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least the east shore freeway is open this morning. >> that's what's happening today, back at 7:25 with a live local news update. join us at 11:00 for nbc bay area news on this friday eve. good morning. the ultimate playboy, hugh hefner, the iconic publisher who revolutionized an entire industry and forever changed pop culture has died. this morning, a look back at his unique, colorful and controversial life. the big reveal. >> it's called a middle class miracle. >> president trump unveiled his long-awaited tax overhaul plan, hailing it as revolutionary. how would it impact you, and how will he pay for it? tragedy at yosemite. a massive rock the size of an apartment building tears off the face of the famed el capitan. dozens of climbers on the wall
at the time. at least one person killed. another injured. this morning, new images of the moment it happened. those stories plus the parents of the little boy killed by an alligator at disney world are breaking their silence. >> we promised him at his wake, we would turn this tragedy into good for many families. is o.j. about to walk free? and the prince, the popcorn and the adorable 2-year-old poacher who stole his heart, today, thursday, september 28th, 2017. >> 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" and thank you for joining us on a thursday morning. >> our top story this morning is the passing of an american icon. >> hugh hefner, he built and embodied the playboy empire. he has died. his family announcing he passed
away peacefully at his legendary mansion. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is there. he has more on hefner's anything but ordinary life. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on the other side of this fence is perhaps one of the most iconic homes in all of america. he died at the age of 91. it became a worldwide brand. he quickly realized, sex sells. he was the original playboy. >> i didn't have dreams as wild as what happened. >> reporter: his life and work, a blend of sex, swagger and sophistication, his success started out as a long shot. the son conservative chicago schoolteachers. a world war ii working at esquire when he launed t magazine that would make him a household name. with several thousand dollars,
he published the first playboy from his kitchen. cover, a capt young blonde named marilyn monroe, who appeared nooude in e center fold. he had work from some of the era's most celebrated writers. interviews from everyone from john lennon to jimmy critics called it explofloiploi vulgar, but he says he loosened up button up america. >> a case for the sexual revolution before anybodyelse. >> reporter: hefner turned playboy into a media empire. opening a string of clubs in the '60s and '70s that introduced the world to playboy bunnies. later, expanding the magazine's reach through shrewd merchandising, movies and tv. he also created one of the most famous residences in the world.
the playboy mansion, knownies a all-night parties. he revelled in the success, rarely losing his silk pajamas and smoke jacket. >> welcome to playboy's penthouse. >> there were toughtimes, including two divorces. and financial struggles as playboy's circulation with the dawn of the digital era. hefner was a figure. an icon to some. a of pornography to others. he never apologized. >> major regrets. we only get one time around in this world, and i feel i'm one of the veryfew. >> reporter: overnight, celebrities sent condolences via social media. larry king tweeting, hugh hefner was a giant in publishing, journalism, speech and civil rights.
he was a true original, and my . rest well, hef. and actress and former play mate, jenny mccarthy writing, rip, hef. thank you for being a revolutionary and changing so many people'slives, especially mine. i hope i made you proud. the who was once quoted as saying, life is too short to be living someone else's dream, died after living out his ow guys, this morning, puts it this way, hugh hefner did for sex what the of mcdonald's did for roadside food. cleaning it up and making it available to the masses. matt savannah, back to you in new york. >> that person has a way with words. miguel, thank you. >> wow want to get into a disagreement as a cocktail party, bring up the name hugh hefner. you have to 1953 when he created this magazine and movement. and revolutionary it was and how controversial it would be. >> right. love him or hate him, no question, he changed our culture.
i know you've been reading the articles for years. >> just research. >> yes. >> anyway, there's a lot more to get to on this thursday morning. the sweeping tax overhaul plan unveiled by president trump and congressional republicans. the president is hailing it as revolutionary, but it is not without controversy. so what could change for you? nbc white house correspondent kristen welker has more on this. kristen, take it away. >> reporter: good morning. tax reform has long been president trump's signature issue, and on wednesday, he did unveil new details of a plan he says will help the middle class and build the economy. but critics argue, it's not clear how he'll pay for it. still, after a series of legislative setbacks, republicans on capitol hill and here at the white house say mr. trump needs a win. this morning, the fight over tax reform is taking off. >> there's never been tax cuts like what we're talking about. >> reporter: president trump hailing the republican framework as a once in a generation opportunity to reshape the economy.
>> this is a revolutionary change and the biggest winners will be the everyday american workers. >> reporter: despite the recent defeat over health care, which fractured the gop, now initial signs of uted front on taxes. >> this is vital to america's future. and it is urgent. >> reporter: the plan calls for reducing the number of tax brackets. slashing the corporate tax rate and enhancing the child tax credit. independent budget experts warn is proposal could add $2 trillion to the debt over the next ten years. democrats calling the plan a give away to the rich. >> the top rate on the wealthiest comes down, and the bottom rate on working class families goes up. what kind of plan is this? >> reporter: but the president insists, wealthy americans, including himself, won't reap any rewards. >> i'm doing the right thing, and it is not good for me. believe me. >> reporter: all this as mr. trump faces a growing fire storm
over health and human services secretary tom price, now under scrutiny from congress for charging taxpayers for private jet travel. "politico" reports price has taken two dozen charter flights this year, costing tax players more than $300,000. >> i'm going to look at it. i am not happy about it and i let him know. >> reporter: when asked whether he would fire price, the president hunted. the secretary has heard the criticism, takes it seriously and fully supports the inspector general's investigation. also this morning, the president himself coming under fire from the daughter of senator john mccain for criticizing the senator who helped defeat the latest effort to overhaul obamacare. megan mccain, linked to a story, claiming the president physically mocked her father after he was diagnosed with brain cancer, calling it abhorrent and tweeting, what more must my family be put through right now? the white house didn't respond to megan mccain's tweets.
the president has a series of meetings today, including the president waving the jones act, restricting shipping in the u.s. the move applying supplies to reach the hurricane ravaged island more quickly. matt, savannah? >> thank you very much. we'll pick it up there and talk about this desperate scramble for essentials in puerto rico. more than a week after hurricane maria, food, fuel and water remain in short supply. nbc's gabe gutierrez remains in san juan for us. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. puerto rico's governor says the department of transportation has set aside $40 million to repair puerto rico's roads, but that part of the recovery seems a long way off. the more pressing need right now is this desperate water crisis. it's not so much an issue of supply as it is one of distribution. this morning, puerto rico's water crisis is deepening. while the floodwaters have receded, it is the lack of drinking water that's now
ravaging the island. >> really hard. it's really hard because we don't have anything. >> reporter: betsy is desperate, collecting fresh water from the side of a mountain for her children. if you had a message for the federal government, what would it be? >> help us. we're americans, too. >> reporter: half of puerto rico has no drinking water. everyone is trying to get water to survive, this man says. this grocery store is open but rationing basic supplies. the owner says it is hard to restock because there's little fuel for delivery trucks. >> we're trying our best to keep them with food, with hope, and let it be known that supplies are coming. >> reporter: the island's thirst for water is tied to the collapse of the power grid. there's electricity to treat and pump it. >> i don't know how hot it is, but it feels 120. >> reporter: especially with no power. a lack of diesel fuel and a
telecommunications breakdown is crippling relief efforts. the governor says private sector drivers aren't showing up for deliveries. at the port of san juan, some supplies are sitting in storage. >> we still have a number of customers that are unable to do their business because of lack of diesel to power their business. >> reporter: humanitarian aid is flooding in, as there is a frantic scramble to get off the island. royal caribbean cancelling a cruise, using the ship to take evacuees to the u.s. mainland today. in new york, relief for those who escaped on one of the few commercial flights to leave the island. >> we are american citizens in puerto rico, so we need the government to really put a larger effort there. >> reporter: it has been just over a week since maria slammed into puerto rico, but matt and savannah, remember, much of this island had been in the dark since hurricane irma grazed puerto rico.
they've been without electricity for a while and no end is in sight. back to you. >> thank you very much. a lot of people have been asking us, what can we do? how can we help? we put information on our website, today.com, so check it out. >> we encourage you to do that. there is a new twist in the death of otto warmbier, the american college student held in a north korean jail for 17 months. a newly released coroner's report adding to questions about his death. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has the latest on this. hi, andrea. >> good morning, matt. the coroner's report, dated september 11th, shows the 22-year-old died from oxygen depravation to his brain. the cause of death, undetermined. yet another twist in this mystery as h family maintains their son died from torture at the hands of the north korean gime. >> we don't know what happened to him, and that's the bottom line. >> reporter: this morning, the mystery surrounding otto warmbier's death is intensifying.
a coroner's report released wednesday revealed warmbier appeared to have a breathing tube during his 17-month imprisonment in north korea. >> the family is looking for answers, but at this point, we're never going to know unless the people that were there at the time it happened come forward. >> reporter: warmbier's parents on cnn this week believe otto's condition was no accident. >> otto was systematically tortured and intentionally injured. >> reporter: warmbier died days after his return to u.s. soil. his brain starved of oxygen, the report says, from an unknown injury more than a year prior to his death. >> i mean, could that have been torture at the time? we don't know. >> reporter: the coroner says otto's body was in excellent condition but noted scars on his knees, ankles, feet and ar. the warmbier family insisting it didn't stop there. recalling the horrifying moments they saw him for the first time since north korea released him. >> he's blind. he's deaf.
he's got a feeding tube. we kneel down, hug him and try to connect with him, and he is a complete vegetable. his bottom teeth looked like they had taken a pair of pliers and rearranged them. >> reporter: the coroner says a forensic dentist saw no damage to his teeth, but she is not disputing the family's claims that he was tortured. >> please save my life. >> reporter: in june, warmbier's parents declined a full autopsy, but the coroner says it wouldn't reveal more than their post-mortem exams, including a ct scan. ♪ a death shrouded in secrecy. the answers only known to north korea itself. north korea denied torturing otto warmbier and is calling his death a mystery. the coroner told me she only held her news conference because she was getting so many questions about the warmbier family's recent interviews.
matt and savannah? >> tragedy. >> sad story. thank you very much. now to another sad story. this happened at yosemite. we mentioned at the top of the show, a massive chunk of stone broke from the face of the famed el capitan on wednesday. killed one person and injured another. at least 30 climbers were on the wall at the time, but officials say it isn't clear if the victims were climbers or tourists. one witness described the rock that fell as the size of an apartment building. climbers from around the world come to this park to scale el capitan's face. officials say rock falls are common there but rarely fatal. after nine years behind bars, o.j. simpson could be released in days. what is next for the nation's most infamous inmate? joe fryer is following that for us. good morning. >> reporter: o.j. simpson will likely switch prisons before his release and could be free in
a few days, monday, the first weekday in october. for now, the exact day is not yet known. >> i do vote to grant parole. >> thank you. >> reporter: two months after o.j. simpson was unanimously granted patrol, nevada is preparing for his much-anticipated release. state officials will not confirm if simpson's parole plan has been approved. right before his release, it is expected simpson will be moved from love lock correctional center, his home the last nine years, to another prison, possibly high desert state prison, outside of las vegas. >> i basically spent a conflict-free life. >> reporter: it was during the so-called parole hearing of the century, a live tv sceptical in july, the former football star won his release, promising to behave after he was convicted for the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers. >> i could easily stay in nevada, but i don't think you guys want me here. >> reporter: simpson expressed interest in moving to florida, home to his close friend, tom scotto.
>> wants to spend time with his family, his kids, his friends. all these things about reality shows are ridiculous. that's not going to happen. >> reporter: but as of wednesday, florida's department of corrections said it had not received an official request for transfer from simpson, which much be submitted and approved before he can leave nevada. no matter where he ends up, simpson must follow strict rules, including no illegal drugs, no weapons and no association with convicted felons. he can drink alcohol but his blood alcohol level can't top 0.08. douglas was one of simpson's attorneys when he was found not guilty of murdering ex-wife nicole brown and her friend, ron goldman. he said the greatest pitfall could be the advent of social media. >> every moment he walks out of his house, he is going to be risking the possibility that someone will be recording his every move. >> reporter: whenever simpson is released, unlike his parole hearing, the media will not be
allowed on prison property. meanwhile, the goldman family is speaking out, telling nbc news, while they respect the parole board's decision, it is difficult knowing simpson will be a free man again. the goldmans did win a civil judgment against simpson and plan to go after any money he makes outsides of his pensions. matt? >> joe, thank you very much. want an inspiring story now? here's one. an act of kindness in the aftermath of hurricane harvey. deshaun watson, the rookie quarterback from the houston texans, donated his first nfl paycheck to three women who work in the cafeteria at nrg stadium. the women suffered significant damage to their homes after that devastating storm. >> what you all do for us every day, i really appreciate you all. i wanted to give my first game check to you all, to help you all out. in some type of way. here you go. >> thank you so much. >> no problem. >> can i give you a hug? >> yeah.
>> watson's one game check, worth more than $27,000. the georgia native knows firsthand the importance of giving to others in need. when he was 11 years old, watson's family was the recipient of a home through habitat for humanity. paying it forward. >> i like it. >> great way. >> i like that story. >> yeah. al, let's get a check of the weather. >> we've been talking so much about icaneshis month. just to give you an idea, put up this calendar, every day so far for the month of september, we have talked about a hurricane. irma, jose, katia, lee and maria. so speaking of maria, right now, 275 miles east/northeast of cape hatteras. 70-mile-per-hour winds moving east/northeast. it books out of here. probably going to affect the uk over the weekend. what we now are watching, a tropical disturbance, we could see this develop in the next two days, 20%. five days, 40%. here's the five-day zone of development. we see heavy showers and
thunderstorms today, tomorrow and going into the weekend as this moves up to the north. heavy rain will increase, and we're looking at anywhere from three to five inches of rain. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning. it is 7:20 now and already in the 60s for the peninsula, but we are waking up to that early morning fog along golden gate bridge so if you are on the bridge this morning, please keep both handsed on the wheel with limited visibility.
further in toward san francisco we are looking at nice clear skies with 61 degrees, north bay on the cooler side with 46 degrees, but as we hd into today we are expting anoer warm day for inland areas, but slightly cooler along the coast with a cool down on the wafor tomorrow. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. ahead on a busy morning, the parents of the toddler who was killed in an alligator attack at walt disney world speak out. the amazing new way they're honoring their son. then a strange controversy over american airlines new uniforms. are they making flight attendants sick? we'll have that story. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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news, let's check in with vianey. >> we've been enjoying clear skies, another day of sunshine in san jose. if you were driving along golden gate bridge this morning or if you are heading towards golden gate bridge don't be surprised by the fog. right now temperatures waking up in the 60s for san jose, 61 degrees, palo alto 61, livermore at 57 and in san francisco 59 degrees right now, but that 24 hour temperature change is already starting to make it feel especially for the north bay 10 degrees cooler in santa rosé at this hour than yesterday, san francisco already at 5 degrees cooler and we are expect to go climb into those mid 80s and 90s for some inland spots before we see a cooling by tomorrow. mike. can't wait for tomorrow. we are looking at a nice smooth drive. the south bay does show some slowing and we have a crash north 85 at el camino realley. that's what's causing the slowing out of cupertino. the peninsula north 101 at third, a crash blocking one lane. recovery or at least still
7:30 now on a thursday morning. it's the 28th already of september, 2017. >> october upon us. good morning, everybody. lots going on. we'll get right to the headlines. we'll start with the passing of hugh hefner. ♪ death of a playboy. tributes pouring in overnight for hugh hefner, the controversial media mogul and founder of the "playboy" empire who passed away at the age of 91. >> "playboy" was there, making a case for the sexual revolution, before almost anyone else. a desperate scramble for essentials in puerto rico a week after hurricane maria. food, fuel and water scarce as
parts of the island still have not been reached by first responders. >> reporter: this is where a home once stood. and you can see what's left of that home was blown off of this hillside. president trump responds to the growing fire storm over health and human services secretary tom price's use of private jets, costing taxpayers $300,000. >> i'm going to look at it. i am not happy about it, and i let him know it. foregone conclusion. tiger woods hints he may never play professional golf again, as health problems plague the 41-year-old champion. >> i don't know what my future holds for me. the prince and the popcorn. a cute moment caught on camera when prince harry catches a 2-year-old girl stealing his snack in the stands. today, thursday, september 28th, 2017. that cute moment happening at a volleyball match at the invictus games in toronto. sweet moment. >> adorable. want to turn to a story that's difficult but it has inspiration into it.
it is about turning unimaginable loss into something positive. 2-year-old lane graves was killed last summer in an alligator attack at walt disney world resort. his parents have only spoken publicly once since then. but now they're opening up, revealing a wonderful new way they are honoring the memory of their son. nbc's kerry sanders is in omaha, nebraska, with more. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, matt. children from all over the nation come here to nebraska medicine for life-saving organ transplant surgeries. but when they come here, what doesn't stop are those everyday costs of life. and when they're here for weeks, mohs,ven years, those costs can become crippling. but now, no more thanks, in memory, to lane graves. it was the story that shocked the nation. a parent's worst nightmare. >> want to turn to the horrific alligator attack at a disney world resort. >> reporter: 2-year-old lane graves from nebraska on vacation with his family at disney world
when he was snatched, dragged underwater and killed by an alligator. ♪ yes, sir, yes, sir >> reporter: but this morning, his memory is alive and well, because in his horrific death, his heartbroken parents discovered an unmet need. >> lane had a special light about him. we promised him at his wake, we would turn this tragedy into good for many families. >> reporter: every year, upwards of 30 children come to nebraska medicine in omaha for life-saving transplant surgery, but what does not stop in the crisis, the burden of life's expenses. like mortgage payments and electric bills. those are now being covered by the lane thomas foundation. >> every time he walked into the room, he lit it up. the legacy should really be taking that love and the light that he had and bringing that to other families so they have hope. >> after going through what we've been through, we feel that there's no better way to honor your child. see the lily pads? >> reporter: like 11-year-old
kylie bush from louisiana who says she couldn't fac her organ transplants with her mother consly at her side. >> as far as how many surgeries, wow. it's up in the 50s, 60s or more. >> all right. big day today. >> reporter: doctors say when the pressure of mounting bills back home is lifted, mom and dad can be more focused on what really matters. so, having them here is a big part of the overall aspect of this? >> having the parent at the bedside is, you know, being available, being engaged, is, i think, an enormously important element to the care of the child. >> reporter: at the disney report where lane died, there have been changes. the beach is now closed. and there are new signs, fences and a wall. >> we found a need, and no one was helping these families. >> reporter: lane's death also now means changes for families with sick children. >> our rent got paid. i was able to travel back and forth. they've helped me. i just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. >> reporter: disney sent us a
statement, which reads in part, the lane thomas foundation was created to give honor and life to lane's life, and in order to raise awareness of the foundation and its mission, we installed a sculpture of the lighthouse the foundation uses as a symbol of love and hope on our property earlier this summer. out of tragedy, lane's parents will now touch so many children's lives. guys? >> i wonder how many of us could do that. could turn something so horrific into something so positive and helpful for other people. >> yeah, and the grief is still so, so fresh. this didn't happen all that long ago, but it is beaiful that they saw this need. they saw a really unmet need, and they're doing something about it. >> we want to meion to you, you can find more information on the lane thomas foundation. we're going to put it on our website at today.com. let's go to al for another check of the weather. >> before we do, let's take a look. how many of you have seen the northern lights? i mean if -- >> on my bucket list.
seriously. >> i've been fortunate. a couple of times, i've seen it. but this is from a flight headed to minneapolis. >> wow. >> the folks on the left side of the plane got a heck of a view. everybody on the right is going, no! anyway -- >> they're saying, scoot over. >> that is spectacular. unfortunately, we don't have anything quite that nice in texas and the southwest. a lot of moisture streaming in from texas, del rio, all the way to albuquerque, el paso. anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain throughout the rio grande valley and around albuquerque, new mexico, as well. that's what's going on around the coun good morning. i hope it is going very well for you and at least the skies are working in your favor because that sunshine right now is looking stunning over san jose and right now the temperatures remain fairly cool, 61 degrees as you make your way outside in san jose, 61 palo alto, san francisco a little bit of a
chillier side of 59 degrees and expect to see that fog hugging the coastline. we can expect to see that temperature trend lime into those 80s by midafternoon to upper 80s in the san jose. >> you really want to see these? >> i literally have it on my bucket list. i've done my homework. i know where you're supposed to go to see them. >> the north. >> good one. >> up north for the northern lights. thank you, al. we have a lot more ahead on a thursday morning. megyn kelly's newonversation with convicted murderer lyle menendez. why the brothers went on that spending spree shortly after killing their parents. and then our americare amer airlines new uniforms making employees sick? fresh from her "voice" debut, jennifer hudson is here. smoky adobo chicken. the fresh tomato salsa.
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out their new uniforms, veteran flight attendants were happy about the upgrade. >> i loved the suit. we all loved the suit. that's the frustrating thing. >> now, dozens of employees are suing the manufacturer, claiming the uniforms are responsible for a wide range of health problems, from skin irritation to auto immune reactions and even nerve damage. >> i want my health back. i feel like a year of my life has been stolen because of this uniform. >> the lawsuit claims the fabric contains chemical compounds, including formaldehyde, that can cause injury alone or in combination with other. >> the fact the chemicals can cause cancer is a real threat. >> there are numerous chemicals in these uniforms which are causing this effect. this is not a natural fiber. this is not something that is, you know, created in nature, that's made to be comfortable for somebody to wear. >> a spokesperson for twin hills said the company stands behind its products.
adding, we are confident that any new lawsuit filed by american airline employees regarding our uniforms is without merit. despite the allegations being made in the media, solutiabsoluo evidence has been presented, linking symptoms to our uniforms. the company's position is supported by extensive testing and notes it won a similar lawsuit brought by flight attendants for alaska airlines. american airlines, not named in the lawsuit, said all its employees have been given the option of wearing alternative unifo uniforms. a spokesperson said, safety is our top priority. we'd never ask our team members to wear an unsafe uniform. in june, the airline announced it would switch uniform supplies after its contract with twin hill expires, but it is not soon enough for workers like beth henry. >> i'm afraid to touch these without the gloves and mask. >> she said being around the products, which some of her co-workers are still wearing, causing her extreme allergy-type
reactions, migraines and vertigo. >> we're scared every time we go to work, wondering if we'll have a reaction, if it'll be more severe this time. it is frightening. how bad will it get before something is done about it? >> plaintiffs are charging the company that they should have known the uniforms were effective and dangerous, they're suing $50,000 each. in addition to med cical expens, punitive damages and earning potential. this is something they alleged d is a proximity issue. passengers could have experienced issues with this. a friend of mine is a pilot for american and pointed this out to me. he was not allowed to speak. the union recommended he not. just go through the company on this. but this is a serious issue that has everybody's attention, considering the images you just saw. >> absolutely. >> lawsuit is just getting started. keep us posted. >> will do. >> thank you. when we come back, megyn kelly's new conversation with kelly's new conversation with lyle ♪na na nana nana, na na nana na♪ ♪erybody sing it ♪na na nana nana, na na nana na♪
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you know, and i -- >> why? what -- >> i don't forgive her. >> what are the tears for? >> i think the tears are for just the -- her life ended and our lives essentially ended all because of this fateful decision. there had to be a series of decisions she made of not to tell what was happening. what kind of mother lets it happen? >> well, another question that people have asked, why did the brothers go on anding spree in the days after the murders? take a listen. >> i mean, obviously, your parents had money, and they spent it on you and your brother, but the thing that got everyone's attention was the spending spree after they died, you know. the rolexs and the porsche and the tennis coach. >> i get it, yeah. >> explain that. why did you guys go on that spending spree? >> i -- i think it's characterized as a spending
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good morning: this is an nbc news special report. here's chris jansing. >> good day, everyone. a dramatic moment on capitol hill this morning. and you hear the applause on the floor of the house. the return of congressman steve scalise of louisiana. the first time he has been back to capitol hill since he was shot and critically injured last june. let's listen.
>> scalise taking the emotion of that room. a day, frankly, that a lot of his colleagues wondered if it would happen. could have died after being shot at the practice republicans were having at the annual congressional baseball game. it's been a long road back, but now staff say he's going to be back in the office, he's going to be back at work while he continues his rehab. and they're on their feet on the floor of the house.
our prayers have been answered. his bravery and his family strength have been such an spiration to this house and to the people it serves. america is grateful for this moment. the chair now proudly asks, for what purpose does the gentleman from louisiana seek recognition? >> to speak out of order, mr. speaker.
>> the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he may consume. >> wow. thank you, mr. speaker. you have no idea how great this feels to be back here at work in the people's house. as you can imagine, these last three-and-a-half months have been pretty challenging times for me and my family. but if you look at the outpouring of love, of warmth, of prayer, my gosh. jennifer and i have been overwhelmed with all of that outpouring. and it's given us the strength to get through all of this and to get to this point today. and it starts with god.
when i was lying on the ball field, the first thing i did once i was down and i couldn't move any more is i just started to pray. and i will tell you, it gave me an unbelievable sense of calm, knowing that at that point it was in god's hands. but i prayed for very specific things. and i will tell you, pretty much every one of those prayers was answered. and they were some pretty challenging prayers i was putting in god's hands. but he really did deliver for me and my family. and it just gives you that renewed faith and understanding that the power of prayer is something that you just cannot underestimate. so i am definitely a living example that miracles really do happen.
the first place i want to go to thank true angels along the way starts with the united states capitol police. and the elected majority whip has a security detail. if anybody ever wondered why we're assigned security detail, i surely found out that day. and let me tell you, i want to specifically mention crystal
greiner and david bailey. crystal and david were assigned to my security detail that morning. and day in and d out,hey're part of our family. jennifer and i truly do treat them as part of our family, because they're with us everywhere we go. and on that day, it was no different. on june 14th, they came, 6:30 in the morning, we arrived at the baseball field. just to play and practice for a game of charity baseball. and nobody would have suspected what ensued. and yet as soon as those shots
were fired, i'll tell you, when i was lying on the ground, one of the things i prayed for is that david and crystal would be successful in carrying out their duties. and both david and crystal are incredibly well-trained, incredibly professional. but when i was lying there, not long after the first couple of shots were fired, i could hear a different caliber of weapon. and that told me they had immediately engaged the shooter. and let me tell you, if they didn't act so quickly, and even after being shot, both themselves, continued to engage the shooter and ultimately got him down, which not only saved my life, but saved the life of a lot of other people that are here in this chamber today. crystal couldn't be with us today. but david bailey is with us. david, you are my hero. you saved my life. thank you so much.
i also owe thanks to a lot of people on the field with me. right after the shooter was down, a lot of my colleagues came and ran to come check on me. and one i want to mention in particular is one of those things that jennifer and i call the little miracles that happened, that day and throughout the next few months of our recovery. happened to have brad winstrop on the field that day, and he was one of the first to come to my side. as you know, brad is not only a doctor, but a decorated army ranger who served in combat and one of his roles and missions
was to take care of people that were wounded before they went off on the helicopter to go get prepared. who would have thought that god would have put brad out there on that field with me, because the tourniquet he applied, many will tell you, saved my life, so i could actually make it to the hospital in time with all of the blood loss. so brad, where are you at? once i arrived at med star hospital, i was a little bit out of it at that point. but luckily, i ended up in the trusted hands of doctor jack
sava and his great team at med star. they gave me a second chance at life. and through many, many surgeries,s where my life was truly in the balance, a few of those, they did a wonderful job at making sure that i was well taken care of, and ultimately made it through that point so i could get to dr. golden and his team who actually put me back together again, which was quite a task. to the point where i'm actually able to relearn how to walk again. so dr. sava, dr. golden, thank you for being mere and thanks for your team's work. above all else, i want to thank my lovely wife, jennifer.
those of you who know her know how strong jennifer is. she's an incredibly warm and loving wife. skme and she's an incredible mother to our children. and somehow through the late nights and the surgeries and all of the other things, she managed to hold our family together, to make sure that harrison and madison were cared for, as well. and she's not only by my side but still a great mother. i'm lucky to have you. thanks for being here. love you, sweetheart.
and while it's been a challenging time for my family, the thing that really overwhelmed us from the start was the outpouring of love and warmth and prayers from southeast louisiana, the district that i represent. we saw blood drives at st. kathryn. we saw prayer groups at first united methodist church in slidelle. and we saw prayer groups and well wishes from people we had never met before throughout all of your districts. and you shared it with me. and it was one of those things that was hard for us to completely comprehend, that you had people from all walks of life that had never met me before, and yet they saw what had happened, and they just wanted to offer prayers. and let me tell you to each and every one of you and please convey it to your constituents, and i sure convey it to my constituents back home, that warmth and love gave us just
incredible strength that you can't imagine during some really, really difficult times. and so that is one more example of the power of prayer. something else i saw firsthand wasn't a surprise to me, but it was the outpouring of love from you, my colleagues. both republican and democrat. i know right after the shooting, we were practicing on the republican side and the democrats were practicing, too. and my colleague and friend and sometimes arch rival in baseball from back home in new orleans, unfortunately the star of the game too many times, cedrick richmond sehow figured out which hospital i was sent to, and got there probably the first person tre on the scene in his baseball uniform, to check on me. so many others of you, again, both republican and democrat, reached out in ways that i can't express the gratitude and how much it means to me, jennifer and our whole family. it really does show the warm
side of congress that very few people get to see. and so i want to thank each and every one of you for that. you don't know how much it meant to me, and when i come back into this chamber here today, it just -- seeing the faces of all of you, it just means more to me than you can imagine. so thanks for all of that love and support. a lot of people ask, did this event change you. and i think those of you who know me know i'm an optimistic person. i'm, you know, just a fun-loving person. i'm from south louisiana, and we believe you work hard and play hard. is an event like this really going to change that? and the first thing i can tell you is, yes, it changed me. but not in the ways you might think. it's only strengthened my faith in god, and it's really
crystallized what shows up as the goodness in people. i got to see that goodness in people. and so while some people might focus on a tragic event and an evil act, to me, all i remember are the thousands of acts of kindness and love and warmth throughout all of this, and just reemphasized just how wonderful most people are, and how much compassion there is out there. and finally, i want to talk about something that i guess hit me and probably struck me more than anything that i was not expecting. and that was the outpouring of love and support from world leaders. people i've met and have known. benjamin netanyahu and i have had some incredible conversations from the hospital. theresa may reached out. the king abdul of jordan, who so many of us have met reached out. but other world leaders also reached out. people i had never met before.
and that touched me in a different way. because each and every one of us, we come here, and we fight for the things that we believe in. i have passionate beliefs. for some reason, some of you don't agree with all of those. [ laughter ] but it's so important that we come up here. we are the people's house. this is the place where these ideas are supposed to be debated. and we fight through those issues. but ultimately, we come together on whatever the board shows is 218. if you can put the majority together, that's what rules the day. it's so important that as we're having those political battles, we don't make them personal. because one of the things i saw, and i guess this is the thing that really kept coming back to me, is i tried to make sense of all of this. and comprehend the outpouring of love that i saw. it kept coming back to those world leaders. why would leaders from around the world that i had never met
before reach out and say, steve, we hope you can get back to work. we hope you can come through this. and what it says is, sure, they cared about my well-being. but more than that, they saw this as an attack on all of us. they saw this as an attack on the institution of the united states congress and our government. and they really count on us to be successful. look, we all know the united states is the leader of the free world. it's something that we, frankly, had the honor as a country to hold as a distinction for generations. and yet when you look at that title, what it really means is that there are people all around the world that want freedom, that maybe have freedom, but they know the united states being strong is critical to the rest of the world having the opportunity for freedom.
but that's why i'm so excited to be back. because as we're fighting through the issues of the day, let's just keep in mind that we rise above the challenges of the day, and understand that it's not just us and it's not just uh wents, and country, the united states that's counting on us being that believe in freedom are counting on us as well, and we'll deliver. i'm honored to be in the house serving with you, god bless each and every one of you and god bless the united states of america. [ cheers and applause ] >> well, you can see and feel, really, emotion from members of the house, seeing their colleague, come back for the first time since the shooting on june 14th. he said he's a living example that this happens, and how
there's been an outpouring of love. bipartisan moment on the hill for a lot of people so deeply shook by what happened on that baseball field in alexandria, virginia. as we watch the continuing applause, my colleague, tom castillo, was there that day, the day to come, and how they played that game without their second baseman, so many told me how concerned they were, initial reports he was seriously wounded, took a turn in a couple days, but here he is, against what many people would say against the odds. >> those who are no doctors and surgeons thought he was shot in the hip, should be okay. we did not associate it could have been a fatal wound. surgeons and staff --
>> mr. speaker, unanimous consent to speak out of order to join you in thanking god for the return of our colleague and having do so in such a strong way. thank god our prayers are answer answered. i take pride in steve because we're both italian-americans, and that's a source of some of his strength. i, too, want to say how proud we are of jennifer, of your staff, and first responders, the capitol police, taking such good care of you, but as you said, an attack on you is an attack on all. we came through this magnificently because of your strength. the day we came to the floor when you were not here, we were all team scalic, thank you for being wonderful. god bless you.
[ applause ] >> god bless you, what a lot of people will be saying today, it really was initially report it was not seriously wounded, but that was not the case. >> the surgeon and staff said he was at imminent risk of death. what we did not appreciate was that when you're shot in the hip, you can cut blood vessels, cut bones, internal organs, and it was very serious, readmitted to the icu several times for serious infections. so this was very much touch and go. we should remind the audience the suspect in this, 66-year-old, was killed by capitol police, shot and killed, dying a short time later, i should say. those that were shot, you heard about capitol police officer shot in the leg, zach bark, a staffer also shot in the leg. matt michael working were tyson food shot in the chest,
recovered, and now two others had leg injuries that that was representative williams and i police officer, not shot, but injured with leg injuries. this was a very serious incident indeed. >> steve, 51 years old, been in congress since 2008, and let me go to the north lawn of the white house where peter alexander is standing by. interesting to hear whether or not the president was watching here, but it is this moment of emotion, but positive emotion at a time when there's a lot of strain on capitol hill. they have a very ambitious agenda, fall agenda, coming up. >> reporter: exactly right. this was a defining moment of unity in a city, frankly, in a country that just appears to be so divided right now. we reached out to the white house to see if the president stopped the meeting he was in right now, meeting with some of his team to the federal response to the terrible disaster that took place in puerto rico right now. we have not heard back. the president and his wife,
melania went to the hospital bedside to visit with the congressman in the course of the recovery. as he walked into the chamber said to reporters walking gingerly on a pear of canes, he told reporters, trying to share with the return today, said that the fight to persevere, you can overcome anything. his story one that unifies americans of all strides in a time when that and unanimous support, i think, is critical. >> douno doubt about that. we covered this, again, cheers that greeted steve. it was a chaotic day on that softball field. the lawmaker talked vividly of god's -- where the gunman was, couldn't tell where he was, and talked about the heroism of the capitol hill police officers, but steve
is back at work, combining that with ongoing rehab on this e emotional day on capitol hill. we'll have continuing coverage on msnbc and nbcnews,.com, and on nightly news tonight. to get this show back? >> okay. >> who was least eager? >> well, no. >> she lives in new york and has a child, so logistically, difficult. >> i had things to work out. >> we all live in los angeles, so it was much easier. >> who has changed the most in the 1 years? >> full reconstructive surgery. he had a full body lift. they pulled his whole body up. >> i walked in and i was like, guys, it's sean. >> 27 when we started and never done a tv show. now he's the big producer. now he has produced a these tv
shows. >> here we are. i'm producing the "today" show now. >> congratulations. >> we'll be extra nice to you. >> what other questions? >> i was thinking about your characters, not you, and i thought, they're all 11 years older but none has really matured, right? >> basically true. >> did the chemistry just come right back? >> yeah. i think for all of us, it was easy to kind of, after a while, get back into the skin of our characters. it's like any friends of ours, friends of yours, any friends anybody has, a the cort the cor the same. we may look older but we're the same people. >> when we're on the set, it is like going back to your bedroom at your parents' house. you become that kid. there's your stereo. >> he goes right to the kitchen. >> so the world changed a little bit. >> a little. >> just a tad. >> in what way? >> social media exploded. you will find out exactly what people think of your episodes
the second they're over. >> i didn't even -- it didn't occur to me. >> the thing about that that's been great, i started on social media kind of late. i never posted anything about "will and grace" because i thought, that'd be sort of pathetic, you know. that'd be sad. but then debra and i were tweeting back and forth, and we posted some picture of us from the last episode, where we were crying. the response was just overwhelming. i thought, oh, wow, that's interesting. since this whole thing has happened, to me, it's quite poigna poignant, the incredible, passionate, enthusiastic response we've gotten from -- you know, you post a picture and the comments are all like, you know, oh, we're so excited. we can't wait. you know, quit teasing us. let it start. it is very sweet. >> was anyone scared, in the sense of, that show was so special and so many people would say, it was perfect. >> i was. >> to go back and beinkering with it -- >> yeah. >> i would have been scared if we hadn't done the video in
september. >> you did an ad together. >> it was proof of concept. we could see the response to it and go, that looks like a show. >> that's right. we can do this again. we can pick up 11 years later. >> this all happens tonight after much-anticipation. >> oh, my gosh. >> what's the headline you want to read in the media section of the newspaper tomorrow morning? >> even funnier. that's what i want it to say. they're even funnier. >> we've gotten a few reviews so far, and we've been very lucky so far that they have said that. >> we just -- >> we want to make people laugh. i mean, you know, i really needed to laugh out loud again. it's been a long time. every day, you know, we get to go to work and laugh out loud. i mean, it's such a gift. then to hopefully make other people laugh out loud. >> that's lol, matt. >> smiley face. hashtag. >> yeah. >> with tears running down.
>> yes. >> he communicates almost entirely in emojis. >> all emoji, all the time. >> back when the show originally aired, it was an honor to be asked to do a cameo. >> yes. >> still one of the highlights of my career. who is the ideal cameo in the new run? >> oh, it has to be savannah. >> available. call me. >> who do you want? >> barbra streisand. >> michelle obama. >> oprah. >> >> i was like, set your sights lower and -- okay. maybe we're getting ahead of ourselves, but would you want to do another season after this? >> oh, i think we all just want to see, you know, how it all goes. >> i want to do eight seasons. did i say that out loud? >> he did the, oh, it is an honor to be nominated. guys, it is so nice. >> thank you so much. >> great to see you back. >> thank you. >> warm blase place in our hear
camila cabello, a live concert tomorrow morning. love to have you. how is the weather going to be? >> spectacular. better than today. >> and it is beautiful. we have great music just ahead. steve martin and the steep canyon rangers are here. great new song. cannot wait to hear it. also, the great jane fonda. we're happy to have her here. she'll talk about her big screen reunion with robert redford. then getting you ready for a weekend of football with terrific recipes for sliders and dips. >> yummy. and before we get to al's forecast, which is coming up, it is time for our cro moment where we scour the crowd and look for one lucky person. al roker, there are a lot of i love al signs today. they happen to be everywhere. but this young lady would like a selfie with apl. >> of course. sure. >> you got it? >> there you go.
hey now. >> thank you. >> thank you. all right. >> how about that, al roker? >> thank you very much. >> have you ever taken just a selfie where you're like this? >> um, yes. i have. >> all right. meanwhile, check of the weather. >> we have the weekend outlook coming up. show you on friday, it is going to feel like fall in the mid-atlantic states a into the northeast. lingering, wet weather through the gulf coast. look for a fire threat to continue along the southwest coast. weekend outlook, saturday, chilly. a little on the damp side in the northeast. sunny and dry out west. showers through the southwest. tropical showers down through florida. sunday, sunday, a beautiful day along the eastern half of the country. flood risk in florida. drier and sunny in texas. mountain snows throu . we've got a slightly cooler day in store, but here's what it looks like as you're making your way outside right now, san jose,
64 degrees. 61 from palo to. san francisco athe 60-degree mark andoverall clea skies with the exception of a foggy coastline, since this morning. we can expect to see that fog kind of sticking around through the afternoon. san jose temperature trend by about 12:00 will be climbing into the 80s, topping out in the upper 80s for san jose, and some 90s for inland areas into the 93 degree mark for areas like concord. >> very interesting. you can get your full forecast from our friends at the weather channel. matt? it's been 50 years since jane fonda and robert redford first found on screen love in the classic "barefoot in the park." now, they're reuniting in the netflix movie "our souls at night." jane plays a lonely widow who finds companionship with her neighbor played by robert redford. the two begin to become the talk of the town. take that look. >> so, lewis, what's the problem?
>> well, i don't want anybody to think anything bad. >> anything bad? >> yeah. about you or about us. >> oh. let it go, louis. we always knew people would find out. who cares? >> jane fonda, welcome back. this makes me happy. good. >> it does. >> i like to make people happy. >> when i see the two of you on screen, it makes me happy. >> makes me happy, too. >> you immediately said yes to this. >> immediately. >> was it because you wanted to work with robert, or was it you love the story so much? >> both, both. it's a wonderful book, "our souls at night." it was -- bob bought the book and he produced the movie. he was smart enough to ask me to be in it with him. it makes a lot of sense, the two of us together in a movie like this. >> you said something about doing the movie with him. you said i wanted to fall in love with him again. just elaborate on that a little bit. >> well, there's something about
him. i mean, besides the gorgeousness, he's smart, he's funny. we have a lot in common. we both like trees and mountains and horses. the movie needed us to feel like hands going into comfortable gloves. it felt that way. very, very comfortable. >> when you describe the things you have in common, it explains for me something he said to me. he was here earlier in the week. when i talked to him about working with you, he smiled, first of all, this great smile, and then he said, it's just so easy. >> yeah. >> it is so easy to be around her and work with her. maybe that's because of the thi things you mentioned you have in common. >> i love the movie so much because it is how we're close to the end of our life, but if you have the courage, where my character does, you can have love and companionship again, even if it is late in life. >> what i like, and i don't want to make this sound superficial, but you can have sex and -- >> that, too. >> it is so nice that this
movie, you know, portrays that among an age group that they often don't incde that in a movie. >> yeah, right. >> it is important to people out there watching who say, wait a second, my sexual life is not over when i turn 50. >> yeah. but we get to the sex in the way it should kind of always be. when i ask him to come and sleep with me, it is just so we can talk and i won't feel alone. so we spend such a long time lying in bed and talking. by the time the sex comes, we're like hands in old gloves. >> there's actually romance? my goodness. you don't see it much in movies these days. 50 years ago, as i mentioned in the introduction, you two did "barefoot in the park." do you have vivid memory of that, shooting the movie with him? >> nothing but fun. it was about the best-written comedy that one can imagine. we had such a good time. >> you walked in the studio a
second ago. as i always do with you, i'm in awe. because you seem so vibrant. by the way, before people at home cringe when i mention your age, you've always said to me it's okay. >> yeah, right. >> okay. so you will turn -- >> 80. >> -- 80 this year. you feel you are in an incredibly good place in your life. >> yeah, especially when i never thought i'd live this long. i've outlived my parents. i feel -- and i'm working and i feel good. i'm just -- i constantly pinch myself. i feel very blessed. >> jane fonda, always nice to see you. >> great to see you. >> you're off to paris, by the way. >> that's right. >> you'll do the runway in a fashion show. >> yes. yeah, i know, isn't it weird? >> take me with you. >> fooled them again. good to see you, matt. >> thank you so much. >> "our souls at night" opens in select theaters and streams on netflix tomorrow. matt, thank you so much. just ahead, steve martin and the steep canyon rangers bringing a taste of bluegrass to our studio. then a taste of something
it is time, as we welcome you back, to take you to today food loves football. the indianapolis colts head west. they're taking on the seattle seahawks on nbc. here to cook up recipes for the game, chef alex, the author of "the house cook." good to see you. >> thank you. >> you're cooking for both teams. >> i am m not going to tell you which the end of the segment. i'll pry it out of you. let's start with indianapolis. >> yes. >> you're making a pork slider here. >> this is an indianapolis classic. a pork slider is classic game day food. pork, egg, parm and bread crumbs. cook them slow and low like my grandmother. this is going into a slider. >> important to make sure you have thin pork chops. >> you have to pound them.
get your butcher to do that, pound the pork and make it really thin. >> while this is cooking, there's another element to this. you put a great slau w on top. >> i do. >> how do you make it? >> cook it in the same pan as the pork. drop in tomatoes. add a pinch of salt, if you don't mind. cabbage, hot sauce, basil. had something warm and it almost makes it melt. >> tomatoes are unusual in slaw, aren't they? >> i want a little juicy. you have the fried component and the bread. you need juice factor in there. that's what it is for. >> that's as simple as it is? >> that's it. nice and light. >> put the entire pork patty on there? >> patty. when the slaw sits for a few minutes -- >> go ahead. >> go for it. >> generously, right? >> oh,y factor. >> delicious. >> this is the perfect
breakfast. >> so good. >> we have that. >> indianapolis. now, i'll tell you, i don't care if there is a football game or no football game, i love this next recipe. >> all right. we've got -- we know where your allegiance lies. crab dip. little bit of cream cheese. >> you soften that. >> you have to. is this how your mom made it? >> she made clam dip. >> oh. crab or clam. add paprika and lemon into that. then you literally mix that all together a little bit, nice and easy. >> salt? >> always a pinch of salt. mix that. i add the crap right in there. don't overmix it, right? just a little bit. >> that's a lot of crab. you're making serious crab dip here. >> this is like two portions, i think. >> two portions for who? >> i'm kidding. for me and my boyfriend. that's it. >> what do we think of this? >> too good.
>> too good. >> good crab dip for breakfast. >> are these regular potato chips? >> eat it out of the bowl. >> i love a few crunchy chips. if you take a strainer and dust it with spice, it goes over nice and evenly in the crevices, it is like crop dusting for the potato chips. >> pudding bars. >> that's the most delicious thing i've had all day. >> i love dessert lovers. >> the crab dip is one of the best things i've had. >> try the pudding bar. >> this is game day rivalry. i feel you're picking your teams. >> till ell us about the puddin bars. >> condensed milk, graham cracker crust, chocolate and peanut on top for texture. you can get past the crab dip and into dessert. >> i'm going to trade places. >> i love it. >> get ready, lauer. >> still a little crab dip in my mouth. >> doesn't matter. >> this is all seattle seahawks
over here on this side. then we have the indiana sugar cream pie over here, if you like that. that's brown sugar and crust. so good. >> what are you doing tomorrow? want to come back? >> i'll be here making your mom's clam dip. >> you told me at the end of the set, you'dell me who you're rooting for. >> seahawks. >> yeah! >> seahawks, pudding bars. >> this is pudding bars. the fun stuff. what about you? >> i don't have a dog in this fight. i'm going to stay on the sidelines of this one. >> oh, my god. you roped me? >> he did. >> i stayed on the sidelines. >> going with the seahawks. alex, thank you so much. if you want these recipes or if you want to take something off of savannah's plate, go to today.com/food and be sure to catch seahawks/colts, sunday night on nbc. i have a chocolate chip stuck in my teeth. coverage begins 7:00 eastern on football night in america. up next, live performance.
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. we're back at 8:47. not only is steve martin an oscar, grammy winner, but plays the banjo. >> angry banjo. >> he's here with the steep canyon rangers and the long-awaited album. literally, it is called "the long-awaited album." >> perfect time. >> we've been waiting so long for the album. >> it's been seven years, six years, since we did our last album. a couple albums with edie brickell in between. now the rangers are back, being us. >> you were on the road a lot together, right? >> i've been on the road with the rangers. i've been on the road with edie brickell. i've been on the road with martin short and the steen
canyon rangers. >> i wanted to ask about the martin short tour. you're doing comedy. you're doing music. >> it is a comedy show. we have interludes of music we like to play, yeah. >> i was reading something that you had told in the liner notes, i think, that your agent said when talking about this album, steve, you have to realize -- >> let me tell. >> you'll do it better. definitely, definitely. >> i only wanted to tell because you got it slightly wrong. i was talking about a previous album. >> oh. >> how to promote it. he said to me, well, steve, remember, you're selling something no one wants. now -- >> don't you pay him to be on your side? >> what he meant were cds. people stream. on a cd, it is like a souvenir. a wonderful thing to have a t z treasu treasure. >> yes. >> that's why i wanted it to be the "long-awaited album," from that comment. >> you're playing a song for us. is it hard to learn?
>> easy. that's why we're playing it live on the "today" show. >> we've been longly awaiting it. i'm out. go ahead. >> over and out. ♪ ♪ with the stars to guide us under full moonlight ♪ ♪ the wind behind us as we sail tonight ♪ ♪ we will hold our faces tilted toward the sky ♪ ♪ warm embraces, celebrate this night ♪
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welcome back, everybody. let's head over to sheinelle in the orange room. she's checking out something cool. hey, girl. >> this is cool. everybody is buzzing about this. i'll make you hip. we're fans of bit mmoji, who partnered with snap yn chchat. you can put your 3d animated character into real-life themes. social media users have been sharing theirs online. >> cool. >> we decided to get into the game. matt, here you are, a boost from your morning coffee. next, savannah rocking out. >> go, girl. >> love it. >> al, here we go. you're in nature, searching for
a cell signal. hoda, you're doing a little yoga. >> yeah. >> right now, i'm working on making mine. you can put yourself in real life situations. i'm in the orange room. no, come back. there we go. wait, here i am. >> this is great. >> can you find me? whe'd i go? >> i don't know that's a real-life situation if you know sheinelle. >> shoot, i lost myself. you can join the fun. download the bitmoji and senatechsenat snapchat apps. >> so cute. >> i love how sheinelle goes, i lost myself. >> can we just take a shot of steve martin without any lighting? there we go. we put lights on. do you know how brave you are, to have us do the chorus? >> not brave, stupid. >> we have ruined songs in the past. >> we have. >> ask stevie wonder. >> i found it fantastic. i really did. >> it was so fun. >> steve, thank you. let's check in with megyn.
>> we have world cup champion carli lloyd. jeff rossen has dogs who can sniff out pornography. and part two with menendez. >> sold. >> we have a lot coming up. we hold you'll check that out. we'll have more after your local news. >> time for the chorus, one more good morning it's 8:56 i'm marcus washington. breaking news, two people are dead after a fire at a mobile home park in san leandro. it happened abo 5:30 on santa susanna, not far from the marina community center. brief video clip showed the scene shortly after firefighters
arrived and they tweeted out a photo of the gutted home afterward. firefighters were able to knock down the fire relatively quickly. so far the names of the victims have not been released. happening now bob redell is speaking with firefighters trying to learn about what happened. he'll have a live report in our midday newscast. link to more right now on our twitter feed also on our twitter feed we just learned the identity of the gunman shot and killed during a standoff on interstate 80, this was yesterday and it caused extensive backups. dramatic return to capitol hill this morning for representative steve scalise. he was shot and seriously injured in june during a practice for the republican party's baseball team. today he addressed congress calling himself a living example that miracles do happen. on our home page the reaction from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. more news in an hour. th is the new comfort food.
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