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>> that is not local. we go back to rio one last time for psome dancing and celebratin tonight. good morning. let the games begin. all eyes on rio with the opening ceremony of the 2016 olympic games now just hours away. the american flag raised over the athletes village as crews put the final touches on iconic americana stadium. 11,000 athletes, all getting ready and over 1 billion people set to watch around the globe. we have your exclusive sneak peek today, friday, august 5, 2016. >> team usa has won back-to-back gold medals. >> another strong finish by phelps.
>> from nbc news this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games. with matt lauer, live from rio de janeiro, brazil. and savannah guthrie, live from rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to a split edition of "today" on a friday morning. savannah, great to see you. we have reached the final hours of our countdown to tonight's opening ceremony of the 2016 olympic games. i'll be honest with you, i'm excited, i'm nervous. i'm all of the above. >> you're nervous, what? you don't have to do a back flip, do you? >> that's right. we are hosting the opening ceremony. what do we have to be nervous about? we're not competing in the olympic games. i have to tell you, savannah, you have been to the olympics, you know in the morning when the crowd gathers here at the olympic set, you have wonderful
little moments -- unexpected moments. i had one a second ago. i was walking around, talking to some of the people who were here on copacabana beach. and i waked up to this guy right here. i said, i love the t-shirts, you have the simone biles faces here. who are you here to see? oh, she's my sister. that's ron biles right there. his friend brandon. are you nervous? >> yes, definitely nervous, but excited to be here. >> is she nervous? >> not yet. she said she's really, more than ready. just excited to compete. we're looking forward to it. >> thank you so much! thank you. thank you very much. >> simone is one of the names that's going to be on everyone's lips by the time this two weeks of the olympics is over. by the way, we have some excitement here, matt. we have blake shelton in concert. and we've got a great crowd getting ready for that. we had a lot of news this morning. politics of course.
including our "today" exclusive with governor mike pence running for vice president with trump and his wife karen. matt, back to you for now. >> all right, thanks. let's begin with what you can expect to see tonight. nbc's peter alexander seven miles to the north of copacabana beach at that stadium. good morning to you. >> hey, good morning. welcome to the iconic maracana stadium. this is where they're hosting tonight's opening stadium. already being touted as an explosive celebration of brazilian culture, but this country in the midst of an economic crisis, it will be 0.1 of the opening in london four years ago. the city of samba welcoming the world. ♪
at the athletes village the national anthem played, the u.s. flag raised. a sight the americans hope to see a lot more of at the games. >> it's not just about yourself, or your friends or family. but about the whole country. >> i have a profound sense of patriotism. >> tonight the highly anticipated opening ceremony. expected to be watched by more than a billion people around the globe. ♪ among its themes -- tolerance. the ceremony's creative director saying this is less about opulence and more about passion. >> we have social problems but even when you go through very poor areas you see that people know -- know how to smile, they're friendly. they're happy. and i guess the spirit is in the ceremony. >> i think there's something very special about brazil which is this -- it's a location for happiness. >> that happiness now extends to 271 russian athletes. officially cleared to compete. but in the wake of a doping scandal more than a hundred
others from the country's original roster sent packing. >> the message is clear, there's no place to hide for cheats. >> hitting the court, nothing but net. the u.s. men's basketball team eyeing another gold headed up by carmelo anthony. >> for us, as players representing the united states. this is the best way we can send a message is by winning a gold medal and showing the world we're united through all the turmoil going back on in our country. >> here in brazil, a country obsessed with soccer, the opening men's performance not sitting well with the hometown crowd. >> some jeers. >> a scoreless draw against south africa. for a team facing intense pressure to rebound, after its disappointing silver medal finnish 2012. and tonight, 207 delegations will take part in this parade of nations that includes the team of a refugees.
they'll be beneath the olympic flag, demonstrating the olympic spirit of this event. as for who's going to be lighting the cauldron tonight, still a tightly kept secret. a lot of speculation right now that it will be pele, but we still don't know. >> by the way, we have been there for two -- we don't know. we have no idea. thank you very much, peter. here are my fellow hosts for the opening ceremony. hoda and meredith. good morning. >> good morning! >> i think that refugee team when they come into the stadium they're going to get an enormous response. it will be very emotional. let's try to tell people what else they can expect to see. >> well, as they were saying in the piece, you know, they didn't have a lot of money for this olympic, so they went low tech which is a good thing. nothing can go wrong. there's no machine to break, except the projector. >> low tech, high heart. >> big heart. all about the energy of the people. >> i think it's fun. if you like dancing and you like partying, and you like to just get up off the couch, i think
this is really the show for you. sometimes when you watch a show, you scratch your chin, you go isn't that nice? this is a get up, get in it and like almost participate. >> it's a carnival. >> i feel lucky. my parents loved the basinovo when i was growing up. i guarantee you you'll want to download some of this music, it gets stuck in your head. and it gets you in the spirit. >> the people here are just -- you know, it's -- the news has been for months about the negative. you come -- i came here with six cans of deet, you know? i haven't seen a mosquito until this morning. one. >> in the car. >> we were on the way over here. >> exactly. >> swatting. >> in the van, actually. >> but you get here, and the people are lovely. the spirit is fantastic. we talk about pressing the restart button tonight on brazil and the olympics and i think it's going to be a wonderful moment. >> you know what's funny, it reminds me of when new orleans was in the super bowl, it was after katrina. everyone walked up to everyone
from new orleans and said, are you okay, is it okay? all of a sudden, on the big stage in front of the world they won the super bowl and everyone saw it. and you sort of feel that way here, right? people are concerned and worried. >> great music, great dancing, some huge names like michael phelps walking in with the american flag, leading team usa. another major superstar will be involved in the show tonight. >> major. >> tell you a little bit more about that in the next half hour. >> matt will be wearing a speedo throughout the opening ceremony. >> under my jacket. >> fantastic. >> more fun like this begins tonight at 7:30 eastern and pacific right here on nbc. coming up, the exclusive sneak peek about what you will see involving one of the biggest stars. savannah? >> looking forward. thank you. well, here at home, hillary clinton is expanding her lead in the presidential race. take a look at the latest nbc news/"wall street journal"
national poll, its shows 47% for clinton and tim kaine. it has been a rough week for the republican ticket. almost daily missteps and fiery criticism from the party leaders and daily jabs from president obama. we have two reports this morning, starting with nbc's hallie jackson. on the campaign trail this morning in wisconsin. good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah, good morning to you. this morning, donald trump is now responding to president obama's latest remarks, tweeting overnight the president should ask the dnc how they rigged the election for bernie sanders. trump leaning into his controversial rigged system critique as president obama leans into his own attacks too. on the president's birthday, no surprises. >> i don't even really know where to start. >> reporter: as he tears into donald trump yet again. this time, for these comments. >> i'm afraid the election going to be rigged. i have to be honest.
>> of course the elections will not be rigged. what does that mean? that's ridiculous. that doesn't make any sense. i don't think anybody would take that seriously. >> reporter: the president in disbelief. the gop in disarray to some. house speaker paul ryan now saying out loud what many republicans have been whispering about trump. >> he's had a pretty strange run since the convention. you would think if we ought to be focusing on hillary clinton, on her deficiencies. it is distressing that that's not what we're talking about these days. >> reporter: even after trump refused to endorse him, ryan is supporting the candidate and is mike pence of course. some calling him the clarifier in chief. trying to show a different side of the trump ticket. >> i'm matthew, i'm 11 years ode. >> reporter: but even the youngest wonder about pence's purpose. >> i have been noticing you have been softening up on mr. trump's policies and words. is this your role -- is this going to be your role in the administration? >> i couldn't be more proud to
stand with donald trump and we are shoulder to shoulder in this campaign right now. >> reporter: now, this morning signs that loyalty among trump's staunchest supporters is starting to slip. for the first time since january, clinton's leading trump with men, long considered his base. and while he has the edge with white voters overall and those without a college education, his advantage with those key demographics for him is shrinking. trump hopes staying on attack will help close the gap. >> hillary's made tremendous mistakes in every way. >> reporter: but a new web video is sparking its own minifirestorm. look at what the trump campaign spells out over clinton's words. >> we are going to raise taxes on the middle class. >> reporter: does she say are or aren't raise taxes? >> we are going to raise taxes on the middle class. >> reporter: the clinton team
said aren't. pointing to her long time tax policy. what's in a word? in this case, everything. a trump aide tells me this morning the campaign stands by that video and in the meantime, the clinton camp is taking aim at trump on something else. when asked what women he would put into the cabinet in a potential trump administration, he only named two. the one interviewing him jokingly and more seriously, savannah, his daughter ivanka. >> hallie jackson, thank you. in our next hour, governor mike pence and his wife karen will join us for the first interview together since governor pence joined the trump ticket. that's a "today" exclusive next hour. the clinton campaign is picking up new support this morning from a former top official at the cia. he's making the case for clinton and against donald trump in a strongly worded op-ed in today's "new york times." nbc's andrea mitchell has more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah.
as the candidates slug it it over national security, a former top cia official has endorsed hillary clinton today with the startling charge that donald trump has let himself become the unwitting dupe of russian president vladimir putin. donald trump attacked obama for her private server saying she shouldn't receive the classified briefing to be given to both candidates. >> hillary clinton furthermore can never be trusted with national security. you can't brief her. let's protest. >> reporter: asked if trump should be trusted with the classified briefing, obama saying -- >> if they want to be president, they have to start acting like a president. >> reporter: in a searing column, mike morel said that donald trump would be a poor or dangerous commander in chief and cited his need for self-agrandizement.
the former intelligence official under george bush and president bush alleges vladimir putin a former high ranking kgb officer played on mr. trump's opinion vulnerabilities. trump bragged about praise from the russian president. >> you know, putin -- he said, donald trump is brilliant. and donald trump is the leader and -- he said nice things about mow. >> reporter: he writes in the intelligence business, we would say that mr. putin had recruited mr. trump as an unwitting agent of the russian federation. trump blasting president obama and hillary clinton for a controversial decision to return $400 million to iran. on the same day iran was releasing four american detainees. however, clinton was long out of office and the president says it was not ransom. >> we do not pay ransom for hostages. >> trump is drawing fire himself for claiming he saw video of an unmarked cargo plane delivering
that cash to iran. >> the tape was made, right? you saw that with the plane coming in. >> reporter: the only known video is a private jet bringing them home. trump tweeted an acknowledgment, it was the prisoner plane. responding in statement, a written statement trump said that mike morel was another obama/clinton pawn trying to change the subject from the iran controversy and said that hillary clinton has bad judgment and is unfit to servas president. savannah? >> all right, andrea. other news this morning, health officials said there are two new cases of travel-related zika in miami. this as the president weighs in on that outbreak calling the need for funding critical. nbc's kerry sanders has the latest on that. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. health officials say the zika-carrying mosquitos here can be traced to an area that's about the size of a new york city studio apartment. 500 square feet.
still, for women in this state who are pregnant they're still racing to get tested for the zika virus. this morning health officials in florida are bracing for thousands of women expected to want zika tests. florida governor rick scott toured the center of the zika outbreak, pledged free tests will be provided to any pregnant woman who wants one. >> we'll get as many test kits as we can and make sure we can meet all of the demand. >> reporter: but the rollout is slow. several health department offices women were told no tests yet. >> i am concerned. >> reporter: this expectant mother is one of the lucky ones. >> i thought it was important to get tested. >> reporter: tracy humphrey decided not to wait. she went to the private lab instead. >> i live really close to the area where the outbreak is. and they said no problem. >> reporter: federal funds to fight zika are stalled in congress. president obama is urging action. >> the situation is getting critical.
>> reporter: the head of the cdc says this is no time to be complacent. >> as long as there's zika spreading anymore, pregnant women should protect themselves from mosquito bites. >> reporter: it was about this time yesterday morning that a plane was flying overhead, spraying a chemical insecticide over this city. mosquito control officials say while it's a little early they're getting positive results, they believe it has been effective. savannah? >> let's hope so. kerry sanders, thank you. turning to al. boy, new orleans really got it yesterday. >> i'll tell you it's rare for them to see tornados there. but waterspout came on shore. it became an ef-0 tornado in new orleans seventh ward. that's the area still affected by katrina. this thing was on the ground for about half a mile. 80 miles an hour winds. you can see the damage from it. it was fairly extensive. luckily, no major injuries were
reported. big problems now in the clean-up as that continues. we're concerned about the gulf coast into the beginning of next week. you can see showers and thunderstorms especially off the florida nature coast. there's a meandering low pressure system. no steering currents. a high pressure system off the southeast coast. some areas can pick up five to seven inches from cedar key down to tampa. look what happens over the next seven days. there could be 10 to 15 inches of rain in florida. and heavy rain all along the gulf coast. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
i'm kari hall. low clouds and drizzle continue in san francisco right now. and it's 59 degrees. we'll also see that along the coastline. after that clears out we'll get some sunshine today and some cooler than average temperatures in the south bay, expect the high of 80 degrees. 81 degrees in the fry valley p and in the peninsula, 71 degrees. also low 70s for the north day. into the next couple of days this kind of weather continues. cooler than average and a nice little warmup by early next week. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al. thank you. still ahead, how can donald trump's campaign right the ship after a rocky week? his runningmate, indiana governor mike pence joins us, along with his wife, for an exclusive, live interview. matt? all right, savannah. we have just completed
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coastline. our temperatures starting out on the cool side and will stay there as we go through the day. today's high temperature is much lower than average, up to 76 degrees in concord. 77 in san jose. and san francisco, 61 degrees. let's head over to mike for an update. >> as laura talked about this deadly crash is the only real issues as far as traffic foes and a tragedy. look at the rest of your bay and it is the friday, easier drive. milpitas, this is the scene. avoid 237 and calaveras. avoid that connector because the closure has the entire area tied up. to the south of mission boulevard to the north, a lot lighter, again shs because it's a friday. take the extra mileage because that congestion between 680 and 880 on calaveras and 237 will be a problem for hours. the rest of the bay moves smoothly. a little slowing over towards hayward and nimitz and the bay bridge metering lights are on. not a problem. back to you. thank you very much.
♪ you be my louisiana ♪ we're back at 7:30. it's friday morning, fifth of august, 2016. we've got a big crowd for "today" on our plaza. country superstar blake shelton is stopping by for a concert. we've been waiting all summer for this. matt, you may have the opening ceremony in rio, but you tell our friend hodie i'm with blake now. >> hodie would like to say hi to blakey, so make sure you pass that on, all right? >> i will, i will. >> meanwhile, we've got the opening ceremony in just 12 hours. we're nervous, we're excited. we just want to stay out of the way, savannah, and make sure that the stars of the show are the athletes, the music and the dancers. >> you guys are going to knock it out of the park, as always. let's start this half hour with today's top stories here. our next nbc news/"wall
street journal" poll showing hillary clinton has now nearly doubled her lead over donald trump in the presidential race. in a head-to-head matchup, the democratic ticket leads, 47%-38%. clinton was up by just five points last month. they're cleaning up in new orleans, where a tornado cut a half-mile path of destruction through parts of the city. several buildings collapsed in the storm and two minor injuries were reported. and the feds carried out a major bust of alleged mafia members up and down the east coast, 46 in all from several crime families indicted. prosecutors say the suspects were involved in everything from illegal gambling to health care fraud. but matt, all eyes are on you and rio. tonight's opening ceremony just hours away now. yeah, you know, the details of what people will see tonight basically shrouded in secrecy, but we can tell you a couple of things. there are going to be some very famous faces taking part, including, we can tell you,
brazilian supermodel gisele bundchen. there she is thursday night at one of the dress rehearsals joining in on the fun. she does play a role in the ceremony. here's what one of the creative directors of the show had to say about that. >> her catwalk last year, but then we propose her to do this, and she said, okay, let's suppose i didn't do that and this will be really my last, because nothing can be bigger than this. i mean, so, she's going to finish her career on catwalk with 3 billion people watching. for a supermodel, i think that's a great way to finish her career. >> she's involved in a really beautiful part of the ceremony to get you ready for tonight, you know what we thought would be fun? let's go back. let's look at some unforgettable moments from opening ceremonies past. how about we start in 1992, the torch-lighting in barcelona. remember this, an archer
shooting a flaming arrow into the sky? it goes right over the top of the cauldron. how beautiful was that? then there was the dramatic underwater lighting at the sydney games in 2000. moving forward, beijing, 2008 featured that heart-pounding performance from 2,008 drummers playing and chanting in unison. and who can forget this entrance from the majesty, the queen, and 007 himself, james bond, skydiving into the 2012 london opening ceremony? and finally, there was the great mystery of the 1996 atlanta games -- who would light the flame? it seemed only right that the moment would belong to the
greatest. >> but look who gets it next. the greatest. oh, my! >> what a moment. >> still gets me all these years later. gosh, do we miss that man. and we want to know about your favorite opening ceremony moments. just tweet us using #riotoday. and don't forget, you can see the magic of rio's opening ceremony tonight, 7:30 eastern and pacific right here on nbc. savannah? >> all right, you did it, matt. we've got goose bumps. i'm buying my ticket to rio. so exciting. thank you. let us get a check of the weather now. >> well, we've unfortunately still got some heat to talk about, but the good news is, it's not going to be anything near as bad as we had about two weeks ago. about 16.5 million people under some sort of heat warning or heat advisory. it's going to last into the weekend.
staying warm in the south but cooling off around the great lakes. you can see triple digits in dallas. new orleans comes close, same in atlanta, memphis and tulsa. but boy, you've got great weather from chicago, minneapolis, st. louis on into north platte, looking really good. and here in the northeast, temperatures will be in the upper 80s, into the low 90s. now, as we get into our olympic forecasting, for tomorrow, 9:20 a.m., men's water polo, usa versus croatia, about 77 degrees. then as we look ahead towards sunday, we are talking about -- or saturday, i should say, men's archery. perfect weather! sunshine and 85. we start out with low clouds and drizzle in parts of the bay area. san francisco will reach 61 degrees in the financial district and 70 in san mateo. we will be cooler than average for most spots across the bay area. only 82 degrees in morgan hill. overall very nice with some
afternoon sunshine and some breezy winds picking up as we go through the day. in santa rosa, 73 degrees. walnut creek, 77. and pleasanton, a high of 81 degrees with some 70s in dublin. and get your weekend forecast on the weather channel. >> thank you, al. coming up on "trending," want to eat like an olympic athlete? wait until you hear what swimming sensation ryan lochte consumes on a daily basis. and back to rio. >> all right, savannah. and can they tumble and flip their way to an olympic gold in rio? hoda talks and dances with the u.s. women's gymnastics team right after this. starting friday at kohl's...
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"today's athletes to watch" during these olympic games. and hoda had a chance to catch up with some of the biggest stars of team usa. >> i had no idea when i was going to interview them that it would break out into a dance party, but you know i like that. the u.s. women's gymnastics team, five young ladies on the brink of achieving olympic superstardom. ♪ they're usually poised and laser focused, but just 48 hours out from their first competition, this happened. make no mistake, these girls rule the mat. >> come on, girls! >> they are remarkable -- >> so much power. >> relentless. >> the landing, boom! >> and completely awe-inspiring. >> that's history right there. >> 20-year-old gabby douglas is seeking olympic gold for the second time around. >> and it's a gabby gold! hoping to defend her all around win in london, where she was also one of the fierce five who grabbed team gold. aly raisman was part of that olympic team, too, nabbing a
second gold in 2012 in the floor exercise. >> wow. >> oh! >> at 22, aly is now the oldest of the group. the other three girls are first-timers to the olympics. like madison kocian, who's 19. she's a master on the uneven bars, the event she won at the 2015 world championships. at 16, laurie hernandez is the team's youngest member. the new jersey native captivated the crowd at trials, and she comes to rio with high hopes after all around titles in every major national and international competition she entered last year. and rounding out the girls is the simply unstoppable simone biles. >> she's the most dominant female athlete in the world today. >> simone is a three-time world champion and four-time national champion. this texas teen is a master on the vault, and simone's even got a maneuver named after her. this 19-year-old superstar is
already considered one of the best gymnasts in the history of the sport. five girls flying high and ready to grab gold for team usa. ♪ keep riding high >> i want to tell you, when i'm in a bad mood and i'm feeling blue, this is what -- [ screaming ] >> going to the olympics! >> oh, my gosh. >> trials. >> it was right when we found out we made the olympic team. we were very excited. >> i could tell you were very excited. so, you are with the japanese gymnastics team, the volleyball teams. you guys are by the olympic rings. do you think you guys are having fun? simone, tell me, you know, are you enjoying yourself? [ laughter ] >> no, we really are, though. we're having a really good time. and every time we're in the room, we're just, like, screaming and laughing. >> outside of the gym, it's important to have fun and relax your mind a little bit. >> you really do look out for
your girls, for your team. >> we're all very, very close. we're all lucky to have each other. and you know, i'm only 22 years old, but everyone says i'm the grandma and i'm super old. but this is like the oldest team we've had. >> how do you stay calm, gabby? how do you keep it centered? >> we all motivate and encourage each other. and i guess we've just done so many routines and we're just on autopilot. it just goes and it flows. >> come back down to simone. everybody's talking about you. that's a lot of pressure. it seems like you've figured out a way to navigate those waters, huh? >> yes. once i go out on the floor, i'm the only one that can put expectations on myself, and i know what we're capable of as a team. so i just don't let it get to me, because i know i'm the only one that can control it. so, there's no point of adding extra pressure. >> but what about zac efron? >> oh, yeah. >> okay. wait, is he coming? >> i don't know. >> okay, wait -- >> he'll be watching on the couch. >> i think this is a moment. i think if you look -- >> no, you're going to get my hopes up. >> at camera one.
>> i can't do that. i can't do that. >> here he is. let's see. >> okay, zac efron, i think we need you here at the team final, because we'll all get to be there and we need you to come watch. >> excellent. okay, if it works, i'd like to say you're welcome. >> better give me that defibrillat defibrillator. [ laughter ] >> i'm amazed how loose they are with just a couple days to go to the competition. >> i was shocked. by the way, we just showed you a teeny bit of the dancing. it went on and on. and something interesting that martha karolyi, the coach said, she said i don't want them to do something spectacular on their night. i want them to do what they did last wednesday. it's not a big night, it's every day. these girls work hard every day so they don't feel incredible pressure on the day of the olympics. there is more of martha karolyi's interview on today.com. >> you can say that because they were pretty good last wednesday. >> pretty awesome. >> pretty good than most other people on any other day. hoda, thank you very much. still ahead, more team usa stars, including hope solo and carli lloyd from the u.s. women's soccer team, joining us
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♪ yeah, it's a party in the usa ♪ >> i mean, come on, how bad do you want to be on a road trip with all of them? swimmers show they can also have fun in the pool, too. lia neal tweets some movie magic, saying when coach gives you the set and you're like, not today. other athletes are finding some ways to have some fun. we've got the soccer players kicking around the ball with the slam dun coming from usa's demarcus cousins. and ghana is, well, they're dancing with an impromptu dance party with some serious moves there. d gymnast aly raisman shows off her flair, tweeting "pin trading like it's my day job." we haven't even gotten to the opening ceremony yet, but clearly, the party has started in rio. >> got to get some pins. pin trading. >> love it. dylan, thank you. coming up from right here, we've got a live concert on our plaza. blake shelton is rested and signing a few autographs, and he's going to take our stage. matt? all right, savannah.
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wx toss to traffic good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. clouds across parts of the bay area. all of that clearing up with some nice and comfortable weather today. it will still be cool in san francisco. 59 degrees there now. lower 60s in oaklanded. it's 60 in concord, livermore, and in san jose. highs this afternoon only reaching the mid to upper 70s for the inner bay. and low 80s for morgan hill over toward livermore and san francisco looking at a high today of 61. what's happening now on the roads, mike? >> over toward milpitas where we still have that crash blocking southbound -- blacking calaveras and milpitas. most of the bay is easy light. but the problem here is that calaveras and 237 connect folks between 680 and 880. notice north to south. that's milpitas boulevard, traveling through the area. major on nectar taking you from jacqueline to the north of the crash. all of the way down to the
south. is your best alternate which will go on for several hours as they investigate this deadly motor psychologistle crascycle . north and south of san jose and fremont respectively do move smoothly. no major problems. metering lights are on. mist and drizzle. watch the slick erode ways an slowing now through hayward coming off of 238 and the castro valley y. happening now on your facebook page, a baby is born with zika-effects in berkeley. within the last six months it happened. the mother came down from zika on a visit outside the country but delivered the child here. someone found a rifle at the macarthur b.a.r.t. station in oakland. they hope to determine what that person planned to do with the weapon. i'll be back with another local news update for you within the half hour. hope you have a great morning.
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hit our plaza for a live summer concert, today, friday, august 5th, 2016. ♪ red, red, red, red, red, redneck ♪ >> we're here to see blake! >> we only came four hours to see blake shelton! ♪ yeah, the boys around here drinking that ice cold beer ♪ ♪ talking about girls, talking about trucks ♪ ♪ running them red dirt roads out kicking up dust ♪ >> we're celebrating our ten-year anniversary from cleveland! >> we love blake! ♪ don't take no lip, chew tobacco, chew tobacco ♪ ♪ welcome back to a special split edition of "today" on a friday morning from new york, where blake shelton will perform shortly, and rio de janeiro, where the olympics get under way tonight. i've got hoda, natalie, the newest member of our "today" family, billy bush! >> billy bush! >> here in rio. savannah, al, dylan back on the
plaza in new york. >> it's so cute! >> and guys -- >> matt, i love that billy's wearing the same outfit as you. that's so cute! >> i know. he got the memo. >> i wanted to be as close to matt as i could. >> more importantly, we have members of team usa with us. and we just want to give them a quick chance to say hello and introduce themselves, starting over here. >> hi, i'm nick delpopolo from westfield, new jersey. >> anna harrison, middletown, ohio. >> colton brown, piscataway, new jersey. >> marti malloy, oak harbor, washington. >> travis stevens, washington. >> delgado, miami, florida. >> all right this is the judo team. >> yes, diving. >> abby johnston of burlington, ohio. >> and shooting. >> hi, everyone, josh richmond, hillsboro, pennsylvania. >> hi, cory cog dale, eagle river, alaska. >> up here. >> glen ellard, houston, texas. >> you got it. >> morgan craft, muncie valley, pennsylvania. >> billy bush, shot put. >> kim rhode from los angeles,
california. >> hancock, proudly from ft. worth, texas. >> all right, guys. >> yeah, whoo! >> all right, we brought you all here because we want you to assemble around this. this is what you are going for here! >> go ahead. >> you can't touch. don't touch until you earn it. we've got gold, we've got silver, we've got bronze. >> how beautiful. >> these medals. they made 2,488 of these babies here in brazil, 812 gold, 812 silver, 864 bronze. each weighs, probably because you can't hold them, about 500 grams. just about a pound. >> we have a question, are you going to be marching in opening ceremony? >> yes. >> how do you feel about it? >> so excited. >> pumped? >> so excited. >> yeah? anybody nervous? anybody want to practice? >> sure! >> why not? >> i have the official flag-bearer's jacket for team usa. hoda's got our flag. >> this is our flag. >> "today" show flag. everybody fall in line. let's get ready for tonight. >> matt, can i get in there with you since we're in the same clothes?
>> jump in here. let's go. >> usa! [ chanting "usa" ] >> oh, this is what it feels like! this is what it feels like. chest high, chest high. representing the great united states! chest high, chest high. >> whoo! >> opening ceremony tonight. tamron, let's go back to you in new york. >> all right, matt. let me get the news caught up here. donald trump is trying to refocus his campaign after a week of controversy. today he stumps in iowa and wisconsin, but the badger state's top three republicans won't be there. governor scott walker, speaker paul ryan and senator ron johnson are all taking a pass. democratic rival hillary clinton also heads to wisconsin and michigan today. our latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows the clinton/kaine ticket jumping to a nine-point lead nationally over the trump/pence team. that's nearly double the five-point lead clinton had before the convention in july. and president obama strongly
denies that $400 million in cash sent to iran in january was a payoff for the release of four americans held captive there. speaking at the pentagon thursday, the president said the payment was not secret and settled a longstanding dispute over a 1970s arms deal. >> we do not pay ransom. we didn't here and we won't in the future, precisely because if we did, then we would start encouraging americans to be targeted. the president also reacted to donald trump's claims that the upcoming election could be rigged. mr. obama calls that "ridiculous." a close call in italy this morning. a cargo plane stunned passing motorists after it overshot the runway, smashing through a fence and on to a highway in bergamo, northeast of milan. fortunately, no one was hurt. the cause of the crash under investigation, but bad weather, including thunderstorms, may be a factor. the national weather service
confirms that a tornado touched down in new orleans thursday and stayed on the ground for about a half mile. it toppled trees and power lines along with at least four buildings. two people suffered minor injuries. the police in massachusetts don't get many calls like this assachusetts don't get many calls like this one. they got a tip that someone in west springfield was keeping a pet alligator in their home. actually, it was in the backyard. officers were surprised to find a six-foot-long, 150-pound adult alligator. it was taken to a local zoo. now back to savannah, who's sitting next to me. hey. >> hi. >> what's going on? >> wasn't just a gator surprise. i certainly shocked you. >> i love that we said, oh, not inside, in the backyard. at least that makes a difference. >> tamron, thanks. we'll turn back to the presidential race. it's been a tumultuous week for donald trump. he openly feuded with a gold
star family and declined to endorse republican house speaker paul ryan as well as senator john mccain. republican leaders have even discussed holding a so-called intervention as president obama declared trump unfit for the presidency. even a handful of republicans have announced now they are jumping ship to vote for hillary clinton. so, how will trump get back on track? we're joined by running mate indiana governor mike pence joined by his wife, karen pence. good morning to both of you. >> good morning, savannah. great to be with you. >> we laid out a lot of stuff, but i want to get to mrs. pence first. ladies first. it's a pleasure to have you here. what's the best piece of advice you've given your husband since he joined the trump ticket? >> really just be himself and have fun with this. it's so humbling and it's such an honor. i mean, we are in a position right now that two months ago we had no idea we would be in, and he's done a great job of staying himself and staying humble. >> and governor, there's so much to talk to you about in the news. as you just saw, it's been a
tumultuous week or so since the conventions. paul ryan himself said that donald trump has been on a strange run for the last few days. you're down in every natiol poll, some by double digits, in every recent battleground poll. would you acknowledge you're climbing out of a big hole? and does trump have only himself to blame for that? >> well, savannah, let me say, it's very early in this campaign still. the only poll that really matters is on election day, and i have to tell you, as we've canvassed out west this week, donald trump in florida, we're seeing tremendous crowds, tremendous enthusiasm, and i really do believe it's because donald trump's message -- the stronger america at home and abroad is resonating with millions of people, and i'm grateful for the support that we're receiving from republicans, independents and democrats across this country. >> donald trump says the party has never, and the campaign, has never been more united than right now. and yet, we see these big republican defections. can you agree with that statement with a straight face?
>> well, i can. i mean, donald trump and i are standing shoulder to shoulder to say to the american people that we can be strong again. we can be strong on the world stage again, we can stand with our allies and stand up to those that threaten us. i mean, most americans are reeling this week with the news that the obama administration delivered $400 million in cash to the mullas in iran on the very day that they released four hostages. now, the president, savannah, can say that that wasn't a ransom payment, but the whole world knows that it was. and in doing that, in a deal that hillary clinton actually initiated with the iranian mullahs, this president and this administration have endangered the lives of every american on the world stage. donald trump and the american people know is going to provide the kind of leadership that we're not we're going to stand strong. and this economy, as you know, savannah -- i think as i talk to people on the rope lines, as i'm
out there canvassing all across the country for this ticket, the american people feel this economy, that those numbers that just came out, 1.2% growth the morning after hillary clinton's speech, the worst growth in this economy since 1949. the american people know we can do better, and they're responding. and i believe they will continue to respond to the strong leadership that donald trump is articulating all across this country. >> let me jump in here. the former cia director, mike morell, wrote an op ed in "the new york times" this morning, and he said that vladimir putin, a former kgb agent, i might add, has basically recruited and manipulated donald trump simply by flattering him, simply by saying how great trump is. and he wrote in particular "in the intelligence business, we would say that mr. putin had recruited mr. trump as an unwitting agent of the russian federation." given all of the pro-putin positions that trump has taken, including flattering mr. putin, how do you defend against that?
>> look, people that know donald trump know that he knows how to stand up and he knows how to stand strong. and standing up to russian aggression is going to be really different under a trump/pence administration, and everybody knows that. look, the reality is that whether it be putin or whether it be literally the dissolving of the map in the wider middle east, savannah, in libya and in syria, in iraq with the rise of isis, the american people know that truth of history, that weakness arouses evil is on full display in this administration. donald trump's going to be strong. and truthfully, honestly, the comment by the former cia official, i suppose this is the same cia that told the president that isis was the jv team. i mean, come on, savannah. these people are playing politics. and i get all of that. you and i have known each other for a while. i was in washington a long time. you know, the american people know we've got to be stronger on the world stage, we've got to
have a stronger economy at home, and i think that's why you're seeing the enormous crowds that are turning out all over the country. i think we'll see him in iowa and wisconsin later today. late. they're responding to donald trump's message of strength and making america great again. >> i'm almost out of time. i have to ask you about this whole episode with mr. trump and the khan family, who, of course, lost their son, a soldier, in iraq. you say that donald trump speaks from his heart more than anybody. what does this episode say about his heart? he went after a gold star family. every republican leader says that is just disgraceful. every veterans group has said it is disgraceful. and not only is he not apologizing, he's since said he has no regrets. i mean, how does that strike you? >> you know, i had a gold star family at an event that we had this week. i know donald trump met with gold star families privately in a meeting, a private meeting that's been widely accounted. this man has a heart for our
families -- >> but he says he has no regrets. this is something president bush didn't do, an attack -- >> look, we have both said, donald trump and i have both said captain khan is an american hero. his family, like every gold star family, should be cherished by every american. and we've continued to do so. but look, we've got to rebuild this military, we've got to stand with our soldiers, we've got to give them the resources that they need to defend this country, stand with our allies, and donald trump is going to do that. and i think that's why we see so many veterans and so many servicemen and women at our ralli rallies, and we're going to continue to. certainly, in this campaign, i'm excited to be heading to iowa and wisconsin with him today, but it's also nice to welcome you, savannah, to the indiana state fair this morning. we're opening it up this morning. so you've got the indiana state fair, you've got the olympics in rio. that's a jump ball in indiana. >> by the way, mrs. pence, i know you're quite an accomplished artist and you have work at the indiana state fair, so people have to check that out as well. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> good to be with you.
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darrell hill, is representing team usa in the shot put. when she asked, are you going to go watch your son compete, he mentioned he couldn't afford to. liz told "people" magazine that that broke her heart. so, what did she do? >> what? >> she started a gofundme page to raise money for his trip, surpassing the goal of raising $7,500 in just two days. guess what? >> what? >> he will now be here to cheer on his son. >> that is my kind of story! >> really nice. >> what driver was he? darrell hill, darrell not a small man. >> no. >> 6'3", 320. a new direction. >> let's move on to ryan lochte, the 11-time olympic medalist. he's certainly in really good shape, so we were wondering, what does he do to look like this? so, i've got the scoop on what the swimmers eat every day. you're not going to believe this. you know how many calories? take a guess. >> 5,000. >> 8,000. >> ooh. >> okay, here's the breakfast alone -- five to six eggs with
spinach, tomatoes and ham. >> wow. >> hashbrowns or other kind of potatoes. pancakes, oatmeal, fruit, french vanilla coffee with sugar and milk. and just about a week before the competition, you know what he does? he loads up on carbs. spaghetti, fettuccine alfredo. chicken alfredo is his favorite. plus, chicken, steak and other proteins. you don't imagine them eating like that. >> they work it off. >> it'd be nice to do that once or twice. >> yeah. >> if we could get maybe an extra half an hour in the pool? would that burn 2,000 or 1,600 for me? >> no, billy. >> no fettuccine alfredo for you. >> i can feel the buttons popping. >> how's the sweating? >> second droplet. >> next, we've got swimming. you've got the world's best swimmers, cntless coaches and trainers poolside. you know what you also have on the sidelines? >> what? >> lifeguards. i'm not kidding. not a lot of people notice this. >> interesting. >> there are actually lifeguards positioned at the olympic
swimming venue. it's an important safety precaution. if something happens to one of the swimmers in the middle -- what are you laughing at? >> why? >> well, let's say they overexert themselves -- >> hit themselves against the wall? >> something. >> walk, lochte. i said walk, do not run on the swim deck. >> no, they're checking to make sure they haven't eaten 20 minutes before jumping into the pool. >> amazing he can walk after all that. >> let's go back to dylan in new york. >> thanks, guys. we'll start this "pop start" with adele. celebrities are just like us. the oscar-winner and ten-time grammy-winner ranked as the ninth highest paid celebrity by "forbes" said her credit card was declined at h&m. the singer spilled all to the uk's "the mirror." "oh my days, pretty embarrassing. nobody knew it was me but i was mortified." sounds better in her accent. she was shopping before a performance in san jose, where she told the crowd, first thing she does in california is get an in and out burger and go
shopping. hear hear, right? now gwen stefani opened up to "cosmopolitan" about her relationship with blake shelton. you might have caught some flirtatious vibes on set dating back to season two. "they chose to run with that story before anything was even really. i hardly knew him, but it was like it was in the air, happening before it was happening." and blake is here with a huge crowd excited for his concert. for more "pop start" stories, head to "today's" facebook page. >> dylan, thank you. how about some weather before we go as we get a live look outside now, mount hamilton still some clouds across the south bay. and we will see the clouds clearing out at least there, but not so much along the coastline. there will be a cooler day in the financial district, reaching 61 degrees, 70 in san mateo. los gatos, 76 degrees. 72 in napa. oakland, 67 degrees.
hayward more of the same. lower 80s for the trivalley. today in pleasanton, 81. >> and that's your latest weather. ho hoda? all right, al, thanks so much. the u.s. women's soccer team kicked off their quest for their fourth straight gold medal with a great win on thursday. they'll be back in action tomorrow against france, which is a powerhouse. >> that's right. three stars of team usa are with us now from just up the road. natalie? goalkeeper hope solo, midfielder carli lloyd and forward crystal dunn. ladies, good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> good to see you. hope, let's start with you. how important -- i mean, you've got an enormous track record here at the olympics. how important is it to get off to a great start like the one you got off to with new zealand? >> i would say that -- well, it's incredibly important, but i think this is the best start in all of the olympics that i've participated in. i think this is our best start. we scored two great goals. we didn't let, you know, our opponents score against us.
the defense played great. then we got lots of players lots of minutes, so we're off to a great start. >> carli, carli, carli, one of the goals came from you. how did that feel? i know you've had that feeling before, but to kick off the olympics with that goal. describe what that feeling was like for you. >> well, i'm just super proud of the team. i think we've got a young, talented team who can contend for this gold medal, and that's really what it's all about. i'm on a mission, like everybody else on the team, to win a gold medal. and it started the other night against new zealand. a great opening match, great goals, and overall really good. now we've got to focus on the next one and just take it one game at a time. >> do you guys still get nervous? crystal, this is your first time on team usa for a big tournament like this. what's the level of nerves that you experience going into the new zealand game and moving forward with france? >> yeah, there were obviously, you know, a couple of nerves here and there, but you know, i'm surrounded by so many great
players that encourage me on the field. and you know, it's not easy coming into a game, obviously, not having that much time to kind of get settled. but like i said, i'm surrounded by so many great players motivating me, encouraging me evy single play. >> by the way, are you enjoying yourselves and having fun? i was interviewing the gymnasts yesterday, and they have this thing where they're just trying to enjoy the olympic experience. have you guys had a chance to get out and about and have some good times? >> i think it's been a beautiful city, the food is great, the city's been great. the people have been absolutely hospitable, so i have no complaints. i've enjoyed the olympics, even though we're not quite in rio yet. >> let me follow up on that. they did give you a little bit of a hard time, hope, when you touched the ball, chanting "zika" and a few boos because of a tweet you posted. were you surprised by that? >> i've played all over the world. i played in mexico, where i got
booed quite a bit. it's part of the culture. it's definitely part of the culture here in brazil. it made for a fun environment, a fun atmosphere. you know, no hard feelings, to be honest. i know the brazilian people are having a lot of fun. and honestly, i want a loud stadium. i don't want a silent stadium. so i think it was a fun environment and i can handle a little booing sometimes. >> guys, we are cheering you on. we're wishing you the best of luck. bring home gold for us. carli, hope, crystal, thank you so much. good luck. >> nice to see you ladies. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. >> let's get back to new york, check in with savannah. all right, guys, so excited. we've got blake right here. pretty soon you're going to take the concert stage. are you picking up what i'm putting down? >> i'm eating what you're cooking. >> you are, okay. >> yeah, yeah. >> blake shelton coming up. his fans cannot wait, neither can we. but first, a check of your local news. ♪ good morning, it's 8-26...
i'm ... ==take vo== we have a developing story in milpitas where a on your friday, i'm sam brock. we have a developing story in milpitas where a motorcyclist died. this was in an accident on calaveras boulevard at milpitas boulevard about 5:30 this morning. it shut down the westbound lanes at calaveras boulevard which doubles as highway 237 on that particular stretch of road. mike will talk much more about this momentarily in traffic. milpitas police say it appears no one else was involved in the accident, but exactly what happened is still under investigation. let's get right to mike right now and what is the traffic impact now. >> a major impact from milpitas. work around as well, i want to give a shoutout to the cal tran line as well. we learned there is a crash at bird, old station and that does
affect traffic. sounds like a pedestrian on the track there. we'll follow up with that incident. that affects the southern portion of the route. peninsula does sound like it is on time so far. this is the closure. calaveras, 237 at milpitas boulevard, sam told you about the crash, investigation. avoid the area. look at the red on the surface sensors. montague to the south, that's a better option, connecting 680 and 880. to the north, mission boulevard. those are all clear. stay away from the area around milpitas. back to you. >> lined up the alternates for us. thank you very much. with a
lip-synch battle. all new "fallon." ♪ tell me what i gotta do we are back. it's friday morning, fifth of august, 2016. we have got excitement here. we have blake shelton here. he's about to start his concert. he has to be one of the best guests and best concerts we have here. everybody loves him. and he goes by, he says hi to everyone -- >> takes care of his fans. >> he's making dreams come true. not to rub it in, hoda, but we're very, very excited about that. there he is. >> oh! >> you guys have something good down there, rio opening ceremony
tonight. >> we certainly do. it kicks off tonight on nbc. lots of people at maracana, billions watching around the world. >> it's going to be big. natalie's going to have more from rio in the next hour. i'm a little sad about blake, i've got to say. >> no, you aren't. >> i need kleenexes. >> don't be sad, hoda. >> we don't have blake, but you know what we have? we have the family of megan guarnier s, one of the top cyclists for team usa. >> show me. >> i'm with blake now, hoda. >> you're literally a world away. >> a world away. >> we have a photo shoot with blake. >> we are the literal worst. all right, let's get a check of the weather. all right, let's show you what we've got going on. bye-bye, hoda! we'll see you soon, though. let's look at your weekend outlook. we're looking at wet weather up and down the eastern seaboard on
saturday. more moisture through the southwest causing monsoonal moisture and more rain there. sunday, sunday! rain continues through the southeast, gulf coast, and that's just the beginning for the gulf coast. it's going to be a wet week looking ahead as well. and speaking of looking ahead, let's look at copacabana beach. women's volleyball versus poland sunday. 83 degrees, sunny skies, going to be spectacular. and we're also checking out archery. that's right, women's archery, sunday, 1:00. partly sunny and 87 degrees. we have got some drizzle coming down in san francisco. meantime, some cloudy skies in the south bay. and it will take a while before all this clears out. we may not get any clearing near the coastline today. and the highs only reaching into the 50s. starting out in the 50s, reaching into the low 60s later on today. and it will be up to 61 degrees in the financial district, san mateo, 70. los gatos, 76 degrees. feeling very nice with some
sunshine for most of our inland areas, oakland at 67. >> ooh, blake's got the guitar! he's getting ready! oh, baby. yeah! now let's head back in to dylan. nbcuniversal shows and local stations have been taking part in a relay on social media. a torch has been getting passed across the country from one twitter account to another using #nbcutorchrelay. now, along the way, the dallas-ft. worth weather team has kept the torch on the move. west 2 news down in florida took the torch to the sky. and over 100 stops later, the torch arrived in new york city with our friends at wnbc. now, just in time for tonight's opening ceremony, the torch has finally officially made it to rio with the "today" team. you can check out the full relay by searching #nbcutorchrelay on
twitter. thanks to everyone for taking part. savannah? ♪ it's all about tonight >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. we have a huge crowd gathered for a live concert from one of our absolute favorites, mr. blake shelton. but before he gets started, let's take a quick look at his amazing career. ♪ boys around here, sending up a prayer to the man upstairs ♪ >> for more than a decade, blake shelton, the crooning cowboy from oklahoma, has wrangled up enormous success on the country music scene. he's won cma's male vocalist of the year five times in a row. he has more than a dozen albums, producing 22 number one hits, 17 of those consecutively, which is the most by any country artist in the modern era. ♪ your lips taste like sangria >> blake shelton is one of the most likable guys in country music, if not the whole world. he's had hit records, number one
singles, huge tours, and his latest record is his most personal and auto biographical yet. >> to his divorce to his blossoming relationship with singer gwen stefani -- ♪ why don't you go ahead and blake my heart ♪ >> blake shelton opens up on his new album titled "if i'm honest," number one on the billboard chart 15 years after the release of his first album. ♪ you be my honeysuckle, i'll be your honeybee ♪ >> his star power just continues to rise, and the darling of country music will be back as the wildly popular coach of "the voice" when it kicks off its new season next month. but today he's celebrating with a new fall tour. and before he takes the show on the road, he's bringing a dose of southern charm to our plaza. >> all right, we had a vote on twitter this week. we let blake's fans pick one of his songs. the choices were "honeybee," my favorite, got my vote, "boys round here" and "old red."
the results are in. are you ready, blake? the winning song was "boys 'round here." do you know that one? okay, take it away. ♪ red, red, red, red, red, redneck ♪ >> y'all ready for this? ♪ ♪ ♪ well the boys round here don't listen to the beatles ♪ ♪ run ole bocephus through a jukebox needle ♪ ♪ at the honky tonk where their boots stomp all night ♪ ♪ what, that's right ♪ yeah, and what they call work, digging in the dirt ♪ ♪ gotta get it in the ground before the rain comes down ♪ ♪ to get paid, to get the girl in your four wheel drive ♪ ♪ yeah, the boys round here
drinking that ice cold beer ♪ ♪ talkin about girls, talking about trucks, running them red dirt roads out kicking up dust ♪ ♪ the boys round here sending up a prayer to the man upstairs ♪ ♪ backwoods legit, don't take no lip ♪ ♪ chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco spit ♪ ♪ red, red, red, red, redneck >> aw, heck. ♪ yeah, the boys round here, they're keeping it country ♪ ♪ ain't a damn one know how to do the dougie ♪ ♪ you don't do the dougie, no, not in kentucky ♪ ♪ but these girls round here yep they still love me ♪ ♪ yeah, the girls round here they deserve a whistle, shaking that sugar sweet as dixie crystal ♪ ♪ they like that y'all and southern drawl and just can't help it 'cause they keep on falling ♪ for the boys round here drinking
that ice cold beer ♪ ♪ talking about girls, talking about trucks ♪ ♪ running them red dirt roads out kicking up dust ♪ the boys round here sending up a prayer to the man upstairs ♪ ♪ backwoods legit, don't take no lip ♪ ♪ chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco spit ♪ let me hear you say, ooh, let's ride ♪ ♪ through the countryside, down to the riverside ♪ ♪ hey, now, girl, hop inside, me and you gonna take a little ride to the river ♪ ♪ let's ride, that's right ♪ lay a blanket on the ground, kissing and the crickets is the only sound ♪ ♪ we out of town, ooh, that's right ♪ ♪ have you ever got down with a red, red, red, red, red, red, redneck ♪ ♪ do you wanna get down with a red, red, red, red, red, red, redneck ♪ ♪ girl, you've got to get down
with the boys round here ♪ ♪ drinking that ice cold beer, talking about girls, talking about trucks ♪ ♪ running them red dirt roads out kicking up dust ♪ ♪ the boys round here sending up a prayer to the man upstairs ♪ ♪ backwoods legit don't take no lip ♪ ♪ chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco spit ♪ ♪ ooh, let's ride, red, red, red, red, red, redneck ♪ ♪ ooh, let's ride, yeah, i'm one of them boys round here ♪ ♪ ooh, let's ride, red, red, red, yeah, one of them boys round here ♪ ♪ that's right [ cheers and applause ] >> whoo! don't move a muscle. blake is just getting started on our citi concert stage. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ why don't you go ahead all right, blake shelton is on top of the world. he has a new number one album called "if i'm honest." we hear he's crazy in love. and next year, he'll be a coach on the 11th season of nbc's "the voice." welcome back! >> again. >> can you believe it? you know, it's been three months since you were here last. and can i just say, around here, we consider you a 6'5" charm bomb. >> oh, yeah? >> just detonating everywhere! you really are such a love to your fans and to all of us here at the show. do you feel that? >> i feel like i'm on the staff here now. i'm here all the time! >> i feel that way, too. are you secretly a jerk -- >> yes. >> -- and you're just acting really nice? >> yes, i really am. >> okay, i wondered about that. okay, you have a new album, "if i'm honest." do you know it's been exactly 15 years since your new album?
>> i do know that now, but i didn't know that until a week ago. people onwitter were saying "happy anniversary." look at that. >> check out the album cover. can we have just a moment? >> that was like my michael jackson dance move pose there, with a mullet. >> do you ever miss the longer hair? >> no, i don't, actually. life got a lot better after i -- oh, my god. please, take those -- >> you look so cute! >> what the hell is wrong with y'all? take those pictures off there! people are just waking up. you're ruining their day! >> we love you so much. you're going on tour, starting in oklahoma. what's blake on tour like? i mean, a rabble-rouser? >> i don't know what that means, but probably. you know, we're starting in oklahoma, which is going to be fun for me. >> your home. >> that is my hometown show. and we're playing here. we're playing in brooklyn, i think, at the -- is it barclay or barclay? >> barclay. >> whatever. so, yes, i'll be a rebel rousing
all over the place. >> rabble-rousing and carousing. we love having you. >> i love being here. this is my favorite. >> what are you going to sing for us? >> this is my favorite show. i love this way more than i love "the voice." oh, yeah, way more. way more. >> do you miss hoda at all? >> who? who? >> thank you. my man. >> all right. that was for you. that was for you. >> thank you. thank you. so gracious. ♪ >> just kidding, hoda. i love you. ♪ when you put two and two togeth together, you figure out love's got four letters ♪ ♪ i should have known that when i met her, but she had to spell it out for me ♪ ♪ after all that second guessing it's been a long, hard history lesson ♪ ♪ hell, that's a class i got an f in, but now i understand
perfectly ♪ ♪ she put the hurt in hurt, she put the y in try ♪ ♪ she put the s.o.b. in sober, she put the hay in hangover ♪ ♪ she put the x in sex, she put the "o" in bold ♪ ♪ she put a big fu in my future, yeah, she's got a way, she's got a way with words ♪ >> sad, but it's true ♪ ♪ little words like "i" and "do" ♪ ♪ lying, cheating, screwed ♪ yeah, all the words i thought i knew ♪ ♪ they got a brand-new meaning now ♪ ♪ she put the her in hurt, she put the why in try ♪ ♪ she put the s.o.b. in sober
♪ she put the hang in hangover ♪ she put the ex in sex, she put the low in blow ♪ ♪ she put a big f.u. in my future ♪ ♪ and she's got a way, she's got a way with words ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ she's got a way with words ♪ she put the her in hurt, she put the why in try ♪ ♪ she put the s.o.b. in sober, she put the hang in hangover ♪ ♪ she put the ex in sex, she put the low in blow ♪ ♪ she put a big f.u. in my future, yeah, she's got a way ♪ ♪ she's got a way with words, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪
♪ she's got a way with words, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ yeah, she's got a way with words ♪ ♪ she's got a way with words, she's got a way with words ♪ ♪ yeah [ cheers and applause ] >> blake shelton! thank you so much! and blake is back with another song in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ♪ put the hang in hangover ♪ she put the ex in sex,
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pg&e really is an expert in saving energy, and that partnership is extremely exciting. together, we're building a better california. ♪ all right, welcome back to "today" and our citi concert stage. performing his 22nd number one song "came here to forget" from his new album "if i'm honest," once again, here is blake shelton.
♪ ♪ girl getting over him and i'm getting over her ♪ ♪ the eyes have it made, ain't gotta say a word ♪ ♪ misery loves company, that's why it's you and me ♪ ♪ buying each other drinks back at the bar as thick as thieves ♪ ♪ stealing these little sips, doing our best to make the best of the worst of it ♪ ♪ keep playing them songs, keep singing along ♪ ♪ keep leaning it on in closer ♪ keep salting the rim, getting even with her ♪ ♪ and with him before the night is over ♪ ♪ that first kiss was like a colorado hit ♪ ♪ you better keep on keeping it
lit ♪ ♪ 'til we can't remember, can't remember ♪ ♪ what we came here to forget ♪ go ahead and check your phone ♪ ♪ like i've been checking mine ♪ nobody's ex is texting for a rewind ♪ ♪ looks like it's just me and you falling in love just enough to get us through while we're getting through ♪ ♪ keep playing them songs, keep singing along ♪ ♪ keep leaning it on in closer ♪ keep salting the rim, getting even with her ♪ ♪ and with him before the night is over ♪ ♪ that first kiss was like a colorado hit ♪ ♪ we better keep on keeping it lit ♪ ♪ 'til we can't remember, can't remember what we came here to forget ♪
♪ what we came here to forget ♪ looks like it's just me and you ♪ ♪ falling in love just enough to get us through what we're getting through ♪ ♪ keep playing them songs, keep singing along ♪ ♪ keep leaning it on in closer ♪ keep salting the rim, getting even with her ♪ ♪ and with him before the night is over ♪ ♪ that first kiss was like a colorado hit ♪ ♪ you better keep on keeping it lit ♪ ♪ 'til we can't remember, can't remember what we came here to forget ♪ ♪ what we came here to forget
♪ ♪ we've got a lot more with blake, another song. you're going to chat with these guys next hour. he just said the cutest thing. i said i love the song "honeybee." he's like, you know that song? you really think we don't know your song. >> you guys get bombarded here with all kinds of singers, i don't know. glad you do. >> we love blake. >> when gwen was here, she blasted it out of the park. >> i was here in new york city with her when she did that, but i was so hot. i was like, i'll just stay here in the air conditioning. have fun out there. >> are you going to be watching the olympics? are you into it? >> i am now. i didn't -- like, i didn't realize until this week, i started seeing all the highlights and stuff.
it's like, oh, my gosh, it's here! so, absolutely, i'm going to watch it. absolutely. >> in fact, natalie's going to be joining us tonight to get us ready coming up in the next hour for the opening ceremony. do you like pizza? >> have you seen me? of course. who are you talking to? >> if you want to hang around, i'm making a breakfast pizza today. >> okay. i do want some of that. >> all right, yes! >> after your local news. we're back. i'm ... ==take vo== a motorcyclist died this morning in an accident on calavaras i'm kris sanchez. a motorcyclist died this morning in an accident on calaveras boulevard at milpitas boulevard. this was about 5:30 this morning. it shut down the westbound lanes at calaveras boulevard which doubles as highway 37 on the stretch of the roadway. that means those headed westbound on 237 from interstate 680 had to go north or south on milpitas. milpitas police say it appears
that no one else was involved in the accident. but they are still trying to find out how that accident happened in the first place. happening now, we're tweeting updates on the cal train accident that happened within the last hour. a pedestrian was struck at the virginia street crossing in san jose. we're working to get more details on the condition of that person. we're updating the delay on cal train as well. and on our website, we have the latest on the rifle found at the mcarthur b.a.r.t. station in oakland. police are trying to find out who owns that rifle and what they planned on doing with that weapon. a b.a.r.t. rider found that 22 caliber weapon in a rifle case under a bench and alerted police. we have more local news coming up for you in half an hour.
this morning on "today's take," country superstar blake shelton hits our stage for one of the biggest concerts of summer. then, ben affleck's wardrobe malfunction has got everybody talking. and we're throwing rules out the window with the ultimate pizza for breakfast. all that and more coming up now. >> annncer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ got a big crowd out on the plaza, and there's a good reason for it. blake shelton putting on a show, just killing it out there on the plaza. he's going to sit with us in a few minutes, do another song for us. stick around this hour. i'm willie geist with al and tamron.
"honeybee" by mr. blake shelton. >> and we have the air cranked up because he broke into a sweat out there. he said he's hot. he said he didn't show up to watch gwen play because it was so hot, in a heat wave. but today it was what, 80s, and he was drenched. so, we've cranked the air up for him. got the air going. >> paper towels? >> let's work it out. work it out. >> okay. if you go into a public restroom. >> yeah? >> they've got these electronic -- >> hand sensors. >> that dispenses the paper towels. have we gotten that lazy that we can't reach in and pull the paper towels? the ones here, first of all, they come out at about a mile per hour and then dispense a little piece like that. >> yeah. >> so, now you're trying to, like -- if they're even working, or the battery goes out. they are worthless! >> well, it's because when people -- when you have the ones that you pull out on your own, people pull out multiple, ends up littering the floor. so, it's more about controlling the environment of it. >> i like the new, the super strong dyson one where you stick
your hands in -- >> i don't like that! >> you don't like that. it has to be fast, though. >> here's the thing, you go into the wash room. what if you want to wash your face? now how do you put your face in the dryer? >> how many times do you find yourself washing your face? >> now and then you want to freshen up. >> getting off the plane. >> you get off the plane, you want to towel up a bit. >> really? i have to pretty much say i don't think i've ever gone to a public bathroom -- >> you know? come on! >> we did a study, because we love studies around here, that the dryer things are -- they throw out the bacteria more. >> yeah, they're less hygienic. >> they're less sanitary, less hygienic. >> my complaint is with the automatic faucet, because it never works the first four times. you get in, it doesn't work. >> by the way, you go in, and now you don't know what's working, what's automatic and what isn't. you go in, oh, nothing's coming -- oh, i've got to turn this on, but the soap comes out automatically and splats on your pants! >> well, you know today's friday. it's supposed to be happy, celebratory -- >> i know, but i'm --
>> he just came out of the men's room and he's fired up and i wanted to give him a platform. >> when you're so angry, you can't get words out. >> here's what's going to make you happy. >> yes, hit me. >> the opening ceremony is tonight -- >> i feel better already, yes! >> for the olympics. just a few hours to go until the big, incredible spectacle we cannot wait to see. natalie is on the ground in rio. >> do they have automatic towel dispensers down there? >> yes, they do, al. >> oh! >> because this is a country that really is about preserving the environment. have you packed your bags? are you ready? >> yeah, i'm ready! >> got the little speedo? >> yeah, i'm ready. >> all set? >> i'm ready. >> what? >> the speedo! >> oh, the speedo. you're going to be wearing -- >> yeah, i've got willie's speedo. >> it's used? even better. >> gently used. >> i would pay to see that! not. let's get back to that happy, celebratory place, all right? >> you don't want to know!
>> she brought it up. back on the road. >> well, the moment has finally arrived. this is going to be rio's time to shine. about a billion people worldwide are going to be tuning in to watch tonight's opening ceremony at the iconic soccer stadium, maracana. it's going to be the place to be tonight. i will be there. of course, matt, hoda, meredith will be hosting. now, what we have learned, according to matt, meredith and hoda as well, and the creative directors, including the famed film director from rio, fernando meirelles, is it will include diversity, tolerance. that's what makes brazil so beautiful here, a culture that really does not look at people by the color of their skin. they really embrace everyone here. it's less about the opulence. it's going to be less, perhaps, flashy technologically, meredith told me earlier, but very creative. they will highlight brazil's happy spirit.
their music, despite all the social and economic problems that exist here in brazil. this is a proud group of people, >> yes. >> they're ready! [ chanting "usa" ] >> you'll be hearing a lot of that in the stadium, for sure. one of brazil's famous faces, be ready to see gisele bundchen. we know she's taking part, she's been rehearsing. we know there will be "the girl from ipanema" sort of as her theme song. and i've got a little insight into what she'll be doing, but i don't want to give too much away. but you can expect that she will be splend dor splendorous, whatever she's wearing. a lot of proud athletes from all over the world here, including . a lot of proud athletes from all over the world here, including team usa, especially at the olympic village. we saw video of them earlier. they were raising the american flag. and hopefully, that's just the first of many times they're going to be hearing the national anthem as they stand on the
podiums with medals around their necks. u.s. athletes, of course, making the most of their moment as well, having a lot of fun. what better way to get into the spirit than a little carpool karaoke. and that's exactly what you can expect from team usa swimming. all right, we have got michael phelps, missy franklin, katie ledecky, among many other swimmers, all packed in one car, and take a look at what they do. >> hey, mom, we're doing carpool karaoke right now. let me call you back. ♪ i hop on the plane at l.a.x. ♪ ♪ welcome to the land of in excess, am i gonna fit in ♪ ♪ jump in the cab for the first time, look to the right and i see the hollywood sign ♪ ♪ seechl seem seems all so crazy ♪ i mean, missy franklin has some pipes!seems all so crazy ♪ i mean, missy franklin has some pipes! she actually can sing, if you really watch her mouthing along, she's singing, too. and michael phelps even delivering there, so, a couple of others. sing it with me. you know it back here. ♪ party in the usa here we go.
sing it along with me! we're getting the party started. opening ceremony starts tonight, 7:30 eastern and pacific, right on nbc. so, be sure to tune in, guys. i will be there. >> we will be watching with you, natalie. >> it's going to be amazing. >> and raising the roof, just the way you were. >> just like that. >> fantastic. nice job, natalie. thanks, nat. we'll see you. >> thank you. >> see ya! >> it's 9:07 -- >> worked out well, then. >> it's 9:07, and someone else is at home hungry with me. >> i'm with you. >> let's go to the obligatory food segment of day. so when it comes to brownies, do you prefer the edge, corner or the middle? >> edge. >> like the little crispy edge. >> you do? i love the middle! so, we would be able to get along. our lovely jerry -- >> i'm an edge. >> you're an edge guy? this restaurant in norfolk -- >> norfolk. >> i always say it wrong. virginia. is identifying which piece of brownie is which with a special
coding system. so, the restaurant, i guess they tell you with their coding system -- >> philly-style steaks and subs. they tell you, corner piece -- >> right, right. >> and corner pieces are the most popular, according to them. >> according to them. >> you want the middle one? you've got to get in there. >> for example, pizza, do you like crust with your pizza? do you like the middle slice? like a sicilian pizza? do you like the middle? >> the middle, right. >> oh, on a sicilian pizza. the middle, actually. >> yeah, the middle. >> roast beef, do you like the end? >> i like the middle. >> middle. >> i think people like the ends of things because there's a couple of different textures. >> right. >> there's caramelization on the corners. >> yeah. the only problem with the middle is that, like, you guys didn't take this end, so i had to move it with my hands, and if you're one of those people who don't like other people to touch their food -- >> i'm good. we're family. >> it's all good. so, that's a little crunchy. >> that's my food segment of the day. >> well, i'm making a breakfast pizza a little later.
>> i know you are. >> so, don't go away. >> and i'm eating your breakfast pizza. in the meantime, seriously, folks, i am really concerned about our friends in the gulf coast. you know, yesterday new orleans, they had an ef-0 tornado, hit in the 7th ward, where of course, they're still suffering from the leftover effects of katrina. we've got this meandering low pressure system, a ton of gulf moisture. and so, look at this, next three days we're talking about between, like say across florida, bradenton, 2 to 3 inches, but upwards of 7 inches right along the coast. we see another system developing, high pressure off the east coast combining. look at this next seven days. 10 to 15 inches of rain on top of what will already fall. widen it out, you can see the heavy rain goes all the way to panama city and more heavy rain along the gulf coast. so, i think we're going to be looking at flooding issues going into next week. we'll be talking about this story the next several days.
that's what's going on around the country. here's what's good morning, as we get a view above the clouds, we see we have some fog and mist in some spots. we may not get any clearing for the coastline today. it will only be up to 61 degrees there. and we are already at 61 degrees in livermore. up to 70. the highs in the lower 80s. >> and that is your latest weather. this guy was just tearing it up out on our plaza. >> what guy? what guy? that guy! >> this guy. blake shelton. how are you, man? >> talk to me. >> come on over, let's talk. >> we are going to talk -- >> do you prefer the end or middle? end or middle? >> brownie? you said it was going to be like a pizza or something. >> no, breakfast pizza's later. >> coming up. >> absolutely.
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♪ >> blake shelton likes brownies. an important footnote. by the way, he's also won cma's male vocalist of the year five times in a row, and he just proved why out on the summer concert stage. >> now blake has a brand-new album, "if i'm honest," which hit number one on the billboard charts. bravo! >> that's what we're talking about. the show was so good. we also brought you an early edition of our breakfast pizza, if you'd like that. >> thank you. that's got a raw egg. very good. >> sunny side up. >> that's good. >> so, i mean, are you surprised how fast this hit number one? it's just blown up. >> yeah, it surprises me every time i release a record -- >> really? >> because i think you have to think in terms of, like, what if that was it, you know? all the stuff that's already happened. so, everything that comes, you
know, along the way is a big deal, you know what i mean? so, yeah, i was surprised. because you never know when people are done with you, you know what i mean? because you're getting old. >> oh, come on! stop it some more. >> i am young, yeah. >> we can show the old pictures of you, if you feel -- >> oh, yeah, let's do another segment. >> in the last hour. >> so sweet of her, wasn't it? >> and they just kept coming. >> it's like, okay, i get it. >> come on. >> oh, my! >> do you recognize -- if you're honest, do you recognize that guy? >> i mean, that is ridiculous! >> is that like a mullet? >> why didn't my family or friends or somebody tell me how stupid i looked? >> but at the time, you probably looked cool. >> in what time period did that look cool? >> i don't know. >> what are you talking about? >> you look adorable! >> "achy brakey," wasn't it? early '90s? >> there was no girl in my life, i can tell you that. >> you've got a jheri curl going there. >> for sure. >> blake, one of the great -- >> people buying my albums left
and right right now -- >> yes, they are. >> selling the crap out of my records. >> look at the billboard. the album "if i'm honest," is this a diary -- >> it doesn't matter. >> yes, it is a diarrhea. >> is that what she said? >> diary. she said diary. >> oh, i thought she was completely going for it, diarrhea. >> no, it's a diary! >> it is, it is. it's kind of a timeline of the last, you know, year and a half of my life. >> did you drink hoda's wine before you came? >> there was some diarrhea in that year, in that year, in that time span. >> see how he brought it back? >> "if i'm honest" is the name of the album. >> and you're being honest. how about the pop-up shows you've been doing lately? >> i did one in kansas city and one in denver, and it's fun, because i always roll into town. i've been in the business so long, and i mean, even the people that were standing out there in the plaza, you know, i mean, they're so good to me. so, it's fun to just roll into
town and send out a tweet that morning, saying hey, we're setting up, free show tonight, whatever, and play for a few hours, you know? i've been doing that for, you know, on and off for a few years, but we did a couple last week. >> that was cool. >> fun. so fun. >> one of the great songs on the album "go ahead and break my heart." i love the story of it. >> thank you. >> because of the way that gwen stefani tells it is you sent her an unfinished song and said i want you to do the last verse. is that the way it happened? >> yeah, but it's funny, because i only started the song to just try to impress her, because it was like at the time we were getting to know each other. and it was like, i'm going to write her a song. that's what i'm going to do. >> oh, that's so smooth. >> then she writes the last verse and it's way better, like, okay! one-upped me there. worked out for the album, though. >> you're a confident man, though, you know? >> sell an album. here you go! hey, folks, don't go anywhere. blake shelton's going to perform one more song, "sangria." first, these messages. >> can we show the picture one more time? >> please, put that up there.
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litt liliana vasquez is here today. >> these kids schooled me on style because they have major style going on. >> oh, okay! >> let's start with jasmine. she told me she loves to be cozy and loves sweaters. so, we did an updated sweater look, belted around the waist. this is all available at jcpenney. and we didn't mix prints. can't aren't too young to mix prints. you think of that as a sophisticated adult look, but you can. simple stripes, an easy t-shirt dress so she's comfortable at school with this great poncho sweater over it. has a little bit of a country vibe to it with fringe at the bottom, belted, a little bag and flats and she's ready to go back to school in style. thanks, jasmine. >> i love that sweater! i would sub it for a poncho. so cute. >> next up, we have brother and sister duo here. >> oh. >> this is abby and oscar. >> all right. >> and so, abby looks adorable. talk about her style, right? >> do it again. >> do what you did. >> ooh! >> nice. >> for abby, it's like a taylor swift-inspired look.
>> i like that. >> so, we did the full skirt with, of course, a plaid flannel, an essential for back to school, and gave her a jean jacket. every back-to-school wardrobe definitely needs one of these. gave her a flower for a little bojo country, and then a look isn't complete without cowboy boots, right? so we gave her the ankle boots. and here on oscar, he definitely did not need my help. he knew exactly what he wanted, has great style. aztec t-shirt with the aztec on the side. >> oscar looks exactly like blake shelton from the pictures from earlier. >> he kind of does! >> with the dimples? >> i know! >> you're like a dead ringer. so cute. >> and distressed denim with cool kicks from congress. >> so cute. >> then we have antoinette. and she's showing us also kind of a bohemian country look with this crochet dress. and she told me she loves fringe booties. >> cute. >> shake them for us. show it off. there you go. and of course, a backpack is an essential for back-to-school. i think her personal style is
really off the charts. she looks fantastic. >> thank you. >> i never went to school one day this fabulous. >> i didn't either. >> goodness gracious! >> will you guys stand up so we can get one last look? >> and we have a surprise for you. >> we do? >> we have a mystery guest. can you please come in, sir? >> we have a surprise guest! >> here he is. >> who is it? >> blake shelton. >> what's up? hi! >> some of your superfans. >> how are you doing? hi there. how are you doing? >> jasmine, abby, oscar, antoinette, meet your best friend, blake! they're in shock. >> what's up? how are you doing? >> i'm doing good. great to see you. >> do your deal. >> so, we actually have one more surprise, i think, for you guys. >> yes. >> right? >> we do? >> do we have something coming out? >> ymca academic achievement program. there we go. now, you guys are such awesome kids. we know how much you love the ymca. so, since you love the ymca so much, we would like to present a check for $20,000 from jcpenney to support the ymca academic
achievement program. >> are you guys excited? >> excited? >> yeah! all right. >> blake, we've dubbed oscar your twin. >> your twin. >> all right! >> so cute. >> it's so true! >> you shouldn't like that. >> and if you like these looks, head to today.com/style. >> very nice. you guys are, like, sp i had that dream again -- that i was on the icelandic game show. and everyone knows me for discounts, like safe driver and paperless billing. but nobody knows the box behind the discounts. oh, it's like my father always told me -- "put that down. that's expensive." of course i save people an average of nearly $600, but who's gonna save me? [ voice breaking ] and that's when i realized... i'm allergic to wasabi. well, i feel better. it's been five minutes. talk about progress. [ chuckles ] okay.
good morning, it's 9:26. police just opened a westbound lane of highway 237 west of interstate 680. it had been closed in all lanes westbound after 5:30 this morning because of a fatal motorcycle crash. it doubles as highway 237 on this stretch of road. mike will have more about this in the traffic report. police say it appears that no one else was involved in this crash but it's still under investigation. two former pittsburgh police officers are suing the department. it is the latest twist in the growing controversy surrounding its crime statistics. the suits claim that the department obscured the crime
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freeways have been very easy this morning, but the tragedy is the investigation continues for a deadly motorcycle crash happened. now the westbound direction has one lane open. again you can connect from 680 over to 880 but you're better off using the expressway and that's why they are seeing so much traffic. alternates north and south. we have slowing southbound through mission boulevard. 880 sees the compression, but a crash on the shoulder. >> we have more weather and traffic coming up in the next half hour along with the latest news.
taking a look at the headlines. nbc has learned that more than 1,000 u.s. spice and law enforcement officials are in brazil to help keep the rio games safe. more than a dozen special ops, navy and marine commandos are also there. the operation is being conducted with the full cooperation of the brazilian government. their task is to disrupt any threats to the games. ford is recalling about 830,000 vehicles in north america on fears doors could unlatch while driving. the recall includes 2013 to 2015 escape models and 2012 to 2015 focus. 2015 mustangs and lincoln mkcs as well as 2014 to 2016 transit connect vehicles. a close call this morning in italy.
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look at the women's volleyball on sunday. they're going to be taking on poland at 10:00 a.m. partly sunny skies and 83 degrees. of course, our weekend outlook looks like this. we're expecting to see more rain in the southeast. i guess that's all we're going to do right now. you know what your local forecast is because that's what's going we are in for some cooler temperatures over the next couple days. and also some coastal fog and some drizzle. right now in san francisco, it's 60 degrees. 61 degrees in the south bay with some peeks of sunshine starting to come through. we'll be warming it up to 80 degrees there. 81 degrees in the trivalley if the skies clear. the north bay expect a high of 73 degrees. 61 in san francisco. and expect more of this weather as we go into the weekend. >> that's your latest weather. ♪ >> got my mug in hand. al roker, sorry for the delay. i had to get my cup because it's
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and no one told him? he didn't have any friends around him to tell him? that is horrible! oh, okay. i don't know what to say about that. anyway, a happy note. president obama's birthday on thursday. president obama turned 55, and some of the people closest to him took to social media to show him some love. obama's vp and bestie joe biden posted a picture of an adorable friendship bracelet saying happy 55th barack, a brother to me, a best friend forever. looks like president obama is the one who actually created these bracelets. they were originally featured in a humorous buzzfeed video called five things harder than registering to vote. and the first lady posted sweet pictures as well with her husband with the caption "55 years young and that smile gets me every single day. happy birthday, barack, i love you." and the fun is not over. it's been reported that there's a big party tonight. the white house not confirming that information but we'll see what happens there. now, let's check in on my favorite part of this whole hour, al roker in the kitchen, cooking breakfast for us. >> mm, mm, mm.
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♪ on "today's food," we're going to wrap up a week of farmers' market finds. one way of getting your delicious veggies are breakfast pizza. my son and i go to the great barrington farmers' market on the weekends and this place, somo catering makes a great breakfast pizza, so i've been trying to make it at home and i think it's worked out well. you start with garden-fresh stuff like basil, arugula, tomatoes, cheeses, eggs, everything you can get at a farmers' market, store-bought pizza. or you can make your own. start, we want to get different layers of flavor. cut cloves of garlic in half, put them in the oven about 15 minutes at 350, and they'll come out like this. you're going to make a nice compound garlic butter. you want to make sure the garlic doesn't burn because then it becomes bitter. and you squeeze out the cloves of garlic in there and it's really great because it adds an extra layer of flavor. you just push that out. then you're going to mash that
up and you're going to put that on the side. now, in the meantime, i love caramelized onions. >> me, too! >> yes. >> it adds a certain sweetness. just in plain butter, take one or two onions and grill them down until they get to this consistency. some folks like it a little harder, a little more brown, whatever your taste buds desire, you can do that. now, you take your pizza dough and you spread it out on an overturned cookie sheet sprayed with pam or any kind of cooking oil. again, you could even use some of those gogalies. and you're going to prebake this in the oven at about 350 for six to seven minutes so it becomes a little browner. you get that kind of started off. >> this is really good. >> it is good. >> then you start to layer all your stuff. as you can tell, you brush in more garlic butter. you'll brush it first over there when you put it in, you'll brush some more on. then you're going to put in your onio onions, which, again, have been caramelized. to keep with the idea of some
italian type, prosciutto, cooked bacon. put that on top. again, the great part about this is you're using everything that's come from the farmers' market, all right? then you're going to put on your cherry tomatoes, you spread it around. we've got some great barada cheese you can put in there. >> this is amazing. you make this for your family? >> i do. i do. >> oh, my god. >> you put a little hole in the middle, and then to add the breakfast flavor, you're going to put an egg right in the middle. >> you put the egg on before you start baking it, really? >> you've really prebaked the crust. >> the crust. >> then you'll put this back in the oven for another six, seven, eight minutes -- 12 minutes. make it 12 minutes, until that gets set. you could leave it in a little bit longer if you like your egg a little more done. and you end up with something looking like this. >> al, it's phenomenal. >> and i -- you know what, it's just -- and people can make their own. you can have a little pizza building station.
like leila is a vegan, so she doesn't want that on there and puts more vegetables on. it's fantastic. hope you'll give this a try. >> never thought about the egg on the pizza, but it totally works. >> it finishes it off. we also want to mention a "today" food club member standout. jan d'atri from our affiliate in scottsdale, arizona, made this fantastic zucchini crust pizza. >> wow! jan. >> sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes. and the great thing, again, everything in the farmers' markets right now, so it's a perfect time. you want that recipe and ours, go to today.com/food. >> bravo! >> okay, so, yes. thank you very much. thank you. >> well done, al. >> we've already had pizza for breakfast. how about a little "sangria" to go with it? oh, and hoda's in rio. unbelievable. country king. two things that are hoda's favorites, sangria and blake shelton. we're comboing them, right after we're comboing them, right after these messages.i was in shock wy dentist was explaining
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>> announcer: the "citi concert series" on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> blake shelton's brought his country swagger to the big city this morning with an amazing concert right outside on our plaza. >> that's right. his latest number one album called "if i'm honest." >> here to sing his number one song, "sangria," mr. blake shelton. ♪ ♪ you're crashing into me like waves on the coast ♪ ♪ every time we talk, you move in close ♪ ♪ i don't want you to stop, i don't want you to stop tonight ♪ ♪ we've got the last two glasses
on a straw hut bar ♪ ♪ trying to remember what number we are ♪ ♪ string of white lights making your eyes shine tonight ♪ ♪ we're buzzing like that no vacancy sign out front ♪ ♪ your skin is begging to be kissed by a little more than the sun ♪ ♪ you take my hand in yours, you lean in ♪ ♪ and your lips taste like sangria ♪ ♪ your lips taste like sangria ♪ ♪ you're a wrecking ball dancing down the hallway ♪ ♪ holding your shoes, wearing my shades ♪ ♪ we fall against the door, we fall into a wild warm kiss ♪
♪ we're buzzing like that no vacancy sign out front ♪ ♪ your skin is begging to be kissed by a little more than the sun ♪ ♪ you take my hand in yours, you lean in ♪ ♪ and your lips taste like sangria ♪ ♪ your lips taste like sangria ♪ only thing i wanna do tonight is drink you like a spanish wine ♪ ♪ let you let this head of mine keep spinning, spinning around ♪ ♪ we're buzzing like that no vacancy sign out front ♪ ♪ your skin is begging to be kissed by a little more than the sun ♪ ♪ you take my hand in yours, you lean in ♪ ♪ and your lips taste like
sangria ♪ ♪ your lips taste like sangria ♪ your lips taste like sangria ♪ your lips taste like sangria ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> blake shelton, ladies and gentlemen. his new album is called "if i'm honest." we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ♪ your lips taste like sangria ♪
start tonight with the opening ceremony, and we'll chat with both the oldest and the youngest members of the united states track and field team. bernard lagat, big tamron hall fan, has years of advice for 16-year-old phenom sydney mclaughlin before they head to rio. and tamron, you've got a busy weekend. >> i'm hosting a one-hour documentary on investigation discovery that investigates the issue of guns on college campuses. i spoke with people on both sides of this issue. it's a part of the series "guns on campus: tamron hall investigates" on i.d. this sunday at 9:00/8:00 central. we went down to texas, where now if you're a public university student, you are able to carry a concealed weapon on campus. set off a huge debate, but we're taking both sides and listening to
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fairfield 79 while oakland is at 67 degrees. dublin expect a a high of 76 degrees. and over the next few days, it will be slightly cooler heading into the weekend with breezy winds. now let's see what's happening on the roadways. it's friday, traffic pattern for most of the bay. the freeways look great. no major traffic issues. this is the issue in the east bay into the south bay. where the show slowing southbound. this is the bigger issue. the investigation continues after a deadly crash there. now lanes are open in a couple of directions, but we have a lot of slowing so avoid that. use mission boulevard to connect. happening now on twitter, we're updating you on the first death this year in california attributed to the west nile virus. an elderly woman died in sacramento county. this comes as those fighting
and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ ♪ ♪ all by myself >> oh,oda woman, i miss you so much. it's only been five days, and i -- i'm already having separation anxiety. maybe i should have come with you. you told me i should. maybe rio is the place for me to be. i shouldn't have let you go, hoda woman! it's like pinot without grigio. it's like donny without