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>> to him no because he was doing something illegal. >> this morning reaction from that motorcyclist and what's next in that case. and box office force. "star wars" mania reaching epic levels with the release of a new trailer. >> the force falls to you. >> and the first chance to buy tickets crashes the fandango website as the entire galaxy counts down to its premiere today, tuesday, october 20th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning or should i say may the force be with you. >> i'm surprised you're here. thought you'd be at an early morning meeting your "star wars" support group. all excited about this. >> i am. i decided not to wear my yoda
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costume this morning for the show but i am so excited. did you watch the trailer? it's amazing. >> a lot of people have. we'll talk a lot more about that. >> got a little teary when i saw hans solo. more on that in a minute but the presidential race. our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll and take a look, 38% of democrats now say vice president joe biden should not run for pressure this as pressure is mounting for him to run for president. everything about the race starting with nbc's kristen welker keeping a close eye on what the vice president is doing. kristen, what are you hearing this morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this morning the buzz about vice president joe biden has reached new heights with multiple sources suggesting he could make a decision by mid-week, but others close to him caution that might not be the case. it could drag out even longer. either way there's broad agreement among democrats and especially his supporters he has to decide soon. vice president joe biden at an event honoring the uso monday
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night, paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. >> warriors have lost their lives. every one of those warriors represents a community. >> reporter: he's still keeping his political intentions close to the vest, but fueled speculation during the day calling a meeting with top advisers at his home in delaware, placing calls to key constituents. he also raised eyebrows with this comment. >> i don't consider republicans enemies. they are friends. >> reporter: which republicans tried to spin as a veiled swipe at hillary clinton who gave this response during last week's debate when asked about which enemies she's most proud of. >> probably the republicans. >> reporter: a source close to biden denies his comments were in any way directed at secretary clinton who is watching all of it closely. she's off the trail this week preparing for her testimony before the committee investigating the attack against benghazi. the clinton campaign announcing she will get an assist from her husband, former president bill clinton, when she stumps in iowa
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meanwhile, democrats, including biden supporters, who have been working to put together a strategy should he get in, say privately his time for deciding has just about run out. party insiders agree. >> there's superficial deadlines including the fact that the party wants him to decide one way or the other. i think you also have folks saying that the time has passed. >> reporter: now social media went wild last night when the "washington post" mistakenly reported a partially written article that announced the vice president had decided to run for president. the story was quickly removed. for his part the vice president's schedule suggests he has yet another typical day here at white house. savannah, matt. >> kristen welker on biden watch this morning, thank you. >> let's go back to the new polling numbers. a snapshot of where the race stands on both sides. whether vice president biden is in or out. nbc national correspondent peter alexander has more on that. peter, good morning. >> reporter: all right, matt. let's get right to the numbers if we can. just out this morning, as you note, on the democratic side hillary clinton's strong debate
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performance propelling her even higher in the polls. she's increased her lead over bernie sanders by seven points in a month, now up 20 points over sanders. vice president joe biden is way back in third. when you take biden out, clinton shoots up to 58, and as biden makes up his mind the poll also, as you noted, found something important, that 30% of democratic primary voters say biden should run. 38% would prefer if he did not. all right. we're going to flip sides to the republicans. donald trump preparing to hold that town hall on "today" right here with you, matt, next week. he still leads the pack at 25%. that number is important because it's his highest number in our poll since trump entered this race. ben carson in second at 22. that's within the margin of error. marco rubio third at 13%, ted cruz followed four points up now at 9% and jeb bush and carly fiorina, they are trailing in fifth and sixth place, fiorina notably dropping after the strong first debates, but check this out. when asked who they could
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support, ben carson receives almost three-quarters of republican primary support. that's the highest in the poll. trump, by the way, has gained tremendous ground since he got into this race in june and then only 32% of republicans said they could see themselves supporting him. now, as you see, that number is 59%. matt? >> by the way, peter, before you go, just an idea of how ben carson and donald trump are feeling the extra attention. we understand now they have officially asked the secret service for protection while they campaign. normally that's reserved for the nominee but not always. >> reporter: yeah, that's they have received requests from both campaigns, the congressional advisory committee the requests. carson on the trail said he doesn't think he needs it but it's necessary. while seas sort of rare for candidates to get coverage before they win the nomination there was at least one significant exception back in 2007. that then senator barack obama
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with an increased number of threats. he got about 18 months out from the actual election night. back to you. >> peter alexander, peter, thank you very much. >> to mark halperin, the co-managing editor of bloomberg politics and co-author of the best-seller "game change." >> good morning. >> if you're vice president joe biden and look at our poll i don't think you get a lot of lost and comfort. on the one and he's at 15%. would you think before you get into the race at the make of your popularity, and now you have a plurality of democrats saying it would be better if he just stayed out. has he missed that moment? >> certainly hurt himself by waiting. democrats are happy with their choice. they look at hillary clinton, bernie sanders as like apple and android, two great choices that they love. joe biden is saying to them here's the third thing you should think about. that's a tough case to make. >> he's got four questions he needs to answer. he has to ask is it in his heart? can he put the infrastructure in place? can he raise the money and does he see a path to victory? if you were him would you able to answer yes to all four questions.
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>> tough but doable. people who have talked to him as of late say he's stronger mentally and emotionally than he's been since his son beau died and he's still very much energized by thinking i'd be the best president, have the best chance to hold the white house for the white house, i'm heir to barack obama. his staff put together a plans, how to announce, what staff would be like, how to raise the money, but it's still a tough and biden says, look, i'm the one that can save the party. tough but doable. >> hillary clinton faces a big day thursday before the benghazi committee but as well as she possibly can seems that show's set the table for this appearance. >> this appearance has been looming on her staff calendar with dread thinking this would be the worst day of the year. it could now be the best day. republicans have so messed up set being up this hearing and what it's about, she could come out of that hearing even stronger than she came out of the debate. >> and because she set the table and they have helped her in that this is a partisan political
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procedure, would you advise her to go in there and be combative and defiant, or would you tell her to stay above the fray. >> matt, i think she will go in thinking i'm going to stay above the fray as long as i can, but as we've seen with hillary clinton, with savannah at town hall, when she is challenge the on these things, her instincts are to fight back hard so i suspect she will come in trying to be above the fray but the minute she is challenged by one of the republicans she will hit them hard and in the past when she's done that to congressional republicans she's won. >> let's talk about the republican side of the race and there's a stunner inside our poll. 59% of republicans now see donald trump as an acceptable nominee and that's up double digits since the last time we asked that question. i mean, is it more likely today that it may be donald trump who is the republican standard bearer? >> irrational to give any other answer than right now donald trump is the strongest but don't underestimate ben carson. it is the summer of trump and the fall of trump and carson. the weakness of jeb bush is the story. the establishment thought he
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would be the nominee. his team, they are not quite at panic level, but they need a serious retrenchment if he's going to be a player in this and without bush who would thought to be taking up so much state, trump and carson loom more powerful >> if you're waiting for the lower tier candidates waiting for the world to come back. >> may be a long way, might be waiting for a trump inauguration inauguration. >> we're tolding a town hall meeting with donald trump and new hampshire voters next monday on "today." matt will moderate that. we want your questions for mr. trump. use the #trumptoday and we'll goat as many as we can. meantime, the fbi is investigating the allege hackings of the personal e-mail accounts of both the cia director and the secretary of homeland security, and the person behind it all claims he's just in high school. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams has more on this. hi, pete. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this is an embarrassing remind their high-level government officials are always at risk of
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who use ordinary e-mail to send sensitive information. he called himself cracka on twitter and now the fbi and secret service are on his electronic trail after he apparently targeted john brennan, director of the cia and intelligence and national security official. he claims to be an american high school student and says he fooled aol and verizon into revealing enough information to password. the hacker says he found brennan's application for a security clearance, followed personal background information and what appears to be a list of names, e-mails and social security numbers of current and former u.s. intelligence officials. the anonymous hacker says he got into the comcast billing acount of homeland security secretary jeh johnson. the intrusions were first reported by the "the new york post" which says the hacker did it to protest u.s. middle east policy. >> it's pretty shocking that a high ranking government official of any kind, let alone a security official works have an
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>> reporter: many e-mail providers require a user name and password, get them and you're in and the hacker apparently exploited the forget your password tool to reset the password. the "the new york post" claims his next target is the deputy defense secretary robert work saying he's targeted his verizon online account. these are personal, not government accounts, and officials emphasize they don't believe any classified information was compromises. one of the hacker's twitter accounts has now been suspended. matt. >> pete williams, thank you very much. and speaking of online security, coming up we'll take you inside facebook to show you what they are doing to keep your information safe. >> we have natalie here with the other top stories, including a fire burning in new york city right now. >> that's right. it is developing still this morning. good morning, everyone. firefighters battling the huge five-alarm fire in the apartment building in the chelsea section of manhattan, and fire officials said six-story building which was under construction is now in danger of collapsing. an apartment building across the
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street was evacuated. no injuries have been reported. the cause of the fire was not immediately known. well, big news in canada where voters elected a new leader for the first time in ten years on monday. justin trudeau's liberal party won a majority of parliament's 338 seats bringing to an end conservative stephen harper's near decade in office. the 43-year-old trudeau is the son of the late canadian prime minister pierre trudeau. harper, one of the longest serving western leaders, has stepped down as head of the conservative party. it's a major developments this morning on a story we first told you about on money. the driver of a car that veered into a motorcycle on a texas roadway roadway sending its two riders tumbling have now been charged and the seriously injured improving. caught on camera and now viewed more than 3 million times. the man driving that car as it veers into a motorcycle sending its two riders careening off the
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68-year-old william crum now charged with two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon says it wasn't intentional. >> i felt this tremendous stinging in my left leg, and i immediately went like this. i was driving with my left hand. i'm very sorry. >> but right after the crash krum seems unapologetic. >> you hit them. >> i don't care. >> eric sanders, the man on the motorcycle admits he illegally crossed a double yellow line but believes the crash was no accident. >> i knew he hit me on purpose. >> sanders' girlfriend debra simpson sustained critical arm and leg injuries as she flew off the bike, but this morning she's out of the icu and her condition upgraded to serious. krum is expected to appear in court this morning and says he would apologize to her but not sanders. >> to him, no, because he was doing something illegal. >> i did. i crossed the double yellow line. that does not give him the right to hurt me.
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>> the motorcyclist says he doesn't believe the driver's excuse and that his girlfriend's life and have own have changed forever. former nba star lamar odom was transferred monday to a los angeles hospital for further treatment. according to nbc's sister network e the 35-year-old estranged husband of khloe kardashian was found unconscious last week at at nevada brothel with multiple drugs in his system. odom regained consciousness on friday. he was taken off life support sand said to be breathing on his own. emergency responders were in the right place right time on monday when a young boy was struggling in a texas river. the dramatic rescue all caught on camera. the responders were there participating in training exercises when they noticed the boy fall off of his inner tube in the strong current, and one of the emergency responders jumped in to action bringing him to shore and safety where he was then reunited with his very grateful parents. the toronto blue jays got into the swing of things on monday night in game three of series.
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the blue jays taking on the kansas city royals. toronto scored a whopping six runs in the third inning, including this troy tulowitzki three-run homer. the blue jays went on to win it 11-8. the royals though still leading the series 2-1. game four is tonight along with game three of the nlcs between the mets and the cubs. all right, guys. who is it going to be mets/cubs tonight? >> matt is officially neutral. >> i'm a new york fan, all right. i'm sorry. yankee fan, but if the yankees aren't in it i'd probably root for the mets. >> but 107 years for the cubs. >> but the mets. >> okay. >> we've all suffered with the mets. >> i feel torn. >> natalie, thank you. al is on assignment and dylan has a check of the weather. just got used to whining about the gold weather and it's gone. >> there's always something to whine about. you can whine about the heat, too, if you want to. we're looking at warmer temperatures to actually work their way in. still a little bit chilly down through the carolinas, area of
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high pressure sitting right over this area and the winds are calm and skies clear and that leads temperatures. columbia about 35 degrees and morning. but keep in mind, we have had a killing frost in some areas, and now with temperatures getting above average we can call it an indian summer. temperatures in the forecast above average. even fargo, north dakota should get up to 68 degrees. a whole lot better than it has been recently. as we go through the next couple of days wednesday, thursday, 70s, even some 80s and st. louis 84 degrees and into friday temperatures will get a little closer to average.
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>> reporter: good morning. not as cold this morning. a milder day. a lot of clouds out there and even a few isolated showers and sprinkles, especially across southern new hampshire. one were to may appear across metro boston, but nothing significant. some sun, as well, through the day. temps this afternoon 60 to 65. for tomorrow, a lot of clouds. upper 50s. thursday still mainly cloudy skies. a few peeks of sun, and the risk of a shower thursday evening, but temps on thursday close to 70. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan, thanks very much. coming up, a rare inside look at facebook's massive security operations. what the social network wants you to do right now to keep your accounts safe. and oscar pistorius released from president. jeff?
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i'm jeff rossen live in south africa. as you mentioned, big overnight developments in the oscar pistorius case. he was released from prison early and now holed up here at his uncle's sprawling mansion. now his family is speaking out. all of that live coming up from
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning, october 20th, 2015. kind of a chilly start to the day, but, boy, things are going to change. dylan saying we could get up to 70 degrees. what my mom used to call pneumonia weather. by the way, things going to heat up on friday. carrie underwood putting on a live concert out on our plaza. >> wow, look forward to that. meantime, here's what's making headlines this more. our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll finds donald trump still leading the republican presidential field. his support among primary voters up to 25%.
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that is his highest level in our poll since he entered the race. on the democratic side, hillary clinton has increased her lead over bernie sanders. >> another interesting finding from that same poll. 382% of democrats say they don't want vice president joe biden to run compared to 30% who would like to see him enter the race. and an anonymous hacker who says he's in high school claims he broke into the personal e-mail accounts of cia director brennan and homeland security head jeh johnson. the fbi and cia are now investigating. the late now on the oscar pistorius case, the former olympian released from prison after serving just a fraction of his sentence for killing his girlfriend, and while that's legal under south african law, how it happened is raising some eyebrows. today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is in pretoria. hi, jeff, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. what a difference a day makes.
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oscar pistorius was set to wake up this morning behind bars in prison. instead, prison officials called an audible at the last minute taking everybody by surprise and releasing him early late last night and so now he woke up this morning and he remains inside his uncle's sprawling mansion here in pretoria. just to step out for a moment as cars go by. we're in an upscale suburban neighborhood and tree-lined and the world outside as oscar pistorius is here under house arrest. in the darkness of night oscar pistorius was rushed out of prison surrounded in secrecy, prison officials sneaking him out so early cameras wouldn't be there to see it. this morning pistorius' publicist to make a statement. >> the family is happy that oscar is home but they want to make the point that oscar's sentence continues, and that's the key point here. >> reporter: oscar pistorius, once a hero in this country, now a convicted killer after
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shooting his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp. pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison. he served less than one. today i spoke with barry rue. >> was he negligent? was he acting reasonable. >> reporter: pistorius' high-profile defense attorney. what do you make of pistorius' early release. >> i will not comment, i promise you that. >> reporter: do you think he should have been released early. new questions this morning about pistorius get special treatment released a day early? sources close to steenkamp's family saying it is insane what officials did here. still, some locals support him. >> it's good new. i'm happy for him. >> reporter: but many here don't. >> the when you have money in south africa, you can get a reduced sentence. >> reporter: what pistorius was released late last night it did not take him long to go from the big house to his uncle's really big house. we are driving the route right now from the prison, and it's only about 15 minutes. and when you arrive you get a sense just how enormous this
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property really is. this is the gate leading inside. it is big and it is locked up, and by the way, this mansion stretches all the way halfway down this block. there's a guard shack right over there. yes, they have full-time security at this mansion and come on this way this is the entrance, standing here in person it feels more like a boutique hotel than a house. think this is impressive. check out these photos of the backyard, sprawling grounds, a pristine pool, we are talking about luxury living here, and this is where oscar pistorius will serve his house arrest. >> he will be allowed to go to church, work, no social functions. he won't be able to consume alcohol, no drugs and definitely no guns. >> a small price to pay, reva's mother recently told me. at least he's alive. >> she was a person who loved her life and how wonderful she was and what she could have done for other women if she had longer to live.
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not out of the woods legally quite yes. he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. here in south africa they call it culpable homicide but not convicted of murder. here prosecutors are able to appeal the verdict and they have, and in fact, guys, there's a hearing in two weeks where prosecutors are trying to get that murder conviction. if he's convicted of murder, still a big if, he'll be pluck out of this house and put back in prison and the minimum sentence for murder here is 15 years. >> jeff rossen pretoria on the story, thanks very much. let's get a check of the wet morning. nice day today. >> around here and the eastern half of the country looks fantastic. looking at more rain in the southwest. we've been talking a lot about el nino this year, and it looks like the effect of el nino are kicking in. monsoonal moisture and heavier rain and this will translate into heavy rain for texas and during an ennino year texas tends to get a lot of rain, especially as we go from
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wednesday into thursday morning. heavy rain up near amarillo and this will sit for a little while and could end up with flash flooding and could end up with 3 to 5 inches of rain through the panhandle of texas down through san antonio and an area of low pressure pushed on a lot of moisture. doesn't look like we've got the rain but could see some coastal effects with coastal flooding because of the high tides down there. stronger storms in new mexico starting to build in the eastern half of the country turning the wind over to the southwest and >> reporter: good morning. not as cold this morning. a milder day. a lot of clouds out there and even a few isolated showers and sprinkles, especially across southern new hampshire. one were to may appear across metro boston, but nothing significant. some sun, as well, through the day. temps this afternoon 60 to 65. for tomorrow, a lot of clouds. upper 50s. thursday still mainly cloudy skies. a few peeks of sun, and the risk of a shower thursday evening, but temps on thursday close to
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and pieces of information in a world where hackers have already brand names. for the people who work at facebook october is a sort of test. the security team sets up simulated attacks and then gauges how employees react and learn from the hack. >> just look at the hack. >> they call it hacktober, a companywide look at booby trap and trying to stop attacks before they start and what should the rest of us be looking for? security pros say if a message on a friend's wall looks suspicious, flag it. >> if something looks out of the ordinary it probably is. so and so would never really say that, that doesn't really sound like so and so and that's something worth following up on and one more thing. about those posts we see every few weeks, denying facebook the right to sell our photo.
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>> and if i put photos on my facebook page does facebook have access to those. >> your photos to use as you would like. >> you're not going to use them for your benefit. >> no? >> i promise. >> facebook says it's free to use and will always be free to use one more very important suggestion. facebook says we need to create a legacy contact in the event we are incapacitated or that we pass away and give someone else the ability to take care of our digital lives, you know, guys, i have friends who have passed facebook. the point is give somebody the access to be able to spread the word and hopefully, you know, give some comfort to others. >> it's a lot to the keep up with. >> great information, but thank you. >> coming up, we'll do pop start and tell you about the beloved show that's about to get new life on nefltics. >> and next up, new place and familiar faces, carson walks us through the big moments from the new "star wars" trailer. ibs-d.
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have gone from 11 months but i am going back for this. >> welcome back, pal. >> the trailer for the new "star wars" film disabled during "monday night football." of course, it was the number one trending topic on twitter minute. that's right. let's take a look at about the a >> there were stories about what happened. >> it's true. all of it. >> the dark side. a jedi. they are real.
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>> the force, it's aul on to you. >> there's a feeling that you got in the late '70s and '80s as a kid growing up watching "star wars" trailers. late last night many of us got that exact same moment, the moments captured in that trailer. as can you imagine tickets went on sale just after the game ended there and it was crashing sites like fandango, el captain out in cedar rapids, you can see the lines of people out there to purchase their tickets and this is cool, the young star of the film daisy ridley who plays the lead role of rae and posted a picture of picture on instagramp her watching the trailer for the first time. watch. >> oh, my goodness. >> pretty crazy. young english actress 23 years old and now the lead war in "star wars." her life is about to change. >> can i do a little survey here.
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in your pop culture world scale of 1 to 10 this is a -- >> a 10. just doesn't get bigger. >> breaks the pop scale culture. >> 11, 12, 15, 20. >> i agree. >> not for you, matt? >> it's right up there, way up there. >> finally got around to watching the first three. >> carson, did you see that little rolling droid thing, like the cutest. >> you didn't even show him in that little clip. >> what's the matter with you? >> people -- people bought tickets and now they are already selling them so you can imagine online so we have to have a "today" show screening of this movie. >> good deal. >> i wanted to dress up, when they put out 15-second trailer i got to dress up like a storm trooper. have the whole thing here and couldn't even be a wookie, nothing. >> would you like to borrow my yoda costume in. >> you'll always be a wookie to us. >> coming up, will she bring along her magic touch? mastering the art of refinement one dark chocolate rises above the rest lindt excellence
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>> this is 7news now. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. 7:57en you may not have to pile as many layers on this morning as you did yesterday. here's j.r. with your forecast. >> reporter: right now temps near 50 degrees. norwood at 50. yesterday norwood had a he of 17. what a turnaround. a lot of clouds this morning. a few sprinkles and isolated showers up through the merrimack valley, southern new hampshire. metro boston, there may be a sprinkle this morning. otherwise a dry day, low 60s. >> anchor: now to your headlines on this tuesday, a electrical short circuit is believed to have sparked a fire in a china town apartment.
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it's 8:00 on today. coming up, major gain. weight watcher's stock soars after oprah winfrey buys a chunk of the company and what the oprah effect may mean for the millions of americans on that diet. plus, meet a healthier burger. we love them piled high with the fixings but how do you build a better, healthier burger? and a rare visit from the electric endry bill murray.
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>> as he gets set to "rock the cass casbah," tuesday, october 20th, 2015. >> kids, we made it to the "today" show. >> we're celebrating our anniversary. >> here from rochester, new york. >> we're here in new york from fairlane, texas. >> all the way from canada, we watch the "today" show every morning morning. >> we've come for "today"! >> oh, we love you. and good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." it is october 20th. it's a tuesday morning, and we have one of the all-time great signs right here. >> one of the best signs i've ever seen. how long did it take you to make that. >> a couple of hours. >> how come we haven't gotten a shot. camera, come here. look at this.
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>> natalie runs the world. that's beautiful. >> i think we thought on monday the results were pretty good. joy bauer is here to show us how to build a bigger, healthier burger and we'll see how she does. >> another wrangler sign. wrangler, by the way, is getting set to head off to his wrangler on the road tour. will be in the nation's capital tomorrow, and then it's on to dallas thursday and friday he'll be wagging his tail in philadelphia, and if you're those cities he would love to see you, but be sure to leave your pets at home. head to for all the detail. don't look him in the eye. very particular. >> and wants a laugh denys arcandle. >> let us check for the top stories with miss natalie. hope you saw the sign, natalie. >> i did, love it. tell them thanks so much for that. in the news, months of personal reflection could come down to a decision at any time now for vice president joe biden.
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he smoke monday night at an event honoring the uso, but biden gave no hint about whether he will enter the presidential race. however, biden did fuel more speculation earlier in the day when he held a meeting with top advisers at his home and made phone calls to key constituents. meantime, vice president biden is way back in third place in our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. if he is to enter the race hillary clinton's strong debate performance is propelling her even higher. she's increased her lead over bernie sanders by seven points in a month. she's now up to 20 points. on the republican side, donald trump has posted his strongest number since entering the race in our poll. trump has the backing of 25% of republican primary voters. support for ben carson is also up keeping him within striking distance of trump. marco rubio climbed into third place while carly fiorina has fallen to sixth. the fbi is trying to track down a hacker who apparently broke into the personal e-mail account of cia director john brennan.
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the hacker claims on twitter that he's an american high school student. he says he tricked aol and verizon into revealing enough information to let him reset brennan's aol password. the hacker says he found brennan's application for security clearance as well as social security numbers and other data for current and former u.s. intelligence officials. women who are pregnant should not drink any alcohol at any time, this according to a new statement from the american academy of pediatrics. let's take a closer look with nbc news medical contributor dr. natalie azar. good morning, dr. nat. >> good morning, nat. >> we know it's been the advice for a while not to drink at all during pregnancy though doctors at different times say different things but this report looked at fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and what did the american academy of pediatrics find? >> basically, natalie, their conclusion was no amount of safe. i think they felt compelled to
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this because there's been maybe sort of, you know in, urban myth that it's okay to drink a little bit here or there, perhaps after the first trimester and they came down very clearly from the severest form from fetal alcohol syndrome to neurodevelopmental problems that fall on the spectrum that really the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy can lead to that's things and they even mention, a study that looked at 31,000 pregnancies that were moderate drinking, one drink a day could result in life lock problems, and early intervention can help, and certainly the amount of consumption is correlated with the degree of severity of these, you know, problems. >> 1 in 10 pleg nant women according to the cdc have admitted to having a drink occasionally. is there cause for concern? >> i think so. again, we talked before the segment, you know, if you have one drink a week is that a
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problem, and the bottom line is that we don't know how much is safe, so, therefore, the only reasonable recommendation really is to advise women not to drink at all, and that's -- you know, it's been the position also of the american college of obstetrics and gynecologists as well as the american academy of pediatrics. this is not veering from any of their prior statements. >> dr. azar, thanks as always. >> yes. and san francisco may have been the ultimate inside job. police say a man who was found squatting in a $0 million mansion was also selling off the paint that is adorn the the walls, and he managed to sell 11 pieces of art value the at about the $300,000 before he was caught. the humble house where bruce springsteen wrote his classic 1975 album "born to run" is back on the market. the two-bedroom one-bathroom house is one block from the beach in long branch, new
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a few fans fought it a few years back hoping to turn it into a tourist attraction and springsteen buses from around the world do stop by and pay the house a visit. that's an iconic house. >> there's that if you like friends. >> if you don't mind people gawking at your house. >> natalie, thank you so much. i think all of us know that whatever oprah touches usually turns to gold. >> pretty good, no question. now she's making a big investment in one of the best known diet programs in the country. shienle jones is here with more. >> oprah believes weight watchers has given her the tools to lose the weight and keefe it off. she signed a five-year deal and it's already paying off. it's a major merger for the queen of all media. oprah winfrey teaming up with weight watchers. the talk show icon purchased over $43 million of stock monday. i believe in the weight watchers program so much i decided to invest, join the board and partner in weight watcher family
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evolution. oprah tweeted to her 29 million followers. the so-called oprah effect took hold. shares surging, doubling in price, and in her profits hitting 70 million before the closing bell. already the owner of a production company, her own cable network and magazine this, deal lands oprah a 10% stake in the company, a place on the board of directors and a membership in the weight loss program itself. weight watchers saying winfrey will candidly share experiences and perspective along the way. >> you're not the shape of your body. >> reporter: weight watchers, which has been around for 50 years, faces increasing competition in the age of fitby the and a wave of health tracking apps. >> think about the oprah effect. she not only brings the idea of a community, but she also brings a purpose and a mission associated with it, and i think because of that this is really going to amplify the opportunity from an audience integration for both oprah and for weight watchers.
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>> oprah's weight has been a central theme throughout her storied talk show career, discussing private struggles with public figures. >> i didn't know if overweight men had the same feelings of, gosh, i wish i could -- >> oh, yeah, sure. >> and everyday people. >> do you think that this is just about food? >> i don't know. >> let me tell you it's not. >> i think there's probably more. >> it's not. >> as well as her own battle in her talk show's highest rated episode. >> this is what 67 pounds of fat looks like. i can't -- i can't lift it. >> when she rolled out 67 pounds of raw animal fat in a wagon to visualize her personal weight loss in 1988. a three-decade struggle. >> i did not go to that party because i thought the five pounds made me too fat, not good enough. >> starting a new chapter and a new conversation with two household names.
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the company says oprah will use the weight watch efforts mobile app and work with a personal coach and has also agreed to make appearances on the company's behalf. guys. >> such a strong statement in her investing this way remind me of victor kiam saying i like remington razors so much i bought the company. >> it's the ultimate vote of confidence. it's a win-win for all. >> has such influence. my mom had oprah quotes growing up, i had them in my room growing up. she has so much influence. >> but weight watchers, too, is such an iconic and fads come and go. >> and she made millions in a day. >> better than comfort food. >> thank you so much. coming up next, was it barbie, the circus, maybe a princess theme? no, this little girl just had to party.
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>> or cavities and stuff like that. >> the study didn't get into that. >> what about breath, i think that helps. >> foot stuck in your teeth. >> ew. >> i always lie to the dentist, sorry, dentist. >> that is good news. no more guilt. >> yeah. it's his signature look, right, but donald trump's hair makes him a bit of an easy target so celebrity hairstylist renee freese decided to try out something different. we put different looks on donald trump. there's the volumizer. give donald a little oomph, the liuzza, a male version of lizza a and the weatherman, and then there is the daly, no, sorry, that's the seacrest.
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but not least, this is more me, the bald gentleman sglfrmt oh. >> evil trump. >> what do we like best for mr. trump? >> i hon estly think they all look good. >> don't you? >> the natalie? >> an improvement, i think, all of them. >> i like the weather man look. >> surprised he hasn't done that, surprised. >> me, too. >> maybe he's saving it. >> the weather man look was probability best. >> i thought so, too. >> since when does the weather man here have that kind of air? >> that's true. >> here's a headline that caught our eye this morning in the "wall street journal." it says "afound by loud chewing? "well, the problem is you. in the article experts say that if you're annoyed by certain sounds you may have a condition called misophonia when people have an aversion for noises, chewing, lip sympatheticing, clicking of the pen, experts say don't try to change the person making the noises.
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you are the one that needs help so what are the noises that drive you crazy in. >> all of those. >> my kids playing their video >> smacking food. >> i love my dad to death but when he chews gum, he just like a cow. >> sounds have an adverse effect for a lot of people. online there's a very big niche community of people that just like to watch and listen to those little sounds. >> they enjoy the sounds. >> it provides a whole calming effect to people. >> you're really getting into the dark reaches of the intersglet what drives you craze? >> nothing really. >> knuckle popping, people that crack their knuckles and pow had people that are humming and don't even know they are humming that. drives me nuts. >> how long is your list? >> can i go on and on. >> my brother hates the sound of the blot dryer, oh, my gosh,
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i say you fly jet engines and a blow dryer bother you. >> children when they are crying, that sound. >> speaking of kid, some toddlers are obsessed with sports teams and others like cartoons and meet a little girl who cannot get enough of cvs, yes, as in cvs the pharmacy. this is iris, isn't she cute. from fayetteville, arkansas. i love this. she chose cvs as the theme of her 4th birthday party and her parents went all out. in her own little checkout counter. she had a cvs-themed cake, goody bags for kids came with cvs staples like chap sticks and bandages and for the grown-ups mints in prescription bottles. >> my kids are always can we go to cvs now. my kids love cvs. >> a lot of cool things you can find.
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>> all right. >> i want a maserati-themed birthday party. >> now the news that fans of "gilmore girls" has been waiting for. >> first "the girlmore girls" fans are waking up with a big smile, new episodes are headed to netflix for a new run. sources are saying the main cast is on board, including lauren graham, who tweeted dudes, can't phone firm this but i also can't deny this. back in june we partnered with "entertainment weekly" for a cast reunion and they said if the revival was ever done it would be done right. >> if the "star wars" thing is a 10 on your pop culture scale. that's a -- >> 6 1/2. jimmy kimmel taking the show on the road and leaving l.a. behind and jimmy asked kids about the differences between two cities. what do you think about people from new york? >> people are crazy.
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>> what do you think about people from los angeles? >> i think that they are mostly into plastic surgery. because they really want to look perfect. >> who is better, the mets or the dodgers? >> the yankees. >> what do people in new york complain most about? >> maybe that it's too busy, yeah. >> and what do you think people in l.a. complain most about? >> that there's too much gluten in the world. >> very observant teenager. >> you can see donald trump will take on the volumizer or weatherman haircut the, he's a guest tonight on jimmy sglrmt dylan, what about the weather? >> decent day through the eastern half of the country and down through florida this easterly wind will create some rough surf. if you're in the water out there keep the risk of rip currents in mind. looking for improvements over the next couple of days and winds could gust up to 40 miles
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per hour. here's the heat we've been waiting on. te >> reporter: good morning. not as cold this morning. a milder day. a lot of clouds out there and even a few isolated showers and sprinkles, especially across southern new hampshire. one were to may appear across metro boston, but nothing significant. some sun, as well, through the day. temps this afternoon 60 to 65. for tomorrow, a lot of clouds. upper 50s. thursday still mainly cloudy skies. a few peeks of sun, and the risk of a shower thursday evening, but temps on thursday close to 70. >> and that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> all right, dylan, thank you. now to our special series what the he can are you eating where we're remaking your favorite foods into healthier option. today nutritionest expert jay bauer tackled pizza, and this morning it's all about the burger. >> here in america the hamburger has pretty much become our national food.
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any other country in the world, and reports show americans collectively eat over 50 billion burgers a year. holy cow, literally. so what's the beef with your diet? well, all hamburgers are not created equal. the type of patty, portion size, choice of bun and toppings can mean the difference between a relatively healthy or unhealthy me. i'll start with the bright side. if we're talking about a standard backyard burger on a classic bun, no double decker action piled with lettuce, tomatoes tomatoes, pickles and onions the sandwich will run you between 300 and 500 calories, so not so bad, right. why the do burgers get a bad rap because restaurants and creative chefs have turned them into fattening monstross industries from supersize the buns toasted with bun and slathered with mayo and special cause to topping
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like cheese, bacon and fried onions and some burgers have more than 1,000 calories and load your system with a day's worth of saturate the fat. that's the type of fat that can rates risk for heart attacks and diabetes. the bottom lines, are burgers grillworthy? of course, but whenever possible prepare your own burgers at home so that you can have full control over what goes in and what stays out. stick with ground meats that are at least 90% lean. poultry your church and whole grain buns piled with lettuce, tomato onions and even sauteed mushrooms and sliced avocado. love cheeseburgers, a slice will suffice, and one to two squirts of ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce and even salsa work well, too, and dig in. as for the times you're dining out in the restaurant i have three words. keep it simple. stick with a standard burger,
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pile on the produce and consider disc the top bun to save yourself00 calories. now that you know what the heck you're eating, build a better burger today. >> all right. joy, got our marching orders. good morning. >> good morning. >> so you're building a better burger. the first thing that's really key is the kind of meat you choose. >> that's right. >> so when you're making a burger at home and you're in the grocery store because it can get overwhelming with all the pack amsa, just want to make sure whether it's beef, whether it's chicken or turkey that it's at least 90% lean, so usually you tend to see 93/7, 93% lean and 7% fat. >> that's good. >> and then you know that your burger is going to be low in calories and packed with protein. >> that's great. bred. >> and you don't have to. when it comes to the bun go for whole grain, not necessarily because you're going to save a lot of calories because you're going to shower your body with extra nutrition, whole grain buns, standard buns clock in at
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flats which are 100 calories. english muffins come in whole grain, whole grain pita breads. some people are carbs phobic and don't like any carbs, you could wrap your burger if you want in blah mush rum caps. >> that's actually pretty tasty. >> you're killing me with the lettuce leaves though but i'll gain you back as a fact. i'll show you how to make a bacon cheeseburger. >> okay. typically a bacon cheese burger is 1,100 calories. my version is only 425. >> how did you do it, joy? >> have a whole grain bun and swapped the fatty pork bacon for lean turkey bacon, one slice of reduced fat cheese because it automatically will trim off 40 calories and i have my more than 90% leeuwenburger, lettuce, tomato, mustard, ketchup, if you want, low-fat mayo?
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i'd split it with you, and gets us down to 212.5. taste it. >> this is really good. >> isn't that good. >> 225 calories. tomorrow she will do frozen dear fellow citizen, your home is your castle. but sometimes the castle needs a new roof or kitchen. i can show you how to borrow money for it and not break the budget. if you have a question about
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how a home equity line of credit could work for you, ask me. i can help. sincerely jose gomez fellow castle owner and fellow citizen. >> this is 7news now. > anchor: good morning, everyone. 8:27. jeremy rhiner with a check of our fall forecast. >> reporter: jadiann, temps are close to 50 degrees. a lot of clouds, a few peeks of sunshine. there have been a couple showers this morning, mainly across southern new hampshire. one were to may find their way into metro boston briefly this morning with some sprinkles possible, but otherwise a dry day. not as cold as yesterday. temps this afternoon low 60s. >> anchor: all right. we can keel with that. the state fire marshal is investigating a suspicious fire in new bedford. crews quickly put out the flames at a home on nelson street earlier this morning. no one was inside at the time. the building had been evacuated earlier in the night after the report of an attempted arson.
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rochester police are trying to track down whoever shot a dog with what's believed to be a bb or pellet gun. the owner says his chocolate lab, noble, wandered off last week and was found bloodied later. noble is expected to make a full discovery. draft kings has hired martha coakley as a legal adviser. a draft kings employee released internal data and won $350,000 in a fan duel contest in the same week, but draft kings says an internal investigation found no wrongdoing. we'll be back at 9:00 for "today in new england." we'll see you then. here in vineland, home of progresso, we figured out how to get rich ingredients like bacon into 22 light soups, so if you want 100 calories or less per serving without giving up rich flavor do what we do...make it progresso. this moment is perfect in every
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it's 8:30 now on a tuesday morning, the 20th of october, 2015. we've got a nice crowd of people outside. going to love those temperatures at 70 degrees this afternoon and thanks to these folks for stopping by.
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some of the smooth sounds of the fantastic a capella group pentatonix who are here to treat us to live performances the rest of the morning. >> pretty amazing what they do. and bill murray opening up about his favorite roles and one that has us literally "rock being the casbah". >> and we have emmy winner jeff daniels joining us. >> also an all-star lineup tonight on "best time ever" with neil patrick harris, reba macintyre. catch it all tonight on nbc here on nbc. >> and by the way, neil's sidekick my cole sherngzer stops by later today. >> dylan a check of the weather. >> we'll have highs in the new york city area with highs in the upper 60s and mid-atlantic lower 70s.
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70s and 80s down through texas and a slight risk of stronger storms in new mexico. some of the stronger storms could produce heavy winds and large-sized hail. the rest of the country looks all right. 60s up through seattle and 70s and 80s on the west coast >> reporter: good morning. not as cold this morning. a milder day. a lot of clouds out there and even a few isolated showers and southern new hampshire. one were to may appear across metro boston, but nothing significant. some sun, as well, through the day. temps this afternoon 60 to 65. for tomorrow, a lot of clouds. upper 50s. thursday still mainly cloudy skies. a few peeks of sun, and the risk of a shower thursday evening, but temps on thursday close to 70. >> and that's your latest forecast. matt?
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stars in the new movie "rock the casbah" who plays a struggling talent manager who tries to get a young woman to compete on a popular singing show in afghanistan, and apparently she's not the only one who sings. smoke on the water fire in the night smoke on the water fire in the sky >> i used to actually like that song until just about 30 seconds ago. bill, good to see you. trivia, name the group and the year. >> the it's not deep purple. >> it is deep purple. >> and the year is 1978. >> 1972, i was in eighth group. you got the group right.
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>> it's a crazy song, final understood what it's about? >> which is? >> which is they were recording a record on the shore of lake geneva, and some goofus drunk set off like a fire rocket, and the only good club in town and burned it to ground. >> and that was the origin of "smoke on the water." >> they were here two months ago, probably still touring, here on the plaza. >> probably opened with that. >> the only song they did. you've done funny singing in other movies. any classical training? >> i've had some voice lessons. you might call that -- there were other people, opera singers according to the same people. i did a christmas show that comes out at christmas time. >> "a very murray christmas" and i sang in that, sang a lot. can i actually sing. >> "star wars." >> and i can sing "star wars." >> i can ruin songs. i ruined "smoke on the water" and i will ruin anything you like. >> you have a whole album of ruined songs coming out. >> that's my final position.
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>> tell me about this guy. he goes to afghanistan. i'm going to get to the singing competition part and why is he in afghanistan in the first place? >> kind of bust the. got not much going on and encounters a guy who puts together uso tours, kind of a gravy train for a rock promoter. can you put together not necessarily the best band, but, you know, it's a starting audience when you're overseas and they will listen to cover bands, garage bands if they show up, so he comes out. he hires his secretary to be the lead singer in this band and she bails and then he strands. >> bails with the passport. >> there's some reality here in that i think it was four or five years ago. there actually was a young woman who became the first female show. >> it really did happen, yes. >> but the twist is that after she competed she actually had to go into hiding. she got death threats. this is a comedy. how do you walk that line? >> well, we hope the actress
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won't have to go into hiding, pulling for her, a very sweet girl and we would hate to have to see her leave her family. i don't know how we're going to work with. the movie has actually been -- i don't want to say applauded but sort of applauded, encouraged and endorsed by like the sort of number one muslim spokesperson in the country and the fellow whose music we didn't steal but used, cat stevens, who is a muslim, is crazy about the movie and very happy with the way it turned out because, you know, in any movie you can want to kill the producers and he doesn't want to kill anyone. >> so many movies when they look at your resume, when people see you on the street, one movie more than others that they tend to bring up with you. >> depends on the time of year, people in march they will seen "groundhog day" 300 times and they like that. that one inarguably is a great
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you know, the older people like the ones i did first like "caddy shack" and "stripes" and "ghost busters," you know is a very powerful emotional statement. >> like a merchant ivory film. >> and then the other movies "lost in translation," that's more acting "and people like st. vincent's" very much. >> do you have one? >> i do like one "brooklyn flower" and i thought i should quit because i couldn't do any better than that, perfectly directed and i didn't think i could act any better than that but this one may be the best one. >> called "rock the kasbah" and bruce willis agrees you're as good as you've ever been in this movie so there's that. >> which is night. >> bill murray, thanks. >> "rock the kasbah" is in theaters this friday. savannah. >> all right, matt, thanks so much. coming up next, emmy winner jeff daniels is here to tell us about
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just discussing, should i get rid of the throw pillow. >> lose it.
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we are back now at 8:40 with one of hollywood's most ver tile stars jeff daniels and in the movie "steve jobs" he plays a role where he doesn't shy away from taking. >> you're issuing contradictory statement, you make people miserable and our top engineers are fleeing to dell, sung, and we've lost hundreds of millions in value and i'm the ceo of apple, steve, that's my resume. >> boom. jeff daniels, good morning. that's a mouthful. >> a gooum couple words in that. >> this is an aaron sorkin movie which means a particular thing and usually it means a lot of talking, a lot of dialogue and i
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stand in awe of your ability to let it roll off the tongue as though it's naturally coming to you. >> how do you do that? >> it's hard but you want hard, you want difficult. you want a challenge, and with aaron it's always heavy with tie log and takes more time leading up to it like on "newsroom" you would spend your weekend, forget doing anything, spend your weekend so by sunday night you would know the whole week because if you didn't and now we're going on to the set and you're going in sorkin speed you're left behind. >> and just in case anybody has any impression aaron is not the kind of writer/director who says, sure, just ad lib or this is just a suggestion. have your way with my words it's like you've got to have it right down to the punctuation mark? it's word for word and that's what broadway is. playwrights, you don't ad lib, oh, i don't have to write it.
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streep and she was walking in and you've got david here, do i have to write, it too, and whenever you get an aaron tact? here you are playing a real person john scully and as i understand it you had a chance to meet with him as well. did that add to your rtrait, because as you've said in interviews in the past you are not trying to do an impersonation of john scully. >> it's really a dramatization of events and people and john was a great source of information. he really helped, and you could still see how much the relationship relationship mattered to john years and years later. they didn't get to reconcile, a betrayal according to steve and it ended like that and now steve's gone. there's regret there and pain there, and i was able to put that into the movie and give john a complete picture. >> the movie is not without controversy, i mean, for
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talked about it, la uralene jobs, what do you make of that in. >> i don't care because at the end of the day he's a great historical figure. he changed the world. henry ford change the the world and thomas edison, edison, oppenheimer, steve was one of those guys, and those guys that create -- the creative genius that goes behind those guys, they are not simple people, and i love that we had -- we have the opportunity to showcase one of the great creative visionaries that the world has ever had and that means the good and the bad. >> speaking of creative, you are also in "the martian," got that role and going on tour with your son's band. tell me about that. >> the ben daniels band we start friday and go out for november because that's what an actor should do, pick up a guy tar and go to clubs and opera houses and play with his son's band because that makes you young. >> exactly. just hold on. >> that's right. >> jeff daniels, thank you so much, always a pleasure and
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"steve jobs" from our sister company universal is playing in select theaters and, bands nationwide. >> coming up, a live performance from grammy winners pentatonix, but first this is "today" on nbc. leadership isn't given. it's earned. realized. accomplished. fulfilled. won. leadership isn't given.
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8:46. october is the girls who develop normally and then suffer a regression of skills. >> doctors say now there's a big chance it can be cured. janet shamlian has the story of one motivated mom and her dream for all rett's girls. >> open and shut them. >> saidy is an amazing baby. where did you get that button from it is. >> she makes me laugh and i make her laugh. i love her personality. how was your day at school? good. >> stephanie and andy have two doubt esers. losy is 4 and sadie a year and a half. at first sadie was like any
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other toddler. when did you get the first hint that something might be amis? >> when she was 7 months old she wasn't moving and wasn't reaching out for toys with as much interest, if at all. she wasn't hitting those growth motor milestones. >> a genetic test revealed said he rett syndrome, a debilitating brain disorder and caused by a rare brain mutation it affects 1 in 10 girls who first develop normally until the age of 1 or 2. the first time you read about rett's syndrome, how concerned were you? >> there's not a word to describe it. i lost my balance and i fell to the floor and i am staring at my daughter in her crib as i'm reading this on my computer saying this does not add up. >> unlike alzheimer's and parkinson's, rett's isn't a degenerative disease but girls often lose use of their hand and
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some never walk. >> she cannot sit up on her own, she cannot crawl. she cannot walk and she can utter a few words but some of them are a little incomprehensible so we don't know what she wants. >> but it's true, the small things that they say and do, a hug, a touch. >> i want nothing more than for said toe hug me. but she can't. >> hi. she can't lift her arms to wrap them around my neck. losy. >> the couple, whose other daughter doesn't have rett's started looking for answered and found monica whose daughter chelsea has lived with it for 18 years. life expectancy for girls like chelsea is middle age. >> chelsea doesn't speak so we use yes/no flashcards. i need a break, i want to be moved, i want someone. is it one of those >> you know, one of the most wonderful things that she has
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>> monica create the the rett syndrome research trust and has been working with scientists for 16 years. she's raised $44 million in the search for a cure. >> we know that rett syndrome in animal models is dramatically reversible. >> scientists have identified an experimental drug that could help alleviate symptoms, clinical trials are on the horizon. >> you comfy, chelsea? >> she's the heart and soul of our family. she's really the glue that holds us all together, and -- and we would be very different people without her. >> i'm amazed that she has a daughter with such a severe case of rett's that she's done what she's done basically as a one-woman show and i was just thinking to myself after speaking with monica, what's minority all of this. >> encouraging news from researchers that a cure is possible, even close, stephanie
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>> i made a promise to her to do everything i can to not stop until a cure is found, and that is what i will do. >> a mother's crusade for a disease that robs girls of so much but can't take away hope. for today janet shamlian, nbc news, los angeles. >> and if you would like some more information about rett you can find out what to do to help. go to >> the the power of moms and the will to help. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. whatever life throws your way, you' ve got it in the bag. you' ve got t.j. maxx!
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pont tonics burst on the scene less than five years ago making a name for themselves on the nbc reality competition called "sing-off." >> today they have a grammy and a lot of fans including 9 million subscribeser to their youtube performer. they are here to perform "can't sleep love" and ladies and
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tell me am i going crazy tell me have i lost my mind >> yeah. am i just afraid of loving >> you have hum. or am i not the loving kind? >> yeah. i'm kissing in the moonlight, movies on a late nigt ht getting old i've been there, done, that supposed to be hot, but it's just cold somebody wake me up my heart, light me up, set fire to my soul, yeah cause i can't do it anymore gimme that can't sleep love gimme that can't sleep giffey that canned sleep
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maybe i'm too picky, honey maybe i'm too picky, honey but i'm not in the world you're in i'm not in the it for the money, ooh i'm your looking for the real thing >> yeah. i'm kissing in the moonlight, movies on a late night, getting old >> it's getting old. i've been there, done that, supposed to be hot, but it's just cold somebody wake up my heart light me up set fire to my soul cause i can't do it anymore gimme that can't sleep love gimme that can't sleep can't sleep love gimme that can't sleep dream about it, the kind that
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gimme that can't sleep love oh, i'm tired of dreaming i'm no one i'm tired i need somebody next to mine cause i'm dying to give it to someone give it to someone because i can't do it anymore gimme that can't sleep love gimme that can't sleep can't sleep love i want that can't sleep love gymy that can't sleep the kind i dream about all day, the kind that keeps me up all night gymy that can't sleep love oh, yeah >> yeah. >> thank you.
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>> thank you. >> pentatonix. they are going to be back with while. we could have used you guys for the "today" show musical last we really could have. that would have been good. just anybody that could sing would have been good for that. the new album everyone is saying, "hey! you gotta get fios!" but why? well, fios is a 100 percent fiber optic network, so you can get 100% out of all your devices. so whaver eed you need, fios has it with the fastest internet and wi-fi available, from 50 to 500 mbps.
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