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morning. download the nbc 10 app. >> we're already getting your back-to-school pictures. share them with us. we want to see them on social media. the "today" show is next. good morning. battle-ready? donald trump and hillary clinton set to take the stage tonight at our commander-in-chief forum. a new poll shows trump way ahead with active service members and veterans. clinton takes a swipe at her rival's plans for the armed forces. >> the only thing that is clear is he has no clue about what he's talking about. >> what will both candidates have to do to win the military vote? 1.7 billion. that's how much the obama administration now admits it sent iran in cash earlier this year. more than four times what it initially said it delivered. what was the money for? and why wasn't the government more upfront about it from the start? mystery solved. nearly 27 years after the crime,
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a minnesota man confesses in graphic detail to the kidnapping and killing of an 11-year-old boy. the victim's heartbroken mother speaking out for the first time since her son's body was found, just days ago. >> for us, jacob was alive. to be found. and so we found him. >> this morning, the link to another crime that helped crack the case. and under pressure. amid sinking sales, apple expected to unveil the new iphone 7 at a big event. how will it be different, and will it help the tech giant cook up big sales today, wednesday, september 7th, 2016. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer, live from intrepid sea, air and museum in new york. and savannah guthrie, live from are rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm standing here at new york's
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intrepid sea, air and museum along the hudson river. this is the site of tonight's commander-in-chief forum, the first joint candidate event of this general election season. i'm going to tell you much more about what we have in store for the candidates here later on. but savannah is back in studio 1a a few blocks from here. good morning to you. >> good morning. what a setting you you have there, and voters consistently say the top of their list in importance. >> no question about it. let me set the stage for you, savannah. during this hour-long event, clinton and trump will appear back-to-back, taking questions on national security, military affairs and veterans' issues from an audience of active and veteran service members. now, last night there was a coin toss. it was held to determine the order of appearance. trump won the coin toss. and has chosen to go second. hillary clinton will go first, savannah. >> okay. and matt, what these candidates have to say when they get their turn is going to get a lot of attention. the election, of course, 62 days
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away now. and with that in mind, here is a first look at the state of the race today. ahead of your forum, trump has stopped both here in new york and in philadelphia, where the republican nominee will also be addressing veterans' issues and national security. chelsea clinton will be in the battle ground state of pennsylvania, as well, hitting the campaign trail for her mom for the first time since the birth of her second child, aiden, back in june. and the race in pennsylvania is tight. the latest poll shows hillary clinton leading trump in that state. but now just by four points, matt. it's a tight race. >> all right, savannah, thanks very much. a lot to get to in the presidential race, including another new toll significant to tonight's forum. national correspondent peter alexander here with me on that. good morning to you. >> good morning. not a bad backdrop for tonight. the issue of veterans, foreign policy and national security. of course, the most important responsibility for any president, their role as commander-in-chief. but both hillary clinton and
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donald trump are actually facing some pretty skeptical voters. our brand new poll out this morning shows nearly 60% of americans say they do not have confidence in trump's ability to head our armed forces. and 52% say they lack the same confidence in clinton. >> facing their first fierce battle, hillary clinton and donald trump's test tonight to portray themselves as a credible commander-in-chief. clinton launching a preemptive strike on-air, blasting her opponent as unfit to lead, targeting his controversial comments. >> john mccain, a war hero. >> he's not a war hero. he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people who weren't captured, okay? >> still the poll shows trump leads clinton among veteran voters. the billionaire with 88 retired generals and admirals who signed a letter supporting trump to reverse the, quote, hollowing out of the u.s. military. not to be outdone, clinton this morning out with a statement
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saying she has 95 retired generals and admirals supporting her. the candidate also weighing in on global hot spots, like north korea. >> what i would do very simply is say, "china, this is your baby, this is your problem, you solve the problem." >> reporter: on syria, ducking a question about whether he supports a regime change. >> look, we have a problem. it's called isis. isis is fighting syria. >> reporter: and on russia. >> wouldn't it be nice if we actually got along with russia? >> reporter: even using vladimir putin to bash clinton. >> putin looks at her and he laughs, okay? he laughs. and then he smiles. boy, would he like to see her. >> reporter: clinton firing back. >> we're going to work with our allies, not insult them. we're going to stand up to our adversaries, not cozy up to them. >> reporter: in a tightening race, clinton is trying to get back on offense, hammering trump for refusing to release his tax returns. >> he clearly has something to hide. we don't know exactly what it is, but we're getting better
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guesses about what it probably is. >> reporter: trump slamming clinton after the fbi revealed during its interview with her about her private e-mail server she repeatedly couldn't recall key details. >> if she really can't remember, she can't be president. she doesn't remember anything. >> reporter: now back to the topic of tonight, here's another statistic that stuck out for us. more americans trust hillary clinton to make the right decisions with the nuclear codes. 44% for clinton. just 24% for trump. but 26% of americans say they don't trust either of them, and just to emphasize the importance of this national security debate, remember this sunday marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11, and american voters are already making up their minds. early voting, including mail-in ballots by active duty military, matt, begins in many states this month. >> all right. peter, thank you very much. we appreciate it. let's talk more about what we expect to hear from the candidates tonight. let's bring in nicolle wallace and steve kornacki made their
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way to the intrepid with me. good morning. talk about this polling that peter just talked about. 59% of people don't trust donald trump with the future of our military. 52% don't trust hillary clinton, and yet she is trailing with active military and veterans. >> they measure your toughness and if donald trump has one asset that wasn't damped by the post convention stress, it's the sense he is still tough enough. i think that was one of the attributes that held up. what he has to prove tonight, he can also be measured and i think that's his test tonight. >> steve, this is about that 3:00 a.m. phone call, this is about national security. what does donald trump have to say to prove to american voters that he is, in fact, ready for the role of commander-in-chief? >> yeah, because the other poll number out there that always jumps out at me is temperament. she is beating him 2-1, 3-1. so i think he needs to display some competence here. but i think he needs to find a
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way to reassure people, again, it's when he had those gut decisions. the poll about your finger on the button. they don't trust him right now with something that basic and that fundamental. >> steve brings up a good point. donald trump the word you hear more often than any other is temperament. when it comes to hillary clinton, you hear judgment and trust. what does she need to say to veterans and voters tonight that lets them understand that she's got the right judgment and they can trust her to make those key decisions? >> so there's a hillary clinton that actually did pretty well on that question, and who actually forged relationships across the aisle. and that was the hillary clinton who served in the united states senate as new york state's representative. she was on the senate armed services committee. she made many trips to the region. we were a country at war while she was a senator. she needs to -- this is sort of her weakness and her asset. her weakness is there are different versions of her she showcases. her asset is she has a lot of experience and that's the hillary clinton that needs to show up tonight. >> i'm glad you said that.
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if you put their resumes side to side, steve, she has much more experience in this area. but resumes are double-edged swords. on the one hand, you've got the experience nicole talked about. on the other hand, you've got to run on your record. is it a problem for her? >> that's the interesting thing. remember n 2008 when she was running against barack obama at the beginning of that campaign, they thought maybe foreign policy and national security would be the big trump card. it turned out it was the iraq war vote from 2002, the legacy of the iraq war. you have that interesting situation where donald trump, he had made comments in the run up to the iraq war on radio shows saying he was for it. but he's trying to run as a candidate who says i was against this thing from the beginning. it was a disaster. he's trying to pin that on her. we'll see if there is a back and forth there. >> unscientific poll up into the event tonight. what's the number one threat facing our national security right now? real quick. >> i think what people feel the number one threat is the lone wolf attacks where people are radicalized by internet and they can go out by themselves with a weapon which is pretty easy to get here in this country and wreak havoc.
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>> i think that's it. self radicalization. of we talk so much about the threats external coming in. but people here don't have to go overseas, don't have to meet anybody and things can happen. >> steve and nicole, thank you both very much. >> thank you for watching. >> thank you very much. you can watch our forum, live tonight, 8:00 eastern time on nbc and msnbc. let's go back to studio 1a. >> new fuel in the controversy facing the obama administration. over payments it sent to iran earlier this year. the white house is now saying the overall total, entirely in cash, amounted to $1.7 billion. nbc's ron allen is traveling with the president in laos this morning and has the latest. ron, good morning. >> reporter: under pressure, the administration admitted that it spent some $400 million using that money as leverage to help free four americans being held in iran. now the ""wall street journal"" reports within a few weeks iran got another $1.3 billion, all that money in cash.
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the timing raising new questions about whether all that money was ransom. the obama administration has said all that money, $1.7 billion, was owed to iran. settling a decades-old dispute about a failed arms deal, an agreement, they say, that coincided with the prisoner release and implementation of the iran nuclear deal. the president has insisted the deals were not connect and had were not ransom. >> we do not pay ransom for hodges. >> reporter: the administration has refused to reveal details about when and how the cash was sent and say hundreds of millions in cash could end up in the hands of terrorists iran backs and endanger americans. the white house insists it revealed the cash payments in august, when asked whether an additional $1.3 billion had been sent to iran, just like the initial $400 million payment. >> we haven't been as specific about the mechanism of the payment for the 1.3 billion in
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interest. >> reporter: the administration insists the details must be kept secret and sanctions against iran. still republicans on the hill want to introduce legislation that bans any payments to iran, and demands billions from the regime to compensate victims of terror. savannah? >> ron allen traveling with the president, thank you. new developments this morning in the bill cosby sexual assault case. lawyers now saying that the comedian is the victim of racial bias. they complain that a barrage of new accusers has gone public while cosby supporters have been silent. attorneys took particular aim at gloria allred, a lawyer who represented some of cosby's accusers. the statements came after a court hearing in pennsylvania at which a judge set a june 5th trial date for cosby, charged with drugging and molesting a former temple university employee at his home in 2004. and now to a chilling confession in a minnesota courtroom to a murder mystery
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that has haunted that state for a nearly three decades. a man finally admitting to the 1989 abduction, assault and killing of an 11-year-old boy. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in minneapolis for us with more on this. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: savannah. for 9,827 mornings, this young boy's mother had woken up wondering in agony what had really happened to her son. today she no longer has to wonder after that chilling confession in this courthouse. we should warn our viewers some of the details of this story are disturbing. >> for us, jacob was alive. to be found. until we found him. >> reporter: this morning, patty wetterling finally knows what happened to her son, jacob. confessed killer danny heinrich now providing answers in terrifying detail. this small minnesota town of st. joseph in shock. >> nobody should have to go through this. >> reporter: in 1989, the case brought national attention here,
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when 11-year-old jacob, his younger brother and a friend were forced from their bikes by a masked gunman. >> told me to run into the woods as fast as i could. and then grabbed jacob. >> reporter: now in that confession, according to reporters in court, heinrich told the judge jacob asked "what did i do wrong" and also started to cry and said "take me home." instead, heinrich told the court he sexually abused jacob and then executed him at the edge of the woods. at the time, heinrich was questioned about the boy's disappearance, but never arrested. a break in the investigation came last october, when new technology linked heinrich's dna to another unsolved sexual assault case. police searched this home, leading to an arrest on child pornography charges. heinrich later told police where he buried jacob's body in exchange for prosecutors dropping murder charges. >> he's not getting away with anything. we got the truth. >> reporter: jacob's parents signed off on the plea deal.
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this morning, the search for their son is finally over. their pain is not. >> i want to say jacob, "i'm so sorry." >> reporter: heinrich's sentencing now set for late november on the child pornography charge. the u.s. attorney here says he expects the 53-year-old heinrich will go to prison for at least 20 years. savannah? >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. some other news. big news on the education front. itt technical institute is going out of business. the for-profit college chain is setting down all 130 of its u.s. campuses, because it says it can no longer operate under new rules set up by the government. it has been under investigation for allegations of fraud and deceptive marketing tactics. in august, the u.s. department of education bans the college from enrolling students who get federal aid. that shut down 40,000 students and 8,000 employees. a big event happening in san
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francisco today. tech giant apple expected to unveil the newest version of its popular iphone, and nbc's jolene kent is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. whenever apple has an event like this, it is veiled in secrecy, that doesn't stop the rumor mill from churning online and here in san francisco. we're expecting a new iphone 7 this morning and it's all about what feature could be missing. the headphone jack. ♪ apple, under major pressure to make a big splash. the most valuable company in the worldwidely expected to unveil a new iphone 7 today. the company that made white ear buds a fashion statement now rumored to be eliminating them. according to websites that focus on apple products. introducing new wireless ear buds that may connect via bluetooth. >> whatever they do with that space, it better be good, because users are used to plugging in their headphones. if if you want to change our behavior, it better be for a great reason. >> reporter: getting rid of
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traditional headphones could allow the phone to be thinner and potentially waterproof. these photos posted purport to show the device, including possibly a more advanced camera. apple watchers also anticipate the company will issue a new and improved watch, with a new gps feature, plus a longer-lasting battery to satisfy. still, the apple watch has disappointed. apple currently lagging behind fit bit in the wearables category. and apple's new products announcement unfolding amid a smartphone war with samsung. samsung recalled 2.5 million galaxy phones because of fires linked to its battery. >> we have one more thing. >> reporter: but as for today's big announcement, analysts say anything could happen. apple is known to keep a surprise until the very last minute. apple staying mum on all of this and not commenting this morning. but, you know, ceo tim cook has
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been the head of this company for about five years now. a lot of critics say is hein aggravating enough. and today is another chance for him to prove those critics wrong, savannah. >> jo kent up there early to get it. let's get our first check of the weather from al who probably already has the iphone 7. >> i do not, but i'm very, very, very exciting. >> i know you are. i can feel the energy. >> christmas morning! anyway, let's show you -- unfortunately, not like christmas in the upper midwest. heavy thunderstorms from green bay to minneapolis. and eventually, those storms going to make their way into chicago. very humid air up ahead of this front. along the front, looking at showers and thunderstorms firing up today, midwest severe threat. and we could see some flooding with these storms from oklahoma into the northeast by thursday. look at this. we've got some heavy rain upwards of 6 inches from wichita all the way into decatur, illinois. and chicago later on.
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have a great day. that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thank you. and just ahead, gretchen carlson reacting it to the massive $20 million settlement in her sexual harassment the lawsuit against former fox news chief, roger ailes. and a top anchor also announces her departure. and the end of summer does not mean you can't book a vacation. we show you where to find the best deals right now. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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nbc 10 news starts now. good morning, i'm vai sikahema. it's about 7:30. it is really nice outside right now. let's get your first alert neighborhood forecast with meteorologist bill henley. hey, bill. >> hey, vai. a beautiful summer morning. cooler now in the lehigh valley. the sun is up 66 degrees. that won't last. add 20 or more to that for the afternoon high. 70 with sunshine in delaware, already at 72 degrees in philadelphia. and new jersey and the pennsylvania suburbs are seeing some scattered clouds, a few more in new jersey. both at 71 degrees to start with. 90 in philadelphia. at the shore, a warmç day, a f more clouds, a slight chance of a late-day shower. vai? let's get a check on your morning commute with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. looks like police activity there. >> that's on the schuylkill expressway, vai. not that we need any help this
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morning getting into big delays. around spring garden street, over into the right-hand shoulder, a disabled vehicle, a police officer on the scene with him. that's the eastbound traffic. what's headed into center city. it's at a slow go right now but thankfully all lanes are open, even with the disabled vehicle in place. there's an accident with shoulder blocked right before broad street. republican donald trump will be in philadelphia later this morning. he'll speak during a private event at the union league on broad street. nbc news has learned trump will talk about rebuilding the military and lay out his foreign policy differences with democrat hillary clinton. it's back to school day for thousands of philadelphia public school students. this year classrooms will be equipped with 130,000 new books thanks to the wrights book campaign. get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. see you at the top of the hour.
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♪ we're back at 7:30. look at the flags. it's windy, cloudy, cool day here in new york city. look what the wind blew in, matt lauer from the inintrepid. >> you know what wednesday means in new york city? garbage truck day. >> carrying a little odor. let's get to the headlines this morning. tropical storm newton will bring heavy rain to parts of new mexico and arizona today. it made landfall as a hurricane in mexico. actually, twice on tuesday, including near the resort in los cab owes. >> as we mentioned, after a day of campaigning, hillary clinton and donald trump will take part in our commander-in-chief forum tonight. they'll take the stage at the
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intrepid sea, air and museum taking questions from service members and veterans. and you can watch it at 8:00 eastern on msnbc and nbc. >> by the way, there is a new nbc new survey monkey poll, it shows that trump leads clinton by 19 points, 55 to 36% among voters currently serving or who have previously served in the u.s. military. >> that leads us to today's campaign moment, where we show you something you may have missed on the campaign trail. here's one that's actually been a tradition on campaign planes for years. the old orange roll. hillary clinton rolled oranges toward the front of the plane where she sits. written on each orange, a question for her to answer. only one made it all the way to the front and this was its question. who would you rather have dinner with, donald trump or vladimir putin? the orange came rolling back with putin's name circled, but a
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clinton aide admitted he actually answered the question for his boss. and i would call it a time-honored practice tradition. you told me you had never heard of it or can't remember it? >> we rolled a stone. that's how long ago it was. also this morning, learning more about the massive $20 million settlement to the sexual harassment lawsuit that rocked fox news and cost roger ailes his job. sin th cynth cynthia mcfadden on the case. >> good morning, savannah. it would have been hard to imagine two months ago what would happen happened with gretchen carlson bringing suit against roger ailes. to close the deal, he was paid a whopping $14 million to do so. today, a new twist. this morning, fox news is yet again making news. >> good morning, everybody. >> reporter: former anchor, gretchen carlson, agreeing to a $20 million payout after
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accusing former ceo, roger ailes, of sexual harassment in just a short time later, one of the network's top anchors calling it quits. >> really, this is the slow-motion dismantling of the machine and the roster that roger ailes had built over 20 years. >> on the record -- >> reporter: greta van susteren suddenly leaving fox on tuesday, writing on facebook, "fox hasn't felt like home to me for a few years." she was one of several high-profile employees who came to defend roger ailes in a lawsuit. 21st century fox, the parent company of fox news, which was not named in the lawsuit, saying in a statement, "we sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve." carlson saying in a statement, "all women deserve a dignified
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and respectful workplace." her $20 million settlement, a culmination of a summer of allegations. roger ailes allegedly said, i think you and i should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago, adding that sometimes problems are easier to solve that way. carlson's lawsuit reportedly bulletproof, because she secretly record his alleged advances. a person familiar tells nbc news contributor, gabe sherman. >> she meticulously built this case over a year on her iphone, in private settings and meetings and 21st century fox couldn't walk away from this. the proof was there. >> reporter: an internal investigation by 21st century fox uncovered other women who said roger ailes harassed them too. he has repeatedly denied all againsts against him and is reportedly considering legal action himself. his attorney telling nbc news, he is not contributing to carlson's settlement. so this morning, questioned by
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some about the future of fox news. >> the problem is that the network is in disarray. the man no who created fox news is gone and a lot of uncertainty about its place in the world. >> reporter: sources tell nbc news that two other sexual harassment cases besides carlson's have recently been settled by the company. meanwhile, "new york" magazine and writer gabe sherman have been threatened with litigation by roger ailes, who has hired hulk hogan's lawyer. >> the one who just successfully sued gawker. >> it continues. thank you very much. let us get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> all right, guys. as you mentioned, bottom of the program, we were talking about our good friend, spinning around out here, newton. that's right. newton is now 130 miles south of tucson, 70-mile-an-hour winds moving north of 17 as a tropical storm. and that moisture is going to
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make its way as already started to make its way into arizona, new mexico, texas, and that's where we have flash flood watches, and could see flash flood warnings. 3 million people under this. the impacts, 2 to 4 inches in southeastern arizona, gusty winds, heavy rain, could seagully washers and flash floods, we're watching that. and the remnants of hermine continue to spinoff the northeast coast. high surf for southern new england and new york. scattered showers and finally moves out and gets the heck out of dodge. that's what's going on around thcountry. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a few clouds and this morning and sunshine to heat things up. 90 degrees in philadelphia. upper 80s in somerton and chestnut hill. for the suburbs and the lehigh valley, a big warmup today. 89 in lansdale, kutztown, 90 degrees this afternoon. new jersey will see sunshine and some scattered clouds. 88 degrees in hammonton. at the shore, a slight chance of a shower, low 80s this afternoon. but delaware, closer to 90 degrees.
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right away, i score major savings on the flight. during peak season in december, a flight on jetblue to nassau would cost $860. but right now this same seat on this same exact flight cost only 27 3. that's $600 less. hello. but i'm just getting started. i'm checking into one of my favorite resorts. the atlantis. i'm here! during the peak season, a room here in the beach tower runs $424. but today i got the room for a steal. only $229. and not only do you get a great room, come out this way, the piece de resistance. and look what else you get. clear ocean views. look at that water. beautiful. and the off season perks don't stop there. love this! no real line at the water slide. just grab your inner tube and
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ultra-fancy arrest. an even bigger surprise. >> i got upgraded to a suite. another perk of off-season travel. just look how huge this suite is! i love it. >> reporter: all this for just $278 a night. but i know what you're thinking. vail is just a winter destination. think again. from horseback riding. >> look at this view. it's amazing up here. >> reporter: to whitewater rafting. >> crazy. >> reporter: there is plenty to do and the weather is gorgeous. whoa! simple tips for your biggest skrax on the cheap. i'm currently taking resumes. how did we get these prices? booked all directly through the airlines and hotels and they can get you to the best deals and promotions and tell you, hey, move your vacation one day later or one day earlier, we can give you $100 off.
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but i know what some of you are thinking. we're in the hurricane season. savannah, you just asked me this. you can get travel insurance. travel insurance, you can cancel even up to the last minute. and get a full refund. some of your credit cards actually give it to you for free if you book on the credit card. otherwise it will cost you 4 to 10% of the vacation. but it could be hugely worth it, especially if you get a great deal. >> if you get a great deal, maybe you roll the dice. >> yeah. >> jeff, thank you. >> thank you, jeff. coming up, bruce springsteen reveals the personal struggle that has impacted his career and his life. but first, carson has one coach's strong words for colin kaepernick about that controversial national anthem pr ♪ ♪ ♪ and off you go, ♪ ♪ ♪ and off you go, ♪ ♪ ♪ and off you go, ♪ for every step, every stride, every start,
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son being a deployed army ranger. jeremy lane here of seattle, more recently u.s. women soccer player, megan repinot. many watching closely to see if there are any additional protests. back to you. >> and the president, by the way, weighed in and says that kaepernick has the right to do that to raise awareness for a social issue. >> and veterans and service members think the same thing. >> carson, thank you very much. just ahead, hoda is playing fairy godmother again. fairy godmother again. and well? i love it. this piece is so you. i know, right? i saw it and i was just like "oh, i have to have it..." is it suede? it's suede. i love suede. state farm knows that every one those moments, there's one of these... well? i love it. this piece is so you. i know, right? i saw it and i was just like "i have to have it..." is it suede? it's suede. i love suede. that's why we're there, with renters insurance, when things go wrong...
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nbc 10 news starts now. good morning, i'm vai sikahema. just about four minutes before 8:00. the skies look clear behind me. let's get right to your first alert neighborhood forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> some areas are seeing clear skies while others are seeing clouds. you can see it in new jersey. the lehigh valley at one point this morning was completely cloudy. right now, look at the sunshine coming through. just as the forecast we're on our way to 84 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon. philadelphia, 90 degrees this afternoon and turning hotter and more humid over the couple -- next couple days. upper 80s for most of the area and at the shore, sunshine, clouds, just a slight chaens of -- chance of a shower today. let's get a check on traffic with jessica boyington. >> a lot of volume just like you said. here's 95. we're in the red and there's nothing really happening on 95, no accident, no disabled vehicles, just more volume creating the big drive time. 35 minutes from woodhaven road up toward the center city area
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with speeds into the 20s. that's pretty slow. around girard avenue, you can see the northbound side. if you're approaching woodhaven road or out of the city, doing a little bit better. water main crews will be out to fix a water main break. the break of an 8 inch main sent gallons of water rushing down summerdale avenue overnight. tonight is night two of preliminary competition in the 2017 miss america pageant in atlantic city. last night, miss district of columbia won the swimsuit round and miss tennessee won the talent portion. the new miss america will be crowned sunday night. the boss will be rocking south philly tonight. bruce springsteen and the e-street band will take the stage at citizens bank park. this is a look atopñi the wells fargo center. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. now back to the today tad show. i'm vai sikahema. have a great day. see you at the bottom of the hour. ♪
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, lights, camera, action. hoda does it again. rallying a cast of hundreds together to make one deserving woman's dream come true. >> is this for real? then, springsteen struggles. the boss gets personal, opening up about his battle with depression. and how it's affected his legendary career. and avatar reimagined. the blockbuster movie gets the cirque du soleil treatment in an all-new show. we'll have a special live performance today, wednesday, september 7th, 2016.
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♪ >> morning, tallahassee! >> hi, mom and dad! thanks for watching the kids! we love you. >> celebrating 34 years! woo! ♪ >> celebrating our wedding anniversary in kansas city! >> completing my bucket list, which is the "today" show! woo! >> we're back now, 8:00, on a wednesday morning. it's the 7th day of september. 2016. >> the remnants of hermine moving away. finally. >> get that out of here. >> it's like my brother. i can't get rid of it. >> he means that in the best way. >> absolutely. >> by the way, as we mentioned, we just walked right past them. cirque du soleil here.
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so cool. also, they're going to give us a special preview of the new show that's inspired by "avatar," we think it will blow you away. because it is windy and also because it's awesome. >> looking forward to that. and also, for this morning's guinness world record attempt by the guy who already holds the record for holding the most world records. i'll draw you a chart later, savannah. that is coming up soon. first, it's time for the news at 8:00. we begin this morning with the race for the white house. i'm hallie jackson on the deck of the aircraft carrier, intrepid, where tonight both presidential candidates will take our stage to face questions about what it means to be commander-in-chief. but a majority of voters don't have confidence in either donald trump or hillary clinton to serve in that role. according to our new nbc news survey monkey online tracking poll out today. for trump and clinton, national
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security again in the spotlight. today, ahead of nbc's commander-in-chief forum, donald trump previewing his plan for the military. a senior aide telling nbc news, trump will calling for an end to automatic defense cuts, raising questions about how he'll pay for it without blooallooning th deficit. also, part of his plan to fight isis. back in april -- >> i said i have a great plan, it's going to be great. what is it? i would rather not say, i want to be unpredictable. >> reporter: now? >> going to convene my top je generals and give them a simple instruction. they will have 30 days to submit to the oval office. a plan for soundly and quickly defeating isis. we have no choice. >> reporter: trump's trying to capitalize on his advantage with military and veteran voters. where he leads hillary clinton by double digits. according to our new nbc news survey monkey online tracking
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poll. clinton, not conceding that vote. >> his whole campaign has been one long insult to all those who wore the uniform. >> reporter: and not letting up on trump's refusal to release his tax returns. >> he's also said that it's none of our business. i just think he's dead wrong. >> reporter: trump quickly brushing off the tax talk. >> nobody cares about it except some of the folks in the media. nobody cares about it. >> reporter: instead, turning the topic to his rival's appearance in a new line of at that tack. >> i just don't think she has a presidential look. and you need a presidential look. you have to get the job done. >> reporter: clinton's running mate, tim kaine, called a similar knock to appearance as an idiotic comment. and clinton has an edge over trump when it comes to who voters trust more on the use of nuclear weapons. but one in four voters say they wouldn't trust either candidate.
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you can watch our commander in chief forum tonight here on nbc news at 8:00 eastern. also on msnbc. mat, of course, moderating that, getting ready for the big event. savannah? >> halle, thank you so much. meantime, the obama administration facing new questions this morning about huge cash payments to the government of iran. just weeks ago the white house admitted a $400 cash shipment in january was used as leverage to free four american prisoners. now the administration is acknowledging that iran got additional cash transfers for a total of $1.7 billion. however, the white house insists the money was not ransom. it says all of this money was owed iran to settle a failed arms deal in the '70s and the funds were previously disclosed publicly. the astronaut who has spent more space than any other american returned to earth overnight. jeff williams and two russians landed in central kazakhstan. his latest six-month mission
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aboard the international space station gave williams a total of 534 days in orbit and at 58, williams, a grandfather, also the oldest american to live on the space station. cool. coming up next, why this guy's basket just made him the king of the classroom. and then how people are reacting to news that taylor swift and is tom hilthsston's summer love is over. >> why does it make me laugh when you read that? i don't know. hoda goes big. enlisting a cast and crew of enlisting a cast and crew of hundreds to make another houst mission allergy escape. for those who've gone to extremes to escape their unrelenting nasal allergy symptoms... houston: news alert... new from the makers of claritin, clarispray. ♪ welcome back. clarispray is a nasal allergy spray that contains the #1 prescribed, clinically proven ingredient. nothing is more effective at relieving your sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion.
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>> music. >> children. >> kids. >> family. >> most people would say getting married or having a baby, family things. would you add to that list, getting comments on your facebook posts? >> not our comments. >> a new study says for some people the answer is yes. this from researchers at both facebook and carnegie melon. that sounds official. they say the magic number is 60. getting at least 60 comments on a facebook post was found to increase a person's satisfaction as much as as a major life event. >> crazy. when i read that, i thought that's weird. but i have to say, to the extent that facebook is now just an online way of getting appreciation and connecting with friends, i think it's another way of saying having connection with your friends is as good as -- >> a major -- satisfaction in life? >> i do think most people who follow you are your friends, right? so you would hope they would chime in. >> take a look here.
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>> wait until tonight. >> wait until tomorrow. >> exactly. >> all right, victoria's secret known, of course, for racy ads. and some people not loving the new campaign. see what you guys think. models posing on streets in their lingerie. >> even better. >> bras and slips being worn like shirts and blouses. victoria secret marketing a look you can work into your real life. customers are saying, yeah, i don't think so. one wrote, "no thanks, victoria's secret." also, "this must be a man's idea." and also, "how to get fired" by victoria's secret. so far, no comment from victoria's secret. >> i don't mind t. >> look at our men. >> yeah, okay, you want your daughter to do that? no, no. >> ridiculous. >> no way that's happening for me. a lot of colleges, one student at ohio state a hero. his organic chemistry teacher
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promised if he made a basket from one area of the lecture hall to the other, everybody in the class would get an a on their first quiz. the student named vinny nailed the shot from across the room. of course, vinny is going to nail the shot! but the room goes crazy. [ cheers and applause ] vinny's teacher trying to demonstrate a lesson. needless to say he and his classmates won't forget that lesson. he loves organic chemistry. anyway, another candidate for the day. check out what happened at the u.s. open on tuesday after caroline wozniak won her match. the ball into the stands. where does it land? off it goes -- >> oh! >> caught it with one hand. just happens to be at the right place at the right time. nobody more surprised than she
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is. meanwhile, caroline advances to the semi finals and gets quite the souvenir. >> some fans saying "throw it back!" >> i know. i am impressed. >> she was holding it like a drink in the air. >> yeah! >> how about pop stars? >> big story here at the top. i guess start with the breakup that no one saw coming. >> really? seriously? >> the couple, better known as hittle-swift, split. the split follows months of speculation about whether the relationship was a publicity stunt to begin with. and tom went on record saying it wasn't. so many fans just devastated. one guy tweeting, my wife just asked me to take out the garbage as this taylor swift/tom hiddleston news -- and the boss opens up in the new october
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issue of "vanity fair" talking about battling depression. saying you don't know the illness's parameters. can i end up like my father more than i thought i might. dealing with the issue has helped him become a better artist. he will release an autobiography. a solo album, we don't have the release date yet. and zayn malik. what does in this former new direction member have? the guys are developing a scr t scripted show about a boy band featuring original music and will draw from zain's experiences. we don't have a premier date yet but it will air here on nbc. that's your pop start. you can check out "today." >> well done, mr. daly. mr. roker, a check of the weather. >> we'll show what's going on
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and we've got really a big change temperature-wise. in the pacific northwest, we're going to see these temperatures cool down. we're talking anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees cooler than average right through the middle of this week. but here in the east, a big dome of high pressure, unseasonably hot weather starting to set up. look at today. lexington, 11 degrees above average. new york city, getting up to 83, 6 degrees above average. cleveland, 91. that's 16 degrees above average. look at the record highs. thursday, friday from d.c. to new york city. highs reaching into the low to mid 90s. that's what's going onround a good morning. i'm bill henley. a few clouds this morning and sunshine to heat things up this afternoon. 90 degrees in philadelphia. upper 80s in somerton and chestnut hill, and for the suburbs and lehigh valley, a big warmup today. 89 in lansdale. look at kutztown, 90 degrees this afternoon. new jersey will see some
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scattered clouds. at the shore, a slight chance of showers. low 80s this afternoon. delaware, closer to 90 degrees. have a great day. and that's your latest weather. it . >> thank you very much. hoda is back with her bucket list. >> who could forget tuesday. a 63-year-old grandma into a monster truck. she loved it.. remember she went over the big car. >> how are you going to top it today? >> this one is one of my favorites. a viewer's family asked me to surprise her. we were on it immediately. i don't want to give anything away. just watch. >> hi, you're here! sarah malone thinks she is on a new york girls' get-away. >> remember -- wait a second, might have been in the shot. >> a few blocks away, i'm conspiring with a cast and crew of hundreds. >> and go! >> including sara's family. to pull off the ultimate surprise. >> ahhh!
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oh, my god! >> so who is this sarah malone? >> she's the most caring and dependable friend you could ever have in your life. >> she's always a phone call away. >> as a wife, she is loyal, she's caring. she's strong. >> she also just endured the worst year of her life. doctors broke the news that a routine visit six months after her son was born. >> the day after her 31st birthday, came back that she was positive for breast cancer. >> she went through 20 weeks of chemo. she also tested positive for the brachia gene, a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy in her future. >> she refused to let it impact her family. but she did change one thing. she moved a tv into her bedroom to watch her favorite show. ♪ >> sara's biggest obsession would be watching "svu" and just
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linging. even on an episode she has seen a thousand times. >> i thought the craziest thing she would like to do, why not be on "svu?" >> i know it's exciting, but we're actually in the middle of shooting. >> the easy part convincing my friends at "svu" to give her a small but pivotal role. near impossible, pulling off the actual surprise. >> all right. let's try it. >> action! >> the ruse is that sara will think she has walked on to a live film set and ruin the shot. >> this is our earpiece. >> best friend star will lead sara into a trap, while i hide out nearby, awaiting my victim. >> sara is going to be floored. >> she is just going to keep asking, "is this for real?" >> here she comes, here she comes. >> what's happening? >> okay. can we go around? what's happening? >> we're just in the middle of filming right now, so if you can
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just wait here for just a moment. >> oh. >> did she get into the shot? >> oh, shoot, yeah. >> so you got into the shot by accident. >> oh, i'm so sorry. >> no worries about it. but i'm just going to see if we can get a release form in case you show up. >> shut up! >> can we see what it is? >> can you get me a release form, please? >> someone walk in the shot? >> yeah, we've got two people walking into the shot. >> stand by. >> i've got two release forms! hi! >> wait, is this for real? >> this is for real! can i tell you something? >> yeah! >> all of this -- >> okay. >> all of this -- >> yeah. >> hi! >> hi. >> is for you. it's all for you. your dear friends were telling us what an incredible person you
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were. your sister-in-law, your husband. >> what? >> oh. >> we love you. >> your sister-in-law wrote such a beautiful note and told us you love a couple of things. this is a real "svu" set down there. and guess who is not only going to be on "svu" but have a speaking part. >> no. >> yes you are! >> oh, my gosh! i don't know what to say! >> come on. come with us. >> all right. so all of this is the "svu" set. >> okay. >> i know. >> don't tell me you watch this show. >> that would be marishka, the no-nonsense lieutenant, olivia benson. >> who are these people? >> ahhh! >> get over here. >> wow! oh, my god. it's really you!
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>> i took off my badge, because i didn't want to freak you out. >> oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh! >> are you kidding? >> we were shooting the scene and i was like ramp it up, people. i have guests. >> she's like this, talk amongst yourself. >> welcome to "svu." >> oh, my god. can i give you a hug? >> i'm going take my sunglasses off. how are you? >> i leave sara in good hands with the "svu" crew. >> so right now we are going to your very own trailer. da, da, da, da da! >> oh, my god! >> it doesn't take long to transform sara into character. she'll be playing the part of "woman." >> do you like that, the busy-body that knows everybody business. you probably have a lot of cats in your apartment, and not much else. >> great. >> and i'm going to say, "not much around here." and you're going to say, "check the roof." >> okay.
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>> try it now? >> "check the roof." >> i like it. >> okay, sarah, we're ready for you. >> sarah is the last scene of the day. >> we're looking for charlie dobson. >> is he around? >> check the roof. >> nailed it! >> that was very good. >> action! action! action! >> and on the subsequent 10,000 takes. >> is he around? >> check the roof. >> i hope that sarah always remembers that this is for her. it's all about her. she went through a hard year. i hope she understands how much we care about her. >> i think she's going to make a great television star. >> finally -- >> that does it! >> ladies and gentlemen, that's a wrap for sarah malone! >> hopefully that part don't get caught. >> her put is not getting cut. by the way, catch "law and order scu" on september 28th. >> why are you bothering --
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>> shut the front door! >> that was so -- she must have been flipping out! >> it was -- you know how you feel like you're in a surprise party and you duck behind a couch and you're about to burst out? that's what it felt like for us. >> almost always somebody blows it? and nobody blows it in this. >> tomorrow we're going to zero in on a guy who hates to be the center of attention. he's the type who quietly changes people's lives and refuses to take credit. so we enlisted one of his idols. >> this thing is so great. >> so fun. >> thank you, hoda. >> thank you very much. coming up, a mind-blowing performance from cirque du soleil with inspiration from the great james cameron. carson. >> oh, look who is here! molly shannon,
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just about 8:30. going to need sunglasses today. let's get to your forecast with bill henley. >> that's a change. we started off with cloudy skies but the clouds have broken. look at that sunshine. now the temperatures, already 75 degrees in philadelphia. low 70s for the shore, and low 70s and 60s have disappeared from the lehigh valley and the suburbs. these temperatures will be warming into the 80s this afternoon, topping out near 90 in philadelphia. vai. >> thank you. let's get a check on traffic with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> vai, watching the schuylkill expressway. big delays in both directions. more so on the eastbound side. if you're moving into center city, 36 minutes right now. there was an earlier accident. a lot of the traffic was moving
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slowly. from the blue route to the vine street, average speeds in the 20s there. also watching the blue route, an accident on the northbound side. look at the drive times. real slow. 29 minutes from 95 to the schuylkill with speeds down to the 30s as well. >> thank you. republican donald trump will be in philadelphia today speaking at the union league. it's a private event, and he's expected to talk about rebuilding the military and his foreign policy differences with hillary clinton. clinton's daughter chelsea will be in pennsylvania campaigning for her mother in carlisle and state college. she'll make a stop in scranton tomorrow. and franklin institute will take down the historic bb-1 pioneer aircraft today for a two-year restoration. the historic stainless steel plane was build by philly's bud manufacturing in 1930. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. now back to the "today" show. have a great day.
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♪ ♪ we're back on a wednesday morning. how cool is that? a scene from cirque du soleil, getting ready to bring "avatar" to life on our plaza. hi there! you up there. pretty exciting. >> they are doing it, this show, with the help of a ledge egend.
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james cameron. we're going to talk to him about the collaboration in just a little while. >> and then coming up, you're going to laugh, you're going to cry. molly shannon here to tell us about her heavy but humorous role in that show called "other people." >> and we are going to try to break more begguinness world records. popping a whole bunch of balloons. and the opening ceremony of the 2016 para olympic games in brazil. we urge you to watch on the nbc sports network, 7:00 p.m. eastern and also stream it on s team usa.org and right here on nbc. nbc sports network and team usa.org, as well. we wish them the best of luck. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> starting with today, looking at some strong storms through the upper mississippi river valley with some flooding possible and also in the
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southwest with moisture from newton, heating up in the southeast and gulf coast. cool and wet in the pacific northwest. tomorrow we're expecting to see more strong storms in the mid section of the country. hot and humid through the southeast into the mid atlantic states. the sunshine returns to the southwest with a few showers still hanging around and a few sprinkles in the morning plains . good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a few clouds this morning and sunshine to heat things up this afternoon. 90 degrees in philadelphia. upper 80s in somerton and chestnut hill, and for the suburbs and lehigh valley, a big warmup today. 89 in lansdale. look at kutztown, 90 degrees this afternoon. new jersey will see some scattered clouds. 88 degrees in hammonton. at the shore, a slight chance of showers. low 80s this afternoon. delaware, closer to 90 degrees. have a great day. i don't know if they're sad, but they do look a little blue.
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>> good one, al. good one. let's see what molly shannon thinks, a legend at snl. she, of course, made a name for herself with comedy. but in her new movie, "other people," she plays a mother dying of cancer who can still put a humorous spin on things. take a look. >> cremation. >> we talked about this. >> i know we talked about it. >> i'm not going to be burned up, okay? how would you like it if somebody set you on fire? no, thank you. >> it's not like they light you -- >> i don't want to be lit on fire. i don't like that. i don't like camping and fires and i don't want to be personally lit on fire. no. i want to be frozen. that is an option, frozen. can i be frozen? check the frozen option. >> molly shannon, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. >> talk about range. i mean, there are those moments of lefty in this. but this is such a dramatic role. full stop. >> yes, it really is.
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i felt so lucky to get this script. chris kelly, who just became the head writer at "snl," sent the script to me. and it's about a struggling comedy writer who moves home to take care of his dying mother, me. and the script is just breath taking. i really cried when i read it. and i have two kids myself, i'm a mother and i related to how this mother wants to fight to the end of the earth for her kids. and what mothers will do for their children and how families deal with loss. and it explores -- it's a drama, but explores the comedic elements and the family dealing with this tough time. >> and chris kelly, writer at "snl," you guys never crossed paths, but he, of course, knew of your work and he really sought you out, because he wanted that unique combination of somebody who could do the dramatic parts of it, but find that humor, because it sounds like that was the story he wanted to tell about his own mother. >> exactly. his own mother -- he said his family was funny and his mother
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was really funny. so i'm so -- i just feel so lucky to get such a juicy part like this. i'm like -- thank you! i feel so fortunate. >> and you actually have a background in drama, right? you studied at nyu, straight drama. you were not a comedy actress then. >> no, not at all. i was a regular actress doing dramatic monologues and even on "saturday night live," i consider myself more of a dramatic comedian. i would always do dramatic mary kathryn gallacher monologues. i like drama or drama with comedy. >> yeah. it's funny, because i was reading your background and realized, oh, my gosh, you left snl in 2001, it feels like yesterday. you made such an impact. >> aww. >> and that has to feel good to have characters that have with stood the test of time and people still talk about them. >> it does, savannah. it feels so good and i get it -- every at a, i get it at the airport or i was elevator in the
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hotel yesterday. and i get it all of the time and i feel so lucky. that was a great job for me and such a great break. i saw lauren michaels last night and we're still really close. and it's such a unique show and i feel so -- it was just the greatest. >> and you've made such an interesting career with a lot of different kinds of roles since. you have also a new tv series, "divorced." >> yes. >> you get to play sarah jessica parker's besty. and i would like to be her besty in real life. tell me about the show. >> the show is called "divorced" and i play her best friend and it explores marriages and people look at their own marriages and my particular character is in a push/pull relationship with my husband. the show is excellent. so juicy. sarah jessica parker is a delight. i feel like a fan who won a part on a tv show. she comes on-set.
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and she's so pretty and look at her sparkly shoes. everything you would want her to be and more. >> i would want to one-click everything she is wearing and i love how they describe the first episode. something juicy happens at your house. and that's where this whole thing starts. >> yes. >> but i guess you're not going to tell us what that juicy thing is. >> no, i can't. you'll have to tune in october. >> molly shannon, thank you. >> and "other people" opens in select theaters this friday. >> and itunes, as well. and "divorced" october 9th. >> what a pleasure! you look fabulous. >> thank you. oh, my goodness. we're on the path there. next, the king of world records tries one more jewel for the crown. this is "today" on nbc.
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this is fun. trying for some new records all week long in honor of the brand-new guinness world record holder, the farthest back flips in japan. and then remember yesterday, the fastest straight jacket escape. almost. this morning, this is exciting. we have brought in the man who holds the record for holding records. take a look. ♪ meet the record-breaker. since 1979, he has made a career out of breaking guinness world records and has broken more than 500 so far. from the longest somersaulting distance to the fastest staff race to the apples cut in mid-air and more.
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to top it off, holds the record for holding the most begin necessary records title. he will attempt to set a new record by popping the most balloons with his mouth in 30 seconds and kids, don't try this at home. hope you have been practicing. he's here and the guinness world record communicator. you have 587 records, total you have accomplished and 209 are current. >> right. >> this sounds like a career for you. how come you love doing this? >> i love it. had always been a fan as a kid and then started -- a teenager, i had a teacher and the whole philosophy is about self transcendence, we have this inner strength which we never use and you can always challenge yourself and do better and push the limits. >> but you've got a great imagination, because you have to come up with a lot of these things to set the record. >> yeah, but -- i do, but a lot of them -- they have a tremendous imagination. always find crazy new things in
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the begguinness book. >> there are a couple rules. what does he have to do to make the record? >> a couple rules. the balloons themselves have to be at least 27 -- 20 centimeters in diameter, just under eight inches. >> all right. >> ease he's got to burst at least 27 of them and he can only use his mouth or teeth to burst them. >> no nose. >> have you been filing your teeth? >> i've been working on it. >> okay. all right. i'm going to let -- you're the official here. so you start it up, okay? >> 30 seconds. >> okay. >> are you ready? >> yeah. >> for the record, 3, 2, 1, go! >> go! >> come on, you can do it. you've got to get to seven. oh, my goodness. he's on fire. on fire. >> ten seconds gone. >> it's difficult! >> it is hard. >> we've got some tricky ones.
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it has to completely deflate to count. all right. going. you've got about five seconds left. >> 4, 3, 2, 1! stop! >> so let's see. >> the last one didn't -- >> rob, you want to count them up for us? >> sure. >> that's a lot of work! i have to say! >> wouldn't it be great if they were helium balloons? >> i did it! >> okay. we're doing a little calculation here. now you hold the record for one minute. most balloons popped in one minute, right? so we're going for a new record here. >> okay. so we said the minimum he had to achieve for this record seven. >> right. >> there was a few we had to discount because he used his hands to assist with the bursting of the balloon. but with a total of 19, i can confirm this is the new guinness world record. ♪
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you are the winner! >> awesome! >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. thanks, guys. that was fun. >> was it harder than you thought it was going to be? >> absolutely. it was harder than i thought, yeah. >> and you now currently hold 210 guinness world records. >> you are no longer invited to my daughter's birthday party. >> thank you so much! >> thanks very much. >> good to have you. >> thank you. >> congrats. next, cirque du soleil's new show, inspired by james cameron's movie "avatar." first, this is "today"n nbc. o
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director, james cameron, behind blockbusters like "terminator", "titanic" and the highest-grossing movie of all-time, "avatar". >> now from the screen to the stage, teamed up with cirque du soleil. it's a multimedia experience, complete with stunning visuals, acrobatics, special performance coming up in a moment. mr. cameron, nice to see you. >> good morning! >> you know what's shocking to me, it's been seven years. it seemed like it was just last year. >> yeah, i know. in a cave, writing all four of them. >> when you released "avatar" did you envision something bigger than the screen? >> no, i didn't envision. they came to me with the idea. it's a match made in heaven. it's about these alien guys, but they're really us. they're like the better aspects of ourselves and i think that's
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what these performers do. >> i feel like you're adding another level, because there's a real story here, not just the visual. >> yeah. it is a story. and cirque du soleil hasn't done that before. they are separated from each other and this is all one story with a continuous cast for all of the acts. >> and you mentioned busy wri r writing the other movies. when are we going to see the other movies? >> they're coming right up. you'll be briefed on that. >> all right. should we watch? >> i think we should. >> james cameron, thanks. ladies and gentlemen, cirque du soleil! ♪
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>> amazing. cirque du soleil, james cameron, thank you so much. they're going to all be back in our next hour. that was incredible. and you know what -- i would be panting. >> they're just amazing. >> they really are. on tour now. we'll be back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. today, guns can be bought over the internet, or at a weekend gun show. and if the wrong people get a gun... we know what can happen. pat toomey put our safety ahead of partisan politics. toomey crossed party lines twice, first to support background checks, and now to stop gun sales to suspects on the terror watch list. no wonder pennsylvania cops endorse pat toomey as best to protect our families.
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smucker's celebrates "today" is sponsored by smucker's. with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. >> all right. we're back, 8:54. time for a special back to school celebration. hey, carson. >> thanks, guys. kids headed back to school and celebrating the special teachers changing students' lives each and every day. a couple tweets. ashton tweeting here, she is amazing, because she makes work fun, a huge motivator and is a joy. aaron writing in, this mrs. rasmussen, inspires and cares for every child and adult, all of the time, no matter what. and there you see on the left, mrs. blake, she has taught for 32 years in the same classroom and had had both sheila and her daughter as students. great work there. keep celebrating your favorite teache
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teachers. >> love that. thank you very much. what have you got next hour? >> some great fall food hacks coming up. live performance from groupon. no, group love. sorry. >> we're going to get a coupon for group love. >> and james cameron and another performance from cirque du soleil. so that's going to be kind of neat. and we're going to be talking about -- i saw the movie "sully" last night. it is amazing. first of all, besides it being great, it's 09 minutes. 90 minutes. >> and tom hanks. >> i was just going to say. and mike o'malley terrific,
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema. it's just about 9:00. let's get right to your first alert neighborhood forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> a look at the sunshine. a beautiful day. a warmer day than yesterday. partly sunny skies. the skies are clearing out quickly. 86 degrees at 1:00 this afternoon in philadelphia. got a northerly wind. that's going to keep the temperatures in the upper 80s for most of the day. i do think philadelphia will hit 90 degrees this afternoon.
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humidity won't be an issue today, but over the next couple days, that wind will shift and the heat and humidity will build. >> let's get a check on traffic with jessica boyington. >> we're watching the vine street expressway, and these are our cameras around broad street. big delays westbound right now. anything approaching the schuylkill expressway area. seven-minute trip doesn't seem too bad, but that's adding three to four minutes on your commute through the vine street expressway. to the schuylkill, speeds in the teens. upper providence, watch for an accident. >> a police officer was shot in the line of duty in delaware county will return to work this week. christopher dormen will be back in uniform on friday. it's been more than two months since she was shot seven times while responding to a call. the shooting suspect is charged with attempted murder. >> today, students across our area are heading back to school for their first day of classes. just got this video of the
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principal welcoming schools at st. thomas the apaostle school. and more than a half dozen delaware radio stations begin a two-day radio-thon to raise money for dupont hospital for children. we'll take calls and collect donations. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you canal always get the latest news and weather with the nbc10 app. back to the "today" show. have a great day.
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♪ this morning on "today's take," little monsters rejoice and lady gaga dropping a new tune. james cameron, director of the world's highest grossing movie. and a pumpkin milk shake. all that and more, coming up now. from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, tamron hall, and billy bush. live, from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. september 7th, 2016. want to say thank you to both of you, checking in on me this morning. i took my daughter to school yesterday, boarding school. and a lot of people -- boarding school might be a dying thing, i
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don't know. i went to boarding school. you kind of eat, work, play with your peers. >> are you there the entire school season? do you get to go home? >> oh, yeah. built-in study hall. how many times do you want to tell your kid, go up to your room for two-and-a-half hours, don't come out. >> instead you say, go up to your room for the next three months and i'll see you -- don't play video games. >> in this case, they have to do that. it's really regimented. this kid is a self-regulator anyway. >> setting up the lights. >> my wife had a whole list of things for me to do. this was the firefly lights up in the corner. she really made it homey and beautiful. and the last text we got last night was "i love my room, thank you both so much." and the sweet thing -- i texted a kid, keep an eye on her. i saw her with her mom, she was crying -- she said she's home sick. last thing she sent me, i am with her right now, we went to the ice cream social and we're watching a movie. oh, that kid. thank you.
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>> did you cry a lot? >> there was a lot of moms crying, and me -- my wife -- she's not a big cryer. i'm a huge cryer. so i tried not to let her see it. i turned after i hugged her and walked and ba boom. >> i remember -- my parents dropping me off at college and that was the first time. and -- i went to high school here in the city. and i went to go see them and they were staying at the howard johnson in oswego. i went to go pick -- to say good night to them. my mom comes, okay. and my dad comes -- and it was the first time i -- what's wrong with my dad? he had been crying. i mean, just -- i mean -- >> yes. >> tough guy and he was just crying. >> that was his moment. >> i remember crying in kindergarten. that's how -- when you're a kid and your parent leaves you for the first time. all these years later i remember sitting on the carpet and our of mercy catholic school with all of the other kids and watching my mom peek through the window,
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and i can still to this day see her face, and i was, what, 4 or 5 years old. i just remember thinking, what happened? they've left me and even in college. i grew up very conservative. i wasn't allowed to sleep over at anyone's house. the first time i slept over at anyone's home, other than my family's home, college. >> wow. 1,578 miles from my parents' door to temple university, and i had never slept over at someone's house. isn't that crazy? my parents let me go. giving her wings. >> thank you. >> she's more worried than you are. you know what you can to to take your mind off of it? go see this movie, "sully." i saw it last night, the premier last night. and it was spectacular. >> wow. >> miracle of the hudson. sully sullen berger, landing -- u.s. airplane in the hudson river. an amazing story. we think we know the story.
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clint eastwood has done a masterful job collecting this. tom hanks and aaron eckhart are the pilots. just amazing. you know how this thing turns out. >> right. >> right. >> but i will guarantee you -- first three minutes of this movie -- >> the landing first? >> i'm not -- i'm not -- it is -- clint eastwood also composed the theme. and, by the way, this was captain, tom hanks and aaron eckhart. >> i love the product placement in the background. >> now owns usair. but it is -- it's only 90 minutes. which, you know -- how many movies have you seen in the last, say, five years where you thought, i could cut 20 to 30 minutes out of this movie easily. >> it's one of the reasons i don't like going to movies. >> there is not a wasted frame in this movie. >> really? and you said it's one of the best movies. >> one of the best movies i've
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seen in five years. and, by the way, sitting next to deborah and myself, regis philbin and his beautiful wife, joy. >> they love it? >> they love it too. fantastic! >> i thought i was sitting next to billy bush. >> twins celebrated at birth. adorable. >> so you, by the way, will be looking at that scene today, going over -- intrepid. >> i'll be at the intrepid to host my msnbc hour, commander-in-chief forum tonight. i'll leave here, rush down the street. it should take me about 20 minutes to make it, i'll be live at 11:00. >> we think there is a car. >> there is a car or cab and i may have to jump out, depending on traffic. but this is incredible. you'll have both candidates there. they are -- not together. they'll both be there answering questions not only from matt, but veterans will be in iraq and afghanistan. i'm actually interviewing a man who had both children in the military, his daughter-in-law, as well. and he's one of my guests coming
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up. we're heading over -- >> one of the things i don't think people realize, how many active duty families there actually are in service right now. and when i was at the air base, the number of families -- >> generational. >> generational, together and active duty right now is mind-boggling. >> you had a mom and tad? >> a mom, dad, son and daughter, all stationed in afghanistan. at the same base. i don't know that i could do that. it's just -- >> you think it was like a police family, firefighter family, generational? >> like you said, with police officers or firefighters. you know your family member is going out, and you don't know that they're coming back. >> yeah. >> i can't even imagine. >> this is important, as it relates, of course, to our national security, who will be the next commander-in-chief. be sure to watch. >> and now we make a turn on two wheels. >> we'll lighten up. >> here is a union that set out and weren't sure if they were
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coming back and guess what, they're not coming back. >> do we really doubt that? >> tom hiddleston, done, according to "people" magazine. an amicable swift. >> why do they say that? if you're splitting, it's likely not amicable. three months? >> i think instead of -- who didn't see this coming? can we celebrate a small success? it was a beautiful summer love. >> i love it. i love summer love. i think that's what summer love is supposed to be. you meet, you go on the beach, you introduce each other to family members. >> no, no. you don't. >> you wear a t-shirt. no, i love that. summer love. >> too early. >> he didn't get a tattoo, at least. there they are. oh. that's what summer love is supposed to be like. and then when the leaves start to change -- they said yesterday, what is it -- what's their combined name? >> hilths-swift.
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>> hilths-split was trending. >> i wish i was the guy who could come up with the hash tags. >> you don't get anything -- >> what was the first major one? branjelina? >> bennifer? >> that's right. isn't that a laxative? no, that's bennaful. >> time to go to break. >> coming up, the long wait is over. the hot new single from lady gaga is on the way. little monsters after this. >> and rm, flaky layers are on the inside.
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bennett, touring, doing a lot of things. she ended the engagement. >> she ended the engagement. >> oh, right. >> had to cut the two of them to my house one time, a charity ski event, and they came over, having an after party for all those who participated. some were very kind to show up. she made a huge donation, like $150,000. >> you had it in your backyard? >> yeah. >> amazing. >> and then i invite her, thinking there is no way she would come. motorcade pulls up, she gets out in a big pink floppy -- remember what johnny weir was wearing in rio? a giant mop, and she walks in -- she took it off and was wearing like a skin-tight cat suit and she said, "darling, make me a martini" and i said okay, and called her stephanie. the hot boyfriend was there. >> i love her. she is on my top five list. >> have we heard the song? >> we don't have the song. we'll play it on friday.
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but we know it was announced she is going to co star with bradley cooper. it was supposed to go to beyonce. but she and bradley cooper have been spotted around town in los angeles, probably bonding, getting to know each other. i think he's the executive producer. but that's her older picture, hanging out. i can't wait. i love her. >> "american horror story." >> brilliant in that. she is a total -- and she -- if you follow her on instagram, she -- her family has this restaurant. she makes home made pasta. she is the total package. everything. >> remake a role from barbra streisand. >> she can do it. >> when i first met her, she said you and i met before. and i want i don't think so. and she said yeah, in catholic school. she and her mom ran into at the fairway on the west side. >> you don't run into weather men. >> i would, absolutely. here's the thing i would like to
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forget. i would like to forget these chip reader cards. the cards with the chips. they are the worst. 91% of us debit card users are frustrated with these new chip cards. they take so long at the register. and they're supposed to be more secure. within the first week of me getting one of these cards, i had fraud. i had to get a new card. >> that's the whole point. >> no, forget it. i was out on a shoot when we were doing the national parks thing. one of our camera guys, he had had his for two weeks, he had a fraud alert. he had to give up his card. they're worthless. >> i don't like them at the atm, you have to put them in, take it out -- it's frustrating. >> i do have a little anxiety when i put it in and the longer it's in, and that's about nine, ten seconds. >> processing. >> i feel like they're downloading way too much information and -- every dollar i ever made is being -- from the
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cayman islands or something. i want to take it out. and then it makes a rude noise. if you listen -- [ beeping sound ] hey, idiot! [ beeping sound ] i hate it. nothing good about these cards. >> the kids have the nfc going -- you just touch it to the thing and it's done. >> that's right. this thing. >> have you used it? i have it on my phone, but if i show it, it shows my credit card number. i have not used it yet. i want to be that cool. >> i'm still looking for the swipe. most let you swipe. >> some have chips now. >> and then it gets stuck, and you want to give the guy cash. no, you can't do that. what do you mean, i can't do that. you can't do it. you've got the card. i have cash, and i can't give you cash? >> okay, okay. >> just when you thought we were complaining way too much, here is something we all agree. >> yes! >> that we love. i saw this yesterday. i have now watched it at least 60 times. 6-year-old jordan warren,
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getting back in louisville, kentucky, apparently had no time to wait. >> no patience. >> he wanted to connectwecht wi lord. take a look at the best moment of the day. >> in the lord, jesus christ, i now baptize you in the name of the father and of the son. >> oh, do it! [ laughter ] >> kids will never take to the chip re chip reader. >> water is getting a little cold. >> i'm gonna do it! >> al, hermine has got to be gone. >> no, not quite. >> no! >> not quite. but -- it's going. we've also got newton. take a look. first there is tropical storm
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newton, that moisture streaming up, 130 miles south of tucson, arizona. 60-mile-an-hour winds, north at 18 miles per hour. and that moisture makes its way in. we're looking at that rain stretching from new mexico into arizona, texas, where we have flash flood alerts going on. and look at the rainfall. anywhere from 3 to 5 inches, parts of southeastern arizona, gusty winds, heavy rain, flash flooding possible. as far as hermine is concerned, slowly getting out of here. still see some scattered showers here in the northeast and new england. until it finally dissipates tomorrow. but high surf advisory, high surf today into southern new england and new york, as well. that's what' going ons a good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a few clouds this morning and sunshine to heat things up this afternoon. 90 degrees in philadelphia. upper 80s in somerton and chestnut hill, and for the suburbs and lehigh valley, a big warmup today. 89 in lansdale. look at kutztown, 90 degrees this afternoon. new jersey will see some scattered clouds. 88 degrees in hammonton.
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at the shore, a slight chance of showers. low 80s this afternoon. delaware, closer to 90 degrees. have a great day. that's your latest weather. you know, you can take your chip card and put it in a pumpkin spice latte and then toss them. but if you have to have a spice latte, how about a pumpkin spice milk shake? quick and delicious fall snack. our man, jc, coming up! ♪
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♪ okay, so autumn not getting here for another two weeks but the season of pumpkin spice already upon us. here to show us an easy food hack, host of "food and wine" magazine, our pal, justin chapel. >> good to see you. thanks for having me back. >> as a host of the fake stuff, you're going to put some real flavoring in. >> i heard you're not a fan of that -- you know, just that spice flavor. >> the fake stuff. >> i'm giving you something to love. real pumpkin. >> pumpkin puree. >> and vanilla ice cream. cinnam cinnamon, super fine sugar and add the milk. so milk -- kind of like a vanilla milk shake, instead ear adding that awesome spice flavor. let's see if this converts you into the pumpkin spice world. a little bit? >> see, now that's good. that's good. because it's real. >> it's real.
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delicious. >> a little pumpkin pasta? >> yes. so you love squash, you told me. >> i do. >> so we're going to actually hack some butter nut squash soup. whether this is leftover or store-bought, keep it on hand. you're going to saute some onion and butter, garlic, sage. add your soup here and use pumpkin puree if you like and cook it until it's nice and thick. we're going to pretend it's there. add in some boiled pasta. >> so there this is already cooked. >> you get this almost like mac-n-cheese, except it's healthier, lighter. this is some -- you can use spaghetti if you like. >> that's really good. >> you have a little hazelnuts here, and maybe some chives. >> that's fantastic. now here you've got a -- an apple pie, sort of pumpkin thing. without a big crust. >> right. apple pie in an apple. so what you do is -- >> like soup in a bread bowl.
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>> there you go. we're going to take this and go make a million bucks with it, you and me. so you cut the top off and hollow it out just like that. and you take -- everything you scooped out, sugar, cinnamon, and give it a good mix. >> right. >> and here we have some pie dough. yep. going to put it right in there. and then you take, you know -- this is about four inches round, put it right on top. >> and you made these cute little leaves. i love that. >> the "today" food team made them and they're beautiful here. and then you cut -- >> brush butter on this? >> a wash. egg wash. and then after you bake it, 350, 45 minutes, you get these -- almost like a whole entire pie. you can basically eat the whole thing. >> thank you so much. still ahead, cirque du soleil makes "avatar" off the big screen thanks to james cameron and an many people clean their dentures with toothpaste or plain water.
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all right, guys. can we lift this table off? do you need a good wednesday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get to your neighborhood forecast with bill henley. looks sunny out there. >> nice and sunny and warming up. up to 78 degrees in philadelphia. didn't get all that cool overnight. we saw some 60s in the lehigh valley and delaware. now 76 degrees and plenty of sunshine in the lehigh valley. with temperatures on their way to the upper 80s for most spots. 90 degrees in philadelphia. turning hotter and more humid storm tomorrow. >> let's check the roads with jessica boyington. >> we're watching in newark, delaware, for an accident scene. 95 southbound, the ramp to south college avenue is blocked. seeing a little bit of a delay throughout 95. we're also watching the white
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horse pike around i-295. it's slow in both directions. 295 slow whether you're headed northbound or southbound. >> republican donald trump will be in philadelphia today speaking during a private event at the union league. nbc news has learned trump will talk about rebuilding the military and lay out his foreign policy differences with democrat hillary clinton. clinton's camp will also make a push for pennsylvania today. her daughter chelsea will be in carlisle and state college and scranton tomorrow. trump and clinton face off tonight. you can watch the first commander in chief forum hosted by matt lauer at 8:00 right here on nbc 10, and back to school today for thousands of philadelphia public school students. this year, classrooms will be equipped with 130,000 new books thanks to the right books campaign. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc10 app. the "today" show continues in just a minute.
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♪ what's in the movie "terminator," "alien," "true lies," all have in common? the legendary director james cameron. >> indeed, also responsible for "avatar" the highest-grossing movie of all-time and now moving from the screen to the stage in a production by cirque du soleil. >> toruk brings "avatar" to life with visuals and acrobatics. the man behind it all is james cameron, good to see you, sir. >> good morning. >> has this been something you've been thinking about? kind of popped up? >> kind of popped up. cirque du soleil came to us. i had known them for years and it closes a circle because the cirque du soleil shows inspired me when i was writing and des n
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designing "avatar" as i love that worldly dream like quality. and so when they said let's do a show, i said i'm in. absolutely. >> and from a different perspective, you said let me put some 3-d behind this and we'll make it stunning and they said no, we want to do your show. something inspired by you. >> yeah, well, it's inspired by the movie. but the thing is, what they always do in all of their shows if you're a cirque du soleil fan, you know, it's about performance. the amazing, exotic characters, costumes, other language. you can't really understand what they're saying, which is exactly what we did in the movie. so there was a great kind of synchronicity between the film and the stage show. >> where are we next with the four sequels? where are with he? >> we meaning -- as fans, you're waiting for the big cinematic
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epic event, which is four films coming out, one after the other. hopefully we can do that. that tell a kind of huge saga story across the four movies. >> are you one of the few people that just doesn't feel the pressure? music stars have to come out with their next single, because they feel like, okay, this is hot. i've got to get the neck one out. you encally take your time, and it's like a sovereignty that every director -- you earned it. are you alone in that? >> no, you look at peter jackson, you know, who worked in the middle earth kind of stories for -- six movies. and george lucas who did it with "star wars," created his own universe and everything i can say in these four "avatars" so it's all good. >> you waited until the technology caught up. >> ten years. >> ten years. and in that time, the technology obviously has changed.
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how is that going to aid you in telling these stories? >> much better. much better. because we've improved all of the cg animation, the facial animation, our whole pipeline to be more efficient. so, yeah, we've been working on the software. >> so you're in a lab doing stuff -- >> a lab, yeah, exactly. in a white smock. >> goggles on. >> gogss, right. >> no iphone for you. no smartphone, no social media. >> i'm a low-tech guy. high-tech when i need it and when i don't need it -- i feel like i need to set an example for my kids, which is don't spend all day like this. >> i need to follow your lead. >> look people in the eye and actually live my life. >> how are you that disciplined? it has to be tempting. i can't keep it out of my hands. >> on twitter, what people are saying about james cameron right now. trending. >> 25-year anniversary of "terminator 2." >> bring that up.
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>> you're going to be rereleasing in 3-d. >> in 3-d, yeah. >> does it seem possible it's been 25 years? >> no, it doesn't. because i can remember like it was yesterday making the picture. i'm still friends with all of the actors and everything. it doesn't seem like it could have been possible a quarter of a century. you know -- >> arnold's son joseph -- >> doing a riff. >> can you see -- >> sure, we'll just start over. do all of the films together. >> exactly. >> george lucas -- >> i don't think it would be that. >> probably not. >> thank you very much. the new show called "toruk", a performance from cirque du soleil right after this. an unprecedented natural outburst
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. and now a performance from toruk, the first flight. ladies and gentlemen, cirque du soleil. ♪
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>> to cirque du soleil, thank you very much. you can catch the show on tour. now in the barclay center in brooklyn. >> are you inviting me? >> yeah! >> you sound surprised. >> of course, i'm inviting you. >> let's head over to al with a check on the weather. >> all right. let's see what we've got for you. starting with today. a lot of wet weather could be some flooding in the southwest. windy and rainy, thanks to newton. storms and flooding up through the upper midwest. slight risk of strong storms there, heating up in the southeast, trying to get rid of hermine, the remnants of hermine. for tomorrow, it finally gets out of here. and the wet weather continues, but tapers off through the
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southwest. the good news is, it's fairly short-lived. but we see the wet weather stretching from new england and the northeast, all the way to the mid mississippi refer valley. that's what's g oi good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a few clouds this morning and sunshine to heat things up this afternoon. 90 degrees in philadelphia. upper 80s in somerton and chestnut hill, and for the suburbs and lehigh valley, a big warmup today. 89 in lansdale. look at kutztown, 90 degrees this afternoon. new jersey will see some scattered clouds. 88 degrees in hammonton. at the shore, a slight chance of showers. low 80s this afternoon. delaware, closer to 90 degrees. have a great day. you want a catch phrase? >> yeah. >> what would his catch phrase be? >> dylan says looking out the window, you're, your neck of the woods. >> maybe toruk.
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coming up, another amazing performance for you this morning. the band group love is about to drop a brand-new album. they're going to playng to play their hits after these messages. that was invigorating! you're probably wondering why i've just carved a giant wooden tiger. well, the answer is that a real one would maul me. i've crafted dr. whiskers here as a visual aid to show you that should you visit the lot, carmax associates will not pounce like tigers because people don't like that. come here to buy a car. dr. whiskers won't pounce. nobody will. ♪
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♪ we are officially ready to rock out, because group love is in the house. you know them with hits like "colors" and "ways to go" which had gold and "tongue tied". >> and this is called "big mess". good to see you. what's behind the title "big mess?" >> i guess life can be a big mess and we found that to be the most creative time for us. the album was really written during a indicachaotic time. >> you've got your baby, willa. >> yes. >> congratulations. >> thanks. >> sleeping in brooklyn. >> nice. >> we hope she is sleeping. >> and you just celebrated her birthday in korea. you said you gave her a little bit of cake for the first time. >> cake. and we got to learn -- it is not a myth about sugar. babies should not eeat sugar.
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>> how has she changed the band? >> babysitters. >> group love has just got more love. >> aww. >> one more in the group. >> and you're headed out on a big tour. >> soon. >> how excited are you about that? >> very excited. we can share this album with our audien audience. >> this is called "welcome to your life." >> anything we should know before we launch in? >> life can be hard but also beautiful. >> group love. ♪ ♪ we're back in business ♪ you're such a big mess and i love you ♪ ♪ yeah i love you ♪ we're back in business ♪ you're such a big mess and i
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♪ >> woo! >> nice! group love, thank you so much. you should have seen billy's air guitar. fascinating. >> i love group love. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. group love! iso let me tell you what i knowe about senator pat toomey.. my mom was the principal at sandy hook school in newtown. she died that day protecting the young children in her care. when it came time to vote on background checks, pat toomey crossed party lines to do the right thing. that's who he is, and i'm grateful. independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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so tamron has a big announcement for us. >> do tell. >> not bad, but -- >> come on! >> willie geist -- but, again. hosting the 2016 global citizens festival, september 24th. live streaming. also on msnbc starting 3:00 p.m. eastern. i hosted it last year. my girl, lovato.
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metallica. come on out. i promise you, there eventually will be a big announcement. >> that wasn't the big announcement? >> no, no. >> will we know first? >> you will. >> i thought this was the announcement. ladies, what's happening on the program? >> some wonderful tv jake. and molly shannon. you should hang with us. >> this is a daily thing with had guy. you know, i had my gift last night. where is my dinner? >> who ate my -- no. when it comes to risking social security on the stock market... pat toomey wrote the book. "i'm...i've got a whole chapter in my book where i... specifically lay out how i think we should...
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90 degrees this afternoon in philadelphia. tracy. >> now let's check the roads with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> a little bit of a delay. doing better than we were earlier, so at least we're starting off on a sort of good note. the schuylkill expressway still seeing delays into center city. the eastbound traffic really at a slowdown. 26 from the blue route to the vine street expressway. speeds down into the 30s. there's also andant in toe amenson. >> tonight is the second night of competition in the miss america teen competition. last night, the district of colombia won the swimsuit round. >> also tonight, the boss will rock philadelphia. bruce springsteen will take the stage at citizen's bank park. here's look at the venue. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc10
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