himself. >> we have questions for you guys. we'll start with one from our crowd. >> hi, i'm cindy. i have a question. do men prefer a woman who's got an ego or a woman who's more modest. >> not too much ego. but confidence is sexy. you know, it's like, i don't like it when women are always tearing themselves down. you see that a lot. >> i feel fat. i don't feel good. >> most of the time if we are with you, whatever you got, we like that. you think you're fat, hey, i like that fat. stop talking about that. >> confidence is key. no question about it. i love a woman that knows what they want, feels great about themselves, has that great positive energy. >> i don't like to have to constantly be telling them, no, you don't look fat in this. no, you don't look fat in this.
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no, no, you don't. >> what if she looks fat in it? >> i'm not going to tell her. >> she doesn't want to hear that. >> she's not going to hear it from me. i'm not going to say, yeah, of course you look fat in that. >> i'd like to know. >> you would not. no, you would not. >> yes! >> would you still go out with me if i told you the truth? >> i'm thinking of my husband. i'm been with him 27 years. he's not going anywhere. >> you can't handle the truth. >> you can't handle the truth. next question from kelci, k-e-l-c-i. how can i get my husband to understand money isn't the only important thing for our family. i understand it's important for well-being. a paycheck doesn't make us whole or raise our daughter to be a better person. >> she's leaning in. >> she can tell him in the middle of sex. just whisper in his year. money's not important. >> scream it. >> money's not important until you don't have any money. then it's everything. >> it's like sometimes you --
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you can have experiences that will drive home the fact that there are things more important than money. you know what you do? one morning get up before he gets up. take everybody out of the house. the whole family. just go. just let him miss you guys for a while. >> that's weird. she could get a super high paying job. shen he wouldn't w then he wouldn't worry about it. >> that's true, too. >> another one from our crowd. >> i'm tara. i'm wondering, should women color their hair or gray gracefully. >> i want bob's answer. >> i'm saying gray gracefully. there you go. i'm putting it out there. unless you're still in your 20s. then color it, please. >> that's the thing that makes the woman happy. like, my wife, she's always making sure that her grays aren't showing. getting rid of the grays. she's probably going to be mad at me for mentions this now. doint have a problem with it. >> as my son says, dad, there are products now. there's products. >> we're going to take a commercial break, guys.
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strike. both sides will return to the negotiating table at 1:00 this afternoon. in the south bay workers of the new 49ders stadium in santa clara started the day with a safety meeting just one day after a construction worker died while on the job. edward lake jr. was crushed by a load of rebar as he was delivering materials to the new stadium yesterday morning. it's the second death after stadium construction site this year. four months ago a counterweight killed the elevator mechanic at that site.
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welcome back now. i'm meteorologist christina loren. what a pretty day shaping up here in san francisco. we have almost no low cloud cover all weeklong. sunny skies right off the bat. that will be the story. temperatures in the mid 80s for today. 8 approximate 3 in livermore. 83 in fremont. changes ahead for the weekend. we'll talk about that today at 11:00. first let's check your drive. >> looking at the east shore freeway right now. over on the left side coming to the bottom of your screen is that commute. things have called down quite a bit. this is one of the last slow spots through the area. let's look at the map. we do see slowing. we're not talking about ashby. it's the bottom where it says oakland. 580 and highway 13. there's a new crash coming through the area, and there's some slowing again. just creeping in. back to you. >> we will have more local news coming up in just 30 minutes at 11:00. we hope to see you then.
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all right. we are back with more of "today" on this booze day tuesday with our guys ready to tell all about the relationships, dating. we added a very special guest. >> who? >> singer/songwriter gavin degraw. >> he was dying to get on this panel? >> i was. i always liked the color orange. goes with my eyes. >> you're not dating anybody in particular right now. right? >> i'm not dating right now because i'm just crazy busy. >> okay. >> really. >> you know how it is. >> uh-huh. okay. we've got our entire panel. we're going to start with this question from a facebook post. what percent of time do husbands slash boyfriend tune out their wives/girlfriends when we're talking to you? how often do you glaze over. gavin, a quick little -- >> depends if you're in the middle of work at home at the time. you know what i mean?
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sometimes you might be really in the middle of something. >> you're in the zone. >> you're in the zone. men are not very good at multitasking. we're really like a one moment at a time species. >> is he right, rick? >> the whole idea that there's a percentage that we are aware of, half the time when i zone you out, i'm not even aware that i did that. as far as i'm concerned, zero percent. ask my wife. >> it's football season right now. we got football thursday night now. sunday. monday. >> you're busy. you're busy. >> we are distracted some of those times. >> we don't want to tune you out. but the amount that women talk, you can't physically listen to it all. i'm not -- >> oh. >> it has been statistically proven, women, they talk more than us. they insert an amount of letters and words. >> you get a quiz later. that's what happens. honey, we're doing that thing tonight i told you about four months ago one time. you're like, oh, yeah.
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that definitely -- i bought this stuff for it. >> that other question. what are you thinking right now? the moment you ask that question you made me forget what i was just thinking. >> okay. bob? >> if she ever goes, do you know what tonight is? you're like, yeah, i totally do. >> it's me doing my butt naked run through. run through the house butt naked. >> across the street, take a question. >> i'm sarah. my question is, how long is too long for the in-laws to stay with you? >> i'll tell you. when i was married the in-laws loved me. they could stay all week. it was the wives i had a problem with. in-laws can stay as long as they want. >> if you're about to ask your spouse or a live-in, have my parents been here too long, that's probably a good indicator. you're starting to feel it if you're asking me. >> the other piece is, is your partner cool with her parents?
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sometimes when the parents come the stress is not on us. the stress could be on your partner. >> i think you need a safe word. you know what i mean? >> a safe word or safe room? >> word. you need a safe word so you don't have to say i hate your parents, get them out right now. >> help? >> right. >> go up to them in the morning and go fish sticks. she's got to go. >> i love to watch shawn. >> it depends on what your background is or whatever. having your in-law come could mean you're going to eat more regularly. >> like when my mother comes up or when her parents come, usually that means that's some free date nights. >> that's nice. >> what are you looking for in a girl? >> what am i looking for? i'm looking for a teammate. you know? i'm looking for a teammate. i'm someone who's working -- working almost 100% of the time. to some degree. essentially there's a difference between a job and a career.
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a career you can't clock out of ever. pretty much all the time i've got work on my mind. really all the time. i'm sure a lot of jobs are like that, too. literally if i slack off at all, my career might suffer. i really need a teammate when it comes to a relationship. >> then you're better off not dating right now, honestly. until it calms down. >> are you -- >> no, no. >> he makes it good, though. somebody who's a partner and is in on your -- knows what you're doing. knows your business. >> an employee is what he needs. >> new rules, coolness is the number one factor for me. can you just roll with it? with my kids. job. >> all right. don't add more drama. >> right. be cool. >> guess what? >> huddle with you. >> all right. shawn is still talking. >> a song from gavin degraw. >> how to save some money by taking your fall garden into spring. >> fun gadgets to gear you up into staying in shape.
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if you've got a garden or yard you may be thinking as the weather cools down there's no need for new plantings. now actually is a great time to bring some new life to your yard. >> we've got just the right team to do it. husband and wife host of hgtv's "going yard." chris and payton lampton. this is a good time to get busy in the garden? >> it's a great time. cool nights, warm days, it rains a lot. in the summer you don't want to plant. way too hot. now is the perfect time to put plants in the ground. >> what should we be planting? >> also a good time to go to your nursery. cleaning out inventory, getting rid of stuff. huge sales. >> i got a huge sale on -- >> on what? >> it was a huge sale. love them, love them. >> we're going to educate you. in a lot of climates not a lot of flowers right thousand. this is a nandina. it's a fun thing to say.
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but see how you have great color with all the different leaves? it still flowers in the spring. flowers and color with the leaves. these leaves stay on all year round. >> they do? okay. >> next, the chamilia. it's great. it's going to flower in the winter. all these plants are great for different climates. >> this flowers in the winter? >> red flowers? >> pink. >> pink camilia. >> you can feel the buds here. they're all about to pop. >> i get that sad thing. that would be a good thing to have in the yard. >> no mat whater what the clima always hard to get color in your card. here in the middle, that's a rhody. >> rhododendrum. >> they get huge in this part of the country. >> we planted some of these in our front yard. we have some knnosey neighbors. >> i'd like to see what's going on in your yard, too. >> this a dogwood. great thing about this -- great
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thing about the dogwood is that when the leaves fall off -- here, pull the leaves off. pull the leaves off. when the leaves come off -- i'm showing you what happens when the leaves fall off. look what happens. you get these beautiful, red -- >> branches. >> yeah. it's a sneaky way to bring color into your yard. >> let's talk about what you can bring indoors. these are a lot of plants that in all climates can thrive out doors and indoors. lime tree. hibiscus. for cooking you have your rosemary. >> these are actually from our back porch. >> really? >> we just brought these in. we're ready to bring them in for winter. some people in texas have this as a hedge row where we bring it inside. >> lemon trees and gardenia trees i bring into the hot house. >> i actually trimmed these already. trimmed this already to bring inside. last thing we need to do is trim the rosemary. we're running out of time. you're lucky. you don't get your hands dirty. >> the last thing we have to do is introduce everybody to gavin degraw.
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>> he's going to be singing for us live. coming up, brand-new album. performing right downstairs. >> first this is "today" on nbc. >> come on, gavin. >> i'm
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♪ the toyota concert series on "today," brought to you by toyota. murlt platinum singer gavin degraw exploded on the charts with "i don't want to be." >> now he's out with his fourth album and some say this is the best he's ever had. it's called "make a move." we're glad you made a move with us. >> thanks for having me so early this morning. >> you co-wrote every song. >> you're usually the lone ranger. what happened? >> i was so uptight with writing with a lot of other people and
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then i had success with it with "i'm not over you." >> you're so fun to watch when you perform live. we are so excited. what are you going to sing for us today? >> the first song from the album called "the best i ever had." >> really? >> these are a lot of words. i'm looking to you for a lot of help. >> okay. here's gavin. help. >> all right. here's gavin! >> gavin degraw. >> thanks. >> are we ready? >> yes, we're ready. ♪ ♪ we're at war again, saved the world again, you can all join in but you can't poke inside ♪ ♪ you said take me home, i can't stand this place ♪ ♪ it's too many hipsters and i just can't relate ♪ ♪ you're my neon gypsy, desert
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rain, helter-skelter, so how can i explain ♪ ♪ you're the best i ever had, and i'm trying not to get stuck in my head ♪ ♪ but i read that jesus saves ♪ you're the best i ever had ♪ night sky full of drones, this neighborhood of clones ♪ ♪ i'm looking at the crowd and they're staring at their phones ♪ ♪ the coastline here is starting to disappear ♪ ♪ maybe once a year i think to clean my car ♪ ♪ i caught my reflection, i drive the car like i'm medicated with cigarettes and alcohol ♪
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♪ i can't see straight, i got obligations, i'm usually late ♪ ♪ and you're the best i ever had ♪ ♪ and i'm trying not to get stuck in my head ♪ ♪ but i think i dropped my wallet in santa fe ♪ ♪ lost the only picture i had of you that day ♪ ♪ you're the best i ever had ♪ i won't be the same ♪ west virginia and north dakota, i think i love you but don't even know you ♪ ♪ hey, massachusetts, hey minnesota, i think i love you, but don't even know you ♪ ♪ hey carolina, hey oklahoma, i think i love you but don't even know you ♪ ♪ hey alabama, hey california, i think i love you but don't even
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know you ♪ ♪ you're the best i ever had and i'm trying not to get stuck in my head ♪ ♪ but i had the sign on the interstate saying ♪ ♪ find someone before it gets too late ♪ ♪ you're the best i ever had, i won't be the same ♪ ♪ no i, no i, i won't be the same ♪ ♪ no i, oh, i, i won't be the same ♪ >> gavin degraw! woo!
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>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. jon kelley has the day off. we begin with bart and union leaders that are expected to be back at that bargaining table in just a couple of hours after just a marathon overnight negotiating session. a deal was not struck, but bart trains are running this morning. as nbc bay area's christie smith tells us, the threat of a strike still remains. zips up the rest much the night. a struggling job and

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