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new crash might complicate things in sunnyvale. update you on twitter and here. back to you. >> back in half an hour with local news update. right now, so long. good morning. hell hath no fury. >> she's the devil. she made a deal with the devil. it's true. >> donald trump launches a new attack against hillary clinton and says he's concerned the election is going to be rigged against him. while our new poll out this morning shows trump falling eight points behind his democratic rival. unprecedented. the cdc telling pregnant women to avoid travel to a miami named where ten more people have contracted zika. leap of faith. he made history by jumping out of a plane without a parachute at 25,000 feet landing safely in a giant net.
so what could luke aikens possibly do to top that? we'll ask him in his first live interview since that remarkable stunt. defending the decision. the president of the international olympic committee explains why he did not ban all russian athletes from the games. >> you cannot punish a human being for the failure of his or her government. >> as more members of team usa arrive in rio and the countdown is on for the games to begin, "today," tuesday, august 2nd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" countdown to rio with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie, live from rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to a special split edition of "today" on a tuesday morning. beautiful shots of rio. matt has made his way to the
boardwalk just off copacabana beach. friday's opening ceremony just three short days away. i see you with the jacket there. we have to remember, this is winter in rio. >> it is winter. we're dead in the middle of winter. temperatures during the day can get up into the 80s when the sun is out. it's a lot chillier today. probably 70 degrees. it's a little overcast and the wind is blowing. we are along the prominad at copacabana beach. it goes all of the way along this cove and it's a busy and popular place. the beach is right here obviously. but during the day, all times of the day, you'll find people here walking, strolling with their kids, exercising. exercise is very popular here because they all want to look good in those tiny little bathing suits they wear on the beaches and because, savannah, we're at the olympics, we sent our researchers and interns and our production assistants out on their morning run for starbucks
this morning, so they should be back any moment now. meanwhile, coming up, we'll have a lot from rio including that story you just talked about. thomas bach commenting on their decision not to ban the entire russian team from these games. you know about sugarloaf, right, savannah? >> sugarloaf mountain. >> exactly. that iconic granite peak. hoda and i took a journey up there yesterday. the view is spectacular. we'll have that for you as well. >> looking forward to that. let's start with the presidential race. our new nbc news survey monkey online tracking poll following her nomination at the democratic national convention, hillary clinton now leads it. donald trump, 50% to 42%. that's a seven-point jump from last week. nbc's hallie jackson has the race covered this morning. she's in columbus, ohio. hallie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. that online poll you just
referenced shows a seven-point bounce now for hillary clinton coming out of her convention as her rival, donald trump, faces new fallout today from multiple controversies. he often calls her crooked. now donald trump has a new name for hillary clinton. >> she's the devil. >> reporter: that insult coming as trump slams the endorsement of bernie sanders. >> he made a deal of with the definitely. she's a devil. >> reporter: a new fiery attack. the gop nominee not backing off criticism of the khan family whose son was killed in iraq. >> as far as i'm concerned he's a hero. horrible things were said about me. >> reporter: trump later adding -- >> the son wouldn't have died because i wouldn't have been in the war if i was president back then. >> reporter: the gold star parents keeping up their own attack. >> some good, hearted, sincere,
genuine patriotic american falling in his trap. he's a snake solesman. >> reporter: another military mom confronting trump's vp. mike pence forced to defend his running mate on the campaign trail. the last 24 hours have seen an avalanche of republican responses. almost all praising captain humayun khan's service. john mccain said trump doesn't have an unfettered license to defend those who are the best among us but mccain and other republicans still not unendorsing the nominee. >> i support the nominee of the party. >> i would not have said what he said in the way he said it because the family had a right
to speak out. >> reporter: democrats digging in. >> i mean, is there no limit to which this guy will descend? >> reporter: all this as clinton faces her own controversy over her e-mails. fact checkers giving their worst rating to her response to this question on fox news. >> fbi director james comey said none of those things that you told the american public were true. >> chris, that's not what i heard director comey say. director comey said my answers were truthful. >> reporter: clinton getting backing from billionaires like warren buffett laying down a challenge to trump. release your returns, buffett said. >> i'm under audit, too. >> reporte there are no rules. >> reporter: here's something else making headlines for trump this morning. his comments to a "usa today" columnist about the sexual harassment complaints against fox news' roger ailes. when asked what he would do if
his daughter was treated the way that ailes allegedly behaved. i would like to think ivanka would find another career or company if that was the case. as an author points out, most women aren't able to quit her job and why a woman should upend her career because she ended up in the crosshairs of some harasser. >> hallie jackson on the trail. thank you. lots to talk about with mark halperin. good morning to you. trying to figure this out with donald trump. this story has been kept alive for four days. is this strategy on his part or has he lost control of this? i think about president george w. bush who received this kind of criticism from many people including cindy sheehan but he didn't engage with cindy sheehan. he disagreed with that criticism but didn't attack her. i don't understand what trump's strategy is. >> you would be in the same place as a lot of republicans including senior republicans.
no one has ever behaved quite like this in presidential politics. he's gone after people before in the past. john mccain and others and succeeded by showing strength but he's chosen to keep up a long running battle with the most sympathetic people you can imagine, gold star families. >> pushing off otherwise negative stories about hillary clinton that may lead all of the headlines. >> greatest frustration for republicans who want him to win is you have the remarks that hallie jackson mentioned about hillary clinton talking about the fbi investigation where she clearly wasn't accurate. you've got gdp growth numbers. >> sluggish. >> weak economic numbers for the incumbent party. a lot of republicans are wonder why donald trump continues to fight with the khan but why isn't he focusing on these issues at a time when he did not get as good a convention bounce as hillary clinton did. >> meanwhile, you have top republicans like speaker ryan, senator mcconnell, john mccain,
speaking out denouncing this attack on the khans personally and khan service. you don't see them rescinding their endorsement of donald trump. >> you don't see many of them on camera saying things. this is an uncomfortable situation for republicans. you have lots of family members i'm hearing of prominent republicans, sons and daughters and spouses saying this is not good. this is not the right way. you should consider unendorsing. i think most of them want to wait for the first debate. they still hope trump wins. they still feel their electoral fate is tied to donald trump. if they unendorse, they're worried the whole party goes down. they want to wait for the first debate. polls don't look great for him right now. still close enough they hope that he can come back and party can be unified in the fall. >> he made that intriguing comment yesterday about the system being rigged. some people interpreted that as he's laying the groundwork already that if he loses he can say, well, there was something unfair about the process. do you interpret it that way?
>> there's that possibility that he wants to have a hedge against the loss to say i couldn't win because the system is rigged. it's bad for the country. we need bipartisan, nonpartisan sense that elections are fair, the kind of chaos that donald trump sows may be about himself and not good for the whole country because this election is going to be hotly contested. no matter how close or not close it is. >> mark halperin, thank you. let's move to new cases of zika leading the cdc to issue an historic travel warning for parts of miami as crews there do whatever they can to stop that virus from spreading further. nbc's kerry sanders is right there in the thick of the battle. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. these are the weapons of war. an airplane that flies owe over neighborhoods at night and early in the morning, just down over neighborhoods skimming the neighborhoods, letting out a
thin mist the insecticide and also fogger trucks. this is isolated in a one-square mile area of miami could spread the mosquitoes population is not squashed immediately. this morning, the streets of the popular miami neighborhood filled with clouds of insecticide. an urgent counter attack. the enemy? mosquitoes carrying the zika virus. >> we are very active in making sure we do everything we can to control the spread. >> reporter: this morning, public health officials with a warning. pregnant women advised to avoid the wynwood art district. >> if pregnant women are living there, they should avoid the area. >> reporter: and rushing in a response team from the cdc. alarm bells going off after the
cases tripled from 4 to 14 in less than a week. >> my primary concern is obviously the apparent connection with microcephaly. >> reporter: this doctor is a doctor in the affected area. >> now women are concerned about the zika virus. >> reporter: and growing concern throughout florida that fear of zika will put a damper on the state's crucial tourism industry. while officials worry zika may spread, word about the virus still has not. >> you didn't know? >> no. >> are you concerned now you hear it? >> i'm not pregnant. >> right now, i'm here and i'm already here. >> we're not leaving. >> reporter: the fogger trucks and airplanes laying insecticide down have another problem. that is rain which dilutes the insecticide which creates rain
where the mosquitoes breed. savannah. >> kerry, tough situation. we have dr. nationalie azar wit the latest on the issue of zika. we have a warning of the zika. what are the chances it can be confined to the small little area? >> well, savannah, so the issue is this. what we always banked on is the urban infrastructure in the country will not facilitator allow the epidemic to grow the way it has in south america and latin america simply because the advisement and guidance is stay inside and in air conditioning and use your screens. there is a lot more information and education about this. we have some of the preparedness. some of the concerns in the last 24 hours is is the insecticide working? and although people are told to remove standing water, it is a
bug and can grow and lay eggs in a size of a bottle cap. this is a challenge. to say the least. >> i wondered why the warning was confined to just the neighborhood. i get that is where we know for a fact this zika mosquitoes are. it is not like mosquitoes have borders. why not make it bigger in an abundance of caution? >> i think the answer lies, savannah, this is an actively ongoing investigation and surveillan surveillance. i think this will change on a rapid basis. as we discussed earlier, the mosquito doesn't travel that far. it has a pretty narrow spectrum where it can travel. it is the human beings who hijack the bug and start traveling and that's where we are concerned about the spread. >> that is what we were talking about before the show. does it go from mosquito to mosquito? >> no. it goes from mosquito that is infected and bites a human being.
that human travels and does what he or she does. then it moves on. and the mosquitoes lays eggs. that is how generation of the mosquito population can get out of control. >> we will watch it closely. dr. azar, thank you. let's head back down to rio and matt. >> savannah, thank you very much. more and more athletes and spectators arriving here every day with the opening ceremony now just three days away. the big news here today, though, the comments from thomas bach defending the ioc decision not to ban the entire russian olympic team in the wake of the doping scandal. nbc's keir simmons is at olympic park with more on that. >> reporter: good morning, matt. we will hear more details about the opening ceremony.
you can see the venues for fencing and wrestling and basketball. overnight, more arguments over any of russia's athletes should be allowed to compete. this morning, brazil's incredible coastline, the stunning setting for the olympics has many athletes arriving in rio overwhelmed. like the u.s. volleyball team who say complaints of unfit an accommodations have not hit them. >> the village has been wonderful. the food has been great. just the scenery with the waterfall and pool. yeah, it's wonderful so far. >> reporter: but russia still doesn't know how many of its athletes will be allowed to compete. its track and field team banned after the doping scandal investigated by the ioc committee. overnight, the ioc president defending, not banning, the entire russian team. >> this decision is about justice. justice has to be independent from politics.
>> reporter: a final decision may come today. just getting the sample ready. nbc news was given a tour of the anti-doping agency lab at kings college. >> this is the sample. >> reporter: and many russian athlete samples were tested. >> many top athletes had their samples tested here. >> reporter: new waves of doping are always emerging. >> more times or not we are ahead of the cheating. >> that is the unfortunate part of the process. it is not the competition one would like to have. >> reporter: other athletes getting in the spirit. enhancing their bodies in a fun way. ryan lochte dyeing his hair blue or is that silver? the dramatic change already causing a slash as team usa athletes prepare for their moment on the world stage. and tonight, they will decide who will be team usa's flag
bearer at the opening ceremony. i know, matt, tomorrow to "today" you will be the first to reveal who the flag bearer will be. >> and that is a huge, huge honor. keir, thank you very much. still to come from rio, savannah, we will profile serena williams. in the hunt for a medal in rio. hoda and i will take you for the tour of sugarloaf. the iconic mountain. >> thank you, matt. we have mr. roker here. back from the weekend. >> that's right. we are thinking about weather for the opening ceremony. americana stadium in rio de janeiro. you can see in matt's picture, the weather was looking good. on friday at 7:30, clear skies and mild conditions. temperatures as they start the parade of nations about 72 degrees. closer to home, flood watches
for missouri. including st. louis. nevada all the way to new mexico. looking at monsoonal moisture. flash flooding and gusty winds. haboobs will develop. rain anywhere from 2 to 3 inches of rain between teluride to tucson and albuquerque. there is a good chunk of rain in the southeast as you get into the west virginia area and on into georgia. anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain possible. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
good tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari ham. it's 58 in the peninsula. 59 degrees in the south bay. some clouds to start out the area in spots. up to 90 degrees in the tri-vall tri-valley. upper 80s in the north and south bay. 67 in san francisco. 79 in the peninsula. it will be slightly warmer today as well as tomorrow and then we will have a nice little cooldown and it will be just in time for the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you. the man behind that death defying 25,000-foot jump out of a plane without a parachute has made his way to "today." al and i have just one question.
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this morning. how are we looking, kari? >> a beautiful day after the low clouds that we're seeing right now. it will be clearing out. getting a view from tiburon where you can barely see anything there. it's 55 degrees. it's 59 in oakland as well as palo alto and san jose. and 58 degrees in concord and livermore. highs today will be warming up for those inland areas. up to 91 degrees. 92 in fairfield. still while we do have 60s along the coast. let's check in now with mike. all right. looking over here, kari. overall a pretty similar pattern you would expect to see. i'll call eight couple of spots here if in the nout bay, really seeing more slows early in the commute. might be folks who chose that instead of 101. all the crashes in the bay shore cleared. get back to your normal routes, folks. get back to what you expect. west 92, tow truck is hooking that up. should recover over the peninsula side the next 10 to 15. north 101, crash at vermont had cleared. the motorcycle rider no, injuries, laura. better news. >> we'll take it. thanks so much. i'll be back with another local
we're back now. 7:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 2nd day of august, 2016. it's actually 8:30 in the morning here in rio de janeiro, the home of the games and the xxxi olmpiad kickoff on friday night. look who has joined me? it's copacabana kotb. >> that's your cute face. good morning. >> how are you? >> you know what we've been doing in between commercial breaks. we watch the surfers here. the waves are intense. we watch them get up on the wave
and watch them get slammed down. it's like being at rockefeller center with the skating rink. watching skaters fall. >> i thought you were going to tell me chatting about your feelings during commercials. watching surfers get slammed. >> she has a great spot coming up. i'll tell you that. >> we're talking to serena williams. she is so soft spoken, but when she gets on the court, she's the great force of nature. she could become the most decorated tennis olympian of all time. we'll talk to her in a little bit. she plays on saturday. >> we've got our tour of sugarloaf although i'm not sure that hoda opened her eyes long enough to see any of it. >> shag carpeting looking down was a-okay with me. >> when hoda hears sugarloaf, she thinks of a snack. i get it. let's get a check of headlines this morning. we'll start with politics. during a rally in pennsylvania, donald trump ratcheted up the rhetoric against hillary clinton referring to bernie sanders'
endorsement of clinton. take a listen. >> he made a deal with the devil. she's the devil. it's true. >> earlier in the day trump told voters in ohio he fears the election is going to be rigged against him but did not elaborate. we're learning more about the pilot who died along with 15 others in that weekend hot air balloon crash in texas. court records show alfred "skip" nichols had a troubled past including two stints in a missouri prison and four drunk driving convictions, but a former girlfriend says he was a recovering alcoholic and had been somebody are for four years. the cdc issued a new advisory urging pregnant women to avoid traveling to a miami neighborhood where ten new cases of zika have been found from the same square mile in miami-dade county. now to a remarkable feat we showed you on sunday. sky diver luke aikens setting a
world record when he made a 25,000-foot jump from a plane without a parachute. for two minutes he rocketed to earth before landing in a massive 10,000 square foot net and we're so happy to have luke right here with us for his first live interview since that record setting leap. good morning. >> good morning. gives me goosebumps. >> still on cloud nine so to speak. >> absolutely. >> you passed cloud 9, 10, 11, 12 on the way down. we've been laughing about this the last couple days. it's amazing what you did but we keep thinking why? why did you do that? >> when the project was brought to me, i turned it down. i thought it was a bad idea. i don't want anything to do with that. i kept waking up and thinking how could you do this? can you do it? can you make this safe and prove it before you do it? we were able to do that. >> when you see close-up of the net as you land, you think that's a pretty big net. when i look at that video and you start out at 25,000 feet, i mean, it's like trying to find a postage stamp in a football field.
how do you maneuver and get yourself to the right spot? >> it's tiny from 25,000 feet. you can't really make out the net. you can see the ground. you know where you need to go. as you get closer and lower you make out landmarks better and you're able to see it and you have to maneuver your body. i was off by about 20 feet on that one. >> you stuck the landing but as we watch it again, you gave me a bit of a heart attack. you were a little close to the edge there. did you feel that way? >> i did. once i knew i was inside the net i was more concerned about that flip to my back and hitting in a nice strong position so instead of taking an extra second to move to the middle i was safe on the edge where i was so we locked it in and rode it into the bottom. >> you did that turn to land on your back. that's the right way to land but why? i would think just get there. >> it bends you. if you're on the back it curves you in the right direction. if you are on your belly, it curves you in a different direction. you have to go blind. when i was in i was concentrating on that nice
transition to hit in a nice solid position because i knew i was in. i didn't want to take the extra time to line up better. >> i'm sure you had total focus of course. any moment walking to the steps before you jumped off or at some point during that long two minutes where you were like why am i doing this or felt afraid or had doubts? >> about halfway up i made the decision we wouldn't wear the parachute. it wasn't the right move for me safety-wise. five minutes after that i had a feeling like what am i doing? why would i do that. my cousin andy reached over and bumped my leg. lots of time. relax. took my mind off of it. we focused on what we were going to do. >> your wife was there. you have a little boy. what's next? how do you top this? >> i don't think you try to top something like this. you call it a good one and move onto the next thing. >> would you do it again? >> i would. i would want to hit the middle. i was off on that. >> thank you so much. congratulations again. nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> let us take a turn and get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by dove hair.
perfectly nourished hair plus more. >> i worry about missing the edge of my map. the chances of doing that not so great. good news is we've got a lot of warm weather to talk about and if you like heat, you're going to love the midsection of the country. salt lake city, 101. 93 in scottsbluff. omaha, temperatures climbing into the 90s. as we move into wednesday, cleveland, 89. 92 in atlanta. memphis, 97. 101 in oklahoma city. by the latter part of the week by then we're looking at temperatures upper 80s in new york city. raleigh, 92. 95 in birmingham. new orleans will see a high of about 90 degrees. the heat is returning although not as bad as it was last week. that's what's going on around the country. here's good tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. in los gatos today expect a high
of 89 degrees. 77 in redwood city. mission district will be up to 67. oakland, 75. while we will have 92 in fairfield. and also some lower 90s up toward livermore and pleasanton and danville today, expect a high of 89 degrees. warmer than average temperatures. now in the next couple of days we will have some cooler air moving in, especially this weekend. >> you can get your weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. >> al, thank you. former "90210" star shannen doherty reveals devastating news about her cancer battle. first, let's go back out to rio. thank you very much. there you go. serena williams, that's going to be hoda's profile. >> she'll compete in the olympics coming up. we can't wait to see her. she'll compete on saturday. >> first, we have our first visitors from the united states. they are from wisconsin. first of many we hope.
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tennis this saturday. serena williams is the reigning singles and doubles gold medalist. in rio she could become the most decorated tennis olympian of all times. >> the gold medal goes to serena williams. >> ranked numbered one in the world and considered one of the greatest tennis players in the history of the game, serena williams has a career 22 grand slams but it's the thought of winning gold that brings her to rio for her fourth olympic games. >> when you play at wimbledon or u.s. open, you really are playing for you. but when you're at the olympics, you're playing for your country. and it just makes it so different and you might even feel like this is for me. it's not. it's bigger than that. it's really, really cool. >> serena will play in the women's singles and women's doubles with her sister, venus. >> playing with venus is amazing.
it's just so unique and awesome to play with my sister at such a high level at the olympics. one, two, three, four times. there's no one out there who i think is more supportive than all of my sisters especially venus. >> reporter: serena now 34 grew up in compton, california, where she began playing tennis at the age of four and started playing professionally when she was just 14. >> i'm just that every day person you don't see sometimes on the court because i'm pumping my fist and trying my hardest to win. i'm sweating. but at the end of the day, i'm no better than anyone else. >> serena also gives back with the serena williams fund helping with education and providing financial aid to deserving students. >> there are so many labels put on me. i don't even know where to start. i always say you can't let anyone define you. you have to define yourself. you can't let anyone put a label
on you. >> the only label that matters is olympian. >> from on screen to on and off the court, serena is a fashion icon. and she also loves dancing. >> i love dancing because i don't think i'm a natural dancer. i love doing things that are challenging. honestly, it's a great workout and so sometimes when i'm tired of going to the gym, okay, i'm going to go dance for a couple hours and that will be my cardio today. it's a great substitute. >> it's tennis and thought of olympic greatness that keeps her motivated. >> being an olympian and role model at the same time is cool. i think they go hand in hand together. me growing up i looked at olympians and i was, like, i want to be like that. i'm going in there to win the gold. i'm also going in there for the first time with this is going to be fun for me. i'm going to really enjoy this
olympics. >> love, love, love seeing that joyful side of serena. it's incredible how long she's dominated the sport. first reached number one in the rankings in july of 2002. she's a dominant force. >> when she says she's not a natural dancer, has she ever seen me dance? that's not a natural dancer. >> you're right. >> that's really not a natural dancer. all right. we've got much more. coming up, the two of us set out to conquer one of brazil's most famous landmarks, sugarloaf mountain. let's just say hoda wasn't exactly thrilled with the way they got there. >> extra cocktails for that one. from here, can you spot the reason why donald trump is taking heat for this particular photo? dylan will explain right after this.
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i've been caught doing this before. and then mike pence got blasted for traveling to new york city and eating at a chili's and trump is taking heat of taking this picture about to enjoy kfc with a full set of silverware. one of the undeniable truths in america is that kfc must never be eaten with silverware. it's finger licking good and eating kfc with a fork and knife is like eating a candy bar with chopsticks. no word on how he ate the mashed potatoes and gravy. either way, it's fried chicken. >> sounds so good right now. >> yeah. i always want fried chicken. >> would you take sparkling cider in its place because we hear it's your 35th birthday. happy birthday, dylan. >> thank you.
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wx toss to traffic good tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as you head out the door we have temperatures now in the low to mid 50s. even upper 50s now in the peninsula. we will be up to 79 degrees. 90 degrees in the tri-valley. hot for the inland areas. up to 88 degrees for the south bay and north bay. san francisco will see a high of 67 degrees. the air quality has improved. mainly because we will have a northerly wind moving in as we go through the way at about 10 to 15 miles an hour. let's head over to mike now to see if there's any new slow spots on the road. >> in san jose, we knew it was slow but i'm looking above 101. the we slowing above the slowing. i'm concerned with the crash just south of there. there's your typical northbound commute. southbound and northbound 380. there is a crash reported. see that additional slower drive around the bend. that's unexpected. meanwhile, over here we're looking also to southbound 680.
unexpectedly slow there from an earlier crash with activity in the center divider. distraction. a new crash report at the dublin interchange. san mateo bridge recovered after the earlier crash there as well as in san francisco, north 101 at vermont. south 101 right by the airport and 380. that crash is over on the shoulder. as we look at the rest of the bay you have a pretty typical pattern there. again, that northbound route through san jose is still very slow north 101 and north 280 off 680/101 interchange. at 7:57. update to breaking news we've been tracking on "today in the bay." on our website we've got the details on the deadly charter bus crash northwest of merced in the central valley off of highway 99. five people were killed. another five more seriously hurt. on our facebook page this morning, see the results of powerful explosion underground that knocked manhole covers off the places on geary street in
♪ . from nbc news, this is "today." with kathy lee gifford and ho hodakotb. hello, everybody. it's booze day tuesday, also called spanky tuesday. my dear friend and partner for 15 years, from 1985 to 2000, regis philbin, a true cultural icon is here with us today. >> 31 years ago we worked together. we got through it.
>> we have a terrific show today. how long do you need to be dating before a guy calls you his girlfriend? they are so funny. you want to sneak in one last get away before summer ends, why not make it a real adventure? we're going to show you some fun places to go. you may remember lauren competing in "american idol." now she's out with a new album. wait until you hear her sing. she's going to sing for us and you think you are the only culture icon that exists in the world. ben ford is over there, son of harrison ford. >> here to make slimp -- founds fantastic. you and i, first of all, can we
say something more important than regis and i had dinner the other night. guess what today is? >> today is tuesday. >> august 2nd. >> which means today is my daughter's birthday. 23. she can finally rent a car legally. she's 23 years old and gosh, i miss her. >> she's done a lot. >> she's got another movie coming up this weekend on lifetime. >> she's done just fine with herself. >> cody is about to graduate from oxford university with his masters degree in creative writing. kass is still enrolled but hasn't shown up a lot. >> great kids. you should be very happy. >> i love them dearly. you have known me longer than my dhirn have been -- children have
been around. i was pregnant with both of them. >> don't look at me. >> 31 years ago. >> regis had cockles and mussels and shells. everybody around the world has been saying he looks amazing. gordon light foot tweeted me. he says tell regis he looks awesome. if you could read my mind -- >> what a tale. >> thank you very much. nice to be with you. >> wait a minute. he khans
service and sacrifice and rebuking trump. but he and to answer for their nominee. senator john mccain, for example, issuing a lengthy statement praising the khan's service and sacrifice and rebuking trump but he and others in the gop still not unendorsing him. meanwhile, we're getting a new look at how the democratic convention in philadelphia last week apparently helped hillary clinton. she's getting a bounce in our new nbc survey monkey online tracking poll out this morning showing her up 50% to 42% over trump. a seven-point increase since last week. tamron? >> all right. thank you very much. federal health officials have issued a travel warning advising pregnant women to avoid a section of miami. the wynwood arts district is popular with residents and tourists and also ground zero in a homegrown zika outbreak apparently from mosquitos. on monday florida governor rick scott announced that ten more cases of the virus had been
found there bringing the total to 14. at least five people are dead and many others are injured after a tour bus crashed overnight in northern california. the highway patrol says the bus was heading to sacramento when it struck a sign pole near mersed an hour north of fresno. they are still gathering evidence at the scene of the crash. new video has surfaced of a scuffle in orlando between a drug suspect and police. police say the suspect who was on probation had a gun in the vehicle. eight years ago into his vice-presidency and joe biden has just now presided over his first wedding ceremony. he posted this photo on monday,
proud to marry them at my house. jill biden later tweeted love is love. with the summer olympics set to start, it seems like the wrong time of the year for hockey highlights, but follow along. check this out. the crowd was stunned with this move at the event. watch how he scoops up the puck with a stick and throws it into the net with a you can't have lynn and scored. >> is that legal? >> apparently. it's an exhibition game. >> quickly, sweet georgia brown except a different georgia. >> good. that russian humor. thank you. coming up, shannen doherty's new revelations about her health. plus, i'm trending, people are
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we're back we're back now to 8:11. shannon doherty is speaking out about her battle with cancer and revealing that it has now spread. morgan is here with her story. >> good morning. a the love us girls watching shannon doherty on "90210" and were stunned when she turned to social media to let us know she is fighting cancer. we talked to her about. that in the first interview since shaving her head after more than a year long battle with breast cancer, after shannon doherty says the disease has now spread. >> from one of my surgeries, we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes. >> in a tearful interview with entertainment tonight, she also revealed she had a single mastectomy in may. >> living without a breast is manageable. it's the worry of your future and how your future is going to
affect the people that you love. >> reporter: that fear captured on social immediate yashgs showing her huddled in her mother's arms, moments before cutting off her trade mark locks and taking her once personal battle public. >> you can see she is feeling real despair. this is very difficult for her. you know, she's had by anybody's account a tumultuous life and she certainly seems to be trying to be strong. >> reporter: since being diagnosed in february of last year, doherty has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy and she's in a bitter battle with her former manage ment company claiming she wasn't treated sooner because they allowed her insurance to lapse. >> i did not go to the doctor right away. my -- i can't get to into this because i'm in the middle of a lawsuit at the moment. so i'm not allowed to talk about it. and so i didn't have insurance to cover me for going to the doctor. >> reporter: in a statement to
nbc news, her former management company says we look forward to the opportunity to present our case fully and completely to a judge and jury. in the meantime, doherty said she is focusing on the present. fighting for her life and letting other women know they're not alone. doherty says she doesn't want to know specifically where the cancer is spread beyond her lymph nodes. she doesn't want to know what stage it's n after chemo and radiation, she'll have retru reconstructive surgery. right now she is trying to fight it but rest sought of her control. >> send our best to her for sure. morgan, thank you. let's get a check of the weather. >> in case you're flying to rio for the opening ceremonies of
the olympics, americana stamaraa stadium. so we get to start things off on the right foot as far as the weather is concerned. well, we're also looking at wet weather in the center of the country from omaha to st. louis. monsoonal moisture is building up as we make our way into the southwest. the heat son as well. you have hundreds from texas on into nebraska. hundreds also in interior sections of california as well. nice and mild here in the northeast. temperatures in the 70s and 80s. wet weather making the way from the gulf into the mid-atlantic states. out west is going to be gorgeous. plenty of sunshine. 69 in seattle today with sunny skies. we start out with mostly cloudy skies across most of the bay area and a live look outside now at san francisco. 59 degrees. we will see the clouds rolling out of here and all across the bay right now, in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
it will be warming up for those inland areas, up to 92 degrees in fairfield. 91 degrees in livermore and san jose. expecting a high of 85. we'll be in the upper 60s for san francisco and half moon bay and santa rosa today, 86. don't forget, check us out every day on our seirius/xm channel 108. >> let's do trendy. let's start right here with an app getting a lot of attention. take a look. it's a back to school app for kids. it shows in the uk. a lot of people were calling it sexist. take a look. it labels boys scholars and girls social butterflies. and some people -- >> doesn't somebody check these? >> you have to ask yourself. we reached out gap. gap brand said our intention is to celebrate every child and did
not intend to offend anybody. proving things can always be worse, people have said albert einstein's name is spelled incorrectly on the shirt! >> you don't have to be an einstein to work at gap. >> okay. did you notice we have a drink here. we're going to play a little game. keep it going. this is a video. it shows food in a blender in reverse. okay, so this is the example. and then you have to guess -- you have to guess what it is. ready? here we go. what do you think this one is. roll it. >> raspberries, blueberries. >> it is cherry and pineapple. let's go another one. >> pineapple. >> there it is. >> okay. >> she's not going to lie. >> okay. >> we doubted you.
>> should we do another one? >> yeah. >> all right. here we do we go? >> blueberries and bananas. >> roll it, we'll see. >> grapes and black berries. >> wow. >> these are hard. >> should we do another one? >> all right. here we go? bananas and strawberries. >> banana andal monld. >> final one. >> it this one. what is it? >> kiwi and a vegetable. >> it is broccoli and mushroom. >> it was broccoli and mushroom. save us from ourselves, hoda and matt in rio. >> she got all five. unbelievable. in the spirit of the olympics, let's talk about running, okay? you have ever felt guilty about
not being able to run a certain distance, even a mile? well, shouldn't feel all that bad. the world's fastest sprinter, the greatest sprinter on the planet and six time gold medalist has never run as far as a mile either. in a surprising revelation, his trainer told the new yorker that world champ has never tried running that far. you're a runner, hoda. aren't you surprised by that? >> when i go running, people say i saw you, you were walking along the road. i said, no, i was actually running. it's 1600 meters. i bet you a million dollars if he tried to run a mile, he would do it. >> he could run it under five minutes. let's throw it back to dillon. >> speaking of, i can't run a mile either. but i can sprint. >> you can? >> yeah. >> i'd rather sprint than run a mile. i'm going to go talk. let's begin with our friend, unbreakable kidney start welcomed her first child.
the couple married in 2012. we don't have details on the gender or name. but, of course, we're wishing them both the best. congratulations. next up, kanye west, he's a rapper, producer and fashion designer. but he has another -- he has his eye on another industry which he revealed to be radio. he said i have to work with ikea. they make furniture for interior design and architecture. he said he thought students might be interested in his designs for a minimalist apartment or college dorm. back in march he tweeted this. super inspired by my stroit ikea today. really amazing company. my sminld racing with the possibilities. now ikea told cnbc there are no plans in the works, however, ikea awe stral gentleman shared this photo on facebook saying kanye, we would love to see what you create. we could make you famous. i like it. you have to use the allen wrench. finally, david bowie, tributes to the late rock star continue to pour in and this one may be
the biggest yet. remember this cover of the foo fighters hit "learn to fly," the giant gathering of rock musicians. this is in italy. it went viral. the band named rock 1,000, theret world's largest rock band. in the latest performance, they paid tribute to the legend airy david bowie. take a look. ♪ ♪ rebel, rebel rebel, rebel ♪ >> i love it. so cool. of course, his hit "rebel, rebel." if you're interested, they accept applications for band members on the website in case you want to go a 1,000 concert. >> we should join. >> do you have to have musical talent? >> i don't know. >> just enough people to drown you out. >> okay.
exciting. thank you so much. let's head back down to rio. ♪ today's rio is sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke and enjoy the games. >> good time for today's countdown to rio with the opening ceremony just three days away. we thought we would get to know our host city a little better. >> rio's locals are called karioka. they built houses at the natives called a kchcariocas. they turned the city into an outdoor art gallery. really pretty when you walk around. >> the final facts is about sugarloaf mountain. you can see it right over there. it is cable cars made the hollywood debut in "moon raker o i "during a famous fight seen between james bond and the villain jaws.
those cars are how hoda and i plan to reach the summit of the 1300 foot tall peak. ♪ >> here we go. here we go. >> so how are you with heights? >> i'm scared of heights. >> petrified? >> on a one to ten, i'm probably about a seven. and that jangling up there in the air freaks me out. you don't need to go there. okay? >> there is no net. ♪ amading how quickly we're getting high. would it freak you out if i started jumping up and down now? i want to see if i can get a bounce going. cable car, by the way, this is over 100 years old. >> let me know when we get to the hop of it, please. >> oh, my gosh. it's shear cliff. that is straight down.
>> we're at the first kind of platform, the first major hill on the tram. look at the view over here. how beautiful this is. >> really that, is beautiful. that's gorgeous. so copa cabana. >> yes! you're welcome. ♪ >> what are they called again? >> mijo. >> are they fine with me getting closer? won't jump down, will he? come here. this is the perfect spot for a picture. trust me. trust me. >> in front a wall?
you want to take a picture in front of a wall? why would we do this? you want a republic de fruita? you don't want a sherbet or something? >> i see wine over here. >> so this is a first. >> a first. the first time you've had a smoothie with no rum in it. congratulations. ♪ 1300 feet. straight up. like empire state building plus. all right. let's go up. ♪ so, look. so that's the beach. actually, there's our set right there. >> where? >> right through this gap in the hill here. >> oh, i see. >> see the white tower? that's the back of our set. there's to the d there's the "today" show set.
how about this view? >> that's beautiful. that's really beautiful. wow. ♪ >> we have a rio bucket list. we can check off the top of sugarloaf. >> with hyper vent lags a-- hyp ventilation. you know what the next bucket list should be? how about that? >> that's a deal. you're okay with that? >> i'm okay with that. >> once you get up there, so worth that. >> so pretty up there. it is really pretty up there. literally, hoda stared at the carpeting of the tram the entire way up. >> gray shag. >> another headline, you guys. i want to tell you real quick. guess who just arrived? >> who? >> right whether you walk into the airport you see huge posters of michael phelps. but michael phelps has now made it here. as you know, he's the most decorated athlete. he has 22 medals, 18 golds.
so he's here in the flesh. that's exciting. >> all right. guys, thank you so much. we'll see new a bit. plus, coming up, we're going to findi'm ... ==take vo== we've got breaking news out of merced county, directly 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. breaking news out of merced county east of the bay area where at least five people are dead after a tour bus crashed on highway 99. the bus as you see from the pictures hit a pole about 3:30 this morning, while on a trip from mexico up to washington state. the pole cut its way through the bus itself. the bus driver survived but major injuries along with five other passengers. right now, we want to check out morning commute locally and see how things are rolling on this tuesday morning. >> we have that bus crash on highway 99. merced county, well out of our area for our commute. we're showing a commute looking pretty good right now. we'll focus in on key spots. this one, trivalley, tough drive
south. one crash on the shoulder. another one down here and that's causing this slow drive right there. not so bad considering the fact it could be back to san ramon, but it is not. the rest of your southbound out of 880, past the bridges. south bay, northbound routes, 187 and 101. back to you. >> thank you very much. we'll be back with another local news update for you in half an hour. hope to see you then. enjoy your tuesday morning.
♪ >> it is 8:30. it's tuesday morning. it's the 2nd of august, 2016. we have an awesome happy crowd out on our plaza. so nice to have them. coming up from here, matt had quite the experience when he sat down from the hollywood medium tyler henry. wait until you see his reaction to what he heard during the hearing. it sounds incredible. >> so good.
>> plus, cher passing up an oscar winning role. we have stories from the ultimate hollywood insiders. keeping kids occupied and out of trouble during the end of the summer. how to handle family vacation squabbles and new school jitters. >> this could be a witching hour for a lot of parents. first, matt and hoda have special guests with them in rio. hey, guys. >> we do. we're here with some of the team usa athletes ready to go for gold in rio. >> first first olympic athletes on the set. say hello to members of the u.s. women's sabre team. ladies, how about this? introduce yourselves and tell us where you're from? >> we're the united states women's sabre team.
>> well done. >> well done. in just a couple days away from opening ceremony. you'll be marching in that. how do you feel leading up to it? how are your butterflies? >> we're pretty excited. we just got here yesterday. just getting settled in. a lot of us are just excited to experience everything the olympics has to offer including not only bringing home gold but marching in the opening ceremonies. >> there is a lot of attention surrounding you. you're making history. the first american woman to compete in the olympic games wearing the hijab. as a muslim american, how do you feel about it? >> i'm so excited. this is a moment i dreamed for for a long time. i hope not just to represent myself and family well, muslim community but most importantly team usa. >> that's awesome. i can't help but notice the other lady's hair. it's for good luck. sparklies in yours. you're going purple. you may switch your color, too. >> it will be a surprise.
>> do you guys do certain things for luck before you get started? >> not so much luck. i love the purple hair but it's standing out and just not being afraid of who i am and being confident and trying new things. >> you talk about confidence. this team has a good reason to be confident. correct me if i'm wrong. since 2011, in any world championship, you medaled every time including 2014 which was a gold medal. what's your degree of confidence going into these games? >> i'm happy to have strong teammates to help me on this trip. it definitely makes me feel really good. >> i have to point out there are a lot of great legs here in general. as athletes, you guys have the strongest we've seen. what is it that you do and maybe it will help us all? is it just the stance? is that what's happening? >> squatting. >> show us a little something. >> light squat and then you are lunging. we're one sided so we are
left-handed and they are right handed so one of your legs gets more of a workout than the other. it's like going to the gym and doing squats on one side. >> they look well matched to me. >> what are you guys looking forward -- your event is one day, right. it starts and it stops on the same day. what are you looking forward to doing in rio after you're done competing. >> taking in the other sports. >> a lot of room here. we would love for you to hang any time you want. >> sightseeing, seeing other sports and getting to know the rest of team usa. some people are previous olympians and some are here for the first time so it's awesome to to be here together and support team usa. >> we know it's not an easy trip from olympic village down to the beach so a little "today" show bag for everyone as a thank you. thanks for making the effort. we appreciate it. >> thank you. coming up, let's go back to
new york. >> announcer: "today" olympic spotlight is presented by mini. proud supporter of serena williams and others defying labels. >> many have overcome obstacles on the way to discover their dreams. earlier we heard about serena williams' journey to what will be her fourth olympics and just moments ago we spoke with ibtihaj muhammad. you don't have to be an olympian to surpass expectations in your every day life. show us how you're beating the odds and taking on passion of your own using hashtag defylabels and we'll share stories on the air. al has a check of the weather. >> it's this time of year the new jersey state fair and you brought a friend. who is this?
>> this you can come over and c it out. we're an hour away from new york city. great veggies. animals. 5th through the 14th. >> good >> thank you. good to see you. al we start out this morning with some low colloid clouds an 50s to 60s now. spreading out temperaturewise as we go throughout the day. san francisco, up to 67 degrees with some afternoon sun and then some low to mid-60s for the rest of the week into the weekend. as we head to the inland spots, still very warm today, slightly above average. and it will be nice and sunny tomorrow, 87 degrees, we'll start out with a cooling trend that continues into saturday and sunday. >> that is your latest weather. matt? >> all right. al, thank you very much. before leaving new york, i had a chance to take another kind of a journey with a young man named tyler henry.
he is known for his show on our sister network with stellar henry. he wows people with psychic ability. he has a book coming out called between two worlds. we had tyler on the show before to do readings. he always insists on not knowing who the subject will be. so while i didn't know what to expect from our conversation, the good thing was neither did he. >> hello. >> hello, tyler. how are you? >> wow. how are you, snat. >> i'm great. >> great to see you. >> what a pleasure to see you. >> amazing. how have you been? >> i'm nervous. i don't understand prot ses, to be perfectly honest with you. >> okay, i'll explain it. way this works you is watch scribble. i just do. this this is my way. forgetting my surroundings and kind of focusing on a simple point so that i can pick up on subtle impressions. i found in the practice that sometimes objects will make a
stronger connection. ultimately, anybody can come through. it can be somebody connectsed to the object. i might bring people that are not connected to the object. >> he started asking for a pocket knife i brought. he didn't know it was my maternal grandfather's. but as he xplanld, sometimes other people insist on making their presence known. >> wow. okay. so i have a few people coming through. i first want to start with this man insisting to connect. it doesn't come through as a grandfather. but sitcoming through in a farlly essence. this man is going to have me talking about the passioning. i'm definitely getting more so a reference to progressive decline in health. he showed me the symbol of a phone being held to one's ear in they're in an unconscious state and being told it's okay. it's able to pass. they show that symbol. that acknowledges they were ultimately told by family, it's okay. like you don't have to hold on. and there is a feeling of appreciation with where he was when he actually died. there a feeling of appreciation
of like i refuse to die surrounded by doctors, dying in a hospital wither ago way. >> whether he knew it or not, tyler was talking about my father who pass add way in 1997 at his request he spent the last few weeks of his life at home under hospice care. >> he is thankful for the steps that were taken for him not to pass away in the tradition alpha silt. that's really important for him. that comes across. so there is a lot to take in. i don't know what makes sense. >> well, it does make sense. >> g. >> a lot of it. >> good. strange. you're showing me reference of a coin. and i don't know why this is come willing through the way that it s it is showing -- it may not click right now. but the reference to the coin. a cone collection. a very random archaic thing. >> i have a couple of silver dollars from him but not a lot. just a couple. >> actually reference to having three. and then i feel like i have to acknowledge missing one and replacing it and then talk about. two how many zrou? >> i think i have two. >> all right. >> i think i have. two. >> yeah.
he is just showing me a vision of a bird flying into a house and having to get this bird in like -- and trap this bird. this is the funniest thing. i don't know if we have to run out and throw it out. there is a funny instance about this. it is specific. i have to verbalize it. it's random details like that that can sometimes validate the one that is coming through. >> we've had that happen. >> tyler says his abilities also include a sensitivity to people's medical conditions. and he picked something up from me. >> can we talk about health. nothing serious. >> you have a susceptibility to sleep april knee yachlt i have to keep in mind -- >> yes. >> your entire side of the family is coming through. >> it has been brought to my attention that i might snore a little bit. just a little bit. >> that's all right. >> sleep issues aside. tyler said my dad did have another message. >> there say reference to fishing. but he he's speaking out loud.
i know what this is actually. i don't know if you're aware of this. but he is acknowledging that you were on a boat and feel like he's sit ago lone and fishing. and i'm thinking that and he's having made knowledge like i'm there with you. i'm there with you. >> you know, my dad shared two passions with me. he shared golf and fishing. and i do go out and fish a lot alone on a boat. and this idea that that might be a time to communicate with him or that he is attempting to communicate is phenomenal to mechlt because i spend a lot of time doing that. >> your father is so immensely proud of you. you didn't have to get where you are today for him to be proud of you. and you didn't have to get where you are today to be successful in his eyes. because he is proud of you regardless. i hope that gives insight.
>> you know this is nothing a son or daughter could want to hear more about their parent. is it possible to ask and see if he has any things he wants to know from me? >> sure. sure. i want to make sure you're happy. beyond everything else, beyond everything you have. just that you're happy. >> tell him i'm happy. >> good. >> because of him. >> you know what? he knows. >> i have to say, it was just a fraction of our conversation, the conversation i had with tyler. lasted for more than an hour. and there were times, guys, where i had hands were shaking. and i felt like i was per spirg because the things he was saying were so spot on. i was incredible. >> i don't know how you didn't cry. >> no. >> you know, i think -- you know me as well as anyone, savannah and al and guys, i think it's
because i knew there were cameras around there that i'm maybe not the person that's going to let that go at that moment. but i tell you, i got home and i cried. i did plenty of crying when i got home. >> it's amazing. >> we want to let you know, season two of "hollywood medium with tyler henry eye." it seems weird to be doing it as a promo. it premiers wednesday august 10th on our sister network, e. back to you. >> really incredible. just talking to matt last week after having this experience, i know it was so meaningful. and, yeah, just amazing to see. >> coming up next, we're going to shift gears dramatically. we have some untold inside stories from hollywood's legend airy talent agency caa which you never knew about your favorite tv shows and movies. first this is "today" on nbc. nb.
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we're back now. an inside look of hollywood talent agency and those who have shaped careers of many. we have james andrew miller. congrats on the book. give me the elevator pitch. if people have never heard of caa and don't know this agency, what makes this book exciting? >> there's a paradox to it. few people outside of hollywood know what caa is but it follows us all day. they're part of our lives than anyone of us realize. you turn on the radio, katy perry is there, that's caa. i just love the idea that there's this little iceberg there. people in hollywood know it but below the surface is a lot. >> a lot of celebrities are
buzzing about it. are they in the book. that kind of thing. is it dishy? >> it's dishy when it needs to be. not dishy for the sake of dishiness. i think there's a great story about what agents do because agents really don't talk about themselves. they are supposed to talk about their clients. now reversed it. we have a lot of stars talking about their agents and that's kind of fun. >> there's some great stories in this book. i want to run through just a few of them. sarah jessica parker, she really didn't want to do "sex and the city." >> she really didn't want to do it. her agent who she's been with for a long time basically forced her to do it. she talks a lot about that process. >> matthew broderick, her husband, didn't want to do "ferris bueller." and cher didn't want to do "moon struck" and was tricked into taking it.
what does the book tell us about that? >> her agent is ron myer, legendary hollywood person. he's really an amazing guy. she didn't want to go to the meeting. he tricked her into this meeting where she left and by the time she left she already committed to the movie. he tricked me. no way i wanted to do the movie. won an academy award. >> you get a sense of what agents do and we talked to dustin hoffman, the movie "rainman" so iconic and him playing the man that has autism. it was the agent that had the idea as i understand it. >> "rainman" was an incredible story. one of the agents was so adamant about tom cruise and his career that they just pushed tom into this movie and let's face it. tom and dustin don't exactly look like brothers. they may be far apart in years.
it worked. >> tom cruise i was fascinated to learn that in risky business the underwear scene was not in script. >> you have to give tom credit. he came to it when he was 19. a kid. >> amazing guy. >> the book is called "powerhouse." thank you so much. nice to have you here. we're back with more from new york and rio on a tuesday morning. first this is "today" on nbc.
things better? robin berman joins us. we need you. at the end of the summer a lot of times kids are getting antsy and bored and your theory is embrace boredom and the mess. >> now you're ready to kill me. we have to welcome boredom. it's hard to come by in 2016 for kids. they rush from activity to activity. they are overscheduled. their pace is very fast. there's electronic devices everywhere. we want to welcome boredom. you get creative. you have to think about what should i do? you have to be self-directed. what activity should i have versus a parent, an instinct, resist to give a laundry list. you can do this or that. leave it. >> don't hand them the ipad.
send them outside. >> go outside and play is great. nature inspires awe and wonder and it gets kids out and feeling their body and interacting and being social. so if you can tolerate it -- that's the key to parenting. sitting with your discomfort. not theirs. sitting and knowing you'll break through the other side. you want them to get frustrated. >> i want to get to this end of summer school anxiety that crops up for a lot of kids. you have a theory about empathizing with them. explain what you mean. >> empathy is a big emotion. i'm scared and most parents say you'll be fine. they reassure. school is not scary. you deny a kids' feelings versus meeting them where they are. gosh, i get it. i remember when i was scared the first day of school. >> that emotion coach basically. >> that's the key to parenting. nobody wakes up and says today
i'm an emotion coach. we want to install an emotional thermostat so that your kids can modulate their feelings. one of the corner stones of mental health is being able to manage your feelings. think of someone -- i saw someone on the 405 in los angeles flipping an old lady the bird. what's wrong with his mother? what went wrong? >> of course you think that. you're a psychiatrist. you have to think that. thank you. we're taking notes. we really are. >> up next, we're tackling pregnancy secrets and advice. head to today.com/parentingteam if you want to join the conversation. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. come on...you can do it! dogs just won't quit. neither does frontline. introducing new frontline gold. with its new easy applicator frontline gold delivers powerful protection that doesn't quit for a full 30 days. its new triple action formula is relentless at killing fleas and ticks.
we've got breaking news in the central valley. northbound highway 99 is shut down right now because of we continue to follow breaking news out of the central valley this morning where a northbound highway 99 has seen a shutdown because of this, a tour bus. and your eyes are not deceiving you, a horrific sight, a pole jutting out from the center of the bus. this happened at about 3:30 this morning as a result of that crash, five people have died.
another six people are seriously injured as you see investigators out there on the scene now, trying to make sense of what happened. now the charred bus was making its way from mexico to washington. at a stop in los angeles and was on its way to sacramento, that was that leg. investigators are trying to figure out why it veered off the road and into the pole. more to come on that in the morning. an update on the fire in monterey county that grew by 3,000 acres overnight. firefighters, 5,000 of them from across the state, working on that, saying it is burning away from home. on facebook, the measures being debated by city leaders aimed at protecting renters from apartment fires. we'll see you in 30 minutes with more news.
this morning on "today's take," craig robinson, star of "the office" in a new role like you've never seen him before and we countdown to the opening ceremony with gold medal movies to get you ready for rio and long and short of summer's hottest fashion trend. all that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's a beautiful tuesday morning here in new york city. we've got a beautiful crowd outside on our plaza. it's the 2nd day of august, 2016 i'm willie along with al and tamron. we haven't been together at this table in a month.
we've been out on the road. >> we have olympics coming up. >> when are you going to rio? >> leaving saturday. we start monday doing the shows. everything from what matt and hoda were showing looks great. >> hoda has your drink ready. >> at the end of our 8:00 hour, hoda didn't know we were on. it's 9:30 down there. >> going to be a long day for hoda. >> this is your song. where's the song? >> a little lauryn hill. she's so good. i thought she would put out a new album. i love her. >> her and missy elliott. >> have you seen the commercial with missy elliott and alec baldwin? >> her video she has that and now alec baldwin has one, too.
we could have our own. do "today's take" as a puppet show. >> we all have bobbleheads. >> we want to start with incredible news this morning. part of our extended family, ellie kemper, our dear friend and her husband, michael, welcomed their first baby. congratulations. ellie was here a month or so ago. she was already to go. i interviewed her. we talked about shopping for baby clothes and that stuff. she's going to be an amazing mom. we don't have information yet. i texted her. i suspect she's busy at the moment. we're just so happy for both of them. congratulations. >> what is the protocol on that when you know someone just had a baby. i thought about e-mailing her. >> send it. she'll get to it. >> how are you feeling? that was fast. it wasn't. happiest baby on earth. we love her. >> she's going to go from
unbreakable to unsleepable. >> i'm obsessed with this sky diver thing. he did a dive without a parachute. i didn't even know that was in the realm of possibility. luke aikens set a world record. a 25,000-foot jump from a plane without a parachute going 150 miles an hour and landed on this net that caught him. unbelievable. a 10,000 square foot net. he sat down with savannah this morning for his first live interview since the record setting leap. here he is. >> when i look at that video and you're starting out at 25,000 feet, i mean, it's like trying to find a postage stamp in a football field. how do you maneuver? >> you can't really make out the net. you can see the ground and you know where you need to go. as you get closer and lower you make out landmarks better and you can see it and you have to maneuver your body. i was off by 20 feet on that one. >> you were close to the edge there. did you feel that way? >> i did. once i knew i was inside the net i was more concerned about that
flip to my back hitting in a strong position. instead of taking a second to move to the middle i knew i was safe on the edge where i was so we locked it in. >> his friend gave him this idea. what's the most extreme thing we could do. do it without a parachute. how would that work? >> you would fall. >> i love the back story. your friend proposes this idea. how would that work? not you clearly don't like me. >> i talked to him before he went on with savannah. i said was there any moment that you thought maybe not? he said about halfway up in the plane he thought what am i doing? and then he kind of settled down. he was sitting here with a helmet. a lot of us on crew were going, really, at a certain point that helmet is not going to help much. >> he kept his eyes open because he needed to. wouldn't your instinct make you close your eyes like on a roller
coaster. >> you want to see where the net is. >> you're not wearing a wing suit or anything. >> nothing. >> just falling. >> it's jumping. >> falling. >> falling. >> kids are there. his wife. >> his 4 year old -- >> it worked out for him. i wouldn't do it again. >> that could have turned out very, very badly. so as you know, we're carrying the olympics and we're all about the olympics so our team started to make their way down to beautiful rio de janeiro. matt and hoda taking the cable car to the peak of sugarloaf mountain. they had great time. hoda has now been taking lots of drinks and enjoying herself. >> like it's a medicine. >> taking lots of pictures. that's what i meant. buzz feed, our friends, decided to list a group of olympic themed movies to get us all in
the mood. number five, "blades of glory." i thefr thought never thought o olympic movie. >> my gosh. look at that. unbelievable. number four, "the cutting edge." >> not familiar with this one. i don't know that one. >> i don't know this one either. >> who is in it? >> who is in this movie? >> anybody? >> i'm not asking who the women in the control -- i'm asking who is in the movie? >> looks like katie holmes. >> i have not heard of this. >> number three, classic, "cool runnings." >> that's the advantage of being a true story. >> another true story number two, "miracle."
>> great movie. >> story of the hockey team. >> unbelievable. >> again true story. >> and another true story, number one, "chariots of fire." there you go. >> cannot argue with that. >> strong number one. >> you get goosebumps when you hear the music. you feel like you can do anything, like jump out of a plane and land without a parachute. >> opening ceremony friday night 7:30 right here on nbc hosted by matt, hoda and meredith. >> can't wait. >> it will be cool. >> a trick shot to show you since we're in the athletic mood, this is hockey. it's gone viral from russia. here's the event. fans were packed in. he scoops up the puck with his stick and then he throws it.
>> he balances it on the blade of the stick and tosses it in. >> he learned that from will ferrell. >> it would not be legal in an actual game. >> there has to be tape on it. >> what about the goalie? he looked like he was leaping for it. >> he threw it the wrong way. he was in on it. >> they are kind of like the harlem globetrotters of hockey. he catches it. look at when he picks it up. it doesn't turn. he turns it. come on. >> he tries to catch it. >> it has tape or something on it. >> it's made of rubber. it's like a nerf. guess what today is? >> russians cheating? unbelievable. i never heard of such a thing like they would be disqualified from an event. >> not listening to political jokes.
happy ice cream sandwich day. i stayed up all night making these for my fellas. if you're at home, i will personally deliver these to your home, too. just tweet your address. i'm coming on by. this is a national holiday. these are gourmet ice cream sandwiches. $2.99 from cream shop. i'm a classic. i like the old fashioned ice cream sandwich. >> remember running after the good humor truck. i guess they melted a little. waving a dime trying to get it to slow down. >> you're going to be risk takers? >> here in new york, i don't know about the rest of the country, here in new york there were two main ice cream trucks. regular ice cream not counting soft custard. there was good humor and thing bungalow bar. it was an ice cream truck that
had a roof of a bungalow on the top of it. it was cheaper than good humor. there was even a song. bungalow bar tastes like tar. the more you eat, the sicker you are. we made that up. >> we had dairy queen. dq is strong. >> the good humor truck ringing the bell. >> we had a guy with no license plate or no name. i don't know what it was. oh. go, al. >> i'm almost to the map.
rio weather. oh no. that's what's going on around the country. here w >> as you head out today we are going to see the clouds that we're seeing now over san francisco. right now it's 61 degrees and we will have sunshine later on today. right now it's 46 degrees in livermore, concord 63 degrees. also 63 degrees in san jose. looking over the next few days as we start out here it will be in the upper 80s. 89 degrees pacifica and ocean beach will be 62 with low 90s today in the trivalley. >> that is your latest weather. one of our faves. the one and only. mr. craig robbins.
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world on fire, it will because you have a unique perspective and when you collect your source awards, you'll thank me. >> source awards? is that as far as i get in your dream? can i get a grammy or something? >> nobel prize, how about that? >> congratulations on this. your chemistry is amazing. it's fantastic. i think it puts you up to the next level here. how do you feel about it? >> i'm excited about it. when i got the script, i am, like, i am in. i met with the director who got my name from the director of "pineapple express." it was nice to be part of that. >> were you looking to make this kind of turn to do something more dramatic? >> i envisioned it, but i guess i was on the path to it. comedy prepared me for the
drama. you know, i wasn't like actually going after it. it just kind of came to me. >> critical reception for this has been incredible. won a couple awards at sundance. is that a strange feeling for you because your world has been comedy up to this point and now critics are writing what great actor you are and maybe you didn't surprise yourself. you knew you had this in you but to make that turn into a different world. >> blew my mind. i left sundance and went to perform in boston and was back in l.a. and then chad called me and said they want you to come back and receive an award. i went back because i had to see if it was true. >> it was. >> it was a source award. >> what a great young actor. >> this is his first role. he's done some silly, funny, youtube videos but this is his first role. he just nailed it. he's great. he's a killer.
>> you played the dad as we saw in the clip. you're a very tight knit family. music family. did you pull from some of your experiences in your home? >> yes. i used my parents as good cop/bad cop. this character, he tows the line between friendship and fatherhood. i hadn't seen this kind of relationship before. especially in a black family. just watching respect and how he just deals with him as a young man. he knows he's not ready but he still has to let him live his life. >> in your family there was no friendship parent. >> my father is like i'm your parent. i'm not your friend. okay. >> we can be friends when we're older. >> it makes sense. this is a unique situation. the kid's mother passed away. he has him in germany. he has to have him on his team. they have to relate differently.
>> it's a beautiful movie. i hope you're proud of it. it's incredible. for fans who are worried you may leave comedy, your next move is "sausage party." i think we'll be okay. >> i'm one of the nonperishables. we're the elders of the grocery store. we know some secrets and we just try to keep the peace and keep everybody from learning what's really going on. >> animated. >> animated. it has the feel of this is the end but you can go further because it's a cartoon. >> may i also say, we just congratulated you. when you walked in here, you congratulated tamron. >> on her engagement to lawrence o'donnell. congratulations. >> because you read it on the internet. >> i read it on the internet. >> you can believe everything on the internet. >> congratulations. i'm, like, i'm getting engaged. my poor mom. there's an article saying i'm
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figure out why manhole covers were knocked off in some sort of explosion. people living nearby called in about 11:30 in the area of gary and hyde streets to report what was happening. firefighters arrived to find the fire was out but the manhole covers had been lifted out of place. they're continuing to do investigation there, in n the meantime nobody was injured. we'll have a check of your weather and traffic for the rest of your tuesday right after this break.
good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of clouds and 61 degrees in san francisco heading up to 67. as we go into the day we will have a nice one with some clearing skies, the rest of the week. near normal temperatures and also a strong ocean breeze and we keep it there as we go into the next several days but today the inland areas will be much warmer, reaching 91 degrees. 92 in fairfield. oakland up to 75 and san jose 85 degrees. let's head over to mike for a
look at traffic. >> most of the bay looks pretty smooth right now, pretty typical pattern with a look at recovery for the trivalley. 680 after the earlier crashes, they've cleared up. a slower drive toward the fr freemont area. between willow north and willow south, a little slow. your live camera south of there, traffic coming down toward university by then you see it breaking up real nicely. no crashes, just congestion. back to you. >> thank you very much. that will do it for us right now. see you again in a half hour with more news updates.
federal health officials have issued a travel warning advising pregnant women to avoid a miami neighborhood. the wynwood arts district is popular with residents and tourists. it's also ground zero in a homegrown zika outbreak. all apparently from mosquitoes. on monday, florida governor rick scott announced that ten more cases of the virus had been found there bringing the total to 14. it's august. back to school time. that means peak season for head lice. a new study finds that lice in 42 states developed resistance to many over-the-counter treatments but that doesn't mean the treatments won't work on the nastiness. experts advise using treatments once and then repeating a week later if that falls. you need to call a doctor. dentists told us for years
that flossing helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay but then a study finds there's little proof that flossing works and now the federal government quietly removed its recommendation that people floss. saying its effectiveness never was researched as required. turns out just toothbrush is the best way to keep those teeth clean and healthy. mcdonald's wants to make happier meals. the global fast food says it's making a new push to improve menu ingredients to attract health conscious diners. among the changes mcnuggets, amlets, scrambled eggs and other breakfast items are free of artificial preservatives and also now real butter in the mctoughen. and the change come as mcdonald's facing slowing sales and increased competition. no translation is needed to enjoy the annual summer lantern float festival that began monday night in northern japan. the floats light up.
the more traditional floats but in recent years floats inspired by tv shows have become super popular in the celebration. al roker, what do you think of this flossing story? >> i think i'm so used to doing it now that -- >> i know but like we've been -- >> i like -- >> i like the feel of it, too. but years and years of purchase. >> you can also use the floss to cut cheese. >> let me go practice that. >> okay there you go. there's a line there. i'm not going to do it. anyway, every now and then i show a little restraint. for today we're looking at wet weather along the mid-atlantic, southeastern atlantic and gulf coast. monsoonal moisture in the southwest. pacific northwest looking spectacular. for tomorrow, we're looking at a slight risk of strong storms in the northern plains. more wet weather in the southeast and southeastern atlantic coast. plenty of sunshine in texas where the heat is back on and we continue to see more moisture in the southwest where there could be some flash flooding. we'll have to keep an eye on that. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in y
it will be a warm day for inland areas. up to 88 degrees in morgan hill. palo alto 79 degrees in the mission district at 77. 88 in napa today while oakland is 75. upper 80s to low 90s for the trivalley. very warm today and also tomorrow, but we will have some cooler air moving in just in time for this weekend with some lower 80s even for the inland areas. >> that's your latest weather. now to game we call how bad is it? we'll find out whether or not some questionable habits are actually bad for us. >> it's inspired by hgtv magazine's most popular column how bad is it? sarah peterson is editor in chief. >> sarah will ask us questions about potential harmful habits and decide if habits are not bad or really bad.
>> not bad or really bad. are you ready to play? first question, how bad is it to drink from a water bottle that's been sitting in the car? summer. it's hot. >> really bad. >> all right. really bad. the heat in the car deteriorates plastic and leaks plastic into the water. don't want to drink that water. not healthy. take your water in a stainless steel bottle or take your water with you outside the car. how bad is it to share deodorant with your significant other. it's not how gross it is, how bad is it? it's not bad. all of the doctors we talk to say deowedorants are the same thing. >> don't you pick up dead skin? >> deodorant kills germs. you won't get cooties from
sharing deodorant. it kills germs. what about antiperspirants versus deodorant, that's another question. >> how dangerous is to have a manicurist cut your cuticles? really bad. the job is to protect the base of your nail. you cut that off. more inclined to get infection. you don't know practice of every salon sterilization. better to have them push back and have manicurist push them back only. >> do you know how much money you could save me? >> listen to the experts. next, how bad is it to let your dog stick its head out the car window. the air is flowing. looks so cute. >> really bad.
>> it's super bad. debris. eyes, insects. sudden swerves. seat belt harness or crate for your dog. next, ready? how bad is it to not refrigerate ketchup? >> i hate cold ketchup. >> this is a household debate. to not put it in the fridge. >> not bad at all. >> i keep it in the fridge though. >> you like it cold? >> here's the thing. it does need to be in the pantry, cupboard, it's ascidic o it won't spoil. >> you can go back and forth? >> it won't speed up the expiration date. >> interesting. learning all kinds of things. >> how bad is it to ignore a software update on your phone or computer? is it really bad or not bad?
>> really bad. >> it's really bad. it's really bad. don't they have bugs in those updates? >> it's to get rid of the bugs. the more updated your devices are, the more secure they are, those updates are about security. okay. last one. how bad is it to put wine glasses in the dishwasher? >> that's really bad. >> i'll give you a clue. glass. >> not me. >> hand wash. >> glass can go in the dishwasher. top rack only. >> the stems will break. >> if they're not touching each other, they're unlikely to break. >> we use goblets at my house. >> crystal never put in the dishwasher. >> we have a tally? >> al won. >> not bad. >> very good. >> that was awesome. >> good to see you. for more how bad is it questions pick up the latest issue of
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and even the office. >> let's start at the farmer's market. nevertheless, the look is gorgeous. i love this. >> this is the hot pant. it's definitely the daisy duke 2.0. it's about a higher waist and thicker denim. >> you want a looseness to it. >> a looseness and they are super flattering. they elongate the legs. style with something more covered up on the top. love this shirt. >> i think if your shorts are short, your top should not be tiny. you can't go tiny, tiny. >> no. it's not a look you ever want to rock at the farmer's market. >> i have a long black, sleeveless vest. i wear that over my shorts like that because it gives more modesty. >> good wear to wear them. >> office look. bermuda short is trendy but it's
not bermuda hawaii. you don't want a crazy print on it. us a a.m. white shorts. kind of like a pant but in short shape. wear them with a great, simple striped tank. whatever works for your body type. they off the best part of your body. >> if you get a black pair, you can put a black blazer and you have a great style. and now from the farmer's market to a more realistic view of my life. a bar. hanging out at a bar. >> here we have a matching set trending all over runways. this is a version. we made it more evening-like. sometimes it can get pajama when you matchy, matchy. do it with tailored pieces. a great high heel and jewelry.
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this morning in our series hope to it, a story of veterans and first responders who dedicated their lives to service joining forces to serve again rushing in to help during natural disasters around the world and getting a little muddy along the way. mud. sweat. pure strength. this is the tough mudder challenge. every year thousands come together on long island for the ultimate test of endurance. one of 120 tough mudders around the world. for the next five hours, these brave souls will run, climb,
duck, roll and work together as a team to take on the challenging course. among them, former marine scout sniper jake wood who is now ceo and co-founder of team rubicon. a national disaster response team that helps in times of disaster. partnering with will dean, the man behind tough mudder, was a perfect fit. >> it's about bringing people together to overcome challenges and work as a team and experience that sense of community and the values of tough mudder and value s are perfectly aligned. >> an unintended consequence of the work that we do that military veterans through this mission find this renewed sense of purpose and community and identity and that's been so critical for them as they transition out of the military and into their civilian lives. >> wesley kerr is a volunteer and tough mudder ambassador. >> tough mudder challenges you
in every way. you run ten miles, you climb through mud and climb up things and your arms are sore, shoulders are sore, you feel this accomplishment because you challenged every aspect of yourself. >> webb is no stranger to challenges. he was in west virginia cleaning up after devastating floods caused mud slides and water damage to neighborhoods. >> there were basements that we needed to clear everybody out and someone can assess this is what needs to be done to restart and rebuild. >> team rubicon has responded to more than 150 disasters worldwide and grown from eight members to a team of more than 40,000 placing a high value of comradery both on and off the tough mudder course. >> one of the things the obstacles are trying to do is get people out of their comfortable zones. in the military you hear get comfortable being uncomfortable.
>> we bring people together and work together and shared values and not about the individual but about the team. >> you come together as a team and you meet the most amazing people. you feel so accomplished and you're around people that have your same values and have your same mental grit and strength. >> a strong bond, unbreakable from start to finish. >> tough mudder doesn't care about your time. they care abo finding your best. >> tough mudder is hoping to raise $1.5 million for team rubicon by the end of 2017. team rubicon will hold a day of service on october 22nd for anyone who wants to help serve their community. for more information, you can head to today.com. team rubicon is a remarkable organization. check them out. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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it will be nice and cool but inland areas will be getting as warm as 92 degrees in fairfield. walnut creek and pleasanton will be 92 degrees and oakland expect a high of 75. it will be cooling down in time for the weekend. let's head over to make to see what's happening on the roadways. >> we're looking at the traffic which is getting lighter as you would expect. anywhere north from the san mateo bridge, no problems here. over here, this is a concern southbound 688, 237. we had a fender bender on the shoulder. we also had a fire in the bush on the side of the road there and that spread around so there's still a fire crew blocking that slow lane and that's why you have all that slowing. unusual for milpitas. the rest of the south bay improves. northbound 280 at lawrence, clear. scott? on twitter we're updating the developments of the deadly bus crash that killed five people. it was a charter bus north of merced northbound highway 99 is
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody! it's booze day tuesday. also called banking tuesday around here. >> that's right. >> august 2nd. hoda is in rio for the olympic games. so my friend and partner for 15 years from 1985 to 2000, regis philbin, a true cultural icon is here with us today. >> 31 years we worked today. but really -- anyway, we got through it. >> we have a terrific show for