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weather and traffic on the nbc 10 app. the "today" show is next. have a great morning. we'll see you in 25. good morning. hell hath no fury. >> she's the devil. she made a deal with the devil. it's true. >> donald trump launches a new attack against hillary clinton and says he's concerned the election is going to be rigged against him. while our new poll out this morning shows trump falling eight points behind his democratic rival. unprecedented. the cdc telling pregnant women to avoid travel to a miami named where ten more people have contracted zika. leap of faith. he made history by jumping out of a plane without a parachute at 25,000 feet landing safely in a giant net. so what could luke aikens
possibly do to top that? we'll ask him in his first live interview since that remarkable stunt. defending the decision. the president of the international olympic committee explains why he did not ban all russian athletes from the games. >> you cannot punish a human being for the failure of his or her government. >> as more members of team usa arrive in rio and the countdown is on for the games to begin, "today," tuesday, august 2nd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" countdown to rio with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie, live from rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to a special split edition of "today" on a tuesday morning. beautiful shots of rio. matt has made his way to the
boardwalk just off copacabana beach. friday's opening ceremony just three short days away. i see you with the jacket there. we have to remember, this is winter in rio. >> it is winter. we're dead in the middle of winter. temperatures during the day can get up into the 80s when the sun is out. it's a lot chillier today. probably 70 degrees. it's a little overcast and the wind is blowing. we are along the prominad at copacabana beach. it goes all of the way along this cove and it's a busy and popular place. the beach is right here obviously. but during the day, all times of the day, you'll find people here walking, strolling with their kids, exercising. exercise is very popular here because they all want to look good in those tiny little bathing suits they wear on the beaches and because, savannah, we're at the olympics, we sent our researchers and interns and our production assistants out on their morning run for starbucks
this morning, so they should be back any moment now. meanwhile, coming up, we'll have a lot from rio including that story you just talked about. thomas bach commenting on their decision not to ban the entire russian team from these games. you know about sugarloaf, right, savannah? >> sugarloaf mountain. >> exactly. that iconic granite peak. hoda and i took a journey up there yesterday. the view is spectacular. we'll have that for you as well. >> looking forward to that. let's start with the presidential race. our new nbc news survey monkey online tracking poll following her nomination at the democratic national convention, hillary clinton now leads it. donald trump, 50% to 42%. that's a seven-point jump from last week. nbc's hallie jackson has the race covered this morning. she's in columbus, ohio. hallie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. that online poll you just referenced shows a seven-point
bounce now for hillary clinton coming out of her convention as her rival, donald trump, faces new fallout today from multiple controversies. he often calls her crooked. now donald trump has a new name for hillary clinton. >> she's the devil. >> reporter: that insult coming as trump slams the endorsement of bernie sanders. >> he made a deal of with the definitely. she's a devil. >> reporter: a new fiery attack. the gop nominee not backing off criticism of the khan family whose son was killed in iraq. >> as far as i'm concerned he's a hero. horrible things were said about me. >> reporter: trump later adding -- >> the son wouldn't have died because i wouldn't have been in the war if i was president back then. >> reporter: the gold star parents keeping up their own attack. >> some good, hearted, sincere,
genuine patriotic american falling in his trap. he's a snake solesman. >> reporter: another military mom confronting trump's vp. mike pence forced to defend his running mate on the campaign trail. the last 24 hours have seen an avalanche of republican responses. almost all praising captain humayun khan's service. john mccain said trump doesn't have an unfettered license to defend those who are the best among us but mccain and other republicans still not unendorsing the nominee. >> i support the nominee of the party. >> i would not have said what he said in the way he said it because the family had a right to speak out. >> reporter: democrats digging
in. >> i mean, is there no limit to which this guy will descend? >> reporter: all this as clinton faces her own controversy over her e-mails. fact checkers giving their worst rating to her response to this question on fox news. >> fbi director james comey said none of those things that you told the american public were true. >> chris, that's not what i heard director comey say. director comey said my answers were truthful. >> reporter: clinton getting backing from billionaires like warren buffett laying down a challenge to trump. release your returns, buffett said. >> i'm under audit, too. >> reporte there are no rules. >> reporter: here's something else making headlines for trump this morning. his comments to a "usa today" columnist about the sexual harassment complaints against fox news' roger ailes. when asked what he would do if his daughter was treated the way
that ailes allegedly behaved. i would like to think ivanka would find another career or company if that was the case. as an author points out, most women aren't able to quit her job and why a woman should upend her career because she ended up in the crosshairs of some harasser. >> hallie jackson on the trail. thank you. lots to talk about with mark halperin. good morning to you. trying to figure this out with donald trump. this story has been kept alive for four days. is this strategy on his part or has he lost control of this? i think about president george w. bush who received this kind of criticism from many people including cindy sheehan but he didn't engage with cindy sheehan. he disagreed with that criticism but didn't attack her. i don't understand what trump's strategy is. >> you would be in the same place as a lot of republicans including senior republicans.
no one has ever behaved quite like this in presidential politics. he's gone after people before in the past. john mccain and others and succeeded by showing strength but he's chosen to keep up a long running battle with the most sympathetic people you can imagine, gold star families. >> pushing off otherwise negative stories about hillary clinton that may lead all of the headlines. >> greatest frustration for republicans who want him to win is you have the remarks that hallie jackson mentioned about hillary clinton talking about the fbi investigation where she clearly wasn't accurate. you've got gdp growth numbers. >> sluggish. >> weak economic numbers for the incumbent party. a lot of republicans are wonder why donald trump continues to fight with the khan but why isn't he focusing on these issues at a time when he did not get as good a convention bounce as hillary clinton did. >> meanwhile, you have top republicans like speaker ryan, senator mcconnell, john mccain, speaking out denouncing this
attack on the khans personally and khan service. you don't see them rescinding their endorsement of donald trump. do you think pressure is growing on them to do so? >> you don't see many of them on camera saying things. this is an uncomfortable situation for republicans. you have lots of family members i'm hearing of prominent republicans, sons and daughters and spouses saying this is not good. this is not the right way. you should consider unendorsing. i think most of them want to wait for the first debate. they still hope trump wins. they still feel their electoral fate is tied to donald trump. if they enunendorse, they're worried the whole party goes down. polls don't look great for him right now. still close enough they hope that he can come back and party can be unified in the fall. >> he made that intriguing comment yesterday about the system being rigged. some people interpreted that as he's laying the groundwork already that if he loses he can say, well, there was something unfair about the process. do you interpret it that way?
>> there's that possibility that he wants to have a hedge against the loss to say i couldn't win because the system is rigged. it's bad for the country. we need bipartisan, nonpartisan sense that elections are fair, the kind of chaos that donald trump sows may be about himself and not good for the whole country because this election is who wi going to be hotly contested. let's move to new cases of zika leading the cdc to issue an historic travel warning for parts of miami as crews there do whatever they can to stop that virus from spreading further. nbc's kerry sanders is right there in the thick of the battle. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. these are the weapons of war. an airplane that flies late at night, early in the morning, just down over neighborhoods skimming the neighborhoods, letting out a thin mist of insecticide and also fogger trucks. trucks that go out and do the same thing with broward county
mosquito control. the fear is what looks like a one square mile of miami could spread if the mosquito population is not squashed immediately. this morning the streets of this popular miami neighborhood filled with clouds of insecticide. an urgent all-out counter attack. the enemy, mosquitos carrying the zika virus. >> we're very active in making sure we do everything we can to control the spread of zika in our state. >> reporter: this morning public health officials with an extraordinary warning. pregnant women being advised to avoid miami's artsy windwood district. >> to be safe pregnant women shouldn't travel there and if pregnant women live or work there, they should do everything possible to prevent mosquito bites. >> reporter: florida officials now rushing in reinforcements. an emergency response team from the cdc. alarm bells going off after the number of zika cases from local mosquitos more than tripled from 4 to 14 in less than a week.
>> my primary concern is just obviously the apparent connection. >> reporter: many patients are scared. >> now that it hit home, we're extremely concerned about the zika virus. >> reporter: growing concern throughout florida that fear of zika will put a damper on the state's crucial tourism industry. while officials worry zika may spread, word about the virus still has not. you didn't even know? >> no. >> reporter: are you concerned now that you hear that? >> i'm not pregnant. >> right now i'm here. i'm already here. >> we're not leaving. >> reporter: the fogger trucks and airplanes that are laying that insecticide down also have another problem and that is rain, which dilutes the insecticide and it's that rain that creates puddles where the mosquitos breed. we had a lot of rain here last
night. savannah? >> kerry, tough situation down there for sure. thank you so much. doctor, good morning. we're at this moment that public officials have been warning about and worrying about where we have locally transmitted cases the zika. what are the chances that it really can be confined to just this small little area? >> the issue is this. what we've always banked on is that the urban infrastructure in this country will not facilitate or allow the epidemic to grow the way it has in south america and latin america because part of the advisement and guidance has been stay inside, stay in air conditioning, use your screens. there's a lot more information. more education about this. we have some of the preparedness but some of the concerns in the last 24 hours is the insecticide working? even though we tell people to
remove standing water, it can grow eggs in the size of a bottle cap. it's a challenge to say the least. >> i wonder why the warning was confined to just this neighborhood. i get that's where we know for a fact the zika mosquitos are but it's not like mosquitos observe borders. why not make it bigger in an abundance of caution? >> i think the answer lies in that this is an actively ongoing investigation and surveillance. i think the guidance as we will see will probably change on a fairly rapid basis. as we discussed earlier, the mosquito itself doesn't travel that far. it has a narrow spectrum where it can travel but human beings hijack the bug and start traveling and where we're concerned about the threat. >> that's a question we were talking about ever the show. how is it transmitted? does it go from mosquito to mosquito? >> no. it goes from a mosquito that's infected, bites a human being, that human being travels, does
whatever he or she does, gets bitten by another mosquito and the human being is the host transmitting it to the mosquitos. the mosquito doesn't transmit to another adult, it lays eggs. that's how generation to generation the mosquito population can get out of control that's infected with this virus. >> thank you so much. let's head back down to rio and matt. >> all right. thank you very much. more and more athletes, more and more spectators arriving every day with the opening ceremony now just three days away. the big news here today, those comments from thomas bach, head of the ioc, defending the ioc's decision not to ban the entire russian olympic team in the wake of that doping scandal. nbc's keir simmons has more.
>> reporter: more bitter arguments over whether any of russia's athletes should be allowed to compete. this morning brazil's incredible coastline the stunning setting for this year's olympics has many athletes arriving in rio overwhelmed like the usa's volleyball team who says complaints of unfit accommodations haven't hit them. >> the village has been wonderful. food has been great. scenery with waterfalls and pools. yeah, it's wonderful so far. >> reporter: russia still doesn't know how many of its athletes will be allowed to compete. its track and field team among those already banned after a doping scandal being investigated by an ioc committee. overnight, the ioc president defending, not banning, the entire russian team. >> this decision is about justice. justice has to be independent from politics. >> reporter: a final decision
may come today. nbc news was given a tour of a world anti-doping agency lab where many russian athletes samples were tested. one of the world's top anti-doping scientists saying new ways of doping are always emerging. >> more times than not we're ahead. >> reporter: you're cheating with the cheese to catch the mouse. >> it's not competition one would like to have. >> reporter: other athletes getting into the spirit of the athletes this morning enhancing their bodies in a more fun way. ryan lochte dying his hair blue or is that silver. tonight they'll decide who will be team usa's flag bearer at the
opening ceremony. i know tomorrow on "today," you'll be the first to reveal who that flag bearer will be. >> that is a huge, huge honor. keir, thank you very much. still to come from rio, we'll have a profile of serena williams definitely in the hunt for a medal here in rio and hoda and i will take you for a tour of sugarloaf, that iconic mountain in the heart of town. back to you. >> can't wait for that. we have mr. roker here back from the weekend. >> that's right. we're thinking about weather for the opening ceremony. americana stadium here in rio de janeiro. let's take a look and show you what we're expecting. as you can see the weather was looking good there. on friday at 7:30 we look at clear skies and mild conditions. temperatures as they start the parade of nations about 72 degrees. closer to home we have flood watches for parts of missouri including st. louis and areas
from nevada all of the way to new mexico looking at this monsoonal moisture. heavy rain, gusty winds, could see dust storms called haboobs developing. rainfall amount over the next three days, one to three inches of rain from tucson to albuquerque and there's a fairly good chunk of rain hanging out in the southeast especially as you get into parts of west virginia and on into georgia from two to four inches of rain possible. we'll get to your local forecast
good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds will be breaking for some sunshine. there's still a chance of an afternoon shower for philadelphia, the suburbs and the lehigh valley. afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s today. for new jersey, you'll see sunshine peeking through the clouds. an isolated shower is possible in interior new jersey, even at the shore. upper 70s at the shore. a little breezier at the shore, as well. wilmington in the low 80s, just a slight chance of a daytime shower. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you. the man behind that death defying 25,000-foot jump out of a plane without a parachute has made his way to "today." al and i have just one question. why? a profile of serena
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huge increase in drive times. this is a little light for this time of morning. 20 minutes right now into center city southbound from wood haven road to the vine street expressway. speeds are into the 40s. we're watching an accident on cheltenham avenue and washington lane. katy? >> thank you, jessica. this morning, police are looking for a driver in a deadly hit-and-run in galloway township, atlantic county. witnesses tell police that an suv ran a red light and hit a woman while she was walking at the white horse pike and sixth avenue. this happened last night and police are right now looking for a silver color older model chevy tahoe or suburban. and in philadelphia today, the lawyer for monsignor william lynn plans to ask a judge to order lynn's release from prison. prosecutors are deciding whether or not to retry him for protecting priests accused of sex abuse. i'm katy zachary. we'll have another live update for you in about 25 minutes.
we're back now. 7:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 2nd day of august, 2016. it's actually 8:30 in the morning here in rio de janeiro, the home of the games and 31st olympiad kick off on friday night. look who has joined me? it's copacabana kotb. >> that's your cute face. good morning. >> how are you? >> you know what we've been doing in between commercial breaks. we watch the surfers here. the waves are intense. we watch them get up on the wave
and slammed down. it's like being at rockefeller center with the skating rink. >> i thought you were going to tell me chatting about your feelings during commercials. watching surfers get slammed. >> she has a great spot coming up. i'll tell you that. >> we're talking to serena williams. when she gets on the court, she's this great force of nature. she could become the most decorated tennis olympian of all time. we'll talk to her in a little bit. she plays on saturday. >> we've got our tour of sugarloaf although i'm not sure that hoda opened her eyes long enough to see any of it. >> when hoda hears sugarloaf, she thinks of a snack. let's get a check of headlines this morning. we'll start with politics. during a rally in pennsylvania, donald trump ratcheted up the rhetoric against hillary clinton
referring to bernie sanders' endorsement of clinton. >> he made a deal with the devil. she's the devil. >> earlier in the day trump told voters in ohio he fears the election is going to be rigged against him but did not elaborate. we're learning more about the pilot who died along with 15 others in that weekend hot air balloon crash in texas. court records show alfred "skip" nichols had a troubled past including four drunk driving convictions but a former girlfriend says he was a recovering alcoholic and had been sober for four years. the cdc issued a new advisory urging pregnant women to avoid traveling to a miami neighborhood where ten new cases of zika have been found from the same square mile in miami-dade county. sky driver luke aikens setting a world record when he
made a 25,000-foot jump from a plane without a parachute. for two minutes he rocketed to earth before landing in a massive 10,000 square foot net and we're so happy to have luke right here with us for his first live interview since that record setting leap. good morning. >> good morning. gives me goosebumps. >> still on cloud nine so to speak. >> absolutely. >> you passed cloud 9, 10, 11, 12 on the way down. we've been laughing about this the last couple days. it's amazing what you did but we keep thinking why? why did you do that? >> when the project was brought to me, i turned it down. i thought it was a bad idea. i don't want anything to do with that. how can you do this? can you do it? can you make this safe and prove it before you do it? we were able to do that. >> when you see close-up of the net as you land, you think that's a pretty big net. when i look at that video and you start out at 25,000 feet, i mean, it's like trying to find a postage stamp in a football field. how do you maneuver and get
yourself to the right spot? >> it's tiny from 25,000 feet. you can't really make out the net. you can see the ground. you know where you need to go. as you get closer and lower you make out landmarks lower and you're able to see it and you have to maneuver your body. i was off by about 20 feet on that one. >> you stuck the landing but as we watch it again, you gave me a bit of a heart attack. you were a little close to the edge there. did you feel that way? >> i did. once i knew i was inside the net i was more concerned about that flip to my back and hitting in a nice strong position so instead of taking an extra second to move to the middle i was safe on the edge where i was so we locked it in and rode it into the bottom. >> you did that turn to land on your back. that's the right way to land but why? i would think just get there. >> it bends you. if you're on the back it curves you in the right direction. you have to go blind. when i was in i was concentrating on that nice transition to hit in a nice solid position because i knew i was in. i didn't want to take the extra time to line up better.
>> i'm sure you had total focus of course. any moment walking to the steps before you jumped off or at some point during that long two minutes where you were like why am i doing this or felt afraid or had doubts? >> about halfway up i made the decision we wouldn't wear the parachu parachute. it wasn't the right move for me safety-wise. five minutes after that i had a feeling like what am i doing? why would i do that. my cousin andy reached over and bumped my leg. lots of time. relax. took my mind off of it. we focused on what we were going to do. >> your wife was there. you have a little boy. what's next? how do you top this? >> i don't think you try to top something like this. you call it a good one and move onto the next thing. >> would you do it again? >> i would. i would want to hit the middle. >> thank you so much. congratulations again. nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> let us take a turn and get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by dove hair.
perfectly nourished hair plus more. >> i worry about missing the edge of my map. the chances of doing that not so great. good news is we've got a lot of warm weather to talk about and if you like heat, you're going to love the midsection of the country. salt lake city, 101. 93 in scottsbluff. omaha, temperatures climbing into the 90s. as we move into wednesday, cleveland, 89. 92 in atlanta. memphis, 97. 101 in oklahoma city. by the latter part of the week by then we're looking at temperatures upper 80s in new york city. raleigh, 92. 95 in birmingham. new orleans will see a high of about 90 degrees. the heat is returning although not as bad as it was last week. that's good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds will be breaking for some sunshine. there's still a chance of an afternoon shower for philadelphia, the suburbs, and
the lehigh valley. afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s today. for new jersey, you'll see sunshine peeking through the clouds. an isolated shower is possible in interior new jersey, even at the shore. upper 70s at the shore. a little breezier at the shore as well. wilmington in the low 80s, a slight chance of a daytime shower. have a great day. >> you can get your weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. >> al, thank you. former "90210" star shannen doherty reveals devastating news about her cancer battle. first, let's go back out to rio. thank you very much. there you go. serena williams, that's going to be hoda's profile. >> she'll compete in the olympics coming up. we can't wait to see her. she'll compete on saturday. >> first, we have our first visitors from the united states. they are from wisconsin. first of many we hope. >> wisconsin is here.
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tennis this saturday. serena williams is the reigning singles and doubles gold medalist. in rio she could become the most decorated tennis olympian of all times. >> the gold medal goes to serena williams. >> ranked numbered one in the world and considered one of the greatest tennis players in the history of the game, serena williams has a career 22 grand slams but it's the thought of winning gold that brings her to rio for her fourth olympic games. >> when you play at wimbledon or u.s. open, you really are playing for you. but when you're at the olympics, you're playing for your country. and it just makes it so different and you might even feel like this is for me. it's not. it's bigger than that. it's really, really cool. >> serena will play in the women's singles and women's doubles with her sister, venus. >> playing with venus is amazing. it's just so unique and awesome
to play with my sister at such a high level at the olympics. one, two, three, four times. there's no one out there who i think is more supportive than all of my sisters especially venus. >> reporter: serena now 34 grew up in compton, california, where she began playing tennis at the age of four and started playing professionally when she was just 14. >> i'm just that every day person you don't see sometimes on the court because i'm pumping my fist and trying my hardest to win. i'm sweating. but at the end of the day, i'm no better than anyone else. >> serena also gives back with the serena williams fund helping with education and providing financial aid to deserving students. >> there are so many labels put on me. i don't even know where to start. i always say you can't let anyone define you. you have to define yourself. you can't let anyone put a label on you. >> the only label that matters
is olympian. >> from on screen to on and off the court, serena is a fashion icon. and she also loves dancing. >> i love dancing because i don't think i'm a natural dancer. i love doing things that are challenging. honestly, it's a great workout and so sometimes when i'm tired of going to the gym, okay, i'm going to go dance for a couple hours and that will be my cardio today. it's a great substitute. >> it's tennis and thought of olympic greatness that keeps her motivated. >> being an olympian and role model at the same time is cool. i think they go hand in hand together. me growing up i looked at olympians and i was, like, i want to be like that. i'm going in there to win the gold. i'm also going in there for the first time with this is going to be fun for me. i'm going to really enjoy this olympics. >> love, love, love seeing that
joyful side of serena. it's incredible how long she's dominated the sport. first reached number one in the rankings in july of 2002. she's a dominant force. >> when she says she's not a natural dancer, has she ever seen me dance? that's not a natural dancer. >> you're right. >> that's really not a natural dancer. all right. we've got much more. coming up, the two of us set out to conquer one of brazil's most famous landmarks, sugarloaf mountain. let's just say hoda wasn't exactly thrilled with the way they got there. >> extra cocktails for that one. from here, can you spot the reason why donald trump is taking heat for this particular photo? dylan will explain right after this.
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i've been caught doing this before. and then mike pence got blasted for traveling to new york city and eating at a chili's and trump is taking heat of taking this picture about to enjoy kfc with a full set of silverware. one of the undeniable truths in america is that kfc must never be eaten with silverware. it's finger licking good and eating kfc with a fork and knife is like eating a candy bar with chopsticks. no word on how he ate the mashed potatoes and gravy. either way, it's fried chicken. >> sounds so good right now. >> yeah. i always want fried chicken. >> would you take sparkling cider in its place because we hear it's your 35th birthday. happy birthday, dylan. >> thank you. >> balloons! >> it's like a convention.
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good morning. i'm katy zachary, a few minutes before 8:00 on your tuesday. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with a look at your forecast for today. hi, bill. >> clouds are lingering, katy, good morning. we've seen mostly cloudy skies with some breaks of sunshine. 69 degrees in the suburbs. we'll see more sunshine as we go into the afternoon. low 70s in new jersey and philadelphia, with a light northeasterly winds at 7 miles an hour. those northeasterly winds just enough to help keep clouds in place. though we are getting some breaks in the clouds in the lehigh valley, no showers this morning. there is a chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm at 1:00 this afternoon. it's a threat that will exist for much of the rest of the area, but most of the day, it's going to stay completely dry and warm into the very low 80s this afternoon. the exception, the lehigh valley, 77 degrees today. katy? >> bill, thanks. jessica boyington is here with a check of an accident on one of our majors. jess? >> that's right, katy.
we're checking our cameras here on the boulevard to see if it's causing any delays. the accident is being reported northbound right around sixth street in one of the outer drives. of course, our cameras around ninth street aren't seeing any major delays, but we're not seeing any anyway. but you can see all traffic north or southbound on the boulevard, moving along just fine so far for this morning. also out in wynnewood, a set of traffic lights are out. >> jessica, thanks. in other traffic news, more than a year's worth of improvements and potential traffic trouble is happening on citi avenue. it starts this morning at 9:00 a.m. that's when construction begins between 76th and lancaster avenue. penndot will make changes at 17 intersections. they'll be adding new lights and new curb ramps for wheelchairs. crews will work daily from 9:00 to 3:00 every day through november of next year. three firefighters are recovering from heat exhaustion this morning after battling a strip mall fire in bucks county. sky force 10 was over thick smoke that rose above gsi kitchen and bath show place in doylestown last night.
we'll be back 37 it's a pretty simple question: is pat toomey's agenda your agenda? toomey voted seven times to defund planned parenthood. he even tried to shut down the federal government in order to eliminate funding for planned parenthood. and toomey's against a woman's right to choose and supports overturning roe v. wade which would allow states to criminalize abortion. pat toomey: he's focused on his own agenda,
♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, shannen doherty speaks out taking her personal battle against cancer public. >> from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have gone out of the lymph nodes. >> why she's shedding a spotlight on the disease. >> meet the surprising results when matt sits down with the hollywood medium. >> that can validate that they're around us. and ain't no mountain high enough. matt and hoda hop on a cable car to sugarloaf mountain.
>> oh my gosh. that's straight down. >> "today," tuesday, august 2nd, 2016. ♪ >> all of the way from australia. >> and england to see the "today" show. >> independence, kentucky. we love the "today" show. >> all of the way from texas. hey, y'all, what's happening in our neck of the woods? >> good morning, minnesota. >> sweet 16 in nyc. >> all of the way from louisiana. >> marine corps friends back home, we love you. >> it is 8:00 on "today." it's tuesday, august 2nd. special split edition of the "today" show. we're in new york. and our buddies, mat and hot an
are in rio de janeiro and al is on his way to join them soon. >> leaving on saturday. >> how's it going? >> it's going great. you have a nice crowd there. we are getting a bigger and bigger crowd here. we're taking over rio one person at a time. and remember -- >> looks like you have tens of people there. >> exactly. hey, savannah is making fun of our audience here. remember earlier we told you it was overcast and chilly here. forget that. now there's not a cloud in the sky. back up to 80 degrees. it's back to speedo weather here. >> by the way, savannah, all you see on the beach just so you know are speedos after speedos after speedos. matt says no-no to that. we'll see. we have a couple weeks to work on him. >> my gosh, now i'm really jealous that i'm missing out there. >> hey, matt, you know what they say about the speedo?
>> i do about the potato. i do. >> i'm not going to follow that with what they say about the speedo. i'll google it. >> let's get a check of the morning's top stories. >> donald trump unleashed a new insult campaign against hillary clinton. hallie jackson has more. >> reporter: donald trump often calls his rival "crooked" hillary clinton. now he calls her the devil. he slammed sanders saying sanders made a deal with the devil. he's also facing fallout from
his comments against the khan family. new pressure on some republicans to answer for their nominee. senator john mccain, for example, issuing a lengthy statement praising the khan's service and sacrifice and rebuking trump but he and others in the gop still not unendorsing him. meanwhile, we're getting a new look at how the democratic convention in philadelphia last week apparently helped hillary clinton. she's getting a bounce in our new nbc survey monkey online tracking poll out this morning showing her up 50% to 42% over trump. a seven-point increase since last week. tamron? federal health officials issued a travel warning advising pregnant women to avoid a section of miami. the wynwood arts district is popular with residents and tourists and also ground zero in a homegrown zika outbreak apparently from mosquitos. on monday florida governor rick scott announced that ten more cases of the virus had been found there bringing the total
to 14. the u.s. fight against isis is expanding to targets in libya. american warplanes have carried out air raids on isis positions in the city of sirte targeting command and control facilities. president obama authorized the air strike at the request of libya's unity government. a scuffle between police and a suspect in downtown florida. the man took off in a car but crashed a short time later. police say the suspect who was on probation had a gun in the vehicle. eight years into his vice presidency and joe biden has just now presided over his first wedding ceremony. mr. biden posted this photo on twitter on monday with the message proud to mary brian and joe at my house. both are longtime white house staffers and as vice president put it, two great guys. jill biden later tweeted love is
love. look at this. with summer olympics set to start, it seems like the wrong time of the year for hockey highlight but follow along. check this out from russia. stunning the crowd with this move at an event. he scoops up the puck with his stick and throws it into the net. that wouldn't be legal in annual game but it's not an actual game. >> it's like an exhibition game. >> like harlem globetrotters. whistling sweet georgia brown except a different georgia. >> good. all right. love that russian humor. thank you, tamron. >> coming up, shannen doherty's new revelations about her health. what's ahead for the former "90210" star and on "trending," people are calling out the gaffe
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we're back now. 8:11. actor shannen doherty is speaking out about her battle with cancer and revealing now that it has spread. morgan, good morning. >> good morning. a lot of us grew up watching shannen doherty on "90210" and were stunned when she turned to social media to share her intimate battle with breast cancer and now she's opening up about how she's deciding to treat that cancer. in her first interview since shaving her head after a year-long battle with breast cancer, actress shannen doherty says the disease has now spread. >> from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells may have gone out of the lymph nodes. >> reporter: in a tearful interview, the "90210" revealed that she had a single mastectomy in may. >> living without a breast is manageable. it's worrying about your future.
>> taking her once personal battle public. >> you can see that she's feeling despair. this has been very difficult for her. she's had by anybody's account a tumultuous life and this is a tough blow. she certainly seems to be trying to be strong. >> since being diagnosed in february of last year, doherty has undergone treatment. >> i did not go to the doctor right away. i can't get into this because i'm in the middle of a lawsuit at the moment, so i'm not allowed to talk about it. and so i didn't have insurance to cover me for going to the doctor. >> in a statement to nbc news,
her former management company says we look forward to the opportunity to present our case fully and completely to a judge and jury. in the meantime, doherty says she's focusing on the president fighting for her life and letting other women know they're not alone. doherty says she doesn't want to know specifically where the cancer has spread beyond her lymph nodes. she doesn't even want to know what stage it's in. after chemo and radiation, she'll have reconstructive surgery but right now her focus is just on fighting it. the rest she says, it's out of her control. >> we send our best to her for sure. morgan, thank you very much. we shift gears now. let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by the venture card from capital one. you deserve a travel rewards card that lets you travel how you want. switch to the venture card and fly any airline any time. what's in your wallet? >> in case you're flying to rio de janeiro for the opening ceremonies of the olympics,
maracana stadium friday night 7:30, 72 degrees. clear and mild. so we'll get to start things off on the right foot as far as the weather is concerned. we're also looking at some wet weather in the midsection of the country from omaha into st. louis. monsoonal moisture will build up as we make our way into the southwest. the heat is on as well. you have hundreds from texas into nebraska, hundreds interior sections of california as well. nice and mild here in the northeast with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. wet weather making its way from the gulf into the mid-atlantic states. out west going to be gorgeous. plenty of sunshine. 69 in seattle today with sun ny good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds have been breaking for some sunshine. there's an a -- a chance of an afternoon shower. for new jersey you'll see sunshine peeking but the clouds.
an isolated shower is possible in interior new jersey even at the shore. upper 70s at the shore. a little breezier at the shore as well. wilmington in the low 80s with a slight chance of a daytime shower. have a great day! >> don't forget you can check us out every day on our sirius xmx channel 108. >> all right, al. let's do "trending." we'll start here with an ad that's getting a lot of attention. take a look at it. back to school ad for gap kids. it was actually shown in the uk but a lot of people are slamming it online calling it sexist. take a look. it labels boys scholars and girls social butterflies. you just have to ask yourself -- we reached out to gap for comment. they say gap brand has always stood for individuality, optimism and creativity.
o we did not intend to offend anybody. >> and einstein's name is spelled wrong on the boy's shirt. >> wow. >> did you notice we have a treat here. we'll play a game. okay. we have a video. it shows food in a blender in reverse. so this is the example. then you have to guess what it is. ready? here we go. what do you think this one is. roll it. >> raspberries and blueberries. >> it's cherry and pineapple. let's go another one. >> she's not going to lie. >> i wouldn't. >> we doubted you. >> should we do another one?
okay. here we go. what do we think it is. >> blueberries and bananas. >> it's roll it. let's see. >> grapes and blackberries. >> very hard. >> should we do another one? here we go. what do we think it is. >> bananas and strawberries. >> bananas and almonds. final one. here we go. >> what is it? >> kiwi and a vegetable. >> it looks like fish. >> it was broccoli and mushrooms. save us from ourselves, hoda and matt, in rio. >> she got all five. unbelievable. in the spirit of the olympics, have you guys ever felt guilty about not being able
to run a certain distance, even a mile? you shouldn't feel all that bad. the world's fastest sprinter, greatest sprinter on the planet and six-time gold medalist has never run a mile either. in a surprising revelation, his trainer told "the new yorker" the world champ never tried running that far. you're a runner, hoda. aren't you surprised by that? >> whenever i go run people say i saw you. you were walking along the road. no. i was actually running. it is 1,600 meters. i bet you a million dollars if bolt tried to run a mile he could do it. >> run it under five minutes. >> let's throw it back to dylan for "pop start." >> i can't run a mile either but i can sprint. just not fast. i rather sprint than run a mile. let's begin with ellie kemper. she welcomed her first child.
we don't have details on gender or the name but of course we're wishing them both the best. congratulations. next up, kanye west is a rapper, producer and fashion designer but he has an eye on another industry which he revealed to bbc. he said i have to work with ikea. make furniture for interior design, for architecture. kanye said he thought students might be interested in his design for an apartment or college dorm. back in march he tweeted this. super inspired by my visit to ikea today. amazing company. my mind is racing with possibilities. ikea told cnbc there are no plans in the works however ikea australia shared this photo on facebook saying kanye we would love to see what you create. we could make you famous. i like it. you have to use the wrench.
>> remember this cover of "learn to fly" the giant gathering of rock musicians. this is in italy. it went viral. at 1,000 members strong the band named rock 1,000 claim they're the world's largest rock band and in the latest performance they paid tribute to the legendary david bowie. take a look. ♪ >> i love it. so cool. if any of you are interested, they accept applications for band members on their website in case they want to go to 1,001. >> very fun. we should join. >> do you have to have musical talent to join? >> i think there are enough people to drum you out. >> basics. >> exciting.
thank you so much. let's head back down to rio. >> announcer: "today's" rio is sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke and enjoy the games. >> good time for today's countdown to rio with opening ceremony just three days away, we thought we would get to know our host city a little bit better. >> rio's locals built houses and the name stuck. the houses are barely white for long. in 2014 they legalized street art and turned it into an art gallery. >> one of the famous landmarks is sugarloaf. they made their hollywood debut during a fight scene between james bond and jaws.
that's how we plan to reach the summit of the 1,300-foot tall peak. ♪ >> here we go. here we go. >> how are you with heights? >> i'm scared of heights. >> scared petrified. >> on one to ten i'm probably about a seven. matt, jangling up there in the air -- >> it freaks you out watching that disappear. there's no net. amazing how quickly we're getting high. would it freak you out if i started jumping up and down now to see how strong it is to see if i can get it bouncing. the cable car by the way is over 100 years old. >> let me know when we get to the top of it, please. >> that is straight down.
>> we're at the first platform. the first major hill on the tram. look at the view over here. how beautiful this is. >> really, that is beautiful. that's gorgeous. >> wow. copacabana. >> you're welcome. what are they called again? are they fine if you get closer? he won't jump down, will he? come here. the perfect spot for a picture. trust me. trust me. >> in front of a wall you want to take a picture in front of a
wall. why would we do this? you want a sherbet or sorbet or something? >> i see something i want over here. b-a- b-a-r. >> first time you had a smoothie with no rum in it. congratulations. 1,300 feet straight up. it's like empire state building plus. all right. let's go up. so look. that's copacabana beach over there. there's our set right there. >> where? >> right through this gap in the hill there. see the white tower. that's the back of our set. there's the "today" show set. how about this view? >> that's beautiful. it's really beautiful.
wow. ♪ >> we have a rio bucket list. we can check off the top of sugarloaf. >> with hyperventilation. >> going to the next item on the bucket list. you know what i think it should be? right behind us. how about christ the redeemer? >> you're okay with that? >> i'm okay with that. once you get up there, so worth it. >> so pretty up there. it's really pretty up there. literally hoda steroid at the carpeting of the tram the entire way up. >> great shag in case you're wondering. >> pretty where we are right now. we're on copacabana beach. this is actually the deck of the set that we have built here. the set is just behind the camera. we aren't going to show you that now. we'll start our shows from there on monday. we can show you the time lapse. they've been building this set
that we've taken to many olympic games in the past since may it's just about ready good morning. it's almost 8:30 on your tuesday. meteorologist bill henley is standing by with a look at cooler weather that started out the morning. the clouds are starting to break. we can see sunshine breaking through the clouds at nbc 10 studios. the temperatures in the 70s now. we'll see them climb in the low 80s this afternoon. 74 in philadelphia. 74 also in south jersey and the jersey shore. delaware looking at mostly cloudy skies. we have seen some breaks of sunshine. there is a slight chance we'll see an afternoon shower this afternoon. >> thank you.
jessica is here with a check at traffic. things are slowing. >> definitely. in both directions now. that's out of the ordinary. 95 around gerard avenue. slow southbound into center city because of normal rush hour and northbound because of an earlier accident that looks like it just cleared out of the way. we had the left lane blocked earlier. they may have moved the accident scene to the shoulder ahead. let's look at the drive times for 95 where we're slow in both directions. jessica, thanks. lawyers in the kathleen candidate perjury trial will be busy today. yesterday lawyers for the pennsylvania attorney general asked the state supreme court to throw out charges against her. the grand jury that investigated her is unlawful, she said. she's accused of leaking secret grand jury material and lying about it under oath. back to the "today" show. i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message.
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♪ >> it is 8:30. it's tuesday morning. it's the 2nd of august, 2016. we have an awesome happy crowd out on our plaza. so nice to have them. coming up from here, matt had quite the experience when he sat down from the hollywood medium tyler henry. wait until you see his reaction to what he heard during the hearing. it sounds incredible. >> so good. >> plus, cher passing up an
oscar winning role. we have stories from the ultimate hollywood insiders. keeping kids occupied and out of trouble during the end of the summer. how to handle family vacation squabbles and new school jitters. >> this could be a witching hour for a lot of parents. first, matt and hoda have special guests with them in rio. hey, guys. >> we do. we're here with some of the team usa athletes ready to go for gold in rio. >> first first olympic athletes on the set. say hello to members of the u.s. women's sabre team. ladies, how about this? introduce yourselves and tell us where you're from? >> we're the united states women's sabre team. >> well done.
>> well done. in just a couple days away from opening ceremony. you'll be marching in that. how do you feel leading up to it? how are your butterflies? >> we're pretty excited. we just got here yesterday. just getting settled in. a lot of us are just excited to experience everything the olympics has to offer including not only bringing home gold but marching in the opening ceremonies. >> there is a lot of attention surrounding you. you're making history. the first american woman to compete in the olympic games wearing the hijab. as a muslim american, how do you feel about it? >> i'm so excited. this is a moment i dreamed for for a long time. i hope not just to represent myself and family well, muslim community but most importantly team usa. >> that's awesome. i can't help but notice the other lady's hair. it's for good luck. sparklies in yours. you're going purple. you may switch your color, too. >> it will be a surprise. >> do you guys do certain things
for luck before you get started? >> not so much luck. i love the purple hair but it's standing out and just not being afraid of who i am and being confident and trying new things. >> you talk about confidence. this team has a good reason to be confident. correct me if i'm wrong. since 2011, in any world championship, you medaled every time including 2014 which was a gold medal. what's your degree of confidence going into these games? >> i'm happy to have strong teammates to help me on this trip. it definitely makes me feel really good. >> i have to point out there are a lot of great legs here in general. as athletes, you guys have the strongest we've seen. what is it that you do and maybe it will help us all? is it just the stance? is that what's happening? >> squatting. >> show us a little something. >> light squat and then you are lunging. we're one sided so we are left-handed and they are right handed so one of your legs gets
more of a workout than the other. it's like going to the gym and doing squats on one side. >> they look well matched to me. >> what are you guys looking forward -- your event is one day, right. it starts and it stops on the same day. what are you looking forward to doing in rio after you're done competing. >> taking in the other sports. >> a lot of room here. we would love for you to hang any time you want. >> sightseeing, seeing other sports and getting to know the rest of team usa. some people are previous olympians and some are here for the first time so it's awesome to to be here together and support team usa. >> we know it's not an easy trip from olympic village down to the beach so a little "today" show bag for everyone as a thank you. thanks for making the effort. we appreciate it. >> thank you. coming up, let's go back to
new york. >> announcer: "today" olympic spotlight is presented by mini. proud supporter of serena williams and others defying labels. >> many have overcome obstacles on the way to discover their dreams. earlier we heard about serena williams' journey to what will be her fourth olympics and just moments ago we spoke with ibtihaj muhammad. you don't have to be an olympian to surpass expectations in your every day life. show us how you're beating the odds and taking on passion of your own using hashtag defylabels and we'll share stories on the air. al has a check of the weather. >> it's this time of year the new jersey state fair and you brought a friend. who is this?
>> this you can come over and c it out. we're an hour away from new york city. great veggies. animals. 5th through the 14th. >> good to see you. all right. shat's what' good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds will be blereak for sunshine. a chance of an afternoon shower for philadelphia and the lehigh valley. sunshine will be peeking through the clouds. an isolated shower is 0 possible in interior new jersey even at the shore. upper 70s at the shore. a little breezier at the shore, as well. wilmington into the low 80s with a slight chance of a daytime shower. have a great day! >> that is your latest weather. matt? >> all right. thank you very much. before leaving new york, i had a chance to take another journey with tyler henry.
he's known for his show "hollywood medium." with tyler henry, you never know where he's going to go. he wows people with his psychic abilities and has a new book coming out in november about his life as a medium. we had tyler on the show to do readings. he insists on not knowing who his subject will be. i didn't know what to expect from my conversation and neither did he. >> great to see you. how have you been? >> amazing. how have you been? >> nervous. i don't understand the process to be perfectly honest with you. >> i'll explain it. you're watching me scribble. i just do this. this is my way of forgetting my surroundings and distracting myself and focusing on essential points to pick up on subtle impressions that come through. i found in practice that sometimes holding onto an object will make a stronger connection with a particular person.
anyone can come through. someone connected to the object. may bring through people not connected to the object. >> tyler asked for a pocket knife i brought. he didn't know it once belonged to my maternal grandfather but as he just explained, sometimes other people insist on making their presence known. >> wow. okay. so i have a few people coming through. i first want to start with this man who is insisting to connect. he doesn't come through as grandfather but in a fatherly essence. he's going to have me talk about the passing of this person. i'm definitely getting more reference to a progressive decline of health and showed a symbol of a phone held to one's ear and in a unconscious state and it's okay to pass and they were told by family it's okay. you don't have to hold on. and there's a feeling of appreciation with where he was when he died. a feeling of appreciation that i
refuse to die surrounded by doctors dying in a hospital withering away. >> whether he knew it or not, tyler was talking about my father who passed away in 1997. at his request, he spent the last few weeks of his life at home under hospice care. >> he's thankful for the steps for him not to pass away in a traditional facility. that's really important for him. the way it comes across. a lot to take in. i haven't asked for what makes sense and what doesn't so far. >> a lot of it makes sense. a lot of it. >> showing me a reference to a coin. i don't know why this is coming through in the way it is. it may not click right now. he's referencing a coin collection. it's a random old archaic thing. >> i have a couple silver dollars from him. not a lot. >> it's reference to having three. i have to talk about misplacing one. how many do you have knowing that? >> i think i have two. >> he's showing me a vision of a bird flying into a house and
having to get this bird and trap this bird. it's the funniest thing. do we have to run out and grab a box and capture it and throw it out. funny instance about this. it's specific. i have to verbalize it. random details like that can validate that one is coming through. >> we've had that happen. tyler says his abilities include a sensitivity to people's medical conditions and he picked something up from me. >> do you mind if we talk about health. nothing serious. >> not at all. >> you have a susceptibility to sleep apnea. good to keep in mind. your entire dad's side of family is coming through. >> it has been brought to my attention i snore just a little bit. >> that's all right. >> sleep issues aside, tyler said my dad did have another message. >> there's a reference to fishing but he's talking about being spoken out loud to.
i don't know if you're aware of this, he's acknowledging that an individual out on a boat and i feel like sitting alone fishing and he's having me acknowledge that i'm there with you. i'm there with you. >> you know, my dad shared two passions with me. he shared golf and fishing. and i do go out and fish a lot alone on a boat. and this idea that might be a time to communicate with him or that he's attempting to communicate is phenomenal to me because i spent a lot of time doing that. >> your father is so immensely proud of you. you didn't have to get where you are today for him to be proud of you, and you didn't have to get where you are today to be successful in his eyes because he viewed you as successful regardless. i hope that gives some insight. >> there is nothing a son or
daughter could want to hear more about their parent. is it possible to ask and see if he has any things he wants to know from me. >> sure. sure. he wants to make sure you're happy. beyond everything else, beyond everything that you have, just that you're happy. that's his number one priority. >> tell him i'm happy because of him. >> he knows. >> i have to say, it was just a fraction of our conversation. the conversation i had with tyler. it lasted for more than an hour and there were times, guys, where my hands were shaking and i felt like i was perspiring because the things he was saying were spot on. it was incredible. >> i don't know how you didn't cry. >> you know me as well as anybody, savannah, al and guys. i think it's because i knew
there were cameras around there that maybe not the person who will let that go at that moment, but i tell you, i got home. i cried. i did plenty of crying when i got home. we want to let you know season two of hollywood medium almost seems weird to do it as a promo because it was so much more important to me than a promo. it premieres wednesday, august 10th on our sister network e. back to you. >> incredible. just talking to matt last week after having this experience, i know it was so meaningful and just amazing to see. coming up next, we'll shift gears dramatically. we have some untold inside stories from hollywood's legendary talent agency c.a.a. what you never knew about your favorite tv shows and movies. first, this is "today" on nbc.
an inside look of hollywood talent agency and those who have shaped careers of many. we have james andrew miller. congrats on the book. give me the elevator pitch. if people have never heard of caa and don't know this agency, what makes this book exciting? >> there's a paradox to it. few people outside of hollywood know what caa is but it follows us all day. they're part of our lives than anyone of us realize. you turn on the radio, katy perry is there, that's caa. i just love the idea that there's this little iceberg there. people in hollywood know it but below the surface is a lot. >> a lot of celebrities are buzzing about it. are they in the book.
that kind of thing. is it dishy? >> it's dishy when it needs to be. not dishy for the sake of dishiness. i think there's a great story about what agents do because agents really don't talk about themselves. they are supposed to talk about their clients. now reversed it. we have a lot of stars talking about their agents and that's kind of fun. >> there's some great stories in this book. i want to run through just a few of them. sarah jessica parker, she really didn't want to do "sex and the city." >> she really didn't want to do it. her agent who she's been with for a long time basically forced her to do it. she talks a lot about that process. >> matthew broderick, her husband, didn't want to do "ferris bueller." and cher didn't want to do "moon struck" and was tricked into taking it. what does the book tell us about
that? >> her agent is ron myer, legendary hollywood person. he's really an amazing guy. she didn't want to go to the meeting. he tricked her into this meeting where she left and by the time she left she already committed to the movie. he tricked me. no way i wanted to do the movie. won an academy award. >> you get a sense of what agents do and we talked to dustin hoffman, the movie "rainman" so iconic and him playing the man that has autism. it was the agent that had the idea as i understand it. >> "rainman" was an incredible story. one of the agents was so adamant about tom cruise and his career that they just pushed tom into this movie and let's face it. tom and dustin don't exactly look like brothers. they may be far apart in years. it worked.
>> tom cruise i was fascinated to learn that in risky business the underwear scene was not in script. >> you have to give tom credit. he came to it when he was 19. a kid. >> amazing guy. >> the book is called "powerhouse." thank you so much. nice to have you here. we're back with more from new york and rio on a tuesday morning. first this is "today" on nbc. [chicken crows] honey what are you doing? watching a cow. oh, what's it doing? [cow crows like chicken] impressions. [cow crows like chicken] power up your morning with a new 300 calorie egg white grill. only at chick-fil-a.
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robin berman joins us. we need you. at the end of the summer a lot of times kids are getting antsy and bored and your theory is embrace boredom and the mess. >> now you're ready to kill me. we have to welcome boredom. it's hard to come by in 2016 for kids. they rush from activity to activity. they are overscheduled. their pace is very fast. there's electronic devices everywhere. we want to welcome boredom. you get creative. you have to think about what should i do? you have to be self-directed. what activity should i have versus a parent, an instinct, resist to give a laundry list. you can do this or that. leave it. >> don't hand them the ipad. send them outside.
>> go outside and play is great. nature inspires awe and wonder and it gets kids out and feeling their body and interacting and being social. so if you can tolerate it -- that's the key to parenting. sitting with your discomfort. not theirs. sitting and knowing you'll break through the other side. you want them to get frustrated. >> i want to get to this end of summer school anxiety that crops up for a lot of kids. you have a theory about empathizing with them. explain what you mean. >> empathy is a big emotion. i'm scared and most parents say you'll be fine. they reassure. school is not scary. you deny a kids' feelings versus meeting them where they are. gosh, i get it. i remember when i was scared the first day of school. >> that emotion coach basically. >> that's the key to parenting. nobody wakes up and says today i'm an emotion coach.
we want to install an emotional thermostat so that your kids can modulate their feelings. one of the corner stones of mental health is being able to manage your feelings. think of someone -- i saw someone on the 405 in los angeles flipping an old lady the bird. what's wrong with his mother? what went wrong? >> of course you think that. you're a psychiatrist. you have to think that. thank you. we're taking notes. we really are. >> up next, we're tackling pregnancy secrets and advice. head to today.com/parentingteam if you want to join the conversation. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
good tuesday morning. just before 9:00. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> temperatures are starting to climb a little bit but we have a lot of clouds around. in delaware we saw bright sunshine to begin with. 80 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon. and most of the areas will warm into the low 80s. upper 70s for the lehigh valley.
a slight chance of a shower during the day. >> now let's get a check on the roads. nbc 10 traffic reporter has that. >> we're watching the blue now. you can see some small delays there. but for the most part, we're seeing typical drive times this morning app little bit of a slow down in both directions. and we're also watching a few accident scenes out there as well. there's one out in montgomery county. that's actually on conshohocen state road. the city of philadelphia is trying to reduce accidental gun shootings by giving away gun laws. a new law requires guns to be locked away when not in use. it will be at rose playground from 6:00 to 8:30. new jersey veterans suffering from ptsd could be
this morning on "today's take," craig robinson, star of "the office" in a new role like you've never seen him before and we countdown to the opening ceremony with gold medal movies to get you ready for rio and long and short of summer's hottest fashion trend. all that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's a beautiful tuesday morning here in new york city. we've got a beautiful crowd outside on our plaza. it's the 2nd day of august, 2016 i'm willie along with al and tamron. we haven't been together at this table in a month. we've been out on the road.
>> we have olympics coming up. >> when are you going to rio? >> leaving saturday. we start monday doing the shows. everything from what matt and hoda were showing looks great. >> hoda has your drink ready. >> at the end of our 8:00 hour, hoda didn't know we were on. it's 9:30 down there. >> going to be a long day for hoda. >> this is your song. where's the song? >> a little lauryn hill. she's so good. i thought she would put out a new album. i love her. >> her and missy elliott. >> have you seen the commercial with missy elliott and alec baldwin? >> her video she has that and now alec baldwin has one, too. we could have our own.
do "today's take" as a puppet show. >> we all have bobbleheads. >> we want to start with incredible news this morning. part of our extended family, ellie kemper, our dear friend and her husband, michael, welcomed their first baby. congratulations. ellie was here a month or so ago. she was already to go. i interviewed her. we talked about shopping for baby clothes and that stuff. she's going to be an amazing mom. we don't have information yet. i texted her. i suspect she's busy at the moment. we're just so happy for both of them. congratulations. >> what is the protocol on that when you know someone just had a baby. i thought about e-mailing her. >> send it. she'll get to it. >> how are you feeling? that was fast. it wasn't. happiest baby on earth. we love her. >> she's going to go from unbreakable to unsleepable.
>> i'm obsessed with this sky diver thing. he did a dive without a parachute. i didn't even know that was in the realm of possibility. luke aikens set a world record. a 25,000-foot jump from a plane without a parachute going 150 miles an hour and landed on this net that caught him. unbelievable. a 10,000 square foot net. he sat down with savannah this morning for his first live interview since the record setting leap. here he is. >> when i look at that video and you're starting out at 25,000 feet, i mean, it's like trying to find a postage stamp in a football field. how do you maneuver? >> you can't really make out the net. you can see the ground and you know where you need to go. as you get closer and lower you make out landmarks better and you can see it and you have to maneuver your body. i was off by 20 feet on that one. >> you were close to the edge there. did you feel that way? >> i did. once i knew i was inside the net i was more concerned about that
flip to my back hitting in a strong position. instead of taking a second to move to the middle i knew i was safe on the edge where i was so we locked it in. >> his friend gave him this idea. what's the most extreme thing we could do. do it without a parachute. how would that work? >> you would fall. >> i love the back story. your friend proposes this idea. how would that work? not you clearly don't like me. >> i talked to him before he went on with savannah. i said was there any moment that you thought maybe not? he said about halfway up in the plane he thought what am i doing? and then he kind of settled down. he was sitting here with a helmet. a lot of us on crew were going, really, at a certain point that helmet is not going to help much. >> he kept his eyes open because he needed to. wouldn't your instinct make you close your eyes like on a roller coaster. >> you want to see where the net
is. >> you're not wearing a wing suit or anything. >> nothing. >> just falling. >> it's jumping. >> falling. >> falling. >> kids are there. his wife. >> his 4 year old -- >> it worked out for him. i wouldn't do it again. >> that could have turned out very, very badly. so as you know, we're carrying the olympics and we're all about the olympics so our team started to make their way down to beautiful rio de janeiro. matt and hoda taking the cable car to the peak of sugarloaf mountain. they had great time. hoda has now been taking lots of drinks and enjoying herself. >> like it's a medicine. >> taking lots of pictures. that's what i meant. buzz feed, our friends, decided to list a group of olympic themed movies to get us all in
the mood. number five, "blades of glory." i thefr thought never thought o olympic movie. >> my gosh. look at that. unbelievable. number four, "the cutting edge." >> not familiar with this one. i don't know that one. >> i don't know this one either. >> who is in it? >> who is in this movie? >> anybody? >> i'm not asking who the women in the control -- i'm asking who is in the movie? >> looks like katie holmes. >> i have not heard of this. >> number three, classic, "cool runnings." >> that's the advantage of being a true story. >> another true story number two, "miracle." >> great movie.
>> story of the hockey team. >> unbelievable. >> again true story. >> and another true story, number one, "chariots of fire." there you go. >> cannot argue with that. >> strong number one. >> you get goosebumps when you hear the music. you feel like you can do anything, like jump out of a plane and land without a parachute. >> opening ceremony friday night 7:30 right here on nbc hosted by matt, hoda and meredith. >> can't wait. >> it will be cool. >> a trick shot to show you since we're in the athletic mood, this is hockey. it's gone viral from russia. here's the event. fans were packed in. he scoops up the puck with his stick and then he throws it. >> he balances it on the blade
of the stick and tosses it in. >> he learned that from will ferrell. >> it would not be legal in an actual game. >> there has to be tape on it. >> what about the goalie? he looked like he was leaping for it. >> he threw it the wrong way. he was in on it. >> they are kind of like the harlem globetrotters of hockey. he catches it. look at when he picks it up. it doesn't turn. he turns it. come on. >> he tries to catch it. >> it has tape or something on it. >> it's made of rubber. it's like a nerf. guess what today is? >> russians cheating? unbelievable. i never heard of such a thing like they would be disqualified from an event. >> not listening to political jokes. happy ice cream sandwich day.
i stayed up all night making these for my fellas. if you're at home, i will personally deliver these to your home, too. just tweet your address. i'm coming on by. this is a national holiday. these are gourmet ice cream sandwiches. $2.99 from cream shop. i'm a classic. i like the old fashioned ice cream sandwich. >> remember running after the good humor truck. i guess they melted a little. waving a dime trying to get it to slow down. >> you're going to be risk takers? >> here in new york, i don't know about the rest of the country, here in new york there were two main ice cream trucks. regular ice cream not counting soft custard. there was good humor and thing bungalow bar. it was an ice cream truck that had a roof of a bungalow on the
top of it. it was cheaper than good humor. there was even a song. bungalow bar tastes like tar. the more you eat, the sicker you are. we made that up. >> we had dairy queen. dq is strong. >> the good humor truck ringing the bell. >> we had a guy with no license plate or no name. i don't know what it was. oh. go, al. >> i'm almost to the map.
rio weather. oh no. that's what's going on around the good morning i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds will be breaking for sunshine. there was a chance of an afternoon shower. afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s today. new jersey sunshine peeking through the clouds. an isolated shower is possible in interior new jersey even at the shore. upper 70s at the shore. a little breezier at the shore, as well. wilmington in the low 80s with a slight chance of a daytime shower. have a great day! >> that is your latest weather. one of our faves. the o the one and only. mr. craig robbins. what's happening, big boy?
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you have a unique perspective and when you collect your source awards, you'll thank me. >> source awards? is that as far as i get in your dream? can i get a grammy or something? >> nobel prize, how about that? >> congratulations on this. your chemistry is amazing. it's fantastic. i think it puts you up to the next level here. how do you feel about it? >> i'm excited about it. when i got the script, i am, like, i am in. i met with the director who got my name from the director of "pineapple express." it was nice to be part of that. >> were you looking to make this kind of turn to do something more dramatic? >> i envisioned it, but i guess i was on the path to it. comedy prepared me for the drama.
you know, i wasn't like actually going after it. it just kind of came to me. >> critical reception for this has been incredible. won a couple awards at sundance. is that a strange feeling for you because your world has been comedy up to this point and now critics are writing what great actor you are and maybe you didn't surprise yourself. you knew you had this inou y but to make that turn into a different world. >> blew my mind. i left sundance and went to perform in boston and was back in l.a. and then chad called me and said they want you to come back and receive an award. i went back because i had to see if it was true. >> it was. >> it was a source award. >> what a great young actor. >> this is his first role. he's done some silly, funny, youtube videos but this is his first role. he just nailed it. he's great. he's a killer. >> you played the dad as we saw in the clip.
you're a very tight knit family. music family. did you pull from some of your experiences in your home? >> yes. i used my parents as good cop/bad cop. this character, he tows the line between friendship and fatherhood. i hadn't seen this kind of relationship before. especially in a black family. just watching respect and how he just deals with him as a young man. he knows he's not ready but he still has to let him live his life. >> in your family there was no friendship parent. >> my father is like i'm your parent. i'm not your friend. okay. >> we can be friends when we're older. >> it makes sense. this is a unique situation. the kid's mother passed away. he has him in germany. he has to have him on his team. they have to relate differently. >> it's a beautiful movie.
i hope you're proud of it. it's incredible. for fans who are worried you may leave comedy, your next move is "sausage party." i think we'll be okay. >> i'm one of the nonperishables. we're the elders of the grocery store. we know some secrets and we just try to keep the peace and keep everybody from learning what's really going on. >> animated. >> animated. it has the feel of this is the end but you can go further because it's a cartoon. >> may i also say, we just congratulated you. when you walked in here, you congratulated tamron. >> on her engagement to lawrence o'donnell. congratulations. >> because you read it on the internet. >> i read it on the internet. >> you can believe everything on the internet. >> congratulations. i'm, like, i'm getting engaged. my poor mom. there's an article saying i'm ready to tie the knot with
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the shoulder. that could cause a significant back up at this time. watching out for traffic lights out and malfunctions around remmington road. crews are working on improving city avenue along the busy roadway between 76th and lancaster. they are putting up new traffic lights that will react to demand rather than timing. crews are adding new push buttons for pedestrian crossings and ramps for wheelchairs. happening today in the philadelphia sexual abuse case monsignor william lynn could move a step closer to freedom. his lawyer plans to ask a judge to order the release from prison. prosecutors are deciding whether or not to retry him. lynn served three years in prison for helping to protect priests accused of sexual abuse. i'm tracy davidson. you can get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. "today" show continues in minutes. have a great day.
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federal health officials have issued a travel warning advising pregnant women to avoid a miami neighborhood. the wynwood arts district is popular with residents and tourists. it's also ground zero in a homegrown zika outbreak. all apparently from mosquitos. on monday, florida governor rick scott announced that ten more cases of the virus had been found there bringing the total to 14. it's august. back to school time. that means peak season for head lice. a new study finds that lice in 42 states developed resistance to many over the counter treatments but that doesn't mean the treatments won't work on nastiness. experts advise using treatments once and then repeating a week later if that fails you need to call your doctor. dentists told us for years that flossing helps prevent gum
disease and tooth decay but there's little proof that flossing works and now the federal government removed the recommendation that people floss saying its effectiveness never was researched as required. turns out just toothbrush is the way to keep your teeth clean and healthy. mcdonald's wants to make happier meals. it says it's making a new push to improve menu ingredients to attract health conscious diners. there's now also real butter in the mcmuffin. and the change come as mcdonald's facing slowing sales and increased competition. no translation is needed to enjoy the annual summer lantern float festival that began monday night in northern japan. the more traditional floats but
in recent years floats inspired by tv shows have become super popular in the celebration. al roker, what do you think of this flossing story? >> i'm so used to doing it now, i'll keep going. i like the feel of it. you can also use the floss to cut cheese. >> let me practice that. >> there you go. there's a line there. i'm not going to do it. anyway, every now and then i show a little restraint. for today we're looking at wet weather along the mid-atlantic, southeastern atlantic and gulf coast. monsoonal moisture in the southwest. pacific northwest looking spectacular. for tomorrow, we're looking at a slight risk of strong storms in the northern plains. more wet weather in the southeast and southeastern atlantic coast. plenty of sunshine in texas where the heat is back on and we continue to see more moisture in the southwest where there could be some flash flooding. we'll have to keep an eye on
good morning i'm meteorologist bill henley. there's a chance of an afternoon shower for philadelphia and the suburbs and the lehigh valley. afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s today. new jersey sunshine peeking through the cloud. an isolated shower is possible in interior new jersey even at the shore. upper 70s at the shore. a little breezier at the shore, as well. wilmington into the low 80s a slight chance of a daytime shower. have a great day! >> that's your latest weather. now to game we call how bad ?s it? we'll find out whether or not some questionable habits are actually bad for us. >> it's inspired by hgtv magazine's most popular column how bad is it? sarah peterson is editor in chief. >> sarah will ask us questions about potential harmful habits and decide if habits are not bad or really bad. >> not bad or really bad. are you ready to play?
first question, how bad is it to drink from a water bottle that's been sitting in the car? summer. it's hot. >> really bad. >> all right. really bad. the heat in the car deteriorates plastic and leaks plastic into the water. don't want to drink that water. not healthy. take your water in a stainless steel bottle or take your water with you outside the car. how bad is it to share deodorant with your significant other. it's not how gross it is, how bad is it? it's not bad. all of the doctors we talk to say deowedorants are the same thing. >> don't you pick up dead skin? >> deodorant kills germs. you won't get cooties from
sharing deodorant. it kills germs. what about antiperspirants versus deodorant, that's another question. >> how dangerous is to have a manicurist cut your cuticles? really bad. the job is to protect the base of your nail. you cut that off. more inclined to get infection. you don't know practice of every salon sterilization. better to have them push back and have manicurist push them back only. >> do you know how much money you could save me? >> listen to the experts. next, how bad is it to let your dog stick its head out the car window. the air is flowing. looks so cute. >> really bad. >> it's super bad.
debris. eyes, insects. sudden swerves. seat belt harness or crate for your dog. next, ready? how bad is it to not refrigerate ketchup? >> i hate cold ketchup. >> this is a household debate. to not put it in the fridge. >> not bad at all. >> i keep it in the fridge though. >> you like it cold? >> here's the thing. it does need to be in the pantry, cupboard, it's ascidic o it won't spoil. >> you can go back and forth? >> it won't speed up the expiration date. >> interesting. learning all kinds of things. >> how bad is it to ignore a software update on your phone or computer? is it really bad or not bad? >> really bad.
>> it's really bad. it's really bad. don't they have bugs in those updates? >> it's to get rid of the bugs. the more updated your devices are, the more secure they are, those updates are about security. okay. last one. how bad is it to put wine glasses in the dishwasher? >> that's really bad. >> i'll give you a clue. glass. >> not me. >> hand wash. >> glass can go in the dishwasher. top rack only. >> the stems will break. >> if they're not touching each other, they're unlikely to break. >> we use goblets at my house. >> crystal never put in the dishwasher. >> we have a tally? >> al won. >> not bad. >> very good. >> that was awesome. >> good to see you. for more how bad is it questions pick up the latest issue of
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market. nevertheless, the look is gorgeous. i love this. >> this is the hot pant. it's definitely the daisy duke 2.0. it's about a higher waist and thicker denim. >> you want a looseness to it. >> a looseness and they are super flattering. they elongate the legs. style with something more covered up on the top. love this shirt. >> i think if your shorts are short, your top should not be tiny. you can't go tiny, tiny. >> no. it's not a look you ever want to rock at the farmer's market. >> i have a long black, sleeveless vest. i wear that over my shorts like that because it gives more modesty. >> good wear to wear them. >> office look. bermuda short is trendy but it's not bermuda hawaii.
you don't want a crazy print on it. us a a.m. white shorts. kind of like a pant but in short shape. wear them with a great, simple striped tank. whatever works for your body type. they off the best part of your body. >> if you get a black pair, you can put a black blazer and you have a great style. and now from the farmer's market to a more realistic view of my life. a bar. hanging out at a bar. >> here we have a matching set trending all over runways. this is a version. we made it more evening-like. sometimes it can get pajama when you matchy, matchy. do it with tailored pieces. a great high heel and jewelry.
>> a lot of women believe when you think short, skin tight or too much of your back side showing, these are all great and loose fitting. >> bikini on the beach. >> love it. all right. get those legs out before we're all covered up in uggs and other things. >> veterans and first responders >> veterans and first responders getting dirty if you suffer from a dry mouth, then you'll know how uncomfortable it can be. >> veterans and first responders getting dirty but did you know that the lack of saliva can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath? well, there is biotene, specially formulated with moisturizers and lubricants... biotene can provide soothing relief and it helps keep your mouth healthy too. biotene, for people who suffer from a dry mouth.
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this morning in our series hope to it, a story of veterans and first responders who dedicated their lives to service joining forces to serve again rushing in to help during natural disasters around the world and getting a little muddy along the way. mud. sweat. pure strength. this is the tough mudder challenge. every year thousands come together on long island for the ultimate test of endurance. one of 120 tough mudders around the world. for the next five hours, these brave souls will run, climb,
duck, roll and work together as a team to take on the challenging course. among them, former marine scout sniper jake wood who is now ceo and co-founder of team rubicon. a national disaster response team that helps in times of disaster. partnering with will dean, the man behind tough mudder, was a perfect fit. >> it's about bringing people together to overcome challenges and work as a team and experience that sense of community and the values of tough mudder and value s are perfectly aligned. >> an unintended consequence of the work that we do that military veterans through this mission find this renewed sense of purpose and community and identity and that's been so critical for them as they transition out of the military and into their civilian lives. >> wesley kerr is a volunteer and tough mudder ambassador. >> tough mudder challenges you in every way. you run ten miles, you climb
through mud and climb up things and your arms are sore, shoulders are sore, you feel this accomplishment because you challenged every aspect of yourself. >> webb is no stranger to challenges. he was in west virginia cleaning up after devastating floods caused mud slides and water damage to neighborhoods. >> there were basements that we needed to clear everybody out and someone can assess this is what needs to be done to restart and rebuild. >> team rubicon has responded to more than 150 disasters worldwide and grown from eight members to a team of more than 40,000 placing a high value of comradery both on and off the tough mudder course. >> one of the things the obstacles are trying to do is get people out of their comfortable zones. in the military you hear get comfortable being uncomfortable. >> we bring people together and
work together and shared values and not about the individual but about the team. >> you come together as a team and you meet the most amazing people. you feel so accomplished and you're around people that have your same values and have your same mental grit and strength. >> a strong bond, unbreakable from start to finish. >> tough mudder doesn't care about your time. they care about finding your best. >> tough mudder is hoping to raise $1.5 million for team rubicon by the end of 2017. team rubicon will hold a day of service on october 22nd for anyone who wants to help serve their community. for more information, you can head to today.com. team rubicon is a remarkable organization. check them out. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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>> regis is so upset. >> i never saw anything like it. >> like al roker running in slow motion? >> regis has no idea what's coming up on the show. >> that makes two of us. affordable adventure trips. an amazing singer. and ben ford is over there making us shrimp. >> i want that. >> and i approve this message. donald trump: i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay?
and you can tell them to go f--- themselves! you know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever... you gotta see this guy. ahh, i don't know what i said, ahh. "i don't remember." he's going like "i don't remember!" good morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get to your forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> we've seen lots of clouds but no sign of showers yet. there's a chance this afternoon. we have breaks of sunshine in the lehigh valley. 79 in delaware now. 76 in philadelphia. just a little bit cooler 73 degrees. northeast philadelphia airport at 76. low 80s, tracy, this afternoon. >> thank you for that. now check on the roads.
>> we are watching the skug l expressway now. around the boulevard onramp. that incident just actually cleared out of the way. there's an accident right around the camden area on 676. coming out of the bridge headed into new jersey where we have lane restrictions and possible delays. watching for construction projects on the 42 freeway near the atlantic city expressway. lane restrictions to watch out for. not causing any delays. police are looking for a driver in deadly hit and run in atlantic county. a suv ran a red light and hit a woman while she was talking at white house pike and sixth avenue last night. police are looking for a silver-colored older model chevy tahoe or suburban. lawyers for the pennsylvania attorney general asked the state supreme court to throw out charges against her. kaen argues that the grand jury
it's a pretty simple question: is pat toomey's agenda your agenda? toomey voted seven times to defund planned parenthood. he even tried to shut down the federal government in order to eliminate funding for planned parenthood. and toomey's against a woman's right to choose and supports overturning roe v. wade which would allow states to criminalize abortion. pat toomey: he's focused on his own agenda, not us. majority forward is responsible for the content of this advertising. life's sharing a meal. and a kitchen with room for everyone.
spend $4000 or more on a new kitchen and get 15% back at the ikea kitchen event. from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, erybody! it's booze day tuesday. also called banking tuesday around here. >> that's right. >> august 2nd. hoda is in rio for the olympic games. so my friend and partner for 15 years from 1985 to 2000, regis philbin, a true cultural icon is here with us today. >> 31 years we worked today. but really -- anyway, we got through it. >> we have a terrific show for you today. how long do you need toe