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no big surprises for the north bay. no relief eergt. thank you for joining us. that's what's happening "today in the bay." >> we'll be back in 20 minutes. now the best part, the sunrise. >> finally. good morning. on his terms. >> i cannot and i will not give up my family time. >> wisconsin congressman paul ryan tells fellow republicans he is open to becoming the next sfees speaker of the house but with conditions. >> if you can agree to these requests and if i can truly be a unifying figure, i will gladly serve. >> he has given his colleagues a friday deadline. as vice president joe biden drops fresh hints about his presidential plans. live at the white house and on capitol hill. senseless tragedy. a 4-year-old girl dies in a road rage shooting in new mexico. the gunman on the loose this morning.
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>> we are becking fgging for th community's helps. shipping wars with just 64 days until christmas. how your favorite stores and websites are ramping up to get you your packages faster than ever. and, the future seems so far off when they fired up the flux capacitor back in 1985. that day is final here. the cast of "back to the future" fast forwarded their way for an exclusive interview today. >> october 21, 2015! you don't get to see many of those on the streets anymore. the delorean from "back to the future."
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it's a good opportunity for me to use, you are my density. >> you are mine too. ready to reminisce about the future? is that how it works? >> it will be fun to catch up with the stars of the movie. first the top story. major power moves in washington. wisconsin congressman paul ryan taking steps to become the next house speaker. joe biden speaking out amid his flirtation with the presidential run. some saying he is trying to rewrite history. a lot of moving parts. we have them all covered. beginning on capitol hill with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning to you, peter. >> reporter: good morning, matt. house speaker is the third most powerful office in the land. ryan initially said he was not interested in the job. now he says he is willing to step up if the party stands firmly behind him. he told colleagues last night, i am willing to take arrows in the chest, not in the back. running with reservations. >> this is not a job i have ever
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wanted or sought. >> reporter: paul ryan going publicly tuesday shortly after meeting privately with house republicans tentatively agreeing to serve. >> my greatest worry is the consequence of not stepping up. of someday having my kids ask me, when the stakes were so high, why didn't you do all you could do? >> reporter: among ryan's demands the married father of three making a point not related to the house but to his home. >> last point is personal. i cannot and i will not give up my family time. >> reporter: the 45-year-old wisconsin congressman has long been seen as a rising republican star. after hearing him speak tuesday some conservatives remain unconvinced. >> i didn't know what the event was tonight. if i knew it was a paul ryan rally for speaker of the house i wouldn't be here. >> reporter: a taste of the grade lock and infighting that frustrated outgoing speaker john boehner. >> why should ryan consider taking the job after the
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treatment you received as house speaker in the job. >> somebody has to have the job. >> reporter: paul ryan setting the deadline as friday for the party to decide if that somebody is him. >> now more than ever we must work together. >> reporter: paul ryan took ten days during the recess to think about it. he is now giving the members of the party the next couple of days to think about it themselves. jason chaffetz a potential opponent says he'll support ryan. another congressman says he is running against him. several deadlines are looming. matt and savannah. >> peter, thanks very much. vice president biden still keeping everyone guessing about his presidential ambitions. boy, is he starting to sound like an actual candidate. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker on the biden watch again this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. from taking jobs at hillary clinton to talking about the importance of bipartisanship,
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vice president joe biden seemed to be laying out a defense of his record and also a rationale for a possible candidacy. his supporters say they are ready to get to work. the one thing missing, the candidate. in a night honoring former president jimmy carter and his vice president walter mondale, vice president joe biden touted his own close relationship with the current commander in chief. >> i spend five to seven hours a day with him every day for the past seven years. >> reporter: biden seeming to take on democratic frontrunner hillary clinton, flexing his muscles on foreign policy. >> john kerry is a great secretary of state. hillary clinton was a great secretary of state. but there are times when only the vice president if it's known of his relationship with the president, can speak for the united states. >> reporter: for the third time in two days, taking a veiled swipe at clinton, who called republicans her enemies last week.
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>> it's mostly important that everybody in this room understand the other team is not the enemy. >> reporter: earlier in the day biden raised eyebrows when recounting his advice to president obama about whether to authorize the osama bin laden raid. >> i told him my opinion, that i thought he should go but follow his own instincts. >> reporter: the account differs from biden's description to nbc news during an interview taped for a 2012 special "the situation room." >> i think there is time to do it before you move. >> reporter: despite all the signs, biden remains undecided. the president of the powerful international association of firefighters is in close contact with the vice president. >> we are preparing, as if the vice president is going to announce his candidacy, and we would not be preparing for that if we weren't fully ready and prepared to not only endorse but to work on behalf of that candidacy. >> reporter: clinton had tried
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but failed to secure the endorsement of that same union. a key constituency for democrats. sources say the vice president is taking another hard look at the big picture as he gets closer to making the decision. savannah and matt, back to you. >> thank you so much. turning to nbc political analyst nicole wallace, she served as the white house communications director for george w. bush. good morning. >> let's go back to paul ryan. the top story. this was so interesting. he is saying i'll run for speaker under these five or so conditions. is that good politics? will it work? >> reporter: we've been holding out for a hero on our side. we have one. he has taken all the right lessons from the raucous republican primary playing out in the country and understands that conservatives, especially the 40 or so hard-liners in the freedom caucus. may respond to strength. but they have not responded to
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efforts to pacify them from speaker boehner and kevin mccarthy. everyone knows paul ryan is of superior intellect. >> he is using the ticking clock. he says congress has a lot on its plates. we need a decision. let me know by friday. looking at the things coming up. the debt ceiling and spending. what does his resume tell you? will he end up facing the same kind of showdown that john boehner faced? >> i think that was on his mind when he spoke to the country last night. he said, we will not be the party of opposition. we will be the party of proposition. i think, if he plans to go along with -- this is a majority of republicans in the congress, it's not a majority of republicans in the country that wants to shut down the government on the issues you mentioned. what he did by putting the ball back in their court saying, hey, get back to me. i'll do it, but only if you're all behind me was absolutely brilliant. let's talk about vice president joe biden.
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if you forced me to take a guess, up until yesterday i would have said he probably won't run. i have to say, after he talked about the bin laden raid and is recasting his role and saying, well, you know, i did tell the president you should go for it. that sounds like a presidential candidate trying to burnish the image. >> and shoring up what he views as the political vulnerability. i am a joe biden fan. he still has a lane to run in. hillary clinton is formidable. we talked last week about how she did everything she had to do in the debate. she is still more head candidate than a heart candidate. i am not sure if joe biden being the heart candidate is enough to topple her. it would certainly be a race. we want to remind everybody. hosting a town hall meeting with donald trump and new hampshire voters. monday on "today." if you have questions for mr. trump use #trumptoday. turning now to a surprise visit overnight making headlines around the world.
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syrian leader bashar al assad meeting with russian president vladimir putin in moscow. nbc's keir simmons has more on that. good morning. >> reporter: this was president assad's first time outside syria since the civil war began. the aim might have been to send a warning to washington and president obama. it was a short trip signalling that the long alliance between putin and assad is stronger than ever. president assad seated next to president putin, the syrian leader's dramatic moscow visit, announced for the first time this morning. assad arrived in secret last night. syria is russia's friend, putin said in a statement, wishing assad a warm welcome. contrast that with the tension between president obama and russia's leader last month. the syrian people have been practically alone in putting up resistance and fighting these international terrorists, putin told his guest. russia's air campaign over syria
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has increased in recent days, moscow says, targeting what it calls terrorist extremist groups. on the ground that has meant striking both isis and rebels supported by the west. anyone opposed to assad. the talks overnight centered on coordinating military action in syria, the kremlin said, while the u.s. has agreed measures with russia to minimize the risk of accidents in the air. the pentagon making clear cooperation does not mean u.s. support for russia's policy. >> we continue to believe that russia's strategy in syria is counter productive and their support for the assad regime will only make syria's civil war worse. >> reporter: the reply from moscow unmistakable. washington and moscow are still fundamentally divided over whether assad should go. the fact that assad was prepared to travel suggests, matt, that he feels more secure. >> absolutely. keir simmons. thank you.
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southern new mexico now, police are trying desperately to track down a suspect in a chilling road rage shooting. the victim was a 4-year-old girl. anybody's jacob rascon on the story this morning. >> reporter: yet another incident of aggressive driving turned deadly. this time the joining me nvicti little girl. conflicting witness accounts are making the search for a suspect that much more difficult. a search for suspects is under way this morning after police found this red truck pulled over on the highway. three people inside, including a 4-year-old girl who was shot in the head. >> single gunshot wound to the back of the head. conscious female. in and out. >> reporter: authorities blame road rage. johnell to phaeosaw it happen. >> the truck was going across several lanes to avoid this vehicle to pass. >> from what we understand the cars were both moving, one car pulled up against the other and
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started to fire rounds into the vehicle. according to the ntsb, over a 7-year period road rage led to 218 murders and 12,000 injuries. in new mexico the local sheriff said this latest incident is disturbing. >> this is one of those crimes which is unexplainable. it's 100% preventible. it did not have to happen. and we need to rise up as a community and say, enough is enough. >> reporter: conflicting witness reports make it difficult to describe the vehicle that got away. >> we are begging for the community's help. >> reporter: the search still on. an innocent life taken as aggressive driving once again turns deadly. >> that witness says the other vehicle involved was a red sedan but police are not confident in that description. right now simply begging anyone who knows anything about this, please come forward. guys. >> hoping to get that word out.
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turning to al right now. i severe weather in the southwest. >> some video has just come in in morristown, arizona, 50 miles northwest of phoenix. tornado almost touching down. funnel cloud there. el paso, texas, showing you incredible hail that's literally stripping the leaves off trees. well, guess what. more of that same weather in the same area today. we're looking at heavy showers and thunderstorms from texas into new mexico today. we've got a risk of strong storms in that area. we've got the possibility of hail, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes into west texas. the irony is 47% of texas is in at least moderate drought. 13% in extreme drought. that's going to change big-time. upper-level low, tropical moisture from the pacific. and we are looking for heavy showers and thunderstorms, severe track from new mexico into texas. potential of severe flooding next 24 hours. 1 to 2 inches. some areas 4 to 5 inches of rain. moving ahead into tomorrow and
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thursday, we're looking at upwards of 4 to 5 inches. as we get into friday, more heavy rain for that same area, upwards of 4 to 6 inches. it goes into the weekend, guys, flooding will be a big problem for texas, kansas and parts of new mexico as well. al, thank you very much. a breaking story this morning. u.s. marine corps pilot killed this morning in a plane crash in great britain. the f-18 hornet was from an attack fighter squadron based in miramar, california. it had just taken off from a base near london and came down in a rural area. the crash is now under investigation. the new york city police department is mourning the loss of one of its own today. a five-year veteran officer was shot and killed tuesday night after exchanging fire with an armed suspect. the police commissioner and the mayor said the officer died in the line of duty, but it doesn't make the loss any less painful for his family and the force.
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overnight a 33-year-old new york city police officer was killed during a confrontation with an armed suspect fleeing police. officials say randolph holder was pronounced dead at harlem hospital shortly after arriving in critical condition. >> tonight he did what every other officer in the nypd does when the call comes. he ran toward danger. >> i heard about 10 or 12 shots. >> the shooting in the east harlem neighborhood occurred as holder and his partners responded to calls of shots fired. they confronted an armed man and in an exchange of gunfire holder was shot in his head. the suspect was later caught several blocks away with a gunshot wound to his leg. holder is the fourth new york city police officer killed in the past 11 months. in may brian moore was killed when a gunman opened fire on moore and his partner. and last december a gunman approached officers rafael ramos and lu as they sat in their
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cars, shooting them both in the head. >> this whole city is in mourning. mourning a man who gave his life as a guardian for all of us. we're humbled by officer randolph holder's example. >> officer holder was a native of guyana where his father and grandfather whether both police officers. meantime, the suspect is expected to be released from the hospital later today and transferred to police custody. orts auto reliability survey has the car industry rumbling this morning. the top brands this year, lexus, toyota, audi, mazda, subaru and kia. buick is the only domestic brand on the most reliable list. among the brands receiving lower marks? general motors, acura, ford and fiat. all have said that they're working to improve their cars. complaints focus on complicated new fuel efficient transmissions. the consumer reports is
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stripping its recommendation of the $127,000 tesla model s which is once called the best car we've ever driven. owners reported squeaks, leaks and charging problems. the new york mets now just one win away from a trip back to the world series for the first time since the year 2000. the mets beat the chicago cubs in game three of the nlcs. second baseman led the way hitting yet another home run. murphy has hit a long ball in five straight games. and the mets win it 5-2. they're going to go for the sweep tonight in chicago. sorry, cubs' fans! in the american league the kansas city royals wasted no time jumping all over toronto's pitcher ben zobrist hitting this two-run homer in the first inning. the royals never looked back. they win it 14-2. that's a shellacking. they lead the series three games to one. they can punch their ticket to the world series with a win tonight in toronto.
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it's going to be a decisive night. big night in baseball. newly released video shows this man running onto a tarmac at the denver airport chasing after a flight that he missed. this happened back in august. but now we're just seeing the video. okay. take a look. 58-year-old mark wamar just missed the flight to ohio. he ran out on emergency exit door onto the tarmac as the plane rushed back from the terminal, trying to hail the plane as if it were a taxi. >> pretty sure they'll let him on the plane. >> he was quickly apprehended. apparently his reason for doing this, trying to get to his high school reunion. >> guess he didn't make it. >> pleaded guilty to criminal tampering and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service. i've never seen anybody run to their high school reunion. >> maybe run in the other direction. >> exactly. >> natalie, thank you. >> mr. roker. quick check of the forecast. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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ather.degrees. all right, matt, thanks very much. coming up, the sex scandal rocking the university of louisville basketball team. accusations that strippers and escorts were hired for players and recruits. will hall of fame coach rick pitino survive the scandal? plus, the need for speed. what retailers are doing to get your holiday purchases to you earlier than ever this year, but, first, this is "today" on nbc. we thought we'd be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn't need a loan. we needed short-term funding. fast.
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oh just relax. it's gonna be a long time before anybody peeks at your undercarriage again. story... ==topvo== a very good morning to you. it's 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a developing story this morning, firefighters at the scene of a strip mall in the south bay that damaged four businesses. it broke out shortly after 5:00 a.m. at a shopping center on east evelyn avenue and fair oaks. firefighters believe it started in a barber shop which then spread through the buildings' common attic. other businesses impacted include a tacoria and convenience store. so far firefighters aren't sure what caused the fire, although there is a belief that someone tried to start a fire earlier this week at the strip smal. we'll check your forecast with meteorologist kari hall. >> it's looking beautiful out
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there this morning. the sun is rising over mt. hamilton. we'll see the sun throughout the day, warming up the temperatures to 88 degrees in gilroy. half moon bay 73 degrees, and the castro up to 75 today. in oakland, a high of 92. napa topping out at 86. dublin 84 degrees. let's see how the roads are moving with mike. >> kari, a slower drive in many spots. a cluster of crashes. 280 out of san francisco, looks like traffic is moving slowly. over here a crash westbound at about poway caused slowing for the upper eastshore freeway. concord westbound, very slow. those crashes are out of the roadway. also slowing southbound 880, the crash haves cleared from san leanne dough, hayward and union city. the san mateo is jammed in both directions on the bayshore. in general, the northbound route through san jose, the freeways grinding down and pushing their way into silicon valley. back to you. >> thank you very much. we'll be back with another
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suspect in a deadly road rage shooting. the unidentified shooter opened fire on another car while they were both moving and hit a 4-year-old girl in the back seat. sad news close to us. new york city police officer died overnight after he was shot in a confrontation with a suspect he was pursuing. 33-year-old randolph holder was a five-year veteran of the force. the alleged gunman ran away but was captured several blocks away. coming up we'll try to clear up confusion being felt by millions of women this morning over the new screening recommendations for breast cancer. just when should you start getting your mammograms? let's begin the half hour with mounting pressure on hall of fame coach rick pitino and his university of louisville basketball program amid allegations that a former staffer paid for strippers to attend on campus parties with players and recruits. craig melvin is there this morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning.
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the university of louisville has one of the most storied programs in all of college basketball. this mornings multiple investigations into whether sex was used to woo star recruits. college basketball powerhouse and hall of fame coach rick pitino rocked by scandal this morning after a new book from former escort claims there were more than 20 sex parties for basketball recruits on the university of louisville campus from 2010 to 2014. she spoke exclusively to espn's outsi outside the lines. >> the recruit would pick out the girl. andre would tell me what girl the recruit wanted. i would tell the girl and she would say her price. >> reporter: she claims andre paid her and her escorts to lure recruits to the school. >> he would take them into another room. her and the recruit would do what they did behind closed doors.
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>> reporter: mcgee, a paid staffer on the ncaa championship team in to 13 is not commenting. head basketball coach says he was unaware of the allegations and is devastated. >> if there was any wrong doing, big if. people have to pay for the crimes, another if. if it happens we have to own up to it. >> if the ncaa comes down on louisville, they come down on i pitino too. >> reporter: his lawyer said he has no personal knowledge he knew of the allegations but says powell told him she once asked mcgee about pitino. >> mcgee, whether he was being candid or flippant said, coach pitino knows everything. >> reporter: a championship team and its famous coach in a controversy now playing out off the court. as for former assistant coach andre mcgee, he is now on paid
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administrative leave from his current job as the assistant coach at the university of missouri, kansas city. no criminal charges have been filed so far. one of the outstanding questions remains, where did the money come from? the money used to pay for the dancers and escorts. >> craig melvin. wait to see if we can get an answer to that question. let's check with the weather now and al. we have really warm temperatures but big changes temperature-wise in the northeast and mid-atlantic states. we're going to be looking at, if not records, close through the plain states into the midwest. st. louis high today 85 degrees. 77 atlanta. in new york city we'll get up to 76 degrees. 13 above average. this frontal system will bring cooler air. ahead of it tomorrow temperatures 5 from 15 degrees above average. boom! front drops down. into the mid-atlantic states. we drop down to 60 for a high on friday in new york. 52 in buffalo.
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raleigh stays warm. so does myrtle beach. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. long sleeves needed this morning as we start out in the 50s, but it will be short sleeves this afternoon as we make it into the upper 80s in the north bay. san francisco, 75 degrees. in the east bay, look for a high of 80 degrees. 87 in the tri-valley. a lot of sunshine as we top out at 79 degrees in the peninsula. the south bay can expect a high of 83 degrees over the next few days, our temperatures will be slowly going downward heading into the weekend. ou need, it go to the weather channel on cable and weather.com online. savannah? >> all right, al. thanks. coming up on "trending," the disgusting reason why your sweaters are full of holes. >> can't wait. and next, next day, same day, even one hour. the intense competition between stores to get your gifts to you even faster this holiday season. but first on a wednesday morning, these messages.
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morning indicates almost half of holiday browsing and buying will be done on the web. >> as much as i can stay home and just be with the kids, i'll do it online. >> reporter: retailers are building pop-up warehouses to handle the demand, some the size of 20 football fields while amazon is gearing up with robots and real people. >> we're hiring 100,000 seasonal employees across the country in order to meet an increase in customer demand. >> reporter: but these day amazon's two-day prime seems downright sluggish when you consider free overnight shipping, same day and even one hour. and for extreme instant gratification buy on your smartphone and pick it up almost immediately in the store. target, macy's, walmart and others, all in hot pursuit of those digital dollars. 46% of online buyers say they will use the option of picking up purchases at the store. >> we're putting 3,500 department managers in our stores specifically to service our customers that coming in to
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pick up their online orders. >> reporter: christmas won't come earlier this year, but your gifts just might. in an impatient world that hates to wait, gift getting faster and easier. >> you can shop in your jammies. >> i sure can, or when i'm off, at work, either way. >> reporter: who did you say you work for. >> right. >> reporter: she's not alone, of course. a whopping 30% of online holiday shoppers say they will do some of their buying this year while on the job, an those are just the people who owned up to it. guys, back to you. >> doing it right now. >> guilty. >> guilty. >> yeah, thank you so much. >> i don't know. i mean, if you shop now, then you don't need those hour or day-type things. >> but if you've forgotten somebody. >> then you're in trouble. >> exactly. up next, where is luke skywalker? carson will dig into the biggest unanswered questions about the new "star wars" trailer right after this. new "star wars" trailer right after this. ♪
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we carve cran-o'-lanterns. 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. all right. carson has bellied up to the bar, because he is still fighting a case of "star wars" fever. >> that's right. unbelievable. seventh installment of the "star wars" saga doesn't open for another two months but advanced ticket sales for imax vehicles of the movie have already surpassed $6 million. fans are in a frenzy desperately trying to score tickets to midnight screenings when the movie opens december 18th and many are asking the question, many of the crew here, too, this morning, where is luke
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skywalker? >> nothing will stand in our way. i will finish what you started. >> "star wars: the force awakens" is already shattering records selling more advanced tickets in its first day of sale than any other movie, and it doesn't even hit theaters for two months. fans crashed websites like fandango and movietickets.com. forcing diehard fanatics to buy their tickets the old-fashioned way, waiting in line at local movie theaters. the "star wars" hype is hitting high gear, with the new two and a half-minute trailer already viewed more than 20 million times in one day. on social media fans are dissecting every frame, searching for plot details or clues about their favorite characters. and while happens, leia and chewy are back in the spotlight, there seems to be no sign of series hero luke skywalker missing from the movie trailer and the movie poster causing "star wars" fanatics to use the twitter hashtag whereisluke. >> the force is calling for you. >> with a film franchise that's earned more than $4 billion,
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"star wars: the force awakens" is on track to become the biggest movie in the galaxy. and those who are buying tickets early are trying to make a profit themselves. here's one we found on ebay. guys, $2,000. >> oh, come on. >> my gosh, come on. >> there you go. pony up, matt lauer. >> geez. >> i have to see the other ones first. >> that's right. >> al predicts this movie could make $2 billion. >> i think so. >> that's crazy. >> $2,000 ticket one at a time. >> i think it will be the highest grossing movie of all e high speaking of epic adventures, see where wrangler is this morning running for speaker of the house. >> is luke with him? >> wrangler wednesday, our buddy is kicking off his three-day adventure, wrangler on the road. at the end of the summer we challenged all of you to hit the 3 million followers mark on
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twitter. we said if we hit that number we would send wrangler on the road and we came through. the time has finally come. wrangler's first stop on the trip is our nation's capital where he's visiting nbc capitol hill correspondent kelly old dell. kelly, what have you and wrangler been up to so far? >> reporter: good morning. on my day job on capitol hill i don't get to say "good boy" very often and wrangler and i have been having a good time with. his handler saxon he made a big trip first on amtrak, very first train ride and then coming here to the capital where he was able to check out all the sites and i was able to also introduce him to his home state senator, chuck schumer, of new york. we had a terrific time, and then he did a night tour at the monument, the lincoln memorial and also the white house, and i'm told there was no sighting of bo or sunny, the obama dogs but he's been an attraction here on the mall, having a great time and attracting friends who have come by to take pictures. now, of course, saxon tells me that this adventure is not just for the fun of it but he is
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being socialized, getting to meet new people and getting to learn what it's like to take a train or later today a flight, things that he might do as a guide dog down the road, but this has been maybe the most fun i've had in a long time. no politics here. just a sweetheart who loves to give a little kiss and just take it easy there, wrangler, at nation's mall. >> just like congress. >> so much fun. >> al said just like congress. >> taking it easy. >> thanks, kelly. good stuff. >> reporter: good to see you. >> go to guidingeyes.org, and we have a link on our website as well. back to you guys. >> sometimes it's hard to shoot dogs in a flattering way. >> it is, it is, yeah. >> a lot of business i guess in the way. >> wow. >> just ahead, break out your hover boards. the cast of "back to the future" reunites in studio 1a on this
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coverage of the south bay shigella good wednesday morning to you. it's 7:56. continuing coverage of the south bay shigella outbreak. things are getting worse for the restaurant involved and the number of people involved. santa clara health officials say at least 80 people have been sickened. about a dozen are still hospitalized in intensive care. they say the outbreak started at the now closed marisco's san juan restaurant on fourth street. health officials are still trying to determine exactly how the outbreak started though they know most of the cases involve patrons that ate there last friday and saturday and at least two people who ate there now have hired attorneys. shigella bacteria is highly contagious and doctors warn infections can lead to secondary cases, so even if you didn't eat there, someone could pass it on to you. we'll check the forecast now, some great weather for us,
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but for october it's strange. >> it's really warm. the warm weather continues. as we see all the sunshine, a live look from belvedere. expect a high of 83 in los gatos, 81 degrees. in the castro 75. 86 in napa, 82 in oakland. livermore up to 87 degrees. let's see how the commute is moving with mike. >> it's slow, but moving for the south bay. for the most part, no major crashes. look at the red, below 20 miles per hour in your usual suspects, northbound direction. 280 and 81 toward 85 where they hit mountain view and cupertino. the sdumbarton and san mateo bridges slow. one lane blocked through san mateo. your approach through the bay bridge, expect a slowdown there. daly city with a series of crashes, slowing down a little extra. >> thank you very much.
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we'll be back with another local news update in about half hour. hope to see you then.
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♪ coming up, breast cancer confusion. as the american cancer society raises the age for recommended mammograms. we'll tell you what the new guidelines mean for millions of american women. ♪ then we're going back in time with the cast of "back to the future". >> marty. you've got to come back with me. >> where? >> back to the future. ♪ back in time >> we've got an exclusive reunion on a milestone day for the beloved movie franchise. ♪ don't you know and we'll talk with two of the hottest stars in hollywood. kate hudson and patrick dempsey.
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today, october 21st, 2015. >> here from north carolina celebrating breast cancer recovery. >> good morning, virginia! >> aloha, hawaii. >> good morning, illinois. >> go blue. ♪ >> we're celebrating 16. >> good morning. we're celebrating my first day in new york! >> it's 8:00 now on a wednesday morning. it is october 21st, 2015, and there's something you don't see every day. that is carson driving into the plaza in the "back to the future" delorean. >> we're here. >> and look who is in the passenger seat. >> wow. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's doc brown. >> marty. >> all right, doc. we made it. >> yeah. >> we made it back to the future. >> i have always wanted to see
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one of these cars. >> wow, it's the flux capacitor. >> right in the back. you need help getting out. let me help doc brown get out of that car. >> yeah. >> watch your head, sir. >> watch your head. christopher, come on over here. all right, doc. >> that's awesome. >> how cool is that? >> that is a life time dream come true right there. >> the got a piece of "back to the future." in my hand, tomorrow "usa today" features a special "back to the future" edition with some very familiar headlines and marty mcfly jr. arrested for theft. we've also got -- this is from the original movie from back to the "usa today" gang rampage. hover board rampage so pretty cool stuff. thrilled to have christopher here along with michael j. fox and leah thompson. we'll have our reunion of the "back to the future" cast in just a couple of minutes. >> first a check with natalie with the top stories this morning, the real one, nat, good morning.
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>> good morning to you guys, once again, and there could be a breakthrough this morning in a search for a new speaker of the house. wisconsin republican paul ryan tentatively agreed late tuesday to run for speaker, but he attached several conditions. he said his divided party must unite behind him by friday so he won't have to face constant leadership challenges. the married father of three young children said he will not give up his family time. vice president joe biden appeared to tout his presidential credentials on tuesday as he prepared to announce whether he'll run for the white house at two events honoring former vice president walter mondale, biden spoke of his close working relationship with president obama. he said that he, not the secretary of state, carries more weight when speaking to foreign leaders. biden also changed his version of the osama bin laden raid saying he told the president he thought he should do it. biden had previously said that he had urged the president to get more information first.
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syrian president bashar assad is back in damascus after a surprise trip to moscow overnight. the kremlin says russian president vladimir putin summoned assad to discuss how current military operations in syria can lead to peace and political stability. russia deepened its involvement in syria's civil war by launching air strikes last month. canada's new prime minister designate told president obama on tuesday that canada will withdraw from the u.s.-led bombing campaign against isis. justin trudeau said canada will continue to help train afghan forces. trudeau said that withdrawing canadian fighter jets fulfills a campaign promise. and a sailor and his cat are safe after a dramatic rescue off the coast of alaska. the man's sailboat lost its rudder and its rigging while being tossed around on 20-foot waves. a coast guard plane located him and then radioed for help from a nearby oil drilling ship. the sailor rode wave after wave before he was finally able to leap on to the larger ship, and
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once aboard his rescuers found that the sailor had tucked his pet cat into his jacket as well. a happy ending there as well. savannah, we'll send it back over to you. >> nat, thank you so much. now to a major shift yet again when it comes to when women should starting getting screens from breast cancer. the advice has varied and changed through the years, and now in an about-face the american cancer society is recommending that most women get yearly mammograms starting at 45, not the previously recommended age of 40 and women 55 and older should scale back to every other year and here to break it down is our dr. susan radiologist. doctor, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> you and i were just chatting. i have to tell you i can't keep it straight anymore. i don't know what all these different groups are recommending. i don't know what i'm supposed to do, and this is my age group so what's the bottom line here? >> i'll tell you as a doctor and as a female i am angered and i am concerned. i think there's a lot of confusion about how often women
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should be screened and when they should begin, and i think that the american cancer society has tried to set up guidelines where we're moving away from a one-size-fits-all type of screening to a more personalized or individualized type of screening. >> which sounds good. >> which sounds good. however, the issues really are -- they are -- their gien lines are directed towards the average risk woman. that is a woman who has no family history, no genetic predisposition. but in those patients, that's where we find most of our breast cancers. only 15% of the cancers that we find actually have a family history. the remainder are all sporadic events, and now we're -- they are asking us to take these patients and start screening later. that means we'll find breast cancers much larger. >> so what is the downside of screening earlier as for years and years was the recommendation, at 40 every year you do your mammogram. >> right. so what they say are the downsides and what they are
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trying to move away from are what we call false positives and overdiagnosis. in terms of false positives, these are finding things on mammography where we need to call a patient back for either an additional view or an ultrasound and that really only happens in 10% of cases. with our new digital imaging, we are much better at decreasing the number of false positives, but, still, yes, 1% to 2% will wind up with a biopsy, but can i tell you in my practice and generally speaking to physicians that take care of patients, we are able to with those additional views limit patient having biopsies and when they do have a biopsy and it's benign, they breathe a sigh of relief, and no one would want to miss finding breast cancer early. >> i'm out of time but i have to ask because there's always an admonition, talk to your doctor, get a mammogram if you want. but will insurance pay for it if it's not a recommendation? >> right now these are guidelines and nothing is written in stone. talk to your doctor.
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we don't know what insurance companies will do. there's a lot of uncertainty and most of us are very angry. >> appreciate it. thanks very much. matt, over to you. thanks very much. coming up, the former oscar host who could be returning to that role next year. and we're going back in time with an exclusive "back to the future" cast reunion right here in studio 1a. but these messages.
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back now at 8:12. how is the delorean? >> awesome to drive. >> it was. >> great christopher lloyd on a day like today, so cool. checked so many boxes. >> carson's dream sequence. >> get up to 108 miles per hour. >> no, not quite. got it to 8. >> it looked fun. if you think your living space is cramped, take a look at this truck. it looks like any other, right this. >> sure. >> it's not this. truck is actually home for a 23-year-old man who works for google. actually pashlgd right outside the headquarters of google. the guy's name is brandon. he is not poor. he's just doing this to save money on rent. brandon says he was paying about $2,000 a month in rent. he says he was almost never home, so he bought the truck for about $10,000. he's got 128 square feet of living space. there's a dresser, a coat rack
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and a bed. >> and a giant turtle on the bed. >> and a giant turtle on the bed. what does he do about the basics and the bathroom and the kitchen? >> well, brandon eats and bathes at office. apparently google gives a lot of perks to employees like unlimited food, free gym access and laundry services and this is how he's making his life. >> if you're going to do it, park a little ways away so you feel like you're getting away. >> saves money on gas. >> restroom in the middle of the sgligt if we parked a truck right here, do you think they would let us? >> we can do a little better on the decorating though. >> he's a guy. he's 23 years old. >> just saying it needs a little tlc. >> had to make his bed for the photo shoot. >> it will be hard to bring a girl will. >> let's go back to the truck. >> and now to the guy who actually did what so many of us had dreamed of doing at airport. natalie mentioned this earlier
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this the show. this man missed his plane in denver and burst through an emergency door and ran on the tarmac to stop the plane. there he. >> that's not a regional commuter. >> that's a big plane. >> well, he pleaded guilty this week to misdemeanor tampering and got 100 hours of community service. i got to tell you, i can relate to the feeling, can't you? wanting to just stop that plane, yeah. >> but there's nothing worse when you arrive and the gates are already closed and you're like sorry. >> the plane doesn't leave for 20 minute. >> it's just sitting there, can't you just open the door again, please. >> don't run out to it. >> don't do that. >> spent a little time at the bar beforehand. >> probably right. >> exactly right. >> all right. you ever pull out your sweaters in the fall and then you look and you see there's all those little holes at them after they have been stashed away for the summer. you probably think moths, >> you brought think moths. huffington post says that moths like to lay their eggs in dark area in animal fibers like wool,
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kaz mer and silk and making it a perfect place for the bredding. they look like larva. >> they look like that. >> we would not mind those. they look like that. not so much. >> yeah, to stop it, you should wash the clothes in very hot water and vacuum your closets and carpets. >> i like the larry larva cartoon guy. >> yeah, that's cute. >> yeah, i love that. now, to who is hosting the oscars. carson your turn. >> okay. we're going start off with if news and producers say that they wanted two people at the helm but now all is speculating around one man. chris rock. he is in talk with producers and saying that the official announcement is expected and they're declining to comment so far. this is not the first time that he ran the show.
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he would follow this year's host kneel patrick's harris. >> yeah, i like it. great. love it. next to daniel radcliff open oing up. every time that i went out to dance, camera phones came out. what's the easiest way to escape it? alcohol. he was only 12 when the first harry pot er came out. he has overcome the odds and he says that it's because he truly loves acting and does not want to jeopardize that. now, the dance moves have a lot of people talking. there are unique to say the least. the internet had some fun with it.
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♪ [ laughter ] ♪ >> there's the actual song there. the means did not end. >> some come playing them to elaines dance in sienfield. >> that's your pop start. >> thank you so much. the big story is the flooding rains that we're expecting in texas later on this week and starting today and into the weekend we should see anywhere from five to seven i h inches of rain and extending up to oklahoma. how about back to the future music. that's rieblght. thanks to our friends and new york city we're going to take you temperatures to the future. between 1956 and 1985 the average temperature in new york city was 56.4 and now risen to 55.5, and if we continue at this
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pace by 2045 the average is 57.4 degrees. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures are in the mid 50s. in the upper 40s for the north day. temperatures warming up today. 75 degrees in san francisco. the north bay up to 87 degrees. we will have 87 degrees in the tri-valley. the peninsula tops out at 79. in the south bay, up to 83. these temperatures above average. it will slowly be going down as we head closer to the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right. here we go. october 21 ask that's a day that the fans have been waiting for. this is the day in part two. remember dock brown travel 30
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years into the future. it was also 30 years ago in year that the first movie was released. fox, christopher lloyd handleyia thoand lea thom joining us. how is it that you haven't aged a bit, not one of you. >> well, i like to joke that one prediction that "back to the future"-2-got right is that marty mcfly would have a receding airlinine, and that's happened. >> and it worked. >> it's happened. it's come true. >> the story goes that the original script for the original movie got rejected dozens of times. people just thought it was too far out there. when you guys first read the script with time traveling deloreans and flex capacitor, what did you think? >> it was a great script. i mean, i -- i always had a strange sense of humor, so the idea that i got to play a character that was madly in heat for her own son. >> i'm glad you switched that. >> which was pretty much, you
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know, i think why the film was rejected in a lot of -- definitely by disney. i just thought it was like a crazy story, and it was a perfect script. >> when you have names like robert zemekis and steven spielberg attached to the project, does that take a lot of fear out of it? >> absolutely. when i came in there was another actor who did like nine weeks on the movie and then they brought me in and so i -- i didn't see a lot of the early foundational stuff that was done. i kind of got thrown in and got the script and read it and thought it was fantastic and then i was on the set shooting and it was like it happened so fast so i kind of discovered in the process of doing, it wow, these guys know their stuff. it was just an amazing experience. >> christopher, you said that when you saw michael on set and you guys started working together, it was a version of love at first sight. tell me about it. >> well, they often ask you about the chemistry. i just felt we had a chemistry from the instant we walked on
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the set. >> the so shameless. >> so happy to see each other, but -- but never had to be manufactured. nobody had to say, you know, work for this kind of, you know, chemistry. it just was there. it was innate, and -- and it was wonderful. >> let me go back to what you said a second ago, lea. you have to remember you were playing lorraine, a character works technically falls in love with her own son. >> literally. >> literally that. can have a huge ick factor to it if not taken and played the right way. >> right. >> and yet you play it for laughs. how hard was it in. >> well, you know, it was the '80s i was not lorraine mcfly so it was interesting to get to that weird kind of -- i had to sing "mr. sandman" to get into character. mr. sandman and i would get into this weird thing that she was in, and to make that character work, to make it innocent yet, you know, horny. >> she was like a delorean
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filled with hormones this, girl. >> yeah. >> what lines do people recite to you all the time when they come up to you if they want to talk about "back to the future," is there a line of yours that they always say to you, christopher? >> oh, where we're going we don't need roads. >> lea. >> you're my density. >> you're my density. >> and mcfly, you irish bug. >> yeah, yeah. >> and mcfly, you irish bug. >> october 21st, 2015, significant in the second movie because that's the date you go to in the future, and, of course, a lot of the people now like to go back and look at things that were predict the in the move to see if they came true. i'll go through the list. you raise your hanchltds true or not true, hover boards. >> yes they are true. in canada they kind of have one. >> a version of them, but not like -- >> close. >> because they have a magnetic thing. it's not the free ranging thing as in the movie. >> partial credit we'll give you
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for that one. >> drones. >> yeah. >> everywhere. >> flying cars? >> no. >> i mean, they could exist. people just don't -- i don't think they want to do it. >> cars that drive themselves which is almost as impressive. >> and the cubs winning the world series. >> wish they weren't plight mets. >> it's pretty crazy. >> you said if the cubs make it to the world series you would like to throw out a first pitch. >> i didn't say that. >> no. >> it's been suggested. >> would you like to? >> i suppose. i mean, how do you turn down such an offer, you know. >> where does it rank, the trilogy and in particular the first one, the first experience with "back to the future," where does it range in terms of when you look pack at your careers and the things that pleased you and made you smile? >> kind of monumental. i mean, the whole experience. i mean, here we are 30 years later and doesn't seem to have lost any momentum, and, i mean, it's amazing. >> michael? >> "family ties" and "back to the future" were like two
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amazing things that happened in one lifetime and marty mcfly and alex keaton, the chance to play both of those characters is a privilege that i'll never -- i can't be grateful enough for. >> happy anniversary, guys. >> yay. >> and we want to tell people that the "back to the future" trilogy 30th anniversary edition on blu-ray and dvd is in stores today. savannah? >> matt, thank you so much. look who i'm here with, kate hudson. did you love "back to the future" as a kid in. >> forget it. still, my kids' favorites. >> we have a delorean out on the plaza. >> absolutely. i love it. >> kate is
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story... ==topvo== good morning. it's 8:26. a developing story right now. firefighters at the scene of a strip mall fire still in the south bay that's damaged four businesses. that fire broke out shortly after 5:00 this morning at a shopping center. firefighters believe it started in a barber shop which is destroyed. it spread through the common attic which is shares with the other businesses impacted this morning. so far, there are no reports of any injuries and firefighters have not yet determined what caused that fire. if you are trying to make it to work today, what's is like on the roadways? >> at the peek of the commute.
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the southbound much lighter. look at your map. see the red on the approach. 580, 880, the walnut street interchange, starting to look lighter, from red to orange, up toward the 30 mile per hour work for some stretches. here is the south bay jammed up. 880 toward 101, the latest crash on the southbound side causes more jam. >> we are looking forward to a more optimistic road forecast in 25 minutes.
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♪ 8:30 now, it is wednesday, october 21st, 2015. quite a famous date. and we've got a delorean on the plaza, it's "back to the future" day right here on the plaza. it looks pretty good. it looks fancy. >> uh-huh. >> and dry. >> sweet. >> that's a bonus. >> already this week we have done pizzas, burgers on our "what the heck are you eating" week? trying to make healthy alternatives. today joy bauer tackles yogurt. often you think that's better than a bowl of ice cream, but is that always the case? >> that's like the "seinfeld" episode. >> i live next to that frozen
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yogurt place. and we have kate hudson here to talk about her new comedy with bill murray and her halloween plans. and we have joan london who had the chance to catch up with patrick dempsey, what he's doing to honor his mom's legacy and what he revealed to joan about the next bridget jones movie. first we'll get a check of the weather. >> here's what we have starting off with today. a risk of strong storms down through the southwest. wet weather there as well. some showers in the pacific northwest. we'll get a beautiful look at weather here in the northeast. maybe a sprinkle or two in northern new england. then for tomorrow, rip currents along the gulf coast. heavy rain in texas, kansas, oklahoma, on into new mexico. showers all the way up into the central plains. beautiful along the west coast. look for sunshine and warmer conditions down through florida with the rain coming to an good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. clear blue skies, a beautiful
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start for the day. the expect the high up to 85 in los gatos. and then 85 in san rafael. warming up inland. oakland, 82. livermore, up to 87 degrees. have a great day. >> that's your late weather. what's your name, sweetie? >> elise. >> nice to see you. that's your latest weather. what is your name, sweetie? >> elise. >> nice to see you. >> we have an outtake for everybody to check out from last night's best time ever with neil patrick harris. he is the voices in jesse tyler's head as he interviewed contractors doing everything they told him to say. >> he has no idea what is in his bedroom. >> as a kid i used to love to go
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to chuck e. cheese. can we do a bounce room? >> balls, balls, balls, balls, balls. >> come here, get in. oh, steve! oh, steve. stay with me, steve. you can catch the best with "neil patrick harris" coming up on nbc. >> i'm still not speaking to him. kathie lee and hoda are with us now. kathie lee's induction into the broadcasting cable and hall of fame. >> yay! >> i still can't believe. >> by the way, your speech was so wonderful. it was the perfect combination of humor and heartfelt
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sentiment. >> thank you. >> it was really nice. did you have a good time? >> it's the kind of thing you dread, you know, because you're in it. you've been in it 20 years. maybe you don't even remember. but you dread it because so many things can go wrong. you dread it because it's -- i would rather give an award rather than receive, wouldn't you? except for hoda. but it's just easier. but it's a huge honor. the best part of the evening was they honored frank. i think it's the only hall of fame he's not yet in. and my children, our children were there to receive it for their dad. so it was going to be difficult for me emotionally. if it had just been me, then you keep it all in perspective, but the fact it was to honor, frank, too, for all his accomplishments and everything -- and bob eigar and -- dr. phil, just a lot of -- it was great company, you know. a lot of strindustry people you wouldn't know there, but they are captains of the industry. so just delighted to be in.
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>> we should mention hoda and regis. >> regis was in rare form. and you have a little wardrobe malfunction right there. >> yeah, he did, on the red carpet. >> so we gathered around. >> we wanted to witness it. what happened, fantastic. >> we're protecting him from the paparazzi. >> yes, we did. congratulations. >> congrats. >> thanks for being there, guys. everybody, just one more night you have to be -- >> honored to be there. thank you, everybody. >> kathie lee posse. >> felt the love. coming up next, is frozen yogurt really better for you than ice cream? is joy bauer going to ruin this for us? >> never, never. >> killjoy bauer. that's coming up next, but first this is "today" on nbc. >> she won't stop.
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>> we are back at 8:38. time for our special series what the heck are you eating where we give you healthier options to some of our favorite foods. this morning frozen yogurt is on joy lawyer's menu. >> there's nothing like a creamy dreamy frozen dessert, and in response to our love affair with ice cream and determination to stay slim and fit frozen yogurt shops can be found on practically every street corner and in every shopping mall but is frozen yogurt really better than ice cream? check this out a medium fro-yo with two tablespoons of each chocolate sprinkles and granola clocks in at 400 calories, that's the equivalent of eating eight chocolate chip cookies or an indulgent slice of apple pie and for comparison sake the same size of full fat ice cream with
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same topping weighs in at 710 calories. feel a brain freeze coming on? i'm not surprised. here's what you need to know. first, the difference between ice cream and frozen yogurt. regular ice cream is are a mix of full fat dairy products, classically cream and whole milk mingled with sugered a and flavoring. to be considered ice cream, it must contain at least 10% milk fat, but many popular brands have significantly more fat which drives up the calories. on the other hand, light or reduced-fat ice cream and frozen yogurt are made with the very same ingredients as regular ice cream but this time manufacturers use low-fat or fat-free dairy products in the mix, and typically the swap from full fat to low-fat dairy drives the calories way down. so these lighter options tend to be much more figure friendly. frozen yogurt differs from ice cream because it has yogurt cultures added. these cultures can help increase
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the good bacteria in your stomach and reduce the risk for certain digestive issues. all things considered, frozen yogurt and light ice cream end up being pretty darn similar, so i say go for whichever you prefer best. and if you're eating it regularly, stick with a small and enjoy one tablespoon of any delicious topping to avoid packing on the pounds. that original calorie portion which weighed in at 400 is now just 180. light, lean and satisfying. now that you know what the heck you're eating enjoy every dreamy creamy bite. mmm. >> joy, i can't believe you let us have topping, i'm in shock. >> first of all, i'm crazy for all thingsize cream, frozen yogurt, regular ice cream so i was on a mission to make this work. >> what do we have here. >> a few tricks for controlling portion size because that tend to trip people up. when you're at home scooping in hard packs, invest in some
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pretty smaller ramekins or bowl because one scoop, which is about half a cup serving that's what the nutrition stats are for and will look much more visually appealing. if this was in a larger bowl it would look measly and then you add a second or third and then the calories and sugar skyrocket. >> what's this? >> we're at a frozen yogurt shop. i made two look-alike frozen yogurt. the same, vanilla, this is 200 and this one is only 100 calories, how come, cafna, what did i do, oh, i know what you did. >> you put fruit in the bottom of one of those. >> i know you, joy bauer and the little tricks. >> fill the bottom portion of the cup with fruit and then you'll substantially decreates calories but you'll still have the nice hardy portion. >> a good idea. we know that cups are calorie free so what about cones, this cone is a waiver cone, just 20 calories and standard sugar cone
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no big deal and when you get up to a waffle cone, this is a little bit more, 160, and if it's chocolate covered it's in danger territory and 320. look how big it is. >> it's huge. >> we love topping. >> when it comes to fresh fruit go for it. they are super low callry. other than fresh fruit the best most healthiest topping will be granola, nuts and dark chocolate tips. all of the toppings, even the not so healthy topping like marshmallow and oreos and sprinkles, whatever you put in on average will clock in at about 50 calories per table spoofnlt keep in mind when you request a topping, the person that is preparing it for you will generally put on two tablespoons per request so just say one table spoofn whatever you want and you're good to go. not so bad. i'm not so bad. >> you aren't that bad. >> what an endorsement. joy, thank you so much. >> i mean, i'm great. >> we love her.
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find all of her tips and recipes on today.com. coming up next, kate hudson live in studio ♪ ♪ ♪
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we're back now with oscar-nominated actress kate hudson who stars in the movie redads bar who plays a prostitute when he finds himself in afghanistan. take a look. >> i like your dress. >> i bet. >> sparkling, huh? >> i'm mercy with an "m." >> the can you sing? >> sweet, i can do things that to you are illegal in every civilized. >> don't get all bashful now. you're the one who shot the
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movie. kate, good to see you, merci with an "i." >> how does she end up in afghanistan with a hooker? >> where the money was at, i guess, so she just wanted to boat out and move on. called it retiring. >> called it her 401(k) trip. >> and then she's going to be a real estate agent. >> because you play a prostitute some of the dangerous questions with dangerous like how did you prepare to the role and did it come easily to you and things like that? >> we should stay away from that. >> did you like playing her? >> yeah, i enjoyed it, because it was -- it was fun. you know. i -- i think, you know, it allowed me to work with one of my heros, you know, which is bill murray in a way i probably never would have been normally been able to work with him, you know, where we goat sort of have an intimate relationship in a very bizarre circumstance. >> everybody thinks of him as this off-the-charts wacky guy. >> yeah. >> but he also has a very serious side to him, especially
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when he's in the middle of shooting something. >> he's a very thoughtful actor. sometimes he's incredibly goofy and out there, and you're just like whoa, where's bill going and sometimes he's, you know, very focused and -- and -- and, you know, i enjoyed watching him. he never makes a bad move as an actor which as an actor watching one of my heros. his choices are just impeccable and we see that and it's that thing where you either have that or you don't, and he's just one of those, you know, actors. >> i think -- i feel like we've known each other for a long time. >> for a long time. >> and yet i read a little bit but and learned things about you each time i do that. we have something in common. each have a love of halloween. >> i love halloween. >> your brother oliver says you guys throw epic halloween parties. >> we throw great parties. >> and you pay for them. >> i saw that. that's true. he convinces me -- i'm one like every year or so, i don't know
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if i want to do it this year and oliver is like you're doing it, you're doing it, you're doing it. >> and you go all out with costumes. >> we go all out, theme it out and then me and my girlfriends all dress up the same. >> you show me yours and i'll show you mine. >> we've got pictures. >> narrate for me. what are we seeing here. >> which one are you? >> that's -- we were wildlings so we did a "game of thrones" theme and we all dressed up to say we with wildlings. >> for-minute year was 2000, j. lo. >> yes. >> okay. >> that's your next one. take your next best shot. >> the that was -- i was a chicken. i was a breastfeeding chicken. >> really. >> yes. >> they were -- you know, it was a very interesting night. they were just all over the place. >> they were. >> i would sneak away and pump. it was awesome. >> is that you? >> who does this for you?
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>> the "saturday night live" people. we have help. it's not fair. >> this is not fair at all. >> i know, the other thick that i'm reading about you, are you aware about crazy interested people are in your personal life? >> oh, yeah, i am. >> how do you deal with that? >> i just sort of -- i block it out. i just block it out and keep moving forward on my priorities, my kids, my career and let all of the noise kind of -- >> right now personally is it fair to that you're out to have a good time, nice time, not real interested in a big realationship? >> i'm in one of the best places in my life i think i've been in, and so i'm enjoying my independence, and -- and enjoying just a very -- it's a very different time for me and i'm -- i feel really good and i've been working more than i ever, have and i've got a lot on my plate and that's -- that's where i'm at. >> favorite date night? >> favorite date night.
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>> like what's may favorite thing to do. >> i mean, it depends. i like to have fun, but i also, you know, i like -- i like getting -- i like being cozy so if, you know, if i like someone, i like cozy. >> snuggie pajamas and good conversation and a bottle of wine. >> and some kind of reality tv show. i'll do that. >> i didn't see that coming. >> this movie is funy? it really is. "rock the kasbah." hits theaters on friday. pleasure. happy halloween almost. >> thank you. >> coming up, another big star, joan lunden shares their conversation, burks first, on a wednesday morning this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back. it's 8:52 on pink power. at star whose mother died of ovarian cancer and he has a special project and our special correspondent joan lunden has more on this. good morning, joan. >> good morning, savannah. i spent time with patrick dempsey for the demsey challenge where the dempsey family come together for their community and in memory of his mother amanda. >> do not run over patrick and joan. >> the dempsey challenge is a run, walk and cycle fund-raising event to raise money for the patrick dempsey center for cancer hope & healing. >> that's all profit that goes
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to the center so that all the services are free so it's remarkable. >> since 2008 the dempsey center provides support, education and wellness services from massage to financial advice to anyone impacted by cancer for free. it was dempsey's mom who inspired his family to start the center. >> it was i think 1997 that your mom, amanda, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. >> the my sister called and said that mom had been diagnosed with cancer. she had ovarian cancer and the tumor was the size of a grapefruit and that she needed to go into surgery immediately. >> dempsey's mother battled her cancer for many years, but she also volunteered at the center. plus, she was kind of like mother hen to everybody who came in here. >> my mother would certainly control it, yes. that was part of her thing, but, yeah, i thought -- i think it meant more to her than she could verbalize, and she wanted to give back, and she was incredibly vulnerable that
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always had a strong facade, you know, and for her to come back as a volunteer meant a lot to her and it meant a lot to the people in the community that she was here, too. >> all right. >> here we are. >> here we go, everyone. >> she led the survivor walk every year. she was really a symbol of hope in this community, wasn't she? >> she was a tremendous symbol of hope in this community. >> the center is locate in the dempsey's hometown of the lewiston, maine. >> did you act at all in school? >> i did a little bit of community theater and i was in a vaudeville troupe and did some juggling. >> little known fact about patrick dempsey. you left here, did i hear something about a unicycle at one point or something? >> yes, because i wanted to ski. >> and juggling, you juggled. >> i did. >> do you still juggle. >> yes. >> dempsey went on to act, including his mcdreamy role in "grey's anatomy" and compete in professional auto racing, but he always makes time to come back home.
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>> what's it like to come back here and for all these theme see the hometown boy? >> there's a huge embrace from the community, and you just connect to everybody, someone who is in the midst of fighting cancer and then it becomes, wow, this is really special. >> in 2014, dempsey's mother lost her battle with cancer. >> well, your mom would be very, very proud. >> she would say sit up straight and could you shave. >> it's a family affair for dempsey who brings his kids to join in the fund-raising event. >> it's great to celebrate life with the survivors and the journey that they have been through. >> this year there were almost 4,000 participants in the dempsey challenge, raising over $1.1 million. >> if your mom was here now, what would you say to her? >> you know, i think it wouldn't be in words. i think it's just in behavior with my mother. that would be not so much said to her but in the behavior and in the actions of what we're doing as a family and in her
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honor i think. >> patrick likes to emphasize it's the community and the volunteers who make the real difference with this center and for you bridget jones fans, patrick is in the middle of filming the next chapter. all he would divulge is that he plays an american, not surprisingly a love interest and he may do a little juggling in the movie. >> that's a cliffhanger, joani' ==topvo== ....of the safe rescue of a good wednesday morning. it's 8:56. new details of the safe rescue of a missing 5-year-old boy. the last 30 minutes, the sheriff's office tweeted out they located the boy, healthy and protected by his dog. he went missing tuesday on the north coast in a small town. he was found near his house. we're told the dog is doing just fine.
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a high school warning parents about students using over-the-counter cold medications to get high. the school sent a letter home indicating that three students have all been hospitalized just over the last week. they took the drugs but robitussin is a commonly used name for that drug.
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it morning on "today's take" we're heading "back to the future" with our very own delorean and an exclusive reunion with the cast. then, we're taking halloween to the next level with some of the most impressive costumes we've ever seen. then, grab your glue guns because it's time for a pumpkin palooza. all that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with the al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. wow. look at that. welcome to "today," it's wednesday morning. remember this date, october 21st, 2015. you see the delorean. the date might ring a bell if you're an aficionado of "back to the future."
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we are now at the date. >> yes. >> we're back to the future. >> "back to the future"-2-1. >> that's right. >> 30 years into the future, michael j. fox traveled. >> what was the date that marty mcfly went back to the future in the first one when he sent him back to the future. >> '55. >> when -- in other words, once he was back in 1955, what was the date that he came back. >> back to 1958. >> october 26th, 1985. >> wow. >> goes again in five days and keep this party going. >> naturally our song is "mother of love," huey lewis. >> i love huey lewis. >> that album, so many hits. >> love hi. he was like mtv classic. that's when mtv played videos. >> "i want a new drug," a classic. big prediction made in the original film and its two sequels so how much did "back to the future" get right? let's walk through some of these things. in the film marty mcfly rode on a hover board. >> okay. we kind of have a hover board.
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>> sort of hoverish board. >> but you've got to use a magnetic base. >> that's a problem. >> and then you have the ones that aren't really hover boards that everybody is rolling through airports. >> mono rovers. >> it's getting there. >> it will happen probably in the next five years. >> the movie used video chatting. of course we've had that for year, skype and facetime. good call there and the film featured dog-walking drones. >> there's an idea. >> we've got drones. >> but we need a drone that walks a dog. >> but it's -- it malfunctions. it's not going to end well. >> and how is it going to scoop the poop. >> the cast, look how long it took the film to get green lighted because people didn't see the big picture. drones that walked dogs. >> do they pick up the dog at your house, so many questions. >> does it pick up the poop, that's the bigger question. >> that's what i said. >> in the movie the characters
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wore 3-d glasses. >> yeah. >> we've got those all over the place, google glasses. one prediction, i'm sorry to say for you in chicago may not come. in "back to the future"-2-there's a billboard that reads cubs win world series. that was in 2015. they made it all the way to the nlcs, but last night at wrigley in chicago the mets beat the cubs 5-2. they are up 3-0 in that series. mets now just one win away from moving on to the world series and eliminating the cubs. >> it could happen. >> it has happened. >> it could happen. >> remember the red sox, right? >> sure. >> it could happen. >> 2004 i think. >> if they don't win it this year, does it ever matter anymore. we immediate it to be in the "back to the future" year. this is the only thing that could have erased the curse. >> not to get too deep in the espn weeds, but this cubs team is not a fluke. they are really young, they have got pitchers. they will be good for a while. >> but there's only one "back to the future" year and that would have just been perfect. >> we still don't have the flying cars. >> no flying cars.
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>> we don't have mr. fusion on the back of our cars. >> we have the self-driving car. >> that's true. >> we don't have the self-lacing shoes, remember that? i guess velcro. >> velcro counts. when you're 5 years old velcro counts. >> my kids can't wait for the self-lacing shoes because how many times do they come undone. >> did you see matt's first part of the interview with christopher lloyd and michael j. fox. he's got more and like i told you my kids loved -- we went to "back to the future" at radio city with the 85-piece orchestra and david newman conducting, loved it and the whole series, film concert series and do it with a bunch of different movies and a different way to watch the movie. >> heard you playing that this morning, the orchestra version. >> phenomenal. >> matt will be here to talk about his interview and give us more with them. >> full costumes though that you want to talk about. >> impressive. this time of year you've got to start thinking about -- we already know what we're doing for halloween. it's game time. >> can't tell anyone. >> but we found some that are online that are pretty darn
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impressive. first, it's a cinderella that transforms from ration to a gown. >> okay. >> created from comic-con in february, and wow, won the judge's prizes. watch this. >> she's just twirling. >> boom and cinderella, just like that, no mice involved. >> to keep doing that all night on halloween because once you reveal you run into a new group of people. >> can it turn back, that's the question? like if you swin in the opposite direction. >> that is nice. i like that. >> and, of course, cinderella having the pumpkin spice because the pumpkin turns into a carriage. >> you and the pumpkin spice. >> this next up, you can't see the kid inside the costume. it's 12-year-old tyler dressed as a sky ball machine. look at that. there's his feet. >> where do his eyes go. >> the problem, is unfortunately people knocked him out because they were rolling balls into him
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but that's impressive. >> his dad made that. >> that's impressive. >> that's super dad. >> not one you walk around the neighborhood trick-or-treating. >> throw the candy into the hole. >> that is efficient. >> that would be pretty cool. >> that's efficient. >> and then there's willie's most impressive costume. >> i have to shoutout that's me in 1982 at height of "star wars" mania. my mother hand made a chewbacca, not the mask, but sewed that costume and turned me into chewbacca, my favorite costume. >> she made the costume. >> it was a full suit of hair, not whatever it was. >> something. >> she sewed it by herself and bought the cheap little mask and i was chewbacca. >> let's hear your chewbacca. is that chewbacca or -- >> that sounded like a character "the simpsons." >> clearly i don't have a chewbacca. >> sounds like barney from "the simpsons." >> now -- >> i was 5. >> i didn't have a register. >> tweet us your photos of your
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video, the most impressive halloween costume you've seen or worn and use #"today's take." >> speaking costumes to candy halloween. this may be something you may get. i feel like you cannot mess with perfection which is the hershey kiss. that's the world's most perfect cannedy in my point of view except if you're going to supersize it, make it bigger, the new hershey's kisses delux double the size of the original. >> what's that voice? >> i don't know. >> it's just me getting ready for a bite of candy. >> wow. seems seduced by the cannedy. >> however, however -- >> what's inside? >> happiness. >> i'm a little disappointeded. >> why. >> because there's a mix of hazelnut in the center. >> oh, you lost me. >> the i want a plain one. >> i don't like hazelnut. >> it's a whole hazelnut. >> the that should come with a warning, like -- >> like it's delicious. >> that could be the warning. >> hershey's, i'm pleading with
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you. >> it's very good. >> double the size of the plain kiss. >> i saw at this place, a chain i guess, it's sugar, i saw my ultimate, it's a two-pound reeses peanut butter cup. >> oh, my gosh. >> we've got to get this in here. it's literally like a pie. >> they will send it to us. >> slice it. >> you can buy this thing. >> that is a fun size. finally -- >> a place -- >> finally someone came up -- when you have to open up ten to equal one bar, that's not fun. >> you don't like the fun size. it's a waste of time. >> it's the annoying size. the fun size. >> it's a nice little pop of sugar. >> but don't call it fun. it's not fun. >> remember the houses that gave out the full size. >> that's right. >> and they were the hero of the neighborhood. >> people don't do that anymore. >> we do. >> i give the whole sizes. i give the whole thing and i give like all chocolate that makes parent just mad at me. i'm not giving an apple. >> i'm going --
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>> i give godiva. >> i'm going to roll it down the street and watch kids run after it like a big tire. >> go get it, kids. >> we have to get that in. oh, we do have to get in something else. pink or swim. >> oh, yes. >> still here and still raising money and willie is still going mm-hmm but, yeah, you guys have been donating to us. is the deal. we have to get this money in or we all won't be dunked. that's -- that's the -- that's the deal. we're donating the money, as you know, to avon. >> that's happening next week, right? >> if we get the money. >> next week already. >> we need it by next week. >> and you can also see your favorite hometown meteorologist report the weather with me, which would be great, and there's a chance for somebody to win a chance to come here to new york to actually hit the button. >> that's what i think is a big sell here. yes, we want your local meteorologist to come and we love them all. bring them all, it would be great, but that you can come
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here and you get to run up like natalie did it last year and without us knowing just smack it, and we go under. >> yeah. >> maybe not come back up. >> i'll do it twice. >> and you know what. if you donate, we'll have piranha in there just to make it interesting. >> no, we will not, al. >> literal shark tank. let's see how good we are. how fast can we get out of tank. >> on your own that one, my friend. >> going to roll the reese's to watch the children and put us in a tank with a pran whavrnlgts did you do yesterday on your day off? >> there are some things that won't meant to be done. >> you want to put piranha in there. just us. cincinnati, new york, st. louis in the lead right now, so come on. vote early. vote often. we're talking cities now, i didn't realize that. >> who is in the lead? >> cincinnati, new york, st. louis. >> yeah. >> oh, that's an interesting combo. >> there you go. by the way, my son told me this morning that chris cimino has a
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haircut so as he continues to track his favorite television meteorologist >> at least he still gets a haircut. >> what was that? road kill. >> roker road kill. >> they only hurt the ones they love. anyway, you can see we've got heavy rain in the southwest, and we've got a risk of strong storms again this afternoon. isolated tornadoes from new mexico into west texas and the ironic thing is they have drought. 47% of texas in moderate drought. guess what. that will be changing. we've got this upper level low and trough of low pressure and a lot of moisture coming in so severe storm risk for new mexico and tecumseh. flood risks, snow in colorado above 10,000 feet. next 24 hours we could be looking at 4 to 5 inches of rain, and then as we move into the end of the week, thursday look for upwards of 4 to 5 more
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inches, and as we get into the weekend we could see another 4 to 5 inches from corpus christi into oklahoma so flooding is going to -- flash flooding could be a real risk throughout central -- south central plains this weekend. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're in the low 60s for most of the bay area. upper 50s in the north bay. expect to top out at 87 degrees in the north bay while san francisco sees a high of 75. 80 in the east bay while the tri-valley warms up to 87 degrees. and some upper 70s for the peninsula, lower 80s for the south bay. not much of a wind today. blowing actually offshore with some dry winds. but it does cool down in time for the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. coming up, we're firing up the flux capacitor for a trip back to 1985. matt joins us with his sit-down exclusive reunion with the cast of "back to the future." it's right after this.
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wait a minute, doc. are you telling me that you built a time machine out of a delorean? >> the way i see it, if you're going to build a time machine into a car why not do it with some style. >> when you guys first read the script with time traveling deloreans and flux capacitor, what did you think? >> i -- >> it was a great script. i mean, i -- i always had a strange sense of humor so the idea that i got to play a character that was madly in love -- madly in heat for her own son -- >> i'm glad you switched that. >> i just thought it was like a crazy story, and it was a perfect script. i mean, the chance to play these kind of crazy characters was amazing. >> michael, what did you do to get in the mood so to speak before you shot the car scenes with mom, where you're supposed to be doing make-out sessions with mom? >> it was that thing working with lea and we did the scene in
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the bedroom where -- where i wake up and i -- and i don't have my pants on. >> the purple underwear. >> the purple underwear scene . >> announcer: this is vice president joe biden making a surprise announcement in the white house rose garden. >> through the grieving process i said all along what i said time and again to others, that it may very well be that that process by the time we get through it closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president. that it might close. i concluded it has closed. i know from previous experience
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that there's no timetable for this process. the process doesn't respect or much care about things like filing deadlines or debates in primaries and caucuses. but i also know that i could do this -- i couldn't do this if the family wasn't ready. the good news is the family has reached that point. as i've said many times my family has suffered loss and i hope there would come a time and i've said this to many other families that sooner rather than later when you think of your loved one it brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes. well that's where the bidens are today. thank god. beau is our inspiration. unfortunately, i believe we're out of time. the time necessary to mount a
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winning campaign for the nomination. but while i will not be a candidate, i will not be silent. i intend to speak out clearly and forcefully to influence as much as i can where we stand as a party, and where we need to go as a nation. and this is what i believe. i believe that president obama has led this nation from crisis to recovery, and we're now on the cusp of resurgence. i'm proud to have played a part in that. this party, our nation, will be making a tragic mistake if we walk away or attempt to undo the obama legacy. the american people have worked too hard and we've come too far for that. democrats should not only defend this record and protect this record, they should run on the
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record. we got a lot of work to get done over the next 15 months and there's a lot that the president will have to get done. but, let me be clear that we'll be building on a really solid foundation. but it all starts with giving the middle class a fighting chance. i know in the press you love to call me middle class joe. and i know in washington that's not usually meant as a compliment, it means you're not that sophisticated but it is about the middle class. it's not just a matter of fairness or economic growth. it's a matter of social stability for this nation. we cannot sustain the current levels of inequality that exist in this country. i believe the huge sums of unlimited and often secret money pouring in to our politics is a
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fundamental threat to our democracy and i really mean that. i think it's a fundamental threat, because the middle class will never have a fighting chance in this country as long as just several hundred families, the wealthiest families control the process. it's just that simple. and i believe we have to level the playing field for the american people. and that's going to take access to education and opportunity to work. we need to commit, we're fighting for 14 years. we need to commit to 16 years of free public education for all our children. we all know that 12 years of public education is not enough. as a nation, let's make the same commitment to a college education today that we need a high school education a hundred years ago. children and child care is the one biggest barrier for working families. we need, as the president
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proposed, to triple the child care tax credit. that alone will lead to dramatic increase in the number of women able to be in the workforce and will raise our economic standards. there are many economic ways to pay for this. well how do you pay for this? many equitable ways to pay for this. we can pay for all of this by one simple step by limiting the deductions in the tax code to 28% of income. wealthy folks will end up paying a little bit more. but it's my guess and i mean this sincerely, it's my guess they will be happy to build a stronger economy and a better educated america. i believe we need to lead more by the power of our example, as the president has, than merely by the example of our power. we've learned some very hard lessons for more than a decade of large scale open ended military invasions. we have to accept the fact that we can't solve all the world's
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problems. we can't solve many of them alone. the argument that we just have to do something when bad people do bad things isn't good enough. it's not a good enough reason for american intervention and to put our sons and daughters lives on the line. put them at risk. i believe we have to end the divisive partisan politics that's ripping this country apart and i think we can. it's mean-spirited. it's petty. it's gone on for much too long. i don't believe like some do that it's naive to talk to republicans. i don't think we should look at republicans as our enemy. they are our opposition. they are not our enemies. for the sake of the country, we have to work together. as the president said many times compromise is not a dirty word. but look at it this way, folks. how does this country function
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without consensus? how can we move forward without being able to ride the consensus? four more years of this kind of pitch battle may be more than this country can take. we have to change it. we have to change it. and i believe we need a moonshot in this country to cure cancer. it's personal. but i know we can do this. the president and i have already been working hard on increasing funding for research and development because there are so many breakthroughs just on the horizon in science and medicine. the things that are just about to happen. and we can -- we can make them real with an absolute national commitment to end cancer as we know it today. and i'm going spend the next 15 months in this office pushing as hard as i can to accomplish
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this. because i know there are democrats and republicans on the hill who share our passion, our passion to silence this deadly disease. if i can be anything, i would have wanted to be the president that ended cancer because it's possible. i also believe we need to keep moving forward in the arc of this nation towards justice. the rights of the lgbt community, immigration reform, equal pay for women and protecting their safety from violence, rooting out institutional racism. at their core every one of these things, every one of these things is about the same thing. it's about equality. it's about fairness. it's about respect. as my dad used to say, it's about affording every single person dignity. it's not complicated. every single one of these issues
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is about dignity takely forces of hate and division, they won't let up but they do not represent the american people. they do not represent the heart of this country. they represent a small fraction of the political elite and the next president will have to take it on. most of all, i believe there's unlimited possibilities for this country. i don't know how many of the white house staff and persons have heard me say repeatedly that we're so much better potion than any country in the world. we are so -- i've been doing this for a long time. when i got elected as a 29-year-old kid i was called the optimist. i'm more optimistic about the possibilities, incredible possibilities to leap forward than i had been any time in my career. and believed in my core that there's no country on the face
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of the earth better potioned to lead the world in the 21st century than the united states of america. washington, though, just has to begin to function again. instead of being the problem, it has to become part of the solution again. we have to be one america again. and at our core, i've always believed that what sets america apart from every other nation is that we, ordinary americans, believe in possibilities. unlimited possibilities. the possibilities for a kid growing up in a poor inner-city neighborhood or a spanish speaking home. or a kid from mayfield in delaware, willow grove in pence like jill and i. to be able to be anything we wanted to be. to do anything, anything that we
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want. that's what we were both taught, that's what the president was taught. it was real. that's what i grew up believing. and, you know, it's always been true in this country, and if we ever lose that we've lost something very special. we'll have lost the very soul of this country. when i was growing up my parents in tough times looked at me and would say to me and my brothers and sister, honey, it's going to be okay. and they meant it. they meant it. it was going to be okay. but some of you covering me i say go back to your old neighborhoods. talk to your contemporaries that haven't been as successful as you have been. too many people in america, too many parents who don't believe they can look their kid in the
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eye and say with certainty honey, it's going to be okay. that's what we need to change. it's not complicated. that will be the true measure of our success. and we'll not have met it until every parent out there can look at their kid in tough times and say, honey, it's going to be okay. and mean it. that's our responsibility. and i believe it's totally within our power, the nation has done it before in difficult times. i've had the great good fortune and privilege of being in public service most of my adult life, since i've been 25 years old. and through personal triumphs and tragedies, my entire family, my son beau, my son hunter, my daughter ashley, my wife jill, our whole family and this sounds corny but we found purpose in public life. we found purpose in public life.
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so, we intend, the whole family, not just me, we intend to spend the next 15 months fighting for what we've always cared about. what my family has always cared about. with every ounce of our being. and working alongside the president and members of congress and our future nominee, i am absolutely certain we are fully capable of accomplishing extraordinary things. we can do this. and when we do, america won't just win the future, we will own the finish line. thank you for all being so gracious to jill and me for the last six or eight months and for our whole career for that matter. but i'm telling you, we can do so much more. i'm looking forward to continuing to work with this man to get it done. thank you. [ applause ] thank you all very much.
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[ applause ] >> this is lester holt in new york. we've been watching vice president joe biden addressing many of the democratic talking points of his campaign. ones he'll stress over the next 15 months but not as a candidate. joe biden ending the speculation that he'll toss his hat in the ring. standing there with president obama, and his wife dr. jill biden making an announcement he'll continue to be vocal during this campaign but as we said not a candidate. this coming just a day after remarks that many thought made him sound like he was going to make a run and many will read perhaps with the president at his side. let's go to chris jansing at the white house. what do you know about the timing of this? this came with a very, very late notice this morning. >> reporter: it seemed to come together very quickly, lester. i happened to be in a briefing for a future event, and someone came in, a member of the staff,
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whispered in the ear of the senior staff members, there they answer ad final question and the electricity made it clear that something was going on and we all rushed out. so i think this is something that came together fairly late. and i think you saw with the statement made by joe biden today his commitment to this president, when i talked to senior staff members throughout this process, the one thing you heard consistently and he's beloved among the senior staff for his commitment to this president, their concern was that he had set a standard of closeness of influence as a vice president and that if he ran and did not win that would have a tremendous impact on his legacy. you've seen the closeness of these two men. he stood by the president's side so many times after the iran nuclear deal, after the supreme court decision on same-sex marriage. that was a signal by the president how muchhe valued
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this vice president that he spent five to seven hours a day with president obama, something that has been affirmed by, again, senior staff members. so, joe biden not running. i think that there is going to be a lot of conversation about what this means going forward for this white house because as he said he has made this commitment not only for the democratic policies that he feels strongly about but also a commitment to cancer. one final note indeed the vice president who delivered the eulogy at the funeral of beau biden, another sign of just how close these men are and how closely i think their legacies will be aligned. >> nbc's chris jansing. the question whether he was nudged to that podium on any tloefl make that announcement. we'll have full coverage coming up on "nbc nightly news" including what this means for the democratic race for the nomination now. we'll see you then. for now i'm lester holt, nbc news new york. eyes, the bigger
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next, you say try to find solutions to problems that your boss is trying to fix, so you've got to go in there and save the day. >> i remember when i joined google i sat down for the first time with our ceo and i had all these ideas about what to do in terms of the people operations and hr and he said you've got all wrong, focus on recruiting, that's our number one issue than that's what i did for the first year and by doing you earn the right to focus on other things and you have to build the credibility first by solving the things that your boss things are most important and then grow in our directions. >> good tip as we continue to move backwards here, thinking ahead, building skills for not only the job in front of you but even the next one. >> we don't know today what our jobs will be in 5 years or 10 years or 20 years. >> right. >> you want to do things that will give you options in the future so take on projects that are uncomfortable, take up things that your peers are mott doing because five years from now when you're up for the big job you want to be different from everybody else. that's how you win that game.
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>> and we move over to this one. you say it's important to create opportunities for yourself while you're in that job as well, right? >> yeah. you very much want to do that. >> while you're waiting for the promotion perhaps. >> so what you want to do is constantly trying new things. for example, if your goal is to be a manager at a restaurant and you're a waiter today, work behind the bar and work as a host or hostess and have a lot of different experiences that position you for future success. >> and this is about asking for that promotion, just go ahead and ask. >> action lootly critical. google what we found is there was a difference between when men and women were getting promoted. men were getting promoted sooner not because they were better but because they raised their hands soon. women nominated themselves and asked for the promotions and now there's no difference whatsoever. >> oh, good. >> so you don't get overlooked. >> go ladies, all right. and last but not least know when to walk away. >> yeah. sometimes you're in an environment that's really toxic
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"brooklyn 99" and you're one of our favorite people in the world. >> like family, family. >> you are always happy, energetic and natalie was saying your character on "brooklyn 99" is adorable and loving, a gentle giant like you. how do you keep this boundless energy? >> it starts with being thankful. one thing i know is where i could be, right, you know what i mean. when you have friends in jail and who are no locker here you turn around and go, man, i have to look at what is good happening in my life and discover that's where your energy comes from, when you're thankful but as soon as -- you can complain about stuff and your energy is gone and i always find one thing to be thankful for and "brooklyn 99" is one of them, one of the best shows i've ever been involved with. >> and your character is that outwardly tough guy, but would i think you tap into your inner dad. i mean, you've got five kids. >> yes, yes. >> and this man is such a family man and such a big part of your character. >> well, you know, i've never had a show where they actually
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created the character to be me. the character's name is terry. >> yeah. >> they basically made him me and in every way i am that sensitive. i cry at movies, i -- it's funny because i have four daughters, and you have to get in touch with your soft side. >> yes. >> you have to to have a family like that, and i do the same thing on the show. it just plays together. >> it's cleaned up the emmys. you guys have done so well, the ratings are great. what's the secret to the success of that show? why was it done so well? >> it's sandy sanberg. sandy was on "snl" and for a long time he was the future of comedy and now he's here and he's kind arrived. he's taken his place. it could easily have been the andy sanberg show but it wasn't. he gave out jokes to everyone and makes sure that everyone has their own life. we love him, love him for that because it makes it a brilliant ensemble comedy as opposed to a runner. >> you've got another project coming up "the ridiculous six"
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coming up on netflix. >> netflix's first big movimovi it's a western. i got to the ride horses. growing up in new york you better not get on a horse it's going to kill you and i had a fear and when i got on one i couldn't believe it. this is the most majestic thing. the only thing i could compare it to is being on a cruise ship at sea. >> really? >> because there's like all this power and its grace and beautiful. i'm getting a horse. i'm gonna buy a horse. >> you know what? >> we love. >> you maybe we'll help you shop for one. >> how about we bring you -- >> oh. >> we saw a man and a horse. >> you got a horse for me. >> oh, my gosh. >> you've got the horse right here. his name is paul revere. >> his name is paul revere. >> number in love with horses. >> hi. >> that's your size, too, terry. >> how you doing? >> giant horse. >> oh, look at this.
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this is beautiful! >> you know -- >> he's not for sale, right? >> no. >> let me tell you something. this is why they do good crowd control because when this thing moves you're out of way. oh, can i feed him. look at that. all right. i'm sorry. don't get my finger, man. i got big fingers, he'll think it's a carrot. >> want to get up on the saddle. >> i would love to. >> can the suit hold on. >> yeah! >> there we go. >> nice. i'm ready. >> look at this. >> terry, you are in control. as you said, it's like a cruise ship. >> it's beautiful. >> we're going to part seas and let you have your way. thank you, terry. we're back in a moment. thanks to kensington staples in brooklyn of all places. thanks, buddy. we'll be right back. this is "today" on nbc. >> look at you up there. >> ymt cow
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>> terry, you going to ride that into times square. take it out. >> i'm gone, i'm gone. >> does he have reverse? >> you got to back him up with the reins. >> go ahead. >> i'm trying. i'm scared. >> hi, honey. >> hold your fingers. >> think of it as a carrot-eating mercedes-benz. >> now you've got me. >> his chomp is amazing. >> wow, wow. >> terry, we loved having you here. congrats on all your success. >> thank you, hoda and kathie lee coming up next with actor james den i'm ... ==topvo== the sunnyvale
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fire department is still trying to figure out what sparked a fire at a strip mall . it broke out shortly after good morning. sunnyvale fire department still trying to figure out what sparked a fire at a strip mall in sunnyvale on east evelyn avenue. firefighters believe it started in a barber shop and then spread
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through the common attic. other businesses impacted include a convenience store. we'll have the latest on the investigation coming up at 11:00. in the meantime, let's check your weather. look for a lot of sunshine today and warmer temperatures. up to 85 degrees today. palo alto, 81. and 75 degrees in castro. has we head into the north bay, 89 in santa rosa, dublin a hive 84. let's see how the roads are moving. >> better but still slow. is this 880 past thecoliseum. slowing toward high street. southbound looks great. 580 not a problem anymore. this is a great clearup over there. east shore still shows slowing. as we widen out, still slowing both directs toward danville. we should see that quick recovery northbound. rest of the bay looks nice, san
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mateo shows things easing up after crashes there. south bay still slow 880 had a tough morning. it turned from yellow to green, so that's better once again in that area. >> love when that happens. we'll have another local news update coming for you in half an hour.
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