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people will need coats this weekend. the "today" show is up next. >> have a great day, everyone. thanks for joining us. what they
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have to say. let's start with our top story. president obama set to announce this morning he's going to keep a larger than expected force in afghanistan by the end of next year. nbc's pentagon correspondent has the latest on this. what's behind it? >> matt, the president's call to keep more american forces on the ground in afghanistan reflects the new reality there. the fact that the taliban and terrorist threat is once more on the rise. there are currently 9,800 american forces in afghanistan. the president wanted to cut that number to 1,000 by the end of next year. because of the increased threat from the cal btaliban, al qaeda even isis, the president agreed to keep 5,500 troops in afghanistan to work with the afghan military and, in fact, to conduct counter-terrorism missions. the fact here is that the afghan
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military was just not up to this fight alone. a fact that was driven dramatically home a few weeks ago when the taliban launched a deadly attack and seized the city of kunduz in noerther afghanistan. >> any new information on the deadly air strike against the doctors without borders hospital there? >> matt, we're told by military officials that the preliminary investigation has shown that american forces on the ground and in the air apparently failed to follow the strict rules of engagement. and that a conversation in the ac 130 gun ship, among the crew there, they expressed uncertainty as to whether the air strike was legal. but they launched the strike anyway, matt. >> that'll make headlines, as well. thank you very much. homeland security officials are trying to figure out why the computer system that checks airline passengers against the
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terror watch lists failed last night. it caused delays in some of the busiest airports in america and fears of hacking. pete williams is following this for us. good morning. >> good morning. federal officials say the system used to check passenger names against the terror watch list and other law enforcement databases was down for over an hour wednesday night because of a technical failure. it slowed down the process of checking passengers arriving in the u.s. on flights from overseas. officials from customs and border protection didn't stop the check-in lines, but they had to use paperless and other procedures, which took longer. officials say the computer system was down for about an hour and a half. when it came back up, lines at airports had grown considerably. passengers vented their frustrations on social media. the failure detected before 7:00 wednesday night was in a mainframe computer. the department of homeland security officials say there's
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no indication this was anything other than a technical problem. no sign, they say, of hacking. >> what a scare. pete williams, thank you very much. let's go to politics and the race for the white house. joe biden still not giving any sign as to whether he is going to run. donald trump is sharing his unique take on tuesday night of the democratic debate. we have two reports this morning. let's begin with the white house correspondent, kristen welker. >> supporters of vooice preside biden are waiting for a signal that he'll get in the race. if he was leaning to yes, there should be signs. instead, it seems to be business as usual for vice president biden. >> reporter: if vice president biden is going to run for president, he's not letting on. after skipping the first democratic debate, biden had a typical day at the white house. lunch with the president and a round table discussion where he ignored questions about his future plans.
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>> i thought they all did well. >> reporter: biden's silence, a contrast to hillary clinton, busy trying to capitalize on her dominant debate performance. is she hoping biden doesn't get in? >> i'm not hoping anything about that. i really respect and admire the vice president. he's been a friend and a colleague of mine for a long time. >> reporter: but clinton's campaign chairman told andrea mitchell it's now time for biden to decide. >> vice president biden wants to enter and compete for the presidency, then it's time he make that decision. >> reporter: sources close to the vice president say a decision is likely coming soon and the debate might not be the deciding factor, but rather whether biden thinks he can win. even republican insiders agree on that. >> there has to be a consensus within the democratic party she can't win a general election in order for biden to enter the race comfortably. that doesn't exist today. >> reporter: still, some of biden's supporters aren't giving up. >> i'm very confident if he
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decides to get in, there would not only be the money and staff needed, but he could compete in the early states. >> biden will likely announce his decision within a week to ten days. he has another typical day at the white house, while clinton will be courting latino voters in san antonio. >> there was some thought that because of perceived weakness in hillary clinton's campaign, some democrats might beg joe biden to get into the race. after the debate, is there a possibility that if he does decide to jump in, he could face backlash? >> look, matt, he could face some initial backlash. the reality is you have a lot of democrats saying the more competitive the primary race is, the better. ultimately, it could make secretary clinton a stronger general election candidate if biden were to get into the race. she'd have a tougher fight to get to the finish line. again, i think the broader sense, matt, among all democrats is it's time for him to decide,
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even amongst his supporters. >> thank you. kristen welker at the white house. >> is the republican front runner changing his tactics and tone in taking on his rivals? katie, good morning. >> good morning. the gop front runner is still ahead, but with ben carson creeping in, signs he might be changing his tone, as his daughter speaks out about the campaign for the first time. >> reporter: donald trump rallying supporters in richmond, virginia, wednesday night, dissecting hillary clinton and bernie sanders' performance in the first democratic debate. >> the poor woman, she's got to give everything away because this maniac standing on her right is giving everything away. so she's following. >> reporter: trump the boasting big leads in the primary states of south carolina and nevada. but a new poll of republicans nationwide shows ben carson closing the gap. >> why do you think he's doing so well? >> i don't know.
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he's a nice person. i don't really know why he's doing well. i mean, i will bring america to a new level. ben is, you know, it's not his thing, but he certainly seems to be resonating. >> reporter: for a candidate not known for second guessing himself, the billionaire does admit -- >> i think i could be, perhaps, a little bit -- i can watch my words a little bit. maybe will a little more politically correct. >> reporter: at a fortune magazine forum, trump's daughter says his candor is a good thing. >> he is really changing the dialogue, and he's really d disrupting the process in a powerful way. i'm proud of him. >> reporter: she seemed to echo her father as the campaign tried to get female voters. >> he'd be amazing for women in the country. i'll leave policy to him, but i can speak from my vantage point as a child and also from my vantage point as a colleague and somebody who works for him.
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>> reporter: all this as trump prepares for his second stint hosting "saturday night live" in three weeks. >> ready for "snl"? >> it'll be great. >> any impressions? what about jeb? do you have an impression of him? >> no. well, i don't want to be wise. i was going to fall asleep on the chair, but i didn't want to do that. >> you can see he's very much still donald trump. what's fascinating about this latest sit down was how measured he was, especially with ben carson. carson has been the nice guy in the race and he can't attack him or insult him. how he's going to handle him creeping up in the polls will be interesting. he is leading by so much in the early states, and that's what matters right now. >> we've also been saying his daughter is a real asset to him. she's an impressive young lady. >> we ask when we'll see her on the trail and they say soon. as you sigh, and they see, as well, she's an impressive woman. >> absolutely. thank you so much. by the way, donald trump will be our guest for a town hall
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meeting with new hampshire voters october 26th on "today." good morning to natalie for the latest ton the crisis in middle east. >> israel is on high alert following more deadly violence on wednesday. bill is in jerusalem. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. hours after i talked to you all here yesterday, a palestinian man was shot dead right there after trying to stab israeli police. two hours later, another similar killing. the fear is that these attacks are growing more and more frequent and a warning to you all, some people may find some of these pictures rather disturbing. >> reporter: a palestinian prepares to be searched when, suddenly, another in combat clothes sprints past our camera and is shot down in gunfire.
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he was 19, a knife in his hand. the police say this man posed a deadly threat, running with a knife at a security guard, who was escorting a family. in your view, there was no doubt, he was intending to kill. >> no doubt. he tried to stab the police officer. >> reporter: for some palestinians, he's a hero. they glorify the stabbing attacks on social media. the #intifada, or uprising of knives, tweeted more than 11,000 times in five days. israel is condemning videos it claims teach palestinians how to stab. video games featuring attacks, labeling them incitement to murder. >> it's a brainwashing campaign, which is being carried out by extremists. >> reporter: more roadblocks, more police, more searches. the police are blocking whole neighborhoods, but this alone won't stop the stabbings, and it won't block palestinians online from raging against israel and calling for more attacks.
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there's no sign of the viral videos or the violence fading soon. >> well, this area and many like it in jerusalem swamped with police, they're hoping to smother the violence with sheer numbers. most of the violence carried out by so-called lone wolves. often young people with no affiliations to terrorist groups. much like we've seen in the united states. the fear is this violence is gaining a momentum of its own. natalie? >> it sure is. thank you, bill. fantasy sports websites that advertise cash prizes are the subject of an fbi investigation. it came after the use of insider information was questioned by employees. draft kings and fan duel acknowledged people play and win money on the sites. comcast, a company of nbc
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universal, has invested in fan duel. a camera captured a crash on a freeway wednesday, east of oss angeles. the truck swerves and hits a car. the truck then flies over the embankment and landed in a car dealership. one witness thinks that road rage perhaps was to blame. the drive of the truck was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. now to baseball play offaction and the blue jays moving on to the american league championship series after one of the wildest innings in playoff baseball history. blue jays taking on the texas rangers. let's start at the top of the seventh inning. game tied at two. martin tries to throw the ball back to the pitcher, but it hits the bat of shin-soo choo. another player comes in to score and it gives texas the lead. there was confusion over the rules and the game was delayed
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while the umpires sorted it out. angry fans threw beer cans on the field. back to the action. bottom of the seventh, the rangers made three straight errors, loading the bases. eventually, that led to this. b the home run shot. the blue jays taking a 6-3 lead, and they hold on for the win. kansas city royals advancing to the alcs by beating the astros, 7-2. exciting stuff. >> the ball hit the bat of who? >> shin-soo choo. >> very impressive. >> thank you. time for a check of the weather. we find al in new orleans this morning. good morning. >> hey, guys. good morning. we're at one of the great spots in this country, the national world war ii museum. i was here last night to honor african-american veterans who finally got their medals of honor from world war ii. we'll tell you more about it in
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a bit. let me also tell you about big changes coming in the weather. it is going to feel a lot more not just like fall, but winter, as well. record-setting heat through the southwest into the gulf coast. but the jet stream dips down, a big dip. look at these temperatures that will be coming into the great lakes and as far south as atlanta. charleston, 41. 32 in buffalo. since natali cincinnati, 32 degrees. sunday for the highs, temperatures will be in the 60s, 50s and 40. guess what's coming late saturday night on into sunday? yes, we are expecting a mixed bag of frozen precipitation from pennsylvania all the way into new england. snow, freezing rain and sleet. some parts of northern new england getting anywhere from one to three inches of snow from upstate new york to northern new england. that's what's going on. we're going to get to your we thought we'd be ready.
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>> and that's your latest weather. guys, i know you always thanked me for the weather, but don't thank me. i already have my tank. >> wow. >> al. >> traveled to new orleans for that one. >> i did, but it was worth the trip. if you are starting to think about your holiday shopping already, you might want to hold off for a moment. this is a contradiction to what we told you yesterday. a price war could be on the horizon between the nation's biggest retailers and internet come ppetit competitors. walmart learning it's a jungle out there. tom costello has more. >> walmart feeling the heat and paying the price with the stock taking a dive on wall street. it just announced it expected disappointing earnings this year and next. one reason, the jungle, the giant on the internet named amazon. >> reporter: attention walmart shoppers, only six weeks till black friday and, this year, look for more sales, more
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cut-rate pricing and dealing as amazon and walmart face off. for walmart, the stakes are high. on wednesday, the company paid the price for surprising wall street with bad earnings forecasts through 2018. in one day, the stock lost 10%. for the year so far, down 29%. >> surprised? shocked? the decline for the largest retailer in the world's stock was stunning to me. >> reporter: on cnbc late wednesday, walmart's ceo blamed part of the problem on a pay raise the company announced earlier this year. >> so you know in february, we announced a two-step wage increase. we moved the minimum start rate to $9 this year and $10 next year. >> reporter: make no mistake, the internet is a huge threat, as more customers shop online, avoiding lines and traffic jams.
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with 5,000 stores, walmart used to be the country's biggest retailer. not anymore. today, it's now as holiday shopping prepares to kick off, the competition could mean customers will be the biggest winners, with the biggest retailers online and on main street expected to slash prices. >> not only is walmart competing with amazon to get that online customer, they're also competing with amazon to get that customer that wants the lowest price overall, every day, 365 days a year. >> millennial shoppers are expected to spend $200 billion by 2017 on their mobile devices and online. that could mean some big names, retailers, won't survive. that is why walmart is investing in their technology to compete online. also, look for big upgrades in their stores in your neighborhood. more paint, cleaning up the whole thing. they're trying to go higher end.
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back to you. >> tom costello, interesting story. >> it really is. >> sign of the times. coming up, former nba and reality show star lamar odom fighting for his life this morning after being discovered unconscious inside a nevada brothel. the desperate 911 calls made in the moments after he was found. plus, a "today" exclusive. she's been ridiculed in the media, called the worst aunt ever, because she sued her nephew over a broken wrist. what is the real story? today, we are going to hear from them both, live. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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everything you've got. tylenol® >> good morning. let's get right to your first forecast with meteorologist bill henley with a cool start. >> it's a little killier, we have a few scattered clouds in the area. they're on the move. they'll be clearing out, sunshine into the 60s. right now in philadelphia 53 degrees, 48 in trenton, 48 in wilmington the temperatures in the 40s and 50s will warm into the middle to upper 50s. that's typical fall weather. 60s today, turns colder over the weekend. >> all right. as you are heading out the door, let's get a check on traffic from jessica boyington.
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>> the first closure in center city. first you want to highlight on accident scene on 42. so approaching the screen right here, cars almost at a stand still an accident up ahead, a 12 minute drive time to the walt whitman bridge, typically a five-minute trip. speeds doubled there, lowered there, actually. as for that street bridge repair traffic is diverted on to front. police are investigating a pair of armed robberies near the temple university campus in philadelphia. one student was robbed as he walked into a takeout strent at 10th and susquehanna streets around midnight. around 3:15 this morning, another temple student was outside his home when he was robbed as well. i'm lauren mays, we'll be back with another update.
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it is now 7:30. it's a thursday morning. 15th day of october, 2015. nice crowd, lots of signs out on the plaza this morning. the weather has cooled down considerably over the last couple of days. going to get even colder over the weekend but i'm not going to steal al's job. let's talk about the stories making headlines. an about face by president obama. he is announcing the u.s. is keeping five times as many troops as planned in afghanistan beyond 2016. a travel nightmare last night for flyers coming from the country. the computer system used to check passengers against the terror watch list went down. this is a computer glitch, not a hacking, officials say.
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no word from vice president biden whether he is going to run for president, despite some pressure from hillary clinton's camp. coming up, she was made out to be a nightmare. the new york city woman who sued her young nephew for hugging him too hard and breaking his wrist. why is he says she's the best aunt ever? they want to set the record straight once and for all. let's start this half hour with former nba and tv reality star lamar odom. he's clinging to life after discovered unconscious at a nevada brothel. jacob rascon is outside of odom's hospital. >> sources close to odom say doctors are treating him for a drug overdose. family and friends are hoping and praying for any sign of improvement which, so far, does not seem to have come.
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>> he's like, almost not breathing. >> reporter: when lamar odom was found unresponsive at the brothel, employees called 911 in a panic. >> they need to hurry please because he has blood coming out of his nose. white stuff coming out of his mouth and he won't wake up. >> reporter: when odom was inlive thi inside this vip room, he was found unresponsive. odom's condition hasn't improved. he suffered brain damage and at least one stroke, is in a coma hooked up to a ventilator and doctors found various drugs in his system. inside the sunrise medical center, odom is surrounded by those closest to him, including estranged wife khloe and other family members. kobe bryant is said to have left
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his game early to be with odom and stayed since. other friends and acquaintances stopped by, including the reverend jesse jackson. >> two or three school friends. the doctor finished the p procedure today. >> reporter: drugs seem to be a factor. >> during the recall, the reporting parties informed the sheriff's office dispatch that the male had been using cocaine. >> moving forward, doctors can't know the extent of any brain damage until he wakes up, if he does. the sheriff, meanwhile, is conducting her own investigation, serving a search warrant at the brothel and her own toxicology report. the results of which may take a couple of weeks. guys, back to you. >> jacob rascon in nevada. thanks very much. let's check in with al. he's in new orleans this
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morning. good morning again. >> guys, thanks so much. at the national world war ii museum. we have big changes coming in the weather. especially in southern california. there's a big upper level low that's going to start moving on shore. you can see the showers, even heavier thunderstorms now firing up. this is going to start to spread further to the east as we get on into the next 24 to 48 hours. heavier showers and thunderstorms firing up. we're looking for a flood threat this afternoon. weak steering flow. the thunderstorms are going to be slow moving. rainfall amounts, we're talking somewhere from one to two inches of rain. some areas could be looking at up to three inches of rain before it's all over. we're going to be watching all of this. friday, it's going to be in east central arizona as it moves >> good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley, a chilly start. we got sunshine on the way, nice
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and comfortable. low humidity, afternoon temperatures will be in the 60s. typical fall weather. tomorrow a little chillier in the morning, 49 degrees, up to 68 in the afternoon, there is a slight chance of a shower on friday. a pretty good chance we'll get much colder air over the weekend. saturday 57. look at sunday morning, down to 36 degrees, colder come monday morning down to 33. have a great day. >> >> guys, there's history all around us here. we're going to be heading up there to take a look, a closer look, at some of the great aircraft that's here in this museum. back to you. >> cool. >> i've never been to that museum. that's cool. coming up in trending, is the tesla next to you going to be driving itself this morning? a huge update overnight to tell you about. and up next, the woman demonized as the worst aunt ever for suing her young nephew over a broken wrist is speaking out here. is there another side to this story?
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first, the look back at the fire storm. on twitter, she's been dubbed the worst aunt ever. new york tabloids crowned her the antichrist. jennifer connell garnered headlines when the world found out she was suing her nephew for hugging her too hard. the jury took 25 minutes to rule against connell's lawsuit, but she was mocked for longer than that. >> it's an outrage, a shame, a disgrace. >> she told the court, i was at a party and it was difficult to hold my hors d'oeuvre plate. the horrible. >> one can assume she'll be using her good hand to wave good-bye to that family relationship. >> we weighed in on the story. >> it looks terrible. >> not her best day. >> no. >> suing four years later. >> that's the only thing. >> awful. >> connell says the case was the only feasible way to have homeowners insurance cover her medical bills. jennifer connell and sean tarala
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are here this morning. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> what a 24 hours it has been for both of you. as we said, we were hard on you on this show, as well. why did you want to come on and speak? what did you want people to understand? >> that we love each other very much, and that this was simply a case of formality with an insurance claim. >> sean, i know you adore your aunt. it was important for you to be here today. what did you want to say? >> she would never do anything to hurt the family or myself. and she loves us. >> what's it been like, jennifer? you saw that. i know you've seen the headlines and i'm sure friends have been calling. to suddenly be in the center of something that was so tough on me. >> it was a complete shock to me. it was amazing how, you know, i walked into court that morning
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and walked out all over social media. it just spun and spun, and i suddenly was getting calls, don't look at the internet. don't turn on the television. it was sort of heartbreaking and really painful but, also, like walking into a film of someone else's life. i hadn't been briefed. i've been in shock since that happened. >> did you see it, sean, some of this stuff? how did you feel about it? >> i felt like everybody was saying stuff that they didn't kn know, and they didn't -- just saying stuff they didn't know. >> help people understand, jennifer. i mean, i'm sure you'd be the first to admit that when you hear about someone suing their own nephew because he hugged you too hard, you know, people are going to think, well, that sounds terrible. what was this all about?
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>> i have to tell you that it sounded terrible to me from the very beginning. you know, i said at the start of this, i don't understand why -- you know, i would never want to sue sean, but i'm no legal expert, but as i understand it, in connecticut, it's not possible to name an insurance company in a suit of a homeowners insurance case. an individual has to be named. in this case, because sean and i had this fall together, i was informed that we had -- sean had to be named. i was never comfortable with that. but it was explained to me that it's just a technicality. or just sort of the way the language had to be used, or the way the case had to be framed. >> you have a stack of medical bills, and you were looking for the homeowners insurance policy to pay for it. it sounds like you had to say, okay, there was negligence at the home and that triggered the
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homeowners policy. is that the way you understood it? >> that's how i understood it, yes. >> now looking at at everything that's happened, not only what you've gone through and how people perceived this case, but also the fact that this jury heard the case and came back 25 minutes later and did not award you the damages you sought, do you have any regrets about it? do you feel like, hey, maybe i didn't get good legal advice? how do you feel about this experience? >> i'm still in shock, but it's not been a pleasant experience since the beginning, of course. i am just confused. you know, i just feel like, perhaps, it's the way the legal system is set up, so that the insurance companies aren't necessarily in the spotlight for stepping up and taking responsibility for handling
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claims on properties. >> sean, what do you want people to know about your aunt? >> that i love her and she loves me. >> well, it's good to have both of you here. i think it's a good lesson for everybody, that you think you know a story, but you never know what's really going on behind it. we appreciate both of you for being here. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> jennifer connell and sean tarala, thank you so much. coming up, a former waiter reveals the most annoying things we do when we're eating out. that's in trendi
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. >> good morning. i'm lauren maw kvm we have cool weather out there. let's get your first alert forecast from bill henley. >> unfortunately we have sunshine, it's a typical fall morning. mostly clear skies, that's a live view, so temperatures are in the low 40s. 41 degrees for mount pocono, 53 in philadelphia. we'll see the temperatures and sunshine warming to the low 60s by lunch times, 64 by 3:00 this afternoon. >> 7:56. jessica is checking on an accident for us this morning. what are you finding? >> we're on 2309 right now aroud the pa turnpike, causing delays there if you are on is cull
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kill, drive times in the red so you are seeing 40 minute delays from the vine to the blue route watching for a disabled vehicle on the eastbound side. >> today the man accused of six counts of murder in a building collapse will be back on the witness stand. yesterday griffin campbell told the injury he had no formal training and was told what to do by the demolition architect. campbell claims he demolished two row homes. he told the jury there were no discussion about job site safety we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. you can also get the latest news and weather, visit the nbc 10 app. now back to the "today show." have a great day. .
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>> throwback thursday. >> throwback thursday. >> where did the hashtag that's everywhere get its start in? >> it was a happy accident. it started as simple as putting two words together and now is a phenomen phenomenon. >> we go back in time to uncover the origins of the trend. fresh off his world tour with taylor swift, vance joy stops by studio 1a today, thursday, october 15th, 2015.
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♪ i love when you're singing that song ♪ >> nyc! >> celebrating my 21st in new york city. >> celebrating my 60th birthday. >> shoutout to everybody in georgia. >> we love the "today" show. >> good morning! >> go! ♪ starlight >> good to see you. good morning. welcome back to "today." it is 8:00. it's thursday, october 15th. tamron, you have done a great thing today. >> thank you. >> you have picked a throwback thursday song, i think, everyone in america can get behind. "lucky star" by madonna. >> this is one of my favorites.
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>> that's not what you said. >> complete the following sentence. you may be my lucky star because. >> because -- ♪ shine on me >> wherever you are. >> thank you. >> it's not motown sor you don' approve. >> i'm broader than that. speaking of throwbacks. does this young lady look familiar? what's your name? >> christina. >> show me that picture. >> are we sorority pisisters? no way! >> who is that? >> christina. i was like, wait a minute. hi, honey. >> hey. >> come on in. >> the year was 1990. >> so sweet. >> that's really nice. what a great picture. >> look at us. >> what was her nickname? >> mine? i didn't have a nickname. >> savannah. >> boring. >> i was not boring. >> not boring at all.
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>> i show up to the frat parties with a six pack of beer in my hand. >> what's the sign? >> halo. >> don't give the secret handshake. >> by the way, the halo disappeared a long time ago. with the weather outside getting colder, it's a perfect time for comfort food. katie lee is here to show us how to make a special chicken noodle soup. >> first, a look at the morning's top stories. good morning. president obama is announcing today he will keep more u.s. troops in afghanistan than originally expected. there are currently almost 10,000 american troops in afghanistan. the president had hoped to cut that number to just 1,000 by the end of next year, but now, officials say more than 5,000 americans will remain as the threat from the taliban, isis and other militant groups escalate. homeland security officials believe it was a computer glitch
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and not hackers that brought down the system used to check air travelers names against terror watch lists. the system was down for about an hour and a half wednesday night. customs and border protection officers had to use paperless and other methods to screen passengers arriving from overseas. that resulted in longer lines at some airports. three oklahoma firefighters are recovering from injuries they suffered in an explosion caught on camera. they were trying to put out a fire at an asphalt company near tulsa. that's when a tank exploded and sent debris flying. one worker suffered minor burns. the woman blasted in the media as the worst aunt ever for suing her nephew said an insurance law technicality forced her to name the boy in her legal action. jennifer connell sued her 12-year-old nephew for accidentally knocking her down with a hug at his 8th birthday party and breaking her wrist. she lost the suit this week. in an exclusive interview earlier here on "today," connell
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told savannah about the painful media backlash. >> it was heartbreaking and really painful, but also like walking into a film of someone else's life and i hadn't been briefed. i've been in shock since that happened. >> connell's nephew sean appeared with her this morning and told savannah he loved his aunt very much. it's not unusual to see a bear wandering around in montana, but it's not every day you see one taking a casual stroll down the hallway of a high school. this happened at boseman. looks like the halls were cleared. eventually, a police officer ushered the bear away. >> it was going to a cub scout meeting. >> oh, my gosh. >> sorry, are you al roker? >> he's not here. >> or our camera man. bad jokes. >> thank you so much, natalie. if you panic when you're at a restaurant and the bill comes and it's time to figure out the tip, you may be in luck. a big name in the restaurant industry is saying no more tips.
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>> could this actually end up costing you, the customer, more? msnbc's food correspondent and a well restaurateur himself, tom colicchio is here with more. good morning. >> good morning. on wednesday, danny is doing away with tipping at his restaurant. >> reporter: when the check arrives, the great tipping debate begins. 15%, 20%, 25%. now the restaurateur danny my eye eyer, is putting an end to the guessing game. in a letter wednesday, he says you will no longer find a tip line on your check, and there will be no need to leave additional cash at the table, the coat check, or the bar. >> this is really big news because it's danny meyer, who has this big presence in the restaurant industry. >> reporter: why is he making
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this move? to compensate all employees equitable and professionally. this includes not just waiters and waitresses, but cooks, reservationists and dishwashers. for customers, they could be paying more. >> to make this work, danny has to raise menu prices. he's saying in some cases, it'll be 20% to 30%. if it's on the 30% side, consumers will be paying 10% more than they're used to. >> reporter: reaction has been mixed. >> it's a service-based industry, and your compensation should reflect the level of service you're providing. >> i guess it would take time to see how it works, try it out. i don't see it working in the long run. >> reporter: the model isn't the first of its kind, but it could inspire other restaurateurs to do away with tips. >> i think it could be the tip of the iceberg. restaurateurs will watch this closely and if it's a success, they follow suit. if not, he can take the risk and they can continue doing what they're doing. >> are the waiters and
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waitresses going to get a flat salary or still get a percentage of what the total check is for each table? >> in danny's restrestaurants, s going to give them a percentage of revenue. i started doing this a month ago in my restaurant, crack, only for lunch. i'm giving a straight salary. we are looking at a revenue share model. it'll be different from what danny is doing now. >> what do servers think? >> right now, the servers are okay with it, for now. their concern is dinner and -- it's a big shift for dinner. they're a little nervous about it. >> people are still adding cash at the end of the meal sometimes, right? >> just about every table is adding a bit of cash. we took the line for the credit card tip-off, but people are leaving cash. >> if you get extraordinary service from a waiter or waitress, if you have a lot of kids or big group, you can still reward that server. >> absolutely. there's been studies done where the level of tip has little to do with service. it's more to do with your
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accent, color of your skin, gender. little with service. my feeling is, why leave it up to someone who may be disgruntled were whatever reason to provide a salary for your employees. >> people don't want to pay that much extra on their bill. i mean, ultimately, that's what happens. it's on the customer's bill. >> yes. if you're tipping 18% or 20% and the bill is 20% more, it's a wash. i think that because of companies like uber, the success of uber, this will make it easi easier. i love i can get in a car and not worry about a tip. >> true. >> sorry savannah begged for a reservation to your restaurant. wanted to know what you think about tipping when you eat. tamron is in the orange room. >> here we go. we posed the question to our viewers on the results right now, 67% say yes, restaurants should abolish tipping and may servers more. 33% weigh in at no. keep it coming at >> tamron, thanks very much. watch the monitor here. i want you to see the monitor.
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why people who are eating in this restaurant really got fresh fish. we'll show you more of this. you don't believe it. >> that did not happen at tom's restaurant. dolly parton opens up about rumors she has health problems. how did throwback thursday start? we'll travel back in time to find that answer when we bring you these messages. mmmm mmmmm mmmm (laughter) mmmm, mmm, mmm mmmm, mmm mmm, mmm! mmmm, mmmm woo! mmm! milk, fruit, cultures mmmm, yoplait
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customers tend to do in a restaurant. when you're eating out, do not make out at the table. okay? waiters hate that. it's awkward and uncomfortable. >> you've done it. >> don't say you hated the meal, especially if your plate is clean. >> yeah, it's over. >> oh, i didn't like it. >> don't fight over the check. >> guilty. >> we all do that. >> we go out and do you slit pl it? >> my sister was like, i'm paying. >> the waiter is like, can i have the credit card? >> i have a friend who sneaks in first and gives the credit card as a sneak attack. >> my sister gave the credit card, but i saw it and went around and said -- and made him give me the credit card and i gave mine. >> they're stuck in the middle. >> savannah went in to get the credit card and tumble weed came
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out of the wallet. >> it's the pretend. should i? oh, you're going to get it? >> we've all done that, too. >> don't stay longer than a half hour after you finished eating. whatever you do, do not ask the staff to sing happy birthday. >> yeah. i get it. >> i love that. >> they hate it. >> tamron, they love it. >> highlight. >> when you say, do it again. they love that. >> we're sticking with the restaurant theme. here's the video of the day. what would you do? say you're out to eat, you ordered the fish, nearly done eating and then this happens. >> that's not -- >> whoa. ah! >> that's not real. is that real? >> as savannah would say, hopes and dreams in the fish's eyes. >> you don't want to fish who still has hopes and dreams. this isn't japan. >> i know. that wasn't just like cooked
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fish. >> it's fresh. >> yeah. >> they didn't cook him, right? >> it's not like you go and order the fish. that is a special dish. >> it was raw fish served with the whole guy there. >> yeah. >> apparently, still kicking. that's horrifying. >> horrifying. >> i'm scarred for life after that. >> we'll get letters on that one. let's talk about driving. tesla drivers are waking up to something new. their cars were upgraded with new features overnight the way your iphone updates. tesla with new features. the electric car can steer itself, change lanes, slow to a stop if the driver falls asleep. thanks to sensors and cameras,
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parallel park on its own. >> i love it. >> tesla is urging drivers to be vigilant and say the cars won't hit pedestrians, hopefully. isn't that cool? >> hopefully. >> isn't it cool how a car can be updated by a download? >> i would like a parallel parking. that was hard in class, trying to pass that. >> parking on a new york city street, forget it. >> one more image you can't unsee. talked about the toronto blue jays earlier. he's one fan breathing a sigh of relief. he shaved the logo into his crest cha chest hair. >> they didn't pluck every hair. >> could have been a wax job. i don't know. we ask you, who wore it better? this guy, the blue jay's fan, or cub's fan with jake arrieta's face on his head? >> he had the texas ranger logo
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in the back hair. >> you could do that. >> could not. jane fonda's skinny-dipping secret. dolly parton addresses the health rumors for the first time. first, dolly parton mentioned opening up to her fans and setting the record straight. rumors threw that dolly was suffering from stomach cancer after being rushed to the hospital. dolly denied the claims but revealed she had kidney stones removed three weeks ago. dolly is doing just fine and already back to work, shooting "coat of ma colny colors," whic premieres in december. jane fonda just revealed another doozy during an interview with "the hollywood reporter." she was friends with michael jackson, and they grew to be quite close back in the '80s. listen to how close. >> we did.
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we lived together. i went skinny-dipping with him. >> wow. >> also, by the way, greta. >> sounds like the start of a joke. >> it does. what happens when they walked in the bar? jane didn't elaborate but she could tell off in a new book. we need the know more about that night and many others. finally, tracy morgan back where he belongs at "snl." he's hosting this weekend and the show released new promos to get us excited. >> i'm tracy morgan and hosting "saturday night live"'s season finale with demi lovato. >> this is not the finale. >> it will be when i'm done with it. i'm hosting with musical guest demi lovato. >> it's an honor to have you back here. >> did i work here? >> for seven years. >> i can't remember anymore. >> oh. oh, my god. i'm so sorry.
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>> i'm messing with you. >> what? >> yeah, i remember. i remember everybothing. >> thank god. >> i know you owe me $75. >> people are saying the entire audience will be pregnant, going off his joke from the emmy's. that's his joke, kind of scary. >> came out of left field there. >> tamron, thank you. let's get a check of the weather from al who is in new orleans this morning. hey, al. >> hey, guys. here we're at the national world war ii museum. over here, you have the p-51 mustang, red tail. up here, the b-17, the flying fortre fortress. all part of the wonderful exhibit here at the national world war ii museum. that
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. good morning. i'm bill henley. chilly start. nice and comfortable, low humidity. afternoon temperatures in the 60s. time fall weather. tomorrow chilliyer in the morning. 49 degrees. up to 68 in the afternoon. slight chance for a shower on friday. good chance we'll get much colder air over the weekend. saturday 57. sunday morning down 36 degrees. and even colder come monday morning down to 33. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> al, we miss you up here. all week on throwback today, we've been nostalgic about fashion, tv and more. >> we thought we'd throw back to a throwback and look at the trend that has everybody digging through the photo albums to find that perfect picture from their past. >> reporter: if you've noticed that suddenly everybo lly every
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new again, it's likely because of two words, throwback thursday. >> today is thursday, and that means throwback thursday. >> throwback thursday, or tbt, it's the trend that unites talk show hosts, presidents, oscar winners and, yes, kardashians. everyone has something to throwback to. posting their tbtp ir pictures prom and toys. and those you can't not see. >> from 1996. >> reporter: we've been known to talk about it once or twice here on "today." >> have you heard on this trend, throwback thursday? >> throwback thursday. >> it is throwback thursday, guys. >> reporter: but who started this throwback thursday craze? while no one knows for sure, instagram says the early throwback thursday goes back to this picture of old toy cars posted by a college student from georgia in 2011. >> being that it was a thursday
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evening and a sunglass company i wear today came out with a new line of sunglasses called throwbacks, i thought, that sounds cool. pairs with thursday. that alliteration worked, and i just did it. >> reporter: bobby sanders had no idea it would take off. >> throwback thursday was a happy accident. it was a goofy thing. what started as something as simple as putting two words together is now a phenomenon. >> reporter: a phenomenon dominating conversations online. searchers spiking on google. >> it's caught on because of the twitter and instagram, using the hashtags and be self-depp self-depricating. >> nostalgia, it's delicate. potent. >> it's always been around, but now with things like youtube, you can go online and relive something that happened ten years ago or three days ago. >> reporter: nostalgia may be nothing new, but it continues to
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fascinate. how long will throwback thursday last? only time will tell. >> i love it. >> love the trend. >> yeah. >> it's fun, seeing everybody's old photos and bad hair. >> i try to put only the flattering ones up. >> that's not really throwback. >> it's smart. >> let's head over to matt. >> look who is here. i have kate hudson and michael kors here to join in this throwback thing. you're look at throwback. you love it. >> i love a throwback thursday. >> let's take photos of you. narrate for me, please. what is that? >> mommy and me. my mom used to have a house there when we were little. >> cool. >> oh, that was in santa fe. we were at a turquoise mine. that was just a picture of my '80s hair. >> really good on instagram and throwback. you're not getting off the hook, michael.
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>> oh, my gosh. >> yeah, look at that! >> lot more hair, man. >> i like that. >> tell me about it. you're here for a great cause. it's watch hunger stop with the united nations. how does it work and how can people get involved? >> i have to say, we've been involved since 2013. last summer, we hit 10 million meals served to kids around the world. what you can do, quite frankly, i'm wearing the watch today. this is the bradshaw. i have the black, and she has the gold. buy a watch. we will donate 100 meals. also, you can post, go to watch hunger post a digital picture of yourself in the t-shirt, and we'll donate 50 meals. >> you guy s are a good team on this. >> we love it. >> it's great to help. it's something you can do. you don't have to be a billionaire. >> yeah. >> you make a difference in kids' lives. >> watch hunger stop, all part
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of the unicef, which is a fantastic -- >> tomorrow is world food day. >> michael, good to see you. good morning. i'm lauren mayk. you may want a jacket if you head out the door this morning. >> it's chillier this morning. temperatures drop down to the 40s and 50s to the start with. we'll warm into the 60s thz afternoon. few scattered clouds moving past which will see colder air for owls and the eagles. 53 degrees right now. still in the 40s for trenton and wilmington. sunshine that will change. 62 degrees by 1:00. up to 644:00 this afternoon. >> and it's 8:26 this morning. how is traffic looking? >> a few updates for everybody.
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on 309 we're watching out for a disabled tractor-trailer on the southbound side. around welsh road traffic squeezing by the right-hand side. update on 309 p.a. turnpike accident cleared out of the way. cottman avenue pretty clear for this time of morning. schuykill expressway around south street doing okay but watch out for disabled vehicles. >> police are investigating two armed robberies near the temple university campus in unequivocal. one student was robbed as he walked into a take out restaurant just after midnight. another temple student was robbed outside of his home. we'll have an update in 25 minutes. back to the "today" show now.
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8:30 now on a thursday morning. it is the 15th day of october, 2015. big crowd on the plaza, and a nice, chilly, bright morning here in the fall in new york city. good to have you along. >> everyone is bonding because our babies have the same birthday. not that we weren't listening to what you were saying. >> apparently not. >> it was riveting. we're listening to "riptide,"
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hit by vance joy. he is touring with taylor swift. he'll continue his tour in his native australia. first, he'll sing for us. don't miss that. >> the one and only marlo thomas is here. she'll fill us in on her new play on broadway. also ahead, it's chilly out here with the weather getting colder. there's nothing like a great big bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. katie lee will show us how to make the best chicken noodle soup. it's tricky. she's great. >> makes a good one. >> little programming note for you. in the hit 2003 movie "school of rock," jack black played a rocker turned substitute teacher who turned his students into a rock and roll band. now the big-screen favorite is headed to broadway. the cast will be here tomorrow to perform live, along with the show's creator, andrew lloyd weather. >> let's get a check of the
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weather. al is in new orleans. >> good morning. we're at the national world war ii museum. behind me, this is the wall of honor. all the medal of honor winners from world war ii, including seven african-americans whose honor deferred. they had to wait until early 1992 to finally receive their medals of honor because they had been denied by the u.s. government all that time. finally, they are part of that wall. let's show you what's happening as far as our weekend is concerned. you'll see that we're looking for tomorrow, a lot of wet weather through the southwest to southern california. showers in the pacific northwest. rain moves to new england. upstate new york and the eastern great lakes. into saturday, look for some snow showers through northern new england, upstate new york and the up of michigan. more wet weather from the northwest to the southwest. sunny for the gulf coast. sunday, sunday, chilly conditions. lake-effect snow may set up.
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look for wet weather through the four corners. sunshine through the gulf coast and into the northeast. that's w . good morning i'm meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start but we got sunshine onto way. nice comfortable, low humidity. afternoon temperatures in the low 60s. up to 68 tomorrow. slight chance of a shower on friday. pretty good chance we'll get much colder air over the weekend. saturday 57. look at sunday morning down to 36 degrees. and even colder come monday morning down to 33. have a great day. >> that is your latest weather. guys, i cannot urge you enough, next time you're in new orleans, you have got to come to the national world war ii museum. of course, it is a cause that is near and dear to our good friend tom brokaw's heart. he was a part of setting this up. it is unbelievable when you step
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into the walls. it's a beautiful place. >> looks great, al. thank you so much. for nearly 60 years, dick van dyke has been entertaining people with his singing, dancing and acting and is still going strong. >> he's out with a new book about living a long and active life, called, "keep moving." he sat down to talk about it with joe fryer. >> they'll help your posture, too. >> reporter: if dick van dyke made a workout video, you might call it sweating with the oldies. >> old guys, the shoulder start to go. >> reporter: for this active icon, age is just a number. >> normally, i would not start an interview this way, but i think it's appropriate in this situation. how old are you? >> i'm going to be 90 in december. >> you say that with pride, don't you? >> yes. i can't get my mind around it. i don't feel 90. >> reporter: van dyke begins days by tackling a long list of exercises. >> i could do these forever.
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>> reporter: arriving so early, the gym gave him his own key. ♪ even when he's not working out, he is constantly in motion. barely missing a beat since his dancing days in "mary poppins." much more sure footed than the clumsy characters who stumbled over the ottoman. >> people tell me they can't dance and sing. everybody can. you may stink at it, but keep moving. >> reporter: which is the title of his new book, "keep moving," an autobiography filled with tips about aging. the hollywood legend stays young by singing in a quartet named dick van dyke and the fantast fantastics. and dancing through a music video which has gone rival.
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>> a few million people have watched that. why do you think people want to watch you dance? >> i think it's the fact that i'm old and the fact that i'm still jumping around. >> in your mind, are you a good dancer? >> no. they say, sing like nobody can hear you. sing like nobody can hear you. everybody should be singing and dancing. >> reporter: his other secrets, a positive attitude and a life full of love. he met his wife ten years ago. >> when he walked up to you, did you know who he was? >> yes, i knew who he was. >> weren't you in "mary poppins" or something? >> while she's half his age, she insists she doesn't know the difference. >> i think he's lying about his age. >> people will say, my, she's beautiful. is she your daughter? your granddaughter? no, she's my wife. hugh hefner, eat your heart out.
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>> reporter: dick van dyke may be almost 90 but there's more life to live. >> a 100-year-old man on the news this morning broke the record for a 100 yard dash, 27 seconds. >> you're aspiring to that, aren't you? >> i'm going to break the record. >> reporter: all he has to do is keep moving. >> there is a fear of getting old among the young. fear of death. it's amazing. i want people to know that old age can be wonderful. it's the best time of my life, by far. ♪ say it isn't so >> reporter: for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, malibu, california. >> we should all be so lucky to be like that at 90. >> we watch him workout with the backbends. >> that's a lot of weight. >> amazing. >> whatever he's doing, we have to do it, too. >> yeah. >> positive attitude, too. look at him, he's got such a joy of life. >> no question. coming up, another
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entertainment legend. marlo thomas. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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marlo is an actress and flos t -- philanthropist. she's now starring in "clever little lies." good morning. good to see you. >> thank you. >> you are such a force and great philanthropist, actress. you're on stage and getting great reviews. >> i'm loving it. it's great. >> how does it feel? >> it's a comedy. nothing is better than people laughing and gasping. there are so many switches and surprises. they gasp, and i love it. >> you do eight shows a week. i don't know how you do that. how do you find the energy? >> it's fabulous. the best time is the matinee
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day. whatever you learned at the 2:00 show, oh, that's how you do that. at 8:00, i can put it in. i don't know how you do this. putting my makeup on, ufs thii thinking, that poor woman. >> i couldn't do what you do. you have a process as an actor, is there something you do to get in the zone? >> i get there two and a half hours early. i do a half hour vocalization. >> what's a vocalization? >> you use your voice and walk among the theater. so it feels like home and not a scary place. what's great about this play is that joe wrote it. he has awards for other show. i was a disciple of nichols. he did that with his shows. with everything he did, graduate or anything else, it was funny but there was always an underbelly of reality and drama. that's what i'm loving about it. david is our director. this is my third time working with him.
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he's fabulous. everybody said, you're playing a dysfunctional family, but you're all so functional. >> it's called "clever little lies," and it is lever. it has twists and turns. >> when i started reading it, i thought i knew where it was going, a comedy. when i turned my page, i was like, i didn't know that was going to happen. one of my co-stars, greg, brilliantly talented, i mean, he does things with one look that takes days of rehearsal for everybody else to get the look. >> i have to ask about the hubby. you've been harried for 35 years. >> he's my joy. >> has he come seen the play? >> oh, no. of course! >> he doesn't give a pcritique r anything, right? >> that's how we've been married 35 years. he loves it. >> you were awarded the presidential medal of freedom for your work as an activist, as an artist. i mean, i know the answer to this, but when you read
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something like that, there's no way you're slowing down, right? you don't go, that was the summit. >> you know what's thrilling about getting a president's medal is it's not what you aspire to. as an actress, you think, i'll win an oscar, emmy, tony. you don't think, i'll get a presidential medal. it's a surprise in your life. it's very emotional. it was very emotional, when president obama hung the medal around my neck. i thought, wow, this is a moment that i really want to cherish because it'll -- it's one in time. sort of an there forever. >> where do you keep it? i'd be wearing it every day with my outfit. >> i framed it and hang it on the wall. >> marlo thomas, always a pleasure. we'll see you a little later. >> i want to see you backstage at my play. >> i want to come see it. >> west side theater. >> by the way, it runs in new york through january 3rd. coming up next, it's that time of year for chicken noodle soup.
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this morning on today food, it's the one-pot dishes that can warm you up. as the temperatures dip, culinary expert katie lee is a co-host on the food network show "the kitchen." she's here with her take on a classic chicken noodle soup. >> it is a classic and it's comfort food. just warms you up. >> do some people try to get too fancy? >> this is one of the tried and true. you can make some substitutions, which i'll show you. >> let's look at the ingredient panel. show people how simple this is going to be. not a lot there. >> nothing you don't already know, or maybe even have. i used chicken breasts, carrots, celery, egg noodles, onion, parsley, thyme, bay leaf and
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low-sodium broth. >> first thing, you brown the chicken. >> yeah, brown the chicken breasts. the skin is going to give you a lot of flavor. then take them out before they get down. >> how long does that take? >> a couple minutes on each side. put the veggies in here. >> the whole thing? >> the whole thing. scrape this and get the brown bits up. cook these for a minute or two, kind of tender. >> you do like to keep scraping the bottom, right? >> i do. pour that in? >> this way. >> i'll put the chicken breast back in. put the whole thing? . that broth, as it comes to temperature, is going to take all the flavor out of our veggies and chicken. simmer it covered for 25 minutes. that's it. super simple. >> here's what it looks like at the end. >> take the chicken out. see how it has a foam? >> what is that from? >> scrape it off. >> this is the proteins and fat coming out of the meat. it won't hurt you but it'll make
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your soup cloudy. take that right out. then what we're going to do is shred the chicken. >> take the skin off. >> it'll save you a lot of fat. then shred it with two forks. really simple. >> can i use my hands and dump that in? >> go for it. >> you can use chicken thighs, a whole chicken if you're doubling the recipe. all goes in. now the egg noodles. >> those go in last. >> takes eight to ten minutes. you can substitute with rice or quinoa if you want to do gluten free. it comes out like this. >> look at the color, it's perfect. >> homey and delicious. great for cold season. i like to add a little fresh parsley at the end. little freshness, little color. >> the way you've done it here, this is about 30, 35 minutes, start to finish. could you also do this in one of the crock-pots, put it on in the morning? >> don't put the noodles in though. put everything in and about an hour before it's done, dump the
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noodles in. that's it. you can have a great homey soup and freeze it, too. >> one of the best things about chicken noodle soup is it's even better on the second and third day. >> i think soup is always better the next day. >> we have a dispute though. >> okay. >> you serve this with saltine crackers. >> i like the saltine crackers. >> wouldn't you want a nice, crusty bread? >> you can go crusty bread, but this is nostalgia. isn't it childhood, to have crackers, matt? >> this is comfort stuff, no question. >> i love these. >> chicken noodle soup made simple and perfect for this winter weather we're about to experience. a katie lee, great to have you here. >> great to be here. thank you. >> by the way, it's the new york wine and food festival. >> coming up this weekend. >> cooking or eating in? >> i'm going to do a little cooking and a lot of eating. it's a great event for a great cause. >> nice to see you. and you can get our own copy of katie's classic chicken noodle soup. head to up next, taylor swift's
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opening act set to be a headliner himself. vance joy will be live in concert. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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writer vance joy might be finishing up a world tour with taylor swift but getting started with his career in the u.s. he's now with a new edition of his debut album. vance joy, good morning. >> good morning. >> you're from australia, doing open mics. now you're opening for taylor swift and will do a tour in january. what has this experience been like? >> amazing. i love writing songs. i had very modest expectations when i started out. then i got more and more shows. then i got on this tour with taylor swift. i've started to make an impression in america, which is amazing. i'm enjoying it. very busy and couldn't think of anything i'd rather do. >> we'd love to hear you sing. what are you going to play? >> "fire and the flood." >> take it away, vance joy.
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♪ i was only walking through your neighborhood ♪ ♪ saw you out loud honey in the cold i stood ♪ ♪ anywhere i go, there you are, anywhere i go, there you are ♪ ♪ there you are, there you are ♪ you're the fire and the flood, and i'll always feel you in my blood ♪ ♪ everything is fine when your hand is resting next to mine, next to mine ♪ ♪ you're the fire and the flood ♪ ♪ since we met i feel a lightness in my step ♪ ♪ you're miles away but i still
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feel you ♪ ♪ anywhere i go, there you are, anywhere i go, there you are ♪ ♪ there you are, there you are ♪ you're the fire and the flood, and i always feel you in my blood ♪ ♪ everything is fine when your hand is resting next to mine, next to mine ♪ ♪ you're the fire and the flood ♪ ♪ oh
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♪ now here she sits, when you'll know, you'll know, and i know ♪ ♪ you're the fire and the flood ♪ ♪ and i always feel you in my blood ♪ ♪ everything is fine when your hand is resting next to mine, next to mine ♪ ♪ you're the fire and the flood ♪ [ applause ] >> vance joy, thank you so much. remember his special edition of debut album "dream your life
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away" is available now. we're back after a check of your local news and weather. good morning. i'm lauren mayk. we're getting a bit of a taste of the cool weather onto way. let's get a look at your forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> cool tomorrow morning and in between enough sunshine to warm us into the 60s. nice sunny view of boat house row. notice the flags. a light breeze that's blowing.
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we'll continue this afternoon as dry area moves into the area. 54 degrees in philadelphia. wilmington is 53 and 51 in trenton. few 40s, upper 40s for pottstown and allentown. 62 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon and westerly wind 64 at 4:00 p.m. thanks. a heads up for drivers in philadelphia this morning. the chestnut street bridge at penn's landing is closed because of emergency repair work. penndot crews are working after someone noticed a four-foot crack. the crack is a sign of normal wear and tear and he doesn't know how long those repairs will take. today the man accused of six counts of murder in the market street building collapse will be back on the witness stand. yesterday griffith campbell told the jury he had no formal training as a demolition
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contractor and was basically told what to do. campbell claims he only demolished two small row homes prior to the market street building that vandal collapsed on a salvation army thrift store killing six people. he told the jury there were no discussion about job site safety from the architect. his testimony continues today. i'm lauren mayk and we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app.
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this morning on "today's take," kate hudson joins us, taking ovr a new role and a revealing selfie. kate winslet and the wardrobe malfunction everybody is talking about. then sarah silverman shows her serious side. coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's thursday morning. that's a big, good looking cl id on the plaza. i'm willie with natalie and tamron. al is on the road in new
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orleans. this is my morning jam. >> i love it. >> i get it from lucie, currently in a hip hop dance. every time you look at her, she's doing choreographer somewhere. this is dj snake, "turn down for what" fame. there's a part that goes, blow a kiss, fire a gun. she's doing this, up here with the guns. >> you want to tell america that's what your child is doing at home? >> she's dancing to the music they put in front of her. >> go for it! >> i'm the one without the child, and i'm concerned that -- but, you know what, it's an upgrade from last summer, when she was getting drunk on the plane. that's a dirkes bentley jam. >> what's the song? >> "i can't feel my face when i'm with you". >> i can't imagine being a
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parent. >> i wondered what the story behind the song was. >> you're kids are singing and you realize what it is from the car seat. what do you do at that moment? >> clearly, we're liberal with the reaching. >> if they don't understand what it's about, then it's okay, somewhat. >> i love it. mom, what does that mean? >> i'm like, oh, boy. >> change the channel. >> love it. >> then they figure it out from friends. >> exactly. hey, this is an interesting story, i think a lot of people will be interested to hear. one major restaurant group in new york announcing its doing away with tipping. danny meyer has an empire cal d ed union square hospitality, some of the best restaurants in new york city. >> union square cafe, the modern, and others. basically, what they're going to do is raise their prices, in some case, between 20% and 30%, but ask for no tipping whatsoever. when you get your check, there will not be a line for tips. he's saying, i'm taking care of
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my people. don't worry about it. he's going to compensate employees competitively, professionally. distribute pay between reservationists and dishwashers who don't usually get tips. >> it's a revenue sharing model which, in principle, it sounds great. you wonder, still, there are going to be characters, hard habit to break, that will leave cash on the table. i guess he's trying to eliminate that all together. it'll be a hard thing to institutionalize it. he's just starting it as the modern first. >> tom colicchio said he's doing it at his restaurant. if you go to miami, they have an international tourism clientele, service is included there. you have a number of restaurants. to willie's point, you do, as the customer, you want to make sure that the restaurant is not just hiking the price up and not distributing it to the employees fairly and equitably.
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that's the concern. if you want to leave extra money, no one is going to get mad. they won't say, no, we can't take it. if someone is especially kind, if you have a child, a big group, and you want to give extra dough, why not? >> i like the idea of dishwashers, guys doing hard work, will get some money. danny meyer is a good guy. you want to make sure everybody is getting the amount of money they would have gotten with tipping. christina says we're going to go bankrupt because of my tipping. i have respect for those people. >> i was a cocktail waitress. >> the only job i quit. it's so hard. to your point about the distribution, when i first started waiting tables, after you get your tips, we'd have to pass out to the bartender. there were people who were not on the list to get a part of your tips. >> here's the thing though, i mean, as we've worked in the service industry at one point, i mean, a lot of what you earn
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sometimes you didn't necessarily report all of it. you wonder how that's going to -- >> i'm not saying that on national tv. what's wrong with you? >> i'm being honest. when i was 16, 17, working in college, i mean -- >> can they go back that far? >> they can't. also, i was exempt because, i mean, i was making less. it was my summer job. but you took that cash and put it straight in the bank. it was a lot of cash. you wonder if all the waiters and waitresses will be okay. >> they won't. no. >> some of them like it and some don't. they want to make sure they don't go home. >> i'm still tipping. >> me, too. i have to. i think it's the right thing. >> i mean, you're the american tipping -- they love you. >> yeah, yeah. >> europeans are like, here they are. sit at my table. >> you're going to love this next story. we love kate winslet here. she's on the new movie, steve
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jobs. she has a great story about a wardrobe malfunction. she's always gorgeous, dressed up, put together. nature calls, so you on wonder how you're going to get out of the dress. well, here is what happened to her in her epic wardrobe malfunction. >> the bathroom, and i go, how -- how am i going to -- oh, wait. there's a zip down, and there's a zip up. this is perfect. so i unzip from the bottom like this. okay. going fine. i pee. really going fine. i'm feeling smug. then i zip the dress down and the end of the zipper comes off in my hand. i am standing there wearing a time bomb. i know it's only a matter of time before -- oh, my god! the whole dress, the whole of the back of the dress swings around to the front. i am standing there completely
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naked, basically wearing a black cape dangling from my neck. we managed to cut the dress off me at the top because that was jammed. we had to stuff the dress into the janitor's closet and wrap me in a tea towel. i had to proceed with the 60th birthday party wearing a tea towel. >> no way! >> i love how she acts it out. >> yes. >> she wins. >> you had this happen to you. >> oh, you've never had it happen? >> i have an epic one. >> a zipper broke and we had to yank it off. my malfunctions often happen when we're in a gown, at an event, and you're in the lady's shall a stall and you realize you have on the full body spanks. you won't understand this. you have to somehow -- you can't take it off. you have to take the whole thing off. some of the spanks some equipped with -- >> service doors. >> little service door. it's not easy to get through the
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door. it's the worst thing ever. okay. >> i'll tell you mine real quick. we were in grass mountain, vancouver olympics. so it's wet out and cold, and i was wearing black suede pants. i guess they got ad/ little hum and stretched out a little bit, and let's say, the back split right down. let me tell you, black duck tape, best invention ever. right down the middle. thank goodness for donna richards at the time. okay. >> stylish, leather coming out. >> duck tape can fix anything. >> you know what? we're sink or swim. it is still on. we're still asking you to help us with this challenge. you now -- we're upping the ante. you have a chance to win a trip to new york city to be the person who dunks up. here's the other thing, we're asking that you send us a photo of yourself and tell us in 50
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words or less why you deserve to dunk the whole "today's take" team. go to follow the pink or swim challenge contest in the links. after entering the contest, if you can, we would appreciate you donating. spread the word. i feel like when i sold cookies at school, you ask your mom's friends. that's what we're doing. your favorite hometown meteorologist will also be able to come and report the weather live with al. >> i think it's great. >> here's the deal. this is where it's big. hi, mr. roker. look at your screen for a second. i got an awesome tweet yesterday from one of our viewers. he's on board. he says, make a dollar goal for borgeist. that is willie wearing the borat one-piece yellow. how does willie look in a bikini? how would this look on tv? there it is, willie. >> oh, you put it that way.
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i'm in? >> if you donate enough money, we reach our goal, that, ladies and gentlemen, is what you'll be seeing. >> no. >> i'll guarantee it. >> in a word, no. al, help me out here, man. >> who would his body double be? >> not happening. i won't allow it. not allow it. >> al say he is will not allow it. >> not going to happen. >> i have somebody on my side. >> not going to allow it. >> thank you, al. >> i got dumped in a gown. >> i'll wear a gown. >> okay. >> over that. >> all right. >> al, rescue us from this, please. >> yeah, no. okay. i'm going to tell you, it's not happening, right now. >> thank you. >> speaking for willie and i'm speaking for america. >> killjoy. >> now, let's show you what's going on. yes, i am. that's me. you bet thcha. we're at the national world war
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ii museum. this is history unto itself. you have got to come visit this museum. it is amazing. in fact, you look up, i mean, you've got all sorts of world war ii aircraft. there's a great exhibit here right now. the fight for the right to fight. it looks at the african-american struggle to fight segregation and the axis powers at the same time. it is amazing. anyway, let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. we are looking at some showers throughout parts of florida. look at the heavy rain in southern california that's going to be going on. spreading into the southwest. that's going to happen all weekend long. could be flash flooding. we're going to be watching that. there's a big cool down coming into the northeast. meantime, we are going to be looking at, again, record-setting heat stretching from texas to the southwest. look how cool it is in the plains, great lakes, into the northeast and new england. we could be looking at lake-effect snow by this week d weekend. in the meantime, we have showers from the eastern great lakes,
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northern new englands. gorgeous day in the pacific north good morning i'm meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start. sunshine onto way. nice and comfortable low humanity, afternoon temperatures in the 60s. tomorrow chillier in the morning. 49 degrees up to 68 in the afternoon. slight chance of a shower on friday. pretty good chance we'll get much colder air over the weekend. saturday, 57. look at sunday morning down 36 degrees. and even colder come monday morning down 33. have a great day. >> once again, cannot say enough about the national world war ii museum. our good friend tom brokaw was instrumental in getting this going. it is unbelievable. >> phenomenal. >> we were saying the same thing as you stood there. it's one of the great museums in the country. if you're in new orleans, check it out. al, thanks.
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>> they're hoping you'll get involved, as well. kate and michael, good morning. >> good morning. >> you make a good team together. including your social media, instagrammi instagramming, catching a plane together. >> that was a fun day, actually. not planned at all. i thought for sure, i was like, there's no way michael is on this airplane. he's never late. me, i always am. i'm like, where are you going? l.a. we were booking it through the airport. we had five minutes to get across, and we made it. they were not going to wait for us, so we were -- >> they don't wait for anyone. >> they don't. >> the door is closing. >> documented the whole thing. you can watch it on instagram. >> talk about this program, watch hunger stop. how did the two of you get together for it? >> i have to say, for me, i'm always amazed at women who can juggle so many things in their lives and do it so well. i look at, you know, a friend
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like kate, who is talented, smart, energetic, a great mom, cares about people, and we have fun. >> we do have fun. >> we have fun together. i thought, you know what? she's going to be a great person to get involved in this. since 2013, as of this past summer, we've delivered 10 million meals around the world to kids. >> amazing. >> great. >> it's incredible. it keeps growing. >> it's a tangible thing to get involved with. it's like, there's -- you know, you don't have to do a lot to make a huge difference. >> you can purchase a watch, right? >> yeah. it's this watch. it's in the stores right now. you purchase the watch, 100 meals go out immediately. >> phenomenal. >> then we have the t-shirt. >> well, we have the real t-shirt. you can go to a fparticipating michael kors store. donate and get a t-shirt for watch hunger stop. if you don't do that, you can go
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on watch hunger and you can post a picture of yourself in a virtual t-shirt. we will donate 50 meals for every post. >> phenomenal. >> great. >> it's interesting. obviously, you heard also, we're trying to raise money for avon pink or swim, doing our part, as well. we want willie, speaking of wearing things, wear the -- >> nice transition. >> the borgeist. >> it's a must. >> first of all, i don't think you have a choice. >> not at this point, now that you've sold me out. >> i think you're going to do it and you're going to like it. >> willie, willie, charity. you'll do anything, right? >> name a charity. >> got to do anything. you give back. >> i made a huge mistake asking for their opinion in the commercial break, thinking they'll say no, don't do it. >> for that, i'm buying two watches, one for me and one for
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well, you know peter sarsgaard from his roles in "garden state," and most recently, "black mass." >> now, he's in "the experimenter," a psychologist criticized for conducting the obedience experiments of the early 1960s. >> peter is with us. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> we were talking at the commercial break. all of us have some recollection of this experiment, but this is a wild ride. a lot of people are wondering, who is this guy and what attr t attracted you to this film? >> well, i think he's someone that a lot of us may know kind
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of vaguely. social scientists whose most famous experiment was in the early 1960s, which was about obedience to authority. >> go on. >> specifically, blind obedience to malevolent authority. the way in which we abandon our own personal beliefs about what's right and wrong and follow the beliefs of someone who might be up to no good. >> i'm thinking he was shocking, having the teacher shock the learner. >> well, the shocks were not real, but you thought you were shocking someone. the person being shocked was an actor. the other person in the room, who was the doctor, was an actor. he didn't believe he looked enough like an authority figure. >> yeah. >> so he would be in the other room, and he would come in as the assistant in the end and ask questions. >> fascinating to watch about human behavior. that people would pause. they knew they shouldn't do it. after the pause, they'd turn and do it because they felt they were -- >> they had to do it. >> -- obligated. >> the thing for me, people point to the fact that 65% of
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people went all the way to the most extreme shock, even after the guy was stream icreaming, a stopped screaming. not one opened the door. to me, i see that there are few sadists. i find that comforting. no one laid on the switch happily. people are weeping. people are laughing uncomfortably. you know, i also got to sing in the movie and act with an elephant. >> variety. >> there's a lot. there was a beard. >> the beard might be one of the most exciting parts of the movie. he had a famous beard. >> nothing like the beard you have now. >> is that an enhanced beard or all you? >> you kidding me? it's a completely fake beard. i shot "black mass" on either side of making this movie. i don't have a beard in "black mass." >> no. >> we have a little bit of fun with it. the first time you see the beard, you know, abraham lincoln had the same beard. it's a beard with no mustache. i don't recommend anyone trying this at home.
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little bit breezy at times. dry air flooding in to the area. bright sunshine through this afternoon. happening today the democratic national convention committee will officially open its philadelphia office. the convention ceo will join philadelphia mayor michael nutter for an event this afternoon at a south philadelphia print shop. they will talk about how small businesses can get involved in convention opportunities. the dnc comes to philadelphia in july. the democrats will officially nominate their candidate for president at the convention. ribbon cutting ceremony marks topping of a facility in the north american headquarters for saint cobain a building facility. and today there's a groundbreaking ceremony for a $32 million seawall and boardwalk project. officials say the seawall will provide protection for inlets during storms. the project will restore
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atlantic city's historic boardwalk. i'm lauren mayk and we'll have another update in about 25 minutes.
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headlines. it was a travel nightmare last night at many of the nation's airports when a glitch shut down the system for checking passenger names against terror watch lists. the system for down for 90 minutes leading to long lines for those arriving from overseas. officials call it a technical problem and not the result of hacking. the government is out with an ominous warning about the effect of dietary supplements. the cdc says 23,000 people a year go to emergency rooms because of weight-loss body building or energy supplements or vitamins. that's more than the number going to the er because of prescription stimulants. cardiac problems from weight loss and energy products led to many of those e rrr visits. when it comes to bone health, a new study is suggesting a benefit from
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drinking black tea. researchers in australia looked at data from more than 1,000 elderly women and found those who drank at least three cups of black tea every day had a 42% lower risk of hip fracture and 34% lower risk of spinal fracture than those who hardly ever drank tea. more studies are needing to find out why. a new survey of working moms finds job security is the most important factor when choosing a place to work. 66% of those surveyed by the worker mother research institute said job security was the key factor, followed by 40% who said it was flexibility. 31% said money and benefits. 48% of those surveyed say they have trouble juggling work and personal life. greece is hoping tourists will help it get out of financial ruin. it is raising the cost to get into top attractions. as of next year, visiting the acropolis, which cost $14, will
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set you back $60. travel agents fear the higher prices won't solve the debt crisis but will only keep more tourists away. here is the fish tale a group of scuba divers will be telling for a while. off the coast of portugal, that is a giant sunfish. big enough to swallow the divers if it wanted to. sunfish would rather eat jelly fish, which is a good thing. they weigh 2,200 pounds. this one though, probably more than that. as you see there, the man looks tiny next to him. let's head down to new orleans for a check of the weather from mr. roker. hey, al. >> thank you so much, natalie. coming fr good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a chilly start but we got sunshine onto way. nice and comfortable, low humidity. temperatures in the 60s. time fall weather. tomorrow chillier in the morning. 49 degrees.
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up to 68 in the afternoon. slight chance for a shower on friday and pretty good chance we'll get much colder air over the weekend. saturday 67. down to 36 degrees. colder come monday morning down to 33. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. again, america, you have my tanks for not wanting to put willie in that little speedo. >> thank you, al. >> okay. we have with us two-time emmy winner sarah silverman. she's known for her comedy, which she put to use in hbo's stand-up special, "we are miracles. i love that one. and the sarah silverman program. her newest project is different, playing a suburban wife and mother trying to hide her depression. spiraling out of control.
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>> it's complicated, but i saw a doctor who was really, really smart. and he helped me sort through my problems. and now i'm better. >> wow. >> sarah silverman is with us. good morning, ms. silverman. how are you? >> i'm well. how are you? >> good. i'm watching this movie, been a big sarah silverman all my life, and here comes a totally different sarah silverman. one critic said this is a career-changing performance for you, and i couldn't agree more. you're unbelievable in this movie. who is laney, this character? >> laney is a, you know, suburban housewife, a mother and -- with a great family who is a drug addict, who suffers from depression and is self-medicating. i think she's living in a state
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of -- you know, they say theif live in the past, it's depression and the if you live in the future, it's anxiety. if we're perfect people, be in the moment. she is living in anxiety. she's in a constant state of, what if? what if i ruin my kids? you know. there's no room for anything else when you're like that. i think she -- it becomes maybe a self-fulfilled prophesy. she -- yeah. >> i read when you heard that the film was going forward and that it was getting funding, you had sort of a mixed reaction. initially, it was yes, but then fare. >> ye-- fear. >> i mean, it was an e-mail and i replied all and said, "yay." then i collapsed on my bathroom
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floor in a full-body panic attack. i thought, i can't do this. what if i can't -- amidst my panic, i went, wait a minute, this is where laney is always. maybe i can do this. >> wow, you did it and did a great job. you faced it. when you watch yourself in a film like this and see it up against your stand-up acts, how is that for you? >> it was awesome to watch different clips and see the -- i think it was the pilot of the sarah silverman program, where i go, nice sunglasses and now they're floor glasses. just stupid. >> is it true that you were on howard stern talking about your battle with depression when the novelist, because this is based on a book -- >> amy koppelman. >> heard you and called you? >> she was driving on the west side highway, listening to howard, and i was on, talking about my book, "the bedwetter," and talking about my own relationship with depression. she just connected with it and
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imagined me as laney and couldn't get her out of her head, lucky for me. >> i'm glad she did. you were stunning in this. people will look at you in a different way. >> they're in my ear right now, sarah. obviously, you pushed the limit in your career. that's why you're a superstar. they're telling me to ask you -- >> voices in your head. >> we're getting tweets. it's not appropriate for willie geist to wear this. you have angry tweets. this is wrong. you pushed the limit. willie wants to do it. he wants your permission. >> i don't want to. help me out. >> is that your body in the picture, or is that -- >> it's a little swarthy. >> that's a no, right? >> i think -- i don't think you should wear it. i think you should wear nothing at all. >> oh! >> the human body is a beautiful thing. >> there you go.
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sarah silverman is upping the ante. >> you're strong. >> i was trying to help you out. >> i'm outmanned here. >> body image move. >> it's appropriate for tv? >> yes. the human body. it'll be taboo for five seconds, then we'll all get over it. we'll be advanced and more like european. >> most importantly, we'll raise money for breast cancer research. >> we won't be able to unsee that. >> breast cancer research, we should do a free nipple thing. >> now she's on to something. >> we'll discuss it later. >> we should discuss it now. >> sarah silverman. "i smile back." do yourself a favor and check it out. thanks, sarah. >> thank you. up next, our 16 to 16 up next, our 16 to 16 challenge team. look, up next, our 16 to 16 challenge team. the wolf was huffing and puffing. like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd,
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16 challenge, helping three "today" viewers and you at home lose weight by the new year. today, it's about staying healthy at work. >> they all work full time in different areas. jen that wna wolfe and joy baue here to help. let's talk about how much they've lost. you have the balloons to represent the weight loss. >> if you can blur your eyes, we have a 16 year. 16 and 16. we're losing 16 pounds by january. >> okay. first up, mary jean. this week, she lost another pound and a half for a total of 15.5 pounds. >> all right! [ applause ] >> nicely done. >> rachelle, she lost another two pounds for a total of ten pounds. >> well done. [ applause ] >> last, we have ken who lost another three pounds, down a total of 12 pounds.
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[ applause ] >> if you can imagine in just one month, they've lost just about 40 pounds collectively. >> that's awesome. >> unbelievable. >> fantastic. >> you look great. everybody feeling good? feeling betbetter? >> very much. >> great. >> let's talk about your job. you sit behind a desk all day. >> in front of a computer. >> hard to get good nutritious choices. end up eating the same thing over and over. >> every day. >> what can she do, joy? >> people with office jobs, brown bag your lunch. you'll save calories and also save cash. you're not going to be tempted by what your co ordering, which is normally pizza or burgers. in your bag, this is a turkey and swiss rollup. i take a low carb tortilla wrap. add produce and car not arot anr
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to wash it down. >> doable. >> how about working out? >> at your desk, you can't get up, sit up straight and squeeze your glutes as hard as you can. now that they're squeezed, stomach is tight, football shuffle your feet really hard. for the first 20 seconds, you'll feel like you're not doing anything. do this a minute on, ten seconds off, minute on, ten seconds off. do it three times every half hour, every hour of the day. you'll feel it here and here. >> great. thanks. >> very good. >> keep working. >> won't bother your office mates. >> rachelle works at home. >> right. >> you have kids. >> i do. >> so you have the luxury of your kitchen, right, which is a bonus. i wanted to come up with something that was adult friendly and kid friendly so you didn't have to make two different meals. who doesn't love a grilled cheese? >> the best. >> so these are standard grilled cheese sandwiches for your kids. every kid of every age wants a grilled cheese, and they're on
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whole grain bread. if you can sneak in a tomato slice, bonus. for you, i'll make it open faced so you have double the bites. i'm adding sauteed kale and carammelizamelized onions. you can do this with a non-stick spray. couple it with tomato or vegetable soup, you're good to go. >> it looks really good. >> it does. >> looks good. >> what about for working out in? >> i love this one move to do at home every once in a while. works your shoulders, core and legs. you're sitting on a bench. first without a bench, get down, put your hands in a pushup position. legs to the left of your hand. right and left. when you work up, i want you to take a chair and really ctry to get yourself over the bench. it's challenging but you'll work to it. works every muscle in your body. >> like an acrobat.
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>> ken, you're driving around all day, making sales calls, right? >> yes. >> whether he's in the airport or you're on the road, i want people to see that fast food is doable. when you stop at a rest stop, you can get a grilled chicken sandwi sandwich. pile on the lettuce, tomato. little ketchup, totally fine. get a salad. most fast foods have light dressing. bottle of water. if you're really hungry, get a second sandwich. just remove the bun and double decker on the first one. >> i like it. >> parking lot workout. start at the back corner, give me a squat, sprint to the front. >> you want to do it? >> squat and shuffle back. it's easy but you'll feel it. squat and run to the front, squat, run to the side. >> five and five. >> we'll see you next weeks.
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bottle of champagne. >> where's the champagne? >> it's been on the menu since the restaurant opened ten years ago. >> it's delicious. >> think we have $120 laying around? >> we got that for free, thank goodness. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. vince mazzeo- fighting to save atlantic county. chris brown's attacks? the press calls them "embarrassing" political "posturing." the truth? chris brown and will pauls opposed the atlantic city rescue plan, even though it would save thousands of our jobs. we already know they're propped up by north jersey casino interests. and pauls even wanted the vote to allow north jersey casinos "this year." now they brag about helping atlantic county.
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what did we miss? >> we missed willie in a borat suit. >> wow. >> you know what, is that comfortable? >> can you see that happening? >> yes. >> all the right places. >> we like to see willie any way we can get him. you'll also see rumer willis and ambush
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good morning i'm lauren mayk. it's 8:56. we had a cool start to the day but let's check in with meteorologist bill henley to see if things are warming up. >> steadily. we have a breeze blowing in. moving some boats in just some scattered clouds overhead and 10 mile-per-hour breeze right now in the pocono mountains. temperatures are cool. currently 47 for mount pocono.
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up to 58 in philadelphia. quickly warm into 20e6z. look at that sunshine on boat house row. 60s by 2:00 this afternoon warm to 64. police are investigating a pair of armed robberies near the temple university campus in north philadelphia. one student was robbed as he walked into a take out restaurant at 10th and susquehanna street just after midnight. the gunman demanded his car keys. at 3:00 this morning another temple student was outside of his home when he was robbed. the robberies are not related and so far no arrests. happening today, a pennsylvania lawmaker will re-introduce a bill that will require background checks for gun sales in the state. representative steve santiniro will close a loophole that allows private nonlicensed sellers to sell long barrel guns without conducting a background check onto buyer. the rally is happening this
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