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these are live pictures as we watch the team come in. all right. go team usa. >> we'll leave it there. >> have a good one. . good morning. breaking news overnight. arthur strengthens into a hurricane. evacuations under way in parts of north carolina, while farther north, one major city is changing its plans to celebrate the 4th. what you can expect headed into the long holiday weekend. terror alert as intelligence reports surface, extremists are developing bombs to thwart security, president obama calls up screening procedures. intensifying that raging wildfires near napa's wine country growing larger this morning, it threatens the most popular tourist spots. a man on a mission, trying
to raise awareness and setting a record living alone on one of the most desolate islands on earth. his efforts battered by violent storms. can his daring quest go on today? thursday, july 3rd, 2014. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning him welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, al, natalie, savannah are away. we've got peter alexandra, tamron hall and dylan dreyer here. you must have been busy last night. >> crazy storms in new york city the lightning was out of control. normally lightning hits the highest point in an area. there was no high point where it struck the ground and captured on camera, it's amazing.
>> an amazing image of it hitting the top of the world trade center more on those storms, including arthur coming up. let us get right to this breaking news, hurricane arthur is threatening the carolina, causing dangerous rip currents along the eastern seaboard on the eve of the summer's busiest holiday weekend. we have more on the potential path and impact. >> you point out the rip currents. not everyone is going to see the rain and the winds from this storm. but the entire east coast will feel the effect of the rip current. so if you are at the beaches this weekend, going into saturday and sunday, that is one thing you want to keep in mind. it is now 340 miles to the southwest of cape hatteras, north carolina. winds are up to 75 miles an hour, it is now a category-1 hurricane, in bright pink, that's our hurricane warnings, in red, we have our tropical storm warnings, it's the east coast of north carolina, where we are going to see our worst conditions, it remains a category 1 hurricane as it
crosses fear cape hatteras 2:00 a.m. friday morning, it will pick up, watch how quickly it races over the atlantic. so we are not looking at rain or gusty winds in the atlantic. we could see some of the rain clip cape cod and also into nantucket and martha's vineyard, it moves up into nova scotia by 2:00 a.m. we will see the rip currents from the coast of maine into the coast of florida. that's where the surf is going to be roughed up. we are looking at the chance of elevated what under the circumstances levels because of that storm surge, in addition to that, here's your rainfall. here is cape hatteras and outer banks, that's where we could see four to up to six inches of rain, so, obviously, preparations are under way. we have kerry sanders live in kill devil hill, north carolina. how does it look? >> reporter: good morning, it's a beautiful morning. it's a quandary for so many people waking up this morning. the outer banks are so popular on july 4th.
people like to come here for vacation. now they hear there is a category-1 hurricane, you look all the way up to hatteras, there is a question, do you come on your vacation or not? local officials in cape hatteras and that general area in dare county are suggesting there is a mandatory evacuation. if you are coming in, you will not be able to stay there. along the coast, they are suggesting you might want to delay your arrival. can you see some people have started to evacuate. past of this is driven by the memory of hurricane irene three years ago when hurricane irene came ashore in this area, a category-1. >> that storm surge took out a portion of north carolina highway 12 and cut off some of the ability to get from one part of the area to the other. >> that road has now been rebuilt, re-engineered. you talked about the rip current. >> that is perhaps the greatest danger to folks who think they're going to go in the water after the storm passes. let me show you an animation of what this is. it's a hidden danger.
it's just below the surface. as you see there, as the water comes in it creates in the sand what looks likes a little valley. you can't see that. but the water is rushing out. as you are swimming, can you get caught in that and pulled out t. natural tendency, of course, is to swim against that to make your way to shore. even an olympic swimmer can't make it. so you are supposed to swim parallel to the shore and make your way in, it's a lot easier said tan done. >> thank you very much, a lot of beach versus extra lifeguards because of those riptide rip currents we are expecting. >> it will get crowded at the beaches this weekend. new concern this morning about a potential threat against commercial passenger planes that ply into this country. the department of homeland security is asking airlines in foreign airports to take immediate steps to strengthen their security measures.
nbc's tom costello, good morning to you. >> reporter: we are talking about foreign airports with direct flights to the united states, from europe, from the middle east, the mediterranean and north africa. the concern is that terrorists pay be dropping new techniques, perhaps even non-metallic explosives to smuggle a bomb and get it past airport security. the war in syria is the focus of this latest threat. security sources believe militants there have been working with bomb-makers in yemen who remain determined to attack western targets, especially the u.s. the concern, hundreds of europeans and a handful of americans who join the extremists also hold western passports. >> that could give them easier access to u.s.-bound planes, homeland security secretary jay johnson and rachel maddoe show wednesday. >> we are tracking that population. we are very concerned about it because there are extremists within the borders of syria that would like to indoctrinate these people and send them back to
their own countries with a different purpose. >> reporter: while the tsa sets a security standard for u.s.-bound flights coming from foreign airports, the u.s. is now asking airlines and those airports to ramp up their security, including more random passenger patdowns, more screening of carry-on backs, more swabing for explosive residue and extra scrutiny of electronics. >> we are going for you, barak obama. >> reporter: they learn it's on travel patterns of foreign fighters and the risks that security screenings could be compromised at certain airports. >> terrorists in iraq and elsewhere continue to refine their methods of attack. >> that means as they advance, we have to advance as well. >> that requires new screening methods and a heightened vigilance. >> reporter: we are told these new security enhancements overseas will begin over the next coming day, here at home, july 4th travel is unlikely to see any impact whatsoever at their local airports.
matt, back to you. >> tom, thank you very much. now to that explosive situation in california where 140 undocumented immigrants were turned away from a processing centers when protesters blocked the way. miguel is live in marietta, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, border patrol agents who work at this facility say they can't handle any influx of undocumented immigrants here. >> that doesn't mean they're not coming. this is the life of hundreds of immigrants shuffling from one secured area to another, to be process food an oncertain future. they played the desperate 1,400 mile journey from honduras to texas last month almost losing their lives during a river cross. >> i thought, my gosh, she said,
i brought my kids all this way only to have them drown. mothers and their children were on board three homeland security buses tuesday when angry protesters in the town of marietta forced the buses to turn around but they're not from mexico. the number of unaccompanied children from el salvador, guatemala and hon honduras jumped from 4,000 three years ago to nearly 40,000 this year. the pain reason, growing violence across central america, fear of rape and murder. >> people are not fleeing from central america bus they think they can get some kind of benefit from the united states. people are fleeing out of desperation. >> we use the word illegal aliens. >> reporter: back if in mar ret that, the mayor allen long heard from angry residents late last night.
>> there is admittedly a nationwide problem and little old marietta has taken the lead and is getting change. >> reporter: a lead some call a defining moment and others say it's a disgrace. the mayor says the next wave of undocumented immigrants could arrive here on the 4th of july independence day, he says the influx will continuing every 72 hours for the foreseeable future. tamron. >> all right, miguel, thank you very much. >> a dangerous wildfire in northern california is sparking concerns this morning, peter is if fortunately. >> if that's not a sign of things to come out west, raging wildfire, northern california is growing this morning. this is just north of napa valley's famed winery, fire officials say the blaze now covers more than 3800 acres. it has burned two homes already and is threatening nearly 400 others, more than 1,000 firefighters is battling those flames. there is growing concern across the west that a dry winter could
make this one of the worst fire seasons in decades. in vermont, seven firefighters are recovering this morning after being struck by lightning. they were battling a two alarm house fire when officials say lightning hit a metal pipe sticking up from the ground outside the home. the firefighters were rushed to the hospital, fortunately, all seven are expected to be okay. a 19-year-old colorado woman has been arrested for attempting to travel to syria to engage if violent jihad. new unsealed court documents so they thwarted shannon conley's attempts. they say she joined the u.s. army explorer for months so she can be trained in military tactics. conley told investigators she was in a relationship with an isis fighter and was try, to get there to see him. a veteran horse jockey is facing charges accused of dragging a sheriffs deputy during a traffic stop.
take a look at this, from the dash-cam video, the sheriff deputy stopped him for having an expired tag when the jockey became uncooperative, the deputy tried to arrest him. that's when he hit the gas with the deputy hanging on for dear life. the truck came to a stop a few seconds later. he is now charged with resisting an officer with violence. an indiana police officer has been suspended after pushing a man over in his wheelchair. this incident took place at a charter school last october after the man allegedly told employees he had a gun. when police arrived on the scene, they determined that the man was not armed. but when he attempted to leave, he ran over the officer' foot with his chooel wheelchair. that's when he shoved him, forcing the wheelchair over. the officer was demoted and will serve 30 days unpaid suspension. finally, take a look at this. this is a video of a dog, he won't take no for an answer, even if the person he is trying
to play with as you can see is a statue. the dog brought his own stick. he can't physical out why the man won't pick it up. this video on youtube has almost 5 million hits. i think we all know. i'd leave it there. ear are your headlines. >> i appreciate. all right, miss dylan. >> we are still keeping an eye, obviously, on arthur. that's a big story for the holiday weekend. we also had a chance of stronger storms across the northeast. just like yesterday with the lightning the gusty winds, also those torrential downpours, right through the middle of the country, it looks nice, sunshine, low humidity, temperature in the 70s and '80s, that's a look at the forecast. your local forecast is coming up in 30 seconds.
7:14, happy thursday to you, i'm meteorologist christina loren. your current tvrps are pretty comfortable. we're at 58 degrees in san francisco. widespread 50s and low clouds this morning at the coast and around the inner bay. i want to show you emeryville, it's overcast here. meanwhile nice and sunny that the point, beautiful star in senole. it'll be warm as we have no low clouds. they've burned off out there. for the tri-valley today, temperatures in the 80s, 82 in the south bay. that's your latest forecast. r latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. prosecutors in georgia are expected to reveal new evidence today in that tragic case of a toddler who died pence a hot suv.
nbc's gabe gutierrez is in marietta, georgia. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. the case has dropped this community. it's growing stranger by the day. later today the boy's father, accused of mufrdz is scheduled to go before a judge for his probable cause and bond hearing. today for the first time, prosecutors are expected to layout their case against rob harris. at first, he told police he accidentally left his 22-month-old son cooper pence a scorching suv for seven hours. now a police spokesman says, i've been if law enforce. for 34 years. what i know about this case shocks my conscience as a police officer, a father and a grandfather. >> it's sickening. it's disturbing on every level. >> it's very horrifying. i have three kids of my own, to lose a child, it would be devastated. >> reporter: harris pleaded not guilty to murder and child cruelty. he says dad took him to breakfast and drove minutes to
work and briefly returned to his vehicle during lunch. he is alleged to have research and development hot cars on the internet. a source tells nbc news that rvp happened before the day cooper died. >> if that is true, it suggests premeditation. it suggests liberation and it suggests simply malice murder. >> reporter: since speaking at cooper's funeral, calling her husband a wonderful father, she has been silent she told investigators she research and development hot car deaths online. >> she wasn't the one that left cooper in the car. >> a neighbor says he never heard any arguments. >> whenever you go to work, she was out there, i guess, to greet him. it was just a normal family as i can see. >> so far, police have revealed no motive in this case. harris is being held without bond. the judge is expected to
reconsider that later today. matt harris' attorney has repeatedly declined to comment. >> gabe gutierrez, thanks a lot. all right, let's take a turn and bring in carson, what are you waving at? >> my people! my people scholarship. >> right now, all the people still belong to tim howard. >> that's right. >> we had an interview with him yesterday. there's my people right there. the u.s. goal keeper the love affair is still in full effect. it is not going to stop any time soon, why would it? i showed you the wikipedia page. secretary of defense of the united states of america, there he is. yesterday, tim got a call from the actual secretary of defense, there is chuck hagel. thanks for defending the usa. we're proud of you. then he and the boys, they got a nice call from the president. let's take a listen to that. >> i don't know how you are going to survive the mobs when you come back home, man. yufr just like you're going to have to shave your border so
they don't know who you are. >> well, we heard you were watching, we know how supportive you were. hopefully, we made you proud. it was always our honor to represent our country. >> you guys all did us proud, not by just how hard you played and how well, you did, also again you carry yourselves with a lot of class. >> pretty cool they recorded that whole thing so you can watch the conversation on both ends. the love affair for tim howard not going away, here's a petition to change the name of washington national airport to tim howard national harpt i airport. these keep coming in. we will have much more later guys, back to you. >> they need more signatures. we feed to join in. >> how can you talk to the president on the phone, i'd be on the line going -- >> the president probably said, i got tim howard on the line. he can run for anything right now. coming up, if he was scared, why didn't he flee? this morning's powerful
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♪ 7:30 now on a thursday. it's the 3rd of july 2014. while it sure does look pretty in kill devil hills, north carolina, that may be the calm before the storm as hurricane arthur moves up the seaboard. welcome back, everyone. >> meantime, the storm is already impacting holiday plans. that begins our look at what's making headlines today. organizers of the boston pops fireworks spectacular, one of the nation's most popular displays are moving this event to tonight. they're hoping to avoid any weather concerns. >> ever been there on fourth of july? it's so nice. meanwhile the obama administration is calling for tighter securities from the
airlines and airports around the world. and a dangerous wildfire in napa county, california, has grown to nearly 4,000 acres and could lead to a new round of evacuations. more than 1,000 firefighters are now battling the blaze. officials say so far the region's popular vineyards are not threatened. also this morning, coming up this is a guy who's on a dangerous mission. check it out. he's attempting to set a record by living on a tiny rock hundreds of miles from shore all alone. wait until you see what he had to do to call that island home. that doesn't look like a good time. plus the show about nothing that became a hit. we're celebrating "seinfeld" 25 years after its premiere and we want you to share your favorite. how do you choose? close talk we are b low talker and more. just use the #orangeroom. let's change gears and start this half hour with key
testimony at the trial of oscar pistorius. from one of the last defense witnesses to take the stand. jeff rossen is in pretoria. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt. good morning to you. think about it. if there was an intruder in your home, what would you do? fight or turn around and flee? most of us would probably run. but not oscar pistorius. his defense centers around his disability. without legs he can't run away. trying to explain why he opened fire killing his girlfriend. oscar pistorius arriving today with his trial nearly over. and inside this morning, his defense team working on a big finish. pistorius says he shot and killed his girlfriend reeva steenkamp thinking she was an intruder. he ran toward the danger and fired. his doctor on the stand this morning. >> why not flee?
at that particular time? >> in this context, my lady, fleeing is not an option. the individual has no lower legs. so to flee is not an option. and if one finds one self without the ability to flee, the other option to fight. so to approach this danger is a physical phenomenon. >> reporter: that is called fight or flight. while you may run from danger, his brain tells him to fight back. not to mention his training as a runner. >> athletic coaches use gunshots and/or a loud clap on the hands during training to elicit a startle response. and the athlete is taught to react. >> reporter: but on cross examination, the prosecutor went after the doctor saying his
reflexes can't explain why he opened fire. >> in an incident like this where there's a startle, finding a gun, knowing where it is, getting the gun to fire, going to the bathroom, killing someone. would that still make sense to you? >> no. there would need to be more. >> reporter: on the face of it it seems to make sense. the fight or flight phenomenon. what impact does that have on the judge? >> well on the side of it it doesn't just give him right to randomly shoot four shots through a bathroom door without knowing who's behind the door. and that is exactly what he did. >> reporter: got quite heated today. the prosecutor and the doctor going back and forth at each
other. the prosecutor at one point even accusing the doctor of lying on the stand, bias just to protect pistorius, his friend. all of that drama aside, this could be the final defense witness in the entire case. testimony could wrap up at any moment, guys. >> jeff rossen in pretoria, thank you. let's get the latest on the weather including arthur from dylan. >> "today's" weather is brought to you by the 2014 mazda3 with seamless connectivity. >> and we knew conditions were right for arthur to develop into a hurricane. you can see the water temperature here. all that red indicating that water temperatures are up around 85 degrees. that is fuel for this storm. and as it continues to pass over the gulf stream, it will remain as a category 1 storm. look what happens. the heavy rain early friday morning from thursday night into friday morning. even at 11:00 friday night, that's when the heaviest rain is going to be seen in parts of
massachusetts and the cape cod. heavy rain across nantucket as well. good thing they're bumping up the fireworks delay to tonight. here's a look at the wind field. in orange here that's where winds are up between 40 to 74 miles per hour. then it moves out over the water. not much effect in the mid-atlantic. then we could see the tropical storm winds across the outer cape and nantucket as well. keep an eye out for the rip currents and storm surge. a storm surge of two to four feet would put it above where your normal sea level is. all that water comes on shore and most likely we will deal 7:36, good morning i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a peek at a beautiful start over san jose. we're only going to end up in the 80s later on today. 78 degrees meanwhile along the planes. really comfortable conditions there. 63 for san francisco, and 85
degrees is the forecasted high out in the north bay. as we get into your fourth of july, looking really great for the fireworks display in san jose. 66 degrees at 9:00 p.m., completely clear sky, and just a little bit of fog tomorrow night in san francisco. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you so much. as we told you earlier this week, toronto mayor rob ford is back to work after two months in rehab. in a new interview with the canadian broadcasting corporation, he is making surprising admissions about his personal drug use. >> reporter: rob ford is back. >> i had become my own worst enemy. >> reporter: ford, the troubled mayor of canada's largest city returned from extensive rehab. now admitting for the first time that it was him holding the pipe and smoking crack in those infamous images. >> can you talk about what's going on in this picture?
was this what sent you to rehab? >> that's why i went to rehab. i had a disease. for a number of years. and i was ruining my life. >> what was happening? >> i was smoking crack. >> reporter: he was seen ranting about detractors in a cell phone video and was reported to be smoking crack in another. ford sought help two months ago. not long after telling matt that he only used crack when drunk. >> the best excuse i heard you give for using that crack cocaine was i was in a drunken stupor. and i'm wondering is that supposed to make anybody feel better? >> not at all. i can barely remember it. i was very, very inebriated. >> i was under the influence of
alcohol. >> while you were drinking here? >> yes. but there was no drug use her. >> reporter: when asked, ford also admitted that during his personal time his drug abuse was not limited to just crack. >> so marijuana, heroin, crack, alcohol, the gamut? >> you name it, pretty well covered it. and i was in denial. >> reporter: ford said he is still running for re-election in the fall. and maintains he will win. for "today," katy tur, nbc news, new york. >> i guess admitting that you have a problem is the first step toward really recovering, so it's nice to hear that he's actually speaking honestly and openly about the problem. coming up, is a new diet trend on the horizon? why this woman is eating pet food -- yes, pet food -- for 30 straight days. are you in on it? you going to do it? and up next, braving the
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is strapped to a rock no bigger than a football field. ben fogel caught up with the adventurer exclusively. >> reporter: a storm-lashed speck of granite more than 200 miles off the west coast of scotland. and now there's a man on it. >> it's a strange feeling that you wake up every morning in the middle of nowhere. >> reporter: this 21st century robinson caruso is nick hancock. >> you can see it straight to the sea there. >> reporter: he's raising money for wounded war heroes by living alone inside a tiny fiberglass pod. >> the kitchen area. this is the view out of my window. the satellite communications equipment. >> reporter: powered by wind turbine. he made it by converting an old water tank in his back garden. >> he's just mad, really. >> reporter: what's life like there? >> we had rain all day yesterday so i was stuck in the pod all day. >> reporter: attached to the
side of this extinct volcano, the pod is nick's only refuge against waves that could potentially hit the rock. >> i'm as confident as i can be that if i get hit by water i'm not going anywhere. >> reporter: if he ventures outside, he must use a harness. one slip could be deadly. >> i get a full 360 degree view. most amazing thing has been the whales. >> reporter: landing here isn't easy. >> getting on and off the rock is the most difficult feat. >> reporter: i know that because i tried it myself. >> i managed to stick a post it note saying i was here. >> reporter: but now he's here how is nick coping with the solitude? tom hanks in castaway had his volleyball that he called
wilson. have you got a friend there? >> not yet. i'm not quite got to that point of desperation. a couple of racing pigeons here for awhile i talked to. >> reporter: a birdie told me you play the harmonica. >> i'm attempt s to learn to play at the moment. >> reporter: clinging to a tiny rock in the ocean is one hero attempting to raise money for other heroes. let's hope with all that time on his hands, his harmonica playing improving. ben fogel, nbc news, london. >> how long would you last? >> a minute. i couldn't do it. >> he's got good skype coverage. >> that changes the game. >> would you do it? >> not for 60 days. >> i could do a day but at night it would be scary. >> also pretty good phone service. nick hancock is joining us now by phone. nick, can you hear me? nick, can you hear me? we had him on the phone. >> we should have tried skype. >> it dropped out. >> service not as good as we
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>> 25 years. >> we were all just babies. not really. but one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. carson is looking back at a quarter century of nothing. >> come on in, everybody. this is an exciting one for us. we had to go into our "today" show video vault. we go back to season five of "seinfeld" where we found an episode and moment that hit close to home. take a look. >> agreed to wear the puffy shirt. >> what are you talking about? >> when you said you would agree to wear the puffy shirt on the "today" show. >> look, it's not my shirt. >> who's shirt is it? >> what's the difference? i agreed to wear it. it's a puffy shirt. i feel ridiculous in it and i think it's the stupidest shirt i have seen to be honest with you.
>> oh, no. >> nice. >> quick wardrobe change. >> not bad, right? "seinfeld." everywhere the way we talk in our living rooms. dylan, you're such a big "seinfeld" fan you named your dog after seinfeld? >> we named the dog boscoe, george's atm pas word. >> look what we found for you. we found this upstairs if you're a hard core "seinfeld" fan. >> you look like austin powers in that shirt. >> we have a video of how quickly you did this. watch. >> let's look at the video of how quickly you did this. >> no. that's impossible. >> breakaway sleeves again. quick change. >> look. >> he blames that, he didn't know this would make him look like a pirate. >> he has that on every single
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you're watching "today in the bay." well good morning everyone, 7:56 i'm scott mcgrew. northbound lanes of 280 are closed from the 101 interchange. joey chestnut weighing in for nathan's hot dogs. he's going to eat them soon. let's talk about 280 near the at&t park is where it's closed. really basically 101 to at&t park. closed until monday, giants fans there are going to have to deal with that considering another way to get to today's game. crews repairing joints that'll make the world safer during an earthquake. we'll find out if the a's deal to extend its lease will be approved. coliseum authorities supposed to vote on a new deal this morning at 8:30. lou wolf approved the plan, but the city wants changes. they make up about half the board so they can make the deal or break it. wolf says he will not give oakland more than what's in the current offer. let's check the weather with christina. >> hey good morning, thoughts
and prayers definitely with joey chestnut. he has a big day ahead of him. 7:56 now, live look here at pacifica, mostly cloudy still, same cloudy overcast sky. we are nice and sunny in san jose, we'll see a comfortable day. 82 degrees in the south bay, 78 for the planes, east shore's at 67. 63 in san francisco if you're going to that giant's game, count on extra traffic. let's find out how we're doing there, here's mike inouye. first we'll look at 101 getting into the city. as you talked about, look at the map, northbound 280 is closed near the extension. they both eluded to this, you'll have to use 101, right now north 280 at 101 there's a crash blocking one lane. look at the jam, north 101 jammed up because it's where everybody is diverting towards at&t. another crash north of 238 been no details from chp, but i see the slowing, that's about it. >> thank you much. reminder the fraef will be open come monday.
♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, having it all. a powerful new voice enters the debate over our ability to strike balance between our lives and our work. then start your holiday weekend off with a retail bang. we'll tell you where to find the biggest blowout sales this fourth of july. and dog food for dinner? >> this one is a succulent chicken and it actually tastes really good. >> why this woman's eating nothing but pet food for an entire month. we'll explain today. thursday, july 3rd, 2014. ♪ >> good morning, mississippi. >> hi mom and dad in jamestown,
new york. >> good morning, miami! go brazil! >> from ohio. >> celebrating our five-year anniversary with the "today" show. >> 20 years of loving each other and watching "today." >> good morning, "today" show! >> we're back now. 8:00 on a thursday morning. it's the third day of july 2014. we got one of those massive summer crowds here on the plaza and i'm a little bit nervous that they're so loud that you're not being able to hear carson taking us all bobby brown with his throwback thursday song. >> they didn't think he could survive without new edition. he left. he went solo. "my prerogative," a throwback here. takes us all back on a summer day. >> and you missed it. did you see what he was just doing? >> he was doing the deejay thing. all these people talking all
this stuff about me. >> nice. i like that. so everyone at the fourth of july party in honor of carson listen to "my prerogative" and let matt sing you the words. >> why won't they just let me live. >> i like it. don't forget we have a concert tomorrow on "today" from one of the most popular musicians on the planet, ed sheeran. good guy. >> let's head back inside. natalie is on assignment wrapping that up. so we've got peter alexander at the news desk. >> good morning to you. arthur is now a hurricane as it moves up the east coast. already people in parts of north carolina's outer banks are moving to safer ground. nbc's kerry sanders is in kill devil hills, north carolina. real concerns there today. >> reporter: absolutely. even more confusing because it's such a beautiful morning today. people wouldn't know off the
coast there. thanks to technology we do. that's where arthur is. a category 1. a million people make their way to the outer banks for the fourth of july weekend. many are being told maybe you want to delay your vacation. up in cape hatteras there's a mandatory evacuation. folks have been picking up supplies, have already run into the fact that batteries and lanterns are in short supply. and finally one of the big concerns not just here on the outer banks but up the east coast because arthur is going to be moving up the east coast here is the rip currents. the rip currents can be extremely dangerous. strongest recommendation is don't get in the water. enjoy the beach. of course it's going to be raining. that's going to affect a lot of the fireworks shows some of which have already been postponed. >> be safe there. the u.s. is called for stepped up security at overseas airports. intelligence officials are concerned al qaeda may be trying to develop a bomb that can get
through security undetected specifically on overseas flights headed to the united states. security sources believe militants in syria have been working with bomb makers in yemen who are determined to attack western targets. meantime the u.s. is warning those in uganda of a specific threat today to attack the airport. the call for tighter security does not affect u.s. airports. the mayor of murrieta, california, says he expects more undocumented immigrants to arrive there as early as tomorrow. earlier this week angry protesters forced three buses carrying immigrants to turn around. last night tayor heard from hundreds of residents and told them to be prepared for the arrival of more immigrants. because of what he described as a nationwide problem. well-known world war ii prisoner of war louis zamperini has died. hits his courageous and inspirational story was the
focus of the book "broken. " and an upcoming movie. he died after battling pneumonia at the age of 97. lou zamperini personified perseverance handling his life with grace and courage. zamperini was born in new york in 1917 to italian immigrant parents. he was a member of the 1936 u.s. olympic track team in berlin running the 5000 meters and became the youngest american qualifier ever in that event. during world war ii, his bomber was shot down in the pacific. he survived 47 days in a barrel raft and was later subjected to war crimes in a japanese p.o.w. camp. he was thought lost forever and declared ted as he recently told tom brokaw. >> down to 65 pounds from 155. that was -- it was heart breaking. i've never had a thought in my mind ever about giving up. >> reporter: and now decades later his story is being brought to the big screen by hollywood superstar angelina jolie. >> you train, you fight harder than those other guys and you
win. >> just watching the two of you, i'll bet this is not just a film maker thing for you. this has become really personal. >> very personal. >> because you've got the legacy of this amazing man in your hands and on the big screen. >> such a huge responsibility to get it right. >> overnight jolie released a statement saying it's a loss impossible to describe. we are all so grateful for how enriched our lives are for having known him. we will miss him terribly. >> that's right. he will be missed terribly. louis zamperini 97 years old. a truly remarkable man. another check of the weather with dylan at 8:06. >> "today's" weather is brought to you by new nexium 24 hour for frequent heartburn. now available without a prescription. >> and good morning, everyone. the year was 1990, it was the last time these two ladies saw each other. they reconnected here on the plaza.
how did you spot each other? >> she was on the cell phone and i thought i recognized that voice. i looked over and i was like, maggie? >> so the voice. >> yes. >> wow. just the voice. that's how they're spotting people on the plaza these days. we are keeping an eye on hurricane arthur. winds now are up to 80 miles per hour. it's not moving all that quickly right now. north at about 9 miles per hour. but it is going to start moving quicker especially once it hits the coast of north carolina. we have hurricane warnings and tropical storm warnings in effect up and down the coast of north carolina. watch what happens. it stays at a category 1 hurricane into 2:00 a.m. friday morning. that's the fourth of july. conditions are already deteriorating with rip currents an issue across the coast of north carolina. then by friday, 2:00 p.m., it's already well out over the mid-atlantic and it could just brush nantucket. good thing boston has moved up their fireworks to tonight. 8:07. good thursday morning to you. maybe you have a three-day
weekend shaping up for the fourth of july. today looks good, similar to what we experienced yesterday. a little bit of fog out there to start the day, but a nice, sunny finish with a building breeze later on today. i want to show you, beautiful clear sky over sunol at this hour. you're already warming up here. temperatures are going to end up in the mid-80s and that's it for today. 63 in san francisco. so cool at the coast, not too hot inland today, and 82 degrees is the forecasted high in san jose. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. just ahead on "trending," can we really have it all? a powerful new voice joins that conversation. you're going to be surprised by what she is saying. >> and a lot of you will react to it. plus why would one woman eat nothing but pet food for 30 straight days? we'll let her do the explaining. and a great way to spend the fourth of july if rain alters your plans, shopping. why not? we'll tell you where to find the best deals. but first these messages.
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we are back at 8:14 with what's trending today. we begin with a controversial topic and comments sure to ig night the debate over working women and parents. it's coming from one of the most powerful women in business. she is the ceo of pepsico. this weekend an unusually frank interview, she tackled the hot button issue, can women have it all? >> i don't think women can have it all. i don't think so.
we pretend we have it all. every day you have to make a decision on whether you are going to be a wife or a mother. i am not sure they will say i have been a good mom. >> and we realize we are opening up a can of worms here. we found ourselves in the middle of this debate. i sat down with a top ceo. i got an awful lot of criticism for one question in particular. listen. >> you are a mom. i mentioned two kids. your kids said they will hold you accountable for one job. that is being a mom. given the pressures of this job at general motors, can do i both? >> i think i can. we have a great team and we are on the right path and taking accountability and i have a wonderful family and a supportive husband and i'm proud
my kids the way they are supporting me. >> i felt this was not a gender issue. this is a human issue of work and like balance. it's a parenting issue for men and women, moms and fathers. a question i ask myself every single day, but clearly it still touches a nerve. let's hear more about what she has to say. >> for a working woman, how am i going to take off 9:00 wednesday morning to go for coffee? my daughter will come home and say all the mothers were at the dance and you were not there, mom. the first few times i would die with guilt. i developed coping mechanisms. i said call the school and give me a list of mother who is were not there. she would say you were not there. i would say mrs. so and so was not there. i'm not the only mother. >> i like that strategy.
>> a couple of working mom who is dealt with the issues firsthand. martha stewart and katherine. what do you think? >> i think she is right about you can't have it all. you can try and i think you need to have that back up team at home if you are on a ceo path. you are a ceo, you have to have that back up team that knows how you want your children taken care of. you can't say that about the husband. they can't take care of your husband the way you should be. >> kathie lee? >> i think women can have it all. i was thinking about this in the car how grateful i am for everything in my life. i don't think you can have it all at the same time, but you can definitely learn to balance things. i was grateful to have a job after i had my children that i could take my children to work
with me. that's where the great blessing is, but i later chose to leave when my children needed more more. you have to decide what kind of joy you want in your life. do you want trophies on your call or your children? >> my mom reminded us that she gave up a career to raise us. it was black and white. now it's something that maybe you can do it all. >> in each family had itself to be a negotiation or a shared responsibility. i will feel great and i promised my wife it's your turn to take care of our daughter for a while. >> you tell them exactly what you are doing, they will respect you and help you get on with your career. i think so. >> she asked her daughters whether or not she was a good mom, they would say she wasn't. >> she also makes a point that the career clock and the
biological clock are counter forces and women have to figure out what's important and what's your priority. >> based on the comments and this may seem self serving, is it a taboo subject some. >> why would it be a taboo subject. >> male ceos don't get the question. if they were to say i am very upset i missed my son's prom and i think my kids are going to hold my accountable for one job and that's a father. yes, we would ask that question. >> why are you surprised about that question? >> something she had already said. it was a follow-up. you said it very, very respectfully. certn people are just very, very sensitive for their own reasons. you would have to ask them why. that was a very respectful question. >> matt's son's 13th birthday. >> i missed my son's 13th
birthday. you go across the street to all the working moms and dads over there, we talk about this all the time and have for years about how we try to strike the balance. >> we don't ask the men the question and it's taboo, but the kids feel the same way. my mom or dad wasn't there. >> for depends on where they are in their life at the time. >> i hear you guys talk about being a working parent and you learn and we are afraid to have a conversation because we guilt each other. how can we ever have a valid reasonable exchange. >> having it all means different things to different people. >> after my mom was grown up she admitted you did not have to come home every single night. we felt we had to be home every night. she said you don't have to be. you only had to be here when i needed you. >> hand me the can of worms
as we head into the holiday weekend, you may be thinking about barbecues and bargains. july fourth sales can be one of the best times to shop if you know what to look for. good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> you think big sales, black friday. but fourth of july we can also score. >> fourth of july is becoming one of the biggest holiday weekends to shop. discounts are from 30% to 70%. but you're still in the beginning of the season, so you can buy stuff that you can really wear for the full summer. >> i love it. we set up a mini-department store because that's where i like to be outside of work to see some of the deals. we're starting out with sears. this jump suit is killer.
i love it. >> it's so cute. it's $109. it's 40% off so now only $65. a jump suit is a great piece to add to your wardrobe for the summer. it's really polished. looks great on all different body types. >> you can switch this belt out and put a different one on. let's travel to macy's. 40% off the jumpers. is that the usual? >> it varies. you're going to see there's going to be good ones ahead. this look is from macy's. they're both 40% off. this is now under $25 and the shorts under $50. so when you add a bright colored short into your wardrobe, look for something with a color and a texture that makes it look more expensive. >> another trip with shorts because i'm 43 years old, a white blazer with the shorts so you feel age appropriate. >> skin on the legs, not the arms. >> now it is swim season. the beach and the pool. is this a good time to buy swim
wear? >> this is the best time to buy swim wear because swim suits are discounted. but they're not -- all the sizes are still available. so it's a great time to add a swim suit. this suit you're not going to believe the price of this. it's $4.99 for the top and $11 for the bottom. it's discounted so much. you're getting the whole bikini for less than $20. >> people ask me was it nice quality. it is. >> if you want to do a white swim suit that's more covered, this is a better option. this was originally $80. now only $32. >> fantastic. >> just make sure if you get a white suit, look for something with double lining. >> now we're moving onto shoes and sandals. good time to find them on sale as well. and the birkenstock is hot this season. >> it is hot. today we picked out an espadrille for someone who walks
a lot in the city or taking for a beach weekend. these are on sale. these are 68% off. they're only $12.99. you can buy both pairs. and the shoes are 50% off. only $30. i love the black pair because you can wear it into fall. >> this is a popular style this season as well. let's move over to one of the favorites for the ladies. handbags. your dress size may change, but your handbag size will never change. >> this is at bloomingdale's. what's nice at a big department store, you can get a buzz worthy brand. we found this pouch by mark jacobs. >> what was that originally? >> this was originally $98. now it's only $44. >> okay. >> pouchs are great to add into your collection. because you can pack them and then when you switch your work tote for the weekend, just
switch the pouch. straight ahead, martha shows a very good morning to you. it is 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning, jurors will try to come up with a verdict in bryan stow's civil case against the l.a. dodgers. yesterday, the 12-member jury told the judge, it was unable to reach a verdict, but the judge sent the jury back to try again. stow was nearly beaten to death after a dodgers/giants game back in 2011. his lawyers are suing the team for negligence and say the dodgers did not do enough to keep fans safe. let's see how the roads are looking this morning. mike's got a look at that commute. >> good morning. the golden gate bridge looks a little busier than the bay bridge. in fact, no backup there. let's show you the maps. no problems coming out of the maze, just down to about 50 at their worst. into san francisco, north 280
continues closed, but look at this mess, north 280. north 101 out of brisbane, up towards vermont. 16th, 7th, and 4th heading towards mission bay. the consider caltrans. still recovering north 880. an earlier crash has you slow out of hayward and the south bay looking really nice. a little blip of 280 at 880. back to you. >> sounds good. another local news update coming up in just half an hour. have a great morning.
8:30 now on a thursday morning, july 3rd, 2014. got a plaza filled with people getting a jump start on the holiday weekend as they come back tomorrow they're going to be treated to a really great concert from ed sheeran. >> indeed they will be treated to a good one. in fact, if you head to today.com, you can pick one of ed's songs. the choices "thinking out loud,"
"a-team," and "lego house." and leave a question for ed and ed may answer your question tomorrow on "today." >> his album is one of the best albums out right now. you've got to get it. sam smith, ed sheeran, john legend. two great concerts next week to tell you about. john legend will be here on thursday and also fifth harmony next friday. two great shows. >> it'll be a packed house on the plaza. coming up here, martha stewart's ultimate fourth of july block party complete with a special drink that your guests will love. we'll get you hooked up for the weekend. >> all right. fourth of july also means it's time for the annual nathan's famous hot dog eating contest. let's bring in joey chestnut. you've been doing this ten years. you've won something like seven in a row. >> even in a row.
>> you've won three in a row. how much longer can your bodies take this? >> i'm feeling good. my body healthy. my doctor's happy with everything. as long as i can maintain my wiegt and i'm healthy, i'll do it. >> me too. happy and i enjoy it. >> every time i look at sonya i think tiny and mighty. joey as i understand it, you set a world record. you ate 69 hot dogs in ten minutes. i don't know why matt is laughing. but there's going to be stiff competition. >> yeah. last year at second place was 51. this year matt stoney has done 66 in practice. i can't be lazy. he'll be pushing me through to the record. >> we're not going to make you eat any dogs right now. i'm surprised how big they are. what's the pre-game routine. do you do in the 24 hours? >> i drink lots of liquid.
but no solid food. pretty much a cleanse beforehand making sure i can take in a massive amount of food. >> does this freak you out right now here? >> no. it kind of excites me. >> exciting, yeah. >> i'm in the mood for one. >> do you put mustard on them? >> no. no time. >> dipping in the water thing, right? >> it's competitive eating, not pretty eating. we're dipping them in water, whatever it takes. >> good luck. thank you very much. we should mention the winners -- are you really winners if you eat 69 hot dogs? -- will be here saturday on "today." >> you win, you get a big belt. meantime, dylan is here to look at our holiday forecast. >> i'm actually in the mood for a couple of these right now. the most i've ever done was four. but whatever you've got going. and that was just for fun. with mustard and everything. for those of you trying to plan your barbecues this weekend, i want to point out on friday we are looking at that flood threat. not so much because of hurricane
arthur, but more because of a cold front that's interacting with arthur. that can produce a couple inches of rain. so friday's in question. that of course being the fourth of july. then we will see improvements through north carolina and into the northeast especially later in the day on friday. look in the northeast in red, hail and damaging wind 8:34. happy thursday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. doesn't this live shot just scream "america!"? day game today, the wind will likely play a factor. if you're going to watch that game, watch for flags to blow towards center field. looking at oakland, a little overcast, but not for long. nice and sunny like we're seeing in pleasanton through the next couple of hours. 67 on the east shore, 63 in san francisco, and mid-80s in your inland valleys today. >> and that is your latest forecast. matt?
fourth of july with martha is brought to you by macy's. >> we're happy to say that martha stewart's back again this morning with more ways to celebrate the fourth. and this morning she's throwing a red, white, and block party right here on our plaza. the ideas come from the pages of "martha stewart living." good morning. nice to see you. >> good morning. >> we've got guests. >> what's your name? >> tammy ferguson. >> isha ferguson. >> they're going to help man this lemonade stand. >> if you sell it for a good cause, you'll make more money. so give a lot of money over here. >> i only have 50 cents. sorry. does that get me a glass of lemonade? >> it does, indeed. >> what have you done to make this special? >> this is fresh lemonade. real lemons, icy water, a little bit of sugar. you can then decorate them with cherries or lemon slices or ginger muddled in the bottom of
the glass. >> thank you so much. >> i think it tastes really good. don't you think? >> it's delicious. very nice. good luck with that. tell me about the banners and the decorations. >> well, it's so easy to decorate. this is inexpensive burlap you can cut up and string with staples on some rope. blow up balloons. use ladders like this. you can have, oh, the toss game that's so much fun. the bean bag toss. balloons, umbrellas. make it comfortable. invite the whole block. and try to coordinate the food. this is a pot luck kind of thing. >> i love this. >> you can have one of those. >> you love this salad for a block party. is this a kind of pot luck everybody brings something? >> i think it's best to share on a big block party like this. but make sure that you kind of have a little bit of a meeting with all your neighbors. no un-cooked food. because it should be cooked. it should be assembled already
when you bring it. bring enough for the whole block. >> got to have the conversation about food allergies for certain people as well. talk to me about the salad. >> three-bean salad which is always a favorite at picnics. olive oil, vinegar, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. and yellow string beans, green beans, and canned kidney beans. look how pretty those are. koog them in ice water. >> the ice water helps them retain the color as well. >> mix them all together and you have a fantastic bean salad. just really delicious. >> okay. nice and healthy as well. >> don't forget the salt and pepper. this is the table. wouldn't you like to go to a block party that has all this good stuff? tacos and corn dogs, the favorite. and these are kind of healthy for us. >> how can they be healthy? >> well, it's corn meal batter around a really good beef hot dog.
dip them in potato salad. >> what do you put in your potato salad to make it different? >> you can use pickles. you can use sour cream. you can use -- i always throw a little vemuth on the hot potatoes. it's delicious. >> you made these individual berry pies. >> they're so pretty all for the fourth of july. cherry pie, blueberry pie, blackberry pie, a big dollop of whipped cream. >> you tut the stars out of one pie crust and put them on the other. >> you're learning. >> thank you. >> so this is just it. this is a little how-to. but you can do that if you want. but i think this is more fun. don't you? >> the games are great. it's all about gathering people in your neighborhood. >> hey, kids. you're standing a little close, you know. >> that's all right. good results that way. >> they're getting high scores. >> i'll challenge you to a game of this after we go to commercial break.
♪ little back yard fun on the plaza for you today. back now at 8:41. the folks at aaa predict more than 34 million americans will load up the car and hit the road this holiday weekend. and if you're looking for great destinations, we have you covered. sarah spgnolo is from travel and leisure magazine. good to see you. >> thank you. >> i got a sneak peek at the list last night. but i was curious off the top, what was your criteria for this? >> we were looking for iconic american drives that are memorable, fun for the family, and also an affordable hotel. >> perfect. we are starting out in the beautiful state of montana. what do you have for us? >> montana is such a great
family friendly trip. you go up to glacier national park. you take the going to the sun road which is a beautiful drive. it was built in the 1920s to lure americans to explore their national parks and it does not disappoint. it crosses through two alpine rivers. and then from there you head back down to yellowstone where you'll stay at the chico hot springs resort. this is a great hotel. $59 a night. there are hot springs, live music on the weekends. then of course we have yellowstone with old faithful geyser with so much to see. great family trip. >> love that. let's head to the northeast where we are. drive on i-95. >> many people think of i-95 as their morning commute, but there are exciting cities along the way when you consider d.c., providence, boston, new york. one city that we're highlighting today is philadelphia. >> my old home. >> there you go. there's so many cultural attractions there we're excited about. great for kids be interactive
exhibits. there's a 40-foot life size structure of the statue of liberty. and there's also a art museum. if you're looking for a place to stay, independent inn. >> now l.a. >> up to yosemite and down back to l.a. you'll be driving on the pacific coast highway. i did this trip when i was 10. there's so much to see. in yellowstone you can stay at a beautiful hotel. you're going to be located in curry village. it's a little bit rustic. across the way is the staircase water falls. you'll be right in yosemite. that's to celebrate the park's 150th anniversary this summer. >> beautiful. let's head south with a great
route that takes us from virginia to north carolina. >> start in shenandoah national park. you'll see so much along the way. meadows, peaks, it's gor skrous. then you'll stay at a beautiful hotel. it's the martha washington hotel. the property dates back to 1832. it's supposed to be haunted. great rates there as well. you'll be in a small town village that feels very americana. >> haunted house stories to tell. then we'll follow the mississippi river on our last stop. >> such a classic american drive. a couple great places along the way. this first is galena, illinois. boutiques and shops. and then when you stop in the madison hotel in memphis, tennessee, not only can you dive into barbecue, but you can sit on the rooftop terrace and take in the river. a beautiful spot to end your trip. >> a lot of journeys.
if you're hitting north carolina, pay attention to dylan's forecast. rough weather there. if it doesn't work out this weekend, at some point this summer. >> right. these are great all season long. >> thank you very much. a remarkable man just accomplished something that's never been done. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
we're back now. 8:47 with "today's" american story with bob dawson. this one begins on a farm pond in indiana and ends where you won't believe. >> reporter: lonny bedwell never let a handicap handicap him. the man is lights out blind, lives far from fast water. >> if it gets really windy, i might get a white cap on my pond.
>> reporter: but he decided one day to do something no blind person has ever done. paddle a kayak the entire length of the colorado river. 226 miles to the grand canyon. some of the most treacherous rapids in the world. not much white water near his home in indiana, so lonny practiced in his farm pond. learning to save himself whenever his kayak rolled over. guides said he'd have to do that a thousand times before they'd allow him down the colorado river. he did it 1500 times. >> there are two choices in life. live in pity and go nowhere or just live. >> reporter: perhaps that's why the blind man volunteers to work as a roofer back home in indiana. >> he's blind and on the roof. >> yeah, but he's pretty careful. we've actually had homeowners argue with you they don't believe he's blind. >> reporter: after all, he can
use a power saw. and ski down mountains. the former navy petty officer first class teaches other disabled veterans how to kayak. he served on a submarine, survived a war, only to lose his sight in a hunting accident three years to the day after he left active duty. his best friend tim hale mistakenly shot him in the head. >> it to this day is still the worst day of my life. >> reporter: the former marine medic tried to carry lonny through the dense forest. >> i said tim, i'll be dead before you get me out of here. >> reporter: tim propped him against a fallen tree and ran for help. >> he told me if i don't make it, tell my kids i love them. >> reporter: three young daughters. >> i burnt the vision of my
children's face in my mind. >> reporter: how you handle loss makes a big difference. bedwell decided to become more than a victim. the blind man became a beacon guiding tim hale from the darkness of what he'd done. >> he doesn't know, but he's helped me from me just watching him go on. . >> reporter: living life on his own terms. bedwell refused therapy at a veterans hospital for a dozen years until his last daughter was grown. locked in the darkness of his mind, lonny bedwell was once afraid to even mow his lawn. until his daughter taylor who was five at the time told him -- >> she said, daddy, i'll help you. i said all right, girl. if you've got the guts, let's try it. >> reporter: together they cut the grass. >> that little girl right there, my name's still daddy. to that little girl, i can still do anything in this world. >> reporter: finally with the
girls now gone, the single dad had time to do more than dream. a team of disabled veterans guided him down the colorado river. their voices like fashion horns warned of the danger. >> most kayakers have toe see where the rocks are. how do you do it? >> i told them not to tell me about them. >> reporter: bedwell's blindness was not an excuse. it helped him see more clearly than most. >> that's my boy! >> reporter: lonny's ride down the colorado put him into the history books. for "today," bob dawson, nbc news with an american story a long way from dugger, indiana. >> he is solid. gosh. >> he does more things blind than i do. >> all of us combined. >> you talk about not being defined by your disability. that guy's done it. >> nice. >> another feather in bob's cap as well. nicely done, bob.
human's diet. >> i get a bite. >> is going to the dogs. >> dorothy hunter owns paws natural pet emporium. >> our oven-baked 30-day treats. >> for a 30-day stretch. >> she's only eating the organic stuff she sells. >> i've even been doing canned cat food. this one is a succulent chicken and it actually tastes really good. >> reporter: my how the kitchen tables have turned. >> it's better than i thought. >> it actually is. >> reporter: her goal is to raise awareness of what's on the labels. >> broccoli, lettuce -- all of the ingredients you can pronounce them and know what they are. >> i don't think people pay attention to the labels. >> reporter: the veterinarian consults with the company just food for dogs which actually uses ingredients approved for human consumption, but unless you know where the ingredients are sourced he does not recommend that people eat pet food. >> we're not sure of the ingredients. we're not sure of potential
contamination and nutrition alley it's not balanced for human nutrition. >> it tastes like chicken. literally. >> reporter: dorothy hunter wants to shine a light on nutrition. >> if you're feeding your pet healthy you'll start reading ingredients of your own own foods and maybe you can eat healthy too. >> reporter: a message from a dog lover eating dog food in a dog eat dog food. >> reporter: nbc news, los angeles. >> they can bring some out for us to taste. >> thank goodness they didn't today. >> i'm sure it came up in a meeting around here. >> meanwhile the dogs are in the corner enjoying a filet. >> what if it tastes like chicken. there's perfectly good chicken that also tastes like chicken. >> what do you have coming up? >> we have an exclusive sneak peek of the jimi hendrix biopics and the things trendsing online and the tweet of the week. is it one of your tweets?
>> i doubt it. >> i don't know if i tweeted this week. >> better get going. >> he's on facebook. >> we have a lot coming up. first your local news and weather. ♪ ♪ good morning, everyone. 8:56. i'm scott mcgrew. major accident causing problems for the morning commute. let's go right to mike inouye with the latest. >> this is southbound traffic away from us. you can see that at the bottom of your screen, traffic is just jammed up here, farther down the roadway, just past where our camera is able to clearly see at 98, just south of 98th avenue, reports of all lanes being
blocked. look at the map. we have slowing developing at the coliseum. you can use international boulevard or eastbound 580. the northbound side is your typical commute direction. that's also slowing by this big crash and the distraction. and then over on the peninsula side, you're jammed up from brisbane into san francisco, because of that closure for northbound 280. the rest of your commute is light. back to the "today" show.
from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. it's july the 3rd, 2014. fourth of july eve. great crowd on the plaza. i'm willie geist with tamron hall. al is off. natalie is making her way back from brazil. a lot of people talking about the weather. a lot of people traveling. if you're on the east coast in popular preparing to hit the roads or airports. evacuations are underway in parts of north carolina. we've got a live picture here of
kill devil hills, north carolina. dylan, is this the calm before the storm here? >> oh, it certainly is. what are the chances? fourth of july and that's when we'll see a hurricane hit the outer banks of north carolina. everyone on vacation being evacuated. this is a deceiving picture. this looks nice and calm but we are already getting reports of dangerous rip currents in these waters. because the storm is sitting just off about exactly 345 miles southwest of cape hatteras, north carolina. but it is starting to churn up the water. you can't see the rip currents. although we won't see a whole lot of rain and wind into areas like long island, we are still looking at rip currents to be a threat up and down the entire east coast. because it is such a big holiday weekend to spend at the beaches, that is one thing we have to keep in mind. it will stay as a category one storm as it crosses over the outer banks by early friday morning. then look at how quickly it moves. by 2:00 p.m. friday, we're starting to see some
improvements weatherwise. not so much in the water. then we have to keep a close eye on nantucket. you could see the effects of this storm. but this whole area right in here, not really going to see a whole lot of wet weather from the storm. that's going create showers and storms. fireworks look okay. i'll get into more detail on that in a bit. >> we'll get your full forecast in just a few minutes. major rain and lightning up in the northeast last night. check out some of these photographs from new york city. this is a picture of lightning striking. there's some still images, too, that will blow your mind. striking 1 world trade and a bunch of other places around new york city. >> around the same time hit last night. >> and thunder that k roed buildings around here. meantime there's a wildfire now raging near napa wine country. the popular destination for people this weekend. aaa says about 41 million
americans will travel 50 miles or more this weekend. about 85% of people traveling will be hitting the road. air travel expected to see a slight decrease from last year. a lot of weather and travel out there. >> what are you going to do? >> we'll be here working tomorrow. >> yeah. >> then hang out with the family. grilling. of course i'm grilling. i'm always grilling. >> willie got a new grill, and he's so amped up. >> i had this whole thing planned last night and then basically a hurricane hit. and i was, like, i'm going out as soon as -- no you're not going to stand out with the metal grill with the lightning. >> she had to tell you? >> i had my hoot up. it made me so sad. come on, weather. >> he's just getting started. you know what? this story caught our attention yesterday. hall of famer warren sapp, great
football player, he's very vocal. we can honestly say that. good guy. but he is never shy about giving his opinion. we know that. so he was at a florida sports bar on tuesday and he chose not to leave a tip to his waitress. a copy of his receipt was posted on facebook saying he left no tip on the $69 bill. but he wrote boys don't tip. warren sapp later went on twitter to explain that his server, the server kept calling him a boy. and he said that boys don't tip. if you're calling me a boy, i don't have to explain. and he explained the service was so bad he left before the world cup soccer game that was supposed to start at 4:00. the server defended her service. said it was busy. and that's where that little tiff ends. well, another tipping story also made head loolines.
someone just fell behind us. an ohio waitress was fired on monday after complaining about a bad tip on facebook. not realizing the tipper was her facebook friend. her facebook post read, if you come to a restaurant and spend $50, don't be a bleep and only leave a $5 tip. seriously? this is how i make a living. that's what she said. texas roadhouse told us she was not fired because of that but because she violated the policy by calling a guest a derogatory name. two issues here. >> both different. >> but a lot of people have gone onto social media to vent. we see where a waiter or waitress is tipped poorly and they put it on blast. and if you're getting bad service, are you obligated to had tip? >> i'm a notorious over-tipper. if the service is not great, i'll give a lower tip. if she's rude, he's within his
right. i'm against the tip shaming thing though. why are you going on twitter and facebook showing somebody's credit card receipt, showing who they are and shaming them that way? i think what he objected to if you read between the lines, being called boys. she said to that, boys, what are we having today. she said it would have been awkward to say men, what are we having today. they got off to a bad start. >> and he went on to blame his view of it. it sounds obviously they have different perspectives on this. but the issue of posting that receipt with his credit card information, private information on there not cool. but i am torn. i'm like you. i don't want anybody to feel like i mistreated them. i was a waitress. hardest job i had. but my mom i took her to dinner, this lady was so mean to us. i thought she was beyond rude. and i wrote her a note and said i deliberately not leaving a tip and here's why i'm doing this. blah blah blah.
and i signed my name. and she added a tip. and we got our credit card bill -- she added it herself. we had to call the restaurant. and she was fired. and i felt terrible for that, but she doctored the tip. it reaffirmed to me she wasn't a nice person. but you are torn. if you are taking your family out to whatever restaurant, the male is 60 bucks and you've been treated poorly, you're like i'm splurging and i've got to give you the cash. >> if they're rude and confrontational, no tip. if the service is slow or something and maybe it's not the server's fault. >> yeah. exactly. and a lot of people will go over and explain, we're busy. the kitchen a tied up. that's an effort. >> if they're rude, you don't have to tip. okay. this clip is going to make you very happy right now. it's just an amazing piece of videotape. jerry remmy is the long-time famous announcer for the boston
red sox. he's up in the booth with his partner calling the cubs and red sox game. it's a blowout, the cubs up big. then this happens. the tooth falls out and it leads to a long discussion about what to do with the tooth. >> the tooth. >> this is a first. yeah. you've lost a lot of stuff during games, but you've never lost a tooth. >> no. >> which tooth is it? something up front, i hope? it's on the side. >> you can't see it? >> can't see it at all. >> there it is. yeah. >> that's unbelievable. >> i think it's a cap. i think it's a cap is what it is. >> it looks like it because it's got a point. there's a nail in it. you shouldn't have a nail in your teeth. >> what? >> it just fell -- >> right out. >> can you put it back in? >> i'm not going to put it back in. >> there it is. that's jerry's tooth. >> we don't have enough time in the show to show you they went on and on about should i try to
get it back in? then his partner don came in with a pair of pliers. he was kidding. it was an incredible moment. meanwhile, there's a baseball game going on. oh, it was just classic. >> why can't that happen here. i want your tooth to come out. >> what? you would sacrifice my tooth for entertainment? let's see what i can do. >> see like the movie "hangover." >> oh, yeah. with the pliers. >> anybody have pliers? somebody already fell behind us. i don't know what that was. >> i think you have a better piece of videotape than i just showed. >> okay. so politicians we know hold press conferences every day. some of them get a little emotional, but we may have reached the pinnacle. a japanese politician had a dramatic meltdown yesterday when he was asked about allegations that he misused public money for personal travel. and here it is. [ speaking japanese ]
[ screaming ] >> it's like i lost my tooth. give it back to me! >> you're saying just keep the money. it's not that big a deal. we didn't know -- >> shake it off. >> keep the money, man. >> george and lucy is going to do that to you. dad, why! >> they should have a press conference every night at dinner. put little microphones in front of them. >> i love this idea. dylan has an update for us on the forecast. let's get a check on it. >> "today's" weather is brought to you by yoplait greek.
the yoplait greek taste-off is on. it's compare etaking the taste yourself. >> right now arthur is a hurricane. we are looking at winds up to 80 miles per hour. warnings in effect in hot pink there. we are going to see conditions deteriorate especially over the water for eastern north carolina. right along the coast. it's a category 1 hurricane. by friday at 2:00 a.m., crosses over cape hatteras, but a cold front is going to bring the bad weather to parts of the northeast for friday. it should clear out in time for fireworks. however, areas like massachusetts will see a lot of that rain on friday. so they've moved their fireworks 9:11. happy thursday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. i want to show you the various microclimates, different skies. here's pacifica. you can see mostly cloudy
conditions. meanwhile, a little haze leftover here in san jose. we are completely sunny at this hour in sunol. this is going to be one of the warmer regions as we head throughout the afternoon reaching into the mid-80s. no 90s on the map for today. 67 on the east shore. 63 in san francisco, and 82 in the south bay. warmer days ahead, especially as we get into saturday and sunday. >> and that's your latest from ft. >> thanks a lot. up next, more apologies from me and tamron. but which celebrity has a new job as a dog walker? we will remove the pixel
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of a music legend. >> he shows us how to wiggle. why didn't you say that? >> i don't know. >> here with ticket to hollywood is editor in chief of showbiz.com. this first story, a lot of drama apparently behind the scenes of one of my favorite movies "the notebook." >> i know. the director of the movie sat down for an interview for the tenth anniversary of the film. and he revealed ryan gosling and rachel mcadams couldn't stand each other. it got so bad they said you'll have to bring in a new actress because i can't work with her. a shouting match ensued between them. and somehow they worked it out and they ended up having an off-screen relationship. i'm still scratching my head around that one. >> and their love scenes, their chemistry in that movie, it's
stunning their behind the scenes were like that. >> a director would call them out on this ten years later. >> it's one of those things that he didn't think anybody cared anymore >> interesting. let's move to another one. zac efron wiggling, i guess, in instagram videos. >> it looks like zac efron and his new pal michelle rodriguez have been hanging out in italy. >> he is technically wiggling. >> you see him here wiggling to jason derulo. his friends caught it on instagram to share with the world. we haven't really seen him dance since his high school musical days. but he hasn't lost a beat here. and he should be doing more dancing movies now that he's back -- >> this is him in another one? >> he's on the left this time. >> you can see michelle rodriguez jumping. they're having a lot of fun. fans are definitely getting a
treat out of him. >> he can move. >> all right. this photo of the week. we showed it moments ago. we did not reveal the face of the person surrounded by dogs. who is this? >> this is daniel radcliffe. he was seen in brian park with about a dozen dogs. and harry potter fans do not fret, he's not changing his acting career for a professional dog walker. basically this is a film for a new judd apatow film called "train wreck." plot is under wraps. the studios don't want to say too much about it. they're keeping the mystery for this. it looks like he's really doing a lot of things. one of them is a new adaptation of frankenstein. >> let's move to the tweet of the week. this from a kelsey grammer. and he's now correcting people's grammar.
#kelsey grammer grammar. let's give an example here. one guy tweets the movie down per scope is one of my favorite moves. its a movie i can watch over and over it. i believe it should be it's. >> so he joined twitter. and now he's correcting people's grammar. it looks like he's having fun doing it. he created a #kelsey grammer grammar. but interestingly enough this is not the first time he joined twitter. he joined back in 2009 and 2010 and had to announce his divorce with camille. but looks like he has a new purpose with twitter. >> i think we want to get to the sneak peek of the jimi hendrix b biopic. let's take a look. >> watch out for your ears.
i want my music to go inside the soul of a person. for me it's colors. i want people to feel the music the same way i see it. >> there's so much competition right now. queen, the who. do you think you're better than them? >> he looks the part, doesn't he? >> so it looks like john ridley is the director. he wrote a little film called "12 years a slave" which he won an oscar for. the movie focuses on one year of jimi hendrix's life. where he went from being a backup guitarist to a rock legend. and it looks like it's going to be one of those great films opening up september 25th. >> thank you. you can see more of the film on today.com, more clips of it. you can see more of the film on today.that new guy is liket. a donut, tasty. yeah but you'll regret it.
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united states. security sources believe militants in syria have been working with bomb makers in yemen who are determined to attack western targets. meantime, the u.s. is warning americans in uganda about a specific threat there to attack the airport. good news today about jobs. the nation's unemployment rate in june dropped to 6.1%. that's down .2% from the month before. in june the economy added 288,000 new jobs. it is the lowest the unemployment rate has been in the country in six years. world war ii hero louis zamperini has died. his courageous and inspirational story we told you about. it was the focus of the book "unbroken" which is going to be a movie by angelina jolie. jolie says we are all so grateful for how enriched our lives are for having known him. we will miss him terribly. louis zamperini was 97 years old. and lindsay lohan is suing
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maybe someone should tell your face. ohhh that is your face. (angry cat purr) ah! part of a good breakfast... for almost everyone! a very good morning to you. 9:26 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the northbound lanes of 280 are closed from the 101 interchange near at&t park for construction. the interstate will be closed until monday. some giants fans who actually drive on 280 are considering other ways to get to today's game. crews are repairing some joints that will make the roads safer during an earthquake. we're going to find out this morning if the a's deal to extend its lease at o.co will be approved. a's co-owner, lou wolffe, has approved the deal, but the city wants to make some changes. oakland wants more concessions. wolffe says he will not give oakland anymore than what's in that current offer. berkeley city council has
approved an ordinance requiring pot clubs to give some marijuana away to low-income patients. the pot shops will have to hand out 2% of their weed each year to poor members. the ordinance defines low income as $32,000 or under for one person or $46,000 and under for a family of four. the ordinance may become final in august. we'll have a look at weather and traffic right after this break.
welcome back now. the time is 9:28. still foggy, ocean beach in san francisco. you are also socked in with fog in the city. i can tell you, though, got a good-looking day shaping up in the south bay. temperatures will be a little bit on the warm side, but not too bad. it will be pushing hot out in sunol later on today in the upper 80s, but no 90s until we hit this weekend, looking really comfortable for today. and tomorrow, 82 degrees in the south bay today. 67 for the east shore. 85 in the north bay. and yeah, looking really good as we head throughout the next couple of days and bring up that heat saturday and sunday. mike has a traffic alert this
morning. >> i do. this is oakland, southbound 880, the same crash we talked about last half hour hasn't changed. southbound has three of your four lanes blocked. the shoulder, major damage to one car. instead of 12 cars, maybe two cars and a big rig are involved there. the map is jammed both directions approaching the scene, just south of 98. 598 is clear. north 101 is jammed. the rest of your bay, though, laura, very light this morning. >> looking pretty green out there. back with another local news update in about half an hour. hope you get a chance to enjoy this gorgeous day.
welcome back to "today" this thursday morning, july the 3rd, 2014. i'm willie along with tamron. al is off. natalie is traveling back from brazil. help us out. if you know where this is, tweet us. a dog who's a little bit confused, poor little guy. there's a statue of a man sitting on a bench and the dog just wants to play catch with the statue. and the guy won't help the dog out. >> he keeps picking it up, trying to hand it to this man. he's like, come on, dude. >> this was posted a couple years ago but went viral this week. dog is trying to play fetch with a statue. >> he's like come on, please. look how cute i am.
taps his foot. >> that is one heartless statue. >> it is. >> let's get a check of the weather from dylan. what's going on? >> if only the dog went three feet to the right, there's a perfectly good human ready to play. >> with a camera not helping. >> we are going to see a chance of stronger storms today in the northeast. kind of a rerun of what we saw yesterday especially in new york city where we had crazy lightning and very powerful storms. we could see those storms today from maine down into virginia. and then the middle of the country is nice and quiet today. high pressure is in control. nice and comfortable in the 70s and 80s. couple of spotty showers out in the rockies. then on the fourth of july, want to point out to what we will see a couple of showers in e the morning in the mid-atlantic. it's not because of arthur. it's because of a cold front moving through. those should clear out in time for the new york city fireworks. but it's in new england where arthur is going to press closer especially friday into early saturday morning. we could see rain through boston into parts of connecticut. the rest of the country is
looking really nice for the fourth of july. again, we should see improvements. but watch out up and down the east coast for the rip currents. even when it's not raining or all that windy, we are going to see the chance of the rip currents. the fireworks forecast for the macy's fireworks display, partly cloudy and breezy. we will see 9:32. taking a look at an overcast sky here in tiburon. i want to show you the difference at at&t park, we are getting a little bit of sun and it's breezy out here. winds likely impacting that giants day game. starts at 12:45, watch for those field.to blow out towards center right now, nice and clear in the south bay, on our way to 82 later on. you'll hit 77 on the peninsula, 67 for the east shore, and 63 in san francisco today. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan. thanks a lot. if you're having friends over for the fourth of july, why
settle for the traditional hot dog when you can have a spiral one? >> here with tips to check out is dayna. good to see you again. a fourth of july themed drink. >> yes. this is a layered drink which is a perfect addition to your weekend barbecue. she has a million subscribers on youtube. she's very popular. to do this, tamron, if you want to -- you need three different drinks and they each have different sugar contents. put the sweetest in first. pomegranate juice first. >> tell me when. >> that's good. then use some sprite. this is a bit tricky. you want to pour it in very slowly so you don't blend the layers. there you go. pour it down the side a little bit. slows down the flow of the
liquid. >> doing it right? >> yeah. put in quite a bit. >> we get the idea. and then -- >> i'm going to keep going. >> go to about half of that. >> then the blue stuff? >> it's a raspberry flavored water with jelly bean food coloring in it. so it's got that nice blue color that will make it perfect for the independence theme. >> i'm speeding mine up. if it doesn't look right, i had to speed it up. >> then the blue last. slow as well. pour it down the side of it. there you go. >> and if you take the time, it will look like this. >> beautiful layers. >> i get the point. >> all right. let's do a little diy crafting. >> willie's favorite thing to do. >> this is also from the same youtube channel. we're going to make seashell candles. willie, if you want to take the glue gun and put a little glue on the base of the seashell.
then grab a wick and stick that on. you can also buy wicks that have a bit of a base to them. but you need to keep those up and stick them on. once you have that, it will come out with something like this. with the wick on there. if you want to very carefully take some of the hot wac. >> what is this exactly? >> that is hot candle wax. looks like this. fill up the seashells with this. and you want to let it sit for about an hour until it is fully hardened. then you get the gorgeous candles there to put on your table as table decorations. >> stupid question. how do you arrive with this? just take candle wax and melt it down? >> they actually come in forms like this. you put them in the microwave for a couple minutes. >> and we're kicking up hot dogs. >> yes. apparently we've been drilling them all wrong. this tip comes from the chow tips series on the chow youtube channel. they suggest you have to spiral
cut your hot dogs. to do this you take your hot dog and skewer it through the center. >> wow, wow, wow. >> there you go. and once you have that, you want to take your knife and hold it at a bit of an angle and cut all the way down to the skewer as you roll the hot dog away from you. and you get this wonderful spiral shape to your hot dog. however clous you put the cuts together is however -- >> if you can do this, god bless you. because i can't. >> some people are super creative. >> then you've got the spiral dog. >> it's important to do that. because that way you can get more surface area to get more meaty goodness. >> or just put your hot dog on the grill. >> and lastly this comes from
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that was the part of the show where tamron handles a gila monster. among others. >> you can find these creatures in different parts of the u.s. and here to introduce us is the animal guide. >> good to see you again. >> this guy is adorable. >> thank you so much. it's a canadian lynx. they're found mainly in canada but they're working their way down into the united states. these are the ones you're starting to see in minnesota. a lot of people get them confused with bobcats. but they're double the size of a bobcat. >> is that right? >> yeah. one amazing fact besides their huge feet running across the snow with built-in snow shoes, it depends how many babies they're going to have and how much food is available. there's a lot of rabbits around, they'll have a lot of babies. and females can mature faster if there's a lot of food. this one is about 12 weeks old. >> it's a baby.
>> just a little peanut. >> how rare are they in america? >> they used to be really rare. they're still considered an endangerered species. they heard about netflix and stuff, so they wanted to come check it out. i'm going to pass this off. >> up next is willie's favorite. >> the gila monster. >> this guy here, you probably hear about them in books and things. >> look at the color. >> it's one of the only venomous lizards in the united states. >> can it kill people? >> no. yeah. >> make up your mind. >> maybe. >> okay. >> if you have a weak immune system, it won't be good. so their venom is use toded todt their food. >> gila. >> where am i most likely to encounter one of these? >> southwestern united states.
all the deep deserts of california. a lot is old southwest stuff. they'll use these guys in pictures and photos. >> i think it's a beautiful animal. >> it really is. >> this is one i've not heard of. >> the kuadamundi. like a raccoon. they don't like the way they smell. so she'll take her tail and rub it in. they have a musky. >> she doesn't like her own smell? >> no. they'll take flowers and rip it up. they'll take millipedes and run it all over themselves like off. >> so how bad is her natural smell if she doesn't like it? >> musky. now she smells like -- i don't know. >> that is amazing. >> she's kind of like a souped-up raccoon.
>> come on over. >> just kidding. she probably would start rubbing -- if you wear perfume or cologne or even deodorant, she'll stick her head in your armpit to get the smell on her. >> what do they eat? >> anything they can. you can find them in texas now and the thing about these guys, you've got to be very careful. they live in bands, big groups. and where you go take your kids to feed the ducks, these guys will attack you. >> the last animal here. it's the gray fox. so cute. >> it's the cutest little thing in the world. it's a gray fox. unbelievably cute. the coolest thing, this is one of the only canine foxes that can climb trees. >> where do we find this guy? >> all over the united states. what's sad is the red fox is actually taking these guys out. they're going after their own kind. fox on fox combat. >> awfully cute.
the hospital for minor burns. now, while firefighters were at the scene of that explosion, the emergency dispatch center in santa clara county was down. the building did not completely lose power, but the center did lose the ability to dispatch ambulances and fire trucks by computer. at one point, workers had to use radios in the parking lot to manually dispatch ambulances and emergencies. the 90-minute problem was fixed by about midnight. let's check your weather this morning with christina. >> hey, good morning to you, scott! taking a live look at a cloudy sky over tiburon. this is what's going to keep us nice and cool as we head throughout the day today. enough of those low clouds still lingering at the immediate coast to make a difference. i want to show you at&t park now. we're getting a little bit of a foggy breeze, about an hour and a half away from all of this sand being filled, we have a day game at at&t park. yeah, the giants looking good. wind out of the west at 15 miles per hour. you'll see those flags blowing
out towards mccovey cove. a beautiful day shaping up in san jose. we'll hit 82 for today 77 on the peninsula and 63 in san francisco. a little preview of your fourth of july fireworks forecast. temperatures comfortable, in the 60s at 9:00 p.m. in san jose. here's mike and your drive. >> all right, christina, current view of 880 past the coliseum, look how jammed it is. from 16th, actually from oak street, all the way out of downtown oakland, past the coliseum, where we're looking here into the maps, to the 98 and southbound direction, just two lanes open. one opened in the last 15 minutes. a major crash there blocks both. both directions approaching 98. and 101 slows out of brisbane into san francisco because of that 280 extension closure. everyone using 101 in towards the city. >> i'm going to stay right here. more news in a half an hour.
from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. it's thirsty thursday. >> it's a big holiday, and i'm here with my hodie. one day to go. >> that's where we like to be. >> fun country singer came to see us in our dressing rooms right before. >> yes, he did. sdoo his name is tyler far. he is singing a song about whiskey and water. it's doing very well. >> it's number four. >> we're going to move it up. he is going to be singing for us today. also we have ambush makeovers.
okay, so we were surprised to learn that when we opened "the daily news" there are 50 of the most powerful women in new york. we're, like, i wonder who is in it, and we looked, and it was beyonce and hillary clinton and all people who deserve it. we kept going through, and -- >> lo and behold. >> at lucky number 15 -- >> which is ridicio -- >> is us. >> we were very honored. thank you, everybody. that was really, really nice. >> there are a lot of great people who were honored in this. >> also a lot of great people that were left off the list. >> we're sorry for -- >> especially here at our network. we want to apologize about that. >> diane von furstenburg. >> it's a little awkward when your boss, the chairman of nbc universal news group, is number 33. how is that behind us? it's big news to her. >> we just figure we're only a
few away from beyonce. >> only 13. think about it. 13. we're 15. beyonce is number one. only 13 people we have to knock off. >> it's not going to be that difficult. we've got -- lena dunham is up there, tina fey and a lot of people. >> how long can they hold on? the ceo from pepsi really has started -- restarted a conversation, i guess, because a lot of people -- >> it's a conversation. >> it's about can women have it all. she was at an i have an idea festival. she was asked about motherhood. she has two daughters. she says she doesn't believe that women can have it all. >> i just don't think women can have it all. i just don't think so. we pretend we have it all. we pretend we can have it all. we plan our lives meticulously so we can be decent parents, but if you ask our daughters, i'm not sure they'll say that i've been a good mom.
i'm not sure. my daughter will come home, and she'll say list off all the mothers that were there, and you were not there, mom. first few times i would die with guilt, but i developed coping mechanisms. i call the school and say give me a list of mothers that are not there. when she came home in the evening, she would say you were not there, you were not there, i would say mrs. so and so wasn't there. i'm not the only bad mother. >> she's very loveable, by the way. >> she -- i remember when the american cancer society, who -- every year they honor a different person, mother of the year. many, many years ago they honored me. it was great. my kids when i told them, they go why? why you? they just see you as you're mom, you know, but -- >> it's an interesting discussion. especially women who are trying to juggle and balance. >> every woman is different. i think -- what are your priorities? i have always felt -- you know, so fwrafl that i had the kind of
job -- that's part of it. >> that's key. >> i think a woman can have it all, but she can't have it all alone. >> right. >> she has to have a good partner that helps her. she has to have good help that can help her, and she has to have -- keep yourself grounded. i'm just grateful -- you have to have an attitude of a willingne willingness. >> to be victorious -- viktor victoria. >> it was just such an honor to help me. jewel where i julie andrews. i know. it was right there. i want that watermelon so much. they asked me to take over for
her one day, and i -- all my dream was to be i want to do broadway, i want to do broadway, and my daughter was 1 years old, and i said my daughter is 1, and she'll never be 1 again. you know what she said to me. kathy lee, i remember when i had to make decisions like that as well, and you'll never regret putting your children first, but you'll always regret when you don't. i thought it was wise of her. >> i think you're right. if you have choices, it's -- i think it's easier. i think a lot of moms are out there trying to juggle dropping their kid off at daycare and feeling guilty and they're working on all cylinders, and they don't have, you know -- they don't have a way to have other people help them, so they're kind of on their own. i think what is interesting too is there are a lot of -- we keep talking about helicopter parents that are there for everything. i think a lot of other mothers who are doing a fine job feel terrible because the other parents are overdoing it, and it
makes the other parents feel terrible. >> that is a great point. when i was growing up, my mother and father never came once to school. >> ever. i would panic if my parents showed up at my school. >> all of a sudden a couple of generations later you're a terrible mother iffure not there every day, and you're not -- if i couldn't be lunch mother one week i said is anybody going to die because i'm not lunch mother? >> the pendulum is here with us. parents didn't show up at anything. pow the parents are here. let's bring it back into the middle. >> something that makes sense, please. >> in the middle lane. >> all right. this is -- we love william and kate no matter what they do. there's nothing that's better than a natural reaction. when andy murray got beaten at wimbledon, look at their faces. first of all, look at how reserved the others look. oh, terrible. look at kate and william in the front. >> they are devastated. >> i think that's what makes them so loveable. >> i think so too.
>> they're not buttoned up. they don't try to look demure. they just are who they are. >> she looks like somebody who feels like she's got it all, right? one thing she doesn't have is privacy. >> right. everyone has to give up something. >> what have you given up? everything you've ever wanted in life now that you have me. >> what are you talking about? eye think of my sacrifices in a minute. let's talk. it's national watermelon month, and it's been -- >> it's so cold, hoda. here's the thing, though. do you like it cubed like this or on the rind? >> i would definitely go on the rind. sour jack's watermelon candy surveyed a bunch of people. they say more than 50% spit out the seeds instead of picking them out. okay. do you pick or do you spit? >> depends on who i'm with. >> what if you are all by yourself? >> if i'm all by myself i spit. >> now, 76% of people like it
cold. some people like it ice cold, and some people like it room temp. what do you like? >> ice cold. >> ice cold. >> don't put salt on it like kyle does. a friend of ours. >> people put salt on it. how could you do that? this they say that 55% of people like to have it on the rind and not cubed. >> people put vinegar on their french fries. >> i love that. >> you do? >> you don't love that? >> no. i don't. salt spoils it for me. to each his own. we cannot judge. >> since it's a beach weekend, i decided for my i-hoda to do a beach song. >> what are the chances of me liking this? >> about 2%. this is -- it's by michael francy, okay? very kind of easy breezy. just take a listen. i think you'll like it. it's called "the sound of sunshine." ♪ here i am ♪ waiting for the storm to pass
me by ♪ ♪ that's the sound of sunshine coming down ♪ >> can you pick up on the beat? >> yeah. ♪ that's the sound of sunshine coming down ♪ >> i like when you move. >> puts you in a good mood. >> you know what song i want to play for you? >> doris day. >> no, no. the song i wrote called "sharing it." >> oh. >> well, maybe we'll play it next week. maybe we'll play it. >> "sharing it?" >> yes. >> i would like to hear that. >> is it okay for mom to dress sexy around their kids? here's what we had to say about it. >> your body has just made a miracle. it's not about you. >> you're right. here's what i say. yes, it's okay, but why? why -- >> why?
>> why don't you take the attention off your ta ta's and on your kid? >> it's poetic. i like that. >> you've grown up. >> whatever. we want -- we're doing a -- we want you to pick what we are going to cook, so we are making cheese balls. one of kathie lee's favorite dishes. >> go to klg and hoda.com. hoe vote on which kind of cheese balls we're going to make. apparently there are lots of kinds. >> olivia munn, happy birthday. it's her birthday. >> i have a book signing in delaware on saturday. if you are there, i'm going to be at roundabout books 10:00 a.m. >> thank you for that. >> we also want to say a quick thank you and we love you and don't you dare ever leave britney is leaving the 10:00. she's going to the 8:00. i don't know why. it's such a demotion.
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being here. >> he has never missed once in seven and a half years. >> see, nobody can take his place. jill did it all by herself. >> double, double duty. >> we have an empty chair. >> i was. >> all right. so how -- that was weird. how was the picking? >> i got to pick them on my own, and two very -- this one has reached out all week to try to get in touch with us. these were easy picks, and they're both very good. >> she's 64 years old from new jersey. after recently retiring, she wanted to get her hair colored for the very first time in her life. >> oh, good for her. >> she begged us to give her a brand new style. take a listen to her story. >> three generations of this gorgeous family, and you facebooked us, he e-mailed, you came down to the plaza. why is it so important to you? >> my mom is a strong and beautiful person. she just retired after 30 years teaching a public schoolteacher.
she's having her 40th wedding anniversary coming up in august. i know she deserves it. >> harrison has been grabbing for the mike, and carter, i know you wanted to say something. do you still want to? i don't think so. he told me he loves grandma. we love him. you're ready, right? >> yes, i am. i'm very ready. >> thank you. >> joanne is ready. she's here with her daughter, jennifer, the cutest little grandson harrison. please keep your blind fold on just for a second, jennifer. here is joanne before. all right, joanne. let's see the new you. are you ready? take off your blind fold, joanne. >> you ready to turn around and see yourself? >> yes, i am. >> oh, my god. it's definitely a new hair color. >> beautiful, though. >> thank you. >> look right here. >> louis will be so happy.
>> tell us about what happened. >> i'm going to read this. we made her red in honor of louis as well. gorgeous red head. color by steve and vanessa did the haircut. they made it shoulder length and added texture which means it adds more movement and layers. enid did the makeup, and the dress is new by shani. >> i'm amazed. i mean, she was a natural red head. she was a natural red head when she was younger, so it's amazing to see her like that. >> are you loving it? >> it's very lovely. >> good job. >> you can go join your daughter right over here. >> all right. our second lady is chris yutes, 50 from virginia. she hasn't cut her hair in over a year. she was nervous and excited to get a glam new look. let's hear her story. >> well, stephanie and i were in cahoots with this because we convinced your mom on the plaza to do this.
why do you think she deserves it? >> she deserves something for herself because she's always doing things for other people. >> what do you think of all this? i know you're a little spooked. >> i'm a little overwhelmed, but i like to do this because it sounds like such a fun thing, and i would like to do something for myself. >> great. >> she's here with her beautiful daughter, stephanie. let's take one last look beforing and bring out the new chris. >> wow. >> wow. >> she couldn't even wait. >> turn around and take a look. >> oh, my gosh. >> i think we have to stay in new york one more night. >> you look fantastic. >> look at the camera here as well. >> she's already a blonde, but the color was -- we did highlights around her face to bring out the color. vanessa did the haircut and added layers. she cut four inches.
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never had any problems with the fire pit before. while firefighters were at the scene of that explosion, the emergency dispatch center in santa clara county was down. the building did not completely lose power, but the center lost the ability to dispatch ambulances and fire trucks by computer. at one point, workers had to use radios in the parking lot to manually dispatch ambulances to emergencies. after 90 minutes, the problems were fixed. that ended about midnight. we'll have a look at weather and traffic coming up after the break.
welcome back now. gorgeous conditions persist yet again today. we're going to hold on to more of the same for your fourth of july. and then we'll bring up that heat towards the weekend. but enjoy 78 degrees along the peninsula for today. 67 degrees on the east shore. we'll hit about 82 degrees in the south bay, and really a good-looking day shaping up for us. repeat performance, same for tomorrow, comfortable independence day. and then we'll show you just how hot we're expecting those temperatures as we head through saturday and sunday, today at 11:00. first, let's check your drive. here's mike inouye. >> the crash has cleared south 880 at 98. from time to time, it will gum up. it's that ripple effect, the ebb and flow, as things clear, we have that slowdown starting way back on the maps. then you're looking more smoothly at fruitvale down to the coliseum. this is because of the earlier clash that has cleared. the northbound side cleared nicely. north 101 thinning out a little bit, but more traffic expected as more folks head into the city
for that game. you cannot use northbound 280. >> join us for the big newscast coming up at 11:00. see you then. we are back with more thirsty thursday. if you have ever wanted to try something different, you're about to meet someone who will really inspire you. she used turning 50 as a chance to create a more exciting life. someone around here is also turning 50 in 37 days. listen up, hoda woman. this is for you. >> the year before emily costa's 50th birthday she headed out to experience 49 new things. some of it was thrill-seeking like base jumping from some bridge in idaho. others were simply things she always wanted to learn, like should beinging oysters, making a dirty martini, glass blowing. i suddenly feel lays where i and not accomplished. >> emily wrote all about it on her blog, 49 before 50.com. >> hey, girl. >> i'm so happy to be with you. >> love all these -- you handled
a snake? >> i did. >> that was your fear, right? >> it was a fear. you know what i did, i set out to do 49 brand new things for the first time before i turned 50. like you said, some of them were thrill-seeking. others were doing things i always wanted to try, and some of them was simply the idea of facing my fears, doing something that makes me uncomfortable. >> that does watching with you that -- >> i learn thad education is power. you learn things, it is the most powerful experience. i spent the day with snake scientist, and he taught me all of when the snake is sticking his tongue out what it's doing. it's smelling you and sizing you up, so it can't go fight you. >> you made a dirty martini. >> that's my drink. kathie lee, it's dinner and a drink all in one. you get the blue cheese stuched olives. he figure approximated you are 50 years old, you should know
how to make one. >> you went to bartending school. >> all the things i did is -- it's not a special thing. anybody can do any of the things. >> what would you tell hoda about it? >> it's been life-changing for me because i figure if not now, when? there were all these things i felt like i wanted to do. >> you do run out of time in life. >> there's not a perfect time ever to try anything. i figured, heck, i'm 50. i want to honor this birthday. i want to do something really cool with it. i set out to do the 49 things. >> and you did? >> you scuba dived? >> it was really difficult because it's this concept of surrender. i like to be in control in everything. if you are going to go scuba diving, you really have to surrender to the going under water, and i get claustrophobic. i know it sounds weird. >> it's very real. >> and i set out to do it. you discovered just how capable you are when you step out of your comfort zone. >> again, it's knowledge because
you can't do that unless you've had a course. >> a course. dy training and everything. >> i decided one thing i wanted to learn, i can't sing, but i wanted to learn how to play the guitar. >> you have been saying that for six and a half years. >> i have. this year it's different because i already took a lesson. okay. >> on the same day as i-hoda. >> sorry that she's doing this to your -- >> it's exactly what i want. >> this is what i have in one and a half lessons. >> hold on. here's another key. >> down, down, up. down, down, down, up, down, up. wait. down, down, up, down, up. down, down, down, down, up. >> this is why blake goes -- he starts to bark and go crazy.
>> how about those cords? >> my fingers hurt. >> this is the message i want to leave with. we are creatures of habit. we do the same things. we go to the same places. we visit the same destinations. we eat at the same restaurants. these 49 new things don't have to be grand. try a new recipe. take an art class. listen to -- >> i totally agree with you. >> if you feel like staying somewhere overnight by yourself for the first time, do that too. you won't believe how wonderful you feel. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> i'm impressed. i'm proud of you, hoda. >> how to look good and feel good because these things are all made in the ♪ ♪all day and all of the night - the kinks♪
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[ cherry ] feel a clean so fresh it can only be cottonelle. >> so you're at the beach and you have no one to rub sunscreen on your back. you could ask the cute guy next to you to help you out. which hoda would do. >> or you could use one of summer's fun items. he is the author of gadget nation. what you got for us today? >> most are mom and pop inventions. first up, i think you ladies -- these are glasses. they're acrylic. they stick in the pan. try some right there. i'm surfing to you as well. it also floats. it's great in the pool. this is the one i have right here. >> it floats straight up or tip over.
>> straight up. straight up. there's not enough water here. >> whatever. >> next, the cabana boy. this is my cabana boy. this will take almost any sun spray out there that they have. a whole bunch of brands and basically put it inside this holder, and then you can control it with that. you can then do your back. you can do -- it's really a smart idea. >> that's genius. >> again -- how much is that? >> $13.99. my cabana boy. >> next is from a dentist in kentucky called froggle, and these are goggles for kids. their hair kets caught and their ears are uncomfortable. this is using neoprene. ease where i to get on and off. stays stable. it's invention. froggle goggles. >> do they make extra large? >> that was really uncalled for. >> that's for you, of course. >> okay. >> next, this is a fun game invented by a guy in new jersey. this is called hit mitt. we have our interns over there,
mark and connor trying them out. >> looks fun. >> under $20. you get four balls. hit mitt. >> fun. >> that's awesome. >> anybody would love it. it's good for any age. >> next, you're on the beach. there's always a fear of someone stealing your stuff. three guys, three frat guys, came together and they came up with a thing called aqua ball. it's a compartment where you can put your camera, your phone and it lox to your beach chair. >> what if they pick up the whole hair? >> they could -- it's the a lot easier to grab a wallet and run than a whole beach chair. >> cler, clever. >> the aqua ball. very smart idea. next, you have a propane tank, but you never know if it's full or half empty. >> yes, i'm dying to know. >> this is from a company australia. you pick it up like this, and it will tell you -- this is empty,
so it says zero on it. >> by the way, of single thing has been good. >> yes. thank you very much. >> this is from the folks at -- this is their cooler chair. what this does, you can wear it like a backpack, like i'm doing right now. you canary it to the beach. once you get to the beach, it's only 13 pounds, and it has a built-in cooler that holds 24 cans, storage space, a little table. >> that's really cute. >> that's great. >> it's like a little perfect way to hang out by the beach if you want to make it a luxurious experience. >> great one. the last one? >> for the kids we have two. this is hand trucks. this is like the shovel, but it's a power shovel. reminds you of a transformer. exactly. hand truck. this came out called melissa and tom. these are pails that fold up. unfold them when you get to the
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tops. they're based in california. >> how cute. >> allison is wearing the hot pink one, but they come in all different colors. great for any workout or even just gardening outside. all natural. great company. and then we have a service men's wear t-shirt. it caters to the stylish gentlemen in your life. it says made in the usa so it makes for really easy shopping and they're also based in california and have so many different shirts, anywhere from $35 to $40. >> thanks, allison and ofo. >> we like that. >> adorable. >> let's talk new balance sneakers. they have a collection that's all made in the usa. they're a national parks collection. what's great about this inspired by the landscape of the united states all manufactured here and they really want to celebrate american workers. so the collection is all about their classic styles reinterpreted in really fun colors. love new balance sneakers. great for training. also great for comfort.
>> yes, they are. very comfortable. moving on down. >> we're talking beauty. there's a ton of great products made in the usa. this is based here in brooklyn, new york, called s.w. basics and their name says it all. each of these products uses less than five ingredients. and, you know, anytime you look at the back of a beauty product the list goes on and on and on. they're all about natural -- it's all products made for sensitive skin. they're fantastic for that. full product line from toners to cleansers to moisturizers. >> hair. >> and then for hair. all natural hair care can be very, very expensive. they are changing the game when it comes to that. every product is $14. they are based in austin, texas, in my home state. they have everything from conditioner and shampoo and right now sulfate free is a huge trend in hair care. very expensive but you can get it for $14. they even have dry shampoo and great spray hair that makes you have nice, beachy waves. >> you have flatware. >> liberty table tops. they do great flatware, also made here, actually made in new york. >> that's nice. >> it's beautiful. everything from classic to
contemporary styles. then linens, you never think of this. they are made in marin county. so soft. you don't even have to wash them. they last years and years and yea years. this is niche and they do hand screen printed items. all one of a kind, wine bags, which i know you love. a great lunch sack. and you can do these great napkins, a set of fourth. >> thank you. happy fourth. >> the new face of country music and you're about to see why. >> a live performance by tyler farr. first this is "today" on nbc.
oprys. now tyler farr is one of music's brightest, rising stars. >> he shows off his classically trained voice in a new song called "whiskey in my water." it debuted in the top five of billboard's top 200 album charts. >> and we wanted to go to number one today. >> that song is moving up. >> i'm counting on you-all. >> that's what we do for you. >> i love you. >> you have vocal scholarships and stuff, right? how does a guy who is serious about that kind of music end up in the honky-tonks and the oprys? >> my mom married george jones' lead guitar player when i was about 16. i if fell in love with hager, jones and gosselin. >> it was all over for that. >> we have a very l coo,l, eclectic band. >> i want to hear his story. >> here he is, tyler farr.
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good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. >> and i'm scott mcgrew. we now have a better idea as to what caused the santa clara county communications center to go down last night. nbc bay area's bob redell, live outside the center in san jose. bob, despite the problem, no emergency calls went unanswered, correct? >> reporter: yes, correct. good morning to you, scott. that according to the head of the communications center, who tells us that when the power went out last night in his the dispatch room, they immediately flipped their 911 calls over to san jose's dispatch center, which is their backup in a situation like this. the center set up an incident command in their parking lot out here, so they could dispatch those 911 calls with portable