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?? good good morning. battle ready. donald trump and hillary clinton set to take the stage tonight at our commander in chief forum. a new poll shows trump way ahead with active service members and veterans. clinton takes a swipe at her ris forces. >> the own things that is clear is heas no clue about what he's talking about. >> what will both candidates have to do to win the military vote? $1.7 billion. that's how much the obama administration now admits it sent iran in cash earlier this year. more than four times what it initially said it delivered. what was the money for, and why wasn't the government more up
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years after the crime. a minnesota man confesses in graphic detail to the kidnapping and killing of an 11-year-old boy. the victim's heartbroken mother speaking out for the first time since her son's body was found just days ago. >> for us, jacob was alive until we found him. >> this morning, the link to another crime that helped crack the case. and under pressure. amid sinking sales, apple iphone 7 at a big event. how will it be different, and will it help the tech giant cook up big sales today? wednesday, september 7th, 2016. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer, live from the "intrepid" air and space museum in new york.
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welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm standing here at new york's intrepid air and space museum along the hudson river. this is the site of tonight's commander in chief forum. the first joint candidate event of this general election season. we'll tell you much more about what we have in store for the candidates later on. savannah's back in studio 1a, a few blocks from here. good morning to you. >> good morning. what a sighting you have there. these are the issues that voters consistently say are at the top of their lin >> no question about it. let me set the stage for you. during this hour-long event that i'll be moderating, clinton and trump will appear back to back, taking questions on national security, military affairs, and veterans issues from an audience of active and veteran service members. last night there was a coin toss. it was held to determine the order of appearance. trump won the coin toss and has chosen to go second. hillary clinton will go first. >> okay. what the candidates have to say
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the election, of course, 62 days away now. with that in mind, here's a quick look at the state of the race today. ahead of your forum, trump has stumped in new york and philadelphia where the republican nominee will also be addressing veterans issues and national security. chelsea clinton will be in the battleground state of pennsylvania, as well, hitting the campaign trail for her mom for the first time since the birth of her second child, aidan, in june. and the race tight. the latest poll shows hillary clinton leading trump in that state, but now just by four points. a tight race. >> all right. thank you very much. a lot to get to in the presidential race including another new poll that's significant to tonight's forum. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is here with me with more on that. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. upon a bad backdrop for tonight certainly. on deck, the issues of veterans and national security.
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president that of commander in chief. both hillary clinton and donald trump are facing skeptical voters. a brand-new poll out this morning shows nearly 60% of american say they do not have confidence in trump's ability to head our armed forces, and 52% say they lack the same confidence in clinton. facing their first fierce battle, hillary clinton and donald trump's task tonight, to portray themselves as commander in chief. clinton launching a presumptive message on air and trump's controversial comments -- >> john mccain, he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured, okay. >> reporter: our poll shows trump leads clinton by 19 votes among veteran voters.
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and hillary clinton says she has 95 retired admirals and generals supporting her. she weighed in on global hot spots like north korea. >> what i would simply say is, china, this is your baby, this is your problem. you solve the problem. >> reporter: on syria, ducking a question about whether he supports a regime change. >> look, we have a problem. it's called isis. isis is fighting syria. >> reporter: and on russia -- >> wouldn't it b along with russia? >> reporter: even using vladimir putin to bash clinton. >> putin looks at her and laughs, okay. he laughs. then he smiles. boy, would he like to see her. >> reporter: clinton firing back -- >> we're going to work with our allies, not insult them. we're going to stand up to our adversaries, not cozy up to them. >> reporter: in a tightening race, clinton's trying to get pack on offense. hammering trump for refusing to release tax returns. >> he clearly has something to
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is, but we're getting better guesses about what it probably is. >> reporter: trump slamming clinton after the fbi revealed after the interview with her about her private e-mail server she repeatedly couldn't recall key details. >> if she really can't remember, she can't be president. she doesn't remember anything. >> reporter: back to the topic of tonight. here's another statistic that stuck out us to. more americans trust hillary clinton to make the right decisions with the nuclear codes. 44% for 26% of americans say they don't trust either of them. just to emphasize the importance of the national security debate, remember this sunday marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11. and american voters already making up their minds. early voting including mail-in ballots by active duty military, matt, begins in many states this month. >> all right. peter, thank you very much. we appreciate it. let's talk more about what we expect to hear from the
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let's bring in nicole wallace and steve kornacki, made their way to the "intrepid." talk about the polling. 59% of people don't trust donald trump with the future of our military. 52% don't trust hillary clinton. yet, she is trailing him by 19 points with active military and veterans. why? >> well, this is a group of voters who really measure your toughness. if donald trump has one asset that wasn't dampened by his tumultuous and disastrous sense that he's still tough enough. i think that was one of the attributes that held up. what he has to prove is that he also can be measured. i think that's his testimony. >> steve, this is about the 3:00 a.m. phone call. this is about national security. what does donald trump have to say to prove to american voters that he is in fact ready for the role of commander in chief? >> yeah, the other poll number out there that always jumps out at me is temperament. when you ask people which of these candidates has the better temperament, she beats him 2-1, 3-1.
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way to reassure people, again, it's when you have gut decisions as president, you have the poll about your finger on the button. they don't trust him now with something that basic and that fundamental. >> steve brings up a good point. with donald trump, the word you hear more often than any other is temperament. when it comes to hillary clinton, you hear judgment. >> right. >> you hear trust. what does she need to say to veterans and voters tonight that lets them understand that she's got the right judgment and can trust her to make the key decisions? >> there's a hillary clinton that did pretty well on that question and who forged relationships across the aisle. and that was the hillary clinton who served in the united states senate as new york state's representative. she was on the senate armed service the committee. she made many trips to the region. we were a country at war while she was a senator. she needs to -- this is sort of her weakness and her asset. her weakness is that there are different versions of her that
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>> if you put their resumes side to side, steve, she has much more experience in these areas. resumes are double-edged swords. on the one hand you've got the experience nicole t on the other hand you have to one on your record. is it a problem for her? >> that's the interesting thing. remember in 2008 when she was running against barack obama at the beginning of that campaign they thought foreign policy and national security would be the rd you have that interesting situation where donald trump made comments in the run-up to the iraq war on radio shows saying he was for it but he is trying to say he was against this thing from the beginning and it was a disaster and trying to pin it on her. >> unscientific poll i'm conducting people heading into night. what's the number one threat facing people right now.
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attacks where they can go out with a weapon and wreak havoc. >> self radicalization. it's people here who don't have to go overseas and don't have to meet anybody. >> steve and michelle, thank you very much. you can watch our forum live tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. let's go back to savannah. there's no fuel facing the earlier this year. the white house is saying the overall total entirely in cash amounted to $1.7 billion. nbc's ron allen is traveling with the president and has the latest. ron, good morning. >> reporter: under pressure the administration admitted that it spent some $400 million using that money as leverage to help free four americans being held in iran.
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reports that within a few weeks iran got another $1.3 billion in cash. the timing raising questions about whether all that money was ransom. the obama administration said all that money was owed to iran settling a decade's old dispute about a failed arms deal an agreement that coincided with the hostage release. the president insisted the deals were not connected and not ransom. >> we do not pay ransom for hostages. >> reporter: but critics of the deal say the administration has refused to reveal details about when and how the cash was sent and say hundreds of millions of cash could end up in the hands of terrorists and endanger americans. the white house revealed the payments in august. when asked whether more money had been sent to iran. >> we haven't been specific
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payment for the $1.3 billion and interest other than to say we had a similar arrangement with central bank. >> reporter: the administration insists some of the details must be kept secret and it had to use cash because of sanctions against iran so republicans on the hill want to introduce legislation that bans any payments to iran and demands billions from the regime to compensate victims of terror. >> ron allen traveling with the president. new developments in the bill cosby sexual assault case, the lawyers is saying the comedian is a victim of racial bias. they say new accusers have gone public and supporters have been silent. attorneys took aim at gloria all red who represents some of the accusers. the statement came after a hearing in pennsylvania in which the judge set a june 5th trial
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he's charged with raping a woman in his home. now to a murder mystery that has haunted that state for nearly three decades, a man admitting to the 1989 abduction, assault and killing of an 11-year-old boy. gabe is in minneapolis with more for us. >> reporter: for 9,827 mornings the mother of this young boy woke up wondering in agony what happened to her son. today she no longer has to wonder after tch and we should warn viewers some of the details of this story are disturbing. >> for us jacob was alive until we found -- until we found him. >> reporter: this morning patty wetterling finally knows what happened to her son, having answers in terrifying detail, the small minnesota town in shock. >> nobody should have to go
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>> reporter: in 1989 the case brought national attention here when 11-year-old jacob, his younger brother and friend were forced from their bikes by a masked gunman. >> he told me to run for the woods and grabbed jacob. >> reporter: the suspect told the judge jacob asked what did i do wrong and he started to cry and said take me home. instead he told the court he sexually abused jacob and then executed him at the edge of the woods. the the time he was questioned about the boy's disappearance but never arrested. a break in the investigation came last october when new technology linked his dna to another unsolved sexual assault case. police searched his home leading to an arrest on child pornography charges. he told police where he buried the body. >> he's not getting away with anything.
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>> reporter: jacob's parents signed off that plea deal and this morning the search for their son is finally over, their pain is not. >> his legacy will go on and i want to say jacob i'm so sorry. >> reporter: the sentencing is set for late november on the child pornography charge. the attorney says he effects he will spend at least 53 years in prison. >> thank you. it's big news on the education front. i.t.t. technical institute is going out for business. it's shutting down all 130 of its u.s. campuses because it can no longer operate under new rules set up by the federal government i.t.t. has been under investigation within in august the u.s. department of education banned that college from
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a big event is happening in san francisco today. apple will unveil the new iphone. good morning. >> reporter: whenever apple unveils a new product it's in section resy but that doesn't stop the rum or mill from churning. the big news may be the new iphone and what's not on this phone, the headphone jack. apple under major pressure to make a big splash, the most valuable company in the world expected to unveil a new iphone 7 today. the company that made white earbuds as a fashion statement is rumored to be eliminating them introducing new wireless earbuds that will connect via blue tooth. >> whatever they do with that space it better be good because
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change our behavior it better be for a good reason. >> reporter: it could allow the phone to be thinner and potentially waterproof. these photos purport to show the device including a more advanced camera. apple watchers anticipate the company will issue a new and improved watch with a new gps feature and a longer lasting battery to satisfy user complaints. sales of the apple watch have disappointed analysts since it launched two years ago and apple lagging behind fitbit in the wearable category and it's unfolding amid a smartphone with samsung. samsung recalled phones because of fires in the batteries. >> we have one more thing. >> reporter: as for today's big announcement, analysts say anything could happen. apple is known to keep things a surprise until the last minute.
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we'll get more later this morning but ceo tim cook under scrutiny and this is his chance to prove the critics wrong. savannah. >> up there early to get it. let's get a first check of the weather from al who probably already has the iphone 7. >> i do not but i'm very very excited. >> i know you are. i can feel the energy. let's show you, we've got unfortuny christmas in the upper midwest. we have heavy thunderstorms and those storms will make their way into chicago, very humid air ahead of this front. along the front we're looking at showers and thunderstorms firing up today, midwest a severe threat and we could see flooding with these storms from oklahoma into the northeast by thursday. we've got some heavy rain upwards of six inches from wichita to into illinois,
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that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thank you. and just ahead, gretchen carlson reacting it to the massive $20 million settlement in her sexual harassment the lawsuit against former fox news chief, roger ailes. and a top anchor also announces her departure. and the end of summer does not mean you can't book a vacation. we show you where to find the best deals right now. but first, this is "today" hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. bob kidder, owner, new englgland shirt company: this factory has been here since eighteen eighty-three. we have over sixty people here making shirts labled made in america. but donald trump's brand of shirts come from china, his suits from mexico, his coats from india. trump's products have been made in twelve other countries because he says
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. >> dana: good morning. it is 7:26 on this wonderful wednesday morning! hi, there. i'm dana wagner, and we're seeing a beautiful sunrise, kelly curran. does that have with the hurricane newton spinning south of us. >> sure does. we are seeing clouds in the south and east, which is the edge of the tropical storm making its way into arizona, but for us, it's dry conditions for us, all we'll see are the clouds off in the distance. north las vegas, 70 degrees, henderson, you're at 74 and stepping out the door at centennial, 76, that is what our reporting station is saying there.
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expected high today. the temperatures are warm heading into the weekend, 101 saturday but another system bringing breezy conditions and cooler temperatures next week. >> on the roads right now, just rush hour congestion for the most part. the south part of the valley looks good heading from the 215 to the north, a great drive into the city and if you're coming in on the 95, another kettle of fish with the merger on the 15 and continuing east and when we check travel times, busy inbound on the 95 and 215 where the road work is at the airport connector, so it's the usual suspects, dana. >> dana: all right, tom. thank you. it turns out french fries may have started an apartment fire here in the las vegas valley, which broke out late last night near las vegas boulevard and serene. they call them the paradise spas apartments. one person was injured and 16
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they'll take the stage at the intrepid sea, air and museum taking questions from service members and veterans. and you can watch it at 8:00 eastern on msnbc and nbc. >> by the way, there is a new nbc new survey monkey poll, it shows that trump leads clinton by 19 points, 55% to 36%, among voters currently serving or who have previously served in the u.s. military. >> that leads us to today' campaign moment, where we show you something you may have missed on the campaign trail. here's one that's actually been a tradition on campaign planes for years. the old orange roll. on tuesday, reporters traveling with hillary clinton rolled oranges toward the front of the plane where she sits. written on each orange, a question for her to answer. only one made it all the way to the front and this was its question. who would you rather have dinner with, donald trump or vladimir putin?
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clinton aide admitted he actually answered the question for his boss. and i would call it a time-honored practice tradition. you told me you had never heard of it or can't remember it? >> we rolled a stone. that's how long ago it was. also this morning, learning more about the massive $20 million settlement to the sexual harassment lawsuit that rocked fox news and cost roger ailes his job at cynthia mcfadden on the case. >> good morning, savannah. it would have been hard to imagine two months ago what would happen happened with gretchen carlson bringing suit against roger ailes. the media titan was forced to step down over the summer, though multiple sources tell us that whopping $14 million to do so. today, a new twist. this morning, fox news is yet again making news. >> good morning, everybody. >> reporter: former anchor,
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accusing former ceo, roger ailes, of sexual harassment. in just a short time later, one of the network's top anchors calling it quits. >> really this is the slow-motion dismantling of the machine and the roster that roger ailes had built over 20 years. >> on the record -- >> reporter: greta van susteren suddenly leaving fox on tuesday, writing on facebook, "fox hasn't high-profile employees who came defend roger ailes in a sexual harassment lawsuit, then firing her when she refused his advances. 21st century fox, the parent company of fox news, which was not named in the lawsuit, saying in a statement, "we sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that gretchen was not treated with the respect and
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carlson saying in a statement, "all women deserve a dignified and respectful workplace." her $20 million settlement, a culmination of a summer of allegations. according to the lawsuit, ailes allegedly said, "i think you and i should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago," adding that "sometimes problems are easier to solve that way." carlson's lawsuit reportedly advances. a person familiar tells nbc news contributor, gabe sherman. >> she meticulously built this case over more than a year recording him on her iphone in private meetings. in private settings and meetings, and 21st century fox couldn't walk away from this. the proof was there. >> reporter: an internal investigation by 21st century fox uncovered other women who said roger ailes harassed them too. he has repeatedly denied all allegations against him and is reportedly considering legal action himself. his attorney telling nbc news,
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carlson's settlement. so this morning, questioned by some about the future of fox news. >> the problem is that the network is in disarray. the man who created fox news is gone, and there's a lot of uncertainty about its place in the world. >> reporter: sources close to the settlement talks tell nbc news that two other sexual harassment cases besides carlson's have recently been settled by the company. meanwhile, "new york" magazine and writer gabe sherman have been threatened with litigation by roger ailes, who has hired hulk hogan's lawyer. >> the one who just successfully sued gawker. >> it continues. thank you very much. let us get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> all right, guys. as you mentioned, bottom of the program, we were talking about our good friend spinning around out here, newton. that's right. newton is now 130 miles south of tucson, 70-mile-an-hour winds
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and that moisture is going to make its way as already started to make its way into arizona, new mexico, texas, and that's where we have flash flood watches, and could see flash flood warnings. three million people under this. the impacts, two to four inches in southeastern arizona, gusty winds, heavy rain, could see gully washers and flash floods, we're watching that. and the remnants of hermine continue to spin off the northeast coast. high surf for southern new england and new york. scattered showers and finally the country. here's what's happening in your
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but i know what some of you are thinking. we're in the hurricane season. savannah, you just asked me this. you can get travel insurance. travel insurance, you can cancel even up to the last minute. and get a full refund. some of your credit cards actually give it to you for free if you book on the credit card. otherwise it will cost you 4 to 10% of the vacation. but it could be hugely worth it, especially if you get a great deal. >> if you get a great deal, maybe you roll the dice. >> yeah. >> jeff, thank you. >> thank you, jeff. coming up, bruce springsteen reveals the that has impacted his career and his life. but first, carson has one coach's strong words for colin kaepernick about that controversial national anthem pr ?? ?? ? and off you go, ? ?? ? and off you go, ? ??
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?? we are back, 7:51. carson over in the orange room with a new development in this protest we've been following by colin kaepernick. >> that's right, savannah. nfl player, colin kaepernick, has been a hot topic online for hison his decision to take a knee in order to raise awareness for racial injustice and police brutality raising both support and anger. the latest is hockey coach, john tortorella, currently heading up team usa at the world cup. when asked, he says, if any of my players sit on the bench, they will sit there the rest of the game. tortorella previously mentioned how he sees his role as coach of team usa as a way to represent
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son being a deployed army ranger. jeremy lane here of seattle, more recently u.s. women soccer player, megan repinot. many watching closely to see if there are any additional protests. back to you. >> and the president, by the way, weighed in and says that kaepernick has the right to do that to raise awareness for a social issue. >> and veterans and service members think the same thing. just ahead, hoda is playing fairy godmother again. fairy godmother again. and well? i love it. this piece is so you. i know, right? i saw it and i was just like "oh, i have to have it..." is it suede? it's suede. i love suede. state farm knows that every one those moments, there's one of these... well? i love it. this piece is so you. i know, right? i saw it and i was just like "i have to have it..." is it suede?
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. >> dana: hi, there. 7:56 on this wednesday morning. i'm dana wagner. so kelly curran, we were talking about this offcamera. i have to let people in on this, your central michigan graduate and unlv takes on central michigan a week from this saturday. you're going head to head with our local team. >> i think i'll head with a bunch of people. it will be a fun one to watch. heading outside, the temperatures are nieshgs primm 70, and boulder city, 82 with lots of sunshine and you'll see high, thin clouds looking to the south and southeast. those clouds associated with what remains of hurricane newton, a tropical storm still at this point, 98 degrees, the high today in las vegas. 101 by saturday and cooling down with another system, breezy
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exclamation of dismay when dana said unlv will probably beat central michigan. right now, we have lots and lots of traffic on the southbound 15 approaching the spaghetti bowl. once they pass the 95, it frees up and gets better. there is one accident to watch out for on jones on top of the 215, nhp taking care of biz, but the beltway in the background, doing fine so it's only the surface street where we have a little bit of a >> dana: thank you, tom. jury selection begins for clyde and bundy sons when they were holed up in this refuge. they are both facing federal charges and they threatened employees at the wildlife refuge hanging out there for weeks, but the bundys say they claimed
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. it's 8:00. coming up, lights, camera, action. hoda does it again. rallying a cast of hundreds together to make one woman's dream come true. >> is this for real? and then springsteen struggles. the boss gets personal, opening up about his battle with depression and how it's affected his legendary career. and avatar reimagined. the blockbuster movie gets the cirque du soleil treatment in an
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september 7, 2016. >> good morning, tallahassee! >> hi, mom and dad. thanks for watching the kids. we love you. >> celebrating 34 years. ?? >> celebrating our anniversary. >> completing my bucket list at the today show. >> we're back on a wednesday morning, 7th day of september, 2016. >> remnants of hermine moving away finally. >> get that out of here. like my brother, i can't get rid
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cirque du soleil here, so cool. also james cameron will give us a special preview of the new show that is inspired by avatar. we think it will blow you away. because it is windy but also because it's awesome. >> for this morning's guinness world record, the attempt is by the guy who already holds the record for holding the most guinness world records. i'll draw but that is coming up soon. >> but first, it's time for the news at 8:00. >> we begin this morning with the race for the white house. i'm hallie jackson on the deck of the aircraft carrier intrepid where tonight both presidential candidates will take our stage to face questions about what it means to be commander in chief. but a majority of voters don't have confidence in either donald trump or hillary clinton to serve in that role according to
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today. for trump and clinton, national security again in the spotlight. today ahead of nbc's commander in chief forum, donald trump previewing his plans for the military. a senior aide telling nbc news trump will call for to automatic defense cuts, raising questions about how he'll pay for it without ballooning the deficit. the gop nominee also revealing part of his plan to fight isis. back in april -- >> i said i have a great plan i'd rather not say. i want to be unpredictable. >> now? >> going to convene my top generals and give them a simple instruction. they will have 30 days to submit to the oval office a plan for soundly and quickly defeating isis. we have no choice. >> trump's trying to capitalize on his advantage with military and veteran voters. where he leads hillary clinton
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online tracking poll. clinton not conceding that vote. >> his whole campaign has been one long insult to all those who have worn the uniform. >> and not letting up on trump's refusal to release his tax returns. >> he's also said that it's none of our business. i just think he's dead wrong. >> trump quickly brushing off the tax talk. >> nobody cares about >> reporter: instead, turning the topic to his rival's appearance. >> i just don't think she has a presidential look. you need a presidential look. you have to get the job done. >> reporter: clinton's running mate, tim kaine, called a similar knock against clinton's appearance an idiotic comment. by the way, one more note on our new poll, it shows that clinton has an edge over trump when it comes to who voters trust more on the use of nuclear weapons.
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wouldn't trust either candidate. you can watch our commander in chief's forum right here on nbc news at 8:00 eastern. also on msnbc. matt, of course, moderating that. getting ready for big event. savannah? >> all right, halle, thank you so much. meantime, the obama administration is facing new questions this morning about huge cash payments to the government of iran. week ago the white house admitted that a $400 million cash shipment in january was in fact used as leverage to free four american prisoners. acknowledging that iran got additional cash transfers for a total of $1.7 billion. however, the white house insists the money was not ransom. it says all of this money was owed to iran to settle a failed arms deal from the '70s and the white house says these funds were previously disposed publicly. the astronaut that log more
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kazakhstan overnight. his six-month mission aboard the international space station gave him 554 days in orbit. at 58 he's the oldest american to live on the space station. >> pretty cool. coming up next, why this guy's basket just made him the king of the classroom. and then, how people are reacting to news that taylor swift and tom summer love is over. and hoda goes back. she's enlisting a cast and crew of hundreds to make another viewer's dream come true. new from the makers of claritin, clarispray. ? ? welcome back. clarispray is a nasal allergy spray
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make you feel the happiest? >> music. >> my children. >> kids. >> family. >> i would say most people would say getting marry or having a baby, family things. would you add to that list getting comments on your facebook post? >> not our comments. >> a new study says for some people, the answer is yes. this from researchers at facebook and carnegie mellon. they say the magic number is 60. getting at least 60 comments o inkroos a person's satisfaction as much as a major life event. >> the crazy. >> that's nuts. when i read that, i thought that's weird. >> to the extent facebook is now an online way of getting appreciation, connecting with friends, i think it's another way of saying having a connection with your friends is as good as having a baby. >> i do think most people who follow you are your friends. you would hope they would chime
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here. not really. >> wait till tonight. >> wait till tomorrow. >> exactly. >> all right. victoria's secret known for racy ads, some people not loving the new campaign. shows models posing on streets in their lingerie. bras and slips being worn like shirts and blouses. on facebook, victoria's secret is marketing as a look you can work into your real fe >> one wrote no, thanks, victoria's secret. also, this must be a man's idea. one provided this tag lien, how to get fired by victoria's secret. so far, no comments from victoria's secret. >> look at our men. >> i don't mind it. >> look at our men. >> you'd let your daughter do that? >> heck no. no way. >> that's ridiculous. >> nowhere that's happening. classes have just started at a lot of colleges.
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his organic chemistry teacher promised if he made a basket from one level of the lecture hall to the other, everyone in the class would get an "a" on their first quiz. here's what happened. he nails the shot from across the room. of course vinnie will nail the shot. the whole room goes crazy. the teacher decided to demonstrate a lesson about chemistry, needless to say, vinnie and his classmates won't they love organic chemistry. >> another candidate for play of the day, check out what happened at the u.s. open on tuesday after caroline wozniacki won her match. we all know the tradition at the u.s. open. where does it land? off it goes. yes. >> wow. >> caught with one hand. she happens to be at the right
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she is. >> caroline advanced to the semifinals and she gets quite the souvenir. >> 134 baseball fans may start to say, throw it back. >> i'm impressed that her instinct was to catch it. i'd be like, no. >> she was holding a drink in the other hand. >> pop start. >> let's get to it. big story at the top. i guess we'll start with a breakup no one saw coming. >> seriously? >> the couple better know hiddleswift, yep, they split after three months. >> hiddleswift. >> telling "people" magazine it was amicable. news of the split follows speculation that it was a publicity stunt to begin with. so many fans are devastated. one guy tweeting with i my wife asked me to take out the garbage as if the taylor swift/tom hiddleston news didn't tear my world apart.
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in the new october issue of "vanity fair," talk about battling depression. he's telling the magazines, you don't know the illness's parameters. later this month springsteen will release an autobiography "born to run." we don't have a release date for the solo album. zayn malik. what does this direction singer and this sound have in common? >> "law & order". >> he's not joining them. he's teaming up with the mastermind behind the franchise. they're developing a scripted show about a boy band. it will feature original music and draw from his experiences. we don't have a premiere date yet. it will air right here on nbc. >> wow. >> that's your "pop start." for more pop culture news, check out today's facebook page. >> well done.
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weather. >> we have really a big change temperaturewise. in the pacific northwest we'll see these temperatures really cool down. anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees cooler than average, right through the middle of this week. but here in the east, a big dome of high pressure unseasonably hot weather starting to set up. look at today. lexington, 11 degrees above average. new york city getting up to 83. 6 degrees above average. cleveland, 91. that's 16 degrees above average. look at t thursday, friday, from d.c. to new york city. highs will be reaching into the low to mid-90s.
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and that's your latest weather, guys. >> al, thank you very much. hoda is back. she's got more of her bucket list granted series. >> you strapped a 63-year-old grandma into a monster truck and she loved it. >> she went over the big junk cars. >> how are we going to favorites. a viewer's family asked me to surprise her. we were on it immediately. i don't want to give anything away. just watch. >> hi. we're here. >> reporter: sara malone thinks she's on a new york girls getaway. >> you're saying, wait a second. you might have been in the shot. >> just a few blocks away i'm conspireing with a cast and crew of hundreds. >> and go. >> including sara's family to
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>> oh, my god! >> who is sara malone? >> she's the most caring and dependable friend you could ever have in your life. she's always a phone call away. >> as a wife she's loyal, caring, strong. >> reporter: she also just endured the worst year of her life. doctors broke the news that a routine visit six months after her son was born. >> the day after her 31st birthday, came back positive for breast cancer. >> she went through 20 weeks of chemo. she also tested positive for the brcka one gene. she had a double mastectomy and has a hysterectomy in her future. >> reporter: she changed one thing during recovery. she moved a tv into her bedroom to watch her favorite show.
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bingeing, even on episodes she's seen a thousand times. >> i thought of the craziest thing sara would like to do, why not be on svu. >> reporter: she says oh, my gosh, this is exciting. i know it's exciting but we're in the middle of shooting. the easy part, convincing friends at svu to gave sara a small but pivotal. near impossible? pulling off the actual surprise. >> let's try >> the ruse is sara will think she's walked on to a live film set and ruin the shot. >> this is our ear piece. >> reporter: best friend starr will leave sara into our trap. >> tinted windows. >> reporter: while i hide out nearby, awaiting my victim. >> sara is going to be floored. >> she's just going to keep asking is this for real? >> here she comes. here she comes. here she comes. >> what's happening? >> okay, can we go around?
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filming right now. >> oh. >> wait here for just a moment. >> did she get into the shot? oh, shoot, yes. you got into the shot by accident. >> i'm so sorry. >> no worries about it. i'm just going to see if we can get a release form. >> shut up. >> do you see what it is? >> can you get me a release form, please? >> someone walk in the shot? >> yes, two people were walking into the shot. >> i got two release forms. >> hi. >> wait, is this for real? >> this is for real! can i tell you something? >> yes. >> all of this, all of this -- >> yes. >> hi. is for you. it's all for you. your dear friend was telling us
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were. your sister-in-law, your husband. >> what! >> i love you. >> your sister-in-law wrote this beautiful note and told us you love a couple of things. this is a real "svu" set down there. and guess who is not only going to be on "svu" but have a speaking part. >> stop it. >> yes, >> i don't even know what to say. >> come on. come with us. >> all of this is the svu set. >> okay. >> where's mariska? >> don't tell me you watch this show. >> that would be mariska hargatay, olivia benson.
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hello and welcome! >> oh, my god, it's really you. >> i took off my badge because i didn't want to freak you out. >> oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. >> we were shooting the scene and i was like, wrap it up, i have guests. >> she's like this, talk amongst yourselves. >> sara, welcome to svu. >> thank you. >> i'm going to take my sunglasses off. how are you? >> reporter: i leave sara in good hands with the svu crew. >> reporter: it doesn't take long to transform sara into character. she'll be playing the part of woman. >> you're the busy body that knows everybody's business. you probably have a lot of cats. i'm going to say is he around here? you're going to say, check the
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>> check the roof. >> i like it. >> okay. >> sara, we're ready for you. >> sara is the last scene of the day. >> ready and action. >> we're looking for charlie dobson. >> is he around? >> check the roof. >> reporter: she kills it in rehearsal. >> nailed it. >> that was very good. >> okay. >> action! >> action! action! >> reporter: and on the subsequent 10,000 takes. >> is he around? >> check the roof. >> i hope sara always she went through a hard year. i hope she understands how much we care about her. >> i think she's going to make a great television star. >> reporter: finally -- >> that does it. >> ladies and gentlemen, that's a wrap on sara malone! >> hopefully that part doesn't get cut. >> reporter: her part is not getting cut. by the way, catch sara's big episode of "law & order:svu" on september 28th.
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>> why are you bothering me? >> shut the front door. that was great. >> she must have been flipping out. >> can i tell you, you know how you feel like you're at a surprise party and you duck behind the couch? that's what it felt like that for us. >> nobody blows it in this, which is great. >> tomorrow we'll zero in on a guy who hates to be the center of attention. >> uh-oh. >> he's the type who quietly changes people's lives. we enlisted one of his idols to help him out. you'll love him too, tomorrow. >> this is so great. >> so fun. >> thank you, hoda. >> thank you very much. coming up, a mind-blowing performance from cirque du soleil with inspiration from the great james cameron. carson? >> oh, it's so -- look who's here, mollie shannon, everybody. we're going to hang, talk about your softer side in your new
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>> dana: hi, on this wednesday morning the hump day approximate kelly, when the sun came up after 6:00 gorgeous. >> kelly: the clouds off in the distance associated with tropical storm newton enough that made the sunrise gorgeous this morning. temperatures were fantastic. upper 60s. low 80s across the las vegas valley. eldorado convict. and spring valley 80 and henderson you are at 83. this afternoon, mainly clear
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on saturday. still good conscience. dry conscience at least. and as we head to next week. breezy conditions with cooler temperatures 92 on tuesday. >> i see that the normal clicking down normal high is 97 degrees. is it candy or edable marijuana. in some case its is both. and mou nevada lawmakers are looking to ban this edable marijuana. they are look to they don't want cartoon characters, fruit or animal shapes a small child may mistake as candy the goal to prevent accidents. state senator fare says the idea is is winning supports from the dispensary association and lawmakers looking for responsible package to make sure it is marijuana in that. the new resort near the las vegas strip will open in time
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saturday december third. planning a traditional celebration featuring a fire cracker show a lion and dragon
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?? ?? we're back on a wednesday morning. how cool is that? a scene from cirque du soleil, getting ready to bring "avatar" to life on our plaza. hi there! you up there. pretty exciting.
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with the help of a legend. james cameron. we're going to talk to him about the collaboration in just a little while. >> and then coming up, you're going to laugh, you're going to cry. molly shannon here to tell us about her heavy but humorous role in that show called "other people." >> and we are going to try to break more guinness world records. popping a whole bunch balloons. and the opening ceremony of the 2016 para olympic games in brazil. we urge you to watch on the nbc sports network, 7:00 p.m. eastern and also stream it on s team usa.org and right here on nbc. nbc sports network and team usa.org, as well. we wish them the best of luck. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> starting with today, looking at some strong storms through
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southwest with moisture from newton, heating up in the southeast and gulf coast. cool and wet in the pacific northwest. tomorrow we're expecting to see more strong storms in the mid section of the country. hot and humid through the southeast into the mid atlantic states. the sunshine returns to the southwest with a few showers still hanging around and a few sprinkles in the morning plains. that's what's going
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>> good one, al. good one. let's see what molly shannon thinks, a legend at snl. she, of course, made a name for herself with comedy. but in her new movie, "other people," she plays a mother dying of cancer who can still put a humorous spin on things. take a look. >> cremation. >> we talked about this. >> i know we talked a up, okay? how would you like it if somebody set you on fire? no, thank you. >> it's not like they light you -- >> i don't want to be lit on fire. i don't like that. i don't like camping and fires and i don't want to be personally lit on fire. no. i want to be frozen. that is an option, frozen. can i be frozen? check the frozen option. >> molly shannon, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. >> talk about range. i mean, there are those moments of lefty in this.
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i felt so lucky to get this script. chris kelly, who just became the head writer at "snl," sent the script to me. and it's about a struggling comedy writer who moves home to take care of his dying mother, me. and the script is just breath taking. i really cried when i read it. and i have two kids myself, i'm a mother and i related to how this mother wants to fight to the end of the earth for her kids. and what mothers their children and how families deal with loss. and it explores -- it's a drama, but explores the comedic elements and the family dealing with this tough time. >> and chris kelly, writer at "snl," you guys never crossed paths, but he, of course, knew of your work and he really sought you out, because he wanted that unique combination of somebody who could do the dramatic parts of it, but find that humor, because it sounds like that was the story he wanted to tell about his own mother.
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was really funny. so i'm so -- i just feel so lucky to get such a juicy part like this. i'm like -- thank you! i feel so fortunate. >> and you actually have a background in drama, right? you studied at nyu, straight drama. you were not a comedy actress then. >> no, not at all. i was a regular actress doing dramatic monologues and even on "saturday night live," i consider myself more of a dramatic comedian. i would always do kathryn gallacher monologues. i like drama or drama with comedy. >> yeah. it's funny, because i was reading your background and realized, oh, my gosh, you left snl in 2001, it feels like yesterday. you made such an impact. >> aww. >> and that has to feel good to have characters that have with stood the test of time and people still talk about them. >> it does, savannah. it feels so good and i get it --
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airport or i was elevator in the hotel yesterday. and i get it all of the time and i feel so lucky. that was a great job for me and such a great break. i saw lauren michaels last night and we're still really close. and it's such a unique show and i feel so -- it was just the greatest. >> and you've made such an interesting career with a lot of different kinds of roles since. you have also a new tv series, "divorce parker's besty. and i would like to be her besty in real life. tell me about the show. >> the show is called "divorced" and i play her best friend and it explores marriages and people look at their own marriages and my particular character is in a push/pull relationship with my husband. the show is excellent. so juicy. sarah jessica parker is a delight. i feel like a fan who won a part
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she comes on-set. and she's so pretty and look at her sparkly shoes. everything you would want her to be and more. >> i would want to one-click everything she is wearing and i love how they describe the first episode. something juicy happens at your house. and that's where this whole thing starts. >> yes. >> but i guess you're not going to tell us what that juicy thing is. >> no, i can't. you'll have to tune in october. >> molly shannon, thank you. >> and "other people" opens in le and "divorced" october 9th. >> what a pleasure! you look fabulous. >> thank you. oh, my goodness. we're on the path there. next, the king of world records tries one more jewel for the crown.
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time for break-it today. this is fun. trying for some new records all week long in honor of the brand-new guinness world record holder, the farthest back flips in japan. and then remember yesterday, the fastest straight jacket escape. almost. this morning, this is exciting. we have brought in the man who holds the record for records. take a look. ?? meet the record-breaker. since 1979, he has made a career out of breaking guinness world records and has broken more than 500 so far. from the longest somersaulting distance to the fastest staff
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to top it off, holds the record for holding the most begin necessary records title. he will attempt to set a new record by popping the most balloons with his mouth in 30 seconds and kids, don't try this at home. hope you have been practicing. he's here and the guinness world record communicator. you have 587 records, total you have accomplished >> right. >> this sounds like a career for you. how come you love doing this? >> i love it. had always been a fan as a kid and then started -- a teenager, i had a teacher and the whole philosophy is about self transcendence, we have this inner strength which we never use and you can always challenge yourself and do better and push the limits. >> but you've got a great imagination, because you have to come up with a lot of these things to set the record. >> yeah, but -- i do, but a lot of them -- they have a
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always find crazy new things in the guinness book. >> there are a couple rules. what does he have to do to make the record? >> a couple rules. the balloons themselves have to be at least 27 -- 20 centimeters in diameter, just under eight inches. >> all right. >> ease he's got to burst at least 27 of them and he can only use his mouth or teeth to burst them. >> no nose. >> have you been filing your teeth? >> i've been working on i'm going to let -- you're the official here. so you start it up, okay? >> 30 seconds. >> okay. >> are you ready? >> yeah. >> for the record, 3, 2, 1, go! >> go! >> come on, you can do it. you've got to get to seven. oh, my goodness. he's on fire. on fire. >> ten seconds gone. >> it's difficult!
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it has to completely deflate to count. all right. going. you've got about five seconds left. >> 4, 3, 2, 1! stop! >> so let's see. >> the last one didn't -- >> rob, you want to count them up for us? >> sure. >> that's a lot of work! i have to say! >> wouldn't it be great if they were hiu >> okay. we're doing a little calculation here. now you hold the record for one minute. most balloons popped in one minute, right? so we're going for a new record here. >> okay. so we said the minimum he had to achieve for this record seven. >> right. >> there was a few we had to discount because he used his hands to assist with the bursting of the balloon. but with a total of 19, i can
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?? you are the winner! >> awesome! >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. thanks, guys. that was fun. >> was it harder than you thought it was going to be? >> absolutely. it was harder than i thought, yeah. >> and you now currently hold 210 guinness world records. >> you are no longer invited to my daughter's birthday party. >> thank you so much! >> thanks very much. >> good to have you. >> thank you. >> congrats. show, inspired by james cameron's movie "avatar."
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director, james cameron, behind blockbusters like "terminator", "titanic" and the highest-grossing movie of all-time, "avatar". >> now from the screen to the stage, teamed up with cirque du soleil. it's a multimedia experience, complete with stunning visuals, acrobatics, special performance coming up in a moment. mr. cameron, nice to see you. me, it's been seven years. it seemed like it was just last year. >> yeah, i know. in a cave, writing all four of them. >> when you released "avatar" did you envision something bigger than the screen? >> no, i didn't envision. they came to me with the idea. it's a match made in heaven. it's about these alien guys, but
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of ourselves and i think that's what these performers do. >> i feel like you're adding another level, because there's a real story here, not just the visual. >> yeah. it is a story. and cirque du soleil hasn't done that before. they are separated from each other and this is all one story with a continuous cast for all of the acts. >> and you mentioned busy writing the other movies. when are we going to see the other movies? you'll be briefed on that. >> all right. should we watch? >> i think we should. >> james cameron, thanks. ladies and gentlemen, cirque du soleil!
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>> amazing. cirque du soleil, james cameron, thank you so much. they're going to all be back in our next hour. that was incredible. and you know what -- i would be panting. >> they're just amazing. >> they really are. on tour now. we'll be bac s "today" on nbc. twenty five thousand jobs. that's how many jobs nevada's created in clean energy. that's how many nevada jobs joe heck puts at risk... when he votes big oil's way. joe heck's taken hundreds of thousands in big oil money... and voted their way... protecting billions in tax breaks for oil companies. and threatening nevada's solar economy.
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teachers. >> love that. thank you very much. what have you got next hour? >> some great fall food hacks coming up. live performance from groupon. no, group love. sorry. >> we're going to get a coupon for group love. >> and james cameron and another performance from cirque du soleil. so that's going to be kind of neat. and we're going to be talking about -- i saw the movie "sully" last night. it is amazing. great, it's 09 minutes. 90 minutes. >> and tom hanks. >> i was just going to say.
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?? this morning on "today's take," little monsters rejoice and lady gaga dropping a new tune. james cameron, director of the world's highest grossing movie. and a pumpkin milk shake. all t now. from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, tamron hall, and billy bush. live, from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. september 7th, 2016. want to say thank you to both of you, checking in on me this morning. i took my daughter to school
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school might be a dying thing, i don't know. i went to boarding school. you kind of eat, work, play with your peers. >> are you there the entire school season? do you get to go home? >> oh, yeah. built-in study hall. how many times do you want to tell your kid, go up to your room for two-and-a-half hours, don't come out. >> instead you say, go up to your room for the next three months and i'll see you -- don't play video games. >> in this case, they have to do that. it's really regimented. this kid is a selful >> setting up the lights. >> my wife had a whole list of things for me to do. this was the firefly lights up in the corner. she really made it homey and beautiful. and the last text we got last night was "i love my room, thank you both so much." and the sweet thing -- i texted a kid, keep an eye on her. i saw her with her mom, she was crying -- she said she's home sick. last thing she sent me, i am with her right now, we went to the ice cream social and we're
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thank you. >> did you cry a lot? >> there was a lot of moms crying, and me -- my wife -- she's not a big cryer. i'm a huge cryer. so i tried not to let her see it. i turned after i hugged her and walked and ba boom. >> i remember -- my parents dropping me off at college and that was the first time. and -- i went to high school here in the city. and i went to go see them and they were staying at the howard johnson in oswego. i went to go pick -- to say good night to them. my mom and my dad comes -- and it was the first time i -- what's wrong with my dad? he had been crying. i mean, just -- i mean -- >> yes. >> tough guy and he was just crying. >> that was his moment. >> i remember crying in kindergarten. that's how -- when you're a kid and your parent leaves you for the first time. all these years later i remember sitting on the carpet and our of mercy catholic school with all
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and i can still to this day see her face, and i was, what, 4 or 5 years old. i just remember thinking, what happened? they've left me and even in college. i grew up very conservative. i wasn't allowed to sleep over at anyone's house. the first time i slept over at anyone's home, other than my family's home, college. >> wow. 1,578 miles from my parents' door to temple university, and i had never slept over at someone's house. isn't that crazy? giving her wings. >> thank you. >> she's more worried than you are. you know what you can to to take your mind off of it? go see this movie, "sully." i saw it last night, the premier last night. and it was spectacular. >> wow. >> miracle of the hudson. sully sullen berger, landing -- u.s. airplane in the hudson
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clint eastwood has done a masterful job collecting this. tom hanks and aaron eckhart are the pilots. just amazing. you know how this thing turns out. >> right. >> right. >> but i will guarantee you -- first three minutes of this movie -- >> the landing first? >> i'm not -- i'm not -- it is -- clint eastwood also composed the theme. and, by the captain, tom hanks and aaron eckhart. >> i love the product placement in the background. >> now owns usair. but it is -- it's only 90 minutes. which, you know -- how many movies have you seen in the last, say, five years where you thought, i could cut 20 to 30 minutes out of this movie easily. >> it's one of the reasons i don't like going to movies. >> there is not a wasted frame in this movie. >> really? and you said it's one of the
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seen in five years. and, by the way, sitting next to deborah and myself, regis philbin and his beautiful wife, joy. >> they love it? >> they love it too. fantastic! >> i thought i was sitting next to billy bush. >> twins celebrated at birth. adorable. >> so you, by the way, will be looking at that scene today, going over -- intrepid. >> i'll be at the intrepid to host my msnbc hour, tonight. i'll leave here, rush down the street. it should take me about 20 minutes to make it, i'll be live at 11:00. >> we think there is a car. >> there is a car or cab and i may have to jump out, depending on traffic. but this is incredible. you'll have both candidates there. they are -- not together. they'll both be there answering questions not only from matt, but veterans will be in iraq and afghanistan. i'm actually interviewing a man who had both children in the
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up. we're heading over -- >> one of the things i don't think people realize, how many active duty families there actually are in service right now. and when i was at the air base, the number of families -- >> generational. >> generational, together and active duty right now is mind-boggling. >> you had a mom and tad? >> a mom, dad, son and daughter, all stationed in afghanistan. at the same base. i don't know that i could do that. >> you think it was like a police family, firefighter family, generational? >> like you said, with police officers or firefighters. you know your family member is going out, and you don't know that they're coming back. >> yeah. >> i can't even imagine. >> this is important, as it relates, of course, to our national security, who will be the next commander-in-chief. be sure to watch. >> and now we make a turn on two wheels. >> we'll lighten up.
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coming back and guess what, they're not coming back. >> do we really doubt that? >> tom hiddleston, done, according to "people" magazine. an amicable swift. >> why do they say that? if you're splitting, it's likely not amicable. three months? >> i think instead of -- who didn't see this coming? can we celebrate a small success? it was a beautiful summer love i think that's what summer love is supposed to be. you meet, you go on the beach, you introduce each other to family members. >> no, no. you don't. >> you wear a t-shirt. no, i love that. summer love. >> too early. >> he didn't get a tattoo, at least. there they are. oh. that's what summer love is supposed to be like. and then when the leaves start to change -- they said yesterday, what is it -- what's
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>> hilths-swift. >> hilths-split was trending. >> i wish i was the guy who could come up with the hash tags. >> you don't get anything -- >> what was the first major one? branjelina? >> bennifer? >> that's right. isn't that a laxative? no, that's bennaful. >> time to go to break. >> coming up, the long wait is over. the hot new single from lady gaga is on the
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>> she has been out with tony bennett, touring, doing a lot of things. she ended the engagement. >> she ended the engagement. >> oh, right. >> had to cut the two of them to my house one time, a charity ski event, and they came over, having an after party for all those who participated. some were very kind to show up. she made a huge donation, like $150,000. >> you had it in your backyard? >> yeah. >> amazing. >> and then i invite her, thinking there is no way she would in a big pink floppy -- remember what johnny weir was wearing in rio? a giant mop, and she walks in -- she took it off and was wearing like a skin-tight cat suit and she said, "darling, make me a martini" and i said okay, and called her stephanie. the hot boyfriend was there. >> i love her. she is on my top five list. >> have we heard the song?
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but we know it was announced she is going to co star with bradley cooper. it was supposed to go to beyonce. but she and bradley cooper have been spotted around town in los angeles, probably bonding, getting to know each other. i think he's the executive producer. but that's her older picture, hanging out. i can't wait. i love her. >> "american horror story." >> brilliant in that. she is a total -- and she -- if you follow she -- her family has this restaurant. she makes home made pasta. she is the total package. everything. >> remake a role from barbra streisand. >> she can do it. >> when i first met her, she said you and i met before. and i want i don't think so. and she said yeah, in catholic school. she and her mom ran into at the fairway on the west side.
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here's the thing i would like to forget. i would like to forget these chip reader cards. the cards with the chips. they are the worst. 91% of us debit card users are frustrated with these new chip cards. they take so long at the register. and they're supposed to be more secure. within the first week of me getting one of these cards, i had fraud. i had to get a new card. >> that's the w i was out on a shoot when we were doing the national parks thing. one of our camera guys, he had had his for two weeks, he had a fraud alert. he had to give up his card. they're worthless. >> i don't like them at the atm, you have to put them in, take it out -- it's frustrating. >> i do have a little anxiety when i put it in and the longer it's in, and that's about nine, ten seconds. >> processing. >> i feel like they're downloading way too much
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cayman islands or something. i want to take it out. and then it makes a rude noise. if you listen -- [ beeping sound ] hey, idiot! [ beeping sound ] i hate it. nothing good about these cards. >> the kids have the nfc going -- you just touch it to the thing and it's done. >> that's right. this thing. >> have you used it? i have it on my phone, but if i show it, it shows my credit card number. i have not used it yet. i want to be that cool. swipe. most let you swipe. >> some have chips now. >> and then it gets stuck, and you want to give the guy cash. no, you can't do that. what do you mean, i can't do that. you can't do it. you've got the card. i have cash, and i can't give you cash? >> okay, okay. >> just when you thought we were complaining way too much, here is something we all agree. >> yes! >> that we love. i saw this yesterday.
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6-year-old jordan warren, getting back in louisville, kentucky, apparently had no time to wait. >> no patience. >> he wanted to wecht with the lord. take a look at the best moment of the day. >> in the lord, jesus christ, i now baptize you in the name of the father and of the son. >> oh, do it! [ laughter ] >> kids will never take to the chip reader. >> water is getting a little cold. >> i'm gonna do it! >> al, hermine has got to be gone. >> no, not quite. >> no! >> not quite. but -- it's going.
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first there is tropical storm newton, that moisture streaming up, 130 miles south of tucson, arizona. 60-mile-an-hour winds, north at 18 miles per hour. and that moisture makes its way in. we're looking at that rain stretching from new mexico into arizona, texas, where we have flash flood alerts going on. and look at the rainfall. anywhere from 3 to 5 inches, parts of southeastern arizona, gusty winds, heavy rain, flash flooding possible. as far as hermine is concerned, slowly getting out of here. still see some scattered sho tomorrow. but high surf advisory, high surf today into southern new england and new york, as well. that's what's going on around
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that's your latest weather. you know, you can take your chip card and put it in a pumpkin spice latte and then toss them. but if you have to have a spice latte, how about a pumpkin spice milk shake? quick and delicious fall snack.
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?? okay, so autumn not getting here for another two weeks but the season of pumpkin spice already upon us. here to show us an easy food hack, host of "food and wine" magazine, our pal, justin chapel. >> good to see you. thanks for having me back. >> as a host of the fake stuff, you're going to put some real flavoring in. >> i heard you're not a fan o spice flavor. >> the fake stuff. >> i'm giving you something to love. real pumpkin. >> pumpkin puree. >> and vanilla ice cream. cinnamon, super fine sugar and add the milk. so milk -- kind of like a vanilla milk shake, instead ear adding that awesome spice flavor. let's see if this converts you into the pumpkin spice world. a little bit? >> see, now that's good.
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>> it's real. delicious. >> a little pumpkin pasta? >> yes. so you love squash, you told me. >> i do. >> so we're going to actually hack some butter nut squash soup. whether this is leftover or store-bought, keep it on hand. you're going to saute some onion and butter, garlic, sage. add your soup here and use pumpkin puree if you like and cook it until it's nice and thick. we're going to pretend it's there. >> so there this is already cooked. >> you get this almost like mac-n-cheese, except it's healthier, lighter. this is some -- you can use spaghetti if you like. >> that's really good. >> you have a little hazelnuts here, and maybe some chives. >> that's fantastic. now here you've got a -- an apple pie, sort of pumpkin thing. without a big crust. >> right. apple pie in an apple.
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>> there you go. we're going to take this and go make a million bucks with it, you and me. so you cut the top off and hollow it out just like that. and you take -- everything you scooped out, sugar, cinnamon, and give it a good mix. >> right. >> and here we have some pie dough. yep. going to put it right in there. and then you take, you know -- this is about four inches round, put it right on top. >> and you >> the "today" food team made them and they're beautiful here. and then you cut -- >> brush butter on this? >> a wash. egg wash. and then after you bake it, 350, 45 minutes, you get these -- almost like a whole entire pie. you can basically eat the whole thing. >> thank you so much. still ahead, cirque du soleil makes "avatar" off the big screen thanks to james
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all right, guys. can we lift this table off? >> it is 9:26 this monday morning i am kim wagner. we have the envy of the nation, kelly with our forecast in september. >> newton, so close, yet so far away. you can see them in the distance. we are expecting dry sunny conditions here, no gusty winds. overton, 99?,boulder city, 96. temperatures starting to creep up. 98? expected high.
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101 for las vegas saturday. another storm system will work its way in next week, gusty winds and another round of cooler temperatures. >> all right. kelly, thank you. headline could read, french fries cause fire. unaten french fries. a woman was cooking french fries on the stove top, walked away, forgot about them. this is what it led to, fire crews got to the scene. they noticed immediately what was going on. they have an added element, too, asbestos was found in the news on top of the fire.
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?? what's in the movie "terminator," "alien," "true lies," all have in common? the legendary director james cameron. >> indeed, also responsible for "avatar" the highest-grossing movie of from the screen to the stage in a production by cirque du soleil. >> toruk brings "avatar" to life with visuals and acrobatics. the man behind it all is james cameron, good to see you, sir. >> good morning. >> has this been something you've been thinking about? kind of popped up? >> kind of popped up. cirque du soleil came to us. i had known them for years and
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me when i was writing and designing "avatar" as i love that worldly dream like quality. and so when they said let's do a show, i said i'm in. absolutely. >> and from a different perspective, you said let me put some 3-d behind this and we'll make it stunning and they said no, we want to do your show. something inspired by you. >> yeah, well, it's inspired by the movie. but the thing is, what they always do in all of their shows fan, you know, it's about performance. the amazing, exotic characters, costumes, other language. you can't really understand what they're saying, which is exactly what we did in the movie. so there was a great kind of synchronicity between the film and the stage show. >> where are we next with the four sequels? where are with he?
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waiting for the big cinematic epic event, which is four films coming out, one after the other. hopefully we can do that. that tell a kind of huge saga story across the four movies. >> are you one of the few people that just doesn't feel the pressure? music stars have to come out with their next single, because they feel like, okay, this is hot. i've got to get the neck one out. you encally take your time, and it's like every director -- you earned it. are you alone in that? >> no, you look at peter jackson, you know, who worked in the middle earth kind of stories for -- six movies. and george lucas who did it with "star wars," created his own universe and everything i can say in these four "avatars" so it's all good. >> you waited until the technology caught up. >> ten years.
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how is that going to aid you in telling these stories? >> much better. much better. because we've improved all of the cg animation, the facial animation, our whole pipeline to be more efficient. so, yeah, we've been working on the software. >> so you're in a lab doing stuff -- >> a lab, yeah, exactly. in a white smock. >> goggles on. >> gogss, right. >> no iphone for you. no smartphone, no social media. high-tech when i need it and when i don't need it -- i feel like i need to set an example for my kids, which is don't spend all day like this. >> i need to follow your lead. >> look people in the eye and actually live my life. >> how are you that disciplined? it has to be tempting. i can't keep it out of my hands. >> on twitter, what people are saying about james cameron right now. trending. >> 25-year anniversary of
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>> you're going to be rereleasing in 3-d. >> in 3-d, yeah. >> does it seem possible it's been 25 years? >> no, it doesn't. because i can remember like it was yesterday making the picture. i'm still friends with all of the actors and everything. it doesn't seem like it could have been possible a quarter of a century. you know -- >> arnold's son joseph -- >> doing a riff. >> can you see -- >> sure, we'll just start over. do all of the films together. >> george lucas -- >> i don't think it would be that. >> probably not. >> thank you very much. the new show called "toruk", a performance from cirque du
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. and now a performance from toruk, the first flight. ladies and gentlemen, cirque du soleil.
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>> to cirque du soleil, thank you very much. you can catch the show on tour. now brooklyn. >> are you inviting me? >> yeah! >> you sound surprised. >> of course, i'm inviting you. >> let's head over to al with a check on the weather. >> all right. let's see what we've got for you. starting with today. a lot of wet weather could be some flooding in the southwest. windy and rainy, thanks to newton. storms and flooding up through the upper midwest. slight risk of strong storms there, heating up in the southeast, trying to get rid of hermine, the remnants of hermine. for tomorrow, it finally gets
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but tapers off through the southwest. the good news is, it's fairly short-lived. but we see the wet weather stretching from new england and the northeast, all the way to the mid mississippi refer valley. that's what's going you want a catch phrase? >> yeah. >> what would his catch phrase be?
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woods. >> maybe toruk. coming up, another amazing performance for you this morning. the band group love is about to drop a brand-new album. they're going to play one of their hits after these messages. that was invigorating! you're probably wondering why i've just carved a giant wooden tiger. well, the answer is that a real one would maul me. i've crafted dr. whiskers here as a visual aid carmax associates will not pounce like tigers because people don't like that. come here to buy a car. dr. whiskers won't pounce. nobody will.
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?? we are officially ready to rock out, because group love is in the house. you know them with hits like "colors" and "ways to go" which had gold and "tongue tied". >> and this is called "big mess". good to see you. what's behind the mess?" >> i guess life can be a big mess and we found that to be the most creative time for us. the album was really written during a chaotic time. >> you've got your baby, willa. >> yes. >> congratulations. >> thanks. >> sleeping in brooklyn. >> nice. >> we hope she is sleeping. >> and you just celebrated her birthday in korea. you said you gave her a little bit of cake for the first time. >> cake. and we got to learn -- it is not
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>> how has she changed the band? >> babysitters. >> group love has just got more love. >> aww. >> one more in the group. >> and you're headed out on a big tour. >> soon. >> how excited are you about that? >> very excited. we can share this album with our audience. >> this is called "welcome to your life." >> anything we should know before we launch beautiful. >> group love. ?? ? we're back in business ? ? you're such a big mess and i love you ? ? yeah i love you ? ? we're back in business ?
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love you ? ? yeah i love you ? ?? ? mean man promised land ? ? nothing but a devil's hand ? ? trying to keep saying i feel okay telling myself this now for days ? ? mean man machine man ? i've been nothing but a puppet's hand ? ? but nothing ever comes without a change ? ? welcome yeah ? ? it could be a fantasy yeah, yeah ? ? welcome to your world my girl ? ? let it be your fantasy oh yeah ? ? we're back in business ? ? you're such a big mess but i love you ?
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?? ? we're back in business ? ? you're such a big mess but i love you yeah i love you ? ?? ? been wondering i take a chance ?? ? that chance is circumstance ? ? nothing ever comes without a change ? ? welcome to your life ? ? yeah, yeah ? ? it could be a fantasy ? ? let it be your fantasy oh yeah ? ? yeah i've figured it out i've seen the unknown ? ? like a shot in the dark i'll carry you home ? ? ask a wise man he'll say what's been done ? ? all the roads in this world
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yeah ? ?? >> woo! >> nice! group love, thank you so much. you should have seen billy's air guitar. fascinating. >> i love group love. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. group love!
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gland shirt company: this factory has been here since eighteen eighty-three. we have over sixty people here making shirts labled made in america. but donald trump's brand of shirts come from china, his suits from mexico, his coats from india. trump's products have been made in twelve other countries because he says there's no place in america that he can make them. well there is. you know donald trump says he'll make america great again while he's taking the shirts right off our backs. so so cameron has a big announcement. >> do tell. >> what are you doing? is this not bad. >> she's hosting the 2016 global citizens festival september 24th. we will be live streaming it and it will start 3:00 p.m. eastern.
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come on out. we'll make it a party. >> but i promise you there will eventually be a big announcement. >> that wasn't the big announcement? >> no. >> will we know first. >> you will. >> we have the wonderful tv jake on today and molly shanon. >> this is a daily show. >> you had it last night with my >> don't fight it. >> who ate my -- what happens when your -- forget it. >> back to your local news and weather. i pledge allegiance, to the flag [continues in background]
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. . . from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and h 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> we are going to like this song. >> gavin degraw. >> my daughter wants to go to his concert. >> he kicks it. when he is at a concert, he kicks it and so does andy. >> it is winesday wednesday. it is september 7th. we're happy you are here with us. >> we have funny woman former

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