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good morning. was it avoidable? federal investigators combing through the wreckage of that deadly train crash in new jersey. the engineer released from the hospital overnight set to be interviewed today. was it human error or mechanical problem? charge of the investigation. doubling down. donald trump on a twitter tirade this morning. attacking hillary clinton for her support. a former ms. universe, alicia machado. as a major american newspaper that's never taken sides before tells its readers, don't vote for trump. intensifying. hurricane matthew strengthens to a category 2 overnight. will it impact the u.s. next week?
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and take that. a fan taunts members of the european team at the ryder cup over a missed putt. so they turn the tables and bring him out to give it a try. then, this happens. how the heckler became the hero today, friday, september 30th, 2016. from nbc news savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. we should say the "today" show with matt lauer, savannah guthrie and david johnson who made the putt in the practice round of the ryder cup after
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he heckled them, comes out, world-class golfers around, a huge crowd. he's already said, i could make that putt. >> and by the way, not an easy putt. we'll have more on that in a little while. also, we're going to go out to the golf course later on to watch some members of team usa as they tee off. but let us start this morning with our top story. we're talking about overnight developments on the investigation into that new jersey transit train accident. it killed one woman and injured more than 100 others. we'll talk to the ntsb's vice chairman in a moment. first, nbc's tom costello hoboken. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. investigators have now recovered the black box at the locomotive at the rear of the train. they still need to get hold of the black box and the outward facing cameras from the front of the train, from the cab, where the engineer sits. people who ride this train every day say it feels like the engineer never applied the brakes. piecing through the twisted and broken remains of the transit
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pieces of evidence today. the train's outward-facing video cameras and its black box. >> we hope to get information, such as speed and braking. >> reporter: this surveillance video captured the train 40 minutes before the accident. the question this morning, was there some sort of mechanical breakdown or was the engineer somehow distracted or incapacitated? ntsb investigators hope to interview the train's engineer, 48-year-old tommy gallagher, injured in the crash and released from the hospital lat local police. senior officials briefed on the investigation tell nbc news, a preliminary review has found no red flags in his background, no infractions, medical episodes or criminal history. his father telling w nbc, his son has worked for new jersey transit since he was 19. >> very anxious and we're very upset about this whole matter. >> reporter: we do know, new jersey transit does not have the automated braking system, known as positive train control.
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>> it would not have had this accident if that technology was on this rail line. >> i just heard these horrifying, terrible screams. >> reporter: the packed commuter train screamed into hoboken's train station at 8:45 a.m., the height of the rush hour. >> it felt like it never stopped. it didn't slow down. >> reporter: it slammed through a underneath, people trapped in the rubble. in the path of destruction, mangled metal and dangling wires. first responders triaged victims on the platform. five months pregnant, alexis was in the first car. she says part of the station's ceiling fell on her head. >> i thought we were going to die. i didn't think we were going to get out. >> reporter: one person was killed. 34-year-old fabiola bittar de kroon, standing on the platform, when the train pulled in and was hit by falling debris. her child in daycare, her
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business trip. >> i saw a woman lying in front of the train. there was nothing the first responders could do for her. >> reporter: the train should have had a working dead man's alerter system, essentially requires the engineer to tap a button every 20 to 30 seconds, and if he doesn't, then the train begins to automatically slow. but was that working and was it working in the final stretch into the train station? some questions they still need to get answered. back to you. >> tom costello, thanks. rngs >> for more on the investigation we're join by the national transportation safety board's vice chairman denzar. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> reporter: do you expect to have a formal interview today and how do you talk to him at all in a more casual setting? has he given any indication of what happened? >> we have not spoken to him yet. and we hope to today. we're making that request.
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in an accident, and we'll be doing that to get as much information and as accurate information as we can. >> and what about his devices, his phone, any other digital devices that might have been in that compartment with him? have they been confiscated so officials can find out if perhaps he was texting or something like that? >> if there are any mobile devices or electronic devices, we will be getting those. we are currently making sure that the scene is s possible. as you may be aware, the canopy did collapse on top of the train, so the front three passenger cars, including the controlling car, where the engineer was likely sitting, then those places, we can't access them right now. the only place we have been able to access is the locomotive, which is at the rear, which -- where we were able to get the recorder. >> when do you expect to be able to access those key pieces of
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black box? >> the pieces of the canopy are being removed today. so we hope to access it later today. >> and you said something a second ago, doctor, that i think is really important. you guys are methodical in this. you want to make sure that you dot all the is and cross all of the ts, but in terms of any eyewitness accounts, anecdotally, have you heard anything that leads you to believe the brakes were ever applied, or there was ever a warn h or anything else that would have alerted people to this impending tragedy? >> well, thanks for asking that. because i think there's a lot of speculation, and that's what we. we want to make sure we get all of the facts, and we're going to be interviewing anyone. we also ask people who may have information to let us know. we'll also be reviewing any of the video recordings that are available, any of the security footage available.
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interviews of the crew and other people we'll be doing to make sure we get the most factual information. but you're right. i think there's a lot of speculation. we don't want to get into that. we want to make sure we only give you the most accurate information. >> well, ntsb vice chairman dr. denzar, we know you're busy and appreciate your time, ma'am. thank you. >> thank you. overnight, president obama and former president clinton the world for the funeral of shimon peres. kelly cobiella is in jerusalem. good morning to you. >> reporter: that ceremony now over, but security still very tight here in jerusalem with president barack obama and leaders from every corner of the globe here to pay their respects to shimon peres, a man who fought for peace for decades. on a hilltop in jerusalem, presidents, prime ministers, and
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shimon peres. >> the statesmanship built an unbreakable bond with the united states of america and so many other countries. >> reporter: 90 delegations from 70 countries. a sign of his impact across the globe. >> shimon lived a life of purpose. he soared to incredible heights. >> reporter: the former israeli president and prime minister celebrated as a statesman and a peace-maker. peres held secret talks that led to the historic handshake on the white house lawn in 1993 between sworn enemies. a handshake prompted by then president bill clinton. >> he knew exactly what he was doing in being overly optimistic. he knew exactly what he was doing with his dreams.
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filed past his casket. to them, he was israel's grandfather. the only arab leader, palestinian president mahmud abbas, shaking hands with netanyahu. he was remembered as a fighter, a father and a friend. peres was laid to rest next to his partner in peace, he spent nearly his entire adult life in service to his country. matt and savannah, seven decades in public service. guys? >> an extraordinary man. kelly, thank you very much. >> closer to home, hurricane matthew grew even stronger. forecasters keeping a close eye on its potential path and that includes al, down in raleigh, north carolina, this morning. hey, al. good morning. >> yeah, guys, here to celebrate a bluegrass festival. we'll get to that in a little bit. but let's take a look at the latest on matthew. it is quickly strengthening and
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the caribbean. matthew continues to churn, and as it does, this is the latest from the national hurricane center. category 2 storm, 130 miles north-northwest of curacao, 100 mile per hour winds. moving west at 140 miles per hour. here's what the path looks like currently. we expect to see this strengthen to a category 3 by monday morning on top of jamaica. right now by the current track. and then as we move during the day monday, it makes its way over eastern cuba, and by tu bahamas as a category 2 storm, 100-mile-an-hour winds. here's the latest from the european and american models. they slow it down a little bit, at least the european model slows it down and brings it further south and east. the u.s. model brings it a little further north, and to the west, closer to florida. so the models are still -- there's no divergence here. there is divergence here, we have to continue to track this
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where this is going to go once it gets out into the atlantic. so guys, we're watching this very closely. >> like to call it hurricane matt. >> no. no, let's not get casual here. al, thank you. a busy day of campaigning in the race for the white house, 39 days left until the election. hillary clinton heads to florida for two events today, while donald trump is holding a rally in michigan. that's his fifth visit there since his nomination. >> former presidential candidate jeb bush is suggesting he may at an event last night, he said he's not comfortable supporting either party's nominee and then said this. >> everybody didn't vote, that would be a pretty powerful political statement. wouldn't it? >> and for the first time ever, "usa today" is taking sides in a presidential race. the paper's editorial board is urging its readers not to vote for donald trump, deeming him unfit for the presidency. but they stopped short of endorsing hillary clinton. let us bring in nbc's chuck todd
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thing? how big a deal is it? again, bad news for donald trump, but they said there was no consensus to endorse hillary clinton either. so it's a mixed bag. >> it is. what's amazing here, matt, is it's more of the collection of first-times. first time "usa today" has done this. we have the arizona republic, the dallas morning news, first time they ever endorsed a democrat instead of the republican. the american intelligencea. the ceo for trump. all of these people saying you cannot support trump. what's amazing is how little impact all of this is having. it's not as if these collapsing right now. >> right. so it isn't just for the core trump voter it might not matter at all. >> i don't think it's moved anybody. what will it do to the middle of the road voter or this republican that isn't comfortable with trump? we don't know yet.
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reince priebus said to the former candidates, get on board. you have to get on board now. what do you make of what jeb bush said, not only that he's not voting for donald trump or hillary clinton, suggesting the way to go is not to vote at all. >> not to vote. and the rest of the comment, he said i'm going to vote for marco rubio still and i'm going to do my civic duty, but says i may skip the presidential race. i thought it was a remarkable statement that a member of basically the first family of republican politics says don't vote for president. >> we've got to talk about what's happenin morning. seems that donald trump was up early, his first tweet of a tweet storm at 3:20 a.m. and he started tweeting about alicia machado, the miss universe contestant hillary clinton brought up in the first debate, making some allegations against her. suggesting that she has got a past. what do you make of this? that he is continuing to tweet about it. >> right. >> is there a method to that?
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advisers, like kellyanne conway, who said be a disciplined candidate, are no longer holding sway? >> the day that "usa today" calls him unfit for the presidency, he wakes up at 3:00 in the morning and starts attacking this civilian again. you know, this is a pattern with him. he did it with the khan family. when he gets into a bad place, and he is in a bad place right now. there is clearly discord in the campaign. the campaign staff not happy with him. he's not happy they've leaked stie there. part of this tweet storm. he also said, if you ever read sources, it means everything is a lie. >> that's at 3:20 a.m. >> he is an unhappy man. and when he is, he lashes out. and right now the person to lash out at is machado. >> chuck, thank you very much. appreciate it. of course, he's going to have the latest on the race this sunday. >> an october surprise. you know why? >> why? >> it's finally october. so there's your surprise. >> that didn't work? >> no, it was good. >> that's what we call "meet the
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all right. we move on to other news now. and the 14-year-old suspect in the shooting in south carolina set to appear in court this morning as we learn more about recent trouble in his life. nbc's gabe gutierrez is on the story for us again. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. this is where the 14-year-old suspect is scheduled to be in court later today. police say he shot and killed his own father before heading to the nearby elementary school and opening fire. according to a source close to his family, for years he had >> jacob is a beautiful little boy. >> reporter: this morning, prayers for 6-year-old jacob hall, now on life support. >> taking a little boy and it's touched our hearts. >> reporter: shot in the leg, his family says he lost 75% of his blood and suffered a major brain injury. his older brother at one point overcome with grief. >> nobody in this world deserves nothing like that that happened. >> reporter: investigators now looking into whether the accused
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been bullied. a source tells nbc news he was being home schooled after he brought a machete and hatchet to his school earlier this year. his mother says we are absolutely shocked and saddened by the senseless actions of our son. >> we experienced a very devastating and life changing event. >> reporter: fire chief and volunteer firefighter jamie brock rushed to the elementary school. firefighter jamie brock rushed to the elemey >> no one, teacher, nor mother, no father, ever wants to hear the words, "shooter and school". >> reporter: his son survived when the teacher hit in the shoulder rushed students inside and locked the doors. the third grader says he knew this was no practice drill. >> they told us to get in the bathrooms, which has never happened in drill so we started thinking it was real. we heard gunshots outside. >> reporter: the reunion with her son overwhelming.
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little face. peering out of the bus window and he waved like this. and i don't -- i don't have words. just relief. >> reporter: according to a source close to his family, the mother of the accused gunman visited him in jail late thursday. she said it was overwhelming, telling him, i'm very angry at what happened, and don't understand it. but you're my son. savannah? >> really difficult times there. in other news this morning, the comet chasing space probe rosetta reached its final resting place on the space rock. scientists say rosetta crash landed this morning on the icy surface of comet 67-p, ending its ten-year mission. the spacecraft traveled 4 billion miles in the past decade. rosetta has given scientists a trove of information.
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experts say it is arguably the most successful mission ever attempted by the european space agency. >> pretty cool. let's go back down to al in north carolina and get the rest of his forecast. hi, al. >> hey, guys. other parts of the state here in north carolina, some massive flooding going on. there has been flooding here in the raleigh area and fayetteville, north carolina, the mayor declaring a state of emergency. massive flooding, dams bursting. a real big problem. finally, the water is receding, but we are eec in the area. let's show what's happening around the rest of the country, as well. we are looking for heavy showers in the northeast, and the great lakes. we'll talk about that coming up in the next half hour. out west, gorgeous weather. monsoon moisture through the southwest. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. he next 30
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one huge event and one location. summer selloff going on now. visit your local camping world and that is your latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you so much. coming up, a special rossen report in the wake of the crash
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sit on a train, and how you would escape in an emergency? and a family searching for answers after the mysterious deaths of two sisters on a dream vacation. autopsy results released just this morning, as their brother is speaking out. but first, this is "today" on
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? when doves cry ?? we're back now at 7:30. it's friday morning, the 30th of september, 2016. we have prince playing because we he al is going to be live in minnesota, and will give us a first-ever look inside the late icon's paisley park estate. and also speak exclusively to his sister. tyka nelson. that is next wednesday, only on "today." let's start this half with our with the look at the headlines. the engineer in the deadly train crash is out of the hospital, cooperating with investigators. they will formally interview him today, trying to figure out why
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it pulled into the hoboken station. one woman on the platform died. hundreds injured. we'll have the investigation coming up. two men arrested overnight. a protest over a police shooting in el cajon, california, turned violent for the third straight night. police say demonstrators blocked traffic, some fought with drivers. officers had to use pepper spray to break up the crowd. on the campaign trail, hillary clinton and donald trump trading new jabs. clinton seizing on a report that violated a u.s. ban on doing business with cuba. >> it shows he puts his personal and business interests ahead of the laws and the values and the policies of the united states of america. >> the clintons are the sordid past. we will be the very bright and clean future. >> trump is on the trail in michigan today, already tweeting this morning, slamming clinton
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the debate. clinton holds events in florida today. we turn to the deadly transit train crash in new jersey. tom costello covering the investigation, just getting started. hi, tom. good morning. >> hi, savannah. one big question is going to be yet again, why is it that a major commuter rail line in this country does not have positive train control. it does not have it on the new jersey transit system. that's an automatic braking system. the ntsb has been calling on it for 40 years for various ut system in place and yet we have seen multiple accidents in the past ten years in which train systems did not have the ptc in place and people died as a result. chatsworth, california, more than 20 people die. same thing in philadelphia. eight people die. four people died in the bronx several years ago. this train came barreling into hoboken station, apparently did not slow down, according to
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station. and the other question is what about the alerter system, the dead man alerter system? it literally requires the engineer to tap a button every 20 to 30 seconds and if he doesn't, it should automatically slow down. was that system working? as the train approached hoboken station, or was it disengaged here? and was this engineer distracted or did he have a medical emergency that may have incapacitated him? an awful lot of questions. the engineer, as you mentioned, is out of the hospital. he is 48 years old, tommy gallagher, a veteran of new jersey transit. the ntsb hoping to talk to him today, also hoping to get the black box from the front of the train today, the front of the cab, where he sits, as well as outward-facing cameras. back to you. >> a lot of work to do on this. tom costello, thank you. >> a lot of people sitting at home this morning, thinking, would i know what to do in an emergency like that crash? today, national investigative correspondent, jeff rossen, is on a train in raleigh, north carolina, to try to show you. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. and we are sitting in a
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get to see, where the engineer sits and operates the train. so many questions as tom costello was just reporting, about what happened in new jersey. was it mechanical error? could it have been human error? and tom mentioned that dead man's alert system. i want to show you exactly how that works. every 20 to 30 seconds, the engineer has to move a control. move the throttle, hit the brake, this button here, called the alarm reset, or hit this, called the dead man's pedal, you probably heard about it before. h if they don't, it tells the train, something is wrong with the engineer. he may be dead. he may have had a medical emergency. and isn't alert. and so the train automatically stops. but sometimes it is just too late. this morning, we want to answer all of your questions, the safest place to sit in the train so what to do if there is a crash, how to get out alive. in this latest accident, chaos. >> loud shrieks, people just screaming for their lives.
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>> we just heard people screaming in the first car, they were trapped. they couldn't get out. >> reporter: so would you know how to get out in a crash? to show us how to survive, we're here with paul worley from the department of transportation. and i have always wanted on a commuter train like this, where is the safest place to sit? is it the middle of the train, the middle cars, is it the front car, the back car, where? >> you want to be in the middle of the train. it's the least likely set of cars to detrail. either end, because if there is a crash, that's where the engineer is, and that does the damage. so you want to be in the middle of the train. >> just look at these crashes. in 2008, a commuter train in california colliding with a freight train, killing 25 people. 22 of them sitting in the first car. and last year, another train hitting an suv in new york. killing five on board. all sitting in the first car. some experts say you should also
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crashes, you're pushed back into your seat. instead of thrown forward. after a crash, you want to get out of that train, asap. paul, you were saying the crew is trained for this. they will give you instructions over the loud speaker. you want to follow those. the best way out may be the window. exactly. this is an emergency window, held in by a rubber strip. you want to pull on the handles and pull it all the way down. pull it all the way down and >> reporter: do i want to push it out the window? >> no, pull and set it down. >> reporter: this is really heavy. >> right. it's safety glass. >> reporter: and then you want to get out. >> right. >> reporter: by the way, this is an eight or nine-foot drop down. so even when you get the glass out and you're about to climb out the window, it's a long way down, you've still got to be careful. but if you can get to the door, turns out there is a way to pop them open manually. safety experts in philadelphia showing us how. >> every train in the country has emergency signs. and if you see the sign, you can
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you came in on and follow those instructions. >> reporter: so even if the conductor or engineer are too busy or chaotic to open the door, you can open it yourself. >> absolutely. >> reporter: can i try? >> yes. >> reporter: lift and pull open and push this red handle down. and the door is released. you can see it pops the door open about an inch and i can open it the rest of the way. the emergency tips we all need when tragedy strikes. the key is to think about this before you commute, before there is a crash. guys, you want to commit this to memory. if the worst happens, you have committed it and trained your brain. >> thank you. let us turn back to al in raleigh this morning with a check of our weather. hey, al. >> that's right. got a great bluegrass festival. we want to talk about the flooding that's been going on and the rain that's been going on in the northeast and the mid atlantic states. and we need it.
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raleigh and the carolinas. look at the northeast, coastal wind gusts to 40 to 45 mile an hour. minor coastal flooding. as this pushes up and in, we are looking at showers and thunderstorms. heavy rainfall shifts to the north. flooded roads, rivers. so we're going to be watching this very closely. and over the weekend, it shifts up into new england, and around the great lakes. rainfall amounts, heaviest, going to be focused right around the northeast and new england, with rainfall amounts anywhere that's what's going on around
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see? it's a sign that in 30 years -- she is 70 today. i'll be announcing her on the smucker's jar. >> oh, that's cute! happy birthday. >> now you can retire if you want to, but you have to come back for that special occasion. >> yes, absolutely. absolutely. so there you have it. >> thank you, al. >> mystery solved. >> thank you. meanwhile, coming up ahead of tomorrow's season premiere, how the political laugn this year, could have a real impact on the presidential race. first, what happened? the just released autopsy results of two sisters who were found dead during a dream vacation. we'll have the latest on that story, right after this. izon. in the nation's largest independent study by rootmetrics, again, verizon is the number one network. hi, i'm jamie foxx for sprint. and i'm jamie foxx for t-mobile. (both) and we're just as good. really? only verizon was ranked number one nationally
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family members here say they still have little information from official sources. this morning, the mystery deepens on a remote tropical island in the indian ocean. among the most luxurious vacation spots on earth. but for two sisters who grew up in minnesota, the trip was paradise lost. they were found dead in their $1,800 a night villa last week. the workers said the women had to be helped to their room the previous night after aay drinking. this morning their brother, chris, telling nbc news, the family is devastated. everyone is in shock and we're just looking for answers. he also told us his mother and brother are now there to press officials for information because, he says, we've been told very little. 37-year-old annie worked for jpmorgan chase in denver and was on a figure skating team there. and the 42-year-old trader in
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friends. they were traveling almost a month starting with an african safari and then moving to the island staying at the exclusive mile luxury resort and spa. annie posted this photo from the private pool of her hillside villa writing it's indescribable, seriously. local police report the women were found in the same bed with no signs of violence or trauma. calling them seasoned world travelers their brother says they knew how to take care of themselves. the sisters were two days from returning to their vacation and there is no tametable for when that will happen. back to you. coming up next, carson has my favorite story of the day. my new hero, david johnson at the ryder cup. he'll explain that.
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carson, no intro. >> you did a great job at the top of the show. you said from heckler to hero. that's the story we have. the ryder cup begins today, but the action at hazelton, the golf course in minnesota, well under way. you have golf greats from the european team, practicing their putting on thursday and kept missing this particular putt. they couldn't help but notice, there was a heckler in the crowd. he said he could easily sink it. so stenson pulls him o t raises the stakes and puts down a $100 bill right there. sure enough, david johnson of north dakota, bangs it, the crowd goes nuts, an instant legend. chants of usa broke out. rory mcilroy shared this video on his twitter. immediately went viral. johnson collected his cash, and even got this $100 bill signed by the golfers. and here's what he had to say about the experience.
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just happened. but overall, that was a pretty cool experience. i closed my eyes, swallowed my puke, hit the putt and it happened to go in. so that was cool. >> usa! the ryder cup kicks off today. you can catch it through the weekend on nbc. >> one of the greatest events
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stopped. it didn't slow down. >> investigators on the scene of that deadly commuter train crash in new jersey. this morning, new questions being raised about safety systems on our rails across the ?? then, stealing the show. >> how is that? >> prince george and princess charlotte make a rare and yet adorable public appearance at a children's party as the royal road trip to north america wraps up. and politics and punch lines. >> donald trump. >> donald trump? isn't he the one that's like, uh, you're all losers?
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looks. >> a sneak peek at the new season of "snl" as the cast gets set to skewer both candidates, today, friday, september 30th, 2016. ?? >> happy birthday to our mom. we love you! >> celebrating our one-week >> good morning to our friends in louisiana! >> three generations to see the "today" show! >> minnesota loves the "today" show! woo! we're back now, 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 30th day of september, 2016. i've got to tell you something.
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nice out here, it's kind of drizzling heavily, we've got a great crowd. >> a great crowd. >> really good. >> with one really cute baby in this little "today" show onesie. that was super cute. we're so excited, because we have a live performance coming up from country singer brett eldredge in our next half hour. >> nice guy. good to have brett here. and another announcement about a great concert, back on the scene now, a new record out, kings of leon here rockin' the plaza two to find out how you can score special fan passes, visit the website, today.com. >> it's going to be great. a lot to get to, but first let's start with the top stories of the morning. here is your news at 8:00. >> we begin with a train crash here in hoboken, new jersey. good morning, i'm tom costello in hoboken. federal investigators today will look at that video on the cameras, on the outward-facing side of the train. trying to get a sense of what happened. also, the black box data. they want to look at the speed at the time of the crash and
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but it may be the engineer, the only man who right now really knows what happened. this morning, federal safety and rail investigators are once again looking for clues in the twisted remains of a commuter train. witnesses say hoboken-bound train 1614 never seemed to slow down. >> the trains normally pull in there, 2, 3 miles per hour an hour by the time they get to the resting spot where people depart. he came at a high rate of speed, went through thepe through the air. took the ceiling out. >> reporter: responding firefighters immediately declared a mass casualty incident. >> i have heavy structural damage, people trapped on the train. major casualty. >> reporter: more than 100 people injured, some tossed around on the cars like toys. others on the platform buried under a collapsed ceiling, concrete and glass. >> and we just heard people screaming in the first car. they were trapped, couldn't get
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killed, 34-year-old fabiola bittar de kroon. earlier in the morning, she left her child at a daycare. >> i went right to her daughter, to be honest with you. and i just hugged her, and i was just, you know -- hoping everything was going to be okay. >> reporter: we're told the engineer, 48-year-old tommy gallagher, cooperated with police before being released from a local hospital. investigators want to know, was there some sort of a mechanical failure, or was the engineer distracted or incapacitated? earlier on "today," the vice chair said the investigation is just getting started. >> we want to make sure we get all of the facts, and we're going to be interviewing anyone. we also ask people who may have information to let us know. >> reporter: the hoboken accident is the latest fatal commuter train crash on a rail line without the automated braking system called positive train control. 2008, 25 dead in chatsworth, california. 2013, four dead in the bronx. 2015, eight dead outside
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>> safety delayed is safety denied. when we don't implement positive train control, we're going to continue to see events year after year, that result in fatalities and injuries. >> reporter: at the moment, only about a quarter of the nation's commuter rail line systems have positive train control system. congress has given them until 2018 to get it done. but many safety advocates insist they're really dragging their heels on this one. matt, back to you. >> tom costello, thanks very much. world leaders, friends, political rivals came together today at the funeral of former israeli minister shimon peres. president obama eulogized the laureate before hundreds of dignitaries. former president bill clinton remembered him as one of the nation's biggest dreamers. the funeral brought a rare handshake between israeli prime
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shimon died wednesday, two weeks after suffering a massive stroke. he was 93 years old. new developments overnight in the case of a connecticut woman missing at sea. police searched the home of 54-year-old linda carmen late thursday night and removed several items. her 22-year-old son, nathan, was rescued off the coast of rhode island more than a week after the two of them went fishing, but no sign of his mother. nathan is also a person of interest, according to police, in his grandfather's homicide three years ago. nathan carmen denies harming either his mother or his grandfather. coming up, we're going to talk about your e-mail inbox, and why you are obsessed with checking it so often. >> why are you looking at me when you read that? and "saturday night live's" influence on politics. how snl is gearing up. but first, inside a royal play date, as prince george and princess charlotte step out with their parents. hoda loves this story.
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? that could only mean one thing. a headline appearance by young prince george and princess charlotte on the canadian tour. north america. good morning to you. >> good morning. this was a fun day with a serious purpose for the royals. the queen is the head of state in canada and she wants her great grandchildren to sustain that relationship by starting early. for the families invited, a new take on parenting pressure, your children going to a party where
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a royal wave from charlotte, prince george nervous at first, their moments in front of the cameras for their children. the young princess heads straight for the balloons. william lifting his son on to a pony. >> oh. how is that? >> dad like the queen loves horses. the 3-year-old future king not so sure. >> give it a stroke first. >> his little sister. the duke and duchess just another mom and dad say these parent. >> the kids are playing bubbles and they're trying to put them in their mouths and we were laughing that all kids put everything in their mouths. >> chris jackson, the royal photographer was there. >> i think my favorite has to be prince george blowing bubbles
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started shooting his mom and dad. >> there were many moments, mother and daughter dancing. the whole family together. wow says kate. george jumping with excitement. and being the older brother he got the balloon. but charlotte given another by a little girl. what do you say william asks? thank you his daughter appears to respond. royal manners in the making. >> she had a flower and gave it to princess charlotte. >> did you get to play with charlotte? yes? you don't remember? a week in canada coming to a close. kate's style is subject to endless fascination. this time unusually wearing many outfits by high-end designers. this morning it's her children getting all the attention. and aside from what kate was wearing folks are already trying to figure out what her son and daughter were wearing.
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originally belonged to george. how about that, even the royals pass down clothes from the older child to the younger child. imagine being a parent at that event. going to speak to that prince and princess. i don't want to daddy. just do it. >> i want the photo op. thank you. >> thank you. >> let's see what else is trending today. >> you ready for this one? this is a real act of sportsmanship ba i cleveland cavaliers won their first nba championship in nearly 50 years. the win not only brings pride to the city and players but the players get a really fancy championship ring. cool bring. however, owner of the cavs, dan gilbert wants to celebrate. he is fronting the money to all 1,000 employees at the quickened loan arena with a championship
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security guards. going to cost probably about $1 million. >> wow. >> and he's doing it because you can't put a price tag on loyalty to your employees, awesome. >> they say he's a great guy all the way around. >> love that. >> you'll hear about certain staff members getting a ring but down to that many, selling food. that's a class act. >> i love that. i think we're guilty of this. effeel e-mails all the time. >> a little bit. often. >> enough. >> compare yourself to me. behavioral psychologists use a term called ran democrat rewards and liken it to playing a slot machine where you pull the lever over and over and it pays off. let's face it, most of our e-mail is junk but just the thought like that little hope that you're going to get something good. >> one more. >> maybe. >> yes.
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>> sure, sure. >> mix it up. >> when you get your mail at home and thumb through the bills and junk and that one handwritten note and you go ooh, it's something i care about. >> that's why we all are constantly scratching that itch. >> i don't even check my phone when i wake up. i wait 15 minutes. >> really? is. >> once you open your eyes and start you know how your day goes like that. 15 minutes in the morning. >> good idea. >> you have been on my twitter feed. >> chew on this. a burger chain in australia offering the meal of a lifetime. cafe 51 is offering free burgers for life if you're willing to tattoo an image of one of their burgers on yourself. sounds crazy but some people have done it. in order to get the reward, the burger tattoo has to be life-size. >> what? >> no little skimpy burger
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here be willing to tattoo anything on themselves to get that item free for life? like what? >> i don't know. >> like a budweiser can. >> for life? >> sure. >> why not just print the words bmw on your arm? >> there you go. >> what would yours be? >> i don't know. first of all, i don't think i would do it. but something expensive like prada shoes or something. >> this is telling. >> what was easier? >> w dryer and a round brush. can you imagine if we got blowouts for free every single day? >> you got to put a hairdresser on there too. >> what would you do? >> i like that. >> do you want to do half start. >> yeah. soon. lady gaga has been announced as the halftime show performer. there were rumors says she signed the deal. gaga taking to twitter to say
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song. the rumors are true this year the super bowl will be gaga's second year in a row. you might recall last year she did sing the national anthem and nicole kid man opening up about her marriage to tom cruz. saying i was so young when i got married and look back now and go what? i had two kids by the time i was 27. that's what i wanted. she recently celebrated her 10th anniversary with keith urban saying their relationship is stronger than ever. there you go. >> great people. >> carson, thank you very much. let's send it back down to raleigh for a check with the weather with al. >> today's weather is brought to you by deepwater horizon starring mark wahlberg playing in theaters everywhere. >> and we are in downtown raleigh.
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it's the 4th annual wide open blue grass festival. we'll be talking about that coming up. in the meantime let's look at your weekend. we have also got the latest on matthew. this just in from the hurricane center category. 120 miles southeast of kingston jamaica. moving west, southwest at 14. path of the storm brings it across jamaica sometime early saturday morning as a category 3 storm. i should say mmo this should be dangerous for jamaica continuing across cuba and then it's out over the bahamas by wednesday. european model and the u.s. model differ from the final point there of the national hurricane center. we'll have to continue to watch
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and that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. thank you very much. anticipation already running high for tomorrow's season premier of "saturday night live." when the show announced donald trump. >> anticipation into the stratosphere. will it actually have an impact on the election? hoda has been looking at that. >> people popping the popcorn all right. alec baldwin has hosted the show more than anyone, 16 times. now he's taking on the role of the republican candidate at one of the most pivotal points in the race. a short promotional video was all it took. fans of "saturday night live"
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mckinnon's hillary clinton. >> i don't have a mean bone in my body. just ask anyone, except those close to me. >> the campaign has already given plenty of fodder to the late night show that has spent decades during politics into punch lines. skewering anyone seeking the highest office in the land. it all started with chevy chase playing the role of gerald ford. >> wait. from nixon, c to more recently, bush, gore. and obama. >> both the clinton campaign and the trump campaign are definitely going to be watching on saturday night to see how their candidates are portrayed. they may not have any say in how they come off, but they certainly care. >> snl impersonations, iconic. george h.w. bush helped form perception of the president.
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>> phil hartman mocked the president's waistline as bill clinton. >> are you going to finish these fries? >> the portrayal of george w. bush could be summed up in one word. >>strategery. >> pointed political satire reached a new level when snl brought tina fey to play sarah palin. >> and i can see russia from my house. >> some say it helped define ricky in there. >> what diva achieved was to take questions about sarah palin's readiness, her gaps in her knowledge or some of the things she said in her early days as a vp normal knee and turn them into water cooler conversations. >> though palin herself joined in on the fun with fey and baldwin. >> live from are new york, it's
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seen both major candidates appear on snl. >> keep 'em coming. >> hillary clinton serving up drinks as a bartender. >> donald trump. >> donald trump? isn't he the one that's like, uh, you're all losers. >> and last november, donald trump hosted the show. >> they don't have my talent, my money or especially my good looks. >> now with fewer than 40 days left until election day, the question is, what impact will >> if snl chooses to make donald trump a darker character, not one you can sort of laugh at but something you laugh at with a bit of unease, for some younger voters, that could push them away from him. >> it will all play out live from new york, an saturday night. >> and as most people probably know, baldwin says he is no trump fan but guarantee a lot of people will be tuning in. >> what will the debates be if
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>> i'll be watching sunday morning. can't wait to see it. >> by the way, you can see what happens when snl returns tomorrow night, 11:30, 10:30 central. she told him what it was like to be in a sketch last year with the real hillary clinton. >>en what's it like to do hillary clinton with hillary clinton this close to you? >> it's -- well, i felt a sense of sisterhood. i don't know. she felt that. i hope she did. i had she was such a riot. she just came in, and read the sketch and, like -- got all with the comedic beats. and i was like, oh, my gosh, she's going to be funnier than me. this is embarrassing. >> you can see a lot more of willie's interview with kate mckinnon on sunday, "today." just ahead, good music, good eats, a live performance from country star brett he will driven and the only snacks you'll neat to watch football or golf this weekend.
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?? usa! usa! usa! 2016. that's actually not our plaza crowd we're looking at. that's the crowd at the hazelton golf course in minnesota. this is an epic event. >> you wonder why carson and i can't wait to watch this. this is just as it's starting
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it looks like hockey. >> fans going at it with the american fans at hazelton in minnesota, where the contingent is strong. >> a lot of european fans. led by dustin johnson and jordan spieth and phil mickelson, tiger woods an assistant captain. going on all weekend long. catch it live on the golf channel right now and on nbc throughout the weekend. >> i have to say, it doesn't look like golf. that's were doing right there. coming up, you guys, you're going to love him. country music sensation and a hottie, brett eldridge is here, and we're going to talk to him about the hit song he's going to sing today. and willie's amazing wife, cristina geist is here with a new book and help for parents struggling to tuck in little ones with bedtime advice, and tells us about her awesome new book that helps parents in the late wee hours of the morning
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also, good eats for the big game. a special football theme that everybody can agree on, no matter who you're rooting for during sunday night's big game. >> cannot wait. and calling anyone who wants to update a room at home, maybe you just had a baby, you need to turn that office into a nursery or empty nester, you want a man cave, i don't know -- want a man cave, hoda? go to today.com, send us a picture of the room and we may >> great. and now back down to al for a check of the weather. >> we are in downtown raleigh, the fourth annual wide-open bluegrass music festival. these guys, big winners last night. jerry douglas and the earls of lester. 13-time grammy winners. 14-time. they picked one up while we were talking. unbelievable. let her rip, boys!
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. let's show you your forecast, starting off with sunday. we are looking at wet weather along the northeast coast. we expect to see wet weather around the great lakes, rain in the pacific northwest. and some showers in the plains. sunday, sunday! we're looking at more rain in new england, where we need it. we're looking at wet weather through the western plains. northern california, right o sunshine from the gulf, all the way up into the northern mississippi river valley. let's hear a little more of the
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? get that weather any time you need it any time on the weather channel. ?? >> love it! you can't be in a bad mood and listen to bluegrass. guys, back to you. >> it speaks to me, al. love it so much. thank you. have fun. and now to expecting today. and a struggle all parents face. how do we get our little ones to turn off all of that adorable energy when it is time to go to
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"buddy's bedtime battery" all about quieting your toddler. and the author, cristina geist, brand strategist and entrepreneur, wife to wylie. christine and willie, good morning. >> hi, savannah. >> first of all, this is fabulous, i have read it. so perfect for getting your kid excited about going to bed and calms them down. >> it's a little counterintuitive. kids two years apart, which means the second baby comes along and you're concerned about the newborn and their bedtime routine. you forget, though, that in todayler hood, people don't want to buy a second crib so we're moving toddlers into beds maybe a little early. >> you're describing my life right now. >> and those toddlers wander around your house in the middle of the night. >> so this is how to take that
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him a modern technological spin to get the baby -- little boy excited about going to bed. explain. >> yeah, yeah. so it's this age-old technique called progressive muscle relaxation that i actually ironically learned in a health and wellness class in high school and i never forget it in my life to release tension and stress in my body. so with our kids, i was having a hard time getting them settled to bed and our books are about putting good night moon is about putting the moon to sleep but not the kid's body. >> so dale goes into a toddler bed. you have these figures that appear in the middle of the night, like out of a stephen king horror film. you open your eyes and they're just standing in front of you or there is just a silhouette in the doorway. they get up and wander from these beds. our son george, i got up 4:00, 4:5 in the morning, go out there, he's sitting on the floor
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nuggets. so i put him back into the big boy bed. >> naked, right? >> yeah, a little bit naked. >> apple doesn't fall far from the tree. >> so i put him back in the bed with the nuggets, so cristina wakes up to a kid covered in nuggets and grease. so that's the wandering that happens. >> i love this, because your character, buddy, kind of powers down each of his limbs. super cute. i heard you came with some advice for me. >> we did. >> that i need, badly. we just -- i don't know, wouldn't it be cool if your husband were here to help talk through it? >> that might be helpful. >> it would be easier if mike were here. >> oh, my god! oh, my gosh! hi, husband! you really surprised me! he was telling me, i can't get out of the house this morning. it's all crazy. and -- hi, sweetie! >> we tried to get vale to come, but she is booked for another morning. she wouldn't do it. >> young lady.
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it's just the best. >> just like you guys! >> we try to do everything like the guys. >> give your face to facery favorite tip. first of all, we're not parenting experts. we do happen to be parents. and so our first bit of advice might be controversial. all bets are off at bedtime. we covered that. >> yes. >> secondly, i think sharing is a little bit overrated. when you have a 2-year-old in the house and a baby shows up and she has parents, her home, her entire life with this new baby, i think it's okay for some things to still be vale's. >> that's good, because she likes to say "mine" all of the time. >> i think that's okay. i honestly think that's all right. and then she can learn that some things belong to baby, right? and you can teach her to ask baby for a turn before she steals his teddy bear. >> oh-oh, okay. >> or his toy. >> i like that. >> yeah. the next one is don't overthink it, right? willie can speak to this one with lucy and when george was
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huge moment and lucy or vale's life. we have to buy a gift for lucy. lucy doesn't care about anyone but herself. let's be honest. >> and now she does. >> age 2. and vale will be the same way. so just let her have her thing and don't let her overthink. >> the first time she meets the baby. >> she knows there is something going on. we're trying to make her comfortable with it. and she senses it. >> oh, >> right. as long as her world stays the same, and grownups follow her around, which is all she wants as a 2-year-old, she's going to be fine. >> okay. we're out of time, but i have to say, how did this transform into this awesome segment for us, when i have to say, this is a great book. cristina geist is the author. "buddy's bedtime battery." run out and get it. it's really fun. and more from them, including a read-along feature. faces you'll know from "today." check it out. real crowd pleasers if
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back now with today food. the kansas city chiefs and the pittsburgh steelers, our friend and celebrity chef, sunny anderson has come up with favorites to celebrate both ci. not having any favorites here. i like that. >> i'm a giants fan, but repping for the steelers and chiefs today. >> we're making rib sandwiches. where do we start? >> home of alex smith. we're going to make slow cooker barbecue ribs sandwiches. very simple to do. baby back ribs. garlic powder, a little bit of mustard, put that into the bowl and make the rub for me.
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pepper, paprika. we save half of this rub, and we're going to make the barbecue sauce out of it, okay? >> all right. so we take some of that and put it right on the baby backs. >> right into the slow cooker. you're going to do that on low. or high. that's the cool thing about a slow cooker. >> what goes in first? >> two beers, baby. whatever beers you like. put them in there, your rub rib goes in. >> trick to the slow cooker, don't peek. >> the connective tissue comes apart, that's what theam about. the sauce, ketchup and molasses, big in kansas city, the molasses flavor. add half of that rub. >> that's great. >> cook it down, stir it. the ribs come out of the slow cooker, you're going to brush them with the sauce. you're going to put them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15, 20 minutes. >> when they come out, that means it's going to fall right off the bone. >> yes, sirrery. >> take it and put it on good old white bread? >> anywhere in the south, they
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wrong. and a quick hot pepper sauce. you like that. easy as 1, 2, 3. it is one cup of vinegar, two cups of peppers. >> i don't want to short-change pittsburgh. talk about the ingredients for per owingy pizza. >> miller, congratulations on your retirement. we'll show you how to caramelize onions. get them into your slow cooker, olive oil, salt and pepper, turn it on high or low, stir it around every hour or then i've got in here, 1, 2, 3, a cup of heavy cream -- >> we've guys downstairs tasting this. >> i hope you guys like it. i'm representing pizza today, per rowingy pizza for pittsburgh. heavy cream and one clove of garlic. add in some spinach. >> okay. cream that up. >> creams up. >> these are cool. these are like predone crusts. >> well, actually, we predid that here.
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pop tube in the aisle which has all of the pop tube cookies and stuff like that or just buy it in the freezer section. this is the sauce, you add it on. we've got the per rowingy here out of the freezer section. usually they look like a ravioli. if you can't find it, use ravioli. cut them, slice them, put them on. and then just go ahead and top with the bacon, some cheese, get it in the oven, 400 degrees for a few minutes. give it a nice little stir. >> who wins the game? kansas city or tt >> can't do that to me now. the giants win, you know what i'm saying? i've got to tell you -- >> pick one. >> i think kansas city is going to do it. i think they're going to do it. >> guys, thumbs up, right? >> don't hate on me, america. >> football, golf. >> a piece of white bread on it. >> look at her shoes. >> do you guys like the pizza, though? >> i love it. >> thank you. you can catch the steelers and the chiefs sunday night
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that is 7:00 eastern. up next, some live music from country star, brett eldridge on a friday morning.
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?? the city concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. music, which we love, there is no one hotter than our next guest. >> brett eldredge, his song debuted at number one on the billboard country album charts and he's got dreamy blue eyes. >> oh! >> you're making me blush this early. come on. >> good morning. >> we are talking about how we love this song you're going to play. you want when everyone hears a song to nod their head and say
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specifically for me. >> every time. i want to be the song that makes you laugh, that song that makes you cry. i want people to listen to this ask take it back to that moment they fell in love or the big moments in their life. i love to sing. this is my favorite song i've ever written, i think. >> wow. >> okay, let's go! ?? ? radio and a sun dress ? ? making my world all a mess ? ? that corner of a cornfield ? ? pulled a lever lay the seat back laughing ? ? you slipping off your shoes ?
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? i want to be that song that gets you high makes you dance makes you fall ? ? that melody disappear ? ? want to be those words that fill you up ? ? roll your windows down and keeps you young ? ? makes you believe right where you belong ? ? want to be that song ? ? wanna be wanna be wanna be that song ? ? whoa ? i wanna stand with you in the third row window booth at a bar ? ? back pugh on a sunday pouring out your heart ?
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? when you're sitting all alone ? ? when the rain is pouring and you need something to take you home ? ? wanna be that song that gets you high ? ? makes you dance makes you fall ? ? that melody rewinds years ? ? once disappear makes time stall ? ? wanna be those words that fill you up ? ? pull your windows down and keeps you young ? ? where you belong ? ?? ? but when you're searching the horizon ? when your eyes look back ? ? when you're standing in the moment every life has a sound track ? ? oh i wanna be i wanna be ?
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? i wanna be that song that gets you high ? ? makes you dance makes you fall ? ? that melody rewinds years once disappear makes time stall ? ? i wanna be those words that fill you up ? ? pull your windows down and keeps you young ? ? makes you believe you're right where you belong ? ?? ? wanna be that song ? ? whoa ? ? when the bottle's dry ? ? when the sky is falling and you're asking yourself why ? ? ? whoa ? ? yeah ? ? i wanna be ? ? whoa i wanna be that song ?? >> woo!
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>> my favorite song you've ever written too. you were debating, did you look at me or her? >> that was for me. that was for me. >> i wish you all could be in the crowd every song. >> that can be arranged. brett eldredge's album is "illinois." >> this is "today" on nbc. >> if he doesn't take out a
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one week from tomorrow, a new show premiers on nbc. we're so excited, because it features our own jenna bush hager. >> it's really cool, it's called "give" and shines a light on small charities making a huge difference every week. celebrity ambassadors from movie, v, and meet inspiring individuals working to improve their communities. jenna, this is great. >> i know, i'm so excited. blair underwood asked me to come on board this summer, right is a little off. but we made it happen. and really, it's a whole show about giving back to those who give themselves every day to people. and there are some tears. >> mostly yours. >> mostly mine. i'm crying every single week, which i love. but these are people that, you know, are changing lives. and so we surprise them by giving back to them. >> i know you've been doing so much travel with this and
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small charities. these aren't charities that don't need the help. >> these are small charities making a huge impact, too. and it's so much fun. the first episode i wore a wig, which wasn't that much fun, because i walked in and they were like, jenna bush. that wig really happened. >> "give" premiers next saturday night, october 8th.
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gnome . this morning on "today's take" a peek inside their house. and tune in to win. how you can snag our friday give-away. and it's barbecue with the glue grass st now. from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker, tamron hall, and billy bush. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and welcome to "today" on this friday morning, september 30th. al is down south. tamron is here. tamron, is struggling in a pair of pants.
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your tight pants ? >> is that a song? >> jimmy fallon. the tight pants bit. >> we'll see what al is wearing when we head to the bluegrass festival. billy likes to comment on my outfits. and i don't mind. it doesn't bother me at all. but today, ladies and gentlemen, billy bush walked into our set like thurston howell iii. >> i'm getting a lot of heat for this shirt. >> please model this for us. and i love thatre supporting horizon. can you show us your outfit? >> well, it's a little casual down below, but matt lauer just walked by the dressing room and said, "what time does the yacht alive"? >> beer began garden waist down and own the factory -- friday, we're so happy you're joining us, the end of the workweek for many people.
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workers. but we wanted to do feel-good friday. things that make us happy on friday. >> this is a special one because the families in town -- >> so cute. >> she's the best. she is back -- back with laura in our makeup room getting her -- a little blowout. mom found out about it. my wife sydney at the apartment with my oldest daughter, josi, who sleeps later. they heard about the free blowout she got and are cram belling -- free blowout from the makeup people. >> because they take care of all of the guests. >> i love your haircut. ites like an hombre? >> okay. so i died it like bright red, and then it's still fading out. >> you did that in the summer, right? the beginning of the summer, died it bright red. >> like august. >> did you like the beyonce concert? >> yeah, it was fun. >> it was amazing? >> lily, i told you -- she asked me for a ticket to go see beyonce and i said how much it?
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said you better sell some lemon none made. how many days did it -- >> that wasn't your idea. it took four days. >> took four days? what was my idea? >> i love children, they say the darnest things. you should moderate a debate. it wasn't billy's idea. it was hers. and it took you four days. that's still good. >> i said you could make some money for it, right? >> you did say that. >> but the lemonade was your idea. >> lemonade for lemonade. >> a moderator >> that's his feel-good friday. my feel-good friday. my obsession daily. but on fridays, i wake up in the morning about 4:00, and i scroll through these pictures, like a madwoman. it's an instagram account called fro babies, and there are photos and videos of babies like this. look at him! >> oh, my gosh. >> i don't know whose children they are. if you need a babysitter, call me. just filled with video and pictures. look at that. >> oh, my gosh. >> i whip my hair back and forth
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it's like, look at her. >> that mom must wake up at 3:00 in the morning to get going on that hair. >> absolutely. >> wow. that is wild. >> so parents submit their children curly hair of all kinds. beautiful babies of all kinds to this instagram account that is the joy of my life. >> that is your feel-good friday. now we have a producer's pick. we don't know anything about this. but our producers have their own feel-good friday. pop it up. >> let's see it. roll it. >> baby pandas. these little public debut apparently in china on thursday. 23 of them. >> are they all from one panda mom? >> ranging from 1 month to 4 months old. >> oh, okay. >> that is one wild little litter right there. >> so cute! >> no fro babies, but they're cute. >> no fro babies. and you know what, you can always tweet us -- billy is not on twitter, but i mind his twitter account. i love when people tweet, can
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enough jobs. send it to us and let you know what makes you feel good. she's all my obsession. >> we heard that lady gaga was going to do the halftime at the super bowl. it's true. she confirmed it in a tweet. she says, it's not an illusion. the rumors are true this year. the super bowl goes gaga. do you think she's going to need a lift, someone else to feature -- to join, or can she handle it solo all the way through? >> of course she needs no one else. i wanted to bring out great relationship and i love that she has his admiration. >> tony bennett at the halftime of the super bowl? >> super super bowl often does a generational thing. they bring out someone that the wider audience over -- 55 might -- you know, know. and then they bring out someone else. >> bring him out in chaps. >> tony bennett in chaps? you know, when al interviewed tony, he said he wanted to perform with beyonce, and
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maybe that's when tony bennett -- but beyonce was there last year, right? well, i don't think gaga needs anyone. i think she's going to just blow it out. and it's in texas. road trip. >> she can do it for the boys and do it -- she's got all kinds of levels. >> oh, look at this picture. i was looking at this instagram. it's a picture of gaga with the nfl logo strategically placed with a cowboy hat with a guitar. >> >> she's so smart. everything about her. >> so it's going to be good. >> little monsters. >> we've got to see these royal photos here. just to revel in the cuteness, prince george and princess charlotte rolling strong in canada with the children of the canadian military. a rare joint appearance, official event. look at him. playing with balloons. >> there is video -- he got on a horse. but there's a picture -- >> it's a pony. >> of charlotte running towards
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she's lost her mind like every kid when they see a balloon. it is so adorable. >> the guy next to the balloon animal. her first word, it was reported, that charlotte's first word was "pop." >> pop? >> she looked at balloons and said "pop." and a bubble. >> so cute. i understand it, billy, as we look at your fashion choice today, that you have a little royal in you, at least as a child. >> like as if my mom -- my mom used to dress me up --e george. >> look. >> like george? >> that's me. >> billy or prince george? who wore it -- look at this picture. >> thanks mom. that's me charming i guess the guy that runs the buffet. >> okay, here we go. >> oh, wow. >> who wore it best? >> i think i did. >> billy -- no. prince george's legs are longer. you already have those -- >> oh, i'm stocky. >> stocky thighs that now turn into man spread.
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thighs. >> i've never heard anyone say that in my life. >> so check this out. this is matt and ben. they're teaming up with, of course, tom brady of -- their buddy from the new england patriots. these great charity campaigns, like ryan gosling doing one to visit the set of "blade runner." if you win, donating 10 bucks, you get to have pizza with matt damon. in t little matt versus ben in "who is better pals with tom." >> let's ask t-bone, who he's better friends with. >> that's not his nickname. >> t-bone? i'm starting it. >> hey, guys. >> i think it's going to catch fire. >> you're going to name him after a steak. why not call him [ bleep ] prime rib. >> why not ask him who he pointed to after the touchdown in new orleans and looked at him, you, you're the one and gave the double wink to in the
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when we get his half of our matching tattoo. >> you got that tattoo four years ago. when are you going to admit he's never going to get his half? this. >> he will and when he gets it, we're going to press our arms together and it's going to be majestic and beautiful and just for us and you're going to be so jealous. >> guys. >> hey, tom! >> hey, tom. >> hey, tommy. >> what's up? >> t-bone! >> t-bone? >> i think i might submit -- i'd love to have pizza and beer with ben, tom and matt! >> what would you talk about? >> who cares? >> just anything. >> see, i'm thinking, like, what do you have in common, what would you share? >> have a beer, eat a little pizza. hang out. >> i just saw a picture of tom and gisele in porta fina. the ball thing -- >> deflategate? >> it's interesting. i want to see who wins this contest. you should submit a video. why don't we do that. >> no, i'm going to buy a bunch
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win that experience. i would like to win that. of noift bim, did you see matt turning this. a man bun in the back. >> that's got to be for a role. it's not like he's playing a pirate or something. i don't know. up next, the guy who let someone cut in front of him in line. it's a line to get lotto tickets. what do you think happened? >> he lets the other guy in front of him -- >> who did karma serve? after this. [ distorted voice ] progressive claims to show people but what's really going on? when played backwards at 1/8th speed you can clearly hear... what could that mean? woman: tom? tom! they're just commercials. or are they? you're waking the neighbors. well, mom, maybe the neighbors need to be woke. i think it's actually "awoken." no, that doesn't even seem right. no, it's "awoken."
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back now with more of "today's take." zayn malik -- >> top five. he is the cutest. i think he made the best decision going out on his own. this is his clean-shaven face. oh -- >> oh, way better on the right! not even close. >> grow that hair back now. chia seeds, whatever you need to do. get the hair back on your chin. >> excuse me, you like him better with the beard? a first of all, he has the face of an angel. >> then unshave it -- >> but see, he's got such -- such innocent little doey eyes that he gets edge with the beard. i think once you leave a boy band -- >> wrong kind of edge. >> you think he's a bad boy? >> looks creepy. on the right, clean-shaven and handsome. >> looks like a lot of other really cute model guys, like you could see him on a runway just about anywhere. on the left with the beard, it's
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>> i'm very concerned about your judgment. leonardo dicaprio. do we have leonardo dicaprio here? what about leo? clean -- that's not even close. >> clean. that's not even close. and then we picked the picture with his hair moist or something. beard. i go with the beard. because he looks like you can hang out with him with the beard -- with the tux and the clean -- he looks like he's trying to be someone he's not. >> can we agree the hat needs to come off? >> the hat is terrible. >> what about common? >> absolutelhe >> beard too? i say beard as well. >> i told him that. it's just the beard is better. both. i'll take both. >> i like clean-shaven on him. >> see, okay. but here's the deal-breaker for me. the deal-breaker, like i've got a choice. the hair. i don't like his hair. i don't like when you guys do your hair back like that. it looks like you're trying to be all hollywood. >> sometimes you've got to throw it in -- >> the piece de resistance.
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just hot. totally hot. that beard is just -- >> because he's one of my television icons, i'm going to say both. but my heart says something else. he's my -- i look up to that man, so i will just leave it as -- >> he is a legend. check this out, a new zealand guy is $1 million richer, all because of his fabulous manners. he was waiting in line for a lotto ticket, so he let this person cut innt first. >> so they both were waiting -- >> some pushy person -- you go right ahead. guess what? the guy then went on to win the million! so you get good karma for being polite. let the guy go, he wins the million. >> love it. >> boom. >> i love that. guys nice finish first. we always say that and you tell your kids don't give into this notion that nice guys finish last. that is proof. he's got 1 million bucks to prove it. before taxes. >> that said, on occasion,
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finish first. check this out at the ryder cup yesterday, an american fan, this guy david johnson is heckling some of the europeans. we don't want them to win, but we don't heckle the europeans. so what did they do? henrik stenson stops and says, come her pal. come on here with your baggy jeans and let's see you drain an 11-foot putt. there is rory mcilroy, the number one golfer in the world. >> his body language reads like -- the crowd is going one, hits it way too hard, but drills it. into the back of the cup. usa, usa! >> i'm so mad about this video. so the guy is being mean. they challenge him, basically, to rub his nose in being a jerk. then he gets on and he gets the money. >> obnoxious americans coming out on top. >> i don't like this story. >> by the way, had he missed that putt, he would have been 30 feet past the hole.
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>> instead -- >> al is gone, but he's not -- totally gone. >> so far away. >> >> down in raleigh, north carolina. he's got a huge crowd with him, of course, because -- >> yes, we are here for the fourth -- the fourth annual wide open bluegrass festival in raleigh, north carolina. we've got the second generation of blue -- the next generation of bluegrass. this is shadow grass. ranging in ages from 11 to 16. and together. and we want you to go to their facebook page. shadow grass. like them. we're going to hear more from them in just a little bit. we want to get you up to date on hurricane matthew. this is a powerful storm that's getting itself together right now. it's category 2, 520 miles east-southeast of kingston, jamaica. 105 miles per hour, winds west-southwest at 14 miles per hour. now the track brings it across
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jamaica. monday morning. category 3 storm. 120-mile-an-hour winds. tuesday morning across eastern cuba. then miami is within the cone of uncertainty wednesday morning. the european model and the u.s. model -- u.s. model closer to the u.s. the european model south and further away to the east. we're going to have to continue to watch this. and marine interests will have to obviously be formed. but closer to weather along the mid atlantic coast. windy and flood advisories in effect. monsoon showers through the southwest.
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and that's your latest weather from downtown raleigh. and the fourth annual wide open bluegrass festival. and the music of shadow grass. we'll have them in just a little while. guys? >> al, you've got to give us little hoe down there with your sneakers on. you look so hip. pan down. >> looking fresh. >> these are my chuck 2s. my chuck taylor all-star 2s, my converse 2s. and by the way, props to you. i have not seen the thurston howell iii look in a long time. >> it's hilarious. >> i guess that makes you lovie, tamron. >> that is horrible! okay, professor. thank you very much. >> one of the ascots in al's dressing room.
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from that festival, but al didn't show us. >> later. all right. >> he's doing it later. up next, it is the best day of the week. and you know why. it's our freebie friday. us celebrating free stuff with you. so stay tuned to find out how you can get your hands on one of our best give-aways in the
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but the fans don't mind. time for freebie friday. just great free stuff. oh, thanks. >> they come in 100 colors. >> i'm going to hold on to you. >> we'll find our winners. you go first. >> woo! okay. okay. i'll go first. i'll go first. billy bush. >> okay. hold on. hold on. >> woo! >> good luck in school. what grade are you in? >> seventh grade. >> seventh grade. are you going to do your homework on that? it's a tablet and it's a laptop. >> oh, this is awesome. >> make sure you do your homework on it. >> i'm going to talk to my winner. how are you feeling? >> good, thank you! >> are you in shock? >> a little.
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i'm not in school. >> well, this will help you study whatever you want then. >> thank you. >> if you're not in school. >> there you have it. >> weathering the rain out here. this is unbelievable. okay. and you know what? who has got -- who is a mom of like a 3-year-old? >> oh. 4-year-old, 5-year-old? >> 6-year-old! >> right here? >> a 6-year-old? >> i have it in inside. an extra give-away. >> oh. >> a copy of willie geist's greatest children book about putting the fella to bed at night. i'm going to it bring it out, all right? >> that would be great! >> we'll get them to sign it. i know them. >> oh, that's great! >> i started it reading it on monday and i'm almost finished. >> when billy is done reading it we'll get it mailed to you. >> you have a chance too.
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?? they are the undisputed superstar, wwe couple with millions of fans around the world. john cena and nikki bella, fierce wrestling competitors, but when nikki got a serious neck injury, requiring surgery, three months so she needed a little extra help. >> so what else do you do? you invite your sister. nikki's sister bri and husband, to live with them. you can imagine the results of the new reality tv show has us in stitches. "total bella" and john is particular about his home. >> uptight. >> this table looks so beautiful. >> it does. >> so nice. >> i think it's so nice to dress up for each other. >> it is fun.
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>> on you're right. >> we don't need to do that right now. >> i do. got to get on it immediately. >> oh, man, it goes on from there. >> yeah, it does. >> is uptight fair? >> i think -- i just like -- >> super clean. >> yeah, i like everything to be well-kept. >> but people were eating off the plate. you can't clean after? >> i can't eat off a table cloth that has wine spilled all over good party will be spilled? >> what are the psychological issues that are at the root of john's extra tidiness and sort of stringent rules? >> i think -- i guess why we make such a great couple, i'm the exact same way. i would hate it if john was messy, i think he likes things super neat and tidy. maybe because he's used to hotels. >> i'm particular to live with. i'm used to being a loner and living by my own rules and
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to have all of these people come into your house and that's what "total bellas", a flux of her family. all my rules upside down and all things are not the way they're supposed to be. >> but you did it for love. after the injury, you needed people -- >> aww! >> some of the rules are frankly quite awesome. like, there's what -- he says, once a week, formal dinner. >> i love that. >> "downton abbey," put on your best outf a >> that is something under private school, i was able to go to boarding school and they got together once a week, and it breeds conversation, you have to talk to each other about your day. no cell devices, no -- nothing to the table. you just bring whatever happened to you that week or day, and you invest in the dinner. when you dress up, when you make -- you prepare yourself, you invest in the occasion. so the occasion becomes something of something to talk about. >> that's awesome.
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husband to get used to? >> i actually loved the rules, but -- >> she's just saying that. >> she's just saying that -- >> i think it was josi not being able to be in the main house, because here we had -- >> the dog. of. >> josi the dog, who is like my niece. and so her not being able to be in the main house, which she does shed really bad. that was really tough. and maybe that's why she bit john. >> wait, the dog bit you. you took it in stride, but the dog bit you. >> yeah, and there it is right there. just one of those things that happened by accident. but i just made well aware to the dog's owners that i am taking it in stride but some people would not. >> do you other than in the ring, are you wild and lose -- >> very much so. >> no. >> he is so much fun. >> every minute of the day. >> this is me not excited. >> people think that, though. but he's actually a lot of fun. >> how does -- daniel -- comes in, right?
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your sister's husband. and -- you know, john is -- he's a big man. >> intimidating. >> but john is twice the size. and all of a sudden john has got all of these rules for him. he has to swallow a little bit of his man pride here. it must be tough for him. >> yeah, i think it was tough for him. but bri is the boss of the relationship, no offense, brian. >> all of us. even it being my house of it was an experience for everybody. >> could you do it permanently? >> you know what? i don't know. >> maybe if he had, like -- >> i'm kind of outside looking in. but i don't know. your family kind of gravitates towards each other. they love each other so much. >> oh. >> it was an honor to be surrounded by that. they have their ups and downs just like every other family but i think that's what's going to make the show special. "total bellas".
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>> so strong, like your character. >> easy, now. >> i'm thurston howell. >> he is -- as soon as someone walks in, he's like, that looks strong. >> >> i'll give you a phone number after. >> this character you feel is a great role model for relationships in men these days on tv. why do you think that? >> "madam thing to say, it's a story about strong woman. but we have actually had three women secretary of states. it's not all that fresh, honestly. it's true. but i think what's really interesting about this show for me is that this is also about a guy who frankly is strong enough and confident enough to support this woman, not try to undermine her, or not feel insecure about the fact that his wife, in a more powerful position, at least publicly, than he is.
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operative. >> there is that. there is that background. >> hard to feel less-than when you're a cia operative. >> i go to both conventions with my organization, the creative coalition and i was at the democratic coalition, and i ran into bill clinton, and he looked at me and said, you! you come over here. i've been the husband of the secretary of state, but i want to do some of that spy stuff you do! >> he's got too much time on his hands. >> iid clinton. that's pretty good. >> i read they were fans of the show. turns out they really are. >> that's nice! >> you have fantastic chemistry with taya and i know there is a relationship off-screen, but there was a moment -- >> it's been confirmed -- >> the white house correspondents' dinner, weren't you dates there? >> he was with madeline albright. but i saw you a extra attention. was there a moment when your acting -- look, great husband
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even acting. this is real. >> no. i mean, we're acting. but we work really hard on making that relationship seem real. and it's kind of refreshing, because it is a marriage that's working, despite all of the challenges. they're deeply committed and i think that's -- sadly sort of fresh on tv right now. because most of marriages you see are disaster. >> how do you keep the show fresh with everything happening in the political world. >> the real >> i have to say that i think the writers have some kind of pipeline into things that we don't know about, because we do these scripts, and then people say, is that ripped from the headlines, and i'm like no, it's ripped from the future. >> like the cyber crime. >> they have a crystal ball, it seems, because they're able to write these stories that predicts things that are going to happen later. it's wild. >> so we should watch the show to find out how this election is going to end? >> oh, gosh.
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that. but it's -- taking a little different take. >> quickly, quickly, quickly. taya leone owe as a fan, your favorite role of hers. >> "spanglish." i can't believe she wasn't nominated for an academy award. >> i know! i love that you didn't give a pause. you knew where you would go. >> that is one of the -- >> madeline albright will not like that you answered that so quickly about your other date. >> oh. but i did -- madeline white house correspondents' dinner girlfriend. we spend a lot of time. >> one night a year. >> season three of "madam secretary" premiers this sunday night. and we head back down to al in raleigh for a check of the weather. >> that's right, guys. well, we're under the tent, because it is raining here. but the music from shadow grass, greats group of kids from 11 to 16, they're playing at the fourth annual wide-open bluegrass festival here in
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it becomes the first thing they reach for. ranch mashed potatoes. hidden valley ranch. mix it up. okay, so this morning on "today" food, bluegrass and bbq. the folks from north carolina passionate. al i a and getting a taste. >> i really wanted to see him dance. he started a move and i want to see him finish. what you got, mr. roker? >> we've got a pretty good thunderstorm going on so we may have some satellite rain fade, in case we lose you. joining me now, matthew register from southern smoke barbecue from garland, north carolina, part of the glue grass festival here, one of the chefs. and i love. this you're making a speed potato hash. >> yes.
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we love sweet potatoes and doing a north carolina pork belly and sweet potato hash. >> i love this. >> perfect. we're going to dice up these potatoes, pretty good chunks and we're going to stick this in a preheated oven on a greased service at 350. cook them until they're not quite fork-tender but almost finished. and then we dump that in with the pork -- >> spices here. >> yeah, a lot of spices. and one of the keys to this dish, that's kind of a secret th the bacon grease. >> ooh. >> the pork belly grease. coat it. >> of course. >> we've always cooked that. >> how do you not? >> and then a little bit of ginger. we're going to put a little bit of parsley in there. >> okay. >> we're going to put -- let's see. >> cinnamon? >> yeah, a little cinnamon. and then also we have a little bit of nutmeg. because we want to give it that fall flavor. we've also got a little bit of north carolina sea salt. >> oh, my gosh.
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three or four minutes until those potatoes get completely finished. and then we're going to serve it up. and you can -- this is a side dish, but you can make a complete meal. >> and then we've got some coleslaw. >> coleslaw, eastern north carolina barbecue. i'm an eastern north carolina guy. a little blueberry cobbler. >> what's the difference between the eastern -- >> the two sauces. in the western part of the state, we have a little bit of a tomato base. >> so that is this? >> yeah, a little bit o there is no tomato in it. just vinegar, and be careful. that's -- tart. that's what we -- >> i love barbecue sauce here. east and west, very nice. all right. matthew register. >> thank you. welcome to raleigh. >> thank you, we appreciate it. and we've got more coming up with "today." but first, this is "today" on nbc. hey, guys! hit it! ??
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