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midday? >> are we going to do it all over again. >> 11:00 a.m. >> hopefully you'll join us at 11:00 a.m. >> you can't shake me. good morning. fight to the finish. >> people that have died ten years ago still voting. donald trump defiantly sticks to his claims of voter fraud even as high-profile members of his own party say that's nonsense. melania trump addressing for the first time those accusations and trump's lewd comments on a hot mike. >> sometimes i say i have two young boys at home. i have my son and my young husband. while hillary clinton's e-mail scandal comes back to bite her. did a state department official try to strike a quid pro quo deal with the fbi to have an e-mail sent to her marked unclassified. direct hit. new video of coalition forces
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taking out an isis facility near mosul the size of a city block as the fight for control of iraq's second largest city rages on. is this october? a record warm-up all across the eastern half of the country. temperatures set to soar into the 80s and 90s. what's behind it and how long will it last? and, what about bob? nobel officials announce they cannot find bob dylan after he won the nobel prize for literature. every effort to contact him failing. the award ceremony set for december. the question -- will the winner be there? "today," tuesday, october 18th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. just three tuesdays, it is going to be election day. >> it seems like it's been a long time coming. and it has been. that's right. >> voters are going to be heading to the polls, they'll decide, of course, the next
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president. key senate races as well. let's get right to the state of the race today. melania trump speaking out defending her husband against those allegations by multiple women of sexual misconduct. she says this is all part of a media conspiracy and she also dismissed trump's comments on that leaked 2005 tape as "boys talk." just out this morning, our latest nbc news/survey monkey online tracking poll shows hillary clinton with an eight-point lead among likely voters. 51%-43%. r er that lead was six points two weeks ago. >> once again, clinton is off the campaign trail today preparing for tomorrow's final presidential debate. donald trump heading west with two rallies in colorado. our decision 2016 team will break it all down. we'll start with nbc's hallie jackson. good morning to you. >> reporter: hey there, savannah, good morning. donald trump making this westward swing before tomorrow's
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debate here in las vegas. he's unleashing a new line of attack against hillary clinton, going after the nation's top republican even as he takes aim again without evidence of a rigged system. >> reporter: instead of backing down in the face of fact checks about voter fraud, donald trump's doubling down. >> more than 1.8 million deceased individuals right now are listed as voters. oh, that's wonderful. >> reporter: that stat, from a 2012 pew research center report with experts at the time finding "no evidence that the errors lead to fraud on election day." still, trump insists -- >> this is tremendous voter fraud. and how republican leadership doesn't see that is beyond me. >> reporter: the comments come as more republicans are speaking out against trump's claims, including his former rival, marco rubio. >> this election's not being rigged. and i'll explain to you why it is not being rigid in florida and why i hope he stops saying that. why he should stop saying that. we have 67 counties in the state. each of which conduct their own elections. i promise you, there is not a
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67-county conspiracy to rig this election. >> reporter: trump, taking shots at his own party while campaigning in wisconsin. the home state of house speaker paul ryan. suggesting ryan does not want him to win the white house because of his own political ambitions. >> well, maybe not, because maybe he wants to run in four years. or maybe he doesn't know how to win. >> reporter: the gop nominee also taking shots at his democratic rival pushing his latest line against hillary clinton. >> quid pro quo. >> reporter: trump seizing on newly released fbi documents from 2015. they suggest an fbi employee claimed a colleague discussed quid pro quo with a top state department official regarding classification of a hillary clinton e-mail. "in exchange for marking the e-mail unclassified, state would reciprocate by allowing the fbi to place more agents in countries where they are presently forbidden, specifically in iraq." >> this is worse than watergate. but we're going to put an end to that on november 8th. >> reporter: but both the state
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department and the fbi deny the account, saying no quid pro quo deal ever took place. the e-mail was never marked unclassified, and it was in fact an fbi official who originated the question of placing agents overseas in a totally separate discussion. that's not stopping republicans from pouncing. democrats calling it a non-story. but, still a story -- fallout from vulgar audio recorded in the presence of others in a 2005 "access hollywood" bus tour, a show owned by nbc universal. >> he was lead on like, egg on, from the host to say dirty and bad stuff. >> reporter: trump's wife, melania, for the first time speaking publicly about her husband's behavior. >> it's kind of two teenage boys actually they should behave better. right? >> he was 59. >> correct. and sometimes i said i have two
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boys at home. i have my young son, and i have my husband. >> reporter: trump tweeting again this morning what he calls a rigged system, heading to colorado today looking to turn it red as the clinton campaign looks at expanding the map in arizona. particularly ohio, a new cnn poll shows he's up by 4. here in nevada, by the way, he trails her by about 2%. matt, savannah? >> all right, halle jackson already in place for the debate in vegas, thank you. nbc news announced last night that billy bush would be leaving the "today" show effective immediately. noting that he was a valued colleague and long-time member of the broader nbc family. a statement billy released separately last night read, in part, i look forward to what li. of course, all of us here at "today" wish billy the very best. let's get back to our analysis of the race. we've got nicolle wallace and steve kornacki in place, guys.
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good morning to both of you. >> can we start by talking about this alleged quid pro quo between the fbi and the state department? i'll start with you, nicolle. both of those entities denied anything like this happened. they said these were parallel discussions. but what, at least, are we learning about the way the clinton team worked to lessen the fallout from these e-mails based on what we're hearing? >> well, you asked me a question last week about how all of these stories reinforces her essential weakness of her candidacy going back to the beginning of the democratic primary, was that people had a feeling that they couldn't trust her. yesterday in ohio i met with undecided voters. that follows her around. that is the burden that she carries. all politicians carry a burden. that is hers. this story underscores it. if donald trump had the capacity for discipline, this could really be damaging for her.
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>> let me just follow up and say, so you don't believe that the words clinton and e-mail have run their course in this election cycle? >> not only have they not run their course in this election cycle, but if we were running against someone who had the capacity for any sort of sustained disciplined campaign against her, they really could have proven fatal. but because she's running on someone who steps on his own message every 15 minutes, i don't think this will ever sort of dominate the news as it would if she were running against someone other than donald trump. >> meanwhile, donald trump is fighting a two-front war, certainly against hillary clinton and he is saying a lot about this alleged quid pro quo, he's also going against paul ryan, leaders of the republican party and the election system in this country at large. now we're seeing top republicans, including marco rubio just last night in a debate, visibly irritated about this notion that our system is problematic or corrupt. >> this is example number 1,500, i think in this campaign, of donald trump putting republican leaders in a very uncomfortable position, forcing them to make that choice, do you want to be loyal to your party's nominee and go very, very, very far out on a limb on an issue, or do you want to stay truer to sort of the traditional rules,
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traditional norms of politics. you can see that clip you played from marco rubio, he is making them squirm, he is making them very uncomfortable. there is also evidence some of these republican candidates out there, when they try to distance themselves from trump in the interest of helping themselves in the general election, they might be hurting themselves with trump's voters. >> melania trump went out last night and defended her us had on two fronts, one saying he was egged on in that taped conversation with billy bush. the other that these women who have now come forward accusing him of sexual misconduct are showing questionable timing, i guess that's the best way to put it. >> yeah. >> did she help or hurter had husband with women voters last night? >> spouses are always net positive. spouses are usually held harmless from even sort of the dirtiest sides of their spouse's campaigns. i think that holds mostly true for melania. the problem with what melania did last night was the timing. it took so long. it might have been helpful the weekend that the tape broke. but ten days out i think we saw a poll that 90% of americans were aware of the tape or had
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seen the tape. i'm just not sure if she had the ability or potential to change hearts and minds with her message last night. >> you ready to take a little walk? >> let's do it. >> we want to talk about something now. we've talked a lot about polling with three weeks to go until election day. so steve is going to help us out by looking back at some past presidential elections. we'll look at where the polling was three weeks out from that election, and where it ended up. start in 2012. >> the most recent election. look, three weeks out, barack obama was ahead five points in our nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. what happened in the election, pretty much right there. 51%-47%. basically three weeks out, that was the result. >> showing the people make up their minds and three weeks usually doesn't change much. does the same hold true when we go back to 2008, mccain and obama? >> this is a little interesting. right now our poll in this race has double digits. this poll in '08 had it at double digits three weeks out. it was a solid win for obama but if you look at the final result, it did tighten a little bit. so what you saw in the final weeks looked like a blowout. some of those republican voters
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came home in the end. that might be something to look for in the homestretch here. >> let's go back to an election that we'll talk about in schools for decades to come, 2000, bush and gore. >> three weeks out we had bush ahead six points. this was one of the bigger margins he had but he did lead down the stretch. interesting thing to remember -- this is forgotten because of the recount -- in the final days of that race, there was that story about george w. bush and a dui from years earlier. a lot of people think that's why gore caught him in the end in the popular vote. but not the electoral. >> there is possible there can be a late october surprise. >> or early november surprise. >> steve, thank you very much. savannah? again, the debate is on wednesday night, 9:00 on nbc. we move on now to other news. the fierce military campaign that's under way to retake iraq's second-largest city from isis. one official there already calling it a turning point in the war against terror. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel just south of mosul this morning. hi, richard, good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning. the offensive to drive isis out of mosul is now in its second day. we have advanced to a front line position that iraqi troops have taken up. we are just outside the village of hut. this village has mostly been cleared overnight by iraqi soldiers of isis. isis had been holding this town for the last two years or so. you can see some villagers have been leaving this town. they are afraid because there is still a small isis presence inside. there are still potentially some snipers, some suicide bombers. that's why i'm wearing a helmet right now. but in general, iraqi troops and american commanders that we've been speaking to are quite pleased with the progress that they've been making. this is how the operation is unfolding. iraqi troops advance to a village like this. we are now some 30 miles south of mosul. they try to clear isis out of this village. once they feel they have it sufficiently cleared, then they
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leapfrog on to the next one, and to the next one. and if this progress continues and momentum certainly does seem to be with the iraqi forces right now, commanders believe that they will reach the urban areas of mosul in perhaps just a few days or a few weeks. savannah? >> richard engel right there. thank you very much. thousands of mourners joined olympic sprinter tyson gay last night at a candlelight vigil in honor of his daughter, trinity, who was shot and killed over the weekend. crowd gathered at her high school track where the 15-year-old spent time following in her father's footsteps. trinity was hit by a bullet early sunday morning outside a lexington restaurant. police say that she was caught in the crossfire between men in two cars. on monday, three men pleaded not guilty in connection with that shooting. if you tried booking a flight online last night but were unsuccessful, here's why. a computer issue prevented customers from booking domestic flights on southwest airlines, jetblue and virgin america. all three of those carriers use
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the same third party airline reservation system so that explains the problem. international flights were not affected and the airlines say this technical issue has now been fixed. booking system is back up and running. this one is a little bizarre. an odd development in bob dylan's nobel prize for literature. apparently the academy can't seem to find that legendary musician. nbc's keir simmons has the latest on this. keir, what's happening? >> hey, matt, good morning. i guess the problem with rock stars is that they behave like, well, rock stars. the nobel foundation confirming to nbc news that they have not heard from dylan whether he will accept the award or attend the ceremony. >> bob dylan. >> reporter: when the surprise announcement came, there were cheers and there were questions. did bob dylan really win the nobel prize in literature? lin-manuel miranda tweeting his congratulations. others not as kind. i totally get the nobel committee.
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reading books is hard. as for the music legend's response, complete and total silence. not known for his respect for authority, dylan accepted the presidential medal of freedom in 2012, but nobel officials say they've been knocking on dylan's door for at least five days now. right now we're doing nothing, the academy's permanent secretary, told a radio station. i've called and sent e-mails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. for now, that is certainly enough. dylan was on stage in las vegas when the announcement was made. he didn't acknowledge the accolade, ending his set with sinatra's why try to change me now. that same day, there were questions about whether he would perform at the ceremony. >> no. i think there will be a speech but i don't know. i haven't talked to him yet. >> reporter: now it seems he may not turn up. or even accept the award. the answer still blowing in the wind. i guess most folks wouldn't think twice about accepting an award like this, but if you're dylan, it's all right.
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it's not as if he is missing or anything. he does have until december when this certainly takes place. by the way, there is a $900,000 award and a gold medal to go with it. >> might want to show up then. thank you very much. appreciate that. >> who was racking their brains for other dylan lyrics right now? >> "blowing in the wind" is as good as it gets. we found dylan. >> i'm right here. i'll take the $900,000 and the medal. >> we'll take the forecast. >> which does look very, very nice. we have record breaking heat expected across the country again today. 44 places hit record highs yesterday. we'll do it again today. we'll do it again tomorrow. we've got just this warm air pumping in from the south. we've got this cold front that's going to slide in and eventually start to cool things down a bit. we are looking at perhaps more records breaking today. nashville, the forecast is 89. the record is 87. louisville should tie the record at 86. same goes for atlanta. in the mid-atlantic and across the upper northeast, we should tie the record in albany, new york.
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good chance we'll break the record with a forecast high of 83 degrees. same goes for baltimore with a forecast high of 84. tomorrow will likely crush records. in philadelphia, the old record is 80 degrees. we're forecasting a high of 85. and back across parts of the ohio and tennessee river valleys, temperatures should get well up into the 90s with the record being 89 degrees. we will start to see things cool down and become more seasonal which is really low 60s for this time of year by the end of the week.
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good tuesday morning to you. meteorologist anthony slaughter here. we have sunshine for you this morning, and quite a bit of it. it's cool across the north bay. a at 44 degrees there, 53 in san francisco. everywhere generally speaking, waking up to quite a bit of sun that will linger through the afternoon. 72 for the south bay. we'll end up with 74 for the tri-valley and mid 60s for san francisco. temperatures warm over the next couple days, back into the 80s. then we welcome in rain as we head towards monday. i'm ...
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==topvo== the people ardead -- n a very good tuesday morning to you, 7:26. i'm willing. three people sadly are dead after a late night high-speed crash in the north bay. the car, barely recognizable in these pictures. it happened after midnight on sir francis drake boulevard near the point reyes station. you can see the car was split in half. authorities now say the car was a toyota corolla and all three victims were young male adults. the crash did close both directions of sir francis drake boulevard for a time but reopened in time for the morning commute. the victims have not yet been identified. very sad there. let's change to better things, the weather. we're going to get a warmup
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today. >> in fact, looking at our sunrise from lafayette, gorgeous over mount diablo. same deal for san jose. a few clouds but mostly clear start to the day. 40s and 50s pour the most part. 54 degrees in san jose. later this afternoon, temperatures really comfortable, a little warmer than yesterday, back into the mid 70s for inland valleys. mid 60s at the coastline. the next seven days, temperatures warm up. we get ready for the next round of rain. we'll be looking at rain returning by monday. let's say good morning to mike for the commute. >> it's interesting this morning. that's polite, isn't it? westbound 92 where the earlier crash has cleared from the toll plaza. we had two lanes blocked for a short period of time. those recovering. the problem over on the dumbarton bridge where a crash moved to the shoulder, three vehicles slowing a drive toward fremont and toward the bridge there. slowing for fremont south 880,
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that's a look at >> don't see any hat or scarves out there this morning. inside studio 1a, we have a . inside studio 1a, we have a check of today's headlines. an unmanned rocket loaded with research equipment and food is on its way to the insurance space station. it was launched from virginia late last night. it is expected to reach the station some time on sunday. hillary clinton's lead in the presidential race is growing according to our nbc news/survey monkey poll. she's now up by eight points among likely voters. that's a two-point increase from
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two weeks ago. and during a rally in green bay, wisconsin, donald trump stepped up his unsubstantiated claim that the election is rigged. using a 2012 report to suggest fraud is taking place now. >> you ever hear these people? they say there's nothing going on. people that have died ten years ago are still voting. illegal immigrants are voting. >> trump also proposed a five-step ethics reform package because, in his words, it is time to drain the swamp in washington, d.c. let's go to "today's campaign moment." an unprecedented proposal from donald trump, then mocked by the white house. on monday press secretary josh earnest was asked what he thought about trump's suggestion that the candidates take a drug test before tomorrow's debate. >> seems not only that the candidate who snorted his way through the first two debates is accusing the other candidate of taking drugs? that's a curious development in the campaign. that's my response. michelle? >> are you saying just now that you think that the sniffling or snorting, as you described it,
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might have been related to -- >> not at all. >> so what were you saying? what were you trying to get across? >> i'm trying to have a little fun. you guys are so serious today. >> so far, no response to that from the trump campaign. as we mentioned, melania trump is now speaking out for the first time since several women accused her husband of misconduct. nbc's stephanie gosk is here with more on what she had to say. hi, good morning. >> good morning, guys. in this interview with cnn, melania trump is really highlighted as her husband's biggest defender, taking on his accusers, the media, and painting a picture of what her role will be in the white house. melania trump speaking out and defending her husband. >> he apologized. i accept his apology. i hope the american people will accept it. >> reporter: opening up in her first interview since a 2005 audiotape came to light in which donald trump is heard making lewd comments about women. his words recorded in the presence of others during an
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"access hollywood" bus tour, a program run by nbc universal. like her husband, melania trump dismissed it as locker room talk. >> i heard many different stuff, boys talk. the boys the way they talk when they grow up and they want to sometimes show each other, oh, this and that and talking about the girls. but, yeah, i was surprised. of course. >> reporter: mrs. trump also accused the media of working in collusion with the clinton campaign, including nbc news. >> it was the media. it was nbc. it was "access hollywood." it was left wing. you could see that. and the way it comes out was everything was organized. >> reporter: now nine women have come forward accusing trump of inappropriate sexual contact. something both donald and melania trump vee meahemently d.
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>> i believe my husband. i believe my husband. this was all organized from the position. >> reporter: the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows hillary clinton ahead, 55%-35% with women voters. and while she is keeping a low profile, melania trump says she still offers her husband advice before debates. >> i always say to him, be you, be yourself, be calm, be focused, stay on the issues. >> reporter: the former model also shared her frustration at the campaign's tone. including how photos she had taken years earlier were splashed on the cover of a new york tabloid. >> i'm very proud i did those pictures. i'm not ashamed of my body. >> reporter: mrs. trump also shared what she hopes to accomplish as first lady. fighting negativity and bullying online. >> the social media, it's very damaging for the children. >> reporter: and delivering her own message to those who judge
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her. >> i'm very strong. people, they don't really know me. people think and talk about me like, oh, melania, oh, poor, melania. don't feel sorry for me. don't feel sorry for me. i can handle everything. >> melania trump has kept a lower profile than other members of the trump family, but she will once again be out in public tomorrow night when the candidates face off for their final debate in las vegas. guys? >> steph, thanks very much. reminder, you can watch that debate right here on nbc. let's swing it over to dylan with another check of the weather. >> morning, guys. talking about record breaking high temperatures not just in the south and northeast, but tomorrow across southern california we could see some record highs, too. this area of high pressure is setting up producing these santa ana winds. some gusts in the mountains and valleys could be up to 50 miles per hour. since it is moving over nothing but land, it is a very dry wind so we could see some fires that
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develop spread very rapidly because of the relative low humidities and also the warmer temperatures and that dry wind. we do have some red flag warnings, including santa barbara and l.a., also down into san diego. we also have some fire weather watches across the border of nevada, too. that's going to be the threat out that way. a little farther north, it is all about the rain that continues and temperatures well below average. then of course, those record high temperatures across the good tuesday morning to you. meteorologist antily slaughter here. we had a little fog this morning. you can see the thin veil starting to dissipate across the golden gate bridge. temperatures have cooled back into the 40s. it was 44 in napa. up to 48 right now. 55 in san jose, 50 in concord and livermore. a little warmer than yesterday. 73 for san jose today. staying cool at the coastline. mid 60s expected for san francisco. 63 for half moon bay. latest
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back at 7:41 with more of our special "rossen reports" series, "is it worth it." >> on monday we put bottled water to the test against tap water. this morning the question -- should you splurge on makeup or can you still save and get a great look. "today" national investigative correspondent jeff rossen has been looking into this. >> straight out of the makeup chair myself. all right, ladies at home, and some men, too. some of you getting redsdy for the day right now and applying your makeup. you will want to stop what you're doing and watch this. there are so many makeup brands
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out there to choose from and we all know they can get expensive. women spend around $15,000 in their lifetime on makeup alone. but is it worth it? do you really need to spend the small fortune to get a flawless look? this morning the beauty brand face-off. designer high-end beauty brands can cost you big. some say they have better ingredients that go on easier and last longer. but does all that money really buy you a better look? or can makeup from the drugstore give you that glamorous look for less? to find out, we enlisted identical twins. >> hi. >> yep. those twins. from the discover card commercial. >> awesome sauce. >> lisa? >> julie? >> you sound really different on the phone. >> reporter: today, something a little different. you are going to be wearing the fancy stuff. we are talking about foundation, blush, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick. the whole gamut. and yours is expensive. it costs about $250.
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you chose the good straw. you are going to be wearing drugstore makeup. cover girl. it is going to be the similar shades, all the same stuff. yours only costs $60. so a real affordable bargain. we'll see if people on the street can tell the difference, they know which is which. you ready to get glammed? >> yeah! >> let's do it. >> reporter: from their eyes, to their lips. >> i love this look. >> yeah. well, we'll see who wore it better. >> reporter: our "today" show makeup artists transforming the twins into their matching makeup. >> okay. you're all set. >> thank you! >> reporter: and, voila. can you tell who is wearing the expensive makeup and who's wearing stuff from the drugstore? still can't tell? that's expensive on the right, drugstore on the left. time to take their looks to the street with a handful of people. which look do you like better? >> i'm not going to lose on this one somehow. no winning. >> some choose the pricey makeup. >> i will see the one on the right. >> you're going to go with her.
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>> yes. >> well that's the expensive stuff. you have expensive taste. >> that's the way my wife usually goes. so yes. >> reporter: some can't tell the difference at all. >> they look the same though. >> they look the same to you. >> reporter: but the overwhelming majority -- >> i'm going to go with probably the left. >> on left. >> yes. >> reporter: 78% choose the drugstore stuff. >> i like her look better. >> her look better. >> on the left. >> that's drugstore makeup. cost $60. the one you didn't choose, $250. >> wow. that's amazing. >> her. it's still very clean. >> they both look good though. >> well, they do. they both look good. yeah. >> reporter: person after person. >> you chose the keep stuff. >> the cheaper the better. >> that's what i always say. >> reporter: picking the bargain brand. >> oh, i believe in that. totally. proving you don't have to spend big bucks to look like you did. >> you saved me money!
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>> we love saving money. by the way, we have mel and cc with us. stare at their faces and their makeup. find out which is designer and which is drugstore. >> we've been staring at them. it must be awkward for them. i'm going to say i think you are wear ig the designer makeup. >> i'm going to say the same thing. >> they both think you are wearing the designer makeup. >> i'm wearing drugstore. >> oh, my gosh! well, who knew? you both look gorgeous. >> we can save nbc a lot of money. >> a ton of money! just have it professional applied. >> is exactly. >> thanks, guys. >> which are you? >> cheap stuff always. coming up, the price was definitely right. wait until you see the game show history that was just made. and, canadians coming to our rescue during the campaign
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we're back now. if you're finding the presidential race to be particularly tense and stressful, don't worry. our neighbors to the north are
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come being to the rescue. tamron is over in the orange room for mr. daly and she's got that. >> this time you can't blame canada. canadians across the internet are highlighting all of the things they like about the united states. the campaign consists of videos, a twitter page, a trending hashtag filled -- filled, guys -- with warm praises for our great country. here we go, some of them. that's what makes america great. see, i can get these things working again on live tv. mike has a message to america. he says, your passion for exploration, and pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge is a constant inspiration. emily wrote to america -- america, you gave the world cherry coke, the internet and the golden girls. don't let anyone tell you you're not great. another one coming in. sharing an image of al roker's favorite treat -- the mcrib with
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the caption, nuff said. even americans have taken to the hashtag to say things that are great about the people across the border. this one says from chris, you know what is a major part of making my country great again? having a neighbor like canada. so the agency behind this movement said they wanted to cut through the negativity of this election cycle and it looks like they are off to a positive start. just notes of inspiration. wouldn't say it is political necessarily, it is more about uplifting. what do you guys think? >> i love it. >> it is so sweet. thanks, canada. call me. >> we should take a road trip to canada with a bucket of mcribs. >> that's great! >> they said they like us. they didn't say come here. >> i used to love that tourism campaign they had that said america borders on the magnificent which i thought was really nice. it is a magnificent country. tamron, thank you. just ahead on "trending," we are celebrating an icon of american food. and chip and joanna gaines
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wx toss to affic 7:a 5. we are almost to the weekend. in san francisco, a little thin veil of fog across the golden gate bridge. lots of sunshine, generally clear, speaking for most of the inland valleys and san jose. temperatures are cool. 40s across the north bay, but 50s across the rest of the bay area. high temperatures will be nice and warm, even warmer than it was yesterday. 76 for you in walnut creek. 75 for livermore and 73 for san jose. meanwhile, staying cool at the coastline, 64 for san francisco. look at the sunshine headed our way for the next couple days. 80s for thursday. rain comes back to the picture by monday, even in san francisco a nice rebound in temperatures for thursday and friday, back into the 70s. let's talk to mike right now and track the morning commute. >> almost to the weekend. i like the way you think, anthony. we have a slow drive northbound route through san jose. look at the red, that's below 20
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miles per hour. look how that reflects on our travel times. almost an hour for 101, to 85 from san jose up to sunnyvale, a tough drive from the south bay. a tough drive from 880 up to the dumbarton bridge, a crash on the shoulder by the toll plaza, that's causing distraction. slow south out of union city. watching the north bay and the approach to the bay bridge, traditional slowing. also an issue for 24 eastbound towards the caldecott. >> 7:57, happening now, opponents of judge aaron persky who sentenced stanford swimmer brock turner say his ruling in another case is eerily familiar. the student athlete in that case is making an appearance in court today. he's a college of san mateo football player who served time for battery. there's new controversy at san francisco state. posters targeting an ethnic studies professor were quickly pulled from the walls.
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it's 8:00 on "today," coming up, trump unleashed. >> this is worse than watergate. >> the republican nominee says hillary clinton's latest e-mail scandal is corruption on a historic level. as his wife melania defends her husband against multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. >> all the allegations should be handled in a court of law. plus energetic entrepreneur, natalie introduces us to the woman behind the fashion empire that began on ebay and is now a multi-million dollar global friend. >> i'm pretty fearless, i'm going to get up and try again, i'm trying to inspire a generation of girls to do the same. and the famous couple behind
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fixer upper, chin and joanna gaibs sit down to talk about failure, future projects and first dates. >> he knew how to draw me out, i'm more introverted. i remember leaving that conversation thinking a lot of that stuff was thought provoking. >> i was attracted to her hotness. >> they will join us live in studio today, tuesday october 18th, 2016. ♪ ♪ >> first time in new york from tennessee. >> we were here three years ago celebrating our wedding anniversary and we are back today. yay. >> we dreamed of this for ten years and we're finally here. whoo. ♪ ♪ >> girls trip from chattahoochee, florida. >> good morning to our seattle workout buddies. we are on the "today" show. >> it's her sweet 16. >> and it's my grandpa's
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birthday. whoo. >> let's go, chargers. >> nice to meet you. it is 8:00 on "today," it's tuesday, october 18th. a beautiful day out on our plaza. i'm not going to say it feels like an october day, but it certainly feels beautiful. it's 67 right now going up to 82. >> i like that i don't have to squeeze into a coat. >> we squeeze into everything else but not a coat today. >> coming up, you took, you took, you -- >> eat. >> they cook. what's the one gadget you can't live without in a kitchen. >> cast iron skillet. >> my butcher knife. >> takeout menu. >> we will reveal her pick and put it to good use. >> grilled cheese. time for the news at 8:00. >> begin with the race for the white house. i'm kristen welker in washington with one day until the third and final presidential debate our latest nbc news survey monkey
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online poll shows hillary clinton is leading donald trump by 8 points, 51 to 43%, trump remains defiant amping up his unsubstantiated charge the fix is in for clinton. in wisconsin monday donald trump doubling down. >> we're competing in a rigged election. >> reporter: the gop nominee vowing to crack down on government corruption and opening a new line of attack over hillary clinton and her e-mails. >> this is worse than watergate what's going on. >> reporter: giving trump fresh fodder, new details of an fbi e-mail investigation seeming to suggest an fbi agent accused a top state department official of proposing a quid pro quo, the alleged deal, lower the e-mail classification of a single e-mail from clinton's private server in exchange for allowing fbi agents in country where they are presently forbidden. >> they quid pro quo. in other words, a deal. >> reporter: the problem, the fbi and state department both
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say it never happened. >> any really assertion that this was somehow tit for tat or quid pro quo exchange in that manner is insulting. >> both agencies insisting an fbi official raise the issue of more agents overseas and the request was separate from the discussion over classification. >> it's not acceptable. >> meanwhile melania trump speaking out for the first time since nine women accused her husband of groping them, claims trump denies and nbc news has not independently verified. on fox news -- >> that all the allegations should be handled in a court of law. >> reporter: also weighing in on cnn on that 2005 "access hollywood" tape. >> melania said this was okay. >> i said to my husband that, you know, the language is inappropriate. they were kind of a boy talk and he was lead on like egg on from
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the host to say dirty and bad stuff. >> reporter: the audio recorded in the presence of others by "access hollywood" an nbc universal program. in an exclusive interview with kelly o'donnell chris christie standing by trump but also saying he was disappointed by trump's lewd remarks. >> i felt that his apology was inadequate. >> reporter: in a show of confidence hillary clinton is increasingly eyeing traditionally deep red arizona pouring $2 million into the state and sending michelle obama, the clinton team believes winning big on election day would help blunt any of trump's talk that the system isn't fair if she wins. savannah. >> thank you. tonight president obama and first lady michelle obama host their 13th and likely last state dinner at the white house. 500 guests have been invited to the event which honors italy's prime minister. the dinner will be held in a lavishly decorated tent on the south lawn.
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mario batly will do the cooking featuring italian cuisine using american ingredients and gwen stefani will perform. if your last name isn't clause then stay out of chimneys. firefighters had to rescue the 26-year-old last sunday after he forgot his keys and thought this was the best way to get back inside the house, he was stuck for four hours, luckily for him a neighbor heard his screams for help. when firefighters found him his feet were touching the floor but the space was too fight to squeeze through. >> that looks like a quite unless pleasant situation. coming up, an aunt dpekt expected accessory, why surgical masks are a must have to go on these particular blind dates. meet the contestants who spun their way to the most incredible moment after on the price is right. and the college drop out with an eye for fashion is now one of the richest south made women in the world, what you can learn from her remarkable rise
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we are back. it's 8:00 something. we're doing "trending" outside because the weather is so awesome. but the only thing that could make it even better is that natalie morales is here! >> so good to see you guys! i miss the baby bump. >> she means that i used to always bump her when i tried to sit next to her with my bump. so happy to have you back. >> you came back on a really good day, too. >> i know. >> matt has circled this date on his calendar for several months now. it is national meatloaf appreciation day, everybody. >> that's every day. >> and nothing says 80 degrees in new york city like meatloaf
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and mashed potatoes on the plaza. but when it comes to meatloaf, as we dive in here, do you guys believe in having ketchup on your meatloaf? >> yes. >> absolutely. >> yes. >> you like it plain? it's so dry that way. >> i don't like sweet meatloaf. >> this is really good, right? >> you know why it is extra good? >> why? >> because we eat the food and it is a little cold. but cold meatloaf is okay. >> and i think it reminds us of family and home. monday meatloaf. it's kind of that comfort food of family. >> and because the next day thinly sliced on rye toast -- with mayo and lettuce. >> that's a happy dance. happy meatloaf dance. show of hands here. who here would consider themselves to be superstitious? >> me. >> you know what people say about full moons, right? they're bad luck and they're linked to all kinds of spooky behavior. it is a silly superstition. right? take a look at this. an article in today's "wall street journal." hospitals and the people who work in them believe that bad things happen on a full moon. doctors and nurses tell the paper they've noticed an uptick
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in weird things on those days like psychotic episodes, bizarre injuries and women -- and women going into labor under unusual situations. >> like during "trending"? >> mark your calendars. the next full moon legislated or slated for november 14th. >> when? >> november 14th. >> when is your due date? >> we're two days apart, mid-december. >> i think it is interesting. the tides are all adjusted by the moon. think of how much water we're made up of. so i feel like the water kind of is unsettled. i think it just messes us up. >> dylan gave us the science explanation. how about this video from japan that caught our eye this morning. take a look. what do you think these folks are doing? >> it looks like a hospital -- doctors convention. >> medical conference? no. it is actually people on blind dates.
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it is a dating service that it decided that it would be a good idea to have people engage in speed dating wearing those surgical masks. it is not because they're all feeling under the weather. it is to give the daters a chance to get to know each other without focusing on looks. only personality. >> but they say your eyes are the most alluring part of your body. >> i like the concept. it is kind of like "the voice," you concentrate on the talent or smarts. not the looks. but the surgical mask is kind of weird. it screams "i have a communicable illness." >> at least you know you won't get sick. >> how about "popstart!"? >> let's get to it. you ready, buddy? let's do this. first up, speaking of "the voice," carson is back in l.a. working on the show. right now it is 11th season, but he just sent us some big news about what to expect in the future. so, this morning, here we go, guys.
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we are revealing the coaches who will fill those four red chairs in the seasons ahead. you ready, audience? next season here's who we'll see. adam levine. blake shelton. and they've been there since the beginning but there's also alicia keys coming back, marking her second season as a coach. and -- look who else is coming back. gwen stefani. she is back to coach again. right now she's in the middle of her tour. as we just mentioned, she is performing tonight at the white house but gwen will be back on the show to kick off-season 12 in february. that's not all, ladies and gentlemen. so many people love seeing miley cyrus on the show. there's no reason to worry. miley has already signed to be a coach for season 13 which starts next fall. the other coaches for that season will be announced soon. reminder, "the voice" airs tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central here on nbc. i feel like the whole season will be about blake and gwen's wedding. >> good prediction there.
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>> the moon told us. >> are they engaged? >> no. i'm just guessing. love is in the air. next up, speaking of love, someone all the ladies here loved growing up, luke perry. he was one of the biggest heartthrobs of the '90s making us all swoon on the nighttime soap "90210" with the character defining the teenage bad boy. that landed luke plenty of covers. his latest -- matt -- aarp. >> why "matt"? >> i don't know. >> you were eating meatloaf. last week, luke turned 50. can you believe that? 50 years old. by the way, when luke played a high schooler on the show, he was actually 24 years old. >> wow. >> and i had a huge crush on him. >> people often think you are named after his character. >> makes no sense. how could i be named after dylan mckay when the show -- i was already born. >> we've got something else for dylan because she loves "the price is right." contestants are known for their
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exuberance. check out what happened when three made history on monday's show. here is the first contestant. her two spins added up to $1 so she won $1,000 and went absolutely crazy. the second contestant got two spins that also added up to $1 so he, too, wins $1,000. and the third contestant, guess what? they both end up with $1. making it the season's first three-way tie for $1 in its 45 seasons. everyone reacted the way you should when you spin $1. the gentleman in the yellow walked away the big winner. that's your "popstart!." >> i spun $1. it is easy. i don't know why people can't do it all the time. >> oh, my. >> that happened on the eve of national meatloaf day? did it really? >> and a full moon. >> and luke perry turned 50. it's magic. magic in the air. now to our special series cutting edge women today. natalie, you had a great profile yesterday. who do you got this morning?
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>> this morning, we're talking about sophia amoruso. she went from hitch hiking and odd jobs to a fashion empire online. it has made her one of the richest self-made women in the world and the voice of an empowered generation. ♪ >> nasty girl is a brand that really represents fearlessness, like women just dressing for themselves. >> reporter: edgy with rock 'n' roll style, nasty gal is a fashion empire with a loyal fan base. >> describe your customer. who is nasty gal? >> she's ambitious. she's outspoken. she's like a really cool girl. >> reporter: but amoruso wasn't always the cool girl and didn't always know what she wanted. working all kinds of jobs. >> oh, gosh. i've worked at a dry cleaners scrubbing ring around the collar off men's shirts. my first job was at subway. i was a gardener at one point. i had dropped out of community college and was just struggling in my early 20s.
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didn't know what i loved to do but i loved photography and i loved vintage clothing. >> and now here he are $280 million, valued, later, which is an incredible rags to riches story. >> yeah. it's been a wild ride. >> reporter: it all started on e-bay when amoruso was 22. she started off selling vintage and designer clothing. she styled and photographed each piece. her brand name, nasty gal, comes from the 1975 album by singer betty davis. >> i guess i was inspired by her but i was choosing an ebay name, which i was 22 years old. didn't think i would be talking about nasty gal a decade later. >> reporter: and it led to the nasty gal retail website in 2008. when did you realize i've got something here? >> oh, man. i think i'm still realizing it. >> reporter: nasty gal has 5 million followers on social media and the company grew from just sophia to 200 employees. >> we're doing red bull coming up.
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>> reporter: amoruso also has her own nasty gal label, as well as two stores in los angeles. what does your family think of your success? >> my mom is very proud and very, very active on facebook. it borders on gloating, but i think moms are allowed that. >> what challenges have you had to face along the way. >> there's been a lot of challenges. scaling a company for ten years is really tough. >> reporter: in 2015 she stepped down as ceo of nasty gal. >> i don't want to say i wasn't qualified, but it just wasn't what i wanted to spend my time doing. i don't think i was playing my strengths. >> reporter: and amoruso's strengths are on the creative side. i got to experience that firsthand. >> there's something i had in mind for you. >> oh, that is adorable. jump suits are so in right now. i love it! that's perfect. >> cool. maybe a jacket. >> yes! oh, i love it. that gives it sort of that nasty gal edge. >> it does. >> okay. here we go.
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trying it on. all right. the reveal. >> you look amazing. >> wow. >> i feel very rocker chic. little modeling session. look at us. >> reporter: but she's more than about fashion. her first book, "girlboss, a memoir," launched a social media movement. the #girlboss used over 3 million times. >> are you a voice of the millennial generation then? >> i think i'm one of them. the intention of girl boss is really to inspire people to make decisions for themselves. i want people to be their own role models and compete with themselves. >> reporter: she now has a netflix series coming out next year, "girl boss." her podcast and her foundation which helps female entrepreneurs. and now a new book, "nasty galaxy," featuring inspiring women, all of this by the age of 32. >> the point of view of nasty gal is just to dress for
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yourself. if you like what you're wearing, your day is different. >> what do you think makes you cutting edge? >> i guess i'm pretty fearless. i'm always going to get up and try again and try to inspire a generation of girls to do the same. >> she is such an incredible person and a woman. she's really inspired this nasty gal movement. girl boss, women have really seized. >> i like that idea that she knew at some moment that this had potential to get really big and seized that opportunity. >> she believed in herself which is something we need to be doing more. >> incredible. all she's done and she's 32. >> and tomorrow i have another incredible young woman named phoebe robinson, on the cutting-edge, also. bringing diversity to the podcasting world. one of the top-rated podcasters around now. >> natalie, thanks. dylan, check of the weather? >> yes. it is going to be a hot one today. we're also keeping an eye on this disturbance out near the bahamas. a 70% chance of it developing
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into some sort of tropical disturbance in the next five days. that's something we will keep and eye on, though as of right now it doesn't look like it is good tuesday morning. meteorologist anthony slaughter here waking up to sunshine across the bay this morning. we are expecting to see generally clear skies with the exception of the coastline, a little fog across golden gate bridge, generally speaking mostly sunny skies this afternoon. temperatures will warm up warmer than yesterday, back into the 70s for inland valleys today. mid-60s for san francisco. you're really going to notice a warm-up over the next couple of days. then as we round out the weekend, welcome in our next chance of rain as we approach monday. >> and that's your latest forecast. hoda? all right, dylan, thanks so much. now to our special series "one small thing." it is back. it is all about the changes that can have a big impact on your life. this morning, we're talking about exercise moves that are so simple, you don't even need to throw on your workout gear. our girl, emily sky, came all
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the way from australia to show us how it's done. she is a popular fitness trainer with more than 10 million viewers on social media. it is your first time on the "today" show? >> it is. i'm very happy to be here with you. >> emily. i love your accent. so these are things we can do every morning that will help us get toned. right? >> it is all about those small changes that you can implement into your lifestyle. at first we're going to start doing some brushing your teeth. >> we're at the sink. what should we be doing? >> brushing our teeth. do some calf raises. 20 reps. or you can do one at a time like this if you want more of a challenge. >> will you all do it with us? up and down. up and down. >> this is really good because it strengthens your calves and the arches of your feet which a lot of people neglect. >> it's so easy because you are already spending two minutes brushing your teeth. >> now doggie lunges.
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when you're going for a walk. >> we're taking our dog -- charlie, charlie, charlie. here you go. good boy. >> pick something in the distance and say to ourselves, i'm just going to lunge there. >> come on, charlie. >> one and down. two and down. oh, it's easy. look at this. what are we working here? >> we're working our legs and our gluts. it burns a lot with this exercise. you get to the park bench, pick something in the distance and keep doing 20 lunges. >> what else are you toning there? >> your whole body really. but i love it for your legs and gluts. that's what we love. tight gluts. >> let me get charlie back. now let's pretend you're lazy and you're watching tv. >> oh, yeah. >> but you want to do something in the commercial breaks during that time that will tone your body up. >> we're going to lie down here and do some russian twists. >> what are they called? >> russian twists. then you can grab objects around the house like this, or a bottle.
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russian twists like this, come around to the side and down. >> what are we toning here? >> this is about strengthening our core which is really important. >> how many of these should we be doing. >> you can do these four times. either 30 reps in one commercial break or wait for the next one and do one each break. it is about how much you want to challenge yourself. >> can you do it without? you've got a water bottle here. can you do it with no weight or -- >> no weights, yep. or you can be eating a chocolate -- >> emily, you rock. i would get up but i have a spanx issue. for more on this, sign up for our newsletter a today.com/one small thing. just ahead, you will love this duo. chip and joanna gaines from the wildly popular "fixer upper." they are here. plus, a live performance by a broadway cast. "holiday inn." it's all after your local news. i'm ...
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three peop are dead -- ter a late-nigh hi speed crasin a very good tuesday morning, 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. three people dead after a late night high-speed crash in the north bay. it happened after midnight on sir francis drake boulevard. the car split in half, a tangled mess of metal against a tree. authorities say the car was a toyota corolla and all three victims were young adult males. the crash did close both directions of sir francis boulevard for a time but reopened for the morning commute. the victims have not yet been identified. let's hope for a smoother commute out there. >> sad situation up in north bay overnight. right now we have tuesday commute that's kicked in all around the bay.
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look at the south bay. tough driving northbound. no major crashes through the area. 280 all the way to cupertino now pushing towards sunnyvale, high-tech corridor there as well. slow drive for 880 and 580, eastbound. both are clear, eastbound commute. show you area of the north bay highlighting some fog, indeed we have that. peeking down here southbound 101 right around here. back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. we'll be back with another local news update.
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it's 8:30 now on a tuesday morning, october 18th, 2016. playing hookie from the studio because it is so beautiful here in new york city. temperature going up into the mid 80s today. we're taking advantage here on the plaza. >> remember when you used to ask your teacher, can we do class outside today? a movie classic that's landed on broadway, "holiday inn." and the cast will be here to perform a very special medley coming up. you'll love these two. "fixer-upper f "fixer-upper" fans get ready.
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is there anything better than tomato soup and grilled cheese? yum. siri's going to show us how you can take it to a whole new level. i don't know how you improve on greatness. >> we should mention when we decided to do tomato soup, we thought it would be 45, 50 degrees out there. >> and didn't know we'd have an appetizer of meatloaf. it is going to be more like late august than mid-october. that's for sure. record high temperatures from the northeast to the mid-atlantic down through the south. we are looking at lots of sunshine, too. couple of spotty showers and storms with that cold front that will help to cool things down back through chicago and up through the midwest. tomorrow we could see some isolated severe storms. there you see northern park aar. southern missouri. could break high temperatures in southern californiaals the santa ana winds kick in. the pacific northwest, two to three inches of rain between today and tomorrow possible with temperatures only t tuesday morning,
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meteorologist anthony slaughter waking up to sunshine across the bay this morning. we are expecting to see generally clear skies with the exception we have a little bit of fog across golden gate bridge. generally speaking we're going to see mostly sunny sky later this afternoon. temperatures warmer than it was yesterday, back into the 70s for inland valleys today. mid-60s for san francisco. you're really going to notice a warm-up over the next couple of days. then as we round out the weekend, we welcome our next chance of rain as we approach monday. >> that's your latest forecast. guys? >> all right, dylan. thank you. now to the "it" couple of reality tv, chip and joanna gaines. jenna caught up with the stars of the hit hgtv show "fixer-upper" to talk about the secret of their success. >> i went back to my home, waco, texas. it may not seem like the epicenter of one of most popular shows on tv, but each week up to 35,000 visitors travel to this unassuming city in the hopes of
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catching a glimpse of their favorite couple. and now mine. chip and joanna gaines. >> we're chip and joanna gaines. >> reporter: at first it seems like a picture-perfect movie. boy meets girl, starts a family and lives happily ever after. >> come on, mama! >> reporter: but this isn't hollywood. this is waco, texas. and this is chip and joanna's reality. as the star of hgtv's "fixer upper," the show follows the couple as they balance flipping homes with raising their four young children. viewers are wowed with stunning transformations. >> yes! >> yes! >> oh, my god! >> reporter: combining chip's construction job with joanna's distinctive designs and offering a window into their sometimes goofy -- >> wow. >> reporter: -- always loving marriage. >> i really love you, jojo. >> i paid him 10 bucks to say that. >> reporter: with more than 25
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million viewers, it is the highest rated show in hgtv's history. >> people say, is this an improbable story? what would you say? >> i think really, it's bordering on impossible. >> reporter: their rise from home flippers to tv stars is the focus of their new book. "the magnolia story." the first time you met was at your dad's tire store. >> yes. >> super romantic. >> very romantic. he knew how to draw me out. i'm more introverted. i remember leaving that conversation just thinking, plan, a lot of that stuff was really thought provoking. >> i was a lot more superficial. i was attracted to her hotness. >> oh, right. >> then when she started talking, i was like, and she's got gorgeous lips. >> stop. >> i didn't realize that. >> reporter: chip and joanna got married and moved in. but their first home as husband and wife was in desperate need of some love. >> as far as design, i had no idea what i was doing. our first fixer upper together, we really learned how to work together. >> reporter: inspired the two
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decided to open their own home goods store. at first joanna was hesitant but chip jumped in. >> i have a very high fear tolerance. when i think about starting a business, i would call that, on a scale of 1 to 10, like a 1. first thing that happens, you go start a store, it didn't work. best thing that happens, you go start a store, you are picked up by a reality television show, you become a multi-millionaire. >> oh, don't say that! >> and you move to the bahamas. >> reporter: the store became a massive success and it wasn't long before people wanted more, so the two started a business flipping homes. but like most, the housing crisis hit chip and joanna hard. >> we're just some sleepless nights. >> when you are tested at that level, i think the stuff that you learn and what you get out of it is i think the stuff that gets you to the long haul. >> reporter: they came out on the other side stronger. and then -- they got an interesting call. somebody came calling and said, we have a crew. let's shoot a show. >> he was like it is a scam. he was like do not call them
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back. >> no way, jose. >> reporter: but joanna did call back and the rest is history. "fixer upper" is now a bona fide national hit and chip and joanna are quickly expanding to a full-fledged lifestyle brand, including an online store, furniture line, bakery, magazine, and more. but at the heart of all they do is the love for the town they call home. so within the last year, they purchased a landmark of the waco skyline. a pair of rusty silos. they converted into their retail store, magnolia market. and the town has seen a revival from dallas to dubai, people from around the world come to the silos. with up to 35,000 visitors a week, it is quickly become the biggest tourist attraction in waco. >> when you see these folks, especially the ones that have traveled so far to get here, it is hard not to fall in love. >> want people to know that we're just a normal couple from waco. we're passionate about what we do. we love the business of home and we really like each other.
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>> chip and joanna just wrapped up shooting season four of "fixer upper" which premiers in november. i have to say, it is quite addicting. it is a favorite show of mine. i will disclose, also my mother's. >> we heard. big family. you guys have really shown people how it's done. here's my question. what's it like to work together as husband and wife? because a lot of people might be thinking, i don't know if i could do that. >> yeah. we joke, it's not for everybody. we have just somehow -- the cards were dealt and jo and i love to work together. we love to be together. but we joke to some of our friends that if we hadn't have gotten so lucky, we probably would have killed each other by now. >> when you guys first started out, did your dad say to you, chip, like why don't you get a real job? you were just flipping houses and doing your own thing. >> yeah. it is really funny. as fate would have it, 2016,
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what they referred to as "flipping houses" is kind of like a thing. i have become a rock star. i know y'all don't know exactly who i am. back in my hometown, people go bananas every time they see me. but back in 2003, nobody knew about flipping houses. that was a little bit before the craze. so my father-in-law thought that i didn't have a job. so for the first two years of our marriage, i owned rental properties, i was in a construction business, we were rocking and rolling, at least on our own degree, so here he was asking me on a weekly basis, so, have you found a job yet? how you doing? >> joanna, you have four children, i think between 11 and 6. i'm going to go with five children because you also have to deal with chip who can be a little bit of handful. >> yes. yes. >> she calls me the triplets. >> you're off by two kids there. >> i would rather take all four kids to the store than just chip. for sure. >> i don't know, how long have
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we known be with you jenna? >> ten years. >> i've never seen you this animated over a story or a couple. >> i definitely have a major marriage crush. is that a thing? can you have a crush on a couple? >> i'm telling you, it is mutual. we met jenna for the first time a week or two back in waco, texas. since then, her nickname back home is long legs. >> you want to hear some of her nicknames around here? >> oh, look at the time. >> y'all, they have changed this town. waco is a totally different place because of them. i mean that's the best of america. >> i know it is near and dear to you guys, for sure. thank you so much. we're just getting started with you, chip and joanna. you'll be back in our next hour. we should mention, the new book is called "the magnolia story." you can also see jenna's full interview at today.com. coming up next, a comfort food classic. another one. siri is whipping up the ultimate tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich. yum. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back to "today food." this week we're all about some of those kitchen tools that you can't live without. siri daly is here, she is a "today" contributor and creator of seriously delicious. she's going to talk about her favorite tool and make a great recipe. siri, good to see you. >> happy to be here. >> good to have you. immersion blender. that is your favorite. >> we'll get to it in a second but this is it. it is -- i use it all of the time, especially for soups. i'll talk about it in a second. >> life changing. >> life changing. on this nice cozy day we're going to make tomato soup. >> it is 80 degrees. >> i'm going to make roasted tomato soup. super simple. five ingredients. tomatoes, onion, carrots, some vegetable stock and garlic. i love to use fresh tomatoes but canned tomatoes are fine, too. i halved a bunch of roma or
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on-the-vine tomatoes. drizzle with some olive oil. salt and pepper. then we roast it in a 400 degree oven for half-an-hour. >> why is roasting so important bringing out this really yummy roasted flavor. 400 degrees for about a half-hour. in the pot, some onions and carrots that i just like to saute for five to seven minutes until they soften. then add some garlic. always garlic with tomatoes in my world. we'll only cook that for another minute or two because you don't want it to burn. then we will add our tomatoes. you want to grab that? then i'm going to add some vegetable stock. you can use chicken stock. this will keep it vegetarian. >> how long is that going to cook down? >> we want to boil it, then let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
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>> are you enjoying it? >> yummy. >> look how great this looks after it is simmered down a little bit. >> usually if you want to puree something you take it out, put it in the blender. that's kind of annoying. with this immersion blender, you can do it all here. stand back. sometimes it gets a little -- look at that. >> what's consistency you are looking for here -- i'm so sorry. i didn't even get him. >> i was too quick for it. i got out of the way. i'm not so sure our camera guys fared as well. the trick with the immersion blender is you keep it immersed. >> you keep it inside. you want like a little velvety texture. did you guys get it? thank you. i'm done. good night. >> we've got to move on quickly to the three-cheese grilled cheese. >> my trick, put a little bit of parmesan in the butter.
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then when you butter the bread, it gives it a little salty crust. i like to add bacon. this is pancetta. then some mozzarella, and some chedd cheddar. five minutes a side. i don't think i can make a mess with this. >> if anything explodes -- >> just until nice and golden. great thing to dip in your soup. >> lyle and jeannine in our wardrobe department always say, do you want to wear an apron? i say, no, it is siri. >> siri's things always have a little touch. the grilled cleheese is real go. >> delicious, siri. >> i have to say real quickly, the soup is delicious. it is really good. siri, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> for these recipes and much more, and to sign up for the
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. we are back with the cast of "holiday inn," this is broadway's latest hit, based on the classic 1942 movie, it starred bing crosby and fred astaire. it follows an entertainer named jim who quits the business and moves to a farm in connecticut. there he falls for a teacher named linda. they turn a farmhouse into a club. but jim's ex-partner, ted, steps in and threatens everything. form eer "high school musical" star is here with his co-stars. good morning to all of you! we all remember you from "high school musical."
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you're taking tap to the next level for this. >> i grew up tapping, i grew up watching fred astaire. when you watch him, he is just effortless and makes everything look so easy. i think that's what's really been captured within this incredible musical. >> i think it hearkens back to that classic broadway. is that what kind of attracted you guys to the roles? >> oh, absolutely. >> yeah. irving berlin wrote these songs in 1942 when our world and our country needed an injection of joy. we felt like we wanted to bring that back to broadway. it is perfect time to do it. >> laura lee, looks like you're having an awesome time. >> it is a blast to sing these songs and dance with this fabulous ensemble, we're just so lucky. >> we're so excited. people loved the movie. hopefully if they don't know it, this will revive the interest. we're doing a medley. let's let you take it away. >> how would you all like to make a contribution to the fresh air fund? all you have to do is help me move to midfield, connecticut. ♪ blue skies smiling at me
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♪ nothing but blue skies ♪ nothing but blue skies do i see ♪ ♪ blue days all of them gone ♪ nothing but blue skies nothing but blue skies nothing but blue skies ♪ ♪ shaking the blues away ♪ unhappy news away ♪ if you are blue it's easy to shake 'em away ♪ ♪ i do not shake your body soul to and from with every shake a lucky break ♪ ♪ to chase our cares away note if you would lose your we areally blues shake 'em away ♪ ♪ shake 'em away.
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>> she's shaking, too! ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ah, the old country tap shoes. let me see it, buddy. tappin' gals. just my thing. ♪ ♪ ♪ whoa! ♪
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>> hang on. in a second. >> are you kidding me? ♪ >> three of 'em! are you kidding me? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ hey hey hey shake 'em away >> woo! >> the amazing cast of "holiday inn," thank you so much. catch the show on the roundabout theater here on broadway through january 15th. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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harry connick jr. is back with us. dylan back with us. ethan hawk and more chip and joanna gaines. a packed house. >> we've got a lot. >> did you see the jump roping that just went on? >> dancing and jump roping. >> that's a new workout trend that we won't try. >> exactly. if we jump rope right now, the earth would quake. that's another story. >> we'll have much more ahead on
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national meatloaf day. right after these messages. i'm ... fresh critism--- for a dge already unr t microscope for the sentencing of forr good morning, 8:56. i'm lawyer aurks garcia-cannon. frsh criticism in the case of turner. another case getting special treatment. keenan smith, which you will soon see spotlighted in the recruiting video was sentenced by the judge for a month in jail after he threw his girlfriend to the ground and then beat up a
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bystander who tried to intervene. the san mateo football player was sentenced to community service which he skipped. now smith is back in court today as a result. submit's attorney said he had a football and that's why he missed community service. the attorney says smith is complying with his probation requirements. happening now bob redell talking with opponents who plan to attend the hearing. he'll join us in a live report midday. look for updates on our twitter feed. new controversy, protesters from a pro israeli group targeting an professor pulled from the wall of our home page. why they are calling the posters a message of hate. the response from school leaders. another update in half an hour. because she doesn't know that it kills 40,000 californians... every year. because she doesn't understand what cancer is. because she can't spell emphysema.
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this morning on "today's take," harry connick jr. is back for more as our celebrity guest host. then, ethan hawke. plus, chip and joanna gaines from their hit show, "fixer upper." >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome, everybody, to "today" on this tuesday morning. october 18th. 2016. i'm tamron hall. al is off. recovering from that knee surgery. he is doing well. as you may have heard, our former co-host billy bush is no longer with the "today" show. this comes after his involvement in an "access hollywood" taping with donald trump in 2005.
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as a long-time member of the nbc family, we wish billy all the best as he moves forward. with that said, dylan dreyer is here today, along with grammy winning musician harry connick jr., host of the new daytime entertainment show, "harry." thanks for joining us for two days in a row. >> it is a pleasure to be here. >> you weren't even supposed to be here today, and you like begged to come back because you had so much fun. >> i slept on the street outside of the building last night. >> was that you? hiding under the "today" show blanket? >> to come back and sit at this chair next to y'all. >> i was wondering this last night. did you go back and watch the show? because i don't watch myself on air. i can't watch myself on air. >> i don't think i've ever watched myself back on television unless it happened to be on and i glanced at it. i didn't see it. >> what's your reason behind not watching yourself? >> i got other stuff to do. >> what's your reason for not watching? >> i hate the sound of my own voice. >> me, too. and i feel like my teeth look like i have those fake chompers
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in. >> isn't that amazing we hear and see ourselves for what we are not? instead of what we are? because my impression of y'all, i love your voice, i love your teeth. it is funny to hear people speak about themselves, especially when they're as accomplished as you all are. >> you know what? i think we try to be honest because we know that there are young girls watching especially and we all go through those self-esteem moments. we were having girl talk. we won't say it specifically but i was with savannah and dylan, having our girl talk. just these moments in your life. you have daughters. you understand. i think it is important for us to say these things because other girls are like, yeah, i thought that was -- you get your school year book and you're like, who is that? >> it is even better to have someone like you, you don't need to worry. >> i go on stage all the time, i've performed since i was a little boy. my insecurities probably outnumber the things that i'm confident about. i think we're all equal in that way. it is just we don't present
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those things. but when you carry them around inside, sometimes that's what you focus on. >> that is so beautifully said. wisdom from harry connick. >> that should be a segment. >> i can hear the president of the network in my earpiece. >> i hear you went on a bus tour yesterday in new york? >> i can't tell you a lot of details but for my tv show, "harry," i was on a new york city bus tour. that's all i'm going to tell you. but i have to say, it was the wildest ride you will ever see. >> were you the guy that does the announcing? >> you have to watch it. >> just about the bus tour because i have never done them in new york. >> me either. >> do you sit in the traffic? or is there a special lane? >> at least the one i was on, there was no special lane. it took us like 45 minutes to go two blocks. no joke. >> i thought they had like designated lines for -- lanes -- lines -- whatever. >> there's always so much information you have about a certain piece of the geography. so if you're like on. th avenue between 45th and 46th,
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there's only so much you can talk about in 20 minutes. you start making stuff up. you know what i mean? >> i can't wait to see this show. it is going to be fun. you cooked last night? >> wait. i want to talk about what you did first. >> oh, my god! so embarrassing. so michael kors, the great philanthropy/designer, he has a huge like super mega a-list charity gala every year. basically it is a golden heart awards. it is to recognize these people who volunteer and who just are on the front lines to end hunger. globally, but here in our major cities as well. so he has part -- it is a hunger stop event. i was honored to have michael kors' team dress me. i think we have a picture of the -- >> i love that outfit. >> this is at my house. i think great, i'm rockin' michael kors. can't touch me. take a picture. boom. i get there. it is around the corner from my home walking distance. everyone is seated. i had the wrong time. i arrive at michael kors' table.
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there is chrissy teigen, john legend, all of these models that i don't know their names but i know it means beauty. they're all on the red carpet. >> so awkward. >> it was so awkward. >> thank you god you had michael kors dress you. >> i'm at the head table. there's one chair left because no one thinks i'm showing up with my name. >> how did you play it? >> i was like excuse me, can i get it? i was like, ooh, that traffic. marcus samuelson, he's a famous chef, always on the show, auctioning off a meal. he's like, hey, tamron! but the last one, i have like hyperanxiety when i am in public places. i think my small talk is so whack. >> we're all going out today. >> it's therapy with harry. but i made it. the most important thing is, michael kors and what they do.
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15 million meals. >> holy cow! >> i mean this is -- it is tremendous. it is supported. bravo to them. check out, they have a watch and it tracks like your walking and all of that. purchase some of it goes to -- much of it goes to the charity. all of it, i guess. that's beautiful. and you cooked last night, which is what i was trying to get to. >> i wanted to talk about yours first just to show the dichotomy of our lives. you're at this big event, whether you showed up late or not. i'm sitting on the couch eating left over pierogi casserole. >> okay, i'll trade. >> i know what i'm going to do the next dinner party i'm going to have. i'm going to ask you to cook, and i'm going to tell everybody to show up at 8:00. it's at 9:00. >> this is like just -- it is one of those comfort meals. i'll often cook and take a picture and post it on instagram or something. because it is such an ugly meal. it is like a match of -- >> let me see. >> i really don't have a
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picture. >> it's good though. pierogis are good. >> i am going to put the recipe. a mix of pierogis, then layer with sauteed spinach, garlic, onions, cream of mushroom soup and mozzarella cheese. >> thank you for bringing it this morning. that's so sweet. >> i ate the leftovers while you were out on the town. >> we live in the same neighborhood. i would have showed up an hour late. >> you wouldn't fit in your dress if you ate this. president obama is not just the most powerful man in the world, president obama is quickly becoming maybe one of the funniest and most powerful joke tellers these days. of bad jokes. yesterday he gave a speech at a high school and showed off his impression of his daughters on their phones. take a look. >> as the father of two teenage daughters, i know the whole time you're just like, and then he said, girl, i couldn't believe it. [ laughter ].
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>> your impersonation of your daughters? >> it is the same thing. in fact, i think humankind over the next 100 years, like one of your arms is going to evolve to six feet long to accommodate our need for selfies. like people are going to be saying remember when humans used to have arms that were the same length. one of our arms is going to be dragging the ground. my girls do the same thing. what's amazing, i was watching a movie with one of my daughters last night. she was watching the movie completely engrossed in the movie and having like six conversations at the same time. it is incredible. i think that's just a skill. >> they're evolving. >> if you asked her what the movie was about -- >> she could tell you everything and she could tell you everything about the people that she was talking to. >> you can tell us everything about music. so the rock roll hall of fame nominees are out. hot off the press with harry's review, the nominees in the 2017 class of rock & roll hall of fame, these are some of the names. some of the guys were surprised around here, guys and girls. journey. i wasn't surprised. >> that they were nominated? >> yeah. >> i thought they were already in. >> i would have thought they
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would have been in a long time ago. >> so that was a surprise. pearl jam. >> i would have thought they would have been in, too. >> i thought so, too. >> these are amazing bands. >> tupac. >> he's another guy i thought would have been in there. >> i didn't think he would have been in because of the newness still of the genre. not that hip-hop is new but the acceptance in that format. but i would have thought. >> i guess there is only limited spots. >> janet jackson. >> hmm. are they all competing against each other? >> no. >> genres, maybe? does that mean journey and pearl jam were going against each other? >> no, no, that means -- i guess they are all in a bigger group. it is a competition? i should know. no, it is not a competition. you get enough votes, you get in. i've been there once before. aretha franklin was singing. i forget who was inducted that year. i think it is fan base voting. >> they call it the new orleans
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jazz and heritage festival jazz and heritage but they have other kinds of music. in the rock & roll hall of fame, how far out does it go? >> it just means music. >> we got jazz musicians in there? i'm thinking about some of the great -- brad for marcellus, quenton marcellus. i wonder if -- pardon my ignorance. >> take to twitter, let us know what you think. if you know more about the hall of fame let us know. we're going to dig in deep on harry with a little trivia. he's going the things that i consume on a daily basis, a lot of it is very acidic. the enamel on my teeth was actually weakening. the whiteness wasn't there as much. my teeth didn't look as healthy as others. my dentist said that pronamel would help fight against that erosion that foods and drinks were causing. so it was really important to start using the pronamel. it'll be one less thing
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you did breaking news. >> thank you, tamron. >> wrong camera. >> thank you, tamron. thank you. you have a quiz for us? >> yeah, i have a quiz. i want to see how well you know me and my career. i have a couple of trivia questions your producers are calling -- iconic. when i was a judge on season 13 of "american idol," which of these people was not one of my fellow judges. jennifer lopez, mariah carey, keith urban. which of them was not up there with me. >> mariah carey. >> exactly right. i was not fortunate enough. i won my first grammy award in 1990 for my work on what beloved romantic comedy soundtrack? >> "when harry met sally." >> you kind of drew a blank
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there. >> i don't watch horror movies because of you. >> did you see when billy crystal cut meg ryan's throat? it was so terrifying! you know what i'm sayin'? >> we're sisters. don't laugh. >> i didn't know where you were going with that. >> "copycat" with sigourney weaver. harry plays a crazy in a bathroom scene. >> that's a factoid. >> that's a whole different show. i'm going to play a clip of me singing an amazing american standard. you finish the lyric with the title of the song ♪ some day when i'm awfully low when the world ♪ i will feel something -- >> the way you look tonight.
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>> i said the way you kiss tonight. >> you're all messed up today. you know what it is? it is the big teeth. >> you really do have daughters that you're raising with self-esteem issues. >> i was in a tv show that featured me in this beautiful wedding photo. >> "will and grace." >> you just watch tv too much, dylan. >> what movie did i play a captain? james wilder, great fighter pilot set on a dangerous mission to save the world. >> i know it. i know the trailer. >> no, you don't! because if you do, you would have said it by now. okay? i can tell you -- >> i know it. can i say it? >> "thornbirds." >> thorn birds? where did y'all get this woman? she's all messed up. >> you need to stop going out and night and watch some tv. >>ive a he seen it. >> it starts with an "i." >> it has to do with a holiday that is in july. >> independence day? >> yeah!
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girlfriend. >> is that a scene from it? >> no, no, we just shot that downstairs. will smith just happened to be here just to refresh your memory. >> when i get embarrassed, i get nervous, i'm hot. my mike is on the jacket. i'm messing up the show. >> i'm just going to run to weather. and it is hot outside so that's why it justifies that you're warm right now. we are looking at record breaking temperatures. we had 44 places break record highs yesterday. nashville 89. birmingham, 89 breaking the old record of 86. in the northeast we look to break records possibly in new york city, baltimore should break the record by about two degrees. we are going to do it again tomorrow. temperatures well back into the 80s and that stretches back through the south as well. cold frunt.
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have a little bit of fog this even. temperatures going to woorm even warmer than it was yesterday back into the 70s for inland valley. mid 60s for san francisco. really going to notice the warm up over the next couple of days. as we round out the weekend, welcome in the next chance of rain as we approach monday. >> you good? you're okay? >> i need ice water. >> what's my favorite cheese? what's my social security number? >> i'll have a new car if i get your social. next, one couple in need of a fashion upgrade gets a style makeover and they haven't seen each other yet. don't miss the big reveal of their new looks. maybe you'll get a little inspired, too, after this. ♪ i found a better deal on prescriptions. we found lower co-pays... ...and a free wellness visit. new plan...same doctor. i'm happy. it's medicare open enrollment. have you compared plans yet? it's easy at medicare.gov. or you can call 1-800-medicare.
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4. queso. 5. nap. 6. sudoku. 7. tambourine practice. i think i made my point. they'll give you an offer for your car, you take seven days to think about it. ♪ this week we're excited because we have launched our today style brand all about finding fashion for every body and today we're helping one couple wear what they want only better with the help of liliana vazquez. great job on the launch yesterday. >> thank you. >> we have a couple they have been together for 20 years. >> 20 years. >> married 13.
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>> uh-huh. >> that's about the time you notice that you don't like their clothes. >> it's when you start to be like are you still wearing those same sweatpants you've been wearing for the past 13 years? >> they have not seen each other, they are in these cutouts but i tested and they can't see each other's faces. i want to quiz you, what's the one word troy would use to describe his style? hipster, college, slobby? >> i think he tries to be hipster but he is more like college. >> the answer is college. good. >> you read the next one. >> troy, kristen has a favorite pair of pants. what do they look like? >> favorite pair of pants would be probably her wind pants. >> from maybe adidas? >> yes. >> gosh, you know each other. kristen, what pair of shoes does troy wear year-round but you think he shouldn't? >> the crocs. >> you wear crocs? >> year-round? >> troy, one more.
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>> who is kristen celebrate style icon, reese witherspoon,y yons a or jamie alexander. >> i like jamie alexander from bind spot. >> you are crushing the married game. >> once more. who is troy's celebrity style icon, justin timberlake, jamie fox, ryan gosling? >> he loves justin timberlake. >> you worked on them both. >> i did. >> you created some looks. are you going to show us? >> i know. i think they should see each other at the exact same time. i think it's time for them to bust through these papers and show us their new style. >> one, two, three. >> go! >> oh. oh. oh. come on out. whoo! >> my goodness. you look like you should be in an ad. >> that's awesome. >> you can stair at her longer, i know you want to. >> what do you think of her
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look? >> it's stunning, it's awesome. >> oh, my gosh. what did you do? >> it was all about helping her find her shape. he was telling me that she wears clothes that are a little big for her. so we did a slim shirt, slim jeans and then this great long line blazer from kohl's, it creates this beautiful shape on her. >> this is proof, look at these skinny jeans on you, they are the right jeans. >> look at this. how beautiful. >> you don't need those adidas track pants. >> but i love the pants. >> you can wear them later, not today. mix it up. >> yes. >> you don't have to do this every day. >> no. >> and here we go. >> and then this look is all by trunk club, it's great separate, he's casual, he's cool, kind of hipster chic, he looks fantastic. >> he doesn't look like he wants to hang out at a bar in brooklyn. you look sophisticated. >> it's awesome. >> we definitely need to go somewhere nice. >> go back to the things you love but would you wear this again? >> absolutely. >> i'd wear this, yeah. >> you look so good.
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thank you so much. and i love that you know everything about each other. love lives. thank you, everyone. you can get all the details on these looks and the brands, go to today.com/style. thank you. fantastic. up next, get ready for some good clean fun with parts and recs star nick offerman after your local news. ♪ ♪ ♪ mom? mom? ♪ own your everyday runway. now that's the good stuff. kohl's. sorry... sorry... regerts?
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sorry, i was eating a milky way. ♪ ==topvo=in theorth bay, a csh overnight that snapped a c good tuesday morning. 9 9:26. north bay, crash overnight that snapped a car into two pieces. killed all three people inside. according to police, that car veered across lanes of traffic then went off the roadway where it hit a power poll and two trees. happened a little bit after midnight. right outside the park near the point race station. you can see the car ruz literally broken into two winding up mangled medal against the tree. the car was a toyota corolla. all three victims were young male adults. reopened about quarter to six for the commute. those victims so far have not
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been identified. happening today a student athlete critics say is getting special treatment will make an appearance in court. see a former stanford swimmer sentenced for assault. o pontes believe this case is very similar. keenen smith, seen right there in the recruiting video. he served a month in jail for throwing his girlfriend to the ground and beating the bystander who stride to intervene. since that, prosecutors say smith has skipped on community service. his attorney says he had a football game, but is kplieling with probation requirements. look at traffic and weather as things are continues to get warmer: we'll be right back. raised a red flag. >> you were fired. >> yes. >> we investigate the wells
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fargo bank scandal. >> this could have been prevented. >> now two whistle blowers come forward to reveal what the government knew and when. we investigate. traffic good tusz morning. waking up to all few clouds this morning. we are mostly clear. now temperatures cool back into 40s and 50s. very comfortable weather. little warmer than it was
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yesterday. back to 73 in san jose today. mid 70s walnut creek back into the mid 60s for san francisco today. you'll notice temperatures do warm up inland and cool off for the weekend as we welcome in next chance of rain by monday. toss things over to mike and track the morning commute. very tough drive. look at the video from overhead. this is northbound 680. the on-ramp blocked. let me show you how bad the backup is. there's a pedestrian related crash there. get to the maps and show you how jammed it is. looking the 24 interchange. get you back to the today show.
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we're back with the man, the myth, the legend that is nick offerman. he's best known for his role as ron swanson from nbc's hit comedy, "parks and recreation." >> if you don't know, he is also a best selling author. talking about nick, not ron. now he is out with his third book focusing on his other life as a wood shop owner. >> it is called good, clean fun, misadventures in saw dust at offerman wood shop. nice to have you here. >> thank you. you're all very good at talking and looking handsome. that was impressive. >> let's start with the book. it is kind of a hodge-podge of a whole bunch of different things. is that the intention going into it or was it once you started, you just couldn't stop? >> well, no. i mean i wanted to write a book
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about woodworking but i couldn't -- i couldn't just write a dry textbook because my woodworking life involves the woodworkers at my shop and it involves my community of artists and my heroes, and also involves fun. so the book has legit woodworking, chapters about my heroes. then also jokes. songs. recipes. fashion tips for my wife. >> little bit of everything. >> it's amazing, because i flipped through the book before we were on the air and it almost makes it seem like somebody like me who has no talent or skill at all could do it. you make it very palatable and accessible, i think. >> well, thank you. i mean that's the idea. i wanted the woodworking books that i've learned from are very expert, but they're intimidating. so i wanted this to be a much more friendly introduction. the word "fine woodworking" makes people scared. and i want to impart the fact
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that if you build a crappy doghouse or a clothing rack or bookshelves, you are a woodworker. that's your first project. maybe the next one will be an improvement, or not. >> you brought some things with you. but what was the first thing that you did on your own? >> gosh. the first official woodworking project was something in like second grade art class. they gave us a piece of wood and a cut-out clown head that you had to varnish on there and a thing that said "a smile is the nicest kind of welcome." i put mine at a jaunty angle. and they gave me a "d" on it. all the rest of them were straight and i said, clearly this is the finest work in the room. i'll show you. >> i like to hold my head at a jaunty angle. >> it gives it more personality. >> maybe you'll answer the next question with a slight jaunt.
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you might find that people respond a little more favorably. >> tell us what you have behind you. is this a gift for harry? >> these are some of the projects in the book. this is a three-legged stool. this is one of my projects. one of the cool things -- >> that's incredible. >> thank you. i don't know if we're close enough, but the legs come through. this is called a wedged through joint. apartment the top of each leg is a square continuation with a slot. you drive a wedge into it. that locks that together. >> that black piece is the wedge? >> yeah. >> wow. >> so there's no screws or hardware. >> what about this skill helps you in acting? does it coincide in any way? >> only i think in the most general terms. you know, if i take a couple steps back and say i have to keep my tools sharp so that i can carefully carve my performance or my stool, as they say. >> eventually -- >> he's really smart. >> you've been woodworking
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longer than you've been acting. is that your preference? or do you have a favorite? >> i hate to have to choose. they're both things that i love doing. i mean the nice thing about this is, no network gives me notes on micah into paddles. they've tried. >> you brought out something for us? i think you have something to show? meanwhile, megle mulally, your voice -- oh, you made this? other megan made it for us. >> megan -- no. this was made by my shop by a handsome young man named thomas who's one of the people featured in the book. >> wow! >> this is gorgeous. it is a piece of reclaimed elm from los angeles from our friends at angel city lumber. >> they have that wooden step at the apollo and they rub it for good luck. we should. you the this up and when our guests come on, we should rub it for good luck. >> and have it available so that if they misbehave -- >> oh, gosh, that's another show. thank you. >> pass a weapon. >> nick offerman, thank you so
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it is the most watched show on hgtv. does that sink in? how does that feel? >> no. they call these things you are referring to marathons. i joke with my buddies that's the closest thing to a marathon i'm ever going to get is these back to back episodes of "fixer upper." yeah, it is an honor that people are tuned in to our family and what we do for a living. of course an honor to be here in the big apple. >> how long are the shoot days for y'all? what time do you get up in the morning and how long do you go before you've had a full day? >> typically we are doing six to eight houses at a time. we are starting at about 8:00 in the morning and we wrap at about 3:00 or 4:00. we're trying to figure out how to juggle the actual construction side. we always joke every time we get to each house, it is our time to check off making sure everything is being implemented that we want. >> as big as the show is, you guys have had such an impact on waco, texas. what is the response you get from all the people in that area
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who even just visit waco because of you guys? >> yeah. we've gotten to where 20,000 to 30,000 people a week come to waco texas to visit one of the silos or see our projects. it is mind boggling. how this made such an impact and such a connection with so many people is literally mind boggling. it is one thing to make an impact on new york city. waco, texas did not have the best reputation on planet. we had quite a few decades of some pretty unfortunate circumstances. for us to have been able to breathe some fresh air in to our little town has been quite an honor. >> so your book, "the magnolia story" ended up on my desk in my office the other day. i had the pleasure of reading it this weekend. when i saw the title i didn't know anything what it was going to be about. it was almost like you had a diary. it was just so easily written and so natural in the way your conversation sort of intertwined. it's really great. it is a fast read and so interesting. it gives people such an insight how y'all became a couple and how you became sort of an empire
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at this point. >> wow. >> it's really embarrassing. i am a terrible reader. equally bad writer, turns out. so i thought when we signed up for that thing it was going to be a picture book. but so when you said it is a fast read -- when you said it was a fast read, i was like, no, this is a very long read. i can hardly get through this thing. thank you for reading it, harry. that means a lot. >> no. it was terrific. you felt like you were getting sort of a sneak peek at what goes on in your day to day lives. it was really well done. >> the show is so genuine, too. to see you guys interacting together. so we need to get some of your tips. we've pulled out some of your favorite transformations, kind of a "fixer upper" best of. this first one was this big kitchen reveal. what is it about this one? behind me. >> we refer to all the projects by the name of the couple. this was the zan project, before and answer. we tell our clients, it is a simple mathematical equation for us.
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kitchens and the baths are where you make your money. if you are going to spend the money, spend it on the kitchens and the baths and don't cut corners. make sure the electrical, plumbing all done right. you get to the counter tops and those things can be gorgeous and have some fundamental flaws prior to that and you are still in a big pickle. >> the next one was a unique dining space you guys did in season three. >> so this used to be a horse barn. >> the barndominium. >> oh, my gosh! >> holy cow! >> i think for me, the clients really wanted a gathering space. they host a ton of family and friends so right when we walked in i thought, this is the perfect place to put a 17-foot table. i love the story, the idea that it was a horse barn, getting to renovate that and turn it into their home was really fun. >> harry, a horse barn. horses. inside. >> when you first walk in, what do you -- are you immediately coming up with a ton of ideas? do you have to go home and sleep on it? >> that's a great question.
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>> i think my mind works -- when i walk into these spaces, it is like this little game show in my mind. you want to do a, b -- it's fun. this is my favorite time when i get to see it before and get to envision what it can be. >> we all love seeing the afters. so thank you, chip and joanna. thank you so much for being here. read an excerpt of the book, kwpt t "the magnolia" on today.com. i'm just going to gracefully walk over here to the weather. we are looking at record breaking temperatures today across most of the eastern half of the country. we are looking at them from the south to the mid-atlantic, up across the northeast. this cold front here is going to cool things down though as we go into tomorrow. notice chicago and minneapolis-st. paul, temperatures dropping back down good tuesday morning. waking up to sunshine across the bay this morning. we are expecting to see generally clear sky with the exception of the coastline. little bit of fog this morning
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across the golden gate bridge. generally speaking sunny sky this afternoon. even warmer than yesterday. mid 60s for san francisco. you're really going to notice the warmup over the next couple of days. as we roubds out the weekend, welcome in next chance of rain as we approach monday. >> and that's your latest forecast. coming up next, oscar nominated actor ethan hawke. he's starring in a new movie with john travolta, his second big western this year.
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oscar nod for his role in the movie "boyhood" which takes place over the course of 12 years. now he plays a man with a dark past trying to keep everyone at arm's length. ethan, good morning. good to see you. this is your life right here. >> like a high school year book situation. we're going to write each other, "see you after the summer. hope you have a good time with that job." >> most likely to get an oscar nod. >> here you are in this movie. it is so intriguing. it is a western. co-star john travolta. what sold you on this deal? >> well, you know what's funny, this is kind of my year of the western. >> it is. >> "magnificent seven" came out a couple months ago, whatever. but a couple years ago, i had never been in a western. i really wanted to be. and so this opportunity came up. i've done a couple horror films with jason blum with sinister and the perch. he's really into doing genre
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movies. i was kind of talking, don't forget about the western. ty west wanted to make a western, so we got travolta. we basically went out to the desert around came out with this movie. >> that's terrific. my dad tells me all the time, son, when are you going to make a western movie? i say, i don't know, pop. i got to read the right script. i tell you, when he sees this, he's not going to worry about me making a western. >> we're finally getting old enough to do that. you got to earn your right to be in that saddle. you can't be some punk kid. >> you have to have a certain swagger. >> nice to call it a swagger. it might be creases. >> it's creases. >> did you have -- my favorite western was "rifle man." >> the tv show? >> the tv show. >> i watched "julia." >> "gun smoke"? >> no. diane carroll. >> did you have a favorite? >> my favorite was the big valley -- talking tv shows,
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yeah. lee majors. come on, man. he was amazing. i related to him because he was the half brother, kind of the outsider. i us a felt like i related to him. >> cool. >> but it was strange because i also this year had this graphic novel called "end day" which is about the life of geronimo. i feel like for a year, i've been promoting westerns. >> this was a great one to promote. i was telling ethan i got a screener of it last night. because you watch the screeners online, i got 75% through this film and it was like a big error message. i wanted to throw my computer out the window. >> friends are always showing me links to their movies. then it starts playing the same like two seconds over and over again. >> i'm dying to see the end. >> the end is the best part! travolta is amazing in this movie. >> what i saw of him in this part that i saw was terrific. >> it's been a heck of a round with these westerns. i think you guys should team up for something. i love it. >> i can see you in a western.
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>> a musical western! you heard it hear on "today's take." >> we could kill that. >> ethan hawke, thank you. "in the valley of violence" available on digital hd this friday. their musical western coming soon. 18 months. invest if you want. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. i love this idea.
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=trx at ck= ck traffic maps good tuesday morning. waking up to just a few clouds across the coastline. temperatures are cooled back into 40s and 50s. later this afternoon, mostly sunny skies and comfortable weather. warmer than yesterday. back to 73 in san jose today.
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mid 70s for walnut creek. san francisco mid 60s. notice temperatures do warm up inland for the next couple of days. and cool off for the weekend as we welcome in next chance of rain by monday. toss things over to mike right now and track the morning commute. >> a pretty good strong tuesday commute. nothing major. a lot of slowing in north 280. take you up to 680 recovering over the last 20 minutes. seen speeds really improved. the crash cleared. we told you about that one with the pedestrians involved. another crash had complicated things. recovering and heading in the northbound direction. again over here towards the 280 rover, crash cleared. back to you. >> happening right now, investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a late night crash that killed three young men. talking with authorities right now. have a live report for midday
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newscast. also find sobering imagines of the crash that snapped the car in half. talks about the assault of fiance in hotel elevator. speaks with nbc about it. find that on our facebook page. see you in 30 minutes. they prey on our children, spending billions.
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