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good morning. breaking overnight, terrorists taken down. a dra mmatic end to a hostage standoff overseas. police and army forces rushing into a restaurant killing six attackers and rescuing 13 hostages. still, the death toll at least 20. isis claiming responlity. this morning the latest on the daring rescue. holiday alert. in the wake of attacks around the world, security tight and tensions high as tens of millions of americans take to the skies and the roads for the busy fourth of july holiday weekend. from your safety to your weather forecast, everything you need to know to enjoy the fourth. hillary on the hot seat. word hillary clinton could be interviewed by the fbi about her
e-mail server as early as today as the attorney general apologizes for meeting with bill clinton earlier this week. we're live outside the clintons' d.c. home. and olympic drama. the world's fastest man, usain bolt, tearing his hamstring, pulling out of jamaica's track and field trials. will he compete at the summer games? at the u.s. olympic trials, michael phelps and ryan lochte face off for the last time ever on american soil. >> this is where the separation will come. >> just about dead even. >> the race to the finish as both swimmers begin counting down to rio "today," saturday, july 2, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm sheinelle jones alongside stephanie ruhls, jeff rossen in this morning. can you feel it?
>> you hear that olympic music. >> it makes me want to go for a run or jump into a pool. >> or go for a swim like ryan lochte and michael phelps. it was a real nailbiter. we have the results of that. it was really great. >> if you watched last night, those two at the starting blocks just sort of looking at one another, the history amazing. >> i got the fever. >> you're dealing with the best of the best. let's get right to our top story this morning. the awful hostage situation at a bakery in bangladesh over this morning. some of the captains rescued but the standoff had a bloody end. lucy cavanaugh is following all the latest overnight developments. lucy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. authorities in bangladesh still trying to piece together the details of this tragedy, a horrifying ordeal for everyone involved. this morning a dramatic end to a night of terror in the bangladeshi capital. police and army forces rushing in to a dhaka restaurant where
dozens were held captive, killing six and rescuing 13 hostages. it was a terrifying standoff that lasted through the night. gunfire still ringing out this morning in the final moments of the siege. new grim details from an army general. 20 civilians slaughtered, most of them with sharp weapons. all of them foreigners. no americans known to be among the dead. this was supposed to be the most secure corner of the city, the upscale gulshan district popular with foreigners. the american embassy just a 15-minute walk away. the target an upscale bakery by day, a popular restaurant by night, one of the few hot spots where foreigners were certain to gather on a friday evening. isis claiming responsibility through its news agency saying islamic state commandos carried out the attack on a cafe frequented by foreigners. no confirmation from u.s. or local officials.
now bangladesh has been no stranger to violence in the past couple of years, but a brazen attack on this scale is something the country has never seen before. a worrying development in what has already been a terrifying week around the globe. sheinelle? >> it is concerning. lucy kavanov, thank you. if you are traveling today you will notice extra security at the country's airports in light of the attacks in turkey and bangladesh for the fourth of july weekend, but many travelers say that just will not stop them from taking their summer vacations. nbc live at jfk in new york. good morning. >> reporter: jeff, good morning. we're standing outside of jfk airport where there was actually a security scare three days ago. thankfully everything did turn out okay. of the 5.5 million passengers traveling through new york's airports and train stations, many of them are being extra vigilant. more travel, more lines, and
this weekend more passengers on high alert. after a bloody hostage takeover in bangladesh on friday and an airport terror attack in istanbul tuesday that left 44 dead, u.s. airports have increased security from coast to coast. >> we're going to see many officers with heavy vests, helmets and long guns. >> reporter: in new york over 1,000 new officers will be patrolling the city. while in chicago 5,000 officers will be manning the airports and navy pier. out west, the coast guard sweeping the seas. what went through your mind when you saw more policemen? >> you feel safer when somebody is there to protect you. >> i don't think people should be afraid today, but people should be more aware. >> reporter: the travelers i spoke to said this is business as usual. >> i feel very safe. i'm not afraid to fly. >> reporter: are you more nervous to travel this holiday weekend? >> it's not just this weekend. it's always in the back of your mind. >> reporter: but while eyes are on the skies this weekend, a whopping 85% of holiday
travelers will be driving like our own luke russert reporting from the nation's capital to the big apple. >> we left d.c. at 8:55 a.m. we just hit delaware. this is going to be the busiest fourth of july travel day in the history of fourth of july travel days. the reason, this is the lowest gas prices. >> reporter: the national average for gas is now $2.28 per gallon compared to this time last year when it was $2.76 per gallon. but whether you're traveling by plane, train, or automobile, authorities say this holiday is not about fear. >> july 4th is about freedom. it's also about inclusion. had is exactly what the terrorists are trying to undermine. >> reporter: warned of attacks isis has attacks here and abroad. federal sources say there's really no known credible threats. still, federal authorities say that any americans traveling in highly trafficked areas should stay extra cautious. jeff? >> morgan radford here in new york, thanks. we have the travel, the
traffic. dylan, how is the weather this holiday weekend? >> most of the country is actually going to enjoy a really nice holiday weekend, but we do have trouble spots through the middle of the country. we have a lot of rain falling across eastern kansas, northeastern nebraska. the reds, the yellows, the oranges indicate where we have heavy downpours now and this green area that extends over into st. louis is where we have flash flood watches through monday. that's because the rain is going to sit in this one area for the next several days. it's a stationary front. these areas of low pressure will ride along the front, and that's what triggers more and more heavy rain. it will eventually reach washington, d.c., by the time we get to monday, so the fireworks in jeopardy for the d.c. area. as we go through the day, they have y rounds of rain could lead to flash flooding. when you get the heavy pockets of rain that produce 5, 6 inches of rain in a short period of time, and then as we go into monday, it does stretch over into charleston, west virginia. then eventually by monday evening it will make its way to washington, d.c. so through monday we're looking
at areas like kansas city perhaps picking up 3 to 4 inches of rain. st. louis as well. this is a generalized area of rain, though, and we will see localized higher amounts, closer to 5-8 inches. that's why we have the flash flood threat. i would say if there was a part of the country that's probably not going to get great fireworks, it will be right through the midwest and extending into washington, d.c. >> all right. thanks, dylan. to politics now and what could be a very big weekend in the race for the white house. donald trump pondering his choice of a running mate. hillary clinton possibly facing some tough questioning about her e-mails as early as today. nbc's kelly o'donnell is outside of clinton's washington home. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. we do not expect to see either of the candidates in a public way this weekend but there are some very important things happening behind the scenes. donald trump is hosting a potential running mate this weekend. and here hillary clinton is preparing for what could be the long-awaited interview with the fbi. her top staffers have already given testimony and we believe
that the time for her to talk to the fbi is approaching perhaps as early as today. hillary clinton's washington, d.c., home has been busy with comings and goings this week. clinton has no public events today, but her interview with the fbi about her private e-mail server is expected soon. her campaign is not commenting. on the republican side, the intrigue is about the running mate search. nbc news caught up with newt gingrich in aspen. the former house speaker says it's trump's call, but he's open to joining the ticket. >> certainly something we would discuss seriously with donald. >> reporter: gingrich along with new jersey governor chris christie and indiana governor mike pence are all being vetted by trump's team. nbc news that learned pence will meet with trump today at this sprawling trump national golf resort. >> we're going to win, win, win. >> reporter: trump is just back from colorado, a conservative
event with angry confrontations outside, and trump fanned the flames over bill clinton's private meeting with the attorney general. >> bill clinton goes in the other day into an airplane. >> reporter: trump was incredulous that the former visited with loretta lynch at the phoenix airport to talk golf and grandkids while the justice department is investigating hillary clinton's private e-mail server. >> he opened up a pandora's box. >> reporter: after widespread criticism over how that looked, the attorney general expressed regret friday. >> i certainly wouldn't do it again. because i think it has cast a shadow. >> reporter: and loretta lynch also pointed out that she intend, as a political appointee, to take the advice of the career prosecutors who have been working on this investigation of the clinton e-mail server for a long time, and that is an attempt to
reassure those who might think there was something improper about the meeting between herself and the former president. both say it was just simple conversation. also this week, hillary clinton is adding an event to go visit atlantic city to try to highlight some of donald trump's business bankruptcies from the past. sheinelle? >> always busy. kelly o'donnell, thank you. in florida a state of emergency at several beaches and, as you know, it couldn't come at a worst time on this holiday weekend. people are now being urged to stay out of the water because of a massive algae bloom. nbc's gabe gutierrez in stewart, florida, with more. let me start with this question, what exact ly is an algae bloom. >> reporter: hi, jeff, good morning. it's this massive buildup in -- of algae that is akccumulating here along the shorelines across some riverways here in florida. this thick green mess really isn't going anywhere. later today a protest, a rally is planned by several residents who say federal and state officials aren't doing enough to get this under control.
florida has seen many algae blooms before but never quite like this. this morning an algae attack is ravaging even more of the florida coast. at risk more than 300 species of rish and wildlife. >> this is beyond just an he can lodgecal disaster. it's an economic disaster with long term implications. >> reporter: governor rick scott has declared a state of emergency in four counties but on this crucial tourist weekend authorities in palm beach county are insisting their beaches are clean. >> as of this time it's absol e absolutely safe. >> reporter: still, they've post add no swimming advisory for one shoreline after algae was sp spotted. >> and it's coming this way next. >> reporter: today another protest planned in martin county where some residents blame the mess on pollution from lake okeechobee trickling downstream. >> at this point it's getting catastrophic to our county. >> reporter: researchers say other factors may include warmer temperatures and heavy rain this year feeding the algae growth. >> it is kind of a perfect storm. >> reporter: professor james sullivan from florida atlantic
university says the health impacts could be serious. >> if you had a large acute exposure you could suffer liver failure. it's known to give people rashes. it if you get exposed to breathing it a lot and there's a the lot of wave action and bubbles, it can give you respiratory problems, so it's a significant toxin. >> reporter: irene goem's family has owned this motel in stuart for 58 years. it's one of the beaches that closed this week. you've already lost thousands of dollars? >> absolutely. >> reporter: customers have canceled on what should be one of the busiest weekends of the year. >> this is extremely heartbreaking for me because this has been my whole life, my family's whole life. >> reporter: researchers say more testing is needed to figure out exactly how long this algae might be here, but many locals fear they could be dealing with the effects of all of this for much of the summer, jeff. >> gabe, thank you. please do not fall in. he's right on the edge of that dock. gabe, thanks. a scared busch gardens and tampa bay gardens happened friday.
parts of the park had to be evacuated when an orangutan broke out of its exhibit. the animal suddenly fell from the trees and then climbed on to an exhibit sign, but there was no confrontation with any guests. park officials said the orangutan was safely tranquilized, captured, and then returned to its enclosure. he was monkeying around. passengers aboard a delta flight from detroit to new york state had some uneasy moments on friday. take a look, the bottom of the cabin filled with fog as the flight landed in westchester county. passengers posted pictures and video saying it felt strange to see the fog swirl around their fe feet. the airline said passengers were never in danger and explained the incident was due to condensation. and the mega millions jackpot getting bigger this morning. there was no winner for the $415 million prize in last night's drawing so on tuesday good news, you get another chance to win the jackpot. it's going to go up to at least $449 million.
>> did you play? got to be in it to win it. >> did you play? >> i didn't. did you. >> it's probably a good time to sit out. we played. >> i knew i was wasting $5. >> we had like a "weekend today" thing. didn't you get the e-mail? >> i did not. >> you saved $5. no worries. >> it's $5 a pop. you did save $5. i guess we'll just keep rolling it over. >> hopefully i did get an e-m l e-mail. i just ignored it. >> you know you're not going to win but there's that tiny chance if you're the one and you don't give the $5 and everybody win wins -- >> you feel like for a moment these numbers look good. >> a chance. there's always a chance. >> somebody has to win. somebody has to win. >> eventually. >> why can't it be you? >> that's why you're doing the weather this morning. you didn't win. >> i did not win. >> you're a winner with us but you lost. >> dylan, why don't you give us another update. we are looking at the weekend holiday forecast. we do have this pocket of rain, heavy rain at times that could lead to flash flooding right through the middle of the country. we also have this monsoonal
moisture that has been producing heavier rain in the southwest. and in the northeast, man, did you hear the thunderstorms roll through last night? we had lots of reports of flooding through new jersey, extreme lightning in some areas, too, although you didn't hear as much thunder. it was like lightning was in the distance. temperatures today rebound into the lower 80s in the northeast with some sunshine. it is hot and humid down south with highs up near 100 degrees with your feels like temperature even warm er than that. a couple spotty showers in the southwest with that monsoonal moisture. even upn seattle, lots of i good morning, i'm meteorologist erika martin. a happy start to this independence day weekend. weather stories include a breezy start to the day, north-westerlies between 10 to 15 miles per hour, clouds starting to develop later on in the day, otherwise by tomorrow we could see an isolated shower in the forecast and of course we're tracking the potential for some rain showers on july 4th. right now models are still debating on what to expect.
follow us on social media for more updates. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you so very much. it was a duel in the pool in omaha, nebraska. michael phelps and ryan lochte faced off for the last time ever here in the u.s. at the olympic trials. >> duel in the pool. i like that. they are rivals in the pools but teammates and friends outside of it. last night's face-off between these two swimming greats lived up to all the hype. it's a scene that's played out time and again for more than a decade, michael phelps and ryan lochte on the starting blocks of the 200-meter individual medley. the phelps/lochte rivalry dates back to 2004 when they were teenagers at the athens games. the rest, they say, is history. the list of the top ten performances ever in the 200 i.m. has only two names, lochte and phelps. lochte holds the two fastest times including the world record. phelps has won more often in olympic contests giving him more
gold medals. two of the greatest male swimmers of all time and one of the greatest individual sports rivalries of all time facing off at the olympic trials friday night. the contest did not disappoint. >> separated by just 0.07 of a second. it is phelps with the lead. >> this is where the separation will come. >> just about dead even. >> and here they go again, phelps and lochte. phelps pulling ahead in the final few meters. >> in the end phelps took first place this time. >> win or lose, we have that good friendship going. and that's why we have such a great rivalry. >> on friday night it didn't really matter who came in first or second. the top two finishers were guaranteed spots on the olympic team. but when it comes to these two and this race, it always counts, and now in their 30s this will be their last olympic games and truly marks the end of an era. definitely an exciting race, but
you know who stole the show again? boomer! boomer phelps, the adorable 7 week old with his noise reducing headphones on. mom, why are you going up and down? you're driving me crazy. when michael phelps won, he quickly calmed down. you have to love that. you can see the conclusion of the swimming finals tonight at 8:00 eastern on the nbc sports network. it is it is so much fun. you're dealing with the best of the best. >> i just love the headphones. go! go! >> i thought he was listening it to music to pump him up -- no, no. it wasn't just michael phelps last night. we have to continue on the olympics. the world's fastest man, you know who i'm talking about, usain bolt, suffered a hamstring tear during the semifinals of the jamaican olympic trials on friday. the six-time olympic gold medal swimmer with drew from the 100-meter finals. he assured fans he is seeking treatment and still hopes to compete in rio. a historic night for minor
league baseball as two women took to the field in california. >> am i in your way? >> making for a co-ed team. for the first time since the 1950s. as steve patterson reports, the crowd was thrilled to be able to cheer them on. >> reporter: summer days don't get much more american than this. pro baseball on the fourth of july weekend. >> let's go! >> reporter: in sonoma friday night, fans weren't just watching a game, they were watching history. two women taking the field as starting pitcher and left fielder. >> i'm so excited. i'm very honored to be out here. >> reporter: 17-year-old kelsie whitmore and piagno signed with the stoppers of pacific association. the two are well accomplished stars on team usa, both eager to show the boys a thing or two on the first professional co-ed baseball team since the 1950s. >> we're doing this because this is a game that we love.
>> reporter: general manager fightmafser calls it monumental. >> when you have a chance to do something that's bigger than the game and certainly bigger than the level of baseball we're at, that becomes a little bit more important than maybe the final score on any given night. >> reporter: so here we are the first time in 60 years two women are on a professional u.s. baseball team with the guys f. that sounds like something out of a hollywood movie that's because the idea comes from an oscar winning filmmaker. >> i always wonder why there couldn't be co-ed baseball. >> reporter: frances ford coppola tasked the team with finding the best female players in the world. he says it's far from a publicity stunt. >> it shouldn't be one woman. it should be four or five so they have colleagues on the team. >> reporter: no storybook on the field. the stomach perfects lost, 8-4. if you spent any time in the crowd -- how cool is it to see girls playing with the guys? >> it's really cool. >> reporter: you'd understand how little runs had to do with
who won. pioneers inspiring the next generation doesn't get more american than that. steve patterson, nbc news, sonoma, california. all right. still to come, a look back at the week's biggest talkers including this moment. did you see it when matt damon went all jason bourne on some unsuspecting people. the top wedding songs that are a must have at any wedding this year. can you guess what they are? don't do it now. >> i'm going to think about it. >> think on it. first this is "today" on nbc.
who will win our mini hot dog eating contest? >> ours is a mini hot dog eat ing contest. love those. the parents behind this wardrobe malfunction. their fame since this went vi l viral. >> are they mini hot dogs or a smaller version -- >> we'll find out. stop talking about the hot dogs. >> it's all coming up. you don't want to miss it. first these messages. good saturday morning and happy holiday weekend. i'm george spencer. let's get right to the forecast for our look at our first alert
neighborhood weather. >> good morning, george. today we're tracking sunshine in the forecast. a breezy start to the day. future cast starting this at 7:00 a.m. i want to show you the potential for some developing clouds as the day progresses. by this afternoon into the evening hours. i'm going to go ahead and say that today is my pick of the holiday weekend and look at this, by tomorrow morning it does look like we have lots of clouds in the forecast and potentially an isolated shower. i have more information of course on social media. back to you. erika, thank you. we have breaking news out of delaware county. two people are dead in a fire in morton. they were pulled out of the home on seeder lane just before 5:00 a.m. we are two,ing to learn more about the victims and cause of that fire. get updates by tapping the nbc 10 app. the wawa welcome america festival is in full swing.
today is free museum day. head over to penn's landing for another show, it's the u.s. army band concert and more fireworks. nbc 10 and telemundo 62 with your home for wawa welcome america and don't forget to download the festival guide so you can get more information on the go. it's all on the nbc 10 app. tonight at midnight road projects funded by new jersey's transportation fund will stop. governor chris christie issued an executive order, it's in response to the state senate refusing to take action on a proposed gas tax. earlier this week the assembly approved the bill that would increase the gas taxqo÷p by 23 s a gallon. that plan would have gradually cut the sales tax by 1% and eliminated a tax on retirement income. that's it for now. i'm george spencer. now we will send you back to "the today show."
♪ ♪ for 42 years i never got fired because i am the boss ♪ ♪ and i have no regrets because of memory loss ♪ that is beloved radio host garrison keillor reflecting on his years at "prairie home companion" for his final radio show. he taped it last night at the famed hollywood bowl. we'll have much more on that coming up here in just a few minutes. meanwhile, it is july 2nd, 2016. and what a nice crowd we have kicking off the fourth of july weekend with us. we have a lot of fun in store for them coming up in our next hour. first, let's take a look at what's making headlines this morning. 20 people are dead after a hostage situation in bangladesh's capital. the standoff inside a bakery lasted 11 hours before police
were able to rush in and kill the six gunmen. 13 hostages were rescued. hillary clinton could be questioned as early as today by the fbi about her private e-mail server. it's the latest step in the legal drama surround iing her u of that server plus secretary of state. and the food product safety recall to tell but this morning. general mills widening its recall of certain flour product because of e. coli. four more people have gotten sick since the initial recall. 42 people in all, many of them from eating raw cookie dough. the general mills recall covers types of gold medal flour, gold medal wonder flour and signature kitchen flours. the recap of the week's biggest headlines. istanbul came under attack. two trains collided in texas. and michael phelps made history. those are just some of the stories that had us talking.
a stunning terror attack at the airport in istanbul, turkey. more than 40 people dead, 200 others wounded. >> turkey has accused isis on an attack that was well planned and executed but could have been far worse if not for the brave actions of turkish security forces. president obama stressed the u.s. will triumph over terrorists. >> this is part of our broader shared fight against terrorist networks. hillary clinton and donald trump responding to the attacks. >> this statement arguing the u.s. cannot retreat and pushing to deepen our cooperation with our allies and partners to defeat radical jihadism. >> you have to fight fire with fire. >> trump did reiterate his call for waterboarding insisting even that's not tough enough for terrorists. ro a fiery scene in texas after two trains collided head-on. the remains of two recovered but a third still missing, presumed to be dead. this video capturing the moments right after impact.
>> oh, my god. >> smoke and flames from the twisted metal cargo containers could be seen from miles away. the cause of the crash is still unknown. california officers salute a fall ep hero. 4-year-old k-9 credo who died in the line of fire. his handler mike parcells breaking down in tears. >> these service dogs, these k-9s are not just dogs, these are police officers. >> a s.w.a.t. team locked in a standoff with an armed man. police say credo went in to attack when the man pulled out a knife. officers fired and both were hit. cradling credo in his arms, officer parcells appears frustrated and upset. credo later died from his injuries at a pet hospital. michael phelps in his signature race, the 200-meter butterfly, making history in the pool once again. qualifying for the record fifth olympic games. his biggest emotion?
relief. >> we talk so much about how much hard they are is than the actual olympics, so, you know, i think just having that off my mind, hopefully i can open some things up and have some fun now. >> and his cheering section a little bigger this time. his baby boy named boomer rooting dad on. how do you deal with your daughter's racy selfies? one dad got in on the action. >> chris martin re-created the selfies right down to the bare midriff and the body art. >> people shared, people liked. i take it out of pure fun. >> that's my legacy, then i'm good with that. >> it was almost like a scene out after jason bourne movie. >> what i need you to do is of vital importance to both of us. >> oh. >> you have to go to that man, take a package from him right now. do it right now. >> this better not be be[ bleep illegal. >> i need you to go buy a hot
dog. >> the hot dog is like $14, man. >> in the end matt damon surprised the willing participants with tickets to the latest bourne movie. the prank was all in good fun benefiting his charity water.org. >> matt damon is the coolest. >> it was really funny. those things i always read, should i watch it? when you watch it, it's funny. >> it's so worth it. >> would you fall for that? >> i guess i do do what people tell me to do so i probably would would. i say yes to everything. >> you know i love hidden cameras. you're next. >> that's true. i'm watching out. >> yes, exactly. we'll talk about the weather. >> okay. we'll have some warm temperatures today especially down along the gulf coast down through texas, too, where temperatures not only warm but humidity is high so it makes it feel a whole lot warmer. we have this little strip in through here where temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees below average and it's mostly because that's where the rain is and a lot of clouds. obviously without the sunshine you get cooler temperatures. st. louis, 73 degrees.
that's it for a high today. kansas city, 74. watch out for pockets of heavy rain. could lead to flash flooding in an instant. that's why it's flash flooding, so something to keep in mind. you go further south, memphis, 94 degrees. jackson, mississippi, 98. that stretches all the way into the southeast. atlanta, 96 degrees on sunday. charlotte, 93 degrees. cincinnati only 72. quincy back through i willinois only 73. again, that's 14 degrees below average. take a look at some of the fireworks forecast. it is going to be hot and humid with scattered showers and storms in dallas on monday and chicago looks like all the rain will stay to the south of you. looks pretty good, partly cloudy, 73 degrees. washington, d.c., that's where most of this weekend is going to be excellent, but you are going to start to see some showers work in. and it looks like that will arrive monday evening. so it could be a little bit stormy. temperatures still warm, about 80. you want to good morning, i'm meteorologist erika martin. a happy start to this independence weekend weather.
weather stories include a breezy start to the day. north-westerlies between 10 to 15 miles per hour, clouds starting to develop later on in the day. otherwise by tomorrow we could see an isolated shower in the forecast and of course we're tracking the potential for some rain showers on july 4th. right now models are still debating on what to expect, but follow us on social media for more updates. and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you, dylan. still to come "eat, pray, love" author. we'll explain. preparing to sign off from a beloved radio show after 40 years. harry smith talks to garrison keillor after these messages. this is a vanilla bean. i see vanilla specks. a little crushed vanilla bean. twenty hundred vanilla specks. breyers has fresh cream, sugar and milk. breyers natural vanilla. milk and fresh cream... and only sustainably farmed vanilla. here's my ice cream dance.
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and for sure, i will mark you forever. but i promise mom, it will be the greatest journey of your life. it is the end of an era. garrison keillor signing off for the last time. the show will air tonight but it will not be live as it usually is. >> on friday garrison and the cast of "prairie home companion" taped the show at the legendary hollywood bowl. nbc's harry smith takes a look back at garrison keillor's remarkable legacy. >> reporter: last night at the hollywood bowl garrison keillor took the stage for the last time as the host of the "prairie home companion." the show was recorded and will air tonight. ♪ that old pea iano from down t avenue ♪ >> reporter: garrison keillor is a wizard who for 42 years has
sum onned us to set aside our woes and listen to a radio show. >> it's been a quiet week in my hometown. >> reporter: we have hummed along to old songs. ♪ this old house here by the road ♪ >> reporter: and hung on every word of radio dramas. >> the secret really is to go into a line of work that died a long time ago. >> reporter: his fans are legion. >> when you think about him not being on the radio anymore. >> oh, i know. i know. i don't know. who can replace him? >> reporter: last saturday they stood in it line to hear him in the berkshires. his final show airs tonight. >> well, i'm sad that he's not going to be on it anymore. >> reporter: do you know how much you're appreciated? >> it comes as a surprise. it's really very sweet. >> reporter: and this report er actually got to perform on the show in 2009.
♪ an experience i still treasure. sue scott has been an actor on the show for 24 years. >> it's been a blessing. i don't deny that opportunity to be part of this unique group, this acting company on the radio show for all these years. seriously, i'm looking for work so call harry. he knows how to get hold of me. ♪ >> reporter: 42 years is a heck of a run. >> i sat at a typewriter and went tap, tap, tap, and it was the beginning of a career. luck. just blind, stupid luck. >> reporter: we feel lucky to have had this refuge, a feeling of home no matter where we are. ♪ good night and joy be with you ♪ >> reporter: harry smith, nbc news, lennox, massachusetts.
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back now on a saturday morning of this fourth of july weekend. we are going to test our knowledge of all things patriotic with a drawing contest. each one of us gets 20 seconds to draw what's written on our cards here while you try to guess what it is. ready? >> i've got this. >> i can't see around you. fireworks. >> bam. it's more about my drawing skills. >> hold this for a minute. >> you're wasting time. >> flip this. >> don't fall. >> such pressure. >> just rip it. >> a river -- >> new york city. >> clouds? >> a cave? a person? >> roasting marshmallows?
>> i don't think it's patriotic. >> well, campfire, summer. i'm with you there. you're a lefty. i didn't know that. >> american flag. betsy ross. >> flag or american flag? >> you know it. >> i'm just going to make up something. >> what? >> no, i know what it is. >> you know you're good. >> a cloud? >> oh, i don't know how to draw this. >> you said you were the best drawer ever. is that a word? it's a seagull? it's a chicken. >> you said you're good at this. this is the worst i've ever seen. >> a bald eagle. >> yes. >> sheinelle, you're up. i'm staying here. >> i crossed out the hair. >> this is easy. >> i thought it was very smart. >> oklahoma. >> what state is that? >> is it a state?
alaska? >> a baseball hat? >> you know what, america. north and south. >> is that good enough? >> united states of america. >> yes! >> all right. here we go. >> jeff. >> oh, it's my turn. >> please, come on. >> this is a good one. >> you're a lefty, too. i just noticed. >> mt. rushmore. >> yeah, i'm like -- lollipop. bomb pops. >> it swings that way. >> liberty bell. >> thank you. >> oh, wait. can we get one off or no? how much time do we have? >> one more. ice cream cone. we nailed every single one, i think. yay us. nice job. still to come, the wild ride for
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neighborhood weather. >> good morning, george. good morning, everybody. future cast, i do want to show you what to expect for today and, in fact, it happens to be my pick of the weekend. not going going on right now. but as we get this into motion we will see a few clouds starting to develop from west to east, southwesterly as well. we're tracking the potential for some clouds in the mix for tomorrow, possibly an isolated t looks like we may see some showers on july 4th. follow us on social media for more updates. george, back to you. >> erika, thank you. we are following wreak out of delaware county. two people are dead after a fire in morton. they were pulled out of a home on cedar lane before 5:00 a.m. we're working to learn more about the victims and what may have caused that fire. get updates by tapping the nbc 10 app. the mega millions jackpot keeps getting bigger. no one matched all of the numbers last night so that jackpot rises to $449 million
for tuesday's drawings. a ticket sold in pennsylvania did match five of the numbers but not the mega ball. it included the optional megaplier so it is worth a cool 2 million. last night's winning numbers 20, 41, 42, 45, 49 and a mega ball of 14. again, that's 20, 41, 42, 45, 49 and a 14 mega ball. it is day two of the strike at the trump taj mahal casino in atlantic city. the union says it couldn't reach an agreement on the new contract. the main sticking point is the union's demand that healthcare and pension plans terminated in bankruptciy court be restored. that is all for now. i'm george spencer. we will send you back for the "today" show.
good morning. holiday alert -- 43 million americans expected to travel this busy fourth of july weekend. it comes at a time of heightened security and rising tensions after recent terror attacks overseas. we're live at one of the nation's busiest airports with what you need to know to get to where you're going safely. ride to remember -- one of nascar's biggest stars is taking us along for the ride of a lifetime with speeds topping nearly 200 miles per hour. what's it feel like to be inside that car on the daytona speedway? and fourth of july fun. what better way to celebrate america's independence than with our favorite foods? wove a burger cookoff, a hot dog eating contest. we'll top it all off with ice
cream, "today," july 2nd, 2016. ♪ put my hand up they're playing my song ♪ ♪ the butterflies floi away honeymooning at the "today" show. >> i'm on tv. >> the tod"today" show's little fan. >> hello from ft. drum. >> i'm 13 today. >> happy birthday! ♪ a party in the usa ♪ it's a party in the usa this part of the show makes me happy. good morning. welcome back to "today" on a saturday morning. a huge crowd enjoying the fourth of july weekend with us. we'll, of course, go outside and say hi to them coming up in a little bit. good morning. >> good morning to you. we were talking about how beautiful the weather is in new york city. it was pounding rain on our windows, you were lulled to sleep by the thunder and lightning. >> it timed out perfectly. let's begin this hour with the fourth of july weekend. we have it covered from the weather to those rising tensions as millions of americans travel
this weekend. let's begin with nbc's morgan radford at jfk international airport in new york. how is it going so far? >> reporter: sheinelle there's beefed up security here at jfk. there was a security scare just three days ago. thankfully everything did turn out to be okay but, still, across the city 1,000 newly sworn in police officers are patrolling new york while 5,000 officers are patrolling chicago and the coast guard is sweeping the west coast. but still, sheinelle, a lot of people i spoke to said they feel pretty safe. take a listen to this it dad. do you feel safe traveling? >> well, you know, i have a lot of faith obviously in our security and our government trying to keep the citizens safe and at the same time as a parent i also want what's best for my child. i try to keep my eyes on him as best i can and pray for the best. >> reporter: the reality is, though, sheinelle, 85% of travelers are actually getting behind the wheel especially
since gas is down to $2.28 a gallon. authorities say no matter how you're get to go where you're going, it's important to stay vigilant this weekend is not about fear. it's about freedom. sheinelle? >> we'll take that. morgan, thank you. dylan has made her way outside for another check of the weather. another good one in the northeast. it is going to be really nice in the northeast. almost chilly because the cold front that front us storms cleared out the humidity. we do have heavy rain moving through eastern kansas and northeastern nebraska right now. we have this stalled front. and what that means is the rain is going nowhere fast. these areas of low pressure will continue to pass through the midwest meaning that we do have the potential of some flash flooding because some of these downpours could produce 3, 4, 5 inches of rain in a short amount of time. as we go through the day today, we are going to continue to see the rain fall in places like kansas city through st. louis and by the time we get to monday evening in time for the fireworks, it's going to make its way all the way over to washington, d.c. take a look at some of our
rainfall totals. we could see as much widespread 3-5 inches but some isolated higher amounts closer to 5-8 inches and that's why we have the flash flood watches in effect. something we need to keep an eye on in that one area all weekend long. jeff? >> dylan, thank you so very much. c california once again has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation as governor jerry brown signs sixth new gun control measures. part of the changes will limit magazine capacity to ten bullets, require background checks for those purchasing ammunition, and restrict the lending of firearms. the fourth of july weekend already starting off with fire work as ohio holds its largest display, and sales are expected to skyrocket for the holiday as states relax their laws. the industry anticipates a big bang with fireworks bringing in a record $800 million. now for a sad update about a person we first introduced you to last year. you may remember i had a chance to meet the nation's oldest park ranger. she's 94 years old.
her name is betty. unfortunately, she is recovering this morning from a beating and a robbery at her home. police in california say an intruder repeatedly punched her before she was able to lock herself in a bathroom. among the items he stole from her, look at this, it was a commemorative coin she received from president obama. that coin will be replaced but when we heard about the story it grabbed our attention. it's absolutely heartbreaking. >> it's horrific. who in the world -- >> it's so sad. >> the burglary and the robbery aside, who punches a 94-year-old woman at all? >> this is a woman who people sign up for her tours months in advance. she's very well known in the community. people are so proud of her. so it probably wasn't a secret that she received this coin and this coin was in her home, but the fact somebody broke into her home and they didn't just steal it, they punched her, attacked her. >> disgusting. >> we hope that person is caught. >> maybe president obama will give her a new one in person. >> that's a nice eidea actually.
time for a check of the country's forecast. dylan is back outside. hi, dylan. and somebody pointed out to me he noticed my goosebumps. it's a little chilly, right, in the shade. we are feeling the holiday spirit. i love this hat. i have to get myself one of those. we are seeing really nice weather for most of the country as we go through this fourth of july weekend. in the northeast temperatures in the lower 80s. the only real spot we're looking at heavy rain is through the midwest which i pointed out on s sunday still looking at the heavy rain in the midwest. it does make its way into washington, d.c., by later monday. you could see a spot shower later sunday. that rain continues with scattered showers and storms, something to keep an eye out for if you have your outdoor barbecues. look out for the darker clouds in the skies. kansas city, we'll dry out by monday. hot and humid down south. on the west coast temperatures inhe mid t
and that's your latest forecast. guys? all right, thank you, diyla. it's going to be a big night for racing fans when the coke zero 400 at daytona speedway gets under way tonight. on friday last year's nascar champ kyle busch had a crash on a practice round. he's doing just fine and will race tonight. it was in the moments after the race he invited the weather channel's jim cantore along for a very fast ride. and jim filed this report shortly after. >> reporter: welcome to daytona international speedway. i got a chance to ride with kyle
busch, one of nascar's best, last year's champion, by the way. he gave me the ride of my life. >> are you ready? let's go. >> reporter: kyle busch is one of nascar's biggest stars, known for driving his car to the limit. last year right here at daytona he broke his right leg and left foot in a horrifying crash, but rather than give up, he fought back returning to racing three months later and miraculously winning the sprint cup. >> holy smokes. fourth gear. >> reporter: how fast are we going, kyle? >> pretty fast. how about that? >> reporter: pretty fast, okay. fair enough. >> this is probably a good 190-195 miles an hour. you notice how close you get to the wall. >> reporter: yes. you should see the wall from this seat.
>> yeah, you don't want to hit them. >> reporter: wow! >> it's almost like a chess match. you have to kind of plan a couple moves ahead. >> reporter: right, right. >> figure out where you can beat your competitors around you and their mistake. we're going to shoot to pit road this time but we're going to do a hot entry. >> reporter: okay. >> so hold on to your head. >> reporter: i'll hold on to whatever i can. >> pit road speed. >> reporter: a little tough going from 200 down to 60, isn't it? fantastic. thank you, brother. >> no problem. >> reporter: that was pan as it particular. man, that was the ride of my life. i thought i was a good driver. i can do a few things. i grew up in vermont and raced on the snow. kyle absolutely phenomenon. they are top athletes. i think i lost 40 pounds just in
that little trek i took. wow, what a great ride. what a ride. >> in that case, sign me up. >> can you handle that? >> well, for that. it was a thrill just watching it. my goodness. thank you, jim, for that report. you can catch the coke zero 400 tonight. coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on nbc. still to come here on "today" we'll talk to the parents behind this viral photo. a dad dressed his daughter up for daycare, forgot to put a shirt on her. no big deal, right? >> little details. plus, why is lady gaga doing something at 30? we'll tell
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this week. the hot grandpa because he post this had photo on facebook. the internet dubbed 354-year-old irvin randall mr. steal your grandma. irvin, who is a grandfather of two explained to our affiliate in hughouston he had no idea hes trending or probably what that was until his daughter who lives in california called him to let him know. he said he really didn't understand what trending meant but quickly figured out what it was when he hopped online and saw the pictures everywhere. >> he has the duck face. >> a full zoolander. he knew. >> oh, this? it's wedding season. everybody knows that. so billboard top wedding deejay s from around the united states, the billboard reached out to find out what were some of the most played wedding songs. are you ready for the top three? number three, shut up and dance by walk the moon. ♪ just keep are eyes on me >> you know this song. >> it's my kids' favorite. ♪ shut up and dance with me
>> number two -- you have to know number two, "shake it off" by taylor swift. >> that's a fun one. >> you can just kind of go like this. if you can't dance. that's what i do. >> it's a weird wedding song. >> it's not a wedding song, it's played at weddings. >> got it. >> ready for the number one -- the number one requested song at a wedding is "uptown funk" featuring bruno mars. >> my 4-year-old, blake, runs around and sings this song but can't -- he says the "f" word accidentally sometimes because i doesn't know what it means. some laughs. >> fun note about my wedding, gangnam style was popular. that looked great in a wedding dress. >> can we find that? >> i don't think there's any video of that. finally speaking of outfits, this adorable -- i don't want to
call it a wardrobe disaster. a cute malfunction, maybe. anyway, it's quickly gone viral with nearly 65,000 likes. let's recap it for you. i'm sure there are dads watching right now, i don't see what the problem is. this is cute, a cute little outfit. the dad, jeremy, dressed little olivia for daycare but forgot to include one thing, the shirt. so imagine mom's surprise when she picked up little olivia from dayca daycare. where is your shirt, sweetie? it's adorable. >> it's the shoes that's hilarious. did you send her to daycare without a shirt? he says, no, i put her with that thing on. >> we have mom, dad, baby olivia and big brother brady here to tell us how this unfolded. first of all, good morning. thank you for waking up with us this morning. >> oh, it's nice to be here. >> so, jeremy, we'll start with you. we saw your text admitting confusion about the baby's outfit. so we have to ask, what were you thinking? >> i thought she looked cute. >> by the way, she was. she was cute. >> she was.
>> totally adorable. >> that was your thought. brooke, when you walked into daycare to pick olivia up and saw her without a top, what was your first reaction? >> well, at first i looked at our daycare provider and i said, did she come like that or did she mess up her shirt? and she kind of laughed, nope, that's how dad sent her. >> did the daycare center say anything to you when you dropped her off, like a look like, okay? >> for me or jeremy? >> jeremy. >> they didn't say anything to me. i just handed her off and went about my business. i thought she looked great. >> she did look great. i don't want you to feel so bad, dad to dad here, your daughter probably should have been wearing a shirt but check this out. you were actually part of a fashion trend. we're showing our viewers at home heidi klum also rocking the very same look. >> rocking it. >> that's all you were doing, jeremy. why does everyone have to hate?
>> olivia will have a future in supermodel stardom right there. >> are you surprised by all of this attention? >> oh, my gosh, yes. it's been crazy overwhelming. we had no eidea that it would blow up like this and it's just been -- it's really exciting but it's just silly. >> maybe a casting direcrto will call and get your kids in a peanut butter commercial. >> with shirt. >> thank you for waking up with us. dad, continue to just do what you do, my friend. >> with a shirt maybe next time. continue being a great dad. you're awesome. thank you. "eat, pry, love's" elizabeth gilbert is making a change and lady gaga has a new claim to fame. dylan? >> first up, if you didn't read the book "eat, pray, love" you heard about it or saw the movie starring julia roberts. it's a love story chronicling author elizabeth gilbert's journey. it ends with her finding her happily ever after. sadly the author just revealed this news on her facebook page. i am separating from the man who
many of you know as philippe, the man i fell in love with at the end of the "eat, pry, love" journey. she asked for privacy saying this is a story i'm living not a story that i am telling. sorry to hear about that. moving on to reese witherspoon who proves stars are just like us, they, too, make ridiculous online purchases late at night. what did she buy? a giant, and i mean giant, beachball. she took to instagram to share the new toy. if you can't tell, i'm very happy about my late night online purchase. by the way, reese is vacationing in the bahamas and has an awesome instagram account. if you don't follow her you might want to. >> what do you do with the ball? >> how did they inflate it? >> the automatic thing, otherwise you're passing out. >> it's ready to be played with. finally to lady gaga, the 30-year-old has many accomplishments, grammies, guinness world records, not to mention 27 million albums and 146 million singles sold worldwide. there's one accomplishment the artist couldn't add to her list
until now. get this, lady gaga revealed she just got her driver's license. i repeat it, at 30 years old she just got her driver's license. she broke the news saying thelma and police, yes, i got my license. i'm free. rolling with the homeys. we'll see her strolling down new york city. >> she is from new york city. >> that's the thing. when i moved to new york four years ago, we sold our car. besides renting every now and then you don't use a driver's license. >> gaga gets a pass. still ahead, be ready to be amazed and maybe grossed out. two champs from the nathan's hot dog eating contest chowing down , what else, hot dogs.on
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neighborhood weather. erika. >> good morning, george. a really nice day in the forecast, already seeing plenty of sunshine out there. a couple of clouds developing laterc'e)q day, but weather stories include an a.m. breeze, north-westerlies kicking up a little bit, ranging between 10 and 20 miles per hour, lighter along the shoh2;e. very high uv indices. also a high pollen count for today simply because conditions are dryer. your local neighborhood forecast is at the bottom of your screen. for tomorrow it looks like clouds start to develop throughout the day and possibly seeing an isolated shower, a spot shower for parts of delaware. of course, you can always follow us on social media for more updates on that and a i'm also tracking the threat of some rain for july 4th. back to you. new this morning two people are dead after a house fire in morton, delaware county. they were pulled out of that home on cedar lane just before 5:00 a.m. right now we're working to learn more about the victims and cause of that fire.
you can get updates on the nbc 10 app. the wawa welcome america festival is in full swing. today is few museum day at the national stoougs center, then at 8:00 p.m. tonight head over to penn's landing for another show, it's the u.s. army's band own concert and more fireworks. here is a look at one of the main events from last night. breathtaking fireworks along the delaware river. you can see spectators lined up at penn's landing to watch that light show. remember nbc 10 and tell mund da 10 are your wawa home for wawa welcome america. you can get a full list of the events for the entire weekended on the nbc 10 app. that is all for now. i'm george spencer. we'll send you back to the "today" chicago. nbc 10 news today continues.
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♪ he makes the company jump he's the bugel boy of company b ♪ ♪ the bugel boy of company b all right, ladies. love it. we are back this saturday morning, july 2nd, 2016. that, of course, is the american bombshells with a very patriotic tune this morning. these ladies travel around the country and perform for our troops and veterans, allie is the founder and co--ceo of the group. good morning. what a performance. tell us you started this group. what's the mission and how did you pull it all together? >> yes, so we're a charity organization and our mission is to serve and honor our military, veterans, first responders and their families by creating and supporting unique programs that raise morale, entertain and
inspire patriotism. >> well, the "today" show family was introduced to you two years ago. since then you've done a lot. what are your hopes for the future? >> besides looking and sounding amazing. >> really, the hope is just to continue to grow, to continue to serve the way we have been but to be able to take it to an even greater scale where we can serve more and be in more places and to be able to give back further with even the american bombshells, our morale shows and some of our other support programs as well. >> well, you're pretty great already, ladies. >> another round of applause. all right. still to come, keeping the patriotic theme going with a little bit of our favorite foods to celebrate. first up hot dogs. and the best part about july 4th nathan's annual hot dog eating contest. the reigning champ and former champ right here on rockefeller plaza. >> and already fighting over the bell.
more competition, this time with some burgers. we have two great chefs out on the plaza going toe to toe for a good old-fashioned burger cookoff. and later we'll end the morning on a sweet note. i'll take you inside penn state where they taught me how to make ice cream and how to scoop and serve it, too. i'll serve you some. >> we are about to chow down as you can tell. >> i went to penn state, i made ice cream. >> i didn't make the batch you're going to eat, so you don't have to worry. >> let's talk about the weather one more time. taking a look at the weather across the country on this fourth of july, on monday, things are being looing pretty good. the scattered showers and storms possibly earlier in the afternoon in washington, d.c., on monday and then we'll start to see some improvements by monday night. now on the fourth of july itself we are going to see the fireworks not really affected across the northeast through new england but we will see them affected possibly down through washington, d.c. down in the southeast or, sorry, the midwest, that heavy rain continues throughout most of the weekend, back through omaha into st. louis, chicago should stay dry.
73 degrees and partly cloudy and down south now we are going to see temperatures on the warmer side. we should top out with highs in the upper 90s to nearly 100 degrees. dallas will see some scattered showers and storms as well. atlanta looks hot, 94. we should be all right for the fireworks. maybe not so much in dallas. keep an eye to the sky. and then out on the western half of the country for monday things are looking quiet. seattle 70 degrees and good morning, i'm meteorologist erika martin. a happy start to this independence day weekend. weather stories including a breezy start to the day, north wells between 10 to 15 miles per hour, clouds starting to develop later on in the day. otherwise by tomorrow we could see an isolated shower in the forecast and of course we're tracking the potential for some rain showers on july 4th. right now models are still debating on what to expect. follow us on social media for more updates.
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welcome back. we're looking forward to this all morning, something we look forward to every fourth of july and this year nathan's is celebrating a big anniversary 100 years of making hot dogs and this morning we have a treat for you. we have eight-time champion joey chestnut here. >> joey! >> joey. but -- but, he was unseated last year by the 23 ye-year-old undeg matt s it tonie who is also here. they will be competing on july 4th. we're going to have a little competition for you this morning. are you ready for a little mini competition? >> i'm ready. >> game faces on. first we want to talk to george shea and you are -- you run this every single year. you're the guy. >> it's an honor. >> it is the honor. it's 100-year anniversary. you have an anecdote about how it started with the immigrants in 1916. >> nathan's famous was started
in 1916 with a loan but in the same year the contest began, an irish immigrant, jim mullen, and three other immigrants, said whoever can eat the most hot dogs is the most american, and they launched a tradition that has lasted for 100 years. >> basically a street corner fight about who is more patriotic and here we are. you're going to call this competition today. >> i'm ready. it's almost go time. the hat goes on. >> 30 seconds on the clock. this is a 30-second competition. do you want to make bets? >> i don't know. they're so trim. >> so let's get 30 seconds on the clock. ready, set, go. >> there they can. >> joey chestnut, last weekend, 73 1/2 hot dogs but matt s itto, he's dunking, he's dunking. joey chestnut seems to be off his game. matt stonie going down, ladies and gentlemen.
the rock on which he stands is not a rock. it's the united states of america. we're going to count it down. counting it down now at the end of the line here. four, three, two, one. [ buzzer ] oh, my glory. >> hold on. was anyone counting? >> what did we get? >> matt, how many? four? how many? >> five. >> ladies and gentlemen, it may be an omen here today, in first place on the "today" show mini 30-second contest former champion joey chestnut with five hot dogs. >> way to be, joey. >> or matt may be playing a little rope-a-dope. >> how do you train for is this? >> i love to eat. i will do a cycle, a practice, and then fast. every time i eat it and digest it i can do more the next time. >> good luck to both of you on july 4th. well done. thank you very much. i'll be watching. still to come on "today" from hot dogs to dogs and burgers, another staple of any july 4th
this morning the fun continues this morning. and "today food" we celebrate america on this fourth of july weekend in the best way possible with a burger cookoff. right here on the plaza. our judges at the judging table ready to chow down and declare a best burger winner. are you eating already? >> yes. >> we have chef andy from here in new york city and then kevin of spraga in philly. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> we're going to start with you, andy. this is the red, white and blue burger. >> it's inspired by the fourth of july. it has the spicy heirloom tomato
marm marmalade, fresh basil and a blue cheese to go on top. >> anytime we have chefs here and talk about burgers, it's all about the blends. >> no, you have to blend. this blend for the most flavorful and juicy we're going with a brisquette and short rib blend. you ask your butcher to do it, it will be amazing. >> can i try it before we move on? >> let's build it. i'm going to need your help. >> we have to do this in ten second. >> in ten seconds, all right. it's even faster. top it with more amazing blue cheese, really brings out the delicious funk in that dry age. >> delicious funk. i love it. who doesn't want funk on a saturday morning. >> finish it with the most amazing tomato jam, sweet and spicy. >> can i bite now? >> try it. spices. it will make you forget all about the ketchup. >> the ketchup who needs the ketchup? all right, kevin.
you have the southern burger. >> yes. >> talk to me. >> ground short rib chuck, beef as well. >> another blend. >> come back sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, chili, a little bit of dill. >> comeback sauce? >> comeback sauce. and then are you ready to build this? we have some caramelized onion jam. put that down. >> how are you liking it so far? i see you're talking through. >> amazing. i'm just going back and forth between the two. >> i have a full mouth. i don't know what to say. >> a little bacon. you can't go wrong with bacon. >> everybody has their own little -- >> it's supposed to be hard. it's not supposed to be easy. salt and pepper. everyone forgets that. salt and pepper, a little onion. not too much. some lettuce. >> and what's the secret of good burger for our people watching on fourth of july? >> not overcooking it. that's it. >> they always say not to mash it. >> don't mash it either. >> oh, my gosh. oh, man. >> it's going to be tough?
>> that's not fair, you guys. i'm hoping it's a tie. all right, guys. we have to do this. >> this one -- >> we have our red, white and blue and our southern burger. what do you pick, one, two, three. >> red, white, and blue. it's a tie. >> they're both amazing. >> that comeback sauce is on point. >> there are different things that make it amazing. how about i not talk with my mouth full. >> i have to see this. >> i love that. how about that? give each other your props. >> the only thing with the blue cheese i didn't get the blue cheese. >> what did you say? >> i can't eat blue cheese right now -- >> because she's pregnant. >> so i'm missing out on a little extra flavor. >> the blue cheese is key. >> you both crushed it. crushed it. >> how does it work for you to go to restaurants and try the other -- try what the other person is doing, how does it
work? >> i love food so i eat all the time everywhere. >> someone taking pictures, writing notes. >> in your restaurant? thank you so much. happy fourth. i should tell you we're givers this morning so you can find both recipes on today.com/food. that was fantastic. so here's the deal. are you ready to top it off? you can't have a barbecue without some ice cream to top it all off. dylan takes us inside one ice creamery to see how it's made. anyone with type 2 diabetes knows how it feels to see your numbers go up, despite your best efforts. but what if you could turn things around? what if you could... love your numbers? discover once-daily invokana®. it's the #1 prescribed sglt2 inhibitor that works to lower a1c. a pill taken just once in the morning, invokana® is used along with diet and exercise to significantly lower blood sugar
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tthe whitenessmy wasn't there as much, my teeth didn't look as healthy as others. my dentist said that pronamel would help protect my teeth. pronamel is giving me the confidence to know that i'm doing the right thing so it's nice to know that it was as simple as that. there is no better way to end a barbecue than with an ice cream. the rice in popularity of gelatto. you can't beat a cold ice cream cone. july is national ice cream month. i went to penn state university where you can learn about ice cream, how to make it, what's
all in it and get college credit at the same time. >> here comes mr. salty. >> there's no denying it, america loves ice cream. on average each of us eats 48 pints of it a year and 87% of us have the sweet treat in our freezer at any given time. as a former ice cream scooper, yes, that's actually me taking orders behind carrie bradshaw, i'm no novice which is why i couldn't pass up the opportunity to learn more about my favorite frozen dessert. to get the scoop on how ice cream is made, i came here it to penn state university where they have 200 holsteins. it's as fresh as it gets literally from cow to cone. first up, ice cream 101, the science. >> the freezing point is going to go down as the sugar content increases and then we're going to process this -- yes, dylan? >> shouldn't there be more
people in this class? >> yes, we offered it six months ago. >> oh. okay. so i was a little late to class, but they made an exception for me. once a year dr. robert roberts offers two college level courses about ice cream. both of which are open to the public. once i had my fill of ice cream basics, it was time to see how it's made. and we're in. first, 600 gallons of milk and pumped through the plant. that takes us right to here. >> this is the start of the system that kills the become te bacteria in the product. >> then it needs time to age. aging like wine? >> like wine, fine wine. it ages 24 hours. >> flavor and add-ins like cookie chunks or fudge. we snuck a container before it's frozen. it doesn't even need to be frozen. but back to the process and into the freezer.
>> and with the windchill it's about 100 below zero. the product will sit in here 24 hours before we move it into storage. >> all right. that's all i needed to know. >> i gathered that. >> i went to the creamery store to give scooping the old college try. you have rules here, right? you can't mix flavors? >> you can't mix flavors. the only person we've ever done it for is bill clinton. >> now it's my turn. chocolate chip on a cone? this one is a little sloppy. how is that? the cherry on top, my hard work was rewarded in the sweetest way possible. i've been waiting all day to eat ice cream. >> we hear that a lot. >> how do you think i did? >> you did well. you passed the course. >> thank you. tada. look at that. >> so cool. >> a beautiful piece of art. >> i thought you nailed it. >> i learned a lot. they told you how to scoop properly.
there's a technique. i will share my which isdom. they used a scoop like this with warm water. do you want a cone? >> i'll have a cone. ladies first. >> we have different flavors that are all kind of special to penn state. we have chocolate ice cream, chocolate chips and vanilla bean, i have to try this. strawberry ice cream, black raspberry sauce and dark chocolate flakes. we have cookies and cream. >> yum. >> that's my favorite. and bittersweet mint. it's mint ice cream and dark chocolate chips. that's the one you want, right? >> yes. >> the technique is to start with a small ball on the bottom -- >> and roll it. >> and stuff it in. >> roll it. >> then it gets in the bottom and then you go -- this is where -- >> you're a generous scooper. >> i worked at a soft ice cream shop. >> and then you put the thing on top. >> it looks pretty good. that's not bad. >> what else would you like?
>> i'm going with quini bean. >> at penn state they don't let you mix it up. you can only choose one flavor. >> i was surprised they have a class. >> there are people that are from haagen-dazs, from major ice cream companies who want to know the secret to get the creamiest ice cream to get just the right ice cream or it could be foodies at home. >> we're going to tighten it up. let me help you out. >> do you have to be a student to take the class? >> you don't have to be. >> what flavor? >> cookies and cream in a cup. >> you're just like me. >> this has been a fun morning. thank you for coming. that's going it to do it for us. tomorrow on "today" the star of the unbreakable kimmy schmidt, the office and bridesmaids. >> i just learned how to do this. >> head over to the "today" facebook page. we have a live chat in a few minutes. >> you try it but everyone else, you have a happy and safe fourth of july, see friends, enjoy
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clouds may be on the way. we'll get your neighborhood forecast just ahead. good morning and welcome to nbc 10 news today. i'm george spencer. it is almost 9:00 on this saturday morning. let's get a check of the forecast and our weekend neighborhood weather with meteorologist erika martin. erika. >> good morning, george. good morning, everybody. conditions right now perfectly ideal, i'd say high pressure system, a weak one, in control so it's high and dry right now. clouds are breaking so nice sunshine out there. pick of the weekend i'd say. it's a little breezy with north-westerlies ranging between 10 and 20 miles per hour, otherwise clouds developing overnight tonight into tomorrow. if you look at the bottom of your screen you will see your neighborhood forecast. by monday, july 4th, we do have the threat of rain and right now i'm currently comparing model data because of course i want to keep you updated and you can always follow us on social media for more of those updates. fourth of july planner it looks like we do have plenty of clouds in the ca