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the 30s and 40s. "today" show is up next and bring you updates on that mess on 95. >> always get updates at good morning. breaking overnight, the u.s. and arab allies launch the first strikes on isis in syria, a massive assault on 20 targets from the air and sea. and u.s. officials say the operation is far from over. on camera. >> my name is eric frein. >> nbc news obtains video on the suspect in the ambush of the pennsylvania state troopers. ready for redemption? a year after her tearful interview here on "today," paula dean is back. what she has learned from the scandal that took down her empire and her big plans to try to rebuild it. and hats on.
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one of the biggest superstars in country music, kenny chesney, celebrates his new album with a concert on the plaza. we're making room for the no shoes nation "today," tuesday, september 23rd, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio studio 1a rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to a tuesday. i'm matt lauer along with hoda kotb, who is here while savannah is on maternity leave. we have al roker and natalie morales as well. raise your hand if you're happy kenny chesney is here. >> me! i'm curious whether any of them have their shoes on or not. >> no shoes nation. >> one woman wants kenny chesney to sign her bare foot so she can step to it. >> do they know they're in new
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york city? >> paula dean is in our green room. 2013 was a very difficult year for her. she's back to tell us how she's doing and what her plans are. our top story, first wave of u.s.-led air strikes on targets in syria. >> first wave is exactly right. last night's air strikes is only the opening in what is sure to become a long-running u.s. war against isis in syria. air strikes lit up the night sky over the isis capital city, as seen by this video, not verified by nbc news. seven tomahawk cruz missiles, including these launched and wave after wave of bombers
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released precision-guided bombs aimed at more than 20 isis targets, command and control headquarters, weapons depots and encampments for isis fighters inside syria. for the first time, arab allies in the region, saudi arabia, jordan, qatar, bahrain. president obama first authorized the air strikes nearly two weeks ago. >> our objective is clear. we will degrade and ultimately destroy isil. >> reporter: until now, u.s. air strikes have been aimed only at isis targets while inside iraq while two-thirds of the 30,000 isis fighters remain inside syria. to general martin dempsey, it was a losing strategy. >> can they be defeated without addressing that part of their organization which resides in syria? the answer is no. >> reporter: overnight bombings inside syria now mark a major escalation in the usair war
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against isis. isis leadership targets were not on last night's hit list primarily because intelligence has not been good enough to pinpoint their location at any given time. some officials here say that could eventually take boots on the ground, an option that president obama has taken off the table. matt? >> jim miklaszewski at the pentagon. thank you very much. national security analyst michael litner served as director of the counterterrorism center. michael, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> this first wave of missile attacks, clearly was meant to send a message to the isis military. how strong was it? >> it was pretty strong. this was not just hitting isis, but another group called the corzon group. they were the impetus for much
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of this. >> at the moment, we do not have enormous intelligence on the ground inside syria. how much more difficult is that going to make this mission? >> it's much harder for a period. we had surveillance flights for several weeks now, but until we really work closely with the jordanians and others on the ground it's going to be hard to target anything except their most established sites, command control and weapons bunkers. >> the president said we want to degrade their capabilities and eventually destroy them, but this is going to be a long-term mission. while it's going on, how much fear is there that this will serve as a key recruitment tool for isis? >> very significant. i think isis will come out strongly with propaganda now. i suspect further beheadings of westerners. the only way we can stop that propaganda push is show them on the defensive and continue hitting them hard. >> finally, there are credible reports that there may be westerners who went to syria,
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trained with isis, joined isis and now have come back to the united states to carry out attacks here. are you confident that our intelligence has the capability to locate these people and get to them before they can act? >> what we know is more than 100 americans went to syria and some are back. these are exactly the people that the fbi is surveilling closely. now they have to watch for homegrown terrorists. i think it's, in part, why the president wanted to go on the offensive sooner rather than later. the white house has announced president obama will speak about the strikes before he heads to the u.n. this morning. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is at the u.n. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, hoda. the president is going to be thanking the arab allies. they have now announced the five arab allies who participated in some way in these strikes, and
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that's what we reported last night and overnight. i have just been told, a senior official said that assad, the syrian regime was notified in advance. that's one reason why syrian air defenses were not deployed. secretary kerry did not send a letter but there was notification here in new york at the u.n. to the syrian regime to expect those air strikes. they say they're not coordinating with assad but it certainly makes strange allies against isis, even though it is somewhat embarrassing to the united states to be in this position. the president will be expanding on that as he gets here to the u.n. and hosting a u.n. security council meeting on counterterrorism. highly unusual meeting scheduled for thursday. hoda? >> interesting to hear what he has to say. andrea, thank you so much. we have newly obtained video this morning of the suspect accused of ambushing and killing a pennsylvania state trooper. this, as the manhunt for that suspect enters its tenth day now. ron allen has the latest on that
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now. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the video shows frein taking part in a vietnam war era re-enactment, part of a documentary shot four years ago. the director says he didn't mix well with the others in the group because he thought he had superior knowledge of history and how to be a soldier, glimpses of the mindative man now trying to outsmart a massive police operation trying to catch him. this video obtained overnight by nbc news shows suspected cop killer eric frein appearing in a documentary about a vietnam war re-enactment. >> it's about teaching the public, showing the equipment that was used and the history of it all. >> reporter: he describes how difficult it is to find people in the dense forests of northeastern pennsylvania. >> we had to find them. we walked around for two days straight. >> reporter: the same area where police have searched for ten days, looking for frein, accused of ambush twog staing two strai
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troopers outside their barracks, killing one of them. residents wondering when this will end. if they don't catch him, when will you know it's safe? >> we will not. we simply won't know until he's in jail or dead. >> it is our conclusion he is aimed totally at police officers. there were unarmed civilians right in the exact, same location. >> monday, tom corbett urged calm while authorities suggest they're closing in on frein. >> have you been close to catching him? >> i do believe we are close to him at this point. >> reporter: another big development here today, schools very close to the search area are reopening for the first time in days. some 10,000 students and staff back in class. police continue to emphasize that the search area for frein is getting smaller and smaller and they believe his anger is directed at police, not the public. hoda, matt? >> ron allen, thank you very much. meantime, we are learning more about the man who managed to jump a fence and get inside
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the white house last friday, armd with a knife. it is an alarming breach that has secret service facing some tough questions. nbc correspondent kristen welker has the latest on that. good morning, kristen. >> reporter: hoda, good morning. the secret service is expanding its investigation, trying to determine why they couldn't stop a man known to law enforcement and they're enhancing security measures, increasing patrols on pennsylvania avenue and late last night setting up a second fence. it's small and only comes up to about my elbow. meanwhile the suspect, omar gonzalez, is in jail. the 42-year-old, they say, is a danger to the president. mounting evidence this morning that there's more to this unprecedented security break than initially thought. in court monday, prosecutors said shortly after omar gonzalez forced his way into the white house, authorities found 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, along with two hatchets and a machete. back in july, he was arrested in
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virginia for driving recklessly. authorities say they found a cache of weapons and a map of the d.c. area with a line to the white house. secret service stopped him while walking to the white house. he had a machete. >> he didn't go to the white house to hurt obama. >> reporter: his wife says the iraq war veteran is a good man who was changed by the war, suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. >> he's not in his right mind. who jumps the fence knowing you could be shot and killed? who goes to tell the president the atmosphere is collapsing? who does that? he did, because he's mentally unstable. >> reporter: president obama is concerned but when asked on monday, he expressed confidence in the agency. >> the secret service does a great job. i'm grateful for all the sacrifices they make on my behalf and my family's behalf.
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>> reporter: meanwhile, they're under extreme scrutiny, given gonzalez was already on their radar. >> you can't let your guard down. there will be a review, they'll make some changes and everything will be fine. >> reporter: the defense attorney did not request a mental health hearing for go gonzalez. he is being held in jail pending an october court date. as some lawmakers are planning to come back from recess next week to hold hearings on this matter. hoda, matt? >> kristen welker, thank you very much. natalie is here with more fallout from the ray rice scandal. good morning to you. >> good morning. when exactly the baltimore ravens and the nfl first found out about the infamous video of ray rice striking his future wife. national correspondent peter alexander is outside the baltimore ravens stadium. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, natalie. baltimore ravens owner said he had to come out publicly to
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address this espn report that questioned not only his competence, but his integrity. the women's association call it is another attempt at damage control that will not work. under monday night's lights, the nfl wrapped up week three. some of its pros cast as cons. >> that story was manufactured. >> reporter: the ravens disputed an espn report that within a week of the february ray rice assault, team officials received a detailed description of what was seen on that now infamous elevator video. >> the majority of the sources are people that work for ray. and the best way to build a case for reinstatement is to make everybody else look like they're lying. >> reporter: and ravens' owner denied he lobbied commissioner roger goodell to go easy on rice. >> clearly, i must have asked him to do me a favor in front of the whole world to see.
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>> reporter: monday night espn says we stand by our reporting and earlier insisted even nfl players had action toes the rice video within weeks. >> so, there were players who could see the videotape and yet many of the ravens claim they couldn't see it. >> reporter: still, he acknowledged ignorance is no excuse. >> there is no excuse for me to have not demanded that video except i wasn't concerned or interested enough to demand it. never crossed my mind. i'm sorry for that. deeply sorry for that. >> reporter: but the critics say the response is too little, too late. >> it was clear, yet again, that he doesn't really care about domestic violence. he basically came out because he's mad that somebody wrote an article that seems to question his character and the integrity of his team. >> reporter: ray rice's camp had no comment. nfl players association representative tells me that the union has asked the league for a broad investigation into the fact precisely to determine which party, the nfl, the ravens
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or ray rice is the one telling the truth. natalie? >> peter alexander in baltimore. thank you, peter. breaking news overnight. israeli military says it has shot down a syrian aircraft that infiltrated its air space. they intercepted the aircraft midflight. they wouldn't say what type of aircraft was downed and the circumstances of the incident are unclear. three afghan army soldiers who disappeared from a cape cod military base during training exercises were found monday at the u.s./canadian border. they were trying to cross the bridge into canada at niagara false. before that, they were last seen at a mall saturday during a day off from national military exercises. they were unarmed and the pentagon official said they did not feel the men posed a threat to the public. world's health organization is sounding the alarm again this morning over the ebola outbreak in west africa.
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they say it will climb exponenti exponentially unless people are educated and those infected are isolated. new guinea, sierra leone and liberia. some scary moments at a connecticut elementary school monday. a fox went on a biting rampage. this happened in east windsor. the fox bit four people in all, include i including a second grade boy outside for a gym class when the fox attacked. evan was rescued by his teacher who ripped the animal off him. the teacher and another staffer were also bitten. the fox was captured and is now being tested for rabies. it was not a banner day for a youth football team in new york state. the mighty mites during their home opener. ran through the banner not as planned there. >> oh, slow motion.
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i'm falling. i'm falling. >> that must be industrial strength paper or something. if the mighty mites can't get through that -- >> bounty paper. >> bounty will love you for saying that. >> good for them. >> they ended up winning 24-0. they proved their metal on the field. there you go. >> that is funny. mr. roker is here with a check of the water. >> that's how it started for wiley coyote. sure did. wildfires out west continue to have big problems. in fact, red flag warnings and weather watches. this king fire is a monster. it's only 18% contained. and look at these temperatures, into the mid 90s to the upper 80s. it's going to be sunny, breezy. winds gusting up to 20 miles per hour. now we move to the southeastern coast. we're looking at rain that will
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be making its way in the southeast coast. heavier showers and thunderstorms will be pushing in. look at this. you can see right from florida into the southeastern atlantic coast, low pressure is going to be developing and moving up the coast. heavy rain off the carolina coast. generally one to three inches. this makes its way slowly up into the northeast by thursday. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. kara: nope. paul: so... we're cool? kara: yep. paul: cool... come on-- i know that look. kara: what look? paul: that look, that says i better get you some flowers or something. kara: well, at least you're learning. paul: finally, i am finally learning, yes. kara: yeah. good morning, i'm motierologist bill henley a
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chilly start this morning but see sunshine on the first day of autumn and high temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s and much less wind than yesterday. not as cold as yesterday morning as clouds move in for your wednesday and good chance of rain thursday to keep things chilly. 68 degrees thursday afternoon and then warm up for friday. 78 degrees and the first fall weekend will feel summer-like with high temperatures in the low 80s and low humidity. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. carson is in the orange room with reaction on social media to these overnight air strikes in syria. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. big news with the u.s. air strikes in syria. some learned of the develops on twitter. 9:03 eastern time, abdulk dachlt er writes in, huge explosions shook the city in what might be the beginning of u.s. air strikes on isis headquarters in raqqa. meanwhile sounds of warplanes can be heard clearly. we get the first official word
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30 minutes later u.s. military and partner nation forces have begun striking isil targets in syria using mix of fighters and tomahawk missiles. the sky is full of drones over raqqa. interesting that the details came in via social media before we got the concrete evidence of all the developments overseas. >> carson, thank you very much. the search intensifies for missing university of virginia student and the man she was last seen with. did police find clues during a new search of his apartment? plus, paula dean's first live television interview in more than a year. we'll talk about the fallout from that scandal and the big gamble she's making on a brand new business. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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that breaking news you're about to head out the door. a tractor trailer which crashed and overturned on i-95 is causing a huge backup and a mess on the highway. that truck has been uprighted, as you see here, but not going anywhere any time soon. good morning, i'm vai sikahema and let's get a check on this accident from jillian mele. >> this accident could be out there for a few more hours. a live look at our penndot camera. 95 at bridge street. multiple lanes blocked in both directions and a huge backup on the southbound side, about 4 1/2 miles on 95 southbound and this is what it is looking like at cottman avenue. barely crawling along right now.
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so, avoid it if you can. here are some alternate routes and aramingo avenue on ramp and you can take the boulevard. still have an accident northeast extension just past quakerertown and the right lane is blocked there and a four-mile delay in that area. vai? good news it's the weather. first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. good morning, bill. >> good good morning, vai. a chilly view of boat house row. 51 degrees right now in philadelphia and that's the warm spot. most of the area is in the 40s and low 40s at that for millville, atlantic city, potstown and allentown. sunshine 66 at noon and 70. another update in 25 minutes. always get the latest news and weather on we'll send you back to "today" show. see you in about half hour. have a great day.
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i've got to tell you, it feels so good. the first wave of air strikes in syria. more than 20 targets were hit by manned aircraft and missiles launched in the region. >> security has been increased at the white house in the wake of the security breach. an iraq war veteran climbed the
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fence, made it inside the white house with a knife. in court monday prosecutors revealed 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets were found inside that suspect's car. fear that warmer weather and strong winds could spread a massive wildfire burning east of sacramento. it has already destroyed 30 buildings and is threatening thousands of homes. paula dean and her sons, jamie and bobby, are here and will speak out on the scandal a year later that rocked her world and empire. we brought you several births live on the air. this morning, most of those babies are back to celebrate their first birthday. happy birthday to them. >> it will be interesting. >> very quiet green room there. >> nobody's crying. >> they're so sweet. >> wait till they get out here with me. let's begin this half hour with a new police search tied to
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the disappearance of missing university of virginia student hannah graham. police are now looking for her and the last person she has seen with. nbc's craig melvin is in charlottesville. craig, good morning to you. >> hoda, good morning to you. hannah graham has been missing for 11 days now. again, this is the restaurant where police believe she was last seen. this morning, police are still looking for jesse graham, the man with whom they believe graham was last seen for the second time since friday, police have searched his apartment. police have still not found jesse matthew, but they did haul three bags of potential evidence from his apartment. late monday a police spokesman told nbc news officers found what they were looking for and the contents had been sent to the state crime lab. matthew's landlady watched as officers scoured the apartment for the second time, looking for clues into the disappearance of uva student hannah graham.
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>> i don't know where the girl is or what happened. i'm just as shocked as everybody else. >> reporter: monday, police circulated this new wanted poster for matthew. two arrest warrants were issued for reckless driving shortly after he visited the police station saturday, asked for a lawyer, left before answering any questions, eventually speeding off. police say matthew was seen with graham in surveillance video the night she disappeared but police maintain the uva medical center remains a person of interest. >> as far as we can find right now, he is the last person that was with hannah. certainly he is the focus of our investigation. >> reporter: meanwhile the search for graham intensified with park rangers and rescue workers searching through thick brush. >> it's going to be long, tedious, mon ought news at times but it is worth every miserable
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minute. >> reporter: at the request for the national center of missing and exploited children, 12 billboards are up statewide to help to answer a father's heartfelt plea. >> all we want to do now is bring hannah home safely. >> reporter: test results on matthew's car could come back today. a spokesman told me they believe there is still surveillance video out there, guys, that might help in their investigation as well. that's the very latest from here in charlottesville. back to you. >> craig melvin, thank you so much. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> all right. we've got rain moving into the pacific northwest, bringing showers and thunderstorms. some of it will be fairly predi predigious. an inch, generally, along the coast.
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inland, slightly larger areas. topeka, wichita, kansas, half an inch. dusty winds, small hail. beautiful day good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start this morning, but we'll see sunshine on the first day of autumn and high temperatures in the upper 60s and low 7 os. not as cold tomorrow morning as clouds start to move in for your wednesday and that will move to a good chance of rain on thursday to keep things chilly. 68 degrees thursday afternoon and warm up for friday, 78 degrees and the first fall weekend will feel summer-like with temperatures in the low 80s and low humidity. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you so much. what's her side of the story? the new miss america address a report that she was kicked out of her college sorority over a
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changing the way you think of retirement. we're back now at 7:40. it's been more than a year since paula dean found herself embroiled in a scandal after a leaked deposition revealed she admitted the use of a racial slur. now paula is prepared to step back into the spotlight with a new business venture. we'll talk to her and her sons in a minute but first a look back at the last year or so. >> reporter: for celebrity chef paula dean, 2013 was a dark and difficult year. >> unless you've been under a rock, i had a little rough patch. >> reporter: when dean and her brother, bubba hires were sued by a former restaurant manager over sexual harassment and racial discrimination, she admitted under oath she has used
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the "n" word. >> i have never, with any intention, hurt anybody on purpose. >> last june, i sat down with paula during the height of the controversy for an emotional interview. >> i'll ask you bluntry, are you a racist? >> no, i'm not. >> by birth, by osmosis, you don't feel you have racist tendencies? >> no. no. no. >> she was dropped by her sponsors, food network, target and walmart. >> out of the spotlight, the queen of southern cooking is now moving on to her next course. >> welcome to the paula deen network. >> stepping back into the kitchen for a new digital venture, the paula deen network, subscription based channel that will air all her shows plus original content, a new start after a troubled year. paula deen is with us now, along with her sons, jamie and bobby.
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nice to see you all. >> hi, matt. >> good morning. hello everybody out there. >> i want our audience to know you couldn't look at parts of that story. you didn't want to look back. >> i looked at none of it, matt. i didn't recognize that woman. that was a woman in trauma, in, i would say, shock, trying to understand what had happened. and, you know, the cold hard fact, matt, is i probably should not have been here. i probably should have been at home, maybe even under the care of a doctor. >> to say that that situation -- not the interview, but the candle rocked your world to its core -- >> it did. >> -- is an understatement. >> it's an understatement. >> the business side of things, key partners, key sponsors who walked away. did you understand why they had to distance themselves from you? >> i did. but i have to say it took me a while, because i was confused as
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to the length of time since those words had been part of a language, you know. i had a hard time understanding, because it had been 30 years. >> but you came to realizes -- >> i came to realize. >> at that time because of what you said and admitted, you were radioactive. >> yes. >> in the business world. >> i absolutely understood it. but i had to go home, sit on my sofa and get off the merry-go-round. i had to remove myself and sit quietly so that i could think and see things from all angles. >> i want to mention that the racial discrimination aspect of the lawsuit was eventually dropped. >> oh, it was dropped. >> because the judge decided that the woman who filed the suit, being white, had no legal standing, because she hadn't been injured by the comment or the behavior. >> right. >> were you upset that the dropping of that lawsuit didn't get as much attention as the deposition got? >> of course. the statement that was released
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at the end got almost no attention. and the statement was very powerful and very different. >> any time you go through a situation like this, you learn something about your friends. >> oh, yes. >> were there people who disappointed you? >> individuals, not one, matt. not one. i have never had anyone come up to me and be anything other than kind and loving. >> we really found a lot of support through that year. and people, you know, that reached out to bobby and i, and the restaurant and just offered their support for mom and wanted to check on her, it was really a hard time. >> you became famous by being open and unguarded and honest. are you now more guarded and less open? >> i've always been very, very naive, matt. and unless you do something that
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i can see that you're trying to hurt me, in my heart, you're good. that's child like and it's naive. and i'm trying to be more guarded. i don't ever want to get to the point where i'm cynical, because i believe that there are more good people than bad. >> you're now starting a new venture. you're starting the paula deen network, a digital network. >> yes. >> are you convinced this can be viable, that enough people have put aside questions of your character to come and join in this venture with you and support it? >> yes. i think so. i found out, matt, a family member showed me this website to go on after i got back from new york. and i just sat on my sofa and i knew i had to guard myself against going backwards, going
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backwards. i feared that. so, a family member showed me this website. it was called we support paula deen. i could not wait in the morning to put my ipad in my lap and go to that site where my friends out there had nothing but love and support for me. >> during the height of the scandal, paula, did you ever go to those other websites? did you ever read the comments below the line of the articles? >> no. >> did either of you? >> of course. it was unavoidable. >> i never intentionally went there. but i did come up on some by accident. but i also noticed those people had no names. >> i kind of checked out all that for a few days. you know how -- if you're fortunate enough to get to do what we do and you're in the public eye, you can't -- you're not going to satisfy everyone. someone will always have something to say about you. so it doesn't really do any benefit for us. >> on the business side -- let me mention a report that came
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out yesterday. you recently signed a deal to buy your content from the food network. >> every bit of it. >> our company now owns -- >> can you give me an idea what that cost? >> i cannot. >> no? >> more than $40. >> more than $20? yeah? now that will be driving this new network? >> it's a piece, but we've developed 100 new shows. there's 20 new shows a week. >> we've been working like crazy. >> it's going to be an element but definitely not the driving force. >> if you come through a year like the year you just came through, paula, you would be crazy if you didn't learn a lesson. >> oh, i'm telling you. >> so what's the lesson? >> matt, i learned so much over the year, i really feel like it's going to require another book. but we are working on a documentary, because i feel like everybody needs to know the whole entire story. >> but what's the lesson you've learned? >> and i'm getting to that. i'm getting to that.
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now i forgot what i was going to say. but we're working on a documentary that will only be on the paula deen network. but as i was saying, i learned so much when i sat quietly with my own thoughts. the most powerful thing -- and i thought i knew it, because i've talked about it before, but it's the power of words. i don't care how old they are. words are so powerful. they can hurt. they can make people happy. my words hurt people. they disappointed people. and, frankly, i disappointed myself. and for that, i'm so sorry. i'm so sorry for the hurt that i caused people, because it went
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and a few minutes before 8:00, breaking news into nbc 10. several barrels of hay are on fire at a farm in chester county. this is happening at hicks mushroom farm in the 1600 block in kenneth square. you see it here. several tankers are respauondin to help put out this fire. a tractor trailer that crashed and overturned on i-95 is overturning a huge backup on the highway and has been there for several hours. that truck has been uprighted but may take a while longer to remove it. i'm vai sikahema and let's get the latest on the accident from jillian mele. >> that tractor trailer is still out there right now on 95 right at bridge street. you can see it right here and lane restrictions in both directions and delays in both directions but the delay is significant on 95. 95 southbound crawling along. we have a five-mile delay there.
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if you want to avoid this area, avoid 95 and use the on ramp to get on to 95 southbound or take the boulevard but leave yourself plenty of extra time. an overturned tractor trailer just past quakertown and still have a four-mile delay there, as well. let's get the latest on the weather with meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> good morning, vai. sun has been up for just over an hour. bright sunshine and still a nice northwesterly wind above building level that is bringing in dry, cool air. allowed the temperatures to drop into the 40s and 50s overnight now. 53 degrees in northeast philadelphia and warming in wilmington and of of at lun66 a lunchtime and 70 by noon. the latest news and weather on we'll send you back to "today" show and see you in half an hour.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, how could she? >> and after this job, well, not that i have a choice, but [ bleep ]. i quit. >> the reporter who quit in an expletive-laced rant on live tv explains why she did it. is anyone buying her excuse? plus, they're back. one year after being born live on "today," we check in with the babies and families who shared their special moment with millions. and get ready for the big revival. ♪ it's summertime >> country superstar kenny chesney is back and set to rock the plaza, "today," tuesday, september 23rd, 2014.
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>> all the way from alabama to see kenny chesney! whoo! >> we love "today." >> sell bracelebrating our 28th anniversary. ♪ belowin' that smoke on saturday night ♪ >> we love you, kenny! >> hi. we're back now, 8:00 on a tuesday morning, 23rd day of september, 2014. and take a look at all the people in no shoes nation here on our plaza. and their ring leader, their band leader, their biggest fan of all is right here, hoda kotb. >> are you guys so excited for kenny chesney? >> how long have you been a fan? >> you know, i've loved country for probably the last ten years
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and i love shift work. i can't wait to hear all his songs today. very excited. >> by the way, it's your turn to shine a light. and it is a terrific project. >> i'm busting. i'll let you listen to this song. we're trying to raise money for pediatric cancer research. sarah borellis and cindy lauper, put them in a room and blended "true colors" and "brave" in a blender. that mash-up is amazing. >> i've heard it. it's terrific. >> i remember when you came out of the studio. you were so excited. it sounded incredible. >> i'm busting. go to and contribute. >> it is fantastic. and we're not just saying that because you're standing here. we loved it. >> so excited for that. natalie has a check of the top stories. natalie, take it away. >> okay. good morning. once again in the new this is morning, u.s. and arab allies opened a new front in the battle against isis, pounding targets
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inside syria. jim miklaszewski joins us. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. 47 tomahawk cruise missiles and bombers attacked targets inside syria. isis was not the only target. senior defense official tells nbc news this morning that corazon, an al qaeda offshoot, apparently planning some kind of potential terrorist attack against western targets, either in the u.s. or europe, was also hit by at least a third of those strikes. and concern over syrian air defenses, the u.s. notified the syrian government well in advance of the strikes, but did not provide exact timing or locations. and the u.s. fighters met no resistance from syria warplanes or their air defense systems. natalie? >> jim miklaszewski at the pentagon. thank you, jim. they come on the eve of
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president obama's trip to the u.n. this morning on the summit for climate change. rallying more support for the attack on isis. a prosecutor says the man charged with intruding at the white house friday night is a danger to the president. in court the prosecutor said omar gonzalez had a machete, two hatchets and 800 rounds of ammunition in his car in addition to the small knife in his pocket. we also learned he was arrested in virginia in july with several guns in his car and a map showing the white house. last month, the secret service stopped him as he walked near the white house with a machete but they did not arrest him. nbc news obtained video overnight showing the suspect in a deadly police shooting taking part in vietnam war re-enactments four years ago. in the documentary, eric frein describes how hard it is to track people in the dense woods of eastern pennsylvania. and that's where officials think
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frein has been hiding since his allegedly ambushed and shot two pennsylvania state troopers, killing one of them. unruly passenger who tried to open a plane door in mid air has been taken to the hospital for observation. the 28-year-old began arguing with a woman sitting next to him on a virgin airlines flight monday from boston to los angeles. when he tried to open an emergency door, he was restrained by two police officers who were aboard the plane. the flight was safely diverted to omaha, nebraska. former heavyweight champ mike tyson showed his softer side when he came to the aid of an injured cyclist in las vegas last week. he said he thought he was hallucinating as tyson sat and comforted him until help arrived. he was so touched he sent tyson a note and a fruit basket. now for another check of the weather, here's al. >> you never know who will show up. thank you so much. you have come the furthest, the
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furthest kenny chesney fans. from hawaii? >> yes. >> i know kenny will be performing a little luau music for you. let's see what we have for you. today's pick city happens to be detroit, michigan. detroit's spelled wrong, but that's okay. spell of bad weather there but it's going to be nice today. temperatures will be nice and sunny. hot weather through the southwest. temperatures in the 50s and 60s in northern new england. the heat continues through texas into the gulf coast. wet weather, that low pressure makes its way up the eastern seaboard and sho good morning, i am meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start. we will see sunshine on the first day of autumn. high temperatures in the upper 60s, low 70s, less wind than yesterday. not as cold tomorrow morning as
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clouds start to move in for your wednesday. that will lead to a good chance of rain thursday. 68 degrees thursday afternoon. a warmup for friday. 78 degrees and the first fall weekend will feel summer likes with high temperatures in the low 80s and low humidity. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> we were just chatting with some -- this lady here got here at 8:00 last night. >> impressive. the good news is she saved on a hotel room. oh, okay, you slept in a hotel. >> of course she did. >> perfect. up next, what does she have to say for herself? the television reporter who quit her job, let's just say, in dramatic fashion. >> uh-huh. >> live on the air opens up about what she did. our born "today" baby whose entered the world live on this show are back. they are turning 1. and they're in the green room, all of them. and who's ready for a concert? kenny chesney takes our stage. but first, these messages.
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my son is going to wash the family prius. he insisted on using the rain to save water. fourteen years ago, i insisted on buying our first prius. because like toyota, we both know there's a way to do things, and a way to do things even better. the prius. toyota, let's go places. 8:13. we are back with what's trending "today." let's start with a little music from the boss. that is our way of telling you that bruce springsteen is turning 65 today. >> never looked better. >> so good looking. >> sounds great. >> if you've been to one of his shows in the past few years, he
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performs like he's 25. hazing in the latest beauty queen controversy. kira kazantsev was just crowned miss america. a website reporting that while attending university, kazantsev and a friend were kicked out of their sorority for hazing pledges. when she was the head of recruitment for alpha phi, telling jezebel, that under kazantsev, pledges were humiliated and forced to do grueling tasks. the recruit said she made life, quote, a living hell. >> she is fighting back this morning, admitting she was kicked out of a sorority but only for failing to appear at a disciplinary hearing for a hazing joke she made. kazantsev was upfront about her
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dismissal from the sorority and called an exceptional ambassador. okay. now the video everyone is talking about this morning. reporter of an alaskan tv station for quitting on the air. it's how she did it. working to legalize marijuana. at the end of the story she revealed she actually owned the group. that's when greene dropped another bombshell, catching her colleague off guard. >> for this job, well, not that i have a choice, but [ bleep ] i quit. >> all right. we apologize for that. and we'll be right back. >> oh, boy. >> in other news -- >> now you know what hoda goes through every day. >> whoo! >> yeah. >> wait for my next orange room
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hit. >> feel bad for her, for the other reporter. >> she did throw everybody, collectively, under the bus. >> yeah. >> right? >> to do to your co-worker. >> that was brutal. >> bad. >> sounds like it was preplanned. >> she knew she was reporting -- it was her story. >> she owns the -- >> premeditated. if you're wonder fg she has any regrets this morning, a simple answer is no. in a new video, she's defending her controversial rant. >> advocating for freedom and fairness should be everyone's duty. i'm making it my life's work, to uphold what america stands for truly, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, ideals that now need to be defended. >> taking a little high horse there. >> guys over in the orange room we've been asking for your help. google executive chairman eric schmidt and jonathan rosenberg talked about more of the unusual questions that google asked during job interviews. that got us thinking, what
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creative questions have you been asked or would you ask in an interview? we have some of those responses. >> here we go. you can all answer. if applying at a circus, which job would you choose? >> circus master. the ring master. >> at a circus? >> i would like to sell the beer. >> i want to be the guy who stuffs the clowns in the car. >> i want to drive that car. if you were part of -- i love this one. >> what? >> if you were part of a bicycle, carson, what part would you be and why? >> i would like to be the little bell you ring. >> or the horn. >> or the horn. >> this is great. >> okay. >> so i could -- >> i would be the handle bars. >> the steering wheel. >> i would like to be the little frilly basket in front. >> i just want to be a spoke in the wheel. >> ahh. >> right. >> if you could invite anyone in the world to dinner, who would you invite? >> dead or alive? >> yes. >> hmm. >> okay. this is going nowhere.
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and name five things -- none of you are hired. >> name five things you can do with a pencil other than write, that you can say on morning television. >> like the joker, i could make it disappear. >> erase. >> chopsticks. >> yeah. >> all these questions, obviously, get iiving people th ability to think outside the box. >> that is what's trending. >> by the way, it went much better in the meeting. >> it did. >> dinner with my dad. i'm sorry. coming up in 30 seconds, we'll catch up with the babies who were born live on this show
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we're back now with a follow-up to our series "born today." shared the moment as eight babies entered the world. now our group is turning 1. we're in delivery rooms at four different hospitals. lots of moms-to-be in labor. will one of their moms have their baby live "today," monday, september 23rd, 2013? always eager to be first, new york actually delivered a baby girl just before we went on air that morning. but it wasn't long before houston helped us welcome the first baby live on our show. >> we have something very
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exciting happening. >> it's such a cliche. no more profound a change in a person's life than when they have a baby. >> then came baby number two from the lone star state n houston, another baby, while cleveland delivered a baby boy. >> i understand we're adding to our viewer base even as we speak, in cleveland. >> one baby at a time, al. >> our boston baby came in style, in the middle of cher's performance on the show that morning. but houston kept going. and going. >> two little boys, twins, just born in houston. once again, texas coming on strong. >> eight babies in two hours and now, 12 months later, they'll all celebrate their first birthday. our "born today" babies and their parents are back this morning. sarah and alan jansen with twins
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brock and slate. taylor, emily and last, but not least, ashley, darby and daniel dowd with, is it, daz'ai? >> daz'ai. >> raise your hand if you're sleep deprived. 17 more years to go. you'll make it. i feel like the newlywed game here. first of all, you have now -- you pulled up to the hospital. this is your fifth child, is that right? >> yes. >> so when our producer said would you like to have this baby live on the show, you were like, just sign me up, who cares, right? >> at this point there's no modesty. >> how has the last year been? >> wonderful. >> yeah? >> absolute blessing for us. >> any shocks or surprises with a fifth child? >> you realize that you cannot get any more tired. you realize that you have enough love. >> set the bar nice and low on sleep, it's all good. >> you don't know what you're
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missing. sarah and alan with the twin boys, brock and slate. you have two girls at home already, right? >> we do. >> what was it like going from two to four? >> chaos. >> bedlam? how did the girls react to getting two brothers? >> i think well. they adjusted really good. they're all little mother hens. it's a good combination. >> jennifer and craig along with taylor. tell me about taylor. >> he is just a happy baby, full of energy, into everything. >> he is a world traveler already, right? >> yes. >> where has he been? >> hawaii, wisconsin. >> phoenix. >> new york now. >> that's right. >> south carolina. >> it's great to have him. emily and joel with jackson. i understand the live birth was the talk of your family and friends. what was their reaction? >> well, i had someone come up to me in the grocery store and say, can i ask you a crazy
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question? they i said sure. they said would you have your baby live on the "today" show? people around town, my parents talked about it on a cruise. i don't know how that subject comes up but it does. >> i can't wait until you share the story with him and he says are you crazy? what were you thinking? >> i know. i was just excited to have a baby. >> was it true he crawled at 5 months? >> yeah. >> yep. >> he is an overachiever. what's his personality like? >> he's a happy baby. he's spoiled, real spoiled. >> gets along well with other babies? >> yeah. he got older brothers and sisters. they think they his parents. >> see, i saw that coming a mile away over here. this one here. so, what has been the biggest change in all of your lives? again, a lot of you already had children at home. but this one -- i'm going to help you. come here.
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stand up. we'll bring you over here. what's been the biggest change in all your lives? >> it's lack of sleep. >> that's it, really? >> baby proofing. >> yeah? how did you go about that in your homes? >> gates on all the stairs. >> deundecorating the house. >> i got tired of having toys in the living room, constantly. that's just a way of life. thank you. oh, my goodness. this one is a lover. who is this? >> brock. >> this is brock? okay. obviously we wanted to bring you nice gifts for their first birthday. we want to thank all the folks at fisher-price for helping us out. what's a birthday without cake? we've got cakes for all of them. and i think we better get to those quickly because once they discover them, we're all in trouble. thanks to all of you for coming back. we really appreciate it. it was great sharing the amazing moment a year ago and it's even nicer to see how well all these kids are doing.
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so, thank you. coming up next, country superstar kenny chesney live in concert after your local news.
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we given with this update, with a traffic nightmare on i-95 after a tractor-trailer overturned this morning. going on five hours and counting as crews work to get the trailer off the road, let's get an update from jillian mele. >> good morning, chris, it is very much out there. 95 at bridge sheet. this shot froze in the last 30 seconds, but lanes are blocked both directions and still have heavy volume there, this is 95 southbound at kauffman avenue, crawling for mielz. this is 95 northbound at injury arld. it is heavy both directions on 95. if you want to avoid this portion of 95, the southbound side, get on 95 at the aramingo
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on ramp. leave yourself extra time. northeast extension still blocked. let's update the forecast with bill henley. off to a cool start this morning on the first official morning of fall. >> this is the first morning of fall. temperatures started to climb. we have bright sunshine from the city to the shore. a nice sunny view of cape may. the clouds were overhead first thing in the morning, already cleared out. temperatures are up to 54 in wildwood, 52 at philadelphia international. trenton and wilmington at 49 degrees. sunny skies. 56 at 9:00. 70 at 4:00. crews are working to put out this burning hay fire in chester county. look at this video from sky 10. crews are trying to put out that fire. we will have an update in 25 minutes. have a great morning. blat
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we're back on a tuesday morning, september 23rd, 2014. raise your hands if you're part of the no shoes nation. got a lot of them here. >> we are very excited to have the one, the only kenny chesney with us. you draw a crowd, baby. you sure do. >> we're excited to be here. it's an honor to be back. >> you have a new album out. >> we do, today.
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new music is always a lot of fun, inspiring hopefully and makes me feel great that everybody wants to come out here. >> we're going to hear from him in a couple of minutes in this half hour. >> yeah. also ahead, can you believe that "law & order: svu" is in its 16th season and mariska hargitay is with us as well. >> she started as soon as she got out of high school. >> yeah. >> paula deen will be back here later, talking with kathie lee and hoda. jessica simpson will be here. she has a new baby. we'll be talking with her tomorrow on "today." mr. chesney, how about a check of the weather? that's for him, sorry. >> what's the worst weather you ever played in? >> wow, in dallas one year, we played during a really heavy rainstorm. it was insane. that would have to be it. >> it's going to be better today. >> all right. >> i guarantee that.
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let's show you what we've got going on, first of all, for "today." gorgeous day in the northeast. plenty of sunshine. wet weather down through the southeastern gulf. expect more rain moving into the pacific northwest. tomorrow we look for more of that rain making its way up the coast and along the eastern seaboard. look for, again, showers in the plains states. hopefully some moisture makes its way into northern california where thief got those wildfires . good morning, i am meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start this morning, but we will see sunshine on the first day of autumn. high temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s, but much less wind than yesterday. not as cold tomorrow morning as clouds start to move in for your wednesday. that will lead to a good chance of rain thursday to keep things chilly. 68 degrees thursday afternoon. then a warmup for friday. 78 degrees. and the first fall weekend will feel summer like with high temperatures in the low 80s and low humidity. have a great day.
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>> and that's your latest weather. let's go back inside to hoda. >> hello, al. thanks so much. mariska hargitay is the emmy-winning star of the longest-running drama on tv. that's nbc's "law & order: svu." things begin with hargitay's character, olivia benson, showing a softer side. take a look. >> oh, you miss your mommy, don't you? she had a hard road, huh? i don't know if i'm ever going to be able to tell you the story, but i can tell you this, she loved you very, very much. >> okay. do you know what i love about you, mariska? watching that clip, you got teary eyed. >> i do. >> tell me about that scene and why it moves you so much. >> oh, it's just so sweet. the story line is so moving to
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me. this year is a very different season from last year. you know, olivia benson gets this baby sort of plopped in her lap and it's nothing shy of a miracle for the character. >> you know motherhood all too well. >> i do. >> how much does the emotion play into scenes like that? >> a lot. you're looking into this new life and you have to be dead not to feel this baby i'm working with. they're actually twins. they're so sweet sbch. and that scene makes me laugh so hard. you think it's an emotional scene but we're actually shooting this and this little boy, his name is bradley. i would lay him down and it's supposed to be the scene of me laying him down and every time -- he just wasn't tired. there's cameras on this and, like a horror film, his hands come up on the crib going -- and he pulls himself up.
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we were laughing so hard. >> wow! >> sweetie, you've got to sleep. you've got to sleep. oh, no. >> no, thank you. >> i would lay him down and i would have to pick him up, because he would be like this and i would give him to his mom. it was actually hilarious. >> your character has been evolving all over these 16 seas seasons. is she still fun to play for you? >> she is. that's the thing. i have to say that's why i'm still here. i feel like there's new notes being played. after last year, i was sort of wrecked. >> yeah. >> emotionally. it was a very tough year. and i said -- warren and i talked about it, our show runner, where do we go from here? and he was like, don't worry about it. this year feels so new. and that's exciting, to have a baby it's a whole other set of muscles and new notes to play. >> you were so connected to this character. i know people must stop you on the street and assume you are
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olivia benson. the subject of domestic violence and things like that are really close to your heart in real life, aren't they? >> yes. they are, indeed. the show really sort of educated me to the issue of domestic violence and sexual assault. that's why i started the foundation, joyful heart. and it's been a beautiful journey to -- and a gift to me, to be able to shed light on these issues. >> now i love the show. i'm a junkie. i watch it in my room. i watch the repeats. i watch it all. then someone called once and said do you want to be a guest something on it? i said i don't care where or when. i'm doing it. i got to play myself, a lindsay lohan-ish girl on set. that's the anchor set you made in a church basement, by the way. every episode has something kind of ripped from the headlines, doesn't it? >> it certainly does. i heard you were amazing, by the way. >> was i? >> congratulations, co-star. i've got to tell you, it was a thrill. it was a total thrill.
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>> we wish you great luck with this next piece. >> thank you. >> not that you need it, but we love you. >> thank you. >> you can catch the season premiere of "law & order: svu" tomorrow
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>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> you know, hoda always tells me in the world of country music it's hard to get any bigger than kenny chesney. we're delighted to welcome him back to our plaza. but before we hear from him, a little taste of what makes him such a superstar. kenny chesney, singer, songwriter, performer. the l.a. times calls him the
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people's superstar ♪ i come from a little bitty homegrown small town ♪ >> eight entertainer of the year awards, 25 number one hits, 30 million albums sold, playing for millions of fans with each new tour. those loyal followers he has dubbed the no shoes nation. ♪ growing up in little pink houses ♪ >> with his new album "the big revival" he ups the ante, already a big hit. the album is getting rave reviews. he is on the plaza, celebrating its release today. enough talking. let's listen. ladies and gentlemen, kenny chesney. >> all right. do we feel good out there? hey! ♪ doublewide quick stop midnight t-top jack in her cherry coke town
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momma and daddy put their roots right here 'cause this is where the car broke down yellow dog school bus kickin' up red dust pickin' us up by a barbed wire fence mtv on the rca no a/c in the vents ♪ ♪ we were jesus save me blue jean baby born in the usa trailer park truck stop faded little map dots new york to l.a. we were teenage dreamin' front seat leanin' baby, come give me a kiss put me on the cover of the rolling stone uptown down home american kids growin' up in little pink houses makin' out on living room couches blowin' that smoke on saturday night a little messed up, but we're all alright ♪ ♪ hey ♪ baptist church parkin' lot tryin' not to get caught
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take her home and give her your jacket makin' it to second base but sayin' you went all the way monday afternoon at practice sister's got a boyfriend daddy doesn't like now he's sittin' out back 3030 in his lap in the blue bug zapper light ♪ ♪ we were jesus save me blue jean baby born in the usa trailer park truck stop faded little map dots new york to l.a. we were teenage dreamin' front seat leanin' baby, come give me a kiss put me on the cover of the rolling stone uptown down home american kids growin' up in little pink houses makin' out on living room couches blowin' that smoke on saturday night a little messed up, but we're all all right ♪
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♪ hey ♪ we were jesus save me blue jean baby born in the usa trailer park truck stop faded little map dots new york to l.a. we were teenage dreamin' front seat leanin' baby, come give me a kiss put me on the cover of the rolling stone uptown down home american kids growin' up in little pink houses makin' out on living room couches blowin' that smoke on saturday night a little messed up, but we're all alright ♪ >> we got more music ahead from kenny chesney on a tuesday morning. first this is "today" on nbc.
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kenny chesney has been one of the top country names in music for 20 years and kenny chesney joins us now. hi, kenny. how are you? >> it's good to be back. >> it was fun opening up usa today and seeing the splash on the front cover. everyone is talking about your new cd "the big revival." it's explosive. what do you want people to take from this? >> "the big revival" was made with a lot of energy. it took some time to make that. when they hear these songs i want them to feel that positive energy and know we made this album with the thread of living in the moment. some of my songs have been nostalgic. there's not a lot of nostalgia on this record and not too much looking forward either. it's just taking your moment as it is, taking your life in the moment and trying to enjoy that as much as possible, which is tough for me. i'm always constantly planning to do something else. but that was the thread of this record. >> i love how he says he has 25
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number ones and he says this one's got to be bigger and better. how much bigger and better are you going to go? >> i don't know. i do hope to get better. i get asked that a lot. what kind of goals do you have now? i think that for me and the guys in the band, i think to put on the best show we possibly can, to try to include the best songs we can that touch people and music that people care about. the fan base we've built over the years care, thank god. i love you guys for it. >> you mentioned the album or the cd comes out today. even after all that you've done in the business, and hoda mentioned the 25 number one hits and all the awards. do you still have release date jitters? >> oh, my god, yes. >> what are you worried about? >> like i said, you know, you make your music, you work really hard on it. and every record is different. every album is different. it's done with different emotions and it's done with a different thought process and you just hope that, you know -- with this record, i didn't want to repeat myself.
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then again, i didn't want to alienate my audience either. i want to take these songs we made and rateltle their cage an hopefully rattle the audience's cage. when we go on the road i really want to rattle their cage. so you do have that anxiety and nervous energy that comes with making new music. i'll always feel that. >> i love this barefoot nation. >> no shoes nation. you got shoes on. >> i know. wait a second. >> i bet you didn't think -- >> come on. come on! >> look at me. >> what are you going to sing now? >> somewhere with you. >> ladies and gentlemen, we'll get our shoes. kenny chesney. >> all right, let's go!
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♪ ♪ if you're going out with someone new i'm going out with someone, too i won't feel sorry for me i'm getting drunk but i'd much rather be somewhere with you ♪ ♪ laughing loud on a carnival ride, yeah driving around on a saturday night you made fun of me for singing my song got a hotel room just to turn you on you said pick me up at 3:00 a.m. you're fighting with your mom again and i'd go, i'd go i'd go somewhere with you ♪ ♪ i won't sit outside your house and wait for the lights to go out
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call up an ex to rescue me climb in their bed when i'd much rather sleep somewhere with you ♪ ♪ like we did on the beach last summer when the rain came down and we took cover down in your car out by the pier you laid me down whispered in my ear i hate my life hold on to me ah, if you ever decide to leave then i'll go i'll go, i'll go ♪ ♪ i can go out every night of the week can go home with anybody i meet but it's just a temporary high 'cause when i close my eyes i'm somewhere with you somewhere with you ♪ ♪ if you see me out on the town and it looks like i'm burning it down you won't ask
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and i won't say but in my heart i'm always somewhere with you ♪ ♪ laughing loud on a carnival ride, yeah driving around on a saturday night you made fun of me for singing my song got a hotel room just to turn you on you said pick me up at 3:00 a.m. you're fighting with your mom again and i'd go, i'd go i'd go somewhere with you ♪ ♪ i can go out every night of the week can go home with anybody i meet but it's just a temporary high 'cause when i close my eyes i'm somewhere with you somewhere with you ♪ ♪ somewhere with you i'm somewhere with you
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♪ new york so happy to be here! thank you so much! >> kenny chesney, thanks. he's not done yet. he will be back with one more song a little later. first this is "today" on nbc.
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kenny, you were great on stage. you said to me earlier there was one thing -- >> i did, i know. >> you said there was one thing you wanted to do today when you were on the "today" show. >> i want to introduce willard scott. >> and you just did. >> you look so good up there. happy birthday, viola nelsen, from mankato, minnesota. her secret, she eats a fried egg every day. this is martha pasco from new jersey. she is 100 years old today and loves to play with her little dog, bella. luther woods, how are you, luther old boy? from huntington, west virginia. his favorite past time is jokes. he loves to tell jokes and he loves to hear jokes. how about that? this is ernest lucarelli, ft.
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myers, florida. one of my favorite towns. he is 100 years old today. his favorite pasttime, the reason he has lived to be 100, ballroom dancing. keeps you fit. we're down here in connecticut. we love being with you all in new york by way of television. now back to new york. >> all right, willard. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> more kenny coming up, right? >> he's going to stick around, chat a little more with us. we're excited about that. >> do you know who knew that? >> who? >> the long island medium. >> she's with
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and right now traffic is moving slowly on i-95 in bridesburg as they look to clean this up. >> we have a lot of activity at bridge street. lane restrictions both directions. traffic crawling both
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directions. the big delay is 95 at kauffman avenue. barely moving. avoid 95. if you want 95 south, the best bet is to enter from aramingo avenue. you can stick to the boulevard for another option. the northeast extension southbound past quaker town, an accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer, that happened hours ago. the right lane is still blocked in that area. after a cool start, things are warming up. get the first alert forecast with bill henley. >> couple spots dropped into the 30s this first day of autumn. but the numbers are climbing, including the pocono mountains. allentown, 57, and climbing in philadelphia. quick warmup with bright, sunny skies, less wind. high temperatures today climbing into the upper 60s, low 70s. we have new information about when a diverted us airways
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flight will land in philadelphia. officials at us airways tell us flight 751 will land at 3:47. it left from belgium this morning but diverted to london because of a medical emergency on board. the sick passenger was taken off the plane and the flight took off again for philadelphia. i am chris cato. another update in about 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather at now we go back to the "today" show. have a great tuesday.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's" take with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning, september 23rd, 2014, the first full day of fall and, boy, do we ring it in, in style, out on the plaza with mr. kenny chesney. he will be back to talk with us in a couple of minutes and do another song in our hour. he puts on a show and draws a crowd out there. >> big day for no shoes nation. >> it is. >> perfect weather for it. >> he did a concert about six, seven years ago down in nashville and gave me this great custom-made black hat. >> really? >> have you worn it? >> i wear it.
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sometimes i'm walking around and leyla goes, oh, god, dad's gone cowboy. >> go full chesney and cut off the sleeves on all your shirts, bare foot, guitar. >> not a good look. >> kids didn't want him in a cowboy hat, so imagine sleeveless. >> they would be happy if i was in a box in a closet never to -- just don't embarrass them. put me in an embarrassed free room. >> we had jackie evancho and her dad was standing there and she said i'm not embarrassed by my dad and al said you're not trying hard enough. >> if you don't embarrass your kids at least once a day you're not doing your job. big interview here this morning with matt, talking to paula deen more than a year out of the spotlight, she sat down with matt. she found herself in hot water, as you know, last year after a leaked deposition admitted her
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use of a racial slur 30 years ago or so. deen and her brother were sued by a restaurant manager over sexual harassment and racial discrimination. paula admitted under oath she had used the "n" word. all charges, by the way, in that lawsuit were dismissed. earlier, paula sat down with her two sons, jamie and bobby, and matt asked her about her appearance on "today" a year and a half ago. >> i didn't recognize that woman. that was a woman in trauma and, i would say, shock, trying to understand what had happened. a and, you know, the cold hard fact, matt, is i probably should not have been here. i probably should have been at home, maybe even under the care of a doctor. >> the interview she was talking about was in june of last year in the immediate -- the middle of it, not even the aftermath, when she came on to talk to matt
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and matt asked her what lessons she's learned through all of this. >> i've learned so much when i sit quietly with my own thoughts. the most powerful thing -- and i thought i knew it, because i've talked about it before, but it's the power of words. i don't care how old they are. words are so powerful. they can hurt. they can make people happy. my words hurt people. they disappointed people. and, frankly, i disappointed myself. and for that, i'm so sorry. i'm so sorry for the hurt that i caused people, because it went deep. it went deep. >> how do you think she did this morning? >> that was the last thing she
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said. i wanted to hear more about those lessons learned, i think. and there was a lot of talk about the new venture that she has. obviously, she's looking forward. and we are a country of second chances. she wants to get over the past and looking ahead and how to reinvent herself. so, i did feel, though, it was a little too much about i'm looking ahead and i don't want to look back at that person. that was a person i don't even relate to or identify with. and you want to really feel like, you know, that you know what she's lived through and the pain and the suffering she's been through and i would have liked to have heard more. that had to have been the hardest year of your life. how do you pick yourself up? >> she says -- and they have this new paula deen network. she's doing a documentary, they're doing a documentary that starts at 2012 and moves forward and goes through everything. >> seems too much like a business plan, though. >> well, look, everybody has to make their choice and, guess what, the consumer will decide. the people out there will decide. >> she said something i thought was so beautiful.
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words can hurt but they can also heal. she's saying she's sorry. >> right. >> she's apologizing. she's done everything, i think -- listen, if we're going to forgive people, at some point we have to not just say the words. we have to -- you give your pound of flesh. yes, there are some things that are unforgivable. you injure a child, i'm done. but in this case, yes, her words were terrible, as a person who has been called one of those words, it is very hurtful. i've had people tweet me and say that. but this woman got on tv today and she said she is sorry. she's heartfelt and she has to move on, businesswise. she has a business. that's what she does for a living. but at some point, we can't just say we are forgiving people and then you don't forgive, even when the word, the sin is so ugly as something like that. she has given her pound of flesh. >> it's a pretty tough standard to hold somebody accountable for a moment 30 years ago. >> forever. >> and hold her accountable. >> look at the person in the
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mirror. would you want to be forgiven? we've all done something that i think if we were put on, as the kids say, front street for the world to see, we would be so ashamed and we would say, i'm sorry. and you want the person on the other end of that to say, okay. you know what? let's move forward. >> and someone who was offended, someone who used to be a fan. they have a right to be upset, too. but at some point you move on. >> you move on. >> she'll stick around with kathie lee and hoda. >> by the way, i didn't know the kids said front street. >> when you out somebody for their behavior. when you go home today -- >> not doing that. >> when you say you embarrass me, say, leyla, why are you putting me on front street? >> no, i'm on side street. >> they'll say are you talking
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to tamron, or willie? >> there's nothing worse than an unhip person trying to sound -- it doesn't work. doesn't work. >> i'm hip to the scene. >> i'm hip to the scene? that's my point. >> nonparent parenting tip of the day, as a kid who got into a lot of things -- mom, i'm just putting it on front street. the best thing is when your parent already knows and they know what lol means and you don't say, what does lol mean? you want to know what's happening. >> you don't tell them you know. >> you go covert. you have to know somewhere. you're learning here. >> but i'm not going to use it. >> you're going to hold back, okay. >> he doesn't want to know. >> willie says you want to live in the dark. >> trust me. trust me. >> i love that. let's move on to some of the best video of the day. >> yes! >> shall we? >> you're going to laugh out loud, lol at this one, okay? check out what happened to the pee wee players, the mighty
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mites in upstate new york. they run through the banner. >> oh! >> that's not quite going as planned. >> keep coming, guys. someone has to stop. >> they're 6 and 7 years old. >> the guys in the back now are just -- >> that's what i love. >> just for fun. >> yeah. >> you have to start further away, right? you have to build up momentum. >> we started it too late. any time they run through, it's a big buildup. here we come. the first guy just runs into a wall. >> and i'm just jumping on top. >> they didn't really hold it like they should have stretched it out. they won the game, by the way, 24-0. >> have you ever done that? >> high school. oh, yeah, you charge through the banner. it's just paper. >> apparently -- i think matt said it was bounty, can't get through that. >> matt has a case of bounty now. our good buddy seth meyers celebrating 100th anniversary of
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late night with seth meyers. one of his producers notices he uses one phrase a little too much. >> that's great. that's great. well, that's great. that's great. that is so great. that's great. that's great. that's great. that's great. that's great. that's great. that's great. that's great. that's great. that's great. that's great. that's great. that's great. >> maybe you will just come by and we do it together. >> yeah, that's great. you know, we're going to do that. >> all right. i know we have overused phrases. >> are you kidding me? all the time. >> wow! >> that's terrific. >> amazing. >> spectacular! >> i like that one. >> why don't you tweet us -- >> oh, no. >> yeah. >> really? >> tweet us. >> we already know. >> #today'stake, the phrases we use too much. we'll look at it at 9:30. >> we already know. besides amazing and wow. >> we just want to hear about it. >> uh-oh. >> be mean. >> no! >> don't say that. >> #today's take, okay?
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we're on this. we're on it. all right. unfortunately, fires have been burning like crazy out west and they continue to burn, unfortunately. look at this. we've got fire watches, red flag warnings in effect. and, in fact, outside sacramento, got the king fire going, upwards of 88,000 acres burned, more than 5,200 firefighters are fighting this thing, only 18% contained. and the heat and the winds are not helping. the fire will continue going out there, unfortunately. for our friends in the southeast, a lot of wet weather. low pressure will be developing and moving up the coast, bringing heavy rain right off the carolina coast. one to two inches on the coast. and this pushes to the north by thursday. good morning. i am meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start this morning, but we will see sunshine on the first day of autumn. high temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s, much less wind
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than yesterday. not as cold tomorrow morning as clouds start to move in for your wednesday. that will lead to a good chance of rain thursday to keep things chilly. 68 degrees thursday afternoon. a warmup for friday. 78 degrees, and the first fall weekend will feel summer like with high temperatures in the low 80s and low humidity. have a great day. >> and through go. just looking to see -- adam, any -- >> wow, amazing. >> hash tag. >> wow, awesome. >> excellent. >> that's great. >> all right. in fact. a few more like that. wow. um like. totally. >> these could fit for anybody. >> i was going to say. >> i'm fine with that. i'm cool with that. country superstar who has had 25 number one hits and sold more than 30 million albums. kenny chesney just wrapped up a more than 30 million albums. kenny chesney just wrapped up a concert on the you can eat that on weight watchers?
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and we're back with country music superstar kenny chesney. eight entertainment of the year awards. >> you can see why the los angeles times calls him the people's superstar. a lot of those people out on the plaza this morning to watch him perform his number one song "american kids" from his new album "the big revival." thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> woke up and saw a nice piece on you in the paper. kenny chesney returns in a big way. i liked how you were talking about you could have gone the country route and turned out another album but you really took your time with this one. you wanted it to be bigger and better than ever? >> i did. more so than that, i wanted to take my audience to another place.
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i've been doing this a while. you get to your point in your career, in your life where you want to say something different and do things a little differently. i didn't want to repeat myself. but i wanted to push my audience at the same time without alienating them. i took my time. i didn't tour this summer. i didn't do anything other than making a record. i'm glad i did that. my life needed it. i needed it. it was fun. >> do you ever worry about your fans, wait a minute, what's kenny doing? >> i think i have this, you know, this problem with stillness. i've been moving for so long, constant motion since 1993. god, i can't believe that. but do you know what i mean? still, i crave -- i crave stillness in my life sometimes. but when i get it, i start to freak out. >> that's right because when is it going to end? >> yeah. >> so you say music is medicine. >> i believe so. >> that's interesting. what do you mean?
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>> for me, music has always been a big part of my life. and i think that it's human nature to let music do what it does to you, in your soul. and, you know, if i want to feel happy, music can make me feel happy. if i really want to feel sad, music can make me feel sad. >> that's true. >> if i just want to escape, music does that for me. i think that's the way it is for a lot of people and the way it was -- for me, music was a dream and music was a highway to go down. when i was in college and didn't really know what i wanted to do. so music was always there. and so, yes, it is medicine. it's a lot of other things, too, for me. >> you share a lot with the people who work with you. the team, the folks around you. you have the merch lottery? >> merch lottery. >> what is that? >> you go to a concert. you ever bought a t-shirt? >> yeah. >> so each night we get the merch sales from that night.
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as a way -- i haven't done this in a couple of years but we used to do it all the time. now that you've brought it up, i may -- >> now you have to do. >> putting you on front street. >> i have a lot of wonderful, free-spirited, hardworking people out there working for me, with me on the road. it takes a lot of energy and a lot of people being on the same page to go from city to city. >> yeah. >> as a way of appreciation, one night out of each month on the road, we put -- penny hager gave me a big sombrero in mexico. have you ever due names at christmastime? >> yeah. >> sure. >> we put everybody's name on the road, all the crew guys, video, audio, everybody. we put all those names in that big sombrero, i get everybody together and we do a little drum roll and i pull a name out. whoever's name i pull out gets all the merchandise money. >> wow! bam! >> i'm going on tour with kenny.
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>> before you leave, you gave al a hat once before. can i see my cowboy boots? >> look at you. >> how to rock western wear. >> you can do it. >> these are my favorite boots. how does al rock western wear and not have his kids laughing at him? >> don't do it, al. >> i don't know. >> swagger. >> he has the face. he could do anything he wanted. >> how does he get the country swagger? >> show me how to walk. >> you want to do the walk? >> i don't think it's like this, al. >> it's not like that? >> no. is it a shoulder walk? >> you just ruined it. >> he did not ruin it. >> yeah, thank you! >> remedial help. >> in our western wear segment coming up. >> all right, partner. >> thanks for having me. >> by the way -- >> selfie with al today. al did a selfie on his phone. i was so excited. >> so cool.
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can you check out al's selfie, too. kenny will be on to sing "beer in mexico." i have all the news you need before you walk out the door. >> two-step. >> go ahead. and don't forget, you won't believe what happens "long island medium" theresa compaapu. anyway, we'll have the whole thing coming up. >> you're thinking about your swagger. there she is. swagger. there she is. there some cash back cards only let you earn bonus cash back at a few places. then those categories change every few months! first coffee shops... then amusement parks. i am not amused. but the quicksilver card from capital one is going its own way. because quicksilver earns you unlimited 1.5% cash back on everything you buy, everywhere you buy it. ♪ don't follow the crowd. what's in your wallet? our diet ocean spray cranberry juice drink is made with real cranberries
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tylenol®. breaking news we have been following for you all morning long. the slow morning commute on i-95 in bridesburg because of an overturned trash truck that caused a mess for road crews and drivers that are still dealing with traffic trouble from that accident. first alert traffic jillian mele has been monitoring this all morning. what's the latest? >> it has been out there since 3:45 this morning and it is still out there. still have cleanup happening. as a result, lanes are restricted on 95 both direction near bridge street. you can see traffic is crawling along. delay 95 northbound, not as significant as the southbound delay. if you want to avoid it, go to
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get on southbound at aramingo or stick to the boulevard. heavy volume on the boulevard. still have an accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer on the northbound extension southbound of quakertown. let's turn to the chilly weather this morning with meteorologist bill henley. >> good morning, tracy. still a little breeze going. that's dry air working into the area, not as strong as yesterday. at the surface, seeing a quick warmup. 57 degrees already in philadelphia, while it is 57 in wildwood, 56 in wilmington. not a cloud in the sky. 70s this afternoon. an update on a fire that we have been following at a chester county farm. we checked with fire officials who tell us the fire is still not under control. bails of hay have been burning since 7:30 this morning. no one was hurt. for now, i am tracy
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davidson, back to the "today" show.
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welcome back to a beautiful tuesday morning in new york city. i'm willie along with, tamron's here. >> natalie and al. hey, guys. >> where are the co-hosts? what's going on here? theresa caputo? >> oh, they're grabbing a snack? it's snack time. >> they'll be here eventually. >> it's just the two of us. >> hopefully. we've been abandoned. >> just the two of us, we can make it, if we try. >> are you afraid we'll say too much? >> i'm stalling. based on the seth meyers clip that his producers put together, his overuse d phrase "that's great," they showed seth over 100 times saying "that's great." >> he uses it a lot.
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so we asked what are the words that we, lie, tamron, al, natalie, overuse. >> oh, look who is coming. >> three out of four. >> natalie's on her way. >> she's wearing heels. >> ready? al roker says "unfortunately" a lot. he just said it three times in his last weather report. >> ha, ha. >> ha, ha. >> what? i've never said that in my life. >> willie says golly. >> i never heard him say golly. >> from "happy days." >> i've never heard you say that. >> golly. >> golly? >> golly? >> julia says al says okay, moving on, a lot. >> yes, we do. >> we do say that. >> moving on. >> you keep us moving on. >> especially after -- >> after dark natalie shows up. moving on. >> what does natalie say? seriously? >> i do that.
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i do. >> tamron never says anything over. >> no. >> that's right. >> i keep it fresh. >> well, golly. >> do you know why? because she's on front street. >> no. this woman just tweeted me and said lie's rigwillie's right. >> golly gee. >> seriously? >> seriously. >> okay, moving on. let's get a look at the weather. it is fantastic. showers also and thunderstorms in the central plains. wet weather moves into the pacific northwest. for tomorrow we're looking at another nice day in the northeast. midatlantic states. seeing some showers making their way up along the coast. more wet weather moving into northern california and the pacific northwest. good morning. i am meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start this morning, but we will see sunshine on the first day of autumn. high temperatures in the upper
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60s and low 70s. much less wind than yesterday. not as cold tomorrow morning as clouds start to move in for your wednesday. that will lead to a good chance of rain thursday, to keep things chilly. 68 degrees thursday afternoon. then a warmup for friday. 78 degrees. and the first fall weekend will feel summer like with high temperatures in the low 80s and low humidity. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> her name is theresa caputo but she's known as the long island medium for her remarkable ability to giving readings to people who have lost loved one. >> we're going to chat with theresa in a moment. first we want to give you a look at what happened when she stopped by our production meeting monday. i'm amazed we actually have a production meeting. >> we do? >> and read some of our staffers. >> oh, my god, there's a lot of people in here! i'm theresa caputo. i talk to dead people. i invite you all just to sit
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back, relax, enjoy, embrace. but, most importantly, witness the most amazing and beautiful messages from spirit this is afternoon. and did you not get to say good-bye to your dad? did you just get the chills or like a goosebump? know that that was your father's soul. if you ever get the chills or goose bump for no reason, know that that is your father's soul. your mother also talked about a painting. did she like painting or was she an artist? do you have a piece of your art work displayed in your home? >> yes. >> she also talked about earrings. do you have her earrings? so knowing that she knows that you wear that and you always wear that. she goes, this, she'll never take off. do you understand the gardenias? perfect. >> where does the wedding come in? listen, i've got -- you guys are tough. you're all like -- >> my brother just got engaged next weekend and my girlfriend's
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been nagging me. so there's a couple possibilities there. >> wow! theresa caputo. >> won them over. >> author of the new book "you can't make this stuff up." good morning. >> good morning. >> how long have you known you've had this gift? >> well, it wasn't until i was in my late 20s that i started to understand my amazing and beautiful gift that i have. so i'm very blessed. >> ever since you were 4 years old, though, you said you could hear somebody talking to you, right? >> i would sense and feel things that other people didn't. and i thought that was normal. i thought everybody saw dead people or heard people speak to them and there was nobody in the room. >> are you able, theresa, to turn this off or do you walk in a room and start sensing spirit immediately? is it something you use as you want to use it? >> no. spirit is always present. i would say please give me the opportunity or if you push me enough to say something. >> you inspired your book, though -- as i understand it, a spirit came to you and this idea of this book and even the title
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"you can't make this stuff up." >>? >> the title says it all. i don't ask anyone to believe in a medium. i want my fans and readers now to know that they have the amazing ability to connect with their loved ones, to be open to the signs and symbols and i'm sharing the lessons that people have learned in having an experience, being reconnected with their loved one's soul. >> so it's a healing thing for you? >> tremendous healing. it's about faith, compassion, love, forgiveness. learning, really, how to embrace life. >> and it almost looks sitting here with you, if jennifer aniston was a medium -- do people come up to you and say you kind of remind them of jennifer aniston? >> no. >> no? >> people do say that. >> oh, my gosh, you do. >> she's gorgeous. she's beautiful. >> oh, my god! >> i knew that without even looking. >> even in the black sweater
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there. >> that's crazy. >> but your hair is your look. take that down and you're jennifer aniston. >> thank you. i take that as a compliment. thank you. >> how do they tap into this ability that you have? >> just be open. you know the little coincidences or the things that happen and you think of a loved one and you're like, that's crazy or i'm just wishful thinking? embrace those as little heroics from heaven. >> that's beautiful. >> theresa caputo, thank you. the book "you can't make this stuff up" comes out september 30th. "long island medium" airs sunday on tlc. >> i can't stop staring. i want a reading. we're going to get readings after the break. one of the hot trends that celebrities are rocking. theresa has her boots
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classic urban cowboy starring john travolta and the great debra winger? those two knew how to get country swagger going, and carrie underwood. there's carrie. reese witherspoon was photographed yesterday. and katherine and kimberly who tweeted me photos to show off their country spirit. so, how do we expand the trend and you get your southern girl style on? we've got juliana velasquez with "cheap chica's style." i normally don't like to splurge on trends. cowboy trend -- these boots, i've had for 13 years. these boots i've had for 15, i think about. and i just splurged on these. the reason why i splurged on these boots is because i do believe that your shoe size, for the most part, doesn't change
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and they have an invisible heel. >> you need to start small. do a great accessory. a whole table of shoes and accessories here. they're all from piper line. they start about $100. you can do an ankle one. they all need to have the this heel or do a great fringe bag. >> we plucked darlene and karen off the plaza. >> all i did hear was add a denim shirt, great necklaces and fabulous fringe bag from tj maxx. she's good to go. those robe coats you're seeing, $100 from urban outfitters. >> darlene, your handbag size does not change. one size fits all. you can give it to your daughter when they're raiding your closet or whomever you want. >> under $60 from tj maxx. >> i love the necklace.
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>> layered big chunky silver. ladies, you look beautiful. and, tara, what a birthday. you spent it on the "today" show. >> thank you. our other models here. >> phyllis, her entire look, every time is under $100, even this robe coat. i know you love a denim shirt. we did a denim tunic, faux leather pants and mini cowboy boot on her. >> i love that coat from zhara. what's a country girl without your lid? >> you need a lid. >> tell me about this one. >> this hat is from the salt hat so in right now, about a bolo tie on her sleeveless white shirt. very modern way to do an interpretation of the western trend. i paired it with a pump. you don't always have to wear heels. >> you don't want to look like you're in costume. liliana, thank you. send in your tweets, tell me how you rock it.
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and getting. one bite at a time. try quaker warm & crunchy granola for the crunchy side of oatmeal. quaker up. >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> country superstar kenny chesney has been throwing a party on our plaza this morning to celebrate the release of his new album, the big revival. >> singing his number one hit "beer in mexico," here once again is kenny chesney. ♪ starin' out into the wild blue yonder so many thoughts to sit and ponder about life and love and the lack
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of and this emptiness in my heart too old to be wild and free still too young to be over the hill still trying to grow up but who knows where to start ♪ i don't see anybody in new york city! ♪ sit right here and have another beer in mexico do my best to waste another day sit right here and have another beer in mexico let the warm air melt these blues away ♪ what do you say, everybody? ♪ sun comes up sun sinks down i've seen them both in this tourist town up for days in the rain
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just trying to search my soul for all the answers and the reasons why i'm at these crossroads in my life really don't know which way to go ♪ ♪ so i'll just sit right here and have another beer in mexico do my best to waste another day sit right here and have another beer in mexico let the warm air melt these blues away ♪ ♪ maybe i'll settle down
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and get married or stay single and stay free which road i'll travel it's still a mystery to me ♪ ♪ so i'll just sit right here and have another beer in mexico ♪ oh, you sound good! ♪ do my best to waste another day sit right here and have another beer in mexico let the warm air melt these blues away ♪ ♪ down here in mexico new york city, good to see you this morning!
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>> kenny chesney, thanks. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: today's take trending on twitter today. what have we got? these are things we say too much apparently. >> at the end of the day. >> next one? hoda? >> oh, sorry. >> by the way, they said you said during tuesday's trend, you said okay through the whole thing! you're not
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good morning. i am tracy davidson. has been more than six hours of traffic troubles on i-95, after a trash truck, tractor-trailer, overturned in bridesburg very early this morning. here is first alert traffic reporter jillian mele with an update. >> that tractor-trailer was cleared from the scene in ten minutes. katie zachary sent us an updated e-mail. unfortunately, one lane blocked
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both directions because of guardrail repair work. this is 95 soybean at cobb. this is crawling approaching kauffman to bridge street where the accident happened. on the northbound side, we have a delay, just not as bad as the southbound side. to avoid that portion of 95, get on 95 southbound at the aramingo avenue on ramp or go to the boulevard. delays on the boulevard and delays on the northeast extension for an accident that has been going on for hours by the quakertown interchange. >> got it. thanks. the sun is out but still chilly outside. let's get an update with bill henley. >> we will enjoy that sunshine all day long and less windy than yesterday. yesterday at this time we were watching white caps on the water. the view from cape may. this morning, bright blue sky, 57 degrees in wildwood. hiladelphia, 60 in wilmington. we will be in the low 70s later today. right now, ceremonies taking
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> we just want to point something out. >> yes. >> we don't know how we get on the air any day. >> we don't. >> especially on booze day, tuesday, september 23rd, first full day of fall and wouldn't you know, no card. we'll wing this. >> we're going to wing it. let's have a little sip. sometimes on certain days -- >> i don't drink. a fantastic show today. >> we have a great show. >> paula deen is here with her boys, bobby and jamie, they were on with matt earlier. they have a lot to say, they'll catch us up on this past year. >> i'm looking forward to
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hearing her and having her sit down with us. >> we always had a great time with them. many, many, many times. i'm hoping this is the beginning of a brand-new episode for them. >> a dark year and something new is happening. and you know who else is here? >> elvis durant is here. >> i love when he comes with his artists. >> and taylor kinney from "chicago fire." and andrew reynolds from broadway. he was so talented in everything he does. he's got to fill some very tall stilettos on broadway now. he's taking over for neil patrick harris. >> a lot of people know him from "girls." so get ready. okay, we have some news. and that is that kris jenner has officially filed for divorce. they have been separated, she and bruce have been separated for a while now, living in separate homes, right? >> about nine months i guess, yes. >> they decided it was time. no lawyers, they just decided they were going to split some stuff and go on their way. >> conscious uncoupling.
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>> yes. >> and you know what, obviously, it upset me very much when i first learned they were going to break up. but it is their marriage, their lives and they're two of the friendliest people i've ever seen for people getting divorced. >> right. >> they get along? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. they built, whatever they have, they built together. she told me about a month ago they had long since settled all of the money stuff. >> okay. just a matter of making it official. >> yeah. when you have that many children together, they'll be bonded together for the rest of their lives. >> i heard they were married for are 23 years, a long time. i guess i didn't realize. kylie is the only one under 18. >> yes, she's 17. kendall will turn 19 in november and kylie turned 17 in august. >> all right. >> all right, we wish them the best. i hate divorce. >> i do too. >> if you make the best out of
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it, they'll stay friends and don't make your children choose, that's the key. >> the voice, you guys, is back big time. >> i was sitting there and watching and i wondered, we have new judges, all right. we have pharrell and gwen stefani and adam and blake. they kicked it off. i wasn't sure what to expect from the new ones. there were a couple of breakouts. let's take a look at the very -- >> paula deen needs to hold it down over there. >> let's see the first four chair turn. take a look. ♪ when the moon and the sun goes down ♪ ♪ baby, please >> i know a thing or two about blue eyed soul. >> i know you do. >> you can ask justin. >> oh, my gosh. you can ask robin.
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>> i have no doubt that pharrell could probably make an amazing record on you and that's going to be awesome when he does it after you and i win this show. that's what we need to do first. >> i got to say one thing, i have say it, it is a learning curve with the show. blake and i had the advantage over the last few years. that's a unique skill set. >> can i say something for just a second? these two guys on the end, they're kind of calling it in at this point. >> what? >> they have been doing it so long, you know? >> we have been winning for so long. >> okay. >> so little tension, perhaps. >> here's what i think. pharrell was amazing. okay. people were clamoring to go to him, which was great. and gwen stefani, i'm crazy about, she has such a bubbly -- >> a lot of people don't know her personality and they love the person emerging. >> and blake is awesome. >> yes, he is. >> so are you dissing adam? >> a little bit.
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>> so he chose pharrell. >> yes, he did. >> and i think adam seems to be beating his chest a little, like this is my house. >> sexiest man on the planet or are something, just married the uber model. >> he's sitting on top of his chair, not in it. hoisted atop it. what he's doing -- >> he's got to be careful because pride comes before the fall. >> yes. >> betsy johnson knows that, god love her. we love betsy. she's like 72 years old. she's not like 72 years old. she's 72 years old, a fashion and jewelry designer, fantastic. always ends her runway shows with cartwheels and very limber. >> she always has lots of makeup on, big hair, crazy clothes, but she toned it down -- >> they did a make under. >> let's take a look. ♪ wanna from fun girls wanna have ♪ ♪ they just wanna girls just wanna have fun ♪
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>> i feel completely remade by tony. this is tony. i am tony's work. >> what did he say to you when he talked about doing you over a little bit? >> he said he loves me and wants me to feel on stage like i'm pretty and i never felt pretty. >> oh, my god. >> 72 and she said i never felt pretty. we love her. she's got such spunk. she's been with us before. and she's got a beautiful spirit. so -- >> and she does a signature split, a cartwheel and split, at 72, and she can still -- >> she brings it. the first week out, she had a malfunction with the boa or something. america saved her on that. wouldn't it be awesome if a 72-year-old goes on and wins it? >> i bet it could happen. i saw her at one of those breast cancer runs, and she said, what
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do you think? am i going to make it through the first week? i said you'll have people rallying for you. so, again, that make under looked great. you know this well. >> yes. >> kenny rogers and dolly parton, when they sing, they make beautiful music. and there is always some unde e undeniable connect between those two. they're big flirts. kenny has been flirting with dolly and dolly with kenny for over 30 years. he was asked if whether they had taken it further, at any point? he said their relationship never went beyond a massive flirtation because they didn't want to ruin a perfectly good friendship. >> yeah, yeah. i do believe that's true. because dolly would tell you otherwise. dolly doesn't keep secrets. she would say, yeah, i did. she would tell you. she wouldn't lie about it. >> don't you love that, though, when there is such a heavy, awesome flirt and i know you know what that feels like? >> on occasion. on occasion. >> feels awesome, though, doesn't it? >> you're married but not dead, you know? you can still feel a little
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flutter. >> you've known both of them for years? >> i have. love them dearly. when you're around the two of them, it is palpable. it is just -- but, boy, are they friends to one another. when you've been through that much together, you know, there is a bond. and you know, you have friends like that. they would be the first person i think the other one would call if they desperately needed someone. >> i love that song they sing together "you can't make old friends." ♪ you can't make old friends ♪ >> i love that song. >> i took a guitar lesson last night. >> alert the media. >> i'm number eight. you know what is easy, though, eagles songs because they have the same four or five chords. >> they're pretty intricate melodically. >> i don't know about that. i just go g, a. >> can you change chords that fast? >> i'm learning. >> i'm proud of you.
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>> that information was important. what else is in the program? >> i don't know. this is supposed to be amazing. this -- a few years ago a video of a man reunited with a lion he raised. there must be something about lions, because there is a new video of another lion remembering someone from her past. a reunion between a lioness and the man who raised her. the look at that. now lives at the wildlife project in botswana. >> he raised -- >> yeah, show that again. i couldn't see the lion jump up in his face. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, my god. >> look at this. isn't that amazing? >> oh, my gosh. >> i missed half of it, but it was deeply moving. >> that's amazing. >> okay, so, tomorrow -- >> what? >> i get to do my shine a light project. >> oh, hoda, this is really going to be amazing. we tease each other a lot, but hoda had an incredible idea. and you want to tell them about
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it? >> i wanted to do a music video that would make money for kids who have cancer. i was trying to think of anthemy songs and sarah bareilles' brave is an anthem for young kids the president is now about to speak. let's allow a moment for more l stations to join us. this is an nbc news special report. here is matt lauer. good morning, everyone. the president is about to speak at the white house before he heads to new york to address the u.n. general assembly. of course he'll be speaking about this first wave of air strikes inside syria targeting isis strongholds in that country. i'm joined by andrea mitchell here in new york. and i think the message we're going to be hearing from the president when he takes to that podium, andrea, we didn't do this alone. >> importantly, there were fave sunni arab countries along with them. i think this is not the coalition that jim baker and
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george bub 41 put together but this is significant. it was negotiated by john kerry over the course of many weeks. >> and you talked about the fact we don't know the direct involvement each of these countries had. some may just have allowed use of their airspace. but we will maybe learn more about that. the president, as you can see, is approaching the podium. let's hear what he has to say and he's going to jump on a helicopter and will make his way up here to new york for the u.n. i didn't realize it was quite such a walk to the podium. i thought he was a lot closer. but here is the president now. good morning, everybody. last night on my orders, america's armed forces began strikes against isil targets in syria. today the american people give thanks for the extraordinary service of our men and women in uniform including the pilots who flew these missions with the
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courage and professionalism that we've come to expect from the finest military that the world has ever known. earlier i outlined our strategy to confront the threat posed by the terrorist group known as isil. i made clear as part of this campaign the united states would take action against targets in both iraq and syria so that that's terrorists can't find safe haven any are wher america would act as part after broad coalition. that's what we've done. we were joined in this action by our friends and partners, saudi arabia, the united arab emirates, jordan, bahrain, and qatar. america's proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with these nations on behalf of our common security. the strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not america's fight alone. above all the people and governments of the middle east are rejecting isil and standing up for the peace and security that the people of the region
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and the world deserve. meanwhile, we will move forward with our plans supported by bipartisan ma jrjorities in congress to train and equip the seyrian opposition for the best counterweight to isil and the outside regime and more broadly over 40 nations offered to help in this comprehensive effort to confront the terrorist threat, to take out terrorist targets, to train and equip iraqi and syrian opposition fighters who are going up against isil on the ground, to cut off isil's financing, to counter its hateful ideology, and to stop the flow of fighters into and out of the region. last night we also took strikes to disrupt plotting against the united states and our allies by seasoned al qaeda operatives in syria who are known as the khorasan group. once again, it must be clear to anyone who would plot against america and tray to do americans harm that we will not tolerate
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safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people. i've spoken to leaders in congress, and i'm pleased there is bipartisan support for the actions we're taking. america is always stronger when we stand united. and that unity sends a powerful message to the world, we will do what's necessary to defend our country. over the next several days i will have the opportunity to meet with the prime minister of iraq and with with friends and allies at the united nations to continue to build support for the coalition that is confronting this serious threat to our peace and security. the overall effort will take time. there will be challenges ahead. but we're going to do what's necessary to take the fate to this terrorist group for the security of the country and the region and for the entire world. thanks. god bless our troops. god bless america. >> mr. president, are americans in -- >> president on the lawn of the white house addressing the american people before he heads to new york and the united nations talking about going back
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to the strategy he laid out just a couple of weeks ago for isis to degrade and then destroy that terror group. said he's now put together a broad coalition with five arab partners who stand shoulder to shoulder in this common strategy. and he talked about the khorasan group that you mentioned earlier, andrea, that is an al qaeda affiliate targeted last night. >> this was not just against isis. this was against the khorasan group and he said there was an imminent threat against the united states, against western interests and that's why they took action but also, of course, setting up the dialogue that will take place at the u.n. >> and reminding people the air strikes are just part of the strategy but to train the syrian opposition is another important aspect. >> which is going to take, we are told by martin dempsey, at least a year. >> obviously there are a lot of other people, a lot of other countries supporting that effort as well. five arab partners in these air strikes that took place overnight and, again, we are yet to find out how effective they
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have been in disrupting isis. we're going to have much more on plus a full wrap on "nbc nightly news" with br>> an with her sons bobby and jamie. good morning. great to see you guys. >> i love you girls so much. i would say i missed you all, but i haven't. >> you watch us. >> every morning. >> what is it like, you know, because there are people who the last time they have seen or heard from you was back just like when that piece was, a year ago, you were in the middle of all those allegations, what is it like to look back at those times? do you feel different now? >> i can't look at those tapes. i'm still the same person i've always been. i haven't changed. i have great compassion for every human being, and four legged -- anything that has a heart beat, i have great
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compassion. >> it is a hard time for all of us. >> it was hard. >> it would have been for anybody. you're blind sided by something like that. >> i was blind sided. >> how important was of love of these boys in your recovery from this thing? >> you know, kathie lee, i held them and i cried and i apologized because i wanted to give them wings. i wanted to build them up, and be able to say, go, go do it. >> we built a beautiful business together. >> yeah. >> that was probably the -- >> all the friends i had made out there. >> mm-hmm. >> you know, i had thought for years i just want to be there for them. you never know when you're looking down that little cube who's out there, who is having a hard time, and those people count on you. >> you know what's interesting, the whole racial discrimination lawsuit, and a lot of -- things get lost in the sauce, but the
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racial discrimination lawsuit ended up being dismissed. >> yes. >> never saw that anywhere. >> right. i guess that must have been part of the frustration at the end of this, right? because you wanted to say, did you see? >> that's the reality of the world we live in today. what is the lowest point for you guys? >> i think knowing that mom was heart broken and she felt like she had somehow disappointed us, but we have been through so many challenges, you know, and we have always been together as a family. nobody has an easy road. but it is your attitude and sticking together and, but you never know, because you face a challenge and it can put you in a position you never dreamed of and now we're doing our own network. we're doing our -- we're a hard working family and now we're doing it for ourselves. >> we want to talk about that too. when the sponsors dropped you, were you surprised, did you understand? what did that feel like? >> it was very painful, i didn't understand because a lot of these people i had been with 12, 10, 12 years. and we had relationships.
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and -- >> did they call and tell you or just do it? >> no, it was kind of announced on the news. >> that's cold. that is -- >> i got an alert on my phone is how -- i heard a lot of the news. that's only one piece of it. it is so hard to figure out. >> you find out who your friends are. >> quickly. >> you find out who they are and who they aren't. that has to be a great lesson. >> you learn all your lessons in a valley. it is hard to learn anything on top and everything is great and you go through a challenge, my mother lost her parents at a young age and, you know, she and my father were challenged in their relationship growing up, but now my two boys, you learn by example. sometimes what to do and what not to do. >> you have a new venture. >> hey. >> big new venture. >> so excited. >> yes, honey. nobody is sitting in an office, telling me how to make my sauce, honey. we're doing it ourselves. it is inactive. >> really? >> interactive. >> that's the future. >> interactive. i'm so excited.
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and did you all hear that i bought back everything i've ever -- every piece of work i've ever done -- >> from the food network. >> yes. >> give me my stuff back. >> yes. >> i bought the rights back. >> so you can air all that stuff on your digital channel? >> and new content. >> we're going to put two vintage shows on a week. >> working for a year on all these shows. >> we have been -- >> the work had to be a life saver for you too? >> we had to keep it secret. >> we had to keep it a secret. that was so hard. but i went from 100 miles an hour to zero. >> that didn't last long. >> i had a year. >> you've been working on the show. >> yes. i had been working behind the scenes all of that time. >> there's more. >> you're coming back to cook.
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let's have an update. >> we still have a lot of traffic troubles out there as a result. this happened on 95 at bridge street. we have lane restrictions in both directions. we have a lot of guardrail repair work that has ta go on. this is 95 southbound. you can see the delay is really heavy. add to the mix this disabled vehicle on 95 southbound taking out of right lane. it's creating a mess out there. this delay is going to continue to pass bridge street. to avoid that portion of 95, that's your best bet. you can stick to the boulevard. we have delayed there. we still have this accident on the southbound side of the northeast extension. you can take 309 as an alternate. the right lane is still blocked there. let's check the weather. bill henley has an update. >> it's no longer fall-like. it is now fall. for 12 hours now it has been fall. so far so good. a little chilly this morning.
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the temperatures are climbing with bright sunshine and less wind in the pocono mountains on the golf course. less wind for philadelphia, too. sunshine is warming up. into the 60s. a few scattered clouds at the airpo airport. i don't see it in the live pictures. not sure what they see there. 60 in wilmington. 61 in philadelphia. we now know when a diverted u.s. airways flight will land in philadelphia. officials say flight 751 will land at 3:47 this afternoon. it has been diverted because of a medical emergency.
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we're back with more of "today" on this brain teaser tuesday. before the break, we gave you this riddle to solve. >> how can you make seven even? we kind of gave it away because we were standing in front of the s. >> yes. the answer is pretty simple, just re move the s from the word seven. you get it. >> the reason some people don't get it right away is because seven is a number, and you don't automatically associate numbers with letters. >> can we get to a grammy award winning star of screen. >> andrew reynolds is here. now andrew is back on stage, he's got a very big platform, big shoes to fill, taking over neil patrick harris' role as is
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the star of "hedwig and the angry inch". >> only because he won the tony and everything. no big deal. >> what is the pressure? >> thank you so much for having me. >> can we start with "girls"? do you love lena dunham? >> i love lena dunham. we just finished our fourth season in august. i couldn't ask for a better work experience than that. she's the best. >> weren't you gone, for, like, a little crazy going from rehearsals for "hedwig" and finishing up "girls" and dong a movie with de niro and anne hathaway? >> yes. >> that's called on a roll, baby. >> want to make it as complicated as possible. i was very lucky to be asked to do a few things that all sort of happened at once. and but you say yes to everything and then cross your fingers that the timing works out. and luckily it all worked out. >> how do you do it? i know from kath, doing eight shows a week is grueling work. >> i had to train myself to sort
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of think like one day at a time. the movie is called "the intern", comes out next year. >> didn't she do "it's complicated". >> i love that movie. >> the movies are so real. >> really fantastic. i've been lucky in the past couple years to work with people, like nancy is a great example of a woman who writes' directs and produces her own material. lena does the same thing. >> you got to do it. >> you do. >> were you freaked out about stepping in ing intping into ne harris' shoes? >> yeah, it was very intimidating, but i love the show, the show was so -- the music is fantastic. and i think the story is really beautiful and it looks like such a crazy, obviously the pictures are sort of insane, but the story is really very simple, really sweet story about finding -- this idea of, like, finding your other half, if that's even a thing. does that exist? is that a thing? >> you've done it before, right?
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in germany or something. >> i wish. close to germany, austin, texas. >> okay, sorry. >> in austin. >> 6:00 in the morning when i'm coming in, austria looks like austin. i knew you've done it before. >> when i was on tour with the jersey boys, years ago, we met -- >> what? >> in tampa. >> do you remember? what happened? >> i'm talking about tampa. you were so wonderful. i was, you know, we would go to every city for like a month and do jersey boys. and we were doing like our press, you know, junket, like, wake up, tampa, or whatever the show is called. and the driver we said after i drop you guys off, i'm picking up kathie lee gifford. i said you tell kathie lee gifford andrew reynolds send his love and you called my bluff and you -- the stage manager came to my dressing room 15 minutes before the show and is like kathie lee gifford is here to see you. >> did you show up? >> you came and said hello to all of us. i have a picture.
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you were so nice. you were doing a show in the same complex. but i was, like -- >> what does that mean to you to watch her walk in? >> just be careful what you, you know -- me being some bratty guy. you were so -- you were so lovely. >> everything you've performed, you bring so much to each thing you do. he stars in "hedwig and the angry inch" through october 12th. get your tickets now and season four of "girls" next year on hbo. we're talking about taylor kinney. >> and billboard magazine predicted she helps define music in 2014. she looks like she's on her way. >> elvis durant's artist of the month,
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durant's artist of the month. he introduces us to the next big superstar of music. >> and this month his pick is singer, songwriter bebe rexha. a name you may not know yet, but you're gonna. >> she made her mark as a writer of the original version of eminem and rihanna's hit the song "monster," now out with her own debut single. it is called "i can't stop drinking about you". >> so far so good. she, bebe is going to take off to the moon. >> what was it about had her? the sound of her voice, her writing ability, what drew you to her? >> it is a full package. she's a new yorker, staten islander. >> has attitude. >> brooklyn, baby. >> come on, girl. >> she loves edm. she's friends with david guetta. but you hear her song today, which kathie lee said she wrote it originally. >> no, i said the lyrics.
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>> years ago with larry gatlin, nobody cared. we're anxious to hear your version. >> you want to do it? >> yes. >> bebe rexha. >> excellent. ♪ no one's gonna love you like i do ♪ ♪ no one's gonna care like i do ♪ ♪ i know you dream of her while you sleep next to me ♪ ♪ i can't stop drinking about you ♪ ♪ i can't stop drinking about you ♪
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♪ without you the same ♪ ♪ this makes everything b bett better ♪ ♪ whoa, i can't stop ♪ whoa, i can't stop drinking about you ♪ ♪ i can't stop drinking about you ♪ ♪ without it being the same ♪ ♪ no one's gonna love you like i do ♪ >> yeah. >> that's real different than larry. >> thank you so much. >> do you like performing or writing better? >> performing.
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>> she opened up for usher and bruno mars. >> good for you. >> thanks, elvis. >> it is family affair in the kitchen. paula deen and her boys are going to whip up a decadent dessert. >> and one of chicago's bravest, and also one of the finest. >> and one of chicago's bravest, and also one of the finest. >> we're oh, there's an energy crisis happening, alright. a human one. and it's time to fight it. quaker's good energy is just what you want. it's how we help keep go-getters like you, going, and getting. one bite at a time. make it with milk for a boost of protein. quaker up. it compares prices toatcher top stores in your area. if there's a lower advertised price, walmart will give you the difference on an e-gift card. oh! money!
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where there's smoke, there's fire. where there's smoking hot men, there's "chicago fire." >> last season ended with a bang, a building explodes and not everybody makes it out alive. >> we're not going to -- >> now it is just not the same for the lieutenant once he's back on the job. take a look. >> how are you doing? >> i'm good, thanks. >> you ready to be back at work? >> if i wasn't, i wouldn't be
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here. >> you do know there is grief counseling available? >> i'm good. >> 61, truck 81, squad 3. >> i'm on the line, i made it! >> you're living on a river called denial, aren't you? >> who cares, i'm alive. >> we won't give it away who didn't make it out. there is reason for your trauma there. >> not everybody does. we left season two, there is a big structure fire and some people don't make it out. >> so when you get the scripts right before, is that when you learn your fate as you're paging through and reading -- >> it is a bit ominous. >> it is scary. >> you don't know if you're going to be having to pack your bags and hit the hills. >> the unemployment line. >> yeah. >> this show has done so well on its own.
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there is also that spin-off "chicago pd," you make some appearances on that as well, right? >> we did crossovers. i know, you know, sophia bush, it is all one family, so you have -- there is relationships there where monica's character, dawson, is friends with john's character. and we try to make it as seamless as we can. >> everybody is just sleeping with everybody. >> kind of. i don't know if that's, like, the mo, but it kind of -- >> it just happens. >> it calls for great storytelling. >> when gaga is watching, you know she must be, and she sees you having one of those great romantic scenes with -- >> sophia bush or someone -- >> i'm sure she's mad. >> i try to stay really far away from the -- >> she does her share of flirting on stage, come on. >> actually, she has an album
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coming out today with tony bennett. >> it is everywhere. everywhere. >> he was just in brussels. she's touring right now and he was -- he was with her last night and they put on a show together. >> do you ever before i gaga home to the family for thanksgiving? >> sure. >> and is she decked out? >> no, she dresses as a turkey and then, you know, filling and stuff around and we have fun with that. >> a little kinky. >> it is always kinky. >> does your mom liker? >> loves her, yeah. >> you seem look a happy guy. >> i'm a happy camper. i don't have much to complain about. >> we're happy for you. "chicago fire". >> 10:00, 9:00 central. >> right here on nbc. >> how do you like them apples? >> bobby, jamie -- >> all of them in the kitchen. >> and an all american dessert.
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today's kitchen and you can't have paula deen here without doing a little southern cooking. >> since today is the first day of autumn, that means apples are ripe for the picking. so they're cooking up some pride apple pie. >> by the way, all of these -- your new show, the recipes, all things paula deen are going to be on this new digital network? >> everything plus more. >> where is that thing? where is the digital network. >> and where can you find it? hello. >> wow. >> paula deen, i know, i never heard -- >> never done tv, have you? paula deen network. >> paula deen network. >> is that so hard? >> she doesn't want to talk over anybody. >> what are you doing? >> two tablespoons of butter in a hot skillet and i've got some macintosh and granny smith. >> okay. >> and we're going to add to the
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apples half a cup of sugar, some lemon juice and little bit of cinnamon. feel free to help me. let me get the apples in first. >> paula, we're cooking over here. >> i know. >> paula doesn't have a rolling pin. >> that's all right. >> just smash it. >> look here. i'm just going to put lemon juice -- >> and cinnamon. >> he's cooking over here. >> he's cooking the apples. >> paula, you got to run it. >> listen here, then we're going to take our water. >> what's happening over here? >> let me tell you all about this network. it is interactive, we stream it 24/7. we will make your grocery list for you. we will transfer it to your phone when you go to the grocery store, it takes you to the aisles where you're shopping. and i don't know about y'all, but every time i go to the grocery store, if i don't have a list, i pick up so much more junk. so, if i have a list, i'll go
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right by that list. >> now fork it, just like that. >> it syncs device to device. you come back to it on your tablet later on, it will pick up right where you left off. >> that's cool. >> and you try it for two weeks, it is free, and -- >> let me tell y'all, girl, this network is smarter than any member in our family. >> is that right? >> collectively. >> collectively, honey. am i telling the truth, guys? >> the fact it is interactive is cool. >> we're excited for you. >> we're so excited. and you know we now own everything that we ever have done. >> right. >> you put that heat up. >> look here, y'all. >> find the recipe on >> is it over? >> in here. >> look how simple that was.
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>> hoda -- >> we are using -- we're using frozen puff pastry. you can use pie shells. you can use canned biscuits. >> yeah. >> and, hoda, look here, when you have your thing like this, you have to take your water on your fingers, is anybody listening -- >> yep, yep. >> i'm not worried about talking over anybody, i'm just talking. so, but, see, you have to wet that edge so it will stick. if you don't do that -- >> we're having eight conversations. what is this segment? i like it. >> what matters is these are delicious. >> like it? with some ice cream. >> jessica simpson is with us. she's cooking up something special for are her kids too. >> and have an awesome booze day tuesday, everyone. you know what tomorrow? wines day wednesday. >> i love it. >> of course you do.
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right now at 11:00, the u.s. is leading air strikes in syria against islamic state militants. the president smoke about the mission. one he said america did not do alone. good morning, i'm vai sikahema. the first wave was launched last night and involved cruise missiles as well as bombers and fighter jets. it's focusing on 20 targeted areas. on this map you can see the cities in syria and iraq where isis militants have taken over. christine maddela is monitoring the latest. she's live from the digital operation center. we just -- within the hour we heard from the president. what's he saying about this mission?