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>> shorts perhaps. shorts. >> have a great one. . good morning. down to the wire. voters head to the polls, republicans poised for a major gain in power. with the races as tight as they can get, will we even know the results later tonight? breaking overnight, investigators release new information about the crash of that virgin galactic spacecraft and what happened moments before it broke apart. and new debris is discovered 35 miles from the disaster site. caught on tape, disturbing new video showing stranger abduction of a young woman in philadelphia, the victim struggling to get away, even kicking out a car window. police intensifying the hunt for that woman and her kidnapper.
and taylor's big breakup, one of the biggest pop stars in the world takes her entire catalog of music from spotify, leaving her fans wondering if they'll ever, ever, ever get back together, today, tuesday, november 4th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. taylor swift in one corner, spotify in another. >> two of your favorite things. >> i know. will they be able to shake it off? i can keep going. >> it's a big, big deal because she's one of the biggest stars in the recording industry. if she's successful and she holds her ground here, i think a lot of other people are going to join her. >> it all comes down to the money artists are making. a lot of them feel like they're losing out with spotify. we'll get to that in a bit.
let's start off with our top story. it is election day. the polls are opening, and control of both the house and the senate hangs in the balance. national correspondent peter alexander is on capitol hill this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. like the capitol dome itself, you may say congress is undergoing renovations. what's at stake today? no less than complete control of congress. could the republicans have a wave tonight? the real question is can republicans win six seats? that's the number to watch tonight, total number of seats they need to win to take over the senate. will today's election put republicans in complete control of congress? up for grabs, 36 senate seats and all 435 spots in the house. as much as $4 billion spent on the congressional races alone. >> pretty soon you're going to want to do this to your tv. >> reporter: there are ten major senate races to watch from alaska to new hampshire. republican candidates are
relentlessly tying their opponents to the president, like kansas senator path roberts, hoping to hold off opponent greg orman, who still hasn't said which party he will side with. >> a vote for greg orman is a vote for the obama administration. >> reporter: others have filled the democratic void. >> but you have to vote. are you going to vote? >> reporter: gop weighing in with its own big name. >> we want brave politicians. we want courageous politicians. >> i grew up castrating hogs on an iowa farm, so when i get to washington, i'll know how to cut pork. flrn. >> reporter: in iowa, republican joni ernst is looking to make hay after this unforgettable ad. >> because washington is full of big spenders, let's make them squeal. >> reporter: basically deadlocked with bruce braley, would become the state's first female senator, shaking off these controversial statements.
>> i don't care if she's as good looking as taylor swift but if she votes like michele bachmann she's wrong for iowa. >> reporter: the party's messages are almost identical. >> the democrats have their back on jobs. >> the republicans are focusing on jobs. >> the economy. >> the economy. >> on making sure we can invest and help them reach the middle class. >> getting our country out of the ditch. >> reporter: as election day heads down to the wire. this could be a long night. some of the most competitive races like in louisiana and georgia could go to overtime if no candidate, no senate candidate in those races wins more than 50% of the vote. louisiana would have another vote in december. and georgia, believe it or not, would have another vote in january. that means decision 2014, savannah, may not be done until 2015. >> peter alexander at the capitol, thank you so much. no one likes to hear that more than our next guest, chuck todd of "meet the press." >> if the georgia voters see their shadow, it's nine more weeks of election.
>> they're incredibly exciting, totally consequential, could see a shift in power and extremely competitive. >> they're extremely competitive. this is what happens when you have total financial parody between the two parties, mechanical parody, all of those things. and in the ten states where the senate is up for grabs, voters are engaged. the problem is, in the other 40, there's really no race. that's why voters look disengaged. >> we could have a late night that extends farther. >> we could. and it has to do with three states that can make our night very long. number one is alaska. it takes the iditarod to get all the votes in and louisiana and georgia business where possible senate control won't get decided until the runoff. by the way, these will become presidential-like campaigns. we'll get to know these candidates in ways we've not gotten to know them before. >> if you're watching tonight, what's the sign of an early republican rout?
>> two states i'm looking at. new hampshire, let me show you, with my little toy, and iowa. if republicans are winning here, they're already at 47. they need four more. then they only have to win half of these. they're already winning in arkansas, ahead in iowa, colorado, alaska, kentucky. you go in, and this thing is done tonight. but if those two end up on the democratic side then suddenly our long night, week, month nightmare could be here. >> make no mistake about it, tomorrow is the unofficial beginning of the 2016 race for the presidency. what could we learn tonight in terms of results that might affect the presidential race? >> i would say this. it's what happens in colorado, iowa, north carolina, and new hampshire. those are the four senate races that are also presidential battlegrounds. republican party wins three of those four, you have to say, you know what? maybe they can get back in the game and here and win the presidency in 2016. that's the only one i would be watching. >> tale of two presidents, clinton and obama. you have a map to show us. >> this tells you the democratic
party is no longer the party of obama. this is the states that obama has traveled to on the campaign trail. really none of the competitive states being talked about. now let me show you the map that bill clinton has traveled to. all these states in yellow here. the democratic party is no longer -- one thing we do know after tonight, the democratic party is the party of the clintons again, democrats all over the country were begging bill clinton to campaign for him. >> he said he's like an old race horse, they keep kicking him to see if he had anything left. >> they do and, you know what? there was a lot of that. >> we'll see you tonight as results roll in. tonight it's decision 2014, 10:00, 9:00 central time here on nbc. matt, over to you. >> savannah, thank you very much. debris from that virgin galactic space disaster has been found as far as 34 miles away from the original crash site. this, as investigators release new information about that deadly accident during a
late-night briefing. nbc's jacob rascon has more on this. jacob, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. new information, play by play, second by second of what happened just before the plane broke apart, as investigators say human error is one of a host of issues that could explain why the co-pilot unlocked the plane's braking system prematurely. overnight, the ntsb released a detailed timeline of the failed test flight that killed one pilot and injured another in california's mojave desert on friday. at 10:07:19 a.m. at 45,000 feet, virgin galactic spaceship two separated from its carrier and its rocket ignited. nine seconds later, ntsb says cockpit video shows michael alesbury, who died in the crash, unlocking the plane's feathers or brakes, something usually done only when the plane is ready to glide back to earth. ntsb says when the co-pilot unlocked the feathers prematurely, they appear to have
deployed by themselves. seconds later, the aircraft broke apart. >> reports of parts as far away from the original site as far as 35 miles northeast of that section. >> reporter: the surviving pilot, who parachuted out of the space plane, landed about a mile east from the largest piece of debris. former nasa astronaut and international space station commander leroy chow is among those fascinated by the survival. >> reporter: i assume both pilots had oxygen bottles and were wearing helmets with a feed of oxygen. he would have been able to maintain enough consciousness to get out of the vehicle. >> reporter: siebold is still recovering, unable to tell investigators what he remembers from the accident. an industry under close scrutiny, waiting to hear from the only person to ever survive a commercial space flight crash. because this was a test flight, there are literally thousands of
pieces of data to analyze after the ntsb leaves the site, it will likely take a full year to come out with their full report. matt and savannah? >> jacob rascon in the mojave desert for us. thanks. natalie, you're following disturbing video out of philadelphia. >> that's right. this happened in philadelphia overnight where police released surveillance video of an apparent abduction of a young woman from the city streets on late sunday night. the three-minute tape is silent, but the images are clear in philadelphia's germantown section at approximately 9:00 p.m. you see here the suspect getting out of his car and following the victim. soon after, you see him dragging her to his car, a silver-colo d ed taurus. >> she was screaming help, help. the guy was pulling her toward the car. >> you can see clearly her struggle to get way. she kicked out one of the passenger side windows.
the victim has been identified as a 22-year-old. her glasses were found at the scene and detectives reported finding a knife as well. her grandmother came to the scene to look for her own clues. >> she's a very humble child and right now our hearts are very heavy. >> michael nutter approved a $10,000 reward for any information. the airports have fired two more nuclear commanders and disciplined a third. the most senior officer was carl jones. he was dismissed for a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership abilities. nuclear missile force has been plagued in recent months in problems in discipline and leadership, prompting chuck hagel to order an independent review. tragedy at a new jersey construction site. a 58-year-old worker was struck and killed in jersey city when a tape measure accidently was dropped by another worker from 50 floors up, and it hit him on the head. the man who died about 500 feet below was not wearing a hard
hat. california parents made a disturbing discovery mixed in with their 8-year-old girl's halloween candy. parents told police they found powder packaged in a small baggy after a night of trick-or-treating. police say that baggy contained one-tenth of a gram of crystal methamphetamine. not clear if the girl was given the drugs intentionally or accidently. right now police don't have a suspect. tom magliozzi, one of the most popular personalities on public radio has died. magliozzi teamed up with his younger brother ray for the weekly npr show "car talk." that's tom in the green baseball cap on a "today" segment in 1991. the two became famous as click and clack, answering questions about car repair. magliozzi had alzheimer's disease. he was 77 years old. and a mystery in the sky sends one seaside town in australia nearly into a panic, and here is the reason why. take a look at that really cool
picture. this is a bizarre cloud formation in the skies near victoria with what looks like a rainbow right in the middle of it. >> they're here. >> that's what a lot of people were saying. radio station was the first to tweet the picture, followed by a flurry of social media posts. people asking, is it an alien invasion? perhaps the end of the world, a sign of the rapture. scientists say it is actually a fall streak cloud, otherwise known as a punch-hole cloud. they apparently form when the water temperature in the cloud is below freezing but the water has not yet frozen due to a lack of the ice nuke leuation particles. >> or when a spaceship flies through a cloud. >> independence day. >> rapture. >> i've never seen one, but that's an amazing picture. very cool. >> mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? >> top that. >> i've got nothing compared to that. we do have some election day weather that may not be to your liking.
showers and thunderstorms making their way from chicago all the way down to texas. this frontal system pushing down to the south. low pressure will develop along it. we're looking at very heavy rain. in fact, this wet weather is going to be enhanced by hurricane vance and moisture coming up through mexico. we're going to be talking about rainfall amounts about 3 to 4 inches from san antonio, san angelo, all the way up to arkansas and parts of southern missouri. the heavy rain shifts to the east and north tomorrow from houston up to louisville. we could be looking at 2 to 3 inches of rain. flsh more wet weather moving into the pacific northwest. wet and windy there. that rain making its way from the great lakes down into texas. east coast looking spectacular. plenty of sunshine and more seasonable conditions. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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with the latest on this. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. so far, neither peterson's attorney nor prosecutors are commenting but nbc sports is reporting that a plea deal could be presented to the judge here as early as today. this morning adrian peterson is preparing to head back to court and the stakes are high. >> lawyers have been working on a possible plea agreement. i'm told if a deal is struck, felony child abuse charge pending against peterson would be reduced to a misdemeanor. >> reporter: the star running back has pled not guilty to reckless negligence to a child after he disciplined his child with a tree branch or switch at his texas home earlier this year. >> this is a case about parenting decisions and about whether something unfortunate happened when a parent's decision was made by a man who believes strongly and loves his children very much. >> reporter: the minnesota vikings are keeping peterson off the field with pay while he's
out on bail. >> appreciate the support. >> reporter: but last month, prosecutors tried to have him re-arrested after he allegedly said he smoked a little weed before his drug test. that could come up in today's court hearing. or it could be off the table as part of any plea deal. >> if adrian peterson isn't sentenced to any jail time and he petitioned the nfl for immediate reinstatement, it would put commissioner roger goodell in a difficult position. >> reporter: critics have said goodell has been slow to discipline nfl players. tomorrow an arbitrator will question him in the rey rice domestic violence case. >> there isn't precedence to look at. whatever roger goodell does will create precedence. >> reporter: right now, peterson's trial is scheduled for early december. but if he accepts this plea deal, it's possible he could be back on the field before the end of the season. matt, savannah, back to you. >> gabe, thank you very much. carson is still going hard on "the voice." that means tamron is in the orange room.
people are talking about this taylor swift breakup of a different kind. >> absolutely. this story has been trending since yesterday. taylor swift and spotify. if you look it up on facebook, google, anywhere taylor swift has essentially broken up with spotify, saying take down all of my music from that streaming system. for those of you who don't know, 40 million people use spotify, the website or the app. it lets you type in an artist or song and you can play it right there. they have a free version of it online, or you can get the upgrade premium service. a lot of people use spot ifify these days. if you want taylor's music, you'll have to buy it from places like itunes, or brace yourselves, you might have to go in a store and buy a cd. >> wow! >> i can't buy a cd. >> can you imagine buying a cd? do they still come in that wrapper that takes like a ninja to open? here is the deal. should taylor return her songs to spotify?
tweet us with the #taylorreturn or #nostreaming. it's a very simple way of asking a complex question. this does break down to the artist saying, in this case taylor swift, that she's being ripped off. it may remind you of the napster metallica battle from back in the day. we'll have more on taylor's side of the story and spotify coming up. >> you pay like $9.99 a month and you can listen to any songs. >> i'll be officially neutral on that. >> the artists only get a penny. >> less than a penny. >> you're always telling us about the age-old napster -- >> you had to fire up a diesel engine just to listen to it. >> yeah. >> like an eight track. >> coming up, we've got a rossen report exclusive today. super hacker who stole everything from credit cards to paris hilton's personal photos. he's revealing his secrets. why you should worry every time you use your credit card. is oscar winner angelina jolie getting into politics?
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save your coffee from the artificial stuff. switch to truvia. great tasting, zero-calorie sweetness from the stevia leaf. you're watching "today in the bay." >> a very good morning to you. it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. investigators trying to figure out what started a fire at a construction site in pleasanton. started about 2:00 this morning of a of 680 in bernal. crews have not been able to figure out how it started. no one was hurt. two homes under construction were destroyed. >> new details now about a deadly crash involving the ride share service lyft. the victim is from san jose. 4-year-old shane holland and a friend left a halloween party saturday morning when the car they were in spun out of control, crashed into a tree
killing holland. this is the first deadly crash involving lyft. >> it is election day and two bay area soda tax proposals are getting national attention. san francisco's measure needs two-thirds approval, while in berkeley a simple majority is needed to pass their general tax. >> i think the weather is going to be perfect today to get out there to rock the vote. want to start with this live picture of woodside. we do have changes coming to your forecast as we get into today. we're going to climb out of the 40s and 50s where we are now into the 60s and 70s, mild and breezy for this afternoon, just spectacular conditions for decision 2014 tuesday. 75 degrees for the south bay, the peninsula is at 73, 76 in the north bay. don't forget, the polls are now open. they close at 8:00 p.m. tonight,
looking good all the way through friday. here's mike and your drive. >> looking over here toward palo alto. it's the light that's in your windshie windshield. a lower drive for your south route, 280 to 85 going east to west down there. south bay both directions slow, your typical build there. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us as well. we'll be back with another local news update in half an hour. have a great morning.
♪ we're back now 7:30 on a tuesday morning, the 4th of november, 2014. on a morning like that in washington, d.c., even the scaffolding looks pretty. >> yeah. >> at the nation's capital. hopefully, you're waking up somewhere pretty on election day. that tops a look at our headlines. 36 spots in the senate up for grabs. republicans expect to maintain the majority in the house. they need to gain six seats to recapture control of the senate for the first time since 2006. small pieces of debris from the virgin galactic spacecraft were found 35 miles from the
crash site in the mojave desert. the investigators outlined a timeline at a late night conference. filing papers to appeal the verdict and the sentence in the oscar pistorius case, convicted of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, sentenced to five years in prison. the prosecution, though, believes pistorius should have been found guilty of murder. coming up on "rossen reports," a real life catch me if you can. the real-life super hacker who used a cheap laptop to steal credit cards to paris hilton's personal photos. why he is now working with the fbi to teach them his secrets. of course, we're welcoming our savannah back. all week we've got new things that every new parent needs to know. this morning, the truth about marriage after the baby comes. >> the truth? >> we're telling the truth. >> am i ready for this? >> i don't know but we're telling it. are you ready for this?
we begin this half hour with taylor swift. one of the biggest stars on the planet. no stranger to drama. this time, it involves one of the largest music services in the world. willie has the story on this. willie, good morning to you. >> a story about where the music business is headed right now. with her album 1989 dominating music, taylor swift seemingly everywhere. as of monday one place she is not, spotify, the superstar pulling all her albums from the music streaming service and launching a debate about the future of the music industry in the process. taylor swift fans looking for her newest single blank space on spotify are getting exactly that. when her chart-topping album 1989 came out last week it was not released on the popular music streaming service. but swift took the snub further monday, removing all her previous records as well. her camp did not respond to a request for comment, but in a wall street journal op-ed in
july, the singer wrote valuable things should be paid for. it's my opinion that music should not be free. >> the whole business has been in decline. downloads are down. itunes downloads are down. physical sales are down. the only thing driving growth back into the music industry is spotify and other streaming services. >> more than 40 million regular users, over 10 million paying $10 a month for its premium service. spotify paid the music industry $1 billion last year alone, some artists have complained that less than a penny per listen of that money makes it back to them. other major artists like cold play have held their new releases back from spotify for a few months in an attempt to boost sales, a move called windowing. while others, like the black
keys, have withheld their new music from spotify's users all together. >> there's an increase of about 57% in people paying for streaming services. we're past the tipping point. we're moving to a streaming economy. the actions of one artist aren't going to change that for the overall picture. ♪ haters gonna hate hate hate >> will it make casual taylor swift fans buy her music or give her more haters to shake off? ♪ shake it off shake it off >> either way, it looks like spotify may be taylor swift's latest high-profile ex. ♪ we are never ever ever getting back together ♪ >> spotify has a public statement on the dispute saying, in part, we hope she will change her mind in building a new music economy that works for everyone. below that, spotify added a few tongue-in-cheek play lists including called what to play while taylor is away. a lot of people pointing out this isn't so bad for either of
the parties involved. taylor swift who can afford to do this gets a little more attention and now spotify, people who weren't even familiar with it, are now hearing about spotify. >> yep. thank you very much. >> tamron, what are people saying? >> right now, most people siding with taylor swift, #nostreaming 57% #return at 43%. facebook page, let's see what people are saying. brittany is going to help me here. thank you, brittany. star spangled chic says all i want is for world peace and for taylor swift's album to be on spotify. marty says i have a feeling that @taylorswift and spotify are never ever getting back together. that's pretty cute, marty. how do we listen to music we asked you? 49% say radio, 33% say streaming. 10%, which is surprising, say download. i thought that would be a larger number. 8%, as we mentioned, actually physically walk in the store and buy a cd at the few places that sell cds. >> don't forget the .1% that
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a real life catch me if you can. this is a computer super hacker sharing his secrets in an exclusive interview with "today" national investigative correspondent jeff rossen. jeff, good morning. >> good morning to you. authorities call him one of the most sophisticated hackers they have ever seen, teaching himself how to steal your credit cards, hack into celebrity cell phones and even cracking the code at major stores, all starting when he was just a young boy in his bedroom by himself. and this morning he is sitting down with me to spill his secrets. how he did it, why he did it. and even after all the security upgrades at major stores how he could do it again today. his resume reads like a criminal playbook. as a teenager, hacking into countless companies, stealing over a quarter of a million credit cards. spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of his victims' money. he hacked his school records, changing grades. broke into burger king's verified twitter account, even
hacked secure police databases. >> it was easy. too easy. >> reporter: after years in hiding, super hacker cameron lacroix revealing himself and breaking his silence in an exclusive interview with nbc news. how young were you when you started playing around on the computers and accessing personal information? >> 11 or 12 years old. >> reporter: that young? >> yeah. >> reporter: by the time he was 16, he pulled off his biggest hack of all, a celebrity hacking, unlocking paris hilton's cell phone, posting her personal contacts, e-mails and nude photos online. how did you do it? >> it all started because i wanted a free t-mobile phone. once i had got in there i realized, hey, i have access to everybody's stuff. i looked her up. sure enough, it was under her name. i went into it and shocked at what i saw. >> reporter: why post it online? >> i wanted to be known. i wanted to be famous. >> reporter: ever apologize to her?
>> no, but i would. >> reporter: you can do it right now. >> paris, i'm sorry i, uh, put your information online. should have never done it. i wouldn't want it done to me. sorry. >> reporter: but that was just the beginning. cameron spent nearly a decade hacking anything he could and getting away with it. how much money do you think you've made from your victims? >> i would say $500,000. could be more. >> reporter: how complex of an operation is this? are you sitting in a room with lots of laptops and mainframes or one laptop on your bed? >> i had a $300 toshiba laptop from best buy, nothing else. >> reporter: he said he could access the country's top stores like the recent hacks at target and home depot. the big chains say we're increasing our security. you don't have to be worried about using a credit card at our store. do you buy it? >> not at all. >> you think we're all still vulnerable? >> absolutely, yes. you can put together a blueprint
to do anything. if something is connected to the internet, it's vulnerable. >> reporter: little did cameron know the fbi was hot on his trail and last year finally caught him. >> probably one of the most scariest things that's ever happened. >> reporter: but in a twist made for the movies -- >> welcome to the fbi. >> reporter: the fbi asked cameron to teach them all his tricks. >> you got any of the checks? >> reporter: just like leonardo dicaprio in catch me if i can. >> teller at the bank. >> reporter: why work with law enforcement, the same people who busted you? why help them? >> i caused a lot of harm. i just want to help. i've got to fix this. >> reporter: by the way, just days after our interview, cameron was sentenced to four years in prison. he has to report to prison in december and this is not his first brush with the law. as a teenager, he spent time in juvenile detention for hacking and also time in prison for gift card fraud. he is the faceless guy on the other side when you swipe your card and wonder who is there on the other side taking your
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> a very good morning to you. 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. new video of san jose mayor hopeful cortese casting his vote. he's in a runoff vote with sam liccardo to become the mayor of san jose. each candidate is offering a distinct plan to add more police officers despite recent pension reform. all eyes on district 17 congressional race between veteran representative mike honda and relative newbie ro khanna. recent polls indicate khanna has closed most if not all ground on congressman honda. christina, it's a nice day to
vote. >> yes, it is night. if you're looking for warmer weather, you could probably get out around 10, maybe noon. that's when we're expecting temperatures to jump into the 60s. highs for this election tuesday are going to end up really comfortable, about 3 to 5 degrees warmer than where we ended up yesterday. we'll keep that climb going. here's mike on your drive. >> i vote for great weather as well but we do need the water. we need the traffic flow so folks can get to work. in oakland, a smooth drive. northbound routes continuing to building, another crash distracting you in sunnyvale, 288, a new crash. that will be a newer crash in toward cupertino. back to you. >> thank you very much. we'll be back with another local
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>> tuesday, tuesday, november 4th, 2014. ♪ >> good morning, >> hi, i'm from baltimore, maryland. >> good morning, australia. >> good morning, minneapolis. >> hi to my grandkids in kent, washington. >> good morning! we're on the "today" show! >> november 4th, it's election day across the country. welcome back to "today." >> yeah, we have an enthusiastic crowd here. oh, there you go. >> you know what, the mic's
broken. i feel like we need to give her a prize for that. >> oh, she's crying. awww! i love you. >> all right. >> okay. happy birthday. >> okay. hey -- all right. >> we are kind of -- didn't we? >> all right. >> are we on? >> we still are. >> coming up, we have got some very special reunions to bring
you later this week. >> i want to say i'm excited, but i can't say that after this nice lady. i get to sit down with the cast of my all-time favorite movie "ghostbusters." >> what do you have to say about that? >> the cast of the talented, fabulous baker boys. that is exciting. >> and we'll wrap up things with the beloved '90s tv drama "sisters." [ laughter ] >> what -- >> natalie's got a check on the top stories. all right. good morning everyone. in the news today, americans are going to the polls with every seat in the house at stake.
we're on capitol hill. hey, peter, good morning. >> reporter: it may be the republicans making those screaming sounds today. they are poised to have a good night tonight. is it good enough to win complete control of congress? that's the number, the total number of new seats the republicans need to gain if they want to take over control of the senate. polling places across the country are now open. places
like georgia and houston, texas as well. voters tell us they're angry and disappointed. do they take that out on the democrats or is it incumbents across the board that are ultimately the ones targeted right now. of the eight most competitive races right now, all of those are within just four points, and half of the 36 governor's races
are said to be too close to call. tonight could be a long one. we may be going toover time in states like georgia and louisiana. it may not be done until 2015. >> put a pot of coffee on. we're going to have coverage tonight as results roll in right here on nbc. new details this morning about the moments leading up to friday's crash in the mojave desert. they released a
detailed timeline and said nine seconds into the flight, the co-pilot locked the spaceship. they appear to have deployed by themselves with the craft breaking apart just moments later. debris has been found as far as 35 miles away. the government is suing southwest airlines over repairs to planes that did not meet safety standards. they claim a contractor failed
to use proper procedures when working on the aluminum skin of dozens of planes. and this is an especially meaningful election day for one woman in california. she's a mexican immigrant who became a u.s. citizen a year ago. she's 102 years old and says she is voting today for the first time in the u.s. because she hopes to see immigration reform in her lifetime. her message is simple, despite your anyone, get out there and vote. let's get another check of the weather. >> thanks so much. who's 25 years old today? what's your name? >> i'm john hartley. >> you guys have that ground bacon. it's the best. >> it's awesome. >> let's show you what we have. a lot of wet weather. pacific moisture just streaming
into the pacific northwest. heavy rain and turning cloudy. rest of the country, we are looking at that windy weather in the pacific northwest. rain stretching from texas all the way into the ohio river valley. gorgeous day in miami day. beautiful down through southern california. l.a. looking 8:07. happy tuesday to you. beautiful day coming your way. three to five degrees warmer. peak warmth through tomorrow. take your temperatures and add an additional five to ten degrees. for today, just perfection for election day across the bay area. mid 70s for the south bay and peninsula. low 70s for san francisco. by tomorrow, 80s, but then we bring the numbers back down for thursday into friday and looking good for rain by next tuesday. >> and that is your latest weather.
>> nice. >> next on trending with angelina jolie consider leaving acting for a career in politics. what the oscar winner is saying this morning. plus, jennifer lopez opened up about how american idol changed her. and lessons learn, the big changes that occur in a relationship once you have a child. a child. >> ahh! [ male announcer ] take zzzquil and sleep like...
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try it on a bacon egg & cheese. subway. eat fresh. all right. we're back now. time for what's trending today. >> how about this one? it's election day. what about a little political story. angelina jolie, is she ready for another career? she's already an oscar winner. well, she seems to hint at that in the december issue of "vanity fair." she says you're conscious that politicals has to be considered. if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility. she goes onto say, i am conscious of what i do for a living, and that could make a
political career less possible. she said, i am open. the question i think for the room is do you think she is electable. >> do you think it makes her unelectable? >> there's been other celebrities. >> ronald reagan. >> what about gopher from the west coast? >> and many of those people didn't have the resume she has as far as the humanitarian work she's done. being an actor, the skeletons are already out. >> she just has to decide what does she want to run for. >> yeah. >> town supervisor. >> fascinating to dive into. think for a moment, when was the last time you did something bad. would you feel guilt or shame. apparently there is a big difference between those two. the paper says that guilt is
feeling bad about your behavior. shame is feeling bad about yourself. phycologists say actually a little guilt can work in your favor. i always feel a little healthy guilt. i think guilt often leads to shame. >> you feel guilty and then you feel bad about yourself. >> that's one of the tools you use. >> some guilt is good. >> as a parent, i think that's where i feel the most guilt. you miss something at school and make an extra effort. but shame is different. >> it's different. >> more serious. >> i do too. how about this one, can you get a song out of your head? a new british study rated the catchiest songs in recent memory. we're going to play the top three for you in a moment. >> happy.
>> islands in the stream. >> really? >> you try to get it out of your head. >> all about that bass. >> this city. >> i'm sticking to it. >> you know what, no. >> feel shame. shame. >> number three is the catchiest songs on the list, eye of the tiger. number two -- ♪ eye of the tiger >> you might be humming that for the rest of the day. song number two, mambo number five. >> oh, wow. that's '90's right? ♪ a little bit of erika by my side ♪ >> number one catchiest song -- play it. ♪ if you wanna be my lover
>> this is a classic. >> catchiest song of all time? no. no. no. >> five songs better than that. >> shake it off. >> i can't get that one out of my head. >> as a wise man once said, everybody have fun tonight. >> and that's your trending today. let's move on. now part two of maria slooifer's revealing interview. >> good morning to you, matt. we all know jennifer lopez is the tough girl from the bronx. in her new book, she shows us her true self. >> i wrote this book, we're all the same, we're all struggling. we're all doing the best we can. if you can get the concept of loving yourself, you can have a
great life. >> in her new book, jennifer lopez takes readers inside her emotional journey, battling heart break and poor self esteem. >> could you see yourself losing confidence as you became more famo famous? >> oh, yeah. when you first come on the scene, you feel so indecember -- indestructible. then they start trying to bring you down a little bit. you become a target. you start being really harsh and jud judgemental on yourself. >> she said it wasn't until she became a judge on american idol that her healing began. it was really a turning point for you. >> first time, i had no lines, i had no song to sing, i had no performance. it was just be you.
tell us how you feel, what you think. people saw that and they liked it. that touched me because i had spent so much time thinking they didn't like me. >> my daughters, they were like, wait a minute, i just saw her new video. >> right. >> booty. >> you're trying to tell me that woman has self-esteem issues. >> that was something like i felt like, do i do this. i thought you know what, the girl i'm standing next to in the video is 20 years old. i'm not. this is great for women to see. >> i feel like at a certain age they try to put woman to sleep. >> what age do you think that is? >> way too young. okay, because, none of us is going anywhere right now, right? >> it makes me crazy that people try to put women in a box or if you're a mom, you can't do this. i can be an awesome mom and a
sexy woman and a smart business person. i can do all of it. just let me. >> mama he's still got it. >> at 45 this mama says dancing and regular workouts help keep her in shape and keep up with the true loves of her life. >> i want to be healthy for me, for my kids, i want to be able to run around with them. i'm not a drinker, i'm not a smoker, i'm not somebody who eats and goes crazy. i love to have ice cream just as much as the next person. all that stuff. i think all of it is just a nice balance. >> what do you want your daughter to take away from your experience with men and love? >> it's funny because i have a boy and a girl and they're twins. i want her to learn to be good on her own, both of them. independent, good on their own first. whole people, what they have to contribute, what they have to
offer. just the person that they are. >> she says embracing a balanced view of herself, loving the good and the bad, has been key to her happiness. >> you talk in the book about learning to forgive yourself. have you forgiven yourself? >> so easy to beat yourself up. especially when you have kids and you see them sad or missing their dad. it's easy to go, i miss that, i did this, i did that. you have to be easy on yourself. nobody's perfect. i fall down and i get back up. that's it. i keep going. i have bumps and bruises, but i'm still here. >> jennifer's book is out today in both english and spanish. you can see a lot more of this interview including all kinds of advice on today.com. >> i agreguess the process made intro spective. >> she was surprised by that.
she said it wasn't really the book she intended to write. she also points out that she's changed even a lot more because the book was written several months ago. you might even see a sequel to the book. you were talking before about guilt and shame and insecurities and stuff and that even well-known people who look really confident have these issues as well. >> good stuff, maria. nice seeing you. by the way, jennifer will be here live a little later this morning. thanks. in the meantime, learning things are never quite the same in a relationship once a baby arrives. this morning we'hearing from ot couples. we asked them how their lives changed after babies. >> we never felt happier in my life. >> i couldn't believe that i could love from the day i met. >> the first time i heard him country, it hit me, i'm a mom.
>> just us a >> it's just us and the babynd d we're almost like, what do we do now, you know? >> no preparing. >> there's no ready. there's just ready enough i guess you would say. >> it's like a bomb goes off in your relationship. it's absolutely worth it. she's amazing. it does throw things into a little bit of chaos. >> we have turned and looked at each other and said, i miss you. you can't sit down and watch your shows on tv. >> our relationship was definitely impacted. when you bring the baby home, it's just baby 24/7. >> you have to have date night and make an attempt to do that sort of thing or else you'll go crazy. >> a simple thing while eating a meal together went out the window. >> he's been so amazing. he wants his daddy/daughter
time. i really can't ask anymore from him. >> he looks at himself now the way noah looks at him. noah is going to look up to him as a hero. >> i always tell him i fell in love with him again after we had our babies. >> we were silly and now it's like -- at the same time i wouldn't ask for it any other way. >> well, here to shed more light is tracey. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we asked our viewers to talk about what they thought the biggest challenges were. most of them said time. 38% said they just didn't have time for anything more. >> time is a big one when you have a new baby. the thing that really happens is you don't get new problems. the baby puts pressure on the areas where the relationship's
already fragile. >> it's shining a light on were there were tension points? >> exactly. money, work, sex. problems before or issues before, it gets worse after the baby comes, but temporarily. >> it comes down to how you view this particular issue. is the kid first, is the relationship first, are they on equal footing. >> it's not about loving your baby more than your partner. it's really like two different relationships. i look at it more like being on an airplane. you have to put your own oxygen machg on first. your relationship needs you so you can nurture your baby. >> we heard the husband talk about date night. but it's not always that feasible for a variety of reasons. >> date moments are where you nurture the connection in the relationship. maybe you bring home a special dessert. or gather leaves from the front yard and present it as a
bouquet. saying in that warm personal connection. >> and expectations is also really key. >> a lot of people say parenting is the hardest thing you'll ever do, and it's true. you need to look at each other and say, oh, this is what they were talking about. there's a temptation to turn or blame each other. keep your eye on the big picture. your relationship has an opportunity to grow deeper so enjoy every minute. >> you kind of become all about baby and you have to consciously say, wait, let's remember how we used to be. there was a reason we clicked before. >> exactly. and you want to keep the relationship very strong because children thrive when mom and dad have a really good relationship. >> do you believe there's a division in what the parenting should be? >> actually, i don't. i believe in being a real person. real people disagree sometimes. you can say, this is mom, this
is dad. different people are different and that's the way the world is. >> good talk. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> speaking of couples, i should mention, my husband wrote a special post to our website. you can check it out at today.com. >> you got my attention there. you said speaking of couples. this guy is about to start firing people again on the new season of celebrity apprentice. are you looking forward to that? >> i am indeed. >> we'll talk about that and much more. first, these messages, your local news and the weather.
you're watching today in the bay. >> good morning to you, it is 8:26, i'm laura garcia-cannon. new video to show you this morning of sam liccardo casting his ballot just moments ago at holy cross church in san jose. liccardo is locked in a runoff race to become the next mayor of the biggest city in the south bay. each candidate offers a distinct plan to add more officers, despite recent controversial pension reform. actually, cortese is a supervisor. a check in with mike and the morning commute. >> to the south bay, northbound routes aren't the problem. big problem is north 280. all the way to cupertino. crash will be an issue.
two lanes blocked, cars reportedly stuck together, but crews are trying to make quick work of that. slower drive through san mateo southbound, but meter lights turned on green all week toward the airport, that will continue on all green for the week. looking towards the east bay, standard slowing for 880 in towards fremont. bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are on. back to you. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us, as well. another update for you in about half an hour. hope you have a great morning.
it's 8:30 now on a tuesday morning, november 4th, 2014. it's election day. i love that saying on the radio, nobody's vote counts more than yours, unless you don't vote. then everybody's vote counts more than yours. so, get out and vote. >> i like vote early and often. >> different city, different time. >> coming up, the donald is in the house. donald trump stops by to reveal the latest and greatest
"celebrity apprentice" cast. and felicity jones is here. a lot of people talking about her new movie. and eye-catching feature in the latest gq. we'll talk to felicity about all of that. and our friend and chef, curtis stone is here with midweek meals. the whole hallway smells delicious. >> brussel sprouts. >> yummy. >> you had me at steak. >> how is the weather looking? >> windy and rainy in the pacific northwest. easy breezy, no problem. plenty of sunshine around the gulf coast as well. for tomorrow, rain makes its way east into western p.a. more wet weather hanging around the great lakes with snow mixed in. east coast still seems pretty good. los angeles going to b 8:32.
happy tuesday. i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a live look at kind of a cloudy sky to start the morning, but watch what happens. sun came out, took down the top layer of that fog, and at this point we're nicely clearing all across the board. we don't have any fog left over, even in san francisco. that was it in tiburon. 49 in the south bay. temperatures are going to rebound nicely, ending up in the 70s all across the board. tomorrow, warmest day of the week, 80s. >> and that's your latest weather. mr. lawy mr. lauer? >> mr. roker, thank you. "celebrity apprentice," new season getting ready to go. as always, donald trump decides who will stay and who hears those dreaded words, "you're fired." first, meet the new contestants. >> so many people have grown up with me. so many people identify with me. i'm everyone's little sister. >> i zerbert you.
>> i zerbert you. >> i feel like everyone is underestimating me and i welcome that. it gives me that much more room to rise to the occasion. >> thank god it's not my job to fire but even recommend that somebody be let go. how can you, for instance, tell mr. trump that you want kate gosselin out? she has eight children. >> i very much so believe in karmic energy and really like i want to see my co-workers do great. back stabbing, i'm not into that. >> what's going to get me ahead on this show is my hot, sizzling sensuality, which distracts people. in this season i'm going to be
the next omarosa. >> i certainly won't jump on a grenade to save anybody else. but if i have to throw someone on one to protect myself, i'll do it. i'm very motivated. >> sometimes it gets to that point where people butt heads. and, you know, may the best head butter win. >> in your face! >> you're hired. >> it looks good, donald. good morning. nice to see you. >> good morning. >> you are a great promoter of this show. you're like a p.t. barnum. you said i have never had a cast that hated each other more than this cast. >> well, i think that's largely true, but i think i might have said it for other casts also. >> that's right. who is the straw that stir this is drink?
>> geraldo is terrific i have to say. he is a vicious guy, a smart guy. >> vicious guy? >> gilbert, he is a piece of work, sick individual. no question about it. we have some of the women, the way they fight, unbelievable. i will say this. can you believe it? 10 years, 14 seasons. >> this thing is working. it has a chance to catch on. >> it's working. >> do you ever pick up the phone and call these people directly to book them? >> i do, every once in a while but we have more people that want to come on this show than we have slots. we probably turn down 15, 20 people that want to come on. but there are certain people you really want on. terrell owens was great. he was a wild man. just a great group of people. >> over the ten years and 14 seasons, have you drawn conclusion about someone's profession and how it impacts their ability to play this game? for example, an athlete, born competitor. an actor can make people believe them even when they're lying.
who does better? >> great question. very interesting. the athletes, you would think, are powerful. they fade very early. it's a mental game. take joan rivers who won three years ago. she's a big part of this show. >> let's talk about that. obviously, first of all, what made her so good at the apprentice? >> she had an amazing mental strength. physically, she was great but she had an amazing mental strength and she's on two episodes of this show as a judge. she takes ivanka's place on two shows and she was fantastic. i saw her a few days before she passed away. i want to tell you, i said she's going to live forever. you look at her. she was so strong and vibrant. she was so great on the show. we have two shows with joan in it. >> was there ever a consideration to reediting those shows after she died? >> there was and we decided in memoriam we're going to do something and honor her during those two shows. she was so good and she would have liked it that way, i think. she was terrific. >> do you keep doing this because you love it or do you
feel it's important to the trump brand? >> i just love doing it. i have a great time. i meet people who i never would have met. at prentice spent many nights as the number one show on television. i had a lot of fun with it. it continues to do well. we'll be on sunday night and then it switches to monday, first time ever, for two hours to monday nights and i have a good time with it. it's very exciting. television, as you probably have heard, is very exciting. >> it can be. >> it can be. >> donald, always good to see you. >> a new season gets under way with a two-night season premiere here on nbc, undsunday january . midweek meal, chef curtis stone and felicity jones, her new movie is getting a lot
we are back at 8:39. the movie that has everybody talking ever since it premiered at the toronto film festival exploring the relationship between famed physicist, stephen hawking and his first wife, jane, when he was first diagnosed with motor neuron disease. >> i have two years to live. i need to work. >> i love you. >> you -- that's a false conclusion. >> i want us to be together for as long as we've got and if that's not very long then that's just how it is. it will have to do. >> you don't know what's coming. it will affect everything. >> felicity jones, good morning to you. >> hi. >> this is getting a lot of buzz. all the right kind. are you ready for this? i mean, you've got award season coming up. and everyone is saying your
name, i predict. >> it's just very, very exciting. we finished the film last november. it all happened quite quickly. it's something we're all very proud of. so it's wonderful. >> a lot of people, of course, have heard of stephen hawking. this is his story but it really is jane's story. she's a key part of this. >> absolutely. and that's why i love when i sat down and read the script. there was this wonderfully complex, fascinating female character and it was just so much for me to get my teeth into. and she really is a very determined, strong woman to be playing. >> i was going to say, you actually got to meet the real jane, which is wonderful. i always wondered how those meetings go. is she talking and you're staring at her mannerisms, saying i've got to remember this? >> absolutely. i was nervous because you're playing a real person so they're going to be seeing this film at some point so you want to get it right. it was exactly that.
i was talking to her and asking her questions and then you're watching how they pick up a cup of tea or how she moves her foot, just trying to absorb everything so i could play her as truthfully as possible. >> there is a truthful and beautiful love story at the heart of this. they find each other. they're young, vibrant, beautiful. he is diagnosed with this terrible disease and jane casts her destiny with stephen. i found myself wondering, would stephen hawking have accomplished all that he did without her? >> i think it was very much the two of them together. often with famous successful people there's a partner, someone in the background who is supporting and giving and it was totally the two of them together. as you say, it's a true, true love story and a love that lasted for 25 years. 25 extraordinary years. >> an incredible job, you see this deterioration in his body certainly not his mind or spirit. what was it like to work together? >> it was fantastic.
we've known each other a few years now and seen each other at auditions and turned down for so many parts together. >> it's a bonding experience. >> exactly. commiserating together. it was wonderful. i have such respect for him. i've seen his work in the theater and loved that it was very easy and collaborative. wonderful working with him. really extraordinary. >> the early part of this takes place at cambridge. you went to oxford, right? >> i did, yeah. >> was your college experience a little different from there? >> yeah, yeah. it was very hard work but also having, you know, good times and met some of my best friends there and, yeah, had a great time. >> we have to love gq. here is gq's take on the movie. here is your new study buddy. where is the picture? >> oh, gosh! there i am. >> really focusing on the academics here. >> exactly. it's just fun to do something a little bit different.
i haven't done anything quite like that before. hello, me. >> you look great. that's not a jane hawking costume right there. >> exactly. this is jane hawking's evil twin, the other side of her. >> such a great film. you do such a wonderful job. felicity jones, thank you so much. appreciate it. >> nice to meet you. >> the movie opens friday. you can see an exclusive clip on our website today.com. dinner made easy, little help with curtis stone. first this is "today" on nbc.
bad thing but apparently it's a good show. >> occasionally for the contestants. it's like iron chef meets deal or no deal. we get contestants who come in, get to cook against one of my chef gladiators, we call them and they win money and then they get a chance to take that check or rip it up and face the next contestant for more money. >> we've got the gang downstairs in the studio, all tasting what you've already cooked. the smell of brussel sprouts has been in the air all morning. >> right. >> i have a few peppercorns. i'm going to grind them myself. nothing better than freshly ground pepper. >> even if you have one of those grinders? >> that works, too. make sure it come out nice and coarse. that's where it's at. straight on to the steak. if you grind it too fine you'll get a lot more heat out of it. >> you've chosen what? new york strip?
>> boneless. can you cook it with bone in but this is quicker. steaks coming up to room temperature for 45 minutes, which a lot of people think that's strange and what we're told to do more often than not is take things straight out of the fridge and cook them. if you want a beautifully evenly cooked pink steak you really want it to come up to room temperature. >> doing this on the stove in a very hot iron skillet. >> nice hot iron skillet. cast iron really retains its heat, which is beautiful. i put it on five minutes before i start cooking. leave it go. you can turn it every minute, that's a good way to cook a steak or leave it four or five minutes on each side at once. >> do you score the fat? >> especially if you have a nice fat, that will help it to break down. >> even as you're cooking, let's find out how they're eating downstairs. how does it taste, guys? >> peppercorn brings out the flavor. >> and we've all noticed how curtis has stolen tamron's
haircut. >> they like your haircut. guys, thanks. this meal is quick start to finish. >> it really is. we'll create some brown butter. pan goes on to the heat. drop a little bit of butter in. let it start to foam. see how we're getting that foaminess around there? >> right. >> let that start to happen. let the butter just gently turn brown. season that with salt and pepper. take your brussel sprouts, thanks, matt. which actually i have already blanched my sprouts. pop them into ice cold water before you put them into the butter. >> do you want them to be a little crunchy at the end or cook straight through? >> i want them to cook pretty much straight through. you want them to develop that crunchiness on the outside, little bit of texture. >> who in the tasting team downstairs is a fan of brussel
sprouts? >> i love them. >> we love them. >> don't forget the broccoli. broccoli's really good. >> tasty. >> brussel sprouts just stink up the house a little bit. >> they can. that's okay. while the steaks are nearly done, what i do is pour a little red wine into the same pan. >> what kind of wine, what kind of red? >> it's just a dry red. as long as it's just been opened it's fine. you don't want to use wine from days ago because you'll get that sort of corky smell to it. turn them over. you actually deglaze in the pan, lifting all that flavor from the bottom of the pan back into it. >> they don't have to stay in there all that long once the wine is in there? >> that's right. take them out. let them rest. the steak has been out of the pan for five minutes. just allowing that temperature to drop down. cut directly across the grain of the steak. you don't want to -- go for it, matt. get in there. you don't want to cut it on an
angle, which a lot of people do. cut straight across the grain. you get this beautiful, tender piece of beef. >> another possible side. >> orchetti, really simple stuff. >> any questions for curtis while i chew here? >> can we have some more? >> why do you not cut at a slant? i thought you were supposed to cut at a slant. >> i didn't hear that. >> the steak, why do you cut it -- >> why cut it across not at a slant? >> good question. look at the center of the steak here. the grain of the meat runs directly down one way. if you cut on a slant you'll cut with that grain which will make it a chewy piece of meat. if you cut across, you'll cut right across that grain. >> learned something new. >> thank you. >> curtis stone, by the way, congratulations. your restaurant out in l.a., rave, rave reviews and all kinds of awards. >> thanks, matt. it's been a lot of fun. >> good to have you. curtis stone, can you find these recipes on today.com.
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>> announcer: 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 this tuesday morning, november 4th, 2014. it is electionday. hope you get out to the polls this morning or some time today before they close. i'm willie geist along with al roker, natalie morales and tamron hall. >> deborah has had a tradition with nicholas, every -- since he could walk, they would always go vote together. they went again this morning, voted again, and then nikky fed it into the machine. >> nicky or nicholas? >> i keep slipping because he is
now nick. >> nick. >> i spent the first 11 1/2 years calling him nicky. >> per his request. >> now in middle school dpl drop the y. >> that's right. >> they're growing up. >> and he's wearing a smoking jacket and has a pipe. >> sir nick. >> and a -- >> i love that story. >> you are taking on something important. >> we have the no-shave thing happening. >> you're one day in. >> you did it last year, with the prostate exam that you and matt got on the air. we're raising awareness for important issues for men's health, carson and i will have testicular exams live on the air. >> you kind of want to snicker about it, but it is a serious issue, testicular cancer is a big problem. >> we talked about it with our producers here and i had forgotten to tell christina, my wife. somebody wrote this up as a little news story yesterday and
we're lying in bed, i'm reading through, getting ready for work and she's reading, too, and she says what? she is looking at her twitter feed. she tweeted out a link to that story with a simple line, really, honey? that's how she learned about it, from someone else on twitter and i blamed, of course, carson. i said it was his idea. it is an important issue. remember last year we raised over $100,000 thon show for issues of men's health. testicular cancer, more than 8,800 cases will be diagnosed in 2014. if detected early it's 90% curable. but the average age for the diagnosis is young, it's 33 years old. it's something you have to catch early. >> who is doing the exam? >> i assume carson. >> for you? >> that's what i was told. no. >> yes on live tv. >> carson tweeted out saying i'll be gentle. >> same way you did.
>> behind closed doors. >> dr. google? >> no, no. >> will drop by. hey, mr. geist, good to see you. how are you? >> dr. google hash his medical license taken away years ago we just found out. >> he got it reinstated. i just talked to the good doctor. >> one day only. >> alter ego, dr. google. >> very frightening. >> good, good. that's a good cause. >> absolutely look forward to it. >> your face is growing in. >> it's early. >> we love this next one. jimmy kimmel. >> this is the best, every halloween. >> parents have to pretend to their kids that they ate all their halloween candy and shoot the video reaction. >> so mean. >> it is so cruel. >> it is. yet funny. >> yet you cannot look away. here is this year's version. >> i ate all your candy. >> why?
>> because it was good. >> you ruined my life! >> we ate it all while you were sleeping. >> no! >> all of it? >> all of it. >> every single bite? >> yeah. >> you must have a belly ache. >> we were hungry last night. >> eat an apple. >> no! >> those aren't real drawers, buddy. >> get out. >> we ate all the candy. >> we'll get some more next
time. >> so sweet. >> get out. >> like get out of my house. >> i will not be responsible for what happens next. >> you're ruining my life! >> that is so funny to me. >> but then do you -- now do you -- have you broken the trust with your kids? >> oh, come on. they'll get over it. for our pleasure, humiliate your kid on tv. >> i like that. get out. >> my kid would have the same reaction. i took some of luke's candy because we ran out early and put some in the candy bin and my husband is like, you know he's going to be really mad if he finds out. i'm like, don't worry. i'll supplement. i filled in with my other son's candy. >> my parents didn't buy, did not buy a single bar of candy for about eight years. they would send us out -- five roker kids, you know. six at one point. and you get your candy. and everything else was for the candy jar. you go out, dump the extras in.
>> nice. >> send the kids out in the hall. >> we were kind of like the oliver of -- please, may i have some more? >> we can't go back home. >> with the hat. >> exactly. a man in toronto bought two round-trip tickets around the world. like a three-week trip. i mean literally around the world. the problem? he and his girlfriend broke up before the trip. the trip is christmas. now they've broken up and he is looking for someone with the girlfriend's exact name to use the ticket. he can't change the name on the ticket, can't get a refund. he is looking for someone named elizabeth gallagher. and you have to have a canadian passport. if you're elizabeth gallagher and you can come up with a
passport -- >> strictly platonic. he just wan wants to use the ti. >> and if you're single you never know what's going to happen. >> there's got to be elizabeth gallagher in canada. >> i'm elizabeth gallagher. >> 80-year-old woman. >> how tragic is that? this guy put this trip together, obviously paid for it. >> expensive. >> three weeks, as willie said. that's a long bit of time. you break up and now -- >> incredible trip. itinerary is like all over europe and asia. >> you're changing your name, aren't you? >> i'm elizabeth gallagher. >> i am elizabeth gallagher. i am elizabeth gallagher. i, too, am elizabeth gallagher. we are all elizabeth gallagher. >> i like the idea of elizabeth gallagher being 80 and showing up. hi, sonny. >> let me just get my keys.
hold on. >> let's go to china. >> we'll keep you up-to-date and find out if he finds his elizabeth gallagher. sounds like a romantic comedy. >> good premise. when are you most stressed out when you're a parent? turns out your peak stress time is 8:15, exactly 8:15. you're getting ready to take the kids off to school, packing lunches, getting ready out the door. the stress time then is 30% higher as they get their kids ready to go to school. we miss out on that stress time. there are perks to the job being here at that time. >> it's a little bit earlier. i'll call deborah. how is it going? how do you think it's going? >> i've got to go right now. >> and you do that. i've seen you call many times right before we go on air and you go, okay, what, honey? how bad -- >> the hard thing is it sets the tone for the rest of your day. if you'reout then, then you're just downhill from
then on. >> it's hard to reboot, recover from that. >> once in a blue moon when i'm off or sick and you're home i'll see what's happening. >> there's a world without you. >> this is insane. she's like, yeah. welcome to my world, dude. >> when i'm there for some reason, they are on their best behavior and everything happens. and i'll look -- >> you're like sergeant roker. >> don't even say a word. don't you say a word. and i'm trying to bite my tongue and i know i shouldn't say anything. >> what do you want to say? >> don't do it. >> i know i shouldn't. and yet, i still say, that wasn't so bad. >> oh! ooh. >> she just looks at me. get out. >> like the kid with the candy. pull out all the drawers. get out. another one we've been talking about, have you heard of alex, this kid who works at the target -- >> yes. >> the target guy. 500,000 twitter followers. that's more than all of us at
this table combined, by the way. >> times two. >> times two. he works at the frisco target. >> a cutie. >> posted it online and suddenly is the new internet sensation. >> why? >> girls think he is dreamy. he's mctarget. he is like cuteness. >> in his shirt. >> target even retweeted all the first tweets and then had to get alex's look, the red polo, target khakis. >> heritage high school in frisco, texas. he has a girlfriend and she is annoyed, obviously, by all of this. >> it's an interesting social experiment. how does that catch fire? >> like a blue light special. >> kmart. >> that's kmart. >> don't do that. brand mixing isn't cool. >> i'm sorry. i'm sorry. does target have a light? >> they have the bullseye. >> they've got the bullseye. >> they've got it all. >> and the dog with the
bullseye. >> i'm sorry. i'm not cool. i've been at kmart and walmart and target. there's the arch, st. louis, mo. we'll be look at wet weather making its way on into the west. now this system is all being fed by moisture from a hurricane that is out in -- out in the pacific, getting ready to move into mexico, vance, spewing all this moisture up through mexico into texas, oklahoma. some areas may pick up today three to four inches of rain. tomorrow, that rain spreads east and north from houston, shreveport up to louisville. could s 9:11. happy tuesday. i'm meteorologist christina loren. showing you a beautiful clear sky over ocean beach. this is a time lapse from our friends at weather underground. temperatures for this election day are going to be comfortable and warmer than yesterday.
75 degrees for the south bay. the east bay at 74. 76 degrees for the north bay. polls are open until 8:00 tonight. once that sun sets, though, at 5:03, we're talking about cold air settling in across the bay area. peak warmth for wednesday. >> and that is your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. just ahead, if you're a "walking dead" fan or just up watching the tube at night these days you know this guy very well, chris hardwick working the orange room right now. >> magic fingers. >> we're going to play a game show. he calls it cut dove invited women to a makeover with a difference. hi ma'am hi would you like to have a free makeover? yeah, why not? who doesn't love a free makeover? there you go. it's a shower. it's a shower. but it's a shower with new dove body wash, with its new breakthrough formula all it takes is just one shower for softer smoother skin. want to feel? feels really good.
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embarrassing material from the internet. a fan favorite is called hash tag wars. >> the character of monte cristol. >> horton hears a who dat. >> a lot of people walking around, but nothing comes out when they move their lips, like they forgot fifty shades of dray. >> so hard. >> awesome show. >> thank you very much. >> it really is. >> it feels nice to be on a grown-up adult show, though. this is really -- >> no, no, no, not at all. >> this is not adult, grown-up. >> no, it is. i didn't hear the sound. i just saw willie and carson to get testicular exams. >> true. >> is that for no-shave november? >> yes. >> are you doing it, too? >> yeah, i will. i've got time. >> are you growing --
>> i have this perma scrub. i just scrape it down. al has it, too. come on. let's rub up -- >> i don't think i've ever done that before but i like it. >> let it happen. >> i do like it. >> this is what i do to a program. i'm sorry. this is exactly what i do. i can't help it. >> speaking of hair, we've got a shot of when you were the host of the popular '90s dating show. >> look at the hair! >> you look like keith urban. >> i do look a lot like keith urban. >> what is that? >> the '90s hair drapes. everyone had them. don't blame me. you didn't have them. >> no. >> this scruffy hair is a little bit better. but i had the hair drapes. >> i'm going to get hair drapes. >> you should.
we've got a million shows to talk about. 17 million people "walking dead." your show -- >> talking dead. >> 7 million. >> i have never been on a show that's 7 million -- 7 million people have never watched anything i've done. >> come on. >> we're just talking about another show. >> people love it. >> how do you explain the phenomenon of "walking dead" and thus "talking dead." >> we sort of bring in the community of the fans together. "walking dead" is one of those shows where after you're done, you're like, i can't get into bed. we're therapy, we talk people back into their lives and let them go. herschel and we go, everything's fine. it's okay. here he is on the show. everything's okay. we just let people -- we glide them back into their lives. >> we timely know where bess is now. >> she seems to be sort of okay. there's a murderous glint. >> murder us glint?
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i'm leaving. creepy or cute? >> creepy. >> let's find out. >> yes, of course, very creepy. zombie walker in the back. >> how could you not know that? i don't even see the show and i know that. >> one more. >> one more, okay. creepy or cute? >> cute. >> creepy. >> oh, hey, look at that. >> kind of creepy. >> sexy is what that is. >> it's like pickup fictiulp fi >> it's like blue man group. >> comedy central all this week. you're here in the big apple. >> new york comedy festival. john hamm was on last night. i want to come out and hang out with you guys. >> any time. >> don't tell me any time. i'll be like, hey, guys. >> tomorrow. >> every day i'll be here. coming up next an important health alert to tell you about. >> creepy. >> and something that every
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go power oats! go! go power! yayyyy! you're watching today in the bay. >> good morning, it's 9:26. i'm kris sanchez. new this morning, investigators trying to figure out what caused a fire at a construction site in pleasanton. this started around 2:00 this morning off 680. crews were able to knock it down within minutes, but they haven't figured out how it started. they can say no one was hurt. two homes under construction were destroyed. new details now about a deadly crash involving the ride share service lyft. the victim is from san jose. 26-year-old shane holland and his friend left a halloween party saturday morning when the lyft car they were in spun out of control and crashed into a tree, killing holland. holland's friend and the lyft
driver suffered minor injuries. this is the second deadly crash involving lyft. if you haven't heard it by now, we'll say it one more time, it's election day, and two soda tax proposals are getting major attention. in berkley a civil majority is required to pass theirs. if either measure passes, it would be the first soda tax in the country. and we have a look at weather and traffic coming up for you after the break.
welcome back now. the time is 9:28. mild and breezy for today. about three to five degrees warmer than yesterday. that's going to make for a gorgeous conditions later this afternoon. temperatures mostly in the 70s. 72 degrees for san jose. 67 meanwhile in san francisco. we'll add a good five to ten degrees to your highs for tomorrow, bringing your temperature close to 80 degrees in san francisco. we will hit 80 in the south bay. cooling you off towards the weekend. next rain chance tuesday of next
week. here's mike and your drive. >> tough drive in the south bay right now for northbound 880. had a car blocking the second lane coming up on an hour now, causing a huge jam for northbound 17, from 85 and backing up northbound 85 from the interchange, as well. meanwhile, getting down here 880 very slow, typical from the dunbarton bridge towards mission for south 880. slower drive throughout the bay approaching the toll plaza made worse because look at this live shot, crash around fifth making it worse. back to you. >> we'll have more local news in half hour, maybe a better traffic report, too. looking for one of these?
yoplait. smooth, creamy, and craved by the whole family. welcome back to "today," tuesday morning, november 4th, 2014. i'm willie along with al, natalie and tamron. such a packed half hour. >> before we get to the half hour, i want you to see -- take a look at some of this video, news anchor dancing to t.i.'s "where they at". ♪ where they at where they at ♪ >> oh, yeah. >> look at that. >> look at his co-anchor. >> getting ready to do -- and he knows the words. he's actually having an authentic experience. >> look at that with the ipads. >> look at willie dance, right? >> oh, no. >> you've got moves.
>> for example -- >> take a look. >> check it out. ♪ haters gonna hate hate hate >> no, you got up. willie is like -- >> and willie says tamron, you've got to -- >> looking for the evil clown. >> complete setup. >> natalie was bum dancing hard. >> i didn't have my wine in hand. it goes better with wine. >> i told you. >> willie did the sitting version. >> you said get up and dance. oh, no, this is a setup. i'm like oh, okay. >> i barely said get up and you rocketed out of your -- >> after spartan cheer, i'm always ready. >> that's cool. what's going on in the orange room? oh, chris hardwick. hey, hey, chris!
he's like one of those garfields. fantastic. baby on board. election day, we've got wet weather in the pacific northwest. rain stretching from the great lakes all the way down to texas. eastern seaboard, no problems. we've got no excuse not to get out and vote. southwest, four corners into southern california. look at -- pretty good. it's like the walking dead! no! the zombies got me.
>> and that's your latest -- who are all these people? who are you people? >> hey, hey, hey. >> the choir comprised for fix my choir. >> that's coming up with michelle williams in a little bit. now back up to tamron. >> for my tuesday trend, it's all about the face this time. people often ask what skin care routine i use. here is the answer, gospel truth. that's me yesterday. every day i apply a facial mask, leave it on while i brush my teeth, walk the dog, scare my neighbors and i take it off. i never use a drying mask. that's a mask selfie because of the great advice i got when i was 27. i'm now 44. this woman, betty odum, runs a day spa. she said skip coffee, everything but do not skip masking. and i've used that advice now that i'm 199. i also asked you to tweet your secrets to flawless skin. essential oils are key to helping the skin's ph balance.
susie, i love this. one large mug of hot water with lemon every day. also take ten minutes at night to care for your skin and tammy said to us fresh raw kiwi smeared on the face, allow it to dry then wash it off. takes ten years off. be sure to do the neck as well. i love that advice. with the cold weather coming up, i brought in dr. susan taylor, dermatologist, who has done clinical research for johnson & johnson and galderma, which makes some of the products featured in this segment. betty odum, i won't reveal her age. all these years later, she's not done me wrong with the mask advice. why does it work? >> it's great advice t puts good ingredients in your skin. >> okay. >> and it takes out dirt and impurities. >> okay. and i don't use a drying mask. you look at some of the '70s sitcoms and the mask would get really hard. why does the hydrating work for my skin? >> your skin tends to be a
little on the dry side. some women who have exceedingly oily skin would benefit from a drying mask. not you, but some women. >> dermatologists, i've never visited a dermatologist. i do get facials once a season. when do we need to see a dermatologist? >> most women and men should see a dermatologist when they turn 30. >> really? >> for a variety of reasons, to have those moles checked. even women of color get skin cancer. and also for good skin advice. all of our skin is a little bit different. >> but it's especially important with cancer and not just for beauty. >> that's right. >> which a lot of people assume. >> beauty is important but cancer is very, very important. >> let's take a look at some of the things you've brought in for us today. what do you have here? >> a couple of masks here. we have a clay mask for those women who tend to be oily. we have a cucumber mask for women who tend to be dry and a salt mask for those in between. >> does it have cucumber in it really? >> you need to read the ingredients to see how high up
it is in the list of ingredient. >> we can't tell the product i use for standards reasons but you looked at the active ingredients in my product. what do you like in some of the active ingredients? >> there are a whole host of things that i like in the active ingredients. for example, different botanical agents, plant agents that can hydrate the skin. they also have antioxidant properties. >> look for that? >> absolutely. antioxidants make a big difference. this time of year, tamron, we want to use sunscreen even though we're going into the colder weather. >> i do sunscreen every morning. >> perfect. >> every morning and every night i wash my face and i use sunscreen. a lot of people of color, again, believe -- black women are the fastest growing population with skin cancer. sunscreen in my foundation, is that enough?
>> not enough. you need another one. you want a moisturizer that's hydrating. >> i have a day cream and night cream. do you need both? >> the day cream has to have spf 30 or higher, broad spectrum. and your night cream needs to be more moisturizing. >> tell us about this. i also want to know about cleansing oils. those are so popular right now. >> yeah. >> that's counter to my mind. i think oils clog. >> and they can. so if you're acne prone or have oily skin, you don't want to use the cleansing oils. >> we'll skip to our beautiful jess who came in from the plaza. we pulled her right off the street. you'll show us the proper way to wash our face. i use a white cloth every day. >> perfect. >> you see the lady splash on the commercial and i'm like what is that? >> you want to wet your face. chris, we're going to ask you to wet your face. >> you think wetting the face first? >> absolutely. >> because i just pump the cleanser and go. >> chris said her skin is a
little bit oily. so we're going to use a foaming cleanser and then in circular motion, just like chris is doing, very gently. >> how long do you cleanse? >> it depends. do you have makeup on? is it a long idea with dirt and debris? 10, 20 seconds. rinse. >> splash or wipe with a towel? >> i like to splash. and wipe with a towel. gently, no rubbing. >> again, i swear, mask. i love it. and for all these products head to today.com and some more advice and i'll tweet some more things as well. coming up, grammy-winning sensation, part of destiny's child, michelle williams
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cord injuries live a better life, too. for some, a single step can only be measured in a few inches. and for wendell knox jr., watching his mom take assisted steps is something to celebrate. >> i didn't even know this was going to happen today so i'm so excited. >> reporter: at this walk for people with spinal cord injuries, they're raising money for journey forward, a nonprofit organization started by dan cummings, dedicated to helping people on their difficult journey through an intense exercise program. something dan knows about. >> i was 19 years old and i was out with my friends, swimming in a lake and decided to drive off a boat in shallow water, not realizing the depth of the water, i dove in. next thing i knew, i opened my eyes under water and i couldn't move. >> he broke his neck and was put on a ventilator. >> the doctors realized i was going to survive but the thought of me ever walking again or
having any sense of independence was out of the question. >> dan is now a quadriplegic. >> you know, i was a fighter. i'm a tough kid from boston. i was not going to accept that diagnosis. i was being taught how to live in a wheelchair. i wanted to be taught how to get out of my wheelchair. >> he found an intense workout program in california. >> i was there four years, three days a week. blood, sweat and tears, just intense workout. and four years later, seven years after i broke my neck, i took my first steps and i walked out of there with a walker. >> and he walked out with a new purpose, opening journey forward in 2008. >> exercise is important for everybody, even more so important for our clients that are pretty much sedentary on a daily basis. fo r them to be able to come in and exercise and do things is improving their overall health. >> commuting two hours from maine for a workout after a bike
accident left him a quadriplegic. >> it's nice to be able to finally get back up and get anyway standing, walking position, feel the walking sensation again. everything just comes very naturally. >> antonio pickens was hit by a drunk driver. >> this is one of my favorites. gets me moving, gets me moving my legs more than i normally do. >> 22-year-old kate barrett is working on her balance after a skiing accident. >> i leave drenched in sweat. they push me really, really hard here. it feels like you're getting a real workout. it's not just simple physical therapy. >> we're focused on different goals for everybody. some people are working on feeding themselves and balance while others are working on taking steps and standing. >> it took seven years for me to take my first step. it's a game of inches. it doesn't happen overnight. >> along the way, everyone finds something to celebrate. >> for more information on journey forward head to our
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wishing you love, sleep and play. pampers. you know michelle williams, of course. now you can find her on "fix my choir." it's a great show. michelle, so good to see you. >> great to see you. good morning. >> you and tamron have a whole thing we don't have time to get into. it's a mutual thing. >> all segment. >> jurn toy freedom. what's the journey? >> journey to freedom, being free from whatever it is that's keeping me from being my absolute best. relationships, business, personal lives, donuts, whatever is keeping me from moving forward. that's what i want to be free from. >> you've inspired us with that explanation. and these choirs are inspiring as well.
you grew up in the church. >> yes. >> what does it mean to fix these choirs and give this love? >> it's so amazing to give back to a community that changed my life. i grew up directing a choir in chur church, singing in a choir. it's still a passion of mine. i'm so excited i got the phone call to join the show. >> we're going to hear some singing. >> yes. >> deitrick haddon. i'm so excited to see some of the choirs from the show. >> okay. >> deitrick! >> all right. hands up now. fix my choir live on the "today" show. let's go. ♪ hands up hands up he's a great god great god let the world know you serve a great god he's a great god great god hands in the air if you serve a great god ♪ ♪ he's a great god
let the world know you serve a great god he's a great god great god come on hands in the air if you serve a great god ♪ ♪ ladies sing ♪ all through the day and through the night ♪ fellas ♪ there are angels watching over my life i'm grateful great god ♪ ♪ i'm not afraid of arrows by day or terrors that may come through the night we all can say he's a great god ♪ break it down break it down y'all. now rock with it. ♪ ♪ ♪ he's a great god great god great god
great god ain't nobody like him ain't nobody like him great god yeah ♪ ♪ grait god praise god ♪ turn around ♪ great god great god great god ♪ ♪ ain't nobody like him ain't nobody like him ain't nobody like him hey great god ♪ ♪ great god hey great god ♪ >> i think that choir is already fixed. deitrick, the choir, michelle, thank you very much. on oxygen. check it out. we're back in a
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cortese is a santa clara county supervisor. he voted this morning. then about an hour later, san jose city council member sam liccardo voted at the holy cross church in san jose. the pair are locked in a runoff race to become the next mayor of the most popular city in the bay area. each candidate has a distinct plan to add more police officers, despite recent pension reforms. certainly all eyes on district 17, as well, as mike honda and relative newbie ro khanna go head to head. recent polls indicate khanna closed if, not all, ground on the congress spot. let's check your weather with christina. >> just getting spoiled on this election day, feeling like fall, spectacular temperatures, mostly 70s across the board. tomorrow a few 80s in the east bay, tri-valley. south bay and north bay, as well. then we all drop in temperatures. we'll see nice dry weekend,
followed by rain. more on rain and how much we're expecting, quite a bit, today at 11:00. first, i want to look at your drive, here's mike. >> weren't expecting this much traffic. northbound 880 jammed up for highway 17, that is the number as you approach 280 in the northbound direction. crash looks like it's just cleared the last of the lanes there and we have this recovery to continue. the rest of the south bay sees slowdown, as well. folks tend to shift commute when we hear about a big problem throughout the silicon valley. let's check the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lanes still on, but crash at fifth has cleared. back to you. >> all right, more local news coming up 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 is election day. big, big day. tuesday, november 4th, so glad you're with us today. hi, miss hodi. >> we have one of those shows that when this kind of a show happens -- >> block buster. >> it is amazing. >> yes. >> okay. we have with us, live in our studio, the legendary fleetwood mac singer stevie nicks. she has some new music. >> also singing superstar jennifer lopez. >> she has this book out, we were just -- you know what it
was, we were thumbing through the book, and what were you saying as you were paging through her book? >> you mean, the five -- it is just not fair? >> it is just not fair. she's gorgeous, pictures, but very revealing in the book. >> really interesting book. >> yes. >> called true love. >> yes, she makes some surprising admissions in the book. she is, after all, it is hard to remember this, only human. >> i don't know. >> we love this guy. this is a show on nbc now that is just heart warming and funny and smart. it is called "about a boy". the star, we had everybody i think for this guy, handsome and talented david walton is here too. >> he's adorable. it is -- it is national candy day. >> which makes no sense after halloween. >> we figure it is a ploy. we don't care. we have some of our favorite candies. these are the two greatest peanut butter candies ever known to man.
reese's cups and peanut butter m&ms. >> yes. >> the ratio of peanut butter to chocolate in both of those is perfection. okay. >> if you had to choose between the two -- >> i would do the reese's cup. >> yes. >> we rarely agree completely on anything. >> right. on this one, we do. >> this we agree on. >> this is awesome. >> but look who eats it. >> why didn't you? >> because i just had a -- you know why. >> you eat one -- you know what you're good at. portions. when i get started on something -- >> you've seen me eat lambchops at mary's. >> you're typically, like, oh, thank you, that was good. i'm like, what do you mean that was good? there are more on the plate. >> sweets i can walk away from. apparently something very funny happened last night. in case you missed it, a clip on the news. >> from lester's show. so one of the weather guys was -- is meteorologist mike seidel, so lester was talking to
him the way people do, and when the camera came to him, sometimes you're not ready, his back was turned and he was doing something. >> he was busy. >> he was busy doing something. okay. so here's what happened and you guys tell us what you think he's doing. >> bring in weather channel meteorologist mike seidel in sugar mountain, north carolina, hi, mike. >> why? >> obviously mike not quite ready for us. but let's turn to other news we're following on this saturday night. >> okay. >> could be -- a whole combination of things. >> a number of things. i know what you were thinking. >> brian williams confirmed on "nightly news" last night that mike was actually not let's use the word urinating. what was he actually doing? >> he was trying to take -- it is hard to dial your phone with your gloves on. he was trying to pry his gloves off while his phone was in between his thigh -- he was trying to take it off to pick up
the phone to call the control room to say i can't hear lester in my ear piece. so, anyway, apparently everyone was pounding on mike seidel, and i guess we had to make -- >> even if he was, it is only natural, he's out there, you got go, you got to go. but it is not true, so leave the poor guy alone. every time he's here, he brings cookies. >> from his mom. >> cooking in the kitchen. >> a lot is happening. >> can you keep the pork chop sizzle down, ladies. >> also one of our favorites, curtis stone. >> curtis stone is here. >> do you think it is true, jada pinkett smith -- >> she shared a photo on facebook and she said unbeknownst to her, her husband will is constantly taking pictures of her when she's asleep. that's her ponytail. that's her shoulder. >> and she's asleep, allegedly.
>> so she says that he is unbeknownst to her, constantly snapping pictures of her and over the 17 years of marriage there have been lots of photos. and i guess he just surprised her and said, look, i have a whole bunch of pictures offsleeping. people were asking, is it cute or creepy? >> i think it is just -- i don't know anybody that sleeps in a big heavy necklace like that. that's all i get out of that. somebody was up partying the night before, just didn't have that energy to take off the -- >> fall asleep with a bra on or -- >> no, only you do that. >> others have done it. >> a great looking couple, aren't they? i find it a little -- >> what's weird is, if you don't know over all the years and suddenly there is a surprise stash of pictures, would it make you wonder what else don't i know? and with the cloud -- >> do you think it is loveable? >> no, because the cloud is there. the cloud is out and that means all your junk -- >> she doesn't have a -- it is
none of our business. she said she really enjoyed getting a glimpse of myself through his eyes. >> yeah, they're sweet, though. very sweet. i like them both together. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> think about this, there are certain songs you hear them, you cannot get it out of your head. if you were to think of the catchiest song in recent history, what would it be? the uk came out with a poll and this is a song they say is the most catchy? ♪ tell me what you really really, want ♪ >> it is easy to recognize it, oh, the wanna-be be song by the spice girls. so here, we'll play a little game. they decided, amsterdam, they listen to a bunch of popular songs and they'll see how quickly you can recognize -- >> 12,000 they did. >> let's see -- let's hear song number one. >> can't hear you guys. >> oh. >> rocky. no. >> eye of the tiger. >> can we crank it, please? i can't hear.
that's what we need. thank you. next one. ♪ what was that? do it again. >> pretty woman? >> no. >> oh! ♪ pretty woman >> okay, number three. >> it's "thriller". >> "beat it". >> you beat it. ♪ beat it beat it ♪ >> so far, you and i, zero. okay, next one. >> whitney. >> "i will always love you." >> beautiful. >> number five.
i know. i know! "don't wanna miss a thing." ♪ don't want to close my eyes ♪ >> i didn't know any of them. >> you did. you knew whitney. time for the knockout rounds, they continued last night. gwen paired anita versus country rocker craig. we want to point out, this is what craig looked like during rehearsals. okay. gwen begged him -- begged him and begged him to get a makeover. he said yes. here is craig with his new look versus anita. let's watch. ♪ ♪ can't you see
what that woman she's been doing to me ♪ ♪ why you got to be so cruel ♪ ♪ don't you know i'm human too ♪ ♪ why you got to be so cruel ♪ ♪ i'm gonna marry her anyway ♪ ♪ marry that boy marry him anyway ♪ ♪ marry that boy no matter what you say ♪ >> okay. the guy now looks like one of the florida georgia line guys with that blunt cut like that. >> i think the other way is better. >> you liked the other way better. >> i don't like a middle part on a man. >> do you want craig or -- >> that was much more impressive singing. >> i think craig was good.
>> i think she was great but didn't show it in that clip. >> let's see. >> who is winner of the knockout. >> the winner of the knockout round tonight is going to be anita. >> anita. moving on to the playoffs representing team gwen. congratulations. >> one steal, i thought it was amazing. two steals, impossible. impossible just happened. >> that's amazing. >> he's great. >> this is exciting. >> you like a gravelly voiced guy. >> yes, i like anyone who blake picks. all right. coming up, a great show. j. lo will be with us later. coming up next, one of the most famous and beautiful women in the world. and why is it hard for j. lo to find ever lasting love? we'll ask her about that.
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because it is really fun. >> let's talk about your tour. we love that you're on tour. you've been on the road for a couple of weeks now. >> three weeks. >> how is it going? >> it is going great. christine is back, marvelous, never skipped a beat, she's been gone 16 years. i look over at her and just go, did you really ever leave or is this a parallel universe or she can't -- it is, like, i started to twitch because it is, like, it doesn't seem like she ever left and it is really great. we get to do her beautiful songs again. it is fantastic. >> you never dreamed she would ever come back, you must have. >> totally dreamed she would never come back. >> just tired of -- >> i think she did. she got up one day and she said, you know what, i'm sick of gardening and sick of deciding to be a chef, and she's a great cook anyway, before she went home, so she just said -- she called and said, what would you think if i decided to come back
to the band? and i said, chris, it is your band. i don't think you really have to ask. just pack your suitcase and come on back. >> whas it like riding a bike hd she came back? >> it was. but she's a trained musician. she's not just like a -- she's not just a pop singer. she's a real trained -- >> a musician's musician. >> she came back early and really spent a lot of time with the guys really just playing. >> we talked about -- >> this is fantastic. all these songs that we didn't know anything about, hidden away, tucked away in shoe boxes and what not. >> why hadn't you recorded them before? >> the reason i called it "24 karat gold" is because these are the golden songs. some were recorded by fleetwood mac and i wasn't crazy about the arrangement, so i pulled them. some were recorded by me and i wasn't crazy about the producer's direction and i pulled them. some of them -- sometimes you have too many midtempo songs, something has to go.
too many slow songs, a ballad has to go. these were all supposed to be on records somewhere between '85 and 1990, really, and for whatever my reasons were, i pulled them back. >> of all these, stevie, which is the one you're the proudest of? >> well, i'm not really more proud of any of them, but i am very -- i really love the one that is called lady because it was the first piano song i ever wrote. and somebody had -- i moved to l.a. and around 1971 and somebody from my rehearsal studio gave us an upright piano. they were going to dump. i didn't know how to play. my parents never had. >> your guitar. >> yes. i said i'll take it. this is the first song i ever wrote on a piano. i held this song back all these years from my work and from fleetwood mac. something said maybe somebody will write a musical about this,
like, showboat or something. and so i never offered it up to anybody. it just stayed on this little demo with little -- >> we love you. and we -- >> we're happy for you. >> we also wondered who was watching us in the middle of the night. >> stevie. >> right after the olympics. every night for two solid weeks. >> 2:00 a.m., early? 4:00 a.m. there. >> in the morning, like 6:00. >> you did? >> i would walk around the kitchen and your ritual before you go to bed, and i would -- >> yeah, but not at 4:00 in the morning. >> i would just laugh and i -- it became my total guilty pleasure. and i thought, you know what, they need me to be up every day on their show because i fit in and i want to be in that -- >> we're going to make -- >> we love you. we love having you. >> congratulations. >> we have another show here sometime i think in january. i am offering -- you come backstage and we will totally
cater to you. >> the answer is yes. >> yeah. >> the answer is yes. >> stevie, we love you. give our love to everybody, okay? stevie's album "24 karat gold" is available now. >> do you have the other picture? that's when i'm angry. >> which one? >> no one. i'll be mad if you don't come to our show. >> we don't want stevie mad. jennifer lopez opens up about her past and struggles with self-esteem. >>
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if you're not already a huge fan of the nbc comedy hit "about a boy," tune in tonight, because you will be. >> actor and dad of two, david walton, plays will freeman, the man child living among the royalties of a one hit wonder. at the end of last season, will moves across the country to live with his girlfriend. >> but it didn't work out as planned. now he's back in san francisco where he belongs and happily back to his immature ways. look. >> i need an emergency contact for him. normally i would put his dad down. >> who lives in antarctica. >> which is why i'm asking you. >> because i'm awesome and a hero. >> no, because you live next door. >> i think we both know it is because i'm a hero. >> you have to be responsible will, not just the fun will idiot person. >> fun will and responsible will are one and the same, fiona. what will it take for you to
understand that? >> i'm a strong and independent boy. i miss my spirit. >> hey. >> hey, will. >> do now know what today is? >> wear a woman's sweater to school day? >> so good. >> we have claims on you. we see all these pilots and everything before the people come on. we just from day one, said, my gosh, this is adorable. >> yes. >> you're the first ones, i love it. >> no. stevie nicks just said she loves your show. you must hear that a lot from different people. >> and probably j. lo. do you love his show? >> just say yes. >> this is the first for you today, this year, too, right? you've had first seasons -- >> oh, yeah. >> on my any of your shows. >> seven times a charm. i've been on six series that have never gone to second season. >> so do you think it was you that was the problem? >> of course. i think the odds are one in ten series do make it. so i'm beating the odds.
>> we had minnie driver on. she was raving about you, like she sort of discovered you. the feeling i got from her. >> after six tv series -- >> she takes a lot of credit for things. she's wonderful. she's very sweet. we have so much fun, which i think you hopefully see when you watch. we're having a blast. >> and that young boy, adorable. the three of you together. >> precocious, that one. >> like a 65-year-old man, very smart, teaches me vocabulary words. >> i love the relationship with the two of you. >> are you ma chuturing at all season or no? >> hopefully not. last season i thought i got too mature, too loving and too responsible. i'm going from will 2.0 back to will 1.0. >> which does happen in life. >> yeah. you like to regress. i like to regress every now and then. >> it is a great show. "about a boy" airs tonight at 9:30, 8:30 central on nbc.
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mild and breezy conditions and temperatures that are hard to beat. look at some of these numbers, 75 degrees for the south bay. 73 on the peninsula. both the east bay and san francisco ending up in the low 70s, then the mid 70s out in the tri-valley and the north bay. polls are open until 8:00 tonight. feeling like fall today. temperatures spike tomorrow, then a dry weekend before the rain returns. we'll talk about that today at our midday broadcast at 11:00. here's mike and your drive. >> very slow drive from fremont south down in towards mission boulevard. when you pass that, you're okay getting down in towards the south bay, where this huge recovery, northbound 17, close to the speed limit where there was the earlier crash. caused delays, but not anymore for the south bay. peninsula, slowing south through san mateo and look at the bay bridge, approach the toll plaza, metering lights are on and hov lanes open to everybody. back to you. >> thanks.
we're going to have more local news in the big show. see you then. we're back with more of "today" with one of the biggest celebrities in the world. jennifer lopez. >> the singer, dancer, actress, producer and mother is now an author. opening up for the very first time about her past relationships and her struggles with self-esteem in a new book out today called "true love". >> i don't know how you pick the cover, because the back is equally as gorgeous. >> we don't know which cover -- here's the front, which you just saw. >> yeah. >> okay. >> and look at the back. >> okay. >> and all the pictures in between, can you take a bad picture? >> i do take bad pictures and we edit them out. that's the secret to my success. >> they're not all glam pictures either. >> no. >> there is one from rehearsal where --
>> if you look at the very first line that says this book is dedicated to max and emmy who saved me. and when i first opened the book, i said, i can't believe j. lo needed saving. >> yeah. >> what did they save you from? >> they saved me from -- gosh, that's a really hard question to answer in a short amount of time. but basically they taught me what love was. real love was. what unconditional love felt like. which every mom knows and understands when you have kids. so they made me re-examine the relationships in my life, and what i thought love was, you know what i mean? it changed me. it did save me to a certain extent because it made me realize i was missing something from inside. >> so much of the problem with our business is it is -- you have to be thinking about yourself a lot of the time because you're -- you are your own product out there selling it, you know? you got to think about your body, you got to think about looking good, it can take over,
though. you can feed the beast all the time. >> right. >> and they don't care what you look like. they just need their mommy. >> what i felt from them, like i said, it changed my whole perspective on my life and my love and what i thought love was. >> you talk a lot about relationships. i was so glad you were so aprop because so many of us have been through heartache. i found myself nodding and saying, that's me on that page and that's me on that page. you say, after a breakup, people turn to different things, alcohol, some other things. you said you turned to another man. >> immediately. that's the thing you don't let yourself heal. i never thought of that. i just thought, oh, okay, i found somebody else and this is over and that was hard, so i'll just start new. i thought that was healthy. i was ending one thing that wasn't good and going to another thing. but i -- >> you say passion with love. >> many times, many times. and, you know, i realize now
that what i was seeking, i never became whole on my own. i never let myself heal and i never -- i never feel whole on my own with my own love, with a love inside of me. >> value. >> yes. >> when people go to the bookstore and page through it, that's what i do, like at the first chapter and read a little, when you read the very beginning of this book, it grabs you by the shirt collar and shakes you. it talks about the day that you kind of started freaking out a little bit because you were realizing your marriage wasn't right. >> right. >> you dive in the deep end right in the beginning. >> one of the scariest moments of my life, you realize -- i had been suppressing this feeling, this idea that it wasn't working for so long, and it was finally, like, coming to the surface. and i had a terrible kind of like anxiety attack, you know, i felt like my heart was beating out of my chest, i felt like i was dying, i felt like i was going crazy. i didn't know what was happening to me. thank god my mother was there,
and i was, like, something is happening. >> it was -- the peak of -- you're the most beautiful woman in the world, magazine, number one song and video in the world. >> number one song and video, number one television show, "american idol". >> everything was -- >> everything on the surface, everything seemed like it was perfect, and wonderful. and in a sense, it was. but my personal life was kind of crumbling, and i didn't want to face it. and in that moment, i had no choice. >> he sayou always think you cae it better. >> i'm an optimist. >> it will be better. >> right, that moment when that happened, i realized, i was, like, if he's not happy, i'm not -- i'm not happy. you know. not because he's not happy, but because i haven't been happy for a long time and i'm not facing it and he was brave enough to say it first, you know what i
mean? it was, like, well, hold on, there is something super wrong here. and the slow realization of that and trying to go, okay, we need to get back on track and realize it wasn't -- >> when consistent things in your life, your mom, your sisters, benny, your friends. >> thank god for benny. >> thank god for the bennies in your life. those are the people that help get you through your time. >> how is your relationship now? >> very good, thank god. you know, we have to raise those kids together. he's super supportive of me. i'm supportive of him. you know, i think we both deep down wish that it wasn't the way it was, but at the end of the day, i think we feel like it is a good choice for us, good for the kids, and they're never going to be lacking for love in any way, shape or form. >> for anyone who has gone through anything difficult, gone through heartache, i can tell you, you learn something from this book. i know i did. >> you're going to love the
pictures. >> pictures are excellent. >> can we point out, a portion of the proceeds from jennifer's book will go to the lopez family foundation, which helps improve the health care for women and children. it is terrific. >> thank you. thank you, guys. >> we're going to be together -- >> thursday. >> thursday night. so come and say hey. >> hey. >> all right. >> guess who's here? >> curtis stone. >> pork chops. my budget used to be a real downer. especially around the holidays. i made a list of everyone we need to get gifts for this year. but thanks to fingerhut.com, now we can shop with low monthly payments. over 150,000 items, and growing, from brands like samsung, kitchenaid, lego. just click on over to fingerhut.com for the credit you deserve to get all kinds of great gifts. [ drums playing ] let's wrap this one last. ♪
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time to take you into today's kitchen to cook with us, grab your ingredients, on the menu is a hearty meal to warm you up on a chilly fall night. >> who better to cozy up to than the host of the kitchen inferno, curtis stone. >> who, by the way, has a restaurant called maude, which was named the best new restaurant in l.a. by "l.a. weekly". >> it was? >> we haven't been out there to go. >> by the way, we're so glad that you are back with us. we love you. >> i love being here. >> everything is good? >> amazing. we have a little baby at home who doesn't like to sleep very much, but that's okay. he's a gorgeous little guy. >> beautiful. look at your family. you have the cutest family. >> pork chops. >> i'll show you how to make a really simple -- a modern pork chop in a way.
>> i like that. >> some sage, into a little cream and we're going to let that infuse. bring it up to a boil and just sort of turn it right down. just a really gentle simmer. over here, the pork chops are caramelized, couple of minutes on each side. once you're happy with how it cooks, take it out of the pan. and you'll see all of the flavor that is down -- all that brown stuff is exactly what you want. you don't want to pour that down the sink. next, i take -- >> i like to yell when curtis is around. >> me too. >> i like when you yell, kathie lee. makes me happy. >> i know. get in line. you caramelize that, give it a few minutes. it has all of the color that was in the pan ends up in the onions. you can then deglaze it with a little white wine. i got some of this fabulous chardonnay. >> i'm not allowed to say what the name of it is but it is my stuff.
>> why are we wasting it? >> i mean, okay, all right. okay. >> use it in a pan. >> okay. >> fantastic wine to drink as well. >> thank you, daryling. >> where is maude? in case people want to see you? >> south beverly drive in beverly hills. reduce that for a minute. you can put a little flour into it. that will thicken it up. and then just a wee bit of chicken stock. >> heaven. >> look how good these look down here. >> so, the idea is you end up with this incredible beautiful sort of thickening sauce and we'll add that cream in that we -- >> oh, my gosh. >> so -- >> so as you're serving it up and cutting it up, we have an announcement to make. it is your birthday. >> it is. >> it is curtis stone's birthday. we want to wish curtis a happy birthday. look what we have? a cake.
>> thank you. >> curtis, we love you. happy, happy, happy birthday. >> go to klgandhoda.com. >> and i'll serve it with a mash, which is pumpkin and parsnips. this time of year, it is so, so good. >> i love the way you talk. >> coming up, we're going to talk about how you talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol. former nba star shares his personal stories right after this. hey melissa, how cool is it that you can save up to $35 when you open a walmart credit card account this holiday season? super cool! with all those great savings, you're gonna need a bigger stocking! i'm way ahead of ya. whaaat! whaaaaat! you'll get $25 when you spend $75 on your new account. then you can get another $10 when you spend $75 more. santa loves me! how does he feel about me? eh - he thinks you're okay. walmart. more ways to christmas joy.
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more now of our special series "the four talks ." today we focus on how to talk to your kids about alcohol and drug use before it becomes a problem. >> according to the national institutes of health, 23 million americans struggle with addiction and someone who knows the pitfalls of substance abuse all too well is former nba player chris herren. >> a natural talent, countless
opportunities and the world at his fingertips, but his battle with drugs and alcohol cost him his basketball career. as a freshman in high school, he started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. as a college ballplayer, chris used cocaine. but after being drafted to play professional basketball with the denver nuggets, chris was traded to the boston celtics, and his addiction to oxycontin began. within seven years, he was spending $12,000 a month on heroin, overdosing four times. at that point, with seven felonies on his record, chris had the cards stacked against him. fortunately, his loving wife heather remained by his side. she and a support system helped chris get the treatment he needed. >> wow. >> we should say that chris has been sober since 2008. he's traveling the country sharing his story. >> and he's here today with julie holland, a psychiatrist, specializing in pharmacology. great to see you boat. sitting close to you as you're
watching that history unfold of what happened, do you feel like that was -- that happened to another human being or is it as real now as it was? >> it is realer, yeah. it is. because you always have that fear of falling back. and you got to be aware of that. it is always tough watching that. >> it is interesting because you're an athlete, and so it must have been baby steps to the edge of the cliff, wasn't it? you had to continue playing, you had to have stamina. >> absolutely. i mean, i never imagined by taking one painkiller it would lead to eight years on heroin. that wasn't the plan. >> do you think it was because you already dabbled so much in marijuana and cocaine before that happened that you were just more susceptible to it or -- as a way of life, almost? >> i think that's the process. it started early and that's why i do what i do today, to try to get out in front of the kids and i think we have -- we teach our kids too often about the perils, the last days of addiction, and
not the first day. >> not the beginning. what is the right time to start having the conversation about alcohol and drugs with kids? >> i always said if a kid can ask a question, they can get an answer. anytime it is coming up -- if they're learning it at school, if they come home with information or misinformation, that's when you sit down and talk. >> should they bring it, or do you bring it up to them whether they ask or not? >> if you're going to bring it up, you need to make sure it is a teachable moment, and they're in a good place to hear what you have to say. i think that's crucial. >> when are children experimenting with drugs is now what age would you say? >> the national average, i believe, for alcohol is 12 and cannabis is 14. but one of the big problems now, i think, is pharmaceuticals. and people -- i know ages 18 to 25, the biggest segment in our country using pharmaceuticals. one thing to keep in mind, overdose from pain meds are dwarfing any overdoses from illicit drugs. all illicit drugs combined. >> chris, having the talk with your own kids, was that difficult? do they know your history?
how did you do it? >> it was on espn. so i had to sit down prior to it airing and it was emotional. necessary. it was a healing moment. you know, but i think every kid, you know, being out in front of kids all across the country speaking, i think it is very important to ask them how come on fridays and saturdays you have to change yourself. why aren't you good enough being yourself at 14, 16? >> is it kids trying to fit in? are they numbing themselves? >> i think peer pressure plays a big part. i think studies show that most kids are not in high school, but the kids who are are the loud voice. >> if you think your kids have an issue with drugs or alcohol, what's the first thing you should do? >> i think most important thing to keep in mind is these things don't happen in a vacuum. it may be that family therapy is what is required or individual
therapy, but you want to keep the lines of communication open with your kids. and you want them to be able to trust you as a resource, and if you don't know or if -- we can look it up together, we can figure it out together, but sometimes you need professional help. i'm a big believer in family therapy. >> great advice. thank you for coming to see us. we really appreciate it. >> tomorrow, helping your children understand divorce and death. we want to hear about the questions you are being asked by your children. please go to our facebook page and let us know. >> we're back in a moment. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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nbc bay area news starts now. >> right now at 11:00, voters head to the polls for the midterm elections, and several decisions to make that will lead to changes in the bay area. thanks so much for joining us, i'm kris sanchez. >> and i'm scott mcgrew. so the polls have been open for a couple of hours now. we have team coverage of decision 2014. nannette miranda is in san francisco. that's where the price of soda is taking center stage. >> but we begin with nbc bay area's bob redell, who's live in san jose, with a closer look at the big south bay races, including who's going to lead the city. >> reporter: good morning to you, kris and scott. pensions and public safety are the two issues central in the top of the r