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some. there's no other taste like it. america runs on dunkin' coffee. good morning. again? word this morning that yet another row of seats came loose on a third american airlines flight. that plane forced to land. the company now taking at least eight planes out of service. what is going on? deadly tragedy. dramatic pictures of a boat nose up after cliding with a ferry near hong kong. that boat was packed with families headed to a fireworks show, and with the death toll at 37, this morning crew members from both ships have been arrested. and where did they go? can you spot what's missing from these photos from an ikea catalog? the answer, women. the story behind why they were erased and why ikea is
apologizing today, tuesday, october 2nd, 2012. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm david gregory in again this morning for matt. this is scary stuff. imagine you're on a flight when you're seat suddenly comes unhinged and starts sliding around a cabin. >> that's happened three times on an american airlines flight, most recently on monday on a flight from new york to miami. while no passengers were injured, the crew was forced to land to deal with that situation. coming up, the defect that could be causing the problem and what's being done to correct it. lots of politics to talk about it on the eve of the first presidential debate.
president obama and governor romney will spend the day preparing for the showdown what. message do they need to send to the undecided voters? none other than bill o'reilly is here to join us and to talk about his new book. >> looking forward to that. what caused a nasty gharib on this killer whale at seaworld san diego? was it an accident or attack by other whales? a live report on that. and your next oscar host, seth macfarlane. >> yes. >> his fans, and al roker are praising the pick, but some are wondering why the academy selected the creator of "family guy" who has been in only one film. we'll get into that debate. and later we'll talk about it with today's professionals. >> do we sense what you feel about that pick? >> i'm still absorbing it. going to sit with it for a while. >> not emotionally prepared to talk about it. >> not yet. >> before we get to that lets check in with the day's top stories with natalie morales over at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with trouble in the skies for american airlines as
at least two separate 757 jets had to be diverted after several rows of seats came loose mid-flight, and six more planes are being inspected for the same problem. nbc's tom costello is on the ramp at miami international airport. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning to you. the faa and the airline are both investigating this. we have two separate planes, and we're now hearing of yet another incident last week from a vale to dallas flight. however, the situation, exact same plane involved in a flight from boston to miami. the seats coming loose. mechanics thinking they fixed it, it shows up again, and as you can imagine this is all very bad timing for american airlines. it was a bumpier than normal ride for passengers on two separate american airlines flights. >> roger. got an unusual one for you. >> reporter: boston to miami flight had to detour to new york after several rows of seats came loose mid-flight. the pilot radioed air traffic
control. >> roger. the reason, we don't know what kind of turbulence we have. the seat is loose, and we don't want that flying around and hurting the passengers behind them. >> reporter: then monday a new york to miami flight experienced something very similar, causing some passengers to miss their connections. >> it bothered us because now we wait for two days on our honeymoon. that's money. that's money. now we have to pay for food. we have to pay for everything else. >> reporter: both planes were 757s. mechanics had recently adjusted the seat placement. the airline says the track the seats fit into may be defective, and the airline says it's proactively inspecting six more 757s. no one was injured, but all of this, as american airlines struggles with a huge public relations problem. american's on-time arrival numbers plunged from 82% in september of 2011 to just 58% this september. compared to 86% at southwest and 88% at delta. american blames the slowdown on
union pilots writing up trivial maintenance issues. the pilots blame the airlines' old planes, but travel experts warn the flying public is getting fed up. now, american airlines will not say whether it's pre-holiday bookings are down because of all of this, but the folks at farecompare.com say if this continues much longer you could see holiday bookings affected. one last note, natalie. there's no indication that anybody was injured or ever in any danger on these two flights. back to you. >> all right. good to know. tom costello there in miami this morning. thanks, tom. six crew members have been arrested after a boat and a ferry collided in hong kong killing at least 37 people as they headed to a holiday fireworks display. it's hong kong's worst accident in more than a decade. the ferry did not sink, and it finished its journey after the collision. more than 100 people were rescued from the sinking boat and search and rescue efforts are still under way. crews are working to repair damaged railroad tracks in california's central valley where at least 20 passengers
were injured after a tractor trailer hit an amtrak train. two passenger cars and a locomotive were slammed off the tracks. investigators are working to determine if the crash was caused by driver error. let's head to wall street and cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. mandy, what's this about american express paying back some of its customers. >> reporter: absolutely, natalie. listen up, if you have an american express card because amex will refund $85 million to 250,000 customers for allegedly deceiving and overcharging those card users. elsewhere, wall street yesterday kicked off the new quarter with a modest rally. we'll see if it can do the same again. and if you own apple stock, well, guess what october is the best month for that stock based on the past 20 years. back to you. >> all right. mandy drury at the new york stock exchange, thanks. and what happened to the women? ikea is apologizing after its catalog in saudi arabia edited its female models out of the picture n.muslim, saudi arabia
women must cover their bodies and hair and must have a man's permission to study or travel. ikea said the edits do not align wits company values. it is now 7:07. back to savannah, david and al. they learned the hard way. can't take the women out. >> thanks so much. mr. roker, what can we expect with the weather? >> looking at wet weather starting down in florida and making its way to the north. we have a risk of strong storms from pikeville all the way to mansfield, ohio. tornadoes, wind gusts and a lot of heavy rain out of this system. can you see it streaming all the way from florida on up into the northeast, and it's just going to continue today. rainfall amounts, as you can see, going to be anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of rain. airport delays, philadelphia, washington, d.c., charleston. we may also see some airport delays as we get on into the day up into new york and boston. >> good morning. we will deal put some rain on this tuesday. it will be off and on.
it will be kind of mild. and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> al, thanks. now to tomorrow's highly anticipated debate between president obama and mitt romney. today both candidates are hunkering down for what could be a pivotal night in this race. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent in denver tonight in place where the debate will take place tomorrow night. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. these candidates have each done four mock debates, mitt romney and president obama. they will each do one more today. it's more preparation than any two candidates have ever put in to general election presidential debates in the modern era of
presidential politics. >> because i get the opportunity to introduce to you the next president of the united states, governor mitt romney. >> reporter: mitt romney landed in colorado monday night scoring the endorsement of denver broncos football legend john elway. >> what an honor, what a welcome and colorado welcome. thank you so much >> reporter: governor's first and only event ahead of tomorrow's big presidential debate was at a packed air and space museum in denver. >> people want to know who is going to win? who is going to score the punches? you know, in my view it's not so much winning andalusian or even the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about something bigger than that. >> reporter: still playing off the enthusiastic crowd, romney appeared to test out a few new zingers including this one on the keystone oil pipeline halted by the obama administration. >> by the way, i'm going to get that pipeline from canada if i have to build it myself. >> reporter: romney's running mate paul ryan was greeted by
his family in iowa before kicking off a bus tour in dubuque where he emphasized the importance of the upcoming debates. >> we are entering the debate phase, the choice phase of this campaign, and this choice is ever so clear. >> reporter: president obama is hunkering down in nevada preparing for his one-on-one confrontation with romney, keeping a much more low key pre-debate schedule in a las vegas suburb. the president did make a brief appearance at a local campaign office where he delivered pizzas and called and thanked volunteers. >> the work that you're doing is making all the difference. >> reporter: and he joked about how he's preparing for the debate. >> basically they are keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> reporter: while romney aides continue to play down expectations for the debate, new jersey governor chris christie continued to ramp them up on monday. >> it's a huge night. had a bad couple of weeks, and we want to turn this around, and if you want to turn it around, you've got to perform on the
biggest stage. >> reporter: speaking of turning around, a slew of national polls have come out in the last couple of days all showing the same thing. mitt romney inching back up, only a few points behind, down anywhere from two to four points. what's interesting here about the numbers, savannah is, president obama's numbers sort of locked in place at 49. the fluidity is in mitt romney's number. >> chuck todd in denver this mornings thank you. bill o'reilly is the host of "the o'riley factor" and author of the new book "killing camelot," in stores today. >> nice to see you. >> i've heard you say on your show polls don't really matter until after the debates which i take it to mean you do think these debates are incredibly important. >> from the very beginning i've said that because people don't really know who mitt romney is. the pressure is on the governor. he has to come across os a regular guy which i'm not sure he can do. has to kind of drop the facade of being a politician, all
right? the president really basically just has to maintain his cool demeanor. they are both not going to say anything startling. you've heard it all before, if you pay attention, but it's the way that romney presents himself. it's like ronald reagan against jimmy carter. reagan was behind when he started to debate carter, but he made carter almost look small. reagan was larger than life. he came across as authoritative, yet accessible, and if i were rom anything, i'd be watching those reagan tapes every hour on the hour. >> the word on the street is that he has been doing a ton of preparation, of course, but also looking for zingers, one-liners to nail the president with. do you think that's a good idea? >> you know, look, i'm doing a debate with jon stewart on saturday in washington, and i'm sure stewart is going to have zingers all over the place, but if you come in with zingers, you sound stilted, all right. they have to just owe car to you, so if stewart says something dumb which is almost a given, i'm going to pop him, all
right. but i don't know how, and so romney's got to have enough confidence in his intellectual acumen to get in there, but if he comes in with all this rehearsed stuff, he's just going to come across as a samb by. >> how do you feel about what the polls say right now? do you think romney is truly behind, or is that closer race than some would have us believe? >> i think romney is running a little bit behind but if he does well on wednesday night he's going to close the gap. look, romney has to look ahead. people know how they feel now. he can't say the president did this, that or the other thing. he has to say this is what i can do for you and make your life better. if he can do that, all right, and put the president on the defensive a few times, he'll gain. >> last thing on this, what do you think of the expectations game going on where each candidate is trying to outdo each other by complimenting each other's debating prowess? is this absurd or does it matter? >> like a football game, those people, play it down, tamp it
down. it's all a game. you know that. >> let's talk about the book, "killing kennedy," a natural follow to "killing lincoln," and how did you feel about president kennedy and did that change over the course of the book? >> i was at chaminade high school over in long island and people don't know who john kennedy was. that's number one. after reading "killing kennedy," you'll know who the man is, both good and bad. we don't hold anything back. you'll know everything about him. and number two, they don't really know how he was killed, and we got access to the fbi agent who was assigned to lorna oswald. we know everything he did from the time he met marina in russia until the time he pulled the trigger. this is all new information. i think people will be stunned when they read it. it snaps your head back. >> you don't get into some of the conspiracy theories. is that because you don't think they are true and don't think
evidence supports them or that's a whole other book and you weren't trying to write the book? >> the evidence supports themselves, savannah. my books are fact-based. we don't go off into that could have, might have happened. everything you read happened, and we got it from the fbi reports. we got it from people who were on the scene. no secondary stuff. oh, i saw that guy over there. none of that. and we tell the reader, when we don't know something, because there's one thing, this shadowy guy was around oswald who should not have been, i can't nail that down, but i tell the reader that. there's no doubt that oswald did kill ken >> i as you mentioned, you don't shy away from the fact that president kennedy had many infidelities. what did you come away believing about him? what was it in his character that made him do that? >> powerful men do that. you saw arnold schwarzenegger doing that, and he's crazy, by the way, for even doing that, powerful men pretty much do what they want, and that's -- john kennedy was very, very powerful,
and he wanted to do these things, and he did. now, we write about them in the context of how they influenced how he ran the country. because they did. there was so much of it, but then there was a turning point. the death of his baby patrick, and i write about that extensively, and that turned kennedy and changed him. >> real quick before i let you go. that epic debate, the one with you and jon stewart. >> yes. >> what are you doing to prepare? >> taking a nap. it's going to be a lot of fun but i want people to know it's for charity. if you go to the rumble2012.com you can see it, five bucks there. he. is he is terrified, by the way, stewart is. look. you can see it. and we're doing this. stewart is a good man. we'll raise a lot of money for charity and we hope everybody checks it out. >> bill o'reilly, thanks you so much. >> nice to see you, savannah. >> the book "killing kennedy." watch the first presidential debate tomorrow night 9:00 eastern, 6:00 p.m. pacific. 16 minutes after the hour now, and here's david.
savannah, thanks. now on the trail and the high profile and expensive senate ration in massachusetts. i moderated a pretty tough debate between the candidates last night, and nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell was there as well. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, david. it was must see here in massachusetts. this is the most expensive senate race. $53 million being spent by just the candidates who agreed to have no outside groups involved. now, there were thousand inside the arena, and many more outside here outside. the clash was loud. >> go, scott brown. >> reporter: and sometimes angry outside. >> you're delusional! >> reporter: inside the arena a tense duel between republican senator scott brown and harvard professor democrat elizabeth warren. >> excuse me, i'm not a student in your classroom, please let me respond, okay? thank you. >> reporter: led by moderator of "meet the press" david gregory
who took on the candidates' nasty running battle and campaign ad war. >> professor warren got caught in a lie. >> reporter: whether warren used her native american heritage to gain any employment advantage with law school. >> do you consider yourself a minority? >> i listed myself as native american. i was listed there. it's part of who i am. >> reporter: brown argues that warren has not told voters why she switched between calling herself native american on applications. >> she changed her nationality to native american. >> reporter: and later referred to herself as white. >> at the pinnacle of her success when she became tenured at harvard she changed back to being white. >> are you hiding something? >> no, i'm not. i never used it for college, for law school or to get a job. >> reporter: to appeal to democrats who far outnumber republicans here, brown calls himself an independent thinker who works with president obama. >> of course i'm going to be proud to stand with the president. he is our president, and when he does something well, i praise him. >> reporter: but warren hit
brown for raising money by tying his re-election to republicans gaining control of the senate. >> when senator brown talks here in massachusetts about how very bipartisan he is and how very independent he is, he's sure not saying the same thing when he goes around the country raising money. >> reporter: both candidates made awkward stumbles. warren was asked to name a republican senator she could work with. >> probably richard lugar would be one to come to mind. >> reporter: indiana's dick lugar is actually retiring. >> that is a problem. >> reporter: and brown, who is a lawyer, appeared unprepared for this. >> who is your model supreme court justice? >> after touting bipartisanship brown first named an ultra conservative. >> let me see here. that's a great question. i think justice cascalia is a vy good judge, justice kennedy. >> reporter: and for warren it's a challenge because massachusetts has never elected a woman to the senate or as governor. for brown, with his big election
year turnout in a presidential year, it may be tougher for him as a republican. david? >> kelly o'donnell at umass lowell. thanks very much. 7:19. once again, here's savannah. >> next year's academy awards could have a much different feel. seth macfarlane will host the ceremony. wondering why the guy picked a guy best known for his work on animated shows like "family guy" you're not alone. "e news" correspondent jason kennedy has more live from hollywood. jason, good morning. >> reporter: i'm outside the dolby theater in hollywood where seth macfarlane will host the oscars in february. this announcement came as a big surprise, since seth macfarlane has only made one movie, the hit film "ted." take a look. seth macfarlane's appearance as guest hose on the season premiere of "saturday night live" according to hollywood insiders may very well have cemented his choice as host of the 85th academy awards show. >> look, will you guys please
stop fighting. oh, butt out. this is a private conversation. hey, can anybody get in on this? >> reporter: for the uninitiated that's macfarlane doing a rapid fire riff of cartoon voices from his irreverent tv hit "family guy" now in its 11th season. macfarlane is the creator, writer and producer of "family guy" and its successful spinoffs "the cleveland show" and "american dad." they are popular and controversial marked by violence, taboo subjects and taking aim at celebrities. >> a red guy, a boob and daniel day-lewis. and the oscar goes to a red guy. >> he's hugely popular among 18 to 24-year-old boys. they love him. the academy is constantly on a quest to get their audience, get it to reach a lower demographic, a younger demographic, and maybe this,will do it. we'll have to see. >> reporter: in making its choice the academy was quick to
point out macfarlane's first movie, the summer hit movie "ted" about a teddy bear made a whopping $430 million. >> the name is sauvignon blanc. >> he does have reverance for the oscars and there's a fine line of pushing the envelope and not going too far in terms of offending anybody. ♪ i'm singing in the rain >> reporter: macfarlane is also a crooner of old american standards performing here in london and his skills as a host has already been tested. at last week's emmyys he was quick on his feet after missing his mark. >> oh, the mike's over there. this is what happens when you don't come to rehearsal. that's going to be on youtube. >> reporter: and i can confirm that was indeed on youtube. he told us in a statement,
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time for your morning commute. boy, are there problems of their, sarah caldwell. >> and the roads are wet, creating additional problems. backing of traffic all the way to 175. eastbound 32 and i-95, checking on the crash at there. two accidents on i-70, one in the eastbound direction towards 29, backing up traffic heavily towards 32. another one in sykesville and rte. 26 and calvert way. you can see delays on the north side and west side. inner loop of belair road, watch for a crash. 16 miles per hour on average because of that. inner loop traffic is still very heavy, but even here on the outer loop towards dulaney valley. southbound harrisburg expressway is crawling from the parkton region. over to you, tony.
♪ ♪ i tried playing it cool >> 7:30 now on this tuesday morning. it's the 2nd of october, 2012. and are you seeing what starts and becomes a huge production as dozens of people come together for one epic wedding proposal. we'll show it to you. i don't know how you proposed to your wife, david, but in this day and age you've got to put on a show. >> if it doesn't happen on youtube it doesn't. >> like a tree falling in forest. >> exactly. >> i'm savannah guthrie alongside david gregory in for paite. >> also ahead on a much different note, the search for a
73-year-old man wanted for murder. police believe he's hiding out in a popular state park here in new york and are warning visitors to be on alert. we're going to get details in a live report. then today's professionals are in the house. well, two out of three anyway. star and donny will be joined by a special guest, and they will weigh in on some pretty hot topics. arnold schwarzenegger's pr campaign. >> i think donny is going to talk to the invisible chair. haven't i see this before? >> exactly. did that go well? i don't know. that in a few minutes. >> a different story that we'll begin this half hour with a killer whale injured during a performance at seaworld san diego. now a group of animal rights activists are demanding to know what happened. >> reporter: david, good morning. killer whales have also been a major attraction here, but now it's an injury to one of those whales that has peta filing a federal complaint with the usda. the pictures are hard to look at, according to peta.
these photos were taken by a tourist on september 27th and show a deep penetrating gash on an 11-year-old orca whale at seaworld san diego. citing other pictures taken by a scientist this weekend peta claims the whale was hurt after an altercation with other whales and has filed a complaint with federal regulators against seaworld for housing orcas together that are incompatible. >> in the wild, orcas choose theropod members. they swim with their family n.captivity they are kept in such tight confinement they are forced to be with other animals they don't get along, so we understand from former trainer and whistle-blowers that acts of aggression are common. >> reporter: despite the large gash, seaworld says that the whale was treated right away by a park veterinarian after the incident on september 20th and is recovering with new tissue growing in. the park declined our requests for an interview but did release
video of the whale swimming and eating at shamu stadium on monday. in a statement seaworld suggests the incident did not involve an altercation with other whales saying, quote, it is believed nakai's injury occurred when he came into contact with a portion of the pool environment. immediately prior to nakai sustaining the injury, he and two other whales were engaged in normal social behavior. the theme park's orca program has come under fire before. in 2010 a trainer was killed by nakai's father tilikum at seaworld, orlando offer the orca dragged her by her hair into the matter by her pony tail in front of spectators. federal regulators have band seaworld trainers from entering the water and seaworld says it has improved safety procedures. >> they swim in endless circles in chemically treated water for
dead fish all for the entertainment of tourists and it's cruelty. >> reporter: seaworld says it treats the whales with utmost care and in its statement adds there is no organization in the world more committed to the physical, social and mental welfare of its animals than seaworld. despite that statement released by seaworld, peta says they will be here to protest at the park tomorrow. david? >> all right. miguel almaguer, thank you very much. now a check of the weather from al. >> all right. thank you so much, david. thank you. we've got a warm day to talk about out west. i mean, warmer than usual, even though we're in okay. going to feel a lot more like august. we've got a big area of high pressure. plugs a low pressure system over southern california. those combine to make for dry, wind and very dangerous weather. as far as fire weather warnings and red flag warnings and fire weather watches from minnesota all the way into pacific northwest. above normal temperatures for the month of october.
below normal temperatures great lakes into the gulf coast and southeast. as far as precipitation is concerned. it looks like a wet october along the eastern seaboard staying dry out west. not good news for the wildfire danger out there. that's what's going onth >> good morning. we will deal with a little bit of rain today appeared showers but with as off and on through and got some friends here from wlbt. you're the morning -- one of the morning folks. >> on the morning reporter. i'm visiting my friend allison. we're from chicago. she's on broadway. >> all right. congratulations. savannah. >> all right.
al, thank you. now to a week long manhunt in upstate new york for a man suspected of killing his own daughter-in-law. police believe he fled to a nearby state park and is now in hiding. mara schiavocampo joins us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: search teams have been looking for 73-year-old eugene palmer around the clock last week. found his truck here, but then the trail went cold. police think he's hiding in the woods, and they are worried about the public's safety. flyers bearing eugene palmer's face are posted around new york's harriman state park, a reminder for visitors to watch out for the man police say is armed and dangerous. locals, too, are staying away. >> i'm concerned, but i'm not like overly terrified, but i still don't want to be outside alone or anything. >> reporter: 73-year-old grandfather is accused of fatally shooting his daughter-in-law tammy palmer outside her home last monday. the 39-year-old mother of two. >> actually the victim is my
daughter. she's 30 something years old. he doesn't deserve to be dead. >> reporter: tammy palmer had taken out an order of protection against her husband john palmer, a move that angered her father-in-law. the following day police found palmer's truck nearby and bloodhounds traced his scent to a campsite before the trail went cold. >> we've not found one piece of evidence other than finding his truck last week that suggests he's still here, but we will continue to look. >> reporter: now, a massive manhunt is under way with dozen of officers, dogs, even a helicopter scouring the sprawling 46,000 acre park for any sign of the fugitive. officials have closed the campground where palmer's scent was found and are advising people to stay out of the interior woodlands. >> hopeful to resolve this
without anyone being hurt. >> reporter: a former truck driver, an avid huntsman and out doorsman, his family says he niese knows every inch of these woods. he has diabetes and recently survived a heart attack and surviving in this environment is hard and this week officials sent out cadaver dogs. >> a difficult place to survive. he's been out there seven days. if he is still here, he'd have to be very adaptable to these types of conditions in order to survive that long. now a majority of the park is still open. officials who come to the park, be careful. a look behind the scenes at one of the nation's busiest airports, right after this. i've discovered gold.
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and the gateway to latin america. the perfect intersection of planes, passengers, bags, cops and action for a 24/7 behind-the-scenes reality show. >> psa may have interrupted a potential terrorist. we have a very serious situation on our hand. >> reporter: lauren stover is director of miami airport security. what's the biggest challenge you face here every day? >> not knowing what i need to know. anything can happen at any given moment. no two days are alike, and we have to be on our game. >> reporter: for four months travel channel cameras are exclusive access to the inner workings of the airport and now mia is coming to tv, from hidden weapons. >> you will not be flying today. >> reporter: to tracking cocaine and cargo shipments from latin america. >> white bowed sneer there's white bowedner this one. there's a very good chance that the whole shipment is loaded. >> reporter: to $20,000 in cash and tsa checkpoints.
>> circumstances these are not permitted at the checkpoint actually. have you to check this in. >> reporter: and the strangest collection of intercepted weapons you could ever imagine. >> i mean, you've got to bring this in your carry-on, but i really kind of wonder what this person was thinking when they brought this thing through. this is a big no-no. many times people will come to the airport and forget that they had a gun. who forgets you had a gun in your baggage. we need to talk about this, seriously. i mean, yellow, what was in that person's mind when they walked through our checkpoint? maybe they were seeing their ex-mother-in-law or something. >> reporter: so far this year the tsa and airport police have intercepted 13 guns while customs officers have seized 9,000 kilos of illicit drugs each year, mostly cocaine, not to mention turning around the biggest passenger planes in the world, customs searches, fires and even a gi's impromptu wedding proposal. will you mayrry me.
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imagine who it would be like to remember literally every day of your life, what you wore, what you ate, the weather. only a handful of people in the world. nbc's michelle kuosinski recenty met up with them. >> reporter: you remember yore 9th birthday or the first day of sixth grade. most important dates become hazy at best for these extraordinary humans to throw some distant date at them and see them instantly recall verifiable information is jaw dropping. >> 7th of july, 2008. >> it's a monday. >> reporter: this college student didn't even realize as a child he had a change talent. >> 30-of-the-may, 2007. >> it was a wednesday. the weather was quite good that day. >> reporter: that he could remember even the most
forgettable of details. >> i remember my sister had a friend over, and we went for a reading. >> reporter: for every single day of his life starting from very young. >> i just -- i just remember them. >> reporter: he's the only person in england known to have this gift or burden, as the case may be. but just in the last few years several have been identified in america, starting with jill price who appeared on "today." >> i go to that day, i see it, i feel it. >> reporter: now in her 40s, all those memories bring as much irritation to her as amazement to others. >> like, i can see my memories, you know. there's so much stuff. >> reporter: and she, like arelian, is being studied by scientists. >> was a monday. >> how do you know it's a monday? >> because i just do. >> i remember that story. >> reporter: one of the best known cases actress mary lou henner whose memory stunned meredith vieira. >> remember the last time we saw each other? >> i don't. >> back stage at a theater, and
it was saturday, november 11th of 2006, and -- and it was -- >> really, was i sober? >> yes. >> reporter: accuracy in these cases is mind-boggling. >> march 5th was a monday. i got some spaghetti, and i got some rice and i got some vegetables, but i didn't get any gravy cheese. i don't know how i do it. it's just there. >> reporter: mary lou says she can remember as far back as her own baptism and gave one of the best descriptions of this ability. >> it really is like selected scenes on a dvd, and it lines up left to right kind of in a chronological order, and it's like the year will come in but some days will come in more vividly than others. >> reporter: aurelian can map out entire months and years. jill drew what her memory feels like. not quite how your brain works. you are right. brain scans of these super humans show real differences.
>> you're using a lot of visual area. >> reporter: blessing or a curse depends. >> there's not one day when i'm not thinking about something 20 years ago that means nothing today but still bothers me or upsets me. it really is as if it was yesterday. >> reporter: for young arelian it's pretty cool. >> now i know it's something special. i think i'll sort of value it. >> reporter: the brain scans show some parts of their brains are bigger, differently shaped than the rest of us but even this stunning autobuy grafr call moment does not help with their short-term memory, like where your car keys are. >> what good is that? >> i can't even remember what that piece was. >> i remember i was born, and there was some guy who smacked me. and he was wearing a mask but i don't know what he looked like but i'm going to get him. >> the piece is airing and they
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> a lot going on out there. three accidents on the beltway. inner loop of belair road, harrisburg expressway, and out of the providence, accident off to the left shoulder. j.f.x. is creating delays on the inner loop to greenspring. another bad security, watch for an accident. backing up prior to 95 on the southwest corner. in a look at i-70, looking at an
accident. hoods mill road, accident, and another one for the west. calvert way, we have an accident. another one of rosedale. washington boulevard and south street, we have an accident. another one at eastbound 32 and 95. inner loop accident on the left shoulder creating a big backup. providence, we have the outer loop accident. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> rain has tapered off on the beltway, and if you are watching this way, heavy rain will stick around for another 15 or 20 minutes. the showers will come through in waves. 65 at the airport, 63 degrees in cockeysville.
. on top of the world ♪ ♪ i feel on top of the world 8:00 now on this tuesday morning. 2nd of october, 2012, and as we check out the view from the top of the rock, we have to say hello to all the nice folks who come down on the plaza to stay hello on a beautiful day. a warm tuesday morning. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside david gregory here for matt. al roker is here as ever, guys. >> what did you just say? >> way more beautiful than i thought. >> oh, that's so nice. >> isn't that nice. >> why thank you. >> i'll pay you later. guys, there's a reason i'm holding this banana. now, we're going to do more of our simple savvy silly tips and one of them -- >> will you hold this.
>> certainly. >> if you peel a banana like this it can be a little messy. >> that worked out okay. >> if you do it like a monkey and do it from the top, it's better. >> human beings for thousands of years have -- >> here. >> i'm good, thank you. >> i like the monkey side of this banana. >> there we go. >> it's biodegradable. >> really deteriorated. >> wow. >> you can use that banana to help fix a scratched dvd or cd. >> what? >> yes. that's right. we're going to explain in our simple silly savvy tips. >> and you're insisting on telling americans how to eat the tacos the way you do it, instead of how they want to use their own free will. >> do it the way a monkey would do it. >> how would a monkey do it? >> the right way to eat a taco. all my life i thought i knew. >> and i'm looking forward to the tip i get to demonstrate and
i'm not going to talk about that because we have to be some place thursday. >> what else are we going to talk about? >> texting while parenting. we get so addicted to our phones -- i think i have a call coming in -- are we doing that during times when we should be with our kids or even watching our kids so we'll get advice about that. >> and as i continue to hold this banana. >> let me -- >> i'll hold it for you. >> okay. >> and then also, we posed the question what is liam nieson doing in this bathing suit. >> wow, that's just not right. >> natalie morales has the day's top stories. >> i will explain that in a moment. it's for a good cause. in the news this morning republican nominee mitt romney told a crowd of thousands in denver that wednesday's first debate with president obama won't be about winning or losing
but what he called something bigger than that. romney plans to spend today preparing for the face-off at his hotel outside denver. president obama meanwhile is doing his debate cramming in nevada where he delivered pizzas to a local campaign office monday and thanked volunteers personally. the faa is investigating why passenger seats came loose on three different american airlines flights. the latest incident happened monday aboard a new york to miami flight. on saturday a similar problem forced a boston to miami flight to make an emergency landing. american says that same plane was involved in a loose seat incident last week which they thought had been fixed. fortunately no one on the flights was hurt. both of the boeing 757s involved had recently gone through maintenance that involved moving the seats. american says there could be a problem with the way the seats fit into tracks on the floor. a new york state college freshman murdered in her dorm room tweeted the message should have known just hours before her death. police say alexandra kogut was
beaten saturday by her hometown boyfriend who came to visit her at the university in rochester. claiton whitmore pled not guilty though police say he
pled not guilty to a crime. the pope's former butler testifies today for stealing private documents. the butler, whose duties included helping the pope get dressed, wanted to expose what he felt was corruption within the vatican. now for a look at what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. actress drew barrymore announced she gave birth last wednesday to a baby girl named olive, the first child for the 37-year-old actress and her husband art consultant will kopelman. fans are wondering if the baby is named after the reindeer
character named olive. liam niesom was pretty in pink. raising money for breast cancer research. >> if i take this off,
does the $10,000 become 20,000? just asking. >> i'll make that happen. if you take it off and go sit in that. >> yes. >> then we get fined if you take those off. >> the audience member who got to help ellen dunk niesom is himself a cancer survivor. and this black bear was brave enough to walk on to this back deck but not prepared for this woman's angry reaction. >> no, no. down!
who knew it works. this is at least the seventh time the bear was recorded lumbering outside the house. as we throw it back outside to al roker, i would say probably not recommended to try that. >> i don't think -- bad bear. bad bear. >> sit. >> bad bear. wow. don't mess with her. we have to get her out here. nice to see everybody. we've got the japadog folks here. in vancouver, one of the best hot dogs ever. >> where are you set up? >> st. mark's place. >> yes. >> and also we are doing a promotion tomorrow, only tomorrow. >> good to know. okay. thank you very much. let's check -- bad hot dog, bad hot dog. let's see what we've got. kansas city city, mo, action news, mostly sunny, mild, 75 degrees today. we've got a lot of wet weather making its way up the east coast from the keys in miami all the way into central pennsylvania.
we're going to be looking at showers and thunderstorms hanging around. some of them could be severe, i especially in the upper mississippi -- i should say ohio river valley. out west we're looking pretty nice. however, we do have fire watches and red flag warnings out for much of the pacific northwest >> good morning. we will deal put some rain on this tuesday. it will be off and on. it will be kind of mild. and that's your latest weather. david? >> mr. roker, thank you very much. coming up, today's professionals featuring this morning the surprise guest william geist is in the house. they are going to be taking
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medical training. if there's an emergency of any kind, don't look at me. >> i've worked many times with willie on "morning joe" and sitting between him and star is too good to be true. >> and i've never had two guys at the same time so let's do this. >> more pleasantries. a great topic. total recall, did you see arnold schwarzenegger's press tour that started on "60 minutes" where he talked about the affair that ended his marriage. i'm going to start with star. let the ladies go first. do you think he showed sufficient remorse? >> no. the fact that he's not dead is already a good thing for maria because she's a better woman than i am. i don't even understand why he thought it was necessary to put his entire family's business in the street. he's actually acknowledge that had his children didn't want him to do it. obviously maria didn't want him to do it. it was unnecessary. he's a rich dude. he's the terminator. we all know that. shut up. >> that leads me to done, our branding expert. seems to me he's trying to reset
his career, a page-turner. did this do the trick? >> playbook 101. need to put an exclamation point on it. in theory strategically it was the right thing to do because you need the reset button. two things wrong. scandal continuum. certain things we can forgive. infidelity, something like this, screwing the maid and fathering a children cannot forgive. number two, more importantly, he didn't seem remorseful. >> not at all. >> that was the big thing once again. it's like i'm not perfect. dude, you've got to do better than that. backor it backfired. >> would you ever try that i'm not perfect routine at home? >> doesn't work. >> notice i'm still single. >> if it's so harmful and hurtful to your family which he's sait said over and over again why did you put it in a book and go on a book tour to rehash it again. on "the daily show" with jon stewart and said, yes, this has been very painful for maria, very painful for my children and yet i wrote a book to dredge it up to talk about it. don't get it. >> selfish and horrible, but the reason he did it was career-wise
to do a reset. >> meantime, in one interview he said he actually hoped he could reconcile with maria. >> he's living in fantasy land. makes no sense. this guy thinks he can be syrupy sweet again. trust me, because you pour syrup on something doesn't make it pancakes. can't stopped stand him. >> don't call you for a date. we'll move on to politics. first presidential debate tomorrow night. these guys have been practicing and practicing and practicing. willie, to you. do you think there's a moment where there's overpreparation where the rehearsing backfires a little bit? >> had john mccain on our show on "morning joe" and he talked about that. he said you sit there for weeks on end, rehash and remembering your lines. a point where you have to walk away and be yourself. you had david axelrod say to you the other day that the romney campaign has had more preparation for this than it took to invade normandy so, you know, everybody is setting this funny bar of the other guy's so great.
he's unbeatable. >> trying to set expectations low so it will be easy to see them. has this reached the point of absurdity. >> we in the media, what's going to happen in this first debate? what do people think is actually going to happen that -- we've seen thousands of hours, and we haven't seen them together, but other than one of them saying the most horrific thing, what do we think is going to happen that we haven't seen before with these guys? what are we waiting for? >> there's some hope that we will not be aiming towards immedia mediocrity and these two guys are the smartest guys we have available to fix the problems, yet they themselves trying to get to the middle. >> let's get to the last three topics, light nirng round, texting while parenting. the "wall street journal" wrote an article positing that text and being on devices it's perhaps leading to more injuries with kids. there isn't a research causal connection yet but does raise the question. you're a parent of a little one who owns a blackberry. >> yes. >> is this something you think
might happen? >> absolutely real. go to any playground in new york city, spend time with them with kids. parent sitting down on a bench with a blackberry. as long as you have that in your pocket it calls you. kids run away for a second, it's dangerous. >> mea culpa. the other day i was with my two little girls and she said, daddy, can you stop. forget connection, it's danger. >> my little nieces have said that to me. >> i've watched a lot of babysitters in my neighborhood. they are using it while they are supposed to be working, and their sole job is to look out for the children. you're on the playground and not paying attention to my kid, you're not doing your job. >> use this in any discussion of any human context. >> texting while trying to have a relationship. next topic, catalog cut. catalogs sent out to saudi arabia and turned out they removed women from the scene. company immediately apologize.
how does something like this happen? >> ikea was a client of mine for years and years. ikea's motto sin conclusiveness for all. the way it happened is in global marketing you target market by market, and you can't say they are wrong, frankly, if in that country that's the way business is done. >> why not stand by the decision? that's confusing to me. >> very surprise that had they didn't stand by it. there would never be a scene in a home in saudi arabia where a woman would be -- with her male child and her husband in the bathroom so i understand that, the woman not being in the picture. >> ikea did the wrong thing but says more about saudi arabia than it does about ikea, the fact that you couldn't tell rate seeing a woman in a furniture catalog. >> secret ballot, thumbs up or themes down on seth macfarlane. >> thumbs up. >> genius move. >> star? >> i'll be nicer to him than he has been to me. >> star, done and willie, we'll get the scoop later. coming up next, simple savvy and silly tips including a quick
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>> but the point, is here's the finished product. looks like this. delicious. now i'm going to take a bite and stop talking. it's wrapped and holds it intact. >> we have some to share. >> we get these hard plastic things, and you can't get through the plastic, need like wire cutters. >> and thousands of people get injured. >> dangerous. >> you have these little snack bowls, i don't really need this snack bowl, but when you have something like this, the point is you can use these -- i was going to say they are wire cutters, but can opener. >> spend a lot of time in the kitchen. >> how much coffee have you had? >> how does that work, dave. >> open it on the side. >> what if you way it and the can opener is in there. >> we get it. >> or you can use scissors you have to be careful. the point is that --
>> are you crying? >> why don't we return to this and let natalie -- >> you're kids love popsicles but can generally make a giant mess and leave stickiness everywhere. find one of these little cupcake holders and cut a little hole in the bottom. >> in david's defense this, isn't that easy. >> i thought it was in my mind. >> she's getting it. >> what about the popcorn? >> a good idea. >> the only problem the ice cream man has to start selling. >> keep them in your pocket. >> one more thing i have to cary in my purse. >> we've got kids who have usually a scratched dcd. >> and it pauses and. >> you can actually use a banana to help repair the cd. they say rub it two to three minutes.
>> okay. >> basically, and then you wipe that off. >> you wipe. it really want to -- then you take the peel and supposedly the wax in the peel. >> really. >> and then you take a little glass cleaner. >> okay. >> and then you wipe that off. >> right. >> and this is great because it works perfectly for "planet of the apes," "george of the jungle" or any "tarzan" movie. >> if that doesn't work download it on itunes. >> and rub this on your iphone. >> great idea. >> smells fantastic. >> this really does work, by the way. once you get the hang of it. >> more tips tomorrow. you can learn about them at today.com. just ahead, "consumer reports" best products of the year after your local news.
>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is sarah caldwell. >> let's get you up to date, because there are many problems out there. what roads, accidents around big area. this delay stretches back to reisterstown road. exceptionally heavy all the way around. watch for this in the right lane. already have one on the inner loop at security. northeast outer loop, there are inner loop delays to expand from
the harrisburg expressway all the way to 95. southbound on aspen expressway, expect to be delayed from shawan road. you are looking at one clearing up on eastbound i-70 past 29. very heavy delays behind that. another one on the westbound site at mount airy. washington boulevard at 895, tracking an accident. you can see that this is creating a back up at route 10. john station, watch for another accident at all. this inner loop accident being cleared as we speak. northbound 795, watch for the accident at owings mills. tony, over to you. >> plenty of rain on the traffic cameras. another batch of moderate to heavy rain on the south. rain around the airport to
howard county. this will continue to move to the north to baltimore and carroll county over the next 15 to 20 minutes. temperatures are in the mid-60's and we will top out in the 70's during the afternoon. some of the rain could be heavy. some of the rain could be heavy. and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
i get mine black. i don't want to take away from that pure taste. so smooth, no bitterness. it's awesome. there's no other taste like it. america runs on dunkin' coffee. 8:30 now on this tuesday morning. it's october 2nd, 2012. our crowd is enjoying a beautiful morning. a little bit warm even for the second day of october. partly cloudy here in rockefeller plaza. hope it's sunny where you are. i'm savannah guthrie. david gregory here for matt and al roker and natalie morales. "consumer reports" the best of the best. >> spent $4 million buying all
the appliances, coffee machines, rate chardonnay and coffee as well. >> had me at hello. >> it will be a good time. >> also ahead, talk about gaining confidence by getting a sense of your own style. stacy london is here. out with a new book. she says it's about more than fashion. about transforming your look and also how you feel about yourself so we'll get her keys to what she calls a start-over. not a makeover but a start-over. i like that. >> and also a young girl with an angelic voice. jackie iseranko who rose to fame at the age of 10 years old on "america's got talent" is here to perform live. >> and look who is here to help us with "take 3." >> our favorite. >> our youngest "take 3" participant ever, 3 1/2-year-old
elmo. hi, elmo. >> hello, mr. al. hello, everybody. >> can't wait to see elmo. >> oh. >> that means you have to keep it clean today, al. >> be on our best behavior. >> young minds. 3 1/2-year-olds. >> and first a check of the weather. >> keep it clean. >> yes. of course. because, you know, i've been known to do that. let's see what we've got as far as our weather is concerned, from miss school marm morales. a lot of wet weather along the east coast. risk of strong storms in the ohio river valley and out west temperatures fairly mild and downright hot through southern california and the southwest. tomorrow a few hit and miss thunderstorms along the mid-atlantic. snow in western montana and the heat continues in the southwest down into texas. that's >> good morning. we will deal with a little bit
of rain today appeared showers but with as off and on through and don't forget get that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. now, let's head down to washington and say hello to big willie scott. hey. >> the old smuckers birthday is gathered once again. take a look at evangeline of trumbull, louisa may alcott, a fabulous cook. people love to come had-to-her house. happy birthday and lola and charles olive from la grange, georgia. they have been married for 75
years. celebrating their anniversary. secrets to longevity is being honest with each other and loving each other very much. how about that. and the lovely mary ennis. love that name. green cove springs, florida. 103 years old today. and loves watching football. as they say in "waterboy," foot ball. nelson o'connor, greenville, south carolina, truly a great town. 100 years old today. ruth elliot of alton, missouri is 105 years old and secret to longevity is great love from all of her family. how about that. george luttermoser from brookville, maryland from right down the road. 100 years old today, loves photography and longevikey to h
longevity, curiosity. >> thanks, willard. coming up next, "consumer reports" rates the best products of the year. if you're in the market for a new cd, washer or perhaps chardonnay and coffee, but first this is "today" on nbc. david smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in maryland. it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a...
back now at 8:37. on "today's consumer," ultimate cheat sheet, "consumer reports" is out with its best products of the year list from appliances to food and wine. a senior editor with "consumer reports" is here with an array of the top picks. hey, mandy, good morning. >> good morning. >> people have such interest. let's start here. >> with the small washer and dryers from lg. >> "consumer reports" spends $4 million on all these products, buying all these things. >> shipping them all. most come to our yonkers office. 500 labs there to test the items. these washers and dryers did really grooet great in our test. around $1,000.
very large capacity. both of them. lots of different settings on the washer, and did a super job of cleaning clothes, which is what count. the dryer in particular did a great job. most of the dryers we test in fact do. but this is super kwai >> how do you decide what to put on the list in the first place? >> use items the way consumers use them. want to test things that are important to them and really put them through their paces so we do it exponentially. >> this is the kenmore intuition upright vacuum. what does that mean? >> $250. the upright as opposed to a canister and has no bags. easy to empty, and did a great job on bare floors and carpets but super great at picking up pet hair. pet owners, take note. >> large-screen tv. >> 55-inch samsung, a great picture and great high-end features like the ability to control it with hand movements and gestures. >> oh, really. >> super. >> 3-d glasses, too. >> and 3-d glasses. >> let's move over here, talking about e-readers here, so this is
the ipad. >> this is the tablet. >> and some other ones. >> the ipad 3. got the best display we've seen on the tablet. really super great, surprisingly long battery life, but a little less expensive is the nexus, the nexus, the google nexus 7. also some great features, really durable screen, and surprisingly lightweight. >> and this from barnes & noble, right, the nook. >> only $100. >> and it's one of the best e-readers we've tested. really great display, really easy to use, fast page turners, if you've got a page turner. >> let's talk cameras here. advanced camera, advanced nikon. >> slr camera. >> popular with shutterbugs as well. >> a lot of great feefs, takes really great pictures and really good video, but it's surprisingly lightweight and could be great for travel. >> this has gps and preservable. >> waterproof. real point and shoot. real easy and less expensive as
well. >> speaking of gps. >> for travel. >> this garmin device. >> this is one of the best gpses we tested. very easy to read and navigate with it, and it's got lifetime map updates and traffic reports. >> all right. moving on to the laptop. >> yeah. >> we know about this is the macbook pro, 15-inch, $2,200 but you also like this hp pavilion. >> less expensive and still lightweight. both of them, great displays, one of the fastest we've tested. great features on the hp pavilion as well. really durable frame. >> these are streaming players, right? >> the roku 2. plug it into your television and have instant television access so if you want to stream movies from netflix or hulu, very easy way to do it. >> you like this. >> the trader joe's olive oil. $6 a bottle. >> in our tests, one of two that rated excellent for taste.
>> you've also got some wines here that are inexpensive. >> the bogle is that right yeah and columbia-crest, both $10. this would be great with smoked fish, salad, vegetables. the columbia-crest would be great with braised meats or grilled meats or vegetables. >> particularly northern to me which is the coffee-maker. >> early morning. >> and this comes with the grinder included. some people like, some people don't. my experience with some that they can -- you can get a jam there in the grinding process. what do you like about this one? >> this one performed really well. brews an excellent cup of coffee. three speeds for grind, depending on what you like and five different settings for your brew strength. if you like it weak, that's fine or if you like more oomph. takes care of everybody in the house hold. >> a lot of options there. mandy, thanks so much, as always. >> my pleasure.
back now at 8:44 with "today's style." face expert stacy london opens up about struggling to find her own confidence in her new book "the truth about style." good morning. >> love what you're wearing. >> i pass the test. >> nerve racking with you fashion experts. you say this is not just another fashion book. >> no. it's not so much a how do-to-book though there is a lot of information and tips. it's really a why we don't book t.seeks to explore some of the reasons and some of the minds et cetera that get in our way when we're trying to kind of create our best most authentic style, even though authentic is probably an overused word, and so i talk about my own struggles and my own love-hate
relationship with style and myself. >> you're very open in this book. >> yes. >> the first chapter is called learning how to shed my skin, and as you mentioned, you talk about your own struggles with eating disorders and having psoriasis as a young girl and what impact that had on you. >> i was diagnosed when i was 4 and when i was 11 i had a serious bout and was covered in red scales from my neck down. eating disorders kind of came later in life for me and i battled them for a short amount of time, under two years, but it was pretty significant, and i think that,000 that's what attracted me to the world of fashion, and maybe in not the healthiest way because i wanted to be beautiful and cool and in and, you know, i wanted to be cutting edge, and what i found when i got there is, you know, i didn't really fit in. i mean, i loved it, and i loved fashion, but it wasn't until i got to tlc's "what not to wear" that i realized style could have
a much greater impact because it really can change the way a person feels about themselves from the outside in. >> and you talk a lot about real women and probably one of the reasons you identify with some of their struggles. let's talk about some of the women you gave start-overs to. >> yes. >> not the same as a makeover. >> that's correct. i wonder if a start-over is the right term. now that i've written the book i'm having writer's remorse. i think they should be called jump starts, because what we did here is gave our models a new way to see themselves and when you can see yourself in a new way you can believe yourself in a new way. >> sarah, 26 years old, and you write in the book is her symptom blank slate clothing due to fit and self-consciousness and tunnel vision. we want to bring sarah out and tell us what you did to change her style. >> hi, sarah. >> not that i went so much about changing her style as really talking to sarah about some of
the things that were causing her anxiety about shopping and about getting dressed. and one of the things is, that you know, look, sarah has a trickier body. she's tall and lots of tall women have issues finding clothes that really fit them length-wise in the leg and in the arms, but it was also -- it was really about kind of reanalyzing the way that she felt about herself and the most important thing was finding a way to find joy income able to get dressed, even if it's difficult, persevering, and that's what this became about, and she's also lost 20 pounds since the photo shoot. sglur look pretty fabulous. how do you feel? >> i feel amazing. >> you connected with sarah, could relate to her approach. >> nine women in the book, an every woman i chose i chose because i -- i felt that i really understood their struggle and that i have gone through the same thing, if i'm not still going through it, and with sarah i really felt an incredible connection. i really do understand what it
feels like to -- to real uncomfortable in your own skin and to be able to get past that and see, you know, yourself for the beauty that you are. >> we want to bring out our next model. this is tai. you talked about her symptom is clothing is inappropriate to age. misguided desire to be trendy, not frumpy, frustrated by lack of enthusiasm. >> ty said i love my body, i love my curves, and the bigger issue, if i had to name her chapter i would talk about trying to fit which is what i tried to do when i was at "vogue" when i was 180 pounds. ty is a fashion blogger and really understands the fashion industry, has a great eye but wasn't applying that knowledge to herself because she thought she had to look a particular way. when i think ty's a trailblazer,
and just because you can't see it doesn't mean you can't become it and become a role model for somebody else, and that's what we wanted to do with ty is give her the confidence to go out and be that fashion blogger and speak to the people who aren't being spoken to about fashion and -- and pave the way for others. >> real quickly, ty, what's the verdict, you like the new look? >> of course. >> you look fabulous. >> thank you. >> thank you so much, and stacy landon, some great tips and things to remember. the book is called "the truth about style." thanks. coming up next, we're going to have a live performance from 12-year-old singing sensation jackie
at just 10 years old jackie evan evancho wowed the world on "america's got talent" and now she's out with her third studio album, songs from the silver screen. hey, jackie, good morning. >> good morning. >> this is unbelievable. >> your third studio album, and you're 12 years old. >> yes. >> this has to be pretty amazing, no? >> no, it's very amazing, and i was really excited because first when i first began to sing, i loved it, so knowing that i can continue and keep making cds is just super exciting for me. >> is this -- is this something you'd love to keep doing for your life, doing what you love?
>> definitely. this is something that i think will be my ultimate passion forever. >> if there's one thing i could do, the ability to move people through singing, nothing better than, that right? let me ask you, the idea of touring all over the world. do you have a favorite city of where you've been so far? >> i don't -- oh, wait. actually i do. i love tokyo, japan. it's my favorite place to go, and i lost people there. they are so nice. it's great. >> a great choice. you ever wish for a more normal 12-year-old childhood than what you're embark on? >> not really. i mean, every once in a while, just because i'm at home and having so much fun, and whenever i get back on stage, all of that goes away and i just love it so much. >> even going to be in a movie, robert redford movie of all things. you like acting more than singing? >> no. i mean, singing -- i like acting, but singing is going to be my main thing for a long time. >> good for you. so the song you're going to sing for us is your favorite song off the new album, music of the night.
♪ let your darker side give in to the power of the music that i write ♪ ♪ help me make the music of the night ♪ >> wow. just fantastic. jackie evancho fan tarsic. again, the album is "songs from the silver screen." quite a performance, huh? >> were you nervous? we couldn't tell. you did a beautiful job, jackie. can't wait to hear the album. >> thank you. >> continued good luck. >> back after your local news.