Skip to main content

tv   Today  NBC  October 5, 2015 7:00am-10:01am PDT

7:00 am
>> rather early, but that's okay. that's what's happening "today in the bay." >> back at 7:25 with a live local news update. join us, of course, for "bay area local news" at 11. have a great day. good morning. breaking news. disaster in the carolinas. deadly rains wash away homes, roads and cars, dramatic rescues caught on tape. thousands without power. schools shut dowand officials are warning residents do not go outdoors. >> if you're in your house, stay in your house. this is not something to be out taking pictures of. this is not something that you want your kids playing in. >> we'll talk to some south carolina's governor and al is live in columbia as the rains keep coming. breaking news. lost at sea.
7:01 am
the coast guard says the missing cargo ship el faro sank to the bottom of the ocean after the ship carrying 28 americans vanished a week ago as it entered the eye of hurricane joaquin. this morning new questions about why the captain didn't delay the journey as more debris is found. demanding answers -- doctors without borders calls for an independent investigation. at least 22 passengers are dead. pancakes and politics. fresh off her turn on the "snl" stage -- >> all anyone wants to talk about is donald trump. >> donald trump? isn't he the one like, you're all losers. >> hillary clinton joins savannah live from new hampshire for a special town hall meeting today, monday, october 5, 2015. from nbc news, this is a
7:02 am
special edition of "today", a town hall meeting with hillary clinton. with matt lauer, live from studio 1-a and savannah guthrie, live from new hampshire. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. savannah, i'll take my pancakes with syrup. my politics straightforward. >> that's great, matt. i have been flipping flapjacks all morning long, you have people coming in this early, you have to give them something to eat. >> i don't know what the weather is up there. i hope it's okay, but the rains are still coming down in the carolinas. this is being called a once in a thousand years event. that's columbia, south carolina, as the light starts to shine there, water everywhere. it's been a devastating weekend. al has made his way down there. meanwhile, savannah, let's get
7:03 am
more on this special town hall meeting with hillary clinton. >> that's right, matt. this is of course in new hampshire. these are residents who have gathered to ask hillary clinton some questions. you should know that we have invited the front-runners in national polls from both parties to participate in special town hall events live here on "today." so this morning we are proud to present our first, it's with secretary clinton who is of course the national democratic frontrunner. we should mention on the republican side, we are pleased to announce that donald trump has accepted our invitation for a town hall. so we look forward to bringing you that event in a few weeks we hope. so matt, back to you for now. >> all right. see you in a couple of minutes. meanwhile, let's get right the our top story. that deadly rain in south carolina. still coming down, and the state of emergency is in effect as the record-setting storm literally washes away cars, roads and homes. stranding drivers and homeown homeowners, many who were
7:04 am
rescued by helicopter. in a moment we'll talk to south carolina's governor nikki haley who is urging everybody to stay inside. but let's start with al roker. good morning to you. >> well, the rain is coming down. again, the wind has picked up. we're at the congaree river. we have a drone overhead to give you an idea, the stark example of the water. you see that's an access road to get to the power plant. the river has washed that away. at one point yesterday, 1.4 million gallons of water pushing through this point. that's two olympic swimming pools worth of water every second. 1.4 million every second, down to 1.2 million. but we have some devastating statistics with the confirmation of a seventh death here in south carolina. now the death toll stands at nine people dead. at least nine people dead. we've got hundreds rescued. thousands evacuated.
7:05 am
we have new evacuations going on outside of myrtle beach right now in an area called king tree. nearly 30,000 people without power. in columbia, all 375,000 residents have been told to boil their water. and in fact, the university of south carolina without water right now. the hospitals without water right now. kerry sanders, they may have to end up evacuating. >> yeah, it's a real concern. as you said, so much water and yet not enough water. the clean water. and the real problem at the hospitals is that they need so much water for the patients, specifically for hygiene. so they have a plan in place, they haven't yet pulled the trigger. but they have a plan in place to move the patients out. but if they do so they know it will be very complicated. this morning, the misery in south carolina is not letting up. scenes like this playing out across the state as raging floodwaters swallowed everything in their path. this man rescued from his pickup truck.
7:06 am
lucky he made it out alive. instead of traffic, boats are floating down flooded streets. carrying people to safety. >> the waters are rising, cars under water. stuff is moving. who knows what could be lurking in this water right about now. >> reporter: a mom and her 15-month-old daughter were plucked from the roof of their home by the coast guard. >> we haven't seen this level of rain in the low country in a thousand years. >> reporter: from charlestown to columbia to greenville. from the elderly to the youngest, nobody is being spared. >> you had a baby when? >> two days ago. >> reporter: overnight, curfews kept people off dangerous roads. more than 200 impassable. in some places, gone all together. >> the water was almost at the top of the car. >> reporter: surrounded by floodwater, thousands of columbia residents faced widespread outages of drinking water. >> this is not something to play in. the water is not safe.
7:07 am
>> reporter: dispatch centers are being inundated with calls to help. first responders joined by the national guard are scrambling to keep one the emergencies. relentless rain leading to pain. >> this is ridiculous. this -- we're at a total loss. everything's gone. >> reporter: if the hospitals have to evacuate it will be by bus, by ambulance and they may even deploy airlift to get some of the patients to other states. they're hoping they don't have to do this. they're trying to figure out if they can get clean waters to the hospitals first. >> kerry sanders, thanks very much. let's show you the latest radar right now. it is just like this fire hose has been turned on. you can see especially inundating myrtle beach but starting to lift a bit. we'll see 40 mile per wind gusts to the coast. southern north carolina. we're expecting another two to four inches before it's all over, but it will end completely tonight.
7:08 am
and the winds will die down. that's the good news. now, we have also got here at the congaree river a river crest. we crested at more than 30 feet and then it will start to drop as we get into tomorrow morning. but again, with all this rain it's going to be a slow drop. if we get any more, it may take some more time. we are hearing about the black river by myrtle beach that may have breached some problems, causing more evacuations. they're evacuating a five square mile area at this point. we'll have more coming up in just a little bit. matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. we'll be back with you shortly. nikki haley is the governor of south carolina. how are you doing? >> good morning, matt. we're hanging in there. >> yeah. i mean, you called this a thousand year event. it's still raining down there. what's your priority? what are you going after first this morning? >> well, just to put it into
7:09 am
perspective, that's exactly right. they talk about a hundred year rains and they're referring to this as a thousand year rains. obviously, it's safety. we have 381 roads that are closed. we have 127 bridges that are down. we have had six fatalities right now. we have people without power, water. the number one thing is to keep people inside. keep them safe. our goal is to get supplies where they need to have them. we have 27 shelters open. but the real heroes of the day, matt, we've got a thousand law enforcement men and women out there on the streets. we have got utility crews all over the place trying to get the 30,000 outages back up again. we have a thousand d.o.t. maintenance crews out there trying to get the roads safe. >> you talk about the roads. you asked people over the weekend, give us the space we need to do our job. it's easy for them to obey that on the weekend. they can stay home, but the workweek has begun again. are you worried that some people might start to venture out? >> i think they get it.
7:10 am
you know, all you have to do is look out the window and see the flooding. it doesn't take long to get in your car and realize you have to turn back around. this is historic levels of rain. we have never seen anything like this before. we're used to rain on the coast. but to see it all the way up in the upstate and the mountains that's not something we're used to. i think the highest level we have seen so far is 24 inches. so this is not anything people want to get out in. we actually have a lot of county closings, school closings. our focus is keeping the power on. right now we're dealing with clean water and making sure that people have water. >> i was thinking about you a couple of minutes ago. so many tests for the people of south carolina this past year with the charleston shooting and now this. what have you learned about the citizens of south carolina? >> oh, i continue to be very proud of the citizens of south carolina. when these floods happen, the first thing they did was make sure they had their families together, make sure they were safe and then they started checking on their neighbors. we're having generous donations of supplies, the american red
7:11 am
cross is doing a great job. you know, people really are for the most part listening to us. there's always going to be those chosen few that don't. but south carolina, we're strong people. and right now, i feel for those. they have lost their homes, they have lost a lot of their -- you know, belongings. but at the end of the day, they recognize their blessings. so we're a state with a lot of prayer and a state trying to take care of each other. but we're a strong state. we'll get through this. >> thanks for your time. i know you're busy. >> thank you very much, matt. >> all right. now to a new discovery in the desperate search for a missing cargo ship carrying 28 americans. the coast guard said it's discovered more debris that could be connected to the el faro which vanished four days ago in the eye of hurricane joaquin. nbc's kristin dahlgren has more on this new development. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. we actually have breaking news.
7:12 am
the coast guard has just announced that it believes the el faro department down and -- went down and it was able to recover one victim. that doesn't mean the search is over. there are two coast guard cutters on the scene. and planes are flying looking for any signs of survivors. from the ocean it appears spotted with clues. a 225 mile debris field with things like life rings, life jackets, cargo and an oil slick. overnight, nbc confirmed three new missing crew members, as 46-year-old jeremy rime, 51-year-old stephen shultz and keith griffin. >> we just continue to wait with the hopes of finding survivors. >> reporter: this weekend the coast guard definitively linked one of the life rings to the cargo ship missing since thursday. when the el faro sent a distress call from its last known position near crooked island in
7:13 am
the bahamas as hurricane joaquin bore down. danielle randolph, the second mate, send her mother an e-mail. >> we are headed into the hurricane. love to all of us. she said if anybody happens to me, that's a okay, i died doing what i wanted to do. >> reporter: so the coast guard says the families have been notified of this latest development. but they are certainly not giving up. they remain here in jacksonville, florida, waiting for any word. they're hoping that their loved ones somehow abandoned ship and were able to survive as the search continues today. matt, back to you. >> thank you very much. i want to turn now to a major story developing that involves the u.s. military. doctors without borders is now calling for an independent investigation this morning after its charity hospital in afghanistan was bombed in an apparent u.s. air strike. this as the death toll climbs. nbc's keir simmons has more on that from london.
7:14 am
good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. the u.s. military had launched an internal investigation, the commander of mission general campbell has offered his deepest condolences to the u.s. air strike on a hospital. 12 members of the staff were killed alongside ten patients. according to the charity that worked there, doctors without border, this morning it is calling the bombing a war crime. it happened after the taliban stormed into the city of kunduz. the charity strongly denies that the taliban were firing from inside that building and now general campbell has corrected claims that u.s. forces were under fire, saying that the u.s. air strike was called in to protect afghan forces who were being fired on. kunduz is the fourth city to fall to the taliban. and u.s. and afghan forces have fought back through the weekend but they have some serious questions to answer.
7:15 am
matt? >> all right. keir simmons in london, thank you very much. i want to go back to savannah now who is up in new hampshire, getting ready for the politics and pancakes. savannah? >> i don't know if it's the politics or the pancakes, but we have a fantastic turnout for our town hall with hillary clinton. fresh off of her appearance on "saturday night live." secretary clinton will join us to answer questions from residents. but she's also unveiling a controversial plan to stop gun violence. let's turn to nbc's andrea mitchell. she has the specifics on the plan. >> thank you and good morning to you and everyone here. well, today, hillary clinton is unveiling controversial new proposals that would close the gun show loophole if congress doesn't act and also for the first time permit gun victims to sue gun manufacturers. as hillary clinton unrolls her gun proposals here in new hampshire today, our new polls show her losing to bernie sanders in the primary here.
7:16 am
sanders would also do better against clinton against leading republicans in iowa and new hampshire and he's already surging and if joe biden enters the race, the lead would jump from 9 to 14 points. biden and clinton drew cheers this weekend, before lgbt activists. >> there's homaphobes still left. most are running for president, i think. >> i have been fighting alongside you and others for equal rights. and i'm just getting warmed up. >> reporter: clinton had started breaking with president obama on major issues. the latest endorsing a no fly zone. >> there's a difference between running for president and being president. >> reporter: but if running for president means trying to be likable, clinton hit her stride on "saturday night live" as a bartender. >> i wish you could be president. >> me too.
7:17 am
[ laughter ] >> all anyone wants to talk about is donald trump. >> donald trump? isn't he the one that's like, you're all losers. >> reporter: also in "snl's" crosshairs trump and his wife. >> i speak from my heart. >> really? because i hear your numbers have been down a little bit this week. >> mexicans are stealing our children. >> reporter: trump is still leading the republican field in both iowa and new hampshire but the lead has shrunk in new hampshire from 16 points to just 5. from the candidate who trump sees as a winner, he hinted to chuck todd he could drop out if he starts falling behind. >> if i were doing poorly, if i saw myself going down, i'd go back to my business. i have no problem with that. >> reporter: and as for joe biden, aides say he will not decide in time to appear in next week's first democratic debate
7:18 am
but he knows time is running out and by the end of this month he has to decide something because next month are the filing deadlines to get on the ballot in the first primaries and caucuses. savannah, i think he could be deciding soon. >> we'll be watching closely. andrea, thanks. we have learned that hillary clinton is on her way. we're a few minutes away from starting the town hall. she'll take questions from the residents we have here. but first, let's go back to al, dealing with that flooding in columbia, south carolina. good morning to you. >> reporter: all right, savannah, thank you so much. as we look out west, we have had some flash flooding there as well. in fact, we're talking about flash flood warnings. we're in death valley yesterday. but you can see lots of sunshine now. although rewill see -- we will see some showers in the four corners area before it's over. more rain in the southeast. winds as well as that upper level low lifts up. but look for the showers developing in the southwest. beautiful day in the pacific northwest. lots of sunshine through the
7:19 am
what's happened to snacking? how did it become absent-mindedly eating one after the next, after the next? so predictable and so unsatisfying? what about pulling up a chair, a stool, a beanbag, and actually tasting our food. we are a creamy cheese that still believes in the beauty of a knife, in the elegant swipe of a . . . swipe. of course, that doesn't mean you can't dunk us or scoop us up. enjoy every single, sol-i-tar-y bite. the laughing cow. reinvent snacking. good morning. we're in the upper 50s for the peninsula and the south bay and it's 61 degrees in san francisco. we're waking up to a clear sunrise across the bay and a lot of sunshine this afternoon. expect a high of 77 degrees in the east bay. tri-valley today warming up to 80 degrees. san francisco, 71 degrees. north bay, 78.
7:20 am
temperatures cooler than average but we're in for a warmup as we head through the workweek. >> all right, al. th now back to sunny new hampshire and savannah. an >> thank you so much. coming up, our live ive exclusive interview with hillary clinton and the questions that these good new hampshires are asking this morning.
7:21 am
7:22 am
coming up, family members of the victims in the oregon school shooting massacre speak out as new information emerges about the gunman's final moments. then we'll go back to savannah up in new hampshire for the town hall event with hillary clinton right after these messages.
7:23 am
♪ i love it eat special, feel special. discover more ways to eat special ...with special k. welcome to carmax, the bright side of car buying. carmax makes car buying stress-free, with fair, no haggle-prices for everyone, every... now wait a minute, can we, can we just hold on for a second? you know, we don't need any of this stuff. look, we're not splashy. we're not gimmicky. we're just a bunch of people like jeff... good people who sell good cars to good people. and that's what we mean by the bright side of car buying. because you never know when it will happen
7:24 am
you've decided to work in a cubicle. this cubicle. being irregular is the worst. get more fiber with chocolaty-chewy fiber one bars. feeling good can taste great to make peanut butter so deliciously creamy. ♪ it always makes the home team cheer. that's why choosy moms and dads choose jif. can't afford to let heartburn get in the way? team cheer.
7:25 am
try nexium 24hr, now the #1 selling brand for frequent heartburn. get complete protection with the new leader in frequent heartburn. that's nexium level protection. to lose the first 10 pounds on weight watchers? how does it feel let's go! ♪ join for free at weightwatchers.com and lose ten pounds on us when you sign up before october 26th. long way from the sandlot. first game in the majors? you don't know "aarp". because this family is enjoying a cross-country baseball stadium trip they planned online at aarp travel. it's where your journey begins with inspiration,
7:26 am
planning, booking, and hot travel tips from real pros. if you don't think seize the trip when you think aarp, then you don't know "aarp". find more surprising possibilities and get to know us at aarp.org/possibilities. francisco police officer is hospitalized - aft a very good monday morning to you. 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a san francisco police officer is hospitalized after a car burglary investigation took a frightening turn. happened about midnight in the city's ingleside district. police responded to a car theft. the suspect was still inside the vehicle and stepped on the gas as an officer approached pinning that officer against his squad car. the officer suffered possible broken ribs and injuries to his legs. the suspect tried to drive off but hit another police car. the driver is now in custody. two other men police say may have been involved are also being detained. let's get a look at that forecast. a nice one today? >> it is going to be nice after
7:27 am
seeing a clear sunrise, sunshine all day long and highs today that will be cooler than average across most of the bay area. morgan hill, expect a high of 80 degrees. the outer richmond district at 64 degrees today. 75 in napa. antioch up to 80 degrees and 80 degrees today in livermore. let's see if there's any problem spots on the roads now with mike. >> no major incidents but you do have a lot of traffic. west 92 across the san mateo bridge we have pleasant drive right now. we'll show you the map and from time to time we've seen that span across 92 really come down to a crawl. upper east shore freeway a crash cleared opposite your commute. there's the san mateo and dumbarton. the northbound route through san jose typically slow and you have 101 and 85. 85 and 87 drag from where they split coming into down town san
7:28 am
jose or saratoga. back to you. >> busy one out there. we'll be back with another local news update in half an hour.
7:29 am
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
7:30 am
♪ 7:30 now on this monday morning, it is the 5th 7:30 now on a monday morning, the 5th of october. you're looking at the devastating flooding in south carolina. a state of emergency has been declared. we'll go back to al who is in the hardest hit areas of the region. good morning. we are here in new hampshire this morning, we'll be holding a town hall meeting with hillary clinton. we are talking to her as the new polls show she's on top
7:31 am
nationally but losing the lead to bernie sanders here in new hampshire. we have a barn full of democrats who are self-identified and independents ready to ask her some of the tough questions. matt, back to you. >> there's something you don't get to say very often. we have a barn full of people. we like that. we look forward to this meeting in a couple of minutes. i'm joined by carson and natalie. we'll look at the headlines. the coast guard just announced that the ship carrying 28 americans vanished four days ago in the eye of hurricane joaquin. officials think it sank to the bottom of the ocean as relatives are notified. also, in other news, doctors without borders calling for an independent investigation after its hospital in afghanistan was bombed in an apparent u.s. air strike. at least 22 staffers and patients were killed. north korea freed a south korean national today who's a student at new york university. 21-year-old who was arrested back in april for allegedly entering north korea illegally across the chinese border. earlier, he was handed over to
7:32 am
the south korean officials at the border. but let us begin this half hour with more on the deadly flooding in south carolina. al is in columbia and gabe gutierrez is in charleston. gabe, start with you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. thankfully we have gotten a bit of a break in the rain here, the waters have receded in charleston, but many communities throughout the state are still under water. last night, more shelters have been opened throughout the state. over the past few days we have seen dramatic water rescues and including this one where a man was rescued from his pickup truck while he was fighting the rushing currents. now, this morning, water rescue teams here throughout the state were planning ongoing around and checking on people, trapped in their homes to make sure they're okay. but south carolina's governor says that this is a rain event seen only once in a thousand
7:33 am
years. and it wasn't just by boats that the rescues were happening, the coast guard plucked a mother and 15-month-old daughter to safety. simply incredible. now, the big concern is that the rivers are rising and that they could reach record flood stages, but here in charleston thankfully, a bit of a break in the rain so far this morning. i want to send it over to al. he's in columbia. al? >> gabe, thank you so much. sadly now, nine people confirmed dead. at least nine. seven here in south carolina alone. at 30,000, without power. and 375,000 folks in columbia have to boil their water before drinking it. as you look, you can see overhead just the power of this water, it continues to push through. now, for the rest of the country, looking out west, we have some pretty nice weather to talk about. a few showers through the southwest and the desert southwest.
7:34 am
some clouds in the pacific northwest. sunshine in los angeles. 75 degrees, san francisco looking pretty good. 71. rest of the country, we will watch this upper level low move out of the southeast. beautiful weather in the northeast and on into new england. where savannah is with mrs. clinton. plenty of sunshine around the great good monday morning. most of us in the 50s starting off the day. clear skies across the bay area and a bright sunny day with comfortable temperatures. a high of 71 degrees in san francisco. the north bay, 78 degrees and mostly sunny skies. east bay, peninsula and south bay will see highs in the 70s and tri-valley expect a high of 80 degrees and cooler than average temperatures to start out the week but it will be warming up as we head toward the end of the week. >> as you look at the congaree
7:35 am
right now, we are talking it is at 30 feet right now, and that is not a record. back to you, savannah. >> thank y and hillary clint arrived for our town hall. she's got supporters outside. a lot of questions for you. are you ready? >> i am ready. i'm looking forward to this. >> all right. our politics and pancakes town hall event. straight back to you. come on in. too weak.
7:36 am
just a moisturizer. not good enough. eucerin intensive repair... ...doesn't just moisturize dry skin, it repairs it... ...with a unique triple action formula... ...that gently exfoliates, hydrates for 24 hours... ...and fortifies skin... ...leaving it looking healthy and radiant. so don't just moisturize dry skin. repair it. that's the difference 100 years of skin science makes. and try intensive repair hand cream from eucerin. have earned the usp mark... supplements an independent certification for quality and purity? i recommend nature made because they've earned the most of any brand. nature made. the number 1 pharmacist recommended fish oil brand.
7:37 am
nothing like a good, quick meal to bring two people together. campbell's skillet sauces. ready in under 20 minutes. campbell's. made for real, real life.
7:38 am
craving the taste of chocolate but watching calories? introducing light & fit greek with chocolate on top. so chocolatey good... you won't believe it's 100 calories. try new light & fit greek chocolate on top. bleeding gums? you may think it's a result of brushing too hard. it's not. it's a sign of early gum disease... listerine(r) can help reverse... early gum disease in just two weeks. listerine(r). power to your mouth™!
7:39 am
coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in bed all day. when your cold is this bad... ...you need new theraflu expressmax. theraflu expressmax combines... maximum strength medicines available without a prescription... ...to fight your worst cold and flu symptoms... ...so you can feel better fast and get back to the job at hand. new theraflu expressmax. the power to feel better.tm welcome back to this special edition of "today." we're live in hollis, new hampshire, for what we're
7:40 am
calling a pancakes and politics town hall event. we'll get to the questions from the voters that we've assembled here in this barn in just a moment, but first, let me say good morning and welcome to secretary clinton. >> thank you. it's great to be here. >> we have a few minutes to talk before we get to hear from the voters. >> great. >> i'll start with your saturday night. here you were on "snl." let's take a look. >> you are really easy to talk to, hill. >> thanks. that's the first time i've ever heard that. >> secretary clinton, it's a funny skit. does it raise a serious point? there are those who say, look, we get it. we know your resume. you were secretary of state. were you a united states senator, but they just don't connect with you. they don't trust you. they might not like you. >> oh, that really hurts my feelings, i have to tell you. you know, look, i think that i was elected to the senate twice from new york. i was asked by my former opponent to serve as secretary of state. obviously in this campaign i'm
7:41 am
fighting for what i think is important for our country and particularly for families in america, and i believe by the end of this campaign people will know that i will fight for them and they can count on me. >> that's surprising to hear you say that because you've been in politics for 0 years, so it's not like people don't know you so just to get real about it are you having a problem connecting? >> i don't know. you can ask me that and obviously it's not the nicest question to hear because i feel like i have a long record of working on the issues that i believe are important to people, and i'm going to continue to do that, and, you know, i think some of it is just the -- the idea, that you know, people want to know what you really feel like, and, you know, i'll add mitt, i'm a more reserved person than maybe some people in politics, are but as you can see from the skit i also like to have a good time so we'll mix it up a little bit in the campaign.
7:42 am
>> we just have some polls out this morning, i'm sure you've seen them. it shows bernie sanders winning here in new hampshire. >> right. >> at moment. >> and it shows me winning in iowa, south carolina, nevada and nationally so i'm happy to be in new hampshire to talk to the people here. >> it's interesting to talk about bernie sanders. >> right. >> because as you mentioned he's winning here, not everywhere else, but he's raising some serious money, raising hillary clinton money for his campaign. what do you think he has tapped into, and is it at all a reflection of your campaign? >> well, as you point out, i've got work to do in new hampshire. i'm very excited to be leading everywhere else, and i'm going to keep working hard everywhere else, but i always thought this would be a great contest, you know. it's important. we're trying to elect the next president of the united states. that's a tough job, and the people of our country have to evaluate candidates, bernie is a neighbor here. he represents vermont. i am, you know, out there every day doing the best i can to
7:43 am
communicate what i will do, and i'm looking forward to the debate that we'll be having next week. >> let's talk about your favorite subject, the e-mail controversy. >> mm-hmm. >> i think i read every single thing you've ever said about it as i was researching for this interview, and i have to tell you i see two things. on the one hand you've said sorry and you've apologized for the confusion that it creates. >> right, right. >> on the other hand, sometimes you say it's the work of your republican rivals going after you. it's the same old partisan attacks. >> right. >> and i guess my question to you which is it, if you're blaming the republicans, some might wonder how genuine is that apology? >> well, actually it's both. i mean, i'm sorry that i made a choice that has result the in this kind of, you know, situation and i've said i've made a mistake. obviously if i had to do it over again, it was allowed and everybody has confirmed that, but it's also as we now know very clearly the way that the republicans are trying to bring
7:44 am
my, as they admit, poll numbers down, so, you know, i'm very committed to answering questions and being as transparent as possible. i'm scheduled to testify before their committee which we now know is nothing but a partisan exercise, so it's really both, savannah. it's both, hey, you know what, turn the clock back, it was allowed. i was thinking about many other things in my e-mail account when i became secretary of state. >> it's allowed, but you know, this and anybody who works in government knows it's really not encouraged to use your personal e-mail, and i just -- do you get how bad it looks? it looks like you set up a personal server, you set up your own e-mail so that you would have control of those e-mails and you and you alone would decide when to release, whether to release them and that's in fact what happened. >> well, savannah, first of all, it was allowed and i've said it wasn't the best choice, and every government official gets to decide what is personal and
7:45 am
work-related. if i had had two separate accounts, as many people do obviously, i would have decided every hour what was personal and what was work-related. the law also says that the official gets to determine that and that's what i did, and i have gone further than anybody that i'm aware of in american history, it's not a long history because we haven't had e-mails that long but as long as we've had them, i've gone longer and farther to be as transparent as possible. nobody else has done that, and by the time this is over, i'm a little, you know, i'm a little embarrassed that the e-mails are so boring in many instances, but, they will all be out there and people will be able to make their decision you. >> mentioned your republican rivals making hay of this. i have to ask you, if the tables were turned and it was dick cheney or karl rove who had a private e-mail account and a private server on which they conducted all their government business, would you be as understanding? >> i never would have done that. look at the situation they chose to exploit, to go after me for political reasons, the death of
7:46 am
four americans in benghazi. i knew the ambassador. i identified him. i asked him to go there. i asked the president to nominate him. there have been seven investigations led mostly by republicans in the congress, and they were non-partisan and they reached conclusions that, first of all, i and nobody did anything wrong but there were changes we could make. this committee was set up as they have admitted for the purpose of making a partisan political issue out of the deaths of four americans. i would have never done, that and if i were president and there were republicans or democrats who were thinking about that, i would have done everything to shut it down. >> you're scheduled to testify before that committee. >> that's right. >> do you think it should be disbanded? that's what nancy pelosi has called for. >> well, i have to say that now that they have admitted it's a political partisan committee for the sole purpose of going after me, not trying to make our diplomats who serve in dangerous areas safer, that's up to the congress. if they are going to have it still running, i'll be there,
7:47 am
and i'm looking forward to answering questions about real things when i'm there, and i'm looking forward to having a chance to explain everything we've done, everything that i asked to happen, but it's not -- it's not appropriate what they have done from obviously their own admission. >> you've mentioned there have been seven or eight benghazi committees. this is the first to actually discover and find your e-mails. was that a public service? >> no. no. i mean, before this whole thing, you know, was a big controversy, you know, the state department was looking for information. my e-mails were on the government account, more than 90% of them. the state department was pulling them out. they had been handed over. you know, look, i've been around this political situation for a long time, but some things are just beyond the pale, and i'm happy to go if it still is in operation to testify. i'm happy to turn over my
7:48 am
e-mails. i've gone further than anybody ever has. that's okay. i'm willing to do that, but the real issue here is what happened to four brave americans. >> well, secretary clinton, this group has a lot of questions for you on gun control, on middle class economics, health care. we have a lot to get to and we'll do that for the full next hour. thanks for being here with this morning. we'll hear from the candidates and voters here this morning and online. your questions right after this. >> hi, i'm christina from new hampshire and i want to ask hillary how we can make paid family leave affor
7:49 am
it's halloween. but instead of pumpkins... we carve cran-o'-lanterns.
7:50 am
and we make hot cranberry cider with our tasty, good-for-you ocean spray cranberry juice cocktail. scary, huh? mm. aah! [ plop ] find all our recipes at oceanspray.com. broken heart emoji.r mcdonald's breakfast omg sad face emoji er mah gerd @mcdonalds, serve brkfast after 10:30! so we can roam mars but mcdonald's can't serve bfast all day 4 realz. like like /like...like. whyyy can't we get @mcdonald's bfast all day whyyyyyyyy after we are all inside for a while, it gets pretty stuffy. when dad opens up the window, what's the first thing he does? the tobin stance. but when we open up the windows, you can see the dust floating around. there's dog hair. pollen. more work. (doorbell) whoa! what's this? swiffer sweeper! swiffer dusters!
7:51 am
removes up to 70% of dust and allergens. stays on there like glue. can't do that with the other broom. wow, i love it. the tobin stance! that is totally what it is! coming up on a monday morning. we'll head back to south carolina. people there being warned to stay inside and out of those dangerous floodwaters, and while savannah is in new hampshire with hillary clinton, carson's in the original room with a quick look at the most popular
7:52 am
questions for the democratic candidate. carson. >> that's right. google shared what people are searching for when it comes to hillary clinton, things like where did hillary clinton go to to college, where is hillary clinton from? what does hillary clinton want to change? we've also been monitoring or #hillarytoday. some of the words we've seen in the word cloud, words like education, employment, debt, so keep those questions coming, and we'll get to them and more with savannah at town hall right after this. look, the wolf was huffing and puffing. like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said... symbicort could help you breathe better, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. symbicort helps provide significant improvement of your lung function. symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken
7:53 am
more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol increase the risk of death from asthma problems. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. you should tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. symbicort could mean a day with better breathing. watch out, piggies! (children giggle) symbicort. breathe better starting within 5 minutes. call or go online to learn more about a free trial offer. if you can't afford your medication, astrazeneca may be able to help. at hillshire farm, spice is the spice of life. that's why our craftsmen season every sausage perfectly. so you can coax out great flavor effortlessly. hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right.
7:54 am
every time you take advil you're taking the medicine doctors recommend most for joint pain. more than the medicine in aleve or tylenol. the medicine in advil is the number one doctor recommendation for joint pain. relief doesn't get any better than this. advil ♪ [ male announcer ] give extra. get extra. turn to roc® retinol correxion®. one week, fine lines appear to fade. one month, deep wrinkles look smoother. after one year, skin looks ageless. high performance skincare™ only from roc®. i am never getting married. skin looks ageless. we're never having kids. mmm-mmm. we are never moving to the suburbs. we are never having another kid. i'm pregnant. i am never letting go. for all the nevers in life, state farm is there.
7:55 am
suffering from ringing in their ears, there's no such thing as quiet time. but you can quiet the ringing with lipo-flavonoid, the number-one doctor-recommended brand. relieve the ringing with lipo-flavonoid. like limiting where you earn bonus cash back.hings. why put up with that? but the quicksilver card from capital one likes to keep it simple. real simple. i'm talking easy like-a- walk-in-the-park, nothing-to-worry-about, man-that-feels-good simple. quicksilver earns you unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere. it's a simple question. what's in your wallet?
7:56 am
good monday morning. coming up on 7:56. i'm sam brock. a tribute for young maddie middleton on what would have been her ninth birthday. authorities discovered her body in a recycling bin at the housing complex where she lived. a 15-year-old neighbor has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. today her mother is organizing an event at the harvey west park for children to enjoy a day of fun and celebration in her honor. fleet week kicks off today. the blue angels arrived last night. you will find some military ships docked in the bay, too. also several agencies this morning are taking part in disaster training exercises. it involves moving military craft in the event of a major earthquake. this week's fleet week events are expected to draw more than 1 million people into san francisco. will you be able to take in full
7:57 am
sights and sounds? >> clear skies as we start out this morning. we'll see that sun throughout the day. it's 61 degrees in san francisco. it's 57 degrees in the peninsula. east bay and south bay. here's a look at the highs this afternoon. 78 degrees in the north bay. san francisco, 71 degrees and some mid to upper 70s for the rest of the bay area. let's check in now with mike for a look at that commute. >> we'll look at a lot of cars northbound in the south bay. this is 101 to 280 also getting crowded. let's look at your map. you see the freeways in that red zone coming up for 87, 85, 280. crashes cleared from the zone. all that traffic and now west 237 bogs down because 101 through mountain view had a crash. we had dumbarton bridge looking slower than san mateo bridge. a crash south 880 at 92 is
7:58 am
causing that brake there. back to you. >> a lot of company on the roads, mike. you can make friends this morning. we'll see you again in 25 minutes with another update. when broker chris hill stays at laquinta he fires up the free wifi, with a network that's now up to 5 times faster than before! so he can rapidly prepare his presentation.
7:59 am
and when he perfects his pitch, do you know what chris can do? and that is my recommendation. let's see if he's ready. he can swim with the sharks! he's ready. la quinta inns & suites take care of you, so you can take care of business. book your next stay at lq.com! la quinta!
8:00 am
it's 8:00 on "today." tay acquisition addition digs digs diggs diggs tay tea tae tea addition taye diggs. coming up, a morning of pancakes and politics as we bring you a special town hall meeting with hillary clinton live from new hampshire. >> how will you as president be able to do what you did when you were senator, which is work across the aisles to get your important policies past. >> i want to ask what your thoughts are on gun control after the shootings in oregon. >> if you had one piece of advice for young girls being told they couldn't do something because they were females, what would your answer be. >> we'll get answers from the candidate herself today, monday,
8:01 am
october 5th, 2015. >> thank you. >> good morning, everyone. welcome back to this special split edition of "today." that's hillary clinton live meeting some of the people who have come to attend the town hall event in new hampshire. in a moment we'll get the questions voters have for secretary clinton. online carson has been monitoring questions you've been sending in to us by facebook, twitter, instagram. we want to know we had an extended invitation to donald trump, leading republican candidate for a town hall of his own. we'll keep you posted when and where that event will be. let's send it to matt in new york. >> we know secretary clinton will have a lot to say about the politics part, has she been taking part in the pancakes part as well. >> she has not had any pancakes this morning. she's been very disciplined. she's meeting a lot of people.
8:02 am
hopefully we can get her to do carbo loading in a few minutes. south carolina, thousands without power after historic rains have pummeled that entire region. al is in the state capital of columbia. al, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. now that it's gotten a little lighter out here, you can get an idea, the congaree river right now is down from its highest point. can you see it's still fairly high. with the rain it's still probably going to stay high at least until the end of the week and then continue to drop. but yesterday the swift water rescues that went on here, there were literally hundreds and hundreds of people rescued by first responders, people who drove into high water and got caught. all of a sudden people from homes had to be airlifted off of their roofs. people formed human chains to actually get to other people to make sure that they were safe. this was a dire situation.
8:03 am
and even though the high water rescues for the most part are over, the big problem now is the waters. we have too much water. now a lot of folks here, all 375,000 city residents have been told to boil their water. but i spoke with the mayor steve benjamin earlier and he told me the big problem now, the hospitals in south carolina. >> we've had several system breaks. this is a 1,000 year event. so our staff is identifying where these system breaks are. if there's not gathered water there attempting to repair them. we have three hospitals in downtown columbia, at least 2011 them require at least 100,000 gallons a day simply to keep their equipment running. if, in fact, we aren't able to rectify system breaks right now, working with the hospitals on the phone with the president of one of the hospitals about midnight last night, we're going to have to move additional people. we moved some yesterday.
8:04 am
we're going to have to move a lot more if we can't get the system repaired. >> matt, if they do have to move those hospital residents, it will be a combination of airlift, buses, ambulances. it's going to be a really complicated system in an already dire situation. >> all right, al. we'll check back with you a little later. thanks very much. let's get a check of the rest of the top stories from natalie. >> the coast guard confirmed this morning the cargo ship that disappeared in the eye of hurricane joaquin sank in the storm. issued a distress call saying it lost power and was taking on water. life jackets, containers and oil sheen have been seen on the ocean surface near the bahamas. there were 33 crew members on board including 28 americans. their families have all been notified. breaking news out of north korea today where the government freed a south korean national who was a student at new york university. 21-year-old joo won-moon who has permanent resident status here
8:05 am
in the united states was arrested back in april for allegedly entering north korea illegally across the chinese border. today the student was handed over to south korean officials at the border. in oregon umpqua community college campus reopens today, but there will be no classes for another week. instead staff and students can retrieve belongings and speak to grief counselors after the massacre. new details in the calculated killing. >> exchanging shots with him. he's in the classroom. >> code 4. suspect is down. >> he took nine lives in 10 minutes, then his own. christopher harper mercer murdered classmates and staff one by one. orrible bang. addy, all of a >> amen. >> pastor randy speaks for his daughter lacy, too traumatized to break her silence. she says when trevor lost his
8:06 am
life, he saved hers. >> i felt his body as it moved partially on mine. i'm frozen to the ground. i can't move. >> covered in blood, unable to move, lacy's life was spared. others weren't so lucky. >> she then heard another lady say to the shooter, i'm so sorry for what you've gone through. i'm so sorry that you've been hurt. and with that he shot her. >> the shooter's father wonders how his son could every amass 14 weapons. >> every time something like this happens they talk about it and nothing is done. >> a campus full of heartbreak hoping to heal. for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news, roseburg. >> the supreme court gets back to work today with some politically charged cases on its plate. among them justices will decide whether to take up a case on a texas abortion law that requires abortion facilities meet the
8:07 am
same standards as hospital-style surgical centers. opponents say it is intended to limit access to abortion. in another big case the court is likely to consider the challenge of the birth control mandate in the affordable care act. on a lighter note, most family dogs require that you take them for a walk. but there's one talk that is returning the favor. take a look here. this is daisy. if you need a ride, daisy is more than happy to take you where you need to go. only requirement, you have to be small enough to fit in daisy's shiny, tiny red car. >> steering? >> looks like it. >> the little boy in the video, he's good to go. i don't think any of us will get in the car any time soon. yeah, turns the corners and all. >> drives better than some people in new york. >> that's pretty accurate. >> let's get a check of the weather, al in columbia, south carolina, for us. hey, al. >> i love that the little boy was telling the dog where to steer. that was pretty good. all right. as you look at the radar, you can see we still have rain in the southeast.
8:08 am
also wet weather out in california as well. the southwest looking wet. so we've got a lot of wet weather hanging around. for the most part th good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're a little cooler than average today. highs in the 70s and low 80s across the bay area. san jose will top out at 77. as well as 77 in palo alto. valley, 71. bright sunshine and a light southerly wind. later on today an ocean breeze kicking in and expect a high of 80 in antioch. pleasanton topping out at 70. enjoy this cooler than average weather. we'll be heating up as we go through the week. >> and that's your latest weather. i've got to tell you, savannah, those pancakes would taste pretty good right now. >> i'll save some for you. they will taste delicious tomorrow, just you wait. >> coming up next, as you can see hillary clinton is here and is talking to some of the voters
8:09 am
who have questions for her right here in new hampshire. we're going to talk about the issues on their minds right after this. coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in bed all day. when your cold is this bad... ...you need new theraflu expressmax. theraflu expressmax combines... maximum strength medicines available without a prescription... ...to fight your worst cold and flu symptoms... ...so you can feel better fast and get back to the job at hand. new theraflu expressmax. the power to feel better.tm first i wash... then i apply it to my wet skin. it moisturizes with no sticky feel. i quickly rinse off. and i'm ready to go. nivea in-shower body lotion -- in the body lotion aisle. diis critical for brain health?n brain food, hmmm. ensure has b vitamins that help support brain health - now that's smart nutrition. ensure's complete balanced nutrition
8:10 am
has 26 vitamins and minerals and 9 grams of protein. ensure. take life in. iand sometimes, an even longer night. helping with homework before doing your own. and you may think no one notices... but she does. she sees more than "mom," she sees determination. we do too. for nearly 40 years, we've designed an education for people just like you. learn more at phoenix.edu.
8:11 am
dannon oikos triple zero is my go to protein snack. protein from yogurt? yeah, this greek nonfat yogurt packs 15 grams of protein punch. but what else? it has 0 added sugar, 0 artificial sweeteners and 0 fat. dannon oikos triple zero. ♪ dannon almonds. cashews. seeds. honey. and a touch of sea salt. delicious made simple. the new simple nut bar from nature valley. ♪ hi, tom. how's the college visit? does it make the short list? yeah, i'm afraid so. it's okay. this is what we've been planning for. knowing our clients personally is why edward jones is the big company that doesn't act that way.
8:12 am
i just love cherry preserves. is that your favorite? i also like strawberry, boysenberry, red raspberry... with so many delicious varieties, it's tough to choose just one favorite. apple... pineapple... grape... red currant... with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. (man) hmm. ♪hat do you think? (stranger) good mornin'! ♪ (store p.a.) attention shoppers, there's a lost couple in the men's department. (vo) there's a great big un-khaki world out there. explore it in a subaru crosstrek. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru.
8:13 am
>> and welcome back to our special edition of "today." we're calling it pancakes and politics. this is a town hall meeting with hillary clinton. we're live in hollis, new hampshire for answers this morning. this is a crowd that's well fed and they have also decided to participate, all from new hampshire, some are democrats and some are independents and we've got willie geist here who has made his way here to facilitate and take questions from voters. willie, we'll send it over to you. you've got our first question. >> thank you. secretary clinton, welcome to new hampshire. this crowd is well fed and have a lot of questions. this is anna birch, secretary clinton, 45-year-old democrat, has an 8-year-old son and has a question for you about guns. >> that's right. >> hi. thank you for taking my question. >> yes. >> like so many i'm very
8:14 am
distressed about the recent mass shooting last week in oregon, and frankly a bit ashamed to be -- about the uncontrollable gun violence in our country right now, especially compared to other developed nations. again, my son is 1. i'm nervous to talk to him about it. there's regular lockdown drills at his school now. it's part of life and yet i feel like i'm not alone in saying enough is enough and i would like to know as president how -- what specifically you would do for gun control or gun control. >> first of all, i -- i share your feelings and, you know, just the sense that we have to take action. you have these terrible incidents like we just had in oregon. children being killed in school, people in bible study in a church being murdered and on campuses and so many others, and then there are about 92 deaths by guns every day, and most of them don't make the headlines. homicides, accidents, suicides, and there are more than 33,000 a
8:15 am
year. if anything else we're killing 33,000 of our people we would come together and said hey, what are we going to do about this? so i've introduced my platform for dealing with gun violence because i think we've got to as a nation do exactly what you said, enough. what do we have to try to accomplish? we need universal background checks. we know that they will work. we need to close what's called the charleston loophole. the young man who killed the nine people in the church in charleston, there's a loophole in the brady bill that if you go to try to get a gun and they don't finish the background check in three days you can get the gun. they were still trying to find out about this young man, turns out he did have a criminal record. he wasn't eligible to get a gun but because of, quote, the loophole he was able to. we need to close the gun show loophole, you know.
8:16 am
and i think it's 40% or so. gun sales in america are done online or in gun shows and done by people selling out of the back of their cars basically, and we know where we enforce that kind of check. we do keep guns out of hands of people who are domestic abusers or in a hot rage, you know, go out to get a gun because of a domestic dispute, and we have far more women being killed by their partners than anywhere else in the world. it's not that we don't have disputes everywhere else in the world, but they become lethal in america. so i really do want to push hard to get more sensible restraints on gun ownership in the wrong hands and then to try to keep track of people who shouldn't have guns and i want to work with the congress. we got very close. there was a bipartisan bill. it didn't go all the way, but i will also look for ways as president to try to tighten some
8:17 am
of these checks, particularly, you know, to get more of the background checks done on more of the sales at gun shows and online than we currently have because i -- i don't blame you for, you know, looking at your 9-year-old son and thinking do i have to tell him to be scared, duck and cover, you know, exercises in the school in the united states of america. that's just wrong so i'm determined to do something about it and i'll try in every way i can to get those guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them. >> there's a supreme court case that says the second amendment is an individual right and it was decided somewhat recently in the last few years. do you agree with it? >> well, look, i -- i think that there were a lot of cases before that that were different in terms of what the second amendment made, but that's what the court has decide, but even in that decision justice scalia said that that doesn't mean that there can't be restraints on gun purchases and gun ownership. that's what i'm advocating.
8:18 am
we'll take the law as it is, but we'll have to look to see what we can do to make sure, that you know, we prevent these kinds of terrible crimes that are happening in our country. i've got no problem with people who are responsible gun owners. there are millions of them, but if you actually ask not only americans but gun owners the majority of both say, hey, background checks make a lot of sense. let's do everything we can to make sure the irresponsible and the criminal and the mentally ill don't get guns. >> willie's got our next question. secretary clinton, bob carter, 59 years old, unmayor i'd from rye, new hampshire, undecided and has a question about income inequality. >> right. >> a lifelong democrat and i've admired your service to our country for many years but you don't yet have my vote. my biggest concern is what i see as the growing disparity between wealth and income inequality and
8:19 am
i really feel it to my bones this is becoming an existential threat to our country. we're increasing becoming a country of haves and have notes and unfortunately for many of us we have come to know that the game or the system or whatever we call it is just rigged against us and we really desperately want a champion who will stand with us. >> right. >> so my question to you and if you would please set aside the issue of who -- which candidate is more electable in the general election, help me understand why i should vote for you rather than bernie sanders. >> okay. >> thank you. >> let me talk about my self-. i'll let senator sanders talk about himself. we'll have a chance as we go through the debate to contrast our positions but i believe strongly that raising incomes is the issue, the top priority. that is what i'm going to spend all my time on, and there are different levels of what we have to do. we have to raise the minimum wage because right now you can work full time and you're still in poverty. we have to create more good paying jobs. that's why i've advocated for more infrastructure jobs with a
8:20 am
infrastructure bank putting people to road, repairing our roads and building what we need to be competitive and strong and also why i've said i want to combat climate change and the best way to do that is to create more clean energy jobs. those are good jobs that can't be exported because we'll be putting solar panels and wind, you know, turbines up. we'll doing things right here at home that will not only combat climate change and create new jobs and new businesses. i have advocated for profit sharing like market basket which i'm sure you're aware of, right? because more people deserve to share in the profits than just the ceos, and if you have contributed to the productivity of a company, you should be able to do that. now, i believe that if you look at the last 35 years, democratic presidents have inherited big problems with the economy from the republican predecessors. my husband game in exploding national debt, big problems and
8:21 am
problems with job creations, at end we had 23 million jobs, incomes rose at every level, the top, middle folks and the poor people. that's what i want to do. when president obama came in he was handed the worst financial crisis since the great depression so our real differences are with the republicans. they want to take us back to trickle down economics. if they get a chance they will once again wreck the economy and the inequality that you and i care so much about will be even worse. i know what to do because i've watched it up close and personal and i understand how we can get incomes once again rising, how people can feel they have a stake in our country and where we begin to narrow that inequality gap so we have broad-based prosperity that everybody can benefit from. >> secretary clinton, to bob's question about bernie sanders though. he leads here in new hampshire. he's got huge crowds wherever he goes, 20,000 people in boston and he's raised a lot of money, almost as much as you did in the
8:22 am
quarter. are you surprised by the rise of bernie sanders? >> oh, no. look, i really believe that is great for the democratic party and for this election because we want to turn out as many people as possible in order to understand and believe what we both believe, that the difference between us on the democratic side and the republicans is a huge gulf, and if you care about your income, your family's income, then you've got to look at the democrats. i happen to think my plans and my experience are going to get us where we need to go, and that's what i'm advocating. >> let's move along. candy, if you would stand up for me. candy is a 71-year-old married, four daughters from here in hollis and what's your question for secretary clinton? >> well, secretary clinton, like you i'm a grandmother, i have my grandson evan simon here today. >> that's great. >> i'm concerned about my grandchildren and young children in this country, and my question
8:23 am
for you is how and what can you do, what will you do to make college more affordable so that our grandchildren here, from middle class families, can get the education they need without overwhelming debt? >> thank you. >> that's one of the biggest concerns that i hear about everywhere, and i -- i have a plan called the new college compact because i think every young person who wants to go to college, number one, should be able to go to a community college for free. that's two more years of education on top of high school. i support president obama's proposal for doing that, but i want to go further. i think everyone who goes to a public college or university should be able to do that without having to borrow a penny to pay tuition, and i think that if we -- if we do i'm proposing, we will have many more young people being able to afford to
8:24 am
go to college. now, i'm a little different than those who say free for everybody. i'm not in favor of making college free for donald trump's kids. i'm in favor of making college free for your grandson by having no debt tuition, and then i do think because i worked when i went to college, i had a job. i went to law school. i had a job, and i also had loans when i went to law school. i think that if you are then having to figure out how to pay for your living expenses if you're eligible for a pell grant, they should be able to be applied for your living expenses, and if you are willing to work ten hours a week at your college you should get extra help. if you're willing to go into a public job like being a teacher you should be able to have your education as close to debt-free across the board as possible, and if you are a national service of some other kind you should also get a big discount, and if you are already a parent
8:25 am
because, you know, we have a lot of young people in their 20s and 30s going to college, you should get more help. we should have much more earl el childhood programs on campuses so that young parents can afford to have their children safely looked after while they are studying, so my plan is very comprehensive, and i think that it would very much meet your concerns and mine about what we're doing to our kids, but then there's another element of it. i think you should be able to refinance your debt if you already have debt. >> secretary clinton -- i'm sorry, we're up against the break. that will be the cliffhanger. i didn't want to interrupt you mid-sentence. we're just getting started with our town hall. a lot of questions and we'll come back and here also what your questions have been online. we've been getting a social media #hillarytoday and you're sending your questions for all of that, but first a check of your local news and your weather, and i promise you can finish your sentence. >> great. i'm ... ==anim== new this
8:26 am
morning... ==topvo== 8:26 on your monday morning. all new this morning, the end of the line for san jose and its legal battle to move the a's back or into the south bay. the u.s. supreme court this morning announced which cases justices will hear over the coming session and absent from the list, san jose's legal appeal of the federal court decision upholding the giants' territorial rights to san jose. san jose claimed that major league baseball was using illegal monopoly powers to block that move. oakland a's owner lew wolff has already stated he no longer back a move to san jose. instead he wants to work on building a new stadium in oakland. coming up, traffic right
8:27 am
now. let's get right to it. >> north 101 across the golden gate bridge, there were two minutes where things came to almost a complete stop and now it's moving again. maybe they had one stall but looks like the sensors aren't showing a slowdown. slowing through the northern bay. san rafael and the east shore. the biggest slowdown in hayward. both directions approaching 92 have crashes clearing. northbound approaching and marine ya boulevard, we still have one lane blocked. we have now the peninsula bogging down off the dumbarton bridge and south bay, of course. sam? >> mike, thank you very much. did not mean to leave you out there. we'll be back in 25 minutes. for now, we return you to the "today" show.
8:28 am
8:29 am
8:30 am
8:30 now. it's monday morning, the 5th of october, 2015, and welcome back to our barn, our little neck of the woods here in new hampshire and we're here with secretary clinton, live politics and pancakes town hall. >> we've done the pancakes. >> i guess you've probably flipped a pancake in your life. >> yes, i have, i have, never in a barn in new hampshire.
8:31 am
i love these new experiences that come with campaigning around our country. >> this crowd has a lot more questions for hillary clinton in just a moment, but for now we'll send it back to matt, carson and natalie in new york. >> hillary clinton trending this morning and in a moment carson will have questions and comments from people who are using the #hillarytoday. >> also coming up in our next hour, actor veteran broadway actor tay digsz will be here to talk about fatherhood. first back to al in columbia, south carolina, where he's been tracking this all day long. al? >> as we send our drone almost water level at the congaree river here's an interesting statistic, at height of this yesterday 1.4 million gallons of water was flowing per second past this point. to put that in perspective, that would fill two olympic pools per second. it's now down a little bit, down
8:32 am
to about 1.2 million, but it's still an amazing amount of water that continues to flow. let's show you the rest of your weather across the country for the next couple of days. for today we do have that upper level low lifting away. winds are going to pick up here in the mid-atlantic and the southeast. also a lot of wet weather through the southwest. they had flash flooding yesterday in death valley, sunshine through the northern plains and tomorrow we look to see more sunshine in the northeast. the winds will drop down a bit, but more weather, wet weather in the southwest and the four corners area. that's what's going on aro good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a live look, all clear across the bay. and a lot of people heading out. it's 63 degrees there and upper 50s elsewhere across the bay area. and expect 70s and 80s as we head into the afternoon. 77 degrees in palo alto. embarcardero at 70. morgan hill, 80. 84 in fairfield and oakland, 76
8:33 am
degrees. expect a high of 78 degrees today in san ramon. have a great day. >> savannah, i think for the donald trump town hall it's going to be bacon and waffles. >> al, i'll put your request in. thank you so much. as you know, willie and i are here in new hampshire and the people who have joined us get a chance to ask the secretary what they want to hear about, and we've got carson in new york and he's monitoring the questions we've been getting in with the #hillarytoday which i guess is trending this morning, carson. what are people asking in. >> it is trending. people have a lot of questions. this question coming from facebook for ruth wanting to know did hillary ever get fired from a job and if so why? >> oh, that's a question. well, actually i did get fired from a job. i went to alaska after i graduated from college, and we worked our way -- i was with some friends. we worked our way, we washed
8:34 am
dishes and then we ended up in valdez, alaska, and we got a job at what was called a cannery, a fishery where the fishermen were bringing in salmon and then they were being packed to be sent, in this case it was to japan, so i showed up. high first job was i was given a spoon and some boots and i was told to clean out insides of the salmon, so i did that for a while, but the japanese workers who were taking out caviar thought i was too slow so they were yelling to me in japanese which, of course, i couldn't understand to go faster and then they literally kicked me out of that job and they put me on this little conveyor belt where you had to pack the salmon head to tail, head to tail, head to hail, and i don't know anything about salmon other than to eat it which i love and they were like green and black. they looked hoshld sorrible so
8:35 am
to the guy running the operation and i said are you sure this is okay, just do the job. don't ask any questions and i said don't look very good and they don't smell very good and he just yelled at me and then when i left i came back the next day, whole operation was gone so i think that was the equivalent of being fired. >> i guess so. >> they got out of dodge. >> yeah. >> they did. >> i think we've got one more question, carson. >> enjoy those pancakes after that. we'll go to twitter. kristin writing how has your experience for played it prepared you to be in the oval office? >> you know, that's a really good question because i'm usually asked about being elected to serve in the senate or being appointed to be secretary of state, but i have to say having been in the white house for eight years and, you know, watched how you have to work with everybody, even when you don't agree with them, and i watched my husband do that. i think it was a very important and strong position for him to be in.
8:36 am
that's exactly what i would do. you don't get everything you want for the country right away, and in some cases nothing what you had hoped for, but you have to keep working to find common ground, and i lived that. i watched that, and i think it has well prepared me for what lies ahead because the next president is going to face some really hard choices can and you have to be willing to keep working at them day in and day out. >> secretary clinton, stand by. we're going to get back to our questions right in this room. we'll let you finish your sentence from earlier, too. a lot more questions from here in new hampshire and first this is "today" on nbc.
8:37 am
mmm... nothing like johnsonville breakfast sausage. delicious and packaged with nothing to hide. no secrets. just like our family. well there is one. folks, i'm not your grandma. just a handsome kind hearted drifter who wandrered in years ago and stayed for all the yummy sausage. feel bad about lying. nap time. i got her. seriously? i feel like i just woke up. ha ha ha! fully cooked johnsonville breakfast sausage. we don't make sausage. we make family. and sausage.
8:38 am
we're live in hollis, new hampshire, this morning with a rowdy pancakes and politics crowd. they have a lot of energy after all their carbs and secretary
8:39 am
clinton is nice enough to spend this hour with us answering questions and were you in the middle of a question on student loans. >> 40 million people in the country who have student loans already totaling 14 trillion and i want them to refinance their loans and get a lower price. if you can refinance your car and house you ought to be able to refinance your student loans. i also want to cap what you have to pay when you are making that monthly payment, at a percentage, a small percentage of your income as opposed to a fixed rate with an interest rate, and i want to forgive loans if you go into public national service of some sort, and, again, you know, social work, teaching, fire fighting, police work, all of that would be eligible for that lower rate, but mainly i want to get the costs down and i want to get the costs of going down and i'm expecting colleges to lower the costs. it's gotten too high and i don't
8:40 am
think the federal government should -- i don't think the federal government should make a profit off the loans that the federal government offers so we have a lot of work to do to make it affordable for you. >> let's get to willie who has another question. >> this is cliff hurdle, an undecided independent, 39 years old from portsmouth, new hampshire, who has a question for you. >> sure. secretary clinton, you've had a lot of you have to questions this more. this may be the toughest one you get all day but many years ago we saw another clinton in the inauguration playing an instrument or having a song. what song or instrument would you play at yours? >> well, you know on "saturday night live" i sang "lean on me" with kate mckickon who plays me better than i play me, and so maybe that will be the song because it wasn't as bad as i feared. all my friends from literally grade school in high school were just e-mailing me like crazy, i can't believe you sang, you know. the person who the choir instructor would say, you know,
8:41 am
hillary, you can sit with your friends who are sopranos as long as you don't sing, so probably that's a good start i think. >> and wise decision not to get up with miley cyrus on "snl." >> yes, right. >> let's turn to kristen, undeclared independent, a daughter and two sons and has a question for you. >> great. >> secretary clinton, thank you for this opportunity. i think when i talk to my kids, i talk to my kids about politics, a bit of a junkie when it comes to that sort of thing, and i tell them about how in order to make government work there needs to be cooperation, needs to be compromise and there needs to be consensus. honestly is there anyone left in the republican party, talking about the senate and the house, what you can work with. you're not going to be able to do most of what you want to do by yourself. who is there? >> that's exactly the right question. you know, when i was in the senate, well, actually as first lady even, i worked with republicans to pass the children's health insurance program and to reform foster
8:42 am
care and adoption, and i worked with republicans i didn't have anything else in common to work on. when i was in the senate i worked a lot across the lines. in fact, with someone now running for president on the republican side, lindsey graham, him and i teamed up to, you know, to make sure that national guard and reserve members got health care, not just when they were deployed, and the same as secretary of state, constantly working to try to find that common ground. i know it's not easy and our politics become way too polarized but i have a track record of actually doing it and getting it done and i think that as president i would start literally on hour one to start to try to reach out to see what i could do to reach what you tell your kids we need to do in a democracy which is some kind of consensus. thanks very much. >> good luck, he says. >> esther, come on back with me, esther dickinson from concord, new hampshire. >> have a minute for one. >> i want to thank you for your
8:43 am
candidacy, such a role model for people my age so thank you for putting yourself out there. >> thank. >> so in your e-mails you told senator mccluskey you should go out and celebrate with something unhealthy to drink so i'm wondering what your favorite unhealthy celebratory drink is. >> a martini, a vodka martini. and the james bond way, shake it. >> all right. >> more questions for hillary clinton. we're going to take another break and stand by, secretary clinton. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. the drought is affecting all of us. at pg&e we've definitely put a focus on helping our agricultural customers through the drought. when they do an energy efficiency project
8:44 am
and save that money they feel it right in their pocket book. it's exciting to help a customer with an energy efficiency project because not only are they saving energy but they are saving water. we have a lot of projects at pg&e that can help them with that and that's extremely important while we're in a drought. it's a win for the customer and it's a win for california. together, we're building a better california.
8:45 am
welcome back to our special town hall meeting with secretary of state -- former secretary of state hillary clinton with us live in hollis, new hampshire. we're going to get right back to our questions and carson has one that came in online. what's the question? >> from facebook, randy asking
8:46 am
do you think you have what it takes to take on the trump and are you ready for the insults? >> i can't hear that one. >> the question is do you think you have what it takes to take on the trump, and are you ready for the insults? >> well, as you might have noticed, i'm kind of used to being insult the, and he's had his fair share of insults about me, and, you know what? what's important is what's happening in your lives. what's important is all these questions you have on your minds about how we raise incomes and afford college and make it, you know, possible for people to once again feel like they are succeeding in america, that basic bargain, so i've said if he gets the nomination, i'm looking forward to meeting him on had a debate stage. >> willie, a question. >> yes, secretary clinton, a veteran of the united states military, william hopkins, independent, married with two kids. what's your question, sir? >> secretary clinton, a bit of a long question. i'll probably mess it up. i've been practicing for a while. >> that's okay.
8:47 am
>> do you mind if i read it? >> no, go right away. >> yeah. >> all right. >> what's the core of the question, what's -- >> secretary clinton, i served in iraq as an army infantry man in 2004 and 2005, i lost a friend, a year of my life and i suspect i'll be coping with the experience the rest of my life and you gave a ranting rousing speech in support of the war powers act that allowed president bush to go into iraq. given your history and your close ties tollments within the military industrial complex, what assurances can you provide that companies and individuals who profit from war and militarism will not have undue influence in the clinton administration? >> you know, that's really an important question for everybody running for president, william, and -- and i appreciate it, and i also appreciate your service and i'm well aware that you and now millions of americans who have served are going to be living with the consequences of
8:48 am
that. i've said my vote to give bush the authority was a mistake. i misjudge the what he would do with it and i -- and i am very -- it's very regrettable about that so i am probably much more wary and prepared to say no because i saw what was done with a vote i gave a president so i will be even more cautious. i believe in diplomacy. that's why i worked so hard to put together the coalition to get iran to the negotiating table while you hear other voices, you know saying, no, no, we need to go to war, absolutely not. i'm with winston churchill. talking is always better than going to war and with my four years of experience in the state department i have a very clear idea of how we try to solve problems and how we work to bring people together around american values and interest and that's what i'll do. >> let me ask you about that. you recently called for a no-fly zone over syria. president obama has not done that so far. he was asked about your position
8:49 am
on friday and he said there's a difference between running for president and being president. what do you make of that? >> well, look, i know that, and i have said repeatedly that when you're in that situation room, as i was many, many times and you bear the full weight of the choice you're about to make, you have to be very sure and very careful. what i was advocating was putting together a coalition of those countries that have a real stake in trying to prevent this flood of refugees and trying to find safe spaces so that people can actually stay in their homes, and i know it's complicated, but i think we should be, number one, looking for a diplomatic solution to end the conflict, remove assad who is really one of the major reasons why the conflict is going on and seek a diplomatic solution, and i think trying to provide some safe areas for people which from my reading cannot be done unless we get everybody together to try to patrol the skies is going to be
8:50 am
very difficult so that's why i said i think we should start looking for that. >> sorry, the fly was not invited to this. willie, one more question. >> what's your question for secretary clinton? >> hi, secretary clinton. my question is what is your favorite book? >> oh, my gosh, my favorite boar, probably "brothers care" because i red it when i was young and i read it every ten years or so since because it's such an amazing story about, you know, faith and how people how people have to think about what they believe in on earth to try to get along with each other and whether they have any faith that will rein in their behavior and make them treat people better. i think it's a constant theme that i'm always reflecting on because i always wonder, you know, why are there people like assad in syria who are barrel bombing his people, killing women and children with no
8:51 am
thought at all? i just -- to me it's just such a continuing challenge of human nature so i like to, you know, delve in and and out of that from time to time. >> thank you. >> let's go to carson, a few more questions from our original room. this one coming in on facebook from sheila asking hypothetically speaking would you consider a vice president position? >> it says hypothetically speaking would you consider a vice president position? >> hypothetically speaking no. >> secretary clinton, would you consider a female running mate on your ticket? >> i would consider the qualified people of whom we have a large number in the democratic party because the most important choice is if something happens to the president, do you have full confidence that that person will step right in and do a great job for the country,
8:52 am
that's the most important thing to me and it doesn't matter who that person is if that's what i believe about him or her. >> i think you said your husband is not eligible. >> no, he's not. >> secretary clinton will be with us for just a few more minutes. back in a moment but first this is "today" on nbc.
8:53 am
we are back now with the final moments of our town hall
8:54 am
meeting with secretary hillary clinton. thank you for being with us this morning. the crowd has enjoyed our time together. i have to ask you before we go, of course we know that vice president joe biden is mulling a run for president himself. there's a moment for him right now where his poll numbers are high and it seems like there's groundswell and everyone is almost beckoning him into the race. you experienced something like that yourself. do you have any words for vice president biden about how that looks once you're six months into it? >> well, as i've said repeatedly, this is a decision for the vice president to make, and he needs whatever time and space he wants to be able to make that decision. once you're in the political fray, he knows this better than anybody, he's been elected for many, many years from delaware and now in the white house with president obama. once you're in the political fray, then, you know, everybody begins to ask you questions and you are being pushed and pulled in many different directions. he knows that very well, but it's up to him to make his
8:55 am
decision about what's best for him and his family. >> and in the few seconds i have you often say you're not running because you're a woman, you're running on the merits and one of your merits is that you are a woman. >> right. >> so my question is what are the merits of a female leader? what does a female leader bring that a man doesn't? >> we have a very different life experience, i think it's fair to say, and i think that, you know, a lot of my agenda about how do we support families and how do we support working women and how do we get paid family leave, how do we do care giving, just talking to one of the people here, we're going to have a huge challenge on helping to take people with alzheimer's, people getting older with autism and a lot of other conditions. we live that in a much more real, you know, day-to-day way, and i will bring all of those, you know, feelings and experiences with me to the white house and people say to me, well, you know, folks want an outside near this election. what can be more of an outsider than a woman president? just by definition is an outsider, the very first time in our history. >> secretary clinton, thank you
8:56 am
for your time this morning. i'll send it back up to the guys in new york. >> all right, savannah, thank you very much. secretary clinton, thank you. >> comfortable in that situation. i thought the questions were great. >> really great questions, informed crowd and great questions online. >> still have a ton that hillarytoday was the trending topic all morning long. very successful event. >> absolutely. >> look forward to trump next. >> right? >> we're going to set a date for i'm ... ==top vo== sanher hour francisco police need help finding a man caught on this good monday morning to you. it is 8:56. san francisco police need help finding a man caught on surveillance video. he will come into the screen there in that gray hoodie running up attacking another man. it happened last monday inside a garage in the city's outer sunset. the victim managed to fight back and wrestled the gun away from his attacker. anyone with information should call san francisco police.
8:57 am
tweet this, jack's back. jack dorsey will return in his role as chief executive officer of san francisco-based twitter. it comes three months after dick coselo stepped down. dorsey also plans to continue as ceo of square. we'll have another local update in about half an hour. hope to see you then.
8:58 am
8:59 am
9:00 am
this morning on "today's take" daye diggs on starting the next chapter in his life and wearing fatherhood on his sleeve and then demi losta bears all. the photos everyone is talking about and "star trek's" george takai embarks on a new enterprise. all that coming up now. >> 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 back to "today" on this monday morning, october 5th, 2015. i'm natalie along with tamron and looky, looky, looky outside.
9:01 am
>> look who the cat dragged in. >> hi, kids. >> our good friend hody-ho. >> i always wonder what had happened at 9:00. >> you're supposed to be working. >> this is a pre-show to warm you up. >> the pre-show. >> this is when you're mixing and then you start drinking during your hour. >> hoda is here, of course. we've got willie in new hampshire and also al is down in south carolina covering the storms for us as well. we're going to touch base with all, but let's start off with you, al, and the historic flooding, something the governor hasn't seen there in 1,000 years. >> yeah, guys, i've got to tell you it is startling how this area has been brought to its knees but this weather. let's go to our drone. we've got a look at the congaree, how do i pronounce this again, the congaree river. i've been having trouble with if
9:02 am
all day, but you can see the flow of this river. here's a statistic that just is a mind-bogler. at the height of this yesterday 1.4 million gallons of water was flowing past this point per second, per second. that's -- that would fill two olympic swimming pools per second. it is now down to about 1.2 million, but it's still an amazing amount of water that's flowing, and the -- and the deep water rescues that went on yesterday, we have video to show you that is just unbelievable. cars that were being floated away. first of all, hundreds rescued. there you go. people using boats to swift water rescues. people using actually human chains to get people out of high water, along rope lines. it was unbelievable. of course, our four-legged friends had to be rescued as well. the animal shelter here is
9:03 am
really suffering, and people, unfortunately, driving into high water and having to be rescued. there was one video of a pickup truck that was floating down the street and a good samaritan grabbed a tire iron, swam out to the guy and bang the out the back window and he was able to climb out so thousands rescue. hundreds of people. thousands are still out of their homes. we've also got nearly 30,000 people without power right now. that's pretty amazing, and all columbia residents are told to boil water because they have had water main breaks and there have been sewage backups, big problems, and, in fact, they may have to evacuate. there are three hospitals in columbia, two of them downtown because of the lack of water they may have to start evacuating the high school and at the university of south
9:04 am
carolina the dorms are without water so they may have to evacuate as well. a really still dire situation, guys, that continues to be tracked. back to you. >> all right, al. thanks so much. you're doing a terrific job there. >> the human chains that they had to form to help each other. neighbor helping neighbor. ? it's hard to believe just a few days ago talking that joaquin is hitting and everyone breathes a sigh of relief and it's turning away. >> and there were always fears of a second storm system and al warned and predict that had sadly this was the potential outcome but to your point, natalie, seeing those people really and being since taken by a surprise even with the warnings, and you know, hoda, with your ties to new orleans, whenever we see people on the tops of roofs, you know, begging for help and assistance, that sends a special shiver through all of us and now we have another potential information. >> it's funny. when i worked in new orleans, and it was a day we remember, the may 8th, may 8th floods, not like katrina, but the images
9:05 am
looked very similar to south carolina. everybody thought it was just rain, not going to be a big deal and all of a sudden something like that happens. >> water rises so fast. >> let's lighten the mood, a lot of people enjoyed themselves over the weekend in other parts of the country. some tuned into "snl," season premiere. miley cyrus hosted. i was a little scared. you never know what's going to happen, but hillary made a guest cameo and played a bartender named val. she's in a sketch with kate mckinnon as secretary clinton. >> it really is great how long you've supported gray marriage. >> yeah. >> i could have support it had sooner. >> well, you did it pretty soon. >> yeah. >> could have been sooner. >> fair point. >> maybe you should take a vacation. >> a vacation? >> a vacation. >> what are you saying? >> a va-katon. >> did somebody say vacation?
9:06 am
oh, my god, they are multiplying. ♪ if we are one there's always tomorrow ♪ >> i heard hillary at the town hall asking if she had any kinds of musical talent and somebody that had to stand there. >> willie is in hollis, new hampshire for a pancakes and politics town hall with hillary clinton. hey, willie, nice to take a toss from you on a show, hoda kotb and i saw secretary clinton right before the town hall and what should i call you secretary clinton on val and, please, i like this val thing and this is an awesome venue in hollis, new
9:07 am
hampshire, right along the massachusetts border with an amazing group of people who are either hillary supporters, people thinking about supporting hillary or independents maybe supporting bernie sanders or somebody else, and they got the opportunity in a setting that we don't see very often with a presidential candidate sitting in the round for about an hour, hour and a half answer their questions. we did, of course, talk about benghazi, we talked about e-mails and about what her foreign policy would look like as president, but us a pointed out there were some lighter questions getting to know hillary clinton a little bit, including one that was asked about what song or instrument would be played at her inauguration. >> secretary clinton, you've had a lot of you have to questions this morning, this may be the toughest one you get all day, but many years we go we saw another clinton at his inauguration playing an instrument and song. what song or instrument would you play at yours? >> saturday night on "saturday night live" i sang "lean on me" with kate mckinnon who plays me better than i play me, so maybe
9:08 am
that will be the song because it -- it wasn't as bad as i feared. you know, all my friends from literally grade school and high school, you know, were just e-mailing me like crazy. i can't believe you sang, you know, the person who the choir instructor would say, you know, hillary, you can sit with your friends who are sopranos as long as you don't sing so probably that's a good start i think. >> were you impressed by secretary clinton today? >> absolutely, yes. >> anybody change their mind about supporting her? >> yes. >> yes. >> a very strong woman, very capable woman. >> very strong woman. >> we had a great cross-section, people representing the state of new hampshire which obviously, guys, is so critical if you want to become the nominee. got to win in this state. >> yeah, willie, thanks so much. a great crowd. thanks to them for participating. >> fun this morning. >> it was. strong women, friday we celebrate the breast cancer survivors right out on the plaza with our pink party today. it got us thinking of a promise
9:09 am
that we made last year. >> let's get another woman should join us, another hot woman should join us this fine morning. >> surprise. >> we're like connected. >> nbc is out of hot women so they sent me in. >> oh, dear. >> they are using every single one they have got today and then they said, kath, do you mind if you go in, fine, here i am. >> you are the one with the sheer lace top. >> oh, imagine that. >> you still got it, my friend. >> i still have too much of it, i know that. >> you've got presentee. >> how are you guys doing? >> how was your weekend? >> soggy, but not anywhere near like south carolina where people are truly suffering. i was thinking and praying for everybody over the weekend between the fires in california and the devastation on -- it's like -- >> yeah, yeah. there's no place safe these days. >> matt pointed out when he
9:10 am
interviewed governor nikki haley, point the out the church shooting and now this and asked about the resilience of the people in this state. >> and she is always emerging as such a leader and yet a calming influence and people love her down there. >> yes. it's a challenge for everyone. >> may be in the news, a couple of presidential cycles from now, who knows. >> were you surprised, and last year we challenged our viewers to help us raise $10,000 for breast cancer research. >> oh, i remember this. >> yes. >> it was a major moment. it went viral. >> somebody went under. >> i did in a gown and actually some jewelry from anne taylor lost that raised money for breast cancer. >> i want to point out your wet hair is good. >> you are being kind. >> hody is not kind but she's honest. >> okay. so, this year the stakes are as they say higher. >> okay. now what? >> like a blackjack table of some sorts. we're raising thetantics and we're gambling in a sense
9:11 am
because we're asking you at home to help us raise $50,000 by the end of the month. >> what's the thing in. >> here's the deal. last year i said if we raise the money all four of us, that would be willie, al, natalie and myself would all get dunked. i have never seen a dunker that fits four people. >> so you'll have to build that. >> we'll need a bigger dunker. >> anyway, we're asking you to head to today.com if you could please start donating, even the smallest amount. >> yes. >> we had kids last year who raided their piggy banks, you know. >> it brings out the best in people. >> that's sweet. >> bricks out best in people. >> and you need to join us as well. >> that's nice. >> we're up the next hour. >> we have hair issues. >> oh, come on. >> there's going to be some surprises along the way. maybe you'll surprise us. >> oh, okay. >> are we being railroaded? >> we are so grateful to have this opportunity to be dunked for a great cause. >> it's going to happen.
9:12 am
>> that's right. >> and all the proceeds go to the avon foundation for women. >> awesome. >> let's head back down to al in columbia, south carolina, with a exwhich of the wetter. >> if you got two dunk tanks, if you make them for threes, if hoda and kathie lee would join and we got $100,000. >> someone just raised it even more. >> al roker just raised it to 100,000. >> i'm so glad i have an isb in. >> he said 100,000 and we have to get dunked, too. >> oh, okay, for that. >> we'll do it. >> are you guys in? >> we're in, we're in. >> you're in. >> 50 for me and 50 for hoda. >> no, we don't get paid. >> it doesn't go for me, for me to dunk and you to dunk, i think it's worth it. >> and we have a month and should be fair to our viewers. >> let's just keep it at 1 and you're in. >> we need to raise it and go for the 100. >> i need to pray about this. >> 100 if we're in. >> while she's praying will you update the weather there, please. >> all right, okay. amen. it's the lord's work.
9:13 am
let's show you what we've got happening as far as our weather is concerned. so look at this. you can see that this swath of rain is still coming in, especially myrtle beach, hearing word of evacuations going in right now and additional heavy rain, east and south carolina and southern north carolina, 40-mile-per-hour wind gusts as this low lifts up. we'll be watching this. again, another couple of inches before the rain is all over and we're also looking at the -- at the congaree river reaching not quite record flood stage, but it's going to be there right now. 30 feet and then start to drop as we head towards wednesday, but, again, volatile situation still going on here in the carolinas. we're going to continue to track it for you. i'll be with lester holt here in the carolinas tonight for nbc good morning.
9:14 am
i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're in the mid-60s. bright sunshine across the bay area and into the afternoon expect highs in the 70s. 71 degrees in san francisco, north bay up to 78. 77 in the east bay. and tri-valley expect a high of 80. in the peninsula, 76. 79 degrees in the south bay. cooler than average start to the week, but it will be heat being up as we go through the workweek. >> and that's your latest weather. guys, i think all six of us, 100,000, boom. >> boom. >> 100,000 each, come on! >> oh, okay. >> we keep raising it, kathie lee. we have a month. >> coming up, we've got daye >> coming up, we've got daye d to the couple who set aside >> coming up, we've got daye d the whole day to sell their old car and buy a new one...
9:15 am
oops. nana's got the kids til 9... but it's only 2. guess you'll just have to see a movie... ...then get some dinner. what a pity. clorclorox toilet wand comes canpre-loaded with cleaner,et. so you click, swish, and toss. no more icky toilet brush. i love it. of course you do, mom. disinfecting. for your real life. i really like this organic soup. yeah. at least we know what he's eating. campbell's organic soups. made for real, real life. this proteins in your skin. watch it react to direct contact with ordinary soap. soap weakens the proteins. dove is different. with < moisturizing cream and mild cleansers dove helps skin maintain its natural moisture.
9:16 am
earning unlimited cash back on purchases. that's a win. but imagine earning it twice. you can with the citi double cash® card. it lets you earn cash back twice. once when you buy and again as you pay. it's cash back then cash back again. and that's a cash back win-win. the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase with 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. with two ways to earn, it makes a lot of other cards seem one-sided. craving the taste of chocolate but watching calories? introducing light & fit greek with chocolate on top. so chocolatey good... you won't believe it's 100 calories. try new light & fit greek chocolate on top.
9:17 am
coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in bed all day. when your cold is this bad... ...you need new theraflu expressmax. theraflu expressmax combines... maximum strength medicines available without a prescription... ...to fight your worst cold and flu symptoms... ...so you can feel better fast and get back to the job at hand. new theraflu expressmax. the power to feel better.tm conquer it had all from tv and broadway to "private practice."
9:18 am
>> we loved that movie. >> a good one. >> and several other romantic films as well and "the best man" and "best man" sequel. >> and made a return to broadway and wrapped up his starring role in "hedwig". >> and now he's writing his second children's book called "mixed me." >> good morning. >> you got your mixed me t-shirt on. >> people can go to mixedme.com to get this. >> very close to your heart and this one and the book prior hit home, this especially for your little boy and other kids like him. >> this bok as well as "chocolate me" hits on identity. this was inspired by my little boy walker nathaniel diggs the product of a blended relationship. his mom vanilla and i'm dark chocolate and i wanted to write a little something that touched on their experiences. >> he's adorable. >> you have a lot of questions
9:19 am
as he was being raised. is that why you wrote the book? >> no, no, i wrote it from my childhood because i didn't have anything like this to refer to when i was a kid. luckily a lot of the kids today, you know, are in the classes and schools that are a little bit more diverse but that doesn't mean that these issues don't need to be looked at. >> your first book "chocolate me" where you say you addressed so of the questions you got growing up. >> was that tough in. >> tough for me and then i think my cousin is of mixed race and, you know, people weren't as comfort ab comfortable with who they were and kind of standing up to where they came from. this book touches on that and we hope it will make it even easier. >> does walker like the book in. >> yes. >> it is he read it to you or you to him? >> i read him to him and then he tells me which pages to repeat. >> that's so cute? illustrations are all in the family. kept everything all in the family. >> shane w. evans illustrated
9:20 am
"chocolate me," andy straighted this one and will illustrate everything else i write. >> i love a lot of things about you but your name in particular, day taye and then your nickname, scott-taye and it just stuck. >> i like that. >> when you get in trouble was it scotty when you were in trouble? >> it was scott or just the back of my mom's stade de gerland trouble with your first and middle last name. >> no name, just a smack. >> we teased a little bit in our open of the show about how you wear your love for your son on your sleeve literally. >> literally, my left arm. >> you got some art. >> this is his name, what camera should i look? >> right there. >> so that's -- his name is walker, his nickname. >> how long did that snake. >> no more than an hour because i'm a little bit of a sissy and these are two dinosaurs that he drew, really into dinosaurs and then he -- i had him write i
9:21 am
love daddy. >> that's great. >> this is my favorite one right here. >> and now i'm waiting -- >> daddy's boy for sure. >> and a momma's boy. >> adean ashe has a show at the hollywood bowl. >> she's doing well and has her concerts and we're trying to keep it moving. >> the book is called "mixed me" and give walker a hug for us. >> yes, i will. >> thank you. >> thank you. coming up george tatai coming up george tatai i'm chris bosh. coming up george tatai when i was sidelined with blood clots in my lung, it was serious. fortunately, my doctor had a game plan. treatment with xarelto®. hey guys! hey, finally, somebody i can look up to... ...besides arnie. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto® is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there's limited information on how xarelto® and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke.
9:22 am
you know, i tried warfarin, but the blood testing and dietary restrictions... don't get me started on that. i didn't have to. we started on xarelto®. nice pass. safety first. like all blood thinners, don't stop taking xarelto® without talking to your doctor, as this may increase your risk of a blood clot or stroke. while taking, you may bruise more easily and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. xarelto® may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines. xarelto® can cause serious, and in rare cases, fatal bleeding. get help right away for unexpected bleeding, unusual bruising, or tingling. if you have had spinal anesthesia while on xarelto®, watch for back pain or any nerve or muscle related signs or symptoms. do not take xarelto® if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. tell your doctor before all planned medical or dental procedures. before starting xarelto®, tell your doctor about any kidney, liver, or bleeding problems. you know xarelto® is the #1 prescribed blood thinner in its class. that's a big win. it is for me. with xarelto® there is no regular blood monitoring and no known dietary restrictions. treatment with xarelto®... ...was the right move for us. ask your doctor about xarelto®.
9:23 am
when you take a sip of our ocean spray cranberry juice, it's a little like... [ dog barks ] and it's also like... [ laughs ] [ engine revs ] but don't take our word for it. try all of our tasty, good-for-you ocean spray cranberry juices and juice drinks. it's amazing what a little cran can do.
9:24 am
i did it too... they took nature's bounty hair, skin and nails, it's a vitamin supplement that nourishes from the inside... with biotin for beautiful hair and strong nails. and vitamin c and e for vibrant skin. give it a month, if your hair, skin and nails don't look and feel more beautiful, we'll give you your money back. i did it... and i feel beautiful. take the nature's bounty hair, skin and nails challenge, visit naturesbounty.com for details. in delicious gummies too! still ahead, "star trek" star george takei will get personal sharing his store we us. >> plus, ultimate comfort food
9:25 am
what. is it? >> you'll find out. >> and why so many of you are interested in that famous zip interested in that famous zip code 90210, demi lovato and you tuck here... you tuck there. if you're a toe tucker... because of toenail fungus, ask your doctor now about prescription kerydin. used daily, kerydin drops may kill the fungus at the site of infection and get to the root of your toe tucking. kerydin may cause irritation at the treated site. most common side effects include skin peeling... ...ingrown toenail, redness, itching, and swelling. tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. stop toe tucking... and get the drop on toenail fungus. ask your doctor today about kerydin. ♪ don't let bad odors escape. continuously neutralize them with glad with febreze. new glad bags... now with the irresistible scent of gain.
9:26 am
morning... ==topvo== a very good monday morning to you. 9:26. new this morning, the end of the line for san jose and either legal battle to move the amount ofs. u.s. supreme court announced which cases the justices will hear. absent from the list is the legal appeal of the federal court decision upholding the giants territorial rights. san jose claimed major league baseball because uses illegal powers to block the move. he wants to work on building a new as stadium in oakland instead. a san francisco police officer hospitalized after a car burglary investigation took a
9:27 am
frightening turn around midnight. police were responding to a car theft and the suspect was still inside the vehicle and stepped on the gas as the officer approached pinning that officer against the squad car. he suffered injuries to his ribs and legs. the suspect tried to drive off but hit another police car. the driver is in vusin custody o others are being detained. a look at weather and traffic after this break.
9:28 am
good monday morning. i'm kari hall. clear skies as we get a look from mount hamilton of the south bay. and expecting highs that will be a little cooler than average. 81 degrees in burlingame, the valley at 72. and in the north bay, we have 70s and 80s there. oakland 76. tri-valley with highs near 80. let's get a look at how the traffic is moving now with mike. >> we've had a typical pattern over here if fremont where right
9:29 am
about now approaching 9:30, we see this big compression right here by the truck scales. we'll show you on the map the same thing. south of the dumbarton bridge, things get jammed up approaching mission. made a little worse by a crash 237 westbound now on the shoulder. north 101 by the airport, another crash causing a little more slowing. but the rest of the south bay shows a nice move toward the higher speeds. we had a slowdown for 101 and san mateo bridge off of 84, 92, respectively. getting toward the bainbridge, easier flow as far as through oakland. still slow through the berkeley curve. >> thank you for joining us. another update in half an hour.
9:30 am
taking a look at headlines, nbc news has learned the cargo ship that disappeared in the eye of hurricane joaquin likely sank. that's according to the u.s. coast guard. the "el faro" hadn't been heard from since it sent a distress call thursday. they found life jackets and oil sheen on the waters near the bahamas. the family members of the crew have been notified. two new records not to tell you about, not good news for consumer. atm fees and overdraft fees have hit new highs. the average fee for using an out-of-network atm rose to a trord $4.52 per transaction, a
9:31 am
21% increase giant will start selling apple giants. target says some stores will have the watch by this week, and it will be available everywhere by october 25th. it will sell 20 models will prices starting at $349. millions of earthlings headed to the theaters this weekend helping "the martian"
9:32 am
blasting off taking in $55 million in its debut "and hotel transylvania two" was in second place. and a 20-pound french bulldog from monrovia, california, the surveillance video caught the pup fiercely chasing away two bears from his owner's property and proves the bark is worse than his bite. he is one fierce pug. let's get a check of the weather right now from al who once again is covering the flooding in columbia, south carolina. hey, al. >> the rain is coming down again, natalie. we could pick up another 2 inches here in columbia. this is the congaree river and have a drone over the river and just to give you an idea of the power of the water, look at that. you see that access road. it has been washed out in the middle there because of the congaree rushing. 1.4 million gallons per second yesterday. now down to 1.2 million gallons. this really is amazing, and they may have to evacuate hospitals here.
9:33 am
there are three of them. two of them downtown columbia, south carolina, so we'll continue to track that. let's show you that's going on right now for today as you look in the southeast. there's more wet weather and more windy conditions. northeast new england looking pretty nice and more rain in the southwest. in fact, they had flash flood warnings up for death valley, california yesterday and early this morning. sunny in the pacific northwest. tomorrow the sunshine continues in the pacific northwest through the northern plains and sunshine through the northeast and mid-atlantic states. finally starts to dry out here in the southeast and we look for more sunshi good morning. i'm kari hall. right now temperatures for most of us are in the low to mid-60s and a lot of sunshine. expect highs in the 70s today. it will be cooler than average for many areas. and in the peninsula, expect a high of 76 degrees. 79 in the south bay. the east bay will be up to 77 and the tri-valley topping out
9:34 am
at 80. san francisco celebrating fleet week and it will be 71 degrees to start, but we will have warmer temperatures by the end of the week. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right. al, thank you very much. george takei, a tv icon for many reasons, but certainly we remember him as the helmsman of the ""uss enterprise"" in the original "star trek" series. look at that cute face there. >> hasn't aged a lot. >> now at the helm of "the great white way" starring in "allegiance" based on experiences in world war ii. >> good morning, good to be with you. >> i know this show "allegiance" sat labor of love. this is a story of your life during world war ii. >> an experience i lived through as a child, during the second world war behind american barbed wire fences but toys now a musical opening this fall on
9:35 am
broadway, and it's my broadway debut with of all people the luminous leasolamga. >> you've talked about your childhood, same-sex marriage, you're very political as far as being a voice for the democratic party in many ways. what gives you that fortitude to say, you know what, it's time. i'm going to share this story, may be therapeutic but it's a story that other people should hear. >> i've been sharing this story all my life, from the time that i was in college, but i at that time didn't quite imagine it as a musical, but i met an amazing composer lyricist when i think is going tonight definer of musical theater from now on out after "allegiance" and so we started developing this musical nine years -- seven years from today, and here we are about to
9:36 am
about on broadway this fall with lea solanga. >> she's amazing, such a fan of her work. let's talk about your social media status as well because you are a social media icon. you have 2 million followers on twitter. what do you think the secret is to having that kind of online success? >> well, my social media campaign is interrelated to "allegiance" because when we started developing "allegiance" we said this is about the internment and people know very little about this story still, how do we get the people informed, rates awareness because that's what the musical is about, and so we thought, well, technology, social media. this is it. i had a blog, a monthly blog then, but we developed that into a campaign. >> yeah. >> got facebook, twitter and we started talking first about
9:37 am
sci-fi which is my base. >> of course. >> and then we discovered that in order to grow the base humor was -- was the honey. >> yes. >> and so we started doing a lot of, that and once the base grew then we started injecting a little information about history, the internment and about marriage equality, equality for lgbt people. >> you lured them in and got serious which is a perfect combination but the happy dance is enough to make anyone -- >> let's show the happy dance. it's enough to make anyone follow. >> i have one thing to say. ♪ >> work it. >> combination of a little bit of equality and happiness in which i genuinely feel, allegiance is going to be opening this fall on broadway and it's my broadway debut. >> wear that boa to the opening.
9:38 am
>> work it around the red carpet. >> well, halloween night, 31st, we calling it "star trek" night, and we're having all my fans from sci-fi come as who they really are. >> hello. >> you want me, that's who i am every day. >> in your red outfit or if you're a klingon warrior come in full regalia or an andorean princess or an officer. the theater will be filled with "star trek" people. >> i'm there that night. >> george takei, thank you so much. congratulations, by the way. we look forward to the show "allegiance." preview performances begin tomorrow, as we mention the, but also opening night in november. tickets available now. >> november 88. >> all right. >> coming up, what everybody was looking for online this weekend when we check out the hottest google sear i thought activia was for big digestive issues.
9:39 am
until i realized our body handles a lot. 1,100 meals a year... 730 rushed snacks... add 300 stressful decisions... no wonder our digestive system sometimes acts up. so try activia! enjoying activia twice a day for 4 weeks may help reduce the frequency of bloating, gas, discomfort or rumbling. the best part, it tastes great! ♪ dannon we love, love, chocolaty, creamy, with a little something extra. mmm deliciousness. cookies or almonds. yumminess. hershey's is mine, yours, our chocolate. you haven't seen your bedike... in days. no, like you haven't seen a bed in weeks! zzzquil. the non habit-forming sleep aid that helps you sleep easily, and wake refreshed. because sleep is a beautiful thing. how did it become absent-mindedly to snacking? eating one after the next?
9:40 am
we are a creamy cheese that still believes in savoring our food. the laughing cow. reinvent snacking. sure! i offer multi-car, safe driver, and so many other discounts that people think i'm a big deal. and boy, are they right. ladies, i can share hundreds in savings with all of you! just visit progressive.com today. but right now, it's choosing time. ooh! we have a winner. all: what? [chuckles] he's supposed to pick one of us. this is a joke, right? that was the whole point of us being here. when we go to the store, i find my box of honey bunches of oats and i'm checking to see if i packaged it. best cereal in the world right there. if the last 3 letters were p22, that's me. the way i see it, you have two choices;
9:41 am
the easy way or the hard way. you could choose a card that limits where you earn bonus cash back. or, you could make things easier on yourself. that's right, the quicksilver card from capital one. with quicksilver you earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere. so, let's try this again. what's in your wallet? is youyou may be muddling through allergies.lode? try zyrtec®-d to powerfully clear your blocked nose and relieve your other allergy symptoms. so, you can breathe easier all day. zyrtec®-d. at the pharmacy counter.
9:42 am
thso we got our new he washingzy machine but it took forever turns out it wasn't the machine, it was our detergent. so we switched to tide turbo clean. now we get way cleaner clothes way faster he turbo clean. 6x the cleaning power in ½ the time well, "beverly hills 90210," o.j. simpson and demi lovato, what do they have in common, you might ask yourself. >> they were some of the hot searches and here's daniel to
9:43 am
tell us about that. >> good to see you both. >> topic number one, i can't tell i you how old we feel. 20 years ago today that o.j. simpson was acquitted. >> yeah, that's right. it was, of course, this controversial announcement in 1995. we saw searches around o.j. simpson himself, his football career. you know, entire generation has grown up maybe not being familiar with o.j. but with people attacheded to the trial, kim kardashian, daughter ever robert kardashian, attorney for o.j. simpson. >> a lot of people remember with johnnie cochran. >> people curious what happened then and 20 years later here we are today. o.j. simpson is still in the news. he's in prison in nevada. still a lot of people curious what happened back then. >> trial of the century as it was called back then. >> moving on to a show -- i have to admit i've never seen one episode "90210. ". >> where have you been? >> i've been reading and studying but my niece maya now 14 all into the old episodes so i'm going to catch up. 25 years ago. >> i feel like i grew up watching this show, and, you know, there were searches around
9:44 am
sharon doherty and cast members, around some of their relationships and flings that they may have it. >> tori spelling and jason priestly one hot summer according to a lifetime unauthorized show. >> over the weekend, an element of fact-checking going on, wanted to know what exactly happened during the making of the show, and just, of course, now another generation that has grown up learning about that and following these actors. >> like the time machine of google. >> exactly. >> a couple of notable anniversaries. >> next up one we love. a lot of people taking notice of demi lovato, so stunning and talented by striking a pose. >> exactly. >> has a new album coming out on october 16th called confident and these pictures were taken with a vanity fair photographer, and she actually recorded a video talking about how this was important for her own confidence. she had three rules. no makeup, no retouching and no clothes. >> wow. >> so obviously very revealing and sort of making a statement about confidence in herself and
9:45 am
as a woman and about her body, so very powerful to connect with her fans and just a lot of search interest around these images. >> i'll be talking with her in an hour on mental health issues and she's a very bold girl. >> very bold. >> people are asking when is daylight saving time? >> when is it? >> you save an hour of sleep so everybody is thinking maybe it was this weekend, felt a little cool. it wasn't except in australia where it did happen. >> november. >> not until another four weeks from now. >> okay. >> wait until then. we did see a lot of searches around daylight savings time and as we get closer to the date it will happen increasingly. all of our devices know. >> i don't get anxiety because i know did i miss it, did i miss it. >> we need to mentally prepare. >> daniel, what a good list. >> thank you so much. up next, one of the most popular takeout dishes. we've been salivating, our bodies are closing in because we
9:46 am
want to eat these ribs so desperately. these are some stick to your ribs good comfort eating for you the citi double cash® card comes in very handy with cash back twice on purchases.
9:47 am
earn once when you buy, and again as you pay. that's cash back now, and cash back again later. it's cash back déjà vu. the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase with 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. with two ways to earn, it makes a lot of other cards seem one sided.
9:48 am
welcome to carmax, the bright side of car buying. carmax makes car buying stress-free, with fair, no haggle-prices for everyone, every... now wait a minute, can we, can we just hold on for a second? you know, we don't need any of this stuff. look, we're not splashy. we're not gimmicky. we're just a bunch of people like jeff... good people who sell good cars to good people. and that's what we mean by the bright side of car buying. coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in bed all day. when your cold is this bad... ...you need new theraflu expressmax. theraflu expressmax combines... maximum strength medicines available without a prescription... ...to fight your worst cold and flu symptoms...
9:49 am
...so you can feel better fast and get back to the job at hand. new theraflu expressmax. the power to feel better.tm caress presents the world's first body wash with fragrance release pearls. touch your skin to release fragrance up to 12 hours. new caress love forever. dannon oikos triple zero is my go to protein snack. protein from yogurt? yeah, this greek nonfat yogurt packs 15 grams of protein punch. but what else? it has 0 added sugar, 0 artificial sweeteners and 0 fat. dannon oikos triple zero. ♪ dannon this morning on "today food" we're getting ready for the cooler temperatures with some crazy good comfort food and for many of us that sometimes means chinese take crout. >> we're here with a classic dish you make at home. here stephanieizer, the owner of
9:50 am
girl and the goat in chicago. stephanie, good morning. >> i love the idea as chinese as comfort food. >> when i was growing up we used to go to a place in connecticut and get tons of chinese food, the ribs with the red coloring and maybe they are dry sometimes, get the same flavors and nice and moist and bigger and full of more flavor. sound good? >> start with the grid here. >> lots of ingredients. >> you want to do the whisky. >> i'll do the whisky. >> put you to work. >> we've got soy sauce. >> all right. >> already some honey in here so we're going for a lot of -- in chinese cooking layers of flavors, sweet from the hobby and salty from the soy sauce and we'll do a little more sweet from the maple syrup. >> oh, wow. >> and this is sort of a marinade and mix. >> you can make this days ahead, right. >> can sit in your fridge for days, dry sherry, sub in some bourbon if you don't have dry sherry.
9:51 am
a lot of people have that around the house. a little bit of sesame oil. >> ice. >> some hoisin. >> nice. >> and these ingredients for some people will seem like exotic things to have in their refrigerator but you'll find yourself using with different things. >> true, miso, this is red myoso, you can use white also. both will work in the recipe. nice and salty and has a funky tape. great for soups and stews. ginger and garlic, a little salt and chinese fried spitz, one of my favorite spice mixes. >> you can use that in pumpkin pie. >> a limb szechuan peppercorn along with the cinnamon and annise and people are wondering why is your pumpkin pie so good. >> marinade. >> reserve a little for later. >> let's brush on our marinade. >> these are beef or pork. >> these are pork ribs and this marinade is even great on
9:52 am
chicken. >> slather that on. >> then we're going to wrap it up. >> we've got foil and plastic wrap. >> only do one side or both sides with the marinade. >> do both sides to get it full coverage. >> we'll put that -- >> what's the temperature we're cooking it at? >> low and slow at about 325 for about flee and a half hours. the marinade is really sweet so you don't want to go too high because it might burn a little sglit and when it comes out, put it in plastic wrap and foil inside of the oven. >> the plastic wrap doesn't melt. >> i never cooked with plastic wrap before. >> we'll put more sauce right on top. >> just here. >> and we're running out of time. >> and then you'll put it back in the often. >> put it back in the oven so it gets nice and glazed and shim sglerg and you have it served up with some amazing fried rice. >> and use the marinade in the friday rice as well.
9:53 am
>> look at that. fall off the bone kind of ribs, look at that. >> this is amazing. >> you're from texas, what do you think of the rib sns. >> can i marry you. >> good answer. >> i'll ask my husband, see what he thinks. >> marry you and your husband. >> thank you, stephanie, my gosh. >> we'll enjoy this during the break but head to the website today.com for the recipe. excuse me. this is "today" on nbc. >> this is so comforting. >> so delicious.
9:54 am
9:55 am
all righty. so we're still hungry after eating the ribs and more comfort food. >> this is really good comfort food. >> this is chicken and dumplings. >> okay, ladies, come on, try this. >> i know the ribs are great. >> chicken and dumplings you can make in a slow cooker, chicken breast in your slow cooker along with some chicken soup, creamed chicken soup and veggies, really there will be a tribute for
9:56 am
young maddy middleton - on what would have been her 9th birthday. 9:56. happening today, there will be a tribute for young maddie middleton on what would have been her ninth birthday. in late july police discovered her body in a recycling bin in the housing complex where she
9:57 am
lived. a 15-year-old neighbor has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. today her mother is organizing an event for children called maddie's day. let's check your weather this morning. >> get ready for a lot of sunshine today and temperatures cooler than average for most of the bay. 77 degrees in the east bay. san francisco will see a high of 71. 78 in the north bay. as we go into the next couple of days, we will have warmer temperatures, so enjoy today's weather while it lasts. let's check in now with mike to see what is happening on the roads. >> and bear with the traffic while it lasts. fremont, look at that, from about midway between dumbarton bridge and mission boulevard, it's jamming up. more slowing although reason to recover right here for west 237. the crash has cleared as you're coming through. and an easier drive through the south bay, but 101 slow past the airport and disabled truck there at the great america parkway
9:58 am
off-ramp. slow drive across the dumbarton bridge, but starting to recover. westbound at thornton, over the land, not water, a smoother drive but still close across the san mateo bridge. brakes tapping through oakland past the coliseum and out of san francisco for south 101. >> we'll have another local news update for you in a half an hour. see you then. [female announcer] for thousands of local foster children,
9:59 am
extracurricular activities help provide a sense of identity and a path to success. joining the soccer team... getting help with math... going to prom. i want to learn to swim. it's hard to feel normal... ...when you can't do the normal things. [announceto help, sleep train is collecting donations for the extra activities that for most kids are a normal part of growing up. not everyone can be a foster parent... ...but anyone can help a foster child.
10:00 am
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. you know what that is? >> what? >> only because i said so. >> what? >> "lay it all on me." and it is ed shearan. >> and it is funday monday and october 5th, and i hope many of you have had a good weekend and many of  you

458 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on