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good morning. opening up. governor romney talks about the election for the first time since his concession speech. why he's blaming the loss in part on gifts he says the president gave to certain voters. to the hill, former cia director david petraeus agrees to testify this week before congress about the deadly attack in benghazi as new details emerge about the e-mails that led to his resignation. this morning, senator john mccain weighs in on it all. and guy's new restaurant gets one of the harshest reviews ever written. a drink that tastes like
radiator fuel, guy fights back in a live interview today, thursday, november 15th, 2012. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. we'll talk about major breaking news in a minute. but the review you talked about about guy fieri's restaurant, i have never read a review like this. and a lot of people are wondering, is this fair? the kind of review that should be written? or did this go across some kind of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your
new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting about it. we begin with the ever widening scandal that led to the
resignation of david petraeus. andrea mitchell is here with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. in his first comments on the scandal, president obama says he's withholding judgment for now on the fbi inquiry that exposed david petraeus' personal life and forced him to resign. >> thanks to president obama for the confidence -- >> reporter: david petraeus no longer heads the cia, but he's volunteered to testify this week to congressional benghazi hearings as new details emerge about the e-mails that helped end petraeus' career. >> he's provided this country an extraordinary service. >> reporter: speaking for the first time about the scandal wednesday, president obama praised petraeus for extraordinary service saying he's seen no signs of a national security breach over the course of the investigation. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would've had negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: republican senators brushed off that scandal calling
the attack on benghazi far more important. >> there's the weird and the strange and the human failings in one camp. and there is a legitimate question about national security being breached in the other camp. >> reporter: meanwhile, paula broadwell remained at her brother's home in washington on wednesday still not talking. but officials a i the investigation was triggered in may when general john allen received an e-mail from an account called kelley patrol. it warned the general to stay away from kelley. general allen forwarded it to her. on the account she shares with her husband scott thinking kelley had sent it as a joke. sources closest to kelley told the general she hadn't sent it but was concerned she was being stalked because the e-mail referred to a meeting that she and general allen scheduled in washington the next week. in june, people close to kelley say she and her husband received as many as four similar e-mails from different accounts telling jill she's up to no good and
asking her husband, do you know what your wife is up to when she has dinner with general petraeus? she turned all the e-mails including general allen's over to a veteran fbi agent she knew. eventually investigators say all the anonymous e-mails were tracked back to paula broadwell. meanwhile, the people close to the kelleys say jill kelley never had an affair with general allen. but they say the e-mails had enough inappropriate language to warrant a defense department investigation. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: also on wednesday, the marine corps's chief defense counsel issued a statement saying general allen plans to fully cooperate and allen wants to resolve questions about the e-mails as completely and quickly as possible. >> and on wednesday, federal officials say the fbi continues looking through those documents they took monday night from
broadwell's home in north carolina, but so far have found no evidence of anything highly classified. still, the pentagon suspended broadwell's security clearances. the air force base in tampa revoked jill kelley's pass to the base. >> thank you so much. i know you're going to have a lot more on "rock center" tonight with brian williams. matt? >> and that scandal, just one part of the president's news conference on wednesday. he also had a lot to say about governor romney, his rival in the presidential race, and two top republican senators. one of them john mccain. and we'll talk to senator mccain in just a moment. but first, chuck todd is at the white house this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama thought he was going to be using his first post election press conference to make his case on the fiscal cliff and also to show a new reaching out to republicans. instead, he found himself on the receiving end of criticism from not one, but two former
presidential rivals. >> good afternoon, everybody. >> reporter: at his first post election press conference, president obama reiterated his pledge to sit down with mitt romney, even offering him praise. >> there are certain aspects of governor romney's record and his ideas that i think could be very helpful. >> reporter: but while the president was paying him compliments, mitt romney was telling donors on a conference call a different story. romney said he was sorry we didn't win and he blamed his defeat on gifts the president had given to his most loyal voters, including african-americans, young voters, and hispanics. mr. romney said the president followed the old play book and with regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift, adding free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. as for the hispanic voters, romney said free health care was a big plus.
another former opponent of the president, john mccain along with lindsey graham made it clear they would not support susan rice to become the new secretary of state. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> their chief gripe, they believe she disqualified herself several days after the benghazi attack with her explanation of what happened. >> our current assessment is what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations of our facility in cairo. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> a visibly angry president obama fired back at both senators and defending his ambassador. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to p go after the
u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and it's outrageous. >> but mccain decided not to let the president have the last word and raced to the senate floor to respond. >> if the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. we're not picking on anybody. >> reporter: the president did make some news on the fiscal cliff, matt, while he made an emphatic case for raising taxes on the most wealthy. he said he wasn't drawing a red line on the idea they knew tax rates had to go back to 39%. so he did leave some wiggle room there. >> all right, chuck. thank you very much. republican senator john mccain joins us now. senator, nice to see you, good morning. >> thank you, matt. >> i'll talk about ambassador rice in a moment, let me ask you
about general petraeus and his testimony before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. what is the most important question you want the general to answer? >> why we were not prepared for this attack where there was ample evidence that because of previous attacks and overwhelming intelligence information that attacks were very likely on our consulate. there'd been two previously in april and june. on august 15th, they sent back a message that in the case of a concerted attack, they could not defend the consulate. it was an overwhelming amount of evidence that there was great danger. and there was no measures taken to comply with the possibility of an attack.
>> we know now it was a terror attack, but the question that still has to be answered is when did we know that? who knew it? and did they respond appropriately? do you feel that in these hearings you will get any concrete evidence that would point to a cover-up? a deliberate cover-up on the part of the administration when it comes to that? >> we need to find out, but already we know that the president of the united states and his second debate with mitt romney claimed that he had called it a terrorist attack in the rose garden. we know now he did not, unfortunately after the election and on 60 minutes that same day he said, quote, it's too early to know exactly how this came about what group was involved. he even talked to the united nations on september 25th saying the crude and disgusting video sparked outrage to the muslim world. we all knew by september 25th, i'd say with respect to the president. by the way, i'm not taking anybody on. the american people have lost
four brave americans. we owe it to their families, we owe it to other americans who served. >> well, you are taking someone on, senator. you've come out and said i will do everything in my power to block ambassador rice from being united states secretary of state. she's proven either she doesn't understand or she's not willing to accept evidence on its face. all i'm asking is why make a bold comment like that before these hearings on benghazi had been carried out? might you not learn something over the next day or so that might open your eyes and change your opinion? >> i learned something the day that it happened. i know that people don't come to spontaneous demonstrations with rockets and mortars and rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, and heavy weapons. i knew that at the time. in fact, i was on "face the nation" and said that at the time. and for the president of the united states for two weeks afterwards to deny that was the case is either a cover-up or it is incompetence.
either one of the two. >> let me ask your comments on comparisons that liberal advocates were makes. they said in 2005 when you supported the nomination of condoleezza rice for secretary of state, she had made that comment that when it came to iraq's weapons of mass destruction, the smoking gun might be a mushroom cloud. as we now know that iraq did not have stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. but she was commenting based on the information she had at the time. you said opponents of condoleezza rice were expressing sour grapes after an election loss. why is this different? >> because every intelligence agency in the world, including the british believe that iraq had weapons of mass destruction. that was an entirely different situation. look, i've taken on my own administration. whether it be the failure in iraq when i advocated for a surge, whether it be going after torture and saying that we have to stop it against my own administration and my own president from my own party. i take on things because when i
believe they're wrong. four americans died that didn't have to die. and for someone to go out and convey something that is absolutely false to all america in my view that is irresponsibility. by the way, i share the president's praise of general petraeus for his service to the country. >> really quickly, if you don't mind, when he sits before the senate and house intelligence committees, this other issue in his life, this affair and possible confidential or classified information, are there any questions that are inappropriate and off limits? >> i don't think so, but i want to know what happened in benghazi. i'm worried about why four americans died. i worry why the president of the united states would say in a debate to 80 million americans that he had said that it was a terrorist attack when he didn't. in fact, that same day he said he didn't know. i think the president of the united states has a lot to answer for.
>> we'll hear more about this. senator, nice of you to share your time with us this morning. i always appreciate it. >> thank you very much, matt. let's get to the other top stories of the morning. natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, matt. and good morning, everyone. rocket fire intensified overnight between israel and militants in gaza as casualties on both sides mount. martin, good morning. >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. well, this is an area on the brink of war, which no one seems to have really won. but israel is determined to stop the rockets from the palestinians in gaza hitting israeli city. they continue their attacks in gaza knocking out installations that store those rockets, the long-range rocket. they're continuing to try to kill more islamic militant leaders. at the same time, the palestinians are succeeding in sending their rockets into israel. about 150 have been fired by palestinians in gaza against israel today.
most went astray or about 50 were brought down by israel's homemade antimissile defense system. one hit the israeli town, it killed three israelis. how long will this go on for? the leaders say the head of the southern command, israeli general in the south said the assassination yesterday of the leader that started all this, he said, is just the beginning. and the defense minister also said this morning that israel will do anything. he repeated, we will do anything, and i repeat anything, to stop those rockets and to make israel's southern cities secure. >> lots of tension in tel aviv, israel. new health concerns this morning as you heard for yet another popular caffeinated drink. 13 reported deaths have been linked to the possible involvement of 5-hour energy according to the fda. some 90 total reports the federal officials date back to 2009. dozens involving life-threatening issues like
convulsions, heart attacks, and even a spontaneous abortion. the company that distributes the shot drink says it's unaware that any deaths can be proven to be caused by 5-hour energy and the drink is safe when used as directed. the president heads to the new york area to survey the damage left in the wake of superstorm sandy after taking a strong stance on the looming fiscal cliff telling lawmakers that the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all americans. republican leaders say raising income tax rates on wealthier americans could hurt job creation. after a rough closing on wednesday over those fiscal cliff fears, wall street is once again on edge this morning as new figures show the 17-nation euro zone has officially fallen back into a recession. and workers protest there are sweeping across the continent. kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange with more. kayla, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. the congressional budget office has warned that failing to fix the $600 billion in tax and
spending cuts would drive the u.s. into recession, which has been relatively strong compared to europe with rising unemployment and unrest, as well as china where big questions loom over the direction of the world's second largest economy under new leadership. president obama yesterday called for tax cuts to the middle class immediately. that followed business leaders and a big meeting there, one attendee, a ceo, said his customers are still fragile in their confidence. many of those in the middle class are aspiring to be. we know the stock market has been flagging over fears this fiscal cliff won't be resolved. >> thanks so much. it's 7:18. you're up to date. let's turn it back over to matt and al. >> savannah on the way to guy fieri's restaurant in time square. it's going to be a fascinating segment in our second hour. mr. roker's here. >> we've got soggy stuff to talk about along the carolinas, even some freezing rain in parts of near charlotte. looking at a lot of heavy
showers and thunderstorms. some areas going to pick up 1 to 2 inches of rain offshore. the heaviest stuff, of course. and then if you're driving in the pacific northwest or flying, you'll be running into fog. we've got dense fog advisories and even freezing fog advisories. >> good morning. you'll notice more cloud cover today. there is a slight chance for re sprinkled this evening. >> and that's your latest weather. after months of mystery, china's communist party has now unveiled its new leadership. ian williams is in beijing. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to
you, matt. china's communist party today selected the man who will run this country for the next ten years. the process here couldn't be more different than what we've seen in the u.s. >> welcome the standing committee members. >> reporter: this was the high point of china's leadership selection. the seven men set to take over the running of this country paraded out in matching gray suits in order of seniority after a secretive selection process. at the helm, ping, although little is known about what he stands for. >> he's the person who is acceptable to all the factions. he's not a charismatic figure, he doesn't like to take risks. >> reporter: his selection comes at the end of a week long party congress though chosen well before this. he's a son of a prominent revolutionary who has worked his way up through the party. in the public eye, he has been overshadowed by his wife, a popular singer, though she'll now take a backseat.
unlike the u.s., active first ladies aren't encouraged here. this whole process is a world away from the u.s. election. there have been widespread public indifference, though the authorities have targeted china's lively social media, slowing internet speeds and blocking searches for the words 18th congress. >> they don't want any surprise happen during the party congress. >> security across beijing has been stepped up. they've even banned carrier pigeons from the city. the communist party taking no chances. the selection is only the second leadership change since the communists took power in 1949, but china faces enormous challenges, a faltering economy and demands for political reform as well as rampant party corruption and public cynicism. today, shi seemed to recognize the challenges he's facing.
>> corruption, taking bribes, addressed with great effort. >> reporter: but he gave few clues as to how he'll go about tackling them. no clues either as to how he might approach the u.s. relationship, arguably the world's most important, and which has been under strain, matt. >> ian williams in beijing. just ahead, guy fieri responds to his scathing review of his new york restaurant. have you canceled your subscription to the "new york times"? >> absolutely not. and i'm waiting for savannah. i've got food ready. bring her on. >> i hope that's good news. more from guy in just a moment. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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guy fieri's new york restaurant in time square, it's the brand new place getting a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons. an absolutely blistering review in the "new york times." and savannah has made her way there to talk to guy about it all. savannah? >> hey, matt, well, as you know, restaurant reviews don't normally get this much attention. but this one was so harsh, it was all done in rhetorical questions, 34 of them, i think. questions like, why does your kitchen sabotage even the more appealing main courses with ruinous sides and sauces? ouch. well, guy is here, he's going to fight back and tell us what he thinks about this review coming
up. >> he's not bashful. so i'm looking forward to that. also, one of the greatest rock bands of all time. coming up, our chat with the rolling stones as they celebrate 60 years of making music together. savannah, back to you. >> well, we're talking about that scathing review of guy fieri's new restaurant. some people are asking, was it too harsh? we'll ask guy about that in a moment. but first, katie with the rest of the story. good morning. >> reporter: -- in this case a grown man -- guy fieri, food network star. >> you were expecting a flavor reference, i know you were. >> reporter: tenth highest paid chef in america, popular enough for an snl spoof. >> i for one go bizerki for turkey. >> reporter: and a seriously bruised restaurant owner.
did you try that blue drink the critic pete wells asks. the one that glows like nuclear waste? the watermelon margarita. the entire restaurant review is questions. 34 of them, each scathing. why did the toasted marshmallow taste like fish? when we hear the words donkey sauce, which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about? but it's not just the food, wells doesn't spare fieri either. when you cruise around the country for your show to the unfancy places where americans like to get down and greasy, do you really mean it? or is it all an act? >> mmm, that's good. >> reporter: the review of guy's american kitchen and bar in time square is being called the worst restaurant review in the paper's history. >> i think in this scenario, pete used his skill as a word smith to create a more harsh environment in which to describe
the restaurant and to create this kind of aura of negativity around the experience that he had at guy fieri's restaurant. >> reporter: supporters by the dozens didn't care for the negativity taking to the facebook page telling the chef to ignore all those critics in new york. >> it's just another pompous new yorker, i don't know. i don't know. i didn't agree with it. >> reporter: for what it's worth, that last guy said he really loved the awesome pretzel chicken tenders. the times is defending the review saying he was here four times and each time he wasn't able to celebrate good american food. the only non-question in the review was at the very end, one word, a sarcastic thanks. >> thank you to you. and guy fieri is here with us now exclusively. you flew here all night on the red eye to be here. what was your reaction when you read this review? it must have felt like a punch in the gut.
>> i -- punch in the gut. i just thought it was ridiculous. i mean, i read reviews. you know, there's good and bad in the restaurant business, but that to me went so overboard it really seemed like there was another agenda. >> you have a problem with not what it said but with its tone? >> the tone, the sarcasm, the question style. i mean, i think we all know what's going on here. he came in with a different agenda. four times to a restaurant that's been open two months, that's tough times. especially this size of a restaurant. >> this reviewer says he came not just once or twice, but four different times, obviously found the cuisine to be lacking. is there anything in this review that you think strikes a chord where you acknowledge it wasn't up to my own standard? >> without question, i've been in the restaurant business for 25 years. this is an ever changing, ever evolving process. you get new guys in, some guys out, different timings that go on. and do we do it perfect? no? are we striving to do it
perfect? yes, but that's what we're all doing in the business. >> one thing you've mentioned to me, why it is the "new york times" chose to review a restaurant like this. if you go on yelp, which is a place where regular folks go on and review restaurants, you get an average of 2 1/2 stars out of 5, 56 reviews, so it's kind of not necessarily knocking people's socks off. >> and at this point in time at two months, not really expecting to. we're trying to. we're trying as hard as we can to make it right, to do it right, we've got a pretty big menu. you look at the food we're doing here, the cedar plank salmon or the burger, we're doing this, forming it by hand. we make the mashed potatoes for ever service. this is what's taking place. is it perfect right now? no. are we striving for it? yeah. i think those will change. it's two months now, let's see where we are at six months. >> there are a lot of kitchens around the country where the famous chef comes in, lends his name but is sort of hands off and isn't involved. is this your baby?
did you design this menu? >> not only did we design the restaurant, we spent a year and a half doing this. wrote the menu, brought my culinary team in to work with this team here that's on premise all the time. i did the training for the front of the house, i did the training for the back of the house. i was here pain staking hours. but this is what you do, what you love. people see me as a tv guy, i'm a chef, i'm into restaurants, i have 11 of them, 7 in california. to me, and again, that's what this is. this is more heart and soul. this is not just a name stamp. >> one thing that the reviewer said when asked by the "new york times" public editor saying he didn't expect a fine dining experience. didn't think this was going to be gourmet cuisine. but said, quote, this is important american food that makes a lot of people happy. do you think you fell short of that? >> in his opinion, that's what he's saying. no, do i think i'm falling short? no. by no means. i'm doing the type of foods that america loves and we're doing it the right way.
could we make mistakes? absolutely. do we strive to be the best? yes. to me it's impossible to come in and have a dining experience and have every single thing wrong unless you come in with a different agenda and you want to sensationalize something and blow it out of the water. it's a great way to make a name for yourself. go after a celebrity chef who is not a new yorker. >> and if you have -- you could say anything to this reviewer right now, what would you say? >> you're welcome? i mean, it's a great -- like i said, i stand by my food, by my team, who will continue to do great. and i appreciate you giving me a chance to talk about it because it is the real deal. >> all right, guy fieri, thanks for being here. >> eat some of this. >> you're going to love it. >> i'll try it and report back. for now, though, al, back to you. >> thanks so much, savannah. we're talking about the restaurant, so it can't be the worst thing in the world. it's chilly here in the east, temperatures anywhere from 5 to
10 degrees below normal, but you look out west, temperatures anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees above normal including kansas city and on in to beautiful downtown minneapolis. we've got 50s there, 80s down in southern florida, 70s in southern texas, 40s in the pacific northwest where we got a lot of fog to deal with. and rain along the southeastern atlantic coast. >> good morning. things will be pretty quiet on this thursday. temperatures will be seven degrees below average. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thanks. up next, the rolling stones on their 50 years together.
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hurricane." it follows the journey from music outlaws to popular icons. and that's where we started when we sat down with the band. let us start where the documentary starts, okay. was fascinated by this. first thing you're asked in the documentary is, okay, we're going back to the '60s and '70s here. how much do you really remember? >> everything. >> yeah? >> especially when you see the film. >> your memories are clear on all this? we're not going to be fudging any of this making any of this up? charlie? let me get a couple of adjectives that have been used to describe this band, neanderthals. >> at the beginning, we were always called neanderthals. >> did you take it as a compliment at the time? >> ultimately fooled. >> sexiest band in rock 'n' roll? they're so ugly, they're appealing. >> there you go. how can you beat that?
>> in the mid-'60s, the ugly appeal of the rolling stones was plain to see at their concerts. they were tapping into a youthful rebellion that was close to exploding. >> there was something in the air. and i guess we were the focus of it. i guess we were there at the right time for that. >> one way or other, the trouble did become part of the dna of the band, it seems. we'll do a little bit of a survey. raise your hand if you've been arrested. >> raise your hand. raise your hand -- >> how many times? >> i think we're going to keep an eye out -- >> who holds the record? >> squeaky clean, these guys. >> ronnie and charlie have never been arrested. >> is it safe to say keith probably holds the record for this? >> without a doubt.
>> did you like the persona you had developed and created? or at some point did you wish you could be something different? >> well, that's a good question for you. i think it came natural. >> i never took any notice of it. particularly, that's never something i thought about. i just loved playing in a band, i love playing the drums. >> you've got to remember, matt, what brought us together at the beginning was playing music. that was our mission. our mission wasn't to be rebellious and to be socially -- >> to turn people on to the blues and the rhythm and blues and to the wonderful music that america had on its own doorstep but wasn't listening to. >> the heartache and pain that soaked into the blues tradition they loved became a familiar part of the stones' story. >> ronnie, i was reading an interview you did recently, and you said that one of the things that was hard for you in one of the tours recently, when you were struggling with sobriety
was in some ways being around keith. >> well, alcohol and drugs is like an old friend, you know, keith's like an old friend. it's hard to say good-bye to another old friend. luckily my old friend in reality -- >> a line out of a rolling stones song. >> did you l realize that, though, keith, it might be hard for ronnie to be around you? >> yeah, you stick around with the stones, you've got to take the rough with the smooth. >> mostly rough. >> yeah, at least i didn't leave in a wooden box, you know. >> oh, it's getting really rough around the middle now. >> watch out. i'm coming over there. >> who said we'd make it out of wood? ♪ >> mick, you talk about how that character that we have all seen is just one part of you, and that you don't want to be that guy all the time.
>> well, that'd be unbearable, i think. >> as you get older, is it harder to flip the switch and bring that guy there? >> easy. >> how? >> well, you get more practice. you have more practice at it. >> he just becomes the other one when there's more than eight people in the room. >> a girl comes in. >> and if you're playing behind him, you know, that's it. he's the best at it. >> let me end, you guys have lived it, you in some ways embody it. what does it mean to each one of you? >> when we started off, i think we wanted to be musicians first and famous second, but we knew if we were successful fame would come our way. and we always knew that. and so we, you know, you have to accept that. >> i look at it like an adventure to cherish, you know. it's good fun. to put it out and give back what they try to give us. it's nice.
♪ time is on my side >> got to love the rolling stones. for their 50th anniversary celebration, the stones will play live concerts in london and here in the new york area. you can also catch them on pay per view. as for the documentary "crossfire hurricane" airs tonight on hbo. still ahead, dr. phil on the women involved in the david petraeus scandal. but first, these messages. into their work, their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small.
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nearly a year ago, lauren scrubs was severely injured when she walked into a plane propeller. >> she sat down for an exclusive interview to talk about that horrible accident. >> you also write about the first time you looked at yourself in the mirror. after the accident. what did you see? >> i think i just saw the reality of what had happened. and i had my eye patch on and i didn't have my hand and half my head was shaved, and i was just thinking, wow. i mean -- again, how life can change in an instant and how that's not the way i have looked in the past. >> natalie will have much more tomorrow night on "dateline," and lauren and her parents will be here for an exclusive interview tomorrow on "today." it's that time of year again.
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is sarah caldwell. >> let's bring you up to date. there is one and the city at edmondson ave. west on 100 and oakwood road, be prepared to sit in traffic. we're dealing with a crash on northbound 95 in the area of 395. closures on madison and guilford and trusted and north ave due to water main break repairs. heavy delays on the north and west side outer loop, picking up in volume on the inner loop from 795 towards the j.f.x.
on the j.f.x., 21 miles per hour on average from the beltway downtown. this is what it looks like on the j.f.x. that is the pace of things on ruxton road. live view of traffic at security, the west side delays are in place. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are starting with cloud cover but no precipitation. should not be a problem for the morning commute. 41 at the airport, 34 in part, 35 in jarrettsville. most of the rain will miss us to the south. slight chance for a sprinkle this evening and early tonight. other than that, no problem with rain. high temperatures in the upper 40's and low 50s. that is several degrees below average. we will call it a mixture of clouds and sunshine. going into the weekend, not much
8:00 now on this thursday morning. it's the 15th of november, 2012, and it's a chilly one here in new york city. just 36 degrees as we step outside. all the fine folks here at rockefeller plaza. i'm savannah gurthrie alongside matt lauer and al roker. beautiful morning out here today. >> brisk. you know who we have coming up? we have dr. phil in studio right now. we've been reporting about the scandal involving the former cia director david petraeus. dr. phil is going to give us an interesting take on this. he's going to take a look at the women involved in that scandal
and give us his thoughts on that. >> all right. we also saw you at guy fieri's restaurant a little while ago. guy fieri has invaded our studio and brought food with him and we're going to put today's professionals, going to put their bibs on and try some of this. >> we'll see what they think about that. and then we had this big political campaign, a lot of debate about what's right and what's wrong with this country. but one thing is definitely true and that is this country's still a beacon of hope for so many people around the world. something special is happening on this plaza on friday. for the first time in morning show history, we're going to have 30 individuals fulfill their dreams of becoming u.s. citizens. it's a live naturalization ceremony right here on the plaza. we'll witness the moment they've worked so hard to get to. >> i think so many people look at protests against this country all around the world and think, wow, you must be terrible. there are a lot of people out there who want to be citizens of
this country and will do almost anything to accomplish that. it'll be interesting to see that tomorrow. for now, we want a check of the day's top stories. natalie, good morning again. >> good morning, everyone. president obama says he has seen no evidence at this point that the sex scandal that toppled david petraeus has compromised national security. petraeus has agreed to testify before congress about the deadly september attacks at benghazi, libya. the pentagon has revoked security clearances for the woman he allegedly had an affair with. u.s. army veteran and author paula broadwell. british oil giant bp is facing a record criminal penalty as it nears a federal settlement over the 2010 gulf oil disaster. the plea deal would not cover civil claims. any settlement is likely to dwarf the record $1.2 billion fine leveed on drug maker pfizer in 2009. rock star jon bon jovi's
daughter was released on wednesday after being charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and a controlled substance. some heroin was also recovered at the scene. she and another student were arrested after an ambulance responded to the report of a possible overdose in a dormitory at hamilton college. and now for a look at what's trending today, a quick round-up of what has you talking online. missy franklin is a hot search online after her decision to choose college over cash. franklin revealed wednesday that she'll swim for the university of california golden bears for two years. she'll pass up big money endorsements then go pro in time for the 2016 olympics. a locker room feud over new york jets backup quarterback tim tebow is the talk of the football blog. rex ryan says he's outraged that some of the teammates told the newspaper anonymously that tebow cannot move up to the starting spot because, quote, he's terrible. always a good sport, tebow says
he's faced criticism before, but he tries to make it motivate him. and bono has the web laughing with this impression of former president bill clinton. >> i want to thank bono for stepping away from the microphone, i knew he couldn't rhyme, but i'm so glad he can fall back on adding and subtracting. it might be the one thing all of us can agree on. >> the voice is spot on. bono was speaking at clinton's alma mater georgetown university saying clinton is more of a rock star than he'll ever be. let's go back out to al with a check of your weather. >> that is a darn good imitation. bono, who knew. tell us about this shoe box. >> this is actually operation shoe box. well, this week is collection week and we're going to need all of your guys' help. >> we'll put something on our
website. one of our camera guys was just working on this, weren't you, tommy? >> they all get sent out to kids all around the country, all around the world, really, and they get christmas gifts and the knowledge of church and what makes life a real gift. >> you guys are focusing on hurricane sandy too, right? we really appreciate that. let's check your weather. maybe i should have tommy hogan do the weather too. news channel 7, clear skies, mild, 65 degrees as you look at satellite and radar. a lot of heavy rains down through the southeast. we're also expecting fog in the pacific northwest. a few clouds here and there around the great lakes with a few snow showers. but for the most part, pretty nice, evening showers move into central and southern california >> good morning. day through you'll notice more cloud cover today.
there is a slight chance for re sprinkled this evening. >> and that's your latest weather. who's here? >> carson daly. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> am i going to be late for one direction? >> just a couple of days. so we've got ten competitors left on "the voice." >> we do. >> and now the audience basically takes over, how do the judges feel about that? >> they love it. they spent time with their teams and now it's up to america to have that full control, and we're down to the top ten. >> don't they want to have the grip on what happens there? >> they do.
i asked adam levine, what does it feel like? oh, it hurts. and it's what you have to do and the viewers are there week in and week out and it's their turn. >> you had two singers sent home, from team blake, andrea and louise from team christina. >> it's hard to say what's right because the talent level is so high. people are going to go home. she's 16, and she probably didn't believe she would make it as far as she did. this is how it's going to be until the december 17th finale. it's going to be bittersweet. >> you have someone in this group you look at and think superstar? >> boy, i think so. i think we have that. hey, listen, i love where the show starts, starts from that pure place of the voice, almost like the old days with radio before video star. i do. i think we have a couple in there that are going to have a really, really long career. >> and how is your son jackson dealing with his new sister?
>> in fact, we have a little something for you for etta. >> thank you. >> it's all about team christina, team adam, but what about team carson is the question we asked, so we have a little -- my dexterity is not what it should be out here. look, it's a onesie, team carson. >> we have to backup just in case. >> thank you, matt. >> check out "the voice" right here on nbc monday and tuesdays 8:00/7:00 central time. up next, we've got dr. phil in the studio, but first these messages. ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪
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assume it didn't shock you. maybe about that it was general petraeus, but not the situation. >> it didn't shock me. and, frankly, i'm not sure that it's as much our business as we make it. somehow or another today, there just aren't any boundaries, and people talk about it being national security. i mean, is it really? or do we just have this insatiable interest for what's going on in people's lives? i don't know where those boundaries should be and where they're not. i'm certainly -- i'm definitely certain that mrs. petraeus has an interest in it, but i'm not sure that we should have as much interest in it as we do. >> what do you make of the players in this case? you have general petraeus who is very well-regarded, certainly, in his work and considered such a straight arrow, then you have the two ladies, jill kelley and paula broadwell. what's your take? >> well, that's what i talk about in "life code." i wrote this book because i think we live in a different world than our mamas told us about. and i wrote this book because i want to tell people how the
world really works, not how it should work. but how it really works, people have currency. and they look for the things that really light them up. obviously for these women, they didn't choose these guys because they look like james bond. they didn't choose these guys because they look like leo dicaprio, right? because they're powerful, because they represent something, and that's currency to them. they're connected to that. i think that's what motivates them. you have to see what their currency is. >> let's talk about the book, they did talk about the real world. you call them baiters. >> it's an acronyacronym. they're back stabbers, abusers, imposters, takers, exploiters
and reckless people. and they're in all of our lives. going to be sitting next to one at home, co-workers, people you deal with in your life that are willing to step up and take what's yours if you don't recognize who they are. and i put in this book a secret playbook of how these people do what they do. then i talked about what you need to do. you need a secret playbook, as well. >> you write in the book about a time you think you were kind of to use a phrase screwed over by an associate. >> i didn't think i was. i got embezzled by someone who came to me knowing my currency because they groom you like a pedophile grooms a child. they came and said -- talked about family values and church and god and all that kind of stuff and got next to me and got next to my money and pretty soon they were out the door with hundreds of thousands of dollars and left my family absolutely in ruins financially. >> but you don't think these
people are everywhere? or do you? that's a cynical look of the world. >> they're not everywhere, but they're out there and they're not coming into your life, they're already there. you just need to be able to spot them. and that's why i wrote this book. and i want -- this was a book of passion for me. and i want people to read it. and, by the way, this book doesn't come out in broad distribution until after the first of the year. right now you can buy it at the booknook.com because i've got it in a special pre-release. it's been out this week and it is moving faster than any book i've ever done, which is exciting for me. it tells me people want to know what's really going on in their life. that's exciting to me. >> and your son is the publisher, right? >> he is. >> well, they may recognize some of the people you describe in the book. >> i hope not. >> all right. once again, dr. phil, thank you, and the book is called "life code." you're going to stick around for today's professionals? >> i am. well, coming up next, jenna bush-hager one-on-one with the first lady of new jersey next. into their work,
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new jersey governor chris christie has made a name for himself on the national political stage. now his wife, new jersey's first lady mary pat christie is stepping in to the spotlight to help people in her state deal with the devastation of superstorm sandy. today jenna bush-hager caught up with her. >> reporter: more than two weeks ago when sandy hit, the coast of new jersey was forever changed. and although the state's first lady mary pat christie has stayed out of the spotlight, the devastation of sandy is personal. >> and our town in particular was really devastated, as well. >> reporter: and has redefined her role. >> you really want to completely focus on the people and there's no guide. i've never done this before, nor has my husband, but i think that we're all kind of inspired by my husband. >> we're on the road to recovery. >> reporter: and we all kind of are ready to roll up our sleeves
and get to work. >> reporter: together, they're spearheading the relief fund, a foundation focused on rebuilding the state they love. >> so our goal is really to be there for the long-term. and this takes a long time, but i think their spirits need that support. >> reporter: here in seabright, new jersey, a community washed away by the storm, connor and kara come back to assess the damages of their family-run pizzeria. a comforting embrace. it's empathy that's not hard to come by, even the governor's family lost power. >> i think like most new jersey residents, we played more games than we know to do with. catch phrase and scategories became a highlight of our day. >> reporter: has it been hard to watch your husband go through and watching your state be affected the way this has? >> it definitely has been. i think that after the 16,
18-hour days my husband comes home, not only is he exhausted physically, but it definitely is mentally draining to come and, you know, hug people who have lost their life savings and their world, really. >> reporter: if the storm of the century had a starring character, it'd be the new jersey governor. >> you've obviously known your husband for a long time, 26 years. you've been married, but has the way he's led surprised you at all through this? >> not really. not really because i've seen him in management situations before that are challenging, and he kind of gets a group of people around the table and is very good at listening, but then quickly deciding and delegating. >> is it hard to be back at a place where you brought your kids? i mean, you have such family memories? >> sure. sure. i think people saw the governor at casino pier. >> you know, in august. >> reporter: and casino pier, i mean, that was our big night out with the children.
my children are just -- sounds almost small, but that's their childhood. >> reporter: a doting wife, mother of four, and working woman still finding time to visit the front lines providing comfort and long-term support for the citizens she loves. >> we will rebuild. bigger and stronger. >> reporter: for "today," sea bright, new jersey. switching gears now, you probably know them best as olympians of their long legal battle with mark zuckerberg, now the winklevoss twins are investing in a new website called huckster. good morning to all of you. nice to see you. before i get to this new venture, you know i've got to ask you about facebook. about 50% lower than the initial public offering. while some might think that's sweet revenge to you, you've got a lot of stock in that company, don't you? >> we don't really comment on our holdings, but i think they
did have a rough road, but it's a real company with real revenues, they've got real prospects. >> bullish or bearish on the future, he's hinted to that, but do you think this company has an economic future? >> i think it does, yeah, definitely. >> you're right, you don't comment much on your holdings. talk about this new deal. you've got a company, you invest money in start-ups that you think are promising, this one's called huckster. before i get the why you invested, tell me about the site. >> it's a platform that tracks products online and lets you know when they're on sale. >> what's the major difference between this one and other ones that find deals for consumers? >> the things that attracted them to the deal is we're not a social site. so this is a personal site where you can shop by yourself and everything's not being shared with everyone else. >> so i want to buy a j. crew sweater, i pop that in and it keeps me posted on the price and the size and the style. how many retailers will be involved in this?
>> we have over 400 retailers right now that people have hucks at. >> do you look and you've got -- i hope the number's correct, you invested, i believe $750,000 in this. or do you not comment on that also? >> why this site? >> so one of the things, if anybody's shopped online, they've sort of -- it sends so many untargeted, unwanted deals your way that your inbox gets cluttered. so the main thing about huckster, it pulls the deals that only you want and will only send you an alert on something that you huck as the price goes down. >> when you show up at a meeting to invest or not invest, you come with a reputation, do you think that makes it more exciting for people like them? or do you think maybe some people worry about the baggage you come with, as well? >> i think people see us as strategic investors. i think that's why they took our money and that's how we help companies with it. >> good luck. good to see you guys. nice to catch up with you, and
good luck to you, as well. we're back after your local news. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is traffic pulse 11 and sarah caldwell. >> still a few problems, but mostly looking at volume-related delays. we have a crash clearing to and from 795. southbound j.f.x. from the beltway to 28 street, expect delays. allendale street, we have an accident wrapping up. madison and charles between north and 21st, a local traffic between lafayette and clippard
milk. we will see what is going on and 83 and timonium road. let's switch to a live view of traffic at the westside and security. out of the delays from 795, all the way down to edmondson. john collins joins us with the look of the forecast. >> clots are being pushed our way by this disturbance to the south. we will keep an eye on it during the day. it might get a little closer to us now, some of you got near freezing, but at the airport it is 41 degrees. 62% humidity. pressure, 30, 39. we expect a lot of clouds today. there might be a few sunbreaks. shower in the evening. small chance. most of the day will be fine.
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>> and we're back with more at 8:30 on a thursday morning. that is just a little preview of the radio city christmas spectacular courtesy of the one and only rockettes. ladies, thank you very, very much. happy holidays. always fun to have them here. >> there's my high kick. all i can manage. >> want to see it again? >> exactly. >> on the plaza, matt lauer along with savannah gurthrie, al roker, and natalie morales. >> we talked to guy fieri about the very harsh review that the "new york times" food critic gave him. >> harsh? >> scathing might be a better word. well, guy's back, he's a good sport, brought some of his food and we're going to have the professionals taste it. they're tasting it right now. >> don't talk with your mouth full. >> you're going to eat and report back during "today's
professionals" next hour. >> i didn't know the camera was on. >> enjoy. >> we've got a lot to get to. mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? >> let's look ahead to the weekend. friday, we are going to be looking at showers along the eastern coast, a lot of wet weather along the california coast, windy conditions and mountain snows in the rockies. for saturday, beautiful along the east coast with showers along the southeastern atlantic coast. more wet weather from california up into the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday, sunny and cool in the northeast, rainy and windy along the mid-atlantic states. more wet weather, windy weather in the pacific northwest, down the california coast into the intermountain regions and thent >> good morning. things will be pretty quiet on this thursday. temperatures will be seven degrees below average.
kathie lee opens on broadway tonight. >> not broadway out in iowa, we're talking about broadway in new york city. she wrote the book and lyrics to this new original musical, made every single costume that you're going to be seeing. and who better to give us a behind-the-scenes look than her partner hoda. >> we are less than ten hours away from curtain. and i can tell you, this has been a labor of love for kathie lee. and she has mentioned her show on our show just a couple of times. >> just a couple? >> couple. ♪ >> we have a little show called "scandalous." >> let's talk about "scandalous." >> kathie lee gifford's musical is going to broadway. >> yeah, baby. >> should we sing the song? >> hooray for hollywood. from shirley temple --
>> everybody knows shirley temple but they don't know amy simple. >> but kathie lee's out to change that with "scandalous," the musical based on amy. >> she was a woman of history who has fallen through the cracks. she went on to become the most scandalous, controversial, yet celebrated woman of her day. >> you're drifting away from the face of your fathers. >> 12 years i've been actually physically writing it and trying to get it produced on broadway. >> everybody agrees she was the best, though, right? >> she was really, really strong, yeah. >> we've had four workshops, i think. two large out of town regional productions, well over 1,000 re-writes. it's all part of the process. >> with every chance i got. >> carol lee carmelo in my mind
is the finest working actress in musical theater. there's not another actress ibd think of that could play amy the way carol lee does. >> this is amy's home away from home, it's the theater on broadway. an exciting time, the crew, the cast, the team, have been working around the clock to get this baby ready for opening night. are they ready? come on, let's go backstage and find out. >> hoda woman. >> is it time? >> almost. we're about half an hour from curtain. >> wait, stage time. >> you are center stage, this is the neil simon theater. would you like me to introduce you to some of the folks? >> take me back. >> this way. >> of course. >> we heard rumors that the hottie with the body ed watts is
in here. >> one of the highlights for many of the women. >> do you get to see something happening beneath this robe. what could it be? >> he plays adam. >> wait -- >> adam and eve. >> good to see you, bye. >> are you talking? >> hope he makes it for curtain. >> opening night's knocking on the door, are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. >> yeah, sing a little of it. ♪ girl's gotta do what a girls gotta do ♪ ♪ a girl don't gotta do it no more ♪ >> how does it feel being this close to opening, girl? >> i'm scared to death. carmel my wonderful wig master is prepping my hair to be put under two wig caps, and here are my microphones which live on the back of my head. >> in case one goes out. >> that's right. because i never leave the stage,
really. >> you've been in this project since the infancy. >> yeah, the early '40s. can you believe it? it's like opening night on broadway. >> you know -- she doesn't know to kiss me or curse me. >> you are going to sit there in the audience and watch that curtain go up on opening night. what will that be like? >> i think that's when it's finally going to hit me. it's my child and i had a lot of help birthing it and i hope it'll live forever and touch people's lives. >> thanks for that lovely, lovely piece. thank you, hoda. >> so excited. >> you're welcome. >> we've got our tickets. >> i am so grateful for the support around here has been unbelievable. what i'll always remember the most is you guys just -- just right there for me and supporting me and understanding what a passion this has been for
me. >> look what we have for you. >> oh. >> you should be getting some wine ready for the 10:00 show. >> thank you. congrats, kath. >> and i thought for sure that witch from philadelphia was going to win. >> i thank you, good luck. >> break a leg. >> break two. >> i'll break two chubby ones. coming up next, jane holly on rewriting your life after 50.
lauren walters' career has been so varied, health care, government service, but he was looking for something more, more meaningful. well, he got a call from a friend who felt exactly the same way. walters was 57, his friend was 23. lauren walters yearned to put a lifetime of experience to good work. >> i felt frustrated i wasn't having the kind of impact i thought i could. >> the seed of an idea was planted when he visited rwanda. >> going out into a village i saw kids who were hungry. just on an ongoing basis. >> reporter: but he also saw children eating from squeezable pouchs. >> and i knew there was something you could do to treat malnourished kids, which were these nutrition packs, but there was a supply problem. >> reporter: for three years, he thought about it. >> for me, ideas simmer. >> reporter: but he wasn't
thinking about starting a business. until 23-year-old will howser called. the son of a good friend, he too was looking for something more. >> i wanted to start a business doing something entrepreneurial but also doing something that gives back in some way. >> reporter: two degrees, a food bar was an idea whose time had come. >> when consumers are given a choice between doing something which has a cause related to it as opposed to just the product, they'll choose something that has a cause. >> reporter: here's how it works. >> for every bar that is sold, we purchase and donate a meal to a hungry child somewhere in the world. >> so i buy the bar -- >> and a nutrition pack is given to a malnourished kid. and it's a dense peanut butter paste. >> and that's exactly how the kid eats it. >> it is.
exactly. it tastes pretty good. >> but the food bar has to taste good too. >> sunflower butter. >> i do too. >> reporter: despite lauren's diverse background, the food business was all new. >> hi, how can i help? how do we market, how do we brand? i never created a brand for anything and neither did will. >> a real person on there, a real child, i think is huge, stops you in your tracks. >> he's tapped a 20-something brain trust pumped with ideas. >> we span a generation gap. we think about things differently, we're connected to different networks of people. we see things differently. i think for us, it's been an enormous asset to the company. >> reporter: they recruited an army of sales reps at 75 colleges. and activated lauren's vast network of connections. soon, they were in every whole foods store in the country. >> and this is almond, you can
try one of these. you can. right in here. >> reality check. >> i thought it would be easier than it is. it's hard. >> reporter: today the bar is in 1,000 stores, but lauren thinks he'll need 10,000 to succeed. >> i'm really optimistic. and we've donated about 500,000 meals so far. >> that's impressive. >> the other thing i've learned that i've given to the young people is to imagine that anything is possible. >> by the end of this year, lauren expects to have distributed 750,000 meals to nonprofit partners around the world. lauren walters is our 28th story in our series. if you have reimagined your life after 50, let us know. maybe we'll tell your story in 2013. go to aarp.org/jane. >> my favorite part is these people from two different generations are teaming up and
sharing their expertise. thanks very much. up next, money-saving holiday meals and wines. but first, this is "today" on nbc. so, if the mint makes this hot chocolate cool, does the mint hot chocolate make me cool? not really. mint hot chocolate from dunkin' donuts. grab the cool sensation of mint today. america runs on dunkin'.
that cost under $20 too. and when she's not busy with her food network show, sandra's restaurant, sandra lee is hard at work on her new magazine and the first issue is out now. good morning to you. >> good morning, my dear. >> we've got great recipes going. are these the things we would find in the magazine? >> exactly what you're going to find in the magazine. great wine pairings under $20 combined with fabulous foods. i'm paying attention to my eggs here. >> this is crispy potatoes and cheese eggs. >> i've got grated potatoes, heavy on the salt and pepper, little bit of olive oil in the pan. butter first. >> can't skip the butter. >> what am i thinking? >> key step. >> as the butter goes in, bottom of the pan, it'll melt as you go, that's fine. now, p out it in there, pat it down flat, you have a potato pancake. flip that after five minutes. >> you want me to flip this?
>> go ahead. >> you're a brave woman. >> go for it. >> i don't want to mess it up. >> i know you now how to do it. this is some crown royal going into my cheese mixture. now in here was just shallots that i took a little bit of butter and sauteed up until they're soft, flour goes in there, two tablespoons, you want to cook that for two minutes until the flour taste comes out. the milk goes in half and half, and you want to put in your whiskey, bourbon. >> what kind of cheese did you use? >> any kind of soft cheese you like. you know, i like, frankly, i like munster provolone. look at how cheesy that is. >> yum. >> on top of your potato pancake they go. sorry about the bottom of the pan. >> this looks like comfort food to me. >> this is a gorgeous dish. now, on top of there would go -- just some caviar on top of there
and a little bit of chives and some cheese sauce. >> great. >> now this is great for a brunch, but also fantastic for breakfast for dinner. let's talk about wine. this is butterfly kiss, hints of pear, mango, and lemon, the price point at $12.99. buy this where they sell wines. where i come from, they sell wine in the grocery store. >> me too. and champagne, would you pair that with it too? >> either/or. that would be beautiful, as well. that bottle is going to be just under $20 at $19.99. >> great. >> and now back here, let's go quickly. if you don't have time for a big turkey dinner, we are going to do game hens. this is what i'm making, no the the big turkey. >> okay. >> this is in the magazine. lemon and garlic paired beautifully. this is $17.99. very full-bodied. >> great.
>> lots of spice and it's elegant and smooth. >> you throw them in the oven? >> that's got olive oil, lemon, garlic, that's it. about 20 to 25 minutes per pound. >> what's for dessert? >> and dessert is in the slow cooker. this is a beautiful, hot mocha cake. you take some chocolate cake mix, you want this? >> just a fork, yeah. thank you. >> all right. >> so it's just a cake mix, make it normal, but on top you put the instant pudding and 2 cups of warm milk and marshmallows cook it down. this is $11.99 a bottle. >> the price is right on that. professionals after your local news.