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. good morning. breaking news. four suspects under arrest this morning in connection with the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya. this as violent demonstrations rage outside the embassy in cairo yet again. royal uproar. a french magazine publishes photos of the duchess of cambridge sunbathing topless at a private french villa. this morning the palace is furious saying kate is being hounded by the press like princess diana. and giddy-up. it is the hottest song in dance on the planet. psy's "gangnam style." ♪ and his fans have packed our plaza ready to dance with the
fan himself friday, september 14th, 2012. from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie and david, as they say in korean -- >> how you doing? >> what language is that? >> i'm david gregory. matt has the morning off. >> you didn't say it. >> probably a good thing. take a look at this crowd. we knew psy's song was popular. this is unbelievable. every day is a philosophy of life, dancing, that's it. >> sunday it's "meet the press" and friday it's invisible horse dance by david gregory. people started camping out on the plaza last night.
by 5:00 a.m. that line was down fifth avenue and this morning you'll see what the fuss is about. the korean superstar psy will take to the stage to perform that. we'll try to keep up with the wild dance moves and see what "gangnam style" is all about. everybody is doing their horse dance today. can't stop. >> i was in the dressing room, you know, like practicing this morning. >> you were? >> you'd be right. >> meanwhile, another thing people are excited about, pre-orders start today for the new iphone 5. the hitch for many users is that it comes with a new charger. was that really necessary? we're going to get into that and find out what you're supposed to do with your now obsolete old connectors. people everywhere saying what are we going to do. >> you do sound a little bitter. the horse dance will cheer you up. serious news beginning in the middle east and the ongoing violence there. arrests have been made in connection with tuesday's deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in
benghazi. more from tripoli this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. officials have arrested suspects and they have several more under surveillance across the eastern part of the country, but they are not shedding any light as to who these individuals are and what role they may have played in the deadly attack. what we do know is according to libyan officials some of these individuals have been taken into custody after footage emerged at the protest which officials here say was essentially the cover that was exploited by militant groups. they are convinced so far that this was not simple police an outburst or a spontaneous outburst of anger against an anti-islamic film that appeared in the u.s., but rather a coordinated planned attack that way exploited by militant groups perhaps affiliated with al qaeda in the eastern part of libya. >> all right. that report from tripoli this morning with the latest. thank you. it's 7:03.
here's david. thank you. the violent anti-american demonstrations are not letting up in cairo this morning. nbc correspondent richard engel is there. richard, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, david. big protests that had been called for here in tahrir square this morning have been cancelled. instead, islamic parties say they are only holding symbolic demonstrations against that film that was just being talked about, the film that's caused so much controversy. you can see behind me very small crowds here in tahrir square but the situation right in front of the u.s. embassy just off this square remains tense. for a third straight day the u.s. embassy in cairo is under siege. in fresh clashes this morning, protesters threw stones and molotov cocktails at riot police who struggled to keep them back with tear gas and stones of their own. the demonstrations are small, but violent and determined.
since yesterday they haven't left the streets around the embassy for a minute, retreating and then charging back. throughout the afternoon, middle of the night and into this morning. the protesters are, by now, a mix of islamic hardliners and soaker hooligans, both with a goal of taking vengeance on the embassy for an anti-islam internet movie made in the united states that washington has publicly and repeatedly denounced. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: the protesters aren't listening to that. authorities in cairo are erecting new walls around the embassy to prevent mobs from getting close, evidence in concrete of the growing divide between washington, cairo and beyond.
there have been demonstrations against the offensive video in 11 countries so far. half of them in places where washington supported arab spring uprisings that toppled strong men who had formerly been u.s. allies. the arab spring has taken a dark turn. in yemen on thursday, protesters managed to break into the parking lot of the embassy in sanaa, destroying vehicles, smashing windows and even using a forklift to do more damage. no embassy staff was hurt. entering this volatile region now, the pope, leaving rome today for a previously scheduled visit to lebanon. so far there hasn't been any violence there. but today is friday, the muslim holy day of prayer. more protests have been called for. you do get a sense, david, that the egyptian people and the egyptian government are growing increasingly intolerant of these small violent clashes in front
of the u.s. embassy. the egyptian president again and perhaps in his strongest terms yet called on people to protect all diplomatic facilities in this country. david? >> richard engel in cairo this morning, richard, thanks very much. 7:06 and here again is savannah. thank you. the bodies of four americans killed in benghazi are being flown back to the u.s. as some of their relatives speak out about the victims for the first time. 52-year-old ambassador chris stevens died as extremists attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. stevens will be remembered not just for his courage but also for his hope for lippia, his passion for the region so strong, his family said it outweighed any fear he had of being there. >> he's been in these countries for so long that i haven't really reflected about how dangerous the work that he was doing actually was. he was so focused on, you know, the joyous times on his diplomatic mission. he didn't even go in to really talking too much about how afraid he was, you know, for his
life. >> while senator john mccain praised stevens as a dedicated diplomat hillary stevens remembers her big brother in a more personal way. >> he had a great sense of humor. always a jokester. >> sean smith, an air force veteran joined the state department a decade ago with assignments in baghdad, pre-toria, montreal and the hague, he was on temporary duty in libya working as an information management officer. he leaves behind his wife heather and two young children. the attacks also killed two former navy s.e.a.l.s, tyrone woods and glen doherty, both working as contract workers. thursday mourners filed in all day at his mother's home in massachusetts. his sister kate quigley remembered glen. >> he lived life to the fullest, and if you asked his friends he was their brother as well. >> for two decades tyrone roads took on america's toughest
military tasks as a navy s.e.a.l. with multiple assignments in iraq and afghanistan. 41 years old, woods was a father to due teenage boys, his family described him as someone who loved life, loved adrenaline. all four were killed in the line of duty and in duty to their nation. >> this led to fresh jabs on the presidential campaign trail. nbc's peter alexander is here with that part of the story. this is for the first time becoming a major flashpoint between the president and governor romney. >> a largely dormant campaign issue. with the ongoing turmoil in the middle east and the political fallout at home, poet president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to project strength on national security, but less than eight weeks till election day romney, who by the way authored a book titled "no apologies" is making no apologies for his sharp cricism of the president's foreign policy. while in virginia mitt romney
toned down his attacks on president obama seeking to project strength in more subtle terms, arguing the president is a weak leader. >> sometimes it seems that we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping events. the world needs american leadership. the middle east needs american leadership. >> reporter: demonstrating the bitterness on both sides, romney was briefly interrupted by a heckler. >> why are you politicizing libya? >> reporter: >> reporter: campaigning in colorado president obama took a firm stance reminding voters of his power as commander in chief. >> i want people around me to hear me, to all those who would do us harm. no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of the world. >> reporter: on tuesday romney blasted the administration for a statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo that romney said was akin to an apology showing sympathy for the attackers
prompting this from the president in a telemundo interview about his opponent. >> i have observed that there's a tendency to shoot before you aim, as i've pointed out. >> reporter: on thursday romney responded on abc news. >> what i said was exactly the same conclusion the white house reached which was that the statement was inappropriate. that's why they backed away from it. >> reporter: romney, who has been trailing in the polls among women, made them a major focus on thursday surrounded by women on stage. he hammered away at what he calls the president's economic failures. >> we talked about where he wants to get but not how to get there. we've watched him for the last four years, and what he has done has not helped. >> reporter: meanwhile, the president tried to gently contrast his background from his opponent. >> let's face it. you know, a mixed kid from hawaii born to a single mom is not likely to become president of the united states, but in america it can happen. >> it's not hard to figure out
which states these campaigns think will decide the election. romney in florida wednesday, virginia thursday and today he heads back to the battleground of ohio. it's familiar territory for both romney and the president. david, they have been there a combined 14 times since june, seven for romney, seven for the president. >> this is all important ohio. peter alexander, thanks very much. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent, joins from us our newsroom in washington. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, david. >> let's start with foreign policy. look, how does this play? governor romney goes on attack in the middle of this crisis. was it political opportunism that is to his detriment or an appropriate opportunity to really separate himself from the president on foreign policy? >> well, i think at this point whether they can't have the timing issue back, right, this question did they go too soon, did they criticize too soon, there's certainly a debate inside, amongst some romney supporters about whether it was appropriate or not, but it doesn't matter now. the romney campaign believes
there is an opportunity here, and there's a couple of things to keep an eye on here. first of all, if you saw this morning in the "washington post," a whole bunch of romney foreign policy advisers who drew a bright line this morning, david, and they said this would not have happened on a president romney's watch which, of course, you've got the obama campaign pretty fired up and pretty upset about that, but one thing to look for in the next couple of weeks, a major foreign policy speech from romney. i think they feel like it's an opportunity, and at this point they do need to flesh this out and that they will get a lot of attention for it when they do it. >> a lot is about the context of the race. new polling out from the battleground states, take us through this including advantage the president when it comes to ohio. >> the big three states, ohio, virginia, florida. we've got new data. all of the polls were conducted sunday through tuesday before the flare-ups in the middle east, before all of that, but look at these advantages for the president. he hits 49% or 50 in all three states. in ohio his lead is up to seven
points. hits the 50% mark, both in florida and virginia, 49-44. the bigticaway is the right track, wrong track numbers in these states. all of the right track numbers went over 40% for the first time that we've been tracking, right direction, wrong direction, where is the country headed, lingering in the low 30s. i've talked to some democrats. they think this is the bill clinton bump. that convention speech he made which was the whole idea that, hey, this is where the country is. maybe it's more on the right track than you think, that may be the most northern bump from the convention. >> and that right track, wrong track, the big indicator where independent voters are. we'll keep a close eye on that. chuck todd, thank you very much. much more on this polling and the flashpoint over foreign policy when we join you for "meet the press" on sunday. we'll have a special hour on that. >> david, thanks. let's get a check of the top stories. natalie morales over at the news desk. good morning. >> thank you. good morning, everyone. the house has passed a six-month
spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down when the current budget expires at the end of september. representatives leave washington to hit the campaign trail. the at mass spy rocket was launched thursday evening from vanderburg air force base in central california. the mission is being described only as in support of national defense. a whole week without school for some 350,000 students in chicago as a teachers strike there enters its fifth day. the union gathers this afternoon and is expected to vote on whether or not to approve a deal. another major honor for the greatest as boxing legend muhammad ali was awarded the liberty medal in philadelphia last night for his anti-war efforts and longtime human rights work. the world markets shot higher today following the latest move by the fed. let's head to wall street for more. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange.
good morning, mandy. >> reporter: good morning. not so much pain for your 401(k) these works. u.s. stock markets are sitting at multi-year highs after the central bank unleashed another move to help the economy. the u.s. dollar has fallen back a number of currencies and a bit more expensive to take the overseas trip. and gasoline prices in terms of the national average more expensive than a week ago and month ago at 3.87 and we hope in future weeks will come down. >> mandy drury at the new york stock exchange, thanks. a brazen burglary caught on tape at a california apple store where a group of suspected robbers slam a bmw through the store's glass doors. a man then jumps from the car and begins scooping up as many devised as he can before the car makes its getaway. unfortunately for the would-be robbers the car's license plate fell off, not a smart move, remained there at the scene leading police right to one suspect. the 22-year-old pleaded not
guilty to multiple felony charges on wednesday. not every day that a whole new species of monkey is discovered. take a look at this face. hard to believe that no one noticed this guy before. locals in central africa know him as lasoula and scientists say he looks like the owl-faced monkey, not the same species. only the first time in 28 years that a new species of monkey have been discovered for those keeping track. 7:17. back over to savannah, david and al. >> what a face. >> hear about the new apple connector? very upset about the new iphone. >> thanks, natalie. mr. roker, have a check of the weather. >> let's see what we've got for you. we're looking for a big cold front that's going to be causing showers from detroit all the way down to san antonio. a lot of rain with this system, anywhere from 3 to 4 inches of rain from san antonio up to springfield, missouri, and we've got big changes as far as the temperatures are concerned. we'll look at that in just a
little bit. a look at those temperatures in the pacific northwest. 80s with sunshine and beautiful day here in the northeast and toasty weather in southern california today as well. that's what's >> good morning, everyone. it's another beautiful start for us. the clouds will be picking up this afternoon and this evening a 30% chance of a rain shower but dry during the all right. that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thanks. planning a trip to new york city get ready to say good-bye to your bill gulp. new york become the first in the u.s. to limit the sale of large surgeriy drinks, a move being praised by some and criticized by others.
nbc's craig melvin has the latest on this story. craig, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. barring some sort of last-ditch legal effort this will essentially be contraband here in new york city. that's because the board of health has approved that controversial plan by the mayor to ban the sale of large sugary drinks. they claim it will save lives. others say they want the government to keep its hands off its big sodas. now the whole thing could get settled by a lawsuit. in his ongoing battle against the bulge, mayor michael bloomberg has landed another blow. >> we've taken bold action in new york city because obesity is a national epidemic that's getting worse, and we're not just going to wring our hands about it. >> reporter: in an 8-0 vote the city council approved the mayor's proposed plan prohibiting 16-ounce drinks or larger. this ban affects restaurants, food carts, delis, stadiums, arenas, broadway and movie
thesers. >> it's about choice. it's about your right to make a decision in your life. >> reporter: many consider bloomberg's war on waistlines an assault on personal freedom. his may announcement about the plan prompted summer protests. >> i'm here to tell mayor bloomberg to mind his own business. >> reporter: and late-night mockery. >> i think this is less than 16 ounces, better safe than sorry. >> reporter: public opinion seems to be strongly against the ban. 68% who responded to this today.com survey think it's a bad idea. >> i think it's stupid. i really honestly do. i think it's completely unnecessary. >> i know that they are trying to say it's going to cut back on obesity, but honestly, people can make their own decisions. >> i don't think it's the mayor's place to make decisions for people about what they are going to ingest. >> reporter: but the mayor and many health experts don't think it's a coincidence our guts have grown as available drink sizes have gone from 6.5 ounces in the '20s to this. while bloomberg insists the ban
will prevent roughly 6,000 obesity-related deaths in the city alone health experts also say it's to make people think. >> it's a way for people to be mindful and see and pay attention to what they are drinking. >> like do i need all of this because i'm not going to drink all of this, does anybody really drink all of, this one person? i mean, if you do, that's a lot of soda >> reporter: ban is set to take place in march but the restaurants and soft drink industry are considering legal action to stop it. >> you can't go to your loved ones to the movie theater to buy a soda, no impact on obesity, won't impact public health at all, lessen the lines at the theaters and not the wastelines of our patrons. >> reporter: the ban here could have national implications, savannah. over the past ten years new york city has banned the use of art fashl trans fats and banned smoking in bars and restaurant and also forced chain restaurants to put calories on the menu. it happened here, and then all
of a sudden it started happening all over america. back to you. >> yeah, as new york goes, so goes the nation. craig melvin, thank you. just ahead, topless sunbathing pictures of the duchess of cambridge published by a french magazine overnight. the palace angry and invoking the name of princess diana. we'll tell you about that, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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here is kim dacey and traffic pulse 11. >> we had a big accident on the west side outer loop of the beltway. the accident as clear, but we're still seeing residual delays with 10 miles per hour on the west side outer loop. further south, eastbound 100 at arundel mills boulevard, a crashed there. you can see the delays from the live drive times all the way down on the outer loop. leave extra time or avoid that route if you can. 35 minutes between 32 and beltway heading into baltimore. 18 minutes on southbound between 95. here at baltimore national pike, you can see that the outer loop is just crawling all the way down. 95 and the fort mchenry tunnel, it is moving just fine at there.
tony has a check of the forecast. >> you can see a little bit of fog on his traffic cameras. 57 at the airport. same thing in randallstown. there is different from the northwest. 30% chance of rain shower tonight. but not during the day. today is going to be dry. high temperatures between 80 and 85. early tomorrow morning, there is a chance for a little bit of
♪ 7:30 now, a friday morning. it's the 14th of september, 2012. rockefeller plaza. it's overflowing this morning with fans of the korean pop superstar psy. his song "gangnam style" has a whopping 166 million hits on youtube, and it is climbing. here's the man himself. he is getting ready to do his thing live on the stage. our green room has gone "gangnam style". good morning. i know you're so excited to be here on this day. you ready to add the invisible
horse dance to your impressive array of dance performances here on the "today" show. i think we have some video. i don't feel like you're putting any effort in that one. >> that was with mjb. i didn't realize i'd be caught on camera on that. you nknow, it's a time when you've got to let loose. when music comes to the "today" program, the important thing that psy has reminded me when i was watching him on youtube this morning this is not a cowboy dance, this is a horse dance. >> it's a horse dance. and let me tell you when all 6'5" of you does the horse dance, there's a -- >> there's this. >> that's different. >> the big complaint tied to the new iphone that savannah has been complaining about this morning, did it really need to come with a new type of charger, and what are you supposed to do with all your old connectors. put them back in the drawer with all the other obsolete things you've got in your life the past 28 years. >> paper weights in our desk and
"america's got talent," a featuring act featuring adorable and talented animals. we'll see them in a bit. >> they are unbelievable. >> so cute. >> they are still going. >> maybe they can do the invisible horse dance. >> bring it all together. an international scandal. a french magazine publishing topless photos of the duchess of cambridge sunbathe iing. nbc's sarah james is in kuala lumpur where the royal couple is on a nine-day tour of the reg ab. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. word of the photos came as the couple were having breakfast shortly before their visit to a horse of worship and prompted a quick response from the palace. a composed and seemingly carefree duchess of cambridge at the side of husband prince william in kuala lumpur today, but appearances can be deceptive as the couple made their first ever visit to a mosque, word
that a french magazine had published topless photos of kate from the couple's recent holiday at a private home in the south of france. the palace spokesman describes the pair as, quote, hugely saddened, to have their privacy invaded in such a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner, end quote. friday's official response from st. james palace says, quote, the incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of diana, princess of wales, and all the more upsetting to the duke and duchess for being so. a clear aleutiillusion of the df princess diana. while the driver of the car found later to be intoxicated, the death incensed the world. prince william devastated by his mother's death and troubled by the intensity of media scrutiny
reportedly hoped to shield his wife from the darker side of life lived in public. >> you have to remember, he was 15 years old sadly when his mother died. even though this is a long lens photo opportunity, as they call, it it's still real invasion of privacy, and for him, of course, will bring back and trigger memories of his late mother, princess diana. >> the spotlight also shown recently on william's brother, prince harry, caught frolicking in a las vegas hotel room, but news of these photos comes as kate had been basking in the glow of rave reviews for her sterling performance during this, only her second overseas tour as a duchess, and just 24 hours after her heralded first speech on the international stage. >> thank you. >> a somber farewell to kuala lumpur as the duke and duchess headed to the rain forests of borneo. those at the palace say the couple had every expectation of privacy at the remote house
where they were staying and saying officials are considering what the couple's legal options might be. meantime, they say the duke and duchess have their focus firmly on the tour. david? >> thank you very much this morning. martin bashir is the host of "the martin bashir show." good morning. >> good morning, david. >> 15 years after the death of princess diana. were you surprised that this has happened? >> no, not at all. it's a terribly abysmal echo of what happened to william's mother. she was pursued relentlessly, as you know. william maintains that the paparazzi played a role in his mother's death. though nobody was actually prosecuted for that, and i think that this is inevitable because people have assumed that it's the british press who pursue the royal family with the greatest aggression, but in fact it's press all around the world that cover the royal family, and that's the issue. >> the expectation of privacy is also the issue and whether that is at some level naive for any
royal in this media environment, in this case she was at a private villa that was pretty remote. >> and the french have far more strict privacy laws than the british or the americans do. so they assume that, but you can't assume anything if you're a member of the royal family. >> it was striking to hear the royal family laid down such a very strong statement in reaction. >> unprecedented. >> unprecedented. do you think they might take legal action. is there some precedent for that? >> i don't think they will, because i think the issue is that it's in a different jurisdiction, not in the united kingdom, as i've said, and it will only in some ways make the situation play out longer than it needs to. i think the statement was aggressive because they want to assert the privacy of this couple. they were, after all, on holiday. it was just before this important world tour. princess catherine was delivering her first public speech and they had every reason to believe they would be given prif >> i there's context of this,
where prince harry most recently caught up in las vegas where he was photographed, pictures partially nude. is there a level of damage control going on now within the royal family to sort of deal with this and at least caution this new generation? >> i think that they have already worked very, very hard with each member of the royal family. i think the wedding of william and catherine was in some ways as late as it was because everybody knew that they had a relationship that was ongoing, partly because they were being prepared for this kind of onslaught. it's also a very different situation. remember, harry is the second in line, not the heir to the throne, and he's a single man. it's a totally different set of circumstances. this was a gross invasion of privacy, everybody agrees, and i think that's what has prompted the palace and the palace spokespeople to come out so aggressively against the magazine. >> all right. martin bashir, thanks very much. good to see you. >> now we'll head outside to
savannah and al. >> i've got a question. hey, sexy lady. >> how are you? >> almost fine, thanks. >> i hope my dancing is better than my korean. >> people are starting to do the dance. look at this. yeah. this is going to be bigger than denny theriault's dance party. look out. >> the weather. >> oh, the weather. yeah, let's do the weather. >> gangnam style. >> and as you can see we've got -- we've got an omega block of psy coming in here. above normal temperatures out west. and look at this. we are talking about anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees below normal in the central plains. out west temperatures are going to be 10 to 15 to 20 degrees -- what were you doing?
et's see her do that again. good morning everyone, we've got a little front that will come in overnight for a slight chance of rain theever time period. but it will be dry during the day and a high near 83. of course, if you think "gangnam style" is big, you ain't seen big until you've seen sunday night "football night in america." this is a good one. we've got the detroit lions. they are going to try to snuff out oh, that's san francisco 49ers in candlestick park. clear, temperatures in the mid-50s to around 60 degrees.
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back new at 7:42. the feature on the new iphone a lot of people are upset about, the new charger. it means millions of people will have to spend a little more to make it work with their older devices and accuraciesries. nbc's kristen dahlgren is live in los angeles with that story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this is what we're talking about. this is the old iphone plug. it has a whole new look on the new iphone 5, so if you want your old devices to work with this, you're going to have to pay a little more. the iphone 5, thinner, faster, 4g, new features, new plug. >> so a lot's changed, and it's time for the connectors it evolve. >> reporter: the 5 will have a new eight-pin connector, different than the 30-pin version that's been standard since 2003. apple calls the power and dock connector the lightning and it is quite a shock >> i think they do it on purpose to buy new stuff. >> reporter: while the new phone will come with the new charger,
the problem is all of those old apple products, ipods, ipads, docking stations, car chargers won't be compatible without a $29 adapter. >> the short run, yeah, there's a little bit of a hit you might have to take if you want to use your old products with the new new phone. >> reporter: for apple and aftermarket vendors that could mean big bucks. think about it, 40 million iphone 5s are expected to be order by the end of the year. 29 buck adapter for each is almost 1.2 billion. >> any way they can get some extra money out of you, they will. >> reporter: and while experts say the technology upgrade was long overdue, it begs the question what do you do with all of those old chargers. >> reporter: we're fa >> we're facing a new era of little random white cords we find in a drawer or something. >> reporter: outdated power sources, admit it, you probably have more than a few lying around. >> i can't keep track of all the
cords. they sit in a pile. >> really frustrating. nice that i could have something to plug everything into. >> reporter: in europe they do, european union law mandates cell phone manufacturers all use micro usb chargers, even a micro adapter for european iphones but not here in the u.s. >> it's an absolute jewel. >> reporter: as for the new lightning, apple said the smaller connector was necessary for a thinner device, and judging from pre-order projections millions don't seem to mind paying the price. so those pre-orders start today. shipping on the iphone 5 starts on september 21st. savannah, something tells me that apple isn't too worried about stopping people from buying. >> i guess not. kristen dahlgren, thanks. mario, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start right there. a lot of people are a little mad at apple. >> right. >> they will still go out and buy it. >> absolutely. >> and apple knows this. >> like the nfl team that constantly wins the super bowl, and you actually want another
team to win so it is a good device, and a lot of people will pay the money for the device and will suck it up and pay for the adapter. in this economy it's not a smart publicity move, really not smart for people's pockets, but really they had to make it smaller because the phone needed to be thinner, so the 30-pin port that they have here now goes to eight pins. >> okay. a lot of people are saying why couldn't you have used that micro usb that works on the blackberry. >> that's right, and that's where it has a rub with me. holding different devices that all would use the same micro usb adapter. the micro usbs, used on e-readers and digital cameras and many of us have these ports and in europe you can't sell a phone there without a usb connection because there's a standard so why not make that adopter sold in europe available in the u.s. >> the phone comes with the chargers but accessories that we've accumulated over the years that won't necessarily work. you see them in hotel rooms. >> talking to a hotel manager. what are you going to do with your 450 rooms with the alarm
clocks, what are you going to do with an adapter that sits between here and the phone? will it work? on some devices i've been told by apple it won't, others will and there are others that don't look as elegant as they are supposed to, buy the cord, plug it into the back of the dock. >> but it's not as pretty. >> and it won't charge. still won't charge. >> real quick, do you think the iphone 5 is worth getting? is it a must or is it a call me maybe. >> if you're at a 4s i would hold. iphone 4 or older or never seen an iphone, this is perfect for you and if you're a business professional absolutely you should do it. as that said, i will probably do it because it's my job. >> you're that guy. >> you have a 4s. you're not making the leap. >> i'm going to hold. >> plus the accessories may be cheaper and all of these things will change and you'll have other options. i think waiting is a smart thing to do. >> mario, good advice, thank you. >> thank you. coming up next, "america's got talent" goes to the dogs, the winners of last night's
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guys, congratulations to you. >> good morning. >> fantastic news. so composed this morning. >> tell me who is here. what are their names? >> has it gone to their heads. >> fantastic. they don't even know about it. so relaxed. >> what are you guys going to do with $1 million? >> everybody asks, want to get a house, a bigger area for the dogs for sure, yeah. i don't think we're going to blow it. >> your father has worked so hard. >> yeah. >> been working since he was 12 years old, 44 years, a lot of time to spend with dogs. >> and your dream is to maybe have a tv dog variety show? >> yeah. that's what we've been thinking of. always wanted our own show. >> let's get to a little -- >> anything animals, take it away. >> dog and pony show. >> what have begot. >> how can we be involved? >> to jump rope. >> are we supposed to jump. >> ho.
>> the dog says i just won a million bucks, i've got to win more? >> wow. >> yay. outstanding. >> that's a more specialized move. >> never mind. >> yay. >> congratulations. >> nick and richard, how do you get a dog to backflip? >> a secret. >> okay. >> how do you get the dog to do a wha a wheel barrow move? >> that's something else. >> you can audition for season eight for "america's got talent," head it our website. >> just ahead, "gangnam style"
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is kim dacey and traffic pulse 11. >> we have an accident coming in to us on southbound 795 past owings mills boulevard. it is causing some delays. you can see those southbound on the outer loop west side of the beltway. on the west side, you will see those delays. ingleside, another one and rolling and brooke road. benson and caton avenue, and freemont and conway, and havre de grace, an accident at
pulaski. this is our camera at baltimore national pike. the delays start before 795 and continue all the way down the outer loop. switching to the beltway at the top side of harford road, backing up on the outer loop. tony, over to you. >> the little patchy fog in some areas. otherwise, mostly sunny. 57 in randallstown. almost 70 in the city. watching a little bit of rain in the northwest. this little batch of rain will be swinging through tonight. 30% chance for a couple of showers this evening and overnight tonight. during the day, the weather will be fine. slight chance for rain showers
♪ 8:00 on this friday. we have got the hottest music sensation on the planet right now ready to rock our plaza. his fans on thursday, there he is, inside the studio. right along the plaza. doing a little warmup dance, already practicing with david gregory, and coming up we'll talk to psy with "gangnam style" and he'll show us some moves. good morning, everybody. i'm savannah guthrie alongside david greg sy seems like your dream came true. what's coming up?
>> a lot coming up, everybody is so excited about that. next here on the plaza, pink will be here, a new album coming out and she will be performing live as well. >> on tuesday. coming on tuesday. >> did i say friday? >> i did. >> i guess so. >> will have such a good tame she will stay until friday. >> want to get you ready for the weekend, the hottest fashion guide, music, movies, everything you need to get started for the weekend and oscar nominee jake gyllenhaal will be by to talk about the movie. first, the day's top stories with natalie morales. >> outrage in the middle east spreads over the internet movie seen by many as an insult to islam. protesters in cairo clashed overnight with egyptian police who fired tear gas to keep them from reaching the u.s. embassy which was attacked earlier this week. a large protest for later today
was called off. in yemen, security forces blocked streets around the u.s. embassy where demonstrations thursday left at least one person dead, and a libyan official says arrests have been made in the tuesday consulate attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens in benghazi, libya, two former navy s.e.a.l.s and another american worker were also killed. after criticizing president obama's response to the violence overseas mitt romney refocuses on the economy today as he campaigns in ohio. the president is greeting u.s. olympic and paralympic athletes at the white house on tuesday. he'll attend a fund-raiser in new york hosted by pop stars beyonce and jay-z. a shocking crime caught on tape has tips pouring into police in sweden. security camera footage shows the victim fall from a subway platform sunday on to the trackbed. another man jumped down, an instead of helping he steals the victim's wallet, cell phone and gold chain. the victim was then hit by a
train. he survived but with serious leg injuries. students and alumni pepper sprayed during occupy demonstrations in november have teached a tentative settlement with the university. no details have been announced. the agreement must be approved by a federal judge. and now for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. actor sally struthers was arrested and out on bail after her arrest in maine wednesday on a dui charge. a spokesperson for struthers denies the allegation. google has brought the parlor games six degrees of seven bacon into the internet age. type in a famous name and the word bacon number and you'll get your answer. for instance, matt lauer's bacon number is 2 and brad pitt scores a number on the baconator, i guess you could say. and this guy has some nerve. he went to pay his parking fine
using 137 $1 folded into an origami pig and stuffed into doughnut boxes. >> look at the or gamey pigs. >> that took a lot of time. >> i got, it i got, it i got it. >> the dollar bills were accepted but only after unfolded, and it looks like the police took it in stride. 8:04 now and let's go back outside for a check of the weather. >> artistic revenge, natalie. get a better sense of this crowd from up here, our bird's eye view of the crowd that is ready for "style." let's get the weather. our pick city of the day just happens to be green bay, wisconsin. nbc 26. we've got a decent day out there, a few clouds, not a big problem. can you see the front pushing through and ahead of it
temperatures fairly mild. behind it we're looking at really cool temperatures through the plains. a lot of wet weather, texas, oklahoma, parts of arkansas and missouri as well. gorgeous day here in the northeast. toasty in the pacific northwest with temperatures in the 80s and 90s. t'at's what's going on around >> good morning, everyone. it's another beautiful start for us. the clouds will be picking up this afternoon and this evening a 30% chance of a rain shower but dry during the d and that's your weather. normally i say these are my people, but today they are psy people, psy people!
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♪ >> you can see how popular "gangnam style" has become by the size of our crowd today and the catchy hit from the korean pop star psy has been taking the world by storm. we'll talk and meet him in a minute but first the story behind the song. >> reporter: quirky, color full and outrageously catchy. "gangnam style" has taken over and made its creator an overnight sensation. ♪ ♪ eh, sexy lady >> reporter: from flash mobs down under to fans at dodger stadium, that dance is everywhere, and so is korean superstar psy. his hit is such a phenomenon psy turned up front and center at this year's vma awards show. >> you know what i'm talking about, kevin. >> reporter: here he is on ellen. >> mindset of dance is dras classy and teach cheesy. >> reporter: teaching other than
dance dynamo britney spears the proper technique. >> i don't think he even expect that had. >> reporter: in korea psy's been on the pop charts for more than a decade but never viewed as the artist most likely to become a crossover sensation. >> he's not the pretty boy. he actually has, you know, character, and so i think that from a very mature perspective, it's very different than what everybody envisioned would be the breakout art of korea. >> reporter: and break out it has, but what is "gangnam style"? it starts with korean geography. >> what it means is south of the river. the whole area is like beverly hills, beverly hills, very affluent. >> reporter: a lavish lifestyle, a lifestyle of which psy was poking fun. >> hey, i'm from gangnam style and you look at him not in a limo and you look at him and
it's in some sort of a bus. >> reporter: whether or not his international audience understands all the references, or they are just responding to those moves, america can't get enough of its "gangnam style." for tod"today," nbc news, los angeles. >> besides racing up the pop charts, psy is here. it's just hitting you how huge this is in this country. >> now, just now, i realize, i realize it today that you can see such beautiful people in here, all this morning. [ cheers and applause ] it's so exciting, so exciting. >> they have been lined up since thursday. are you at a point where you can't walk the street without people breaking out the invisible horseshoe? >> i get recognized all the time. >> your sunglasses give you away. >> let me take them off. >> this is fun.
can you believe this song has been such a hit in america? did you ever expect that? >> i didn't expect that at all. i just uploaded this video only for the korean viewers in the youtube, and within 60 days i'm here. >> it's amazing. hundreds of millions of views on youtube. you just told me you shot this in how many days? >> 60 days. >> how many different locations? >> like 32 locations in korea within 48 hours. >> in korea you are not a new overnight sensation. you've been at this ten years. >> more than a decade, but the thing is i'm rookie here now. >> everything is new again. >> yes, so i've got to do it all over again, like 12 years ago. >> you went to school here actually, the berkeley school of music, right? >> yes. i was in boston for four years. >> what do you think it means for people in your home, in south korea, that you have become such a phenomenon here? >> i'm on "today" show, nbc, this stage, excuse me, but let me say --
[ cheers and applause ] >> what does that mean? >> hey, i rose. >> tell me about "gangnam style," gangnam is a place. >> yes. >> tell us about it. >> i describe it as noble at the daytime and going crazy at the nighttime, and like ladies and gentlemen of gangnam style is don't let the daytime and going crazy into nighttime. >> and you invented the dance, right? where did it come from? >> let me say honestly it came from horse. >> we kind of caught that idea. >> oh, yeah. >> but do you think you could show us how to do it. >> all right. >> all right. >> we've got some takers. >> i need that. >> all right. >> we're ready. okay. we're ready. >> okay. >> one, two, three, four.
>> okay. >> and then it goes like this, and then like this. so one, two, three, four. one, two, three, four, double. two, three, four. ♪ >> i'm in. >> okay. >> do this one, and this one. >> you've got to look at the sky right side and then left leg kicks your right leg so something like this. >> one, two, three, four. ♪ ♪ eh, sexy lady >> one more time. ♪ eh, sexy lady
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of ted so he'll be very, very funny and frank ocean is literally the coolest r & b hip-hop artist on the planet. >> the next couple of shows we know something about it. >> joseph gordon levitt and after that daniel craig, and it's going to be -- i think it's going to be an exciting season because it's an election year. >> right. >> so they are always at their best during election year. >> and primetime specials coming up as well. >> thursday is the first primetime special this, coming thursday and another one after that. they have new cast members because sadly several are gone, and i'm very, very excited about this. >> quickly, another big tv thing to look for, "boardwalk empire." >> third season starts on sunday. honestly, i haven't been watching it for the first two seasons. just got into it, saw the first couple of episodes. >> and can you jump into it. >> you can jump into it, that's the great thing about it, and it's about gang stergs in atlantic city during prohibition and bobby canavale joins the cast as this psychopathic
mobster. >> and one musical note, pink here next tuesday, not friday, but tuesday, a new album. >> it's an amazing album. everything on it is terrific, and it's phenomenal. pink at her best. >> a lot to look forward to. jess, thanks very much. >> now here's savannah. >> all right. david, thanks. what's up, celebrity news, an "e news" correspondent. wedding bells for rin reynolds and blake lively. tell us about the ceremony. >> got married in south pleasant, california and the ceremony was described as khabby chic. she's a crafter. described as really intimate. lives near charleston so very, very intimate, nice details. she wore a marquesa gown. >> you talked to the designer. >> oh, my gosh, such a secret that blake was very collaborative with them, went back and forth. she's worn a lot of marquesa in the past and very happy, happy.
>> brother bridesmaids did, too. >> a little baby news, nick and vanessa lachey had their baby. >> little camden john, born yesterday. this is exciting because nick has wanted to be a father for years and years, so it's finally happened for him. >> let's talk about lady gaga's hair, and her new tattoo, two big developments. two big developments. >> two big developments. cut her hair in the back, did it for terry richardson, longtime photographer, his mother passed away so an homage to him. a perfume launch and got a little tattoo on the back of her neck, performance art and everybody watched as she did this. >> permanent tattoo. >> you know gaga, goes big or goes home. >> eva longoria, rumors about this, confirming her new romance. >> with mark sanchez, nfl quarterback. she says don't get crazy, you guys, we're washially dating.
divorced from tony parker so she has a thing for athletes. >> never get crazy and overdo it. never, never. >> we don't do that. >> thank you so much. >> and now here's natalie. >> thanks, savannah. what's in with style and beauty. rebecca is from getgorgp.com. >> good morning. >> the first thing is equestrian look is in. >> it's in and easy to pull off. put together a really easy started. starting with the ruffled blazer and an equestrian-themed shirt and look for a pair of riding pants and you've got to have the riding boots. >> you can do it easier with accessories even. >> use items already in your closet, just accessories, a satchel bag from limited, a wide hat from gap and an equestrian belt. >> moving over here, animal prints. this is not leopard or any of those other print, animals actually on the prints. >> actual prints of animals are in style. a great dress from old navy. if you want to use a sweater,
from j. crew, and if you don't want to spend a lot of money on it, from h & m, $14.95. very cute. >> backpacks are big for fall. >> exactly. >> and they are really chic for us grown-up gals in all the hottest patterns from polka does the to metallics and even the western them you see right here. >> a lot of black and gold on the runways during fashion week. >> definitely in style. it's the combo and wear it during the daytime, from steve madden, seeing it in fashion, a great skirt from j.c. penney, even makeup, a great shadow from laura mercier and jewelry, got to have the jewelry. >> shoes, schoolgirl chic. >> grown-up girls, yes, exactly. the mary janes, the penny loafer and you can't call these oxford plain janes anymore, whimsical, very fun and a great print and price point. >> and pink chic. >> and icy eyes.
keep your makeup simple, dust on a blush and you're good to go. >> rebecca, thanks. just ahead, jake gyllenhaal and a live performance from psy. >> this wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. let's get a check on the morning commute with kim dacey. >> we have an accident coming in to us northbound on harrisburg -- excuse me -- northbound on the harrisburg expressway at timonium road. watch for the impossible in closures there. the bird and liberty place, rolling and brooke road, caton avenue. preston street is closed between cathedral and howard street. monument street remains closed between wolfe street and patterson park ave. west side of the beltway, big
delays -- this is our camera from baltimore national pike. switching over to a live view of the top side of the beltway, you can see the outer loop away from us and it delays there as well. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the sun is beginning to burn through some of the fog. a system out west will be coming in. that may bring us a chance for showers tonight. during the day, looks pretty good. some fog around big area. dew points low and humidity high. temperatures warm up during the day. how warm to weekend. -- how warm do we get? we will pick up a few scattered clouds, and by evening, we could see if you light, scattered showers around de area.
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♪ oppa gangnam style 8:30 on a friday morning, september 14th, 2012. we are getting ready for one heck of a dance party on the plaza. psy just told us all about "gangnam style." we've had our dance lessons, and coming up he's going to show us how it's really done when he performs live on our plaza. >> oh, mrs. claus is here.
>> there's been an amazing cast of characters on our plaza. some waiting since thursday to see it. look at those eyes. >> wow. >> kind of alien. >> i think the bartender, can he be far behind? everybody geared up and ready to have fun. >> can you hold the baby up. >> okay. >> little baby style. can you see that. hold the baby up. anyway, there's a baby that's getting into it. >> baby psy. >> ever a mantra for life, i really do think this is it. dress classy, dance cheesy. >> you've been living that way for years, david. >> i think you've got it reversed. >> meantime, what else is coming? >> i think there's a compliment in there. >> how to take the intimidation out of ordering wine at a
restaurant. a lot of people are still intimidated by it. >> the great jake gyllenhaal is here to talk about the new movie coming out and his theater debut coming up as well. >> all right. we also have a little something specia going on this morning. social media maven soleil moon frye has taken over our twitter feed so she's hearing all about what you all are saying about spy this morning. she will be taking over in our third hour, so she will give unprecedented view behind the scenes of the show and answer any questions that you might have about how things work around here. so tweet for us @todayshow. >> want to say hello to j.j. abrams, one of the behind-the-scenes player in hollywood and has a new show. >> nice to see you. >> pleasure to see you. >> did you know that you have to dance "gangnam style" to be here today? >> that's why i'm here. very excited. unbelievable, by the way. >> i know. >> maybe you can make a show out of the invisible horse dance.
>> a revolution. >> tell us about revolution. this is a really fascinating thing about what happens all around the world when we lose power. >> it's a great what if story i think. it's sort of the romantic adventure, but it really asks a great what if? what if anything went out? how do we survive and the show does a really cool thing jumping 15 years ahead of telling the story where we would be and tiny flashbacks to show what went on in the interim. >> kind of known for the unsolved mysteries like "lost" where there's a lot of unanswered questions. is "revolution" going to be like that. >> there's some mystery but the creator of the show comes in and pitches this amazing thing with incredible detail and basically said up front i don't like long-term unsolved mysteries. he really wanted to get in there and answer questions early so it won't be the same type of show. >> do you and the writers know how it actually ends already? do you have it plotted out? >> i know how the series ends because the truth is you have to
know to listen to the show as you go, but we do know why the power went out and what the big story is in that regard but part of it is evolving, and the story itself, as the show goes on. >> a heck of a pedigree. john favro in the opening episode. >> he's awesome, long friend and the idea we got to work together is really a thrill. >> you've got the second installment of "star trek" coming out. any hints you want to give us? >> any hints, it will definitely coming out. >> it did take place in space. >> partly in space. too early to talk about details, but i could not be more excited about "star trek." really excited. >> got the whole network riding on. >> you oh, please. >> we've got psy. what are you talking about? >> we're going to harness him for power. >> exactly. >> i'm really excited about "revolution." i think the show has amazing potential. >> great to talk to you. want to remind everybody to catch the series premiere of "revolution" monday night at 10:00, 9:00 central. >> thank you.
>> right here on nbc. take care. >> and we've got a little korean clash here in honor of psy that perhaps we can all take part. how do you say thank you, thank you in korea? >> we have no idea. >> thank you very loudly. >> it's -- >> okay. and something i say all the time, i am sorry. and then -- >> okay. >> i think it's fantastic, and for your show "revolution," good luck. >> thank you very much. >> so there we go. our korean lesson for today. now let's give you our weekend weather lesson for today. for saturday, gorgeous weather here in the east. rain texas into oklahoma. sunny and hot in the southwest. smokey as you get your way into the central plains. then on sunday, sunday, we are looking for a gorgeous day again along the east coast. more wet weather into the mid-mississippi river valley,
showers in the northern plains, and we continue to heat in the southwest. hat's what's going o good morning everyone, we've got a little front that will come in overnight for a slight chance of rain theever time period. but it will be dry during the day and a high near 83. and that's your latest weather. >> okay. >> hit it. >> oh, yeah. >> we're going to do this next tease. >> psy is coming up live next. first this is "today" on nbc. 4g lte has the fastest speeds.
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and brothers and -- >> there's always something happening, bro. better than do you know the new kind of flavored coffee i have? do you like this coffee? >> jake, good to see you. >> we were laughing here because you were wondering why i was sweating profusely and really it's because i get really nervous around movie stars. and a little bit of the dancing. >> a little uncomfortable with me. >> a little dancing with dogs. >> and with psy as well. i haven't had this much fun since my bar mitzvah so it's been a good morning. the best way to describe this is raw. this is a raw and intense film. >> yes. >> talk a little bit about it. that clip belies a little bit of the intensity of the film. >> yeah. there's tons of action. once we get out of that car, we meet a lot of different scenarios like police officers do, but in any good action movie, you know, there's a ton of action and, yeah, we spent a lot of time preparing for the movie. we spent five months preparing for this move are and we shot it
in 22 days. >> wow. >> the shortest movie shoot that i've done for the longest amount of preparation. we spent two or three times a week, on the streets with police officers on ride-alongs from 4:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. in the movie and did tactical training with live ammunition and we did fight training every morning, so there was a lot of preparation that went into this. >> from your point of view as an actor, why did you feel the need for that kind of intense preparation? >> well, the way the movie is shot is all from the point of view of the police officers. >> right. >> and sort of feels like a ride-along where you are in the car with them and when you go into a scenario with them, you are actually from their point of view. the whole movie was shot like that, and in order for us to get the reality of that situation, we had to prepare like that. you know, there was no other way. >> there's also the other part of the reality here that frankly a lot of communities are going through is an intense level of crime that does take it to a level of drug cartels, which is what's at play here, and is incredibly dangerous for the police and federal authorities. >> yeah. well, i think the police are the first responders. >> yeah. >> so, you know, unfortunately or fortunately, you know, for them they are dealing with a
situation that is in this case, you know, beyond their jurisdiction. they keep running into the cartel houses that they don't even know exists and, you know, get into a lot of trouble, unfortunately, and end up having to -- having to deal with the cartel as a result. >> it's also a really interesting story. you have these two realities, you know, the great night scape shots that sort of takes you, transitions you into the drama of the night, but then it's really about the bonding with your partner, and that's a real relationship that really comes through on the screen. it's funny and a real personal bond. >> thank you. >> that was also what the five months was about, me and michael pena who did the movie together, that we actually had a real friendship. the heart is inside this car. we shot all the scenes in the car in a day and a half, you know, and that's like 30% of the movie, so when you're making a move like this, you know, that i think -- the reason why i gravitate to any movie is the heart in it. >> right. >> and what it's really trying to say and it's all about friendship, what the movie is about. >> also a lot of physical training. you were pretty big for this part. did you want to keep all that
muscle? >> i spent almost every morning five days a week fighting these kids in echo park. and i got basically beaten up by, you know, 14 to 20-year-old kids every morning which is -- >> doing a video about that, which people can do that workout at home, too. >> get beat up now. >> you're going to be off broadway as well in a debut. >> yeah. >> why off broadway? tell me about this project. >> i just fell in love with this play, and it's sort of perfect size for off broadway and the story is a story about a family. it's a wonderful, beautiful story about the family and off broadway seems like a nice place to start. >> jake gyllenhaal, congratulations on both. good luck with the movie. >> thank you, man. thank you. >> looks fantastic. >> and maybe you should dab your forehead a little bit. >> i've been withering under my own questioning. >> don't dance with dogs, you know what i mean? just hang with them, have a good time, because dancing with them might not be the right way. >> good advice.
jake, thank you. >> any time. >> "end of watch" opens nationwide in theaters next friday. and we're back with, how about a little bit more psy. henson, big day -- we're gonna fly to jersey, then mexico, china and france. you're going to travel through so many time zones, you're going to have jet lag for months. now sink your teeth into that big n' toasted if you're ready to soar. good. exits are here, here, and here. a big day calls for the big n' toasted breakfast sandwich, with fried eggs, cherrywood smoked bacon, and cheese, stacked high on texas toast.
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