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good morning. tragedy on the track. the reigning indianapolis 500 champion killed in a fiery 15-car pileup. veteran racers say it's one of the worst crashes they have ever seen. now questions are being raised about the safety of that speedway. new twist. the mother of the missing baby in kansas city breaks her silence admitting she was drunk the night her daughter disappeared and that she fears she's going to be arrested. >> if they arrest me, people are going to stop looking for her and then i will never see her
again. and i will never know what happened. >> this morning, our revealing new interview. and wild encounter. video of a mountain biker getting run over by an antelope. we'll talk to the 17-year-old on the wrong end of the antlers we'll talk to the 17-year-old on the wrong end of the antlers today, monday, october 17, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning. i'm ann curry. dan wheldon, the driver killed in that horrific accident was extremely popular on the indy circuit. he leaves behind a wife and two young sons. >> this was indy car's first fatal crash since 2006. wheldon was in the middle of the
pack when two cars in front of him touched triggering a multi car wreck. his car launched into the air, hit a fence and the wall and burst into flames. we'll hear from some of wheldon's closest friends coming up. on a different note, did you see the video over the weekend of lady gaga serenading the clintons? just another day in the life of the former president and current secretary of state. savannah guthrie caught up with hillary clinton. they talked about chelsea's eye on politics. we'll talk to hillary clinton coming up. and on friday we promised a big announcement and we'll have that for you. beginning with the deadly tragedy that has the racing world in mourning. nbc's george lewis is at the las vegas motor speedway. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. many veteran race drivers say they have never seen a pileup as
bad as this one. 15 cars crashing and spinning, some hitting the wall in flames. dan wheldon's car flying through the air. just minutes into the race on the 12th lap with the cars hitting speeds of 230 miles an hour, tires on two cars touched, sending them out of control. >> oh, here he goes. >> a huge crash. >> multiple cars involved. >> oh, my. >> it looks like dan wheldon may be involved in it. >> reporter: wheldon started the race at the back of the pack, part of a challenge to win $5 million if he got to the front and won. he was jockeying for position when one of the out of control cars struck him, sending his car flying through the air, tumbling end over end and into the wall of the raceway where it burst into flames. one of several race cars to catch fire in the 15-car pileup. medics air lifted wheldon to a trauma center but doctors were
unable to save his life. >> indy car is sad to announce that dan wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries. our thoughts and prayers are with his family today. >> reporter: three other drivers were injured. wheldon's friends and racing colleagues reacted to the news of his death in shock. >> he'll be missed. i just feel for his family. >> i lost one of my best friends, one of my greatest teammates. i don't know what to say. i think i'm getting old. i have been through too many of these already. >> reporter: officials decided not to continue the race. the cars did a five-lap tribute to wheldon as the number of wheldon's car 77 flashed on a pylon above the track. before the race in an interview with extra wheldon talked about
the hazards of the sport. >> some people look at it as one of those things that you can just do. for me, i take it very seriously. it's a lot of responsibility with that. these indy cars travel around the indianapolis motor speedway at speeds in excess of 230 miles an hour. they need to be safe. >> reporter: wheldon won the indianapolis 500 two times -- in 2005 and again this year. 33 years old and originally from england, wheldon leaves behind a wife and two young sons. for the people in the racing world for whom risk-taking just goes along with the sport, this scene will haunt them for the rest of their lives. some drivers had expressed misgivings about running a high speed race with 34 indy cars on this size track saying that when cars get bunched up the potential for accidents increases. that played out tragically here on sunday. matt? >> george, thank you very much. even wheldon himself before the
race said, quote, it's going to be a pack race. you never know how that's going to turn out. 230 miles an hour is just an extraordinary rate of speed. >> that's right. the question now for investigators is was the track too fast? were there too many drivers on the field? that will be addressed. meantime we have to think about his poor family and those two little kids and his wife. our hearts go out to them this morning. we are going to make a turn to kansas city and new developments in the case of the missing baby lisa irwin. her mother is opening up about what she was doing the night her daughter was last seen. nbc's peter alexander has the story. peter, good morning. >> reporter: lisa irwin's parents have been silent for more than a week. they tell nbc news this awful experience has brought them closer together and they are hopeful their baby daughter will be returned home safely. during our 45-minute interview
deborah bradley, lisa's mother, reveals she was drinking that night and says she thinks she could be arrested because of her daughter's disappearance. i began by asking her why. >> i was the last one with her. judging on how the questioning went, that's kind of the feel that i have. the main fear is if they arrest me, people are going to stop looking for her and then i will never see her again. i will never know what happened. >> reporter: nearly two weeks have passed since deborah bradley and jeremy irwin say their infant daughter, seen here in home video shot this year, vanished from her crib. you told us the police accused you of killing your daughter. >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: how has it been for authorities to focus on you at
times? >> terrible. my daughter's missing. the last thing i want to have to worry about is something like that. she didn't have to put any energy, any time or effort into anything but finding her. >> reporter: just before 5:00 on the night lisa disappeared, 25-year-old deborah was spotted on surveillance tape with her brother at a grocery store buying baby supplies and boxed wine. now for the first time deborah admits she was drinking at home in the hours before she says lisa vanished. were you drinking that night? >> yes. >> reporter: how much? >> enough to be drunk. >> reporter: so you were drunk? >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: a lot of people will say you were drunk that night, is there any chance you did anything that hurt your daughter that you are not telling us? >> no, no, no. if i thought there was a chance i would say it. no, no. i don't think that alcohol changes a person enough to do something like that. >> reporter: deborah now says she last saw her daughter when
she put her to bed at 6:40 p.m., not 10:30 as the family first reported. it was the first time lisa's father jeremy, an electrician, had ever worked an overnight shift making repairs at this kansas city starbucks. do you question she's not telling you or police everything she knows? >> no. there is no question to be had there. i know who she is. i know what kind of mother she is. >> reporter: when jeremy got home before 4:00 in the morning he found the front door unlocked, several lights on and a window screen tampered with. police have tried to recreate how an abductor may have broken into the home through that window. does it seem feasible that someone could have gotten in while you and your two boys were sleeping and you wouldn't have heard a thing? >> our bedroom is on the opposite corner of the house and she sleeps with the fan on high. >> they must have been doing it much quieter than the police were. >> reporter: you said police
told you that you failed a lie detector test. what question or questions did they say you failed? >> they said i failed when they asked me where she was. >> reporter: deborah and jeremy say they refuse to let detectives reinterview lisa's half brothers. >> they said they heard noises. i don't know if that was before they went to sleep or after. i have not sat down and talked to them about it, specifically not to have to put them through anything else. >> reporter: on sunday the missouri national guard joined the search for baby lisa, combing open and wooded areas near the family home. also this weekend, inside the basement of this abandoned house in the neighborhood, investigators discovered a child's backpack and used diapers, but police discounted that finding. meanwhile, detectives have questioned a local handyman with a criminal history who had been unaccounted for since before lisa's disappearance. still, police have no suspects including lisa's parents.
if the person who took your baby daughter is out there watching this right now, what do you say to them? >> she needs her family. we need her. we're losing more sanity as each day progresses. >> reporter: also this morning nbc news has learned the irwin family is expected to announce later this afternoon, ann, that they are bringing in an attorney. >> peter alexander, thank you very much. judge pero is a former prosecutor and spent two weeks in kansas city following the story. good morning. >> good morning. >> so this news that deborah is now admitting she was drunk the night lisa disappeared and last time she saw the baby was at 6:40 and not 10:30. why would a family change its story? >> when you have a missing 10-month-old baby, the truth is essential. minutes count. i spoke with the mother, deborah, and the father at length, eye to eye.
i said, what time did you put baby lisa to bed? she said, i put her to bed several hours earlier than the last time i checked on her which was at 10:30. now, two weeks later we come out with a new time. why is that? time is essential. it creates new windows and new areas of investigation. that is very, very concerning. >> maybe concealing the fact that she was drunk, being concerned about the repercussions from that? >> we know she was buying alcohol and the box of wine before 5:00. i spoke to the store clerk. she seemed fine. she bought baby wipes, baby food. it would explain why she didn't hear the baby monitor, didn't hear the dog barking. but, you know, now she comes out and says, "i was drunk." people believed her because the story was consistent. i spoke with her. she was very consistent. the neighbors said she loved that baby. the store clerk said she was a wonderful mother. the baby was always appropriately dressed and in
good health. now she comes out with the last time i saw my baby was 6:40 and, by the way, i was drunk. this isn't what you want to bring out after the fact when time is essential. >> meantime the family is not allowing the step-brothers of lisa to be reinterviewed. they are just 8 and 5. what would explain why the police want to reinterview them and why the family would refuse? >> i think they are 8 and 6. here's the problem. if the boys have information, we know the mother was drinking with the next door neighbor and her 4-year-old daughter was watching videos with her sons. i think the opportunity to speak to the sons about someone they may have seen at or around the house and the kansas city police, and they are doing a fantastic job, they picked up a homeless guy jersey who has not been seen since the baby went missing, but every piece to the puzzle is important. now is it 6:40, four hours before i told you last week?
not good. >> it's clear the police department are keeping their sights on the family. are they at the same time also conducts a parallel investigation looking at the possibility this could be a stranger abduction case? >> there is no question. they are looking at all avenues. they left no stone unturned. they have spoke to sexual predators who are saying, we're waiting for you to talk to us. this is a confident department. they keep it close to the vest. this whole idea about her saying she's being arrested i don't believe that's the case. nothing i have heard on the ground indicates that that's imminent. >> thank you so much for your perspective. at 7:14 here's matt. >> thank you very much. now the american researcher who was stranded at the south pole after suffering a suspected stroke. she's headed home. anne thompson has details on that. good morning. >> good morning, matt. she's in conflict of interest --
christchurch, new zealand this morning. there were supplies dropped off and picked up. after seven weeks of pleading, renee nicole finally left the south pole. she sent a photo of herself before heading out to meet the cargo plane that would take her away. that plane represented hopes and risk. it was unpressurized and she worried what could happen to her brain, already injured by a suspected stroke. she said the pilots agreed to fly at a lower altitude if necessary. >> i think i'm comfortable that the plan they have will work if i run into difficulties. i hope to god i won't run into any of that problem. >> reporter: the conditions were foreboding. the temperature, 72 degrees below zero with a wind chill of 109 below, around takeoff. on the first leg of the journey to better care. after stopping in antarctica to
change planes she boarded a pressurized plane for the trip to new zealand and a hospital with the machines to evaluate her condition. >> i have no idea if i'm just walking around with a ticking bomb in my brain. nobody knows until i get there. >> douceur said the suspected stroke left her with speech problems. among her questions, are these problems permanent and could they have been lessen eed. >> she is on her way home. appreciate it. let's go to the news desk. natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning. the occupy wall street movement is muscling up with some 300,000 dollars in donation as the protests have spread to four continents, a month after they began. the president gave the movement a nod on sunday. nearly 100 protesters were
arrested nationwide over the weekend. the new martin luther king, jr., memorial is now open to the public. president obama paid tribute to the slain civil rights activist. the events weren't untouched by current events. king's children and president obama said king himself would have approved of the occupy wall street movement. the president kicks off a three-day bus tour in his push for re-election and the jobs bill. the bill was rejected last week by the senate. the president is urging congress to pass smaller pieces of the legislation. now to wall street. cnbc's melissa francis is at the new york stock exchange for us. what are we watching this week? >> good morning, natalie. we have an eye on the debt crisis in europe but we are also watching corporate earnings. some of the big names reporting
citigroup and wells fargo on deck today. we'll listen to what they have to say about the future. is business coming back? it is not your imagination prices are creeping up a full seven cents in the last week according to aaa. back to you. >> melissa, thank you. the days of an unpleasant surprise on your cell phone bill could be over after a new agreement between wireless carriers and the fcc. within a year those nearing their monthly service limits will get alerts warning them of charges. tens of millions of users are charged with overage charges each year. as you probably know by now it will be the cardinals versus the rangers in the world series. last night the cardinals scored their 18th trouncing and the series opener is wednesday in st. louis. it's 7:18. back to matt, al and ann.
my husband is happy as a cardinals fan. >> i think it will be a good series. i like the cardinals. i'm also a texas fan. we need the viewers in both locations. mr. roker has a check of the weather. >> and we love the brewers. they have the sausage race. >> you know, detroit. we love detroit. >> got the bases covered. in florida, just off the keys, we are looking at heavy rain. 60% chance of a tropical cyclone forming over the next 48 hours. we'll keep an eye on this. rainfall over the next 24 hours. one to four inches of rain throughout the keys into central florida. it will be a wet one. plenty of sunshine in the northeast. rain along the central mississippi river valley. beautiful in the pacific northwest with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s, make it 60 60s. temperatures in the 80s in >> good morning.
we have temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's. we have a slight chance for a sprinkle of this morning. and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. just ahead, the unwitting victim of a bizarre hit-and-run. the mountain biker was taken out by an antelope. we have the exclusive live interview. first this is "today" on nbc.
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lead that suggested is body may be in a wooded are out of one of them. his mother, jane mcquain, was found beaten and stabbed to death inside their germantown home last week. her estranged husband is charged in the murder. time for the morning commute with sarah caldwell. >> still dealing with delays around the area. if you want to head out on southbound 295, these delays are due to accident on 195. this continues past the accident was 32 in the southbound direction. another accident at 32. if you want to hand out in patapsco avenue and ninth street, watch for crash. slow go on the west side, part of that due to disabled vehicle on the outer loop of 795. another disabled on the outer loop north side at loch raven. those delays stretch back to belair road. southbound 95 pretty heavy from approaching white marsh towards the split. we start at 95 and white marsh,
the pace of things in the area of white marsh. it begins approaching white marsh all the way down to the split. accident off to the right shoulder at 32. that is the latest traffic pulse 11. tony, over to you. >> couple of sprinkles out in the mountains. trying to work their way over to baltimore. most of you will let it dry morning commute. same thing in catonsville. mixture of clouds and sunshine. 20% chance for a shower. high-temperature this afternoon at 72. better chance for rain by the time to get into the middle of the week. it will turn chilly by thursday and friday. highs only in the 50's. highs only in the 50's.
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were videotaped and hit youtube last week. >> also ahead, savannah guthrie gets a behind the scenes look at hillary clinton's life as secretary of state and is another white house run in the plans? her answer is just ahead. >> okay. we have a special announcement that you will not want to miss. >> all right. first, a programming note. are auto dealerships charging you for repairs you don't need? we took hidden cameras to investigate. you may be sprieds by what we found. we'll have that tomorrow and wednesday on "today". >> we begin with the latest on the man accused of hacking into the computers oand cell phones f celebrities. lilja, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. christopher cheney said he's neither a hacker nor a paparazzi as he's been labeled. but he is the one who
authorities say has been exposing the lives of celebrities online. in order to understand who is this man, we spoke with him to get his side of the story. >> obviously it's something nobody wants to experience. >> reporter: 35-year-old christopher cheney said he's just a normal guy who didn't mean any harm. investigators disagree. they say he hacked into e-mail accounts and cell phones of more than 50 people including celebrities like scarlett johansson, christina aguilera, mila kunis. investigators say he posted nude photos for the world to see. have you thought about people like scarlett johansson? >> i feel terrible for everything they may be going through or had to experience bah of this. >> reporter: he says what pains him the most is letting the family down, especially his mom. he's now living with her under a court order until the trial
begins in california. >> it's going to be hard. you know, i don't want to let him go. >> reporter: in an interview last week he admitted to a deep fascination with celebrities saying once he got a look into their private lives he couldn't stop. it all started to crumble in february when a marshal startled him in the middle of the night. >> it was something out of a movie. there were guns drawn, laser sights pointed at me. never in my life would i thought i would have seen something like that. >> reporter: the fbi took his computer as part of the investigation. nine months later they came bab for him. he's now charged in a 26-count federal indictment. he's the one in the spotlight. now that you have seen it, how has your perception changed in terms of celebrities? >> i certainly have respect for what they have to deal with on a daily basis. i don't know how anyone can deal with it daily. >> reporter: 121 years is the
maximum you could potentially get given all the charges against you, chris. how does that sound to you? 121 years. >>'s terrifying. it's kept me awake at night. it's scary. >> reporter: cheney has not yet entered a plea. his attorney said guilt or innocence has not been established. he has a court appearance november 1 in los angeles. getting there will be the first time he ever sets foot on an airplane. ann? >> thank you very much. now a check of the weather from al. >> thank you very much, ann. as we look at the week ahead we have above normal temperatures in the east. a little bit wet. normal in the great lakes. above normal out west. mid-week period, the cooler air makes it east with wetter weather into the northeast and showers in the pacific northwest. in the latter part of the week, rain in the pacific northwest. cooler throughout much of the eastern half of the country with
showers up into new england. below normal temperatures as far south as florida. >> good morning. things will change kilobit this morning. we have a chance for a sprinkle this morning, 20%. not a big deal. don't forget. you can keep track of your weather all day long on the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. >> thank you very much, al. now to the big announcement. i have been with "today" for over 14 years. i cannot tell you the joy that my time here has brought me sitting beside the likes of katie, meredith and ann.
i have decided it's soon time for me to say good-bye. so this november, i am leaving. >> what? >> on my special, where in the world is matt lauer. >> oh, suckers! >> take a look. >> one of the most amazing locations you will ever see. it all befa fgan in the shadow the great pyramids. bill clinton was the 42nd president. gas cost a little over a dollar and google was brand new, still just a noun. now, more than ten years later, where in the world has taken us to 46 amazing places, over a quarter of a million miles, in the air over 500 hours, creating memories for a lifetime. we visited some of the most beautiful and exotic places all around the globe. so we wonder is there really
anywhere left we can go? so the answer is yes. we have found five new and exciting locations. it all kicks off on monday, november 7th. it should be a lot of fun. for details and highlights from the past nine trips and also fun games that have nothing to do with it, head to today.com/whereintheworld. >> are your tips going to get any easier? >> the clues? no, no. >> they will get harder. >> sometimes you complain they are just plain miserable. i'm working on clues already for this year. can we keep the whining to a minimum this year? >> are we going to get to see the matterhorn? >> maybe. it's the 10th anniversary. coming up, hillary clinton share as day in the life and opens up about her future plans and
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honey bunches of oats. back now with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the life and hectic schedule of the secretary of state hillary clinton. savannah guthrie caught up with her. good morning. >> good morning, ann. hillary clinton is known for keeping a tireless pace. she's on track to be the most traveled secretary of state ever. but at 63 she's getting ready to make a change, making it clear she will leave this position at the end of the president's first term. >> good morning. >> reporter: from the moment she walks into the state department headquarters, hillary clinton is perpetually in motion. a frenzy of photo ops, phone
calls, staff meetings, speeches, and the obligations of office. >> for that, i thank you. >> reporter: all before lunch. >> the best clothes. >> reporter: after three years, hillary clinton can see the horizon. what's the one thing you want to pint to and have people say, hillary clinton left it better than she found it? >> despite difficult circumstances when president obama and i started our jobs we have reasserted american leadership. we are going to lead despite other countries coming to the forefront. we are going to lead because america is destined to lead. >> reporter: her tenure has seen a dramatic reordering of world power. hanging over it all, a global economic crisis. do world leaders see an america that's in decline? >> if they do, they are badly mistaken. we do have to get our house in order -- our economic house, our political house, but at the same
time we cannot advocate leadership around the world because it comes back to bite us when we do. >> reporter: around the world clinton's approach is a combination of blunt talk. >> those nations are standing on the wrong side of history. >> reporter: personal charm. >> i hope we get one good picture out of this. >> reporter: and above all, frequent flyer diplomacy. she's flown more than 600,000 miles on this plane. she can reach world leaders at a moment's notice or hone the ability to nap on command. >> a lot of people can't. i can pass out nearly anywhere. >> reporter: let's get practical. i saw your cabin. for those who think it may be glamorous work it's a pull-out couch. there is no hair and makeup team on board. >> that should be obvious when i get off the plane in the middle of the night. i'm worried i will scare the children. >> reporter: in washington she's become a force in her own right.
at the white house several times a week it's easy to forget how bitter and hard fought the 2008 campaign was. >> shame on you, barack obama. >> reporter: you have to be honest though. it was certainly awkward at first, wasn't it? >> of course. we had a hard fought election. i wanted to beat him and he ended up beating me. but he asked me to serve our country and him in his administration. why? because we both love our country. so i said yes. because at the end of the day, we have to be bigger than politics. >> reporter: do you think you are in the inner circle? >> i think on the issues that i work on in the national security arena, absolutely. >> reporter: does he ask you for political advice? >> every so often but i keep it to myself. >> reporter: as the president's political troubles mounted, some democrats have wondered out loud if it should have been hillary after all. that's got to feel good. it can't feel bad?
>> you know, it feels irrelevant to me. because a decision was made. i think the president has done an excellent job under the most difficult circumstances. >> reporter: dick cheney thought you would do a good job. do you feel vindicated? >> no. maybe because i have been at this and do have 20 years of work behind me i feel like this is all predictable. we are living in times that are hard to navigate. we need leadership that's willing to make hard decisions. i think the president has done that. >> reporter: what's surprising is how the woman who was once so polarizing. >> i'm not sitting here some little woman standing by my man. i suppose i could have stayed home and baked cookies. . this vast right wing conspiracy, is now ga line-up's most
powerful woman. a change in public fortune not lost on her. what do people know about you now they don't know then? >> i think because i have been on the public consciousness for so long and on the television screens and people's homes, i think there is a comfort. >> reporter: they got used to you? >> yeah, oh, it's her again. >> reporter: the ne >> the next president of the united states, bill clinton! >> reporter: 20 years ago this month her husband announced his presidential candidacy in little rock, two decades of a life lived in public. her ups, her downs and, yes, her dues. now clinton seems ready to step out of the spotlight. what do you think life will be like when, after 20 years in politics, it will be you and the former president at home, sitting around. >> i can't wait. obviously we'll be very active. but it's something i'm really
looking forward to enjoying. when i get to go home on the weekend which is not often enough, it's great to do as little as possible. i think, you know, after this 20 years that will be very welcome. >> reporter: one title i know you seek to have is grandmother. >> yes. you figured that out. >> reporter: i noticed chelsea has been doing more events. we saw her a couple weeks ago. do you think she has the clinton politics? >> i don't know. i think she does have the public service bug. that's in our dna. >> reporter: will you run for president in 2016? >> no. you know, i'm very privileged to have had the opportunity to serve my country. i'm really old-fashioned. i feel i have made my contribution. i have done the best i can. but now i want to try other things. i want to get back to writing and maybe some teaching, working on women and girls around the world. >> reporter: secretary clinton,
politics is in your blood. people will not believe you are closing the door and locking it on running for office. >> they will have to watch and wait. i have made my contribution. i'm grateful i have had the chance to serve. i think it's time for others to step up. >> reporter: the sense among insiders is clinton means it. she's done with public office. they also believe if the party came calling in 2016 it would be difficult to say no. talk about a day in the life. did you see the video over the weekend? >> i did. unbelievable. >> reporter: a tribute event for bill clinton's birthday. lady gaga singing a version of bad romance she calls bill romance. looks like the former first lady and president -- that's a spectacle, shall we say? >> a spectacle in many regards here. her comment, a lot of americans embrace the idea of being bigger in politics and now you wish everyone would embrace the idea.
>> she said the fact that president obama picked her for a key position has an impact around the world. people can't believe two arch political rivals ultimately became allies. she said it shows the best of america. >> thank you very much for your report. up next, the crash seen around the world when a mountain biker was hit by an antelope. his story in an exclusive live interview right after this. ular. new pronamel iso-active is a toothpaste in a can. it starts off as a gel... transforms into a foam and actually surrounds your teeth. it gets into all those nooks and crannies. dentists recommend pronamel. pronamel iso-active re-hardens the enamel that's been softened by acid you're consuming. acid doesn't just affect our front or back teeth but the whole tooth. pronamel iso-active helps protect against the effects of acid erosion.
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weekend. but fine now. >> you have been mountain biking for a while now, i think five years. have you ever even heard of anything like this happening before? >> well, in the five years i have been riding i have never heard of an animal actually taking a person off their bike. i have been to quite a few game reserves in the last five years but i have never come close to the animals. >> nbc licensed this video. i can't tell you how many people have watched it over the last couple of days. about 10 million hits on youtube. when you watch the video, what goes through your mind, besides the antelope? >> well, the first time i watched it was after i saw the x-rays. i knew i was safe after that. the first time i watched it, i had a bit of a laugh myself, just out of shock about how enormous the animal was. it was scary.
>> i mentioned you broke your helmet. miraculously you didn't have many other serious injuries. you got a concussion. you were unconscious for a while. how long were you out? >> well, from the moment the buck hit me, i don't remember anything from then until actually sitting in the ambulance in the hospital. so between the buck hitting me and the ambulance i don't have a recollection of that. >> travis, you were riding behind him. you took the footage. first of all, why were you shooting this? what was your reaction when you saw the antelope come through? >> the reason i was filming was for the footage and it was just pure chance and luck that i ended up riding with the camera on my bike. when i first saw the buck hit
evan, i was just in total shock. >> i can imagine. well, the video, as i mentioned, has become a sensation on youtube. it would not be nearly as sensation gnat hal had the outcn different. thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> much more coming up after this. i want healthy skin for life.
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the delays we normally see. southbound 295 at 195, watch for an accident being cleared approaching 195 down to 32. another one wrapping up on 32 off to the right shoulder. live view of traffic. you can see that the outer the delays, that is the usual stuff. towards 95, all of that due to an accident on the inner loop. we will switch to a live view of traffic 29 and 32. looks like the tow truck is on the scene. it should be out of their it shortly. tony has a check on the forecast. >> you saw the the no clout it back on the traffic cameras. there is a front making its way to the state and it is bringing a couple of sprinkles. most of you will not see that. 55 in parkton, 56 in jarrettsville. today, a mixture of clouds and sunshine 20% chance for a
we're back now at 8:00 on a monday morning, the 17th day of october, 2011. if you're just tuning in, you are looking at weather in the northeast and you may be thinking, wow, not a great day. this is the rain before the beautiful weather that will roll in here in a couple of hours. >> it will be nice. >> i'm going with that. that's any story. >> out on the plaza i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and al roker. coming up we'll check out with
two reality stars. >> juliana rancic and her husband have been documenting her trouble with infertility. after seeking treatment for a third time she'll make a shocking announcement today for the first time. >> also we'll catch up with bethenny frankel, the former real housewife making headlines for the wrong reasons lately. questions about stories that have come up. we'll sit down with bethenny and shake the truth out of her. we'll find out what's going on. >> that's a little violent. >> and coming up, an exclusive visit with susan boyle. she's opening up about her rise to fame and what she does with her newfound wealth. an exclusive with susan boyle tomorrow only on "today." >> think she bought a new house or something like that? >> i hope so.
>> it was a little tiny. we heard about how tiny it was. >> natalie morales has a check on the headlines. >> good morning, everyone. indy car has cancelled tonight's season-ending banquet, a night after the fiery crash killed one of its most popular drivers. two-time indianapolis 500 winner dan wheldon's car went airborn and burst into flames as it hit the fence at las vegas motor speedway. drivers say it was the worst crash they have seen in the history of the sport. wheldon was 33. he leaves behind a wife and two young sons. the mother of baby lisa irwin, the infant missing for almost two weeks said she last saw the baby hours earlier than first reported and says she was drunk the night the baby vanished. she was recorded on videotape buying boxed wine. her big fear is she'll be arrested and people will stop
looking for lisa. a private memorial service held saturday for steve jobs. silicon valley elite attended the gathering at stanford university. apple employees have a memorial on wednesday. meantime the yet to be released iphone 5 was the last big project jobs worked on from concept to finished design. now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up on nbc "nightly news." brian? >> coming up tonight, the cancer drug shortages you may be aware of. critical life saving chemo and other drugs not available to those who need it so badly. and allegations of price gouging when they become available. we'll have that for you tonight. natalie, back to you. >> thank you, brian. now a quick roundup of what has you talking online. the lady gaga performance that made bill clinton blush is a hit on yahoo.
gaga serenaded him with customized song lyrics including billary and i and bill romance. >> this song is for nobody, but hillary, you and i. >> she said she was going to have a marilyn moment. i thought, my god, i get lady gaga and i will have a heart attack to celebrate my birthday. >> mr. clinton called gaga the most talented performer out there. gaga said she wished the former president was up there playing the sax for her. love was in the air at the occupy wall street protest saturday. the pictures are being passed around on twitter. an ohio couple had their picture taken with protesters to show sympathy for the cause. and it may be a forbidden dance but a youtube shows why a
lambada dance was dangerous. the cheer leader tumbled into the swimming poochlt another cheerleader pulled her out. she finished the routine dripping wet but fine. 8:04 now. let's go outside to matt and ann. >> you know the top lady gaga wore? >> i saw it. >> i almost wore that. >> on my 63rd birthday. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> we should all be so lucky. hey, we have a bunch of future farmers of america here. [ cheers ] >> it's their national convention. america can't do without the farmers. thank you so much. and we have nice folks over here helping veterans. what are you doing? >> we're helping soldiers have ha the ability to call home with haircuts. >> let's check your weather.
astoria, oregon, channel 8. whoa, oregon folks over there. afternoon sunshine. temperatures in the mid 60s. as we check out the day we'll have beautiful weather in oregon. lots of sun. west coast is fantastic. down in florida, a broad area of low pressure causing showers and thunderstorms. may make it up the syrieastern seaboard. showers around the great lakes and interior parts of new york and new england. oregon ducks over here. [ chee >> good morning. we have temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's. we have a slight chance for a sprinkle of this morning.
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back now at 8:10. giuliana rancic from our sister network e is here to share some personal news this morning. first, her story. for nine years she's been the e network's celebrity news personality, a staple at red carpet events. >> we have learned more about you tonight. thank you very much. >> saying what's hot and what's not on fashion police. >> we have been watching the fashions, talking about them all night. >> and co-host of the wildly popular e news reporting the latest celebrity scoops. >> they saved the big secrets for us. >> she's married to season 1 "apprentice" winner bill rancic. they fell in love, married and
since 2009 have chronicled their lives on the style network reality show that highlights their married life and struggle with infertility. >> thinking about having, you know, a kid again. >> reporter: including two in vitro fertilization treatments one that resulted in a miscarriage at 8 weeks. >> why are we being punished? >> reporter: three weeks ago they decided to try again taking treatments from a leading ivf clinic in denver leading everyone to wonder whether it would work this time. >> bye! cameras off! >> see you. bye. >> wish us luck. >> reporter: giuliana rancic, good morning. >> good morning. >> to the fans listening and watching now, they are expecting you to possibly announce that you might be pregnant. >> yes. >> you have other news. >> i do. through my attempt to get pregnant for the third time through ivf, we sadly found out that i have early stages of
breast cancer. it's been a shock because i recently found this out. a lot of people have been asking, you know, we saw in the season finale of the show that you got ivf, so what happened. are you pregnant? sadly, we have had to put that off because of the news. >> how you found out is important here. >> it is important. it's a pretty amazing story. when we went to do the third round of ivf, the only doctor who has ever said this to me said, you need a mammogram. i said, why? i'm 36. i'm too young. he said, i don't care if you're 26, 36. i won't get you pregnant if there is a small risk you have cancer. if you get pregnant it can accelerate the cancer. the hormones accelerate the cancer. so i got a mammogram -- >> you argued against it. >> i did. >> you didn't want it. why do i need a mammogram?
>> absolutely. i wasn't prepared to get one until i was 40. so never in my wildest dreams i expected anything to be wrong. i went kicking and screaming, to be honest. they called me the next day and said, we see something. we need you to come back. i remember i was driving to work. it was just a kick in the stomach. i knew something was wrong. i went in. they did, indeed, see something. now i was just days away from going to colorado to get ivf. i was on day seven or eight of the medications. i said, what am i supposed to do? they said, go to colorado to do the retrieval. then you can't get pregnant. we can't let you get pregnant. we'll biopsy you when you come back and see where you are. >> the mammogram was on the 11th, your birthday on the 17th and a few years later you found out the words when the doctors said the words to you. >> that's right. >> how are you doing
emotionally? >> i'm okay. that was the hardest day. i went in to the hospital in l.a. and when they came in to tell me they said it quickly. they just said, i'm sorry, you have breast cancer. i just remember, ann, it's like what you expect but so much more. it was like incredible instant sobbing and it was like the world crashed down around me. i just couldn't believe it. 36 years old. no family history. i just couldn't believe it. >> 85% of breast cancer diagnosis are for people without a prior history. you did have an aunt. >> i do have an aunt. i was tested for the breast cancer gene and i don't have a breast cancer gene, thank god. but i don't have a mother or a sister. you don't see it in my family a lot. i have just the one aunt who had it but is a survivor and is very perfect now. >> your husband bill who we have been watching in this reality show, how much has his support
meant to you? >> it's been everything. bill is unbelievable. the best part about bill is he lets me cry when i want to cry and doesn't say, hey, look at that person who's worse off than you are. he just lets me feel what i'm feeling. i think that's very important for a spouse to do. >> you know, i can't help but notice that during the interview and leading up to it, you have been shaking a little bit. it's still so new. >> yeah. >> yet you wanted to come in and talk about it, in part because you want to give a message to woman. >> oh, absolutely. i think a lot of us think we're invincible. women these days, we are busier than ever multi tasking, taking care of a million people and a million things a day. we have to start putting ourselves on the to-do list. i had a friend call yesterday. she said, i'm so sorry. can i do anything for you. i said, honestly, don't feel sorry for me. call your doctor tomorrow.
make an appointment. that's what you can do for me. i want women to know if you can just find it early, you could be okay. i will be okay. because i found it early. >> do you need radiation? >> i do. >> and you're going to push to have a baby? >> yeah. i'm doing surgery this coming week. then i go to radiation for six and a half weeks. yeah. i'm not going to give up. i want that baby. what's amazing is that the baby will have saved my life. because i have always said that this all happened to me because there was a master plan for why ivfs didn't work, why i didn't get pregnant. i truly believe god was looking out for me and when i would ask him why is this happening? why can't you give me a baby? i know he was looking out for me. had i gotten pregnant a few years down the line i could be a lot sicker. now i'm okay.
so this baby will have saved my life. >> giuliana rancic, we wish you every luck -- you and bill. thank you for talking with us this morning. >> thank you, ann. >> we'll be right back after this. [ vending man ] hi there! that's not going to satisfy you. come on. it's time for a better snack. try this. it's yoplait greek.
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her personal and professional lives. good morning. what is it about you that lands you in the headlines all the time? >> i think my recent success has polarized people. all i ever wanted to do was be able to pay my rent. they say more money, more problems. i never had problems like this. >> your recent success, is this people jealous over the fact that you are doing well? are they trying to take you down a notch? >> there are certain people and certain bloggers that are freelance journalists. they write things and people believe them as fact. it's irresponsible journalism. i believe they want something to be wrong. they want it to be i somehow lied, cheated or did something wrong for success. >> let's give an example. you recently sold a portion of your company skinny girl, right? >> i sold skinny girl cocktails. >> and the prices that were out there were all over the place. the bottom line is there was an article written on huffington
post where they said you inflated the sale price of the company by a lot. what was the truth? >> forbes and the hollywood reporter reported numbers in excess of $100 million. >> correct numbers? >> they are credible publications. the number is irrelevant to me. the least interesting thing about me is how much money i have. when fans are wondering whether i said it was ten times more than it was, i'm left to defend myself. my fans are the ones who made this success. >> huffington post later said, we reget the error. are you satisfied with that apology? >> the bottom line is the public believes irresponsible bloggers who write anything they want. you have to trust your news sources like "today," like forbes. skinny girl cocktails is about to sell a million cases in nine
months. it's remarkable. the money is irrelevant. but it's a success. >> the other story that got a lot of headlines recently, apparently a lost at sea episode involving you and your husband and your therapist lost for 20 years. yet there was a crew from your reality show on board the boat and immediately people started saying, if there is a crew on board they are not lost at sea. this was a stunt for a reality tv show. >> first of all, my sound guy doesn't know how to swim. they lost a lot of tapes because of salt damage. they lost batteries. the story happened. basically the tow boat man accused me of lying. >> tim russell. >> he's been put on a gag order because she's saying we called the coast guard. it's like calling 911 without an emergency. i would be in jail. >> he said when you finally got to land you bent down and kissed the ground but not until the crew was rolling which made him think, this is a stunt. >> oh, no. the crew had been rolling since
midnight the night before. my baby was in nantucket with a baby sitter all night. i was hysterical. i did kiss the ground. people will know it's real. it's a bunch of nonsense. >> which is part of your appeal, your blunt talking. you call it as you see it. how do you feel about people who were behind the stories? >> i'm thinking about my fans who i love and who created my success and who i have a responsibility to. the reason i spent the last couple of weeks defending myself from lies is only to speak to them. i don't care who's writing garbage. i care about the public knowing what to believe. also, we are in a world where people believe the last thing they have seen on a computer. other people pick up these -- >> so incorrect morsels become the truth of the next story. >> by the way, none of this matters.
giulana just came out with breast cancer. this is garbage. you worry about your house and money is garbage. >> we'll be right back after your local news. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. let's check weather and traffic. >> good morning. we're still dealing with some problems on southbound 95 at white marsh. word of an accident. you can see the delays stretch back to mountain road. speeds on average on the north side around 17 miles per hour. inner loop delays in place over
towards 95 because of an earlier accident. all lanes are open. watch for an accident at owings mills involving a bus fire. park heights, an accident is wrapping up. inner loop delays all the way towards the j.f.x. southbound from the bell like down towards 28 straight. southbound 295, watch for a slow go because of an accident. that the lake continues all the way down towards the 32. holding on to those inner loop delays because of an earlier accident. this is 29 at 32. delays because of an accident that is now gone. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we're off to a quiet start. the cloud deck on the traffic cameras. we do have some clouds but little in the way of precipitation. 59 at the airport. 66 in parkton.
lined up. we have coldplay, one of the hottest bands in the world live out on the plaza for a full half hour of music. >> falcon krel concerts are fun. coldplay is huge. get here early. >> i'm ann curry along with matt lauer, al roker and natalie morales. we have a lot to get to. >> the olympic games opening ceremony is just nine months away. how is london doing in preparation for the visits from people around the world? are the venues ready? what about security? we'll get an update on the dedicated olympians heading up the host committee. >> then we head into the kitchen today where marcus samuelsson is stopping by to help us out with pork chops. >> he's doing jerk pork. >> caribbean flavor.
>> okay. >> with halloween just two weeks away, we are getting ready for the halloween extravaganza. the spooktacular. plan your costume and be here monday, october 31, here on the plaza. >> meantime, we are also very excited today. one of our favorite people is here. we are talking about rowan atkinson. [ cheers and applause ] >> he's the star of johnny english. pleasure to have you here. >> thank you very much. >> you play an intelligence officer and in this movie you are trying to stop international assassins from creating worldwide chaos and it's not easy. >> not for someone whose skill set is not as great as he would like it to be. english's problem is he's not as great as he thinks he is. he's actually quite good. he's not a complete fool. but he's not as good as he
thinks he is. he has too much self-confidence. that's the problem. >> the first movie was a huge success. $150 million. >> it did well, yes. >> how much pressure do you feel for number two? >> i feel more confident than i did a couple of weeks ago. we have been released in far east and european territories where the film as done well. i sat in audiences from russia to australia to london. interesting to hear yourself in russian for the moscow premiere. i thought i sounded slightly effeminate. clearly a deliberate policy decision to make the brit sound more effete. they seemed to like it. >> and with movie success comes bigger budget, bigger guest stars. you have gillian anderson. >> and rosamond pike.
she was in "die another day" with piers brosnan. so, yes. we were keen to make it more like a james bond movie. you know, spend more money and give it a sense of importance. the plot and the narrative is important. when johnny english mucks up the joke, i believe it's funnier the more serious the context it's set in. >> as my young kids were watching the bean last night, will there be another? >> i think i may retire mr. bean. >> no, no! >> no! >> should he retire mr. bean? >> no! >> think of the children. >> i'm inclined not to see him
get old. never say never. >> another bond movie. >> yes. i was in a bond movie called "never say never again". >> you were! >> johnny english is opening on october 28th. >> mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? >> let's show you what's happening. we'll see showers and thunderstorms mid mississippi river valley. sunshine in the west. going to be gorgeous. heat continues. 85 in atlanta today. as we move into tomorrow, mild conditions. wet in the midatlantic states. showers in the southeast and lf coast. beautiful weather western two-thirds of the country. warm texas into the southwest. >> good morning. things will change kilobit this morning. we have a chance for a sprinkle this morning, 20%. not a big deal.
sebastian coe is a politician in great britain. yet in the early '80s he was better known as seb coe, who made an indelible mark on the olympic games. he won four olympic medals, taking home gold in the 1500 meter and silver in the 800 meter races in both the 1980 and 1984 games. the only man to ever win back-to-back gold medals in the 1500. he also set records during his career. after hanging up the cleats in 1990 he became a member of parliament and went on to head up the successful olympic bid committee for london. >> we've done it! >> reporter: the host of the 2012 olympic games. he's now the chairman of the london 2012 organizing committees. good to have you here. >> that was a quick run through 30 years. >> the entire 30 years in one
minute, ten seconds. are you ready? >> we're excited. we have a lot of work still to do. we're in great shape. i think the nation is excited. while i travel around the world now talking to national olympic committees and a lot of the athletes we know will showcase their wares in the state and they are excited. >> when you get inside a year you can almost hear the clock ticking. what keeps you up at night? >> actually, you think like an athlete at this stage. it's getting to the finish line uninjured, getting to the finish line focused. our team is really in that sort of space. the next ten months will be challenging. it's making sure that operationally you are ready to deliver. the moment we are testing. we are doing a lot of test events which is crucial for the athletes. >> you talk about venues. everybody wants to talk venues. what's ready? what's not? what makes you nervous?
>> 95% of the olympic park is now done. that's the centerpiece of the games. we have temporary venues we are working on and overlay and things you need to do to turn the venues into great theaters of sport. >> what about traffic? i have been to london a lot. your traffic is not, as the british would say, brilliant. it can be tough. some of your events, by the way, will go right through the heart of london like the marathon and things like that. are you worried about it? >> in modern global cities, particularly some of the older designed cities, we are not beijing. we don't go three miles in one direction, hang a right and three miles in another direction. it has challenges. we do have an extraordinary public transport system. millions of people every day like me used public transport. we've got the right people in the right place asking the right questions.
we will get there. but transport will always be a challenge. >> and so will security. the day after you guys won the bid, there was a terrorist bombing come to be known as the 7-7 bombing. there were riots in the last year we watched play out on television sets. we wonder about whether crowds larger than that could be kept under control. how would you answer the question? >> we'll have a safe, secure games next year. the real issue is always in an olympic city about proportionality. people come to your city to celebrate extraordinary sport, humanity, friendship. we have millions of people coming to london. of course everything we do is underpinned by security. that has to be in balance. we will do this very well. i mean the british police force is the best in the world. london is a big global capital
that has dealt with these sorts of issues for as long as i have been alive in london. >> how is the home team looking? >> good actually. if you benchmark where we were before beijing we're in good shape. >> can you top the opening ceremony at beijing? that was epic. you have danny doyle, the director. >> the great danny doyle. his creative juices are flowing. >> seb coe, 282 days before opening ceremony. >> thank you. >> if you are addicted to your digital devices up next. first, this is "today" on nbc. drinkin'? i'm drinkin' dunkin'.
she's holding a summit and using an iconic image from world war ii in order to do it. good morning. >> good morning. >> why do you believe women have the power to be a catalyst for our nation's economic recovery? >> women are such an economic engine in this country and largely up untapped. women are graduating half of the college degrees, more than half of the advanced degrees and women owned businesses are some of the fastest growing in the country. we need women at the forefront. >> you talk about using the rosie the riveter image from world war ii which told women to step up. how can women today step up? >> the reason we are using rosie the riveter, a lot of the men were fighting in world war ii and businesses needed employees so they had a call to action for women to come into the workforce. within 14 months 2 million
women, by the end of the war, 6 million women. this is a call to action to america's women to say you are part of the solution. we need you as part of the decision-making fabric of the country. studies show the women are part of decision-making and outcomes are better particularly on corporate boards. we have only 16% women on the fortune 500 corporate boards. we need more. >> you have other numbers you point to. i think this is something women may be surprised to learn. women earn just 78% of what men earn. that creates an average loss of $434,000 over a woman's career. that doesn't include lower social security payments and pensions. and women are just 3% of the fortune 500 ceos and women start businesses with eight times less capital than men. how much power do women have to be the juice in the economy? >> they have the great ideas, great business sense and good
decision-making abilities. the conference is about giving them the tools they need to reach their full potential. for example, did you know that only 7% of women negotiate their first salaries but 57% of men do. >> why? >> they need to know that they deserve more. they certainly deserve a dollar on a dollar. one study shows if women did earn a dollar on a dollar the gdp of america would go up 9%. >> it's good for everyone if women have the opportunities and their families and children. >> most families are two wage earning families. if you are losing 400,000 in your lifetime imagine that money going to college education, opportunities for your kids. we want america's women to understand they are needed. we need them in the work force. we need them making decisions and we need them on the political side. i'm one of 17 women in the senate today. we have 17% in congress. six governors. we need women to understand their voices are necessary
because they have good ideas on the business and political side and when they are at the table the outcomes are better. the decisions have a broader viewpoint. women have a different perspective on how to solve problems. we need their ability to bring people together, especially in washington when as we know washington is broken. the more women at the table the better it will be. >> you mentioned power in congress. the article in good housekeeping magazine about your frip with debbie wasserman schultz and gabrielle giffords, how much does the connection between the three of you bolster you given the fact that you are in a minority? >> it's wonderful to have such close friends in washington. the joke is if you want a friend in washington, buy a dog. it's not necessarily true. there are great girlfriends there. women often work well together. we can often reach across party lines. we can build consensus, reach
compromise and get things done. we need to get things done in washington now. we have a tough economy. many, many families across new york, across the country are suffering. we need people willing to work together and solve the problems. i think if we have more women at the table making the decisions, we'll have better outcomes and better decisions will be made. >> by the way, how is gabby doing? >> great. i saw her a week ago. she's strong, still inspiring us all. she's going to make it. >> senator kirsten gillibrand, thank you. >> thank you very much. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
>> announcer: today's kitchen is brought to you by chili's lunch combos. go bold instead of the same old. >> this morning on "today's kitchen" how to spice up your pork, so to speak. marcus samuelsson is the owner and chef of red rooster in harlem. welcome back. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> this is jerk pork. i have seen jerk foods in jamaica. where else does it show up in cuisine? >> these spices really come from africa. so it would make sense that the jerk spice and the flavor
profile came through slavery essentially. you have allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg but also this guy. the scotch bonnet. the hottest pepper in the world. >> obviously we are using that sparingly. >> very spiraringly. in the summer time they have jerk festivals in brooklyn. they have chicken, pork. >> the same spice combination for chicken and fish? >> and vegetables. it's always a bunch of allspice. that's key. i'm putting it all in there. then molasses. this is a combination between sweet and really a little bit of rum. no jamaican food without rum. >> you're making a sauce or a paste. i have seen it as a dry rub in the past as well. >> it can be dry rub. you can put olive oil in there. it can be a marinade. >> lemon juice? >> lemon juice. and allspice is the key here. it's what makes the jerk, i
would say. and the heat combination. if you think really the jerk spice, if you want to do jalapenos, you can do that. the chili determines how hot it will be. >> how far in advance are you marinating the pork chops? these are the biggest pork chops ever. >> if it was fish i would do it in two hours. for pork, i let it sit overnight. >> in the fridge. >> in the refrigerator, let it sit overnight. this can be the base for your sauce, too. save some. mix it with chicken stock for your own sauce. rub this on there, good. and we'll slap it on. >> can you really cook a piece of meat that thick on the grill? >> you put it on the grill, sear
on both sides and put it in the oven for about 14 minutes in the oven. this is a big chop. and the key is to let it rest. look at this chip here. this is a double chop. >> right. >> i love pork. >> you do? >> i love pork, too. it's one of these cuts that when you cook it on the bone it tastes so much better. >> still moist on the inside. >> and juicy. >> while i attack that, you're doing a sweet potato gratin. >> sweet potatoes and pumpkin. fall is here. you want to cook for the season. i have a little bit of honey. >> who said he wanted a little bit of hop any? we're here. >> how are you guys? >> great. smells amazing in here. >> who wants to try a pork chop? >> all of us. we're chomping at the bit here. >> real quickly, the finished
product. can we taste it? >> absolutely. taste it. >> let me get the pork. >> here we go. >> we have the pork here. >> this is the fred flintstone pork chop. >> i promised ann some. >> we'll try this and put the recipe on the website. marcus samuelsson, good to see you, my friend. we're back after your local news. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. here's a look at one of our top stories. an overnight shooting is the latest in a string of violent